Services

Visitation One

Thu. May. 23, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Sugar Land)

602 Eldridge Rd
Sugar Land , TX 77478.

Visitation Two

Fri. May. 24, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Sugar Land)

602 Eldridge Rd
Sugar Land , TX 77478.

Funeral Service

Fri. May. 24, 2019
11:00 am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Sugar Land)

602 Eldridge Rd
Sugar Land , TX 77478.

Graveside Service

Fri. May. 24, 2019
2:00 pm

Carmen Nelson Bostick Historic Cemetery

12317 Holderrieth Rd
Tomball , TX 77375.
Thu. May. 23, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Sugar Land)
602 Eldridge Rd
Sugar Land , TX 77478.
Fri. May. 24, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Sugar Land)
602 Eldridge Rd
Sugar Land , TX 77478.
Fri. May. 24, 2019
11:00 am
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Sugar Land)
602 Eldridge Rd
Sugar Land , TX 77478.
Fri. May. 24, 2019
2:00 pm
Carmen Nelson Bostick Historic Cemetery
12317 Holderrieth Rd
Tomball , TX 77375.
In Memory of
Wendell Kay Allred
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On May 15, 2019, Wendell Kay Allred peacefully passed away at home. Wendell was born January 23, 1954, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to Dean and Alice Allred. Raised in Littleton, Colorado, as the fourth of six children, he was a very curious and precocious little boy. Some of his favorite childhood memories include activities in the Rockies near his home and annual family vacations to Cooke City, Montana. He graduated from Littleton High School in 1972 where he was a member of the gymnastics team and an Eagle Scout.

 

Wendell served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Adelaide and Perth areas of Australia from 1973 to 1975. Upon his return, Wendell studied at Brigham Young University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 1978. While at BYU, he enjoyed hiking in the nearby mountains, studying astronomy, and participating in the college bowl trivia team.

 

After graduation, Wendell accepted a job with Texaco, which took him to Houston, Texas. It was there he met his future wife, Darlene Guidry. They were married in the Dallas Texas LDS temple on July 5, 1985. Over the next ten years, they added five children to their family (one son: Jason, and four daughters: Kimberly, Lauren, Megan, and Michelle). Wendell loved reading to his children, taking them to the library, riding bikes, and taking them swimming. He enjoyed building various items in the garage. Most notably, he built a telescope for his sister, a treehouse and a playhouse for his children. He also created designs for and constructed desks, bookshelves, beds, lanterns, stools, etc. His dream was to construct a dome home in Alaska if only he could convince his wife to come along.

 

            Wendell and Darlene moved to Sugar Land, Texas, in 2001. Over the next 18 years, Wendell worked for IBM, British Petroleum, SAIC, and Hewlett-Packard as a systems administrator. At church, he enjoyed teaching Sunday School, serving as the high priest group leader, and assisting as an adult Boy Scouts of America leader. In 2011, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and his health began to decline. Wendell maintained a hopeful and positive attitude despite his diagnosis. He could often be found at his computer reading the latest MS research, which he was always eager to share. As always, he continued to serve in his local congregation; this brought him great joy. He loved teaching the youth and adults at church about gospel topics. He enjoyed spending time with his sweetheart and children, and eventually his doting grandchildren. He adored his grandchildren and would often sneak them treats when they visited him.  

 

            He is survived by his loving wife of almost 34 years, Darlene Guidry, and his children, Jason (Lochsley), Kimberly (David) Wilson, Lauren (David) Miller, Megan (Andrew) Smith, and Michelle. He will also forever be remembered by his mother, Alice, and his siblings, David, Tom, Margaret, Marilyn, and Kevin. Wendell is survived by seven grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father, Victor Dean Allred.

 

            A funeral will be held at 602 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478 on Friday, May 24 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be at the same address on Thursday, May 23 from 68 p.m.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National MS Society for further research for a cure.

 

https://secure.nationalmssociety.org/site/Donation2?df_id=55995&55995.donation=form1

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My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).

Joe Gough

Tributes

Message from Fri, 05/17/2019

He was willing to wear a burgundy tux and be our best man! He was the Best man to the end! I will miss your smile and hug! Until we meet in heaven! ♥️