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Marin Independent Journal
September 30, 2001

Catherine Forbes Allen

Age 81, died at her home in Terra Linda on September 25, 2001 after a lengthy illness. Born in Spokane, Washington to Margaret and Alexander Forbes, she was one of five children. Mrs. Allen grew up and was educated in Spokane, Washington, and in 1941 married Bertran Allen. The couple were parents of four children--Susan, David, Barbara and Sally and settled in Mill Valley in 1958 after Mr. Allen's retirement from the military. The family had previously lived in Japan, Texas, Germany and Arizona. They moved to Terra Linda in 1963.

Her husband Bertran, and daughters Barbera McGuire Allen, Sally Allen and grandson David Farrell, preceded Mrs. Allen in death. One daughter, Susan Forrest-Brennan of Sausalito, and son, David Allen of Terra Linda survive her. She is also survived by her brother Gordon Forbes of Laguna Beach, three grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

There will be a private family ceremony to honor her long and varied life.

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