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ARIZONA OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

 

 

Obituaries are listed alphabetically by FIRST name. Included are people whose last name, maiden name, or married name is Alford or a spelling variation: Alfred, Alvord, Allford, Halford, Hallford, Holford, etc.

 

The name of the newspaper (or other source) and place and date of publication follow the name of the deceased. If we included the obituary in AAFA ACTION, the issue is noted.

 

The Alford American Family Association (AAFA) has often added notes for each obituary, including Social Security Death Index (SSDI) data, relationship of the deceased to other Alfords, and lineages. Extensive research notes are not always included in the interest of making the obituaries available online. We will add to AAFA NOTES as time permits.

 

Where lineages are included (Alford unless otherwise stated), the format is: Name, year of birth, state or country of birth.

 

Obituaries of AAFA members and their spouses are also included on the AAFA Member Memorials web page and may include more information.

 

We welcome corrections and additional information. If you have an obituary from this state that is not included here, please share it with us!

 

Date posted: 6 SEPTEMBER 2014

 

 

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The families of some of the subjects of these Arizona obituaries are represented in AAFA Alford Genealogies published on this website, where we are referring readers for more information.

 

*AAFA’s Online Published Genealogies:

 

1. Known Descendants of Alexander Alvord and Mary Vore (DNA Group 4) and Thomas Alford b. about 1598 England (DNA Group Four)

            See also Open Library’s A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord

 

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Arizona Health Services provides online birth certificates (1855–1937) and death certificates (1861–1962): http://genealogy.az.gov/.

 

 

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ALBERT WRIGHT “BURT” ALVORD

 

DAILY CITIZEN

Tucson, Pima Co., AZ—Thursday, 21 July 1910

 

ALVORD WAS LEADING MEMBER OF ALVORD-STILES GANG THAT TERRORIZED SOUTHERN ARIZONA

 

            Burt Alvord, notorious as an outlaw who terrorized the outlying towns and ranches in southern Arizona and along the Mexican border, and who disappeared after a sensational escape from the Cochise county jail at Tombstone in 1903, died recently of fever in Barbadoes in the West Indies, according to news received here.

            The news of the former desperado’s death was received here through the medium of a letter sent by friends of Alvord to H.M. Dubois, a former Tucsonian, now in Los Angeles. Dubois had known Alvord in Arizona and subsequently in Brazil where Alvord worked for a time in railroad construction.

            The letter, sent from Christobal, Canal Zone, reads in part as follows: “Burt Alvord died in Barbadoes positively, and the American consul at Bridgetown, the capital, has $800 or $900 in gold which Burt had when he died. His sister could get this if she could prove her claim. Bravo Juan, a former companion of Alvord, died recently up the Amazon.”

            Alvord, who, with Billy Stiles, was a leading member of the Alvord-Stiles gang of horse thieves and bandits in general, constituted himself a terror to outlying populations in Pima, Cochise and Santa Cruz counties, and are credited with attempting one or more train robberies. After some years of successful depredations in Arizona and in northern Mexico, the gang was scattered and depleted after a number on conflicts with county peace officers and the Arizona rangers. Alvord escaped from jail more than once, the last time being from the county jail at Tombstone. The whereabouts of Stiles are unknown. He has frequently been reported dead, and as frequently reported as having been seen in some of the various villages on the Arizona side of the line.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother Charles E. Alvord in this compilation.

            We published Burt Alvord, Outlaw Sheriff—Part 1 in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996; Burt Alvord, Outlaw Sheriff—Part 2 in Winter 1997; and Burt Alvord, Outlaw Sheriff—Part 3 in Summer 1997.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Albert Wright “Burt” 1867 CA1, Charles Elbridge 1826 NY2, William 1795 MA3, Daniel 1758 MA4, Elisha 1731 MA5, Joseph 1697 MA6, Ebenezer 1665 MA7, Alexander 1627 England8.

 

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ANDREA LUCILLE ALFORD

 

EAST VALLEY TRIBUNE

Mesa, Maricopa Co., AZ—Sunday, 24 June 2007

 

            Alford, Andrea Lucille, 52, of Apache Junction died June 18, 2007, in Apache Junction [Pinal Co.]. Services: 12 p.m. Monday at Bunker’s Desert View Chapel, 9702 E. Apache Trail, Mesa. (480) 986-1616.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Andrea L. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 25 Nov 1954.

 

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ANITA AILEEN ALVORD NELSON

 

ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Tucson, Pima Co., AZ—Thursday, 13 March 1997

 

            Nelson, Anita Aileen Alvord, 70 years old passed away March 10, 1997 surrounded by a loving family and friends.

            Aileen was born in San Diego, CA. on July 12, 1926. She spent her childhood as a Navy junior, following her father to China, the Philippines and traveling across America. She graduated from St. Agnes Academy, Houston, TX, and attended the University of Southern California. Married on February 1, 1948, her married life was full of adventure as she moved her children around the West and Southwest. After a brief sojourn on the East Coast, she returned to the city she loved. A long-time resident of Tucson, she was a well-known bridal consultant at the Hope Chest and J.C. Penny’s. She was a member and officer of the Indian Ridge Garden Club and volunteered as a precinct polling inspector.

            Aileen is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, John Nelson of Tucson and her four children Chris and Gail Nelson (US Forest service scientist) of Springerville, AZ, Arne and Deborah Nelson, (US Navy Captain, Navy Headquarters, the Pentagon) of Burke, VA; Claudia Nelson (Coordinator for Outreach, University of Arizona American Indian Studies Programs) of Tucson; and Sally and Jay Pollard (Channel Specialiste, Nordstroms San Francisco-Bay Area ) of Petaluma, CA. Her loving grandchildren are Eric and Sherri Nelson of Flagstaff, Elissa Nelson of Springerville and Victoria and Andrew Nelson of Burke, VA. Additionally, she leaves behind a sister and brother-in-law, Claudia and Dan Cassino of Tucson; a sister, Monica Noble of Irvine, CA; four nieces and nephews; five great-nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

            Aileen loved her family, friends, and her adopted city, Tucson. Admired, loved and respected by all who knew her as a kind, generous and caring wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend, she was the best grandma. She will be missed dearly.

            Memorial services will be held at East Lawn Palm Mortuary, 5801 E. Grant Road, Tucson, March 15th at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Larry Rhodes of Springerville officiating. Interment will follow at East Lawn Palms Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carondelet Hospice Services, St. Joseph’s Hospital, 350 North Wilmot Rd., Tucson, Arizona, 85711-2678 (520-721-3911).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates Aileen A. Nelson (SS# issued in PA), last residence Tucson, Pima Co., AZ.

 

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ANNIE BELL ALFORD TAYLOR

 

ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ—Friday, 15 December 2006

 

[A death announcement published in the same newspaper on 14 December 2006 listed her full name.]

 

            Dr. Annie Alford Taylor, 75, of Phoenix, passed peacefully in her sleep on December 8, 2006....

            Dr. Annie Alford Taylor was born August 25, 1931 to Charley and Aselee Alford in Wewoka, Oklahoma. She received her early education at Douglas High School in Wewoka and later attended Langston University where she received her B.A. in English and French. Dr. Taylor was a woman of ability and self determination. She moved to Arizona where she attended Arizona State University where she received her degree in Library Science as well as a M.A. and Ph.D. in Education. Teaching experiences include: Phoenix Union High School District (1959-1960), Palmdale Elementary School (1960-1963), Alhambra High School (1963-1968), and the Maricopa Community College District (1968- retirement).

            Giving back to the community was a primary goal for Dr. Taylor and teaching in a class room was not enough. Her influence was reflected in the various volunteer activities and membership rosters which include the Phoenix Urban League and Adult evening GED classes. As a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) Beta Omega Chapter, Phoenix, Arizona, she served as Basileus (President) for two terms 1983-1987. During her term, The Sepia Fashion Show was introduced in Phoenix.

            Dr. Taylor was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Aselee Alford.

            She leaves to cherish, her daughter, Abby Taylor, sisters, Erma Jean Emery, Lawton, Oklahoma and Doll B. Bly, Phoenix, Arizona.

            .... Funeral services will be Saturday, December 16, 2006 at 10:00 am with a 1 hour prior viewing at First Institutional Baptist Church, 1141 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, Az. Services entrusted to Universal Memorial Center, 602-252-6011.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Annie A. Taylor (SS# issued in OK).

            See the obituary of her father, Charley Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ANNIE LORINE ALFORD HUDSON

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, TN—Friday, 24 March 2000

 

SARDIS [Henderson Co., TN]—Annie Lorine Hudson, 75, of Mesa [Maricopa Co.], Arizona, formerly of Sardis, a nurse’s aide, died of cardiac arrest Saturday [March 18] at her home. Graveside services were held at Union Baptist Cemetery. She was a Jehovah’s Witness.

            Mrs. Hudson, the widow of Eldon Hudson, leaves three sons, Dennis Hudson and Myles Hudson, both of Mesa, and Kevin Hudson of Jackson; a sister Nesha Fortner of Bel Air, Maryland; a brother, Jimmy Alford of Pasadena, Texas, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lorine Hudson (SS# issued in MS) was born 20 Dec 1924.

 

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ANNIE RUTH ALFORD

 

ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ—Monday, 12 December 2005

 

            Annie Ruth Alford, 85, Phoenix, Arizona, passed away December 7, 2005. There will be a Graveside Service on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at East Resthaven Park Cemetery, 4310 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix, Arizona. Arrangements entrusted to Harper Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie Alford (SS# issued in AZ) was born 8 October 1920.

 

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ARMIDA ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS-SUN

Sun City, Maricopa Co., AZ—16 June 2010

 

            Armida Alford, 87, of Tucson died June 12, 2010, in Tucson.

            She was from California and was a supervisor for AT&T.

            Service is at noon Monday in Sunland Mortuary, 15826 N. Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City. Sunland Mortuary handled arrangements. 623-933-0161. Visit this person’s Guest Book at www.yourwestvalley.com.

 

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Photo from Sunland Memorial Park, Sun City, Maricopa Co., AZ—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen Markwardt-Blakewell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Armida Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 18 Jan 1923, last residence Tucson, Pima Co., AZ.

            She shares a gravestone with her husband, Herbert E. Alford (1929–2003) in Sunland Memorial Park, Sun City.

 

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AUDRY BARBER ALFORD ROSS

 

ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ—Thursday, 1 June 2006

 

            Audry Alford Ross, age 87 of Tempe, Arizona, born to Troy and Gertrude Barber on August 21, 1918 in Newark, Arkansas, went home to the Lord on May 30, 2006. She first moved to Arizona in 1938, returned to Arkansas and married Warren Alford, returning to Arizona in 1952. She was widowed in 1960, and in 1968 married Dell Ross, who also preceded her in death in 1983.

