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Obituary: Searle Lee Allison

Obituary: Searle Lee Allison

May 16th, 2018 in Obituaries

Searle Lee "Sari" Allison, 94, of Highland Village, Texas, was taken home to be with the Lord on April 18, 2018. Sari was born in Jefferson City, Missouri on July 21, 1923 to Myron and Searle Hultmark. Following graduation from Jefferson City High School, she was accepted by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation in St. Louis to become one of 918 women to become Chance Vaught Scholars. She completed her training at Iowa State, became a Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Engineering Cadet, and contributed to the country's World War II defense by drafting airplane designs. Sari furthered her education at George Washington University in Washington, D. C., where she joined the Pi Beta Phi sorority. She married Sterling Wesley "Wes" Allison on November 1, 1947, and they started a family in 1949. After being a stay-at-home mom for more than 30 years, she began a career with Travelers Insurance Company where she retired at age 70. Though Sari had many accomplishments, she was most proud of the family she and Wes raised. Wes and son, Carl Richard Allison, preceded her in death. She is survived by three sons: Ard Allison of Highland Village, Texas; M. L. Allison (Joni) of Jefferson City, Mo., John Allison of Flippin, Ark.; two daughters: Searle Engel (Roger) of Kansas City, Mo., and Phyllis Moore (Jim) of Oklahoma City, Okla. Her brother, Mark Hultmark of Murphreesboro, N.C. also survives as do many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A visitation was held Sunday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m. at B. Dalton Funeral Home in Lewisville, Texas and funeral services were held Monday, April 23 at the same location. Sari was buried alongside her husband, Wes, at Riverview Cemetery in Jefferson City, Mo. Christ has indeed been raised, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. - 1 Corinthians 15:20-22