Glenn David Allred, 76, of Smithfield, Utah, passed away in Ogden on Oct. 22, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. Glenn was born to C.G. "Jim" and Blanche Allred in Ogden, Utah, on Aug. 18, 1936, and raised on the family farm in Tuttle, Idaho.
He served his country for eight years in the U.S. Navy
and Reserve. He married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Ellen Marie Campbell, on July 3, 1955, in Oklahoma City, Okla. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Glenn received his education at UofU, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, and then worked for the majority of his life at Utah State University's Space Dynamics Laboratory.
He was well-known for making the world more beautiful through his artistic and creative talents: painting, sketching, sculpting, glass etching, casting, pottery, wood carvings, photography, etc.
An avid astronomer, Glenn shared his love of the heavens with the community and countless people throughout the world. He served others through various callings as an active member of the LDS Church and as a member of the Richmond Lions Club for more than 30 years.
Glenn loved people. Throughout his life he had a special connection with everyone around him. It didn't matter if it was a lifelong friend or a store clerk, he always had time to stand and chat for a while. Many hours of the final years of his life were spent with doctors, nurses, health care providers and other patients. Thanks to these people for their tender care. They all became Dad's friends.
Glenn is survived by his wife of 57 years and three children, Christy (Doug) White of Richmond, Mike (Janet) Allred of Hyde Park and Tyler (Deanna) Allred of Tremonton; brother Blaine (Jerrie) Allred of Pocatello, Idaho; and sister Diane Chapman of Tucson, Ariz. He loved his 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
A public reception in Glenn's honor will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, on the USU Innovation Campus in the Calibration & Optical Research Laboratory Building, 489 E. 1650 North in North Logan, Utah. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Smithfield 10th Ward church, 450 S. 250 East in Smithfield, Utah, under the direction of Bishop Sam Murdock. The family will greet friends and neighbors at the church prior to the services from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.