Obituary: Juanita (Allene) Millsaps Anderson

Juanita (Allene) Millsaps Anderson, 82, of Rangely, died April 9, 2009, at the Rangely District Hospital.
Allene was born Sept. 11, 1926, to Cleo and Ada Orr Moore, the oldest of five children in Montrose, Colo. She grew up helping her dad and mom raise sheep on the Uncompagre Plateau. She attended the Oak Grove School.
Allene married her first love, Roscoe L. Millsaps in Montrose. They lived several places in the area after Roscoe’s return from World War II. Together they raised four children. The family moved to Rangely, Colo., in 1966. Mom helped support the family by working as a custodian at the Rangely Elementary School. Roscoe left her behind Nov. 26, 1976, to go help prepare her home in heaven. Mom continued to work at the school until her retirement. She loved helping with the AWANA kids at the church after her retirement.
She married her second love, Oscar D. Anderson, Oct. 20, 1996, after almost 20 years of being alone. Oscar and Allene moved to Grand Junction in September 1998, where Oscar resides in the home. She is also survived by three of her children: Barbara (Jonathan) Daniels, Bonnie Hartman, and Boyd (Iris) Millsaps, all of Rangely; three grandsons, Christopher Daniels, Nathan (Rebecca) Millsaps, and B.J. Millsaps; one sister, Shirley Roady and one brother, LeRoy Moore.
She is preceded in death by her parents Cleo and Ada, sisters Dorothy and Peggy, son Ben Millsaps, son-in-law Ron Hartman and a very special friend, Tina Rector.
In lieu of flowers mom asked that donations be made to the Bible Baptist Church AWANA Program or to a hospice in your area.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 24 at the Bible Baptist Church in Rangely. Interment followed in the Rangely Cemetery. Cochran’s Rangely Mortuary was entrusted with the arrangements.