In Loving Memory of Cathleen Allen: 1950-2021


Cathleen Marie (Roberts) Allen, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. She was born Nov. 26, 1950 to Donald Roberts and Beatrice Petterson. 

She was involved with MG Support, which is a group of caring and motivated support workers, looking to offer a personal touch to those with myasthenia gravis. She also worked with handicapped children, was an avid book reader and enjoyed craft projects. Cathleen was very strong willed. Her and her sister Sandra climbed up to Hurricane Ridge. Because of her ailment, the climb became very challenging and she finished the climb on her hands and knees. Once she made it to the top of the ridge everyone clapped for her. 

Cathleen married Roger Allen in Fort Ord, California, on July 12, 1969, and they were happily married for 52 years. During their marriage, they traveled the world including Germany and Italy while Roger was in the U.S. Army which he retired from on Sept. 30, 1987, with honorable service. After retirement from the Army they settled in Centralia, Washington, around the year 2000. 

Survivors include her husband Roger Allen, son Kenneth L. Allen, mother Beatrice Petterson, sister Sandra Penrod, brother-in-law Kenneth Allen and niece Dana (Erik) Moon. 

She is preceded in death by her father Donald Roberts, and in-laws Herbert and Nera Allen. 

Memorial donations can be made to Myasthenia Gravis cancer research.


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