|Birth: ||Apr. 29, 1929|
|Death: ||Sep. 25, 2003|
James Vern "Bear" Allen 1929-2003
James Vern Allen was born April 26, 1929 in Wallowa, Wallowa county, Oregon, the only child born to James Marion "Jimmie" Allen and Dora Mae (Hetrick) Allen.
After his father's death in 1937, his mother married his father's brother, Glenn B. "Cy" Allen. He had four half-siblings from this union; Grace Ann "Gracie" (Allen) Castell, Glenda Allen, Greg Allen and John Allen.
He was known as "Jim" or "Bear" by his friends. He spent much of his younger years hunting, fishing and enjoying the great outdoors.
He worked as a mechanic for 18 years for Herberd Bates in Wallowa, then at Boise Cascade on the road crew.
James married Sally "Alice" Lathrop, the daughter of Louis Virgil Lathrop and Hazel Alice (West) Lathrop.
The became the parents to five children; Donna (Allen) Cochrane, Edward Jess Allen, James Ronald Allen, Randy Allen and Chris Allen.
James passed away on September 25, 2003 in Yoncalla, Douglas county, Oregon and was laid to rest November 5, 2003 in graveside services at the Lostine Cemetery, outside Lostine, Wallowa county, Oregon.
James Marion Cornelius Allen (1906 - 1937)
Dora Mae Hetrick Allen (1912 - 2012)
Plot: Section 4, Lot 39, Grave 4
Created by: Michelle Drayton-Fisher
Record added: Apr 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51003456