The Tri-County Obituary Project

Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.



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Baack, Helen Lola
Helen Lola Baack - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 1998 - Helen Lola Baack, 90, passed away at Sharmar Village Care Center Aug. 11, 1998. Survived by her daughter, Faye (Harlon) Rains- sister, Doris Wilson- sister-in-law, Margaret Dayton- grandchildren, Harlon (Tina) Rains Jr. and Sydney Fay (John) Latimer- four great-grandchildren- two great-great-grandchildren- special friend and relative, Mae McGill- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Ida (nee Campbell) and Franklin Dayton- brothers and sisters, Kenneth, Gladys, Dorothy, Malcolm, Alfrieda and Orville. Helen was born May 26, 1908, in Pueblo, Colo. There will be no viewing. Private graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Father William V. Powers officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, those who desire may make memorials to Alzheimer's Association or American Heart Association through the funeral home.

Baayen, Mabel F.
Mabel F. Baayen - The Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 1931 - Funeral services for Mabel F. Baayen were held in the chapel of the Rouch Funeral Home Thursday at 2:30 p. m., with the Rev. W. E. Blackstock officiating. Mrs. Lyle Elliott and Mrs. Elfie Atkinson sang "Safe in the Arms of Jesus", "Rock of Ages" and "Beautiful Isle". The pallbearers and flowers bearers were R. E. Senger, W. S. Cavender, J. W. Short, W. A. Ricard, Wilbur Clements, Clen Speer, Elmer Becher, John R. Dykes, and J. A. Reynolds. Interment was made in Mountainview Cemetery.

Babbitt, Charles W.
Charles W. Babbitt - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 1938 - Charles W. Babbitt, March 11 at local hospital. Services, Saturday, 1 p.m. our chapel. Note: George F. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Babich, Frances M.
Frances "Fay" M. Babich - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2001 - Age 89, passed away Aug. 27, 2001, at the Life Care Center of Pueblo. She is preceded by her parents, Frank and Frances Pechnik; her loving husband, Louis Babich, in 1981; two sisters and three brothers. Survived by sister, Helen (Ed) Miklich; nieces, Jean Halverson of Clinton, Wis., Edlyn Plute of Colorado Springs and Mary Ann Miklich of Pueblo; and several great-nieces and nephews. Frances retired from CF&I Steel Bolt Mill after many years of service. She is best remembered as a lifetime member of St. Mary Catholic Church and a member of the Slavonic Lodge No. 3. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Entombment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Babich, Frank
Frank Babich - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 1998 - Frank Babich, 85, Pueblo, passed away on Feb. 27, 1998. Survived by wife, Betty Jo- children, Jean Ann (Dennis) Reisner, Ted (Penny) Babich- mother-in-law, Elma Boren- sister-in-law, Faye Babich- six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Timothy, in 1970- and by three brothers and one sister. Mr. Babich worked as a crane hooker in the tube mill for 25 years, retiring in 1976. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Our Lady of the Meadows parish and the BPOE No. 90 Elks Lodge. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Viewing, Sunday, noon until 5 p.m. and Monday, 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. The family will receive friends at the family home following the interment.

Babich, Johanna
Johanna "Jennie" Lesar Babich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 1, 1987 - Johanna "Jennie" Lesar Babich, 1903 Lynwood, May 31, 1987. Sister of Velma (Joe) Cortese, Mary G o r s h e , Mollie (Ed-ward) Rowley and Helen (Tony) Pechak, all of Pueblo; Steffie (Frank) Mihelick, Cypress, Calif.; and Bill (Eleanor) Lesar, Los Alamitos, Calif. Sister-in-law of Betty and Frank Babich, Pueblo; John Babich, Louisiana, and Faye Babich, Pueblo. Survived also by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, nine godchildren and a special friend, Mary Malensick, as well as numerous other friends. Predeceased by her husband, Tony Babich, who passed away in 1968; and her parents, Louis Lesar Sr. and Theresa Rose Lesar; and brothers and sisters, Louis Lesar Jr., John Lesar, Coach Edward Lesar, Olga Bowsher, Rose Yaklich, Frank Lesar and Pauline Lesar. A lifelong Pueblo resident, Mrs. Babich resided with her sister, Velma, for the past five months. She was a member of St. Mary Parish and the Altar and Rosary Society at the church. Member of Slovenian Ladies Glee Club; WSA, Western Star Lodge No. 16 and the Senior Bowling League at Corsi Lanes. She was also instrumental in starting the Senior Sociables at St. Mary Parish, where she served as chairperson for five years. Mrs. Babich was a cook at the Pueblo Country Club and the Minnequa Club. She later owned and operated the Horseshoe Cafe in Avondale, Services, St. Mary Church: Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Tuesday and rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Roselawn. The family will greet friends in the parish hall following the Mass. They request, in lieu of food, flowers and Masses, that memorials be made to either the Ed Lesar Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Colorado National Bank, Fifth and Main Streets, Pueblo, 81003, or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, 81004.

Babnick, Harry A.
Harry A. Babnick - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 2000 - Harry A. Babnick, 74, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 31, 2000. He is preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Mary Babnick; sister, Ann Babnick; and brother, Albert Babnick. Survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Thelma Babnick; children, Christine (James) Fowler, Roger Babnick, of Pueblo, Mary (Dallas) Scott, of Denver, Kathy, of Denver, Linda (Leroy) McDaniel, Larry (Valerie) Babnick, of Pueblo; grandchildren, Victoria, Cheyenne, Rachal, Danika Fowler, Tammy and Tracy Morton, Taisha Bartsch, Ellie Mae, Wayne and Zachariah Babnick, Matt McDaniel, Adam, Ronnie Ray and Eva Marie Reenze; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Hanson, Stephanie Plese; brothers, Stanley (Frances) Babnick, William Babnick, of Greene, Iowa, Joseph Babnick, of Denver, John (Pat) Babnick, of Shelton, Wash.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Harry was a member of the La Veta Fishing Club and an avid fisherman. He enjoyed spending time in the mountains and spending a weekend in Cripple Creek. He was an employee at Hobbs Linoleum for 38 years before his retirement in 1986. Visitation, 2-4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at the funeral home. Funeral service Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, Rose Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Babnick, Larry Wayne
Larry Wayne Babnick - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2004 - Larry Wayne Babnick, 51, lifetime Puebloan, born Feb. 17, 1953, passed away Oct. 23, 2004. Served in the U.S. Army and was a glass cutter and auto mechanic by trade. Preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Katherine (Watts) Babnick. Survived by his wife, Valerie Hileman Babnick; children, Dennis (Danielle) Hileman, Ellie (Jon) Greenback, Wayne (Anne) Babnick, Zachariah Babnick; four grandchildren; other relatives and friends. At his request, cremation, no formal services.

Baca, Abel A.
Abel A. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 2002 - Abel A. Baca, 64, went to be with the Lord, Sept. 10, 2002. Mr. Baca was born Aug. 5, 1938, in Sopris, Colo. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Susie Baca; brother, Dave Baca; and uncle, Raymond Garcia. He is survived by his children, Cathy (Gabe) Martinez, Yvonne (Ernie) Baca and Steven (Connie) Baca, all of Pueblo, Anthony Baca and Thom Baca both of Reno, Nev.; 8 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his ex-wife, Evelyn Armenta. Also survived by brother, Fred Baca; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, all of his friends at the farm and his special friend, Mary Aguirres. Abel retired from the CF&I after 33 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and all church festivals. He will be remembered as a kind and generous man, who was always available to help anyone in need and was loved by all those who knew him. Visitation at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 North Elizabeth, from noon until 4:30 p.m., Monday. Recitation of the Rosary, 7 p.m. on Monday, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Avondale. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, also at Sacred Heart Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1144 33rd Lane following the interment.

Baca, Adelina R.
Adelina R. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 1987 - Adelina R. Baca, 85, passed away July 21, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Mrs. Baca is survived by her husband, Cipriano Baca of Pueblo; five children, Sylvia (Phillip) Baca of California, Timmie (Charlie) Carreon of Pueblo, George (Ida) Baca of Denver, Cipriano (Beatrice) Baca Jr. of New Mexico, Arthur (Dolores) Baca of New Mexico; 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one son-in-law, David Mercado. She is survived also by one sister, Dolores Santos of California; sisters-in-law, Gladys Romero, Flora Romero; three half-brothers; two half-sisters; numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Baca was preceded in death by one daughter, Rosemary Mercado; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, J. S. Romero Jr., Eugene Romero; and one sister, Helen Vasquez. Mrs. Baca was born Aug. 14, 1901, in Starkville, Colo., and was a Pueblo resident for the past 20 years. Visitation from noon to 5 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary at 7:30 p.m. today at St. Francis Church. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 1987, at St. Francis Church. Interment, Via Crucis, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at 1714 E. Routt and 1812 E. Routt.

Baca, Alfonso
Alfonso Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2000 - Alfonso Baca, 86, of Avondale, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 19, 2000. Mr. Baca was a longtime member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Avondale. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Luciana Baca; parents, Jose and Adela Baca; son, Robert Baca; and daughter, Viola Finn. He is survived by his children, Ferdie Baca, Avondale, Priscilla (Mike) Berens, Arvada, Edward (Lydia) Baca, Colorado Springs, Armando (Jennie) Baca, Avondale, Alex (Pauline) Baca, Pueblo, Linda (Antonio) Flores, Littleton, Joey (Clara) Baca, Arvada, Jess (Cindy) Baca, Pueblo, Mary (Jerry) Fordham, Colorado Springs, and Larry (Esther) Baca, Pueblo; and grandchildren he raised, James, Veronica, Ruben and Paul, for a total of 53 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Baca enjoyed caring for his flowers and trees. He will always be remembered for his smiling eyes and wonderful sense of humor. Visitation will be noon to 3 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2000, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2000, to be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Avondale. Interment will be at St. Vrain Cemetery in Avondale. Friends will be received at the home of Larry and Esther Baca, 5103 Athos Court. The family may be reached at (719) 560-0695. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elm, Pueblo, Colo., 81004, in memory of Alfonso Baca.

Baca, Aloyse
Aloyse Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2004 - Aloyse Baca, 40, affectionately known as "LuLu" departed this life in San Pablo, the result of an auto accident, Feb. 20, 2004. She was born Oct. 11, 1963, in Pueblo. Graduated from Poudre High School in Fort Collins in 1980. She served six years in the U.S. Army. Employed at Buena Ventura Stores. Predeceased by grandparents, Ruben and Abelina Lucero, Emilio and Aurelia Lucero; brother, Stone Lucero; aunt, Genara Manzanares; uncles, Emilio Lucero Jr., Manuel Gonzales; cousin and comadre, Carla Trujillo. Survived by children, David Baca, Amber Baca; parents, Bernie and Gloria Lucero; two brothers, Bernard (Erin) Lucero, Lawrence Lucero; special niece and nephew, Meghan and Spencer Lucero; several aunts, uncles and a host of friends. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Thursday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday; both services, St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Richard Becker, celebrant. Graveside military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team, Roselawn Cemetery.

Baca, Andres
Andres Baca - Huerfano World - December 8, 1990 - Andres "Andy" Baca 82, died Nov. 29, 1990, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, where he had entered two days before. Mr. Baca had been in failing health since Thanksgiving, 1989. Born in Las Vegas, NM, Nov. 10, 1908, he was a young lad when the Baca family moved to Huerfano County. He attended school through the fourth grade and at the age of 11 entered the coal mines where he worked until his retirement. He had been employed in most of the area coal mines in Las Animas and Huerfano County. A member of St. Mary Church and the United Mine Workers of America, he is survived by his wife, Beatrice, Walsenburg; six children, Rita Hurtado, Walsenburg, Viola Pacheco, Aurora; Don Baca, Pueblo, Brenda Kidd, Aurora; James Baca, Denver and Roseann Sandoval, Lakewood. Mrs. Sandoval is a daughter of Andy's by a previous marriage to Roseanne Garcia. He is also survived by two brothers, Joe Baca, Denver and Fred Baca, Visalia, CA; a sister, Fannie Leyba, West Covina, CA; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery with UMWA graveside service. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Baca, Anicasio
Anicasio "Nick" Baca – Pueblo Chieftain – October 24, 2006 - Anicasio "Nick" Baca, born on April 28, 1930 in Chapelle, N.M., to Mariqueta Ortiz and Hipolito Baca, who preceded him in death; along with his brother, Cristobal Baca; his wife's parents, Faustin and Gertrude Benavidez; his daughter, Gloria Baca; and grandson, Albert Baca. He is survived by his wife, Carmen; his children, Frank (Evelyn) Baca, Johnnie Baca, Pete Baca, David (Phyllis) Baca, Ruth (Greg) Mondragon, Dennis Baca, Caroll Baca; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He also is survived by his brothers, Trinidad (Anna) Baca, Antonio (Angie) Baca; and sisters, Clorinda Trujillo, Aurora Baca, Vangie Wickens and Sadie (George) Aoyagi; and numerous other relatives. Nick was retired from the Denver Rio Grande Railroad. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. The family would like to thank John Aragon and the staff at Life Care Center for all the care given to Nick. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday; both at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Baca, Antonio Montez
Antonio Montez Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2001 - Antonio Montez Baca, 80, passed away July 15, 2001. Survived by his children, Ruben Baca, Diane Baca, Darlene (Jessie) Vaughn, Theresa (Paul) Overcash, Mike Baca, Laurie (Joe) Pena, Ruth Baca and Tony Baca, all of Santa Fe, N.M., and Ernest (Denise) Baca of Pueblo; sister, Rose Harvey of California; six grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren. As per his request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The family will receive condolences at 610 Brown, Pueblo, 81004.

Baca, Arthur Anthony
Arthur Anthony "Buddy" Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2003 - Arthur Anthony "Buddy" Baca, 73, born Aug. 1, 1930, in Shoemaker, N.M., passed away peacefully Sept. 16, 2003, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. A Pueblo resident for the past 52 years, Mr. Baca was a retired ammo specialist with the former Pueblo Army Depot and served four years in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed his vegetable garden, reading his Bible daily, working the daily crossword puzzles in the newspaper and watching the Denver Broncos games with family and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Eusebio and Mary Agnes (Cordova) Baca; a brother, Joe R. Baca; a sister, Mary Grace Griffing. He leaves to cherish his memory, beloved wife of 47 years, Josie Flores Baca; children, James Arthur Baca, Michael J. Baca, Albert "Ron" (Dorothy) Baca, Donna M. (Harold) Padilla, Elizabeth A. (Jerry Montoya) Baca; siblings, Frank L. (Carmen) Baca, Dr. Mary Ann (Ramon) Roldan; sister-in-law, Mabel Baca; six grandchildren, Desiree (Ted Soto) Baca, Shawn Baca, Aaron Baca, Sarah Montoya, Jerri Lynn Montoya, Alexander Baca; great-granddaughter, Kaylee Baca, his "Little Princess"; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Both services, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at graveside, Roselawn Cemetery.

Baca, Arthur Filberto
Arthur Filberto Baca – Pueblo Chieftain – August 7, 2006 - Arthur Filberto Baca, 81, a lifetime Puebloan, born Jan. 16, 1925, passed away unexpectedly at the V.A. Medical Center, Denver, Aug. 2, 2006. Mr. Baca was a retired journeyman carpenter. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the 77th Infantry Division. He was wounded in battle May 2, 1945, in Okinawa, R.I. He received the Purple Heart, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal with Bronze Star, World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. As an accomplished carpenter, Arthur enjoyed building/remodeling homes, and always said when they finished he had made another friend for life. He loved to see the glow in ladies' eyes when he finished their cabinets, kitchens and bathrooms. Arthur was predeceased by his parents, Jose Natividad and Sotera (Saiz) Baca; a brother, Daniel Baca; two sisters, Irene Treadway and Josie Valencia; and beloved wife, Lillian Baca, in 1984. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Arthur (Christina) Baca, Stephenie (Leo) Herrera, Debra (Gilbert) Gonzales; siblings, Jose Baca, Louie (Joann) Baca, Esther (Henry) Baca, Mary (Eddie) Santoyo and Virginia Cassidy; grandchildren, Amber, Monique, Zachariah, Santiago, Reanna, Paul, Danielle, Julian, Henry; numerous nieces, nephews and special friends, Joe Montoya, Andres Lopez and John Baros. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Our Lady of The Assumption Catholic Church. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team to follow. Interment, noon Wednesday, Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Baca, Consuelo
Miss Consuelo Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - June 3, 1922 - Miss Consuelo Baca, 16 years old, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. F. Baca of Pueblo, was shot and probably fatally wounded by Josephine LaVerta, 18 years old, a Spanish girl, who was later arrested by the local police. The shooting occurred at the Pueblo Loretto Academy, where Miss Baca is a student and a member of the graduating class of next month.

Baca, Cordelia Gurule
Cordelia Gurule Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2001 - Cordelia Gurule Baca went home to the Lord July 16, 2001. Predeceased by beloved husband of 50 years, George Marshall Baca; also her loving son, Ronald Lee Baca; sister, Dorothy Montoya; brother, Paul Gurule; and brother-in-law, Joe Autobee. She leaves behind her children to cherish her beautiful memories; John, Victor (Cheryl), Joanne, David (Brenda), George (Katrina); brother, Art (Angie) Gurule; sister, Palmie Autobee; grandchildren, Leanna (Manuel), Melanie, Candace, Diamon (Jason), Cerissa, Victor (Jessica), Matthew (April), Bernadette; great-grandchildren; Daniel "Eli," Lorena, Elisa, Caeleigh, David Jr., Ashley, Matthew Jr.; special friends, Joan Murnane, Millie Escajera. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Cordelia was born Jan. 18, 1924, to the union of Pete Gurule and Rebecca Ortiviz. Raised by godparents, Joe and Tomasita Mondragon. "Grandma Cordie" as she was affectionately known to many additional children as well as all her natural grandchildren was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She left a unique legacy as a spiritual Angel on Earth. She was based in her faith as a devout Catholic with special lifelong dedications to the Holy Rosary, Our Lady of Fatima and The Novenas. A lifetime Pueblo resident, Cordie was a uniquely gifted Ranch-Homemaker/Manager for 41 years. She will be remembered for her exquisite baking and cooking skills she perfected to delivery. She will be especially remembered as a dedicated, loving mother and gracious lady always ready to offer warm, gentle wit. Cordelia was a strong and courageous woman, graced with class, elevated personal dignity and poise at its highest level. She will be deeply missed by the many lives she blessed with her caring heart and tender smile. Recitation of the rosary this evening, 7 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 8 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment to follow at the Baca Family Ranch Cemetery.

Baca, Delphinia
Delphinia "Del" Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 1999 - Delphinia "Del" Baca, 55, went to be with the Lord July 5, 1999. She was born June 18, 1944, to Joe and Eleanor Martinez. Preceded in death by parents Joel, and Eleanor Martinez- brother, Joe (Sonny) Martinez- sister, Viola Langlois. Survived by husband, Camilo Baca Jr., of the family home- son, Jason Baca, Littleton- sisters, Rose (Jess) Arellano, Janice (Henry) Madrid of Pueblo- four stepchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. Del worked for Seal Pharmacy for 10 years and Potter Pharmacy for three years. She was a collector of music boxes and Elvis memorabilia and loved to hear his music. Her greatest accomplishment in her life was her son, Jason. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Dr. Happy Carmona, Emmett Seal of Seal Pharmacy, Dave and Cathy Bossi of Potter Pharmacy. She will be sadly missed by all whose lives she touched through her employment as clerk and delivery person. Funeral services will be held at St. Leander Church, 10a.m. Thursday. Interment of cremated remains will be at a later time. The family will greet friends and relatives at the church hall following the services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

Baca, Dora Pino
Dora Pino Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 1998 - Dora Pino Baca, departed this life on Oct. 18, 1998, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. She was born on May 23, 1909, in Walsenburg, Colo., to Juan and Margarita Pino. Preceded in death by her son, Robert Maes- husband, Chris Baca- and former husband, Nick Maes- and four brothers and six sisters. Dora was mother to Gilbert (Patricia) Maes- and grandmother to 10 grandchildren- great-grandmother to 11- and great-great-grandmother to three. Dora was born and raised in Walsenburg, then moved to Pueblo in the 1950s. She was employed by the Pueblo Army Depot where she served as a laborer in the ammunition department. She retired from the PAD, then spent the remaining years of her life as a wonderful mother, grandmother and aunt to her family, who loved her very much. She was also a member of St. Leander Parish and a devoted Catholic. Visitation at the funeral home Tuesday, 1-7 p.m. and Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998. Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998. Both services to be held at St. Leander Parish. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Baca, Eddie Facundo
Eddie Facundo Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2004 - Eddie Facundo Baca, 73, passed away Aug. 10, 2004, following a lengthy illness. Born Oct. 13, 1930, in Sapello, N.M., he was a retired construction worker. Mr. Baca was a former Morada member; he also enjoyed family gatherings, watching wrestling, western movies and playing cards. Predeceased by his parents, Camilo and Silveria Trujillo Baca; his biological father, Secundino Mascarenas; first wife, Julia Baca; son, Tony Griego; father- and mother-in-law, Manuel and Lupita Griego. He leaves to cherish his memory, beloved wife, Clarice Kozak Baca; children, Connie (Joe) Martinez, Elizabeth (Bill) Gallegos, Annie (Ernie) Gallegos, Lorraine (Tomas) Gallegos, Judy (Gilbert) Lucero, Betty (Chris) Lucero; 21 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Franklin Jimmie and Timothy Dean; siblings, Gomencinda (Benito) Roybal, Adam (Bobbie) Baca, Annie (Wilfred) Carrasco, Nick (Roseanne) Baca, Camilo Baca Jr., Rosemary (Charles) Chavez, John (Lisa) Baca, Camillan Baca, Sharon (Adrian) Baca; extended family, Epimenio (Connie) Mascarenas, Della (Lupe) Urioste, Aggie (Mike) Jaramillo; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, and of course his constant companion, his little Chihuahua dog, "Olivia." Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, St. Leander Catholic Church, with the Rev. Marco Antonio Salinas as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the St. Leander Hall following the burial rites.

Baca, Edward A. Sr.
Edward A. Baca Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2005 - Edward A. Baca Sr., 93, departed this life April 13, 2005. He was born March 23, 1913, in Las Vegas, N.M., to Jose Leon and Pablita Aragon Baca, both of whom precede him in death and also wife, Stella Moya Baca; sons, Frankie and Leroy; daughters, Antonia and Josie. Mr. Baca retired from Bernstein's Brothers. He enjoyed spending time with his family, working in his yard tending to his fruit trees and his once a year trip to Santoaurio. Edward is survived by his children, Juana (Horacio) Olguin, Linda (Alfonso) Martinez, Rosie (Larry) Nagelschneider, Joe (Frances) Baca, Edward (Viola) Baca, Ezequel (Cynthia) Baca, Connie (Jerry) Champion, Sam Baca, Evelyn (Leroy) Mondragon and Ralph (Clara) Baca; 39 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 4 p.m. today. Rosary, 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, both services at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Father John Farley, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Baca, Elvia Maria Almeda
Elvia Maria Almeda Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - April 07, 2004 - Elvia Maria Almeda Baca, 27, loving daughter, beloved wife, faithful sister, wonderful mother and a friend to many, departed this life unexpectedly on April 4, 2004. A lifetime Pueblo resident, Elvia was born on June 12, 1976. She graduated from South High School in 1994. Elvia loved spending time with her three beautiful daughters, going to church and family gatherings, especially during the holidays. Elvia is preceded in death by her grandparents, Jess and Pauline Almeda, Leonarda Flores; uncle, David Almeda; and cousin, Tito Almeda Jr. She leaves to cherish her memory, her parents, Frank and Estela Almeda; husband, Carlos Baca; children, Kayla Ranae, Mercedes Alexandra and Samantha Christine Baca; two sisters, Elena (Brian) Kasan, Estelle (Benny Lopez) Almeda; a brother, Frank "Kiko" Almeda; grandfather, Jose Remedios; grandmother, Helen (Phil) Valerio; aunts, Teresa (John Lausell) Almeda, Catalina (Francisco) Serrano, Margarita (Toby) Rael and Jessica Felipe Flores; uncles, Michael (Olivama) Almeda, Tito (Joann) Almeda Sr., Esiquel (Maggie) Flores, Porfirio (Sharon) Flores and Ramon (Marta) Flores; special cousin, Barbara (Shane) Altis; father- and mother-in-law, Ray and Gloria Martinez; sisters-in-law, Valerie Baca, Lynette Martinez; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. today, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The Almeda-Baca family will receive friends at the family home.

Baca, Ely
Ely Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2006 - Ely Baca, 76, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 24, 2006. Preceded in death by his former spouse, Jennie Romero; parents, Eulojio and Antonia Baca; and brother, Lucas Baca. He is survived by his loving and caring wife, Margaret Baca; children, Annette (Joe) Sanchez, Mary (Joe) Vargas, Dennis (Delores) Gonzales, Bob Gonzales, John (Geri) Gonzales, Gary (Valentina) Gonzales, Dale (Shelley) Gonzales and Sammy (Cynthia) Gonzales; brother, Theodore Baca; sisters, Lupe Baca and Ersie Vigil; beloved dog, Bo; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday; both at Romero Chapel, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall following burial.

Baca, Emma Mary
Emma Mary Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2004 - Emma Mary Baca, 90, passed away March 27, 2004. She is preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Wilma Guarduno; husband, Albert F. Baca, 1981; and brothers, Abraham and Lloyd Guarduno. Emma is survived by her son, Albert (Marie) Baca; grandchildren, Robert (Ann) Lucero, Albert (Marie) Baca, Renee (Robert) Montano, Gilbert (Gina) Baca, Crystal Saiz; 14 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Vigil service, 6 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2004, Holy Rosary Catholic Church with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Baca, Ernest Jake Sr.
Ernest Jake Baca Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2003 - Ernest Jake Baca Sr., 70, of Pueblo, passed away May 28, 2003. Born Aug. 18,1932, in Trinidad, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Rose Baca; one brother, Jesus Baca; sisters-in-law, Rosie Ortega and Carmen Garcia. Survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Mary Lou Baca of the family home; children, Judy (Charlie Garcia) Baca, Carol (Rick Brown) Arellano, Dennis (Veronica) Baca, Ernest (Pam) Baca Jr.; grandchildren, Nicole (Elvis Cordova) Arellano, Tiffany (Gilbert Montoya) Baca and Jacob Baca; sisters, Maggie Santos, Maxine (Frank) Orona, Debra (Marty Herndon) Duran, Diane (Mike) Yallanardo, Jackie (Richard) Roldan and Rosie Trujillo; in-laws, Armando (Sadie) Chavez, Esther (Albert) Garcia, Henrietta (Rudy) Salazar, Berta (Frank) Ortiz, Nellie (Eloy) Baca, Placido Garcia and Fernie Ortega. Numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives. Ernest served in the Navy during the Korean War. Retired from Dana Corp. in 1992 after 42 years of service. He enjoyed his trips to Cripple Creek, Las Vegas and he loved his Broncos. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday; both at St. Joseph Church, in Blende. Celebrant, Father Jim Koenigsfeld. Interment, Roselawn. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Baca, Fedelina
Fedelina Baca - Caρon City Daily Record - October 19, 2005 - Fedelina Baca 83, died Oct. 15, 2005. She was born May 27, 1922, in Redwing, to Moses and Josephine (Pacheco) Martinez. She married Isaac Baca on Oct. 26, 1936, in Gardner. She is survived by her children, Urban Baca, Caρon City, Herbert Baca, Florence, Martha (Ernie) Schumacher, Florence, Delores Martinez, Kingman, Ariz., Arlene (Jerry) DeLoach, Florence; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Isaac; one son and one grandson. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Holt Family Funeral Home. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, at Holt Chapel of the Garden. Burial will be at a later date at Mountain Vale Memorial Park. Arrangements were handled by Holt Family Funeral Home.

Baca, Felipe
Felipe Baca – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – April 7, 1874 – Felipe Baca, an old and well known citizen of Trinidad, died on the 3d instant.

Baca, Floripa G.
Floripa G. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 2001 - Floripa G. Baca, 97, departed this life Dec. 5, 2001, at Parkview Medical Center. Born March 24, 1904, in Las Lourdes, N.M. She was a homemaker, enjoying crocheting, sewing and working puzzles. Preceded in death by parents, Juan B. and Crucita (Gonzales) Garcia; son, Nick Baca; and husband, Fidencio Baca. Survived by her children, Agapita (Louie) Montoya, Flora (Emilio) DeTello, Gonsalo (Josie) Baca, Margarito (Lorraine) Baca, Elesario Baca, Audilia (Luiz) Lovato; 19 grandchildren; numerous other great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, noon Saturday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rev. Richard Becker, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. - Floripa G. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2001 - We the family of Floripa G. Baca would like to express our sincere appreciation for the kindness shown during the loss of our mother. A very special thanks to Charles and Petra McCulley for the personal concern shown, we appreciate the beautiful flowers you placed in momma's hand, also the food tray you sent and your staff for the wonderful service they provided us. A special thanks to Father Richard Becker, and staff of St. Joseph Church, Mr. Lupe Gutierrez for the beautiful music you provided, and all the people who attended, and those who helped with the serving. We also appreciate the flowers, cards, phone calls. Thank you, and God Bless all. Sincerely, Agapita Montoya, Flora DeTello, Gonsalo Baca, Audilia Lovato, and families.

Baca, Frances W.
Frances W. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2005 - Frances W. Baca, 60, passed away July 22, 2005. Survived by husband, Lee Baca of the family home; children, Orlando Purdue of Pueblo, Elizabeth Purdue of Colorado Springs, Debra (Gene) Casados of Pueblo, Yolanda Sena of Pueblo, Vickey (Joylene) Sena of Pueblo; sisters, Peggy Trujillo and Sally (Gene) Parker, both of Pueblo; brothers, George Rodgers, Jim (Rita) Rodgers and Richard Rodgers, all of Pueblo. Frances is also survived by 11 Grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Preceded in death by her parents, and two daughters, Frances W. and Debra Purdue. Born on Jan. 13, 1945, to Henry and Viola Rodgers. She was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church. Viewing will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at the Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1099 S. McCulloch Blvd., Pueblo West, with Pastor Cliff Ball officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials made be made to the Cornerstone Baptist Church, through the funeral home office.

Baca, Gene
Gene Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 1999 - Gene Baca, age 78, member of the pioneer Baca and Finn families, was born in Undercliff, Colo., and passed away April 22, 1999, in Kingman, Ariz. Preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Elise Baca, and by his brothers, Gilbert and George Baca. Survived by daughters, Patricia (Ed) McNeely, Westminster, Calif., Christina Martinez, Peoria, Ariz., Kathleen (Gregory) Beatie, Chula Vista, Calif., Susan (Baltazar) Perez, Cypress, Calif., Rebecca Norris, Lake Elsinore, Calif., and Ellen Baca, Kingman, Ariz.- brothers and sisters, Annie (Jess) Rodriguez, Jenny Rodriguez, Toby (Frances) Baca, Sam (Mary) Baca Jr. and Helen (Florencio) Quintana, all of Pueblo- 18 grandchildren- and 21 great-grandchildren. Mr. Baca lived in Kingman, Ariz., for the past 17 years and was a master mechanic and member of St. Mary Church in Kingman. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday. Both services, St. Joseph Church, Blende. Interment will be on the Baca Family Ranch.

Baca, George
George "Fred" Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2003 - George "Fred" Baca, 49, went to be with the Lord April 26, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Feb. 1, 1954, in Pueblo, Colo., to George and Victoria Baca. Preceded in death by his grandparents; sister and two brothers. Survived by parents, George and Louise Baca, Victoria and David Herrera; children, Shawna Rae (Jim) Hodgson, Kimberly Celeste Baca and George Kyle Baca; grandson, Gavin Hodgson; sister, Carla (Ric) Alvarez; brother, Kenneth (Connie) Baca; nephew, Kenn Medina; and a special cousin, J.R. Elizondo. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and special friend, Carl Califano. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Holy Family Catholic Parish. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the giver's choice through the funeral home office.

Baca, George D.
George D. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 1986 - George D. Baca, 67, of Pueblo died Sept. 15, 1986, at Fort Lyon Veterans Hospital. He was a WWII veteran serving in the Army. He is survived by his wife, five sons, three daughters, numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He is survived also by one brother and one sister. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday at Fort Lyon Chapel with interment to follow at Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Baca, George Marshall
George Marshall Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 1996 - George Marshall Baca, went to be with the Lord June 7, 1996. A lifetime farmer, rancher and cowboy, he is survived by devoted and loving wife of 50 plus years, Cordelia of the family home, children, John Baca, Victor (Cheryl) Baca, Joanne Baca-Emerson, David (Brenda) Baca, George Baca and Mary Ann Jasper; daughter-in-law, Jo Kountz-Baca; grandfather of 14 including Leanne and goddaughter, Melanie, who were raised at the family ranch. Also survived by four great-great-grandchildren of three brothers, Gene Baca, Toby (Francis) Baca and Sam (Mary) Baca; three sisters, Annie (Jess) Rodriguez, Jennie (Steve) Rodriguez and Helen (Florencio) Quintana; sister-in-law, Eva Baca, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Samuel and Elise Baca; brother, Gilbert Baca, and son, Ron Baca. George was a veteran of U.S. Navy and was personally decorated with the Silver Star, Purple Heart and other South Pacific Theater medals by President Harry S. Truman and Admiral George Nimitz aboard the USS San Francisco, having survived 14 major battle campaigns. Mr. Baca was a sixth generation Colorado son of the Baca, Finn and Autobee pioneer families and was very proud of his Spanish, Irish and French heritage. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday. Both services, St. Joseph Church, Blende. Interment, Baca Ranch Cemetery. Arrangements by McCarthy Comer Funeral Home. 329 Goodnight Ave.

Baca, Georgino
Georgino Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - August 02, 2000 - Georgino Baca, 66, died July 30, 2000, at a hospital in Pueblo. He was a retired plater. Mr. Baca was born March 29, 1934, in Taos, N.M., to Manuel A. and Elena Baca, who are deceased. He was married Nov. 27, 1952, to Martha F. Espinoza, who is deceased. He is survived by three sons, Michael, Wayne, and John; two daughters, Gloria Vigil and Georgianna Ausec; a brother, Ruben; nine sisters, Grace Aguilar, Sally Yates, Annie Mecure, Nancy Santos, Mary Gutierrez, Rose Bobian, Eileen Ayala, Ruth Aguero and Lisa Montiel; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Christopher, and a brother, Joe. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, 80910, (719) 634-1597, with a vigil to follow at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2030 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs. Graveside services will be at noon Friday at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. Family and friends will be gathering back at Sacred Heart Catholic Church immediately following the graveside service.

Baca, Gloria
Gloria Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2002 - Gloria Baca, 41, affectionately know as "Aunti Mogey," passed away May 15, 2002, following a lengthy illness. Survived by her parents, Anicasio "Nick" and Carmen Baca; brothers, Frank (Evelyn) Baca, John Baca, Pete (Doris) Baca, Dave Baca and Dennis (Yvette) Baca, all of Pueblo; sisters, Ruth (Greg) Mondragon and Caroll Baca, all of Pueblo; special friend, Cherie Evans; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many special friends. Gloria enjoyed many sports, including bowling and darts. At her request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2002, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Gertrude Garza officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Baca, Gregory Eugene
Gregory Eugene Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2004 - Gregory Eugene Baca, 45, lifetime Puebloan born May 14, 1959, departed this life Aug. 19, 2004. Predeceased by his father, Gilbert Baca Sr.; brothers, John Baca, Gilbert Baca Jr., and Louie Baca, June 17, 2004; and also a niece, Naomi Sanchez. Survived by his mother and best friend, Mary Vialpando Baca; children, Leonard Lucero, Greg (Aurora Dishta) Baca Jr., Angela (Mike Jackson) Baca, Rachell (Fernando Romero) Ballou; grandchildren, Andres Quintana, Yunik Baca, Tony, Deangela and Santiago Baca, Isabella Romero; siblings, Virginia (Terry) Toal, Barbara Valdez, Mary (Tony) Gutierrez; goddaughter, Selena Valles; godmother, Sadie Vialpando; numerous other relatives and friends. At Greg's request, cremation. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel, Pastor Tim Aragon officiating. The Baca family will receive friends at Zaragoza Hall following the memorial service.

Baca, Hilario
Hilario "Harry" Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 1999 - Hilario "Harry" Baca, 89, formally of Pueblo, passed away May 16, 1999 in Denver. Born Dec. 2, 1909 in San Miguel, N.M. Preceded in death by his parents, Eliseo and Adelaida Montano Baca- three brothers, Joe Baca, Domingo Baca and Lee Baca, two sisters, Teodora Baca and Veronica Marquez Baca. Survived by his loving wife Mary Baca of the family home in Denver- son, Ricardo (Judi) Baca, Superior, Colo.- daughter Kathy (Allan) Bradford, Look out Mountain, Ga.- brothers, Mike Baca, Pueblo and Del Baca, Albuquerque, N.M.-sister, Florinda Samudio, Albuquerque, N.M.- seven grandchildren and Five great grandchildren. Viewing Wednesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Vigil Rosary, Wednesday 8:30 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Celebrant Rev. Ervin Schmitt. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Baca, Isadore Sr.
Isadore Chido" Baca Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 05, 1998 - Isadore Chido" Baca Sr., 67, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 3, 1998. Born on April 18, 1931, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his wife, Lupe Martinez Baca- and parents, Jake and Laura Baca. Survived by sons, Isadore Ed (Dawn) Baca, Pueblo, Chris (Dorothy) Baca, Denver, Steve Baca, Colorado Springs, Eugene Baca, Denver- stepsons, Larry Martinez, Joe Martinez, both of Pueblo, and Tony Martinez, Cheyenne, Wyo.- stepdaughters, Theresa (Andy) Lucero, Highlands Ranch, and Anita (Tim) Finn, San Antonio, Texas- brothers, Manuel (Maria) Baca, Pueblo, Gilbert (Mary) Baca, Colorado Springs, and Jake Baca, Pueblo- sister, Delia (Juan) Pizzaro, Pueblo- 24 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Member of the VFW Post No. 61, and American Legion Post No. 204 Denver and a member of the Crusillo, and Teamsters Union. Viewing from 1-6 p.m. today and Friday. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. Joseph Church, Rev. Bob Carden, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 2400 W. 14th.

Baca, Jesus J.
Jesus J. "Tuddy" Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 2003 - Jesus J. "Tuddy" Baca passed away March 4, 2003, in Pueblo. Jesus was born Dec. 18, 1927, in Trinidad, Colo., to Jake and Rose Gallegos Baca. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Geraldine; and son, Tim. He is survived by his children, Mercedes Blair, of Colorado Springs, Steven Baca, of Pueblo and Ramona Vega, of Denver; his brother, Ernest (Mary Lou) Baca, of Pueblo; sisters, Maggie Santos, Maxine (Frank) Orona, Rosie Trujillo, Jackie (Richard) Roldan, Diana (Mike) Yallanardo and Debbie (Marty) Duran, all of Pueblo; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2003, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road with Father Richard Becker as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery with military honors provided by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family will greet friends at the church fellowship hall following the graveside service.

Baca, Jesus Maria
Jesus Maria Baca - Colorado Daily Chieftain - April 26, 1876 - Jesus Maria Baca, the oldest native printer in New Mexico, died at Santa Fe on the 20th, aged sixty-five years. He learned his trade in Durango, Mexico, returned to the territory with Padre Martinez, and under the latter establishment the first printing office in the territory of Taos, about the year 1835; and we believe the first printing office west of the Mississippi valley. He remained in the office until 1847, when it was purchased and removed to Santa Fe by Hovey & Davis, who published the Santa Fe Republican, the first newspaper established and printed in the territory.

Baca, Joe L.
Joe L. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 1987 - Joe L. Baca, 85, late of 525 Bellevue Place, died March 26, 1987, following a lengthy illness. Retired from CF&I, Open Hearth in 1967 with 28 years of service. Member of St. Patrick Church. Preceded in death by his brother, Domingo Baca, 1984. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Tillie Baca; grandson, James T. (Rose Marie) Tafoya, whom he raised as son and only son from infancy; daughter-in-law, Evelyn (John) Mascarenas, Pueblo; sisters and brothers, Flora (Bob) Samudio, Albuquerque, N.M., Vernie Marquez, Pueblo, Mike (Marge) Baca, Pueblo, Harry (Mary) Baca, Denver, Lee (Libby) Baca, Oakland, Calif., and Del (Mercy) Baca, Albuquerque. Also survived by six other grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday at Rivera Chapel, and Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Church, with Bishop Tafoya officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 525 Bellevue.

Baca, Joe O.
Joe O. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 1999 - Joe O. Baca, 70, passed away April 15, 1999. Survived by his wife, Jennie Baca- brothers and sisters, Grace (Cruz) Aguilar, Annie (Mike) Mecure, Nancy (Manuel) Santos, Sally Yates, Rosie (Richard) Villanueva, George (Martha) Baca, Nash (Eileen) Ayala, Ruth (Foster) Arguello, Lisa (Joe) Montel, Mary Gutierrez, Ruben (Josie) Baca. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

Baca, John George
John George Baca – Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 1997 - John George Baca, 43, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 20, 1997, at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. A lifetime Puebloan, John was born on Feb. 9, 1954. He was a salesman for Hwy. 50 Auto Plex. Preceded in death by his father, Gilbert Baca Sr., October 1990- brother, Gilbert Baca Jr., October 1988- grandparents, Joe and Sinforosa Vialpando, Jose Leon and Pablita Baca- and niece, Naomi Sanchez, August 1979- also his good friend, Donald Sonny" Blauser. Survived by his children, Tammy (Tony) Baca, Cassie Bubbles" Baca, Johnny (Carla) Baca- his mother, Mary (Vialpando) Baca- six grandchildren, Destiny, Joshua, Jaylynn, Rocky, Iesha, Jennesa- two brothers, Greg Baca, Louis (Kathleen) Baca- three sisters, Virginia (Terry) Toal, Barbara Baca, Mary (Anthony) Gutierrez- former wife, Marlene Lunbom- special friend, Dorothy Montanez- special friends, Tom and Carol Ashton- numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. John's greatest joy was spending time with his children and grandchildren. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Evening service, 7 p.m. today. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, both services, Angelus Chapel. Pastor Sam Orosco and Rev. Rudy Vasquez of the Landmark Apostolic Church officiating. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at 1104 Palmer.

Baca, John R.
John R. "Shorty" Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - August 03, 2001 - Passed away Aug. 1, 2001. He is survived by his loving wife, Ida Baca; children, Albert (Leonor) Baca of Clinton, Iowa, Lucille (Mike) Heintz of Rolling Meadows, Ill.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Also survived by sisters, Esther and Antoinette; brother, Sam; and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing will be at Imperial Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, both services at Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Baca, Jose Arturo
Jose Arturo Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2000 - Jose Arturo Baca, 73, of Pueblo went home to be with the Lord Nov. 26, 2000. Born April 27, 1927, in Sapello, N.M. Survived by his sisters-in-law, Mrs. Susan Baca of Pueblo and Mrs. Rose Baca of Henderson, Nev.; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Memorial vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Memorial funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Leander Church, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. No viewing, cremation. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after the Mass.

Baca, Josephine R.
Josephine R. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2001 - Josephine R. Baca, 66, departed this life Dec. 12, 2001, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital. A lifetime Puebloan, she was born April 9, 1935. A devout Catholic, Josephine prayed her rosary faithfully. She was a religious educator for the Pueblo Catholic Diocese; she was also a member of the Blue Army Legion of Mary, the Altar Society of Sacred Heart Church, plus other prayer groups within the church. As a hobby she made ceramic statues of the various saints of the church, and gave them to the sick and shut-ins. She also had a doll collection spanning over 20 years. Preceded in death by her parents, Augustine and Catherine (Taylor) Regalado; infant daughter, Maxine Martinez. Survived by her husband, Ruben Baca; children Rebecca Gonzales, Cynthia (Lloyd) Vigil, Jessie (Michael) Garcia, Maria Martinez, Max A. Martinez Jr., 13 grandchildren to include Felicia Martinez and Bianca Flores, whom she raised; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Maria Louisa Zamora, Richard (Josephine) Regalado, Tom Regalado, Anthony (Virginia) Regalado, Ron (Lennie) Regalado, Ralph (Josephine) Regalado; former husband and good friend, Max A. Martinez Sr.; and numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Monday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn.

Baca, Josie
Josie Baca – Newspaper Unknown – March 1999 - Hale County, Texas – Muleshoe - Funeral Mass for Josie Baca, 73, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Joe Augustine, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Muleshoe Memorial Park by Ellis Funeral Home. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel. Mrs. Baca died Wednesday, March 24, 1999, in Muleshoe Area Medical Center. She was born May 3, 1925, in Trinidad, Colo. She moved to Muleshoe from Pueblo, Colo., in 1969. She was a homemaker and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. On May 12, 1947, she married Fred Baca in Trinidad. He died in March of 1980. Survivors include a daughter, Josie Guerrero of Muleshoe; a sister, Mary Hernandez of Olton; and two grandchildren.

Baca, Juanita
Juanita Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2006 - Juanita Baca, 77, passed away May 26, 2006. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and service, 11 a.m. Wednesday; both at Imperial Funeral Home. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Baca, Lalo
Lalo Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 1997 - Lalo Baca, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away at his home on Nov. 15, 1997. Lalo will be sadly missed and long remembered by his many friends and family from Pueblo's East Side where he was the owner and operator of Baca's Grocery at 13th and Troy for many years. Mr. Baca enjoyed fishing, traveling, especially to the Colorado mountains, but most of all he loved people and his family. Survived by his sons, David L. Martinez and Robert R. (Esther) Martinez- grandsons, David, Robert, James and Ben Martinez- two great-grandchildren- brothers, Dan and Eugene Callahan- sister, Elsie Wedel- and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He is preceded in death by his wife, Sophie (1985). Recitation of the rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 1997, with funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at St. Leander Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation from 2 until 4 p.m. on Monday. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Baca, Louis Patrick
Louis Patrick Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2004 - Louis Patrick Baca, 41, known to family and friends as Louie, departed this life unexpectedly June 17, 2004. He was born Sept. 28, 1962, in Denver. He served in the U.S. Army and was a cook by trade. Predeceased by his father, Gilbert Baca Sr.; brothers, John Baca and Gilbert Baca Jr.; and a niece, Naomi Sanchez. Survived by his mother, Mary Baca; daughters, Lorrie Romero, Mayme (Chris) Nelson, Brittney Baca, Patricia Baca, Chantelle Baca and Rebecca Baca; three grandchildren, Fred Romero Jr., Jasmin Caballero and Ciera Martinez Baca; one brother, Greg Baca Sr.; sisters, Virginia (Terry) Toal, Barbara Valdez, Mary (Tony) Gutierrez; special niece, Crystal Aragon; special nephew, Solomon Aragon Jr.; special friend, Gloria Mascarenas; other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel, with the Rev. Tim Aragon officiating. Cremation to follow. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the service.

Baca, Luciana D.
Luciana D. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2000 - Luciana D. Baca, 83, of Avondale, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, March 2, 2000. A lifetime member of the Altar and Rosary Society for over 40 years and volunteer for many hours of service at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Avondale. Preceded in death by her parents, Ricardo and Reynalda Sandoval; son Robert Baca; and daughter, Viola Finn. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Alfonso Baca; siblings, Juan (Loyola) Sandoval, Ernest (Yolanda) Sandoval and Lydia Melena; children, Ferdie Baca, Avondale, Priscilla (Mike) Berens, Arvada, Edward (Lydia) Baca, Colorado Springs, Armando (Jennie) Baca, Avondale, Alex (Pauline) Baca, Pueblo, Linda (Antonio) Flores, Littleton, Joey (Clara) Baca, Arvada, Jess (Cindy) Baca, Pueblo, Mary (Jerry) Fordham, Colorado Springs and Larry (Esther) Baca, Pueblo; and grandchildren that she raised, James, Veronica, Ruben and Paul, for a total of 53 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation from 1 until 5 p.m. today and Sunday at the funeral home. Recitation of the rosary 7 p.m. Sunday with funeral Mass 10 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2000. Both services to be held at Sacred Heart Church of Avondale. Interment will be at St. Vrain Cemetery in Avondale. Memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elm, Pueblo, Colo., 81004, in memory of Mrs. Baca.

Baca, Lucille A.
Lucille A. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 1987 - Lucille A. Baca, 77, passed away Jan, 5, 1997. Mrs. Baca is survived by six children, Carmen (Ruben) Ramirez of Denver, Lucy (Horace) Morino of La Junta, Ernestine Garcia of California, Theresa Santistevan of Pueblo, Paul (Maria) Baca of New Mexico, Julia Stevens of Pueblo; and numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She also is survived by one sister, one brother and numerous relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul A. Baca Sr., in 1974. Mrs. Baca was born Dec. 7, 1909, in Taos, N.M., and resided in Pueblo for the past 30 years. Visitation hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Rome. Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m. today at St. Francis. Rosary recitation at 10 a.m. Thursday at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Via Crucis, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment.

Baca, Manuel
Manuel Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2002 - Age 75, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord April 19, 2002. Born July 20, 1926, in Vineland, Colo. Preceded in death by, sons, Morris Baca, Ricky Baca, Manuel Baca Jr. and Mario Rocha; his parents, Jake and Laura Baca; sisters, Dorothy Duran, Bernice Gomez and Lucinda Mae Casarez; also one brother, Isadore Baca. Survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Maria Baca, Pueblo ; son, Anthony Baca, Calif.; brothers, Jake Baca Jr., Pueblo, and Gilbert (Mary) Baca, Colorado Springs; sister, Delia Pizarro, Pueblo ; special grandson, Mario. Also two granddaughters and one grandson. Manuel loved sports, he loved to make people laugh and joke with people. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. Monday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow.

Baca, Maria Ramona
Maria Ramona Espinoza Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 2001 - Maria Ramona Espinoza Baca, 65, a Pueblo homemaker departed this life Jan. 17, 2001, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital. Born Dec. 2, 1935, in Chihuahua, Mexico. Preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Julia (Sosa) Espinoza; husband, Robert Monguero Rodriguez. Survived by eight sons; three daughters, two brothers; one sister; 41 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Rosary vigil, 9:30 a.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Father Roberto Carden officiating. Interment, Durango, Mexico.

Baca, Michael James
Michael James Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 1999 - Michael James Baca, 25, of Pueblo passed away unexpectedly March 13, 1999.Born Dec. 24, 1973, in Ogden, Utah. Preceded in death by his brother, Anthony Baca- grandparents, Manuel and Margarita Baca- and grandfather, Antonio Martinez. Survived by his wife, Beth Ann Baca, of the family home- son, Raymond Baca, both of Pueblo- daughter, Alisa Marie, Ogden, Utah. Survived by his parents, Adelmo and Maria Baca- brothers, Adelmo Baca Jr. and Brian Baca, both of Ogden, Utah- sisters, Deborah (Martin) Muro, Monica (Joey) Martinez, Joann Baca and Melissa Baca, all of Ogden- stepbrothers, Bobby Chavez, Dave Chavez, Manuel Chavez and Paul Chavez- stepsisters, Therese Chavez and Lori Chavez, all of Ogden- six nephews- four nieces- and numerous relatives. Michael enjoyed art, music and had a special love for children. Viewing, 6a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at Linguist Mortuary, Ogden, Utah. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, March 19, at St. Joseph Parish, Ogden, Utah

Baca, Patricia
Patricia "Patsy" Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 2005 - Patricia "Patsy" Baca of Pueblo, went home to be with our Lord on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005. Patsy is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Ted Baca; children, Frances (Richard) Romero, Ted Jr. (Karla) Baca, Rosalie Baca; grandchildren, Max, Cheyenne, Josy and Sanjay Baca; numerous siblings, nieces and nephews, other friends and relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; and infant daughter, Frances Elaine Baca. Patsy had a motherly personality who loved all children and always made people feel at home. She loved cooking for her family and had a great sense of humor. Patsy loved her church and her church family. Her loving warmth will be missed by all who loved her. Donations may be made to the Diabetes Association through the funeral home in Patsy's name. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, with an evening service at 7 p.m., both at Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, at Good Shepherd Church, 1216 E. Beech St. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Baca, Pete Anton
Pete Anton Baca - Huerfano World - August 2, 1990 - A former Walsenburg resident, Pete Anton Baca, died Tuesday, July 24, 1990, at the home of his step-daughter, Angie Cisneros in Pueblo. Mr. Baca was retired from the Colorado State Hospital where he was employed several years. Survivors include two daughters, Maria Mae Baca and Ann Maxwell, Las Cruces, NM; two sons, James Samuel Baca and Pete Baca Jr., Pueblo; four sisters, Roselia Ruiz and Vera Sierra, Walsenburg; Allie Arecher, Marysville, CA and Julia Aguilar, Vaughn, NM; a brother, George Baca, Denver; his devoted friend, Mary Gonzales, Pueblo, 29 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren. Mr. Baca was cremated at his request. A memorial service was held at Angelus Chapel in Pueblo on July 26.

Baca, Ronald L.
Ronald L. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 1995 - Ronald L. Baca, 40, passed away March 28, 1995. Lifetime Pueblo resident and graduate of Pueblo County High School 1973. Ronald loved horses and was an avid fast pitch softball player. Preceded in death by grandparents, Samuel and Elise Baca, and Joe and Tomacita Mondragon and Pete Gurule. Survived by wife, Jo Kountz-Baca and daughter, Renee, Dana and Bernadette; Stepchildren, Bryant and Morgan; and one grandson; parents, George and Cordelia Baca; four brothers and two sisters, John (Vicki) Baca, Victor (Cheryl) Baca, David Baca, George Baca Jr. Joanne Baca Emerson, all of Pueblo, and Mary Ann Baca Jasper, Torrance, Calif.; godmother, Caroline Montoya Navara; godson, Diamond Leigh Baca; special niece and nephew, Eli and Melanie as well as numerous other relatives. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday. T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Joseph Church, Blende.

Baca, Rosalie Mary
Rosalie Mary Baca - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 8, 2007 - More than a sister, more than a friend. Our world suffered a great loss the day your world came to an end. We will love you for ever and ever, amen. Rosalie Mary Baca passed away on Saturday May 5, 2007 at her home in Colorado Springs surrounded by family. She was born in Weston, Co on April 21, 1943. She was 64 years old. Rosalie worked and retired from AMPEX. Rosalie is preceded in death by her father Pedro and brother Nestor. She is survived by her mother Flora Baca of Colorado Springs, eight sisters, three brothers, and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. She will be missed by all who knew her. Rosary will be Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at Angelus Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Burial services to be held on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in Weston, CO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care.

Baca, Ruben P.
Ruben P. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2005 - Ruben P. Baca, 61, of Pueblo was called upon by our heavenly father on Wednesday, May 18, 2005. Born July 22, 1943, in El Vado, N.M. He was preceded in death by his wife, Josie Baca; brothers, Joe Onofre Baca and George Baca; granddaughter, Nicole Costilla; great-grandson, Brandon Costilla; and son-in-law, Mario Costilla of Austin, Texas. He is survived by his daughters, Sandra (Valentino Davila) Baca Costilla, Teresa (Dale) Baca Johnson and Maryann Baca-Esparza; and their mother, Shirley Muniz Rodriguez; five granddaughters; five grandsons; four great-granddaughters and one great-grandson, all of Austin, Texas: stepdaughter, Bianca (Danny) Lopez; and one step-granddaughter; two stepgrandchildren, whom he raised. He also is survived by sisters, Grace (Cruz) Aguilar, Sally Yates, Annie (Mike) Mercure, Nancy (Manuel) Santos, Mary Gutierrez, Rose (Richard) Villanueva, Eileen Ruiz, Ruth (Foster) Aguero and Liz (Joe) Montiel; sister-in-law, Jenny Baca; and numerous nephews and nieces. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, at Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 6 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2005, at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2005, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, and interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive visitors at 628 W. 15th St. prior to services. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following vigil service and Sacred Heart Cathedral Hall following interment. Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2005 - Ruben P. Baca, 61, of Pueblo. Also preceded by his parents, Manuel and Elena (Herrera) Baca. Viewing, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Romero Chapel, vigil service to follow at 6 p.m. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Monday, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, and interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive visitors at 628 W. 15th St. prior to services. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following vigil service and Sacred Heart Cathedral Hall following interment.

Baca, Ruben V.
Ruben V. Baca – Pueblo Chieftain – January 07, 2006 - Ruben V. Baca, 62 years old, has rejoined his family in heaven, passing from this Earth on Jan. 5, 2006. He was a lifetime Puebloan and graduate of East High School. He served his country in the United States Army. Ruben is survived by his wife of 37 years, Rita E. Baca; his children, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Baca, Carla (Gary) Romero, Frances (Raymond) Romero, Michelle (Keith) Haynes, Michael (Jessika) Baca; sister, Maxine Aragon; brothers, Frank (Janice) Baca and Jerry (Pat) Baca; the joys of his life, his grandchildren, Alex, Abel and Adam Romero, Raymond Jr., and Sarah Romero, Jessica and Nicholas Haynes. Also survived by his in-laws, Carlos Sisneros, Toby (Sharon) Sisneros, and Louie (Toni) Sisneros; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Rudolpho and Lola Baca; his brothers, Marcie and Tony "Bebe" Baca; and his sisters, Rose Lucero and Vera Romero; and father- and mother-in-law, Carlos and Theresa Sisneros. After many years of service to the Pueblo Housing Authority, Ruben and his wife opened Rita's Mexican Food in 1978. People always will remember him as "the man behind the counter." Ruben valued family above all else and his life in later years revolved around his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday; both services at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Anthony A. Wojcinski as celebrant. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery, with full military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Baca, Sinforosa Tavy
Sinforosa Tavy Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 2004 - Sinforosa Tavy Baca, 77, born Sept. 2, 1926, in Ensenada, N.M., passed away July 28, 2004, at her home. Preceded in death by her parents, Rosendo and Elojia Rascon; brothers, Narciso and Manuel Velasquez; sisters, Juanita Alarid, Cleo Vigil and Mary Gonzales; brother-in-law, Abel Martinez; and great-grandson, Xavier Rodriguez. Sinforosa is survived by a son, Manuel (Leticia) Velasquez; daughters, Louella Velasquez and Margaret (Jonanthon) Arellano; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Emma Lucero, Bennie Mestas; special niece, Mary Ann Getts; special nephew, Joe Romero; several other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The Baca family would like to extend a special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their loving care of our mom. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. today. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Abundant Life Christian Church, Pastor Roger Lucero officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Baca, Stella Marie Moya
Stella Marie Moya Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2002 - Stella Marie Moya Baca, 86, beloved wife, mother and grandmother departed this life July 6, 2002, at Parkview Medical Center. Born Jan. 24, 1916, in Trinidad. She married Edward Baca Sr. Oct. 9, 1937, in Colorado Springs. Preceded in death by her parents, Avilino and Conception Urioste Moya; sons, George and Leroy Avilino Baca; daughters, Josephine Baca Martinez and Antonia Baca; and sister, Delores Maes. Survived by husband, Edward Baca Sr.; children, Linda (Alfonso) Martinez, Rosie (Larry) Nagelschnieder, Joe (Frances) Baca, Edward (Viola) Baca, Ezequel (Cynthia) Baca, Connie (Jerry) Champion, Sammy Baca, Evelyn (Leroy) Mondragon and Ralph (Clara) Baca; 34 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; special cousin, Ray Martinez; and other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Rev. Leonard Racki, celebrant. Both services, Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at Holy Rosary Hall following the burial rites.

Baca, Terry Reeves
Terry Reeves Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2001 - Terry Reeves Baca, 47, departed this life at Belmont Lodge on Oct. 29, 2001. A Pueblo resident for the past 25 years, she was born March 13, 1954, in Hiawatha, Kan. Preceded in death by parents, Lucian and Mary (Robbin) Moore. Survived by husband, Steven R. Baca; son, Jeremy Reeves; brother, Lucian (Ruth) Moore II; nephews, Lucas, Zack and Andrew Reeves; father-in-law, Jesus J. Baca; and uncle and aunt, Frank and Maxine Orona. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel.

Baca, Trinidad (Mrs.)
Mrs. Trinidad Baca – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – January 14, 1875 – Huerfano County – Two cases of stabbing have occurred in this county recently… On the evening of the 28th, of December last, Trinidad Baca a wealthy resident also of this county, returned with his wife from a visit west of the Sierra Madre, to their home on Jose creek, a tributary of the Cucharas river, distant ten miles south of Walsenburg. Arriving late in the evening they prepared to retire for the night. There were in the room with them several persons who were already abed. Mr. and Mrs. Baca were sitting upon the edge of the bed chatting in a playful manner, when Mr. Baca suddenly drew a knife and stabbed his wife in the breast and then fled the premises. Mrs. Baca lost a great deal of blood and is not expected to live. She is a very superior woman and much admired for her benevolent disposition and modest demeanor. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Baca, but he cannot be found.

Baca, Utilia
Utilia (Tillie) Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 2004 - Utilia (Tillie) Baca went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 18, 2004. Survived by: Dahl Baca, Jeanette (Roy) Keene, Aaron Baca, Darren (Alice) Baca. She had eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Rosary services will be held at St. Leanders, Sun. Aug. 22, 2004, 7pm. Funeral Mass, Mon. Aug. 23, 10am at St. Leanders. Burial will follow at Imperial Gardens. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Leanders Hall.

Baca, Viola
Viola Baca – Huerfano World – February 23, 2006 – Viola C. Baca passed away on February 17. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Lucas. She is survived by her sons Amos, Aaron, and Tim. Daughters Martha, Esther, Christine, Arlene, fourteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. For service, time and location, please contact the Romero Family Funeral Home in Denver at 303-433-3333.

Baca, Yvonne V.
Yvonne V. Baca (Johns) - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2005 - Yvonne V. Baca (Johns), 42, of Pueblo. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today, and memorial service to follow at 1:30 p.m., Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Steel City Eagles No. 3367, 704 Elmhurst Ave. (561-3720) after service.

Bacall, Floyd
Floyd Bacall - Huerfano World - February 3, 1994 - Fatal Fire - A 71-year-old Walsenburg man, Floyd Bacall died of smoke inhalation, according to Coroner Mike Antle, in an early morning fire at 359 East Fourth Street. The home, rented by Mr. Bacall, was completely destroyed by flames. No cause of the blaze has been determined by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. The fire was reported to Volunteer Firemen at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31. Antle said Wednesday that he had been unable to find family of Mr. Bacall and any arrangements for a funeral service were pending. It is reported that the deceased is from California and had lived in Walsenburg for a number of years.***** Floyd Bacall - Huerfano World - February 10, 1994 - A memorial mass will be held for Floyd Bacall, 71, of Walsenburg, from St. Mary Church at 3:00 p.m., Thursday (today). Mr. Bacall died in a fire in his home Monday, January 31. There is no known family or survivors and J.M. Antle Funeral Home and local residents are coming together to provide the service. Cremation. Burial will be in South St. Mary Cemetery.

Baca-Martinez, Josephine
Josephine Baca-Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 1986 - Josephine Baca-Martinez, affectionately known as "Jo," departed this life Friday, July 4, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A life-time Pueblo resident, she was born Jan. 26, 1942. She attended Pueblo schools and married Duane Martinez, Aug. 4, 1962, in Pueblo. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and the ultimate Darts Shooters of Pueblo. Predeceased by a brother, George (Jeanette) Baca, Nov. 1, 1973. Survivors include her husband; six children, Ralph (Clara) Baca, John Duane (Sharon) Martinez, Duane "Little D" Martinez, Christine Martinez, Patricia Martinez, and Sandra (Ben) Cabello, all of Pueblo; five brothers, Leroy (Kathy) Baca, Joe (Frances) Baca, all of California; Edward Baca Jr., Ezequel (Cynthia) Baca, Sam (Nancy) Baca, all of Pueblo; four sisters, Linda (Alfonso) Martinez, Rose Mary (Larry) Nagelschneider, Connie (Jerry) Champion, all of Pueblo; Evelyn (Leroy) Mondragon, Denver. Also survived by parents, Edward and Stella Baca, Pueblo; in-laws, John Matt (Delia) Martinez, Pueblo; Delia Smith, Denver; seven grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday; Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both services St. Francis Xavier Church with the Rev. Paul Mendrick, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 2125 W. 15th.

Baccarella, Ben
Ben Baccarella - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 1998 - Ben Baccarella, 69, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 5, 1998. He was a retired employee of CF&I where he put in 29 years of service. He also worked at the Colorado State Hospital for 11 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Ben was an avid fisherman, he loved the outdoors and was an enthusiastic Bronco fan. Survived by his wife of 45 years, Waunita Baccarella- children, Alan (Sheryl) Baccarella and Deborah Whittmore- grandchildren, Thomas and Timothy Baccarella, Colby and Jenna Whittmore- sisters, Ann (Dom) Radosta, Flo Folkert, Rose Denman, Mary Blair and Nancy (Bob) Cass- dear friend, Marge Mastrini and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rosa and Gaetano Baccarella and sister, Angelina Gherna. Visitation at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in Ben's memory to the American Cancer Society, 720 N. Main, Pueblo, Alzheimer's Association, 1201 W. Abriendo Ave., Building A, Pueblo, Colo., 81004, or the American Parkinson's Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 4-B, Staton Island, N.Y., 10305.

Baccarella, Pete C. Sr.
Pete C. Baccarella Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2000 - Pete C. Baccarella Sr., age 77, born Sept. 6, 1923, in Rockvale, Colo., passed away Sept. 11, 2000. Mr. Baccarella is survived by his wife, Rose, of 54 years; children, Pete C. (Jewel) Baccarella Jr., Pueblo, Mary Beth Davis, Fort Collins, Philip A. Baccarella, Lakewood, and Carol A. (Dan) Pohja of Colorado Springs; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; brother, Ben (Rose) Baccarella, Pueblo; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Baccarella of Rockvale; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Elizabeth Baccarella; sister, Angelina Tamburelli; and recently by his brother, Philip Baccarella. Mr. Baccarella was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was employed by Alpha Beta Meat Packing Co. for 31 years, and most recently worked for Kitchen and Bath Designs for the past 15 years. He was a charter member of Holy Family Parish and Nocturnal Adoration Society. Viewing Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Funeral liturgy service to begin with rosary on Saturday, 10 a.m., Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home office.

Bachelor, Larry Edward
Larry Edward Bachelor - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2006 - Larry Edward Bachelor, 74, born Aug. 17, 1931, in Greeley, Colo., died June 26, 2006. Preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Elaine Bachelor. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Nancy Bachelor; children, Karen Lattie, Gary (Bonnette) Bachelor, Jody (Jim) Stonebraker; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Jacqueline (Walt) Soles and Marie (Glen) Johnson; stepmother, Caroline Smith; cousins, nieces and nephews. Larry served in the U.S. Air Force, was a member of SonRise United Methodist Church and retired from the Colorado Highway Department. Larry was very devoted to his family, enjoyed traveling, family get-togethers, loved animals, baseball, NASCAR racing, fishing and reminiscing with his buddies. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 30, 2006, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Graveside service with military honors, 10 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2006, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver. Special appreciation to Dr. Barry Rapp, Dr. John Harrington and the staff at Parkview NICU. Memorials may be made to the SonRise United Methodist Church or the Lazarus Pet Fund through Montgomery & Steward.

Bachicha, Abelina Evelyn
Abelina Evelyn Bachicha - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2004 - Abelina Evelyn Bachicha, 91, born Aug. 15, 1912, passed away July 13, 2004. Preceded in death by parents, Alfredo and Virginia (Lucero) Martinez; husband, Bernabe Bachicha; children, Florencio and Laute Bachicha; a sister, Angie Rivera; a brother, Antonio Martinez. Survived by children, Louis R. Bachicha, Isabel Blea, Pete P. Bachicha; granddaughter who took care of Mrs. Bachicha, Karen (Robert) Quintana; two sisters, Ramona (Reymundo) Lucero, Carmen Martinez; a brother, Ernie (Mary Lou) Martinez; numerous other grandchildren to include Barbara Blea; numerous great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Rosary vigil, 9:30 a.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today; both services at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment Roselawn Cemetery.

Bachicha, Angel Lanee
Angel Lanee Bachicha - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 1999 - Angel Lanee Bachicha Medina, infant daughter born to loving parents Cynthia Medina and Robert Bachicha on Nov. 12, 1999. Her time here was for 53 minutes only, before Jesus called her back to his heavenly home, where she awaits her parents and family. Angel is the granddaughter of Nana Bonnie and Ernest Medina and Beatrice and Merced Ruiz. Survived also by her great-grandparents, Frances Hernandez, Grandpo Shelli, Dolores Medina and grandma and grandpa Tickles. Survived also by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by great-grandfathers, Florencio Bachicha and Roque Medina. Memorial service to celebrate Angel's birth and going home to be with Jesus will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at Praise Assembly of God Church, 2000 Troy Ave., Pastor Jim Erie officiating. Family will receive friends at 2103 Lucas Ave.

Bachicha, Arthur Ray Jr.
Arthur Ray Bachicha Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 03, 2006 - Arthur Ray Bachicha Jr., 55, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 28, 2006. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Bachicha Sr.; and brother, Jim Bachicha. Survived by his mother, Daisy Bachicha; daughters, Louana Patrick and Shantel (John) Dazzio; siblings, Dave Bachicha, Sherrie (Dave) Carleo and Lissa Bachicha; granddaughters, Ashley (Justin), Tommi, Allyssa and Tristan; grandsons, Jay, Michael and Julian (My little buddies); special "angel," Linda Aragon; special aunt, Sue Laswell; his "boys," Rick, Ray and Donny; and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Ray was a CF&I steelworker for many years. His passions included painting and restoring cars, riding his Harley, playing his harmonica and enjoying life to its fullest. For 26 years, he put smiles on many children's faces by giving away a bicycle each year for the annual Biker's Toy Run. Most important and most memorable is the love he had for his family and friends. He will be missed by all. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Zaragoza Hall after service. Cremation has taken place.

Bachicha, Dorrie Ann
Dorrie Ann Bachicha - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2001 - Dorrie Ann Bachicha, 47, born November 28, 1953 in La Junta, Colo., went to be with the Lord on Jan. 15, 2001 in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her loving mother, Jenny Bachicha August 1998. She leaves to cherish her memory her father, Eppy Bachicha Jr.; sons, Marc Bachicha and James Wallace II; brother, Robert (Kimberly) Bachicha; sister, Deanna Bachicha; niece and nephew, Amanda and Ryan Bachicha; godparents, Hazel (Gabe) Luna; special aunt, Daisy Bachicha; special friend, Shirley Sanchez; also survived by numerous relatives and friends. Dorrie retired from U S West after 20 years of contribution. She was a very loving, generous and beautiful person who will leave with us her warm smile and kind heart. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Bachicha, Epifanio Jr.
Epifanio Bachicha – Pueblo Chieftain – August 16, 2006 - Epifanio Bachicha Jr., 72, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 13, 2006. He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Bachicha; children, Robert Bachicha, Deanna (Chris) Swierzbinski and Marc (Robin) Bachicha; brothers, Tony, Mike and Gilbert Bachicha; sisters, Lucy Lopez, Sue Laswell and Viola Rael; grandchildren, Jimmy (Emily), Amanda, Ryan and Rhyli; and other loved ones. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, St. Joseph Church with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 2271 Daniel Road. Military Honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Bachicha, Fedelina
Fedelina "Fede" Bachicha - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2001 - Fedelina "Fede" Bachicha, age 80, born March 9, 1921, in Anton Chico, N.M., passed away on Nov. 26, 2001. She is preceded in death by her husband, Aurelio "Skunky" Bachicha, and her parents, Jose and Cecilia Lucero. Survived by her family, Jayo (Sadie) Bachicha, Jerry (Emily) Bachicha, Richard Bachicha, Joe (Michelle) Bachicha, Mike Bachicha, Irene (Roger) Espinoza, Millie (Rocky) Miranda, Marcie Pacheco and Gen (Ron) Nunez, all of Pueblo; Nellie (Marcus) Alaniz and Dora (Mike) Bowmen, both of California, Brina (Mike) Wilder, Washington, and Donna (Chris) Christofferson, Arizona. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Fede enjoyed sewing and her bingo. At her request, cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Leander Church.

Bachicha, Jenny Whatley
Jenny Whatley Bachicha - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 1998 - Jenny Whatley Bachicha, 65, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 18, 1998. Survived by her beloved husband, Eppy Bachicha Jr.- sons, Robert and Marc- daughters, Dorrie and Deanna- grandchildren, James, Amanda and Ryan- sisters, Hazel (Gabe) Luna, Mildred (Pete) Perez- brothers, Sammy (Cleo) Whatley, Barney (Nora) Whatley, Paul (Emma) Whatley, Pete (Pauline) Whatley- also survived by a host of relatives and friends. Jenny retired from the Pueblo Depot Activity in April of 1993. Jenny, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, enjoyed reading books and spending quality time with her family and friends. She touched many hearts throughout her lifetime and will be sadly missed. Private family visitation. Rosary, Friday, 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 10 a.m. Both services at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association through Decibel Credit Union in her memory.

Bachicha, Jose
Jose Ramos Bachicha - Huerfano World - January 28, 1993 - Funeral service for Jose Ramos Bachicha, 83, of Walsenburg, was Wednesday from Apostolic Church of Jesus. Mr. Bachicha died Jan. 23, 1993, in Walsenburg Care Center where he had been in residence a short time. Born at Cucharas Apr. 22, 1909, he was reared in Huerfano County. He worked in the local coal mines from 1936 until 1941 and at the Allen Mine until 1969. He married Sally Mestas May 20, 1935. She died in August, 1989. With his wife and his daughter Ruthee and then son-in-law Nick Morelli, the Bachichas operated Tes' Dairy Drive In from 1974 until 1988. Survivors include five daughters, Ida Harris and Ruthee Dimos, Mesa, AZ, Esther Nelson, Seattle, WA, Betty Lou Bachicha and Dee Dee Mockmore, Walsenburg; three sons, Jacob Leroy, Denver, Thomas Andrew, Walsenburg, and Timothy Dean, Alamosa; a brother, Abel and two sisters, Faye Lucero and Ernestine Montoya, all of Walsenburg; 18 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.

Bachicha, Jose Abel
Jose Abel Bachicha - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2001 - Jose Abel Bachicha, 82, of Walsenburg, went to be with the Lord June 19, 2001. He was born July 26, 1918, in Cucharas, Colo., to Romolo and Rosa Bachicha who precede him in death. Also preceded by his brother, Ray Bachicha, and sisters, Ernestine Montoya and Maria Espinoza. He is survived by his loving wife, Maria Lucy Bachicha, of the family home; stepdaughters, Della Martinez, Walsenburg, and Dorothy (Troy) Valdez, Colorado Springs; sister, Faye Lucero, Walsenburg; several grand, great- and great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also survived by Isabel (Manuel) Mestes, Colorado Springs, and Bernice Velasquez, Pueblo. Abel loved to go to rodeos and stock shows. Viewing, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Church, Walsenburg, with Rev. Richard Wehrmeyer, celebrant. Interment to follow at North St. Mary Cemetery. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Bachicha, Joyce
Joyce Bachicha - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2002 - Passed away March 10, 2002. Arrangements are pending. Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2002 - Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. today, Holy Family Catholic Church. [No other information available.]

Bachicha, Lucy Maria
Lucy Maria Bachicha - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2005 - Lucy Maria Bachicha passed away Aug. 21, 2005, in Colorado Springs. Lucy was born Sept. 26, 1910, in Gardner, Colo., to Salvador Trujillo and Fidelia Vigil-Montoya and had lived in the Huerfano County area her entire life. She was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg, the VFW Auxiliary, the Hospital Auxiliary and AARP. Mrs. Bachicha is survived by her daughters, Della Martinez of Pueblo, Isabel (Manuel) Mestas, Bernice Velasquez, Dorothy (Troy) Valdez, all of Colorado Springs; two sisters, Susie Galvez and Soraida Vigil, both of Pueblo; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. Mrs. Bachicha will lie in state at the mortuary from 4 until 8 p.m. on Friday and from 8:30 a.m. on Saturday until the service at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Mass will be celebrated, preceded by recitation of the Rosary at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, in St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg followed by interment at the North St. Mary Cemetery.

Bachicha, Marie
Marie Bachicha - Huerfano World - August 17, 2000 - In Loving memory of our Mother Rosita Mestas and our sister Marie Bachicha. - Verse - Sadly missed by, Faye and Abel.

Bachicha, Sally
Sally Bachicha - Huerfano World - August 24, 1989 - Sally Bachicha, 72, of Walsenburg, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 1989, following a stroke suffered at her home. She was taken to Huerfano, Hospital, then transferred to St. Mary Corwin in Pueblo. Born at Cucharas, east of Walsenburg, Dec. 20, 1916, to Juan Andres and Andreita Lucero Mestas, she was reared in the family home and attended the country school at Cucharas. She married Jose Ramos "Ray" Bachicha May 20, 1935. For a short time they also lived at Cucharas, but then moved to Walsenburg. Mrs. Bachicha worked outside the home many years, as a domestic and cook at Hobeika's, the Kirkpatrick Hotel, and the Marlboro Motel. Most recently, she was the owner-operator of Tes' Drive In which she sold when she retired about a year ago. Mrs. Bachicha was a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus. She is survived by her husband, Ray, Walsenburg; eight children, Ida Harris and Ruthee Morelli, Mesa AZ; Esther Nelson, Seattle, WA; Jacon Bachicha, Denver; Betty Bachicha-Martinez, DeDe Mockmore and Thomas Bachicha, all of Walsenburg and Timothy Bachicha, Alamosa; a brother, Solomon Mestas and two sisters, Domey Owens and Femie Abeyta, all of Walsenburg; 18 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Tuesday from Apostolic Church of Jesus. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Bachik, Edward Richard
Edward Richard Bachik - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2004 - Edward Richard Bachik, affectionately known as "Buddy," and "Eddie," passed away on Nov. 22, 2004. Buddy was born to the union of Mary and George Bachik on Oct. 28, 1926. Buddy served honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the local VFW and Eagles. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Dolly; and sisters, Agnes Clason and Ann Simonich. He is survived by his brother, George (Louise) Bachik; and his nephews, Tom Clason, Bill Clason and George Bachik; as well as his niece, Maxine Golenda; and numerous great-nephews and -nieces. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Pius X Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with honors presented by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Reception will follow.

Bachik, George S.
George S. Bachik - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 2006 - George S. Bachik, 87, born Nov. 2, 1918, passed away July 4, 2006. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Louise; children, Maxine (Richard) Golenda, Pueblo, George (Gayle) Bachik, Keizer, Ore.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. He was a member of BPOE No. 90, and Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE). He enjoyed fishing, hunting and going to Cripple Creek, watching and feeding the birds and squirrels. He and his wife enjoyed traveling all over the world. He retired from the CF&I after 40 years. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Patrick Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Frontier Hospice or the American Diabetes Association through the funeral home office.

Bachman, Dorothy Mae
Dorothy Mae Bachman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2003 - Dorothy Mae Bachman, 74, passed away Aug. 8, 2003. Survived by her daughter, Paula (Harry) VanDuyn of Pueblo; son, Rev. Keith (Debbie) Bachman, Olympia, Wash.; sister, Betty Moore, Pennsylvania; brothers, Richard (Louise) Balsiger, California, and Robert (Charlene) Balsiger, Texas; and four grandchildren, Lori and Paul Michael Bachman and Boz and Holly VanDuyn. Preceded in death by her husband, Paul Beggs Bachman; parents, Keith and Margaret Balsiger; and brother, Keith Balsiger. Born May 25, 1929, in Butler, Penn. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Private service will be held. Those who desire may make a memorial donation in Dorothy's name to the Susan B. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.

Bachman, John A.
John A. Bachman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 2005 - John A. Bachman passed away on July 3, 2005 in Pueblo. John was born February 15, 1923 in Pueblo to Walter and Florence (Curtis) Bachman. He attended Centennial High School, was employed at the railroad and Rusler Implement. John was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 24 years, Helen (Merrill) Bachman, and brother Ralph Bachman. He is survived by aunt Lois (Curtis) Walsh, sister-in-law Alice Dianne Bachman, nieces Sharon (Stephen) Gould, Susan (John) Clark, Linda Bachman, Debra (Maurice) Riner, numerous cousins and extended family. Viewing will be at Imperial Gardens Chapel on July 8 from 2-4 p.m. Memorial service will be at the Chapel on Saturday July 9 at 1 p.m. Private family interment following service at Roselawn Cemetery.

Bachman, Ralph Wilbur
Ralph Wilbur Bachman - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 1998 - Ralph Wilbur Bachman passed away on June 14, 1998. Beloved husband of 46 years of Alice Dianne Bachman, much loved father of Linda Diane Bachman of Denver, Susan Gail (Chuck) Clark of Barstow, Calif., Sharon Lea (Steve) Gould of Aurora, Debra Lynn (Maury) Riner of Chugiak, Alaska. Grandfather of Joseph Walter Clark, Julie Elizabeth Clark, and Neal Stephen Gould. Great-grandfather of Sidnie Gail Clark. Mr. Bachman is also survived by brother, John A. Bachman, Pueblo- aunt, Lois M. (Curtis) Walsh, Brewster, Wash. - three half-sisters in Arkansas- and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by grandson, Kyle Bachman Gould, in 1988 - mother, Florence Julia (Curtis) Bachman, in 1925 - father, Walter Godfrey Bachman, in 1976- beloved grandmother, Minnie Josephine Curtis, 1939 - and uncle, Lee Curtis, 1987. Born in Pueblo on April 15, 1921. Graduated from Centennial High School in 1941. Employed by Holmes Hardware Co. for 33 years after an honorable medical discharge from the Army Air Force in 1942. Retired from Harding-Bulloch Jewelers in 1987. Enjoyed bowling with Senior League, camping, fishing, and spending time at the trailer in Nathrop, Colo. He was happiest when he was with his family. Cremation with family at a later date, Hospice Chaplain Terry Eyman officiating, at which time his ashes will be placed next to his mother at Mountain View Cemetery. Contributions in Ralph's name may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Pl., Pueblo, Colo. 81004.

Bacich, June Amy
June Amy Bacich - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2000 - June Amy Bacich, 76, born June 14, 1924, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 24, 2001. Survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Pete Bacich; children, Myra Bacich, Paula (Mike) Singleton, Pete Bacich, Dee Bacich (Don Gribble), Jim (Denise) Bacich; grandchildren, Stacey (J.D.) Potter, Kristi Traeber, Mike "Gik" (Becky) Singleton, Heather (Rod) McDowell, Cody (Leanne) Singleton, Jami and Peter Bacich, Dylan and Jordan Dalton, Ashley, Courtney and Callie Bacich; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also survived by brothers and sisters, Dave (Ernestine) Gourdin, Lou (Grif) Staples, Jackie (Frank) Mazza, Gus Gourdin, Norval (Carolyn) Gourdin, Ron (Beverly) Gourdin, Gaylene (Tony) Fatur; very special sister and life-long friend, Fern Scott. June was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was an excellent cook and avid John Elway and Broncos fan. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association in her memory.

Bacino, Bonnie A.
Bonnie A. Bacino - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2002 - Bonnie A. Bacino, 96, a lifelong resident of Pueblo, born July 26, 1906, passed away Nov. 9, 2002. She is preceded in death by her father, Calogio "Kelly" Bacino; mother, Josephine Bacino; sisters, Katherine Corsentino and Betty Pagano; brothers, Ben, Joseph and Sam Bacino. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Bonnie was retired from Fox Valet Wholesale Drugs. She was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese Parish. Viewing, noon until 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Shrine of St. Therese Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Shrine of St. Therese in her memory.

Bacino, Carl
Carl Bacino - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 7, 1922 - Boy's Body Missing - Pueblo, Colo., Nov. 6. - Searching parties numbering about 300 persons are scouring the prairie northeast of here in the hope of finding some trace of Carl Bacino, aged 11, who was lost during the storm of Saturday. All the arroyos in the vicinity are being searched, but this afternoon no trace of the boy had been found. Hope of finding him alive practically has been abandoned. (His body was found, he is buried at Roselawn)

Bacino, Carrie
Carrie Bacino - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 2002 - Carrie Bacino, 88, passed away at her home and went to be with the Lord on Aug. 13, 2002. Although baptized as a baby, she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior and was baptized on July 14, 2002. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe, in 1956; also two brothers, Joe and Sam Mulay; and a sister, Mary Vendetti. She is survived by a son, Carl (Barbara) Bacino of Sachse, Texas; a daughter, JoAnn (Jack) Spear, Pueblo West; a brother, John Mulay, Pueblo; and a sister, Vivian (Jack) Rodasta of Colorado Springs; along with six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She loved all of her family dearly. She was the daughter of Carl and Katherine Mulay. She was a limited partner and manager of the Stardust Plaza Apartments for many years. Carrie was a member of Holy Family Parish, Bishop's Guild, REAC, a volunteer at Pueblo Manor for many years, and active in the Eagles Auxiliary No. 145 for 25 years. She will be missed by all her family and friends who loved her. A memorial service will be held at George McCarthy Historic Chapel Friday at 10:30 a.m. A special thanks to Dr. Phillip Woods. In lieu of food and flowers, please make all donations to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, whose members were so kind and caring during the last weeks.

Bacino, Dorothy E.
Dorothy E. Bacino - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 2006 - Dorothy E. Bacino, 87, born May 30, 1918, passed away March 29, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Samuel E. Bacino, in 1983; parents, John and Anna Zancanelli; and several brothers and sisters. Survived by her sons, Charles Bacino, Jim Bacino and Father Ben Bacino; grandchildren, Shari (Brian) Snow, Kathy (Max) Frommer and Betsy (Shawn) MacElroy; and seven great-grandchildren; also survived by brother-in-law, Tony (Kathy) Bacino; sister-in-law, Alice Zancanelli; numerous nieces and nephews; great-nieces and -nephews; and great-great-nieces and -nephews. She worked as the head cook at Pueblo Catholic High School for nine years and also was a cook at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Rectory for 12 years. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday; both services at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy's memory, to a charity of your choice.

Bacino, Elizabeth
Elizabeth (Betty) Bacino - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 1998 - Elizabeth (Betty) Bacino, was born April 25, 1906, and passed away Oct. 9, 1998. Preceded in death by her parents, Vincenzo Bacino and Cologera Cusamano Bacino- brothers, Karl, Ben, Joe Blackie", and Sam Bacino- sister, Mary Bacino Zancanella- brothers-in-law, Sebastiano Benfatti, John Carnelli and Ernest Zancanella. Survived by her sisters, Josephine Bacino Carnelli and Rose Bacino Benfatti- brother, Tony (Kathy) Bacino- sister-in-law, Dorothy Zancanella Bacino- nephews, Charles Bacino, Jim Bacino- Rev. Ben Bacino, and Tony Carnelli- nieces, Josephine Ann Carnelli Robinson and Annette Benfatti Gevorkian. Betty was baptized at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church by Father Giglio and remained a lifelong member. With her sister, Mary, they were members of the church choir for more than 40 years. With her sisters, Mary and Rose, she ran the Rose-Mary Beauty Shop in the Central Block until the building burned in the early 1950's. The oldest daughter in a large family, Betty was a surrogate mother to her siblings. She kept the large family home as a base for all the family members who as adults married and moved away. Her holiday and spaghetti dinners were the glue that kept the large family together for years until her health began to fail. The family may be contacted at the funeral home from 2-5 p.m. on Monday. Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Tuesday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests in lieu of food, that contributions be made to the Dante Alighieri Society in care of the funeral home office.

Bacino, Frank
Frank Bacino - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - March 5, 1915 - Two Fatally Shot in Pueblo Fight - Pueblo - Frank Bacino, 42 years old, an Italian merchant, and Manisca Leo Lorendo of New York city are dying at St. Mary's hospital following a revolver fight. The police credit the shooting to the activity of the Black Hand here. Lorendo came here from the East five days ago. Little is known about him. Six bullets entered his body. Bacino, who conducts a store at First street and Santa Fe avenue, was shot in the breast and in the leg. Colorado Springs Gazette – May 15, 1926 – Two Men Killed in Outbreak of Pueblo's Ancient Blackhand War – Danna Brothers Shot Down from Closed Automobile as They Stood on Street; Posses Closing in on Quartet of Slayers Trapped in Coal Camp Near Walsenburg – Pueblo, Saturday, May 15 (AP) – Two men are dead and a third wounded in the most recent outbreak of Pueblo's Blackhand war. Two brothers, the third of one family, were fatally wounded yesterday afternoon by assassins and an innocent bystander was wounded by a stray shot. Pete and Tony Danna died last night. They were shot down at 1:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon when they were standing in front of a pool hall in the heart of the business district. Sam English, owner of the pool hall, was shot in the leg. Capture of the murderers is regarded as certain by officers at an early hour this morning for the occupants of the murder car are said to be trapped in a coal camp near Walsenburg and posses from three cities are closing the net drawn around the murderers' rendevous. Late developments last night indicated without a doubt, police, and the sheriff said, that the killing was a result of the blackhand war of many years' standing. The murder car, a Hudson coach with curtains drawn, passed slowly in front of the pool hall where the Danna brothers were standing, and shot from sawed-off shotguns cut the brothers down before they had time to draw their own weapons. Doctors in attendance stated that both of the men had received from 30 to 40 shot, the bodies being literally torn to pieces from the heavy charge. Their brother, John, was killed in July, 1925, in an alleged blackhand killing but no arrest had ever been made in that case. The two killed yesterday were said to be leaders of the same faction as Frank Bacino, murdered in Denver a short time ago. Pete Danna was out on $10,000 bond in connection with the notorious black hand battle near Baxter, Colo., in September, 1922, in which John Ingo, Dominio Ingo and Charles Carlino were killed. Carlino was a brother of Sam Carlino, one of the four men Pete Danna alleged to have been in the automobile from which the shooting was done Wednesday. Colorado Springs Gazette – May 16, 1926 – Death Tally Five Each - Pueblo, May 15 - With the killing of the two Danna brothers Friday Pueblo's black-hand war has accounted for 10 men in a short span of years, and the count is even, both sides having killed five. Such is the statement today, by one of the recognized leaders of the Sicilians of this city, who characterized the Bacino murder in Denver as a move in Pueblo's war, which originated over liquor troubles shortly after Colorado went dry. The Sicilian told an Associated Press representative today that up until the time of the killing of John Danna in the summer of 1925, that faction had lost but one man, Joe Piscopo, husband of the woman now held for the murder of Frank Bacino. Bacino's murder followed and then the killing yesterday, which brought the total to five. The first killing in the war was that of one Pete Viola, who was shot in Bessemer while riding on his delivery wagon. This man belonged to the faction blamed for yesterday's killing. A Carlino and a Mulay, relatives of those named in dying statements of the Dannas as their slayers, were killed and then this faction imported two gunmen. Both of these were killed. Two men, Pete Walker and Pete LaRocco, were added to the deathbed list as occupants of the cars. These men are both strangers in this city. Inquest has been set for Monday afternoon. Colorado Springs Gazette – May 16, 1926 – Claims Old 'Love Feud' - Denver, May 15 - Former Deputy District Attorney Lewis D. Mowry, counsel for Mrs. Rose Piscopo and James Giaratano, her brother, charged with the murder of Frank Bacino, prominent Pueblo Italian announced something of his plan for the defense of the accused today. He said he would base the defense upon the contentions that the slaying was the outgrowth of an old love feud which originated in Pueblo 25 years ago. A letter written by Bacino to Giarratano before the slaying warning him to be on the lookout for a common enemy with a pock-marked face will also play a part in the defense, Mowry said. Colorado Springs Gazette 10-2-1926 - Giarratano is Found Guilty Uncle's Death - Sister Acquitted in Denver Court After Long Trial - Shoes Convinced Jury That He Was Slayer; Blackhand Defense of Accused - Denver, Oct. 1 - James Giarratano was found guilty of first degree murder for killing his uncle, Frank Bacino of Pueblo, here last April, by a jury in West Side court tonight, which fixed the sentence at life imprisonment at hard labor in the state penitentiary. Mrs. Rose Piscopo, jointly charged with Giarratano, was found not guilty. The case went to the jury at 6 p.m., and at 9:30 p.m. it had reached the verdict. As the verdict was read in court, Giarratano grew pale but kept his composure. Mrs. Piscopo slumped in her seat and wept. Lewis D. Mowry, defense counsel, said that motion will be made for a new trial and if this is denied, the case will be carried to the higher courts. Shoes worn by Giarratano the night of the murder were perhaps the strongest evidence against him. A city detective testified that immediately after the shooting he found footprints by the window thru which the shots were fired. He forced Giarratano to remove his shoes, placed them in the tracks he said, and they fit perfectly. Sensational testimony of alleged slayings of a blackhand society in Colorado, including the killing of Mrs. Piscopo's husband, was brought into the trial by defense witnesses in an attempt to show that the members of this society had shot Bacino. Sam Danna of Pueblo, whose three brothers were recently killed, was a defense witness this morning. In closing the argument for the state, Prosecutor Wettengel charged that the blackhand theory had been injected into the case purely as a "smoke screen." "The state can't look into the mind of Jimmy Giarratano and tell the sinister secret that lurks behind his smile," he said. Giarratano killed Frank Bacino, as the bulk of the evidence has indicated. Giarratano is trying to hide behind a foreign tongue and his sister's skirts."

Bacino, Lucille M.
Lucille M. (Fraterelli) Bacino - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2004 - Lucille M. (Fraterelli) Bacino, 90, born Dec. 13, 1913, passed away Aug. 24, 2004. Predeceased by husband, Benjamin F. Bacino; parents, Jona and Mary Fraterelli; sisters, Sylvia Desiato and Flora Stephens; brothers, Adolph Fraterelli and Dominick Fratterelli; and son-in-law, Carl R. Proctor. Survived by daughters, Joanne J. Proctor and Marilynn L. (Ronald) Gettel; grandchildren, Deborah K. Proctor, Carla R. Proctor M.D., Pamela M. (James) Puissant, Kristina G. (David Seley) Proctor Ph.D., Rhonda L. (Scott) Bridgman and Benjamin "Biff" (Ronda) Gettel; great-grandchildren, Brett and Chad Bridgman, Tyler, Sydney and Tanner Gettel, Nicole and Samantha Puissant; brothers, Louis Fraterelli, Eno Fraterelli and Joseph (Sylvia) Fraterelli; sisters-in-law, Jen Fraterelli and Christine Fratterelli; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends and caregivers, Louise and Amanda Garcia and the late Lillian Pacheco. Lucille was a member of Christ the King Parish and was a very loving, caring and considerate mother, grandmother and friend. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Friday, and funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Saturday, both at Christ the King Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bacino, Olga M.
Olga M. Bacino - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2006 - Olga M. Bacino, 89, passed away July 7, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Bacino; brother, James (Bernice) Papish; and sister, Patricia Butkovich. Survived by daughter, Joyce (C.D.) Bodam; son, Thomas Bacino; sisters, Marianne Hagens and Pauline Butkovich; granddaughter, Christina (Ken) Palmen; grandson, Robert (Heidi) Bodam; great-grandchildren, Kailey and Tyler Palmen; nieces and nephews, Charlotte (Vic) Plutt, Kate (Gino) Tresso. At her request, cremation. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2006, Roselawn Cemetery.

Back, Dale
Dale Beck - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2004 - Dale Beck finished his journey through this life on Feb. 10, 2004. He entered into this life by the union of Clyde and Maybelle Beck on Jan. 26, 1938 in Council, Idaho who preceded him in death. Survived by his loving and caring wife, Bertha Beck; children, Stan (Rhonda) Beck, Kelli (Ken) Killan, Kari Beck, Crystal Cruz, and Gina Kohler; grandchildren, Jillian, Adam, Kelsey, Shawn, Darius, Daylon, Lindsey and Erin; Father-in-law, Joe Torres; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sally Torres (Bill Duran), Antoinette (Paul) Janke, Stella (Karl) Pacheco, Dan (Lisa) Abeyta, Diane Torres, Henry (Teri) Torres; numerous friends and relatives; and best buds and napping partners, Wiggett and Bubbles. Dale loved being around people. He also enjoyed bowling, gambling trips to Cripple Creek, Playing cards with his family and watching sports. Dale served his country in the US Navy and retired from K-Mart and Sears. He was a very pleasant person to be around and will be missed by many. Visitation Thursday, 2p.m.-5p.m.; and Friday, 8a.m.-1p.m.; at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service Friday, 3:00p.m.; Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Reception following service.

Backiel, Frank P.
Frank P. Backiel – The News Journal – October 28, 2004 - Mr. Frank P. Backiel, age 92 of Wilmington, DE died on Tuesday, October 26, 2004, at Wilmington Hospital. Born in Long Island, NY April 1, 1912, Mr. Backiel was the son of the late Stefan Backiel and Michalina Abramowski Backiel. He was a gifted athlete from his youth and attended Manlius Military Academy in NY on a football scholarship. He would later proudly serve his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. For much of his career, Mr. Backiel worked in residential real estate in the local area. He was a member of the Christiana Country Club and greatly enjoyed playing golf. His wife, Anne R. L. Backiel, died in 2003. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mary E. Backiel of La Veta, CO and Linda A. Backiel of San Juan, PR; sister, Eleanor Holmes of NC; and nieces and nephews. A committal service will be held at 11 AM on Monday, November 1, 2004, in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, PO Box 2610, Wilmington, DE 19805-0610 (302-655-9624).

Bacon, Frances
Mrs. Frances Bacon - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 1975 - Mrs. Frances Bacon, lifetime Pueblo resident, late of 125 W. 10th St., passed away Parkview Episcopal Hospital, July 18, 1975, following brief illness. Survived by two children, Richard Gallegos and Mrs. Lillie Munoz, both of Pueblo. Mrs. Bacon was the aunt of Joe Maestas, and Clyde Maestas, both of Denver, and Mrs. Beatrice Chapman, Maryland. Five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren also survive. Private services. Interment Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family respectfully requests omission of food and flowers.

Bacon, Judy K.
Judy K. Bacon - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2003 - Judy K. Bacon began celebrating eternal life with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sept. 9, 2003. Judy was born July 24, 1943, in Las Vegas, N.M., to Maurice and Irene Lindahl Holscher and has lived in this area most of her life. Through her faith in, and walk with Jesus Christ, she touched many countless lives of all ages. Judy was preceded in death by her much-loved parents; a brother, John Clark Holscher; aunt, Mildred Beatrice Pierce; father-in-law, Floyd Hampton Bacon; grand mother-in-law, Amanda Bacon; nephew, Montie Van Eckerdt; and niece, Sidney Gilmore. Her memory will be cherished by Paul, her husband of 41 years; daughters, Belinda (Eric) Ervin and Paula Bacon; grandchildren, Joshua, Kayla, Shawn Ervin and John Paul Bacon; very precious mom-in-law, Edith Lorene Bacon; loving sister, Maurene Joan Gerson; sisters-in-law, Barbara Jean Holscher, Janice Amanda Walker, Anne Lorene Wilcoxson, as well as numerous beloved cousins, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bacon will lie in state at the church from 4 p.m. until service time on Friday. Funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, at the Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway Ave., Pueblo. Interment will take place in the Fairview Cemetery in La Junta at 10 a.m. Saturday. Donations in memory of Judy may be made to the Broadway Christian Church Youth Fund.

Bacon, Orpha M. Reno
Orpha M. Reno Bacon - Holyoke Enterprise - July 15, 1926 - Mrs. J. W. Bacon Died In Pueblo Last Friday - Mrs. Orpha M. Bacon, wife of John W. Bacon, died last Friday at Pueblo, where she had been taken but a short time before to the state hospital for the insane. She had reached the age of 52 years, as she was born in Wayne County, Michigan, March 29, 1874. Mrs. Bacon had been ill for several months, and finally her condition made necessary her removal to Pueblo. There she died, with the husband present at her bedside. The body was returned to Holyoke, where the funeral services were held Sunday at the Presbyterian church. Interment was made in the Holyoke cemetery. Colver Brothers were in charge of the body. Mrs. Bacon was a loving wife and mother, and made a large circle of friends in Holyoke. Orpha M. Reno was born March 29, 1874 in Wayne County, Michigan. She married Ulsey Twiss to which union were born five children, namely, Roy of Pegram, Idaho; Mrs. Mary McConnell of Lone Pine, Wyoming; Robert and Edward of Holyoke. One child, Sammy, died in infancy. She married John W. Bacon January 27, 1908, to which union were born three children, Ernest, Cullen and Stanley, all of whom reside with their father in Holyoke. Besides the foregoing, she leaves her aged mother, Mrs. Mary Reno of Holyoke, three brothers, Burton and Elmer Reno of Gillette, Wyoming, and Wilmer Reno of Julesburg; three sisters, Mrs. John Sheets of Glendale, Arizona, Mrs. John Paisley of Gillette, Wyoming, and Mrs. Elwood Hurster of Glendale, Arizona. Early in life she united with the Christian church, of which she was a faithful member until failing health hindered her regular attendance.

Bacon, Sylvia Mae
Sylvia Mae Bacon – Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 1990 – Sylvia Mae Bacon passed away unexpectedly Jan. 12, 1990. Survived by her husband Robert E. Bacon of the family apartment; 'sons' and brothers, Dan (JoAnne) Eastman, Pueblo, Timothy (Ruth) Eastman, Canon City; sister Maurine (Earl) Miller, Pueblo; brother-in-law, J. G. Bacon, Johnson City, TN; sisters-in-law, Vera Robinson, Norfolk, VA; and Edith Bacon, Shreveport, LA> Also survived by her grandchildren, Todd K. Eastman, Dana Lambert, Greg Eastman, Terry Eastman, Jacque Sue Weter and numerous nieces and nephews. Born Jan. 8, 1828 in Salida and had been a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring as a teacher from School District No. 60. Member of the First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford Ave. where services will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday, with Rev. Roland Crosley, officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Badel, Steve
Steve Badel – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Steve Badel is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Steve Badel: Greek, age 38, married with two surviving children. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Badger, Walter C.
Walter C. Badger - Rocky Mountain News - October 22, 1994 - Walter C. Badger, 80, of Wheat Ridge died Aug. 10 in Lutheran Hospice. Services were Aug. 12 in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, with entombment in Mother Cabrini II mausoleum in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mr. Badger was born July 7, 1914, in Walsenburg. He married Ida Madrid in Littleton. He owned a dry cleaning business on East Colfax Avenue, ran the 10th Avenue Grill and Ty's Lounge in the 1960s, and worked for Wells Fargo, Money Mart and several security services. He is survived by his wife; three sons, Walter of Arizona, Terry of Aspen and Kelly of Massachusetts; two daughters, Cynthia of Arizona and Melinda of Rome; three step-daughters, Dianna Alire, Geraldine Rose, both of Denver, and Joella Thomas of Edmond, Okla.; four grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren.

Badgett, Dorothy Elizabeth
Dorothy Elizabeth Badgett - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 1998 - Dorothy Elizabeth Badgett, 67, passed away at a local hospital on Nov. 20, 1998. She was born May 13, 1931, in La Junta and lived in Colorado Springs from 1959 to 1998. Retried from the civil service for the USAFA. Survived by daughter, Lanetta Kay Davis- sons, Stephen Ray Badgett, L. Keith Badgett- brothers, Durwood White, William G. White, James Keith White- six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation, 1-8 p.m. today, Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, Colo. Services, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, at USAFA Community Center Chapel. Burial, Evergreen Cemetery. Contributions to the Salvation Army, 908 Yuma, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80909. Arrangements by Swan-Law Funeral Directors.

Badovinac, Mary Rose
Mary Rose Badovinac - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 1998 - Mary Rose Badovinac, the daughter of Michael and Sarafina Occhiato, died March 28, 1998.  Wife of Nick Badovinac, who passed away in 1973.  Mother of Nick (Lorie) Badovinac, Pueblo, and Michael Badovinac, Duarte, Calif.  Grandmother of Nickey Joe (Sally) Badovinac, Robert (Rosemary) Badovinac, Nikki Ann (Kenny) Fisher, Michael (Joann) Badovinac, Michelle (Bob) Ross, Toni Ann Badovinac, Sharon Phegley, Mary Rose (Howard) Rose, John (Jennifer) Badovinac, Steve (Sheila) Badovinac, Christopher Badovinac and Shawn Pinamonte.  Great-grandmother of 16.  Also survived by sisters, Rose Occhiato, Theresa Rossi, and Helen (Jerry) Lindberg, all of Pueblo;  sister-in-law, Joan Occhiato, Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Preceded in death by daughter, Ann Phegley, who passed away April 27, 1997; brothers, Carl, Joe and Anthony Occhiato;  and sisters, Frances Carducci and Jennie Gersick.  Mrs. Badovinac was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption parish, Dante Alighieri Society, Amici Society, was a Democratic Chairperson of Pueblo for many years and was employed in the County Assessor's Office and her father's Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company.  Services:  Our Lady of the Assumption Church.  Rosary, Thursday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Friday, 11 a.m.  Interment Roselawn Cemetery.  The family may be contacted at 1806 Lark Bunting.

Badovinac, Michael Anthony
Michael Anthony Badovinac - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2001 - Michael Anthony Badovinac, age 63, born June 26, 1938, passed away Nov. 20, 2001. He is survived by his children, Bob (Rose Mary) Badovinac, Northglenn, Michael (Lisa Jo Ann) Badovinac and Michelle (Bob) Ross, both of Pueblo. Grandfather of Michael Badovinac, Donna Ashley Ross and Bobby Ross. Also survived by aunts, Rose Occhiato, Theresa Rossi, Helen Lindberg and Joan Occhiato, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, Nick and Mary Badovinac; brother, Nick Badovinac Jr.; and sister, Ann Phegley. Mike graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School in 1956. He moved to Southern California where he lived for most of his life and worked in the automobile business. He resided in Pueblo for the last 3 years. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Friday. The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Christ the King Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Badovinac, Nick John Jr.
Col. Nick John Badovinac Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2000 - Col. Nick John Badovinac Jr., age 69, passed away May 9, 2000. He was born on Nov. 19, 1930, in Pueblo to Nick and Mary Occhiato Badovinac. Col. Badovinac spent his early years in California where he attended John Marshall High School in Los Angeles. He excelled in football and played in the first Milk Bowl. An avid boxer, Nick sparred with professionals during high school and Jr. College. As a childhood actor, he was the regular stand-in for Bobby Watson, the star of "Boys Town". In 1953, Col. Badovinac was drafted into the US Army and served two tours of duty during the Korean Conflict. After the Korean Conflict he entered Officers Candidate School and began his 30 year career as an officer in the U.S. Army. His assignments included two tours of duty in Viet Nam, and service at a variety of foreign and domestic posts including Japan, the Pentagon, and three years as Commander of the U.S. Army Forces in Puerto Rico. During a courageous military life, Col. Badovinac was the recipient of the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit twice, two Bronze Stars, three Purple Hearts, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Air Medal with V Device. While in the service he also graduated from the Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and completed a Bachelors Degree from Park College in Kansas City, Kan. After Col. Badovinac's retirement from the military, the family returned to Pueblo where he developed the Youth Program for Bowling which involved over 1,000 children and sponsored a Youth Bowling Traveling League. Col. Badovinac was an avid bowler for 50 years and had to his credit an 800 series, seventeen 300 games, and numerous tournament championships around the world. In 1999 he was inducted into the Pueblo Bowling Association Hall of Fame. At the time of his death he owned and operated the Up Your Average Bowling Pro Shop and was a member of BPOE and Pueblo Aerie No. 145. Survivors include his wife, Lorie; children, Nickey Joe (Sally Horne) Badovinac, Toni Ann Badovinac, Mary Rose (Howard) Rose, John Michael (Jennifer) Badovinac, Steven Paul (Sheila) Badovinac, Christopher Andrew Badovinac and Shawn Pinamonte. Grandchildren include Robert Nick Toni Rewitzer, Paul-David Badovinac, Nikael Ruskin Badovinac, Blake Anthony Badovinac, Kyle Austin Rose, Andrea May Rose, Brittany Ann Rose, Laura Ashley Rose, Kassandra Rose, Hailey Lynn Badovinac and Jordan Noah Badovinac. Nick is also survived by his brother, Michael Anthony Badovinac; the mother of his children, Algie May Didlaukies; aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and three grandchildren. Visitation, Friday, 5 to 7 p.m., George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, Saturday, 9 a.m., Christ the King Church followed by full military honors and interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to the Nick Badovinac Cancer Fund. Donations will be used to establish the Nick Badovinac Cancer Foundation to assist Colorado cancer patients in need.

Bady, John
John Bady - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2001 - John Bady, 78, passed away April 30, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; daughters, Ruth Dussart and Kelli Walker; five grandchildren, Herbie Hanson, Hailli Hanson, Kristi Walker, John Dussart and Jesy Dussart. Memorial service to be held at Faith Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Thursday. Contributions may be made to WWII Memorial Fund in his name.

Baer, James
James Baer - Bayfield Blade - October 5, 1911 - Francisco Romero was sentenced to the penitentiary for thirty-five years for the murder of James Baer, at Trinidad.

Baer, Ruth
Miss Ruth Baer - Huerfano World - October 19, 2000 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1918: The first death in Walsenburg from the so-called Spanish influenza is that of Miss Ruth Baer, bookkeeper for Sears and Sears Garage.

Baetjer, Rose
Rose Baetjer – Pueblo Chieftain – July 26, 1920 – Body of Rose Baetjer was sent to Paonia yesterday by the Whiton Mortuary.

Bagley, Helen Fisher
Helen Fisher Bagley - Yampa Leader - January 16, 1904 - Helen Fisher Bagley, aged seventeen and Lilly Power, aged seventeen, both residents of Pueblo, were victims of the Iroquois theater fire in Chicago. Both girls were attending school in Chicago.

Bahm, Gladys Meggison
Gladys Meggison Bahm - News Banner - May 16, 2004 - Covington, LA - Gladys Meggison Bahm, 62, died Monday, May 10, 2004, due to complications from leukemia. She was a native of Trinidad, Colo., a resident of Red Oak, Texas, for 12 years and a resident of Praireville for one year. She was a computer technician for Southwestern Bell Phone Co. She was the wife of Jack Bahm; mother of Michael Coberly, Jackie Lee Bahm, Tami Kirby, Ginny Beadle, Glenda Hardister, Wendy Stewart and Sonja Bailey; and sister of William Meggison, John Meggison and Martha Fulks. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gwendlynn and Earl William Meggison. Funeral services were held Wednesday at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home with interment in Baham Cemetery in Folsom.

Bailey, Alexander C.
Alexander C. Bailey - Fort Collins Weekly Courier - July 13, 1904 - News of the death of Alex Bailey, this city, was received from Pueblo this morning. Mrs. Bailey, who lives at the Foy ranch, seven miles out, left for Pueblo on the afternoon train. No particulars were contained in the telegram. Fort Collins Weekly Courier - July 13, 1904 – The funeral of the late Alexander C. Bailey, who died on Tuesday at the insane hospital in Pueblo, will be held at Hollowell's undertaking parlors at 2 o'clock on Friday afternoon. Fort Collins Weekly Courier - August 17, 1904 - Alexander C. Bailey died July 12 at the insane asylum in Pueblo. He carried $1,000 insurance in the Fraternal Aid association at the time of his death, and this morning, one month and four days after his demise, Secretary H. J. Kinnison of the local council of that order, received a warrant for $1,000 payable to the widow, Mrs. Edith Bailey. The Fraternal Aid pays all its losses with equal promptness.

Bailey, Bob
Bob Bailey - Huerfano World - February 16, 1984 - Two former Huerfanos, a father and son, Neil and Bob Bailey, died within two weeks of each other in Veterans Hospital in Los Angeles, CA. Neil Bailey died Jan. 15, 1984, in the hospital in California where he had moved after the death of his wife, Kathleen Unfug Bailey, in March, 1983. Bob Bailey died Feb. 1, 1984 in the hospital. Both were cremated.

Bailey, Bruce Freeman
Bruce Freeman Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2006 - Bruce Freeman Bailey: Native of La Veta, Colorado, born July 28, 1955. Son of Freeman Bailey and Josephine Pushkarenko, brother of Gary (Juanita) Bailey and Nancy (Jeff) Geiser, father of Jeb (Wendy) Bailey and Jill (Eric) Andreatta, grandfather of Colton Freeman Bailey, Andra Marie Bailey, Chance Joseph Bailey, Keegan Joseph Andreatta, and Rylan Lee Andreatta. Bruce is also survived by his former wife and mother of his children, Janice Riggins and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Bruce graduated from La Veta High School in 1973. He was employed by Union Pacific Railroad. He passed away on May 25, 2006. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 10:00 AM at the United Methodist Church in La Veta. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Bruce Bailey Memorial Fund, C/O Community Banks, 401 Main Street, La Veta, Colorado, 81055.

