October 14, 2010

LOIS ADELAIDE SNOWBARGER ALLEN
(12/2/1933 - 10/7/2010)



Lois Adelaide Snowbarger Allen, 76, of Albuquerque passed away October 7, 2010, after a valiant battle against cancer.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at Daniels Family Funeral Home, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE.

Lois was born December 2, 1933, in Lancaster, MO.

She graduated from Lancaster High School in 1951, where she was a standout pitcher on the womenís softball team.

She attended State Teacherís College in Kirskville, MO, and taught grade school in rural Missouri. While working as a nurseís aide in Kirksville, she met her future husband, James O. Allen. The couple married on January 7, 1956, in Lancaster.

After moving to Albuquerque in the early 1960s, Lois worked at the J.C Penney store in Winrock Center. She and James later owned and operated Diamond Transfer.

Lois was an avid cook and especially enjoyed cooking large family meals for the holidays. She passed along her cooking skills and many of her favorite recipes to her granddaughter, Bailey, 13.†

Lois was preceded in death by her mother, Wilma Snowbarger;† sister Lenore Sloan; and brother, Bill Snowbarger.

Lois is survived by her husband, James; son, Jim Allen; granddaughter, Bailey Allen; former daughter-in-law, Valerie Allen, all of Albuquerque; four nieces; a nephew; and many friends.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, Boys and Girls Clubs of Albuquerque or Animal Humane Association of New Mexico.

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