John Allan Whitby
1954 – 2022
John Allan Whitby, 67, passed away on June 25, 2022, at his home in Kaysville, Utah.
Allan was born in Logan, Utah, on July 8, 1954, to Boyd Allan and Lueve Winward Whitby.
He graduated with honors from Diamond High School in Anchorage, Alaska. After attending Weber State College and Utah State University, he earned his doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1981. During his college years, he spent summer breaks commercial fishing in Alaska.
In 1990 he entered a partnership at Fairfield Veterinary Hospital in Layton, Utah, where he worked for the remaining 32 years of his life. As a veterinarian he was known for his caring and compassion, not only to the animals in his care but also to the clients and staff.
Allan was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he used many of his talents and skills to enrich, bless, and serve. He held many callings in the Church and was currently serving as a missionary with his wife in the Salt Lake Inner City Service Mission.
Allan was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, hiking, boating, camping, and spending time at his cabin. Above all, family was what he treasured the most. He married the love of his life, Anna Dickey Whitby, on April 25, 1974, in the Salt Lake Temple. They were blessed with five children and five grandchildren.
Allan was preceded in death by his son, David Allan Whitby, his sister Ann Whitby, and his brother-in-law David Earnshaw. He is survived by his wife Anna Whitby, his daughters and their spouses, Heather and Alex Evans, Heidi and Brendan Brinkley, Amy Brown, Emily and Ryan Steed, his son-in-law Chris Brown, and his grandchildren, Brendan Evans, Taylor Evans, Kaylie Steed, Alyssa Steed, and Skylar Brown. He is also survived by his parents, Boyd and Lueve Whitby, and his siblings and their spouses, Sue Earnshaw, Bob and Angela Whitby, Art and Brenda Whitby, Bill Whitby, and Michelle and Kevin Hancey, and many adoring nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Kaysville 20th Ward, 855 Mutton Hollow Rd., Kaysville, Utah. Friends may visit with family Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah, and Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
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