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Fred and Kathy Allen

Fred and Kathy Allen

February 21, 2020
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Fred and Kathy Allen, of Canyon, formerly of Las Vegas, NM passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020. Services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Brooks Chapel with Rev. Gene Jones officiating.

Fred was born on July 26, 1942 in San Angelo, TX to Fred and Rulene Foster Allen. Kathy was born on January 25, 1946 in Cedaredge, CO to Edwin and Margaret Doyle McMurray. They both graduated from Robertson High School in Las Vegas, NM, Fred with the Class of ’60 and Kathy with the Class of ’64. Fred received a Bachelors in Agricultural Science from New Mexico State University and Kathy received a Masters in English from New Mexico Highlands University. Fred was a Vietnam Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967.

Fred and Kathy were married in Las Vegas, NM on December 10, 1967. Fred was a rancher, while Kathy was a homemaker and English teacher.

They were members of First United Methodist Church of Las Vegas, NM and Rociada Baptist Church in Rociada, NM. Kathy was an active member of P.E.O. Sisterhood Chapter H and former member of P.E.O Sisterhood Chapter AC, both of Las Vegas, NM.

Fred and Kathy loved to travel and entertain friends and family. Ranching was their lives, and Fred enjoyed helping neighbors with ranching and branding. He loved to be outside riding horses and roping. Kathy enjoyed designing handmade cards, crocheting and knitting baby blankets, and loved volunteering with the church. She loved to sing and shared her talent with residents at nursing homes. Above all, they loved each other, their family, and their friends, all of whom were a big part of their lives.

Fred and Kathy were preceded in death by their parents and a daughter, Shawna Michelle. Also preceding them in death was Fred’s brother, Ronnie Allen, and Kathy’s brother-in-law, Roger Spurlock.

Survivors include their son, Mark Shawn Allen of Canyon; daughter, Marlene Allen McConlogue and husband, Scott of Chandler, AZ; two grandsons; Kathy’s sisters, Macky Spurlock of Decatur, IL, Rita Hightower and husband, Dennis “Moe” of Verona, MO, and Aleta Mallette and husband, Russ of Las Vegas, NM; and numerous, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Fred & Kathy Allen RHS Classes of 1960/1964 Scholarship Fund. Mail to: NM Highlands University Foundation, PO Box 9000, Las Vegas, NM 87701.
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Service Details

  • Service

    February 25, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    February 25, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Brooks Chapel
    Address
    1702 5th Ave
    CANYON, TX
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Patricia and Kenneth Martinez

Posted at 05:49pm
Marlene, Mark and Family,
Our heartfelt condolences . Many thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
We will miss visiting with Fred and Kathy In some our favorite places.

Peace, Love and Hugs,
Patricia and Kenneth Martinez
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Sylvia Sanchez

Posted at 03:03pm
Kathy & I became friends quickly when she moved to Canyon because of our love of making handcrafted cards. She attended my card making classes and was planning on having her friends over to my studio to make cards. I will treasure her friendship and will miss her loving, generous and creative spirit. My sincere condolences.
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Temple Ann & Handley Driver

Posted at 09:55am
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Dave Gonzales and family

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Scottie ,Marlene and family. To be absent from the body is to be present with the lord. Be consoled knowing that they are now with God who loves them
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