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Allen, Ella L. – Obituary

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, 1991, at 2 p.m. at Bollman Funeral Home for Ella L. Allen. Burial will follow in the Lostine Cemetery.

Miss Allen died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1991, at a Gresham nursing center from causes related to age. She was 93.

She was born near Lostine, on Jan. 30, 1898, the youngest child of Wallowa County pioneer parents, William H, and Annie B. Allen. She was a graduate of Lostine High School and Oregon State University (then Oregon Agriculture College) in 1921. She taught home economics in Joseph, Wallowa and Elgin and in Tenino, and Redmond, Ore., and White Salmon and Camas Washington high schools. During World War II she took a leave of absence from teaching to work with the YWCA as director of United Service Organizations in Wilmington, California and Tacoma, Wash.

She was a life-long member of the Christian Church. Her greatest interests and pleasures came from her family, her career and her church.

She is survived by five nephews and seven nieces, numerous great- and great-great-nieces and nephews and friends. Miss Allen was the great-aunt of Joe Spence, Willis Bailey and Lois Blankinship, all of Enterprise.

She was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers and three sisters.

The family suggests remembrances may be contributions to a charity of one’s choice.

Wallowa County Chieftain
Transcribed by Dixie Ricker

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