Rose Marie Allen, 80, who retired in 1990 as an acquisitions analyst with the Department of Defense Office of the Inspector
General, died Oct. 5, 2005 of complications of diabetes at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga. She was a former District resident.
She was born in Washington and as a child sang professionally on local radio shows and later as a teenager with local
orchestras and on Broadway. She graduated from Central high School and worked as a respiratory technician during World War
II. She also sang in Red Cross and USO shows during the war.
Mrs. Allen, who also had lived in Silver Spring, moved to Chattanooga a month ago.
She was a volunteer for the Montgomery County Police Department and belonged to the Maryland Harmony Chapter of the
Her marriage to Lewis George Allen ended in divorce.
Survivors include five children, Cynthia Parker and Marianne Allen, both of Boise, Iowa, Jane Allen of Austin, Lewis Allen of
Chattanooga and Lawrence Allen of Chicago; a brother; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.