Retha Allensworth, 88, formerly of Richland, Oregon died at her son's home in Puyallup, Washington on February 13, 2020. A Memorial Service will be held in Richland at a later date (time and place to be announced)
Retha Joyce was born on March 10, 1931 in Oklahoma to Thomas and Ova Stevens. She was raised and educated in Oklahoma and California, graduating from Chula Vista High at Imperial Beach, California in 1949.
George V. Allensworth and Retha were married in November of 1949 in Yuma Arizona. They had three children; Thomas, Linda and Steven.
During her life she worked as a Child Care Manager, School Librarian, Western Union and was the owner of an Arts & Crafts Store. She was also able to live in Hawaii, Washington, Japan and Maryland. Retha enjoyed painting, crafts, reading, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. After retirement, George and Retha made their home in Richland, Oregon in 1980.
Retha's favorite color was blue and she always looked forward to Spring. She was a member of U.S. Navy Wives.
She was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Ova Stevens; sister Betty Bennett; husband George Allensworth and son Thomas Allensworth.
Retha is survived by her daughter Linda and her husband Richard Allen; son Steven and his wife Linnae Allensworth, daughter-in-law Denise Allensworth; 7 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Retha, the family suggests the Emphysema Foundation, Disabled American Veterans or the charity of your choice through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com
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