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NEW MEXICO OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Date posted: 24 DECEMBER 2010

 

 

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

                             

*AAFA’s Online Published Genealogies:

 

1. Known Descendants of Isham Alford, b. 1755 NC, and Anne Ferrell (DNA Group One)

 

2. Known Descendants of John Alford and Jane McElhattan (DNA Group One)

 

3. Descendants of Jacob Alford, b. 1761 NC (DNA Group One)

This line goes back to John Alford (1645–1710 VA) Tentative Genealogy, First Three Generations (DNA Group One). See also the separate genealogies for Jacob’s children:

            Needham Judge Alford 1789 NC (5 Generations)

            Edwin Barksdale Alford 1792 NC (5 Generations)

            Lucy Alford Maines about 1793 NC (5 Generations)

            Julius C. Alford 1797 GA (4 Generations

            William Alford 1804 GA (5 Generations

            Nancy Alford Berryhill 1805 GA (4 Generations)

            John Seaborn Alford 1807 LA (4 Generations)

            Seaborn John Alford 1807 LA (4 Generations)

            Moses Alford 1810 LA (3 Generations)

            Joseph W. Alford 1816 LA (3 Generations)

            Martha Alford Stovall 1820 LA (5 Generations)

 

4. Known Descendants of Jacob Alford, born 1738 VA, & Mary Pace (DNA Group One)

This line goes back to John Alford (1645–1710 VA) Tentative Genealogy, First Three Generations (DNA Group One)

 

 

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ANNETTE JO ALFORD

 

[An identical obituary was published on the same day the in The News-Press, Santa Barbara, CA.]

 

SUN NEWS

Las Cruces, Dona Ana Co., NM—Sunday, 31 October 2004

 

            Annette Jo Alford, 47, of Albuquerque, died October 27, 2004. She was born May 31, 1957 in Roswell, New Mexico to Hoy & Sue (Bowen) Alford. Annette moved to Santa Barbara, CA when she was 19 years old. She attended Antioch University in Santa Barbara where she earned her BA and Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. She returned to New Mexico in 2001. Annette was Christian by faith.

            She is survived by her mother, Sue Alford of Las Cruces; her father Hoy Alford and step-mother, Julia of Las Cruces; 2 sisters Shirley Alford of Las Cruces & Carla Alford of Eugene, OR; and numerous cousins.

            A Family Memorial Service will be held at a later date.... Arrangements are under the direction of: Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE, 884-1188.

 

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

            See the obituary of her mother, Virginia Sue Bowen Alford, in this compilation.

            Annette’s father Hoy Ernest Alford was born 22 Apr 1927 in Sabine Co., TX, to C.V. Alford and Laura Carter [Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997 (Ancestry.com), where he is listed as Hay Ernest Alford].

            Hoy is listed on the 1930 census in San Augustine Co., TX, age 2-10/12 b. TX, with his father, C.V. Alford, Coca-Cola truck driver, age 41 b. TX (parents b. TX); his mother Laura 37 b. LA (parents b. LA), and 7 siblings, all b. TX.

            In 1920 C.V. Alford, grocery store bookkeeper age 30 b. TX (parents b. GA), and his wife Laura 26 b. LA (parents b. TX), are living in Sabine Co., TX, with their 3 oldest children.

            On Clarence Vivian Alford’s 1917 World War I Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 28, a farmer employed by T.E. Alford, living in Geneva, Sabine Co., TX, with a wife and 2 children. He says he was born 15 Nov 1888 in Iola, Grimes Co., TX. T.E. Alford is also the registrar.

            The 1910 census finds Clarence Alford, age 21 b. TX (parents b. AL and MS), living with the family of his brother Thomas E. Alford, merchant age 31 b. TX (parents b. AL and MS) in Geneva, Sabine Co., TX.

            In 1900, Milam, Sabine Co., TX, widow Sally Alford, age 57 b. Feb 1863 in MS, is head of household including sons Earnest, age 21 b. Jan 1879 in TX, and Clarence, age 11 b. Nov 1888 in TX. In addition to 2 other children, a stepson Adron Alford, age 24 b. Feb 1876 in TX, is in the household.

            In 1880, still in Sabine Co., are Thomas Alford, age 25 b. TX (parents b. GA and AL); his wife Sarah 18 b. TX (parents b. MS); and sons Adron 4 TX, and Earnest 1 TX. In the 2 previous dwellings are Thomas’s brother Baldy and his parents, Isam Alford, age 66 b. GA (parents b. GA), and Anna L., age 55 b. AL (parents b. AL).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Annette Jo 1957 NM1, Hoy Ernest 1927 TX2, Clarence Vivian 1888 TX3, Thomas Redden 1855 TX4, Isham 1816 GA5, Baldy 1784 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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BETTY J. ALFORD

 

SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN

Santa Fe, Santa Fe Co., NM—Sunday, 29 January 1995

 

            Betty Alford, 52, of Santa Fe, died Jan. 26, 1995. Services are pending Arrangements are through McGee Memorial; Chapel, 1320 Luisa St., 983-9151.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty J. Alford (SS# issued in MT) was born 7 June 1943.

 

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BILLY RAY ALFORD

 

SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN

Santa Fe, Santa Fe Co., NM—Sunday, 25 May 2008

 

            Billy Ray Alford passed away at his home in Santa Fe, NM on Saturday, May 17, 2008, at the age of 76.

            Bill was born in Causey, NM on July 30, 1931. He served in the military during the Korean War and later retired from the National Park Service after 32 years of service.

            He is survived by his four children, 14 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Bill was loved and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

            There will be a Graveside Service held on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 9:30 am. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bill Alford (SS# issued in NM), last residence Santa Fe.

 

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CAMILLA ALFORD ALVIS MALONE

 

[She died in Texas, but we are including her obituary here because she lived and is buried in NM.]

 

Photo from Hass Funeral Directors

 

AMARILLO GLOBE-NEWS

Amarillo, Potter Co., TX—3 May 2010

 

CLAYTON, N.M.—Camilla Alford Alvis, 96, died Saturday, May 1, 2010, in Amarillo, Texas.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. today in Hass Funeral Directors Funeral Home in Clayton with Ilene Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Clayton Memorial Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alvis was born Sept. 26, 1913, in Graham [Young Co.], Texas, to Jacob Lahaun Alford and Frances Belle Gould Alford. She married Berry N. Alvis on June 1, 1933, in Clayton.

            Survivors include three daughters, Sandra Libby of Tucson, Ariz., Mary Lou Zinck of South Plains, Texas, and Ann Jones of Monte Vista, Colo.; six grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

            The family suggests memorials be to Clayton Memorial Cemetery, 1 Chestnut St., Clayton, N.M.; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

            Sign the online guest book at www.hassfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Camilla Alvis Malone (SS# issued in NM), last residence Clayton, Union Co., NM.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Frances Belle Gould Alford; and her brother John D. Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of her father, Jacob Lauhon Alford, in Texas Obituaries.

            AAFA records say that she married Frank Malone.

