August 25, 2011

(6/26/1947 - 7/25/2011)

Allen Gene Hustead, 64, of Sedona, AZ, died July 25, 2011 at his home.

He was born the son of Harold and Murline (Meyer) Hustead on June 26, 1947 in Ft. Madison, IA. The family later moved to Gorin where he grew up.

Allen was a member of the Gorin Baptist Church and growing up was very active in all Gorin school, church and sports activities. He graduated from the Gorin High School in 1965.

He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Missouri in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Public Administration with a major in Accounting. He served in the United States Army for two years, stationed in Germany. He lived in St. Louis for several years following his discharge.

Allen moved to Sedona, AZ, in 1999 where he enjoyed the beautiful country and his many friends there. At the time of his passing, he was employed by the Sedona Chamber of Commerce.

He had a great sense of humor and liked practical jokes. Allen's love of travel led him to Russia, South America, and many other corners of the world. In his spare time he enjoyed cooking, camping, skiing and caring for his dogs.

Allen was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Hatton and Lena Hustead and Henry and Marie Meyer; and a brother in infancy.

He is survived by his life partner, Vincent Chris, of Sedona, AZ; sister and brother-in-law Judy and husband Ronnie Boyer of Arbela; aunt and uncle, Eugene and Norma Hustead of Branson; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Cremation was accorded and memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, September 3 at the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Rev. Leon Buford officiating. Visitation is at 10 a.m. prior to the service.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, the Northern Arizona Hospice or donor's choice and may be left at or mailed to Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main, Memphis, MO 63555.

Online messages of condolence may be sent to Mr. Hustead's family via

Arrangements are under the direction of Gerth Funeral Service from their Memphis chapel.



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