Lemley Chapel
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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Jilene (Jill) Allen Memorial
Jilene (Jill) Allen Memorial

Jilene (Jill) Allen

Jilene (Jill) Allen

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

Jilene (Jill) Allen passed away after a long battle with breast cancer on Sunday, November 1, 2020, in her beautiful home in Sedro-Woolley at the age of 68, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on February 16, 1952 in Mount Vernon to her parents, Wilson (Jim) and Phyllis Wylie. She was raised on her family’s dairy farm on Fir Island.

She married Glenn Allen on November 23rd, 1991.

Jill loved gardening, vacationing in Mexico, cooking, and playing with her grandchildren. She was a lifelong and devout member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ. In her younger years she traveled and trained race horses, drove school bus for Conway, and retired driving Dial-a-Ride for Skagit Transit.

Jill is survived by her husband, Glenn; daughter, Sara (Mat) Gillis; son, Glenn Allen IV, son, Jon (Tracey) Wallace; daughter, Ellen (Eddie) Hankins, daughter Justine (Ryan) Morgan; sister, Marcie (Larry) Labo; brother, Curt Wylie; 11 grandchildren; lifelong best friend, Bonnie Craig.  She was preceded by her parents, Jim and Phyllis Wylie.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Skagit Oncology, and appreciate the support and care provided by Hospice of the Northwest.

A private service will be held at a later date. Share your memories of Jill and sign the online guest register.


  • Kitty "Miss Kitty" Pederson

    Jill Bean,
    I always felt safe having you parked next to my bus. The competitions we had out doing each other cleaning; discussions about whose route was dirtier. You had similar farm roads so that was always a wash.
    I was always glad to see you at the Steak Fry dinners; or on your Dial a Ride bus driving around the valley. Your passengers from Conway school and SkAT had a stupendous driver behind the wheel.
    Blessings to your family, take care Glenn
    Miss Kitty

  • Debbie Stafford

    Dear Glenn & family.
    I’m so sorry for your loss. May the good Lord watch over all of you and help you during this time of sorrow.
    God bless

  • Bernie & Chuck Steele

    Glenn & family, we are so sorry for your loss. We are lucky to have gotten to know you and Jill a bit. Words are inadequate.

  • Leona Berg

    Jill was a wonderful neighbor and friend to us… what a kind soul… I feel like you live in all of us. Guiding us to be sweet, kind and gentle … thank you for the gifts you gave us on earth… and continue to give from heaven!
    With love and hugs from Rod, Leona Berg and our children.

  • Toni Bateman

    Jill and I share 3 beautiful grandchildren and I couldn’t have been more blessed to be teamed with such a fun, gracious, loving lady. I’m not only grateful for her love and influence in my son’s life, but that her love extended to his family. Through weddings, births, parties, football and the like, it was always fun to be together. She fought a gallant fight and her life was one of hope and inspiration to others.
    Until we meet on the other side….

    My heartfelt sympathy and love to all of the family.

  • Katy Carter

    Our prayers are with you Glenn. Look forward to seeing you soon at the park.
    Sincerely, Katy and Diane

  • Mark Ruppert

    Rest In Peace sweet Jill. You were my late wife’s (Suzy Ruppert) treasured cousin. She loved growing up with you.
    My heartfelt condolences to Marci , Curt & Glenn. She was a good and kind person.
    Sincerely; Mark Ruppert

  • Kendra Wilson

    You were loved by so many mama Jill. Thank you for always putting up with our shenanigans 😉 I’ll never forget the sound of your voice. I know you’ll be watching over your family always. 💜

  • Carolyn Russell

    So sorry to be this. She was a very special woman and a joy to work with. She will be greatly missed!

  • Melanie Wells

    Jill was one of the nicest ladies I have ever met. I really miss the good times of driving school bus in Conway. So sorry to the family and may she rest in peace.