Gregg Irwin Alvord, a member of a Salt Lake law firm, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 1988, in an automobile accident near Kanab.

He was born March 16, 1951, on March Air Force Base, Calif., a son of Ray and Bonnie Lou Alvord.He graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in English in 1975 and with a law degree in 1978, serving as Note and Comment editor of the BYU Law Review.

Mr. Alvord practiced law for 10 years with the firm of Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough in Salt Lake City and was a member of the firm and chairman of the firm's International Law Practice Committee. He assisted in writing and compiling "Utah Civil Procedure," a four-volume work on the subject of Utah Courts and Judicial Procedure. His practice focused on the area of litigation and administrative law, including health-care regulation, environmental law and natural resources.

Mr. Alvord was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as an elder's quorum president, missionary and gospel doctrine class instructor.

Funeral arrangements are pending.