In Memory

Gail Allen (Kamyr Cook 1) - Class of 1994

Gail Allen (Kamyr Cook 1)




                                 Gail Allen


MISSOULA – Gail W. Allen, 87, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2013, on Veterans Day.  He was born on April 6, 1926, in Stevensville to Glenn Allen and Margaret Croughan Allen.  He attended school in Victor and Stevensville.

In February of 1944, Gail enlisted in the U.S. Navy.  He attended boot camp at Farragut, Idaho.  After boot camp, he went to Norman, Oklahoma, and was trained as an Aviation Machinist Mate.  After more training, he was assigned to a B-24 patrol squadron in the Pacific.  The group flew patrols in the area of Kwajalein Marshall Islands, Mariana Islands, Tinian, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.  He served his country for two terms and in 1952 he hitchhiked from Seattle to Stevensville.

On September 20, 1953, he married Dayle Blair in Hamilton. They were married for 60 years.  Gail worked at Westmont Tractor in Missoula at the time, where residence was made.  He then went to work in 1961 at Hoerner-Waldorf and worked at the Frenchtown Mill until 1994 when he retired.

Gail was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife Dayle; son Steve Allen and daughter Cindy Allen.

A funeral service was held Friday, November 22, at the First Baptist Church, 308 W. Pine St., Missoula. Following the service, a reception was held in the Fellowship Room, served by the ladies of the First Baptist Church.  A graveside service with military honors followed the luncheon at the Victor Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church or Animeals.

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Rest in Peace Dear Friend.