Billy Jud Allen
Born September 18, 1928 in Crescent City, California to Jesse J. and Flora E. Allen. When he was 18 months old, the family moved to Eureka, California. On March 9, 1951, he married Dora Lee Bingham. They have 4 daughters: Dianna (David) Dennis of Robeburg, Oregon, Donna (Dean) Nunnemaker of Grants Pass, Oregon, Linda (Gary) Green of Eureka, California and Barbara Hughes of West Sacramento, California. They have 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, the youngest being only 3 weeks old. Bill has 3 brothers: Neil (Margaret) Allen of Chico, California, Don (Gloria) Allen of Eureka, California, and Gail (Susan) Allen of Hopland, California.
He worked for Fuller O'Brien Paints & Glass for 43 years. He attended college of the Redwoods and graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in business in the first graduation ceremony held at the school. He was a volunteer firefighter with the Humboldt Fire Department #1 for 20 years. After retirement, he worked part-time for Jack Johnson's Paint Store and later for Shafer's Hardware.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and worked in their Family History Library for years. He was a ham radio operator #KC6IGY and through the Humboldt Amateur Radio Club, Inc. met his best friend, Clem Cantu and his wife, Mary.
A public viewing will be held at Pierce Mortuary, 707 H Street, Eureka, from 6 – 9 PM on Friday, August 24th. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 25th at 2 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 2806 Dolbeer Street, Eureka.
Donations may be made in his name to the Humboldt Amateur Radio Club, Inc., PO Box 5251, Eureka, CA 95502-5251 or to the charity of your choice.
Care is under the supervision of Pierce Mourtuary, (707) 442-3751. Please visit the website at www.piercemortuary.com and sign the online guestbook.