Adrienne passed away on June 14, 2023 after a three year bout with cancer. She was cared for throughout her cancer journey by Dr. Safari and staff, her hospice team and caretakers for her last days. More importantly, she was able to stay comfortable in her home under the care of her husband, daughter and granddaughters until it was time to say good-bye for now.
She was born to William and Thelma Allen (both deceased) on July 3, 1939 in Tacoma, WA. Adrienne attended local schools and graduated from Stadium High School and then University of Washington with a BA in sociology in 1964. Prior to her UW graduation she held various jobs at places like Stebners, Pacific Tel and Tel, Sand Point Naval Station, Boeing, and Kelly Girls. With her sociology degree she worked for the State of Washington as a Social Worker in Bellingham, Everett, and Tacoma.
In 1967 she married Carmen Angelosante, a Naval Officer. Because of his career she lived in Norfolk, VA, Newport, RI, Long Beach, CA, San Diego, CA, and Ewa Beach, HI. She also had the opportunity to visit Hong Kong and Bankgok. Following his retirement from the Navy, she lived in University Place, WA for the remainder of her life, except for a six year period when Carmen worked in Mt. Laurel, NJ. While there, Adrienne worked as a Social Worker at the Moorestown, NJ Luthern Nursing Home. Also, she was president of the local Aglow chapter. Additionally, she was able to see the sights of Ottawa, Montreal, Washington D.C., Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, various historic/cultural venues, and even pestering her mother-in-law in Niagara Falls, NY.
She always found ways to keep herself busy. While living in different locations, Adrienne was a volunteer for organizations such as Navy Relief, Naval Air Station Barbers Point, HI daycare advisory board, Life Manor Retirement Facility, Tacoma, Camp Fire group leader University Place and for various church activities. She also devoted time to assist in the caring of her mother especially with senior care facilities.
She spent many hours driving her daughter to various sporting activities, school functions, and gatherings with friends and then later taking care of the granddaughters. Adrienne always had a keen eye out to see where she could pray for someone and was willing to bring support where it was needed.
She is sorely missed by Carmen, her husband of 55 years, her daughter Charlene (Char), granddaughters Kyalin and Corrie, sister Janet, sister-in-law Angie, nieces and nephews, cousins, and various friends. If desired, memorials may be made to your favorite cause in her name.
A celebtation of life gathering will be held Sept. 10, 4PM, at Lakewood Pavillion, Fort Steilacoom Park, Lakewood,