Diane Allen passed away suddenly on June 16, 2019.

She was born and raised in Durango, Colorado. After high school, she graduated from Fort Lewis College with a degree in elementary education. After working in Kayenta, Arizona and in Denver, she found her way to Alamo Navajo School where she worked for 10 years. Diane then finished her teaching career in Magdalena before retiring.

Always an animal lover, she devoted a great deal of time to Friends of Animals, raising funds to help with spay and neuter pets.

Diane is survived by Vaun Allen, her loving husband of 41 years.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Diane Allen’s Memorial Scholarship fund at Magdalena Schools. More information is on Magdalena.k12.nm.us or call 575-854-2241.