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Doris May (Walter) Allen

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Doris May (Walter) Allen Obituary
Allen, Doris May (Walter) ALPINE -- Doris May (Walter) Allen, 100, passed away at her home on Monday, March 11, 2013, just five hours shy of her 101st birthday. She was born in David City, Nebraska on March 12, 1912 to Fred and Carlene (Miller) Walter. Doris earned a Business Degree in Lincoln Nebraska in 1934 and was a member of the Zeta Chapter of the Kappa Phi - Phi Tau Theta Sorority, but her focus was always on her husband and family. She moved to California near the end of WWII and had worked at Safeway Markets for a couple of years before she met and married Frank W. Allen on May 12, 1946. They had been married for 62 years when Frank passed away in 2008. Doris and Frank, along with Frank's younger brother Bob, and his wife Ruth, opened Allen Brothers Mortuary in Vista in 1964. Doris spent over 50 years in San Diego County. Doris is survived by her son, James B. Allen and his wife Lydia of Sacramento; grandsons, Christopher and Jeffrey of Sacramento; great- granddaughter, Cynthia of Murrieta; sisters-in- law, Ruth Allen of Vista and Jean Allen of Livermore, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; her brother "Bucky;" and sisters, Helen and Marge. Doris will be remembered as a very giving, caring, and simple person. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed having them around whenever possible. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 20th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Allen Brothers Mortuary, 1315 S. Santa Fe Avenue in Vista. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 21st at 10:00 a.m. also at Allen Brothers Mortuary, Vista. A graveside service will follow at Riverside National Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. where she will be buried alongside her husband, Frank. The family requests donations be made in Doris' memory to the Shriners Hospital of Los Angeles, 3160 Geneva Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020-1199. Visit the online tribute to Doris at: www.allen to add your memories and photos.

Published in U-T San Diego on Mar. 19, 2013
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