ST. ALBANS —  Alberta K. Harmon, a lifelong resident of this area passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at the Northwestern Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

Born on June 3, 1929, in St. Albans, she was the daughter of the late Raymond C. and Hazel A. (Culver) King. Alberta was 85 years old. On Dec. 24, 1950, she married George J. Harmon, who preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 1988. For many years, Alberta was secretary to the Headmaster at Bellows Free Academy, and then worked several years for the railroad credit union.

Alberta cherished her life at the lake, entertaining her friends and family, and took profound joy in every sunset.   She was an avid golfer, enjoyed playing tennis and bowling and was an accomplished pianist.  She was a lifelong member of the First Congregational Church of St. Albans.

Survivors include her children, James E. Harmon of Lumberton, N.J.; Steven G. Harmon and his wife, Nancy, of Milton and Kathy J. Sargent and her husband, Mark, of St. Albans, as well as her grandchildren, Bobbie-Jo and her husband, Randy, Leslie and her husband, David, Adam, Meghan, Angela, Alyssa and Daniel and great-grandson, Dylan.

Alberta is also survived by her brother, Lawrence King and his wife, Grace, of Swanton; sisters, Joy Jenkins and her husband, Allen, of St. Albans, Emily Ward and her husband, Walter, of Texas, her brother-in-law Robert Harmon and his wife Betty of Florida and Maquam Shore, many nieces and nephews and  friend and caregiver, Marlene Bevins. In addition to her parents and husband, Alberta was preceded in death by her sister, Marilyn LeClair and her husband, Richard.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Monday, March 9, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St Albans.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 10 at 11 a.m. in the First Congregational Church, North end of Church Street. The Reverend Charles M. Purinton, Jr. will officiate.  Interment will be later this spring in the family lot in Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Vermont, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 128, Williston, Vermont  05495.  Messages of condolence to Alberta’s family are welcome at