Bailey, John
John Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1978 - Funeral services for John Bailey, 81, will be held at 2 p.m. today at United Methodist Church. Military honors will be conferred by a Fort Carson unit at La Veta Cemetery. Bailey died unexpectedly January 14, 1978, at his home. He was born at Raymond, Kan., July 4, 1896, and lived in Greensburg during his youth. He served in the U.S. Army during World War I. He married Opal Catherine Hunsinger in Ulysses, Kan. on July 12, 1922 and they lived near Moscow, Kan. before coming to Towner in 1929 where he was a wheat farmer. In 1937 the family rented a farm and ranch in Huerfano County and in 1945 he bought a ranch on Middle Creek. He and his sons have since operated the ranch. He was a member of Spanish Peaks Grange and was a member of McRae-Duzenack Post of American legion until its disbandment. His first wife died in 1962. He married Winnie Woodring in 1964 and she died in 1977. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Keeling of La Veta; five sons, Maurice and Richard Bailey of Walsenburg, Freeman and Kenneth (Jack) Bailey of La Veta, and James Bailey, DVM, Gunnison; a sister, a brother, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bailey, Kathleen L.
Mrs. Kathleen L. (Unfug) Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 1983 - Mrs. Kathleen L. (Unfug) Bailey, Denver formerly of Walsenburg, March 4, 1983. Daughter of the late Dan C. and Ivy I. Unfug. Sister of the late Dan C. Unfug Jr. Wife of Neil Bailey, Denver, and mother of Robert Bailey, Los Angeles, Calif. Also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside service 4 p.m. Tuesday, Masonic Cemetery.

Bailey, Lee Wallace
Lee Wallace Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - February 07, 2005 - Lee Wallace Bailey, 77, passed away Feb. 5, 2005. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Reta Bailey; son, Garry (Brandy) Bailey of Pueblo; grandchildren, Jerrika, Aubrey and Garrison Bailey; mother-in-law, Anna Sue Osborn; sisters, Pat (Bob) Jones of Pittsburg, Texas, Mary (Jack) Rawdon of Edmond, Okla., Betty (E.M.) Jones of Dimmitt, Texas, Nancy (Fred) Mullins of Pittsburg, Texas; brothers-in-law, Jim Osborn of Littleton, Colo. and Gene (Rose) Osborn of Denver; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his brother, Shafter Bailey; and sister, Dorothy Honeycutt. Lee was born to Shafter and Leatrice Bailey on Jan. 2, 1928, in Chickasha, Okla. He served in the U. S. Navy at the conclusion of World War II and was the owner and operator of Northside Ace Hardware from 1974 to 1998. Lee enjoyed fishing and golfing and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Viewing will be held at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at Temple Baptist Church, 3030 Thatcher, with the Rev. Stephen Bloyd officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorials to the Legacy Fund at Temple Baptist Church, c/o the funeral home.

Bailey, Leona B.
Leona B. Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 1986 - Mrs. Leona B. Bailey passed away at a local nursing home April 28, 1986. Aunt of Delmer, Raymond, and Elmer Craig and Ruth Jean Weigel, Pueblo, Adrian A. Stuart and Donald Craig, Grand Junction, Ogden Craig, Central City, Ky., Robert Craig, Santa Maria, Calif., John E. Craig, Greenville, Ky., and William Craig, Ogden, Utah; sister-in-law of four, Fannie, Mildred, Anne, and Florence Craig. Predeceased by her husband, Edward Bailey, in 1963 and a nephew, James Craig. Member of the First Baptist Church and Adah Chapter 34, Order of Eastern Star. She was born on March 5, 1896, in Kentucky and had been employed before retirement at the Colorado State Hospital. Arrangements pending.

Bailey, LouEmma
LouEmma Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2000 - LouEmma Bailey, 76, born Dec. 13, 1924, in Florence, Miss., passed away at her home on Dec. 19, 2000. LouEmma was a resident of Pueblo for 14 years. She retired as a bank teller. Survived by her two daughters, Marilyn Campbell, Dorothy Archer; son, Eddie Foster; two granddaughters, Brigitte Mason and Patricia Foster; two grandsons, Antoine Page, Brian Foster; great-grandson, James Mason Jr.; two brothers; three sisters; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. LouEmma was a member of the 8th Street Baptist Church and also the NWACP. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with cremation to follow.

Bailey, Mae
Mae Bailey - Huerfano World - January 18, 2007 - Mae Bailey, formerly of Cuchara and Truth or Consequences, NM, passed away Monday, January 15, 2007 in Fort Collins. Mae and her family celebrated her 101st birthday January 5. She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie (Darrel) Moser and Barbara "Bobbie" Pullin, both of Fort Collins; and a son, M. Dee (Kathy) Bailey, Woodbridge, VA. She is also survived by two sisters and their spouses, ten grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin L. Bailey, February 15, 1981; her parents, four sisters, grandson, Brandon Scott Bailey, and great-granddaughter Taylor Blair Pullin. Memorial service will be held Friday, January 18, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the First United Church Chapel in Fort Collins. Memorials may be sent to Cheraw Methodist Church, P. O. Box 134, Cheraw, CO 81030 or FUMC (Chair Lift Fund), 1005 Stover Street, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524.

Bailey, Mary Joeann
Mary Joeann Bailey - Huerfano World - December 28, 2006 - Mary Joeann Bailey, 76, born March 26, 1930, passed away unexpectedly on December 20, 2006 at Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Lora Roush and her husband, William Bailey. She is survived by her son, Alan (Butch) Dietrich, daughter, Kimberly Eldridge, son-in-law Steve Eldridge; granddaughters, Kari (Aaron) Egger and Kelli (Buddy) Van Matre; two beautiful great-grandsons, Mason and Blaine Egger. Joeann grew up and attended school in La Veta until 1946 when her parents moved to Denver. She graduated from South High School in Denver in 1948. She married Doug Dietrich in 1950 and William Bailey in 1982. She lived in Littleton until 1987, when she fulfilled her dream and returned to her home in Huerfano County. She drove a school buss for 33 years, played the piano, loved flowers and adored her dogs, Pepper and Tootie. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Bailey, Mr.
Mr. Bailey – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 13, 1879 – A man named Bailey, says a telegram to the Tribune, left Canon a few days ago for Leadville with a party of freighters and one passenger, and they camped on the night of the 4th, when toward the morning of the 5th one of them was awakened by a sharp pain in his hand, and discovered that one of his fingers was missing. He sprang up and found Bailey dead, with a bullet hole in his head, and the passenger, whose name was not learned, up and dressed. The wounded man then hastened to Cleora and gave the alarm, leaving the passenger with the dead man. Officers went to the scene and placed the stranger under arrest, and an examination was held, which led to the conclusion that he was the murderer, for upon his person was found a portion of some money which he knew Bailey possessed when the stage drove out of Cleora. The murderer was found in his shirt and drawers hanging near the road, dead. Judge Lynch had been swifter than the arm of the law.

Bailey, Neil
Neil Bailey - Huerfano World - February 16, 1984 - Two former Huerfanos, a father and son, Neil and Bob Bailey, died within two weeks of each other in Veterans Hospital in Los Angeles, CA. Neil Bailey died Jan. 15, 1984, in the hospital in California where he had moved after the death of his wife, Kathleen Unfug Bailey, in March, 1983. Bob Bailey died Feb. 1, 1984 in the hospital. Both were cremated.

Bailey, Opal Katherine
Opal Katherine Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 1962 - Opal Katherine Bailey, 60, beloved wife of Jim Bailey, La Veta; beloved mother of Morris Bailey, Gardner; Freeman, Kenneth and James Bailey, all of La Veta; Richard Bailey, Walsenburg, and Mrs. Charles Keeling, La Veta; sister of Mrs. A. A. Marshall, Walsenburg; Walter Hunsinger, Moscow, Kan., and Glen Hunsinger, La Junta survived also by 11 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services today at La Veta Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. R. A. Anderson and the Rev. J. H. Gerault, officiating; interment La Veta Cemetery.

Bailey, Pauline
Pauline Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2006 - Pauline Bailey, 88, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter went home to be with her Savior and Lord on Jan. 10, 2006. Preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Trujillo; parents, Roman and Maria Urueta; sisters, Martha Martinez, Victoria Patterson, Ruth Vargas, Petra Hijar; brothers, Eleno and Pete Urueta. Survived by her loving husband of 71 years, Lawrence Bailey; sister, Liz (Joe) Montoya; children, Kenneth Bailey, Joan (Joe) Solis, Jean Daugherty, Robert (Connie) Bailey and Lawrence Bailey Jr.; 22 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pauline made homemaking an art as she cared for her family. She was especially known for her delicious homemade pancakes and syrup. Pauline loved music and attending church. She always made time to tenderly care for each grandchild and their needs with her special touch. Her family waits for our blessed hope when we will all be reunited. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Praise Assembly of God. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bailey, Ralph M.
Ralph M. Bailey - Huerfano World - December 6, 2001 - Ralph Marion Bailey, 92, of Walsenburg, passed away Nov. 18, 2001.  Private services were held following cremation.  He was born Oct. 14, 1909 in Climax Springs, MO.  He was in the upholstering business.  On May 30, 1964 he married Anna Huss in Santa Fe, NM.   He is survived by his wife; son,  Red Noel, adopted grandson, Ezra Orion, Colorado City; son, William, three grandsons, Steve and Jeff, Denver, and Tommy, Texas; two stepsons, Gary Lloyd, Sacramento, CA, and Danny Lloyd, Doniphan, MO; two sisters, Nell Bacon and Nadine Bailey, San Jose, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bailey, Richard
Richard Bailey - Huerfano World - July 5, 2007 - Richard Bailey died June 30, 2007. A private family service at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home will be held at 1:30 p.m. on July 9. A public graveside service will be at 3:00 p.m. at Masonic Cemetery. No viewing. Full Obituary to follow next week. Huerfano World - July 12, 2007 - Richard Bailey dies in Trinidad - Richard Max Bailey, 79, passed away June 30, 2007, at Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad. He was born on October 23, 1927 in Hugoton, KS, to John and Opal Bailey. The John Bailey family moved to La Veta in March, 1936, where Richard grew up and married Barbara Beamer on June 19, 1949. Richard and Barbara moved to the Nigro ranch in Ideal Canyon where they lived for 10 years. They moved to Walsenburg in February, 1959, where Mr. Bailey operated the 7th Street Chevron Service Station. He purchased the Stiglich Shoe Shop in 1963 and operated until he was too ill to continue. Richard drove a school bus for District Re-1 for 35 years. He was a calm, quiet, peaceful man and had a unique sense of humor. He was also known to be able to fix almost anything and was always a hard worker. He loved his small ranch and cattle in the Pryor area and spent every spare moment out there. He is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara, much loved children Amy Sue (Tom) McCray, Alan (Sally) Bailey, Ann Fay (Johnny) Vanderlip; dearly loved grandchildren, Molly Jean and Daniel James McCray; step-grandchildren, Douglas (Jamie) Patterson, Seth (Tricia) Patterson, Jessica (David) Anderson; 4 great-grandchildren, Ruby, Luke, Alyssa and Chase Patterson; brothers Maurice (Evalyn), Freeman, Kenneth (Carol) and Dr. James (Beverly) Bailey; brothers-in-law Russell (Phyllis) Beamer, John (Kathy) Beamer; sister-in-law Dorothy Beamer Logozzo; eighteen nieces and nephews; numerous cousins, friends and acquaintances. Predeceased by parents, John and Opal Bailey, a sister, Marjorie Kelling (Charles Kelling Jr.) and nephew Bruce Bailey.

Bailey, Walter C.
Walter C. Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2002 - Huerfano World - May 16, 2002 - Walter C. Bailey, 82, passed away on May 11, 2002. Born in Middlesex, N.C., on Sept. 3, 1920. After a 30 year military career, which took him and his family all over the world, he chose to retire in La Veta, Colo., where he enjoyed the wonder of living in a rural community. He was very involved in community activities, Highway of Legends, the Walsenburg Chamber of Commerce and the Fort Francisco Museum in La Veta. As Southern Colorado's self-appointed "weatherman," his weather forecasting, sense of humor and smile will be greatly missed. Preceded in death by his parents, Griffin and Donnie Bailey; eight siblings; and granddaughter, Patti Kessler. Survived and missed by his wife of 50 years, Manuelita (Molly) Bailey; son, Joseph Dale Bailey; and daughter, Annajo (Anita) Sanchez; his grandchildren, Aaron Kessler, Julie Ann Bailey, Amber Bailey, Kelly Bailey-Briar, Arleigh Bailey, Joseph Bailey; and great-grandchildren, Trinity Kessler and Kaiya Bailey; numerous nephews and nieces; all the inherited primo's from Huerfano County and all his daily coffee break buddies, and friends in the following organizations: AARP, American Legion, Eagles, Walsenburg Latino Club, Pearl Harbor Survivors, V.F.W. and V.F.W. A memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at St. Mary's Church in Walsenburg, followed by military honors by an active duty honor guard from Fort Carson, Ritual Teams: Pueblo Veterans and CO. Pearl Harbor survivors and Walsenburg Veterans of Foreign Wars. Following the military honors, the family is pleased to receive friends at the Eagles Hall on Main Street in Walsenburg. Memorials should be sent to the Fort Francisco Museum. Cremation, Almont Crematory.

Bailey, William D.
William D. Bailey - Huerfano World - July 3, 2003 - William D. Bailey, 60, of La Veta, died June 28, 2003 at the Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness. Mr. Bailey is survived by his wife, Joeann of the family home; three sons, Larry, Duane and Bill Jr.; daughter, Anita; three sisters, Maxine, Claudia and Dosha; stepchildren, Kim and Alan "Butch," and all of their families. Cremation with graveside memorial, Service, 11 a.m. Thursday, July 3, at the La Veta Cemetery, followed by a reception at the United Methodist Church, La Veta. In Iieu of flowers, donations can be made to the La Veta QRT'S, P.O. Box 735, La Veta, CO 81055.

Bailey, William L.
William L. Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2005 - William L. Bailey , 57, born and raised in Pueblo died May 26, 2005 in Brush, Colo. Missed by family and friends.

Baillie, Glen Richard
Glen Richard Baillie –Pueblo Chieftain – September 13, 2006 -Glen Richard "Dick" Baillie passed away Sept. 6, 2006, in Pueblo. Dick was born Aug. 7, 1938, in Glenwood Springs, Colo., to Glen A. and Aina P. Baillie. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, taught in the Lake County Schools in Leadville for 27 years before his retirement, and was active in many educational and community organizations in Leadville and in community and church activities in Alamosa. Declining health forced a move from his beloved mountains and curtailed his hobbies of fishing, remodeling, and other physical activities, but could never dim his spirit or his perseverance. He moved to Pueblo in 2001 and was a member of Christ Congregational Church UCC. Dick is survived by his wife, Judith Adams Baillie; children, Alix (Tara) Maiden-Baillie and Lisa Olson; grandchildren, Emily and Jacob Olson; brothers-in-law, Martin (Lori) Adams and Gerald (Wanda) Adams; sisters-in-law, Kathryn (John Norton) Adams and Diane Adams; and his mother-in-law, Phyllis Adams. He also is survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, Christ Congregational Church UCC, 1003 Liberty Lane. The family offers special thanks to the friends in Leadville, Alamosa, Pueblo, and elsewhere who walked with us in this journey. Much gratitude is given to the staff at Frontier Hospice for their loving and compassionate care of Dick during the last eight months. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in memory of Dick to the Pueblo Animal Shelter or to Frontier Hospice, through the mortuary.

Bain, Lillian J.
Lillian J. Bain - February 02, 1999 - Lillian J. Bain, passed away on Jan. 30, 1999, in Pueblo. Lillian was born Sept. 8, 1909, in Clarkson, Neb., and had been a Pueblo resident since moving here with her husband, John, in 1938. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Bain Jr., in November of 1981. Her survivors include several nieces and nephews. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Graveside services and interment of the cremated remains will be held in Clarkson, Neb., at a later date.

Bain, Mrs.
Mrs. Bain – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – February 19, 1880 – Died, on Friday evening, February 13th, Mrs. Bain, mother of Mrs. A. D. Joseph, of South Pueblo.

Baione, Antonette
Antonette Baione - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 1999 - Antonette Baione, 97, of Walsenburg, passed away June 10, 1999, in a Walsenburg hospital. She was born to Louis and Letica Marchiori, Feb. 10, 1902, in Italy. She is preceded in death by her parents and spouses, Albert Colantoni and John Baione- one daughter, Lorraine Komaroski- two sons-in-law, Amadeo Anselmo and George Komaroski- three brothers and one sister. She is survived by two daughters, Rose Marie Anselmo, Walsenburg, and Edith Vanotti, Pueblo- six grandchildren- eight great-grandchildren- and three great-great-grandchildren- numerous nieces and nephews. At the age of five, she spent most of her life in Bear Creek. She was a member of the Tabernacle Society and was a former Catholic Daughter. She enjoyed painting, sewing and bingo. She also enjoyed gardening and flowers. Viewing, 1-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Chapel. Rosary will follow at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Mary Church, Rev. Leonard Racki, officiating. Interment, South St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg. Huerfano World - June 17, 1999 - Antonette Baione, 97, of Walsenburg, died June 10, 1999 in Huerfano Medical Center. Born to Louis and Letica Marchiori, February 10, 1902 in Italy, at the age of five, she spent most of her life in Bear Creek. She was a member of Tabernacle Society and a former Catholic Daughter of America. She enjoyed painting, sewing, bingo, gardening, and flowers. Survivors include two daughters, Rose Marie Anselmo, Walsenburg and Edith Vanotti, Pueblo; six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Funeral mass was from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Burial was in South St. Mary Cemetery.

Baione, Delfino
Delfino Baione - World Independent – January 16, 1931 - Delfino Baione - Delfino Margaret Baione, 6 years of age, died at the Lamme hospital on Thursday of pneumonia. Deceased is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Baione of Alamo. She was born at La Veta September 21, 1924. Funeral services will be held from the home at Alamo at 1 p.m. Thursday and from the church at La Veta at 2 p.m., Rev. W.H. Miller officiating. Interment will be in the La Veta cemetery under direction of Unfug-Peet.

Baione, Delphina Vercellino
Delphina Vercellino Baione - Walsenburg Independent - June 8, 1935 - Mrs. E. Baione of La Veta Dies This Afternoon - Resident Taken by Death Today - Mrs. Delfina Baione, 59, a resident of La Veta for 30 years, died at her home there at 1:15 o'clock today after a brief illness. Mrs. Baione lapsed into a coma Thursday night and did not regain consciousness. She is survived by her husband, Ettore Baione, five sons, Pete, John and Ettore Jr. all of La Veta, and Joe of Colemont, Wyoming, and Tony, of Latuda, Utah, and by two daughters, Mrs. Lena Welsby, and Mrs. Delphina Gallassini, of Walsenburg, and by six grandchildren. Mrs. Baione came to this county from Italy at the age of 16, settling first in Spring Valley, Ill. She moved with her family to La Veta seven years later, and has lived there for thirty years. Funeral services will be announced later by Unfug-Peet Mortuary. Huerfano World - June 16, 1994 - This Week in La Veta History - 1934: Died, Delphina Vercellino Baione, who was born in Italy in 1875 but has been a resident of Huerfano County since 1903, leaving five sons and two daughters.

Baione, E. Kelley Jr.
E. Kelley Baione Jr. - Huerfano World - June 4, 1998 - E. Kelley Baione Jr., 92, of Tempe, AZ, died May 11, 1998. He was a retired government warehouseman. Born in Walsenburg in 1906, survivors include his wife, L. Gladys; daughters, Joanne Mahoney, Dauphine Garthright and Leta Mae Pierce; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Service was from Green Acres Mortuary in Scottsdale, AZ.

Baione, John
John Baione - La Veta Signature - August 25, 1988 - John Baione, 92, died August 13, 1988 at Huerfano County Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Baione was born March 8, 1896 in Spring Valley, IL. He came to Huerfano County as a young child residing in La Veta and area coal camps. He started working in the coal mines at the age of 14, then worked in La Veta as a mechanic at the Ford Garage for 20 years. While working there, he got into race car driving in his spare time. He married the former Antonette Marchiori in Raton, New Mexico in April of 1942. At that time he went to his ranch on Bear Creek which he had worked for over 26 years, retiring in 1968. He was a WWI veteran (one of the oldest living veterans in Huerfano County) and a member of St. Mary Church. Living relatives include his wife Ann of the family home; two daughters, Rosemary Anselmo of Bear Creek; Edith Vanotte, Avondale. He was the brother of Lena Welsby and Pete Baione, both of La Veta; Joe Baione of Canon City; and Kelly Baione, Tempe, AZ; a brother-in-law, Fred Marchiori, Bear Creek; as well as 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Baione, Margaret
Margaret Baione - Huerfano World - January 28, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History - 1931: Margaret, the seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Baione, died of pneumonia.

Baione, Pete
Pete Baione - Huerfano World - February 28, 1991 - Pete Baione, 96, of Canon City, formerly of La Veta, died late Saturday night, Feb. 23, 1991, in St. Thomas More Progressive Care Center where he had been a resident for about two years. He had been in fair health until about 10 days ago when he came down with pneumonia. Born in Spring Valley, IL, Dec. 28, 1894, with his family he came West where his father worked in the coal mines in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. Later, the Baione family settled in La Veta valley where Mr. Baione grew up. He went to work at an early age in the coal mines. He had also worked for the railroad in Salida as well as in the saw mill and cheese factory at La Veta. Mr. Baione was a member of IOOF Lodge, No. 141 of La Veta for many years. Mr. Baione never married. He is survived by a sister, Lena Welsby, La Veta and two brothers, Joe Baione, Florence and Kelly Baione, Tempe, AZ. Graveside service was Wednesday in La Veta Cemetery. Odd Fellow graveside service followed. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Baird, Albert Kenneth
Albert Kenneth Baird - Denver Rocky Mountain News - January 11, 1999 - Albert Kenneth Baird, 78, of Clifton died Dec. 19. Services were private. Mr. Baird was born in Farr on April 4, 1920. He married Edna Bonnell, 1973. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a retired free-lance photographer. Survivors include his wife.

Baird, Dorothy
Dorothy Baird - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2002 - Dorothy Baird, 78, of Pueblo, departed this life peacefully at home with her family by her side on Jan. 26. Born Jan. 18, 1924. She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Allen J. Baird; grandson, Rusty Baird; sister, Marie Latka; nephew, Nick Latka; parents, Nick and Attie Provinanzo. Dorothy also was affectionately known as "Goosey." She is survived by her seven darlings, Sue (Dwight) Brown, Jay Baird, Becky (Paul) Stringer, Janice Chris Otten, Jane Baird (Dennis Zimmerman), Darcy (Mike) Purcell, Betsy (Ryan) Morris; grandchildren, Doug and Nick Brown, Lacy Baird, Lysa (Jason) Willis, Jeanette (Brad) Micheli, Trinity and Noel Otten, Meghan Purcell, Reed Morris; great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Layla Willis, Brooklyn and Ronald Jacob Micheli; other special family members, sisters, Virginia Fortino, Marge (John) McFate; brother, Jack Provinzano; nieces and nephews, Daryl, Scott and John Provinzano, Carol Fortino, Tom Latka, Scott, Lisa and Steve McFate and Lynn Pack; special friends, Ellen Mahoney, Betty Divivo and Walter McFate. Thank you to her caregivers, Mary Trujillo and Virginia Riley. Dorothy will be best remembered for her Monday night volleyball games in which she played for 45 years. She was a longtime member of Colombian PTA. Dorothy enjoyed gardening, long car rides and family parties. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at St. Patrick's Church.

Baird, Edward E.
Edward E. Baird – Telluride Daily Journal – March 16, 1906 – Frightful Wreck – Fast Passenger Trains Meet in Head On Collision – Note: Edward E. Baird is listed among the dead of the Adobe Train Disaster, March 16, 1906. Edward E. Baird: From Denver, Colorado, deputy sheriff. Source: Colorado newspaper coverage. See Adobe Train Wreck, 1906 for in depth coverage of this disaster. Wray Rattler - April 06, 1906 - Ed. E. Baird, Deputy Sheriff, Denver - Fearful Wreck and Loss of Life in D. & R. G. Railroad Collision - Pueblo – The Adobe wreck will rank as one of the great railroad disasters in the history of railroading. For complete coverage click the following link: Adobe Train Wreck, 1906

Baird, Fred A.
Fred A. Baird - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 1986 - Fred A. Baird, 67, 490 Field, Canon City, March 6, 1986. Husband of Catherine Baird. Father of Jo Ann Gerheim, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Nancy Lee Thoren, Pueblo; Sandra Hoevel, Malibu, Calif.; Robert Baird, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. Stepfather of John O'Reilly, Clarence Center, N.Y. Brother of Richard M. Baird, Oregon, and David L. Baird, Irving, Texas. Also survived by seven grandchildren. Mr. Baird was born August 14, 1918, in Denver. He was raised and educated in Pueblo and worked 30 years for McDonald-Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, Calif., before retiring in 1980. Cremation, Almont Crematory. At his request, there will be no service. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home office.

Baird, Vena Lee
Vena Lee Baird - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 1999 - Vena Lee Baird, 75, of Canon City, died Dec. 30, 1998. Born on Oct. 6, 1923, in Pueblo to Melvin Lewis and Mildred (Lenehan) Drain. She graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1941. She enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a WAVE in 1943 and served until 1945. She was proud of her military service and was a founding member of the Women's War Memorial which opened in Washington, D.C. in 1997. She learned to fly airplanes and obtained her commercial license in 1947. She married her instructor, Earl D. Baird, on Jan. 9, 1947, in Reno, Nev. They lived in Sterling, Colo., where they ran a crop dusting and spraying business together. In 1959, they sold the business and moved to Albuquerque, N.M. In 1961, they moved to Denver where they lived until 1987, when they retired and moved to Canon City. In the late 1970s, she received an Associates Degree in Library Science from Red Rocks Community College. Vena avidly pursued the study of genealogy, working for decades to prove her family's history to early U.S. Colonial days. She also worked tirelessly for friends who wished to learn about their families and taught many seminars on the subject she was an avid reader of history books and could recite minute details of Thomas Jefferson's life. Vena was an active grandmother to her three grandchildren and maintained a lifelong interest in all aspects of aviation. She will be missed and remembered by many friends, young and old. Survived by daughters, Cary Dean Baird and Shirleen Gay (Joe) Sabatino- cousins, Shirley Drummond and Barbara Carson, both of Pueblo- three grandchildren, Maya, Dean and Bonnie- one step grandchild, Raquel. Preceded in death by her parents. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Colonial Dames, the American Genealogical Society, the Silver Wings and a member of the Colorado Aviation Historical Society. Services were held Saturday. Memorials may be made to the Daughters of the American Revolution, General Marion Chapter through the Holt Family Funeral Home, 806 Macon Ave., Canon City.

Bairtlo, A. N.
A. N. Bairtlo - Wray Rattler - April 06, 1906 - A. N. Bairtlo, Salida - Fearful Wreck and Loss of Life in D. & R. G. Railroad Collision - Pueblo – The Adobe wreck will rank as one of the great railroad disasters in the history of railroading. For complete coverage click the following link: Adobe Train Wreck, 1906

Bairtlo, Grace
Miss Grace Bairtlo - Wray Rattler - April 06, 1906 - Miss Grace Bairtlo, Salida - Fearful Wreck and Loss of Life in D. & R. G. Railroad Collision - Pueblo – The Adobe wreck will rank as one of the great railroad disasters in the history of railroading. For complete coverage click the following link: Adobe Train Wreck, 1906

Baity, Frank R.
Frank R. Baity - Pueblo Chieftain - June 01, 2004 - Frank R. Baity, 84, passed away May 29, 2004. Frank was born Oct. 12, 1919, in Parsons, Kan. He worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps before enlisting in the Army Air Corps in 1941. He served in the Philippines, Leyte and Okinawa during World War II and in England during the Berlin Airlift. He retired after 24 years of service from the U.S. Air Force. He was one of the first to obtain rank as chief master sergeant when it was created in 1960. After retirement he worked for the U.S. Postal Service and farmed on St. Charles Mesa. Frank was a member of First Baptist Church and was a 33rd degree Mason. He was an avid golfer, a master gardener and enjoyed bird watching. Family members said, "He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. We will miss his humor and his hugs." Survived by his wife of 62 years, Frances Baity; children, Linda (Stephen) Overholser, Boulder, Robert (Phyllis) Baity, Mendham, N.J., Norman (Kathy) Baity, Littleton, Stephen (La Dawn) Baity, Castle Rock, and Doug (Suzanne) Baity, Denver; sister, Thelma Clary, Parsons, Kan.; and grandchildren, David Overholser, Matthew, Laura, Elisabeth, Lauren and Laine Baity. Preceded in death by his parents, Florence Mae and Robert F. Baity Sr.; brothers, Joe and Tom; and sister, Pauline. He will lie in state at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday. Military honors and private interment Wednesday, at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 3, 2004, at First Baptist Church, ninth and Grand, with Pastor Wayne Dvirnak officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church through the funeral home.

Bajaly, Naify
Naify Bajaly - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 1987 - Naify Bajaly was born Jan. 6, 1897, in Haifa, Palestine, and passed away Dec. 18, 1987, in Pueblo. Sister of George (Dorothy) Bagale, Pueblo; Victoria Ayoub, Beirut, Lebanon. Aunt of Dr. Elia Ayoub, Gainesville, Fla.; Alice Ayoub, Toluca Lake, Calif.; Dr. John (Sue) Bagale, Pueblo. Services in care of D. L. Calarco Funeral Home, Watertown, N.Y.

Bak, Carlo
Carlo Bak - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 1999 - Carlo Bak, 95, of Walsenburg, passed away Sept. 1, 1999. Born Aug. 8, 1905, in Czechoslovakia. Preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Bak, in 1973. Survived by his sons, Robert (Virginia) Bak, Colorado Springs, Marvin (Clara Mae) Bak, Walsenburg- daughter, Barbara (Robert) Chelon, Walsenburg- grandsons, Russell Bak, Nathan Bak and Brian Chelon- granddaughter, Jennifer (David) Gilletti- great-granddaughters, Heather and Holly Gilletti- great-grandson, Jason Bak- sister, Vicki Mensinger- and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. today at Chapel, Walsenburg. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Church, Walsenburg. Interment will follow at North St. Mary Cemetery. Friends and family will be received at Mozzone Hall, Walsenburg, after the interment. - Carlo Bak - Huerfano World - September 9, 1999 - Carlo Bak, 95, of Walsenburg, died September 1, 1999. Born August 8, 1905 in Czechoslovakia, he was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes in 1973. Survivors include two sons, Robert Bak of Colorado Springs and Marvin Bak of Walsenburg; one daughter, Barbara Chelon of Walsenburg, one sister, Vicki Mensinger, four grandchildren, three great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was from St. Mary Church Saturday, September 4 at 10 a.m. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Bak, Franklin George
Franklin George Bak - Huerfano World - September 25, 2003 - Franklin George Bak passed away on Sept. 17, 2003. Born on May 10, 1942 to George and Katherine Bak. He graduated from Walsenburg High School in 1960, was in the Seabee branch of the Navy from 1960-1963. His primary occupation was truck driving, but he also was self-employed. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Martha, and son, George Franklin. He is survived by daughter, Leslie Amidei-Bak; son, Douglas (Raylin) Bak; granddaughters, Nicole Amidei, Samantha Amidei and Cecelia Bak; brother, Paul (Paula) Bak; sister, Karen (Jake) Farber; and numerous relatives. Services were held on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003.

Bak, Katherine E.
Katherine E. Bak - Huerfano World - May 10, 1990 - Lifetime Huerfano, Katherine Bak, 73, died May 7, 1990 in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Born Nov. 17, 1916, at Sunnyside, the daughter of John and Marja Zorich, she attended school at Malachite. She married George Bak in Raton, NM, Feb. 1, 1941. Shortly after he died on Mar. 26, 1963, she went to work as an assistant cook at Walsenburg high school and retired after 19 years of service. She was a member of St. Mary Church. Survivors include her children; Frank Bak, Paul Bak and Karen Farber, all of Walsenburg, sisters and brothers; Rose Maxwell, Walsenburg, Theodore Zorich, Colorado City, Jack Zorich, Washington State, Helen Fodor, Trinidad, Elza Hyrick, Buffalo, NY and Wilma Freeman, Arlington, TX, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Wednesday from J.M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation with interment of ashes will follow later. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Bak, Martha A.
Martha A. Bak - Huerfano World - August 5, 1999 - Martha A. Bak, 57, of Walsenburg, passed away July 30, 1999. Born September 1, 1941, in Walsenburg to Rudolph and Martha Todd, she is survived by husband, Frank, Walsenburg; her son, Franklin Douglas (Raylin) Bak of Trinidad; [daughter Leslie Kay Amidei] and granddaughters, Nicole and Samantha Amidei of Walsenburg and Cecelia Bak of Trinidad; brother Rudolph (June) Todd and sister, Ruthann Frasher and many other relatives and friends. Marty was an employee of the Huerfano County Department of Social Services for 29 years. She loved the outdoors and keeping busy. NOTE: The [ ] brackets were corrections to the obituary by Karen Mitchell.

Bak, Marvin G.
Marvin G. Bak - Huerfano World - February 1, 2007 - Marvin G. Bak, born June 9, 1932, passed on January 24, 2007. Survived by his wife, Clara; brother, Robert (Virginia) Bak; brother-in-law, Robert Chelon; numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, Carlo and Agnes Bak, a sister, Barbara Chelon. Funeral mass was January 27, 2007 from St. Mary Church. Inurnment was in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Bakarich, Nick Sr.
Nick Bakarich Sr. - Denver Rocky Mountain News - February 27, 1999 - Nick Bakarich Sr., 74, of Arvada died Jan. 30. Services were Feb. 3, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mr. Bakarich was born in Walsenburg on Nov. 24, 1924. He married Frances Jane Morgan, 1946. He served in the Army as a paratrooper during World War II and received a Purple Heart. He was a sales manager for Empire Olds. He was a member of the Arvada Elks and Spirit of Christ Catholic Community. Survivors include son Nick Jr. of Aurora; daughter Sandra Salsby of Wheat Ridge; brother John; four grandchildren; three great- grandchildren.

Baker, Abe
Abe Baker - Walsenburg Weekly - March 25, 1924 - Death of Abe Baker at the Lamme hospital, Monday evening, March 24, 1924. Mr. Abe Baker of Solar. Mr. Baker was 50 years of age and is survived by his brother, James Baker of Oakview. The immediate cause of death was gallstones. The body is now in charge of Mr. Benefiel, undertaker and funeral arrangements will be made later. Mr. Baker has lived in this county and worked in the mines many years. His last place of employment was at Solar. [Editor's note: No other information was found.]

Baker, Addie
Mrs. Addie Baker - Walsenburg World Independent - March 7, 1938 - Passenger Train Crashes Into Car on West Seventh - Mrs. Addie Baker of Ojo, Dies as Result of Injuries; Son and Son-In-law are hurt in wreck Saturday afternoon - Mrs. Addie Baker, 56, was injured fatally and her son Frank, 17, and son-in-law, Gay Tompkins, 22, were hurt Saturday afternoon when the light coupe in which they were riding was struck by the C. & S. passenger train and carried more than a block. Cause of the accident is unknown. Young Baker told Chief of Police Levy that he didn't know what happened, except that he felt an awful crash and then everything went black. Tompkins told Courtesy Patrolman E. A. Beavers that he saw the train coming as their car approached the tracks traveling west. He said he shouted to Baker and tried to reach the brake with his left foot, but he was not sure whether his foot pressed on the brake or the accelerator. Joe Angster of 13 West Sixth Street, an eye witness to the mishap, said he was standing at the side of the house watching the train approaching from the south just before 4 o'clock. He said he saw the car drive onto the tracks ahead of the train and heard the crash of the impact. The car rolled over on its top and the train picked it up on the cow catcher and carried it a hundred feet beyond the sixth street crossing. Angster rushed to the car when the train stopped and with the engineer and fireman helped extricate the occupants of the car from the twisted wreckage. Tompkins lay on the motor next to the cow catcher and Mrs. Baker and her son were still inside the coupe. The three were rushed to the offices of Dr. W. S. Chapman and later removed to the Lamme hospital were Mrs. Baker died at 10 o'clock Saturday night. Dr. Chapman's report after his examination of the crash victims showed that Mrs. Baker suffered two broken forearms, crushed chest, general bruises and lacerations, a cut on her tongue and internal injuries which he said caused her death. The doctor's report on young Baker showed he suffered contusions of the back in the region of the kidney, general bruises and a lacerated wound of the head. Tompkins suffered a cut forehead and nose, requiring several stitches and clamps, cuts and lacerations over the right eye, lacerated left and right elbows, multiple abrasions of the right hand and general bruises. The car was twisted into a mass of wreckage beyond repair. Survivors of Mrs. Baker are five daughters Mrs. Charles Riggs and Mrs. John Leary of Old Trap, N. C., Mrs. John Tompkins, Mrs. Sam Tompkins and Mrs. Gay Tompkins all of Ojo, and her son, Frank. Her widower is living in Tacoma, Wash. Funeral services will be announced from the Furphy Brothers Mortuary later.

Baker, Adolph A.
Adolph A. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1981 - Adolph A. Baker, Florence, Nov. 13. Survived by three daughters, mother, sister, three brothers, nieces and nephews. Florence.

Baker, Alice
Alice Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 2000 - Alice Baker, age 88, of Rocky Ford, died Sept. 1 in Rocky Ford. Graveside services, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, Hillcrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to favorite charity.

Baker, Bayard Ted
Bayard Ted Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 1987 - Bayard Ted Baker, late of Pueblo, died June 8, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by his wife, Betty Baker, of the family home; daughters, Carolee (Mike) Studen and Suzanne (Vern) Richardson, all of Pueblo. Also survived by three grandchildren, Kelly Studen, Keri Richardson and Kristi Poorman. Born Dec. 10, 1917, in Pueblo. Lifetime Pueblo resident. Veteran of WW II. Mr. Baker worked at CF&I as a tool setter in the 14-inch punch mill, retiring in 1973. At his request, no services. Cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium.

Baker, Bernard R.
Judge Bernard (Bud) R. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - April 09, 2006 - Judge Bernard (Bud) R. Baker died on March 7, 2006 at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. He was 68. Born in Chicago, he was the son of Bernard F. Baker and Pearl (Beasley) Baker. Bernard received his B.S. from Northwestern University in 1958, and his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law in 1964. He served in the Army Judge Advocate General Corps at Fort Bliss, TX from 1965 to 1967. He was appointed Colorado Springs Deputy District Attorney from 1968-1974, working as head of the Consumer Fraud Division. At 38, Bernard was appointed District Judge for the 4th Judicial District in Colorado Springs. He served as a judge from 1975 -1989. He retired to Pueblo in 2001 to become closer to what he liked most, the scenic Colorado mountains. He is survived by his daughters ,Susan Baker of Ridgeway, Colo., Deborah Baker (Schwartz) of Denver, and Pamela Baker (Paulsen) of Buckingham, PA., and five grandchildren. The family is holding a private memorial ceremony. Donations may be made in Judge Baker's memory to the Sierra Club.

Baker, Beulah P.
Beulah P. Baker – Pueblo Star Journal – January 12, 1956 – Mrs. Beulah P. Baker services Friday, 2 p.m., St. Paul AME Church, with the Rev. H. A. Hamilton officiating. The body will lie in state at the church from 12 noon Friday until the hour of service. Interment Mountain View.

Baker, Charles
Charles Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2002 - Charles Baker, 69, passed away Oct. 15. There will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. [No additional information available.]

Baker, Charles Edwin II
Charles Edwin Baker II - Pueblo Chieftain - June 1, 1987 - Charles Edwin Baker II, "CE", 55, passed away May 30, 1987. Mr. Baker is survived by his parents, Pearl and Sam Baker; three children, Donna (Dave) Murphy of Oregon; Charles Baker III of Pueblo; and James Baker of Washington; sister, Phyllis (Sid) Housh of Pueblo; two brothers, Sam Baker Jr. and Harold (Lane) Baker, both of Pueblo; and two grandchildren, Beckie and Tonda Murphy. He is survived also by numerous relatives and friends. Mr. Baker is preceded in death by his brother, Donald Baker, in 1974. He was born in Kansas, Nov. 12, 1931, and has lived in the Pueblo area since 1933. Visitation hours from noon to 8 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, at Imperial Chapel with the Rev. Maple of Temple Baptist Church officiating. Interment, Hillcrest, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at 2013 Acero.

Baker, Clyde C.
Clyde C. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 1987 - Clyde C. Baker, Pueblo resident since 1963, passed away May 16, 1987. Mr. Baker was a member of Belmont Baptist Church and Disabled Veterans Association. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Devona Baker of the family home; three sons, Clinton Ray Baker of Missouri, Philip Matthew Baker of Dodge City, Kan., and James Clyde (Charlott) Baker of Pueblo. Also survived by one daughter, Pamela Madge Baker of San Francisco, Calif. Survived also by three stepchildren, Gladys Martin of Oregon, Dorothy Leslie of Syracuse, Kan., and William Luster of Tacoma, Wash. Mr. Baker also raised four grandchildren, Sharon, Billy, Susan, and Cindy. He also is survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Les Dobbins of the Belmont Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Baker, Danny J.
Danny J. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 2004 - Danny J. Baker, 71, departed this life on Feb. 1, 2004 - to be with our Lord. He was born in Gardner, Colo. July 11, 1932. Preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Elizabeth Baker and brother Red Baker. Survived by his children, Shawn Baker and Londa (Shaun) Gill and granddaughter, Emma Gill. Also survived by his sister Liz Osmanski, brother, Bobby Baker of Westcliffe, Colo. and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. D.J. enlisted in the Navy where he served his country on the U.S.S. Baltimore and U.S.S. Iowa. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #203. D.J. worked at the CF&I for over 30 years from which he retired. He loved team roping, and his horses and rodeo were a big part of his life. D.J. loved his children and family and loved spending time with them. He was a devoted father and loved very much. He will be missed greatly by family and friends. At his request there will be a cremation with no services.

Baker, Devona
Devona Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - September 06, 2001 - Devona Baker, 94, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 5, 2001. Mrs. Baker is preceded in death by her husband, Clyde; son, William Luster; granddaughter, Susan Keeney; and great-grandson, Jeremy. She is survived by children, Gladys (Jim) Martin and Dorothy (Eldon) Reed; stepsons, James (Karen) Baker and Phillip Baker; sister, Katherine Boyer; as well as 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery.

Baker, Edward
Edward Baker – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 18, 1876 – Died on the 13th of May, on the Huerfano, near the Doyle ranch, Edward, son of John Baker, aged two years.

Baker, Ellen
Ellen Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 1986 - Ellen Baker, 15 Duke, Sept. 26, 1986. Wife of Floyd T. Baker. Mother of Cindy (Steven) Robl, Dodge City, Kan., and Gerald F. Baker, Denver. Grandmother of Stephanie and Christopher Robl. Sister of Mary Q, (Rocco) Marino, Pasadena, Calif. Cousin of Jack (June) Duane, West Haven, Conn. She graduated from St. Patrick High School in 1936, and then served as a nurse at St. Mary's Hospital and later as Pueblo Army Airbase print shop operator. Member of St. Patrick Parish. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn.

Baker, Ernest L.
Ernest L. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2006 - Ernest L. Baker, 87, born April 10, 1918, in Atlantic, Iowa, passed away Feb. 21, 2006, in Beulah. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret E. Baker; two brothers and two sisters. Survived by his children, Dale (Gloria) Baker, Glenn A. Baker and Susan E. Lehrer, all of Beulah. Also survived by brother, Donald D. Baker, Omaha, Neb.; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Ernest was a Purple Heart recipient of WWII, wounded at Tunisia Faid Pass. He retired from the Colorado State Hospital, was a Beulah resident for 47 years and a member of the Beulah Valley Baptist Church. Service, 1 p.m. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2006 -, Beulah Valley Baptist Church.

Baker, Ernestine Anna
Ernestine Anna Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1999 - Ernestine Anna Baker, 92, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 19, 1999. Preceded in death by husband, Dorance. Also preceded in death by two sons, Jack and Glenn; and several grandchildren. Survived by sons, Jim Baker, Richard (Barbara) Baker; two daughters-in-law, Sandy Baker and Pat Incitti; sister, Leona Zimmerman; cousin, Ola Ratcliff. Also survived by numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Baker was a member of "Grey Ladies," Eastern Star, longtime member of Lake Avenue Baptist Church and president of Handicapped Society. Funeral service, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, 11 a.m., Rose Chapel. Interment, Brookside Cemetery, Rye. Visitation, Monday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Society.

Baker, Esther L.
Esther L. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 2005 - Esther L. Baker, 83, was born March 13, 1922, to Alvin and Eva (Hershey) Evers in Cheraw, Colo. She went to school in Cheraw, graduating in 1940. Later that year she married John H. Schulz, and for most of their married life they lived on a farm in Cheraw. John died in 1969. She later married Harry Baker who preceded her in death in 1992. Esther was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She worked for many years at the turkey plant in Cheraw as a USDA poultry grader. She was very active in her church and community. Esther volunteered many hours to the AVRMC Auxiliary, Cheraw Women's Club, Casa Del Sol planning board and various mission activities. She passed away on Sept. 19, 2005, at AVRMC in La Junta. She is survived by her son, Don (Sharon) Schulz of Alamosa; and daughter, Rita (Marvin) Allen of La Junta; grandchildren, Shawn (Marcie) Schulz, Shane (Kate) Schulz, Marla (Mike) Jones and Meredith (Jim) Kennedy; six great-grandchildren; and her sister Alice (Babe) Kauffman-Haines of Filer, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, her brothers, John and Floyd Evers; sister, Letha Froese; and her sister-in-law, Lucille Schulz Yoder. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of La Junta, East Holbrook Mennonite Church or the Arkansas Valley Hospice Association. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, Peacock Memorial Chapel. Visitation and fellowship with Esther's family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the chapel.

Baker, Female
Female Baker - Bayfield Blade - August 17, 1911 - The 5-year-old daughter of Mrs. Minnie Baker fell from a moving cab in Pueblo and was killed.

Baker, Frank
Frank Baker - Huerfano World - November 24, 1994 - This Week in La Veta History - 1913: Frank, the three-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Abner Baker, died of scarlet fever Nov. 19.

Baker, Frankie Anthony
Frankie Anthony "Buddy" Baker – Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2000 - Frankie Anthony "Buddy" Baker, 28, lifetime Puebloan departed this life unexpectedly Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2000. Born Jan. 9, 1972, graduated from Pueblo County High School, class of 1990, where he served as student body president. He also was the "Snow King" of County High's Winter Sports Ball. He enjoyed body building, hunting, fishing. He played softball for the Pueblo Bandits traveling team; he was also a Denver Bronco fan. Buddy also graduated from PCC's Police Academy in 1997, and was recently enrolled at USC. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Anselmo and Aurelia Casaus, Russell and Freida Baker; and father, Bill Baker. He leaves to cherish his memory mother, Maria M. Baker; stepfather, Bob Kuyat; siblings Billy (Lisa) Baker, Crystal Baker; nephews, Richard, Travis and Billy Baker Jr.; a niece, Vanessa Baker; aunt and uncles, Vicky (Ricardo) Palomar, Eddie (Annie) Casaus, Ruben Casaus, Sambo (Pearl) Casaus, Marty Casaus, Tony Casaus; other relatives and friends. Visitation today, Angelus Chapel, 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Friday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road, Rev. Robert Carden celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at any Minnequa Bank.

Baker, Harlie Raymond
Harlie Raymond Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 1987 - Harlie Raymond Baker, late of Pueblo, died Tuesday, April 7, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by wife, Lucille, 1111 Bonforte Blvd.; sons, R. Eugene Baker, Lafayette, Colo., Darrell (Linda) C. Baker, Montclair, N.J.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Member of First United Methodist Church. Born 2, 1903, in Arapahoe, Neb. He received his schooling, including college, at Colorado schools. In 1943, the Bakers moved to Bethesda, Md., returning to Pueblo in 1978. He was a teacher at Central High School from 1926 to 1943. Mr. Baker married Lucille Cline, Aug. 16, 1928, in Pueblo. At his request, cremation and private services, with the Rev. Ed Paup officiating. Please omit food and flowers. Cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium.

Baker, Hazel
Hazel Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 2005 - Hazel Baker was called to dwell in the house of the Lord Oct. 3, 2005. Born Aug. 6, 1929, in Pueblo, Colo., to the union of Charles N. and Frances (Tannahill) Lee, who with her brother, Benjamin H. Lee, precede her. Hazel leaves to celebrate her life, brother, Charles H. Lee, Pueblo; and sister, Blanche (Clarence) Walton, Denver, Colo.; children, Diane Baker and Reginald Baker, Pueblo, Colo.; grandchildren, Michael (Joy) Walker, Pueblo, Colo., Michelle Dunn, Denver, Colo., Scott Walker, Pueblo, Colo., Melissa Baker, Denver, Colo., Kryssa Baker, Pueblo, Colo., and Brianna Baker, Centennial, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Kenya Walker, and Tarik Murphy; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins; and special friend, William A. Baker Jr. Hazel retired from the Pueblo Depot Activity, where she held positions of taxi driver and dispatcher. She loved to bowl, and was secretary of several bowling leagues. Hazel's knitting skills and creations were widely sought after in Europe as well as the United States. But, she was most proud of the sweaters and buntings she lovingly knitted for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her family was her joy and passion. Hazel doted on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and reveled in their accomplishments. She loved to pass on family history and traditions to the next generations through the art of traditional African storytelling. These stories she told and retold at the kitchen table, passing on the history, philosophy, and moral laws of the African American people. Her storytelling was entertaining and rich with many songs. At her request, cremation has taken place, and there will be no formal church proceedings. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to be made in her memory to Feed the Children.

Baker, Henrietta
Henrietta "Henri" Womack Baker - Colorado Springs Gazette - July 12, 2007 - Henri went to be with the Lord just before sunset on July 6, 2007 in New Port Richey, Florida. She left comfortably surrounded by members of her family. Henrietta was born on March 15, 1923 in Crowley, Colorado, the daughter of Mary Lou Etta Shelton and Henry Kinchen Womack. She was the youngest of six children. She graduated from Crowley County High School in 1941 and moved from the farm to the "big city" of Pueblo to work at the Steel Mill during WWII. Henri married Harold Eugene Baker, her childhood boyfriend, on May 30, 1945 in a military service in Jacksonville, FL. They moved to Colorado Springs and Henri worked for the phone company. They were married for nearly 57 years. Henri and Harold had four children and it was at that time that Henrietta discovered her true passion in life, being the perfect wife and mother. Henri and Harold built a home and created a beautiful family on Trout Avenue. This family included all of the neighbors there as well as two of her older brothers who owned homes on the same street. Henri was a mother to many. She had a close relationship with her brothers and sister and loved her nieces and nephews as if they were her own. Her gracious hospitality entertained electrical apprentices, friends of her children and grandchildren, hockey players, fishermen as well as many family members and friends. Everyone enjoyed her company and delicious food around the kitchen counter. She resided in that house until 2003. Henri then moved into a lovely apartment at The Signature and found another family in all of her good friends there. Henri's motherly love was extended to all young people that came into her life. She welcomed the 30th squadron from the Air Force Academy (class of 1972) into her home as part of the family. Her relationship with these young men followed them around the world and she enjoyed visits from "her cadets" and their families up until the last weeks of her life. A reception will be hosted by the 30th squadron and their families in her honor. Henrietta was the most amazing mother and grandmother. The love and support that she showed her children and grandchildren was immeasurable. She instilled unconditional love and integrity into all of her "kids" and then quietly watched them grow freely with immense pride and appreciation. Her earthly presence will be greatly missed but not forgotten. She will live on through the seeds of goodness and love that she planted in her lifetime. It has been a great journey and we are grateful for her. Henri is survived by her sister Elba Palmour and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her children, Brenda Carter (Bill), Bradley Baker (Debra), and Lou Ann Baker-Skeele (Bill). Henri's grandchildren include Kirsten Barre, William Price, Andrew Price, Joshua Baker, Ramie and Chris Saragian, William Skeele III, Garrett Skeele, Bradley Skeele, Madelyn Skeele, Bryan McKeever, Sean McKeever and Ian McKeever. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold in 2002 and her baby daughter, Pamela Sue, in May of this year. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, July 14, at 2 PM. It will be held at Memorial Gardens Cemetery Chapel. A private family burial will precede the service. Contributions in her honor may be made to Hernando Pasco Hospice where she was lovingly cared for, 6801 Rowan Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653, to the attention of Dr John.

Baker, Henry Harper
Henry Harper Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2000 - Henry Harper Baker, 58, departed this life Nov. 21, 2000, at home following a lengthy illness. Born April 29,1942, in Hugo, Colo. Mr. Baker was a retired school bus driver for School District 60. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, raising his rabbits and quail. Preceded in death by his father, William Baker. Survived by his mother, Rosie (Warden) Baker, Pueblo; children, Steve (Cindy) Baker, Scott (Michelle) Baker, Sandra (Daniel) Cux, all of Pueblo; siblings, Jane (Tom) Theile, Sevilla (Tom) Gallo, Rosie (Stan) Huntsman, all of Colorado Springs; eight grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Visitation, Angelus Chapel, Friday, 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Hanover School Gym, Hanover, Colo., Pastor Richard Emerson of Pueblo Christian Center officiating. Interment, Chico Basin Cemetery. The Baker family will receive friends in the school cafeteria following the service.

Baker, Hiram
Hiram Baker - Huerfano World - July 15, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History - 1920: Hiram Baker, a Civil War veteran and resident of the area since 1871, died at his home in Oakview.

Baker, Hulda
Mrs. Hulda Baker - Walsenburg World Independent - June 27, 1941 - Pioneer Resident of Westcliffe Dies Thursday - Mrs. Hulda Baker, 79, a longtime resident of Gardner and Westcliffe communities, died at Westcliffe Thursday, it was learned here today. She was well known throughout western Huerfano county and Custer county. She is survived by four sisters, two in Westcliffe and two now residing in California; one son, Albert Baker of Gardner; two daughters, Mrs. Claude Stevens and Mrs. Charles Schmidt, both of Gardner; by ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the Westcliffe Community Church, the Menzel Mortuary in charge. Interment will be in the Rosita cemetery.

Baker, J. C. (Niece of)
J. C. Baker - Walsenburg Weekly - June 4, 1928 - Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Baker were in Denver this week called there to attend the funeral of Mrs. Baker's niece.

Baker, Jeanne L.
Jeanne L. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - November 04, 2003 - Jeanne L. Baker, 59, passed away Nov. 3, 2003. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. [No additional information available.]

Baker, John
John Baker – The Commercial Appeal - July 18, 2005 – Morganfield - John Baker, 61, Morganfield, died at 3:43 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at Methodist Hospital Union County. He was a member of Bordley Church of Christ. He was an owner of Baker and Son Trucking. Survivors include three daughters, Monica Baker of Morganfield, Johna Wix of Franklin, Ky., and Marci Bishop of Georgetown, Ky.; one son, Robert Baker of Morganfield; two sisters, Lois Williams of Nashville, Tenn., and Lisa Reece of Anderson, N.C.; three brothers, Jack Baker and Jeff Baker, both of Tecumseh, Mich., and Jim Baker of La Veta, Colo.; and six grandchildren.

Baker, John
John Baker – Durango Democrat – May 13, 1904 – Fatal Cutting Affray – Pueblo, May 12 – John Baker, a negro, was disemboweled during a fight about 3 o'clock this morning by William Gresham and died a short time afterwards. The two men and their wives had been playing cards and drinking at the Gresham home and after the party had broken up Baker got into a row with his wife. When Graham (Gresham?) remonstrated Baker drew a knife and during the fight which followed Baker was fatally cut.

Baker, John C.
John C. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2000 - John C. Baker, born Oct. 28, 1910, passed away Dec. 9, 2000. Survived by daughter, Joanne Stueve, Clearfield, Utah; stepchildren, Isabel (Steve) Martinez and John (Jean) Berumen, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, John and Courtney Stueve, Utah; four step-grandchildren; brother, Vincent (Nancy) Baker, Pueblo; and special niece, Joanne Taulli of Pueblo. Other nieces and nephews also survive. Preceded in death by parents, John C. and Mary Baker; first wife, Jennie Baker in 1969; second wife, Phyllis Berumen in 1998; and sister, Elizabeth Freeman. Rosary, Tuesday, 7 p.m. at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 2 p.m. at Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shrine of St. Therese through the funeral home office in his memory. The family may be contacted at 1902 County Farm Road.

Baker, John L.
John L. Baker - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 6, 1930 - John L. Baker, age 58 years passed away Friday night at a hospital in Pueblo. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Swan funeral home, Rev. Adna Moore officiating. Interment Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs. (Swan's).

Baker, Larry
Larry Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 1997 - Larry Baker, 55, died Aug. 18, 1997, in Colorado Springs. He was the owner and operator of Floor Perfect Inc., and co-owner of Office Interiors Inc. The funeral will be at 7 p.m. today at Swan Law Cascade Chapel, 501 N. Cascade Ave. Cremation is planned. Swan Law Funeral Directors is handling arrangements. Mr. Baker was born Dec. 3, 1941, in Dolores to the Rev. Henry H. and Hazel (Gross) Baker, who are deceased. His stepmother, Virginia Baker, lives in Estes Park. He was married June 16, 1963, in Fowler to Judith K. Stauder, who lives in Colorado Springs. He is also survived by a son, Shawn of Colorado Springs- a daughter, Kristin Fausnaugh of Colorado Springs- five brothers, James of Pueblo, Dick of Montrose, the Rev. Bob of Cary, Ill., Dennis of Fort Collins and Paul of Casper, Wyo. - three sisters, Shirley Bishop of Cheyenne, Wyo., Virginia Martin of Bay City, Mich., and Clara Faye Walz of Miami, Ariz. - and four grandchildren. Mr. Baker was a booster for CU football and enjoyed the mountains and fishing. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd., Suite B-100, Colorado Springs, 80909.

Baker, Lee Martin
Lee Martin Baker – Huerfano World – June 5, 2003 – Lee Martin Baker, POW WWII, retired draftsman from the Colorado Department of Highways, born Jan. 19, 1924 in La Veta, departed this earth on March 1, 2003. Son of R. M. and Clara Baker, one sister Jayne, all preceded him in death. Lee was a native of Walsenburg. He is survived by his wife, Laverne; two sons, David (Julie), of Rapid City, SD, and Ralph (Kris) of Las Vegas, NV; two grandsons, Kenny, of Colorado, and Cory, of Alaska; stepdaughters, Judy Owens (son Micky), of New Jersey, and Kerri Saylors (sons Jason and Matt), of Colorado; and four great-grandchildren. Lee was a radioman in WWII and was shot down over Berlin on a mission. He spent a year in a German prisoner of war camp and was liberated by Gen George S. Patton. Lee was a gentle, sweet man who will be very much missed by his family and friends. He loved traveling, attending and watching NASCAR races, four-wheel jeeping with his family and old cars. Military services pending (target date and time: 11 a.m. Friday, June 20, 2003) at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver. A reception for Lee will be held following the services at the VFW Post #0644, 2680 W. Hampden (one mile east of Ft. Logan). Arrangements by Bring's Memorial Chapel, 236 S. Scott, Tucson, AZ.

Baker, Leslie P.
Leslie P. "Les" Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2003 Leslie P. "Les" Baker, 47, passed away Aug. 27, 2003, in Pueblo. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, Church of the Holy Spirit in Colorado Springs.

Baker, Lida Mae
Mrs. Lida Mae Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - December 2, 1976 - Mrs. Lida Mae Baker of Boone, passed away at a local hospital Tuesday night. She was the wife of Walter A. Baker of the family home and mother of Mrs. Mary C. Wilson, Fowler, and Allen Baker of Sugar City. She was the sister of Mrs. Zitta Hughes of Beulah. She had 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two children, Mrs. Loretta Black and Ellsworth Baker, and a brother, Paul Wolf. Mrs. Baker was a member of the First Baptist Church in Boone. She had been an employe of the Pueblo Army Depot for 31 years. She was a lifetime resident of Colorado and lived in Boone since 1946. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Valhalla Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Baker, Linda Sue
Linda Sue Easom Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 1986 - Linda Sue Easom Baker was born in Pueblo Dec. 3, 1949, and departed this life in Pueblo Dec. 18, 1986. Mother of Jack D. Baker Jr. and Stacey Lynn Baker. Daughter of Bessie (Leo) Urban of Pueblo and Lyle J. Easom of Colorado Springs. Sister of Jimmie Marie Goodwin of Joplin, Mo., Lil (Roger) Grant of Cheyenne, Wyo., Lynn Fiore, Virgie (John) Till of Pueblo and Lyle James Easom Jr. of Santa Cruz, Calif. Former wife of Jack D. Baker, Also survived by grandparents, George and Maude Tipton of Calhan, Colo., numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Graduate of Central High School and University of Southern Colorado and employed at Pueblo Regional Center West. Trustee of AFSCME, Local 123. Service at 10 a.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Donald Van Splinter officiating. Interment in Rye Cemetery. Family may be contacted at 2326 Oakland. Respects may be paid at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and until service time Monday. Closed casket.

Baker, Liston J.
Liston J. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2000 - Liston J. Baker, 86, longtime Olney Springs and Fowler resident, died Sat. Dec. 2, 2000, at Fowler Health Care Center. Survived by brothers, Roby (Dorothy) Baker of Fowler and Elvis (Doris) Baker of Rocky Ford; and sisters, Jewel (Cal) Stockton of Pueblo, Gertrude Click, Marionville, Mo., and Lillian (Frank) Profita of Springfield, Ore. Preceded in death by parents, Andrew and Hettie Baker; brothers, Edgar, Otto, John, and Monta; and sisters, Myrtle Laughlin, Elsie Varner and Clarice and Leslie Baker. Services, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler. Burial in Fowler Cemetery.

Baker, Lucille V.
Lucille V. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2006 - Lucille V. Baker, 93, passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, in Belen, N.M. Lucille was born Dec. 20, 1912, in Calhan, Colo., to Robert and Clara Lowman. Preceded in death by her husband, Calvin; two sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her two sons, Ronald (Martha) Baker of Carbon, Texas, and Jerry (Paula) Baker of Belen, N.M.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Lucille resided in Pueblo for over 50 years in the St. Charles Mesa Area. She was an Avon representative for many years. Lucille also was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and enjoyed all church activities. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Charlene Smythe officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Lucille Baker to the Bethel United Methodist Church, 1201 E. Seventh St., Pueblo, CO, 81001.

Baker, Margaret Elizabeth
Margaret Elizabeth Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 1995 - Margaret Elizabeth Baker, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, age 71, of Beulah, Colo., passed away Sept. 25, 1995. Wife of Ernest Baker of the family home. Mother of Dale (Gloria) Baker, Beulah; Glenn (Jeannette) Baker, Westcliffe; and Susan Lehrer, Beulah. Survived also by 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Marie (Bill) Blay, Arkansas and Evelyn Jordan, Longmont, Colo.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Baker was a Beulah resident for the past 36 years and was a member of the Beulah Valley Baptist Church. Cremation. Almont Crematory. Graveside committal of cremation remains, Beulah Cemetery, 1 p.m., Friday will be conducted by Pastor Bart Stevenson. George McCarthy Almont Funeral Home and Historic Chapel 401 Broadway

Baker, Mary Diana Finn
Mary Diana (Finn) Baker - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 9, 2007 - Mary Diana (Finn) Baker 69, daughter of James and Mary Finn passed away January 27, 2007, at a nursing home facility in Upland California. Mrs. Baker, a native of Colorado Springs attended Corpus Christi and St. Mary's schools. She then graduated from St. Mary Corwin Nursing Hospital in Pueblo with honors. Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Donald Baker. She is survived by her children Bob Baker, Kim Alten of CA, and Robin Lamb of Denver, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, a sister Michelle Shumaker, and two brothers, Frank Finn and Pete Finn all of Colorado Springs.

Baker, Mary E.
Mary E. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 1989 - Mary E. Baker passed away Nov. 13, 1989, at a local hospital. She is survived by her children, Daniel J. Baker, Rye; Robert J. (Lola) Baker, Westcliffe; and Elizabeth L. (Alan) Osmanski, Pueblo; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary and prayer service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 1989, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Norman Bouchard of St. Joseph Church, Blende, officiating. Interment, Rosita Cemetery, Westcliffe.

Baker, Minnie (Daughter of)
Daughter of Minnie Baker - Yampa Leader - August 18, 1911 - The 5-year-old daughter of Mrs. Minnie Baker fell from a moving cab in Pueblo and was killed.

Baker, Mr.
Mr. Baker – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – June 11, 1874 – Rosita has started a graveyard, but not like most mining camps with the revolver. A young man named Baker, died at the saw-mill of Barlow & Smith a few days ago, of congestion of the bowels. His death was very sudden and unexpected.

Baker, Murl
Murl Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 1999 - Murl Baker, 83, passed away March 25, 1999. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Monday at the Lamar Christian Church. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.

Baker, Myrtle V.
Myrtle V. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1987 - Myrtle V. Baker, late of Pueblo, died Monday, Jan. 12, 19 87, at a local care center. Survived by , children, Jaunia Hopkins, John (Myrna) Baker, Linda (Loren) Myers, Robert (Nancy) Owen, David (Diane) Owen, all of Pueblo; Delores (Jewel) Martin, Jr., of Arvada, Beverly Crane, of Canon City, and Marsha (Robert) Rutledge, of Paisley, Ore. Also survived by sister, May Sumrall, of Pueblo; brother, Burl Karr, of Santa Paula, Calif.; 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Baker was born Sept 5, 1902, in Piedmont, Kan. She was a Pueblo resident since 1920. Preceded hi death by husband, Otis R. Baker, May, 1974, daughter, Joan Owen, and one grandson, Loren Myer Jr. Service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel, with Dr. Philip Green Jr. officiating. Interment Imperial. Memorials may be made to the Pueblo Boys Ranch through the funeral home office. Family, may be contacted at 1210 E. Fifth. Public viewing after the service.

Baker, Phyllis F.
Phyllis F. (Berumen) Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 1998 - Phyllis F. (Berumen) Baker passed away March 28, 1998, after a brief illness. Survived by husband, John Baker; daughter, Isabel (Steve) Martinez; son, John (Jean) Berumen of Pueblo; stepdaughter, Joanne Stueve of Sunset, Utah; grandchildren, Steve (Pat) Martinez, Ronnie Joe Martinez, Jennifer (Jason) Gutierrez, Jessica Berumen, Courtney Stueve and John Stueve; and eight great-grandchildren; brother, Jess (Carol) Olivas; and brothers-in-law, Tony (Marie) Berumen, Bob (Tillie) Navarro, and Vince (Nancy) Baker. Predeceased by husband, Jess Berumen; father, Juan Olivas; mother Rose Olivas; brothers, Ross Olivas and Tony Olivas; sisters, Carmen Hijar and Irene Sisneros. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 1998, George McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel, 401 Broadway. Funeral, 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 1, 1998, Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church, 300 Goodnight.

Baker, R. Pearl
R. Pearl Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2000 - R. Pearl Baker, 87, was called home to be with the Lord on Aug. 21, 2000, after a lengthy illness. Born Jan. 6, 1913, to Edwin and Myrtle Smith in Logan County, Kan. Pearl was the eldest of 12 children. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 58 years, Samuel E. Baker; sons, Donald (Cathy) Baker and C.E. "Chuck" Baker; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter; brothers, Ellis, Aubrey, Edwin Jr., Charles, David and Arthur Smith; sisters, Sarah Cates and Agnes Peek. She is survived by her sisters, Zelma Yalotz and Elva (Frank) Bensik of Pueblo, and Bernice Haney of Florida; a daughter, Phyllis (Sidney) Housh; and sons, Sam Jr. and Harold (Lane) Baker, all of Pueblo, to cherish her memory. She has 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives. She has been a member of Temple Baptist Church for more than 35 years. Pearl will be sadly missed and will always be remembered for the kindness, strength, unconditional love and devotion she gave to her family. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

Baker, Ralph Arnold
Ralph Arnold Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - June 09, 2001 - Ralph Arnold Baker, 82, passed away June 7, 2001, at the Veterans Medical Center in Denver. Survived by his wife, Janis Baker, of the family home in Pueblo; daughter, Nancy Baker of Pueblo; siblings, Verlon Teal of Haines City, Fla., Clara Tillman, Florrie Williams and Kenneth Baker, all of Ozark, Ala., Hubert Baker and Ruth Glenn, both of Haines City, Fla.; grandchildren, Sonny Gamble, Kyle Stotler, Tanya Trujillo and Paul Trujillo; great-grandson, Tony Lara Jr.; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Ida Victoria (nee Carter) and Len Cleveland Baker; sisters, Dolly Nappon and Sybil Ballance; and brother, James Edward Baker. Ralph was born April 24, 1919, in Ariton, Ala. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a cook for the Veterans Administration. Ralph was a member of Evergreen Church in Ariton, Ala., and the American Legion. He will lie in state at the funeral home from noon until 7 p.m. today, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until noon Tuesday. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at Lynn Gardens Baptist Church, 3804 Pueblo Blvd., with Pastor Patrick Lockhart officiating. Military rites by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Lynn Gardens Baptist Altar Fund through the funeral home.

Baker, Raymond
Raymond "Max" Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 1999 - Raymond "Max" Baker passed away March 22, 1999, in Pueblo. Raymond was born Oct. 17, 1912, in Forrest City, Mo., to Oscar and Delia Baker and moved to the Pueblo area with his family in 1914. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was employed as a cement finisher in this area for many years before retiring in 1974. Mr. Baker is survived by his children, James (Carol) Baker of Arkansas, Raymond Baker Jr. and Maxine (Dick) McQueary, both of Utah-a brother, Glenn (Thelma) Baker of New Mexico- as well as numerous grandchildren. There will be no viewing or services. Cremation in the Davis Crematory

Baker, Robbie C. (Mrs.)
Mrs. Robbie C. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 1998 - Mrs. Robbie C. Baker, 85, formerly of Granada, Colo., departed this life May 14, 1998, at Eden, N.C. Graveside funeral services and burial, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 1998, at the Holly Cemetery, Holly. Visitation from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Holly. Memorial contributions may be made to the Holly Nursing Care Center.

Baker, Sandra
Sandra Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2006 - Sandra "San-Dee" Baker, 58, passed away Jan. 10, 2006. Survived by her mother, Margaret Sabo; three children, Robert (Tonya) Baker, Katrina (Chuck) Belvin, Laura (Robert) Greenwood; grandchildren, Erik Crawford, Shane and Carl DeGolier, Robbie Greenwood and David Baker; former husband of 27 years, Dave Baker; special longtime friends, Clara, Sandy, Manuel and Velma and their families; and numerous other family members. Preceded in death by her father, Ernest; brother, Donald Sabo; and dogs, Sheba and Angel, her life-long companions. San-Dee had many hobbies including collecting Elvis memorabilia, photography and keeping in touch with her pen pals. A special thanks to Parkview's ICU, University Park Care Center, Belmont Dialysis, and Dr. "O" Chike Onyejekwe for their care of our mother. Visitation, 9 a.m. Saturday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday; both at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the home of Laura and Robert Greenwood following the interment.

Baker, Sandra Nadine
Sandra Nadine Baker (Arrowood) - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 2006 - Sandra Nadine Baker (Arrowood), 68, formerly of Pueblo, passed away June 23, 2006, in Denver, Colo. Survivors include two sisters, Gail Arrowood and Sarah Lynn Ruddell; two nephews, John Orr and Sean Holt. She also leaves behind her beloved cat, Shelby. Sandra's wishes were for cremation; no services will be held.

Baker, Stella Mary
Stella Mary Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 1995 - Stella Mary Baker, 82, Walsenburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 17. Survived by two children, Bill Baker, Limon, Colo., and Frank Baker, Cedarville, Calif. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Mary Church. Interment Rosita Cemetery, Westcliffe. Huerfano World - January 26, 1995 - Stella Mary Baker, 82, of Walsenburg, died Jan. 17, 1995, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Born Mar. 4, 1912, in Westcliffe, she and her husband ranched in the Gardner and Redwing area for many years. Mrs. Baker moved to Walsenburg following her husband's death in 1980. She was a member of St. Mary Church, the Tabernacle Society, Huerfano Hospital Auxiliary, Prairie Rangers, River Round Up and Cowbelles. Funeral mass was Saturday from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Burial was in Rosita Cemetery in Westcliffe.

Baker, Vincent T.
Vincent T. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2001 - Vincent T. Baker, age 88, born March 6, 1913, passed away Nov. 21, 2001. Vince is survived by his loving wife, Nancy K. Baker, of the family home; three daughters, Nancy B. (John) Thorpe of Nashville, Tenn.; Janis L. Lloyd of Pueblo and Carolyn (Mitch) Carlson of Austin, Texas. He has three grandsons, Steven B. Stroman of Nashville, Tenn., Justin N. (Jill) Lloyd of Denver, Jay T. (Tonya) Stroman and his children, Allie Baker Stroman and Holly Beck Stroman, all of Macon, Ga. Preceded in death by J. Lucille "Dolly" Baker and John O. Holden III. Vince spent a lifetime in the automobile industry. He was general manager of Vince Baker Motors, Inc., president of Modern Trailer Sales, general manager of a GM distributorship and a director of Western Acceptance Corporation here in Pueblo. While general manager of the GM distributorship, he was responsible for 32 automobile agencies in Colorado and New Mexico. Of the many career experiences Vince had, his most rewarding was that of developing and delivering sales training and motivational programs for the automobile industry. He traveled both domestically and internationally delivering these programs. He was a contributing writer to Motor Magazine for eight years. His sales programs were not only utilized in the automobile industry, but were also employed by the Mobile Home Manufacturing Association. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand Ave., with the Rev. Father Ephraim Radner officiating. Luncheon immediately following the service at the Pueblo Country Club. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who desire may make memorials to the Monkey Mountain Restoration Project or the Carousel Committee, c/o the funeral home.

Baker, Walter A.
Walter A. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 1982 -Walter A. Baker, Pueblo County resident since 1945, late of Boone, passed away Nov. 9, 1982. Mr. Baker was preceded in death by wife, Lida Mae Baker, 1976; daughter, Loretta Black, 1963; and son, Ellsworth Baker, 1973. He is survived by daughter, Mrs. Mary Wilson, Walsenburg; son, Allen Baker, Olney Springs; two half-brothers, Bob Baker, Westcliffe, and D.J. Baker, Rye; half-sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Osmanski, Pueblo; step-mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Baker, Pueblo; 18 grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Service will be held at 10 a. m. Friday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. John Espen of Walsenburg officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 2316 Balboa. Mr. Baker will lie in state from noon Wednesday until service time.

Baker, Worth
Worth Baker - Huerfano World - October 8, 1992 - This Week in La Veta History - 1938: Dr. Earl Lee died in Denver and Worth Baker died in Cortez.

Balderrama, Alejandro
Alejandro "Alex" Balderrama - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2005 - Alejandro "Alex" Balderrama, 45, lifetime Puebloan born March 24, 1959, passed away Jan. 6, 2005, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Alejandro was a LPN at Extended Care of Pueblo. His love for those under his care was evident by each of his clients. He also loved animals and had at the time of his death, 11 dogs and 13 cats. To him, every creature was God-given and to be cared for. Alejandro is preceded in death by father, Jose Balderrama; grandmother, Juanita Ramirez. Survived by his beloved, Justa Rufina Ramirez; five aunts, Luz (Fidencio) Martinez, Francisca (Enrique) Saldana, Cecilia (Eulalio) Molina, Consuelo (Luis) Garcia, Jesus Ochoa; one uncle, Genaro (Maria) Ramirez; numerous cousins to include, Felicia Pino, Rosa (Rudy) Molina; special friend, Petra Gonzales de McCulley; other relatives and friends and his co-workers of Extended Care Nursing Facility. Both services St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 9:30 a.m., followed by funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C.M. Celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites.

Baldonado, Frederica
Frederica "Freida" Baldonado - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2000 - Frederica "Freida" Baldonado, 73, of Pueblo, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, went to be with the Lord on April 19, 2000. She was born July 26, 1926, in El Rito, N.M. She was an active member of the Southwest Church of Christ, where she enjoyed working at Thursday School Day Care. Her husband of 43 years, Luis, and her daughter, Susan Baldonado, preceded Mrs. Baldonado in death in 1990. She is survived by her loving family, including children, Robert (Shauna) Baldonado, Larry (Gloria) Baldonado, Wilfred (Gloria) Baldonado, Tom (Gloria) Baldonado, Martha (Tom) Archuleta, Raymond Baldonado, Lucille Gallegos, Randy (Virginia) Baldonado, Janet Baldonado, Teresa (Jose) Romero and Evan Baldonado; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters; two brothers; and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. Visitation at the funeral home on Friday from 2 until 7 p.m., followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Southwest Church of Christ. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Baldonado, Gregory
Gregory Baldonado – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – May 27, 1873 – Tragedy in Bent County. – We condense the following from the Las Animas Leader: About two weeks ago Gregory Baldonado shot Calistro Rocha, who died from the wound a day or two afterward. Baldonado was arrested, first on the charge of assault with intent to kill and then for the crime of murder, and on examination for the last charge was dismissed. He was then arrested again for manslaughter, a change of venue was demanded and granted, and after trial he was discharged. After his second release, while charges were being drawn up to rearrest him, upon the advice of his council he left the court room and ran toward the river. He was pursued by the constable and ordered to stop, and failing to do so, was shot by the officer as he was crossing the river, and died from the effect of this wound a short time after. An inquest was held on his remains, and the officer exonerated from all guilt in causing his death. Both of the men who lost their lives were Mexicans.

Baldonado, Janet Marie
Janet Marie Baldonado - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 2006 - Janet Marie Baldonado, 43, passed away June 29, 2006. She was born on Nov. 22, 1962, in Espanola, N.M. She is survived by her son, Mario Baldonado and his father, Leo Perez, both of Pueblo. She is preceded in death by her parents, Louis & Federica Baldonado; and sisters, Susan Baldonado & Lucille Gallegos. Ms. Baldonado is survived by 2 sisters, Theresa Romero and Martha Archuleta; and seven brothers, Robert, Larry, Wilfred, Tom, Ray, Randy and Evan. Memorial service will be held at Roselawn Chapel on Thursday July, 6, 2006 at 10 a.m. Cremation has taken place and gravesite services will be held at a later date. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

Baldonado, Margarito
Margarito "Maggy" Baldonado - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2006 - Margarito "Maggy" Baldonado, 56, went to be with the Lord on June 18, 2006, after battling a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by his parents, Refugio and Confe Baldonado; and brother, Ernest Perea. He is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn; his children, Denise (Cory) Louther, Darlene Baldonado, Deanna (David Roque) Baldonado and David (Jill) Baldonado; mother- and father-in-law, Teofilo and Ida Serna; grandchildren, Jaden, Hunter, Tyler, Gabriella, Alexis and Angel; sisters, Ann (Robert) Udero y Baldonado, Rose Baldonado and Jeanette Baca; brother, David Baldonado; sister-in-law, Maryann Perea; and numerous relatives and friends. He served in the U.S. Army. He retired from the CF&I after 34 years. Maggy's lifetime enjoyment was riding his Harley Davidson with his friends, watching wrestling with his grandsons and spending time with his wife and family. Viewing, noon to 4:30 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Vigil Rosary, 6 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday; both at Christ the King Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 1001 Placita (Salt Creek) after interment. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Baldwin, Conley
Conley Baldwin – Yuma Pioneer – June 20, 1913 – Guard Shoots Convict – Officer Russell Falls Dead as He Shoots – Conley Baldwin, One of the La Veta Band of Bandits, Slays Prison Official to Escape Capture – La Veta, Colo. – Shot through the heart by a bullet from the revolver of Conley Baldwin, escaped convict and member of the notorious Baldwin gang of this district, John B. Russell, night captain of the guards at Canon City penitentiary, before he fell dead, sent two bullets into Baldwin's body. Baldwin died at 8:30 o'clock. The duel occurred at the Baldwin home at dawn. Russell, with Sheriff Harriman of La Veta and Deputies Harriman, R. B. Cutler, Ellis McDonald and Alexander Young, surrounded the Baldwin house and ordered Baldwin to open the door. Receiving no answer, they kicked the door open and Russell and Sheriff Harriman entered. They were met by Juanita Baldwin, Mexican wife of the outlaw, who attempted to stop them. Thrusting her out of the way, they began to search the house. The two rooms of the hovel are joined by an open door concealed behind heavy curtains. Harriman pushed the curtains aside with his rifle and Russell entered. There was a flash in the darkness and Russell's knees sagged for an instant. Then his left arm went around Harriman's shoulders and he pulled the trigger of his revolver twice, firing in the direction of the flash from the bandit's gun. "I guess I'm done for," Russell said, and fell dead at Harriman's feet. Baldwin staggered out into the light. "For God's sake don't shoot again; you have blown me in two," he screamed, and fell by the officer's side. Conley is one of four brothers – Conley, Robert, Willard and Harold, who, headed by their father, "Peg Leg" Baldwin, have terrorized Huerfano county for a number of years. The father and four sons were arrested in La Veta in January, 1912, charged with robbing freight cars. Two weeks later the entire family was found guilty and sentenced. Conley Baldwin was working with the road gang when he escaped last summer. According to the 92-year-old grandmother of Conley Baldwin, he has visited La Veta several times, walking through the streets at night in women's clothes. Russell went to Canon City four years ago with Warden Tynan. His home was in Lamar, where he was city marshal. Two months ago he married Miss Anna Cooper of Canon City. They had returned from their honeymoon but a short time ago. Memorial to Fallen Officers – The presence of the Memorial to Fallen Officers in the lobby of the Colorado Corrections Training Academy, Caρon City, stands as an everlasting symbol of honor to the fourteen men who have given their lives in the line of duty. The Colorado DOC recognizes the ultimate price paid, dedication and loyalty of the following men: John B. Russell – June 19, 1913 – Night Captain John B. Russell was killed on June 19, 1913, at a cabin on the outskirts of La Veta, Colorado, by escaped convict, Conway Baldwin. Capt. Russell had been sent to La Veta to capture and bring Baldwin back to the penitentiary. In an exchange of gunfire, both the escapee and Captain Russell were killed. Captain Russell had formerly been the marshal at Lamar and was hired by Warden Tynan to assume the important position in Canon City. Warden Tynan said of Russell: "His friendly disposition and clean, manly qualities of heart and mind endeared him to me. He was a fearless and undaunted officer and was unerring in his duty. He was one of my best men." Sadly, only four weeks earlier, Captain Russell married Anna Mary Cooper. She said upon hearing the news of her groom's death, "John and I have been married such a short time and we were so happy together. It does not seem right that this should happen so soon."

Baldwin, Daniel C.
Daniel C. Baldwin - Garden City Telegram - January 14, 2002 - Garden City, KS - Funeral for Daniel C. "Danny" Baldwin, 85, was 10 a.m. Friday at Stonewall Community Church, Stonewall, Colo., with Gary Williams and Richard Crow officiating. Graveside service followed in Stonewall Cemetery. Mr. Baldwin died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at Trinidad State Nursing Home. Born in Garden City on Jan. 22, 1916, he was the son of Junis and Inez (Hibbard) Baldwin. On Jan. 21, 1935, he married Maxine Stone at Garden City and they farmed north of town. Mr. Baldwin enjoyed aviation and flying, loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed carpentry work. He is survived by his wife; a sister, Alice Jones, Lamar, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and four sisters. Comi Funeral Home Chapel, Trinidad, Colo., was in charge of arrangements.

Baldwin, Dianne
Dianne Baldwin - Huerfano World Journal - March 27, 2008 - Dianne Baldwin, business owner, patron of the arts and Grande Dame of Cuchara, passed away in Pine Island, Florida on Thursday, March 20 after a long battle with cancer. "Mom was clearheaded and alert the entire time," said her daughter Louise. "She died very peacefully with her family around her." The Baldwins first bought property in Cuchara in 1967, and moved from Oklahoma in 1968. Dianne, along with her husband Dave, owned the Dog Bar saloon and the Cuchara Country Store, liquor store, and gift shop. They sold their commercial property last year. In October, 2007, the Baldwins were honored by the joint Chambers of Commerce as Citizens of the Year. Dianne was instrumental in starting the annual 4th of July parade through Cuchara in 1968, which quickly became the single biggest event the village holds. Dianne was always at the lead of the parade, dressed as an Indian Chief, with a raucous band following her. She is survived by her husband, her sons Brent and Dan and daughters Louise and Larissa. A memorial service will be held in Cuchara on July 3 at the Cuchara Chapel.

Baldwin, Ethel I.
Ethel I. Baldwin - Colorado Springs Gazette - December 14, 1995 - Ethel I. Baldwin, 81, who retired as a nurse from St. Francis Hospital, died Dec. 12, 1995, at her home in Colorado Springs. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home's Cascade Chapel. Mrs. Baldwin was born March 8, 1914, in Ontario, Canada, to James and Sarah Dewhirst. She was married May 24, 1946, in Denver to Stanley S. Baldwin, who is deceased. She is survived by two daughters, Charlene Shrum of Rocklin, Calif., and Lyndy Holzwarth of Pueblo; two brothers, Bob Dewhirst of North Carolina and Bud Dewhirst of California; three granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter. Mrs. Baldwin attended nursing school in Detroit. She had been a Colorado Springs resident since 1946 and enjoyed china painting. Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 3630 Sinton Road, Suite 302, Colorado Springs 80907.

Baldwin, Georgia
Georgia Baldwin - Huerfano World - June 1, 1989 - This Week in La Veta History - 1928: Sixteen-year-old Georgia Baldwin was killed in an auto accident. [Editor's Note: Georgia Baldwin passed away May 30, 1928. Obituary can be found in World Independent, June 1, 1928, Page 1, and Walsenburg World, June 4, 1928, Page 1.]

Baldwin, Harley B.
Harley B. Baldwin - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 1986 - Harley B. Baldwin passed away at a local hospital, Saturday, May 10, 1986. Survived by his wife, Inez Baldwin of the family home; children, Dee Wilson, Denver, Sherran (William) Gradishar, Pueblo, Elizabeth (David) Meyer, Pueblo West, Earl Stauffer, Farmington, N.M.; grandchildren, Eugene (Kay) Wilson, Thornton, Esther (Robert) Mabry, Dale City, Va., Ben (Cindy) Gradishar, Pueblo, Lisa and Jill Meyer, Pueblo West; great-grandchildren, Chad and Cyndee Wilson, Andy and Robin Mabry; sisters, Iva (Harry) Mason, Maquon, Ill., Elsie (Wayne) Davis, Hindsville, Ark., Betty (Everett) Eikermann, Pueblo; nephews, Thomas Miller, Pueblo, Alvin Baldwin, Arkansas, Don Weldon, Thornton; nieces, Arleta Bond, Pueblo, Jean Campbell, Canon City, Barbara Rivers and numerous other nieces and nephews. Born June 12, 1917, near Sharon, Okla., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring as a bricklayer for CF&I Steel Corp. in 1979. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of Eagles Lodge No. 145. Harley and Inez were married on May 18, 1972. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mark Pumphrey officiating. Eagles service and interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Mr. Baldwin will lie in state until time of service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Central Christian Church Building Fund. There will be a dinner at the church following the service. The family may be contacted at the family home and at 601 Pitkin.

Baldwin, Inez E.
Inez E. Baldwin - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 1986 - Inez E. Baldwin passed away Saturday, Nov. 1, 1986. Survived by her children, Elizabeth (David) Meyer, Pueblo West; Earl (Janet) Stauffer, Aztec, N.M.; sister, Mrs. Lola Wheat, Camdenton, Mo.; aunts, Mrs. Luella (Felix) Roitz and Mrs. Elizabeth (George) Vaughn, both of Pueblo; cousin, Mrs. Sandy (Harvey) Hilvitz, Pueblo. Also survived by grandchildren, Jill and Lisa Meyer, Pueblo West. Born Dec. 12, 1918, in Fall City, Neb., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Member of the Central Christian Church. Graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Roselawn Cemetery with Dr. Robert W. Daniel, pastor, Central Christian Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the Central Christian Church Building Fund, direct or through the funeral home office.

Baldwin, K. Gerald
K. Gerald Baldwin - Pueblo Chieftain - June 09, 1999 - K. Gerald Baldwin, 55, passed away June 2, 1999. Cremation, Montgomery &Steward Crematorium. There will be no viewing or services. [No additional information available.]

Baldwin, Mary Allene
Mary Allene Rutledge Baldwin - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2006 - Mary Allene "Mimi" Rutledge Baldwin, born Dec. 19, 1906, and died Nov. 8, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Abraham Ellsworth Rutledge and Mary Ellen Fisher Rutledge; four sisters; two brothers; and her husband, F. Leo Baldwin. Mimi is survived by two daughters, Annette (Dale) Wolfer, Castle Rock, Colo., and Charlene "Punky" (Jerry) Robbe, Wetmore, Colo.; six grandchildren, Chrisann (Andy) Steurer, Gunnison, Colo., Sue (Tim) Himes, Grand Junction, Colo., Michael (Lisa) Wolfer, Monument, Colo., Eric (Andie) Wolfer, Houston, Texas, Deborah Robbe, Atlanta, Ga., and Jane Robbe (Matt) Rhodes, Pueblo West, Colo. She has 11 great-grandchildren, Jeff (Angie), Katie and Brad (Jenny) Himes, Aaron and Noah Steurer, Mic, Shana, Cole and Cassidy Wolfer, and Jim and Sarah Rhodes; and one great-great-grandson, Parker Himes. Mimi held degrees from Iowa State Teacher's College in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo. She taught school for 34 years, the last 28 at Parkview Elementary in Pueblo. She was a longtime member of Ascension Episcopal Church, and belonged to Chapter CI of PEO. Memorial Service, inurnment and reception, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006, Ascension Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers and food, please make memorials to Ascension Episcopal Church, 420 W. 18th St., Pueblo, CO, 81003. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff and residents of Villa Pueblo and also to the caring staff at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center.

Baldwin, Minnie S.
Minnie S. Baldwin - Huerfano World - September 4, 2003 - This Week in La Veta History - 1956: Died, Minnie S. Baldwin, 90, the home of her daughter Hazel Flock. She was born in Virginia in 1866 and married Jacob F. Baldwin in 1885 before coming to La Veta in 1890. [Editor's Note: Minnie Baldwin died August 22, 1956. Obituary can be found in World Independent, August 23, 1956, Pages 1 and 5, and World Independent, August 27, 1956, Page 8.]

Baldwin, Robert Eugene Sr.
Robert Eugene Baldwin Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2004 - Robert Eugene Baldwin Sr., 66, of Pueblo West, Colo., died Nov. 12, 2004. He was born on March 31, 1938, in San Antonio, Texas, to Frank and MadaLee (Hunt) Baldwin. Robert married Elfriede "Ellen" Adlhoch on March 22, 1960, she resides at the family home. He also is survived by one son, Robert E. Baldwin Jr. and his fiancŽ (Nel) of San Antonio, Texas; and one grandson, Robert E. Baldwin III. Robert lived in Pueblo West for nine years. He enjoyed watching TV and loved woodworking, making bird houses and Broncos' signs. Robert was a retired sergeant first class from the U.S. Army, and retired from the Department of Corrections in September 2003. At his request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at Community of Acts Church, 84 S. Masters Drive, Pueblo West, Colo.

Baldwin, Samuel Thomas
Samuel Thomas Baldwin - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 1986 - Samuel Thomas Baldwin, 63, died May 17, 1986, in Albuquerque, N.M. Service, 2 p.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fowler. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. The casket will not be open at the service. Memorials may be sent to his church. Burial, Fowler Cemetery.

Balerio, Geraldine
Geraldine Balerio - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 2003 - Geraldine Balerio, Bellevue, Neb., born Aug. 9, 1926-Jan. 28, 2003. Preceded in death by grandson Jason Martinez. Survived by loving family, husband Ernest Balerio, Des Moines, N.M., Elaine Cisneros, Las Vegas, Nev., Sandra (Bob) Fernandez, Des Moines, NM; Cynthia (Nick) Morolis, Grace Balerio, Barbara Balerio, all of Bellevue, Neb., son Ernest Balerio and Mike (Anette) Balerio, 18 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Very loving mother and wife with great strength and wisdom that will be carried on by her family. She will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Mama. No more pain, no more tears. Viewing Feb. 2, 2-5 p.m., Rosary to follow. Both at Imperial Gardens. Service 10:00 a.m. Monday, Imperial Gardens, burial to follow.

Bales, Cecil Byron
Cecil Byron "Ted" Bales - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 1970 - Cecil Byron "Ted" Bales, Pueblo resident 43 years, late of 1529 Alexander Circle, passed away St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Sept. 15, 1970, following brief illness. Mr. Bales was a retired rancher. Member BPOE, Lodge 90. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hazel Jennie Bales, of the family home; a brother, Howard Bales, Fort Collins; five grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services 3 p.m. Monday, T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Charles Whitmer, Central Christian Church, officiating, Interment, Pueblo Memorial Gardens.

Bales, Hazel Jennie
Mrs. Hazel Jennie Bales - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 1994 - Mrs. Hazel Jennie Bales, Pueblo resident past 48 years late of 1529 Alexander, passed away St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Sept. 10, 1975, following brief illness. Preceded in death by husband, Cecil Byron Bales Sept 15, 1970; and daughter, Gladys Orella Smith in 1960; two brothers, Jerry Lee and Bert Lee, and sister, Mrs. Marguerite Dillon. Member, Central Christian Church, VFW Auxiliary 60, BPO Elks 90 Auxiliary; chapter member, Pueblo Saddle Club and Excelsior Saddle Club, and past president of Cootiettes. Survivors include a sister Mrs. Edith Dixon, Denver, and the following grandchildren, Robert L. Smith, Pueblo; Mrs. Betty Jean Russell, Walnut, Calif.; Mrs. Gladys Cardinal, Baldwin Park, Calif.; Gerald Edward Smith, Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Katheryn Ann Panariso, Pueblo. Thirteen great-grandchildren also survive. Services 10 a.m. Friday. T.G. McCarthy Chapel, with the Rev. Charles Whitmer, pastor, Central Christian Church, officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Balich, Eva
Eva Balich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2004 - Eva Balich, 90, passed away June 16, 2004. She is preceded in death by her husband, Nick, Nov. 22, 2003; two brothers and one sister. She is survived by her children, Donna (Ed) Sutcliffe, Rye, Colo., and Robert (Phyllis) Balich, Denver; grandchildren, Kurt Bocim, Carol Snyder, Donald (Chrissie) Balich, Cheryl Ethredge, Bonnie (Jim) Read and Sandy (Steve) Grady; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ed (Lucille) Zupancic of Denver; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Eva was a member of St. Mary Church in Walsenburg and was in the Tabernacle Group of the Church. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, June 21, 2004, St. Mary Church, Walsenburg, followed by interment at North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sister Carol Tlack, Senior Outreach Program, 715 Kansas Ave., Walsenburg, CO, 81089.

Balich, Josephine
Josephine Balich - Huerfano World - April 20, 1989 - Josephine Balich, 83, of Walsenburg, died at her home Sunday morning, Apr. 16, 1989. Mrs. Balich had been in failing health the past four years and had recently been hospitalized. Born in Goldfield, near Victor, June 4, 1905, as a young girl her family moved to Pueblo where she was reared and attended school, she came to Walsenburg when she was about 18. She married William "Jumbo" Balich Oct. 21, 1921. She is survived by her sister, Mary Ann Rotz, Walsenburg, an aunt and cousins. Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Balich, Nick
Nick Balich - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 2003 - Nick Balich, 91, passed away Nov. 22, 2003. Survived by his wife, Eva Balich; children, Donna (Ed) Sutcliffe, Rye, Colo., and Robert (Phyllis) Balich, Denver; grandchildren, Kurt Bocim, Carol Snyder, Donald (Chrissie) Balich, Cheryl Ethredge, Bonnie (Jim) Read and Sandy (Steve) Grady; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Hardy, of Salt Lake City, Utah; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mr. Balich worked as a coal miner for 50 years and upon his retirement worked for the city of Walsenburg for many years. He was a member of St. Mary Church of Walsenburg, Knights of Columbus and the United Mine Workers. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Church of Walsenburg. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sister Carol Tlack, Senior Outreach Program, 715 Kansas Ave., Walsenburg, CO 81089.

Balius, Lillian
Lillian Balius - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2004 - Lillian Balius, 98, born Aug. 29, 1906, in Animas City, Colo., passed away Nov. 11, 2004. Survived by nephews, Jerry (Louise) Luther, Durango, and Eugene (Linda) Luther, Silverton. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles Balius. She was a member of the Veteran's Service Club and Bishop's Guild. Viewing from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Patrick Church. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Balizan, Rita
Rita Balizan - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 1987 - Rita Balizan, late of 802 Palmer, passed away May 18, 1987. Mrs. Balizan was a member of Praise Assembly of God Church and retired from the Pueblo Depot Activity with 15 years' service. She is survived by her husband, Patrick Balizan, and her children, Henry (Delia) Lucero of Montana; Tony (Flora) Lucero, Pueblo West; Tim (Hediko) Lucero of California; Eileen L. Dudzinski of Colorado Springs; Josephine Karras of California; Juanita O. Castillo of California; Phyllis J. Parker of Pueblo; Rita M. Cater of California; George D. Lucero of Colorado Springs; James (Jan) Lucero of Pueblo; and Patrick Lee Lucero of California. Survived also by 32 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 11 a.m., Wednesday at Praise Assembly of God Church with Pastor Bobby Wilson officiating. Interment, Imperial. Family will receive friends at 802 Palmer.

Ball, Abram C. (Mrs.)
Mrs. Abram C. Ball - The Huntsville Daily Times - January 16, 1930 - At Pueblo, Colo., Mrs. Abram C. Ball died from a fractured skull incurred when she was struck by an automobile that skidded at an icy street intersection.

Ball, Charles William
Charles William Ball - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 1942 - Charles William Ball at hospital, Thursday, Dec. 17. Husband of Mrs. Minerva Ball; father of Harry Glenn Ball, Mrs. Hallie May Van Sickle, and Lola Irene Mundell. Member of the I.O.O.F.

Ball, Douglas S.
Douglas S. Ball - Denver Rocky Mountain News - September 03, 1999 - Douglas S. Ball, 79, of Walsenburg died Aug. 26 in Pueblo. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Mr. Ball was born in Cheyenne on March 5, 1920. He married Caroline Schmidt, 1943. He served in the Army Corps of Engineers. He was an oil and gas consultant for Ball Associates. He was a member of AAPG. Survivors include his wife; son Richard of Denver and Michael of Longmont; daughter Anna Smith of Denver; sister Jean Kosloff of Israel; eight grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren.

Ball, Fred
Fred Ball - Yampa Leader - September 2, 1905 - Fred Ball, a man of German descent about 55 years of age was found dead beside the road near Toponas by Lee Combs, who was on his way in from Florence. Mr. Ball was a prospector and owned some property near Pueblo. Sunday evening after he had settled all his bills he was talking with a friend here and said that he had not been feeling well for a few days, that his heart seemed to bother him, and he believed he would go over to Hot Sulphur. As he could not stand the heat he got up early and started on foot, and, when found, had apparently been sitting on a rock to rest, when he was stricken with heart failure. He was found a few minutes after his death and brought to town. An inquest and autopsy were held and it was found that his death was caused by heart failure. Undertaker W. K. Barbor of Steamboat came up and took charge of the body which was laid to rest in the Yampa cemetery Tuesday.

Ball, L. M.
L. M. Ball - Denver Post - January 13, 1895 - Dead In His Cell - L. M. Ball Hangs Himself in a Pueblo Jail - Pueblo, Colo., Jan.12, 1895--(Special)--L. M. Ball hanged himself in the county jail this morning with a dog chain.  He was accused of stealing from his employer N. Dunning.  He originally came from Wisconsin, and formerly lived at 1043 S. Lincoln Av., Denver.

Ball, Leta May
Leta May Ball - Pueblo Chieftain - March 06, 1986 - Leta May Ball, a Pueblo resident since 1980, late of 19 Cambridge, passed away March 5, 1986. Mrs. Ball was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elroy S. Ball, in 1971. Survivors include a brother, Forrest A. (Wilma) Luke, 2015 Elmwood Lane, and a sister, Hazel Shroyer, Pueblo, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service and interment will be under the direction of Utter-McKinley Mortuaries in Los Angeles, Calif. There will be a memorial service in Pueblo with time and place to be announced later. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made to the Faith United Methodist Church in her name. Mrs. Ball will lie in state Thursday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. The family may be contacted at 2015 Elmwood Lane.

Ball, Rella M.
Rella M. Ball - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 1987 - Rella M. Ball, a Pueblo resident since 1944, passed away Feb. 23, 1987, in Canon City. Mrs. Ball is survived by a daughter, Neva (Andy) Trask, and a son, Bud (Fern) Ball, both of Pueblo; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Ashbrook of Pueblo and Edna Deffenbach of Ranson, Kan.; two brothers, Forrest F. (Mabel) Anderson of Canon City and Harlan (Mildred) Anderson of McCracken, Kan.; two sisters-in-law, Emma Anderson of Canon City and Emma Mae Anderson of Brownell, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell M. Ball, in 1979. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1987, at Imperial Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Roy Spannagel of the First Southern Baptist Church officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make donations to their favorite charity. The family may be contacted at 1802 Eden or 1526 E. Fifth St.

Ball, Urita D.
Urita D. Ball – Pueblo Chieftain – October 5, 1926 – The funeral of Mrs. Urita D. Ball took place at 10:30 o'clock Monday, October 4, at The Davis Mortuary. Rev. T. C. Collister officiated. Mrs. R. W. Keator, accompanied by Mrs. P. K. Brown, sang "Abide With Me," "Home of the Soul," and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus." The pallbearers were: J. M. French, W. L. Frala, C. W. Lee, O. C. Berger, J. G. May and L. R. Leonard. Interment Mountain View.

Ball, Viola H.
Viola H. Ball - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 1987 - Viola H. Ball, June 13, 1987, 123 Routt. Wife of Alan Ball, who passed away in 1949. Mother of Nancy (James) Hale and Yvonne Schultz of Pueblo. Preceded in death by a son, Arthur Ball, in 1968. Also survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Service, St. Peter the Apostle, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Ball, Virginia
Virginia "Peggy" Ball - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 1998 - Virginia "Peggy" Ball, was born Dec. 12, 1917, in Leoti, Kan., and passed away Nov. 8, 1998, in Pueblo. She is preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Whaley and Ethel Schultz. She was born in Leoti, Kan., and came to Colorado with her family at three years of age in a covered wagon. She was a lifelong Pueblo resident and managed the record department at Martin Music for more than 20 years before retiring. She is survived by her nieces, Arlene McDowell of Pueblo, Shirley Washington, Alamosa, Darlene Currie of Los Angeles, Calif., and Linda Seidel of Tucson, Ariz.- her nephew, Robert Whaley of Malta, Mont.- as well as by many great-nieces and nephews up to five generations. She was a member of Park Hill Christian Church. Viewing hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at 602 Lake Ave. following the interment.

Ballage, Alfred
Alfred Ballage - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 1986 - Alfred Ballage, 2611 Hollywood, departed this life Saturday, Feb. 22, 1986. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel. Cremation to follow.

Ballage, Othell
Othell Ballage - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2003 - Othell Ballage, Sept. 21, 2003, beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle, went home to be with the Lord. Othell was born Oct. 14, 1928, in Needville, Texas, to Dude and Minnie Ballage. He was the younger of two sons. His older brother, Willie B. Ballage, preceded him in death in 1979 in Houston, Texas. His mother passed in 1991, and his father in 1993, both in Pueblo. Othell was saved at an early age and became a member of Sweet Home Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, where his uncle, the Rev. Luther Holland, was pastor for 15 years. He attended Anderson High School in Austin, Texas. In 1949, he attended Houston Tillotson College, where he met and married his first wife, Elma J. Johnson. During their marriage of 30 years, they had nine children. In 1979, the Lord took his dear wife home, and in 1990, their beloved daughter, Margie Ozell Hartfield. Othell also lost his grandsons, Marcus Christian Ballage, before he had even turned the tender age of 2 years, in May of this year, and Ronald Hartfield, only a few months old, in 1970. Othell served in the U.S. Army for better than 24 years. Nicknamed "the Bear," he earned the highest warrant officer rank of chief warrant officer four. As Sergeant Ballage, he served during the Korean Conflict, and Chief Ballage served in Vietnam twice. As an army officer, he earned two presidential awards, the Bronze Star for valor and the Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding performance. Before retiring from the military in 1975, he also earned three Army Commendation Medals from the secretary of the army. He also served in Germany on three different occasions as well as Fort Polk, La. He did a second tour in Korea in the 60s. His primary and home base had been Fort Hood, Texas. His final duty station was the Pueblo Army Depot, where he moved his family in 1971 and later retired in 1975. After having relocated to Pueblo, Othell became a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. In 1985, he married again, this time to Augusta Denise Cage. Their union brought together a family of 12 children. Meanwhile, after retiring from the military, Othell became a job developer for the Pueblo Manpower Commission and worked in that capacity for 17 years. He continued with his education, earning a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Maryland in 1982. He received his master's degree in management from Pacific Western University in 1996. In 1948, Othell was raised as a Master Mason in Austin, Texas, and raised again in 1996 as part of the William K. Wooden Grand Master's Class. At the time of his passing, he was a Past Master in the Eureka Lodge No. 2 in Pueblo. He was a Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret in the Pikes Peak Consistory No. 81. Within that unit, he was in the Adonia Lodge of Perfection and held the office of Hiram of Tyre, deputy Grand Master. He was a noble in the Kadesia Temple No. 135 and was the Oriental Guide. He also served as Past Associate Patriot of the Eastern Star No. 5 as well as a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Othell was an active community leader and held various positions in the Pueblo civic community. He served as chairman of the Human Relations Commission and the president of the Pueblo Chapter of the NAACP. He also served on the Governor's Task Force on Drunk Driving, the Colorado Black Caucus, the Pueblo African American Council, the Colorado University Athletic Club and several other organizations. Most importantly, Othell had been a very loving husband and the proud elder of a literal tribe of progeny. He leaves behind hundreds of friends in Colorado and Texas and around the world. We shall always love him and miss him. Othell leaves to cherish his memory, beloved wife, Augusta D. Ballage; children, Ken and LaBerta Ballage, Kay Baylor and Othell Ballage Jr., all of Austin, Texas, Beverly Ballage of Pueblo, Colo., Minnie Ballage and Howard Ballage, both of Denver, Colo., Reginald and LaVonda Ballage of Colorado Springs, Colo., Patrick and Michelle Ballage of Tampa, Fla.; stepchildren, Melanie and Van Wilson of Colorado Springs, Colo., Monica Hawkins, Marilyn Barnett and Norman Barnett, all of Denver, Colo.; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. The Ballage family would like to thank the Sangre de Cristo Hospice staff for their loving care given to Othell. A special thanks also to Dr. Thomas Fitzgerald, Dr. Kern Low and care given by Chuck Bennett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SRDA of Pueblo, Sangre de Cristo Hospice, PACCO Scholarship Fund. Rose Croix Service, 7 p.m. Thursday at Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. F.L. Chandler, officiating. Full military honors at graveside, Imperial Memorial Gardens by Fort Carson Honor Guard.

Ballantyne, Ruby Lee
Ruby Lee Ballantyne - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2001 - Ruby Lee Ballantyne passed away unexpectedly June 19 in St. Mary- Corwin hospital. Mother of John Lee (Diane) of Union Bridge, MD; Glenn (Marcee) of Pueblo; Ray (Lisa) of Vancouver, WA; and grandmother of Mark, Paul, Amy and Dan. Great grandmother of Garrett. She is survived by all of them. Her husband, John Ballantyne of Ballantyne Trucking passed away in 1978 and her sister, Louette Scarbrough in 1996. Ruby Lee graduated from the School of Journalism at Texas Technological College in Lubbock, Texas. She later earned a private pilot's license and flew with the Women Air Service Pilots (WASP) at Sweetwater, Texas during World War II. After moving to Pueblo in 1946, with her husband, she was a copy writer for radio station KGHF and later taught English and Journalism at Keating Junior High School during the 1960Υs. Ruby Lee wrote children's stories for religious publications and general articles for various magazines. Ruby Lee wrote for video productions and television commercials. In 1991 she was chosen as Merit Mother by the Colorado American Mothers, Inc. Mrs. Ballantyne was a member of the Ninety-Nine Women Pilot Club, Chapter BT of PEO, Ruhamah Temple No. 71 of the Daughters of the Nile, American Association of University Women, and served several years on the Board of Colorado Christian Home for emotionally disturbed children. Ruby Lee spearheaded six large fund raising events for the children in the treatment facility. After retirement, Ruby Lee gave her services to her church, Central Christian, serving as an Elder, Board Member, organizer of the Traveling Christians and editor of the newsletter. She was honored with the title of elder emeritus. Services at Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson Ave., 2:30p.m., Friday. Memorials may be made to Central Christian Church.

Ballard, Harold E.
Harold E. Ballard - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 1987 - Harold E. Ballard passed away Oct. 10, 1987. Cremation. Memorial service will be held at the Lents Funeral Home in Wayne, Mich.

Ballard, Matthew Lale
Matthew Lale Ballard - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 1997 - Matthew Lale Ballard, 21, died unexpectedly Thursday, Sept. 18, 1997, in Breckenridge. Beloved son of David and Marla Tunnell and Matt Ballard. Also survived by grandparents, Jerry and Corrine Ragan, Hugo- Poe and Marie Ballard, Springfield, Ann Marie Patton, San Diego, Calif. - sisters, Angie and Shawna Ballard, Lake Erie, Pa. s will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, following cremation at Rich Funeral Home in Springfield. May he stay forever young.

Ballard, Ophir James
Ophir James Ballard - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2001 - Age 78, passed away Aug. 23, 2001, in Las Animas, Colo. Ophir was preceded in death by his wife, Velma R. Ballard, in 1984; and daughter, Rhoda Ballard, in 1955. He is survived by eight children, Frances Mary Boley, Chattanooga, Tenn., Ophir James (Beverly) Ballard Jr., Cedar City, Utah, Marcia (Thomas) Rice, Alamosa, Colo., Joan (Tom) DeLong, Tangent, Ore., Sherrill Ann (Harvey) Coberley, Agusta, Kan., Richard (Becky) Ballard, Las Animas, Colo., Michael (Linda) Ballard, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Mark (Cynthia) Ballard, Derry, N.H. Also survived by 32 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret and Ruth; and stepbrothers and sisters. Ophir was a veteran of the Army during World War II where he received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was honorably discharged in 1945 and was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. and a member of Faith Baptist Church. He retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. in 1984. Viewing, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service, Monday, 1 p.m., First Southern Baptist Church, 301 Cleveland. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Fort Carson Committal Team. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the family for his children's vision trip to China.

Ballas, Bernard J.
Bernard J. Ballas - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 2001 - Bernard J. Ballas, 84 years young, joined his heavenly family Nov. 3, 2001. He was born in Pueblo, Colo., Oct. 27, 1917. Bernie left Pueblo when he joined the Army in 1941. He made his home in California after the war, where he met his wife Gladys, and raised his five children, Howard, Geri, Diane, Berna and Leslie. Bernie retired from Shell Oil in 1978. He will be sadly missed by his surviving children, Diane (Frank) Iazzetta and Leslie (Keith) Mullally; grandchildren, Jeremy McMillan, Bill Ballas, Haley Stickler, Ashley Ballas and Kelynn Mullally. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Linda Faye Ballas; son-in-law, Don McMillan; sister, Cecilia "Sis" Hund; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bernie was loved by numerous people and will be sorely missed by his many friends and relatives. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, Roselawn Chapel. Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, Our Lady of the Meadows. Interment to follow at Roselawn. God love ya Bernie!

Ballas, John H.
John H. "Mr. B" Ballas - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2004 - John H. "Mr. B" Ballas, 83, joined his loving wife, Nellie Ballas, on Jan. 17, 2004. Survived by his sister-in-law, Janet Ballas; and long-time friend, employee and caregiver, Donna Williams; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, former employees and customers. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church Restoration Fund, the Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center, or the Alzheimer's Association Rocky Mountain Chapter Southern Colorado, through the funeral home office. Special thanks to Dr. Gail Burchett and the staff of Sharmar Village Care Center for all their care and kindness. John wanted the public to known how much he loved people and the community of Pueblo. Mr. "B" requested no service and asked that he be remembered by the following poem: I'm Free Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free. I'm following the path God laid for me, I took His hand when I heard Him call. I could not stay another day. To laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found that place at the close of day. If my parting has left a void; Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss. Ah yes, these things, I too, will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow. I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I savored much. Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief; Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me; God wants me now, He set me free. - Author Unknown

Ballas, Lorine Ann
Lorine Ann Ballas - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2000 - Lorine Ann Ballas, 92, passed away Feb. 19, 2000. She was born July 13, 1907, in Pueblo to Pete and Sadie Spiess. After graduation from National Business College, Mrs. Ballas was employed for several years by Stanley Steamer Automobile Company, and later by National Broom Company, as a stenographer and secretary. She was the beloved mother of sons Jack (Marjorie) Ballas, Seattle, Wash., and Thomas (Frankie) Ballas, Pueblo. She is survived as well by seven grandchildren, Jessi Ballas, Michael (Shaunna) Ballas, Michele (Lance) Leonard, Lori (Jay) Pittenger, Dale (Angie) Ballas, David Ballas and Gary (Angie) Ballas. Also survived by 11 great-grandchildren; and sister, Alma Mulholland, of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Ballas, and six brothers and sisters. Lorine enjoyed baking and cooking for her family and friends. Rosary, Wednesday, 7 p.m. and funeral Mass, Thursday, 10 a.m., both at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 47 Portero Drive after the funeral service.

