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Sue Ann Allen

March 3, 1947 — February 9, 2023

Missoula

 

Sue Ann Allen died peacefully on the morning of Thursday February 9 at The Auberge assisted living facility in Missoula, Montana. She was 75 years old and surrounded by family when she passed.

Sue was the daughter of Roscoe and Dorothy (Flesch) Mitchell. She was born on March 3 in the farming and ranching community of Shelby, Montana. Sue spent her childhood in a loving home with her parents and her older sister Roxie (Mitchell) Allred and younger brother Ray Mitchell.

Their modest home was located next door to her grandparents just west of St. Williams parish and school, which her grandfather John Flesch helped build.

As a child, Sue loved to spend time at the family's roller-skating rink where there were plenty of ways to have fun. She attended St. Williams School which began a long and enduring faith relationship with God.

She graduated Shelby High School in 1965 and was a lifelong Montanan. She resided in Missoula most of her adult life.

After graduating beauty college, she worked in childcare, the service industry, and the elementary school system. She made many friends through her love and kindness. Everyone who knew Sue saw a beautiful person inside and out.

Sue started a family in 1982 with the birth of her beloved son, Mitchell Allen. They made a home in Missoula near Roscoe and Dorothy and spent countless hours together as an extended and loving family.

Later in life, Sue found abiding love and companionship through a 35 year relationship with Tom Lee, a longtime Missoulian who now resides in Anaconda.

She was blessed to have two amazing grandchildren, Darren Mitchell and Ariana Mitchell, who she loved deeply and who carry her maiden name.

Both Darren and Ariana are high achieving students and athletes, and they have many fond memories of their grandmother.

Sue Ann loved life, and was a huge fan of the old soap operas from the 1990s. Her love for her family was her biggest accomplishment, and she will be deeply missed.

"No one gave me hugs full of love like I got from my Aunt Sue in my whole life." was how one nephew remembered her after her passing.

Despite struggling with pain most of her life, she was an inspiration to those around her with her bravery and strength.

Sue was also a dog lover and had a fondness for these furry friends throughout her life. She will be remembered for her love of the simple pleasures in life, great sneaker collection, and a sparkling personality that invited you to smile and laugh right along with her.

She is survived by her son Mitchell; her daughter-in-law Maria; grandchildren Darren and Ariana; her brother Ray Mitchell and sister Roxie Allred; two nephews, Jay and Joseph Allred and her niece Amber Matson.

Funeral services will be held at Saint Anthony parish in Missoula, with interment to follow this summer. The family will announce time and location when arrangements have been made.

Sue will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Rest in peace.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Big Sky Hospice or Missoula Humane Society in Sue's name.

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