Elaine Edwina Allen

Born April 21, 1929

Elaine E. Allen

Of Bremerton

April 21, 1929 To Jan. 13, 2011

Elaine E. Allen, born April 21st, 1929 to Hans William and Vesta Pearl Brons in Astoria Oregon passed away January 13th, 2011 after struggling for several years with Dementia. She’s finally at peace and together again with her beloved husband Lewie Allen. Elaine was raised in Warrenton Oregon along with her ten brothers and sisters. She met Lewie in Astoria. They were married in Warrenton on Nov. 25, 1950. After nearly 50 years of marriage Lewie passed away on Sept. 28, 2000. They had three children; Gale Thomason, Glen (Kathy) Allen, and Vena Swanson. His Navy career took them from Astoria to San Diego and Long Beach California, Pearl Harbor Hawaii, and then to Keyport Washington. They settled in nearby Bremerton in 1965. A working mother, she went to work in Naval Supply at each stop along the way. Elaine loved her work and enjoyed her fellow employees. She was a “plank owner” of the Naval Supply Center Puget Sound, retiring in 1988 after 32 years of dedicated service. Elaine was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grand mother, and sister. Family was very special to her, especially her grandchildren. She kept herself busy in her retired years taking care of Lewie and spending time with the grandchildren whenever she got the chance. She really enjoyed getting together with, and talking about, her mom and dad, brothers and sisters. After Elaine retired she looked forward to meeting her siblings at the Three Rivers Mall in Kelso where they had lunch and spent the day reminiscing about old times and their families. She also looked forward to the annual family reunions in Newberg Oregon. Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, her mother and father, Sisters Jean Byrd, Betty Miller, Marian Tripp, Brothers Louis, Bob, Tommy Brons, and son-in-law Patrick Swanson. She is survived by her three children; eight grandchildren; Robbie (Dena) Thomason, Cody (Chloe) Allen, Shawnte’ Allen, Krista (Troy) Oelschlager, Stephanie (Jay) Bailey, Christopher (Ariel) Swanson, Nikki (Skylar) Burchard, and Dawn Swanson; eight great-grandchildren; sisters Joyce Starr, Virginia Carlson, Vesta Eggleston, and brother Fred Brons. At her request, no service is planned. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Elaine will be inurned with Lewie at the Tahoma National Cemetery. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff and residents at Cypress Gardens Assisted Living in Bremerton for making her a part of their family, for caring and looking out for her. We can not thank the staff enough for the care and assistance they provided Elaine over the past several years.


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Cody Allen

January 26, 2011

I will never know a more caring, selfless person. In her eye's, us grandkids could never do any wrong. It didn't matter what she wanted to eat, or what she wanted to do, because whatever any of us wanted is what she wanted. She will always be missed and loved.

Nikki Burchard

January 20, 2011

I love you Grandma. You were so good to us. I will always remember the summers we spent together at the pool and going for walks. I'm so happy you are with Grandpa now.

Chris Swanson

January 20, 2011

I miss her! She was such a sweet lady. She always took such good care of us grandkids and she was a faithful wife to our grandpa through all the years. I'll also miss scaring her and hearing her exclaim, "Ahhh," in only the tone Grandma Allen could achieve. She was a dear, sweet grandma and I will miss her.

Dawn Swanson

January 20, 2011

I love you Grandma Allen! Thank you for taking such great care of me growing up, I will never forget you!

Mike Starr

January 19, 2011

I will miss Aunt Elaine. I will always remember her in my heart.