Gladys Allison – September 22, 2011

Gladys was welcomed into heaven with the angels singing the Halleluiah chorus after 102 years with family and friends.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 26, 2011 in Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd., with Dr. G.A. Roach officiating.  Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 27, 2011 in Elmwood Memorial Park in Abilene.
Mrs. Allison was born on June 15, 1909 in Evansville, Tennessee to D.L. and Martha Webb.  She married Jack Allison in Memphis County on August 3, 1924.  After raising three children she wanted to continue caring for people and did so as a dorm mother for Northwest Texas Hospital School of Nursing.
She was an avid fan of all sports (except hockey, and she didn’t mind telling you) especially the Texas Rangers Baseball, where Gladys was mentioned every year on her birthday.  Every Sunday she would watch the Dallas Cowboys backing them no matter if they won or lost.  You could be entertained all day by listening to her great stories of life.
Gladys continued to mother and love everyone she came in contact with.  She had friends of all ages.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack in 1962; son, J.L. Allison in 1989; two brothers and three sisters; and granddaughter, Sherri Allison.
Survivors include her daughter, LaNell King of Amarillo; and a son, Mack Allison and wife Virginia of Lubbock; grandchildren, David Allison and wife Terri of Anton, TX, Scott King and wife Becky of Amarillo, TX, Tonya King Lowe of Amarillo, Shannon Allison of Belfast, Ireland, Ryan Allison of New Jersey, Katy Allison of Ft. Worth, TX, Christopher Allison and wife Cassie of Ft. Worth, TX; and great-grandchildren Bryan King of Lubbock, TX, Breanne King of Addison, TX, Ian and Kyle Allison, both of New Hampshire, and Emory Allison Lowe of Amarillo.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
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