Allen lost his courageous battle with myelofibrosis on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at his home in Portland, Ore. He was born April 25, 1951. Allen was a gifted musician, poet, writer, teacher, photographer, artist, master gardener and humanitarian.

Please join the family and friends for a time of sharing and reflection on his incredible life at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 5, 2011, at Bethel Church of Christ, 5150 SW Watson Ave., Beaverton, OR 97005.