Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Doris Marie Olmstead Allen, BHS 1946

Doris Marie Olmstead Allen, BHS 1946

Doris Marie Allen, 83, passed away at St. Bernardine Medical Center in San Bernardino, CA, on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Doris was born on January 31, 1928 in Flushing, New York. She was the youngest daughter of Laurance and Margaret Olmstead. Her sister's Jean and Alice preceded her in death. Doris graduated from Burbank High School in 1946, and soon after began working at the Studios in the mail room, and as a, go to gal, where she met her husband to be, Wilbern (Bernie) Allen. She had also worked in the manufacturing and printing businesses. After retiring to Yucaipa in 1975 she worked as a teacher's aide at Yucaipa Elementary.

Doris also belonged to the Yucaipa Historical Society, where she gave tours at the Oak Glen School House. In the early 1990's Doris and Bernie moved to Yucca Valley, where she volunteered at the Yucca Valley Senior Center. Bernie passed away in 1998, and not long after Doris moved back to Yucaipa, to reside in Sun Park II, where she met many friends helping out in the community's affairs.
Doris had three sons, Bruce who passed on as an infant and surviving sons, Will (Susan Allen) and David; stepdaughter, Kristi (Gary) Osga; grandchildren, Wendy (John) Laswell, Brooke Allen; step-grandson, Adam; great-grandchildren, Emily, Michael, Gregory, Max, Alex and Mathew. Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and always a friend to all, we will miss Doris greatly. May you rest in peace. Services to be held in Yucaipa, CA. Arrangements entrusted to Weaver Mortuary.

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