Alice Hughes Elsby
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Alice Hughes Elsby
  • March 4, 1933 - October 4, 2017
  • Conroe, Texas

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Alice May Hughes Elsby, age 84, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family members on Wednesday October 4, 2017. Alice was born March 4, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of the late Clarence J. Hughes and Jewel Holmann Hughes.

Alice graduated from Highland Park High School in 1950, in a suburb of Dallas, Texas. She then attended Southern Methodist University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education.

Alice married William Travis Elsby in October 1955. They were married for 48 years and together raised two children. She was primarily a homemaker, followed by working in various physical education related positions. She especially enjoyed her times as a lifeguard and pool supervisor during her lifetime. Alice was an enthusiastic tennis player, and loved teaching tennis. She was a devoted mother who kept her sons engaged in various activities and sports. She was an avid poker player and especially loved playing with her friends in the Snowman Poker League, winning many recognitions. Alice was an avid sports fan and watched football, golf and tennis until her last days.

Alice is preceded in death by her husband, William Elsby, her parents Clarence and Jewel Hughes, and sister Janet Sherman.

She is survived by her son Douglas Alan Elsby and wife Melinda Eleanor Elsby, son John Travis Elsby and fiancé Susie Ann Dominguez. Alice is also survived by her grandchildren; Michael Stephen Elsby and wife Misty Elsby, Nathan Alexander Elsby and fiancé Kelsey Craig, Ryan Patrick Elsby, Julianna Rose Crumpacker, Alexander Glen Lee Colby, Aine Siobhan Mae Elsby, Garrett Wayne Elsby and Kyle Travis Elsby, by her loving niece Andrea Sherman, her sister Pat Hartwig, and multiple other nieces and nephews as well as her Snowman Poker League friends.

Funeral Services will be limited to a brief graveside interment service which will be at a date and time to be determined in the future.