|Birth: ||Apr. 3, 1875|
|Death: ||Nov. 25, 1960|
The Oakley Graphic, Thurs. Dec. 8, 1960 (Edited)
Mrs. Esther M. True was born in Booneville, Cooper County, Missouri on April 3, 1875. She moved with her parents to Elk County, Kansas while a little girl, then to Ellis County, Kansas where they homesteaded north of Hays.
She was married to John William Allen (who's parents also had homesteaded there) in Fairport, Aug. 20, 1891. To this union 11 children were born. They lived around there on a farm until 1911 when they moved to Dickinson County where they resided until 1920, then moved to Gove County. In 1923 they then moved to Boulder, Colorado.
After an illness of two years, Mrs. Allen departed this life November 25, 1960 in the Foot Hills Nursing Home in Longmont at the age of 85 years, seven months and twenty-two days. She leaves to mourn her passing, eight children. Three sons, Nathan and Ted of Boulder, Colo. and Ira of O'Neal, Calif. Five daughters, Mrs. Will (Elsie) Lauer of Loveland, Colo.; Mrs. Bill (Lula) Murrison of Chapman; Mrs. Bill (Lillie) Schumate of Nevada, Calif.; Mrs. George (Lydia) Ecomony of Kansas City; and Mrs. William (Frances) Stevenson of Oakley. 45 grandchildren, 90 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Three sisters, Mrs. Saide Blakely of Fresno, Calif.; Mrs. Minnie Reeder and Mrs. Eda Study of LaGrand, Ore.; and several nephews and nieces.
Her husband preceded her in death on May 8, 1950 and tree sons, Herbert in infancy, Leslie in 1945 and Edwin in 1956. Also several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and four brothers: Edwin, Wright, Fredrick and Azel True. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in Boulder with a family reunion in 1941.
Ira Allen and Lula Murrison and Lillie Schumate were unable to attend services.
Mrs. Allen was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Boulder, and was very active in the church till her illness. She was also a member of the Priscilla Club.
Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning, November 29 at the Howe Mortuary Chapel. Dr. Ralph D. Evans, longtime friend and pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiated. Burial was in the Mountain View Memorial Park Cemetery. She was laid to rest beside her husband. She was a wonderful wife and mother. Her faith was great in whatever she did.
Solon C. True (1845 - 1928)
Sarah Ann Birge True (1852 - 1946)
John William Allen (1869 - 1950)*
William Edwin Allen (1892 - 1955)*
Nathan Augustus Allen (1893 - 1968)*
Elsie May Allen Lauer (1895 - 1974)*
Lula Maud Allen Murrison (1898 - 1981)*
Lydia Elizabeth Allen McPherren (1900 - 1976)*
Frances Myrtle Allen Stevenson (1903 - 2003)*
Herbert Thomas Allen (1906 - 1908)*
Joseph Theodore Allen (1908 - 1990)*
Ira Leo Allen (1910 - 1975)*
Solon Edward True (1870 - 1953)*
William Azel True (1873 - 1960)*
Esther Menendora True Allen (1875 - 1960)
Eda Almira True De Fries (1877 - 1963)*
Mason Wright True (1879 - 1938)*
Abraham Frederick True (1885 - 1955)*
Minnie Elizabeth True Reeder (1888 - 1978)*
Mountain View Memorial Park
Created by: Peggy Ricker
Record added: Sep 30, 2011
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