David Lee AllredJan. 1, 1930 ~ Jan. 24, 2012David Lee Allred, 82, of Orem Utah died Jan. 24, 2012, at his home of causes relating to Multiple Sclerosis, from which he suffered for 30 years. He was born Jan. 1, 1930, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Son of Marion Lee Allred and Audrey Phyllis Ratcliff Allred. "But life didn't really seem to start for me until I was spiritually ready for the Lord to give me my sweetheart. I married MaeLynn Peterson Brown September 16, 1972, and then we were sealed for eternity in the Oakland LDS Temple. We have now been married 40 years, however we only had ten years together before I stopped walking. I graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with degrees in Chemistry, and Chemical Engineering. Upon graduation, I served at the rank of First Liutenant in the United States Army Chemical Corps during the Korean conflict. I was stationed in Firt McClellan, Alabama.I worked for thirty years for the General Electric Co. In their Nuclear Energy Division, performing lead management functions in the startup of several Nuclear Power Plants with two year assignments in Italy and Switzerland. For this, I am grateful as it enabled me to provide for my family. I have been completely disabled, unable to walk with almost no upper body strength for the last 29 years during which time, my beloved wife, MaeLynn, cared for me and for all my personal needs. I have almost forgotten the things I liked to do, but walking on the beach, dancing, and tennis still have a familiar ring. Just being with my MaeLynn takes precedence over everything else. I love the gospel, and regret that MaeLynn and I were unable to serve the missions that we had long ago talked about. And finally, whereas in my youth I did believe, I now know this. I solemnly testify that the message and meaning of the life and mission of Jesus Christ and the overwhelming significance of his atonement, is found in its fullness in this, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as restored by the Prophet Joseph in these Latter days. Of these things, I know."He was, and always will be, a strong influence and inspiration to his children; Jack, Sheri (deceased, survived by spouse Eric), Pamela, Jim (Kelly), Rob, Jon (Katrinka), Laura (Gil), Jerry (Hillary), Steve (Sheila), Shauna (Ric) and his 28 Grandchildren, and 7 great- grandchildren.He is survived by his wife MaeLynn, brother John (Lilly), two brothers in law, Duane (Fran) Peterson, Jim (Ann) Peterson, and one Sister in law, Barbara Connelley. Dave was a loving man and a true warrior, often telling his children and grandchildren tales of his days "Slaying Dragons." We know he watches over us now and will stay in our hearts for eternity. He believed in eternal families; we know we will see him again.Viewing: Tuesday, January 31st, 2012, 9:00-10:45, Canyon View Eighth Ward Chapel, 12 North & 8th East in Orem UT. Funeral services following. Burial: Veteran Section, Orem City Cemetery under the direction of Sundberg Olpin Mortuary.