Thomas Marmon…November 24, 1928 – March 21, 2016


Memorial services for longtime, Las Animas, Colorado resident, Thomas Marmon will be held at 12:00 p.m. on March 31, 2016 at Horber Funeral Chapel in Las Animas, Colorado. Inurnment will follow in the Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Thomas Free Marmon was born in Pontiac, Michigan on November 24, 1928 to Thomas and Celeste Marmon. He passed away on March 21, 2016 at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado at the age of 87.

Tom’s childhood and teen years were spent in Big Rapids, Michigan where he enjoyed hunting and high school sports. He attended Ferris State College and later Michigan State University where he earned his Chemical Engineering Degree. He then served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.  When his time in the service was over, he began working for Eastman Kodak out of Rochester, New York. After retiring from Eastman Kodak, he chose a different career and lifestyle by entering the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder, Colorado. There Tom met his future wife and love of his life of nearly 44 years, “Mimi”. He earned his Law Degree and practiced law in La Junta and then Las Animas, Colorado where he and Mimi raised their four boys.

Over the years Tom was the City Attorney for Las Animas and La Junta, Bent County Judge, municipal judge in La Junta, a member of the Southeastern Colorado Mental Health Board, and then eventually served as the President of the board for sixteen years. Tom was passionate about skiing, golfing, sailing, gardening, and photography, not to mention being a loving grandfather. He also loved nothing more than working with foreign exchange students and taking Mimi to see the world.

Tom is survived by his wife, Fredericka “Mimi”; sons, Philip (Angel Gallegos) Marmon, Edward Marmon, Andrew Marmon, and William (Ann) Marmon; grandchildren, Katelyn, Taylor, Joshua, Adin, Callison and Justus; sister, Mary (Lyle) Unruh; other relatives and a host of friends.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Celeste Marmon and brother, Donald Marmon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bent County/Las Animas After School Program in care of Horber Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 431, Las Animas, CO 81054.

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