We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Mariposa Funeral Home
On the afternoon of Sunday, July 17, 2022 James Martin Allan of Mariposa, passed away peacefully at the age of 83.
Better known as Marty, he was born in Oakland, CA, the oldest of seven siblings, to June and Jim Allan. Marty graduated from Mt. Diablo High School in Concord and went on to earn a business degree from Cal State Hayward. He was briefly married and had a daughter to which he welcomed into his new relationship with the love of his life, Beejee Rowney. Their 55 years of marriage began on a blind date where they fell in love, married and welcomed 4 children. Marty took a job leading them to Oregon, then another job to Texas. Coming full-circle back to California in ‘89, he took a few different jobs and then worked for Mariposa Public Works until his retirement. He was a very involved father to his children supporting them in all endeavors.
Throughout Marty’s life, he explored and shared his passions for gymnastics, dancing, fishing, cycling, became an honorary girl scout (“Dad and Daughter” scouting program), CCD teacher, god parent, gardener, and coach. He enjoyed involvement in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Master Gardner’s Association, Boosters Club and being president of the Mariposa Farmer’s Market. Marty’s love for his family was palpable; always sharing and giving praise for their interests and achievements.
Marty is survived by his wife, Beejee Allan, son Jeff (Emily) Allan, daughters Danette (Ken) Edgecombe, Jenny (Karl) McCollom, Jessica (Chris) Fowler, and Jocelyn (Trevor) Jones. He is also survived by a brother, Dennis (Vicki) Allan, and his sisters LaRae (Larry) LaRosa, Linda (Bob) Rye, Lynnette (Sam) Parla, and Pixie Allan and numerous nieces and nephews. He was grandfather to 14 beloved children and great grandfather to 6 children and 1 in heaven. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert Allan.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. followed by interment at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.
As Marty was such an advocate for education and headed the Msgr. Francis E. Walsh Scholarship Fund, contributions in memory of Marty can be made to:
The Msgr. Francis E. Walsh Scholarship Fund
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, PO Box 215, Mariposa, CA 95338