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Allen Gee

At the age of 96, Allen Gee passed away January 28, 2008.

Allen was born to Orrin James Gee and Ella Mary Allen Gee on August 21, 1912, their joy and delight as their only child. He was raised to be his dad's help on their 2000 (approximate) acre cattle ranch near Philip.

In 1935, he met Opal Irene Grosvenor of Dallas, SD, at the Pactola Camp in the Black Hills. They married June 17, 1936 at Opal's folks home. Three years later, as Allen was working in the middle of winter as the night guard for road grading equipment trying to stay warm in his car, he decided it was time to join his parents who had moved to California to care for Allen's grandmother. Eventually, Allen and Opal settled in Inglewood, CA,and raised three children, James, Dorothy and Mary.

Allen became a machinist and an excellent one so much that whenever he was classified 1A during World War II, they would change his classification to 4F to keep him making airplane parts.

Allen and Opal were active in the community and especially the First Methodist Church of Inglewood. In 1976, they moved north to Grass Valley to be near two of their children in Sacramento and lived there for 25 years. Allen was the Mr. Fixit of the Grass Valley United Methodist Church and the Colfax area, helping everyone he could. Then in 1998, they left their beautiful forested acre and moved in to Sacramento.

Opal passed away in May of 2000. About four years later, Allen went to live with Mary in Loganville, GA, where he passed away. He was a wonderful father, a man of incredible integrity with a heart to help all in need.