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Born: Hominy, Oklahoma Early accomplishments; Graduated Valedictorian in her class.
10 years later she was the only female oil executive with Sunray/DX Oil Company in Tulsa Oklahoma.
Because of her husband Harold Dee's encouragement and challenge to apply her lyrical abilities to country songwriting, they headed for Nashville.
She applied her business skills working in the Wilburn Brothers office in 1967 where she met Loretta Lynn. She later worked for Capitol Records with George Richey and Larry Butler, who she also co-wrote with.
In 1969, Loretta started her own publishing company and Mooney Lynn hired Lorene to manage their businesses.
In spite of her busy role as a businesswoman, her songwriting never wavered. She has had over 50 songs recorded by major artists. She is mostly remembered for The Pill by Loretta.
Other recordings include:
That's All That's Left Of My Baby (Eddie Arnold, Cal Smith, Dottie West, Nat Stuckey & Jimmy Dean);
Everything Begins and Ends With You (Sonny James & Pat Boone);
If You're With Me (the Wilburn Brothers & Ferlin Husky)
If We Put Our Heads Together (duet by Loretta Lynn & Earnest Tubb)
Out of Consideration (Don Gibson & Loretta Lynn)
Her personal favorite, however, has not been recorded, Thanks For An Uneventful Day.
Lorene, today is your Eventful day!
Lorene Allen died on January 9, 2004