BANGOR and MILLINOCKET – Rena Maria Allen died peacefully Feb. 3, 2012, at Oceanside Nursing Home, Hampton, N.H. She was born March 7, 1915, in Bangor, the daughter of Dora Hurd Allen and Winfield Reynolds Allen.
She attended Bangor schools and graduated from the University of Maine in 1936 with Bachelor of Science degree. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. Later she obtained a master’s degree and a Certificate of Advanced Study in secondary education. She taught home economics for 37 years in Maine high schools. Rena was a charter member of Maine State Retirees and Millinocket AARP. A member of Millinocket Senior Literary Club, she served as president for several years. In retirement she continued as a member of Millinocket Garden Club, the hospital auxiliary and was affiliated with the Congregational church.
She was predeceased by her sister, Fern Allen Turbyne, Mrs. John Turbyne of Winslow; and great-niece, Jennifer Turbyne Wentz of Goffstown, N.H. She is survived by her niece, Marjorie Turbyne Robinson of Exeter, N.H.; great-niece, Elizabeth H. Robinson of Brooklyn, N.Y.; nephew, James A.R. Turbyne and wife, Susan Poore Turbyne, of Rumney, N.H.; great-nephew, John Willis Turbyne of Dallas; and great-great-niece, Catherine Grace Wentz of Goffstown, N.H.