DALLAS - Alicia Landry, the widow of iconic Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry, has passed away at age 91.
The Cowboys released a statement extending their "deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the Landry family."
Alicia and Tom met on a blind date while attending the University of Texas, where Tom was a star football player. The two were married from 1949 until Tom’s death in 2000.
The Landrys had three children, and at the time of her passing, she had seven great-grandchildren.
Alicia Landry was a native of Georgia, born in January 12, 1930, but grew up in Dallas, where she attended Hockaday and Highland Park High School.
Mrs. Landry was often outspoken in support of her legendary husband, who became a symbol of Cowboys class and success during his three decades at the helm of “America’s Team.”
At the same time, she was a gracious and generous representative of her community.
Instead of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the North Texas FCA at www.northtexasfca.org/donate or to Highland Park United Methodist Church, in memory of Alicia Landry.
From here obituary posted on Dignity Memorial:
Alicia was never far from her Tommy’s side. He considered her his greatest asset. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a style and wit that could light up a room. She was creative and smart, designing the house that would become their family home for 20 years as they raised their 3 children Tom, Kitty and Lisa.
You can read the full obituary here.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.