LuJean Roper McAllister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed away quickly and peacefully on 2 December 2019 at Courtyard at Jamestown Assisted Living in Provo, Utah. She was 83 years old. LuJean was born on 27 October 1936, in Oak City, Utah.
She was the second child of seven and oldest daughter of Erma Lovell and Vernon B. Roper. She was raised mostly in Delta, Utah, attending primary and secondary schools there, and graduating from Delta High School. During her senior year, she met LeRay L McAllister and they were married on June 4, 1954. Together they raised five children, Ann (Richard Herlin), Douglas (Lynnae), Bruce (Debbie), Marla (Jeff Bennion) and Eric (Suzanne).
LuJean was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in many capacities and callings. The one calling she loved and served in the longest was that of Ward Organist. One of LuJean's greatest joys was playing the piano. She accompanied many musicians as they performed in church and other settings. She also loved to garden, quilt and knit. LuJean served for almost 40 years as a Pink Lady volunteer at the Utah Valley Hospital, where she served as President of that organization. LuJean and her husband LeRay, served as missionaries in the Church Genealogy Library, where she supported LeRay’s passion of genealogy and family history. She also served for years prior to this mission and thereafter as an ordinance worker in the Provo and Mount Timpanogos Temples. She loved to travel with her husband, and together they traveled to many countries throughout the world. LuJean would say that her greatest achievements and loves were her relationship with her husband, her family and her devotion to the Lord, Jesus Christ.
LuJean is survived by her five children, 24 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, her two sisters Rebecca (Ricky) Child and Janece Tolbert and by her brothers Clyde (Loretta) and Steve (Barbara) Roper. She is preceded in death by her husband, LeRay, her parents, two brothers Clinton (Ina Rae) and Max Roper and by two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Orem Cherry Hill 3rd Ward Building located at 1650 South 200 East, Orem, Utah. Friends and associates may call prior to the funeral service from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Eastlawn Memorial Hills Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff and residences of Courtyard at Jamestown Assisted Living.