Gowanda - Elizabeth Allen, a lifelong resident of Gowanda, NY, passed away Tuesday (June 25, 2013) at the Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center after a long illness.
Born May 24, 1928 in Gowanda she was the daughter of John and Helen Witt Coudrey.
Mrs. Allen was a graduate of Gowanda High School and was first employed at the Gowanda State Hospital. She then drove a school bus for the Gowanda Bus Service for several years. She continued her employment with New York State as a therapy aide for the J.N. Adam Development Center until her retirement.
She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Gowanda and was a member of the Gowanda Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for over sixty years. She also was a member of the Gowanda American Legion Auxiliary, the VFW Auxiliary, the Women of the Moose and the Slovenian Club of Gowanda.
Surviving are one son, John (Karen) Coudrey of Gowanda; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one brother, Bob (Nancy) Coudrey of Gowanda; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a son, Kenneth Coudrey; two grandsons, Kenneth Coudrey, Jr. and Jacob Coudrey; two brothers, Albert "Jack" Coudrey and John Albert Coudrey, Jr.; and two sisters, June Troutman and Pearl Coudrey.
The family will gather for a memorial visitation at the Mentley Funeral Home, Inc. 105 E. Main St. Gowanda on Saturday (June 29, 2013) from 6-7p.m. at which time a memorial service will be held. Rev. Sue Hodges, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Gowanda.
Memorials may be made to the Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 100 Miller St. Gowanda, NY 14070.