Allen Wayne Coate

Allen Wayne Coate

April 14, 1933 - July 29, 2018
Vancouver WA

Allen Wayne Coate

April 14, 1933 - July 29, 2018
Vancouver WA


Allen Wayne Coate, age 85, passed away on Sunday, July 29th, 2018 in Vancouver, Washington surrounded by family and friends. Allen was hard working and passionate in caring for his family, friends and projects. He will be forever missed.

Allen was born on April 14th, 1933. Parents were Harold and Arlene Coate in Kokomo, Indiana. Allen served as a radar operator in the Korean war. He later worked at NASA on the Saturn rockets. He ended his career as a project engineer with the Marine Air Corps station at Camp Pendleton. Allen was a faithful husband and devoted father who was married to his loving wife, Joan, for 62 years. Together Allen and Joan raised four daughters and a son, followed by the three grandchildren belonging to their youngest daughter.

Survived by

Children: Janine Pike, Elizabeth Seton, Richard Coate, Cindy Coate, Eileen Welty;

Grandchildren: Jamie Larson, Christopher Welty, Rebecca Welty;
Rachael Pike, Jennifer Pike, Shannon Woolley;
Sara Sullivan, Anna Cooper, Mary Delgado;
Elijah Coate, Albany Coate;
Jessica Hall, April Burkhart.

Great-Grandchildren: Avery Delgado, Gio Delgado, Eli Delgado, Adler Delgado, Ruby Cooper, Dean Cooper, Jasper Cooper, Blake Cooper; Cara Sullivan-Driver; Henry Larsen; Bowie Hall; and the unborn child of Christopher and Holly Welty, be named Carter Allen Welty.

Allen’s funeral Mass will be held August 9th, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, in Vancouver, WA. It will be preceded by a Rosary at 10:00 AM, and followed by a reception starting at 11:30 AM in the social hall at the church. Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel will be conducting Allen’s funeral arrangements.

Allen’s burial will be held August 15th, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Ascension Cemetery in Lake Forest, CA. It will be preceded by a viewing and prayer service on August 14th at 7:00 PM at O’Connor Mortuary. The burial will be followed by a reception starting at 1:30 PM at Saint John Newman Catholic Church in Irvine, CA where Allen and Joan were founding members for 45 years. O’Connor Mortuary will be conducting Allen’s burial arrangements which includes a military ceremony.


Funeral Mass

  • Date & Time: August 9, 2018 (10:30 AM)
  • Venue: Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
  • Location: 17010 NE 9th Street Vancouver, WA 98684 - (Get Directions)


  • Date & Time: August 9, 2018 (11:30 AM)
  • Venue: Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
  • Location: 17010 NE 9th Street Vancouver, WA 98684 - (Get Directions)


  • Date & Time: August 14, 2018 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: August 15, 2018 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: Ascension Cemetery
  • Location: 24754 Trabuco Road Lake Forest, CA 92630 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 837-1331


  • Date & Time: August 15, 2018 (1:30 PM)
  • Venue: St. John Neumann Catholic Church
  • Location: 5101 Alton Parkway Irvine, CA 92604 - (Get Directions)

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3 responses to Allen Wayne Coate

  1. I love you, Dad!

  2. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let Perpetual Light shine upon him. Reqiescat in Pacem.

  3. To Cathy and Janine and family, Wayne was my godfather and he and your mom were such wonderful friends to my mom. They helped her during those difficult times in the late 50s and early 60s. My mother Geri sends her love and prayers as well. There were countless stories growing up of Joan and Wayne. Still, to this day, I can’t look at a box of SunMaid Raisons and not think of Wayne. It always makes me smile.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Warmly, Jennifer Schoon Hermann, daughter of Geri Tulley Campbell.

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