LUSK – Elizabeth L. Allen, age 86, of Lusk passed away at Niobrara Health and Life Center on July 27, 2021. She was the youngest of nine children born on Nov. 12, 1934, to Frank and Frances Edwards Snyder north of Longmont, Colorado. Times were hard and Beth and each of her siblings were expected to help on the farm, doing chores and milking the cows.
Elizabeth, or Beth as family and friends called her, graduated from Longmont High School. On Sept. 19, 1954, she married the love of her life Ronald M. Allen. They were married 66 years and had four children together. Beth spent many years working alongside Ron farming. They planted a large garden every year and Beth spent hours canning the harvest which they enjoyed through the winter months. After farming Ron and Beth took jobs in Niwot, Colorado working as custodians at the grade school until Beth was offered an opportunity to accept a job as bookkeeper at the Career Development Center in Longmont, Colorado. She retired in 1992.
Beth was a member of Rocky Mountain Christian Church, was a loving and supportive wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and loved spending time with her family. Beth is survived by her four children, Ronda Pfister, Steven (Becky) Allen, Michael Allen, Rebecca (Allen) Nuss, granddaughters Cally Lund, Lacey and Kaitlyn Pfister, grandson Seth and granddaughter Madison Allen, grandson Joshua and granddaughter Brianna Nuss, and great grandson Jackson Lund, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be held at 12 p.m. at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel in Longmont, Colorado on Aug. 6, 2021, with the service following at 1 p.m. A coffee in celebration of Beth’s life will be following the services at Bella Rosa Golf Course at 3 p.m. Burial will be on Aug. 10, 2021, at Mt. View Cemetery at 10 a.m.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald Allen, parents Frank and Frances Snyder. Brother’s Frank, Ralph, and Charles Snyder, Sister’s Wilma McDowell, Grace French.