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Linda Lou Allen of Anadarko, Oklahoma passed from this life peacefully on May 21st, 2019 at the age of 84 with loved ones by her side. She was born on November 19th, 1934 to O.C. And Doris (Vaughan) Gibbons in Marlow, Oklahoma.
Linda grew up in Anadarko, Oklahoma; She attended Anadarko High School where she played the clarinet in the band. When she was young, Linda loved spending time with her grandmother who taught her how to sew, embroider, crochet, and knit.
On June 16th, 1952 Linda married the “ love of her life”, Ray Franklin Allen immediately after his return from Korea. She worked as a typist while Ray was in College and Medical School. Linda spent much of her life raising their five children. She attended dance recitals, school plays, baseball games, baked cookies for class parties and chauffeured children here and there. She willingly traveled to many places during Ray’s military career. They lived in California, Colorado, Arizona, Hawaii, North Dakota, & Okinawa, Japan. After raising children, Linda went on to manage Ray’s medical practice billing office.
In 1992, Linda & Ray retired to a beautiful location in Camp Verde, Arizona where they enjoyed their favorite hobbies. Linda & Ray both were private pilots. They loved traveling in their Mooney airplane and also in their motorhome. Linda was a proud member of the Ninety-nines (Women Pilots) & was also a certified flight instructor. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, gardening, & spending time with friends and family.
Linda was preceded in death by her loving husband Ray Allen, and her parents, O.C. and Doris Gibbons of Anadarko, Oklahoma. She is survived by her sister Doris Sue & husband Richard Hodges of Farmington, New Mexico; Louvaughan & Greg Chedester of Harrah, Oklahoma, Cindy & Rick Moore of Anadarko, Oklahoma, Brent & Dee Allen of Mesa, Arizona, Ginny & Brian Rummel of Dickinson, North Dakota, Diana & Tom Sopp of Harwood, North Dakota, 14 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a team of caregivers.
Linda will be reunited with Ray on June 18th, 2019 at 10 am at the Ft. Sill National Cemetery in Elgin.