Mildred Louise Allums, 98 of Blossom and formerly of Bogata

Mildred Louise Jackson Allums went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 30th 2017.  Funeral services will be 2pm Wednesday, May 3rd, at the Bogata Cemetery Pavilion with Mr. John Mullins officiating. Burial will be at Bogata Cemetery under the direction of Wood Funeral Homes. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday 6-8pm.

She was born on April 17, 1919 in the Indian Territory of Oklahoma, between what is now Talihina and Antlers in Pushmataha County. Her parents were Myrtle Lena Payne and Luther Clifford Jackson. She had one older brother, Robert Thearl Jackson. She was nicknamed Lady Bug by her dad and brother, which was later shortened to Bugs.

She remembered her first car ride in 1923. She was 4 years old living in Albion, Oklahoma. Friends came over for dinner. Afterwards, they went for a ride in the open-air Model T. When she was 12, she rode in an open-air plane. She saw her first movie in 1934 at the age of 15. When she was 52, she got her driver’s license.

In 1924, she started school in Bogata, TX, at the age of 5, and graduated in 1936, 2nd in her class. She learned to play the piano when she was 8 years old and continued to play in schools and church. After graduation, she returned to school to lean typing and bookkeeping.

In winter prior to her graduation, Mildred met her future husband, who was home on leave from the army. They married in a simple ceremony June 24, 1939 in Johntown, TX, where they made their first home.

In August of 1941, they moved to Kerhonkson, New York She worked in a pharmacy and managed the ice cream counter. December 7th, Mildred heard Pearl Harbor had been bombed from her employer about 4 pm in the afternoon. New York would have nightly black-outs so the planes could not see the city. She remembered her father, brother and husband being asked to go scout for enemy aircraft in the mountains of northern New York.

After moving from New York, to Maine then to the Bronx, they eventually moved to Texas, where she worked as a secretary at an arsenal.

Mildred’s husband retired in 1971 and they moved to Bogata. In 1972, Mildred began working in the Bogata Nursing Home, where she worked for 10 years before retiring. She was an avid reader, loved gardening, bird watching and traveling.

Mildred is blessed with 6 children, 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was an active member of the Hagansport Church of Christ. She continued to play an active part in her children’s lives.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, Myrtle and Luther Jackson, her husband, Arnold Allums, 2 infant children and her brother, Robert Jackson. She is survived by her children, Michael Allums and wife Nelda (Black) of San Antonio; Sharon Longacre and husband, Bill of Kaufman; Kathie Allums of Blossom, Donald Allums and wife, Suzette (Pierce) of Piedmont, OK; Ronald Allums and wife, Sherri (Martin) of Hurst and Betty Johnson and husband, James of Blossom

 

  1. Phil Leberta says:

    Our Deepest Sympathy for all of your family. May God be with you and Bless you.
    Phil Leberta and Family

  2. Cyndi Jones says:

    My grandmother was a good friend of Mildred and they loved each other as besties as they say these days. I became friends with Betty Jean in the 70’s as my grandmother lived in Bogota as well. I later moved there and enjoyed my friendship with Betty as well as Mildred, she was like another grandmother to me. My heartfelt condolences go out to the entire family. Losing a parent is difficult, but rest assured The Good Lord will get you through. I know I said I would be there Betty, but I am not sure now. Depends on the expected storms. Husband won’t get me out because of health if bad. Prayers my ole friend.

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