Margaret L. Clark Allen

September 20, 1923 - November 27, 2022

09/20/1923 - 11/27/2022

Margaret Louise Clark Allen passed away peacefully at her home in Virginia Beach November 27, 2022. She was 99 years old.

Margaret was born September 20, 1923 in Framingham, Massachusetts to Waldomar and Ida Mills Currier Clark. She was their oldest and last surviving child. She met her husband Arnold Ray Allen while they were both in the Navy and were married January 28, 1953 in Port Deposit, Maryland. They were married for 50 years.

Margaret enlisted in the U.S. Navy Waves September 18, 1944 under the delayed enlistment program. She reported to active duty on the 14th of December. She was a Navy Hospital Corpsmen stationed at Batheseda Naval Medical Center until she ended service on the 18th of September 1953. She obtained the rank of HM1 as an X-ray technician.

As a family they moved to Norfolk, Virginia where her husband known as Ray to many was home-ported before moving to their final home in Bayville Park in 1963 where they raised their 6 children. Her home was always a welcome place to friends, family and anyone in need. Many children grew up playing in her yard.  She always made sure there was a warm bed and hot food on the table for all. One of her favorite activities was feeding the birds, squirrels, butterflies and any other animal that would wander into her yard. She loved working in her vegetable garden and her flower gardens. Over the many years there were countless dogs that called her house home. At times she even helped raise chickens, rabbits and an occasional orphan squirrel. She also enjoyed many days on the private end of Chic’s beach sun bathing and collecting shells where they had many cookouts. She was well known among the residents of the area.

Besides her time in the Navy, she also worked in the ticket booth of the Shore Drive Inn Movie theater and at the Econolodge on Northampton Blvd in Virginia Beach.  She was a Sunday school teacher at Bayside Christian Church where she was a life long member. She loved listening to and singing along with all the old hymns.

She was pre-deceased by her parents, brothers David and Putnam Clark, Sisters Shirley Dunaway Spaulding and Helen Lewter and their spouses, her youngest daughter Stormy Finley, and many brother and sister in laws, nephews and nieces. She is survived by her children Ark “Chip” (Francis) Allen, Sharon Disbennett, Robert, David and Linda Allen and son-in-law James Finley. She is also survived by grandchildren Brenda Allen, Laura Guynn (Jesse), David Fay, Angela Jackson (Dennis)  Jeremiah and Jesse Disbennett (Niki Lambert), Megan May(Mike),Robert B.Allen (Katie Barrett), Brandi Drahos, Joshua Allen, Robert S. And Christopher Allen, and Patrick Finley (Melissa Gorman), 22 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, 3 Brother in laws Larry (Joyce) Allen, John (Joni) Allen, Ron (Janet) Allen Sr. and many nieces and nephews.

In true fashion, She was an anatomical donor.

A Memorial service of Life and love will be held at Bayside Christian Church at 2224 Greenwell Road of Virginia Beach at a later date. All friends and family who knew our family are invited to attend and honor our mother.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Bayside Christian Church.

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Christie Lewter
3 months ago

So sorry for the loss of Aunt Margie. She is now rejoicing with all her loved ones in Heaven. Prayers for the family. Love, David and Christie Lewter

Dave Clark
3 months ago

My most heartfelt condolences to the Allen family for the loss of your mom, my aunt. She’s with the rest of her sisters and brothers now in heaven. She was so lucky to have such a good family who helped her to live her old age in as much as comfort as possible, especially allowing her to stay in her own home until the end.

Brenda Mashtare Jesse Moore
3 months ago

So sorry for your loss but thank God u had her for 99 years. She surely will be missed. I’m so glad I came by there a few weeks ago and shared some laughs together. My prayers will be with the family.

robert allen
3 months ago

hello mother I will love you till my last breath youwere the best mom always kind to everyone rest easy until I see you again we are all going to ok

Sharon L Disbennett
3 months ago

Please join us in a Celebration of Life for our Mom on January 28, 2023 to be held at 12 noon at Bayside Christian Church
2224 Greenwell Road
Virginia Beach

Roger P. Ballou
3 months ago

Sorry for your loss she is now resting in peace. Fair winds and following seas to a Navy veteran.

Timothy Simpson
3 months ago

To the Allen Family, me and my wife Shirley leave our heart felt condolences!! God Bless All!!

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
3 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Margaret Louise Clark Allen, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Margaret Louise Clark Allen, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Chip and Frankie
3 months ago

Mom, no matter what I was doing or how far I roamed I never knew a day in my life without you in it. You were a mother to Frankie longer than her own mother was. We take comfort in knowing that you are at peace, with Pop once again and the two of you are watching over us.

Kat Sullivan
3 months ago

I had the great pleasure of knowing you, Mrs. Allen. Thank you for being such an amazing, gracious and wonderful woman to me. I will miss you and your kindness.