OBITUARY

Evelyn Ann Allen

January 6, 1920June 9, 2011

Evelyn A. (Dean) Allen January 6, 1920 – June 9, 2011, passed away in Spokane, WA, at the age of 91. Evelyn was born in Colbert, WA to Jacob and Georgia Dean. She was a farmer and master gardener who loved her Irises. She is survived by son, Ted (Donna) Allen, Redlands, CA; daughter, Ann Porter, Kirkland, WA; three grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; two brothers, Herbert (Mary) Dean and Orval Dean, and one sister, Helen (Dick) Brakefield, all of Colbert, WA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Sr. – 1991; grandson, Thad Allen; and two brothers, Leonard “Wave” Dean and Lloyd Dean. Visitation Thursday, June 16, 2011 2:00 – 8:00 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 P.M. Friday, June 17, 2011, at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home. Interment Fairmount Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Seattle Children’s Hospital, Hospice of Spokane or charity of your choice.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 16, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 17, 2011
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Evelyn Ann Allen

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Nancy Gillespie

July 28, 2011

My parents, Marshall & Marguerite Roach became friends with Ted & Evelyn many years ago when the guys were stationed in Calif. in the Navy. Growing up we all really enjoyed reading Evelyn's letters & cards updating her family's activities and especially the pictures she sent. I really loved the ones of the kids playing in the snow, because in Texas we didn't see much of that!! Marguerite passed away last July and in going through her keepsakes there were many letters, cards & pictures from Evelyn. (Including the newspaper picture of her gardening!) My daughter-in-law was fascinated by the stories and actually was attempting to find Evelyn when she found this notice of her death.My Mom & Dad did make it to Washington to visit them only one time shortly before my Dad's death. Their friendship endured amazingly well over so many years and so many miles! I hope the four of them are reunited & enjoying catching up in Heaven!

Heather Gillespie

July 20, 2011

I have never met Evelyn, but she has become very dear to me through reading her letters that she wrote to my husbands grandparents, Marguerite and Marshall Roach. She was a beautiful person to have as a friend as evidenced through her letters and pictures. I am sad that I never had the privilege to meet her and let her know how much her letters and pictures meant to the Roach family.

Jacquie Gramlow

June 17, 2011

Didn't know you mother personally. Wishing you fond memories of your years with her.

May the Lord Bless you and the family at this time.
"Jacquie "Bush" Gramlow Class of 58

John & Karen Brakefield

June 16, 2011

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

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