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10/20/2011 Put new ones in Unpublished CO Obits file for Evelyn Mistich, eczm827@bellsouth.net

 

 

8/31/2013 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2012 -2013 (3 obits)

10/20/2011 Checked Alford at Genealogy Bank, all years (82 obits)

 

8/31/2013 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Halford 2012 -2013 (0 obits)

10/20/2011 Checked Halford at Genealogy Bank, all years (6 obits)

 

8/31/2013 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alvord 2012 -2013 (0 obits)

10/20/2011 Checked Alvord at Genealogy Bank, all years (5 obits)

 

10/20/2011 Checked Allford at Genealogy Bank, all years (0 obits)

10/20/2011 Checked Hallford at Genealogy Bank, all years (4 obits)

10/20/2011 Checked Holford (13) at Genealogy Bank, all years – did not get these

 

See folder CO Obits & Marriages in Obits Unpublished

 

THE GAZETTE obits available here: http://more.ppld.org:8080/SpecialCollections/index/article_search.asp?tSearch1=&tSearchType=Power

 

Name from 1946 to 1997 was COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE-TELEGRAPH

 

5/8/2013 Got all Alfords (26 obits), Alvords (10 obits), Halfords (1 obit)

 

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COLORADO 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.

 

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: 4 SEPTEMBER 2013

 

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The families of some of the subjects of these Colorado obituaries are represented in genealogies AAFA has published on this website, so we are referring readers to them for more information.

 

*AAFA’s Online Published Genealogies:

 

1. Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County VA (DNA Group Two)

 

2. 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

 

3. Known Descendants of Benedict Alford and Joan Newton (DNA Group 4) and Thomas Alford b. about 1598 England (DNA Group Four)

 

 

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ALVIN D. KEYS ALFORD

 

DENVER POST

Denver, CO—Sunday, 19 January 2003

 

            Alvin Alford, Denver. Services, Tuesday 10 a.m., Cleaves Memorial CME Church, 2222 Marion St., to Fort Logan National Cemetery. Visitation, Monday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Cleaves Memorial CME. Family at 2732 Fillmore St.

 

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Photo from Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sydne McCoskey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alvin D. Keys Alford (SS# issued in CO) was born 2 Oct 1952, last residence Denver, CO.

 

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ALWYN ALONZO ALVORD

 

THE GAZETTE

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—26 January 1904

 

            Although the death of Mr. Alwyn A. Alvord was not unexpected, the announcement of it will be received with deep regret by his friends in this city.

            Death came last night [January 25] at 9 o’clock at his home, 1215 North Cascade avenue, after a sinking spell that came earlier in the evening and from which he never rallied. His wife and the attending physician were present at the bedside.

            Mr. Alvord was still a young man, and would have been 33 years old next March. He came to Colorado Springs from California four years ago, and prior to that time was a resident of New York city. He was the son of a prominent New York lawyer and was not actively engaged in business or professional life. For some time he had been in failing health, and for the past month had been confined to the house most of the time. He was a well-known polo player, golf enthusiast and prominent clubman, being a member of the Cheyenne Mountain Country club, El Paso club, Town and Gown and other clubs of Colorado Springs.

            The funeral arrangements have not yet been made, but it is understood that interment will take place in Evergreen cemetery.

 

In another article:

 

THE GAZETTE

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—28 January 1904

 

            Funeral services over the remains of Alwyn A. Alvord, who died at his home, 1215 North Cascade avenue, Monday night, were held yesterday at 12:30 from Grace church. The interment, which was private, was in Evergreen cemetery. Many friends attended the obsequies at the church.

 

Photo from Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, S. Remmark-Fuhrman

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of his brother Edgerton Alvord in Connecticut Obituaries.

            Alwyn Alonzo Alvord was born 31 March 1871 in New York City, NY, the son of Alwyn Alonzo Alvord (1839–1874) and Frances DeLord Edgerton. The family is listed on the 1880 census in Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN:

 

Francis D. Alvord (f)  head            35      OH NY CT           widow

Allyn A. [sic]              [blank]           9      NY NY OH

Charlotte                     [blank]           8      NY NY OH

Edgerton                     son                 6      NJ NY OH

+ a servant from Ireland—next door is the family of Frances’ parents.

 

            From Arthur Buckminster Fuller, Historical Notices of Thomas Fuller and his Descendants : with a Genealogy of the Fuller Family, 1638-1902 (Cambridge, MA: unknown, 1989) [Ancestry.com], p. 25: Emily Roelker7 Fuller, who married A.A. Hayes, had a daughter, Florence Roway Hayes, m. in 1893, Alwyn A. Alvord of San Francisco, Cal.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Alwyn Alonzo 1871 NY1, Alwyn Alonzo 1839 NY2, Alonzo Alwyn 1802 CT3, John 1774 CT4, John 1750 CT5, Elisha 1717 MA6, Thomas MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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ANNA ALBERTA GARRELTS ALVORD

 

COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE-TELEGRAPH

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—23 December 1959

 

            Mrs. Anna A. Alvord, 1019 W. Pikes Peak Ave., died Monday at a local hospital, after a short illness.

            Mrs. Alvord was born in Nebraska, Feb. 7, 1904. She was a member of the

Lutheran Church.

            She is survived by three daughters. Mrs. Dolores DeWitt, Colorado Springs; Mrs. Geralene Herrod, Mahnomen, Minn. and Mrs. Shirley Allison, Ashland, Kan.; a son, LaVerne Alvord, Colorado Springs, a brother, Harley Garrelts, Colorado, five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services and burial will be in Chappel, Neb.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son Lavern Leroy Alvord in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Geralene Mae “Gerry” Alvord Herrud in Wyoming Obituaries

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Ellis Leroy 1904 NE1, Bertram Clarence 1875 IL2, Leroy Parkman 1849 IL3, Joel William 1827 NY4, Joel 1779 CT5, Bela 1741 CT6, Aaron 1713 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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BARBARA J. HOLFORD JOHNSON

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

Denver, CO—29 October 1999

 

            Barbara J. Johnson, 61, of Denver died Oct 22. Mrs. Johnson was born in Denver on March 29, 1938. She married Daniel Johnson in 1956. She was employed with Cherry Creek Schools. Survivors include her husband; daughters Cherie Core of Littleton, Kim Johnson of Denver; brothers Bill Holford of Elizabeth (Colorado), Rich Holford of Craig (Colorado); three grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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BERNADEAN LAMB ALFRED

 

DENVER POST

Denver, CO—Monday, 8 August 1994

 

            Bernadean Lamb Alfred of Denver, a seamstress, died July 31 at Swedish Medical Center. She was 81.

            A graveside service was Wednesday at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

            She was born Sept. 22, 1912, in Indianola, Okla. On May 19, 1932, she married Lee Alfred in Oak Creek. She was self-employed.

            She is survived by a son, James, Morrison; two half-brothers, John Lamb, Aurora, and Loy Parkinson, Oregon; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2255 S. Oneida St., Denver 80224.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ July 1994) dates of Bernadean L. Alfred (SS# issued in CA), last residence Bailey, Park Co., CO.

 

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BETTY ANNE CHURCH ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-STAR

Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—Friday, 12 July 2002

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Betty Anne Church Alford, formerly of Monroe, a homemaker, died Sunday [July 7].

            The funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday at Mulhearn Funeral Home chapel, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial is at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty A. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 14 Feb 1928, last residence Alamosa, Alamosa Co., CO.

 

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BEVERLY J. ROMANO HALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

Denver, CO—4 February 2000

 

            Beverly J. Halford, 76, of Arvada died Feb 1, in Wheat Ridge. Services were private. Mrs. Halford was born in Faribault Minn., on Nov 12, 1923. She married Forrest Halford, 1958. She was a homemaker.

            Survivors include her husband; sons John Romano of Bailey, (Colorado), Mike Romano of Winter Park and Forrest Jr. of Arvada; daughters Sharon Watkins of Fort Collins and Roxanne Herrera of Arvada; six grandchildren.

 

In another article:

 

DENVER POST

Denver, CO—Tuesday, 8 February 2000

 

            Beverly J. Halford of Arvada, a homemaker, died Feb. 1. She was 76.

            Services were private. Interment was in Fort Logan National Cemetery.

            She was born Nov. 12, 1923, in Faribault, Minn. On Nov. 29, 1958, she married Forrest Halford in Sparks, Nev.

            She is survived by her husband; three sons, John Romano, Bailey, Mike Romano, Winter Park, and Forrest Jr., Arvada; two daughters, Sharon Watkins, Fort Collins, and Roxanne Herrera, Arvada; and six grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Beverly J. Halford (SS# issued in MN), last residence Arvada, Jefferson Co., CO.

            See the obituary of her husband, Forrest Dean Halford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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BILLY PAUL ALFRED

 

THE HERALD

Meeker, Rio Blanco Co., CO—Thursday, 14 November 1935

 

            The entire community was saddened last Friday evening when word reached Meeker that the infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Howard Alfred had passed away that afternoon at St. Joseph hospital. Complications set in a few days after the little fellow was born, which the doctors stated were caused by the little fellow being born premature a few weeks. Later the little fellow developed pneumonia and passed away Friday, November 8.

            Billy Paul Alfred was born October 28 at St. Joseph hospital, Denver, being just past two weeks of age at the time of death. This young couple were so happy in the advent of the young son, but their new-found happiness was short-lived and the sympathy of the entire community goes out to them.

            Funeral services were held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred, Sunday afternoon....

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of Billy’s grandparents, William Thornton Alfred and Mercedes Sadie Fry Alfred, in this compilation.

 

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BRENDA RITA ALFORD

 

THE GAZETTE

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—Wednesday, 25 November 2009

 

            Brenda Rita Alford—Born June 27, 1954. Died Nov. 20, 2009.

            Cook, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by a daughter, Heather.

            The Springs Funeral Services.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Brenda R. Alford (SS# issued in CT) was born 27 June 1954, last residence Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO.

 

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CECIL WYLIE ALFORD

AAFA #0012

 

Cecil Wylie Alford and his wife, Charlotte R. Meadows Alford,

at the 1990 AAFA Annual Meeting in Raleigh, NC

 

DENVER POST

Denver, CO—Sunday, 6 October 2002

 

ALFORD, CECIL

USAF (Ret.) World War II Veteran

Professor, 79

 

            Col. Cecil Wylie Alford of Denver. Married Sec. Lt. Charlotte R. Meadows, US Army Corps Nurse in 1943. He received his Ph.D from Duke University in 1956. A professor in both military and civilian worlds, including his alma mater, Texas Christian University. He returned to active duty in the Air Force in 1963. Serving at the Pentagon and the Denver area, retiring in 1978. Wanting to stay active he was business manager of Central Christian Church.

            He is survived by his beloved wife, Charlotte, two daughters, Dixie L. Alford of Denver and Mary Ann Alford of Washington, DC. Funeral services, Monday 11 a.m., Central Christian Church, 3690 Cherry Creek South Drive, Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery.

 

Photo from Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Emery Reynolds

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cecil W. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 2 Feb 1923 and died 1 Oct 2002.

            See the obituary of his wife, Charlotte R. Meadows Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his mother, Rena Maye Baker Alford Grooms, in Texas Obituaries.

            Wylie and his wife Charlotte, who died within months of each other, were founding members of AAFA, but they were a part of our organized Alford research effort from its beginning—long before the formation of AAFA. Even before that Charlotte corresponded frequently with Alford researchers such as Tressie Bowman, Dave Price, Elmer Miller, Haidee Reeves, etc. During all this time both Wylie and Charlotte suffered a number of different serious health problems, but they were able to make it the 1990 AAFA meeting in Raleigh, NC.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy Known Descendants of Isham Alford (1755–1832).

            His lineage: Cecil Wylie 1923 TX1, Cecil Wylie Robbins 1902 MS2, Thaddeus La Dora 1871 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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CHARLES ALBERT ALFORD

Great-uncle of Jerry Richard Bonnell, AAFA #1332

 

DAILY TRIBUNE

Greeley, Weld Co., CO—29 September 1976

 

            Charles A. Alford of 120 N. 23rd Ave. Ct., Greeley. Father of Charles L. Alford of Greeley, and John H. Alford of Cheyenne, Wyo.; brother of Mrs. Elanor Gover of Colorado Springs, and Mrs. Buryl Dwinell of Loveland. Also surviving are six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

            Graveside services, 1:30 p.m. Thursday from Sunset Memorial Gardens. Interment Sunset Memorial Gardens.

