Allan Dale Pallesen

March 14, 1931 — September 5, 2017

Allan Dale Pallesen

Allan Dale Pallesen passed away peacefully at his home in Manila, UT early on September 5, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born on March 14, 1931 in Manila to Niels and Dora Pearson Pallesen, the seventh of eight children. He attended school in Manila and also the University of Utah. Allan married his sweetheart, Rena Fay Potter on July 23, 1951 in Green River, WY. He served our country during the Korean War with the U.S. Army. After his service, Allan and Rena returned to the Green River - Manila area to raise their family of three children. Allan retired from the Bureau of Reclamation in 1993 as a mechanic at the power plant in the Flaming Gorge Dam. He was often described as a "jack-of-all-trades", as he had the ability to do many things that the average person would be afraid to try. Some of his titles were County Assessor, farmer, ditch-rider, carpenter, electrician, plumber, construction worker, owner-operator of local grocery store/gas station. His passion was in the mountains cutting timber/sawing lumber, fishing and hunting. He was also an active member of the Daggett County Lion's Club. Allan is survived by his wife, Rena, of 66 years, his children, Sharon (Brent) Jacobsen, Gary Nels (Teri), Cindy (Keith) Larsen and ten grandchildren: Michael, Charley, Erika, Jeremy, Amy, April, Amber, Dustin, Chelsy and Lacy. He is also survived by 18 great grandchildren, brothers-in-law: Burl Potter, Dave (Kay) Potter and Louis (Pat) Potter and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Wilbur, William, Delbert, Doral and Forrest, his sisters: Mildred Copyak, Bonnie Sorensen and daughter, Marva. Allan will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved him. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 4 pm-6 pm at the Pallesen residence in Manila, 135 North Main Street. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you do something special with your family. Under the direction of the Blackburn & Sons Vernal Mortuary.
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