            She is survived by her son, Glenn Alford and his wife Kathy, daughter Janet Hold-Elms and her husband Ray Elms. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Warren Alford, Kristin & Jeff Reuter, Mike & Nicole Hold and Lisa & Vince Beemiller, great-grandchildren, Kaitlin, John and Meagan Reuter, Holden, Harrison and Heath Beemiller. She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and she was a life-long member of the Church of Christ. Those who knew her will miss her gentle, and loving spirit. She reunites in Heaven with her sisters Opal Watts & Emily Combs, and her brother Milburn Barber.

            Visitation & viewing will be Thursday, June 1st at 10AM, followed by funeral services at 11AM at the Eastside Church of Christ, 2002 E. Missouri, Phx., AZ 85016.... Arrangements entrusted to Tempe Mortuary.

 

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DAILY GUARD

Batesville, Independence Co., AR—Monday, 19 June 2006

 

CHANDLER [Maricopa Co.], Ariz.—Audry Alford “Tootsie” Ross, 87, of Chandler, Ariz., died May 30, 2006, in Chandler.

            Born Aug. 21, 1918, in Newark [Independence Co., AR], she was the daughter of Troy and Gertrude Barber. She was raised in Newark and graduated from Newark High School. She married Warren Alford in 1939. They moved to Arizona in 1940, where their daughter Janet was born. They moved back to Newark, where their son Glenn was born in 1947.

            She was a homemaker and worked for the Box Factory in Newark in the late 1940s. The family returned to Phoenix, Ariz., in 1952, where she remained until her death. She married Dell Ross in 1968. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ.

            Survivors include a son, Glenn Alford; a daughter, Janet Hold-Elms; seven grandchildren, Warren Alford, Kristin Reuter, Jeff Reuter, Mike Hold, Nicole Hold, Lisa Beemiller and Vince Beemiller; six great-grandchildren, Kaitlin Reuter, John Reuter, Meagan Reuter, Holden Beemiller, Harrison Beemiller and Heath Beemiller; and several cousins.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Milburn Barber; and two sisters, Opal Watts and Emily Combs.

            The funeral was held in Arizona.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Audry L. Ross (SS# issued in AZ).

 

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BARBARA S. ALFORD FRANKS

 

ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Tucson, Pima Co., AZ—Sunday, 17 December 2006

 

            Franks, Barbara S., went to be with her Lord on December 12, 2006. Barbara was born in Belen, NM, February 4, 1930 to Frank and Bertha Alford.

            She is survived by her husband, Morris Franks; her two children, Mark Franks and Lisa McLario; grandchildren, Noel Franks, Gregory and Ashleigh McLario; two sisters; nephews; nieces; and cousins. She will be missed by her family and friends as a loving wife of 55 years, a nurturing mother and loyal friend. She cared deeply for others and enjoyed helping them through mission work, especially with food and clothing programs along the border. Barbara worked for the City of Tucson 20 years, primarily as executive secretary to the then mayor, Lewis Murphy. She loved Tucson and the Southwest, the customs, people and culture, as well as the beauties of Baja Arizona.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Barbara A. Franks (SS# issued in NM), last residence Tucson, Pima Co., AZ.

 

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BETTY J. ALVORD LOVE

 

ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ—Thursday, 22 March 2001

 

            Betty J. Love, 79, of Scottsdale, died March 20, 2001. Born April 23, 1921 in Chicago, IL, she worked for the phone company, and was a dedicated military wife. The couple has lived in Arizona for thirty years, where she was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a volunteer with the Scottsdale Memorial Hospital....

            She is survived by her husband James W. Love of Scottsdale, daughters Linda Gravitt of College Park, GA and Laura Love of Scottsdale, sons Bill of West Point, UT, James W. Jr. and Joel both of Scottsdale, six grandchildren, one great grandchild and one brother Gene Alvord of Tacoma, WA. Graveside services will be 1:15PM Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Betty J. Love (SS# issued in IL).

 

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BROWNIE JEAN ALFORD MCELMOYL

Sister of Steve A. Alford, Jr., AAFA #0190, and Joyce Alford Vorman, AAFA #0251

 

ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ—Tuesday, 24 July 2001

 

            Brownie Jean McElmoyl, of Prescott, Arizona, was born September 4, 1934, in Shreveport, Louisiana to Steven A. Alford and Joyce Powell Alford. She attended Lake Charles High School end later received a B.S. degree from Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas. After college she moved to Phoenix, Arizona and taught physical education at Carl Hayden High School. She was also a tennis professional at John Gardiner’s Tennis Ranch in Scottsdale in the 1970’s. She moved to Prescott in the early 1990’s and worked for the Yavapai Gaming Agency as Human Resources Coordinator. She enjoyed her almost 9 years with the YGA tremendously and valued all her friends there and at the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe.

            Brownie’s family wants to acknowledge the support and kindness of her friends and co-workers. Brownie passed away peacefully in her daughter’s home on Monday, July 9, 2001.

            She is survived by her son, Scott Borden McElmoyl of Atlanta, Georgia, and her daughter, Courtney McElmoyl of Duncan, Oklahoma and her granddaughter Reese Alford McElmoyl. In addition to her son, daughter and granddaughter, Brownie will be greatly missed by her sisters Jane Sims of Lynchburg, Virginia and Joyce Vorman of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Brownie is also survived by Mary Williams of Tucson, Arizona and Frank B. McElmoyl of Prescott.

            Her family and friends will always remember her enduring personality, compassion and unique sense of humor. She was truly a special person.

            At Brownie’s request, her ashes will be spread over her mother’s grave in Amite, Louisiana.

            Brownie and her family have requested that donations be made to the Yavapai Humane Society, P.O. Box 12, Prescott, Arizona 86301.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Brownie J. McElmoyl (SS# issued in LA), last residence Prescott, Yavapai Co., AZ.

            See the obituary of her father, Steve A. Alford Sr., in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her brother Steve A. Alford Jr. in Louisiana Obituaries; sister Joyce Alford Vorman in Massachusetts Obituaries; and sister Jane Alford Sims in Virginia Obituaries

            Her lineage: Brownie Jean 1934 LA1, Steve A. 1892 LA2, Arthur Colley 1869 LA3, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA4, John Seaborn 1807 LA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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CAROL LEE ALFORD

 

ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ—Thursday, 13 February 2014

 

Carol Lee Alford Obituary

 

            Alford, Carol Lee—86 of Phoenix, Az, passed away on February 9, 2014.

            She was born in a small house on Linden Street in Phoenix on December 25, 1927. She attended Phoenix Union High School and the University of Phoenix. She was a regional accountant and controller for Ramada Inns Executive Offices for over two decades. Carol was married to the love of her life, Dean for 68 years. She loved her husband, children and grandchildren unconditionally. She never missed an opportunity to let them know how much they were loved.

            She is survived by her husband, Dean; her sons, Robert and his wife Sally, Terry and his wife Moni, Stephen and his wife Jonelle, Michael and his wife Terri; her daughter Dianna and her husband Ron, and daughter Brenda; grandchildren, Brent, Aaron, Sarah, Titan, Charity, Paul, Ashley, Chris, Vanessa, Mason, Brandon, Michael, Austin, Mark, Randi, Shannon, Dean, Caitlin, Isaac, Seth and Bonny; great grandchildren, Logan, Sierra, Titan, Stella, Haley, Callie, Noah, Brady, Samantha and Deitrik.

            Her family will continue to find their way in this world surrounded by her love.

            A visitation will be held at A.L. Moore Grimshaw Mortuary, 710 W. Bethany Home Rd, Phoenix, Az, 85013 on Friday, February 14, 2014 from 6-8pm.

            The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 10:00am at A.L. Moore Grimshaw Mortuary.

            Interment at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery immediately following the funeral service. To offer condolences visit www.almoore-grimshaw.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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CELIA GERTRUDE LAWSON ALFRED

 

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

St. Louis, MO—Monday, 8 January 2007

 

            Alfred, Celia Gertrude (nee Lawson), born March 26, 1923 resided in St. Louis, MO until she relocated to Phoenix, AZ in 1998 to live with her daughter, Judy Clatterbuck, passed away peacefully in her sleep December 29, 2006 at 9:10 a.m.

            Preceding her in death was her loving husband, Wilbur E. Alfred Sr., great grandson, Noah Bartsch, sister, Marion Stephenson and her beloved Shih Tzu, Molly who was jointly owned by both Celia and Marion Stephenson.

            Celia’s surviving family consists of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as follows: Wilbur (Skip) E. Alfred Jr.; granddaughter, Denise Thurman; great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Thurman and Scott Thurman; Judith (Judy) Clatterbuck; granddaughter, Sharon Clatterbuck; granddaughter, DeAnne Thomas; great grandchild, Clayton Dakota Thomas; Neal B. Alfred, granddaughter, Amanda Bartsch and great grandchildren Tyler Bartsch, Caitlyn Bartsch ad Samuel Bartsch; granddaughter, Lindsey Boyett and great grandchildren Jillian Boyett and Sydney Boyett; and grandson, Joey Alfred; Kenneth M. Alfred and grandchildren, Kimberly Alfred, Kenneth M. Alfred Jr., Shirley Alfred and Tonya Alfred.

            Celia loved her animals and took care of Molly (her Shih Tzu), Sandy (her Cockatiel) and her daughter’s dogs, Lady and Pepper (who have since passed away) and Packer and Baillee, a golden retriever and golden Labrador, respectively until she passed.

            Services: Visitation on Tuesday Jan. 9 at Braun Colonial Funeral Home, Cahokia, IL, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Funeral service Wednesday, at 10 a.m. Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery St. Louis, MO.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Celia G. Alfred (SS# issued in MO).

 

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CHARLES ELBRIDGE ALVORD, JR.

 

TOMBSTONE DAILY EPITAPH

Tombstone, Cochise Co., AZ—28 November 1889

 

            The sad news was received here yesterday of the death of Charles E. Alvord at Fort Huachuca, where he had gone several weeks ago in the hope that the change would prove beneficial. He had been ill for over a year of consumption, and died yesterday at one o’clock.

            The body will be brought to this city for interment, the funeral taking place from the residence of his parents, on Fremont street, at two o’clock tomorrow afternoon.

            He had been a resident of this city since the early days of the camp and was held in high esteem by those who knew him.

 

In another article:

 

TOMBSTONE DAILY EPITAPH

Tombstone, Cochise Co., AZ—28 November 1889

 

            At Fort Huachaca, November 27, Charles E. Alvord, aged 23 years.

            Funeral from the residence of his parents, on Fremont street, this city, tomorrow (Friday) at 2 o’clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother Albert Wright “Burt” Alvord in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Charles Elbridge 1864 CA1, Charles Elbridge 1826 NY2, William 1795 MA3, Daniel 1758 MA4, Elisha 1731 MA5, Joseph 1697 MA6, Ebenezer 1665 MA7, Alexander 1627 England8.

 

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CHARLEY ALFORD

 

[We are also including his obituary in Oklahoma Obituaries because he lived most of his life and is buried there.]

 

SEMINOLE PRODUCER

Seminole, Seminole Co., OK—Friday, 4 April 1997

 

WEWOKA [Seminole Co.]—Funeral services for Charley Alford, 85, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Parker’s Chapel... [and] burial will follow in Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

            Alford died Monday [March 31] in Phoenix [Maricopa Co.], Ariz.

