Blessed Prayers and thoughts. I knew Allen Derr back in the 90's working for the Juvenile Court. I highly respected him as an Attorney. May you rest in peace for all eternity.
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Allen, was a true gentleman and scholar. Our sympathy on his passing to his wife and family. We met him a couple of times and will never forget what a class-act he was. May he rest in peace.
Judy: Know that the Andersens and Whipkeys are thinking of you and Allen. It is always such mixture of feelings when someone passes, with Allen the feelings are so positive. We always felt Allen was such a gentleman with soul and heart that We enjoyed everytime we saw each other. Professionally he was at the top and it was nice to know someone of his caliber was at your right hand whether he was working for you individually or his public service. He will be missed.
Rudy and Pat
I only knew Allen for a short time, but what an impact he and Judy made. I remember asking Judy 'Where's Allen?' as we moved them into their apartment. She said ' He still goes to work everyday.' What an amazing, dedicated, superstar of a man! After listening to only ten minutes of highlights of his life, I remember wishing that I'd only taken a few more short moments to experience his presence. R.I.P. Allen. You are Legend
To Judy and all Allen's family: You have my sincere condolences on Allen's passing. He was a hero to many, including me. I hope you find comfort in your memories of this wonderful man and in the certain knowledge that he left a great and lasting legacy. I will always cherish his friendship, and I will miss him very much.
Judy: I only met Allen once...in the airport, I believe, but he must have been a wonderful man! A good Democrat which this state in particular will miss profoundly! I'm sincerely sorry for his passing!
Mr. Derr was a dear friend of my grandparents. I am honored to have had the chance to meet him,and also listen to his valuable advice on many occasions. You will be greatly missed.
He was a great man, and did so much for my family. I thank his memory and will remember him forever.
Dear Judy, and all of Allen's family, my deepest sympathy for your loss. Allen was a good friend to my whole family, the Carrol and Charlotte Valentines. He was kind, intelligent and a man of high integrity, who always was there to help. He will be greatly missed.
Dear Judy and family,
I am so very, very, sorry for your loss
of this kind, gentle man. His loving, calm manner will be remembered by many
of us. I am so glad I got to know this
wonderful man. He will be missed by all
Love, Patty Hirai Inouye
Allen was my familys attorney 4 generations representated by him! He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. Our condolennces to those who loved and will miss him.
Allen was my father. I can't imagine life without his presence but I hope he will remain always with me--in my heart. He was such a quiet and unassuming man. You would never have known what a full and meaningful life he led but he seemed to know people everywhere he went and people seemed to gravitate toward him. He just had a calming effect on people. What a gift he had! He was a great communicator and a defender of the people--regardless of their gender or lot in life. He once told me he hadn't really thought of himself as a woman's rights activist, he just agreed that Sally Reed had been treated unfairly by the Courts and THAT was why he took on her case. The national interest just picked up steam as the case progressed. It was the whole principal of the situation that got to him! Several attorneys had turned her down before she came to my dad. Noone knew it but, Sally Reed was left alone in her final years. She had no family to see or visit her. My dad made sure to visit her in the nursing home every week to make sure she was okay until she died. He did it because he cared about her. Not because he thought anyone was watching THAT speaks volumes to me about the kind of man he was.
Dearest Judy & family, The world has lost a great man who will never be forgotten. He has left a stellar legacy that will last forever. He was such a great husband and grandfather and a wonderful friend. We hope he realized the infinite number of people whose lives he enriched in serving our country. We were so blessed and privileged to have him as our friend. May your cherished, happy, memories of the extraordinary life you shared together help sustain you at this most difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers always. With our deepest Sympathy,
I thank God that I knew Allen and could call him friend. He was such a gentle giant of a man. He always had a kind word for me and others. I knew him for years without knowing of his great stature. As I sit and look at my DAYS of DESTINY copy with his and Sally Reed's signatures, I realize how much richer my life is because I knew the "Honorable Mr. Derr," and I could call him friend.
I remember when you would visit the house at homecoming, etc. You'll be missed.
TKE, Alpha Delta - 878
Karin and I first met Allen under a picnic bench at a fundraiser in McCall--in the rain. He was a wonderful, unassuming gentleman with a sharp wit. Only later did we learn about his monumental achievements in the law.
We send Judy and Allen's family our heartfelt sympathy.
Jim and Karin Thompson
Judy – my condolences on Allen's passing. He was an amazing man and I feel privileged to have known him.
I've only worked with Allen professionally and I always found him to be kind, honest, and humble. He was someone I trusted, admired and respected. I am so sorry to hear about his passing. His family, friends, and the legal community lost a great man. He will be missed.
I will leave the light "on" for you, Dad! Happy father's day!!
No more pain or worries for you.
Love always, Sandy (daughter)
Allen Derr was my father. I loved him more than he could know. I knew him to be a kind and gentle man who stood up for what he believed was right. I will never forget him as long as I live.
Rest in peace, Daddy!
Judy, when I think of Allen the definition of "gentleman" comes to mind. Wish we had one more dinner date with you two.
Please accept my condolences. Matthew 5:4.
Judy, I am sorry for your loss. I will forever remember the dinner you invited Hilary and I too when I first met Allen. Our thoughts are with you and the rest of your family.
What a dear, inspiring, man. Each time I encountered Allen I came away feeling the richer for it. To his family, I am sorry that he has left you, but what a pleasure it must have been to have him with you all these years.
I dont think I truly understood the milestone that case really was to all American women. Thank you Mr. Derr! My condolences to his family.
I will miss you Allen.
Kim E. Derr ( Allen is my Uncle).
We will surely miss you. Gods speed. Are thoughts and prayers are with those left behind.
Thoughts of sympathy to each of you for your loss of Allen. May you trust in the God of the living, for they are all living to him. Luke 20:38
My thoughts are with you Judy, bless you and your family. Twig
I am Allen's 15-month younger brother in Florida. Farewell and take heart in having lived a good and full life.
"Do not go gentle into that good night,
rage, rage against the dying of the light"
John P Derr
in God's care rest in peace
I am so sorry to hear of Alan's death. I know that you will miss him terribly. My thoughts are with you.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.