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Mary Kathleen Allen

May 5, 1951January 22, 2011

Mary Kathleen Allen

Mary Kathleen Allen, age 59, passed away January 22, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Kathleen was born May 5, 1951 in Salt Lake City to Ralph H. Allen and Audrey Peterson. She graduated from Ogden School for the Deaf in 1969. She received her Bachelor Degree in Social Work from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Joined together with her life partner, Deborah Douglass in Anchorage, Alaska on July 2, 1995. Kathleen had a love for woodcarving, playing with her dogs, and she loved to relax reading the bible. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service; and most recently retired from the University of Alaska Anchorage as an American Sign Language Instructor. Kathleen loved teaching her students, and they loved her playful sense of humor.

Kathleen is survived by her loving life partner, Deborah; 2 dogs, Chippo and Cheeo; brother, Kim Black; sisters, Cheryle (Patrick) Arnold and Michelle (John) Quas, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

A Celebration of Life for Kathleen will be held Tuesday, January 25, 2011 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 5709 South 1500 West, Taylorsville. A Celebration of Life will also be held at a later date in Anchorage, Alaska. Condolences may be sent to the family @valleyviewfuneral.com.

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Mary Kathleen Allen

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Jennifer Crow

February 2, 2011

My deepest sympathies go out to Kathy's friends and relatives. I took Kathy's ASL classes at UAA and enjoyed them very much. Her mischievous fun-loving personality always kept me on my toes. I learned so much from her and am very sorry to hear of her passing.
Warmest wishes to all of her loved ones,

February 2, 2011

Ms. Allen was my ASL instructor for two semesters at UAA. I enjoyed her class so much for ASL 1, I asked her to let me in her ASL 2 class even though it was already filled. She okayed it for me to be in her class for the second time. I enjoyed her teaching style, patience, and confidence.
Very sincerely,
Stephanie Casey, San Antonio, TX

Genevieve Nathan

January 29, 2011

This is Genevieve Nathan (Ginny) I'm very sorry! I remember about her, last time when We shared and chatted. I like her lots. She told me about reuion in Utah, deaf people there. I missed it but I must work. She's already gone, peace. She liked to living in Anchorage, Ak when she worked. I miss her lots, just say good bye to her.

jeff cosma

January 28, 2011

deb- hello and i know kathy for longest times and i want let u know i do care of you and kathy passed away and im sorry but im glad she is in peace with jesus ... i miss her alots . love jeff cosma

JEFF COSMA

January 28, 2011

DEBBIE , I GIVE U A BIG SYMPATHY OVER KATHY PASSING ON .. I DO LOVE HER AND U AND I DO REMEMBER BOTH OF U AND IM GLAD SHE IS IN PEACE .. LOVE JEFF COSMA

Brian Neve

January 27, 2011

My Aunt, My Hero--Mary Kathleen Allen, gone to soon! I love you always and forever. In my heart you will always remain. Thank you for caring about me and loving me and excepting me for my faults and for who I am. I will miss you so very much. I am getting great at sign language--you would be proud of me!
I always had so much fun with you, you are truly the best!!! Kisses and Hugs, your Nephew, Brian \|m/

January 26, 2011

Kim and family,
I know how much Kathleen meant to all of you. She is at peace now and listening to the angels sing!
Love,
Gramma Sue

January 26, 2011

Debbie,

May you find comfort in treasured memories.
Sincere Sympathy, Bill and Janet

Rocke & Lesley W.

January 26, 2011

Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord. Psalm 31:24

Our Deepest Sympathy ...

Linda Glick

January 26, 2011

Deb, although I never had the pleasure of meeting Kathleen I've been fortunate in getting to know you. I'll bet that Kathleen shared your great sense of humor and I can imagine the fun you had together. I hope that time will soften your pain and loss until all that remains are your good and comforting memories, and your love.
Hugs and warm wishes,
Linda Glick