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