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    FROM THE LEFT, Landon Wilkins, Ryan White and Logan Blaker try out their artistic skills Saturday afternoon at the Morenci PTO’s first Date to Create event. More than 50 people showed up to create decorated planks of wood to hang from rope. The event served as a fund-raiser for miscellaneous PTO projects. Additional photos are on the back of this week’s Observer.

Allen, Richard "Rick"

Posted in Obituaries

Richard “Rick” J. Allen, II, 61, died March 1, 2006, after losing a battle with cancer, in Lake Okeechobee, Fla., an area where he had resided for most of his adult life.

He was born Sept. 14, 1944 in Clovis, N.M., and graduated from Morenci High School in 1962. 

Rick is survived by his wife, Dee;one son and daughter-in-law, Richard G. and Sue Allen of Plymouth Mich.; four grandchildren, Stacia, Lucas,  Lance and Elise Allen; a sister, Joanna Allen (and Robb) Goedert of Houston, Texas; two nieces, Tressa Jones Grantham of Atlanta, Ga., and Shayna Jones Daykin of Adrian, Mich; aunts, Doris Allen of Seneca, Gertrude Shaffer and Chloe Rathbun of Florida and several cousins in Florida and Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard J. (Dick) Allen; stepfather and mother, Donald and Ethelyn Sullins Kiest; and uncles, Robert L. Allen, Lynn Shaffer and John Rathbun.

 

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