Donald Allen Dukelow Jr.
Allen Dukelow or “Duke” as he was known to all that met him, was called home by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 22nd in his home. He rejoins his wife, Lynne Dukelow; father, Don Dukelow; mother June Dukelow; nephew Kurt Collins and many other dearly loved grandparents, great uncles and aunts, friends and family in heaven.
Allen was born September 6, 1949 in Hamilton, Montana to Don and June Dukelow. He was raised with his sister, Marjorie at the Dukelow and Lundberg Ranches in Corvallis. They were raised with their 10 cousins more like siblings than cousins and they remain close to this day, Larry (Debbie) Farnes, Bob (Kathy) Farnes, Dale (Diane) Farnes, Donna Ambo, Gail (Jay) Thompson, Barb Doty, Joey (Becky) Roth, Steve (Amy) Roth, Lori (Rocky)Hook, Sue (Randy) Lowen.
In 1966 at Corvallis High School he met his wife, Lynne. They were married August 30, 1970 and built a home on the Dukelow ranch were they resided. They had two children Kimberly and Christopher. Allen worked as a carpenter before becoming employed at Donaldson Brothers and then moving onto heavy equipment operator, all while helping run the family ranch and volunteering at the Corvallis Fire Department. He thoroughly enjoyed his close friends, endless get togethers, playing volleyball, softball, scuba diving and traveling. Family hunting camp, pinochle games, fishing, camping at Brownes Lake, dinners, traveling and his grandchildren were highlights of his life with his family. Allen was known for his incredible laugh that filled the room and remained long after he had left. He was a man that would help anyone with anything and was always there with food and a smile. We will all deeply miss his endless stories, amazing hugs and unforgetable laughter.
He is survived in death by his daughter Kim Copps, son Chris (Raychel) Dukelow, dearly loved grandchildren Genesis Copps, Aydon Dukelow, Preston Copps, Malekai Dukelow and Roanen Dukelow, his sister Marjorie Fowler and Niece LaRae (Curtis) Johnson.
We will hold a Celebration of Life at Daly-Leach in Hamilton, MT on October 16, 2021 at 2pm. Please upload photos you want to share of Allen to this website.
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