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Sept. 21, 1927 - Oct. 29, 2017 EDMOND Allene (Bernstein) Bayless was born Sept. 21, 1927, in Hansford County, TX to Arthur and Myrtle (Brandvik) Bernstein at their homesteaded farm in the Texas Panhandle near Gruver, TX. Allene passed away in Edmond, OK on Oct. 29, 2017. Allene attended Gruver schools until moving to Tucson, AZ, where she graduated from high school and then attended the University of Arizona. She married Theodore William Bayless from Gruver, TX in 1944. Allene and Theodore farmed and ranched in Hansford County for over 50 years. Allene loved living on the family farm where she was born, and she loved her hometown community of Gruver. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Vera (Bernstein) Stearns; and her husband, Theodore. Allene moved to Oklahoma City in 2004, where she made many new friends while living at Epworth Villa. She will be missed by her friends and especially missed by her family. Allene is survived by her daughter, Judy Porter and her husband Ed, of Edmond, OK; son, Jerry Bayless and his wife Rhonda, of Comfort, TX; nephew, Mark Stearns and his wife Melissa, of Tulsa, OK; grandchildren, Heather Archer, of San Diego, CA, Will Porter, of Oklahoma City; Justin Porter, of Oklahoma City; Matthew Bayless, of New Braunfels, TX; and Jeff Bayless, of Austin, TX; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Nov. 22 at the Gruver United Methodist Church.
Published in The Oklahoman on Nov. 5, 2017
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