MARY JUSTINE ALFORD MONROE
1916 TX – 2008 TX
Victoria, Victoria Co., TX—Friday, 2 January 2009
MCALLEN—Mary “Justine” Alford Monroe, 92, of McAllen,
formerly of Yorktown, passed from this life on the afternoon of Sunday, Dec.
28, 2008, in Edinburg, surrounded by her family.
Justine was born on Jan. 13, 1916, in Lyons, to
Richard Ervin Alford and Sara E. Griffin Alford, who preceded her in death.
She was also preceded in death by her brothers,
Tommy Ewing Alford and James Ervin Alford; and a sister, Laurinda Youngbloom.
She leaves behind a daughter, Marcia Ann Monroe
Mann of Yorktown; a son, Robert “Buddy” and Karon Monroe of McAllen; and
sister, Patsy Alford Statton of Caldwell.
Her camping partner and loving husband of 50
years, James W. Monroe, preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 1998. They were
married on June 6, 1948.
Her beloved grandchildren, “Cindy and Rick”, “Ricky
and Laura”, “Tracey and Danny”, “Kris and Ana”, Jay, Chaz, Tanya, and Jimmy,
and great-grandchildren, Chris, Courtney, Jeffrey, Caleb, Derek, Tyler, Kayce,
Dara, Darla, Ethan, Carsyn, Aimsley, Kale, Hope, and Faith will miss her.
After graduating from high school in San Marcos
she attended Southwest Texas State University where she received a Bachelor’s
of Science degree in Biology and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English, later
returning to receive a Master’s of Education. She retired in 1976 after
teaching school for 40 years.
She was a member of the Eastern Star, Retired
Teacher’s Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, and the United Methodist Church.
Her interests were many and included teaching,
reading, sewing, traveling, watching the Spurs, and all things simple and
joyful. She loved her family and friends, and all of God’s creatures to whom
she gave of herself with happiness.
She was her daughter’s hero and her son’s best
friend. She will be dearly missed.
Services will be held at noon Sunday, Jan. 4,
2009 at Finch Funeral Chapel in Yorktown. Graveside services will follow at 4
p.m. at Lockhart City Cemetery in Lockhart. A visitation will be held from 6
p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009.
Pallbearers: Ricky Mann, Jay Luna, Chris Mann,
James W. Monroe II, Jeffrey Taylor, and Caleb Taylor.
Honorary pallbearers: Chaz Brashier, Kris
Gilmore, Danny Blank, Rick Milliken, Derek Hoffpauir, Ethan Gilmore, and Kale
Memorials contributions may be made to The American
A special thanks to her girls: Karon, Jamie,
Lydia, Debbie, and Cathy.
Finch Funeral Chapel, Yorktown, 361-564-2277.
from Lockhart Municipal Burial Park, Lockhart, Caldwell Co., TX—www.findagrave.com
granted by the photographer, Donna McClary
AAFA NOTES: SSDI
records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary Justine Alford (SS# issued in
TX), last residence not listed.
We included the obituaries of her father,
Richard Erwin Alford; and her half-sister Laurinda Alford Youngbloom in Texas
Her lineage: Mary Justine 1916 TX1,
Richard Erwin 1886 TX2, Halcut 1854 TX3, Richard Erwin
1818 GA4, Halcut 1789 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6,
Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.