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Alice Arlene Harford
June 11, 1929 ~ March 8, 2014
Resident of Walnut Creek
Alice "Arlene" Harford passed away at Manor Care in Walnut Creek, CA at the age of 84, following a long battle with brain cancer. She is pre-deceased by William Harford, her husband of 57 years. She is survived by her brother, Eugene Bissell; her children, Richard, Janet and David; daughter-in-law, Susan; and granddaughters, Jennifer, Elisabeth and Stephanie.
Arlene was born and grew up in Oakland, CA. She graduated from Castlemont High School in 1946 where she was an active participant in the girl's athletic Block C Society. She was a member of Hillside Presbyterian Church Choir in Oakland where she met her future husband. Arlene and Bill were married in 1949 and moved to Danville, CA in 1953.
In addition to taking care of her husband and raising three children, Arlene had many interests and activities. She was active in PTA, a Cub Scout Den Mother and a Girl Scout leader. She was a member of the Diablo Women's Choir where she enjoyed sing Alto for many years. Arlene was a member of Friends of Discovery for 34 years volunteering at the Thrift Station, which benefits the Discovery Counseling Center in Danville, CA. Arlene enjoyed golf and tennis at Diablo Country Club where she and her husband were long time members. Arlene was an avid Bridge player, enjoying membership in many Bridge groups.
Friends are invited to a memorial service and reception on Monday March 17th at 2:00 PM at Wilson & Kratzer Chapel of San Ramon Valley, 825 Hartz Way, Danville. Contributions in Arlene's memory may be made to Discovery Counseling Center, 115A Town & Country Drive, Danville, CA 94526 and Hospice of the East Bay, 3470 Buskirk Ave., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523.

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Published in East Bay Times on Mar. 13, 2014
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