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Catherine Allin

Alexandria, Va.

April 12, 1947 - May 23, 2013

Catherine Allin, 66, of Alexandria, Va., died May 23, 2013, at Fair Oaks Hospital of cardiac arrest.
She was born April 12, 1947, in The Dalles, Ore. In 1957, her family moved to Salem, Ore., and later to Portland, Ore., and Vancouver, Wash. She graduated from Hudson’s Bay High School in Vancouver in 1966. She received an associate’s degree in liberal arts from Clark College in 1968 and a bachelor’s degree in history from Portland State University in 1980.
She was a stewardess with United Airlines, based in New York City, in the late 1960’s. In 1972, she moved to Washington, D.C. She worked as a secretary for several private firms, including Coopers & Lybrand and Panorama Real Estate.
In 1975, she joined the U.S. Department of Energy as a secretary. Later, she was promoted to program assistant in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, where she supported the Energy Coordinating Committee (ECC), a Cabinet-level group established by executive order to coordinate executive branch formulation and implementation of energy policy.
In 1980, she moved to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a program assistant. There, she assisted with administrative duties, such as zero-based budgeting, operation planning, personnel and financial management. She resigned from EPA in 1984 due to ill health.
She was a daughter of the late Albert R. (Waal) Allin and Dora Darnielle Allin. She was also preceded in death by her companion, James Simmons.
She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Vickie A. Allin and Lenox G. Cooper, Bethesda, Md.; her cousins, Jan and Stan Seeberg, Vancouver, Wash.; Bob and Diana Seaver, North Bend, Ore., and Joseph Gaggero, Bellingham, Wash.