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Allene Takahashi



Betty Allene Tallman Belieu Takahashi passed away Jan. 11, 2014.

She was born Feb. 7, 1941, to Hazel (Glover) and Ben Tallman in Goldendale, WA. Allene had five siblings, Bennie, John, Diana, Linda and Clay.

Allene is survived by her brother, Clay Tallman; husband Gary Takahashi; daughters, Beth Dunn, Laura Jones, Marietta Foster, Denise Canedo, Tracy Aispuro, 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ben Tallman, mother, Hazel Glover Tallman; brothers, Bennie and John Tallman; sister and best friend, Diana Fields; sister, Linda Davis and two sons-in-law, Rusty Adams and Ron Petersen.

She and Jerry Belieu were married Dec. 28, 1957. They later divorced in 1975. They had five daughters together.

Soon there were grandchildren, Sarah, Stephanie, Kimberly, Kelli, Jessica, Branden, Travis, Max, Tyler, Allen, Christina, Amanda, Christal and Mike. Then there were great-grandchildren, 16 in all.

Allene and Gary Takahashi began their life together in the summer of 1977 and were married Sept. 8, 1985. Together they built Maryhill Orchard and Fruit Stand. Allene was a hard worker and one of her greatest ambitions would become possible in the year 2014 when Washington State legalized marijuana. Allene began the process to start her marijuana farm. When asked at the hospital on Jan. 3 what her wishes would be should she need to be put on life support, she replied, "Of course I want life support. I'm not ready to die yet; I want 10 more years to grow my new crop!" Sadly, we would have only eight more days with her.

Allene was a sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great-aunt and friend. Her number one priority was family. She loved fishing, hunting, picking mushrooms, big family dinners, and most of all, napping.

A memorial service is being planned for 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Columbia Hills Memorial chapel, reception following at Goldendale Grange. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, at Maryhill Cemetery.


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