Joseph Burns Alford
Jan 3, 1930 - Jan 27, 2013
Joe passed away surrounded by his loving family. Joe was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dollie and Harold Alford and his wife, Evadine Alford. He is survived by his daughter Donna Merkel (Robert) of Kauai HI, Gail Jarboe (Wes) of Modesto, CA and son Eric Alford of Forest Hill, CA, his sister Janice Chancellor (Jack). Grandchildren, Jason Alford, Robert Merkel Jr., Brian Merkel and Craig Jarboe. Great-grandchildren, Tyler and Kaden Alford and Eli Merkel.
Joe was born in Bokoshe OK. He moved to Modesto at a young age and graduated from Modesto High School in 1948. He served three years in the Coast Guards during the Korean War. He worked for Bank of America for 33 years. He enjoyed golf and traveling.
The family gives special thanks to Valley Comfort and Community Hospice for their compassionate care.
Services are private, under the direction of Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel.
Published in the Modesto Bee on Feb. 5, 2013