Alta L. Cable

Alta L. Cable

Funeral services for Alta L. Cable, 81, of Chamberlain were held at 10:00 am Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Chamberlain with burial in the Riverview Cemetery at Chamberlain. Visitation was held Tuesday at 6:00 with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at the Zion Lutheran Church in Chamberlain. Alta Lee Cable was born on September 29, 1938 at Winner, SD of parents Albert Clarence and Onalee House Larsen. Alta attended grade school at East Cooper School in Lyman County, SD and Chamberlain High School, graduating in 1956. She attended Black Hills Teachers College in Spearfish, SD and taught country school for one year at Shelby, SD, which was north of Pukwana. Alta was united in marriage to Frank Booth Cable III at Chamberlain, SD on July 14, 1957. They began their married life on the Cable Ranch north of Pukwana, later moving to the ranch north of Chamberlain. Alta was once a member of the Busy Worker’s Club in Buffalo County, and then the Town and Country Extension Club of Brule County. In 1980, they retired from ranching and moved to rural Chamberlain.


Alta was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Chamberlain. She taught Sunday school and was active in Lutheran Women’s Mission League, serving as society president, and also served as Chamberlain Zone President and Chamberlain Zone Secretary/Treasurer. Along with her active involvement in the church, she was also a 4-H Mom, and an avid artist, a successful cake decorator and a skilled seamstress. In 1989, Alta began taking in travelers, and soon her home became “Cable’s Riverview Ridge Bed & Breakfast”. She was active in BBISD for many years as membership chairman and Great Lakes region director. Alta passed away on January 1, 2020 at Touchmark in Sioux Falls, SD.

She is survived by her husband Frank; two sons, Russell of Seguin, TX and Steven and wife Cindy of Sioux Falls; one daughter, Michelle and husband Wilson Stevens of Goldsboro, NC; one sister, Mavis Hansen and husband Richard of Reliance; one brother-inlaw, Harley Cable and wife Dawn of Pukwana; three sisters-in-law, Linda Kakela and Barbara Williams of Steamboat Springs, CO, and Sharon Caslin and husband Wade of Chino Valley, AZ; nine grandchildren; Tessa, Lacey, Russell, Cassie, Matt, Jared, Racquel, Samantha and Danielle; eleven greatgrandchildren; several nieces, nephews and greatnieces and nephews all of whom she loved dearly. Alta was preceded in death by her parents and her grandparents, her motherin- law, Agnes Benson Cable Creamer; her brother and her sister-in-law Dean and Gertie Larsen; her sister, Marian Truman; two nieces, Loretta Miller and Jimmi Rose Cable; and two brothers-in-law, Wayne Kakela and Charlie Williams. In lieu of flowers, donations would be welcomed for the Alzheimer’s Research Fund, the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, or Roam Free Park overlooking the Missouri River at Chamberlain.

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