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Margaret Allred

Margaret Allred, a resident of Mesa and formerly of Safford, peacefully passed into eternal life on Sunday morning, May 29, 2022, at the Armada Care Home in Mesa. Margaret was 77.

Margaret was born on March 19, 1945, to James Franklin “Frank” and Dorothy (Kartchner) Worden.  She was the fourth of five children.  Her sisters Gwen, Olive, and Betty and her brother Joe, all preceded her in death.

Her life was deeply impacted by the loss of her father at the tender age of 11 and the subsequent struggles of her mother providing for the younger children.  She learned to work hard from her mother and teaching the principle of work to her children and grandchildren has been a life-long passion.

She met her husband, Richard “Rick” Calvert Allred, her Junior year of High School as his dance partner for the Annual Dance Festival held in Phoenix as part of the Mutual Improvement Association activity of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  This young romance grew and after Rick returned from serving a full-time mission for the Church, they were married in the Mesa Arizona Temple for time an all eternity on September 10, 1966.

Margaret is survived by her husband, Rick Allred, and their five children and their spouses: Richard Clinton “Clint” Allred and his wife Julie Shumway Allred, Bryan J Allred and his wife Kaylene Cordon Allred, Tricia Allred Ballard and her husband Jared Scott Ballard, Spencer Todd and his wife Shawnee Russell Allred, and Kendall Shane Allred and his wife Rebecca Houghton.  

Margaret’s life was her family and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  She served both tirelessly throughout her life.  She took her responsibility of teaching her children seriously and taught them all how to work hard and to serve and love others.  Despite the many successes of her children, none would say they could ever work as hard as their mother did.  Her life’s work was her children, and she never gave up on them nor stopped teaching and encouraging them.

One of her greatest joys was serving a mission with Rick for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Baggio Philippines Mission.  She had always wanted to serve a mission and wanted to set an example for all her grandchildren.  She loved serving the people there and only her health prevented them from serving another mission.

While she suffered for several years with progressive Alzheimer’s, her testimony of Christ was strong and even when she could recognize almost no-one, she could still sing the hymns and primary songs with her family.  We are glad her suffering is over and that she has been reunited with those in her family who passed before along with her Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. She is survived by her husband Rick, her five children, 28 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services for Margaret will be conducted Friday afternoon, June 3, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., at the Thatcher Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday afternoon, June 3, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., at the Vining Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Margaret's Life will be conducted Saturday morning, June 4, 2022, at 10:30 a.m., at the Hermosa Vista Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Bishop David Hawks.

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I met Margaret my first year teaching here in Safford as Kendall was one of my students. She was a " mom helper" in our classroom and from there, our friendship grew. I loved her sense of humor and appreciated her help as I transitioned from living in Tucson to living here in
My condolences to the Allred family. I will keep you in prayer during this difficult time.

Susie (Gonder) Case Jun 4 2022 2:24 AM

When I was really young I ran away from home...all the way over to the Allred's home on Tucson Street (one street over). I remember that Sister Allred was surprised to suddenly see me in the family room with Kendall. She welcomed me to stay, but talked it all through with me too. She helped me figure out that I should go back home. :) I just remember that she listened to me and treated me with love just like any of her own kids.
Later on she and Brother Allred we my Sunday School teachers when I was a teenager. They did such a good job and I remember her strong testimony. Great woman! Wonderful family! My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Allred family.

Darren Brown Jun 3 2022 7:03 PM

Ant Margaret I miss you the time we had is more precious to me than you could ever know. You are the butterfly in my life the one I see as mom I love you give mom a hug and kiss for me. Tell her about the family I have and her grandson and great grandchildren.

Bobby joe Moulds jr Jun 2 2022 5:12 PM

Margaret and I used to walk every morning back in the day and sometimes Jan konopnicki (until jan got too sick) I was her Visiting Teacher for years...even thru her cancer. I'm sorry I lost contact with her the last few years. She was special

Toni (Lutz) Palmer Jun 1 2022 6:20 PM

Margaret and Rick were the stalwarts in our ward. Gordon served with Rick many years in the HP Group, and felt he was a true brother, and found they were related. Margaret was a great mentor and influence to me in the RS. I followed her advice in raising our children, and enjoyed them in our neighborhood. We loved them and their family, and always will! Her faith and strong testimony got her through some rough health issues which delayed their mission. She was so thankful to go! We valued their friendship and kept in contact after they moved to UT. Our prayers and heartfelt love to all her family. Gordon and Karen Brown

Karen Brown Jun 1 2022 1:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Allred

Judy phegley May 31 2022 8:48 PM

Margaret was a big sister to my friend Betty. I never saw her without a smile and concern for others. A great educator as well. She will be missed. What a reunion she will have with her sister. My deepest sympathy.

Joan Merrell Bull May 31 2022 5:32 PM

When I think of Margaret, I think of an extremely hard worker, talented, blatantly honest, FUN, feisty, devoted mother and friend and a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I learned so much from her in the callings that we served together. My kids adored and admired her. Kami remembers her as "Margarete". Rick and I have wonderful memories of her and Rick as neighbors and the "barbeque" we were always planning! I love her and her beautiful family!! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Welker May 31 2022 3:54 PM

Loved this lady. She lit up any room she ever entered

Ron and Louise Tolman May 31 2022 3:36 PM

How Safford 5th Ward loved this spunky lady! She was such a joy to be around and could have us all laughing in no time! The last time I saw her was when she reported after her mission which she loved so much! Love to this awesome family!

Susan Meier May 31 2022 2:40 PM

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