Our sweet father and dear friend, Eric Ray Allred returned to his loving Heavenly Father on Sept. 12, 2013 at McKay Dee Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.
Eric was born on Jan. 11, 1945 in Price, Utah to Robert Clay Allred and Mildred Pearl Downard. He graduated from Bountiful High School and served an LDS Mission to New Zealand. He married his sweetheart and eternal companion, Phyllis England on March 15, 1967 in the Salt Lake Temple. They shared 46 years devoted to each other and their family. Eric also served in the US Army and Reserves and was very proud to have served his country. He retired from Utah Power & Light after 30 years and enjoyed working at the Salt Lake International Airport.
Eric is survived by his wife Phyllis Allred and his children: Kirk (Lori) Allred, Jill (Scott) Tuttle, Wendy Allred, Sheri (Ryan) Kirkpatrick, Amy (Justin) Child and Trisha (Joe) Davidson and 14 grandchildren; his two brothers and three sisters: Dan (Deanna) Allred, Marilyn McDonald, Leanore (Ed) Dialouge, Hilary (Paul) Lessing, Edwin (Bettina) Allred and two sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.
Eric was an avid Scouter and served in Scouting for 50 years and was awarded the District Award of Merit and the Silver Beaver Award. He enjoyed making and presenting Eagle feathers at Eagle Court of Honors to many young men over the years. He served faithfully in many LDS Church callings during his life and had a beautiful testimony of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Eric always had a smile on his face and enjoyed talking to anyone who would listen. He was a prankster and always had a joke to share. And he is considered an adopted “dad” to many who will miss him dearly.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at the Kaysville 7th Ward Chapel 331 S. 50 W., Kaysville, Utah. A viewing will be held on Sunday Sept. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Russon Brother Mortuary at 1941 North Main Street, Farmington. Family and friends may call from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the funeral.
Interment at Kaysville Cemetery. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.
Contributions can be made to the family account at America First Credit Union.