Freland Burns Alvey, age 89, passed away October 8, 2020 at his home in Escalante, UT. He was born June 17, 1931 in Escalante. He was the first of three children born to Forest Burns and Ruth Allen Alvey.
Freland lived his early childhood in Lyman, UT. Then the family returned to Escalante, his forever home. He served in Korea for the United States Army. Upon returning home he married Lillian Christiansen and together they had a baby girl, Starla Alvey (1951-1951). They Later divorced. He worked with his family at the Alvey sawmill on the Escalante Mountain. During this time he met and married Phyllis Haws Lyman on June 9,1956. This union included two daughters, Larane and Donnie. Together they had another daughter Terrie Lynn, completing their family. Their marriage was solemnized in the St. George Temple, April 24, 1981.
His early years where spent working and helping his family with the sheep herds. He worked for Garfield County, building and maintaining county roads. Later for UDOT, where he retired as the department foreman. He enjoyed what he did and took pride in all his work.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, trapping, anything that would take him outdoors. He was a member of the boys scouts and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he was in the bishopric. He truly loved his family and the times they spent together. He will be remembered for his kind heart and caring ways, his strong powerful hand shake, his willingness to help others, his witty sense of humor, and of course... his sour dough biscuits.
Survived by wife Phyllis, Escalante; daughter, Terrie Lynn (Clyde) Christensen, Erda; son he never had, Tyler Lyman (nephew), Escalante; sister Rolain Alvey, Escalante; sister-in-law, Karen Alvey, Kanab; grandchildred: Cory Murray, Straton Christensen, Cassidy Fullmer, Carly Christensen, Crisann Christensen, Dale Sanders, Vickie Henderson and Glenn Sanders; 13 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He is proceeded in death by his parents; daughters, Starla Alvey, Larane Reyes and Marion Dawn Randell "Donnie"; and brother, LaDell Ken Alvey.
Graveside services and interment will be held Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the Escalante City Cemetery. Military honors by the Escalante American Legion Post #0114 and Utah Honor Guard. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
In lieu of flowers, enjoy a Diet Coke and a candy bar in his memory.