Allene Marie Halligan (Johnson), 82, passed from this life at her home on February 10, 2020 surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Allene was the oldest of eight children, born to Alfred H. Johnson and Pauline Wettestad Johnson at Gatzke, Minnesota. She attended school in the little tin school at Middle River, Minnesota and then At Northwest School of Agricultural in Crookston, Minnesota (now a University) where she graduated in 1956. Allene married Harold Halligan and together they had five children; Debora Halligan, Ontario, Oregon; Delilah (Robert) Canas, Caldwell, Idaho; Floyd (Pam) Halligan, Billings, Montana; Leighton (Todd) Halligan, Ontario, Oregon; and Darlene Halligan-Ortiz, Ontario, Oregon. With Harold they moved many times in pursuit of making a living for their family. Allene loved to garden, plant flowers, watch the hummingbirds, put puzzles together, and was world famous for her peanut brittle. She was proud to have been baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and was an active member of the Ontario Congregation. She will be missed. Allene was proceeded in death by her husband, parents Alfred and Pauline Johnson, two brothers Delmar Johnson and Clark Johnson and one sister, Celeste Johnson. She is survived by her children, two brothers, Lyle (Olive) Johnson, Moose Lake, Minnesota, Greg (Ina) Johnson, Henderson, Nevada; two sisters, Judy (Tim) Hurst, Roseau, Minnesota; Alverda (Duane) Leddige, Badger, Minnesota, one very special sister-in-law, Carolyn Johnson, Middle River, Minnesota, and numerous cousins, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Viewing will be on Friday, the 14th from 12:00 – 2:00 at the Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel in Ontario. A short sharing of memories will be held immediately after led by her brother, Lyle Johnson. Graveside commitment at Evergreen Cemetery following. The memorial at the Kingdom Hall, located at 1746 NW 4th Ave, Ontario will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday the 15th. The family requests a get together Saturday, immediately following to do one of Allenes’ favorite things share food and stories at the Four Rivers Cultural Center.
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