Obituary of Debbie Ann Allman
Debbie Ann (née Johnson) Allman passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Lana and Jeremy, Jamie and Charles, and Logan and Amy, following a serious illness on May 13, 2019. Deb was born to Robert and Margaret (“Gigi”) Johnson on November 29, 1959. She grew up in tiny Bay Center, Washington and graduated from South Bend (Washington) High School in 1978.
Deb was beautiful, a born flirt with a renowned stubborn streak and wicked sense of humor! She shined at everything she took an interest in – sewing, knitting, cooking, darts, cribbage, and pool just to mention a few – and was incredibly lucky at gambling, drawings, and contests. She was a caring foster mom to numerous infants and children, inspiring a local newspaper to do a story on her. Deb was the consummate hostess to several seasons of rowdy, hilarious Bunco parties. She loved trying new recipes out on her family and will always be remembered for her legendary hot bean dish.
Deb was an outstanding security officer, first for Propét and then Boeing. With her beautiful smile and vivacious, but no-nonsense nature, she was a pleasure to work with. She was also a talented cosmetologist, establishing a loyal clientele, first in Portland, Oregon in the late '70s, and then in Auburn, Washington upon marrying Michael in 1983. Although they later split up, Deb remained embraced by the Allman family.
Debbie is survived by her son Logan Allman and fiancée Amy, daughter Lana Allman and fiancé Jeremy, her beloved grandson Mason, brother Don Johnson, sister Linda Welch, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends. She is also survived by her cherished cats, Sailor and Tipsy, who offered Deb love, laughter and, at times, exasperation.
A heartfelt thank you to Deb’s dear friends Angela and Diane, who helped keep her comfortable and well-tended during the last weeks of her life. Thank you, Jamie, for providing the cats a new home. And thank you to the team at St. Francis Hospital for easing Deb’s passing.
Deb is now reunited with her long-time love Beyer Buman, with whom she enjoyed traveling, golfing and cheering on their favorite NASCAR drivers. Deb was also preceded in death by her parents and sister Betty Welch.
Debbie’s memorial will be held on Saturday, July 13th at 1:00 p.m. at the Evergreen Bible Chapel, 34030 21st Avenue Southwest, Federal Way, Washington 98023. In honor of Deb’s love of cooking, we’d be pleased if you would bring your favorite dish to share.
Arrangements by Edwards Memorial, Funerals Homes, Chapels and Crematories.