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Deborah M. Allen

Posted By Hall-Wynne On November 3, 2011 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Deborah Mortensen Allen, age 57, died Thursday evening, November 3, at the Hospice of Wake County care facility in Raleigh in the presence of her loving husband of 30 years.

Deborah was born in Danbury, CT to the late Dana and Delores LaValley Mortensen on November 23, 1953. She was a graduate of Southampton College and later served in the U.S. Army.

Deborah was an artist all her life and promoted art in Franklin County where she had lived since 1982. From 1996 onward, she sold art through TC Allen Company, which she founded and owned. She was the best mother any child could have asked for. Faithful and devoted to her husband, she was the best wife a man could have; truly the good wife of Proverbs. Her art, optimism, cheerfulness, personality, character, dreams, love, care, wisdom, brilliant ideas and faithfulness will be missed by all. To know her was to love her. She was the captain who steered her ship safely through troubled waters. “As long as there is someone alive who loves you, you will never die.”

Deborah is survived by her loving and devoted husband of nearly 30 years, Thomas Coley Allen, II of Franklinton; her children: Thomas Coley Allen, III, also of Franklinton; James Alston Allen of Philadelphia, PA; and Patricia Ann Allen of Greensboro, NC; her sister, Karen Lyons of Seattle, WA; her brothers, Dana Mortensen, Jr. of Niceville, FL; Duane Mortensen and Alan Mortensen, both of Seattle, WA; and her grandchildren, Summer Allen and Autumn Allen of White Level, NC

A memorial service will be held 2:30 PM Saturday, November 12, 2011 from the Franklinton Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 504 E. Mason St., in Franklinton. The Reverend Samuel Williams will officiate.

Friends may visit one hour prior to the service from 1:30 to 2:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Franklin County Arts Council, P.O. Box 758, Louisburg, NC 27549.

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Condolences for the family of “Deborah M. Allen”

Condolence from Brooks Pearce on November 9th, 2011 12:00 am

Our Prayers are with the family at this time.
I appreciate the example she set as a Mother, Wife and Friend.
I pray God will extend his love, Grace and Mercy on the family at this time.

Condolence from Frank and Joyce Olafson on November 9th, 2011 12:00 am

Our sincere condolences to the Allen family. May God comfort your hearts. We have fond memories of Debbie; she indeed was a dear Christian lady with a wonderful testimony. What joy it is to know we will see her again.

Condolence from Pam Vivian on November 10th, 2011 12:00 am

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Condolence from Cherie LaValley-Hudak on November 14th, 2011 12:00 am

Deb and I just recently reconnected via e-mail. As small children we spent a good amount of time together, being cousins of the same age in a large family. Deb was always a cheerful, kind, fun person to be around. Her love of nature and animals was something we both shared. I remember spending time with her in Danbury, CT, when we were no more than 4 or 5 years old. Aunt Noni, Deb’s mom, covered a large picnic table with butcher’s paper and supplied us with finger paints. What a good time we had. Even then she was very talented. I remember spending the summer in California with Deb and her family when we were teenagers. She shared her room and her many pets with me. It was a wonderful summer. My memories of Deb will never fade. I know I will see Deb again someday. Until then, I will miss her. God Bless. Cousin, Sissie

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