James David Allman, 47, passed away in his sleep as the result of a pulmonary embolism on March 25, 2015. Jim was born in Torrance, California. He did most of his growing up in West Bountiful, Utah, and usually had a basketball in his hand. Jim was an Eagle Scout who graduated from Viewmont High School in 1985, where he was involved in theater and was a member of the Madrigals choral group.
Jim served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Boston, Massachusetts, from 1986 to 1988. Jim had an adventurous spirit and a great love for the outdoors, especially the mountains. He loved camping, hiking, fishing, skiing, and mountain biking.
Jim was a member of the Screen Actors Guild and is best known for his role as Elder Smithson in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints film, Labor of Love. Other appearances of Jim’s include Testaments: “Of One Fold” and “One Shepherd,” the “Alma 26“ LDS seminary video, VH1’s Warning: “Parental Advisory,” and “Ski Patrol.”
Jim is survived and lovingly remembered by his parents: Cathy Berglund and Sam (Jessie) Allman; his sisters, Kim (Odean) Bowler, Tiffany (Mike) Hardy, Mindy Terry, Tami (Jeff) Harris, and Elysee Allman; his brothers: Jason Olsen (Tim Thorpe), Shauin (Rachel) Olsen, and Mckay Allman; and his 17 nieces and nephews as well as a soon-to-be great nephew who will be joining the family at the end of May.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Christina Allman; his niece, Samantha Bowler; his step- father, Scott Berglund; and his grandmother, Polly Beatty.
Jim was laid to rest on April 6, 2015, in Gunlock, Utah, in a private service attend by his immediate family.
- A memorial service will be held to honor Jim’s life on May 9, at 11 a.m. at LDS chapel, 2301 East Bengal Boulevard, Cottonwood Heights.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. For condolences, full obituary, and funeral listings please visit the Metcalf Mortuary website.