Obituary: Devaun Dale Allen Feb. 28, 1932 – June 3, 2022

DEVAUN DALE ALLEN Feb. 28, 1932 – June 3, 2022

Celeste Devaun Dale Allen passed away on June 3, 2022, at the age of 90. 

She was born February 28, 1932 in Capitan, New Mexico to Charlie Taylor Dale and Bessie Eugenia Mobley Dale. Devaun grew up in Capitan and Lincoln County, New Mexico. She briefly lived with her sister Ruby in Los Alamos, New Mexico where she attended high school.  Devaun then moved to El Paso, Texas to live with her sister Gladys, where she graduated from Austin High School in 1953.

Devaun returned to Los Alamos in 1955. She loved the mountains of Los Alamos and always considered that her home. Devaun was an avid bowler and loved to travel with her teammates to National Bowling tournaments and she enjoyed playing golf, volunteered with her church and community, cooked amazing dinners, and could do almost anything crafty. 

Devaun’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren have blankets, handmade Christmas stockings, and other wonderful things that they will cherish for years to come as they are reminded of her love. Devaun moved back to El Paso, Texas in 1986 to be close to her daughter.

Devaun is survived by her daughter and sons, Bridget Swahlen (Tom), Paul Allen (Kelli), Scott

Allen (Julie); her grandchildren – Jason Swahlen (Seantelle), Kevin Swahlen (Blake), Michael

Swahlen, Jaymi Allen, Kaysi Allen, TJ Allen (Julia); her great-grandchildren – Wesley, Travis, Drake, and Savannah; as well as her nephews and nieces, who lovingly called her “Aunt Sis”.

Devaun is preceded in death by her father and mother, her son Keith, her siblings Gladys Diebels (Bill), Ruby Cashion (Bryant), Charles Taylor Jr, Laura Roche (Eddie), Dorothy May Dale, and beloved twin brother Chester “Sonny” Dale, who died in Vietnam.

We would like to thank Hospice El Paso and the wonderful caregivers at the Center for Compassionate Care, for all of their support. 

A private memorial for friends and family will be held at a later date. The family requests donations to Hospice El Paso and/or Wreaths Across America in Devaun’s name.

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