LaDee Nelson Allred gained his wings on Sunday May 21, 2023.
He passed away peacefully at his home in St. George, Utah with his wife Mary Ann.
He was born in Osmond, Wyoming on April 16, 1932 to Leslie Edwin and Mabel Luella Nelson Allred. He was the second oldest of eight children followed by UDell, Lloyd, Lael, Gayle Balls, Larry and Kitty Dory. He graduated from Star Valley High School. He married Wilna Putnam. Together they had four children, Wynn (Chandra Haderlie), Steve (Lynn Barkell), Sheri, and Susan Harris. His parents and daughter Sheri and sisters Luella, Gayle Balls and Kitty Dory, brothers UDell, and Lael predeceased him.
LaDee joined the National Guard while he was still in high school. When the unit was activated for Korea, he was discharged, as he was not old enough. Upon his high school graduation, he reenlisted and eventually became the full time AST (Administration Service Technician) for the Afton unit. He was the 1st SGT when the unit was once again activated to Fort Lewis, Washington for the Berlin Crisis. Eventually he accepted a new job as the Transportation Clerk at the USPFO in Cheyenne. It was at this time that He and Wilna moved to Cheyenne. Dee and Wilna later divorced.
LaDee met and married Mary Ann (Stice) (Cook) in 1977. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on their 32nd anniversary. Mary Ann had two children Mary Louise( Cook) Wrage and Travis Cook. Travis passed away five years ago.
LaDee spent 44+ years in the Wyoming Army National Guard. He traveled with the Shooting Team, audits in Honduras and the Virgin Islands following training and accountability after Hurricane Hugo. He received many accommodations throughout his career. He retired in 1990 as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. He loved to golf, fish, hunt and bowl. He was a man of many talents
He and Mary Ann moved back to Star Valley and built a log home in the narrows. Four years ago, they sold due to Dee’s health and moved permanently to St. George.
He will be interned in the Afton Cemetery on June 2 at 11 am. The Family would like to thank the St. George EMT’s, Dr. Ellis, Serenity and Schwab Funeral Homes.