Warren “Kingpin” Allen

We are saddened to announce the death of Warren Allen, a friend and colleague who lost a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday June 30, 2010.

Many in the Park City community knew Warren through his job at Utah Olympic Park where he worked for years as a park host and tour guide. To his Olympic Park family, Warren was a valued member of his department’s operations, performing numerous functions to assure the facility functioned smoothly and guests enjoyed a memorable experience.

Warren loved all sports, especially snow sports. He spent many of his younger years skiing and socializing with various originators of the freestyle discipline. His knowledge of winter Olympic Games history and belief in the Olympic Creed were impressive.

Bowling was a life-long passion for Warren. He bowled in his first tournament in 1969 and competed on the professional tour for several years. His talent on the lanes was exemplified by his bowling back-to-back perfect games – one with his right hand and one with his left.

Warren was a gentleman, historian, handyman, patriot, athlete, comedian and friend. His legacy will be marked by his encyclopedic knowledge on numerous topics, his silly jokes and zany dance steps, and most of all his unwavering dedication to his family and friends.

A memorial service for Warren is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Utah Olympic Park. The public is invited Please RSVP to Connie Nelson, executive director of the Alf Engen Ski Museum, at connie.nelson@olyparks.com.

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.” — The Olympic Creed


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