Anna Allen

Feb 28, 2014 Staff

Anna Allen, of Riverton, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at her home after a brief illness. She was 67 years old.

A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday, March 3, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church. A funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Anna Renzema was born April 14, 1946, in Berlikum, Friesland, Netherlands, the daughter of Willem and Jitske (Ponne) Renzema. She was the oldest of seven children. She graduated high school from Kalamazoo Christian High School in Kalamazoo, Mich.

On Jan. 2, 1971, she married Mark Allen in Kalamazoo, Mich.

She moved from Detroit to the Shoshoni area in 1982. She then moved to Riverton where she had lived for the last 20 years. She worked for the Big Horn Children's Center for 25 years.

She was a member of R.C.C.W. through the Catholic church.

Her family said she enjoyed gardening, cake decorating, crocheting, going to the Catholic bazaars and reading. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Mark, of Riverton; daughters Jenny (Dave) Manning of Thermopolis, Lisa (Dean) Parker of Rawlins and Becky (Randy) Savage of Greybull; daughter-in-law Karmen Allen of Riverton; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three brothers and three sisters.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willem and Jitske Renzema, and her son, Paul Allen, in 2010.

Memorials may be made to an organization of the donor's choosing in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main St., Riverton, WY 82501.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at

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