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Frances Oakes Durango Democrat February 28, 1901 Silverton, Colo., Feb. 27. (Special.) Miss Frances Oakes, one of the teachers in the public schools of this city, lies critically ill with heart trouble. Last Friday evening she was taken ill and for the past two days she has been unconscious, and her attending physicians have doubts as to her recovery. Miss Oakes came from Pueblo about three weeks ago to accept a position as teacher which she has only held for two weeks. Her brother, E. S. Oakes of Pueblo, was notified of her serious illness by wire and he arrived here last Monday evening. During her short residence here, Miss Oakes has made many friends, all of whom wish her a speedy recovery. Later Miss Oakes died this morning at 5 o'clock without regaining consciousness. Her brother and a few intimate friends were at her bedside when the end came. Deceased was a native of Mississippi and was in her 37th year. Her funeral occurred this afternoon at 4 o'clock, and the public schools were closed during the day. Miss Oakes, the night she was taken ill, requested that if she died she wanted to be buried in the Silverton cemetery, although her parents are both buried in the cemetery at Wichita, Kansas.
Oakes, Gary Allen
Gary Allen Oakes - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1997 - Gary Allen Oakes. As a shepherd leads his flock to water and safety, Gary has led the way to the Lord for his family with his passing on July 23, 1997. Gary was a lifetime Pueblo resident and had been distinguished as the March of Dimes Poster Child for two years and later was designated as the Easter Seals Poster Child for two years. He was a Second Class Boy Scout, an officer of Bowling Dynamics Duo League, a member of Eagles Aerie No. 145 and was an avid Bronco fan. He was a graduate of South High School, Class of 1981, and was employed by PDI for two years. The son of Grant Jr. and Betty Oakes, both of Pueblo- brother of Steve Andrew Oakes, Pueblo- grandson of Dan and Clara Friend, Florence- and beloved uncle to Anna Marie Oakes from Pueblo Trinidad. Gary was preceded in death by Grant and Pearl Oakes Sr. He will be sadly missed by many classmates and close friends, especially Steven J. Curcio and Pam Pearson, as well as an extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 1997, at McCarthy-Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial. Viewing at the funeral home from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday. In lieu of food and flowers, those who wish may make contributions to the Easter Seals Foundation or the March of Dimes in memory of Gary Oakes. Arrangements by McCarthy-Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.
Oakley, Edward C.
Edward C. Oakley - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 2003 - Edward C. Oakley, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 30, 2003, at his home in Pueblo, Colo. Born Aug. 25, 1931, in Denver, Colo., to James and Bell Oakley, who preceded him in death; along with his sisters, Frances Gibons, Louise Gjonvich; and his father and mother-in-law, Jose and Rosita Gonzales. Survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Mary Gonzales Oakley; son, Roberto L. Gonzales Oakley; grandchildren, Carlos (Jennifer) Gonzales; great-grandchildren, Celina, Tiffany, Nikki, Tony and Roberto, Paul Gonzales; nieces, Donna Martinez, Kay Dee Vasco, Linda, and Catherine; and great-niece, Deanna. Special thanks to Edward's caregivers, Diane Praker and Elaine Marcus, and a very special thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Per Edward's request, cremation has taken place.
Elizabeth (Patti) Oakley - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 1998 - Elizabeth (Patti) Oakley, 69, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 20, 1998. Preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Laura Patti- sister, Jennie Spitz- brothers, Salvadore, Lawrence and Sam Patti- and in-laws, Sam and Gladys Jones- niece, Paula Sue Vidmar- and godchild, Carl (Cal) Cardinaly. Survived by her husband of 47 years, Arthur Oakley- sisters, Matilda Nedelcheff, Marie Vidmar and Margaret Cardinaly- and brothers, Joe (Virginia) Patti and John (Kathy) Patti. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Marian Patti and Frances Reiter- and brother-in-law, Kenneth (Judy) Hobbs- numerous nieces and nephews and special friends, John, Lola and Mary Ellen Nova. Mrs. Oakley was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church parish and past member of St. Rita's Sodality and Daughters of Isabella. She was employed for 32 years by the I.B.E.W. No. 12 as a secretary. Celebration of the Eucharist, Monday, 2 p.m., Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and guests at the church hall following the interment. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Jesuit Retirement Center for Elderly Priests in care of the funeral home office.
Oaks, Francis C.
Francis C. "Frank" Oaks - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2001 - Francis C. "Frank" Oaks born Aug. 20, 1922, passed away Oct. 14, 2001. Survived by wife, Rachel; sons, Jim (Mary) of Rawlins, Wyo., Alan (Mary) of Coventry, R.I.; daughter, Lisa (Dave) Cortese of Guffey, Colo.; grandsons, James, Eric, Morgan and Dave Oaks; granddaughters, LeaAnn Finch and Terra Cortese; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Francis served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a staff sergeant, 42nd Tank Battalion, 11th Armored Division, with campaigns in Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. Longtime resident of Pueblo, Francis retired from American National Insurance Co. in 1986. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and of the fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 145. Francis was an avid follower of the East High track and cross country teams and a state track champion in Kansas. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens with presentation by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made in his memory to East High track or cross country teams through the funeral home office. The family wishes to thank Dr. Drake, Annette, Karen, Carmen, Elaine, Dr. Bowman, Parkview Emergency Room doctors, nurses and their staff and the Pueblo Fire and Rescue Team.
Oatis, T. Benton
T. Benton Oatis - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 1986 - T. Benton Oatis, Aurora, and formerly of Pueblo, died July 24, 1986. Father of Donald F. Otis, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Harold Otis, Aurora; brother of Thelma Sitter, Willa Shelton, and Jack Otis, all of Pueblo; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was an accountant at CF&I for many years. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth, in 1978. Member of Masonic Lodge No. 31 and South Pueblo Lodge. Memorial service 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Ascension Episcopal Church. Contributions to Al Kaly Temple in care of Bob Sutter, P.O. Box 193, Pueblo, Colo., 81002.
Oats, Percy Walter Jr.
Percy Walter Oaks Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 1986 - Percy Walter Oaks Jr. of Pueblo. Masonic memorial graveside services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, Garden of Devotion, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In memory of Mr. Oaks, contributions may be made to the CAPD Unit at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital.
O'Bannon, T. W.
