Patsy Vivian (Walker) Allred shocked all of us when she passed away peacefully in her home on the evening of Sept. 23, 2008, in Moab, Utah.
Patsy was born March 17, 1925 to Vivian Philander Walker and Ola Dean Robertson Walker. She loved Moab and never wanted to live anywhere else. In 1945, she married Felix Grundy Murphy and they later divorced.
In 1954, she married Kenneth Moore Allred, and they were very happy until his death in 1998. They lived in many areas in and around Moab, starting with Horsethief Ranch and ending with their present home on Bittle Lane.
Patsy worked for the Grand County school lunch program for many years with some wonderful ladies who became lifetime friends.
She loved yard work and there wasn’t a weed she wouldn’t stoop over to pull. She was an avid rock hound. When Patsy and Kenny were younger, they loved hunting for arrowheads, petrified bone, petrified wood and picturesque rock. They loved going out in the hills with their family and friends. The more the merrier.
Patsy was an excellent seamstress and she made clothes for herself and her children. She liked crocheting. She liked playing cards with others, but she loved playing solitaire even more. Her family loved to hear her play the piano. The last few years, she loved going to the Moab Diner and visiting with friends.
Patsy had a good sense of humor, an infectious laugh and she was full of life. She loved country western music and she could really dance. She was fun to be around.
Patsy is survived by five children; daughters, Sandi Roedel, Tanya Hickman (Harold), Connie Skelton (Larry), and Tera Lynn Allred (Bill Wilson); and son, Kenneth James Allred (Pam). She is also survived by two brothers, Jimmie Walker (Dorothy), and Jerry Walker (Clara), 23 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her late husband, Kenneth Moore Allred, a daughter, Amy Ola Walker, her father, Krug (stepmother Ag) Walker, mother, Ola Walker, sister, Josie Konald, and three brothers, Jack, Bill and Mark Walker.
A viewing was held Friday, Sept. 26 at the Kimmerle-Hefner Funeral Home. The funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. at the Community Church in Moab.
The funeral began with a video of Patsy’s 80th surprise birthday party with the accompaniment of her brother Jimmie Walker singing his song, and her favorite, “Once in a dream.” Fran Townsend played piano accompaniment and services were conducted by pastor Keith VanArsdol. Granddaugher Aimee Hutchinson sang a beautiful a cappella rendition of “Amazing Grace.” Daughter Connie Skelton gave the obituary/eulogy for her mother. Vern Erb sang “Wind beneath my wings.” The closing prayer was given by son-in-law Larry Skelton. Interment was at the Grand County Cemetery, immediately following. Patsy was laid to rest beside her husband, Kenneth Allred.
Patsy’s family wishes to thank everyone who helped us with the funeral; Kimmerle-Hef-ner Funeral Home, Pastor Keith VanArsdol, and many friends and family. A special thank-you to the ladies who provided a wonderful meal.
We thank all who sent cards, flowers, brought food and showed us such an abundance of support and love.
We especially thank all of you who loved our mother though the years.
We love you Mom.