Norma R Allen
August 6, 1930 – March 21, 2019
Norma Reynolds Allen passed away peacefully after a long illness on March 21, 2019, in Richardson, Texas. She was born on August 30, 1930, in Corsicana Texas to Norman Herman Reynolds and Annie Zelma Oppelt Reynolds. Norma graduated from McLeod High School and attended Baylor University where she studied English and History. After graduating in 1951, she accepted a teaching job in Edinburgh, Texas where she met and married Jack C. Allen, her husband of 63 years. Norma believed in civic engagement and actively contributed time and leadership to many organizations. Her activities included being a 56-year member of the First Methodist Church, Richardson, Worthy Matron of the Richardson Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, tour guide and twice President of the Volunteer Guild at the Heard Museum and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). She was an enthusiastic and talented jeweler, bookbinder, metalsmith, and painter who won multiple awards at the State Fair of Texas. She also twice won the Evelyn Cole Peters Award for Artistic Excellence at the DAR Continental Congress in Washington, DC. She was for many years a member and President of the Craft Guild of Dallas. Norma was preceded in death by her husband Jack C. Allen and her son Wyatt Clay Allen. She is survived by her son Charles Allen and her daughter-in-law Meg Allen. A memorial service for Norma is scheduled for 3:00 pm on Monday, April 8th at the First Methodist Church, Richardson. Memorial donations can be made to the Richardson Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, P.O. Box 830412, Richardson, TX 75083 or the Senior Adult Ministry of the First Methodist Church of Richardson. Arrangements are under the direction of Sparkman Funeral Home of Richardson. Online condolences may be made at www.SparkmanRichardson.com.
- Memorial Service Monday, April 8, 2019