There will be no services at John's request. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Demaray Funeral Service -- Gooding Chapel.
John was born on June 16, 1933, in Gooding, Idaho, to Henry E. and Willa "Billie" Allen.
John married Joanna M. Pruett on Feb. 14, 1953, in Elko, Nev. They were married for 54 years.
John retired as a heavy equipment operator in 1991.
John loved hunting and horseback riding with family and friends.
John is survived by: his wife, Joanna; four sons, Frank (Jane) Allen of King Hill, Randy (Monalene) Allen of Bliss, Blaine (Lucile) Allen of Marsing and Dan (Lorena) Allen of Mexico; a brother, Roy (Jean) Allen of King Hill; and two sisters, Jean (Paul - deceased) Copenhaver of Brenham, Texas, and Jewel (Bill) Brown of Mountain Home; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
John was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Allen; a great-grandson, Jed Griggs; a brother, Douglas Allen; and his parents, Henry and Billie Allen.