Phyllis Ann Woolsey Moore
Phyllis Ann Woolsey Moore, 43, or "Miss Phyllis," as she was
known by her friends, died Dec. 19 following a long illness.
She was born in Dallas, Texas, on Sept. 2, 1959 and moved to
Leadville in 1980. She loved this town and made her home here
for the last 22 years.
She was the most generous and giving person, helping anyone in
need. She was a hard worker and worked many different jobs
from construction to night manager at the Kum & Go to
bartending at the Manhattan Bar.
She is survived by her sister and soul mates Debbie(Mark)
Berryman; Dawn Douglas; Tony Hom; and Ted Purdy. She is
also survived by her beloved dog Ashley and macaw parrot
Her last months, days and hours were in the care of Dawn
Douglas, Marty Alness and Tony Hom. She will be greatly
missed and our hearts and prayers go with her.
According to her wishes, she was cremated.
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Henry Oliver Thomas
Former Leadville resident Henry Oliver Thomas, 80, of Buffalo,
S. C. died Dec. 3, 2002, in Wallace Thomson Hospital after
several years of declining health.
He was born in Chandler, Okla., on Oct. 16, 1922, to Henry
George and Maggie Ruth Thomas of Leadville.
He was a member of the Buffalo United Methodist Church where
he taught the Henry O. Thomas Sunday school class and was a
member of the Chancel Choir for many years.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the 517th Parachute
Regimental Combat Team, Co. F., 82nd Airborne Division. He
saw action in Italy and France and was awarded the Bronze Star.
He was retired from Life Insurance Co. of Virginia.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sarah Gibbs Thomas,
Buffalo, S. C.; daughters Connie Thomas McCrummen,
Aberdeen, N.C.; and Dorothy Thomas Duff, Navaree, Fla.;
grandchildren Clayton Thomas McCrummen, New York City,
N.Y.; and Audrey Estelle McCrummen, Wilmington, N.C.; sisters
Doris Jean Bauer, Savonburg, Kan.; and Betty Jo Bond, Pueblo,
Colo.; brothers John Thomas, San Jose, Calif.; Kenneth Thomas,
Riggins, Idaho; Jerry Thomas, Littleton, Colo.; and James
Thomas, Englewood, Fla.
Memorial services were held at Buffalo United Methodist Church
on Dec. 6 conducted by the Rev. Phillip Chandler.
The family received friends in the church sanctuary immediately
following the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Buffalo United
Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 176, Buffalo, S.C.,
The S. R. Holcomb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Harry W. Martin
Harry W. Martin, 83, died Dec. 25, 2002, in Spokane, Wash.
He was born July 8, 1919, in Leadville.
He married Edyth Wallace on Nov. 20, 1937. They left Leadville
He attended trade school at Curtis Wright in Los Angeles, Calif.
In July 1944, he joined the Navy and trained at Farragut. He was
stationed at the US Naval Air Station in Seattle before being
transferred to the Spokane Army Air Depot where he was a
He worked for the Spokane Post Office for 28 years before
retiring in 1976. Following retirement, he and Edyth enjoyed 20
years living on their Coeur d’Alene Lake property.
His retirement years were spent pursuing his hobby as a backyard
He was a lifetime member of the BPOE Elks #228, a charter
member of the Lamplighters Toastmasters, life member of the
North Hill Masonic Lodge #210, the Scottish Rite and the El
He is survived by his wife Edyth Martin; daughters Connie
Brown, Northfield, Minn.; and Kathy (Alan) Johnson, Lewiston,
Idaho; son Dave (Carol) Martin, Greenacres, Wash.; five
grandchildren; sisters Phyllis Hakala, Leadville; and Edna Goris,
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital. A
service was held Jan 9 at Camp N Sid Sen on Lake Coeur
Arrangements were handled by Spokane Cremation and Burial.
Edna Goris, 90, died Jan. 20, 2003, in Westminster, Colo.
She was born June 27, 1912, in Pando, Colo. (Camp Hale) to
William and Brittie Martin. Her father was an agent for the
Denver and Rio Grand Railroad.
She lived in Malta and Leadville for many years.
She was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star Colo.
Chapter #2, an active member of the Presbyterian Church, and
A teacher for many years, she loved her family, music and
She is greatly missed by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; infant son George;
brother Harry Martin; and three husbands, George Burke, Henry
Walsh and Leonard Goris.
She is survived by her sister Phyllis Hakala, Leadville; daughter
Phyllis Hassell; six grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; four
nephews; and three nieces.
Frank William Tull
Frank William Tull, 74, died Feb. 16 at his home in Leadville
with his family surrounding him.
He was born in Leadville on Nov. 5, 1928 to Frank B. and
Frances (Ambrose) Tull.
He went to school in Leadville, graduating from Leadville High
He was drafted into the United States Army on Nov. 3, 1950.
While in the service, he served in the Korean conflict and
received several medals and honors including the Army
Occupational Medal - Japan; the Combat Infantry Badge; one
Overseas Bar; the Korean Service Medal; V3-1, the Bronze Star;
and the United Nations Service Medal.
After receiving an honorable discharge, he entered the Active
Reserves in 1952 and remained in that capacity until 1956.
He returned to Leadville where, on June 1, 1953, he married
Mildred M. Webster.
He worked as a contract miner for several of the area mines
including the Garbutt Mine, the Eclipse, the Yak Resurrection
Mining Co., the White Cap, A.F. & R. Smelter Sulfide Mine and,
eventually, was employed as a boilerman, pumpman and mill
machinist at the Climax Molybdenum Mine. After 30 years of
service to the mine, he retired.
He then worked for a few years at Webster Sand and Gravel.
His natural ability in mechanics gave him much enjoyment and
rebuilding cars became his hobby. He also spent many hours
“cruising” around town in his pickup.
He loved to tap dance and was nicknamed “Hambone” by his
He was a member of the Leadville Eagles Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife “Millie”, who died
in 1992; and sisters Anna Mae Saksek; and Mary White.
He is survived by his sons Frank (Lisa) Tull and John (Sherrie)
Tull, both in Leadville; and Tom (Patti) Tull, Winnemucca, Nev.;
and grandchildren Andrew, Meagan, Alexandra, Benjamin, Aaron
and Daniel Tull, all in Leadville.
He is also survived by his constant companion of the past 10
years, his dog Curly.
According to his wishes, he was cremated and his ashes will be
buried next to his wife in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Those who wish may make contributions to the The Helping
Hands of Leadville/Lake County at the Lake County Health Dept.
at the Courthouse Annex.
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home.