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Brenda Allen

December 5, 1938 — November 20, 2022

New Braunfels, TX

Brenda Sue Broesche was born to Travis Broesche and Lucille (Krause) Broesche on December 5th, 1938 in Houston, Texas.  She passed peacefully from this life on November 20, 2022 in New Braunfels, Texas at the age of 83.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Ira Jefferson Allen, Jr.  She is survived by her sons, Travis “Trey” Allen & wife, Charla Allen of Houston, Texas and Neil Allen & wife, Debbe Jo Allen of San Antonio, Texas.  She is also survived by her grandchildren Ryan Gard & wife, Sari Kern-Gard, Taylor Allen, Cheyney (Allen) Lambi and her husband Alex Lambi, Zachary Allen, Claire Allen and her husband Daniel Sturdivant, Hannah Allen, and great-grandchildren Edie Kern-Gard, Juniper Kern-Gard, Rowen Kern-Gard, and Wilder “Wylie” James Lewallen.  She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Travis and Suzann Broesche of Houston, Texas.

Brenda loved Texas and spent her entire life in Houston, Brenham and New Braunfels, Texas.  She grew up in Houston and earned her Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Randolph-Macon College and Rice University.  During these years, she met and married her first and last true love, Ira Allen, in June 1960.  Over the next thirty years, Ira and Brenda started and raised their family in Houston, welcoming Trey and Neil in 1963 and 1966, respectively.  Brenda took great pride in keeping her home in order and her family well taken care of.  She volunteered at church, school and community events.  She loved to travel with her family, especially to locations related to Native American cultures.

In 1995, Mom and Dad moved from Houston to Brenham, Texas to help care for Brenda’s parents, Travis and Lucille Broesche.  Over the next twenty years, they breathed fresh country air, tended an abundant vegetable garden and canned peaches from Ira’s small but productive orchard.  She also served as a substitute teacher at Brenham High School.  In 2016, a new season began as they downsized from Brenham and moved to New Braunfels, Texas.  Brenda’s soulmate, Ira, passed away on October 10th, 2022 and she followed him just forty days later.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, December 2nd, 2022 at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brenham, Texas followed by a Graveside Service and Interment at Prairie Lea Cemetery also in Brenham.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Brenham, Texas (

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Friday, December 2, 2022

Starts at 10:30am (Central time)

St. Peter's Episcopal Church (Brenham, Texas)

2310 Airline Dr, Brenham, TX 77833

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Interment following funeral service

Friday, December 2, 2022

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