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Paul W. Allen

Paul W. Allen

Jul 19, 1971 - Aug 4, 2010
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Funeral Mass for Paul W. Allen of rural Riverton is at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Riverton. The Rev. Father David Gau will officiate. Military rites will be conducted at the church.

Inurnment will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton at a later date.

Rosary is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church.

Mr. Allen died at his farm home on the Missouri Valley Road Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010. He was 39.

Paul Willem Allen was born in Kalamazoo, Mich., on July 19, 1971, the son of Mark Joseph Allen and Anna A. (Renzema) Allen. He had lived most of his life in Fremont County.

He graduated from Shoshoni High School with the Class of 1989. During his Senior year, he was Student Council President. Following his military service with the Marines, Mr. Allen attended Central Wyoming College, majoring in political science, and served as vice president and president of the Student Body.

Mr. Allen served two years with the U.S. Marine Corps and for the past 13 years he worked as a mechanic at the Lost Cabin Gas Plant for Conoco Phillips.

On Aug 20, 2000, he married Karmen Colleen Gordon at St. Margaret's Catholic Church.

He was of the Catholic faith.

Mr. Allen's family said he enjoyed spending time with his family, helping friends and neighbors, camping, geocaching, hiking, woodworking, tinkering, making home and property improvements, and recreational shooting.

He is survived by his wife, Karmen Allen of rural Riverton; sons, Kaleb Allen, Josh Allen, and Brody Allen; a daughter, Mary Allen; his parents, Mark and Anna Allen of Riverton; paternal grandmother, Mary Allen of St. Joseph, Mich.; sisters, Jenny (Dave) Manning of Thermopolis, Lisa (Dean) Parker of Rawlins, Becky (Randy) Savage of Virginia Beach, Virginia; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jitske and Willem Renzema, and maternal grandfather, Paul Allen.

Memorials may be made to the: Allen Children's Education Fund, in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton, WY 82501.

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Local arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.