Alcene Joy Getty passed away on Friday, March 15, 2013 at the age of 83 at Lodi Memorial Hospital. She was born to John and Dovelle Nowatny on December 17, 1930 in White Lake, South Dakota, where she spent her childhood. At 18 years old she married her lifetime soul mate, Leroy Getty.
Alcene persevered through many trying times when Leroy was sent to many fields of action in Korea and Vietnam during his 14 years in the Air Force. She began her career in finance, working at many of the Air Force bases where they were living. She concluded the last 11 years of her career as the Director of Patient Finances at Presbyterian Hospital in San Francisco. Alcene and Roy retired in 1984 Making Lodi, CA their home for 35 years. She was an avid reader, enjoyed ceramics, and loved gourmet cooking. Her constant companions were Panda and Corky, her beloved dogs.
Alcene was preceded in death by her husband Leroy Getty; her parents: John and Dovelle Nowatny; two brothers: Jack and Wilcey; and a sister Mavis.
She is survived by her sister Lorene (Ken) Stevenson of Tampa, FL; her three sons: David (Monique Rouleau) Getty of Fort Worth TX, Paul (Julie) Getty of Lodi, CA, Mark Getty of Lodi, CA; grandchildren: Marco (Amber) Getty, Steven Getty, Guinevere "G.G." and Jocelyne "J.J." Getty; great grandson Elias Getty; and her constant companions and beloved dogs Panda and Corky.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 22, 2013 at Cherokee Memorial Park. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the
, 207 E. Alpine Ave, Stockton, CA 95204.