Verna Little Allen, 88 died peacefully in her home in Jacksonville, Oregon, on September 10, 2013, incident to old age.
Verna was born in Driggs, Idaho on Nov. 15, 1924, the fourth daughter of Spencer Basil and Marie Campbell Little. She was raised in Clawson, and educated in near-by Driggs. After her high school graduation, she attended and graduated from LDS Business College in Salt Lake City Utah. She married her high school sweetheart, Verlin Marshall Allen in May of 1946 and moved to Malad, Idaho about a year later where they lived for fifty-seven years. Verna and her husband, Verlin were owners of Allen Drug where they worked together for 56 years. After retirement and in order to be closer to several of their children and grandchildren, they retired to Medford, Oregon.
Verna was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and she loved, taught, and exemplified the gospel all of her life while serving in many leadership capacities. Her greatest joy besides family was serving her sisters in Relief Society. She was known for her compassionate service, twinkly eyes and ready smile. She was an avid reader, an excellent cook and a wonderful seamstress. She loved children, animals, needlework and music.
Verna is survived by her husband Verlin, Jacksonville Oregon, their children, Craig (Lynette) Allen, St. George Utah, Kathleen (Brooks) Green, Conway Arkansas, Connie (Kelly) Kent of Salem Oregon, Kirsten (Kelly) Thompson, Central Point Oregon, Kelly (Gina) Allen, Snohomish Washington, 21 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by all of her siblings, a grandson and a great-granddaughter.
The Allen family sincerely thanks and is grateful for our mother’s caregivers, especially Ranae and Providence Hospice, particularly Pam, for the tender care and love they provided.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the 5th Ward LDS Chapel, 20 S. 100 W. Friends may visit with the family on Friday evening from 7:00-8:00 p.m. and again on Saturday morning from 9:30-10:30a.m. at the Horsley Funeral Home, 132 W. 300 N. prior to the service in the church. A graveside service will follow in the Cache-Clawson Cemetery in Tetonia, Idaho at 4:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for contributions to be made to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund.