Sandra Claire Allison, 83, of Baker City, died Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Juniper Meadows Adult Foster Home in Baker City. (A private family gathering will be held.)
Sandra was born March 29, 1937 to parents Richard and Dora Mae (Radabaugh) Stewart in Baker City where she was raised and educated. After graduating High School she worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital and at the Little Pig Drive in as a car hop. In 1958 Sandra moved to Portland with her son Greg and got a job at the Triple xxx Drive-in. She later worked as a nursing assistant at both St. Vincent and Emanuel hospital.
Sandra married Kenneth Allison in 1960 and in 1969 they had a son, Kimmie Val Allison. Kenneth passed away in 1971. Sandra then moved to Troutdale, Oregon for a short time and later to Hazel Dell, Washington/Vancouver area. She worked in nursing homes and for a short time helped in an optometrist office. In 1973 she married Gilbert Gonzales in Reno, Nevada. They eventually moved to Ocean Park/Long Beach, Washington area where she went to work for Marsh’s Free Museum. Marsh’s is a famous tourist shop on the coast; she enjoyed working there and loved the coast and beach.
During their marriage, Gil and Sandra bought a motor home, they logged many miles and fun times in it, especially when traveling to Arizona and Las Vegas. In 2015 Gil passed away and she was left alone. In November of 2019, due to ill health, she returned home to Baker City to be near her brother and the family.
Sandra was preceded in death by her grandparents Harry and Clara Radabuagh; father Dick; mother and step dad Roy and Dora Burris and sister Debra DeCeine Burris Bradley.
She is survived by her sons Gregory Welter and Kimmie Val Allison both of Vancouver, WA; ex daughter in law Fredi Madsen and grandchildren Tiffany and Brandy Welter (Ho); brother David Burris.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in honor of Sandra the family suggests Best Friends through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences can be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com
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