Wilma Allen

Obituary of Wilma Allen

Wilma and Clyde Allen Wilma passed on October 31, 2013. She was born in Bisbee, Arizona, on March 2, 1927. In 1935 her family moved to Denver, where she attended Junior High and High School. In 1944 she moved to Tillamook, Oregon, where she graduated from High School in 1945. While working as a waitress at a restaurant in Tillamook, a young lumberjack intervened when a customer was being belligerent. Turns out he was raised in Bowie, Arizona, and joined the Coast Guard when he was 16 after Pearl Harbor. They were married in a matter of days, and her life with Clyde William "Bill" Allen turned into a 65-year journey, where they were lovingly known by their family as "The Bills." Bill went back into the Coast Guard, serving 20 years. They returned to Tucson when he retired in 1965. Despite several moves around the country,, they always returned to Arizona and spent 17 years in Bisbee before coming back to Tucson in 1995, when they became residents at Fellowship Square. Bill passed away in July 2011. They had three children. Their first child, Perry, passed away in 1970. Wilma is survived by two children: their daughter, Wanda Allen-Yearout (Tom) of Tucson and their children, Karen Wilcox (Paul), Sean Yearout (Yvanna) and Seth Yearout (Maggie) and their son, Thad Allen (Pam) of Vienna, Virginia, and their children, Amanda Burke (Brandon), Meghan Allen and Lucas Allen. She leaves four great-grandchildren with a fifth on the way. Wilma refused to have a funeral; instead the family will have her "Going Home Pizza Party," after scattering her ashes. Her family is thankful for the loving care she received from Dr. N. D'Souza, the Oasis at Fellowship Square, Heartland Hospice, and Visiting Angels. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel.
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