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Subject: [OBITS] Blaine Weight Allan
Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2008 07:28:42 -0000
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Blaine Weight Allan
(January 27, 1912 - February 22, 2008)
Blaine Weight Allan
Blaine Weight Allan, 96 years old, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2008 in his home in Cedar City, UT., of causes incident to age. He was born on January 27, 1912 in Springville, UT., to Wilbur Bird and DeEstie Weight Allan. He married his sweetheart, Eva Harmer, on November 28, 1934, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Blaine graduated from Salem High School and attended Brigham Young University where he played on the BYU Football team and also was on the BYU wrestling team. He graduated from BYU in June, 1934. He later received his Masters of Education from BYU in 1958. He taught school in Salem, Heber City, and Payson, UT., before moving to Logandale, Nevada to start a dairy farm. He decided after a few years, that education was a better way of life. He returned to teaching in Overton, NV., teaching sixth grade. In 1957 he moved his family to Mesquite, NV., where he became the Elementary School Principal and the Sixth Grade teacher. In 1961, Blaine became the principal of!
the Virgin Valley High School until his retirement in 1975. Blaine was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints his entire life and his church service included Counselor in the Bishopric in Logandale, Bishop in Mesquite, and Counselor in the Moapa Stake Presidency for many years. After release from the Stake Presidency, he served on the Stake High Council until he and Eva were called to serve as missionaries in the Bolivia LaPaz Mission in 1976. Before and after their mission, they also served as Temple Ordinance workers in the St. George, Utah Temple. They served there until they accepted another mission call in 1980 to Nauvoo, Illinois. On their return, they once again served in the Temple until 1991. During this time, Blaine was called as the Moapa Stake Patriarch and when they moved to Cedar City, he also served as the Cedar City, Utah Stake Patriarch. Blaine loved the Boy Scouts of America program, and was involved in Scouting his entire lif!
e. He influenced many, many young men to complete their path to Eagle
Scout. He was honored by the BSA in January, 1962 with the Silver Beaver Award, one of Scouting's highest awards. He also was a member of the Sons of Utah Pioneers, serving as their President from 1997-1999. Blaine carried on the traditions of his father in black smithing and wheelwright and wainwright work for many years. He was a man of many talents and especially loved the outdoors. He loved fishing, flowers, good reading material, funny stories and articles, and he loved the family cabin at Navajo Lake on Cedar Mountain. Most of all he loved and enjoyed his children, 39 grandchildren, 121 great-grandchildren, and 2 great, great, grandchildren. He had a rare sense of humor and enjoyed life to the fullest and was always busy in his shop until just the past six months when his health declined. He is survived by his children: Loraine (Dick) Starr of Mesa, AZ; Dennis (Kara Lynne) Allan of Cedar City, UT; Judith (Dan) Frehner of Pioche, NV; Norma (Brent) Chadwick of Henderson,!
NV; Robert (Janet) Allan of Yorba Linda, CA; and Joseph H. (Karen) Allan of Salem, OR. He is preceded in death by his wife Eva, and his parents, all of his siblings, two daughters, Dee and Jeanette (Dave) Anderson, one grandson, and one great-grandson. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 10:00 am at the Rock Church located at 75 East Center in Cedar City, Utah. Visitations will be held on Friday, February 29, 2008 from 6:00-8:00 pm, and again on Saturday, March 1, 2008 from 8:00-9:15 am at Southern Utah Mortuary. A graveside service will be Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 3:30 pm in the Evergreen Cemetery in Springville, UT.
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