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AAFA #0252

1934 TX –2001 AZ




Prescott, Yavapai Co., AZ—Monday, 16 July 2001


            Brownie Jean McElmoyl, 62, of Prescott, died Monday, July 9, 2001, in Duncan, Okla.

            She was born Sept. 4, 1934, in Shreveport, La., to Steven A. and Joyce (Powell) Alford. Mrs. McElmoyl attended Lake Charles High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas. After college she moved to Phoenix and taught physical education at Carl Hayden High School. She also worked as a tennis professional at John Gardiner’s Tennis Ranch in Scottsdale in the 1970s.

            Mrs. McElmoyl moved to Prescott in the early 1990s and worked as human resources coordinator for the Yavapai Gaming Agency. Her family and friends will remember her as a person of compassion who had a unique sense of humor.

            Surviving are her daughter, Courtney of Duncan, Okla.; son, Scott of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Jane Sims of Lynchburg, Va. and Joyce Vorman of Stockbridge, Mass.; and one grandchild.

            There were no services. At Mrs. McElmoyl’s request, her ashes will be spread over her mother’s grave in Amite, La....

            Don Grantham Funeral Home, Inc., of Duncan, Okla., helped the family with arrangements.


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Brownie J. McElmoyl (SS# issued in LA), last residence Prescott, Yavapai Co., AZ.

            We included the obituaries of her father, Steve A. Alford Sr.; and brother Steve A. Alford Jr. (AAFA #0190) in Louisiana Obituaries; sister Joyce Alford Vorman (AAFA #0251) in Massachusetts Obituaries; and sister Jane Alford Sims in Virginia Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogies, Descendants of Jacob Alford, b. 1761 NC , John Seaborn Alford 1807 LA, and John Alford (1645–1710 VA) Tentative Genealogy, First Three Generations .

            Her lineage: Brownie Jean 1934 LA1, Steve A. 1892 LA2, Arthur Colley 1869 LA3, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA4, John Seaborn 1807 LA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.