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Dianne Allen

July 25, 1944 — October 24, 2022

Dianne Marie Allen 
July 25, 1944 - October 24, 2022
Richmond, Texas 

Fayette Memorial Funeral Home, LaGrange, Texas
Monday 10/31 (4:00pm-6:00pm), Visitation and Rosary
Tuesday 11/01/22 (8:00am-5:00pm), Lie in State

St. Laurence Catholic Church, Sugarland, Texas 
Wednesday 11/2, (10:00am-11:00am) Funeral Service/Mass
Reception to Follow in Church Hall (11:15am - 12:30pm)
3100 Sweetwater Boulevard Sugar Land, Texas 77479
Officiating: Brother-In-Law, Father James Allen, OMI, and Deacon Don Burns 

Dianne Marie Allen passed away peacefully with her husband and many family members by her side at home in Richmond, Texas, on October 24, 2022. She was born in Armour, South Dakota on July 25, 1944, to Joseph Forrest and Alberta Wallace. She married Michael Allen on February 17, 1962, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, raising four children; son, Patrick and daughters, Kellie, Stacey and Theresa.

Dianne was an amazing wife, mother, and "nana."  She enjoyed twenty-five "retirement years" living in in the country in Fayetteville, Texas. She was a passionately hard worker, operating a successful housekeeping business. She loved family gatherings, singing, slot machines, entertaining and housekeeping. Dianne treasured making friends and attending and supporting charitable events in the country. Dianne touched many lives through the years with her sense of humor and amazing personality.

Dianne is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Michael Joseph Allen; son, Patrick Allen and wife, Amy; daughters, Kellie Schneider and husband, Eric, Stacey Aguirre and husband, Robert and Theresa Ruesch; brother, Michael Forrest; grandchildren, Michael Migl (Sarah), Morgan Bryer (Clint), Matthew Ruesch, Jordan Aguirre, Jillian Aguirre, Jackson Allen, Shay Allen, and Romy Schneider; great-grandchildren River Migl, Gemma Migl, Harrison Bryer, and Gavin Bryer, along with her loving in-laws, nieces and nephews. 

Dianne is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Forrest, and Alberta Wallace (Tom).

The family would like to recognize Juana Soto, who has lovingly and patiently helped us care for Mom the last 2 years. We are eternally grateful for your dedication to her care.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Missionary Oblates of Our Lady Immaculate, 323 Oblate Drive, P.O. Box 659432, San Antonio, TX 78216-6629, 1-888-330-6264, email 

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