Rita Allred

05/28/1935 – 09/22/2017

AllredRita2Rita Sorensen Allred returned to her loving Heavenly Father on Friday, September 22, 2017 at home. She was born in Moroni, Utah on May 28, 1935 to Niels Peter and Blanche Sorensen. She was raised in Moroni and moved to Tulare, California her senior year, where she graduated from high school. Rita married Calvin M. Allred on November 23, 1953 in the Manti L.D.S. Temple. They are the parents of five children: Rowena, David, Keith, Colleen, and Karen. She was a full-time mother and homemaker and helped her husband run his sheep ranch operation. Rita loved being in the mountains surrounded by beauty and nature. She enjoyed creating a beautiful yard and home. She found joy and peace in listening to chirping birds, colorful flowers, white fluffy clouds, rainstorms, rainbows, and beautiful music. An accomplished pianist, she played for many funerals, accompanied many vocal and instrumental performers, and was the ward organist for many years. Rita was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she served in various organizations. She had a strong testimony and a sweet relationship with her Heavenly Father. One of the highlights of her life was serving with her husband as ordinance workers in the Manti LDS Temple and serving as full time missionaries in Hartford, Connecticut. Rita is survived by her husband, Calvin Allred; five children, Rowena Adams, David (Jane) Allred, Keith Allred, Colleen (Lonny) Brown, and Karen (Gene) Peckham; 24 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild; and 1 brother. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, 1 brother, 2 half-sisters, 1 half-brother, and a daughter-in-law. A celebration of her life will be held Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Fountain Green L.D.S Chapel. Friends and family may call Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:30-10:30 a.m., both at the Fountain Green L.D.S. Chapel. Interment will be in the Fountain Green Cemetery.

2 Responses to “Rita Allred”

  1. Dennis and Linda Davis says:

    We are so sorry for your family’s loss. She was a wonderful lady!
    Dennis and Linda Davis

  2. L.M. says:

    I would like to offer my deepest condolences to your family. In times like these the Bible have proven to be of great comfort. The Bible book of John chapter 5 verses 28 and 29 holds out the hope of a resurrection for our loved ones who have past; and Joshua chapter 21 verse 45 let’s us know that God fulfills his promises. I hope that these Bible verses will provide some comfort for your family.