M.S. Strawberry Jack Jack Alford Jr.

November 11, 1923June 11, 2011

M.S. Jack Alford, Jr. "Strawberry Jack ", 87 of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away on June 11, 2011. beloved husband of the late Christine Alford; dear father of William, Gary and David Alford, John Shelton, Donna Morris and Denise Lewis. Dear grandfather of 19, and great grandfather of 20. Our dear uncle and friend of many. Jack was a WW II Marine Corps. veteran and a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. A member of American Legion Post # 44, VFW Post 3513 and a member of the Hashknife Pony Express. Jack retired after 31 years with SRP as Zanjero. Visitation Thurs. 6 - 9 PM at Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257, where services will be held 2:30 PM Friday. Interment with military honors at Green Acres Memorial Gardens. Contributions to Hashknife Pony Express are appreciated.


  • Funeral Service Friday, June 17, 2011
  • Visitation Thursday, June 16, 2011

M.S. Strawberry Jack Jack Alford Jr.

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Darrell & Debbie Friend

June 29, 2011

We were saddened when we recently learned of Strawberry Jack's passing. The short time we knew him we grew to love him. So kind, so patriotic, such a gentleman and good friend! Our prayers for comfort are for you, his family.

Maggie Cherner

June 16, 2011

To the Alford Family, I am so deeply sorry to hear of your loss. I will always remember Jack, he was Area 11 Alford to me. I have very fond memories of those days here at SRP. I can see him standing in front of the old field office and the zanjero tract house that he lived in next door.

June 15, 2011

It is with deepest sorrow I hear of Jack's passing. He married one of the greatest ladies in the world who unfortunately passed to early in life! They are now together; a true blessing. I'll always remember Jack as the Prince among Men! Our most sincere condolences to all the family.
Darrell Jordan, Mesa, AZ
Dona Waggoner, Tempe, AZ

June 15, 2011

Dear Alford Family,
Our deepest sympathy in this time of loss.
Every Marine, past and present is an honored part of our family.
Semper Fi,
Ron Enderle
Fallen Marine Program
Marine Corps League
Detachment 1296
East Valley Marines.

Robin Parry

June 15, 2011

Jim and I are so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Losing your Father is difficult regardless of age or illness. We do have a fond memory of "Papa Jack" arriving at David's Birthday party in his new sports car. I think he would have been around 80 years old at the time. Incredible. David, you and your wonderful family are in our hearts and prayers at this difficult time. Jim and Robin Parry

Tina Robinson (Larson)

June 15, 2011

I just wanted to take a moment to send my condolences to you & your family during this difficult time. My heart & prayers go out to you.
God Bless!
<3 Tina

Jerry Brannan

June 14, 2011

I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Alford. I can only imagine the loss that you must feel. He has left a great legacy with his deeds, family, and friends.

God Bless You All,

Jerry Brannan

Don Chiappetti

June 14, 2011

We are very sorry for your loss. The Alford family is in our prayers. Jack was a patriarch that I always loved seeing as a fixture in Scottsdale.