10/31/1946 – 12/12/2021
Clarence Evan Allred, 75, died Sunday, December 12, 2021 from complications from Parkinson’s disease. Evan was born on October 31, 1946 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Clarence Eugene and Reta Maralyn (Morrison) Allred. He was the oldest of six children. He graduated from South High School in 1965 and served in the British Central Mission from 1966 to 1968. Evan married Carol Renee (Olsen) Allred on April 14, 1971 in the Salt Lake City Temple. He graduated from the University of Utah Music Department in 1972. Evan loved his family, his job, and his church service.
Evan was an accomplished musician and a passionate performer. As a music teacher for 32 years in Davis County, he devoted much of his life to his students at Sunset Junior High, Kaysville Junior High and Farmington Junior High where he taught general music lessons, conducted thousands of children in its various choirs. programs and staged school musicals. He was a private piano teacher and taught hundreds of children to play. Evan also taught at the Theater School for Youth at the University of Utah, where he trained students in performing musical theater.
As Music Director, Evan has conducted the companies and orchestras of numerous theatrical productions across Utah at venues such as The Lagoon Opera House (Robert E. Freed Award winner), Promised Valley Playhouse, and numerous religious theaters. and community. He mastered many instruments and could often be found in the pit of an orchestra or playing in his jazz band.
During his life he sang with the Tabernacle Choir and the Utah Opera Company. As an actor, Evan has “hit the stage” on nearly every major stage in Utah, including the Pioneer Theater Company, Kingsbury Hall, and the Promised Valley Playhouse. His favorite roles were Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof” and Harold Hill in “The Music Man”.
By far, Evan’s favorite genre of music was classical, and his favorite composer was Beethoven. Because of his contributions to music education and the arts, he was selected to carry the Olympic torch at the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games. Evan leaves a legacy to his family and the thousands of people he has loved. marked life through music.
Evan was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He is survived by his wife, Carol; their three children and spouses Amy (Gary) Oakeson, Betsy (Erik) Christianson and Casey (Sarah) Allred; six grandchildren (Jonathan, Isabel, Lydia and Lyla Oakeson; Jonas and Ethan Christianson); and his siblings LTC Ret. Joseph (Kathy) Allred, Arnold (Gigi) Allred, Alma (Robyn) Allred, David (Julie) Allred and Lisa (Bill) Morey. His parents died before him.
A “Celebration of Life” will be held on Saturday January 8, 2022 at 4:00 PM at the Centerville Canyon View Stake Center, located at 2110 N. Main Street, Centerville, UT.
Published by The Salt Lake Tribune from December 16, 2021 to January 7, 2022.