Carol Ann Allen: 1942-2012
Carol Ann Allen of Craig, CO passed away at Doak Walker Care Center January 22nd 2012 from a courageous battle with breast cancer .She was 69 years old.
Carol was born on March 16th, 1942 in Kremmling, Co to Earl and Neava Johnson in the back of their home and business, The BlueBird Cafe. Carol was the youngest of three children. She was the apple of her parent’s eye, yet they were quick to learn that she had her own agenda. Pink frill and tea party were her mother’s dream, of which was vetoed for a more popular agenda of chaps, hat and her six shooters, baseball and fishing. She attended West Grand School District, graduating in 1960. During her senior year, she met and married Earnest Allen of McCoy, CO. Not long after, she welcomed Leni Lorraine Allen to the family. A second child was later to join, Daniel Earnest Allen. Carol was always outdoorsy , loving what the next bend in the road had to offer. She enjoyed her grandchildren, all of which knew “Grandmas Rules”, yard, photography, football, and a variety of art work, but mostly painting. She met and enjoyed many friends through her painting classes and art work exhibits. Carol was an amazing woman, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great- grandmother, and most of all, a true friend to those who knew her. Carol woke up every morning with a glimmer in her eye and the smile on her face saying, “What does God have for me today?”
Carol is preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Dana Uncapher of Kremmling, CO. She is survived by her brother Edwin Johnson of Grand Junction, CO, her husband, her daughter, Leni Allen of Craig, CO, her son Dan Allen (Susann) of Phippsburg, CO, her grandchildren, Tara (Ky)Cox of Phippsburg, CO, Brandon Allen of Steamboat Springs, CO, Austin and Autumn Eaby of Loveland, CO, and her great- grand daughter Alyvia Cox.
She leaves this for us “I Mortality” Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on the snow, I am the sunlight on reopened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awake in the mornings, hush. I am the swift up flying rush of quiet birds in circling flight I am the soft star shine at night Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there – I did not die. . . . . by Mary Frye
Services will be held at the Yampa Bible Church in Yampa at 11:00 am, graveside service at the Yampa Cemetery, with luncheon to follow after at the Yampa Ladies Aid Hall. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Shaw Cancer Center/Jacks Place Edwards CO.
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