As part of the Greatest Generation, Alita served as a nurse at Williams Air Field during World War II. Proud of being a native Arizonan, she was a member of the First Families of Arizona, played softball for the World Champion A-1 Queens earning a place in the Arizona Softball Hall of Fame in 2004 and loved taking part in the Model A Ford Club activities.
Her grandchildren remember with fondness, how they knew to be quiet when grandma was doing her Bible study, which was a great source of strength for her. She will be greatly missed and always remembered.
A memorial service was held Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Messinger Mortuary.
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Eleanor was born here in Phoenix June 21, 1921. She graduated from Phoenix Union High School in 1939 where she reined as Queen of the Masque of the Yellow Moon. In addition to her accomplishments in softball, Firp was also an outstanding golfer and bowler.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, September 3 at 11:00 am at St. Mary's basilica, 231 N. 3rd St. Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting donations to the Arizona Softball Foundation.
Arizona Softball Foundation
3818 E. St. Catherine
Phoenix, AZ 85042
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A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, January 15, from 2:00-4:00 with a memorial service following at 4:00 at Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary: 719 N. 27th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85009. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to: Arizona Softball Hall of Fame - 3818 E. St. Catherine, Phx. AZ 85042 or Humane Society - 1521 W. Dobbins, Phx. AZ 85042 or Hospice of the Valley - 1510 E. Flower St., Phx. AZ 85014.
ASF Hall of Fame member and long time Arizona softball icon and advocate for fastpitch, A.C. Williams, died August 31, 2010. He was 85 years old. Read more and leave a tribute to him by signing his guestbook.