Gardner Champlin, M.D., died Jan. 28, 2010. He was born in 1923, in Milwaukee, Wis. Survived by his son, Gardner Jr.(Lois) Champlin; daughters, Nancy Loehr and Sarah (Steve) Wolf; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Betty H. Champlin; and sister, Elizabeth (John) Evans. Dr. Champlin attended Harvard College, class of '45, and Northwestern University Medical School receiving his M.D. degree in 1948. He was on active Army duty 1941-1943, and Air Force 1951-1953. He practiced pediatrics (board certified 1956) in Pueblo from 1954 to 1979, and was Director of Medical Affairs 1979 to 1983, at St. Mary Corwin Hospital. Member of Pueblo Rotary 43, American Medical Association and American Academy of Pediatrics. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th & Grand, with the Reverend Father Andrew McMullen officiating. Please omit flowers, as they are not allowed in the church, and food. Memorials may be made to Pueblo Animal Services or the Rocky Mountain Council - Boy Scouts of America in care of Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Condolences may be made online at

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  1. Dr. Champlin took care of my children when they were small. He was a thoughtful, compassionate, caring, and comprehensive doctor. Over the years, there were several times that I called him during the night with a sick child, he never made me feel I was imposing and would listen to my concern. I always knew I could trust him to make the best decision possible for my children.
    To his family, I send you my fond condolences. He truly made a difference to me as a new mother and in the lives my children. Kind regards to you in his memory.
    Lana K. Hunter

  2. Ted, Lois, and family, I am very sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days.

  3. Ted and Lois,
    we just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    The Cabela’s MIS Department.

  4. Dear Ted and Lois,

    We extend our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your father. May the Lord comfort you and your family. Don and Nancy Cruise

  5. We never had the honor of meeting Dr. Champlin, but through his son Ted and daughter-in-law Lois, we feel like we have known him for years. We send our condolences to Ted, Lois and all the members of the Champlin family.
    Our thoughts are with you,
    Ron and Brenda

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