Lifetime Delta County resident Roswell "Dean" Allen died Feb. 13, 2013, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. He was 93.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Roswell Dean Allen was born to Ross and Beulah (Baker) Allen May 16, 1919, in Hotchkiss. He spent his childhood and attended school in Hotchkiss.
On March 3, 1940, he eloped with Carrie Ann Patterson to Moab, Utah, where they married. The couple lived in Hotchkiss for many years before retiring to Eckert in 2003. They would have celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary this year. She survives.
Mr. Allen, a retired sheep rancher, enjoyed spending time outdoors, going on hunting trips and spending time on his ranch. In addition to ranching, Mr Allen and his two brothers, Paul and Gifford, owned Blue Ribbon Coal Company near Bowie and Allen Tool Company which marketed a tool that he invented. During the uranium era the three brothers pursued ventures in Utah.
Mr. Allen is survived by his wife, Carrie Ann Allen of Eckert; one daughter, Helen Beavers of Eckert; and one brother, Paul Allen and wife Erma Jean of Hotchkiss; several nieces, nephews and many close friends.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Gifford Allen; a son, Daniel "Danny" Allen; and a son-in-law, Art Beavers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Horizons Care Center Activities Fund, 11411 Highway 65, Eckert, CO 81418.
Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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