Allen, Conrad Kay
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Born December 9, 1932 in Safford, AZ, passed away November 1, 2013 in Gilbert, AZ. He was the son of Orville Allen and Sarah Diantha Curtis of Thatcher, AZ. Conrad married Kay Jean Smith on December 14, 1950 in the Mesa LDS Temple. He served as a Bishop in the LDS Church, and along with his wife served three church missions. He served several times as a Scoutmaster and his five sons all became Eagle Scouts. He owned and operated a General Insurance Agency and was also an award winning professional photographer. Conrad was preceded in death three years ago, by his wife Kay Jean. He is survived by eight children; Roni Bates (Ivan), Chris Allen (Debbie), Noel Allen (Karen), Cory Allen (Cindy), Kevin Allen (Robin), Melodee Jones, Shawn Allen (Susan), and Elizabeth Banks (David). His posterity includes 53 grandchildren (49 survive him), 112 great-grandchildren (111 survive him) and 1 great-great grandchild. A viewing will be held at Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201, Friday, November 8th from 6-8 pm. Funeral services are Saturday, November 9th at 10 AM, preceded by a visitation at 9 AM at the LDS Highland Ward, 7145 E. Monterey Ave. Mesa, AZ 85209.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 7, 2013