Kathryn Fox AllenDecember 12, 1930 ~ July 26, 2020 (age 89)
Kathryn Fox Allen, 89, passed away peacefully on July 26, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Kathryn was born on Dec. 12, 1930, in Ruston, Louisiana. She was the youngest of four children born to Lawrence and Ina Fox.
Kathryn graduated from Ruston High School in 1948. She then attended Louisiana Tech University and received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1952. Kathryn was an avid member of the Blue Jackets during her years at Louisiana Tech.
While attending college, Kathryn met L.D. Allen. The two married in 1952 — the same year they completed their time at Louisiana Tech. Together, they were parents to Adele, Rosalyn (Hanson), Paul, and Mark.
Kathryn was many things to many people. She was a devout mother to her four children, a caring grandmother to 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, a dedicated schoolteacher for 35 years in Ruston, and Woolmarket, Mississippi, a selfless Samaritan to the homeless for a decade at the Ecumenical Social Ministries in Colorado Springs, a faithful member of First United Methodist Church’s prayer committee for 18 years, a proud member of the Friends of the Security Public Library, and a friend to all she met.
Of the many things she was, anyone who met her knew the one thing she wasn’t — shy. Kathryn was renowned for her colorful character and amusing anecdotes. Anyone who was lucky enough to know her undoubtedly heard her spin a tale or two. And those who knew her well enough knew how to spot the occasional well-meaning embellishment.
Kathryn’s favorite pastime was making people laugh, a pastime she was particularly skilled at. She will be missed for all the smiles she put on people’s faces.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Ina Fox, her husband, L.D., and her son, Mark. She was also preceded by her three siblings, Larry Fox, Lucille Jones, and Nell Platt. She is survived by three children, 15 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
A private family service will be held Friday, July 31.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Springs Rescue Mission in Colorado Springs, which benefits the homeless and impoverished.