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Allen Lee Lompa

May 16, 1930-February 21, 2020

Allen Lee Lompa, “Big Al,” was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandpa, uncle and friend. He died peacefully in his sleep three months before his 90th birthday while in the compassionate care of the Hospice House staff at Partners In Care, Bend.

Al was born and raised in Hollister, California, to Mary and Emile “Snake” Lompa.

He met the love of his life in 1952, Bonnie Rae Brooks, and they married on March 1, 1952.

They raised their three sons, Bob “Tony,” Dave and Steve in the Santa Cruz area.

He enjoyed watching his San Francisco Giants and ’49ers and fishing for salmon in the Monterey Bay.

A hard worker all is life, retirement allowed Bonnie and Al to do what they loved — travel! Not only did they spend many summers fifth-wheel camping in the Camp Sherman/Sisters area, they also, to name a few places, floated through the Panama Canal, slept in a thatched roof hut in Costa Rica, and enjoyed many visits to Branson, listening to music legends.

Relocating to Central Oregon 17 years ago, Al and Bonnie have resided at the Bend “docked cruise ship,” Whispering Winds, for the last 5 years. It is there that Al enjoyed the company of many close friends, skiing and dog sled rides at Mt. Bachelor, and B-I-N-G-O!

He leaves behind his loving wife, Bonnie; their three sons Tony (Katie) of Sisters, Dave (Julia) of Soquel, California and Steven (Juliet) of Walnut Creek, California; and three grandchildren, Emaly, Charley and Kendall. He is proceeded in death by his parents, Mary and Snake, and his sister, Barbara.

The family wishes to thank all his wonderful doctors and medical staff that have helped him through his health challenges over the last few years.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

To post condolences online, please sign the obituary guestbook at http://www.baird

Contributions can be made in Allen’s name to:

Partners in Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701 541-382-5882, Partners in Care/.


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