Dee Allison

Born: Thu., Jan. 27, 1944
Died: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019


Visitation

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 24, 2019
Location: Coalville LDS Stake Center


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Feb. 25, 2019
Location: Coalville LDS Stake Center


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Dee Allison
Beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Richard Dee Allison, age 75, passed away on February 18, 2019 in Ogden, Utah.
Dee was born on January 27, 1944 in Visalia, California to Andrew and Jeanne (Archer) Allison.
On March 11, 1964 Dee married the love of his life, Terry Wagstaff in Hilliard, Wyoming.  They went on to have three children and share a magnificent love for each other, teaching us all what true love is all about.
Earlier in his life Dee suffered a work accident that placed him in a wheelchair for the last 46 years. Despite the tremendous changes in his life he never complained and he continued to pursue an active and passionate life. He had a great love for the outdoors and nature, traveling with friends and family, and especially trips to Wendover where he showed off his talents as a skilled blackjack player.  Dee was also a gifted and self-taught painter of landscapes, and after his accident pottery, and he continued to paint for many years after his accident.
He was also a devoted supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, and was recognized many times for his long-time support of the organization.
One of Dee’s great passions was collecting artifacts. His love of American history kept him busy collecting coins, guns, bottles, pottery, and Native American relics for his entire life.
Most important to him was visiting with friends and family. Those conversations will be treasured and he will be missed immensely.
Dee is survived by his loving wife, Terry, of Hoytsville; his sons, Clay W. (Angela) Allison, of Taylorsville; and Clint (Amy) Allison of Heber City; and his daughter, Lonnie D. (Neil) Dawson, of Upton; grandchildren: Davey, Brooklon, Jayde, Kasey, Kodee, Mason, and Wyatt; and his 3 great grandchildren;   His brother, Chick Davidson of Visalia, CA; and his sister Sue Allison of Kanab, Utah.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and siblings: Tweak, Ence, Tuney, and Frankie.
Funeral service will be on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Coalville L.D.S. Stake Center. Viewing will be at the church on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Interment will follow in the Hoytsville Cemetery.

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Rocky and Judy Young
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
Terry and family, we were deeply saddened to learn of Dee's passing, what a joy it was to know him and you. Buying coins and hearing of his adventures. I have always enjoyed talking to both of you. We always looked up to both of you and your examples in life and your love for each other is truly unmatched.
We send our condolences and best wishes of comfort. God bless both of you.

Rocky and Judy Young and family

Glenn and Betty Willoughby
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
So sorry about Dees passing. Glenn and I always loved visiting with the two of you. Glenn especially envied Dees sheep camp and all his collectibles. He will be missed. Very special spirit. Great family.

Paul W. Broadbent, M.D.
   Posted Thu February 21, 2019
I was saddened to hear of Dee's passing. What an example he was for keeping a positive attitude, never complaining and keeping actively involved in spite of the hardships he had to endure. I can still remember the first day I met Dee, when I was about 6 years old and he was around 7. They had just moved from Center Creek to our neighborhood on the northeast side of Heber. We all called him "Dumpy" then, a nickname I believe his mother gave him. We became childhood buddies and roamed the hills east of Heber hunting and fishing. Dee became a close to our entire family. Later, after I graduated from school and lived abroad for many years, Dee became a close friend with my older brother Fred. In the past few years, Fred, our sister Jane, my wife Marilyn and myself visited Dee and Terry a few times in their home. It was always uplifting to be in their home to feel Dee's positive attitude and the love between Terry and him. Of course, his collections of guns, coins, arrowheads, bottles, etc. was very impressive as was his collection of pottery that he had painted. We are so glad we made those visits and sad that it will no longer be possible. Dee will be missed. His life was and will continue to be an inspiration to us all.

Jeanne Comer
   Posted Thu February 21, 2019

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Jerry and Jeanne Comer.

may your memories of our sweet Dee help to heal you Loves to you and your family at this sad time


JOYE OVARD
   Posted Thu February 21, 2019
Lonnie and your Mom,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll miss seeing him, and having an occasional chat with him and your Mom at 'Seniors'. It was nice to visit his home with the Seniors to see his collections. Your Mom will be lost without him. What a great lady she is.

Sending love your way.

Jane Broadbent Mendenhall
   Posted Thu February 21, 2019
We have lost an amazing man and friend. We were neighbors when we were young and as I think back at childhood, Dee has been a friend for a long time. I have been to Dee and Terry's home several times and always cherished our visits. He could remember people and happenings so well. I am very proud to be the owner of two of his hand painted pots. I am so proud to tell the story of who and how he painted them. Terry it has been such a joy to get to know you and be in your home.
I wish I could be with you and be to his service. I live in Calif. my thoughts we'll be with you
I send my love. Jane mendenhall

Elaine Lambert
   Posted Fri February 22, 2019
I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to all of Dee’s family. Death is the hardest thing we have to deal with in life. I know my words can’t change anything and can do little to ease the pain you are feeling, so I pray that the God of comfort calm your hearts and help you heal. (2 Thessalonians 2:16,17) Lean on Him in the days to follow. One way that God comforts us today is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. For the Bible’s answers to questions about grief and death please visit JW.org.

Paul W. Broadbent, M.D.
   Posted Fri February 22, 2019
I was saddened to hear of Dee's passing. What an example he was for keeping a positive attitude, never complaining and keeping actively involved in spite of the hardships he had to endure. I can still remember the first day I met Dee, when I was about 6 years old and he was around 7. They had just moved from Center Creek to our neighborhood on the northeast side of Heber. We all called him "Dumpy" then, a nickname I believe his mother gave him. We became childhood buddies and roamed the hills east of Heber hunting and fishing. Dee became close to our entire family. Later, after I graduated from school and lived abroad for many years, Dee became a close friend with my older brother Fred. In the past few years, Fred, our sister Jane, my wife Marilyn and myself visited Dee and Terry a few times in their home. It was always uplifting to be in their home to feel Dee's positive attitude and the love between Terry and him. Of course, his collections of guns, coins, arrowheads, bottles, etc. was very impressive as was his collection of pottery that he had painted. We are so glad we made those visits and sad that it will no longer be possible. Dee will be missed. His life was and will continue to be an inspiration to us all.

Vicky Soto
   Posted Sun February 24, 2019

MOUNTAIN MEADOW PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Chick and Vicky.


Lee Whiting
   Posted Sun February 24, 2019
Dear Terry and family,

I was so very sad to hear of Dee's passing this past week. He was a remarkable man, always interested in the world around him and a prodigious reader, curious to learn a new thing, hear a new story and of course never hesitated to tell a few of his own! I never once heard him complain or dwell on his personal situation and he was always a beacon of positivity. His energy was contagious and I never left his presence without a smile on my face. He was a living example of one's attitude determining one's altitude. I always felt welcome in your home when I visited and will cherish those special moments. I will miss his friendship, wisdom and good humor. His love for you, Terry, is unmistakable, as yours is for him. I will miss him very much and am so sorry for your loss.
Love,
Lee

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