Bill Lewis AllenBill was born December 15, 1925 to Lester and Ava (Perrin) Allen. He was born in Holdenville, OK. His family later moved to Wewoka, where he went to school until the 10th grade. He wanted to join the Merchant Marines. He served in the Marines until his discharge on August 15, 1945. After leaving the Marines, he worked for his father in his garage. He met his wife, Oletha, and later they declared their love for one another and were married in Winfield, KS on September 27, 1946. He joined the National Guard, and they were called up to service. He was then in the Army for his time served and was discharged September 15, 1951. Bill and Oletha have 2 children: Gary Allen and Connie Grant. They have four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Bill and Oletha have loved one another through all their years of marriage for sixty-three years. Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Friday, December 18, 2009, at Bill Eisenhour Southeast Chapel, with interment at Arlington Memory Gardens.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 15, 2009