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Bruce Noel

December 22, 1939 – October 25, 2018

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Obituary for Bruce Noel Allen

Live like the last tassel on the dying fringe of man dedicated to the proposition that vodka is to be drunk, women are to be loved, war is to be lived and honor is to be died for...preferably at the same moment!

Bruce N. Allen passed back to spirit on Oct. 25, 2018 from Merkel cell cancer.

Born Dec. 22, 1939, the only child of Horace Armand and Anna May (nee Crego) Allen in Missoula. Raised in Seattle, San Francisco and Spokane, Bruce graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane in 1957. He went on to attend the University of Montana. His college term was interrupted by a three year tour with the US Army where he served at Sandia Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico. After separation, Bruce returned to the University of Montana and graduated with a degree in history. Bruce went on to the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Foreign Trade.

Bruce worked for seven years with Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing as an export correspondent on the abrasives desk, shipping goods all over the world. But he missed the mountains and quit 3M to return to Missoula.

Bruce then worked for the U.S. Forest Service, first as a Lands Clerk in the Land Status group and finally as a Land Law Examiner in the Special Uses group from which he retired on Dec. 31, 1999.

He is survived by his loving wife, Fran; stepdaughter Janette of Denver, Colorado and several cousins (Jerry Crego of Missoula, Don Crego of Spokane, Bob Crego of Seattle and Steve Hanson of Seattle).

He was preceded in death by his parents.

At Bruce's request there will be no services.

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