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 Lanora Ethel <I>Wells</I> Allison

Lanora Ethel Wells Allison

Kansas, USA
Death 22 Apr 2008 (aged 90)
Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, USA
Burial Muleshoe, Bailey County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 26227837 · View Source
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Lanora Ethel Allison, 90, of Abilene, died on Tuesday, April 22, 2008, following a lengthy illness. She was born Dec. 21, 1917, in Wichita, Kan., the daughter of James and Leona Wells. The family moved to Arizona and later to New Mexico, where Ethel grew up. She met Gerald Parker Allison in Roswell, N.M., in 1935 and they were married on April 30, 1936. While in New Mexico, four children, James Oscar, Winston Irvin, Sherry Lynn and Larry Dale, were born. The family moved to Muleshoe, in January 1946, where son Robert Carroll was born in 1950. They lived and farmed in the Pleasant Valley community from 1946 until 1973.

After her children were grown, Ethel attended college at South Plains and West Texas State University and received a degree in education. She taught for 12 years in the Muleshoe Independent School District. She retired from teaching in 1985. She lived in Muleshoe and was active in the Muleshoe Art Association, was an accomplished artist and won numerous awards. She also conducted bilingual adult education classes after her retirement.

Ethel moved to Lamesa in 1994, and then to Olton in 1999. She had been a resident of Windcrest Alzheimers care unit in Abilene, since November 2005.

Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gerald in 1982; two sisters, Arlis Shaw and Eleanor Legleiter; two grandsons; and a granddaughter. She is survived by her children, Jim Allison and wife, Renee, of Huntsville, Ala., Winston Allison and wife, Dianne, of Anson, Sherry Bainbridge and husband, Jim, of Abilene, Larry Allison and wife, Gwen, of Lamesa, and Bob Allison and wife, Trudi, of Houston; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren; and by one sister, Anna Corrigan, of Alamogordo, N.M. The family requests that memorials be made to Windcrest Alzheimers Care Center or the charity of your choice.

Funeral services, under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home, will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2008 at the First Baptist Church of Muleshoe, with burial to follow in Muleshoe Memorial Park.

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  • Created by: West Texas Angel "Lisa"
  • Added: 23 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26227837
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lanora Ethel Wells Allison (21 Dec 1917–22 Apr 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26227837, citing Muleshoe Memorial Park Cemetery, Muleshoe, Bailey County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by West Texas Angel "Lisa" (contributor 46987921) .