Alan Lee Ekstrom went to be with our Lord on May 13, 2012, at the age of 63, after a brief illness. A Memory of Life Service was held on Sunday, May 20, in Chico, Calif. Condolences may be sent to Darlene Ekstrom, 1555 E Lassen Ave., Unit 1, Chico, CA 95973.
Alan was born June 14, 1948, in St. James, to Arnold and Dorothy Ekstrom. He graduated from St. James High School in 1966, and began his career in the Navy after graduation. He met and married his loving wife Darlene in Hawaii in 1972. They were married 40 years. They had two children, Ann and Charles; seven grandchildren, Michael, Christina, Tanya, Brandon, Haleigh, Hunter and Matthew; and two great-grandchildren, Aiden and Abigail. Alan retired from the Navy in August of 1986, after 20 years of service. He then worked for Lockheed Support Systems for three years before moving back to St. James in 1989. In 2006, Alan and Darlene moved to Chico, Calif.
Alan is survived by his wife; children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother, Arne Ekstrom; and sisters, Lois Tripoda and Beverly Buller.