|Birth: ||Aug. 23, 1928|
|Death: ||Dec. 23, 2013|
Marilynne Elizabeth Allen, of Patterson, died peacefully in her sleep at Doctors Medical Center from complications resulting from a recent hip fracture.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late John Francis Ballinger and Mary Brown Nourse Ballinger.
After high school Marilynne attended the University of Chicago, Illinois State and earned her M.S. degree at San Francisco State University.
She was a Downey High School physical education teacher for seven years before getting married and becoming a full time homemaker.
Marilynne served many years on the Patterson Unified School District Board of Trustees. She was also actively involved in many community organizations such as PRIDE, Patterson Garden Club, and Patterson Friends of the Library.
Marilynne is preceded in death by her husband Allister Albert Allen and leaves behind three children, Carrie Silveira (John) of Hilmar, Lisa Balucas (Ernie) of Fresno, and Carter Allen (Judy) of Patterson, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one sister Lourania Price of Danville.
Services and burial will be private.
Memorials may be made to: PRIDE (Patterson Recognizing Individuals Determined to Excel), P.O. Box 1543, Patterson, CA 95363 or Patterson Friends of the Library, c/o Patterson Library, 46 N. Salado Ave., Patterson, CA 95363.
Services conducted by Hillview Funeral Chapel, Patterson.
Published in the Modesto Bee on Dec. 29, 2013
Created by: Toni
Record added: Dec 30, 2013
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