Elsie Martin Alcorn
ODESSA Elsie Martin Alcorn, 93, of Odessa, passed away on Tuesday,
December 14, 2004. She was born June 27, 1911, in Tankersly, Texas, to
David and Lily Martin, who were early pioneers in Tom Green County. She
went to school in Tom Green County and graduated from San Angelo
Business School in 1929, and worked for the Singer Sewing Machine
Company. She married Lloyd Alcorn in San Angelo, July 9, 1930. They
moved to Ector County in 1934, where they made their home where Lloyd
became instrumental in the early development of the Permian Basin oil
field. They celebrated their 70th anniversary together on July 9, 2000,
with all of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with
them. They were proud to have four children, eight grandchildren and 17
Elsie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her first grandchild
called her Mema and she has been known as Mema by everyone since then.
Elsie was preceded in death by her husband; her two oldest daughters;
her parents; four brothers; and three sisters.
She is survived by daughter, Mary Grace Van Cleve of Arlington, TX; and
son, Lloyd Alcorn Jr. and his wife, Suzanne, of Waco, TX; and the eight
grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.
The family would like to give special thanks to Donna Newton and her
family as she was Mema’s friend and closest companion during her last
The family would also like to thank Hospice House of Odessa for the
tender love and care given to Mema. Memorial gifts may be made to
Hospice House of Odessa.
A family visitation will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, December
17, 2004, at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors. Funeral services will be
held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 18, 2004, with Dr. Jimmy Braswell
officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Services entrusted to Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.