T. W. O'Bannon - Wray Gazette - November 24, 1905 - Five More Bodies found Pueblo - Aug 15 - Three more bodies of victims of the Eden disaster were recovered by the searching parties Saturday and two on Sunday, and all were identified soon after being taken to the morgue. With the identification of Mrs. Belle Stoffey the list of identified dead now numbers eighty-four. Those found to-day are: Miss Vinnie Selby, Pueblo; J. F. Dutton, Pittsfield, Illinois; A. S. Dennis, Denver; T. W. O'Bannon
Obaugh, William Rogers
Rev. William R. Obaugh - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2006 - The Rev. William Rogers Obaugh, 85, continuing his walk with God, passed away Nov. 9, 2006. Survived by his wife of 34 years, Jane Obaugh; children, Thomas (Ann) Obaugh, Tallahassee, Fla., Edward (Sharon) Obaugh, Tampa, Fla., Clarinda (Terry) Mosher, Seymour, Tenn., Michael (Jennifer) Obaugh, Miami, Fla. and Gregory Obaugh, Lakewood, Colo.; daughter-in-law, Patricia Obaugh, Jacksonville, Fla.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Laura Nell Obaugh, Alexandria, Va.; brother-in-law, Alan Kleinschrodt, Hackettstown, N.J.; the extended family of Greg Martinez, Colorado Springs; and loving pet, Luci. Preceded in death by his sister, Marie Perry. Bill was born to the Rev. William B. Obaugh and Lillian Rogers Obaugh on Dec. 13, 1920, in Dayton, Ohio. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Bill retired from the United Methodist Church after 50 years of active ministry in Virginia, Florida and the Rocky Mountain region, including Vineland U.M.C. and St. Paul U.M.C. in Pueblo. He was a member of Kiwanis Club of Pueblo for 27 years. A celebration of Bill's life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, at First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court, with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kiwanis Scholarship Program through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors.
Obduskey, Mildred F.
Mildred F. Obduskey - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 1997 - Mildred F. Obduskey, passed away Nov. 9, 1997. Wife of Steve Obduskey of the family home; mother of Ruth Ann (Thomas) Drabek and Dennis Keith Obduskey, both of Denver; grandmother of Deborah (Matthew) Kerr, Aurora, Colo., and Russell (Renee) Drabek, Fort Collins, Colo.; great-grandmother of Jeremy and Justin Kerr, both of Aurora, Colo.; sister of Garland (Edra) Keith, Mesa, Ariz., and Ruth Hansen, Pueblo. Preceded in death by her brother, Vernon L. Keith. She was a lifelong Pueblo resident, born March 28, 1920, to Sarah and Elza Keith and was a 1938 graduate of Central High School. She retired in 1977 from the Pueblo Army Depot after 31 years of service. Millie," as she was known by many, created detailed ceramic figures and fancy sewn embroidery work for friends and family and was especially fond of the family beagles, Star and Candy. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment, 1 p.m. Friday at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.
Steve Obduskey - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2007 - Steve Obduskey, 88, of Pueblo, passed away March 18 at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center after a brief combination of illnesses. A "Celebration of Life" will be held Thursday, March 22, 2 p.m., at T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home, 329 Goodnight Ave., Pueblo, followed by a nearby reception from 3 to 6 p.m. Interment will take place Tuesday, March 27, 2 p.m., at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, 3698 South Sheraton Blvd., in Denver, followed by a reception at the nearby home of his daughter. Public viewing will be available at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 21, from 4-7 p.m. The son of Polish Immigrants Anna Lubelska and Sczepan Obrzydowski, Obduskey was born December 10, 1918 in Trenton, New Jersey during the height of the Global Influenza Pandemic. Non-traditional in every way, Obduskey has pronounced dead shortly after his birth, then revived when oldest brother Stanley, dropped him. As was somewhat common at the time, each of his siblings had different, misspelled last names. Obduskey is preceded in death by sisters Bernice Dempsey and Jane Kopp; and brothers Stanley Obrzydowski, John Obdusky, Frank Obedowski, and Edmund Obduski. Obduskey ran away from home at the age of 11 at the start of what became The Great Depression. He traveled much of the country on foot or rail and had a small role at a moonshine still operated by mobster Dutch Schultz in the New York City area during Prohibition. He eventually joined the Army and met his future wife, Mildred Frances Keith, in Pueblo while he was stationed at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyo. They married in 1939 and remained so until her passing in 1997 when she was buried at Ft. Logan National Cemetery. A member of the 147th Infantry, Obduskey was an expert marksman / infantryman, and fought in Iwo Jima and Okinawa during WWII. After the war, Mildred and Steve settled in Pueblo as they opted for the beautiful mountains of Colorado while other family members settled on each coast. He is survived by his daughter, Ruth Ann Drabek, 66, (Thomas E.) of Denver, and son, Dennis Keith Obduskey, 51, of Bailey. It was important to Obduskey that his children receive a better education than he had, and both were the first to graduate from college in the Pueblo branch of the family tree. From 1955 until his retirement in 1974, Obduskey managed the stock room at the downtown J.C. Penney Co. store and briefly at the Pueblo Mall. Obduskey was an avid hunter and fisherman, and frequently discovered streams that were "off the beaten path," around Colorado. One such place was Lake City, known for its wildlife, streams, views, and limited accessibility. In 1974, he joined other family members in purchasing a year-round cabin there which is still enjoyed by his daughter and her husband, Tom, and other family members. Even during his later years he continued to enjoy time in Lake City where he frequently said to those he encountered, "I'm not old yet, but I hope to get old some day." He is also survived by granddaughter Deborah Kaye Kerr, (Matthew) of Aurora, and their two children, Jeremy and Justin. Other surviving family members are grandson Russell Ray Drabek, (Renee) of Golden, and their infant daughter Sydney. Additionally, he has numerous nephews, nieces, and other relatives who continue to remember this "one of a kind" man. Obduskey was especially interested in politics, and watched the CSPAN government news channels tirelessly; so much so that he had an email address beginning with SteveCSPAN and learned to use the Internet. As an impoverished youth, he had attended the Inauguration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Washington DC and then returned there under different circumstances with his son in 1993 to attend the first Inauguration of William Jefferson Clinton. They attended an Inaugural Ball and met many Congressmen and women, had drinks with Cabinet members, and were fortunate enough to get to meet the President, Vice-President, and their wives at the White House. A strong-minded Democrat, Obduskey spent much of his life "educating" everyone he met to share his expertise from his attention to the news. He believed that the more people pay attention to their government, the better it can become. He will be buried with the ashes of his beagle, Candy, who was his "best friend." In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Colorado Beagle Rescue, 4755 W. 102nd Place, Westminster, CO 80031 (www.coloradobeaglerescue.org) or the Lake City Area Medical Center, 700 Henson St., Lake City, CO 81235.
