Alyson Ann Pickens

Alyson Ann Pickens, 71, of Lawrence, passed away on September 2, 2023, after a brief battle with cancer.

Ally was born on September 12, 1951 to John and Mildred Pickens in Lawrence. She graduated with a master’s degree in education from the University of Kansas. She was a jayhawker through and through.

Ally loved all things outdoors, traveling, her family, including her dog Rocky and seeing to the needs of the less fortunate.

Ally was preceded in death by her father John. She is survived by her mother “Mickey”, and her brother Mike.

Graveside services will be held on October 21, 2023 at 11am at Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Special Olympics, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260 Lawrence, KS 66044. This was an organization she held near and dear to her heart.