La Quita Maxine Allison, 88 years old, passed away on January 15, 2023. She was a resident of Colorado Springs, CO since 1987, and previously of Denver, CO.
Mrs. Allison was born September 29, 1934, in Rapid City, South Dakota to Harry G. Corbett and Ruth Elizabeth (English) Corbett. She was a graduate of Culver High School, Culver, Oregon and Regis University, Denver, Colorado. She was in the U. S. Air Force from 1952 to 1954. She served 33 years in Federal Civil Service before retiring. Her service included 4 years in Saigon, Viet Nam and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She received the National Defense Medal and Viet Nam Civilian Service Medal among other awards. She went on to be the Deputy for Small Business, Defense Contract Administrative Services (DCAS) in Denver, Colorado before retiring in 1989. She was a member of Eastern Star since 1959.
Mrs. Allison was married March 3, 1987 in Littleton, Colorado, to Billy G. Allison. She became Billy’s wife and a grandmother, joining the Allison family. Having no children of her own, she embraced being a grandmother, and later a great grandmother.
La Quita had an adventurous spirit and spent time experiencing and exploring different places and cultures in her travels. She was fun loving and game to try zip lining and hot air ballooning in her later years. She loved going on mystery trips with her friends. One of her highlights was being selected to travel to Washington D.C. with Honor Flight of Southern Colorado. She made friends everywhere she went, and one of her favorite things was spending time with her family. She remained active and involved right up to the last month of her life.
Mrs. Allison is predeceased by her husband Billy G. Allison, sisters Delores Rowe and Edna Mettler, brothers Robert and John Corbett, and step-son Jeffery Allison. She is survived by her step-daughter Diane Jones, three step-grandchildren Allison Jones, Haley Riordan (Michael), and Chelsea Allison (Yuri Blondet), one step-great grandson Ryan Riordan, and nine nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 9:00-10:00 AM with funeral services to immediately follow, Monday, January 23, 2023, at Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 East Fountain Boulevard. A small reception will follow. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 South Hancock Expressway at 2:00 PM.