Elaine Carole Allen, 78, passed away on Wednesday morning, October 9, 2019 in
her home in Yuma, Arizona, after an extended period of illness.
Elaine was born on June 16, 1941 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada to Bill and
Elizabeth Wiebe. When she was young, they moved to Abbotsford, British
Columbia, where she attended school and faithfully attended church with her
After high school graduation in 1959, Elaine went to college at Grace Bible
Institute in Omaha, Nebraska, where she met the love of her life, Clark Allen.
They were married on July 13, 1963, and she began her life as a homemaker near
Emerson, Iowa. They had a daughter, Sheri, and a son, Kevin, before the family
moved to Dallas, Oregon in 1969.
Elaine enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom, and occasionally worked as a school
aide, doing childcare, and in a fruit cannery, while Clark worked at a paper mill in
Salem. She was involved in the lives of their kids in both school and church
activities. Elaine was an active member of Evangelical Bible Church during the 40
years that they lived in Dallas until they moved to Yuma, Arizona.
Elaine enjoyed talking with friends, shopping and giving gifts, making and eating
good food, playing card games, watching sports and Hallmark movies, listening to
worship music by the Gaithers, and keeping up on the lives of her children and
grandchildren. She especially loved her husband, Clark, and being a support to
him. She spent her last year on hospice care at home, where he lovingly and
selflessly cared for her needs.
Elaine is survived by her husband of 56 years, Clark, daughter Sheri (Gary) Pine
and son Kevin (Michele) Allen, grandchildren Kyle Pine (fiancé Hannah
Letourneau), Jared (Miriam) Pine, Trevor Pine, Blake (Jennifer) Allen, and Shannon
Allen, sister Dolores Brandt, sister-in-law Shirley Kehler, and aunt Margaret
Wiebe, as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. She was
predeceased by her parents, Bill and Elizabeth Wiebe, and by her brother, Ron
Wiebe, and brother-in-law, Al Brandt.