Obituary: Alice Jean Tone
February 4, 1925 - March 23, 2016
Alice Jean Tone, 91, passed away peacefully at home from heart failure on March 23, 2016, with her family by her side. Jean was born Feb. 4, 1925, in Elk Point, South Dakota, to Albert and Alice May (Eslick) Nichols.
At age 12, the family moved from their farm to Hollywood, California. Jean went on to work at a bank, often waiting on actors like John Carradine and Errol Flynn. In 1947, she married Richard M. Tone and they moved to Eugene, Oregon. The family moved briefly to South Africa in 1967 before settling in Prescott, Arizona, in 1969. Jean worked 25 years in the medical field with Drs. Dale Ring and David Rummel. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, tole painting, playing Rummikub and watching Jeopardy.
Survivors include her son, Richard Tone (Lycrisia); daughters Gini
Norgard, Susan Tone, Tami Knapp (Vern), and Molly Parrott (Gary); nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren; and nephew, Michael Sorgaard (Pat).
Jean was witty and had a thirst for knowledge. Her friendships were lifelong, and her kindness to others earned her many stars in heaven.
Jean is predeceased by her son, Jon; sister, Mary Sorgaard; and husband, Richard.
She requested there be no service. A gathering of friends and family will take place at a later date. Family may be contacted at 1244 Overstreet Drive, Prescott, AZ 86303.
Information provided by survivors.