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Dorothy C Allison

January 15, 1926 April 4, 2019
Dorothy C Allison
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Obituary for Dorothy C Allison

Jan. 15, 1926-April 4, 2019
Dorothy Colene Alvey Allison went home to our Savior on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at the age of 93. Dorothy was born in Centralia, Missouri to parents Lawrence and Susie Alvey. She was the beloved sister of Harry and Pat Alvey. She was trained as a registered nurse at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. After working and saving her money in Moberly, Missouri, she moved to Honolulu where she worked as an operating room nurse. She continued nursing on a Hawaiian sugarcane plantation and then on Palmyra Island, where she was the only medical worker on the island. Following her Pacific island adventures, Dorothy received further medical training at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Her studies certified her to become a nurse anesthetist. She joined the Air Force and was stationed at Travis Air Force Base in California where she met and married the love of her life, David E. Allison. They were married forty nine years and raised five children: David, Sue, Donald, Nancy, and Marianne. The couple lived with their children in various places on the West Coast including San Francisco, San Mateo, Modesto, and El Cajon California, and in Gresham, Oregon. While living in these places, Dorothy was an active volunteer in the community and served as a PTA president. She started an afterschool program at the local elementary school, volunteered for the State Board of Adoption, taught Sunday School, sang in church choir, and was a deacon and an elder in various Presbyterian Churches. Following David’s death in 2003, Dorothy moved to Princeton, New Jersey to live with her daughter, Nancy, her husband, Gordon, and their three children, Peter, Charissa, and Anna. In her retirement, she volunteered for extended periods at the Mar Elias Educational Institutions in Ibillin, Israel, supporting peacemaking efforts between Christians, Muslims, Jews, and Druze
through education. Dorothy was a person of deep faith, with many gifts and interests. She enjoyed traveling all over the world, watching golf, shooting archery, painting, calligraphy, singing, reading, and filling out crossword puzzles, but spelling the words backwards. Dorothy is predeceased by her parents, her brothers, and her husband. She is survived by her loving family members: Dave Allison, (Leslie), Braden, Camden and Katie; Sue Riggle, (Rick), Cassie, Jonathan, Maddie, John, and Ainsley; Donald Allison and Kasey; Nancy Mikoski, (Gordon), Peter, Charissa, and Anna; Marianne Schaffer, (Brian) and Kylee. Dorothy’s memorial service will be held at Pennington Presbyterian Church, 13 South Main Street, Pennington, New Jersey, on Sunday, June 9th at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pennington Presbyterian Church or to Pilgrims of Ibillin (Pilgrims of Ibillin ℅ Jitasa, 1750 W. Front St, Suite 200, Boise, ID 83702). “In life and in death, we belong to God.” Arrangements are by the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, 2560 Pennington Road, Pennington. Condolences are welcome at

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2:00 PM 6/9/2019 2:00:00 PM
Pennington Presbyterian Church

13 S. Main Street
Pennington, NJ 08534

Pennington Presbyterian Church
13 S. Main Street Pennington 08534 NJ
United States

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