            He was born Aug. 22, 1911, in Wewoka, where he lived most of his life.

            He was retired from Tinker Air Force Base and Forsee Chevrolet.

            Survivors include three daughters, Erma J. Emery, Lawton, Annie A. Taylor, Tempe, Ariz., and Doll B. Bly, Phoenix; three brothers, Wesley Alford, Weleetka, Sylvester Alford, Detroit, Mich., and Romeo Alford, Sapulpa; three sisters, Sunshyne French, Owasso, Violet Patterson, Tulsa, and Wessylyne Simpson, Langston; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Charley Alford (SS# issued in MS) but list his death date as 29 March 1997, last residence Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ.

            See the obituary of his daughter Annie Bell Alford Taylor in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Wesley L. Alford in Oklahoma Obituaries.

 

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CHRIS DAVID ALFORD

 

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—Sunday, 11 January 2009

 

 

            Chris David Alford loving son, brother, uncle and friend passed away January 5, 2009 in Arizona where he was employed as a Physician’s Assistant. He was born April 17, 1959 in San Antonio to Noel and Charlotte Louise Alford.

            Chris loved learning and helping people. He combined those desires with his interest in the medical field, earning degrees in Biomedical Science (Texas A&M University), Respiratory Therapy (Texas State University), and Physician Assistant Studies (University of South Alabama). Chris found his work as a Physician’s Assistant especially rewarding, and was appreciated by his patients for his attentiveness and caring nature. His favorite hobbies included music, hiking and movies.

            He is survived by his parents, Noel and Charlotte Louise; sisters, Carol L. Stegink and husband, Garrett, Holly G. Watson and husband, George; brother, Noel W. Alford; and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

            Memorial Service 3:00 PM Wednesday, January 14, 2009 Mission Park Funeral Chapels North You may sign the online guestbook at www.missionparks.com under the obituary section.

 

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Photo from Mission Burial Park North, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jpop72

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Chris David Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence AZ.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Noel Milner Alford and Charlotte Louise Sherbondy Alford, in Texas Obituaries.

            The Mission Park Funeral Chapels North website says that Chris resided in Lake Havasu City, AZ.

            His lineage: Chris David 1959 TX1, Noel Milner 1927 TX2, Starley Fletcher 1882 TX3, Noel Waddell 1838 LA4, Needham Judge 1789 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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CLARENCE BUEL ALFORD

 

ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Tucson, Pima Co., AZ —Friday, 24 May 2002

 

            Alford, Clarence Buel, died May 22, 2002 in Tucson.

            Buel was born May 4, 1918 in Louisiana, lived his adult life in Beaumont, Texas, and moved to Tucson after his retirement from Mobil Oil Company.

            He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Evelyn Alford; daughter, Sandra Skinner Sprinkle; and three grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ruby Bowland; niece, Nancy Bowland; and good friends.

            Brave, caring, kind and generous, he was a “Man’s Man,” protecting family and friends alike. He was the rock on which we built the foundations of our lives. We will miss him.

            Funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2002 at East Lawn Palms Mortuary, 5801 E. Grant Rd. Private burial will follow at East Lawn Palms Cemetery.

 

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Photo from East Lawn Palms Cemetery & Mortuary, Tucson, Pima Co., AS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, KayeEllen Fleming

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Clarence B. Alford (SS# issued in TX).

            See the obituary of his second wife, Evelyn Burkett Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his stepmother, Eliza Ann Bell Mitchell Alford, in Texas Obituaries.

            Clarence was born in Calcasieu Parish, LA, the son of William Clarence Alford (1894 KY–1982 TX). His mother, Laura Leah LeBlanc, was his father’s first wife. They moved to TX by 1920.

            Clarence lived in Jefferson Co., TX, until he and his wife moved to Arizona to be near her sister in 1982. His only child (by first wife Edith Marie Carpenter) was Sandra Jo, born March 21, 1943, in Jefferson Co., TX.

            See AAFA’s online published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Alford and Mary Miller for more information on this family.

            His lineage: Clarence Buel 1918 LA1, William Clarence 1894 KY2, Pleasant Lee 1869 KY3, Peter Henderson 1831 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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COY ALFORD

 

ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ—Thursday, 25 May 2006

 

Mrs. Lennie Ruth Alford

Photo from:Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by: A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Bethany Chapel, Phoenix, AZ

 

            Coy Alford, 83, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away on May 23, 2006. Visitation, Friday, May 26, 2006, 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., A.L. Moore Grimshaw Bethany Chapel, 710 West Bethany Home Road. Graveside Service, Saturday, May 27, 2006, 10:00 A.M., Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 2300 West Van Buren.

 

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Photo from Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marie A. Langan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Coy Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born 18 January 1923, last residence Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ.

            See the obituary of his wife, Lennie Ruth Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Lois E. Alford in California Obituaries.

            The family is listed on the 1930 census in White River, Woodruff Co., AR, dwelling #156: George W. Alford, farmer 48; wife Jessie 38; daughter B_____ 14 [very hard to read, indexed as Burnes but no doubt Buena]; son Loice 11; Evelyn 8; twin sons Coy and Troy 7; Burl I. 4 8/12; and daughter Velma E. 1 11/12. All were born in AR. Age at first marriage was George 33 and Jessie 19, indicating that perhaps Jessie was previously married.

            Many uncaptioned family photos are posted at Making Everlasting Memories.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Green and Nancy Alford.

            His lineage: Coy 1923 AR1, George Wiley 1880 AR2, William Jasper 1836 NC3, Green 1815 NC4.

 

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D’ALVE “DEE” ALFORD

 

LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL

Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX—Thursday, 20 February 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998 (under TX)

 

SNYDER (Special)—Services for D’Alve “Dee” Alford, 88, of Gilbert [Maricopa Co.], Ariz., will be at 11 a.m. today in Hillside Memorial Gardens….

            Burial will be under direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

            She died Sunday, Feb. 16, 1997, in Gilbert.

            She was born Feb. 13, 1909, in Valley Mills [Boxque Co., TX]. She was a member of First Methodist Church in Snyder. She married Roswell Alford, and he preceded her in death.

            Survivors include a son, Jackie of Gilbert; and two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of D.A. Alford (SS# issued in TX), but her birth date is listed as 10 February 1909.

 

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DELORES MAY “DEE” MULLENAX HALFORD

 

POST INDEPENDENT

Glenwood Springs, Garfield Co., CO—Wednesday, 24 May 2006

 

Delores May Halford

January 7, 1935 - May 16, 2006

 

            Delores (“Dee”) Halford, age 71, died May 16, 2006, in Mesa [Maricopa Co.], Ariz. She had lived in Mesa for nearly 20 years and retired in 1998 from her position as the registrar for the Central Arizona Community College.

            She was born Jan. 7, 1935, in Shaw, Lincoln County [CO], to Glenn Charles Mullenax and Mary Emma Mullenax. She had two siblings, her brother Mervil, and a sister, Glenda (deceased). The family lived in Arriba and later moved to a ranch near New Castle.

            Dee graduated from New Castle High School in 1952, and received an associate’s degree in business from Barnes’ Business School in Denver in 1954.

            She married Charles Edward Halford March 5, 1954. They lived in Arvada, Lakewood and Glenwood Springs. The couple divorced in 1976.

            Delores later married Gerald Pressler, and lived for a time in Lakewood, Sacramento, Calif., and moved to Mesa, Ariz., in 1986. Pressler preceded Dee in death, and she later took back her original married name.

            Dee was an active businesswoman, who had been a personal assistant to the owner of the Rickenbach Cadillac dealership in Denver, and had started her own beauty salon in Mesa. She went to work for the Central Arizona Community College as the campus registrar in 1988, retiring 10 years later.

            She is survived by sons Vaughn Halford, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Kevin Halford, of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; and brother Mervil Mullenax, of Rifle.

            At her request, the family has a private service planned with Delores’ remains to be spread near the Mullenax family’s original ranch site in New Castle.

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Delores’ name to Mesa View United Methodist Church, Music Ministries, 4701 Montano Blvd., Albuquerque, NM 87120, or to your local hospice organization.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Delores M. Halford (SS# issued in CO).

 

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DONALD RALPH HALFORD

 

CASA GRANDE DISPATCH

Casa Grande, Pinal Co., AZ—Wednesday, 4 September 2013

 

Donald Halford

 

            Donald Ralph Halford, 79, of Casa Grande died on Sept. 1, 2013, at Hospice Family Care.

            Mr. Halford was born on Dec. 25, 1933, in Portland, Ore. He served in the military and worked in a logging mill.

            J. Warren Funeral Services, Cole & Maud The Gardens Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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DONALD W. ALFORD

 

SEDONA RED ROCK NEWS

Sedona, Yavapai Co., AZ—Sunday, 2 April 2000

 

            Donald W. Alford, beloved husband, father, brother, and uncle, died April 2 at his home in Sedona.

            Mr. Alford was born in East Tawas [Iosco Co.], MI, and moved to California with his family during the Great Depression. He attended Santa Ana High School and Santa Ana Junior College where he played baseball and developed his great love of the sport.

            Mr. Alford served with the First Cavalry on the front lines in the Iron Triangle during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion. He worked for Safeway Stores, Inc. for 42 years and managed many of the company’s southern California grocery stores. Upon retirement, he and his wife, Mary, fulfilled a long-time dream and moved to Sedona.

            He is survived by his wife, Mary Vernon Alford of Arizona; daughter, Peggy Alford, also of Arizona; sisters, Kathleen Kogler and Emaline Henderson and her husband, C.J. Henderson, of California; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Betty and Dexter Whitfield of California; and many nieces and nephews.

            Services will be] held April 10 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, with interment following at the Sedona Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Sedona Community Cemetery, Sedona, Coconino Co., AZ—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Huff

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald W. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 30 August 1929, but his death date is listed as 3 April 2000, as it is on his gravestone.

            We included the obituary of his sister Emaline Isabella Alford Henderson in California Obituaries.

            His lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Donald W. 1929 MI1, Robert 1895 MI2, James 1853 Canada3, Thomas 1825 Ireland4.

 

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DOROTHY VIRGINIA ALFORD EISIMINGER

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—7 September 2008

 

            Dorothy Virginia Eisiminger, 88, died at the Santa Catalina Villas in Tucson, AZ on August 23. Born June 1, 1920, she was the daughter of Seals and Lena Alford of Columbus.

            Dorothy graduated from Jordan Industrial High School in 1939 and attended Georgia State College for Women from 1939 to 1940. She married Lt. Sterling “Butch” Eisiminger on Feb. 22, 1941 in Auburn, AL. A long-time member of the United Methodist Church, she and Butch survived two wars and then traveled the world, moving some forty-five times. A devoted wife and homemaker, she was passionate about tole painting, decoupage, sewing, and antiquing.

            Dorothy is survived by her loving husband, her three children: Sterling “Skip” Eisiminger of Clemson, SC; Virginia Kay Wroldsen of Tucson, AZ; and Karen “Kem” Monk of Stillwater, NJ. Dorothy had six grandchildren: Shane Eisiminger, Anja Fraiser, John Wroldsen, Karen Maloney, Ty and Trevor Monk. She also had five great grandchildren: Sterling and Edgar Eisiminger; Spencer Watson, and Moraia and Johan Wroldsen. Dorothy is also survived by her brother, Ted Alford, of Columbus.

            Services will take place on Sept. 30 at St. John United Methodist Church, 5312 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22151. Viewing will be 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Funeral service to be held 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Funeral Procession to National Arlington Cemetery: 12:00 noon Interment: 1:00 p.m. Dorothy’s younger daughter, the Rev. Kem Monk, will officiate.

 

Photo from Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington Co., VA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Anne Cady

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dorothy V. Eisiminger (SS# issued in GA), last residence Palm City, Martin Co., FL.

            We included obituaries of her siblings Annie Laurie Alford Psalmonds, Ted Lincoln Alford, and Robert Seals Alford; grandfather Warren Jackson Alford; and sister-in-law Helen Clarice Miller Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

            Her lineage: Dorothy Virginia 1920 GA1, Seals Myrick 1895 GA2, Warren Jackson 1851 GA3, Pierce Lewis about 1828 GA4.

 

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EDWARD GENE HALFORD, JR.

 

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Photo from Greenwood/Memory Lawn Mortuary, Phoenix, AZ

 

ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ—Sunday, 30 May 2010

 

            Edward Gene Halford Jr. (Little Rebel). May 29, 1947- May 28, 2010. Preceded in death by his father Edward Gene Halford Sr. (Reb). Survived by his mother Nora (Tiny) Rolando, sister Sharon Neubauer, sons and their spouses Edward G. Halford III and Jo, William (Billy) K. Halford and Shelly, nephews Jeremy Chisdester, Jessie Sires, and Janie Sires. Four grandchildren one great grandchild and many more great nephews and nieces.

            Gene was honored to have served his country in the Army during Vietnam. Gene (Dad) you are a great father, son, brother, uncle and grandparent, we will miss you but cherish all the wonderful memories we had with you and you will never be forgotten, you are now in Gods hands with your Dad and there will come a day when we will all join you. Dad thanks for everything. We all love you.

            A graveside service is being held at 10:30 on Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, in Phoenix. For additional information please visit greenwoodmemorylawn.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edward Gene Halford (SS# issued in AZ), last residence Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ.

 

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ELLSWORTH B. ALFORD

 

Source unknown

Tucson, Pima Co., AZ—_____ August 1995

 

            Alford, Ellsworth B., 81, passed away August 9, 1995. Husband of Louise Alford: father of Floyd (Sue) Alford of NM and Judith (W.) Steens of FL; brother of Filbert Alford of MA; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren also survive. Mr. Alford was preceded in death by two sons, Richard and Gary.

            No services are planned. Arrangements by Bring’s Broadway Chapel, 6910 E. Broadway.

 

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ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Tucson, Pima Co., AZ—12 August 1995

 

            Alford, Ellsworth B., 81, gas station owner, Aug. 9, Bring’s Broadway.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ellsworth B. Alford (SS# issued in CT) was born 5 January 1914, last residence Tucson, Pima Co., AZ.

 

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ELOISE BARBER ALFORD

 

ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ—Saturday, 15 January 2005

 

            Eloise Alford, age 87, passed away January 12, 2005. Eloise was born on September 27, 1917 in Newark, Arkansas to W.A and Rose Etta Barber. Eloise came to Arizona in 1939 with husband W.J. Alford. She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 sister and her husband.

            Eloise retired from the Maricopa County Hospital where she worked as a lab tech for 20 plus years.

            She is survived by her daughter Linda Krug, granddaughters, Monika Suman, Daina Turner, and Paula Horn. She had 7 great grandchildren, Michael and David Suman; Jeffery and Jennifer and Jr. Turner; Sarah and Emma Horn. Her close family also included Mark Suman, Jay Turner and Gary Horn.

            Services will be held at Best Funeral Chapel in Peoria located at 9380 W. Peoria Ave....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Eloise Alford (SS# issued in AZ).

 

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ELSIE MAY HALFORD

 

ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ—Saturday, 30 April 2005

 

            Elsie May Halford, age 92, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away April 25, 2005. Services will be in California. Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Arrangements entrusted to Paradise Sunset Chapel Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elsie M. Halford (SS# issued in CA) was born 17 Aug 1912, last residence Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ.

 

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ENOCH MATTHEW HALLFORD

 

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER

Safford, Graham Co., AZ—Wednesday, 6 June 2012

 

            Enoch Matthew Hallford, May 31, 2012, 11:38 p.m., 2.8 oz., 6 inches long. “And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him” (Genesis 5:24, KJV).

            Enoch is survived by his parents, Matthew and Roene Hallford; his sisters, Abigail and Deborah Hallford; his brothers, Ezekiel and Israel Hallford; his grandparents, Mike and Mary Helen Hallford and LeRoy Briscoe and Yvette Ward Briscoe; uncles, Chris Carrasco and Philip Hallford; aunts, Thelma Joe Goble, Dove Schnebly, Talitha Aguilar, and Roylanda Kevan; and his great-grandparents, Lewis Hallford and Virginia Brown, and Anthony Ward…..

            Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel.

            Online condolences may be given at www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com.

 

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ETHA RUBY THOMAS ALFORD

 

McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel

Safford, Graham Co., AZ—_____ November 2011

 

            Etha Ruby Alford, 84, of Safford entered into rest on October 31, 2011. She was born on March 8, 1927 to Lynn and Etha Thomas in Mina [Chautauqua Co.], New York.

            A memorial service will be held at 1pm on November 3, 2011 at the Sunset Hills Care and Rehab Center in Safford. All who knew Ruby are invited to attend.

            Ruby will be laid to rest in the McCray cemetery in Corry, Pennsylvania at a later date.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Etha Ruby Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence not listed.

            Her Find A Grave memorial lists her parents as Lynn Commodore Thomas and Etha M. Maynard, and her husband as Ralph Leon Alford Jr. As of November 2013, she has no permanent gravestone.

 

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EVA L. KAUFMAN LOCK ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—14 October 1996

 

PRESCOTT, Ariz.—Eva L. (Lock) Alford, 92, formerly of Elkhart, died at 6:20 p.m. Friday (Oct. 4, 1996) in Prescott. She had been in ill health.

            She was born on Nov. 7, 1903, in Etna Green.

            Surviving are a daughter, Lillian I. Aker of Prescott Valley; a son, Ralph W. Lock of Prescott; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Vera Mayer of Elkhart, Pauline Litchenwelter of Michigan and Elma Ripley of Milford; and a brother, Albert Kaufman of Indianapolis.

            A graveside service will be hel2 p.m. Wednesday at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola. The body will be cremated. Chapel Hill Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford moved to Arizona from Elkhart in 1978. She was a homemaker.

 

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Photo from Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, C & Y Zinn-Haines

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eva L. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 7 Nov 1903 and died _____ Oct 1996, last residence Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN.

            We included the obituary of her second or third husband, Newton Orvil Alford, in Indiana Obituaries.

            Eva shares a gravestone with her first husband, Ralph W. Lock, 1899–1950. She may have been married between Ralph and Newton because Newton’s obituary says he “married Eva Teeple, Nov. 24, 1963, in Elkhart.”

            Eva was the daughter of Emanuel Kaufman and Minnie Riggins. She is listed with them on the 1910 and 1920 censuses in Kosciusko Co., IN.

 

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EVELYN BURKETT ALFORD

 

ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Tucson, Pima Co., AZ—Tuesday, 26 July 2005

 

            Evelyn B. Alford was gently gathered into the arms of our Lord on Saturday, July 23, 2005 around 1210 a.m.

            She was predeceased by her husband, Buell Alford; parents, Mattie and Henry Burkett; sister, Elouise and brother, Albert.

            She is survived by her loving sister, Ruby M. Bowland and her niece, Nancy K. Bowland; sister-in-law, Florene Burkett as well as by Darlene Atkinson, niece and Charles Burkett, nephew and their families.

            Evelyn was born March 26, 1927, in Cleveland, Texas and raised in Winnie-Stowell, Texas. Long, lovely, and lithe, Evelyn was the star of her high school basketball team and was graduated valedictorian of the class of 1944, at East Chambers Consolidated High School. After high school, she moved to Beaumont, Texas, where she completed a business course at Chenears Business School. She soon followed her father, Henry and sister, Ruby, into employment with Sun Oil Company, now Sonoco, where she worked in the map drafting department of the Beaumont division until her retirement.

            At a YMCA dance in 1946, she met the love of her life, Clarence Buell Alford, whom she married June 7, 1947, and with whom she shared 54 happy years. A great cook, Evelyn shared a love of water sports and fishing with her husband and could fry some of the best fish and shrimp on this earth. Her yeast rolls were magnificent and her cubion and gumbo were unexcelled. Sharing a love of sewing with her mother, Mattie, and her sister, Ruby, Evelyn was a meticulous seamstress, always elegantly dressed in her own handiwork. She also loved to needlepoint and crochet and produced items of great beauty that have become family heirlooms.

            Evelyn’s devotion to family was one of her greatest strengths. As her parents and sister Elouise became ill, Evelyn unselfishly shared the nursing duties and her home with her surviving sister Ruby of Tucson.

            After the deaths of her parents and sister Elouise, Evelyn and Buell moved from Beaumont, Texas to Tucson in 1982, to be near her surviving sister and niece. While here in Tucson, gardening became her passion and her challenge as she successfully tried to make the desert bloom.

            Evelyn was a woman of unselfish love and devotion to her family and friends. Her beautiful soul could be seen in her eyes and her irresistibly sweet smile. A fighter, she possessed incredible strength and resisted her last illness as long as she could. She never complained and greeted everyone with a cheerful smile no matter how badly she felt. There is a hole in our hearts now. Ruby will miss her sweet little sister and Nancy will miss her loving auntie. God keep her in the bosom of her family in Heaven. We love you little sis!

            Funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 300 p.m. at East Lawn Palms Mortuary, 5801 E. Grant Road.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Evelyn B. Alford (SS# issued in TX).

            See the obituary of her husband, Clarence Buel Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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GEORGE WASHINGTON HALLFORD

 

CASA GRANDE DISPATCH

Casa Grande, Pinal Co., AZ—1 August 2000

 

            George Washington Hallford, 82, a World War II veteran who was active in several veterans organizations, died at his Casa Grande home July 27, 2000.

            The graveside service will be at 8 a.m. Friday in Mountain View Cemetery, with the Rev. Lewis Foster officiating.

            Mr. Hallford was born April 26, 1918 in Yager, Okla., but lived in Casa Grande after 1932. He was a technician for Al & Riley’s Air Conditioning & Sheet Metal before retirement and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was a member and former officer of Disabled American Veterans, member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, National Order of Trench Rats, DAV Eagles in Chandler and Casa Grande Valley Elks Lodge.

