Alice Jean Willeford passed away Saturday, 10/15/2016, at the age of 83, after suffering a stroke in July. Jean was born 11/02/1932, in Arbuckle, CA. Jean graduated from Pierce High School in 1950, and from there she went to Armstrong College in Berkeley. During this time is when she met her future husband Loren R. Willeford and they were married 12/24/1954, in Rushville, Indiana. Jean worked for a family floor covering business, H. W. Rivett Company prior to beginning her career with the State of California. Jean retired from the Employment Development Department in 1995, after 10 years of State service. After retirement Jean traveled and was active in the Tuesday Club of Sacramento, the Daughters of the Nile and the Native Daughters of California before she moved to assisted living. Jean is survived by her daughter Bettina L. Oldham of College City, CA; son Loren A. Willeford (Gwendolyn) of Port St. Lucie, FL; grandchildren Katherine A. Thompson (Jonathan), Andrew Z. Oldham (Alyssa) and Samuel A. Willeford; great granddaughters Lorna Annalise America Thompson and Mayah Allison Cora Thompson (due in December); brother-in-law John S. Willeford of Sacramento, CA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association ( www.alz.org ) Funeral arraignments are under the direction of George L. Klumpp Funeral Directors, 2691 Riverside Boulevard, Sacramento, CA. Viewing will be Wednesday, 10/19/2016, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and services will be Thursday, 10/20/2016, noon.
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