Allen Donald Bivins

Allen Donald Bivins of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., passed away far too soon at the age of 57 surrounded by his loved ones in his home on April 10, 2020 after a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. A private party will be held to celebrate his life in Boca Raton, Fla., on July 18, 2020.

Allen was born in Harlem, Mont., on Sept. 27, 1962, a Blackfeet Tribal Descendent, to Donald Bivins and Mary Webber Bivins. He grew up in Libby, Mont., graduated from Libby High School in 1980, immersed in sports and outdoor activities for every season; including, extreme downhill snow skiing in the winter, baseball in the spring, slalom waterskiing in the summer, boxing in the fall, and bowling throughout the year while working at the local alley. 

Allen accomplished many athletic milestones throughout his life. He won Golden Gloves as a boxer in middle school with his Dad as his coach. A top pitcher for the state of Montana, Allen went to Whitworth University on a full ride baseball scholarship. 

After moving to Florida in 1984, he competed in many tennis tournaments, successfully hit 35 feet off at 32 mph slalom waterskiing, and even landed his first back roll on a wakeboard at the ripe age of 42. 

All the while, Allen continued to perfect his bowling game having competed in professional tournaments where he collected several ABC rings for throwing perfect 300 games. 

Continuing his athletic conquest, Allen competed in Spokane Hoopfest over several decades, was an avid CrossFit competitor, and a dedicated golfer that saw multiple rounds scored in the low 70s during his last few months.  

Allen had an unwavering work ethic which showed in his illustrious 20 plus year career with Masco Corporation where he started out as a day laborer and worked his way up to Director of Mergers & Acquisitions in their Building Services division. 

After leaving Masco in 2008, he acquired and ran Custom Cabinetry in West Palm Beach up until his retirement in 2019. Allen took pride in the high-quality work his company produced and possessed a strong appreciation and respect for all of his employees. 

Allen married his hometown sweetheart Dawnell Johnson in 1987. Their marriage of 21 years bore three children; Trey Allen, Nicole Marie and Tanner Matthew. In 2008, Allen married Sandra Feigel of Winter Springs, Fla., who was at his side when he passed.  

Allen is survived by his wife Sandra Feigel of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; his sons Trey Bivins (Melanie Bivins) of Boca Raton, Fla. and Tanner Bivins of Eugene, Ore.; his sister Kathy McDonald (Robert McDonald) of Temecula, Calif.; his niece Natika McDonald of Seattle, Wash.; his stepson TJ Darnell (Brea Darnell) of Anchorage, Alaska; his stepdaughter Megan Feigel of Winter Springs, Fla.; and numerous extended family and friends. 

Allen was preceded in death by his parents Don and Mary Webber Bivins; his daughter Nicole Bivins; his paternal grandparents Earnest and Loring Bivins; his maternal grandparents Henry and Stella Webber; great-grandparents George and Katie Croff; great-great grandparents Hirum and Emma (Spearwoman) Upham; his great-great-great grandfather was Chief Heavy Runner of the Blackfeet Tribe. 

While his light is no longer with us, the impression he made on so many through his infectious laugh, his positive outlook on life, and uplifting nature will forever live on. Allen will continue to be loved and missed by many.