OBITUARY

George H. Allen

August 14, 1919March 6, 2011

George Henry Allen, son of Charles Henry and Mary (Quigg) Allen was born on August 14, 1919 at Moorestown, N.J. He was a graduate of Moorestown High School, Temple University (B.S. in Ed.), and Drew Theological Seminary (M. Div.). After graduation he served for two years as Boys Work Secretary at the Rahway, N.J. YMCA. Moving west, he was appointed to the United Methodist Church in Shoshone, Idaho, where he and Lois Fischer were married. He continued serving Methodist Churches in Ashton, Gooding, Blackfoot in Idaho, and Tygh-Valley, Dufur and Talent in Oregon. He was the first Protestant Chaplain at the Oregon State Hospital at Pendleton and later chaplain at the Salem State Hospital. He and his wife founded the Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity and George served as first president. He was a life-time member of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Upon retirement he moved to the Willamette Lutheran Retirement Community where he served for many years as volunteer librarian. His hobbies were model railroading and model ship building. He is survived by a son Laurence of Birmingham, MI; a daughter Mea of Dallas, OR; a daughter Rebecca Bauen of Oakland, CA; two grandchildren, Jeremy and Vanessa; and one great-grandchild, Tyler. Preceding him in death were his wife Lois and daughter Adele. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 12, 3 p.m. at Willamette Lutheran Home, 7693 Wheatland Road N, Keizer. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen Funeral Home, with private interment at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

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George H. Allen

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March 12, 2011

I REMEMBER REV. ALLEN FROM HIS TIME OF SERVICE AT OSH. A DIFFICULT JOB REPRESENTING SUCH A VARIETY OF PROTESTANT PATIENT'S NEEDS. HE DESERVES TO REST IN GOD'S LOVE

March 9, 2011

Becky, Laurence,and Mea and Families,
Your folks left you quite a legacy of
service to the community. Lois was such an inspiration to many thru her UN work and UMW. She and Geoge were so socially conscious. George and Dave have 1 thing in common. They both started Habitat for Humanity in their communities. George was unique. I know you will have many memories of them to help you thru this difficult time. You were truly blest. Dave & Marcella Gentry

Staff of Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors

March 6, 2011

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

FROM THE FAMILY