Ethel L Allen

June 23, 1927September 30, 2010

Born June 23, 1927 to Hugo and Irene Barthelemew in Spokane, WA. Passed away September 30, 2010. Ethel loved sewing, knitting cooking, fishing, metal detecting, ceramics and dancing. She was the Treasurer for the Grads Club and C.O.P.S. Northwest. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Louis Allen, at home; her children, Mike Allen of Seattle, James Bird of Texas, Jerry Ryder of Seattle, Susan Beiber of Spokane, Debra Eldrige (Dan) of Spokane, Robert Allen (Holly) of Spokane; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and brother, Loren Barthelemew of Spokane. She was preceded in death by her son, Patrick Bird, in 2010; four brothers and two sisters. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 5, from 2:00 till 8:00 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home. Interment at Fairmount Memorial Park.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  • Visitation Tuesday, October 5, 2010
  • Interment Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Ethel L Allen

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kayla kohr

November 27, 2010

nana i miss you with everything. i love you forever, thank you for all you have done for me. you are an amazing woman. you taught me to live and be the woman that i am today! forever, your grandbaby kayla

Russ and Teri Van Camp

October 6, 2010

Louis and family, Ethel was a loving caring lady. She was so kind to me at all times. I will miss her very much. I felt like part of the family, like a son when ever I was with her. Love, Russ Van Camp

October 6, 2010

Dear Louis and family, We are so sorry to hear of Ethel's passing. When we met at Rob and Holly's wedding, she was so gracious to us all. We appreciate how she welcomed Holly into your family and loved her as her own. You are in our hearts. We send our love. Joanne and Bob Devereux

October 6, 2010

Dear Louis and family, We were so sorry to hear of Ethel's passing. When we met at Rob and Holly's wedding, she was so gracious to all of us. It felt as though we had know her for a long time. We appreciated her loving acceptance of Holly into your family. She will be missed. We send our love, Joanne and Bob Devereux

Ed and Edla Siewell

October 4, 2010

We were so sorry to hear the sad news. Your all in our prayers and hearts. We enjoyed our visits and getting together on our trips to Spokane. We are sorry we are unable to attend. We have lots of happy memorys.
Ed and Edla Siewell (Newport,Oregon)

Cheryl Steele

October 4, 2010

Louis and family - I am very sorry to hear of Ethel's passing. What joy she brought to life! Her infectious smile and constant positive attitude fed my soul on many occassions. She will be missed but will always remain a positive light in all our lives. Many blessings, with much love, to your family.

Ronda Grow

October 4, 2010

Prayers to the family. May God place a healing hand on the family during this difficult time. Very kind lady.


October 4, 2010

with deepest sympathy to the family. The beauty of her life will live on in your hearts.~~~

Diane Nichols

October 4, 2010

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.


October 4, 2010

my deepest sorrow for the family Ethel was a fun loving spirit..who will be missed greatly