Allen Watkins Huntington, age 83, passed away suddenly on September 27, 2023 in Kanab, Ut. He left a hole in the heart of all that knew him.
Allen began life at his grandparents home in Hatch, UT on February 18, 1940. He is the son of Wiley and Lucille (Watkins) Huntington and was the oldest of seven . He grew up in Hatch where he was surrounded by many aunts, uncles and cousins. This is where he decided to build an airplane with a cousin and fly it off the barn. He attended school in Panguitch and graduated in 1958. Allen was pitcher on the high school baseball team and also on the track team.
He married the love of his life, Rose , on September 19, 1959 in the St. George temple. They are the proud parents of 4 children, although many would come to call them mom and dad. He was a master mechanic most of his life. An avid outdoors man who enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He passed this love of the outdoors on to his famiy. Allen enjoyed sports and could be seen at ball games in Kanab, and Panguitch. He attended those of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren every chance he got. Allen also coached little league baseball.
Allen and Rose were foster parents for 30 years and welcomed many children in to their home. They were recognized by Governor Mike Leavitt with their own holiday on Sep.14, 1999. .
Allen is survived by his wife Rose, children Ron (Connie) Huntington, Weston Huntington, Vicki (William) Hooper and Brian (Lori) Huntington. 18 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Brothers and sisters Ann Farnsworth, Jean (Mac) Julander, Lowell (Linda) Huntington, Stan (Valerie) Huntington, Lynne (Ben) Nielson, and Betty (James) Kabonic. Brother and sisters in law Dorothy (Vern) Ratzlaff, Rick (Nakole) Crofts, Bonnie (Larry) Heaton and Pat Crofts.
He was preceded in death by his parents Wiley and Lucille Huntington, mother and father in law Rex and Lucy Crofts, sister-in-law Phyllis Huntington, brothers-in-law Carl Farnsworth and Dennis Crofts.
As per Allen’s wishes there will be a graveside service announced at a later date. Services were arranged with Mosdell Mortuary.
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