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Robert Gregory Allen

February 28, 1958 — April 16, 2024

Delta

In loving memory of Robert Gregory Allen, Born on February 28th, 1958 in Kanab, UT.  He was the son of John Butler Allen and Gloria Gardner Allen.

Greg was the third oldest of seven children: Gordon, Boyd, Greg, Jeff, Kirk, Melanie and Lesa.  His childhood was spent sharing many adventures and joyful moments with his brothers and doting on his two younger sisters, who fondly regarded him as the “nice” brother.

At 8 years old his family was called on an LDS church building mission to Alliance, Ohio to help build a new meetinghouse. Greg loved to recount how he was the very first person to be baptized in the brand new baptismal font and that the water was brown due to rust.  They spent two years there before moving back to Kanab where he finished grade school through high school.  

Greg missed not getting to know his brother Boyd who passed away at just three years old in a tragic car accident.

From a young age, he displayed a keen interest in the world of magic.  His fascination with illusion and wonder sparked in Kindergarten, where he eagerly began mastering simple tricks.  Over the years, his passion for magic only grew, leading him on countless adventures sneaking away to Las Vegas in pursuit of more elaborate illusions and magic tricks.  He was known by many as the “magic man” and performed for any and all occasions throughout the entire state of Utah. He took pride in having his daughter help as his magician’s assistant and attend the Midsummer Renaissance Fair in Cedar City where our family spent time together year after year.  Whether performing for family and friends or captivating audiences with his sleight of hand, Greg found solace and joy in the enchanting world of magic, leaving behind a legacy of wonder and amazement for all who had the pleasure of witnessing his talents.  

Greg also was known for his unique talent of riding his unicycle all over town and even all the way to his high school.  He was often seen balancing one of his brothers on his shoulders as they rode down the street.  Greg graduated from high school in 1976 and moved to St. George to work. There he met and began dating his wife Deb, who was attending Dixie College. A year later they were married in Blanding Utah and sealed another year later in the Manti Temple. Deb was finishing her last year of college at SUU in Cedar City where they lived in married housing while Greg worked various jobs.

After Deb graduated, they moved to Blanding Utah where Greg was hired on at the Energy Fuels Uranium plant. Once the plant shut down, they moved to Delta where Greg gained employment building houses with Marion Anderson. He was later hired on at IPP where he became fast friends with many of the guys on his crew and often enjoyed cooking Dutch oven meals for them.  Greg loved living in Delta. He was a valiant member of his church, his favorite calling was being a Cub Scout Master for many years.  A few of his favorite pastimes were making frequent trips to the grocery store in the hopes to have a chance to catch up with friends, going to Harts to get a big chill, and going to the post office in hopes of more opportunities to chat with friends.  He also loved driving his truck to the city dump, although he never seemed to throw anything away.

Over the last couple of years, Greg and Deb loved to go camping. They also loved going on side-by-side rides and went on several weekend trips with their lifelong friends. We were fortunate to take many vacations as a family. We are so grateful for the memories made and having our Dad along with us. He was loved by many, including his wife, children, grandchildren, and all extended family and friends. We take comfort in knowing he now gets to be Grandpa to his two beloved grandchildren Kysen & Kwynn.

Greg always joked that he was a jack-of-all-trades but master of none.  He was absolutely devoted to being a Dad and providing for his family, which was the most important thing in the world for him. Greg was a friend to all and never said a bad word about anyone. He chose to see the best in everyone and enjoyed life to the fullest.  He endured many health issues while maintaining a positive attitude and never complained. He passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in his home on April 16th. We feel the Lord quickly called him back home to his loving family on the other side.

He is survived by his wife Deb, children Cameron (Kelsey), Tyler, Chantel (Weston), Derrick (Karissa), Garrett, and grandchildren Daxton, Cadence & Kennedy, Brielle, McKelle, Claire, Payton, and Danielle. He is proceeded in death by his two grandchildren Kysen & Kwynn.

In honoring Greg’s memory, let us cherish the moments we shared, the laughter we enjoyed, and the love we were blessed to receive from him. May his spirit forever dwell in our hearts, a source of comfort and strength in the days ahead. Rest in peace, dear Dad, knowing that you are deeply loved and will be dearly missed by all whose lives you’ve touched.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 11:00 AM in the Delta West Stake Center (188 N Main Street, Hinckley, UT).  A viewing will be held Monday, April 22, 2024 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and prior to the funeral from 9:30 to 10:30 AM, both in the Delta West Stake Center.  The Funeral stream will be available at this link: https://youtube.com/live/xAb5g3ONcRQ?feature=share. Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.

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