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Thomas Lee Wells, age 72, of Austin, Colo. passed away, May 13, 2009 at Delta County Memorial Hospital, Delta, Colo.

He was born May 5, 1937 in Rapid City, S.D., to Lawrence and Gertrude Pearl Rapp Wells.

Tom married Mary Lou Coleman on September 1, 1991 at Paonia, Colo.



He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam Era having attained the rank of TSGT. He worked as an Electronic communication & crypto equipment system technician for over 20 years with the U.S. Air Force.

Tom attended Park University at Kansas City, Missouri graduating in 1974.



He lived in Colorado Springs, Colo., when he was discharged. Following retirement he moved to Stoner, Colo., where he had lived prior to moving to Austin, Colo., where he has lived for the past 28 years.

Tom was a member of the Ute Trail Car Club. His hobbies included cars, clocks and singing.

He is survived by his wife Mary Lou of Austin, Colo., two sons, Jeffrey Wells of Owings Mills, Md. and John Wells of Iraq, and three daughters Ruth and husband Leroy Bott of Johnstown, Colo., Linda and husband Jack Scanlan and Barbara and husband, Eddie Stickel both of Rigby, Idaho, and step-children, Harold Fields of Gunnison, Colo., Michele and husband Dale Crawford of Gunnison, Colo., Melissa and husband, Wayne Allgeyer of Olathe, Colo., Phyllis and husband, Dale Conley of Grand Junction, Colo.; a brother, James and wife Lorraine Wells of Citrus, Calif. and a sister, Lauretta Black of Paradise, Calif., 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, John Sterling, his first wife Sally Wells, and his brother William Wells and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held on May 20, 2009 at Seventh Day Adventist Church in Cedaredge, Colo. Cremation was held at Callahan-Edfast Crematory.

Donations may be made to Adventist Development & Relief International, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Springs, Md. 20904.

Please sign the memory tribute and view the obituary on-line at http://www.mesaview.net.

Thomas Lee Wells, age 72, of Austin, Colo. passed away, May 13, 2009 at Delta County Memorial Hospital, Delta, Colo.

He was born May 5, 1937 in Rapid City, S.D., to Lawrence and Gertrude Pearl Rapp Wells.

Tom married Mary Lou Coleman on September 1, 1991 at Paonia, Colo.

He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam Era having attained the rank of TSGT. He worked as an Electronic communication & crypto equipment system technician for over 20 years with the U.S. Air Force.

Tom attended Park University at Kansas City, Missouri graduating in 1974.

He lived in Colorado Springs, Colo., when he was discharged. Following retirement he moved to Stoner, Colo., where he had lived prior to moving to Austin, Colo., where he has lived for the past 28 years.

Tom was a member of the Ute Trail Car Club. His hobbies included cars, clocks and singing.

He is survived by his wife Mary Lou of Austin, Colo., two sons, Jeffrey Wells of Owings Mills, Md. and John Wells of Iraq, and three daughters Ruth and husband Leroy Bott of Johnstown, Colo., Linda and husband Jack Scanlan and Barbara and husband, Eddie Stickel both of Rigby, Idaho, and step-children, Harold Fields of Gunnison, Colo., Michele and husband Dale Crawford of Gunnison, Colo., Melissa and husband, Wayne Allgeyer of Olathe, Colo., Phyllis and husband, Dale Conley of Grand Junction, Colo.; a brother, James and wife Lorraine Wells of Citrus, Calif. and a sister, Lauretta Black of Paradise, Calif., 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, John Sterling, his first wife Sally Wells, and his brother William Wells and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held on May 20, 2009 at Seventh Day Adventist Church in Cedaredge, Colo. Cremation was held at Callahan-Edfast Crematory.

Donations may be made to Adventist Development & Relief International, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Springs, Md. 20904.

Please sign the memory tribute and view the obituary on-line at http://www.mesaview.net.

Thomas Lee Wells, age 72, of Austin, Colo. passed away, May 13, 2009 at Delta County Memorial Hospital, Delta, Colo.

He was born May 5, 1937 in Rapid City, S.D., to Lawrence and Gertrude Pearl Rapp Wells.

Tom married Mary Lou Coleman on September 1, 1991 at Paonia, Colo.

He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam Era having attained the rank of TSGT. He worked as an Electronic communication & crypto equipment system technician for over 20 years with the U.S. Air Force.

Tom attended Park University at Kansas City, Missouri graduating in 1974.

He lived in Colorado Springs, Colo., when he was discharged. Following retirement he moved to Stoner, Colo., where he had lived prior to moving to Austin, Colo., where he has lived for the past 28 years.

Tom was a member of the Ute Trail Car Club. His hobbies included cars, clocks and singing.

He is survived by his wife Mary Lou of Austin, Colo., two sons, Jeffrey Wells of Owings Mills, Md. and John Wells of Iraq, and three daughters Ruth and husband Leroy Bott of Johnstown, Colo., Linda and husband Jack Scanlan and Barbara and husband, Eddie Stickel both of Rigby, Idaho, and step-children, Harold Fields of Gunnison, Colo., Michele and husband Dale Crawford of Gunnison, Colo., Melissa and husband, Wayne Allgeyer of Olathe, Colo., Phyllis and husband, Dale Conley of Grand Junction, Colo.; a brother, James and wife Lorraine Wells of Citrus, Calif. and a sister, Lauretta Black of Paradise, Calif., 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, John Sterling, his first wife Sally Wells, and his brother William Wells and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held on May 20, 2009 at Seventh Day Adventist Church in Cedaredge, Colo. Cremation was held at Callahan-Edfast Crematory.

Donations may be made to Adventist Development & Relief International, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Springs, Md. 20904.

Please sign the memory tribute and view the obituary on-line at http://www.mesaview.net.


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