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Virginia Alice (Crowell) Allen Aka “Gini”

Virginia Alice (Crowell) Allen Aka “Gini”

Virginia Alice (Crowell) Allen aka “Gini”

Born: May 9, 1938 Chickasha, Oklahoma at the home of her grandmother, Cassandra Virginia Crowell she was one of four children born to Sara Virginia and Alton Alexander Crowell.

Graduated Boise High school in 1957, was the Queen of Job’s Daughters Bethel #29, graduated BJC with an AA degree in Elementary Education and returned to Boise State University graduating with a BS degree in Elementary Education in 1977…all the while raising 3 daughters! That’s where we come in. As we three sit here editing and re-editing our mother’s obituary she wrote for herself (such a Gini thing to do), we are humbled and grateful to have been blessed with such an amazing mother and friend. Despite our “just doing what girls do” she dedicated most all of her life to us and our Dad (Roger, the absolute love of her life!) She was an avid reader of good books, believed “the force of character” overcomes the weakness of our human bodies. She believed that God is the Blessed Controller of all things and was thankful that He gave her an active inquiring mind, and the spirit to live with courage, imagination, and curiosity. Everything she did was with intention, complete dedication and Love. She thought of herself as practical, persistent, and determined. This love stemmed from her intense passion; always making every detail and every task noble and honorable. From the smallest of tasks like rocking babies, reading stories, to making dinner every night, finishing her education, and basically creating all the procedures and manuals to run the family business, she did these with the most selfless agenda of any person we have ever known. Gini loved her friends and kept them close with emails and letters. She bowled in leagues consistently posting 131. Her bridge gang of “girlfriends with the grandma faces” played well into 35 years together; where eventually they had to yell or just sit and smile across from one another. Roger was the love of Gini’s life. They met in 3 rd grade and as the story goes it was because he threw “rocks” at her to get her attention. We know, as we observed first hand, a TRUE LOVE that can survive rocks but mostly witnessed, two, independent, intelligent, and definitely strong willed people, as they displayed the essentials of a union we are sure God intended a marriage to represent. They showed us how to respect your partner, create healthy debates, and always use Lots and Lots of Humor! Many of our friends would say they wanted our parents to be theirs, and to many of you reading this you were considered part of our family…we know we were especially blessed with the many beautiful experiences our parents offered us throughout our childhood and even to this day. Summers in McCall, family dinners every night, a Mom and Dad duo Girl Scout leaders, church and church camps, trips to foreign countries, and the silly songs we all sang as we jammed together in the “Allen Family Band”…whew so many more, but we would like to share of few quotes Mom left for us and you!

“She said: “I like this quote” “Only when life is seen as a gift and received with open hands of gratitude is it the joy God meant for it to be.” Laren Yadon, New life Fellowship Boise

Philosophy: “I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble…The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.” Helen Keller

Gini: My favorite graduation note to my Grandchildren, “If I give you one of my dollars in return for one of yours, each of us will have no more than what you started with; but if I give you one of my thoughts in return for one of your thoughts, each of us will have gained a hundred percent dividend in the investment of TIME.

Proceeded in death by: Alton Alexander Crowell and Sarah Virginia Martin, Sister, Cecilia Kay Crowell, brother, Alton A. Crowell Jr. and Baby Girl Allen.


Beloved Husband, Roger Allen, her brother Gary Crowell (Carroll), Cherished Daughters: Kathleen Kay Weber (Scott), Shawna Gay Allen, Vonnie Marie Allen (Scott Borchardt)

Grandchildren: Kenzi (LuLu) Weber Hurless (C.W.), Marshall Weber (Rachel), Blake Haggett (Mackenzie), Zachary Haggett, Rick Allen (Anna), Chase Borchardt, Modena Allen, Cheyenne Borchardt, Bleu Allen, Fynn Allen-Borchardt

Great Grandchildren: Tyla Krisleen Hurless, Treyton Hercules Hurless, Cruz Eson Weber, Cleo Isabella Weber, Aria Michelle Haggett and Tazz Everley Haggett

See ya later…our BELOVED Gini, Virginia, Mom, Wife, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and sweet child of God, we know you are now at peace resting in the arms of our Heaven Father! The Heavenly choir gained a new 1 st soprano this day and the gardens of Heaven will never be the same! Go Mom!

Graveside service will be held Friday October 15 th at 11:00 Morris Hill cemetery with gathering afterwards of family and friends at the home of C.W. & Kenzi Hurless 461 N. Cove Colony Way Eagle 83616.

Please, in lieu of flowers donate to: Idaho Botanical Garden - Boise

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