|Birth: ||Nov. 2, 1915|
|Death: ||Feb. 4, 1994|
Anchorage Daily News February 7, 1994
Longtime Anchorage resident Margaret Burrell Allan, 78, died Feb. 4 at Providence Hospital. A memorial service was held at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, downtown, with the Rev. Ron Martinson of Central Lutheran Church officiating.
Mrs. Allan was born Nov. 2, 1915, in Middletown, Ohio, a community her grandfather had helped found. An avid lover of books, she was a distinguished alumnus of Pamona College in Clairemont, Calif. She worked for 20 years as research librarian for Howard Hughes of Hughes Aircraft, including the period when he produced the famous "Spruce Goose" airplane. Mrs. Allan's work as a civilian employee of the U.S. Air Force took her to Fairbanks in 1959. During the 1960s and '70s, she was a medical librarian at Elmendorf Air Force Base. She met her husband, Harry, in Fairbanks when her car broke down and he stopped and offered help. They were married in 1961. After retirement from government service, Mrs. Allan volunteered her expertise at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art. She received special recognition for the cataloging of Ward Well's extensive photo collection of early Anchorage. An accomplished photographer, dedicated stamp enthusiast, and frequent world traveler, Mrs. Allan explored Scotland by car and cruised the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, visiting several continents. Mrs. Allan was preceded in death by her husband, Harry, and by her parents, William and Lucie Armstrong-Burrell.
She is survived by her sister, Shirley Thomforde of Durham, N.Y., and cousins in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Mrs. Allan was buried in the Burrell family plot in Hayesville- Vermillion Cemetery in Ohio. Arrangements were handled by Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Downtown.
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