Mary Jane Allen

March 7, 1937February 3, 2014

Mary Jane Lytle Allen (1937 - 2014)

Mary Jane Allen (Lytle) beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and dear friend passed away on Monday, February 3, 2014. Born in Birmingham, Alabama March 7, 1937 to W.M. and Lottie Lytle, she graduated from Woodlawn High School class of '55 and married her high school sweetheart, William H. Allen, Jr. Together as Marine & officer's wife they raised three children: Billy Allen (Ciline) of Phoenix, Teri Ingram (Chris) of Yuma and LeeAnn May of Ft. Worth. Mary Jane worked her way up from bookkeeper to general manager of Desert Lawn Memorial Park. Throughout her life, and especially since her retirement she has been actively involved in service organizations including the Lady Elks, the Lions Club and P.E.O Sisterhood where she served as chapter president from '11-'13. She was also an active member of Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder and Deacon. She is preceded in death by her husband William H. Allen, Jr.; her parents W.M. and Lottie Lytle; her brothers and sisters and her grandson Patrick William Allen. Mary Jane is survived by her 3 children, 2 granddaughters, Amber Palladino of Phoenix and Courtney May of Ft. Worth as well as her 3 great grandchildren Patrick Allen Jr., Brady and Isabella Palladino. Mary Jane was loved by numerous nieces and nephews and sister-in-laws Martha Lytle and Margaret Wright. Church services will be held on Friday, February 7, 2014 at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 150 W 28th St, Yuma, AZ. Visitation from 9:30am to 11:00am, funeral service at 11:00am with internment to follow at Desert Lawn Memorial Park. A luncheon in Mary Jane's honor will then be held at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter AG c/o Bridgette Johnson, 3530 W. 22nd St., #A, Yuma, AZ 85364.

Arrangements under the direction of Johnson Mortuary & Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Yuma, AZ.


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T. Reese

February 15, 2014

You have my condolences. Please take one day at a time, as you look to God for comfort.

February 15, 2014

I am very sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
My heartfelt condolences to the family during this time of sorrow. (1Corinthains 15:26) (Isaiah 61:1,2)
Please find peace in knowing that He understands your grief and He cares. 1 Peter 5:6, 7

Pam Doerr

February 12, 2014

Teri - I didn't know your mom for a long period of time but I can say she was so kind and gracious in everything she did. She was such a help to me working at Grad Nite and willing to do whatever she could. Such a beautiful woman inside and out. I know you all will miss her dearly but I also know you have lots of good memories to hang on to. May God comfort you and your family.

Rudy & Linda Lopez

February 9, 2014

Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mary Jane. RIP, God Bless!

February 8, 2014

May the God of all comfort grant the family strength during this sad period.

February 7, 2014

My deepest sympathy to you on Mary Jane's passing. My mother, Sara Riley, and her dear friend, Mary Ferree, often worked with Mary Jane at Sierra Vista. Their greatest endeavor was the new kitchen, which they devoted much hard work and laughter to over many months. She was a dear, charming lady and will be greatly missed, but fondly remembered. My prayers are with you.
Pam Riley Starkey

February 7, 2014

Mary Jane was loved much and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. Kala and Brian Compton and Family

Harold Ingram

February 7, 2014

The broadest smile and great laugh will be missed, but are two of my favorite things about Mary Jane I will fondly remember. She always and only showed great kindness to our family. Our thoughts and prayers to your family at this time.

Ali & Jim Beichler

February 7, 2014

Teri: Jim & I offer our deepest condolences to you and your family. May you find comfort in your loving memories of your mother.

Ann-Jeanette "A-J" Mosqueda

February 6, 2014

Teri and Family,

Thoughts and prayers from my family to yours...Wishing you strength, courage and the ability to smile and remember the "Good Stuff".

The Mosqueda Family...special hugs and kisses from the whiney, crying little girl Enaya!