Barbara Alice (Byron) Allen

AUGUSTA – Barbara Alice (Byron) Allen went with the angels on Oct. 23, 2021, three days prior to her 77th birthday. She was the daughter of Earl Byron and Inez Porter of Peru.

She was a cancer survivor, but the scars remaining became too hard to bear.

She was married to Finley F. Allen for 57 years and raised five children. She worked as a supervisor at Liberty Mutual for about 20 years. In high school she was in just about every club imaginable from year book, class officer, etc. She was a majorette when it was ‘cool’. A woman of many talents, at 14 she appeared on a TV talent show where she danced her way to second place in the state competition.

Later, she was a skilled seamstress, and baker, famous for her bread and napoleons. A quilter, she was part of a group of women who made quilts for the homeless. She was also skilled at woodcraft, designing and painting cute lawn signs.

Before retiring to Florida she and Finley enjoyed traveling, especially on their motorcycle, going to Canada, the Adirondacks, Lake George, the Poconos etc. Tennessee and Virginia were two of their favorite spots.

She leaves behind five children, daughters Dawn Gordon and Tracy Walker, sons Finley, Gen and John Allen; eight grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Finley; siblings Ann Weston and Arthur Child; infant daughter, Cherie; and three grandchildren, Daisy, Josh, and Harry.

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