Ann L. Allen, 67, of West Charleston, VT passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on August 25, 2012 in Newport, VT. She was born January 27, 1945 in West Charleston, VT a daughter of Seth and Mabel (Moore) Garland. On September 17, 1960 she married Jackson Allen who survives her. During her lifetime she was a dairy farmer on the family farm in West Charleston and aid for the Orleans-Essex V.N.A. and Hospice, Inc. At one time she was also head housekeeper at the Super 8 Motel in Derby, VT. Ann was an avid reader, gardner, bird watcher, and she enjoyed photography and spending time with her granddaughter. She was a member of the Sheriff’s Association. Ann is survived by her husband Jackson Allen of West Charleston, VT, by her children: Hazen R. Allen and partner Janice Smarsik of Meriden, NH, Julie A. Lamoureux and her husband Francis of West Charleston, VT, and Candace H. Allen of West Lebanon, NH. She is also survived by her granddaughter Elana Midura of West Lebanon, NH, by her brother Ormond B. Garland and his wife Betty of Orleans, VT, and by her nephews: Doug and David Garland and Donald Morrisette and George and Arthur Proulx. She was predeceased by two sisters Althea Smith and Dorothy Allen and by a brother Seth Garland. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday August 30, 2012 at the West Village Cemetery, West Charleston, VT with Rev. Michael DeSena officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Affiliate, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.