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In Memory of

Clifton Allenbach

August 29, 1932 - November 20, 2016

Obituary


Clifton passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

Cliff was born to Cora Eggett and Emil Allenbach on a hot summer day in Salt Lake City, Utah. His father was born in Bern, Switzerland and he was very proud of his nationality. He had hoped to visit his father's homeland someday, but traveled to other parts of the world such as Uruguay, Buenes Aires, Nicaragua, and Cancun, Mexico with his son Cliff Jr., which became wonderful memories, full of life long stories to share.

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Clifton passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

Cliff was born to Cora Eggett and Emil Allenbach on a hot summer day in Salt Lake City, Utah. His father was born in Bern, Switzerland and he was very proud of his nationality. He had hoped to visit his father's homeland someday, but traveled to other parts of the world such as Uruguay, Buenes Aires, Nicaragua, and Cancun, Mexico with his son Cliff Jr., which became wonderful memories, full of life long stories to share.

Cliff graduated from South High School in 1949, he met and fell in love with Edit Ann Glover and were married on January 19, 1951, and together they raised three wonderful children. Cliff answered the call and enlisted with the National Guard and was proud to be part of the Guard for eight years.

He had an eye for art and a true artistic ability that he acquired as a painter while learning from his father. The two painted many buildings throughout the Salt Lake Valley together including the Walker Bank and Trust Building. He then went on to become the Vice President of Ken Kammerman & Company, a large Food Brokerage Company where he had a long lasting career (35+years) full of success helping grow this company, while making life long relationships along the way.

Golf became one of his lifelong passions and truly gave him a zest for life with his friends and family. He passed that love for the sport down to his sons and grandchildren and never tired of the game.

Cliff had a strong desire to provide the very best for his family and strived to give them everything possible. They enjoyed many trips to Disneyland and Yellowstone Park each summer. Those vacations were some of the best memories shared as a family. Whenever a special promotion or event would come up with work he would deliver food and toys to his children making sure they could be part of the newest and exciting event.

He was the loving grandfather of six beautiful grandchildren and was always so proud of their accomplishments. Cliff and Ann remained dear friends throughout their lives and together were always showing concern and love for their children.

Dad had a big heart with an infectious smile and was always willing to help others. He was a father who loved his children with tough love and taught them to work hard and excel in all things while striving to be the very best.

He had a rare opportunity to have his eldest son (Rick) provide 24/7 care during the last two years of his life while in his home. Rick along with Cliff Jr., and Stacy provided incredible loving care working as a loving family together to provide their father the opportunity to stay in his beautiful home in Waterbury and fulfilling his wish. Cliff Jr. had assisted his dad for many years helping him enjoy his Golden Years with many wonderful trips abroad as well as car rides up the canyons and many famous garlic burgers
Together! They shared a bond that was precious and known to all. Cliff had a beautiful and memorable relationship with Kathleen Sorensen along with her children and grandchildren for many years. Their relationship was one of love and tenderness for each other.
Cliff is survived by Clifton E. Allenbach, Jr., (son) Stacy A. Fisher (daughter) Edna Turville (sister) Collin Christensen (grandson) Colton Christensen (grandson) Dana Kyle (granddaughter) Connor Christensen (grandson) Richard J. Allenbach (grandson) and Foster Jr. Allenbach (grandson). He was preceded in death by Richard L. Allenbach, now an Angel in heaven with him.

His grandchildren will miss him.his puppies will miss him. He will be missed by friends, neighbors, healthcare providers and so many more!

Thank you to the many providers who helped make our dad's journey as peaceful and comfortable as possible. We could not have done it without you and the many tireless hours of attention and devotion to him.