Passed away unexpectedly at age 79 on June 28, 2012. Allen was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather.
Allen joined the Navy in June 1951 and became an Aviation Electronics Technician. His squadron was deployed to Korea on the USS Oriskany in 1952. In 1959, he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, with VP-4 flying P2Vs and in 1961, he was reassigned to Oak Harbor, Washington, with VP-6 flying PBM-6s chasing subs. After retiring as an AT1, he moved to Los Angeles, obtained a Bachelors Degree and taught elementary school for many years.
After Allen retired from teaching, he and his wife moved to Sacramento to be close to their grandchildren. They spent many years traveling all over the country in their motor home. Allen is greatly missed by his wife of 59 years, Ruthie; daughters, Barbara and Catrina; his son-in-law, Victor; grandchildren: Andrew, Victoria, and Ian; and a host of loved ones.
Committal services will be held at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon in the near future.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on July 15, 2012
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