Thomas Edward Baumgardner
August 3, 1937 ~ September 11, 2016
Father, Grandfather and Brother, Thomas Edward Baumgardner passed away in Grand Junction, Colorado at the Hope West Hospice facility on Sunday, September 11th at 3pm. Tom was a native of Ridgway Colorado, where he was born in 1937 and raised by his parents, George and Florence Baumgardner.
Tom lived in the mountains of Ouray and Ridgway most of his life. Tom worked in Mining Exploration and Development, specifically precious metals his entire life. Tom moved to Montrose Colorado after both of his par- ents had passed on and that is where he has lived for past 12 years. Tom was a devoted father, friend and Christian and was there for anyone that needed him. He loved to tell stories about his many adventures and days of mining near Silverton, he loved God and loved to tell people about him.
Tom is proceeded in death by both parents, George and Florence Baumgardner, Sister Marjorie Soderquist, brothers Robert Baumgardner, Ray Keith Baumgardner, Billy Lane Baumgardner and Jack Baumgardner. He is survived by his sisters Lois Bryant, Nelly Merling, Geann Everitt and Shirley Broadhead and brothers Kenneth Baumgardner, Roy Baumgardner and Wayne Baumgardner. His friend and companion Sharon Baumgardner, Tom’s children Dean & Michelle Brickhaus, Debra and Phil Daley, mother of Dean and Debra, Patricia Smith, Douglas & Linda Britt, Bryan & Leslie Britt and Georgette Baumgardner & Sam Morris. His grandchildren Brandon & Melissa Brickhaus, Phillip and Gabrielle Dailey.
Memorial services will be held in Montrose at Crippin’ Funeral Home on Monday, September 19th at 11am. Tom will be brought home and laid to rest at the Ouray cemetery immediately following the memorial service. In lieu of sending flowers, the family requests that you make a donation in honor of Tom at the amaz- ing Hope West Hospice facility in Grand Junction.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, September 16th from 4:00 to 6:00PM at Crippin Funeral Home Chapel. A Funeral Service is scheduled for Monday, September 17, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Crippin Funeral Home Chapel with Burial to follow the service at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Ouray, Colorado. Crippin Funeral Home in Montrose is assisting the family.