Bernard J. ‘Bud’ Allen, 82, a resident of Mount Vernon, passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017 at Skagit Valley Hospital.
Bud was born on November 13, 1935 on a farm near Cokedale, WA, the son of Bryan & Rea (Simpson) Allen. He was raised and attended school in Lyman and Sedro-Woolley.
In 1953 Bud enlisted into the U.S. Navy, proudly serving his country during the Korean War.
In 1957 he was united in marriage to Helen Pressentin and from that union his children, Brenda and Douglas were born.
Bud moved to Alaska where he worked at the Richardson Air Force Base for a few years, returning to Washington living in Snohomish County and began his 31 year career with Boeing working as a crane operator; he worked on the first 747 that flew. While working at Boeing he met and married Natalie McComb and together they made their home in Bothell until her death in 1988. In 1990 Bud married Muriel Miller and in 1995 they moved to Mount Vernon where they made their home until her passing in 2016.
Bud’s passion was restoring old cars, classic hot rods and attending car shows. He also was an avid fisherman, spending many hours on the Skagit River. Bud & Muriel also enjoyed traveling in their motorhome to Eastern Washington to go camping and fishing. They spent several winters snowbirding in Yuma and Lake Havasu City, AZ.
Bud is survived by his children, Brenda Camby and Douglas Allen, both of Concrete; four step-children, Diana Jones, Carol Stordock (Stan), Gary Miller (Casey) and Darrel Miller all of Everett; four grandchildren, Travis & Darcie Peterson, Josh Hughes and Vena Allen; two great-grandchildren, Kallie & Kyle Peterson; two step-grandchildren, Jessie Lamb and Michael Burke; four step-great-grandchildren, Cyrus, Lillian and Serenity Lamb and Colby Jones; sister, Velva Prouty (Don) of Sedro-Woolley; brother, Bob Allen of Sandpoint, ID; special niece, Vicki Jones & nephew, Daryl Webb (Mary) along with other extended family. He was preceded by his parents; wives Natalie & Muriel and brothers, Bill, Virgil and Estel.
The family expresses appreciation to Dr. Stark and the Dr.’s and nurses at Skagit Valley Hospital for Bud’s care.
A Graveside Inurnment Service with Military Honors will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Lyman Cemetery.