Delpha Jean Greaves Allen our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on November 26, 2022 in South Ogden, UT. She was born on July 30 1927 in Preston, Idaho to John Card Greaves and Mary Jane Pendleton.
Delpha graduated from Grace High School and LDS Seminary, she was Secretary of her high school class. She graduated with a Registered Nursing degree from Weber State and the University of Utah.
She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Delpha married Jack Curtis Allen on November 6, 1954, in Ogden, Utah. They enjoyed 57 years together.
She was a Nurse at Dee Hospital until they moved to the new McKay Dee Hospital, she was the Head Nurse on the Surgical floor and also the Orthopedic Floor, she worked for almost 40 years. She was very proud to be to be a part of the Nursing Profession and was well respected.
Delpha was a working mother when most mothers were homemakers. When she needed to go to the girls school she would come dressed in full nurses uniform, the girls were very proud to say “That’s my mom”.
Jack and Delpha enjoyed many activities together including, bowling, dancing, games with friends and traveling to many different countries. She was a member of the Ogden Athletic Club where she enjoyed aerobics, weights and swimming only stopping when the Pandemic hit.
She loved going to lunch with friends, daughters, and grandkids until the very end.
Delpha was always complimented on how nice and pretty she looked, she never went out if her hair wasn’t done and everything looked in place.
Delpha is survived by her two daughters, Pam Carter and Linda (Denis) Thurgood; six grandkids; 15 great-grandkids and 1 great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, John Ray, Phillis, Vera, Vella, Alvin, Allien, Howard, Clarice and William.
We would like to thank Dr Glen Biddulph, Dr Hemmersmeier, Symbii Hospice, and the 6th Ward Relief Society.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd.
Services will be live-streamed and available the day of the services by scrolling to the bottom of Delpha's obituary page at: www.lindquistmortuary.com, where condolences may also be shared.