Marilyn Ann Allison, 86, Centennial, Colorado and a Gallipolis native, passed away at 5:06 P.M. Tuesday, January 19, 2020 in the Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colorado. Born January 5, 1934 in Gallipolis, Ohio she was the daughter of the late Dr. Raymon T. and Evelyn Clark Allison. Dr. Allison was a prominent Gallipolis dentist and Mrs. Allison was a teacher.
Marilyn was a 1951 graduate of the Gallia Academy High School and a 1956 graduate of the Ohio State University where she earned her Master’s Degree in nursing. She was a member of the Denver United Methodist Church and the Denver Chapter of the Ohio State University Buckeyes Alumni Association. Marilyn worked as a registered nurse at the old Holzer Hospital and after moving to Colorado she was a nurse at the University Health System until her retirement. She was an excellent skier and avid bird watcher.
Following retirement, she traveled to other countries on birding trips. She loved her white dog, Bear, and was an avid Ohio State fan and had one room in her condo dedicated to all Ohio State Buckeye memorabilia. After retirement she drove back to Ohio for many years to visit her cousins and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Tommy Allison. Marilyn will be interred next to her parents in the Mound Hill Cemetery, overlooking her hometown of Gallipolis and the Ohio River. Marilyn’s final arrangements are entrusted to the Cremeens-King Funeral Home.
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