Mary Ober - World Independent - September 9, 1947 - Mary Ober, mother of Mrs. F.W. Schafer of the city, died in a Pueblo hospital this morning. She is the former resident of Denver. She was born at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on April 23, 1863 and died at the age of 84 years. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Schafer; Mrs. William Lockwood, and Mrs. Frank Rauchfuss, both of San Francisco; four sons, Frederick W. Froehlich, Martin L. Froehlich, both of Washington, D.C., and Paul F. and Charles M., both of Harrisburg, Penna. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Unfug Peet mortuary.
Mrs. Martin Oberman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 1910 - The funeral will be held this forenoon at 9:15 o'clock from the family residence, 1213 Eiler avenue and at 10 o'clock from St. Mary's church. Rev. Father Zupan will perform the ceremony and interment will be in Roselawn.
Oberman, Martin (Mrs.)
Mrs. Martin Oberman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 1910 - Service for Mrs. Martin Oberman will be held this afternoon at 9:15 o'clock from the family residence, 1213 Eiler Avenue and at 10 o'clock from St. Mary's Church. Rev. Father Zupan will perform the ceremony and interment will be in Roselawn.
Louis Oberosler - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 1986 - Louis Oberosler, 80, died Friday, Jan. 17, 1986, at Trinidad State Nursing Home. He was born Aug. 20, 1905, in Tollerburg, Colo. Mr. Oberosler was a cattle rancher in Burro Canyon until he retired, moving to Trinidad in 1976. He is survived by his wife, Carrie Oberosler of Trinidad; two brothers, Charlie Oberosler of Raton, N.M., and Henry Oberosler of Canon City; sister-in-law, Angela Oberosler of Crested Butte; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Walter and Anna Wheelock of Walsenburg, Gertrude and Finis McDonald of Sarcillo Canyon, Blanche McKeown of California; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1986, at Campbell-Lewis-Cotter & Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Neil officiating, followed by interment in Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.
Obley, John W.
John Wesly Obley - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2003 - John Wesly Obley 48, born Oct. 2, 1954, in Brunswick, Ga., departed this life June 8, 2003, at Parkview Medical Center. John was a food service handler for Applebee's Restaurant, northside. Preceded in death by parents, John and Rowena Robinson Obley Sr.; two brothers and his father-and mother-in-law. John is survived by his wife, Mary Chavez Obley; children, Michael (Millie) Chavez, Alicia (Demon Flakes) Chavez, Anthony T. Obley, Andrew P. Obley, John Obley Jr.; four sisters, Brenda (Kaifer)Butler, Barbara (Robert) Miller, Mattie Matthew, Rose (Jay) Caine; a brother, Levi Morrell; five grandchildren, Brianna Flakes, Jessica and Jordan Chavez, Tatyana McCullen and Isaiah Ramon; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel, Rev. F.L. Chandler, officiating. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends at 619 West 12th St.
Mike Obradovichii Eagle Valley Enterprise May 4, 1917 Explosion in Hastings Mine Note: Mike Obradovichii is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Mike Obradovichii: "Servian," age 45, married with three 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." http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.
O'Brien, Alfred Elden
Alfred E. O'Brien - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2002 - Age 82, born May 5, 1919, in Crosby, Minn., to Morris and Elizabeth O'Brien, who preceded him in death, passed away Feb. 14, 2002. Survived by his loving wife, Jean L.; daughter, Marva (Nick) Graham of Bakersfield, Calif.; grandchildren, Tracie (John) Rice of Los Angeles, and Randall (Brook) Graham, D.C., of Bakersfield, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Chloe, Phoebe, Lillie Graham and Walker Rice; and numerous neighbors and friends. Alfred was a crane operator at CF&I for 33 years. Graveside inurnment, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
O'Brien, Gerald G.
Gerald G. O'Brien - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 1986 - Gerald G. O'Brien, 87, died Sept. 5, 1986. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church, Chaplain Carl J. Rudy officiating.
O'Brien, Harold E.
Harold E. O'Brien - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 1999 - Harold E. O'Brien, 89, passed away unexpectedly April 6, 1999. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mildred C. O'Brien, Feb. 27, 1996. Survived by his daughter, Sherry Massarotti, Pueblo- grandchildren, Kim Pearce and Kevin Massarotti- great-grandchildren, Devin and Brandi Pearce, all of Pueblo- brother, Raymond (Lydia) O'Brien of Orange Park, Fla.- and his cousin, Dale Sullivan of Little Rock, Ark. Mr. O'Brien retired from Dana Perfect Circle in 1975 where he was an inspector. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. A celebration of his life will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 1999, at 663 Del Rio Drive in Pueblo West. (Ran 4/10/99)
James O'Brien Durango Democrat October 20, 1904 Stockman Killed by Falling From Car Pueblo, Oct. 19 James O'Brien, a well known stockman of Montrose, Colo., was instantly killed yesterday afternoon by being thrown from the top of a car on an east-bound Missouri Pacific train at Eads, Colo., a small station about 100 miles from Pueblo. His remains were brought to Pueblo late yesterday evening by T. G. McCarthy and will probably be sent to Montrose some time today. It appears that O'Brien, who had charge of several cars of cattle which he was taking to the stock markets at Kansas City, was riding on top of one of the cars when the train suddenly slacked up, throwing him from the top of the car. He rolled under the wheels, several cars passing over his body before his fate had been learned. Death instantly followed the fall.
