Allen Arthur Hicks, a kind and loving man, passed away too soon, at the age of 71, surrounded by his family, on Monday, Aug. 22.
Allen was born on March 18, 1951, to Arthur Warren and Edna May (Taylor) Hicks in Evanston. He grew up in Mountain View, where he eventually met the love of his life, Deanna Lynn Erickson, from Lyman, whom he married on June 10, 1972. They were blessed with two children: a son, Eric Allen, and a daughter, Tiffani Lynn. This year they were excited to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
Allen worked as a surveyor for most of his life. He enjoyed camping, cutting wood, reading, riding horses, wood working and working with his son-in-law, Justin Horton. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandson, Garret.
Allen’s joy of music began at an early age with him teaching himself to sing and play the guitar. Music came easily and provided him the opportunity to form many great friendships and to meet many talented people with whom he formed bands.
With his love of music, he has provided memories for many around campfires, weddings, special events, jam sessions and many other forms of gatherings. By singing from his heart, his ability to connect with people brought joy not only to him, but everyone around him.
Allen is survived by his loving wife, Deanna; son, Eric Hicks; daughter, Tiffani (Justin) Horton; a grandson, Garret Horton; a sister, Mary Jean (Owen) Petersen; as well as several brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Betty Jane Rinker.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Mountain View LDS Chapel. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m., prior to services.
Interment will follow in the Fort Bridger Cemetery. Lunch will be provided at the church following the services for family and friends to share and enjoy their stories and memories of Allen. Online condolences may be offered at [email protected]