PRICE - Allan Jay Strakey, 68, passed away peacefully Dec. 4, 2011, after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Carbon County, Allan was born July 30, 1943 in Price to John and Mary Kos Strakey.
On April 24, 1971, he married Ann Jackson at their home in Carbonville. They later moved to Price in 1983 and she preceded him in death on Aug. 9, 2005
Allan was a generous and kind hearted man who would do anything for anyone. He always put everyone else's needs and desires ahead of his own. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, fixing things, helping others and NASCAR racing.
Allan served in the United States Army from 1966-1968. He worked for the Utah Department of Transportation as a construction engineer for most of his life, and retired in July of 2002. Since retirement, Allan has enjoyed traveling and helping as many of his family and friends as possible.
Allan is survived by his children: daughter, Allison, Salt Lake City, son, Ansen, Price, daughter, Ariane, Salt Lake City; brother, George (Kathleen) Strakey, Staunton, VA; sister, Patricia (Floyd) Mackley, Price; many loving extended family members and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents, John and Mary; and by his wife, Ann.
Funeral service, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, 1 p.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home (233 E. Main Street) in Price. Per Allan's request, services will be simple and anyone wishing to share memories, stories, and thoughts of Allan will have an opportunity at his celebration of life.
Interment will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery in Helper where Allan will be laid to rest next to his loving wife Ann. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are welcome to share memories of Allan at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.
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