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Catherine Ann Allen
October 3, 1963 – October 30, 2014

Catherine was a loving, caring daughter of James Joseph Allen, of Gresham, Oregon and Marguerite Ann (Gail) Townsend of Manhattan Beach, and her husband, Donald Townsend. She is also survived by two loving sisters, Cassie Allen and Robyn Townsend-Miller; as well as her loving fiancé, Christian Gregor Johnston of Torrance, CA and their 3 dogs, Misty, Sugar and Bucci.

Catherine attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Elementary School in Hermosa Beach. She graduated from Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, and received her degree in Communications at Long Beach State University.

Following her graduation, she took a managerial position at The Broadway in Long Beach. Her career ambitions lead her to the insurance industry. Starting with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company where she worked specializing in workers compensation, and later in the LA office of Chubb and Sons for 17 years, where she was rapidly promoted to Assistance Vice President of Workers Compensation.

Catherine developed life-long friendships with each step she took in life. She was loved by all. She enjoyed traveling with her network of friends and family and the love of her life, Christian.

Catherine will always be remembered for her very sweet smile, her vibrant and cheerful personality, positive outlook, and her ever present concern for others.

Memorial Service followed by a luncheon will be at St James Catholic Church at 415 Vincent Street in Redondo Beach on Thursday, November 6th at 10:00 am.

In memory of Catherine, please consider donating to the UCLA Radiation Oncology Fund, Attention: Radiation Oncology Chief Administrative Officer, Medical Plaza 200, B265, Los Angeles, CA 90095-7436. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Nov. 5, 2014
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