Allan peacefully returned to his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, October 13th. He was at home, surrounded by love, in the arms of his wife of 48 years and close family members. Allan entered this life in Palo Alto, California on March 12, 1951 as the firstborn son of three children born to James Bender, and Roberta Hash. He met his sweetheart Beverly Tew prior to serving an LDS mission to Oklahoma. They were married in the Salt Lake temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on February 7, 1973. From a young age, Allan had a passion for nature and wildlife which led to his career as a conservation officer for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. He had a strong work ethic, and intense desire to provide for his family. As an avid hunter, he taught his children the importance of self sufficiency and a healthy respect for the circle of life, only taking with gratitude what he would appropriately use. He believed in building character through work, and that he did. He and Beverly ventured off to Oregon to live a pioneer lifestyle from 1999 until 2005, where they developed bare land together to make a homestead. Life in Oregon included using rainwater for daily living, building 2 reservoirs, and a windmill to pump the water, and growing a massive garden. It was a hunting haven, a dream come true for him. After conquering pioneer living, Allan and Beverly returned to Utah to be closer to their children, and later served an LDS mission together to Indonesia (2006-2008) where they taught English to the Indonesian people.
Allan was a Lt. Colonel in the Army and carried on his ancestral legacy of honorable service to his country. He was passionate about education and received his Bachelor’s degree and teaching certification. He worked as a part time teacher at Job Corps where he held a high standard for youth. He took great pride in being a role model. He ended his employment with Job Corps as an on-call teacher two and a half months prior to his death. He also worked as a security guard at various locations throughout his life, including the Bountiful LDS Temple. He taught his children and others the importance of honoring God’s laws, and proper respect for law enforcement. Allan had many hobbies including hunting, coin collecting, and gardening, and he cherished his family.
He was preceded in death by James Bender and Roberta Hash of Salt Lake City. Survived by his wife Beverly Tew Hash and children, Kaylyn Hash Page (Dave) of Layton, Kimberly Hash DeVries (Danny) of Farmington, Daniel Hash (Jen) of Kaysville, Audrey Hash Merkley of Clearfield. His sister Catherine Hash Gardner (Randall) of West Jordan, and brother Eric Hash of Downey Idaho, along with cousins, nieces, nephews, and many grandchildren.
Viewing will be held Wednesday Oct. 20 from 6-8pm at Russon Brothers Mortuary 1941 N Main Street, Farmington, UT. Funeral services will be held Thursday Oct. 21 at 11a.m at the Smith Lane Ward LDS Chapel: 1449 Thoroughbred Dr. Kaysville, UT. (viewing precedes funeral services: 9:30-10:30 a.m.) In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial contributions to be made to the Allan B. Hash memorial fund America First Credit Union Account #9121666.