Michael David Gemmill died on Sept. 17. He was born in Colorado Springs on Feb. 4, 1954, to David and Stella (Thomas) Gemmill. A long-time resident of Leadville, he had worked 35 years for the Climax Molybdenum mine in Climax.
Gemmill’s interests included Colorado mining history, including the narrow-gauge railroads and the minerals which influenced the state’s mining industry. He was said to be a true Colorado native with his love of the mountains and the fishing, hiking and mountain-biking opportunities they provide. The mountains also gave him many opportunities to pursue the photography of scenery and wildlife.
He is survived by his sister Sandra (Gemmill) Skogen of Gurnee, Ill., his niece Katelyn Skogen and nephew Gordan Skogen also of Gurnee, his stepmother Peggy Papin-Gemmill of Colorado Springs, and step siblings Gary and Sheri Papin of Drury, Miss..
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 24, at The Springs Funeral Services, 3115 East Platte Ave., Colorado Springs.