            Survivors include a stepdaughter, Pam Kirkland of Tucson; two stepsons, Kerry Inman of Tucson and Terry Inman of Spanaway, Wash.; two brothers, Leon “Bucky” Hallford of Cathedral City, Calif., and Willie Hallford of Greenwood, Calif.; a stepsister, Mary Magdalena Morris of Casa Grande; seven stepgrandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.

            Cole & Maud Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of George W. Hallford (SS# issued in AZ), last residence Casa Grande, Pinal Co., AZ.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Marian Rose Clifford Inman Hallford; and his sister Mary Magdalena Hallford Morriss in this compilation.

 

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GEORGE W. ALFORD

 

ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Tucson, Pima Co., AZ—4 October 2002

 

            Alford, George W., 69, communications technician, Sept. 25, Heather [Mortuary].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George W. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 2 June 1933, last residence Tucson, Pima Co., AZ.

 

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HAZEL ALFORD

 

ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ—24 February 2006

 

            Mr. Hazel Alford, 84, of Phoenix, passed away on February 19, 2006, Services: Pending. Contributions: Serenity Hospice 7227 N. 16th Street Suite 235, Phoenix, AZ 85020.Angels Cremation & Burial.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hazel Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 14 Jan 1922.

 

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JAMES RALPH HALFORD

 

EAST VALLEY TRIBUNE

Mesa, Maricopa Co., AZ—Wednesday, 25 June 2008

 

            Halford, James Ralph, 65, of Mesa, died June 19, 2008, in Mesa. Mountain View Mortuary handled arrangements. (480) 832-2850.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James R. Halford (SS# issued in TX) was born 25 June 1942.

 

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JENNIE L. MAYO ALFORD

 

DOUGLAS DISPATCH

Douglas, Cochise Co., AZ—21 May 2007

 

            Mrs. Jennie L. Alford, lifetime Douglas resident, passed away May 15, 2007 at Infinia Douglas.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Douglas, Arizona on August 4, 1921 to William A. and Ruth Hickman Mayo. She worked for many years at the Phelps Dodge Douglas Hospital as a nurse’s aide until her retirement.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Alford on October 2, 1992.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her daughters, Ruth Chatterfield of Live Oak, Florida and Margaret Loman of Henderson, Nevada. Also surviving are her 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Following her wishes, she will be cremated and no services are scheduled.

            Arrangements by Brown Page Mortuary.

 

Photo from Julia Page Memorial Park, Douglas, Cochise Co., AZ—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, plyce

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jennie L. Alford (SS# issued in AZ), last residence Douglas, Cochise Co., AZ.

            Her husband is listed as Walter J. Alford, 16 Dec 1918–2 Oct 1992, on their shared gravestone.

 

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JOHN T. ALFORD

 

ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Tucson, Pima Co., AZ—19 October 1999

 

            Alford, John T., 80, clerk, Oct. 13, Hudgel’s Swan.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John T. Alford (SS# issued in WI) was born 21 Oct 1918, last residence Tucson, Pima Co., AZ.

 

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LENNIE RUTH ALFORD

 

ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ—Sunday, 21 October 2007

 

Lennie Ruth Alford

Photo from:Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by: A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Bethany Chapel, Phoenix, AZ

 

            Lennie Ruth Alford, 82, of Phoenix, passed away on October 18, 2007.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Coy, of 65 years and her grandson, Michael.

            Survivors include her daughter, Glenda Fritz (Jim); son, Garry (Jayne); 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

            Visitation will be held on Monday, October 22, 2007 from 6-7PM at A.L. Moore Grimshaw Mortuary, 710 W. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 10AM at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery in Phoenix.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lennie R. Alford (SS# issued in AZ) was born 23 Apr 1925.

            See the obituary of her husband, Coy Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            Many uncaptioned family photos are posted at Making Everlasting Memories.

 

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LEONA ROBERTA MORRIS ALFORD

 

[We are also publishing her obituary in the Texas Obituaries compilation because of her close ties there.]

 

VERDE INDEPENDENT

Sedona, Yavapai Co., AZ—Sunday, 25 August 2002

 

            Cottonwood [Yavapai Co.] resident Leona Alford died Aug. 22. She was 81 years old.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Tuttle [Grady Co.], Okla., Nov. 17, 1920.

            Survivors include a daughter, Helen Plumtree of Oklahoma City; two sons, Harold M. Alford of Cottonwood, Kenneth V. Alford of California; two sisters, Anna Mae Oliver and Billie Jayne Crisman of Oklahoma; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

            Her husband, Virgil Elton Alford, preceded Mrs. Alford in death in 1985.

            Graveside services are scheduled at the Coleman Cemetery in Coleman [Coleman Co.], Texas.

 

In another article:

 

COLEMAN CHRONICLE AND DEMOCRAT-VOICE

Coleman, Coleman Co., TX—Tuesday, 27 August 2002

 

            Mrs. Virgil (Leona) Alford, age 81, of Holbrook, Arizona passed away Thursday, August 22, 2002, at 8:24 a.m. in Holbrook. Services were graveside Monday at 10 a.m. at the Coleman City Cemetery, under the direction of Henderson Funeral Home.

            Leona was born November 17, 1920, in Tuttle, Oklahoma to the late Albert Millard and Lucy Jane Wilhoit Morris. She graduated from high school in Oklahoma and married Virgil Alford, in Mesa, Arizona, on November 18, 1938, and they celebrated 46 years of marriage. Virgil preceded her in death in 1984. She was a resident of Coleman from 1978 until 1984, then moving to Wichita Falls where she resided until July of 2002. Leona was a member of the Christian Church and a homemaker.

            Survivors include a daughter, Helen Plumtree of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; two sons, Harold M. Alford of Cottonwood, Arizona and Kenneth V. Alford of Redding, California; two sisters, Anna Mae Oliver of Guthrie, Oklahoma and Billie Jayne Crismon of Guthrie, Oklahoma; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituary of her brother-in-law Truett Milton Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            Her middle name is from the Verde Independent headline.

            Her husband’s lineage: Virgil Eldon 1916 TX, William Lovell 1865 MO, Gabriel 1831 KY, Jesse 1793 KY, Jacob 1757 VA, James 1715 VA.

 

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LIRLINE ALFORD

 

ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Tucson, Pima Co., AZ—15 July 2010

 

            Lirline, Alford, 82, registered nurse, July 11, Hudgel’s Swan.

 

In another article:

 

            Alford, Lirline, 82, July 11, 2010 Hudgel’s Swan Funeral Home, Family owned/operated.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lirline Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born 21 Dec 1927, last residence Tucson, Pima Co., AZ.

 

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LISA JANEAN ALFORD

 

ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ—Saturday, 3 January 1998

 

            Lisa Janean Alford, 32, of Phoenix, died Dec. 18, 1997. She was born in Alderson [Greenbrier Co.] W.Va.

            Survivors include her daughter, Lee Ann Hall; and mother, Mary Beth. No services are planned. Botimer Funeral Home [Phoenix].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MARIAN ROSE CLIFFORD INMAN HALLFORD

 

ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Tucson, Pima Co., AZ—Wednesday, 27 August 1997

 

            Hallford, Marian Rose, 72, of Casa Grande, AZ, born April 3, 1925 in Cairo, IL, died August 24, 1997 in Tucson, AZ. She was a member of DAV, VFW Auxiliary of C.G. AZ., American Eagles of Chandler, AZ, NOAC National Order of Alley Cats and member of the Methodist Church.

            She is survived by husband, G.W. Hallford of Casa Grande; daughter, Pam Kirkland of Tucson, AZ; sons, Kerry Inman of Tucson, AZ, Terry Inman of Spanaway, WA; brother, Leonard Clifford of Branson, MO; seven grandchildren.

            Services Thursday, August 28, 1997 at 11:00 a.m., Cole & Maud Mortuary, 215 S. Washington St., Casa Grande, AZ. Burial will be in Mt. View Cemetery, 15506 Skyway Ave., Casa Grande,... and the VFW Womens Auxiliary will have graveside rites. Arrangements by Cole & Maud Mortuary, (520) 836-8041.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marian I. Hallford (SS# issued in MO).

            See the obituary of her husband, George Washington Hallford, in this compilation.

 

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MARIANNE HOUSTON ALFORD

 

Westcott Funeral Home

Cottonwood, Yavapai Co., AZ—_____ May 2008

 

 

            Marianne Alford, 68, resident of Cottonwood, passed away on Monday, May 19, 2008. She was born March 15, 1940 in Passaic, New Jersey to Harry and Leona Housten.

            Marianne attended Rutherford High School; after which, she received her Associates Degree from Southwestern College.

            Not only on a professional level did Marianne work as an assistant for special needs high school children; but she also spent much her of personal time helping special need kids in such activities as the Special Olympics.

            Marianne was also a veteran of the United States Navy, and was very proud to have served her country during WWII as an E-3. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

            She will always be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother; and a very special friend.

            Marianne is preceded in death by her parents; she leaves behind her son, James Alford of Florida; her daughter Cynthia Vestal of Cottonwood; her brother Sam Housten with his wife, Elaine of California; two sisters, Faith Delavante of Texas, and Leona Stemple with her husband, Hart of Alabama; three grandchildren; her dear friend Juanita Drerup of New Mexico; and her former husband, Adrian Alford with his wife, Syble of Florida.

            A Graveside Inurnment will take place on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 11:00am at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.

            Donations may be sent to the Marianne’s family to help with expenses.

            An online guestbook is available at www.westcottfuneralhome.....

 

Photo from Prescott National Cemetery, Prescott, Yavapai Co., AZ—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, LeRoy Krsiean

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marianne Alford (SS# issued in NJ), last residence Cottonwood, Yavapai Co., AZ.

 

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MARIO JESSE ALFRED

 

[Although he died in AZ, we are also including his obituary in New Mexico Obituaries because of his residence and burial in there.]

 

Source unknown, but probably:

SILVER CITY SUN-NEWS

Silver City, Grant Co., NM—_____ December 2002

 

From New Mexico ALHN and NM Ancestors – Grant County Obituaries:

 

            Mario Alfred, 53, a resident of Silver City [Grant Co., NM], passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, at the VA Medical Center in Phoenix. He was born June 3, 1949, in Acapulco. Mexico. He was the son of William J. and Francisca (Mendoza) Alfred. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed fishing, horseback riding, camping, hiking, World Wrestling Federation programs, and football, his team being the Miami Dolphins. He was also a Scout leader and a Little League baseball coach.

            He is survived by four sons. Alien R. Alfred of Fall City, Neb., Eric J. Alfred, Travis M. Alfred and wife, Diane, and Leon L. Alfred, all of Blythe, Calif.; four stepsisters, Noella, Josephine, Martha and Yolanda; and four grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. today at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 in the morning Friday at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Local veterans groups will accord military honors. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive [Silver City, NM]. Phone 388-2334.