Ballas, Mary V.
Mary V. Ballas - Pueblo Chieftain - September 01, 2004 - Mary V. Ballas, 87, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 29, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Vincent F. Ballas. Survived by her children, Virginia (Larry) Williams, Ralph (Barbara) Ballas, Charlotte (Andy) Smithour; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Ballas, Rose A.
Rose A. Ballas - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2005 - Rose A. Ballas, 92, born April 20, 1913, passed away April 21, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Fred S. Ballas; parents, John and Rose Levstik; and brothers, John and Henry Levstik. Survived by her sisters, Anna Garnhart, Edith Ovechka, Virginia (Evan) Perryman and Evelyn (Thayne) Mitchell; special niece, Carol A. (Paul) Cochran; sister-in-law, Marguerite Levstik; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rose was a volunteer at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. She worked at Crews-Beggs and Joslins for 30 years, retiring in 1974. The family will receive family and friends at the viewing from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Ballas, Thomas C.
Thomas C. Ballas - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2006 - Thomas C. Ballas, 62, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2006. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Frankie Ballas; and his daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Andy Nash. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Lorine Ballas. Tom was a 1963 graduate of Pueblo Catholic High School and Southern Colorado State College. He served proudly as a military policeman in the United States Army with the rank of Sergeant E-5. He was employed at the CF&I in the main electric shop, where he earned a four-year apprenticeship as an electrician armature winder. He also worked for Rocky Mountain Steel and Davis Wire as an electrical maintenance technician. Tom was a most devoted, caring and loving husband and father who was always there for his family. He was strong, kind and willing to help anyone he could. He loved the outdoors, especially the mountains and loved spending time there with his family and friends. He lived every day with a wonderful attitude about life itself and everyone around him. We love him and will always miss him. The family will greet friends, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2006, at the funeral home. Recitation of the Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2006, St. Aloysius Church, Rye, Colo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 2006, St. Patrick Church, Pueblo, Colo. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2006 - Thomas C. Ballas. Also survived by his brother, Jack (Marge) Ballas; mother and father-in-law, Ange and Frank Pantleo; brother-in-law, Phil Pantleo; and six nieces and nephews. Recitation of the Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, St. Aloysius Church, Rye, Colo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Patrick Church, Pueblo, Colo. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Ballejo, Amado G.
Amado G. Ballejo - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 2002 - Age 73, a retired crane operator for the former Pueblo Army Depot, retiring in 1983 with 32 years of service. Departed this life Jan. 26, 2002, at Parkview Medical Center. Mr. Ballejo was born Jan. 28, 1928, in Bridges, Mont. To family and friends he was known as "Boogie" and Joe. He was a very resourceful person who loved doing things with his grandchildren. He liked watching cowboy movies and cartoons. He also enjoyed yard work and gardening. Predeceased by his parents, Jesus Espinoza and Mary Aragon; brother, Cruz Madrigal; granddaughter, Kimberly Grinstead; uncle, Ben Garcia. Survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Dora Martinez Ballejo; children, Dolores Ballejo, David (Lori) Ballejo, Vicki (Carl) Esquilin, Angelo (Pearl) Ballejo, Nancy Ballejo and Connie (Ramon) Esquilin; the grandson he raised, Alexander Ballejo; plus 16 other grandchildren; one great-grandson; six brothers; four sisters; three uncles; two aunts; godchild, John Tessler; and his pets; other relatives and friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002. Both services at St. Leander Catholic Church. Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 2009 E. Eighth St.

Ballero, Valentine
Valentine Ballero – Bayfield Blade – December 31, 1915 – Woman Held When Mexican Dies – Pueblo – Valentine Ballero, 25, a Mexican, died in a rooming house at 1123 East Abriendo Avenue as the result of a gunshot wound. With him in the room at the time the shot was fired was Victoria Janez, whose husband is a steel worker. The woman says Ballero committed suicide. She was taken into custody, however, and is being held for investigation. Nick Prieto, 19, also was arrested and is being held in connection with the affair.

Balles, Dorothy L.
Dorothy L. Balles - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 1987 - Dorothy L. Balles, 36, passed away Nov. 8, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. She is survived by her husband Louis A. Leyba; one daughter, Bernadette Louise Balles Leyba; parents, Joe M. and Celia E. Garcia; six sisters; and two brothers, Elizabeth Chavez of Denver, Jose (Cathy) Garcia Jr. of California, Frank (Mary) Garcia of Pueblo, Mary Sena of Ionia, Mich., Lorella (Leo) Martinez of Avondale, Jo Ann (Dan) Phipps of Pueblo, Marie Garcia of Denver and Gertrude (Richard) Espinoza of California. She also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Richard Balles, in 1981. She was born on Feb. 6, 1951, in Las Vegas, N.M., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Visitation from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m. today at St. Leander Church, with Father Jim Koenigsfeld officiating. Rosary recitation at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 1987, at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Devotion, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment.

Balles, Joseph Thomas
Joseph Thomas Balles - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 2006 - Joseph Thomas Balles, of Denver. Viewing, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, followed by graveside service at 2 p.m., all from Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo.

Ballew, Vera Lucille
Vera Lucille Ballew - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2003 - Vera Lucille Ballew, 79, made her spiritual transition on Feb. 22, 2003. Predeceased by parents, James and Maye Etta Roberts; and husband of 50 years, Thomas L. Ballew Jr.; sister, Frances Mutz; twin brother, Clifford Roberts; and son-in-law, Ronald Chandler. Survived by her children, Myrna Chandler, Etta Windwalker (Frank Masciantanonio), Daryl Ballew and Cheri Ballew. Grandmother of Tracy Rivas (Bart Rael), Mark Poindexter, Robert (Kenya) Ferri, Amanda Ferri, Wendy (Rick) Fern and Kristy Graham. Great-grandmother of Raven Rivas, Jered Rivas and Jocelyn Ferri. Also survived by three great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Madelyn Miles of Richland, Wash. Vera was employed for many years at Grove Drug and Potter Pharmacy. Per her request, Cremation, Almont Crematory. At a later date, her ashes will be lovingly released to an area specified by her.

Ballinger, Ida Fay
Ida Fay Ballinger - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1944 - Mrs. Ida Fay Ballinger, remains to Longmont, Colo., for services and interment. (Same paper) Ida Fay Ballinger. Local hospital Sunday. Sister of Mrs. H. L. Ballinger, Fleming, Colo. Arrangements later.

Ballinger, Paskul
Paskul Ballinger - Pueblo Chieftain - March 3, 1930 - Paskul Ballinger, age 36, died Sunday at 1:30 a.m. at the D. & R. G. round house. He had lived eight miles east of Pueblo for some time. He is survived by his six children at the family home, his mother who resides in California, and a sister, Mrs. Lydia Clark, of Mount Harris, Colo. Funeral announcements will be made later by the Jones mortuary.

Ballinger, Richard L.
Richard L. Ballinger - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2005 - Richard L. Ballinger, 51, passed away March 23, 2005, in Cripple Creek, Colo. Survived by parents, Fay and Henry Ballinger of Pueblo; sisters, Marsha Boyette and Rebecca Ballinger; brother, David (Merrill) Ballinger; nephews, Austin and Nathan Ballinger; and niece, Sherry Ballinger. Born March 10, 1954, in Fort Worth, Texas. Rick graduated from South High School, where he joined Pride City Band and competed in Drums Across the Rockies at Pueblo County High School. He worked at KFC for five years to finance his college education at SCSC (now CSU-Pueblo). After graduation, Rick moved to Cottage Grove, Ore., where he was the music director at Calvary Baptist Church. He worked at Cottage Grove High School, Bi-Mart and Lane County Oregon Sheriff's Office as store clerk to help finance his voluntary church work. He moved back to Colorado because of a terminal illness. Rick played in the Little Theater Orchestra for musical productions including "The Music Man," "Sound Of Music" and "Fiddler On The Roof." He also played in both Cottage Grove and Eugene, Ore., symphony concerts. He was an officer in the local Kiwanis Club and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at New Heights Baptist Church, 3304 Baltimore, with the Rev. Dave Grossman officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Balloga, Gino
A.E. "Gino" Balloga - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2002 - A.E. "Gino" Balloga, 46, passed away June 20, 2002. Predeceased by his father, Roy Balloga. Survived by his mother, JoAnna Alber; sister, Georgianna (Rich) Lipich; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; also, special friend, Joannie Wilton. Viewing, Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will follow, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2002, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. William Salmon officiating.

Balloga, Ruby
Ruby Balloga - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2002 - Passed away unexpectedly Jan. 13, 2002. Survived by daughters, Henrietta DeSalvo, Patricia (Paul) Grosvenor; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ruby enjoyed traveling, reading, dancing, camping and was a member of the National Railroad Retirement Association. Viewing, noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday followed by graveside service at 2 p.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Ballotti, Margaret Marie
Margaret Marie Ballotti - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 1998 - Margaret Marie Ballotti, 72, of Walsenburg, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998. Survived by a brother, Reynolds (Lorraine) Ballotti, Santa Rosa, Calif. - a sister, Edna (Larry) Crosson, Walsenburg- and numerous nieces and nephews. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday with Father Frank Davied, OFM, officiating. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. Donations can be made to Sister Carol Ministries through St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Huerfano World - January 15, 1998 - Margaret Marie Ballotti, 72, of Walsenburg, died Jan. 8, 1998 in St. Mary Corwin Hospital emergency room in Pueblo. Born in Walsenburg, Feb. 9, 1925 to Ettore and Rose Ugolini Ballotti, she was a lifelong resident of Huerfano County and attended Tioga School in the coal camps. She worked at the Community Laundry and later for Huerfano School District Re-1. Following retirement, she dedicated her life to caring for her mother and enjoying family. Survivors include a sister, Edna Crosson, Walsenburg; a brother, Reynolds Ballotti, Santa Rosa, CA; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Ballotti, Rose
Rose Ballotti - Huerfano World - March 11, 1993 - Huerfano Rose Ballotti, Walsenburg, died Friday, Mar. 5, 1993, in Huerfano County Medical Center. Born Nov. 15, 1901, in Red Camp, west of Walsenburg, she attended St. Mary School and grew up on the Ugolini Ranch east of Walsenburg with her twin sister Jean Bonacci. She married Ettore Ballotti June 16, 1923, and worked as a wife and mother while her husband toiled in the coal mines. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary Tabernacle Society and the church. Survivors include three children, Reynolds Ballotti, Santa Rosa, CA, and Margaret Ballotti and Edna Crosson, Walsenburg; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Wednesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Ballou, John Leonard
John Leonard Ballou - Fairplay Flume - January 6, 1911 - John Leonard Ballou, a pioneer of Las Animas county, died recently at his ranch in the Sunflower valley, twelve miles northeast of Trinidad. Ballou was a native of Kentucky and had been in that district twenty-five years.

Ballou, Robert
Robert W. Ballou - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 2002 - Robert W. Ballou passed away Nov. 4, 2002. He died unexpectedly in his favorite place, on the side of a mountain in a hunting camp. Bob was born Jan. 4, 1930, in Manzanola, Colo., to Evelyn Shirley and William Ballou. He retired from the Santa Fe Railroad in 1992 after 46 years of service. His many hobbies include woodworking, gardening and hunting. His family was his greatest source of pride and love. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 37 years, Patty; daughters, Carol (Don) Roberts, Joyce (Sparky) Johnson, Jean (Bill) Wait, Lynda Ballou and Mary Scofield; grandchildren, Terrie Dye, Mark and Brian Roberts, Keith and Eric Wait, Ellen Ballou, Kaylyn, Edye and Greta Scofield; great-grandchildren, Samantha Roberts, Nikki Dye, Amanda and Ashley Roberts; brother, Richard (Lynn) Ballou; sisters-in-law, Nancy (Darrell) Lindsey and Kathy (Frank) Witty; mother-in-law, Alberta Singleterry; many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Ballou; son, Ronald Ballou; his parents; sisters, Lois Bamber and Barbara McEndree; and brothers-in-law, Grover Bamber and Clyde McEndree. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Robert Barr officiating. The family will greet friends and relatives at a reception honoring Bob following the service at the 4-H Hall in the Colorado State Fairgrounds. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Colorado Trails Foundation or Pueblo Nature Trail through the funeral home.

Ballou, Ronald E.
Ronald E. Ballou - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 1976 - Ronald E. Ballou, passed away unexpectedly in Denver, June 11, 1976. Survived by his stepmother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Ballou, 3106 Skyview; sisters, Joyce Ballou, Pueblo, Mrs. Carol Roberts, Lamar, and Jean, Lynda, and Mary Ballou, all of the family home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Molyneaux, Pueblo, William Ballou, Florence, and Mrs. Evelyn Shirley, Colorado Springs, and three nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Mrs. Margaret J. Ballou, in 1964. Born Jan. 14, 1950, in Pueblo, and resident of Denver for the past eight years. Services will be held in the Rouch Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Monday with the Rev. William L. Woelfle officiating, followed by interment in Fowler Cemetery, Fowler. Those who so desire may make memorials to the Crippled Children's Association through our office.

Balow, Ruth S.
Ruth S. Barlow – Pueblo Chieftain – October 11, 2006 - Ruth S. Barlow passed away Oct. 9, 2006. She was born in Bloomsburg, Pa., on Aug. 25, 1917, the fifth of six children. She left Bloomsburg to pursue her civil service career with the Army Air Corps, stationed at Presque Isle, Maine. While there, she met and married Edward Auckland. After the war, the couple returned to the Auckland Farm in Olney Springs, Colo. When Mr. Auckland became ill, Ruth continued her career at the Pueblo Army Depot. After Mr. Auckland's death, Ruth remained on the farm for several years, moving to Fowler, Colo., in the mid-'60s. While at the PAD, she met and married Larry Barlow of Pueblo, Colo. Both continued to work at the PAD until they retired in the '80s. Both enjoyed retirement by traveling, spending time with family and friends and various church activities. Mr. Barlow passed in 1999. Ruth continued a very active life, especially at her church, Lynn Gardens Baptist Church. Her focus centered on missions, and her devotion to young people. Ruth was initiated into the Order of the Eastern Star at Ordway, Colo.; and in later years, joined Trinidad Chapter No. 1, where she received her 50-year pin. She was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, two husbands, and a son-in-law. She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Sue Choate of Trinidad, Colo.; a son, Thomas (Vicki) Auckland of Colorado Springs; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 3 to 6 p.m., both Thursday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, Lynn Gardens Baptist Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Balsick, Doris D.
Doris D. Balsick - Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 1986 - Mrs. Doris D. Balsick passed away at a local hospital, March 1, 1986. Survived by her husband, Carl F. Balsick; children, David C. (Debbie) Balsick, Mark S. (Kibby) Balsick; granddaughter, Heather Balsick, and mother-in-law, Mrs. Anna Balsick, all of Pueblo. Born Aug. 22, 1922, in Pueblo and had been a lifetime resident and was also a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Maurice Gallagher officiating. Final disposition, cremation. Those who desire may contribute to the Arthritis Foundation direct or through the funeral home office. The family will receive friends at the family home, 1705 Sheridan Road, following the service.

Balsing, Frances
Frances Balsing - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2000 - Frances Blasing, age 77, born to Ralph Boles and Lorena Smith on April 5, 1923, in Liberal, Kan., passed away unexpectedly Aug. 9, 2000. Survived by her husband of 54 years, James "Spank" Blasing, sons, Jack (Patti) Blasing and James (Mary Ellen) Blasing; grandchildren, Debbie Brandenburg, Jaelee Blasing, Chandra (Jason) Almaraz, Matthew Blasing, Laura Blasing, Brock Blasing; and one great-granddaughter, Karis Blasing. Frances is also survived by her sister, Lorine (Charles) Walker; sisters-in-law, Helen Boles and Dorothy Blasing; brother-in-law, Max (Norma) Blasing; stepmother, Hazel Boles; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by father, Ralph Boles; mother and stepfather, Lorena and Chester Smith; and brother, John Boles. Frances was a teacher in District 60, teaching for 20 years at Highland Park Elementary. She was a lifetime member of the National Education Association, Historical Society, Pueblo Art Guild, Pueblo Zoological Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Greeters Club. Frances enjoyed her family, including grandchildren, great-grandchild, numerous special friends, and playing bridge. She enjoyed fishing with her family, but especially loved her arts and crafts. Frances' art talent was evident by the numerous paintings she had at home, and the paintings she gave to family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother that will be sadly missed. Her memory will live on by those she touched. Funeral service, Monday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at 106 La Vista Road following the services. They respectfully request the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make donations in her memory to the media center at Highland Park Elementary School and/or the Pueblo Historical Society through George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Baltazar, Madeline M.
Madeline M. Mondragon Baltazar - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 1997 - Madeline M. Mondragon Baltazar, 80, passed away Oct. 19, 1997. Survived by her husband, Marshall Baltazar- her children, Richard (Pat) Mondragon and Rudy Mondragon, both of Arvada, Mary (Jerry) Woitalewicz, Pueblo, Ronnie (Patti) Mondragon, Littleton, and Kathy (Donnie) Shultz, Aurora. Also survived by eight grandchildren- seven great-grandchildren- by her brothers and sisters, Isabel Garcia of Pueblo, Pauline Pena of Wheat Ridge, and John (Mary Louise) Montoya of Pueblo-as well as by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lloyd Mondragon- and by her son, Steve Mondragon. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, both services at St. Leander Church with interment at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 49 MacAlester Road. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

Balusek, Leon J.
Leon Julian Balusek - Huerfano World - January 7, 1993 - Leon Julian Balusek, 52, of Walsenburg, died Dec. 29, 1992 in Huerfano County Medical Center after a long illness. Born Sept. 6, 1940, in Taylor, TX, he entered the Army in 1955, serving four years. After discharge he went to Dallas where he was a distribution truck driver for Safeway Stores, working in the Dallas and later Houston regions. He retired for health reasons in 1987 and came to Walsenburg where he purchased the Western Inn Motel. He operated it until 1990 when it was sold. He managed hotels in Longmont and Glenwood Springs for a year before returning to Walsenburg in 1991 where he opened L&M Office Supply Store at 520 Main Street. Survivors include his wife, Merna, whom he married Aug. 2, 1978 in Houston, of Walsenburg; two sons, Randy Balusek, Austin, TX, and William Green, Walsenburg; two daughters, Ginger Morrison, Cedar Hill, TX, and Cassandra Balusek, Walsenburg; five brothers, Joe Balusek, San Antonio, TX, Bill Balusek, Round Rock, TX, John Balusek, Garland, TX, Frank Balusek, Waco, TX, and Charlie Balusek, Taylor, TX; four sisters, Texas Rosie Semcik and Ruby Seidel, both of Taylor, TX, Isadell Eilers; Coupland, TX, and Bernice Leonard, Austin; nieces and nephews. Cremation. Memorial service was Saturday from J.M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel and later in Taylor. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in Taylor.

Balzano, Anthony
Anthony Balzano - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2000 - Anthony Balzano, 60, passed away April 27, 2000. At his request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. [No additional information available.]

Bamerch, Tony A.
Tony A. Bamerch - Rocky Mountain News - November 18, 1911 - Tony A. Bamerch, proprietor of a saloon at 487 Santa Fe Avenue, Pueblo, was shot and instantly killed in his place of business by Tom Quicke. The shooting is said to have resulted from a quarrel over a woman to whom both had been paying attention. Quicke used a Winchester shotgun and fired three shots. He escaped and has not been arrested.

Banaletti, Giuseppe Jacob
Giuseppe Jacob Banaletti - Trinidad Advertiser - February 1903 - Giuseppe Jacob Banaletti (brother of Leonardo), killed in an accident at Primero 12 Feb 1903.

Banaletti, Leonardo Jacob
Leonardo Jacob Banaletti - Trinidad Advertiser - September 1905 - Leonardo Jacob Banaletti (originally from the town of Bronzollo) immigrated to the US in 1891. After spending time in Ohio, he traveled to Colorado where he worked in the coal mines. He was killed under a fall of coal at the Herzon mine 14 Sep 1905. According to the newspapers, a dozen men worked for 24 hours trying to get him out, but were too late. The Herzon mine was about 7 miles south of Walsenburg, and operated by the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company. It closed permanently in 1928.

Banik, Lynne K.
Lynne K. Banik - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 1997 - Lynne K. Banik, born July 9, 1958, in Encino, Calif., died Aug. 25, 1997. Survived by father, Clinton E. Banik, Scottsdale, Ariz. - sister, Christine L. Banik, Scottsdale, Ariz. - brothers, John A. Jurich, Bakersfield, Calif., and Thomas M. Jurich, West Liberty, Ohio- and son, Brian. At the family's request, there will be cremation and no s. Lynne will be greatly missed by many and loved by all.

Banks, Charles Irving
Charles Irving "Chilly" Banks - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 1986 - Charles Irving "Chilly" Banks, 1101 W. Arroyo, departed this life Monday, March 17, 1986, at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. Born Jan. 11, 1919, in Pueblo. Member of James Gray Post, 163 American Legion, American GI Forum, and member of First AME Church. A World War II U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Banks enjoyed gardening and raising chickens. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Thompson Banks, of the family home; daughter, Garnella Ituli, Solome, Ariz.; sisters, Tacoma Winston, Pueblo, and Capitola Revoal, Colorado Springs; niece, Lynne Winston Masterson, Pueblo; grandchildren, Debra and David Ituli, Solome; grand-nephew, Geodice King, Pueblo; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, First AME Church, the Rev. E. D. Farris officiating. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at the home.

Banks, David Leroy
David Leroy "Buster" Banks - Pueblo Chieftain - March 09, 2006 - David Leroy "Buster" Banks, 92, a retired steelworker, passed away March 2, 2006, at Camellia Health Care Center in Denver. Graveside service, 3 p.m. Friday at Mountain View Cemetery. The Rev. Orval Miles will officiate. Banks was preceded by his parents, James and Maggie Banks; wife, Alberta Carter Banks. He was born in Alabama, April 28, 1913. Survived by two great-nieces, Paula J. Robinson, Denver, and Deborrah L. Robinson Hutto, Texas; one great-nephew, Charles A. Robinson Jr., Denver; and a first cousin, David Holloman, Aurora. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel.

Bankson, Ralph E.
Ralph E. Bankson - Huerfano World - February 18, 1999 - Ralph E. Bankson, 81, of La Veta, died February 16, 1999 in Parkview Hospital where he had been a patient. Mr. Bankson was born February 21, 1917 in Norcatur, KS, to William Ray and Linda E. Pearson Bankson. He was a member of the Methodist Church in La Veta and a former member of Rotary Club. Survivors include his wife, Eileen Marie Sanchez Bankson, La Veta; a brother, Elden Bankson, Turlock, CA; two sisters, Ruther Perry, Yreka, CA, and Agnes Chase, Salida, CA; an aunt, step children, nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the La Veta Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Boies-Ortega Funeral Home. Cremation

Bann, William
William Bann - World Independent - March 28, 1940 - William Bann Taken by Death - William Bann, long-time resident of Huerfano county, was claimed by death in Denver Wednesday as result of a heart ailment. Mr. Bann will be remembered through his many years of connection with the Huerfano Trading company and operation of the company's store at Gordon. He and his wife left Walsenburg two years ago for Denver, where he established a neighborhood grocery and made his home. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. John Pazar of Walsenburg and a son, Gerald of Denver. Funeral services are to be held in Denver Friday.

Banner, Joe
Joe Banner – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Joe Banner is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Joe Banner: American, age 45, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Banning, Evelyn
Evelyn Banning - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2001 - Passed away March 28, 2001. Mrs. Banning is preceded in death by her parents, Parker and Mattie Winkler; and husband, Frank Banning. She is survived by her daughter, Dolores Marincich; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. At her request, cremation with no services held. Flowers may be sent to Westwind Campus, 2515 Pitman Place, in Evelyn's memory.

Banter, Della
Della (Petry) Banter - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 1998 - Florence Mortuary Florence, Colo. Della (Petry) Banter, 90, of Pueblo, formerly of Florence, passed away Feb. 16, 1998. Born on Aug. 23, 1907, in Chander, Colo., to Samuel Petry and Lucy DiDanado. She was of the longstanding Petry Family of Florence. Lived and worked as a beautician in Florence. Spent more than 20 years in Denver. Also lived in Colorado Springs, Lamar and finally the last two years in Pueblo. Preceded in death by husband, Milford L. Banter, October 1975. Survived by son, Joseph T. (Tana) Rocco, Pueblo West- grandchildren, Debbie Rocco, Denver, Cindy (Dan) Benequista, Tucson, Ariz., Marcia (Dan) Harkenrider, Tempe, Ariz. - great-grandchild, Shelby- sister, Sylvia Kittle, Littleton- brother, Frank Petry, Oregon City, Ore.- five nephews and two nieces. Rosary, 7 p.m. today at the Florence Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Benedict Church in Florence. Interment following the service at Union Highland Cemetery.

Baraldi, Clara Mae
Clara Mae Baraldi - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2005 - Clara Mae Baraldi, 80, born June 15, 1924, passed away March 11, 2005. Survived by her children, Victor Baraldi and Diane Baraldi; grandchildren, Ryan, Ian, Shane, Shannon, Stephanie, Samantha and Stacy; great-grandchild, Ryan; brothers, Louis and Victor; sister, Erma; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Erio; brother, Ernest; and sisters-in-law, Julie and Agnes. Clara was a member of Christ the King Church. She also enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Family will receive friends during the viewing, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Christ the King Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, please make donations to the American Breast Cancer Society through the funeral home office in her memory.

Baralla, Richard Joseph
Richard Joseph Baralla - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2002 - Richard Joseph Baralla, 36, departed this life Mother's Day, May 12, 2002. A lifetime Pueblo resident, he was born April 15, 1966, and graduated from Central High School. He enjoyed watching the Raiders football games, the Avalanche hockey games and the Rockies baseball games and also loved trout fishing. Survived by his mother and stepfather, Molly (Baltazar DeLeon) Baralla; his natural father, Richard Baralla Sr.; common law wife, Sandra Marie Benavidez Sanchez; children, Melody Rivera, Inisha Elias; stepchildren, Leroy Bubba Sanchez, Juanita (William) Thompson, Melissa Sanchez; siblings, Christina De LaSantos, Dolores (Rick Lovato) Adame, Paul (Barb) Adame, Jerry Adame, Carla (George) Garcia, Orlando Ortega; two granddaughters; aunt, Bernice Nunnali; uncle, John Aguirre, who also was Richard's godfather; George (Maria Elena) Barela; godson, Gabriel Rivera; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Both services, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Rev. Richard Becker, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Barassa, R. (Mrs.)
Mrs. R. Barassa - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - April 21, 1916 - R. Barassa received a telegram Tuesday morning announcing the death of his wife at Pueblo. The body will be brought here for burial.

Baratono, Mike
Mike Baratono - Huerfano World - January 19, 1989 - Mike Baratono, a resident of Aguilar, died Jan. 9, 1989, in Mt. San Rafael Hospital. He was born in Engleville Feb. 7 1904. He is survived by his wife Anna and daughter Theresa Antrim of Aguilar, a half-brother and other relatives in Italy. Mass of Christian Burial was Friday from St. Anthony's Church. Burial was in Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Barbacovi, Albert
Albert Barbacovi - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 1983 - Albert Barbacovi, Walsenburg, Aug. 19, 1983, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Pueblo. Husband of Evelyn M. Barbacovi, Walsenburg. Brother of Clara Frazzini, Rye; brother-in-law of Ray Frazzini, Rye, William Nicholas, Denver and Richard Nicholas, Phoenix, Ariz. Survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, including Darlene (Jack) Isenhart, Arvada, nephews; great nieces, nephews and cousins. Mass of Christian burial 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. Mary Church, Walsenburg. Interment, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Family prefers contributions to your favorite charity. Huerfano World - August 20, 1987 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Albert Barbacovi who passed away August 19, 1983. - Verse - Sadly missed by wife Evelyn.

Barbara, L.
L. Barbara - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - September 27, 1913 - Telegram Intercepted, Mexican Killed - Pueblo - The interception of a telegram from a girl and later a quarrel, precipitated a revolver duel, with the result that L. Barbara, twenty-seven, a Mexican, is dead, and Margarito Munzio is in jail charged with murder. The revolver battle was witnessed by a large number of pedestrians.

Barbee, Frank E.
Frank E. Barbee - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2003 - Frank E. Barbee, 63, born Nov. 24, 1939, passed away July 25, 2003. Survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Rita Barbee; children, Louanna (Charles) Case, Charles Barbee, Becky (Delbert) Haning, Emma Barbee, Robert Barbee and Ricky J. Barbee; grandchildren, Dallas and Christopher Case, Nicholas and Megan Haning; sister, Ormagene (Hez) Salsbury; and brother, Merl (Lola) Thomas; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his parents, Leslie and Waita Barbee. At his request, cremation. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Barbee, Irene Butler
Irene Butler Barbee - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2005 - Irene Butler Barbee, 85, passed away, Monday, March 21, 2005, at her Swink home. She will be greatly missed by her daughters, Sue Vencill Williams, Swink, Colo., Donna (Rick) Mast, Swink; stepdaughter, Sheryla Lou (John D.) Custer, Hamilton, Texas; stepson, Jerry (Roxanne) McRay, Canon City; grandchildren, Mike, Terry, Suni, Bear, Eric, Colette Troy, Nathan, Colten, Dalten, Shawn, Shannon, Joniece, Jason; and 20 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Margaret (Willie Whatley) Butler, Lake Havasu, Ariz., and JoAnn Stapp, Morgan, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Claude Vencill and Don Barbee; stepson, and two brothers. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2005, at Peacock Memorial Chapel, La Junta. Those wishing to do so may make memorial donations to the Arkansas Valley Hospice Association, P.O. Box 1067, La Junta.

Barbee, Ralph B.
Ralph B. Barbee - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 1997 - Powell-Kuhns Mortuary Las Animas, Colorado - Ralph B. Barbee, 85, died in Colorado Springs on July 14, 1997. Mr. Barbee was born Sept. 24, 1911, in Emporia, Kan., the son of Marion and Miriam McCoy Barbee. In 1920, the family moved to Las Animas. He graduated from Bent County High School in 1930. He married Harriet E. Hartzell on Dec. 24, 1933, in Las Animas. She preceded him in death May 21, 1967. He married Frances Durham June 12, 1970. She died Dec. 7, 1996. Mr. Barbee was superintendent of Las Animas Municipal Light and Power for many years. He was awarded a professional electrical engineering license in 1965. He was a 67-year-member of Las Animas Friends Church where he served as treasurer and teacher for 25 years. Mr. Barbee was a dedicated community leader offering his services to the Las Animas Cemetery Board, Lower Arkansas Valley Bookmobile Board, Las Animas Library Board, Red Cross, the Combined Fund Board, Colorado Arkansas Valley Inc., Meals on Wheels, Sunshine Manor Board. Offices he held were past president of Lions Club of which he was a member for 60 years, past president of the Bent County Fair Board, past president of Chamber of Commerce, and served on the Las Animas Fire Department for 23 years, and served as fire chief for five years. He was past president of the Colorado Association of Municipal Utilities and was a co-founder of the Arkansas River Power Authority. Mr. Barbee was presented with the American Public Power Association Seven Hats Award in 1980, in Washington, D.C. He was on Governor Love's Economic Development Council. In 1996, he was awarded the ARPA ``Tom Pryor Award for Exceptional Contribution to Public Power." Survivors include three sons, Joel R. Barbee of Dublin, Calif., Gene H. (Suzanne) Barbee of Rochester, N.Y., and Ronald D. (Sue) Barbee of La Junta, Colo. - two stepchildren, Steven (Marlene) Knox, Victoria Gayle (Don) Gimmestad- three grandchildren and three step grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 18, 1997, at Friends Church, Las Animas, with Rev. Diane Hutson officiating. Pallbearers will be Gerald Faust, W.A. Hudnall, Robert Scharf, Frank Ackley, Tom Allard and Taylor Wilson.

Barbee, Waita M.
Waita M. Barbee - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2003 - Waita M. Barbee, passed away on May 19, 2003. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Barbee; brother, Ralph States; sisters, Edith Hamilton and Nora Barbee. Waita is survived by two children, Frank (Rita) Barbee and Ormagene (Hez) Salsbury; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Pearl Cochran, Ruth (D.R.) Rumsey, Fern Hambelton and Hazel Hinkle; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Waita was a member of Broadway and Orman Church of Christ. Viewing will be held 4 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, at Broadway and Orman Church of Christ with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Red Mountain Youth Camp through the funeral home.

Barber, Deric
Deric Barber - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2006 - Deric "Wobbles" Barber, 32, passed away Jan. 6, 2006, after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by his special grandmother, Gertrude Gettler. He is survived by his daughter, Serena Barber; parents, Daniel and Betty Vigil; grandparents, Ernie Gettler and Betty Finn; brothers, Diego and Daniel Vigil; sisters, Louise Vigil and Diola Trevino; aunts, Bonnie and Janet Clementi and Mary Selenke; uncles, Ernie and Frank Gettler; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; brother and sister of the heart, "Artie Boy" Gonzales, Jason Sanchez, Anthony Carrillo, Dante Montez and Maryann "Pee Wee" Getts. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, Romero Family Funeral Home, 110 Cleveland St. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Barber, Donna Lea
Donna Lea Barber - Pueblo Chieftain - November 05, 1997 - Funeral service for Donna Lea Barber, 62, of Pueblo, is 2 p.m. Friday at Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler with the Rev. Vern Dockter, pastor of the Fowler United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Fowler Cemetery. Mrs. Barber died Monday at her home following a long illness. She was born April 27, 1935, in Hastings, Okla., to Howard and Gertrude Click. On Feb. 7, 1952, she married Loran L. Barber at Raton, N.M. Mrs. Barber loved to work in her flower garden and played on a women's softball team for several years. She also was a member of a women's bowling league. She is survived by her mother, Gertrude Click of Marionville, Mo.- husband, Loran, of the family home- three sons, Merl (Sue) Barber of Colorado Springs, Randy Barber of Pueblo and Barry (Pat) Barber of Denver- five grandchildren, Rachel, Brett, Aaron, Matthew and Brandon- and brothers and sisters, Richard and Estelle Click of Marionville, Mo., Charles and Sue Click of Harrisonville, Mo., Bruce and Jerry Click of Kansas City, Mo., Anita and Ralph Hall of Pueblo, Laurel and Verdane Stockton of Shell Knob, Mo., Jo and Lee Bravener of Point Roberts, Wash., and Linda Glodfelter of Mount Union, Pa. Mrs. Barber was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Jackie.

Barber, Edna M.
Edna M. Barber – Colorado Springs Gazette – November 21, 1991 - Edna M. Barber, 90, of Colorado Springs died Nov. 22, 1991, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Entombment will be at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum. Mrs. Barber was born Oct. 10, 1901, in Chicago to Louis and Pauline Kadow. She had lived in Colorado Springs since 1939 and formerly had lived in Pueblo, Denver and Chicago. She was a Red Cross Gray Lady during the Korean War, was a charter member of the Bluebirds Ladies Auxiliary of Al Kaly Shrine Legion of Honor, was a charter member of the Honored Shriner Ladies and was a member of Colorado Springs Women's Club. Mrs. Barber was married in 1928 in Chicago to Paul K. Barber, who died in 1979. She is survived by two sons, Sherman L. Barber of Westerville, Ohio, and Robert W. Koch of Chicago; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She had three brothers, who are deceased. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs 80909.

Barber, Grace Aleen Dunn
Grace Aleen Dunn Barber - Leadville Herald Democrat - August 13, 2004 - Grace Aleen Dunn Barber, 86, died Aug. 5, 2004, in the Kanab Beehive Home, Kanab, Utah, where she had been a resident for one and one-half years. She was born in Greenville, Texas, on June 4, 1919, to Aubrey G. and Grace Pritchard Dunn. She was married to Verland Thomas Barber on May 5, 1940, in Council Grove, Kan. They moved to Trinidad in 1945 and then to Colorado Springs in 1951, where they spent the rest of their life together. Verland passed away in 1995. Aleen was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was active in the VFW and the Elks Club Women's Auxiliary. Aleen is survived by two daughters, Gayla Jean (Kirt) Carpenter of Oakley and Kanab, Utah; and Sheila Jo (Frank) Roberts of Buena Vista; four grandchildren, Kirk Lee Roberts, Mari Katharine Hayes, Karick Emerson Heaton, and Logan Thomas Barber; and one great-grandchild, Elizabeth Grace Hayes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Verland; son Brian Thomas Barber; sister Betty Dunn; and brothers A. G. Dunn, Curtis Dunn and Robert Dunn. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Colorado Springs. Funeral directors were Mosdell Mortuary of Kanab, Utah. The family would like to thank the Kanab Beehive Home for the loving care she received, especially during the last month.

Barber, James L.
Rev. James L. "Pete" Barber - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 1998 - Horan & McConaty Funeral Service, Aurora, Colo. Rev. James L. "Pete" Barber. Husband of Marilyn - father of Randy, Scott, Phillip, Daniel (Juliette) Barber and Judi (Tom) McCandless. Also survived by eight grandchildren. , 2 p.m. Thursday, Hope United Methodist Church, 5101 S. Dayton St., Greenwood Village, Denver. Arrangements by Horan & McConaty Funeral Service, Aurora, Colo., (303) 745-4418.

Barber, Janella E.
Janella E. Barber - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2000 - Janella E. Barber, born Oct. 18, 1929, in Beulah, Colo., passed away May 21, 2000. She is survived by her loving children, Leo F. Barber and Velta Jo (Frank) Reider; granddaughter, Zoe Reider, both of Walsenburg; brother, Howard (Leah) Klipfel, Beulah; and nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Janella was retired from Boulevard Truck and Repair, where she served as bookkeeper for many years. Janella enjoyed gardening, bird watching and spending time with her children. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all those who knew her. Viewing at the funeral home from noon until 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Services to be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 25, 2000, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Beulah Valley Volunteer Fire Department.

Barber, Leo William
Leo "Bill" William Barber - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 1986 - Leo "Bill" William Barber, born April 13, 1928, in Goodpasture, Colo., and passed away Nov. 10, 1986, in Pueblo. At the time of his death he was employed at Weicker Transfer and Storage. Mr. Barber is survived by his wife, Janella E. Barber, of the family home in Beulah; a daughter, Velta Jo Barber, Durango; son, Leo Franklin Barber, Beulah; two sisters, Margaret (Lue) Beard, Pueblo and Sister Mary Fran-cine Barber, Seattle, Wash.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with Bill Leroy of First Baptist Church officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family requests the omission of flowers, donations may be made to the Beulah Volunteer Fire Department in care of Ken Wahl, Beulah, or through the funeral home office.

Barber, Loran Lee
Loran Lee Barber - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 2006 - Loran Lee Barber, 76, born in Fowler, Colo., June 2, 1930. Passed away July 4, 2006. Preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Donna Barber; parents, Llewellyn and Ella Barber; and brother, Dean (Faye) Barber. Survived by his sons, Merl (Sue) Barber of Beaverton, Ore., Randy Barber, Barry (Pat) Barber, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Matthew Valdez-Barber, Brandon Barber and Joseph Barber. Also survived by brother, Dale (Thelma) Barber; sister, Gladys (Ed) Porter; friend, David Cole; and his Cheerio stealing buddy, Floyd. Loran served in the Korean War and retired from CF&I. He enjoyed watching the Broncos and the Rockies. He loved gardening and taking care of Randy's dog, Floyd. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Special thanks to the caring and compassionate staff on 2600 at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 8, at 10 a.m. at Griffy Family Funeral Home, Fowler, Colo. Burial to follow at Fowler Cemetery. Family can be contacted at 1707 Pioneer Rd. Pueblo, CO 81008.

Barber, M.
M. Barber – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: M. Barber is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. M. Barber: Italian, age 30, married with no surviving children. He was an electrician for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Barber, Velma Faye
Velma Faye Barber - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 2006 - Velma Faye Barber, 77, passed away on June 22, 2006, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, Dean Barber; son, Dennis; parents, Vernie and Pearl Armstrong; brothers, Robert and Max; sisters, Dorothy and Elizabeth. Survived by her children, Mike of Commerce City, Steven (Kathy), David and Karen, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Neuman, Amy, Kris and Victoria; great-grandchildren, Kirk and Terra; brothers, Floyd Armstrong of Pueblo, Cecil (Katie) Armstrong of Olney Springs; sisters, Marjorie (Mel) Heidt of Denver, Ethel (Roy) Stamps of Washington and Gladys Freeman of Idaho; sister-in-law, Ruth Armstrong; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Faye was born on Oct. 22, 1928, in Olney Springs, Colo. She retired from the Colorado State Hospital as a senior psychiatric technician. Memorial service, 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2006, Montgomery & Steward Chapel, 1317 N. Main St.

Barbera, Frank John
Frank John Barbera - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 13, 2007 - June 24, 1930 - Nov. 11, 2007 Frank John Barbera was born June 24, 1930 to John and Angie Barbera in Trinidad, CO. He passed away peacefully at home with his family on November 11, 2007. He is survived by his cherished wife Barbara "Jane" Barbera, his three sons and their wives, Michael Barbera and Phyllis Light, Randal Barbera and Diane Huntington, and John and Susan Barbera. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law Theresa Barbera, eight grandchildren, Megan Barbera-Tumolo, Ryan Barbera, Rachel Barbera-Bair, Lindsey Light, Shana Barbera, Chase Barbera, Caitlin Barbera, Joseph Barbera, and two great-granddaughters Adeline and Delilah Tumolo. He is also survived by many more friends and relatives. He served as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, Strategic Air Command from 1951-1955. He was an Aeronautical Engineer at Kaman Sciences and retired in 1994. He was deeply loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice & Pallative Care, 625 E Pikes Peak, Suite 600 Colorado Springs, CO 80903 in Memory of Frank Barbera. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 14 from 3:30 to 7:30. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. November 15, 2007. Both will be held at Swan Law, 501 N Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO. Graveside services immediately following at Evergreen Cemetery.

Barbera, James
James Barbera - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 1987 - James Barbera, 2012 E. 16th, Aug. 28, 1987. Husband of Lillian Barbera and father of Katie (Tom) Fairbairn, Pueblo. Predeceased by a son, Russell James Barbera, who passed away May 18, 1975. Brother of Sara Corradino, Colorado Springs, Tony (Ollie) Barbera, Pueblo, Josephine (Clyde) Dawn, Trinidad, and John Barbera, Denver. Survived also by grandsons, Mike and Mark Fairbairn, his mother-in-law, Josephine Spicola, Pueblo, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Barbera was a member of St. Leander parish and was a veteran of service with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed as a sign painter at CF&I Steel Corp. for 25 years prior to his retirement. He also worked as a sign painter for the Austin Sign Co. Services, St. Leander Church. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Roselawn.

Barboncito, Chief
Chief Barboncito – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – April 13, 1871 – Death of Barboncito.  We learn from the Santa Fe Post that the great chief of the Navajoes, Barboncito, is dead.  He was the chief who with three thousand warriors held at bay for three years all the troops the government could bring against him.  He has the reputation of having been able to handle his warriors with the skill of a trained general, and was moreover a dauntless but cruel man.  In person he was small but finely formed, and his appearance was dignified and striking to the most casual observer.  Barboncito was not only the great was chief, but also the great orator of his tribe, over whom his sway was unbounded.  His deeds stamp him as the greatest Indian chief of the day, not excepting Red Cloud.

Barbour, Paul J.
Paul J. Barbour - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1986 - Paul J. Barbour, late of 1024 Alexander Circle, passed away Aug. 8, 1986, at his home. Survived by his wife, Catherine "Kay" of the family home; daughter, Kathy (Ray) Smith; son, Charles Barbour, both of Pueblo. Also survived by two granddaughters, Marsha and Lindsay Smith, Pueblo; two sisters, Louise Beckner, Missouri, Frances Findley, Kansas, and two nieces. Member of Elks Lodge No. 90 and Christ the King parish. Retired employee of Sears, Roebuck and Company. He owned and operated Lone Pine Restaurant and Lounge in Wetmore. Memorial donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at Christ the King Church, 1708 Horseshoe, with the Rev. Bill Gleeson officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Visitation until 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at 1024 Alexander Circle.

Barbrick, John T.
John T. Barbrick – Pueblo Indicator – March 4, 1944 – Attorney Barbrick Died Suddenly – John T. Barbrick, well known attorney and one of the leaders of the Pueblo Bar, died suddenly at Phoenix, Arizona, of a heart attack, March 2. He had gone to Phoenix on legal business. He was a member of the law firm of Langdon and Barbrick with offices in the Thatcher building. He had practiced law in this city since 1914.

Barbrick, Mary
Mary Barbrick - Blue Valley Times - September 6, 1912 - Falling head-foremost down a scale pit and alighting upon a concrete floor, Mrs. Mary Barbrick of Pueblo was killed.

Barcelona, Lucille
Lucille Barcelona - Huerfano World - April 12, 1990 - Lucille Barcelona, 85, of Walsenburg, died Thursday, Apr. 5, 1990, in Huerfano Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Born Apr. 5, 1905, in Segundo she grew up in the Las Animas County area. In 1929, she married the late Angelo Barcelona. They moved to Chicago where they lived until she retired to Walsenburg about 15 years ago. Mrs. Barcelona was a member of St. Mary Church, the Tabernacle Society and the Senior Citizens. She is survived by her son, Joseph Barcelona, Orland Park, IL; two grandchildren and a great-granddaughter, two sisters, Anne Corsentino, Pueblo and Rose Corsentino, Walsenburg; numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Barcia, Gaspare Michael
Gaspare Michael Barcia - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2005 - Gaspare Michael Barcia, 68, affectionately known to family and friends as "Gus," departed this life Nov. 27, 2005, at Parkview Medical Center. He was born May 8, 1937, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the union of Anthony and Fortunata Rameri Barcia, who both preceded him in death, along with a son, Carlos Grin. Gus was a commissioner of the Pueblo Housing Authority and chairman of the board. He also was a member of Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Church. Gus is survived by his loving wife, Juanita Vargas Barcia; his children, Rose Grin, Linda (Daniel) Marshall, Irene (Armando) Ontiveros, Joseph (Rachel) Grin; siblings, Rachel (Pat) D'Amato, Sarah Peluso, Frankie (Carmen) Barcia, Josephine (Dominic) Muzzillo, Anthony (Lynn) Barcia, Mariam Barcia, Rose (George) Nazarro and Margaret (Joe) Pirretti; 26 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, and rosary, 7 p.m. today, both at Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Church, with Father Leonard Racki as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 508 W. 14th St.

Barclay, John Davidson
John Davidson Barclay - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home – December 2003 - John Davidson Barclay, age 85, passed away on November 30, 2003. He was born on July 10, 1918 to James and Esther (Nancy) Barclay in Sunnyside, Utah. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Esther L. Barclay, his brothers, Norman and Burton and his sisters, Mary and Esther. He is survived by his 3 children; Janine (Al) Mosness, Jon Neil (Alice) Barclay and Mary Carmichael; his very special niece, Jeanne (Larry) Del Margo; 5 grandchildren, Mark Grosso, Shawna Grosso, C.J. Carmichael, Evan Carmichael, and Corrinn White; and 4 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Chris (Mae) Barclay. After service at Pearl Harbor and in the Navy during WWII, John returned to Trinidad where he worked as a plumber until his retirement. He was an active member of Golden K working on many community projects, such as the restoration of the Trinidad train. John loved to play golf and served on the Board of Directors of the Trinidad Municipal Golf Association for many years. He was also an avid sports fan, and particularly enjoyed watching the Cubs and Yankees baseball teams. John will always be remembered for his deep love of family and friends, his kindness and gentleness of spirit, and even in difficult times, his continuing sense of humor and quick wit. In lieu of flowers or any specified donation, the family requests that the next time you have a beer after work, play a round of golf, watch a baseball game, or dance with a loved one, think of John. A family visitation/wake will be held on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A Memorial Mass is scheduled for Friday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Eugene Renard officiating. Inurnment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 1701 Santa Fe Trail, #67. The family of John Barclay has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Bard, Andrew
Andrew Bard – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – December 7, 1876 – Died on the 21st of November, at his residence in Helena, Lake county, after a long and protracted illness borne with Christian fortitude, Andrew Bard. Aged thirty-seven years.

Bard, Eugene D.
Eugene D. Bard – Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 1997 - Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home Salida, Colo. Eugene D. Bard, age 69, of Howard, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 18, 1997, at the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Emergency Room. Services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at the United Methodist Church in Salida. Interment will be Friday at 3 p.m. in Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo. Mr. Bard was born Nov. 8, 1928, in Blackwell, Okla., to Arthur Glenn Bard and Bertha Clarke Bard. He served with the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea in 1950 and 1951 and was also a member of the Colorado National Guard. He earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Chemistry and a Master's of Science Degree from Oklahoma State University. He received his Educational Doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado. He taught in Wichita, Kan., before moving to Pueblo in 1955, where he taught at Central and South high schools as well as the University of Southern Colorado as a professor of physics. He moved to Howard in 1993. Survivors include his wife, Wilma E. Bard of Howard- son, Ronald J. Bard of Cleveland, Ohio- daughters, Cynthia Ann (John) Ready of St. Joseph, Mo., and Julie Lynn (Greg) Boyce of Pueblo- grandchildren, Jennifer, Joy and Paul Ready and Stacey and Parker Boyce- nephews, Donald Gene Bard of McAllister, Okla., and Dean Owen Bard of Van Ives, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents- son, Rodford Gene Bard- and brothers, Wayne and Richard Bard. The family requests no viewing. In lieu of flowers and food, friends can make memorial contributions to Parkinson's Association of the Rockies or National Parkinson's Foundation Inc. and can be made through Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 925, Salida, Colo. 81201.

Bard, Hilda Charlotte
Hilda Charlotte Bard - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2005 - Hilda Charlotte Bard, 98, passed away Dec. 15, 2005. Survived by her children, Claude (Toni) Bard and Wayne Bard, both of Pueblo West. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Matilda Freilinger; and daughter-in-law, Roberta. Hilda was born in Udall, Kan., on April 19, 1907. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 142 S. Stardust Drive, Pueblo West, with the Rev. Father William Huber as celebrant. Interment, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Mount Vernon Cemetery in Winfield, Kan.

Bard, Roberta L.
Roberta L. Bard - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 2000 - Roberta L. Bard, 70, went to be with the Lord July 29, 2000, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born July 22, 1930, in Beaver, Kan. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Wayne N. Bard of Pueblo West; son, Melvin G. (Sylvia) Patrick of Albany, Ore.; mother, Lila G. Bales; sisters, Sally Farmer and Patricia Moyes; and brother, Darrell (Bertha) Bales, all of Baker City, Ore.; brother, Dennis Bales of Umatilla, Ore.; several special nieces; nephews; and mother-in-law, Hilda C. Bard of Pueblo West, Colo. Preceded in death by her father, August Schremmer; stepfather, Robert Bales and nephew, Kevin Moyes. To Roberta, her family and friends were very special and she was there for them if they needed her. Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 4, 2000, at St. Paul the Apostle Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her name.

Bardwell, James H.
James H. Bardwell - Rocky Mountain News - December 16, 1911 - Death News Article - Well known Colorado lumberman died Wednesday at Leadville of apoplexy. Bardwell came to Colorado thirty years ago and entered the employ of McPhee and McGinnity.  For some time he was manager of the Chicago Lumber Company and later the Pueblo branch of McPhee & McGinnity. He was recently engaged in the lumber business in Salt Lake.

Bareia, Abiardo
Abiardo Bareia - Yampa Leader - August 6, 1909 - Abiardo Bareia, a 13-year-old nephew of Senator Casmiro Bareia, was instantly killed July 22d, on the ranch of the senator near Trinidad, by falling off a load of hay, the rear wheels of the wagon passing over him and crushing his chest.

Barela, Alonzo A.
Alonzo A. "Piz" Barela - Huerfano World - November 19, 1998 - Alonzo A. "Piz" Barela of Denver, died November 15, 1998. Survivors include his children, Marvin Barela, David Barela, Liz Barela, Yolanda Martinez, Edna Vigil and Cindy Duran; 21 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday (today) at St. Cajetans Church in Denver. Burial will be in Fort Logan National Cemetery Staging Area "C."

Barela, Alvina Maria
Alvina Maria Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 1997 - Angelus Chapel Funeral Directors, Inc. - Alvina Maria Barela, 62, passed away Aug. 18, 1997, at the St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A lifetime Puebloan, she was born Feb. 3, 1934. She retired from St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, laundry department, with 37 years of service. She was very family oriented, with no children of her own, she helped raise many of her nieces and nephews. She stressed the importance of a good education and a firm connection with God. She was known as a "Guardian Angel" to all children. Family members said at times she seemed to assume the various roles of friend, confidant, defender, protector and guide with unfailing love. Preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Frutosa (Martinez) Barela- brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Ruby Barela. She leaves to cherish her memory a sister, Bernice Nunnali- two brothers, George and Richard Barela- nieces and nephews, Susan Barela, Chicago, Carol Pera, Geri Barela, Judy Caballero, Donald Barela, all of Pueblo, Margie Gallegos, Windsor, Larry Nunnali, Ron Nunnali, all of Colorado Springs, Ricky Barela, Carol Barela, all of Pueblo, Juan Barela, Richard Barela, all of California. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rev. Robert Carden celebrant. Cremation to follow the Mass.

Barela, Amelia
Amelia Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 2003 - Amelia Barela, 71, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 1, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband, Bernard F. Barela; sons, Gerald Cortinas, Daniel and John Barela; daughters, Lorraine and Emily Barela; grandchild, Felipe Arellano; brothers, Joseph and Mike Cortinas. Survived by sister, Ida Baca; children, Thomas (Kim) Cortinas, Catherine (Toby) Arellano, Ramona (Richard) Martinez, Michael (Susie) Barela; numerous nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Thursday, Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Friday; both services at St. Anne Church. Family will receive friends at 1735 E. Ninth St. and 1629 E. Eighth St.

Barela, Andreas
Andreas Barela – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 22, 1877 – Swift Justice – The Fort Garland correspondent of the Independent gives the following account of an attempt at murder and the lynching of the murderer near Costilla on Tuesday of last week: A man by the name of Isaac O. Perkins had stayed last Monday night at the house of one Andreas Barela, a Mexican, and left next morning in company with said Mexican on his way to Elizabethtown. They rested themselves about eight miles from Costilla before ascending a hill and when they started the Mexican meandered around the hill while Perkins ascended it direct. As Perkins reached the top he saw the Mexican pointing his rifle towards him and turning was fired upon receiving the ball in his shoulder. Mr. Perkins became insensible, and after being robbed of about thirty-four dollars regained consciousness and dragged himself about six miles to the ranche of Senor Juan Jose Santisteban, a former employe of Ferd Meyer, Esq., which gentleman he promptly notified of the facts. Mr. Meyer and Mr. George Blackmore then went in pursuit of Andreas Barela and captured him and brought him to the house of Senor Santisteban where he was identified by Mr. Perkins as the man who shot him. Barela was then placed in charge of Deputy Constable Juan Garcia and confined in the store of Ferd. Meyer, Esq. Late at night a party of men entered the store by breaking through the office window, blindfolded and gagged the officer and took the prisoner away. The next morning Andreas Barela was found swinging from the limb of a tree near the store. Mr. Perkins is under the skillful treatment of Dr. Kugler and is in a critical condition, but hopes are entertained of his recovery. We regret that space forbids our giving the full details as furnished us by C. J., our correspondent at the fort.

Barela, Anna
Anna Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2006 - Anna Barela, 73, born March 23, 1932, in Folsom, N.M., went to be with the Lord on Feb. 19, 2006. Preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Benina Rael, four sisters and three brothers. Anna is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Alfonso Barela; children, Katherine (Jess) Valdez, Gladis Sisneros; special grandchildren, Frank (Diane) Valdez and Lisa (Robert Romero) Valdez; special great-grandchildren, Britney, Adreanna, Noah, Jonah and Elijah Valdez; other grandchildren, Mike (Carol) Sisneros, Danny (Missy) Sisneros, Rocky (Carla) Sisneros, September Sisneros; and many other great-grandchildren. Her family and all who loved her will sadly miss Anna, but because of her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ we know she is rejoicing in heaven and praying for all of us. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Rosary, 7 p.m.; both at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Friends and family will be received at 2130 Rosewood.

Barela, Bafilio Alfonso
Basilio Alfonso Barela "Chilo" - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2001 - Basilio Alfonso Barela "Chilo," 65, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord April 4, 2001. Born July 10, 1935, in Trinchera, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Luis and Carmelita Barela; one brother, Paul Barela; and one sister, Beatrice Duran. Survived by his loving wife, Emma B. Barela, of the family home; children, Martin (Corinne) Lucero, Peggy (Danny) Roybal, Marlene Bernal and Leslie Barela, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Antonio, Lawrence, Gina, Martin Jr., Gabriel, Katherine, Brittney, Sierra, Daniel Jr., Krystal and Anthony; brother, Joe Barela, Trinidad; sisters, Lucia Sanchez, Trinidad, Rose Marie (Porfilio) Sanchez, Trinidad, and Josie (Dennis) Clements, Midland, Texas. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and a host of relatives. Chilo enjoyed working on cars, watching basketball games and spending time with his grandchildren and family. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Romero Chapel. Memorial prayer service, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, both at Romero Chapel. Officiant, Pastor Pedro Ramos. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after services.

Barela, Bennie
Bennie Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 1999 - Bennie Barela, 76, departed this life April 22, 1999, at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Born on Oct. 12, 1922, in Tollerburg (Trinidad). Served in the U.S. Army during World War II, retired as a security guard for Pueblo Army Depot. Mr. Barela also worked 20 years for Pueblo County Board for Developmental Disabilities. He was a faithful working member of the American GI Forum Pueblo Chapter, DAV Chapter 39, Moose Lodge 19, Eagles Lodge, and the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Barela was wounded during his service time and received a Purple Heart. Preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Charlotte Barela- brothers, Gilbert and Eloy Barela. Survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Theresa Marie Barela- children, LeRoy Gurule, Denver, Rosalie (LeeRoy) Martinez, Nita (Ken) Wheeler, all of Pueblo- nine grandchildren, Cindy Gurule, Rosalie Gurule, both of Arizona, Gary Gurule, Denver, Kortney Roldan, Kristil Roldan Padula, Eric Hernandez, Stephen Hernandez, Johnathan Wheeler, Kendra Wheeler, all of Pueblo- 11 great-grandchildren- sister-in-law, Evelyn Barela, Pueblo- and other relatives and friends also survive. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. today. Both services, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Rev. John Waters, S.J., celebrant. Graveside military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The Barela family will receive friends at 171 Cornell Circle, and the American GI Forum Hall, 125 E. River St., following the burial rites.

Barela, Clare Vigil
Clare "Kathy" Vigil Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2003 - Clare "Kathy" Vigil Barela, 54, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord, April 6, 2003. Born Aug. 15, 1948, in Gilman, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Edward Barela; parents, Don and Mary Vigil. Survived by her children, Solomen (Michelle) Vigil, Patricia Thomas, Ernest Vigil, Pamela Vigil; six brothers, six sisters, and 10 grandchildren; also survived by aunts, uncles, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was loved by all. Viewing, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, and funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, both at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. Following reception, family and friends will be greeted at 1108 E. 14th St.

Barela, Dick Tony
Dick Tony Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2000 - Dick Tony Barela, 61, born in Costilla, N.M., died Aug. 25, 2000, in Phoenix, Ariz. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; sons, V. Desi, Stephen, Abraham and Gabriel; daughters, Teresa McGhee, Laura Mora, Antoinette Nations and Madonna Mounts; brothers, Edmundo, Patrick, Andrew, Lawrence and Vincent; sisters, Jacinta DiCresce, Frances Baca and Cathy Garcia; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Preceded in death by his sister, Jobita Martinez. Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 2312 E. Campbell, Phoenix. Interment at St. Francis Cemetery, 5005 E. Oak St., Phoenix.

Barela, Edward Edmund
Edward Edmund Barela - Huerfano World - July 6, 1989 - Edward Edmund Barela, 44, of Colorado Springs, was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo Sunday, July 2, 1989, after being taken from Lake Pueblo. An autopsy was ordered to determine the cause of death Born May 19, 1945, in Gardner, he grew up in Gardner and attended Gardner and Walsenburg schools. In 1963, he moved to Colorado Springs and worked in construction. He married the former Mary Regina Aguirre in Colorado Springs Apr. 22, 1972. He had been employed at the Western Forge, a tool manufacturer for 17 years. Due to his health, he retired with disability in April, 1988. Mr. Barela, a member of the Apostolic Church, is survived by his wife, Mary and two sons, Edward E. and Phillip 0. Barela, all of Colorado Springs; two sisters, Rosemary Aguilar, Colorado Springs and Norma Maes, Pueblo; two brothers, Leroy Barela and Joe Barela, also of Pueblo; a grandson, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be from Apostolic Church in Walsenburg Thursday at 7 p.m. and Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Gardner Catholic Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Barela, Edward R.
Edward R. Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 1998 - Edward R. Barela, 61, born Oct. 13, 1936, in Costilla, N.M., passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 21, 1998. Preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Lucinda Barela- brother, Ruben Barela- and sister, Frances Gomez. Survived by his loving wife, Clare Barela- children, Eric and Randy Barela, Sammy (Michelle) Vigil, Patricia Thomas and Ernest and Pamela Vigil- sisters, Orlinda, Claira and Maria Barela- one brother, Augustine (Susan) Barela- 10 grandchildren- numerous nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law- and special friend, Antonio (Anita) Esparaza. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Barela, Horace
Horace Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 1997 - Horace Barela, 69, of Walsenburg, passed away on Aug. 31, 1997. Born Dec. 29, 1927, in Gardner, Colo. He is preceded in death by his parents, Tobias and Maria Nifa Barela- one sister, Julia Barela- and one brother, Eloy Barela. Survived by brothers, Theodore Barela, Walsenburg, and Tobias Barela, Colorado Springs- nephews, Anthony Barela, Toby Barela, Tom Barela and Danny Barela, all of Colorado Springs- niece, Julie Barela, Colorado Springs- great-nephews, Jeffery Barela and Andrew Barela- and great-nieces, Peggy Barela and Emily Barela. Viewing, 1-6 p.m. today at Romero Chapel, Walsenburg. Prayer service, 7 p.m. today and, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services at Emmanuel Apostolic Temple with Pastor Bernie Vigil. Interment, Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, Colo. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall after burial.

Barela, Joe Arturo
Joe Arturo Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 2003 - Joe Arturo Barela, 73, went to rest with his Lord on Dec. 4, 2003. Joe was born on July 20, 1930, in Questa, N.M., to the union of Casimiro and Josephina Barela. Preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Eustolia Bailon and Modesta Sanchez; granddaughter, Bobbie Jo Barela; and grandson, Andres "Choo Choo" Barela. Joe was born and raised in Quiesta, N.M., where he also met Mary Maria Cisneros. On Dec. 12, 1951, Joe and Mary were married in Taos, N.M. They moved to Pueblo in 1954. Joe worked for nearly 20 years at the CF&I Steel Mill where he was disabled and retired. Joe was an avid Bronco fan and enjoyed going to Cripple Creek whenever he got the chance to get away. Joe was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed help. He always had open arms and an open heart especially for children. "When we bury someone we love, we must also bury a part of our heart. But we should bemoan this loss. Our hearts, perhaps, are all they can take with them." - David Parkin. Joe leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Mary; five sons and three daughters, Frank (Paula) Barela, Loretta (Mike) Anaya, both of Pueblo, Tony (Donna) Barela of Rye, Alvin (Sharon) Barela, Linda (Kenny) Casados, Joseph (Peggy) Barela, Lisa (Mike) Pacheco, all of Pueblo, and Andy Barela of Aurora; 26 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and six Godchildren. Joe also leaves behind to cherish his memory two brothers and two sisters, Casimiro (Alice) Barela Jr. of Pueblo and Joe Nelson (Grace Barela) of Leadville, Luaine (Tim) Martinez of Denver and Irene Cordova of Pueblo. Joe leaves a host of relatives and friends in Colorado and New Mexico to cherish his memory. Joe's grandchildren will always remember that he always had candy for them for when they came to visit. His children will always remember he was always there for advice and to comfort them. Joe will be greatly missed and loved by all. We shall be comforted to know that Joe is at rest and no longer suffering. Visitation is noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at Roselawn Funeral Home, 1706 Roselawn Road in Pueblo. Recitation of the rosary is at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand in Pueblo. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery to follow services.

Barela, Joe C.
Joe C. Barela - Huerfano World - November 8, 1990 - In Loving Memory of Joe C. Barela, who died nine years ago, November 7, 1981 - Verse - Sadly missed by wife Stella, sons and daughters.

Barela, John Raymond
John Raymond Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 1987 - John Raymond Barela, 1608 Genes, departed this life Thursday, Sept. 10, 1987, at Sharmar Nursing Center. A longtime Pueblo resident, he was born April 15, 1910, in Sopris, Colo. A member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, he was a retired caretaker at Roselawn Cemetery. Preceded in death by brothers, Joe Barela, Madricio Barela, and Dan Barela. Survivors include his wife, Mollie Barela; one daughter, Marie E. Barela; one brother, Lucas Barela; three sisters, Daisy Apodaca, Dorothy Ortega, Sally Vargas; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 6:30 p.m. Friday; Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Saturday, both services at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, the Rev. Robert Sullivan celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at the home.

Barela, Jose
Jose (Papa Joe) Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 2003 - Jose (Papa Joe) Barela, 73, of Pueblo, passed away, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003. Preceded in death by his parents, Casimiro and Josephine Barela; two sisters, Eustolia Bailon and Modesta Sanchez; grandchildren, Andres "Choo Choo" Barela and Bobbie Jo Barela. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Barela; children, Frank (Paula) Barela Sr., Loretta (Michael) Anaya, Anthony (Donna) Barela, Alvin (Sharon) Barela, Linda (Kenny) Barela, Joseph (Peggy) Barela Jr., Lisa (Mike) Pacheco, Andrew (Pirette) Barela; 28 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; godsons, Steven Cisneros and Ricky Barela; goddaughters, Gloria Medina, Ida Bailon, Gloria Bailon, Micha Pacheco and Michael Arthur Anaya; brother-in-law, Fred Cisneros; sisters-in-law, Sophie Gonzales, Rose Griego and Ida (Ben) Ortiz, whom he treated as a brother and sister-in-law; special nephew, Jose Ortiz. The family would like to thank Margot Keur, his nurse, Caring Plus, Primary Home Health Care and all of the P.C. staff. Joe loved traveling to Questa, N.M., to visit family and to listen to all of the motorcycles. Joe enjoyed going to Cripple Creek whenever he had time. He hit his biggest jackpot the day the Lord called him home. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, Roselawn Funeral Home. Rosary, 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Funeral service, 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at the church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Barela, Jose A.
Jose A. Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2006 - Jose A. Barela, born Feb.15, 1932 in Amalia, N.M., passed away March 14, 2006 in San Diego, Calif. Married to Nettie Vialpando for 51 years. Joe was employed at the Pueblo Army Depot until retiring in 1976. Joe and Nettie moved to San Diego in April, 1976. Survived by son Ken (Deborah) and daughter Karen (Len) Legotte. Grandchildren Joseph and Nick Legotte and Chris and Alexis Barela. Also survived by brothers and sisters Lala Cordova, Max (Lillian), Dennis (Mona), Rose Chavez, Carlos (Anna), Eddie (Pat) and Edna (Fred) Lopez. Preceded in death by father and mother Jose D. and Maria Eduardita Barela and step-mother Candelaria Barela. Viewing and Rosary March 19, 6:30 p.m. at St. Therese Parish, San Diego. Funeral Mass March 20, 11 a.m. at St. Therese. Burial to follow at El Camino Memorial. Donations to San Diego Hospice, 4311 3rd Ave. San Diego, CA 92103.

Barela, Jose Lawrence
Jose Lawrence Barela - Huerfano World - January 20, 2000 - Jose Lawrence Barela, 52, of Walsenburg, passed away Jan. 16, 2000. He was born on March 24, 1947, in Fowler, Colo., to Joe and Stella Barela. Lawrence is survived by his wife, Helen; sons, Lawrence (Marcie) Barela Jr. and Lenny Barela; daughter, Lisa (Rudy Roybal) Barela; granddaughters, Elizabeth Salas, Giana and Jada Barela; and two grandchildren on the way. He is also survived by his brothers, Jim Barela, Walsenburg, Dan (Vela) Barela, Kempner, Texas, Geno Barela, Dave (Theresa) Sanchez, Pueblo, and Bob (Nancy) Barela, Augusta, Ga.; sisters, Cathy (John) Jasdzewski, Trinidad, Doris Barela, Denver, and Stella (Hugh) French, Walsenburg; two aunts; mother-in-law, Rose Herrera; close family friends, Angie Treece, Betty Maes and Theresa Lobato; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Stella Barela; sister, Lorraine Barela; niece, Jamie Bobian; goddaughter, Alysa Rodriguez; father-in-law, Tito Herrera; and sister-in-law, Martha Barela. Lawrence was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, having received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, Combat, Infantryman Badge, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device and a Purple Heart. Lawrence was an avid Broncos fan. He enjoyed going to Cripple Creek, restoring old cars, hunting, fishing and working in his yard. He especially enjoyed taking scenic drives with his friends. He had a great sense of humor and two of his favorite pastimes were renaming those closest to him with nicknames and disguising his voice over the phone. Lawrence was a kind and generous man who opened his heart and home to everyone. He was always first to lend a helping hand. He deeply loved his grandchildren; they were his pride and joy. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, recited by Vera Espinoza. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday with Father Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, La Veta Cemetery. Flag presentation, Fort Carson.

Barela, Joseph
Joseph "Ted" Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2005 - Joseph "Ted" Barela, of Walsenburg, Colo., entered into rest May 11, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. He was born in Gardner, Colo., on May 11, 1934, to Tobias and Maria Nifa Barela; he was 71 years of age. Mr. Barela is survived by his brother, Tobias Barela of Colorado Springs; nephews, Anthony Barela of Walsenburg, Toby, Tom and Danny Barela, all of Colorado Springs; niece, Julie Barela of Colorado Springs; great-nephews, Jeffery and Andrew Barela; great-nieces, Peggy and Emily Barela; special cousins, Vera Espinoza and Gina Aragon. Ted was preceded in death by his parents, Tobias and Maria Nifa Barela; sister, Julia Barela; brothers, Eloy and Horace Barela. Visitation, 5 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2005, followed by service, 6 p.m. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2005; all services at the Emmanuel Apostolic Church, 711 W. Second St., in Walsenburg, followed by burial at the Gardner Cemetery, with Pastor Gary Luna, officiating.

Barela, Lorraine
Lorraine Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1998 - Lorraine Barela, 43, of Pueblo, passed away July 4, 1998. Born on May 10, 1955, in Walsenburg. Preceded in death by her daughter, Jamie Bobian; and granddaughter, Alysa Rodriguez, who both passed away with Lorraine. Also preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Stella Barela- and her father-in-law, Joe Bobian. Survived by her husband, Bernard Bobian of Pueblo; daughter, Lynette Ortega of Pueblo; granddaughter, Emily Sandoval of Pueblo; brothers, Jim Barela and Lawrence (Helen) Barela, both of Walsenburg, Daniel (Vela) Barela of Copperas Cove, Texas, Gene Barela and Dave (Theresa) Sanchez, both of Pueblo, and Bob (Nancy) Barela of Augusta, Ga.; sisters, Cathy (John) Jasdzewski of Trinidad, Doris Barela of Denver, and Stella (Hugh) French of Walsenburg; mother-in-law, Dorothy Bobian; special friend, Betty Maes of Pueblo; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law; other relatives, friends; and the family pet, Taj," whom she loved dearly. Viewing from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Both at Holy Family Church, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall after each service. Donations to the family can be made at First National Bank of Walsenburg. Huerfano World - July 9, 1998 - Lorraine Barela, 45, of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, died July 4, 1998. Born May 10, 1955 in Walsenburg, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Jamie Bobian and granddaughter, Alysa Rodriguez, who died with her. She is survived by her husband, Bernard Bobian of Pueblo; a daughter, Lynette Ortega, Pueblo; a granddaughter, Emily Sandoval, Pueblo; brothers, Jim Barela and Lawrence Barela, Walsenburg, Daniel Barela, Copperas Cove, TX, Gene Barela and Dave Sanchez, Pueblo and Bob Barela, Augusta, GA; sisters, Cathy Jasdzewski, Trinidad, Doris Barela, Denver and Stella French, Walsenburg; her mother-in-law, Dorothy Bobian, Walsenburg; special friend, Betty Maes, Pueblo; nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, friends and the family pet, Taj. Vigil rosary Thursday (today) at 7 p.m. and mass Friday at 10 a.m., from Holy Family Church in Pueblo. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall after each service. Donations to the family can be made at First National Bank in Walsenburg.

Barela, Marie Elsie
Marie Elsie Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 2003 - Marie Elsie Barela, born on June 27, 1930, in Trinidad, Colo., departed this life on March 30, 2003, following a brief illness. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Patricia and Jerry Chacon, Rebecca and Ed Fox, Martin and Michelle Vigil; along with special friend, Lorraine Vigil; and former spouse, Zack Vigil. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She is welcomed to heaven by her parents, John and Mollie Barela; her sons, Steven and Dennis Vigil; and her grandsons, Michael Chacon and Paul Fox. Your smile, your kiss, your gentle hug, Mama, we will miss your love. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. No viewing at her request.

Barela, Martha
Martha Barela - Huerfano World - September 22, 1994 - Martha Barela went home to the Lord on 9/13/94. She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted husband Jim Barela and her children, Donna (John) Rodriguez, Vivian Martinez, Susan (Max) Aguirre, Sonny (Christi) Barela, Penny Ross and Doug Barela. Also her grandchildren whom she loved so much. J.B. (Shirley) Rodriguez, Martin & Roy Rodriguez, Vicki, Vanessa & Valerie Martinez, Missy & Marti Sue Aguirre, Jordan, Cheyenne & Autum Barela, Jessica Ross and Kayla Barela. Martha was also blessed with her great grandchildren, Mickey Rodriguez, Isiah Garcia and Andrew Martinez. Survived by her beloved parents Onesimo & Priscilla Romero, sisters, Theresa Bates, Patricia Mestas, Maryann Chavez, Rose Grandbush, Gloria Archuleta, Geri Montoya, Dee Dee Romero and brother Oney Romero Jr. She leaves her mother-in-law, Stella Barela, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and many loving friends. Martha loved bingo, yard sales, and going to car shows with her husband. She was a certified nurse's aid and a member of the National Hot Rod Association. Martha was co-owner along with Jim of Jim's Car Care in Walsenburg. Her entire life was devoted to taking care of those she loved. Pre-deceased by son-in-law Mike Ross, Granddaughter Cherokee Barela, and Father-in-law Joe C. Barela. Burial was at North St. Mary Cemetery.

Barela, Mary Tiva
Mary Tiva Barela – Albuquerque Journal - December 17, 2000 - Mary Tiva Barela. Our precious mother, Mary Tiva Barela has gone home to be with the Lord and her beloved husband, Manuel. Mom was born in Garcia, CO, on October 28, 1922. She passed away in Albuquerque, December 7, 2000. Our mother relocated to Albuquerque in 1976 where she owned and operated a restaurant until 1992. Mom and dad moved back to Pueblo, CO to enjoy their retirement. Our mother was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tibo and Beatrice De Herrera; three brothers; and a sister. She is survived by her loving children, Robert Amos and wife, Rita, Dennis Amos and wife, Eva, Manual Armijo and wife, Judy, Corrine Barela-Aguilar and husband, LeRoy; her precious grandchildren, Charidee, Ian Amos Christopher Navarrette, Jennifer Samantha Amos, Jeremy Aguilar; two great-grandchildren, Seth Gregory and Samantha. She is also survived by a brother, Louie De Herrera; a sister, Lillie Armijo and husband, Henry; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives that she loved so very much. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and by those who knew and loved her. A Memorial Service will be conducted Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Services are entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 4th St NW. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Barela, Max
Max Barela - Wyoming Tribune-Eagle - May 23, 2006 - Cheyenne, WY - Max Barela, Sr., 92, of Cheyenne passed away May 19 at United Medical Center-West. He was born Jan. 3, 1914, in Trinidad, Colo., and had lived here since 1949. He worked in the store department at Union Pacific Railroad, retiring after 35 years. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Mr. Barela is survived by his wife, Vicki Barela of Cheyenne, whom he married June 6, 1949, in Greeley, Colo.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Paula Barela and Max Jr. and Susan Barela, all of Cheyenne; two daughters, Patricia Barela and Cynthia Barela, both of Cheyenne; one sister, Esther Sabado of Cheyenne; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Palmiria Barela; a daughter, Debbie Barela; brothers, Raymond Barela and George Barela; and a sister, Margaret Sierra. Funeral Liturgy will be 1 p.m. today at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Ray Moss officiating. Interment will be in Olivet Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Geoffrey Barela, Danny Barela Jr., Ian Fegan, Josh Steiner, Ralph Sabado and Joe Martinez.

Barela, Mollie
Mollie Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 1998 - Mollie Barela, 84, passed away Nov. 15, 1998, at Minnequa Medical Center. Mrs. Barela was born in Trinidad on March 27, 1914, to the union of Martin and Dolores Ortiz Barela. They precede her in death, as does her husband, John Raymond Barela. She retired from the Pueblo Army Depot General Supply Division in 1963. Survived by her faithful and loving daughter, Marie Barela- grandchildren, Patricia (Jerry) Chacon, Becky (Eddie) Fox and Martin (Michelle) Vigil- numerous great-grandchildren- and other relatives and friends, including former son-in-law, Zack Vigil. At Mollie's request, no formal services. Cremation. Family will receive friends at 1608 Genes St.

Barela, Orlinda A.
Orlinda A. Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2004 - Orlinda A. Barela, 75, passed away Nov. 16, 2004. Survived by her brother, Augustin "Augie" (Susan) Barela of Pueblo; sisters, Maria Garcia of Pueblo and Clara Barela of Phoenix, Ariz. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Lucinda Barela; brothers, Ruben and Edward Barela; and sister, Frances Gomez. At her request, no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Barela, Pablo Antonio
Pablo Antonio "Tony" Barela - Delta County Independent – April 26, 2004 - Pablo Antonio "Tony" Barela, a longtime resident of the North Fork area, died Friday, April 16, 2004, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 94. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 21, at 10 a.m., at the Hotchkiss Elks Lodge, with James Gall officiating. Interment will follow at the Riverside Cemetery with members of the UMWA #6417 and Hotchkiss Elks Lodge #1807 performing graveside rites. Mr. Barela was born on Jan. 30, 1910, in Antonito, to Jose S. and Carmelita (Cordova) Barela. He spent his childhood in the San Luis Valley and attended school at the Emerson School in Grand Junction. He married Paula M. Gonzales on March 5, 1932, in Alamosa. She preceded him in death on Jan. 15, 1997, in Hotchkiss. Mr. Barela retired in 1970 after a long career in coal mines. He started in the mines at Walsenburg, and then went to Baldwin before a lengthy term at Bowie. He worked for the Bowies themselves until they sold the mine. He was presented a 70-year membership pin from the union. Mr. Barela lived in Bowie 25 years before moving to Hotchkiss 32 years ago. He attended the Paonia Christian Church and was a member of the UMWA #6417, Hotchkiss Elks Lodge #1807 and the Sociedad Proteccion Mutia de Trabajadores Unidos in Antonito. He enjoyed fly fishing, yard work, playing bingo and dancing. He is survived by six daughters, Priscilla Chacon of Alamosa, Patricia Meadows and husband Phillip of Oakhurst, Calif., Sharon Kirkpatrick and husband Kirk of Hotchkiss, Denise Mitchell and husband Brad of Kansas, and Joan Dove and husband Orlan and Noema Martin and husband Dawayne, all of Grand Junction; a daughter-in-law, Donna Barela of Sandy Utah; one sister, Tillie Osckle of Denver; 17 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several half brothers and sisters. An eighth great-great-grandchild is on the way. He was preceded in death by a son, Rudy L. Barela; a son-in-law, Albert Chacon; and a brother-in-law, Joe Osckle. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Fork Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 127, Hotchkiss, CO 81419, or to a charity of the donor's choice. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.

Barela, Paul
Paul Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2003 - Paul Barela, 82, of Pueblo, died July 18, 2003. Preceded in death by his parents, Luciano and Maria G. Barela; four sisters, one brother and two children, Veronica and Roy Paul Barela. Survived by children, Joseph Gurule, Gloria Barela, Raymond (Margie) Gurule, Pauline Duran, John (Carmen) Baca and Katherine McConnell. Also survived by 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, at Roselawn Chapel and 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Joseph Church. Rosary and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family can be reached at 2624 Atlanta Ave.

Barela, Pete A.
Pete A. Barela – Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 1997 - Pete A. Barela, 61, of Colorado City. Memorial funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Cremation. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. [No additional information.]

Barela, Robert
Robert Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 1999 - Robert Barela, 73, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 8, 1999. He was born Jan. 24, 1926, in Trinchera, Colo., to Roberto and Catlina Barela. Mr. Barela served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946. He is preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Florence (Navarette) Barela, in 1993, and brothers, Lorenzo, Dan, Ruben and Juan Barela. He is survived by his siblings, Joe Barela and Rose Trujillo; children, Clifford Barela, Tillie (Danny) Marmolejo, Anita Barela, Robert P. (Cindy) Barela and Karl Barela. Beloved grandfather of Andrea, Emiliano (Prudence), Rocardo and Tina Marie Barela, David (Esperanza), Danielle and Christopher Marmolejo, Damien, Ashely, Erik, Lisa Barela and Randi Barela. Also survived by five great-grandchildren. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Rosary, 7 p.m. today. Both services to be held at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, at St. Leander Catholic Church, Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Barela, Rudolph Anthony
Rudolph Anthony "Tony" Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - May 03, 2003 - Rudolph Anthony "Tony" Barela, 46, affectionately known as "Shorty," passed away April 30, 2003, in Denver. Survived by his mother, Mary Grace Barela, Pueblo; children, Michael (Yolanda) Valerio, Toniann Montoya, Nicholas Montoya and Paul Montoya; siblings, Madeline (Jim) Santos, Lucille (Jim) Garbiso, both of Pueblo, Cindy (Dick) Annett, Littleton, Andy (Tracey) Barela, Colorado Springs, Judy Barela-Wiseman, Pueblo West; special friend, Georgianne Martinez; grandchildren, Aliyah and Shaelynn; nieces and nephews, Jeff (Allyson) Santos, Greg Santos, Matthew Garbiso, Melanie (Javier) Rowen, Shawnte Maes, Amanda Annett, Sara Jo and Andrew Barela, Katelyn Wiseman and Lane Wiseman. Preceded in death by his father, Rudolph Barela on Nov. 14, 1990. Tony was born June 9, 1956, in Pueblo and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He specialized in auto body repairs and was a perfectionist at his trade. His family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3 until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2003, at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave., with the Rev. Father Edward G. Pettit as celebrant. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Barela, Stella
Stella Barela - Huerfano World - March 22, 2001 - In Loving Memory of Stella Barela, on her anniversary March 19. - Verse - Sadly loved and missed by, Daughter-in-law Helen Barela, grandsons Lawrence, Lenny, granddaughter Lisa Barela, great-grandchildren.

Barela, Theresa M.
Theresa M. Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2003 - Theresa M. Barela, 80, departed this life April 3, 2003. Born Sept. 20, 1922, in Sopris, Colo. She was a homemaker known for her tantalizing green and red chile dishes. She also knitted and did crochet work. Her life revolved around her grandchildren. She was a little lady, but when she spoke and gave that certain look, the children knew grandma meant business. Predeceased by her parents, Melisendro and Eulalia (Baca) Gutierrez; her beloved husband of 54 years, Bennie Barela; and several siblings and other relatives. She was a member of the American GI Forum Ladies Auxiliary and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. She leaves to cherish her memory children, LeRoy Gurule, Rosalie Martinez, Nita (Ken) Wheeler; sister-in-law, Evelyn Barela; grandchildren, Cindy Gurule, Rosalie Gurule, Gary Gurule, Kortney (Rob Smith) Roldan, Kristil (Brad) Padula, Eric (Karlie Ginther) Hernandez, Stephen Hernandez, John Wheeler, Kendra Wheeler; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, as well as other relatives and friends. The Barela family would like to thank the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their loving care of our mother. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Rev. James F. Koenigsfeld, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 171 Cornell Circle.

Barela, Willie Arthur
Willie Arthur Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2005 - Willie Arthur Barela , 73, passed away January 6, 2005 in Colorado Springs, CO. Willie was born January 10, 1931 in Gardner, CO to the late Manuel & Augustina (Peralta) Barela. In 1958 he married Phyllis Santisteven in Canon City, CO. Willie was employed horticulturist. He began his career in 1958, and retired from the US Air Force Academy Civil Service in 1998. After his retirement, he worked at the Eisenhower Golf Course until 1997. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Phyllis of Colorado Springs, daughters; Judy Barela Maestas (Victor) and Esther Barela-Kenworthy (Gerry Lefebre) all of Colorado Springs, CO, 2 brothers; Benny and his wife Ophelia Barela, David and his wife Mary Barela, sisters; Jenny and her husband Eloy Cruz, and Teresa Barela, all of Colorado Springs, CO, and a grandson that Willie raised, Timothy Barela. Other survivors include a total of 7 grandchildren, along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Joe Barela, and 2 sisters; Flora Duran and Viola Soto. Funeral services will be held on Tues, January 11, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Willie will be greatly missed.

Barela-Vargas, Celia
Celia (Sally) Barela-Vargas - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 1999 - Celia (Sally) Barela-Vargas, 82, entered the presence of the Lord, May 7,1999. Preceded in death by her parents, all her brothers and sisters. Survived by her husband, Paul Vargas- six children- seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all. Donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in memory of Mrs. Vargas. Viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. today, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Bargas, Mary Ann L.
Mary Ann L. Bargas - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 1986 - Mary Ann L. Bargas, Denver and formerly of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 3, 1986, following a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by father, Charles G. Madrid. Survived by husband, Dan; six children; seven grandchildren; mother, Mary A. Madrid; sisters, Carol Gomez and Peggy Madrid, both of Lakewood; Liz Barela and Loretta Hernandez, both of Pueblo, and Gloria Vialpando, Colorado Springs; brothers, Joe P. Madrid, Everett, Wash., and Ernie, Ron and Charles B. Madrid, all of Pueblo. Rosary, 8 p.m. Friday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 1 p.m. Saturday, both at Mount Olivet Funeral Home, 12801 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge.

Bargas, Tomasa
Tomasa Bargas - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2004 - Tomasa Bargas, 102, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord on June 13, 2004. She was born Dec. 29, 1901, in Irapuato, Mexico. Preceded in death by her husband, Joaquin; son, James; and brothers and sisters. Survived by children, Alice Cruz, Consuelo (Alfonso) Gomez, Esther Romero, Dan (Yulia) Bargas, Pete (Liz) Bargas and Helen (Joe) Quintana; also survived by 30 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren, numerous great-great-grandchildren and numerous other family members. She enjoyed crocheting and her family. Visitation, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 6 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday; both at Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Barger, Cloid L.
Cloid L. Barger - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 1986 - Cloid L. Barger passed away Friday, April 11, 1986. Survived by his sister, Wanda Burnham, Pueblo. Private service and interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Barger, Dorothy Agnes
Dorothy Agnes Duggan Barger - Hickory Daily Record – August 7, 2004 - Hickory, NC - Dorothy Agnes Duggan Barger, 73, of Fifth Avenue, NE, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at Lutheran Home East after a period of declining health. Born July 1, 1931, in Hoehne County, Colo., she was a daughter of the late Royal Edward and Edna Pearl Blessing Duggan. A member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, she was self-employed by Barger Realty and as an Avon representative. She also was a very active member of Hickory Recreation Department. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Thomas Barger Sr. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Marie Ledford and husband, Jim, and Catherine Denise Barger Fritz and fiancι, Terry Smith, of Hickory; three sons, Floyd Thomas Barger Jr. of Johnson City, Tenn., and Michael Edward Barger and wife, Sharon, and Alan Wayne Barger of Hickory; four granddaughters, Kristina Ledford and Aarin Ledford of Hickory, Alisha Elaine Barger of Davie, Fla., and Hailey Barger of Granite Falls; three grandsons, Joseph Fritz, Michael Fritz and Devin Michael Barger of Hickory; and a great-grandson, Gabriel Michael Barger. The funeral will be conducted by Fathers Bob Ferris and Enrique Gonzalez at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Burial will be in Catawba Memorial Park. A Rosary will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church and the family will then receive friends at the church from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hickory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Barger, Emma Neoma
Emma Neoma Yoakum Barger - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2003 - Emma Neoma Yoakum Barger, 84, passed away Aug. 17, 2003. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Donald Edwin Barger; and infant son, Donald Edwin Barger Jr. Survived by her daughters, Donna Mae (Charles) McGonigal, Dora Lee Beeman; son, Daniel Kyle (Judy) Barger; grandchildren, Lee (Debbie), Charles (Lorretta), Gary (Stephanie), Jeff (Jessica) McGonigal, Cheryl (Steve) Stallings, Michael Rolland (Vicky) Beeman, Glenn Alan Beeman and John Edwin (Debra) Beeman, Travis (Breann) Barger, Jess (Raine) Barger; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Barger, Lawrence G.
Lawrence G. Barger - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 1999 - Lawrence G. Barger, 71,, passed away March 29, 1999. Mr. Barger was an Army veteran of the Korean War and has been active with the VFW Post No. 5812 in Pueblo West, the American Legion and he was a volunteer at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital for five years. Preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister. He is survived by his wife, Betty, of 27 years; brother, Winfred (Ruth) Barger, Carthage, N.C.; sister, Mary Ann (Jimmy) Shaner, Natural Bridge, Va.; son (adopted), Larry Barger of Virginia; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. No viewing. Private services will be held at a later date. Cremation.

Baril, Roger Henry
Roger Henry Baril - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 1997 - Roger Henry Baril passed away Oct. 11, 1997, at 74 years of age. He was born Feb. 16, 1923, in Berlin, N.H., to the late Victoria (Morin) Baril and the late Thomas Baril, both from Canada, and was raised in Hartford, Conn. He is survived by wife, Eleanor Baril of 52 years- son, James Baril, Pueblo- daughter, Paulette Frazer, Lakeside, Calif.- grandchildren, Steve and Glenn Frazer, Lakeside, Calif., James, Brandie, Jason and Jeremy, all of Pueblo- and numerous nieces and nephews- as well as close friends, James Cooper, Harry Walker and Patricia Baril, for whom he cared for very much. Preceded in death by seven brothers and one sister. Roger was a wonderful husband and father and will be greatly missed by those who knew him. He was a teacher at the old Pueblo Junior College and retired in 1988 from Dana Corp. after 35 years. He served in the 586th AAF Base Unit in WWII. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and respectfully requests food at their home, 1906 Ridgewood, following the interment and would like to thank the staff at IHS and the staff at Dialysis for their great care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family in Mr. Baril's name.

Barkella, James
James Barkella - Brandon Bell - July 3, 1914 - Blast Wrecks Aguilar Mine; 1 Dead - One man was killed and several others are reported to have been seriously injured in an explosion of gas in the Royal mine of the National Fuel Company here. James Barkella, 35, a shot firer, is reported dead. Ignition of a gas pocket in the mine from the discharge of powder is believed to have been responsible for the explosion. Smoke and flame belched several minutes from the mouth of the tunnel. The fire was extinguished according to reports.

Barker, Ella
Ella Barker - Yampa Leader - November 27, 1914 - Tries to take Children with Her "to Heaven" when she jumps from Pueblo Bridge. Pueblo, Colo. - After a thrilling fight at the railing of the bridge, in which two little girls, clad only in nightgowns, fought desperately against their mother, who was going to "take them to heaven," Mrs. Ella Barker, thirty-five, jumped off the West Fourth street bridge into the Arkansas river bottom at 2 o'clock in the morning. She was instantly killed. The girls, Roxy Barker, fifteen, and Lillian, eight, once overpowered their mother, who was frail, and were sitting on her as Denver & Rio Grande trainmen, who heard their cries were rushing to the bridge. Then Mrs. Barker broke away and leaped, clutching Lillian's nightdress in a last attempt to taker her with her. Lillian grasped the railing, the nightgown was ripped off and the little girl hung suspended in midair as the mother, part of the garment in her hand, dashed to her death. All reports to the police indicate that Mrs. Barker planned the suicide long in advance and tried to take not only the two girls, but her son, Harry, ten, with her. Mrs. Barker was divorced from her husband, a Santa Fe employee, three years ago. Mrs. Barker paid her insurance premium a week ago.

Barker, Harry J.
Harry J. Barker - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2002 - Harry J. Barker, 86, passed away July 24, 2002. He is survived by his brother, Joe Barker; several nieces and nephews; and his special friends, the Frazier and Kennedy families. Visitation, noon to 8 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the funeral home. Graveside service, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Roselawn Cemetery.

Barker, Jennie
Jennie Barker - Pueblo Chieftain - August 6, 1986 - Jennie Barker. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Mountain View Cemetery.

Barker, Jess James
Jess James Barker - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 1997 - Jess James Barker passed away Aug. 16, 1997. Born on Oct. 2, 1910, in Galena, Mo. Married to Sylvia Lee (Comstock) Barker, March 18, 1935. Mr. Barker lived in Pueblo since 1939. He worked for the railroad (American Refrigerator Transit Co.) for 27 years and owned and operated a service station for 10 years. He loved fishing, hunting and gardening, and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all. Preceded in death by his parents, William Wylie Barker, Mary Ann (Essick) Barker- wife, Sylvia Lee Barker- brothers, James Barker, Clarence Barker, John Barker, Charley Barker- sister, Goldie Carter- grandchild, Virginia Lardner. Survived by children, Charles (Martha) Barker, Mary Lou (Charles) Gash- grandchildren, Corey Gash, Sylvia (Frank) Couey, Stuart Barker, Stacy (Deanna) Barker, Anna (Dean) McKinley, James (Tina) Lardner- great-grandchildren, Kristy, Jessica, Kayla, Tyler Barker, Elizabeth Lardner, Nicholas Lardner- brother, Robert Vigil Barker- sisters, Mattie Nims, Gertrude Taylor, Rhoda Brock- numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 1997, McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave.

Barker, Joseph A.
Joseph A. Barker – Pueblo Chieftain - August 9, 2006 - Joseph A. Barker, 86, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 5, 2006. He was survived by his nieces, Sharon Drake, and Joann (Jim) Warren; nephews, Bill McCarthy, John Harbour, and many special neighbors and friends. Preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Barker; parents, James and Ursula; brothers Harry Barker, Ludwig Barker; sister, Olga Vaughn, Francis Harbour, Martha Barker, Mary McCarthy. Joseph served during World War II in the Army Air Force. He was owner/operator of Barker Service in Vineland for over 40 years. Joseph loved spending time bowling and fishing. One of his favorite fishing places was La Veta, Colo. The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Kevin Johnson and his staff; Jennifer, Alison, and Tammy of Frontier Hospice; Parkview Medical Center's Home Care nurse, Eva White; and Joe's special friend Judy. There will be visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, Roselawn Funeral Home. Services, 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006, St. Joseph Church, Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Barker, Martha Jane
Martha Jane (Lardner) Barker - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2004 - Martha Jane (Lardner) Barker, 61, passed away Feb. 22, 2004. Survived by her husband, Charles W. Barker; children, James (Tina) Lardner and Anna Lardner; stepchildren, Stuart (Denise) Barker, Sylvia (Frank) Couey and Stacy (Deanna) Barker; brother, John (Leslie) Miner; grandchildren, Nicholas, Megan and Elizabeth "Beth" Lardner; step-grandchildren, Kayla and Tyler Barker, Wilie Couey and Kristy and Jessica Barker; nephew, Steve (Jennifer) Miner; and great-nephews, Steve and Logan Miner. Preceded in death by her parents, Jane and Tracy Coit Miner Jr.; and daughter, Virginia Lardner. Martha attended Ascension Episcopal Church and was a life-long Episcopalian. She was an active Christian and was involved in many outreach programs. She also was a member of Prison Fellowship Ministry and Angel Tree Ministry (children of incarcerated parents). She brought the Word into prisons and to families of the incarcerated. She was extremely involved in Angel Tree Christmas and Angel Tree Camping and enjoyed being with these children. Martha and her husband also were members of Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA). She loved her family and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand, with the Rev. Father Ephraim Radner officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Ascension Episcopal Columbarium. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Ascension Church Angel Tree, in care of the church, 420 W. 18th St., Pueblo, CO, 81003.

Barker, Ruby
Ruby Barker - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2006 - Ruby Barker, 67, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord Feb. 10, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Harold Barker; and her parents, Loren and Iola Hines. She is survived by her daughters, Anita Schultz and Beverly Lupo; brother, James Hines; grandchildren, Michael Smith, Heather Lincoln, Dusty Smith, Christina Lupo and John L. Lupo IV; and great grandchildren, Sierra Lincoln, Justin Lincoln, Jaylynn Smith, Kreslyn Smith and Heavenleigh Lupo. At Ruby's request, cremation has already taken place. Family memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Aztec Apartments Community Room.

Barker, Sylvia L.
Sylvia L. (Comstock) Barker - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 1997 - Sylvia L. (Comstock) Barker passed away July 9, 1997. Born Jan. 16, 1916, in Oklahoma. Married to Jess James Barker on March 18, 1935. Survived by husband, Jess James Barker- children, Charles (Martha) Barker and Mary Lou (Charles) Gash- grandchildren, Corey Gash, Sylvia, Stuart and Stacy (Deanna) Barker and Anna and Jim (Tina) Lardner- great-grandchildren, Kristy, Jessica, Kayla and Tyler Barker and Elizabeth and Nicholas Lardner- many nieces and nephews, including, Verla and Elmer Geller- sisters, Virgie Amack and Ora Bea (Roy) Strauss- and brother, Roy (Norma) Comstock. Preceded in death by parents, Claude and Myrtle Comstock- sisters, Nettie Amack and Helen Peck- brother, Ray Comstock- and granddaughter, Virginia Lardner. Sylvia moved to Pueblo in 1938 and worked for Chet's markets for many years. She loved cooking and gardening, especially her roses. She was an avid Bronco fan and will be greatly missed by all. Viewing, 1 until 8 p.m. Monday, July 14, 1997, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 1997, Ascension Episcopal Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by McCarthy-Comer Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave.

Barker, William
William Barker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 1922 - William Barker, aged 74 years died May 25 at a local hospital. Body at T. G. McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 1922 - The funeral of William Barker will take place Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the funeral chapel of T. G. McCarthy and company. The burial will be at Roselawn.

Barkley, Alexander Newton
Alexander Newton Barkley – Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 1967 – Alexander Newton Barkley, June 24, 1967, at a local hospital after a long illness. Father of Russell Alexander Barkley, Bloomdale, Ohio, and Mrs. Martha Palmer, Waynesboro, VA. Grandfather of five; great-grandfather of seven. Brother of Jesse Barkley and Mrs. Laura Bragg, both of Staunton, Va.; Frank Barkley, Middlebrook, VA and Mrs. Nora Lotts, Richmond, Va. Member of B of LF&E 59, being a fireman for the D&RGW railroad from 1917 when he came to Pueblo, until retiring in 1950. Veteran of World War I. Born February 20, 1890, in Staunton, where funeral services and interment will be directed by Hamrick Funeral Home. The body will lie in state from 3 pm Monday until 11 am Tuesday at Davis Memorial Chapel.

Barkman, H. Frank
H. Frank Barkman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 1999 - H. Frank Barkman, 90, a prominent Pueblo resident, passed away Nov. 13, 1999. Survived by his wife, Marie Lamb Barkman of the family home and his daughter, Marie Blue of Denver. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Rite of Burial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at the Ascension Episcopal Church, 420 W. 18th St., with the Rev. Ephraim Radner officiating.

Barkman, Marie Lamb
Marie Edna Nelson Davidson Lamb Barkman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2002 - Marie Edna Nelson Davidson Lamb Barkman, 103, passed away Sept. 10, 2002. Longtime Pueblo resident, socialite and philanthropist. Born Sept. 14, 1898, in Denver, to Martin Elias and Augusta Rose Nelson. Preceded in death by her parents; and four siblings, Thora Alfhilda, Anna Caroline, Charles Nicholas and Theodore Edward; and by her husbands, Ray Davidson, Frank Lamb and Frank Barkman. After finishing business college in Chicago, Marie married Ray Davidson and spent time in Washington, D.C., and Virginia, during World War I and its aftermath. Married to Frank Lamb in 1922, she shuttled between Los Angeles and Chicago, moving to Pueblo in 1949, where Lamb came as owner of Triplex, then the largest aluminum piston manufacturer in the world. At Lamb's death in 1953, Triplex was sold. Marie married Frank Barkman in 1956. The two headed a charitable foundation in Lamb's memory, which was instrumental in supporting the Pueblo Library, funding two branches on the South Side and in Belmont, which bear Lamb's and Barkman's names. The two also supported other Pueblo charities, including the YWCA and the El Pueblo Boys Ranch. Marie and Frank were named "Citizens of the Year" by the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce in 1991. Frank Barkman died on Nov. 13, 1999. Marie was active in several community and social groups, and was for a long time head of the Rector's Guild at Ascension Episcopal Church, where she and Frank Barkman were devoted members. A woman of strength, concern for her community, and joy in life, she leaves Pueblo saddened by the passing of a great citizen and woman, and grateful for her presence among us. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand Ave., with the Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner officiating. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium. Those who desire may make memorial contributions to the Ascension Episcopal Church or the Pueblo Library, c/o Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 777, Pueblo, CO 81002.

Barksdale, Edna I.
Edna I. Barksdale - Pueblo Chieftain - February 03, 1999 - Edna I. Barksdale, 79, passed away Feb. 2, 1999. Survived by her husband, Edwin Barksdale; son, Charles W. Barksdale of NH; three grandsons, Jason, Jonathan and Evan Barksdale, all of NH; brother, E.J. (Mardale) Wilson, Texas; sisters-in-law, Anita Barksdale and LaVerne Edwards, both of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son, Roger Barksdale; two sisters and one brother. Private family services will be held. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Casa de la Esperanza Children's Home in care of Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Blvd.

Barlow, Clarence A.
Clarence A. "Bus" Barlow - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2003 - Clarence A. "Bus" Barlow, 88, born Feb. 13, 1915, passed away April 7, 2003. Survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Helen Barlow; daughter, Peg (Don) Peterson; grandchildren, Elizabeth K. Peterson and Hugh Barlow Peterson; brothers-in-law, George (Martha) Dyer, Pueblo West, and Kenneth Dyer of England; and sister-in-law, Mazie (Jack) Kallapos of Pennsylvania. Preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. He was retired as a drafting room supervisor at Delaval Turbine of Trenton, N.J., and moved to Pueblo West in 1989. "Bus" was a member of the Pueblo West Ecumenical Church. He and his wife loved to travel. He was also a member of the Holiday Rambler Group and Pueblo West Campers. At his request, Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday Pueblo West Ecumenical Church. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Pueblo West Ecumenical Church in care of the funeral home office.

Barlow, Larry
Larry Barlow - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1999 - Larry Barlow, 83, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 10, 1999. Larry enjoyed being a volunteer at the local soup kitchen and served our country as a WWII veteran. He was also a deacon at Lynn Gardens Baptist Church, as well as the custodian, and was very active in church functions. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Ruth Barlow; children, Jane, Bob, Bill, Richard, Carolind, Kenneth, Sue and Tom; two sisters, Bea Day and Evelyn Casebier. He is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 1-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Lynn Gardens Baptist Church. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery.

Barma, Dominic
Dominic Barma - Walsenburg World - January 9, 1902 - Killed - Dominic and Pete Barma, brothers, were instantly killed in the Robinson mine, one mile west of here, at 5:30 o'clock Saturday night by a cave in of the roof. They were Italian miners who had been here some time. They have a brother and sister in Silver Plume. (Note: Listed on the Miners page as Biama.) Huerfano World - January 12, 1989 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1902: Brothers Dominic and Pete Barma were killed instantly in the Robinson mine when the roof caved in.

Barma, Pete
Pete Barma - Walsenburg World - January 9, 1902 - Killed - Dominic and Pete Barma, brothers, were instantly killed in the Robinson mine, one mile west of here, at 5:30 o'clock Saturday night by a cave in of the roof. They were Italian miners who had been here some time. They have a brother and sister in Silver Plume. (Note: Listed on the Miners page as Biama.) Huerfano World - January 12, 1989 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1902: Brothers Dominic and Pete Barma were killed instantly in the Robinson mine when the roof caved in.

Barnablo, August C.
August C. Barnablo - Huerfano World - November 29, 1990 - Funeral service for former Walsenburg resident, August C. Barnablo, 80, of Milwaukee, WI, was held today in that city. Mr. Barnablo died of an apparent heart attack on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 1990. Born in Montana, Mr. Barnablo lived and worked in the mines around Walsenburg for a number of years before becoming a career U.S. Air Force man. He retired from the Air Force and returned to Walsenburg, then moved to Wisconsin to live with a niece after suffering a stroke in 1984. Survivors include the niece, Susan Heim, Milwaukee. Burial was in the Veterans' Cemetery in Milwaukee.

Barnard, A. W.
A. W. Barnard – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – September 23, 1874 – Mr. A. W. Barnard, founder of the Miner, died in Georgetown a few days since.

Barnard, Homer
Homer Barnard - Huerfano World - April 5, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1916: Died, Homer Barnard, who came to La Veta in 1871 after serving four years in the Civil War and surrendering at Appomattox.

Barnard, Marion Olive
Marion Olive Barnard - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2001 - Marion Olive Barnard, 88, passed away Sept. 16, 2001, in Pueblo. Survived by her daughter, Marianne (Mark E.) Angel, Pueblo; sister, Frances Cogburn, Greeley; grandchildren, Michael Angel, Matthew Angel, Patty Moriarty, Kathy (James) Mitchell, Kim (Pat) Torres, Gary Barnard, Becci Saunders, Brian Wilkinson and Brett Wilkinson; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Earl C. Barnard; parents, Perry F. and Orpha C. Bowser; sister, Claudean Nation; and stepsons, Earl C. Barnard Jr. and James E. Barnard. Born Jan. 18, 1913, in Kansas City, Kan. Marion and Earl were married in 1940. Marion was a teacher in Florence, retiring in 1978. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, serving as deacon and also a member of Presbyterian Women. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Union Highland Cemetery in Florence. Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St. in Pueblo with Rev. Deborah Kehle Como officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to the Older Adult Ministry of First Presbyterian Church through the funeral home.

Barnard, Marshall Boone
Marshall Boone Barnard - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2000 - Marshall Boone Barnard, 86, lifetime Fowler resident and former owner of Fowler Pump Company, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at Fowler Nursing Home. Survived by wife, Rachel; daughters, Peggy (Bill) Leffler of Greeley, Colo., and Linda (Richard) Smoskie of New Castle, Wash.; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joel (Josephine) Barnard of Fowler and Don (Ardith) Barnard of Denison, Kan. Visitation Sunday from 2 until 7 p.m. at Griffy Family Funeral Chapel. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Monday at Fowler Christian Church. Memorials to his church may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Barndollar, W. J.
W. J. Barndollar - Boulder Daily Camera - March 21, 1896 - Pueblo is Excited - A Mass Meeting Held Concerning the Barndollar Murder - Pueblo, March 21 - The murder by hold-ups of W.Y. Barndollar, a prominent citizen connected with the office of the county treasurer, last night, has created unprecedented excitement. A mass meeting to take steps to apprehend the murderer was held today and Governor McIntire was requested to add $1,000 to the reward for his arrest. The feeling of the community is running high, both because of the high standing of the murdered man and the cold blooded act resulting in his death. Akron Pioneer Press - January 28, 1898 - Governor Leedy of Kansas has refused to honor the requisition by the Colorado authorities for James Turner of Osawatomie, who was recently arrested by a Colorado sheriff, charged with complicity in the murder of W. J. Barndollar at Pueblo. It is claimed that the arrest was made upon information of two convicts in the Colorado penitentiary who made an alleged confession implicating Turner. Denver Evening Post - March 18, 1897 - Mrs. Barndollar Dead - Widow of the Pueblo Man Who Was Murdered - Pueblo, March 18 - Mrs. Mary Barndollar died this morning at her home, corner of Court and Nineteenth streets. Her husband, W. J. Barndollar, on the 20th of March last year, was murdered in the street by hold-ups and was taken home dead at night. She has never recovered from the shock and as the anniversary of the sad event approached grew decidedly worse. This morning she announced that her heart was broken and then died.

Barner, F. H.
F. H. Barner - Wray Gazette - June 11, 1909 - Failing to agree on a verdict as to the guilt or innocence of Felice Martinez, charged with murdering Patrolman F. H. Barner at Pueblo, the jury was discharged by District Judge C. S. Essex. The jury was out over twenty-four hours before it was decided that an agreement could not be reached.

Barner, Frederick
Officer Frederick Barner - Pueblo Police Department - March 1909 - On the evening of March 21, 1909, Officer Barner attempted to arrest two suspects thought to have committed several burglaries. After informing the two that they were going to be arrested, Barner approached the police call box to summon the patrol wagon. One of the suspects, the taller of the two, stepped back, pulled a revolver and shot Barner through the heart. Barner died instantly. The two suspects fled on foot and successfully eluded police.

Barnes, Al (Daughter of)
Daughter of Al Barnes – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – March 12, 1876 – Mr. Al. Barnes, engineer of the passenger train of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad, lost his little daughter on Friday night. The little one died from membranous croup. The loss fell very heavily on the bereaved parents, as the little one was an only child.

Barnes, Audrey Mae
Audrey Mae Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - October 02, 1997 - Audrey Mae Barnes, 69, of Canon City died Sept. 30, 1997. She was born on March 26, 1928, in Sidney, Neb., to Roy and Bonnie Waters, and was raised in New Castle, Colo. Mrs. Barnes was retired from the Colorado State Hospital in Pueblo. She and her late husband, Fred, built and operated the Barnes Greenhouse in Canon City for approximately 15 years until their retirement in 1986. Mrs. Barnes was a life member and past Royal Matron of Laurel Court No. 16, Order of the Amaranth of Pueblo, a member of Canon City Chapter No. 21, Order of the Eastern Star and had been a member of Daughters of the Nile of Pueblo. She was also very involved with Fred in many other Masonic and Al Kaly Shrine organizations and had helped serve the Masonic Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner for the public since 1988. She was also a council member of Bethel No. 41 of Canon City, of the International Order of Job's Daughters. She was married to Frederick E. Barnes on April 2, 1947, in Raton, N.M. and this past April celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Barnes is survived by son, Gerald Barnes and daughter, Sheryl (Garen) Landrum, all of Canon City. She is also survived by grandchildren, Michelle (Rick) Salaz and three great-granddaughters of Colorado Springs, Steven Barnes and two great-grandsons of Pueblo, and Misti and Brandi Landrum of Canon City- sister, LaVere (Mel) Ames of Eureka, Calif.- brothers-in-law, George (Mary) Barnes and Lewis Barnes, all of Pueblo, Darrell (Jean) Barnes of Colorado Springs- and a sister-in-law, Betty Jo (Kenny) Trotter of Longview, La.- and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 10 days by her husband, Frederick Eugene Barnes- a son, Frederick Wayne" Barnes in March 1968, both parents and a sister, Eugenia Marshall. s will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth, Pueblo, with Rev. Dennis Sillaman of Canon City officiating. Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City. Viewing hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Because of her dedication to the many organizations she belonged to, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment (HIKE) fund through Job's Daughters to help fund hearing devices for children in Colorado. Arrangements by Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Barnes, Berl L.
Berl L. "Lew" Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2000 - Berl L. "Lew" Barnes, 77, died Aug. 21, 2000, in Florence, Colo. Predeceased by his wife, Patricia Spilker, in 1989. Survived by his daughter, Jane (Bill) Corn of Florence, Colo.; grandsons, Ryan Corn of Gunnison and Todd Corn of Florence; numerous nieces and nephews, including Lee (Val) Hitchcock of Canon City; in-laws, grandnieces and nephews, cousins and numerous friends. Lew graduated from Central High School in 1941 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. He returned to Pueblo after his discharge and worked several jobs until beginning his career with Mountain Bell, retiring in 1979 after 30 years of service. He was an avid golfer, loved to travel, enjoyed attending his grandsons' sporting events at Florence High School and Western State College, as well as attending Canon City High School football games. He was a member of the Pueblo Elks Club, Masonic Lodge, Pioneers and Communication Workers of America Union. Cremation, Wilson-Andrews Crematory with private memorial gathering at a later date. Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made to the Eastern Fremont Education Association Scholarship Fund, c/o Lou Finnegan, 1104 Fairview Ave., Canon City, 81212.

