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Born Aug. 9, 1938, in Ava Marion L. Allen, 68, of Twin Falls, Idaho, passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Regional Medical Center after a short battle with cancer.
Marion was born Aug. 9, 1938, in Ava. He was the oldest of three children born to Clyde and Leora Allen. At the age of 13, he moved with his family to Twin Falls where he graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1956.
He married his best friend and soulmate, Fern Tattersall, of Eden, Idaho, on Sept. 12, 1957. They were blessed with three wonderful children, Fred in 1958, Dan in 1961, and Angie in 1969. Marion farmed until 1970, when he started working at Amalgamated Sugar in Twin Falls, and retired from there in 2000.
He was truly happiest when he was spending time with his family, his horses and having his friends nearby.
Surviving Marion are his wife, Fern; sons, Fred and Dan (Cindy); daughter, Angie (Guy) Standlee; six grandchildren, Dusty (Guada), Courtney, Ryan, Quentin, Aaron and Austin; one great-grandson, Conner; his mother, Leora; and a sister, Shirley (Richard) McCrite.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jim and Pearl Allen, and Charles and Ethel Jones, his father, Clyde Allen, and a brother, J.C. Allen.
Funeral Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. at the Twin Falls First Christian Church. Interment followed at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home in Twin Falls.