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Information for Dale Joseph Allen
7 April, 1919
3 April, 1991
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
April, 1991
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Dale Allen

     Graveside services for Dale J. Allen, 71, of Nampa, who died Wednesday, April 3, 1991, at the Nampa hospital, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  Dr. Paul Mangum, associate pastor of the College Church of the Nazarene, Nampa, will officiate.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
     Mr. Allen was born April 7, 1919, in American Falls, Idaho, to Joseph E. and Florence Iserman Allen.  They lived in several towns where Dale attended school, later graduating from Buhl High School.  He then attended Link's Business College in Boise.  In 1939 he began work with the Union Pacific Railroad as a telegrapher.  In May 1941 he married Thelma Martin.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and after being honorably discharged he returned to the UPRR.  Dale and his family moved to Nampa in 1948 where he worked for the UPRR until his retirement as a communication manager in 1979, with 40 years of service.
     Dale was very active in several dens and packs of the Cub Scouts of America and then active as assistant scout master with the Boy Scouts.
     He was the past president of the UPRR Oldtimers Club and a member of the Owyhee Gem and Mineral Society, the Art Guild, the Great Basin Archeology Club and the Civic Center Auxiliary.
     He is survived by his wife, Thelma of Nampa; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Jane Allen of Westlake Village, Calif.; three granddaughters; Kathryn, Mary and Priscilla; a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Bob Munson of Dundee, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Louise Porter and her husband, Dick; a brother- in-law Bill Martin and his wife, Charlotte; and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his parents.
     The family suggests memorials be made to Mercy Medical Center, 152 12th Ave. Road, Nampa; or flowers may be sent.
     Friends may call at the Alsip Chapel today until 9 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. to noon.