Alice Aileen Hampton (Redmond) known as Aileen by family and friends was born on February 2, 1946 in Portland, Oregon to the union of the late Hugh & Lassie Hampton. She was the
fourth of seven children. At the age of three her father died in a tragic accident. The family later relocated to Seattle, Washington. She had a very close relationship with her siblings in childhood and adulthood. Her family meant the world to her. Alice grew up in the Valley of the Central District and she attended Harrison Elementary School, Madrona Elementary School, Meany Jr. High and Garfield High School. She would be a Bulldog for life. While at Harrison Elementary school she met Frankie Evans and at Meany Jr. High she met Roberta Redmond and her younger sister Joyce Redmond not knowing that their friendship would change her life forever. They all became sister-friends for life.
Alice met Ralph Q. Redmond Jr. through her friend Roberta and their friendship grew into love and they later married. To their union five children were born, Ralph Q. Redmond III, Rochelle L. Redmond, Teri R. Redmond-Ward, Reynaldo R. Redmond and Rashawna M. Redmond. She had 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Alice and Ralph would later divorce, but remain best friends. Alice raised Rochelle’s five children after her passing as her own: Reyna Redmond, Alex Redmond, Elzena Jenkins, Aliyah Jenkins and Sidney Jenkins. She would babysit her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Alice was employed with Western Electric Company, Kenworth Truck Company as a Union Representative and Laidlaw Transit as a School Bus Driver.
Alice was a girly girl and a tomboy all rolled into one. She loved playing and watching all sports. She participated n volleyball and track in Jr. High school. As an adult she played volleyball, softball and soccer, and was the goalie for her championship soccer team. She also coached soccer for many years. She enjoyed bowling and bowled in WIBC league, winning many awards over the years.
Alice loved to dance, she hosted the best card nights, and was an amazing cook. She was famous for her fried chicken and macaroni and cheese. She had a laugh that was contagious and she would laugh so hard she would start crying and trying to catch her breath.
Alice was very family oriented and supportive of all who were near and dear to her heart. A truly beautiful woman, inside and out, she would open her home to whomever needed a place to stay or food to eat. She will be missed by all who came to know and love her.
Alice was called home on August 28, 2020 at the age of 74 She was preceded in death by her grandparents, William and Alice Fowler; parents, Hugh & Lassie Hampton; daughter, Rochelle Leone Redmond; granddaughter, Angel Redmond; Sister, Thelma January, brother, Hugh (Poin) Hampton; ex-husband and best friend, Ralph Redmond, Jr.
Alice leave to celebrate her love and life her children: Ralph Redmond III, Teri Redmond-Ward, Reynaldo Redmond, Sr. (Mateaa) and Rashawna Redmond (Robbie Delgardo); grandchildren, Kenyatta, Reyna, Alex, Rachel, Elzena, Aliyah, Rio, Tariq, Sidney, Ralph IV, Ishane’, Takiyah, Isaac III, Reynaldo, Jr., Taja, I'zeyah, Reyn, Reyonna, Ryann, Reylonn and Nova; great-grandchildren, Xavier, Saniyah, Rochelle, Malachi, Chancellor, Isla, Alex Jr., Adonai, Raelynn and Aryn; siblings, Clara Hubbard (Joe-Deceased), Bruce Hampton (Beverly), Preston Hampton (Marita Dingus) and Augustini Hampton; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws and loving friends.
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