James W. Allen, 78, died unexpectedly July 16th at his home in Jefferson. James
was born March 2, 1943 in Worcester, Massachusetts to Edward Knight Allen, Jr.
and Althea Weldon Allen. He grew up in Worcester and Shrewsbury, MA and
graduated from Tilton Boarding School in NH.
James was a construction worker for five years until he was injured and could no
longer work. He enjoyed taking computers, engines, solar panels apart and
putting them back together better than he found them. He also enjoyed making
small steam engines.
He was a character, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He liked to go
Moose hunting, fishing, wood-working, farming, watching wildlife outside his
home, and feeding his pet chipmunk, Chipee. He was also a HAM radio operator,
KQ1H. He was predeceased by his parents, and by a son, James Edward Allen in
June of 2019.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Allen of Jefferson of 57 years. Daughters, Kristina
DeRaps and her husband Christopher of Jefferson. Althea Harris and her fiancé
Doug Wharton of West Gardiner. Daughter-in-law, Shannon Allen of Missouri.
Grandchildren, Shelby, Paige, Stephanie, Adam, Justin, Trace, Audryanna, and
A service to celebrate James’s life will be held at the Windsor Christian Fellowship
Church, 9 Reed Road, Windsor on July 22 at 10 a.m. with Pastor Brandon Dyer
Should friends desire, contributions in James’s memory may be made
to the Kennebec Valley Humane Society, 10 Pethaven Lane, Augusta, ME 04330.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral and Cremation Services, 949 Main
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.hallfuneralhomes.com
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