Garret (“Gary”) James Allen
Garret (“Gary”) James Allen was born in Santa Barbara, California on September 19, 1969 to Mark Land Sandra JAllen. Gary passed away suddenly in his sleep on March 7, 2023. He attended Hope Elementary School, La Colina Junior High School, and graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1988. Gary was a proud member of the ACappella Choir at SBHS and had a lifelong passion formusic. Hetoured as a member of the crew for his childhood friends’ band “Toad the Wet Sprocket”. Gary studied at Santa Barbara City College and then finished up his education inMiami, Florida with a degree in Dental
After returningto Santa Barbara, Garymarried his high school girlfriend Darla Kimbrough. They traveled the world together and then settled in Seattle, Washington for 10 years. They were avid U2 fans and attended their concerts around the world.They returned to Santa Barbarawheretheirtwin sons Joshua and Jeremiah were born. His wife Darla predeceased Gary.
Gary was a devout Christian. He loved surfing and enjoyed writing and playing Christian music. Gary was a loyal friend and family member. His cheerful smile and tender ways will be missed by all. He is survived by his twin sons, his parents Mark andSandra Allen, sisters Karen Allen, Reta Tafelski and herhusband Mark Tafelski, his stepmother Trudy Allen step sister Karen Cartwright and step brother Gene Cartwright and many loving aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Donations in Gary’s name may be made tothe Santa Barbara Rescue Mission. Amemorial servicewill be held at EmanuelLutheran Church 3721 Modoc Rd, Santa Barbara CA ,on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 11:00 AM for family and friends.