April 9, 1929 - July 19, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY Memorial services for Mr. Jay L. Allen, age 83, of Oklahoma City, will begin 10 a.m. on July 23, 2012, at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 2717 W. Hefner Rd., Oklahoma City. The Reverend Robert Rose will be officiating. The ceremony will also include other family and friends. Jay was born April 9, 1929, in Angola, Kansas, the son of Harry L. and Jessie Allen. He passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012, at Deaconess Hospital, Oklahoma City. Jay is survived by sisters, Shirley Jean Cooke and Ruth Elain Logan; daughter, Melanie Lucido and husband Michael Lucido, and grandsons, John Michael, Joseph, and Luke Lucido; and son, Brent Allen and wife Kelley. Jay was stricken with Polio at age 9 and lived his life as a great example of perseverance and courage. Jay was a friend of Bill Wilson and devoted over 30+ years to helping others and making a difference in other peoples' lives. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Western Club Foundation, 5207 N Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73118. "The best thing you can ever be in life is a good example."
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Published in The Oklahoman from July 21 to July 22, 2012