Kenneth Allen |

Kenneth Allen

Visitation for Kenneth R. Allen of Grass Valley is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Grass Valley.

Mr. Allen died Monday, July 29, at his home. He was 77.

He was born Aug. 4, 1924, in Ryan, Okla., to James and Mary Allen, and was raised in Bowie, Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. He married Marie Bixby on June 5, 1965. He owned and operated Ken Allen Water Drilling, a business he started in Grass Valley in 1970.

Mr. Allen is survived by his wife, Marie Allen of Grass Valley; son Robert Allen of Texas; daughter, Cynthia Wahl of Grass Valley; brother James Allen of Texas; sister, Virginia Johnson of Sacramento; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sons Johnny Ray Allen, David Allen and Kenneth Ray Allen III; and three brothers.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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