Billy Don Allen

May 9, 1930April 8, 2014

Billy Don Allen

May 9, 1930 to April 8, 2014

One of a kind Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Brother, Son and Friend

Loved by All We Will Miss You

Billy Don Allen of La Pine passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 8th, 2014 at 11:43PM with his loved ones by his side. He was born in Princeton, Indiana on May 9, 1930 to Glenn and Madge Allen and the eldest of six, 1 sister (Patricia) and 4 brothers(George, Larry, John, James) and is preceded in death by his parents and wife Dorothy. Billy Don and Dorothy were married for 57 years before Dorothy passed in 2011. Billy will be laid to rest with her at Park Lawn Cemetery in Evansville, Indiana. He leaves a loving daughter, Sandra LaVine, of La Pine and grandchildren Glenn LaVine and Megan Potgieter and husband Wessell, both of North Dakota as well as a grandson Mike Pautz and wife Karen and great granddaughter, Katarina all of Mt. Shasta, Ca. Along with Daughters Janice Pautz and Kimberly Ferguson both of La Pine. Altogether Billy leaves behind 3 daughters (Sandra, Kimberly, Janice); 8 grandchildren (Megan, Glenn, Michael, Mark, Mitchel, Jesse, Celeste, Tiffany), 5 great grandchildren (Katarina, Crystal, Ryan, Jennifer, Aaron) 1 great-great grandchild and wives (Dail and Melinda) of 2 grandsons (Mark Pautz of La Pine, and Mitch Pautz - reside in Texas) and Mike’s wife Karen of Mt. Shasta, CA.

Billy was in the US Navy and a Korean War Veteran after High School in Haubstadt, Indiana. Billy and Dorothy were married in 1953 and moved to International Falls, Minn. Were he was a Meteorologist with the National Weather Service Bureau and the family lived all up and down the west coast including Hawaii while in the NWSB. He retired in 1985 while living in San Diego, Ca. After retiring, BD & Dotty traveled to Alaska and throughout the United States before choosing La Pine as their retirement home. Billy was active with the La Pine senior center and delivered meals on wheels for them for 20+yrs, was an active member of the High Desert Treasure Club/HDTC Claim Association of Bend, Or. ; Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA) and Lost Dutchman’s Mining Assn. Inc. (LDMA). He was a member and past deacon of the High Lakes Christian church in La Pine, OR., for over 20 years.

Billy will be missed and was loved by many for his kind ways and always being there to help others. He loved to be with his family, go on excursions to look for gold and use his metal detector to find buried treasures. He enjoyed the outdoors; camping, traveling, fishing and seeing his family succeed in life. He always had a hello and smile for everyone and will be missed by all of us and many others threw out the World he met during his travels and work.

Memorial services for Urn committal at Park Lawn Cemetery in Evansville, IN will be on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 11:00am graveside where a Veterans Honor Guard will perform military rites. We’d like to Thank Baird Memorial Chapel in La Pine, Park Lawn Cemetery and Alexander Funeral Home – East Chapel in Evansville for their help with arrangements for his final resting place; Heart in Home Hospice of Bend & La Pine and Ashley Manor’s of Bend & Redmond for their care of our loved one. God Bless us all during this time of sorrow and loss. Thanks for the memories DAD! Sandy xo


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  • Graveside Memorial Service Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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Deborah Jackson

July 2, 2014

Dennis and I send our deepest sympathies. And also...our great joy that he is finally home, reunited with mom, healthy, healed and perfect. He was a dear man and I loved him. He was like my second father. I spent so much time at your house and he was always so loving and kind.....and funny. Gosh he was funny. He was one of the most cheerful people I knew. Whenever we needed him, he was right there; always. Thank you so much for sharing your daddy with me. I'll miss him terribly. My prayers that the Lord softens your grief and strengthens your heart. Love Debbie and Dennis xxxxxxooooooo

June 25, 2014

Love Life, Sandy! All our best from Baird Memorial Chapel

Sandra LaVine

June 25, 2014

To Our Family and Friends:
Thank you for expressing your condolences and how you knew my dad. I miss him so much. But I also know we will all be together again one day in heaven. If you think there's a chance you'll be attending the services on July 1st at 11am, Park Lawn Cemetery, Evansville, IN. please say so,I want enough seats for everyone.
Love to all, Sandra and family

June 24, 2014

So Sorry! Your Dad and my Dad Lloyd Evette Critchfield are first cousins. Their Mothers Madge and Dolly are Sisters! Love and Hugs to you! Eleanor Critchfield Van Wey and Joyce Critchfield Oberst.

Jody Helgerson

June 24, 2014

May the heavens be shining bright tonight all the love is coming your way!

Jody Helgerson

June 24, 2014

Rest in peace Billy!
You were always fun to hang out with, and thoughtful to everyone.
Always appreciated the fire wood you would bring up to our camping spots.
Wish we could have gone to Alaska and found the mother load!!
I know you are enjoying heaven and watching all the stars and planets !!!
Your love of life and your family was inspiring to watch....
You will be missed down here on earth but tell we meet again live it up in the heavens !!!!! Love Jody and family

sommer nardone

June 24, 2014

Billy we will miss you and your bright smile it's not very often you meet someone who always had a kind word but you were one of those people thanks for brightening our lives we will miss you love Matt sommer and kids

June 22, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We are very sorry for your loss.
We remember Billy Don during our high school years, especially time spent at the restaurant which his parents owned in Haubstadt IN. That was the gathering place after basketball games which was the highlight entertainment of this small town.
We will always remember his smiling face.
Jim and Mary (Dewig) Breivogel