Obituary | Allan Reed Connell

Allen Reed Connell

Allen Reed Connell

Allan Reed Connell, 62, passed away on Feb. 24, 2023 at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born in Cottonwood, Arizona on Nov. 1, 1960 to Clyde and Vivian Connell at a sizable weight lbs -15 pounds and .75 ounces. He continued to live larger than life adventures and was always young at heart, a trait he shared with his multitude of nieces and nephews.

As an Arizona native, he enjoyed four-wheeling in the mountains of the area, volunteering his cookout skills for local events and fundraisers, and overseeing his older friends’ cares and needs. Photography of his road travels was also a passion.

Allan enjoyed wheeling and dealing, including flea markets, swap meets and garage sales, with his long-time significant other, Bonnie Sue Ridl. Allan always had an easier way to complete a task and was more than willing to share that information with friends and family. He prided himself with the only problem he had, which was not having any problems.

His career consisted of utilizing his CDL for mobile home moving up to traveling cross-country for Hoosier Air of Columbus, Indiana, allowing him to own homes in Taylorsville, Indiana and in Kingman, Arizona. In his younger years he worked construction, for utility companies and mowing pipelines.

Allan Connell was preceded in death by his father, Clyde Oscar Connell; mother Mary Vivian Arnold; favorite uncle George Arnold; sisters Robin and Lynn Connell, and nieces Denny and Jacey Sargent.

He is survived by a brother, Clyde Oscar Connell II and Clyde’s children Levi and Ashton Connell, all of South Dakota; and also Robin’s children; Cindy, Frankie, Michelle, Morgan, Rackie, and Dori, most of Kingman Arizona.

He is also survived by Lynn’s children, Kendra Faulstich-Taylor, Latham Taylor, Jeremiah Sargent and Joe, Jon and Stacey Sargent, the next generation of nieces and nephews with their adventures to add to the stories -- BriAnna, Austin, Colton and Dalton Thornton, Dylan and Nikki Taylor, Joey Lemonis, and Justice Childers.

He may have no children of his own, but he provided a lot of love to his nieces and nephews to carry them the rest of their days until they meet him again. “That’s it.”

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