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Victoria Allen, school employee, devoted gardener Nov. 5, 1928 -- Feb. 5, 2012

Victoria Allen of Hamburg, a former Williamsville school staff member and an active gardener, died Feb. 5. She was 83.

The former Victoria Nepokroeff was a graduate of Tonawanda High School and worked at Spaulding Fibre and as an administrative assistant in the Williamsville School District. She later lived in Ellicottville before moving to Hamburg.

A devoted gardener, she served as president of the Garden Club of the Tonawandas and the Hamburg House and Garden Club, and was a volunteer at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens.

She also was an an avid skier, tennis player and sailor. She was a member of the Buffalo Yacht Club.

Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Harold; and two sons, Douglas and Kurt.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Hamburg United Methodist Church, 116 Union St.

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