Volume 8, Number 25 - September 11, 2008
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Junius L. Allen, 84, peacefully returned to his Heavenly Father Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at the home of his daughter, Lisa, in St. George, Utah, with all of his family by his side. He was born March 31, 1924, in Grace, Idaho, to Mark Preece and Flossie Layton Allen. He was the second of four children.
He proudly served his country in the United States Navy overseas in World War II. Upon returning he married Helen Roper in the Salt Lake Temple on Aug. 15, 1947. They began their married life in Grace, Idaho, spending much of their time working a dairy farm. In later years they moved to Big Piney where he was the owner of Allen Equipment for many years, retiring to live in St. George, Utah.
J.L. was affectionately known as Bugs. Anyone who had dealings with him knew him to be a hard worker, honest and a man of integrity. He was devoted to his country, his community, his religion, and his family. He was a fisherman and a golfer and never missed a Jazz game. He continually learned from his books, a scholar at history. He enjoyed exploring the countryside on his ski-doo, in his jeep and in his later years, on foot as he hiked the red hills.
He is survived by his children, Larry R. Allen (Judy), Big Piney; Kaye Allen Watkins, (Will), Edinburg, Texas; Lisa Allen Parker (Jeff ), St. George, Utah; Heidi Allen Russell, Kennewick, Wash.; and Debra Allen Moffat (Chris) of Big Piney. He is also survived by 23 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. He was a fun-loving father and grandpa and holds a special place in each of their hearts.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Helen, two sisters Helen Snow and Madge Hansen, and one brother Chad Allen.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at 11 a.m. in the Grace Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, Sept. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Grace Stake Center and Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. also at the Grace Chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.webbmortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Webb Funeral Home in Preston, Idaho.
Beulah M. Faler, 87, of Pinedale, passed away peacefully on September 6th in Pinedale. Services for Beulah will be held on Friday, September 12th at the Pinedale cemetery with a reception immediately following at the Pinedale VFW.
Beulah was born on December 13, 1920 in Ironsides, MD to Charles and Edna Millar. She was one of nine children. She attended school in Maryland and graduated with honors at the age of 15. She was a talented athlete: the recipient of many tennis and volleyball trophies. After graduation, she went to work for the Naval Intelligence department in the United States Pentagon. During WWII she met the love of her life, Harold Faler, at a military dance where she was a hostess in Washington D.C. They married on June 24th, 1944 in San Diego, California. They then returned to Haroldís home state and began their life together in Boulder, Wyoming. Two sons were born to them, Judson and Lester. Beulah taught elementary school in Boulderís one room schoolhouse her first year in Wyoming. Harold and Beulah opened their first grocery store, Falerís General Store, in Boulder after their first year of marriage. They eventually out-grew the store in Boulder and opened a larger store in Pinedale. The business grew to be successful and remained in the Faler family until January of 2008.
Beulah was a beautiful, noble and dignified woman. She brought the exceptional grace she learned from her upbringing back east into the small community in Pinedale, and never complained about the world she left behind or the trials of living in the cold rural west. She used her gifts and talents to raise her boys, even taught them how to play ball, and to bless the lives of all people who knew her. She enjoyed writing and authored Christmas plays for the Episcopal church in Pinedale, where she was an active member while her children were young. She was a gifted artist and received many ribbons for her original oil paints. She continued to display great athletic ability by competing and winning several golf tournaments over the years. She enjoyed playing bridge, riding horses, hunting and hosting events in the community. She will always be remembered for her generous heart, quiet yet unshakeable faith, and the kindness she displayed to all people. She loved her children and grandchildren with all of her heart and taught them all much of what they know about generosity, forgiveness, sincerity and unconditional love.
Survivors include her husband, Harold; son, Judson and his wife Claire, of Pinedale; sister, Lillian (Sugar) Walker of Maryland; grandchildren: Steve Faler of Pinedale, Brenda Szymczak of Casper, Beau Faler of Pinedale, Karen Nielson of Tacoma, WA and Kristie Wright of Texarkana, TX; 11 greatgrandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 7 siblings and her beloved son, Lester. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all donations be made to Sublette County Retirement Center, Attn: Ann Evenson, P.O. Box 788, Pinedale, WY 82941 to benefit patient comfort and medical needs.
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