February 18, 1941 - May 3, 2013
Wayne Marvin Allan, 72, was called to our Heavenly Home May 3, 2013. He was born in Springville, Utah to Leonard Marvin and Evelyn Christensen Allan on February 18, 1941. Wayne was sealed to his eternal companion, Claudia Jo Harris, in the Manti Temple on June 14, 1963. He is survived by his wife, Claudia, his sons, Kenyan (Nikki Moss), Tyler (Mariana Donoho), 13 grandchildren and his siblings Carol McGee, Marjorie Anderson, Lynn Allan, Jennefer Allan, and Shirley Whitby. He was preceded in death by his daughters, Mykel Lisa, Carli Jo, and Trysta Kathryn, as well as his parents. Wayne had suffered from failing health for more than eighteen years, growing more severe over the past six months. Our family takes comfort in knowing that not only is he free from the pain and trials of this life, but he is now reunited with the three beautiful daughters that he so patiently lived without since 1997. A happy ending to a fruitful, faith-filled life that touched so many. Wayne graduated from Springville High in 1959 and left immediately for basic training in the U.S. Army National Guard. He returned in October and enrolled at BYU. In July of 1960, at the age of 19 during an interview with his Bishop, Wayne learned that the age for male missionaries had just been changed from 21 to 19. He started his papers the same day. In August he received a Call to serve in the California Mission and two weeks later entered the Mission Training Center in Salt Lake City. After his wedding in 1963, he and Claudia started life in a $65/mo apartment with no AC and a '59 Volkswagen "beetle". Both attended BYU and worked -- Claudia at what would become Brick Oven Pizza and Wayne at KEYY radio station playing night time Jazz. From the very beginning Wayne had promised Claudia that "life with him would never be boring" and it wasn't. With the start of their family formal education was put on hold and they took every opportunity at employment and a chance to "see what they could see on the other side of the mountain". A new adventure began. Wayne worked at: Geneva, radio, television, teaching week long seminars in cities all over the U.S., owning a lumber processing company, and private college administration and enrollment. As their family grew they lived in Utah, Colorado, Utah, California, New Jersey, Rhode Island, back to California [where he finally had the opportunity to finish his Bachelor's Degree], and then back to Utah. He had the opportunity to serve in the LDS church, as a Cub Scout Pack Leader, a Scout Master, an early morning Seminary teacher, a Bishop's Counselor, on the High Counsel, and a Teacher of youth and adults. Meanwhile he enjoyed playing guitar, singing, hiking, rock climbing, camping, sailing, traveling, reading, writing, fixing stuff, making shapes out of the clouds, and learning of any kind. He especially enjoyed being a Father and a Grandpa/Papa. Since about 1995 his health challenges have been: adult onset Hydrocephalus with three shunt placements, diabetes, prostate cancer, sleep apnea, and Parkinson's Disease. He died of congestive heart failure after his wife, his sons, their families, his siblings and a few others that love him had had a chance to say "good bye". There are lots of stories intertwined. It has been a wonderful adventure.
Wayne Marvin Allan, 72, was called to our Heavenly Home May 3, 2013. He was born in Springville, Utah to Leonard Marvin and Evelyn Christensen Allan on February 18, 1941. Wayne was sealed to his eternal companion, Claudia Jo Harris, in the Manti... View Obituary & Service Information
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