Dolores A. Allan

February 19, 1913December 3, 2011

Dolores Allan left us on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the age of 98. Born in San Francisco on February 19, 1913, Dolores attended St. Paul's Grammar and High School, graduating in 1930. In 1941 she married James McGhie Allan, and the newly wed couple soon started a family that would eventually grow to include seven children.

A resident of Fresno for 56 years, Dolores was a Lifetime Member of the Saint Agnes Service Guild until her retirement at the age of 96 after 50 years of service. While raising her family, Dolores was a member and supporter of the St. Therese's Mother's Club, the San Joaquin Memorial Mother's Club, and represented the Dennis Uniform Company for 15 years, serving parochial grammar and high schools throughout the Valley. In 1994, the Volunteer Bureau of Fresno recognized Dolores as Volunteer of the Year.

Although she greatly enjoyed the camaraderie and satisfaction of serving as a volunteer, the true joy in her life was her family.

In her last few years, Dolores received the devoted attention and care of Jeffrey Terry and Ramona Burnley, for which the family is extremely grateful.

Heaven will now surely be organized in a different fashion with her presence there.

She and Jim, who pre-deceased her in 1979, are survived by their seven children and their spouses, each of whom brought a special gift to her life: Patty Allan of Mountain View; Kathleen Allan and Walt Bispo of Fresno; Terry and Joe DeYoung of Pleasanton; Jim and Debra Allan of Lafayette; Maryclaire and Steve Polacek of Fresno; Bill and Maureen Allan of Walnut Creek; and Sharon and Gene Borré of Fresno. From this generation, Dolores enjoyed the year-round visits of 12 grandchilden; 13 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Recitation of the Rosary will be held at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home on Friday, December 9, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Shrine of Saint Therese Catholic Church, 855 Floradora Ave., Fresno, CA 93728 on Saturday, December 10, 2011, at 9:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Poverello House, P.O. Box 12225, Fresno, CA 93777, or the Saint Agnes Service Guild, 1201 E. Herndon Ave., #109, Fresno, CA 93720 .


  • Recitation of the Holy Rosary Friday, December 9, 2011
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, December 10, 2011

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Randy&Nancy Kevorkian

December 11, 2011

Sharon,Maryclaire&Allan Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.May your memories bring you comfort.God bless you.

December 10, 2011

Maryclaire and family

December 9, 2011

Dear Allan Family:

My prayers and thoughts go out to all of you. Your mother was an amazing and wonderful person. I am so glad to have been able to engage in such great conversations with Dolores all of which I cherish very much. Love to all of you during this difficult time. Mike Sherman/Fresno, CA

Georgina Reynolds

December 7, 2011

Maryclaire, just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers..... God Bless you and all your family....

December 7, 2011

Dear Allan Family...So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. Offering my deepest condolences during this most difficult time for your family.Sending many prayers your way. Sue Wesh

David Pistacchio

December 7, 2011

To the Allan Family we offer our deep sympathy. May your mother rest in peace. You will remain in our prayers. Sincerely, David & Eileen Pistacchio

Mary Vaux

December 7, 2011

Dear Allan family... my mom and your mom started out as fellow volunteers at St. Agnes which turned out to be a wonderful friendship. Your mom was a very loving and caring individual. She will be missed but now has a very special place in heaven.

December 6, 2011

To the Allen family ...... We offer you our deepest condolences in your difficult time. Love you all and you are all in our prayers... Love you Mona

December 6, 2011

Dear Allans:

John and I as you know are deeply sadden that our Little Dolores departed us in our lives. She has impacted our lives tremendously with so much Love and Caring! her enthusiasm, spunk and Laughter will surely be missed forever! Our deepest Love and Prayers are with all of you! Love Jeffrey & John

Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Chapel

December 5, 2011

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.