1935 - 2016 Alice Lynn Lankford, age 80, died at home in Nederland on March 27, 2016. She was born in Houston June 28, 1935, to the late Mabel and Claude Blankenship. Alice attended Stephen F Austin before marrying Charles Lankford on February 8 1957. They moved to Nederland where they raised their three daughters, Leslie, Terri, and Stacy. Alice had a wonderful sense of humor, loved life to the fullest, and never wanted to miss out on any fun! Me Maw especially loved to play... and WIN... International Rummy with her family. She delighted in being able to say ZERO when she won a hand. Alice worked at Swope Travel Agency for many years before opening Lankford Travel Agency in 1982. She was a very smart business woman who was unquestionably honest and treated customers just as she would want to be treated. Therefore, many of her clients became dear friends. She was very well respected by her colleagues in the travel industry. Alice loved to travel, go to the farm, and in more recent years she and Charles enjoyed trips in their 5th wheeler. Despite health challenges, Alice never gave up. She couldn't wait to get back to her water aerobics and Silver Sneakers class at the YMCA with her dear friend Joann Rienstra. Alice was a member of Dowlen Road Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mabel and Claude Blankenship; and loving daughter, Leslie Beasley. She is survived by her husband, Charles; Son in Law, Michael Beasley (Grandchildren Matt and Allyson); daughter, Terri Freeman (grandchildren Samantha and Haley, and great granddaughter Ava); daughter, Stacy Rice (husband Ren, grandchildren Aaren, Sydney, Ivey, and Renzey). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Booty Ritter Senior Center, 914 Boston Avenue, Nederland Texas 77627. A gathering of Mrs. Lankford's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Broussard's, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 31, 2016, at Broussard's, with her interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Mar. 30, 2016