            Friends who wish may give to the American Cancer Fund....

 

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Photo from Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley, Weld Co., CO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jerry Bonnell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charlie Alford (SS# issued in CO) was born 24 Aug 1886 and died _____ Sept 1976, last residence Greeley, Weld Co., CO.

            See the obituaries of his son Charles Lee Alford; sister Eleanor Florence Alford Gover; and his grandmother Mary Ann Frye Alford in this compilation.

            His FindAGrave.com memorial, posted by Jerry Bonnell, says he was born 24 Aug 1886 in Loveland, Larimer Co., CO, the son of William Arnold Alford (1843–1918) and Alice Gertrude Copeland (1851–1933).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Charles Albert 1886 CO1, William Arnold 1843 IL2, William Beebe 1815 NY3, Arnold 1780 CT4, Eliphalet 1752 CT5, Job 1708 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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CHARLOTTE R.MEADOWS ALFORD

Wife of Cecil Wylie Alford, AAFA #0012

 

Cecil Wylie Alford and his wife, Charlotte R. Meadows Alford,

at the 1990 AAFA Annual Meeting in Raleigh, NC

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

Denver, CO—21 January 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Charlotte Meadows Alford of Denver. Preceded in death by husband, Cecil Wylie Alford and son, Wylie Robbins Alford. Mother of Dixie L. Alford, Denver, CO., and Mary Ann Alford, Washington, D.C.

            Graduated from Charleston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1941; received BS from Texas Christian University in 1949. Member of the United States Army Nursing Corp as First Lieutenant during WWII. She married Wylie Alford on March 20, 1943. Charlotte first worked as a nurse and then as a nursing instructor. She founded two schools, Watts Hospital Nursing School, Durham, N.C., and Baptist Hospital Nursing School, Winston Salem, N.C. In subsequent years she worked as nursing supervisor in Fairfax, VA and Denver, CO. She was active in many civic and church organizations and was a voracious reader and an avid bridge player.

            Visitation, Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 1091 S. Colorado Blvd. Funeral service, Thursday, 1:30 p.m., at Central Christian Church, 3690 Cherry Creek S. Dr. Private interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery....

 

In another article:

 

DENVER POST

Denver, CO—27 January 2003

 

NURSING SCHOOL FOUNDER ALFORD ROSE TO CHALLENGES

By Virginia Culver

 

            It never occurred to Charlotte Meadows Alford that there was something she couldn’t do, said her daughter, Mary Ann Alford.

            In her 85 years, Alford founded two nursing schools, served as a nurse in the U.S. Army, wrote five books on genealogy and, with her husband, raised two daughters.

            The only thing she ever “flunked” was being too tiny when she first applied for nursing school. She had to gain almost 10 pounds to get up to the required 100. She graduated from Charlotte General Hospital School of Nursing in Charlotte, W.Va.

            Alford died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease at Love and Faith Senior Care Home in Aurora on Jan. 18. Her husband, Cecil Wylie Alford, died last October. They would have observed their 60th anniversary in March.

            The two were close, their daughters said, despite their demanding and different careers. They managed to relocate for new jobs and raise their family with seeming ease.

            Charlotte Meadows had just launched her nursing career one month after Pearl Harbor when she learned the Army needed nurses. She served at Fort Knox, Ky., and Lockbourne Air Base in Columbus, Ohio. She met her future husband there one New Year’s Eve.

            Meadows, a first lieutenant, was already engaged, but she finally went out with 2nd Lt. Cecil Wylie Alford. By February, they were engaged. She married Alford on March 20, 1943, in Columbus.

            When her husband was discharged, he sailed back to the United States from England. He won enough money playing poker to make a down payment on a home for his family.

            “He could have been a professional poker player,” said daughter Dixie Alford.

            Wylie and Charlotte earned degrees at Texas Christian University. They moved to North Carolina, where he earned a doctorate in clinical psychology and sociology from Duke University and she worked at a hospital.

            Charlotte Alford established a nursing school in Durham, N.C., where she was director and instructor. She started a second one about five years later in Winston Salem, N.C.

            “She was spunky and forceful,” said Dixie Alford, and “held on like a pit bull.”

            The Alfords later moved to Fort Worth, where he taught at Texas Christian. They later moved again to Vienna, Va., when he was called back as an Air Force reservist during the Vietnam War. He was chief of staff for manpower and Reserve affairs.

            In 1972, the couple moved to Denver, where she became a supervisor in the emergency room at Aurora Humana Hospital.

            The Alfords became active in Central Christian Church, where he was working.

            Charlotte Alford was an avid bridge player.

            She read about five books a week and began lengthy genealogy research on the Alford and Meadows families. The research resulted in five books.

            Charlotte Alford loved to entertain, and she and her husband liked to dance, “though Mother had a tin ear,” said Dixie Alford.

            Mary Ann Alford described her mother as someone “who did multi-tasking before it was talked about. She had great organizational skills.”

            Charlotte Meadows Alford was preceded in death by two brothers and a son, Wylie Robbins Alford.

 

Photo from Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Emery Reynolds

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charlotte M. Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 8 March 1917.

            See the obituary of her husband, Cecil Wylie Alford, in this compilation.

 

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CORINNE RUTH ALFORD MILLER

Grandmother of George Geoffrey Miller, AAFA #0253

 

Photo from George G. Miller’s family tree, Ancestry.com—used with permission

 

THE GAZETTE

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—5 August 2005

 

            Corinne R. Miller, 96, of Colorado Springs, passed away Aug. 2, 2005. She was born November 13, 1908 in Leanna [Allen Co.], Kansas to Henry Newton Alford and Cora Hibbard Alford who are deceased.

            Living in Colorado Springs since 1920 she attended West Junior High School and graduated from Colorado Springs High School. Corinne attended Blair Business School for two years. She married George Edward Miller who predeceased her in January of 1987. Corinne was a homemaker and devoted her life to her family. She helped her husband run Miller’s Manitou Hardware. She loved to hike and be in the outdoors, and she was an avid reader. Corinne was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Manitou Springs, CO where she sang in the choir.

            Mrs. Miller is survived by four children: George (Lila) Miller of Manitou Springs, CO, Grant (Susie) Miller of Arvada, CO, Gary (Kay) Miller of Manitou Springs, CO, and Libby (Bruce) Yaple of Denver, CO; as well as eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

            Viewing will be at 9:00 a.m. and the Funeral Service will be at 10:00 a.m. both Monday, August 8, 2005, at Blunt Memorial Chapel with Reverend David Hunting officiating. Cremation will follow. The family will receive friends at 142 El Paso Blvd. following the service....

 

Blair Family Photo (abt_edited-1

Photo from Catherine Dymkoski, Rathdrum, ID—used with permission

 

Top row, left to right: Beulah Blair, Raymond Vauter Blair, Loraine Denman, Ira O. Denman, Jr., unknown woman (in dark dress), Cora B. Hibbard Alford, Frank Munson Hibbard, Mabel H. Hibbard, Arthur Elmo Hibbard, Charles Francis Blair, Ruford Watt Blair

Bottom row, left to right: Georgia Blair Alford, Eugene E. Alford (sitting in his mother’s lap), Patti Denman (standing), Sabra E. Blair Denman, Corrine Ruth Alford (kneeling), Florence Blair Hibbard, Maxine Hibbard (standing), girl sitting cross-legged is unknown, Pearl Hunter Hibbard, Gerald Hibbard (kneeling), Bertha Hartsock Blair, and Nellie Blair Alford

Photograph was taken in about 1914, probably in Leanna, Allen County, Kansas.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Corinne R. Miller (SS# issued in CO), last residence Lakewood, Jefferson Co., CO.

            See the obituaries of her father, Henry Newton Alford; and her uncle Isaac Errett Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Corinne Ruth 1908 KS1, Henry Newton 1882 KS2, Anthony Wayne 1851 IN3, Wayne 1821 IN4, James 1791 VA5, John 1768 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696?? 8.

 

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DAVID M. ALVORD

 

DENVER POST

Denver, CO—Thursday, 15 January 1998

 

REGIS STUDENT DIES; 2 MORE HURT IN CRASH

By Marilyn Robinson Denver Post Staff Writer

 

            A Regis University student was killed and two others were injured when their small car collided with a van early Wednesday at West 52nd Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard.

            The victims were returning to the campus from a movie. Killed was David Alvord, 19, a passenger in the 1985 Chevrolet Chevette. He died at the scene.

            The driver, Daniel Cahill, 20, was hospitalized at Denver Health Medical Center in serious condition with multiple injuries. The third victim, Mary Magoonaugh, 19, was listed in fair condition with a broken leg.

            Police said the two occupants of the Ford Econoline van ran away, but a 15-year-old boy later returned to the scene. He was treated for his injuries and held on suspicion of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.

            “We feel alcohol is involved. There is indication of consumption (of alcohol) in the van. That’s part of what we’re looking into,” said Detective Robert Rock.

            The car was eastbound on 52nd and the van was southbound on Sheridan when the vehicles collided in the intersection shortly before 1 a.m. Both vehicles were heavily damaged, and the three students were trapped in the wreckage.

            The crash remains under investigation. Police Sgt. Dennis Cribari said police are still looking for the second occupant of the van, which belonged to the 15-year-old’s father.

            The crash cast a pall over the university’s northwest Denver campus.

            “It’s a very small campus. Everybody knows everybody here, and word travels very quickly,” said Regis spokeswoman Jenise Harper. “The students are very distraught. It’s very quiet and somber.”

            Alvord was a 1996 graduate of Highlands Ranch High School and a sophomore at Regis.

            “Dave was an outstanding student and had a great deal of promise,” said his faculty adviser, Eleanor Swanson. “He was very special. I will never forget him.”

            She recalled that last semester he tutored a student at Denver’s Skinner Middle School as part of a sophomore seminar class she taught.

            “You see things that you might not be used to, and you finally realize you came away from this program learning more than you hoped to teach,” he wrote of his experience.

            That was just what she hoped students would gain.

            “He grasped the concept of service learning,” she said. “He nailed it. He came away saying I’m the one who learned in this partnership.”

            Fellow students described Alvord as easy going and “kind of quiet,” Harper said.

            Officials planned a prayer service Wednesday night on the campus in memory of Alvord and to pray for the recovery of the other victims.

 

In another article:

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

Denver, CO— Thursday, 15 January 1998

 

REGIS UNIVERSITY STUDENT KILLED, 2 OTHERS INJURED IN CRASH BOY, 15, ARRESTED AS SUSPECTED DRIVER OF VAN IN COLLISION

By Kevin Vaughan and Tillie Fong Rocky Mountain News Staff Writers

 

            A Regis University student died and two others were injured early Wednesday when a van collided with their car as they returned to campus after watching a movie.

            The van’s occupants jumped out and fled into northwest Denver. Police later arrested a 15-year-old boy who returned to the scene seeking medical attention.

            David M. Alvord, 19, of Highlands Ranch died at the scene.

            Daniel Cahill, 20, was in critical condition at Denver Health Medical Center. Mary A. Magoonaugh, 19, was in fair condition.

            The Regis community took the news hard.

            “It’s been a very somber campus today,” said Paul Brocker, associate vice president for public affairs.

            A private prayer service was held Wednesday night on the 1,100-student campus. Priests and counselors spent the day talking to students who knew the three.

            “Most people are trying to get over the shock of it,” Brocker said.

            “The unfortunate thing is this is the second accident for us. Sunday night we had a student injured.”

            The Wednesday crash occurred at 1:20 a.m. at the intersection of West 52nd Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard when the students’ eastbound Chevrolet Chevette collided with a southbound Ford van.

            Police Sgt. Dennis Cribari said it was unclear which vehicle had the right of way because the crash was still under investigation.

