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Iris B Allen
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Iris B. Allen, age 88 of Birmingham, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Elderly Solutions in Monroe. She was born May 6, 1930 in East Detroit to Ray and Vera Lewis.

Iris was a wonderful and loving mother and grandmother. She was a dear older sister to her brother, Jimmy (Lori), and sister, Janet (Gil), always looking out for them.

She was an artist of sorts (interior designing, clothing) She would love to drive around with Bob (dragging her two children in tow) they would and house hunt for ideas. Iris would complain to Bob "They have their blinds pulled I can't see a thing?" She would also go to certain stores (like Ralph Lauren) and learn how the store design team set everything up. Her eyes would scan the room for any detail in colors and patterns.

When Iris would light up a room when she walked in. Her smile was beautiful and her eyes honest.

She was a dutiful servant of God, ministering His word through Bible Study groups in a restored farm house in the Leelanau Peninsula area.

She loved travelling the world with the love of her life, her husband Bob.

Together they experienced everything from flying in the Concorde jet. (It had a maximum cruise altitude of 60,039 ft and an average cruise speed of Mach 2.02, (about 1334 mph)
to traveling the states to South African, Kathmandu and especially London England.

When not traveling, she loved to throw parties and entertain family and friends where Iris especially found of telling stories... Of her family growing up or bragging about her two sons Tom and Skip

As for automobiles (her husband Bob was a Chevrolet dealer) she wasn't really particular found of cars, as in which model she drove..... as long it was fast!

She was a wonderful woman of God who loved her family, grandchildren and friends!
Her light that she let shine before all men was evident to anyone who met her. She'll will be great missed.

Surviving her are sons, Tom (Mary Louise) Allen and Brian “Skip” (Carrie Roach) Allen; grandchildren, John (Holly), Michael, Mark, and Spencer; great grandson, Grayson; and dear baby brother, Jim Lewis. She is preceded in death by her husband, William “Bob” Allen (2012), former owner of Matthew Hargraeves Chevrolet; sister, Janet Strauss; and granddaughter, Corrine.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 11:00 AM until the time of service 2:00 PM at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile Road, Berkley (two blocks west of Woodward Avenue). Private Entombment will take place at Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and/or Alzheimer’s Foundation.

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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2125 Twelve Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072





2:00 PM
Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2125 Twelve Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072

Cemetery Details


Oakview Cemetery

1032 North Main Street
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Foundation of America

322 Eighth Avenue
7th Floor
New York, New York 10001

Alzheimer's Association-Greater Michigan Chapter

25200 Telegraph Road
Suite 100
Southfield, MI 48033-7443

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