1947 ~ 2016
Allen Wilson was born on May 2, 1947 in Murray, Utah to
William Walter and Elma Sarah Boggess Wilson. He was the
youngest of three children, and was raised in their family
home on Redwood Road in Bennion, Utah.
He attended schools in the Salt Lake Valley, graduating
from Granger High School in 1965. He attended the University
of Utah for one year, and then served a mission to Switzerland
from 1966-1968. He returned to college, graduating from
Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s degree
in Civil Engineering in 1972 and a Master’s degree
in Business Administration in 1974.
Boyd married Susan Diane Rameson on June 6, 1973 in the
Salt Lake Temple. Their marriage and family have been their
greatest blessings. They have eight children, two daughters
and six sons. At the present time they also have two sons-in-law,
six daughters-in-law, and twenty-seven delightful grandchildren.
They built their first home in Highland, Utah in 1976, and
have many very dear neighbors, friends, and extended family
Boyd’s first work experience was with Fluor Engineers
in Southern California, and then he worked for Horrock’s
Engineers in American Fork, Utah. In the spring of 1978
he and three partners started their own engineering firm,
Pioneer Engineering. His original company changed its name
over the years as situations changed, becoming Arix Engineers,
Versar Engineering, and Civil Science. He received great
satisfaction in his company’s ability to provide employment
opportunities for many people, and for many years their
company was more like a family than a business. Boyd was
an appointed member of the first Highland City Council when
Highland City was incorporated in 1977. He also served on
the Highland City Planning Commission and the Highland Water
Company Board of Directors, and was the Highland City Engineer
for many years.
Boyd was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints. His mission experience in Switzerland
changed his life and prepared him for a lifetime of service.
He served in numerous positions, including Elder’s
quorum president, cub scout leader, scoutmaster, bishop’s
counselor, Young Men’s president, stake Young Men’s
counselor, bishop, stake high councilor, and counselor in
the Highland Utah Stake presidency. Most recently he served
in the Utah State Developmental Center Ward. He had an unshakable
testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and enjoyed his
church work as he tried to share the light of his testimony
The greatest joy in Boyd’s life was his family. He
worked very hard in order to provide growth opportunities
and meaningful experiences for them. His wife, his children,
their spouses, and now the quickly-expanding group of grandchildren
were his first love and highest priority; their happiness
always his first concern.
Boyd is survived by his wife, Susan; their children and
spouses, Julie (Raymond) Robinson, Scott (Diana) Wilson,
Kevin (Emily) Wilson, Lisa (Jon) Schaack, David (Megan)
Wilson, Michael (Emily) Wilson, Steven (Claira) Wilson,
and Ryan (Hannah)Wilson; his brother, Dennis (JoAnne) Wilson,
and his sister, Jan Livingston. He was preceded in death
by his parents, Walter and Elma Wilson.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016
at 11:00 am in the Highland LDS Stake Center Chapel, 4679
West 11000 North, Highland, Utah. Family and friends may
call Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Highland Stake
Center Chapel and also at an additional viewing Saturday
morning from 9:30-10:30 am prior to services at the church.
Interment will take place at the Highland City Cemetery.