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Karlton "Karl" H. AllenKarlton "Karl" H. Allen went to be with the Lord on June 26, 2012 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 where he was a resident of his fraternity, Delta Psi Delta - 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 five years and then returned with his family to Everett, WA in 1995. He and his family lived here until 2004 when they relocated to Phoenix, AZ. Karl was employed with US Airways as Team Lead until March 1, 2012 when he resigned due to his illness. He enjoyed being a student of WWII, 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 (fiancée, Lindsey), and Brittany Allen; his parents, Gerald "Jerry" and Phyllis Allen of Marysville, WA; sister, Kristina Haight (Mark) of Bothell, WA; brother, Kevin Allen (Becky) of Arlington, WA, and extended family.
A celebration of Karl's life will be held Sunday, July 8, 2012, 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 1616 Pacific Ave., Everett. Visitation will also be held on Sunday from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. at Purdy & Walters with Cassidy, 1702 Pacific Ave., Everett, 425-252-2191.
For details on Karl's journey with cancer you may log onto caringbridge.com and type in karlallen (no space).
Published in The Herald (Everett) on July 4, 2012