We’re sad to announce the passing of a lifelong member of the Forks Community, Donald Allen.
Donny went peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, April 26th, 2022. Donny had many struggles with his health, over the years although it never seemed to wipe the smile, and cheery disposition from his face. One of the most friendly, and loving people many will know, and he will be sadly missed.
Known to most as “Uncle Donny”, he was well established in the community as the Ultimate Sports Fan. You could find him sitting top row at any and all sporting events he could, cheering for generations of athletes, keeping track of personal scores, records, and standings. He’s a true Spartan through and through. He always did what he could to support the schools, purchasing countless raffle tickets over the years, and with his undoubting luck, he’d often win, too!
Long before he was “Uncle Donny”, he was born to Dorothy and Hobert Allen of Forks, the eldest of three.
His siblings Darlene Henke And Doug Allen were born soon after and completed the tight-knit family.
Donny could often be found with a fishing pole in hand. He took full advantage of living in this beautiful area and fished and hunted every chance he could get.
He took great joy sharing this passion with his brother and cousins. Donny also loved teaching the young kids of the family what he knew, and attended the Kids Fishing Derby religiously with whatever kids were eligible that year to help them claim the biggest fish of the day!
When not hunting and fishing, Donny spent his years working in a lumber mill, until medically retired. He has been the go-to for secret fishing holes, family math questions, king-sized candy bars, scouting reports, or an update on the general happenings in the town of Forks, WA ever since.
He is survived by his siblings Darlene and Doug, as well as his nieces Kristi Henke, Kylea Hirschkorn, Kassidi Peterson, and nephews Scott Henke, and Jacob Henke, and countless other close family members.
There will never be another like him, and the effects of his loss will be widespread. Donny loved to be surrounded by family, and was a friend to all. He has requested that there not be a funeral, but rather a celebration of his life, where everyone can gather together and rejoice about his reunion with God and his many beloved family members in heaven.
A Memorial Service for Donny Allen will be held Saturday, ay 14, 2022 from 1 PM – 4 PM at the Assembly of God Church, Forks, WA.