Connie Sue AllowayOctober 29, 1946 ~ May 12, 2017 (age 70)
Connie Sue Alloway
Connie Sue Alloway passed away at home on May 12th from a long battle with cancer. She was born Connie Sue McMurren on October 29, 1946 to loving parents Ralph and Iona McMurren in Boise, Idaho. She graduated from Boise High School in 1965 and married her longtime sweetheart Omar “Bud” Alloway six months later. The following year while Bud was on one of two deployments to Vietnam she gave birth to her eldest child Tami. Three years later she had her second child, Aaron, and spent the next few years being a loving stay-at-home mom.
Connie began exploring her passion for Education as a teacher’s aide at Amity Elementary School. Then attended Boise State University, graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree in 1987 and beginning her career as a teacher at Lowell Elementary School. She shortly after transferred to Amity Elementary School where she taught second grade and continued her education, earning her Master’s Degree in Education. As a teacher, she touched hundreds of lives and it was not uncommon for students past and present to stop by her home to say hello and visit; these visits continued well past her retirement from teaching in 2008.
In her retirement years Connie and her husband Bud became “Snowbirds” wintering in Yuma, Arizona, where she made many wonderful friends and enjoyed her retirement greatly.
Connie was widowed by Bud her loving husband of 51 years in 2016. Connie is survived by her daughter, Tami (Steve); her son Aaron (Ashley); 4 grandchildren; Jessica, Alyssa, Amanda and Max; 2 great-grandchildren, Christopher and Iona; her sister Sandy; sister-in-law, Ellie; plus numerous nieces and nephews.
At Connie’s request, no funeral services will be held. The family would appreciate in lieu flowers, donations be made to their favorite charity. A special thanks goes to the Boise MSTI staff, St. Luke’s Hospice and Professional Care Services. She was very grateful for all of the care that was provided.
It is an understatement to recognize Connie as the amazing, loving, special soul she was. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, past students, and fellow community members. She has warmed numerous lives.