Aww crap - RIP Alta McClellan

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Who is Alta McClellan? Owner and very-much hands on manager of Bellingham's Hardware Sales. From local station KGMI:
Alta McClellan, Hardware Sales Owner Has Died
While some things will likely never change at Bellingham�s Hardware Sales, others can�t last forever.

The co-founder and matriarch of the James Street store has died.

Alta McClellan passed away yesterday morning at the age of 94.

Alta and her husband Max purchased what later became Hardware Sales in 1962.

Doug Close, a longtime employee says Alta was first at the store and one of the last to go home, six days a week. She was even known to go into work on Sundays, the only day Hardware Sales was closed to buisiness.

Her son, daughter, and grandson continue to run the family business.

In 2007, Alta was named Professional Woman of the Year.

A year earlier, former Bellingham Mayor Mark Asmundson proclaimed Alta's 90th birthday, "Alta McClellan Day".
Hardware Sales website is here. This place is awesome. When I first moved to the area about six years ago, I went in there and spent several hours wandering through the aisles. If they do not have it, you do not need it. Here is their 'about' page. Quite the story.

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