December 3, 1921 - November 7, 2021
Betty's Memorial Service can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/645561112 Betty's Tribute Video can be seen here: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/GYRGGWYJ2KH9B9YK Mary Elizabeth "Betty" McAllen, 99, passed away on November 7, 2021, at Bethany on University in Fargo, ND. Betty was born on December 3, 1921, in Cavalier, ND. She was the daughter of Freda and Ted Simons. After graduation from Cavalier High School in 1939, she began working at Adams Hardware store. Soon she would meet the dashing young optometrist who had moved to town. On December 21, 1940, Betty traveled with Mac to meet his mother. They stopped in Duluth to meet his brother, and it was there, Betty and Mac were married. To announce their marriage to Betty's parents, a telegram was sent with the simple message, "Merry Christmas, from a very happy couple, Dr. and Mrs. G.W. McAllen." They made their home in Hallock, MN where they raised their family. In 1987, Betty and Mac moved to Alamo, TX where they enjoyed golfing, and making new friends. In 1996, they moved to Fargo to be close to family. Betty was a loving mother, wife, and faithful Christian. Her favorite Bible verse was, "This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." PS 118:24. She was an excellent writer and has chronicled much of her life in an engaging, and often humorous manner. She loved being at the lake, fishing, swimming, and soaking up the sun. She loved to golf, play bridge, bowl, and dance. Her children and grandchildren were the light of her life. Betty is survived by her children, Trish (Bruce) Melin of Waite Park, Marilyn Solie of Richfield, Scott (Charlene) McAllen of Detroit Lakes, Vicki (Doug) Pieper of Pine City, Kelly (Rachel) McAllen of Fargo, Gary McAllen of Maple Grove, Lisa (Nathan) of New Brighton; 19 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mac, and daughters Diane and Theresa. The celebration of Betty's life will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home in Fargo, ND. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery in Hallock, MN.
Betty's Memorial Service can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/645561112 Betty's Tribute Video can be seen here: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/GYRGGWYJ2KH9B9YK Mary Elizabeth "Betty" McAllen, 99, passed away on November 7, 2021,... View Obituary & Service Information
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