Ella Louise (Yandell) Allen, 69, former Fairfax resident, known to friends as "Louise," passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Louise was born on August 12, 1949, in Pawhuska, Okla. to parents, Argus and Halla (Morgan) Yandell, while her mother was here visiting on vacation at the time. She was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area of California until as a teenager, in 1965, the family moved to Fairfax, Okla. She met Dennis R. Allen at the Tallchief Theater and they were soon married. The couple began their family here in Fairfax.
Her enjoyments included: watching OU and Dallas Cowboy football, gardening, cooking, and her dogs. She is survived by a very special four legged friend, Maddox whom she loved very much. She was very artsy and could often be found working on some sort of craft project.
She will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters; Kim (Allen) Ford of Van Alstyne, Texas, Charity (Allen) Morgan and husband Ken of Broken Arrow, Okla.; son, D.R. Allen and his girlfriend Jacqueline Murphy of Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Eileen (Yandell) Roe and husband Mundy of Edmond, Okla., and Karen (Yandell) Jackson and husband Chris of Dallas, Texas; granddaughters, Abby Ford, Katie Ford, Sydney Ford, Bella Morgan, Kenna Morgan, Keely Morgan, Samantha Barnett, Kenny Morgan, Taylor Morgan, and Jessica McGahan along with niece and nephews, Jill Jackson Curtis, Ron Yandell, Jake Jackson, and Kyle Roe; numerous cousins and dear friends.
Louise rejoins her loved ones in heaven including parents, Argus Dewey (A.D.) Yandell and Halla Mae (Morgan) Yandell Garner; step-father, Virgil “Jiggs” Garner; four brothers, Paul Dean Yandell, Argus Wayne Yandell, Donald Yandell, and Tony Yandell; one sister, Shelia (Yandell) Meisenheimer; and two nephews, Wayne Yandell and Kasey Roe.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at Hunsaker-Wooten Chapel in Fairfax with Bill Lytle officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot next to her brother at the Fairfax City Cemetery.
Pall bearers are Chris Jackson, Mundy Roe, Kyle Roe, Ken Morgan, and Bob Jackson.
Remembrances may be shared at: www.hunsakerwootenfuneralhome.com
We are each so grateful for the love, laughter, and influence that she brought to our lives.
My big sister Louise was more my mom than my sister. She took me to the movies, Drive-in movies, fairs, carnivals, circus, float the Illinois River, play at the Arkansas River,all Halloweens....anything fun was always done with Weez. Weez also taught me to swim and water ski. She encouraged me excel in school in academics and extra-curricular. She encouraged me to go to college. Weez taught me how to cook, dress, date, do my hair, e.g.
When we were little Weez would sing us to sleep at night. I still remember all the oldies she sang to us. I learned how to drive a four speed driving her VW beetles. I got to have sleepovers with her and the girls all the time.
All the family holidays were almost always hosted by Louise. She was the best cook but made the biggest messes...lol.
Weez was fun but firm. It’s truly sad what illness can take away from a family. I lost Louise much sooner than I was prepared to be. This final loss makes the previous loss even sadder. I wish....
Eileen RoeEdmond, OK
My Mema was one of the most influential people in my life. I know I am the person I am today because of the love and care she gave me growing up. Words cannot express how much I will miss her. She will forever be loved and missed! Love you, Mema, with all my heart and soul, and every molecule in my body.
Abigale FordVan Alstyne, TX, TX
Kimberly FordVan Alstyne, TX