Champion Boer breeder Glen Allen dies at 91 Charles Glen Allen, age 91, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21,

in Waco, Texas. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Ridge Park Cemetery. Glen was born October 20, 1929, in Whitney, Texas, the son of Joseph Henry and Amy Lola (Barnett) Allen. He attended schools in Del Mar, Huron and Whitney, graduating in 1948. He worked for Gollihar Hereford Ranch in Whitney and later became manager of the show string. Glen served in the Army National Guard of the United States and the Texas National Guard of Texas from 1950 through 1957.

Glen and Lillian Klutts married on December 22, 1951. They purchased the farm across the road from Lillian’s parents in Hillsboro in 1953, where they spent almost 70 years together. They began raising their own Registered Polled Here- ford cattle.

They began showing in 1971, winning every major Polled Hereford championship — Fort Worth, Denver, Memphis, Louis- ville, Dallas, Tulsa, Kansas City, Phoenix, Billings, Houston and more. In 1985, they sold their Polled Herefords and began raising Brafords.

In 1986, the Fort Worth Polled Hereford Show was dedicated to Glen and Lillian for their outstanding achievements. They were also awarded the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce Farm Family of the Year Award in 1986.

They began their foundation herd of Registered Boer goats in

the 1990s. The Allen family legacy of quality goats continued for many years.

Their success with both cattle and goats was due to hard work,

Goat Rancher editor Terry Hankins toured the Allens’ ranch in 2003 and took this photo of Glen and Lillian with their herd of Boer goats.

integrity, making sound decisions, never giving up and seeing things through. They taught their children the same values. Glen was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Hillsboro First Baptist Church where he attended both worship and Sunday school. He loved gardening and watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren showing their animals, barrel racing, sports and other activities.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Nena Caperton and grandson, Brian Glen Allen in 2008.

Glen is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Lillian; their children, Barbara Dudley and husband, Gerald, of Whitney, Mike Allen and wife, Sharon, of Whitney, and Kenny Allen and wife, Lori, of Hillsboro; three living grandchildren, Amy Hoffman and husband, Nick, of Whitney, Kelly Allen of Stephenville, and Kory Allen of Memphis, Tenn.; four great-grandchildren, Cassie Allen and Camryn Camp of Peoria and River Hoffman and Hunter Hoffman of Whitney; granddaughter-in-law, Sarah Allen Camp and husband, Mike, of Peo- ria; and two nieces.

Memorials may be made to Paw Pals of Hillsboro or the Cody Allen Scholarship Fund in care of E. C. Rosson, 963 FM 2959, Hills- boro TX 76645. n

Glen and Lillian Allen were a familiar sight at many goat shows and sales. They were pioneers in the colored Boer industry.

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