Roy S. Allen passed away Sept. 25, 2012 in Spokane after battling cancer. He was born March 4, 1938 in San Diego, CA, the son of Charles and Louella Allen.
Roy retired from the Spokane Police Department on June 30, 1986 after 25 years of service and moved to the shores of Lake Roosevelt, where he enjoyed fishing and the peace of country life.
Roy competed in dozens of triathlons and completed nine Ironman triathlons, including six Ironman Championships in Kona, Hawaii and three in Penticton, B.C., where he also won his age group.
Roy is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Margaret Allen; children, Robert Allen, Michelle (Scott Dalrymple) Allen, Kathryn Allen, all of Spokane, and Theresa (Mike) Culp, Elk; brother, Rolland Allen; sisters, Betty Burris and Lorine Garcia, all of California; Leonard Allen, Spokane; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by Dorothy Rymer of California.
A private memorial service was held.
Roy loved his pets and wishes memorials to be made to Colville Pet Rescue (www.cprgroup.org).