Amy May Hessing Allen

1984 ~ 2024


LDS Church, 12830 S 2700 W, Riverton, Utah
Jun 7, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Viewing Prior to Service

LDS Church, 12830 S 2700 W, Riverton, Utah
Jun 8, 2024 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Funeral Service

LDS Church, 12830 S 2700 W, Riverton, Utah
Jun 8, 2024 11:00 AM

Amy May Hessing Allen, age 39, passed away on June 2, 2024, in Salt Lake City, Utah, after a very short battle with cancer. Amy was born July 30, 1984 to Tom and Susan Naff Hessing in Boise, Idaho. She attended Hawthorne Elementary, East Junior High, Boise High, and graduated with honors from Borah High School in 2002.

Amy was born to dance! She used to say she had "dancing feet" as her feet moved to the music constantly! She loved tap, ballet and jazz, danced in the Nutcracker and on the Boise High Brave Sensation Dance Team. She taught tap and loved every minute of her dance career. She also loved reading and books, and developed a love of Math. She loved Math games and shared that enthusiasm with her students.

Amy wanted to be a teacher from the time she was a little girl and was thrilled to graduate from Brigham Young University with a degree in Elementary Education and to be on the path to fulfilling that dream. Her career as a teacher began with her teaching in the 5th and 6th grades. Her talents soon led her to be a Teacher Coach, a Math Coach, and finally to her latest position as a Math Curriculum Specialist for the Jordan Utah School District.

In 2008 she met the love of her life, Christopher Allen, online. They chatted, and met in person on a Saturday, and were perfect for each other. They were married for time and all eternity in the Boise Idaho LDS temple eight months later. They have been the best example of what a great marriage should be. They're loving, devoted, best friends, and eternal companions. They were never blessed with any children of their own, but they are the favorite aunt and uncle.

Amy was a lifelong devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in several capacities, mostly working with the children. For years, Amy used her love of music to lead her ward choir and then was the primary chorister. Amy loved every one of the primary children and they loved her. Two months ago, she began a new calling as the ward Relief Society President.

Amy is survived by her husband, Christopher, her parents, Tom and Susan Hessing, in-laws, Bruce and Susan Allen, siblings Craig (and Mandi) Hessing, Scott (and Tamara) Hessing, Kimberly (and Daniel) Rowley, and Brad (and Emily) Hessing, and eight nieces and nephews, Aislyn, Scarlette, Tom, Savannah, Emma, Eli, Grant and Maddie; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, June 8, 2024, with viewings Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:45 am, at the LDS Church located at 12830 S 2700 W, Riverton, UT.

Amy we miss you but know that this is a short separation and we shall be together again.

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Losing a sister and friend ileaves a large hole that can't be filled. Sending love and prayers to all of you as you hold tight to each other and celebrate the life of this amazing person. So grateful for Heavenly Fathers plan that allows us to reunite with our families in the next life. May you all find strength ivy growing closer to those still here..

- Tara Goulding

Our Sincere Condolences to Chris,Bruce, Susan and Amy's family.

- Jose and Mercedes Maldonado

Amy was a fun,, happy person who served with all her heart. She will be missed.

- Sheila Park

I am so, so sorry for your loss. I did not know Amy well. In fact, I only met her during 3 brief math inservices. But, she had such a positive impact on me and my students. She was an amazing teacher of kids and adults. Her legacy will live on.

- Lori Nickerson

To The Allen & Hessing Families,

Chris, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Amy. May you find comfort & peace with the knowledge that you’ll always have a part of Amy with you.

Thinking of you & your loved ones during this extremely difficult time.

Donna Rae Berry
Wesley Chapel FL
(Dad’s 1st Cousin)

- Donna Rae Berry

To The Allen & Hessing Families,

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss.

Amy was one of our regulars at Planet Fitness. Each time she came in she always had the biggest and brightest smile that could turn anyone's day around! We will all miss seeing her at our club.

-South Jordan Planet Fitness Staff

- South Jordan Planet Fitness Staff

Amy was a wonderful person. She enriched so many lives. She will be missed.

- Deanna Taylor

Dear loved ones of Amy-
Words are never enough in times when inexplicable grief pierces our hearts. All I can say is that Amy was truly a wonderful person, truly made an impact that will not be forgotten. She was genuine, and kindhearted and she bloomed her good natured ways and I had the opportunity to see her in action. She made a difference. She will be incredibly missed. Fly high Amy.
Sending you all love and light.

- Sara Bergstrom

To the loved ones of Amy,
I’m truly sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. I called Amy, Mrs. Allen. She was my 6th grade teacher. She was absolutely amazing!! I loved her!! I’m now an adult and it has been 5 years since my High School graduation and yet I still remember when she threw us a pizza party, sprayed her hair pink for Halloween, she would give us extra recess time at the end of the day occasionally and even though we weren’t the little kids if we still said,” Hey Mrs. Allen, watch this!” She would immediately look over and watch and cheer for us. Basically what I’m trying to say is she was an extraordinary teacher! When I got to 8th grade I immediately chose her to be the one I would job shadow and that was the best day ever!! I’m so grateful for Mrs. Allen and how great she was at teaching and how kind she was. She is such an amazing human being! I hope you know how grateful I am for your loved one! She made a big difference in my life! I hope that you all will be able to feel peace and comfort. Sending so much love and care your way!

- Katelyn