            The 15-year-old boy, who police believe was driving the van, faces charges of vehicular homicide, hit and run and drunken driving, Cribari said. His name was not released.

            The boy and another person in the van fled the scene on foot after the collision. But the boy came back because he needed medical attention, Cribari said. The teen was treated and then arrested.

            Sgt. Cliff Carney said police want to talk to the other person, but no charges are pending against them.

            Alvord, a sophomore who hadn’t declared a major, was a good student and well-liked.

            “He was involved in tutoring programs at Skinner Middle School,” Brocker said.

            His family recently moved to Naperville, Ill.

            Alvord and Cahill were friends at Highlands Ranch High School, where both graduated.

            Cahill, a math major and member of the college’s lacrosse team, moved off campus this semester.

            Cahill’s family released a statement: “Thank you for all the prayers for Daniel; our thoughts and prayers are also with the other families.”

            Magoonaugh is a freshman from Ottawa, Ill. She has not indicated her course of study.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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DELORES VADA WACH ALVORD PIERCE

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

Denver, CO—18 July 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Delores Vada Wach Pierce, 68, of Denver died July 3 at St. Anthony Hospital Central. A private gathering was at the home of Don and Marge Wach. The body was cremated.

            Mrs. Pierce was born Dec. 10, 1925, in Hamlet, Neb. She married Kenneth Pierce June 24, 1955, in Ogallala, Neb. She managed the Motel Grand and the White Rock Motel in north Denver.

            She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Debra Larrison of Denver; two sons, Robert Alvord of Colorado Springs and John of Denver; three brothers, Boyd Wach of Salt Lake City, Donald Wach of Thornton and Delbert Wach of Colorado Springs; a sister, Arletta French of Alamogordo, N.M.; and four grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ July 1994) dates of Delores V. Pierce (SS# issued in CO), last residence Denver, Adams Co., CO.

            Her memorial at Find A Grave is listed under Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Denver Co., CO. The record was imported from U.S. Veterans Affairs and says “EM2, US NAVY.”

 

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DOROTHY MAY HALFORD CHAPPEL

 

POST INDEPENDENT

Glenwood Springs, Garfield Co., CO—16 November 2003

                           

            Dorothy May Chappel of Glenwood Springs died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at Glen Valley Care Center. She was 76.

            No services are planned.

            She was born Dorothy May Halford on March 8, 1927, to Jessie Cassinger and Burlion Halford.

            She married Sam Chappel on Oct. 16, 1948, in Glenwood Springs. He preceded her in death.

            Mrs. Chappel is survived by sons Cal Chappel of Mesa, Ariz., and Sammy Chappel and Mark Chappel, both of Boulder City, Nev.; by a grandson, Kasey Chappel of Phoenix; by a granddaughter, Sally Chappel of Lakewood; and by sisters Louise Richardson and Mary Lou Davis, both of Glenwood Springs.

            Farnum-Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dorothy M. Chappel (SS# issued in CO), last residence Glenwood Springs, Garfield Co., CO.

            See the obituary of her sister Mary Lou Halford Davis in this compilation.

            Her HALFORD lineage, from RootsWeb Family Tree “Halford: Southern US,” by Michael Kruse: Dorothy May 1927 AR1, Burlion R. 1897 AR2, John C. 1857 MO3, Andrew W. 1827 TN4, Jacob ???? ?? 5.

 

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DUSTIN LLOYD ALFORD

 

THE GAZETTE

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—29 June 2002

 

Dustin L. Alford

Photo from Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by: Swan-Law Funeral Directors, Colorado Springs, CO

 

March 2, 1983 - June 26, 2002.

 

            Dustin was born in Waterloo, Iowa on March 2, 1983. Dustin grew up in Windsor, Colorado and spent the last 4 years in Colorado Springs. Dustin attended the Church of All Nations here in the Springs.

            Dustin is survived by his mother and father; Sylvia and Don Alford, his sister Sheena C. Alford, and his brother Benjamin T. Alford; his grandmother and grandfather Judy and Russell Stuber of Pequot Lakes, Minnesota; grandmothers Leora Alford of Pineville, KY and Wilma Wilson of Centerville, Iowa; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins from Iowa, Minnesota and Kentucky.

            He warmed our hearts and we will cherish all the memories.

 

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THE GAZETTE

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO —3 April 2003

 

Teen high during fatal crash, says prosecutor

 

            Speed on the pavement and in the bloodstream of a driver cost two lives, a prosecutor said Wednesday in opening remarks in a vehicular homicide trial.

            Adrian Martinez, 18, is charged in the deaths of passengers, John Pete Salaz III, 18, and Dustin Alford, 19. All are from Colorado Springs.

            Martinez also is charged with vehicular assault, racing, reckless driving, driving under the influence involving a death, possession of a concealed weapon and driving without a license or insurance.

            Salaz died in the back seat of Martinez’s 1989 Ford Probe about 5 a.m. June 14. He died of head injuries caused when Martinez crashed after racing a Ford Explorer driven by Levi Edward Hearn, prosecutor Jeanne Wilson said. Alford died 12 days later. Hearn, 19, and three passengers in the 1993 Explorer were not seriously injured.

            The cars reached speeds of 60 mph in a 30 mph zone as they headed west on West Colorado Avenue near 33rd Street, Wilson said. The Probe slid into the Explorer and smashed sideways into a telephone pole, Wilson said. Martinez was high on methamphetamine, or speed, as he drove, she said.

            Public defender Cynthia Jones said the cars weren’t racing. Hearn and Martinez, who knew each other, met by chance at a gas station and left in the same direction, she said.

            The Explorer lost traction on a curve, hit a curb and bounced into the Probe, Jones said.

 

In another article:

 

THE GAZETTE

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO —14 May 2003

 

Springs man sentenced to 10 years in deaths

 

            A man convicted of causing a wreck that killed two passengers in his car has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

            Adrian Martinez, 18, was convicted last month of two counts of reckless vehicular homicide in the June 14 deaths of John Pete Salaz III, 18, and Dustin L. Alford, 19, both of Colorado Springs.

            Fourth Judicial District Judge Tom Kennedy sentenced Martinez on Friday. He faced two to 30 years in prison.

            The 10-year prison sentence will be added to eight years Martinez will serve for probation revocations on burglary and criminal mischief convictions that occurred before the June 14 car crash.

 

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

 

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ELEANOR FLORENCE ALFORD GOVER

 

COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE-TELEGRAPH

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—Tuesday, 9 April 1985

 

            Eleanor Florence Gover, 90, of Colorado Springs died Monday [April 8] in Sunnyrest Sanatorium.

            No funeral services are scheduled. There will be cremation.

            Mrs. Gover was born July 16, 1894, in Loveland and lived in California before moving to Colorado Springs seven years ago. Her parents were the late William and Alive [sic—Alice] Alford.

            She was married in 1912 in Loveland to Roy D. Gover, who preceded her in death.

            She was a Presbyterian.

            Survivors are a son, LeRoy of Palo Alto, Calif.; two daughters, Juanita McNulty of Colorado Springs and Betty Adams of McKinleyville, Calif.; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ April 1985) dates of Eleanor Gover (SS# issued in CA), last residence Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO.

            See the obituaries of her brother Charles Albert Alford; and her grandmother Mary Ann Frye Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Eleanor Florence 1894 CO1, William Arnold 1843 IL2, William Beebe 1815 NY3, Arnold 1780 CT4, Eliphalet 1752 CT5, Job 1708 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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ELEANOR STEELE ALFRED

 

MEEKER HERALD

Meeker, Rio Blanco Co., CO—Thursday, 5 June 1947

 

            Mrs. Eleanor Steele Alfred passed away Monday, May 26, at the hospital at Vernal, Utah. The deceased had been a patient sufferer for some time.

            She was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Steele, Rangely, and was born on January 27, 1924, at Cowley, Wyoming. She came here with her parents in June, 1925, and Rangely has been her home almost ever since, receiving her education in the local schools.

            Miss Steele and Louis Alfred were united in marriage on February 3, 1945. To this union one child, a daughter Jane Carrie, age 17 months, was born.

            Surviving the deceased are Mr. Alfred and daughter, Jane Carrie, her father and mother Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Steele, her sisters, Mrs. Noel Clements, Mary, Jennie, June, and Virginia Steele, and two brothers, Clark and Jimmie Steele, all of Rangely, her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Steele, Vernal, Utah, and several aunts and uncles and cousins, most of whom live in Rangely.

            Graveside services were held Thursday at 2 p. m. and interment was made in the Rangely cemetery with Speaker Louis Roberts officiating, a brother of Mrs. C.M. Steele.... Mrs. Lawrence Cooper, Armenia Cooper and Clara Preece, Robert Steele, uncle of the deceased, dedicated the grave. The pall bearers were Louis Roberts, Fred A. Nichols, S. W. McLaughlin, Don Steele, Robert Steele, and Otis Weeks.

 

Photo from Rangely Cemetery, Rangely, Rio Blanco Co., CO—www.findagrave.com

Photo taken by Anonymous

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Louis Frederick Alfred, in this compilation.

 

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ERMA CARTER ALFORD

 

[Although she died in MT, we are also including her obituary here because of her close ties to CO.]

 

COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE-TELEGRAPH

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—Friday, 7 July 1989

 

            Erma C. Alford, 84, of Colorado Springs died Tuesday [July 4] in Laurel, Mont. She was a music teacher in Flagler and Simla for 23 years and previously had taught at the Blackfoot Indian Reservation in Wyoming.

            Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Shrine of Rest Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Sidney English officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born May 23, 1905, in Dixon, Mo., to Dr. William C. and Annie (Carpenter) Carter. She had lived in Colorado Springs 30 years. Mrs. Alford received her master’s degree from Northwestern University of Kansas.

            She is survived by two sons, Ronald Eugene of Mountain View, Calif., and Harlan Errett of Colorado Springs; and seven grandchildren.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by a daughter, Ermagene Thompson.

 

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

            See the obituary of her former husband, Eugene E. Alford, in this compilation. In his obituary, she is Millie Erma Carter Alford.

            Montana Death Index, 1860–2007, lists Erma Alford, age 84, died 4 July 1989 in Yellowstone Co., MT (also her residence county), divorced.

 

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ETHEL ALFORD WILCOX

Mother of Helen Wilcox Steele, AAFA #0904

Grandmother of Karl Patrick Steele, AAFA #0905

 

From AAFA files

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

Denver, CO—Monday, 13 January 1997

 

            Ethel Alford Wilcox, 91, of Lakewood died Nov. 22. Services were Dec. 23. Mrs. Wilcox was born in Many, La., on Dec. 23, 1904. She married John Wilcox, 1931 and divorced him, 1936. She was a retired office manager. She was a member of the Womens Auxiliary to American Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers. Survivors include daughter Helen Steele of Lakewood; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

 

In another article:

 

DENVER POST

Denver, CO—Thursday, 2 January 1997

 

            Ethel Alford Wilcox Retired office manager, 91 Ethel Alford Wilcox of Lakewood, a retired office manager, died Nov. 22, in Glen Ayr Health Center in Lakewood. She was 91.

            Private services were Dec. 23. There was cremation.

            She was born Dec. 23, 1904. She was educated at Angelina County Texas School and Massey Business College in Lufkin, Texas.

            She was an office manager, and also owned a real estate company and a personnel placement company.

            She was a member of the Methodist church, Woodmen of the World Lodge in Houston, the Republican Party, and Women’s Auxiliary to the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers Inc.

            She is survived by a daughter, Helen Wilcox Steele, Lakewood; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

            Contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ethel A. Wilcox (SS# issued in TX), last residence Denver, Jefferson Co., CO.

            Ethel’s full name was Gertha Ethel Alford, but she always used Ethel.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Joseph W. Alford.

            Her lineage: Gertha Ethel 1904 LA1, Julius Isadore 1866 LA2, Joseph W. 1816 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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EUGENE E. ALFORD

 

COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE-TELEGRAPH

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—Sunday, 6 November 1988

 

            Eugene E. Alford, 75, of Simla died Thursday [November 3]. He had been a rancher and welder in Simla for most of his life.

