Beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Richard Dee Allison, age 75, passed away on Feb. 18, in Ogden, Utah.
Dee was born on Jan. 27, 1944, in Visalia, California, to Andrew and Jeanne (Archer) Allison.
On March 11, 1964, Dee married the love of his life, Terry Wagstaff in Hilliard. They went on to have three children and share a magnificent love for each other, teaching us all what true love is all about.
Earlier in his life, Dee suffered a work accident that placed him in a wheelchair for the last 46 years. Despite the tremendous changes in his life, he never complained, and he continued to pursue an active and passionate life.
He had a great love for the outdoors and nature, traveling with friends and family and especially trips to Wendover, where he showed off his talents as a skilled blackjack player. Dee was also a gifted, self-taught painter of landscapes and, after his accident, made pottery. He continued to paint for many years after his accident.
He was also a devoted supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, and was recognized many times for his long-time support of the organization.
One of Dee’s great passions was collecting artifacts. His love of American history kept him busy collecting coins, guns, bottles, pottery and Native American relics for his entire life.
Most important to him was visiting with friends and family. Those conversations will be treasured, and he will be missed immensely.
Dee is survived by his loving wife, Terry, of Hoytsville, Utah; his sons, Clay W. (Angela) Allison, of Taylorsville, Utah; and Clint (Amy) Allison of Heber City, Utah; and his daughter, Lonnie D. (Neil) Dawson, of Upton; grandchildren: Davey, Brooklon, Jayde, Kasey, Kodee, Mason and Wyatt; his three great-grandchildren; his brother, Chick Davidson of Visalia, California; and his sister, Sue Allison of Kanab, Utah.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and siblings: Tweak, Ence, Tuney and Frankie.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, in the Coalville LDS Stake Center. Viewing will be at the church on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Interment will follow in the Hoytsville Cemetery.
Online condolences may be given at crandallfhevanston.com.