2016-2017

A Mass of Christian Burial for Roland Wayne Tomlin will be held at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Pueblo, Colorado. Reverend Monsignor James Koenigsfeld will officiate. A Rosary/Scripture service will be held at 1:30 p.m. also at the cathedral. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado.

Roland Wayne Tomlin was born on June 16, 2016, in Pueblo, Colorado, to Rebecca Tomlin and was granted his angel wings on Jan. 11, 2017. Roland was an unexpected miracle, but such a delight to all. Roland's life seemed short, but those who loved him were touched by his big smile and his giggles. His gentle smile could melt the hearts of those around him. He woke every day singing and happy and would sing along with the hymns in church. Roland worshiped his big brother Hunter. Roland saved his biggest smiles for his brother. Roland tracked Hunter with his eyes wherever he would go. Hunter could make him giggle and laugh at any time. Roland loved it when Hunter played with him. With Roland's passing, we remind others that life is one to be celebrated. Although we will miss Roland every day, especially his big smile, he will forever remain in our hearts. We have wonderful memories of a very special young man that lit up all our lives.

Roland leaves behind his loving mother, Rebecca; brother, Hunter Fae; grandparents, Harold and Kathleen Tomlin (Papa and Oma); "Vonnie" LaVonne Garrison, Antoinette Parker; great-grandmothers, Ann Smith and Olive Tomlin; aunts, Alice Tomlin (Marcela Priale), Jessica Tomlin (Mike Meehan); Tracy (Jason) Weisenhorn; uncle, John (Crystal) Parker; cousin, Emyrson; and many other family members and loved ones.

Roland was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Bob Parker; great-grandfathers, Mahlon Smith and Harold Fae Tomlin.

Memorial contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Roland Wayne Tomlin Memorial Fund in care of Fellowship Credit Union, 509 Vigil Ave., Las Animas, CO 81054.

For more information or to leave online condolences, visit www.horberfuneralhome.com.