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JOHN ALLEN John McGee Allen, 83, beloved father, brother and grandfather, peacefully passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Las Vegas. John was born in 1930, in Salt Lake City. His family later moved to Idaho Falls, Iadho, where he graduated from Idaho Falls High School in 1949. John served faithfully as a medic in the U.S. Army, having been deployed to Germany. Upon returning home, he graduated from the University of Utah, with a bachelor's of science in 1956. He met and married his sweetheart, Tove, there in Salt Lake City. The two of them eventually moved to Las Vegas, where he took up a career as a stock broker and real estate appraiser. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at age 50 and served diligently in both the Francisco Park ward and the LDS Temple. In his prime, John enjoyed football, skiing, tennis, fishing and golf. He continued to play tennis into his later years and even past the age of 80, he could still outplay those half his age or younger. John was well-known for his witty sense of humor. John was preceded in death by his wife, Tove Willwstrup Allen. He is lovingly remembered by his brother, Stephen F. Allen (Doneda) of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; son, John W. Allen (Denise) of Houston; and daugthers, Julie Pruitt (Roger) of Houston and Cathy Allen (Randy) of Las Vegas. He leaves a legacy of 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1925 Palora, Las Vegas.
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