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Michael Allen

June 16, 1960 — February 21, 2024

MICHAEL "MIKE" ALLEN, 63, of Julesburg, CO, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at his home.

Mike was born on June 16, 1960, in Cheyenne, WY, to John and Anna (Day) Allen.

Mike's early life began in Cheyenne, WY, where he grew up and attended school. He joined the US Army in 1976, where he served as a combat engineer. His commitment to his country continued beyond his active duty through his involvement in the guards for many years after his discharge.

Following his military career, Mike demonstrated exceptional skill as a master mechanic. His early work at Montgomery Ward in Cheyenne and subsequent construction work in Casper showcased his versatility and mechanical prowess. Mike's expertise extended to massive engines and auto mechanics, earning his associate's degree in Auto Technology in 1994, which he would later put to use at a Ford dealership. Mike was so good at fixing anything with a motor that he could listen to the sound over the phone, and both diagnose and instruct the person verbally on how to fix it. However, his primary focus remained on his family, for whom he provided through various means, including property management, in later years.

Mike's love for animals, particularly the cats that found their way to his home, spoke volumes about his compassionate nature. A teacher, soldier, artist, mechanic, property manager, plumber, Mr.-Fix-It, lifelong student, stock-trader, husband, father, and grandpa. Mike was a man of many talents and gifts who wore every hat well.

Preceding him in death are his grandparents, Elmer Arthur and Dorothy Day.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Brenda of Julesburg, CO; mother, Dorathy Anna Eggleston (Joe Eggleston); daughter, Alicia (Felipe) Saenz of Cheyenne, WY; sons, Nathaniel Arthur (Ashley Gibo) Allen of Cheyenne, WY, and Matthew Ardn (Cheyenne) Allen of Omaha, NE, Nick Tucker and his family, grandchildren, Victoria Saenz, Michael Saenz, Logan Allen, Arthur Allen, siblings, David (Virginia) Allen of Laramie, WY, Amber (Joe) Eggleston of Cheyenne, WY, and many other relatives and friends.

"In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a charity of choice in Mike's memory. Michael's immediate family will hold a personal memorial service among themselves. They request that everyone honor his memory and the impact he had in their lives in their own personal way."

Condolences may be shared at prairiehillsjulesburg.com

Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Julesburg is assisting the Allen family.


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