Allen, Elizabeth "Betty"
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87, formerly a resident of Sundial Park, Mesa; died Sunday, September 4, 2011 at Scottsdale Health Care. Betty was born in Lawrence, PA on July 14, 1924 daughter of the late Victor and Fannie Getz. She was secretary to the comptroller at The Arizona Republic and Phoenix Gazette for several years and then focused her attention on family. She is survived by her son, Donald Allen and three daughters, Linda Lewis, JoAnne Renner, Diane Allen; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ethan Allen, who died in 1996; and her son, Richard Allen. Funeral services will be on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at noon at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Heritage Mausoleum Gazebo, 401 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ. www.greenacresmortuary.net
Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 8, 2011