VIOLET LUCILLE CLEPPER MEHRKAM
1923 TX –2011 TX
From Houston Chronicle
Houston, Harris Co., TX—Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Lucille Mehrkam, was born
October 31, 1923 in Houston, TX and passed away Saturday, October 29, 2011.
She is survived by son, Thomas Owen Mehrkam and
his wife Patricia; daughter, Sandy Andrew and her husband Marvin Rincker;
grandson, Loren C. Andrew; granddaughter, Celine-Marie Webb; great
grandchildren, Ryan Calvin and McKenzie Lynn Andrew; and her brother, Jim
Clepper and wife Marilyn.
Visitation and funeral services will be held at
Garden Oaks Baptist Church, 3206 N Shepherd Dr. Houston, TX 77018; visitation
will be Tuesday, November 1, 2011 from 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm.; funeral services to
follow at 1:00 pm. Internment to follow at Brookside Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, please make donations to Alzheimer's Associations, American Hospice or
Interfaith Care Partners.
AAFA NOTES: SSDI
records confirm the birth and death dates of Lucille C. Mehrkam (SS# issued in TX),
last residence not listed.
Lucille’s first name was Violet, but she never
From Gil Alford, AAFA #0019:
Lucille Mehrkam was the second person I heard from after I began my Alford adventure
in 1982, and she remained with us to the end. For years she was my closest
associate, and later one of my closest associates. Within a month of having
made contact she mailed more Alford data, and the names and addresses of more
folks with an Alford interest for me to contact, than any other person over the
last thirty years. I can honestly say, and have pretty good proof to back it
up, that were it not for her early contribution of data and information I
probably would never have begun to publish About Alfords. Consequently
it is probable that the AAFA would never have been created. We communicated by
phone, letters, and email and she continued to write even after her macular
degeneration made it next to impossible to read or write. The Alford community
will miss Lucille, but thanks to her kind and generous nature, her Alford
information will live on.
Some of the early letters that Gil and Lucille
exchanged are posted under Lucille’s AAFA “home
Her Alford lineage, from her grandmother:
Margaret Grace 1877 TX3, John Peachman 1841 AL4, Willliam
B. 1808 SC5.