Hockaday alum Alicia Landry passed away on Jan. 21, 2021. She was 91 years old and the widow of the late Tom Landry, former Dallas Cowboys head coach.
Alicia Landry was born Elberton, Ga. on Jan. 12, 1930. She grew up in Dallas, where she went to The Hockaday School and Highland Park High School. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she met Tom on a blind date. The blind date was clearly successful, as Alicia and Tom were married just a bit later.
After their wedding ceremony, Alicia was “never far from her Tommy’s side,” according to her obituary. Described as creative, smart and witty, Alicia was an individual who could “light up a room.” Tom and Alicia had three children: Tom, Kitty and Lisa.
Together, Alicia and Tom also supported the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, raising funds and volunteering with the organization. After their daughter Lisa passed in 1995, they also created the Lisa Landry Childress Foundation, which works to raise awareness for organ donation.
The family asks for donations in lieu of flowers to the North Texas FCA or to Highland Park United Methodist Church at 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75205. A memorial is being planned for a later date.
Read Alicia Landry’s full obituary here.
Photography courtesy of Dignity Memorial.