            Her lineage: Camilla 1913 TX1, Jacob Lauhon 1866 TX2, Jacob Lauhon 1834 LA3, Needham Judge 1789 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CAROL ALVORD BERARD

 

SPRINGFIELD UNION-NEWS

Springfield, Hampden Cos., MA—Wednesday, 8 December 1999

 

SPRINGFIELD—Carol Alvord Berard, 54, of Albuquerque [Bernalillo Co.], N.M., died Saturday [4 Dec 1999] at home. Before moving to New Mexico, she was a purchasing agent and moving specialist for the Department of Defense at the Kings Bay Naval Base in St. Mary’s, Ga., for 15 years. She was previously an X-ray technician at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Born in this city, she attended the former Classical High School and American International College.

            She leaves two daughters, Christy Bazemore of Albuquerque and Cindy Deering of Charleston, S.C.; a brother, George Alvord of Springfield; and a grandson.

            A private graveside service will be conducted Saturday morning in Pine Hill Cemetery, West Springfield. Sunrise Society of New Mexico is in charge....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carol A. Berard (SS# issued in MA) was born 17 Jan 1945, last residence Ladson, Berkeley Co., SC.

 

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CHARLES HERMAN “CHARLIE” ALFORD

 

Louise Jackson Bobbitt Alford and Charles Herman Alford, probably on their 50th wedding anniversary

Photo from Alford Family Tree (Ancestry.com), owner Mark Alford, their grandson

 

WARREN RECORD

Warrenton, Warren Co., NC—_____September 1994

 

            A memorial service for C.H. “Charlie” Alford, 88, of Raleigh will to conducted at 2 p.m. Friday. Sept. 2 at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Raleigh.

            A native of Mecklenburg County, Va., he was born May 14, 1906. He worked as a barber and as a fireman/engineer for Seaboard Coastline Railroad and retired in 1970. He died Sunday, Aug. 21 at Transitional Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M.

            Survivors include his wife, Louise Bobbitt Alford of Albuquerque, N.M. three sons, Charles Alford of Roanoke, Va., Gilbert Alford of Albuquerque, N.M. and Lewis Alford of Wilmington; three sisters; Mary Spain of Henderson, Daisy Talbot of Cambridge, Ohio and Fannie Mosley of Lillington; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern N.C. Chapter, 400 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, N.C. 27607.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of C.H. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., NM.

            See the obituary of his daughter-in-law Gladys Louise Gore Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Mary Ann Alford Spain in North Carolina Obituaries.

            His lineage, from Alford Family Tree (Ancestry.com), owner Mark Alford: Charles Herman 1906 VA1, James Richard 1865 NC2, James Isaac 1837 NC3, Elias 1795 NC4, Isaac 1748 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CHARLIE BELATTI ALFORD

 

CLAYTON NEWS

Clayton, Union Co., NM—8 November 1919

From Deaths from Newspapers, Clayton Memorial Cemetery

 

            Alford, Charlie Belatti b. 29 Jul 1864, Bowie, TX. d. 24 Oct 1919, Clayton, Union, NM; 55 yr; lived on ranch E of Clayton for 16 yr.

            Survived by wife and three children one at Los Angeles, CA; one at Newman, IL; and the other in Clayton, NM; a brother in Ft. Worth, TX.

            Burial: Clayton Memorial Cemetery; card of thanks: Mrs. May Alford, wife Alvin Alford, son, A.J. Alford, brother.

 

AAFA NOTES: We published a brief biography of Charlie’s father, Edmond Lafayette Alford, in the Spring 1999 issue of AAFA ACTION in “Texas Biographies,” taken from History of Texas Together with Biographical History of Tarrant and Parker Counties, 1895, pp. 281-283. In that article, Charlie’s mother is named as Francesca Bellatti, born in England, “daughter of Charles Bellatti, an Italian.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Charlie Belatti 1864 TX1, Edmond Lafayette 1830 TN2, Wiley 1783 NC3, Jacob 1738 VA4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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CLIFTON A. “BUSTER” ALFORD

 

WOODS COUNTY ENTERPRISE

Waynoka, Woods Co., OK—Thursday, 24 July 1997

 

            Private graveside services will be conducted in Waynoka, Oklahoma on Thursday, July 24, 1997, at 10:00 am in the Waynoka Cemetery for Clifton “Buster” A. Alford, 82, of Roswell [Chaves Co.], NM. Mr. Alford passed away Saturday, July 19, 1997 at his residence.

            Clifton was born June 27, 1915 in Lewisburg, Missouri to Ira T. and Hattie Jane (Powell) Alford.

            On July 4, 1969, Clifton married Erma L. Quinn in Carrizozo, NM. She survives him at their family home.

            Formerly of Carrizozo, NM, Clifton had been a resident of Roswell for the past ten years. Before retiring, he worked as an electrician.

            In addition to his wife, Erma, other survivors include his son, Robert Keith Alford and his wife, Joletha, of Roswell, NM; brother, James Alford of Tatum, NM; sisters, Fay Bennett and husband Vernon, of Galveston, TX; Wanda Paulhamus and husband Woody, of Vega, TX; sister-in-law, Millie Alford of Roswell, NM; and one grandchild, Robert Keith Alford, Jr. of Alburquerque, NM; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of wonderful friends.

            Arrangements are under the direction of the Ballard Funeral Home in Roswell.

 

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

            Clifton’s father Ira Talmage Alford was born 3 Feb 1890 in Dallas Co., MO. He and Hattie were married 15 March 1913. Ira was the son of Pleasant Holloman “P.H.” Alford and Rosetta Carney.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Clifton A. 1915 MO1, Ira Talmage 1890 MO2, Pleasant Holloman 1849 TN3, John M. 1821 TN4, John 1787 NC5.

 

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DEBORA SUE HALFORD MOORE BLAND

 

DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE

Denton, Denton Co., TX— Wednesday, 9 July 2008

 

            Debora Sue Halford Moore Bland born January 31, 1954 passed away June 12, 2008. She married to Donald Bland April 18, 1992.

            Survivors include her husband Donald Bland; 6 children Kristy Rayreyna, Jean Moore, Paul Moore, Bradley Bland; Toby Bland, Bryan Bland and 5 grandchildren and one sister Barbara Palmer and one brother David Wayne Lynn.

            A memorial service will be held at 1210 Ft. Worth Drive, Denton at 2 p.m. July 12, 2008. Memorial Contribution can be made to Fellowship Outreach Church in Denton.

 

In another article:

 

ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL

Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., NM—Tuesday, 24 June 2008

 

            Debora Sue Bland was born January 31, 1954 and passed away June 12, 2008. Arrangements are in care of Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 764-9663.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Debora Sue Bland (SS# issued in TX), last residence Rio Rancho, Sandoval Co., NM.

 

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EDGAR WILSON “NED” ALFORD

Father of Sue Ann Alford Dickens, AAFA #0377

 

[Although Edgar died in TX, we are publishing his obituary here because he was born, lived,and is buried in NM.]

