Bernice E. Allen

October 30, 1932 ~ April 18, 2020 (age 87)


Bernice Allen, 87, of Gaithersburg, MD passed away on April 18, 2020. Daughter of the late Thomas and Blanche Boxall. She is survived by her daughter, Paula J. Hoke and her husband Dennis Hoke of Montgomery Village and a granddaughter, Lisa Runyon and her husband, Victor Aviles of Clarksburg.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Paul T. Allen and their daughter, Barbara Laney. She is survived by her brother, James "Buzzy" Boxall. She was predeceased by her brother, Thomas, Jr. "Butchy" Boxall, four sisters, Shirley Boxall, Edith Hadaway, Louise Yankey, and Dottie Ratliff. 

Bernice was a homemaker and decided in 1979 to go to work as a waitress/server in the Dining Hall of Asbury Methodist Home in Gaithersburg. The residents loved her and she loved them. 

She loved family gatherings and decorating for holidays and shopping.

Interment for immediate family will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 11am at Flower Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 7412 Muncaster Mill Rd., Gaithersburg.

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