Dorothy B. Allman (1918 - 2014)

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Dorothy B. Allman, 95, passed into the presence of the Lord on February 1, 2014, in Spokane, Wash. Born March 15, 1918, in Seattle, Wash., she is survived by two sons, Garrett Allman of Jacksonville, Ill., and Mark Allman of Spokane. Garrett is longtime music director and conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and an associate professor of music at Illinois College.

She married her beloved husband, Arthur, in 1942, and he preceded her in death in 1981. She also was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother. She attended the University of Washington and was a graduate of Tacoma General Hospital School of Nursing. During World War II and for several years afterward, she worked in the nursing field in Seattle and Los Angeles. She was employed as a medical transcriptionist in Spokane for the 20 years prior to her retirement. She loved classical music and she and her husband, Art, were longtime subscribers to the Spokane Symphony Orchestra. Following retirement she hiked with a local hiking group every week for 19 years.

A memorial service was held February 6, 2014, in Spokane. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jacksonville Symphony Society, P.O. Box 32, Jacksonville, IL 62651. Condolences may be left online at
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Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Feb. 23, 2014
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