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Alfred Calderon
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Funeral service for Alfred Calderon, 88, of Elgin, Oklahoma, will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 12, 2017, at the Elgin Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Larry Thoma, officiating. Burial will follow at the Elgin Memorial Cemetery under the direction of the Elgin Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Elgin Funeral Home. Mr. Calderon went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, January 9, 2017 in Lawton, Oklahoma at the age of 88. Alfred was born March 24, 1928 in Apache, Oklahoma to Julio and Carolina (Ramirez) Calderon. He attended Elgin Public Schools and married Arline (Sandy) Harrel on June 15, 1949 in Wichita Falls, TX. They were happily married for 67 years. He worked at Home D�cor and Air Conditioning for many years and later began working in sheet metal, where he was a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 124 and Sheet Metal Workers International Association for over 40 years. He was a Sheet Metal journeyman for over 25 years until his retirement in 1990. In the late 1970�s he began farming and raising cattle east of Elgin until stopping for health reasons in 2006. Alfred and Arline lived in Medicine Park for 27 years before moving to their home in Elgin in 1987. Growing up he was very good at roller skating and later enjoyed bowling and playing golf. He and Arline were well known at the �coffee shop� at Ball�s Caf� in Sterling. He was a member of the Elgin First Baptist Church and rejoiced in singing hymns and attending church services. Although he was a quiet man, Arline more than made up for it in conversation with their many friends. He enjoyed family get-togethers and helping with family projects. He dearly loved his daughters (the girls), his grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by both family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Arline Calderon; 2 daughters: Doretta Johnson and her husband Mike, of Elgin and Belinda Brown and her husband Doyle, of Elgin; 3 grandsons: Clint Janda and his wife Lori of Elgin, Nick Brown and his wife Charlotte of Lawton, and Michael Johnson of La Place, LA; 1 granddaughter, Lindsay Geiger and her husband Stanton; 1 sister, Lydia Fetter of Cathedral City, CA; 3 brothers: Junior Calderon and his wife Judy of Hammond, IN, Michael Carretero and his wife Rhonda of Oklahoma City, and Jesse Carretero of Oklahoma City; 1 sister-in-law, Eva Calderon of Cathedral City, CA; 1 brother-in-law, Harry Zapinski of Troy, MI; 7 great grandchildren: Cade and Logan Janda, Alli and Wyatt Geiger, Riley Brown, Clayton and Trevor Johnson; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Julio Calderon; his mother and stepfather, Carolina and Luis Carretero; 1 brother, Alexander Calderon; and 1 sister, Shirley Zapinski. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Alzheimer�s Association.

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