Dr. Donald D. Tomlin 1933-2000


Dr. Donald D. Tomlin died Aug. 12, 2000, in Boulder. He was 66.

Mr. Tomlin was born Dec. 17, 1933 near Albia, Iowa. He married Carol Marie Kennedy on June 30, 1956 in Cheyenne, Wyo.

He was a graduate of the University of Wyoming and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He completed his residency in obstetrics-gynecology at CU and St. Joseph's Hospital in Denver. He served as a captain in the Air Force at the Minot, N.D. Air Force Base Hospital from 1963 to 1965. He practiced medicine in East Moline, Ill. for 15 years and spent the remainder of his career in Steamboat Springs. He served as president of hospital staff in both locations, and worked on many health-related committees. He was also a member of several state medical society boards.

He enjoyed fly fishing, hiking, cross country skiing, silver-working and growing roses.

His greatest joys were spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren and helping usher nearly 6,000 new lives into the world. He also enjoyed music and sang in several church choirs.

Survivors include his wife; his mother, Frances, and stepfather, Buzz Felton of Cheyenne, Wyo; his father, Ray Tomlin of Bradenton, Fla.; a brother, Jim Felton and his wife, Patti; two daughters, Megan Gordley and her husband, Dan, of Loveland and Jeni Albanese and her husband, Mark, of Boston; a son, Dan Tomlin and his wife, Patti of Boulder; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jeff M. Tomlin.

A memorial celebration will be held at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 17, 2000 at the First Christian Church in Loveland.

A second memorial service will be held at the United Methodist Church in Steamboat Springs at a later date. Mr. Tomlin was cremated.

Contributions in Mr. Tomlin's name may be made to The Tisone Cancer Care Center, Boulder Community Hospital, c/o Carol M. Tomlin, 2491 McKenzie Drive, Loveland, 80537, or to a favorite charity in his name.


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