|Birth: ||Jul. 2, 1916|
|Death: ||May 1, 2008|
Obituaries: The Rev. Albert Edward Allen
July 2, 1916 – May 1, 2008
Albert (Bert) Allen was born on July 2, 1916, in Woburn, Mass. He died at his home in Portland on May 1, 2008.
At age 10, he moved with his family from Massachusetts to Seattle, Wash. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Seattle and attended the University of Washington. While working in Bend, he met Helen Christine Tapken. They married in Bend in October 1941.
After serving in the Army during World War II, he began his studies for the ordained ministry. He was ordained a priest of the Episcopal Church. He served at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Canyon City, St. Mark's Church in Hood River, St. Elizabeth's Church in Burien, Wash. and Church of the Ascension in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Following retirement, he served in various places and roles in the Diocese of Oregon, with his last as the priest-in-residence at St. Bartholomew's in Beaverton, from 1988 until his death.
Rev. Allen was the author of two published books, "On Wooden Wings" and "Mission Accomplished: The Life of Rueben Denton Nevius." He was finishing his book, "Only on Sundays" at the time of his death.
Survivors include his children, Warner (Bonnie); The Rev. Mark (Nancy); The Rev. Mary; Elizabeth (Duane Kilian) Allen; and Rosemary Helou; and his grandchildren, Alexander; Benjamin; Emilia (Oliver Smith); Abigail; Tessa; Hannah Allen; Noah, Elijah and Miriam Kilian; Alexandra (Justin Cole); and Tarek (Sarah) Helou.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Helen Allen; his son Raja Helou; and his daughter, Christine Allen.
A service to celebrate his life will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 11265 SW Cabot Street in Beaverton.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be sent to Ascension School Camp and Conference Center, P.O. Box 278, Cove, OR, 97824, or to Church Divinity School of the Pacific, 2451 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA, 94709-1217. (Blue Mountain Eagle newspaper, John Day, Oregon)
Specifically: Possibly buried in Portland, Oregon
Created by: Pam R.
Record added: Feb 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33475192
Added: Oct. 3, 2010