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Alan Ray Story

April 21, 1969 - August 11, 2016

Alan Ray Story, our loving husband, dad, son, brother, uncle and friend, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah after recently being diagnosed with a brain stem tumor.


Alan was born on April 21, 1969 in Price, Utah to LaVaun and Gerald Story.  He grew up in Price where he graduated from Carbon High School in 1987 and later graduated with his Associates Degree from the College of Eastern Utah.  Alan has always enjoyed sports and while in high school he enjoyed being the manager of the boys basketball team.  Alan was also an avid scouter earning his Eagle Scout award and later on helping his own son earn his Eagle Scout award.


One of Alan’s highlights of his life was serving a mission for the LDS church in Adelaide, Australia from 1988-1990.  He made lifelong friends with the people he served as well as his missionary companions.  Although many years have passed, his relationships from his mission have remained strong.


Alan attended Weber State University in Ogden, Utah where he met Kimberly Hadley and her daughter Ashley.  Alan and Kim were married on December 10, 1993 in the Ogden LDS Temple.  Alan and Ashley had an instant connection and he immediately assumed the role of a kind and loving father.  Two years later in 1995, Alan had the privilege of adopting Ashley and having her sealed to Alan and Kim in the Ogden LDS Temple.


Alan and Kim made their home in South Ogden where Alan continued to attend Weber State University.  Alan graduated from Weber State with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work and Sociology.  Alan was a hard worker and later went back to school to earn his Master’s degree.


In 1999, their son Matt was born.  Alan filled Matt’s life with numerous adventures including fishing, shooting, ball games, geo-caching, road trips and more fishing.  Matt is Alan’s pride and joy.  Alan let everyone know what Matt was involved in and how proud he was of Matt.


Alan worked for Questar Gas for 25 years where he developed many lifelong friendships.  Alan will be greatly missed.  He loved unconditionally and made the world a better place.


Alan is survived by his wife, Kim; daughter, Ashley; son, Matt; mother, LaVaun Story; grandmother, Marie Fenske; siblings, Julie (Ryan) Rigby, Lisa (Joe) Everton, Scott (Kellie) Story and Susan; father and mother-in-law, Ken and Georgine Hadley; sisters-in-law, Tonya (Mike) Clay, Heather (Kevin) Wille, Yvette (Brandon) Tate; brothers-in-law, Nate (Jenifer) Hadley and Taylor (Katie) Hadley and numerous nieces, nephews and loved ones.


He is preceded in death by his father, Gerald Story.


Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 11:00 at the Pleasant Valley Stake Center, 5640 South 850 East, South Ogden, Utah.  A viewing will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2016 from

6-8 p.m., at the Pleasant Valley Stake Center and from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to the services on Monday.


Interment will be held at the Uintah Cemetery, 1500 East 6600 South, Uintah, Utah.


In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to any Mountain America Credit Union in the Alan Story Memorial Trust Fund.

Arrangements under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, August 14, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

5640 South 850 East, South Ogden, Utah

Friends may visit with the family prior to services on Monday from 9:30 to 10:45 AM



Service Information

Date: Monday, August 15, 2016

Time: 11:00 am -

5640 South 850 East, South Ogden, Utah

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, August 15, 2016

Uintah City Cemetery


1500 East 6700 South, , Uintah, UT,

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Born: April 21, 1969
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Romona Snell-Crockan posted on 11/15/16

Alan was a classmate of mine, at Weber State. We struggled through some tough classes together. Alan, what an awesome person, always the same with that same quirky smile. Couldn't get him to leave Questar for Social Work for guy. I am sorry for your loss, and I am sorry I didn't know until now....but he is in a much better place! Romona Snell-Crockan


Rick posted on 8/19/16

We are so sorry for the loss of Alan and are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you all much love Rick, Carol and family


Barbara Chapman posted on 8/16/16

Dear LaVaun and sorry to hear about Alan's passing. Remembering him growing up on the same block with my boys in Price. He was always friendly and kind.....nice young man to be around. Please let me know if there is anything we can do. Barbara, Jack & Lisa, Dan


Jon & Becky Yorgason posted on 8/15/16

We are so sorry to hear of Alan's passing. To say that Alan showed kindness to everyone or to suggest that he was a genuinely nice person is really understating it. Alan's love for others was truly unconditional and it was a privilege to know him and Kim while we lived in South Ogden for a few years. Kim, we wish you and your family our best at this challenging time.


Lisa Welch posted on 8/15/16

I am so very sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to you and your family. Remember the good times and remember you have lots of family and friends to help you thru this difficult time. May you find peace and strength in Christ and know that your family will be together again. Love you lots.


Colleen G Pike posted on 8/15/16

Dear Kim, Matt and Ashley, I was so sorry to learn of your loss. You will be in my prayers. May the Lord walk with you and comfort you always.


Karen Haverkamp posted on 8/14/16

Kim,Matt and Ashley. Nothing I can say to make things easier for you but know you are not alone. Friends, family and the good Lord will get you through. My thoughts and prayer are with all of you.


Gail DeBoer posted on 8/14/16

Kim, I was saddened to hear of the loss of your husband and my heart goes out to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you that you will find comfort and peace in the memories that you made together and in the knowledge that you will be reunited after your earthly journey is completed. I will always be grateful for your support during my struggles with this horrible disease.


Ted Stowe posted on 8/13/16

I worked with Alan for a few years in the early Nineties with Mountain Fuel. Kim is a high school classmate. When I began at Mountain Fuel, I was the rookie and Alan was the grizzled vet. Alan was so kind to me. He was always positive and I enjoyed the time visiting with Alan when we would head off to a route or back in our room at the end of the day. My greatest memory of Alan was his kindness. He was the true definition of a "Gentle"man. I haven't seen Alan since those Mountain Fuel days, but after watching the tribute video it was apparent that his life was as I would have expected. What a great guy!!! My condolences to Kim and the rest of his loved ones.


Ruth Fenske posted on 8/12/16

Kim and family, You know we LOVE you and wish that Alan didn't have to leave us so soon. We know he couldn't have stayed in his condition. His body was just too full of cancer to fight it off. I am sure he is reunited with his dad and grandparents. He will be watching over you with tender loving care. He LOVED you dearly. We will miss him but will remember his good character and loving heart. On those low days don't be afraid to email or give me a call. Talking does help. It is OK to cry but as time goes on you will be able to smile and say "Alan is Ok and I will be OK too." We will be together again and be truly happy.