 

In another article:

 

PALO VERDE VALLEY TIMES

Blythe, Riverside Co., CA—Wednesday, 8 January 2003

 

            Mario J. Alfred passed away December 15, 2002. He was 53.

            Mario was born June 3, 1949, in Acapulco. Mexico. He was the son of William J. and Francisca (Mendoza) Alfred. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the DAV. He enjoyed fishing, horseback riding, camping, hiking, the WWF Wrestling, football (his team being the Miami Dolphins). He was also a scout leader and a little league baseball coach.

            He is survived by four sons: Alien R. Alfred of Fall City, NE, Eric J. Alfred, Travis M. Alfred and wife Diane and Leon L. Alfred, all of Blythe, four step-sisters: Noella, Josephine, Martha and Yolanda and four grandchildren.

            Services were Friday December 27, 2002 at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery with full military honors.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jesse M. Alfred (SS# issued in CA), last residence Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ.

 

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MARY LOUISE ALFORD GRAUNKE

 

JOURNAL STAR

Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE—Sunday, 25 January 1998

 

            Graunke, Mary Louise (Alford), 72, Sun City West [Maricopa Co.], Ariz., died Jan. 5, 1998, in Scottsdale [Maricopa Co.]. Born, Lincoln. Attended Northeast High School. Graduate, University of Nebraska. Had “Children’s Playhouse” radio program on KFOR, Lincoln. Taught speech, directed forensics, Wisconsin.

            Survivors: husband, Dean; son, David Graunke, Rochester, N.Y.; daughter, De- bra Tietjen, Houston; five grandchildren.

            Graveside services: Tuesday, National Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.

            Family suggests donations in her name to donor’s favorite charity or the Alzheimer’s Association, 1028 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85006. Camino del Sol Funeral Home, Sun City West.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary L. Graunke (SS# issued in NE) was born 31 March 1925.

 

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MARY MAGDALENA HALLFORD MORRISS

 

CASA GRANDE DISPATCH

Casa Grande, Pinal Co., AZ—Monday, 26 February 2001

 

            Mary Magdalena Morriss, 84, of Casa Grande, died on February 20, 2001, in Phoenix, Arizona. Graveside services were held in Mountain View Cemetery.

            Mrs. Morriss was born April 13, 1916, in Checotah, Oklahoma. She was a licensed practical nurse before retirement.

            Survivors include a daughter, Jean Dee Ledbetter Laverton, and two brothers, Willie Hallford of Greenwood, California, and Leon “Bucky” Hallford of Cathedral City, California.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary Morriss (SS# issued in CA), last residence Casa Grande, Pinal Co., AZ.

            See the obituary of her brother George Washington Hallford in this compilation.

 

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MILDRED L. ALFORD

 

ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Tucson, Pima Co., AZ—20 October 1999

 

            Alford, Mildred L., 80, homemaker, Oct. 13, Heather [Mortuary].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MORRIS “DALE” HALFORD

 

ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ—Thursday, 13 March 2014

 

            Halford, Morris “Dale”, 74, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on 3/11/2014. Memorial Service at Reconciling Pentecostal Assembly, 9027 N. 11 St., Phoenix, AZ 85020. Sunday 3/16/2014 at 3pm. Advantage Funeral and Cremation Svcs., 4141 N 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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MORRISS SHEPPARD “JACK” ALFORD, JR.

 

[A nearly identical article was published in the Arizona Republic on 15 June 2011.]

 

Green Acres Mortuary & Cemetery

Scottsdale, Maricopa Co., AZ—_____ June 2011

 

 

November 11, 1923 - June 11, 2011

 

            M.S. Jack Alford, Jr. “Strawberry Jack “, 87 of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away on June 11, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Christine Alford; dear father of William, Gary and David Alford, John Shelton, Donna Morris and Denise Lewis. Dear grandfather of 19, and great grandfather of 20. Our dear uncle and friend of many.

            Jack was a WW II Marine Corps. veteran and a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. A member of American Legion Post # 44, VFW Post 3513 and a member of the Hashknife Pony Express. Jack retired after 31 years with SRP as Zanjero.

            Visitation Thurs. 6 - 9 PM at Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257, where services will be held 2:30 PM Friday. Interment with military honors at Green Acres Memorial Gardens. Contributions to Hashknife Pony Express are appreciated.

 

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Photo from Green Acres Memorial Park, Scottsdale, Maricopa Co., AZ—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Janet Soper

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that M.S. Alford (SS# issued in NE) was born 11 Nov 1923, last residence Scottsdale, Maricopa Co., AZ.

 

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MYRENE THOMAS ALVORD

 

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ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ—Friday, 23 August 2013

 

            Myrene Thomas Alvord, truly a woman of grace and dignity passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2013.

            She was born February 15, 1917 to T.E. Thomas and Olive E. Parry in Ogden, Utah. Myrene was the eldest of six brothers and sisters.

            She is survived by brother E. Parry Thomas of Las Vegas, Nevada and sister JoAnn Jacobsen of American Fork, Utah.

            She was always pleased to tell people that she shared the same birthday with her twin sisters and one niece.

            She is also survived by three children: Sandra A. Lichfield (A. Sterling), Richard T. (Becky Rasmussen) and Warren C. (Bobbi Schmid), thirteen grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

            Myrene spent her childhood helping to care for her younger siblings, loving them, entertaining them, sewing school clothes for them, keeping them out of trouble or protecting them from neighborhood bullies! She loved riding her horse “Bees x’n Honey” with her father in the hills of Ogden Canyon.

            Because of illness she never attended high school but went on to graduate with a degree in art and homemaking from Utah State University.

            Myrene married Carl I. Alvord at her home in Valhalla Canyon, Ogden, Utah on September 22, 1940. She said after seeing Carl the first time in the bookstore at Utah State, even before being introduced, that he would be the man she would marry! Together they traveled the world, always excited to return home and share their pictures, stories and gifts with their family. One time she carried a two foot tall marble statue of “David” all the way home from Rome, on her lap to give to her son. “David” had to be tucked away in the bathroom hidden behind some plants away from the inquisitive eyes of all the neighborhood children!

            At home they were the perfect host and hostess as they loved to entertain often. It was a treat to sit at the dinner table and savor a meal prepared by Myrene! Myrene was a gifted artist, a professional seamstress, accomplished cook and a delightful friend. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she shared her creative talents with all, even traveling to Salt Lake City to teach and display her work in Relief Society women conferences.

            She had a passion for perfection; this brought her to the extreme of “blowing up” her kitchen not once but twice while trying to perfect the recipe for plastic resin grapes which became so famously known throughout the LDS church! Her children often teased her that “anything that didn’t move was gold leafed!” The exquisite greeting cards she made for more than twenty years for family and friends have been welcomed and appreciated by those all over the world who have received them.

            Sequim, Washington was Myrene’s summer home for many years. There she enjoyed picking berries, friends, clamming and cool breezes.

            Widowhood lasted 30 years for Myrene but her loneliness was abated by those many friends and family who found great joy being around her. With their help she was able to live in the home she loved for many extra years.

            Thank you to her gentle caregivers: Donna, Hospice of the Valley, Sun Rise Living Ctr., friends Trudy and Carolyn, Karen and Jackie, her ward friends, and all family members who have given so freely of their time, friendship and love.

            Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24th at the Phoenix Biltmore Chapel, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1835 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix….

            Interment will be held at Greenwood Memory Lawn.

            Myrene loved bright, beautiful colors. Since her funeral is an occasion to honor her please feel free to wear bright colors as well. For additional information visit www.greenwoodmemorylawn.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Myrene Alvord (SS# issued in UT), last residence not listed.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Carl Ira 1915 UT1, George Iven 1891 UT2, Gideon Williams 1841 IA3, Thaddeus 1781 MA4, Joseph 1733 MA5, Joseph 1697 MA6, Ebenezer 1665 MA7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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MYRNA F. CARLSON ALFRED

 

ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Tucson, Pima Co., AZ—Sunday, 9 October 2011

 

 

Myrna F. (Carlson) Alfred

Devoted Mother, Loving Caregiver, Loyal Friend

7/3/1922 - 10/8/2011

 

            Born in Slater, Iowa, Myrna attended Ames High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Jack D. Alfred, on February 14, 1939. The family moved to Tucson in 1962 where she attended Pima Community College and began her nursing career.

            Myrna is reunited in death with her husband of 65 years and their daughter, Janice A. Barnard. She is survived by sister, Ruth Markham of Thomaston, Georgia; sons, Mike (Karen), Jack (Kimberly) and Kim all of Tucson; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at East Lawn Palms Mortuary on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 3:00 in the afternoon.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Myrna F. Alfred (SS# issued in IA), last residence Tucson, Pima Co., AZ,

 

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OLA MAE HALFORD

 

TUCSON CITIZEN

Tucson, Pima Co., AZ—Friday, 2 March 2001

 

[Not verbatim]

 

            Ola Mae Halford, 87, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2001. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 5, 2001, at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, 2403 South Martin. Interment follows at Evergreen Cemetery, 3015 North Oracle Road.

            Surviving her is one sister, two brothers, and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ola M. Halford (SS# issued in AR) was born 16 June 1913.

 

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PAMELA JUANITA ALFORD HODIL

 

ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ—Sunday, 15 March 1998

 

[Written by her mother]

 

            Pamela Juanita Alford Hodil, born August 8, 1941, Died March 4, 1998. “Pam” was born in Chuquicamata, Chile to American parents having the distinction of dual citizenship. Her father was Chief Mechanical Engineer in the power plant of Chile Exploration Co., in Tocopilla. The plant generated electricity for the copper mine in “Chiqui”, 75 miles east of “Toco” at 10,000 elevation in the mighty Andes. She came into the world there at the company hospital. The family remained in “Toco” for the duration of the world war, helping to produce copper for the war effort. Pam attended schools in Chile, California and Camelback High School in Phoenix. She was in quality control at Audiotone, an electronics company until it re-located. Later she worked as a nurses’ aid. She retired in 1994 in order to, with her son Kenneth, take care of her small grandson Kenny, whom she adored.

            Pam was an enigma, a true rebel who danced to a different drummer, not permitting mere mortals into her private world.

            Horses were her great passion. She possessed an uncanny gift of being as “one” with them. They both spoke the same language. Her first horse at age eleven was “Copper” a quarter horse, whom she trained to become a great jumper. She was a “symphony” on horseback, riding in many parades and winning endless trophies for her fine horsemanship in shows here and abroad.

            Pam’s survivors are her mother Paula Alford, her sons Harry Jr., and his wife Debbie; Kenneth Sr., and his companion Chris; sister, Barbara Bolles and her husband Doug; grandson Kenny Jr.; granddaughter Heather; aunts, uncles and cousins in Calif., Oregon, Hawaii and Alaska; her ex-husband and father of their sons Harry Hodil Sr.; Bob Moen her long time associate in equestrian pursuits and Ann Stedwell her friend and mentor since high school days.

            Pam who died of cancer requested a private service.

 

Happy Trails to You, and Vaya Con Dios

Mi hija querida.

