Mary Magdalene Wilcox Allen

August 23, 1933May 24, 2018

On Thursday, May 24, 2018 Mary Allen passed away peacefully at her home in Mesa, Arizona at the age of 84. Mary fell and broke her hip on May 18, 2017 and was unable to recover. She was bedridden for 1 year & 6 days before she passed away.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Leona (Stitham) Wilcox, sister Louise Powers, brothers John, Andrew and Alfred Wilcox. She is survived by her children Karen(Steve) Nicoll, Donna(Scott) Baker & Hilton(Amy) Drew. Husband Gove Allen. 6 grandchilren, Amanda (Brent) Kelsch, Christopher (Kaeli-Ann) Nicoll, Ashlee Nicoll, Dallin, Joshua & Jordan Drew. Her 6 great-grandchildren, Landon, Lexi, Lyndi & Lyvia Kelsch and Natalie & Guy Nicoll. Her sister Arlene Scoville, brothers David, Darrell (Cathy), Richard, & Gerald (Betty) Wilcox. Step-sons Chris(Wally), Gregg (Dawn)& Randy(Diane) Drew.

Mary was born in Cary, Maine on August 23, 1933. She has fond memories of growing up on a potato farm in Maine with her 9 siblings. She lived several years in Connecticut and moved to Mesa, Arizona in 1968. She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loves her Heavenly Father & Savior Jesus Christ with all her heart. She is a woman of great faith. She served in many church callings during her 51 years as a member of her church.

Mary graduated from Nursing School in 1954 in Maryland and retired in 1996 in Mesa, AZ. Many family members and friends were greatly blessed as she was always willing to use her medical skills to help anyone who needed her.

One of her greatest loves was being a grandma & great-grandma. She deeply loved all of her family and would do anything for them. She truly spent her whole life in the service of others.

She is dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. We are thankful to know she is at peace in Heaven.

We want to express our deepest gratitude to Americare Hospice. They helped us every step of the way. A special “Thank You” to Evee, Celeste, Jessica, JJ & Maria for taking such good care of Mary. Also, a special thanks to Martha Grace for helping care for Mary.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1500 E 6th Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204.

Services will be held Thursday, June 7, 2018 with a visitation time from 2:00pm to 2:45pm and the Funeral at 3:00pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1500 E 6th Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 6, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, June 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 7, 2018

Mary Magdalene Wilcox Allen

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Eloise Stowell

June 8, 2018

We loved Mary so much, we were one of the many who were recipients of her medical knowledge; and more of her great love and caring nature. She was truly an angel to our family. We will miss her sweet smile and the many thoughtful answers she had when questions were asked in Sunday School class. She was such an inspiring lady.