Alta Fae Shammo

Here lies the body of Alta Fae who spent her whole life gathering friends and relatives and their stories. I was born in the small town of St. Johns, Arizona to two loving parents, Carl Lorenzo “Ren” and his wife Calla Alta Plumb.  I lived there with two loving Grandmothers, Alice LeSueur Crosby and Alta Curtis Plumb, many aunts and uncles and lots of cousins to love me.

Two weeks after I graduated from High School, 1st day of June 1952,  our family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and we have lived there ever since.  I was the oldest living child and had two brothers, Carl James and Donald Oliver and two sisters Alta Rae and LaRenna,  with  two brothers dying at birth.  All of the above are deceased.

We pioneered some desert land and built our own home and have lived there, finding many lifelong friends.  In 1958, while square dancing I met the love of my life, a man of the Lords own choosing, Ronald Carl Shammo, who was in the Air Force and from Ohio.  We were married 23 May 1959 and later sealed in the St. George, Utah Temple.  After this we started gathering many more relatives and friends and their stories.

We had six children: Cindy Lou,  Ronda Sue, Tina Marie, Kathryn Fae and 8 years later Carlee Ann and finally a son, when I was 40 years old,  Terry Crosby Shammo.  All are wonderful children and their spouses have given me many grandchildren and great grandchildren to love and even three great-great grandchildren.

I worked for ten years or so at Western Union and retired to be a full time Mom.  My siblings all lived near and our children all grew up together.  I have not had any great callings or accomplishments in my life except being a genealogy teacher and a Mother to many besides my own children.

I have enjoyed going to the temple and working as a volunteer in the office there for 19 years.  It is still my  great joy gathering relatives and friends in our home has always been open to whoever comes by as my parents and my aunts homes were before me.


Friday, July 14, 2023

1825 North Hollywood Blvd  LV, NV  89156 (Hollywood & Kell LDS Chapel)

Visitation 9:00AM to 9:45AM

Funeral Service 10:00AM


Bunkers Memory Garden Cemetery

7251 West Lone Mountain Road

Las Vegas, NV  89129

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  • My daughter and I went on a church history tour that The Shammos were part of. It was such a great trip and I’m thankful we got to share that experience. We were in the same ward for a time as well. My sincerest condolences to the family.


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