Allen M. Talbert

July 12, 1984 - April 17, 2023

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Allen Mark Talbert


July 12th, 1984 – April 17th, 2023


On April 17th, 2023 at approximately 7am, our dear friend and wonderful family member Allen Talbert passed away in his apartment at the Rose Schnitzer Tower in Portland, Oregon. He was 38.

Allen was born Albert George Saddler to Tammy Saddler in Eugene, Oregon on July 12th, 1984. He was eventually placed into a home where Karen and Paul Tallman became his foster parents. Albert was well-loved and accepted by both of them and his foster siblings.

Two years later, Mike and Linda Talbert adopted little Albert where he would become Allen Mark Talbert, to spend the next chapter of his life growing up.

During his lifetime, he grew to become someone who was his own person – often doing things his way. He was rebellious and loved cracking jokes. He also loved making people smile. He didn’t like bullies or confrontation. In middle school, he met Adam and Jonathan who would grow to become his ever-lasting friends and even become “brothers from other mothers”. Even in the afterlife, that bond is still unbreakable.

At the age of 14, Allen was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. He also struggled with ADHD, which made life more difficult for him, and yet, he still enjoyed doing the things that he was fond of. He loved to visit with and take care of his family’s pets and barn animals, and would sometimes give them nicknames or sing to them.

He was a lover of many different books – including works from Edgar Allan Poe, movies ranging from “October Sky” and “Apollo 13” to Disney, old movies and various television series. Allen was also a well-read student of war ships and WWII. You could ask him almost anything about that time period and he would have an answer. He was also a collector of model warships and of Asian artwork. Allen was just as passionate about professional wrestling, citing “The Rock” as his favorite wrestler. He, Adam and Jonathan often got together to have Wrestlemania viewing parties.

In 1998, he attended high school at Clackamas where he graduated with a diploma four years later. He would go on to volunteer at the VA Hospital and Holliday Park Plaza while also taking a few college courses at PCC. Later in his years, he volunteered at the local church near his apartment building handing out meal boxes to the less fortunate.

As an extrovert, Allen was always willing to lend a hand or an ear to anyone that needed it. He would often help his mother with little things around
her house, even when he didn’t want to and often showing his appreciation for her in small ways. He made friends everywhere he went, and in the last few years of his life, he worked as a convenience store clerk at both Plaid Pantry and 7-Eleven.

Even up until the very end, when times were rough and his body couldn’t handle it anymore, Allen always had a smile. He was a loving son, brother, generous friend, boyfriend and ultimately a fighter.

Allen leaves behind a devastated group of close family and friends, including his parents, foster parents and birth mother.

He will be missed so much.

“Like a shooting star
Flying across the room
So fast so far
You were gone too soon” —Simple Plan, “Gone Too Soon”

We will be holding a private Celebration of Life at the Horse Brass Pub in his honor. Please feel free to leave a message as tribute or condolence by clicking
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In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.