Thomas F. Marmon

March 29, 2016

Memorial services were set for March 31 for Thomas F. Marmon (BS CHEMS ’52), Las Animas, Colorado, who died March 21 at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado. He was 87.

He was born in Pontiac, Michigan, on Nov. 24, 1928, to Thomas and Celeste Marmon.

He grew up in Big Rapids, Michigan, and attended Ferris State College and later Michigan State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1952.

After serving as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, he began work for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, New York. Upon retiring from Eastman Kodak, he chose a different career and lifestyle by entering the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder, Colorado.

There, he met his wife 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 sons.

Over the years, Marmon 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 16 years.

Surviving are 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.

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, Colorado 81054.

Burial will be in the Fort Lyon National Cemetery.