Leslie Dee Allred passed away peacefully at home on May 12, 1998. He was 62.
Born to Leslie Ferdinand Allred and Reva Fietkau on October 11, 1935, he was raised in Sanpete County and married Dixie Bushnell on May 26, 1962 in the Manti, Utah Temple. Dee lived life with intensity. He had a passion for teaching, and instilled in his students a love for learning. He developed the Advanced Placement History Program at Orem High School, making it one of the most successful in the state. Many of his students remember him as a man who taught them the value of writing with precision, and integrity of thought--of being able to back up what they believed. His students consistently named him as one of their most influential teachers. He received the Sterling Scholar Most Influential Teacher award in 1987. In 1990, shortly before he retired, he was awarded the BYU Excellence in Teaching Award. In addition to teaching, Dee operated a successful tax preparation business. His ability to give sound advice was a talent both his clients and family benefitted from. Dee was also passionate about his love for his family, and expressed that by sharing with them the activities he loved most--hunting, camping, 4-wheeling, and athletics. He was a "regular" at his grandsons' ball games, anwas a vocal arm-chair-referee. He loved the outdoors, and spent many Summer evenings in the solitude of a quiet mountain sunset above the "Horseshoe" on the Skyline Drive, binoculars in hand, watching a herd of elk in the pines below.He served an LDS mission to Montreal, Canada. Later, he served in numerous leadership capacities for the church, including Bishop, Bishop's Counselor, High Councilor, and Gospel Doctrine teacher. He particularly enjoyed serving as High Priest Group Leader. He also served briefly as a veil worker at the Provo Temple before he passed away.
He is survived by his wife, Dixie; four sons, Garth (Lynnae), and Craig (Jodie), of Springville; Dan (Sonia), of Nephi; and Ross (Krissi), of Midvale; two brothers, LaMar and Fred; a sister, Betty; and 12 grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, May 16, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the Spring Creek 5th Ward Chapel, 200 North 900 East, Springville, UT. Friends may call Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South, Springville, or Saturday one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.
IN HONOR OF DEE, TAKE YOUR FAMILY CAMPING!
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