Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

November 18, 2013

Allen V. Boone

Corsicana Daily Sun

— Allen V. Boone, 86, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at Ennis Regional Medical Center. He was born July 11, 1927 in Powell to Robert Boone and Sadie Geraldine Jergins Boone.

He served in the Merchant Marines from 1944-1946, and the United States Air Force from 1946-1973. He was stationed at various bases across the United States and had assignments in Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey, Australia, England, and Pearl Harbor. He spent the last 35 years in retirement living in Phuket, Thailand where he enjoyed sailing, scuba diving, and golf. He returned to his native Texas in 2012.

He was preceded in death by mother, Geraldine Boone; father, Robert Boone; and a sister, Juanita Boone Barham.

He is survived by his beloved, Ruth Budai Boone of Corsicana; daughters, Irene Witten of Wimberley, and Ann Rogers of McKinney; three grandchildren, Michel Ann Ford of Riverside, Calif., Josh Allen Moore of Sturbridge, Maine, and Christa Snyder of Wimberley; two great granddaughters, Jessica Chapman and Casie Chapman both of Riverside, Calif.

Visitation with the family was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Pastor Tony Stephens officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer’s Association.

The family wishes to express their special thanks to the staff at Ennis Care Center for their care and concern for Allen.

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