Information for May S. Miller Allen
10 August, 1892
– 7 May, 1983
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Services for May S.
Allen, 90, of Nampa Route 7, who died Saturday, May 7, at a
Nampa hospital, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at
Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa with the Rev. David Guard of
the Southside Boulevard United Methodist Church officiating.
Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens,
She was born in Pierre, S.D., Aug. 10, 1892. The
family moved on her birthday in 1900 to Oregon and then to
Nampa in 1901. Her father, Ira Miller, built a large house on
Sixth Street North and she lived there with her parents, seven
sisters and one brother. Her father helped to build the
Dewey Palace Hotel. Later he traded the house for a farm
in the Franklin District, north of Nampa, and that is where
she met Clarence Allen. They were married in 1915 and
lived in a house that Clarence built in the Franklin District
near the Boise River. They farmed there until 1928 when
they moved to their farm on 12th Avenue Road south of Nampa.
The couple celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in
January of 1980. Mr. Allen died in September of 1981.
She was a member of the Southside Boulevard United
Methodist Church and the Scism Community Club.
She is survived by a daughter, Marjorie Schwartz of
Longview, Wash.; a son, Lester, of Nampa; two sisters, Ruth
Waterman of Caldwell and Winifred Jenkins of Parma; five
grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother and five
Memorials may be made to the Southside Boulevard United
Methodist Church Memorial Fund.