Anne H. Allen

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BENNINGTON - Anne Hymee Allen, 79, died May 23, 2012, after a long illness.

She was born in Toledo, Ohio, Dec. 21, 1932, the daughter of F. Ellwood and Dorothy (Stewart) Allen.

Although born with Asperger's syndrome, her academic accomplishments included Bennington High School, Vermont State School of Agriculture, St. John's College, and graduate work in mathematics at Harvard and the University of Virginia.

Miss Allen served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955, including in Okinawa during the Korean War.

She was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives from Bennington for the Special Session of 1966, re-elected for the 1967-68, 1971-72 sessions and served on the Fish and Game and Government Operations committees. She was an auditor and later, director, of Bennington School District, including chair of the Finance and Personnel Committee, as well as mathematical consultant to the Vermont Department of Taxes.

She was a teacher for Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union from 1971 until retiring in 1991 because of disability. She served on the staff of Mathematical Reviews for many years and was a member emeritus of the American Mathematical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Miss Allen was also a member of the Libertarian Party and the Wilderness Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

In earlier years, she was president of Hale Mountain Fish and Game Club, director of Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, a life member of National Rifle Association, a writer for The Vermont Sportsman and founder/director of The Singing Pond Nature Area. She also enjoyed playing the violin, piano and harpsichord.

Survivors include two siblings, Barbara Kennedy of Ithaca, N.Y., and Stewart of Hendersonville, N.C., and many nephews and nieces.

There will be no funeral service.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home in Bennington.

Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
Published in Rutland Herald on June 4, 2012
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