Ronald Morris Allen
Ronald Morris Allen passed away on May 1, 2021 in Lusk surrounded by loving family.
Ron was born on July 9, 1935 in a farmhouse in Phillips County,
Kan. 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, Colo. 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, Colo.
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 Sept. 19, 1954 in
Niwot, Colo. 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 Saint 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
Services will be held May 7, 2021 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel in Longmont, Colo. at 1 p.m.
The family suggests memorials go to Niobrara County Hospital or donor’s choice.