|Birth: ||May 27, 1918|
New Mexico, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 15, 2001|
The La Grande Observer Newspaper, La Grande, Union County, Oregon; Obituaries published November 12-24, 2001.
Merle Alford Joseph 1918-2001
Merle L. Alford, 83, of Joseph, died Nov. 15 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., in Enterprise. Burial will be at Enterprise Cemetery.
Mr. Alford was born May 27, 1918, to George L. and Ruth Carter Alford in Causey, N.M. He graduated from Enterprise High School in 1937, and on Nov. 9, 1943, he married Aleene Barton of Bend. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He was a partner in owning and operating the Alford Ranch in Joseph for over 50 years. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, the Wallowa County Grain Growers and the Good Sam RV Club.
He enjoyed his family, hunting, fishing and farming.
Survivors include his wife and two sons, Gary L. and John M. Alford, all of Joseph; a daughter, Marietta Hauser of Twin Falls, Idaho; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Clebert Alford of Portland, George Alford of Joseph and Glen Alford of Amity; a sister, Joan Tippett of Asotin, Wash.; and other relatives.
Memorials may be made to any charity.
George Leonard Alford (1896 - 1979)
Ruth Lucretia Carter Alford (1899 - 1986)
Aleene Claire Barton Alford (1922 - 2009)
Gary Leonard Alford (1945 - 2016)*
Merle Leonard Alford (1918 - 2001)
Clebert Carter Alford (1920 - 2010)*
George Wayne Alford (1921 - 2002)*
Glen Emory Alford (1927 - 2003)*
Plot: Wagner Section, Lot 021, Grave 44
Maintained by: Bonnie Dilworth
Originally Created by: Grave Helper
Record added: Dec 07, 2009
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