Deseret News Washington County correspondent Nelle S. Allen, 71, died July 4, 1988, of a stroke.

She covered a variety of assignments in southern Utah from 1976 to 1978. After she and her husband moved to California in 1978, Mrs. Allen was a contributor to the Church News. They returned to Hurricane in 1986 and she resumed her position as Washington County correspondent.She was born Feb. 9, 1917, to W. E. and Vera Spears Allen in Tulsa, Okla. She married Milt Allen on Oct. 17, 1938, in Independence, Mo.

Mrs. Allen was educated in Oklahoma and Missouri schools.

She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in various capacities in church auxiliary organizations.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. July 8 at the Hurricane Sixth Ward. Burial will be at the Hurricane City Cemetery.