Rodney "Rod" Dennis Allen

January 25, 1939August 27, 2010

Rodney “Rod” D. Allen was born January 25, 1939 in Lemoore, California and passed away August 27, 2010 in Santa Barbara, California at the age of 71.

He served in active duty in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963 and was honorably discharged from the United States Reserves in 1967.

In 1968 he joined the California Highway Patrol and retired December 20, 1996 after 28 years and 10 months. Since retirement he has worked part time for Veterinary Pharmaceuticals in Hanford.

He is survived by Glenda, his wife of 48 years; three sons, Roger (Addis) of Armona, Timothy (Judy) of Kerman and Michael (Rita) of Hanford; sixteen grandchildren and one brother, Joseph.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary Jane Allen and his brother, Bryant Allen and his grandson, Justin Allen.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2010 from 3 – 7 p.m. at People’s Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St, Hanford, CA. Graveside services will be held Friday, September 3, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Grangeville Cemetery in Armona, CA.

Remembrances may be made to Jaron Ministries International (Bogart Ministries Account), 4710 N. Maple Ave., Fresno, CA 93726

Condolences may be offered at

Arrangements entrusted to People’s Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591


  • Graveside Service Friday, September 3, 2010
  • Visitation Thursday, September 2, 2010

Rodney "Rod" Dennis Allen

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Cathy Etchebehere

October 1, 2010

I remember Officer Allen helping me when I had an accident almost 40 years ago. He made sure I was okay and then gave me a ride into town to ensure I got home safe. I have never forgotten that kindness.

Richard Leyva

September 8, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Becky Holzinger

September 6, 2010


I am so sad to hear of your loss. May God be with you in your time of sorrow. As the years have gone by, I have always remembered you and your beautiful family.

September 4, 2010

We were blest to have known Rod this long. We value those trips we all shared together. We love you Glenda!

Glenn and Betty Phillips

Nancy Alviso

September 4, 2010

Oh Glenda, I am so sorry to hear the news. My thoughts and prayers are with you my dear friend.

Jim Jan Pepper

September 4, 2010

Sep 4 2010

Was truly sadden to hear of Rod's home going but joyful knowing he is with the LORD. We think back to the many wonderful times we shared followshiping with your family. We thank the LORD for Y'all letting us be a part of the family. I didn't have a brother just sister's Rod always was to me what I considered a brother should be. We will miss him until we join him, what a gloryous day that will be. GOD fill you with HIS presnts to GOD be the glory great things HE is doing.
Jim & Jan Pepper

Jessica Rodriguez

September 4, 2010

Rod was a wonderful man, with a very warm heart! He will be missed very much. May God be with the Allen Family during this hard time!
Jessica & Jewellee

Jennifer Parshall

September 4, 2010

Glenda, Sorry to hear about Rod..I was very blessed to have you guys in my life. One of my favorite memories of Rod was him punishing us for playing with the pig of the very few times he was serious. Ill always think of you guys as family. My prayers are with you. Love, Jennifer(Pepper)Parshall

Mark Pepper

September 3, 2010

I was shocked to hear the news of Rod. I always enjoyed going over to your house and camping with you. I have thought of you guys often since we moved. I am praying for y'all during this time. May God's Grace, Peace and comfort overwhelm you in the days to come.

Barbara Richwine

September 3, 2010

I have such fond memories of Rodney while attending Lemoore High School. I had the biggest crush on him in my junior year but somehow he didn't think I was as cute as I thought he was! I saw him a couple of years ago and spoke with him and reminicsed about our high school years...such a nice guy. God bless you Glenda & family. Sincerely, Barbara (Bray) Richwine