Irene E. McAlister

Irene E. McAlister, 96, passed away July 17, 2019. She was born March 13, 1923 to Y.Z. Helms Sr. and Mary Belle Helms.

She is survived by her son, Bryan Lynn McAlister; daughter, Brenda Owen; granddaughters, Belitha Baringer, Tani James and Whitney Robinson; grandsons, Robert Ward McAlister and Brian Duane McAlister; great-grandchildren: Conner, Kendyl, Kinley, Carson, Katie, Holly and Jason McAlister and Alexis Baringer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert P. McAlister; son, Robert Charles “Bobby” McAlister; sisters, Catherine Jennings and Louise McCown; brother, Daniel Helms; and grandson, Donald Blake Walden.

Visitation was held from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Grace Funeral Chapel in Port Lavaca followed by a committal service at 11 a.m. at Seadrift Cemetery.

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Arrangements and services under the personal care of Grace Funeral Homes & Cemeteries.

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