 

UNION COUNTY LEADER

Clayton, Union Co., NM—Wednesday, 12 March 1986

From Deaths from Newspapers, Clayton Memorial Cemetery

 

            Alford, Edgar Wilson “Ned” b. 7 Jul 1917, Nara Visa, Quay, NM. d. 6 Mar 1986, St. Anthony’s Hospital, Amarillo, TX; 68 yr 7 mo 29 da. Wife: Edith Ann Coggin; d. 1967.

            Parents: Earl Wilson Alford and Virginia Burns. Preceded in death by son, Joe Edgar, 1957; and by three brothers Robert, Bud and Charlie.

            Survived by 4 daughters Frances Franz, Seneca, NM; Virgie Henry, Madrid, Spain; Lorraine Fulkersin, Mineral Wells, TX and Sue Ann Dickens, Salmon, ID; 2 sons Eddie Jim, Tres Piedras, NM and Tony W., Weatherford, TX; a brother, Ira C., Amarillo, TX and a sister, Annie Mae Mercer, Lockney, TX.

            Burial: Clayton Memorial Cemetery; Schooler-Hass [Funeral Directors].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ March 1986) dates of Edgar Alford (SS# issued in NM), last residence Clayton, Union Co., NM.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Edith Ann Coggin Alford; his son Joe Edgar Alford; and his sister-in-law Jessie Evelyn Kelly Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Edgar Wilson 1917 NM1, Earl Wilson 1882 TX2, Charles Miller 1853 TX3, Thomas 1806 GA4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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EDITH ANN COGGIN ALFORD

Mother of Sue Ann Alford Dickens, AAFA #0377

 

UNION COUNTY LEADER

Clayton, Union Co., NM—Wednesday, 20 December 1967

From Deaths from Newspapers, Clayton Memorial Cemetery

 

            Alford, Edith Ann Coggin b. 18 May 1920, Vega, TX. d. 22 Dec 1967, Union Co General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 47 yr; hit by car.

            Husband: Edgar Wilson Alford. Parents: D.M. Coggin and Lola Bough. Survived by husband; 4 daughters Mrs. Martin Franz, Seneca, NM; Mrs. Larry Henry, Muleshoe, TX; Lorraine Alford, at college and Sue Ann Alford, at home; 2 sons Eddie Jim and Tony Wilson, at home; mother, Tucumcari, NM.

            Burial: 24 Dec 1967 Clayton Memorial Cemetery; Winchester 7.160 cemetery inscription.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Edgar Wilson Alford, and her son Joe Edgar Alford in this compilation.

 

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ELAWEESE LAWRENCE ALFORD

 

HOBBS NEWS-SUN

Hobbs, Lea Co., NM—Saturday, 11 March 2000

 

            Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, at Calvary Funeral Home Chapel for Elaweese Alford of Eunice [Lea Co.]. Burial will follow at Brunson Memorial Cemetery in Eunice.

            Mrs. Alford, 88, died Thursday, March 9, at Memorial Health Center in Seminole. She was born May 13, 1911, in Desdemona [Eastland Co.], Texas. She married Aubrey D. Alford on October 18, 1934, in Breckenridge [Stephens Co.], Texas. He preceded her in death on October 14, 1997.

            She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

            Survivors include a son, Lawrence D. Alford of Andrews, Texas; two grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

            A daughter, Peggy Joyce Felkner and her parents, Author and Josephine Lawrence preceded her in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elaweese L. Alford (SS# issued in NM, last residence Odessa, Ector Co., TX).

            Her husband Aubrey was born 17 May 1906 and died 13 Oct 1997 [SSDI, #456-09-1613 issued in TX, last residence Eunice, Lea Co., NM].

            Aubrey’s birth is recorded in Comanche Co., TX [Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997 (Ancestry.com), where he is listed as Aubra Alford]. Born on the same day in Comanche Co. is Audra Alford, his twin.

            On the 1920 census, Aubrey and Audrey, age 13, are listed with their family in Justice Precinct 4 (District 180), Robertson Co., TX. Their father is Ben Alford, widowed farmer age 37, b. TX, parents b. AL and TX.

            In 1900 Ben, is listed with his family in Justice Precinct 4 (District 118), Robertson Co., TX, dwelling #5:

 

Thos Alford                     46   Jan 1853          AL AL AL      m. 19 years      farmer

Fannie                  wife     36   Mar 1864         TX GA GA     9 children, 7 living

Ben                      son       17   Sep 1882         TX AL AL

+ 4 siblings, all with TX AL AL listed as birth places

 

            Living 2 houses from Thomas and Fannie, dwelling #7:

 

Jack Alford                      70   Jan 1830          AL GA GA     m. 30 years      farmer

Mary                    wife     43   Mar 1857         TX NY NY     0 children, 0 living

NOTE THIS WIFE MARY WITH NO CHILDREN.

 

            On Benjamin Franklin Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card [online at Ancestry.com], he is age 35, a farmer living in Easterly, Robertson Co., TX. He was b. 29 Sept 1882. The name of his nearest relative is nearly illegible but looks like C. Sheldren.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Aubrey D. 1906 TX1, Benjamin Franklin 1882 TX2, Thomas Jefferson 1853 AL3, Jackson 1830 AL4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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ELIZABETH KNUDSON HALFORD

 

SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN

Santa Fe, Santa Fe Co., NM—Monday, 30 October 1995

 

            Elizabeth Knudson Halford—Born February 17, 1908. Died October 24, 1995. Mother died very peacefully at 8:30 a.m., October 24, 1995, in the medical center of El Castillo Retirement Residence in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She had been there since March and was under hospice care with multiple medical problems including kidney cancer. She was 87.

            She was the widow of Joseph Olney Halford, retired University of Michigan chemistry professor. They moved to Santa Fe in 1976 after many years in Ann Arbor.

            Her only direct survivor is a daughter Janine Halford Angeletti of Mammoth Lakes, California.

            At her requests, no services are planned in Santa Fe but a Memorial mass will be said in Mammoth Lakes on November 4, 1995. Prayers for her will also be said at son-in-law Jim Leonard’s First Baptist Church in West Los Angeles. Her body will be cremated and in the spring we will scatter her ashes in a beautiful place in the Sangre de Cristo mountains near Santa Fe where Dr. Halford’s ashes now lie....

            In 1995, Mother’s only other daughter, May Halford Leonard died at 40....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elizabeth K. Halford (SSDI# issued in MI).

            Joseph Halford was b. 12 Aug 1903 and d. _____ March 1987 [SSDI# issued in MI, last residence Santa Fe, NM].

