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Information for John F. "Jack" Allen
30 May, 1921
4 March, 1987
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
March, 1987
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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John Allen

     Services for John F. "Jack" Allen, 65, of Nampa, who died Wednesday, March 4, at the Nampa hospital, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa, with the Rev. Lowell Byall, pastor of the Nampa First United Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Chapel Rites will be conducted by the Nampa BPOE Lodge no. 1389.  Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
     Mr. Allen was born on May 30, 1921, in Nampa, to Hugh R. and Winnifred Allen.  He was reared and educated in Nampa, graduating from Nampa High School in 1940.  He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1940 and served during World War II.  He married Betty J. Nail in Denver Colo., on Jan. 7, 1943.  He was honorably discharged in 1945 and he returned to Nampa in 1946.  He began to apprentice under his father as a mason and worked in the masonry business for 40 years.  He worked on numerous churches, schools, and commercial buildings in Idaho, Oregon and Nevada.  He retired in 1983.  He was a member of the Nampa BPOE Lodge No. 1389 and the International Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Union.
     He is survived by his wife of Nampa; a son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Brenda Allen of Nampa; a daughter, Pam Johnson of Boise; a brother, Robert H. Allen of Long Beach, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Rex Allen of Lodi, Calif.; two grandsons; and one granddaughter.
     He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
     Memorials may be made to the Idaho Elks Rehabilitation Hospital, P.O. Box 1100, Boise, Idaho 83701, the Arthritis Foundation, Idaho Chapter, 700 Robbins Road, Suite 1, Boise, Idaho 83702 or to the Nampa First United Presbyterian Church, 400 Lake Lowell Ave., Nampa 83651 or flowers may be sent.