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Duane Allen Shelley

October 14, 1935 — June 16, 2023

10/14/1935 ~ 6/16/2023

Duane Allen Shelley passed away peacefully on June 16, 2023.  Allen was born on October 14, 1935 to David A. Shelley and Geneva McArthur Shelley.  Allen graduated from North Sanpete High School and then attended Snow College, where he played football.  He also attended Utah Trade Tech studying heating, air, and welding. Allen married Phyllis Coates on June 19, 1965 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah.  Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple on March 2, 1974.

Allen worked in heating and air until he took over the family sheep farm.  He spent many hours on the farm baling hay, moving water lines, and taking care of the sheep herd.  Each summer he herded the sheep to the mountain for the summer where he would spend time with his children riding horses and cooking dutch oven meals. Allen loved his horses.  He had several quarter horses, palominos, and appaloosas. One of his favorite things to do was going fishing.  He bought a boat that he loved to take family and friends on to fish.

Allen served on the Mt. Pleasant City council for years where he developed many relationships with those in the community.  He briefly served in the army. He was active in the LDS church serving in many capacities such as a counselor in the Bishopric.

Allen is survived by his children Abbigail C. Shelley, Mt. Pleasant, UT, Amanda S. Nelson(Skyler), Saratoga Springs, UT, and Chet A. Shelley(Nicole), Pleasant Grove, UT. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Boston, London, Graham, Jacoby, and Paisley. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters; David, Blain, Dale, Darwin, Melvin, Ned, Margaret, Marion, and Betty.

 Funeral services will be held Monday June 26, 2023 at 11:00 am with a viewing prior at 10:00 am. At Rasmussen Mortuary. Interment in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery.

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