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Marie Elsie Tennent Allen

Marie Elsie Tennent Allen

Marie Elsie Tennent Allen passed away on April 22, 2006 in Medford, Ore. She was 98 years old. Marie was born in Ansley, Nebr. to George Rufas and Kathleen Barr.

In 1929 Marie met and married Charles Tennent. They moved to Oregon in 1936. When they moved to the Medford area they purchased a barber shop which is still in operation on East Main Street. They were married 38 years before Charles passed away. They had one son, Dean who passed away from leukemia when he was 13.

In 1975 Marie married Henry Allen. They were married 13 years before Henry died.

Throughout Marie's life she worked as a telephone operator, furniture refinisher, sales clerk at Montgomery Wards in Medford for 25 years in the boy's and men's department, clerk at Mode-O-Day and as an employee of Rogue Valley Medical Center until she was 88.

Marie was preceded in death by her sisters Beulah, Lucy and Vera and brothers George and Harry.

Aunt Marie was a friend to everyone. Her beautiful red hair and great smile lit up every room she entered. She knew no strangers and would always take the time to catch up on old times. If she knew someone who had a need, she would fill that need. If we needed advice we would go to Aunt Marie. She had a great memory for facts and figures and never forgot a date.

She taught us things that will always be part of our lives. Integrity, honesty, hard work, kindness ..... and the love of Baseball.

Graveside services will be May 6 at 10:00 A.M. at Memory Gardens on Arnold Lane in Medford. Following the graveside service will be a Life Celebration at 3084 Cody Street in Medford. Everyone is invited.

Marie Elsie Tennent Allen