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Spencer Michael Allred was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on January 24, 1997, to Michael Allred and Andrea Fry (Allred). Although he was small, he was mighty and fought hard to survive.
Within a year and a half Spencer was diagnosed with an Eosinophilic disorder effecting his ability to digest food properly. As Spencer’s health struggles continued, the family decided to move to the Midwest to obtain better medical care for him. Eventually, they settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, where Spencer received exceptional medical care at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital under the watchful eye of Dr. Phillip Putnam, who preserved Spencer’s life on multiple occasions.
Shortly after moving to Cincinnati, Spencer’s parents divorced and Spencer remained in Cincinnati with his father, Michael. In 2005, Jennifer (Anderson) Allred married Michael and she loved becoming Spencer’s bonus mom.
Spencer had many physical and mental challenges as he grew, but he had great support from his family, his teachers at school, and his friends within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His youth leaders, who were some of the best people in the world, were especially helpful to Spencer and offered him constant love and support.
During Spencer’s senior year of high school, he began a 7-year battle with substance abuse. Family, loved ones, and countless medical and mental health care professionals grieved over his choices, prayed for him constantly, and worked to get him the help he needed. Matilda, Tim, Sharon, and Ed were among the many professionals, who helped Spencer while living in Salt Lake City and had a profound impact on his life and the care he received. We are eternally grateful for these angels that poured their hearts into Spencer.
Spencer is survived by his parents, Michael and Jennifer Allred, Andrea Fry, two younger sisters, Kelsey and Shelby, and two younger brothers, Keith and Seth. Grandparents; Melvin and Joan Allred, Patrick and Cynthia Anderson, Daryl and Gwen Fry, and Robert and Edwina Edwards along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, 84111 at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 4, 2022, with a visitation from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. the same day.
Donations may be made in Spencer's honor to The Inn Between https://tibhospice.org/donate
or to VOA https://donate.voa.org/site/Donation2?df_id=21351&mfc_pref=T&21351.donation=form1
I work the desk at Magnolia and got to know Spencer. I found him to be a polite, smart funny guy. I will miss him and am so sad he is gone, Whenever I eat Cheetos I will remember Spencer. He never gave me one bit of trouble.
I am immensely saddened by this news. Please accept my sincere condolences. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Spenser. I will be praying for you all during this difficult time,
I remember playing my Native American flute for Spencer when he was in the hospital. It was a blessing to be able to give something to him. I think his life was a blessing to many others who freely gave of themselves and their time and prayers. We needed Spencer to help humble us and bring us to the Lord in prayer and thanksgiving.
Rest in peace dear Spencer. We love you.
Spencer I will miss you and I'm comforted and knowing that you were in the arms that were heavenly Father! I learned so much from you and I know you've fought the good fight! I pray the best for your family. I love all of you and know through the plan of salvation you will all be together again one day. And when that day comes on any side of the veil I have a hug for all of you. May God be with you until we meet again Spencer!
I am so sorry that this young man’s life was so filled with trials. May he Rest In Peace and May your heart be filled with memories of many small sweet times you had with him.
Mike, I am so sorry for your loss and no word describes your feeling, my condolences.
Michael and family,
thanks for broadcasting the funeral services today. I was able to attend "virtually." What a lovely young man Spencer was, I'm thankful you could see him beyond his personal challenges. I'm thankful to know him and you (all). May God bless you in this time of mourning.
All my love,
I love you Spence, thank you for letting salt lake city know you. It was a privilege.