I love you,

Your Mom

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Billy Pamela J. Hodil (SS# issued in AZ).

            See the obituary of her mother, Paula Alford, in this compilation.

 

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PAULA ALFORD

 

ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ—Saturday, 17 February 2007

 

 

            Paula Alford passed away on February 8, 2007. She was born on February 28, 1912 in Hungary. She was a long time resident of Arizona, most recently of Prescott. She lived in New York as a young woman. She and her late husband, Eugene Alford, lived in Chile, South America for 9 years and Aromas, California before moving to Phoenix. Paula operated her own Real Estate Brokerage for many years. She was a past president of Welcome Wagon Newcomers Club and Preceptor Gamma of Beta Sigma Phi.

            She had two daughters. Pamela Hodil who died in 1998, and Barbara Bolles presently of Prescott and her husband Douglas. Two grandsons, Harry Hodil (Debbie) and Kenny Hodil (Chris); three great-grandchildren, Heather Hodil, Kenneth Hodil and Kylee Hodil.... Funeral arrangements will be private.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Paula Alford (SS# issued in AZ), but her death date is listed as 9 February 2007.

            See the obituary of her daughter Pamela Juanita Alford Hodil in this compilation.

 

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RALPH JENSEN ALVORD

Father of Richard Henry Alvord, AAFA #0926

 

Ralph Alvord from a photo dated July 1971

Photo from his son Richard Alvord

 

DAILY CITIZEN

Tucson, Pima Co., AZ—Tuesday, 20 July 1971

 

            Alvord, Ralph J., 57, of 6573 E. Cooper, entered into rest July 17, 1971.

            Husband of Roma Alvord: father of Michael, Richard, Jon, Valana, and Debra Alvord; 4 grandchildren also survive.

            Services will be held at 9 a.m., Thursday, July 22, at Bring’s Broadway Chapel, 6910 E. Broadway. Bishop Ray Morgan of the LDS Chapel 8th Ward officiating. Interment to follow in the LDS Cemetery….

 

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Photo from Binghampton Cemetery, Tucson, Pima Co., AZ—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from A. Newman - aabnewman@gmail.com – emailed 8/29/2014

Taken by photographer A. Newman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ralph Alvord (SS# issued in UT) was born 11 March 1914, last residence not listed.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Benjamin Thaddeus Alvord and Valana Jensen Alvord; sister Anna Alvord Tingey in Utah Obituaries; and sister Alice Maren Alvord in California Obituaries.

            In 1940 Ralph Alvord, laborer, married age 26, is living in Orange, Orange Co., CA, with his son Michael age 1, his mother Lana Alvord widow age 68, and his sister Alice Alvord, nurse, single age 27. All were born in UT.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Ralph Jensen 1914 UT1, Benjamin Thaddeus 1871 UT2, Benjamin Bromley 1834/1835 MI3, Thaddeus 1781 MA4, Joseph 1733 MA5, Joseph 1697 MA6, Ebenezer 1665 MA7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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RICHARD ALLEN “DICK” ALFORD

 

ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Tucson, Pima Co., AZ—Sunday, 6 April 2014

 

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            Richard “Dick” Alford of SaddleBrooke, AZ passed away on April 1, 2014 with his wife and sons at his side.

            He was born on May 5, 1935 in Minneapolis, MN to Charles and Thelma (Hedlund) Alford.

            Dick will always be known as an adventurous entrepreneur. He owned a wide variety of businesses in his lifetime and thrived on working hard and being successful. Dick enjoyed a less hectic pace in retirement over the last seven years but continued to pursue new challenges and enjoyed his time with the SaddleBrooke Republican Club including being Club President.

            He and his wife Peg had a great life together traveling all over the world and working together in their business. He loved to cook and try new recipes and he and Peg continually disagreed as to who was the best cook.

            Dick is survived by his wife, Peg, of 36 years; his sons, Scott of Lighthouse Point, FL and Steve of Houston, TX and his daughter, Stacey Moore of Alpharetta, GA and three grandchildren.

            A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 18, 2014 at Vistoso Funeral Home. To leave a condolence please visit http://www.VistosoFH.com 544-2285.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            His lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Richard Allen 1935 MN1, Charles 1897 MN2, Charles 1857 England3.

 

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ROBERT JAMES HALFORD

 

THE POST-REGISTER

Idaho Falls, Bonneville Co., ID—Thursday, 26 November 1992

 

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz.—Word has been received of the death of Robert J. Halford, 75, of Lake Havasu City, formerly of Roberts, who died Nov. 8, 1992, at his home.

            He was born July 21, 1917, at Portland, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

            In 1946 he married Ruth Rossbeck [sic: Rossback] at Dillon, Mont. They lived in Roberts, where he operated an auto mechanics business until 1969. They then moved to Lake Havasu City, and after his death his wife moved to Twin Falls.

            Survivors include his wife of Twin Falls; daughters, Karen Ruth Lewis of Twin Falls, and Janice Lee Gilbert of Aurora, Colo.; a brother, Oliver Halford of Idaho Falls; half brothers and a half sister, Mac McKee of Edgewater, Md., Richard McKee of Ohio, and Vi Frieders of Des Moines, Iowa; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

            Memorial services were held Nov. 11 at the Wesley Chapel in Lake Havasu with the Rev. Larry Ross officiating. Burial was in Twin Falls Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Robert J. Halford (SS# issued in IA), last residence Lake Havasu City, Mohave Co., AZ.

            We included the obituaries of his wife, Ruth Rossback Halford; and brother Oliver Leon Halford in Idaho Obituaries.

            On the 1920 census, Robert’s family is listed in Delana, Humboldt Co., IA, dwelling #44: Benjamin H. Halford, blacksmith age 31 b. IA (parents b. WI); his wife Adelle A. 27 IA; and children, all b. IA: Eva R. 5, Oliver L. 4-2/12; and Robert J. 2-7/12.

            In 1930 Robert and his 2 brothers are listed in the Christian Home Orphanage in Council Bluffs (District 20), Pottawattamie Co., IA, p. 1B: Arthur Halford 9 b. IA, Oliver Halford, 13 b. IA, and Robert Halford 11 IA. Their parents were b. IA and MN.

            On Benjamin Harrison Halford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card [online at Ancestry.com], he is age 28, a married self-employed farmer with a wife and 2 children living in Burt, Kossuth Co., IA. He was born 8 Jan 1889.

            Family Trees on RootsWeb.com list the lineage for Benjamin H. Halford, who was b. in June 1889, the son of James H. and Martha R. Halford.

            His HALFORD lineage: Robert James 1917 IA1, Benjamin Harrison 1889 IA2, James H. 1849 NY3, James 1817 England4.

 

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SALLY KAY THANE ALFORD

 

ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ—Tuesday, 7 January 2014

 

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            Alford, Sally Kay, 66, of Phoenix, passed away on January 5, 2014 in Glendale, AZ.

            She was born on September 10, 1947 to Woodrow and Sally (Daughtery) Thane in San Francisco, CA.

            Sally held many positions in the electronics industry, the last as a Legal Courier.

            On July 24, 1965 she married Francis in Phoenix; to this union were born 3 children. She enjoyed going to auctions always in search of the best deal available.

            Sally is survived by her loving spouse of 48 years, Francis; 3 Sons, James Patrick Alford, Charles Francis Alford, and Timothy Michael Alford and wife, Melissa; and 4 Grandchildren, Skylar Alford, Taylor Alford, Hunter Alford, and Tatum Alford.

            She was preceded in death by both parents; and her brother, James Thane.

            Memorial services will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Best Funeral Services Chapel, 501 East Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85020. Contributions in Sally’s honor are suggested to amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research or a charity of your choice . Online condolences can be given at www.bestfuneralservices.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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SAMUEL N. ALFORD

 

ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Tucson, Pima Co., AZ—Tuesday, 16 June 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994

 

            Alford, Samuel N., 78 of Tucson, AZ went to be with his Lord on June 14, 1992. Survived by wife, Virginia; sons, Edward (Nyla), Waco, TX, Sam C., Tucson, AZ, Dr. Nathan (Pamela), Kildeer, IL; 11 grandchildren.

            Mr. Alford was a resident of Tucson since 1968 and recently he and his wife celebrated their 60th Wedding anniversary. Mr. Alford was the President and Founder of the Buckeye Finance Co. located in Ohio. He is a lifetime member of the Kiwanis Club, 70 year member of the West Park Methodist Church Mowac Class, was a 32nd Degree Mason, 50 year member of Masonic Lodge and active in the local Sabbar Marshall Staff.

            Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 17, 1992 at the Adair Funeral Home, Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave at Magee.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sam N. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 6 November 1913.

            See the obituary of his wife, Virginia Johnston Alford, in this compilation.

 

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SHARON L. HALLFORD GRAVES

 

CASA GRANDE DISPATCH

Casa Grande, Pinal Co., AZ—21 April 2011

 

            Sharon L. Graves, 67, of Casa Grande died on April 16, 2011. A memorial service will be held later in Killdeer, N.D.

            Mrs. Graves was born on Jan. 8, 1944, in San Diego and was a daughter of Marvin and Dorma Hallford. She managed an area RV park.

            Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Quesada of Killdeer; a son, George W. Berry Jr. of Glen Ullin, N.D.; a brother, Gerald Hallford of Helena, Mont.; eight grandchildren; and several greatgrandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H.

            Heritage Casa Grande Funeral Home & Cremation Society of Arizona was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Sharon L. Graves (SS# issued in CA), last residence Casa Grande, Pinal Co., AZ.

 

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STEPHEN WILEY ALFORD

 

ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ—Monday, 30 December 2013

 

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            Alford, Stephen Wiley, 51, of Phoenix Az passed away on December 16, 2013.

            Stephen worked as a Metal Fabricator for Travis Collins Enterprises LLC. He loved riding his Harley, boating and off-road riding on his dirt bike and quads.

            He was born August 23, 1962 to Bobby Alford and Jeannette (Stout) Duster in Phoenix.

            He is survived by his father Bob and partner Diana Wellington, sister Stacey Duster of Santa Monica, Ca., brothers Scott Duster of Pasadena, Ca, Bret Duster of Carson, NV, and Steven Daniel of Gilbert, Az, stepmother Judy McDonald, Uncle Dean and Carol Alford and numerous cousins.

            He is preceded in death by his mother, Jeannette Duster and numerous aunts and uncles.

            No funeral services will be held. Stephen’s wish was to be cremated. His ashes will be scattered at the Dunes, the lake and some with his Mother in Sedona.

            There will be a “Celebration of Life” on Saturday, January 4, 2014, starting at Noon at Bullocks Cocktails, 2601 West Bethany Home Rd, Phoenix (one block west of I-17). Please join the family to celebrate his precious life. Children are welcome.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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STEVE A. ALFORD, SR.

Father of Steve A. Alford, Jr., AAFA #0190, Joyce Alford Vorman, AAFA #0251, and Brownie Jean Alford McElmoyl, AAFA #0252

 

[He died in Arizona, but we are also including his obituary in Louisiana Obituaries because of his close ties there.]

