Selected Families and Individuals


Richard Samuel "Dick" MC ALLISTER

1.  Eleanor reports that when Richard S. McAllister was two years old his family moved to Kanab, Utah.  He married 19 Nov 1895 Harriet Luetta "Toot" Brown in the St. George Temple.  They had two children, Elma and Beulah.  "Toot"  died and Dick's mother cared for his children while he filled an LDS mission to Arkansas.  On 10 Jun 1900, he married Ida Young in the Salt Lake Temple.

    "Dick" was active throughout his entire life in the LDS Church and for eight years was a member of the Kanab Stake High Council.  He was Bishop of the Kanab Ward for seven years, during which time he supervised and managed the building of the Kanab Ward chapel, later known as the Kanab North Ward chapel.

    In 1932 Dick and Ida were called as missionaris to the St. George Temple and served for ten years.

    Dick was an actor and entertainer in the days when home theaters served as entertainment.  He usually took comedian parts and many of his humorous interpretations are quoted today.  He made his living by farming and cattle raising, and working seasonal jobs.  In his youth he loved to break horses.  He could tame a little pony from the wild bands of Arizona, or gentle a highly bred percheron and teach it to work in a team for the Sunday surry.

    At different times he served as a member of the Town Coucil, Water Master, a member of the governing water board and as town marshal.

    "Dick" and Ida made their home in St. George, Utah from 1932 to 1949.  Failing health caused them to retire and they returned to Kanab, where both died and are buried.


1.  Luetta died in a traffic accident

Richard Bernell MC ALLISTER "Sr"

1.  Occupation:  S.C.S.

2.  Education:  Dixie College & Utah State University.

3.  Through his high school and college years he was active in music and drama societies.  

4.  He served as second counselor in a bishopric at Price, Utah.

5.  He specialized in scout work and was honored with the Silver Beaver Award in 1962 at the Mormon Tabernacle.  The following quotation is from the Silver Beaver Award program:  During the past 25 years Bernell has served as scoutmaster in Kanab, St. George, Cedar City, Price, and Salt Lake City, thus bespeaking his deovotion to Scouting and what he has found it can do for boys.  An humble advocate of the simple but basic value of life this homespun outdoorsman has gone about doing good among boys whereever he has lived.

Clifford K. HEATON

1.  Occupation:  Builder & Contractor


1.  Occupation:  Teacher of first grade at Kanab, Utah

Steve Martyn HEATON

1.  Steve was a letterman in athletics in Kanab High School.

2.  In his senior year he was voted favorite senior boy.

3.  He interrupted his studies at the College of Southern Utah to fill a mission for the LDS Church to the Southern States.

Keralee HEATON

1.  Reported that Keralee was a popular, beautiful, enthusiastic student at Kanab High School.

2.  She was housekeeper and home manager while her mother taught school.

Randall Brent HEATON

1.  Randall was an "A" student.

2.  He won the first TV set to come into Kanab, Utah for counting beans in a bottle when he was six years old.


1.  Occupation:  Carpenter & Builder

2.  John had an outstanding bass voice.