Boyd Allen 1934-2021
William “Boyd” Allen, 87, of Topeka, passed away Monday, April 19, 2021, at Stormont-Vail Hospital.
He was born March 27, 1934, in Soldier, the son of Elton Raymond “Skall” and Nora Helen (Capsey) Allen.
Boyd graduated from Soldier High School in 1952. He attended K-State University and Washburn University, playing football and basketball. He graduated from Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. Boyd proudly served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958.
He had lived in the Topeka community since 1968. Boyd worked for United Telephone Company (now Sprint) as data processing manager and was owner of ECPI in Topeka. Boyd worked for the State of Kansas as a systems analyst at the Department of Revenue; he was also on the Board of Agriculture-Division of Water Resources (one of his responsibilities was to convert water rights from cards to computers). He retired in 1993.
Boyd was a member of 4-H for many years and Kansas Golf Association, winning many Senior Gold Tournaments. Boyd was a life-time golfer, enjoying many courses including Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta, Ga., City Tournament at Lake Shawnee, Lake Perry Country Club, Western Hills and Cedar Crest Country Club, all in Topeka, and many more.
He married Reva Jean White in 1960 at Bartlesville, Okla. She preceded him in death in 1984. He married Beverly Jean Long in 1993 on a golf course in Topeka. She preceded him in death in 2012. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Harvey, Raymond and Donald Allen.
Survivors include his two sons, Michael K. Allen of Topeka and Ron E. Allen (Mary Shelton) of Lawrence; a brother, Martin Allen (Judy) of Highland; two grandchildren, Holly L. Allen and Tasha M. Allen; and two great-grandchildren, Makayla and Kaydence.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 26 at Soldier Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton.
Memorials may be given to the Soldier Hall Community Building, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com