Allison, Elsa G.

November 11, 2005

On November 6, 2005, ELSA GUTKNECHT ALLISON, a resident of the Presbyterian Home of Maryland, Towson, Maryland, beloved wife of the late Charles L. Allison, Jr. and Leif Erichsen. Beloved mother of Sonia Bell and the late Elsa Jeanette Andrews. Devoted grandmother of Diane Andrews, Bridget Mainley, Valerie Burns, Sean Jones and Eric Andrews. Dear aunt of Eileen Price, June Luerssen, John Worden and the late Carroll Gutknecht. Also survived by seven great-grandchildren and several cousins. Born in Belchatow, Poland, in 1913, Mrs. Allison immigrated to this country at the age of 12, eventually becoming a naturalized citizen. She resided in Baltimore, MD until 1959, when she relocated to Salt Lake City, UT, where she spent over 22 years of her life and devoted her professional life to the care and raising of animals. She and her second husband, Charlie, owned and operated a farm and kennel in West Jordan for over 20 years, where she specialized in the care, breeding and training of several breeds of dogs. Mrs. Allison was also one of the original founders of the Great Salt Lake Dog Training Club in 1963, which is still in existence and active today. Friends may call at the Presbyterian Home of Maryland, 400 Georgia Court, Towson on Tuesday, November 15 from 6:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. at which time a Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Health Care Center Fund of Presbyterian Home of Maryland, Inc., 400 Georgia Court, Towson, Maryland 21204. Arrangements by the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc.

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