David Taylor Allen, age 77, passed away Tuesday morning, July 28, in his sleep at his home in Leeds, Utah from ALS. He was born Sept. 12, 1942, in New York City to Robert K and Elizabeth T Allen of Provo, Utah. He married Kathy Pritchett on her 20th birthday, Dec. 25, 1961, at his parents’ home in Provo, Utah.
David grew up in Provo. He attended BY and Provo High and graduated in 1960 from Provo High.
David was an entrepreneur. He began businesses including Allen-Ward Associates and a TV repair business in Provo, Allen’s Camera, Sound and Music in Heber City, and Deseret Computer in Salt Lake City. He received a U.S. Patent for the Sync generator he and his friend Ron Ward invented.
David was brilliant and fun to talk to. He could (and did) fix almost anything and he had great faith in God and love for his family. He was always excited to show everyone the most recent thing he had invented, created, or fixed.
He graduated in Business Management from MSU in Joplin, Missouri. He most recently was employed by the LDS Facilities Management in Page, Arizona.
He is survived by his wife Kathy of Leeds, Utah and their 11 children including, Heather Allen, of Boston, Massachusetts; Judy Done of Logan, Utah; Aaron Allen of Allentown, Pennsylvania; Alma Allen of Mexico City, Mexico; Adam Allen of Draper, Utah; Abraham Allen of Leeds, Utah; Ruth Waddell of Syracuse, Utah; Samuel Allen of Bountiful, Utah; AnnMarie Gordon of Alpine, Utah; Emily Berriochoa of Phoenix, Arizona; and DavyBob Allen of Leeds, Utah.
David is grandfather to 26 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He loved his family.
He is also survived by his brother, Robert E Allen of Salem, Utah and his sisters, Liz Sherlock of Salt Lake City, Utah and Jane Allen of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah. Friends and family are invited to sign his online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com
Graveside Services will be held at the Toquerville City Cemetery on Aug. 8 at 10 a.m.