December 23, 1926 ~ September 25, 2020

Born in: Texola, Oklahoma
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Service for Tom Cummins:

Tom Cummins, 93, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away on Sept. 25, 2020, surrounded by family. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Walter and Leone Cummins; wife, Betty Cummins; son, Richard Cummins; two sisters, Peggy Fox and Doris McLiver; and grandson, James Daniel Cummins. Tom is survived by his daughters, Diane (Ken) Wissel and Arlene (Fred) Rollo; grandkids, Clay (Randa) Rollo, Jody (Steve) Wolf, Rebecca Wissel, Erin (Phillip) White, Rachael (Sam) Underwood and Dale Cummins; eight great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Bernice Driver and Betty Harvey; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Tom was born Dec. 23, 1926, in Texola, Okla. He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII and was a superintendent for Colorado Interstate Gas.  Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Pueblo Heritage Museum, 201 W. “B” St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences,


Memorial Service: October 3, 2020 10:00 am

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. To the Cummins family,
    Your father, mother, and brother Dick were so important to me during my time working for the Heritage Center. I had dinners expertly prepared by Betty and enjoyed tours of petroglyphs in the countryside. They donated countless hours of volunteer work. I had happy conversations with Dick and emotional and professional support from all three that was so helpful.

    I will miss my letters from Tom and will remember them all fondly.

  2. We were so sorry to hear of Tom’s death even though we were expecting it. That did not make it easier. I knew him as a tireless volunteer at the Pueblo Heritage Center, and the Pueblo Archaeological and Historical Society. He was one really dedicated man. He will be missed by a great many. Memories will be of more than his volunteer work. He was always cheerful and glad to see us all.

  3. It’s sad to say that with the passing of Uncle Tom comes the passing of many traditions that I’ve grown up to find comfort and love in. Most every holiday we gathered at his house, Aunt Betty’s cookoo clocks chiming each hour, but never quite enough to drown out the grandfather clock. Once Aunt Betty passed, we still gathered, just a little quieter as each clock tan through it’s wind… Until now. I’ll always be thankful for everything he gave me, above all the knowledge he was always willing to share to thirsty ears. It’s about time, and I’m certain he was welcomed by Aunt Betty, Grandma Jones, my dad and Uncle Dick. Until we meet again.

  4. CandleImageWe will miss Tom and the wealth of knowledge that he had to share. We truly enjoyed our visits with him and his never ending support of his family. He dropped everything to drive to California to be with us in our time of great sorrow. He truly was a selfless man who we loved dearly.

  5. This is Jennifer, Brian’s daughter. I have fond memories of Uncle Tom. Every time we would visit Pueblo we always spent an evening or two at Uncle Tom and Aunt Betty’s House. I remember him always having a positive attitude and having so many stories to tell. Thinking of him and his family, he will be missed.

  6. CandleImageLaJean Chance – I knew Tom as a great, patient, caring gentleman – we both worked for CIG. He had wonderful memories that he often shared with us. He will be missed.

  7. Tom was volunteer extraordinaire! Tom gave so much to so many nonprofits in Pueblo with his knowledge of history and many years of volunteering.
    Tom will be long remembered for his great articles he wrote and speeches he gave. He will be missed.

  8. Tom was volunteer extraordinaire! He gave so much to so many nonprofits in Pueblo with his knowledge of local history. He will be missed but his many articles will be read for years to come.

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