|Birth: ||Mar. 14, 1977|
San Diego County
|Death: ||Aug. 25, 2004|
Adria Allen passed away on August 25, 2004 at the age of twenty-seven from injuries sustained in a sky diving accident. Words cannot convey the depth of who she was or how much she will be missed. A genuine free spirit, Adria lived life to its fullest. She did not suffer fools or accept anything less than total honesty from others. Her drumbeat was distinct and it was her own. Adria knew clearly who she was, and the things that were important to her. At an early age, she set a course of achievement for herself that demanded great drive. Her commitment to an unbending set of principles was evident in all she did. She lived her life with total integrity, honesty and courage and pursued that which she loved with passion and fearlessness. She was a deep and devoted friend to many. Skydiving was her passion. She was happiest when hurtling through bright blue skies with a big smile on her face. In her short career, she performed over 1000 jumps and achieved a Masters certification. In early 2004, she formed, "Team Perigee, Inc." along with three other skydivers and recently received sponsorship support. Adria was in training for National competition in Perris, California, at the time of her death.
Born March 14, 1977, in San Diego, Adria was a cheerleader at University of San Diego High School and graduated with honors in 1995. She graduated from UCLA in Los Angeles in three and one half years with the class of 2000 and was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Adria then continued her studies at Northwestern School of Law in Chicago. After graduation, Adria returned to San Diego where she passed the California Bar Exam in 2003. Adria practiced law at Best, Best & Krieger for 2 years and recently accepted a position with the law firm of McKenna Long & Aldridge.
Adria is survived by her parents, Howard Allen of San Diego and JoAnn Allen of Del Mar; grandfather, Joe Yoshioka of Chula Vista; grandmother, Marjorie Allen Shulz of Roswell N.M.; aunts, Adele Yoshioka of Los Angeles and Ann Allen Ray of Roswell, N.M.; cousins, J.R. Allen of Dallas, TX and Todd, Rosalind and Mackenzie Allen of Los Angeles, as well as the long list of those lucky enough to be called her friend.
A Memorial service in celebration of Adria will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday August 31st at Glen Abbey Memorial Park, 3838 Bonita Road, Bonita CA 91902 in the Chapel of the Roses. Please call (619) 498-4600 for directions. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Mama's Kitchen, Adria's favorite charity or to a charity of their choice.
March 14, 1977 ~ August 25, 2004
Glen Abbey Memorial Park
San Diego County
Plot: Lot 5, Section 157, Block 42
Created by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
Record added: May 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89463152