ALLEN, Thelma [Tess] Erna

1921 - 2004

As Thelma Erna Fodisch she married at Bulawayo, Zimbabwe in 1943, Edgar Franceys Allen (1914-2000) and they had two children, Jill (born 1944) and John F. (born 1945). An associate member of the Ipswich Art Club 1959-1980, a sculptor who exhibited from 'Felcourt', The Avenue, Copdock, Ipswich in 1959 two sculptures 'John' (head) and 'Malay Girl' (head) and in 1962 a bronze 'Jill Allen' who was her daughter. She was a regular exhibitor showing in 1964 'A Boy for a Fountain' her last exhibit seems to have been in 1968 'Spring' (plaster). She is listed as a member of the Art Club as Mrs. E. F. Allen and Mrs Tess Allen. In 2002 she was living at Old Rectory Nursing Home, Church Lane, Barham, Ipswich and was buried beside her husband at St Peter's church, Copdock in 2004.