Alice Sharp, 95, of Oakdale passed away March 7, 2016. Alice was born in Salida, to parents Joseph V. Cardoza and Frances Gaspar. She was one of sixteen children. She married Raymond J. Sharp on January 21, 1946 in Yuma, Arizona. They had three children. She and Ray lived in Knights Ferry raising their family and working on their family turkey ranch, Wiechens Brothers Hatchery. She worked at Hunters store and was a caregiver to Mrs. Hunter. Then moved to Oakdale, catering at Moss Rose Bakery and working at the Poultry plant then Hunt-Wesson cannery where she retired at age 79. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, going to the Oakdale Rodeo Parade, football games and Portuguese celebrations, watching NASCAR and Dr. Oz. She was a member of Native Daughters Of Golden West for over 25 years. She was also a member of Knights Ferry Museum. She supported Veterans. She was a loving mother, Grandma Vava, and a friend to many. Loved by all. She left a legacy of giving that lives on in her family and those who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond and her grandson Stanley Colombo. She is survived by her sister Violet Perry of Manteca, children James Sharp, daughters Liz (Stan) Colombo, and Annette Hunter all of Oakdale. Grandchildren Jamie Colombo, Jasmine and Raven Sharp, Katelyn and Garrett Hunter, and great-granddaughter, Amalia. The family would like to express gratitude to caregivers and wonderful friends that loved her and that took care of her.
Visitation will be at Oakdale Memorial Chapel Wednesday, March 16 from 3-7 p.m. Graveside service will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Knights Ferry at 10 a.m. on Thursday March, 17.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
March 16, 2016