George Edward Allen

04/04/1928 - 04/08/2016
Service Date: 04/16/2016
Service Time: 3:00 PM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Century Gardens Ward, 633 S. Higley Rd., Mesa, AZ 85206

George Edward Allen died April 8, 2016 after a short battle with cancer.  He celebrated his 88th birthday on April 4th, 1928, the Monday before his death. He was born in Panguitch, Utah and is survived by his wife of eight years, Marjorie Fyffe Allen, his four children:  Kathy Miller (Tom) of Livermore CO;  John (Cindy) of Mesa AZ;  Greg (Madge) of Cape Coral Florida; and Michelle Ahlmer of Mesa  AZ, as well as, 14 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and one surviving sibling, Whorton Allen (Oral Kay) of Logan Ut. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 59 years, Sheila Carter Allen. After working for JC Penny for 25 years, he opened his own retail store “Sheila’s Smart Apparel” and later added “By George Men’s Fashions” in Helena, Montana. George moved to Mesa, AZ in 1987 to work for the Arizona Retailers Association. Since his retirement he became an avid golfer and could be found on the golf course Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.  He was an active member of the LDS Church and served in the Mesa LDS Temple.   He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Even though we are one day further from our tearful goodbye we are one day closer to our joyful reunion. Please join us in celebrating a life well lived on Saturday April 16th at 3 p.m. at the LDS chapel located at 633 South Higley Road, Mesa AZ   85206. A viewing will be held in the chapel at 2 p.m. In addition, a viewing will be held Friday April 15th from 6-8 p.m. at Bunker Mortuary – 3529 East University Drive, Mesa AZ 85213.

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  • Al and Christina Sigman

    George was one of the finest men we have ever known. Kind, gentle and soft spoken, he was a loyal servant of our Lord Jesus Christ, a stalwart in our Century Gardens Ward. We will miss his friendly greetings, his firm handshake and charitable attitude. Our condolences to his family and especially to his lovely wife, Marjorie.

  • Karen and Ken Jewkes (N Logan, UT)

    We were so saddened to hear of the struggles of the past few weeks and passing of Uncle George. But also glad that he didn’t suffer too long. I am so grateful to belong to such a wonderful extended family. Summer reunions at the ranch with grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins were the highlight of my younger years. I also remember long drives to Montana to visit and how much fun we always seemed to have. Thank you so much for all the memories. Even though we didn’t have a chance to get to know Marjorie we heard such wonderful things about her. How kind and loving she was towards Uncle George. Thank you Marjorie for all you did. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Much love, Karen, Ken and family….

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