Emily Allen passed from our midst on Sunday
Our vibrant shining star, Emily Allen has left our stratosphere to shine in heaven on August 5, 2018. A Republican stalwart in Calvert County since the 1980s, Emily died on Sunday at age 96 with her family at her side. In addition to being an outstanding Republican, Emily was an outstanding wife and mother. Her eight children, each with different talents, testify to her caring, loving, disciplined and contributing life.
Emily served as Campaign Manager for Joyce Lyons Terhes’ campaigns for County Commissioner. Together they led the way to a much more active Republican Party. From 1986 through 1990 Emily served as President of the Calvert County League of Republican Women (now the Republican Women of Calvert County (RWCC)). The League was the primary Republican Action organization in Calvert County that raised the funds for a headquarters and hosted Lincoln Day Dinners.
When Joyce Terhes convinced the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) to hold its National Convention in Baltimore, Maryland in 1989 and where Terhes served as Chairman of the Convention. Emily Allen and the women of the Calvert County League of Republican Women played a major part in the success of this Convention. The women of the League hosted a hospitality suite that was the hit of the Convention. They decorated 2,000 straw hats for the final night’s celebration where President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush attended. They decorated crab mallets for gift bags for Convention attendees and picked crab meat and made crab mouse to be served at the hospitality suite and were joined by the St. Mary’s Republican Women who prepared Southern Maryland stuffed ham so convention goers would get to know Southern Maryland Hospitality. It was a memorable Convention and Emily Allen was a major factor in Southern Maryland’s contributions.
In 1990 Emily Allen was selected as the Calvert County Republican Woman of the Year. In 1996 Emily was honored by the Maryland Republican Party as the Maryland Republican Woman of the Year.
She served as a 1st District Director of the Calvert County Republican Club from 1995 to 1999 and served as Vice Chairman for the Southern Region for the MFRW in 1998.
She continued to be active in Republican activities through the first decade of the 21st century, and even in her final years she was an avid Republican, cheering on Larry Hogan when he ran for Governor having known him since he ran for Congress in 1992. She was an unabashed Donald Trump fan as he ran for President. She liked his direct and frank critiques of the status quo and his goals to “Make America Great Again.”
Even at age 96 Emily was up-to-the minute on what was happening on the political scene and when having lunch with friends would enjoy a Bloody Mary and actively engage in the political dialogue. Such a wonderful example of a life well-lived. Such an inspiration and role model to all who knew her. Beautiful, loving Emily Allen– WE MISS YOU.
Arrangements: Thursday, August 9, 2018
St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 105 Vianney Lane, Prince Frederick
Visitation – 11 a.m.
Funeral – 12 noon