Kenneth Reese Allan, 87, passed away May 28, 2014 from cardiac arrest. He was born on April 20, 1927 in Springville, Utah to Kenneth Wignall Allan and Emma Grace Llewellyn Allan. He married the love of his life, Phyllis Diamond, on February 1, 1945 in the Salt Lake Temple. Reese was raised and educated in Springville, Utah graduating from Springville High School. He enlisted in the Navy and served his country honorably in World War II. He worked in many professions and has always been known for his strong work ethics.
The first and most important thing in his life was his wonderful wife, Phyllis, of 69 years and the family they raised together. He was always an example of strength and fortitude to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and was renowned as the voice of wisdom in their lives.
Reese was an avid golfer and worked as the golf martial at the Entrada golf course since it opened in 1996. He was loved and well respected by all who knew him. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving in many church callings.
He is survived by his wife Phyllis, of St. George, Utah, three daughters: Vicky Curtis (Steve) of Springville, Utah, Pam Cherrington (Kim) of Mapleton, Utah, Melissa Gail (Bryan) of Bedford, Wyoming as well as 19 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and one brother, Winford Allan of Draper, Utah. He was preceded in death by a son Gregory Allan, a daughter Stacy Bowler, a grandson Kit Allan, and a son-in-law Dean Cram.
- Funeral services will be held Monday, June 2, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Morningside Stake House located at 879 South River Road St. George.
- Viewings will be held Sunday evening, June 1, at the Spilsbury Mortuary from 6-8 p.m. and on Monday, June 2 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Stake House.
- Graveside services will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery in Springville, Utah Tuesday, June 3, at 1 p.m. Interment will follow with full Military Honors.
The family wishes to express thanks and appreciation to the staff and doctors at the Dixie Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements are under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, St. George, UT 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign his online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com.