Alene Mary Scallon

January 18, 1926July 1, 2017

Alene Mary (Meis) Scallon of Rancho Santa Fe, California, formerly of Marshalltown, Iowa, and Beaumont, Texas passed away peacefully in her home July 1, 2017. Alene was born January 18, 1926 in Le Mars Iowa, the first daughter of Alphons F. and Marcelinda (Alesch) Meis. She graduated from Le Mars Central High School where she was editor of the school newspaper, played trumpet in the school band and was crowned Homecoming Queen. After graduation, she attended Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa. She later transferred to Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa where Alene graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Nutrition, later becoming a Registered Dietitian. While studying, Alene found the "love of her life," Nick Scallon. They enjoyed university basketball and football games. Alene became an adored Phi Kappa Sweetheart at Nick's fraternity. Alene and Nick were married on April 17, 1950 at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars, Iowa and enjoyed a wonderful marriage sharing deep love for each other. Their love continued to grow and flourish through the years. As a young married couple, they settled in Marshalltown, Iowa where Nick began working for Fisher Controls and they started to raise their family of six children. One of the highlights of their marriage was entertaining and traveling with Nick's career. They were actively involved in the building of the local Catholic high school. Alene was an avid tennis player and the family enjoyed the courts together. Later, Nick's career opened an opportunity to start his own agency, Scallon Controls in Beaumont, Texas and the family moved. They resided in Beaumont for 10 years. At retirement, they moved to San Diego, California to enjoy the weather, sunsets and the ocean. Alene had a playful, mischievous sense of humor, was passionate about sports, wagered at the Del Mar Horse Track every season, cultivated her rose garden, enjoyed baking for her family, and cherished her deep faith in God. Alene is survived by her husband Nicholas Scallon, her brother David Meis and wife Mary, daughter Shaune Cathcart and husband Richard, son Mark Scallon, son Michael Scallon and wife Mary, daughter Kelly Broderick and husband Steve and two sons-in- laws, Dr. Mark W. Rukavina and Brian Harrington, twelve grandchildren, three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews all of whom gave her great joy. Alene is preceded in death by her father, mother, brothers Larry, Richard, and Mark, sister Mary Ann Rawley, daughters Linda (Rukavina) and Maureen (Harrington), and great grandchild, Mark Richard (Rukavina). Alene contributed over her lifetime to Catholic charities and missions. She would have been honored if family and friends would donate to Maryknoll Sisters of Saint Dominic in her name. Condolences can be written at If desired, please send flowers directly to the church. Visitation will be available at 10:15 AM before the mass of Alene's Christian Burial at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 7th at the Church Of The Nativity in Rancho Santa Fe with Monsignor Richard Duncanson officiating. Alene will be laid to rest with Rosary in Old Mission San Luis Rey Cemetery in Oceanside, California.


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Mary Dodds

August 2, 2017

Nick, I'm so sorry to learn of Alene's decease! Although she and I never met, I saw her at 'Fisher' events and St. Mary's in M'town, recognizing her on sight as your wife. Going way back, you came to my wedding (married Fred J. Dodds, of the Order Write-up Dept. [Fisher Governor Company], on 1 Sep 1956)! I have a great pic of you on that occasion, which I'd be happy to share, if you will contact me.
Keep on keeping on, Buddy! The best is yet to come (a glorious reunion with Alene and other loved ones gone ahead)!
Hugs, Mary Everist DODDS

July 17, 2017

Nick, we are so sorry to hear of Alene's passing. She was such a joy and we were lucky to have some good times with her and you over the years.
Jack & Irene Duffy

July 14, 2017

Hi Nick
We were so sorry to hear of Alenes passing
Our sincere condolences to you and your family
We enjoyed our visits with you both at The Fisher Alumni events over the years
Our thoughts are with you
Janet and Ron Kuchinka

Andy -Cheryl szocs

July 11, 2017

Dear Nick and family Cheryl and I want to pass along our thoughts and prayers to Alene and all of you. We truly cherished the many many Fisher moments we shared and loved her big smile, enthusiasm and energy. Right from the time andy joined Fisher in 1963 she always had time and a place for us for about 50 years.
Regretfully we did not meet too many other "Scallions" and extend our thanks for sharing her with us.
Blessings to all of you.
Andy and Cheryl Szocs Vancouver, BC

Jon Kriegel

July 11, 2017

Mike and family - We are very sorry for your loss. Through Mike, I knew that Alene was a beloved matriarch to her entire extended family. You will be in my family's thoughts and prayers.

July 9, 2017

Thinking of all of the Scallons and Rukavina's. We have so many fond memories of Alene. Loved her and her sense of humor. I will miss our phone conversations. Thinking of you especially Nick. Take good care of yourself .Love, Mike and Betty

Missy Haugen

July 7, 2017

What a wonderful woman! I will always remember her as happy and full of energy. As kids we loved being around her because of her fun loving and caring ways. My dad loved her dearly and talked often of their college days together ( and the silly birthday cards they sent to each other). "Buster" was cherished by her siblings and parents and that carried on to the rest of us cousins! Much love and condolences from all of us. Missy Meis Haugen

July 7, 2017

To Mike and family,

May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences. Thinking about you and your family.

Art Khaw (Hiawatha, Iowa)

The Doehrmanns

July 7, 2017

Though we've never met her, we know by the humor and generosity of her son Michael Scallon that she must have been an amazing lady! Without a doubt, she will be sorely missed. Our prayer is that even in the midst of grief and loss, you will never lose hope, but find comfort in the coming day when you can see her again. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Scott and Lynda Ermer

July 6, 2017

Thoughts and prayers for the Scallon family as you face this difficult experience. Cherish the great memories!