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“You will always remain in my Heart forever Lucy.. For the short time we knew each other, I gained a lifetime of memories, a great many laughs and a...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: George Marshall - Son in Law

“Being in the presents of Aunt Lucy was always a great experience. I spent many Thanksgivings and Christmas' at her house as a child. I will always...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Ryan Helms - Austin, TX - Nephew

“Hi, I am really sorry for your loss, Luci was my favorite interpreter at Lee college..I miss her..I pray for her.. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Laura Hebert

“Lucille was the most amazing professional interpreter I ever met. I was a student at Lee College when I met her. I remain her friend for years...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: John Wunsch

“Lucy, you are going to be missed, just think where you will be in HEAVEN Mike has been a wonderful husband, he stood by his WOMAN. Thank you Mike ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Phyllis Hudson Millikin

“Lucy was truly awesome. She leaves many great memories and inspires us all to try to make this world a better place. She is with Christ now and...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Paul Touchstone

“I'm so very sorry for your loss. Lucille was a friend to many and such a gracious, generous person. She will be greatly missed. She was definitely...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Lela Fisher Schaefer

“Your family is in my prayer. I know Lucille since I was little girl because her late daddy was my deaf preacher of the Church of Christ. I miss her. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Judy Temple Becker

“Lucy contributed much to the field of deaf education. I had the privilege of serving on some of the same committees with her. She mentored me with...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Connie Ferguson

“Lucille was there for me when my husband and I were married. Lucille was there for me when my late husband was battling Leukemia. She was there for...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Tani Hartline Zapata

“My deepest condolence to the family. May the Lord keep you in his loving care. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Judy Delahoussaye

“Your family is in my prayers. Lucy will be remembered always as the loving, supportive and driving force in so many lives. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Paige Abshire

“My deepest condolence to the family. May the Lord keep you in his loving care. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Patricia Stracensr Woods

“Your family is in my prayers! Lucy was a friend, mamma, mentor and most of all a devout Christain that loved the Lord and it showed! She was a huge...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Beth Darby

“Mike and Family, You are in our prayers, and Lucy is remembered for her beautiful spirit. She is at peace and she is home. Even Lucy's name -...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Laurie and Robert Larrea


Lucille Allen McAlister, age 73, a lifetime resident of Houston, passed away on July 31, 2010. Mrs. McAlister was born on December 7, 1936, in Houston, Texas, to Gordon Bailey Allen and Fannie Weinona Allen. She was very active in causes for people who were deaf and hard of hearing. Mrs. McAlister served three, three-year terms for the Texas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Board for Evaluation of Interpreters and also served as an evaluator for the Certification Board from 1983 – 2008. She also taught sign language courses in Interpreter Training for Lee College, Houston Community College and North Harris County College. Additionally, Mrs. McAlister served on the Advisory Board for the Interpreter Training Programs at Lee College, North Harris County College and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She served on numerous task forces for the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Commission for the Dear and Hard of Hearing. Mrs. McAlister also served two terms as President of the Greater Houston Interpreters of the Deaf. While she worked in an educational setting for many years at all levels and in a variety of medical settings, her greatest love was in court interpreting.

Preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Gloria Slates; Mrs. McAlister is survived by her loving husband, Michael McAlister; son, David Lee Dudley and wife, Patty, of Macungie, Pennsylvania; step-daughters, Renee Marshall and husband, George, of Spring, Beth Bruce and husband, Steven, of Houston, and Katy McAlister, of Algonquin, Illinois; sister, Menefee Holdren; grandchildren, Tyler, Rachel and John Dudley, Chad and Amy Cegelski and Madeline McAlister; “favorite niece,” Kathleen Holdren and her children Lacey Webster and husband, Jason, Lindsay Ellis (Godchild) and husband, Chad, and Leslie Benbrook; nephews, David Lavon Brewer and wife, Wanda, and their children, Adam and Stacy and Richard Holdren and wife, Marilou, and their children, Marlow and Richmond; and numerous other friends, family and colleagues who will miss her.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 3, 2010, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home. The service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, in the Chapel of Crespo & Jirrels, with Pastor John Raddatz of Joy Lutheran Church officiating. Entombment will follow at Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Honoring the family as pallbearers will be Sonny Wukasch, Steven Bruce, Chad Cegelski, Robert Reichle, Maury Knape and George Marshall.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Crespo & Jirrels Funeral and Cremation Services, 6123 Garth Road, Baytown 77521, 281.839.0700. To view the obituary or post a tribute to the family, visit www.crespoandjirrels.com