ELMO - Velma Allred age 77, passed away Dec. 31, 2009 in Elmo. She was born to Adelbert Lee and Annie Irene Axelsen Childs on Mar. 25, 1932 in Elmo. Velma was married to Roy E. Johansen for over 25 years and Parlan Ray Allred for over 20 years.
Velma had many hobbies and interests including; cooking, sewing, making quilts, gardening, baking bread, watching the Jazz games with her friend Nina, being in the desert and mountains picking rocks and especially her hollyhocks. She made many quilts for her family and friends. Once she started counting it totaled 1,151.
Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
"We will miss you, but your quilts will keep us warm and the recipes you taught us will be handed down. We will forever treasure your friendship. We are grateful for your love and your life."
Velma's greatest joy was her children and grandchildren; K.C., Jessica, Shaney, Tandie, Jake, Lacey, Dane, Jay, Ashley, Kade, Braxton, Jacie, Colton, Eric, Michelle and Timothy. Great-grandchildren; Gavin, Kaydynce, Chad, Anndie, Beritt, Wiley, Haiden, Jaxsten, ShiAnne, Aundrea, Gage, Kane and Chloe.
She is survived by her children, Chris Johansen, Nita (Marvin) Thayn, Tina (Vern) Lyons, and Jenni (Bill) Fasselin all of Elmo, David Allred of Oklahoma; 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; siblings, Leora Johansen, Price, Ann Fivecoat, Elmo and Darlene (DaVoy) Acerson, Riverton.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands; son, Jeff Johansen; sister, Shirley Brown; brothers, Sheldon Childs, Ken Childs; and daughter-in-laws, Susie Johansen and Debbie Allred.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Elmo Town Hall.
Graveside services will follow at noon at the Elmo Town Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.
Friends and family may sign the guestbook and share memories of Velma at www.fausettmortuary.com.