Jimmy (Jim) James Allen passed away in Ely, Nevada on August 17th, 2015 at the age of 81. He was born in Morton, Texas to W.C. and Elcie (Linda) Allen. Jim was one of seven children. Brothers Dan (Mary Lou), Weldon (Joan), Ray (Marge), Doug (Irene) and sisters Louise (Neal) Slade, Kay (Bill) Koestner.
Jim spent most of his life drilling throughout the western United States including Alaska. He also spent time in the Grants/Milan, New Mexico area as an underground uranium miner. Upon closure of the mines, Jim relocated to Auburn, California and Ely, Nevada where he spent time working the construction field. Jim finished out the rest of his retirement in Ely, Nevada.
Jim enjoyed perfecting his talents with string instruments, singing, fishing, camping, hunting, telling stories, spending time with family and friends.
Jim was a member of the Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church and very proud of his religious beliefs.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Athena (Becky), daughters Rhonda Chavez, Holly (William) Dollens-Dzielak of New Mexico, sons Terry of New York, and Jon (Susan) of Arizona, step-sons William (Jacque) Miller of Ely, Nevada, David (Duana) Miller of Ely, Nevada, and Jimmy (Carolyn) Miller of Elko, Nevada. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 2 great/great grandchildren. Jim is preceded in death by his parents, brother Dan, sister Louise, and great grandson Caleb Soap.
Jim was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend to all who knew him.
Services were held Monday August 24, 2015 at 10 AM at the Mountain Vista Chapel.
Pallbearers: Jon Allen, William Miller, David Miller, Jimmy Miller, Mark Jackson, and Jeremy Soap.
Honorary Pallbearers: Terry Allen, William Chamberlain Jr, Coby Chamberlain, Justin Barris, and Christopher Dollens.
Instead of flowers the family wishes that donations be made to the St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, PO Box 150414, Ely, Nevada 89315.