            Joseph Olney Halford, College of Chemistry, was the 1924 recipient of the University Medal, UC Berkeley, awarded annually to the “most distinguished graduate of the year.” [The Centennial of The University of California, 1868–1968, online through Google]

            On the 1920 census in Vallejo (District 217), Solano Co., CA, dwelling #82, Joseph is listed with his family:

 

John Halford                    47   TX KY TX driller US Navy yard

Katherine             wife     47   MO Ireland Ireland

Joseph                  son       16   CA TX MO

Ralph                   son         5   CA TX MO

                            

            Ralph’s birth record [California Birth Index, 1905–1995, Ancestry.com] says he was b. 5 June 1909 in Solano Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Kennedy. Ralph Kennedy Halford d. in Vallejo, Solano Co. on 6 June 1987 [SSDI, #560-42-2738 issued in CA, and California Death Index, 1940–1997 (Ancestry.com)].

           

            In 1910 the family is in Delta, Shasta Co., CA, dwelling #32:

 

John J. Halford                38   TX TN TX m1-10 years          smelter laborer

Kathleen J.      wife          36   MO Ireland Ireland     2 children, 2 living

Powell             son              8   CA TX MO

Joe                   son              6   CA TX MO

Mary E.           mother      58   TX SC AL      m2-[illeg]         5 children, 5 living

 

            In 1880, John is with his family in Coryell Co. (no townships), TX, dwelling #1:

 

J.P. Halford                      49   NC NC VA

Mary E.           wife          28   TX NC AL

Sarah E.           daugh       11   TX NC TX

John J.             son              8   TX NC TX

Mattie A.         daugh         3   TX NC TX

Mary E.           daugh    2/12   TX NC TX      b. March

 

            In 1900, this family is in Yuba, Sutter Co., CA, dwelling #15:

 

Joseph J. Halford             69   b. Apr 1831     NC VA VA m. 24 years, mail carrier

Mary E.           wife          48   b. Dec 1851     TX AL AL      5 children, 5 living

Mollie E.         daugh       20   b. Mar 1880     TX NC TX

Joseph P.         son            16   b. Jun 1883      TX NC TX

 

            Joseph Perry Halford, b. 18 June 1883 in TX, d. 13 Oct 1959 in Los Angeles Co., CA; his mother’s maiden name is listed as Brown. [California Death Index, 1940–1997 (Ancestry.com)].     

            Elizabeth’s husband’s HALFORD lineage: Joseph Olney Halford’s lineage: Joseph Olney 1903 CA1, John J. 1872 TX2, Joseph 1831 NC3.

           

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FRANCES BELLE GOULD ALFORD

 

CLAYTON CITIZEN

Clayton, Union Co., NM—Friday, 2 July 1926

From Deaths from Newspapers, Clayton Memorial Cemetery

 

            Alford, Frances Belle Gould b. 10 Feb 1878, Parker Co., TX. d. 26 Jun 1926, Clayton, Union, NM; 48 yr 4 mo 16 da; Tuberculosis.

            Husband: Jacob Lauhon Alford; md. 24 Sep 1897, Jack Co., TX. Parents: William Gould, b. MA and Josephine Pogue, b. TX. Survived by husband, 6 children: Annie, Belle, Lydia, Willa Mary, John D. and Camilla; 3 sisters and 2 brothers.

            Burial: 27 Jun 1926 Clayton Memorial Cemetery; cemetery inscription; Winchester 1:148; d. cert.; card of thanks: “....wife and mother....” signed by J.L. Alford and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bern Parkinson, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Gould, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Sefton.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries her children Camilla Alford Alvis Malone and John D. Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of her husband, Jacob Lauhon Alford, in Texas Obituaries.

 

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GARLAND GENE HALLFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Artesia, Eddy Co., NM—Tuesday, 14 December 1999

 

            Services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales for Garland Hallford of Portales [Roosevelt Co.].

            Hallford, 71, died Dec. 11 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock [Lubbock Co., TX].

            Services will be conducted by the Rev. Farrell Odom with burial at the Portales Cemetery.

            Pallbearers are Keith Terry, Don Keneipp, Jon Skinner, Boyd Chappell, Roy Dever, Jimmy Moore, Jim Reed and Kent Hilliard....

            Born April 19, 1928, in Memphis, Hall Co., Texas, to Mary and Andy B. Hallford, he married Joyce Goyne on June 28, 1947, in Portales.

            He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the V.F.W. Post 9515 in Portales.

            He and his wife farmed west of Portales from 1947 until 1975. Thereafter, he worked as the service manager and as a salesman at the Portales John Deere dealership. He later opened Hallford Sales, Inc., selling farm equipment and other machinery.

            Hallford was preceded in death by his father.

            Survivors include his wife, of the home; sons Garry Hallford of Albuquerque and Timothy Hallford, and his wife Trisha, of Portales; daughter Janice Hallford of Albuquerque; mother Mary Hallford of Portales; brother Lavon Hallford of Portales; sister Wanda Livingston of Artesia; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Garland G. Hallford (SS# issued in NM). See the obituary of his mother Mary in this compilation.

            This family’s genealogy is detailed in “The Descendents of William and Esther Hallford,” by Richard Hallford of Littleton, CO.

            His HALLFORD lineage: Garland Gene 1928 TX1, Andrew B. 1905 OK2, William Franklin 1879 MO3, William Wallace 1839 TN4.

 

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GLADYS LOUISE GORE ALFORD

 

ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL

Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., NM—Sunday, 13 July 2003

 

            Our loving mother, Gladys (Gladi) Louise Alford, and devoted wife to our father, Maurice Gilbert (Gil) Alford, Major-USAF-Retired, became an angel on July 2, 2003. Our mother was born on May 22, 1938 in San Antonio, Texas. While on vacation in San Antonio, Texas she met our father. It was love at first sight. Our parents were married on December 18, 1956. Our parents were transferred to Dreux, France, where we were born. It was our mother’s endless love, strength, never-ending energy, constant enthusiasm that kept our family together through the many military relocations in our lives.

            Our mother was born with a strong sense of creativity, and she expressed herself through her many forms of art and literature. Our mother enjoyed drawing, painting, playing piano, reading, writing, creating children’s stories, decorating, and she especially loved her award winning cloth doll making. She has had numerous articles and patterns published in leading cloth doll magazines, as well as winning all levels of ribbons for lovely and creative cloth dolls.

            In addition to her creative expressions, our mother enjoyed another passion—real estate. For over thirty years she enjoyed the many aspects of real estate and particularly residential property management. She built close friendships with the many people she associated with over the years through her own company, Gladi Alford Realty.

            She was a kind, talented and wonderful mother, and she was our father’s loving and caring life partner and his best friend. We truly thank her for all that she has taught us and given to us of herself. We are thankful we share a likeness in our hearts of her, and mom will always be a part of us.

            Our mother, Gladi, is survived by her husband, Maurice Gilbert (Gil) Alford; her son, Mark Kenric Alford and his wife, (Gladi’s daughter-in-law) Adriana Solange Garcia de Alford; their children (Gladi’s grandchildren), Jacob Charles Alford and Alyson Marie Alford; and her daughter, Anja and their daughters (Gladi’s grandchildren), Brooke Nicole Rogers and Jessica Amber Rogers-Gomez along with her husband (grandson in-law), Arturo Gomez and their son (Gladi’s great-grandson), Marco Antonio Gomez.

