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Tom Allen

March 31, 1943 - June 9, 2021


Tom  AllenGordon T. (Tom) Allen passed away peacefully on June 9th, 2021 at the age of 78 years old. Tom was born on March 31, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois to Sam and Alma Allen.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Dave Allen, and survived by his sister, Mary Maine, his six children, Tommy (Judy) Allen, Amy Allen, Katy (Todd) Coffelt, Tarn (Cory) Meisch, Britt Allen, and Andy (Meara) Allen, and five grandchildren, Abigail Tobin, Flannery Ho, Mercy Allen, Adelaide Coffelt, and Tanner Coffelt.
 
He served in the Marines and attended the U.S. Naval Academy before having a long and fulfilling career that took him all over the world. He worked in the aerospace industry for over 40 years before retiring from Selmet, Inc. in Albany, Oregon, where he served as CEO until his retirement in 2012.
 
He enjoyed spending his time backpacking, mountain climbing, skiing, golfing, and watching all sports. He rooted for the Seattle Mariners every night.
 
In lieu of a service, his wishes were to have his ashes spread where he used to backpack at Mt. Jefferson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Union Gospel Mission of Salem, Oregon in his honor.

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Tommy, Amy, Katy, Tarn, Britt, and Andy:
We were so sorry to hear your dad died.  We loved him very much and we kept in touch by phone.  We will miss that very much!  Please know we love you and you are in our prayers.
Love, 
Mary Lynn Allen Maine and children, Cindy and Jeff