ALLISON KEARNEY DUNFORD was born in Tulsa, OK on
April 28, 1939 to Richard and Mary "Red" Kearney &
passed away on Nov. 9, 2010 at Baylor Hospital in
Dallas, TX after a lengthy battle with breast cancer.
Burial was at Restland Cemetery.
Allison attended secondary school in Tulsa, Milwaukee,
and Oklahoma City until she graduated from Northwest
Classen High School in 1957. She attended college at
OSU and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She
married William Dunford on Aug. 27, 1961 in Oklahoma
City. She retired from Lucent Technologies/AT&T in
Mesquite, TX, in 2000.
She was preceded in death in 1982 by her son, Scott
William Dunford and is survived by her husband of 49
years, William H. Dunford and daughter Stacey Dunford
Mason and husband Eric of Plano. She is the beloved
grandmother "Mama" of Scott, Chandler, Noah, and Emma
Mason. Allison is also survived by her older brother,
Denis Kearney and wife Elizabeth, of Roswell, Georgia;
younger brother, Richard F. Kearney, II and wife Gail
of Santa Clarita, California; younger sister, Kathleen
Fortenbury and husband Ed of Frisco, TX and many
loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
Allison was a faithful member of St. Marks Methodist
Church for approximately 39 years, serving on Memorial
Committee, church secretary and other areas in the
church. She will be greatly missed by her friends and