Janine Whitaker Alfke, 54, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 31, 2015. Janine was a graduate of Millbrook High School in 1980. She studied at Western Carolina University from 1980-1982 and later received a Graduate Gemology Degree from the Gemological Institute of America. She is survived by her husband Fred Alfke of Vacaville, CA, daughter Rebecca Nelson Thompson of Hillsboro, OR, mother Nancy A. Eubanks of Durham N.C., pre-deceased by her father Harry E. Whitaker of Raleigh, N.C., survived by her sisters Colleen Lowe of Eugene OR, Bonnie Whitaker of Graham, N.C. and Amy Edwards of Virginia Beach, VA. A private memorial is being planned. Heaven has gained a loving, enthusiastic and hard working angel.