- March 24, 1936 - November 19, 2012
- Riverdale, Utah
of Martha's Passing
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“I often think of the talks we use to have. I miss that. During recent times as I go through life's trials, I remember your words of wisdom. I love...Read More »
1 of 32 | Posted by: Gwendolyn Roundtree - Midvale, UT
Thinking of you today and the warmth that you shared with so many including your adopted daughters. I thank God for you and the time...Read More »
2 of 32 | Posted by: Betty Sawyer - Ogden, UT
“Mom, you've been gone from us for a few weeks and the emptiness is so real. I miss your smile, talks, handing your hand, and seeing your eyes as I...Read More »
3 of 32 | Posted by: Meliane Hicks - Roy, UT
“I am so sorry for your loss. It is a lost to all of us that knew her. She was a great influence in my life and family. She touched our hearts in so...Read More »
4 of 32 | Posted by: Barbara Cruz - Salt Lake City, UT
“My condolences to the Allen Family as you grieve the loss of Mother Allen. I have many fond memories of my time at Griffin. I remember once when I...Read More »
5 of 32 | Posted by: Sister Yolande Stephens - OK
“May you feel God's arms holding you close in this time of your extreme sadness. Martha will be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this...Read More »
6 of 32 | Posted by: Stephon Van Dyke - reno, NV
“Dear Bishop Allen and family,
My prayers of comfort and peace go out to you all. Mother Allen's smile and words of encouragement and wisdom over the...Read More »
7 of 32 | Posted by: Denise Elbert - West Point, UT
“Hello Bishop Allen,
I am so sorry to hear about your wife. I send you my depest sympothy. May God richly bless you and your family. Was hoping to...Read More »
8 of 32 | Posted by: Paul Boggs - Clearfield, UT
“To Bishop Bobby Allen and family. I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Mother Allen , I remember her when she first moved to the state of Utah....Read More »
9 of 32 | Posted by: michael salen - MARICOPA, AZ
“Dear Bishop Allen & family,
We were sadden to hear about Mother Allen. We just wanted you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Mother...Read More »
10 of 32 | Posted by: william swift - boise, ID
“My thoughts & prayers go out to the entire Family. May God be with you all.
11 of 32 | Posted by: Michael Moore - Ogden , UT
“Mrs Allen was a wonderful teacher, all around nice person. Was an exceptional Teacher. Thank You Mrs. Allen for everything.
12 of 32 | Posted by: Tricia Hawks - Ogden, UT
“Bishop Allen and family My heart-felt sympathy goes out to each one of you. Mother Allen truly was an inspiration in my life. My fondest memories of...Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Marjorie D. Lemons - Clearfield, UT
“My prayers go out to the family and my good friend dennise she was a great woman and will be missed!!!
14 of 32 | Posted by: Marus Colvin - Phoenix, AZ
“I thank God for Mother Allen she imputed so much spiritual knowledge and wisdom in me. She always spoke kind and encouraging words. From being apart...Read More »
15 of 32 | Posted by: Prophetess Cheryl Bonita Lee - UT
“Dear Bishop Allen and family,
Words can not express the heaviness of my heart to hear of the passing of Sis Martha Allen. Sis Allen was a...Read More »
16 of 32 | Posted by: Donna Daniels - Canyon Country , CA
“Such a beautiful woman of Christ, what a blessing it was just to be in her pressence. My deepest prayers of Gods comfort go out to all the family &...Read More »
17 of 32 | Posted by: Brycelyn Gaskins - Macon, GA
“I am so very humbled and thankful to have known this great woman of God. Never will I forget the words she has spoken into my life; who couldn't...Read More »
18 of 32 | Posted by: Monique Bumpers - Chandler, AZ
“Remembering the smile on Mother Allen's face when in her presence. Remembering her dance and her lonnnnnng words of wisdom and encouragement. To...Read More »
19 of 32 | Posted by: Rev. Bruce and Sabrina Davis - NY
“Wow! Where do I begin? My heart goes out to the family,Bishop foremost for your loss Iam so Sorry! I will miss Mother and her beautiful spirit, her...Read More »
20 of 32 | Posted by: Amelia Lewis - Mobile, AL
“Will always love you and that big smile you have. Yet praying for you Bishop Allen and family.
