Joan Christofferson Allison passed away peacefully on March 19, 2011. She was born on November 8, 1940 in Houston, Texas where she attended Houston schools and graduated from Lamar High School and the University of Houston. Joan married Gerry Allison on September 1, 1959 and shortly after moved to Stagecoach Farms in Magnolia, Texas, where they reared two children and were an integral part of the community.
Joan was a dedicated wife and mother, an accomplished pianist, a teacher of math in public schools and later earned a Master's Degree in Developmental Reading and taught at the Houston Community College. She loved to travel, especially to the family home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She was faithful to her church and to several service groups, and willingly gave herself to help others. Joan will be greatly missed, but we take joy and consolation that she is in the Presence of the Lord.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents LeGrande and Juanita Woodard Christofferson, husband Gerry Allison, and sister Frances Blair. She is survived by her daughter Sarah Allison-Kolb and husband Mark; son John Allison and grandson Lars Allison, Lars's mother Ana Ruiz-Allison, and family friend Patsey Chase; sister Kathryn Mikes; nieces Janet Sheppard (Ted) and Laurie Mikes Balogh (Jason); nephew Lee Mikes (Jennifer), as well as many beloved Allison sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Joan's caregivers Ortensia Fiscu, and Anda and Claus Cucuian of Ortensia's Senior Living for their excellent care.
The funeral will be at Klein Funeral Home in Tomball, Saturday, March 26, with visitation and viewing at 10:00 and service at 11:00 a.m. followed by graveside service at Decker Prairie Cemetery, in Magnolia Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The American Diabetes Association. Klein Funeral Home is located at 1400 West Main St (FM 2920), Tomball, Tex 77375, (281)351-7233.
Published in Houston Chronicle from Mar. 23 to Mar. 25, 2011.