 

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

            See the obituary of her father-in-law, Charles Herman Alford, in this compilation.

            Her husband’s lineage, from Alford Family Tree (Ancestry.com), owner Mark Alford: Maurice Gilbert ???? ?? 1, Charles Herman 1906 VA2, James Richard 1865 NC3, James Isaac 1837 NC4, Elias 1795 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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HILMA LEE EKLUND ALFORD

 

UNION COUNTY LEADER

Clayton, Union Co., NM—Wednesday, 19 March 1980

From Deaths from Newspapers, Clayton Memorial Cemetery

 

            Alford, Hilma Lee b. 2 May 1909, Clayton, Union, NM. d. 17 Mar 1980, Clayton, Union, NM, at home; 70 yr 10 mo 15 da. Husband: John D. Alford; md. 20 Oct 1935, Clayton, Union, NM. Parents: Carl Eklund and Gerda Magnie.

            Survived by husband, Clayton, NM; daughter, Ann Lynn Hatch, Tustin, CA; son, John D. Alford, Jr., Logan, NM; sister, Mrs. Harrison Johnson, Independence, KS.

            Burial: 19 Mar 1980 Clayton Memorial Cemetery; buried in same space as her infant son; cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass [Funeral Directors].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, John D. Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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JACK D. ALFORD

 

PORTALES NEWS

Portales, Roosevelt Co., NM—_____ March 1979

 

            Jack D. Alford died Thursday evening at Bataan Memorial Hospital in Albuquerque after a brief illness. He was age 43. Alford was born Nov. 4, 1935 near Causey and was reared and educated in the Causey community. He served his country during the Korean Conflict, was a member of the Baptist Church and had been a rancher and a farmer all his life.

            Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Ruth Alford, Causey; two brothers, Junior Alford, Portales and Bill Alford, Santa Fe; three sisters, Mrs. Bobbie Madole, Albuquerque; Mrs. Jimmie Nunnally, Causey and Mrs. Joanne Murry, Snyder, Texas.

            Services will be today at 2:30 p.m. at Wheeler’s Starlight Chapel with Dr. Herbert Bergstrom officiating and Crockett Slone assisting. Burial will be in the Causey Cemetery at the side of his father Charles W. Alford who preceded him in death in 1968. Pallbearers will be Buster Blakey, Rex Weir, Bobby Beakley, Ronnie Caiviness and Vernie Armstrong. All friends will be honorary pallbearers. 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            His gravestone record in Causey Cemetery [FindAGrave.com] says he was born 4 Nov 1935 and died 15 March 1979.

            The grave of his parents are also in Causey Cemetery:

 

                        Charlie W. Alford, 26 Sept 1898 - 17 Sept 1968

                        Ruth Alford, 1907 – 1986

           

            AAFA records list Ruth’s maiden name as Waggoner, and SSDI records list her dates as 20 Aug 1907 - _____ Jan 1986.

            On Charley Wornie Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 19, a self-employed farmer in Portales, Roosevelt Co., NM. He confirms his birth date and lists Pleasant H. Alford of Rogers, Roosevelt Co. (Charley’s permanent address), as his nearest relative.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Jack’s lineage: Jack D. 1935 NM1, Charles Wornie 1898 MO2, Pleasant Holloman 1849 TN3, John M. 1821 TN4, John 1787 NC5.

 

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JESSIE EVELYN “BOB” KELLY ALFORD

 

AMARILLO GLOBE-NEWS

Amarillo, Potter Co., TX—Friday, 22 June 2007

 

LOGAN {Quay Co.], N.M.—Jessie Evelyn “Bob” Alford, 93, formerly of Nara Visa, died Tuesday, June 19, 2007.

            Services will be at 1:30 p.m. CDT Saturday in Logan United Methodist Church with T.C. Broom, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Nara Visa Cemetery in Nara Visa by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.

            Mrs. Alford was born Sept. 12, 1913, near Nara Visa on the Kelly Ranch. She taught school for 33 years at Romero, Amistad and Corona and in Texas.

            Survivors include three sons, Allen Alford of Canyon, Texas, Rogene Alford of Corona and Tommy Alford of Carlsbad; a daughter, Betty J. Miller of Roswell; a brother, Fred Kelly of Erie, Colo.; and a sister, June McMeen; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Nara Visa Cemetery, Nara Visa, Quay Co., NM—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jessie Evelyn Alford (SS# issued in NM) was born 12 Sept 1913.

            See the obituary of her brother-in-law Edgar Wilson Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Allen Ransom 1907 TX1, Earl Wilson 1882 TX2, Charles Miller 1853 TX3, Thomas 1806 GA4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

                                                                                                                          

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JOE EDGAR ALFORD

Brother of Sue Ann Alford Dickens, AAFA #0377

 

[Although Joe died in OK, we are also publishing his obituary here because of his close ties to NM.]

 

UNION COUNTY LEADER

Clayton, Union Co., NM—Wednesday, 20 November 1957

From Deaths from Newspapers, Clayton Memorial Cemetery

 

            Alford, Joe Edgar b. 4 Feb 1957. d. 11 Nov 1957, Boise City, Cimarron Co., OK. Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Ned Alford. Burial: Clayton Memorial Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Edgar Wilson “Ned” Alford and Edith Ann Coggin Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Joe Edgar 1957 OK1, Edgar Wilson 1917 NM2, Earl Wilson 1882 TX3, Charles Miller 1853 TX4, Thomas 1806 GA5, Baldy 1784 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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JOHN D. ALFORD, SR.

 

UNION COUNTY LEADER

Clayton, Union Co., NM—Wednesday, 25 June 1980

From Deaths from Newspapers, Clayton Memorial Cemetery

 

            Alford, John D., Sr. b. 5 Oct 1909, Graham, TX. d. 18 Jun 1980, Union County General Hospital, Clayton, Union, NM; 70 yr 8 mo 13 da. Veteran: 3rd Army 90th Div; served in Czechoslovakia.

            Wife: Hilma Lee Eklund, d. 17 Mar 1980. Parents: J.L. Alford and Frances Gould.

            Preceded in death by sister, Belle Sefton.

            Survived by daughter, Ann Lynn Hatch, Tustin, CA; son, John D. Alford, Jr., Logan, NM; sisters: Annie Parkinson, Graham, TX; Lydia Boatwright and Willa Mary Landolt, both of Albuquerque, NM; Camilla Malone, Lubbock, TX. Burial: 21 Jun 1980; cemetery inscription; Schooler-Hass [Funeral Directors].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates (_____ June 1980) of John alford (SS# issued in NM).

            See the obituaries of his wife, Hilma Lee Eklund Alford; his mother Frances Belle Gould Alford; and his sister Camilla Alford Alvis Malone in this compilation. We included the obituary of his father, Jacob Lauhon Alford, in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: John D. 1909 TX1, Jacob Lauhon 1866 TX2, Jacob Lauhon 1834 LA3, Needham Judge 1789 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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KELLY JIM ALFORD

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Clovis, Curry Co., NM—Tuesday, 22 May 2007

 

 

            Funeral services for Kelly Alford, 46, of Portales, will be 2 P.M., Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Portales.... Burial will be in the Portales Cemetery with David Craig, Glen Johnson, Justin Nance, Brad Nance, Ward Alford and Ryan Craig serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Darius Wendley, Tobin Alford and Johnathon Alford. The family will gather at the home of Bobby and Corene Alford, 416 Broadmoor Acres, in Portales....

