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Obituary, Virginia "Ginny" Ellen Gillen/Allen, 73


April 20, 2017

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"Ginny" Ellen Gillen/Allen

Virginia "Ginny" Ellen Gillen/Allen, 73, of Wrangell, Alaska, died April 3, 2017 in her Wrangell home surrounded by her family.

She was born August 29, 1943 to the late James and Madge Gillen, and was the third of eight children and was raised in Wrangell.

Ginny was married to Gary Allen Sr. and had four children, Lynn, Gary Jr., Theresa, and Penny.  Ginny also had 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Ginny was most notably known to Wrangell residents for her voice on KSTK, her oil paintings (one of which hangs at the Wrangell Museum titled "Grandma Aileen"), and her float-house "the Bluebird" which was a permanent wall fixture on the Stikine River during moose season. 

Ginny is survived by her husband, children, grand babies, six siblings, and many nieces and nephews.

Services were held April 7 at the Elks.

Memorials can be made to Wrangell Search and Rescue. 


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