Everett was born on the Binford Ranch in Denair. He died at his home in Turlock after a courageous three-year battle with ALS. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandpa, and brother. Everett was the first of four children born to Everett Sr. and Beulah Allen.
Everett graduated from Denair schools and Modesto Junior College. After college he went into banking and was transferred to Merced, San Luis Obispo, and Delano before returning to Turlock as manager of Security
State Bank in Ceres. In 1956 he married Kay Wejmar and they had four children. In 1964 he joined his father and brother at Turlock Hardware, which later became Allen's Home Furnishings.
In 1984 he left the family business and went into real estate until his diagnosis with Lou Gehrig's disease in 2008. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Kay; his children Laura (Bob) Walters of Turlock, David Allen of Sonoma, Lisa (Bruce) Doerksen of Denair, and Kara Allen of Denair; his four grandchildren Ryan (Jen) Doerksen of Turlock, Chris Doerksen of Modesto, Shelby and Shaun Walters of Turlock; his brother E.L. "Duck" (Carol) Allen and his sister Lanita (Bob) Moen, both of Turlock; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Phyllis & Harry Johnson of Santa Cruz, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bruce and Jean Wejmar of Turlock; many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Gene Allen.
Everett was a wonderful family man with a winning smile and a great sense of humor - even in his last days he was joking with his hospice nurses. His passion was golf and his family. Prior to his illness, Everett spent many years singing in church as a soloist, in men's quartets and with the choir. He loved to take his RV camping with family and friends with their destination usually being the Santa Cruz coast. In his younger years he spent his free time boating or happily riding his motorcycle with close friends. He was a member of Crossroads Church and SIR (Sons in Retirement). The family would like to thank Hospice of Emanuel nurses for the loving care they showed Everett throughout his illness. We treasure the memories of his loving example of loyalty and devotion to his family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 24 from 3:00-7:00pm at Allen Mortuary.
Services will be on Thursday, August 25 at 11:00am at Crossroads Church in Turlock. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice of Emanuel, PO Box 819005, Turlock CA 95381, or Mt. Hermon Christian Conference Assoc., PO Box 413, Mt. Hermon CA 95041. Allen Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Please leave memories and condolences at www.allenmortuary.com.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011