In loving memory of Christopher Edward Allen, who passed away at age 45 on May 22, 2013 of cancer. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him, especially his mother Cari Allen, father and stepmother Alan and Anda Allen, sister Lauren Clarkson (Donn), and brothers Matthew and Andrew Allen (Sara). Chris spent most of his life surrounded by the beauty of Santa Barbara. All who knew him admire and respect his strength and courage in facing life's challenges. A private gathering to celebrate the memory of Chris will be held at sea. We recognize that the power of love, as expressed through family and friends, is what matters most and we find comfort in this. Chris - you are loved beyond words!