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James Taylor Allen

1944 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
James Taylor Allen Obituary
JAMES TAYLOR ALLEN James Taylor Allen, 71, passed on August 11th in Paradise. Jim was born on March 31, 1944 in Salinas, CA to Roy and Elizabeth Allen. He graduated from Salinas High School in 1962. He attended CalPoly SLO majoring in Agriculture and graduated in 1968. He married his high school sweetheart, Claire Nelson in 1966 in Salinas. They had one son Kenneth L. Allen. After graduation they relocated to Fresno where he accepted a position with Wilbur-Ellis Co. He worked for them for 25 years and retired in 1997. Jim and Claire relocated to Paradise CA to be closer to their son and family. Jim rejoined the Elks at the Paradise Lodge 2026 in 1999. He was very active in the Elks and held the positions of Inter-Guard and Loyal Knight. He also joined the Moose where he accepted the position of Wagon Master for their RV Club. Jim was active and enjoyed the sport of Sr. Softball for 11 seasons. Jim and Claire enjoyed traveling all around the world. They spent the last few years traveling in their RV. He is survived by his wife of 49 years Claire, his son Kenneth and daughter-in-law Patty. Sister Virginia Allen and grandchildren Stephen Harris and Hannah Allen. There will be a Memorial Service held at the Paradise Elk's Lodge on Saturday August 29, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Aug. 19, 2015
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