Gillies Funeral Chapel


Allen Leroy Isaac

July 6, 1940 ~ June 23, 2016

Viewing: 9:30-10:30 AM, Friday, July 1, 2016 in the Perry Utah LDS Stake Center (685 West 2250 South, Perry, Utah)prior to the funeral

Services: Friday, July 1, 2016, at 11:00 AM in the Perry Utah LDS Stake Center (685 West 2250 South, Perry, Utah)

Interment: 3:00 PM at the Spanish Fork Cemetery (420 South 400 East, Spanish Fork, Utah)


Allen Leroy Isaac, formerly of Midvale, Utah, passed away on June 23, 2016 in Perry, Utah, after patiently enduring the trial of living with Alzheimer's disease. Allen was born in Leland, Utah, on July 6, 1940, to LeRoy and Twila May Allen Isaac. He grew up in Spanish Fork, Utah and was adored by his three older sisters, Betty, Mary Carol, and LaRae who were all over 10 years of age when he was born. He graduated from Spanish Fork High School in 1958, attended Snow College for 2 years, then enlisted in the Utah National Guard. He served a 2 ½ year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Central Germany and Bavaria Missions from 1960-1963. He completed his studies at Brigham Young University and received a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Arts and Education. While at BYU, he met and fell in love with Kathleen Arave, and they were married in 1964 in the LDS Idaho Falls Temple. Allen and Kathi settled in Midvale, UT, where he built the home in which they raised their family. He had a Master's degree in Industrial Arts and Education and taught Industrial Arts for 30 years in the Granite School District. Allen was a devoted husband and loving father. He was a craftsman and could build or fix anything. He was a great dancer, and loved snow skiing, boating, waterskiing, and fishing. Allen was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had unshakeable faith. He served in many ward and stake callings in the Midvale Stake, including serving as the first bishop of the Midvale Stake Young Single Adult Ward and later as bishop of the Midvale 6th Ward. After retirement, he and Kathi served for 18 months in the Nauvoo Visitors Center. He also served two church service missions. He was a loyal and dependable friend and loved to serve others. Allen is survived by his sweetheart of 52 years, Kathi Isaac, their children: Daron and Shelley Isaac, Darla and Doug Gray, Joy and John Handy, Leanne and Dixon Brockbank, 16 grandchildren and one great granddaughter; his sister, LaRae Ficklin; Kathi's brothers and sisters and their spouses; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and their husbands, Betty and Rulon Love, Mary Carol and Garth Hanson; and his brother-in-law, Fred Ficklin. Services will be held Friday, July 1, 2016, at 11:00 AM in the Perry Utah LDS Stake Center (685 West 2250 South, Perry, Utah). Viewing will be held from 9:30-10:30 AM, prior to the funeral. Interment will be at 3:00 PM at the Spanish Fork Cemetery (420 South 400 East, Spanish Fork, Utah). Special thanks to the caring staff of Beehive Home of Perry who cared for Allen the last 6 months of his life and Lori of Encompass Home Health and Hospice.

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Daron & Shelly, so sorry to see of your dads passing. We're sure this has been a challenge for you. We hope your finding some peace.

Geri McQuivey


Dear Kathy, I read in the paper today about the death of your husband. Know that we are thinking of you today. Your long ago friend from Lewiston

Judy Owen


Dear Kathi; thank you for calling me on Tuesday. I was saddened to hear of Allen's passing and feel guilty we were so estranged. I do reminisce about our time together in school and miss those "good ole days". I'm sorry we cannot come to the funeral on Friday, but our responsibility in the Temple is compelling. We will be up to our daughters on Monday and wonder if we could call and perhaps visit you for a few moments? May God bless you in your time of grief.

David and Annette Isaac



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