Allen, Karlton Howard
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Karlton "Karl" H. Allen went to be with the Lord on June 26, 2012 while at home in Phoenix, AZ after a courageous battle with cancer. He entered the world on June 20, 1962 in Seattle, WA to Gerald and Phyllis Allen. Karl grew up in Marysville, WA with his sister Kristina and brother Kevin. He graduated from Marysville-Pilchuck High School in 1980. Karl continued his education at Linfield College in OR where he was a resident of his fraternity, Delta Psi Delta, and a member of the singing group Kyrios. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphics Design. He later sought out additional training at Renton Voc-Tech and eventually obtained his ASE Master Technician Certification. He married Linda (Casteel) Allen on June 2, 1990 in Everett, WA. Karl lived and worked in Antioch, CA for 5 years and then returned with his family to Everett, WA in 1995. In 2004, he and his family relocated to Phoenix, AZ. Karl was employed with US Airways as a Team Lead in the GSE Department until March 1, 2012 when he resigned due to his illness. He enjoyed being a student of WWII history, airplanes and cars. He was also involved in the community feeding the homeless and participating with activities involving a battered women's shelter. Karl is survived by his devoted wife, Linda, children Tamie Casteel, Anthony Casteel and Brittany Allen, his parents Jerry and Phyllis Allen of Marysville, sister Kristina Haight (Mark) of Bothell, brother Kevin Allen (Becky) of Arlington and extended family. There will be a memorial service on July 21, 2012 at Palmcroft Baptist Church 15825 N 35th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85053 602-863-0945 @11:00 a.m. For details on Karl's journey with cancer you may log onto caringbridge.com and type in karlallen (no space). Arrangements entrusted to Phoenix Memorial Park & Mortuary.
Published in The Arizona Republic on July 15, 2012