Paul Andrew Allen, a student majoring in music secondary education with an instrumental emphasis, died March 19, 2015. He was 18.

Mr. Allen was born on Nov. 26, 1996, in Torrance, Calif., to David and Mary Allen. He was a talented musician who played multiple instruments. He loved playing, writing and listening to music. He was a graduate of Desert Vista High School and a participant in the school’s marching band before heading off to attend Northern Arizona University.

Mr. Allen is survived by his mother, Mary Allen; siblings, Jessica Soqui, David Allen, Joe Allen and Vladimir Allen; numerous nephews and nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Dave, and his paternal and maternal grandparents.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul Allen’s name to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, PO Box 62596, Baltimore, MD, 21264, or to notmykid.org, 5230 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85254.