William B. AllenbachNovember 9, 1943 ~ June 28, 2019 (age 75)
William B. Allenbach of Colorado Springs, known to all as Bill, passed away at the age of 75, on the afternoon of June 25th, 2019. Bill was born to Iva (Belveal) and Harvey in 1943 in Pueblo, Colorado. After graduating from the Pueblo Central High School, he attended the University of Southern Colorado. Bill decided to follow the career path of many in the Allenbach family, to become an electrician. He completed his apprenticeship and became a lifelong Journeymen electrician. He was and always has been very involved with his Union, located in Old Colorado City. He served as the president of the Electrical Union. At the end of his career he was working at Schiever Air Force base and was very happy working there. During that time, he made lots of friends on base and was working alongside his nephew and friend Jack Badger.
In his early years he was passionate about scuba diving and would go with his sister Sandy all over the state of Colorado diving. He belonged to the Gypsy diving club. He and Sandy went diving to Mexico with friends. Bill was always a collector of something and a hobby of his was working with Native American Treasures. Bill found an interest in designing and framing art using his Native American artifacts and jewelry. He also loved antique cars and working on them. The first one he owned was a '38 Chevy Coup in high school and the last was a '63 Stingray Corvette. Bill had many things he loved to do and enjoyed his life. He took lots of trips with his daughter Amy and her family.
In retired life he met his companion Anita. She showed him how to have fun and found a love for travel. They traveled to Costa Rica, Panama, Florida, California, and road trips all over. bill would frequently drive to Denver to be with his daughter, her husband, and grandchildren. Bill and his sister spent time together having breakfast then visiting junk shops. Sandy went through his cancer treatments with him talking for many hours at a time. They talked each day checking up on the other one.
Bill loved his family to no end and cherished his friends as family. He would always do for others before himself. He will always be remembered. Bill was preceded in death by his parents Iva and Harvey. He is survived by his daughter Amy Hladik, her husband Jason and two grandchildren Ryder (8) and Penny (6). As well as his sister Sandy Badger, her husband Graeme, nephew Jack and his loving companion, Anita Oconnell.
Family and Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of the life of Grandpa Bill