RICHARD LEE “DICK” ALLEN
August 22, 1933 – November 23, 2020
Born in Colton, CA to Arthur and Mary Allen. Dick grew up in the Ontario/Pomona, CA, area. He graduated from Pomona High School, class of 1952. After graduation, he enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps, serving in Japan and Korea. Corporal (E-4) Allen was honorably discharged on May 16, 1955.
Dick’s passion was in body and paint where he attained the title of “Master” in the field. He spent 65 years doing what he loved. He loved classic cars, especially his 1937 Chevy he built from the “frame up”. He enjoyed attending local car shows where he won numerous awards for his ‘37.
Left to honor his memory is his beloved wife of 39 years, Sally, and children: Michael Allen of Arizona, Terry Bradley of Iowa, Tom Allen, Dan Allen, and Dora Chapman of California, and Holly Adolphsen of Idaho. Dick also leaves behind eleven grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many classic car and hot rod friends.
A private committal with military honors will be held at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.
To watch the service, please visit https://vimeo.com/488202562
Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.
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