            Kelly was born March 16, 1961, in Tucumcari, to the home of Pat and “Babe” Alford and died Sunday, May 20, 2007, in Lubbock, after a short battle with lung cancer. She was a 1978 graduate of Portales High School and went on to graduate from ENMU. At the time of her death she had nearly completed a Master’s Degree in Counseling. Kelly taught in the Portales Public Schools for 19 years, and for the past three years had worked as a developmental specialist for Meca, LLC. During the past nine years as a foster parent she had been foster mother to more than 50 children and young people.

            Kelly was a generous and loyal friend. The needs of others always came before those of her own. She enjoyed photography, scrapbooking, crafts and shopping for her children. Over the past many years, she had attended numerous churches in the area, but considered the First Church of the Nazarene as her home congregation.

            Kelly is survived by her children, Hillary Alford, of Odessa, Texas and Davinna Alford, of Portales, Johnathon Alford, Lexee Alford, Maleikah Alford, Maddison Alford and Daneisha Alford, all of the home; her mother, Pat Alford, of the home; a sister, Peggy (Benjamin) Masias, of Mantiou Springs, Colo.; and a brother, Bobby (Corene) Alford, of Portales; two nieces, Carlie Alford, of Portales and Victoria Masias, of Manitou Springs, Colo.; a nephew, Tobin Alford, of Portales; and her grandmother, Jesse Alford, of Logan, N.M. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Hilda Newton and Allen Alford; and by her father, Clarence “Babe” Alford, who died in 1963.

            Services are under the direction of Wheeler Mortuary in Portales, 505-356-4455.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Kelly Jim Alford (SS# issued in NM), last residence Lovington, Lea Co., NM.

 

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LOYD FRANKLIN HALFORD

 

Stevens Funeral Home

Lovington, Lea Co., NM—_____ February 2010

 

 

            Graveside service for Loyd F. Halford, 80, of Artesia, NM (formerly of Tatum for over 50 years) is scheduled for Monday, February 22, 2010 at 2:00 pm at the Tatum Cemetery. He passed away February 18, 2010 at his residence in Artesia, NM. Services are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

            He was born February 20, 1929 to James and Maime Halford in Hyway, New Mexico. He was a U. S. Air Corp Veteran. He married Allene Halkins September 4, 1965 in Lovington, NM. He loved playing Dominoes at the Senior Citizen Center.

            He is survived by his wife Allene Halford of Tatum, NM; two sons David Nailon & wife Beth of Artesia, NM, Steve Helmer & wife Sue of Tatum, NM, two daughters Patty Beggs and husband Bill of Portales, NM, Pam Hughes and husband Allen of Tatum, NM, 21 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, brother Charlie Halford of Wichita Falls, Kansas, three sisters Wanetta Kay, Velta, & Ida Mae.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Leo and Carl Halford and a sister Floella Miller

            Pallbearers are George Beggs, Jon Bohm, Steven Nailon, John Whitt, Treyton Beggs, and Bryce Bohm.

            Online registry can be accessed at www.stevensfuneral.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Loyd Franklin Halford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Artesia, Eddy Co., NM.

            We included the obituaries of his brother Leo Jefferson Halford in Texas Obituaries; and his sister Floella Halford Miller in California Obituaries.

 

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MARGARET PARNELL ALFORD

Wife of Truman Alford, AAFA #0005

 

SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN

Santa Fe, Santa Fe Co., NM—Tuesday, 18 March 2008

 

            Margaret P. Alford Age 94, of Santa Fe and formerly of Many [Sabine Parish], LA, died peacefully on Friday, March 14, 2008, in Santa Fe.

            She is preceded in death by Lieutenant Colonial Truman Alford (US Army Ret.) on October 26, 1996.

            She is survived by her daughter, Martha Alford Marks [AAFA #0482] and husband, Bernard of Santa Fe. No local services are scheduled; all services will be held in Many, LA. The Rivera Family of Santa Fe Funeral Options 417 East Rodeo Road Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 989-7032.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret P. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 1 March 1914, but her last residence is listed as Lincolnshire, Lake Co., IL, her husband’s place of death.

            Her husband’s lineage: Truman 1911 LA1, Christopher Columbus 1868 LA2, William Riley 1842 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 NC6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MARY EUGENE COOPER HALLFORD

 

CLOVIS NEWS-JOURNAL

Clovis, Curry Co., NM—Sunday, 22 June 2003

 

            Mrs. Mary Hallford, 96, of Portales [Roosevelt Co.], died Friday, June 20, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales.

            She was born on July 7, 1906, in Hall County, Texas, to Ollie and Alexander Cooper. She was the oldest of her family. She lived her early life in the area where she was born.

            On July 17, 1924, in Clarendon, Texas, she married Andy B. Hallford. They farmed in various places in Texas and New Mexico before settling in Portales in 1943. She helped her husband with running the farm, and also did seamstress work for a number of local women. Later she was employed as a seamstress for C.R. Anthony’s.

            After her husband’s death in 1983, she moved to Golden Acres. Since October 1993, she had been a resident at the local rest home in Portales. Family members said she enjoyed going to the Portales Senior Citizens for lunch and the weekly dances; and playing Skip Bo and dominoes, which she generally won. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Buford and Doc Cooper; a sister, Lorene Brantley; a son, Garland Hallford, who died Dec. 11, 1999; a grandchild and a great-grandchild; and by her husband, Andy, who died Dec. 5, 1983.

            Survivors include a son, Lavon Hallford of Portales; a daughter, Wanda (and husband Bill) Sweatt of Artesia; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Hallford of Portales; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

            Services were held at Portales Cemetery.... Arrangements were by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

           

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary E. Hallford (SS# issued in NM).

            See the obituary of her son Garland in this compilation.

 

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MILLIE D. MILES ALFORD

 

DAILY RECORD

Roswell, Chaves Co., NM—Sunday, 2 April 2000

 

            Services for Millie D. Alford, 85, were held on Monday, April 3, in Roswell, New Mexico, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel with interment at South Park Cemetery. She passed away at her residence in Roswell on March 30, 2000.

            Millie was born on March 22, 1915, in Jacksonville [Cherokee Co.], Texas, to James and Martha George Miles. They preceded her in death.

            Survivors include sons, Don (Vi) Burk of Roswell, and Bart Alford of Chickasha, Oklahoma, brother, Challie Miles of Hobbs, sisters, Ora Yates of San Diego, California, and Mozelle Hanley of Oklahoma.

 

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

 

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RICHARD EUGENE HALFORD

 

[A nearly identical article was published the same day in the Santa Fe New Mexican.]