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—_____ February 1962

 

            Steve A. Alford, Sr., a well known former public official, died at the age of 69 in Arizona last week. Mr. Alford was a native of Amite in Tangipahoa Parish, who in later years moved to Lake Charles and during the past two years lived in Tucson, Arizona.

            Funeral services were conducted from McKneeley Funeral Home in Amite last Thursday by Rev. Sam Cordon, former pastor of Mr. Alford. Interment was in the Amite Cemetery.

            During his active years, Mr. Alford served as Superintendent of Louisiana State Police from 1940 to 1942 and was Director of Public Safety from 1942 to 1944. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Past Master of the Rudolph Krauss Lodge of Lake Charles.

            Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Steve D. Alford, Sr. [sic], of Arizona; one son, Steve A. Alford, Jr., of Baton Rouge; four daughters, Mrs. John Sims [Jane] of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Mrs. Eddie Barmon of Oakville, Ontario, Canada; Mrs. Ralph Tye of London, England; Miss Brownie Alford of Zermont, Switzerland and by three sisters and numerous relatives in Tangipahoa Parish.

 

 

Photos from Amite Cemetery, Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peachy Pringle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his daughter Brownie Jean Alford McElmoyl in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son Steve A. Alford Jr.; and grandson Steve Augustus Alford III in Louisiana Obituaries; and his daughters Joyce Alford Vorman in Massachusetts Obituaries; and Jane Alford Sims in Virginia Obituaries

            His first wife and the mother of his children was Joyce Powell Alford.

            There are some questions about the middle names of the three Steve Alfords:

 

Steve Alford Sr.          Family members reported Steve Arthur Alford

                                    Obituary and gravestone say Steve A. Alford

 

Steve Alford Jr.          Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997 [Ancestry.com] lists Steve Alford Jr. on 12 Aug 1920 in Orange Co.—no middle name or initial

                                    Obituary says Steve A. Alford Jr.

 

Steve Alford III          Obituary says Steve Augustus Alford III

 

            In a report of the 2008 Region II Conference of American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, Steve Alford is listed as Past President for Region II, 1941: “Brig. Steve Alford, Louisiana [deceased].”

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogies, Descendants of Jacob Alford, b. 1761 NC , John Seaborn Alford 1807 LA, and John Alford (1645–1710 VA) Tentative Genealogy, First Three Generations .

            His lineage: Steve A. 1892 LA1, Arthur Colley 1869 LA2, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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THELMA FRIEDA ALFORD HARMAN

AAFA #0397

Sister of Doris Alford Vetri, AAFA #0303, and James Arthur Alford, AAFA #0384

 

[Thelma died at her son’s home in TX, but we are also including her obituary here because she lived in AZ during the last years of her life and is buried there.]

 

Written by her sister, Doris Alford Vetri, AAFA #0303

 

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February 25, 1923–January 28, 2003

 

            Second child born to Frieda Holzmuller (1902 Germany) and James Luther Alford (1898 Texas) on Feb. 25, 1923, Rhawnhurst, PA. She was premature and was only 2 pounds. She was born and cared for at home—my mother told how she put hot water bottles around her. It took her a full year to get to the normal weight of a newborn.

            She graduated from Olney High School, Philadelphia, PA, 1940, and was employed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard during the war. She was a happy-go-lucky kind of gal and enjoyed life to the fullest.

            Thelma was my older sister by 12 years. She and my mother were very close when Thelma was a young woman dating. Many a night they sat around the table talking and laughing. She looked for the rainbow in life and didn’t let the dark side of things stay with her. She was a helpful and strong companion and mother and the glue that kept the family together. May she rest in peace.

            When she was in her late twenties she met and married Robert Harman, Sep. 30, 1950. They lived in Sellersville, PA and had 7 children; Robert 1951, Patricia 1953, Diana 1956, Mark 1958, Michael 1959, Roger 1961 and George 1963. She had 18 grandchildren.

            She was a housewife and mother throughout her married life. When Robert retired, they bought a motor home and traveled for several years. They found Mesa, AZ, and decided this was the place to stay their remaining years. They both enjoyed the warm (sometimes hot) weather. After Bob passed away Jan. 24, 2000, she remained in her home in Mesa, AZ. Buzz and I visited several times and found her happy and content with life.

            She was a member of AAFA since 1991 and always enjoyed reading about the Alfords.

            After returning home from a Mexican cruise in 2001, Thelma’s friends urged her to go to a doctor as she had lost weight. (Who loses weight on a cruise?) She was diagnosed with stomach cancer. She was in a hospice in Arizona when we visited in October [2002] after the AAFA meeting in Salt Lake City. She was doing well and continued to say that nothing was wrong with her. She decided against any treatments. She was so good that the hospice house let her go home. At that time she went to live with her son Roger in Iola, TX. I spoke to her at Christmas, and like always she said, “I am fine and they are really good to me here.” This was be the last time I talked to her. She passed away Jan 28, 2003, in the home of her son. Her body was returned to Arizona and she rests in peace with her husband at the Valley of the Sun Mortuary Chapel, Chandler, Maricopa Co., AZ.

 

 

Photos from Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery, Chandler, Maricopa Co., AZ—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Harry Scaggs

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Thelma F. Harman (SS# issued in PA), last residence Mesa, Maricopa Co., AZ.

            We included the obituary of her brother James Arthur Alford in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            We published extensive lineage notes with Thelma’s In Remembrance in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Alford, b. 1801 NC.

            Her lineage: Thelma Frieda 1923 PA1, James Luther 1898 TX2, George Washington 1855 AL3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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VIOLA V. ALFORD

 

ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ—Friday, 1 June 2001

 

            Viola Alford, 69, of Phoenix Arizona, passed away on May 30, 2001. Private services. Cremation to follow.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Viola V. Alford (SS# issued in AZ) was born 2 October 1931.

 

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VIRGINIA L. JOHNSTON ALFORD

 

ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Tucson, Pima Co., AZ—Sunday, 10 April 2005

 

            Virginia L. Alford, 91, went to be with her Savior on March 20, 2005. Virginia was born December 26, 1913 in Columbus, Ohio to Howard and Bernice Johnston.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel N. Alford in 1992 and her son, Howard E. Alford, also in 1992.

            She is survived by sons, Samuel C. Alford, Sr. of Tucson, Arizona and Dr. Nathan G. Alford of Kildeer, Illinois; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren also survive her.

            Virginia, along with her husband, was instrumental in founding the Buckeye Finance Company in Columbus, Ohio, where she actively participated as an accountant for almost 30 years. In 1946, she moved her family to Tombstone, Arizona for one year for her children’s health. In 1950, the family cottage was established at Rib Lake near Timagami, Ontario. Many wonderful summers were spent with her family experiencing all the wonders of nature. These were some of the happiest years of her life, where her children were taught an appreciation of family and nature. Members of the family continue to enjoy the cabin and these life lessons today. In 1968, as a result of health concerns for her husband, Sam and Virginia retired to Tucson, Arizona, where they spent their final years. Due to her son, Sam, and his loving care, she was able to spend her final years in her home, enjoying crossword puzzles, jumble, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Wildcat basketball. Virginia will always be remembered by her family and friends as the ultimate example of all the fine qualities to which humans aspire.

            At her request no services were held. Arrangements by Adair Funeral Homes, Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave. (@ Magee).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Virginia L. Alford (SS# issued in MI).

            See the obituary of her husband, Samuel N. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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WILLIAM BREWSTER ALFORD

 

ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ—Wednesday, 27 June 2007

 

            William Brewster Alford II, 90, passed away on June 10, 2007 in Ftn. Hills, Az. Bill was born Feb. 26, 1917 in Cleveland, Oh. and spent much of his life in Hudson, Oh., moving the family to Arizona in 1959. In 1966 another move to Southern Ca. and his last venture was purchasing a hardware store in the small coastal town of Bolinas, Northern Ca. After 20 years there, he retired in Arizona. Bill was known as an entertaining fellow and one that loved baseball, especially the New York Yankees....

            Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years (Janet) and a son (Jack Burrow) of Polk, Oh.

            His spirit will live on thru surviving family members: Diane Penn (Bob) Camino, Ca., Shireen Rhoades (Fred) Ftn. Hills, Casey Alford, Ap. Junction, Mickey Alford (Vicki), Ap. Junction, brother Dary Alford (Joy) Gig Harbor, Wa., daughter-in-law Joan Burrow, Polk, Oh. and 10 grandchildren. There will be no formal services.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of William B. Alford (SS# issued in OH).

 

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WILLIAM W. “BILL” ALFORD

Uncle of Charlotte Ann Nedved, AAFA #1040

 

COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE-TELEGRAPH

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—Saturday, 11 March 1995

 

            William W. “Bill” Alford, 64, who retired as an electrical technician from Digital Equipment Corp., died of cancer Feb. 14, 1995, in Sun City West, Ariz. Services were held in Sun City West. Burial will be at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix.

            Mr. Alford was born June 5, 1930, in Springfield, S.D., to William H. Alford and Hilda McLane. He was married July 19, 1961, in Tyndall, S.D., to Renate (Klumb) Alford, who survives. He also is survived by two sons, William W. Jr. of Denver and Brian K. of Barstow, Calif.; four sisters, Iva Finbraaten of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Blanche Frank of South Sioux City, Neb., Marguerite Nedved of Tyndall, and Bonnie Hinzman of Denver; and three grandchildren.

            Mr. Alford served in the Air Force for 24 years and attained the rank of master sergeant. He was a Colorado Springs resident before moving to Sun City West. He was a member of the German American Alpenland Club….

 

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Photo from National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, D. & J. Altman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of William W. Alford (SS# issued in SD), last residence Sun City West, Maricopa Co., AZ.

            We included the obituary of his sister Marguerite Alene Alford Nedved in South Dakota Obituaries.

            William’s grandfather Henry and his older brother William moved from England to Canada in 1876 to work. In nine months William sent for his wife. They had lost an 8 month old son in England. From Canada they moved first to Iowa and then to Avon, SD. In 1890 they moved to Nebraska where they homesteaded southwest of Monowi. Henry left Clayton, IA, in 1884 and settled north of Springfield, SD, near Avon. In 1892 they moved to Boyd Co., NE.

            His lineage: William W. 1930 SD1, William H. 1886 SD2, Henry 1860 England3.

 

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WILMA E. ALFORD SLOAN

 

ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ—Wednesday, 1 February 2006

 

            Wilma E. Sloan (Alford), 87, of Glendale, Arizona, passed away on January 29, 2006. Wilma was born November 4, 1918 in Newark, Arkansas. She is survived by 3 daughters, Jeanette Pollock, Catherine Coleman and Pamela S. Norman; 3 brothers and 1 sister, out of state; 17 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson.

            Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday, February 1st at Hansen Mortuary, 8314 N. 7th St. Graveside services will be on Thursday at 10 am at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Hansen Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Wilma E. Sloan (SS# issued in AZ).