Joni Marie Allen Born September 5, 1959 in Pottstown, PA passed away on April 7, 2012 at the age of 52. She is survived by her husband, Edward Allen of Tucson who she cherished and sister, Beth and brother-in-law, Mark Morris of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Joni was passionate about her Collies and loved training and showing them. She had earned many titles and awards throughout the 35 plus years of trialing, and was especially proud of her herding achievements. She excelled in scrap booking, creating true masterpieces of her dogs' victories. Joni was active in the Collie Rescue and was a member of many canine clubs and organizations. She was a trial judge for rally and enjoyed watching the various teams compete. Her wit and enthusiasm will be missed at ringside as well as in the hearts of her many friends and family. A Memorial Service celebrating Joni's life will be held at FUNERARIA DEL ANGEL SOUTH LAWN, 5401 S. Park Ave., on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Donations to South West Collie Rescue, Attention: Lee More, Estrava Calabasa, Santa Fe, NM 87506, in Joni's name would be appreciated.
Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Apr. 15, 2012