Hugh Ellett Allen was born October 10, 1931 in Gary, Indiana to Shelby and Maxine (Ellett) Allen. He graduated from Lew Wallace High School in 1949 and attended Wabash College in 1951. After graduating from Indiana University in 1953 with a business degree, Hugh served in the Army in Korea in 1954-1955 in the Finance Division in the 8th Army. After the war he went into partnership with Allen & Allen Accounting. Hugh next worked in the retail sector as a manager at McAlpins in Cincinnati, Ohio and Dillards in Washington DC. From 1975 until retirement in 1994 , Hugh owned and operated the Decors domestics stores in the Northern Virginia area.
Hugh was married to Barbara Enyart Allen in 1955 until her death in 1986. Hugh later married Miriam Hewitt on December 12, 1987. Hugh is survived by his wife, Miriam Allen of Hagerstown, MD; brother Richard and wife Sandy Allen of Carmel IN; children, Susan and husband Earl Thies of Charleston SC, David and wife Janice Allen of Trenton, NC, Caryn and husband Darrell Redick of Uniontown, PA; stepson, Richard and wife Diane Hewitt of Groton, MA; grandchildren, Jeremy Rotruck of Granite City, IL, Michael Rotruck of Granite City, IL, Tara Mendoza of Waco, TX, Carly Rubio of Fishers, IN, Tiffany Smith of Uniontown, PA, Molly Howard of Hebron, KY, Luke Thies of Charlestown, SC, Emma Coronella of Hingham, MA, Shelby Dix of Ann Arbor, MI, Cora Allen of Trenton, NC, Cameron Hewitt of New Ipswich, NH, Devin Hewitt of Bangkok, Thailand; great-grandchildren, Enrique, Darrell, Douglas, Troy, Jett, Levi, Audrey, Kelsie, Penelope, Hailey, Lucy, Birdie, Kylie, Amelia, Hannah, Callan and Ryan.
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