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DeVon M. Allmaras

DeVon Marie Allmaras, New Rockford, ND, died on June 5, 2018. She was born on October 13, 1945, in New Rockford, ND as the oldest daughter of Edward and Marilyn Allmaras.

Throughout my life, my family has always been important. The relationship with my sister Margo and brothers Mark and Gregory has sustained me throughout life’s disappointments and enjoyments. My parents Edward and Marilyn were there for ongoing support which strengthen my family bond.

My Catholic faith has been a steadfast gift from the Lord. Sometimes, this faith has been stronger than other times, but the Lord has constantly lead me back to Him. I have used playing the organ, participating as a reader, and helping through Caring Hearts as a way to use the talents I have been given.

My sons Jed and Tai-Shan have been a main focus for much of my life. My life has been richly blessed because of our interactions. As a parent, participating in my sons’ lives has been a challenging and a rewarding experience. One that left me in awe of their exceptional talents and abilities.

Education has always been important to me. I have strived to improve my opportunities with education: Bachelor of Science in Business Education and Music Education from Minot State University, Minot, ND; Master of Education from Colorado State University; and in 1991 I reached my goal of obtaining a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. A favorite quote of mine is “Learning Has No End.”

To me, enjoying your community means contributing your time to be part of that community’s network. I have enjoyed being part of the Eddy-New Rockford Library Board, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Eagles Auxiliary, the Women’s Auxiliary Cemetery Association, the Eddy County Museum & Historical Society, the Eddy County Housing Board, and serving on the New Rockford City Commission. Absolutely, fun activities are being part of book clubs, having knitting projects, and playing bridge.

Dr. DeVon M. Allmaras is survived by two sons: Jed (Melissa Hamm) Iverson, Tai-Shan (Jessica LaCanne) Allmaras-Zen; mother Marilyn Allmaras; one sister Margo R. Allmaras of Fargo, ND; two brothers: Dr. Mark (Kimberly Lorenzetti) Allmaras of Valparaiso, IN; Gregory (Susan) Allmaras of Phoenix, AZ; nephews and nieces: Scott (Rochelle) Thompson, Angela (Arthur) Cofell, Christopher Thompson, Reid (deceased) Allmaras, Shawnda Allmaras, Trevor Kuhn.

DeVon was preceded in death by her father Edward J. Allmaras.

In lieu of flowers, DeVon’s family requests that memorials in her honor be directed to The Women’s Auxiliary Cemetery Association of New Rockford or the Eddy New Rockford Public Library.

Visitation: Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM, followed by a Rosary at 6:30PM and a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all in the Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.

Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 10:30AM in St. John’s Catholic Church, New Rockford.

Burial: St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, New Rockford.


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Name: Sherry Olson Leslie

Date: 06/11/18

Message: So sorry to read about DeVon.  Mom and Dad (Peggy and Doug Olson) were good friends of your mom and dad and I remember, like yesterday, when the twins were born.  Also remember Margo and DeVon as such pretty little blondes.  Great NR memories. Prayers for peace and healing.


Name: Barb Gilliss Caine

Date: 6/9/2018

Message: I have such fond memories of DeVon!  We lived next door to the Allmaras family and I used to love hanging out with DeVon and Margo and listening to all their stories about "cute" guys.  I also remember driving the streets of NR in an old Ford with DeVon at the wheel!  It is hard saying farewell to such a beautiful lady!  My condolences to her sons, Marilyn, Greg, Mark, and Margo and their families.


Name: Carol Mehlhoff

Message: My sister sympathy for DeVon's mother,sister and  brothers. May God be with u in your time of sorrow.


Name: Nancy Boehmer

Date: June 8, 2018

Message: DeVon was a great lady and will be sorely missed.  She was a great member of our book club group in Carrington.  Condolences to her family and many friends.  A memorial has been sent to the Eddy NewRockford Library in her name.


Name: Gerry Linderman

Message: Randy and I want to tell you how sorry we are for all of you. Randy enjoyed working on DeVon's house and visiting with her and I drove her a couple of times to Fargo and we always had an enjoyable visit.


Name: David Mehlhoff

Date: June 8,2018

Message: So sorry for your loss,she will be missed by all.


Name: Carolynn Johnson

Date: 06-7-18

Message: Today, after reading this magnificent obituary, I was reminded of how wonderful a childhood I had. Our families were able to spend some quality time together, both in Mandan and New Rockford. It would be a wonderful world if everyone could take the time to slow down and enjoy life to the fullest. Devon lived life to the fullest, may she set an example for the rest of us! Rest in peace my dear!


Name: Rosemary Voglewede

Date: June 7


 DeVon was a member of our Book Club and we enjoyed her enthusiasm so much,  The short time that I knew her, I enjoyed her input so much.  My prayers and sympathy to her family.