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Frank Walling Allen


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Frank W. Allen

Colorado Springs, CO - Frank Walling Allen died on February 20, 2018 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was eldest son on Ethan Newell Allen and Ruth Brown Allen, born December 17, 1927 in Chicago Illinois. In his youth he spent enjoyable summers with his grandparents in Colorado Springs after moving to Birmingham in 1933.

He graduated from Baldwin High school in Birmingham in 1945 and was drafted into the US Army Air Corps as a clerk for the duration of World War II. He graduated from University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Economics in 1950 and entered U of M Law School, graduating in 1952. He married his high school sweetheart Dorothy Lois Atkinson on March 4, 1950, and they lived in Royal Oak and Birmingham for 26 years, attending the Birmingham First United Methodist Church all that time. He practiced law with Dykema, Jones and Wheat after finishing law school in Detroit, Michigan until joining the legal staff of General Motors Corporation in 1953. His career with General Motors Corp. focused on safety, safety systems, and product liability. He retired from General Motors Corporation as Vice Counsel and head of product liability in 1986. After retiring he and his wife lived in Kona, Hawaii, Pagosa Springs, Colorado until settling in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1989. He was an avid duplicate bridge player, achieving silver life master status, enjoyed stamp collecting and he and Dorothy both enjoyed many world and United States travels.

He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Lois in 1997, his parents and a brother Phillip Brown Allen. He is survived by his four children Stephen (Andrea Trautman) Allen of Richland, Michigan: Thomas (Ethel Klimes) Allen of Ukiah, California; Nancy Higgins of Maui, Hawaii; and Barbara (Kirk Reichel) Springer of Aspen, Colorado. There are four grandchildren and a younger brother, Dr. George Leighton Allen of Rochester Minnesota, as well as his close friend Beverly Allen of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

His body was donated to science and later his remains will be buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs.



Published in Observer & Eccentric Newspapers on Mar. 4, 2018
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