Tessa Mae <I>Johnson</I> Allen

Tessa Mae Johnson Allen

Boulder Creek, Santa Cruz County, California, USA
Death 4 Jul 2002 (aged 84)
La Jolla, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Plot O 0 3467
Memorial ID 77317648 · View Source
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Tess Allen was my aunt, my dad's younger sister. She was a favorite aunt. She was a teen ager when I was very young, and was a great playmate. Then she was my "advisor" when I was a teen ager. My younger granddaughter is named after her. The entire family loved Aunt Tess.
Born on her parents' cattle, sheep, and orchard ranch near Boulder Creek CA, she was the youngest child of four, having three older brothers. The family moved often. She went to grade school in Urbana Illinois, junior high in Rockford Illinois, high school in Berkeley California, then college at UC Berkeley, graduating in 1940, as a physical education major. She taught girls' PE at Merced CA High School. From there she went to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to create the women's PE Department for the University of Alberta. Next, after getting her PhD at USC in Los Angeles, she joined the San Diego School District as a counselor.
Tess married Percy Allen, principal of San Diego's Hoover High School in 1958. They lived in La Jolla. They had one son, Robert Ernest Allen.
Tess retired from the San Diego School District. She became a widow in 1979 and continued to live in La Jolla. She enjoyed water color painting, traveling, fishing in Mexico, and keeping in touch with family.

Bio by: Nancy Sicotte

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This transcription must be on Percy Allen's side of the monument. I presume that his name and information is on the reverse side of Tess' stone, because her name does not include her married surname, Allen.

Gravesite Details WIFE OF PERCY T ALLEN

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  • Maintained by: Nancy Sicotte
  • Originally Created by: Marvin & Samme Templin
  • Added: 29 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 77317648
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tessa Mae Johnson Allen (27 Feb 1918–4 Jul 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77317648, citing Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by Nancy Sicotte (contributor 46626146) .