Thomas Taylor Alger

Thomas Taylor Alger was born June 16, 1930, in Lansing, Mich. ,the son of Ernest and Elizabeth (Taylor) Alger. He passed away at Vista Grande Inn in Cortez on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at the age of 83.

An artist, Thomas enjoyed painting and drawing. He loved being around dogs and riding motorcycles.

Thomas is survived by his children, Elaine Eschtruth and husband, Mike, of Dove Creek, John Taylor Alger of Grand Ledger, Mich., and Julie Mazuca and husband, Oscar of Canadian Lakes, Mich.; and nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Elizabeth Alger; brother, John Alger; and sister, Mary Alger.

Cremation has taken place, and no services will be held. Donations can be made to your local humane society. To send condolences, click on the obituary section at