AUSTIN, TEXAS — Tommye Lou Allen passed away peacefully on Nov. 15, 2012. Born in Mexia, Texas, on March 19, 1933, Tommye was the daughter of Lynette Rogers Brown, of Mexia, and Marion F. “Bomber” Brown, of Corsicana, Texas. She spent her early childhood in Mexia before moving to El Paso with her family. She graduated from El Paso’s Austin High School and later attended the University of Texas at Austin where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority chapter and where she met her husband-to-be, J.R. “Potsy” Allen Jr. They were married on Feb. 4, 1956, and following Naval service and the birth of their two sons, they lived in Roswell, N.M., for several years where they made many lasting good friends before returning to Austin in 1965. Tommye’s presence and her unstoppable sense of humor will be greatly missed by those who knew her and loved her. In her day, she was the brightest of lights. Throughout her life, she remained her children’s and grandchildren’s biggest champion. Tommye is survived by her sons, J.R. Allen III, of Houston, Texas; Todd Allen and wife Dara, of Austin; and granddaughters, Mackenzie Allen and Shelby Allen, who shares her birthday.
Private services for family and friends will be held at a later date. Please find the full obituary at wcfish.com where comments and remembrances may be left for Tommye.
Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78705 – (512) 452-8811.