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Information for Elwood O. "Dad" Allen
13 November, 1924
5 April, 1996
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
December, 1996
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Elwood O. "Dad" Allen

     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, Nampa.
     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 Angeles, Calif.
     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 Church.
     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.