Leone Mae Whiteford Alspaugh Sands, 86, of Traverse City, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 surrounded by family. Leone was born April 29, 1931 in Alden, the daughter of Grace and Walter Whiteford.
Leone is survived by her children, Rodney (Cindy) Alspaugh, Michael (Marion) Alspaugh, David Alspaugh, Dawn (Stephen) Schultz, Susan Krieser, Vicky (Kalani) Elderts; 34 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Gary (Coleen) Whiteford, Joann (Bruce) Jenkins and Valerie Case.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph; two brothers, James and Norman Whiteford; son-in-law, David Krieser; and great-grandson, Chance Dias-Elderts.
A memorial service is planned for June 2018 at Aspen Hills Apartments, 1291 Oak Terrace Dr., Traverse City, MI.
Published on January 3, 2018