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October 7, 1935 – September 16, 2018

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Obituary for Richard Allen

Richard Allen, 82, of Lebanon, died Sunday at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.
Richard was born October 7, 1935 to Isabelle Lucille Arias in Glendale, California. He was raised in Fullerton, California by his Grandmother Marie Arias after his mother passed when he was 14 years old.
Richard served in the National Guard in 1956, and the US Army Infantry as a young man, stationed in Germany until 1958.
Richard met the love of his life, Anita Carter in June 1954, they were high school sweethearts and married on April 3, 1959 in Anaheim, California. Richard was working as a baker at the time so he was thrilled and proud to make their wedding cake. He later worked for Chiksan Corp as a machinist before going into construction as a union carpenter.
They resided in Fullerton, Brea, and Anaheim before moving to the Oregon in 1967 to live on the farm he was so proud of on Upper Berlin Drive. He continued working as a union carpenter for a few years prior to starting his own contracting business. Richard was always a hard worker loved the camaraderie of his crew and fellow tradesmen but reluctantly retired in 2004. He considered his work his fun time and tried retiring twice before that, he didn't want to give up his 3 digit Contractors number.
Richard and Anita together built a home on their 120 acre farm, raised cattle and various other farm animals, and later operated a tree farm. He loved watching his kid’s sports and 4-H events, coaching women's softball, as well as playing Snooker, especially with his best friend Ed Casterline. He always liked helping other people and worked with Anita on many volunteer projects for 30 years, he was thrilled when he was made an honorary member of Altrusa for all the help he gave them, many years before men could be members.
Richard is survived by his wife Anita of Lebanon, children Melody Sarkies (Michael) of Seattle, WA, Amber Allen of Playa Vista, CA and Richard Allen (Jennifer Fields) of Denver, CO, and much loved granddaughter Isabella Sarkies, cousins Judy (Joe) Richards of Petaluma, CA, Irene (Sal) Contreras of Daly City, CA and Karen (Jim) Howe of Mesa AZ.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, September 28, at the Lebanon IOOF Cemetery.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Operation Smile or Alzheimer's Association and sent to Huston-Jost Funeral Home. 86 W Grant St, Lebanon OR 97355.

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Service Information

Friday, September 28th, 2018 2:00pm
Graveside at the Lebanon I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Location Information
1/4 mile north of Samaritan Lebanon Community Hosp on Hwy 20. From Hwy 20 Turn on to Cemetery Road at Pacific Pride Gas Station. Follow road into Cemetery. Cemetery has no street address.
Service Extra Info
A reception will follow the service at Santiam Place, 139 S. Main St., Lebanon, Oregon 97355.

Interment Information

Lebanon I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Hwy 20 & Cemetery Road
Lebanon, OR 97355