Virgil G. Allen |

Virgil G. Allen

Virgil G. Allen died Tuesday in Denver.

Longtime Aspen resident Virgil G. Allen died Tuesday, May 2, at Swedish Memorial Hospital in Denver. Virgil was born on Nov. 30, 1925 in Dodge City, Kan. He graduated from Wayzata High School in Wayzata, Minn., in 1943. Virgil recently returned from Wayzata after attending his high school reunion. He enjoyed renewing acquaintances with his high school classmates.

Virgil was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Navy Air Corps. When Virgil returned from the service, he attended meat-cutting school in Toledo, Ohio. Virgil then returned home and married his high school sweetheart, Candace Sophia Marie Johnson, on Sept. 20, 1947. Virgil and Candace raised their three children in Crystal Bay, Minn., while Virgil worked in Wayzata in the family business. In 1958, Virgil and his family moved to Riverton, Wyo., where he worked for Frontier Airlines and the Foodliner Grocery Store.

Virgil moved to Aspen in 1967 and worked at Palazzi Texaco for a number of years, as well as at Aspen Airways and Boise Cascade in both Steamboat and Aspen. His last place of employment was the Aspen General Store. Since his retirement, Virgil continued to make his home in Aspen, in the mountains he loved. Virgil enjoyed trekking around the countryside, photography, and visiting with his friends and associates around the Aspen area. Everyone knew Virgil and often saw him enjoying a stroll on the Aspen city walkways.

Virgil is survived by his ex-wife, Candace S. M. Allen, of Casper, Wyo.; son, Douglas G. Allen of Medicine Bow, Wyo.; daughter, Leslie Claire White of Lawrenceville, Ga.; and two granddaughters, Daryl M. Allen of Casper and Cami Genelle White of Lawrenceville.Virgil will be missed by his family and friends. Burial will be at Red Butte cemetery in Aspen.

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