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Rolling Oaks Funeral Home

400 Freeport Pkwy, Coppell, TX

OBITUARY

Steven Leslie Allen

October 15, 1952February 5, 2020
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Steven “Steve” Leslie Allen was born in Dallas, TX on October 15, 1952. Most of his childhood was spent in Livingston, TX, and Irving, TX. Steve completed a few courses at Mountain View Community College before he was drafted in 1972 into the US Army, where he was stationed in Korea. He was discharged in 1974, and he lived in Texas for the remainder of his life. He was a talented handyman and an outdoorsman that enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing. He was a Bassmaster member for multiple years. Steve’s woodworking artistry was appreciated by many friends and family, and he built entertainment centers, bread boxes, shelves, decks, and many other well-crafted household items. A bit of a prankster, he was always hiding around corners and waiting to scare passersby. He loved telling stories or jokes, and would regularly “goose” people. He enjoyed Halloween for the opportunity to don a scary mask, play a prank with a spider on a string, and display his creativity. When carving a pumpkin, he was able to translate his knack for art and woodworking skills to create impressive designs; such as, a scenic picture of an airplane with a full moon backdrop. Steve truly enjoyed his 22 years of employment at Southwest Airlines; where he retired as a Materials Specialist in 2013. In addition to being a jokester, he was also known to bake cakes for coworkers on their birthdays. It was at Southwest Airlines that he met the love of his life, Patsy Givens, and they were a “LUV Couple” for the 21 years leading-up to his departure from this world. They enriched each other’s lives in an indescribable way, and Steve loved her immensely. Margaritas will never be the same. Alzheimer’s took him too soon, but Steve will be fondly remembered by friends and family as a soul that injected humor and love into their lives. At 67 years old, Steve was released from the disease and passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Survived by many good friends and family members, Steve’s memory will be cherished by many people. Immediate family includes Steve’s daughter, Leslie Allen (Irving); son, Nathan Allen & daughter-in-law, Chi Mai (Cedar Hill); partner, Patsy Givens (Euless); family members, Ryan Gerfers & Andreana Gerfers (Princeton); brother, Tim Allen (White Settlement); sister, Marilyn O’Donnel & brother-in-law, John O’Donnel (Lindale); brother, Rusty Allen & sister-in-law, Diann Allen (Springtown); niece, Rebecca Allen (Fort Worth). He also leaves grandchildren, Evelyn Allen (Cedar Hill), Isabella Gerfers (Princeton), & Chase Gerfers (Princeton). Steve was preceded in death by his parents Dolores “Dee” Allen and J. Frank Allen. A gathering of friends and family for a Memorial Service will occur at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Rolling Oaks Funeral Home, 400 Freeport Parkway, Coppell, TX 75019.

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  • Celebration of Life Sunday, February 9, 2020

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Mathew Tonne

February 10, 2020

Steve was a treasure of a man. I can't call him a guy, or a dude, he was truly a man. That's the only appropriate term.

I can still recall with great clarity the time I stood with three other young men, each of us in our peak level of fitness, watching in awe as Steve ended the debate we were having about how best to carry a washing machine ... Steve grabbed it and slung it over his back and started walking. Welp.

I believe he made me laugh every time I saw him, even if it was only for a minute.

He was a gentleman, a comedian, a servant, and a protector. I will always admire these things about him. Rest easy my friend. So glad you are now free of this terrible disease.

Karen Eldredge

February 8, 2020

My memories of Steve are enjoyable and I am so thankful that we were able to share times together. He was such a kind, funny and incredible man. I remember him coming to Colorado for a ski trip and the young adults that we were we didn't think about protecting our eyes from the bright sun. We burnt our eyes & faces and were miserable after our ski adventure.

I know him from his life before Patsy and was fortunate to meet Patsy at Nathan and Chi wedding. I am Leslie, Nathan and Chi aunt from Colorado. I am very happy that he found someone to share his life/love with because he deserves only the best.

The times I visited Steve after his diagnosis with this horrible disease I think he recognized me because we always had connection with each other. He will truly be missed.

Diann Allen

February 7, 2020

Ryan Lawson

February 6, 2020

On behalf of the Lawson family, we are very sorry for the loss of Steve. I grew up with Nathan and Leslie, and remain very close friends with Nathan to this day.

Steve served his country with honor, was dedicated to his career, and created two wonderful children, who were with him until the end.

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