Nelson  Allen


Funeral service for Nelson Allen, 71, of Enid, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, with Rev. Kenneth Wade and Rev. David Reber, Jr. officiating. Burial will be 2:30 p.m. in Lone Star Cemetery, southeast of Waynoka. Visitation for family and friends will be Monday evening 5:30 to 7:00 at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.
Nelson was born October 6, 1947, in Alva, Oklahoma, and passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019, at his home in Enid.
Nelson grew up in Alva, graduated from Alva High School, and attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University. In 1970, he started his career with Koch Industries, which took him to various states and countries. Nelson retired in 2017. On August 29, 2003, he married Beverly Thompson in Newkirk, and they made their home in Enid. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, raising cattle, and spending time with his grandkids.
Nelson is survived by his wife Beverly; children Tara Ruiz (Cris), Robert Allen (Maggie), Jeff Tatro (Lynn), and Kimberly Cramer (Brandon); 11 grandchildren; and brother Emery Allen (Jo Anne).
He was preceded in death by his mother Norma Gene Allen.
Memorials may be made through Anderson-Burris to St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Guestbook is available online at
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Paul D Woodson
Jul 10, 2019
Allen Family....please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of Nelson. Lots of good memories for us to reflect upon.

Goldbug Classmates...Paul & Connie Woodson; OKC
John Burns
Jul 08, 2019
Condolences to Nelson’s family and friends. It is with sadness that the news of his passing was received. Nelson was both a friend and work associate. He leaves a legacy of hard work, respect and determination to achieve quality results. But most of all leaves us with a great example of how to meet adversity head on.
David C. Wiard , former Belles and Associates
Jul 08, 2019
As a company we worked for Nelson on various projects at Koch in Enid, we were happy to be trusted by Nelson not only at work but at his home. What a joy to work for a MAN that could and would make decisions. If Nelson said it, you could take it to the bank. We have since retired but want you to know we thought very highly of Nelson and know he will be sorely missed by family, friends, and coworkers.
Rusty Cavett
Jul 07, 2019
Nelson Allen was my best friend. He kept me on my toes. He always let me know what I needed to do at work. I stopped to see Nelson on my way to Colorado Thursday. He knew I was planning on being in Colorado for a week. He knew how to change those plans. He was real good at being in charge. Going to miss you buddy. Beverly let us know if there's anything at all we can do. Rusty Lisa and Brendan Cavett.