Alicia Wiggs Landry

12 January, 193021 January, 2021

Alicia Wiggs Landry went home to be with our Lord on January 21, 2021. Born in Elberton, Georgia, on January 12, 1930, to Frances and Herbert Wiggs, she grew up in Dallas, attending Hockaday, Highland Park High School and the University of Texas at Austin. At UT, she joined Delta Delta Delta sorority. A sorority sister encouraged her to go on a blind date with a handsome UT football player named Tom Landry. It was a match literally made in heaven. They were soon married and thus began an incredible journey of love and amazing experiences and travel all over the world, creating so many enduring friendships along the way. Alicia was never far from her Tommy’s side. He considered her his greatest asset. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a style and wit that could light up a room. She was creative and smart, designing the house that would become their family home for 20 years as they raised their 3 children Tom, Kitty and Lisa. It was a home filled with warmth and love. She loved all holidays and her Christmas celebrations were always a highlight of the year for her children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren alike. She was called Honey by the grandchildren and they all adored her. Coach and Honey’s house was a favorite gathering place for all.

Throughout their lives together, Alicia and Tom Landry supported the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, giving much of their time to sharing their faith and raising funds for the organization. When their daughter Lisa died in 1995, they established the Lisa Landry Childress Foundation in her memory to raise awareness for organ donation.

Alicia was preceded in death by her husband Tom Landry, her daughter Lisa Childress, her parents Herbert and Frances Wiggs and her sister Linda Whitworth. She is survived by her son Tom Landry, Jr. and wife, Gina; her daughter Kitty and husband, Eddie Phillips; her son-in-law Gary Childress: her grandchildren, Ryan Phillips and wife Renee; Jennifer Phillips Finlay and husband Gavin; Christina Childress Saunders and husband Michael; Taylor Landry Trees and husband Josh; Logan Landry; Tommy Landry; and seven great-grandchildren, David Phillips, Anna Phillips; Abby Finlay, William Finlay, Eli Finlay; Landry Saunders and Blakely Saunders.

The family wishes to give special thanks to Juan and Sylvia Arriaga for their loving and loyal care over the past 30 years. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the North Texas FCA at or to Highland Park United Methodist Church in memory of Alicia Landry at 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75205

A Memorial Service is planned for a later date.


  • North Texas FCA
  • Highland Park United Methodist Church In Memory of Alicia Landry


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Stacy Hawn Houser

3 May 2021

My uncle, W.R. “Fritz” Hawn was one the original owners/investors in the Cowboys with Toddy Wynne, and the Murchison brothers who were majority owners.
I had the distinct pleasure of getting to know Lisa Landry (Childress) as her seat(s) were in front of ours at Texas Stadium. We were the same age - and were silly, uninhibited and had not a care in the world! I would see her parents from time to time at different events and Mrs. Landry would always greet me in a very sweet and gracious way, although I’m pretty sure she had no clue who I was! She made such an impact on me that I will forever be thankful for. I thank Jesus for this Godly woman who is Home and rejoicing with her family.

Jorge Ramos

1 February 2021

Rest in Peace, Alicia Wiggs Landry .

Patti Coughlin Stanwood

29 January 2021

Kitty, my heart is breaking for you and your beautiful family. I loved your mom and can remember so many things that she personally did for me over the years. And so much excellent advice. Amazing lady. Most of all, I remember how gracious and beautiful she was and how much she loved your dad.

I’m sorry that you and I have lost touch. I have sent a Christmas card or two that have been returned - would sure love to see you on my next visit to Dallas. Last September, I lost my brother Tom. Hardest thing ever. I know your pain and your loss all too well.

Love you, sweet friend! Hope this message
finds it way to you. God bless and keep you. XOXO

Rev. Dr. Kenneth Kemble

26 January 2021

My parents and the Landrys were good friends, so I remember them well from the time I was a young boy. The Landrys were the salt of the earth. Fine people. Christian people. Decent, caring, loving people. The kind of people you don't find so much nowadays. Only eternity will reveal the many thousands of lives that were changed for the better because of their faithfulness to the Lord Jesus Christ. I am blessed to have known them.

My father, (Charlie Kemble) and Alicia's husband Tom were both big into FCA, and are both in the FCA Hall of Champions.

Lily Jo Abston

25 January 2021

When Tom Landry was coaching Cowboys, my young son, about 8 or 9 then, and I would go to Love Field to see the Cowboys off. Mrs. Landry and Mrs. Tubbs were in the area where we were and when the plane left, my son, David, went to Mrs. Landry and asked her to sign her autograph for him. She got on her knees and hugged him and said that no one had ever asked for her autograph before. She hugged him and signed the paper he had ready. He is 59 years old now and he still has that piece of paper. Mrs. Landry was a beautiful and gracious lady. I will never forget how she made that little boy feel. God bless the family.

Cindi Williams

25 January 2021

To the Phillips family,

Rick and I were sad to hear of Alicia's passing. We had the privilege of getting to know her on a more personal level when the boys played sports together. One of our favorite stories to remember (that was such a cute example of Alicia and Toms relationship) the end of the boys games, Tom would just get up and start walking out without saying a thing to anyone.......Alicia would always look up, shrug her shoulders and say, " Well, I guess we're leaving?" They were So cute together!!!! So glad to have known her! Thinking of all of you.

Billy Mitchell

25 January 2021

My prayers go out to the Landry family

Butch Eskridge

25 January 2021

My heartfelt condolences to the Landry family! Alicia will always be the link between our two families! My Dad went to dinner with Tom and Alicia as part of his interview for the job as equipment manager for the Dallas Cowboys! According to my Dad it was Alicia that poked Tom in the ribs and told him " to hire that boy!" My family then moved from Kansas to Dallas and of course Tom Jr. and I were the kids that grew up inside the locker room of the Cowboys together! May God bring you peace and comfort during this trying time! Butch Eskridge

Dan Guthrie

25 January 2021

My prayers for comfort go out to Tom Jr. and all of the Landry family during this difficult time.

Jim Pullen

24 January 2021

From 1978 through 1981 I was a merchandise manager in the men’s department at the JC Penney Store in Inwood Village.

A co-worker who knew Mrs. Landry introduced me one day when she was shopping for white dress shirts for her husband. Of course, I was a big Dallas Cowboys fan and just loved this and my new acquaintance.

For three years I always waited on her when she came in and felt honored for her to always call me Jim - almost as if we “really” knew each other. She also told me that Coach Landry preffered the Penney shirts over most other brands.

Just a little memory that some of the family will probably recall.

Jim Pullen
Dallas, Texas

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