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James LaVern Allen
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Birth: Jun. 4, 1925
Death: Nov. 21, 2008

James LaVern Allen, 83, formerly of Idaho Falls, passed away Nov. 21, 2008, at his home in Mesa, Ariz.

He was born June 4, 1925, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to James Allen and Etta Waters Allen. He grew up and attended schools in the area. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

On June 7, 1945, he married Helen Tippits Allen in Idaho Falls. Their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple in August 1963. He worked as a crane operator for 21 years at Westinghouse. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in the Scouting program, as executive secretary and for seven years was a temple worker. He also took care of the ward building for several years. LaVern enjoyed motorcycle riding, growing raspberries and tomatoes and being in the outdoors. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his children, Juanita (Randy) Carter of Shingletown, Calif., Jackie Oversen of Mesa, Ariz., and Gayle "Skip" (Tammy) Allen and Dee (Lori) Allen, both of Idaho Falls; siblings, Keith (Joyce) Allen of Huntsville, Ala., Wayne (Dorothy) Allen of Largo, Fla., Dale (Geri) Allen of Mountain Home, Ark., Carl (Delsa) Allen of Pocatello, Lester (Linda) Allen and Venla (Jim) Mower, both of Idaho Falls, Ann (Lynn) Aldous of Salmon, Ruby Johnson of Pinellas Park, Fla., Janeal (Denny) Wilcox of Eagle and Sherri (Wade) Gardner of Iona; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; a son, James Henry Allen; two brothers, Lyle Allen and Theo Allen; two stepbrothers, Marlon Gardner and Norman Gardner; and a sister, Blanche Staggie.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Idaho Falls LDS 2nd Ward, 885 S. Boulevard, with Bishop Pete Demitropoulos officiating. The family will visit with friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave., and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday prior to services at the church.

Burial will be in Iona Cemetery with military rites by the Bonneville County Veterans Team and Idaho Honor Guard. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Family links: 
  James Steward Allen (1902 - 1952)
  Etta Almira Waters Gardner (1905 - 1997)
  Helen Tippetts Allen (1926 - 1998)*
  James Henry Allen (1956 - 2003)*
  James LaVern Allen (1925 - 2008)
  Lyle George Allen (1926 - 1987)*
  Theo Clarence Allen (1938 - 1938)*
*Calculated relationship
Iona Cemetery
Bonneville County
Idaho, USA
Created by: Byron & Mable Ramseyer Z...
Record added: Apr 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36336921
James LaVern Allen
Added by: Sherry Hess
James LaVern Allen
Added by: Diane Kron Van Orden
James LaVern Allen
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- Sherry Hess
 Added: Jul. 5, 2010

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