            Visitation will be today from noon to 8 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Warren Hile officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born in Leanna, Kan., on Oct. 25, 1913, to Isaac and Georgia (Blair) Alford. He lived near Simla for most of his life.

            He was a member of the First Christian Church, Moose Lodge 224 of Colorado Springs, the Holtwood Gun Club, the Simla Volunteer Fire Department and was active in square dancing clubs.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his former wife, Millie Erma (Carter) Alford, whom he married on July 10, 1938, in Moundville, Mo.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by a daughter, Ermagene Alford.

            Mr. Alford is survived by two sons, Harlan of Colorado Springs, and Ronald E. of Mountain View, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Catherine Dymkoski

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Eugene E. Alford (SS# issued in CO), last residence Simla, Elbert Co., CO.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Isaac Errett Alford and Georgia Blair Alford; and his former wife, Erma Carter Alford, in this compilation.

 

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EUGENE STANLEY HALLFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

Denver, CO—17 November 2000

 

AURORA, CO—Eugene Stanley Hallford, 60, of Aurora died on November 12. Services were held on Monday, November 20, at Latter Day Saints Sable Ward, 111000 E. Alameda Ave.

            Mr. Hallford was born in Nevada, Missouri, on December 20, 1939. He served in the Army. He was a security guard

            Survivors include his mother, Georgia Spino of Missouri; daughters, Stephanie Brown of Aurora and Stacie Clark of Kansas; sister Cathy Martindale of Missouri; and nine grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Eugene S. Hallford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Aurora, Adams Co., CO.

 

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EVELYN W. “BOBBYE” WIGGINS ALFORD

 

COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE-TELEGRAPH

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—Friday, 16 October 1987

 

            Evelyn “Bobbye” W. Alford, 74, of Colorado Springs died at home Wednesday [October 14]. She was a secretary in civil service and had worked for the Navy in Charleston, W. Va., and Washington, D.C., and for the Army at Fort Carson.

            Memorial services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday at Evergreen Funeral Home, Fountain and Union boulevards, with the Rev. Jim Johnson officiating. There will be cremation.

            Mrs. Alford was born Jan. 28, 1913, in Charleston to Paul N. and Ella Louise (Hight) Wiggins.

            She is survived by two sons, Clyde “Dan” of Colorado Springs and Frank T. of New Mexico; and two sisters, Hilda Mitchell and Molly Coleman, both of Lansing, Mich.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Evelyn W. Alford (SS# issued in WV), last residence Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO.

 

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FLORENCE J. ALVORD MILLER ROBERTSON

 

COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE-TELEGRAPH

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—29 October 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Florence Robertson, 84, a former resident of Colorado Springs, died Oct. 17, 1993, in Grand Junction. Services will be held Saturday in Eagle.

            Mrs. Robertson was born April 17, 1909, in Boston, Ark., to Frank Alvord and Virginia (Burk) Alvord. She was married to Ordie Robertson, who is deceased.

            She is survived by two daughters, Virginia Dorr of Colorado Springs and Joyce Colbeth of Grand Junction; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

            Mrs. Robertson had lived in Colorado Springs from 1927 to 1932.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Florence J. Robertson (SS# issued in CO), last residence Grand Junction, Mesa Co., CO.

            See the obituary of her mother, Virginia A. Burk Beam Alvord, in this compilation.

            In 1930 Florence Miller, 20 married, age 16 at first marriage; and 2 daughters,both b. CO: Joyce M. 2-8/12, and Virginia A. 8/12 and living in Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO, with Florence’s mother: Virginia A. Alvord, age 51 b. AR, divorced.

 

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FRANK ARTHUR ALFORD

 

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Boulder, Boulder Co., CO—Thursday, 29 August 2002

 

Aug. 1, 1945 - Aug. 19, 2002

 

            Frank Alford of Boulder died Monday, Aug. 19, 2002, at his home. He was 57. Cause of death is pending coroner’s investigation.

            The son of Arthur Alford and Eunice Alford, he was born Aug. 1, 1945, in Compton, Calif.

            He lived in Boulder for the last 18 years.

            He earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Colorado. He did volunteer work at the CU physics lab.

            Survivors include a cousin, Francis Ohlman of Compton.

            He was preceded in death by his parents.

            A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Chinook Clubhouse, 1441 Broadway, Boulder. Interment will be at Green Lawn Cemetery in Berthoud.

            Contributions may be made in his name to the Frank Alford Fund, in care of the Boulder County Mental Health Center, 1333 Iris Ave., Boulder, CO 80304.

            Howe Mortuary of Boulder is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Greenlawn Cemetery, Berthoud, Larimer Co., CO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, B.J. Nelson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Frank A. Alford (SS# issued in CO) but list his death date as 21 Aug 2002, last residence Boulder, Boulder Co., CO.

            California Birth Index, 1905–1995 (Ancestry.com) lists Frank Arthur Alford born 1 Aug 1945 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Freyler.

 

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FORREST DEAN HALFORD, SR.

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

Denver, CO—Wednesday, 24 March 2004

 

            Halford, Forrest Dean Sr.—Born August 19, 1924; died March 19, 2004 in Denver. A WWII veteran and recording artist with several songs that received high critical review in the 60’s.

            Preceded in death by wife Beverly. Survived by sons Forrest Jr. and John, and daughters Janice, Sharon, Roxanne.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Forrest D. Halford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Arvada, Jefferson Co., CO.

            See the obituary of his wife, Beverly J. Romano Halford, in this compilation.

            U.S.Veterans Gravesites (Ancestry.com) lists Forrest D. Halford, “S Sgt US Army World War II” buried at Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver, CO. He enlisted on 19 Aug 1943 [his 19th birthday].

            California Divorce Index, 1966–1984 (Ancestry.com) lists the divorce of Forrest D. Halford and Beverly J. Halford in San Bernardino Co. on 27 Nov 1979.

 

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GEORGIA BLAIR ALFORD

 

Georgia Blair Alford and her son Eugene E. Alford, 1914

Photo from Catherine Dymkoski, Rathdrum, ID—used with permission

 

COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE-TELEGRAPH

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—Friday, 10 July 1981

 

            Services for Georgia Alford of Simla will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Chapel of Memories Chapel.... Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford, a housewife, died Thursday in a Colorado Springs hospital.

            She was born June 24, 1887, in Allen County, Kan., and had been a resident of Colorado Springs since 1906.

            Mrs. Alford was married Sept. 14, 1906, in Colorado Springs. She was preceded in death by her husband, I.E. Alford, in 1971.

            She was graduated from the Kansas City Institute in 1905.

            Mrs. Alford belonged to the Alta Vista Extension Club, the Maizeland Garden Club, the National Federation Garden Club and several 4-H clubs.

            She was a member of the First Christian Church.

            Survivors include a son, Eugene Alford of Simla, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

            Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Isaac Errett Alford; and her son Eugene E. Alford in this compilation.

            See also the large 1914 Blair family photo under Corinne Ruth Alford Miller, which includes Georgia and her son Eugene.

            A Bible record, sent by Georgia’s great-niece Catherine Dymkoski, lists her as “Georgia Blair, Born June 24, 1888” born in Leanna [Allen Co.], KS.

            See Isaac and Georgia’s Marriage Record Report and a newspaper announcement of their marriage, which took place in Colorado Springs, CO, on 19 September 1908.

 

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GLORIA INEZ HALLFORD RYAN

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

Denver, CO—Tuesday, 10 November 1998

 

            Gloria Inez Hallford Ryan, 66, of Littleton died Nov. 6. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Littleton.

            Mrs. Ryan was born in Newton, Ala., Oct. 2, 1932. She married Richard Ryan, 1956. She worked in the medical field. She was a member of the Daughters of American Colonists.

            Survivors include her husband of Littleton; daughter Celia of Littleton; son Michael of Golden; three grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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GORDON BOND ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

Denver, CO—Sunday, 21 January 1996

 

            Gordon Bond Alford, 88, of Aurora died Jan. 17. Services were held, with burial at Fairmount Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born in Norman, Okla., on Sept. 19, 1907. He married Maud Sparks, 1928. He was preceded in death by his wife.

            Survivors include son Jim of Aurora; daughter Judy Goode of Pennsylvania; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gordon B. Alford (SS# issued in CO), last residence Aurora, Arapahoe Co., CO.

 

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HAROLD G. ALFORD

 

Photo from Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary

 

DENVER POST

Denver, CO—Saturday, 29 December 2010

 

            Harold G. Alford—He was born Aug. 19, 1928 and he passed away Dec. 26, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ruth; children, Joel (Sheryl), Dan (Janet) and Mark (Diana); four grandchildren, James, Sarah, Anna and Jackie; siblings, Donald and Evelyn.

            A memorial service will be held on Thurs., Dec. 30, at 2:00 pm at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6601 S. Colorado Blvd., Littleton. To share a memory of Harold, visit www.olingerchapelhill.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Harold G. Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence Aurora, Arapahoe Co., CO.

 

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HAZEL VIRGINIA MCCART ALVORD

 

Photo from Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver Co., CO

Posted by niece Elaine Wischnowsky – used with permission

 

DAILY TIMES-CALL

Longmont, CO—13 June 2007

 

July 30, 1915 - June 10, 2007

 

            Hazel Virginia (McCart) Alvord of Boulder, Colorado, died June 10, 2007. She was 91.

            Mrs. Hazel Alvord was born July 30, 1915, in Boone County, Nebraska, to William and Grace (Thome) McCart. The family moved to Longmont, Colorado, in 1924.

            As a youth, Hazel joined the Longmont Central Presbyterian Church.

Hazel graduated from Longmont High School, and worked at the Longmont J.C. Penney store where she met her future husband Herman Frank (Al) Alvord. They were married August 8, 1943, in the family home.

            They moved to Pueblo, Colorado, after WWII, where Al worked at Colorado Fuel and Iron as superintendent of industrial relations, then to, Buffalo, New York, and Denver. In 1961, they moved to Boulder, where they lived for the last 46 years.

            Hazel volunteered her time at a Pueblo hospital and Boulder Community Hospital. She and Al were long-standing members of First Presbyterian Church of Boulder. Hazel was a president and member of the Presbyterian Women”s organization.

            Hazel’s passion was entertaining family and friends in their home. Many close friendships were created and maintained over the years in Pueblo, Buffalo, and Boulder. Hazel and Al greatly valued these friendships, greeting all with grace and hospitality. Hazel enjoyed gourmet cooking and flower gardening.

            Hazel and Al attended the opera regularly, enjoyed classical music, and traveled extensively. A marriage of 60 years affirmed their devotion to each other.

            She was preceded in death by her husband and one sister, Arnola Archer. Two sisters, Irma Bledsoe and DeLola Kelly, both of Longmont, three nieces, two nephews, and several grandnieces and grandnephews survive Hazel.

            A memorial service will be at First Presbyterian Church of Boulder, Colorado, 10:00 a.m., Friday June 15, 2007. A private inurnment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colorado.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: University of Colorado Foundation / Hazel Alvord memorial, 422 U.C.B., Boulder, Colorado, 80309-0422.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Hazel V. Alvord (SS# issued in CO), last residence Boulder, Boulder Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Herman Frank Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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HELEN ALFORD MENK

 

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Boulder, Boulder Co., CO—10 November 2010

 

            Helen Alford Menk died peacefully at her home in Boulder on November 5, 2010. She was 89.

            The daughter of C.H. “Sparks” and Mabel Lewis Alford, Helen was born on May 5, 1921 in Fort Collins, Colorado. Helen graduated from Fort Collins High School and went on to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder. Helen graduated from the University of Colorado’s prestigious School of Business in 1943, and proudly, was one of only six women to attend the Business School at that time. Helen was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority in college and remained an active member throughout her life.

            Helen married Donald F. Menk on April 2, 1946, and together they started the Boulder Travel Agency in 1947. Helen was very proud of the fact that Boulder Travel remains the longest standing travel agency in the state. She retired from Boulder Travel in 1983.

            Her husband, Donald F. Menk, preceded Helen in death. Her two sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce A. Menk and Phipps of Denver and Brian D. Menk and Debra of Boulder, four granddaughters, Meredith Jones of Denver, Courtney Menk of Denver, Shannon Menk of Boulder, and Stephanie Menk of Boulder survive her. She also has two great grandchildren.

