Carissa Marie Allen died March 25, 2021 at the age of 60. She passed peacefully surrounded by family.
She was born in Watertown, New York on May 16, 1960 at Samaritan Medical center the daughter of Joyce Cooley Fawdrey and Gordon David Fawdrey. She was a life long homemaker and mother of seven. She found her home in Marion Co Arkansas where she remained the rest of her days and finished raising her children. Carissa was a simple woman that never needed finer things to make her happy. She enjoyed music, puzzles and her many adored pets.
Preceding Carissa Allen in death were her parents Joyce Cooley Fawdrey and Gordon David Fawdrey, a sister Yvonne Marie Fawdrey and both maternal and paternal grandparents.
Surviving her are her children some of which will not be mentioned; David Goodfellow and family of West plains, MO, Peggy (Allen) Hildreth and family of Harrison Ar, Tiara Allen and family of Fort Walton Beach FL, Jr Hillyard and family of Clarksville TN, and Anne (Hillyard) Winnett and family of Yellville Ar. Her siblings Neil Fawdrey, Nila Fawdrey, Fred Fawdrey, and Reta Fawdrey all of Watertown NY. Two niece’s Bethany Strickland and Yvonne Grandjean and Nephews Bryan Grandjean and Gordon Grandjean. Also surviving her were her Uncles Arthur and Charles Cooley and Aunt Barbara Lindsey.
A special thanks to Tessa Terrill RN and Stephanie Gauthier CNA and Legacy hospice team and Darla Lambert and her amazing team at Somerset Senior Living of Mount Vista for their caring support and care provided during Carissa’s final days. We also want to send special thanks to Rob Willis for being a huge support and light to her daughters and son the last days she spent on this earth and for just being there.
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