Barnes, Dora
Dora Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 2004 - Dora Barnes, 73, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 5, 2004. Born in Holly, Colo., on Aug. 29, 1931. Sadly missed by her daughters, Donna (Ken) Peebles, Billie Sue (Bob) Hocking, Debbie (Rocky) Martin and Roxanne (Bob) Sigman; and her son, Earl (Kim) Barnes; grandchildren, Randy Peebles, Danny Peebles, Kimi Peebles, Robert Hocking Jr., Leanne Hocking, Jaime Mayberry, Nikki Lewis and Jody Sigman; and seven great-grandchildren. A wonderful sister, Mabel Vaughan; and brothers, Kenneth States and Paul States Jr.; numerous nieces and nephews; friend, Irene Madison; and little dog, Mia. She was a special person who always gave more than she had. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Friday, at Romero Chapel. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Barnes, Edward Franklin
Edward Franklin Barnes – Albuquerque Journal - September 18, 1998 - Edward Franklin Barnes, born October 7, 1917 in Lily Park, CO, died September 11, 1998 at St. Joseph's N.E. Heights Medical in Albuquerque. His parents were Waller and Mary Davis Barnes. He was baptized in a Christian church in 1931 and raised on the ranch at Lily Park. He graduated high school at Canon City, CO and attended college at Colorado State University. Mr. Barnes served in WWII in the Navy in the South Pacific for four years on the USS Monterey. He owned a gun shop in Craig, CO and later worked at Pueblo Ordinance Depot for several years before moving to Albuquerque. He married Anita Preston in Albuquerque on March 12, 1960; she preceded him in death in 1968. He retired in 1968 from ACF and married Claire Misselwitz on August 12, 1977 in Albuquerque. Edward led an exemplary Christian life and enjoyed his family. Most recently, he was involved at Palo Duro Senior Center and Bear Canyon Senior Center Camera Clubs, winning numerous awards. Loving memories include his contribution of Jeff Davis Pies that won praise from all. Mr. Barnes is survived by his wife, Claire; step-children, Sylvia Hill and Michelle Webb; grandchildren, Denise Morales, Deanna Peterson, Casey Webb and Kelly Webb; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Helen "Tots" Silzell of Alamosa, CO, Lillian Pickering of Grand Junction, CO, and Dolly Parker of Ft. Morgan, CO; cousin, Lee W. Schulz of Albuquerque; and extended loving family and numerous friends.

Barnes, Frederick Eugene
Frederick Eugene Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 1997 - Frederick Eugene Barnes, 73, of Canon City, departed this life on Sept. 20, 1997. Mr. Barnes was born on Jan. 20, 1924, in Marble, Colo., to George and Myrtle Barnes. He is survived by his wife, Audrey, whom he married on April 2, 1947, in Raton, N.M., and this past April celebrated his golden anniversary with her. Also survived by son, Gerald Barnes- and daughter, Sheryl (Garen) Landrum, all of Canon City- grandchildren, Michelle (Rick) Salaz of Colorado Springs, Steven Barnes of Pueblo, and Misti and Brandi Landrum of Canon City- and special family friend, Maggiebell Loesch of Canon City. He is also survived by three brothers and one sister, George (Mary) Barnes, and Lewis Barnes, all of Pueblo, and Darrell (Jean) Barnes of Colorado Springs, Betty Jo (Kenny) Trotter of Longville, La.- five great-grandchildren- and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Barnes was preceded in death by son, Frederick Wayne, in 1968- both parents- stepmother, Edna Barnes- sisters, Bernedette Barnes and Lieuvernia Wright- and brother, James Hankins. Mr. Barnes joined the United States Army and served during World War II as a paratrooper. During that time he received two Purple Hearts among other honors, and later received an honorable discharge. He was a life member in the Canon City VFW and DAV. After the war, he was employed by CF&I in Pueblo and retired from there in 1984 after more than 30 years of employment. Mr. Barnes and wife, Audrey, built and operated Barnes Greenhouse in Canon City for approximately 15 years until he retired from that in 1986. Mr. Barnes was extremely active in all aspects of the Masonic Lodge. He was a member and Past Master of Silver Cliff Lodge No. 38 in Westcliffe and currently secretary for the lodge, and member and Past Master of Eureka Lodge No. 66 in Coal Creek. He was a life member in the following organizations: Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Colorado York Rite Masons, Knights of York Cross of Honour Pikes Peak Priory No. 21, Al Kaly Shrine of Southern Colorado, Pueblo Shrine Club, and Laurel Court No. 16 Order of the Amaranth and Past Royal Patron and currently serving the court as Royal Patron. He was also a member of the following: Southern Colorado York Rite College No. 109, Cripple Creek Chapter No. 33 Royal Arch Masons, Royal Order of Scotland, Grand Council AMD, Canon City Chapter No. 21 Order of Eastern Star and Past Patron, Colorado Springs Shrine Club, Fremont County Shrine Club and past President, Al Kaly Legion of Honor and past Commander, Al Kaly Nomads and past Wagonmaster, Al Kaly Patriots. He had also been a member and past President of Al Kaly Little T's and a member and past president of the Sand Dunes Shrine Club in the San Luis Valley. He worked very hard the last several years organizing the Masonic Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners that are held for the public to ensure everyone had a nice, hot meal on the holidays. Mr. Barnes always took the time to work with the youth. At one time he had been involved in leadership of the Beulah Valley Junior Rifle Club, Boy Scouts and Little League baseball in Beulah, and of late had been active since 1988 in the organization and continuance of Bethel No. 41 of Canon City, of the International Order of Job's Daughters where he had been Secretary and Associate Bethel Guardian. Due to his dedication to these organizations, the family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations can be made to the H.I.K.E. (Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment) through Job's Daughters to help fund hearing devices for children in Colorado or the Shriners Crippled Children's Hospitals to aid children to walk. , 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, at Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City. Viewing hours, noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Arrangements by Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Barnes, Joan Hogan
Joan Hogan Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 1998- Joan Hogan Barnes, 65, passed away Feb. 2, 1998. She was born in Boone, Colo., resided in Fort Collins, Colo., several years and just recently moved to Sterling, Colo., where she passed away. Survived by her husband, Douglas Barnes- and granddaughter, Christine Barnes, both of the family home- daughter, Karen Barnes of California- son, Gary Barnes- niece, Bev Buzan (S.W. Press") Pressey of Pueblo- and her brothers, Gene and Everett Hogan. Preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Nettie Hogan, and sisters, Louise Buzan and Sharleen Lawrence. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at Bethel Baptist Church, 833 S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins, Colo. 80521.

Barnes, John S.
John S. Barnes - Huerfano World - April 21, 1994 - This Week in La Veta History - 1915: John S. Barnes, 65, died. He was formerly a partner with A.M. "Mack" Pryor in the cattle, business and worked for CF&I for 25 years. [Editor's Note: John S. Barnes died April 12, 1915. Obituary may be found in World Independent, April 17, 1915, Page 1 or possibly April 17, 1917, Page 1.]

Barnes, Lewis W.
Lewis W. "Archie" Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 2005 - Lewis W. "Archie" Barnes, 74, was born July 26, 1931, in Marble, Colo. He passed away Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005. Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, George Barnes Sr. and Myrtle Barnes; siblings, George (Mary) Barnes Jr., Fritz (Audry) Barnes, Darrel Barnes, Bernadette Barnes, Laverna Wright; nephew, Dan Barnes. He is survived by Cindy (Wayne) Ludwig, Travis (Carissa) Barnes, Ashley (Patrick) Larkins; and his baby doll great-great-nieces, Emily and Kayleigh Larkins. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at New Heights Baptist Church, 3304 Baltimore Ave. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Barnes, Mary Ethel
Mary Ethel "Honey" Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 1997 - Mary Ethel "Honey" Barnes, 62, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 17, 1997. Survived by her husband of 47 years, George D. Barnes Jr.- daughter, Cynthia (Wayne) Ludwig- grandson, Travis David Barnes- granddaughter, Ashley Ann Barnes- mother, Mary E. West- brother, Billy W. West- aunt, Lola Ketcham- special cousins, Ethel Buck and Robert (Arlene) West- special sister-in-law, Francis West- and numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by her son, George Daniel Barnes III, in 1984- father, James C. West Sr.- and brother, James West Jr. She was a member of and loved Faith United Methodist Church. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, noon until 8 p.m. today. If friends wish, memorial gifts may be made to Faith United Methodist Church in Mary's memory.

Barnes, Oleta
Oleta Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - June 01, 2006 - Oleta Barnes. "A Mother's lessons stay with one throughout life. What our mothers teach us makes us what we are. Without our moms, we would not be what we are today. We will always love you, Mom." Oleta, 85, passed away May 30, 2006. Loving wife of Richmond Floyd Barnes; and mother of Suzanne (Barnes) Payton, Randel Floyd Barnes, Retha (Barnes) Gabrielson, Rhonda Shannon (Barnes) Myers and Dawn (Barnes) Chiago; as well as "Grandma" to many, many grandchildren. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, 9 a.m. Monday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Barnes, Olga Julia
Olga Julia Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2004 - Olga Julia Barnes, 86, passed away June 16, 2004, in Denver, Colo. Visitation, 10 a.m. Monday, June 21, 2004, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Barnes, Orville Arthur
Orville Arthur Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 1974 - Orville Arthur Barnes, Pueblo resident past eleven years, late of 159 32 1/2 Lane, passed away St. Mary-Corwin Hospital May 19, 1974, following lengthy illness. Mr. Barnes was a heavy equipment operator. Member Church of Christ, Belmont. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Yvonne E. Barnes of the family home, and three children: Mervin Earl Barnes, Waverly, Kan., Orville George Barnes, Olathe, Kan., and Mrs. Marilyn Jean Pitts, Pueblo. Mr. Barnes was the brother of Mrs. Opal Jennings, Waverly, Kan., Carl Barnes, Osawatomie, Kan., Mrs. Bertha Caraway, Houston, Tex., Albert Barnes, Luray, Va., James E. Barnes, Independence, Mo., and Mrs. Alta Mable Spitzenberger, Paola, Kan. Six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Remains will lie in State in our Chapel Monday (McCarthy Chapel) from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Church of Christ, Waverly, Kan. Interment, Waverly Cemetery.

Barnes, Quentin
Quentin Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2001 - Quentin Barnes, age 71, born April 30, 1929, passed away Dec. 31, 2000. Mr. Barnes is survived by his wife, Cherine Williamson, Pueblo, Colo.; his children, Gail Schleuning, Burk, Va., Randy Barnes, Pueblo, Colo., Barbara (Billy) Shipman, Elizabeth, Colo., and John (Michelle) Barnes, Thornton, Colo.; and stepchildren, Dennis (Tami) Hildebrand, Albuquerque, N.M., Jerry (Nancy) Hildebrand, Jannell (Gerald) Goodrich, Robert Hildebrand, Bill Hildebrand and Wendy (Robert Smothermon) Williamson, all of Pueblo, Colo. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren and stepfather, David L. Banks of Pueblo, Colo. Mr. Barnes served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He worked for the CF&I Steel Corp., retiring after 30 years of service. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, Friday, 11 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made to the Quentin Barnes Memorial Fund in care of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Barnes, Richmond Floyd
Richmond Floyd Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2002 - Richmond Floyd Barnes, retired Air Force master sergeant and fisherman extraordinaire, passed away July 16, 2002, at his home. "I understand, why the old fisherman, sails along. He'll soon be gone." Present was his wife, Oleta Barnes; his son, Randel Barnes; one of his daughters, Rhonda Shannon Myers; two of his granddaughters, Tiffany Barnes and Lindsey Barnes, who adored him; and his daughter-in-law, Patty Barnes. He had recently been surrounded by those he loved: his other daughters, Suzanne Payton of Hephzibah, Ga., Retha Gabrielson and her husband, Carl Gabrielson, and their children; his grandchildren, Josh and Eric Gabrielson of Cottage Grove, Ore. Unable to visit but there in spirit is another daughter, Dawn Barnes of Tucson, Ariz. He is also survived by many grandchildren: Craig Hardy, Sandra Myers, Kevin Myers, Adriane Morgan and Collen Morgan; and numerous great-grandchildren; as well as numerous relatives in Texas and Alabama. He is preceded in death by many relatives, including his only full-blood brother whom he loved dearly, William Boyd "Possum" Barnes. Floyd was a wonderful man who was loved by all who knew him: family, fishing buddies and neighbors alike. We will all miss him greatly. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to service time Saturday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Honors will be rendered by the U.S. Air Force.

Barnes, Robert D.
Robert D. Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 1986 - Robert D. Barnes, Las Animas, died Feb. 1, 1986. Husband of Sue Ann Barnes, Las Animas; father of John R. Barnes, and Stephen K. Barnes, both of Littleton; Mark Allen Barnes, Evergreen; Paul R. Barnes, Las Animas; Cynthia L. Barnes Chazin, Indian Hills, Colo.; Cheryl Sue Brereton, Englewood; brother of Paul Barnes, and Hilda Jacobs, both of Hillsboro, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Drinkwine Chapel. Services conclude at chapel. Those who wish may make contributions to the American Colorado Heart Association, 4521 E. Virginia Ave., Denver, Colo. 80222.

Barnes, Robert E.
Robert E. "Bob" Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 1999 - Robert E. "Bob'' Barnes, 79, died Dec. 11, 1999, at his La Junta home. He was born Dec. 23, 1919, to Gould and Lucretia Barnes in Sugar City, Colo. He married Eleanore R. Vandetti on Dec. 31, 1941, in La Junta. Eleanore preceded him in death on Dec. 23, 1991. He is survived by daughters, Cheryl Field and Cynthia Martinez; grandchildren, Tinan Field, Ramon and Rosana Martinez all of Los Angeles, Calif. Preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and his son-in-law, Fred Martinez. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Peacock Memorial Chapel in La Junta with Father Charles Sena officiating. Inurnment, 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, Calvary Cemetery in La Junta.

Barnes, Robert L.
Robert "Bobby" L. Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - June 08, 2005 - Robert "Bobby" L. Barnes, 50, went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 4, 2005, in Atlanta, Ga. Beloved son and brother. Survived by his parents, Bill and Rose Marie Barnes; sister, Debra (Richard) Bassi; grandmother, Matilda Borrelli; aunt, Jeanna (Bill) Grisham; uncle, Dr. John (Trudy) Borrelli; special companion, Laurie Kruse; and special friend, Randy Carbo, both of Atlanta, Ga. Robert was raised in Wetmore, graduated from Florence High School in 1972, attended CSU-Fort Collins and graduated from CSU-Pueblo. Robert worked many successful years for his friend, Randy Carbo, in Randy's business. Robert loved playing the piano and loved his family and friends. There will be no viewing. Private graveside service to be in Wetmore. Family will receive friends and relatives at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2005, at the family home in Wetmore. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Manna Missions for Cuba at Parkhill Baptist Church.

Barnes, Sid
Sid Barnes – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 22, 1879 – Death of an Old Resident – Mr. Sid Barnes, an old and well known resident of Colorado, died at Caρon City on Sunday last. The deceased, who of late had been a resident of Bent County, had gone to Caρon City to engage in freighting between that place and Leadville. Somewhere on the road between the two places he was attacked with pneumonia, and was brought to Caρon City and placed in the hospital, where he died as above related. Mr. Barnes was, we understand, a native of Kentucky, and afterwards resided at Independence, Missouri. He emigrated to California somewhere about 1848, and was engaged for a time in freighting between the Missouri river, Utah, and California. In 1868 he came to Colorado and turned his attention to farming, first on the Fontaine and afterwards on the Arkansas and Huerfano. About 1863 he married Miss Margaret Boone, eldest daughter of Col. Boone, by whom had had several children. Mr. Barnes was an eccentric man, full of dry humor, and many amusing stories are told of old residents here, in which Sid Barnes was a prominent character.

Barnes, Troy Allen
Troy Allen Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2006 - Troy Allen Barnes, 43, born May 13, 1963, passed away June 15, 2006, in Pueblo. Survived by his wife, Jamie Barnes; parents, George and Martha Burrows; daughter, Sara Barnes; stepchildren, Denver and Nancy Black; sister, Shawna Armstrong of Bellvue, Colo.; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. There will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Barnes, William F.
William F. Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2005 - William F. Barnes, passed away Jan. 17, 2005, in Canon City, at St. Thomas More Hospital. William was a World War II veteran, and a lifelong resident of Pueblo. He also was a member of the Elks and the Masons. William was retired from CF&I after 41 years of service. He had been a resident of the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Florence. Survived by his cousin, Patricia M. Behr of Silverthorne, Colo. At his request, cremation with no services.

Barnes, William F.
William F. Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 1986 - William F. Barnes passed away unexpectedly Oct. 14, 1986, at Truth or Consequences, N.M. He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann; his daughters, Stana (Bill) Hartle and Terri (Pat) Wodiuk; four grandchildren, Jade and Kreg Hartle, Ryan and Jodi Wodiuk; two brothers, Merlin Barnes of Pueblo and Irwin Alfred Barnes of Pasadena, Texas; his sisters, Lorena Hahn of Los Angeles, Calif.; Fern Bland of Rosebud, Mo.; Myrtle Glass and Beatrice Clark, both of Canon City. He is survived also by a host of friends. Mr. Barnes was an elder in the Sunset Park Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. He was retired from the 11-inch bar mill at CF&I. He enjoyed telling others about the wonderful hope in the Bible. He was also an avid fisherman. Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Kingdom Hall, 807 San Angelo. Graveside services at 10 a.m. Saturday at Roselawn Cemetery. The public may pay respects to Mr. Barnes from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Barnes, Zara G.
Zara G. Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 1987 - Zara G. Barnes passed away Aug. 26, 1987, in La Junta. Survived by her brother, Ernest Glenn Giboney, Pueblo; sisters, Reada Molyneux, Pueblo, and Ferna I. Smith of California. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Austin William Barnes in 1982. Born July 31, 1900, in South Dakota and had been a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring from the Colorado State Hospital. Member of Grace Community Bible Church and the Auxiliary of Sunshine Barracks No. 1759. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Fowler Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Barnett, Joseph F.
Joseph F. Barnett - Pueblo Chieftain - January 02, 2005 - Joseph F. Barnett, 57, of Pueblo, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, in Walsenburg. Joseph was born Sept. 29, 1947, in Pueblo. He is survived by his son, Jeremy (Jennifer) Barnett; his mother, Stephanie Barnett; his two brothers, Charles L. (Audrey) Barnett and David L. (Kay) Barnett; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles M. Barnett. Joe was a graduate of Central High School and also a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He loved spending time in the mountains hiking, camping and enjoying nature. A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Inurnment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Barnett, Lela L.
Lela L. Barnett - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 1986 - Lela L. Barnett, a Pueblo resident for seven years, late of 2216 Seventh Ave., passed away Jan. 27, 1986. Mrs. Barnett is survived by two brothers, Paul Andrew Sechrist of Pueblo and Carl E. Sechrist of St. Louis, Mo. Funeral services will be under the direction of the Donahue Funeral Home in Herington, Kan.

Barnett, Madeline
Madeline Barnett – Pueblo Chieftain – January 14, 1999 - Madeline Barnett, 82, was born October 17, 1916, in Ellis, Kansas, to the union of Roea and William Johnson. At the age of six, Madeline moved with her family to Arlington where she attended school and later met Joe Barnett. June 26, 1935, Joe and Madeline were married and moved to Eads. They had three children: Gloria, Billy and Kay. Madeline was a homemaker and active through the years as a 4-H leader, Rainbow Sponsor, and a member of the Eastern Star. She taught tap dancing and made costumes for the dance recitals. She enjoyed sewing, reading books and p1aying the piano. In 1963, Madeline and Joe moved to Pueblo, Colorado. After Joe retired from the Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1970, they enjoyed those years camping and having family gatherings in their back yard. Joe and Madeline were married for 61 years before Joe passed away October 23, 1996. Madeline Barnett is preceded in death by her husband, Joe Barnett; parents Roea and William Johnson, and a brother, Buddy Johnson. She is survived by her brothers Doyle (Katherine) Johnson and Gene Johnson; a sister Shirley (Clem) Schrank; children, Gloria (Dick) Weatherford of Ft. Myers, Florida, Billy (Lucy) Barnett of Eads and Kay (Jim) Grebenc of Pueblo; seven grandchildren, Dena (Rick) Sutor, Neil (Connie) Richardson, Derek (Chantel) Weatherford, Marty (Betsy) Barnett, Suzette (Barry) Koch, Michael Garner and Michelle (Robert) Morris, as well as thirteen great grandchildren. Madeline Barnett passed away January 12, 1999, at the Sharmar Village Care Center in Pueblo. She was a devoted wife and a wonderful mother and grandmother. She will be dearly missed by all those who loved her. Grave side funeral services for Madeline Barnett were held Saturday, January 16, 1999, at the Eads Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. with L. D. Nelson officiating. Serving as casket bearers were Marty Barnett, Kyle Barnett, Neil Richardson, Robert Morris, Mike Garner and Barry Koch. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Brown Funeral Home.

Barnett, Mary A.
Mary A. Barnett - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1987 - Mary A. Barnett, a Pueblo resident for the past 60 years and late of 1014 Elizabeth, passed away Jan. 9, 1987. She was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral, Cathedral Altar Society, Legion of Mary, Third Order of St. Francis, Disabled Americans' Auxiliary, San Isabel No. 2, and Retired Railroad Association No. 117. Preceded in death by her husband in March 1974. Mother of Elizabeth A. McKeehan of Pueblo and Mary Helen Colon of Colorado Springs. Sister of Elizabeth Shamburg of Salina, Kan., and Mrs. Nell Lahey of Solomon, Kan. Also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services at Sacred Heart Cathedral: recitation of the rosary at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, and Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 38 Baylor following interment.

Barnett, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Barnett - Durango Herald - October 2, 1998 - Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Lewis College Chapel for Mary Elizabeth "Mary Beth" Barnett, who died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, at her home in Durango after an extended illness. She was 56. Private burial of cremains will be at Skylawn Cemetery in San Mateo, Calif., at a later date. Mrs. Barnett was born April 20, 1942, in Walsenburg, Colo. She was a longtime Durango resident. She worked for many years at Poor Boys and kept books for the Palace Restaurant. Mrs. Barnett enjoyed playing volleyball and softball and also umpired softball. She was the anchor for the Farquahrt's tug-of-war team and led her team to many victories. She was known as the Tug-O-War Queen. Survivors include her mother, Margaret Alexander of San Mateo, Calif.; brothers, Dale Alexander of Daly City, Calif., Pat O'Brien of Golden, Colo., and Mike O'Brien of Dumont, Colo.; and sisters, Patti O'Brien-Wilson of Silverton and Erin O'Brien-Authier of Anchorage, Alaska. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, La Plata County Heart Fund, P.O. Box 1777, Durango, CO 81302.

Barnett, Nettie J.
Nettie J. Barnett - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 1987 - Nettie J. Barnett, born Jan. 1, 1894, passed away March 28, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, L. Z. Barnett, in 1964; a son, Charlie Barnett, in 1977; and a daughter, Martha Ann Barnett, in 1940. She is survived by three sons and three daughters, Wilson (Florence) Barnett, Pueblo; Chloie (John) Morris, Pueblo; Jack (Betty) Barnett, Pueblo; Herbert (Maggie) Barnett, Wichita, Kan.; Dorothy (Warner) Hunt, Troup, Texas; and Betty (Curtis) Barber, Denver. Also survived by daughter-in-law, Steffie Barnett, Pueblo; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren; two nephews and a niece. She was a member of First Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Services, 2 p.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, conducted by Pastor Eric Nelson. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1145 Euclid.

Barnett, Robert Patterson
Robert Patterson (Pat) Barnett - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2004 - Robert Patterson (Pat) Barnett. Born Dec. 1, 1954, died March 7, 2004. Pat was born and raised in Pueblo, Colo. and graduated from Central High School and Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He married Becky Hylton Aug. 19, 1978. Pat worked as a property manager in the Denver area. He is survived by his wife, Becky, his two sons, Brian and David, parents Bill and Edith Barnett of Pueblo, two sisters, Susie (Dennis) Shearer of Pueblo and Ginny (Randy) Gunther of Anchorage, AK. Pat was a fun-loving family man who loved his wife, children and family. One of his biggest joys in life was spending time at his ranch in Maybell, Colo. with those he loved. Services will be held March 11 at 10 a.m. at Foothills Bible Church, 6100 So. DeVinney Way, Littleton, Colo. 80127. Memorial offerings may be made in Pat's name to the Foothills Bible Church mission's ministry.

Barnett, Ruby
Ruby Barnett - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1997 - Ruby Barnett, 84, of Manzanola, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 1997, in La Junta. Graveside services, 2 p.m. Monday at the Fowler Cemetery. [No other information available.]

Barnett, Ruthven
Ruthven "Harold" Barnett - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 1987 - Ruthven "Harold" Barnett. Resident of Congress, Ariz., formerly of Pueblo, passed away May 23, 1987. Survivors include his niece, Judy (Joe) Svercl of Colorado Springs; one aunt, Dollie Epps of Pueblo; a cousin, Jean Taylor of Pueblo; and one sister-in-law, Hattie Barnett. Also survived by close friends, Mr. and Mrs. Loran Morgan, of Congress, Ariz. The graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30, with the Rev. Earl Hamilton officiating. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Barnett, Theo
Theo "Barney" Barnett - Pueblo Chieftain - April 4, 1986 - Theo "Barney" Barnett, 64, Florence, formerly of Pueblo, died April 2, 1986. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews in Pueblo. Service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Florence Mortuary. Family may be contacted at 545-5590.

Barnett, Thomas R.
Thomas R. "Barney" Barnett - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 1987 - Thomas R. "Barney" Barnett, 88, of Trinidad, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1987, at the International Typographical Union's Printers Home in Colorado Springs. Barney started work as a printer at the Chronicle-News Publishing Company in 1925, where he continued for 38 years. He was a member of the International Typographical Union for 65 years. He was a native of Bonne Terre, Mo. Barney was married to Lillian R. Mather in 1921. He is survived by his wife, Lillian Barnett, Gaithersburg, Md.; sons, Thomas Barnett, Gaithersburg, Donald J. Barnett, Pueblo; Virginia Datillo of De Soto, Mo.; four grandsons, Andrew, Donald, Richard and Robert Barnett; great-granddaughter, Crista; niece, Susie Tanner of Creve Park, Mo. Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 6, 1 to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Rosary service 10 a.m. Monday at the Mullare Murphy Funeral home with Father Joseph Fisher, S. J., officiating. Interment will be m the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery, pallbearers will be grandsons.

Barnett-Klingensmith, Hattie Alberta
Hattie Alberta (Byrd) Barnett-Klingensmith - Pueblo Chieftain - November 5, 2004 - Hattie Alberta (Byrd) Barnett- Klingensmith, 97, of Canon City, formerly of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, Nov. 1, 2004. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Following interment, family and friends are invited to a dinner at the Fireside Room at Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Blvd.

Barney, Anastasia C.
Anastasia C. Barney - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 2002 - Anastasia C. Barney, 93, born March 2, 1909, to the union of John Martin Horvat and Mary Katherine Petric, departed this life on Nov. 4, 2002. Predeceased by her baby daughter, Pamela May; mother, Mary K. Horvat; father, John M. Horvat; brothers, John (Mary) Horvat, Anthony and Frederick Horvat; sisters, Mary T. Horvat and Emma (Mickey) Barnosky; sisters-in-law, Sylvia, Julia and Jewell Horvat. She leaves to cherish her memory, sisters, Betty Nelson, Nadine "Ernie" DeGraw; brothers, Joseph (Betty) Horvat, Albert Horvat (Irene Wilson), Mark Horvat; and her beloved niece, Carole Drummond. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Ann will be remembered for the care she gave her family. She had a smile that could warm your heart and brighten your darkest day. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Viewing at the funeral Home, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, from noon until 5 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002, 10 a.m., at St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will greet friends at the church hall following interment. Special thanks to Dr. Stephen Rust for the care and smiles he brought to her life. Donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

Barney, John C.
John C. Barney - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2004 - John C. Barney, 89 and 11 months of age, was called home Oct. 18, 2004. Preceded by loving wife, Catherine; grandson, Daniel; three brothers and a sister. Survived by children, Johnna, (Frank) Soudek, Larry Barney; special friend, Gayanne Hotzel, Pam (Claude) Watters; sister, Ruth Barney; grandchildren, Chris, Jeff, Jim, Shelly, Jamie, Nathan, Sarah, Rachel, Hannah and Matthew; great-grandchildren, Abby, Devin and Allie. John retired from the CF&I after 29 years of service. He loved fishing, camping, the outdoors, family gatherings and his puppy, Fluffy. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Pueblo Christian Center in his memory through the funeral home office.

Barney, Mabel V.
Mabel V. Barney - Pueblo Chieftain - November 05, 1999- Mabel V. Barney, 84, of Rye, passed away Nov. 2, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Glenn H. Barney; and an infant son. She is survived by two sons, Kember M. Barney of Aurora, and Philip M. Barney of Portland, Ore. Also survived by one sister, Gladys McGee of Mobile, Ala. Mable will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and school teacher who enjoyed children and was also very active in the church. Memorial service, Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at 1 p.m., Rye Home United Methodist Church with private family inurnment to follow in Rye Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rye Home United Methodist Church, 2063 Main St., Rye, Colo., 81069.

Barnhart, Bertha I.
Bertha I. Barnhart - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 1987 - Bertha I. Barnhart, a lifetime Pueblo resident, late of 300 Nielson Ave., passed away June 18, 1987, in Peoria, Ariz. Mrs. Barnhart was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. She is survived by one son, Lloyd (Gail) Barnhart, and one daughter, Beverly (Larry) Stevenson, both of Pueblo; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; one brother, Stanley A. (Betty) Leftwich of Littleton; and a close friend, Aileen Swartwood of Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rainey L. Barnhart, in 1981. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Philip L. Green of the Bethel United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make donations to the Bethel United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. The family may be contacted at 300 Nielson Ave.

Barnhart, Emma
Emma Barnhart – Fort Collins Courier – December 17, 1920 – Mrs. Barnhart Dies in a Pueblo Sanitarium Thursday – Mrs. Emma Barnhart died in the sanitarium at Pueblo Thursday. She is the wife of E. T. Barnhart who leaves for Pueblo Friday morning to bring the body here for burial. Funeral announcement will be made later. Fort Collins Courier – December 18, 1920 – Emma Barnhart – The body of Mrs. Emma Barnhart was brought in from Pueblo Saturday. She died there Thursday. Her husband, A. T. Barnhart went to Pueblo and accompanied the remains to this city. The funeral will be held Monday from the Methodist church, of which the deceased was an active member. Mrs. Barnhart was sixty years of age and had been in poor health for some time. The family had lived in Fort Collins since 1905 and she had many friends here. Mr. and Mrs. Barnhart had two children. One died when nine months of age and the other a son Warren Barnhart, lived to be twenty nine years of age. He died in November, 1919. Mr. Barnhart has the sympathy of everyone in this the loss of his entire family. The family formerly lived at Audubon, Iowa, but their home here has been at 803 East Mulberry. The deceased leaves a brother and sister in Indiana. They were unable to come on account of poor health. Her brother and sister in Iowa had planned to come and attend the funeral but owing to an accident to her brother in law Friday evening they were unable to come. Fort Collins Courier – December 27, 1920 – Mrs. A. A. White received word of the death of her aunt, Mrs. Barnhart, at Pueblo. Mr. and Mrs. White attended the funeral at Fort Collins where interment took place on Tuesday.

Barnhart, Mary E.
Mary E. Barnhart - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 2005 - Mary E. Barnhart, went to be with her Lord on Dec. 31, 2004, in Pueblo where she has lived after residing in the Wiley area for many years. Mary was born in Bent County on April 19, 1914, to Clifford P. and Maude D. (Miller) Stuart. Both parents preceded her in death. She was married to George Carr and Clyde Barnhart, both of whom preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, two brothers, two daughters, a son-in-law, three grandchildren; and dear friend, Leola Downing of Lamar. She is survived by brother, Clifford (Alice) Stuart of Las Animas. Surviving children are Thomas Carr and Kathy (Dick) Caple of Pueblo, Jeannie Horn of Lamar and Mickey (Linda) Barnhart; and son-in-law, Keith Osban of Cheyenne, Wyo. She is also survived by grandchildren, Tonja Hirschler, Shauna (Danny) Boyd, Misty (Tuffy) Gonzales, Michele (Barry) Clemmensen, Heather Maestas, Jackie, Derek and Dustin Barnhart, Jamie and Justin Horn, Bill (D'Ann) Baxter, Jerry Miller, Jody Osban and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mary will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, and 9 a.m. to time of service Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at the Peacock Funeral Home. Funeral services to be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Peacock Funeral Home, 209 S. 4th Street in Lamar with Pastor Dale Schmidt of Fellowship of the Rockies, Pueblo, officiating. Graveside services at Wiley Cemetery immediately following the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in Pueblo or Sangre de Cristo Hospice directly or through the funeral home office.

Barnhart, Maude L.
Maude L. Barnhart - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 1991 - Maude L. Barnhart, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 1991. She was born April 13, 1902, in Wagner, Okla. Mrs. Barnhart came to Pueblo at an early age, where she married Willard C. Barnhart, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Hardin. A member of Central Christian Church for over 50 years. Mrs. Barnhart was a prominent photographer in Pueblo as well as a professional whistler having whistled in concerts throughout the country for over 80 years, most recently with the Senior Citizens Band. She is survived by a granddaughter, Kathy (Dale) Groff, Pueblo, and two great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18. Imperial Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Bob Daniels officiating. Friends who wish may contribute to the USC Nursing Student Fund.

Barnhart, Vida F.
Vida F. Barnhart - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 1987 - Vida F. Barnhart, 67, late of 725 Avocado passed away Jan. 24, 1987, at a local nursing home. Survived by her husband, Floyd, of the family home; mother, Helen P. Smith, Pueblo; sister, Inez Aspgren, Memphis, Texas; brother, Jerry (Lily) Thurman, Pueblo; nephew, Harold Aspgren, Orange, Calif., and numerous nieces and nephews. By her request, cremation, no services.

Barnhart, Willard C.
Willard C. Barnhart - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 1976 - Willard C. Barnhart, 2050 McCormick, passed away in a local nursing home Tuesday. Complete announcement later. Pueblo Chieftain -September 30, 1976 - Willard C. Barnhart, 3050 McCormick, passed away in a local nursing home Tuesday, Sept. 28. He was the husband of Mrs. Willard C. Barnhart of the family home and the brother of Mrs. Belva Quillen and Mrs. Beulah Mather, both of Pueblo. He was the uncle of Charles, Bill and Bob Quillen, Mrs. Francis Smith, Mrs. Helen Becker and Mrs. Beverly Stevenson. He was a cousin of George Barnhart, Dory Williams and George Williams. He was the grandfather of Mrs. Kathy Groff and Gary Hardin. He also had three great-grandchildren. Mr. Barnhart was preceded in death by his daughter, Mrs. Carol Hardin, this past July. He was a member of Central Christian Church and a retired farmer. He had been a resident of the Pueblo area for over 60 years. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Valhalla Comer Garden Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Charles Whitmer. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food or flowers, donations may be made to Central Christian Church Memorial Fund or American Cancer Society.

Barnhart, William A.
William A. Barnhart - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2000 - William A. Barnhart, born July 21, 1953, passed away after a brief illness on June 13, 2000. He is preceded in death by his father, Raney L. Barnhart, 1983. Survived by mother, Olive Barnhart; sister, Mary (Gene) Wiant; brother Raney Barnhart Jr.; three nieces, Debbie Bieker, Diana Wiant and Darla (Matt)Oreskovich; nephew, Brian (Gina) Wiant. Also survived by Jennifer Wiant, Sarrah and Stephanie Bieker, Kyla Wiant, Joshua and Denise Oreskovich, Cody, Meagan and Mandie Wiant. William was retired from the Air Force. Visitation, 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, June 16, 2000, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 2000, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Beulah Cemetery. Full military honors by the United States Air Force.

Barnheisel, Frederick S.
Frederick S. Barnheisel - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1909 - The funeral of Frederick S., the 13 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Barnheisel, will be held at half past 9 o'clock this morning from the residence at 606 E. 8th St.

Barnhill, Barbara
Barbara "Sue" Barnhill - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2004 - Barbara "Sue" Barnhill, 54, passed away April 23, 2004. Survived by her husband, Doug Barnhill; and son, James (Phiangjai) Barnhill of Pueblo. Private services were held. The Barnhill family wishes to thank the Christian community for their prayers and support.

Barnhissel, Ella Josephine
Ella Josephine Barnhissel - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 1908 - Friday, April 10th at the family residence, 606 East Eighth St., Mrs. Ella Josephine Barnhissel, aged 25 years, wife of Fred B. Barnhissel. The funeral will take place from the McMahon & Collier undertakers at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Interment will be in the family lot in Roselawn. Members of the Women's Relief Corps will please attend.

Barnhissel, Frederick S.
Frederick S. Barnhissel - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1909 - The funeral of Frederick S., the 13 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Barnheisel, will be held at half past 9 o'clock this morning from the residence at 606 E. 8th St.

Barnhurst, Kenneth
Kenneth Barnhurst – Pueblo Chieftain – September 02, 2006 - Kenneth Barnhurst, DMD MS, 58, passed away Aug. 30, 2006. Survived by his wife, Kathryn Barnhurst; children, Amy (George) Garcia of Pueblo, Eric (Megan) Barnhurst of Philadelphia, Pa., Ryan (Kristie) Barnhurst of Kent, Wash., and Adam (Alessa) Barnhurst of Denver; four siblings; nine grandchildren; and mother and father-in-law, Melva and Douglas Orgill of Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by a sister. Kenneth was born to Ora and Eric Barnhurst on July 21, 1948, in Hatch, Utah. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He owned and operated his periodontist clinic. He loved fishing and hunting. Kenneth was actively involved in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as President of the Pueblo Stake Center. He dedicated his life in the service of others; always put others before himself. He served a two year mission to Mexico City for the LDS Church. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood Lane, with President George Garcia Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humanitarian Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Barnosky, Emma Audrey
Emma Audrey Barnosky - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2001 - Emma Audrey Barnosky, age 90, born June 13, 1911, passed away Sept. 15, 2001. Mrs. Barnosky is preceded in death by her husband, Michael Barnosky; three brothers; and one sister. She is survived by her sons, John (Paula) Barnosky, Joseph (Susan) Barnosky and Anthony (Elizabeth Hadly) Barnosky; grandchildren, Emma, Clara and Michael Barnosky; brothers, Albert Horvat, Joseph Horvat and Mark Horvat; and sisters, Anastasia Barney, Betty Nelson and Nadine DeGraw; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Emma was devoted to her family, which was her greatest joy, and her religion. She was a longtime member of St. Mary Church parish and the Bishop's Guild of Pueblo. Visitation, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 10 a.m., St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bishop's Guild of Pueblo in her memory. The family will receive friends after the services at 1221 Eilers.

Barnosky, Joseph
Joseph Barnosky - World Independent – April 3, 1940 - Joseph Barnosky Dies At Farr - Joseph Barnosky, 65, died at his home in Farr this morning. He was born in Poland and came to the United States in 1890, settling first in Pennsylvania. He came to this county in 1905 and was a retired employee of the C.F.& I. corp. He is survived by his wife, Susann; four daughters, Mrs. J.C. Moberly of Dawson, N.M.; Mrs. G.R. Dale of Canon City; and Mrs. Susann O'Neil and Miss Elizabeth Barnosky of Farr. Two sons, Michael of Pueblo and John Hutman of Pryor also survive. Funeral arrangements are to be announced later by the Unfug-Peet mortuary.

Barnthouse, Francis
Frances Barnthouse - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 2001 - Frances Barnthouse, 74, of Fontana, Calif., formerly of Pueblo, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2001. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Dwight Barnthouse. Frances is survived by her children, William (Barbara) Barnthouse of Baldwin Park, Calif., Jeanette (Curtis) Rodgers of Fontana, Calif., Carolyn (Kenneth) Scott of Fontana, Calif., Randy (Nancy) Barnthouse and Deborah (Paul) Barela, both of Pueblo; brother, Everett Miller of Midland, Texas; 23 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and numerous friends and relatives. Private family services will be held at a later date.

Barnum, Lewis
Lewis Barnum - Colorado Daily Chieftain – January 16, 1876 - The Late Lewis Barnum – The body of the late Lewis Barnum arrived in the city from the Summit House, Sangre de Cristo pass, on Saturday afternoon. The funeral services will take place at two o'clock p.m. on Sunday, January 16th, 1876, under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity. The following is the order of the ceremonies: Services at the late residence of the deceased. The procession will form at the late residence in the following order: Pueblo Cornet Band, Masonic Fraternity, Hearse and Pall Bearers, Relations of Deceased, Employees of Southern Overland Stage Company, Mayor and City Council, Friends of Deceased. The procession will then proceed under the direction of the master of ceremonies to the grave. Services at the grave. Colorado Daily Chieftain - January 19, 1876 - The funeral of the late Lewis Barnum, on Sunday afternoon was one of the largest gatherings of the kind ever known in this city. Colorado Springs Gazette – January 22, 1876 – Mr. Lewis Barnum, who had held various honorable positions with the Southern Overland Express Company, more recently at Pueblo, died at the Summit House, on the Sangre de Christo Pass, a short time ago, of pneumonia. Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – March 8, 1877 – While visiting the Masonic cemetery yesterday we noticed a handsome monument erected to the memory of the late Mr. Lewis Barnum, of this city, by his brother, Thomas Barnum, Esq., of St. Louis. The monument is a shaft of about eight feet high, constructed of Italian marble, and plainly though very neatly finished. On the east side is the inscription - "Lewis Barnum, born at Middlefield, New York, July 18th, 1830, died February 13, 1876." On the base on the west side is the word "Barnum". The monument without being pretentious is very handsome and is a fitting tribute of respect to the memory of our late beloved and respected fellow citizen. Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – November 8, 1876 – Administratrix Notice by Emma H. Barnum in the state of Lewis Barnum dated 10-20-1876.

Baron, Antlon
Antlon Baron – Pueblo Chieftain – September 30, 1912 – The funeral of Antlon (Antion? Anton?) Baron will be held tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock from Davis and Vories' chapel. Interment in Roselawn.

Baros, Abram Jeromey
Abram Jeromey Baros - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2001 - Age 18, of Pueblo, passed away March 22, 2001. Born Aug. 13, 1982, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by grandparent, Eugene Baros. Survived by his wife Nicole Gurule, Pueblo; sons, Abram Baros Jr., Pueblo, and his unborn son; parents, Judy (David Alarid) Roque, Pueblo, and Robert Roque, Pueblo; brothers, Aaron Baros, Andrew Baros, Alexander Roque, Moses Roque and Mathew Roque, all of Pueblo; sisters, Adrienne Baros and Angelique Roque, Pueblo; grandparents, Genevieve and Gary Burger, Pueblo West; great-grandparent, Molly Ibarra, Pueblo; nephew, Cisco Baros. Also survived by aunts, Sharon Baros and Jeannie Jimenez; numerous cousins, aunts, and uncles. Abram enjoyed basketball, football and bowling. He enjoyed the time he spent with his son and family. No viewing. Memorial funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday at Romero Chapel. Officiant, Andre Fredette. Cremation. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after memorial service.

Baros, Alfonso M. Jr.
Alfonso M. Baros Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2003 - Alfonso M. Baros Jr., 51, passed away Nov. 28, 2003. No viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. [No additional information available.]

Baros, Cecilia
Mrs. Cecilia Baros - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 1968 - Rosary recitation our chapel 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Celebration Requiem Mass Sacred Heart Cathedral 9 a.m. Monday.

Baros, Cristobal
Cristobal Baros - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 1961 - Cristobal Baros of 515 W Sixth. Husband of Mrs. Cecelia Baros, Father of Mrs. Rita Granato, Mrs. Virginia Muniz, Mrs. Eva Ortega, Pueblo; Mrs. Mary Silva, Minturn Colo.; Mrs. Beatrice Wood, Tacoma Wash.; Ernest and Gilbert Baros, Pueblo, and Henry Baros, San Francisco, Calif. Brother of Mrs. Adrian Lovato, Minturn, Colo. Also survived by 22 grandchildren. Member of Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish. Interment Roselawn cemetery.

Baros, Ernest
Ernest Baros - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 1977 - Ernest Baros, formerly of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 11, 1977, in San Francisco. Beloved husband of Rose Baros and loving father of Sharon, Victor, Rita, Dennis, Eugene, Randy, Ned, Frank and Betty Baros. Brother of Henry, Mary, Beatrice, Gilbert, Cora and Eva, all of San Francisco, and Rita Granato of Pueblo. Also survived by 13 grandchildren, Veteran of WW11. Rosary was Tuesday; funeral service Wednesday morning, Holy Cross Cemetery, San Francisco. Family may be contacted at 3522 Gentry Town Drive, Antioch, Calif. 94509.

Baros, Eugene Jr.
Eugene Baros Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2001 - Age 23, of Pueblo West, passed away March 22, 2001. Born April 2, 1977, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his father, Eugene Baros Sr. Survived by children, Jasmine Baros, Ariana Baros, Alyssa Baros and Eugene Baros III, all of Pueblo; parents, Genevieve and Gary Burger, Pueblo West; sisters, Judy (Dave Alarid) Roque, Pueblo, Sharon (Patrick Perez) Baros, Pueblo, and Jeannie (Chris Pino) Jimenez, Pueblo; stepsisters, Jamie (Dave) Schriener, Glenwood, Jenelle (Angel) Cortes, Florida, and Jo-Lee (Darin) Elderkin, New York; mothers of his children, Sabrina Smalls, Pueblo, and Crystal Sosa, Pueblo; grandparents, Molly Ibarra, Pueblo, and Lucille Burger, Utah. Also survived by numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, nephews, and nieces. Eugene enjoyed the time he spent with his family and all sports. No viewing. Memorial funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Officiant, Andre Fredette. Cremation. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after memorial service.

Baros, J. Ned
J. Ned Baros - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2003 - J. Ned Baros, 66, passed away March 12, 2003. Survived by his loving wife, Pat; children, Karen (Terence) Douglas, Cindy (Bob) Barela and Joe (Debbie) Baros; grandchildren, Leticia, Lewis, Ashley, Erik, Lisa, Joe and Isaiah; and numerous brothers and sisters. Preceded in death by grandson, Damien; and brothers, Edward, Robert, Richard and Gene. Ned retired from CF&I after 40 years of employment. He was a certified welder, pipe fitter, millwright and boiler maker. He was also certified over cranes and mobile equipment. Ned was devoted to his family and friends and will be missed by all. Rosary 7 p.m. Tuesday, and memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Baros, Maria T.
Maria T. Baros - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 2002 - Maria T. Baros, 61, of Pueblo. Born March 7, 1941, in Las Vegas, N.M. Preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Anita Baros; and brother, Chano Tafoya. Survived by her sons, James P. Tafoya, Haiku, Hawaii, and Mark A. Tafoya, Florida; sister, Mary Baros, Pueblo; brothers, Bud Medina, Penrose, Larry Tafoya, Colorado Springs and Gene Tafoya, New Mexico. At her request, no viewing or service. Cremation has taken place.

Baros, Martin
Martin Baros - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2005 - Martin Baros. In loving memory of Martin Baros, 70, who passed away Feb. 24, 2005. Survived by his children, James, Leslie (Dennis), Diane (Dr. Seth), Joan (LeRoy); and eight grandchildren. Preceded in death by his son, David. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Holy Family Church. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with reception to follow inurnment at Holy Family Church Hall. Donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the American Heart Association in his memory.

Baros, Mike Sr.
Mike Baros Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1986 - Mike Baros Sr., 84, died Jan. 10, 1986. A Pueblo resident for 57 years. Born in 1901 in Villanueva, N.M., and retired from CF&I Steel Corp. blast furnace department. Preceded in death by wife, Catherine Baros (1973), and sons, Edward, Richard, Eugene, and Robert. Survived by sons, Mike (Maria) Baros Jr., Ned (Patricia) Baros, Donald (Angie) Baros, Anthony Baros, Billy Baros, all of Pueblo; and daughters, Anita Aguilera and Dora (Ben) Molina, both of Pueblo. Also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, brothers, sisters and many friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services, St. Francis Church. Interment, Roselawn. Friends and relatives will be received at 1408 Stone.

Baros, William Sr.
William "Bill" Baros Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 2004 - William "Bill" Baros Sr., 41, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 5, 2004. Born April 1, 1962, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Mike (Catherine) Baros, Ralph Iniguez, Eloy J. Abeyta; godfather, Ned Baros. Survived by loving wife, Nellie Baros, Pueblo; sons, William "Bill" Baros Jr., Pueblo, Richard D. Baros and Mark A. Weinberger, both of Poplar, Mont.; daughters, Billie Jo Baros, Dustie Rae Baros, Brandi Lyn Baros, all of Pueblo, Jessica Baros and Katherine Baros, both of Poplar, Mont.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Blas "Billy" (Betty) Baros and Mr. and Mrs. Magdalena (Ben) Trujillo, all of Pueblo; sisters, Roberta (Richard) Robles and Doreen (John) Lopez, both of Pueblo; brother, Ben (Lilla) Trujillo, Pueblo; grandmother, Mary S. Abeyta, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. William was a hard worker, always ready to help others. He enjoyed watching his children practice sports. He loved going to Phantom Canyon with his family for weekend outings. He enjoyed cooking and taking care of his family. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday; both at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after the memorial service. Cremation has taken place. Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 2004 - William "Bill" Baros Sr., 41, of Pueblo. Also survived by grandmother, Patsy Gomez. Memorial service, 10 a.m. today, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Barovich, Louise
Louise Barovich - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 1987 - Louise Barovich, Feb. 14, 1987. Wife of Louis Barovich. Mother of Mary Lou Little, Las Vegas, Nev. Sister of Adeline (Dan) DiDomenico, La Junta; Beatrice Rovelli, Pueblo; John (Pearl) Mastrini, Pueblo; and Jim (Geri) Mastrini, Pueblo. Sister-in-law of John (Mary) Barovich, Montana; Mike (Kay) Barovich, Montana; Margaret (Bob) Vunovich, Maryland; Nick (Jeanne) Barovich, Arizona; Martha (Al) Wissink, Washington; Luba (Chet) Brown, Pueblo; Margie Mastrini, Pueblo; and Hedy Mastrini, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many good friends. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Mastrini, and three brothers, Charles, George, and Frank Mastrini. Mrs. Barovich was born in Pueblo on Nov. 6, 1923, and was a member of Shrine of St. Therese parish. Services, Shrine of St. Therese: Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Imperial. The family will receive friends at the church after the Monday evening rosary. Please omit food gifts.

Barr, Albert R.
Albert R. Barr - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 1963 - Albert R. Barr. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 in Valhalla's Garden Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Robert H. Windsor. Interment will follow in Valhalla Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Barr will lie in state until time of services. The family may be contacted at 1313 Alexander Circle.

Barr, Clyde A.
Clyde A. Barr – Pueblo Indicator – May 28, 1938 – Clyde A. Barr, who was stabbed in an altercation with C.R. Dusenberry, died at a local hospital, Thursday.

Barr, George Melvin
George Melvin Barr - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 2005 - George Melvin Barr, 56, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 21, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Sr. and Gladys Barr. Survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Linda Barr; daughter, Kaylynn (Adam Jaramillo) Walker; stepdaughter, Shawna Valdez; granddaughters, Hope and Jordana Valdez; brother, Henry (Jane) Barr Jr.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A special thank you to the staff at Minnequa Medicenter and to Cindy, Ellen and Wanda at the Sangre De Cristo Hospice for the wonderful care you have all given to our family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following the service.

Barrack, Evelyn
Evelyn Barrack – Albuquerque Journal – May 3, 2002 - Evelyn Barrack, 81, was called to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Monday April 29, 2002, She was a longtime resident of Albuquerque. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on August 5, 1920 to Oscar and Edna Banik. Evelyn was a beloved wife, mother and friend. Evelyn is survived by her husband, Jimel, Albuquerque, N.M.; son Jim Barrack, Albuquerque, NM; daughters, Connie Aden (Hal), Green Valley, AZ., Nancy Cangiolosi (Joe) Albuquerque, NM, Cynthia McGowan, Sacramento, CA, Jun Barrack Albuquerque NM and Darlene Black (Bud) of Idledale, CO; 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Nedra Mae Gray of Green Valley, AZ and Mary Martha Mason of Denver, CO; and numerous nieces and nephews. Evelyn's fondest memories were taking care of her grandchildren and serving at Glory. At Evelyn's request there will be Charismatic prayer meeting held Friday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. and a Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 4. Both services will be at Glory Christian Fellowship, 2421 Wyoming NE. Internment and a graveside service will be conducted at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery in Trinidad, CO. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to Glory Christian Fellowship, 2417 Wyoming N.E., Albuquerque, NM, 87112, 275-9623, or the Alzheimer Association, 8100 Mountain Road, N.E., Albuquerque, NM, 87110 or Delta Hospice Inc. 3600 Menual Blvd. NE. 87110

Barraclough, Robert E
Robert E. Barraclough - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2006 - Robert E. Barraclough, 91, of Parachute, Colo., passed away Jan. 18, 2006, at the E. Dene Moore Care Center in Rifle, Colo. He was born April 18, 1914, to Mildred Owens and William Barraclough in North Platte, Neb. On Jan. 20, 1940, he married Barbara Forsythe in Pueblo, Colo. She preceded him in death in 1975. After retiring in 1969 as radio technician from the Pueblo Police Department, he moved to Canon City, Colo., and then to Parachute where he lived for the past 10 years. He is survived by two daughters, Kay (Larry) Soderberg of Parachute, Colo., and Lynne (Jim) Windle of Security, Colo. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Jordan and Robert Burks of Denver, and Cody and Sharla Jean Windle of Colorado Springs. No services are planned. Inurnment will be at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo.

Barratt, Mary A.
Mrs. Mary A. Barratt - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 1917 - The funeral of Mrs. Mary A. Barratt took place yesterday afternoon at 2;30 from the First Presbyterian church. The Rev. Hugh G. Gary conducted the services. The pallbearers were J. M. Williams, S. D. Snyder, Wm. Gamble, Edw. S. Card, C. C. Richards and F. D. Miller. The flower bearers were Max Morton, and J. D. Morton. Mrs. Jean Groff accompanied by Mrs. Arsdale sang "Asleep in Jesus" and "Some Time We'll Understand." Interment was in Roselawn under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking Co.

Barraza, Katherine Montez
Katherine Montez Barraza - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2000 - Katherine Montez Barraza, 43, of Greeley, formerly of Pueblo, passed away May 20, 2000. Born Feb. 13, 1957, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her father, Nick Montez. Survived by her children, Antionette Montez, Security, Colo., Elva Chavez and Crystal Montez, both of Pittsburg, Pa.; grandchildren, Monique and Felicia Montez, both of Security, Colo.; parents, Pablo and Frances Marmolejo, Pueblo; sisters, Alberta (Eduardo) Madrid, Greeley, Colo., Mary Louise Rivera, Pueblo, Colo., and Lucille Romero, of Denver, Colo.; stepbrothers, Charles (Lee) Marmolejo and Art Marmolejo, both of Pueblo, Colo., Jorge (Gina) Marmolejo, Salida, Colo.; stepsisters, Joann (Armando) Trujillo, Pueblo, Colo., and Diana (Bill) Miera, Colorado Springs, Colo.; uncle, John (Aurora) Herrera, Pueblo, Colo.; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, 1-7 p.m. today at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Monday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, Rev. Bob Carden, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Barren, Shirley V.
Shirley V. Barren - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 1986 - Shirley V. Barren, 63, died Thursday, July 10, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Pueblo. She was born May 24, 1923, to Frank and Nora Parsons in Weston, where she lived her entire life. On Jan. 31, 1945, she was united in marriage to Stanley S. Barren Jr. Shirley was very active in many local civic activities. She was a charter member of the Stonewall Community Church and Stonewall volunteer fire department; president of the Las Animas County Cowbelles; member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter No. 1, Territorial Daughters of Colorado, and many other organizations. She also was vitally interested in Camp Salvation at North Lake. Shirley was preceded in death by son, Grant, in 1947. She is survived by her husband, Stanley, of Stonewall; son, Lance R. (Kathy) Barren, and two granddaughters, Jennifer and Heather Barren, all of Lake wood; three sisters, Myrtle (John) Waite, Grand Junction, Winifred (William) Lewis, Laguna Beach, Calif., Marion (Tom) Keating, Phoenix, Ariz.; brother, Bob (Betty Ann) Parsons, Stonewall; uncle, Clifford (Faye) Coe, La Veta; two aunts, Mildred Irwin, Mancos, Alice Weaver, Cedaridge; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, at Stonewall Community Church, with the Rev. Joseph Saint officiating, followed by interment in Stonewall Community Cemetery. Friends wishing to do so may make memorial contributions to Camp Salvation in care of Stonewall Community Church, Star Route 1, Weston, Colo., 81091.

Barrera, Anita Beatrice
Anita Beatrice Barrera - December 09, 2000 Anita Beatrice Barrera of Commerce City, a homemaker, died Monday. She was 41. Services were Thursday at Our Lady Mother of the Church. Interment was in Olinger Crown Hill Cemetery. She was born Nov. 6, 1959, in Denver. She married Jesus Barrera. She was a member of Our Lady Mother of the Church. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Michael Sandoval, Denver, and Jesus Jr., Commerce City; three daughters, Michelle Sandoval, Maria and Marisela, all of Commerce City; her father, Phillip Sandoval, Walsenburg; her mother, Mary Sandoval, Denver; and one grandchild.

Barreras, Lawrence Lee
Lawrence Lee Barreras - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 1998 - Lawrence Lee Barreras, 31, of Pueblo, passed away June 16, 1998, in Pueblo. Born March 26, 1967, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by grandparents, Lee and Lera Tafoya. Survived by mother, Dorothy (Paul) Rodriguez, of the family home- father, Cecil Lawrence (Adela) Barreras, Sacramento, Calif.- brother, Chris Sanchez, Pueblo- sisters, Valerie (Pedro) Torres, Pueblo, and Renee Barreras, Colorado Springs- grandparents, Cecil and Rosalie Barreras, Colorado Springs- nephews, Lawrence Barreras and Pedro Torres Jr.- niece, Gabriela Torres. Also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. Viewing, 1-6 p.m. Friday, at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, at Romero Funeral Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at the family home, 53 Wheatridge.

Barrett, Charles
Charles "Chuck" Barrett - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 1986 - Charles "Chuck" Barrett, Sept. 16, 1986. Husband of Florence Barrett; stepfather of Rebecca Romero and Kathleen Herrera, both of Pueblo; Dolores Trimble, Texas, and Charlene Dadnam, California. Brother of Edward Barrett, San Pedro, Calif.; Beatrice (John) Lopez, Lakewood, Calif.; Alice (Louie) Olguin and Stella (Leo) Ulibarri, both of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII, Mr. Barrett was a member of Church of Christ, Southwest Pueblo. He was employed by the University of Southern Colorado before retiring in 1981. Services, 3 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, conducted by Elder von Graham. Cremation, Almont Crematory. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Olguin, 1928 E. 14th St.

Barrett, Clifford O.
Clifford O. Barrett - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1987 - Clifford O. Barrett, 64, of Bronte, Texas, died July 22, 1987. Mr. Barrett was born in Champion, Texas, and was raised in the west Texas area. He married Mary B. Lee in Roscoe, Texas, on March 21, 1942. They moved to Pueblo that year and made their home there until moving to Bronte in 1971. Mr. Barrett was an insurance casualty adjuster. Survived by wife, Mary B. Barrett, Bronte; daughters, Meredith (Harry) Jackson, Fairfield, Calif., and Melinda (Wayne) McCutchen, Knickerbocker, Texas; brothers, J.C. Barrett, Sweetwater, Texas, and Terry S. Barrett, Blackwell, Texas; sister-in-law, Sadie Barrett, widow of Alvin, Pueblo; grandsons, David S. Jackson, Mesa, Ariz., and Jon M. and Clifford Paul Jackson, both of Fairfield; granddaughters, Morgan Lea and Ashley Jordan McCutchen, both of Knickerbocker; and several nieces and nephews. Service, 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Bronte. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Bronte.

Barrett, Grace Tueller
Grace Tueller Barrett - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 1999 - Grace Tueller Barrett, 89, born Oct. 19, 1909, passed away Jan. 13, 1999. Survived by daughters, Gay (Jack) Cooper of Ault, Colo., and Clare (Darrell) Essex of Cypress, Calif., four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, LeGrande Barrett. Mrs. Barrett retired after 18 years as a teacher from Morton Elementary School. Private family services have been held. Memorial contributions may be made to Morton Elementary School: attention Theresa, 1900 W. 31st, Pueblo, Colo. 81008, in her memory.

Barrett, Joseph
Joseph Barrett - Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 1916 - The funeral of Joseph Barrett will take place this afternoon at 2:30 from the family residence, 1701 west Twenty-Second Street. Rev. Thomas Cassady and Rev. F. C. Lewis will conduct the services. Interment will be in the family plot at the north side Masonic cemetery in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking company.

Barrett, Lillian H.
Lillian H. Barrett - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 1998 - Lillian H. Barrett, went to be with our Lord on Nov. 29, 1998, after a lengthy illness, she was 77 years old. Lillian was born on April 27, 1921, on a farm near Belleville, Kan., to the union of Henry F. Benyshek and Marie (Richecky) Benyshek. She was united in marriage to Bill Barrett on Dec. 2, 1945. They would have celebrated their 53rd anniversary this month. She was preceded in death by her parents- her sisters, Eleanor Hyder, Lorraine Abrahams, Esther Edwards- and grandson, Joshua Lee Barrett. She is survived by her husband, Bill- sons, Michael (and partner Tommy Lo) of Alexandria, Va., Bruce (Roxanna) Barrett of Omaha, Neb.- two granddaughters, Anita and Trisha Barrett of Omaha, Neb.- along with six nieces and five nephews. A private family memorial was held Thursday, Dec. 3, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Inurnment was at Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Those who wish may make donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Pl., Pueblo, Colo. 81004.

Barrett, Mary Belle
Mary Belle Barrett - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 1987 - Mary Belle Barrett, 62, of Bront, Texas, died July 29, 1987. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harry (Meredith) Jackson of Fairfield, Calif., Mrs. Wayne (Melinda) McCutchen of Knickerbocker, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. Betty Ivy of Fort Worth, Texas, Mrs. Nelda Lester of Eunice, N.M., and Mrs. Raymond ("Bobbie") Carr of LaMesa, Texas; five grandchildren, David S. Jackson of Mesa, Ariz., John M. and Clifford Paul Jackson of California, Morgan Lee and Ashley Jordan McCutchen of Knickerbocker. She was born in Oklahoma, was raised in west Texas and attended school in Loraine, Texas. She married Clifford Barrett on March 21, 1942, in Roscoe, Texas. They moved to Pueblo in 1942, where she owned and operated a beauty shop. She moved to Bront in 1971. Past member of Park Hill Baptist Church, Pueblo. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at First Baptist Church of Bront, with Dr. Harry Jackson of Calvary Baptist Church of Fairfield, Calif., officiating, assisted by Charles Woodward,' pastor, First Baptist Church of Bront. Burial, Fairview Cemetery, Bront.

Barrett, Thomas J.
Thomas J. Barrett - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 1987 - Thomas J. Barrett. Husband of the late Mariam Perry Barrett. Father of Thomas (Dianne) Barrett, Lakewood, William (Sharon) Barrett, Hoehne, Michael (Diane) Barrett, Westminster, Mary (Joe) Frischella, Albuquerque, N.M., Kathleen (Dana) Audette, Providence, R.I., Margaret (Bob) Carter, Brighton, and VanDora (John) Richards, Aurora. Brother of Agnes O'Rourke, Walsenburg, Mary Rasher, Colorado Springs, and Neil Sharpe, Sacramento, Calif. Survived also by 18 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews.

Barrett, Vance H.
Vance H. Barrett - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 1999 - Vance H. Barrett, 85, passed away Feb. 3, 1999. Member, Holy Family Church, Eagles No. 145 and Elks No. 90. Preceded in death by his first wife, Josephine Barrett, 1980; daughters, Connie Honsbehn and Mary Lee Cornell; and brothers, Claude Barrett, Barney Barrett and Cecil Barrett. Survived by loving wife, Sarah (Miller) Barrett; children, Geraldine (Lynn) Ewart, Missouri, Joyce (Jack) Tully, Pueblo, Vance (Lynette) Barrett, Alaska, and Earnest (Barbara) Barrett, Pueblo; stepchildren, Chuck (Dawn) Miller, Pueblo, Bill Miller, Texas, Jim Miller, Butch Miller, Gloria Miller, Mary Urban and Edna Wolf, all of Pueblo, and Ginger (Jack) Sanders, Michigan; 24 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Public visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Barringer, Virginia Mae
Virginia Mae Barringer - Colorado Springs Gazette - August 15, 1995 – Virginia Mae Barringer, 76, who worked in production at Max Factor in Los Angeles before retiring, died Aug. 11, 1995, at a local hospice. No services are planned. Imperial Funeral Home in Pueblo is handling arrangements. Mrs. Barringer was born Feb. 17, 1919, in Prairie du Chein, Wis., to Frank and Frieda (Graap) Valant. She was married July 20, 1963, in Inglewood, Calif., to Lyndon S. Barrington, who survives. She also is survived by two sons, Dennis of Colorado Springs and Richard of San Diego; a daughter, Donna of Fargo, N.D.; a brother, Francis of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a sister, Meta of Milan, Ill.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Mrs. Barringer had been an area resident since 1977 and previously lived in California.

Barris, Myrtle F.
Myrtle F. Barris - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 1987 - Myrtle F. Barris, 220 W. 15th, May 27, 1987. Wife of Samuel J. Burris, who passed away May 25, 1973. Mother of Helen Louise (Jack) Lacey, Coalinga, Calif., and Charles R. (Mary Jo) Burris, Omaha, Neb. Sister of Elizabeth B. Dealing, Homelake, Colo. Survived also by several nieces and nephews, including Catherine Datz and Agnes Davis, Denver, and Lavina Joswiak, Pueblo, as well as nine grandchildren and three great-grandsons. Preceded in death by her parents, William and Barbara Worker, as well as three brothers and a sister. For many years, Mrs. Burris was employed as a legal secretary for a private law firm and also was employed in Crowley County Courthouse. She retired about 30 years ago and had been a Pueblo resident since 1974. She was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral, the Cathedral Altar and Rosary Society; the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 118; AARP and Royal Neighbors of America. Services, Sacred Heart Cathedral: Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Friends who wish are asked to send memorials to the Sacred Heart Cathedral Renovation Program through the funeral home office.

Barron, Amelia G.
Amelia G. Barron - Independent - June 1, 1961 - Amelia G. Barron, Sister of Judge, Dies in Trinidad Miss Amelia G. Barron of Walsenburg, sister of Huerfano County Judge Joseph A. Barron, passed away in a Trinidad hospital Monday after having been ill for some time. She was 71. Born in Taos, N.M. on December 12, 1889, Miss Barron was a daughter of Bonifacio and Desiderio Barron. The family moved to Walsenburg on May 17, 1901. Miss Barron went to grade school in Walsenburg and was graduated from Huerfano County High School in 1911. After attending the teachers college in Greeley, she taught in Huerfano County schools for three years. Later, she was a manager of the Huerfano Trading Company for several years. On December 30, 1926, she was graduated from the Bertha de Wolfe School in Denver as a chiropodist and received her license to practice from the Colorado State Board of Medical Examiners on January 4, 1927. She practiced in Walsenburg until last fall when she retired because of ill health. In addition to her brother, the deceased leaves a sister, Mrs. Julia B. Sanchez, Walsenburg; six nephews and a niece. Requiem High Mass will be sung at St. Mary Church at 9 a.m. Friday. Burial will follow in the old St. Mary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joseph B. Barron, S.J. Sanchez, Aloysius J. Sanchez, Barron Cordova, Frank Zehna, and Augustine Pacheco. The Furphy Mortuary is handling arrangements. - Amelia Barron - Independent - June 1, 1961 - Here for Barron funeral In town for the funeral of Miss Amelia Barron are S.J. Sanchez and Al G. Sanchez of San Francisco and Mountain View, Calif., who are guests of their mother, Mrs. Julia B. Sanchez. At the home of Judge and Mrs. Joseph Barron are her mother, Mrs. C.S. Page of Vallejo, Calif., brother, C.F. Page and wife of Denver; the Barrons' son, Joseph B. Barron, and wife of Colorado Springs, Hector Cordova of San Diego, Calif., and Barron Cordova and family of Trinidad.

Barron, Aurora L.
Aurora L. Barron - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 9, 2008 - December 24, 1914 - March 5, 2008. Aurora L. Barron, 93 years of age, passed away at Aspen Living Center, Colorado Springs, on March 5, 2008. Aurora was born December 24, 1914 in Pecos, New Mexico to the union of Juan and Lourdes (Montano) Lopez. She is preceded in death by her husband Manuel Barron and son Louis Barron. Also preceded in death by her sister Isabelle Ceballes and brother Tony Lopez. Aurora is survived by her children Theresa Ortiz and Jenny (Joe) Martinez of Colorado Springs and Archie (MaryEllen) Lopez and Ignacio (Priscilla) Barron of Pueblo, Colorado. Also survived by nine grandchildren, several great grandchildren, as well as great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Viewing, 1-4 P.M. on Sunday, March 9, 2008, Swan-Law Mortuary. Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial at Lady Of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Colorado Springs on Monday, March 10, 2008 at 10:30 A.M. Interment follows at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Family will host a reception at the Guadalupe Church Hall after interment.

Barron, Esther Page
Esther Page Barron - Huerfano World - March 22, 1990 - Esther Page Barron, 84, of Walsenburg, died in Colorado Springs March 16, 1990, after a lengthy illness. Born August 30, 1905, after graduating in 1923 from Cazinovia Seminary in upstate New York, she came to Denver where she attended Denver Beauty School. In 1927, after graduating, she came to Walsenburg and found work at the Barron Barber Shop on East Sixth Street. There she met Joseph A. "Pepe" Barron and they were married the next year. Mr. Barron was elected to the state house that year and served one term. She stayed in Walsenburg, working at the Barron Shop, Christy's and for several years, at Nina Taylor's Beauty Shop on Main Street. Survivors include her son, Joseph B. Barron, Colorado Springs; a brother, Franklin Page, Scottsbluff, NE, six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Monday from J.M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in North St. Mary's Cemetery. J.M.. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Barron, Fred I.
Fred I. Barron - Independent - September 22, 1947 - F.I. Barron, Local justice, Dies Saturday - Fred I. Barron, 69, for many years justice of the peace and police magistrate in Walsenburg and Huerfano County, died Saturday morning in a Pueblo hospital. He had been ill for some weeks from a heart ailment. Judge Barron had been a continuous resident of Walsenburg for 46 years, coming here in June 1901 from Taos, N. Mex., where he entered the confectionery business. He retired from business world in 1938. In 1936 he was elected to the office of justice of the peace and served in this capacity until the time of his death. He was well-known and beloved throughout the community, and was active in civic enterprises during his entire life. Judge Barron was born January 11, 1878, in Taos, and was a member of a prominent family of the Southwest. Survivors include one brother, Joseph A. Barron, Huerfano county judge; and two sisters, Mrs. Julia Barron Sanchez and Miss Amelia Barron, all of Walsenburg; and by six nephews and one niece. Rosary services will be held at the family home, 321 West Sixth street this evening at 7:30. Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 8:30 at the home, and at 9 o'clock at the St. Mary church where Requiem High Mass will be recited. Interment will be in the family plot at the St. Mary cemetery under the direction of Furphy Mortuary. Members of the city and county administrative offices will serve as escorts. Pallbearers will be Ralph Levy, Juan A, Medina, A.M. Guerrero, Ernest Krier, W.W. Hammond, Victor Mazzone, Dave Atencio, and Mike Reviglio. City and county officials will act as honorary escorts. SPECIAL NOTICE: All members of the Catholic Daughters of America are urged to attend rosary services for Judge F.I. Barron at the family home, 321 West Sixth street, this evening at 7:30.

Barron, George D.
George D. Barron - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2001 - George D. Barron, 57, of Pueblo. Memorial funeral service, 3 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Cremation. [No additional information available.]

Barron, Iona
Iona Barron - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2003 - Iona Barron, 84, passed away April 15, 2003. Iona was born on Aug. 14, 1918, in Cherokee County, N.C., the second of the nine children of Mattie Taylor and Howard Stiles. With the coming of World War II, Iona was recruited to support the nation's defense. Relocating to Dayton, Ohio, she helped manufacture military aircraft. There she married the father of her devoted daughters, Barbara (Roger) Heaver, Chris (Nick) Nicholl and Terry Holt. Iona moved to Pueblo in 1949. She completed her working career as a custodian at the Colorado State Hospital, retiring after 20 years of service. As a single parent, and with virtually no assistance, Iona heroically and selflessly raised her three daughters. Iona's painting, "Daisies" was selected for the cover art for the 2003 Alzheimer's Art Auction. Iona's ageless beauty was matched by her generous spirit and her love of family. She cherished her siblings; her daughters; and her six grandchildren, Shannon, Jasmin, Krystal, Aaron, Jason and Tim; and her many great-grandchildren. In return, she was cherished by her family and most especially by granddaughters, Jasmin Holt and Krystal Mize who helped to look after her. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Barron, Joseph A.
Joseph A. Barron - Huerfano World - October 14, 1976 - Joseph A. Barron - Funeral Friday for Joseph A. Barron Former Huerfano County Judge and prominent Walsenburg Attorney - Joseph A. Barron died early Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1976 at Huerfano Memorial Hospital of heart failure. Born Sept. 1, 1898 in Taos, NM, the son of Mr. And Mrs. Bonifacio Barron, he came to Walsenburg with his parents at the age of five years. He attended the local grade schools, Regis High School in Denver, and Denver University. He graduated from Creighton University Law School in 1925. Mr. Barron was a one time associate of the Internal Revenue Service, worked in the County Assessor's office for four years and served two terms as state representative before being elected county judge. He held that position for 30 years, after which time he opened a law office at 418 Main Street in Walsenburg. He married Esther Page on Oct. 14, 1928 in St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Mr. Barron was a member of St. Mary Church and the Colorado Bar Association. Survivors include his wife, of the family home, 321 West Sixth St., and a son, Joseph B., Colorado Springs, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Scripture rosary will be said at 7:30 pm Thursday (today) at St. Mary Church and Mass of Š. Church. Burial will be in North St. Mary Cemetery. Furphy Lawson Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Huerfano World - October 28, 1976 - A tribute to Judge Joseph Barron - Editor's Note: The following is a letter to Judge Joseph A. Barron's son, Joseph B. Barron. The letter was written by a cousin, Pauline C. Sanchez of California, after the Judge's death on Oct. 12. Barron thought it a fitting tribute to his late father and wanted to share it with World readers. Dear Joe, You may or may not remember me, but I seem to recall a boy called "Deedee" with a dog, Pidgie, and a little girl named Carol always tagging behind him. But the warmest and best of my Walsenburg recollections has to do with two wonderful men, your father and mine. In many ways they were somewhat alike. They were gentle and kind the pure of heart. I respected and admired them. I loved them both. In the over seven years that I worked for and with your father, I got to know him well, and he was like a second father to me. In my times of stress and need I could always count on him -- as could so many other people. He was consolation, compassion, encouragement and quiet strength, and did so many good things! His faults, if any, were never of the spirit. You cannot possibly ever know how much this generous man did for so many for so little in return, except perhaps the satisfaction one derives from helping those in need. What he gave in great abundance was the gift of himself to those less fortunate the gift that comes from the soul. The illiterates, the vulnerable and defenseless, the kids in trouble, the poorest of the poor (and there were so many of them) came to him in droves looking for Senor Barron, "el Juez" ("The Judge") or just "Pepe," He was not a politician1s politician. The toothy fake smile and glad-hand were completely foreign to him but he got elected time after time because they knew who and what he was honesty and trust a rarity indeed especially in politics. They will feel his loss very much. The last time he came to California, Alo and I took him to a small beach down by Carmel and we had a picnic on the sane. He was in very good spirits and enjoyed himself immensely, with all three of walking along the beach reminiscing about a great many things. So it is with the greatest sadness and heavy heart that I say "hasta la vista" to this unselfish and honorable man. I shall miss not seeing him again. Sincerely and with great sympathy to you and your family from both Alo and myself, /s/ Pauline C. Sanchez

Barron, Oscar Lawrence
Oscar Lawrence Barron - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2000 - Oscar Lawrence Barron, 86, a resident of Pueblo and former resident of Trinidad, passed away on June 18, 2000, at Parkview Hospital. Oscar was born Oct. 18, 1913, in Bartlett, Kan., to Stanley and Bunola Barron, who preceded him in death. He graduated from Trinidad High School and worked at Bancroft-Marty Feeds for several years. Oscar served during World War II in the Pacific Theater from 1941-45. He then worked for the Colorado Department of Highways until his retirement. Oscar was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Grant, Earl, Christine and Lena Barron. He is survived by his wife, Iona Stiles Barron, Pueblo; brother, Stanley (Linda) Barron Jr., Stonewall, Colo.; children, Les (Judy) Barron, Barbara (Roger) Heaver; Chris (Nick) Nicholl, Terry Holt, Stanton Barron and Vivian Barron; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo. After the service, a reception will be held at a location to be announced at the service. The family may be contacted at (719) 583-4107.

Barron, Stanley S. Jr.
Stanley S. Barron, Jr. - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home – January 20, 2004 - Stanley S. Barron, Jr., age 82, passed away at home on January 17, 2004. He was born on July 4, 1921 in Trinidad, Colo. to Stanley S. and Bunola Barron, Sr. Stan graduated from Sopris High School in 1939. During high school he set several longstanding state records in distance running. He attended TSJC flight school from 1939 through 1941. Stan joined the Army Air Force (Aviation) in 1942. Stan served in WWII flying 30 missions in B-17s and B-24s over Europe. During the last five missions, he commanded a B-17 named "Colorado Eagle" as the pilot. He was married to Shirley Parsons on January 31, 1945. This 42-year union resulted in two sons- Grant D. Barron in 1947 and Lance R. Barron in 1951. On November 17, 1990, Stan married Linda T. Anderson. Stan started volunteering at the Stonewall Fire Department in 1949, serving as Fire Chief for 39 years. He also volunteered for the Las Animas County Sheriff's Department. He was a longstanding member of the Southern Colorado Cattleman's Association, serving at least twice as President. He was a member of the Purgatory Soil Conservation Board from 1967 to present. During this membership he served as President for 18 years. Stan was a member of the Division of Wildlife Habitat Protection Plan from 1980 to present. He also served on the Bosque del Oso Management Advisory Committee, Trinidad/Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce. He served as a board member of TLAC chamber from 1994-95. He served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Stonewall Community Church and the Stonewall Cemetery and was a board member for Camp Salvation. Stan was an avid supporter of the Las Animas County 4-H clubs. He was a licensed surveyor since 1969 and was the noted authority on land surveys and property boundaries throughout southern Colorado. He was employed with Parsons Ranch from 1946-64, CF&I from 1963-85 and Evergreen Land Company from 1985-1987. He was a member of Trinidad Masonic Lodge from 1947 to present, serving as Master of Lodge in 1981 and 1985. He was also a 50 year member of Southern Colorado Consistory Scottish Rite Masons, Trinidad York Rite Masonic Bodies, Al Kaly Shrine, Order of the Eastern Star, American Legion, VFW, and Trinidad Elks Lodge. Stan received the following awards: Division of Wildlife Landowner of the Year (2001), Chamber of Commerce Chenoweth Award (1998); Goodyear/NACO Conservation Award of Merit (1994) and Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts Distinguished Service Award (1999). Stan was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley S (1977) and Bunola (1966) Barron, Sr.; first wife, Shirley (1986); son, Grant D. Barron (1949); sisters, Zelpha (1910) and Lenna (1925) Barron and brothers, Oscar L. (2000), Grant (1944) and Earl F. (1944) Barron. He is survived by his wife, Linda T. Barron of Stonewall; son, Lance R. Barron of Littleton; granddaughters, Jennifer M and Heather M. Barron of Lakewood; nephews, Lesley (Judy) Barron of Penrose and Larry Parsons of Weston; stepdaughters, Loan (Dan) Maas of Firestone, Colo. and Lynn (Russell) Worley of Thornton, Colo.; mother-in-law, Tu Phan of Thornton, Colo.; brothers-in-law, Thanh (Nhien) Phung, Steve (Lillian) Phung and sister-in-law Nhan (Ngoc) Nguyen; step-grandchildren Timothy and Nathan Worley and Calvin Maas; additional relatives and numerous friends. Visitation will be held Friday, January 23 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Service will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Stonewall Community Church with Pastor Dave Cook officiating. The active pallbearers will be Bob Holder, Louis Ossola, Ken Lutz, Tom Verquer, Ken Torres and Warren McDonald. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Prator, Joe Hadad, Bob Parsons, Albert Robinson, Larry Parsons James(Howard) Pollard, Bernard Gonzales and Charles Nichol. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in honor of Stan to the Stanley Barron, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Secretary, Trinidad Lodge No. 28, A.F.&A.M., 132 E. Main St., Trinidad, CO, 81082. The family of Stanley Barron has entrusted the arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Barros, Donna
Donna Barros – Record Journal of Douglas County – November 29, 1912 – Hacks Woman to Death With Ax – Aguilar – Revenge for his arrest because he slapped Mrs. Donna Barros, 78, prompted Jose Romero to assault the woman with an ax. He beat her almost to a pulp, broke her arms in several places, caved in her chest and split her head. She is dead.

Barros, Janice Finn
Janice Finn Barros - Huerfano World - December 20, 2001 - In Loving memory of Janice Finn Barros, December 2, 1953, died December 11, 1999, two years ago. - Verse - By Donna Martinez, Denver Colorado.

Barros, Joseph A.
Joseph A. Barros - Huerfano World - February 21, 2008 - Joseph A. Barros was born in Walsenburg on July 24, 1947 to Joe and Odilia Barros. He passed away in Denver on February 16, 2008. He was a disabled veteran. He is survived by sisters, Rebecca Griego, Simona Gallegos, Aberdeen Reza, Theresa Barros and Lucy Barros; brothers, Eugene (Josie) Barros and Richard Barros; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Odilia Barros and a brother, Orlando Barros. Memorial Mass at St. Mary Church Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m., Walsenburg. Internment in the Valdez Cemetery, Highway 10, Walsenburg, CO. Military honor guard at cemetery.

Barros, Orlando
Orlando Barros - Huerfano World - July 22, 1993 - Former Walsenburg resident Orlando (Sonny) Barros, died June 3, 1993 in Denver after a two-year illness with cancer. He attended Huerfano County High School and was an avid basketball player. Mr. Barros was employed by the US Postal Service in Denver for 27 years. He is survived by his mother, Odilia Barros Lombordelli, Las Animas; sisters, Rebecca Griego, Simona (Sammie) Gallegos, Theresa Barros and Lucy Barros; a brother, Richard Barros, numerous nephews and nieces.

Barrows, Betty E.
Betty E. Barrows - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2003 - Betty E. Barrows, 78, of Pueblo West, formerly of Florence, died Feb. 12, 2003. She was born July 8, 1924, in Dayton, Tenn., to Hubert and Myrtle (Green) Newell. She graduated from Rhea Central High School in 1942. In 1945 she graduated from Newell & Newell Nursing School as a registered nurse. She was married to Charles S. Barrows on Aug. 2, 1947, in Ringgold, Ga., he preceded her in death on March 18, 1983. Mrs. Barrows moved to Florence in 1963, where she worked as a RN at St. Joseph Hospital for 26 years. She loved to travel and had traveled extensively while living in Tennessee. She also enjoyed "reading" Talking Books. She is survived by her children, Barbara Barrows of Pueblo West, Colo., Catherine Barrows of Deerfield, N.H., Charles S. Barrows Jr. (Jackie) of Midwest City, Okla., John Barrows of Oklahoma, James Barrows of Florence, Colo., Dorothy (Bob) DeMaio of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Margaret (Glen) Leatherbery of Howard, Colo.; brothers, Joe (Martha) Newell of Dayton, Tenn., Richard (Patty) Newell of Hixson, Texas; sister-in-law, Mary (Joseph) Jackson of Signal Mountain, Tenn.; brother-in-law, Earl (Elaine) Barrows of Arkansas. Eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17. A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Graveside at Union Highland Cemetery in Florence. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Colorado Talking Books through the funeral home office. Services are under the direction of Charles Anthony Funeral Home of Florence.

Barry, Elma
Elma Barry - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2001 - Elma Barry, passed away 2/19/2001. She is preceded in death by her husband Jess Barry and son Jess (Marilyn) Barry. Survived by her son Charles Barry; grandsons Jim (Tacy) and David Barry; great grandsons Ben and Scott Barry; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Service at 1p.m., Friday Mountain View Cemetery.

Barry, Jess Jr.
Jess Barry Jr. – Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 1997 - Jess Barry Jr., passed away Nov. 22, 1997. Survived by his mother, Elma Barry- wife, Marilyn Barry- sons, Jim (Tacy) Barry and Dave Barry, all of Pueblo- and grandsons, Ben and Scott Barry. Also survived by brother, Charles Barry, Pueblo- and numerous cousins including Tom and Ruth Smith, Pueblo. Preceded in death by his father, Jesse R. Barry Sr. Graveside service, Tuesday, 1 p.m., Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in Jess' name. The family may be contacted at 160 Encino.

Barry, Mary
Mary Barry - Pueblo Chieftain - October 9, 1914 - Miss Mary Barry, age 69, died last night at the residence of her sister Mrs. Martin King, corner Eighteenth and Summit Street. Miss Barry has been a resident of Pueblo for the past 19 years. Remains are at the residence under care of the McCarthy Undertaking company. Funeral announcement will be made later.

Barsgard, Edna
Edna Barsgard - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 1998 - Edna Barsgard, 98, passed away Jan. 6, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Albert Barsgard. Survived by daughter, Orphia Grap, Pueblo, Colo. Grandmother of Ron (Jean) Grap, Rocky Ford, Colo., Dale (Marie) Grap, Pueblo, Colo., Kaye (Herb) Holthoff, Baker City, Ore., Karen (Bill) Eggerman, New Jersey, and Terry (Mary Jo) Grap, Richmond, Va. Also survived by 11 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Barsgard was employed at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital for 17 years. After her retirement, she became a volunteer at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital for 10 years finally retiring at the age of 75. She is the last of a family of 12 children. Cremation, Almont Crematory. At Mrs. Barsgard's request, there will be no services.

Bartalussi, Caroline
Mrs. Caroline Bartalussi - World Independent – September 23, 1957 - Mrs. Caroline Bartalussi Dies At Age 83, In Daughter's Home - Mrs. Caroline Bartalussi died here at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Conder, Saturday evening. Mrs. Bartalussi was born at Alie, Italy, January 6, 1874. She came to this country with her family as a young girl, the family settling at Iron Mountain, Mich., where she married George Bartalussi. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Bartalussi came to Colorado where Mr. Bartalussi lost his life in a mine accident in Leadville. In 1915, the family moved to Dawson, N.M. where they lived until 1922 when they came to Huerfano County. Mrs. Bartalussi was a member of St. Mary's Church. She is survived by three sons: Sonto, of Carson City, Nev., Louis of Windover, Utah, and Angelo of Walsenburg; by four daughters: Mrs. Augustine Conder and Mrs. Rose Yourick of Walsenburg, and Mrs. Anna Fosseco of Pueblo, and Mrs. Mary Robinson of Los Angeles. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Recitation of the Rosary will take place at St. Mary's Church tomorrow at 7:15 p.m. The funeral will leave Furphy Mortuary Chapel Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Requiem High Mass is to be at St. Mary's church at 9 a.m. with interment at St. Mary's cemetery.

Bartalussi, Virginia
Virginia Bartalussi – Huerfano World – February 9, 2006 – Virginia Bartalussi, 95, passed away February 5, 2006. She has jointed her husband, Angelo; brother, Albert Pierotti and son-in-law, Don Noga. Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Barbari and Jolene Noga; three brothers, Steve Pierotti, Walsenburg; Lou Pierotti, Los Alamos, NM; Mack Pierotti, Salt Lake City, UT; one sister Julia Supancic, Walsenburg; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services will be held at St. Mary Church on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers send donations to Sister Carol at the Outreach Program at St. Mary.

Bartek, Robert W. Sr.
Robert W. Bartek Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2003 - Robert W. Bartek Sr., 74, passed away April 14, 2003. Survived by his wife, Goldie; children, Joanne (Royce), Shirley, Dickie, Bonnie (Chuck), Sherry (Richard), Art (Peggy), Gary, Robert, Paul, Merry (Larry), Alan and Rose (Dave); sisters, Flosie and Alice; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his son, Randy. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Bartell, Elaine M.
Elaine M. Bartell - Pueblo Chieftain - December 6, 2006 - -Elaine M. Bartell, 76, passed away Dec. 4, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Clifford E. Bartell Sr. on May 6, 1988. Survived by her children, Clifford E. (Treasa) Bartell Jr., Pueblo, Gary L. (Mary McClenahan) Bartell, Aurora, Colo., and Curtis M. (Tammy L.) Bartell, Aurora; brother, Arthur (Meda M.) Antonioni Jr., Pueblo; grandchildren, Romalia Bartell, Tre Bartell, Delton Bartell, Curtis C. Bartell, Jamie L. (Jamie) Pryor and Desiree (Paul Tate) Boyce; and great-grandchildren, Devin Pryor, Hannah and Olivia Tate. Elaine was born to Arthur and Romalia Antonioni on April 7, 1930, in Walsen Camp, Colo. She retired from the PAD as a optical technician in 1978. An active member of Shrine of St. Therese, where she was a member of Order of Martha and CCW. She was also a member of Eagles Aerie No. 145 Auxiliary and REAC. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Father Liam Courtney as celebrant. Both services at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to the Shrine of St. Therese, through Montgomery & Steward.

Bartels, Adolph
Adolph Bartels – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – October 3, 1872 – Died in Pueblo, on the 1st inst., Adolph Bartels, son of Henrietta and Julius F. Bartels, aged two years.  The funeral will take place this afternoon, at three o'clock, from the family residence on 4th street.

Bartels, John N.
John N. Bartels - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 1921 - The funeral of the Rev. John N. Bartels was held in the St. Paul M.E. church Monday morning at 10 o'clock with the Rev. C. W. Hancher D.D. officiating. Mrs. W. J. Kidd, accompanied by Miss Mabel Stackus, sang "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Abide with Me". The pallbearers were the Reverends R. M. Dunn, A. W. Hall, J. H. Ketchum, F. H. Zimmerman, R.D. Mulhollen, and James Berry. The church was well filled with old time friends of the deceased. The burial was in Roselawn in charge of Whiton-Mahar.

Bartels, Julius (Mrs.) (Henrietta)
Mrs. Julius Bartels – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – December 12, 1872 – Deceased. – We are pained to learn that our townsman, Julius Bartels, Esq., has met with a great domestic affliction in the loss of his wife, who died at the residence of her parents, two miles east of Denver, on Tuesday last, after an illness of some weeks.  The deceased was a lady highly respected for her moral and social worth, and her loss will be sincerely mourned by a large circle of friends, both in this city and at Denver.  Mr. Gustave Bartels and Mrs. Rettberg left for Denver yesterday, to attend the funeral, which will be held at ten o'clock this morning.

Bartels, Kenneth M.
Kenneth M. Bartels - Pueblo Chieftain - October 04, 2000 - Kenneth M. Bartels, 83, passed away Oct. 2, 2000, at home. Survived by his wife, Bonnie Bartels; 11 children; 30 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today and Thursday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with honors presented by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Bartels, Louis F.
Louis F. Bartels – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – July 28, 1874 – Mr. Louis F. Bartels, of the firm of Bartels Bros., of this city, died at Denver last evening, at 8:30.

Barter, Fern Ann
Fern Ann Barter - Huerfano World - June 4, 1998 - Fern Ann Barter, 74, of Avon Park, FL., and former Walsenburg resident, died at her home May 25, 1998. Mrs. Barter is survived by her husband, Ward Barter, former pastor of United Church of Walsenburg. She taught school in Walsenburg for 20 years and was principal of Hill School for two years.

Barter, Mary
Mary Barter - Blue Valley Times - May 3, 1912 - Two Women are Drowned - Pueblo - Blinded by the heavy rains and failing to hear the warning cry of the man on horseback who was piloting them through the storm, Miss Mary Barter, aged twenty-three, and a woman with whom she lived on a dry claim, Mrs. Springer, aged about sixty, were drowned near Haswell in Kiowa county. The wagon in which they were riding went into an arroya which had become a river of raging waters a mile wide.

Barth, Glen L.
Glen L. Barth - Pueblo Chieftain - November 01, 1998 - Glen L. Barth, age 88, of Holly, Colo., departed this life Oct. 30, 1998. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at the Holly United Methodist Church. Burial at the Holly Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the Holly United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions to the Holly Volunteer Ambulance Fund.

Barth, Minnie
Minnie Barth – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – July 3, 1873 – We regret to learn that P. J. Barth's little daughter, Minnie, died yesterday afternoon. The cause of death, we understand to have been cholera infantum. The loss of this charming little one is keenly felt by the parents, and casts a cloud of sorrow over their household that will not soon pass away, even through the warmest sympathy of friends. The funeral will take place from St. Peter's Church, at half past two o'clock, today, July third.

Barthel, Clover
Clover Barthel - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2003 - Clover Barthel, 89, passed away Oct. 17, 2003, in Pueblo. Survived by her husband, Floyd R. Barthel, Grand Junction, Colo.; daughter, Betty Sanders, Pueblo; grandchildren, Ralph (Apple) Sanders and Rick (Molly) Sanders, all of Pueblo; great-grandchildren, Rick (Lupe) Sanders, Jeremiah Carlstrom and Amy (John) Voss; great-great-grandson, Jayden Sanders and her sister, Mary (George) Kristoff and family of Sacramento, Calif. Also survived by close friends, Richard and Connie Humphrey of Grand Junction. There will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Barthleson, Janie S.
Janie S. Barthleson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 1929 - Mrs. Janie S. Barthleson, age 44 years, died at the residence, 624 West Fourteenth street, Saturday evening. She is survived by her husband, Claude Barthleson and seven children. The body is being cared for at the Davis Mortuary.

Bartleson, Maxine
Maxine Bartleson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 2001 - Maxine Bartleson, 79, passed away Dec. 2, 2001. Beloved wife of William L. Bartleson. Much loved mother and grandmother of Judy (Donald), Stephen (Trina), Joy and Shana Dowd of Penrose, Colo. Friend and co-worker of many people during her long career in banking and other business endeavors. At Maxine's request, no service will be held.

Bartleson-Danielson, Eva L.
Eva L. Bartleson-Danielson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2002 - Eva L. Bartleson-Danielson passed away June 9, 2002, in Pueblo. She was born March 31, 1924, in Kingman, Kan., to George and Linnie Walters Reid and had lived in Pueblo since 1942. Eva was employed at Pueblo Bank and Trust for 48 years and was a charter member of the King of Kings Lutheran Church where she was very active. Mrs. Danielson was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, John L. Bartleson and D. Howard Danielson; and a son, Michael Greene-Bartleson. She is survived by her sons, Jeff (Rose) Bartleson of Pueblo, Doug (Susan) Danielson of Denver; sisters, Mable (Lynn) Mark of Colorado City, Hazel (Joseph) Pires of Missouri; a sister-in-law, Wilnet Reid of Maine; a brother-in-law, Bill Bartleson of Pueblo; her grandchildren, Curtis (Kenna) Simpson of Pueblo, Michael (Jamie) Simpson of Nebraska, Jacob Greene-Merrion of Littleton; a great-grandson, Carter Simpson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Danielson will lie in state at the mortuary from 3 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2002, at 11 a.m. in the King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Donations in memory of Eva may be made to the King of Kings Lutheran Church Memorial Scholarship Fund direct or through the mortuary.

Bartlett, Charley F.
Charley F. (Buzz) Bartlett - Sapulpa Herald, Creek Co., Oklahoma - December 6, 1987 - Charley F. (Buzz) Bartlett, 89, Sapulpa, died Saturday at Bartlett Memorial Medical Center. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, Sapulpa, with the Rev. Thomas Eggebeen officiating. Burial will be in South Heights Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. The son of Harry W. and Maud Bartlett, he was born Nov 28, 1897, on the Bartlett farm north of Mannford, Indian Territory. He attended Mannford grade school. As a student at Sapulpa High School, he was a star quarterback and halfback on the Chieftain football teams from 1915-1917. Mr. Bartlett continued his education at Kemper Military Academy, Oklahoma Epwirth University at Guthrie and finally at the University of Oklahoma. He played football at O.U. under veteran coach Bennie Owen. In 1918, following the O.U.-Kansas game he and some teammates entered the U.S. Army. During military service, he was stationed at Camp Zachery Taylor in Booneville, Ky. After World War I, he began cattle ranching in the Huerfano River area in Colorado. He married Genevieve Sexauer at Guthrie, Okla., on Dec 17, 1919. She preceded him in death. During a recession in the beef industry in 1924, he joined his father in the oil business in Creek County. He was a driller, truck driver, tool dresser and pusher. He joined his brother Edward Bartlett in the Bartlett Collins Glass industry in 1930. He served in the production and sales departments. Charley was vice president of the company until the death of his brother, Edward in 1979. He served as president until his retirement in 1981 after 51 years with the company. Buzz Bartlett donated generously to many charities including the Bartlett Memorial Medical Center. He and his brother, Dr. M. S. Bartlett, organized the Doc and Buzz foundation in 1964 for the purpose of presenting scholarships to deserving students at Oklahoma State University, Tulsa University and especially the University of Oklahoma. The foundation has also presented scholarship awards to outstanding football players. The most sentimental thrust of the foundations has been the support of O.U. mascots Boomer, Sooner and the Sooner Schooner. Survivors include daughter Mrs. Joe (Peggy) Sherwood of Sapulpa; brother Dr. M. S. Bartlett of Sapulpa; two grandsons and six great-grandchildren.

Bartlett, Clara V.
Clara V. Bartlett - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2003 - Clara V. Bartlett, 77, passed away March 18, 2003. She is predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Raymond L. Bartlett; and parents, Melvin Frederick and Lena Richardson. She is survived by her children, Carol (Jerry) Hunter, Allan J. Bartlett and Douglas M. Bartlett; grandchildren, Dena Hunter Truman, Tiffany Hunter and Elise Howland; great-grandchild, Melea Krabach; siblings, Dorothy (Paul) Kovach, Shirley Standfill and Albert Richardson; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews. Clara retired from Colorado State Hospital after 30 years of service as a registered nurse. She was a beloved mother and sister and hero to all who knew her. Her inspiration in our lives will carry forward through the many generations who were blessed by her presence, her guidance and her example. She devoted her retirement to caring for her husband and her family, including her circle of friends, bingo buddies and slot-playing pals. Clara would have us all to know: only the good is real. She was good to all of us. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Reception to follow chapel service at Imperial Reception Hall.

Bartlett, Raymond L.
Raymond L. Bartlett - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 2001 - Raymond L. Bartlett born June 13, 1925, in Detroit, Mich., left to be with his heavenly Father on Sept. 30, 2001. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 55 years, Clara Bartlett; children, Carol (Gerald) Hunter, Allan (Linda) Bartlett and Douglas Bartlett; two granddaughters; two grandsons; two great-granddaughters; numerous nieces and nephews; 10 siblings; and all family members of the Bartlett and Richardson families. Ray resided in Pueblo since 1946. He was an avid stamp collector, loved classical music and was an artist (painter). He was a member of Aerie No. 145 Eagles Lodge. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Friends and relatives will be received at Imperial Reception Hall following the ceremony. Services will be conducted by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Bartlett-Miller, Lena
Lena Bartlett-Miller - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - October 22, 1915 - Mother of Nine Dies - Adams - Mrs. Lena Bartlett-Miller died here after a short illness. Her husband is a gardener. She leaves a family of nine children, the youngest being about seven months old.

Bartley, A. Elizabeth
A. Elizabeth Bartley - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 1999 - A. Elizabeth Bartley, 85, passed away Aug. 4, 1999. Preceded in death by husband, Thomas L. Bartley, and brother, Palmer McCloskey. Survived by three stepchildren and brothers and sisters, Donald McCloskey, Maurice McCloskey, Eloise DeGeer and Christena McFatridge. Mrs. Bartley is retired from the Army Nurse Corps and the Colorado State Hospital. Immediate cremation, Almont Crematory. Graveside inurnment, Monday, 10 a.m., Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations can be made to the Colorado Mental Health Institute Auxiliary through the funeral home.

Bartley, DeLois Jean
DeLois Jean Bartley - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 1999 - DeLois Jean Bartley, age 67, passed away July 6, 1999. Wife of Dr. Thomas D. Bartley, of the family home in Beulah and mother of Thomas E. Bartley, Gainesville, Fla., Jacquelyn Bartley, Columbia, S.C. and Marianne Bartley-Lehman (Jeffrey), Fulton, Mo. Survived also by her mother, Delia Walters of Pueblo, Colo.; grandchildren, Antoinette Bartley and Thomas W. Bartley of Denver, Colo.; and her cousin, Sharon Strephmeier of Marion, Ill. Mrs. Bartley was born in Marion, Ill, graduated from Washington University School of Nursing and served as a registered nurse for many years at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Beulah, where she served as choir director and Eucharist minister. She also was active in parish work at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Gainesville, Fla. before she and Dr. Bartley returned to Pueblo in 1988. Member of Beulah Belles, Beulah Book Club and the Beulah Card Club. She also enjoyed cooking and was active in the Alachua County Riding Association in Gainesville and was a docent at Rosemount Museum. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 2:30 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Beulah, Colo. Interment, Beulah Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Memorials may be made to the Washington University School of Nursing Scholarship Program in care of the funeral home office. The family will greet friends at the parish hall following the interment service.

Bartley, John Gordon
John Gordon Bartley - Pueblo Chieftain - January 6, 1987 - John Gordon Bartley, 75, of Denver. Born in Sheridan Lake, Colo., June 15, 1911. He moved to Pueblo at an early age with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bartley. He was a graduate of the School of Law at the University of Colorado in Boulder. In 1940, he married Cora Mae Stamps. They lived in Pueblo where he practiced law for 20 years and also served as police magistrate. In 1959, he was appointed referee in bankruptcy for the state of Colorado, and he and his family moved to Denver. From 1964 until his retirement in 1976, he served as legal counsel for the Small Business Administration in Denver. He was also a member of Elks Lodge No. 90. He is survived by his wife, Cora Mae Bartley; daughter, Ann Zarn of Conifer; sons, Don, Jay, and Lee Bartley; four grandchildren, Megan, Sarah and David Bartley and Drew Zarn; sisters, Mrs. Frank Mooney and Virginia Root and brother, Robert Bartley. Funeral services were held Jan. 5 at Fairmount Mortuary, Denver. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Bartlo, A. N.
A. N. Bartlo – Telluride Daily Journal – March 16, 1906 – Frightful Wreck – Fast Passenger Trains Meet in Head On Collision – Note: A. N. Bartlo is listed among the dead of the Adobe Train Disaster, March 16, 1906. A. N. Bartlo: From Salida, Colorado, age 44. Note: A. N. Bartlo was buried in Fairview Cemetery in Salida, Chaffee County, Colorado. Cemetery records state that he was born in December (1859?) 1861 and died on March 16, 1906. Source: Colorado newspaper coverage. See Adobe Train Wreck, 1906 for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Bartlo, Grace
Grace Bartlo – Telluride Daily Journal – March 16, 1906 – Frightful Wreck – Fast Passenger Trains Meet in Head On Collision – Note: Grace Bartlo is listed among the dead of the Adobe Train Disaster, March 16, 1906. Grace Bartlo: From Salida, Colorado, age 16. Note: Grace Bartlo is listed on a marker in Fairview Cemetery in Salida, Chaffee County, Colorado. Her body was never recovered. Cemetery records state that she was born on January 1, 1890 and died on March 16, 1906. Source: Colorado newspaper coverage. See Adobe Train Wreck, 1906 for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Bartolo, Joseph
Joseph Bartolo - Pueblo Chieftain - October 02, 2005 - Joseph Bartolo, 74, formerly of Pueblo, died Sept. 28, 2005, in Broomfield. Service will be held at Holy Name Catholic Church, 3290 W. Milan in Englewood, Colo., 80110, at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005. Viewing will be at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be at Fort Logan at 1 p.m. following the service. He is survived by children, Tracy Rogers, Scott (Julie) Bartolo, Cheri Bartolo, Christy (Larry) Wilson, Michael Bartolo, Anthony (Lean) Bartolo; brother, Peter (Althea) Bartolo; sister, Marie (Joe) Marcovecchio; and ex-wife, Charlotte Bartolo. For more information, call Michael Bartolo at 720-935-5669. Arrangements through All Veterans Funeral Home, Wheatridge, Colo.

Bartolo, Margaret A.
Margaret A. Bartolo - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 1999 - Margaret A. Bartolo, 41, daughter of Linda and Frank Bartolo Sr., departed this life Sept. 22, 1999. Margaret was preceded in death by grandparents, Joseph and Josephine Corsentino and Rocco and Maria Bartolo; and beloved aunt, Alvira Mauro. She is survived by her parents, Frank and Linda Bartolo; sister, Jodene (Doug) Kissler, Castle Rock; brothers, Frank Jr. (Diana) Bartolo, Anthony (Sandra) Bartolo, David (Joelen) Bartolo, all of Pueblo, and Michael (Kyle) Bartolo, Rocky Ford. Also survived by uncles and aunts, Helen Mosco, Patti Corsentino, Sam (Connie) Corsentino, all of Pueblo, Andrew (Betty) Corsentino, Denver, and James (Cathy) Corsentino, Georgia; as well as nieces and nephews, Lauren, Nicole and Kristi Bartolo, Andrew and Samantha Bartolo, James Bartolo, Jenilyn Bartolo, Mark and Stephen Kissler; and very special cousins and friends. Margaret was born and raised on the St. Charles Mesa and attended District 70 schools, University of Southern Colorado and Phillips University. She worked as a speech-language pathologist in School District 70 until 1987 and most recently for School District 11 in Colorado Springs, where she served for 12 years. Margaret's love for and dedication to her special needs children was an inspiration to all. Her tireless efforts allowed children to flourish. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Joseph's Church in Blende. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Prospect Home Care Hospice or Early Childhood Development Center in care of the funeral home office.

Bartolo, Pete J.
Pete J. Bartolo - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2006 - Pete J. Bartolo, 79, beloved husband and father, passed away Nov. 8, 2006. Preceded in death by his father, Peter J. Bartolomucci; mother, Bernice; brothers, Anthony and Joseph. Survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Althea; son, Aaron Bartolo; sister, Marie (Joe) Marcovecchio; aunt, Marquerite Ciavaglia; uncle, Dominic Bucciarelli; numerous nieces and nephews. He was affectionately called "Papa Pete" by Chanel and Austin, children of Jeff and Roxanne James. Pete was raised in Salida, Colo., and enjoyed hunting and fishing in the mountains of that area. He was the owner and operator of many businesses throughout the years. For the last 28 years, he owned and operated AAA Bar Bakery and Restaurant Equipment Supply. Pete had a strong work ethic and enjoyed whatever venture he pursued. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Bartolomucci, Bernice
Bernice Bucciarelli Bartolomucci - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2005 - Bernice Bucciarelli Bartolomucci, 100, born Jan. 6, 1905, in Caramanica, Italy, passed away April 8, 2005. Preceded in death by her parents, Domenico and Angelantonia Bucciarelli; husband, Pete Bartolomucci; and son, Edward Bartolomucci. Survived by her children, Pete (Althea) Bartolo, Marie (Joe) Marcovecchio, and Joseph Bartolomucci; brother, Domenick Bucciarelli; sister, Marguerite Ciavaglia; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren; also preceded in death by her brothers, Joe, Jerry, Carl and Frank; sister, Rose Bucciarelli; granddaughter, Michelle Bartolomucci; and great-grandsons, Gregory Nardini and Nathan Marcovecchio. Bernice married Pete Bartolomucci on June 19, 1925. Otherwise known as "Beans, Speedy and or Grandma Grape," she enjoyed her grandchildren and was an excellent cook. Her hobbies consisted of sewing, crocheting, gardening and fishing. She was determined to live to be 100 years old and according to her she accomplished this by working hard, growing her own food and not eating out. Bernice was a member of the National Mushroom Club and enjoyed many mushroom hunting adventures. At her request, there will be no viewing. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Bartolotti, Frank
Frank Bartolotti - Akron Weekly Pioneer Press - May 8, 1914 - Ludlow Fire Horror - Blamed on Militia and Mine Guards by Coroner's Jury - Men Under Command of Linderfelt and Hamrock Fired Strikers' Tent Colony, is Finding - Trinidad, Colo. - The jury conducting the coroner's inquest into the cause of the Ludlow disaster returned a verdict Saturday implicating the militia, mine guards, Maj. Patrick Hamrock and Lieut. K. E. Linderfelt. The jury was out one hour and returned two separate counts, the first of which is as follows: "Alfred Martin, member of the militia; Presno Larce, Louis Tikas, Frank Snyder, Frank Rubins, James Tyler, Frank Bartalato and Charles Costa came to their deaths by bullet wounds in the battle between the militiamen under Major Hamrock and Lieutenant Linderfelt and mine guards, on one side, and strikers on the other; said battle held in or about Ludlow on the twentieth day of April, 1914." The second count reads: "Cardelima Costa, Petra Valdez, Rogaro Pedregone, Clovine Pedregone, Lucy Costa, Oragio Costa, Elvira Valdez, Mary Valdez, Eulaila Valdez, Rodolso Valdez, Frank Petrucci, Lucy Petrucci and Joseph Petrucci came to their deaths by asphyxiation or fire, or both, caused by the burning of the tents of the Ludlow tent colony, and that fire on the tents was started by militiamen under Major Hamrock and Lieutenant Linderfelt or mine guards, or both, on the twentieth day of April, 1914. Signed Casimiro Cruz, Foreman. George Stracy, M. W. Babcock, A. W. Nash, F. J. Doveton, J. W. Bartlett." When asked if he would file complaints against Hamrock and Linderfelt on the findings of the coroner's inquest, J. J. Hendrick, district attorney, said he would do nothing until he learned what the people most closely interested in the outcome of the inquest were going to do. Routt County Sentinel - May 8, 1914 - Commission at Ludlow Camp - Cause of All Trouble Due to the Importation of Lawless and Ignorant Foreigners - Denver, May 2 - Absolute responsibility for the fatal battle of Ludlow Monday, April 20, was placed upon the Greeks of the strikers' colony at Ludlow by the military board consisting of Judge Advocate Major E. J. Boughton, Captains W. C. Danks and Phillip S. Van Cise of the Colorado National Guard. This commission was appointed April 25 by Adjutant General Chase with instructions to report on all the incidents of the battle, preceding and subsequent, and to make such report "without malice or favor." The officers examined under oath all officers and prisoners, "as many as possible of the soldiers, deputies, mine guards and townspeople of Ludlow and nearby coal camps." They made strenuous effort to obtain testimony of strikers but without success reporting that a personal request made upon Mr. Lawson and Mr. McLennon, strike leaders, in Denver, was answered in their presence by Mr. Hawkins, their attorney, "declining to give us any information upon the ground that our inquiry was not publicly conducted." The board found that the "remote cause of this as well as other battles, lies with the coal operators who established in an American industrial community a numerous class of ignorant, lawless and savage South European peasant. The underlying cause was the presence, near Ludlow, in daily contact of three discordant elements - strikers, soldiers and mine guards - all armed and fostering an increasing deadly hatred which sooner or later was bound to find some such expression. The immediate cause of the battle upon the soldiers by the Greek inhabitants of the tent colony who misinterpreted a movement of troops on a neighboring mine." Concerning Louis Tikas, the Greek leader who was killed in the battle, the report says: "During the evening Louis Tikas, James Filer and an unknown striker were taken prisoners. Lieutenant K. E. Linderfelt swung his Springfield rifle, breaking the stock over the head of Tikas." This incident followed a heated controversy between the lieutenant and the Greek. The report continues: "An attempt to hang Tikas went so far that a rope was produced and thrown over a telegraph pole. This lynching was prevented by Lieutenant Linderfelt, who turned Tikas over to a non-commissioned officer, whom he directed to be responsible for his life. Shortly afterward all three prisoners were killed by gunshot wounds. The only bullet found in his body was of a kind not used by the soldiers, although the two other wounds might have been made by Springfield rifle bullets of the uniformed men." Relative to the suffocation and the burning of two women and eleven children in the tent colony the report says: "Eleven children and two women were smothered to death in a small pit under one of the tents. None of them was hit by a bullet. The pit was not large enough to support the life of such a number for many hours. The construction of the pit made it a veritable deathtrap and its inmates probably died from suffocation before the tents were burned. When found there were no signs that the women and children had crowded into the entrance of the pit as would have been the case had they attempted to rush out when the tent above caught fire." The report states that the colony was looted by participants and spectators in the battle and that 15,000 rounds of ammunition were taken from the tent marked "headquarters of John Lawson." Only one person was killed or wounded in the colony by a gunshot. Frank Snyder, a 12-year-old boy, was shot in the head. His father stated that evening that his boy had gone outside the tent and was shot in the forehead while facing the arroya from which the strikers fire came." The colony was not swept by machine guns. This is proved by the fact the chicken houses, out houses, tent frames and posts still standing in the colony exhibit no bullet holes while the buildings and fences along the railroad track are riddled with bullet holes made by the machine gun." The board recommended that a general court-martial be appointed to try all officers and enlisted men participating in the treatment and killing of prisoners and the burning and looting of the tent colony, that the legislature establish a permanent state constabulary so that the "young men of our national guard may be relieved from engaging in riot duty with a people numbering among them ferocious foreigners whose savagery in fight we find exemplified in the killing of Major Lester while under Red Cross protection and the maiming and mutilation of Privates Martin, Hockersmith and Chavez." The report continues: "We strongly urge the state and federal governments to proceed at once to the apprehension and punishment of all persons engaged as instigators or participants in the treasons, murders, arsons and other acts of outlawry in this state since the battle of Ludlow. We find that in apparent anticipation of a preparation for the battle of Ludlow, rifle pits were prepared by the strikers on the south side of their colony along the country roads and close to the tents and along the west side of the colony. These rifle pits show conclusively the careful and deliberate preparation of the strikers for the battle and their location along the front and side of the colony nearest to the militia camp nearest which they could not be defended against firing into the colony. Such care had the strikers themselves for their women and children, that these pits were located where any return of the fire from them would be drawn directly into the colony itself." Note: The monument to the Ludlow Massacre lists his name as Frank Bartolotti, and gives his age as 45. The newspaper listed him as Frank Bartolato.

