Allen J Brinkerhoff
Allen J Brinkerhoff
Allen J Brinkerhoff, on October 4, 2019, returned home to his Heavenly Father, joining his loving wife, Lorene.  All seven of his children were with him at the time of his passing.  He was 90 years old.

Allen was born July 20, 1929, in Fillmore, Utah to Walter and Viola Brinkerhoff.  In 1937, his family moved to Winnemucca, Nevada, seeking work during the Great Depression.  He attended school through eighth grade there.  Allen and his father worked as trappers. Allen’s job was to stretch and prepare the furs.  His family moved to Lovelock when he was a Freshman in high school.  He was sure he might die at the thought of the move, but he soon learned to love his life in Lovelock, and it became his home for 76 years.  

His father bought a gas station in Lovelock. Allen sold gas and did some mechanic work. At the end of World War II, his dad bought some land in Lower Valley and began farming.  After high school, Allen attended LDS business college so that he could learn to do the books for the farm and take some pressure off his parents.  In 1950, he joined the National Guard and served for two years.  

After his service in the military, he returned home to work on the farm.  At the age of 25, he married his sweetheart, Ada Lorene Sneddon.  They were married July 14, 1955. Together they raised 6 daughters, and they all have a brother.  

Allen served on the school board for 16 years and the water board for many years.  He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  

He is survived by sister DeVoy Munk and his seven children Leslie Steward, Valorie (Philip) Santos, Julie (late Dan) Knight, Kathie Brinkerhoff, Walter (Coni Jo) Brinkerhoff, Sally (Clay) Knight Mills, Susan (Carl) Robertson, 25 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren (with more on the way).  He was preceded in death by his parents, Walt and Viola Brinkerhoff, his brother, Val Brinkerhoff, and his wife, Lorene. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 12th at 10:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 220 Maple Drive, Lovelock, Nevada. Viewing will precede the service at 9:00 am.

Arrangements are with Smith Family Funeral Home in Fallon 775-423-2255