Born Dora Ann Allen, aka "Dodie" March 4th 1935 in Hollywood Fla. Graduated Ft. Lauderdale High School. Founded Juniorettes Young Women's club at Ft. Lauderdale HS, a club promoting women in business and community activism. A member of the Ft. Lauderdale Women's League after graduation serving the civic, educational, cultural and humanitarian needs in Broward County. Dodie was very politically active early in life serving on the Barry Goldwater campaign in the early 60's. She married James Steven Blaschik of East Haddam Connecticut in 1957 at First Baptist Church of Ft. Lauderdale where both were active members. They met and married out of their love of dancing in the mid 50's. She was the Manager over all Operator Services at Southern Bell while raising 4 children Sallie, Jamie, Stephanie and Andrew Blaschik all of Ft. Lauderdale Fla. Preceded in death by Jack and Sallie Allen, parents, Sisters Fae and June Allen and brother Winn Allen all of Ft. Lauderdale Fl. She is survived by her 4 children, 4 grandchildren Shea, Grant, Todd and Aaron and 7 great grandchildren. Dodie had many diversified passions including being a member of the South Florida Garden Club and eventually starting her own landscaping design and nursery business in South Florida. She became Col. Dodie Allen in 1986 the first woman auctioneer in Western NC. After moving to Western NC in the early 80's. She was tenacious about her passions and her enthusiasm was infectious to any who came in contact with her. She had an eye for beauty and a flare for originality from Gardening to staging an auction. She became a licensed real estate agent to better serve the public in the auctioneering field and her motto "have gavel, will travel was widely known through out WNC.
She left this world on September 6, 2019 and will be missed by her many friends, especially those at Uncle Bill’s Flea Market where she “manned, or should I say womaned” her Political Booth and spoke with everyone about our constitution and our right to vote and any other political topics. In 2012, she was honored to be elected to serve on the Electoral College and traveled to our state Capital in Raleigh to cast her regions’ vote for President.
Her big smile and black glasses will be missed by her many friends, her auctioneer family as well as WCU where she served as a Vista Volunteer… “You know it…and I know it”!
As a tribute, a Memorial Auction will be held at 5:30 pm
September 22, 2019 at Uncle Bill’s Flea Market
Located: 5427 Highway 74 West, Whittier, NC 28789
Townson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Allen family.