            Helen was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was also a generous financial contributor to many charitable organizations including the University of Colorado at Boulder, the Boulder Community Hospital, and the Children’s Hospital of Denver. Helen was an avid Bridge player and also enjoyed knitting, taking care of her cats, and traveling.

            Helen was a member of St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church. Contributions in Helen’s honor can be made to St. Aidan’s or to the Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers Foundation.

            A private memorial service for family is planned.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates Helen A. Menk (SS# issued in CO), last residence Boulder, Boulder Co., CO.

 

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HELEN JUNE JOY ALFRED MILES

 

THE HERALD

Meeker, Rio Blanco Co., CO—6 May 1971

 

            Last rites for Helen June Miles, 58, of Rangely, mother of Mrs. Bob Pearce of Meeker, were held Wednesday, May 5, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Rangely.... Mrs. Miles passed away at 4:58 am Monday at the Rangely District Hospital following an illness of five years.

            Helen June Miles was born in Meeker June 23, 1912, and attended the Meeker schools. Following her formal education she moved to California where she made her home until 1943 At that time she returned to Colorado and made her home in Craig. In 1944 she moved back to California and resided there for another five years. Her husband, Ralph H. Alfred, whom she married in Glenwood Springs in 1929, passed away in 1949. In 1950 she moved to Rangely and made her home there until her death.

            She is survived by her husband, V.G. Miles, of Rangely whom she married in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1950, and five daughters: Mrs. Shirley Eckre of Oxnard, California, Mrs. Elaine Pearce of Meeker, Mrs. Sandra Hefley of Grand Junction, Joan Miles, and Deborah Miles of Rangely; her mother Mrs. Ada M. Joy of Meeker; 13 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; 2 brothers John and Howard Joy of Mesa, Arizona; 2 sisters Mrs. Violette Bartlett of Craig and Mrs. Delphane Brewer of Rangely. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews....

            Serving as pallbearers were Glenn Bowman, Herb Lowe, Bob Lewis, Rod Danielson, Bernie Stephenson, and L.V. Flaniken.

            Interment was in Highland Cemetery in Meeker....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituary of her first husband, Ralph Harold Alfred, in California Obituaries.

 

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HENRY NEWTON ALFORD

 

Photo from George G. Miller’s family tree, Ancestry.com—used with permission

 

THE GAZETTE

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—Wednesday, 2 February 1927

 

            The funeral of Henry N. Alford will be held at the Blunt Parlors Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. A.W. Luce officiating. Mr. Alford was a member of the West Side male chorus. A Quartet from this chorus will sing. Burial in Fairview cemetery. (Blunt.)

 

Photo from Fairview Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bob Rohwedder

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his daughter Corinne Ruth Alford Miller; and his brother Isaac Errett Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Pauline R. Alford Reinhardt in Kansas Obituaries.

            Henry Newton Alford’s WWI Draft Registration, Bent Co., CO, says he was born 5 Aug 1882 and names his wife Cora Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Henry Newton 1882 KS2, Anthony Wayne 1851 IN3, Wayne 1821 IN4, James 1791 VA5, John 1768 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696?? 8.

 

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HERBERT LEE ALFORD

 

DENVER POST

Denver, CO—Sunday, 25 April 2010

 

            Mr. Herbert Lee Alford, 80, Former Vice President of the American Woodman Life Insurance Company, Denver. 1 Son, 2 brothers, 4 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other, relative & friends.

            Services Tuesday 11:00 AM, New Hope Baptist Church, 3701 Colorado Blvd., to Ft. Logan National Cemetery. Visitation Monday 4-7 PM, Taylor Mortuary.

            Please Note: Mr. Alford will lie in state Tuesday 10-11:00 AM at the church. Family at 4391 Nepal St., Green Valley Ranch.

 

Photo from Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Emery Reynolds

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Herbert L. Alford (SS# issued in CO) was born 2 Dec 1929 and died 19 Apr 2010, last residence Denver, Denver Co., CO.

 

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HERMAN FRANK “AL” ALVORD

 

Photo from Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver Co., CO

Posted by niece Elaine Wischnowsky – used with permission

 

DAILY CAMERA

Boulder, Boulder Co., CO—9 October 2003

 

            Herman Frank Alvord, 87, of Boulder, died of natural causes in Boulder on Monday, October 6, 2003. A memorial service was held on Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Boulder.

            Born in Coin, Iowa, on July 27, 1916, he was the son of Bert C. and Minnie Mae Stamper Alvord. He graduated from Pueblo Centennial High School in 1935. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1939 from the University of Colorado. He did his graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. On August 6, 1943, in Longmont, he married Hazel Virginia McCart. He moved to Boulder in 1962 from Buffalo, New York. He worked as superintendent of industrial relations at Colorado Fuel and Iron in Pueblo and Buffalo from 1941 to 1971. He retired as director of industrial engineering for CF&I Corp. in Denver in 1971.

            He enlisted in the army as a radar officer with 551 Signal Air Warning Battalion in the Philippines. He was the commander of a radar site in Florida. His active duty ended in 1946 and he received an honorable discharge from the Army Reserves in 1950.

            From 1972 to 1982, he served as personnel director for all four Colorado campuses and served on the CU alumni Board and Director’s Club. He also served on the Boulder County Board for RSVP for 20 years and was staff director for the advisory committee. He served on the engineering council for three years and, in September 1988, was awarded the President’s Citation for extraordinary efforts in advancement of CU.

            Survivors include his wife of Boulder.

            A sister, Faerie Glynn, preceded him in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Herman F. Alvord (SS# issued by the Railroad Board), last residence Boulder, Boulder Co., CO.

            See the obituary of his wife, Hazel Virginia McCart Alvord, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Herman Frank 1916 IA1, Bert Clyde 1885 IA2, Seth L. 1848 OH3, Elbridge Deming 1820 IA4, Elijah 1770 CT5, Obed 1744 CT6, Asahel 1720 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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IRENE M. STEVENS ALFORD

 

COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE-TELEGRAPH

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—Tuesday, 29 June 1976

 

            Graveside rites for Mrs. Irene M. Alford, 1826 Sheldon Ave., will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Fairview Cemetery….

            A 60-year resident of Colorado Springs, Mrs. Alford died Friday in a local hospital. She was born July 2, 1898, in Montana, and was married in 1943 in Raton, N.M.

            She was a member of Pikes Peak United Methodist Church.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, William Roy Alford; a son, Lloyd Stevens of Florida; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Hazel Field of Colorado Springs and Mrs. Betty Jo Cook, Seattle, Wash.; two grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren.

            Swan Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

 

Photo from Fairview Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mariah Hudson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ June 1976) dates of Irene Alford (SS# issued in CO), last residence Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO.

            See the obituary of her husband, William Roy Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ISAAC ERRETT ALFORD

 

COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE-TELEGRAPH

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—Tuesday, 29 August 1972

 

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Chapel of Memories Mortuary for Isaac E. Alford of 815 N. Logan St. who died Saturday in a local hospital.

            The Rev. Warren Hile will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

            Active pallbearers will be Virgil Reeves, Marshall Reeves, Lester Reeves, Alvin Asper, Hal Warren and Don Blackwood.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Lawrence Higbee, Jim Baird, Winfield Rogers, Clarence Jackson, Andy Burkett, Ergar Polders, Earl Bates, Ernie Carlson, Mastin Fortman and Clarence Pfleeger.

            Mr. Alford was born Feb. 2, 1884 in Leanna [Allen Co.], Kan. He came to Colorado in 1907 and homesteaded at Simla, retiring and moving to Colorado Springs in 1947.

            He was married in 1908 in Colorado Springs. Mr. Alford was affiliated with the First Christian Church.

            Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Georgia Alford; a son, Eugene E. Alford of Colorado Springs; two sisters, Pauline DeWeese of Chanute, Kan., and Buelah Roberts of San Bardino [San Bernardino], Calif.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

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THE GAZETTE

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—Tuesday, 7 December 1937

 

 

I.E. ALFORD NAMED MASTER FARMER

 

            Six farmers—five of them Nebraskans and one for Colorado—were honored today as the master farmers of 1937. They are I.E. Alford of El Paso county, Colorado….

            Basis upon which these top-rank farmers were selected is a scorecard listing five principal qualifications: (1) operation and maintenance of the farm; (2) business methods and ability; (3) general farm appearance and upkeep; (4) home and family life, and (6) citizenship….

            Mr. Alford dry-farms 700 acres in El Paso county, near Colorado Springs. He staked out his homestead there in 1903. He had attended college and then had worked in a Colorado gold mill. To help tide him thru the early homesteading years he taught the neighboring country school for eight winters. With this revenue he built himself a comfortable home and good farm buildings.

            Mr. Alford’s farming methods have advanced with the years. He has followed a systematic method of farming, always planning a year ahead. Each field has a new crop on it every third year. All straw stalks and manure are returned to the soil. For the last 10 years he has practiced blank listing at right angles to the prevailing winds, catching all snow and preserving a maximum of moisture. He has found contour farming a most profitable practice. Mr. Alford also has had success with furrow drills, after first experimenting with a homemade one. On the side he breeds coyote hunting dogs, selling them at prices ranging from $25 to $100.

            “Our chief crops,” Mr. Alford says, “are wheat, oats, beans, and corn.” He owns 480 acres. He cultivates 315 acres of this, and rents an additional 120 acres. He works beans into his crop rotation schedule and reaps good harvest. This year he had 200 acres. His pinto bean fields have been acclaimed the best in the state of Colorado. His wheat acreage is about 100 each year, with about 35 acres on corn.

            Mr. Alford raises high-grade Hampshire sheep on his place. In the past he also has kept large flocks of poultry.

            The Alfords have two children, both boys. Together the boys own 30 head of purebred Hampshire ewes. The eldest son is out of high school and will start farming for himself on a rented place next spring. Mr. Alford takes his family on frequent trips, and of them says this: “I always like to see what people in other localities are doing; and after finding out, I try to improve on their practices myself.”

 

Photo from Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, MSB

From the photographer: “According to Evergreen Cemetery records, this is where Isaac Errett Alford and Georgia Alford are buried. Unfortunately, there are no markers. Richard Wayne Alford is buried nearby in Block 230-Grave 369.”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Aug 1972) dates of Isaac Alford (SS# issued in CO), last residence Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Georgia Blair Alford; son Eugene E. Alford; brother Henry Newton Alford; and niece Corinne Ruth Alford Miller in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Pauline R. Alford Reinhardt in Kansas Obituaries.

            See Isaac and Georgia’s Marriage Record Report and a newspaper announcement of their marriage, which took place in Colorado Springs, CO, on 19 September 1908.

            From Catherine Dymkoski: “His signature on his WWI Draft Registration Card is ‘Isaac Errett Alford.’ Also, his grave site location for Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, Colorado, is recorded for ‘Issac Errett Alford’”.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Isaac Errett 1884 KS2, Anthony Wayne 1851 IN3, Wayne 1821 IN4, James 1791 VA5, John 1768 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696?? 8.

 

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JAMES GILBERT ALFORD

 

DENVER POST

Denver, CO—31 October 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            James C. [sic] Alford of Lakewood, a machinist, died Oct. 21 in Lakewood. He was 87.

            Services were Oct. 24 at Highland Mortuary. Interment was in Highland Cemetery.

            He was born Oct. 24, 1909, in Montrose [Montrose Co.]. He married Elsie Paul in Long Beach, Calif.

            He was a member of the Masons.

            He is survived by his wife; a son, Donald, Westminster; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Olinger Highland Mortuary and Cemetery, Thornton, Adams Co., CO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michael

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of James G. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Westminster, Adams Co., CO.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: James Gilbert 1909 CO1, George Washington 1880 IN2, James Madison 1841 IN3, George Washington 1817 IN4, James 1791 VA5, John 1768 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ?? 8.

 

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JOANNA “RENE” ALFORD BRIGHT

 

[She died in CO, but we are also including her obituary in Texas Obituaries because of her close ties there.]

