Alice B. Allred
Alice B. Allred, formerly of Grand Junction, died Friday, Oct. 14, at Pikes Peak Care Center in Colorado Springs. She was 90 years old.Mrs. Allred had been a Grand Junction resident for more than 50 years. She was born Alice B. Arbaney on April 27, 1915, in Basalt. Her parents were Laurent Arbaney Sr. and Mary Arbaney, one of many pioneering families of Basalt and the Aspen valley that emigrated from the Aosta Valley in northern Italy in the late 1800s. She graduated from Basalt Union High School in 1933.Alice married Bert P. Allred on April 28, 1945, in San Francisco. After World War II they settled in Grand Junction, and co-founded B&B Electric. Before her marriage and during the war she was a telephone operator and trainer. During the 1970s, she was the admissions director at Grand Junction Osteopathic Hospital, which is now Community Hospital.Survivors include two sons: Ronald D. Allred and his wife, Joyce Allred, of Telluride and Maui, Hawaii, and William D. Allred of Grand Junction; daughter Sandy Goad and her husband, Larry D. Goad, of Monument; a sister, Eva Gerbaz of Gerbazdale; sister-in-law “Toots” (Beulah) Arbaney of Basalt; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews including Pat (Arbaney) and Lonnie Mayhugh, and Dick and Judy Arbaney of Grand Junction; Judy (Arbaney) and Wyland Kittle, and Delores (Gerbaz) Stutsman of Basalt; Doug and Seika Gerbaz of Aiea, Hawaii; Jerry and Judy Gerbaz of Gerbazdale; and Kevin and Lois Arbaney of Parachute.An infant daughter, husband Bert, one grandson, three brothers and one sister preceded her in death.A graveside service will take place on at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Grand Junction. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Hospice of the Grand Valley, P.O. Box 60307, Grand Junction, CO 81506. Martin Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
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