O'Brien, John Hinton
John Hinton O'Brien Hoisington Dispatch April 1944 - John H. O'Brien, father of Mrs. Marguerite McLaughlin of this city passed away [April 10, 1944] at Silver City, New Mexico, Monday afternoon at the age of about 70 years. Arrangements are being made to hold the funeral services here at St. Johns Catholic church Monday morning and lay the remains beside his wife, who passed away 30 years ago the 19th of this month. Mr. O'Brien was born near Marshall, Mo., but grew to manhood at Lake City, Colorado. He spent one winter here about 32 or 33 years ago. Surviving are five children and one sister. The children are, John O'Brien Jr., and Mrs. Tom (May) Walker of Los Angeles, Leonard O'Brien who is in the navy somewhere in the Pacific, Mrs. Leo (Ida) Krier of Glendale, California. The sister, Mrs. Ida Soderholm lives at Lake City, Colorado. [John H. O'Brien died 10 April, 1944 near Silver City, New Mexico and was buried in St. John's Cemetery on 17 April 1944. Appeared in Hoisington Dispatch, Hoisington, Barton County, Kansas]
O'Brien, Margaret Louise
Margaret Louise Fenno O'Brien Hoisington Dispatch April 1924 - A very sad death occurred at the hospital at Great Bend at 1 o'clock a.m., Saturday, when Mrs. Margaret Louise O'Brien passed away, following an operation, leaving a family of five children ranging in age from about 13 to 22 years. Mrs. O'Brien was 45 years, 10 months and 8 days old, having been born in Barton county June 11, 1878. Mrs. O'Brien was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Fenno, who located in North Barton County about forty-six years ago. She is survived by her five children, John, Leonard, Mae, Mrs. Margaret McLaughlin and Ida, all of whom are making their home in Hoisington. John and Leonard were working in California but were called home on account of their month's illness. She also leaves three brothers, Charley, James and Allen Fenno, all of California. She made her home in Barton County until at the age of 17, she moved with the family to Lake City, Colo., where she was united in marriage to John B. (sic) O'Brien, December 19, 1898. Later they moved to Pueblo where they lived until 1919. Since that time she has resided in Hoisington. Funeral services were held at St. Johns Church at 9 o'clock Tuesday, April 22, conducted by Rev. A. H. Walsh and interment was made in St. Johns cemetery. The bereft brothers and especially the children have the sympathy of the community in the loss of their sister and mother. [She died April 20, 1924. Obituary appeared in Hoisington Dispatch, Hoisington, Barton County, Kansas]
Michael O'Brien Pueblo Star Journal October 17, 1914 Section Hand Struck By Train And Killed Salida, Colo. Michael O'Brien fell under the wheels of a passenger train and suffered intense agony. He died in the Salida hospital of the Denver & Rio Grande RR here Sunday morning. O'Brien was about 50 years old. Employed as a section hand on the Denver & Rio Grande RR at Riverside, a small station between Buena Vista and Granite. He was in Granite and started to walk back to Riverside, a distance of nine miles. A few miles East of Granite, at 2 o'clock yesterday morning, he was run down by passenger train No. 6. The engine and tender passed over his body, crushing the bones in his arms and legs and mutilating his body in a horrible manner. He was walking around a sharp curve when the train struck him in the back. O'Brien was extricated from the wheels and placed on board the train and brought to the Salida hospital. The injured man was unable to explain how he allowed the train to overtake him while he was walking along the track. He is thought to have been intoxicated, and not aware of the approaching danger. His body was removed to an undertaking establishment and an effort is being made to locate some of his relatives.
O'Brien, N. J.
N. J. O'Brien - Wray Rattler - June 28, 1907 - Three Blown Into Eternity - Boiler on Engine Explodes With Terrific Force - The boiler on engine No. 110 of a Denver & Rio Grande westbound train exploded just as the train rounded a curve one mile east of Florence at 5:30 the morning of June 19th. The engineer, fireman, and head brakeman were instantly killed. The body of the engineer, Thomas Ewing, was blown sixty-five yards to the right of the cab. The body of the fireman, N. J. O'Brien, was found 100 yards back of the engine close to the track. There were about ten cars of rails in the train, and about the tenth car, the body of the fireman struck the rails. He slid along until he struck one of the standards of the car and fell from there to the ground, his body being picked up just at the side of the track. The head brakeman, who was evidently riding on the fireman's side of the cab, was C. B. Gooch. He was found fifty yards to the left of the train. His back was badly scalded and he was internally injured. Ewing, the engineer, had a wife and three children living at Pueblo. Some years ago he was night marshal at Florence. N. J. O'Brien, the fireman, was evidently throwing a shovelful of coal into the fire at the time of the explosion. His body is badly burned all over and he must have traveled over the tender and a distance of fully ten car lengths before he fell from the train. Head Brakeman Gooch lived a few minutes after his body was found. Gooch and O'Brien also lived in Pueblo and O'Brien leaves a widow and two children. Gooch was single. Boiler Flew Far. The crown sheet of the boiler was found about twenty yards from where the explosion took place, but the boiler bounded ahead, struck the rails about 100 feet ahead of where it burst and bounded from there to a field at the right of the track. From there it took another jump and eventually landed about eighty yards from where the trucks were left standing uninjured upon the track. John Martz, the conductor in charge of the train, claims that while riding in the caboose at 5:32 o'clock he heard the terrific explosion and the sudden jar of the train, and, as he looked out, he saw the bodies of the three men sailing through the air. An examination of the boiler by engineers of experience shows that the water was very low. The crown sheet was burned badly and the heads of many rivets burned off. Ewing, the engineer, was a member of the local lodge of Masons of Florence and also a member of the Pueblo lodge of Elks. But little appears to be known of Brakeman Gooch, he having been a new man on this division.
Patrick O'Brien - Walsenburg - August 1898 - Died, Patrick O'Brien, 62, in the Sisters Hospital in Trinidad. He was buried in the Catholic Cemetery here. He is survived by daughters Mrs. William Dick and Mrs. Albert Hausler. [Editor's Note: O'Brien, Patrick 8/8/1898 WW 8/11/1898 1. Buried St. Mary South Cemetery: O'Brien, Patrick born 1836 died 8-?-1898.]
Patrick O'Brien - Huerfano World - August 23, 2001 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1898: Died, Patrick O'Brien, 62, in the Sisters Hospital in Trinidad. He was buried in the Catholic Cemetery here. He is survived by daughters Mrs. William Dick and Mrs. Albert Hausler. [Editor's Note: Patrick O'Brien died August 8, 1898. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, August 11, 1898, Page 1.]
O'Brien, Patrick John
Patrick John "Jack Jr." O'Brien - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2001 - - Patrick John "Jack Jr." O'Brien was born March 13, 1962, in Colorado Springs and departed this life May 21, 2001. He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth O'Brien; sisters, Ginger Bartley and Terri O'Brien; brother-in-law, Danny Bartley; nieces, Danelle, Patricia and Brittanie; nephew, Christopher O'Brien; and his many friends and co-workers. He is preceded in death by his father, William John (Jack) O'Brien. Jack graduated from Coronado High School in Colorado Springs in 1980. He followed his father's footsteps, becoming a master pressman and achieving his and his father's dream: opening a family print shop in Pueblo. Jack was a loving son, brother and uncle. People who met Jack instantly knew what a big heart he had. He will be missed by all. Recitation of the rosary will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2001, followed by Mass at 1:30 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand. There will be no public viewing. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart at 414 W. 11th, Pueblo, CO, 81003.
Sara Rodgers O'Brien - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 1986 - Sara Rodgers O'Brien, late of 1439 E. 19th St., died March 16, 1986, at a focal hospital. Survived by her husband, Robert f. O'Brien, of the family home; daughter, Sara Mae (Michael) Desmond, Denville, N.J.; grandson, Brenden Desmond; and her twin brother, William A. Rodgers, Pueblo. Member of first Baptist Church, Amoma Class of her church. Past Queen of Daughters of the Nile, Ruhamah temple No. 71, Eastern Star Adah Chapter No. 34, Shriners Ladies of Pueblo, Ladies Consistory and Cactus Rebekah. Born Jan. 23, 1913, in Reno, Nev. Pueblo resident since 1920. Mr. and Mrs. O'Brien were married May 26, 1946, in Pueblo. Service, 2 p.m. March 19 at Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel with William Leroy officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Convalescent Endowment Fund, Ruhamah Temple No. 71, 720 W. Pitkin Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81004. At her request the casket will be closed.
