Linda Aiken Allred
After being without the love of her life for the past 10 years, Linda Aiken Allred passed away quietly on December 21, 2023. Linda was born March 7, 1940 in Spring City. She was the second of four daughters (affectionately known as the “Aiken Girls”) born to Archibald Quince and Irene Tolley Aiken.
Linda contracted polio when she was five years old. She had polio in one leg and her voice box. Because her mother took such good care of her, Linda was able to recover without the anticipated damaging side effects.
Linda attended kindergarten through 9th grade in Spring City. Later she graduated from North Sanpete High School with honors. Linda actively participated in many clubs and organizations throughout her education. She attended Snow College and received her Associate of Science degree. Linda went on to graduate from Utah State University in 1962 with her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Child Development.
Linda married her sweetheart Osral Allred on July 21, 1962 in the Manti LDS Temple. She commented that Osral had all the traits she wanted in a husband except he didn’t have hair. She said, “I couldn’t have found a better person for me.” They were blessed to have six children, Bobette (Shawn) Lindow and Stacey (Dan) Rasmussen both Spring City; Mark (Lorrina) Allred, Woods Cross; Trudy (Creig) Cox, Orangeville; Paul (Laura) Allred and Scott (Teresa) Allred both Spring City. She had a great love and concern for all her children, her 23 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.
Linda served in many callings within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She took each calling seriously and strove to emulate the Savior in all she did. It was important to her to share the gospel. Linda used every opportunity she had to share her testimony with others. In 2002, Osral and Linda were privileged to serve a Mission to Bergen, Norway. Upon their return, she became a temple worker in the Manti Temple serving there for almost 10 years.
It was very important to Linda to be home to raise her family. After the children were older, she returned to the classroom. She taught half day 5th grade and half day special education. Linda worked hard to prepare lessons and activities that would engage and help students learn. Linda taught at Spring City Elementary for 21 years. She later traveled extensively with Osral as he taught workshops and took pictures of good subject matter to paint.
Linda is preceded in death by husband, Osral Boyd Allred; father, Archibald Quince Aiken; mother, Irene Tolley Aiken; sisters Annette Aiken Sears and Dorothy Aiken Cook; and grandchildren, Jeremy Cox and Brooklyne Allred.
The Allred family would like to thank the caregivers at Golden Skyline Assisted Living in Ephraim and Good Life Senior Living in Mt. Pleasant for their tireless dedication and attention provided in Linda’s behalf. In addition, the family would like to thank friends and neighbors for their expressions of kindness and support for Linda.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. in the Historic Spring City Chapel. Viewings will be held Tuesday, December 26, 2023 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 27, 2023 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. prior to services, both at the church. Interment will be at the Spring City Cemetery.
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