Bartolotti, John
John Bartolotti – Pueblo Indicator – April 25, 1914 – Thirty-Three Dead at Ludlow – Mothers and Babies Slain in Safety Pits – Note: John Bartolotti is listed among the dead of the Ludlow Massacre, April 20, 1914. John Bartolotti: age 45, miner on strike. Source: Ludlow Monument. Note: The newspapers also list him as John Bartolino and John Bartalato. See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/ludlow.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Barton, Calvin J.
Calvin J. Barton - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 1986 - Calvin J. Barton, 79, passed away on April 22, 1986. Survived by son, Ronald L. Barton of Pueblo; brother, Raymond (Kay) Barton of Bonner Springs, Kan.; and sister, Daisy (Alvin) Englebrecht of Idaho. Mr. Barton was born Dec. 16, 1906, in Otho, Iowa, and lived in Pueblo for the last 40 years. He was a retired laundry worker from Colorado State Hospital. Visitation hours from noon until 5 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24 at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Hillcrest, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 225 Nelson following interment.

Barton, James K.
James K. Barton - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1987 - James K. Barton, 73, passed away at St. Joseph Hospital in Florence on Nov. 28, 1987. Mr. Barton is survived by his wife, Mary Barton; six children, Maureen (Rick) Smith of Georgia, Eileen Marie, Robert (Darlene) Khaler, James R. Barton, Mary (Robert) Middelkamp, Bridget (James) Peterson, all of Pueblo. He also is survived by five brothers and sisters, Pauline Boomershine, Orval Barton, Mary Leglighter, Katherine Brown and A. L. Barton, and numerous relatives. Visitation hours from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home. Scripture service will be on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1987, at 10:30 a.m. at Imperial Chapel. Entombment at Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pieta Mausoleum.

Barton, John J.
John J. Barton - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2002 - John J. Barton, of Pueblo, passed away May 8, 2002, at Life Care Center of Pueblo. Born March 22, 1920, in May's County, Okla. Preceded in death by his parents, O.W. and Bertha Lee Barton; three brothers; a son; and one grandson. Survived by his loving wife, Charlotta of the family home; children, John W. (Jeannette) of South Carolina, Tom (Luise) of Wyoming, Linda (L.R.) Martin of Pueblo, Glenn of Pueblo, Dennis (Christy) of Trinidad, Ken (Pam) of Pueblo; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Sylvia Palmer and Myrtle Renard of Muskogee, Okla. John loved bowling, fishing and he was an avid Broncos and Oklahoma Sooners fan. He retired from the CF&I after 28 years of service in 1982. John served in the Philippine Islands during WWII. John also was very honored to have served as Honor Guard for First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. At his request, private services with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Barton, Shane A.
Shane A. Barton - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 2003 - Shane A. Barton went home Dec. 12, 2003. He is survived by friends and extended family including the Barton, Smith, Two Bear, and Thomlison families. Services to be held Dec. 20th, 10:00 a.m., at 625 East 7th Street.

Basakas, Haris
Haris Basakas – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Haris Basakas is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Haris Basakas: Greek, age 36, married with one surviving child. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Basch, Harold J.
Harold J. Basch - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2000 - Harold J. Basch, 75, Pueblo, Feb. 25. Inurnment, Trinidad Cemetery. Funeral Home, Trinidad. Family may be contacted at 303-426-4749. [No additional information.]

Basgal, Dolores
Dolores DeGrado Basgal - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 1987 - Dolores DeGrado Basgal of 2851 Lancaster, June 12, 1987. Wife of Raymond Basgal. Mother of Wilbert DeGrado, Pueblo; and Carl (Myra) DeGrado, Aurora, Colo. Sister of Margie Coffey, Pleasanton, Texas; Marie James, Pueblo; and Donald (Betty) Vaughn, Pueblo. Stepmother of Ramona (Robert) Kent, St. George, Utah; Pamela (Lance) Fry, Fresno, Calif.; Vickie (Nick) Durand, Albuquerque, N.M.; Zoetta (Dan) Reimer, Colorado Springs; and Brenda Thornton, Albuquerque, N.M. Survived also by 15 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and a host of other relatives and friends. Born in Sugar City. Mrs. Basgal was a longtime resident of Pueblo. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, where services will be held. Rosary recitation, 8 p.m. Sunday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn. Friends will be received at the home of Wilbert DeGrado, 1341S. Lane 25, after the Mass on Monday. Please omit donations of food and flowers. Those who wish are asked to send memorials to the St. Paul United Methodist Church Day Care, c/o St. Paul United Methodist Church, 107 E. Routt, Pueblo, 81004.

Basques, Bonifacio
Bonifacio Basques - Westland News - August 21, 1919 - Bonifacio Basques was killed and his father-in-law, Rufacio Garcia, dangerously wounded following a quarrel at a dance hall with two men at Pueblo, said to have been Juan Trajilla and Joe Savas. The quarrel started in the hall because the alleged murderers objected to criticism by Garcia as to their actions. It was finished in the street an hour or so later, when Trajilla and Savas are said to have drawn revolvers and fired upon Basques and Garcia.

Basquez, Delfino Jr.
Delfino Basquez Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2004 - Delfino Basquez Jr., 73, passed away Aug. 24, 2004 from a long fight with cancer. He was born May 7, 1931 to Della Aragon and Delfino Basquez in Trinidad. He served in the Army and then was employed by the Army Depot until retirement. He is survived by his wife Betty Basquez, Canon City; one brother: Leroy (Gloria) Basquez, Pueblo; three sisters: Corrine (Johnny) O'Quinn, South Carolina, Della Mestas, Pueblo, Josie (John) Gomez, California; four sons: Robert (Gloria) Blea, Colorado Springs, Rudy Basquez, Rye, Rodney Basquez, Pueblo, Kenny (Geri) Basquez, Pueblo, three daughters, Irene Basquez, Denver, Nancy (Juan) Aragon, Pueblo, Tracie Basquez Colorado Springs; seventeen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, several nephews, nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by both parents and daughter-in-law Sally Basquez. Family and friends are invited to gather at 1810 E. 18th St. in Pueblo or 1405 Sherman in Canon City on Aug. 29, 2004, 1:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Sept. 2, 2004, 11:00 a.m. at Cotopaxi Community Church in Cotopaxi. Burial will follow in Rye at Sunnybrook Cemetery.

Basquez, Joseph N.
Joseph N. Basquez - Fort Collins Coloradoan - August 15, 2004 - Joseph N. Basquez, 73, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, at his home in Northglenn. A service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 11385 Grant St. in Northglenn, followed by interment at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd. in Denver. Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, and a rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Olinger Highland Mortuary, 10201 Grant St. in Thornton. Joseph N. Basquez was born on Jan. 8, 1931, in Branson, the son of the late Joseph I. and Delphina Basquez. He married Gloria J. Baca, of Trinidad, on Aug. 17, 1957, in Raton, N.M. He graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1949 and from Adams State College in 1959. He served in the Navy as a boatman's mate aboard the USS Telfair from 1950 to 1954. Joseph was a corporate field audit supervisor for the Colorado Department of Revenue for 34 years. He retired in 1993. He was a member of the Elks Club in Denver. He loved golfing, traveling and spending time with family. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Gloria, 63, of Northglenn; sons, Edward, 46, and his wife, Patricia, 46, of Northglenn, and Alan, 40, of Northglenn; daughters, Donna Massongill, 43, of Thornton, and Anna Basquez, 29, of Fort Collins; six granddaughters; and two great-grandsons. Joseph's surviving siblings include brothers George and Wilfred, both of Denver, Paul, of Lakewood, and Chris, of Highlands Ranch; and sisters Amy Mondragon, of Arvada, and JoAnn Keith, of Johnstown. Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

Basquez, Maximo
Maximo Basquez – Haswell Herald – August 24, 1916 – Mike Bargues, 27, was shot in the stomach and fatally wounded by Sadie Lawson, with whom, the police say, he had been living at 1309 Elm street, in Pueblo. Bayfield Blade – October 6, 1916 – Woman Guilty of Manslaughter – Pueblo – Mrs. Sadie Lawson, charged with the murder of Maximo Basquez on the night of Aug. 15, was found guilty of manslaughter after the jury had been out over five hours. The jury recommended the leniency of the court. The conviction of Mrs. Lawson was the second one of the week in which a woman was found guilty of manslaughter in the District Court. Mrs. Martha Gallimore received a like verdict for the murder of Albert Long.

Basquez, Modesto Bonifacio
Modesto Bonifacio "Mo" Basquez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2005 - Modesto Bonifacio "Mo" Basquez, 58, born Nov. 1, 1946, went home to be with the Lord on March 10, 2005. Preceded in death by his father, Manuel Basquez. Survived by his mother, Mary Basquez; sisters, Elena (O'Neill) Wolf, Patricia (Angel) Del Real; brother, Robert (Bertha) Basquez; sister, Vivian Lucero; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and friends. Modesto was a veteran of the Vietnam War where he served as a Spec. 4 Combat Engineer. He was an artistic soul who enjoyed painting and creating artwork. Modesto will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Private inurnment to follow service with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family would like to thank Westwind and the staff for there services and care.

Bassett James D.
James D. "Papa" Bassett - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2002 - James D. "Papa" Bassett died July 5, 2002, in a Texarkana, Texas, hospital after a two-year battle with cancer. Mr. Bassett was born Sept. 3, 1931, in Chelsea, Okla. He was formerly of Pueblo, Colo. Mr. Bassett was a member of Grace Church of Nash, Texas, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans and retired from Red River Army Depot as a woodworker. Mr. Bassett was an avid fisherman and traveler and loved camping in the Colorado Rockies. He was a former member of St. Charles Senior Citizens Club and Share Colorado in Pueblo, Colo. He was preceded in death by his father Albert Bassett. Mr. Bassett is survived by his wife Judy Bassett of Texarkana, Texas; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dona and Richard Skaggs of Pueblo, Colo., Tami and Randy Henson of Texarkana, Texas; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Mike and Jamie Bassett of Texarkana, Texas, and Russell Bassett of Texarkana, Texas; seven grandchildren, Jennifer (Steven) Hicks, Bradley Bassett, Randy Henson Jr., Ashley Bassett, Sandi Bassett and Brittney Bassett, all of Texarkana, Texas, and Jeremy Skaggs of Pueblo, Colo.; his mother, Ann Bassett of Pueblo, Colo.; two sisters, Joanna (Wayne) Miller and Kay (Fred) Quint, both of Pueblo, Colo.; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at Roselawn Chapel, Roselawn Cemetery & Funeral Home, interment to follow. The family will be at 191 Lakeshore Drive, Texarkana, TX, 75501, and at 1576 Bronco Drive, Pueblo, CO, 81006.

Bassett, Ann
Ann Bassett – Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2009 - Ann Bassett, 95, passed away Aug. 10, 2009. Survived by her children, JoAnn (Wayne) Miller of Pueblo West and Kay (Fred) Quint of Pueblo; daughter-in-law, Judy Bassett of Texarkana, Texas; ten grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and ten great-great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Albert Bassett; son, James Bassett; granddaughter, Sherri Bothwell; and five brothers. Ann was born to Denton and Glessie Iiams on Oct. 15, 1913, in Pueblo, Colo. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting. Viewing, from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, and service, 10:30 A.M. Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Waudell Maple officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Bassett, C. R.
C. R. Bassett – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – April 19, 1877 – Mr. C. R. Bassett, late of Moline, Illinois, died at his room on the lower end of Santa Fe avenue yesterday afternoon. The deceased came to Colorado about four weeks since, suffering with a bronchial disease which he hoped our climate would cure. Like many others he delayed coming too long, and the change only hastened his death. It seems strange that so many persons suffering with lung and throat diseases will delay coming to Colorado until they are ready for the grave, and then leave their homes and friends to die among strangers. The effects of the dead man were turned over to the probate judge.

Bassett, Debra Jean
Debra Jean Bassett - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 1999 - Debra Jean Bassett, 43, of Mesa, Ariz., Passed away Friday, July 23, 1999, in Mesa. Mrs. Bassett, a homemaker, was born in Craig, Colo., and raised in Pueblo Survivors include her husband, Dan- son, Justin- daughter, Erica-parents, Alvy and Dorothy Mennelus, scores of boys and girls that called the Bassett house their second home. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Memorial Gardens. Visitation, 5-8 p.m. Friday.

Bassett, Ella
Mrs. Ella Bassett - World Independent – September 10, 1956 - Mrs. Ella Bassett Dies In Pueblo Hospital, Aged 79 - Mrs. Ella Bassett, 79, resident of Huerfano County since 1898 died in a Pueblo hospital this morning after a three weeks illness. Mrs. Bassett was born in Rice, Texas, May 18, 1877. As a young woman she came to Walsenburg and had made this her home since that time. She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Leslie of Walsenburg and Charles of Los Angeles, by ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be announced later by the Burress Memorial Chapel.

Bassett, Lillian
Lillian Bassett - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 1987 - Lillian Bassett, July 19, 1987. Wife of Ellsworth Leroy Bassett, who passed away Feb. 11, 1971, and mother of Robert (Claire) Bassett; John (Mabel) Bassett and Walter (Ellen) Bassett, all of Pueblo. Survived also by her 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law, Albert (Ann) Bassett, Pueblo; and Charles Bassett, Rocky Ford, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bassett was a longtime member of Liberty Baptist Church, where the funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, under the direction of Pastor William L. Waye. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Liberty Baptist Church in Mrs. Bassett 's memory.

Bassett, Misty Eve
Misty Eve Bassett - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 2000 - Misty Eve Bassett passed away on July 5, 2000, in Jackson, Miss., as the result of an automobile accident. Misty was born Feb, 4, 1984, in Colorado City, Colo., and had lived in Portugal and Luxenburg, before moving to Bolton, Miss., just over two years ago. She was a student at Rebul Academy and was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her survivors include her parents, Cabot and Anita Bassett, of Bolton, Miss.; five sisters, Heather Roquemore of Denver, Colo., Heidi Bassett of Preston, England, Summer Bassett, Ashley Bassett and Aspen Bassett, all of Bolton, Miss., three brothers, Clinton Bassett of Fort Collins, Cade Bassett of Logan, Utah, and Shane Bassett of Rexburg, Idaho; her grandmother, Margaret Evenson of Rye; and her grandfather, Herald Bassett of Lovell, Wyo. Friends are invited to gather at the Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints in Rye at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000. Graveside services and interment will follow in the Brookside Cemetery in Rye.

Bassett, Roberta Naomi
Roberta Naomi Bassett - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 1986 - Roberta Naomi Bassett, 75, 1402 Washington, Rocky Ford, died Saturday, Nov. 15, at the home of her son in Fowler. Survived by husband, Charlie Bassett of Rocky Ford; son, Martin (Mikell Ann) Bassett, Fowler; three brothers, R. C. Yoder and Owen Yoder, Rocky Ford, and Arrild Yoder, Memford, Ore.; sister, Mabel Chowning, Rocky Ford; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Service, 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, Emmanuel Chapel, Ninth and Pine, Rocky Ford. Burial, Hillcrest Cemetery.

Bassetti, Jimmie P.
Jimmie P. Bassetti - Pueblo Chieftain - March 09, 1999 - Jimmie P. Bassetti, 87, was called by the Lord on March 7, 1999. She was born in Boswell, Okla., on Oct. 24, 1911, to Lois (Morrow) and Bill Williams. Jimmie spent most of her life in Aguilar among her many dear friends. Her greatest love was Jesus and her family. Jimmie loved cooking and baking. She prepared many large meals on many occasions. Jimmie loved to make things with her hands, afghans, pillows and blankets for the children. She loved the spring and enjoyed working in her yard. Jimmie and Joe Bassetti had two sons, Joe Jr. and Larry W.- and one daughter, Bobbie Jean. Preceding her in death are parents, Lois and Bill Williams- stepfather, Charles B. Smith- beloved husband, Joe Bassetti- infant son, J.C. Bassetti- sister, Eunice Serra-brothers-in-law, Maurice Bisulco, Gregg DeBella- sisters-in-law, Iva Smith, Mabel Smith- and infant great-grandson, Dustin Horvat. Jimmie leaves to love her son, Joe (Phyllis) Bassetti Jr., Pueblo- granddaughters, Darlene Bassetti, Fort Collins, Tami (Allen) Horvat, Pueblo- great-grandchildren, Shandra, Brandon and Jared Horvat, Pueblo- grandson, Anthony (Debbie) Bassetti, Pueblo-great-grandchildren, Terren Nicol and Elle Marie Bassetti, Pueblo- son, Larry(Grace) Bassetti, Tucson, Ariz.- grandson, Gary (Nora) Bassetti, Lafayette, Colo.- great-grandchildren, Kyle and Travis Bassetti, Lafayette, Colo.-grandson, Chris (Shawna) Bassetti, Thornton- great-granddaughter, Rene O'Brien, Thornton- grandson, Mark (Brin) Bassetti, Boulder- daughter, Bobbie Jean (Matt) Lucero, Aguilar- grandson, Robbie (Kim) Lucero, Aguilar-great-granddaughter, Brooke Lucero, Aguilar- granddaughter, Robin (Jack)Stanton, Pueblo- great-grandson, Jake Stanton, Pueblo- sisters, Evelyn Bisulco, Trinidad, Julie DeBella, Trinidad- brothers, C.B. Smith, Pueblo, John Carol Smith, Colorado Springs- brother-in-law, John Serra, Aguilar-sister-in-law, Louise Bassetti, Grand Junction- numerous nieces, nephews another relatives. Jimmie will be sadly missed by her family and dear friends living in the Grand Junction, Trinidad, Aguilar and Walsenburg areas. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon-2 p.m. at St. Anthony Church in Aguilar. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 10, 1999, at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony Church with Father Ben Bacino, Father George Uralikunnel and Pastor Bud Van Lue officiating. Interment will follow at the K.P. Cemetery. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Anthony Parish Hall. Honorary pallbearers are Allen Horvat, grandson, J.C. Serra, nephew, Angelo Pugnetti, Bill Smith, Jody Smith and John Serra. Active pallbearers are grandsons, Anthony Bassetti, Gary Bassetti, Chris Bassetti, Mark Bassetti, Robbie Lucero and Jack Stanton. The family maybe contacted at 410 E. Main, Aguilar. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home

Bassetti, Joe
Joe Bassetti - Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 1987 - Joe Bassetti of Aguilar, April 7, 1987, at Mt. San Rafael Hospital, Trinidad, at age 78. Mr. Bassetti was preceded in death by his father, Donato; stepfather, Marco Moser; mother, Annie Moser; sister, Annie, and brother, Vince Bassetti. Survived by his wife, Jimmie; sons, Joe Jr. (Phyllis) Bassetti, Pueblo, Larry (Grace) Bassetti, Boulder, and a daughter, Bobby Jean (Matt) Lucero, Aguilar; sisters, Angelina Toller, Walsenburg, and Esther (Bill) Bressan, Grand Junction; mother-in-law, Lois Smith, Aguilar; sisters-in-law, Louise Bassetti, Grand Junction, Evelyn (Maurice) Bisulco and Julie (Gregg) DeBella, Trinidad, and Eunice (John) Serra, Aguilar; brothers-in-law, Carol Smith, Leadville, and C. B. (Iva) Smith, Pueblo; grandchildren, Darlene (Jim) Anderson, Fort Collins, Tami (Allen) Horvat, Pueblo, Gary (Nora), Chris, and Mark Bassetti, Boulder, and Robbie, and Robin Lucero, Aguilar; great-grandchildren, Shandra and Brandon Horvat, Pueblo; also nieces, nephews and other relatives. Born in Berwind June 18, 1908, he worked in the coal mines in his early life and became a self-taught welder, mechanic, body and parts man, and was bookkeeper for the Ford Motor Co. in Aguilar. He became owner and operator of the Navajo Service Station arid Repair Shop until he was forced to retire due to illness. He lived in Aguilar all his life, where he raised his family and enjoyed his dear friends. Mr. Bassetti belonged to Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1727, and the Mohawk Tribe 38. In his younger years, he was active in town government, serving on the Aguilar town board. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Services for Mr. Bassetti will be 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Mary Church, with the Revs. Tom Quinn and Lee Kline officiating. Interment, K. P. Cemetery, Aguilar. Pallbearers for Mr. Bassetti will be his grandsons, Anthony, Gary, Chris, and Mark Bassetti, Robbie Lucero, and nephew J.C. Cerra Family may be contacted at the family residence in Aguilar.

Bassi, Bert
Bert Bassi – Bayfield Blade – May 28, 1915 – As a result of a self-administered dose of strychnine taken at the Monte Cristo saloon in Trinidad, when in the company with a woman by the name of Muriel Vendome, Bert Bassi died on a cot at the police station.

Bassi, Louis
Louis "Louie" Bassi - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2003 - Louis "Louie" Bassi, 81, passed away April 7, 2003. He is preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and one sister. Survived by brother, Mario (Josephine) Bassi, Monte Vista, Colo.; sister-in-law, Rose Bassi, Loveland, Colo.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Louie served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the South Pacific and was a member of St. Patrick Church. He was a certified public accountant and loved fishing and the outdoors, especially the Cuchara area, and was an avid mushroom hunter. Louie was a very caring person, always giving of his time and talent to anyone in need. Visitation from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Pius X Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Note: Mr. Bassi's and Mrs. O'Rourke's funerals will be held at the same time and place.

Bastian, Dorothy May
Dorothy May Bastian - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2002 - Dorothy May Bastian, 78, born on Jan. 20, 1924, in Fowler, Colo., passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2002, in Olympia, Wash. She is preceded in death by her husband, Maurice; and survived by her children, Myrna Kelloff and Milton Bastian; her sister, Mary Spargur; and two grandchildren. Viewing will be 10 a.m. to noon Monday morning, Aug. 12, 2002, followed by funeral services at 2 p.m., both to be held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Her final resting place will be Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Basto, Frank
Frank Basto – Durango Democrat – February 11, 1909 – His Paltry Gold is a Misers Lot – (By Associated Press.) – Pueblo, Colo., Feb. 10. – Frank Basto, an Italian hermit known to have had considerable money was murdered in cold blood tonight at his house.  Robbery was supposed to be the motive.  The murderer escaped leaving no clew.

Batchelder, Michael Dee
Michael Dee Batchelder - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2002 - Michael Dee Batchelder, 47, of Avondale passed away July 29, 2002. Cremation has taken place. [No additional information available.]

Bate, Royal William
Royal William Bate - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 2004 - Royal William Bate, an Oak Creek, Colo., resident, went to be with the Lord May 8, 2004. Royal was born in Fillmore, Utah, on July 18, 1916, to Harry and Lilah Bate. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mildred L. Bate; daughter, Gayle (Rex) Keller of Oak Creek, Colo.; grandson, Troy (Brenda) Keller of Rio Rancho, N.M.; granddaughter, Tina (Tom) Holliday, Oak Creek, Colo.; three great-grandchildren, Sami Jo Keller, Garret and Kaci Holliday; brother, Ronny Bate, Wetmore, Colo.; sister, Nelda Bass, Canon City, Colo.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Randall; sisters, Norma Gene Storms and Neva Clair Chiaro. Royal retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1973 after 30 years of service. After retiring, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City, Colo.

Bates, Charles E.
Charles Emerson Bates - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2002 - Charles Emerson Bates, 55, passed on Oct. 13, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. Chuck was born Dec. 1, 1946, in Granada Hills, Calif. His parents, Erica and Pat Bates, and a favorite uncle, Bill Thorn, all of California, preceded him in death. Chuck is survived by his wife, Mary; three sons, Chris, Noah and Colin; a brother, Robert (Sara) Bates of California; and aunts, Patsy Thorn of California and Wyoming Engstrom of Wyoming. Chuck had especially close friendships with the library board president, Glenn Ballantyne, and his sister-in-law, Susan Becchetti, of California. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Valparaiso University in 1968. As a member of the National Teacher Corps, he earned a Master of Urban Education from Loyola University, Chicago. In 1973, he received his Master of Arts in Information Science from Dominican University, Chicago. After working in Illinois and Wisconsin libraries, Chuck moved his family to Pueblo in 1981, when Frank Barkman, then president of the library board, offered him the position of library director. As director of the Pueblo City-County Library District for 21 years, Chuck built the Lamb, Barkman and White Branch Libraries. With his leadership, the library board has successfully passed two mill levy referendums and the $14 million bond issue for the new Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library. In 1997, he received the Colorado Library Association Lifetime Achievement Award. Chuck's strong competitive spirit was expressed in his success with advancing library services countywide, and in his competitive swimming and intense practice of yoga. Chuck served leadership roles on the boards of Rosemount Museum, Rotary No. 43, Arkansas Valley Regional Library Service System and the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center. He served for six years as president of the church council of King of Kings Lutheran Church, was chairman of the call committee and played in the bell choir. There will be no public viewing. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. In an attempt to accommodate his friends, two similar memorial services will be held at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood. You are encouraged to attend at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, or 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002. The family will receive guests on Thursday from 3 until 5 p.m. at the Pueblo Country Club, 3200 Eighth Ave. In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Pueblo Library District Building Fund or to the King of Kings Lutheran Church. Donations may be made through the mortuary.

Bates, Charles R.
Charles R. Bates - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2001 - Charles R. Bates, 83, passed away May 22, 2001. Funeral services at 1 p.m. Friday at the Lamar United Methodist Church. Interment and Masonic graveside service, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Bates, Eugene Edwin
Eugene Edwin Bates - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 1999 - Eugene Edwin Bates, 71, passed away at his home on April 19, 1999. He had been a resident of Pueblo since 1962. Born in Port Washington, Wis., on April 25, 1927. Preceded in death by his father, Ray E. Bates- and recently by his mother, Lucile Joy Bates. Survived by his wife of 49 years, Doris A. (Towne) Bates- daughters, Patti (Rex) Garza, Beulah, Colo., and Peggy (Charlie) Gonzales, Colorado Springs, Colo.- and son, Ray (Cindy) Bates, Beulah, Colo. Grandfather of Jody and Cody Gonzales, Colorado Springs, Colo., Jenifer and Nick Bates, Pueblo, Colo., and Rex and Julie Garza, Granada Hills, Calif. Mr. Bates was a former charter member and officer of the State Four-Wheel Drive Club. Gene was retired from the Colorado Mental Health Institute and enjoyed traveling. At his request, cremation, Almont Crematory. There will be no services scheduled. Memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home office.

Bates, George
George Bates - Akron Pioneer Press - June 23, 1922 - Pueblo - George Bates, 12 years old, was burned to death while asleep in his home when fire caused by a defective flue completely destroyed the two room house occupied by his father, an uncle and himself.

Bates, Henry
Henry Bates - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2003 - Henry Bates, 80, of Pueblo, passed away April 25, 2003. Born Aug. 1, 1922, in Arkinda, Ark. Survived by his loving wife, Goldie Bates; children, Linda Lisenby, Loretta Bates, Dave Bates, Reba Brannum and Kelly Bates; sister, Shirley (Winifred) Tunnell; seven grandchildren. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Faith Baptist Church. Officiant, Pastor Clay Austin. Interment, Roselawn.

Bates, Oriska K.
Oriska K. Bates - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 1999 - Oriska K. Bates, 81, passed away March 5, 1999. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, at the Lamar United Methodist Church. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 2-5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Battaglia, Mary M.
Mary M. Battaglia - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2002 - Age 88, born March 5, 1913, passed away Feb. 17, 2002. Predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Russell Battaglia; and brothers, Tony and Frank "Sharky" Masciantonio. Survived by son, Joe R. (Dorothy) Battaglia; grandchildren, Mario (Jacqueline) Battaglia, Pueblo West, and Corey Battaglia, Denver; great-grandchildren, Morgan and Taylor Battaglia; nephew, Joe (Wilma) Lindenmeier; sisters, Anna Williams and Rose Catulli, both of Pueblo, and Jeanette Coors, Texas; sisters-in-law, Mae Rogers and Doris Masciantonio; special friend, Eda Hamilton; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was a loving wife and mother and enjoyed being with her family. She was a longtime member of the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 FOE Ladies Auxiliary and The Ladies Fidelity Lodge. Viewing, Tuesday, noon to 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at the church hall following the entombment. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the El Pueblo Boys Ranch in her memory.

Batterton, Virgle I.
Virgle I. Batterton - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 1999 - Virgle I. Batterton, 86, passed away Aug. 30, 1999. Services, 2 p.m. Friday at the Peacock Funeral Home. Interment, Riverside Cemetery. Visitation, today from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Peacock Funeral Home.

Battiste, Camilo
Camillo Battiste - World Independent - February 21, 1930 - Many Pay Tribute To Pioneer Miner In Services Here - Camillo Battiste, Owner of Turner Boarding House, Buried Wednesday. More than 250 persons paid a final tribute to Camillo Battiste, pioneer Cameron miner, and proprietor of the Turner boarding house at funeral services held Wednesday from the St. Mary's catholic church. Battiste died in Corwin Hospital, Pueblo, Monday. He came to Colorado from Tyrol, Italy and worked at Cameron mine for 29 years. His wife, Mrs. Ida Battiste, two brothers and five sisters in Italy, and three children - Bruno, Paul, and Laura - survive. The services were in charge of Furphy Undertaking Co.

Battiste, Tony
Tony Battiste - Albuquerque Morning Journal - August 4, 1910 - Lynching Averted - Florence: To prevent a threatened lynching at the hands of his fellow countrymen, Peter Salvi, an Italian who last night shot and killed Tony Battiste, a fellow Italian in a saloon at Coal Creek, a mining camp near here, was rushed to Canon City in an automobile by the county authorities. Battiste who was a leader among the Italians espoused the cause of a cousin who was a rival of Salvi's for the affections of a young Italian girl. In the quarrel that ensued, Salvi drew a revolver and shot Battiste dead. The murder created intense excitement among the Italian miners who formed to lynch Salvi.

Battle, Marrell Clarence Sr.
Rev. Marrell Clarence Battle Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 1999 - Rev. Marrell Clarence Battle Sr., 71, Fountain, Colo., Passed away July 28,1999. Rev. Battle was the Pastor of New Life Church of God In Christ in Fountain. He maintained an outreach program where he would routinely deliver food and clothing to people in need, find shelter for those down on their luck and even take money out of his pocket to give those in need. Some were real, some were not, Rev. Battle did not care. He would say, "Well if they're not, the Lord will take care of that." Rev. Battle would always refer to himself as the "miracle man." While serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, he was wounded by a missile blast and left for dead. He was laced in a body bag and transported with other bodies to a central point. When other military personnel saw the bag moving, they got medical help. After extensive surgeries, he recovered. He received the Purple Heart, among other decorations, and retired with 30 years military service and the rank of Sergeant Major E9. In addition to pastoring his church, Rev. Battle served as the Secretary for the National Evangelist Department of Church of God In Christ. He is resident of the State Evangelist Department and Executive Finance Secretary for the Southern District of the Church of God In Christ. Rev. Battle had also served 8 years in the U.S. Navy, and 10 years as a Police officer in his home of Richmond, Va. Visitation, 7-9 p.m. Monday at Israelite Church of God in Christ, 123 Security Blvd., in Security. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday at Living Springs Worship Center, 640 Manitou Blvd., Colorado Springs. Burial to follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver. Rev. Battle is survived by his beloved wife, Lenora Battle- children, Deborah D. Martin, Marrell C. Battle Jr.- sister, Fanny B. Constant- 11 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the United Negro College Fund, 8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, Va. 22031 in his memory.

Batuello, Antonia
Antonia Batuello - Huerfano World - March 12, 1992 - Antonia Batuello of Walsenburg died in a Colorado Springs hospital Mar. 9, 1992. Mrs. Batuello retired in 1988 from First National Bank in Walsenburg where she had worked as head teller at the main branch and manager of the drive-up bank. She had also worked as a bookkeeper for Kirkpatrick Mercantile. Mrs. Batuello was a member of St. Mary Church. Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Mario Batuello, Walsenburg, three daughters, Constance Archuleta, Apache, Sylvia Seaborn, Pleasanton, CA, and Rosemary Fall, Vancouver, WA; three sisters, Jennie Gonzales and Lucy Montoya, Pueblo and Margaret Martinez, Oceanside, CA; four brothers, Felix Medina, Newark, CA, Julian Medina, Walsenburg, John Medina, Pueblo and James Medina, San Leandro, CA; her mother-in-law, Mary Batuello, Walsenburg; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Burial mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Batuello, Cynthia M.
Cynthia M. Batuello - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 1999 - Cynthia M. Batuello, our precious angel, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Oct. 14, 1999. Born Oct. 6, 1970, Cynthia is survived by her parents, George and Verna Batuello of Pueblo West; brothers, Stephen (Kristy) Batuello, Joseph (Clare) Batuello; sisters, Amanda (Chad) Montoya, Lisa (Brian) Ellcott, Kari Batuello and Alaina Batuello; grandmothers, Mary Batuello of Walsenburg and Thelma Caldwell; uncles; aunts; a niece and nephew; and numerous cousins. Service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Fortino Blvd. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Pueblo West.

Batuello, George
George D. Batuello - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2002 - George D. Batuello, 70, of Pueblo West, formerly of Walsenburg, passed away March 20, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Verna; sons, Stephen (Kristy) and Joseph (Clare); daughters, Amanda (Chad) Montoya, Lisa Elliott, Kari (Rogelio) Rubalcava and Alaina Batuello; grandchildren, Dominic, Erin, Antonia, Mackenzie, Isabella, Francisca and Anthony; brother, Louis Batuello; and sister, June (Rudy) Todd. Also survived by nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by daughter, Cynthia; son, Paul Anthony; his parents, Joseph and Mary Batuello; and brothers, Joseph and Mario. George was born and grew up in Walsenburg, Colo., where he graduated from St. Mary High School. He was manager of St. Mary Credit Union and then was a representative for the Colorado Credit Union League, where he worked for 29 years. He was active in the community and served on the Huerfano County School Board and Walsenburg City Council. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Young Democrats and had been chairman of the Huerfano County Democratic Party. He moved with his family to Pueblo West in 1991. Viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at Adrian Comer Funeral Home on Friday, March 22, followed by recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m., also at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2002, at St. Pius X Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with a reception to follow at Adrian Comer Reception Hall.

Batuello, Mary
Mary Batuello - Huerfano World - December 20, 2001 - Mary Batuello, 98, of Walsenburg, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2001.  Mrs. Batuello was born in Trento, Italy on Nov. 23, 1903.  She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and St. Mary Church. Mrs. Batuello is survived by her children, June (Rudolph) Todd, Arvada, George (Verna) Batuello, Pueblo West, and Geno Batuello, Pueblo; grandchildren, Joseph, Stephen, Tiffani and Rosemarie; a brother, Nedine Floria, Argentina; and numerous great grandchildren and friends.  Services, St. Mary Church; Rosary, Dec. 19, recited by Oress DeHerrera.  Funeral mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, with Fr. Ben Bacino officiating.  Interment, South St. Mary Cemetery.

Baucus, Clifford L.
Clifford L. Baucus - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2002 - Clifford L. Baucus, 71, passed away July 9, 2002. Survived by sister, Norma Huckaby of Vineland. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Baudino, Enis P.
Enis P. Baudino - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2000 - Enis P. Baudino of Aguilar passed away in Pueblo on Jan. 20, 2000. She was 86. She was born in Bear Creek, Colo. on Oct. 21, 1913, to Maria Bellina and Bartolo Pugnetti. Together with her husband, Angelo, they owned and operated Baudino Transfer until his death in 1960. She then carried on the family business until her retirement in 1982. Enis was a doting and loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking. Preceding her in death are parents, Maria and Bartolo Pugnetti; husband, Angelo Baudino, in 1960; and son, Franklin Baudino, in 1979. Survivors are children, Gerald (Charlene) Baudino, Aguilar, Robert (Beverly) Baudino, Aguilar, Angela (Joe) Geiser, La Veta; daughter-in-law, Elaine Baudino, Aguilar; sister, Elvira Scuzzaro, Aguilar; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation, 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Funeral Home Chapel and 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's Church in Aguilar. Funeral, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at St. Anthony's Church with recitation of the Most Holy Rosary, followed immediately by the funeral Mass with Father Phil Coury as celebrant. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at St. Anthony's Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons Gary Baudino, Jerry Baudino, Craig Baudino, Robbie Baudino, Michael Baudino and Joe Geiser Jr. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to St. Anthony's Church in memory of Enis, c/o 125 South Fir, Aguilar, Colo., 81020. The family may be contacted at the Gerald Baudino residence in Aguilar. Arrangements made under the direction of the Funeral Home.

Bauer, Charles E.
Charles E. Bauer - Huerfano World - December 6, 2001 - Charles E. "Sonny" Bauer, 76, of Fowler and formerly of La Veta, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001 at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo.  He was born April 5, 1925 at Rouse, the son of Charles E. Sr. and Clara Mary Cassai Bauer.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 18 and served in the European and Pacific theaters.   He was a member of the La Veta VFW Post, the Masonic Lodge at Manzanola, was a member of the Huerfano County Historical Society and Museum Board, a member of the Colorado Cattleman's Association, the Brand Inspector Board and La Veta School Board Advisory Council.  He had lived in La Veta, where he was involved in ranching for over 38 years, until moving to Fowler two years ago.  He is survived by his wife, Maurine, of the family home.  They were married at Manzanola on Nov. 28, 1957.  Also surviving are two daughters, Judy (Ron) Berg, of Yuma, AZ, and Mary (John) Arnold, of Fowler; and four grandchildren, John Albright, of La Veta, Kimberly Tucker, of Norman, OK, and Stephen and Douglas Arnold, of Fowler.  At his request, cremation has taken place.  A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Vineyard Chapel at Cuchara with Rev. Mike Christian officiating.  Family prefers memorials to La Veta QRT team or Fowler Fire Department and may be sent in care of the funeral home.  Arrangements by the Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler.

Bauer, Henry P.
Henry P. Bauer - Huerfano World - April 12, 1990 - Mass of Christian Burial for Huerfano native, Henry P. Bauer of Denver, was Wednesday from All Saints Catholic Church in Denver. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Denver. Mr. Bauer died Apr. 8, 1990, in a Denver hospital. Mr. Bauer lived in Walsenburg for a number of years, operating a service station and working for Lenzini Motor Co. He later moved to Denver where he was employed by Gates Rubber Co. Survivors include his wife Bruna (Bernie), Denver; daughter, Carolyn Bauer, Denver; a sister, Ernestine Benine, Walsenburg; a brother, Otto Bauer, Portland, OR, numerous nieces and nephews.

Bauer, Kelli R.
Kelli R. Bauer - Pueblo Chieftain - June 07, 2005 - Kelli R. Bauer, 41, of Pueblo West, went to be with the Lord June 4, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. Born June 17, 1963, in Lincoln, Neb., to Ora and Laura Moore. Preceded in death by her mother, Laura Moore. Survived by her father, Ora "Doc" Moore; her loving husband of 13 years, Larry Bauer; sons, Justin and Joshua Bauer; brothers, William Moore, Scott (Patty) Moore; father-in-law, Dwaine Bauer; mother-in-law, Glenda Bauer; brother-in-law, Randy Bauer; sister-in-law, Sherri Moore; numerous nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Imperial Memo0rial Gardens.

Bauer, Marie
Marie Bauer - Pueblo Chieftain - March 05, 2000 - Marie Bauer, 77, passed away at a local hospital. Services and interment will be held in Fort Morgan. [No additional information available.]

Bauer, Mary Colleen
Mary Colleen Dobbs Bauer - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2005 - Mary Colleen Dobbs Bauer, SC, 1949-2005. In loving memory of Mary Colleen Dobbs Bauer, 56, who passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 13, 2005. Her father, Joseph Bauer of Jackson, Mich., preceded her in death. She is survived by her mother, Catherine Bauer; her sister, Marsha (Ron) Kokoczka; her brother, Larry (Cindy) Bauer, all of Jackson, Mich.; her brother, Phillip Bauer of San Francisco, Calif.; niece, Julie Kokoczka; a nephew, Jason Kokoczka; and a grand niece, Abigail Kokoczka. Her chosen families, Annikki Hakala, the Sisters of Charity, her beloved animals and numerous friends of Bill W., also survive her. Mary graduated from High School in 1967 and then entered the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. She then began her life-giving career of nursing that brought her to Colorado first serving at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo and then with Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 4pm at St. Mary's Cathedral, Colorado Springs. Memorial contributions may be given to Susan G. Komen Foundation; Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission; Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Bauer, Nina Dorothy
Nina Dorothy Bauer - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2001 - Nina Dorothy Bauer, 89, passed away Dec. 12, 2001. She was born Nov. 8, 1912 in Pueblo to Frank and Frances (Tisol) Boitz. She was a retired Registered Nurse and graduate of the University of Colorado Nursing School. She was preceded in death by her husband Martin H. Bauer, of Denver, and brothers and sisters: Frank Boitz, Pauline (Lee) Sabo, Stan Boitz, Ed Boitz, Ludmilla (Milly/Milt) Boitz, Frances (Tain) King, and Ben Boitz. Nina was the last surviving member of the Vineland, Colo. family. Nina is survived by her son, Stan Bauer, of Flora Vista, N.M.; nieces Mary Lee Konty, of Denver; Sally Marshall, of Pierpont, Ohio; Janis Sylvia, of Canon City, Colo.; and nephew Dan Boitz, of Tucson, Ariz. Graveside service was 2p.m. Dec. 18 2001, at Chapel Hills Cemetery in Denver.

Bauer, Russel Dale
Russell Dale Bauer - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2002 - Russell Dale Bauer, age 37, of Rocky Ford, died Sept. 12, 2002, at Ark Valley Regional Medical Center, in La Junta. Born June 28, 1965, in Lamar, Colo. Preceded in death by Father, Delmar Dale Bauer. Married to Shelly Crawford, October 1987, in Pueblo, Colo. He worked as a Truck driver for Rocky Ford Pet Foods. Survived by wife, Shelly Bauer, of Rocky Ford; children, Delmar "BO" Bauer, Thomas Bauer, Megan Bauer, Aaron Bauer, all of Rocky Ford; mother, Marjorie Dale (Les) Davis of Parker, Colo.; brother, Brett Bauer of Pueblo; sister, Carmen (Tom) Noble of Alaska; niece, Ali Noble of Alaska. Also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Rocky Ford Cemetery. The pastor, John Dell officiating.

Baugh, Ben
Ben Baugh - Pueblo Chieftain - March 05, 2001 - Age 60, passed away Feb. 28, 2001. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Peacock Family Chapel. Cremation. Visitation today until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. [No additional information available.]

Baughan, Russell T.
Russell T. Baughan - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2005 - Russell T. Baughan, 90, died March 13, 2005, in Pueblo. He was born Dec. 15, 1914, in Lincoln, Neb., and was a longtime resident of California before moving to Colorado to be closer to his family. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Ginny, of the family home. He also is survived by his daughter, Carol Cervi; grandchildren, Tracy (Tim) Vinci, Joey (Lynn) Cervi and Steve (Kristie) Cervi. "Grampa Pow" as he was known to his family, also leaves behind eight great-grandchildren, T.J. Vinci, Thomas Vinci, Tori Cervi, Julianna Cervi, Geno Cervi, Michael Cervi, Nicholas Cervi and Christopher Cervi. Russ was a great sports fan who loved the University of Southern California Trojans and the Denver Broncos. He enjoyed both playing and watching golf and he followed thoroughbred horse racing as well. Russ loved the company of others and was friendly to all. He traveled widely throughout his life, and he would engage his grandchildren with stories from his trips abroad. Russ also loved animals, especially his German shepherds, Lady Spice and Hildie. A memorial service will be held at noon on Wednesday, at the George McCarthy Funeral Home chapel, with a lunch immediately following in the small hall at Our Lady of the Meadows Church, 23 Starling. Private internment. The family would like to offer special thanks to their neighbors in Pueblo West, healthcare providers and friends, Jackie Casey, Sandy, and all the "angels" at Visiting Angels, Dr. George Birks and his staff, Dr. Mark Stevens at Urgent Care, and the staff at the Sharmar Village Care Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made through the funeral home in Russ' name to the Pueblo County Animal Shelter or the Pueblo Zoo.

Baughman, Diana M.
Diana M. Baughman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 2002 - Diana M. Baughman was born June 23, 1936, and passed away Oct. 25, 2002. She is preceded in death by her parents, Burke and Emily Torrence; and by her sister, Beverly Rogers. She is survived by her children, Dale (Kathy) Baughman, Doug (Terry) Baughman, Larry (Diane) Baughman, all of Pueblo, and Linda (Lloyd) Hickey of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Chad (Janet), Brad and Shanda Baughman, Brandon (Jamie), Corey, and Aaron Baughman, and Jordan Hickey; brothers, Edward (Beth) Wagner, and Bennie (Bonnie) Torrence; and sister, Carol (Dennis) Kucerik; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Baughman, Jessie I.
Jessie I. Baughman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 1987 - Jessie I. Baughman, 95, passed away July 24, 1987. Survived by a daughter, Margaret (Al) Newton, Casper, Wyo.; daughter-in-law, Elaine Warner, Eckert; grandchildren, JoAnn Leftwich, Grand Junction; Lynda Goldsberry, Tucson, Ariz.; and Eric Newton, Kemmerer, Wyo. Survived also by eight great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandson and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Karl P. Baughman in 1980; a son, John P. Baughman, 1968; and a daughter, Mary Lou Tallman in 1972. Born Dec. 22, 1891, in Erie, Texas, and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Well known for her beautiful needlepoint and her wit and humor. Member of the First United Methodist Church and a life member of Pueblo Chapter No. 7, OES. Mrs. Baughman will lie in state at the funeral home all day Sunday and Monday until 9 p.m. Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Edward W. Paup officiating. Eastern Star Service by Pueblo Chapter No. 7, OES. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers those who desire may contribute to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or a charity of your choice direct or through the funeral home office.

Baughman, Lloyd C.
Lloyd C. Baughman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 03, 2006 - Lloyd C. Baughman, 73, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend, departed this life June 30, 2006. He was born in Stockton, Kan. on Aug. 11, 1932, to Lloyd and Myrtle Baughman, both deceased. Preceded in death by his brother, Cleo and wife, Freddie Baughman; Diana Baughman, mother of Lloyd (Dale), Douglas, Larry Baughman and Linda Hickey. Survived by his wife, Kathleen A. Baughman; children, Lloyd Dale (Kathy) Baughman, Douglas (Terry) Baughman, Larry (Diane) Baughman, Linda (Lloyd) Hickey; sister, Joyce (Virgil) Petersen; Kathleen's children; Carolyn Martin, Marylyn High, Anna Pullaro, Kathy Colletti, J.D. Martin, Gary Martin, David Martin and Theresa Martin and numerous nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lloyd served in the U.S. Air Force and was employed at the CF&I for 30 years in the material handling department. He loved fishing with family, traveling, dancing, playing cards and socializing with the CF&I Over the Hill Gang and Pueblo Senior Walkers. At Lloyd's request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wild West Cowboy Church, formerly known as Sunset Park Christian Church, located at 1025 S. Prairie Ave. Special thanks to the caring and compassionate staff at SRDA, Meals on Wheels, H.E.L.P., Karen Akin and loving friends and family. Those who desire may make memorials to the surviving family or SRDA in lieu of flowers.

Baulesh, K'Niess
K'Niess Baulesh - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 1999 - K'Niess Baulesh, 83, of Fort Collins, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 3, 1999. Mrs. Baulesh was an elementary school teacher for District 60 for 40 years. She was a longstanding member of the Alpha Delta Kappa, a University Women's Sorority. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert in 1982; and also by her sister, Alta Smith. She is survived by her children, Diana Onstott, Robert (Beverly) Baulesh and David (Terri) Baulesh; grandchildren, Mark, Rachel and Raphael Onstott and Amanda, Kira, Kristen, Eric and David Baulesh; sisters; Jerrie Mildon and AIetha Sewell. Also survived by numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at Funeral Home with the Rev. Waudell Maple officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Baulesh-Onstott, Diana K.
Diana K. Baulesh-Onstott - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2002 - Diana K. Baulesh-Onstott, 58, passed away Oct. 23, 2002. She is survived by children, Mark (Dina) Onstott, Rachael (Quintin) Onstott-O'Connell, Raphael (Tracy) Onstott; and three grandchildren. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bauman, Leona M.
Leona M. Bauman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2003 - Leona M. Bauman, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 9, 2003, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, George Bauman, and five siblings. Born to John and Amelia George (Pabst) on March 15, 1915, in Gilead, Neb. Survived by daughter, Jacqueline (Bob) Driscoll; four grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Graveside service, 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, Roselawn Cemetery.

Baum-Griffith, Sally Y.
Sally Y. Baum-Griffith - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 1999 - Sally Y. Baum-Griffith, 42, passed away Jan. 3, 1999. Survived by her parents, Fred and Janet Baum, Pueblo; sons, William D. and Jesse L. Griffith, both of Oregon; sisters, Sandra Baum and Stephanie Nunn, both of Pueblo; aunts and uncles, Joseph (Nancy) Graham, Shirley (Ronald) McCreary and Patty (Fred) Corkle; nieces and nephews, Jonah Chun, Mario (Ginger) Gernazio, Tiffany Gernazio, Danny Nunn, Charlie Whitworth, Billy Whitworth, Lanis Lance, Scott Lance and Jennifer (Andre) Jessup; former husband, William Griffith Jr.; special friends, Stanley Nakama, Jack Johnson, Wayne Oster and Tom Smith. Preceded in death by her sister, Susan Baum-Gernazio. Viewing from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday. Service at 2 p.m. Thursday at Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials may be made to the family through the funeral home.

Bavington, David L.
David L. Bavington - Bayfield Blade - August 19, 1909 - Pueblo, Aug. 13. - While his wife lay beside him in bed this morning, David L. Bavington, a well known blacksmith, who resided here for years shot himself through the head and died instantly. Awakened by the report of the gun Mrs. Bavington attempted to arouse her husband, but finding he had killed himself gave a scream that aroused the house and then fainted. Bavington used an automatic revolver and the steel bullet passed entirely through his head, entering at the right side and emerging at the left ear. The act was committed at 5:30 this morning, an hour before the time at which Bavington usually arose. Although Bavington had left no note or had given no intimation that he contemplated suicide, his friends are certain that the cause was ill health and financial losses. For years Bavington operated a blacksmith shop here and accumulated considerable property. Having been stricken with kidney trouble he sold out his business and his home and with his wife left for the northwest. After a comparatively short sojourn in the northwest he decided to return to Pueblo and if possible repurchase his old business. This he was unable to do and he gradually spent his money until recently his wife in an effort to assist him had been taking in sewing. Bavington was 52 years of age. He formerly was a resident of Cripple Creek where he is very well known. He stood high in the business circles in Pueblo.

Baxter, Celus V.
Celus V. Baxter - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1987 - Celus V. Baxter, born August 31, 1897, in Hopeton, Oklahoma, passed away Jan. 11, 1987, in Pueblo. Predeceased by his wife, Ella E. Baxter, Sept 22, 1977. Our beloved Patriarch is survived by his son, Celus (Pat) Baxter Jr., Dallas, Texas, and his daughter, Ellen Roskopf, of Pueblo. Grandfather of James Celus (Joanne) Roskopf, Addison, Ill.; Jeanne Pilz, San Jose, Calif.; Michael Celus (Vicky) Baxter, Stromsburg, Neb.; Kay (Gary) Perkins, Dallas, Texas; Mark Celus (Rhonda) Baxter, Dallas, Texas, and Beverly Vogt, Naperville, Ill. Survived also by great-grandchildren, Jesse Francis; Michael (Janet) Roskopf; Carole (Kenneth) Drake; Robin Roskopf; Daniel (Mary) Francis; Stephanie Francis; Brent Celus Baxter; Charlie Miller; Bryan Perkins; Stacy Perkins; Can-dice Baxter; Nathan Celus Baxter; Michele Baxter and Robert Celus Baxter. In addition, Mr. Baxter is survived by three great-g r e at-grandchildren. Mr. Baxter retired from Western Electric Co., August 31. 1962, after 39 years of service. He was a member of the Telephone . Pioneers and served with the U.S. Army during World War I. He had been a resident of the Villa Pueblo for the past 14 years. Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel will be conducted by the Rev. Les Dobbins, pastor, Belmont Baptist Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Baxter, Charles E.
Charles E. Baxter - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 1921 - The funeral of Charles E. Baxter was held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the chapel of T. G. McCarthy and company. Rev. W. T. Hilton conducted the services. A choir from the Bethel Methodist Episcopal church composed of Mesdames Blain, Howe, Crick, Swearingen, Chivington, Minnick, Thompson and Mr. Howe and Mr. Thomas, sang "Sometime We'll Understand," and "Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me." The flower bearers and pall bearers were members of the W. O. W., M. W. A., Painters Union and the Bethel church. The flower bearers were S. R. Durham, F. S. Reed, H. A. Morris and P. C. Stoner. The pall bearers were Charles Carara, Edward Spoelstra, E. Brandon, C. L. McCarthy, E. N. Swartz and Homer Fraker. The burial was in the family burial plot at Roselawn.

Baxter, Clara Marie
Clara Marie Baxter - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 1998 - Clara Marie Baxter of Pueblo West. Service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, at the Kirkwood Memorial United Presbyterian Church in Penrose with Pastor David Bribach officiating. Private family inurnment at a later date.

Baxter, Clarence
Clarence Baxter - Pueblo Chieftain - Pueblo Chieftain - November 01, 2000 - Clarence Baxter, age 88, passed away Oct. 30, 2000. Born March 25, 1912, in Elk City, Okla., to James William and Mary Emma Baxter, who preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by his brothers, Lonnie, Charlie, Bill and Louis, and sisters, Lela and Nora. Mr. Baxter is survived by his wife of 67 years, Eva Baxter, and children, Joe (Venita) Baxter, Mary (Jim) Kirkland, and Helen (Dave) Wade. Grandfather of Victor (Vicki) Baxter, Guy Baxter, Amy (Phillip) Daniels, Ronda (John) Neumeister, Baxter Kirkland, Tracey (Greg) Abel, Missy (Destry) Lusk, Summer Wade, Mike Dockter, and Kristen Chandler. Great-grandfather of Becky, Augusta and Julie Baxter, Samantha Bernal, Sean and Shayla Daniels, Brandie, Brooke and Chance Dockter, Loren and Logan Neumeister, Jace and Reese Kirkland, Brandon Abel, Quade, London and Seychelle Lusk. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Imogene Baxter, Eads, Colo., and Elizabeth Baxter of Rockford, Ill., and special caregiver, Amanda Bertrand. Mr. Baxter was a rancher in the Rye area for 44 years. Viewing, Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon at the funeral home. Funeral service, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, 2 p.m., Southwest Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, Colo. Interment, Brookside Cemetery in Rye, Colo. The family will receive friends at the family home, 10669 Baxter Road, after the interment. A special thank you to the caregivers at Life Care Center in Pueblo.

Baxter, Edna Alice
Edna Alice Baxter – Pueblo Chieftain – April 23, 1930 - The funeral of Mrs. Edna Alice Baxter will take place this afternoon at 3:30 from the residence of Raymond C. and Mrs. Lillian Thatcher.  Rev. Hugh T. Gary will officiate.  Interment will be in the family burial plot in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.

Baxter, Edwin W.
Edwin W. Baxter - Huerfano World - December 6, 1990 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1897: Edwin W. Baxter, 22, died of typhoid fever.

Baxter, Edwin W.
Edwin W. Baxter - Bayfield Blade - July 28, 1910 - Edwin W. Baxter, a resident of southern Colorado for forty years, died at Pueblo at the age of sixty-two.

Baxter, Eva Pauline
Eva Pauline Baxter - The Greenhorn Valley View - August 22, 2007 - Long-time Rye resident Eva Pauline Baxter passed away Aug. 14, 2007, at the family home. Eva was born Aug. 9, 1916 in Alva, OK to Lawrence and Nellie Dilger. She moved at age 10 to Friona, TX, with her parents and her brother Arlin. Eva married Clarence Baxter on Nov. 4, 1933, in Clovis, NM. Clarence and Eva, along with their children, moved to Rye in May, 1956, after buying the Pine Grove Ranch. Clarence passed away in October, 2000, after 67 wonderful years with Eva. Eva is survived by: her three children, Joe (Venita) Baxter, Mary (Jim) Kirkland and Helen (Dave) Wade; grandchildren, Victor (Vicki) Baxter, Guy Baxter, Amy (Phillip) Daniels, Ronda (John) Neumeister, Baxter (Brianna) Kirkland, Tracey (Greg) Abel, Missy (Destry) Lusk, Summer (Rick) Frevert and Mike Dockter; great-grandchildren, Becky Baxter, Augusta Baxter (Ryan Villarreal), Julie (John) Baxter-Taft, Samantha Bernal, Sean and Shayla Daniels, Brandie (Bret) Sutton, Brooke (Devin) Boisvert, Chance Dockter, Loren and Logan Neumeister, Jace, Reese and Charli Kirkland, Brandon Abel, Quade, London, Seychelle, and Quent Lusk, and Maxwell Frevert; great-great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Blasing, Drennan and Emiree Sutton; loyal caregivers, Mary Gall, Julie Baxter-Taft, Augusta Baxter, and Chelsea Miller; sister-in-law, Imogene Baxter; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sat., Aug. 18, 2007, with burial services at Brookside Cemetery.

Baxter, Francis Condie
Francis Condie Baxter - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2004 - Francis Condie Baxter, born Sept. 4, 1930 in Los Angeles, CA passed away on June 8 after a long battle with cancer. After enlisting in the Army in 1947 at the age of 17, he served 22 years as an infantryman and professional Non-Commissioned Officer to include two years of combat operations during the Korean War and two combat tours in the Republic of Vietnam. He also served with the Mountain Search and Rescue Team as well as the 5th Army NCO Academy at Fort Carson in between overseas tours. His military awards include the Combat Infantryman's Badge (with star), two Purple Hearts, and two Bronze Stars. Following his retirement from the military service, he worked for the D&RGW Railroad as a brakemen/ conductor until his retirement in 1992. Frank had a special affinity for the landscapes and history of Colorado and especially Pueblo where he occasionally gave historical lectures to the Pueblo Historical Society and other organizations. He was an outstanding cook and an avid antique glass and bottle collector and has been recognized locally and nationally for his contributions to the hobby. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Kaye Baxter; sister Lydia M. Baxter; son Alan (Michelle) Baxter; adopted children Joerg Baxter, Ingrid Kemper, and Devon (Nathan Millet) Baxter; and stepchildren Debra (Jeff) Einfeldt, Duane (Cindy) Greenwood, Dennis (Janice) Greenwood, Deanne (Mike) Fipps, Darrin (Bernadette) Greenwood; 27 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Dr. Frank C. Baxter and Lydia S. Baxter of San Marino, CA. Memorial services will be held Sat., June 12 at LDS Church, 1411 Fortino Blvd., Pueblo at 10am. The family would like to thank the Fuente de Vida Hospice where donations may be made.

Baxter, Gene C.
Gene C. Baxter - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2005 - Gene C. Baxter, age 80, a former 30-year resident of Rye, passed away in Colorado Springs on April 8, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Wilma R. Baxter; two sons, Gary and Keith Baxter; and one daughter, Sherry Kravig. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Colorado Springs, Colo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 14 at the Shrine of Remembrance. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo. A reception will be held at Center Point Church, at the corner of Yosemite and Park Meadows Drive in Lonetree, Colo., following the interment.

Baxter, Infant
Infant Baxter – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – November 4, 1874 – Alderman Baxter's infant son died on Monday night and was buried on Tuesday afternoon.  The bereaved parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their affliction.

Baxter, Jennie
Jennie Baxter - Colorado Daily Chieftain – May 21, 1872 - Died in Pueblo, Monday, the 20th inst., of brain fever, Jennie, oldest daughter of O.H.P. and Edna A. Baxter, aged four years. Funeral services will be held at the M.E. Church to-day (Tuesday) at three o'clock p.m. Friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral. Sad Affliction – A sudden sharp stroke of affliction has visited the family of O.H.P. Baxter, in the death of a little daughter, a wee fairy sprite, only four years of age, whose eyes shone like diamonds, whose laughter was soft music, and who was at once the pride, the joy, the sunlight of the family circle. On Saturday last, the little one was prostrated with a violent attack of brain fever, and although all was done that kindness or skill could suggest, nothing checked the progress of the insidious disease, and yesterday afternoon with a gasp and flutter, the sands of the young life which seemed to be nursing a bud of the richest promise, ran out, to meet again in that happier place, where sickness, pain and death have no further terrors, and where the promises of Him are redeemed, who spoke: "I am the Resurrection and the Life." We sincerely sympathize with the parents in the great loss they have sustained, and trust that the cup of bitterness now pressed to their lips, will only serve to remind them that their darling has merely been transplanted to the fairer regions – there to watch and wait for their coming. Due notice of the funeral services is given in another place. Colorado Daily Chieftain - May 21, 1872 - Pueblo - Died - In Pueblo, Monday, the 20th inst. [the present month], of brain fever, Jennie, oldest daughter of O.H.P. and Edna A. Baxter, aged 4 years. Funeral services will be held at the M.E. church today (Tuesday) at three o'clock p.m. Friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.

Baxter, John
John Baxter - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - July 13, 1871 - John Baxter, a resident of Denver since 1859, died suddenly in that town on Sunday. On Monday, Chris. Graham, of the Railroad House, also died suddenly. Cause, in both cases, cramp in the stomach.

Baxter, John
John Baxter - Bayfield Blade - September 30, 1909 - While pushing coal cars for the Trinidad Electric Railway, by whom he was employed, John Baxter, eighteen years of age, was run over and fatally injured. Both legs were crushed below the knees and he received internal injuries. He died at the hospital five hours later.

Baxter, Oliver H. P.
Oliver H. P. Baxter - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 1910 - O. H. P. Baxter, Pueblo Pioneer, Passes Peacefully Away After Short Illness. Much Beloved Citizen Who Has Watched Pueblo Grow From Frontier Village Goes to His Reward. O. H. P. Baxter, one of the most loved and respected citizens of Pueblo, a prominent man throughout the state, a pioneer to Colorado, passed away at his home at Grand avenue and Fifteenth Street about 10:30 last night. Mr. Baxter was in good health until last Sunday. He declined rapidly for two days and his death was looked for on Wednesday. He recovered slightly, however, on Thursday and it was thought that he had a chance to live until a few hours before his death last night. A statement as to the cause of death has not been given out by the physician. He was 74 years of age. Mr. Baxter was respected by all who knew him. He had an unlimited number of acquaintances and friends in Pueblo and southern Colorado, many of whom since his death has been expected have expressed themselves that his word was ironclad and that there was no more loved man in the entire state. He was a friend of the friendless and his deeds of charity, unheralded to the public, were legion (legend?). Born in Harrison County, Indiana, Oct. 31, 1835, he secured his education there, and when 24 years old set out for the Rocky mountain region with a party of men whose spirits were as bold as his own. They traveled over the country in prairie schooners and arrived on the banks of the Arkansas in the fall of 1859. There were no railroads in Colorado at that date. There was no Pueblo. After searching the mountains for gold for a short time Baxter with a few others took up some land twenty miles east of here and engaged in farming and cattle raising. When the railroad came the settlement was named Baxter. Mr. Baxter was married in 1867, while still in the ranching business, to Miss Edna Alice Henry, daughter of J. W. Henry, a wealthy rancher of the same district. It was about this time that the Indians became troublesome and the settlers in all the western country were in constant danger of their lives. Sectional repulses did no good. A regiment was organized under the leadership of Colonel Chivington, settlers from all over the state volunteering their services. The Indians had been terrorizing the country in and about where Pueblo now is. The regiment met up with them on Sand creek and destroyed the entire tribe, squaws, papooses and all. O. H. P. Baxter was a captain in this regiment. In 1868 he removed to the then arising town of Pueblo and engaged in the milling business. Old settlers of this city recall the mill which ground out their flour and which stood where the post office now stands. It was in that day a long way from the city. After many years of prosperous milling the growth of the city demanded that the mill be torn down and Mr. Baxter went into the banking business. The American National bank absorbed his time and energy up until a few years ago. Since that time he has conducted a real estate office. Mr. Baxter was a member of the Odd Fellows, having joined that organization in 1856 at his home in Indiana. He was the first noble grand of the Pueblo lodge. He was also a member of the Southern Colorado Pioneers' association. He is survived by a wife and two daughters, the latter of whom are Mrs. W. L. Bruner, of Chicago, and Mrs. A. E. Starkloss, of Philadelphia. These children of the deceased were informed by telegraph when their father was first taken seriously ill, but were later told that he was better. Word was sent of the death last night and both will arrive in the city before the funeral. Yuma Pioneer – April 22, 1910 – O. H. P. Baxter, who died in Pueblo the other day was the first of seven brothers to take up the cause of the North when the Civil War was declared. He was captain of Troop G, Colorado cavalry. Several of his brothers, too young at the time to be enlisted, succeeded, however, in getting into the army in 1864. No two were in the same company or regiment, nor did they see each other until the war was over. All seven were captains, and perhaps no family in the country holds the record that equals the Baxters. They held their only reunion since the war in 1893 in Madison, Ind., and this was the last time all were together.

Baxter, S.D.P.
S.D.P. Baxter - Huerfano World - February 20, 1992 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1902: Died at Badito, S.D.P. Baxter, 92, who has been postmaster at that place since the early days. [Editor's Note: S.D.P. Baxter died February 10, 1902. Obituary is listed in Walsenburg World, February 13, 1902, Page 1.]

Baxter, William
William Baxter - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - June 2, 1922 - Believed to have caught his foot in the stirrup when thrown from his horse, William Baxter, expert horseman and crack rifle shot, was found dead in the road by his brother, Price Baxter, near Undercliffe, Colo. The Baxter brothers have been stationed at Butler pasture in the extreme south central part of Pueblo county as predatory animal hunters for the federal government for the last two years.

Bay, Warren
Warren Glenn Bay - Huerfano World - January 7, 1993 - Warren Glenn Bay, 79, of La Veta, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1993, in Huerfano County Medical Center. Born Sept. 2, 1913, in Hewlett, WY, to Elmer and Mary Brush Bay, he worked 34 years for the Santa Fe Railroad, retiring Nov. 18, 1968, when he and his wife Marjorie moved to La Veta. Mr. Bay was a jack of all trades and liked to help others find enjoyment. He was an active member of the Huerfano County Historical Society, often lending a hand with maintenance of the museum. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie, La Veta; two daughters, Glenda Harrison, Albuquerque, NM, and Nina Bay, Houston, TX; three step-children, six sisters, Violet Morhead and Gladys Friend, La Junta, Pearl Lucus, Velma Dillon, Hazel Wheeler and Dorothy Gillot; a brother, Cecil Bay; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral service was Tuesday from First Baptist Church in La Veta. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery. Warren Bay - Huerfano World - January 7, 1993 - Sorely missed by his many friends in the La Veta community will be Warren Bay who died Jan. 1, 1993, in Huerfano County Medical Center. Before the funeral service Tuesday a noon luncheon was served relatives by B-Loyals in Fellowship Hall, where some gathered to visit after burial.

Bayle, Paul G.
Paul G. Bayle - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 1987 - Paul G. Bayle passed away at his home Feb. 12, 1987. Survived by his daughter, Mrs. Vivian B. (Leland M.) Latimer; grandchildren, Paul W. (Clara) Latimer, New Jersey, Patty Ann (William) Krueger, Pueblo, and John T. (Sydney) Latimer, Tucson, Ariz.; great-grandchildren, Shane J. Poston, Pueblo, Paul Latimer and Lee Latimer, both of Tucson, Ariz., and Tiana Pray of New Jersey. Preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Jessie A. Bayle in 1968. Born Nov. 17, 1894, in San Jose, Calif., and had been a longtime pioneer Pueblo resident, retiring from the CF&I Electrical Department in 1960, being one of the oldest retirees. Graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Mountain View Cemetery, with the Rev. Louis C. Stovik officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who so desire may make memorials to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Beta Sigma Phi Motor Chair Foundation through the funeral home office.

Bayless, Harold Kenneth
Harold Kenneth Bayless - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 1987 - Harold Kenneth Bayless, 57, of Hutchinson, Kan., formerly of Pueblo, died April 19, 1987, in Hutchinson. He was born June 15, 1929, in Hutchinson. He married Helen L. Imel July 24, 1948. He worked in pipeline construction business. Survivors include his wife, Helen; three daughters, Karen Houser, Hutchinson; Linda Rosiere, Fort Riley, Kan.; Sandra Heaston, Rocky Ford; two brothers, Gene of Hutchinson, Charles of Pueblo; eight grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. Graveside service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Burrton Cemetery. Memorials to the St. Francis Hospital Heart Transplant Unit in Wichita, Kan.

Bayless, J. Fred
J. Fred Bayless – Albuquerque Journal - June 21, 1998 - J. Fred Bayless, former longtime resident and Christian minister in Albuquerque, passed away peacefully in Craig, Colorado, on Wednesday, June 17, 1998, just days before his 94th birthday. He was born June 19, 1904 in Indian Territory, now the state of Oklahoma. Although he quit high school to help support his seven siblings, he later graduated from Johnson Bible College in Tennessee, where he met and married Louise McCamy in 1933. He taught at the college and later served in preaching ministries in Selma, AL; Eureka, KS; Medicine Lodge, KS; Crowell, TX; Albuquerque, NM; Clovis, NM; and Pueblo, CO. He served as minister of Ridgecrest Christian Church in Albuquerque from 1952-1961. He helped found several Bible colleges in the Midwest, and served for 40 years as forwarding agent for his son, David, missionary in Brazil. After retirement from active ministry, he continued to serve as elder in the church here. His beloved wife, Louise preceded him in death in 1992. Fred moved to Colorado in 1996. He is survived by son, David Bayless of Belem, Brazil; daughter, Anne Carr of Craig, CO; grandchildren, Joanne Stanford of Wichita, KS, John Bayless of Albuquerque, Anne Bayless of Belem, Brazil, Keith and Carolyn Carr of Craig; and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Ridgecrest Christian Church at San Mateo near Gibson, on Friday, June 26, at 1:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be designated to the Ridgecrest Mission Fund in memory of Fred Bayless.

Bayless, Wayne Arthur
Wayne Arthur Bayless - Pueblo Chieftain - November 5, 2004 - Wayne Arthur Bayless, "Papa", 65, born May 8, 1939, in Pueblo, Colo., went to be with the Lord on Nov. 2, 2004. Preceded in death by his son, Kevin. Survived by his loving wife, Tootie; daughters, Nicki (Jerry) Goddard, Candi (Bob) Holtz; grandchildren, Nicole (Sam), Sammi (JJ), Crystal (Matt), Ashton and Ashley; great-grandchildren, Darius and Tryston. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family would like to invite family and friends to Bongirno's Restaurant, 304 S. Victoria for a gathering following the memorial service.

Baysinger, Josephine A.
Josephine A. Baysinger - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 1986 - Josephine A. Baysinger, 92, late of La Veta, died Nov. 23, 1986. Born March 30, 1895. Survived by grandsons, William W. Nelson (Kathy), Pueblo, John A. Cadogan (Vickie), U.S. Navy; granddaughter, Barbara Joan (Nelson) (Charles) Whitehead, Geneva, Neb.; three great-grandsons, William Lee Nelson, Kevin Ray Nelson and Patrick LeRoy Whitehead; two great-granddaughters, Jamie Lee and Becky Lynn Cadogan; brother, Gene Baysinger, Denver; and brother-in-law, Neal Baysinger (Mildred), La Veta. Member of La Veta Baptist Church and numerous auxiliaries. Preceded in death by husband, Frank B. Baysinger; son, William Baysinger; daughter, Olive Jo (Nelson) (Cadogan); sister, Jessie Craig. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, La Veta Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Anderson officiating. Interment, La Veta Cemetery. Family may be contacted at 2630 Seventh Ave.

Baysinger, Neal
Neal Baysinger - La Veta Signature - March 31, 1988 - Neal Baysinger, 94, of La Veta, died at his home Wednesday, March 23, after an illness of several months. Mr. Baysinger was born at Pittsburg, Kansas on December 12, 1893. He traveled to Colorado in a covered wagon with his family when he was two years old. He was raised by uncles when his father died, and spent most of his life in and around the La Veta area. He married Mildred Smith on July 2, 1922 in La Veta and they farmed most of his working life. Mr. Baysinger was the last living World War I veteran in La Veta and possibly Huerfano County. He had been a member of the First Baptist Church of La Veta for 70 years. Mr. Baysinger is survived by his wife, Mildred Baysinger, La Veta, a son, James H. Baysinger, Pueblo, 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A girl raised as a daughter, Ruby Southern, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Saturday at the First Baptist Church of La Veta with Rev. Mark Anderson officiating. Ft. Carson Burial Team conferred military rites at the La Veta Cemetery. The family prefers contributions to the First Baptist Church or charity of own choice. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Bayuk, Jean Frances
Jean Frances Bayuk - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 1998 - Jean Frances Bayuk, 86, of Pueblo, passed away July 17, 1998. Mrs. Bayuk was born June 20, 1912, in Pueblo, and had lived here all her life. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Bayuk- son, Robert F. Bayuk- her parents, John and Josephine (Sporar) Merhar- sisters and brothers, Josephine Erjavec, John Merhar (baby), Joe Merhar, John F. Merhar, Frank Merhar, Emil Merhar, Stephanie Showalter, and Bill Merhar. She is survived by her brother, Ed Merhar of California- children, Jack (Phyllis) Bayuk of Pueblo, and Arleen (Don) Podschweit of Illinois- grandchildren, Donald (Teri) Podschweit Jr., Derek (Leslie) Bayuk, and Renae Wilkinson- and numerous great-grandchildren- nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bayuk was born with a strong will, wonderful sense of humor, and a kind and loving heart, and especially loved her children and grandchildren. She was a member of St. Pius Church, Bishop's Guild, KSKJ, and Altar and Rosary Society. Jean worked as a nurse at the State Hospital for 18 years and for several local nursing homes. She also worked for CF&I during WWII in the 40-Inch Mill as a heat chaser. Her children wish to acknowledge her best friends, Eloise Schmidt and Mary Carruth- and closest neighbors, Reba and Jim Fields. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home with rosary at 7 p.m. Graveside funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Bazer, Veda M.
Veda M. Bazer - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2006 - Veda M. Bazer, age 89, passed away May 24, 2006, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born Sept. 23, 1916, in Missouri to the late John and Cora Belle (Swan) Orndorff. She married Lester Bazer, who preceded her in death in 2000. Veda was a dedicated homemaker. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. Veda is survived by children, Elsie Marie Cooper of Littleton, Colo., and Nancy Ann Ehardt of Pueblo, Colo.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Ervin Orndorff; and three sisters, Freda Watkins, Lorraine Long and Ruby Scarberry. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Alice C. Felmlee. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2006, Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City, Colo., with Pastor Allen Davis officiating.

Beach, Augustus
Augustus Beach - Colorado Daily Chieftain - April 25, 1876 - Del Norte - Yesterday at a quarter past five a.m., Augustus Beach, formerly an old and respected citizen of Pueblo, died at this place after a brief illness of seven days. His disease was said to be pneumonia. Gus, as he was familiarly called, was highly respected by all who enjoyed his acquaintance. Generous and kind in this disposition he had endeared himself to a large circle of friends who sincerely mourn his early demise. His funeral was largely attended and conducted under the auspices of the Masons, of which he was a member. Adios. Del Norte 4-19-1876

Beach, Connie Jean
Connie Jean Beach - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2003 - Connie Jean Beach, 55, went to her heavenly home on Dec. 16, 2003, after a long illness. Connie was born March 27, 1948, in La Junta, Colo., and lived in Pueblo all of her life. Survived by her parents, Robert "Bob" and Shirley Warren; her loving husband of 38 years, Harvey A. Beach; son, Shane Beach, all of Pueblo; daughter, Kim (Chris) Quick of La Junta; sister, Pat (Jim) Martin of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Ruth Winton of Coal Creek, Colo.; nieces, Tina (Robert) Edwards of Colorado Springs and Bobbi Reynolds of Coal Creek; grandchildren, Ashley, Adam and Aaron Quick; special aunt, Elaine Stewart; and numerous relatives and friends who dearly loved her. Connie graduated from East High School in 1966. She loved softball and was a star pitcher in the state for many years, and was a real people person. Connie was a licensed practical nurse and social worker, although her functions were limited due to her battle with Lupus for 26 years. She was an active member of Bunco's Club, Tops No. CO. 7 and Praise Assembly of God, which she attended for 39 years. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation or Praise Assembly of God Church Building Fund, through the funeral home. Connie dearly loved her family and leaves many wonderful memories for them to cherish.

Beach, Robert G.
Robert G. Beach – Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 1990 – Robert G. Beach, 82, late of 1806 E. Orman, passed away Jan. 11, 1990. Survived by his son Deane (Ella Mae) Beach, Pueblo; daughter, A'Loah (Gary) Montgomery, Swink, CO; daughter-in-law, Nadine Beach, Littleton; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Also survived by sisters, Amy Hubbard, Lorena Garrison, Evelyn (John) McPherson, Ruth Kuder and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Rudy; daughter, Kay; and son Jack. Member of Broadway and Orman Church of Christ. Retired CF&I, Wire Mill. Memorials to Red Mountain Ranch through the funeral home office. Visitation, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home. Service 1p.m., Monday, Jan. 15, T.G. McCarthy Chapel. Graveside service, 3 p.m. Monday, Valley View Cemetery, Rocky Ford.

Beach, Roseanna
Roseanna (McMurtree) Beach - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 1998 - Roseanna (McMurtree) Beach, passed away on May 2, 1998, in Grand Junction after a long illness. She was born on March 15, 1911, in Argonia, Kan. Preceded in death by her parents, Robert O. and Lilly (Goring) McMurtree- brother, Floyd D. Jack" McMurtree- and niece, Barbara Edwards. Survived by son, Berton Edward (Elizabeth) Beach, Miami, Fla.- granddaughter, Victoria Beach, Boston- grandson, Christopher Beach, New York- sisters, Edith LaVerne (McMurtree) Beard and Dorothy Louise (McMurtree) Longgrear- sister-in-law, Albina McMurtree, all of Pueblo- nieces and nephews, Robert, Floyd (Gale) Jr., Eddie Lee, Johnny McMurtree, Lilly (Charles) Shumard, all of Pueblo, Margaret Cross, Ohio, Russell (Patrica) Longgrear, Carol (Robert) Wands, both of Pueblo and Robert Longgrear, Colorado Springs. Cremation and no service at her request.

Beach, Sestos
Sestos "Peggy" Beach - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 2006 - Sestos "Peggy" Beach, 90, went to be with the Lord on July 11, 2006. She is survived by her daughter, Jeanne (David S.) Walther; nieces, Katherine Valore (Richard), Bessie Mae Hendricks (Leo); and numerous other family members. Preceded in death by her husband, Harry A. Beach. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Church of God, 528 W. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo.

Beach, Wayne William
Wayne William Beach - Carthage Press - April 13, 2004 - Carthage, MO - Wayne William Beach, 83, died at 4:03 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003. Mr. Beach was born Jan. 24, 1920 to Robert N. Beach and Nellie M. Coles in Tribune, Kan. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1965 as a Master Sgt. He served in the South Pacific during World War II and in Korea. He was stationed in Germany and Hawaii. He moved to Carthage in 1964 and was the Army advisor of the National Guard. He received a Purple Heart and two Silver Stars. He also worked for OH Food in Carthage until 1983. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Carthage and the Forum Epworth Sunday School Class. He married Virginia M. Pueblo Nov. 17, 1946 in Rye, Colo. She survives. He is also survived by a son, Dennis Beach, Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Katherine Harrington and husband Will, Carthage; two sisters, Vera Ford, Alamosa, Colo., Mildred Peterson, San Acacio, Colo.; a granddaughter, Shannon Bartlett and husband, Tom, Van Buren, Ark.; and seven great grandchildren, Amanda Bartlett, Sean Bartlett, Chad Bartlett, Derrick Bartlett, Summer Rae Bartlett, Ember Skye Bartlett and Jess Kinty Jones, Jr. He was preceded in death by one brother, Owen, and two sisters, Mattie Sturdevant and Violet Buck. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 at Ulmer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 at Ulmer Funeral Home. Graveside services for Bernice Horton, 52, who died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15 at Avilla Cemetery. Rev. Bob Lyttle officiated. Special music was "Shout to the Lord." Funeral services for Byron G. Dintaman, 80, Carthage, who died Sept. 12, 2003, were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15 at First Christian Church. Rev. Bob Lyttle and David Cook officiated. Cindy Huntley was the organist. Bob Lyttle and David Cook sang "Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul", "One Day at a Time", and "God Will Take Care of You." The congregation sang "How Great Thou Art." Pallbearers were Robert Stukey, Ed Earnst, Bill Ummel, J.J. Downey, Paul Hicklin, and Russell Fisher. Honorary pallbearers were Wallace Buchanan, Burt Shrum, Elgan Snyder, Marvin Messick, Kenneth Wheat, and Wayne Williams. Burial was at Sommerset Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Vernon Veteran's Home.

Beadle, Esther Maria
Esther Maria Beadle - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2006 - Esther Maria Beadle, 96, passed away April 25, 2006, at The Villa Pueblo. Esther was born Nov. 6, 1909, in Edgewater, Colo., to Oscar and Eva Linder, who preceded her in death. Esther was also preceded by her first husband, Otto Sven Nelson; and her second husband, Guy H. Beadle; her youngest sister, Minnie L. Johnson; and grandson, Donald Morgan. Esther is survived by her sister, Edith Lewis; children, Richard (Lavender) Nelson, Dora Morgan and Donald (Janet) Nelson; also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At the time of her death, Sister Beadle was the oldest living member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church. Funeral services, 9 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2006, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Manzanola, Colo. In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Beaird, Marie C.
Marie C. Beaird - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2000 - Marie C. Beaird, age 77, passed away on Sept. 21, 2000. She was born on July 28, 1923, in Pueblo to Jake and Christina Kastelic. She is survived by her husband, Dick Beaird; a sister-in-law, Mary Kastelic of Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Beaird is the last of her family, having been preceded in death by brothers Jake, Rudy, Louis, Harry, Bill, and John Kastelic; and her sister, Josephine Horvat. Marie was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese. Rosary service, Friday, 7 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese, followed by interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to St. Mary-Corwin Volunteer Group through George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Beal, Marion V.
Marion V. Beal - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 1999 - Marion V. Beal, Pueblo resident 51 years, passed away Jan. 30, 1999. Mr. Beal sold insurance for Farmer's Insurance and was employed at the Pueblo Army Depot for 27 years, retiring in 1978. Mr. Beal was the current President of the Foundation for the Blind in Pueblo. Survived by his wife of 46 years, Hazel- children, Staff Sgt. Beverly A. Beal, U.S. Army of Fort Gordon, Ga., and James E. Beal of the family home- three sisters and two brothers. Viewing hours are noon-5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Graveside services will be held in Fort Scott, Kan. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2450 S. Downing, Denver, Colo., 80210.

Beal, Marjorie Dolores
Marjorie Dolores Beal - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2006 - Marjorie Dolores Beal, 81, passed away Jan. 13, 2006. Preceded in death by parents, Roy and Marie Furney; and brothers, Leroy, Jerry and Gene Furney. Survived by her husband, Daniel (Sonny) Beal; brother, Lloyd Furney; and brother-in-law, Charles (Dutch) Beal. Also survived by children, Patrick (Gail) Beal, James (Vivian) Beal and Beth (David) Pool; numerous nieces and nephews, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Marjorie graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School in 1941 and was a lifelong member of St. Francis Xavier Church. She worked for School District No. 60 for many years and retired in 1983. Marjorie was very fond of the mountains and the family cabin in Bonanza, Colo. Her favorite pastimes were sewing and baking for loved ones, jeep rides, identifying wildflowers and watching wildlife. Marjorie also loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Marjorie was a fun loving person who loved to laugh. She could befriend anyone that she happened to come in contact with. Some of her most notable qualities were her generosity, compassion and sense of humor. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dreamweavers.

Beale, Elizabeth
Elizabeth "Betty" Beale - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2000 - Elizabeth "Betty" Beale, of Mountain Home, Idaho, and a longtime resident of Pueblo, was born in Chandler, Okla., on Sept. 3, 1915, and died March 22, 2000. She was married on Jan. 18, 1935, to Mickey Beale, who preceded her in death. He owned Beale Refrigeration for many years in Pueblo. Survived by children, Evelyn Miller, Mountain Home, Lynn "Pat" Beale, Valencia, Calif., Gary "Mick" Beale, Pueblo, Jim Beale, Longmont, and Dottie Beale-Daveline, Colorado Springs; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral, 11 a.m. Monday, Summer's Funeral Home, Mountain Home.

Beall, Clara
Clara Beall - Pueblo Chieftain - November 7, 2004 - Clara Beall, 91, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 4, 2004. She is survived by her close friends, Mary and Jim Alber. Clara loved to play Bingo and enjoyed the stuffed animals she won. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bealmer, Lucille L.
Lucille L. Bealmer - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1986 - Mrs. Lucille L. Bealmer, 112 La Vista Road, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 22, 1986. Wife of A. Clark Bealmer, of the family home. She was born on Dec. 7, 1909, in Afton, Okla., and was a lifetime resident of Pueblo and Boone, moving from Oklahoma in 1916 to the family homestead in Boone. She had a love for animals and an interest in livestock throughout her lifetime and was an active member of the Pueblo County Cow Belles Association. She was also a member of Pueblo Chapter 7, Order of Eastern Star. She worked in the rail mill at CF&I Steel Corp. for 32 years, retiring in 1975. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Rouch Chapel, with Pastor Tim Reynolds officiating, followed by Eastern Star service. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Beaman, Garfield Crichton
Garfield Crichton Beaman – Pueblo Chieftain - March 9, 1956 - Garfield Crichton Beaman, 1624 Cedarwood, died Thursday following an illness of three years. Resident of Pueblo 64 years, and owner of the Athey – Beaman Roofing Co. for many years until he sold his business about three years ago. Member of the Ascension and Holy Trinity Parish and member of BPO Elks No. 90. Survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret Beaman; a son, James R. Beaman; daughter, Mrs. Robert E. Brace; granddaughter, Karen Lynn Brace; a sister, Mrs. Helen Nichols of Los Angeles, and three brothers, J. Frank Beaman, Jack Beaman of Bartlesville, Okla., and Julian Beaman of Los Angeles. Arrangements later.

Beaman, James L.
James L. Beaman – Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 1931 - James L. Beaman, 69, resident of Pueblo for nearly 40 years. Died at his home, 214 East Fourth Street, Friday morning. Mr. Beaman had been associated with the political and business life of Pueblo ever since he came here from Iowa to become land agent for the C.F.& I. Co. He served Pueblo County as sheriff for several years and was president of the Colorado State Fair association for many years. For two years he was collector of delinquent taxes under Will D. Grisard, County treasurer. He was a life member of B.P.O. Elks, No 90. Surviving him are five children, O. C. of Pueblo, Frank of Pittsburgh, Pa. Julian of Los Angeles, Calif., Jack of Decatur, Ill. and Mrs. Helen Nichols of Ottumwa, Iowa; two brothers, G. C. of Los Angeles, Calif. and A. T. of Denver; one sister, Mrs. W. T. Harper of Ottumwa, Iowa. Funeral announcement will be made later.

Beaman, James Roger
James Roger Beaman – Pueblo Chieftain – May 19, 1995 - James Roger Beaman, 70, Cascade, Colo. Formerly of Pueblo, died unexpectedly on May 16, 1995, at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs. Survived by wife, Miriam Hilburn Beaman; daughters, Ryan L. Beaman, Denver, and Bridget Vallely, Boulder City, Nev.; sisters, Joanne "Tear" Brace, Phoenix, Ariz.; and a grandson, Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Rosary Chapel Organ Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 96, Cascade, Colo. 80809. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sacred Heart Church, 2030 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs with the Rev. James Thornton officiating. Private interment.

Beaman, Sharon J.
Sharon J. Beaman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 1999 - Sharon J. Beaman, 53, of Towner, Colo., died Jan. 1, 1999. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at the Holly Assembly of God Church, Holly, Colo. Burial at the Holly Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at the Holly Assembly of God Church. Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Beaman, Wilbert E.
Wilbert E. Beaman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 2001 - Age 95, of Las Animas, Colo., died Jan. 5, 2001. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at the First Baptist Church. Burial in Las Animas Cemetery. Visitation all day Monday and Tuesday morning at Horber Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions to the Baptist Church or charity of choice.

Beamer, Edna Mae
Edna Mae Beamer - Huerfano World - June 10, 1993 - Edna Mae Beamer 79, of La Veta, died Saturday, June 5, 1993, in Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg where she had been a resident for the past month. She had been in the hospital since March. Born Oct. 14, 1913, in Oakview, west of La Veta, to William L. and Sarah Jane Powell Morgan, she began school at Radium, near Canon City and later when the family moved to Forbes and the Aguilar area, she continued her elementary education. She attended two years of high school in La Veta. On Sept. 15, 1929, in a double ceremony with Alice Beamer and Leonard Clark, she married Julian John "Dude" Beamer in Antonito. They spent the rest of their lives together in La Veta where they operated a dairy farm and ranch. He died in 1983. Mrs. Beamer was a member of the First Baptist Church, La Veta; a charter member of the B-Loyals and La Veta Study Club and a member, of Mariposa Chapter No. 63, Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed gardening, a doll collection and traveling. Survivors include four children, Barbara Bailey, Walsenburg, Dorothy Beamer, Hamilton, MT, Russell Beamer, Olathe and John Beamer, Fullerton, CA; a sister, Dorothy Buchanan, Paonia; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Wednesday from La Veta First Baptist Church. Mariposa Chapter No. 63, Order of Eastern Star conducted graveside service.

Beamer, William Earl
William Earl Beamer - Huerfano World - January 30, 2003 - This Week in La Veta History - 1966: Died, William Earl Beamer, born in 1921 in La Veta to Orace and Ruthena (Webster) Beamer.

Bean, Byron
Byron Bean - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2000 - Byron Bean, 93, died Jan. 14, 2000, in Canon City. Funeral service, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 1 p.m. at the Wilson-Andrews Chapel. Interment, Union Highland Cemetery, Florence, Colo. Contributions may be made to Friends of Hospice, 517 W. Third, Florence, Colo., 81226.

Bean, Charles M.
Charles M. Bean - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 1998 - Charles M. Bean, 84, passed away Aug. 24, 1998. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Thursday at the Peacock-Wood Chapel. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation will be held until 8 p.m. today at Peacock-Wood Funeral Home.

Bean, Dorothy Jewell
Dorothy Jewell Bean - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2002 - Dorothy Jewell Bean, 77, born in Cassville, Mo., Oct. 7, 1924, to the union of Oscar and Vicey Brooks, passed away Sept. 14, 2002. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, William C. Bean, 1981; and sons, William R. Bean, 1949, and Ronald D. Bean, 1998. She is survived by children, Sue (Sam) Tecklenburg, Sandy (Charles) Wann, Janette Gatliff and Hade Bean; daughter-in-law, Cherie Bean; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brothers, LeRoy Brooks and Royal Brooks; and sisters, Bernita Ryan, Janice Ray, Vi Madison and Irene Cummings. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Dorothy volunteered for many years at Parkview Medical Center in the gift shop, as well as volunteering for the Wayside Cross Mission. In her early years, during World War II, she was a member of "Rosy the Riveters" in Wichita, Kan., where she riveted metal to the war planes for the military, "doing her part for freedom." Dorothy cherished her time with family and friends, cooking and entertaining guests. Her children will deeply miss her warm heart, wonderful home-cooked meals, but most of all the values she instilled in them. Visitation, today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. today, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow at 3 p.m., Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar, Colo. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Dorothy J. Bean to the Wayside Cross Mission through the funeral home office.

Bean, Ronald D.
Ronald D. Bean - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 1998 - Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Colorado Springs, Colo. 80910 Ronald D. Bean, 50, of Kansas City, Kan., formerly of Colorado Springs, passed away Feb. 11, at a Kansas City hospital after a sudden heart attack. He was an electrician who was employed as an Energy Recovery Consultant with the University of Kansas Medical Center. He was born Sept. 8, 1947, in Lamar, Colo, to William C. and Dorothy J. (Brooks) Bean. His mother survives and lives in Pueblo. Mr. Bean served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1969. He was married on May 20, 1978, to Cherie L. Freeman who survives and lives in Colorado Springs. Ron is also survived by his daughter, Kristi D. Bean of Kansas City, Kan.- a brother, Hade (Phyllis) Bean of Pueblo- sisters, Sue (Sam) Tecklenburg of La Junta, Sandy (Charlie) Wann of Penrose and Janette Gatliff of Pueblo. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, William C. Bean. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Shrine of Remembrance America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colo. A reception will follow the services at the Olympian Plaza Reception Center, 975 S. Union Blvd., in Colorado Springs. Visitation, 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kristi Bean Scholarship Fund, co First Bank, P.O. Box 50500, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80949.

Bean, Ruth
Ruth Bean - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2006 - Ruth Bean was called home to the Lord on Jan. 1, 2006. Survived by daughters, Carolyn J. Bean, Patricia Robinson; and grandson, Sheldon Robinson, all of the family home; granddaughters, Vinia (Michael) Kearse, Columbia, S.C., Sabrina, Modesto, Calif., Alicia and Regina; son, John DeCuir, California; as well as several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Bean; son, Robert DeCuir; sisters, Anna Anderson, Margaret Johnson; and brother-in-law, Donald Anderson. Ruth was born in Leavenworth, Kan., in 1913, and had been a resident of Pueblo since 1946. She retired from the State Hospital after 35 years. Cremation has already taken place at her request. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Please omit flowers and make contributions in her memory to the ARC in Pueblo.

Bear, Earl
Earl Bear - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 1918 - Earl Bear, age 30 years, well known and poplar young man, died at a local hospital yesterday afternoon after a long illness. He was born at El Moro, Colo., and came to Pueblo when a small child and has resided here continuously. Mr. Bear was formerly employed on the D. & R. G. R. R. as brakeman and during his long years of service made many friends. Survived his father, Robert Bear, two sisters, Mrs. James O'Brien residing at 33 Block X, and Miss Irene Bear at present in Washington, D. C., working for the government, one brother Fred, residing at 33 Block X, and aunt, Mrs. Emma Valverde of Clayton, N. M. The funeral which will be private will be held this afternoon at 1:30 from the McMinn funeral chapel and at 2 from St. Patrick's church. Rev. Father Schimpf will conduct the services. Interment will be in the family lot in Roselawn.

Bear, Eliza
Eliza Bear – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 18, 1875 – Died in Pueblo, on the 16th instant, Mrs. Eliza Bear, aged 72 years.

Bear, Flora
Flora Bear – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 22, 1873 – Died May 20th, 1873, Flora, twin daughter of S. W. and Frances M. Bear, aged three years. Funeral today at 2 o'clock P. M.

Bear, Minnie T.
Mrs. Minnie T. Bear - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 1914 - Mrs. Minnie T. Bear passed away at St. Mary's hospital yesterday at 4:30 p.m. at the age of 53 years. She was taken to the hospital seven weeks ago to undergo a serious operation and it was thought for a while that she would recover but she gradually failed until the end came yesterday. Mrs. Bear had been a resident of Pueblo for about twenty-five years and was very highly esteemed and loved by all who knew her. She was a prominent member of St. Patrick's church on the south side and always took an active part in the church workings. Mrs. Bear was born in Leavenworth, Kansas, and moved to Trinidad, Colo. With her parents, where she lived until 1889, coming to Pueblo and has resided here continuously ever since. She is survived by her husband, Robert Bear, two daughters, Irene and Marie, two sons, Earl and Fred, one sister, Mrs. E. Rita Valverde, of Clayton, N. M.; two brothers, Charles Menger, residing in Big Springs, Tex. And Otto Menger residing in Beehan, N. M. Mrs. Bear was a member of Banner circle, No. 4, Women of Wood Craft. The remains are at the United Undertaking Company's parlors and the funeral announcement will be later. Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 1914 - The funeral of Mrs. Minnie T. Bear will be held this morning at 8:30 a.m. from her late residence. No 33 Block X, and 9 a.m. from St. Patrick's church. Rev. Father Schimpf will celebrate requiem high mass for the dead. Interment will be in the family lot in Roselawn in charge of the United Undertaking Company.

Bear, Robert
Robert Bear - Pueblo Chieftain - March 3, 1918 - Robert Bear, age 61 years, well-known Denver and Rio Grande railroad conductor died at a local hospital this morning where he was taken a few days ago for medical treatment. Mr. Bear had no been in the best health for a few years, but his sudden illness and death will come as a great shock to his hundreds of friends. He came to Pueblo about 30 years ago and entered the employ of the D. &. R. G. as a conductor, which he held until recently when he retired on account of an injury. He was one of the most popular men in the service and was familiarly known as "Bob" among his fellow employes. Just three weeks ago his son Earl passed away and no doubt the grief of that death hastened his own demise. Mr. Bear was a member of division No. 36 Order of Railroad Conductors of this city. He is survived by two daughters, Irene, now in Washington, D.C., Mrs. J. J. O'Brien residing at the family home 33 block X, one son, Fred, residing at the family home, three brothers, Frank of Trinidad, Aaron of Ideal, Colo. And Anthony of Denver, Colo., one sister-in-law Mrs. Paz Valverde of Clayton, N. M. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 8:30 from the family home and at 9 a.m. from St. Patrick's church. Rev. Father Schimpf will celebrate high mass. Members of Division No. 36 O. R. C. will act as pall bearers and interment will be in the family lot in Roselawn in charge of the McMinn Undertaking Company.

Beard, Allen
Allen Beard - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 2003 - Allen Beard. 71, passed away July 5, 2003, in Pueblo. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. [No additional information available.]

Beard, Deryl
Deryl Beard - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2004 - Deryl Beard, 81, born Oct. 10, 1923, passed away Nov. 18, 2004. Preceded in death by his parents, Orvel and Alice Beard. Survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Hortensia Beard; stepson, Tony (Meg) West; grandchildren, Allison and David West; brother, Glenn; sister, Bernice; and several nieces and nephews. Deryl served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Deryl worked in the Tube Mill at the CF&I and retired in 1983. At his request, cremation with no viewing and no funeral service. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Beard, Edith L.
Edith L. Beard - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 2000 - Edith L. Beard, passed from this life on Nov. 30, 2000, in Pueblo. Edith was born on March 25, 1916, in Davis Township, Mo., to Robert and Lillie McMurtree. Edith was a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked in several Colorado hospitals. She loved fishing, reading, and music, and had a special place in her heart for animals. Mrs. Beard was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Floyd McMurtree; sisters, Roseanna McMurtree-Beach and Dorothy Longgrear; and her former husband, William L. Beard. Her survivors include her children, David Beard, Jerome Beard and Barbara Costello; loving nieces and nephews, Russell (Patricia) Longgrear, Robert Longgrear, Carol (Robert) Wands, Floyd (Gayle) McMurtree, Lily (Charles) Shumard, Margaret Cross, Edward McMurtree, John McMurtree, and Burton (Elizabeth) Beach. Also survived by five grandchildren, Lex, David and Robert Beard and Shannon and Shelton Martin; as well as several grandnieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Waudell Maple officiating. Those who wish may honor her memory by making a donation to the Pueblo Animal League.

Beard, John
John Beard - Yampa Leader - July 19, 1918 - John Beard, switchman on the Santa Fe road, 40 years old, was killed in a lodging house in the center of Pueblo. Five shots were fired into his body. Frank Yeager, switchman on the Rio Grande, was arrested, charged with the killing. Yeager's story is that he suspected beard of intimacy with his wife and went to the lodging house to warn Beard to keep away from his home. Beard ordered him from the place, he says and reached for his revolver, Yeager states that he then fired.

Beard, Lue W.
Lue W. Beard - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2000 - Lue W. Beard, born Jan. 21,1921, in Paden, Miss., passed away April 21, 2000. Survived by loving wife of 43 years, Margaret; sons, Lee (Rhonda), Indianapolis, Ind., and Kevin, Pueblo; daughter, Luanne, Pueblo; grandsons, Zachary and Nicholas, Indianapolis, Ind.; sister, Lassie (Hortenese) Barron, Boonville, Mass.; and sister-in-law, Sr. Francine Barber of Seattle, Wash. Mr. Beard retired from Santa Fe Railroad in 1982, was a local chairman of UTU #939 and a member of First United Methodist Church. Memorial Service, Monday, 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dream Weavers, P.O. Box 212, Pueblo, Colo., 81002.

Beasley, Alfred Doyle
Alfred Doyle Beasley - Huerfano World - February 18, 1999 - Alfred Doyle Beasley died January 19, 1999, in Dove Creek. A memorial service will be at 2:20 p.m. Sunday, February 21 in Gardner Methodist Church. Born June 1, 1911 to James Alfred and LaVonia Carol Modera Beasley in Hubbard, TX, he farmed and ranched in the Gardner area for 50 years. Survivors include his wife, Frances, Gardner and an aunt, Naomi Beasley of Hubbard. Burial will be in Burns Cemetery in Egnar.

Beatty, Charles W. Sr.
Charles W. "Wimpy" Beatty Sr., - Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 1987 - Charles W. "Wimpy" Beatty Sr., 67, of Longview, Texas, died May 3, 1987, in a Longview hospital. Survived by wife, Mary Lee; sons, Charles Beatty Jr., and Bill Beatty, all of Longview; daughter, Jini Rowe, Arlington, Texas; brother, Wayne Sailors, Pueblo; sisters, Wilma Rowley, Las Vegas, Nev., Wanda Sida, Pueblo; and seven grandchildren. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Longview Christian Fellowship. Burial in the Tyler Memorial Cemetery in Tyler, Texas.

Beatty, Marilyn A.
Marilyn A. Beatty - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2005 - Marilyn A. Beatty, our loving mother and grandmother, age 73, passed away on Oct. 24, 2005, in Pueblo. Her survivors include her daughter, Debra Werkowitz and husband, Eric, of Niceville, Fla.; grandson, Rod Smith and wife, Susie, of Xenia, Ohio; and son-in-law, Raymond Sammons of Fairborn, Ohio. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Dayton, Ohio, in the spring.

Beaty, Elese
Elese Beaty - Huerfano World - August 20, 1987 - Elese Beaty, 51, of Rocky Ford, died Monday, Aug. 17, 1987, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo where she was admitted Sunday. Miss Beaty had been ill several months. Born in Tennessee Aug. 15, 1936, she had just celebrated her birthday with her twin sister, Louise Price, of San Diego, CA, a former resident of Walsenburg. Besides Mrs. Price, Miss Beaty is survived by three other sisters, including Nola Geiser Sanford, Rocky Ford and La Veta; Illadean Vitatoe, Pall Mall, TN and Evelyn Nevins, Livingston, TN; three brothers, Dorman Beaty, Albany, KY; H.L. Beaty, Pall Mail and Noble Beaty, Byrdstown, TN; many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be in Byrdstown at Byrdstown Crestlawn Funeral Home. Burial will be in Davidson Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of local arrangements. Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 1987 - Elese Beaty, Aug. 17, 1987. Sister of Nola Geiser Sanford, Rocky Ford and La Veta, Illadean Vitatoe, Pallmall, Tenn., Evelyn Nevins, Livingston, Tenn., Louise Price, San Diego, Calif., Dorman Beaty, Albany, Ky., H.L. Beaty, Pallmall, Tenn., Noble Beaty, Byrdstown, Tenn. Services and interment, Byrdstown, Tenn.

Beaubien, Felista
Felista Beaubien - Walsenburg World – February 12, 1904 - Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, Monday February 8, 1904, Felista, the 3 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Beaubien.

Beauchamp, George D.
George D. Beauchamp - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2005 - George D. Beauchamp, 61, passed away Nov. 30, 2005. He was preceded in death by his father, George Beauchamp Sr. Survived by his wife, Martha; mother, Mary; sister, Marcia; children, Travis, Tracy, Mary and Eugenia; special sister-in-law, Sister Ann Krall, OSB; and longtime friends, Maggie and Leo Schwartzenberger. At his request, cremation, with no viewing or service.

Beauchamp, Mary Rita
Mary Rita Beauchamp - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 3, 2007 - Mary Rita Beauchamp, 87, passed away peacefully at her home on April 30, 2007. Mary was born in Woburn, MA on May 8, 1919. She married George D. Beauchamp, who was serving in the U. S. Air Force. Mrs. Beauchamp had been a Colorado Springs resident for 40 years. She worked for many years at Hibbard's Department Store and did volunteer work for the needy. She is survived by her daughter Marcia A. Fields, her grandchildren Don B. Fields, Jr., Carla Fields and Brian (Amanda) Fields, two great-grandchildren, Dominic and Noah Fields, and a daughter-in-law Martha Beauchamp, of Pueblo, CO. She is also survived by several brothers and sisters in Woburn, MA and special friends Leo and Maggie Schwartzenberger, Ed and Carrie Plante, and Don B. Fields, Sr. of Colorado Springs. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years and her son George D. Beauchamp, Jr. She will be greatly missed by her family and wonderful neighborhood friends. A visitation is scheduled from 5-6 pm on Thursday, May 3, 2007 at Swan-Law Funeral Home, followed by Rosary at 6 pm. A funeral mass is planned for 10:00 am, Friday, May 4, 2007, St. Mary's Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St. Burial will follow at 1 pm, Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Pikes Peak Hospice or Colorado Springs Right-To-Life.

Beautinna, Mike
Mike Beautinna - Akron Pioneer Press - July 16, 1920 - Fireman S. Holt and Extra Fireman Mike Beautinna, both of Trinidad, were instantly killed and Engineer Frank Street of Trinidad was critically injured when an extra freight train, with two dead engines was wrecked by a washout two miles south of Lynn, a station eighteen miles north of Trinidad.

Beauvais, Barry James
Barry James Beauvais, DDS - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 1997 - Barry James Beauvais, DDS, passed away unexpectedly, Oct. 24, 1997. Survived by his parents, Philip and Babette Beauvais- brothers, Randal Philip (Carmela) Beauvais, Fort Collins, Colo., and Robert Michael Beauvais, Englewood, Colo. Also survived by his grandmother, Ernestine D. Beauvais, Pueblo, Colo.- great-great-aunt, Sr. Gonzales St. Denis, Fall River, Mass.- aunts and uncles, Robert (Norma) Hollenzer, Phyllis Clements, Gerald (Audry) Beauvais, Donald (Beverly) Beauvais, Thomas (Jeannie) Margison and Fredrick (Linda) Beauvais, Ph.D. Dr. Beauvais graduated from South High School in 1984, attended Colorado School of Mines and graduated in 1988 from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He graduated from the Colorado University School of Dentistry in 1992 with a DDS degree and served his internship at University Hospital. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Barry Beauvais Memorial Fund, to be established in his name, to benefit a charity that he would have chosen. Contributions may be sent to the funeral home office.

Beauvais, Ernestine D.
Ernestine D. "Tina" Beauvais - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1999 - Ernestine D. "Tina" Beauvais, born on June 26, 1908, to Fred and Anna (Tritz) Kottenstette, passed away Nov. 22, 1999. She was married to Philip Beauvais on Oct. 4, 1930. He preceded her in death on Sept. 27, 1994. Mrs. Beauvais is survived by her children, Phyllis Jeanne Clements, Pueblo, Gerald J. (Audrey) Beauvais, Arlington Heights, Ill., Donald L. (Beverly) Beauvais, Beulah, Philip J. (Babette) Beauvais, Pueblo, and Fredrick J. (Linda) Beauvais, Fort Collins. Also survived by son-in-law, Thomas Margison, Pueblo; 24 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; as well as brothers and sisters, Grace Kottenstette, Pueblo, Eugene J. (Kay) Kottenstette, Littleton, Leonard Kottenstette, San Raphael, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Rita Kottenstette, Pueblo, and Maurine Kottenstette, Denver. She is preceded in death by daughter, Dorothy Lenore Margison; son-in-law, Tom Clements; grandsons, Bill Clements and Barry Beauvais; three brothers and two sisters. Tina was a member of the Hobby Club in Beulah and the Beulah Historical Society. She was gifted and talented in many arts media, including stained glass, pottery, watercolor and oil painting. She was an avid reader, sports fan, devoted mother and grandmother. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 1 p.m. at the Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests the omission of food and flowers. Contributions may be made to the Shrine of St. Therese Memorial Fund through the funeral home office.

Beauvais, George A.
George A. Beauvais - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 1987 - George A. Beauvais, a resident of Minnequa Medicenter, passed away Feb. 24, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. He married Mary A. Fahey, Nov. 19, 1926; she preceded him in death Feb. 18, 1985. Father of George "Jay" (Mary Ann) Beauvais, Pueblo; Sister Marilyn Therese Beauvais, St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, and Edward (Mary Ellen) Beauvais, Phoenix, Ariz. Survived also by his sister, Dorothy Birrer, Folsom, Calif., as well as eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Beauvais moved to Colorado in August 1919 and graduated from St. Patrick High School in 1924. He began his employment with the CF&I Steel Corporation in 1929 and retired in 1969. He was employed as chief timekeeper for 20 years and prior to that was employed in the payroll department. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish, the CF&I Foremen's Club and the Holy Name Society. Mass of Christian Burial, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made in Mr. Beauvais' memory to Project Care at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Beauvais, 29 Drake.

Beauvais, Marie A.
Marie A. Beauvais - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 1987 - Marie A. Beauvais passed away a local nursing home, Jan. 16, 1987. Survived by her brother, Philip Beauvais, Pueblo, and her sister, Mrs. E. H. Johnson, Salt Lake City, Utah. Also survived by her niece, Mrs. Roberta "Bobbie" (Harry) Geringer, Pueblo, as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. Born March 16, 1909, in Stillwater, Minn., and had been a Pueblo resident for the past 16 years after retiring as senior clerk for the Kraft Food Co. in Denver. Member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, 304 E. Routt Ave., where Mass of Christian Burial win be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Michael J. Byrne as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Anthony Catholic Church Soup Kitchen through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at the home of Philip Beauvais, 25 Glen Royal Dr.

Beauvals, Maurice Paul
Maurice Paul Beauvals - Pueblo Chieftain - September 6, 1956 - Maurice Paul Beauvals, Sept. 5. Baby son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Paul Beauvals, 226 W. Orman. Grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Henry and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Beauvals, Pueblo. Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Mountain View Cemetery.

Beaver, Lawrence T.
Lawrence T. Beaver - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 1986 - Lawrence T. Beaver of 311 N. Commercial, Trinidad, passed away July 5, 1986. Cremation, Almont Crematory.

Beaver, Victor H.
Victor H. "Vic" Beaver - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 2001 - Victor H. "Vic" Beaver, 79, passed away Dec. 4, 2001, in Pueblo. He is survived by his wife, Marcelene L. Beaver; sons, Victor R. Beaver, David H. Beaver; and daughter, Joyce K. Young; and grandchildren, Natalie, Adam, Emily, Anjuli and Gracie. Vic was a WWII veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater, and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) after 22 years in the United States Air Force. He was then employed by the D&RGW Railroad as a radio communications equipment maintainer for 22 years before again retiring. He was a lifelong ham radio operator (W0YB) and made many good friends through ham radio. Vic was associated with the Pueblo Historical Aircraft Society and one of his great pleasures was searching for aircraft parts for the museum. He was a wanderer and traveler, a free spirit of the universe, always questioning, learning and sharing his knowledge. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. There will be no public viewing or services. In lieu of flowers, any donations may be made to the Pueblo Historical Aircraft Society (PHAS) in care of treasurer Frank Kase, 31001 Magnuson Ave., Pueblo, CO 81001.

