On the rainy morning of September 21, 2014 our loving husband, dad, son, brother and friend, Robert “Bob” Leo Allen, 64, passed peacefully away at his home in Redmond after a valiant fight with cancer.
Bob was the first born of Lee and Bernice Allen, the oldest of six. He was born on a snowy day, May 4, 1950 in Tremonton. He attended grade school in Garland and graduated from TwinBridgesHigh School in Twin Bridges, MT where he played football for the Falcons and enjoyed ranch life.
Bob joined the US Air Force in 1973. He was proud of the time he served and was very patriotic throughout his life.
He married Paulette Mantha and together they had three boys, whom Bob was so proud of. Bob and Paulette were later divorced but remained good friends.
On June 5, 1993, Bob married the love of his life, Pennie Carlson. For 21 years they loved and took care of each other.
Bob worked real estate with his dad and spent many years as a cattle truck driver, more recently as a truck driver for Hales Sand & Gravel, where he made many lifelong friends.
Bob loved his sweet wife. He enjoyed a good laugh, good music, good food, NASCAR on tv, Christmas, and spending time with family and friends. We love you, Bob! You will be missed! You will be in our hearts forever!
Bob is survived by his loving wife; sons: Andy (Angie) Allen, Jeff (Jennifer) Allen, Scott (Amber) Allen, Jeremiah (Shilo) Carlson, and Austin Carlson; 10 grandchildren; father, Lee Allen; brother, Lewie Allen; sisters: Lani Callister, Suzanne Pierson, and Pauline Allen; mother-in-law, Bonnie Lund; and his loyal buddy, Rico.
He was preceded in death by his mother and little brother, Andy.
The family wishes to give special thanks to Kristen Gurney for her kindness and the love and care she gave to Bob, and especially to all the dear friends at Hales Sand and Gravel.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 12:00 Noon in the Redmond 2nd Ward Chapel, 310 West 100 North, where a viewing will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the East Garland Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com