Information for Elwood O. "Dad" Allen
13 November, 1924
– 5 April, 1996
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Elwood O. "Dad" Allen,
71, of Nampa, went to be with his Lord on Friday, April 5,
1996, in a Boise hospital, following a sudden illness.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, April 8, at
the Nampa First Baptist Church. The Rev. Russell
Hendrickson, pastor of the church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Services are under direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel,
Elwood "Dad" Allen was born Nov. 13, 1924, at Detroit,
Mich., to Orlo and Nora Allen. At an early age, he moved
to West Virginia, then to Schenectady, N.Y., where he was
reared and attended schools. After high school, he
served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945. He came to
Idaho in 1948, and farmed in the Kuna area until moving to Los
In 1952 he moved to Siloam Springs, Ark., where he met
his future wife, Norma Lee Browers. Elwood and Norma
were married on Oct. 4, 1953, at Decatur, Ark. After
living a short time in California, they moved to Nampa.
In 1955 he began working for the Internal Revenue Service
until 1958. He then went to work for the Nampa Post
Office from 1958 until his retirement in 1984. After
retirement, Elwood worked as the groundskeeper of the
Cathedral Pines Baptist Church Camp, and later for 2 1/2 years
at the Nampa Golden Glow Towers doing maintenance.
He was an active member of the Nampa First Baptist
Elwood was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and
friend who will be greatly missed in this life, until we meet
again in Heaven.
Elwood is survived by his wife, Norma of Nampa; a
daughter and son-in-law, Penny and Steve Hood of Everett,
Wash.; a son and daughter-in-law, Robbie and Trina Allen of
Nampa; a son, Perry Allen of Boise; four grandchildren, Craig
Caleb, Larissa and Ian Hood of Everett, and Nathan Allen of
Nampa. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family requests no flowers, but suggests memorial
contributions to the Nampa First Baptist Church, 1417 3rd St.
S., Nampa 83651; or to a favorite charity.
Friends may call Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and
Monday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alsip Funeral Chapel.