Gretchen A. Allen, 63, of Watertown

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Gretchen A. Allen, 63, of Watertown passed September 5, 2012 at the home of her sister and brother in law, Jackie and Richard Spriggs in Auburn where she was under the care of her family and Hospice of the Finger Lakes.

A graveside service will be 12:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. 7th at Brookside Cemetery with Rev. Walter Giles officiating.

Arrangements are with the Hart & Bruce Funeral Home.

Born on July 10, 1949 in Watertown, NY, daughter of Jack and Hilda Putnam Garbutt, she graduated from Watertown High School.

She married David Allen on February 7, 1970 at the Church of the Redeemer in Watertown.  Mrs. Allen was a homemaker, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, going on casino trips, watching Hallmark movies and Family Feud.

Mrs. Allen was a member of the Watertown American Legion Auxiliary, Marine Corp. League Auxiliary and assisted with Toys for Tots.

Among her survivors are her son, Richard T. Allen, Watertown;  daughter and son in law, Kathryn A. and Donald Taft, Albuquerque, New Mexico; 6 grandchildren, Adon, Jesse, Mickey, Morghan, Ashleigh and Stevi; two brothers, Richard Garbutt, Watertown, Robert Garbutt, Auburn; a sister and brother in law, Jackie and Richard Spriggs, Auburn, several nieces and nephews.

Three brothers, John, Francis “Butch” and Gary Garbutt all died before her. Her husband David passed April 22, 2003.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Fingers Lakes 1130 Corporate Drive, Auburn, New York 13021 or to Toys for Tots.

 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
, Watertown, NY
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