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Earle Allen Pendarvis

Allen was born in Los Angeles, California and resided with his parents Earle Sr. and Francies in Burbank, California. In 1952 he married Marjorie Thompson, together having four children and one stepdaughter. Robert A. Pendarvis (deceased), Julie A Lindblom, Gary S. Pendarvis, Larry C. Pendarvis, and Sherry L. Thompson.

Allen was student body vice president and president during his high school years at Burbank High after which he attended Glendale College and the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He was the Master Counselor, Order of DeMolay, and a member of Burbank Masonic Lodge #406, Life Member, and Al Malaikah Shrine Temple n Los Angeles, Life Member.

After his college years he managed the Men’s and Boy’s departments for the J.C. Penny Co. and in 1953 Allen opened his own two clothing stores in Burbank, “Pendarvis Mens and Boys Wear”, and “Miss Pendarvis Womens and Girls Apparel”. In 1967 he joined the Broadway Department Stores (now Macy’s) as their toy buyer. Allen became an insurance agent with Farmers Insurance Company in 1983, having his own agency located in Glendale, California.

In 1974 he married Marlies Sjogren who brought into the family, Brian and Diane. He and Marlies moved to Lake Tahoe in 1993. Marlies opened her own business “Marlies Your Personal Chef” and Allen worked as a bus driver for Northstar Ski Resort for the next seven years, after which he drove the bus around the North Shore of Lake Tahoe for the County of Placer for the next six years. He retired in 2008.

Allen’s Memorial will be held at the First Baptist Church, 390 Fairway Dr. in Tahoe City on May 11 at 9:00AM.


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