O'Brien, William John
William John (Jack) O'Brien - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2000 - William John (Jack) O'Brien was born Oct. 7, 1935, in Colorado Springs and departed this life Sept. 21, 2000, in Pueblo. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth H. O'Brien; children, Jack O'Brien, Ginger Bartley and Terri O'Brien; son-in-law, Danny Bartley; grandchildren, Christopher, Danelle, Patricia and Brittanie; numerous friends and students; and his brother, Joe O'Brien. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Patrick and Virginia O'Brien. He retired after 20 years of service at Pueblo East High School where he taught graphic arts. Prior to his teaching career, he worked in production for his father at O'Brien Typesetting and Printing in Colorado Springs and also taught at Pikes Peak Community College. He was a Colorado native who loved the outdoors, his many students and especially his family. At his request, cremation. Visitation, 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at Funeral Home, 329 Goodnight, Pueblo, Colo., and from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sacred Heart Cathedral, 11th and Grand in Pueblo, Colo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sacred Heart Cathedral, 11th and Grand, Pueblo, CO 81003.
Obrin, John E.
John E. Obrin - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 1987 - John E. Obrin of 806 E. Routt. Born Sept. 27, 1911, passed away April 14, 1987. Husband of Esther Obrin and father of John M. (Sandie) Obrin, Pueblo, and Joseph M. Obrin, Boulder; brother of Anna Kolesarek and Helen Lindvay, all of Pueblo; brother-in-law of Flora Spinuzzi, Lena and John Soldano and Frances Obrin. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and good friend, Debra A. Schilling. Preceded in death by his brother, Joe Obrin, and his parents, John and Anna Obrin. A lifelong Pueblo resident, Mr. Obrin was employed by the Alpha Beta Meat Packing Plant (formerly Nuckolls Packing) for 42 years, retiring in 1976. He was a veteran, of service with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish and a former member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society. Service, Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn. The family will greet friends in the -parish hall following the rosary service. Funeral home visitation hours are from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Ocana, Floyd P.
Floyd P. Ocana - Denver Colorado - October 11, 2000 - Floyd P. Ocana of Monte Vista, a construction foreman, died Sept. 28. He was 66. Mass was said Oct. 4 at St. Cajetan's Church. Interment was in Fort Logan National Cemetery. He was born Aug. 31, 1934, in Antonito. On March 9, 1956, he married Bessie Ann Maestas in Sacramento, Calif. She preceded him in death. He was member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. His interests included bingo. He is survived by a daughter, Cyndi Mendoza, Denver; two sons, Gilbert, Denver, and Ramon, Monte Vista; two brothers, Armando, Denver, and Julian, Walsenburg; two sisters, Mary Lopez, Aurora, and Vicky, California; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Ocana, Reynaldo Elias
Reynaldo Elias "Ron" Ocana - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 2000 - Reynaldo Elias "Ron" Ocana, 44, departed this life July 1, 2000, at IHS of Pueblo. Born Dec. 2, 1955, in Trinidad. He was a journeyman roofer. Served in the U.S. Army for over 10 years and was a football fan of the Kansas City Chiefs. Preceded in death by his mother, Louise Ocana; stepfather, Clemente Montano; brother, George Abeyta; sister-in-law, Connie Abeyta; and favorite aunt, Emily Trujillo. Survived by a son, Jon Ocana; siblings, Cindy (Gilbert) Vigil, Ida (Lawrence) Valverde and John Ocana; uncle, Lee Trujillo; special friends, Authur Hicks and Mona Reyes; also several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. At Mr. Ocana's request, cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Catholic Church, Rev. Jesse L. Perez, celebrant. Family will receive friends at the church hall following the Mass.
Theresa Ocana - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 1997 - Theresa Ocana, Denver. Recitation of the rosary followed by Mass of Christian Burial, 8 a.m. today, St. Cajetan Church, 299 S. Raleigh St. Interment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Occhiato, Patsy Gay
Patsy Gay Occhiato - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2005 - Patsy Gay Occhiato, 61, passed away April 14, 2005. Survived by her son, Jerry D. Webb of Pueblo; grandchildren, Carissa Carr, Cassie Webb and Brandon Webb; sisters, Connie (Troy) Studer of Idalou, Texas, and Shyree Rawlings of San Angelo, Texas; brother, Jackie (Gloria) Payne of Mineral Wells, Texas. Preceded in death by her parents; and daughter, Kimberly Gay Carr. Born to Carlos and Zola Payne, Dec. 15, 1943, in Pecos, Texas. Patsy served as housing and human services director for Pueblo County government and served on many boards. Her accomplishments and contributions to her community are extensive. Her passion for helping those in need is legendary. Always going beyond the expectations of her job, Patsy was highly instrumental in developing effective, cooperative working relationships with the city and many non-profit agencies in Pueblo. Everyone loved Patsy's Texas "drawl," her ready smile, sense of humor and fun and easy, friendly way of dealing with people from all walks of life. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 10th and Grand. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2005, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, with the Most Rev. Arthur N. Tafoya as celebrant. Interment will be in Balmorhea, Texas.
Jesus Ochoa - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1926 - Aged War Veteran Dies Here Monday. After a lingering illness of four years, Jesus Ochoa, 99, one of the oldest Civil War veterans, passed away at his home here, 913 Elm Street, Monday morning [August 9, 1926]. The death of the aged veteran brought to a close the history of a man whose entire life has practically been spent in the service of his country, and whose career was filled with thrilling experiences encountered in his many campaigns. Ochoa was born in Sonora, Old Mexico, in February, 1827. Early in life he came to the United States, and enlisted in Company A., first regiment, New Mexico cavalry. He also served as a private in Company B, first regiment, New Mexico, cavalry. With these outfits he saw service in the Civil War. He came to Florence, Colo. from Santa Fe, N.M. fifty years ago. He engaged in the occupation of farming, remaining near Florence until October 1915, when he came to Pueblo to make this city his home. He lived here until his death. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Delphinia Ochoa, of Canon City. Funeral will take place at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the family residence. Interment will be in Roselawn cemetery, under the direction of T.G. McCarthy & Sons.
Ochoa, Shirley A.
