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Vivian Mae Allen

April 10, 1929 - April 3, 2019
From: Spencer, IA
Vivian Mae Allen

Vivian Mae Allen

Born: April 10, 1929
Died: April 3, 2019
Age: 89

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     Vivian Mae Thompson was born, Wednesday, April 10, 1929 to Ruby M. Mumford and Thomas Lee Thompson in Pauls Valley, OK.  She was the oldest, having one younger sister.  Her father died at a young age.  Vivian was raised with the help of her grandparents and aunts and uncles.  At the age of 9, her mother moved her and her sister to San Antonio, TX, were they and her step-father were going to start a new adventure.  Vivian received her education in San Antonio, TX and helped her mother with 5 younger siblings.
     Vivian met the love of her life, Donald Harvey Allen in San Antonio on March 30, 1952 and were married June 30, 1952. They lived in Texas until Don’s Honorable Discharge from the United States Army.  They then moved to Sherburn, MN where Don worked for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad.  In 1957, they moved to Spencer, IA to raise their three children.
     Vivian was a stay at home mother until her children were in school, she then worked as a seamstress at Aalfs for 23 years along with selling Mary Kay until the age of 89 and spent many hours cooking, sewing and she was a talented seamstress.
     Vivian was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and was active in the Widow Fellowship Group at Church.  She served as a Cub Scout Leader and Brownie and Girl Scout Leader.  Vivian loved her family and always put them first.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Thompson and Ruby Taylor; her husband, Don in 1980; her great granddaughter, Makayla Rae; sister, Donnie Lee Faulk; brother, Seburn Taylor and her in-laws: Vernon and Clara Allen; 3 sisters-in-law: Evelyn Stokes, Darleen Allen and Nina Faber and brother-in-law, John Allen.
     Left to cherish her memory are her children: Linda (Frank) O’Clair of Spencer, IA, Jay Allen of Iowa City, IA and Ray Allen of Langdon, IA; 5 grandchildren: Benjamin (Heidi), Nathan and Adam (Leanne) O’Clair and Jason (Fiance, Kendra Spurgeon) Allen and Tara Allen; 6 great grandchildren: Samantha, Zachary, Abigail, Madalyn, Coleton and Jackson O’Clair; sister, Sherry Jackson; brothers: Kenneth Taylor, Leslie Taylor Sisters-in-law: Linda Taylor, Clare Erickson, Linda Geistfeld, Birdella Allen, Jane (Oscar) Knaak, Judie (Jim) Connor; brothers-in-law: Wilbur (Grace) Allen and Don Faber; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.
Pastor Paul Frederiksen
Benjamin O'Clair
Nathan O'Clair
Adam O'Clair
Tara Allen
Jason Allen
Zachary O'Clair

Samantha O'Clair
Makayla O'Clair
Abigail O'Clair
Madalyn O'Clair
Coleton O'Clair
Jackson O'Clair
Will begin at 4:00 P.M. on Friday with the family present from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.
"The Lord's Prayer"
"On Eagle's Wings"
By Ryan Faber
Organist, Tom Fuchsen
Elm Creek Cemetery
Trimont, MN


Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:58 AM
“Linda - so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. We greatly enjoyed getting to know her and working with her. She was always so sweet and grateful. Thank you for inviting us to her birthday celebration, my heart aches for you all that she didn't get to have that party. ”
- Kelly Mills
Monday, April 8, 2019 at 11:34 AM
“I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I always think of her as a nice person and so pretty. Hugs to all of your. ”
- Vangie Alger Cowen
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 12:14 PM
“We wanted to share our condolences with Vivian's family. It is never easy to have to say goodbye to a loved one. The pain of loss can be unbearable. Our Creator promises us that one day this pain will be just a memory. That beautiful promise can be found at Revelation 21:3,4. Our pain and suffering will be a thing of the past, and we can cry tears of joy as we welcome back the ones that we love so much. We hope you find comfort in those promises. ”
- Robert & Marie Mile
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7:46 PM
“Linda and all.....we are so very sorry to hear that your mother has passed. I know its a tough one. We are thinking of you all and may God guide you through this passing. ”
- Bryan and Gayle Bailey
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7:38 PM
“Our sincere and deepest sympathy to you Linda and Frank and all of your family. Know that you will miss her so much. Love and prayers...”
- Cindy and Dan Johnston
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 6:59 PM
“My Sympathy. ”
- Diane Mozena
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 3:44 PM
“To the family of Vivian Allen. Sympathy to you and yours, I remember Vivian at Aalfs. She was a hard worker and good at her job. Keeping you in my thoughts.”
- Mary Lynn
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 11:02 AM
“Linda and Family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Vivian was such a sweet lady & know she will be truly missed. May God give you all peace & comfort.”
- Dee Kilpatrick
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 10:37 AM
“Linda, and families, I am so sorry to see the loss of your mom ans grandma. May all of your memories be a comfort to you. Keith & Vicki Peterson”
- Vicki Peterson
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 8:22 AM
“Linda & Famiy,
So sorry for the loss of Vivian. She was a great lady! Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers.
Kim Haisman & Family”
- Kim Haisman
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 8:22 AM
“Linda and Family, we are sorry for you loss. May God be with you all.”
- Greg and Linda Manwarren
Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 8:21 PM
“Linda and family may God’s strength and His love carry you and surround you during this sad time. Prayers my friend.”
- Becky (Frad) Simons
Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 8:20 PM
“Dear Ray, Jay, Linda and families,
We were so sorry to read about your mom. We have not seen her for years but we remember
A lot of fun times with your folks when we were all active in the Eagles.
Remember all the good times.
Know you are all in our thoughts and prayers,
Jackie and Roger”
- Jackie Mann
Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 2:12 PM
“Dear Linda, and Family,
We are very sorry about your Mom & Grandma!
Wishing you peace and wonderful memories!
- Bev Salton Dudziak
Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 10:05 AM
“Linda and family I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was is a dear lady. I remember early on when she lived across street from grandma Enderton. Send my condolences and prayers ”
- Cynthia Enderton Hahn
Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7:51 AM
“Linda & family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please let me know if you need anything.”
- Annie Golden
Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7:51 AM
“Linda, I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your and your family. It is so hard to lose a parent, hold on to all the memories. Your mom was such a neat lady, she will be greatly missed. Hugs to you!”
- Laureen Anderen
Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7:50 AM
“Linda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolence's. Jim and Jan Rusk”
- Jan
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 6:07 PM
“Linda and family--we are sorry to hear about the loss of Viv, we loved her sass! She was a great lady, she will be missed. Our hearts go out to you and your family at this difficult time. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers”
- Shawn and Rosanna Ellison
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