Bebble, Blane Vincent
Blane Vincent Bebble - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1986 - Father Blane Vincent Bebble, O.S.B., Holy Cross Abbey, died July 5, 1986, in Canon City, Colo. Baptized Vincent after his birth in St. Mary, Pa., April 29, 1923, the future Fr. Blane entered the Scholasticate at St. Vincent Abbey in Latrobe, Pa., in 1941. He also entered the novitiate there and in July of 1945 he took his Triennial Vows. Following the urge to go west, as had so many others from St. Vincent, he received permission to transfer his vows to Holy Cross Abbey, and in 1949 professed his Solemn Vows. At this stage of his life things moved rapidly. In a little less than a year he had made his transfer, took Solemn Vows, was ordained sub-deacon, deacon, and priest. Because of his previous ties to St. Vincent, and since all his family lived in that area he returned to St. Vincent to be ordained a priest by Bishop Deardon at Pittsburg, June 11, 1950. At his First Solemn Mass celebration, his home parish of St. Mary greeted him as the 50th priest to be ordained from that parish. Would that there were more such generous homes and parishes today. Following his ordination he went into school work where he taught religion, typing and did some prefecting of students. He also assisted in the school horsemanship program and the Vaquero Club. A brief stint at St. Leander in Pueblo was followed by three years in the Neuman House at Colorado University in Boulder. Called back to the Abbey for work from 1968 to 1972, he again headed the religion department of the school and taught commercial courses. In his teaching religion he was greatly aided by the fact that two summers at Fordham and five at St. Bonaventure College in New York, had earned him a Master of Arts degree in Sacred Science. Following this he saw duty from 1972-1974 as pastor of St. Michael in Canon City. After this he went to St. Mary in Pueblo to relieve Father Claude Roberts who was rapidly losing ground healthwise. There, he served 10 years from 1974 to 1984. He was forced to leave there and return to the Abbey because of steadily worsening health. This so-called retirement found him classifying and indexing hundreds of various tapes for the library. During this time he also served on the council of seniors, and filled other duties when able. He was a great conversationalist and loved to mix and associate with people. He had devoted 41 years of his life as a Benedictine Monk, and lacking six days, 36 years of his life as a priest of the Lord. Rosary, 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 9; Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 10. All services at the Abbey Chapel with Abbott Martin J. Burne, O.S.B. officiating. Interment, Holy Cross Abbey Cemetery.

Bebell, Mildred
Mildred (Monie) Bebell - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 2005 - Mildred (Monie) Bebell passed away on Aug. 18, 2005. Her death marked the passing of a woman with a number of talents- dancer, teacher, professor, author, speaker and inspiration to many in the Pueblo area and elsewhere. Born in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Oct. 13, 1909. Monie quickly showed her ability. She learned to dance at an early age and by the time she was 14 was teaching ballet in nearby towns, being driven to classes by her father because she was so young. She went on to dance professionally, touring with the Pavley-Oukrainsky company when she was 17 and putting herself through the University of Chicago Civic Opera ballet. during the Depression by performing with the Chicago Civic Opera ballet. While at the University she transferred her attention from dancing to teaching, and spent the rest of her active life in the field of education. After three years in a public school classroom she took a position with the publisher, Scott Foresman, where among other responsibilities she did editorial work on the famous Dick and Jane readers. Her long career included time as an editor for the American Council on Education, and full professorships at the University of Denver, New York University, and the University of Southern Colorado. In addition, she had teaching assignments at the University of Wis., the University of Colo. at Boulder, Utah State University, and Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. Monie came to Pueblo in 1966, when she accepted a position as Head of the Reading Department in what was then Southern Colorado State College. She also became a member of the Board of the McClelland Foundation. Following her retirement from the University in 1974, she created the McClelland Center for Child Study, designed to help children with special needs. She directed the program for several years, finally leaving it to create another organization, titled Educational Enrichment Services, this time in the Denver area, also focused on students with learning difficulties. She served with this group for fifteen more years, before permanently retiring at age 85. She was widely acclaimed as a public speaker and instructor, in demand for addresses over a many-state region, and with waiting lists for her classes. She co-authored a series of readers for the primary grades which were used by schools across the nation, and can still be found in many of them, and was active in the International Reading Association, locally and nationally. She was frequently called upon by schools and school districts to help improve their instructional programs. She is survived by her husband, Clifford, by six children, Julie Grant of Denver, David Bebell of Castle Rock, Bobbie Girardin of Aurora, Janet Bebell of Fort Collins, Linda Gibas of Salida, and Steven Bebell of Fort Collins and by thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Many people will mourn this loss, and testify to the extent to which Monie changed their lives. There will be a celebration of her life at 4pm on the 25th of this month at the Mount Vernon Country Club.

Becco, Evelyn L.
Evelyn L. Becco - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 2002 - Evelyn L. Becco, born May 25, 1934, devoted wife and mother, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 6, 2002. Survived by her husband, Robert V. Becco; daughter, Becky (Darrell) Harper; and son, Mike Adams. Grandmother of Joshua Schellenger, father of Asher and Charlie; Jodie Sims, mother of Ashley and Lyndee; and Jessie King, mother of Lainey. Also survived by her stepchildren, Joan (Don) Becco-Hardin, Anna (Virgil) Gerstenberger, Jeanne (Dan) Hanten, Andrea (Jimmy) Galli-Eggering and James (Randa) Becco and their children; sisters, Fern "Subba" Ewald and Carol (Lenard) Samela; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Velma Sable. Evelyn enjoyed gardening and many other hobbies and had many friends. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Please join us in the celebration of her life. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or to a charity of the donor's choice in her memory.

Bechaver, Ann
Ann Bechaver - Huerfano World - February 17, 1972 - Ann Bechaver dies in Denver; Mass scheduled in Conejos Mrs. Edward (Ann) Bechaver, 30, died Monday, Feb. 14, 1972, at Colorado General Hospital in Denver after an illness of about a year. Her husband, a native of Walsenburg, is now a rancher near Antonito. The couple's two sons are Mark, 5, and Brian, 2 1/2. Mark has been staying with his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. John Bechaver Sr., of Walsenburg, and attending St. Mary Kindergarten. Born Aug. 18, 1941, Ann was married to Edward Bechaver Feb. 23, 1963 in Alamosa. She leaves also her mother, Mrs. Edna Hiller, Antonito, grandparents and a sister. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Butler-Showalter Mortuary. A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Catholic Church in Antonito. The funeral mass is scheduled for tomorrow at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Conejos. Burial will be in the afternoon in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, N.M. Friends may call at the chapel at Manassa this afternoon. In place of flowers the family has requested that donations be made instead to Conejos County Hospital, La Jara, for a heart monitoring machine. Edward Bechaver's address is RFD, Box 107, Antonito.

Bechaver, Frances
Frances Bechaver - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 1997 - Frances Bechaver, 92, of Walsenburg, died Thursday, July 3, 1997. Survived by two sons, John G. (Agnes) Bechaver, Walsenburg, Edward J. (Diana) Bechaver, Manassa- a sister-in-law, Sue Bechaver, Walsenburg- numerous nieces and nephews- 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, John, on June 27, 1980. Tabernacle Rosary, 4 p.m. Sunday, Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 10 a.m. Monday. Funeral Mass following the rosary on Monday with Father Ben Bacino officiating. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.

Bechaver, John George
John George Bechaver - Huerfano Journal - August 7, 2008 - John G. Bechaver, (1929 – 2008), passed away on July 31st, 2008 at his home. John was born in Walsenburg on April 24th, 1929. He grew up primarily in the Alamo-Butte Valley coal camp north-west of town. He was a graduate of Huerfano County High School in 1946. From 1948 to 1952, he served in The United States Air Force, serving mostly in Germany during The Berlin Airlift following World War II. He was employed by The United States Postal Service for 35 years, delivering mail to patrons throughout Walsenburg during his entire tenure. He married Agnes O'Rourke on October 26th, 1957, and the couple happily celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last autumn, with many family and friends in attendance. He loved the outdoors, hiking and fishing. He loved his garden, flowers, and especially his birds, the multitude of species he fed and could identify one and all on sight, from a great distance. He was a collector of practically anything that can be collected, and an expert historian about everything he experienced. His memories of growing up in this area was an invaluable resource to everyone who knew him, and he enjoyed sharing his knowledge and experiences, to the benefit of The Historical Society and The Mining Museum. His artistic talents remain unsurpassed, whether it be in woodworking, or painting, or drawing. He also loved to share his talent of music with others, belonging to two choirs at Saint Mary Catholic Church — The Men's Choir and The Spanish Music Choir. His gift of music will be missed by all. In addition, he loved a good polka (Who doesn't!), and he belonged to several bands in the area over the years, most notably and recently The Good Ol' Jazz Band! He was a great baseball player, bowler, and horseshoe pitcher. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Bechaver and Frances (Dlugopolski) Bechaver. He is survived by his loving wife Agnes, his four children Theresa (Mark) Roy, Phyllis (Carl) Martinez, Lorrie Bechaver, and Will Bechaver; his brother Edward (Diana) Bechaver; grandchildren Rebecca Carter, Ryan Carter, Mark E. Roy, Jonathan Roy, Mackenzie Martinez, and Michael Martinez. The Knights Of Columbus, of which he was a member, were present at The Rosary and Funeral Mass held at Saint Mary Church. He was interred at North Saint Mary Cemetery with a full Air Force Military Honor Guard.

Bechaver, Steve
Steve Bechaver - Huerfano World - December 1, 1994 - Steve Bechaver, 76, of Walden, formerly of Walsenburg, died Nov. 23, 1994. Born Dec. 18, 1917, in Toltec, he married Helen Urban Apr. 15, 1947. He was a World War 11 veteran and worked at Butte Valley, Tioga, CF&I mines and CF&I Steel Mill from which he retired. In May, 1990, he moved to Walden to live with his son and daughter-in-law where he resided until his death. Survivors include his children, Stephen Bechaver, Walden, Diane Davy, Fortuna, CA, James Bechaver, Evanston, WY; ten grandchildren and a sister, Susan Bechaver, Walsenburg. A Memorial service was Saturday from Assembly of God Church in Walden. Funeral mass was from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg Tuesday. Graveside service was by VFW Post #2643. Burial was in the Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Becher, Earl Henry
Earl Henry Becher - Pueblo Chieftain – April 4, 1967 - Earl Becher Found Dead At Rye Home - The body of Earl Henry Becher, 75, who apparently died several days ago of natural causes, was found Monday in the doorway of his cabin, 7 miles west of Rye. Becher, a prospector who had lived in Pueblo County for 30 years, was found by a friend, John Kear of Rye. Kear said he had been checking regularly on the elderly man who had not been feeling well. Becher lived alone. Deputy Coroner Verlyn Peterson said that Becher, who was last seen alive on March 30, apparently suffered a heart attack. No autopsy is planned. Becher served with the Marine Corps during World War I and was a member of the American Legion Post at Rye. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Kathy Medill of Rye and Mrs. Bertha Vandruff of La Jara, and two brothers, Marvin Becher of Rye and Hiram Becher of Apache Junction, Ariz. Davis Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Pueblo Chieftain – April 4, 1967 - Erle Henry Becher, April 1, 1967, at his cabin near Rye, Colo. Brother of Mrs. Kathie Medill and Marvin Becher, both of Rye; Mrs. Bertha Vandruff, La Jara, Colo., and Hiram Becher, Apache Junction, Ariz. Member of Rye Post 115, American Legion. Rye area resident for the past 30 years. A prospector and employe of Ashley Sawmill. Born June 18, 1891, in Ohio. U. S. Marine Corps veteran of World War I. Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain – April 5, 1967 - Earl Henry Becher. Graveside services 4 p.m. today at Brookside Cemetery, Rye, Colo., with the Rev. Frances Bigelow, pastor of Rye Home Methodist Church, officiating, followed by military rites, conferred by Rye Post 115, American Legion.

Becher, Myrtle Sarah
Myrtle Sarah Jones Becher - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 1986 - Myrtle Sarah Jones Becher, late of Colorado Springs, died at a Colorado Springs nursing home, Feb. 14, 1986. Survived by her daughters, Margaret Eileen (Gerald) Pritchard, Las Vegas, Nev.; and Mary Ann Green, Salida. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Member of the Rye Home Methodist Church and A.A.R.P. Born Oct. 2, 1905, in Kansas City, Mo. Pueblo County resident from 1920 to 1983, when she moved to Colorado Springs. Preceded in death by her husband, Marvin E. Becher, Aug. 19, 1983, daughter, Norma Jean Stanbro and son-in-law, Darold Green. Service, 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, Rye Home Methodist Church. Interment, Brookside Cemetery. Visitation today from 3 to 8:30 p.m.

Becher, Opal Helen
Opal Helen Becher - The Pueblo Star-Journal and Sunday Christian - June 15, 1980 - Opal Helen Becher, late of 2611 Jones, passed away Thursday, June 12, 1980, at a local nursing home.  Survived by two sons, E. Kay Becher, of 119 University Circle, where the family may be contacted, and E. Dean Becher of Lafayette, Colo; one daughter, Mrs. Iris Lara, El Centro, Calif.; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Also survived by one sister, Mrs. Fleata Cadwell of San Diego, Calif., and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Becher was a member of the Methodist Church and a former member of the Rye Women's Club.  She was born July 23, 1895, in Walker, Iowa, and had been a resident of the Pueblo and Rye areas since 1918, teaching in the Rye School system for many years.  Preceded in death by one sister, Lois Ludeman, who passed away March 23, 1976, two brothers and three sisters.  Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Paul G. Tapey officiating.  Interment Mountain View Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Arteriosclerosis Fund in care of Pueblo Council 6, Royal and Secure Masons, 126 Broadway, 81101, direct or through our office.  Mrs. Becher will lie in state after 10 a.m. Monday, until time of services.

Bechtel, Helen Gordon
Helen Gordon Bechtel - Albuquerque Journal - September 28, 2003 - Helen Gordon Bechtel died on September 24, at her home in Grants. She was 94. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be at First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. An Evening of Sharing Memories of Helen Bechtel will be held at the church Friday evening, October 10, 2003 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the First Presbyterian Church, Helen G. Bechtel Memorial Fund. Margaret Helen Gordon was born in LaJunta, Colorado on September 3, 1909, the daughter of Rush Alexander and Florence Gillum Gordon. The family moved to Trinidad, Colorado where Helen graduated from Trinidad High School. After graduating with a Bachelor of Music Education from the College of Emporia (Kansas), she taught music and grades 5-6 in Hoehne, Colorado. In 1935 she married the Reverend J. David Bechtel in Trinidad. He died in 1993. Helen Bechtel had lived in Grants since 1967. Previously she had lived in Bethel, Kansas; Alamosa, Colorado and Durango, Colorado. She taught piano lessons, directed church choirs, and played the organ. In Durango she directed a multi-choir church music program which involved over 150 singers. She was organist for First Presbyterian Church in Grants for 16 years until she retired in 1997. In Durango Helen Bechtel was a member and officer of Chapter CS, P.E.O. In Grants she was a member and a president of the Pilot Club and a member of Chapter U, P.E.O. In 1997 the New Mexico P.E.O. recognized her as a "Golden Girl" for 50 years of service. Helen was a member of Presbyterian Women and had served as a Presbyterial and Synodical officer in Colorado. She was an elder in the First Presbyterian Church in Grants and also served on the Committee on Ministry of Santa Fe Presbytery. Survivors include two sons, the Reverend Doctor J. Gordon Bechtel, Emporia, KS and David Rush Bechtel, Ft. Collins, CO; two grandsons, Craig S. Bechtel, Park Ridge, IL and Rian R. Becthel, Ft. Collins, CO; and one great-grandson, Lucas Alexander Bechtel, Park Ridge, IL. Also surviving are 14 nieces and nephews. Two sisters, Harriet Tatum, Colorado Springs, CO and Mary Loofboro, Jamesville, WI, and a brother Donald Gordon, Waynesboro, VA, preceded her in death. Grants Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements.

Bechtel, Jacquelyn
Jacquelyn Bechtel - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 2002 - Jacquelyn Bechtel, passed away July 1, 2002, in Pueblo. Jackie was born Jan. 11, 1936, in Monte Vista, Colo., to Orville and Anna Lee Bechtel and had lived in Pueblo since 1973. She will be missed by the Alano Club in which she was a member. Jackie is survived by her sister, Andra Workman of Topeka, Kan., her longtime companion, Albert Archer of Wiley; an aunt, Kiel Graves of Colorado Springs; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2002, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Monte Vista Cemetery.

Bechtelheimer, Harold
Trooper Harold Bechtelheimer - Colorado State Patrol, District 2 - Date Unknown - Trooper Harold Bechtelheimer: Shot by the passenger of a car he had stopped for speeding near Colorado Springs on Sept. 14, 1949. Patrolman Bechtelheimer was the first Colorado State Patrol Officer to be slain in the line of duty. While patrolling Highway 85-87 North of Colorado Springs, he encountered a green Buick traveling Southbound at a high speed. Before Bechtelheimer (Beck) approached Rickard McKenna, the driver, Daniel Valenzuela, the passenger, exited the car and came around the back of the car behind Beck. Beck spun around and struck Valenzuela with his flashlight. Valenzuela shot Beck in the chest and in the left arm. Beck returned to his Patrol car to call for help, before dying of his injuries. The two were apprehended later that evening North of Colorado Springs and were sentenced to life in prison. Bechtelheimer entered the Patrol December 1, 1944.

Bechtolt, Bessie
Bessie Bechtolt - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2000 - Bessie Bechtolt, 73, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 28, 2000. Private family graveside services in Durango, Colo., at a later date.

Beck, Elinor
Elinor Beck - Pueblo Chieftain - November 04, 2001 - Elinor Beck, 71, passed away Nov. 2, 2001. Survived by her loving husband of 51 years, James Beck of Pueblo; son, Glenn Beck of Nebraska; daughter, J-Lynn Ashe of North Carolina; grandchildren, Amber, Aaron and Sean; brothers, Charles Mackey of South Carolina, and Don Mackey of Pennsylvania; sisters, Dorothy Callen of Texas, Margaret Coverdale of Ohio, Leona Barnes of Pennsylvania and Charlotte Brown of Ohio; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Beck, Frank Earl
Frank Earl Beck - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 1997 - Frank Earl Beck, 81, Penrose, died Nov. 24. He worked as a ranch hand for the Zavislan family all his working years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Predeceased by parents, Eugene Beck and Sarah Durkin; one brother and four sisters. Survived by nephews, Joe Beck, Eugene (Phyllis) Emery of Canon City, Charles D. Raper of Pinedale, Wyo.; nieces, Vyonne Willis of Gardena, Calif., Wanda McConnell of Pueblo, Charlene (Bob) Ditton of Homer, Alaska, Betty (Roger) Field of Arizona. Service, 10 a.m. Friday, Beaver Park Cemetery in Penrose, Rev. Fred Kitch officiating. Burial, Beaver Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Penrose Volunteer Fire Department or the charity of their choice.

Beck, Jennie A.
Jennie A. Beck - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 1987 - Jennie A. Beck, 622 Allison, Canon City, Nov. 15, 1987. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wilson Almont Chapel. Mass of Resurrection, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Michael's Catholic Church. Interment, Lakeside.

Beck, Joseph V.
Joseph V. Beck - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 1999 - Joe Beck was born Feb. 29, 1926, in Salida, Colo.; next to the youngest of seven children. Born to Harry and Ethel (Bond) Beck, he attended grade and high school in Salida, Colo. He lettered in track, basketball and football all four years of high school and was named all-conference guard two years and all-state guard in his senior year. Also in his senior year, he was captain of the football team, captain of the basketball team, president of his class and named outstanding senior boy. He graduated in 1944 with a National Honor Society Scholarship which he never used because he chose to enter the service of his country. He joined the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific as a radioman until his discharge in 1946. He married Miss Glenna Brookshire, a hometown girl, while they were both attending the University of Colorado. He graduated with honors from the University of Colorado in August of 1950. He was employed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service. In connection with this work, he moved frequently and lived in the following places: Lamar, Colo., Gunnison, Colo., Canon City, Colo., Buena Vista, Colo., Billings, Mont., Culbertson, Neb., Culbertson, Mont., New Castle, Wyo., Ekalaka, Mont., Brockson, Mont., Stanton, N.D., Miller, S.D., Custer, Mont., Harding, Mont., Missoula, Mont., Ingomar, Mont., Powell, Wyo., Williston, N.D., Bridger, Mont., Ridgeway, Mont., Decker, Mont., Devil's Lake, N.D., Cooperstown, N.D., Redfield, S.D., Harvey, N.D., Rawlins, Wyo., Stockton, Kan., Denver, Colo., Monte Vista, Colo., and Pueblo, Colo. Mr. and Mrs. Beck had three children: Jeannie (Steven) Maher, a graduate of Beth El School of nursing, currently working in dialysis at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital; Clifton (Chaz San Soucy), a graduate of University of Southern Colorado and now working in the OR of St. Mary-Corwin Hospital; and Sharon Beck, a graduate of Adams State College and employed at Bessemer School here in Pueblo. Three grandchildren survive, Julia Maher, Douglas and Daniel Beck. Mr. Beck was a Mason and Rotarian, past president of the Rio Grande Rock Club and charter member of the San Luis Valley Historical Society. He was the archaeological advisor for the state of Colorado under House Bill 1041. His hobbies include arrowhead hunting, duck hunting and training his fine Labrador Retriever. In 1984, he was named a Beautiful Puebloan for his work with wildlife. Mr. Beck transferred with the forest service to Pueblo, Colo., on July 21, 1975, and retired here in 1980. A memorial service will be held today, Oct. 5, 1999, at 2 p.m. at the T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. The family respectfully requests memorials be made to the Southern Colorado Spay and Neuter Clinic, 1700 S. Prairie, Pueblo, Colo., 81005.

Beck, Marie Pike
Marie Pike Beck - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 2000 - Marie Pike Beck, age 81, passed away Dec. 30, 1999, at Minnequa Medicenter following a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by her parents, Nellie and Harry Pike, and sister, Lennia Cates. Survived by her son, Dr. J. Michael (Barbara) Beck; grandchildren, Chris of Denver, Sharon and James of Pueblo; loving and devoted sister, Aline Eichelberger; and nieces, Charline, Marguerite (Rob) and Marie. Mrs. Beck retired from the CF&I Wire Mill Office in 1980 after 30 years. She was a longtime supporter of the USC Music Department and member of the USC President's Club. She enjoyed helping her son, china painting (Southern Colorado China Painters), crafts and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a 1999 Silver Queen Nominee from the Minnequa Medicenter. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Tabor Lutheran Church, 102 E. Orman, with Rev. Roger Hupp officiating. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the USC Music Department.

Beck, Walter A.
Walter A. Beck - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1987 - Walter A. Beck of 18 Regis Lane, June 15, 1987. Husband of Robbie Beck. Father of Analee Beck and Betsy (Matt) Coffin an, both of Pueblo; Walter J. (Ruth) Beck, Houston, Texas, and Leslie (Mike) Cannon, Fort Collins. Stepfather of Bill (Charlene) Graham, Pueblo; Caren Huggins and Mike (Debbie) Rose, both of Beulah; and Wesley (Nancy) Graham, Meeker, Colo. Brother of Jean (Jim) Downey, Pittsburg, Pa.; Gordon W. Beck and Dorothy Hersko, both of McKees Rocks, Pa. Son-in-law of Ann Naccarato, Pueblo. Survived also by six grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his first wife, Theresa E. Beck, in 1976. A member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Beulah, he was a veteran of service with the United States Air Force during WW II. Mr. Beck retired as head pipefitter of the wire mill on July 30, 1981. after 36 years of employment at CF&I Steel Corp. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 145, and the Nocturnal Adoration Society. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church: Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and Christian wake service, 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, Roselawn. Please omit donations of food and flowers. Friends who wish are requested to send memorials to Our Lady of Lourdes Development Fund c/o the funeral home office.

Becker, David
David Becker - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2000 - David Becker passed away March 26, 2000, in Pueblo. He was 75. Mr. Becker was a welder by trade and had lived in Fort Morgan and Salida before moving to Pueblo in 1983. He is survived by his wife, Barbara J. Becker; a daughter, Barbara Ann Becker, both of Pueblo; a brother, Dick Becker of Missouri; three sisters, Rachel Sagel and Marie Geis, both of Fort Morgan, and Betty Martin of Brush; and several nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 31, 2000, at 7 p.m. in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 785 E. Spaulding, in Pueblo West.

Becker, Dudley Robert
Dudley Robert Becker - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 1999 - Dudley Robert Becker, 52, passed away Sept. 25, 1999, in Seattle. Becker was a graduate of Centennial High School, the University of Denver and the American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Ariz. He owned and operated the Town House and Bramble Tree Motels in Pueblo since 1974. He is survived by his wife, Liz; stepdaughters Elizabeth and Lisa, Pueblo; children, Erin, San Francisco, and Quinn, Colorado Springs; mother, Marjorie D. Becker, Pueblo; and brothers, David, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Kevin, Aurora. Cremation and no services at his request. Private family ceremony was held in Seattle. Dudley will be deeply missed by family, friends and colleagues who loved and admired him.

Becker, Hilda Patricia
Hilda Patricia (Moery) Becker - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2005 - Hilda Patricia (Moery) Becker, passed away August 9, 2005. Predeceased by husband, James Keith Becker and parents Gwen and Ray Moery. Survived by son, Michael of Colorado, daughter, Patty of Oregon, sister, Rae Flanigan, Pueblo and brother, Bill (Suzie) of Redmond, Wash., grandsons, Justin (Lisa) and Matt (Rachel) and 3 great-grandchildren. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews including special niece, Janet, brothers-in-law, Paul (Sunny), Bob (Carolyn), David and Ed Becker. Born in Pueblo in 1931. Attended Thatcher Grade School, graduated from Centennial High School and attended Western State College. Hilda kept her mental skills honed with her constant crosswords and the great books supplied by the grace of her dear friend Laura at the Library-Barkman Branch. She could not have managed without the care and attention of her loving neighbors Sally and Roger Maggart and Charlie and Anita. Memorial Service 1 p.m., Friday at St. Pius X Church. No food or flowers, please. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Becker, Jacob
Jacob Becker - Westland News - March 19, 1920 - Three minutes after he had eaten the evening meal, brought to him by Jailer John McLachlan, Jacob Becker, 52, a blacksmith, held merely for investigation, committed suicide at the city jail in Denver, by hanging himself in the cell which has become known as 'the hoo-doo cell,' following the escape there from recently of Virgil Trimble and two other prisoners.

Beckman, Donald L.
Donald L. Beckman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2005 - Donald L. Beckman passed from this earth to his heavenly home on Wednesday, July 27, 2005. Donald was born on Aug. 22, 1921, in West Point, Neb., to Fred Earl Beckman and Edna Potter Beckman. He was preceded in death by his parents; step-parents; three brothers; and his beloved daughter, Diana. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia; son, Jim (Cindy) Beckman, Spring Valley, Ohio; daughters, Lynn Davis and Patti Carleo (Robert Potter), Pueblo, Colo.; brothers, Richard (Dalphna) Beckman, Denver, Colo., and Kenneth (Mary Lou) Beckman, Albuquerque, N.M. Grandchildren who he loved and made his life interesting are: Tech. Sgt. Michael (Pauline) Beckman, Kadena AFB, Japan, Christopher (Erin) Beckman, Charleston, S.C., Carrie Davis, Denver, Colo., Bob, John and Shane Davis, Pueblo, Colo., Shea Clendenning, Denver, Colo., David Beckman, Pueblo, Colo., Donald J. "DJ" Potter, Pueblo, Colo.; four great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nephews and nieces who he cherished. Donald was raised in Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado, and worked in the Oakland and San Francisco shipyards during WWII. Don returned to Pueblo after the war and worked for Barbara Neon Signs and then joined IBEW No. 12 in 1947. Don retired from the electrical trade in 1986 with 40 years of service. Don's passion in the late 40s through the mid 60s was racing midgets and stock cars. He raced mainly in Pueblo but also raced in Colorado Springs, Canon City, Salida and occasionally Denver. When Don retired from racing in 1964, his passion became fishing and he enjoyed many camping and fishing outings with his family. During the last three years of his illness, Don was an inspiration to all who knew him with his determination to outlive his doctor's June 2002 prognosis of 2 to 3 months to live. During this time, Don took great pleasure in being at home with his family and enjoyed visits from his friends and Hospice care givers. He was brave to the end and brought hope and laughter to all who knew him. There will be no viewing. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the American Cancer Society through the funeral home.

Beckman, Louis Adam
Louis Adam Beckman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 1953 - Louis Adam Beckman, Sunday at the home, 1516 Palmer. Husband of Hilma J. Beckman of the home. Father of Louis Beckman Jr., and Mrs. Louise Bensik and step-father of John Nidey, all of Pueblo. Also father of Mrs. Stella Stewart, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Breece, Colorado Springs; Mrs. Margaret Jacobson and Clarence Beckman, Denver, step-father of Charles Nidey, Denver. Grandfather of nine and great grand-father of 12. Brother of Miss Bertha Beckman, Denver; Mrs. Minnie Hackman, Alton, Ill.; Mrs. Louise Oswald and Mrs. Emma Fritz, Alhambra, Ill. A resident of Pueblo for 35 years, former roadmaster for the D&RGW railway and a retired grocer. Services 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. George F. Lowe officiating. To Mountain View.

Beckman, Ruby R.
Ruby R. Beckman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 1987 - Ruby R. Beckman, 78, of Las Animas, died Thursday, July 30, 1987, at Bent County Nursing Home. Widow of Elmer A. Beckman, who passed away April 21, 1973. Survived by daughter, John (Amy) Burns of Las Animas; one brother, Harry Kelley; sisters, Zella Manawall of Oregon; and Belda Elkins, Marcilina, Mo.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Powell-Kuhns Mortuary. Concluding service in Las Animas Cemetery.

Beckman-Williams, Diana L.
Diana L. Beckman-Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1997 - Diana L. Beckman-Williams entered into her eternal peace on Aug. 10, 1997. Diana was a brave soldier in her valiant battle with metastatic breast cancer. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Shea Clendenning and son, David Beckman former husband and friend, Roy Clendenning; brother, Jim (Cindy) Beckman, Spring Valley, Ohio; sisters, Lynn (Robert) Davis, Pueblo, and Patti (Robert Potter) Carleo, Las Vegas, Nev.; husband, Jimmy Williams; six special nephews and one special niece; uncles, Don (Priscilla) Higdon, Pueblo, Charles (Laurene) Martin, Paso Robles, Calif.; aunts, Jean Gabriele, Raton, N.M., and Irene Hansen, Las Vegas, Nev.; many cousins and many faithful friends including Renee and Laura.

Beckner, Mattie Belle
Mattie Belle Beckner - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 1962 - Mattie Belle Beckner, Aug. 25. Wife of William E. Beckner, mother of Mrs. Leonard A. Nuckolls and grandmother of Peter Nuckolls, all of the family home, 1329 ½ Claremont, and Mrs. R. T. Kenny, Burnt Hills, N. Y.; great-grandmother of one. Sister of Mrs. C. W. Fisher, Canon City, Colo., and Mrs. Eleanor Chenoweth, Pueblo. Aunt of several, Member of the First Baptist Church and Dorcas Sunday School class. A resident of Pueblo for the past 50 years. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Merris Dice officiating. To Denver for cremation.

Bedalla, Jose
Jose Bedalla – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Jose Bedalla is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Jose Bedalla: Mexican, age 16, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Bedalla, M.
M. Bedalla – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: M. Bedalla is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. M. Bedalla: Mexican, age 40, married. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Bedalla, R.
R. Bedalla – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: R. Bedalla is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. R. Bedalla: Mexican, age 18, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Bedford, C. A.
C.A. "Mickey" Bedford - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 2000 - C.A. "Mickey" Bedford, 67, passed away Feb. 3, 2000. Preceded in death by his parents, McBride and Sarah Frances; brother, Kenneth; sisters, Ruth Weisinger and Ida Edsel; and daughter, Judy Lynn. Survived by daughters, Pamela (Buck) Burns of Pueblo and Karen Sue (Louis) Giltner of Blue Springs, Mo., and Patty (David) Young of Salt Lake City, Utah; son, Danny Hinchcliffe, Las Vegas, Nev.; brothers, Fred (Lois) Bedford of Pueblo, George Bedford of Albuquerque, N.M., and Melvin (Barbara) Bedford of Wallkill, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was born in Middletown, N.Y., and joined the U.S. Army in 1949. After serving his country, he was discharged at Fort Carson. He worked briefly for the Colorado, Western and Santa Fe Railroad. He eventually went to the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad as a trainman and retired as a brakeman and conductor in 1993. He loved working with his hands and dancing. At the time of his untimely death, he was working for Renzeuberger Limo Service. He was loved by all and will be missed. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Chapel.

Bedford, Fred Sr.
Fred Bedford Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 2003 - Fred Bedford Sr., 74, born Aug. 10, 1929, in Middletown, N.Y., to McBride and Sarah Bedford, passed away Nov. 1, 2003. He is preceded in death by his parents; and his loving wife of 50 years, Lois Hadley. Fred retired in 1991 from the Santa Fe Railroad after 39 years of service. Fred was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Tenth Mountain Division. He is survived by daughters, Bonnie (Ron) Kennedy, Deby (Cliff) Wolf, Frances (Paul) LePage; son, Fred (Tammi) Bedford Jr.; grandchildren, Jim (Melissa) and Cale Kennedy, Eric, Ryan and Kimberly Wolf, Amanda and Sarah LePage, and Kyle and Kjerstin Bedford; great-grandchildren, Chaise and Gaige Kennedy; and brother, Mel (Barbara) Bedford. He will be lovingly missed by many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends. At his request, there will be a private family inurnment service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care in his memory.

Bedford, Ida
Ida "Lois" Bedford - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2000 - Ida "Lois" Bedford, 65, born Aug. 16, 1934, in Swink, Colo., to Marvin and Beulah Hadley, who preceded her in death, went to be with the Lord Aug. 8, 2000. Those she left behind with jobs yet to be filled on this earth are her loving husband of 50 years, Fred Bedford; daughters, Bonnie (Ron) Kennedy, Deby (Cliff) Wolf, Frances (Paul) LePage; son, Fred (Tammie) Bedford Jr.; grandchildren, Jim and Cale Kennedy, Eric, Ryan and Kimberly Wolf, Amanda and Sarah LePage and Kyle and Kjerstin Bedford; sisters, Marie Bollinger and Sally Michaels; brother, Bob Hadley; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and caring friends. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and with family from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bedingfield, Denis
Denis Bedingfield - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2004 - Denis Bedingfield, 46, went to be with the Lord on June 8, 2004. Survived by his loving wife, Ryioko Bedingfield; daughter, Heather (Kelley) Scott; son, Weston; grandchildren, Mackenzie and Rylee; father, John; and brothers, Marty, Gene and Steven. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 14, Calvary Church, 5 Tulane, Pueblo.

Bedingfield, Myra Carolyn
Myra Carolyn Bedingfield - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 2001 - Passed away Aug. 31, 2001, in Pueblo. Carolyn was born Jan. 24, 1940, in Aztec, N.M., and had lived in Avondale since 1989. Mrs. Bedingfield was employed as a receptionist in a local dentist office before her retirement in 1994. She was a member of the Southwest Church of Christ in Pueblo and was an active volunteer with the Donor Alliance program. Carolyn is survived by her husband, Jay Bedingfield of Avondale; sons, Denis (Ryioko) of Iowa, John (Ellen) of Texas, Gene (Sue) of Texas, Steven (Jennifer) of Georgia; her mother, Myra Dabbs; two sisters, Flora Bixler and Doris Ridlon, all of New Mexico; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; as well as several nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at 10 a.m. in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Bedran, Abe
Abe Bedran - Huerfano World - April 27, 2000 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1915: Sixteen Syrians from Aguilar and Trinidad came to Walsenburg and shot and killed Abe Bedran, 18, a brother-in-law of Abe Cutter.

Bedwell, Annabel Lea
Annabel Lea Frost Bedwell - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2006 - Annabel Lea Frost Bedwell, 14, affectionately know as "Belle" went to be with the Lord Jan. 6, 2006, in Morrison, Colo. A lifetime Pueblo resident, she was born March 10, 1991. Daughter of Danny R. and Faith M. Bedwell II; sister of Maggie, Rainie and Danny Ray Bedwell; granddaughter of Jose and Margaret Sais, Patricia Valdez, Robin Hill and Danny Bedwell Sr.; niece of Joey, Robby, Torre, Mike, Nathan, Matthew, Luke, Israel, Marney, Tanya, Heather, Charity, Amanda, Jesse, Rita, Marcia, Bethany and Dakota. Also survived by her godparents, Daniel and Eileen Aranda. She was the first of many cousins, the heart of her family and a gift to all who knew her. Please come help us celebrate her life. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. today, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday; both at Angelus Chapel, with Pastor Joey Sais officiating. Cremation to follow.

Beebe, Agnes
Agnes Beebe - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home – March 27, 2003 - Agnes Beebe, age 93, passed away at the Trinidad State Nursing Home on February 5, 2003. She was born on October 3, 1909 in Gulnare, Colorado to Gus and Elizabeth (Marsh) Martin. She was married to Clarence Beebe and resided in the Valdez/Trinidad area all of her life. She was a gifted homemaker and took great pride in her family. She also enjoyed being involved in many social clubs. Agnes was a member of the Eastern Star and Zion's Lutheran Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Clarence, daughter Betty Ann Madden and sister Lena Yates. Agnes is survived by her son Ken (Janice) Beebe of Denver, Colorado, son-in-law Robert Madden of Arvada, Colorado, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends Visitation for Agnes will be held on Monday, February 10, 2003 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service is planned for Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the Masonic Cemetery with Pastor Vaughn Neshiem officiating. The family requests that donations be made in her name to the Children's Hospital, 1056 East 19th Avenue, Denver, Colorado. The family may be contacted at 8700 West Hampden, Denver, Colorado 80227. Arrangements for Agnes Beebe are under the direction of the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Beebe, Ardath Lee
Ardath Lee Beebe - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 2002 - Ardath Lee Beebe, age 100, longtime Pueblo resident, passed away July 12, 2002. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, Frank W. Beebe; daughter, Alice Lee Bigley; son, Frank W. Beebe Jr.; grandsons, Jimbo and Eddie; one sister, and two brothers. Survived by her son, Edwin Joel (Thelma) Beebe; daughter, Thelma Leslie McGrath; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She is best remembered as a world class grandmother who could cure anything with her homemade chicken and noodles. She loved to sing and enjoyed spending time amusing her family with her rhymes. Visitation, 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, St. Peter the Apostle Episcopal Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations in Ardath's name may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst, Pueblo, CO 81004.

Beebe, Irene Kenworthy
Irene Kenworthy Beebe - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1986 - Irene Kenworthy Beebe of 828 ½ Euclid, Nov. 12, 1986. Wife of Cecil Kenworthy, who passed away in 1940, and Walter Beebe, who passed away in 1960. Mother of Clarence (Joy) Kenworthy, Pueblo; grandmother of Lynda (David) Belisle and W. Cory (Lynell) Kenworthy, both of Pueblo. Also survived by four great-grandchildren and brothers, Rev. Stacy (Ethel) Wesner, Richmond, Ind., and David (Alice) Wesner, Siloam Springs, Ark. A member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Mrs. Beebe was employed as a cosmetologist. Services, 2:30 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Ronald Crosley. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Beebe, Maxine
Maxine Beebe - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 2003 - Maxine Beebe, 78, passed away Dec. 28, 2003. She is preceded in death by her husband, Russell Beebe; and her granddaughter, Samantha Costa. She is survived by her children, Steve Halstead, Pueblo, Melody (Bobby) Hartzler, Cape Cod, Mass., and Mardell (Doug) Costa, Pueblo; grandchildren, Russell (Gwen) Halstead and Juliannah Halstead, both of Pueblo, Jason Medved, Washington State, Clark and Grant Flugel, both of Michigan, Dallas Kochevar, Cassie Costa, Cali Costa and Doug Costa, all of Pueblo, and Steven McMullen of Nebraska; two sisters, Lillian Sparks, Decatur, Neb., and Eunice (Gene) Stecks, Cheyenne, Wyo.; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She also is survived by special friends, Barbara Miller, Pat Carrington, Angie Taylor, Shelby Taylor. Maxine loved her children and grandchildren, fishing, and spending time by her ponds. Cremation, with memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel.

Beeby, Benjamin Eugene
Benjamin Eugene Gene Beeby - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 1997 - Benjamin Eugene Gene Beeby, 74, of Fowler, died July 24, 1997. Services, 10 a.m. Monday, First Baptist Church in Fowler. Burial at Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Memorials to the First Baptist Church.

Beech, Linda Lee
Linda Lee Beech - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2004 - Linda Lee Beech passed away unexpectedly on March 27, 2004, in Pueblo West. She was born Sept. 7, 1947, in Chicago, Ill., to Owen Morris Lee and Genevieve McCormick Lee. Linda was employed as a respiratory therapist a Parkview Medical Center. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and collecting. Her survivors include her daughter, Michelle (Gary) Traphagan; and five grandchildren. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 2, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Beecher, Charles
Charles Beecher – Pueblo Indicator – October 18, 1941 – Charles Beecher Died – Charles H. Beecher died at his farm home near the Beulah highway Oct. 8, where he had lived the past 30 years. Burial in Mountain View cemetery, Saturday.

Beegles, Edith Pearl
Edith Pearl Beegles - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2000 - Edith Pearl Beegles, 95, passed away Aug. 21, 2000, at Life Care Center in Casper, Wyo. Survived by her son, Donald (Nancy) Beegles of Casper; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband; parents; eight brothers and sisters. Born to Edward Everett and Ella May (nee Ritchie) Van Horn on June 26, 1905, in Lyons, Kan. In 1921 she moved to Ordway, Colo. On Aug. 14, 1936, she married Floyd Lee Beegles in Colorado. He preceded her in death in 1989; they were married for 53 years. Edith was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed crocheting and painting. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at Imperial Memorial Gardens with Rev. Ray Hawkins officiating. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to the Central Wyoming Hospice, 319 S. Wilson, Casper, Wyo., 82601.

Beeler, John A.
John A. Beeler - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 1927 - John A. Beeler, age 77 years, died at the residence, 107 Veta Avenue.  Body at the Davis Mortuary. - John A. Beeler - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 1927 - Funeral services for John A. Beeler took place at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, March 25, from the chapel of the Davis Mortuary.  Benjamin F. Koperlik delivered a beautiful eulogy on the life of the deceased.  Mrs. V. A. Hagerman and Mrs. E. R. Owens, accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Charles Krebs, sang:  "The City Four Square," "Sometime We'll Understand," and "Abide With Me."  The pall bearers were grandsons of the Mr. Beeler, and were:  Raymond L., Glen, and Jack Groves, Milton D. Brown, and Paul L. Henderson.  The honorary pallbearers were: John West, W.C. Percheon, G.W. Harper, and E. C. Haghberger.  The B.P.O. Elks No. 90 exemplified their ritualistic funeral service at the chapel and at Mountain View Cemetery where interment was made.  Submitted by Cathy Lampshire.

Beeler, John Bertrum
John Bertrum Beeler - Pueblo Chieftain - February 3, 1926 - John B. Beeler Dies - John Bertrum Beeler, age 45 years, died at La Junta yesterday, following a brief illness.  Mr. Beeler had resided in Pueblo for the last twenty years and was employed in the water service department of the A.T. & S. F. Railway Company here.  He was well liked by all his fellow employees.  He was survived by his wife, Bessie L. and one daughter, Alice Beeler, of the family home, 115 East Sixth Street; his mother and father, Mrs. and Mr. John A. Beeler, at 410 East Routt; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Groves of Pueblo, and Mrs. Pearl Faith of California; two brothers, Raymond, of Trinidad, Colorado and Vernard of Cleveland Ohio.  He attended the Methodist Church in Pueblo, and was a member of the W.O.W. No. 29.  The body is being cared for by the United Davis-Vories.  Funeral announcements will be made later.  Submitted by Cathy Lampshire.

Beeman, Fred D.
Fred D. Beeman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2003 - Fred D. Beeman, 77, born Aug. 26, 1926, made his transition on Sept. 12, 2003. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ednah Beeman; six brothers and four sisters; in-laws, Howard and Flora Woolven. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Ruth Elaine; brothers, Ray (Pat) Beeman and Herbert (Lucille) Beeman; sisters, Freda Watson and Ednah Arnold; sisters-in-law, Jean Beeman and Lena (Elmer) Bauman; numerous nieces and nephews. He served in the U.S. Navy and retired in 1986 from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a beloved husband, brother, uncle and friend. He was a member of Pueblo Lodge No. 8, Encampment No. 14, Patriarch Militant No. 8. Cactus Star Rebekah Lodge No. 2 I.O.O.F., South Pueblo No. 31, AFAM Southern Colorado Consistory, Al Kaly Shrine and O.E.S. No. 7. Eagles Aerie No. 145. Visitation, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, Roselawn Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, Roselawn Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Divine Science Church or Al Kaly Transportation Fund through the funeral office.

Beeman, George F.
George F. Beeman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 1976 - George F. Beeman, of 3221 N. Elizabeth, space 26, passed away at a local hospital, Jan. 16, 1976. Husband of Mrs. Georgia E. Beeman, of the family home; father of Mrs. Mildred Hale, Henry Leroy and Donald Beeman, all of Pueblo, and Robert Beeman, Beulah; grandfather of 13; brother of Archie Beeman, Pueblo, and Jim Beeman, Phoenix, Ariz. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Born Jan. 7, 1908, in Orchard Park. Longtime resident of Pueblo having retired from CF&I Steel Corp. Member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Pueblo Aerie 145. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Rouch Chapel with the Rev. Charles Willbanks, officiating, Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at the residence of Donald Beeman, 830 Belmont.

Beeman, Georgia Ella
Georgia Ella Beeman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1999 - Georgia Ella Beeman, 84, passed away July 7, 1999. Survived by her children, Henry (Monnie) Beeman, Robert (Patricia) Beeman, Donald (Victoria) Beeman and Mildred (Calvin) Hale, all of Pueblo- 10 grandchildren- numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, George Beeman on Jan. 16, 1976- three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Born Jan. 11, 1915, in Pueblo. Georgia was a member of Rebeccah Star No. 2, Royal Neighbors and Eagles Lodge No. 145 Ladies Auxiliary. She will lie in state from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Imperial Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jon Weans officiating.

Beeman, Nadene M.
Nadene M. Beeman - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 1999 - Nadene M. Beeman passed away April 19, 1999, in Pueblo. Nadene was born Dec. 2, 1922, in Hugo, Colo., and had lived here most of her life. She was employed as a senior psychiatric technician at the Colorado State Hospital before her retirement in 1983. Mrs. Beeman was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, her husband, Archie, and her children, Terry, David and Barbara Holt. Among her survivors are her son, Thomas (Rini) Beeman- daughter, Gail (Robert) Sibert, both of Pueblo- a daughter-in-law, Joanne Beeman, of New York- her grandchildren, Christopher Beeman, Scott Holt, Natalie Edwards, Pam Hunt, Elsa Halbeisen, Cheri Arellano, Patricia Mercer, Sean Beeman, David Beeman, Daniel Bassi and Barbara Pait- as well as 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Beeman will lie in state from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the mortuary. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 22, 1999, in the Roselawn Cemetery with Pastor Jinny Bettendorf officiating. The family will receive friends at 3119 Morris Ave. following the service.

Beeman, Richard G.
Richard G. Beeman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 2001 - Arrangements pending. Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 2001 - Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kirby Walls officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family will receive friends at Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall following the interment. Contributions may be made to Avondale United Methodist Church in his memory.

Beeman, Terry S.
Terry S. Beeman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 1979 - Terry S. Beeman, lifetime Beulah resident, late of 8842 Maryknoll Blvd, passed away unexpectedly from injuries sustained in an auto accident 16 miles west of Pueblo on the Beulah Highway Sept. 9, 1979. Terry was a graduate of Rye High School class of 1979. At the time of death he was employed at Arrow Trucking. Former member of Rye High School Rodeo Association. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Beeman of the family home; three brothers, Jerry S. Beeman, Pueblo and Gary S. Beeman and Larry S. Beeman, both of the family home; his grandmother, Mrs. Georgia Beeman and grandfather, Anthony J. Okorn, both of Pueblo, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Service, 2 p.m., Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Chapel with the Rev. Fred J. Johnson, chaplain, Parkview Episcopal Hospital, officiating. Interment, Beulah Cemetery.

Beery, Donald W.
Donald W. Beery - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2000 - Donald W. Beery of Pueblo passed away Feb. 8, 2000. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Inez Beery. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Vivian Beery; children, Michael (Edna) Beery, Donald L. Beery, Debra P. (Tim) Kuhn and Mark (Kena) Beery; grandchildren, Chris, Cory (Shanda) Beery, Chad, Adam, Brittney, Desarae, Andrew, Craig, Noah and Cody; brothers and sisters, Ardyth (Alva) Decker, Gerie Piserchio, Arthur (Jo) Beery, Leslie (Shirley) Beery, Helen (Jack) Dwier, Fred Beery and Larry (Margaret) Beery; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Donald Beery was a lifetime member of Prairie Avenue Baptist Church and devoted his spiritual leadership as a deacon for many years. Mr. Beery served his country during the Korean War. He will be remembered as a spiritual leader to his family and being a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Donald will be missed by the many lives he touched. Public visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Rose Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Prairie Avenue Baptist Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Memorial contributions may be made to Focus on the Family, 8605 Explorer Dr., Colorado Springs, Colo., 80920.

Beery, Inez M.
Inez M. Beery - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 1998 - Inez M. Beery, 89, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 18, 1998, in Garden City, Kan. Preceded in death by her husband, Leslie F. Beery- and by her sister, Mary. Beloved mother of Ardyth (Alva) Decker of Satanta, Kan., Gerie Piserchio of Pueblo, Donald W. (Vivian) Beery of Pueblo, Arthur F. (Jo) Beery of Pueblo, Leslie G. (Shirley) Beery of Pueblo, Helen (Jack) Dwier of Pueblo, Fred Beery of Wichita, Kan., and Larry E. (Margaret) Beery of Golden. Beloved grandmother of 31 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sisters, Ida Ryan of Pueblo, Velma (Don) Hayes of Grants, N.M. - and by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Beery retired from the Colorado State Hospital in 1963, where she was a psychiatric technician. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1658, Pueblo, Colo. 81002. The family will receive friends at 11 White Dove following the interment.

Beery, Leslie G.
Leslie G. Beery - Pueblo Chieftain - June 06, 2000 - Leslie G. Beery, 66, went to be with the Lord June 3, 2000. He was born Aug. 15, 1933, to Leslie F. and Inez Beery in Cripple Creek, Colo. Survived by his wife of 40 years, Shirley Beery; children, Leslie (Jeff) Maes, Betts (Don) Herron, Sheryl Beery (Frank Papish) and Richard (Bobbi) Beery. He was Papa to Nic Herron, Dustin and Ryan Serles, Tyler and Cassidy Maes, Jayde Beery and Mike Herron, all of Pueblo. Sisters, Ardyth (Alva) Decker of Satanta, Kan., Gerie Piserchio, Helen (Jack) Dwier of Pueblo. Brothers, Art (Jo) Beery of Pueblo, Fred Beery, Wichita, Kan., Larry (Margaret) Beery of Golden, Colo.; sister-in-law, Vivian Beery; mother-in-law, Edna Milner; brothers-in-law, Tom Milner, Tom (Jodean) Guay; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and longtime friend, Ron Winters. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Donald Beery; father-in-law, Tom Milner; brother-in-law, Tom Piserchio. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1951-1954, during the Korean War. He was a member of the Eagles and retired from CF&I in 1983 after 27 years. He enjoyed golf, bowling, and the Broncos, but most of all his grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at 2 p.m., Rose Chapel. Honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Beggs, Helen L.
Helen L. Beggs - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 1975 - Helen L. Beggs, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away at her residence, 1316 West, June 29, 1975. Mrs. Beggs was retired Colorado State Hospital employe. Preceded in death by husband, Barney Beggs, 1969. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Jean Roybal, Trinidad; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Kochevar, 915 E. Arroyo, where family may be contacted, and Miss Rose Lesar, Highland Park Nursing Home. Two grandchildren, Lori Lynn Roybal and James F. Roybal, Trinidad, and dear friend, Mrs. Mary Howard, Pueblo West, also survive. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday, T. G. McCarthy Chapel, with the Rev. William P. Oakley, pastor, First Southern Baptist Church, officiating. Interment, Roselawn.

Beggs, Robert H.
Robert H. Beggs - Brandon Bell - January 19, 1915 - An estate estimated at $200,000 was left by the late Robert H. Beggs, pioneer business man and philanthropist of Denver, Pueblo and Salida.

Beggs, Velma
Velma Beggs - Walsenburg World - August 11, 1903 - A little girl was burned to death at Aguilar Thursday by attempting to light a fire with coal oil. Velma Beggs, whose home is at Pinion, Colo., was visiting with a relative of hers, Mrs. Chas. Ferrero of Aguilar. On last Thursday she used kerosene in her attempt to light the fire. The can exploded and the girl was enveloped in flames. A blanket was thrown over her to extinguish the flames but not before she was burned so badly that she died in about four hours. The flesh was burned so badly that it fell from the bones in places.

Behrendsen , Nina Pearl
Nina Pearl (Waller) Behrendsen - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 2003 - Nina Pearl (Waller) Behrendsen, 87, passed away May 4, 2003. Survived by her children, Ruth (Joe) Venezio, Jerry Waller, Don Waller, all of Pueblo, Bill (Pat) Waller, Arizona, Bob (Eva) Waller, Oklahoma, and Judy Lily, Florida; siblings, Charles Hard, Neva Burnamen, Nona Clemmons, Nova (Leo) Hudson, Neta (Bob) Jaynes and Nola Jackson; numerous grandchildren, including special grandson, Jack Waller; and special granddaughters, Johnna Culp and Sandy (Ken) Fowler; numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; and special friend, her dog, "T.J." Preceded in death by her first husband, Oral Waller; second husband, Edward Behrendsen; children, Jack (Peggy) Waller, James Waller and Ron Waller; and parents, George and Ada Hart. Nina was born on Aug. 29, 1915, in Bristow, Okla. She was a licensed practical nurse for many years and worked at the Monte Vista, Colo., Veterans Hospital. She loved quilting, cooking and gardening. Member of the Parkhill Baptist Church. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at Mountain View Cemetery with the Pastor Doug Cox officiating. Special thanks to the staff of Pueblo Extended Care Center and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Behrmann, Harry Claude Capps
Harry Claude Capps Behrmann - Walsenburg World - May 14, 1908 - Little Harry Claude Capps Passes Away – Died on Wednesday, May 6, 1908. Harry Behrmann the little five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Behrmann, of pneumonia. The little boy had been sick for several weeks and although small hopes were entertained for his recovery at first, lately a decided improvement had been noticeable which revived some hopes which were harshly shattered on Wednesday morning. The little fellow was an only child. He had never fully recovered from the whooping cough and measles and when pneumonia attacked him his constitution was in no state to battle the dread disease. Funeral services were held from the residence of S.J. Capps at one o'clock on Thursday, Rev. C.E.Wharton, rector of the Episcopal Church at Walsenburg, conducting the services. Burial occurred in the La Veta Cemetery – La Veta Advertiser.

Beick, Charles
Charles L. Beick – Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – December 16, 1912 – Around the City As Seen By Our Reporters on Their Daily Rounds – From the Herald Democrat and the Evening Chronicle – From Wednesday's Daily – Charles Beick Dead – Charles L. Beick, one of the old-time Leadville mining men, well known on the Johnny mine (?), died Tuesday in Pueblo where he went in the latter part of November in hopes of gaining relief for Bright's disease. He was a member of Court Skandia, Foresters' of America, of this city. Death claimed him when he was at the age of 41 years. He has a sister who resides in Pueblo, and it is there that the funeral will probably take place on Thursday, December 12.

Bekinnie, Anthony
Anthony "Wink" Bekinnie - Huerfano World - October 23, 2003 – Accidental Death – The death of Anthony "Wink" Bekinnie, 19, of Gardner, which occurred while he was visiting in Connecticut, has been ruled an accident. Bekinnie, the grandson of Ben and Joan Eagle, died Oct. 19 after falling off a dormitory roof or through a fifth-floor window while he was visiting a friend at Yale University in New Haven, CT. Memorial Services were held Wednesday evening. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Thursday at the family property in Gardner.

Belarde, Frank L.
Frank L. Belarde - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2002 - Frank L. Belarde passed away July 28, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. Born May 21, 1938, in Gulnare, Colo., to Frank and Manulita Belarde, who preceded him. Survived by his siblings, Dolores Lucero, John Lucero, Grace (Mike) Valdez, Andrew Abeyta, Steve, Ceilo, John and Raymond Belarde, and spouses; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Rosary with funeral service to follow, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with honors presented by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Belarde, Raymond A.
Raymond A. Belarde - Anchorage Daily News - March 7, 2005 - Anchorage, AK - Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Raymond A. Belarde, 73, died March 3, 2005, at his Anchorage home from complications of diabetes. A Mass of resurrection will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Interment will be at Fort Richardson National Cemetery. Mr. Belarde was born Jan. 22, 1932, in Gulnare, Colo. He graduated from high school in Trinidad, N.M., and attended Portales University in New Mexico. Serving in the U.S. Air Force, he was a member of the 430th Tactical Fighter Squadron-555 TFS in Thailand, England, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Germany and Hawaii. In 1969, he retired. He and his family moved to Anchorage from Denver in 1970. Mr. Belarde worked with John Wayne Construction Co. and Ken Brady Construction Co., Baugh-Belarde Construction Co. and owned Belarde Enterprise Inc. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. He and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in January. He had received a kidney transplant. Mr. Belarde loved ice fishing and early morning coffee klatches with friends. He also loved to golf and had one "Hole in One Award" at Moose Run. His daughter wrote: "My dad was my hero. I loved him more than words can say. He fought hard for his precious life. We cherished the time we spent with him. My dad loved his family and friends and his cat, Morris. He equally loved his country, which he fought for. We will miss him more than we can say. He was a good and honorable man. He found pleasure in helping others and making them smile with his quick wit. He will live on in all of us through all the wonderful memories all of us had with him." Survivors include his spouse, Mary Belle Belarde of Alaska; sons, Edward Belarde of Colorado and George Belarde of Alaska; daughter, Tammy Belarde of Alaska; brothers, Steve Belarde of Alaska, John Belarde of Washington, and C.S. Belarde of Alaska; granddaughter, Emily Belarde of Colorado; nephew, Lester Black of Alaska; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Arthur Belarde, and sisters, Annie Belarde, Ruth Montoya and Angie Black. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alaska Kidney Foundation. Arrangements were with Evergreen Memorial Chapel.

Belcher, George W.
George W. Belcher - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - December 13, 1913 - Board Detains Eleven - Five Held by Military Commission for Murder - Report Made to General Chase Shows Forty-Three Strike Cases have Been Investigated - Trinidad - General Chase, commanding the state militia, receive the report of the military commission, which has completed its labors after one week's investigation. The report shows that during its sessions 43 cases growing out of the coal strike were investigated, including murder cases, conspiracy, assault and minor disturbances. The recommendations of the commission provide that eleven be indefinitely detained as military prisoners five of whom are held for murder, three for felonious assault, two for further investigation, and one, Robert Uhlich, president of the Trinidad union, as a dangerous agitator and alien. Those held are: Luis Zacanelli, who has confessed to killing Detective George Belcher, and Mario Veni, who is mentioned as an accomplice. Frank Gonzales and Mike Guerriero are held in connection with the killing of Pedro Jaramillo at Aguilar Oct. 28. James Bicuuvaris, the leader of the Greek strikers, is held for the killing of Mine Guard Angus Alexander at Hastings. Oct. 28. Abel Martinez, M. Mestes and Nash Lopez, Mexicans, are held for the assault upon Herbert Smith, mine clerk at the McLaughlin mine, Nov. 8. Luis Tikus, better known as "Louis the Greek," leader of the Greek strikers at the Ludlow tent colony, is being held in connection with a number of deaths which resulted from the battles fought between strikes and mine guards, prior to the arrival of the state militia in southern Colorado. The names of minor offenders who are being detained were not disclosed by the report as given to the press. The Military Commission commenced its work in the Walsenburg district Monday. Bayfield Blade - March 26, 1915 - Louis Zancanelli, on trial at Trinidad, charged with the murder of George W. Belcher the night of Nov. 20, 1913, was seen a second after the shooting standing within a few feet of the slain man, a revolver in his hand, according to the testimony of two women on the witness stand. Brandon Bell - April 16, 1915 - Zancannelli is Given Life Sentence - Trinidad - Louis Zancannelli, a former striking coal miner, was convicted on his second trial for the murder of George W. Belcher, a private detective, here Nov. 20, 1913. The jury after twenty-four hours deliberation returned a verdict of first degree murder and fixed the penalty at life imprisonment at hard labor. Thirty days was granted the defense to file a motion for a new trial. Pueblo Indicator – May 22, 1915 – Many Errors Alleged by Zancanelli – Trinidad – Two hundred and thirty-five assignments of error were alleged in the District Court in the motion for a new trial for Louis Zancannelli, convicted of first degree murder of Baldwin-Felts Detective George W. Belcher after the first jury had disagreed, standing eight to four for acquittal. San Juan Prospector - May 8, 1915 - Warning Sent Judge Hillyer - Trinidad - An anonymous letter, received under date of April 26, postmarked Trinidad, by Judge Granby Hillyer of the District Court, conveys the threat that if Louis Zancannelli recently convicted in the District Court here of the murder of Detective G. W. Belcher, or John R. Lawson, who had been found guilty of murder in the first degree, are prosecuted or punished, evil will befall every man connected with the coal operators from No. 26 Broadway, New York, the Rockefeller headquarters, on down.

Belden, Edward Perry
Edward Perry Belden - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 2003 - Edward Perry Belden, son of Frank Lester Belden and Eva Lena Belden, died on June 13, 2003. He was 91 years of age, and he died of age related complications in Pueblo, CO. where he resided the past 21 years. Mr. Belden was born in Union City, IA. and was raised in Marshalltown, Zearing and Spirit Lake, IA. It was November 11, 1936 when he married Doris Eileen Skaare while living in Spirit Lake, IA. He worked for the Coca Cola Bottling Co. His position with the Coca Cola Company took him and his family to several different states throughout the Midwest. He then joined the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company as Plant Superintendent and moved to the west coast where he resided for 20 some years. His wife, Doris, preceded him in death on April 4, 1970. Mr. Belden worked abroad as a consultant for the Pepsi Cola Co. in the later years before retiring. He married Ethel Peters Graham in 1981. The Peters also lived in Spirit Lake, IA. Once married, Mr. Belden moved to Pueblo, CO the town Ethel had settled in. Ethel preceded him in death on Nov. 26, 1997. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, viewing sports of all kinds, football, baseball and basketball. He was a craftsman who loved to tinker in his shop, inventing creations to make life easier. He loved a good cigar and enjoyed telling his stories of the past. He is survived by his brother, Howard Belden, of Spirit Lake, IA.; and five children; Ronald Belden, of Michigan, Marilyn Smith of Connecticut, Barbara Allen, of Texas, Janis Trendt, of California and Kathy Cosme, of CA. Mr. Belden has 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Mr. Belden will be laid to rest in Orange County, CA at Fairhaven Cemetery, with a private service.

Belden, Ethel
Ethel (Graham) Belden - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1997 - Ethel (Graham) Belden passed away Nov. 26, 1997. Preceded in death by her parents- her two sisters, Elva Koch and Mabel Jahr - and by her first husband, Robert J. Graham. She married Edward Belden in 1981. She graduated from Minnesota State Teachers College in 1933- worked for the Public Utility in Spirit Lake, Iowa, for 14 years. She moved to Pueblo in 1951 and worked for Broome Brothers for 20 years. Member, First Presbyterian Church since 1952 and the PEO Sisterhood since 1956. She is survived by her husband, Edward- five stepchildren, Ronald Belden, Marilyn Smith, Barbara Allen, Janis Trendt, and Kathy Coome. At her request, cremation, with service 10 a.m. Monday, Comer Garden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cottey College Memorial Fund in Nevada, Mo., 64772. Arrangements by Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Belding, Edwin E.
Edwin E. Belding - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2001 - Edwin E. Belding, 76, passed away April 8, 2001, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Glenwood Springs, Colo., on Sept. 25, 1924, to Ralph E. and Mary Belding. Mr. Belding was raised and attended schools in Eagle, Colo. He later attended college at Colorado State University. He flew combat missions in Italy during World War II and, after successful ventures in other fields, returned to flying as flight instructor, corporate pilot and airline captain. He retired from Rocky Mountain Airways in 1983. In 1944, while serving in the U.S. Air Force, he met and married Jean Vandiver at Columbia, S.C., on Nov. 11, 1944. He will be remembered by his wife of 55 years; children, William E. (Robbin) Belding and Marilyn Altenbach (Barry) grandchildren, Chris Altenbach, Michael and Michele Belding and Tracy Curtis; and one great-grandson, Scott Altenbach. There are many additional relatives and, most of all, friends who will also mourn his passing. Visitation, 2 until 7 p.m., today. Funeral service, 2 p.m., Thursday, April 12, 2001, with the Rev. James Bimbi officiating; both to be held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth in Pueblo. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, family respectfully requests any donations be made to the charity of your choice.

Belier, Laura Ann
Laura Ann Belier - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 1999 - Ann Belier, of Plainview, Texas, formerly of Swink, died April 9, 1999, at her home. She was married to Joe C. Belier. Funeral services are pending. Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 1999 - Laura Ann Belier of Plainview, Texas, died April 10 in Plainview. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 15, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in La Junta. Memorials may be made to Vista Care Family Hospice, 4018 Olton Road, Plainview, Texas 79072

Belisle, Albert Raymond
Albert Raymond Belisle - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 1999 - Albert Raymond Belisle KA0PAC (PAC-MAN), 84, passed away Oct. 22, 1999. Survived by daughter, Carol (Jim) Clark; son, Raymond Albert Belisle; daughter, Sharon Lea Belisle; son, David (Lynda) Belisle, all of Pueblo; daughter, Joyce (Arden) Quillen of La Junta, Colo.; grandchildren, Walter J. Clark, Laura (Stewart) UnRuh, Kyle (Diane) Smith, Rebecca (Richard Valencia) Belisle, Ryan Belisle, Randy Belisle, Kevin (Christy) Quillen and Jeffery Quillen; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Daniels and Jeanette Rodrique; beloved nephew, Richard (Linda) Rochette; and sisters-in-law, Anna Wilson, Dorothy Jefferies and Lucille Stephens. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Laura Louise Belisle. Albert was an avid amateur (Ham) radio operator and a Mars Volunteer. Graveside inurnment, 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Belisle, Laura Louise
Laura Louise Belisle - Pueblo Chieftain - October 08, 1997 - Laura Louise Belisle passed away Oct. 8, 1997. Born June 8, 1928, in Lamar, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, Mary Jane Young Newman and Riley Clark Newman. Mrs. Belisle is survived by her husband of 54 years, Albert Belisle; her children, Carol (Jim) Clark, Raymond Belisle, Sharon Smith-Belisle and David (Lynda) Belisle, all of Pueblo, and Joyce (Arden) Quillen of La Junta; grandchildren, Walter (Sheryl) Clark, Laura (Stewart) Unruh, Kyle (Diana) Smith, Rebecca Belisle, Ryan Belisle, Kevin Quillen, Randy Belisle and Jeffrey Quillen; great-grandchildren, Briana Belisle, Hannah Smith, Sarah Smith and Megan Smith; sisters, Anna Wilson of Denver, Dorothy Jeffries of New Mexico and Lucille (Harold) Stephens of California; brother, Ernest Newman of Lamar; and numerous nieces and nephews. At her request, cremation, Imperial Crematory. No services will be held.

Beljan, Christ
Christ Beljan - Brandon Bell - October 18, 1912 - A fall of rock at the Ravenswood mine killed two miners at Walsenburg. They are Joan Curio, forty, married, and Christ Beljan, twenty-five, single.

Bell, Aleck
Aleck Bell - Huerfano World - July 23, 1998 - Aleck Bell, 73, of Walsenburg, died July 20, 1998 in Huerfano Medical Center, after a long illness. Born July 5, 1925 in Walsenburg to Demetri and Helen Bolek Bell, he lived all of his life in Huerfano County where he worked five years in the coal mines and as a heavy duty equipment operator for the State Highway Department. Mr. Bell was a member of St. Mary Church, the Polish National Alliance, Chauffeurs, Teamsters and Helpers Local Union #13 and Construction Truck Drivers. He loved to go mushroom and pinon picking with his mother when she was alive and not too long ago, he was privileged to play his accordion for his class reunion. He is survived by a brother, Joe Jurkulak, Glenwood Springs; a sister, Madeline Piazza, Banning, CA; six nieces, one nephew, ten great-nieces and nephews, eight great-great-nieces and nephews. At Mr. Bell's request, cremation at the Almont Crematory in Pueblo.

Bell, Barney Elton
Barney Elton Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2003 - Barney Elton Bell, July 26, 1920-Feb. 17, 2003. Command Sergeant Major (ret) Barney Elton Bell, 82, passed into the hands of the Lord on Monday, Feb. 17, 2003. He was born on the 26th of July, 1920 in Mt. Vernon, Arkansas to Barney Elbert and Oma Marie (Keathley) Bell. Barney is preceded death by his parents, brothers Virgil, Larry and Euel, a sister Rachael, and in 1982 by his beloved wife Ann. He is survived by a sister Mona, his son Brian (Claire), grandsons Robby and Andy, very dear friends Gloria and Charlie Modisett, Frieda and Bob Berkhoff, numerous nephews, nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces in Arkansas and in Australia. He was a man with a tremendous heart and incredible strength of will. He was generous with his time and love to all who came to know him. In lieu of flowers, Barney requested that a donation be made to the American Cancer Society. Visitation will be on Wed., Feb. 19, 2003 from 4 8 p.m., at Swan Law Funeral Home. Services will be on Thurs., Feb. 20, 2003 at 12:00 noon at Memorial Gardens Chapel, 3825 Airport Road with burial to follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Bell, Carl E.
Carl E. Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2006 - Carl E. Bell, 96, passed away May 15, 2006. Among his survivors are his wife, Matilida C. Hansen; and daughter, Bonnie (Lee) Finch of Pueblo West. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Interment at a later date in Bradenton, Fla.

Bell, Carol Ann Bruce
Mrs. Carol Ann Bruce Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 1999 - Mrs. Carol Ann Bruce Bell, 50, of Pueblo West, formerly of Monrovia, died on April 27, at Harbor Hospital in Baltimore. She was the wife of Spencer V. Bell. Born on Dec. 22, 1948, in Denver, the daughter of Robert Bruce Sr. of The Colony, Texas, and the late Lois E. Yakel Bruce. Mrs. Bell was a member of the Montgomery United Methodist Church where she was very active in church activities. When she lived in Texas she ran a Christian Book store. Mrs. Bell was an owner officer of National Labor Systems. Surviving in addition to her husband and father are grandmother, Florence Duggar, The Colony, Texas- son, Christopher Matthew Bell- and his wife, Christina, Rawlings, Md.- daughter, Penni Valarie Bell, Pueblo West- son, Douglas Norman Bell, Chicago, Ill.- and son, Jonathan Scott Bell- and his wife, Ann, Denver- grandchildren, Autumn Noel Anderson, Cameron Matthew Bell, Rebecca Dawn Junkins, Kaitlin Joy Junkins and Julianna Bell- sister, Barbara Wertz, Landisburg, Pa., and Debra Bruce, The Colony, Texas- brother, Robert Bruce Jr., The Colony, Texas. Also survived by mother and father-in-law, Donald T. and Evelyn I. Bell of Pueblo. Friends may call today from noon to 2 p.m. at the Montgomery United Methodist Church, 28325 Kemptown Rd., Damascus, where services will begin at 2 p.m., the Rev. Ernest Bortner will officiate. Interment will be in Montgomery Methodist Cemetery. Arrangements by the Olin L. Molesworth P. A. Funeral Home, Damascus.

Bell, Charles Edward
Charles Edward Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - May 03, 1986 - Charles Edward Bell, a former resident of Trinidad and Canon City, died May 28, 1986, in Wytheville, Va. Born July 16, 1909, in Trinidad to a well-known Colorado pioneer family. Mr. Bell graduated from Colorado University. During his banking career he owned banks in several states, including Fremont National in Canon City. He married Elizabeth (Billie) Graham in Trinidad, June 11, 1935. She survives him, as do three sons, Graham E. Bell, Topeka, Kan.; Donald E. Bell, Littleton; Bruce C. Bell, Canon City; one daughter, Charlene E. Dietz of Albuquerque, N.M.; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother, Dr. Robert F. Bell of Denver; two sisters, Elizabeth (Betty) Taylor and Sarah Jane Mabry, both of Trinidad. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Dr. Joseph A. Bell, William S. Bell, and Dr. Eli E. Bell; and one sister, Roberta Evans. A past master of Rockport, Mo. Masonic Lodge. Mr. Bell was also a 32nd degree mason and a Shriner. Masonic graveside service will be held 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 4, at Trinidad Masonic Cemetery.

Bell, David
David "Dave" Bell – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Dave Bell is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Dave Bell: American, age 22, single. He was a "motorman" for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." Note: The newspaper articles call him David Bell. See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Bell, Donald T.
Donald T. Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2002 - Donald T. Bell passed away Nov. 4, 2002, in Pueblo. Don was born May 3, 1911, in Denver, Colo., to James and Ida Bell and came to Pueblo with his family in 1925. Mr. Bell was employed as a salesman for AAA Auto Club for many years before his retirement in 1976. He and his wife were very active members of the Good Sam's Club and the Christian Growth Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn, in January of this year. He is survived by his children, Spencer (Linda) Bell, Barbara (Rocky) Guerra, both of Pueblo, and Gorden (Patricia) Bell of Denver; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Bell, Elizabeth Jean
Elizabeth Jean "Betty" Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - April 07, 2004 - Elizabeth Jean "Betty" Bell passed away on Palm Sunday, April 4, in Walsenburg. Betty was born Dec. 23, 1922, in St. Louis, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oral and Lillian Craig. She also was preceded by her first husband, George Benjamin "Ben" Bell in 1981; and her second husband, Floyd Olan Jeter in 1996. Betty is survived by her children, Sandra Schmulbach, Bonnie Schindler, Carl (Carol) Bell; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Betty and Ben moved from Belleville, Ill., in 1971 to Pueblo, then to Walsenburg where they met many wonderful and special friends. An active member of the community, Betty was the first woman in Colorado to own Montgomery Wards outlet stores in Walsenburg and La Veta. She also served as first woman president of Walsenburg Chamber of Commerce. She leaves her sense of humor and friendship and organizational skills as a legacy for family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at Boies Memorial Chapel, Walsenburg. Following her wishes, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to "Betty Bell Memorial Fund" to benefit Spanish Peaks Home Health. Memorials may be sent to the First National Bank of Trinidad in Walsenburg, P.O. Box 1209, Walsenburg, CO, 81089.

Bell, Evelyn I.
Evelyn I. Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2002 - Passed away Jan. 10, 2002, in Pueblo. Evelyn was born April 20, 1914, in Pueblo, to Walter and Nellie Watkins Vallely and had lived here all of her life. Mrs. Bell was employed as a bookkeeper for many years in several area businesses. She was very active in the Christian Growth Center and served as the church bookkeeper for 30 years. Evelyn and her husband were very active in the Good Sam's Club and she was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. Bell is survived by her husband, Donald Bell; her children, Spencer (Linda) Bell and Barbara (Rocky) Guerra, all of Pueblo, and Gorden (Patricia) Bell, of Denver; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at 11 a.m. in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Bell, Helen
Helen Bell – Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 1995 – Helen Bell, 102, Walsenburg, died Tuesday, Mary 21. Survived by two sons: Joe (Ann) Jurkulak, Glenwood Springs, Aleck Bell, Walsenburg; one daughter Madeline (Tony) Piazza, Banning, CA; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her first husband Stephen Jurkulak; her second husband Demetri Bell, and a son Steve Urklik. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 10 am. Friday. Funeral Mass, 10:30 am Friday, Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.

Bell, Homer James
Homer James Bell - Huerfano World - March 28, 1991 - Homer James Bell, 68, died Friday, Mar. 15, 1991, in Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, IL. He was born Nov. 10, 1922, in Concordia, KS. A former resident of La Veta, he was a member of Masonic Lodge No.59 A.F. and A.M. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a graduate of the University of Denver. He had been a resident of Naperville, IL since 1962, where he was employed by Swift Es Mark for 30 years until his retirement. He was involved with youth football and was a Life Master of the American Contract Bridge League. He is survived by his wife Jeanette, three sons, Clark, Chicago, IL, Kendall, Marseilles, IL and Craig, Naperville, five grandchildren and a sister, Betty Yucconi, Citrus Heights, CA. Private funeral services were held Mar.18 in Naperville.

Bell, James Glenn Jr.
James Glenn Bell Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 1999 - Resthaven Funeral Home Lubbock, Texas James Glenn Bell Jr. Services for James Glenn Bell Jr., 68, of Lubbock, Texas, will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Resthaven's Abbey Chapel. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home. Mr. Bell died early Wednesday morning at I.H.S. Hospital in Lubbock. He was born on Dec. 13, 1930, in Kansas City, Mo., to James and Ethel Pezoldt Bell. He at tended Rye Colorado High School and served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed at Boeing in Wichita, Kan., and at Reese AFB in Lubbock as an aircraft mechanic. In 1969 he owned and operated greenhouses in Morton, Texas, and raised the finest tomatoes in the Texas Panhandle until1977. From 1976 to pre sent, he was the farm manager for C.C. Slaughter Farms in Cochran County. Survivors include his wife, Jackie Thoreson Bell- three sons, James G. Bell III of Waxahachie, Texas, Greg Bell of Idalou, Texas, and Perry Bell of Yorktown, Texas- one daughter, Renee Summers of Trinity, Texas-one sister, Carolyn Shellenberger of Wetmore, Colo.- and seven grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the American Lung Association.

Bell, Jim
Jim Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2006 - Jim Bell, of Greeley, Colorado passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2006. Mr. Bell was born on January 21, 1919 in Ardmore, Oklahoma to Robert L. and Virginia (Rhoades) Bell. The Bell family settled in Pueblo, Colorado in 1927. Mr. Bell Graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1938 and operated a small business until the attack on Pearl Harbor. Jim and his brother Bob joined the United States Marine Corps shortly after the Pearl Harbor attack. Jim served in the U.S.M.C during World War II until being injured in a landing craft accident. On April 7, 1948 Jim married Dorothy M. Doughtery in Pueblo, Colorado. Mr. Bell joined the Colorado State Patrol in 1943 and served in various troops throughout the State of Colorado. During his 36-Έ years of service Jim provided security to President Harry Truman, President Dwight Eisenhower, Governors, and various visiting Prime Ministers and dignitaries. He was honored to escort President Eisenhower to a private reception in 1952, and was attached to a detail that toured Colorado with Herman Goring's Mercedes Benz after the end of World War II. Jim served the last twenty years of his State Patrol career as the Troop Commander in Weld County retiring in 1979 with the rank of Lieutenant. Jim spent his retirement years in Greeley and enjoyed his family, reading, and assisting his wife Dorothy with her business, Excel Employment. He was a devoted husband and father, and enjoyed his grand children, great grand children and his loyal friend Kelly the Pomeranian. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Bell of Greeley, 2 Daughters Judy and husband Duane McDonald of Greeley and Kathy Ochsner of Greeley, 1 son Dennis Bell of Denver, 1 sister Lila Glenn of Pueblo, Colorado, 4 grandchildren, Kendra Bell, Ryan Oschsner, Joshua Pritchard and Brianna McDonald and 3 great-grandchildren. He is preceded by a son, Terry Bell, his parents, Robert and Virginia, his sister, Lucille and his brother, Bob. Visitation will be at 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Stoddard Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at First Assembly of God. Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley, Colorado. Memorial gifts to ACSPP/CSPFF (Association of Colorado State Patrol Professionals/Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation) in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 West 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634.

Bell, Joe
Joe Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 2004 - Joe Bell, 90, born Nov. 4, 1913, in Goodman, Miss., passed away Sept. 29, 2004, at Westwind Care Center. Joe was proud of his heritage in Mississippi, where he owned and farmed 25 acres with his two mules, raising crops of corn, cotton, soy beans, potatoes, other vegetables and tending his livestock from sun-up until sunset. He also served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was stationed at the Pueblo Army Airbase, where he was part of the all-black detachment at the time. Upon honorable discharge, he received letters from then-President Harry Truman and U.S. Army Gen. Omar N. Bradley. He worked at CF&I for 34 years before retiring from the blast furnace department. Member of Eureka Lodge No. 2, AF&AM (PHA), Pikes Peak Consistory 81, Kadesia Temple 135 and First Church OGIC. Predeceased by his parents, Ike and Lucy (Harmon) Bell; two brothers and his beloved wife, Magnolia Carson Bell. Survived by a son, Joe (Judy) Bell; two grandsons, Chris (Melea) Bell, Joe Jr. (Karla) Bell; four great-grandchildren, Austin, Gabrelia, Alicia and Kiera Bell; sister-in-law, Lee Ada Bunting; niece, Angie Hull; special friend, Oliver Tillman; his lodge and church family. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Elder Willis Will officiating. Graveside military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at Mountain View Cemetery.

Bell, Julia M.
Julia M. Bell – Pueblo Chieftain - November 4, 1989 – Julia M. Bell, Nov. 2, 1989. Wife of Theodore (Ted) Bell who passed away in Jul 1961. Mother of Mildred 'Midge' Graham, Pueblo; Marilyn (Richard) Hustede, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; and Jane (Wayne) Kauffman, Fayette, Mo. Sister of Anna K. Bollinger, Pueblo. Survived also by 8 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bell was a member of a long-time ranching family in the Rye area and was a member of the Rye Home United Methodist Church. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic chapel, will be conducted by Rev. Tom Steranka, Interment, Brookside Cemetery, Rye. The family will receive friends at 90 Purdue and in the Chapel Annex following the service. Mrs. Bell will lie in state at the Funeral Home prior to the funeral. The casket will be closed at the service.

Bell, Katherine Leslie
Katherine Leslie Harmon Bell– Pueblo Chieftain – August 29, 2006 – Leslie Harmon Bell was born on July 12, 1910 and passed away after a lengthy illness on Aug. 23, 2006 in Laguna Woods, Calif. She was born in New York City to George Howard Harmon and Marion Grant Leslie Harmon. Leslie Bell was one of seven surviving siblings who grew up in Yonkers, New York. Her father was an advertising executive in New York City until his passing during the depression years. Her mother was devoted to the many children that she raised. Leslie attended Sarah Lawrence College, and married Harold Wright Bell Jr. on May 25, 1935. She is survived by her three children, Clara Leslie Bell Parrish a/k/a "Tallie" (William) of Irvine, Calif., Christopher Harrold Mills Bell (Margaret) of Murphys, Calif., and Marquis Alexander Bell (Linda) of Pueblo, Colo. Leslie is also survived by four grandchildren, two step grandchildren, five great grandchildren (with one on the way), seven step great grandchildren, many of Pueblo. She is also survived by a brother Alexander Harmon (Beatrice) and sister, Jean Harmon Baker as well as many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews. During World War II Leslie contributed to the war effort by helping to manufacture parachutes. She moved with her family from New York to Denver in 1951 when her husband accepted a position with Continental Air Lines and later to Laguna Beach, Calif. when Continental moved its headquarters to Los Angeles in 1963. While in Denver she worked for several years as secretary to psychiatrist Leo V. Teply, MD who in part treated patients who were afflicted with various criminal disorders. Throughout her life she participated with several organizations devoted to her children's activities including occasional camping trips in Colo. and the southwest and later with organizations concerned with charitable, community, and social redevelopment including chairing, the Christian Social Relations Committee for St. John's Cathedral in Denver, Village Laguna, the Free Clinic Program as well as involvement in zoning and environmental interests in Laguna Beach, Calif. Following her husbands passing in 1987 she lived for several years in Santa Rosa, Calif. returning to Southern Calif. in early 1999. Often throughout her life she also indulged in artistic endeavors including oil painting and china painting. She also became an accomplished traveler visiting throughout the United States, North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and New Zealand often collecting small works of art from locations reflecting cultural distinctions. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be fondly remembered but sadly missed by all.

Bell, Lillie
Lillie Mae Bell – Pueblo Chieftain – October 30, 2006 - Lillie Mae Bell, 90, passed away on Oct. 29, 2006. She was born on Nov. 26, 1915, in Baker, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Bell. Lillie is survived by her daughter, Donna (Ted) Berrian; grandsons, Thomas (Tina), and Jason Berrian; three great-grandchildren, and sisters, Mary E. Hart, Mildred Moore and Velmaree (Jimmy) Joiner; also survived by numerous other relatives. Lillie was a member of the Ard Field Church of Christ. She resided in Milton, Fla., until June of 2000, when she moved to Pueblo to spend her declining years with her daughter, Donna. No services.

Bell, Lula
Lula Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1986 - Lula Bell, a longtime resident of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 9, 1986. Mrs. Bell was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church. She had worked as an LPN at the Colorado State Hospital for 27 years, before retiring. Survivors include her daughter, Nella (Lawrence) Sanftner of Pueblo; one sister, Pansy Grey of Paonia; two grandsons, Gail Sanftner of Aurora; and Gary Bron of New York, N.Y.; one granddaughter, Lana Joyal of Pueblo; five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Bell in 1928, and a daughter, Ruth Gibbs in 1973. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Fineran of Faith United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 2525 Eighth Ave.

Bell, Reuben M.
Reuben M. Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 1998 - Reuben M. Bell, 77, of Boone, passed away Aug. 5, 1998. Survived by his children, Deloris (Kevin) Sorg, California, Rebecca (Charles) Combs, Michigan, and Ronald (Karen) Bell, Michigan- sisters, Pauline Molyneux and Shirley Harwood- brother, Oliver (Carol) Bell- and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Service, 2 p.m. Monday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Bell, Richard W.
Richard W. Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 1999 - Richard W. Bell passed away Sept. 13, 1999, in Pueblo. Richard was born in Seibert, Colo., on Nov. 5, 1919, and had lived in Pueblo since his childhood. Richard and his father owned and operated the Bell Electric Company in Pueblo for many years. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. Mr. Bell was preceded in death by a daughter, Marcia Eileen Pile, in 1995; and is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bernice Bell; a daughter, Charlene (Randy) Edwards, all of Pueblo; and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. There will be no public viewing or services.

Bell, Robert E.
Robert E. Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2002 - Robert E. Bell passed away Oct. 27, 2002, in Florence. Robert was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., on July 15, 1910, to Robert and Virginia Rhoades Bell and had lived in Pueblo most of his life. Bob was a veteran having served in the Marine Corp during WWII. He retired from the CF&I Steel Mill in 1975. Bob is survived by his daughters, Merleann (Carl) Hedges of Texas, Nila Gerkin of Blende; a brother, James (Dorothy) Bell of Greeley; a sister, Lila Mae Glenn of Pueblo; and special friends, Dale Hammond and his family. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2002, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with memorial rites by Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM and the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Bell, Rosy Valentine Coulson
Rosy Valentine Coulson Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 2000 - Rosy Valentine Coulson Bell passed away Feb. 2, 2000, in Pueblo. Rosy was born to Mary and Oliver Coulson on Feb. 14, 1905, in Omaha, Neb. On June 17, 1950, she married Merle S. Bell and moved from Omaha to Pueblo. She was a longtime NW Bell employee before her retirement. Rosy was a member of the Broadway Christian Church, Order of Eastern Star, Chapter No. 144 and the Telephone Pioneers of America. She was preceded in death by her husband, in 1977; sisters, Lillian Ruberti and Gladys Belitz; and a brother, Walter Coulson. Her survivors include nieces, Sandy (John) Belitz Horan of Suwanee, Ga., Sharon Coulson and Linda Foster, both of San Diego, Calif., Susan Coulson of La Mesa, Calif., and Michelle Coulson of El Cajon, Calif.; nephew, Michael Coulson of La Mesa, Calif.; great and great-great-nieces and nephews; as well as a sister-in-law, Bernice Coulson of La Mesa, Calif. Mrs. Bell will lie in state from 3 until 7 p.m. today at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Graveside services and interment will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, in the Bellevue Cemetery in Bellevue, Neb.

Bell, Virginia
Virginia Rhodes Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 1987 - Virginia Rhodes Bell, 96, late of 220 E. Pitkin, passed away Nov. 6, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by her children, Robert E. Bell and Lila Mae Glenn, both of Pueblo, and James B. (Dorothy) Bell of Greeley, seven grandchildren, l0 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Bell, in 1973 and daughter, Lucille, in 1929. Mrs. Bell attended Prairie Avenue Baptist Church. Service at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment, Imperial Gardens with graveside rites by O.E.S.

Bell, W. A.
W. A. Bell - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - May 25, 1917 - In the International Fuel Company's mine at Hayden, W. A. Bell was killed by a fall of rock.

Bell, William H.
William H. Bell – Pueblo Star Journal – March 3, 1899 – Was A Good Soldier – Tribute to the Late William H. Bell of Company A – John W. Bell has received a letter from Captain Booth of Company C, first regiment, Colorado Volunteers. The letter, among other things says: "I regret to state that your brother, William H. Bell, died of smallpox January 11 in the small pox ward of the First Reserve hospital where he had been sent on the 4th inst. This was the first sickness of any consequence he had had since he enlisted in the Army. He was successfully vaccinated in San Francisco June 1, 1898, and had always been very cautious about visiting or loafing around native huts and before being sent to the hospital firmly asserted to me that he had not been over one block away from quarters in the last thirty days. He was a good and faithful soldier, accepting the conditions as they were without any word of complaint, performed all duties assigned to him cheerfully and intelligently and was considered one of the most reliable men in his regiment and for his faithful service was appointed company wagoner. He was loved and respected by both officers and men and we deeply deplore his untimely death."

Bellah, Esperanza Hope
Esperanza Hope Bellah - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 1997 - Esperanza Hope Bellah, 89, of Walsenburg, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 3, 1997. Survived by three sons, Robert (Cleo) Bellah, Walter (Rosemarie) Bellah, Walsenburg, and John (Adela) Bellah, Hayward, Calif.- two daughters, Florence Cisneros, Walsenburg, and Priscella (Julio) Duvall, Pueblo- 22 grandchildren- 49 great-grandchildren- two great-great-grandchildren- and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her parents, Juan De Jesus and Juana Paula Cardenas- her husband, Sam Bellah- daughter, Pauline- a brother, Juan Gallegos- and two sisters, Julia Roybal and Fedelina Montez. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 7, 1997. Funeral Mass immediately following. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Bellah, Ralph C.
Ralph Clark Bellah - Huerfano World - October 28, 1993 - Ralph Clark Bellah, 72, of Walsenburg, died Oct. 25, 1993, in St Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Born Sept. 16, 1921 in the Turner Mine Camp, as a young lad he was reared in Redwing and later Walsenburg. He worked for a sister, Stella Schmidt from 1938 to 1942, raising hay, grain livestock, federal cattle and planted and harvested crops. He served in WW II in Burma where he learned to operate heavy equipment. On Aug. 26, 1948, he married the former Frances Trujillo. He then began working on heavy road and dam construction, including many of the Colorado interstate highways. For 10 years he worked for Huerfano County on the road and bridge crew. He retired at age 65. He was a member of St. Mary Church, the International Operator Engineers #9 of Pueblo and VFW Post No. 2643. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at Boies Memorial Chapel. Cremation. Private inurnment.

Bellah, Robert Stephen
Robert Stephen Bellah - Huerfano World - July 1, 1999 - Robert Stephen Bellah, 66, of Walsenburg, died June 27, 1999. Born in Ojo to Samuel and Esperanza Bellah, he was raised by his grandparents and attended schools in Huerfano County. He served in the US Army airborne in the Korean Conflict from 1949 to 1953, earning the Korean Service Medial with one bronze star, United Nations Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal. Mr. Bellah worked as a police officer in Walsenburg after his discharge from the Army. He was also employed by CF&I until retiring in 1985. Upon his retirement, he worked as funeral director for Boies-Ortega Funeral Home for 15 years. He was a member of the VFW Post # 2643, Fraternal Order of the Cooties Pup Tent #7 of Pueblo and the Latin American Club. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Cleo, Walsenburg; daughters, Cindy Ruiz, Federal Heights, Jayda Valenzuela, El Paso, TX, and Adrienne Hensel, Littleton; two brothers, Walter, Walsenburg and John, Hayward, CA; two sisters Florence Cisneros, Walsenburg and Priscella Duvall, Pueblo; 11 grandchildren, several in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Rosary for Mr. Bellah will be from St. Mary Church Thursday (today) at 10 a.m. Funeral mass will follow immediately. Graveside service by the Pueblo Ritual Team. Burial in Gardner Catholic Cemetery.

Bellah, Stephen Robert
Stephen Robert Bellah - Pueblo Chieftain - September 01, 1998 - Stephen Robert Bellah, 42, of Aurora, formerly of Walsenburg, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998. Funeral service, St. Mary Church, 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 1998. Interment, Gardner Catholic Cemetery, Gardner, Colo. Huerfano World - September 10, 1998 - Stephen Robert Bellah, 42, of Aurora, formerly of Walsenburg, died in a tragic accident Sunday, August 30, 1998. Mr. Bellah was born on April 16, 1956 in Walsenburg to Robert S. and Cleo Sanchez Bellah. Mr. Bellah was raised and attended the local schools, and attended Trinidad State Jr. College, worked at the Allen Mine as a welder, moving to the Denver area 14 years ago, and marrying Elena Mendez on May 19, 1985, later attending welding trade school in Denver. Mr. Bellah was a member of Potters House Christian Center and Union Local #9. Mr. Bellah an avid golfer, fisherman and hunter, is survived by his wife, Elena Bellah, two children, Vanessa Bellah, Matthew Bellah, Aurora, his parents, Robert and Cleo Bellah, Walsenburg, sisters, Cindy (James) Ruiz, Thornton, Adrian (Mike) Bellah, Littleton and Jayda (Jesus) Valenzuela, El Paso, numerous uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. Services, St. Mary Church, Rosary, 10:30 A.M. Friday, Funeral Mass, 11:00 A.M., Friday, September 4, 1998 with Fr. Mark Bettinger officiating. Interment, Gardner Catholic Cemetery, Gardner, Colorado.

Bellah, Walter S.
Walter S. Bellah - Huerfano World Journal - July 02, 2009- Walter S. Bellah - 1/10/1940 ~ 6/24/2009 -Walter S. Bellah, 69, of Walsenburg, CO entered into rest, June 24, 2009 at the Hospice House in Pueblo. He was born on January 10, 1940 in Gordon, CO to Sam and Esperanza Bellah. He is survived by his wife, Rosemarie Bellah of Walsenburg, Son's, James (Benita Cordova) Bellah of Walsenburg & Tim (Tonya Arriga) Bellah of Pueblo. Grandchildren; Taylor, Marcus & Paige Bellah. Sister In-laws; Nancy (Robert) Barella of Georgia & Louise (Robert) Steffani of Walsenburg & Orlena Montoya of Colorado Springs, Brother in-law Leroy (Sue) Valdez of Walsenburg, Best friends John Rotolo of Pueblo & Isaac Salazar of Walsenburg, Favorite Cousin Sonny Abila of Walsenburg. Monica, Angel, Tammy, Alicia, Vanessa & Jose Osorio. Sister, Florence Cisneros of Walsenburg, Pricilla Duvall of Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Robert & John Bellah. A Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Walsenburg. Johnson-Romero Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Bellard, William
Mr. William Bellard - The La Veta Advertiser - August 4, 1900 – Died - On Friday, August 4, 1900. Mr. William Bellard, aged 63 years. Mr. Bellard came to Colorado from Youngstown, Ohio, in 1887 on account of his health and was much benefited by the change up till about two years ago when he received a stroke of paralysis. For the last six months he has a complete invalid and latterly suffering great pain from an affection of the lungs. He leaves a wife and 4 children to mourn his loss, one son and three daughters, Mrs. Lirdsay, Mrs. Thomas and Mr. Elmer Bellard all well known to our people, and also a daughter residing at Youngstown, Ohio. The funeral will take place at 2:30 this afternoon. We extend our sincere sympathy to the sorrowing family in this hour of their affliction.

Bellegante, Helen
Helen (Tessie) Bellegante - Huerfano World - November 27, 2003 - Helen Bellegante (Tessie) passed away Nov. 18, 2003. She was 82. She was born on July 5, 1921 to Nickolo Tesitor and Josefina Compagno. Preceded in death by her husband, Frence, in 1969; brothers, Sam, Tony and Phil; and sisters, Mary Ann and Jean. She was the youngest of nine brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son, Marvin Bellegante; daughter, Cindy (Warren) Lowe, Pueblo; brothers, Jim (Rubie)Tesitor and Carl Tesitor, Walsenburg; grandchildren, Jeff (Jennie) Robino, Phoenix, AZ, Jason Robino and Adam Bellegante, Pueblo; great-grandchildren, Cody and Caleb Robino and Adam Bellegante Jr.; special friends, Carrie, Betty and Marie Lenzini; and numerous nieces and nephews. She loved coming for a visit to Pueblo and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved watching the Rockies play and talking about them with her grandson Jason. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. At her request, cremation. A memorial service was held on Friday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg.

Beller, Florence Lillian
Florence Lillian Beller - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 1986 - Florence Lillian Beller, 1245 Cypress, affectionately known as "Flo," departed this life Friday, April 25, 1986, at her home following a brief illness. A Pueblo resident since 1975, she owned and operated Flo's Tavern. Before moving to Pueblo, she lived in Golden, where she was employed by the Golden Police Department. Prior to living in Golden, she lived in Japan for a number of years. Flo's prime interest in life was to enjoy a good conversation with family and friends. She was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church, where Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Flo is survived by husband, Albert J. Beller, of the home; one brother, William Dawson, Golden; one sister, Rena Vele (Albert) Lutomski, Detroit, Mich.; five brothers-in-law, Estel Beller, Whittier, Calif., Merl Beller, Black Canyon, Ariz., Leo Beller, Pueblo, Alvin Beller, Orange Grove, Calif., Lloyd Beller, Pueblo; three sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Smith, Gertrude Gettler, both of Pueblo, and Mary Joan Mabb, Roxanna, Ill.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Cremation to follow the Mass. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Alcoholics Anonymous, P.O. Box 4043, Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Thursday, the day after Flo's funeral, at Flo's Tavern.

Bellinger, Mildred
Mildred "Pat" Bellinger - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 1986 - Mildred "Pat" Bellinger, May 22, 1986. Wife of Frank J. Donahue, who passed away Jan. 24, 1946, and Clarence C. Bellinger, who passed away Nov. 16, 1968. Mother of Patricia (John) Ceplo, Pueblo, and Dianne (Edward) Garrison, Colorado Springs. Sister of George McCarthy, Davenport, Iowa; grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of two. Mrs. Bellinger taught school in the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo for 10 years and then served as deputy Pueblo County clerk for 14 years before retiring in 1985. She was a member of St. Pius X parish. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Monday, St. Pius X Church. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Private inurnment. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers; memorials may be made to the United Parkinson Foundation in care of the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Ceplo, 2309 Montezuma Road, and will receive friends at 3210 Delmar Terrace following the Mass.

Bellino, Dominic Phillip Jr.
Dominic "Hammer" Phillip Bellino Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2004 - Dominic "Hammer" Phillip Bellino Jr., 60, of Florence, died on Aug. 22, 2004 after a battle with cancer. He was born on Sept. 1, 1943 in Canon City to Dominic Philip Bellino Sr. and Mary Lena (Dalpiaz) Bellino. He was preceded in death by his father in 1994. He is survived by his mother, his loving wife, Marty, his children: Michelle (Jon) Neal, Dominic "Nick" (Deanna) Bellino, David (Steph) Bellino, Melissa Nunn, his grandchildren: Bethany Neal, Ashley Bellino, Dillion Bellino, Tanner Bellino and Dominic P. Bellino IV, his brother: Bobby (Jean) Bellino, his sister: Arlene (Gary) Coursey and numerous nieces and nephews. After graduating from Florence High School, Hammer worked as a diesel mechanic for Ideal Cement and Holcim for 34 years. After his retirement, he continued to work full time with his sons at Total Repair and CTC Trucking. With his wife Marty, he enjoyed building street rods and going to car shows, where he has won numerous awards. He also enjoyed building and flying radio controlled airplanes. He was a founding member of The Fremont County Radio Control Club in 1978 and has taught many people to fly over the years. He was a member of the National Street Rod Association, The Good Guys Rod and Custom Association, Academy of Model Aeronautics, and The United Steelworkers of America. He was very proud of his children, grandchildren, and their accomplishments. He loved to watch his grandchildren play baseball and was a major part of building and maintaining "Hammer Field" at CTC Trucking. A private family burial will be held. A memorial to celebrate Hammer's life will be held on Sat., Aug. 28 at Vendetti's Inc., 208 W. Main, Florence from1pm- 5pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice Fuenta de Vida house, 1207 Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, Colo. 81005. Services are under the direction of Charles Anthony Funeral Home of Florence.

Bellino, Robert
Robert Bellino - Pueblo Chieftain - February 1, 1987 - Robert Bellino passed away Jan. 30, 1987. Born June 7, 1910, in Pueblo. He worked as a mechanic at AP Green Refractory Co. for 45 years, retiring in 1972. He was a Catholic by faith. Survived by wife, Grace, son and daughter, Max and Phyllis Bellino, all of Pueblo; three brothers and three sisters: Dominic Bellino and George Romontio, both of Florence, Rose Vernon and Ilene Yeats, both of San Antonio, Texas, Irene DiOrio, Longmont, and Donald Romontio, Jacksonville, Ark. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, St. Benedict Catholic Church, with the Rev. Michael Murphy, O.S.B., officiating. Interment, Union Highland Cemetery.

Bellis, Katherine
Katherine Bellis - Pueblo Chieftain - November 04, 2003 - Katherine Bellis, 77, Colorado City, Nov. 2, 2003. Survived by husband, Roland Bellis; children, Thomas Garner, Melvin (Cheryl) Garner and Shirley Narad.

Bellitti, Bessie C.
Bessie C. Bellitti - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 2001 - Bessie C. Bellitti, 89, born June 7, 1912, in Pueblo, Colo., to Josephine (Maurello) and Vincenzu Bellitti, went to the Lord, Sept. 11, 2001, after a full life in which her love blessed all who knew her. Bessie retired as charge cook from the Colorado State Hospital in 1976 after over 35 years of service. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Anna V. Bellitti, Josephine (Joseph A.) Riccillo, Sarah (Joe) Massaro; and brother, John C. (Josephine) Bellitti. She is survived by sisters, Elizabeth (Pascal A.) Riccillo and Virginia (Tony) Panariso, and remembered with close and lasting affection by numerous cousins and their families. Bessie was the beloved aunt of Dr. Charles (Patricia) Bellitti, Jeaneen Bellitti, Joy (Homer) Strain, Joseph (Gail) Massaro, Samuel C. (Claudine) Riccillo, Louis L. Riccillo, Josephine K. Martin, Charles L. Riccillo, Richard A. (Maria) Riccillo, Edward D. (Glenna) Riccillo, Mary (Jess) Sparks, Anthony (Yvonne) Panariso and James Panariso. To their children she also was honored and proud aunt of a multitude of grand and great nephews and nieces, as well as being the faithful and dear, lifelong friend of Angela Cicero. She befriended all she met, young and old alike. Bessie remained always active and devoted to her faith and parish, and among her memberships in organizations included the Daughters of Isabella, Eagles, Oblates, Altar and Rosary Society, the Bishop's Guild, Nocturnal Adoration Society and Garden Club. She enjoyed extraordinarily good health, and, always on the go, delighted in travel. Many souls rejoice in her life and having known her, all through these United States; among these, friends and relatives from Italy, but especially people from all walks of life in Pueblo. Her family requests that gifts of food please be omitted, and suggests that those who wish an alternative to flowers and masses contribute to Catholic charities or the church itself. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. A rosary and vigil service will be held at St. Leander Church, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2001. Funeral Mass, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Leander Church, followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Bellitti, John
John Bellitti - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 1998 - Pierce Brothers Simone DuBois Mortuary, San Gabriel, Calif. John Bellitti passed away Sept. 15 at the age of 87 at Park Superi or Convalescent Home in Costa Mesa after a lengthy illness. Mr. Bellitti was born on a farm in Pueblo, Colo., April 28, 1911. After graduating from high school, he attended Denver University on a full scholarship, graduating with honors in electrical engineering. He worked for WPA in Colorado and Tex as. He moved to California in 1940 and worked for McDonald Douglas in San Diego. In 1941 he moved to Los Angeles and worked for Lockheed Aircraft in Burbank until he retired in 1976, holding the position of Chief Electrical Design Engineer. John married his beloved Josephine on June 25, 1938, and they had two children, daughter, Jeaneen of Port Hueneme and Charles (Patti) of New Port Beach. John was very proud of his three grandchildren, Steven (Colleen), Marisa and Jeffery Bellitti. He is also survived by three sisters, Bessie Bellitti, Liz Riccello and Virginia Panariso, who lived in Pueblo, Colo. Three sisters predeceased him, Anna, Sarah and Josephine. Funeral liturgy, 9 a.m. today at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 2510 South Fremont Ave., Alhambra. Interment following at Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Pierce Brothers Simone DuBois 626-287-0595.

Belliveau, James Michael
James Michael Belliveau - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2006 - James Michael Belliveau, passed away suddenly Sunday, April 23, 2006. He is survived by his mother and father, Michael and Majella Belliveau; his wife, Kim Belliveau; brother and sister, Miki and Jim Morris, Judy and Bill Leonard; daughters, Samantha (Tim) Belliveau, Jennifer (Isaac) Lucero and Melissa Belliveau; four grandchildren. A memorial will be held Sunday, May 7, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at 2509 E. Routt.

Bellman, Marion J.
Marion J. Bellman - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 2001 - Marion J. Bellman, 81, passed away March 29, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. Born May 26, 1919, in Juda, Wis., to Albert and Lola Coplien who preceded her in death. Also preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Paul Bellman; sisters, Doris Arthur and Wilma Wenger; and brothers, Dwight and Ralph Coplien. Survived by her children, Dan Bellman of Fort Madison, Iowa, Richard (Jill) Bellman of Davenport, Iowa, Bill (Irene) Bellman of Round Rock, Texas, Mindy (Dennis) Driscoll of Pueblo West, Colo.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Marion taught in the Country School System in Wisconsin. She was Most Excellent Chief and Past Chief of Pythian Sisters, Cub Scout Den Mother for many years, Bluebird Leader and a solicitor for 25 years for Heart Fund, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Kidney Research and other similar research programs. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport. Visitation, Saturday, April 7, 2001, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by memorial service at 1 p.m., both services will be held at Runge Mortuary in Davenport, Iowa. Inurnment to follow in Memorial Park, Davenport, Iowa.

Bellotti, Angelina
Mrs. Angelina Bellotti - Huerfano World - June 1, 1972 - Mrs. Angelina Bellotti, 84, of 328 West Second, died at Huerfano Memorial Hospital Tuesday, May 30, after a short illness. Born June 12, 1887 in Storo, Italy, she came to this country in 1922. She married Joe Bellotti Dec. 1, 1923 in Walsenburg. He preceded her in death Feb. 23, 1959. Mrs. Bellotti was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She is survived by five nephews, Sam Moneghini, Canon City; Fred Moneghini, Fort Collins, and Arthur, Louis and Ernest Bellotti, Walsenburg; three nieces, Mrs. Minnie Ugolini, Mrs. Emma Pazar and Mrs. Barbara Habib, Walsenburg. Scripture rosary is at 7:30 p.m. (today) Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church. Mass of the resurrection will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in the family lot in South St. Mary Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 328 West Second St. Furphy-Lawson Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Bellotti, Arthur F.
Arthur F. Bellotti - Huerfano World - March 7, 1985 - Arthur F. Bellotti, 76, of Walsenburg died Feb. 26, 1985, at St. Mary Corwin Hospital where he had had surgery a week earlier. Mr. Bellotti was born Oct. 28, 1908, at Rouse where he was reared on a family farm. At age 14 he began to work with his father in the coal mine as well as on the farm. He, his brothers and others later formed and operated the Major Coal Company. He was also a member of the family U-B Grocery in partnership with his sister, Minnie Ugolini and her late husband, Tom, and his brothers Louis and Ernest Bellotti. The mine closed several years ago and the grocery store about 1980. Since that time, Mr. Bellotti had been free to help family and friends with odd jobs which he enjoyed. Mr. Bellotti was a member of St. Mary Church and the United Mine Workers of America. He had been an Oblate of St. Benedict. Mr. Bellotti was married Apr. 18, 1937, to Ruth Correnti. She died Apr. 22, 1957. He is survived by a son, Lawrence Bellotti, Collbran; two daughters, Sr. Marian Bellotti, OSB, of Benet Hill, Colorado Springs and Patricia Papez, Meeker; three sisters, Minnie Ugolini, Emma Pazar and Barbara Habib; two brothers, Louis and Ernest Bellotti, all of Walsenburg; six grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Wake service Friday evening and Mass of Christian Burial Saturday morning were at St. Mary Church. Burial was in South St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Bellotti, Ernest P.
Ernest P. Bellotti - Pueblo Chieftain - June 4, 2009 - Ernest P. Bellotti, age 91, affectionately known as "Butch," died quietly in his sleep June 3, 2009, at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo, Colo. He was the youngest son of Fortunato and Mary Bellotti. Ernest was born Oct. 12, 1917, on the family ranch in Bear Creek, Colo., at the foot of the Spanish Peaks. He graduated from St. Mary High School and served four years in the U.S. Army during World War II, achieving the rank of staff sergeant. He retired after 34 years as a self-employed owner-operator of the U.B. Grocery (Ugolini/Bellotti) with his brothers, brothers-in- law and sister. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, serving as Grand Knight for several years, and was a past member of the Walsenburg City Council. Ernest is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Virginia Summers Bellotti; his son, Richard (Susan) Bellotti, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and his daughter, Susan L. Bellotti of Columbus, Ohio. He also is survived by three granddaughters, Rebecca (Sean) Patterson of Manitou Springs, Colo., Jennifer (Duncan) Carter of Parker, Colo., and Heather (Avery) Brooks of Fort Collins, Colo. He also is survived by seven great-grandsons, Mitchell and Issac Patterson, Christopher and Nathaniel Carter, Avery, David, and Dallas Brooks. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Ernest was preceded in death by his son, the Rev. Father Fred Bellotti of the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo, Colo.; his great-granddaughter, Sara Elizabeth Carter; his parents, his three brothers and three sisters. Ernest was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be missed by all of his family. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 7, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, June 8, both at St. Mary Church, with burial at the North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg. The family respectfully requests no food. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary Senior Outreach Program in care of Sister Carol Tlach at 715 Kansas Ave., Walsenburg, CO 81089.

Bellotti, Fred
Fred Bellotti - World Independent - September 30, 1940 - Fred Bellotti Dies Sunday - Fred Bellotti, 68 years old, died at the family home on West Seventh Street Sunday morning. He had been a resident of Huerfano county since 1906.Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. from the home and at 10 o'clock from St. Mary church. Rosary services will be held at the home Tuesday evening at 7:30.Surviving him are his wife Mary, three daughters, Mrs. Tom Ugolini, Emma and Barbara all of Walsenburg; four sons, John, Louis, Arthur and Ernest all of Walsenburg and three grandchildren. Interment will be in St. Mary cemetery under the direction of Furphy Brothers mortuary.

Bellotti, Fred Henry
Father Fred Henry Bellotti – Pueblo Catholic Crosswinds - May 14, 1982 - Good Friday came to Father Fred Bellotti, priest of the Diocese of Pueblo, on the evening of April 30. Easter came for him the next morning. Three days later, his Mass of the Resurrection was concelebrated by Bishop Arthur N. Tafoya and more than 90 priests and deacons in his home parish of Walsenburg. The 35-year-old priest died May 1 approximately 14 hours after a tragic incident in which he was injured by his own hand. He had received multiple head and body injuries in a traffic accident in early 1981, from which he had been unable to recover. Memorial services were held both in Grand Junction and in Pueblo where he had served as associate pastor, with the Rosary, funeral Mass and interment taking place at St. Mary's. Bishop Charles A. Buswell, who had ordained Father Bellotti nearly ten years ago, delivered the homily at the funeral Mass. The gospel text was John 14: 1-6. "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God still, and trust in me. There are many rooms in my Father's house; if there were not, I should have told you. I am going now to prepare a place for you, and after I have gone and prepared you a place, I shall return to take you with me; so that where I am you may be too." Father Bellotti was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bellotti, St. Mary's parish, Walsenburg. He is survived by his parents, his brother, Richard, and sister, Susan, both of Pueblo, aunts, uncles, nieces and numerous other close relatives. His first assignment following ordination on June 10, 1972, had been as associate pastor at Immaculate Heart parish, Grand Junction. He came to St. Francis in Pueblo in 1978 after a sabbatical year and most recently was in residence at Sacred Heart Cathedral. He was also an associate pastor of the Madonna House community, Combermere, Canada, and an active participant in the prayer and renewal groups of the Diocese of Pueblo. Father Bellotti was a leader in the Cursillo movement, served on the Diocesan Charismatic Council since its founding in 1978 and on the SEARCH board since 1980. He had led in both Marriage Encounter and SEARCH while on the Western Slope and continued with his support throughout his assignment in Pueblo. Immaculate Heart of Mary church in Grand Junction was filled to capacity for the Memorial Mass led by Msgr. George Holland, pastor. More than 700 persons attended the Memorial Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church, Pueblo, where the homily was delivered by Father Edward Pettit, pastor. Speaking at the Christian wake service and rosary devotions held in Walsenburg, Bishop Tafoya stressed the devotion maintained by Father Bellotti in faithfully following his vocation to the priesthood. Bishop Buswell, in his homily said, "We are celebrating today the Easter mystery of the life and death of Father Fred Bellotti." Pointing out that Jesus had first accomplished the Passover of the Resurrection, the bishop encouraged all to pray that "we may be enabled to make that same passage he has made before us." (Written by Geraldine Carrigan)

Bellotti, John F.
John F. Bellotti - World-Independent - November 2, 1953 - John F. Bellotti, a lifetime citizen of Walsenburg, died yesterday at the age of 53. Born April 8, 1900 in Canon City, Mr. Bellotti had lived most of his life in Walsenburg. He operated his own barbershop for awhile and then entered the coal mining industry in which he suffered an injury which cost him his right hand. His father, who died in 1940, was also a retired coal miner and pioneer resident of Huerfano County. A member of St. Mary's Church, Mr. Bellotti is survived by his wife, Teresa, his mother, Mrs. Mary Bellotti, three brothers, Louis, Arthur, and Ernest, and three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Ugolini, Mrs. Emma Pazar, and Mrs. Barbara Habib. All the survivors live in Walsenburg. Recitation of the Rosary will take place Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Furphy chapel. The funeral will leave Furphy chapel at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday for Requiem High Mass at St. Mary's church at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary cemetery. Members of C.D.A. will attend the Rosary services en masse.

