Patricia Allen, 58, loses battle with cancer

Patricia Allen, wife of Covina Mayor Walter Allen III, lost her 16 year battle with cancer on Tuesday.

Here is some information provided by the city:

Patricia Thomas Allen, the wife of Covina Mayor Walter Allen III, passed away
following a valiant sixteen-year battle with cancer on Tuesday, May 19, 2009.
Patricia was born on November 11, 1951. In addition to her husband of 37 years,
she is survived by her son Walter David Allen IV, and two brothers Keith and
Richard Thomas.

Patricia Allen was an artist, specializing in acrylic and oil. She was a vibrant,
active member of the community; involved with many civic organizations and St.
Louise De Marillac Catholic Church, and she enjoyed spending time with her many
loving friends. Among her many friendly and outgoing qualities, Patricia will be
remembered for her beautiful smile and positive attitude, even during her most dire
health challenges.

Services for Patricia Allen will take place on Thursday and Friday, May 28 and
May 29:

Thursday, May 28, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Rosary at St Louise De Marillac
Catholic Church, 1720 E Covina Blvd. Covina CA

The City of Covina provides responsive municipal services and manages public resources to enhance the quality of life for our community.

Friday, May 29, 10:00 AM, Mass at St Louise De Marillac Catholic Church,
1720 E Covina Blvd. Covina CA, followed by Interment at Oakdale
Cemetery, 1401 So Grand Ave. Glendora CA

Following Internment, family and friends are invited to celebrate Pat’s life at
Covina Center for the Performing Arts 104 N. Citrus Ave. Covina CA, hosted by
Chris & Retha Champion.

In lieu of flowers the family has suggested donations to one of the following:

Citrus Valley Hospice, 820 N. Phillips Avenue, West Covina CA 91791
Ettie Lee Youth and Family Services, PO Box 339, Baldwin Park CA 91706
Stillpoint Family Resources, PO Box 5103, West Hills CA 91308
American Cancer Society, 915 N. Grand Avenue, Covina CA 91724

  • Rosemary

    Pat, you will be missed my many. I will always remember your beautiful smile and positive life attitude, which stood out even in the hardest of times. You were an example to those blessed to be around you. I was honored to be your friend. I love you and I will miss you. Your friend always, Rose

  • Stephen Blakeney

    Pat, I’m saddened to hear of your passing. I knew you briefly many years ago. I hadn’t seen you in quite some time but always remembered you. I recall that any room you entered instantly became a better place due to your presence. We knew each other as kids in the end of high school/beginning of college years. I remember that I was going to become a famous musician (didn’t happen) and you were going to do my album cover art. Thinking back to those times makes it difficult for me to hold back the tears. Rest in peace.

  • Angel Vandhana


    I was extremely saddened to learn of your passing through Keith, your brother. When we met, I was dating your brother and I thought you were so pretty and looked just like Keith.

    I never got to know you well, but I thought you had such a positive attitude during your valiant battle with cancer. You were so nice to me, and I thought you were a lovely person’ Your positive attitude, despite your circumstances impressed me. Your beautiful spirit and smile stays forever in my memory. The world was a better place with you in it. Although I am sad you are gone, I am glad you are no longer in pain. I prayed for you constantly and always told Keith to hold on and be positve.

    You will be truly missed. May you rest in peace and your spirit soar forever.

    Angel Vandhana