OBITUARY

Jean Carol Allen

November 26, 1931February 3, 2019
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Jean Carol Allen, a homemaker and former Secretary at John Hanson Savings and Loan, died Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Morningside House of Ellicott City. The former longtime Beltsville resident was 87. Loving mother to Donna Allen, Michael Allen, Bobby Allen and Lisa Stovall. Preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Charles Eugene Allen. Grandmother to Matthew Stovall, Justin Allen, Megan Stovall, Timothy Allen and Ryan Allen. Preceded in death by two brothers, John Nugent Jr. and Paul Nugent, Sr., and one sister, Bette Bogart. Also survived by 25 Nieces and Nephews. She was born on Thanksgiving Day in 1931 in Norwood, Massachusetts. She was the youngest daughter of John E. Nugent Sr., a pressman, and Ethel E. Nugent, a telephone operator for the U.S. Capitol. At the height of the Great Depression, her father lost his job as a Pressman at Plympton Press. After trying to support his family working under Roosevelt’s WPA. Her father left Massachusetts, travelled to Washington, D.C. where he received a permanent appointment at the Government Printing Office. This eventually brought the Nugent family to Mt. Rainer, MD when she was 7 years old. In 1950, she worked as a Secretary at Acacia Life Insurance Company where she was introduced to Charles Allen by his sister Dorothy Hyatt. The Allen-Hyatt family vacationed every summer together in Ocean City, MD. In 1952, she married PFC Charles Eugene Allen. He was in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. They moved to Lockbourne Air Force Base in Columbus, Ohio where their first 2 children were born, Donna and Michael. Moving to Langley Park, MD in 1955, their third son Bobby was born. In 1960, they moved to their family home in Beltsville, MD and in 1963 their youngest child, Lisa was born. After an honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force, Charles worked at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission as an Engineer in the water and Sewer Department where he retired in 1981. After 20 years of homemaking and parenting four children, Jean returned to the business world in 1976 working at the National Observer Newspaper, YMCA and the American Red Cross. Mrs. Allen was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Beltsville where her husband Charles served as an Usher. She was a graduate of Mt. Rainier High School in 1950. Mrs. Allen enjoyed writing about her lifelong experiences and the lives of her loved ones. She took classes offered at the Community College through OASIS after her retirement in 1989. In addition, she cared for Lisa’s children when Lisa worked full-time, getting to know the neighborhood children and even walking them to school! Her ability to get along with people made her many friends in life. Her stories documented important family moments and personal details that might have been forgotten. Family will receive friends at Witzke Funeral Homes, Inc., 5555 Twin Knolls Rd., Columbia, MD 21045 on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9pm. Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 11007 Montgomery Rd., Beltsville, MD 20705 on Monday at 10am. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Maryland SCPA, www.mdspca.org.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 10, 2019
  • Visitation Sunday, February 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, February 11, 2019
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Jean Carol Allen

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JoAnne Blakley

February 9, 2019

Oh so many wonderful memories from so many years . Long ago camping trips with our families ! Jean & I supporting one another as our little kids at the time were starting school , joining scouts & learning about the world . In the early years as neighbors , We went on several camping trips together ,Sherando Lake in Va., Deep Creek Lake in Md. , French Creek in Pa. As Jean said we were young & energetic !
Jean was of great support & comfort when our daughter was born with a serious disability . We got together for coffee on our respective porches , & shared thoughts on raising children , while Joyce & Lisa played . As the years went on , there was a wonderful trip to New York City < Bethany Beach ,,
Ocean City , with our Husbands , & in more recent years , Jean joined a group of my friends ( whom she already knew) for our annual five days with the " Lunch Bags" at Dewey Beach Del. at the home of
Shirley Day . She fit right in & we all welcomed her as part of the group . We had wonderful times there !!
I will miss my coffees on the porch with my dear friend Jean , May the Blessing of Peace be with all

MaryKate Hall

February 6, 2019

The Hall family grew up in the same neighborhood and Jean sometimes baby sat us.
She always had a smile and after all of these years she sent me a private message on Facebook and had such fond memories of my parents Patsy and Bob and all the Hall kids.
She was a beautiful person inside and out. On angel’s wings.
Love MaryKate Hall

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Biography

Jean Carol Allen, a homemaker and former Secretary at John Hanson Savings and Loan, died Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Morningside House of Ellicott City. The former longtime Beltsville resident was 87.
Loving mother to Donna Allen, Michael Allen, Bobby Allen and Lisa Stovall. Preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Charles Eugene Allen. Grandmother to Matthew Stovall, Justin Allen, Megan Stovall, Timothy Allen and Ryan Allen. Preceded in death by two brothers, John Nugent Jr. and Paul Nugent, Sr., and one sister, Bette Bogart. Also survived by 25 Nieces and Nephews.
She was born on Thanksgiving Day in 1931 in Norwood, Massachusetts. She was the youngest daughter of John E. Nugent Sr., a pressman, and Ethel E. Nugent, a telephone operator for the U.S. Capitol.
At the height of the Great Depression, her father lost his job as a Pressman at Plympton Press. After trying to support his family working under Roosevelt’s WPA. Her father left Massachusetts, travelled to Washington, D.C. where he received a permanent appointment at the Government Printing Office. This eventually brought the Nugent family to Mt. Rainer, MD when she was 7 years old.
In 1950, she worked as a Secretary at Acacia Life Insurance Company where she was introduced to Charles Allen by his sister Dorothy Hyatt. The Allen-Hyatt family vacationed every summer together in Ocean City, MD.
In 1952, she married PFC Charles Eugene Allen. He was in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. They moved to Lockbourne Air Force Base in Columbus, Ohio where their first 2 children were born, Donna and Michael. Moving to Langley Park, MD in 1955, their third son Bobby was born. In 1960, they moved to their family home in Beltsville, MD and in 1963 their youngest child, Lisa was born. After an honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force, Charles worked at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission as an Engineer in the water and Sewer Department where he retired in 1981.
After 20 years of homemaking and parenting four children, Jean returned to the business world in 1976 working at the National Observer Newspaper, YMCA and the American Red Cross.
Mrs. Allen was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Beltsville where her husband Charles served as an Usher. She was a graduate of Mt. Rainier High School in 1950.
Mrs. Allen enjoyed writing about her lifelong experiences and the lives of her loved ones. She took classes offered at the Community College through OASIS after her retirement in 1989. In addition, she cared for Lisa’s children when Lisa worked full-time, getting to know the neighborhood children and even walking them to school! Her ability to get along with people made her many friends in life. Her stories documented important family moments and personal details that might have been forgotten.
Family will receive friends at Witzke Funeral Homes, Inc., 5555 Twin Knolls Rd., Columbia, MD 21045 on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9pm. Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 11007 Montgomery Rd., Beltsville, MD 20705 on Monday at 10am. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Maryland SCPA, www.mdspca.org.