Shawn Dee Allen passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Shawn was born on 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 had two 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 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, with another grandson on the way, as well as daughter Emily Walker, and granddaughter Brooklynn. He is also survived by his wife RaeLene, parents Fred and Rebecca Allen of Kanab, siblings Dan (Karel) Allen, Shelly (Charlie) Leavitt, Brenda (Mark) Foy, Tim (Marcia) Allen, and Jeremiah (Jamie) Allen.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013, at 11 AM at the West Jordan Utah Oquirrh Stake Center located at 5208 W Cyclamen Way in West Jordan, Utah. A viewing will be held Thursday, March 21, 2013 at that location from 6 to 8 PM, and again on Friday starting at 9:30 AM.
Thursday night Viewing
|First time letting the kids see Grandpa|
|Grandma and Grandpa with the Grandkids|
Friday Morning Viewing and Funeral
|Front and back of program|
|Inside of Program|
|Closing the casket|
|Placing the boutonnieres on the casket|
|A couple of the pall bearers|
|Justin at the casket|
|Some of the kiddos in the limo|
|Logan and Justin rode up front|
|The Young side of the family at the luncheon|
|The Allen side of the family at the luncheon|
|A few of the thoughtful gifts sent throughout the week|
|The Edible arrangements and meals brought over were all so helpful|
Thank you so much to the friends and family who helped carry us through that week. Even looking back we are still so overcome with appreciation for the love, support and compassion that was shown to us by a simple call, text or stopping by to let us know we were in your thoughts.