 

GLOBE GAZETTE

Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., IA—Wednesday, 3 September 2008

 

 

            Richard Eugene Halford, 84, passed away peacefully Friday (Aug. 29, 2009) surrounded by his loving family.

            The son of Christine and Sidney Halford was born and raised in Ventura. He served in World War II as a corporal in the United States Army, having served in France, England and Germany.

            Richard graduated from Iowa State University in 1952 with a dual degree in architecture and architectural engineering. He then moved to Santa Fe to begin his architectural career with W.C. Kruger.

            Richard left a distinct mark on Santa Fe and on northern New Mexico, establishing Richard Halford AIA and later La Mancha Realty. He also retired from state employment in the late 1990s, having served as the oversight supervisor of the construction of buildings for the New Mexico National Guard.

            He designed a number of buildings in Santa Fe, including the Casa Loma Apartments, San Francisco Street Parking Garage, Bank of Santa Fe (now Wells Fargo) and Vistas de Santa Fe. Other buildings bearing his mark are La Esquina, PBSW Stationary (now Design Warehouse) and Wilner Podiatrist Center.

            In northern New Mexico he designed Taos High School, Cochiti Elementary, the Tesuque Police Station and in Albuquerque the Medical Examiners’ Building.

            In addition, he served the city of Santa Fe as a councilman in the 1960s.

            He was a past member of the Santa Fe Association of Realtors and as an avid bridge player, joining his friends in the activity every Wednesday, and also was an active member of the Elks Club.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Christine and Sidney Halford; nephew, Robbie Halford; and son-in-law, Daniel Tapia.

            Survivors include Monica Sosaya Halford, his wife of 44 years, a noted artist and santera; and six children, Victoria Murphy (Dennis); Felicia Halford (fiancé Mario Muniz); Richard Halford Jr. (Susan); Raquel Tapia; James Halford and foster daughter, Kathy Gonzales; and a brother Robert Halford and wife Carol Lee.

            Twelve grandchildren include Ben, Carl and Kate Murphy; Angelique and Nicholas Halford; Ambrosio, Jonathan and Christopher Tapia; Sydney Halford; Marina and Patrick Gonzales; and Alexa Baca. A great-grandchild, Aaliyah Tapia, was born shortly before Richard’s death. Nieces and nephews are Nancy, Chris and Todd (Susan) Halford and children Nicholas and Johnny Halford. Many other friends and family survive him.

            Services will begin today, Wednesday, Sept. 3, at McGee Memorial Chapel with visitation at 6 p.m. followed by evening prayer at 6:30 p.m. and a memorial presentation.

            Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday Sept. 4, 2008, at the United Church of Santa Fe (corner of Arroyo Chamiso and St. Michael’s Drive), Santa Fe, N.M. Interment will follow at the National Cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Richard’s name to the following: American Diabetes Association (call 800-342-2382 for information regarding donations) and the E.F. Wallengren Fund for ALS Research, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301.

            Arrangements by Berardinelli Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Richard Eugene Halford (SS# issued by the Railroad) was born 10 July 1924, last residence Santa Fe, Santa Fe Co., NM.

 

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TERESA M. ALFORD YARBROUGH

 

DAILY NEWS

Alamogordo, Otero Co., NM—Saturday, 20 January 2007

 

 

            Teresa Yarbrough, 79, of Tularosa [Otero Co.], died Thursday, January 18, 2007, in Alamogordo.

            Mrs. Yarbrough was born September 22, 1927 in Buffalo [Erie Co.], New York to Frederick Christopher and Magdalene Regina (Kuffel) Alford. In 1945 she graduated from Sandstone (Minnesota) High School. She attended Weber College in Ogden, Utah and received as Associate of Science degree in accounting in 1952. She was an accounting technician with civil service at White Sands Missile Range until her retirement in 1975. Her special interests were baseball, swimming and ice skating. She loved to watch mysteries and Disney movies. She was a member of St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church in Tularosa.

            Survivors include two daughters, Joan Tucker of Kansas City, Missouri, and Patricia MaGoon and her husband Rodney of Rio Rancho; two sons, Gerald Hanson of Carson City, Nevada, and Michael Hanson and his wife Linda of Fayetteville, North Carolina; two stepsons, Alfred Yarbrough and his wife Marie of Los Lunas, and Jimmy Yarbrough and his wife Joy of Alamogordo; four stepdaughters, Barbara Hyde and her husband Bernard of Alamogordo, Wanda Boyce and her husband Sam of La Luz, Elaine Bayes and her husband Billie of Albuquerque, and Jean Rawles and her husband Leonard of Alamogordo; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn Karn of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Barbara Kuhrke of St. Paul, Minnesota; and a brother Patrick Alford and his wife Lois of St. Matthews, South Carolina.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Thomas R. Yarbrough, in 1996.

            A vigil service will be conducted Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the Hamilton-O’Dell Chapel with the Rosary to be recited by Vanita Chelgren.

            Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church....

            Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Tularosa.

            Pallbearers will be Jerrod MaGoon, Richard Tucker, Bernard Hyde, Pat Stanley, Richard Denton and Wrangler Denton....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Teresa M. Yarbrough (SS# issued in MN).

            We included the obituaries of her brother Patrick Henry Alford in South Carolina Obituaries; and sisters Ester May Alford Roth and Barbara Mary Alford Kuhrke in Minnesota Obituaries.

            On the 1930 census in St. Cloud (District 56), Stearns Co., MN, dwelling #46, Teresa is the youngest of 6 children listed with widow Magdalen Alford, age 32 b. in MN (parents b. Prussia and NY). The father of all the children was b. in WI. The first 3 children—Esther 9, Francis 8, and Barbara 6—were b. in MN; and the last 3—Evelin 4, Patrick 3, and Theresa 2—in NY.

            On Fred Christ Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is living in St. Paul, MN. His age is cut off, but he says he was born 4 March 1897 in Dodge, Trempealeau Co., WI. His father’s birth place is LaValle (he spells it Laval), Sauk Co., WI. His nearest relative is Charles Alford at the same address. He is tall with gray eyes and brown hair.

            In 1900 Fred is living with his family in Winona Ward 1 (District 195), Winona Co., MN, dwelling #262:

 

Chas. Alford                    37   b. Dec 1862     WI WI WI      m. 6 years

Metilda            wife          36   b. Aug 1870    MN Germany NY  3 children, 3 living

Danial              son              5   b. Jun 1895      MN WI MN

Fred                 son              3   b. Mar 1897     WI WI MN

Erwin              son              1   b. Apr 1899     MN WI MN

 

            In 1870 Charles is living with his family in New Buffalo, Sauk Co., WI, dwelling #159:

 

Sandford Alford        48      NY         farm laborer

Rosella                       43      NY

Frank                          13      WI

Abby                            9      WI

Charles                         5      WI

 

            RootsWeb Family Trees lists Sanford’s wife as Rose Ellen Clement and his parents as Asahel Alford and Anna Austin.

