She was born to Edward Allen and Mildred Greene Allen on the family ranch outside of Redmond. She was delivered by her father on Feb. 15, 1919.
Marie graduated from Redmond High School with the class of 1937. After high school she moved to California and worked at the Oakland Naval Yard during World War II. After the war, she attended beauty school in San Francisco, Calif. Upon graduating, she moved back to Prineville where she owned and operated Marie’s Beauty Shop for the next 41 years.
Marie enjoyed gardening and was a founding member of the Prineville Golf and Country Club. Marie was truly a devote, knowledgeable and committed believer in Christ , our Savior.
She moved to Arizona in 2001 to be near her daughters.
She is survived by daughters, Gayle Graven and Laurie Walls of Goodyear, Ariz.; granddaughters, Christine Tooley of Bend, Brandy Hasse of Leavenworth, Kan., and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by husband, Jack Wilkinson; siblings, Edna Stout, Roy Allen and Clarence Allen; and grandson, Darren Tooley.
A memorial service will be held in Prineville, at Our Savior Lutheran Church on June 23, 2012, 10 a.m.