Robert 'Bob' Allen
December 09, 1946 - October 5, 2017
Robert “Bob” Allen passed away peacefully in his sleep Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the age of 70. Bob was born December 9, 1946 to parents John and Patricia Allen in Visalia, California, the second of four children. He graduated from Thousand Oaks High School in 1964 and later Moorpark College. Bob served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He met his beautiful bride, Leah Rose Artenian, in 1978 and they were married later that year in Carmel. Bob farmed and packed stone fruit for many years in the Cutler-Orosi area. In his retirement, he enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family, friends, and pets. His grandchildren were the light of his life.
Bob is survived by his daughter, Kiersten Alvarado, her husband Sly and their sons Aaron and Adam; daughter Johanna Allen and her daughter Analeah Mendez; son Ben Allen and his wife Jessica; sister Kathy Vidak; brother David Allen; sister Jane Lefler and her husband Jeff; and many nieces, nephews and extended family. Bob reunited in heaven with his wife, Leah, who preceded him in death.
Graveside service will be held at Smith Mountain Cemetery in Dinuba on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Immediately following the burial, a celebration of life gathering will be held at 39271 Road 128, Cutler. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Fresno Veterans Hospital or the Kingsburg Senior Center.