Carol Marie Sage Allen
A memorial service was held for Carol Marie Sage Allen on Friday, February 19, 2016 at Barksdale United Methodist Church in Bossier City.
She had been ill for just a short time, but her heart had been broken since the death of her husband, Edward “Gene” Allen, eight months ago. She went peacefully from her home, which was her only request. She was surrounded by her family and so much love. She and Gene met on Valentine’s Day 70 years ago, and she joined him on Valentine’s Day 2016.
Born in 1928, in Parsons, Kansas to Willard and Marguerite Sage, she settled in Breckenridge, Missouri where she graduated from high school and met Edward “Gene” Eugene Allen– her life companion.
They lived and worked on farms in Missouri and three sons—Gary, David, and Bruce—were added to their family. In 1953 she followed Gene to Japan where they lived for two years as Gene served in the Air Force. Upon returning stateside, she started singing in the choir in the Methodist Church in Cooter, Missouri. Their fourth son, Eric joined them shortly after moving to Satellite Beach, Florida at an exciting time at Cape Canaveral. After a three-year tour in Bitburg, Germany and a stateside tour in Oklahoma, she planted roots in Bossier City in 1968.
Bowling, directing choir, and designing stained glass became her passions until recent illness restricted her actions. Carol and Ed (Gene) never missed a cultural event and traveled the world with the “Bitburg Bunch.” While art and music were a big part of her life, her true love was for her home and family. She was proud of her sons and grand children. Her faith in God was the key to her life well lived.
Carol was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, ” Ed” “Gene” Allen and her parents Willard and Marguerite Sage.
She is survived by her sons: Gary and wife Robin; David and wife Michele; Bruce and wife Dorothy Kristin; and Eric and wife Debbie. Grandchildren are Sage Allen and fiancé Santina Hines; Susan Harrison and husband Austin and mother Dianne Boyett Allen; Kimberly Gutierrez and husband Sid; Kevin Allen; Meaghan Barbier and husband Kody; Sarah Allen; Arwen Byrd, Clyde Hargrove, and Billy Hargrove and wife Kelly; and great-granchildren Ollie Mae, AJ, and Caroline Harrison; and Trey and Noelle Gutierrez. She also leaves her sister, Charlene Roth and husband Nick; and sister-in-law Mary Jo Bennett; and nieces Jan Sage-O’Brien and Julie Prevatt; and Kristi Boyer and Karla Kopp.
The family would like to thank our special “Angel on earth,” Sheira Foster, who cared for Carol and Ed during their last illnesses.
Memorials are suggested for Barksdale United Methodist Church, 1465 Patricia Dr., Bossier City, LA 71112, Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City, LA 71111, or the Shreveport Regional Arts Council, 801 Crockett St., Shreveport, LA 71101.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home
Marshall Street Chapel