Eleanor Ruth Allen, 88, a resident of The Dalles, died at a local care facility on Thursday, October 2, 2014.
She was born in Afton, OK on August 26, 1926 the youngest of five children to John and Della (Timmons) Grimes. She grew up in Miami, Oklahoma where she attended school.
On December 31, 1945 she and James Clinneth Allen were married in Avenal, California.
They moved to Oakridge, OR in 1949 and settled in The Dalles in 2007. She enjoyed gardening, growing plants and caring for a multitude of family animals.
She is survived by her daughters Marsha Lea Unglert, Jeanean Ruth Allen-Franz and Rhonda Lou Johnson, and her sons James Earl Allen, Charles Steven Allen and Jody Patrick Allen.
Thirteen grandchildren and twelve and a half great grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2011.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 1:30 pm at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon with Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
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