Shawn Dee Allen|
1966 ~ 2013
Shawn Dee Allen passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Shawn was born May 21, 1966 to Fred Allen and Rebecca Gardner Allen in Salt Lake City, Utah. Shawn married his sweetheart RaeLene Young on June 15, 1983 in Kanab, Utah and they have 2 wonderful children together. Shawn went to Kanab High School and later graduated from Utah Technical College in 1985.
Shawn was a lifelong member of the LDS Church and has enjoyed serving in the Oquirrh Mountain Temple since its opening three and a half years ago.
Shawn was a 15 year survivor of leukemia and had undergone a bone marrow transplant. Despite the hardships he faced he loved people and if you met him you got a hug. He loved giving hugs. He also loved his family and took great joy in his grandchildren. All of whom will miss him greatly.
Shawn was preceded in death by his brother Eric Allen. He is survived by his son Justin (Julie) Allen and grandsons Karson, Kaiden, Logan, and one more grandson on the way, as well as daughter Emily Walker, and granddaughter Brooklynn. He is also survived by wife RaeLene, parents Fred and Rebecca Allen (Kanab), siblings Dan (Karel) Allen, Shelly (Charlie) Leavitt, Brenda (Mark) Foy, Tim (Marcia) Allen, Jeremiah (Jamie) Allen and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 11 A.M. at the West Jordan Utah Oquirrh Stake Center located at 5208 West Cyclamen Way in West Jordan, Utah. A viewing will be held Thursday, March 21, 2013 at that location from 6 to 8 P.M., and again on Friday starting at 9:30 A.M. For online condolences please visit www.evans-earlymortuary.com.
Published in Deseret News on Mar. 20, 2013