Alice Blanche Duff Allen, 67, died on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 after a lengthy illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Allen; her parents, Reagan and Alice Duff; and two brothers, Reagan Jr. and Jerry Duff.

Blanche is survived by three sons, Ace Allen of Dallas, Randy Allen (Stacie) of Dallas, and Kelley Allen (Hilari) of Corpus Christi; her grandchildren, Madeleine, Isabella, Cole, Sam, and Jake; her brother, Will Thomas "Buddy" Duff of Corpus Christi; her sisters, Lynne Meador of Kansas City, Mo., Linda Massengale of Austin, Julia Jones of Houston, and Janet Ford of Houston; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

As a lifelong resident of Corpus Christi, Blanche attended high school and college locally. She is remembered by her family and friends as a vivacious beauty who loved dancing and was devoted to her art.

A memorial service celebrating her life was held at Calvary Chapel Coastlands on Feb. 23, at 10:30 a.m.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home