Alfa Jean Wirtz, 71, a resident of The Dalles, Oregon died at home Sunday, October 5, 2014.
Alfa was born February 3, 1943 in The Dalles, Oregon to Alfred and Julieanna (Muldanner) Payne. She was raised and educated in Grass Valley, Oregon graduating from Sherman High School. Following High School she attended beauty school. On November 26, 1965 she and Clifford Wirtz were married in Reno, Nevada. Alfa worked at Columbia Basin Nursing Home for fifteen years and also worked for The Dalles Chronicle for ten years.
She is survived by her daughters, Ronda Wirtz of The Dalles, Oregon and Kelly Dillard of Dufur, Oregon; brother Jim Payne and his wife Shawn of Moro, Oregon; sisters Leone Gomez and her husband Hal of Sacramento, California and Lois Kidney and her husband Larry of Tucson, Arizona and her ex-husband Clifford Wirtz of Dufur, Oregon. Three grandchildren Carolann, Michael and Destiny Dillard and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Services will be held on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 10:00 am at Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Home at Last Humane Society.
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