PEORIA, Ariz. — Jean Harvey Allsup, 87, died peacefully Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 25, 2010, in Peoria, Ariz. Graveside services will be held at the family plot at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton later next spring, 2011.
Mrs. Allsup was born Oct. 15, 1923, in Pendleton to James and Clara (Straughan) Harvey. She graduated from Pendleton High School in 1941. She met her husband of 64 years, Dr. Edward L. Allsup, at a USO dance during World War II. Upon his return from military service, they were married in 1945.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Oregon State University and later a teaching degree from California State University-Northridge. She lived in Newhall, Calif., for 33 years and taught elementary education in the Los Angeles School District for 22 years. After retiring, she and her husband moved to Sun City West, Ariz., in 1989.
Mrs. Allsup is survived by her sister, Mary Colee; daughters Sharon Drake and Michele Hartline, both of Alaska; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five nephews; and numerous relatives in Pendleton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Eldon and her husband.
The family requests that donations be made to Disabled American Veteran causes or the Desert Palms Presbyterian Church’s Stephen Ministry.