Thomas L. Stanton, 78, passed away March 28, 2006. Survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Louann M. Stanton; children, Thomas Michael (Hope) Stanton, Terrie (Richard) Nance, Susan (Eric) Barton; his brother, Robert L. Stanton; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and by the mother of his children, Nada M. Stanton. His parents, Thomas C. Stanton and Faye B. Stanton, preceded him in death. A native of Pueblo, Tom attended Centennial High School, P.J.C. (P.C.C.), the University of Northern Colorado, and received his Master's Degree from Adams State College. A great athlete himself, as well as an avid skier and golfer, Tom found joy in teaching young athletes as a coach of baseball, cross country, and golf. Among his many achievements were his recognition as Best All-Around Athlete at P.J.C. in 1948-49, his induction into the Greater Pueblo Sports Hall of Fame, and his induction into the Colorado Football and Basketball Officials Hall of Fame, for his nearly 40 years of officiating. Tom served in the Army Air Corps where, in 1946, he won the 4th Army Air Corps diving championship. He was a member of B.P.O.E. #90 and the Eagles Lodge #145. At his request there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 1, 2006, at the Church of the Ascension, 18th and Grand, with the Rev. Annette Brownlee and the Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner officiating. A reception will follow at the church hall. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the C.S.U. Pueblo Golf Team or to the Church of the Ascension, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Mrs. Stanton and family;

    It’s been many years since our paths crossed. The girls at Tangles told me of the loss of your husband. I truly know of the hurt your going through as I loss my husband 2 years ago. You never get over the loss you just learn to live with it.

    You taught me sewing at Central from 1957 to 1960. I want to thank you. Through the years I have used all the skills you passed on I recently made the dresses for my daughters wedding.

    God be by your side as you face this journey ahead of you.

    My prayers,

    THELMA DE SALVO-GOLOB

  2. Dear Louann, My deepest sympathy. My sister, Annette Pullaro Warfield, sent me the newspaper over the weekend. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.
    I was a sewing student of yours at Central in l958,59,60. Bless you for all the sewing you taught me.
    My prayers are with you at this time. Love Dianne Pullaro Doughty

  3. Dear Louann,
    We send our sincere condolences to you in this time of deep sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sincerely,

    Ellen Ranck
    Gary Ranck
    Judy Sherman

  4. Dear Louann,
    I am very sorry to hear about Tom. I really enjoyed our last visit when you came down to Hollydot. Tom was a great supporter of Golf when I was growing up at City Park golf course. He will be missed by all. God Bless!!

    Sincerely,
    Prim Ivan and Family

  5. Dear Louann and family,
    We know that Tom has now moved on to his spiritual life with God and we will all be united some day. We are all spiritual beings in human form waiting to return to our Father.
    Lenore and I remember fondly our meeting with you and Tom in Phoenix, it was a wonderful surprise each time you called. We will remember you, Tom and your family in our prayers.

    Love, Tim and Lenore

  6. To all the Stantons:

    I know we would all wish we could turn back the years to a time when we were all younger, healthy, and vital! I write this in the present tense because of my solid belief that Tom lives yet….but in another dimension. This is a good man who enjoys his existence, who loves and uplifts. May the family find solice in remembering those many happy events from his earthly lifetime. I will miss knowing you are among us, Tom. Louann, my prayers are with you. Mary Jo

  7. To all the family, My deepest condolences for your loss. Terri, I remember so clearly what a wonderful father your dad was, and how he adored you! He made us all feel special with his attention and teasing. I am so sorry, please take care and know I love you. Juanita

  8. Susan and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I have some fond memories of Mr. Stanton. He was a very sweet and special man.

    Kathy (Stover) Farley

  9. Dear Stantons,
    We shall miss Tom with his cheery smile and effervescence; it was always a treat to meet him; he was unfailingly kind and caring.
    What a fun skier he was!
    With condolences,
    Joy and Carl Vining

  10. Dear Stantons,
    We shall miss Tom with his cheery smile and effervescence; it was always a treat to meet him; he was unfailingly kind and caring.
    What a fun skier he was!
    With condolences,
    Joy and Carl Vining

  11. Terrie and Family I am so sorry for the loss of your father. May God be with you and your family during this time of need. May God Bless You. Sue Turner and Willie Travnicek

  12. To the Stanton Family,
    I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Tom was a true gentleman and sportsman. He taught me a great deal about being a gracious winner and a good loser, and for that I an eternally grateful. I had the pleasure of working with Tom when I was very young learning the game of baseball – he taught me well. As I grew older, I was his physical education assistant at East High, and I had the privilege of working with him as a high school official. Tom touched many lives in a very positive way and he was loved by those who knew him. He will be missed.

    Very Sincerely,
    Mike Scott
    East High ’65’

  13. To The Stanton Family,

    I will always remember his kind smile, warmth and sense of humor. He was the kind of man that made kids feel special. Please know we share you sadness at this time. We were all blessed to have grown up in Belmont at a time when the families there lived as one big happy one. Tom was a gentle man who loved life. Thanks for sharing him with us.

    Rev Dr. Mark W. Pumphrey

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