Allen Dick, 84 years old, of Salem, OR sadly passed away peacefully in his home on September 19, 2023 after shortly diagnosed with cancer. Allen was born to Henry Dick and Ruth Neilson on November 28, 1938. He grew up with his sister Florence and brother Jack in Lake Grove, OR. As a teen, he loved spending his time walking on stilts, hanging out with friends, and causing mischief. After high school he joined the Air Force and later became a carpenter before opening his own business. Allen later retired from working at Lowes.
In his twenties he met his wife Judie. They fell in love in Portland, OR at the Division Street Corral. Within two years they had started a family, complete with Tonia, Debbie, Katy, and Kristy. As a family they loved to camp, square dance, and enjoy time at the beach. Being a kind and dependable father was of the utmost importance to Allen and he certainly did not disappoint when it came to whole heartedly loving his family.
His family will remember him as a loving and caring father and his passion for the outdoors, woodworking, building, and repairing things. He valued hard work, honesty, and the joy of happiness. To his children he was loving and kind. He made sure to instill his values on them as well as the importance of his faith. To his wife, he was loving, caring, and insisted on being her caregiver to the very end. He made it a priority to keep their romance alive.
Allen is survived by his loving wife Judie of 59 years, his four daughters and their families; Tonia, Debbie, Katy (John), and Kristy as well as 17 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and sister Florence. He preceded in passing by his father, mother, brother Jack, and son-in-law Rick.
Friday October 13th, 2023, 1:00pm
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
4550 Lone Oak Rd SE, Salem, OR 97302
~Joint Service for Allen and Judith Dick, both were laid to rest at Willamette National Cemetery~