Allen F. Mauldin, known in Ault as â€œBig Alâ€, 85, of Greeley, formerly of Ault, died on Friday, Jan.7, 2011, at Centennial Health Care Center. He was born April 2, 1925, in Elizabeth, Colo., to William and Edith (Chenot) Mauldin. Allen served in the U.S. Army during World War II, in Northern France. He married Evelyn Mae Johnson on Dec. 28, 1968, at Grace Baptist Church in Denver, Colo. Mr. Mauldin attended the Colorado School of Mines, Denver University and the University of Northern Colorado. He was a high school mathematics and English teacher.
He was a principal and became a counselor. Mr. Mauldin taught first grade at Vernon School from 1950-51, then at Ault High School through the name change to Highland High School, until he retired in 1980. He was a member of the First Congregational Church where he sang in the choir. When it closed, he became a member of what is now Highland Community Church in Ault, where he served the Lord in many capacities. For the past three years, he was a member of West Greeley Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Lions Club. Allen will be remembered as a wise and kind man. He accepted others as they are and saw the best in each of them. Mr. Mauldin kept score for more than 2,000 basketball games. The Highland High School scoreboard was dedicated to him. The Mauldin home was open to all, especially the youth. Allen loved time with his family who loved him dearly.
He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, of Greeley; daughter Celeste Mauldin, of Ault and son, Wayne (Bobbi) Mauldin, of Roswell; grandchildren: Jessica (Brian) Mauldin- Genzling, of Ft. Collins, Robert (Jennifer) Early, of Kimball, Neb. (with 4 greatgrandchildren), Stephen A. Mauldin, Grace Linda Mae Mauldin and Wayne Allen William Mauldin, all of Roswell; nephews: Rev. Dan (Debra) Mauldin, of Farmington, Douglas (Melba) Mauldin, of Brighton, Colo.; and sisterin- law Opal Mauldin, also of Brighton. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Clarence William Mauldin. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at West Greeley Baptist Church, 3251 W. 22nd St. Memorial gifts may be made to the Allen Mauldin memorial fund in care of Allnutt, 702 13th St., Greeley, Colo. 80631.
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