ALLEN, Nancy Elizabeth 63, of Dunedin, FL died at 8:20 am, May 31, 2014. Born in Plainfield, MA, Oct. 26, 1950, daughter of Priscilla Dyer Allen and Hubble Allen. She is survived by her brother, Charles (Chuck) Allen and sister, Marcia Allen of Dunedin. In 1960 she and her family, partly of Scots descent moved to Dunedin. She graduated from Dunedin High School in 1968. She received her AA degree as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant at West Palm Beach Jr. College and started work as a therapist in 1980. In January, cancer forced her to retire as a COTA. She joined the First Presbyterian Church of Dunedin in 1962 and became an elder in 1980. In 1986 she volunteered to organize communion, and did this until her death. She began genealogy research in her teens, as she was descended from 19 Mayflower settlers. She belonged to the New England Historical and Genealogical Society Her ancestors lived in Plainfield, MA at its incorporation in 1785. She was active in the Plainfield Historical Society, and was the last who thoroughly knew the town's early history. In 1983, she was a founding member of the Suncoast Genealogical Society. She was president several times. In 2007 she received awards from both the Florida and the National Genealogical Societies. She was an associate member of the Augusta Jane Evans Wilson Chapter 2640 UDC joining in 2012 being descended from the original Jamestown, VA, settlers. Nancy enjoyed taking pictures. She was official photographer for both the 2002 and 2005 Veteran World Fencing Championships held in Tampa. Nancy was a happy person, described by some as "the kind of person you meet two or three times in your life". A Memorial Service will be conducted by Air Force Chaplain Linda Pugsley LTC, at First Presbyterian Church, Dunedin, on June 8th at 4 pm. Donations to the First Presbyterian Church of Dunedin, or The Augusta Jane Evans Wilson Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on June 6, 2014