Alice was born August 23, 1923, in Eatontown, NJ, and died May 11, 2012, in Santa Rosa, CA. Alice had an interesting life as a switchboard operator where she talked to Elvis Presley, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Richard Nixon. She had one brother, Frank Holmgren, who was the last living survivor of the Juno that went down in Subic Bay in World War II, and one sister, Lois DeVito, who lives in Florida. Her mother, Alfreda Holmgren, lived to be 107. Alice was in the U.S. Navy WAVES in World War II. She married Trafford Charlton, in 1941, in Loyola, California. They had two sons; Ronald Charlton of Santa Rosa and Craig, deceased. She is survived by her daughter-in-law; Sharon Charlton, grand children; April and Tony Querica, David and Evonne Charlton, Jason Charlton, Jessica and ChadJessi Moreland, Lisa Greene and Shaun Charlton. She is also survived by her great grandchildren; Michael and Nicole Querica and David, Daniel and Devin Charlton. She was a loving mother and friend to all. She will be missed by everyone and will see her loved ones in heaven. Arrangements entrusted to: LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL, Directors (707)539.2921
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Published in the Press Democrat from May 20 to May 21, 2012