LOUISE N. ALLEN

Posted March 02, 2010, at 7:18 p.m.

SPOKANE, Wash. – Louise N. Allen, 89, passed away Feb. 28, 2010, at Avalon Care Center, Northpointe, Spokane, Wash. She was born May 7, 1920, in Milo, the daughter of William and Gertrude (Soper) Newman, and grew up in Bangor. She married her beloved husband, Clinton Wright Allen, Oct. 14, 1944, in Camp Roberts, Calif. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyolke College, Louise became a laboratory technician at Jackson Lab, Bar Harbor. After moving to Ann Arbor, Mich., Louise worked at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and also was a member of First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor and P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter BR. She contributed her time to Motor Meals, as well. She was a lifelong resident of Ann Arbor, Mich., having spent nine years, until recently, at Sunrise Assisted Living on Plymouth Road. Louise loved to play games, spend time with her family and volunteer at the First Congregational Church which she did for many years with her beloved husband. Louise is survived by her children, Clinton W. Allen Jr. of Denver, Dorothy Allen Birkhead of Houston, Texas, Arthur N. and Martha Allen, of Spokane, Wash., and Douglas W. and Beth Allen, of Farmington; her grandchildren, Timothy M. Allen, Tanya C. and T.J. Avery, Clinton A. and Michelle Birkhead, Katie L. and Erick West, Stephanie P. and Jeff Sandner, Derrick J. Allen, Gregory D. Allen, Mark Whitaker Allen, Meredith C. Allen, Morgan K. Allen, and Hannah L. Allen; her great-grandchildren, Lynnae M. Snyder, Emily L. West, Henry J. Avery, Sara E. West, Peyton Sandner and Michael A. Avery; and her brother, Frederick Soper Newman of Naples, Fla. She was predeceased by her husband, her parents; her brother, William Newman and his wife, Ruth Newman; and her sister-in-law, Althea Newman. Visitation will take place 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 5, at Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Ann Arbor, Mich. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor, with the Rev. Robert Livingston and the Rev. Terry Smith, presiding. Louise’s final place of rest will be at Washtenong Memorial Park, Ann Arbor, Mich. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First Congregational Church, 608 E. William St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 or P.E.O. Sisterhood, care of Chapter BR, 691 Sciomeadow Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.

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