Tanya Lynn Allen

Pueblo, and former Cañon City and Alamosa resident, Tanya Lynn Allen, 48, passed away March 25, 2024, at the Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs.

Tanya was born in Alamosa, Colo., on May 18, 1975, to Jeffrey and Melanie (Glynn) Woodward.

She graduated from Alamosa High School in 1993 and attended Adams State College, where she graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. Tanya was always driven by success. She thrived in sales due to her charismatic and genuine personality. In 2018 before her dad, Jeff, passed away, he told her she would make a “damn good realtor,” — and so she did. In 2019, she received the Outstanding Sales Production 100 Plus Award. In 2020, she received the Outstanding Sales Production 150 Plus Award, along with the Rookie of the Year Award. In 2021, she received the Outstanding Sales Production 250 Plus Award. In 2022, she received the Outstanding Sales Production 200 Plus Award. In 2023, she received the Outstanding Sales Production 200 Plus Award, along with the 100% Executive Award which resembled five successful years in Real Estate. Along with numerous awards, she placed in the “Top 5” most, if not every month while being employed at RE/MAX Associates.

Tanya had the ability to light up any room she walked into. Her smile and laugh were infectious. She loved being active, whether she was running at the river, kickboxing, or lifting weights with her daughter in their garage. She loved to look good and feel good. She was always “out and about,” whether that meant shopping, eating at new restaurants, or pampering herself.

Having an adventurous personality, Tanya loved to travel. Due to her success in real estate, Tanya spent the last three years traveling the world with her daughter and mom. She was known to book a flight every two to three months. One of Tanya’s most cherished activities was spending time and making memories with her daughter Laci. She cherished every moment, often taking videos and pictures of her loved ones, her surroundings, and “the view.” She lived for sunsets, sunrises, and found great peace in the mountains, rivers, and oceans.

Tanya was an avid sports fan, her loyalty lying with the Denver Broncos. She enjoyed the atmosphere of the stadium, attending numerous games with her sister Penni. She was also one of the biggest cheerleaders for her nephews. Whether in a gym, ice rink, show ring, or watching online, she was there to support and cheer them on. She showed pride in her family’s success, including her brother Kyle’s family-owned business, Woody’s Q Shack. She attended many BBQ competitions, cheering him on as well.

Tanya was strong in her faith. Despite the hardships experienced throughout her life, she gave all glory to God and put her trust in Him. Through highs and lows, she instilled these beliefs in her daughter Laci and always led by example. Her strength, drive, and resilience were always admired by surrounding friends and family.

Tanya is survived by her mother Melanie Woodward of Alamosa, Colo.; her daughter Laci Tecklenburg of Pueblo, Colo.; her siblings Kyle (Michelle) Woodward of Alamosa, Colo.; and Penni (Greg) Shalberg of Sheridan Lake, Colo.; her nephews: Kyler Shalberg, Kase Shalberg, Dyson Woodward, and Keenon Woodward; the father of her daughter Dustin Tecklenburg of Olney Springs, Colo.; her favorite Labrador dogs Decker and Brady; her favorite goldendoodle “granddog” Nolan, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father Jeffrey Woodward; her grandparents Frankie and Raymond Glynn, and Edith and Clyde Woodward, and her aunt Nancy Bogner.

Cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2024, at the Living Water Bible Fellowship Church, 2910 Clark St., Alamosa, Colo. Tanya was faithful to attend events and donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To honor her, contributions may be made here St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.       

Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements. To leave online words of comfort, remembrances, or condolences for Tanya’s family, please visit www.RogersFunerals.com.