Ruth Emma <I>Hanks</I> Allen

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Ruth Emma Hanks Allen

  • Birth 26 Sep 1915 Tooele, Tooele County, Utah, USA
  • Death 1 Feb 2006 Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Hyrum, Cache County, Utah, USA
  • Memorial ID 43023896

HYRUM, UTAH: Ruth Emma Hanks Allen passed away peacefully on February 1, 2006. She was born September 26, 1915, in Tooele, Utah to Charles Arthur and Emma Russell Hanks.

Ruth received her education in the Tooele County Schools followed by obtaining a BS Degree in Home Ecomonics in 1937 from Utah State Agricultural College. Prior to her marriage she taught home economics in Shelley Idaho High School for two years. Throughout her life she exemplified her homemaking skills by applying what she had learned and taught.

Ruth married Austin Douglas Allen June 23, 1939 in the Salt Lake Temple. They made their first home in Provo where their children were born, and later moved to Hyrum. She was a talented seamstress, gardener, and cook.

She served in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as ward Primary and Relief Society President, and as stake Young Women MIA President. She especially enjoyed being a Guide Patrol leader, writing family histories, and doing genealogical research. She and Douglas served as missionaries in the Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Mission (1979-81) and as officiators in the Logan Temple. She was a long-time member of the Sego Lily Camp of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

uth is survived by her husband of 66 years; two sons, Arthur David Allen (Janet), Stansbury Park, Utah; Stanley Douglas Allen (Karen), Logan, Utah; one daughter, Carol Ann Allen Lemon (Alvin), Brigham City, Utah; and one sister, Alice Josephine Karpowitz (Frank), Salt Lake City, Utah; 14 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded by death by her parents; three brothers, Howard Arthur Hanks (Dora); Earl Wayne Hanks (Mabel); Charles Russell Hanks; two sisters, Ina Hanks; Elba Adelia Hanks Brown (J. Keith); one son, Paul Hanks Allen; and one grandson, Daniel Charles Lemon.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 4, 2006 at the Hyrum 6th Ward chapel (455 East 100 South, Hyrum). Bishop David Funk will conduct. There will be a viewing Friday evening 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Allen-Hall Mortuary (34 East Center, Logan, Utah) and 10:30 am to 11:30 am preceding the funeral at the church in Hyrum.

Special thanks to the devoted workers of the Brigham City Nursing Center. Condolences may be sent to the family at Allen Mortuaries.

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  • Created by: Burnt Almond Fudge
  • Added: 12 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43023896
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Emma Hanks Allen (26 Sep 1915–1 Feb 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43023896, citing Hyrum City Cemetery, Hyrum, Cache County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Burnt Almond Fudge (contributor 46857451) .