Shirley A. Linkous Ochoa - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2003 - Shirley A. Linkous Ochoa, 58, of Pueblo, Colo., went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 12, 2003. She was born Dec. 18, 1944 in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her father James A Linkous and mother Maria Nettie Archuleta and numerous family members. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Teresa Ochoa of Pueblo, Shirell (Jose) La Grenade of Dallas, Texas and three granddaughters, Sherrae, Jordan and Jessica. Shirley's granddaughters were the joy of her life and she was always excited to hear their voices or see their faces. Rosary Services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, at Holy Family Parish at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, at 2 p.m. with entombment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. In memory of Shirley, a potluck will be at the Parish Hall following the services on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to the family.*
Mrs. Elizabeth Ochs - Pueblo Star Journal - October 16, 1949 - Mrs. Elizabeth Ochs, widow of William H. Ochs, who died in Pueblo in 1927, passed away in Denver, Colo. Sunday morning. Mother of Mrs. Audrey M. Melby and Mrs. Margaret J. Watson, grandmother of Audrey Sue Melby and Peggy Diane Watson, all of Denver and sister of Charles Sillito, St. Louis, Mo. Member of Pueblo chapter No. 7 Order of Eastern Star Pueblo. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of the Rouch Funeral Home Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. interment will be made on the family plot in Roselawn.
Charles O'Coner Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 1913 Chares O'Coner, age 32, died in Grand Junction yesterday. The remains will arrive in Pueblo this morning and will be in charge of the United Undertaking Company. He is survived by one brother William O'Coner, who resides in this city, and is employed by the D&RG railroad. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Mar. 20, 1913 The funeral of Charles O'Conner will be held this morning at 8:30 o'clock at the chapel of the United Undertaking Company at 9 o'clock at St. Patrick's church. Father Schimpf officiating. Interment in Roselawn.
O'Connor, Bessie A.
Bessie McDonald O'Connor - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 2002 - Bessie McDonald O'Connor, 95, passed away Dec. 7, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. Born March 2, 1907, in rural Riverton, Colo., to James and Harriett McDonald, who preceded her in death along with her husband of 21 years, William J. O'Connor. Survived by her nieces, Ruth (John) Allen, Jackie (Al) Ralphelson, Janis (Tony) McCambridge; nephews, Byron McDonald, Pat (Sandy) McDonald, William (Pat) McDonald, Richard (Kay) McDonald, and Raymond (Delores) McDonald; stepdaughters, Marilyn (George) Allenbach and Alice (Jim) Stephan; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Before Mrs. O'Connor married, she had been director of budgets and accounting and secretary of the Board of Education for District No. 60. She was an employee of the school district for 36 years. Viewing, Wednesday, Dec. 11 from noon to 5 p.m., the family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Viewing, Thursday, Dec. 12 from 8 a.m. to noon at the funeral home. Services, Thursday, 2 p.m. at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Charitable contributions may be made to Assistance League of Pueblo or Sangre de Cristo Hospice.
O'Connor, Edith J.
Edith J. O'Connor - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 1987 - Edith J. O'Connor, late of 1017 E. Sixth, passed away May 23, 1987. Mrs. O'Connor was a member of the Belmont Church of the Nazarene and the SRDA. She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. O'Connor, in 1971. Survivors include one daughter, Betty (Walter) Ketchum of Pueblo; two brothers, Jim Mathews of Pueblo and Fred Mathews of Arkansas; one grandson, Jerry Ketchum of Tacoma, Wash.; one granddaughter, Kathy McIntosh of Colorado Springs; six great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Don Nelson of the Belmont Church of the Nazarene officiating. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 623 W. 12th.
Emmett O'Connor Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1924 the funeral of Emmett O'Connor was held Monday morning at 9:30 from the McMinn funeral home and at 10 o'clock from St. Patrick's church. Rev. Father Neenan celebrated requiem high mass and the children's choir sang the requiem. A number of members of the B of L.F.E. No. 59 attended the services and exemplified their burial service at the cemetery. The flower bearers were J. C. Howard and F. W. Mangus. The pall bearers were T. J. Miller, F. A. Labelle, H. G. Meeks, J. V. Leffler, C. Powell and C. E. Haas. Burial was in Roselawn. In Memoriam Live on good terms with thy fellows: Cheerful and kind was the disposition of Emmett O'Connor, who was born in Jackson County, Iowa, Feb. 17, 1885. One who believed in being kind to his fellow men and all those around him and firmly believed that every dark cloud had a silver lining. His life was that of a railroad man, the last railroad work was as an engineer and fireman for the C & W and D& RGW. About a year ago he was stricken with that dreaded disease of cancer and in the short space of a year this young hearty man was stricken down. Behold what havoc the scythe of time has wrought. This cycle of time came his way Saturday morning June 14, and his soul took its departure to that realm beyond this earth. He leaves to mourn his loss a loving wife who has been faithful ever until the end; five children, Frank, Everett, Jessie, Mary and Dannie; father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. O'Connor of Delta, Colo.; Mrs. Lottie Chambers, Mrs. O. Pratt of Salt Lake City; Mrs. Nellie St. John, Fort Lupton, Colo.; Miss May O'Connor of Delta, Colo.; Frank O'Connor of Grand Junction, Colo.; William O'Connor of Salt Lake City; Albert O'Connor of Hastings, Colo.; and L. J. O'Connor of Sacramento,. Calif. and a host of friends. Charles Kincaid, sec'y R.R. Y.M.C.A.
O'Connor, Marcus James
Marcus James O'Connor - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2000 - Marcus James O'Connor, 46, of Pueblo, passed away March 27, 2000. Born on April 3, 1953, in Rocky Ford, Colo. Survived by his sister, Pearl Laperla; friends, the entire Belarde family, Gino Espinosa and Garo Espinosa. No viewing. At his request, cremation. Memorial funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday at Romero Chapel, Rev. Leonard Racki, officiant.
O'Connor, Margaret Alice
Margaret Alice O'Connor - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2001 - Margaret Alice O'Connor, of Pueblo, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, in Pueblo. She was 84. The daughter of William Patrick O'Connor and Julia O'Rourke O'Connor, she was born June 13, 1917, in Penrose, Colo. Her family moved back to Pueblo and lived in the Grove neighborhood during the flood of 1921. Margaret graduated from Central High School and attended the University of Colorado, Pueblo Community College and the University of Southern Colorado. She retired from the Colorado & Wyoming Railroad after working there for 40 years. She was preceded in death by her brothers, William J. O'Connor and John J. O'Connor. She is survived by her nieces, Marilyn Allenbach of Boulder, and Alice Stephan of Arvada; three grandnieces; and two grandnephews; and their children and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Bessie O'Connor. She was a member of Altrusa Club, Beta Sigma Phi, Professional Secretaries International and the Shrine of St. Therese. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Oden, Leatrice B.
