|Birth: ||Aug. 23, 1916|
|Death: ||Jul. 22, 2010|
Glen Allen, 93, died July 22, 2010, after he chose to discontinue the dialysis that had sustained him for almost three years. As he has throughout his life, he showed great courage in dealing with his illness.
He was a devoted husband to Shirley for almost 69 years, and a beloved father to Sharon, Scott, and Mark. He is also survived by Scott's wife Inna and son Daniel and Mark's wife Susan.
Glen was born in Park City, Utah, on August 23, 1916. He was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Mary Allen, and his siblings Douglas, Edith, Josepha and Richard.
He graduated from West High School in 1933.
He served in the U.S. Army in New Guinea, Australia and the Philippines during World War II. After that Glen worked for the same truckline (Carbon Freight, later Rio Grande-Motorway) for more than 35 years. After his retirement, he had what amounted to a second career, playing golf with friends five days a week. He scored his age each year beginning when he was 77, had two holes-in-one, and continued playing regularly until he was 90.
He was famed among family and friends for his puzzle-solving ability, his grilled burgers, his joke-telling, and his integrity. He not only survived a difficult childhood, but converted many of its hardships into funny stories. This ability to find the humor in life is one of his greatest gifts to those of us left behind, along with his endless patience and his determination to be part of creating a safe, solid family life. We already miss him.
Graveside service Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Cemetery, 3401 S. Highland Dr.
Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
GPS (lat/lon): 40.69767, -111.8457
Created by: Chantel
Record added: Jul 28, 2010
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US ARMY WWII - You served our country faithfully. May we always cherish our freedom by honoring your memory. God bless you!|
Added: Jul. 28, 2010