Dr. Allez M. Ashmead

I wish to express my appreciation and gratitude to all of you who have expressed your sympathy on the death of my mother. For those of you who did not have the opportunity to meet her, I have enclosed a copy of her obituary.

Many of you know that I was my mother’s care giver for the past ten and a half years. I thank you for your understanding of the constraints on my time. Many times our conversations were brief or delayed due to seeing to her needs. Thank you for your understanding and willingness to work with my schedule.

As the first woman to receive a PhD degree in her field of speech pathology, orofacial myology, and audiology, Mother used the technology my father and brother developed called hair analysis, to predetermine potential speech and hearing problems in new born babies and young children. Her work was a world first and offered intervention and correction help to young children before they entered school. She also created the original program in public schools for therapists to screen students for speech and hearing problems and then developed the corrective programs for therapists to use. This program was implemented through out the United States and was another world first for her. She was also instrumental in developing programs for Head Start, Russia, New Zealand, and in Australia. In England, Queen Elizabeth told my mother that she couldn’t possibly be from across ‘the Pond” because she spoke “the Queens English”. Mother assured her that not only was she from “the Pond” but that she lived in the “Wild West” in Utah. Mom had a great sense of humor.

My mother financially supported our family while my father began Albion Laboratories and later discovered how to create amino acid chelated minerals that duplicate the bodies natural chelation process. Without her belief in my father and his work, Life Zone would not exist as we know it today.

I owe a lot to the dedication of both of my parents for improving the quality of life and being a positive influence for so many people around the world in their prospective fields of work and education.
Again, please accept my appreciation for each of you and for your kind support at a time that has been difficult for me.

Dr. Janeel A. Henderson


Allez Morrill Ashmead, 93 died in her home at Kaysville, Utah, Oct. 21, 2010.

She was born Dec. 18, 1916 in Provo, Utah, a daughter of Laban Rupert and Zella May (Miller) Morrill. She was raised in Kimberly, Idaho. She graduated Valedictorian from Kimberly High School 1934. She was also Valedictorian when she received her BS degree in 1938, MS degree in 1952 and PhD degree in 1970.

She married Harvey Harold Ashmead September 24, 1940. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.

She worked as an educator in Utah and Idaho. She also created and directed the speech and hearing programs for the Davis County and Box Elder School Districts. She was a professor at U of U and BYU.
She had a private practice specializing in speech pathology and orofacial myology. She authored numerous professional publications.

Allez served in numerous capacities in Church, Community and Professional organizations. She was frequently recognized for her outstanding service. Her biography has appeared in several Who’s Who publications, Two Thousand Notable Women, Five Hundred Leaders of Influence and Woman of the Year.

She believed in love, service, excellence, and action with the highest ethics possible. She met every challenge with courage and determination.
Allez was a world traveler. Traveling to new places was always an exciting adventure for her.

She is survived by her son, H. DeWayne (Jill) Ashmead, Fruit Heights; three daughters, Sheryl May (John Paul) Harames, Hooper; Z. Janeel (David) Henderson, Fruit Heights; and Emma (Jerry) Broadfoot, Rigby, Idaho; 15 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren: two sisters-in-law, Ellen Morrill and Rebecca Morrill.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Laren, C.R., Garth, her sister Emma, and beloved husband, Harvey.