Dewey Albert Allen

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Dewey A. Allen of Victor 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 56 th wedding anniversary. Two children were born of this union. Rycki (Jerry) Johnston and Travis (JoAnn) 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 great-grandsons - 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

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Published in The Gazette on Apr. 25, 2014