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Richard James Allen

Monday, October 1, 2001

Richard James Allen

CAMBRIDGE -- Richard James Allen, 73, died Thursday (Sept. 27, 2001) at the Cambridge Manor.

He was born Aug. 24, 1928, to James and Nellie (Easton) Allen. The family lived on a farm south of Stockville. He attended school at District 92 in Frontier County. He devoted his life to the Christian faith as a teenager, and remained a faithful Christian for the rest of his life.

On May 4, 1952, he married Margaret Durner. He worked for farmers in the area, and at a gas station until 1956 when they moved to Idaho along with his parents, and a sister and her family. He worked various jobs until Nov. 1, 1960, when he and his wife became employed at Ore-Ida Foods Potato Processing Plant where he was a fork life operator in the dry storage department. He retired in August of 1991 due to health problems. After his wife retired in 1993, they returned to Nebraska. On Feb. 20, 2001, he entered the Cambridge Manor where he resided until his death.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers-in-law, Eldon and Robert Durner; one sister-in-law, Karen Durner; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Fred and Evalena Durner; two great-nieces, Andrea Young and Malory Rowan; aunts and uncles.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret; five sisters, Marian Moore and husband, Harold of Bartley, Barbara Durner and husband, Raymond of rural Bartley, Jean Allen of North Platte, Pauline Gaasch and husband, Gordon of Broken Bow, and Marilyn Rowan and husband, Darrell of Hastings; one brother, Jerry Allen and wife, May Ann of Simla, Colo.; and three sisters-in-law, Lora Wolfe and husband, Gerald of Rock Springs, Wyo., Marge Nixon and husband, Jim of Bartley, and Hazel Durner of Arapahoe.

Services will be Monday, 10:30 a.m., at the Calvary Baptist Church in Cambridge with the Rev. Tim Burke officiating. Interment will be at the Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials may be given in his name.

Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge is in charge of the arrangements.