Mildred “Millie” A. Allen died Aug. 12.

She will be buried next to her husband, Ed Allen, in Paso Robles.

Mrs. Allen was born May 4, 1917, in Edna to George Peter and Erma (Poletti) Christensen. She graduated from San Luis Obispo High School and married William J. Moore. They had three children, Colleen, James, and Rosann. On Sept. 19, 1959, Millie married the love of her life, Joseph “Ed” Allen.

Millie worked at Atascadero State Hospital, and was a secretary for Lompoc Unified School District. Upon retirement, she and Ed relocated to Paso Robles to become “worm farmers.” She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Paso Robles and Retired School Employees Association.

Millie and Ed enjoyed spending time at the family property at Bee Rock, near Lake Nacimiento, hosting family and friends. They were avid San Francisco 49ers fans and enjoyed bowling and playing cribbage, hearts, pinochle and canasta. Millie enjoyed watching NASCAR, and her favorite driver was Jeff Gordon. She was the life of the party on Kimberly Drive, where she lived for many years after Ed died, until 2006 when she relocated to Grass Valley to be closer to family.

The family wishes to thank to the loving and caring staff of Highgate Senior Living (especially Sue Rubin and Carol Sanders), without whom Millie’s life would not have been as full over the last 18 months; and “the rose man,” Michael Smallwood from Hospice, who helped Millie and all of us over the last months.

Millie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James and Susie Moore of Monroe, Wash.; daughter and son-in-law, Rosann and John Mackey of Grass Valley; foster daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and John Wayne of Huntington Beach; grandchildren Wendy Barker, Lisa Binder, Mark DeMorales, Mitch DeMorales, Jerry Kendall, Michael Kendall, Shannon Liberio, Jason Mackey, Jeff Mackey, Joey Mackey, Brian Moore, Brandi Moore, Ryan Moore, Julia Moreno, James Wayne and Christy Wylde; numerous great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ed; grandson, Patrick Moore, and daughter, Colleen Taylor.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, Foothills House of Hospitality, Loaves & Fishes through St. James Episcopal Church, the Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California or a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley.

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