Obituary: Lillian Irene Allen
Lillian Irene Allen passed into Heaven on June 27, 2011, in Prescott Valley, Ariz. She was 82 years old. Lil was born on Feb. 12, 1929, to Karl and Martha Schurter in Myrtle Point, Ore. The family moved to Glendale, Ariz., when she was a child.
Lil graduated from Glendale Union High School and Lamson Business College
in Phoenix. She worked as a bookkeeper at the Valley National Bank (now Chase Bank) in Glendale.
Lil married Charles Lee Allen on May 28, 1948. They recently celebrated their 63rd anniversary. The couple later owned The Valley Printers in
Glendale and worked together until 1978 when they sold the business. They built a home and moved to Prescott Valley in 1990. Lil enjoyed community activities and volunteer work. While living in
Glendale, she was active in the Women's Auxiliary of the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department. In Prescott Valley, she was a member of the Garden Club, Litter Lifters, Meals on Wheels and was an officer in the TOPS Chapter. She also was an election poll worker. Lil was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed camping, rock collecting, traveling, her poodles, her pet raccoon and flower gardening. She was especially proud of her iris beds.
Lil was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Marion Lamb and Ann Harman, and brother Karl Schurter. She is survived by her husband; daughters Laurie (Bill) Stafford of Lake Montezuma, Ariz., and Konni Allen of Camp Verde, Ariz.; her sister Caroline Johnson of Gilbert, Ariz.; her grandchildren Zach (Crystal) Stafford of Kaneohe, Hawaii, Keli Stafford of Lake Montezuma, Ariz., Kristi (Pierre) Mulcaire of Rimrock, Ariz., and Lisa (Ivan) Oothoudt of Camp Verde; and eight great-grandchildren, Lily Bea, Savannah Stafford, Dario Stafford-Jones, Thor and Page Oothoudt, Aubrey, McKenzie and Brynna Mulcaire.
A special thanks to Nurse's Network, Hospice Family Care and Autumn Seasons Assisted Living for the exceptional care provided to Lil and her family.
A memorial will be 2 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2011, at Sunrise Funeral Home
Chapel, 8167 E. Highway 69, Prescott Valley, Ariz.
Arrangements by Heritage Memory Mortuary. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's or the Parkinson's Associations.
Information provided by survivors.
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