Bellotti, Joseph
Joseph Bellotti - Huerfano World - February 27, 1959 - Joseph Bellotti, 82, Pioneer Resident Dies at Home Here Joseph Bellotti, one of Walsenburg's residents died at his home here Monday. He was 82; Born in Marazzone, Tyrol, Austria on August 26, 1876, and Mr. Bellotti had been a resident of Colorado for 58 years and of Huerfano County for 56 years. A retired coal miner, he was a member of St. Mary Church and Dante Alegheri Lodge. The deceased is survived by his wife Angelina Bellotti. Funeral Services were held Thursday at St. Mary Church. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery. The Furphy Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Bellotti, Louis S.
Louis S. Bellotti - Huerfano World - September 12, 1985 - Mass of Christian Burial for longtime Walsenburg businessman and former City Councilman Louis S. Bellotti, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) at St. Mary Church. Mr. Bellotti died Sunday, Sept. 8, 1985, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, following a lengthy illness. He was 80. The son of Mary and Fortunato (Fred) Bellotti, Mr. Bellotti was born in Brookside, near Canon City, on Feb. 28, 1905. The family also lived in Rouse and on a ranch in Bear Creek before moving to Walsenburg in 1919. Mr. Bellotti lived in the family home at 320 West 7th Street until his death. Involved in several businesses, in 1926 Mr. Bellotti established the U-B Grocery with his brother-in-law, Tom Ugolini, and other family members. The store closed in 1978. In 1932, Mr. Bellotti started the Major Coal Company, a local coal mine he co-owned. From 1937 to 1984 he operated the Walsenburg Music Company, a vending machine business, again with family members. In 1951 Mr. Bellotti married Pierina Nardin. She died in 1967. Mr. Bellotti served in the Army Medical Corps at Fr. Bragg, NC, from 1942-43. He served on the Walsenburg City Council from 1964 to 1970. He is survived by three daughters, Mary Bellotti Watts, Portland, OR, Rose Ann Bellotti, Walsenburg and Loretta Bellotti, Boulder; one son, John, Los Angeles, CA; three sisters, Minnie Ugolini, Emma Pazar and Barbara Habib and one brother, Ernest Bellotti, all of Walsenburg; numerous nieces and nephews. Recitation of the rosary was Wednesday. Burial will be in South St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Bellotti, Marian
Marian Bellotti - Pueblo Chieftain - March 09, 2004 - Marian Bellotti, OSB. Sister Marian Bellotti, 64, beloved of God, passed to eternal life, March 5, 2004 at Benet Hill Monastery. Born in Walsenburg, Colo. to Arthur and Ruth Bellotti, she was baptized Geraldine Marie at St. Mary's Church. Sister Marian said, "In my life I want desperately to minister to the people of God, to be God's eyes, arms, hands and heart." A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on - Pueblo Chieftain - March 9 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Chapel at Benet Hill Monastery, in Colorado Springs. Memorials may be made in Sister Marian's name to Benet Hill Center/Pines Ministries, 2555 N. Chelton Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80909-1362. Huerfano World – March 11, 2004 - Sister Marian Bellotti, 64, beloved to God, passed to eternal life March 5, 2004 at Benet Hill Monastery. Born in Walsenburg to Arthur and Ruth Bellotti and was baptized Geraldine Marie at St. Mary Church. She is survived by Patty (Joe) Papez and Larry (Sue) Bellotti, of Colorado. Sister Marian entered Mt. St. Scholastica Convent, Atchison, KS, June 26, 1958, and made Monastic Profession Jan. 1, 1963. She was a charter member of Benet Hill Monastery, Colorado Springs, She received her BA degree from Regis University, Denver, and an MA degree from St. Meinrad's College, St. Meinrad, IN. Sister Marian said of her life, "In my life I want desperately to minister to the people of God, to be God's eyes, arms, hands and heart; to go about as Jesus did preaching, teaching and healing in the name of the God who created me." She fulfilled this desire as a teacher for 10 years, as a Pastoral Minister in the Dioceses of Cheyenne, WY, Denver and Pueblo, and as Director of the Spiritual Direction Program of Benet Hill Center for 12 years, and walked with many people on heir spiritual paths as a Spiritual Director and Retreat Director. She was a creative teacher, a poet and a culinary artist. She was a member of the Benet Hill monastic council and a journey person for sisters transferring to Benet Hill Monastery. A vigil service was held Monday, March 8, at 6 p.m. and Mass of the resurrection was celebrated Tuesday, March 9, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Chapel at Benet Hill. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Sister Marian's name to Benet Hill Center/Pines Ministries.

Bellotti, Mary Ann
Mrs. Mary Ann Bellotti - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 1971 - Tabernacle Society will recite Rosary for Mrs. Mary Ann Bellotti, 88, of Walsenburg at 4 p.m. Sunday at Boies Memorial Chapel. Scripture Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary Church. Concelebration of the Mass of the Resurrection will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be in South St. Mary Cemetery. Mrs. Bellotti died Jan. 15, 1971, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, where she had been a patient for six weeks. She was born March 16, 1882, in Tyrol, Italy, and came to the United States at the age of 6 with her parents, who lived in Pueblo before moving to Canon City. In 1900 she married the late Fortunato "Fred" Bellotti. In 1906 they moved to the Walsenburg area, living in area mining camps. In 1919, Mrs. Bellotti moved to Walsenburg. She was a member of St. Mary Church, Tabernacle Society and the Oblates of St. Benedict. Survivors include three sons, Louis Bellotti, Arthur Bellotti and Ernest Bellotti, all of Walsenburg; three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Ugolini, Mrs. Emma Pazar and Mrs. Barbara Habib, all of Walsenburg; one sister, Mrs. Rose Stringari, Watsonville, Calif.; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Bellotti, Pierina
Mrs. Pierina Bellotti - Huerfano World - December 14, 1967 - Mrs. Pierina Bellotti, 44, Walsenburg, wife of Louis Bellotti, died late Friday night at the local hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Bellotti was born at Aguilar, April 1, 1923. She was 13 years of age when she moved to the Walsenburg area to live at Pryor and Rouse, where she attended school. Her father, the late Louis Nardin, worked in the coal mines until his death in 1946. In 1951 she was married to Louis Bellotti who operates the Walsenburg Music Company. Mrs. Bellotti was a member of St. Mary Church and was the present vice-president of St. Mary PTA. Besides her husband, Mrs. Bellotti is survived by a son, John, and three daughters, Mary Louise, Rose Ann, and Loretta Annette, all of the family home; her mother, Mrs. Margarita Nardin, Walsenburg; one brother, Louis Nardin, Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. Rose McKenney, Hayward, Calif.; and Mrs. Mary Faulstick, Castro Valley, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews. A brother, Severino, passed away five years ago. Scripture-Rosary services were held Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Mary Church. A Con-celebrated Requiem Mass was offered Wednesday, 9:00 a.m., at St. Mary Church. Interment was in South St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Memorial Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Bellotti, Ronald F.
Ronald Francis Bellotti - World-Independent - July 17, 1952 - Funeral services for Ronald Francis Bellotti, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bellotti of Walsenburg, will be held tomorrow from the Furphy mortuary. The child was a month old. He died yesterday in the Lamme hospital. Besides his parents, the child is survived by his sister, Mary Louise, and by his grandmothers, Mrs. Mary Bellotti and Mrs. Margaret Nardin, both of this city. Interment will be in the St. Mary cemetery.

Bellotti, Ruth
Mrs. Ruth Bellotti - World-Independent - April 23, 1957 - Mrs. Ruth Bellotti, wife of Arthur Bellotti and member of a prominent Walsenburg family, passed away in a Pueblo hospital Monday evening after several months' illness. Mrs. Bellotti, daughter of Jack and the late Josephine Correnti, was born at Rugby, Colo., March 5, 1917. She was a lifelong resident of Huerfano county. She attended St. Mary School and graduated from there in 1935. On April 18, 1937, she married Arthur Bellotti, a Walsenburg business man. Mrs. Bellotti was active in St. Mary church and school affairs. She was a past grand regent and state treasurer of the Catholic Daughters of America, and a past president of the St. Mary Parent-Teachers Association. Surviving Mrs. Bellotti besides her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Papez and Miss Geraldine Bellotti; one son, Larry; four sisters, Mrs. Rose McCord of Florin, Calif., Mrs. Nellie Houghton of Placerville, Calif., Mrs. Minnie Svetkoff of Pueblo, and Mrs. Ann Galli of Pueblo. Recitation of the Rosary will take place at 7:15 Wednesday evening in St. Mary Church. Funeral will leave Furphy Mortuary at 8:30 Thursday morning and will proceed to St. Mary Church, where Requiem High Mass will be sung at 9 o'clock. Interment will be in St. Mary cemetery under direction of Furphy Mortuary.

Belo, Nora
Nora Belo - Huerfano World - March 20, 2003 - This Week in La Veta History - 1940: Nora Belo, 16 and a high school junior, died. A native of La Veta, she leaves her mother Lucy, brothers Joseph and Floyd and sister Helen. [Editor's Note: Nora Belo died March 6, 1940. Obituary is listed in World Independent, March 8, 1940, Page 5.]

Belport, June Marie
June Marie Belport - Pueblo Chieftain November 17, 1998 June Marie Belport, 66, passed away Nov. 14, 1998. Survived by her husband, Clifford Belport- children, Steven (Bobbi) Belport of Pueblo West, Susan Gail (Rick) Williams, of Pueblo- grandchildren, Bethany Belport, Shea Williams- brothers, Max (Donna) Harmon of Texas, and LeRoy (Elaine) Doudy- sisters, Carol Roberts and Linda Lucetta, both of Pueblo- nieces and nephews, Becky, Debbie, Randy, Craig, Robert and Carl. Preceded in death by grandson, Jacob Belport- and mother, Beulah Harmon. Funeral service, noon Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 2-5 p.m. Monday, and 8-5 p.m. Tuesday.

Beltram, Domenic
Domenic Beltram - Huerfano World - January 16, 1992 - Huerfano County Diary - Fifty Years Ago - Domenic Beltram, 60, a miner employed at the Samson mine operated by Angelo F. Mosco of Walsenburg, was instantly killed this morning at 9:15 when he was caught in a rock fall.

Beltrami, Josephine
Mrs. Josephine Beltrami - Walsenburg World-Independent - July 25, 1946 - Mrs. Josephine Beltrami, 56 years of age, died at her home at 320 West Eight street this morning. She was born in Italy March 5, 1890, and came to the United States in 1915, settling first in Oklahoma. Later she moved to Seattle, Washington and came to Walsenburg in 1927. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. John Yakovich of Walsenburg and Mrs. Arthur Chesi of Reno, Nev. Also by one brother and two sisters in Italy. Funeral services will be announced later by the Unfug-Peet mortuary.

Beltramo, Alex Joseph
Alex Joseph Beltramo - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2002 - Alex Joseph Beltramo, age 81, of Canon City, Colo., passed away on June 23, 2002, in Canon City. He was born at Brookside, Colo., on Oct. 12, 1920, a son of the late Alex and Alexandria Castagna Beltramo. Alex is survived by three stepchildren, Adele (Jerry) Cor-Vey of Pismo Beach, Calif., Richard Birdsall and Ann (Lee) Brown of Canon City; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nephews, Alex (Shirley) Rocco of Pueblo, Jerry (Nancy) Beltramo of Iowa, Joseph (Vickie) Beltramo of Colorado Springs and Robert (Sheila) Beltramo of Wetmore; niece, Janelle (Frank) Bergant of Canon City; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Alex also was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Rocco; three brothers, Tony, Carl and Bill Beltramo; and one grandson, Ricky Birdsall. He was a retired owner/operator of Beltramo Oil Co. He also was the owner/operator of several other Fremont County businesses including Riviera Motel in Florence, Florence Tire & Supply, Cedar Canon Coal Mine and Fremont Paving. He received a deferment during World War II to take care of the farm and his parents because his three brothers were already in the service, so during World War II in the winter months, he sold scrap metal to assist the war effort. Alex served two terms as Fremont county commissioner from District 2 during the 1960s and 1970s, he was a former member of the Elks Lodge 611 in Florence, and he loved to fish and travel, especially his trips to Italy to visit relatives. He especially enjoyed his rose garden. He was a devoted dad and grandfather. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at Holt Family Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2002, at Holt Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James King officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Vale Memorial Gardens in Canon City. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Iron Mountain Fire Victims Fund, P.O. Box 231, Canon City, CO 81212-0231.

Beltramo, Jeanne Marie
Jeanne Marie Beltramo - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2002 - Jeanne Marie Beltramo, age 81, of Canon City, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 14, 2002. She was born in Denver on May 30, 1921, to the late Jay Edwin Burnap and Lena Smith Burnap. During World War II she worked for the U.S. Post Office and the Denver Rio Grande Railroad in Denver. Later, she was a bookkeeper at Portland Cement. She later owned and operated the Rivera Motel with her late husband, Alex Beltramo. Mrs. Beltramo especially enjoyed being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She made beautiful ceramics and other crafts. Fishing, bowling, watching Broncos football games and working in her flowers were the hobbies she most enjoyed. She also was a world traveler and loved to visit her grandchildren on many of these trips. Mrs. Beltramo is survived by three children, Adele (Jerry) Cor-Vey of Arroyo Grande, Calif., Richard Birdsall of Canon City and Ann (Lee) Brown of Canon City; seven grandchildren, Cheryl (Bruce) Cor-Vey, Randy Cor-Vey, Donna (Craig) Venamen, Kim Conci, Marijean Conci, Brenda (Scott) Carey and Apryll (Travis) Cecill; nine grandchildren; loving and devoted twin sister, Mary Vandenburg; nieces, Sandy (John) Riley and Debora (Alan) Cafferky; and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one grandson, Ricky Birdsall. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at Holt Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Kitch officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Federation of Wildlife or a charity of your choice, through the funeral home office. The family will receive friends for a luncheon at the First United Methodist Church Hall, Ninth and Main St. in Canon City following the interment.

Beltramo, Tony J.
Tony J. Beltramo - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1998 - Tony J. Beltramo, 83, passed away Dec. 28, 1998, in Pueblo, where he had lived since 1997. He was born May 8, 1915, in Brookside, Colo. Tony served with the Army-Air Corps during World War II and was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and Brookside Columbine Lodge No. 90. He was owner of Tony J. Beltramo and Sons until his retirement in 1972. He especially enjoyed traveling, fishing and time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by wife, Mary (Colarelli) in 1995, whom he married on Jan. 11, 1947- brothers, Carl and Bill Beltramo- and sister, Lillian Rocco. Survived by children, Joe (Vicki), Pueblo, and Bob (Sheila), Wetmore- grandchildren, Lisa (Joe) Falsetto, Tim (Shauna) Beltramo, Fort Collins, Melanne Beltramo and Bobbi Jo Beltramo, Pueblo, and Ruby, Mia and Tony Beltramo, Wetmore- great-grandchildren, Ashleigh, Mary and Jordan Falsetto, Austin Beltramo, Fort Collins, and Andrea, Olivia and Max Beltramo, Pueblo- brother, Alex Beltramo, Canon City- brother-in-law, Anthony (Phyllis) Colarelli, Canon City- sisters-in-law, Sandy Santarelli and Anne Colarelli, Canon City, Angie Colarelli, Pueblo, and Wilma Colarelli, Amarillo, Texas- and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service 1 p.m. Thursday, St. Michael's Catholic Church, Canon City.

Belwood, Florence May
Florence May (Flossie) Belwood - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 2001 - Flossie went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 4, 2001. She was born to Peter and Minnie Welborn in Fayette, Ill. She would have been 94 years old on Jan. 11. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Robert (Bob); and her daughter, Mitzi Kibler. Her parents; one sister; and four brothers also preceded her in death. She is survived by one daughter, Susie (Warren) Van Meter, Lakewood, Colo.; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Niece Grace McKenzie, who cared for her needs; and close friends, Bob and Jan Leenerts and Homer and Sandy Cowger, also survive her. She was a homemaker all her life and a rancher for 22 years outside of Rye, Colo. She was an avid lover of horses and the outdoors. She was a member of the Southwest Church of Christ. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the individual's favorite charity in memory of Flossie. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at 2 p.m. at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Inurnment to follow, Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Bemen, Louis
Louis Bemen - Huerfano World - January 18, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1943: Died, Louis Bemen, 70, whose father Oliver operated a sawmill on the Walls ranch in 1887 and later one at the head of Middle Creek for many years.

Benassi, Dessie
Dessie Benassi - Huerfano World - January 17, 1991 - Huerfano native Dessie Benassi, Denver, died Jan. 14 1991, in that city. She was born in Walsenburg July 5, 1915 and attended Walsenburg schools. Survivors include two daughters, Gloria Frans, Lakewood and Yvonne Sicgle, Boulder; a brother, John Ladurini, Lakewood; seven grand-children and three great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday from St. Jude's in Denver.

Benassi, Martha
Martha (Hawley) Benassi - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 17, 2000 - Mrs. Martha (Hawley) Benassi, 81, died May 15, 2000, in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker and worked in Bible education. Mrs. Benassi was born May 20, 1918, in Rapid City, S.D., to Henry W. and Caroline (Teter) Hawley, who are deceased. She was married to Ralph Hawthorne, who is deceased. She was then married to Peter E. Fox, who is deceased. She was then married to Ben Mario Benassi, who is deceased. She is survived by two sons, Greg V. Fox and Mario Benassi; a sister, Rovilla Hartle; and six grandchildren. Services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 807 San Angelo Ave., Pueblo. Inurnment will be private. Colorado Springs Mortuary and Cremation Services, 3475 Astrozon Court, 392-4144, is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 789 Sherman St., Suite 500, Denver 80203-3532.

Benavidez, Catalina
Catalina "Kate" Benavidez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 1997 - Catalina "Kate" Benavidez, 70, departed this life on Dec. 14, 1997, at her home in Avondale. Kate was born on Nov. 25, 1927, in Santa Fe, N.M., and had been an Avondale resident for 50 years. Preceded in death by her parents, Antonio and Maxine (Jimenez) Benavidez- a sister, Angie Benavidez- a brother, Juan Benavidez- and a nephew, Frankie Benavidez Jr. She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Michael Benavidez- five brothers, Simon (Connie) Benavidez, Falcon, Lubin (Jennie) Banavidez, Edward (Henrietta) Benavidez, all of Avondale, Frank (Virginia) Benavidez, Pueblo, Eppie (Theresa) Benavidez, Kansas City, Mo.- numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Visitation, noon until 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. today. Rosary vigil, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, Rev. Maurice O. Gallagher, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at 1101 North Lane, Avondale, home of Lubin Benavidez.

Benavidez, Erma Sanchez
Erma Sanchez Benavidez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 08, 2004 - Erma Sanchez Benavidez , 70, passed away Sept. 23, 2004 in Sublette, Ill. She is survived by 4 sons, 3 daughters, 25 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, all from Ill., Ind. and Minn. Also survived by brother Mac (Frances) Sanchez: Denver, sisters Clorinda Bruno: Colo. Springs., Erla Duarte, Mary (George) Edwards: Pueblo. Several nieces and nephews. A rosary will be recited in her memory, Sun., Oct. 10th, 6pm at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 414 W. 11th, Pueblo, CO.

Benavidez, Faustin
Faustin Benavidez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2000 - Faustin Benavidez, 88, passed away Aug. 22, 2000. Survived by his children, Carmen (Nick) Baca and Victoria (Dan) Aragon; daughter-in-law, Elsie Benavidez; siblings, Luciano (Antonia) Benavidez and Rafelita (Onecimo) Padilla, all of Pueblo; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Steve (Cora) Arguello of Denver; and sister-in-law, Evasita Baca of Albuquerque, N.M. Preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude Benavidez, on June 16, 1993; son, Nestor Benavidez, on May 31, 1996; brothers, Jesus Benavidez and Antonio Benavidez; sister, Raymonsita Benavidez; grandchild, Sam Garza; great-grandchild, Albert Baca. Faustin was born to Nestor and Agapita (nee Saiz) Benavidez on July 9, 1912, in Las Vegas, N.M. He and Gertrude Arguello were married on April 18, 1932, in Lagunita, N.M. They moved to Pueblo in 1959. Faustin retired from St. Mary-Corwin hospital in 1983. He will lie in state today at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Rev. Ben Martinez officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends and relatives at the Montgomery & Steward Reception Hall following the interment.

Benavidez, Fernando
Fernando Benavidez - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - October 26, 2004 - Fernando Benavidez, age 89, died October 23, 2004 in Denver, Colorado. He was born September 1, 1915 in Trinidad, Colorado to Alfonso and Juanita (Martinez) Benavidez. A Rosary will be held at noon Friday October 29, 2004 at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A memorial mass will be held at 1p.m. Friday October 29 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family of Fernando Benavidez has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Benavidez, Jennie
Jennie "JB" Benavidez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2005 - Jennie "JB" Benavidez, 59, lifetime Avondale resident, born June 26, 1945, departed this life April 2, 2005, at Parkview Medical Center. Jennie recently retired from School District No. 70 at Avondale Elementary School with 38 years of service to "her children." No one was a stranger to her; she made friends where ever she went. Some of her best friends were those who also received treatment at the Montebello Dialysis Center. "We all have something in common; therefore we are blessed and favored." Preceded in death by her parents, Augustine and Petra (Solano) Duran; in-laws, Antonio and Maxine Benavidez, Jenny R. Benavidez, Katie Benavidez, Juan Benavidez and Angie Benavidez. Survived by her loving husband, Lubin Benavidez; two wonderful sons, Steve "Beef" (Tracy Montez) Benavidez, David "Mono" (Bobbi La Crue) Benavidez; a sister, Molly Duran; a brother, Frank (Gloria) Duran; special niece, Kristin Marie Duran; grandchildren, Harley Renee, Heracio Steve and Isaac Lubin Benavidez; other relatives and friends. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale. Concelebrated by the Revs. Ben Bacino, Maurice 0. Gallagher and John O'Flynn. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The Benavidez Family extends a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Montebello Dialysis Center, St. Mary-Corwin Wound Care and Kubadon Center, Parkview staff of third southwest floor, also Parkview and St. Mary-Corwin dialysis staffs and Dr. Benjamin Martinez and his staff.

Benavidez, Jose J.
Jose J. Benavidez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2004 - Jose J. Benavidez, 81, passed away March 19, 2004. Born Feb. 02, 1923, in Los Valles, N.M., to Hipolito and Maria Benavidez, who preceded him in death. Survived by his loving wife, Delia Benavidez; children, Leroy (Carmelita) Benavidez, Antoinette (Armando) Valdez, Carlos (Lucy) Benavidez, Vangie (Tonci) Glassner, Elaine (Steve) Walker, Lawrence Benavidez, Ronald (Sallette) Benavidez, Dennis Benavidez, Peter (Monica) Benavidez, Albert (Olga) Benavidez; brothers and sisters, Sosimo Benavidez of San Diego, Victor Benavidez of Bernalillo, N.M., Daniel Benavidez of New Mexico, Dome Sanchez of Bernalillo, N.M., Pauline Trujillo of Bernalillo, N.M.; 26 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 6 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both services at Holy Rosary Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Benavidez, Mary C.
Mary C. Benavidez - Huerfano World - May 24, 2001 - Mary C. "Shadow" Romero Benavidez went home to be with the Lord on May 7, 2001. She was born June 27, 1939, in Rouse, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her father, J. Valentine Romero, Sr., sister, Rosemary Barela. She will be sadly missed by her husband, Louie Benavidez of 43 years, children Louie Jr. (Tammy) Benavidez, Naomi (Jesse) Benavidez, Irene (Steve) Etissity, Fabian (Juanita) Benavidez, Yvonne Barraza, 14 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, mother Juanita (Helen) Romero, Walsenburg; sisters Neva (Richard) Oakley, Denver; Jennie (Salvador) Guerrero, Walsenburg; Orpha Tenorio, Walsenburg; Dorothy (Donald) Tenorio, Walsenburg; Irene (Tony) Benavidez, Fort Collins; brothers, Joe V. Jr. (Martha) Romero, Walsenburg; Mike (Vicky) Romero, Bloomington, California; George (Rose) Romero, Denver; Ivan Romero, Walsenburg; Thomas Romero, Walsenburg; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mary retired from the Department of Health and Hospitals of Colorado where she was a medical technician for 28 years. Services were held at First Apostolic Church of Denver. Officiating was Pastor Daniel Salomon. Arrangements by Aspen Mortuary Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Benavidez, Moses
Moses Benavidez - Huerfano World - September 28, 2000 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1918: Word has been received that Moses Benavidez, 18, met death on the battlefield for the freedom of the world. [Editor's Note: Obituary for Moses Benavidez can be found in World Independent, September 27, 1918, Page 1.]

Bencomo, Beatrice P.
Beatrice P. Bencomo - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2000 - Beatrice P. Bencomo, 49, passed away June 15, 2000. Born Nov. 1, 1950, in Trinidad Colo. Preceded in death by mother, Vonnie Duran Gonzales; and one brother, J. Adrian Gonzales. Survived by her spouse, Guadalupe Bencomo of the family home; children, Michael A. Gonzales, Denver, Kathrine M. Bencomo and Matthew T. Bencomo, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Levi Gonzales, Susan Gonzales and Richard Gonzales; father, Joe Adrian Gonzales Sr., Pueblo; brother, William "Bill" (Norma) Gonzales, Denver; sisters, Mildred (Ernest) Pacheco, Pueblo, Rosalie Gonzales-Zook, Pueblo, Beverly Gonzales, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; and her in-laws, the Bencomo family. Beatrice enjoyed crocheting, reading, going to pow-wows and the time she spent with her family and friends. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Private service. Relatives and friends will be received at the family home 1022 E. 5th.

Bendell, Bruce
Bruce Bendell - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2004 - Bruce Bendell, 66. Pueblo West passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 21 of a heart attack. He is survived by his Mother, Alma (Ken) Magenau of Akron, Ohio. His sister Bette (Jim) Lunn of Pueblo, his brother Don (Shirley) Bendell of Canon City, His special friend, Kay Chapman of Pueblo West and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was involved with Gunslingers Club, fishing, horseback riding, photographing friends and relatives, singing in the church choir, acting and making people laugh. Cremation. Memorial Service will be at 11:00 on Saturday, April 24 at Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West, 434 S. Conquistador Ave. and Spaulding Ave.

Bender, Lea Ora
Lea Ora Bender - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 1998 - Lea Ora Bender, 61, died Sept. 27, 1998. Survived by four daughters- husband, Fritz- and one sister. Services at Washington Avenue Baptist Church on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, at 10 a.m. Burial at Hillcrest Cemetery in Rocky Ford. Visitation, 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Bendetti, Ben
Ben Bendetti – Fort Collins Weekly Courier – June 21, 1912 – Thirteen Men Killed in Mine Explosion Today at Hastings, Colo. – Note: Ben Bendetti is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, June 18, 1912. Ben Bendetti: Austro-Tyrolian, age 25, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion of gas due a defective lamp. He is also listed in the database as Ben Benedetto. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Benedetti, John A.
John A. Benedetti - Huerfano World - July 26, 1973 - John A. Benedetti, 60, died at Veterans Hospital, July 19, 1973. Benedetti had been in failing health for the past four years and was seriously ill the past year. Mass of the Resurrection was Monday at St. Mary Church. Interment was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Born December 22, 1918 in Hastings, Benedetti graduated from Trinidad High School, spending his younger years around Ludlow and the surrounding area. He married Charlotte Niccoli, who survives, and also leaves three children, Paul and John Jr. of Boulder, and Mrs. Jacqueline Ugolini of Walsenburg; two brothers, Mario of Walsenburg and Bruno of Loveland, and six grandchildren, A steel worker at CF&I until poor health forced his retirement, he was a Radarman Second Class in the United States Navy during World War II, and was a member of St. Mary Church, Knights of Columbus, Walsenburg Elks Lodge, and Steel Workers Union of Pueblo. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Benedetti, Mario C.
Mario Camillo Benedetti - Huerfano World - May 24, 1990 - Mario Camillo Benedetti, 74, of Walsenburg, died Thursday, May 17, 1990, in Huerfano County Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Born July 22, 1915, in Trinidad to Paul and Teresa Nardin Benedetti, he worked for Leone Construction Company, retiring about seven years ago. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 until 1946. Mr. Benedetti had two strokes in September which left him partially paralyzed. He entered the local hospital for two weeks then was transferred to St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Later, he returned to the long term care unit at the local hospital. Mr. Benedetti is survived by a brother, Bruno Benedetti, Loveland; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Benedetti, Walsenburg; nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery with military rites by the American Legion Huerfano Post No. 16. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Benedetto, Ben
Ben Benedetto – Fort Collins Weekly Courier – June 21, 1912 – Thirteen Men Killed in Mine Explosion Today at Hastings, Colo. – Note: Ben Benedetto is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, June 18, 1912. Ben Benedetto: Austro-Tyrolian, age 25, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion of gas due a defective lamp. He is also listed in the database as Ben Bendetti. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Benedict, Dorothy Alice
Dorothy Alice Benedict - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 1999 - Dorothy Alice Benedict, 90, of Boulder, died Nov. 30, 1999, at Boulder Manor. Dorothy was born Sept. 28, 1909, in Pueblo, the daughter of Orsen E. Clark and Katherine Coe Clark. Following her high school graduation she went on to attend Colorado Teacher's College (now UNC) in Greeley where she received her degree in elementary education. She taught as a part of the Denver Public School System for more than 20 years. She was married to Samuel Harvey Benedict. In 1994, she moved from Lakewood to Boulder. She was of Methodist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by her son, Malcolm (Rona) Benedict of Longmont; and her daughter, Katherine (Benny) Campton of Highlands Ranch. Also surviving are six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at 10 a.m. at Howe Mortuary Chapel, Longmont, with Rick Rusaw of Life Bridge Christian Church officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at the Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, with Rev. Harold Tuttle officiating.

Benedig, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Benedig – Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1904 – Died Tuesday, August 9, 1904, Elizabeth Benedig, aged 24 years.  Announcement of funeral later.

Benefiel, Andrew
Andrew Benefiel - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 2005 - Andrew Benefiel, passed away Dec. 16, 2005. Born on Dec. 18, 1917 in Fraser Colo. He is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, four sisters, and wife Arline. He is survived by children, Carol (Byron) Ecker, Tom Benefiel; grandchildren, LeAnn Gibson, Carl Ecker Jr., Beka, Josh and Caleb Benefiel; brothers, Al Benefiel, Floyd (Trudy) Benefiel; numerous nieces and nephews and special friend Helen Tompkins. Funeral service, Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. at Olinger Crown Hill, Denver. Interment Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Benegas, Margarito Sr.
Margarito Benegas Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 2004 - Margarito Benegas Sr., 69, departed this life Sept. 1, 2004, at the family home. Born Oct. 21, 1934, in Scottsbluff, Neb. He was a retired steelworker. Preceded in death by his mother, Josephine Benegas; son, Gilbert Benegas; great-grandson, Gabriel Anthony Benegas. Survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Roseann Arellano Benegas; his children, Margarito (Debbie) Benegas Jr., James Benegas, Albert (Claire) Benegas, Jerry (Lorraine) Benegas, Leonard (Tonya) Benegas, Blake Benegas, Carolyn Funetez, Lucille (Victor) Martinez, Michelle Benegas, Donna (Cameron) Green, Pearl (Rick) Vasquez; one brother, Mario Acosta Arce; 34 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 4 to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel, and noon until 5 p.m. Monday. Both services, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Rev. Marco Antonio Salinas, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The Benegas family will receive friends at St. Joseph's Hall following the burial rites.

Benesch, Harold Lee
Harold Lee Benesch - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 2003 - Harold Lee Benesch, born March 11, 1943, in Pueblo, was taken from us suddenly July 3, 2003. A gifted woodworker, storyteller and jokester, he will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 39 years, Alene Marie; mother, Sarah Faye Benesch; brother, Don (Phyllis) Stevens; sister, Peggy Kingston, all of Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Ruth Stevens and Willa Boerger of Beatrice, Neb., and Roma (Lawrence) Christen of Pawnee City, Neb.; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his father, Clarence Benesch; sister, Marjory Stevens; brother, Joe Stevens; and nephew, Charles Chacon. Cremation with memorial service, 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel.

Benesch, Lila Josephine
Lila Josephine Benesch - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1944 - Mrs. Lila Josephine Benesch services Rouch Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. George F. Lowe officiating. To Roselawn. (same paper) Mrs. Lila Benesch. At the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Kirgan, 1430 Norwood, Sunday. Also survived by another daughter, Mrs. Viola Buehler, and son Joe Benesch; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brothers Ralph and George Brown, Scotts Bluff, Neb., and Clay Brown, Huntington, Calif.; sisters Mrs. Georgia Kouns, Brawley, Calif., and Mrs. Eva Slater, San Jose, Calif. She attended the Methodist church.

Benesch, Sarah Faye
Sarah Faye Benesch - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 2005 - Sarah Faye Benesch, 89, of Pinon, passed away Nov. 21, 2005. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Clarence H. Benesch, in 1995. She also was preceded in death by her daughter, Marjorie Stevens, in 1937; sons, Joe Stevens, in 2002, Harold Benesch, in 2003; grandson, Charles Chacon, in 1995 and 10 brothers and sisters. Sarah is survived by her children, Donald (Phyllis) Stevens and Peggy Kingston; daughters-in-law, Ruth Stevens and Alene Benesch; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Sarah was a 60-year member of the Pi–on Arts and Crafts Club. She was a professional seamstress, sewing everything from baby clothes to bridal gowns, pageant gowns and even clothing for Miss Rodeo America. When she wasn't sewing, Sarah enjoyed her flower garden. Most of all she enjoyed time with her family. Sarah's family always came first. Her family will deeply miss her heart of gold, her great sense of humor and her giving soul. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make a memorial contribution in memory of Sarah Faye Benesch to a charity of choice.

Benesch, W. H.
W. H. "Bill" Benesch - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 1999 - W. H. "Bill" Benesch, 65, passed away unexpectedly on April 9, 1999. The Penrose resident was born on May 20, 1933, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Gladys Benesch, his loving wife, Martha, and his brother, Lloyd. Survived by his three children, Bill Benesch, Bryan (Vanette "Sudzy") Benesch, both of Penrose, and Denise Blackburn of Coal Creek, sisters, Pauline (Jim) Buffington, Lucille (Al) Vukich, Alice May (Jim) Schaffer, all of Pueblo, Leila (Darrell) Clarke of Beulah, and Norma Jean (Ron) Glach, brother, Robert (Ester) Benesch, both of Pueblo West, grandchildren, James and Crystal Peabody, Garrett and Clayton Benesch, as well as numerous other relatives, friends and his good friend, Maxine. He was retired from DSI Transports after 25 years of service. Bill was an avid gun collector, enjoyed traveling, dancing, and was a proud father and grandfather. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday, Avondale United Methodist Church in Avondale. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Family will receive friends at the church immediately following the services.

Benevides, Sedalia
Sedalia Benevides - World Independent – January 16, 1931 - Sedalia Benavides - Sedalia Benevides, one month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Benevides, died at the parents home on Wednesday, January 14. Funeral was from St. Mary's church Thursday, under direction of Furphy Brothers.

Benfatti, John R.
John R. Benfatti - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2005 - John R. Benfatti, 51, passed away on March 11, 2005, after a lengthy illness. Survived by his mother, Angelina M. Benfatti of Pueblo; sister, Regina Benfatti of Pueblo; brothers, Vince (Gina) Benfatti of Pueblo; and Joe (Jeanne) Benfatti, Jr. of Murrietta, Calif.; much beloved nieces and nephews, Lisa and Justin Vicars, Joe Benfatti, John D. (Kelly) Benfatti, Vinnie and Angela Benfatti; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his father, Joseph Anthony Benfatti, Sr.; brother, Michael Benfatti; niece, Alicia Vicars; uncle, Marion "Al" Benfatti; and cousin, John A. Benfatti. John was born Nov. 4, 1953, in Pueblo. He was an avid Bronco fan and loved being with family. Viewing at the funeral home, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at Christ the King Church, 1708 Horseshoe, with the Rev. Father Tom Adrians, V.G. as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives after the interment at Christ the King Parish Hall. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of the Northside Dialysis Center and Trinity Life Gardens for the wonderful care they provided John. Those who desire may make memorials to the Kidney Foundation through the funeral home.

Benfatti, Joseph A. Sr.
Joseph A. Benfatti Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1986 - Joseph A. Benfatti Sr. of 1318 Horseshoe Drive, Nov. 14, 1986. Husband of Angelina Benfatti and father of Joseph (Jeanne) Benfatti Jr., Regina Vicars, John R. Benfatti, Vincent (Gina) Benfatti, and Michael Benfatti, all of Pueblo. Brother of Marion "Al" (Louise) Benfatti of J Pueblo and grandfather of Lisa Vicars, Joe Benfatti, John Benfatti, and Vinnie Benfatti. Survived also by several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph A. Benfatti and Marie Benfatti. A lifelong Pueblo resident and longtime Pueblo businessman, Mr. Benfatti was a member of Christ the King Parish, Pueblo Elks Lodge 90, and the National Rifle Association. He was a veteran of service with the United States Army Air Corps during WW II and was an active hunter and fisherman. Mr. Benfatti was co-owner of Benfatti Furniture from 1957 to 1981, and from 1981 until the time of his death he was involved in the operation of Benfatti Hardware. Services, Christ the King Church: Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Sunday, and rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn. The family will greet friends in the Parish Hall following the Mass. They also encourage memorials to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) in care of the funeral home.

Benfatti, Michael J.
Michael J. Benfatti - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2002 - Michael J. Benfatti, 39, passed away June 22, 2002. Survived by his wife, Chrys Benfatti, of the family home; mother, Angie Benfatti of Pueblo; siblings, Joe (Jeanne) Benfatti of Marietta, Calif., Regi Benfatti, John Robert Benfatti and Vince (Gina) Benfatti, all of Pueblo; numerous nieces and nephews, among them are, Joe Benfatti, John (Kelly) Benfatti, Lisa Vicars, Justin Vicars, Vinnie Benfatti, Angela Benfatti; and other family members and friends. Preceded in death by his father, Joe Benfatti Sr.; uncle, Marion "Al" Benfatti; and cousin, John Albert Benfatti, and great-niece, Alicia Vicars. In addition to his family, Michael dearly loved his pets, "Jake," "Woody," "Girlfriend," "Puppy Dog Dude," "Ricco," "Pooh," "Bananas" and "Mango." Michael was born Jan. 21, 1963, in Pueblo. He enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with his family and pets and was an avid San Francisco 49'ers fan. He will lie in state at the funeral home from 1 to 8 p.m. today. Funeral Mass will be held at 9 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at Christ The King Catholic Parish, 1708 Horseshoe Drive with the Rev. Father Thomas Adrians as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to Animal Welfare through the funeral home.

Benfatti, Rose Bacino
Rose Bacino Benfatti - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2000 - Rose Bacino Benfatti, born March 31, 1916, died March 13, 2000. The families of Rose Bacino Benfatti buried her in Montebello, Calif., at Rose Hills Cemetery on March 18. Born and raised in Pueblo, Rose left Colorado for California as a young bride. Although she never lived in Colorado again, every summer for some 60 years she would come to visit her family in Pueblo and spend four to six weeks in her parents' home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sebastiano "Chauncy"; her daughter, Klara Smith; parents, Vincenzo and Cologera Bacino; brothers Karl, Ben, Joe "Blackie," and Sam Bacino; sisters, Elizabeth "Betty" and Mary Bacino Zancanella; brother-in-law, Ernest Zancanella; sister, Josephine Bacino Carnelli, who ironically was born on the same day as Rose in 1914 and also passed away on March 13, 2000. She is survived by her daughter, Annette (Marty) Gevorkian; her brother, Tony (Kathy); her sister-in-law, Dorothy Bacino; nephews Charles, Jim and Father Ben Bacino; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rose was a joy to all who knew her. Her cooking skills were the epitome of the Italian grandma and she loved nothing better than cooking a meal for her loved ones. She will be missed.

Benge, Jo Ann
Jo Ann Benge (Gemaelich) - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 1999 - Yeamans & Gordon Memorial Chapel Akron, Colo. Jo Ann Benge (Gemaelich), 68, of Otis, Colo., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at the North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo. Benge," as she was more affectionately known, was born Sept. 28, 1930, at Montgomery County, Kan., to Guy and Gladys (Baker) Hilderbrand. She graduated from high school in Hiawatha, Kan., and graduated from nursing school in Halstead, Kan. She was an accomplished Registered Nurse, working throughout Colorado. Benge loved yard sales, working in her yard and flower garden, collecting collectables, family and friends. She was an avid rock hound. She always had an open door, a cup of coffee to share, a smile and good conversation. She never turned anyone away, always willing to lend a helping hand day or night. She never quit being a nurse. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one brother. Benge is survived by her husband, Gary Gemaelich- four children, Mike Benge of Marion, Iowa, Kathryn (Kat) Jones and husband, Richard of Pueblo, Rex Benge and wife, Rhonda of Tulsa, Okla., and Terry Benge and wife, Gay of Pueblo- four sisters, Mary Goad of Disney, Okla., Bonnie Zook of Arlington, Texas, Phyllis Lamar and husband, Paul of Collinsville, Okla., and Barbara Phillips of Emporia, Kan.- one brother, Lyle Barger and wife, Myrna of Emporia, Kan.- four grandchildren- and many nieces and nephews. She will be sorely missed by all her family and friends. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at 10 a.m. from the First Presbyterian Church in Otis, Colo., with Rev. James Cosner officiating. Interment will follow in the Burdett Cemetery with Yeamans & Gordon Memorial Chapel of Akron in charge of the arrangements.

Benge, Johanna Peschel
Johanna Peschel Benge - Pueblo Chieftain - February 29, 2004 - Johanna Peschel Benge, 82, born Oct. 5, 1921, passed away Feb. 26, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Albert Benge. Survived by her children, Sandra (Rick) Friend, Richard (Anna) Peschel, Max (Gian) Peschel, Colleen (Steve Cornish) Peschel; granddaughter, Marnie Moran; great-granddaughter, Cheyenne Moran; sisters, Dolores Hazen, Gert (Marion) Stuteville; brothers, Lester Elenga and Ren Elenga; brother-in-law, Bud Peschel; sister-in-law, Hazel Elenga; and numerous step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Johanna was a member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the American Legion Post 2 Ladies Auxiliary. She loved life, and her favorite sport was Bingo. She was a very generous person and will be missed by all who knew her. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Benich, Katherine Elizabeth
Katherine Elizabeth Benich - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home – December 9, 2003 - Katherine Elizabeth Benich, affectionately known as K.K., passed away December 5, 2003. She was born November 12, 1921 in Delagua to John and Minnie (Smircich) Benich. She moved to Trinidad from Bear Canyon with her parents and 11 brothers and sisters in 1934, after her father returned with miner's consumption having worked for over 30 years in many local coal mines. She attended various coal camp schools and graduated from Trinidad High School in 1941. She received her BA degree from Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM and her MA degree from Adams State College. She taught school for 36 years at Morley, Park Street and East Street schools. She retired in 1984. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Senior Citizens Center. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers John, Tony, Nick, Frank and George; sisters Mildred Latuda, Tillie Benich; brothers-in-law Robert Latuda, Mac McCleary; sister-in-law Billie Benich and nephews Robert John (Spike) Latuda, Timothy Benich. She is survived by her sisters Mary McCleary, Morgan City, LA; Frances (Martin) Johnson, Farmington, NM; Ann Benich, Houma, LA; brother Tom (Charlotte) Benich, Greeley, CO; sisters-in-law, Fern Benich, Salt Lake City, UT, Dorothy Benich, Louise, TX and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation is Wednesday, December 10 from 2 - 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass is scheduled for Thursday, December 11 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. with Father Thomas Melancon, S.J. officiating. Interment to follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are George Latuda, Tony Mattorano, Mario Mattorano, Robert W. Benich, Jim Zabilski and Bill Farnsworth. The family requests that memorials be made to Trinidad Catholic Schools. Family may be contacted at the Tony and Cathy Mattorano residence, 13599 C. R. 73.3, (P.O, Box 881), Trinidad, CO 81082. The family of Katherine E. Benich has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Benine, Brenda Lea
Brenda Lea Benine - Huerfano World - October 25, 2007 - Brenda Lea Benine entered into peace on October 3, 2007. She was a loving soul and a kind-hearted person. Brenda loved carnations, country music and reading. She is survived by her three children, Kendra, Rondelle, and Ryne Thompson, and her mother and father, Margaret and Gene Benine. She also had two brothers, one sister and five nieces and one nephew. Mom, we love and miss you.

Benine, Ernestine
Ernestine Benine – Huerfano World – April 1, 2004 – Ernestine Benine died March 28, 2004. She was born February 27, 1917. She is survived by three children, Gene (Margaret) Benine, Zadra (Howard) Culp and James (Judy) Benine; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. At her request, no services, cremation. Full obituary next week. Ernestine Benine – Huerfano World – April 8, 2004 - Ernestine Benine, wife of the late James L. Benine, died on March 28, 2004 at the Spanish Peaks Medical Center at the age of 87 from complications due to pneumonia. Ernestine was born in Ojo, CO, on Feb. 27, 1917 to Ernest and Mary Bauer. Her three sisters and two brothers preceded her in death. She attended Walsenburg grade and high schools. She graduated from Walsenburg High School in 1934. She met Jim Benine while working at The Valencia Theater owned by Paul Krier in Walsenburg. The couple was married in Saint Mary Church in Walsenburg, Oct. 17, 1938. Although Ernestine's primary concern was the raising of their three children, she helped her husband, Jim, as they owned and operated the C.O.D. Store on West Fifth Street in 1946. As the business grew it moved to the comer of Seventh and Main and was then named The Black and White Grocery and then later moved to the corner of Main and Sixth streets in Walsenburg. During these times, and as their children grew, Mrs. Benine spent more time helping with the family business. After Jim's retirement in 1967, the couple spent their time doing a little traveling, bowling, golfing, playing cards and visiting with family and friends. After losing her husband in 1995, Ernestine occupied her time knitting, crocheting, and quilting. After her hands were affected by arthritis her favorite pastimes were working hundreds of jigsaw puzzles, cross-word puzzles, watching sports on TV and playing cards. She particularly enjoyed playing cards with her family. Ernestine enjoyed playing the game of canasta with her family up to her death. She spent the last two years of her life at the Walsenburg Care Center where she received wonderful care. Her three children survive Ernestine: Gene (Margaret) Benine, Walsenburg, Zadra (Howard) Culp, of Mancos, and James D. (Judy) Benine, of Walsenburg. Eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson also survive her. Ernestine was put to rest at the old Saint Mary Cemetery alongside Jim, her husband, at a private family ceremony on April 3, 2004. She was a special and wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and her family and friends will miss her tremendously.

Benine, Louise Cortese
Louise Cortese Benine - Huerfano World - February 21, 2002 - Louise Cortese Benine, 94, of Walsenburg, died Feb. 18, 2002 at the Walsenburg Care Center. Mrs. Benine was born in Grey Creek on Aug. 11, 1907 to Charles and Natalina Cortese. She grew up in Aguilar. After graduating from Aguilar High School, she attended Trinidad State Junior College and later graduated from Adams State College with an Associate Degree in Elementary Education. She taught in various schools in New Mexico, as well as in Aguilar and Walsenburg. After more than 40 years of teaching, she retired from Walsenburg School District in 1972. She and her late husband, Art Benine, were avid fishermen and spent much time fishing in western Colorado. She is survived by nephews, Ralph (Jamie) Gagliardi, Trinidad, and Joe (Annie) Javernick, San Jose, CA, nieces, Loretta (Tano) Paolucci, La Junta, and Donna Houston, Orange, CA, and numerous great nieces and, nephews. Preceded in death by her first husband, Christy Morgan, in 1950; her second husband, Arthur Benine, in 1980; her parents; a brother, Tanio (Olive) Cortese; and two sisters, Margaret (Ralph) Gagliardi and Edith (Joe) Javernick. Funeral mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002 at St. Mary Church, with Fr. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, South St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to your favorite charity.

Benjamin, Dolores
Dolores "Dee" Benjamin - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2000 - Dolores "Dee" Benjamin, 83, when to be with the Lord on March 22, 2000. Survived by her children, David Robb and Ron (Barbara) Robb; grandchild, Scott (Myra) Robb; great-grandchildren, Maggie and Katie, all of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, Herman F. Benjamin. Dee was born Aug. 5, 1916, in Pueblo. She was a member of Calvary Church. A private graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

Benjamin, Elmer L.
Elmer L. Benjamin - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 1986 - Elmer L. Benjamin, former Pueblo resident, passed away Aug. 23, 1986, in Denver. Survived by two brothers, Paul (Beulah) Benjamin, Santa Barbara, Calif.; Orville (Wilma) Benjamin; one sister, Naomi (Jordan) Irwin, both of Pueblo; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Caldwell-Kirk Mortuary, the Rev. Eugene Woodson, pastor of Cleave Memorial Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was at Fairmount Cemetery.

Bennet, Mr.
Mr. Bennet - Walsenburg World - March 9, 1899 - Grandpa Bennet, father of Mrs. Wheeler, formerly of the upper Huerfano died at the home of Mrs. Wheeler in Willard, Missouri, February 15. He will be remembered and mourned by many Huerfano friends.

Bennett, Anna
Anna Bennett - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2005 - Anna Bennett, 81, passed away Jan. 1, 2005. She is survived by her son, Robert (Helen) Bennett; daughter, Pamela (Kevin) DeDeaux; grandchildren, Kevin, Barbara (Sean), Kristin, Dale (Sheila); great-grandchildren, Iyleah, Azsia, Sayvion, Cora; and sister, Leola Adams. Preceded by her husband, Newton Bennett; parents, brothers and sisters. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bennett, Billie
Billie (Woods) Bennett - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 1999 - Billie (Woods) Bennett, 89, of Greeley, died May 21, 1999, at Bonell Good Samaritan Center, Greeley. Born on Sept. 27, 1909, in rural Panola County, Miss. Married to James Wayne Bennett Dec. 28, 1939. Upon graduation from Blackjack School near Sardis, Miss., she moved with her family to Boulder. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder and taught school in Brandon and Parker, Colo. After their marriage, they farmed near Ordway until Mr. Bennett's death on Jan. 6, 1966. Mrs. Bennett returned to teaching at Ordway until moving to Loveland in 1973 and Greeley in 1991. Survived by son, Bill Bennett, Eaton, Colo.- daughter, Marybeth Wiltbank, St. Johns, Ariz.- six-grandchildren- and a great-grandson. Visitation at Ustick Donelson Johnson Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Graveside services, 11 a.m. Tuesday at Valley View Cemetery in Rocky Ford, Rev. Michael Heart officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bonell Good Samaritan Center, co Adamson Memorial Downtown Chapel, 827 Fifth St., Greeley, Colo., 80631.

Bennett, Doris M.
Doris M. Bennett - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2000 - Doris M. Bennett, 51, Fort Lupton, Colo., formerly of Pueblo, died Jan. 25, 2001, at the Hospice of North Colorado. She was born on Dec. 20, 1949, in Tribune, Kan., to William and Marjorie (Root) Bennett. She married Kelly D. Bennett on Nov. 13, 1972, in Tribune. Before moving to Fort Lupton in 1997, Mrs. Bennett lived in Pueblo, Colo. She enjoyed doing craft work, shopping at the flea market and traveling. Predeceased by father, William Osborn. Survived by husband, Kelly D. Bennett, Fort Lupton; sons, Philip Bennett, Pueblo, and Timothy Bennett, Greeley; daughter, Cristal Vanlandingham, Westminster; mother, Marjorie (Root) Osborn, Lamar; brother, Robert Osborn, York, Neb.; sisters, Mary Guthrie, Kim, Colo., Kathy Simms, Tribune, Dixie Keksi, Reno, Nev., and Leslie Jones, Scott City, Kan.; and two grandchildren. Memorial service, 2:30 p.m. Monday, Bostick Funeral Home, 806 Denver Ave, Fort Lupton. Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of North Colorado in care of Bostick Funeral Home.

Bennett, Eugene
Eugene Bennett - Huerfano World - October 9, 2003 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1908: Colorado and Southern Engineer Eugene Bennet was killed Friday in a bad wreck a mile west of Cucharas when the engine derailed.

Bennett, Evelyn Frances
Evelyn Frances Bennett - Huerfano World - November 15, 2001 - Evelyn Frances Bennett, 83, a longtime resident of Denver, retired to La Veta, where she enjoyed many wonderful years. She went to be with the Lord Nov. 9, 2001. After moving to La Veta, Mrs. Bennett provided child care and truly loved the children. She particularly enjoyed doing craft projects with the kindergarten class and was well-known by many children in the area. Mrs. Bennett will be remembered as a very outgoing and gregarious lady. She enjoyed craft work and gardening, where she always grew many flowers. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Helton, in 1978. She is survived by her children, Judy (Johnny) Sharp and Linda Kovari; grandchildren, Cheryl (Rick) Ames, Jeri Wyatt, Yvette (Sam) Newman and Elena (Rod) Hadley; and great grandchildren, Rachael and Jacob. She is also survived by her sisters, Ines (Ernie) Prator and Georgie Geltz. Viewing and funeral service, Wednesday, Nov. 14 at La Veta United Methodist Church. Interment, La Veta Cemetery. Family respectfully requests any donations be made in Evelyn's name to the Asthma Foundation, Attn: Marilyn Haley, 125 Rampart Way, Suite 100, Denver, CO, 80230, La Veta Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.

Bennett, G. W.
G. W. Bennett - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - August 18, 1910 - With a bullet hole through his head, the body of a man said to be G. W. Bennett, of Trinidad, was found this afternoon in bunch of weeds near the Rio Grande track, five miles west of Pueblo. He had evidently been dead three or four days. Over $50 and a fine gold watch were found in his clothing.

Bennett, James.
James Bennett – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: James Bennett is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. James Bennett: American, age 19, single. He was a "motorman" for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Bennett, Johanna Monchak
Johanna Monchak Bennett - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2002 - Johanna Monchak Bennett, a lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away March 15, 2002, after a yearlong illness. Johanna was born July 7, 1920, in Pueblo, daughter of Michael and Mary Monchak, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was her sister, Marie Rupar; and brother, Ted Monchak. She was married for 40 years to Oran Bennett, who died Aug. 29, 1992. Three sons survive her, Ronald, Jim (Meg) and Bob (Marsha); four grandchildren, Joshua Bennett, Brandy Gonzales, Heather Brockway and Jennifer Bennett; three great-grandchildren, Casey and Crystal Gonzales and Dylan Morales; sister, Claudia Harrington of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and sister-in-law, Irene Monchak; several cousins, nephews and nieces; her best friend, Ruth Hudgens; and numerous other friends also survive her. Johanna was a registered nurse who retired from working for Drs. Weaver, Mastro and Hoyle. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and formerly, Faith United Methodist Church where she was very active. She graduated from the Corwin School of Nursing, and was a member of their Alumni Group, as well as PEO Chapter F. She also had been a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and RSVP. The family will receive friends and relatives from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 22, at 615 Quincy Ave. Burial, which will precede the service, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2002, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The service will follow at 11 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford, with the Revs. Kim James and Susan Plymell officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Nurses' Scholarship Fund, c/o Life Care Center, 2118 Chatalet Lane, Pueblo, CO 81005, the Pueblo Meals on Wheels Program, 230 N. Union, Pueblo, CO 81003, or Wesley United Methodist Church in her memory.

Bennett, Lewis C.
Lewis C. Bennett - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2000 - Lewis C. Bennett, 87, of Pueblo, died Sept. 11, 2000, in Pueblo. He was born Feb. 3, 1913, in Rocky Ford, a son of the late Earle P. and Mary Lee Caldwell Bennett. He married Viola Mae Richardson in Raton, N.M. Mrs. Bennett preceded him in death on May 21, 1998. Also preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Marjorie Bennett. He is survived by his children, Earle (Karen) Bennett of Pueblo and Carolyn (Russell) DeSalvo of Pueblo; brother, Ray P. Bennett of Canon City; sister, Betty Lee (Ray) Moorhead of Colorado Springs; five grandchildren, Earl Bennett, Debra Dempsey, Abel Bennett, Russell DeSalvo III and Buffie DeSalvo; and several great-grandchildren. Mr. Bennett was a former member of the Colorado State Patrol and the former Chief of Security at University of Southern Colorado. He had operated his own truck line out of Pueblo and was a former driver for Continental Trailways. Lewis was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 95 in Pueblo, Pueblo Elks Lodge and a lifetime member of Bethel Methodist Church in Pueblo. The family will receive friends from 3:30 until 5 p.m. today, Sept. 13, 2000, at Holt Family Funeral Home, 806 Macon Ave., Canon City. Graveside funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following the interment.

Bennett, Marion E.
Marion E. Bennett - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 1998 - Marion E. Bennett, 71, of Pueblo, passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998. She was a retired state employee. Survived by sons, John (Roberta) Spangler, Pueblo, Chris (Judy) Spangler, Englewood, David (Becky) Spangler, Kingsbay, Ga.; daughter, Diane Lopez, La Junta; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial service, 2 p.m. today, McCarthy Rose Chapel.

Bennett, Miriam J.
Miriam J. "Jean" Bennett - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 2003 - Miriam J. "Jean" Bennett, 57, of Pueblo, formerly of Beverly, Mass., died unexpectedly in her home on Thursday, July 31. After raising her children, she devoted many years to the human services field, working as a personal care assistant and providing Hospice relief to families in the Pueblo area. Her three children, Christine and her husband, Richard Corbett of Palm Harbor, Fla., Jeffrey and his wife, Amy of Ipswich, Mass., and Jennifer and her husband, Donald, of Beverly, Mass.; as well as six grandchildren, Caitlin, Matthew and Caroline Corbett of Palm Harbor, Fla., Emily and Daniel Bennett of Ipswich, and Kyle Gallucci of Beverly, survive her. Services will be held privately in Colorado at the request of the family.

Bennett, Robert
Robert Bennett - Boulder Daily Camera - October 2, 1891 - The Barber Worthy of His Hair - Pueblo, Oct. 1 - The trial of Omer O. Getchell, the Denver barber, who shot and killed Robert Bennett last spring, began today. Getchell and his friends confidently believe that he will be acquitted. A great deal of interest is being manifested, as the killing was the direct result of labor troubles.

Bennett, Robert E.
Robert E. "Curly" Bennett - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1999 - Robert E. "Curly" Bennett a longtime resident of Pueblo, passed away June 16,1999 , in Colorado Springs. Survived by daughter, Sandy (C.J.) Murphy, Vicki Dameron, Bobbi (Tom) Harris, all of Colorado Springs- grandchildren, Staci, Melissa, Shawna, Tommy- and great-grandson, Adam. He retired with 37 years of service as yardmaster for Rio Grande Railroad. Service of Remembrance Saturday, 2 p.m., Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of the giver's choice in his memory.

Bennett, Roberta R.
Roberta R. "Baba" Jennings Bennett - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 6, 2007 - Roberta R. "Baba" Bennett April 26, 1921 - October 2, 2007. Roberta R. "Baba" Bennett was born April 26, 1921 in Pueblo, Colorado to Robert Ray Jennings and Barbara Beach (Ledwith) Jennings. She was married to Robert Bennett until 1959 when she moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado with her three daughters: Sandra Murphy, Vicky Brown, and Roberta "Bobbi" Harris. It was in 1960 when Roberta built her house in Cascade, Colorado. Being one of the first, single women to receive a mortgage loan in Colorado Springs, her family is still amazed by her determination and grit. For over 20 years, Roberta enjoyed working as Santa's office manager in his "Workshop" at the North Pole. On October 2, 2007, our Baba left this earth at the age of 86 with her loving family by her side: her children, Vicky and Dave Brown and Bobbi and Tom Harris, her grandchildren, Shawna Rae and Nick Abbey and Tommy and Becky Harris, and her great grandchildren, William and Jackson Abbey. She was preceded in death by her baby brother, Bob Jennings, her older sister, Katie Lobaugh, and her love of many years, Jim Dudley. Baba will always remain her family's rock and be remembered for her kindness, sense of humor and strength of character. We love you, Baba- "Unforgettable, that's what you are." To cherish her memory, a memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 8th at Swan-Law Mortuary 501 N Cascade Avenue. Please join us in the celebration of our Baba's life. In lieu of flowers, Baba's family asks that contributions be sent to the Colorado Springs Police Department K-9 Unit to purchase K-9 bulletproof vests. Please send donations to the CSPD at 705 South Nevada Avenue, 80903, "Attention: Nancy McCauley" with notation: "In memory of Baba Bennett."

Bennett, Savonia Louise
Savonia Louise Bennett - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2005 - Savonia Louise Bennett, 80, went from labor to reward on Feb. 16, 2005. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Charles "Chuck" (Randi) Bennett and Donna Walker, both of Pueblo; sisters, Ethel (Lenzia) Wilson of Dunsmuir, Calif., and Eula Jensen of Pueblo; grandchildren, Celeste (Eric) Huling of Atlanta, Ga., Jennie Bennett of Phoenix, Ariz., Joe Wilson Jr. and Chet Walker, both of Sacramento, Calif.; and great-grandchildren, Erica Huling, Ashton Huling and Imani Bennett. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles Bennett Sr. on June 5, 1974; parents, James and Senie Cage; brothers, Turner, John and Earner Cage; and sisters, Octavia Brooks and Annie Mae Highland. Savonia was born July 22, 1924, in Downsville, La. She was a hospital dietician and a member of First AME Church. As per her request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The family extends a special thanks to the staff at Sharmar Village and the staff at Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Bennett, Walter E.
Walter E. Bennett - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2003 - Walter E. Bennett, 86, passed away on Nov. 25, 2003. Born on May 13, 1917, to Roy and Gertrude Bennett. Preceded in death by his children, John Admiral and Kathleen A. Bennett; several brothers and sisters. Survived by his wife of 49 years, Zona; children, George (Elaine) Bennett, Virginia (Ed) Crowell, Stella Vaught; six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, four sisters, as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Walter served in World War II and retired from the CF&I after 36 years of service. He will be greatly missed, especially by his grandchildren. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bennett, Warren Milton
Warren Milton Bennett - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 1974 - Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 1974 - Warren Milton Bennett in a local hospital. Brother of James R. Bennett, Kenneth G. Bennett and Mrs. Irene Wilbur, all of Sacramento, Calif. Born March 21, 1924, in Colorado Springs, living there until coming to Pueblo in 1968. Preceded in death by his father, James Bennett in 1962 and his mother, Irene Bennett in 1974. Services 1:30 p.m. Friday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with Chaplain Dan G. Saul officiating. To Mountain View.

Bennett, Willard Miles
Willard "Bill" Miles Bennett - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 1998 - Willard "Bill" Miles Bennett, 81, of Pueblo West, died Aug. 12 at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Pueblo. A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army during a 27-year military career, which included tours of duty in Germany, Korea and England. His last tour of duty was as a CBR Sergeant at Fort Carson. He was born Jan. 4, 1917, in Burr Oak, Mich. Stationed in England, he met and married Rachel Utley on July 25, 1946, in Painton, Devon, before returning to the United States in 1947 at Panama City (Fla.) Air Force Base. He was a member of the DAV. He is survived by his wife- a son, Darwin of Pueblo- two daughters, Rachel Dismuke of Pueblo and Kim Johansen of Phoenix- six grandchildren, Becky Snook of Whitehall, Mich., Donald of Muskegon, Mich. Bry Esch of Phoenix, Michael and Brian Dismuke and Teresa Staub, all of Pueblo- 10 great-grandchildren- and loved family friends, Pam and John Rumble of Petersberg, England. Services are Monday at 11 a.m. with a military funeral at Fort Lyon Cemetery near La Junta. No flowers. Friends and relatives are invited for refreshments at 130 Encino in El Camino at 2 p.m. following the service.

Benning, Louise Kaylor
Louise Kaylor Benning - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1998 - Allnutt Funeral Service Greeley, Colo. Louise Kaylor Benning, formerly of 2829 Withers Street, Pueblo, Colo. Born Oct. 11, 1907, to H.H. and Annan (Bishopburger) Kaylor in Denver, Colo. Died Nov. 23, 1998, at University Park Care Center, Pueblo, Colo. She attended schools in Denver and graduated from the Colorado State Normal School (University of Northern Colorado). After graduation she taught at schools in the Eaton and Ault areas. She was married Sept. 17, 1938, to Oliver Benning. They owned a ranch for a time, then returned to Pueblo. She was employed as a dietician at the State Hospital until her retirement. She is survived by a son, Mark Benning of Pueblo- a daughter, Mrs. Carol Fertig of Wheatland, Wyo.- several grandchildren- and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, and a sister, Eva England of Denver. Burial will be in the Kaylor family plot (her mother's family) in Crown Hill Cemetery in Denver, Colo., at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Memorial funds may be contributed to the Alzheimer's Research Fund or the charity of your choice in care of Macy Chapel, 702 13th St., Greeley, Colo. 80631.

Beno, John Richardson
Rev. John Richardson Beno - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 2000 - Rev. John Richardson Beno, age 69, passed away Dec. 5, 2000, in Pueblo, Colo. Rev. Beno is survived by his brother, George S. (Elizabeth) Beno Jr., and his sister, Ann (Richard) Beno Skrei. He is also survived by nieces, Julie (Wayne) Beno Simpson, Janet (Luke) Osteen and Sandra (Randy) Skrei Mock; nephews, Paul (Nancy) Skrei and Steve (Sue) Skrei; great-nieces, Jennifer, Lori, Kristen and Emily; and great-nephews, Alex, Zachary, Daniel and Kyle; special friend, Eileen Krasovec-Perez, as well as numerous other extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, George S. and Fern Beno. Rev. Beno was well known for his quick wit and enthusiasm and was a very caring man. He will be missed by all who knew him. Visitation, Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Vesper service Friday, 7:30 p.m., and Resurrection Mass Saturday, 1 p.m., (Please note change in time of Mass), Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Diocese of Pueblo or the USC Foundation/John R. Beno Scholarship Fund, in his memory in care of the funeral home office.

Benofsky, Barbara May
Barbara May "Bombie" Benofsky - South Whidbey Record - April 13, 2005 - Langley, WA - Barbara May "Bombie" Benofsky, 89, died peacefully April 8, 2005, with loving family members at her bedside. She was born Sept. 24, 1915, to Percy Henderson and May Weir Henderson in Aguilar, Colo. She had one sister, Thelma Elizabeth, born Feb. 4, 1911. Barbara and her family moved to Selby, Calif., in 1917 and then to Oakland, Calif., in 1925. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1932 and Cosmetology School in 1934. She met Rick Benofsky in 1933 at a YWCA Friday youth night. They were married June 30, 1940. In 1945, Barbara and Rick adopted their only children, 4-month-old twins Richard and Diana (DeeDee). About a year later they moved to Lafayette, Calif., where they raised the children. She enjoyed her flower garden, music of all kinds and handwork. Through the years she blessed her family and friends with many gifts of her handwork treasures. She spent many enjoyable hours crocheting, knitting and counted cross stitch. Barbara moved to Whidbey Island in 1984 to be near her family. At that time, she also became a part of the Langley Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. The joy of her life was her children, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. Her welcome little apartment in Langley (which she called her little "hogan") soon became the local hangout for family and friends. There, we could always find an abundance of love, smiles, warmth, treats and toys. She was the beloved and devoted mother of Richard Benofsky of Weaverville, Calif., and Diana (DeeDee) Ross of Langley; grandmother of Chrissy (Ryan) O'Keefe of Langley, Debbie (Forrest) Hughes of Langley, Steve (DeAnn) Ross of Vancouver and Audra Homitz of Weaverville, Calif.; great-grandmother of Kramer, Kendra and Gavin O'Keefe, Leah, Mitchell, Janae and Jared Hughes, Levi Ross, Mary and James Homitz and Terrill Nelson. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Rick Benofsky, in 1969; her sister Thelma in 1975; her first grandchild Sondra Ross Brewer, her husband Phil Brewer, and daughters Elisse and Marisa, who were all killed in an airplane accident in November 2000. A memorial service is planned to celebrate Barbara's life at 3 p.m. April 21 at the Langley Christian and Missionary Alliance Church at Sixth and Cascade. Memorial gifts in honor of Barbara may be made to the Langley CMA Church preschool, P.O. Box 322, Langley, WA 98260 which she supported with her love and prayers for more than 20 years.

Bensenberg, Vernon E.
Vernon E. Bensenberg - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2001 - Vernon E. Bensenberg, 80, passed away Dec. 14, 2001. At his request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. [No additional information available.]

Bensik, Elva Ruth
Elva Ruth Bensik - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2005 - Elva Ruth Bensik, loving wife, mother and grandmother, born Feb. 9, 1935, passed away at her home on July 25, 2005. Survived by her husband, Frank; sons, Rick (Lucy), Ronald (Theresa) and Michael (Mary) Bensik; and daughters, Connie (Russ) Abram, Rose (Frank) Javornik and Nancy Bensik. Also survived by her sisters, Bernice Haney and Zelma Yalotz; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. At her request, cremation, with a memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in Elva's memory.

Bensik, Esther
Esther Bensik - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 1999 - Esther Bensik, 73, passed away May 5, 1999. Survived by her children, Barbara Bensik, Davenport, Wash., Bruce (Cheryl) Bensik, Pueblo West, and Bonnie(Floyd) Warwick, also of Davenport, Wash. Also survived by seven grandchildren- seven great-grandchildren- daughter-in-law, Donna Bensik, Las Vegas, Nev. - and sisters, Clara, Thelma, Betty and Ruth. Preceded in death by her husband, George Bensik- son, George Eric Bensik- brother, Ralph- and sister, Lillian. Mrs. Bensik was an avid real estate salesperson in the Pueblo area during the 1960's. She enjoyed collecting and selling antiques. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Vigil service, Saturday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel.

Bensko, Elizabeth
Elizabeth "Betty" Bensko - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2002 - Elizabeth "Betty" Bensko, 96, of Pueblo, passed away March 27, 2002. She was born July 27, 1905, in Pueblo, to the union of George Tucker and Anna Tomko who preceded her in death along with her loving husband of 77 years, Steve Bensko; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Anne Bensko; sister and brother-in-law, Alma and Earl Abernathy; brother, George Tucker; and brother-in-law, Edwin Eversole. Elizabeth is survived by her children, Arthur (Marcella) Bensko of Lindale, Texas, Dale (Julie) Bensko of Lake Arrow Head, Calif., Joyce (Robert) Spinuzzi of Pueblo, Joan (David) Mihalick of Pueblo; sister, Dorothea Eversole of Pueblo; brother-in-law, Andy (Josephine) Bensko of Connecticut; 30 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Elizabeth was a devoted wife and mother who took great pride in her home and family. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Elizabeth will lie in state at Imperial Funeral Home on Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Funeral Mass, Monday, April 1, at Holy Family Church with the Rev. Anthony Wojcinski officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial donations may be made to SRDA-Meals on Wheels, 230 N. Union, Pueblo, Colo., 81003, in her memory. Relatives and friends will be received at Holy Family Parish Hall following the services.

Bensko, Stephen J.
Stephen J. Bensko - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 1999 - Stephen J. Bensko, born June 1, 1901, went to his eternal reward June 29,1999 . Survived by his loving wife and companion of 77 years, Elizabeth Bensko-children, Arthur (Marcella) Bensko of Lindale, Texas, Dale (Julie) Bensko of Pasadena, Calif., Joyce (Robert) Spinuzzi, Pueblo, Joan (David) Mihalick, Pueblo. He is also survived by one brother, Andy (Josephine) Bensko, Connecticut- sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Dorothy (Edwin) Eversole, Pueblo. Mr. Bensko was also the proud grandfather of 30 grandchildren- 50great-grandchildren- and six great-great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his beloved son, Robert Bensko- and daughter-in-law, Anne Bensko- as well as his parents and eight brothers and sisters. Mr. Bensko was self-employed as a refrigerator and small appliance repairman (Steve and Sons Refrigerator Repair) for many years. He was a loving and concerned husband, father, and grandfather, who loved to fish in the mountains of Colorado, and he enjoyed sharing his fishing trips with his children and grandchildren. He will be remembered fondly for telling ghost stories. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Mr. Bensko will lie in state at Imperial Funeral Home. Services will be held at Shrine of St. Therese on Friday, July 2, 1999, at 10 a.m. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers and food, memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels (SRDA) 230 N. Union, Pueblo, Colo., 81003, or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Pl., Pueblo, Colo., 81004, in his memory.

Benson, J. Warren
J. Warren Benson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1971 - J. Warren Benson, Nov. 25, 1971 at a local hospital after a long illness. Husband of Grace P. Benson of the family home, 425 W. 12th. Brother of Mrs. Nell Hildebrand, Chicago, Ill., and Miss Iva Benson, Emporia, Kan. Member of South Pueblo Lodge 31, AF&AM; Rocky Mountain Consistory 2 and El Jebel Shrine Temple, both in Denver; Pueblo Chapter 7, OES, and B of LF&E 59. Life member of Denver Rio 357 Club and Rio Grande Veterans. Born Jan. 15, 1900 in Kansas. Pueblo resident from 1922 until moving to Denver in 1942, returning to Pueblo in 1967. Employe of the Rio Grande Railroad from 1922 until retiring in 1956 as a locomotive engineer. Mr. and Mrs. Benson were married Aug. 15, 1939. Services 1:30 P.M. Saturday, Davis Memorial Chapel. Masonic rites at Mountain View. The body will lie in state until time of service.

Benson, Lottie
Lottie Benson - Huerfano World - October 27, 1994 - Lottie Benson , 88, of Walsenburg, died Oct. 18, 1994 at her home. Mrs. Benson was a resident of the city for 23 years, moving here from Redwing where she retired as postmaster after 30 years of service. She was a member of the Huerfano Medical Center Auxiliary and River Roundup Home Demonstration Club. Survivors include her two sons Fred Benson, La Veta and Harold Benson, Los Lunas, NM; two daughters, Phyllis Barks, Joplin, MO, and Wanda Waggoner, Pueblo; a brother, John Ulsh, Westcliffe; and eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Hazel Bowen of Walsenburg. Funeral service was Friday from the First Baptist Church in Walsenburg. Burial was in Upper Huerfano-Gardner Cemetery.

Benson, Oren
Oren "Shorty" Benson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 1986 - Oren "Shorty" Benson, Gardner. Husband of Ethel Benson. Father of James Robert Benson, Saguache. Brother of Elmer (Eva) Benson, Bandon, Ore. Also survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, including Lottie Benson, Walsenburg, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday at Gardner Methodist Church, the Rev. Jess Babbs and the Rev. William Flanery officiating. Interment Huerfano-Gardner Cemetery. Huerfano World - March 16, 1989 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Oren Benson, gone three years this March 14th. - Sentiment - Sadly missed by his wife and son, Ethel and James, brother, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and family.

Benson, Virginia Elizabeth
Virginia Elizabeth Benson - Colorado Springs Gazette - December 6, 2006 - Virginia Elizabeth Benson of Colorado Springs passed away at home December 1, 2006. She was born in Stillwater Oklahoma on March 25, 1919 to Robert and Bina Jarrell. She came to Pueblo Colorado in 1935 and made her home with an aunt and uncle and graduated from Centennial High School. After graduating from Pueblo College she went to work for New York Life Insurance Company. Virginia was a past president of her PEO Chapter, past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star in Pueblo and a member of the Heritage China Painters Club. In addition Virginia enjoyed many volunteer hours at First Lutheran Church. On November 24, 1946 Virginia married Raymond Benson in Pueblo Colorado. During their marriage they lived in Denver and later settled in Colorado Springs. Raymond preceded her in death in 1984. She is survived by her daughter LouAnne of Colorado Springs, a brother Ford Jarrell of Tulsa Oklahoma and numerous cousins. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Robert Jr. and William. Memorial Service will be Thursday December 7th at 11:00 and First Lutheran Church 1515 North Cascade Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Graveside service will take place at Mountain View Cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado at 2:30 PM following the memorial service. There will not be visitation. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church in Virginia's name or to the Shriners' Crippled Children Fund or to the charity of ones choice.

Bent, Ethel Lumira
Ethel Lumira Bent - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2004 - Ethel Lumira Bent , born Sept. 27, 1913 in Castle Rock, Colo., died June 16, 2004 in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband of 56 years David Clarence Achatz-Bent; parents, Clinton Arthur and Laura Elizabeth Bent and sister Bessie. Survived by her son David A. Bent and his wife Janet; daughter, Faith E. Bent; sister Margaret O. Jorgensen; nieces, Carol Andersen and Lynn Fullington; great-niece Julie and great-nephew Jon; brothers-in-law James and John Achatz and dear friend of her last years Albertina Espinoza. Mrs. Bent attended Colorado Womans College, Colorado Teachers College and Colorado A&M, receiving her Bachelor Degree in Education. She did graduate work at Adams State College, Illinois State Normal University and the University of Denver. After teaching in Wyoming, Kansas, La Veta and Hooper she came to Pueblo to teach in 1946. She taught here for 36 years as an elementary and middle school librarian and classroom teacher, at Bessemer, Thatcher, Keating and Bradford schools. After retiring she and David enjoyed traveling and their home and gardens. She took great joy in reading her books and loving her pets. She felt her legacy to be the accomplishments and successes of the many, many students that she had in 50 classroom years of teaching. She will be missed for her charming, loving, gentle and caring ways, by those who loved her. At her request cremation and a private family gathering.

Bent, William
Colonel William Bent – Golden Colorado Transcript – June 2, 1869 – The Chieftain announces the death of Col. William Bent, at his residence on the Las Animas, in Pueblo County, on Wednesday, the 19th ult. He was one of a family famous in the annals of the West. The name of Bent is familiarly associated with the names of Carson, St. Vrain, Vasques, and other prominent pioneers. Col. Bent has spent nearly forty years of his eventful life in the Rocky Mountain region. He had scarcely arrived at the age of manhood before his life of adventure began, and from that early period of his life until the present time his home has been in the far west. He was about 59 years of age.

Bentley, Charity
Mrs. Charity Bentley - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 1933 - Funeral services for Mrs. Charity Bentley will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from St. Paul A. M. E. church with Rev. R. W. Wisner, assisted by Rev. Edwards, officiating. Interment, Mountain View cemetery.

Benton, Marlene Phelps
Marlene Phelps Benton - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 1999 - Marlene Phelps Benton, 65, of Pueblo, died Dec. 21, 1999. Survived by her husband, Dr. Johnny Benton; daughters, Bleue Benton and Mingo Benton Williamson; sister, Jean Phelps Harris; grandson, John Robert Williamson. Memorial service will be private.

Benzmiller, James Albert
Dr. James Albert "Doc" Benzmiller - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2004 - Dr. James Albert "Doc" Benzmiller, Canon City. Doc died Thursday, May 27, 2004, just two days short of his 70th birthday. Doc was born May 29, 1934, in Madison, Wis. Doc put himself through medical school in Madison by joining the military and working at a delicatessen, from whence we can only surmise came his love of all good things edible. As a resident pathologist, he married the love of his life, Rita M. Wolff, in Duluth, Minn., on January 12, 1963. Doc's army obligations transferred him to Fort Carson in 1964. Upon conclusion of his service he became a practicing pathologist at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo which eventually led to his establishment as the pathologist for St. Thomas More in Canon City. The Benzmillers moved to Canon in 1973 and established residence in the Gibson mansion where Doc and Rita have lived ever since. Doc's home was, for many years, a whirlwind of activity. Doc and Rita opened their home to students of both Holy Cross Abbey and St. Scholastica. Doc was a passionate professional, developing the lab at St. Thomas More from one room in 1973 to the multi-room, fully-equipped lab it remains today. Jim was a generous man, helping financially wherever he could, and was always there to lend moral support and a steady shoulder to anyone struggling to bear their troubles. Whenever he could, he donated the gift of his wonderful singing voice to churches and funeral homes. Doc is survived by his wife, Rita; mother, Ethel; and brother, Joe. Doc's children are: daughter, Mary Theresa Sheehy, and her husband, Stephen, their son, Stephen James; Doc's sons, Gregory James, and his wife Nancy; son, Philip Gerard; and son, James Albert Jr., and his wife, Tracy, and children, Sonya, Elizabeth and Vincent. Finally, Doc is survived by his larger family of numerous friends. He loved all of you very much. A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at Holt Family Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father Ignatius Smith OSB as celebrant. Interment will follow at Mountain Vale Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations be made to Edgewood High School in Madison, Wis., 2219 Monroe Street, Madison, WI, 53711, in Dr. James Benzmiller Sr.'s, name so that less fortunate students might have the opportunity to enjoy the same excellent education given to Jim.

Benzowosay, Conrad
Conrad Benzowosay - Yampa Leader - October 28, 1910 - Conrad Benzowosay was killed in the mine at Hastings, near Trinidad Friday, by a fall of rock.

Berardi, Angie V.
Angie V. Berardi - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 1999 - Angie V. Berardi, born March 24, 1902, went to be with the Lord Jan. 3, 1999. She was born in Pastonia, Italy, and resided in Pueblo for the past 65 years. She is survived by three sisters, Nellie Johnston of California, Ida Mae Chance of Arizona and Frances Connors of California- and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She dedicated her life to many clubs- 50-year member of Pueblo Aerie Eagles No. 145, member of the Drill Team, World War I Auxiliary, past president of the Navy Mothers, past president of the White Rose" Ladies Auxiliary of the UTU No. 431, member of the Friendly 20 Card Club and a member of the Pythion Sisters. Angie was the most giving, special sister, aunt and friend to all. There are not enough words to express all her special traits. She gave not only monetarily, but of herself. We will miss her more than words can say. She is with the Lord and happy, no more pain. God bless this wonderful, Special Lady." Family to greet friends during visitation from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the mortuary. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, St. Patrick Church. Interment, Union Highlands Cemetery, Florence, Colo. The family respectfully requests that donations be made in memory of Angie Berardi to the El Pueblo Boys & Girls Ranch, 1591 Taos Ave., Pueblo, Colo. 81006.

Berckefeldt, Anna Mae
Anna Mae Berckefeldt - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2004 - Anna Mae Berckefeldt, born Dec. 28, 1918, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, William "Bill" Berckefeldt in 2001; and daughter, Lorna Ruth in 1947; also one brother and two sisters. Survived by daughters, Anna Carol (John) Marks and Sharon (Raymond) Cetin; grandchildren, Bill (Jody) Hugley, Bob Hugley, Diana Hugley, Kerie Cetin, Terry McCormack (Jeff) and Dickie (Ron) Pachek; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Verna Hook from California. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers and sister-in-law and other relatives. Anna Mae especially enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren. Anna Mae worked for St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, retiring in 1977. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2004, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Friday morning, March 26, Temple Baptist Church. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Baptist Church through the funeral home.

Berckefeldt, Paul
Paul Berckefeldt - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2004 - Paul Berckefeldt, 85, born Nov. 2, 1919, passed away Nov. 13, 2004. Survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Marie Berckefeldt; son, Denis (Terry Brown) Berckefeldt; and daughter, Rebecca (Bob) Wilfinger. Grandfather of Sarah (Justin) Daniels and Jennifer Jones. Also survived by his brother, Raymond Berckefeldt; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Berckefeldt; parents, Ernst and Elizabeth Von Berckefeldt; and 12 siblings. Paul served proudly in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in Korea from 1942 to 1961. He was a lifetime member of the DAV, TREA, VFW, the American Legion and Fleet Reserve. At his request, cremation with no viewing. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Friday, American Legion Post 2 at Ninth and West streets. Inurnment at Fort Logan National Cemetery at a later date.

Berckefeldt, William
William "Bill" Berckefeldt - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2001 - William "Bill" Berckefeldt, 85, passed away April 26, 2001, at a local hospital. Born in Summers, Ark., on Aug. 18, 1915. Preceded in death by his daughter, Lorna Ruth, six brothers and three sisters. Survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Anna Mae; daughters, Anna Carol (John) Marks, Sharon (Raymond) Cetin; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Also survived by sister and brothers, Alma Fortner of Fredonia, Kan., Paul (Marie) of Pueblo, Gene and Raymond of California; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bill retired from the CF&I in 1977, after 41 years of service as an electrician. Please Note Change In Service Time.

Berdar, Joseph
Joseph Berdar - Huerfano World - February 14, 1991 - Joseph "Joe" Berdar, 76, died February 9, 1991, in Walsenburg. Born September 28, 1914 in Walsenburg, he spent his youth in Wyoming and Montana graduating from school in Harlowton, MT. He was a brick mason by trade in Montana before entering the Army during WWII. He served from 1940 to 1945 in the 3784th QM Truck Company in the Philippines and New Guinea. After his discharge from the Army he came back to Walsenburg where he had lived since. He had worked for the Star Drug Store for over 15 years, until his retirement in 1984. Survivors include his wife, Nola, Walsenburg; two daughters, Carolyn Widdcomb, Missoula, MT; and Patricia Walrod, Anaconda, MT; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a nephew. Funeral service was Wednesday from J. M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in South St. Mary Cemetery. J. M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Berdar, Nola
Nola McLeod Hruska Berdar - Huerfano World - August 27, 1992 - Nola McLeod Hruska Berdar, 74, of Missoula, MT, died Aug. 24, 1992 at her home after a lengthy illness. Born Jan. 22, 1918, in McAllister, OK, she graduated from Haileyville, OK, High School in 1935. She attended St. Anthony School of Nursing and was in the Army Nursing Corps. She was honorably discharged as a second lieutenant in 1946. She married Robert E. Hruska on Mar. 4, 1946 and lived in west central Montana until his death in 1968. She moved to Walsenburg in 1971 and married Joe Berdar. After his death last year, she moved to Missoula to live with her family. Survivors include two daughters, Pat Walrod, Anaconda, MT, and Carolyn Widdicombe, Missoula; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Cremation.

Berens, Anna Melinda
Anna Melinda Berens - Pueblo Chieftain - October 6, 1955 - Anna Melinda Berens, 1201 Court, a Pueblo resident 30 years, died at a local hospital Wednesday following four months of illness. Sacred Heart Cathedral parish member. Widow of the late Charles J. Berens, who died April 21, 1940. Survived by two sons, Charles M. Berens, Pueblo, and Walter E. Berens, Denver, and five grandchildren, Charles W. Berens, Denver, Mrs. Beverly A. DeWolf, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Misses Kay, Patricia and Cheryl Berens, all of Pueblo. Rosary recitation 7:30 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Requiem Mass at 9 a.m. Friday at the church. To Gate of Heaven section, Roselawn. The body will lie in state in our Chapel of Memory until the hour of service. Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1955 - Card of Thanks - We wish to express our sincere thanks to all friends and neighbors for the many acts of kindness shown during the illness and at the time of death of our dear mother, Mrs. Anna Berens. Especially do we thank the wonderful nurses at Parkview Episcopal Hospital, Dr. Woodbridge, Dr. Shaw and Dr. Van Camp and Father Gallagher and Father Dall for their attention and care during her illness. The spiritual bouquets, floral offerings and food gifts were deeply appreciated. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Berens and family; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Berens and family.

Berens, Annette Irene
Annette Irene Berens - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 1986 - Annette Irene Berens was born Sept. 29, 1915, and died Oct. 29, 1986. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery.

Berens, Conjet
Conjet "Connie" Berens - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 1997 - Conjet "Connie" Berens passed away Oct. 16, 1997. Preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Berens. Survived by her children, Gene (Denise) Berens, Rita (Bob) Hoebel, Helen (Gary) Smith and Donald (Donisa) Berens- sisters-in-law, Sylvia Spinuzzi and Flora Spinuzzi- and niece, Stephie Taullie. Grandmother of Kristin (Norman) Walsh, Michelle Spears, Holly (Travis) Hevelone, Jamie (Dean) Cook, Gherri Smith, Amber Hoebel, Christopher Hoebel, Benjamin Berens, Jacob Berens, Jonathan Ray, Joseph Berens and Jessica Berens, and great-granddaughter, Michaela Cook. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary, Monday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. Family may be contacted at the family home.

Beres, William S.
William S. "Bill" Beres - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 1999 - William S. "Bill" Beres, 74, of Pueblo, went to be present with the Lord June21, 1999. Survived by his wife, Irene Beres- sons, Bill (Sandy) Beres Jr. of Indiana, Bob Beres of Pueblo, Don (Pat) Jarrett of Loveland- grandchildren, Tasya, Ian, and Tonya Beres, Scott, Todd, and Don Jarrett-great-grandchildren, Andrew, Anthony, Allysia, Zachary, Nicholas, David Jarrett, Alex Nimmo- sisters, Helen Williamson of Cortez, Vera Mae Brackin of Pueblo, Lillian Peitz of Pueblo- numerous nieces and nephews. Retired from C&W Railroad as a chief clerk with 42 years of service. William was also a member of BPOE 90 and Good Sam Club. , 10 a.m. Friday, First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford, Pueblo. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene in his memory.

Berg, Alys L.
Alys L. Berg - Pueblo Chieftain - June 05, 2000 - Alys L. Berg, 84, went to be with the Lord on June 2, 2000, in Pueblo, Colo. Alys was born on April 3, 1916, in Colorado to Louis and Ada Parker, who preceded her. Survived by her son, David Berg of Pueblo, Colo.; granddaughter, Terri Mravich; grandson, Steve Eller; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Berg; daughter, Kathy Simpson; four sisters; and three brothers. Alys was executive director for YWCA for 15 years. She was also organist for Faith Methodist and Adriance Churches, and Eagles Auxiliary pianist. Graveside inurnment, Wednesday, June 7, at 10 a.m., Singing Towers Garden at the Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Berg, Oscar
Oscar Berg – Telluride Daily Journal – August 8, 1902 – Horrible Coal Mine Explosion – Gas and Powder Explode in Mine Number Three at Town of Bowen, Near Trinidad – Thirteen Bodies Recovered – Note: Oscar Berg is listed among the dead of the Bowen Mine disaster, August 7, 1902. Oscar Berg: American, age 23, single. He was a "drill helper" for the Union Coal Company; cause of death was an explosion. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/bowen.html for in depth coverage of this disaster. Note: Newspaper articles also list this man as Arthur Berg and Oscar Burg.

Bergamo, Charles Fred
Charles Fred Bergamo – Los Angeles Times - May 12, 2002 – Charles Bergamo was born in Walsenburg, CO, Nov. 1, 1919., and passed away at home in Woodland Hills on May 2, 2002. Charlie is survived by his loving and devoted wife Mary; sister Josephine Marchiori of Colorado; sister-in-law Rose Bergamo and nephew Al Bergamo of Indian Wells, CA; nephews Larry (Sheri) Bergamo of Lebec, CA; Charles Bergamo of Texas; nieces Meda Mae (Arthur) Antonioni;; Rosalie O'Donoghue of Denver CO; Carol Brookins of Lake Oswego, OR; brother-in-law Domenick (Yolanda) Sampo of Canoga Park; uncle of Jane (Sergio) Hernandez of Port Hueneme, CA; his faithful dogs Noel and Bruna. An avid golfer, member of Woodland Hills Country Club. Charlie also enjoyed gardening and was an artist with stained glass creations. Memorial mass to be held Tuesday, May 14, 2002, 10:20 a.m. at St. Mel Catholic Church, 20870 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA.

Bergamo, Florence
Florence Bergamo - Huerfano World - December 11, 2003 - Death, Florence Bergamo, 90, of Walsenburg. At her request, cremation and a graveside service at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2003 at the Masonic Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Katherine and Clarence Scholes; husband, Joe Bergamo; and brothers, Clarence, Lawrence and Edward. Survived by cousins and great nieces.

Bergamo, Ida
Ida Bergamo - Huerfano World - June 26, 1980 - Ida Bergamo, 91, of Walsenburg, died Monday, June 23, 1980, at Huerfano Memorial Hospital. She had been in failing health for several weeks. Born Adelide Carradini in Starkville Jan. 1, 1889, she moved with her family to La Veta where she attended school, later moved to Malacite, then to Walsenburg in 1923 with her husband, Joe Bergamo. They operated the Loma Park Dairy for several years. Mr. Bergamo died in 1966 while they were living in San Fernando, CA. For the last nine years Mrs. Bergamo had made her home with her daughter in Walsenburg. Mrs. Bergamo was a member of St. Mary Church. Mrs. Bergamo is survived by her daughter, Josephine Marchiori, Walsenburg; three sons William Bergamo, Los Angeles, CA, Harry Bergamo, Van Nuys, CA, and Charlie Bergamo, Woodland Hills CA; one brother, Sam Carradini, also of California; five grandchildren, and four great-children, nieces and nephews. Scripture rosary was recited Tuesday evening at St. Mary Church. Funeral service and burial were in San Fernando, CA. Furphy Lawson Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Bergamo, Jetta
Jetta Bergamo - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - December 28, 2004 - Jetta Bergamo, 89, of Trinidad, Colorado died Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, CO. She was born in Cokedale, CO on May 2, 1915. She was a lifetime resident of Trinidad. Her younger years were spent volunteering for numerous civic organizations. She was a member of Eastern Star and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. She was a longtime member of the First Christian Church of Trinidad. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Bergamo. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Donna (Bergamo) and Gene Gillespie; one grandson, Christopher Gillispie; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Frank and Flora Bergamo; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. The family of Jetta Bergamo has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Bergamo, Victoria A.
Victoria A. Bergamo - Huerfano World - July 25, 1991 - Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday from St. Anthony's Church in Aguilar for Victoria A. Bergamo of Pueblo. She was found dead in her mobile home in Pueblo Wednesday, July 17, 1991. Death was due to natural causes. Born Feb. 2, 1921 in Pryor, she attended school in Barela and Gulnare and graduated from Aguilar High School in 1938. She moved to Pagosa Springs and later to Phoenix, AZ, where she was bookkeeper for Arena-Norton, a large agricultural firm. After many years, she moved to San Mateo, CA, and continued bookkeeping for several firms. In 1988, she moved to Pueblo to care for her sister, Mary Jo Bergamo and for the past two years did work for AARP. Survivors include a sister, Esther Pighetti, a brother, Frank Bergamo, a niece and nephews. Burial was in Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Bergemann, Monna Marie
Monna Marie Bergemann - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 1998 - Monna Marie Bergemann, born July 30, 1941, passed away July 29, 1998. Survived by her husband, James Jim" Bergemann- son, Allen (Lynne) Bergemann, Denver- daughters, Kathleen (Frank) Petkosek, Beulah, and Kristine (Charles) Swope, Fowler- grandchildren, Meagan, Suzanne, and Frankie Petkosek, Todd, Shawn and Hannah Swope- sister, Debra Parmenter, Durango- brother, John (Jack) Neelan, Pueblo- mother, Elaine Neelan- mother and father-in-law, Walter Pat" and Bernice Bergemann- and many other relatives and friends also survive. Preceded in death by her father, Michael Mickey" Neelan- and brother, Richard. Monna was involved in various charities, always giving herself to others. She was a successful business woman who was active in many local organizations in the Beulah Valley. A devoted wife, mother, sister and daughter who always valued family above anything else in life. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Monday, both services at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Beulah. Interment, Beulah Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the interment at the family home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, the Beulah Volunteer Ambulance or Beulah Volunteer Fire Department in her memory.

Berger, Bette June
Bette June (Sasser) Berger - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - April 28, 2003 - Bette June (Sasser) Berger, age 76, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on April 23, 2003. She was born in Trinidad on June 30, 1926 to Emery Lee Sasser, Sr. and Thelma Ann (Hawkins) Sasser, who were homesteaded in northern New Mexico before moving to California. Bette graduated from high school in Tracy, California and began her working career as an executive secretary/bookkeeper. She met William "Bill" Berger, also born and raised in Trinidad, in California where they were united in marriage on March 7, 1953. Bette and Bill returned to Trinidad in 1972, where she continued her career working for area businesses and later owned and operated the Spinning Wheel. Bette was a member of the Las Animas County Cowbelles, Colorado Cattle Women, the Eastern Star and the Trinidad Elkettes. Bette is survived by her brothers, Emery Lee (Carole Helene) Sasser, Jr. and Kenneth Larry Sasser, nephews Galen, Michael, George, Steven, Ronald, and Timothy Sasser, niece Loreeze Ann Sasser, nephew James (Sandra) Berger and numerous relatives and friends. Her parents, Emery and Thelma, and husband, Bill, preceded her in death. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 30 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dave Cook officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Stonewall Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Stonewall Community Church c/o Dick Owens, 5081 Hwy. 12, Weston, CO 81091 or the Jim Cummings Scholarship Fund c/o Vonnie Cummings, 10537 CR 107.7, Trinchera, CO 81081. Arrangements for Bette are under the direction of the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Berger, William
William "Bill" Berger - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 1986 - William "Bill" Berger, 60, died March 20,1986. Married to Bertha Svendson, April 10, 1949 in Minnot, N.D. Survived by wife; two daughters, Mrs. Ron (Emily) Henry, Mrs. Robert (Wanda) Smith, both of Las Animas; son, Wesley Berger of Gunnison; one brother, Charles R. Berger of Canon City three sisters, Mrs. Sam (Bernice) Hilderbrand of Ellinwood, Kan., Mrs. Ed (Rosealie) Cruickshank, Denver, Mrs. Roger (Gloria) Waren of Great Bend, Kan. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Las Animas Presbyterian Church, with interment in Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Bergethon, Florence E.
Florence E. Bergethon - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2006 - Florence E. Bergethon, 91, formerly of Champaign, Ill., passed away March 11, 2006. Survived by her son, Erik "Rik" (Karen) Bergethon, Pueblo; and grandson, Kriss Bergethon, Denver. Cremation with inurnment at Mt. Hope Mausoleum in Champaign, Ill. In lieu of food and flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice in her memory.

Bergevin, Edward
Edward Bergevin - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2005 - Edward Bergevin, 78, was born on Sept. 20, 1926, and passed away May 10, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edna and Fred Bergevin; and son-in-law, Douglas Pimlott. He is survived by his three daughters, Kathleen (Bill) Bodford of Memphis, Tenn., Karen (Dr. William) Hurley of Olympia, Wash., and Mary (Demare) Gil of Roanoke, Va.; grandchildren, Brianna (Brad) Eldred, Katie and Ian Bodford, Erin, Amber and Alex Hurley, Ryan and Ashley Pimlott and Mariah Gil; great-granddaughter, Harper Eldred; former wife and close friend, Leona Bergevin; brother, Louis (Beth) Bergevin. Ed served in World War II aboard the USS North Carolina. He worked for Southern Colorado Power Co. from 1951 to retirement, where he was known for his creative mechanical inventions, which greatly aided in job efficiency. Ed had a life-long love of the water, and enjoyed boating and fishing. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2005, at the Pueblo Regent Retirement Residence, 100 San Carlos Road.

Bergin, Catherine
Mrs. Catherine Bergin - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 1930 - Mrs. Catherine Bergin, 73 years old, died at midnight Tuesday night at the family home, 517 West Twelfth Street. She came from Hamilton, Ohio, in 1875, having been born in Wapakoneta, county, Jan. 6, 1856. She was a member of the L. C. B. A., the War Mothers, Catholic Daughters of America and Sacred Heart church. She is survived by her husband, John Bergin, a daughter, Miss Florence Bergin, two sons, the Rev. John F. Bergin, S. J., of Regis College, Denver and Capt. William E. Bergin of the U. S. army of Washington, D. C., and a sister, Mrs. Matilda Spencer, Long Beach, Calif. The body is being cared for by T. G. McCarthy and Sons, Inc. Funeral announcement later. Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 1930 - The funeral of Mrs. Catherine Bergin, beloved wife of John Bergin, will be held Friday morning at 8:30 from the late residence 517 West Twelfth street and at 9 from Sacred Heart church. Interment on the family lot in Roselawn. Rosary services will be held this Thursday evening at 8 o'clock at the family home. Catholic daughters, K. of C. L. B. A. and friends will attend. Arrangements in charge to T. G. McCarthy & Sons, Inc.

Bergin, Jeffrey David
Jeffrey David Bergin - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 2001 - Jeffrey David Bergin, age 42. Jeff was born January 10, 1959 passed away unexpectedly on May 5, 2001. He was survived by his wife Debra Bergin. He is the son of Howard and Betty Bergin of Beulah, CO., and Elizabeth (Robert) Lane of Pueblo, CO. Brother Gene (Loretta) Bergin of Beulah; Brother John (Linda) Bergin of Little Rock, Arkansas; Sister Leslie (Tom) Biondollilo of Beulah and Brother Eric (Debbie) Maxwell of Las Vegas, Nevada. Survived by four children and four stepchildren.

Bergquist, Cleo R.
Cleo R. Bergquist - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 1986 - Cleo R. Bergquist, 69, Colorado City, passed away unexpectedly at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on Oct. 17, 1986. Mr. Bergquist is survived by his wife, Mary Bergquist of the family home. He is also survived by their four children, Richard (Donna) Bergquist of Pueblo, Margaret (William) Farrell of Colorado Springs, Donald (Marilyn) Bergquist of Wisconsin, and Larry (Dawn) Bergquist of Illinois; nine grandchildren; his sister, Maurine Holmberg of Minnesota; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Bergquist was born Aug. 5, 1917, in Minnesota and moved to Colorado City six years ago. He retired as a machine operator from Barber Colman in Rockford, Ill., where he resided for 40 years. He was a member of Colorado Community Church in Colorado City, the Lions Club, and American Association of Retired Persons Club. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 1986, at Colorado Community Church in Colorado City with the Rev. Robert Daniels officiating. Interment, Garden of Devotion, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 2115 Chautard Drive following interment.

Bergren, Elston R.
Elston R. Bergren - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 2001 - Elston R. "Al" Bergren, age 95. In loving memory of Al who began a new adventure Aug.13, 2001. Al was born May 30, 1906 in Lawrence, Kan. He was one of 9 children in a farming family. He graduated high school where he won scholarships in basketball and football. He was unable to take advantage of these opportunities due to the needs of the family and farm. He was a steady and dependable man who at one time owned his own restaurant. He was a great cook. He was also a steelworker on the infamous Narrows Bridge in Washington State. He worked 600 feet in the air on a little swing hanging over the water. That also makes him a courageous man. There were many, many of examples of his courage and strength of character in his daily life. His yard and garden were always the envy of the neighborhood and kept the women canning all summer. We'll all miss the taste of his tomatoes warm from the sun. He was an excellent athlete. He golfed and bowled and in his younger days carried a 215 average. He bowled on the senior league here in Pueblo well into his 80s. Even though he was considered legally blind he still averaged 145. He had a lively sense of humor and loved parties and family get togethers. He laughed the loudest when the joke was on him. He was a super dancer and didn't miss many Saturday nights at the Avalon Ballroom in Seattle where he lived most of his adult life. It was there he was his happiest. He always longed for the beauty of the nature there, the salmon fishing and most of all the taste of fresh Olympia oysters. Wherever you have gone, Dear One, grow us some strawberries and tomatoes. We'll see you soon. Survived and sorely missed by his children: Michelle Michaels, James and Sylvia Bergren; his grandchildren: Renee T., Lawrence Dean (Jany) and James Joseph Lizotte, Deborah and Kimberly Bergren; his great grandchildren: Stephanie Allman, Tara Nicole, Joseph Dean David Elston (his namesake) and his youngest Diego Enrique Lizotte. Our birth is but a sleep and forgetting. Our soul that rises with us is our life's star. Having else where had its setting and coming from grace from afar. Not in entire forgetfulness and not in complete nakedness. But, trailing clouds of glory do we come, from God who is our home.

Bergt, William C.
William C. Bergt – Pueblo Indicator – December 19, 1914 – Insurance Money – Among the long list of death payments made by the western fraternity of Woodmen of the World by its November assessments were the following in Pueblo: Carrie Covars, widow of John F. Covars, $3,000; Clara Hitchins Collins, widow of John A. Collins, $2,000; Minnie Bergt, widow of William C. Bergt, $1,000; Katherine Evans, widow of David H. Evans, $2,000; Mary J. Robinson, widow of James H. Robinson, $2,000; Frances M. Warren, widow of John A. Warren, $2,000; Ada C. Townsend, sister of Albert D. Chapman, $2,000. In none of these cases had total payments to their camps amounted to one-fourth of the sums received by the heirs. Indeed, Mr. Bergt had paid in only $54, while Covars, who had been a member since 1890, had paid a total of $602.80. The previous month there were four beneficiaries in Pueblo in similar amounts.

Berhant, Anton
Anton Berhant - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: Anton Berhant is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists Anton Berhant as an Austrian, age 21, and single. He was working as a "rope rider" for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete coverage of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html

Bering, David Lee
David Lee Bering - Daily Record - October 6, 2004 - Caρon City, CO - An 18-year-old Beulah man died Saturday of a self-inflicted gunshot after a highway chase following the robbery of a car from a Caρon City auto dealership, the Colorado State Patrol reported. According to a State Patrol news release, after taking a car at gunpoint from the dealership, David Bering led troopers on a chase on Interstate 25 beginning 14 miles north of Walsenburg and ending at the Aguilar exit, where troopers found him dead in the car. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation's Pueblo office is investigating the case, the State Patrol said. The State Patrol received a "be-on-the-lookout" report from Fremont County at about 5:20 p.m. Saturday for a 2003 Audi stolen at gunpoint from Faricy Ford at 2501 Fremont Drive in Caρon City. Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 2004 - David Lee Bering. To describe someone as beautiful as your child cannot be put into words. To describe his heart would be beyond this Earth. David was very giving and unselfish. If you ever needed a good friend, you didn't have to look far, he was there. For all who knew and loved him, they knew in their hearts David was genuine. For all the parents out there, please love your children and most of all, please listen. David Lee Bering went to our Lord on Oct. 2, 2004, and left us with wonderful memories of good times with our Angel, David. He is survived by his parents, best friend and loving Pa, Thomas Glenn Bering; mother, Pam Bering; sisters, Jasmine, Alexis, Kym and Brittany; brothers, John, Brian and Kristian; stepmother, Sandra Taylor; aunts, Linda (Kevin) Stone, Carol (Walter) DuBois, Helen (Santos) Rodriguez and Joey Houlihan; uncle, John (Marsha) Houlihan; cousins, Jean Marie Stone, Walter John DuBois III, Matthew Thomas Bering, Elizabeth Ann Houlihan, John (Suzanne) Houlihan, Conner and Teague Houlihan, Mark (Caryn) Houlihan, Emily, Olivia and Audrey Houlihan, Jennifer (William) Bering, Elizabeth, Luis and Adam Ameena, Carol (Joe) Luciano and Gustavo Luciano. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Berkhouse, Ruth
Ruth "Peggy" Berkhouse - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2006 - Ruth "Peggy" Berkhouse, 93, passed away April 7, 2006. Survived by daughter, Ruthann Brettell. Please note service time: Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2006, First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St., Pueblo.

Berklich, Jack
Jack "Jays" Berklich - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2005 - Jack "Jays" Berklich, born July 7, 1918, passed away Jan. 7, 2005. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Anna Berklich; brother, Tom Berklich; sisters, Katherine Berklich and Annie Pavol. Survived by brother, Bill Berklich; sister, Mary (Milton) Morrison; nieces, Evie Hall, Mary (Brad) Zerfas and Susan (Mike) Morrison; great-nephews, Zach Zerfas and Michael Jones. Jack worked at CF&I and was a graduate of Central High School. His greatest moments were those spent with family. He will be missed by all who knew him. Donations may be made to the charity of choice in Jack's name. No viewing. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Frances Xavier Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn.

Berkowitz, Matis
Matis Berkowitz - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 1926 - Matis Berkowitz, aged 62 years, a resident of this city for the past 21 years, died suddenly Monday evening (September 27, 1926). Mr. Berkowitz for many years was employed by the C. F. & I Company, retiring on a pension last year. He was a member of the Security Benefit Association, and the B'nai Jacob Congregation. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Berkowitz, of the family home 1216 Spruce street; two sons, Sam and William, both of Pueblo; two daughters, Mrs. Lena Parasol of St. Paul, Minn., and Mrs. Rose Strait of this city. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2:30 in the Geo. F. McCarthy chapel. Interment Northside Cemetery.

Berkowitz, Matis
Matis Berkowitz – Pueblo Chieftain – September 28, 1926 – Berkowitz, Matis, aged 62 years, died Sept. 27 at the residence 1216 Spruce street. Body at the George F. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Berman, Marlene Terry
Marlene Terry (Ribnick) Berman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2003 - Marlene Terry (Ribnick) Berman, 71, born April 1, 1932, in Aberdeen, S.D., passed away Oct. 21, 2003. Survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, James S. Berman; son, Steve Berman; daughter-in-law, Jolene (Masek) Berman; and two grandchildren, Saylor James Berman and Ahna Holly Berman, all of Pueblo West, Colo. Marlene was preceded in death by her daughter, Holly Beth Berman. Marlene graduated from Central High School in Aberdeen, S.D., where she was homecoming queen. She received her bachelor of science degree in human resource development, attending the University of Minnesota, University of Texas and Metro State College. She was employed by General Mills, Hitchcock Manufacturing Co., and spent 12 years at Northwest Airlines, initially as human resource manager of flight operations. Marlene retired three years ago and served two of those years on a contract basis for the pilot interviews panel at Northwest Airlines. Marlene and Jim celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last May. Eleven months ago, they moved to Pueblo West to be near their children and grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, outdoors, at Imperial Memorial Gardens, Garden of Hope, Pueblo. Marlene's talent, commitment, and wisdom have been an inspiration to those who were fortunate to have known her. She valued life, treasured her friendships, and her greatest passion was her love for her family. Marlene had a very caring and compassionate spirit and will be deeply missed by all those who knew her. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Bermundez, Erwin Hoffman
Erwin Hoffman Bermundez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2006 - Puebloan slain - Erwin Hoffman Bermundez, 39, was beaten to death while working at Video Game Exchange, 2104 E. Platte Ave., in Colorado Springs. Autopsy results from the El Paso County Coroner's Office show Bermundez, a store employee, died of blunt force trauma, according to a press release from the Colorado Springs Police Department. Investigators gave no motive for the slaying, but some items were reportedly missing from the store.

Bernal, Caroline Romanita
Caroline Romanita Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 2000 - Caroline Romanita Bernal, 72, of Pueblo. Viewing today 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary today, 7 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass Tuesday, 10 a.m. at Christ the King Church. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after the interment.

Bernal, Dawn Marie
Dawn Marie Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 1999 - Dawn Marie Bernal, 26, of Pueblo, went home to be with her Savior Oct. 15, 1999. Born on Feb. 12, 1973, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by grandparents, Efren and Mary Bernal; also great-grandmother, Maria De La Luz Archuleta. Survived by her parents, Carlos and Lucy Alderete, of the family home in Pueblo; sister, Catina (Tom) Salazar, Pueblo; great-grandfather, Henry G. Archuleta, Pueblo; nephews, Tommy and Sammy Salazar; niece, Anessa Salazar. Dawn was a devoted Broncos fan. She also enjoyed watching wrestling. Viewing, 4-7 p.m. Monday at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at 1008 W. 11th Street.

Bernal, Delia Eulalia
Delia Eulalia Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1999 - Delia Eulalia Bernal, 82, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 27, 1999. Born July 18, 1917, in Questa, N.M. Preceded in death by her husband, Modesto Bernal- two sons, Jose Modesto Bernal and Jesus Dalio Bernal- and parents, Leonardo and Casandra Vigil. Survived by son, Herman Bernal, Pueblo- daughter, Dorothy (Jerry) Hurtado, Pueblo, and Mary (Paul) Diaz, Colorado Springs, Colo.-brother, Willie (Vera) Vigil, Denver- sisters, Pearl Gallegos, San Jose, Calif., and Rose (John P.) Vigil, Pueblo- granddaughter, who cared for her the last three years, Mary Ann Logan, Fountain, Colo.- 15 grandchildren- 11great-grandchildren- numerous great-great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. Delia enjoyed working around her house and she also enjoyed rodeos. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Church, Rev. Ed Pettit, celebrant. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 2605 E. Orman, home of daughter, Dorothy.

