Dewey Allen (1936 - 2014)

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Dewey Albert Allen
passed away, April 23, 2014
in Victor, Colorado. Dewey
was born in Cripple Creek
on December 12, 1936 to
Harry and Lucille (Lindsey)
Allen. Mr. Allen represented
the 5th generation of his
family born in the Cripple
Creek District. His father,
grandfather, and great
grandfather were born in
the historic community of
Anaconda, Colorado and
had attended schools there.
Dewey graduated from
Cripple Creek High School.
In January 1958 he married
Patricia (Tish) Baker
in Raton, New Mexico.
They had celebrated their
56th wedding anniversary.
Two children were
born of this union. Rycki
(Jerry) Johnston and Travis
(JoAnne) Allen. Dewey took
great pride in his family.
He is survived by his wife,
children, three Grandsons:
Erin Allen (Katie) of Victor,
Jake Allen of Divide, CO,
Chad (Dawn) Johnston of
Monument and one Granddaughter,
Sammy Jo (Stephen)
Bunton of Greeley.
Five great-grand daughters
- Lilly, Sylvia, Lana, Fiona
and Sarah and three greatgrandsons
- Dewey, Cyrus
and Zayne. One sister,
Barbara Jo Cook; three
nieces and three nephews,
also survive him. And a
special friend "Peanut" .
His parents, and brother,
Harry, and one great granddaughter
predeceased him.
He was proud to have been
named after an uncle who
was raised in Anaconda
(Dewey Ronning) and have
a great grandson named
after him (Little Dewey
Glen Allen).
During his high school
years Dewey worked for
Bud Sanders at the Blue
Front Grocery in Cripple
Creek. He always joked
about keeping his car running
when in high school
by collecting Cripple Creek
turquoise from, the streets
and selling pound coffee
cans of it. He began working
in the mines as an underground
driller and hoist
man in the Gold King as
well as a driller 3100 feet below
ground level at the Ajax
mine. While Golden Cycle
was closing down he ran
the hoist topside. When the
mining in the Cripple Creek
District closed in 1962,
Dewey began working with
the Athletic Department at
the U. S. Air Force Academy.
He traveled with the Falcon
Football Team for Coach
Ben Martin for 7 years after
which he began working in
the Cadet Gym and Field
House athletic departments
as an equipment repair
manager. He loved his
work and had many friends
with the coaches and
cadets. He retired from the
AFA athletic department
following 35 years service.
At his retirement dinner at
the Falcon Stadium, he was
lauded for putting over 1.5
million miles on his travels
to work and his dedication
to his family.
Dewey was a member and
Past Master of the Victor
Masonic Lodge No. 99 and
a 32-degree member of the
Scottish Rite. He served
several terms on the Victor
City Council, was a Past
Patron of Victoria Chapter
No. 28 OES and Snowflake
Chapter. He served over a
dozen terms as Worthy Patron
and served the Grand
Chapter as a Columbine
official escort. He was also
a past member of the Gold
Camp Fishing Club and the
Lutheran Church in Victor
where the Community
Center now stands.
A memorial service will
be held at Victor Baptist
Church at 2:00pm Saturday,
April 26, 2014. In Lieu of
flowers, the family asks that
donations be made to Victor
Volunteer Fire Department
PO Box 86 Victor, CO
80860; Shelhamer Scholarship
Fund, 1003 Tamarac
Parkway, Woodland Park,
CO 80863
For online condolences,
please visit, evergreenfuneralhome.
org. Arrangements
were made through
Evergreen Funeral Home in
Colorado Springs, CO.
Funeral Home
Evergreen Funeral Home
1830 East Fountain Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
(719) 475-8303
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Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from June 4 to July 3, 2014