Glenn David Allred (1936 - 2012)
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.
Trav's Grandpa Allred was truly an amazing man. We loved him so much, but are glad that he no longer has to battle this cancer that eventually took his life. From the first time I met him, I instantly felt loved. A gentleman who spoke at his funeral made the point that Grandpa Allred was a "builder of people". I love that because he was. He left people better than he found them. He always let them know how special, how beautiful, how amazing they were. He made sure everyday that you knew that someone loved you--particularly him. And he did this not only to his family (although I'm sure we got to sample it much more often than others), but to a waitress, a cashier, to anyone he met. Oh how I will miss this man, his reassurance of love and his hugs. I hope that I can become a builder of people. Love you always Grandpa Allred.