Olinger Hampden Mortuary & Cemetery

8600 East Hampden Ave, Denver, CO


Phyllis Warner Thomas

13 diciembre , 19283 febrero , 2020

Due to recent health concerns, the services for Phyllis Thomas will be postponed at this time. Please click the envelope icon underneath this obituary to be notified when services are rescheduled and placed on this site.

Phyllis Thomas was born in Shelton, Nebraska in 1928 to Anna and Leroy Warner. Her father worked for the railroad and they lived on a small farm with her brother and three sisters during the depression. She moved several times growing up, and after high school in Ogallala Nebraska, she attended college at the University of Nebraska where she met Larry. They were married on August 14, 1948 in Lincoln Nebraska, then moved to Colorado in 1950 to start a family: Deb, Jan, Cyndi and Tim followed, in that order. Raising four children and keeping things quiet on the home front while Larry worked long hours and traveled was a labor of love for Phyllis. She took pride in keeping a beautiful home: preparing the family dinners, getting the kids ready for school or to go skiing, and by the late 70’s working in her husband Larry’s business as Treasurer for Colorado Great Dane Semi-trailers. They both worked hard to put all four of their children through college. When the nest finally emptied, Phyllis had a bit of free time on her hands, so she focused her energies on her tennis game! Larry fully supported Phyllis pursuing a club membership and doing what she wanted after all those many years of child rearing and home keeping. When business improved, Larry and Phyllis were able to travel more with family and friends to places like Australia, England, Italy, Canada and Mexico. Phyllis also enjoyed local activities like her bridge games, going to plays in downtown Denver with her sister Colleen, and gardening. She was also always involved with Christ Church, raising all four kids in the church and helping in Altar Guild well into her 80’s. After Larry’s death in 2011, Phyllis continued to live in the family home they built in 1970 in Denver, but after several years decided to move into a nearby assisted living facility. Two months after Phyllis’s 90th birthday, she was diagnosed with metastatic cancer and died a year later on Feb. 3rd, 2020. She is survived by her children Deb, Jan, Cyndi and Tim, as well as her six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Donations can be sent to:

• Saint Francis Center (homeless shelter), Attn: Andrew Spinks 2323 Curtis Street Denver, CO 80205

• Christ Church, 2950 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80210

• Denver Hospice, 501 S. Cherry Street, Suite 700, Denver, Colorado 80246

Phyllis's Son Jan invites you to copy the following link and paste this link to view a video tribute for Phyllis: https://youtu.be/zl3CsxOpkDg


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Loren Davies

febrero 29, 2020

I was one of Phyllis’ neighbors and only met her a few times, but I was always impressed by how active and involved she stayed. She was a sweet lady and will be missed. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family.

Linda Olmstead

febrero 22, 2020

To the Thomas family,
I remember how lovely your mother was during the few times I was visiting her (and Larry) with my father Bob. Others have remembered her smile and they are correct, her smile did light up the room. I got a kick watching the relationship between your mom and Larry. He was such a tease and she seemed to always congenially respond with that beautiful smile. My dad thought the world of her. I think he always felt that Larry was lucky he had found such a lovely woman to be his forever bride. My condolences to all of you. Losing your Mom is a lasting sorrow but you have wonderful memories to help you .
Linda "Sue" Olmstead

Renee Cella

febrero 11, 2020

I remember Phyllis’s warm smile and positive attitude. She was a sweet neighbor. We would sometimes water plants for her when she traveled with family (which she loved!). She was gentle and kind. God rest her soul.

Cyndi Koop

febrero 11, 2020

There was a beautiful memorial for my Mom at Clermont retirement home. All the stories that were shared had one thing in common my Mother's beautiful smile. They all talked about how her smile radiated love and pure joy.