Doris B. Allenson passed away peacefully on May 14, 2013, at Lutheran Rehabilitation Care Facility, where she has been a resident since April 2010.
Doris was born on Nov. 28, 1917, to Horace and Augusta Butts in Jamestown, N.Y.
She was a 1935 graduate of Jamestown High School. She worked as a secretary until her marriage to Ralph A. Allenson on June 29, 1939. Together they raised three children. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Doris B. Allenson
She stayed at home when her children were young, and enjoyed many hobbies. In 1953, she helped form the West Side Antique Club which continued to meet until 1998. She volunteered at Jamestown General Hospital for many years as a "gray lady."
In 1965, Doris and Ralph moved to Rochester, N.Y., and returned to Jamestown after one year. Then, together, they began building their dream home on Palm Road. Their home became the family gathering place, where the entire family en-joyed many happy times. Doris lived there until she became a resident at Lutheran at age 92. Also upon her return to Jamestown, Doris became administrative secretary to nursing service at WCA Hospital, a position she held for 20 years. She was a longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Doris was preceded in passing by her parents; her husband, Ralph A. Allenson; a son, David R. Allenson; a sister, Genevieve Mattson; and a brother, James A. Butts.
She is survived by her son, Stephen P. Allenson (Janie) of Santa Maria, Calif.; her daughter, Susan C. Carlson (Cliff) of Jamestown; and her grandchildren: Cynthia S. Rodgers (Kevin) and Lisa C. Carlson, both of Jamestown, Michael D. Allenson (Lisa) of Bemus Point, Todd D. Allenson (Bev) of Louisville, Colo., Mathew S. Allenson (Jennifer) of Napa, Calif., Michael G. Loso (Karen) of Anchorage, Alaska, and Mark A. Loso (Linda) of Stockholm, Sweden. She had 11 great-grandchildren: Aidan and Collin Rodgers of Jamestown, Meghan and Christopher Allenson of Bemus Point, Ethan, Tyler and Ryan Allenson of Napa, Calif., Evan and Ryan Allenson of Louisville, Colo., and Harlan and Ruby Sue Loso of Anchorage, Alaska.
A memorial service will be held at Christ Chapel of the Lutheran Retirement Home, 715 Falconer St., Jamestown, N.Y., on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at 7 p.m. Family will receive friends one half-hour before the service and for one hour following the service in the chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jamestown Audubon Society, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, NY 14701 or a charity of one's choice.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Doris at www.lindfuneralhome.com.