SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 5, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Allyson Gamble, executive director of the Utah State Capitol, has died, a tweet from Gov.-elect Spencer Cox announced.
“Last night we lost one of Utah’s best,” his tweet says. “Our dear Allyson Gamble passed from a stroke.
“As Exec Dir of the Utah State Capitol, she will forever be part of this magnificent building. She was brave and fierce and kind. Our hearts are broken and we will miss her.”
Cox’s words were echoed by Gov. Gary Herbert who released his own statement about Gamble’s passing late Saturday morning.
This is a sad day for Utah, and all those who knew and loved Allyson. She was beloved by everyone! Our state Capitol is a magnificent building made all the more beautiful and welcoming to the public because of her dedication and professionalism in managing this tremendous asset. She had a special love for the people’s house – and everyone who worked in it. She was enthusiastic, warmhearted, and kind, and the Capitol building will be a little less bright in her absence. Jeanette and I extend our condolences to her family at this difficult and tender time and ask for God’s blessings to buoy them up!
Gamble had faced a series of health challenges during the last several years, undergoing two heart transplants, the first in 2007, and the second, in 2011. In August 2020 she announced on social media that she was seeking a kidney donor.