We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Laird Funeral Home
Memorial service will be held at Laird Funeral Home on Friday, July 29, 2022, at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be held at Laird Funeral Home on Friday, July 29, 2022, from 10:00 AM -11:00 AM. Inurnment will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Longview.
Elma Doris Allen, 85, of Nacogdoches, TX, passed away on July 21, 2022, in Nacogdoches.
Elma was born in Premont, TX to Lawrence and Alma Cox on October 22, 1936. She grew up in Premont, TX and went to high school at Premont High School where she was on the cheerleading squad. Elma met her husband Bobby Allen Sr. in Premont and married on April 17, 1955. She enjoyed gardening, square dancing, and clogging. She was the first female letter carrier in Nacogdoches and blazed the trail for future female carriers.
Elma is survived by her sons, David Allen and wife Michele, Bobby Allen and wife Teresa, Mike Allen and wife Kim; grandchildren, Ashley Voll, Chris Allen, Kate-Lyn Rogers, Bobby Allen III, Courtney Stroman; 8 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.
Elma is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Allen Sr; parents Lawrence and Alma Cox; sister, Daisey Ornelas; brothers, Lawrence Cox Jr., James Cox, Edward Cox, and Norman Cox.