Valley County, IDGenWeb Project
Luella (Lue) Hatch Allen, 74, of Donnelly, passed away in McCall, on June 1, 2012 after a short illness.
A viewing was held on Wednesday, June 6, at the Relyea Funeral Chapel in Boise with a graveside service and blessing by her nephew Chris Vaughn at the Kuna Cemetery.
A gathering for her friends and neighbors in Donnelly will be announced at a later time.
Lue was born at home in Kuna on Feb. 1, 1938, to Ira and Ida Hatch. She grew up on the family farm with her two brothers and seven sisters.
She often told stories of having to share a room with all of her sisters. It was not only the “girls” room, but the family sitting room.
She graduated from Kuna High School in 1956. She continued on to cosmetology school and worked at several places in the Treasure Valley, but really put her expertise to work by doing perms, haircuts, and manicures for her mother, sisters, and friends at home. L
ue married Eric G. Henry in 1963 and they later divorced. She met and married Bert L. Allen in 1971. Their honeymoon was a hunting trip in the Idaho mountains in a canvas tent.
Together they loved to hunt, fish, camp and snowmobile, enjoying the opportunities to get out of Boise on the weekends. They began to build their dream home in Donnelly shortly after they were married. It was always a work in progress and they were able to enjoy many years in Donnelly before Bert’s passing in 2008. Lue loved living “on the mountain” and it was difficult to pry her away. She enjoyed doing her puzzle books and reading in her little cabin in the woods. She lived a simple life and was content with being a homebody.
Lue was preceded in death by her husband, Bert, her parents, two brothers, five sisters, and an infant daughter Leslie Henry.
She is survived by her two daughters, Shanon Henry of Kuna and Lisa Allen of Donnelly; her sisters Kathleen Nakano (Wally) of Meridian, and LaRene O’Dell (Gary) of Kuna; and her grandsons Brandon Prince of Oceanside, Calif., and Baker Prince of Kuna. Lue is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
The family would like to thank Bill and Linda Eddy, who have been wonderful neighbors; Bonnie, Linda, and anyone who came to lunch on Wednesdays; Stella, who did Lue’s hair every week for the last 12 years; and all of Lue’s friends that loved her.
Also, a special thanks to the staff at the St. Luke’s McCall and McCall EMTs. Your caring support and encouragement was wonderful.
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