December 28 1925 October 24 2019 (age 93)
James B. Allen, Jr. December 28, 1925 ~ October 24, 2019 RIVERDALE–James B. Allen, Jr., 93, peacefully left this earth while under the care of his sons at his own home on Thursday, October 24, 2019. He was born on a homestead farm on December 28, 1925 near Burley, Idaho, the son of Alice Cushion and James Bird Allen. He fell behind in his schooling due to pneumonia. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was trained as a Radarman Third Class and a landing craft machine gunner and signalman from 1944 to 1946 on the USS Botetourt. James was called to serve in the Palestine Syrian Mission. After 18 months the mission was closed due to safety concerns. He finished serving in the British Mission working in Peterborough, England. He graduated from BYU and U of U with degrees in Education and was both a teacher and principal in Ogden. While being an educator, James and his brother Willard planned and built apartments, a service station, a restaurant and a home for their parents. James married his sweetheart, Dorine Dugmore, in the Manti LDS Temple on June 15, 1963 and went on a honeymoon around the world. He was devoted to God, family, country, education, friends, and trying to help his four noisy boys successfully harvest a deer during hunting season. He had faith in God and a work ethic like no other. Throughout his life he could usually outwork all of his sons combined on countless “projects” and was a creative inventor using his resources to make do as his family did during the Great Depression. James was fiercely loyal to his wife and family and instilled devotion to God, family, and country in all he met. He was a simplistic problem solver, smart and very successful, but humbly gave the credit to God for these successes. “From poverty to prosperity with the guidance of the Holy Ghost” is a quote he often used to describe his life. James was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a rock solid testimony of the gospel to the end. He led a long, happy, positive life admonishing others to “Carry on, carry on, carry on!” Surviving are his sons James (Arlette), Craig (Denice) Eric Todd (Cindy) and Rick; three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd. Order Video Slideshow favorite_border Donations Pledges
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of James B Allen Jr December 28 1925 October 24 2019 (age 93).
Death notice for the town of: Clearfield, state: Utah