Allen, Verna Marian

ALLEN – Verna Marian Allen of Brooks, Alberta died on April 14, 1979 in the Brooks Health Centre at the age of 80 years

She was born at Parkland. Ontario and moved to Michigan at the age of four. She came to Cessford, Alberta with her parents in the spring of 1910 where they homesteaded.

She attended school in Michigan and moved to Calgary where she graduated as a nurse from the Calgary GeneralHospital in 1920. She nursed there in 1931 and moved to Patricia to reside on the farm until 1947.

She moved to Michigan and nursed there until 1960 and returned to Patricia in 1965 and has resided in Newbrook Lodge since 1967.

Surviving are two nephews, Joe Rumohr of Calgary and Hugh Rumohr of QualicumBeach, B.C., and a niece, Mrs. Helen Sample of Detroit, Michigan.

Funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 17 at 2 p.m. in Smith Memorial Chapel with the Rev. George G Scott officiating. Interment followed in Brooks Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Maurice Grimshaw. Allen Grimshaw, Dempster Havens. Dave Griffith, Rod Griffith and Roy Griffith.

If friends desire donations may be made to Newbrook Lodge in Brooks.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Brooks Bulletin   April 18,1979   Roll 29  Image 844