Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Allen Michael Holley\n\n\r\n\t\t\t\tAllen Michael Holley passed away on Sunday August 5th after a long battle with diabetes. Mike was born May 28, 1946 in Springville, Utah. He was the third of 6 children born to Floyd and Frances Holley. He was preceded in death by his mother Frances Tuttle Holley, his sister Marilee Holley Davis and his father Floyd Holley. \n\nAs a child Mike played little league baseball and was an avid reader. When he was a teenager he bought a 1965 red Ford Falcon, which he had for most of his life. He was on the basketball team in school; he was the shortest guy out there but made up for it by rarely missing a shot! Mike joined the National Guard. He was stationed in Washington State where he served as a cook. Perhaps that's where he learned to make his famous chili n cheese on toast. He received a bachelors degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University. He married Kathleen Oveson on June 3rd 1971. He and Kathy had 3 children together Jeff (Becky), Chris (K.C.) and Leslie (Bryan Orr.) He was later married to Ava Williams for 10 years. \n\nMike loved sports his whole life. He played on an adult baseball league for many years and especially enjoyed playing on a team with his brother-in-law Gary Oveson. He played on church basketball and softball teams throughout his adulthood. Up until his death he continued to play basketball. Mike loved to play horse and would play students at Snow College and would frequently win. While working for Skagg's Drug Store Mike enjoyed a close companionship with his brother-in-law, Mike Tilton,. He put himself through college by working there. He worked for Swift Trucking and then moved on to Geneva Steel at the coke plant. He worked at Geneva Steel for many years until the plant closed. Mike enjoyed prospecting, telling corny jokes, spelunking and metal detecting. He loved his 5 grandchildren Zach (20), Alex (17), Kate (15), Dylan (11) and Maya (4). He had pictures all over his house of his grandchildren and loved to brag about them. Mike was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved the gospel and enjoyed serving in the temple. \n\nFamily and friends are invited to attend a viewing and a graveside celebrating Mike's life. The services will be held at Utah Veterans Memorial Park, 17111 South Camp Williams Road Bluffdale, on Thursday, August 9th. A Viewing will be from 10:30am to 11:45am in the Cemetery Chapel with Graveside Services at 12:00pm. Family members and close friends are invited to a luncheon following services at the Cedar Hills LDS Chapel, 4355 West Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills Utah.