Ronald E. Allen, son of the late
Nadine and Barton (Clell) Allen, was born in Tracy, California
on July 30, 1943. He departed this life on February 18, 2017 in
Somerset, KY at the age of 73.
He started his
life with notoriety, as he was the biggest baby born at the
county hospital, 13 lbs and 15 oz. His family talked about that
all of his life. He went on to be his 4th
grade marble champ, and then lettered in four sports in high
school. His hard work in sports earned him the Athlete of the
Year blanket, given each year by his high school. He went on to
play sports as a young adult, and his teams achieved many
He went to work for Sandia National
Laboratories in Livermore, CA at the tender age of 18, and he
stayed for 35 years, at which time he retired to raise his young
son, and spoil his wife. Early in his time at Sandia, Ron was
drafted into the Army, and spent two years in service in Vietnam
Survivors include his wife of 36
years, Gayle, one brother, Johnny (and Barbara) of Colorado, one
daughter, Karrie King of CA, and one son, Taylor Allen, serving
in the U.S. Navy; one uncle and aunt, Lawrence (and Wanda) of
CA, one sister-in-law, Judy, of CA, niece Mary of CA, three
nephews, Tom (Rene), Tim (Chrissy) and Scott (Gina) all of CA;
three cousins, Cheryl (Ron) Reich, Nelda Cardoza, both of CA and
Alanna (Blackie) of Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, younger brother, Jimmie, and several aunts and uncles.
A memorial service will be held in
In lieu of flowers the family
requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home, Somerset,
KY is in charge of the arrangements.