1925 – 2014
Doris (Doedy) Esther Allen, born in Fleming Colorado, USA passed away on December 28th, 2014 in Nelson, BC.
Doris was born to Jay and Clara Gorbutt, who are deceased. Those left to mourn are daughter Roberta (Don) Cliff of Spokane, Washington, three grandchildren Joe and Robert Minor of Spokane, Washington and Susan (Denise) Carter of Denver, Colorado, also the five great grandchildren, especially Emily Rose.
Doris’s school days were spent in Fleming, Colorado, Shelton, Nebraska and finally to Sterling, Colorado. After finishing high school she worked for Montgomery Ward Dupont during the war time in Hanford, Washington before moving on to Washington, DC where she worked for a construction company. This where she met and married Robert Allen who was in the Canadian Navy. Upon Bob’s discharge they moved to Vancouver, BC for a time where their daughter Roberta was born. They then moved to Monte Lake, BC, Williams Lake, BC and finally ended up in Nelson, BC where Bob was employed in the lumber industry. They built and operated the Nelson A&W for 25 years in which Doris was involved. In Nelson before managing the A&W Doris worked for Laurentide Finance, Mountain Finance Inland and Natural Gas. She retired with her husband in 1989 and lived on the North Shore until Bob’s death in 2010. She then moved to town, Silver Bay, Lakeside and finally to Mountain Lakes Seniors Community where she resided until her death.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 2nd, 2015 at 1:00pm at the Bethel Christian Centre, 623 Gordon Road, Nelson, BC.
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Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.