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Alicia Landry, wife of Dallas Cowboys coaching legend Tom Landry, dies at 91

Alicia Landry
Posted at 7:45 PM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 20:45:26-05

Alicia Wiggs Landry, the wife of Dallas Cowboys coaching legend Tom Landry, has passed away. She was 91.

Alicia was born on January 12, 1930 in Elberton, Georgia. Growing up in Dallas, she attended Hockaday, Highland Park High School and the University of Texas at Austin.

She became a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority while attending UT. During that time, a sorority sister encouraged her to go on a blind date with a UT football player named Tom Landry.

Shortly after, the two were married and began their life together. They had three children, Tom, Kitty and Lisa.

The two were supporters of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

After losing their daughter, Lisa, in 1995, Tom and Alicia Landry began the Lisa Landry Childress Foundation to raise awareness for organ donation.

On January 21, 2021, Alicia passed away at the age of 91.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom, and daughter, Lisa, as well as her parents, Herbert and Frances Wiggs, and her sister, Linda Whitworth.

She is survived by many family members, including her son, Tom Landry, Jr., daughter, Kitty, and her many grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the North Texas FCA or the Highland Park United Methodist Church.