Robert George Allen
May 17, 1921 – June 20, 2014
“The Greatest Generation” is one less with the passing away of Robert G. Allen of Ventura, California. He was born May 17, 1921 in Kilmore, Nebraska, and went to be with the Lord June 20, 2014, he was 93. He was the son of William and Ruth Pedersen. Robert moved to Ventura in 1961. He began working in the maintenance department of Ventura county General Hospital. He met his future wife and was approached to begin a new career as a Ventura County Deputy Coroner. Robert graduated at the top of his class and served the county for ten years. After being place on permanent disability he continued to serve his neighborhood by providing various solutions to a multitude of odd jobs. Due to his help and service to others he was affectionately called “Hizzonor” of Baker, California and Ventura Avenues. He was a builder, cabinet maker, truck driver, over the road bus driver and business man during his lifetime. He was successful in all of these areas.
During WWII Mr. Allen received the rank of E6 in the United States Army. He was involved in securing the beaches at Normandy as was in the liberation of France. He served as part of a Motor Squad carrying classified weaponry. At one point in his career he drove General George Patton. He was honorably discharged in 1944. He and his wife “Mickey” were active members of the VFW. Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years Armanda Bell Allen; brothers, Eugene Allen and William “Bill” Pedersen, and sister’s Mary Burnham and Marie Lesiko. He is survived by sons; Ron (wife Barbara) Allen and Ken (wife Luz) Allen; daughters, Betty Loving, Shirley Wood and Nancy (husband Tom) Harris; 20 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, 35 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild. He will be missed by family and friends.
“But I would not have you to be ignorant brethren, concerning them which are asleep; that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope (1 Thessalonians 4:13).
A time of visitation will be held at Charles Carroll Funeral Home, Tuesday, June 24 from 1-3 with a service from 3-4pm.
Arrangements under the direction of Charles Carroll Funeral Home, Ventura, CA.
Robert George Allen
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July 3, 2014
I am so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. I have fond memories of the good times we had camping at Lake Casitas, trips that we took together, etc. He will be greatly missed. Mickey and Bob were a great couple. Very loving and now they are together again.
July 1, 2014
Bob was a wonderful neighbor, always helpful and with a smile as big as all outdoors. He will be will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Gayle Van Scoy
June 24, 2014
Ron and Ken,
I grieve with you in the homegoing of your dad. I know he meant much to both of you and am praying that the Lord will give you the peace and grace in the coming days. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." Love, Your Sis, Gayle
Isabelle The Cat Doctor
June 24, 2014
With deep sympathy Robert "Bob" will be missed dearly by The Cat Doctor, He was such a sweet spirited man with a wonderful sense of humor. He always brought such happiness to a long day here. Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.