 

Photo from Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services

 

BAYTOWN SUN

Baytown, Harris Co., TX—Thursday, 11 February 2010

 

            Joanna “Rene” Alford Bright, 60, passed away peacefully, Sunday, February 7, 2010, at home in Walsenburg, CO.

            Born in Goose Creek, she was a resident of Baytown for most of her life. Joanna, along with her husband and children, were founding members of Baker Road Baptist Church and members of Memorial Baptist Church for many years. She loved to travel and experience new places. From Alaska to England and beyond, she was always ready for the next page in her own book of adventures. Joanna was a caring and compassionate person who found her calling teaching special needs children at Cedar Bayou Junior High for about 15 years. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 25 years ago, Joanna faced her illness bravely. She never complained, but instead chose to handle life’s difficulties with strength, dignity, and grace. She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched.

            Joanna was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Thomas Lee Bright; mother, Joy Kidd Alford; and father, Homer Alford. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Janet Bright of Seabrook; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy Bright Palmer and John Palmer of Austin; grandsons, Harrison, Truman, and Bennett Bright of Seabrook and Shane Palmer of Austin; brother and sisters-in-law, Ron and Bobbie Alford of Sugar Land and Mary Ann Johnson of La Porte; mother-in-law, Ernestine Bright of Baytown; niece, Beth Rivera of Baytown; nephews, Eric Johnson of La Porte and Geoffrey McConnell of Houston; longtime partner, Randall Lee Youngblood; and her dog, Jake.

            Her family will receive friends from 5 - 7 p.m. Friday at Navarre Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a. m. Saturday, February 13, 2010 at Navarre Funeral Chapel with Rev. Brad Hoffmann officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

            Serving as pallbearers will be Ron Alford, Geoffrey McConnell, Lee Atkinson, Harrison Bright, Eric Johnson and Albert Wetz.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at http://www.nationalmssociety.org or 1-800-344-4867 or PO Box 4527, New York, NY 10163 or The American Diabetes Association, 2400 Augusta Dr., Suite 175, Houston, TX 77057-4989, www.diabetes.org.

            We are glad for our time with Joanna, thank her for her many gifts and happy to see her once again with her husband and family.

            Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX, 77521 (281) 422-8111.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joanna I. Bright (SS# issued in TX) was born 23 Aug 1949, last residence Pueblo, Pueblo Co., CO.

            We included the obituary of her mother, Joy Belle Kidd Alford, in Texas Obituaries.

            Her lineage: Joanna “Rene” 1949 TX1, Homer Wilson 1920 TX2, Levi Martin 1890 LA3, Jacob 1865 LA4, William Henry Harrison 1823 MS5, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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JOE BENGE ALFORD

AAFA #0136

Father of Frances Anne Alford Spicer Rolater, AAFA #0172, and Joe Dudley Alford, AAFA #0179

 

Joe Benge Alford at AAFA’s 2nd Annual Meeting in Houston, TX

Photo from AAFA files

 

TIMES-RECORD NEWS

Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., TX—Saturday, 7 June 2003

 

SEYMOUR [Baylor Co., TX]—Joe B. Alford, 84, of Colorado Springs [El Paso Co.], Colorado died on Tuesday, June 3, 2003, in Colorado Springs. Graveside services were held on Monday in Old Seymour Cemetery [Seymour, Baylor Co., TX]. Archer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Alford was an executive director of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers.

            Survivors include his wife, George Marie; daughter, Frances Rolater of Colorado Springs; a son, Joe Dudley; and two grandsons.

 

In another article:

 

THE GAZETTE

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—7 June 2003

 

            Joe Benge Alford—Born June 23, 1918. Died June 3, 2003. Executive director [of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers], 21-year Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, George Marie; a son, Joe Dudley; and a daughter, Frances Rolater. Evergreen Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Old Seymour Cemetery, Seymour, Baylor Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Searchers of our Past “© Photo courtesy of Find-a-grave member # 47220553”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joe B. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 23 June 1918, last residence Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO.

            We included the obituary of his sister Zoe Anne Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            Joe’s father, Van Dorn Alford, married Myra Anne Benge on 19 July 1908.

            Joe was AAFA’s Colorado State Representative in the early days of the Association. He and wife George attended the 1989 Annual Meeting in Houston.

            We published “Joe B. Alford Collection of Military Insignia“ in AAFA ACTION, June 1991, p. 30.

            His lineage: Joe Benge 1918 TX1, Van Dorn 1885 TX2, John Rankin 1834 TN3, Alsey 1802 NC4, Ira Bailey 1781 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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LAVERN LEROY ALVORD

 

THE GAZETTE

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—5 October 1998

 

            Lavern Leroy Alvord, 62, died Oct. 3, 1998, in Colorado Springs. He was an auto salesman.

            Mr. Alvord was born May 7, 1936, in Chappell, Neb.

            He is survived by a son, Greg Lee; and two sisters, Delores DeWitt and Shirley Allison.

            Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at First Church of the Nazarene, 4120 E. Fountain Blvd. Alternative Funeral and Cremation Services, 3407 N. El Paso St., 520-1817, is handling arrangements.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the giver’s choice.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates Lavern L. Alvord (SS# issued in NE), last residence Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO.

            See the obituary of his mother, Anna Alberta Garrelts Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Geralene Mae “Gerry” Alvord Herrud in Wyoming Obituaries.

            His parents were Ellis Leroy Alvord and Anna Alberta Garrelts.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Lavern Leroy 1936 NE1, Ellis Leroy 1904 NE2, Bertram Clarence 1875 IL3, Leroy Parkman 1849 IL4, Joel William 1827 NY5, Joel 1779 CT6, Bela 1741 CT7, Aaron 1713 MA8, Thomas 1683 MA9, Thomas 1653 CT10, Alexander 1627 England11, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England12.

 

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LOUIS FREDERICK ALFRED

 

THE HERALD

Meeker, Rio Blanco Co., CO—Thursday, 20 December 1962

 

            The community was saddened last weekend when it became know that Louis F. Alfred had passed away Saturday morning at Pioneers hospital. Louis had been in the hospital for two weeks but had not been in good health for more than a year. Last year he was in Colorado General Hospital in Denver for a lung operation and he never fully recovered from that serious illness.

            Louis Frederick Alfred was born in Meeker April 10, 1926, the son of Ruth and Ed Alfred. He grew up in this community making his home during most of those years with Mrs. Ida Baldauf who was both mother and grandmother to him. Louis worked for a number of years for Glen Wittstruck at the Rio Theatre operating the machines; he also worked for several years as a substitute clerk at the postoffice. The past year when he was able to work he was doing oil field work.

            He was united in marriage to Miss Eleanor Steele of Rangely and to this union was born one daughter, Miss Jane Carrie Alfred. Mrs. Alfred passed away when the baby was born and a few years later he was married to Betty Elder and to this union were born two children Kathy Sue and Thomas Louis.

            The deceased always had a courteous and pleasant disposition and had many friends in the community. He leaves to mourn his passing his beloved grandmother, Mrs. Ida Baldauf and three children.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from St. James church.... The pallbearers were Gerald Dickman, DeWayne Merriam, Freeman Hart, Wilber Richardson, Dale Frisby and Alva Wear. Interment was in Highland Cemetery with Briggs Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Highland Cemetery, Meeker, Rio Blanco Co., CO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Neal Fenton

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his first wife, Eleanor Steele Alfred, in this article.

 

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MARGARET ALLENE ALFRED

 

DENVER POST

Denver, CO—Thursday, 2 October 2008

 

            Alfred, Margaret Allene, Denver. Mother of Terri Alfred of Irving, Texas, and Roland (Monica) Alfred of St. Louis, Missouri; sister of Joyce Shorty of Denver, Marcia Wallace of Las Vegas, Nevada, the late Jeanne Hartzog of Portland, Oregon; former brother in-law, Earnest Hartzog, 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and a host of aunts, nephews, cousins, other relatives & friends.

            Memorial Services Saturday, 11:00 AM, Kingdom Connection Christian Center, 10680 Del Mar Parkway. Visitation Friday, 4-7:00 PM, Taylor Mortuary. Family at 9123 E. Mississippi Ave., Bldg 23-103.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret A. Alfred (SS# issued in CO) was born 12 Aug 1940, last residence not listed.

 

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MARJORIE AUGUSTA COLVIN ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

Denver, CO—Tuesday, 3 August 2004

 

            Marjorie Augusta Colvin Alford of 3635 Kearney Street, Denver, was buried today in Ft. Logan National Cemetery.

            Surviving are her husband Andrew L. Alford of Denver; her children, Chiquita (Robert) Davis of Houston [TX], Marc (Christie), and Timmy Alford, all of Aurora; and grandchildren, Darnell, Mariko, Corey, Brian, and Maliq.

 

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DENVER POST

Denver, CO—Tuesday, 3 August 2004

 

             Marjorie Augusta Colvin Alford, 3635 Kearney Street, Denver. Wife of Andrew L. Alford, Denver. Mother of Chiquita (Robert) Davis, Houston, TX, Marc (Christie) and Timmy Alford, all of Aurora. Grandchildren: Darnell, Mariko, Corey, Brian and Maliq. Also survived by other family and many, many friends.

            Visitation Monday, August 2, 2004, 6-9 p.m. at the Dove Room, 1701 Chambers Rd., Suite J., Aurora. Service Tuesday, 11 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 3701 Colorado Blvd. Interment at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Staging area “C”, 1:30p.m.

 

Photo from Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sydne McCoskey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MARY ANN FRYE ALFORD

Great-Great-Grandmother of Jerry Richard Bonnell, AAFA #1332

 

Source unknown

_____, CO—_____ August 1898

 

            Aug 21, 1898—Died at her home at Fairmont east of Golden, Mrs. Mary Ann Alford, wife of Wm. Beebe Alford, aged 89 and 4 months. The funeral services were held at the home at Fairmount Tuesday at 11:00 conducted by Rev J.R White of Arvada. The interment was in the Golden Cemetery.

            Deceased was married to Wm. Beebe Alford [born in Iowa] on June 20th, 1836 in Jefferson County, NY, and with him removed to Colorado on Aug 17, 1863 [1836?] and located at Fairmount in Jefferson County where she and her husband continuously resided since.

 

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Photo from Golden Cemetery, Golden, Jefferson Co., CO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jerry Bonnell

 

AAFA NOTES: This is a partial obituary posted on the Alford Family Genealogy Forum (message #2333) by a descendant of Mary Ann’s sister.

            See the obituaries of her grandchildren Charles Albert Alford and Eleanor Florence Alford Gover in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Beebe 1815 NY1, Arnold 1780 CT2, Eliphalet 1752 CT3, Job 1708 CT4, Jeremiah 1655 CT5, Benedict 1619 England6, Thomas 1598 England7.

 

 

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MARY LOU HALFORD DAVIS

 

POST INDEPENDENT

Glenwood Springs, Garfield Co., CO—Wednesday, 25 May 2005

 

            Mary Lou Davis passed away May 22, 2005. She was 73 years old.

            Mary Lou was born in Reyno, Ark., on Aug. 28, 1931, to Burlion (Buck) and Jessie Halford. She was the youngest of seven children. She graduated from Glenwood Springs High School in 1950. After high school, she worked at various jobs in Illinois and California. She moved back to Glenwood Springs in February of 2000 after retiring from her legal technician position with the Denver County Department of Human Services.

            Mary Lou was an avid reader and enjoyed card games.

            She is survived by a sister, Louise Richardson, of Glenwood Springs; four children, Lisa Bernard, of Littleton, Colo., Cheryl Alves de Souza, of Moreno Valley, Calif., Lyle Call of Boulder City, Nev., and Michelle David, of Glenwood Springs; and a granddaughter, Melissa Bernard, of Lakewood, Colo.

            She was preceded in death by brothers Gordon Halford, Richard Halford, Basil Halford and Edward Halford; and a sister, Dorothy Chappell.

            A memorial service in her remembrance will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 27, at the Farnum-Holt Funeral Home in Glenwood Springs.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Mary L. Davis (SS# issued in CO) but list her birth date as 29 Aug 1931, last residence Littleton, Jefferson Co., CO.

            See the obituary of her sister Dorothy May Halford Chappel in this compilation.

