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April Anne Allard

July 8, 1968 - March 26, 2018

God’s Special Angels welcomed our precious daughter into the arms of Jesus, after months of suffering.

Praise God and All His Glory for her restful peace, she is truly a Child of God.

April Anne Allard, born July 8, 1968 in Baylor Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

Went Home to Jesus while in Scott and White Hospital at Temple, Texas on March 26, 2018.

To say April was “Special” is an understatement.  She loved Jesus with her entire body and soul, she was proud to share her love with everyone she met.  Talking to the Angels was an everyday affair for April and she loved to report on their visits.  Each day she would tell us about the Angels she had visited with and what they wanted us to know.  She loved her “grandma Ginny” and would tell us, “grandma is playing bridge all day with her friends today, but she said to tell you she loves you, “or” papa is watching another ball game”.  Her Angel information was spot-on, she not only talked to the Angels, she knew them personally and THEY knew her.  What an amazing gift; simple, pure, caring love.  Each of us were so blessed to have her as an example of God’s perfect love.

Throughout April’s life, she loved Special Olympics competing in many sports.  In 1981, she was one of seven to be chosen for the International Special Olympics in Stowe, Vermont to represent Kansas.  It was such an honor; she trained hard with a cross country ski coach and won a gold and silver medal competing with dozens of other skiers.  While living in Kansas, she played volleyball and basketball winning many gold and silver medals.  After moving back to Texas, she became interested in bocce and bowling and once again won gold, silver and bronze medals.  Her cooking skills were even better, entering Lemon Pudding Bars in the Montgomery County Fair, she won Grand Champion!

April’s passion was gospel music- The Gaither’s! She traveled across the country to attend their concerts, soaking up the joy from all the glorious music.  Her room was filled with music and angel figurines.  Her respect for our country and our military lead her to collect hundreds of military books, clothes and figurines; we never quiet understood this love of All our armed forces, but she was serious about showing respect for them.  If you asked her a favorite color, it was always “Army green”.

What an amazing gift April has been in our lives, each of us have grown, loved and shared her talents and prayed for her honest faithful love to touch everyone in her path.  God’s Special Angel watches over us now, we are sad not to see her and grateful she will be waiting for us in Heaven.

April is survived by her parents, Dan and Tonie Allard of Farmersville, Texas; brother, Adam and wife Sharon of McKinney, Texas; sister, Alesha Rogers and husband David of Farmersville, Texas; nieces, Gennie Hamilton of Farmersville, Allison Rogers, Frisco, Jessica Brightman, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Sarah Merrell, McKinney, Olivia Rogers, Farmersville. Nephews, Andrew Allard, Austin, Texas, David Valentine, Tacoma, Washington, Sam Rogers, Princeton, Texas, and Jacob Rogers, Princeton, Texas, many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceded in death by; Maternal grandmother, Virginia Cashion Slayden; grandfathers, Bill Cashion and James Lynn Slayden, Fraternal grandparents, Rev. James Austin Allard and Julia Selma Allard.

Visitation for April will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Hurst’s Fielder Baker Funeral Home in Farmersville, Texas.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in Farmersville.   Interment will follow at I. O. O. F. Cemetery in Farmersville.

 

 In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the following:

Bridgewood Farms  (Special needs care)
11680 Rose Road
Conroe, Texas  77303

Coventry Reserve   (day-hab)
2006 Parker Road
St. Paul, Texas  75098

 

 

 

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Deepest Sympathy to the family of April. Cathy Feagin, March 29, 2018 Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. I'll never forget the bright smile on April's face when her & Cheryl were at the Valentine's dance last year. They had so much fun. Susie & Cheryl
Susie & Cheryl Simmons, March 29, 2018