Glen "Salty" Everett Allen

glen allen

June 17, 1926 ~ December 26, 2019

Born in: Lamar, CO
Resided in: Walsenburg, CO

Glen Everett “Salty” Allen

Glen passed away December 26, 2019, with family by his side, at the Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center in Walsenburg, CO, where he had been a resident after suffering a stroke in September of 2016.

He was born to Alvy and Doris (Inman) Allen on June 17, 1926, in Lamar, CO. Glen was the youngest of three sons, brothers being Dale and Charles (Bud). His sister, Janice, was born years later. As a child he lived in Lamar, Springfield, Kim, Paonia and Canon City, Colorado.

During Glen’s early years (1930’s), he enjoyed searching the mesas and creek beds for arrowheads on his Grandfather’s ranch, the T-Heart, southeast of Kim, CO. Throughout his lifetime he developed a special interest in the history of Native Americans and early settlers of Colorado and the southwest.

After the Dust Bowl days brought destruction and devastation to the ranch, the family moved to Paonia, CO on the Western Slope. Glen spent many days riding his beloved Shetland pony, Buck. He rode Buck to the Delta County Fair and to school.

His family moved to Canon City when he was in junior high school. He attended Canon City High School where he played offensive guard on the football team, graduating in the class of 1944. He met the love of his life, Alice Brummer (class of 1945) while in High School.

Directly after graduation from high school, Glen enlisted in the US Navy. He went to boot camp at Farragut, Idaho. He served in the Pacific during World War II on the troop transport ship USS Granville (APA-171), until June 1946.

On Feb 23, 1947, he married his high school sweetheart, Alice, in Canon City, CO. Glen attended Pueblo Junior College one year, then went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Denver in 1949 and later an MBA from the University of Colorado in 1968.

Glen worked as an accountant for Husky Oil in Cody, WY and later with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell in Denver, CO where they began their family. They had three children, Bryan, Doug and Paula.  Glen became Business Manager at Pueblo Junior College in 1955, and was also an accounting instructor there. He continued his career here as the college became SCSC, then advancing to USC when the new campus was built, eventually becoming CSU-Pueblo. Glen returned to what became Pueblo Community College and retired in 1986 as Vice President of Finance after 30 years of service between the two Pueblo colleges.

Glen loved the Colorado mountains and spent much of his leisure time skiing, fishing, camping and hiking with his family there. He was also an avid tennis and racquetball player. He enjoyed many hours with his PC and reading books of history, etc. He made life long friends in high school and the Navy and enjoyed many reunions with his buddies.

After retirement Glen and Alice built a cabin near Almont, CO where they were host to many fun times and memories with family and friends. They also enjoyed camping in their small RV and visited many National Parks.

Glen had a great sense of humor. He always had a wonderful smile and genuine laugh. He was a loving husband, father, grandpa and friend. He was a generous, caring person who truly appreciated the people that surrounded him and will be sadly missed by many.

He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Alice (Brummer) Allen (Pueblo, CO); children, Bryan (Suzette) Allen, (Castle Rock, CO), Douglas Allen, (Pueblo, CO), Paula (Marlan) Fender, (Phoenix, AZ); grandchildren, Lisa (Roger) Duncan, (Creede, CO), John (Melissa) Allen, (Houston, TX), Kevin Allen, (Austin, TX), Amanda (Brandon) Dickerson, (Lake St. Louis, MO), Brett Allen, (Marietta, GA); great-grandchildren, Vincent, Isabella and Oliver Allen and Brooklyn and Karlee Dickerson; sister, Janice Parlett (Pueblo, CO); brother-in-law, Michael (Gabi) Brummer (Pueblo, CO); cousin, Wayne D. Inman (Palos Verdes Estates, CA); nephews, Terry (Geri) Parlett, (Canon City, CO) and Chadley C. Parlett (Pueblo, CO); and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; and brothers, Dale Allen and Charles Allen.

Special thanks to the staff at Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center for their loving care and Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Donations may be made to Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center, Attn: Beth Martin, 23500 U.S. Highway 160, Walsenburg, CO 81089 in memory of Glen E. Allen. A celebration of life may be held at a later date.

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  1. We already miss Grandpa Glen immensely. He had a huge influence on me, especially as a child. Warm and friendly, always so happy to see my brothers and I, or any acquaintance that he met around town. He shared his grandchildren’s curiosity about any number of subjects- the natural world, history, literature. He maintained a Naval work ethic and a commitment to physical fitness throughout his life, teaching us to ski and taking us on walks to the nearby exercise park. He also possessed a wonderful abundance of knowledge about Colorado and the surrounding southwestern states. How else could I have know whom Soapy Smith was before I ever moved to tiny, secluded Creede? Truly an exceptional man, he lived well and will live on within us.

  2. Glen was Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer when I was President of Pueblo Community College during the 1980s. He was a wonderful person, always smiling, and I have always had great respect for him. He did many things at PCC that will benefit the College, and Students for many years to come! Rest in peace my friend! Dr. Ron Meek, Henderson, Nevada Retired: Past President, Pueblo Community College, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Community College of Southern Nevada Henderson Campus

  3. Mr. Allen was instrumental in starting me on my career in public acctg, with his great instruction, guidance and sense of humor.

  4. I had Mr. Allen as an accounting instructor when I attended S.C.S.C. in 1965.
    He was a great instructor and had a good sense of humor. My prayers and
    thoughts go out to his family.

  5. Glen was the best father-in-law I could imagine – kind, honest, witty, and fun loving. We spent many enjoyable hours on the tennis court, shushing down the ski slopes, and visiting the Allen cabin in Almont. Glen will be greatly missed and remembered forever. RIP

  6. I worked for “Mr. Allen” from 1963 through 1966 as a keypunch operator in the data processing department on the Pueblo Junior College (now PCC) campus. I was working on my BA during this time, so he always scheduled my work hours around my class time. He was so very kind and patient, and I have always remembered him with great admiration. You were the best, Mr. Allen!

  7. I enjoyed the friendship and help that Glen provided while working with him for many years at the colleges. He always had a smile on his face and was a pleasure to be around. RIP, Glen.

  8. What I will always remember about Grandpa Glen was that he always had a smile on his face, he was always smiling… except sometimes when I put sports on and he didn’t like one of the teams. But we still joked, his laugh was contagious and he could sit and talk about anything. He’s someone I looked up to and I hope I can become half the man that he was. Love you “Salty”… hope you found peace

  9. Edward W. Bohac. I worked with Glen at SCSC from 1964 until 1973. He was a great help to me as he provided
    much welcomed assistance in helping me clean up the financial records and systems for the college. He was a great friend and will be missed by many.

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