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Lieutenant-Colonel Doyle E. Allen, 90, died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on August 16, 2018.
Doyle Allen was born on August 6, 1928, son of Harold and Carmen Allen. He spent his early years in Newkirk, Oklahoma, graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Marketing and joined the USAF in 1950. He served first at Hunter Air Force Base, Savannah, Georgia, where he met his wife Cynthia. They married December 20, 1952. During his career, he served as a navigator in the Air Defense Command, as a missile launch officer in Germany and completed his career in Flight Test at Hill Air Force Base.
Following his military retirement in 1971, Doyle and Cynthia became independent sales leaders of nutritional products produced by the Shaklee Corporation.
Doyle accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1974, relying only on the finished work of Christ for his salvation and not his personal works of goodness, kindness or religious service. Ephesians 2:8-10. Doyle was a member of Roy Bible Church, where he delighted in serving his Lord as a deacon and an usher. He participated in building the new Roy Bible Church building. Doyle also served on the Ogden Rescue Mission Board caring for those far less fortunate.
Doyle was known by those he loved for his contagious laughter and warm compassion. He and Cynthia enjoyed good music and were known as wonderful dancers. Doyle taught his children to ski and ride horses. Camping and exploring our National Parks and touring Europe while stationed in Germany were highlights for his family. Doyle’s grandchildren loved laughing and playing with their Papa. He was a friend to all.
He is survived by his wife, Cynthia, son, David (Jayme); and daughters Pamela (Robert) and Cathy (Geoff), eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at Roy Bible Church 5757 S 3100 W, Roy, UT on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 12:00 pm with Pastor Kenny Montaño officiating. The family will greet friends from 11:00 – 11:45 am with and graveside service at 2:15 pm at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden, UT. Funeral arrangements are provided by Leavitt's Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Ogden Rescue Mission, Pregnancy Medical Center of Roy and Ogden Salvation Army.