Joseph Knight Allen

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Joseph Knight Allen

Death: 1995 (84-85)
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Son of Robert Eugene Allen and Inez Knight Allen
Brother of Jesse Knight Allen

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About Joseph Knight Allen

Joseph Knight Allen, 85, died June 4, 1995, at his home in Atherton, California.

Born Jan. 1, 1910 in Provo, Utah, he was the son of Inez Knight and Robert Eugene Allen. After graduating from BYU High School in Provo, Joe attended Brigham Young University for three years. He then transferred to Stanford University, in Palo Alto, Calif., where he received a B.S. and M.B.A. degree.

He married Ruth Stevens, from El Paso, Texas, in the Salt Lake Temple in 1935. They had one son, Joseph Stevens Allen. Joe was a devoted member of the LDS Church, where he served in many capacities including executive secretary of the Menlo Park, California Stake. He was a regular temple worker for many years in the Oakland, California Temple.

In 1936, Joe and Ruth moved to El Paso, Texas, where he helped in the management of the Stevens ranching properties in Mexico. During the banking troubles of the 1930's, Joe was a traveling auditor in the Western States for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. He was later employed by Morris Knudson in the construction of the Geneva Steel Works in Utah. Morris Knudsen later transferred him to Boise, Idaho.

He was later hired by the Utah Construction Co., where he worked for over 25 years. His early assignments at Utah included acquiring iron ore and other mining claims in Western Canada and the Western United States. Utah Construction later changed its name to Utah Construction and Mining Co. and finally to Utah International. His last assignment was in San Francisco, as vice president in charge of industrial land development. Joe retired from Utah International in 1975.

Since retirement, Joe has been active in managing his own real estate properties in California and Utah. Joe was an avid Rosarian and shared his abundance of roses with friends and relatives. He regularly furnished bouquets for his LDS Ward Chapel.

Joe is survived by his son, Steven, his brother, Mark Knight Allen, Provo; Utah; six nieces and five nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth; three brothers, William Eugene, Jesse, and Robert Knight, and his mother and father.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 7, 1995, 11 a.m., Menlo Park First Ward Chapel, 1105 Valparaiso, Menlo Park, Calif. Friends call one hour prior to the service for a viewing. A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 9, 1995, at 1 p.m. at the Provo City Cemetery, 610 S. State St, Provo. Graveside services under the direction of Berg Mortuary of Provo.

Deseret News Thursday, June 8 1995

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