Friday, March 14, 2014

Allie Tennant Rests in the Oakland Cemetery, Dallas

Allie Tennant fell ill during the spring of 1971. She stayed at her home on Live Oak Street during much of her final illness across the summer and autumn months of that year, but eventually went to the hospital for better treatment. Allie Victoria Tennant passed away on December 19, 1971.  Sadly, she died largely forgotten by the public and press which had closely chronicled her sculpting career during earlier decades. The Dallas Morning News, for example, carried only a short, single paragraph notice of her death that made no mention of her artistic career or other accomplishments. Like her parents and brothers, she too was laid to rest in the family plot at the Oakland Cemetery, surrounded by many business and social leaders from the Dallas elite who she had known across the course of her life.