Alda Kobold was born November 11, 1935, in Crosby, ND to Roy and Elsie (Hennis) Wells. She attended grade school at one-room country schools in Divide County and went to Crosby High School graduating in 1953.
Alda met Donald Kobold in June, 1953 (Don was in-love at first sight). After their first date Don introduced himself to her family and proceeded to let them know that she would be his wife. They were married on November 23, 1953 and celebrated their 45th anniversary in 1998.
After Don was discharged from the Air Force they moved to Denver, Colorado. Their first daughter Sherry was born in 1955 and their second daughter Stacey was born in 1972. Their grandson Michael was born in 1973 and was raised by Don and Alda.
Alda worked as a bookkeeper for Skaggs Company for 10 years before moving to Mitchell, SD in 1977. Alda was Manager of the Thunderbird Motel for 15 years before her retirement.
Alda enjoyed gardening, playing scrabble, crossword puzzles, reading, and visiting with friends over coffee.
She enjoyed many friendships over the years – she was grateful for those who stayed close after her husband passed away and were there for her during her illness – She was especially grateful for her friendship with Linda Usselman during the past year.
Grateful for having shared Alda’s life are her Daughter: Stacey Usselman (Travis) and their children Jacob & Sascha, of Aberdeen and her Grandson: Michael (Shanna) and their children Mason, Sean, & Thea; her sister-in-law Karen Totton; brother-in-law Sterling Totton; and “brother-in-law” Fred Kobold (Pat).
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don in 1999; her daughter Sherry in 2001; her infant great-granddaughter Julia in 1993; her sister, Delaine; her brother, Duane; and her infant brother, Keith.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials.