|Birth: ||Nov. 3, 1942|
|Death: ||Dec. 6, 2009|
BURLEY - Cleve Max Allen "Max" passed away in his sleep Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, in Mountain Home, Idaho, at the age of 67.
He was born Nov. 3, 1942, in Burley, Idaho, the son of Cleve E. and Adine Hinkley Allen. He attended school in Burley and graduated from Burley High in 1961.
Max became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at age 19. A year later, he served a mission in Mexico City, Mexico, where he learned to love the language and the people. He married Louann Ross (deceased) of Roosevelt in 1969, with whom he had six children.
He met and fell in love with his adoring wife, Lynda V. Jacobs long after his divorce from Louann. She became a wonderful addition to the Allen family when they married in the Salt Lake Temple on Oct. 14, 1988.
He is survived by his wife, Lynda; his children, Max Tracy (Candice) Allen, Andrea (Robert) Vlaanderen, Amber Adine Allen, Jory Cleve Allen, Heatherlyn Allen Andrade and Aaron Joseph Allen; stepsons, DB (Sandy) Long and Michael N. (Kerrie) Long. He is survived by his brothers, Jerry D. (Kathy) Allen of Pennsylvania and Bill G. Allen of Burley. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren, Christopher Max Allen; Jessica, Trever, Jacob, Thomas and Christina Vlaanderen; Merecia, Treysean, Marquise, Jazlyn and Raegan Allen; BreAnna, Samantha and Tabitha Long; and Garrett, Ric, Aubrey, Kaylee and Dylan Long; as well as many nieces and nephews. Last but certainly not least, Max is survived by his adoring dog, Ginger. Max was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Kay E. Lee; his former wife, Louann Ross Allen Bindrup; and his grandson, Marquel Ross Allen.
He attended Brigham Young University, where he completed his bachelor's degree in education in the fields of Spanish and psychology. Later, he earned his master's degree in instructional technology and media at Utah State University in Logan, Utah.
Max retired from Minico High School in Paul, Idaho, where he taught Spanish, including AP Spanish and concurrent enrollment for 10 years. Previously, he taught more than 30 years in the Logan City School District. He was a leader and introduced new and more effective methods of teaching Spanish.
During summer breaks, he looked forward to taking his high school students to Mexico or Spain, where many lasting friendships were formed. He loved teaching kids and sharing in their exploration of different cultures. He touched the lives of countless students during his years of teaching. He was an avid reader and was rarely seen without a book. He loved collecting coins, trains and books. He faithfully served in many ward and stake callings for the LDS church throughout his lifetime.
Max was a gentle soul. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all who knew him. He was a great man and was loved and admired by many. He lived his life through example. He was a strong support to his family and, even when he didn't agree with choices his children made, he was always there with his support. He was a sweet, caring, thoughtful, forgiving man who loved his family more than anything in the world.
He didn't always have a lot to say - sometimes he didn't have to say anything at all, his presence was enough. He was loved by family, friends and students and will be missed by all. One of his students said it best: "The world is a little worse off with him gone." He will forever remain in our hearts and we know his sweet spirit will guide us through, just as he did while he was here physically.
Viewings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, and at noon Saturday, Dec. 12, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Burley 7th Ward building, 2200 Oakley Ave. The service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, the Burley LDS 7th Ward Church. Bishop Steve Garn will be officiating. Internment will follow immediately at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Burley. Arrangements are under the direction of Hansen-Mortuary in Burley.
Cleve Edward Allen (1914 - 2001)
Myrtle Adine Hinkley Allen (1913 - 1988)
Louann Ross Bindrup (1948 - 1997)
Cleve Max Allen (1942 - 2009)
Bill Gene Allen (1943 - 2010)**
Pleasant View Cemetery
Created by: S PRICE Nance
Record added: Dec 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45352556