21 of 32 | Posted by: Robert Matthews - Denver, CO
“To Bishop Allen and family I am still trying to come to the truth with my Mother Allen homegoing. Mother Allen was like a second grandmother to me...Read More »
22 of 32 | Posted by: Robert Matthews - Denver, CO
“Still having trouble grasping the reality that you have left us. You've been a constant in my life for as long as I remember. I remember your wise...Read More »
23 of 32 | Posted by: Vanessa L. Miller - Reno, NV
“Bishop Allen and family! Rejoice in the Lord! for you know your sweet and loving spouse, mom, grandma and otherwise knew that her soul loved Jesus!...Read More »
24 of 32 | Posted by: Rev & Sis Council - Rex, GA
“To my dear second mom- A Virtuous Women teaches her children the ways of her Father in heaven. She nurtures her children with love of Christ,...Read More »
25 of 32 | Posted by: Yvonne Ryans - Salt Lake City, UT
“You taught me how to be a lady,how important an education is, how important God is, you made me the strong woman i am today. it was a great pleasure...Read More »
26 of 32 | Posted by: Darlene - Roy, UT
I was shocked to learn of your sweet wife's passing. May God grant you and your family the power to go on.
I haven't seen you much,...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: Bruce C. Hartman - Ogden, UT
“You reminded me just a few days ago that integrity is not what we do when people are watching but what we do when we think no one knows, thank you...Read More »
28 of 32 | Posted by: Romona - Washington Terrace, UT
“You are so beautiful to me and I could go on. Mom you are my inspiration my rock, my strong tower, mom you were my whole World. You taught me how to...Read More »
29 of 32 | Posted by: Dwayne Snell - Hooper, UT - Son
“To my Dearest Uncle(Father) and To my Cousins (Brothers and Sisters) I share your sadness and pain. While we all know that Aunt Nancy (Mom) is in a...Read More »
30 of 32 | Posted by: Victor B Stanley - Idaho Falls, ID
“She was a really straight forward person and a constant towards me for the fifteen years that I knew her. Her door was always open and she welcomed...Read More »
31 of 32 | Posted by: Bernadette Jackson - Clearfield, UT
“I am praying for Bishop Allan and the Allan family, also the church family. May Mother Allan spirit lives on inside of our hearts, because she was a...Read More »
32 of 32 | Posted by: Minister Dewayne Matthews Sr. - GA
Martha L. Ashford Allen transitioned from Earth to Heaven on November 19, 2012. Born to Walter Ashford and Mary Chavis in St. John County Florida, and raised by her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Peter Chavis.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Isaiah (Ike) and James, two sisters Dora and Mary.
She attended public school and graduated from Weber State College.
Martha taught school for Ogden City Schools until she retired.
She is survived by her husband, Bobby R. Allen, Bishop of the Utah Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ; sons, David (Eloise) Snell, Bobby Jr. (Brenda) Allen, Dwayne (Jackie) Snell; daughters, Romona (Earnest) Crockan, Linder (James) Hunn, Melanie Hicks, Brenda McClellon, 19 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and a supportive church family as well as a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 23, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at the Griffin Memorial Church, 2424 E Ave, Ogden, UT. Funeral Services will follow at the same location on Saturday, November 24, 2012, at 1:00 p.m.
Entombment will follow services at Leavitt's Crystal Gardens Mausoleum, 836 36th Street, Ogden, UT.
The Allen family would like to give a special thanks to Brooke and the Caregiver Support Network, the staff at McKay Dee Hospital, Doctors Charles Ivester, Jerry John, David Allen and Ryan McDonald for all their support.
Services under the direction of Leavitt's Mortuary.