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Jennis Blaine AllredDecember 12, 2014
Jennis Blaine Allred, age 81, passed away peacefully in his home in Erda, Utah on December 12, 2014. Blaine was born at the foot of the Manti Temple on July 15, 1933 to Jennis and Edna Allred. He and his brother Glen shared in the responsibilities of the family farm. He loved the farm and spent countless hours looking after the livestock and nurturing their rich farm soil located in the Sanpete Valley. He was taught the principle of hard work in his youth and passed this valuable principle on to his children and grandchildren. He was an honest, loyal, and hardworking man.
Following high school Blaine enlisted in the military where he served honorably. Upon his return home from his military service, he met his wife and eternal companion Dellene Anderson of Gunnison, Utah. They were married on November 4, 1955. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on November 4, 1999.
Blaine was a family man. He loved his family beyond measure and his family loved him. He was happiest when he was in the presence of his wife, children, and grandchildren. He is a member of the LDS Church and has a deep inner conviction of the eternal nature of family. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. His circle of friends is vast. He easily made and kept friends and they always felt comfortable and loved around him.
Blaine is survived by his wife Dellene, His five children, Jenilee (Kent) McComb, Kenneth Allred, Chad (Melanie) Allred, Blake (Lisa) Allred, and Janell (Trent) Martindale; 18 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, and sister.
A Viewing will be held Wednesday evening at Tate Mortuary in Tooele, Utah from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 18 at 11:00 am in the LDS chapel located on 203 East, Erda Way in Erda, Utah. There will be a viewing at the Erda chapel from 9:30 – 10:30 am preceding the funeral service. A graveside service will be held in Manti at 3:30 pm Thursday, December 18.
The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation for those who have cared for Blaine over the years. For the VA Hospital staff, the Harmony Health Care Staff, and the Tooele Dialysis Center staff. We appreciate the love and kindness shown him through his often difficult journey.