919 - Opal (Tenney) Allen, 13 Nov, 1991, Transcript: Yes and Digitized: Yes


Opal (Tenney) Allen (b. 1913 – d. xxxx) was born in Sunset, Arizona, on March 29, 1913 to Nathan and Myrtle Tenny.  When Opal was twelve years old, the family moved to Prescott. She married Everett Lee Goodman on November 30, 1932.  The family moved to Idaho in 1942 where she lived until 1960.  Her husband passed away in 1957, leaving her a widow with seven unmarried children.  In 1960, she married Merle M. Allen of Prescott.  Opal is known as the “Mother of Yavapai College” for all the diligent work she did for the College’s foundation. She also served on the Republican Precinct Committee for sixty-five (65) years. She passed away on March 27, 2008.





Oral History
Interviewee:  Opal (Tenney) Goodman Allen (b. 03/29/1913 – d. 03/27/2008)
Interviewer:  Mona McCroskey
Audio Number:  919
Duration: 00:46:58
Date:  November 13, 1991
Topics Discussed: Corrections to information regarding Merle's interview on January 17, 1991 - audio numbers 811-812. Corrections were in regards to Blacks in Latter Day Saints (LDS) Church, Merle's Life, Prescott Streetcar route, Prescott Businesses, Prescott History and the Latter Day Saints (LDS) Church