1951 ~ 2012
Kathryn Diane Allred was born in Price, Utah on the first day of summer, June 21, 1951, to Arthur Kenneth Allred and Carma Rae Simmons Allred. She died on June 26, 2012, surrounded by her family.
Kathy moved with her family to Granger, Utah at the age of three and spent all of her growing up years there. She graduated from Granger High School and attended Weber State University. Kathy worked as a long haul truck driver for 25 years, visiting every state in the Continental U.S. and parts of Canada and Mexico. She loved the outdoors, especially the Red Rock areas of Utah. Kathy volunteered at Red Butte Gardens for 10 years and always felt closely connected to nature. She also had a great love for animals, and along with her parents, contributed financially to The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. Kathy loved music and enjoyed composing and playing her guitar. She suffered for many years with multiple health problems, but faced them bravely each day. Kathy lived with her parents for the last ten years, offering help and comfort, especially during the years of her mothers' declining health. She will be greatly missed by all.
Kathy is survived by her father, Ken, brother Jim (Becky) Allred, three nieces and one nephew (Amy Allred, Anika (Carson) Pendleton, Ashlen Allred, Andrew Allred) and her aunt, Marilyn Hilton.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Carma, grandparents, and uncle Tom Hilton.
A life celebration will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Red Butte Gardens, 300 Wakara Way, SLC, Utah, from 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on July 10, 2012