ALLEN, Arline L. "Billlie" 87, of Gulfport, passed quietly at home, in the arms of her daughter, on June 7, 2014. Known as Billie since her birth in Greenwich, CT, she was the widow of Jack V. Allen of Cisco, TX, who received a Purple Heart for his Naval service during WWII. Billie and Jack, who were married for 65 years, will be reunited at Bay Pines National Cemetery. They are survived, and will be fondly remembered, by their daughter, Gayle McNally, a retired nurse, in Gulfport, who had the pleasure of being her mother's caregiver and constant companion through her last years; their son, Gary Allen, a food writer, living in Kingston, NY; their numerous grandchildren; great-grand children; and great-great-grandchildren; as well as all who knew them. Details of her memorial service will be posted at http://www.alifetribute.com/obituaries/Arline-Allen-2/
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on June 15, 2014