Angelita Alba (1913 - 10/17/2009)

Angelita Alba was born in the northern Mexican state of Durango, orphaned at the young age of six, and raised by her grandmother.  During most of her teenage years she was a migrant worker who traveled as far north as Michigan.  She met her husband while picking cotton in Texas and they settled just south of the border in Piedras Negras, Coahuila where their eleven children were born. 

In 1962, at the invitation of a Cache Valley rancher, the Alba family moved to Idaho for employment and three years later moved to the Salt Lake area.  Among the many ways she perpetuates her Mexican heritage is through the art of flowermaking, one of the skills learned from her grandmother.  Angelita is known for crafting both paper flowers for celebrations and brightly colored fabric flowers for bride's bouquets.

 


Angelita Alba
Mexican Bride's Bouquet...
Angelita Alba
Mexican Paper Flowers
Angelita Alba
Small Bouquet of Mexica...