Allred, Debra Lynn Higley – 11 Aug 1952
CLEARFIELD Debra Lynn Higley Allred, age 54 passed away suddenly in her home in Clearfield, Utah on Saturday, March 3, 2007.
Debra was born August 11, 1952 in Salt Lake City. She was the oldest daughter of Glen and Carol Higley and the third of seven children. She lived in Salt Lake City until she was three years old but spent most of her life in Clearfield City. Growing up as the oldest daughter in a family of mostly boys, Debra was seen as a surrogate mother by her younger siblings. Her home throughout her life was the gathering place for her siblings as well as her children and grandchildren. She loved her WHOLE family and always looked forward to the family reunions. She had a big heart and would do anything for anyone. She had a Great Smile, and was always fun to be around, and made everyone feel very welcome. The compassion she learned as a child and shared with all throughout her life will forever remain in the hearts of those she loved.
Debra graduated from Clearfield High in 1970. Following graduation she worked for two years at Hill Air Force Base. For the last 32 years Debra has worked for the IRS in which she was known as one of the most dedicated hard workers in her occupation. She has received many accolades and performance awards from the IRS, thus always proving Debra to be a self sufficient woman. She was so very well liked and loved by her friends and co workers of TEAM 428.
Debra was married twice in her life. Her first marriage was to Paul Hall in which she gave birth to her first of two proud children, a fine son she named Michael Jason Hall. Her second marriage was to Les Allred in which she gave birth to her precious beautiful daughter Danielle Allred. Her two children Mike and Danielle will miss her greatly, but never doubt she will still be watching over them and her seven precious grandchildren. She loved them and her grandchildren more than anything in life.
Debra’s second love in life next to her family was sports. Debra was an avid sports fan. Not only did she play basketball when she was young, she continued to love sports of all kinds throughout her life. Neither the Utah Jazz nor Brigham Young University had a bigger fan. If there was a game playing, Debra was watching it. She knew more about basketball and football and the players than most men. Many times her brothers would call her to discuss a game or a certain player. Some of her favorite players throughout her life were Maravich, the Golden Griff, Stockton, Malone, Horny, Steve Young, Detmer, and her latest, Deron Williams.
Addition to sports, Debra also loved to travel. She went to Europe shortly after high school graduation with a friend. Since then she has taken many cruises and traveled to many exotic places with her loved ones including Hawaii, Mexico, China, Paris and Jamaica.
Debra is survived by her parents Glen and Carol Higley, Plymouth; her children: Michael (Tiffany) Hall, Ogden; and Danielle (Bryce) Allred Carlisle; seven grandchildren: Alyssa, Sabrina, Taylor, Kaleb, Damien, Dylan, and Dyson; and six siblings: Glen Lee (Jill) Higley, Clinton, UT; Dennis (Vickie) Higley, Syracuse; Kevin (Cherie) Higley, West Point; Doug (Diana) Higley, Preston, ID; Randy (Ramona) Higley, Malad, ID; and Leslie Higley of Malad, ID.
Her daughter Danielle and Bryce wanted everyone to know that they will always love and miss her mother, but know that Mom will always reside in their hearts and the hearts of their children.
I, Mike Hall, her son, want everyone to know how very PROUD I am to have such a loving, caring, and fun Mom throughout my life. I give all credit to my Mom for who I am today. The way she raised me instilling confidence in me, dancing with me, and being my SOCCER Mom. I LOVE YOU with all my being, Mom.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 9, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Lindquists Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Road. Friends and family may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 12:45 to 1:45 at the mortuary.
Interment, Lindquists Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Road, Ogden.
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