Blaine Evans Allen, 68, of Haines, died Sept. 24, 2007, at his home.
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Visitations will be from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2625 Hughes Lane. The funeral will begin at noon. Vault interment will be at the Haines Cemetery after the service.
Blaine was born on March 29, 1939, at Ogden, Utah. He was the son of Louis and Merle Bracken Allen and the fifth of seven children.
He married the love of his life, Ann Searle Allen, on Oct. 13, 1956. Their marriage was later solemnized in the LDS Logan Temple. They were married for 51 wonderful years.
His presence here on Earth will be greatly missed, his family said. Blaine was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He will be remembered for his love of people, generosity, witty humor and strong dedication to his family. He was also known for his honesty, integrity, sincerity, respect, and fairness with others. He was an outstanding cattleman, rancher, farmer, poet, writer, and a master of helping others to believe in themselves and their dreams.
Blaine touched the lives of many people and all would agree that they are better off due to their association with him. Blaine was a friend to all; he never knew a stranger
Survivors include his wife, Ann Searle Allen of Haines; sons, Blaine Jr., and his wife, Linda of North Ogden, Utah, Brad Allen and his wife, June, of Haines, and Brandon Allen of Crestwood, Ky.; daughters, Shelley Hill, and her husband, Greg, of Bountiful, Utah, Shari Selander and her husband, Alan, of Carbondale, Ill., and Stephanie Allen of Haines; 23 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Reed, Louis, Jay and Frank Allen, and Merlene Rivera. Surviving siblings include Nedra Florence and Colleen Gallegos.
Memorial contributions may be made to the LDS Humanitarian Fund through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 27, 2007
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor