Robert Allen Robert Lee Allen passed away at his home, in the arms of his wife, on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. He was born the youngest of four children on May 22, 1927, in Ogden, Utah, to Leo Lowe Allen and Alma Price Allen. He lived most of his young life in Blue Creek and Tremonton where he learned the value of hard work. In 1945, he graduated early from Bear River High School and Seminary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to serve his country in the Navy. He then he fulfilled a two-year LDS mission in Hawaii. Lee married his high-school sweetheart, Bernice Petersen, on April 20, 1949, in the Logan LDS Temple. They are the parents of six children: Bob (Pennie) Allen, Lewie (Gen) Allen, Lani Jane (Rodger) Callister, Suzanne (Dewey) Pierson, Pauline Allen, and Andy Allen. Together they created a happy life for their children, living in East Garland, Blue Creek, Collinston and Twin Bridges, Montana. Lee and Bernice served two LDS missions in Oakland, California, and Hawaii. All three of his missions were with the Polynesian people, whom he loved so much. After 62 years of marriage, Bernice passed away in 2011. Lee worked as a farmer, rancher and real estate broker. Lee’s life was one of love and service. He served in many church callings including as counselor in the Stake Presidency, high counselor, bishop and Gospel doctrine teacher. Most recently, he was serving at the Logan Temple and as a high priest group instructor. He loved the Scouting program in which he and Bernice served for many years. They were awarded with multiple honors including the Silver Beaver, but most of all, they loved helping to build strong, young men. He also served in the Utah House of Representatives for 10 years (1983-1993) and then was appointed as a Box Elder County Commissioner by the Governor, a position that he was elected to by the people for eight more years (1993-2000). He truly loved the people that he worked with in the county and state and valued their friendships. Lee married Marie Grover Korth in 2016 and together they have enjoyed companionship, family, traveling, love and living the golden years. Marie cared for him as an angel until the end. Lee is survived by his wife, Marie; four of his children; 19 grandchildren; and 35 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bernice; and sons, Bob and Andy Allen; a Navajo son, Sam Herrera; one brother; and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday, Nov. 17, at the Fielding State Center 4375 West 15600 North, with a viewing on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. and also Friday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the church. Burial in the East Garland Cemetery with full military honors. Share condolences at www.ruddfuneralhome.com.
Dennis McBride Dennis Doyle McBride, 74, of Mt. Sterling, Utah, passed away surrounded by his family on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Logan, Utah, from a rare disease known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. He was born on April 22, 1943, in Wellsville, Utah. He was the oldest of five children born to Doyle and RaNae (Kerr) McBride. Dennis was raised in Mr. Sterling, Utah, on the family farm with his one sister and three brothers. Life on the farm was always interesting and entertaining and there are endless stories we will cherish from his memories of those times. He attended Wellsville Elementary and South Cache High School. Dad married his sweetheart, Linda (Whitaker), on Aug. 11, 1961, in Brigham City, Utah. He started working with Associated Brigham Contractors (ABC) in 1963 as a cement mason. The couple then moved to Mantua, Utah, where their three daughters were born. They later moved to Mr. Sterling where Dennis and his brother purchased the family farm, and where dad and mom built their home. Dennis worked hard at farming and raising beef cattle. He taught his daughters to work hard on the farm like the boys he never had. Dennis and Linda also enjoyed their property in Cub River, Idaho, where they spend nearly every weekend during the summers. Together they made it their second home where their kids and grandkids enjoyed spending time in the mountains and along the river with them. Dad retired after 40 years of service from Associated Brigham Contractors, where he worked as a superintendent at Nucor Steel. During those years ABC was responsible for Nucor’s repair and maintenance and Dennis was responsible for hiring up to 300 employees at a time to help during Nucor’s shutdowns. He was very well respected and known as a “getting the job done and doing it right” kind of guy! One of Dennis’s favorite things in life were the many fishing trips he took to Alaska with his Nucor and ABC buddies, and he truly treasured those trips. Dad also enjoyed pheasant hunting as well as taking his girls deer hunting in Dry Lake. Later in life he spent many hours creating beautiful handmade canes and tinkering away on many creative projects such as his pop-can wind chimes. Dad and mom spent time traveling in their motor home before finding the perfect place to settle each winter. At Cochoise Terrace in Benson, Arizona, they met many good friends and made countless memories having lots of experiences and adventures. Dennis is survived by his wife, Linda (Whitaker); daughters: Denise (Dave) Cable of Mt. Sterling, Utah; Jody Holbrook of Mendon, Utah; and Marty (Blake) McBride of Mt. Sterling, Utah; siblings: Dian (Don) Olsen of Centerville, Utah; Ron (Mary) McBride of Mt. Sterling, Utah; and Kent (Debbie) McBride of Mt. Sterling, Utah. He had 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Doyle and RaNae of Mt. Sterling, Utah; brother, Craig (Karen) of Mt. Sterling, Utah; and his beloved dog of 16 years, Shorty. Special thanks to the people at Terrace Grove Assisted Living, Rocky Mountain Home Care and Dr. Faux for taking such great care of dad. Also special thanks to the CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease) Institute for helping to find our way through this rare and complicated disease. There will be a viewing held at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 East Center Street, Logan, on Friday, Nov. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., and on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., with funeral services to follow at 12 p.m. Interment in the Wellsville City Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be expressed online at www.allenmortuaies.net. Dad was an honest, hard-working man who has left behind a legacy to his kids, grandkids and others. The world is a better place because of him. We love you dad and we will miss you.
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