Granite, Oregon

Alta Allen, 96, of Granite and Gresham, passed away Dec. 31, 2002, in Gresham.

She was born in Burnt Prairie, Ill., and live in Illinois until she was 10 when the family moved to Seattle and lived there until she was 23, when she moved to Portland, where she met and married Doug Allen in 1947.

They traveled all over the world with Kaiser International retiring to Richland, Wash., later moving to Granite on property Doug had bought in the 1940s. They lived there until 1981 at the time of Doug’s death. She moved to Gresham spending winters there and summers in Granite.

Doug and Alta were responsible for restoring the “much photographed” Granite City Hall, or Allen Hall as it is now known as.

Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, March, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor