Frank Alpha Allard, 75, died August 3, 2010, at St. Luke's Magic Valley in Twin Falls, Idaho. Frank was born August 8, 1934 in Huntington Park, California, the son of Lillian Irene (Woodrow) Allard and Alpha Eastman Allard. Frank graduated from the University of Southern California in June 1956 with a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics.
Upon graduation from college, Frank was commissioned an Ensign in the Navy and commenced a 20-year Naval career. He served on the USS Rowan (DD782), Staff COMESDIV 32 and US Navy Electronics Laboratory San Diego, CA. In 1962, Frank's Naval career changed to submarines, and he served on USS Skipjack (SSN 585), USS John C. Calhoun (SSBN 630), and USS Patrick Henry (SSBN 599); he made 13 Polaris deterrent patrols. After 3 years at the Naval Submarine Base in New London, CT, he retired in June 1976 with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. During his Naval service, Frank visited ports on both coasts of the United States, the west coast of South America, the North and South Pacific oceans including the Orient, and Europe; he was a Shellback.
On September 4, 1965, Frank married June Ann Henstock in Grace Church, Charleston, SC. Their daughter, Elizabeth Rebecca Allard, was born in Charleston in August 1967. Upon his retirement from the Navy, Frank and June moved to June's home state of Idaho and lived in the Twin Falls area. Frank finally retired in 1998 after 10 years as a Twin Falls County Adult Misdemeanor Probation Officer.
Frank had many interests: amateur radio, amateur astronomy, projects on their acreage south of Twin Falls, embroidery, woodworking, and computer programming. He was very active in the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Twin Falls and served God and his fellow parishioners. Realizing that a spiritual journey with God is available to anyone, Frank grew into a practice of the presence of God in his life.
Survivors are his beloved wife June of Twin Falls and daughter Elizabeth (Dr. Charles) Kodner of Crestwood, KY. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alpha and Lillian Allard.
Visitation will be at White's Mortuary on Monday, August 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A memorial service and Eucharist will be held on Thursday, August 12 at 11 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension with inurment at the Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Faulkner Planetarium at the CSI Herrett Center or the Episcopal Church of the Ascension Memorial Fund. To share a memory of Frank or offer condolences to Frank's family please visit www.whitemortuary.com