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Connie Allen

July 8, 1957 — November 17, 2023

Connie "Lee" (Bryant) Allen was born July 8, 1957, in Pontiac, Michigan to Marcus

Bryant and Ivola Tyra Bryant. Lee was born while a tornado tore down a good deal of

the hospital. The windows and blinds were sucked out of the hospital while Lee was

being born.

Lee's home for the first five years of her life was a farm and commercial orchard in

Walled Lake, Michigan. Lee and her mother moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1962. Lee

also spent some of her childhood in Michigan, Kentucky, Texas, and Canada.

She graduated from Amphitheater High School in Tucson in 1975. Due to her high

scholastic standing at Amphi, she received an academic scholarship to the University of

Arizona. She attended U of A for five years, studying computer science briefly, then

changed her major to evolutionary biology. She persistently debated her professors

concerning the origins of the world, plants, animals, & humans. She had to drop out of

school in 1980 to care for her aging parents.

After dropping out of school, Lee became a proofing clerk with Valley National Bank.

She took a proof supervisor position at Exchange National Bank in Colorado Springs,

Colorado in 1982. She returned to Tucson a year later to care for her mother, whose

health was beginning to fail.

In 1987, Lee was transferred to Phoenix, where she lived with and cared for her father,

whose health had begun to fail. In February 1988, she met her future husband, Randall

Allen. Lee and Randall joined in Holy Matrimony in the forest outside of Flagstaff,

Arizona on August 5, 1989.

Lee left the banking industry in 1994 and sold cars briefly before becoming a full-time

stay-at-home wife. In 1999, Lee and Randall adopted Rebekah, who now goes by Reya.

Lee enjoyed being a stay-at-home mother to her daughter.

Lee enjoyed being with her family, enjoying her animals & pets, growing plants,

beading, cooking, sewing, traveling and seeing different places, riding around in the car

with Randall, picnicking, and simply being outdoors.

As Lee's health began to fail, she wished that she could still hold hands with Randall,

ride her horses-especially Dan-because once they were young and fearless and

flying, take walks, go Christmas and Birthday shopping by herself, pick things up off the

floor, dig in the garden, and rock hunt.

Lee said she had no regrets in life-other than being a rotten sinner who waited until the

age of 24 to seriously walk with Jesus.

Lee hopes her family remembers that she loved them with all her heart and always will.

She'll be waiting for them in that mansion that Jesus prepared for her.

Lee's hopes for the future are that her family and friends walk with Jesus, enjoy every

day, and join her at the marriage supper of the Lamb. See you there.

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