Don Albert Allen, 89, died Nov. 5.
Don was born April 30, 1930, in Laramie to Chester and Neil Allen, and graduated from Laramie High in 1949. He graduated from University of Wyoming in 1952 with a B.S. in physical education.
He was commissioned lieutenant in 1952, ROTC. He was active duty from August 1952 to September 1954 and served with the 3rd Infantry Division, 65th Infantry regiment “E” D Company Chrowon, Korea. He was promoted to first lieutenant in October 1953 in Korea. Don served in the Wyoming reserve Railroad Battalion from 1954-58.
He married Ruth Barton on Aug. 25, 1955. He served in the Colorado National Guard from 1958-60. Don graduated in 1960 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from CSU, then moved back to Laramie in 1960 and started his veterinary practice until he retired in 2002.
Don was an active member of Masonic Lodge No. 3, Scottish Right, York Rite, Shrine, and in 1988 was potentate of the Korean Temple. Don was a life member of the VFW. He was president of the Southeastern Wyoming Veterinary Association in 1970. Don coached youth baseball for 17 years and was president of Baby Ruth League. He was a 4-H leader for 27 years. He also served as county coroner for Albany County.
Don is survived by his daughter, Lee Allen of Cheyenne; son, Brain Allen of LaCresent, Minn.; and two granddaughters, Lydia and Liesel Allen of LaCresent, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth; and son, John Allen.
Services will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Miracle Valley Church, 5201 HR Ranch Road, Cheyenne, with graveside services at noon at Green Hill Cemetery in Laramie. A reception will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Miracle Valley Church in Cheyenne.
Please make all memorials to the Shriner’s Crippled Children Hospital in Salt Lake City.
This is a paid obituary.