Memorial Funeral Chapel

1515 South College Ave, Bryan, TX


Sidney Arlene Outlaw

August 16, 1943July 5, 2019

Sidney Arlene Outlaw of College Station, Texas passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019.

Sidney was born on August 16, 1943 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in Bryan in 1961, attended Baylor University and was a long time employee at Texas A&M University with Texas Transportation Institute and The College of Science. She also worked in Real Estate, was “Proprietress” of The Wheelock Prairie Bed and Breakfast in Wheelock, Texas and worked at The Corner of Time Antique Store in downtown Bryan.

Sidney is preceded in death by her parents, Kelsie and James Anderson and Jessie and Wanda Outlaw; two brothers, Jimmy and Michael Outlaw; nephew, James Ross Anderson; and a second mother, Marian Ross Anderson.

She is survived by her son, Ray Wiley Stanford III and his partner Teresa Lynn Cannon of Vilas, North Carolina; brothers, Spencer Anderson and wife Deborah of Marshall, Texas, Patrick Outlaw of Porter, Texas; sister, Bonnie Lytton and husband Major of Allen, Texas; nephews, Brian Anderson of Longview, Texas, Ryan Outlaw and wife Ellie of Indianapolis, Indiana, James Cartwright of New Braunsfels, Texas; granddaughter, Amanda Michelle VanWingerden and husband Mike; four great-grandchildren, Case, Asher, Isaac and Ella VanWingerden all of Weddington, North Carolina; lifelong friend/sister, Roberta Priesmeyer.

Sidney had countless close friends, and loved her High School classmates, and Bible Study friends. Sidney had an enormous faith and love for her Lord.

A Celebration of Sidney’s Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. A reception will follow the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Jude's Research Hospital, Still Creek Boy's Ranch in Bryan, or Central Church of Bryan.


27 July


10:00 am

Memorial Funeral Chapel

1515 South College Avenue
Bryan, Texas 77801


Sidney Arlene Outlaw

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Carissa (Meyer) Lorance

July 8, 2019

I lived with Sidney for a short time in 2013 just before I got married. Although she was my landlord I really remember her as a mentor and a friend. We shared common interests- a love for dogs and antiques- and although I only lived with her for a few months she made a lasting impact on my life. She was a lovely lady, full of wisdom, and always eager to encourage others. She was exceptionally generous to me. I feel so lucky to have known her and deeply regret that I didn’t get to spend more time with her over the last few years.
I know Sidney loved Jesus and walked closely with Him. Although I am deeply saddened to learn of her passing, I take comfort knowing she is with our Heavenly Father. I pray comfort and peace for her family and friends.

Adele DAVISWright

July 7, 2019

Sidney was such a sweet friend and SFA classmate. She always had a smile and friendly greeting for everyone. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her!