|Birth: ||Apr. 20, 1916|
Kit Carson County
|Death: ||May 22, 1996|
Funeral services forOra Ralph Allen of Fruita will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at McLean Funeral Home in Fruita with the Revs.Rick Morgan and Curt Solum officiating. Burial will be in New Elmwood Cemetery in Fruita.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday at the mortuary.
Mr. Allen,80,died of natural causes Wednesday at St. Mary's Hospital.
He had been a rancher and farmer in Rifle area from 1938 to 1952.
He was born April 20,1916, to Samuel Joseph and Mina Eldora Peterson Allen in Burlington, where he spend his childhood and attended schools. He moved with his family to the Silt and Rifle area in the mid 1930's to Loma in 1952 and retired to Fruita in 1973.
He married Erma Theresa Bernklau on Oct. 27,1938, in Rifle.
Mr Allen enjoyed fishing,hunding,dancing and playing cards.
Other survivors include a son. Sam of B=Collbran;two daughters and sons-in-law,JoAnn and Howard Morgan of Grand Junction and Barbara and Duane Likes of Cortez; two brothers, Walter of Placerville,Calif and Wayne of Hillsboro,Ohio;a sister,Alma Faye Brown of Las Banos,Calif.;seven grandchildren,14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
His parents;a sister, Ruth Hansen;and a brother, Arnold are deceased.
Memorial contributions may bemade to the American Heart Association, PO box 474,Grand Junction 81502.
Samuel Joseph Allen (1886 - 1973)
Mina Eldora Peterson Allen (1887 - 1980)
Erma Theresa Bernklau Allen (1922 - 1998)*
Created by: Ruth Barckley
Record added: Oct 20, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22320379