            Asahel Alford was born 27 Jan 1787 in Becket, Berkshire Co., MA, the son of Asahel and Lydia [NewEnglandAncestors.org].

            Teresa’s lineage: Teresa M. 1927 NY1, Frederick Christopher 1897 WI2, Charles 1865 WI3, Sanford 1822 NY4, Asahel 1787 MA5.

 

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VIRGINIA M. ALFORD

 

ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL

Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., NM—20 November 2008

 

            Virginia M. Alford, 98, a resident of Albuquerque since 1988, died Friday, November 7, 2008.

            She is survived by her two nephews and spouse, one niece and spouse, ten great-grand nieces, nephews and spouses and 13 great, great-grand nieces and nephews.

            Virginia was born September 29, 1910 and raised in Brooklyn, NY and Sayville, Long Island. In the 1940’s she relocated to Oahu, HI then on to San Antonio, TX; Scottsdale, AZ and finally residing in Albuquerque. She was an accomplished oil painter that appreciated all the beauty that surrounded her. Virginia was truly a bright light with a twinkle in her eye for everyone who knew her.

            She will be buried in Brooklyn, NY with her mother, father and three sisters. We will all miss her dearly.

            Catholic Memorial Services will be celebrated on Saturday, November 22, 2008, 8:30 a.m., at Our Lady of the Assumption, corner of Lomas and Tennessee NE. Please visit our online guestbook for Virginia at RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Virginia M. Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Water Mill, Suffolk Co., NY.

 

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VIRGINIA SUE BOWEN ALFORD

 

Getz Funeral Home

Las Cruces, Dona Ana Co., NM—_____ September 2010

 

 

            Sue Alford died at 81 on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at Casabella in Las Cruces, due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. The eldest daughter of Joel Bowen and Frances Hannah Bowen, Sue was born in Minneapolis, MN on November 4, 1928 and raised in Riverside, CA and Beaumont, TX.

            Sue received her B.A. in Education from North Texas University in 1950 and taught school in Roswell, NM and El Paso, TX. After earning her M.A. in Speech Pathology from New Mexico State University in 1968, she worked as a speech therapist and educational diagnostician for the public schools in Las Cruces and El Paso, TX. She also served as the director of the Child Find/Serve program for Region XIX Educational Service Center in El Paso for many years. After her retirement in 1993, Sue moved to Rio Rancho where she continued to work for the public school system and as a mediator and child advocate for the New Mexico Assistance League. She relocated to Las Cruces in 2004.

            Sue was a former member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Las Cruces. She was preceded in death by her brother, Dr. James Bowen and her daughter, Annette Jo Alford. She is survived by her former husband, Hoy Alford of Las Cruces; her daughters, Shirley J. Alford and Carla L. Alford, of Las Cruces; and a sister, Shirley Walker of Dallas, TX.

            A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alzheimersassociation.org).

 

In another article:

 

ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL

Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., NM—10 October 2010

 

            Sue Alford died at 81 on Thursday, September 23, 2010 in Las Cruces, due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

            Raised in Beaumont, TX, and Riverside, CA, she attended North Texas University in 1950 and upon graduation taught school in Roswell, NM and El Paso, TX. After earning her M.A. in Speech Pathology from NMSU in 1968, Sue worked as a speech therapist and educational diagnostician for the public schools in Las Cruces and El Paso, TX. She also served as the director of the Child Find program for Region XIX Educational Service Center in El Paso for many years.

            After retiring in 1993, Sue moved to Rio Rancho where she continued to work for the public schools and as a mediator and child advocate for the NM Assistance League. She relocated to Las Cruces in 2004.

            Sue is survived by her former husband, Hoy Alford and daughters, Shirley J. Alford and Carla L. Alford, of Las Cruces.

            A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date. Services have been entrusted to Getz Funeral Home. To send private condolences online log on to www.GetzCares.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Virginia Sue Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Las Cruces, Dona Ana Co., NM.

            See the obituary of her daughter, Annette Jo Alford, in this compilation.

 

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WILLIAM AYDEN HALFORD, JR.

 

ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL

Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., NM—Sunday, 8 April 2001

 

            W.A. “Bill” Halford, 77, a resident of Truth Or Consequences [Sierra Co.], New Mexico since 1992, died Friday, March 23, after a long illness. He was born May 23, 1923, in Monroe [Le Flore Co.], Oklahoma, to William A. and Mittie Halford. He was active in the Sierra Church of Christ for many years.

            Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Ann Halford; one daughter, Myrna Moyle and husband Butch of Bailey, Colorado; one son, Rod Halford and wife, Carole, of Albuquerque; two grandchildren, First Lt. Kevin Owens and Cara Moyle; and one great-granddaughter, Bethany Tharp.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that W.A. Halford (SS# issued in CA) was born 22 May 1923.

            The family is listed on the 1930 census in Monroe, Le Flore Co., OK, dwelling #119: Will A. Halford, farmer age 37 b. AR (parents b. TN and AR); his wife Mittie L. 37 OK; daughter Laverne A. 10 OK; and sons Will Jr. 7 OK and Berle 2-9/12 OK. Will and Mittie were both age 21 at first marriage.

            In 1920 they are still in Monroe, dwelling #130: William A. Halford, farmer age 26 b. AR (parents b. TN and TX); his wife Mittie 25 b. AR; and his wife’s nephew. Next door are William’s parents: Thomas L. Halford, farmer age 50 b. TN (parents b. TN and NC); his wife Lillie S. 48 b. TX; and 4 children, all b. AR.

            On William Aiden Halford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 24, a married self-employed farmer living in Hackett, Sebastian Co., AR. He says he was born 19 Dec 1892 in Boonville, Logan Co., AR. He is medium height and has brown eyes and black hair. William clearly signed his middle name “Aiden,” but he is consistently listed as William Ayden on Rootsweb Family Trees submissions.

            William Ayden Halford died 23 Dec 1953 in Monroe, LeFlore Co., OK, and is buried near his parents in West Harmony Cemetery near Hartford, Sebastian Co., AR, where he is listed as William Halford with full birth and death dates [http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ar/sebastian/cemeteries/westharm.txt]. He married his first wife, Mittie Louelyn Bowlin, about 1919, and had at least 3 children. He married his second wife, Roxie Ada Tennessee White, about 1934 and had at least 1 child.

            From RootsWeb Family Trees: Thomas Lafayette Halford, born 8 July 1870 in Gibson Co., TN. He married Lillie Susan Walker on 4 Oct 1891 in Carolan, Logan Co., AR. They had 6 children. Lillie died 12 Jan 1927 in Hartford, Sebastian Co., AR. Thomas died 10 March 1955 in Monroe, Le Flore Co., OK. They are both buried in West Harmony Cemetery, Sebastian Co., AR.

            William’s HALFORD lineage (from RootsWeb): William Ayden 1923 OK1, William Ayden 1892 AR1, Thomas Lafayette 1870 TN2, Alfred Marion 1831 TN3, Bradley 1792 NC4, John 1765 NC5, John 1748 VA6.