Allen, Dolores May – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon

Dolores May Allen, 80, of La Grande, died in her sleep Nov. 9 of cancer. A viewing will begin at 9 a.m. and a slide show celebration will begin at 10 Saturday at Loveland Funeral Chapel. Private burial will follow.

Dolores was born Dec. 25, 1926, to C. Eugene (Smiley) Gibson and Nora Duckett Gibson in La Grande. A lifelong resident of La Grande, Dolores attended Eastern Oregon College. Those who knew her say she enjoyed an enduring tradition of love and learning with her family. She lived at Wildflower Lodge for a while.

She is survived by a daughter, Lynn Allen of Farmington, Utah; three grandchildren; many cousins; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Owen (Dusty) Allen, and her son, Gary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to support cancer research are welcome.

La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending November 17, 2007 – Published: November 17, 2007

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