Friends are respectfully invited to attend funeral services Friday, February 12 at 3 p.m. Miss Anderson dressed herself and accompanied the Smith woman to where she found Alford lying on the sidewalk, bleeding from a bullet wound in his head. and the Pioneer Club of the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company. About oclock this morning Carrie Smith awakened Belle Anderson, a resident of the tenderloin district, and told her that Alvord [sic] had shot himself. Some of his friends advised him to resign, fearing harm would result, and he said he would resign in the spring, when he expected to secure other employment. Alford was found in front of Days saloon in Watsonville with a bullet wound in the temple. Bitter feeling was engendered among all the night rounders against Alford.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita; two sons, Jack, of El Cajon, and Leroy, of Anaheim; two brothers, Bill of San Diego, and Justin of Exeter, Calif.; three sisters, Frances Craig of San Diego, Betty Krehbiel of St. People here are still divided between the theories of suicide and murder.
EVENING TRIBUNE San Diego, San Diego Co., CAWednesday, 15 February 1984 Services for Jack E. The inquest has been postponed until Monday, so as to give the officers more time to work on the case.
Alvord Sr., 76, a 51-year resident of San Diego who recently moved to Joshua Tree, Calif., were today in Greenwood Mortuary. He died Thursday [February 9] in a hospital in Loma Linda, Calif. Alvord was born in Minnesota and owned the Alvord Concrete Co. Alford was a member of the United Workmen and leaves a widow and eight children.
The pickup was totaled when it plunged 75 feet and landed on its roof at the bottom of Eliza Creek.
The fire was started by the carelessness of a 12-year old boy riding an all-terrain vehicle in which the heat of the engine and exhaust caused extreme dry rangeland to burst into flames.