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Virginia Haney Allen



Virginia Haney Allen, of Electric City, Washington, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center Long Term Care, Grand Coulee, Washington, with her family at her side.

She was born August 10, 1919, to Mildred and Wesley Haney in Watts, California. Virginia was the oldest of four children.  Her family moved to Irrigon, Oregon, in the "30's."  She graduated from Irrigon High School.

On July 2, 1938, Calvin and Virginia took the Patterson Ferry across the state line and were married by a Justice of the Peace in Prosser, Washington.

In October 1941, their son Kenneth was born. In 1942, while she was a young mother, Calvin was gone in the Navy and Virginia worked at the Umatilla/Hermiston Army Depot as a teletype operator and delivered mail in an Army 6x6 truck!   

After WWII she traveled with her husband and son from one dam project to another, including dams and waterways in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California and Hawaii, then retiring in Electric City after lifting the canal.  In her spare time, Virginia enjoyed knitting, watching TV, and reading.  In her later years she kept the staff at Long Term Care busy making sure she had a good puzzle to work and books to read.

Virginia is survived by her son, Kenneth (Holly) Allen, Electric City; brother-in-law, Hugh (Dee) Grim, Spokane, Washington; sister-in-law, Ella Mae Watson, Hermiston, Oregon; grandson, Jason (Allison) Allen, Vancouver, Washington; granddaughter, Jamie (Brandon) Roberts, Shelbyville, Kentucky; great-grandsons: Travis Allen, Shelbyville, and Shaymus Allen, Vancouver; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; sisters: Grace and Irene; brother, Wesley Haney; husband, Calvin; three brothers-in-law: Raymond Allen, WWII,  Eldon Allen, WWII, and Bill Allen, Beaverton, Oregon.  

There will be a graveside service at Spring Canyon Cemetery.  Thursday, October 6, 2016, at 11 a.m. Please sign the registrar at

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