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Nancy Allen you will be missed but not forgotten

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Some things are constants here at Channel 3 and for 32 years, Nancy Allen was one of them.

WREG General Manager Ron Walter arrived at the station not long after Nancy.

"Nancy had a contagion of love. Everybody she touched, she touched them with a very soft, loving arm," shared Walter.

Her unparalleled work ethic as a production graphics operator never once escaped his attention.

"You just couldn`t find a better person who was more cooperative, who was more enterprising, resourceful, and just really energetic to make things happen."

Her husband, Bobby, worked alongside her at WREG as an engineer.

They met at the station and got married in 1986.

Everyday they ate lunch together after the 12 p.m. news.

They had four children together: James, Cecilia, Peter and Victoria.

Walter said they`d frequently run into his wife and children out and about.

"We were in strollers together at the Mid-South Fair every year."

On Monday of just last week, Nancy had knee surgery and was at her Lakeland home recovering when lightning struck her home.

"That`s a human being. This lady, she was helpless. I mean, she couldn`t help herself, she couldn`t walk," said neighbor Darius Ellis.

Nancy died before her time, but the love that she had for others and the memories she left behind will remain.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help the Allen family. If you would like to help, click here.