By HDN Staff
Clara L. Allman, 82, Shelby, formerly of Chinook, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000 of natural causes at a Shelby care center.
A Memorial Mass will be held 7 p.m. Sunday Oct. 1 at St. William Catholic Church in Shelby. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Kuper Memorial Cemetery in Chinook.
Allman was born Oct. 30, 1917 to Ole S. and Mary (Crean) Olsen in Fox Home, Minn.
At an early age, she moved with her family to Wolf Point, where she was educated.
She married Harry Allman in 1935 and they operated a bar and cafe in the Ft. Peck/Nashua area.
They moved to Chinook in 1938 and owned the Bar X Bar and Cafe until selling and starting Allman Refrigeration in 1942. She was the bookkeeper in the business until they opened Harry's Cafe in 1959, which she operated until her retirement in 1980.
Her husband died in 1986. Shortly afterwards, she moved to Shelby to be closer to her family.
She was a member of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, the Rebekkah Lodge, the Eagles Auxiliary and her card club, all in Chinook.
She was always a hard worker, an excellent cook and an avid seamstress and reader.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter and great-granddaughter.
Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Donahue of Shelby, Carol Fleury and Colleen Haluopo both of Vancouver, Wash.; sons, John Allman of Vancouver, Wash. and Harry Allman of Stewart, Alaska; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Whitted Funeral Chapel of Shelby and Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook are in charge of arrangements.