Betty Allan (1929-2020)

Betty Brown Allan, a cellist and founding member of the Richmond Symphony, has died at 91.

A native of Puducah, KY, and graduate of Murray State and Florida State universities, she played in the Nashville and North Carolina symphonies before moving to Richmond. She played in the Richmond Symphony for 44 years, retiring from the orchestra in 2001. She also performed in a number of chamber ensembles, taught cello at Virginia Commonwealth University and taught piano privately.

Memorial donations may be made to the Richmond Symphony, Epiphany Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society.