Audie Mullings

Born: Mon., Jan. 20, 1930
Died: Wed., Nov. 13, 2013

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Nov. 23, 2013
Location: Tennessee Pass Nordic Center at Ski Cooper

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Audie Mullings, 83 of Leadville, Colorado passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida, Colorado.  She was born on January 20, 1930 to Leaton and Lena (Jean) Pate in Cordova, Alabama.  She married Ted Mullings on June 14, 1963 in Leadville, Colorado.  They were married for 50 years.
Audie graduated from Cordova High School in 1946 and her life on the slopes began on the Continental Ski Course at Climax in 1953.  She was a Professional Ski Patrol Director receiving her National Ski Patrol Appointment in 1970.  Audie served many years as a volunteer ski patroller and in 1981 began working for Ski Cooper.  In 1985 she was promoted to Ski Patrol Director and retired in 2004.  She was an active participant in National Ski Patrol training programs, had been a Winter Emergency Care (WEC) instructor since the inception of the program and was a WEC Instructor Trainer.  She was also a long-time Advanced First Aid Instructor, a CPR Instructor and a Swimming Instructor.  Audie was inducted into the Sports Women of Colorado Hall of Fame for contributing to the sport of skiing in 1993 and in 2006 she was inducted into the Leadville-Lake County Sports Hall of Fame.  Besides swimming and skiing, she was an avid cyclist, completing the first seven “Ride the Rockies” events.  Audie also loved painting, gardening, cooking and making homemade jam.  Most importantly, she was a devout wife and mother.
Audie is survived by her husband Ted Mullings of Leadville; daughter Roxanne Hall and husband Ty of Leadville; son Willy Cunningham and wife Tina of Lander, Wyoming; son Tim Cunningham and wife Paula of Greeley, Colorado; grandchildren Jessie Gloat, Audie Cunningham and Ted Cunningham; sister Nancy Jinright of Mobile, Alabama and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents, son Michael Cunningham, sisters Thelma Key and Delma Madison and brothers Tommie Sanford and Van Pate.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center at Ski Cooper with John Copper officiating.  A reception will be held immediately following the service.  Inurnment will be private.  Bailey-Kent Funeral Home of Leadville is assisting the family with arrangements.  To send a condolence to the Mullings family, please visit

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Martin K. Munoz
   Posted Tue November 19, 2013
Dearest Neighbors,
I have the fondest memories when your family lived on Mount Lincoln St. I recall your dear mother as being very active in the community and hope you take some comfort in the notion that she lived a meaningful life. Leadville has changed and in many ways your mothers passing is evidence that those special times now only live in our memories. Please be aware that our prayers and deepest condolences are with you and your family and I wish I could be there to celebrate her life.

Marty and Moses Munoz

Bill and Sharon Bland
   Posted Tue November 19, 2013
Ted and family, we are so sorry for your loss. But what a wonderful life she had, and so many lives she touched. The community thanks you for sharing her with us.
Sharon and Bill

Pauline Curnutt
   Posted Tue November 19, 2013
I am so very sorry for your loss! Audie was a really good person and a great friend she will be missed alot!! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Paul & Cheryl Rauschke
   Posted Wed November 20, 2013
Audie touched so many lives and taught so many of us so many lessons. Because of this, her influence and her life remain as big and as eternal as the mountains that she so deeply loved, only Ted and her family was loved more.

Cheryl Marantino
   Posted Wed November 20, 2013
Dear Roxanne, I only met your mother a couple of times while living in Leadville, but she struck me as a sweet natured mountain woman. Reading all of her accomplishments and how many lives she touched it is clear she will be sorely missed. I am so sorry for your loss.

Linda Kay Hudder
   Posted Wed November 20, 2013
Ted, Roxanne and the rest of the family. May her love for you reside in your hearts forever. She was truly "one of a Kind". I had the pleasure of working with her in the First Aid Room at Ski Cooper. And, it was a pleasure.
She definitely lived a wonderful life, and touched many others. RIP Audie.

Logan Hottle
   Posted Wed November 20, 2013
Ted, I have such fond memories of stopping in PHQ and seeing Audie on her bench and hearing the two of you tell such wonderful stories about your years in the mountains and skiing everywhere on Cooper especially where there were no trails. She was a wonderful lady and enriched us all. Pease be with all of you.

John Herron
   Posted Thu November 21, 2013

Ted, Roxann and Ty
I am sorry to hear of Audie's passing. She was a fantastic lady who would brighten everyone's day. When you would talk with her you realized how much life she had experienced and what an impact she had on Ski Cooper and the surrounding area.
I am sad to hear of her passing, but she will move on to be with the Lord and Savoir.

Scott and Pam Adams
   Posted Thu November 21, 2013
We only talked to Audie a few times, but her presence and impact at Ski Cooper and in the Leadville community are evident everywhere. We hope you take solace in the awareness that her legacy lives on.

Pete, June, and John Marta
   Posted Sat November 23, 2013
Ted, Roxanne, and Family. We were sorry to hear about the passing of Audie. There are many fond memories in and around Leadville, and certainly out at Ski Cooper that will continue to live on in the hearts of all those who knew Audie. Peace be with you.

Bob Damjanovich
   Posted Sat November 23, 2013
Willy, Tina, Tim and Roxanne:
I'm so sorry to hear of Audie's death. She was such a strong person and a point of solidity and stability for a bunch of us. And she was fun to be around, and a great cook!

The world is poorer today for her leaving it. All of you take care, and care for each other.

Jill and Mark Dzubay
   Posted Mon November 25, 2013
Dear Ted, Roxanne and Ty,
We were sorry to hear that Audie passed. She was very special in our community. I will always remember her at Ski Cooper and at the pool giving my kids swim lessons. Thanks Audie for sharing your talents.

Susan and Jim
   Posted Sun December 01, 2013
Dear Roxanne and Ty,

We were saddened to hear about your mom. We send our best to you and your family and your dad. It is hard to lose a parent, no matter what the circumstances. It will be hard in the year to come. Take some time for yourselves in your busy lives.
Your mom was a part of Zach's life~in the swimming pool. That was special, as was your mom.
You're in our thoughts.
Susan and Jim

Deb Phelps
   Posted Mon December 16, 2013
Dearest Ted, I am terribly sad for you, loosing your partner in life. When I lived there and came into the gallery, which was at least once a week, how very much you two loved and respected each other. Audie was a talented artist on top of everything else she did in life. Unfortunetly I only met Audie twice and Roxanne 3 times. Before I left I had to have 3 of your beautiful Mt. Massive/Mt. Elbert oils. We sat and talked about Audie for 2 hours and I purchased her "High and Lonesome" (1977) water color of a cabin in the woods. Her painting, as well as yours, are proudly displayed in my living room. She will never be forgotten, as she lives on here, through my walls. I express my deepest sympathy to Roxanne, Ty and the rest of the family. Audie had so much influence on so many folks through tons of outlets in her life. I know the memories of her will live on forever. You, Ted, and Audie, were so blessed to have each other for so long. Your friend, Deb Please contact me Roxanne or Ted.

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