Leatrice B. "Lee" Oden - Pueblo Chieftain - September 1, 1987 - Leatrice B. "Lee" Oden passed away Aug. 27, 1987. Survived by her mother, Mrs. Winnie Howard, Pueblo; brother, James Darrell Brown, Escondido, Calif.; stepbrother, Lewis Howard, Denver. Also survived by her nephews, Darrell Ray Brown, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Eric Von Brown of Phoenix, Ariz. Preceded in death by her husband, John B. Oden on July 10, 1983. Born Aug. 31, 1923, in Tucumcari, N.M., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring as physical education instructor at Risley Middle School. Mrs. Oden raised and showed cocker spaniels and was a well-known professional dog handler. There will be viewing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday. Graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Roselawn Cemetery, with the Rev. Hugh A. Critchett officiating. The family will receive friends at the family home of Bob Haney, 1215 23 1/2 Lane following the service.
Odle, Helen D.
Helen D. Odle - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 1987 - Helen D. Odle, 51, of Cimarron, Kan., formerly of Pueblo, died Nov. 12, 1987, in Garden City, Kan. Survived by husband, Elwin; two sons; four daughters; five brothers, including Mike Borneman, Pueblo; four sisters, including Karen Beck, Pueblo; and seven grandchildren. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday at the First Christian Church, Cimarron.
Odom, Harvey Wayne
Harvey Wayne Odom Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 2000 - Harvey Wayne Odom, 80, resident of Fowler Health Care Center since June 1, 1973, died March 31, 2000. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 at Mountainview Cemetery, Manzanola, Colo.
O'Donnell, Hester Ella
Hester Ella O'Donnell - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2003 - Hester Ella O'Donnell, passed away Jan. 14, 2003, in Tahlequah, Okla. Born July 23, 1909, in Okemah, Okla., to Florence Keys and Otie Langwell, who preceded her in death along with her husband of 19 years, John "Brick" O'Donnell, who passed away in 1988. Survived by her nieces and nephews and a host of close friends. Hester was a member of the Pueblo Chapter No. 7, OES, P.M., PAD, Grand Electa 81 & 82, Harmony Club, Past Matrons Club president, Laurel Court No. 16 Order of Amaranth, and PRM. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, with family present from 1 to 3 p.m. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
O'Donnell, Janet Lorraine
Janet Lorraine O'Donnell - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2000 - Janet Lorraine O'Donnell, 61, of Walsenburg, went to the Lord Nov. 18, 2000. She was born Aug. 19, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo. She is preceded in death by her father, James Angel. Survived by her mother, Anna Lee Angel, Kansas City, Mo.; sons, Michael, Ronald, Timothy, Gregory, Darrell and Nathan Leciejewski; daughter, Valerie Leciejewski; brothers, Tom, Bill, John, David and Charlie Angel; sisters, Dolores Hamrick, Mary Leftridge and Judy Miller; also survived by eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephew. She was a loving mother and grandmother who will never be forgotten. The world is a different place without her. Funeral service to be held Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Romero Chapel, Walsenburg, with Minister Alan Tinsley officiating. Interment to follow at North St. Mary Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Calvary Baptist Fellowship Hall after interment. Janet O'Donnell - Lamar Daily News - November 20, 2000 - By Jim Farmer Lamar Daily News Saturday morning a car crossed the center line on US Highway 287 near the Baca/Prowers county line, and collided with the left side of a Wal-Mart semi-truck. The result of the accident, a destroyed truck, an extensively burned trailer and a woman is killed. According to information from the Colorado State Patrol, Janet O'Donnell, age 61, of Walsenburg, CO, was traveling northbound on US 287, when her car crossed the center line and collided with the side of the Wal-Mart truck driven by Frank Keplar, age 62, of Amarillo, TX. The truck caught fire on impact and came to rest in the barrow ditch and O'Donnell's car stopped in the left lane of the highway. The truck cab was destroyed by flames and the trailer and contents were extensively damaged as firefighters from Baca County Fire Department, Prowers County Volunteer Fire Department and Lamar Fire Department fought the fire. The initial call was received by emergency crews at 10:25 a.m. Besides fire equipment, ambulances responded from Springfield and Lamar, along with units from the Baca County Sheriff, Prowers County Sheriff and the Colorado State Patrol. O'Donnell died from multiple injuries at the scene and was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Richard Orndorff. Rescue workers used Jaws of Life and other extrication devices to remove the victim, who had not been wearing a seatbelt. According to Patrol Trooper Hill at the scene, Keplar, who was wearing a seatbelt, was able to escape the burning truck without injuries and was not transported to the hospital. The truck-tractor burned to the ground leaving only the engine hulk, wheels, frame and exhaust stack.
O'Donnell, Lloyd Charles
Lloyd Charles "Chuck" O'Donnell - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2002- Lloyd Charles "Chuck" O'Donnell of Pueblo West passed away Aug. 27, 2002. Mr. O'Donnell attended college at Idaho State and received his degree from Denver University. He spent four years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He worked for the CF&I as an industrial engineer, and later for the BF Goodrich Co. as superintendent of furnace and deck, from which he retired. Chuck was an active member of Central Christian Church for many years. He served as president of the Pueblo Jaycees and chairman of Young Republicans. Chuck leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Jean; two children, Kevin (Wanda) O'Donnell, Shelbyville, Ky., Erin (Pat) Corcoran, Scottsdale, Ariz.; grandchildren, Megan and Mandy O'Donnell, Cassie and Callie Corcoran; sister, Daisy (Forrest) Daley, Chandler, Ariz.; and nephews, Craig (Susan) Daley, Phoenix, and Kurt Daley, Chandler, Ariz. Viewing at the funeral home on Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 until 10 a.m. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at Central Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Christian Church Memorial Fund in Mr. O'Donnell's name.
Mr. O'Donnell Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain January 9, 1873 Mr. Ed. O'Donnell, the foreman of H. A. E. Pickard's brick yard, was called to his old home in Virginia yesterday, to attend the funeral of his father, who died very suddenly a day or two ago. With Mr. O'Donnell's many friends here, we heartily sympathize with him in his great loss.
Mr. O'Donnell - Colorado Daily Chieftain - January 9, 1873 - Mr. Ed O'Donnell, the foreman of H.A.E. Pickards' brick yard, was called to his old home in Virginia yesterday to attend the funeral of his father, who died very suddenly a day or two ago. With Mr. O'Donnell's many friends here, we heartily sympathize with him in his great loss.
