Keith J. Allen
Keith Jay Allen quietly and peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family on Aug. 31. He was born May 2, 1929 in Tooele to George and Grace Allen. He played the cornet in high school and had a great love for music. He graduated from Tooele High School. He served a full-time LDS mission in the Western states. He married the love of his life, JoAnn Dingemanse, on Nov. 21, 1951 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they raised six children. Keith ran the family business, Allen’s Foodtown, for many years starting at a young age. He worked for USU Tooele for 15 years and enjoyed serving and mingling with the students. He was known for going above and beyond, clearing off the student’s windshields on snowy nights. He enjoyed working in his yard. His rose garden was his pride and joy and loved sharing the beautiful blooms with people he loved. He served many positions in the church. Many people in the church relied on Keith because of his knowledge of the gospel. He loved his savior and redeemer. Keith was preceded in death by his parents, George and Grace Allen, his son Keith and grandson Loren. Keith is survived by his wife JoAnn, his brother George (Alene) Allen, sister Marjorie Nelson, children John (Kathy) Allen, George (Roxie) Allen, Jo Keith, James Allen and Joyce Allen, 19 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three more on the way. Services will be held Sept. 7 at noon at the Tooele 11th Ward building, 180 S. Coleman Street. A viewing will be held Sept. 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the same location. There will also be a viewing one hour prior to services on Friday. Special thanks to Harmony Home Health and Hospice and Dr. Jay Spector. Very special thanks to Julie, Barbara and Guy.
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Harold Gene Gillit, born April 16, 1932 went to be with the Lord on August 20, 2012. He passed away peacefully in his sleep while surrounded by his loving family and friends. The family wishes to thank Harmony Home Health and Hospice for their loving and tender care of Harold and the family during his last days. He is preceded in death by his wife Frances, mother and father, brother Donald Bradford Gillit, sister Virginia Anne Gillit Armstrong, sister Kay Frances Gillit Mitchell, and Kenneth Rex Gillit. Harold is survived by his loving wife Jan, his three children Bruce (Mary), Helen, Steven (Cameron), two step children Scott Okerlund, Tina Okerlund Roberts (Mark), Grandchildren, Elijah Gillit, Cody, Jordan, Casey, Megan, Keenan Roberts. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 25th at 11:00 am at Grace Community Bible Church located at: 11600 South 1300 East, Sandy Utah. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Community Bible Church.
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Florence Brown
Florence Louise Jackman Brown was born November 24, 1930 in Salem, Utah to Perry and Beulah Jackman. She married Keith Devone Brown on April 28, 1951 in Salem, Utah. She lived in Salem and Pleasant Grove, Utah before moving to Stockton, Utah where she raised her children. She passed away peacefully on August 5, 2012 at her home in Tooele, Utah. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Devone Brown, 2 brothers, Vern Jackman and Richard Jackman, 1 sister Mae Brown, and 2 children Daniel Brown and Laura Brown. She is survived by her 2 sisters, Rose Boice of Washington Terrace, Utah and Trudy Hunter of Spanish Fork, Utah, her children, William Brown of Lehi, Utah, Jerry (Mary) Brown of Grantsville, Utah, and Nadine (Don) West of Stockton, Utah as well as 5 grandchildren, Don (Jamie) West Jr., Josie West, Sandy (Justin) Bourget, and Tim (Melissa) West all of Stockton and Nick (Jenny) Brown of West Jordan and 8 great grandchildren. We wish to express our thanks and gratitude to Barbara and Sheralyn from Harmony Home Health care for their help and kindness during the past year. A viewing will be held Wednesday August 8, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Stockton LDS church building located at 405 N. Connor Ave. in Stockton followed by a graveside service and interment at the Tooele City Cemetery. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial 435-277-0050.
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