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Clydene Allen

Clydene Allen

Oct 10, 1924 - Dec 16, 2016
Clydene Robb Allen passed away Friday, December 16, 2016, at the age of 92. Celebration of life will be held Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 875 Fremont St., Lander, WY. Kelly Dehnert, one of Clydene’s kids, will officiate

Clydene Robb Allen was born October 10, 1924, to Clyde Willis Robb and Vesta Beatrice Warden Robb, in Grant City, Missouri. Clydene had an older sister, O'Rita Maxine, and a younger brother, Alan. They grew up on a small farm, during the depression. Clydene graduated from Grant City High School in 1942. Through High School, she raised turkeys to pay for her college education.

Clydene graduated from Northwest Missouri State Teacher’s College in Maryville, Missouri, in 1943, with an elementary education teaching certificate. She then followed her heart to Wyoming.

In Lander, she met Townsend Crosby “T.C.” Allen. They were married Easter Sunday, March 25, 1951. Together they owned and operated the 4U Motel. She and T.C. were the proud parents of seven children.

Clydene pursued her love for teaching by spending the next 35 years wrangling Lander children through the 3rd and 4th grades. After retirement, she enjoyed the impromptu visits of her former students.

Geography being her favorite subject, she and T.C. enjoyed traveling during summers and retirement. They enjoyed several winters in Tucson, AZ. They often would take grandchildren to Good Sam Jamborees.

Clydene was a member of P.E.O., Eastern Star, Oriental Band, United Methodist Church, Women’s Circle, Fremont County Historical Society, the Friends of South Pass, the Snodrifters, and Fremont County Pioneer Association. At a recent Pioneer Association picnic, she was presented with a plaque recognizing her as the “Oldest Living Pioneer Woman”, for which she was very tickled. Clydene was a very generous person, and was always baking a pie or cookies to donate to a fundraiser for one of the organizations she loved, such as helping with the South Pass Gold Rush Days.

In addition to her family and many good friends, Clydene enjoyed surprises, a good laugh, entertaining, and socializing.

Clydene was preceded in death by her husband T.C., and children Woodrow “Woody” James Allen, Clarlene Michelle Allen Peil, and Richard Todd Allen; her parents; sister O’Rita Maxine Walters, and brother Alan Arthur Robb.

Clydene is survived by children: Woody’s wife Teresa, James “Jim” Robb Allen and Mary, Salli Marlene Allen, Townsend Crosby “Cros” Allen and Marita, Phillip “Phil” Reed Allen and Margaret, fourteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.