James Donovan Allen Sr., 53, of Helena, Montana passed away on June 10, 2023, in Helena, Montana. He was born on November 17, 1969, in Seattle, Washington. James was known for his kind and patient nature, his sense of humor, and his adventurous spirit. He was a generous and loving individual who always brought joy to those around him. James was also handy and enjoyed working with his hands.
In his career, James owned his own construction business, where he showcased his talent for creating and building. He took pride in his work and was admired for his craftsmanship. Outside of work, James had a passion for hunting and fishing. These hobbies allowed him to connect with nature and find solace in the great outdoors.
James is survived by his uncles, Robert Allen (Marjorie) and Michael Getty (Sheila), his aunt Louise Getty, his brothers Walter Allen III, and Ryan Allen, his sister Joann Malher, his children Alyssa Pecnick (Ryan), Jacob Spurlock (Kayla), James Allen Jr., and Stormie Allen, his grandchildren Reegan Lynn, Jeremiah Barney, Grace Rose Marie, and Rain Rose, his nephews Jim Allen and Bradly Allen, his niece Katlyn Allen (Charlie) as well as his fur baby Jamison. He was preceded in death by his mother Linda Allen, his father Walter Allen Jr., and his sister Margie Allen.
A celebration of James’ life will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at 12 PM at the Black Sandy Campground in Helena, Montana. Friends and family are invited to gather riverside to honor James’ memory. Fishing poles and lawn chairs are encouraged, as James loved spending time by the water. The address for the gathering is 6563 Hauser Dam Rd, Helena, MT 59602.
James will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. May his kind, funny, and adventurous spirit live on in our hearts forever.