Diane Kay (Pike) Allen, 66, of Woodland Park, Colorado, owner of 0.58 acres in Teller County, loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, cousin, grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado in the morning of April 28, 2023 after a 13-month battle with multiple myeloma.
She was born November 16, 1956 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to parents Genie (Cline) Schiegg of Divide, Colorado and Daniel Pike, deceased. Diane grew up all over central Ohio, living in a different town each year until she attended all four years at Indian Lake High School in Lewistown, Ohio and graduated in 1974.
She married her first husband Bruce Bishop in Logan County, Ohio in 1976. She worked as a secretary for State Farm Insurance, and then she was a bookkeeper for Honda Harley-Davidson, and WT00 Radio Station in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Diane earned two associate degrees in marketing and business administration and an academic achievement award from Northwestern Business College in Lima, Ohio in 1983. She also attended business administration and photography classes at Bluffton College in Bluffton, Ohio where she was on the Dean's List.
She worked as a marketing representative for the I.B.M. division of the Noonan Company in Lima; worked as a buyer for United Aircraft Products, Inc. in Forest, Ohio; and worked as a senior buyer for United Technologies Automotive in East Liberty, Ohio. Diane and Bruce ended their marriage in 1990.
Diane married Gary Allen in 1991 in Ohio and the next year they moved to Woodland Park, Colorado. She worked as a buyer for Hamilton Standard in Colorado Springs. Then she was employed by a subsidiary of J.D. Edward's and traveled periodically to San Diego, California as a software consultant.
An avid skier since she was a teenager, she was on ski patrol and then became a ski instructor at Ski Cooper in 2002. She worked at Golden Bell Camp & Conference Center as a marketing director. Then she worked at CHOICES Pregnancy Center as a coordinator of volunteers.
Diane had recently retired and was spending her time volunteering at CHOICES, walking every day, skiing all winter, playing pickleball, studying the Bible, and visiting with her grandbabies whenever she could. She was a member of the Woodland Park Church of the Nazarene for 15 years, and prior to that she was a member of the Springs First Church of the Nazarene from 1992 to 2008.
She is survived by her husband: Gary Allen, of Woodland Park, Colorado; two sons: Dustin Bishop (Maria) of Circleville, Ohio, and Zachary Allen (Briana) of Yukon, Oklahoma; three grandchildren: George Bishop of Circleville, Jack Allen, and Hazel Allen of Yukon; mother: Genie (Cline) Schiegg of Divide; brother: Daniel Pike of Rockport, Texas; first cousins: Barbara (Pike) Loughridge of Smithsburg, Maryland, and Lisa (Palmer) Cook of Woodland Park; parents-in-law: Peggy (Buchanan) Allen and Jack Allen of Bluefield, Virginia; step-siblings: Kimberly (Welty) McDonald, Charlotte (Guernsey) Brandes, Caroline (Guernsey) Rimmer, Colette (Guernsey) Waddell, and Charles Guernsey; step-mother: Arlene (Defallot) Pike; three nieces and seven nephews, many cousins, and countless friends.
She was preceded in death by her father: Daniel Pike in 2021; sister: Pamela Pike in 2014; first cousins: Bobbe Jean (Clinton) Baker in 1993 and Dena (Pike) Clopper in 1991; and many more friends and relatives.
A Celebration of Life Service will be officiated by Guy Burgo on Wednesday May 3, 2023 at 2:00pm at Woodland Park Church of the Nazarene (900 Evergreen Heights Drive, Woodland Park, Colorado 80863). In lieu of flowers, we encourage charitable donations in Diane's memory. A few examples of organizations Diane was connected to are: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (720 S Colorado Blvd Suite 520-N, Denver, Colorado, 80246), CHOICES Pregnancy Center (228 S Baldwin St, Woodland Park, Colorado 80863), and Children's Hospital Colorado (4090 Briargate Pkwy, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80920).
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