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George Douglas 'Doug' Allen


August 27, 2020

George Douglas 'Doug' Allen

George Douglas "Doug" Allen, 76, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2020, at his residence in Thermopolis after a long bout with cancer.

Born February 1, 1944, in Coleman, Texas, he was one of six children of Danel and Alma (Clements) Allen. He graduated in 1962 from Tech High in Fort Worth, Texas, as an Aircraft Mechanic then joined the US Navy where he served six years as a Flight Engineer.

On January 13, 1978, he married Carolynn Sue Walker in Texas. For 25 years Doug was a police offer, then Chief of Police for 10 years for the city of Grandview, Texas. He then was employed by the Grandview School District as Network Administrator for 15 years.

Doug retired and moved to his favorite place, Thermopolis, in 2014 to be with his best friend of 58 years, Duane Richter. Doug enjoyed photography, youth work, airplanes, hunting and anything "Wyoming".

He is survived by his children, George Allen Jr of Vietnam, Charity Munn of Thermopolis and Theresa Edwards of Tampa, Fla .; brother, Dean Allen of Alvarado, Texas; grandchildren, Brandie, Alyssa, Dan, Madison and Jadyn; three great-grandchildren; and his Saint Bernard, Hercules.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Danny and James; sisters, Billie Johnson and Betty Sue Allen; and nephew, Greg Allen.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, August 26, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Tony Newhouse officiating.

 Mortimore Funeral Home is assisting the family and messages may be offered at


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