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Larry Allen Allison passed away on January 10, 2023 in Fielding, Utah at the age of 85 due to another stroke. He was born January 3, 1938 in Kimberly, Idaho to Glen and Violet (Hoover) Allison. He was raised on a family farm in Jerome, Idaho where he was taught at an early age the importance of hard work by milking cows starting at the age of six along with various other farm work. He attended Jerome High School, where he excelled and was voted the Senior Class President. Larry loved to be social and strike up conversations everywhere he went. He could talk to anyone about anything. It was commonplace for him to be talking with someone like he had known them for years, only to find out they had just met a few minutes prior.
After high school, he joined the Navy, having the opportunity to travel all over the world. He traveled to Hawaii, Australia, Japan, Fiji, Hong Kong, and various southern pacific islands. He became a shellback after crossing the equator. While in the Navy, he started investigating the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with a friend. He joined the church after careful studying and prayer. He had a strong testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and served in various capacities in the church, including Bishop in Twentynine Palms, California and the Hampton Ford Ward in Utah, a teacher in various organizations, and counselor to bishops and high priest group leader.
While on leave from the Navy, he was set up on a date by his best friend with Patricia Jewell. They dated for two years while he was in the Navy. When he got out of the Navy, they started dating more seriously. They were married in the Idaho Falls Temple on September 6, 1960. They were blessed with one son and six daughters.
After the Navy, he attended a technical college in Pocatello, Idaho, where he studied electronics. After graduation, he took a job at the Nevada test site, where he worked for nine years. His last year there, he worked at Area 51 and was flown to work each day. He worked as an electrician in Jerome, Idaho. He also ran a printing shop for five years in Twentynine Palms, California. He became employed at Thiokol in 1979 and the family moved to Fielding shortly thereafter. He really enjoyed his time working there, fixing the numerical control computers. Every day was a new problem and he was always up to the challenge. If he couldn’t figure out how to fix something one day, he would sleep on it and know the next day how to fix it. It broke his heart when he had a massive stroke in 1999 and could no longer work. Through his determination and stubbornness, he regained the ability to walk again, though he was severely disabled. He and his sweetheart, Pat were able to take trips to visit family for a number of years then Larry’s health declined more and he was able to care for himself less and less. Pat was dedicated in caring for Larry for over 23 years. She was a true saint in her care of him.
Larry lived in Kimberly, Jerome and Pocatello Idaho, Las Vegas, Nevada, Twentynine Palms, California and Fielding, Utah. His profession lead him to all areas of the west. He was very gifted in his trade and could fix just about anything.
He was a hard worker and always busy with one thing or another. He was also very smart and anything he put his mind to he could accomplish. With no construction knowledge, he learned how to build a house and doubled the size of their house with just the help of a book. He served as the Mayor of Fielding for four years. He had a kind heart and was always willing to help someone in need. He brought in several individuals who were in need to live in his home for a time through the years. On a number of occasions, there were televisions stacked up at the house waiting to be fixed. He always fixed them and never accepted any payment for his efforts.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Iva Patricia “Pat” Jewell Allison, children Paul (Gina) Allison, Ocoee, Florida; Jill (Michael) Huppe, East Garland, Utah; Cheryl Allison, Liberty, Missouri; Denise Allison, Logan, Utah; Julie (Kevin) Sorenson, Pocatello, Idaho; Celeste (Shawn) Miller, Garland, Utah; Jennifer (Luke) Brog, Star Valley, Wyoming; 30 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Joan Myers, Jerome, Idaho, a brother, Wilford (Carol) Allison, Jerome, Idaho, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, LeRoy.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 11 A.M. Viewings will be held on Friday, January 13, 2023 from 6-8 P.M. and prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 A.M. All services will be held at the Fielding Stake Center (4375 W 15600 N- Garland).
Special thanks to Aegis Home Health Hospice and a very special thank you to Elyse, Melissa, Julie and Randall for their dedicated service to Larry.
Friday, January 13, 2023
6:00 - 8:00pm (Mountain time)
Saturday, January 14, 2023
9:30 - 10:30am (Mountain time)
Saturday, January 14, 2023
Starts at 11:00am (Mountain time)
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