MARIAN MARKHAM ALFORD

Wife of Robert Atticus Alford, AAFA #0148

1922–2006

 

 

DAILY TIMES

Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX—Monday, 17 July 2006

 

KERRVILLE—Marian Markham Alford, 83, died peacefully on July 14, 2006, in Kerrville. She is now at peace with the Lord. She had been a Kerrville resident off and on for many years, beginning in 1954 when she and her husband moved here to raise their four children.

            Marian was born August 6, 1922, in Lubbock, Texas. She attended Sam Houston State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree and married Robert A. Alford at Ft. Sill, OK on July 3, 1943. After their children were raised, Marian resumed her studies, earning a Master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas in Houston in religious education, and continued her studies at SMU, St. George College in Jerusalem, St. Andrews University in Scotland, 4 summers at Oxford University in England, and other universities. She taught scripture at Regis University in Colorado Springs and served for many years as an adult education and spiritual direction counselor.

            Marian is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Robert A. Alford, who cared for her devotedly during her disability of several years; children, Nancy Alford of New Orleans, Larry Alford, PhD of Eureka, MT, R. Mark Alford, PhD of Naperville, IL, and Marilyn Alford Steinberger and her husband Dr. Larry Steinberger of Sugarland. Additionally she is survived by 12 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

            Prayer services will be held 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at the Kerrville Funeral Home Chapel.... Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 19, at Notre Dame Catholic Church.... Interment will follow at 2:15 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas....

            Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Kerrville Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Marian is the mother of Nancy Elizabeth Alford, AAFA #0160, and Robert Mark Alford, AAFA #0132. They and their father, Robert, attended the 1989 Annual AAFA Meeting in Houston, TX.

            Her husband’s lineage: Robert Atticus 1922 TX1, Robert Atticus 1890 TX2, Halcut 1854 TX3, Richard Erwin 1818 GA4, Halcut 1789 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.