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Obituary: Royal N. Allred

Royal Allred died in Orem, Utah on December 16, 2002, following a 15 year battle with Alzheimers disease.

He was born May 11, 1919, in Spring City, to Royal L and Elva Mortensen Allred. He married Beth Brinton on May 17, 1943, in the Manti LDS Temple. Their three daughters are Barbara Ann (Ken) Richardson, Boise, Idaho; Mary Alice (Robert) Bench, Orem; and Kathryn, Orem. Their five grandchildren are Landon R. Bench, Tara Bench, Chandler R. Taylor, Taylor Royal Bench, and Troy M. Richardson.

He is survived by his brother, Ned (JoAnn) Allred, Provo, and sister, Leila Ruth (Gerald) Nielson, Salt Lake City and sister-in-law Lila Allred, Spring City. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Roger.

He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1941 and served four years in World War II in the South Pacific as a pilot with the rank of captain. He was a jet pilot in the Marine Corps Reserve for 10 years, retiring with a commission of Major.

He graduated from North Sanpete High School, Snow College and attended Brigham Young University. He graduated from Utah State University in agronomy, subsequently receiving his master's degree in secondary education from BYU in 1965.

He taught and coached in East Carbon Junior High School for 12 years and became the first principal of the newly-built East Carbon High School where he loved students and faculty for eight years. He served as Superintendent of Schools for North Sanpete School District for 10 years and as school principal in Saudi Arabian International Schools for six years.

He was selected as President of the Secondary School Principals Association, as President of the Society of Superintendents, and as President and Board Member of the High School Activities Association for many years.

Royal was a faithful member of the LDS Church, serving as Bishop of the Dragerton Ward where he assisted in the construction of several new chapels and seminary buildings. He also served as a counselor in the Carbon Stake Presidency, a counselor in the Saudi Arabian Stake Presidency, and as a sealer in the Manti Temple where he and his wife served for eight years.

He loved people and delighted in interacting with others of all ages and circumstances. He cultivated many hobbies including hunting, guns, reading, and woodworking.

His wife of nearly 60 years, Beth, lovingly cared for him during his illness and their long goodbye.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 23, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. in the Mt. Pleasant 4th Ward Chapel. Friends may call Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Magleby-Rasmussen Mortuary (96 N. 100 W.) Mt. Pleasant and Monday from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment in the Spring City Cemetery.