Mary Almon

Mary Katherine "Katy" Almon

March 17, 1924 - November 1, 2020

Mary Katherine "Katy" Almon, age 96, of Frisco, Texas passed away on November 1, 2020 in Frisco, in the house where she was born. Katy was born on March 17, 1924 in Frisco to Fred and Lucy (Montgomery) McIntire. Before her death, Katy was the second oldest surviving citizen of “Old Frisco”. 

She graduated from Frisco High School in 1941 and worked for the Internal Revenue Service in Dallas, where she met Raymond G. Almon. They were married on June 23, 1943 in Greenville, Texas. 

Katy was very involved in civic and community activities in Frisco. She served as election judge for the county, city and school for eleven years. She was a member of the Heritage Association of Frisco and served on many committees within the association. Katy was actively involved in Frisco ISD. She served on the Community Education Advisory Council, the Facility Naming Committee and the FISD Improvement Team. In 1993, Katy was honored by the Frisco Chamber of Commerce as the Silver Citizen of the Year, recognizing the many years of dedicated service for the citizens of Frisco. 

She is survived by her son, Ronnie Almon and his wife, Jonette of Klondike, Texas; daughter-in-law, Shelia Almon of Burleson, Texas; grandchildren, Hillary Almon Murray and Shawn, Lindsey Almon Sommers and Jeff, and Matt Hawthorne; great-grandchildren, Conlee Murray, Carson Sommers, Ashtyn Sommers and a fourth great-grandchild expected in December; as well as a host of other family and friends. Special thanks and love to niece, Kay Chapman Haney for the loving care she gave Katy during the last few months of her life and to niece, Ginger Bowden and her husband, Jack for their kindness and devotion to Katy. Thank you to Rosemary and Pepper with Reliant Hospice for their care and concern. 

She is preceded in death by her husband; son, Freddie Ray Almon; three sisters, and four brothers. 

Katy will be laid to rest at Hall Cemetery in Lone Oak, Texas. 

Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the Frisco Education Foundation, online or to PO Box 567, Frisco, Texas 75034 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital online or to 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105; (800)478-5833.

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There is no more of an iconic picture of Frisco Texas than that of Katy Almon on the front porch of her quaint, beautiful and meticulously kept home on Maple Street. Seeing Katy there on her front porch from a very young age to my now almost 60 years has been one of the most comforting, heartfelt sights I have ever known. To actually sit with Katy on that porch and enjoy each other with conversation of "old Frisco" to all things present was an honor and privilege for me that I will miss deeply. Katy represented "old Frisco" so well to so many. Her warm smile and welcoming spirit lives on......because of her faith in Him and His love for her. Sincerely, Rusty McSpedden aka - one of her "boyfriends" Rusty McSpedden, November 6, 2020 What a dear and very special lady. I am so thankful to have got to visit with her in the last few years and share our Montgomery history. Prayers and sympathy to her family. Angie Montgomery-Browning, November 5, 2020 My husband (Clay) and I fall under the category of "a host of other family". She was his Grand Aunt (I had to look it up to be specific), and I considered her my Grand Aunt as well. She was and always will be a special lady to me, she would always buy Girl Scout Cookies from Sierra and Taylor. She really enjoyed having her Grand Nieces around. I sat with her many times, holding her hand and telling her how much she is loved. We will miss you Aunt Katy but will always know that you are smiling down upon all of your friends and family. Marilyn Chapman, November 5, 2020 My daughter and I were blessed to have Ms. Katy and Mr. Raymond as neighbors. I have continued to visit with Ms. Katy through the years and enjoyed celebrating our birthdays together. I visited her in February before I moved to Wyoming and she shared treasured recipes with me. We had such a fun time as she recalled different people that had given her their handwritten recipes. Ms Katy was so very fortunate to have Debbie Waldsmith in her life. Debbie tirelessly made sure “ladybug” had anything she needed and brought meals to her daily. If Ms Katy wanted chicken or a hamburger, Debbie would make sure she got it. Debbie and Mary Beth Genovese put together a town parade to honor Ms Katy for her 96 and 1/2 birthday. These two ladies loved Ms Katy and were loving companions for her. I know Ronnie and family are so appreciative of their love and devotion. Ms Katy was a wonderful friend to all and I will miss my friend. Judy Thompson Childers , November 5, 2020 Kathy made me feel like a friend the minute I met her. As a thank you for helping with a computer problem we even went on a "double date". Loved sitting on her front porch and visiting and meeting neighbors. She was so special and we will miss her. Betty Jo King, November 4, 2020 Dear Ronnie, Sheila, and Family, My heart is broken to hear that Katy passed. She was such a very special lady and such a good friend to my Mother, Reba Carroll. I had the special opportunity to visit with her on her front porch in April after my Mother, Reba, passed away. She ask me to drop by and bring my Mother's obituary as she was keeping a book of memories of all of her many Frisco friends that preceded her in death. We had a sweet conversation and I told her how much my Mother and my family loved her. I send my sincere condolences and sympathy and have you and your family in my prayers. Sincerely, Debbie Carroll-Boyce Debbie Carroll-Boyce, November 4, 2020 Sweet Katy, I’m so sorry. She was such a wonderful lady and will certainly be missed. She loved her friends of Frisco and we loved her. Ronnie, I’ll be thinking of you and your family. Leta Pemberton Leta Pemberton, November 3, 2020 Katy and I served as volunteers in the Heritage Association. She was a dedicated historian and kept scrapbooks of the organization's early history, a priceless contribution. I'll miss Katy and her wealth of knowledge about Frisco's growth, especially regarding the FISD. She wrote a history of it and was dedicated to all things education. Katy told stories of her school days in early Frisco which are recounted in some of the Heritage Association's publications. On a personal note, Katy always had a smile, and I enjoyed her company so much. She served me a piece of homemade cake when I visited her once and she shared the special recipe with me. Katy spoke highly of her family and loved every one of you. It was my honor to know and volunteer with this special lady. Linda Sutton Linda Sutton, November 3, 2020 Katy was such a great person. She and her husband, Raymond were so nice to my family when we lived in Frisco from 1963 to 1968. She will be missed by all who knew her. My condolences to Ronnie & his family. Lloyd Nichols, November 3, 2020 I arrived late to Frisco and lived in Little Elm at Rocky Point all during High School. Ronnie was in the class before me. Of course we all knew each other back then. But, I didn't really get to know Katy until after we moved to Prosper. Katy was a real joy to be around, Ronnie brought her to several of the class gatherings and especially his 50th class reunion where I sat and talked with Katy for some time that night. I loved to ask her questions because she was sharp and knew all the names I wanted to know about. I for one of many, will miss her in our lives. May her smile live on in the hearts of those who knew her. Pat Sterling, November 3, 2020 Katy was a generous, cheerful, and outgoing lady who absolutely loved her community and the Frisco schools. She spent many hours serving both and was always helping others. A wonderful Frisco icon who will be cherished always. Pat and Catherine Fowler, November 3, 2020 Sorry for your loss , Katy was a precious lady, new her all my life went to school with Ronnie. All our prayers for the family during this time of need. And sorrow Blessings Roy & Carolyn Roy & Carolyn Cannon, November 3, 2020 Katy you will definitely be missed. I remember many days sitting on your front porch with you and Raymond visiting and watching the Frisco world go by. Jack Reeves, November 3, 2020