Joan C. Allison

Friday, July 8, 2016
Joan C. Allison

Joan C. Allison, age 81, of Glenns Ferry, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016, at Poplar Grove Assisted Living, in Glenns Ferry. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 A.M., on Friday, July 15, 2016, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in Glenns Ferry. Inurnment will follow at Glenn Rest Cemetery, in Glenns Ferry. Cremation was under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home.

Joan was born in Johnson, Washington, on July 22, 1934. Her father was killed in a hunting accident before Joan was born. In 1948, she and her mother moved to Pullman, Washington where she stayed until 1952 and then they moved to LaGrande where she finished School. She went to Eastern Oregon College in LaGrande to become a teacher. Upon graduation she moved to Boise.

Joan then accepted a job in Glenns Ferry as a first grade teacher. She met her future husband Curtis in 1962 and they married in 1964. She went back to school in 1966 every summer for seven years and in 1973 graduated from Oregon State with a Master's Degree in Elementary Education. Joan taught school until 1976 when she retired. She and her husband traveled some, always returning to Glenns Ferry.

In 2002, Joan returned to teaching by volunteering with the First grade and Head Start helping the kids with their reading. Her favorite saying was "They don't fire volunteers."

Joan is survived by her cousin Ellen Brewer of Pullman, Washington and all her many friends in Glenns Ferry and the surrounding areas.

Donations in Joan's name can be sent to the Three Island Senior Center, P.O. Box 263, Glenns Ferry, ID 83623, or the Glenns Ferry Public Library, P.O. Box 910, Glenns Ferry, ID 83623.