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2000 47th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80634
Phone: 970-353-1212
Fax: 970-353-4881
Charles Allen

Charles R. Allen

Friday, May 14th, 1954 - Friday, May 3rd, 2019
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Charles Russell Allen, 64, of Greeley passed away May 3, 2019. He was born in Pueblo to Wallace and Naomi (Haswell) Allen on May 14, 1954. In 1963, the family moved to Denver.

Charles attended Montana State (MSUB) to study medicine and worked as an EMT. He later graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. He received his Master’s degree in School Administration from Colorado State University.

On July 14, 1984, he married Charlotte Bennett. In their 14 years of marriage, he became a father to daughter, Amanda in 1986 and to a son, Jeffrey in 1989.

Charles began his teaching career at Greeley West High School in the Special Education Department and later worked at John Evans Junior High as the Athletic Director and Assistant Principal. He would later return to the classroom to teach Language Arts and Social Studies at Chappelow Middle School and finished up his career as the Head of the Special Education Department at Northridge High School. During his 32 years as an educator, Charles enjoyed being the announcer at the Northridge football games and took an active leadership role in the development of Weld County’s Special Olympics.

He had a passion for rodeo, specifically bareback riding and is in the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs. He was a car enthusiast, enjoyed NASCAR, and spending time in the Rocky Mountains. He loved attending his children’s and grandchildren’s soccer matches. He loved his family and his black Labradors Bob and Diamond.

Survivors include; the mother of his children, Charlotte Allen; his children, Amanda (Crofton) Sacco and Jeffrey Allen, three grandchildren; Luca, Leo and Loic; mother, Naomi Allen; brother, Wallace “Butch” (Sandra) Allen and their children Emily and Seth and sister, Amanda Bjelland and her children Sara and Eric; and his companion Jennifer Cox.

Memorial gifts may be made to “Special Olympics” in care of Adamson, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11 at Adamson. Friends may leave condolences at
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    Saturday, May 11th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, May 11th, 2019 10:00am
    Adamson Celebration Center
    2000 47th Avenue
    Greeley, Colorado 80634
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Ron Bjelland

Posted at 06:57pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Ila Leavy

Posted at 10:01pm
Charlie was a teaching colleague at Greeley West during my years there. I know he did well with his special education students! He has died at a young age. My thoughts go with you, his family members. Sincerely, Ila Leavy, English Department, Greeley West High 1976-1990.

Pam Stoll

Posted at 03:16pm
I worked with Charlie at John Evans. What a hoot he was to work with and he was so, so good with the kids. He will always be one of my very fond memories my first few years in District 6. Great person, great friend. Pam Stoll

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