            Her HALFORD lineage, from RootsWeb Family Tree “Halford: Southern US,” by Michael Kruse: Mary Lou 1931 AR1, Burlion R. 1897 AR2, John C. 1857 MO3, Andrew W. 1827 TN4, Jacob ???? ?? 5.

 

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MERCEDES SADIE FRY ALFRED

 

[Although she died in CA, we are also including her obituary here because of her close ties to CO.]

 

THE HERALD

Meeker, Rio Blanco Co., CO—Thursday, 23 August 1945

 

            Mrs. William Alfred former resident of Meeker, passed away August 9th, at the home of her daughter, Miss Florence Alfred, in Long Beach, California. Memorial services were held on August 12th at Long Beach after which the remains were cremated and shipped to Meeker for burial. The ashes were buried in Highland Cemetery on August 18th by the side of Mrs. Alfred’s husband who passed away March 3, 1933. While no services were held in Meeker, the Rebekah Lodge went to the cemetery that day and placed flowers on the grave.

            Mrs. Mercedes Alfred was born in Abilene, Kansas, in 1879. The family came to Meeker about thirty years ago, Mr. Alfred taking up a homestead on Limekiln hill and also operating a pool hall in Meeker for many years. The family later moved to Eagle where they spent a few years then returned to Meeker. Mr. Alfred passed away in 1933 and Mrs. Alfred has since made her home with her daughter in California. In addition to her daughter, she is survived by three sons, Bruce, Ralph and Howard; Bruce living in California; Ralph and family in Craig, and Howard is at present in the U.S. Army stationed in New Mexico.

            Mrs. Alfred was a member of the local Rebekah Lodge while living here and a past noble grand of this lodge....

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of Mercedes’ husband, William Thornton Alfred; and her grandson Billy Paul Alfred in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Ralph Harold Alfred in California Obituaries.

 

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MILDRED E. CLARK ALFORD

 

DENVER POST

Denver, CO—Tuesday, 13 January 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Mildred E. Alford of Lakewood, a homemaker, died Jan. 6 in Denver. She was 67. There were no services. There was cremation.

            She was born Mildred E. Clark on March 1, 1930, in Glenwood Springs. On June 26, 1971, she married Raymond G. Alford in Lakewood. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 111. Her interests included gardening, stamp collecting and needlework.

            She is survived by her husband and a sister, Harriette Wynn, Grand Junction. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2255 S. Oneida St., Denver 80224.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mildred E. Alford (SS# issued in CO), last residence Lakewood, Jefferson Co., CO.

 

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RALEIGH NATHANIEL ALFORD, JR.

 

REPORTER-HERALD

Loveland, Larimer Co., CO—Tuesday, 15 February 2011

 

            Raleigh Nathaniel Alford Jr., 77, died Feb. 9, 2011, in Berthoud [Larimer Co.], Colo.

            Raleigh was born Sept. 24, 1933, in Montrose to Henry and Opal (Marshall) Burrows. Raleigh graduated from Montrose High School in 1951. He then graduated from Colorado State University where he earned his degree. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army.

            Raleigh was a banker in Berthoud for 35 years. Raleigh married Jeannie Anderson and had two children. Jeannie preceded Raleigh in death. Raleigh later married Beverly Yarberry, Feb. 14, 1992.

            He was also very active in the Elks Club, Lions Club, Masons and was the president of the Rotary Club. Raleigh had a strong love for animals; he was an avid reader, reading up to five novels a week. He also enjoyed dancing and loved to laugh.

            Raleigh is survived by his loving wife, Beverly Alford of Berthoud, Colo.; son, Burke Alford of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Nicole Millon of Omaha, Neb.; and five grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his parents.

            A private memorial services was held in Loveland. Please send condolences to alford.beverly@yahoo .com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Raleigh N. Alford (SS# issued in CO), last residence Berthoud, Larimer Co., CA.

            Raleigh’s parents are listed with the last name Burrows. It is not known how he acquired the last name Alford.

 

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REBECCA LATTA HOLFORD

 

THE GAZETTE

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—20 July 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Rebecca (Latta) Holford, 42 died Jul. 17, 1998 at her home in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker.

            Mrs. Holford was born Mar. 18, 1956 in Mount Pleasant, IA. She was married May 4, 1985 to William Holford.

            She is survived by her husband; a son Glenn; a daughter, Deanna; her parents, Harry and Faye Latta; a brother, Harry Latta, and a sister, Naomi Dietzel.

            Visitation will be at 4 PM with memorial services at 6:30 PM Tuesday at the family residence.... Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., (719) 471-9900, is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Rebecca M. Holford (SS# issued in VA), last residence not listed.

 

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REBECCA LYNN HALLFORD ROOT

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

Denver, CO—11 June 1997

 

            Rebecca Lynn Hallford Root, 43, of Fort Collins died June 6. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 30, at Foothills Unitarian Church, 1815 Yorktown, Fort Collins.

            Mrs. Hallford Root was born in Phoenix on Dec. 17, 1953. She married Daniel Root, 1980. She worked as an office manager for Family Physical Therapy and was a member of the Fort Collins Parents of Twins Club and Mountain Prairie Girl Scout Council.

            Survivors include her husband; son Kacey; daughters Stefany and Kristy; brothers Steve Hallford, Joel Allen, both of Louisiana, Kimaron Hallford of Indian Hills, Sam Allen of North Carolina; sisters Karen Trout, Auna Hallford, both of Littleton.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Rebecca H. Root (SS# issued in CO), last residence Fort Collins, Larimer Co., CO.

 

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ROBERT E. ALFORD

 

COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE-TELEGRAPH

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—Saturday, 6 March 1993

 

            Robert E. Alford, 68, of Colorado Springs died March 3, 1993, at a local hospital. He worked for Colorado Springs School District 11 before retiring.

            Private family services have been held. Cremation is planned. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., is handling arrangements.

            Mr. Alford was born Feb. 1, 1925, in Fort Collins to John and Mary (Calkins) Alford.

            He had lived in Colorado Springs since 1959 and also had lived in Laramie, Wyo.

            He was in the Army from 1946 to 1948 and received the World War II Victory Medal and the Army Occupation Medal-Japan. He also was a member of the National Rifle Association.

            Mr. Alford was married Jan. 1, 1952, in Laramie to Sonya G. McKinley, who survives.

            He also is survived by two sons, John W. and Steven R., both of Colorado Springs; a daughter, Charlene Kmiotek of Lincoln, Mich.; a sister, Nadine Bauer of Florence, Ore.; and three grandchildren.

            He had a sister, Clara Mae Bush, who is deceased.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 619 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs 80903.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Robert E. Alford (SS# issued in CO) but list his death date as 4 March 1993, last residence Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO.

            See the obituaries of his parents, John Eugene Alford and Mary Eunice Calkins Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ROBERT F. ALFORD

 

DENVER POST

Denver, CO—Friday, 8 May 2009

 

            Alford, Robert F. (Bob, Al) Born July 3, 1933 in Princeton, W. Va. Survived by beloved wife and caretaker Sarah J. Alford, daughters Kathy Hatcher, Janet Nohava (Jeff), Sandra Alford (Richard), Patricia Wade (David), eleven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and many caring friends.

            Daughter Barbara Ann Miller and granddaughter Aimee Lynn Hatcher preceded Robert in death.

            After a lengthy illness, Robert passed away peacefully at home with his loving family by his side. Robert retired from The United States Air Force after serving 21 years, including tours in Vietnam and South Africa. As a result of his service in Vietnam he was awarded The Air Force Commendation Medal in 1968, and will be recognized with full Military Honors at 10:00 am, Saturday, May 9, 2009, at Fairmount Mortuary....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert E. Alford (SS# issued in NC or WV) was born 3 July 1933, last residence Aurora, Adams Co., CO.

 

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ROBERT LEE ALFORD, SR.

 

[A very similar article was published in The Gazette, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO, on Sunday, 20 June 2010.]

 

Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Funeral Home

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—_____ June 2010

 

 

Robert Lee Alford Sr.

Sept. 10, 1940 – June 9, 2010

 

            Robert passed away on June 9, 2010 at his home after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Robert was born in Newton GA., September 10, 1940 to the late Lillian Phipps and Tony Dee Alford. He was the fourth of seven children.

            Robert was brought to Steubenville, Ohio by his parents in 1941. After the death of his mother at the age of 7 years, the family moved to Wintersville, OH. Swimming was his first athletic love, but because of the football skills and the legacy of his older brothers, he played football at Wintersville H.S. and lettered all four years.

            Upon graduation, he received a football scholarship to Kent State University in Kent; OH. He was a college All-American, Co-Captain of the team for two years and then was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers (briefly) as a lineman. He was involved with many campus organizations; Varsity ‘K’ Alumni Executive Committee, Kent State Hall of Fame, Kiwanis (Ohio Chapter), President of the Alpha Phi Alpha campus chapter, National Association of Black School Educators (Ohio and Colorado)and was a member of the NAACP. He received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Kent State in 1968; Masters of Education-Administration from Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH in 1972.

            He did post Graduate Studies toward Ph.D. in Education Administration from 1979-82. He taught PE and coached football at Roosevelt H.S. in Dayton, OH from 1969-71. He moved to Kent, OH in 1971, teaching PE and coaching football at Roosevelt H.S. until 1978. His career took a turn in 1978 when he became an Administrator at Kent State as a Program Officer for KEDS (Kent Education Development and Strategic Services). Missing the high school students, he returned to Kent Roosevelt, Kent Ohio, as the Assistant Principal in 1982.

            In 1986, his final career move was to Colorado Springs, CO, where he was the Director of Human Resources-Secondary Education. Upon retiring in 2003, golf became his full-time passion at Patty Jewett Golf Course working as the golf marshal and golfing in between. He and his wife Gloria cruised and visited their grandkids.

            Robert Lee Alford described himself as “just a man.” No one who ever met him would use those three words. If we choose to use three words, we would say; man of wisdom, man of humor, a great father, a devoted husband, man of patience, man of intellect, teacher and administrator, mentor of kids, a superb golfer, man of integrity, man of valor, man of dignity, and man of Faith. But that is not the end. You had to have known the “Man”.

            Robert leaves to cherish his memories, his wife Gloria of 46 years; three sons, Rob, Jr (Colorado Springs), Tony (Trina), South Bend, IN, Aaron (Linda), Park City, UT; seven beloved grandsons; Elijah, Max, Sam, Rylan, Kyler, Braydon, and Trey; three sisters, Lucille Bridgeman, Mansfield, OH, Candice Alford, Albany, GA, Patricia Vaughn, Scotch Plains, NJ; three brothers preceded him in death, John, Roger, and William; three sister-in-laws, Sylvia Henderson, Cincinnati, OH, Sandy Alford, Greensboro, NC and Juanita Alford, Wintersville, OH. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and remarkable friends.

            A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Calvary Worship Center, 501 Castle Road (30th street), CS, 80903. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to School District #11, Title One Schools, c/o Robert Alford Memorial Funds, Fiscal Services, 1115 N. El Paso, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Robert L. Alford (SS# issued in OH), last residence Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO.

            Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Funeral Home has an online gallery of 70+ photos.

 

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ROY WILLIAM “SKIP” ALFORD, JR.

 

[Roy died in CO, but we are also including his obituary in Virginia Obituaries because of his close ties to VA.]

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Wednesday, 16 July 2008

 

 

            Alford, Roy William “Skip” II, 53, of Avon, Colorado, passed away suddenly on July 2 at his home. He was a longtime resident of Bon Air, Va. Skip graduated from Midlothian High School in 1973 and from Virginia Tech in 1980, with a Mechanical Engineering degree. Skip also completed several Microsoft Computer degrees, which he used in his profession. He was a former employee of the Town of Avon’s information technology department. Skip was the son of the late Roy and Lois Alford.

            He is survived by sister, Alois Alford Ellis and husband, Jack; brother, Thomas Alford and wife, Lynnie, all of Richmond; and brother, Robert Alford and wife, Sharon, of Chesapeake; aunts, Helen “Bea” Beardsworth and Norma “Bunny” Alford of Waynesboro; and 17 nieces and nephews. Skip was the loving godfather of Shannon Ellis Denvil and Matthew Alford.

