Funeral services for Almeda Minnie Allen were held on Monday, May 6, 2013, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Newport, Vermont, with the Reverend Richard Whitehill officiating. Interment followed in Pine Grove Cemetery, Newport. Mrs. Allen died on April 28, 2013, at the age of 105.
She was born on September 20, 1907, in Holland, Vermont, the daughter of Fritz and Ida (Forbes) Osgood. She married Howard C. Allen on December 24, 1925, and they had two sons – Howard Jr. and Edward.
Mrs. Allen was a sales clerk for the former Fishman’s Store and bookkeeper for the Montgomery Ward Store in Newport for over 30 years, retiring in 1971. Following the death of her husband in 1971, she and her son Edward moved to Sundance, Wyoming, where they resided until their return to Vermont in 1975. She loved to read, to go trout fishing and deer hunting at their camp in Coventry. She also enjoyed knitting, sewing, crocheting, and traveling.
She is survived by her son, Edward Allen of Newport; daughter-in-law, Donna Allen of Sundance; grandchildren, Jill Mackey of Sundance, Melody (Rich) Toth of Upton, Wyoming, and James (Tammy) Allen of Sundance; seven great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; son, Howard Jr.; grandson, Howard Allen III; half-brothers, Norman and Clayton Smith; sisters, Nettie Vancour and Amy Lamb; and half-sister, Blanche Brooks.