December 31st, 2023 - February 17th, 1970

Shelley Klarer Allred Obituary


Shelley Allred ended her difficult fight with cancer on December 31, 2023. She will be loved and missed by all her friends and family. In her last days, hours, and moments, Shelley was surrounded with love of her husband, Brian; sons, Benjamin and Samuel; and sisters; Kim and Andria.


Shelley was born in Manhattan, New York on Feb 17, 1970 to Elizabeth Anne Klarer and Hans Klarer. Since she lived in a small NYC apartment, Shelley spent a lot of time in her backyard: Central Park. As a child, Shelley loved collecting stamps and coins, practicing photography, spending time outside, riding on her bike or rollerblades, and playing tennis against the wall at a nearby school.


During junior high school, Shelley learned to play the trumpet. She played in orchestras and bands during junior high and high school. While in high school, Shelley played on the basketball and volleyball teams. She graduated from High School for the Humanities in the spring of 1988.


Later that year, Shelley moved to Provo, Utah to attend Brigham Young University (BYU). She took a break from college to work in midtown Manhattan managing payroll for an insurance firm. In the spring of 1991, she served an 18-month mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Idaho Pocatello Mission. After her mission, she went back to BYU, made many lifelong friends, and met her husband through mutual friends. Shelley and Brian Allred were sealed in the Seattle Washington Temple on October 7, 1995. While living in Seattle, Washington, Shelley gave birth to her two sons, Samuel and Benjamin. She treasured the opportunity she had to raise them. On December 31, 2009, Shelley’s family moved to Menifee, California, where they continue to live.


Shelley had a giving  heart and a wonderful sense of humor. Shelley had an entrepreneurial spirit and built several small businesses to help car dealers. She enjoyed cycling, mountain biking, and being outdoors. She volunteered in various Church callings. Shelley loved Jesus Christ and had a profound understanding of His gospel. She knew that because Jesus Christ overcame death, she would live again and be reunited with her loved ones.


Shelley was preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth Anne Smith Klarer and Hans Klarer. She is survived by her husband, Brian Allred; their sons, Samuel and Benjamin Allred; and her sisters; Andria Klarer and Kim Cantrell.

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Tonja Whitford
January 9, 2024 9:23 pm

I didn’t know Shelly that well and it had been a few years since I had seen her but she touched my life and I knew of her sweet spirit and good soul. I loved her quiet confidence in the faith she believed and knew to be true. She was a good example of humble service and dedication to the Lord and her family. I was so sorry to hear of her passing and my heart goes out to her husband and kids. She was one of the good ones and made a difference in the world.