Dan Lee Allen was born March 12, 1968, the third son of Fred and Rebecca Allen, in Salt Lake City Utah. He was a happy child with a sweet spirit. Four months later he moved to Kanab to be raised in the country with his two older brothers. Dan was always a peacemaker with his siblings including his two younger sisters and two younger brothers.
Dan was raised in the out-of-doors and was active in scouting. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout along with his four brothers. He always adhered to the scout oath, law, motto, and slogan. As a child, he enjoyed riding to the landfill with his grandfather in his old truck and collecting junk. That habit stayed with him all his life. He worked with Kanab City maintaining the cemetery as a teenager. He enjoyed hiking the red hills with his friends, then motorcycles became his love. He played the trumpet in the Kanab High School band, took state in wrestling, and helped the football team win the state championship.
After high school, Dan attended Utah Valley State College and worked for an equipment rental company. He served an honorable mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in San Bernadino, California where he met and converted his future wife. Together they had five children, four girls and one boy.
Dan worked in the logging industry cutting timber, operating heavy equipment, skidding, and loading in dangerous conditions all seasons of the year, and survived several accidents. He also worked for a pattern company making molds for aircraft parts.
After his first marriage ended, he met and married Karel Osborn who had two children. Together they had a son.
Dan finished his working career as a driller. He would drill to great depths to find gold. He became a master of his trade and could fix almost anything mechanical. He was loved by his crew and trained many to master this dangerous art and skill.
Dan passed from this life on January 14, 2024. He will truly be missed by all his family and friends whom he so lovingly and unselfishly served.
Dan is survived by: his children – Amy Allen, Chantel Beyer, Mary Allen, Ben Allen, Danielle (Josh) Lord, Kourt Osborn, Kayla (Mykel) Walsh, and William Allen and nine grandchildren, his parents Fred and Rebecca Allen, his siblings – Shelly (Charlie) Leavitt, Brenda (Mark) Foy, Tim (Marcia) Allen, and Jeremiah (Kari) Allen and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers Eric Allen and Shawn Allen.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 26, 2024, at the LDS Kanab South Chapel at 11 am at 604 S 100 E. There will be a visitation with family before the services from 10:00-10:45. Burial will be in the Kanab Cemetery. Services were arranged with Mosdell Mortuary.
Goodbye my friends, until we meet on the other side of the veil with my two older brothers, my niece and nephew, and all my ancestors who paved the way that we could enjoy freedom in our lives.
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