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Rosemary Allenby

February 16, 1924 - November 24, 2020

Rosemary  AllenbyRosemary  AllenbyRosemary (LaPaze) Allenby was born in Struthers Ohio. She came to Oregon via the US Navy on VJ Day in 1945 as a WAV stationed at Tillamook. As an air traffic controller, Rosemary could be found in Hanger B or the tower, flagging aircraft into Astoria from their carriers at the end of WWII. It is there she met her husband of more than 50 years, the late Samuel Allenby, a Marine Guard.
She was retired from US Agriculture Department and became a Volunteer for Oregon visitor services. She was recognized for her length and quality of service for her volunteer work as well as her work for the Federal Government and received a commendation from the President for her contribution to public service.
Rosemary enjoyed traveling, golfing, camping and RVing, spending time with 7 siblings, and of course, raising her family of 5.
Preceding Rosemary in death are her husband Sam, her beloved sisters Pat [Nelson] and Joann, and devoted brothers Jim, Dicky and David, and grandson Joshua Allenby.
She is survived by brother and his spouse, Bill and Betty LaPaze, and brother Tom LaPaze, children Patricia Kincaid, Karen, David, and Marc Allenby, Bill and his wife Terre Allenby. She had 9 surviving grandchildren: Michelle, Christine, Margaret, Alexandria, Melanie, Maegan, Crystal, Ashley and Chris, as well as 23 great grandchildren. She had many generations of nephews and nieces from both the LaPaze and Allenby side of her family. She will be fondly remembered by many extended family members that love her dearly and will miss her greatly.
One family member remembers: “a visit from Rosemary was a big deal. Why? Because Rosemary met us where we were. She included everyone and was unkind to no one. You felt special around her. That was her great gift…and she gave it constantly and courageously to those she loved.”
Her brothers Tom and Bill both felt, “She left this life like she lived it: with Class.
A public Memorial service will be held in the future, when safe.


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May she Rest In Peace. 

Very sorry to see Rosemary pass. She was a great lady and always nice and kind to everybody. Her words of advice will be missed. Condolences to all of her family

Rosemary & Sam always treated me like I was part of the family, I love them & will miss them very much. Ill treasure the holidays & family gatherings for ever. Thank you Rosemary.

My condolence to the Allenby family.
In 1975, my sister and I, immigrated to the USA from Iran. Although we did not have any family here, 
on November of 1978 Mrs. Allenby became like my mom and gave me a beautiful wedding shower which I am grateful. We lost a beautiful soul. 
Rosemary, Rest In Peace.  

Love you Grandma!

Rosemary will be greatly missed, I always loved the fact that she treated me like a daughter, always had a smile and a hug. I always said she was a classy lady she treated every one the same always had a smile.   I loved listening to her talk about the travels her and Sam  took the places they saw the family and people they met . I could go on and about Rosemary I-have so many good years of memories Rest In Peace dear lady tell Sam Hi I’m sure you will both be off on new travels. Much love Bobbi