Michael Charles Allen, 76, passed away at his home on September 6th after a short illness. Michael grew up and lived much of his life in northwest Denver, and spent his later years in Lakewood, CO.
Ever the conversationalist, Mike had numerous interests. Cars, current events, history, classic films, cowboy novels, and the goings on at his neighborhood HOA were among the many subjects he would enthusiastically share his opinions on. Mike was immensely proud of his Native American heritage, which was passed down from both his father Pete and his mother Melda. He also loved coaching, and took pride in his work with many teams at Our Lady of Fatima School, helped coach his nephew’s youth soccer teams, and was always prepared with a new scrap of unsolicited golf advice for anyone joining his foursome.
Michael was loved by many for his sparkling wit and sense of humor, even in the face of the physical and emotional challenges he dealt with throughout his adult life due to being hit by a car at the age of 14. In spite of these difficulties, Mike lived a very active life by mastering the art of exercising when he was able to, and recovering when he needed to. He went to the gym two to three times a week, played tennis and softball with friends and coworkers, and enjoyed riding his bike along Clear Creek with his much loved dogs Sammy and Casey. Most of all he loved golfing, and was always in pursuit of that ever elusive hole-in-one.
On November 11th, Michael is throwing one last “19th Hole” party for his family and friends who would like to celebrate his life by sharing a memory and a laugh, at Willis Case Golf Course, 4999 Vrain St. in Denver at 4:00 PM. Casual attire please, hors d'oeuvres will be provided and a cash bar will be available.