COYE ANN ALLSHOUSE
7.13.1963 – 10.2.2021
It is with great sadness that the family of Coye Ann Allshouse announce her passing on October 2, 2021 at the age of 58. Coye was born on July 13, 1963 in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of thirty years, Rob Allshouse, and her precious fur-babies, Bella and Boudreaux. She will be missed by her extended family along with her dear friends, who she loved like family, all over the world.
Coye endured a challenging journey with her cancer diagnosis that presented in 2019. Through it all, she exemplified courage, grace, strength and faith beyond comprehension. We believe and find comfort now that her spirit is pain-free, taking deep breaths and dancing with all those who have left this earth before her. She now rests in the loving arms of her mother, Willie Mae, whom she missed so much.
Coye retired as a Chief Warrant Officer in the US Navy after serving 25 years. During that time, Coye was stationed from coast to coast, as well as Guam, Hawaii, and Naples, Italy. One of the highlights of her Naval career was serving onboard the USS Ronald Reagan. She was onboard when the ship transited through the Straits of Magellan in 2004 and again, for its maiden deployment in 2006. Of all her military accolades, she was most proud of the shipmates that worked for and with her.
When reflecting on all of the many places she lived, she had a special love for the city of New Orleans. She took to the social scene of NOLA with ease and made friends wherever she went. She was a member of the Krewe of Orpheus and the Krewe of Tucks and revelled in the spirit of Mardi Gras. She was a die-hard Saint’s fan and spent every Sunday in the Superdome when they were home. “Who Dat?”
Although we love and miss her dearly, she will always be remembered for her generous heart and ability to laugh and love without measure. Coye was a champion of encouragement and help for her friends whenever they were in need. She could walk into any room or conversation and have something uplifting or interesting to add. Fun was always had when you were in her company; she made sure of it.
At her request, there will be a celebration of her life at a future date in her beloved city of New Orleans, complete with a second line. Date will be announced at a later time. In the meantime, we invite you to leave a message of condolence on this post created in her loving memory.
In lieu of flowers or memorial gifts, we ask that you make a donation to the American Cancer Society (cancer.org).