Leslie (Tuffy) Lee Parlin

Died: Sat., Jun. 6, 2020


Services are to be announced


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Lifelong resident of Leadville, Leslie (Tuffy) Lee Parlin, died on June 6 at the age of 72 at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver.
After graduation from Lake County High School with the Class of 1967, Parlin was drafted into the Vietnam War where he was injured by an IED and honorably discharged. Returning to Leadville, he worked for 42 years at Parkville Water District, becoming superintendent for 24 years until his retirement.
Parlin was active in the Leadville community, especially with the Elks Lodge, and assisted with Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets and other charitable activities for over 20 years. He always looked forward to Boom Days and helped organize the parade for several decades. He loved splitting wood, being outdoors and spending time with close friends. He was selfless, caring and humble.
Les is survived by his daughter Lindsey, grandson Maddyx and numerous cousins. He is predeceased by his parents, Fred and Berniece Parlin, and his loving wife, DJ Parlin.

A memorial service was planned at the Leadville Elk’s Lodge on Saturday, August 15th, 2020.  However, due to COVID concerns, the memorial service has been postponed until a later date.  Updated information will be announced as soon as the service is rescheduled.

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