|Birth: ||Jul. 17, 1919|
|Death: ||Nov. 7, 2012|
Our beloved Father, Grandfather, Brother and Friend, Allen Lucian Critchlow, 93, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. He was born to Lucian V. and Erma Stratton Critchlow on July 17, 1919 in Ogden, Utah. Allen spent his whole life in Ogden. His fondest memory of growing up was being up in Poll Patch herding his uncle's turkeys.
Allen served in the Army during World War II. He drove his Duece and a half across Europe to Germany.
He married his best friend, Rita A. Cranor on November 27, 1964 in Elko, Nevada. She passed away in October of 2009.
Allen was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He had great faith and served in many callings.
Every morning Dad looked forward to going to Wangsgards for his requested burnt pancakes with his homemade jam. Thanks Marge and the girls for taking such wonderful care of our dad every day. We know what a flirt he was.
His greatest passion was farming. Dad loved his tractors. Our dad was very generous, loving and knowledgeable. We will miss you Dad!
Allen was an active member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 4 where he served as the Chaplain.
He loved raising show chickens. He was very proud of them and won various awards. His greatest love was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Allen is survived by his sons, Ron Ableman, Ogden; Greg (Vickie) Ableman, Plain City and Michael (Karon) Cragun, Ogden; daughters, Christie (Lyle) Johnston, Hooper; and "Kay" Salyer, Ogden; 15 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; brothers, Dale Critchlow, Preston, ID; "Bud" (Martha) Critchlow, Grantsville, and Bob Critchlow, Ogden; and sisters, Betty Clark, Ogden and Sharon Critchlow, Hooper.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita A. Critchlow; grandson, Blake; brothers, Les Critchlow and Darrel Critchlow and sister, Virginia Huff.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 11 a.m. at Lindquist's North Ogden Mortuary, 2140 N. Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the mortuary.
Interment, Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden
Lucian Vest Critchlow (1898 - 1988)
Erma Jane Stratton Critchlow (1898 - 1994)
Rita Ann Critchlow (1928 - 2009)
Ben Lomond Cemetery
Created by: Ross Woolsey
Record added: Nov 08, 2012
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