Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 26, 2014
George Junior Allen

Obit George Junior AllenMay 27, 1925 — Aug. 22, 2014

George Junior Allen passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. He married Alene Morrill Allen June 8, 1949 in the Salt Lake Temple. They celebrated 65 years of marriage in June. He was a wonderful father to Lorene (David) Newbold, Stephen (Linda) Allen, Marvin (D’On) Allen, Lenis (deceased) (Byron) Bair, and Paul (Jan) Allen. He was a loving grandfather to 23 grandchildren and special great grandfather to 36. He was born in Ely, Nevada, on May 27, 1925, the son of George Allen and Grace Mecham Allen. He had one brother, Keith (JoAnn) Allen and one sister, Marjorie Allen (Joe) Nelson. He was very proud of his family and his heritage. He grew up in Tooele, Utah. He always loved music and played the trumpet in Junior High and High School bands. He also played in a dance band. He joined the Army Air Corps during World War II. He served a mission in the New England states. He graduated from the University of Utah and received an MBA from Utah State University. George started his career working with Allen’s Cash Stores in the grocery business for 11 years, the last eight he managed Allen’s Dinner Horn (local Logan grocery store). He then worked at Utah State University for 30 years finishing his career as the budget officer. He appreciated the many friends and colleagues he worked with through the years in many capacities. George’s life was filled with service to his family and others, including serving as bishop of the Logan 9th Ward, a bishop’s counselor, a member of the Cache Stake High Council and a temple officiator. The opportunities he had for church service meant the world to him. George’s family are all deeply grateful for the example of Christ-like love and integrity that he showed to them and others, His sense of humor was enjoyed by many. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. The family wishes to give special thanks to Angi Blauer and Emma Otutaha, Sunshine Terrace care givers, CNS hospice and Dr. Michael Stones. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Nelson Funeral Home Chapel (162 E. 400 North) with a viewing prior to services from 9:30-10:30 a.m.. He will be buried in the Tooele, Utah, Cemetery. In lieu of flowers you may donate to the LDS perpetual education or missionary funds by mailing to Corporation of the President, 50 E. North Temple, Room 1521, Salt Lake City, UT 84150 Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.nelsonfuneralhome.com.

 

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