Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t John Stevens Allan\n\n\r\n\t\t\t\tJohn Stevens Allan, age 85, passed away peacefully in his sleep on the morning of June 5th, 2016 while convalescing at Orchard Park Rehab Center in Orem, UT. The 3rd and youngest son of Walter Franklin and Julia Troward Noble Allan, he was born on July 22nd, 1930 in Blanding, UT. \n\nDuring his childhood, the family moved back and forth between Blanding and Salt Lake City, UT, spending many of their summers at the Allan Family Ranch located between Montecello and Blanding where his father was homesteading. After the death of his father in 1942, the family returned to Salt Lake City where he continued his education and graduated from West High School in 1949. He was active in school sports including basketball, tennis and track where he won medals. In 1950 John accepted a call to serve as an LDS Missionary in the Eastern States Mission. Upon release in 1952, he started to attend college at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. In 1953 he was drafted into the US Army where he was assigned as a Military Policeman in Vienna, Austria. While there he helped raise $2,000 towards the first L.D.S. chapel there in Austria. After his return to the US in 1954, he started to attend Brigham Young University in Provo, UT and then continued his education at The University of Utah and later, Rutgers University in Newark, NJ. He held several positions throughout his career at Kennecott Copper, the US Forest Service, as a high school and college educator and in research. He was an accomplished botanist and environmentalist, earning his doctorate degree from Brigham Young University in 1977.\n\nWhile studying in Provo, UT, he met Elsie Brady and they married six months later on June 7, 1955 in the Salt Lake City Temple. He loved the beauty of nature whether it was in the wilds of the mountains, deserts or in his own backyard. After retirement, he enjoyed the pursuit of his own family history and along with his wife, did volunteer work at the BYU Genealogical Library. He also took pride in planting and nurturing a large vegetable garden to help provide food for his family. \n\nHis wife of nearly 61 years died earlier this year on January 28th, 2016 as did his younger sister Betty Jewel Allan Ulmer on March 17th, 2013. His Survivors include: (children) Fred and Analisa A. Butterfield of Roosevelt, UT, J. Brady and Deborah W Allan of Pomona, CA, Tory S. Allan of Orem, UT, & David N. and Theresa D. Allan of Las Cruces, NM, (grandchildren) Angelina B. and Brice Tawzer, Edwin F. and Sarah L. Butterfield, Joseph J. Butterfield, Isom W. and Camille E. Allan, Nadine M. Allan, Brittani Allan, and Arlo I. Allan, (Siblings) Abraham N. and Mary R. Allan, Walter F.D. and Sherryl S. Allan, and Donald W. Ulmer, (Family Friend) Bonnie R. Gilbert as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.\n\nServices for John have been planned as follows: Thursday Viewing – June 16th, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, at the LDS stake house, 575 East 800 North, Orem, UT 84097. There will be another short viewing to be held on Friday, June 17th, 2016, 9:45 to 10:45 am prior to the funeral services, which will be held from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, also at the LDS stake house, 575 East 800 North, Orem, UT 84097. A burial service will be held on Friday, June 17th, 2016, at 1:00 pm at The Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park, 17111 South Camp Williams Road, Bluffdale,UT 84065.