Don Gary Allee, 78, passed away on Nov. 27, 2021, surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Childress, Texas, Don eventually made his way to Del Norte, Colo., in 1979 with the love of his life, Sally, by his side. Together, Don and Sally opened the Tin Cup restaurant. They operated the business for 2 years and eventually sold it after they realized they weren’t restauranteurs. However, this allowed them to meet and become part of the community they loved.
Don loved and enjoyed the outdoors of Colorado, and he had a great passion for exploring with his wife and kids. One of Donnie’s most favorite places was Bellows Creek, where he spent many summers hiking and fishing. He also served the Del Norte community as the municipal judge for almost 30 years, and was honored to remain in that position until the time of his passing. Don had a chuckle that topped most laughs and a soft voice that was always heard, his kind and gentle spirit will be missed.
Don is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sally; his two children Andrew Allee of Alamosa, and Emily Boyd (Brady) and their two children Blakley and Blayne Boyd of Del Norte.
He was proceeded in death by his parents.
Cremation was selected and a memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, at the funeral home in Monte Vista. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to Blue Peaks Developmental Services in Alamosa, Colo.
To express condolences to the family, please visit www.rogersfunerals.com. Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista is in care of the arrangements.