Betty Anna Allen, 79, of Alamogordo, left this life and went home to the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
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She was born Dec. 24, 1933 in Armijo, N.M., the youngest of Charles and Beatrice Byers.
She spent her childhood in Albuquerque, Fort Stanton, and Ruidoso. On Jan. 24, 1953, she married Robert H. Peebles. Betty and Bob raised three children in Alamogordo, where Betty worked seasonally as a tax preparer and later cared for her aging mother and mother-in-law.
After Bob died, Betty married Tom E. Allen on June 30, 1984, and they traveled around the United States.
Later, she served as a volunteer for Cancer Awareness, Prevalence Prevention and Early Detection (CAPPED), Inc., and 20 Years for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) in Alamogordo.
Survivors include her children, Henry Peebles, and wife, Diane, of Albuquerque, Steve Peebles and wife, Chris, of Richardson, Texas, and Elizabeth Wood and husband, Dusty of Tularosa; a sister, Lucille Appleman, of Enterprise, Oregon; a brother, Charles Byers, and wife Peggy of Wichita Falls, Texas; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by husbands, Robert H. Peebles in 1982 and Thomas E. Allen in 2000; by a sister Ruth Crandall.
Services will be 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the Alamogordo Funeral Home; 2301 First Street in Alamogordo, with the Rev. Bob Reno officiating.
Interment will follow at 1 p.m. at Angus Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be made to CAPPED, Inc., www.capped.org or call 575-434-4673.
The Allen family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home, Inc., to direct the funeral services.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 1 to Jan. 7, 2013
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