Bernal, Efren
Efren Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 1987 - Efren Bernal, 62, known affectionately by friends as Berni, passed away Jan. 15, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital. Mr. Bernal is survived by his wife, Mary S. Bernal; his mother and father-in-law, Lucy and Henry Archuleta of Pueblo; nine children, George (Naomi) Bernal of San Antonio, Texas, Max Bernal of Colorado Springs, Sandy (Armand) Arce of New Brunswick, N.J., Ramona Saldana, Marcella Montoya, Larry Bernal, all of Denver, and Barbara (Jesse) Chavez, Lucy (Carlos) Alderete, both of Pueblo; two sisters, Epomosena Quintana, Pueblo, and Mary Degen of Albuquerque, N.M. Mr. Bernal also is survived by 12 grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Mr. Bernal was born on Aug. 6, 1924, in Valdez, N.M., and lived in Center before moving to Pueblo 33 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Bernal were married in Taos, N.M., on Nov. 24, 1947. Mr. Bernal served in the U.S.. Army during World War II. He was employed as a motor rewinder at the Pueblo Army Depot until his retirement in 1984 and he was a member of Holy Rosary Church. Visitation hours Monday noon until 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until noon. Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Chapel. Entombment, Pieta Mausoleum, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military rites by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family may be contacted at 1844 W. 17th. Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 1987 - Efren Bernal, 62. Also survived by a daughter, Frances (Chris) Torres, of Pueblo. Visitation hours today from noon until 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until noon. Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Chapel. Entombment, Pieta Mausoleum, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military rites by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family may be contacted at 1844 W. 17th.

Bernal, Elsie
Elsie Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2003 - Elsie Bernal went to be with the Lord on Feb. 21, 2003. Preceded in death by her parents, Rosa and Jose B. Garcia; and brother, Manuel Garcia. Survived by children, Phillip, Diane, Gary, Arnold (Marlene), Anthony, Crystal Bernal; grandchildren, Denise (Travis) Manzanares, Phillip Matthew Bernal, Sharon (Matthew) Vigil, Julie Bernal, Nick Bryant, Michelle Bernal, Yachia Bernal, Brett Bernal, Jake Oreskovich, MiKayla Bernal; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Arthur and John Garcia; numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Cordelia West and family and numerous others for all their support and kindness. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Family will receive friends at Imperial hall after the service.

Bernal, Eraclio
Eraclio Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 1998 - Eraclio Bernal, 85, passed away July 17, 1998. He is preceded in death by his wife, Frances Bernal- daughter, Marie Moravec- and his parents. Survived by his daughter, Phyllis DeAngelo of Colorado Springs- son, E.J. (Eve) Pachino of Pueblo- six grandchildren- and six great-grandchildren- sisters, Josephine Lockwood of New Mexico and Nora Apadoca of Texas- as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Eraclio was retired from the CF&I with 31 years as a rail finisher, he also served in W.W.II with the 307th Airborne Battalion, he received a Purple Heart and numerous awards. Visitation, noon to 5 Monday, at the funeral home. Rosary, Monday, 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church and funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and nurses of the Quality Center of Pueblo Dialysis.

Bernal, Erminia
Erminia Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2006 - Erminia Bernal, 82, born Oct. 7, 1923, affectionately known as Erma, passed away at the family home on July 7, 2006. Preceded in death by her parents, Deluvina and Santiago Mondragon; stepmother, Juanita Mondragon; brother, Melaquias Mondragon; sisters, Tina Espinoza and Frances Sandoval; and her rock for 41 years, her husband, Daniel. She is survived by her children; Pearl (Sambo) Casaus, Daniel T. Bernal, Gerri (Terry Parlet) Bernal, Yolanda (Bob) Caveza, and James (Christine) Bernal; grandchildren, Brian and Juan Casaus, Elena (Jason) Allen, Beaux Beard, Maria Bernal-Caveza, Raymond (Raeann Lucero) Caveza, Tasha (Foster Aguero), Brandon, and Dustie Bernal, Stefanie and Samantha Manzanares, Fernando and Michael Deltondo; great-grandchildren, Breanna, David Joe, Isaiah, Tiarra, Baby Allen, and Laticia; brothers, Ciprano and Ernesto (Mary) Mondragon; sister, Cecilia Cruz; and special friend, Stacee Brogden; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Erminia was a very special lady. She was the moral fiber of the Bernal family. She was a proud Scout Leader of Pack 38 for many years. Erma was a dedicated parishioner of St. Therese Catholic Church. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday; immediately followed by recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m., at T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the Shrine of St. Therese, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family extends a special thanks to Sangre De Cristo Hospice and its entire staff, especially Diana, Doreen, Sandra, Liz and Karen, for all the tender loving care Erma received.

Bernal, Jose A.
Jose A. Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 1987 - Jose A. Bernal was born in Chacon, N.M., Feb. 20, 1919, and passed away in Medford, Ore., March 31, 1987. Husband of Aurora E. Bernal of the family home; father of Marta E. (Ron) Sutton, Robert J. A. (Mary) Bernal, Carlos A. (Nancy) Bernal and Consuelo Franson; brother of Luis (Carolyn) Bernal, Cipriano (Lucille) Bernal and Beatrice (Ernest) Lucero. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Leander Church. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver. Visitation at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. The family prefers contributions to Dream Weavers through the funeral home office or to a charity of donor's choice.

Bernal, Larry Donald
Larry Donald Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 2003 - In Loving Memory of Larry Donald Bernal. Sunrise: 12-19-61 Sunset: 12-28-02 Memorial Service: 6 p.m., Jan. 7, 2003 at Victory Chapel, 1316 E. U.S. Hwy 50 Bypass. The family will receive friends at 1008 W. 11 St. Donations will be greatly appreciated.

Bernal, Leandro A.
Leandro A. "Pomps" Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 2000 - Leandro A. "Pomps" Bernal, 53, passed away Oct. 4, 2000, in Denver. Survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Ciria Bernal; children, Aaron Bernal and Mary (Dwayne) Crespin, both of Commerce City; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild; five sisters and one brother; several nieces and nephews also survive. Preceded in death by his parents, Leandro and Molly Bernal. Leandro was a veteran of the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He had a heart of gold and would offer help to everyone who needed it. Viewing, Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Funeral service Monday, 2 p.m., Abundant Life Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Bernal, Louis
Louis Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 1987 - Louis Bernal, 70, passed away at VA Hospital in Denver on Nov. 21, 1987. Mr. Bernal is survived by his wife, Caroline Bernal; five children, Perry (Susan) Bernal of Pueblo, Dorothy (Edward) Keane of Florida, Albert Bernal, Joseph Bernal and Patrick Bernal, all of Pueblo, and five grandchildren. He is survived also by one sister, one brother, and numerous relatives. Mr. Bernal was born on April 20, 1917, in New Mexico. Visitation hours from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary recitation at 7 p.m. today at Imperial Chapel. Scripture service, at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Imperial Chapel with Father Rodger Dorcey officiating. Interment, Veterans Court of Honor, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bernal, Phillip Mike
Phillip Mike Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2006 - Phillip Mike Bernal, went to be with the Lord and his beloved mother, Elsie Bernal. Preceded by Rose and Joe Garcia; uncles, Arthur and Manuel Garcia. Survived by Sharron (Matthew Vigil), Phillip, Matthew (Kim) Bernal, Julie Bernal, Michelle, and Yachia Bernal; uncle, John (Rosemary) Garcia; brothers and sisters, Diane, Gary, Arnold, Anthony, Crystal (David) Bernal; six grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews; cousins, Linda and Lori Garcia. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Bernal, Thomas Eugene
Thomas Eugene Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2000 - Thomas Eugene Bernal, 42, departed this life unexpectedly Feb. 23, 2000, the result of an industrial accident. Mr. Bernal was born April 25, 1957, in Walsenburg. Graduated from County High School. He also has his CDL. He was a certified welder. He built his own home on the Mesa and garage where he worked on rebuilding cars. He loved Mexican music and dancing. He loved his family and the gatherings they shared. He also enjoyed his daily Sonic burger and tater tots which was a must. Thomas leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Beatrice Bernal; children, Thomas Eugene Bernal Jr., David Bernal; brother, Anthony Bernal; sister, Theresa (Pastor Stephen) Noyes, Missouri; two grandchildren; special friend, Georiga Padilla; other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his father, Raymond Bernal Sr.; and brother, Raymond Bernal Jr. Both services, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Rev. Robert Carden celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends and family at the church hall following the burial rites.

Bernal, Walter George Madrid
Walter George Madrid Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2000 - Walter George Madrid Bernal, 53, of Pueblo, passed away May 30, 2000. Born Aug.19, 1946, in Loveland, Colo. Preceded in death by his mother, Bessie Madrid, and brother, Willie Madrid. Survived by his wife, Juanita C. Bernal, Pueblo; children, William Madrid and Christopher Madrid, both of Culver City, Calif., Reena Bernal, San Jose, Calif., Doreen Gallegos, Pueblo, Felix (Desarie) Gallegos, Denver, Colo., and Juanita Gallegos, Pueblo; five grandchildren; father, Jose Dario Madrid, Pueblo; brothers, Dario (Becky) Madrid, Denver, Colo., John (Elaine) Madrid, Pueblo, and David and Davin Madrid, Denver; sisters, Gloria (Bob) Rael, Littleton, Colo., and Verna (Pete) Guzman, Ovid, Colo.; nephews, Brandon, John Jr., Gerald, Emiliano, Jenero, Pete Jr., Andres and Daniel; nieces, Kristina, Alicia, Neva, Andrea, Felicia, Jeanine, DeAnna and Katrina; great-nephews, Xavier, Isiah, Emiliano Jr., Angel, and Davin Jr.; and great-nieces, Leticia, Ariel and Jolene. Walter enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, playing pool and baseball. He also was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Viet Nam War. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today and Thursday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Anne Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anne Church, Rev. James Friel, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Anne Church Hall after interment. Graveside military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Bernard, Edward
Edward Bernard - Rocky Mountain News - August 14, 1911 - Edward Bernard of Joliet, Ill., age 23, college student, fell from Santa Fe freight train, he died 2 hours later. He was with another young man and had attempted beating his way from Pueblo to Cripple Creek. He tried to board a flat car at Canon Junction, failed to get a good hold. His companion grabbed him by the coat collar and held him a short distance but was unable to drag him onto the platform.

Bernard, Ella
Ella (Kaye) Bernard - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2004 - Ella (Kaye) Bernard, 81, passed away March 26, 2004. Survived by her loving husband, Edward C. Bernard; children: Gary E. Bernard (Hadley Hazen) of Denver, Colo., Ron (Kathy) Bernard of Longmont, Colo., Sandy (Mike Armstrong) Dugger of Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven grandsons, Evan (Erica) Bernard, Dan Bernard, Mike (Jessica) Bernard, Derek Bernard, Bryan Dugger, Shad Dugger, and Greg Dugger; four great-grandchildren, Alden Bernard, Gavin Bernard, Klayton Bernard and Daniel Dugger; brother, Everett (Bobbie) Lewis of Utah; sisters-in-law, Claudine (Jim) Lamb of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Thelma (Richard) Owens of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 29, 2004, and from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, March 30, 2004; both at the funeral home. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2004, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, please make donations to First United Methodist Church.

Bernard, Helen
Helen Davy Bernard - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2002 - Helen Davy Bernard, 81, born in New London, Wis., to Winifred and Charles Davy. Mrs. Bernard had three siblings, Arthur Davy, Leonard Davy (deceased) and Alice Davy Patton (deceased). Mrs. Bernard is preceded in death by her late husband, Robert "Bobby" Bernard. She is survived by her four children, Robert (Stephen) Bernard (Judi) of Pueblo, Patty O'Callaghan (Eddie) of Palmer Lake, Kathleen Bernard of Pueblo and Susan Bernard of Denver. Mrs. Bernard is also survived by six grandchildren, Timothy O'Callaghan, Alex Bernard, Michelle O'Callaghan, Kristen Bernard, Lori O'Callaghan and Brian O'Callaghan. A retired teacher, Mrs. Bernard taught in Pueblo School District No. 60 her entire career. Throughout her life as an educator, mother and friend, Mrs. Bernard touched many lives, the effects of which will last for many years to come. Memorial Mass, 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Therese Church. The family will greet friends in the Hospitality Room following the service. Donations may be made to the Union Avenue Historical Association through the funeral home office.

Bernard, Judith
Judith Bernard - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 2006 - Judith Bernard, 52, passed away May 30, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Flory and Dorothy Trani; grandfather, Alex Trani. She is survived by her husband, Robert Bernard; children, Alex Bernard (Erin Reust), Kristen (Kevin) Siekmann; granddaughter, Cierra Nicole Bernard; brothers, Richard (Ellen) Trani, Ronald (Rita) Trani; sister, Karyl (Don) DiPrince; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Judith was an active member of the Susan B. Koman Breast Cancer Association. She also was a member of Praise Assembly Church. Special thank you to Shannon McPherson, Eloise Griggs and all of the special folks at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their special care of Judith. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, June 5, 2006, Praise Assembly Church. Cremation will follow at Judith's request. Donations may be made in Judith's memory to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Bernard, Nola E.
Nola E. "Bessie" Bernard - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 1997 - Nola E. "Bessie" Bernard, 93, passed away July 2, 1997. Preceded in death by her husband, Claudie B. Bernard- her son, John Bernard- and her daughter, Nola Mae Bernard. Survived by her children, Edward (Kaye) Bernard, Pueblo, Alice Marie Casey, Fresno, Calif., Thelma (John) Owens, Pueblo, and Claudine (Jimmy) Lamb, Colorado Springs. Also survived by 18 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 26 great-great-grandchildren- by her sisters, Bailey Mayfield, Holdenville, Okla., Alice Sullivan, Kilgore, Texas, and Leoma Hibbens, Shawnee, Okla. - as well as by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Bernard was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, McCarthy-Comer Rose Chapel with interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Donations may be made to Grace Baptist Church in her memory. Viewing hours are noon-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by McCarthy-Comer Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

Bernard, Virg
Virg Bernard - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 27, 2007 - Virg, born May 4, 1951, in La Junta, Colorado and was raised in Pueblo, Colorado from 1956 – 1978 and thereafter a resident of Colorado Springs. Virg left the physical body on September 25, 2007 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Virg is a primordial sound meditation instructor, trained and certified by Dr. Deepak Chopra in 1996. She also worked as a cosmetologist from 1967-1994. She is a Meditation instructor from 1996 till forever. Virg was appointed to serve on the original Board of Cosmetologists and Barbers by Governor Richard Lamm at the age of 24 and served 2 three year terms. She attained everything possible within the cosmetologist profession, including being an instructor and owning and operating Virg's Hair Design. She was raised in Pueblo, Colorado and graduated from South High in 1969. She moved to Colorado Springs in 1978 and graduated Cum Laude from UCCS in 1994 with a degree in International Law and Diplomatic Relations, and attended Denver University until 1995. Mother and Ma to Carl, Scott and David. Grandmother and Cutrell to Christopher, Nicholas, Randall and Leah. Wife and partner to Marc. "I was blessed with the grace of my beloved Marc; enriched by the love of my sons: Carl, Scott and David; humbled by the wonder in my precious grandchildren: Christopher, Nicholas, Randall and Leah. I will always Love You." A service will be held on Friday, September 28, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel, 3825 Airport Rd, 80910. A warrior of the Goddess; a guide and tool giver of spirit; a child of the divine; Virg strived to help others with their spirituality and considered herself a citizen of the earth who never knew a stranger. A lover of people, an artisan and engineer, a disbeliever of physics and gravity. Spiritually, she is a Contemplative Mystic of Zen tradition. She was a political and social activist and a card carrying liberal. She was a person of opinions. A teacher, student, Guide, experiencer, seer, and thinker. "The Knower, Knowing, the Known."

Bernardino, Betty Jane
Betty Jane Berardino - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2005 - Betty Jane Berardino, 74, passed away Aug. 3, 2005. Survived by sons, Greg Berardino and John Berardino; daughter, Lori Cintron; brother, Raymond Rodighiero; sister, Jeanette (Rodighiero) Trujillo; and six great-grandchildren. Services will be held on Saturday Aug. 13, 2005, 10:00am at Shannon Bryan Mortuary.

Berndt, Julia F.
Julia F. Berndt - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1999 - Julia F. Berndt, 91, died Aug. 6, 1999, at a local care center. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Berndt was born April 20, 1908, in Canon City. She was married in 1932 to Sherman Berndt, who is deceased. She is survived by three sons, Charles, Henry and Sherman Jr. - a daughter, Shirley White- six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be from 3 .m. to 8 .m. today at Blunt Mortuary Chapel, 2229 W. Colorado Ave., 634-8831. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Calhan Cemetery, Calhan.

Berndt, Oscar L.
Oscar L. Berndt - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 1998 - Oscar L. Berndt, 66, of Peyton, formerly of Holly and Hartman, died Saturday, June 13, 1998. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Holly. Burial, Coolidge Cemetery, Coolidge, Kan., with military honors. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 16. Memorial contribution to the charity of the donor's choice.

Berner, Ollie Beede
Ollie Beede Berner - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 1998 - Ollie Beede Berner departed this life on Feb. 8, 1998. She is survived by a son, Brent A. (Judy) Berner, Chantilly, Va., and daughter, Georgine (Charles) Booms, Pueblo, Colo. Grandmother of Kevin Berner, Chantilly, Va., and Jo Marie Booms, Pueblo, Colo. Also survived by her brother, Frank (Viola) Beede of Glendale, Ariz. She is preceded in death by husband, George William Berner, and brothers, Amory A. Beede and T. Wayne Beede. She was born in Osceola, Iowa, in 1905, to the union of Rosanna Ann Chamberlain and Thomas Elias Beede. She retired from the Bureau of Land Management, where she held a supervisory position. Her interests included sewing and dressing dolls, some of which she made. She was involved for many years in a program with the Steel City Doll Club to provide dolls for children at Christmas. Her prize winning dolls, which she dressed, often sold for enough money to purchase several gift dolls. Later in life, she enjoyed spending time with her cats and pets in general. She was a member of Divine Science Church of Pueblo. Funeral service, Wednesday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Cremation, Almont Crematory. In lieu of food and flowers, those who desire may make contributions to the Sharmar Village Care Center in her name.

Berner, Walter Patrick
Walter Patrick Berner (Evans) - Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 2006 - Walter Patrick Berner (Evans), 62, of Fernley, Nev. was brought to Jones, Okla. to be cared for by his wife and daughters. He passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2006. He was a devoted husband and loving father. Survived by his wife, Jane Berner; three daughters, Melissa Taylor, Lawton, Okla., Dawn Evans, Jones, Okla. and Patricia McCune, Lawton Okla.; four step-sons, Kenneth Bridwell, Nevada, Steven Bridwell, Jeffrey Bridwell and Scott Bridwell, all of Colorado. Survived also by three brothers, two sisters and 17 grandchildren. Preceded in death by mother, father, one brother and two sons. He will be greatly missed.

Berning, Addie Ann
Addie Ann Berning - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1997 - Addie Ann Berning went to be with the Lord on Nov. 12, 1997. A loving wife and mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who will be remembered for her love of the outdoors. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, flowers and loved the mountains. A member of the First Baptist Church at Ninth and Grand for 49 years- a 40-year member of ADAH Chapter No. 34 O.E.S. Survived by her three daughters, Mary Ann (Brock) Fishburn, Pueblo West, Ruby Grace (Henry) Spate and Helen (Art) Wright, both of Pueblo- grandchildren, Karen A. (Ron) Arnold, Aurora, Gary L. (Virginia) Fishburn, Thornton, Edward E. (Glenda) Spate, San Antonio, Texas, Darla White and Patricia A. Martin, both of Pueblo, Debra S. (Terrance) Stone, Basking Ridge, N.J., and Billy Dick (Robin) Wright, St. George, Utah- great-grandchildren, Jason Arnold, Troy (Kathryn) Arnold, Denver, Joshua Arnold, Greeley, Brandie L. Fishburn and Randy D. Fishburn, Denver, Karey A. Fishburn, Stillwater, Okla., Matthew D. White, Christopher and Kayla Martin, Pueblo, Allie Gallion Spate, San Antonio, Texas, Jackie J. Stone, Fort Collins, Paul M. Stone, Manasquan, N.J.- stepson, Quenten L. Berning, Denver- two step grandchildren, Louise (David) Marrow, Muskogee, Okla., and Julius (Maja) Berning, Scotland- four step great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Homer Lindley (1943) and Bessie Lena Lindley (1969) - brothers, Heiney Nathan Lindley (1971), and Earl H. Lindley (1976) - and husbands, Chester R. Brock (1979) and Juluis E. Berning (1984). Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 1997, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with special services by Order of the Eastern Star 1994-95 Star Light Grand Family members. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children through the funeral home office. If you prefer, flowers may also be ordered through the funeral home office. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Bernoudy, Mart
Mart Bernoudy - New Castle Nonpareil – February 13, 1901 – The many old-time friends of Mart Bernoudy will be pained to hear of his death. He died at Pueblo Jan. 13, and was buried there on the 15th, his brother Fred being at the funeral. – Battle Lake Miner.

Bernstein, Sam
Sam Bernstein - Pueblo Chieftain - April 3, 1987 - Sam Bernstein, 91, died March 24, 1987. Survived by wife, Celia, of the family home; sons, Morey, Pueblo, and Robert (Myrna), Bethesda, Md.; and granddaughters, Sharon and Barbara Bernstein. Memorial service 2 p.m. Friday at Temple Emanuel, 1325 N. Grand Ave., Pueblo.

Berreras, Viola Priscilla
Viola Priscilla Autobee Gallegos Barreras – Pueblo Chieftain – October 26, 2006 - Viola Priscilla Autobee Gallegos Barreras, 81, affectionately known to family and friends as "Rooney," passed away at her home in Avondale on Oct. 23, 2006. A lifetime resident, she was born on Dec. 4, 1924. During her lifetime, she worked at the former Pueblo Army Depot, and retired from School District 70 food service department, with more than 18 years of service. She enjoyed sports and was a member of the former Avondale Panthers, who won a state championship in fast pitch softball. She also played basketball; she enjoyed nature, the outdoors, and her flowers. She was known for her biscuits, tortillas and overnight rolls. She also did embroidery and quilting. Mrs. Barreras was a lifetime member of the Autobee Club, and the Altar Society of Sacred Heart Church. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles A. and Martina (Sanchez) Autobee; first husband, Jacob Gallegos; siblings, Cora Armijo, Rose Gallegos, Charles G. Autobee and Chris Autobee Martinez. She leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved husband, Joe C. Barreras; children, Charlotte (Ray) Santistevan, Sandy Vigil, Bill (Linda) Gallegos, Susan (John) Gonzales, Daniel "Rick" Barreras, Kenneth Barreras; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, (and one on the way); siblings, Evangeline Mitchell, Vivian (Paul) Pearce, Ruth (Alex) Lamas; in-laws, Henrietta Autobee, Raymond (Bessie) Barreras, Sam (Connie) Barreras, Tony Barreras, Rosie Duran, Vince Roybal, Lena Barreras, Ernesto (Simona) Tafoya, Ferna Tafoya, Rita Baca, Carol Cruz; and other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, and Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Paul Montez, OSB as celebrant; both services, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery.

Berry, Bertie May
Bertie May Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2004 - Bertie May Berry, 97, went to be with the Lord Aug. 7, 2004. She was born May 28, 1907, in Iola, Kan., to Major Frank and Etta Alley. A resident of Pueblo since 1929, Bertie was an active member of the Pueblo Seventh-day Adventist Church as cradle roll teacher and head of the Dorcas Society. She was an LPN at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Her hobbies were sewing, doll-making, baking and canning. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Bertie was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband, Clarence E. Berry; sisters, Frankie Morse and Marie Scott; and brother, Edgar Alley. She is survived by her stepmother, Anna Alley; half-brother, Earl (Pat) Alley; half-sisters, Martha Lou (Richard) Rowden, Wadene (Max) Fries and Anna Mae (Nick) Nickell; children, Virginia (Roy Murphy) Hayden, Edwin (Dorotha) Berry, Betty Sceville, Bonnie Berry, Gene (Leona) Berry and Irene Burrier; grandchildren, Carla Stoffle, Edwin Berry, Dayna Ross, Norman Berry, Dennis Sceville, Delbert Hayden, Gene Berry Jr., Sharon Petrisak, Rick Berry, Donnie Sceville, Donna Chambers, Karin Hayden, Tanya Tobing and Tammy DeLaRosa; 29 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren. Viewing, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at Pueblo Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3910 O'Neal, with the Rev. Dr. Rade Milosavljevic officiating. In lieu of flowers or food, memorials may be made to the Dorcas Society at the above address. The family thanks the staffs of the Pueblo Life Care Center and St. Mary-Corwin Hospital for their loving care of Bertie.

Berry, Bonnie Jeanne
Bonnie Jeanne Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - June 08, 2001 - Berry, Bonnie Jeanne, passed away June 8 at home. She was the beloved wife of Robert J. Berry of the family home. Survived by her mother June Alvis. Father and mother-in-law Jim and Beth Berry. Brothers Joe Jr. (Joyce) Alvis, Jerry (Jeanette) Alvis, Former husband Robert W. Setser Sr. and their children Robert Jr. (Tammy) Setser, John (Robin) Setser, Bill Setser and Bonnie J. (Bill) Koch. Grandchildren Ryan and Donna Setser and Aimee and Billy Koch. Very special friend Del Fuller, as well as an extended family and friends who loved her dearly. She was preceded in death by her father Joseph A. Alvis, Sr., and nephew Jeremy Alvis. Next to her family Jeannie loved music most; she played piano and always looked forward to an evening of merriment and music spent with her friends and family. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Bill and Eleanor Rusler and all the family and friends who helped to ease our burden during her ordeal. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Cancer Research Foundation or the Sangre De Cristo Hospice. Grave side service 3pm Monday at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Berry, Calvin
Calvin "Cal" Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2004 - Calvin "Cal" Berry, 59, born Aug. 15, 1944, passed away June 13, 2004. Survived by his children, Cheri (Mike) Hilton, Michele (Charlie) Mayhugh and Michael (Jen) Berry; grandchildren, Katie and Eric Hilton and Kezia and Jacob Mayhugh; sisters, Carol (Chuck) Granato and Lorraine Meadrow; and brother, Claude "Sonny" Albert Berry. Also survived by the mother of his children, Cherylynn Berry; several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and -nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Ouida Berry. Cal was very loving and generous. He loved spending time with kids. He spent many years as a Boy Scout den master. He also enjoyed the outdoors, watching car racing and the Broncos. At his request, cremation with a memorial service, 3 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America or a local AA Chapter in his name.

Berry, Charles E.
Charles E. Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 2004 - Charles E. Berry, born April 24, 1922, in Pueblo, passed away on May 2, 2004. Preceded in death by his first wife, Edna. Survived by his wife of 41 years, Martha; children, Lindy (Joe) Vizyak, Laura (JR) Ridings, Doug (Lorrie) Berry, and Rick Berry; 10 grandchildren, Sean, Shannon, Melissa, Jonathan, Grayson, Lacey, Corrine, Kameron, Joe and Kalani; one great-grandchild, Katie; brothers, Robert (Barbara) Berry and William (Clara) Berry. He served in the Army Air Corp during WWII with three years of overseas duty and thereafter was associated with Steel City Agencies for about 15 years. As a real estate broker, he operated his own company until 1980. In retirement, he was a real estate acquisition consultant for a number of public clients. Charles was active in the community having served as president of the Jaycees, Pueblo Therapy Center, Pueblo City Planning Commission, Pueblo Country Club and Roselawn Cemetery Association. He served as vice president of Rotary Club 43 and director of the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Pueblo City Council serving as chairman of the Executive Committee for 1966 and 1967. He also was president of District 6 Colorado Municipal League and chairman of the Pueblo Citizens Advisory Commission. In his professional career, he was president of the Pueblo Association of Realtors, vice president of Colorado Association of Realtors, and director of the National Association of Realtors. He earned the National Designations of CRB and CPM and was named Realtor of the year in 1973 for his outstanding community service. As a citizen, he strived to improve the community around him and served as a model to others. As a husband, father and brother, his caring soul, strong will and remarkable character will be missed. He will remain in our hearts forever. He was a member of New Heights Baptist Church where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 7, 2004, with Pastor Dave Grossman officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Berry, Christine A.
Christine A. Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2000 - Christine A. Berry, 51, of Pueblo, went to be with her heavenly Father Saturday, July 22, 2000. She was a registered health information administrator and belonged to the American Health Information Management Association. She was employed as a medical coder with St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. She was on the advisory committee for the Pueblo Community College health information technology program. She also belonged to the Aircraft's Owners and Pilots Association, holding her commercial pilot's license. She was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and the 99'ers, and her name was listed in the Who's Who of the West in 1992 and 1993. She graduated from Western State College with a bachelor of arts degree, and also attended Regis University and received her certification in health records information management. She devoted her life to her family; they were always foremost in her thoughts and deeds. In return, she was greatly loved and will be missed. She enjoyed doll collecting, jigsaw puzzles, which she would frame, and traveling. She is predeceased by her mother, Helen; brother, Richard; and special companion grandparent, Janet (Gigi) Biegel. She is survived by her father, Walter (Frances) Berry of Pueblo; sisters, Jean (Jack) Atkinson of Littleton and Kathie (Gaylon) Williams of Pueblo; brothers, Mike (Mary) Berry of Pueblo, Ray Berry of Salina, Kan., and Ross (Sara) Berry of Colorado Springs; stepsisters, Suzanne Newton of Artesia, N.M. and CyndiLee (Michael) Bennett of Pueblo West; stepbrothers, Tom (Lori) Bland of Grapevine, Texas, and John (Amy) Champion of Aurora, Colo. She was lovingly referred to as Aunt Sissy by her numerous nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Pius X Catholic Church in her name.

Berry, Edward
Mr. Edward Berry - World Independent – October 15, 1908 - La Veta - Died on Thursday, October 8th, 1908, Mr. Edward Berry, of paralysis. Mr. Berry was formerly one of La Veta's old settlers. He lived here some 25 years or 30 years ago and was at one time the town marshal. He married Miss Minnie Barnes, a grand-daughter of Colonel Boone, and has one daughter still living near Aztec, N.M. Two brothers, John and Mich, also survive him, but their whereabouts seem to be unknown. Mr. Berry returned to La Veta this summer and was taken sick some weeks ago. He subsequently became paralyzed and hardly conscious of his surroundings. He was a member in good standing of the I.O.O.F. and the order has been providing the necessary nurses during his illness. No communication has been received from any relatives and he was buried under the auspices of the order at La Veta Sunday afternoon, October 11th, 1908.

Berry, Eleanor Mae
Eleanor Mae Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2003 - Eleanor Mae Berry, 78, passed away Dec. 10, 2003. No services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Private interment in Monte Vista, Colo. [No additional information available.]

Berry, Eva C.
Eva C. Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 1934 - Eva C. Berry, 79, Tuesday at 1816 East Fifth. Sister of David Searl, Pueblo; Mrs. Olivia Smith, Grand Island, Neb., Mrs. Julia Simons, Tacoma, Wash., and George W. Searl of Iowa; sister-in-law of Mrs. L. E. McClellan, Hawthorne, Calif. Member of Methodist Church. Announcement later. Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 1934 - Mrs. Eva C. Berry service Thursday, 2 p.m., George F. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Burial I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Berry, H.W. III
H.W. Berry III - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2006 - H.W. "Sonny" Berry III passed away Jan. 13, 2006, in Colorado Springs. Sonny was born on Oct. 10, 1926, to Hobert Berry Jr. and Lela Powell Berry in Burlington, Wash., and they moved to Las Animas County in 1929. He was employed as a conductor on the Burlington Northern Railroad before his retirement after 36 years of service. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainman, the United Transportation Union, Veterans of Burlington Northern, was a master painter, master carpenter, bridge builder and steeplejack. His survivors include his wife of 56 years, Donna Jean of the family home; children, Linda Harmony of Loveland, Stanley of Trinidad, Glenn of Frederick, Carolyn Barron of Bridge City, Texas, and Jim Berry of Colorado Springs; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his sister, Laberta Hamlin of Trinidad; and half brother, Hershel Berry of Denver. Visitation, 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, First Southern Baptist Church in Trinidad. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, First Southern Baptist Church, 10377 Santa Fe Trail, with Pastor Dave Cook officiating. Interment will follow in the Masonic Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the church fellowship hall following the interment.

Berry, Harrison
Harrison Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 1934 - Harrison Berry, 79, Monday at local hospital. Husband of Mrs. Eva C. Berry, 1816 East Fifth, father of Fred Berry of Turtle Lake, Wis.; brother of Mrs. Laura E. McClellan, Los Angeles, CA. Services Tuesday, 2:00 p.m., George McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel

Berry, Infant
Infant Berry – Castle Rock Journal – June 19, 1895 – While Mrs. George M. Berry, of Nepesta was out riding her horse became frightened while crossing a bridge one mile east of Boone, and backed the carriage off the bridge into the Bob Creek canal, breaking the carriage badly, drowning Mrs. Berry's baby, and slightly injuring Mrs. Berry and two small children.

Berry, John E.
John Eugene Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - June12, 1945 - John Eugene Berry at hospital, Monday, June 11, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Berry, Brother of Elizabeth, Margarel, Opal and Ray Berry all of the family home at Monte Vista, Colo.; member of the Baptist church. To Monte Vista.

Berry, Marion F.
Marion F. (Bud) Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - September 8, 1959 - Marion F. (Bud) Berry, September 7, 1959.  Husband of Allida C. Berry of the family home, 826 E. 9th Street.  Father of Charles E.; Robert L.; and William F Berry, all of Pueblo.  Grandfather of 10.  Brother of several living in California.  Member of Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM and Adah Chapter No. 34, OES.  Retired policeman. Native of Pueblo County.  Arrangements later. Copied by Nita Pearce.

Berry, Marjorie
Marjorie Berry - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 16, 1994 - Marjorie Berry, a retired office manager for the Colorado Springs Street Department, died March 13, 1994, in Pueblo. Private family services have been held. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery, 1001 S. Hancock Ave. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home handled arrangements. Ms. Berry was born in Colorado Springs to Earl E. and Arminta B. (Spease) Berry. She is survived by two nieces, Betty Lee Hill of Colorado Springs and Barbara Irvine of Twisp, Wash. She had a brother, Garry L., who is deceased. Ms. Berry was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School and Blair Business College. Her memberships included First Baptist Church, the Homebuilders Sunday School Class, Secretaries International, the Colorado Springs Women's Study Club, the Christian Women's Club and the Order of the Eastern Star. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 317 E. Kiowa St., Colorado Springs 80903.

Berry, Raymond J.
Raymond J. "Ray" Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 2003 - Raymond J. "Ray" Berry, 49, Salina, Kansas, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003. Mr. Berry was born May 15, 1945 at Pueblo, Colo. He was a dispatcher for the Kansas Highway Patrol, Salina. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Berry, in 1974; a sister, Christine Berry in 2000; a brother, Richard in 1985; his grandmother, Janet Biegel in 1991; and a nephew, Greg Atkinson in 2000. Survivors include his pet cat "Dillon", his father and stepmother, Walter and Frances Berry of Pueblo; two brothers, Mike and wife Mary of Pueblo and Ross and wife Sara of Colorado Springs; two sisters, Jean Atkinson and husband Jack of Fowler, Colo., and Kathleen Williams and husband Gaylon of Pueblo; two stepbrothers, Tom Bland of Pueblo West and John and wife Amy Champion of Aurora, Colo.; two stepsisters, Suzanne Newton of Artesia, N.M. and Cyndi Lee and husband Michael Bennett of Pueblo West; five nephews, Chris, Dwayne, Jeff, Mark and Seth; two grandnephews, Zachary and Nathan; two grandnieces, Jessica and Meagan; and special friends, Jeff, Susie and Scotty Wolford and Carl and Debbie Jones all of Salina. The funeral was held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003 at Ryan Mortuary, Salina, the Rev. Charles Adams officiating. There was no visitation. The body was cremated.

Berry, Richard W.
Richard W. Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - August 5, 1987 - Richard W. Berry, lifetime resident of Pueblo, passed away July 31, 1987. Mr. Berry was a member of the Sacred Heart Cathedral. He served in the U.S. Air Force and had a tour of duty in Vietnam. Mr. Berry was preceded in death by his mother, Janet Biegel. Survivors include his son, Todd R. Berry, of Hutchinson, Kan. Also survived by his father, Walter Berry, of Pueblo; three sisters, Jean (Jack) Atkinson of Denver, Chris Berry of Pueblo and Kathleen (Gaylon) Williams of Pueblo; three brothers, Mike (Mary) Berry of Pueblo, Ray Berry of Salina, Kan., and W. Ross Berry of Colorado Springs. A memorial mass will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sacred Heart Cathedral. Cremation. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home office.

Berry, Terry Ray
Terry Ray Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 2005 - Terry Ray Berry, 56, born Aug. 21, 1948, in Ardmore, Okla., passed away at his home in Boone on May 28, 2005. Terry was a professional musician. Preceded in death by his parents, Shellie and Dorothy Berry. Survived by his wife, Barbara Huges Berry; three daughters, Bobbie (Jeremy) Griffin, Joni (Chad) Sheridan, Georgia Berry; son, Sam Jones; three brothers, Michael (Charlotte) Berry, Richie (Debora) Berry and James Berry; two sisters, Shelia and Ethel Berry; 11 grandchildren, other relatives and friends. At his request, cremation. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2005, Arkansas Valley Vineyard Church in Boone, with Pastor George Casias, officiating. Inurnment in Ardmore, Okla.

Berry, Willie
Willie Berry - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - October 31, 1878 - With sorrow we announce the death of Willie, youngest son of A. P. and Fannie T. Berry. Willie was aged three years and one month and was born at Mr. Berry's place on the Huerfano, in this county, and died at the residence of Mr. Berry's parents in Edwardsville, Illinois. A. P. Berry, Esq., who is a prominent and worthy citizen of Pueblo, was informed of this great bereavement by telegram on yesterday noon. Diphtheria was the fatal malady which caused the demise of this very bright and promising boy; the pet and dearest heart treasure of both parents, and a child tenderly loved by all who knew dear little Willie. Truly this great bereavement is a deep grief to Mr. Berry, and the sorrow is augmented by the fact that he could not be with his child when struggling with disease and death, and his beloved wife, the deeply afflicted mother, in this hour of greatest trial. Only those who have passed through like deep waters of sorrow can realize fully the grief of these sadly bereaved and sorely afflicted parents, especially the dear mother, who was deprived of the tender support and loving sympathy of her husband when the destroyer took away her heart's treasure and joy. However, she was surrounded by loving and sympathizing relatives and friends. Mr. Berry's parents and family have the assurance that his many friends and relatives here offer the truest sympathy. Mr. Berry also, can rest assured that his many friends here and elsewhere, and especially the entire Chieftain corps, extend him and his their heartfelt sympathy, and deeply regret that he has been so sorely afflicted and sorrow stricken.

Bertachini, Joe
Joe Bertachini - Walsenburg World – September 3, 1908 - Joe Bertachini, an Italian miner, was killed at Pictou last Wednesday; August 26th, by a fall of rock while working in the mine. Bertachini was a brother of Mrs. Nizzi of the Walsenburg Steam Laundry. He leaves, besides this sister, a wife and three children to mourn his loss. He was about 44 years of age.

Bertholf, Adelaide Laws
Adelaide Laws Bertholf - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 1997 - Adelaide Laws Bertholf, 91, passed away Sept. 25, 1997. Survived by her brother-in-law, Edward (Ethyl) Bertholf of Eaton- nephew, John (JoAnn) Bertholf of Pueblo- nieces, Mary Brouhard of Glendale, Ariz., Cathy (Dean) Jackson of Pierce, Colo., and Marjorie Calonge of Longview, Wash. - cousin, Frieda Steffan of Canon City. Also survived by her close friend, Jeanne Killian. Preceded in death by her husband, William Manford Bertholf on March 5, 1974. Adelaide and William were married on Sept. 6, 1931, in Pueblo. Adelaide was born on June 20, 1906, in Canon City. She retired as a school teacher for School District 60. At her request there will be no viewing. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, at Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Jean Cress officiating.

Bertholf, Betty Belle
Betty Belle (Coatney) Bertholf - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2005 - Betty Belle (Coatney) Bertholf, 76, passed away Nov. 24, 2005. Survived by her children, Susan (Andy) Kittinger of Pueblo West, Zoe Ann Coatney of Pueblo, Ronald Coatney of Rye and Cecil (Louise) Coatney of Pueblo; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, John Bertholf. Betty was born to Grover and Ruby Glaze on Dec. 4, 1928, in Pueblo. She was a longtime waitress at many Pueblo restaurants and a member of Pueblo Christian Center. Viewing at the funeral home Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Gregg Slaughter officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to the Betty Bertholf fund, through the funeral home.

Bertholf, Raymond J.
Raymond J. Bertholf - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 1987 - Raymond J. Bertholf of 407 Dittmer, Nov. 16, 1987. Husband of the late Ann Bertholf. Father of Eileen Ploumpis, Fremont, Calif.; Patricia Rubano, Wheat Ridge, Colo., and Marjorie Ann Calonge, La Junta, Colo. Brother of Edward Bertholf, Greeley, Colo. Survived also by his seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, where he served as treasurer for many years. Mr. Bertholf had been employed as a draftsman for architect Walter DeMourdant for many years. He was a veteran of service with the U.S. Army during World War II and also was a member of Pueblo Elks Lodge 90. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, will be conducted by the Rev. James C. Keesey of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Those who wish are asked to send memorials in his name to St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Bertoldi, August R.
August R. Bertoldi - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2005 - August R. Bertoldi passed away Oct. 22, 2005, in Pueblo. August was born May 5, 1923, in Farr, Colo., to August Bertoldi and Theresa Covi Bertoldi. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during WWII. August worked as an auto mechanic in Walsenburg before moving to Pueblo nearly 12 years ago. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Ida Amidei. His survivors include his cousins, Dorothy (Anthony) Trani, Ray (Margaret) Covi, Erna (Allen) Moore, all of Pueblo, Louise Hazelwood and Pearl Brown of Denver and Annie Anselmo of Trinidad. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, Holy Family Catholic Church, 2827 Lakeview Ave., in Pueblo. Inurnment will be in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Walsenburg.

Bertolero, Antonio (Infant of)
Bertolero Infant - Huerfano World - February 14, 2002 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1895: Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Bertolero lost an infant, the fourth little one they have been called to part with.

Bertolina, Pietro
Pietro Bertolina – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Pietro Bertolina is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Pietro Bertolina: Italian, age 34, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Bertram, Exa Bevian
Exa Bevian Bertram - Pueblo Chieftain - March 06, 2004 - Exa Bevian Bertram, 91, died March 1, 2004. Survived by her son, Rex Bertram of Redondo Beach, Calif.; sister, Zoe A. Reynolds of Monterey, Calif.; grandchildren, September Palmer of Denver, Colo., Vincent Villanueva of Los Angeles, Calif., and Ilia Fogel of Pueblo; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and numerous cousins. Preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Wilber E. Bertram on May 14, 1955; and daughter, Texa Bertram Hunyada on Feb. 29, 1988. Exa was born to Charles and Minnie Woodyard, Jan. 18, 1913, in Walsenburg, Colo. She worked as a mental health technician. Per her request, a private interment was held.

Bertram, Lois
Lois Bertram - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2002 - Lois Bertram passed away Sept. 24, 2002, at the Belmont Lodge Care Facility. She is survived by her two sisters, Nancy (Jack) Chick, Pueblo, and Dorothy (Howard) Hammel, Elmira, N.Y.; four sons, Kent (Della) Hughes of Panhandle, Texas, Bruce (Becky) Hughes, Ordway, Colo., Tom (Carol) Hughes, Pueblo, and James (Judy) Hughes, Ramona, Calif.; two daughters, Sarah Hughes, Seattle, Wash., and Jonna (Brian) Walker of Ramona, Calif. She is also survived by five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, five nieces, two grand-nieces, and three grand-nephews. At her request, there will be no viewing. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Saturday at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Belmont Senior Care Facility, 3 Douglas Court, Pueblo, CO 81001.

Bertram, Robert J.
Robert J. "Bob" Bertram - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2005 - Robert J. "Bob" Bertram, Grafton, Wisc; formerly of Pueblo West; Nov. 14, 2005. Age 84 yrs. Beloved husband of Elizabeth "Betty" (nee Lauters). Dear father of Jean (Jerry) Hill, Sherry (Tom) Isaacson, Lisa (Scott) Ehaney, the late Mary Bertram, Michael, Dan (Tina), Bill (Jill), Robb and Jeff Bertram; further survived by 14 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass Noon Sat. Nov. 19 at St. Joseph Church, 1619 Washington St., Grafton. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Washington. Visitation 9am to Noon Sat. at church. Bob was an excavator for many years and employed at Sutherland Lumber.

Berumen, Leonila
Leonila (Nellie) Berumen - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 1997 - Leonila (Nellie) Berumen, born Oct. 8, 1933, in Toltec, Colo. She is survived by husband of 46 years, Eliseo (Gerald) Berumen- son, Gerald Berumen, Rocky Ford- daughters, Elizabeth (Gerald) Harlan, Colorado Springs, Priscilla Berumen, Colorado Springs, Dolores Berumen, Pueblo, Phyllis Campos, Rocky Ford, Cynthia Trujillo, Pueblo, and Debra Berumen, Pueblo- sisters, Marie Mascarenas, Commerce City, and Anges Moya, Fort Collins. She will be sadly missed by all her grandchildren and especially Lisa, Sandra, Matthew, Angela, Lawrence, Thomas, Gina, Joshua, Abraham, Rebecca, Jamie, Eric, Jeffrey, Andrew, David, Sylvester and Vincent- great-granddaughters, Shianne and Tyler. She was preceded in death by parents, Silverio and Maclovia Castro- brothers, Eloy and Felix Castro- sisters, Eva Meehan, Dora Torres, Florence Florez, Bernice Gomez and Dell Apodoca- grandsons, Andrew Eloy Berumen, Adam William and William Gerald Campos. She made her home of 37 years in Rocky Ford. She enjoyed camping, fishing, dancing, arts and crafts, music, picking pinion nuts, playing golf, yard sales, collecting jewelry, gambling in Cripple Creek and especially enjoyed the Broncos. She worked for many years as a nurse at AVRMC and at the Otero County Health Department in Rocky Ford. All services will be held at St. Peter Catholic Church. Rosary will be Wednesday at 6 p.m. Mass will be Thursday at 10 a.m. Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, all in Rocky Ford, Colo.

Berumen, Ron
Ron Berumen – Colorado Springs Gazette – October 14, 2009 – Two Dead in Pueblo of Swine Flu – Pueblo's second death from the H1N1 virus has prompted Pueblo County's coroner and its chief medical officer to urge high-risk individuals to seek medical care immediately if they begin feeling flu symptoms. Two Puebloans have died from the swine flu, aggravated by chronic conditions. Dr. Christine Nevin-Woods, executive director of the Pueblo City-County Health Department, said Tuesday she fears more deaths will come. She said four more people are in intensive care units at local hospitals. Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer said that the two victims were Ron Berumen, 37, who died in the emergency room of St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center last week, and Jacqueline Romero, 21, who died this week at her home. Berumen had suffered from seizures and Romero had diabetes, he said. Nevin-Woods publicly thanked both victims' families for allowing the information to be released in order to show others the threat of the new flu strain.

Berwmen, Annie
Annie Berwmen - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 1998 - Annie Berwmen, of Rocky Ford, died Feb. 24, 1998, at Ark Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta. Services at St. Peter Catholic Church, Rocky Ford. Vigil, 7 p.m. Friday and Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday.

Beshoar, Barron B.
Barron B. Beshoar - Pueblo Chieftain - December 3, 1987 - Longtime newsman Beshoar dies at 80 - Colorado journalist Barron B. Beshoar, grandson of the founder of The Pueblo Chieftain, died of cancer Sunday night at Hospice of St. John in Denver. He was 80. Beshoar is a former Rocky Mountain News reporter, author, and long time bureau chief for Time-Life Inc. He was born April 26, 1907, in Trinidad, the son of a pioneer family. His grandfather, Dr. Michael Beshoar, a former Confederate surgeon, came to Southern Colorado after the Civil War and started The Pueblo Chieftain and Trinidad Advertiser. Barron Beshoar attended Trinidad public schools and graduated from the University of Denver, He married Sally Throckmorton on Sept. 7, 1929. He worked on the staffs of the Walsenburg Independent and Boulder Daily Camera, and later became editor of the Morgan County Herald. He joined the Rocky Mountain News in 1937 after a stint at the Des Moines Register. He covered the state Legislature for the News. In retirement, Beshoar was director of public relations for The Colorado College. He then freelanced for a number of magazines and newspapers, including an interim job as San Francisco bureau chief for Time. He wrote two books, "Out of the Depths," a definitive look at the coal strike at Ludlow in 1913, and "Hippocrates in a Red Vest," the biography of a frontier surgeon. He reviewed books for The Denver Post for many years and wrote articles for national magazines. He is survived by four sons: Ben Beshoar of Los Angeles; John Beshoar of Washington, D.C.; Daniel Beshoar of Montrose; and Barron Beshoar Jr. of Denver. He is survived also by three granddaughters and five grandsons. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Church in Trinidad.

Beshoar, Michael
Michael Beshoar - Yampa Leader - September 14, 1907 - Dr. Michael Beshoar, who founded the Pueblo, Col., Chieftain and Trinidad, Col., Advertiser, is dead at his home in Trinidad, Colo.

Beshoar, Sally
Sally Throckmorton Beshoar - Pueblo Chieftain - March 5, 1987 - Sally Throckmorton Beshoar, 78, wife of Barren B. Beshoar, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 1987, at Montrose, Colo., hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. today at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with the Rev. Patrick Walsh, S. J., officiating. Mrs. Beshoar will be sepulchered in the Beshoar Mausoleum in Trinidad.

Bess, Dorothy E.
Dorothy E. Bess - Pueblo Chieftain - August 03, 1998 - Dorothy E. Bess of Pueblo, passed away July 31, 1998. Survived by her husband, Virgil Bess. Graveside services, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. [No additional information available.]

Bessey, Edith L.
Edith L. Bessey - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 1999 - Edith L. Bessey, 94, longtime resident of Pueblo, passed away June 8, 1999 , in Modesto, Calif. Visitation, today. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, June 14, 1999, at Garden Chapel with Pastor Waudell Maple officiating. Interment, Memorial Gardens.

Bessire, Helen
Miss Helen Bessire – Walsenburg World – September 9, 1938 – Death Car Driver is Held for Trial – Glenwood Springs, September 8. Miss Helen Bessire, 29, of Rifle, Colo., died Thursday of a punctured lung and other internal injuries suffered Tuesday night when an automobile in which she rose crashed into a motor truck west of Glenwood Springs. District Attorney Frank Delaney said George W. Cox of Grand Junction, driver of the car in which Miss Bessire was a passenger, would be charged with causing her death by driving his car in a reckless manner and while under the influence of intoxicants. Arraigned in justice court Wednesday, Cox pleaded innocent and was bound over to district court under $1,000 bond. Hortense Sutton, 18, of Rifle and James Grout of Grand Junction, other passengers in the car, were seriously injured.

Best, George
George Best - Pueblo Chieftain - February 02, 2000 - George Best, 72, formerly of Salida, was born in Wright County, Iowa on Nov. 15, 1927. He was a resident of Colorado since 1975 and passed away Jan. 30, 2000, at his home in Panama City, Fla. George and his family moved to San Isabel Scout Ranch and built their home and lived for 13 years. George worked as the camp ranger and camp director, touching the lives of thousands of Scouts and Scouters from all over the United States. George was a firm believer that Scouting was the best youth program in the world. He spent over 50 years devoting his time and efforts to the program. George was a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award, Order of the Arrow Vigil Honor, the District Award of Merit and numerous other Scouting awards. George was a very loving husband, father and grandfather, always offering support for all of the family. George will be greatly missed. In Salida, George and Corinne managed the Ranch House Motel and then the Mariposa and Plaza Apartments. George served on the Boy Scout Troop 60 Committee, the Salida Recreation Inc. board and on the Boy Scout District Committee. George loved camping, hunting and reading. George and his wife Corinne moved to Panama City, Fla., in August 1996. George is survived by his wife, Corinne, Panama City, Fla.; daughters, Tracy (Dave) Calloway, Oveida, Fla., and Cassandra (Ron) Spiegleman, Panama City; sons, Michael (Susie) Best, Littleton, and Steve (Tonie) Best, Salida. George is also survived by his grandchildren, Eric Best, Denver, Ty Best, Salida, Jared Best, Greeley, Leya, Daniel and Hannah Spiegleman, Panama City, Fla., and Kadi, Michelle and Jacob Calloway, Oveida, Fla. Mike and Susie Best are expecting their firstborn in February. It was George's wish to be cremated and his ashes scattered in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Rocky Mountain Council, Box 3292, Pueblo, Colo., 81005. Cards for Corinne can be sent to 1538-A Doty Circle, Panama City, Fla., 32404. A celebration of his life will be held at San Isabel at a later date to be announced. Family memorial services will be held in Panama City, Fla., and Littleton.

Best, Harry (Mrs.)
Mrs. Harry Best - Walsenburg World - January 5, 1904 - Mrs. Harry Best died Monday morning, Dec. 28, 1903, at Pictou, Colo., Mrs. Harry Best, of mountain fever, at the age of 30 years. Card of Thanks - I desire to express my thanks to the many friends who cared so tenderly for my wife during her recent illness and showed their sympathy in kind acts since her decease. Harry Best, Pictou, Colo.

Best, Teddy
Teddy Best - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 2005 - Teddy Best, 74, passed away Aug. 4, 2005, in Pueblo. Services in Raton, N.M.

Betase, Clara A.
Clara A. Betase - Sacramento Bee - October 14, 2004 - Clara A. Betase of North Sacramento, CA October 4, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank, in October 1990. Loved mother of Frank Betase, mother-in-law of Wenona Betase, grandmother of Shirley Betase Watson and Michael Betase, Jr. Great-grandmother of Christopher and John and great-great-grandmother of Hailey and Hannah. Clara was born in Trinidad, Colorado, where she grew up, attended Catholic Holy Trinity Schools, she loved sports, especially basketball. She moved to the Sacramento area in 1941 & in those early years she worked for Breuners and Del Monte Cannery. She was retired from McClellan Air Force Base as a Procurement Officer after 27 years of service. Recitation of the Rosary was held at the Nightingale-Gilmore Funeral Chapel last Thursday, October 7. Interment was made in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. St. Joseph Catholic Church, Officiating.

Betha, James
James Betha - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2004 - James Betha, 61. Cremation has taken place. Special thanks to the skilled nursing facility at Parkview Hospital for the care provided. Inurnment, Fort Logan National Cemetery. [No additional information available.]

Bethel, Alice I.
Alice I. Bethel - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 1999 - Alice I. Bethel, 91, passed away April 13, 1999. Survived by her sons, Jack Kness of Pueblo and Darrell (Virginia) Kness of Westcliffe, Colo.- brother, Herman Snodgrass of Arlington, Texas- four granddaughters- three great-grandsons- one great-granddaughter- and one great-great-grandson. Preceded in death by her husband, Ben Bethel on Oct. 3, 1985. Born June 30, 1907, in Horace, Kan. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 16, 1999, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Diane Bell officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Bethel, James Elmer
James Elmer Bethel - Yampa Leader - March 2, 1907 - While striking at a wounded rabbit with the butt of his shotgun, James Elmer Bethel of Pueblo, aged eighteen years, was killed by the accidental discharge of the weapon.

Bethke, Helen J.
Helen J. Bethke - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 1999 Helen J. - Bethke, born Jan. 9, 1908, went to be with her savior on Tuesday, March 9, 1999. She was preceded in death by beloved husband, George J. Bethke. Survived by brother, Earl (Katherine) Henry of Milwaukee, Wis. - son, Ret. Gen. Gerald H. (Phyl) Bethke of San Antonio, Texas- daughters, Joanna M. Hanson of Auburn, Wash., and Jeanne E. (Courtney) Graves of Pueblo West- nine grandchildren- and 12 great-grandchildren. Helen devoted her life to others. She was active in her home church in Milwaukee where she taught many years of Sunday school, led the youth group and sang in the church choir. She moved to Pueblo in 1982 and was a member of the Belmont Church of the Nazarene. Helen's wisdom, charm and faith were a source of inspiration to many. Service will be held on Friday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the T.G. McCarthy Chapel, 329Goodnight Avenue. Funeral services will be held at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield, Wis., on Sunday, March 14 at 3 p.m. The family respectfully requests that donations be made to the Gideon Bible Society, P.O. Box 1873,Pueblo, Colo. 81002 in memory of Helen J. Bethke

Betlack, Jesse
Jesse Betlack - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2006 - Bicyclist in fatal crash identified - Authorities have released the name of a bicyclist killed when he was struck by a car Wednesday north of town. State Patrol Cpl. Mike Hargrove said 63-year-old Jesse Betlack of La Junta died from injuries suffered when his bicycle was struck from behind by a vehicle on Colorado 109 about four miles north of town. According to a patrol report, the accident happened at about 5:30 a.m. near La Junta's Industrial Park. Betlack was traveling north in the right lane when he was struck by a car driven by Michael Maestas, 29, of Rocky Ford. Betlack was thrown into the air and was struck by the windshield of Maestas' vehicle before falling to the roadway. Betlack was pronounced dead at the scene by Otero County Coroner Bob Fowler. He was not wearing a helmet. Maestas was treated at the scene for minor injuries and was wearing a seat belt, the patrol reported. Hargrove said it took a while to find Betlack's next of kin because they live out of state. "We got a hold of his son who lives in Virginia - he (Betlack) was kind of a loner type so it was hard to find much information about him," Hargrove said. Hargrove said it appears that alcohol was not involved in the accident and an investigation is ongoing. He said no charges have been filed.

Bettis, Esther E.
Esther E. Bettis - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 1997 - Esther E. Bettis, a former Pueblo resident, departed this life Sept. 2, 1997, in Indianapolis, Ind. She was a retired supervisor for U.S. Government Department of Defense. She graduated from Central High School in 1937, also from Pueblo Junior College. Preceded in death by her parents, Andrew J. and Aurelia (Edwards) Bettis- a sister, Teresa Bettis- two brothers, Theophilus Bettis and Andrew Bettis. She leaves to cherish her memory two sisters, Juanita Johnson, Pueblo, and Beatrice Kennedy, Fairfield, Calif.- three nieces, Anne Ndiave, Newark, N.J., Lindia Bettis, Silver Springs, Md., and Teresa Tersy, West Orange, N.J.- two nephews, William A. Johnson III and Mark J. Kennedy, both of California- three grandnieces- six grandnephews- and other relatives and friends. , 1 p.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel, Rev. A. Charles Langston officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Negro College Fund or The National Council of Negro Women.

Bettis, Wiley
Wiley Bettis - Aspen Tribune – April 29, 1901 – Wiley Bettis died in a hospital at Pueblo on the 24th inst. from an attack of pneumonia. Mr. Bettis was an old resident of this city. For a number of years he was porter in Clark & Denman's grocery store on Galena Street. About seven years ago his wife died, and afterwards his mind was affected, and it was considered dangerous to leave him alone with his children. He had a trial in the county court and was adjudged insane and was taken to Pueblo and placed in the asylum. He remained in the asylum about five years, most of the time helping in the cooking department of that institution, and when the new management took charge about a year ago he was discharged as cured. Since then he has been working in Pueblo as a laborer, until the time of his death. Mr. Bettis was a slave until Abraham Lincoln's proclamation made him a free man, and he then joined the Union army and remained in the service until the end of the war. He leaves a family of three grown up daughters and two boys, the youngest 10 years of age. Mr. Bettis was 74 years of age.

Betts, Karol Kaye
Karol Kaye Betts - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2005 - Karol Kaye Betts, 61, passed away April 10, 2005. Survived by her children, Brian Betts, Kim (John) Warren and Michael Betts; sisters, Glenda Mikita and Bonnie Spoden; grandchildren, Brandi, John and Steven Warren, Renden and Riley Sanchez, all of Pueblo; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Gladys and Bernard Chingway. Karol was born Sept. 27, 1943, in Pueblo. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. She also had a tender heart for animals. At her request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Betz, Ronald Lee
Ronald Lee Betz – Pueblo Chieftain – October 18, 2006 - Ronald Lee Betz, 82, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 15, 2006. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Jean (Mendenhall); and children, Linda (Chuck) Yoos, Ron (Kay) Betz, Audrey (Gil) McGregor and Rick (Anita) Betz; brothers, Wilbur (Joan) Betz and Merle (Nell) Betz; sister-in-law, Louise Organ; 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Ronald retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. He also was an active member of First Baptist Church for over 50 years, serving his Lord in many areas. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church, Ninth and Grand. Donations may be made in memory of Ronald to the Kidney Foundation through the funeral home.

Beuchat, Livia A.
Livia A. Beuchat - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - April 5, 2004 - Livia A. Beuchat, 94, died April 2, 2004 in Trinidad. She was born December 4, 1909 in Berwind, Colo. to Angelo Toller Montenaga De Pine and Josephine Sitton Canzilino, both of Trento, Austria. She graduated from Berwind Canyon High School in 1928. She attended Trinidad State Junior College for one year. She attended summer school at the Colorado State Teachers College in Greeley. She was a school teacher at Bear Canyon Elementary School for 16 years. She was a mine clerk for Bear Canyon Coal Company until the mine closed. She was the Postmaster at Vallorso, Colo. for seven years. She worked at Colorado Foods at Jansen for one year. She worked at Trinidad Power and Light office for five years. She volunteered teaching crafts at the senior center for 40 years. She is preceded in death by her husband Charles Beuchat. She is survived by her daughter Dolores Martin, Golden; four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and many cousins. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 6, 2004 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A rosary will be held on Wednesday, April 7 at 9 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Gene Renard S.J. officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be George Crichton, Tony Massarotti, Joe Micheli, Rudy Zuech, Joe Bilotti and Mike Martin. The family of Livia A Beuchet has entrusted the arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Beurman, Mildred L.
Mildred L. Beurman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2003 - Mildred L. Beurman, 96, passed away Nov. 13, 2003. She is preceded in death by her husband, William F. Beurman; and her daughter, Millie Heuett. She is survived by her sons, Bill (Rose) Beurman and Albert Beurman, all of Pueblo; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in her memory to the Wesley United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

Bevans, Betty
Betty Bevans - Huerfano World - January 29, 2004 - Betty Bevans, 79, descendant of a Colorado pioneer family, passed away on Jan. 15, 2004, in Littleton. She is survived by her five children and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, one of whom will continue to reside at the family homestead. Private family service to be held. Contributions may be made to Colorado Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 681, LaJunta, CO 81050 or Colorado Fellowship of Christian Cowboys, PO Box 3010, Colorado Springs, CO 80934.

Bevans, Roy
Roy Bevans - Huerfano World - May 17, 2001 - Roy Bevans died May 12, 2001. He was born Dec. 2, 1922. A private family service was held at Fort Logan Cemetery in Englewood. The family requests no flowers. Friends may make donations to Boys Ranch in La Junta or Fellowship of Christian Cowboys, Box 3010, Colorado Springs, in memory of Roy.

Bevil, Dora Varnado
Dora Varnado Bevil - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2004 - Dora Varnado Bevil, Born Feb. 29, 1904 in Ducett, Texas. Peacefully passed away on Sept. 22, 2004 at the age of 100. Preceded in death by her first husband John Varnado and second husband Andrew Bevil, along with her four loving sisters. She leaves her two daughters Imogene (O.D. Parsons) and Bonnie (Jim Riley), four Grandchildren, ten Great Grandchildren, and two Great Great Grandchildren. Service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. at Imperial Funeral Home. Burial service will be at Magnolia Cemetery in Dayton, Texas.

Bevill, Wanda Lee
Wanda Lee (Blincoe) Bevill - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2002 - Wanda Lee (Blincoe) Bevill, 68, of Loveland, formerly of Pueblo, died June 9, 2002. Survived by husband, Eldon Ray Bevill; and three daughters, Wanda Marlene French, Teresa Ann Bade and Lisa Kay Severence. Funeral, 10 a.m. June 14, Howe Mortuary, Longmont, (303) 776-2434.

Bevington, Clarence Jr.
Clarence J. Bevington – Los Angeles Times - March 14, 2003 – Clarence J. Bevington, 84, passed away on July 20, 2003 in Long Beach, California. He was born Sept. 3rd 1918 in Pueblo, CO. A long time real estate broker. He graduated from Humboldt State College with a degree in Biology. He also attended Stanford University. His career as a Marine biologist ended due to an injury accident. He leaves behind his ex-wife, Neva Bevington of Seal Beach, CA. His long time companion Carmen Blas of Long Beach, CA and his brother Jim Bevington of San Clemente, CA. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2003 at the All Souls Mortuary Chapel in Long Beach, CA.

Bevsek, Harry F.
Harry F. Bevsek - Huerfano World - May 3, 1990 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Harry F. Bevsek who died two years ago, May 1, 1988. - Verse - Sadly missed by wife and family.

Bewley, Ervin L.
Ervin L. Bewley - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2003 - Ervin L. Bewley, 82, passed away Aug. 11, 2003. Born Dec. 7, 1920, in Vilas, Colo., to William L. and Zeddie Scobee Bewley who preceded him in death along with his brother, Archie; and son, Gary L. Bewley. Survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Lois Humphrey Bewley; sons, Jim (Martha) of Pueblo, Bill of Pueblo; daughters, Kay of Pueblo, and Bonnie of Diamond Bar, Calif.; grandson, Mitchell (Lori) of Pueblo; great-grandchildren, Jason, Jacob and Brooke; brother, Loyd of Pueblo West; sister, Wilma Heuett of Pueblo; and other relatives. Ervin has been a Pueblo resident since 1926. He served in the U.S. Army 542nd Engineer Division from Jan. 1945 to June 1946. Ervin retired from CF&I Coke Plant as foreman after 26 years of service. Ervin enjoyed camping and traveling with family and friends. He also was a talented musician who enjoyed playing the guitar with his brothers. Ervin enjoyed his church family at Southwest Church of Christ where he was a member. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Multiple Sclerosis Society or the American Lung Association through the funeral home in his memory.

Bewley, Lois Marie
Lois Marie Bewley - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 2005 - Lois Marie Bewley, 87, passed away April 30, 2005. Born Aug. 19, 1917, in Oxley, Mo., to James I. and Jettie Humphrey, who preceded her in death, along with her loving husband, Ervin; and son, Gary; brothers, Paul, Hartford and Bob; and sister, Maudie Mae. Survived by daughters, Kay and Bonnie; sons, Jim (Martha) and Bill; grandson, Mitch (Lori); great-grandchildren, Jason, Jacob, Brooke and Mitchell; sisters, Jane (Loren) Kenser and Jimmie Mae (Glen) Rideout; brother, Herman Harris; sister-in-law, Wilma Heuett; and brother-in-law, Loyd (Pat) Bewley. She had a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends whom she loved very much. Lois had lived in Fairdealing, Mo., where her family had a farm, before moving to Pueblo to join her beloved brother, Paul. She especially enjoyed traveling, camping and family gatherings with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family members. She enjoyed baking, cooking, puzzles, gardening, traveling and spending time with her family, friends and neighbors. Lois enjoyed her church family at Southwest Church of Christ, where she was a longtime member. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, and funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday; both at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the American Lung Association, Multiple Sclerosis Society or to the Children's Home of your choice through the funeral home office.

Bewley, Pat Shumaker
Pat Shumaker Bewley - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2006 - Pat Shumaker Bewley, 75, passed away June 5, 2006. Survived by her husband, Loyd Bewley; children, Betty (Sam) Pannunzio, Carol (Jim) De Isla; grandchildren, Samuel A., Stacy and Leslie Pannunzio; great-grandson, Phillip Pannunzio; brother, Charles Hackworth; nephew, Lance Hackworth; stepdaughters, Linda (Charles) Cochran, Zetta (Roy) Denno, Sue (Doug) Barton; numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and her loving dog, "Tippy." Preceded in death by her first husband, Robert W. Shumaker; and infant sister, Betty Lou Hackworth. Pat was a longtime member of Southwest Church of Christ. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Southwest Church of Christ. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Casa de Esperanza Children's Home through the Southwest Church of Christ.

Bezona, Paul Gerald
Paul Gerald Bezona - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2005 - Paul Gerald Bezona died Sept. 11, 2005, following a battle with cancer. He was 81. Bezona was born in Casper, Wyo., on Sept. 10, 1924, the second child of 10 born to Otto E. and Ida Rebecca Bezona. He grew up on the family homestead in Granada, Colo., fostering an interest in horses while helping his family with a wheat and cattle operation. He was a 1943 graduate of Granada High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served as a radio man/tailgunner. While stationed in Florida, he started a lifelong fascination with music and taught himself to play the guitar and several other stringed instruments. On Dec. 17, 1948, he married Mary Ilene Pearson in Raton, N.M. The couple continued residence in Granada, where two daughters, Tecla and Teala, were born. The couple then moved to Pinon, Colo., where he was employed at the Pueblo Ordinance Depot and then eventually as a ranch hand and horse trainer for the Phelps Ranch. Bezona was a key motivator in the creation of the Pinon Saddle Club. He competed at the local rodeos in various events, with a special fondness for calf roping. The couple then laid roots in Pueblo on Highway 78 where two more daughters, Talca and Tonya, were born and where they lived for 22 years. During this time, Bezona continued his affiliation with animals and bred, trained and sold horses. He also continued his interest in music and when his daughters shared this interest, they formed a band. With the name of Paul and the Three T's, the band played area dances and occasions in the 1960s and '70s. Bezona retired from the CF&I Steel Corp., ending a 30-year career in which he worked in the boiler shop. At the time of his death, he was an active member of the CF&I Old Timers Organization and the Eagles Lodge No. 145. He was a previous member of the Minnequa University Club and was an accomplished hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto E. and Ida Rebecca Bezona; brothers, Scott E., Richard E. (Joyce) and C. Dean. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary I. Bezona; daughters, Tecla D. (Ernie) Chamblin, Teala D. Bezona (Tony), Talca D. (George) Woods, Tonya D. (Tony) Pinelle; grandchildren, Paulette (Shayne) O. Hotto, Clint (Kris) Chamblin, Georgette (David) Book, Brandie Bezona, Shanalee McGhee, Tarah (Jim) Damgaard, Nicki Pinelle, Chris Pinelle; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Alfred A., Boyd D. (Norma Jean), Roy Lee (Judy); sisters, Lois I. Wieman, Lola L. Brooks, Betty L. (Jesse) Melton; sisters-in-law, Lois A. Bezona and C. Jeanne Bezona, and their families. Paul will be remembered as a generous, hard-working, loving father, husband and family man as well as a kind friend. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, at the funeral home. The casket will be closed at the church. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, First Church of God, 528 W. Abriendo St., with Pastor Danny Bryant officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Those who desire may make memorials to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Bibbe, Claude
Claude Bibbe - Akron Pioneer Press - August 10, 1918 - Claude Bibbe, age 18 years, of Pueblo, died in a Rocky Ford hospital following an automobile accident that occurred between that city and Manzanola, when the auto truck in which he and three young ladies were going to Rocky ford went into a ditch.

Bibbs, Van
Van Bibbs - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - January 20, 1922 - Pueblo - Two men are dead as a result of two accidents on the railroads here. Jesus Miranda, a pinlead, 3,700,000 pounds of copper, and Western railroad, was killed when he was struck by a fast passenger train three miles west of here. A negro, said to be known as Van Bibbs, was fatally hurt when he fell between two cars of a moving Santa Fe freight train in the Pueblo yards.

Bibby, Beulah Dean
Beulah Dean Bibby - Pueblo Chieftain - July 2, 2004 - Beulah Dean Bibby, 77, departed this life and went to be with the Lord on June 29, 2004. She was born Jan. 10, 1927, in Luther, Okla., to the union of Alvin and Matilda Duffey Sr. She is survived by her husband; 2 children; grandchildren; sister; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and her church family. Preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ina Duffey and Alvin Duffey Jr.; a sister, Edith Duffey Edwards. To her family, Beulah was a very strong, loving, kind and generous person, and will be missed. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. today. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, with the Rev. John Wayne Richardson officiating. Interment Imperial Memorial Gardens. [This obit incomplete per family request. Complete obituary may be obtained from Pueblo City-County Library District, http://www.pueblolibrary.org/]

Bibernik, Joe
Joe Bibernik - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: Joe Bibernik is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists Joe Bibernik as an Austrian, age 25, and married with one surviving child. He was working as a "rollerman" for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete coverage of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html

Biby, Charles Raymond
Charles Raymond Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - September 1988 - Charles Raymond Biby passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Tuesday evening Sept. 19, 1988, after a long illness.  He was born in Grant County, Okla., Nov. 26, 1911, to Charles W. and Sarah Biby.  Survived by his wife Mabel of the family home; his children, Phillis (Gary) Caffee; Charles R. Biby and Linda (Herbert) Romero, all of Pueblo; seven grandchildren and one great- granddaughter.  Also survived by brothers, Roscoe (Vivian) Biby; of Fulton, MO; Glee (Juanita) Biby of Pueblo West; sisters, Lena Schmitz, Medford, Okla.; Nancy (Ernest) Earle, Nevada, MO; Enid Utley of McMinnville, Ore. and Anna (Robert) Leffler, Pueblo; four sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by twin infants; parents; a grandson; three brothers; Harry, Glenn and Wayne; and a sister, Lola Wiggs.  He was baptized in the Christian Church as a child. Biby was a carpenter in Pueblo for many years, retiring in 1976.  He bowled for many years and loved to fish and hunt.  Services 1 p.m. Friday.  George McCarthy Historic Chapel with Chaplain Don Thurn, St. Mary-Corwin Hospital officiating.  Internment, Mt. View Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the home.

Biby, Charles Walter
Charles Walter Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - July 1949 - Charles Walter Biby, Thursday, July 14, 1949 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. E. Wiggs, Rt. 2 Box 535, Pueblo.  Late of the family home, 2040 Spruce.  Husband of Sarah H. Biby.  Father of Harry, Roscoe, Raymond, Glee, Wayne, Mrs. Robert Leffler, all of Pueblo; Mrs. Ray Sissim, Walker, Missouri, Mrs. Roland Utley, Kincaid, Kansas, Mrs. Ralph Schmitz, Medford, Okla., and the late Glenn Allen Biby, who died Sept. 7, 1946. Brother of Rufus Biby, Wakita, Okla., and Mrs. Hoova McGee, Anthony, Kan. Grandfather of 38 and great grandfather of two.  For many years a member of the Christian Church, a resident of Pueblo for the past 12 years.  Services 2 p.m. Monday at Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. M. M. Mott, Pastor of Park Hill Christian Church officiating.  To Valhalla Memorial Park.

Biby, Charlotte
Charlotte Biby - Akron Pioneer Press - February 3, 1922 - Frank Biby, 27 years old, found guilty of the murder of his bride of three weeks, Charlotte Biby, Aug. 8, 1921, has been sentenced to twenty-five to thirty years imprisonment by Judge J. Strimble of the district court here. Even with time allowed for good behavior the sentence means that Biby will have to spend nineteen or twenty years in prison. He thanked the court for a fair trial.

Biby, Clarence E.
Clarence E. Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2006 - Clarence E. Biby, passed away July 7, 2006, in Pueblo. Clarence was born Dec. 24, 1928, in Sand Creek, Okla., one of nine children to Glen and Tula Biby. He was employed as a meat cutter for many years before his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, camping, his trips to Cripple Creek and he especially enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events. His survivors include his wife of 55 years, Patricia; son, David (Laurie) Biby; daughters, Sharon (Bill) Santilli, Cathy Chain; grandchildren, Mike (Kim), Kenneth (Donna), John (Patti), Donna, Lorrie, Sarah and Amie; eight great-grandchildren; his brother, Donald Biby; and sisters, Ellen Amidon, Susan (Paul) Urenda and Shirley (Dale) Lough, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation for Mr. Biby will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery.

Biby, Edward
Edward Biby - Pueblo Chieftain June 24, 1924 - Edward Biby, aged 57 years, a resident of Pueblo for the past twenty-four years, and a watchman at the steel works, died at a local hospital early Tuesday morning.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Biby, one son, Frank Biby, one daughter Mrs. J. M. Berta, and one grandson, Leroy D. Masterson, all residing at the family home: 2519 Cedar Street; one brother, A. J. Biby of Pueblo; Mrs. Gertrude Waldy of Los Angeles Calif.  He was a member of Camp No 36, Woodman of the World of Lamar. The funeral will -----

Biby, Glee
Glee Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 2000 - Glee Biby passed away Jan. 7, 2000, in Pueblo. He was 78. Glee was a very active and accomplished horseshoe pitcher. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Juanita; children, Robert, Connie and Nancy; grandchildren, Mike Johnson, Diane, Robby; sisters, Ann (Bob) Leffler, Enid Brown; nieces, nephews and many friends. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. There will be no public viewing or service.

Biby, Harry James
Harry James Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - August 6, 1966 - Harry James Biby, father of three sons.  Son of Mr. & Mrs. Harry Biby of the family home, 1815 W. 31 St. & grandson of  Mrs. Sarah Biby, both of Pueblo;  Sisters: Mrs. Winifred Kreider of Fowler, Colo.; and Mrs. Natalie Pearce, Beulah, Colo.; Brother,  Billy C. Biby of Pueblo. Uncle of several.  Member of Park Hill Christian Church.  Pueblo resident since 1937. A United States Army veteran.  A construction worker employed at MST&T addition project.  Services at 10 a.m. Monday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Warren Hile Sr., interim pastor of his church, officiating.  To Pueblo Memorial Gardens.

Biby, Howard D.
Howard D. Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - November 03, 1997 - Howard D. Biby passed away Nov. 1, 1997, at his home in Pueblo West. He was born on Feb. 26, 1935, in Sand Creek, Okla., and had been a Pueblo resident since 1996. His survivors include his children, Patricia (Joe) Garcia, Robert (Kathy) Biby, Glen (Debbie) Biby, Linda Biby and Larry (Crystal) Biby- grandchildren, Floyd, Wendy, Brianna, Crystal, Kenneth, Allen, Annmarie, Jaycee and Kye- brothers, Clarence, Donald, Willard and Vaughn Biby- sisters, Ellen Amidon, Shirley Lough and Suzann Urenda- as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation for Mr. Biby will be held from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1997, at the mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with interment to follow in the Roselawn Cemetery.

Biby, Lorena H.
Lorena H. Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2006 - Lorena H. Biby, 100, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 14, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Harry H. Biby; son, Harry J. Biby; and daughter, Nita N. Pearce. Survived by her daughter, Winifred (Billy) Kreider; son, Billy C. (Delores) Biby; 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 22 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Biby, Lottie B.
Mrs. Lottie B. Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 1927 - Mrs. Lottie B. Biby age 43 years died at a local hospital Wednesday, Aug 31.  She is survived by here husband, A. J. Biby, of the family home of 1706 West Eighteenth and six children:  Mrs. Francis ____ood; Mrs. Gertrude Scott; Howard; Mable; Edward and Waldy Biby, all of the family home; five sisters and two brothers.  Mrs. Biby was a member of the Irving Place Christian Church.  The body is being cared for at the Davis Mortuary.

Biby, Mable L.
Mable L. Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - December 06, 2001 - Mable L. Biby, 84, born July 4, 1917, in Crawford Uniontown, Ark., to Kenneth and Rosa Edmiston, passed away Dec. 4, 2001. She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Biby; and son, Charles Biby. Survived by daughters, Phyllis (Gary) Caffey and Linda (David) Trinkline; grandchildren, Sandra (Felix) Roldan, Lynn Caffey, Larry (Becki) Caffey, Paul (Becky) Romero, Tim (Candida) Romero and Samuel (Julie) Biby, Cathy Mead; great-grandchildren, Sherie Caffey, Craig Caffey, Kelli Romero, Tyler Romero, Samuel Mead, Dylon Rose Biby and Hanna Biby; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Biby, Marion Andrew
Marion Andrew Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 1922 - Marion Andrew Biby, age 7 years died at the family home, 1706 West Eighteenth Street, Thursday morning.  He is survived by his father and mother, Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Biby, three brothers, Howard, Edward and Waldy; three sisters, Frances, Gertrude and Mable. He was a grandson of the late F. M. Berry of Beulah. Body is being cared for by the United Davis-Vories undertaking company. Funeral announcements will be made later.  The funeral of Marion Andrew Biby took place Monday afternoon at 2:00 Friday at the Irving Place Church of Christ.  Rev. Thos. P. Carey conducted the services.  Mrs. G. G. Fletcher, Mrs. C. Merritt, Mrs. J. E. Hicox, Mrs. A. E. Brechenridge and Mrs. E. Morris accompanied by Mrs. C. Morris sang "Precious Jewels" "Beautiful Isle" and "Home of the Soul".  The pall bearers were Kenneth Gravatt, Alpheus Eddy, Arthur Riley and Carl McGee.  The flower bearers were Mary Eddy, Minerva Brown, Rebecca Fairchild And Jesse Theilbar.  Internment was made in Mountain View Cemetery.

Biby, Nicole Terese
Nicole Terese Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 1999 - Nicole Terese Biby, 15, of Rocky Ford, died peacefully at her home on Aug. 21, 1999. For twelve months Nicole had courageously fought cancer. Her suffering brought her closer to God. Nicole was born to Ronald and Patricia Biby on July23, 1984, in Pueblo. She was a student at Rocky Ford High School. She was a member of the class of 2003. Nicole was thoughtful and generous, a loving daughter and faithful friend. The lives she touched have been enriched by her presence. Nicole is survived by her mother, Patricia Biby, of the family home-her grandparents, Ray and Nancy Lutz of Pueblo, and Don Biby of Pueblo- aunts and uncles include, Kathy (Steve) Bergs of South Africa, Bob (Tamara) Lutz of Englewood, Dan (Susy) Lutz of Ft. Collins, Mary (Bill) Gwinn of San Diego, Calif., Dan (Carol) Biby of Pueblo West and Chris Biby of Pueblo. She is also survived by her best friend, Erica Hutton- cousins- and numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father. Funeral services will be held at the William Gobin Community Building in Rocky Ford. Vigil for the deceased will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Father John Farley will officiate. Organist will be Betty Jo Thomas, with Cynthia O'Lane and Dani Hollis as soloists. Casket bearers are Greg Hutton, Gary Dabney, Dave DeLong, Jeremy Apodaca and Jim Milenski. In lieu of flowers and food, memorials may be made to Children's Medical Center, Denver, Colo., directly or through the funeral home.

Biby, Vaughn Allen
Vaughn Allen Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 1999 - Vaughn Allen Biby passed away April 4, 1999, in Bullhead City, Ariz. Vaughn was born July 15, 1944, the youngest son of Glenn and Tula Biby. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Cliff and Howard. He leaves to mourn his passing- brothers, Clarence (Pat) and Donald Biby, both of Pueblo, Willard of California- sisters, Ellen (Al) Amidon of Pueblo, Shirley (Dale) Lough of Arizona, and Susan (Paul) Urenda of Pueblo- as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who love him dearly. Visitation for Mr. Biby will be held from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Monday, April 12, 1999, and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 1999, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Harold Tuttle officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends at 2230 Hillside Road following the service.

Biby, Willard
Willard (Bub) Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2004 - Willard (Bub) Biby passed away in Fullerton, Calif. Preceeded in death by father and mother, Glen and Tula Biby, wife Frankie, son Brian, brothers, Cliff, Howard and Vaughn Allen. Survived by Daughter Brenda and Son Vaughn of Fullerton. Brothers Clarence and Don Biby and sisters, Ellen Amidon, Shirley Lough and Susan Urenda.

Bick, John
John Bick - Walsenburg World - January 11, 1912 - Died at Ideal, Colo., December 22, 1911, John Bick age 42 years.

Bickerton, Marion Francis
Marion Francis Bickerton - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 1999 - Marion Francis Bickerton, born March 2, 1911, passed away in Pueblo April 9, 1999. Survived by daughter, Patty Herms (Joe Kent) of Pueblo- son, John (Gail) Bickerton- two granddaughters, Jennifer (Kevin) Johnson, Darcy (Charles) Farmer- and five great-grandchildren, all of St. Louis, Mo. - several nieces and nephews also survive. She was a member of Central Christian Church, where she was a secretary for 22 years. Visitation at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, Monday, April 12, 1999, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rev. William Carson officiating. There will be a private graveside interment at Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad.

Bickford, Emma Belle
Emma Belle Stone Bickford - Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 1960 - Emma Belle Stone Bickford, Dec. 8. Mother of Kenneth V. Stone of the family home, 817 W. 15th, and Earl S. Stone, San Francisco, Calif. Grandmother of Mrs. Patrica Weldon, Pueblo and Douglas G. Stone, Tampa, Fla. Great-grandmother of three. Sister of Mrs. Mary Swabb and Thomas H. Bruner, both of Pueblo and Miss Carrie Bruner, San Francisco, Calif.; Mrs. Susie Thompson, Bridgeport, Neb., and Walter Bruner, Santa Monica, Calif. Member of the Pueblo Divine Science Church. A resident of Pueblo since 1904. Her husband Edward James Bickford died July 12, 1957. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Edward Hagan officiating. To Mountain View.

Bickley, Joyce R.
Joyce R. Bickley - Rocky Mountain News - July 21, 1993 - Joyce R. Bickley, 81, of Wheat Ridge died July 15. Services will be at noon Sunday, July 25, in Maple Grove Park. The body was cremated. Mrs. Bickley was born in Rouse. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, George; a daughter, Lynn Quinn of Denver; two sons, Robert of Phoenix and George of Longmont; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Contributions: Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Biddle, Estelle C. Yarberry
Estelle C. Yarberry Biddle – Pueblo Chieftain – May 11, 1977 - Mrs. Estelle C. (Yarberry) Biddle, lifetime Pueblo County resident and member of pioneer Pueblo County family, late of 911 E. 14th passed away Parkview Episcopal Hospital, May 10, 1977, following lengthy illness. Mrs. Biddle was preceded in death by her husbands, Ayers Burnett, 1916, and Charles H. Biddle, Aug. 25, 1952. Member, Central Christian Church. Survived by four children: Mrs. Dorothy E. Ritchey, 906 W. 15th, where family may be contacted, Clarence A. Burnett, Pueblo, Mrs. Blanch A. Jones, Metuchen, NJ, and John G. Burnett, Pueblo. One sister, Mrs. Edna Burgess, Pueblo, also survives, as do 8 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Services 10 a.m. Friday, T.G. McCarthy Rose chapel, with the Rev. Charles Whitmer, pastor, Central Christian Church, officiating. Interment Mountain View.

Biddle, Orma
Orma Biddle - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2001 - Orma Biddle passed away Jan. 19, 2001, in Pueblo. Orma was born April 9, 1907, in Fort Morgan, Colo., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. His survivors include his cousins, Lucille Walters and John Metz, both of Pueblo. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Private interment will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Biddle, T. V.
T. V. Biddle – Yuma Pioneer – August 16, 1901 – T. V. Biddle, living on the Beulah road about six miles southwest of Pueblo, was killed by a bolt of lightning that come down the chimney of his house, on the afternoon of August 10th. His wife, infant daughter, and a friend visiting at the time, were stunned by the shock but were otherwise not injured.

Biege, Addamae
Addamae "Dawn" Biege - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2005 - Addamae "Dawn" Biege, 78, passed away Nov. 13, 2005. Survived by her husband of 61 years, Clarence "Oscar" Biege; children, Margaret (Keith) Naumann of Rye, Kathryn (Johnny C.) Florez of Pueblo, Jenny (Anthony) Steffani of Pueblo, Shelley (Earl) Brown of Beulah and Marilyn Biege of Pueblo; siblings, Roberta Johnson, Lorna (Tony) Romero and Robert Steyer, all of Pueblo, and John (Erlynn) Steyer of Lakewood, Colo.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, Arch and Louise Thompson; and brother, Grover Steyer. Dawn was born Feb. 28, 1927, in Pueblo. She and Oscar were married Oct. 3, 1944, in Raton, N.M. Dawn was an avid artist and musician. She also enjoyed cooking and reading. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends and relatives from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. There will be no public viewing at the church. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 W. Evans, with Pastor Randy Bolt officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Biehn, Michael Jon
Michael Jon Biehn – Huerfano World – April 13, 2006 – Michael Jon Biehn was born in Mankato, Minnesota on January 17, 1952 at St. Joseph's Hospital and passed away peacefully at his home in Pueblo, on March 29, 2006 at 11:15 a.m. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1970. He served in the U. S. Army in 1972. He moved to Pueblo in 1978, because he loved the mountains. He was employed at Overhead Door for several years and recently for DNL garage door with Lance Guarenti, his boss, best friend and confidant. He would like his favorite sister-in-law Lori to know he'll miss her as our favorite roommate. He was preceded in death by his father, Burdette "Babe" Biehn; his grandmother, Wallburga Beer; and his sister, Marion Douglas. He is survived by his wife and soul mate, Betty Ann Cruz; his mother, Grace Beer-Biehn; his only daughter, Angela Biehn-Stone; son-in-law, Timothy Stone; step-daughter, Angela Dawn (Scott) Reed; step-son, Paul Wayne Cruz; grandchildren, Brandon, Brianne and Tyler Stone and Noelle and Ryan Reed; siblings, Sonny and Dawn Biehn, Phyllis and Les Sneider, Gary Biehn, Jim Bob and Karen Biehn. "Rat" was famous for his green Chili and he looked forward to Sundays, when he could play golf with the boys. Funeral Mass was held 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at St. Mary Church, 307 E. Mesa, Pueblo, officiant Fr. Ben Bacino, musician, Tony Ortega. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Eduardo R. Pajon Jr. M. D., Colorado Cancer Research program, a national cancer institute sponsored program, 2253 S. Oneida St., 3rd. Floor, Suite B. Denver, CO 80224-2522, in memory of Michael Jon Biehn. "Remember me with smiles and laughter for that is how I will remember all of you."

Bieker, Bernard H.
Bernard H. Bieker - Pueblo Chieftain - June 04, 2001 - Bernard H. Bieker, 60, passed away June 4, 2001. Survived by his wife, Mona K. Bieker, of the family home; mother, Dorothy Bieker; children, Todd Bieker, David Bieker and Leslie (Tim) Holcomb, all of Pueblo; honorary daughter, Leana Leffler; siblings, Jerry Bieker, John Bieker, Floyd Bieker, Hermenia Grey, Betty Buck, Helen Bieker; and special brother-in-law, Joe Buck. Also survived by grandchildren, Kyle Sparks, Stephanie Bieker and Sarrah Bieker; and close friend, John Anderson. Born Jan. 31, 1941, in Fort Smith, Ark., and was a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring as an engine foreman for the Santa Fe Railroad. There will be no viewing. Service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 7, 2001, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Father Ervin Schmidt officiating. Private entombment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, those who desire may make memorials to the American Cancer Society for cancer research or the St. Jude's Children's Hospital, through the funeral home.

Bier, Maryann C.
Maryann C. Bier - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2004 - Maryann C. Bier, 64, a Pueblo resident for the past 25 years, passed away on Jan. 18, 2004. She was born on Nov. 1, 1939, to the union of Adolph and Marion Lenning in Lisbon, N.D. Maryann was employed by Innotrac as a customer service representative, and her hobbies included gardening, reading, current events, politics and spending time with her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her father. Maryann leaves to cherish her memory sons, Raymond (Pam) Bier of Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Eric (Audra) Bier of Westminster, Colo.; daughter, Lori (Guadalupe) Sisneros of Lakewood, Colo.; mother, Marion Lenning of Carmichael, Calif.; siblings, June Dustan of Camino, Calif., Jeri Lund and Tom Lenning, both of Carmichael, Calif.; beloved companion, Richard Kreutzer of Pueblo, Colo. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, at First Congregational United Church of Christ with the Rev. Randy Wilcher officiating. Private interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Biernacki, Leroy F.
Leroy F. Biernacki - Caρon City Daily Record – October 9, 2004 – Leroy F. Biernacki, 83, died Oct. 4, 2004 in Walsenburg. Mr. Biernacki was born Nov. 2, 1920, in Miniola, Kan., to Frank and Rose (Wolf) Biernacki.

Bieser, Claudine
Claudine Bieser - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2006 - Leap kills man, 94; woman who drank gasoline, 55, dies - The county coroner lists both deaths as suicides - A 94-year-old man fell to his death Saturday from a third-story window of his assisted-living center, and a 55-year-old woman in a separate case died after publicly drinking gasoline last week, according to officials. The Pueblo County Coroner's office reported both deaths as suicides. At 6:35 a.m. Kenneth Bert Wiley was pronounced dead at the scene of Alterra Wynwood, 4723 Surfwood Ave., according to Coroner James Kramer. Wiley had been living there since April. According to police, Wiley had told his family, "no one should live this long." Wiley fell after he used a pocket knife to cut and remove the screen from a hall window on the third floor, according to a report by Cpl. Gilbert Ladrini of the Pueblo Police Department. A Community Organization for Victims Assistance was called to help those who witnessed the scene. Claudine Bieser died at 12:55 p.m. at Parkview Medical Center. Kramer said she died of a "combination of gas ingestion and respiratory and renal failure." On Wednesday Bieser bought almost a gallon of gas from Loaf 'N Jug on Fourth Street and Abriendo Avenue, and then walked to the intersection of Carlile Place and Wilson Avenue, where residents watched in disbelief as she began drinking the gas. She had been a resident of the adult assisted-living center Golden Gate Manor, 606 W. Abriendo Ave.

Biffanelli, Pietro
Pietro Biffanelli - Grand Valley News - October 6, 1910 - Pietro Biffanelli was killed in the Berwind mine at Trinidad Friday by falling from a motor car.

Bigelow, Dora
Dora Bigelow - Pueblo Chieftain - December 8, 1978 - Dora Bigelow, late of St. Charles Mesa, passed away Dec. 7, 1978, in a Canon City Nursing Home. She was the mother of Mrs. Dorothy Larsen of Denver, Margaret Humphrey of Redding, Calif., and Jessie Bigelow of Littleton; sister of Ernestine Baker and Leona Zimmerman, both of Pueblo, Irene Liscomb of Los Angeles, Calif., and Earl Allen of Denver. Also survived by three grandchildren. She was a member of Grace Community Church, St. Charles Mesa. She had been a member of DAR of Pueblo and a member of the Republican Party, serving as vice chairman from 1958-1965. In 1959, Mrs. Bigelow was voted Colorado homemaker of the year by the County Extension Service. She was the first woman appointed to the office of Public Trustee of Pueblo by Gov. John A. Love. She was active in Home Demonstration Clubs, 4-H work and Red Cross service. She was born Jan. 14, 1899, in Albuquerque, N.M. and had been a Pueblo County resident since childhood. Preceded in death by her husband, Jesse A. Bigelow, who passed away Feb. 24, 1970. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Davis Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ron Arbogast officiating, First Baptist Church. Interment, Beulah Cemetery, Beulah. Mrs. Bigelow will lie in state Sunday at the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Bigelow, Earnest C.
Earnest C. Bigelow - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 1998 - Earnest C. Bigelow, 83, of Lamar, died Sept. 12, 1998. Graveside funeral services and burial, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Valley Memorial, Lamar Chapel. Memorial contributions to the P.M.C. Home Health Care or the American Cancer Society.

Bigelow, Jesse A.
Jesse A. Bigelow - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 1970 - Jesse A. Bigelow, died unexpectedly Feb. 24, 1970. Husband of Dora A. Bigelow of the family home, Route 1, Box 756. Father of Dorothy Larsen, Denver; Jesse D. Bigelow, Littleton; and Margaret E. Humphrey, Redding, Calif. Grandfather of three. Brother of Arthur G. Bigelow, Livingston, Mont. Member of Grace Community Church; trustee of Pueblo County Fire Board for eight years and was retired. Born July 6, 1898 in Custer County. Resident for past 52 years of Pueblo County where he ranched and was employed by CF&I Steel Corp. from 1935 until 1961. Services 10 a.m., Thursday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Claron Edwards officiating. Graveside services 11:30 a.m. at Beulah Cemetery.

Bigelow, Leo A.
Leo A. Bigelow - Huerfano World - May 11, 2000 - Leo A. Bigelow, 69, of Walsenburg, died May 6, 2000. He recently resigned as City of Walsenburg Building Inspector, because of ill health. Mr. Bigelow was born in Wichita, Kansas, January 12, 1931. He married Marilyn Curry in 1953. He was a retired aerospace engineer with Martin Marietta and a member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, of the family home in Walsenburg; three children, Tim Bigelow, England, Cindi Byrns, Tucson, Arizona, and Amy Blanchard, Larkspur; a sister, Jen Avis, Thornton and six grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 12, from Mountain View Baptist Church in La Veta. Burial will be in La Veta Cemetery. (Offices of the City of Walsenburg will close at 10:00 a.m. on Friday in order that employees can attend the funeral).

Bigelow, Winifred
Winifred (Kochevar) Bigelow - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 1986 - Winifred (Kochevar) Bigelow, 5770 S. Delaware, Littleton, died April 20, 1986, Denver. Graduated from Central High School, class of 1949, and married Jesse D. Bigelow on April 18, 1950. Survived by husband, Jesse D. Bigelow; son, Jeffery D. Bigelow, of the family home; daughter, Diana (Tom) Christner; and granddaughter, Holly Christner; all of Pueblo. Also survived by father, Mark A. Kochevar, Pueblo; brother, Mark S. (Lorraine) Kochevar, Klamath Falls, Ore.; sisters, Catherine (Frank) Robeda, Barbara (Jerry) Campbell, all of Pueblo, Janice (John)' Sneeringer, Laguna Beach, Calif., and Patricia (Dick) Weller, Shippensburg, Pa. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial mass, 1 p.m. Wednesday at Drinkwine Mortuary, Littleton.

Biggar, Marshall David
Marshall David "Davey" Biggar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 1998 - Marshall David "Davey" Biggar, 31, passed away Nov. 5, 1998, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A lifetime Puebloan, Davey was a Christmas baby, born Dec. 25, 1966. He graduated from Pueblo County High School, the class of 1985. He was employed as a CNA at University Care Center of Pueblo. Davey enjoyed working with and helping the elderly. There's a wealth of knowledge to be learned from my senior citizens," Davey would say. He liked working with children also, and loved all types of music. Davey is survived by his mother, Rose Martinez Biggar- siblings, Jeanette (Jerry) Madrid-Mata, La Junta, Elaine (Henry) Vigil, Gypsum, Lonnie Garbiso, Las Vegas, Nev., Randy (Sharon) Garbiso, Pueblo, Barbara (Lorenzo) Cruz, Denver, Beverly Garbiso, Pueblo, Eugene (Loretta) Biggar, Pueblo- numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and his co-workers. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel, Pastor Bob Hernandez, officiating. At Davey's request, cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at 906 E. 10th Street.

Biggers, Arron Edward
Arron Edward "Ed" Biggers - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 1986 - Arron Edward "Ed" Diggers, 45, of Lamar, formerly of the Las Animas-Hasty area, died Tuesday, May 6, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Pueblo. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, May 9, at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Lamar. Burial, Union Valley Cemetery, Hasty. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to service time Friday. Memorial contributions to Mc-Clave State Bank in memory of Ed Biggers.

Biggerstaff, Bolton Donald
Bolton Donald "Don" Biggerstaff - Pueblo Chieftain - August 4, 1987 - Bolton Donald "Don" Biggerstaff, 1370 W. Terry Circle, July 30, 1987. Husband of Donna Biggerstaff; father of Duane (Kay) Biggerstaff, Pueblo; and Debra (Dan) Henigsman, Albuquerque, N.M. Grandfather of Taffi and Jason Biggerstaff; son of Louella Biggerstaff, Pueblo; son-in-law of Mary Salstrom, Worthington, Minn. Survived also by his brother-in-law, Harold (Donna) Salstrom, Mesa, Ariz.; and several nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Johnson C. Biggerstaff, January 1985. Mr. Biggerstaff was a Pueblo resident since 1927 and was employed as an engineer by the C&W Railroad for 27 1/2 years. Prior to his employment with the C&W Railroad, he owned and operated the Auto-Dine Restaurant. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a member of United Transportation Union, Local No. 49, and Southern Colorado Bass Club. Service, 11 a.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial. Memorials may be made to the Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue Squad or the American Red Cross, in care of the funeral home office. The family can be contacted at 1370 W. Terry Circle.

Biggerstaff, Darryl W.
Darryl W. Biggerstaff - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2005 - Darryl W. Biggerstaff, 66, died unexpectedly on May 5, 2005. He was born on April 27, 1939, in Phoenix, Ariz. He was a former chairman of the board at Centennial Bank in Pueblo. Public memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2005, in the gymnasium at Ca–on City High School. In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor may be made to the PCC Foundation Fremont Campus Building Fund, 51320 W. U.S. Highway 50, Canon City, 81212.

Biggi, Bruno F.
Bruno Biggi - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2002 - Bruno Biggi, (great son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, great man!) on May 10, 2002, was welcomed into the afterlife by his late wife, Pettrina Biggi; his parents, Mateo and Maria Biggi; and daughter, Debbie Biggi. He lived from Nov. 9, 1916, to May 10, 2002. He carried a lunchbox to the Colorado Fuel and Iron Corporation for 49 years and wore his heart on his sleeve. He loved his wife, children, family, fishing, cartooning and football. He will be sadly missed by all, including children, Patrice Biggi and Bruce Biggi; grandchildren, Benjamin and Mason Biggi; sister, Rita Kochevar (Richard); and nephew, Denis Kochevar; and closest nieces, Jennifer Cortner and Cynthia Renier, among many other nieces and nephews, family and friends. The family of Bruno Biggi welcomes you, his family and friends, to his rosary, 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, and Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 15 at the Shrine of St. Therese.

Biggi, Pettrina D.
Pettrina (Pat) D. Biggi - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 2000 - Pettrina (Pat) D. Biggi, passed away May 4, 2000. Family and friends will celebrate the ascension of Pettrina DeSalvo Biggi into heaven at a rosary, Sunday, May 7, 2000, at 7:30 p.m. and Mass, Monday, May 8, 2000, at 10 a.m. at the Shrine of St. Therese. Pettrina, a lifelong Pueblo resident and retired after years of service, was known as a valued federal employee, a good wife and mother, a trusted friend and an accomplished seamstress. Her love for life, flowers, gardening and friends, respect for fairness, accuracy and education, and sense of style characterize her most vividly. She will be greeted at the gates of Heaven by her father, Carl, and her mother, Josephine DeSalvo; sister, Frances Taravella, and her brothers, Russell, Anthony, Ciro and Joe DeSalvo. She sadly will be missed by those who remain: her loving husband, Bruno Biggi; her children, Bruce and Patrice Biggi; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Kathol; grandsons, Benjamin and Mason Biggi; and sister-in-law, Rita (Richard) Kochevar. Surviving sisters, Lucille (Nick) Tizarelli, Angel Hensal and Helen (Carl) Stuka; 20 nieces and nephews, including her two closest, Jennifer Cortner and Cynthia (Jim) Renier, and her many friends weep at her loss.

Biggi, Rosemarie
Rosemarie Biggi - Huerfano World - March 15, 2007 - Rosemarie (Hauser) Biggi was born on September 3, 1920, in Pryor, CO to Elizabeth and Joseph Hauser. She was one of nine children. The family moved to Walsenburg where she grew up and graduated from Huerfano County High School in 1938. She married Harry Biggi on October 5, 1940. Rosemarie had many different careers during her life; her most treasured was being a mother of three, grandmother of five, and great-grandmother of eleven children. She was manager of the Wards Catalog Store in Walsenburg in the early fifties, leaving to raise her three children. She later was elected City Clerk. Following four years as Clerk, she held a job at the Electric Studio, assisting with photography and daily business. Most people remember Rosemarie from her twenty-one year career at St. Mary Credit Union She loved the customers and many still have fond memories of her. She was blessed with a beautiful soprano voice that entertained and consoled many at weddings and funerals. She lost her beloved husband, Harry, in 1982 due to a sudden massive heart attack. Thus began her courageous road toward this day twenty-five years later. Her family is amazed at the grace with which she has accepted each difficult challenge through the years. Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis may have taken her mobility, but never her spirit. She battled the disease and its debilitating circumstances valiantly and continued to have a sparkle in her blue eyes until the very end. She will sadly be missed by her children, Patty (David) Cocetti, Sharon (Max) Vezzani, and James Biggi; grandchildren: David A. (Barb) Cocetti, Dena Cocetti, Denise (Mitch) Sturdivant, Kevin (Melanie) Vezzani, Brian (Elisabeth) Vezzani, eleven great-grandchildren, some of whom fondly called her Bapa. She will remain in all their hearts forever. In addition, she is survived by three siblings, Ethel Harriman, Jeanie Taft, and Richard Chanick and numerous nieces and nephews. One of Rosemarie's proudest moments as a resident of the Colorado State Veteran's Nursing Home was being selected as state Fair Silver Queen Candidate, 2003. A debt of gratitude goes to all the caregivers who provided her comfort and friendship during her five-year residency at the Colorado State Veteran's Nursing Home, from housekeeping, CNA's nurse, activities staff, and support staff at CSVNH for loving her and providing comfort for the last five years of her life. We can never thank you enough for allowing her spirit and dignity to survive through her ling, courageous battle. God Bless you all. A special blessing and word of thanks to Mrs. Inez Prator, a friend and fellow resident, for continually watching over our mother as her guardian angel. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, Walsenburg, on Tuesday, March 20, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg. [Editor's Note: SSDI indicates death date as 13 Mar 2007, Walsenburg, Huerfano, Colorado.]

Biggs, Emma M.
Emma M. Biggs - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - September 12, 1878 - In this city, on the 8th of August last, Emma M. daughter of Charles Biggs, aged 11 years.

Biggs, Franklin W.
Franklin W. Biggs – Albuquerque Journal - January 21, 2002 - Franklin W. Biggs, 82, died on January 19, 2002 in Albuquerque. He was born on July 31, 1919 in Fort Morgan Colorado. He lived most of his life in Pueblo, Colorado, attending Hinsdale School and Centennial High School. He worked for over 40 years at the C.F.&I. Steel Corporation until retiring in 1983. While working at the C.F.&I., he also worked part-time as a freight solicitor for several Pueblo trucking companies including Thacker Brothers. In 1987, he and his wife, Marianne, moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he worked for Montgomery Wards and Sam's Club until retiring in 2000. Throughout his life, Frank was a self-employed, highly skilled general handyman performing work as a carpenter, electrician, plumber and painter. A World War II veteran, Frank served in the 96th Division of the Army as a combat infantryman, fighting in both Okinawa and the Philippines. Frank married Marianne Ryan on September 8, 1939 in Pueblo and they recently celebrated 62 years of marriage. Frank is survived by his wife, three children, and five grandchildren. His son, Stanley, lives in Storrs, Connecticut with his wife Patricia. They have two sons, Christopher and Kerry, both of whom live in Connecticut with their wives, Kerry and Tanya. His son, Robert, lives in Lone Tree, Colorado with his wife Beth. They have two sons, Kyle and Nathan, both living in Colorado. His daughter, Kimberley, lives in Albuquerque with her son Robbie. Services will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 8:30 a.m. at French Mortuary - Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with interment to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, New Mexico Affiliate, P.O. Box 90790, 87199. His wife and family will sadly miss him.

Biggs, Marianne
Marianne Biggs - Albuquerque Journal – May 19, 2006 - Marianne Biggs, 86, died on May 17, 2006 in Albuquerque. She was born on October 11, 1919 in Weston, WV. She lived most of her life in Pueblo, CO, attending Thatcher Elementary School and Centennial High School. She worked as a telephone operator until the dial system was implemented and later became a Realtor. Marianne and her husband Frank moved to Albuquerque, NM, in 1980 to help care for her grandson. Marianne Ryan married Frank Biggs on September 8, 1939 in Pueblo, and they enjoyed 62 years of marriage. Frank preceded Marianne in death on January 19, 2002. Marianne is survived by three children and five grandchildren. Her son, Stanley, lives in Storrs, CT with his wife, Patricia. They have two sons, Christopher and Kerry, both of whom live in Connecticut with their wives, Kerry and Tanya. Her son, Robert, lives in Lone Tree, CO with his wife, Beth. They have two sons, Kyle and Nathan, both living in Colorado. Her daughter, Kimberley Pierce, lives in Albuquerque with her husband, Ed and son, Robbie Biggs. Services will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Westside Chapel. Friends and family may visit French Mortuary on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Service. Interment will take place on Monday, May 22, 2006 at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, New Mexico Affiliate, P.O. Box 90790, 87199. Her family will sadly miss her. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300.

Bigley, James Carl
James Carl "Jimbo" Bigley - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2002 - James Carl "Jimbo" Bigley, 45, passed away May 9, 2002, in Rye, Colo. He is survived by his daughter, Megan Bigley of Rye; son, Jedidiah Bigley of Pueblo; common-law wife, Christina Stilson; siblings, Judith Lee Bigley, Gary Joel (Barbara) Bigley of Pueblo, Kenneth Charles Bigley, Donald Glenn (Nancy Jeanne) Bigley, both of Rock Springs, Wyo., and William Edwin Bigley; and special friend, Kent, of Denver; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, James Clifford and Alice Lee Bigley; and grandfather, Frank Beebe. Born on Sept. 18, 1956, in Pueblo. Jimbo loved life, his family, his friends, and his Harley Davidson. He will miss us, as much as we will miss him. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. today in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Conley Henderson officiating.

Biglow, John
John Biglow - Pueblo Daily Chieftain - April 23, 1875 - Murder on the Santa Clara - John Biglow Shot by his Brother-In-Law - On Monday afternoon an atrocious murder was committed at the point where the stage road crosses the Santa Clara, in Huerfano county. The victim was John Biglow, who for many years has kept the stage station at the place above named, the murderer being a man named Hitchcock, his brother-in-law, formerly a freighter between Denver and southern points, but lately a ranchman living on the Santa Clara, a few miles from Biglow's. It appears that on Wednesday afternoon Hitchcock was driving by Biglow's place in a wagon, when the latter came out towards the road, carrying a stick in his hand, and called to the former to stop. Hitchcock stopped and after speaking a few words, which nobody was near enough to hear, drew a pistol and shot Biglow, who immediately fell. Mrs. Biglow, who stood in the door of the house looking on, cried out: "For God sake, Hitchcock, don't kill him," after the first shot was fired, but the latter coolly descended from the wagon and going up to the wounded man shot him again, the muzzle of the pistol being held so close to him that the powder burned his clothes. Hitchcock then went away, but was followed to the new town, on the Cucharas, where he was taken into custody. There is a story connected with this apparently cold blooded murder, which, if true, develops one of the worst cases of scoundrelism we have ever had the misfortune to record. Hitchcock married a sister of Biglow's several years ago, and a few months since she died. Another sister married a man named Hastings, who lived in Denver. Hastings afterwards concluded to go to ranching, and brought his wife and family to the Santa Clara and stayed at Hitchcock's house while he (Hastings) looked around to find a place to settle. During the temporary absence of the husband, it appears that Hitchcock committed a rape upon the wife, telling her that if she ever told of it to any one, he would kill her husband. In the struggle the woman was strained in some way so that it was necessary to call a physician, and under his questioning the whole matter came to light. It is generally supposed that the affair came to Biglow's ears and fearing that vengeance might be taken by the brother, Hitchcock killed him. Biglow was formerly a dissipated man, but of late has kept sober and worked hard to retrieve his broken fortunes. He was never in the habit of carrying weapons.

Bigney, Margaret
Margaret Bigney – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – December 4, 1879 – Died in East Pueblo, Colorado, November 30th, 1879, Margaret Bigney, relict of Peter Bigney, who was born in Nova Scotia, March 2nd, 1806.  A pure, noble, brave, loving wife and mother has gone to her reward beyond the Dark River.  Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – December 4, 1879 – The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Bigney who died in East Pueblo, on Sunday morning, took place from the family residence yesterday afternoon, and was attended by a concourse of sympathizing friends and neighbors.  She was greatly loved by all who knew her and her death leaves a void that cannot be filled.  The young may die but the old must, is a true saying and as she had passed her three score years and ten, the event was to be expected in the course of nature.  She has never been right well since her husband died, a year or more ago, and the family were not taken by surprise when the summons came that took her to her dear departed husband gone before.  The services were conducted by Rev. Edmondson.  She was the mother of Maj. T. O. Bigney, the well known author and newspaper man.

Bigney, Margaret
Margaret Bigney - Colorado Weekly Chieftain – December 4, 1879 – The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Bigney who died in East Pueblo, on Sunday morning, took place from the family residence yesterday afternoon, and was attended by a concourse of sympathizing friends and neighbors. She was greatly loved by all who knew her and her death leaves a void that cannot be filled. The young may die but the old must, is a true saying and as she had passed her three score years and ten, the event was to be