Joan E. Bevens Alford, formerly of Evans Mills and Watertown, died on August 18, 2021 at her home in Katy, Texas.(Source: Funeral home)

KATY, Texas (WWNY) – Joan E. Bevens Alford, formerly of Evans Mills and Watertown, died on August 18, 2021 at her home in Katy, Texas.

Born March 16, 1960 in Watertown, NY, daughter of John Bevens and Jane Pharoah, she attended Indian River Central School and graduated from Elba Central School in 1978.

While living in Watertown, she worked for the Jefferson Rehabilitation Center and provided child care services from her home. In the late 1980s Joan met Bobby Alford while serving in the United States Army and stationed at Fort Drum. The couple married in Watertown and moved to Oklahoma before settling in Texas, where Joan was a housewife and continued to care for the children at her home.

Joan was a vivacious reader, savvy with technology, she loved her many pets, was a loving mother, a great friend and everyone who knew her loved her.

Among her survivors are her father and stepmother, John and Evelyn Bevens, Watertown; four sisters, Joanne Kaune, Dover, PA, Lisa Lowes and Ernie Narrow, Watertown, Beverly Monica, Watertown, June Tolbert, Dover, PA; and two brothers, Jeff Bevens, Evans Mills, James Bevens, NC, a granddaughter and nieces and nephews and several cousins.

She is predeceased by her husband Robert “Bobby” Alford, also deceased on August 18, 2021, her beloved son, Anthony Ubriaco, her mother and stepfather, Jane and Kenneth Monica, and a half-sister, Ruth Monica.

Call hours will be at Hart & Bruce Funeral Home. A memorial service will immediately follow at the funeral home. The date and time have not yet been determined.

Online condolences can be made at www.hartandbrucefh.com

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