Royel Larry Allen, age 85, passed away on December 19, 2019 at Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day. A private family burial was held on December 23, 2019 at Canyon City Cemetery.
Royel was born on April 19, 1934 in Long Creek, Oregon to Jesse and Sarah (Bates) Allen. On August 1, 1953, he married Lorene Cole at the Methodist Church in John Day. Together they raised three children: Pete, Rod and Susie. He was self employed as a wood worker.
Survivors include his children, Susie (Jason) Snyder; Pete (Sally) Allen; Rod (Taya) Allen and his nephew Garry Allen. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Allen; parents, Jesse and Sarah Allen; granddaughter, Kimberly Allen; brothers, Gerald, Elwood and Waldo; and sister, Idelle.
Memorial contributions in memory of Royel can be made to the charity of one’s choice through Driskill Memorial Chapel at 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.