Allan Lafe Tracy peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on August 7, 2015 in St. George, UT.
Allan was born to Charley Harvey Tracy and Inez Jackson Tracy on September 7, 1943 in Cortez, CO.
He grew up on the Tracy farm in Cahone, CO with his trusty horse, Dobin. As a youth, “Red” slept in the bunkhouse with his brothers and loved to hunt and drive fast cars.
Fortunately for him, he fell in love with a girl from Eastland, UT. He married Diane Johnson in the Manti Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on October 14, 1969.
Allan and Diane shared 45 years together and found great joy in raising seven children and 17 grandchildren.
Allan was genuine, loved to serve everyone around him, and was an example of kindness. He was most happy when those around him were happy. Everyone needed a little “Uncle Allan Time.”
Allan enjoyed the simple things in life including vanilla ice cream, corn on the cob, and a seafood buffet. He loved to play the guitar and sing with his daughters. Allan was also an avid fisherman and enjoyed visiting with his neighbors and family, especially his sisters.
By profession, Allan spent over 45 years as a driller throughout the western United States. Later in his career, he focused his work in southeastern Utah. Allan loved the challenge of drilling and enjoyed his time outdoors, especially with his sons.
After a lifetime in Eastland, UT, Allan and Diane moved to St. George in 2011. While there, they served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He loved their mission, although his favorite church calling was as a nursery leader in the Eastland Branch.
Allan is survived by seven children, Rachelle (Darren) Cox of Henderson, NV, Toni, of La Verkin, UT; Sam (Candy), of Salt Lake City, UT; Lesli (Adam) Smith, of Akron, OH; Jodi (Ben) Cope, of Enterprise, UT; Vicki, of Salt Lake City, UT; and Kenneth, of Salt Lake City, UT.
He is survived by 17 grandchildren: Ashley, Courtney, Dallin, Erin, Bryan, Madison, Addison, Reid, David, Ellie, Carter, Ollie, Roger, Lafe, Jonny, Gibson, and Harvey.
Allan is also survived by his siblings, Guy (Ginger) Tracy, Carol (Jack) Brewer, Pat (Gail) Tracy, LuAnne (Steve) Oldham, and Kathy (Ken) Anderson.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gary Robert Tracy.
Allan’s services are scheduled for Saturday, August 15 in Eastland, Utah at the Eastland Chapel. His viewing will be from 9:30 to 10:45 am, followed by his funeral service starting at 11 am. Interment will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery in Eastland, UT, under the direction of McMillan Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Perpetual Education Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.