ALLEN, Fred E. "Tad"

Fred E. “Tad” Allen was born April 2, 1931 on the family farm near Spring Creek, Oklahoma to Ora and Fred Curtis Allen. He passed away February 19, 2015 at Cheyenne, Oklahoma at the age of 83 years, ten months and seventeen days.
Tad grew up in the Spring Creek community and attended school at Ocina before moving with his family to Burns Flat. He later enlisted in the US Army Air Corps and after his discharge, he farmed south of Durham, Oklahoma for a while before moving to California. He remained there for a year before moving to Hobbs, New Mexico and then later to Las Cruces, New Mexico. Tad married Jimmie Irene Hall in Cheyenne, Oklahoma and they made their home in Las Cruces. They eventually made their way back to Oklahoma and he purchased two service stations, one in Elk City and one in Cheyenne. He continued to operate those businesses for several years. Tad served as the Roger Mills County Clerk from 1965 to 1977 and they moved to Ashland, Kansas where he operated a couple of motels. Jimmie passed away in 1994 and later that year Tad returned to Cheyenne where he retired. Tad was married to June Tice at Clovis, NM on April 3, 2000 and they continued to make their home in Cheyenne.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Jimmie Irene Allen, a daughter, Billie Jean Hall, three brothers, Carl, Norman and Orman Allen.
He is survived by his wife, June, of the home; six children, Carolyn Moore and husband, Ike, Checotah, OK; Edward Hall, Debbie Archer, Lawrence, KS; Fred Earnest Allen, Jr., Prague, OK; Curtis Allen and wife, Donnette, Liberal, KS; Kevin Allen and wife, Ruth, Augusta, KS; seventeen grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren, eleven great great grandchildren, two brothers, Robert Allen, Clinton, OK; and Lynn Allen, Yukon, OK; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be held Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cheyenne Church of Christ officiated by Jonathan Hagar. Burial will follow at Spring Creek Cemetery under the direction of Rose Chapel Funeral Service, Cheyenne, OK. Condolences may be made online at
Cheyenne Star, February 26, 2015
Source: Obituaries