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Phyllis Virginia ALLEN May 18, 1924 - June 16, 2011 Phyllis passed away June 16, 2011 in Everett, Washington due to cancer. She was born in Bovey Minnesota but grew up in Valier, Montana on her parent's wheat farm with her 3 brothers and 2 sis ters, riding her horse bareback several miles to the small school house she attended. She moved to Washington in the early 40s and worked at Boeing in transporta tion for several years, where she met her first husband Max Drozdowski. They had 2 children Patty and Ron. Divorced in 1959, she raised her kids in Lynnwood, Washington while she worked for the Washington State Ferry Sys tem as a waitress; later working for Wayne's Café in Lynnwood and the Holiday Inn in Everett where her smile and joyful per sonality made customers fre quently ask to sit in her section. She was then married to Eugene Christopher from 1968 until his death in 1974 and in 1976 married Stanley Allen. She loved knitting, having guests over, baking, talk ing to friends on her cell phone, and watching her beloved Seattle Mariners. Her beautiful smile and generosi ty made her loved by many, and her sense of humor and quick wit were present until the very end. She is survived by her husband Stan; brother Don (Eva) Haynes and Jerry (Mary Ann) Haynes; daughter Patty (Jim) Kosney; son Ron Drozdowski; step-daugh ter Virginia (Richard) Kirby; step-son Mark (Christie) Allen and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great- great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by parents Ed and Agatha Haynes; brother Eddie Haynes; sister Winnie Lenoir and sister Marion Simpson. A celebration of Phyllis' life will be held from 12:00 - 9:00 pm on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at the Allen residence, 12314 38th Dr. SE in Everett, 98208. In lieu of flow ers, donations can be made to the .
Published in The Seattle Times on June 20, 2011
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