Claire Allen, 1931-2009, passed away in Vail
On Jan. 13, 2009, in Vail, Claire Edith Allen was carried upon the wings of angels to heaven.
Claire was born in Laconia, N.H., on July 28, 1931, to Emile Stanisclaus and Marie Anne Allen.
Claire was a faithful servant of the lord and loved to lift up her voice in praise, being a devoted member of church choirs since she was a teenager. One of Claire’s passions was needle work, especially counted cross stitch. She made beautiful baptismal napkins for the churches she attend through the years.
Claire’s engaging manner and warm smile made her beloved to many.
Claire is survived by her aunts, Lucille Bartlett and Jean Brooks; her sister Marie (Pat) Patricia Ketchum; and brother Edward Girard Allen.
She is also survived by her children, Gisele Elaine Riden, Patrick Owen Purdy, Daniel Allen Purdy and Paulette Eugenie Lucas.
Claire had three grandchildren Shawn Purdy, Aleesha Bryant and Kyle Lucas. She had one great grandchild, Dylan Patrick Bryant.
In the magnificent glory of god and his son Jesus Christ, Claire was welcomed to heaven by those who had preceded her in death ” both of her parents and brother Francis Patrick Allen.
A memorial service is planned for June 28 at the Gracious Savior Lutheran Church in Edwards. In lieu of flowers, a gift to Gracious Savior Lutheran Church or Vail Christian School would be appreciated.