James Allen

JEFFERSON – James W. Allen, 78, died unexpectedly July 16, 2021 at his home in Jefferson. James was born March 2, 1943 in Worcester, Mass. to Edward Knight Allen, Jr. and Althea Weldon Allen. He grew up in Worcester and Shrewsbury, Mass. and graduated from Tilton Boarding School in New Hampshire.

James was a construction worker for five years until he was injured and could no longer work. He enjoyed taking computers, engines, solar panels apart and putting them back together better than he found them. He also enjoyed making small steam engines.

He was a character, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He liked to go moose hunting, fishing, wood-working, farming, watching wildlife outside his home, and feeding his pet chipmunk, Chipee. He was also a HAM radio operator, KQ1H.

He was predeceased by his parents, and by a son, James Edward Allen in June of 2019. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Allen of Jefferson of 57 years; daughters, Kristina DeRaps and her husband Christopher of Jefferson, Althea Harris and her fiancé Doug Wharton of West Gardiner, daughter-in-law, Shannon Allen of Missouri; grandchildren, Shelby, Paige, Stephanie, Adam, Justin, Trace, Audryanna, and Emelyn.

A service to celebrate James’s life will be held at the Windsor Christian Fellowship Church, 9 Reed Road, Windsor on July 22 at 10 a.m. with Pastor Brandon Dyer officiating.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral and Cremation Services, 949 Main Street, Waldoboro. Condolences may be shared with the family at http://www.hallfuneralhomes.com.

Should friends desire, contributions in James’s memory may be made to: Kennebec Valley Humane Society

10 Pethaven Lane

Augusta, ME 04330

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