Allen Clifford Barrett, born Oct. 26, 1926, passed away on Sept. 6, 2013, at the age of 86. He was greeted at the gates of heaven by his parents Albert and Ora Barrett, eight of his brothers and two sisters Francis, Winnie, Clifford, Eugene, Lewis, Irvin, Marvin, twin brother Clinton, Harold and Edward.
He is survived by his wife Opal, three children, five grandchildren and two brothers Lenin and Herbert.
He was raised in times of great perils and hardship. His father and mother came to Oregon on a covered wagon up the Applegate Trail and homesteaded in the Round Lake area near Keno, Ore., with their three oldest children.
By the time he was 17, World War II had started and, like most boys at that time, joined the military. Allen almost died at boot camp of pneumonia, but because of the new wonder drug of its day, penicillin, he was able to survive.
He was one of eight brothers who all joined in the war effort. Through the grace of God, all of his brothers and himself dodged the fate of so many World War II brethren.
In 1951 after returning from the war, he married Opal Nielsen. They raised four children Allen Barrett Jr., deceased, and Helen (Ed) Hager, Niel Barrett and Mary (Paul) Hope of Klamath Falls. His grandchildren are Laurie Litwin of Orange City, Calif., Julie Cannon of Nashville, Tony and Mason Aspera of Klamath Falls, and Brenna Aspera of San Diego, and his great-grandson Ethan.
Allen went to work at Weyerhaeuser Co., a year before the war broke out and retired after 44 years of service.
He loved hunting and fishing and spent many hours driving the back roads near and around the Klamath Basin.
He will be greatly missed.
Funeral arrangements will be made by Ward's Klamath Funeral Home.
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