|Birth: ||Jul. 31, 1914|
|Death: ||May 7, 2011|
ALLEN, LEONARD BROOKS Leonard Brooks Allen, age 96, died on May 7, 2011 at his home in La Jolla. Leonard was born July 31, 1914, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He graduated from University of Oklahoma, in Norman, Oklahoma, June 1937 with a BS in Aeronautical Engineering. Leonard met his bride-to-be, Martha Gus Mathis, in seventh grade carrying her books home from school. After his college graduation they married and moved to San Diego. Leonard and Martha were married 57 years, until her death in 1994. World War II interrupted his career at Solar Aircraft. During the war he served in the Army Air Corps and rose to the rank of Major. In 1946, Leonard returned to Solar eventually becoming Assistant to Vice President, Operations. He later joined Chemtronics in El Cajon as Executive Vice President for Production until his retirement. Leonard and Martha loved to travel and did so extensively throughout their marriage. He loved trains - big or small, he was an accomplished artist and had amazing penmanship. Leonard was involved with numerous charitable and cultural organizations including the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Symphony, La Jolla Chamber Music Society, San Diego Opera, and Lamb's Players Theater. He was a member of the San Diego Yacht Club for 60 years. Leonard is survived by his son, Leonard Brooks Allen, Jr. (San Diego), his daughter-in-law, Diane Lea Allen (San Diego), his two granddaughters, Dr. Hillary Brooks Allen Kissick (Olympia,WA) and Jennifer Marie Leone (San Diego), his grandson-in-law Terry A. Kissick (Olympia, WA) and his two four-year-old great-grand-daughters Emerson Brooks Kissick, (Olympia, WA) and Isabella Skye Leone (San Diego). In 2005, at age 90, Leonard moved to Pacific Regents in La Jolla. His best friend Gemma Venard lived on the 7th floor and Leonard lived on the 16th floor. They visited with each other every evening until Gemma's death only a few weeks ago on April 16th. In his later years, Leonard was excellently watched over by his wonderful caregiver, Theresa Quindiagan, and her dedicated crew. Leonard's life will be celebrated by his family in a private ceremony. His ashes will be interred at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery with those of his beloved wife. In remembrance, donations may be made to San Diego Hospice.
Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on May 22, 2011
Martha Mathis Allen (1915 - 1994)*
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego County
Plot: Sec. CBI, Row 2, Site 244
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Record added: May 25, 2011
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