After a short illness, Michael Joseph Allen passed away on Nov. 9, 2012 of cancer at the age of 63. Mike was born and raised in Jackson, Mich., he later graduated from Western State College in Gunnison, Colo. After college he spent 6 years in Nepal with the Peace Corp; then in Saudi Arabia for 7 yrs as an Administrator for Aguta Helicopter. While in S.A., he met and married Kathryn Shinn of Lodi, who was working as a Nurse at Al Hada Hospital in Taif, S.A. After completing their contracts they moved back to the U.S. and settled in Davis, Ca. where their daughter Leah was born. Mike decided not to teach and became "your favorite tax man", an enrolled agent. His greatest joy was playing darts, and he was a real pro at it. He will always be remembered as one of the kindest and thoughtful people to anyone who knew him. He leaves 3 sisters in Michigan: Jean Sharlow, Michelle Jacobs and Kelly Benn, his parents Jane Ferguson & Harry James Allen preceded him. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sat., Dec. 1, 2012 at 1715 Anderson Rd., Davis. Ca.
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Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2012