Marla McBee Alfieri

November 3, 1944 - September 28, 2015

Marla was born in Boulder, Colorado, to her parents Howard and Mari McBee on November 3, 1944, and went to be with God on September 28, 2015. She grew up in Frederick, Oklahoma, and received her B.S. degree from the University of Oklahoma and her M.S. degree from Texas Women’s University. She met her husband, James (Jerry) K. Alfieri, and accompanied him to Dallas in 1966. They dated until December 27, 1969, when they were married in her hometown. She was a teacher of Chemistry and Biology in both the Dallas ISD and Plano ISD for over 25 years until she retired. Marla particularly enjoyed travelling with her husband and daughters to various beach resorts and watching her grandchildren grow. She enjoyed reading books, all kinds of music (particularly Rock & Roll, and especially country music by George Strait) and gardening. She and her husband, Jerry, loved dancing together throughout their life together.

Marla is survived in life by her husband, Jerry; brother, John McBee and wife, Esther of Bella Vista, AR; brother, Bill McBee and spouse, Joyce, of Norman, OK; daughter, Carrie Alfieri and husband, Travis Jackson and grandchildren, Keaton and Lauren of McKinney, TX; daughter, Valerie Alfieri, of Savannah, GA; daughter, Lindsay Chilek and her husband, Keith, and grandchildren, Carter, Reese, Evangeline, and Wren, previously of Austin, TX, currently in New Zealand.

A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, October 2, 2015, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 110 St. Gabriel Way, McKinney, TX 75071. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 1, 2015, with a rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, TX 75013.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at 3001 Knox St, Ste. 200, Dallas, TX 75205, or online at or to the Knights of Columbus Council 799 Charity Fund, 10110 Shoreview Rd, Dallas, TX 75238. The family would like to thank all the caregivers who provided attentive care and love for Marla during her battle. We know all her family and friends will miss her heart-warming smile and loving manner forever.


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I remember Marla from our days in the Kappa Kappa Gamma house at OU. Marla was a year behind me and I remember meeting her during rush and all the good times in the house later. My blessings to her family during this time. May God's comfort, love and peace surround you. Blessings, Susan Pickering Ingle, September 30, 2015 What an honor and privilege to work with Marla at Williams High School. I am also fortunate that she was able to teach my so, Darren. Blessings to the family during this difficult time. Doug Damewood, September 30, 2015 Jerry....I enjoyed my last visit with Marla at our 50th in 2012. Blessings to you & your family. Your Jesuit classmate, Randy (Evergreen, CO) Randy Labac, September 29, 2015