Western Slope Obituaries 2-25-13 | TheFencePost.com

Western Slope Obituaries 2-25-13

Rosswell "Dean" Allen

Marguerite Eva Anderson

Marguerite Eva Anderson, 88, passed away February 11, 2013, surrounded by her family in her home on the Trout Creek Ranch outside of Oak Creek, Colo.

She was born August 1, 1924 at the home of a midwife in Yampa, Colo. She was the third child of Lawrence “Doc” and Eva Evans Marshall and the granddaughter of South Routt homesteaders, Logan and Pearl Marshall and Billy and Mariam Evans.

Marguerite’s parents were cattle ranchers and ran the 21 Ranch near Burns, Colo., until her parents purchased the Gibbs Ranch three miles south of Yampa, Colo., now known as the Finger Rock Ranch. In 1928 the family was in the process of moving into the newly remodeled ranch home when Eva suddenly passed away, leaving Marguerite at age three to be raised by her dad, along with her three siblings all under the age of five.

Marguerite, riding on horseback, attended school in Yampa, Colo., through her high school years.

She met Glenn L. Glaze, a ranch hand from Egeria Park. They were married September 28, 1942 in Rawlings, Wyo. They spent their honeymoon on a hunting trip in the Flat Tops with family. To this union three children were born: Leonard, Linda and Douglas. In the 1950’s Marguerite was baptized.

They continued cattle ranching near Yampa, Colo., and then Glenn went to work for Frank Strutzel Sawmill and Timber Camps. In 1952 Glenn and Marguerite moved the family to Steamboat Springs, Colo. They both started working for the school district, he was a custodian and she was a cook in the school cafeteria, where her position was making all the dough and breads. To further her baking skills, she attended CSU. She also worked for JC Penny’s in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Due to Glenn’s failing health, he retired and they moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1967. Glenn passed away in 1970. She continued working for JC Penny’s in Colorado Springs, Colo., until her retirement.

She met Paul B. Anderson of Colorado Springs, Colo., and they were married December 15, 1972. They resided in San Diego, Calif., for three years, returning to Colorado in 1975 to make their home in Westminster, Colo. Paul passed away August 15, 1997.

In 2003 she moved back to Yampa Valley to be near her family—daughter Linda and son-in- law Dusty Long.

With her love of homemaking she lived a full life to see many changes, from learning to cook and can on a wood burning stove to the modern ranges of today, also from sewing on a treadle sewing machine to the computerized machine of today.

Marguerite was a member of the Yampa Ladies Aid, Toponas Home Demonstration Club and the Ladies Auxiliary for 32 years.

She enjoyed fishing, gardening, quilting, needlework and canning. She entered and won many Grand Champion ribbons for various entries in the Routt County Fair. Five generations were represented at the fair in 2012. Her greatest love of all was her family and the family gatherings. Marguerite’s heart and home were always open—she knew no strangers.

She is survived by daughter Linda (Dusty) Long of Oak Creek, Colo.; grandchildren David (Kami) Long of Oak Creek, Colo., Barbara Glaze of California, Richard Kulhman of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jason (Sue) Glaze of Eaton, Colo., Douglas (Stacy) of Ault, Colo., Glenn D. Glaze of Wellington, Colo., Julieanne Glaze of Sonoma, Calif.; daughter-in-law Sharon Glaze of Wellington, Colo., Jean Glaze of Santa Fe, Texas; brother Virgil “Bummy” (Clarice) Marshall of Clifton, Colo.; sister-in-law Lovevilla Lekey of Cimarron Kan.; granddaughter-in-law Teresa Long of Oak Creek, Colo.; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and special extended family Susi (Terry) and Kip Crowner; great-grandchildren Courtney Long, Glenda (Long) Luark, Joseph Long, Anna Long and her great-great-grandchildren Makinly Long and Payton Luark, gave her their time and special care.

She was preceded in death by her parents Lawrence “Doc” and Eva, her step-mother Lucy Marshall, husbands Glenn L. Glaze and Paul B. Anderson, brother Lawrence “Bill” Marshall, sister Marian Sage, sons Leonard L. Glaze & Douglas L. Glaze, grandchildren Jennifer Eileen Glaze, Julie Shannon Glaze, Donald LeRoy Long and niece Patricia Sage.

Memorial services were held February 15, 2013 at the Yampa Bible Church in Yampa, Colo.

Interment followed in the Yampa Cemetery. ❖

Archie “Willard” Robbins

Archie “Willard” Robbins, 84, passed away February 5, 2013 in Grand Junction, Colo.

Willard worked for the DRG&W Railroad and as a Maintenance Supervisor for the Colorado Army National Guard. He served with the 1-157th Infantry Regiment during WWII and after the war with the 1-157th Artillery Bn. Willard retired from the National Guard in 1987, after more than 40 years of service, retiring as a CW4.

Willard lived and farmed most of his life in the Grand Junction, Colo., and Fruita, Colo., area. He was a frequent visitor to the local farm auctions and was a member of the Moose Lodge.

Willard enjoyed raising animals, fishing, farming, and taking care of his friends and family. He was always willing to lend assistance to friends and family in need.

He is survived by his sister, Dorthy Jean Robbins, and his son, Steve Robbins, both of Grand Junction, Colo.; grandchildren, Kimberley Brady, Brian Brady, Tyler Robbins, and Pusanisa Robbins.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce Sexton (Robbins), his parents, Margaret and Archie W. Robbins, his children, Donna Brady (Robbins), Tommy Robbins, and Walter Robbins.

Memorial services were held February 16, 2013 at the Callahan-Edfast Chapel.

Graveside services followed at Crown Point Veteran’s Cemetery. ❖

Roswell Allen

Roswell “Dean” Allen, 93, lifetime Delta County, Colo., resident, passed away February 13, 2013, at Horizon’s Care Center in Eckert, Colo.

He was born to Ross and Beulah (Baker) Allen on May 16, 1919, in Hotchkiss, Colo. He spent his childhood and attended public schools in Hotchkiss, Colo.

On March 3, 1940, Dean and the love of his life, Carrie Ann Patterson, eloped to Moab, Utah, where they married. Dean and Carrie grew up on ranches only one half mile from each other. To this union, a daughter and son were born. The Allen’s resided in Hotchkiss, Colo., for many years before retiring to Eckert in 2003. Dean and Carrie would have celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary this year. Carrie survives.

Dean, a retired sheep rancher, enjoyed spending time outdoors, going on hunting trips and spending time on his ranch. Although Dean spent most of his life in ranching, from time to time he and his two brothers, Paul and Gifford would venture into other enterprises. At one time they owned Blue Ribbon Coal Company near Bowie, Colo. They also banded together and formed Allen Tool Company to market a useful tool that Dean had invented. During the uranium era the three brothers pursued ventures in Utah. Dean will be deeply missed by his immediate family and the family he grew to love at Horizon’s Care Center.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Carrie Ann Allen of Eckert, Colo.; one daughter, Helen Beavers of Eckert, Colo.; and one brother, Paul Allen and his wife Erma Jean of Hotchkiss, Colo.; nieces, nephews and many close friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Gifford Allen; a son, Daniel Dean “Danny” Allen; a son-in-law, Art Beavers; and his parents, Ross and Beulah Allen.

Memorial services honoring Dean’s life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in Deans memory to Horizons Care Center Activities Fund, 11411 HWY 65, Eckert, Colo., 81418.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at TaylorFuneralService.com. ❖


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