Barbara Lucile Ahlander Allen
October 1, 1937 – August 6, 2021
Our beautiful Mother and Aunt Barbara Lucile Ahlander Allen has went on to join her husband, parents, brothers and sisters on August 6, 2021. Barbara was born to Charles and Lucile Hill Ahlander on
October 1, 1937, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
She married Daniel B. Allen on August 19, 1977, in Elko, Nevada. Dan died on December 10, 1990. Their only son, Andrew David Allen was born on July 11, 1980.
Barbara is preceded in death by her mother and father, brother Charles David Ahlander and his wife, Margaret; sister Louise Marie Ahlander, brother Dan Herman Ahlander and his wife Barbara Anne; sister Joan Charlene Ahlander Ellis Roberts; twin sisters, Edith and Ethel who died at shortly after childbirth; niece, Barbara Louise Larsen and one great nephew Michael Cordova. She is survived by her son Andy and fiancé Lisa Sherant, Lisa’s daughters, Angel, TaylorLynn and Samantha Jaeger who called her grandma. Barbara also leaves behind 11 nieces and nephews, many great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Robert L. Roberts. Barbara was the last surviving grandchild of Herman Julius and Inga Marie Ahlander. Now those mighty generations are just a memory.
Andy may have been her only child; however, she has been a mother to all of her nieces and nephews. Barbara could be counted on to be there whenever anyone of us needed her. Many of us lived with her at least one time in our lives. She had a big heart and always made room for one more person. If she was in your corner, you had when of the best advocate and defender imaginable.
Barbara was a member of the first graduating class of Dugway High School in Dugway, Utah. She was also the first prom queen and one of the first cheerleaders. Although she had a few jobs, the largest portion of her time was working for Souvall Brother’s, which went on to become Smith’s Food King in the non-food warehouse.
Barbara was a beautiful, humble, and sweet loving woman. That could change fast enough if she became angry. We all tried to behave ourselves so that side didn’t show up very often. The loss of her physical presence in our lives is being painfully missed and our worlds are a little darker now. We love you Mom, Grandma, and Aunt Barbara.
The family would like to thank Valeo for their professionalism, compassion and care they provided for Barbara.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday 8/11/21 at 10:00 AM at Memorial Redwood Mortuary, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84123. A viewing will be held one hour prior on the same day at the same location. Interment to follow at Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park.