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John McGee Allen Obituary
1930 ~ 2013
John McGee Allen, beloved father, brother and grandfather, peacefully passed away in Las Vegas on Thursday November 28, 2013 at the age of 83.
John is predeceased by his wife, Tove Willestrup Allen. He is lovingly remembered by his brother Stephen F. Allen (Doneda) of Coeur d'Alene, ID, his son John W. Allen (Denise) of Houston, and his daughters Julie Pruitt (Roger)of Houston and Cathy Allen (Randy) of Las Vegas. He leaves a legacy of 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
John was born in Salt Lake City in 1930. He graduated from Idaho Falls High School in 1949. John was a medic in the United States Army having been deployed to Germany. He graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor's of Science in 1956. He married his sweetheart Tove in Salt Lake City. They moved to Las Vegas where he was a stock broker and real estate appraiser. He joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at age 50 and served diligently his ward and the LDS Temple. John enjoyed football, skiing, tennis, fishing, and golf. He continued to play tennis into his later years and even past the age of 80 he could still outplay those half his age or younger. John was well-known for his witty sense of humor.
Graveside service date at Wasatch Lawn Cemetery is pending.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Dec. 1, 2013
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