Alicia F. Weatherall
May 7, 1929 – December 31, 2019
Alicia Fernandez Weatherall passed away peacefully at her home in Houston, surrounded by family on Tuesday, the 31st of December 2019. She was 90 years of age.
Alicia was born in Mexico City on the 7th of May 1929. She spent her formative years in Washington, DC and Houston. She attended St. Agnes Academy, the University of Houston and University of Mexico. She served in private practice for a number of years as a psychotherapist working mainly with children.
She met her beloved husband, Bob, in 1962 through mutual Bridge friends. They married a year later. They both like to say that in large measure their lives really began at that point. They were both avid golfers and enjoyed playing together at the Houston Country Club, where they are members and many other venues around the country and the world. They also enjoyed spectating the game and were able to attend the British Open, U.S. Open and Ryder Cup tournaments on multiple occasions. Alicia also served as president of the Women’s Golf Association at the Houston Country Club where she enjoyed many close friendships with whom she also played Bridge, Mahjong, and Rummikub.
Alicia loved music of all kinds including Mariachi, Country, Big Band, Dixieland and Hymns. One of her memorable events was to have Ernest Tubb and his Texas Troubadours perform at her 50th birthday party.
Those who knew Alicia recognized her many talents. She was an avid gardener, crafter, photographer, decorator and gourmet cook. Bob liked to say that she could do anything from wiring a house to soothing a troubled child. She loved spending time at “The Flying W,” their weekend home on the Blanco River. One of her favorite activities there was trimming the cedar trees with a chainsaw.
Alicia’s life was her family! Her husband, and best friend as she often said; her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved each in a very special way. She enjoyed spending time with each on their birthdays, taking them to “Breakfast with Mumsy,” and then shopping to pick out a treat.
Alicia loved her church, Tallowood Baptist. She served in the Tallowood Treasures Special Education Sunday School department for a number of years. She and Bob made numerous mission trips with the church, including to Japan and Mexico, where Alicia was invaluable as a translator.
Alicia is survived by her husband and love, Bob Weatherall; children, Stacy Dardar and husband Floyd, Cary Davis and husband Louis, Michael Weatherall Holloway and wife Susan, George Weatherall and wife Suzanne, Mathis Weatherall and wife Shannon; grandchildren, Kelly Gandolfo and husband Mike, Tara Langston and husband Ryan, Will Davis, Ross Davis and wife Emily, Todd Davis, Jesse Davis and wife Alli, Trent Cantrell, Stephen Holloway, George Weatherall, Jr. and wife Emily, Blake Weatherall and wife Sherry, Lucas Weatherall and wife Shannon, Josh Weatherall, Mellissa Spencer and husband Nicholas, Sellers Weatherall and wife Christy; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Following a private interment at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, a memorial service is to be conducted at two o’clock in the afternoon on Monday, the 6th of January, in the chapel of Tallowood Baptist Church, 555 Tallowood Road in Houston.
Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in the nearby Chapel Reception Hall.
In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the charity of one’s choice.
She will always be remembered as a shining example of what it means to be a wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and a Christian.
- Memorial Service Monday, January 6, 2020
Alicia F. Weatherall
January 13, 2020
Bob, Thinking of you, and your family so very much. Bonnie and George Allen, and Melinda and Joe Abell send love to you at this difficult time. We all loved and enjoyed Alicia, and the remembrances of her are just beautiful! Love, Melinda
January 6, 2020
I will always associate Alicia with Thanksgiving and bringing the family together once a year at the Flying W on the Blanco River. Alicia was the driver. She made it happen. My mom would say, don't worry, “Alicia is in charge".
These family gatherings were the sweetest times of my life. We ate, caught up, and cavorted by the river. I especially enjoyed playing table games with Alicia and all my cousins. She was so much fun.
Then came time for the yearly family picture. I can hear Alicia from the top of the stairs trying to round us all up, especially the many children. It was no mean feat for her to fit chaos into a photograph.
Finally, “exotic“ is the impression that comes to mind when I think about Alicia. She was beautiful, colorful, lively, and she brought that innate happiness so characteristic of Mexico into our family.
These attractive traits have been passed on through her children and grandchildren. Thanks to Alicia we have expanded into a truly wonderful family.
January 5, 2020
I have fond memories of Alicia. We worked together in the 80s and did group cotherapy with children. I remember how she mentored me with her gentleness and kindness with the children even as she would set limits. She was always thoughtful. She was a great influence on my therapy career.
Mike Weatherall Holloway
January 4, 2020
I first met Alicia when my Dad took me over to her house on Hunters Creek when they were dating. I met Stacy, Cary and George, and shortly thereafter I suddenly had a much larger family! Mathis appeared, and our family blended even further. All accepted me as part of the group, most especially Alicia. She loved me as her own, and I always felt loved in her presence. My favorite memories are of the many family meals at Mexican restaurants, and the Mariachis always singing near our table. Also, the trips to Acapulco, Cuernavaca and Mexico City, and the fun times we had with her brother Rudy and his family. Most poignant are the countless family gatherings at her beloved "W" outside Wimberley. One of her many special legacies are the many photos she took which adorn the walls at the "W". I often stand and look at those photos, feeling so blessed to have had such joy in my life.
Dad and Alicia truly had a "marriage made in Heaven".
January 4, 2020
This beautiful and vibrant woman became a part of my life when I moved to Houston in 1972 with a spouse who joined Andrews Kurth. Alicia was welcoming, loving, and accepting of all who crossed her path, entering her "spell-binding" realm , even when she was in pain. Some 50 years ago, with quite young children, we built small A-frames on the shores of the Blanco River and progressively added rooms and "rearranged spaces", with all credit due to the able skills of our resident master carpenter, Dan Lewis. For so many years Bob, Alicia and I watched our families expand, absorb those spaces, and enjoy the Hill Country. My prayers go with you, Alicia; I will always hold you in my heart and forever see your image in "our river".
January 4, 2020
I met Alicia in 1980, when I started construction on the " Flying W". Alicia, Bob and I soon became friends and then extended family. Work on the "Flying W" continued thru the years. with three additions and design changes. Alicia helped with the design and instructed me on the look she wanted.
Alicia was a lovely Person and a true Lady with a big heart for those around Her. She will always be remember, and truly missed.
With Loving memories Dan
January 2, 2020
My first job was working for Alicia's husband Bob. Alicia was so lovely to me, and my memories of that first working experience are very pleasant, thanks to the two of them. Years later - in the small world category - I learned that Alicia's granddaughter Kelly was my daughter Mary Stuart's best friend in high school. Alicia was a class act. Rest in peace. ❤️
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