|Birth: ||Jul. 27, 1924|
|Death: ||Feb. 14, 2010|
Norma Valeen Richardson married Paul Raymond Allen, the son of Roscoe C. Allen and Flo L. Dorsey Allen, who are also buried in this cemetery.
The Eugene Register-Guard
Lane County, Oregon
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Family Tribute; Page B6
Norma Valeen Allen
Norma Allen, age 85, went to heaven to join the love of her life, Paul Raymond Allen, on Valentine's Day. They loved each other for 62 years.
It was love that inspired Norma to dedicate her life to the service of others; she lived life as a practical expression of her faith. Norma indeed loved the Lord, her husband and family, and ALL the children of the world. As a team, Paul and Norma opened their home countless times to others in need. They took in family members, troubled teens and abandoned babies. Later in life, love led them back to the Philippines.
Norma said they were called to the Philippines by God to help orphaned, desperate and abandoned children. They opened a Baby Home ("not an orphanage!" per Norma) where they loved and cared for 147 little ones, age newborn to six years old. Nearly 40 of these children were adopted into families around the world. After four years, this baby home was passed to the care of another loving family. They continued their vision and mission to save children and give them a promising future. Norma and Paul's legacy of love lives on, and continues to inspire others each day.
Norma Valeen Allen was born July 27, 1924 to Ira and Helen Aileen Richardson. She was one of three children from the Milliorn - Kirk - Richardson lineage, founding families of Lane County. She leaves behind a brother, Dwane Richardson; her three children, Curtis Lynn Allen, Paula Dean Erickson and Itanna Aileen Murphy; two sons-in-law, Curtis R. Erickson, and Yosafe R. Murphy; five grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews (several spent time in her home) and her beloved cat Chloe.
The family is saddened by the loss of this fearless and inspirational woman, friend, mother and spiritual leader. However, we are joyful she is finally reunited with her husband, family members and friends.
Services will be held on Sunday, February 28 at 4:00 p.m. At the Bethany Church Fellowship Hall: 92072 Territorial Road, Junction City, OR. In lieu of flowers, memorial funds will be donated to the Philippine Baby Home.
Please mail donations to Franklin Christian Church, P.O. Box 173, Cheshire, OR 97419.
Ira C. Richardson (1896 - 1953)
Helen Aileen Milliron Richardson (1898 - 1942)
Paul R. Allen (1922 - 2004)
Norma Valeen Richardson Allen (1924 - 2010)
Dwane Kirk Richardson (1930 - 2012)*
Created by: Jan
Record added: Feb 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48695530
What a lovely tribute to your life! Most of us can only hope to make such a difference in the lives of others. Thank you for all that you accomplished!|
Added: Jan. 31, 2013
Norma and Paul Allen opened a Baby Home in the Philippines where they loved and cared for 147 little ones.|
Added: Feb. 24, 2010