Joanne Lee Allen

October 17, 1931April 8, 2011

Joanne Lee Allen, born October 17, 1931, passed away peacefully April 8, 2011, in the presence of her loved ones. She was born in Olney, Illinois to Earl and Virginia Gibbons. On February 4th, 1950, she married Richard D Allen. They lived and raised five boys in Garden Grove, CA. She is survived by her five boys, Ron, Larry, Terry, Mike, and Rick. Joanne was blessed with13 grandchildren, 1 deceased, and 4 great grandchildren. Joanne played a vital role in running the family businesses; working in the office helping Dick with Quality Plastering, Oxnard Plastering and JT Allen Construction. The final highlight of her career was serving as the first woman deputy for the state of California Contractor's Board. Joanne's strong passion and dedication created endless life enjoyments. She loved traveling to warm tropical locations and boating in their beloved 50 ft trawler, "The Endeavor". She loved ceramics, reading, knitting, and watching her favorite sports teams. Most of all she cherished every moment spent with her family in her beautiful homes built with love by her husband and boys. Visitation will take place Tuesday, April 12, 5:30 until 8:00 P.M. at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. Services will be held Wednesday, April 13, 11:00 A.M. also at Ted Mayr Funeral Home. A private graveside ceremony at Rose Hills Cemetery, Whittier, will be held immediately following the service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, Ventura. Condolences may be sent to


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 12, 2011
  • Committal Service Wednesday, April 13, 2011
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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Brad Weber

April 25, 2011

I will always cherish the memories of visits at the Smith Reunions, to the "tippy top of Topa Topa", emails, phone calls, genealogy help, and talking about the Dodgers. I love you always dear 'Big Cuz' Joanne! My heartfelt condolences to the entire family and especially to Dick. Much love, Brad (a/k/a Little Cuz)

Debi Allen

April 19, 2011

I will never forget all those conversations & emails from my auntie Jo, nor will I ever forget when my Dad jumped in the swimming pool at Uncle Dicks & Auntie Jo to save my brother Eric .. with his cloths on. She will be missed .. !!

Walt & Linda Wolverton

April 15, 2011

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Pamela Nordstrom

April 14, 2011

It is wonderful to know how loved Joanne is... My memories of her are laughter and fun... I know she will be deeply missed. Love, Pam

Sherri Allen

April 14, 2011

I will never forget my visits in Huntington with my Auntie JoAnn. Living on her & Ucle Dick's boat. The Edevor? She was so good to me. Will miss that firey red head. I LOVE YOU AUNTIE.. We will miss you !!!!!!

John & Debi Gibilisco

April 13, 2011

Dear Dick and Family, Our deepest Sympathy goes to you and your family at this time. Loved the good times we had visiting with you. I still remember your 50th wedding anniversary party. Joanne was a wonderful person! Love always!

April 12, 2011

Dear Dick and family: We have many great memories of you and Joanne. Thinking of you at this time! Love Dan and Jody

Cindy Butler

April 12, 2011

Miss you Aunt Joanne, I have great memorys. Thanks for coming with Uncle Dick to my dads service it meant a lot to me and our family. Always in my heart.
Love Cindy Allen Butler

Lynda Allen

April 12, 2011

April 12, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Ron, Patti, Tracy and Rob Allen and to the entire family. Love to all,

Bill, Christie, Taylor & Lola Courtney