ELIZABETH GIVENS ALFORD
Wife of Glenn Ashton Alford, AAFA #0038
1916 LA – 2008 LA
Photo from E.J. Fielding Funeral Home
New Orleans, LA—Saturday, 18 October 2008
Elizabeth Givens Alford passed away on Friday,
October 17, 2008. She was born in Simsboro, LA on November 13, 1916 to the late
William A. and Mary Elizabeth Gullatt Givens and was raised in Ruston, LA.
She graduated from LA Tech, continued her
graduate studies at the University of Texas and began a teaching career at
Pineville High School. In 1941 Elizabeth married Glenn Alford, a State
Trooper in Tallulah, LA. Glenn joined the U.S. Coast Guard, twins were born and
they moved to Covington where she was "drafted" as a math teacher
during the war. God blessed them with four additional children and as the last
was established in school, Mrs. Alford returned to teaching Advanced
Mathematics at Covington High School. She sponsored the National Honor Society,
Math Club and was instrumental in leading Prep Quiz Bowl students to several
consecutive victories. In time she was able to fulfill her lifelong ambition to
visit "Far Away Places" from Ireland to Greece and Egypt to China.
She is survived by two sons: John and Glenn,
Jr.; four daughters: Nancy Kynerd, Susan Monlezun, Mary Lou Alford and Carolyn
Ward; her brother, Raymond Givens; seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited
to attend the Funeral Services on Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 3:00 PM from
the chapel at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington, LA
70433. Visiting hours will begin at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow services at
Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Covington....
Photo from Pinecrest
Memorial Gardens, Covington, St. Tammany Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com
Permission granted by
the photographer, Katie O’Brien Simoneaux
AAFA NOTES: SSDI
records confirm the birth and death dates of Elizabeth Alford (SS# issued in LA).
We included the obituary of her husband, Glenn
Ashton Alford Sr., in Louisiana Obituaries, and also published an In Remembrance for