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To Celebrate a Life of Love: James L. “Pete” Allen

January 23, 1938-November 3, 2019

James L. “Pete” Allen was born January 23, 1938, in Houston, Texas. He left this world to explore paradise with his Lord and Savior early Sunday morning, November 3, 2019, at the age of 81. Pete attended Allen Academy in Bryan, Texas and the University of Texas in Austin. Pete was married to his loving wife Adele J. “Judy” (Lyle) Allen for 57 years and was a devoted father to his three children from their conception until he left us.

Pete served in the United States Army at a missile site near Austin, Texas during the Cuban Missile Crisis. After an Honorable Discharge from the service in the Spring of 1963, Pete went to work for Coastal States Gas and later Valero Energy from the company’s inception in 1980 until his retirement in 1997.

He was an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and a respected member of the community, completing many hours of volunteer service with the Knights of Columbus, Valero Vanguard, Habitat for Humanity, and St. Francis of Assisi Men’s Club. He was a lover of the Texas Hill Country’s great outdoors and enjoyed hunting, traveling, and exploring God’s Creation. He lived a long and full life and cherished time spent with his large and loving family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William “Alec” and Eva (Blackmon) Allen, and his only sister, Nancy (Allen) Burford. He is survived by his wife and the love of his life, Judy; their eldest son Bill and daughter-in-law Tami of Austin, Texas, son Tom and daughter-in-law Mary Frances of Austin, Texas, daughter Kathy and son-in-law Dan Stephens of Plymouth, Minnesota; and their seven grandchildren Travis Allen, Savannah Allen, Cody Allen, Forest Allen and his wife Jessica, Maria (Allen) Arthun and her husband Brock, Maggie Stephens, and Rachel Stephens. He had the joy of holding his first great-granddaughter Elisa Jewel Allen while he was with us and learned of and loved his newest great-granddaughter Ivy James Arthun, who came into the world just three days before he left us.

Pete will be dearly missed by all who had the honor and pleasure of knowing and loving him.

VIGIL & ROSARY
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019
7:00 P.M.
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC CHURCH

MEMORIAL MASS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2019
10:00 A.M.
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC CHURCH

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Mobile Loaves and Fishes, St. Vincent de Paul, Living Waters International, Knights of Columbus, or the charity of your choice.

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