Elizabeth Naylor Allen


Elizabeth Naylor Allen – 20 Nov 1884

Elizabeth Allen and Jos. D, Allen Die At Oneida Hospital

Mrs. Elizabeth Allen, 72, Portage, died at the Oneida Hospital Thursday 4 Jul 1957.

A blood vessel had ruptured in the stomach area of the elderly mother of nine Wednesday morning and she was placed in the hospital here. Doctors said a transfusion would be necessary.

A phone call to the sheriff’s office in Pocatello alerted Patrolmen Oscar Miller and Victor Barfuss, who rushed the correct type blood to Malad, a distance of about 65 miles, in 45 minutes.

But Mrs. Allen, who had rallied after the transfusion, became worse Thursday morning and was unable to tolerate more blood by transfusion for several hours before she died.

Mrs. Allen had been a Relief Society teacher in the LDS Portage ward.

She was born Nov. 20, 1884, in Almy, Wyo., a daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Ann Scothern Naylor. When she was a child the family moved to Providence where she was reared and educated. On May 22, 1906, she was married to Mr. Allen in Providence. The couple received endowments in the LDS Logan Temple on Sept. 20, 1920. They had resided in Portage since their marriage.

Joint funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Allen were conducted Monday at 1 p.m. In the Portage LDS Ward chapel by Bishop Walter Gibbs.

Surviving Mr. and Mrs. Allen are nine sons and daughters. Ellis L., Portage; John W., Riverside; Mrs. Ray (Edna) Tippets; and Ralph L., Ogden; Mrs. Eugene (Faye) Bingham; K. Leon, Roy; Golden I., Centerville; Mrs. Newell (Hazel) Udy; and Joseph C., Salt Lake City; 46 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and three sisters.

(See Joseph D. Allen obituary)

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