Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Kapusta
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Kapusta
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Kapusta
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Kapusta, Alexa Alt
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Abstract: The Enid M. Baa Library of the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (DLAM) has acquired an extensive collection of memorial booklets since the early 1970's for U. S. Virgin Islands residents. Booklets are usually more than 10 pages long and give details of the life and family connections of the deceased.
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Bibliographic ID: CA01300214
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
Holding Location: Enid M. Baa Library and Archives, Virgin Islands Department of Libraries, University of the Virgin Islands
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

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Alexa Alt Kapusta
1920 1971

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The butterfly emerging from its cocoon
represents death, the passing from a
circumscribed life to the more complete
and beautiful life of heaven.






(Corner Nye and Crystal Gades)

Pastor Herman A. Luben
Organist: Co rtney Reese
Soloist: Agatha Canfield

Charlotte Analie
St. Thomas, V. I.
October 23, 1971
3:30 P.M.

"LORD make me an instrument
of Thy peace; where there is hatred,
let me sow love; where there is in-
jury, pardon; where there is doubt,
faith; where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light; and
where there is sadness, joy.
"0 Divine Master, grant that I
may not so much seek to be con-
soled as to console; to be under-
stood, as to understand; to be loved,
as to love; for it is in giving that
we receive, it is in pardoning that
we are pardoned, and it is in dying
that we are born to eternal life."

- St. Francis of Assisi.

ALUA AIR KIuWa (iaO-1971)

Whn her et spirit auddely aslped awy on SImday, Oetober 17, 1971,

to met the Lord she loved, "LaLe, as she was affcioAetlt*l knlo by IM ,

left behind a trail of love an unselfishness that ndeared hr to a11 her

feoily, and to her wids eircle of friends here and in may distant lands.
Born in St. Thora Deceabr 22, 1920, of John end Alean Vace Alt, she

a shielded from the eorrow of the losM of her mother, who died in giving her

birth, by the devoted care of her sant. Mes. Aliae* Vae Carrath and k.

ia Vane Lindqvist. Lende beeae a active amber of the 8any School ead

them of the Conregation of the St. hQbU Reftore Church. Abe is a graduate

of Charlotte Anlie Righ School, worked at er welfare Departat, wa an

attraetive airline hostess for a stint the Joined the tate Departmnt in

vashinton in 1952, first as a seeretar, thea ina challenging position in

which she was in charge of orientation of ewchage students from foreign

Meanwhile, in Washiaton, she ieatised ber Cristianity with fervent

spirit. She became a mber of the P Lari Presyterian Church, vashiaton,
and an active worker in its long Adult Grop and other church activities.

She took lav from her tate Department position to stay at the Prebyteria

Assmbly!e train g School in Richnd, Va., where she completed in 1955 their

graduate course in ChristiIan Mlution, fitting herself for mor intensive

church work. When a new Pres- terisa Church wa beig formed in ount Vernon,

nar Washington, she Journed there every uanday to play the organ nd to

help the fledgling church grow its wiag. This church, now row strong,

abled flower and indicated i tent to set up a permanent tribute to her


At Pilgrin Church, she met a young Church worker, Alvin Kpust, .of

North Dakota, vho it turned out wa also on the State Department stat,

though they had never nt in the labyrinth of the buse State Deprtment

buildings. lot log after. Septober i. 2957, they arrie, and cherished

each other devotedly to the and. 2b4 had fourteen yar of happy shared

experinaes. Mr. Kpusta rose rapidly la the State Departnt service.

Prom 1959 to 196 they ere at the U.S. abass at Lazabourg (tLakin the

opportunity to see uch of WArope togsthr), cm back to uashington for

ore foreign service orientation and language stud, then in 1968 to the

U.S. bassy it Burm, to ahbianton Mgian in 19TO, then off to Afghanistan

in May of this yer,. wher lr. slpust serves as Second Seretary of the

U.S. abassy at the capital, Kabul. Ale= wa a charming hoetess and help-

met on these diplomatic uasigments, which they both enjoyed thoroughly,

end they made many clo friends in the several countries in which they

served. In Luxi bour.g they adopted to baby boys, Paul and Victor (aov

Sand 8 years old). Theirs ue a hapw family, esad in activities
which fascinated and stimlated thea.

Than cme the untimely blow which leave a large cirele of devoted

family and friends to our the passing of hr gentle, happy spirit, always

thoughtful, ever kind.

The shattering blow eoe suddenly, rending ties of friends and family

alike, in the aidst of hopes, joys, ork and plans. Life slipped away-her

life so cherished by all who kIew her. Th gols she set vere within her

rasp. The ideals she cherished, the wytticim so clearly realized in her

travels were blossaing as e tooubhd the hbnds, those lives that entwined

with hers in foreign lead. Now she met have pondered the meanings ad life

value of the er and Middle but so that she could ny vith Oibran:

"And a w n spoke, saying, Tell us of Pain.
And he uid:
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that nclosee
your underetading...
And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily
miracles of your life, your pain woul not see
less wondrous than your Jy;
And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even
as you hayve ways accepted the esasons that pass
over your fields.
Ad you would watch with sereity through the vinters
of your grief."

And speaking of Death, she would ree that you shall find it if you

seek it in the heart of life. "If you would indeed behold the spirit of

death open your hart vide unto the body of life." his life which is

to be cotiued in Victor, Pal, sad moetly in Al.

Roy V. Born and ht d ha


Organ Prelud "Jesu, Joy of Man's Deiring" J.S. Beo


Invocation For l The Saints S 425

Old Testment L so

Solo "Be Still, Soul" from Sibelius' PIIADIA (Words Psa3lm 6)
Ageth, Cnltield, Contralto

fev Testnmet Lessos

*1ym "Amaing Orace" No. 275

Meditation One Houe--~bn ROom

*Affirmtion of Faith and Prayr

Prayer The Lord's Prser

*Sym "'Tine Is The Glory" bo. 209


The Recessional "Dead March" from SALG by G.. Handel

SConrgation Plee Stand

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