Allen Edgar age 73, local retired businessman and former Flagstaff City Councilman passed away unexpectedly at his home in Flagstaff, Arizona on Friday February 2, 2018. Allen was born on December 7, 1944 in Trenton, NJ to Frank and Estelle Edgar, he was the oldest of 7 children. Allen moved to Flagstaff in 1963 with his family graduating from Flagstaff High School in 1964 and Northern Arizona University in 1972 with a BA in Marketing. He was then employed with 3M Company. In 1977 Allen began a very successful 38 year career with State Farm Insurance Companies retiring in 2014. During his tenure with State Farm Allen earned several awards for his accomplishments.
Allen was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He coached his daughter’s softball teams for many years and was a great supporter of their high school sports activities.
Allen was very active in civic and city organizations he served as President of both the Greater Economic Development Council and the Flagstaff Exchange Club. He was a City Councilman from 1992-1996 and 1998-2002, a board member of Bothands and a member of several other organizations.
Allen was an avid hunter and outdoorsman and enjoyed his time hunting with his partners Bob & John, his grandsons, daughter and sons-in-laws. In his younger days he played men’s softball and he stilled played golf.
Allen was well known as the “The Whistler”, his sense of humor and his green thumb.
Allen is survived by his wife of 53 years, Cheryl, daughters Traci Chrisman, Gilbert, AZ, Staci (Bob) Kay, Kingman, AZ, five grandchildren Charles Chrisman, Cooper Kay, Jordan Chrisman, Kaci Kay, and Caitlyn Chrisman, his brother Donald Edgar, Puyallup, WA, sisters, Anita Cerracchio, Phoenix, AZ, and Penny Edgar, Puyallup, WA. He was proceeded in death by his parents, brother’s Jim Edgar, Bill Edgar and sister Wendy Edgar.
Services will be held on Friday February 9, 2018 at 1:00 PM at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church, 1600 E Route 66 Flagstaff, AZ. Interment will conclude services at Citizens Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Norvel Owens Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in his honor to Sharon’s Attic or to a charity of one’s choice. Memories and condolences can be shared with his family at www.norvelowensmortuary.com