|Birth: ||Apr. 17, 1921|
|Death: ||Apr. 25, 2007|
Allen Blake Northern, 86, of Waco passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at St. Catherine's Nursing Home after a long illness. Graveside services will be Monday, April 30, 2007, at Waco Memorial Park. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Pecan Grove Funeral Home in Waco.
Allen was born in Emmit, Texas, the fifth of eight children. He played in a country western band as a teenager when he met Evelyn Fae Duggan, who he married on Christmas Eve, 1940. They moved to Waco where Allen worked and coached Little League before opening Allen's Auto Supply in 1962. Although Allen had no formal education beyond high school, his engineering skills were used during World War II at the Waco Army Air Base where he worked on fighter planes. A devoted Little League coach, it was rumored in the family that Northern Little League was named after him. He loved gardening, golfing, bowling, and working on cars. He was very skilled with his hands and could build almost anything by just looking at it. Allen and Fae operated Allen's Auto Supply together for over 20 years before retirement when together they built a lake house on Lake Limestone and enjoyed bringing the family out on weekends. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Fae, in 2000; his parents; and four brothers.
He is survived by his sons, Randy, and Larry and his wife, Vicki; grandchildren, Blake Northern and wife, Chris, and Kim Nye and husband, Jay, Breeanne Leonard and husband, Kyle, and Robin Northern; great-grandchildren, Amanda Nye, Rance Northern, Scott Nye, and Chelsey Northern; brother, Roy Dan and wife, Imogene; sisters, Georgia Ruth Carroll and Mary Frances Schrader; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Waco Tribune-Herald: 4/26/2007...N1
Otto Paul Northern (1890 - 1964)
Mary Lou Prater Northern (1892 - 1991)
Evelyn Fae Dugan Northern (1922 - 2000)*
William Merrell Northern (1912 - 1958)*
Thomas Ersell Northern (1916 - 1984)*
Richard Cox Northern (1919 - 1996)*
Allen Blake Northern (1921 - 2007)
Georgia Ruth Northern Carroll (1924 - 2014)*
Waco Memorial Park
Created by: Ruth M. Brown
Record added: Apr 26, 2007
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