            He was an avid fisherman, outdoorsman and music enthusiast. His love and laughter will be missed by his family and friends, especially the children.

            A memorial celebration will be held at Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 Huguenot Road, Richmond, Va. 23235 at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2008. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Arthritis Foundation.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Roy William Alford Sr. and Lois Marian Campbell Alford, in Virginia Obituaries.

            Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422, maintains a website for the Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford, including family genealogy, many photos, and historical information.

            His lineage: Roy William ???? VA1, Roy William 1922 VA2, James Franklin 1888 VA3, William Andrew Alexander 1855 VA4, Robert 1828 VA5.

 

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SHARON MAY HAGGERTY ALFORD

 

[An identical article was published the same day in the Denver Post.]

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

Denver, CO—Monday, 4 April 2005

 

            Sharon May (Haggerty) Alford, of Lakewood. Survived by beloved husband Raymond; mother Dorothy Pfertsh; daughters Lea Ann Guisinger, Heidi Van Eaton; brother Albert Haggert; and 5 grandchildren.

            Donations in memory of Sharon Alford to Hospice of St. John 1320 Everett St. Lakewood 80215.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sharon M. Alford (SS# issued in CO) was born 3 May 1939, last residence Lakewood, Jefferson Co., CO.

 

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THOMAS ERNEST ALFORD

 

[Thomas died in CO, but we are also including his obituary in Texas Obituaries because he spent most of his life in TX and is buried there.]

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Wednesday, 9 March 2005

 

            Funeral services for T.E. “Tommy” Alford, 87, of Centennial [Arapahoe Co.], Colorado, formerly of Silsbee [Hardin Co., TX], will be 10 a.m. Friday, March 11, 2005 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. Interment will follow in Antioch Cemetery in Buna [Jasper Co., TX].... Mr. Alford died at his residence in Colorado March 7, 2005.

            He was a native of Geneva, TX and a lifelong resident of Silsbee. He had lived in Centennial, CO for the last several months. Mr. Alford was owner and operator of Alford’s Furniture and Hardware and Alford’s Laundromat.

            Survivors include his wife, Kathryn, of Houston and three children, Janice Matar of Houston, Joan Sullivan of Centennial, CO and Dr. Glen Alford of Wilkesboro, NC. Five grandchildren, Dr. Chris Russell, Leila Moujaes, Michael Matar, Jason Alford and Laurie Holguin also survive him....

 

Photo from Antioch Cemetery, Buna, Jasper Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, BATexan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thomas E. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 22 Aug 1917, last residence Littleton, Arapahoe Co., CO.

            We included the obituaries of his wife, Kathryn Louise Hancock Alford; and his brother James Carnell Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            His lineage: Thomas Ernest 1917 TX1, Thomas Ernest 1879 TX2, Thomas Redden 1855 AL/TX3, Isham 1815 GA4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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VIRGINIA A. BURK BEAM ALVORD

 

COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE-TELEGRAPH

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—Tuesday, 29 July 1969

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Alvord, who died in a local nursing home Monday [July 28], will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Law Mortuary.

            The Rev. Dr. Lawrence Lacour will officiate and burial in Evergreen Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alvord lived at 2840 S. Circle Drive. She was born July 10, 1878 in Arkansas, and moved here in 1926. She belonged to the First United Methodist Church and the Adult Blind association.

            She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ann Frasier and Mrs. Florence Robertson, both of this city; a son, Cecil Beam of Portland, Ore.; a sister, Mrs. J.A. Ledbetter of Rocky, Okla.; Seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, and on e great-great-grandchild.

 

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Photo from Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ron West

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her daughter Florence J. Alvord Robertson in this compilation.

            In 1910, the Alvord family is in Goodwill, Madison Co., AR: Frank W. Alvord, age 58 b. IL, second marriage 3 years; Virginia A. 31 b. AR, second marriage, 4 children, 4 living; stepson Arthur C. Beam 8 AR; stepdaughter Bessie M. Beam 6 AR; and daughters Anna B. Alvord 3 AR, and Florence J. 11/12 AR. Virginia’s parents, James H. and Elizabeth A. Burk, are 2 houses away.

            In 1930 Virginia A. Alvord, age 51 b. AR, divorced; is in Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO. In her household are daughter Florence Miller, 20 married, age 16 at first marriage; and 2 granddaughters,both b. CO: Joyce M. 2-8/12, and Virginia A. 8/12.

            The Felkins Family Tree on Ancestry.com says Virginia A. Burk, daughter of James Henry Burk and Elizabeth Ann Williams, married (1) Jackson T. Beam (1873–1905) and (2) Frank W. Alvord.

 

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WAYNE A. ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

Denver, CO—Friday, 18 August 2000

 

AURORA—Wayne A. Alford, 80, of Denver, died August 11 in Aurora. Services were held on August 16, with entombment at Crown Hill Mausoleum.

            Mr. Alford was born in Denver on November 9, 1919. He married Helen Norlund in 1943. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was a citizen’s band radio operator in the Denver React Club, Rampart Range Riders, and Family Motorcycle Trailriders.

            His son, Doug, of Aurora; daughter, Karen Buckingham of California; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren, survive him.

 

In another article:

 

DENVER POST

Denver, CO—Saturday, 19 August 2000

 

            Wayne A. Alford of Denver, a mechanical engineer, died Aug. 11. He was 80.

            Services were Wednesday at Olinger’s Wadsworth Chapel. Entombment was in Crown Hill Mausoleum.

            He was born Nov. 9, 1919, in Denver. On Aug. 6, 1943, he married Helen A. Norlund in Mineola, N.Y. She preceded him in death.

            He received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado.

            He served in the Navy during World War II.

            He was a mechanical engineer for the Denver Research Institute.

            He was a CB radio operator for the Denver React Club and a member of the Rampart Range Riders, Family Motorcycle Trailriders.

            He is survived by a son, Doug, Aurora; a daughter, Karen Buckingham, San Diego; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Wayne A. Alford (SS# issued in CO), last residence Denver, Denver Co., CO.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Wayne A. 1919 CO1, Samuel A. 1878 CO2, William Arnold 1843 IL3, William Beebe 1815 NY4, Arnold 1780 CT5, Eliphalet 1752 CT6, Job 1708 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 16199, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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WILLIAM AUSTIN ALFORD, III

 

COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE-TELEGRAPH

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—Saturday, 17 May 1986

 

            William Austin Alford III, 42, of Colorado Springs died Thursday [May 15] in Colorado Springs after suffering a gunshot wound.

            He was a self-employed carpenter.

            Services will be at 1 p.m. today in Shrine of Rest Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. There will be cremation.

            Mr. Alford was born Feb 10, 1944, in Brownsville, Texas, and had lived in Colorado Springs since 1984. His parents are Dean and Victoria (Dufault) Alford of New Braunfels, Texas.

            Mr. Alford served in the Army two years. He was the coach of the Chargers soccer team.

            He was married Jan. 21, 1968, to Patricia Schwartz, who survives.

            Other survivors include a son, Christian; a daughter, Sarah; two brothers, Michael of Salt Lake City and Kenneth of Santa Barbara, Calif.; and two sisters Hazel Calnan and Victoria Johnston, both of Baton Rouge, La.

 

Photo from Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from starkc2@gmail.com - starkc2@gmail.com – email sent 7/27/2012 – again 8/31/2013

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

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

            We included the obituary of his mother, Victoria Helen DuFault Alford, in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997 (Ancestry.com) lists William Austin Alford III born 10 Feb 1944 in Cameron Co., son of Dean Cooper Alford and Victoria Helen Dufault.

            William is buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO. His gravestone says “PVT US ARMY | VIETNAM”.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: William Austin 1944 TX1, Dean Cooper 1919 KS2, Virgil William 1895 KS3, William Austin ???? IN4, William Clark 1852 IN5, William 1822 IN6, James 1791 VA7, John 1768 VA8, Thomas 1736 VA9, John 1696 ??10.

 

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WILLIAM ROY ALFORD

Uncle of Jerald Robert Alford, AAFA #0113

 

COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE-TELEGRAPH

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—Thursday, 15 November 1979

 

            Services for William Roy Alford, a retired mechanic for El Paso County, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Blunt Mortuary…. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died Tuesday at the Myron Stratton Home where he was a resident. Born April 4, 1889, in Springfield, Mo., he had lived here since 1916.

            He was a member of Pikes Peak United Methodist Church.

            Mr. Alford’s wife, Irene Alford, died in 1977. He is survived by two daughters, Hazel J. Field of Colorado Springs and Betty Ann Cook of Seattle, Wash.; four grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Fairview Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mariah Hudson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Nov 1979) dates of William Alford (SS# issued in CO), last residence Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO.

            See the obituary of his wife, Irene M. Stevens Alford in this compilation.

            For more information on this family, see Known Descendants of William Alford 1803 NC.

            His lineage: William Roy 1898 MO1, William Elihu 1860 MO2, William 1838 NC3, William 1803 NC4.

 

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WILLIAM THORNTON ALFRED

 

THE HERALD

Meeker, Rio Blanco Co., CO—Thursday, 16 March 1933

 

            Mr. W.T. Alfred, one of Meeker’s respected and substantial businessmen passed away at his home last Friday morning after only a few days’ illness. Mr. Alfred was taken down with the prevailing flu which later turned into pneumonia a few days before he passed away. News of Mr. Alfred’s death came as a distinct shock to his many local friends, as he was in apparent good health and during his residence in Meeker was very rarely sick.

            William Thornton Alfred, son of George and Nancy Alfred, was born at Ames, Iowa on March 21st 1867 and died at his Meeker home on Friday, March 3. His boyhood was spent in the family home in Iowa. In young manhood he went to Oklahoma seeking better health and there met Mercedes Sadie Fry to whom he was married on September 18, 1901 at Arapahoe, Oklahoma. To this union were born five children, one passing away in infancy. One daughter, Florence and three sons Bruce, Ralph and Howard, together with the devoted wife survive.

            In 1908 Mr. Alfred’s health required a change and the family came to Colorado. In 1913 the family came to Meeker. Mr. Alfred bought the pool hall located in the Baer block. This business he ran for several years. He sold out and located at Eagle and Grand Junction for a time. Later her returned to Meeker and has made this his home continuously since that time.

            Mr. Alfred was of quiet and even disposition, always looking on the pleasant side of life. He made many friends who admired and respected him and his place among the businessmen of Meeker will be missed.

            Mr. Alfred was a member of Valentine Lodge IOOF. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Methodist Church, Rev. Webster conducting the services. After the church services the OddFellows took charge of the remains and conducted their grave side service.

            Besides his bereaved family and many local friends, the deceased is survived by two sisters and one brother; Mrs. Eva Ball and Chas. Alfred of Ames, Iowa, and Mrs. Lucy Peeples of Los Angeles, Calif.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of William’s wife, Mercedes Sadie Fry Alfred, and his grandson Billy Paul Alfred in this article. We included the obituary of his son, Ralph Harold Alfred, in California Obituaries.

            George and Nancy, parents of William, were born 1821 OH and 1835 IN, respectively. George’s parents appear to be Thornton and Letitia or Delila Alfred, both born in VA between 1795 and 1800. They are in Flushing Township, Belmont Co. OH from 1820-1850. In 1820 Thornton is listed as a free man of color with 11 slaves. (He was probably related to a William Alford who was also listed as free colored with slaves in 1820 Belmont Co. OH, same page in same township.) We do not have the 1830 census, but Thornton was the only Alfred in Belmont Co. OH in the 1835 OH Tax Lists. The family is listed as free colored as late as 1840. None of the family is listed as Black from 1850 on.

            George and wife Anna (possibly Persons?), with two young children, Joseph and Alonzo, appear on the 1850 census in Belmont Co. OH, near the Thornton Alfred residence.

            George and his parents are in Keokuk Co. IA in 1860. There is no sign of wife Ann or these children in IA in 1860, and George appears to be living either in his parents’ household or immediately next to it. George and Nancy are in Story Co. IA on the 1870 census, where they are found again on the 1900 census, with William living with them.