Allen Ray was born on September 11, 1961, Sidney, MT the son of Milo and Donna (Yadon) Emly. He grew up and attended schools in Fairview, MT. After graduation Allen attended Dawson Community College in Glendive for a couple semesters. After college he started working for area farmers before he started driving truck, Allen drove truck for several business in the area. One of his trucking jobs was delivery apples and chickens to Washington and California every week. On one of his trips to Texas in 2003, Allen met Jennifer Vanginault. Every time he would make a run to Texas he would visit Jennifer. Later they moved in with each other and Allen started hauling rock so he could be home every night. On April 21, 2007, Jennifer and Allen were united in marriage in Mount Pleasant, TX. After the marriage he continued hauling rock. In 2010, he started working for Texas Bragg welding trailers. In July of 2012, they moved to Fairview, MT where Allen started working for W L Neu Construction driving truck. At the time of his death, Allen was working for River Aggregate II hauling rock.
Allen enjoyed trucking, playing with his grandkids, hunting, and just loving life. When he was not trucking, Allen love to gardening, he had a large garden and he shared what he grew with the people in Fairview.
Allen passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022, in Sidney Health Center ER, after a wreck near Cartwright, ND.
Surviving him are: his wife, Jennifer Emly, Fairview, MT; sons, Ryan (Maegan) Harvey and Joey Reames, both from Texas; daughters, Katlyn Harvey (Mike Lowrey) Sidney, MT, Melissa (Peyton) Preston and Candice Reames both from Texas; brothers, Alvin Emly, Ray, ND, Dwayne (Cindy) Emly, Fairview, MT, Arnold (Trish) Emly and David (Chella) Emly, both of Glendive, MT, and Arlen (Amy) Emly, Bismarck, ND; sisters, Marlene (Gene) Fink, and Lynette (Dustin) Mitchell, all from Fairview, MT, and Shelia Iszler, Sidney, MT; his In-laws, Freddy (Jessie) Vanginault; sister–in-law, Courtney Vanginault; brother-in-law, Steven Vanginault, all from Texas; grandkids, Brayden Reames, Jayla Preston, Harley Preston, Riley Harvey, Remington Harvey, Savannah Lowery, Karma Preston, Emma Steelman, Elijah Reames, Marcus Lowery, Corvin Preston, and Violet Reames, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and loved by many.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; paternal grandparents, Moses and Lillian (Schoenberg) Emly; maternal grandparents, James and Meree (Scriver) Yadon; brother, Clinton “Jay” Emly; niece, Juanita Unruh; great niece, Angel Faith Emly; brother-in-law, Mark Iszler.
Graveside services will be held by Curry-Welborn Funeral home in Mt. Pleasant, Tx, on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 10:00 A.M at Nevills Chapel Cemetery.