In Memory

Samuel F. Alford

Samuel F. Alford




SAMUEL FREDERICK ALFORD, 55, of New Ulm, TX lost his

courageous battle with cancer at home surrounded by loved

ones on August 4, 2006. Sam grew up in the Spring Branch

Memorial Area and graduated from Spring Woods High School in

the Class of 1969. Sam attended The University of Texas at

Tyler on a football scholarship from 1969 to 1972. He was

the fourth son of five boys of Vivienne and Parker Alford.

Sam's professional life was spent in the Oil and Gas

Industry. He is preceded in death by his beloved father,

Parker and his brothers, Larry and Parker II. Sam is

survived by his loving wife, Cynthia Earl Alford; mother,

Vivienne C. Alford Arcus; daughter, Valerie Alford Forrest

and husband Barry of Austin, Texas, son, Brent Parker Alford

and wife, Dacia of Tomball, Texas, 5 grandchildren, Parker,

Preston, Presley, Hudson and Falyn; In-laws; Jack and Millie

Earl; brothers, Chris and John, along with numerous nieces

and nephews.

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02/19/09 04:15 PM #1    

J. E. (Jason) Lyons

Sam was the most natural born athlete that I've ever known. The rest of us on the football team had to bust our buns weightlifting, running, and practicing to be half as good as Sam was and he never broke a sweat despite playing offense, defense, and special teams. The only time he got off the field was at halftime, and if they let him, I think we would have played in the band so he wouldn't have to leave even then! We had a surprise birthday party for Gary Alford in Jan04 and I remember standing by the stairway with Gary, Sam, Randy Braband, Al Habelman, and I think Gary Spitzenberger. We had a lot of laughs talking about the good old days. Who could have imagined that we would loose both Sam and Al within the next 2 1/2 years? I miss you my friend.

04/06/09 07:45 PM #2    

Vonnie Hooks (Grether)

Sam was a great school mate, he loved everyone! I remember his family as much as I do him and how much they were all so well liked at all the schools. Memorial, Spring Branch an Spring Woods got each one of the Alfords to represent them in some sort of sports event. Sam was such a fun person, the last time I saw him was at the 10th reunion at the football game at Tulley....he will be missed by all of us.

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