Frank H. Allan, 91, a lifetime Yakima Valley resident, went to be in the arms of his Heavenly Father on Friday, May 1, 2009, at from his home in Mabton, surrounded by family.

Frank was born Feb. 11, 1918 in Ashue, the son of Charles and Edna (Duffy) Allan.

He received his education in Toppenish and graduated with the class of 1937.

On Aug. 5, 1946 he married the love of his life, Sarah E. Beard in Toppenish.

Frank worked for U and I Sugar for nine years. He retired from Del Monte in 1980.

He loved raising cattle, gardening and welding horseshoe furniture.

Frank started riding in the Toppenish Parade in 1947. He took great pride in riding in local parades as best dressed cowboy and matched pair with his grandkids.

He was a former member of the Cattlemen's Association, Alfalfa Grange and Zillah Senior Citizens Group.

Frank is survived by his wife, Sarah of 62 years; children, Frank Jay Allan (Debbie) of St. John, Ariz., Randy Allan (Cheyenne) of Mabton and Sandi Walker of Toppenish; seven grandkids, Dale, Gene, Mike, Frank and Kelly Allan, Mikal Gadley and Mudd Walker; seven great-grandkids, Jeremy, Justin, Sienna, Dakota, Laramie, Denim and Annie Marie; and many adopted grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his parents; eldest son, Robert "Bob" H. Allan; a sister, Eva Anderson; and four brothers, Jim, George, Ernest "Butch" and Charles Allan; and one grandson, Leonard Allan.

Viewing and visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, with burial to be held at Zillah Cemetery. Following graveside services, a potluck dinner will be held at the Zillah Senior Center. The Allan Family would like to say thank you to Heidi, Alma, Rick and all the staff at Lower Valley Hospice for the great care and love given to our beloved Frank.

Those wishing to honor Frank's memory may contribute to the Lower Valley Hospice.

Those wishing to share their memories or sign Frank's online memorial book may do so at

Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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