Ima Joe McCall

Ima Joe McCall THE WOODLANDS-Ima Joe Hallford McCall passed away at the age of 90 at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 6, 2013, in Conroe, Texas. Ima Joe was happily married for 58 years to Vernon D. McCall, who passed away in 2004. Ima Joe was born in Fort Stockton, Texas, on May 20, 1922. Her parents were Ima Duncan Hallford and Joe C. Hallford Sr. Ima Joe graduated from Fort Stockton High School, and she then attended Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, where she earned a B.S. degree with certificates in elementary and high school education. On Jan. 17, 1946, Ima Joe married Vernon D. McCall of Alpine, Texas. Following her love for teaching, Ima Joe taught school in Plainview, Ft. Stockton and Odessa, Texas, and retired after 23 years. She also served as a member of the Parent Teacher Association, Texas State Teachers Association, C.T.A., and the Retired Teachers Association. She was also a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International. Ima Joe attended Highland United Methodist Church in Odessa, Texas, until she moved to Montgomery, Texas, in 2000. While in Odessa, she also served as the Circle president for Church Women United from 1988-89 and was a member of United Methodist Women. Since moving to Montgomery, Ima Joe had been a member of a non-denominational Christian fellowship. Her other interests included tennis, bowling, the theatre, and playing Dominos with her family. Ima Joe was a devoted wife and mother, who loved and cared deeply for her family. She is survived by her five children, Frances Earlene King of Greensboro, Ga., Mary Ann Colson of Montgomery, Texas, Bonnie Colleen Alverson of Sugarland, Texas, Vernon Dee McCall of Gilbert, Ariz., and William Lee McCall of Shallowater, Texas. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and her brother, Joe C. Hallford Jr. of Ft. Stockton, Texas. Family will receive friends at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home, 18000 I 45 South, today , Jan. 9, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. Her funeral will be in the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m. Interment will be on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Elm Grove Cemetery in Alpine, Texas, at 11 a.m. Floral remembrances can be sent to the funeral home, and the family requests that donations be sent to Genesis Senior Care, 14552 FM 2854, Montgomery, TX 77316. To sign the register book or to leave memories of Ima, please visit

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Jan. 9, 2013