IIMARY EDNA BROWN ALLEN 1897-1998
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Mary Edna Brown Allen
Obituaries - Mary Edna Brown Allen
Our beloved mother, Edna Brown Allen, 101, departed this life at 11:45 p.m., February 23, 1998, in a rest home in Bountiful, Utah.
Edna graduated from Star Valley High School in Afton, Wyo., and later attended Weber College in Ogden, the University of Wyoming and Utah State Agricultural College. Before her marriage, she taught school in Star Valley and Ogden, Utah, and in later years she taught in Logan, Utah.
From 1921-23, Edna served as a missionary for the LDS Church in the Eastern States Mission. There, she met Harold Tranter Allen of Coalville, Utah, [son of 1849-1928, and Sarah Rankin McCarthy Allen.] They were married in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on June 25, 1925. They lived for a long time in Salt Lake City, moved to Fairview, Wyo., then in 1936, to Logan, Utah. They were the parents of four sons, James, John, Don and Paul.
Always active in the LDS Church, Edna became a Logan LDS Temple officiator in 1945. Two years later, she was employed full time as sealing supervisor. In 1958, she became assistant recorder. She retired in 1962. She and her husband later served for 15 years as missionaries in the Logan Family History Center.
She is survived by her sons, James B. Allen (Renee), Orem, Utah, John H. Allen (JoAnne), Bountiful, Utah, Don B. Allen (Sandra), Salt Lake City, Utah, Paul B. Allen (Janette), Centerville, Utah; 17 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Harold, preceded her in death Oct. 6, 1991. The sole survivor of Harold's siblings, Marie Allen Floyd, resides in Cedar City, Utah.
Funeral services are at noon Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Logan 5th Ward Chapel, 300 N. 500 East, where friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will be in Logan Cemetery.
James Brown Allen has spent his career studying Western, Utah, and Mormon history. James has written numerous books (Mormons & Gentiles: A History of Salt Lake City, World History from 1500 -co-authored with J. Michael Allen, Hearts Turned to the Fathers, among others), articles (for F.A.R.M.S., etc.), and reviews. Allen received his B.S. from Utah State, his M.A. from B.Y.U., and his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. He was on the Board of Editors at Brigham Young University, and has served as an editorial consultant for other journals and publishers. James B. Allen has been a Professor of History at Brigham Young University (1984).
PAF - Archer files = Captain James Brown + (8) Cecelia Henrietta Cornue > James Fredrick Brown + Esther Amelia Marriott > Mary Edna Brown Allen + Harold Tranter Allen > James Brown Allen + Renee Jones.
The Herald Journal, Obituary, Logan, Utah, Thursday February 26, 1998, Page 4.
http://www.johnmarriotths.org/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=album223&id=Scan0015 = M.E. picture.
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