Alison Mary Powers

April 20th, 1959January 31st, 2021

Alison “Allie” Mary Powers of Lafayette, CO, formerly of Northbrook, IL, passed away on Sunday, January 31st, 2021. She was born April 20th, 1959, to William T. and Mary A. Powers and graced the earth for 61 years before finding peace after a long struggle with cancer. Allie attended Oaklane Elementary School, Northbrook Junior High, and Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, IL. From a young age she explored her passion for art in the form of drawing, painting, sculpture and metalworking. In 1979, she moved to Boulder, Colorado, and in 1985 she graduated from the Colorado University at Boulder with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Whatever Allie touched flourished under the gift of her creativity, from her paintings and sculptures to her extensive garden and delectable cooking. Her artful eye was evident from the way she placed pictures on a wall, in decorations she created for a party, and costumes she sewed for her daughter. Allie and her daughter, Sarah, were like two peas in a pod, going on many road trip adventures around the country over the years. Allie devoted her efforts to enriching Sarah’s life, fostering a love for laughter and music, nature, art and books. She was proud of Sarah’s graduation from Smith College in Massachusetts in 2017. Allie loved and cared for everything natural and wild, spending much of her time exploring the mountainous Boulder area as well as much of the United States. She had a special affection for animals, especially birds and other wildlife. She was accompanied on her adventures by four special dogs, Terry, Atlantis, Ginger and Narnia. Over the course of her adulthood, Allie strived to become a dedicated healer, achieving the status of a Professional Bowen Therapy Practitioner in 2004. Through her practice, Allie used her gift of healing touch to help many patients find relief from chronic physical ailments. Throughout her life, Allie was known for her genuine care for her friends and family. It was her natural tendency to offer help and support to anyone in need, loved ones and strangers alike. She was very intelligent and was a talented singer and musician. Always a hard worker, she would rarely sit still and would not leave any task undone. She faced cancer head on after her diagnoses in 2015 and 2017 and set an example of enduring hope and a positive attitude until her final days. Her last few months of life were spent in the comfort of her own home. She was accompanied by her daughter, sister and close friends as her journey in this life came to a close.

Allie was preceded in death by her mother, Mary A. Powers, and her father, William T. Powers, as well as grandparents, aunts, uncles and a cousin. She is survived and greatly missed by her daughter, Sarah R. Sorensen, her brother, Denison C. Powers, and her sister, Barbara K. Powers, her dog, Narnia, as well as her cousins and many friends. 


Plans for a memorial will be in process until such time as when friends and family can safely gather at a location near Boulder to celebrate her life.








I was blessed to be able to talk with her shortly before her passing. And glad we had spent time together the last time she came through Northbrook. I will miss the anticipation of her coming over when she came to town. Accept my condolences and those from Elaine Boback
The world lost an amazing person, Allie’s passion was loved by all that had the pleasure of meeting her. I’ll will forever cherish the memories I had with Allie. Rest In Peace. Love ya