Alline Rose Harbison Jennings

Obituaries in Stephenville, TX | Stephenville Empire-Tribune
Obituaries in Stephenville, TX | Stephenville Empire-Tribune

Alline Rose Harbison Jennings

Alline Rose Harbison Jennings was born on February 11, 1919 in Oeutchburg, Texas and passed away in Round Rock, Texas on January 30, 2022. She was 102 years old and within days of her 103rd birthday. It should be noted that she was born during a pandemic and lived over 100 years into another pandemic.

Alline's early years were spent in Palacios, Texas by the Matagorda bay. She was always an active, outdoor loving person and spent many happy hours swimming and playing in the bay. She attended church with her family as a child and at 9 years old made her confession of faith in Christ. One of her fondest memories was being baptized in the bay where she said her white dress floated on top of the water. The family moved to north Texas and while in high school she played singles tennis and won 2nd in the district. After graduating from Denton High School in 1936, she attended North Texas State Teachers College, majoring in Physical Education. While at a school dance she met a handsome man, V.L. Jennings, who swept her off her feet. They eloped and were married in a parsonage in Ardmore, Oklahoma on March 26, 1938.

For the next few years, she and Lowell, who was an electrical engineer, moved all over east Texas and the Texas hill country where his job was surveying for power lines to take electricity to the rural homes and farms. In the late '40s, they moved to Walters, Oklahoma where he became the chief engineer and assistant manager of the Cotton Electric Cooperative. Alline kept busy being a full-time homemaker for the family which had grown to 3 children, Jim, Vicky and Patti, but from 1972.1974 she worked in the Walters Independent School district's superintendent's office. Living in a small rural community has many perks and one perk of living in Walters during those years before television was really getting to know your neighbors. Hours were spent sitting in the yard watching the kids play, playing cards and dominoes with friends, reading good books and listening to favorite radio programs. One thing that she loved to do was to dance with V.L. to Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. Always faithful and active in her church, her faith comforted her and carried her well through many hard times. Mine and Lowell lived In the Walters area until in 1980 they returned back to Texas to live on a ranch near Hico. They remained on the ranch until his poor health moved them into Stephenville, Texas in 1994. After Lowell passed away in 1996, Alline declared she was tired of cooking, cleaning house and doing yard work. She decided to move into an assisted living in Stephenville where she was to live until she moved to Georgetown to be closer to her daughters.

Alline was preceded in death by her parents, James Jackson and Mary Edna Harbison; her sisters, Gladys Ward Kelly, Ermine Tate and Florence Harbison; her husband, V.L. Jennings; and son, Jim Jennings. She is survived by her daughters, Vicky Mullins and Patti Moore; grandchildren, Bryant Boyd, Brad Boyd, Sam Nance, David Jennings, Wade Jennings, Sarah Jennings, John Jennings and Tom Jennings; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Posted online on February 04, 2022

Published in Stephenville Empire-Tribune

Obituaries in Stephenville, TX | Stephenville Empire-Tribune
Obituaries in Stephenville, TX | Stephenville Empire-Tribune

Alline Rose Harbison Jennings

Alline Rose Harbison Jennings

Alline Rose Harbison Jennings was born on February 11, 1919 in Oeutchburg, Texas and passed away in Round Rock, Texas on January 30, 2022. She was 102 years old and within days of her 103rd birthday. It should be noted that she was born during a pandemic and lived over 100 years into another pandemic.

Alline's early years were spent in Palacios, Texas by the Matagorda bay. She was always an active, outdoor loving person and spent many happy hours swimming and playing in the bay. She attended church with her family as a child and at 9 years old made her confession of faith in Christ. One of her fondest memories was being baptized in the bay where she said her white dress floated on top of the water. The family moved to north Texas and while in high school she played singles tennis and won 2nd in the district. After graduating from Denton High School in 1936, she attended North Texas State Teachers College, majoring in Physical Education. While at a school dance she met a handsome man, V.L. Jennings, who swept her off her feet. They eloped and were married in a parsonage in Ardmore, Oklahoma on March 26, 1938.

For the next few years, she and Lowell, who was an electrical engineer, moved all over east Texas and the Texas hill country where his job was surveying for power lines to take electricity to the rural homes and farms. In the late '40s, they moved to Walters, Oklahoma where he became the chief engineer and assistant manager of the Cotton Electric Cooperative. Alline kept busy being a full-time homemaker for the family which had grown to 3 children, Jim, Vicky and Patti, but from 1972.1974 she worked in the Walters Independent School district's superintendent's office. Living in a small rural community has many perks and one perk of living in Walters during those years before television was really getting to know your neighbors. Hours were spent sitting in the yard watching the kids play, playing cards and dominoes with friends, reading good books and listening to favorite radio programs. One thing that she loved to do was to dance with V.L. to Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. Always faithful and active in her church, her faith comforted her and carried her well through many hard times. Mine and Lowell lived In the Walters area until in 1980 they returned back to Texas to live on a ranch near Hico. They remained on the ranch until his poor health moved them into Stephenville, Texas in 1994. After Lowell passed away in 1996, Alline declared she was tired of cooking, cleaning house and doing yard work. She decided to move into an assisted living in Stephenville where she was to live until she moved to Georgetown to be closer to her daughters.

Alline was preceded in death by her parents, James Jackson and Mary Edna Harbison; her sisters, Gladys Ward Kelly, Ermine Tate and Florence Harbison; her husband, V.L. Jennings; and son, Jim Jennings. She is survived by her daughters, Vicky Mullins and Patti Moore; grandchildren, Bryant Boyd, Brad Boyd, Sam Nance, David Jennings, Wade Jennings, Sarah Jennings, John Jennings and Tom Jennings; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Posted online on February 04, 2022

Published in Stephenville Empire-Tribune