Juanita May Allen
June 20, 1947 – February 1, 2019
“Juanita May Allen passed away at home in Chehalis on February 1, 2019 at 1:45 pm. She was born June 20, 1947 in Puyallup, WA. She is survived by her children: Walter (Laurette) Allen, Puyallup, WA; David Allen, Clarkson, WA; Johnny (Mandy) Allen, Ocean Park, WA; Ronny Allen, Silver Creek, WA; Rebecca (John) Keech, Chehalis, WA. She has 13 grandchildren, 4 great-granddaughters and another on the way.
Juanita loved life and people. She never met a stranger that she didn’t try to make into a friend. Because she was an only child for the majority of her childhood, she collected orphans and strays throughout her life and accepted them as extended family. Juanita had childlike faith and loved babies and kids. She could usually always get them to smile.
Mom enjoyed cooking and liked it even better if there were a lot of people around to eat her cooking. She got a daily coffee from “Beauty and the Bean” and they became her friends also. Our pinochle getaways were a highlight to her, as were the church’s ladies retreats.
Church was so important to mom. She loved to sing and play her tambourine. If she met someone, she was quick to invite them to church.
Viewing will be Friday 10 am-12 pm at Sticklin Funeral Chapel in Centralia. A graveside service will be held at Fern Hill Cemetery Friday at 2 pm. Her memorial service will be Saturday at 10 am at Jesus Name Pentecostal Church in Chehalis with a potluck to follow. Please join us as we celebrate Juanita’s life and passing to a better one. “
- Visitation Friday, February 8, 2019
- Graveside Service Friday, February 8, 2019
- Memorial Service Saturday, February 9, 2019
Juanita May Allen
Rose Hunt (Skinner)
February 6, 2019
I was one of the "strays" Juanita adopted and I thought of her as a mom. I dated one of her sons in high school and she took me in as her own daughter in my Senior year after my parents moved to another town. She was an awesome cook and made a dream cookie that would melt in your mouth. She was definitely a Godly woman and going to Church with her and the rest of the family was my first positive experience with Church, and that set my Christian foundation. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word to say, I will greatly miss you mom but I also know that we will meet again.