Wedding – Brown-Allen |

Wedding – Brown-Allen

Life partners Phoebe Ann Brown and Christine Rose Allen, both of Grass Valley, were married Feb. 16 at City Hall in San Francisco. The ceremony was officiated by a city of San Francisco deputy. The couple plans a second commitment ceremony on the occasion of their 20th anniversary in October 2005.

Ms. Brown is the daughter of Kenneth Ogden Brown and Phoebe Taylor Brown, both deceased. She is a graduate of California State University at Hayward and works for the State of California Department of Aging.

Ms. Allen is the daughter of Dorothy Conard Allen of La Selva Beach and Walter William Allen, deceased. She is a graduate of Encinal High School and the College of Alameda. Ms. Brown is co-founder of Out on the Island in Alameda. She is a writer.

The couple’s marriage was witnessed by daughters Asia Gard and Kalie Sanjiyan, foster daughter Christina Blackwell, granddaughter Reema Allen, and close family friends Sherry Stoll and Debra Arbuckle.

After the ceremony, the couple celebrated with family and friends at a candle-light buffet reception in Fairfax hosted by Ms. Allen’s sister, Victoria Allen, and her partner, Bernadette Green.

The couple lives and works in Grass Valley.

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