Thelma "Babe" R. (Falco) Allen

Born: Tue., Aug. 19, 1924
Died: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017

Funeral Service


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., May 19, 2018
Location: Montpelier - East Main St.

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Thelma R. "Babe" Allen formerly of Montpelier passed away in her sleep on Oct 10, 2017 at Nazareth Vista Assisted Living Community in Belmont, CA.  She was 93.  Babe was born in Montpelier on August 19, 1924 to Vincenzo Falco and Maria Coschignano, both immigrants from Southern Italy.  She was a 1943 graduate of Montpelier High School and in 1946 she married John A. Herb at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Montpelier.  

Babe worked at several companies in the Montpelier area while raising three children.  She loved music and dancing and liked to be physically active.  She was an excellent bowler, bowling in a Thursday night league for many years and became an avid golfer.  After her husband John died in 1971, she married Willard Allen, also from Montpelier.  In 1974 they moved to Fountain Hills, Arizona where they played golf and traveled in the western US until Willard’s death in 2001.  Babe continued to live in Arizona until moving to California in 2013 to be closer to her children and grandchildren.

Babe was predeceased by her two husbands, John Herb and Willard Allen, and her nine brothers and sisters.  She’s survived by three children, John (Beth) Herb of Palo Alto, CA; Mark (Loreen) Herb of San Francisco, CA; Joni (Karen) Herb of Joseph, OR; daughter-in-law Fleeta Herb of Benicia, CA; four stepchildren, Michael Allen of Montpelier, OH; Julie Allen of Houston, MO; Molly (Jeff) Manley of Scottsdale AZ; Jennifer (Randy) Heller of Phoenix, AZ; six grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

A time to receive friends will be held on May 19 from 1-2 pm at Thompson Funeral Home on Main Street in Montpelier.  Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier.

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   Posted Tue May 15, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).

Jerry and Anita Van Zile
   Posted Fri May 18, 2018
Joni & family, sorry we will not be able to attend the visitation. Many prayers are sent your way.


Chris Allen
   Posted Sun May 20, 2018
John, Mark and Joni: My best wishes to you in celebrating your mother's life and your memories of her.

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