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Ernest E. Allenberg


1920 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Ernest E. Allenberg, age 90, long time Tucumcari, NM, resident, passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2011, in Amarillo, TX, after a brief illness.
Ernest was born October 2, 1920, in Millerstown, PA. He grew up in Bonners-Ferry, ID, and at a young age he joined the  CCC until he was drafted by the Army in 1942. During WWII,  he served as a tail gunner on B-17 Flying Fortress Bombers. He met his wife, Eloise Lindsey, in Carrizozo, NM, and was married November 3, 1947. They resided in Abernathy, TX, for 20 years before moving to Tucumcari in 1966. He cubed hay until the age of 80.
Surviving Ernest is his wife, Eloise of Tucumcari; 2 sons, Dale Allenberg and wife, Cathy of Clovis and Brent Allenberg  and wife, Crissey of Seattle, WA; 2 daughters, Sherry Burns and husband, Johnny and Cathy Cordova and husband, Joey all of Amarillo, TX; 8 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and 2 great great granchildren.
Services celebrating his life were Friday, August 26, 2011, in the Dunn Memorial Chapel with interment in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Jim Oliver, Wayland Oliver, Bill Ward, Brent Allenberg, Dale Allenberg, and Joey Cordova.
Arrangements were by Dunn Funeral Home, Tucumcari, NM,  575 461-3815.
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