David Taylor Allen

David Taylor Allen, age 77,  passed away Tuesday morning, July 28,  in his sleep at his home in Leeds, UT from ALS.  He was born September 12, 1942 in New York City to Robert K and Elizabeth T Allen of Provo, Utah. He married Kathy Pritchett on her 20th birthday, December 25, 1961, at his parents’ home in Provo, Utah.

David grew up in Provo. He attended BY and Provo High, and graduated in 1960 from Provo High.

David was an entrepreneur. He began businesses including Allen-Ward Associates and a TV repair business in Provo, Allen’s Camera, Sound and Music in Heber City, and Deseret Computer in Salt Lake City. He received a US Patent for the Sync generator he and his friend Ron Ward invented.

David was brilliant and fun to talk to. He could (and did) fix almost anything and he had great faith in God and love for his family. He was always excited to show everyone the most recent thing he had invented, created, or fixed.

He graduated in Business Management from MSU in Joplin, Missouri. He most recently was employed by the LDS Facilities Management in Page, Arizona.

He is survived by his wife Kathy of Leeds, Utah and their 11 children including: Heather Allen, of Boston, MA. Judy Done of Logan, Utah. Aaron Allen of Allentown, PA. Alma Allen of Mexico City, Mexico, Adam Allen of Draper, UT, Abraham Allen of Leeds, UT, Ruth Waddell of Syracuse, UT, Samuel Allen of Bountiful, UT, AnnMarie Gordon of Alpine, UT, Emily Berriochoa of Phoenix, AZ, and DavyBob Allen of Leeds, UT.

David is grandfather to 26 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He loved his family.

He is also survived by his brother, Robert E Allen of Salem, UT and his sisters, Liz Sherlock of Salt Lake City, UT and Jane Allen of Ann Arbor, MI.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St, St. George, Utah. Friends and family are invited to sign his online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com



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9 Responses

  1. My condolences to Kathy, her family, and David’s brother and sisters. I am saddened by the news of David’s passing. He was a fine
    person and had a brilliant mind. Again, my sincere wishes for comfort to his loved ones. Carol D. Anderson

  2. My condolences to Kathy, her family, and to Davids brother and his sisters. I am saddened by the news of
    David’s passing. He was a fine person and had a brilliant mind. Again, my sincere wishes for comfort
    to his loved ones. Carol D. Anderson

  3. I first met David when I was a teenager in Wasatch County. I loved visiting his store on the corner of Main St and Center St in Heber. That’s where I purchased many of my LPs as a teenager. He was always knowledgeable, friendly, and fun to talk to.

    My sincere condolences to his family.

  4. David was a great friend I spent many days talking to and working by David, we talked about many things but mostly about our Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ, I know that our Heavenly Father had a lot to do with David and mine friendship, when times were hard for me out of the blue David would ask me if I would do a project for him, only the Holy Ghost could be the one who prompted David to ask, he was always respectful and kind to me and I will miss him

  5. He was the first to show and last to leave when it was time to clean the chapel… He will be missed

  6. Our deep condolences to Kathy and her family. To us, David was so knowledgeable in every subject! We were having a problem with our refrigerator staying cool and the first thing Diane thought of was to ask David. I described what was happening and he immediately said what part was causing the problem so my husband replaced the part and it’s worked fine ever since. I feel like I’ve become good friends with Kathy and love her for her being so genuine and meek and kind. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Much love.

  7. So sorry to read of David’s passing. Remember the good time together in Page. Thoughts are with you and your family. Know that you are loved.

  8. Dear Allen Family,

    I am sad to hear David passed away and that he suffered from ALS. I loved his contagious laughter, fun personality, kind heart, and creativity. He was and is a true Christian by word and deed. I pray all of you will be comforted and know you are loved.

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