|From the funeral leaflet|
J. Scott was preceded in death by parents, John & Gladys Allen, father-in-law Jim Seehusen, and his beloved dog Sadie. Survived by wife Tamara Allen; daughters Meg Allen of Denver, Gwen (Marty) Hughes, Jaimee (Cory) Tate, Tara (Jeremy) Schroeder of Hastings, and Beth (Ed) Thompson; grandchildren Brady and Ella Tate, MaKensy Schroeder, and Melissa Hunter; brothers Lynn Allen and Bob (Sue) Allen, mother-in-law Beulah Seehusen; nephews Dusty Johnson and Bobby Allen of CO; niece Lacey Allen; and numerous beloved extended family and friends.
Scott was the second of three children born to John Allen and Gladys Heise Allen on July 16, 1948. He grew up on 59th St. in Benson, attended Fontenelle Elementary, Monroe Jr. High, and was a proud Benson Bunny. Scott won a BB gun contest at Offutt Air Force base which made his dad very proud. He was always a happy-go-lucky child who loved life. He loved playing with his older brother Lynn and younger brother Bob. Scott learned to do yard work at a young age.
Scott attended University of Nebraska at Lincoln and earned a B.S. in Business Administration. He met his first wife and was married in 1970. He entered into the Army Reserves in January of 1970, and went to basic training in Fort Campbell, KY. He decided to make his life's work real estate, which he enjoyed and succeeded. Like his mentor father-in-law, Harold L. Peterson, he served as the President of the Omaha Area Board of Realtors. In 1974, his first daughter, Meg was born, and in 1977, his second daughter, Gwen. He was a great role model, and passed along his virtues of honesty and loyalty. He was a great lover of nature, taking the girls on hikes in the woods, trips to Colorado, and summer trips to Okoboji. He cherished time by the water, being outdoors, hunting and branding at his friend's ranch, and landscaping his beautiful yard.
He was a great lover of music, which was incorporated into everything he did. If he didn't know the words to a song, he would replace them with "beer, beer, beer" and end every song with "cha cha cha".
In 1994, he married Tammy, and his family grew to include three step-daughters, Jaimee, Tara, and Beth. Family and friends have been a cornerstone of all Scott did. He enjoyed cooking, having people over, going on vacations, and visiting others' homes. Scott's dog, Sadie was his trusted best friend and companion. The two were inseparable and he always said that she was his perfect little girl. His family knew they ranked second to Sadie.
One of Scott's greatest pleasures was spending time with his wife, children, brothers, grandchildren, and extended family. Scott loved to ride his John Deer tractor with his grandchildren Brady, Ella, MaKensy, and Melissa, and teasing them.
Everyone who knew Scott, knew his love of life, love of simple things, and to live life as it came. He worked his entire life so that he could build his dream house on a lake, and was able to spend the last nine years enjoying all that life on a lake has to offer.