Allen McCowan

May 20th, 1960February 3rd, 2015

Born in Denver, Colorado May 20, 1960, Allen Paul McCowan passed from this earth February 3, 2015. Allen is survived by parents Geneva Redwine DeBerry, Willard Murray DeBerry, and Frank McCowan Jr. Siblings Frank McCowan III, Janet Sheree McCowan, Karen Vernee McCord, Randy Mark McCowan, Timothy Willard DeBerry and foster sisters Kim Russell and Judy Sherman.

Friends and family remember Allen as fun loving, happy, giving, selfless man with a kind soul. Allen graduated from Fairview High School in 1979. He loved his time performing in the theatre department and with the Excalibur musical group. As an adult, Allen continued his involvement in the Boulder Denver performing arts community.



Viewing will be 10:00, Monday, February 9, 2015 at Darrell Howe Mortuary in Lafayette, Co. Services will follow at 11:00am.








R.I.P. old friend. Your smile will always be remembered.
You will be missed here on earth but heaven has just received a new gift with a captivating smile. I will miss you! Peace - Bryan
Rest in Peace, Allen. I will always remember all the fun we had. Your light shined bright while you were here with us, and I know there is a beautiful shining star in heaven. Condolences to your family, and everyone who loves you. You will be greatly missed. -Susan Figg
Allen, Our colleague, great Master of Laughter and Delight, you illuminated every day we shared. On and off the stage we knew such a unique joy together. I so wish I could have said, "Goodbye." I know you had no fear of leaving our mortal realm. Fare thee well upon your journey Home to the side of the love of your life and your kin." We are without means to explain your splendor. BRAVO!!! BRAVO!!! BRAVO!!!
How I loved my karaoke friend. Was just thinking about him yesterday and wondered when I would see him next. :'( I will cherish the time I spent with him over these past several years. This Valentine's Day karaoke, I'll make sure to play his songs, Brandy, New York State of Mind, and Candle in the Wind. And of course, our Seasons of Love. See you Monday...
I remember the laughter, RIP. May the Lord be with the family at this time.
My dear, sweet, beautiful friend... My Brotha from Anotha Motha.. What will the world look like now? A little less laughter, a lot less colour, and a whole lot quieter without the beautiful sound of your singing, soulful voice. Thirty years later, you weren't only the very first person I met when I moved to Boulder, but we remained friends throughout the years. We have laughed together, cried together, sang together, and danced together. Yes, I will cry, but I will sing a sweet song of sadness now that you are gone. Rest in peace, my brother, rest in peace.
I would like to wish the McCowan/DeBerry family my condolences in their time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Debi Grisham and family
Allen touched so many of our lives. There was nothing better than a "hey gurrrlll" when our paths crossed. What a beautiful soul who will certainly be missed among us here.
Allen will be remembered as a great on-stage performer who brought joy and laughter to many. Rest in peace.
So sorry. He was a grand and playful man/child, so greatly talented. I knew him from stage and work in the AIDS wars in the 80's. I loved that there was so much wind in his sails and always hoped for him a little more rudder. He owned any stage he stepped on and his singing voice rang true to the heart. I am so sorry this bright Light is lost to us now. So sorry.
I didn't know Allen very well, but I always remember him as warm, generous and open person, with a great smile and wonderful sense of humor. He had what we all need, a big heart. I am glad I knew him, the little I did and I know that his goodness will live on.
I didn't know Allen very well, but I always remember him as warm, generous and open person, with a great smile and wonderful sense of humor. He had what we all need, a big heart. I am glad I knew him, the little I did and I know that his goodness will live on.
I just received the news of Allen's passing. We never met but spoke on the phone. Not meeting him will truly be one of my life's missed moments. I would appreciate hearing from any friends or family members. I am glad he was able to be a brief part of the Denver Monologues
Allen, I will miss you so very much. I know you left this earth way sooner than planned, but I am relieved that you did not suffer. I will never forget you.
I grew up with Allen and his family members in Boulder, CO. I remember him as always full of joy, happiness and laughter, although I haven't seen him in years, he still had all those attributes. My prayers and thoughts are with his family members during this time of sorrow. Melissa Grisham, Evansville, WY
To the McCowan Family, Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your family's loss. To Frank III, who I went to school with, sorry that you and your family have lost your brother too soon. My Condolences. Sincerely. Rodney Mitchell
To the family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Allen will truly be missed, but his spirit will live on. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sheila (Gilliam) Martin
So sorry to hear of Allen's passing. He was always so kind and friendly to me and brought a smile to my face every time our paths crossed. We had a lot of fun singing and dancing together through the years. May he rest in eternal peace.
Just figured out of the passing of my dear sweet funny wonderful friend Allen. Still in shock!! I'm sad I was not able to say my good-bye's at the service. My heart goes out to Allen's Mom, Dad and all of of his family and friends. Allen was my friend for many years. Love,laughter, singing , dancing, was Allen all the way, along with living life to it's fullest! I will always treasure the good times and Allen will remain in a very special place in my heart!! RIP my friend, and as you would say " Have a blessed Day! Ba Bye" Love and prayers to you! You will be missed! Sincerely, Kathy Kachun