1922 ~ 2004
Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed Monday, September 27, 2004.
Allen was born April 3, 1922 to Albert and Eva Spence-Kautz in Tipton, Iowa. Following high school graduation, Allen served in the U.S. Navy and then worked as a carpenter, farmer and as a driver for Sun Oil and the University of Iowa transportation service.
Allen and Louise Taber were married in 1948 and enjoyed 56 great years together until her passing in May, 2004. They lived in Iowa City, Iowa until moving to Sandy, Utah in 1996. Allen was known for his sense of humor and devotion to his spouse and family. His life reflected his spiritual faith and values. He expressed his love and care as a steadfast provider and caregiver over the years. No matter how challenging the situation he could be depended on to give his very best. Allen enjoyed dancing, traveling to favorite local and National Parks, spending time with children and grandchildren, and watching favorite sports teams.
Allen is survived by his children, Stephen Kautz, Jeffrey Kautz, Diane Ngatuvai, and Leslie Kautz; grandchildren, Kristin Kautz-Fulton, Jason Kautz, Sione, Spencer, Stephen, and Tomasi Ngatuvai, and Aaron Kautz; and great-granddaughter, Hailey Ful-ton.
A memorial service will be held in Iowa. Memorial donations may be made to the Allen Day Foundation of Applegate Hospice, in care of Diane Ngatuvai, 1283 East 5840 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84121 (801/538-1856)