John Allan Wall
John Allan Wall, 72, of Wenatchee, WA, passed away on February 13, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Allan, as he was known to all, was born on January 31, 1942, in Omak, WA to Mary Jane and Herbert John Wall. Allan’s first adventure was on the day of his birth. Since his father was away due to the war effort, Mary Jane was driven to the hospital by Joe Hardenburgh, an old family friend. Allan’s first two years of education were at the Oroville Catholic School. He finished his schooling in the Oroville Public schools, graduating in 1960. Allan had a lifelong passion for aviation, and proudly earned his private pilot’s license on April 25, 1963, after studying under George Ehlers, and his father, Herb Wall. In 1965, Allan was married to Peggy Buckmiller. There were three children born during this union. The marriage ended in divorce. During his lifetime, Allan had a varied career, including stops at Prince Market in Oroville, Safeway in Seattle, Boeing Aviation, orchardist in Oroville, Norman Jensen in Oroville, DJ’s Restaurant in Oroville and finished his career while driving oil tanker in Wenatchee. While in Wenatchee, Allan unfortunately suffered kidney failure which necessitated kidney dialysis. Fortunately, treatment was administered by a loving nurse, Louana Morgan. One thing led to another. Allan and Louana fell in love and were married on January 22, 2005. Surprisingly, no one in Allan’s family was a match to provide a kidney for a transplant - but Louana was! Less than a week after their marriage, the transplant occurred giving Allan nine more happy years with Louana and his family. During those nine years, there were many adventures, including their dream of a trip around the back roads of the United States, cruises to Alaska and the Caribbean, and a trip to Brazil. Allan was a lifelong Episcopalian and a 25 year Mason.
Our family wants to thank the Vicar Marilyn Wilder and the Reverend Scott Longager for their support and comfort.
Survivors include his loving wife, Louana; his daughter, Andrea Jane Cockle and husband, Gordie; his son, John Allan “Brick” Wall and wife, Gale; stepdaughter, Dawn; his stepchildren, Chad Morgan and wife, Twila, Melissa Morgan and husband, Jerry; his sister, Karen Sue Floyd and husband, Court; numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Oroville, WA, officiated by his lifelong friend, Marilyn Hardenburgh-Wilder.
“Life gets kind of precious when there’s less of it to waste.”