Leon “Brooks” Allen, age 83, recently of Palisade, Colorado died Thursday, April 28, 2011 at The Retreat at Palisade in Palisade, Colorado. He was born August 31, 1927 in Ulysses, Kansas, the son of Orville Henry and Gertrude (Brooks) Allen.
Brooks served his country in the Air Force as an air traffic controller in the Philippines following World War II. He was a founding member of the First Southern Baptist church in Ulysses. He married Allene Allen, the mother of his children. She preceded him in death on October 15, 1957.
Brooks is survived by daughters, Connie Wardwell of Greeley, Colorado, Bonnie Buscaglia of Midland, Texas; son, Jerry Allen of Palisade, Colorado; wife, Marjorie Allen of Palisade, Colorado; sister, Joanne of Colorado Springs, Colorado; eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 1:00 PM at the Ulysses Cemetery with Pastor Randy Parks officiating with military rites conducted by Dexter D. Harbour American Legion Post #79. Arrangements are in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880.