OBITUARY

Ron Allen

July 9, 1935May 1, 2021

Ronald Morris Allen passed away on May 1, 2021 in Lusk, Wyoming surrounded by loving family.

Ron was born on July 9, 1935 in a farm house in Phillips County, Kansas to Morris and Laura (Hull) Allen. When Ron was 4-6 months old his family moved to the Rinn area which is just east of Longmont, due to the dust bowl in Kansas. Ron grew up on the family farm off of I-25 and highway 52 spending time farming alongside his Dad and Mom.

Ron attended school in Erie, Colorado where he also participated in Football and Basketball. After finishing school Ron continued to farm with his parents and also worked at Denver Pack in Denver, CO.

Ron met the love of his life one afternoon while playing horseshoes with his buddy. After a blind date, and two years of courtship, Ron and Beth (Snyder) were married on September 19, 1954 in Niwot, Colorado. They worked side by side farming during the day while Ron worked night shift at the sugar factory in Longmont, all while raising their family and creating memories for over 66 years.

In 1970 Ron and Beth retired from farming and they took employment with the St. Vrain Valley school district where Ron quickly advanced to the position of Custodial Supervisor over the entire district. Ron and Beth decided to retire early from their positions in 1992 after 21 years, as they wanted to travel and spend time with their children and their families. Ron and Beth spent the next several years in their motor home traveling, camping and fishing.

His devotion to his wife and family are a true testament to the man he was. His guidance and ability to be a role model earned him the respect of not only his family but of friends and acquaintances.

Ron had several hobbies the most fun being dancing with his loving wife. They took country dance lessons and joined the Moose Club where they danced the night away. Other hobbies included cooking, garage sales, meeting new people and guiding hunters at the ranch in Wyoming.

Ron was preceded in death by his father Morris, mother Laura, and Sister Peggy.

Ron is survived by his loving wife Beth Allen of Lusk, Wyoming: children Ronda Pfister of Lusk, Wyoming; Steven Allen and wife Becky of Phoenix, Arizona, Michael Allen of Bozeman Montana; Rebecca and Allen Nuss of Firestone, CO; grandchildren Cally Lund, Lacey and Kaitlyn Pfister, Seth and Madison Allen, Joshua and Brianna Nuss; great grandson Jackson Lund.

Services will be held May 7, 2021 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel in Longmont, Colorado at 1:00 p.m.

The family suggests memorials go to Niobrara County Hospital or donor’s choice.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 7, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, May 7, 2021

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  • Graveside Service

    Friday, May 7, 2021

  • Reception

    Friday, May 7, 2021

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Marcia Poll

May 8, 2021

Some of you know me and some do not. I had wonderful neighbors - Edie and Duane Boone for over 25 years. That is how I met Ronnie and Beth. I was always made to feel like one of the family from all of them. I felt very blessed to know them and many of you.
Ronnie always had tips for the garage sales we would hold. He would smile and say, "Everything is at least worth a quarter!" I will never forget that.
My husband, Norm and I have missed Ron and Beth since they moved to Wyoming. We were saddened to hear of his passing.
Ron was an amazing role model for everyone who came in contact with him. His devotion to Beth was beyond admirable.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you through this difficult time.

Haley Casselman

May 7, 2021

Uncle Ronnie was a force of joy and laughter. We would always make sure to get a visit in with Uncle Ronnie and Aunt Bethie when in Longmont for a visit. He would get to joking and laughing within minutes and when he laughed, you couldn’t help but be happy too. He always had something yummy and freshly baked for us and after we ate, he and I would always venture to the basement to talk marbles. Uncle Ronnie got me started on my marble collection and taught me about all the different types of marbles. Who knew something so small could be so interesting and fun? He had a way of bringing joy to people by showing them the value and beauty in all things big, small, broken, or new and I will always remember that about him.

Edie Boone

May 7, 2021

Just watched the beautiful service with my family in Florida and wanted you all to know how much I loved our dear Ron. We shared so many adventures throughout the years and lots of good times. I will miss his laughter and our special phone calls. He always kept me updated about my sister, Bethie and their family. I rest in the belief that he is in the presence of our Heavenly Father and that I will see him one day soon.

Lisa Britt & Jim McDowell

May 7, 2021

We were so sad to hear of Ronnie's passing. Ronnie was my dad's (Jim McDowell) uncle, and he has shared with me many stories of the amusing antics of Uncle Ronnie and Uncle Eldon. Since they were two of Dad's youngest uncles, he especially looked up to and loved being around them. My memories of Uncle Ronnie are from visits to Colorado and the Snyder Family Picnics of my childhood. It seemed that Ronnie was always smiling and laughing, whether he was telling a joke, sharing a funny anecdote, or dishing out some light-hearted, affectionate teasing. And, of course, the joy Ronnie exuded was contagious, so that everyone around him was smiling and laughing as well.

Dad and I will be watching today's livestream of Ronnie's memorial. Our love goes out to Aunt Bethie as well as Ronda, Steve, Mike, and Becky and their families.

Paul & Jeanette Masterson

May 5, 2021

Ron and Beth were an important part of the Chapel service at Rocky Mountain Christian Church. We enjoyed seeing them at service and other church events, and loved to hear their stories of earlier life in the Niwot area.
Ron was so dedicated to Beth and took such good care of her.
Paul would go to their home and play cribbage with Ron.
We loved you in life, Ron, and look forwarded to eternal life with you and the Lord in heaven.
Our prayers are with Beth and all the family in this time of loss.

Laura Sullivan

May 4, 2021

I went to Niwot Elementary school and remember Mr. Allen and seeing him daily. I also remember him letting me help clean the erasers. He was always very friendly and had a smile on his face. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Laura

Melanie Miller-Frantz

May 3, 2021

I am so sadden to hear of Mr. Allen's passing. We grew up across the cul-de-sac in Niwot from the Allen's. There were many late night card games between my parents, Ronnie and Beth. And just good ol' times between our families. I thought the world of Mr. Allen as he teased me unmercifully, and I loved every minute of it. It became 2nd generation when Ronnie and Beth moved two doors down from my parents when they both moved into Longmont. My daughter Kayla and Cally would pal around and go catch crawdads in a nearby ditch. Rest in heavenly peace Mr. Allen. Get the cards ready... Mom is already there, the two of you can practice till the others are called home. Love ya!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY