Allen Jones Lifetime Achievement Award

Allen Jones, REALTOR®, was the embodiment of fair and ethical dealings. He was born in Turner, Oregon, on July 19, 1911. After serving in WWII, including at the Battle of the Bulge, he returned home to Oregon and eventually began his Real Estate career in 1946, becoming active with the Association’s Board in 1947.


He served such roles as Treasurer, Vice President and then as our association president in 1959. He was awarded our REALTOR® of the Year honor in 1980. He also served on the Professional Standards Committee for multiple years and was actively involved in the Salem Home Builders Association as well as the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce.


He married for the first time later in his life and had one son who, after a long, hard, fight, lost the battle with cancer at the age of 11. Despite this, he was never bitter and lived every moment of life to the fullest, letting his Christi