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Charlotte Louise Allen

August 13, 1939 ~ April 24, 2019 (age 79)

Charlotte Louise Allen, 79, of Boise, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, cousin and friend passed away April 24, 2019. Born on August 13, 1939 to Dorothy and Howard Kifer in Nampa, Idaho, she was the eldest of two daughters. After graduating from Nampa High School, Charlotte married the love of her life, Glenn Allen, in 1958. They shared a deep, beautiful, caring love of one another, celebrating a 60th Anniversary last year, most of those years spent in Boise. They and their three daughters enjoyed a household filled with love, laughter, and music. She had a dry wit and you often had to work to tell if she was serious or kidding. Charlotte had a long history at the First United Methodist Church, Cathedral of the Rockies, committing to over 20 years in the choir, numerous volunteer roles and the United Methodist Women. After raising her children, she began an 18-year career at the cathedral as receptionist, leading to a secretary position and retiring as the Senior Secretary. Charlotte had a long list of loves including, miniatures (member of the Mini Les Bois Club), floral arranging, baking, reading, picnics, Sunday drives with Glenn, Neil Sedaka (attended 6 concerts), antiquing, genealogy, pinochle, watching baseball, the Democratic Party and vanilla candles on a rainy day. She had great wanderlust and cherished her trips to Europe, Maui, New Orleans, Mobile, AL, Asheville, NC, numerous Oregon coast visits, and explored all the nooks and crannies of Idaho. Charlotte was a talented cellist and pianist. Charlotte is survived by her husband, Glenn; daughters, Lora Steele (Mike), Glennda LaChance (Keith), and Tricia Cooper (Scott); sister, Barbara Knapp (Jim); grandchildren, Marcus Terry (Margaret), Kirsten, Wesley, and Madison LaChance; brother-in-law, Wesley Allen; sister-in-law, Sara Allen; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by parents, Dorothy Kifer Davis and Howard Kifer. The family has sincere gratitude for her kind and generous caretakers of the past two years. We will mourn and miss her, but above all else will joyfully celebrate her life. A celebration of life will be held 3:00PM Saturday, April 27, 2019 at The First United Methodist Church, Cathedral of the Rockies, Cana Chapel, 717 N. 11th St., Boise, ID. An additional celebration will be held at the Oregon coast. 

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