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Maurice Delmar "M. D." Allyn
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Birth: Aug. 21, 1918
Mount Vernon
Jefferson County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 10, 2010
Harris County
Texas, USA


MAURICE DELMAR "M.D."ALLYN, age 91, passed away peacefully on August 10, 2010.He was born on August 21, 1918, in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He grew up during the depression in East St. Louis, Illinois. M.D. graduated high school as a member of the National Honor Society. He went on to attend business college in the evenings. M.D. was drafted into the United States Army Air Corps and served as a tail gunner on B-17s and B-29s during WWII. After the war he went to work for Gulf Oil in Nashville, TN in the accounting department, where he met his wife Freda. He received several promotions throughout his career which eventually brought him to Houston where he retired at age 60 in 1978. He was a member of the Gethsemane United Methodist Church for 42 years, 30 which were dedicated to teaching adult Sunday school. He also served on the committees that assisted the poor. M.D. was a "ham" amateur radio operator for most of his life. His other great interest was baseball. He played the sport as a kid, teenager, and even tried out, as a left-handed pitcher, for the St. Louis Cardinals. After moving to Houston in 1962, he became an avid Astros fan. M.D. loved a good story and a clean joke and would tell his favorite often. M.D. was preceded in death by his parents; Archie and Bessie Allyn and sister, Mary Kathryn. He is survived by his loving wife Freda Copeland Allyn; daughters, Janice Allyn Pope and her husband Russell, Trish Allyn Tagle and her husband Raul; Son, Larry Allyn and his wife Susan; Grandchildren; Jordan Pope, Emily Pope, April Allyn and Rachel Tagle. Serving as Pallbearers; Bill Bunch, Clyde McWaters, Odean Head, Bill Gibson, Gary Greenamoyer, Harry Bueschel. A visitation will be held on Sunday, August 15th from 5-8PM and a funeral service in the Chapel of Forest Park Westheimer on Monday, August 16th at 2PM. Tributes may be made online at

Published in Houston Chronicle from August 14 to August 15, 2010

Family links: 
  Archie Ernell Allyn (1891 - 1970)
  Bessie Wimberly Allyn (1898 - 1994)
  Maurice Delmar Allyn (1918 - 2010)
  Mary Kathryn Allyn (1923 - 1924)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery
Harris County
Texas, USA
Created by: Chris Mills
Record added: Apr 05, 2012
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Maurice Delmar M. D. Allyn
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Maurice Delmar M. D. Allyn
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