Tom Alfred Millensifer
Tom Alfred Millensifer

May 28, 1933 - February 22, 2017
Born in Denver, Colorado
Resided in Littleton, CO
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Tom Alfred Millensifer was born to Walter and Helen Millensifer in North Denver. He graduated from North High School in 1951, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering at Denver University in 1955 and did some graduate work at DU in Nuclear Engineering. He had more than 57 years experience in the production and sales of Molybdenum, Rhenium and Tungsten. He designed and built chemical processing facilities for the production of those chemicals. He was responsible for the startup of molybdenum production facilities, laboratory operations, corporate management including financial operations. Has written numerous articles about Rhenium and Molybdenum and has twice, 2002 and 2011 authored the chapter on Rhenium in the Kirk Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology. Was instrumental in inventing and developing a new system for the production of Perrhenic Acid now in use. Lead Author for the chapter on Rhenium for the "Critical Metals Handbook" published in 2013 by the British Geological Survey.

An Eagle Scout since 1950, staying active with Boy Scouts, Denver Area Council, Timberline District. Silver Beaver Recipient in 2008. Named an Outstanding Eagle Scout by the National Eagle Scout Association and the Denver Area Council for 2013.

Tom is survived by his wife Nancy; children James (Laura) Millensifer, Deborah (Don) Trinen, Randal (Norma) Lesher, Brian (Roxie Morris) Lesher; brother James E. Millensifer; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. His beloved daughter Karin (James) Cooper preceded him in death in 2014.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, March 4, at 11:00 am at West Bowles Community Church, 12325 W. Bowles Ave. Littleton, CO.

In lieu of flowers donations made be made on behalf of Tom Millensifer to the Denver Area Boy Scouts, 10455 W. 6th Ave., Denver, CO 80216




Memorial Service
West Bowles Community Church
12325 W. Bowles Ave.
Littleton, CO US 80127
Saturday, March 4, 2017
11:00 AM


Denver Area Boy Scouts
10455 W. 6th Ave.
Denver, CO 80216