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Ruth Allen
© Enid Morning News
07-2005
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

© Enid Morning News


A graveside service for Ruth Allen, 84, of Garber, will be 10 AM Wednesday at Black Bear Cemetery, Garber. The Rev. Don Johnson will officiate. Arrangements are by Dugger Funeral Home, Garber. Family visitation will be 7:54 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.

She was born August 6, 1920, in Watts to Arvel and Minnie Condrey Mitchell and died Friday, July 29, 2005, at Greenbrier Nursing Home, Enid.

She graduated in 1938 from Watts High School and in 1942 from Oklahoma A & M, now Oklahoma State University, and worked on her graduate studies at North Texas Women's University.

She married John L. Allen Junior August 6, 1940, in Chandler. They lived in many places, including Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, while he was stationed with the Navy.

During World War I I, she was a "Rosie the Riveter" working on B 17 and B 24 bombers. She was a parts inspector at the Boeing plant in Seattle.

After the war they returned to Adair County and worked the family farm.

They moved to the Lamont area in 1953 where she taught vocational home economics until her retirement in 1970. They then moved to Garber and continued farming

She was a member of Enid Garden Club.

Surviving are two sons, Eddy Allen of Garber, and Larry Allen of Sacramento, California, and 2 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John, on February 11, 2005, and two brothers.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice in care of Dugger Funeral Home, P. O. Box 66, Garber, OK 73738.

Remembrances may be shared at www.duggerfuneralhome.com




John Allen
© Enid News and Eagle
02-2005
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

© Enid News and Eagle


A graveside service for John Allen, 84, of Garber, will be 10 AM Monday in Black Bear Cemetery. The Reverend Don Johnson will officiate. Arrangements are by Dugger Funeral Home, Garber. Family visitation will be 6 to 8PM Sunday at the funeral home.

He was born April 24, 1920, on a farm southeast of Garber to John L. And Frances Kimmell and died Friday, February 11, 2005, at Greenbrier Skilled Nursing, Enid.

He graduated from Garber high school in 1938 and married Ruth Mitchell August 6, 1940, at Chandler. He graduated from Oklahoma A & M in 1942 and completed graduate studies at Harvard University. After graduate school he enlisted in the Navy, serving in the Pacific Theater. During World War I I, he was stationed at Pearl Harbor, where he served as port director.

After the war, he taught vocational agriculture to returning veterans in Adair County. They made their home and farmed in Watts, moving to the Lamont area in 1954, where he farmed until 1971. He then moved to the Garber area and continued to farm until his death. He was a member of Lamont Masonic Lodge and Lamont Veterans of Foreign Wars, and both Lamont and Pond Creek Baptist Churches.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth; two sons, Eddy Allen of Garber, and Larry Allen of Sacramento, California; two sisters, Ruth Pommitt of Enid, and Tula Perel of Pawnee; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two infant sisters and one brother.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the American Cancer Society.

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