Thomas L. Allen III December 18, 1959 – October 11, 2010 Thomas Allen III passed away at his Grand Junction home on October 11, 2010. Thomas was born December 18, 1959 in Fruita, Colorado from the union of Thomas Allen Jr. and Margaret Aspinwall. He attended local schools and attained his GED. Thomas was a very loving person, always happy and considerate. He took great pride in his moral character, due to the illness he had struggled with for many years. Sometimes he came across gruff and stern however, those that knew him always knew it was just words and that he was truly a teddy bear. Thomas had a great love of history and religion. Even as a child he would read on the subjects. He also had a fondness for the great outdoors. He was a true outdoorsman who enjoyed the Grand Mesa and fishing in the many lakes it provided. His mother remembers the wonderful meals that Thomas would make for her, never using a cookbook - just his intuition on which ingredients would go best together. Thomas leaves behind his father, Thomas Allen Jr. (Stephanie Venema) of Moretown, Vermont; mother, Margaret (Butch) Wolverton of Grand Junction, Colorado; brothers, Harold (Shirley Estrada) of McPherson, Kansas and Daniel of Grand Junction; four nieces and one nephew. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010, 11:00 a.m. at the Orchard Mesa Cemetery where he will be laid to rest with his paternal grandparents. A luncheon will follow where you may share your memories with the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Martin Mortuary. Please leave you condolences for the family at www.Martinmortuary.com In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Thomas' name to Colorado West Regional Mental Health, 515 28 3/4 Road Building A, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501. The funds received will be used to assist uninsured people who are seeking mental health treatment to secure the help they need to protect themselves and others.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel on Oct. 15, 2010