Sande Elaine Allen was born September 8, 1952 in sunny Sacramento, California. She was the second to youngest of 11 children to Lorin and Irene Allen. She grew up in Boise Idaho, attended Boise High school, and was a "senior pepster", (someone who helped sophomores adjust to highschool) and made "Go Boise!" signs for football and basketball games! Her favorite subject was Art, and she was very talented.
She went to Boise State college and beauty school, and worked at St. Luke’s Hospital. She later met the love of her life, Danny, with whom she shared many happy years with.
Sande never had children, but she did have a few cats that she loved and treated like children, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Like most of the world, Sande had her fair share, maybe more than her fair share, of depression and anxiety. And sometimes life was really hard for her. She had many health issues, and was in and out of hospitals, but even so she always had a good sense of humor and truly looked on the bright side of life. She loved her family, having BBQ’s in the summer time, watching the
X-Files, adored David Duchovny, and enjoyed learning and talking about God.
She is survived by her siblings: Mary (Homer) Barnes of Kuna, Idaho, Verda Jean (Dennis) Driscoll of Middleton, Idaho, Sara Linda Allen of Spooner, Wisconsin; many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, and dear sister in-law, Michelle Allen.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Lorin and Irene Allen; sister, Vicky Sue; brother, William “Billy” Dean Allen; niece, Dena Hagler; great-niece, Rylie Kidd and nephews: Christopher and Todd William Allen.
Sande will be greatly missed, and we can't wait for the day when we see her again.
Special thanks to Life Care Center of Treasure Valley Boise, for all the love and kindness they showed her, and to Michelle Allen who Sande dearly loved, always being there to keep her spirits up, always showing her love and understanding.
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