Obituary for Allen H Pickard

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Allen H Pickard

March 7, 1922 - May 3, 2016

Allen H. Pickard, age 94, died Tuesday morning, May 3, 2016 at the Brown County Health & Living Community in Nashville. He was a resident of Brown County and former resident of Indianapolis.

Allen was born in Marion, Massachusetts on March 7, 1922, to his parents, the late Guy and Caroline (Higgins) Pickard. After high school, he went on to serve as a Private with the United States Army. He received his undergraduate degree in History from Dartmouth College and went on to earn his Master's Degree in History from the University of Connecticut.

Allen retired in 1984 from the Defense Information School at Fort Harrison where he proudly worked as a professor for 35 years. He was a member of the Brown County Presbyterian Fellowship Church in Nashville. Allen enjoyed studying genealogy, keeping up with current events and politics and was a collector of antiques and artwork. He was a fan of hockey, enjoyed taking care of stray animals and feeding the hummingbirds. Allen was also very proud to have lived in every New England State.

Allen is survived by his children, Janet C. (Mike) Bernstein of Los Gatos, Calif., Todd S. (Jayne) Pickard of New York, NY, David S. (Jae) Pickard of Cincinnati, OH, and Henry R. Pickard of Brown County and; grandchildren, Sarah, Benjamin, Jessica, Keith, Alexander, and Christopher; Great grandchildren: Sam, Julian, Grace, and Addie.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Ruth E. (Gormley) Pickard, whom he married on April 28, 1951 in East Haven, Connecticut.

The Rev. Scott Seay will conduct a Celebration of Allen's Life on Thursday, May 12th at 11 a.m. at the Brown County Presbyterian Fellowship Church, 602 St. Rd. 135 in Nashville. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the church. Inurnment will take place at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown. Cremation services have been entrusted to Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Allen to the Brown County Presbyterian Fellowship Church, "Building Fund" 602 St. Rd. 135, Nashville, IN 47448.

Condolences may be sent to the Pickard family at

Information: (812) 597-4670.


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Born: March 7, 1922
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Ora Roberts posted on 1/1/00

I am so sorry to hear about Allen's passing. I am the secretary to the Brown County Board of Zoning Appeals. Allen served on our board for years. I felt honored to know him. I spent quite a bit of time talking with him about his wife Ruth. Condolences are sent from the Brown County Plan Commission office. Allen will be missed. Prayers and peace to you the family.