Healed and looking for adventure, the decision was made to pack his bags and move northwest to Longview, WA, to be exact. Yes, the adventurer Longview! But for Roger, it was fair. He really loved this community! In almost 60 years here, he has grown, found his voice and a life that suited him perfectly. Hunting, fishing, golfing, good friends, a church family and the challenge of owning and growing a business! He and Judy raised two amazing children: James (Staci) Allen and Latrisha (Brett) Allehoff. They in turn raised four other amazing children: grandchildren, Rachel Phillips, Eric Phillips, Isaac Allen and Emily (Josh) De Boer. Three weeks ago, we were at our granddaughter’s wedding with the whole family around! It was perfect and Roger felt so blessed. Such a beautiful memory for the whole family!
Roger has served as Chairman of the Deacons Council and Board of Directors of the Longview Community Church, Chairman of Longview Noon Rotary, of the Cowlitz Economic Development Board, Chairman of the Association of Realtor, and was a member of the Board of the Lower Columbia College Foundation. He founded Allen & Associates Real Estate, Inc., which later became Windermere Real Estate / Allen & Associates. Each of these community organizations benefited from Roger’s wisdom, unwavering moral compass, work ethic, wit and keen sense of humor.
A celebration of Roger’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on July 28, 2021 at the Longview Community Church.
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