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(AP) Henriette Etty Allen, matriarch of the Washington Redskins football family and mother of former Virginia Gov. George F. Allen, has died. She was 90.


According to a statement from the Allen family, she died Jan. 2 after a long illness. A private funeral is planned for her Tuesday in California.


The daughter of an anti-Nazi resistance fighter in occupied Tunisia, she immigrated after World War II to Iowa where she met and married George H. Allen, a small-college football coach.


Over the next four decades, Allen coached winning teams with the Los Angeles Rams and Washington Redskins and earned a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He died in 1993.


Her son Bruce Allen is general manager of the Redskins.


Associated Press
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