Alan Charles “Al,” “Bumpsy” Allen, age 71 of Olympia, Washington, passed away peacefully December 14, 2021 at home. Alan was born July 24, 1950, in Seattle, Washington. He is the youngest of seven children born to Harold C. and Helen M. Allen. Alan graduated from Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma, Washington, and overtime began his lifelong career with Pierce County Auditor’s Office, retiring in 2013 as a Deputy Auditor in the Department of Licensing after 42 years of service.
Alan was an avid ham radio operator and a member of the Tacoma Radio Club, call sign N7EAY. He was also a member of the Evergreen Sportsmen’s Club, and a great fan of Svengoolie, televised each Saturday night at 8:00 p.m.; he would always remind his family to watch.
Alan was also known for his crazy sense of humor and pranks, many of which were done with his partner in crime, nephew David “Pee Wee” Harkness. Beyond all this, he will be remembered for his love of family and friends, his caring, and willingness to be there to help when he was needed.
Alan is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Margaret Louise Allen; and “Daddy’s Boy” Budward “Buddy” Allen, a 14-year-old toy Shih Tzu. He is also survived by his daughter, Rebecca Allen Nimmo, and grandson, Ethan, both of Lakewood; his son, Joseph Allen of Pensacola Florida, and granddaughters, Hanna Allen of Steilacoom, Washington, and Starr Allen of Pensacola, Florida (Joseph’s daughters). He also is survived by sisters, Helen J. Covey of Nebraska, and Mary A. (Darold) Nadeau of Puyallup, Washington; many loving nieces and nephews in Alaska, Nebraska and Washington State; and a host of long-time friends. Special love and appreciation to our dear family friend, Karmen Franko, for being our Guardian Angel.
Our family would like you to please consider donating to the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, or your local hospice. Many thanks to Providence SoundHomeCare Hospice and our local Olympia Fire Department for the loving, caring and supportive assistance provided to our family.
Alan will always be with us through love and laughter. He would always say, “Anything else? Don’t call again.” <3
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