August 18, 1938 ~ July 21, 2012
Joan Allen born Joan Corrin, August 18, 1938 in Compton, CA succumbed to lung cancer on July 21, 2012.
Growing up in Southern California, Joan was a teen model and amateur dancer which included performances for the USO shows. Joan’s love for travel and adventure lead her to 28 states and 3 European countries.
Joan retired to Dixon, CA in 2001 after many years in the food service industry in Colorado, Idaho and Arizona. Joan remained active in the communities of Dixon, Vacaville and Sacramento as a volunteer at the Dixon Senior Center, and many events for 1st Realty & Investment, The Rotary Club of Vacaville, Boys & Girls Clubs, and Shiners’ Children’s Burn Center.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Charles & Erma Corrin, a brother, Charles Corrin Jr.; two sisters, Bertha Pittman, Wanda Corrin; two husbands, James Bennett, Mearle Allen, brother in law, Joe Pittman and a granddaughter, Tamera Sisler. She is survived by family members, Ken & Diane Corrin, Bernice Corrin, Margie Bennett, Wanda & Jim Barkhurst, Charlene Allen and Shawna Waterman. Joan had been blessed with 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 2 expected great grandchildren. Joan’s loving heart and circle of family extended to 3 additional grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Joan was brave, strong and giving throughout her struggle with cancer. She was loved by everyone who knew her and will be greatly missed on this earth. A family memorial will be held in Colorado at the Dallas Park Cemetery.