Allen H. Gentry

January 28, 1924 — April 13, 2017

Allen H. Gentry

This is a story about a man that was loved so dearly. H. Allen Gentry, age 93, slipped into eternity on April 13, 2017, surrounded by his family. He is once again in the loving arms of his beloved wife, Velda, his parents, Allen F. and Erma Gentry, his siblings; Madaline Sievers, Wilda Bascom, Ellery Gentry, Charles Gentry, and his oldest daughter Sandra Gentry Thomas, who preceded him in death. Allen attended grammar school in Dragon, Utah and later moved to Westwood, California. While attending Westwood High, he excelled at many sports, his favorite being baseball. After graduation, he moved to Colorado to begin his work on the family ranch. In the summer of 1943 he met the love of his life, , Velda Wilkins, who captured his heart for eternity. They were married on May 1, 1945. They were blessed with four beautiful daughters. Allen and Velda spent most of their lives living on the family ranch raising cattle and making wonderful memories with their daughters. In February of 1982, Allen and Velda sold their ranch and moved to Vernal, Utah. Allen worked as a bus driver for Wilkins Bus Lines for over 20 years. This was one of Allen's greatest joys. He had a love for people and thoroughly enjoyed the time spent on the bus visiting with the passengers that fast became his friends. Allen and Velda loved to travel and were able to see many places, their favorites were Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Allen was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He loved serving in the temple. He was a kind, loving man and a great example for all. Allen had a passion for hunting and being a guide for many hunters. He was also a member of the Cattleman's Association. He found great joy spending time at the ball parks watching his grandsons and great grandsons play his favorite sport of baseball!! He was an avid fan and came to every game for as long as his health would allow. The fields seemed a little emptier when he wasn't there cheering them on. Allen loved all of his grandchildren, and great grandchildren and they loved him. Allen loved his horses...his favorites were Jo and Peaches! He had 4 children, 12 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. He is survived by his daughters, Janet (Glendon) Simper, Pam (Kenny Sutton) , and Deborah (Chris) Bentley. Allen left this life the way that he lived it, with the utmost integrity and love. He will be dearly missed, but we're sure he has found emerald pastures on a Heavenly range, reaping his rancher's reward. Words can not express enough gratitude to the caring staff at the Uintah Care Center and to Dr. Bowen for working tirelessly to be sure our dear Allen was comfortable, loved and cared for. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Glines 9th ward LDS chapel (1270 West 1500 South) Vernal, Utah. Viewings will be Monday evening from 6-8 at the Vernal Blackburn Mortuary and 1 hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial Park. Services are entrusted to the care of the Vernal Blackburn Mortuary.
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