Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Doris Jeannette Allen Memorial
Doris Jeannette Allen Memorial

Doris Jeannette Allen

Doris Jeannette Allen

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Doris Jeannette Allen passed away at her home in Sedro-Woolley on her birthday, April 9, 2016. She was 103 years of age.
Doris was achaten-suisse.com born on April 9, 1913 in Sterling, Washington, just west of Sedro-Woolley, the daughter of Whetzel & Florence (Miller) Dreyer. She was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating valedictorian of her class in 1930.
On June 10, 1933, she was united in marriage to Dutee Allen and they made their first home in Port Angeles, Washington, later moving back to the valley.
Dutee passed away in 1951 and she became a working mom. One of her first jobs was as a cook at the Memorial Hospital in Sedro-Woolley (now State Street High School). She took night classes to gain office skills and worked for the U.S. Civil Service at Pier 91 for many years before returning to Sedro-Woolley.
In retirement she found much satisfaction volunteering at United General Hospital’s gift shop (29 years). Besides volunteering at the gift shop, she made many of the handmade items she sold, ie. baby blankets, sweater sets, embroidered pillowcases and numerous handmade tree ornaments at Christmas time. For family members she made numerous afghans, doilies and other handcrafted items.
Doris is survived by her daughter, Eileen Beitler and husband John; daughter-in-law, Lorene Allen, all of Burlington; grandchildren, Terry & Lisa Beitler, of Burlington, Gerry (Rusty) and Shawn Becker of Springfield, OR; Mike Allen, of Arlington, TX and Cindy Lou Allen of Burlington; also several great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Dutee, son, Floyd Allen, a granddaughter, Peggy Beitler Terrell, and brother & sister-in-law, Harry & Margie Dreyer.
Remembrances are suggested to the Sedro-Woolley Alumni & Schools Foundation, PO Box 509, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284, or, Hospice of the Northwest, 227 Freeway Drive, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.
Cremation and service arrangements are under the Direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro- Woolley.


  • Penney C Holman

    I worked with Doris for many years at United General Hospital. She was always cheerful and helpful. She was a devoted volunteer who always went above and beyond. Her years in the gift shop brightened many, visitors and staff. She will be remembered for her smiles and devotion to the hospital.

  • Cindy McKeon (Warren)

    Terry, Eileen and Lorene ~ My heartfelt sympathy to you and your families. Doris was such a special lady and I sincerely enjoyed the time I got to visit with her while she was volunteering at United General. She will be deeply miss by all, she touched the lives of so many. In my thoughts and prayers you remain. Cindy McKeon (Warren)