In Memory

Allen Howard Lundgren

Allen Howard Lundgren   3/14/1953 - 9/04/2014

Allen Howard Lundgren left us September 4th when his big, strong body was wasted by cancer. For the rest of our lives, we'll be wishing he was here.

Born on March 14, 1953 in Salt Lake City to Allen Henry and Ruth Horne Lundgren, he married his best friend/soul mate/true love, Andrea Alcabes, on August 25, 1984. Together, they are the very proud and adoring parents of Emily Ruth Lundgren and Liza Anne Lundgren.

Howard worked hard all his life, both personally and professionally, to make other people's lives better. He began his career as a lawyer as a Reginald Heber Smith Community Law Fellow at Utah Legal Services and finished it as a shareholder at Durham, Jones and Pinegar. Along the way, he made wonderful friends.
Howie woke up early and whistled as he started his day. His body, mind, voice, memory (esp. for telephone numbers and rock lyrics) and heart were strong. He loved good music, good food and good friends. He cried when he watched the Last Waltz. He loved the Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton,…Springdale, Akumal, Paris, Istanbul, Jazz Fest in New Orleans, river trips, the Second Ave. Deli, his car, cooking the newest NYT Magazine recipes, Paul Prudomme's chicken curry, over indulging, telling stories, attention, and making us laugh. Most of all, he loved us dearly as we do him. We are devastated as we contemplate going forward without him but we are relieved that his pain has ended.

He is survived by Andrea, Emily, Liza, his mom, Ruth Lundgren, his siblings, Virginia Bywater (Doug) and Mark Lundgren (Nancy), his in laws, Anita and Sylvan Alcabes, Nancy Alcabes (Frank Bernard), nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, a host of friends and his yellow lab, Henry Allen. He was preceded in death by his father, Allen Henry Lundgren and too many dear friends.

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Degrees Earned:

  • University of Utah – B.S. (1974)
  • Gonzaga University – J.D. (1979)

Joined Durham Jones & Pinegar in April 2007 and chaired the firm’s Family Law Section.  His practice concentrated on family law, divorce, custody, and related matters for more than 25 years.  He also represented individuals in criminal matters in courts of the State of Utah.

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Utah Business magazine’s “Legal Elite” and Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • Board of Trustees, Utah Legal Services, Inc. (2002-present)
  • Member, Executive Committee, Utah State Bar Family Law Section (2000-2005)
  • ACLU of Utah Adam M. Duncan Award (1998)
  • Board of Trustees, Listeners Community Radio of Utah (KRCL 90.9 FM) (1984-2002); Chair (1990-1993); Counsel to the Board and Member of the Executive Committee (1995-2002)
  • Reginald Heber Smith Community Law Fellowship (1979-1981)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers


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09/09/14 10:03 AM #1    

Susan Metz (Metz)

Hard to believe he was the kid that wanted to beat me up after school in sixth grade at Bonneville Elementary.

My dad would have to come and pick me up after school.

My deepest condolensces to his family and friends.  Looks like he turned out to be a swell guy.

Susan Metz


09/10/14 10:03 PM #2    

Doris Winkler (Scholte)

I din't have contact with Howard at East High, although I do know who he was.  I am saddened for his passing, and for what he and his family have gone through.  The tribute paid to him in this article says it all.  A great person with accomplishment in life.

09/11/14 10:38 PM #3    

Dana Nichols (Hock)

I spent many hours talking to my good friend Howard all through High School.  He was an honest and trust worthy friend of mine, who always showed integrity in life.  I send my sincere condolence to his family and will always think of Howard with fond memories.  May his memory be eternal.

Dana Nichols Hock

09/12/14 11:46 AM #4    

Patrice Ellison (Jensen)

I met Howard when I was 3 years old. He was someone that I could always talk to and who would always listen. Although I haven't seen him since I moved to California after college, I always thought of him when I visited Salt Lake and saw his house and Laird Park. I wish his family well and regret that he is gone. 
Pat Ellison Jensen

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