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Obituary: ALLEN, VILATEL

Published: Friday, Sept. 19 2014 2:25 p.m. MDT

Vilate L. Allen"Beloved Mother"Vilate LeCheminant Allen, 83, passed away September 23, 2011 in Salt Lake City, UT. She was born on September 11, 1928 to Edmund Lionel and Ruth LeCheminant and was one of eleven children. Vilate married Herbert J Allen June 1st, 1947 in Murray, UT. The joy of her life was her family. She was one of Pete Harman's first employees at the Dew Drop Inn which later became Harmans Restaurant (KFC). Family camping trips, dinners, holidays and BBQ's will always be remembered. Vilate was a wonderful cook and always made too much. Trips to Hebgen Lake were an annual adventure with great memories to be created, reminisced and cherished. She loved to garden and would wake up early to weed, plant and putter. She was survived by her daughter Karen Allen (who never left her side), sons, Dale Allen (Barbara), Paul Allen (Mary Jane) and Glen Allen (Tawna). She was blessed with 16 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband (Herbert), son (John) and daughter (Audrey). Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S State, Murray, UT. Friends may call Monday 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10-10:45 a.m. Interment Murray City Cemetery. Online condolences: www.jenkins-soffe.com