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Idaho State Journal, 04/18/02
BENNINGTON — Wilma Olga Mayer Alleman, 83, passed away quietly on Tuesday, April 16, 2002,
in Downey, Idaho, after an extended illness. Wilma was born in Pound, Wisconsin, on June
30, 1918, to Edward Albert and Johanna Netzel Mayer. She was the fourth of six children.
She married Lyman John Alleman on Sept. 30, 1947, in Boise, Idaho, and they lived on their
farming and ranching operation near Bern, Idaho. Their marriage was solemnized in the
Logan, Utah LDS Temple on June 20, 1952.
Wilma became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 7,
1950, and her association with the church was a source of great joy to her throughout her
life. Of course, her greatest joy was her family. She loved animals, liked to be outdoors
and always had a nice garden and beautiful flowers.
Wilma is survived by her husband, Lyman, of Bennington; five children, Wanda (Juan) Sosa
of Steele, North Dakota, John (Vickie) Alleman and Nancy (John) Tippets of Bennington,
Bryant (Janice) Alleman of Philomath, Oregon, Robert (Robyn) Alleman of Pocatello; two
stepchildren, Barbara Weldon of Moscow, Idaho, and Melvin (Velma) Alleman of Las Vegas,
Nevada; 30 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; and one
brother, Albert Mayer of Lombard, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents,
three sisters, one brother and one grandson.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 20 at noon in the Bennington LDS Ward
Chapel. Friends may call at Matthews Mortuary on Friday evening, April 19 from 7 to 9 p.m.
and on Saturday at the church from 10:30 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. Burial will be in the Bern