Rosalie O'Donoghue - Huerfano World - May 16, 2002 - Rosalie O'Donoghue, dear friend, grandmother and more, died on May 5, 2002, surrounded by family and friends. Born on May 5, 1930, she graduated from high school in Walsenburg and from UC Boulder. She is survived by her son Sean and his wife Yvette; grandchildren Zoe and Ian; mother Josephine Marchiori; sister Meda Antonioni and her husband Arthur; and many nieces and nephews. An avid traveler with a great love for adventure, Rosalie had many friends. She taught in the DPS system for many years before becoming an educational consultant. Both personally and professionally, she inspired many and she will be deeply missed. A Celebration of life in her honor will be held at the Denver Botanical gardens on June 3, 2002 at 11 a.m.
Angelina "Angie" O'Dorisio - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2005 - Angelina "Angie" O'Dorisio, 75, born March 6, 1930, passed away Oct. 17, 2005. Survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Jim O'Dorisio; children, Chuck O'Dorisio, Jim (Cathy) O'Dorisio, and Jeanne VanZandt; and grandchildren, Tressa Vigil and Jim Bob O'Dorisio, Megan, Jessica and Tyler O'Dorisio, Morgan O'Dorisio and Travis VanZandt. Also survived by her great-grandson, Michael Vigil; and sister, Rosemary Cortese. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Carmella Spinuzzi; brothers, Tony and Casey Spinuzzi, and sister, Phyllis Musso. Angie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and taking care of her family. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Holy Family Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association in Angie's memory.
Vera O'Dorisio - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2005 - Vera O'Dorisio, age 94, passed away on Aug. 12, 2005. She is survived by her sons, Jim (Angie) O'Dorisio, Bennie (Vickie) O'Dorisio; grandchildren, Robbin (Tom) Carpenter, Dawn (Ken Kirkendall) Torri, Ben (Paula) O'Dorisio, Stephen (Maurene) O'Dorisio, Jim (Cathy) O'Dorisio and Jeanne VanZandt, Chuck O'Dorisio and Mike (Kandace) O'Dorisio; 19 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; sister, Orma Oreskovich; and numerous nieces and nephews. Vera was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie B. O'Dorisio; parents, Joseph and Theresa Giordano; brothers, John, Alfred and Tony Giordano; and sister, Josephine Consonero. Vera was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today, with family receiving friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice in her memory.
Serafino Odorozzi Eagle Valley Enterprise May 4, 1917 Explosion in Hastings Mine Note: Serafino Odorozzi is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Serafino Odorozzi: Austrian, age 35, 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.
Anton Oechsle - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 1986 - Anton Oechsle, 83, passed away Dec. 2, 1986, following a lengthy illness. Husband of Emma B. Oechsle and father of Anton O. (Peggy) Oechsle, Vienna, Va., and John J. (Inge) Oechsle, Pueblo. Brother of Alois Oechsle, Ottenbach, Germany, and Sister Marie who resides in Switzerland. Survived also by grandchildren, Natalie Topash, Heidi Rodosta, Teri Oechsle, Mike Oechsle, Jon Oechsle, Bryan Springfield and Gary Springfield. In addition, he is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, including Paul Oechsle, Ventura, Calif. Member of St. Francis Xavier parish; Knights of Columbus Council No. 557; Men's Nocturnal Adoration Society of the Cenacle of the Blessed Sacrament; the Holy Name Society; honorary life member of the Pueblo German Club and member for more than 50 years of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen International Local No. 2. Mr. Oechsle came to Pueblo from his native Germany in 1925 and was employed as a bricklayer for more than 50 years. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Thursday and rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Friday. Interment, Imperial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 102 E. Orman, Pueblo, Colo., 81004. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Oechsle, 52 Robertson Rd.
Alma Offdenkamp (nee Rooth) - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 1997 - Alma Offdenkamp (nee Rooth), 81, passed away at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs on Dec. 1, 1997. Survived by her daughter, Kay (Alan) Vancil of Colorado Springs- son-in-law, Jerry Edinger of Kennan, Wis. - and granddaughter, Heather Vancil. Also survived by her sisters, Elsie Rooth and Ethel Welch of Pueblo, Ida Jackson of Phoenix, Ariz. - and numerous nieces and a nephew. Preceded in death by her husband, Harry Offdenkamp on April 6, 1993- and daughter, Gail Edinger on Oct. 5, 1997. Born on Dec. 28, 1915, in Pueblo. Alma and her husband owned and operated Harry's Grocery Store on the East Side of Pueblo for more than 25 years. Member of Bethel United Methodist Church. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Steve Burnett officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to the Bethel United Methodist Church in Pueblo through the funeral home office.
Offdenkamp, June K.
June K. Offdenkamp - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 1998- June K. Offdenkamp, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away Sept. 23, 1998. Mrs. Offdenkamp was the daughter of the late Edward H. and Kate Kretschmer and the wife of the late George I. Offdenkamp. Mrs. Offdenkamp was a graduate of Centennial High School, class of 1932, and was employed as a bookkeeper at Southern Colorado Power Company for 35 years. Survived by her cousins, Nancy K. (Thomas A.) Habiger of Pueblo, James J. Habiger of Littleton, Colo., and Mary Ann (Todd) Boldt, Fort Collins, Colo. Private graveside service.
Offenbacher, J. V. (Mrs.)
Mrs. J. V. Offenbacher Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain October 12, 1875 Died at Cucharas, Colo., on the 29th day of September, 1875, Mrs. J. V. Offenbacher.
Ofsanko, Nettie E.
Nettie E. "Bettie" Ofsanko - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 1986 - Nettie E. "Bettie" Ofsanko, June 17, 1986. Mother of Ray (Joyce) Oxford and Dollie (Wally) Tedrow, both of Pueblo. Survived also by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ofsanko was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and was an involved member of the Susanna Wesley Circle of United Methodist Women. She was a Pueblo resident for the past 60 years and retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. bolt mill in 1967 after 23 years of service. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Wesley United Methodist Church. Interment, Roselawn.
K. Ogami Hugo Range Ledger November 12, 1910 Deadly Explosion at Trinidad Note: K. Ogami is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. K. Ogami: Japanese, age 30, 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." He was buried in Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad, Colorado. http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.
O'Gane, Buckley P.
Buckley P. O'Gane "Popi" - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2001 - Age 84, passed away March 23, 2001, after a brief illness. Preceded in death by son, Alan O'Gane. Survived by his loving wife, Simonita P. O'Gane; and children, Kathleen O'Gane, Marlene O'Gane, Agnes (Jerry) Monteith, Timothy (Crystal) O'Gane, Patrick (Kathy) O'Gane, Michael (Rose) O'Gane, Shawn (Bonnie) O'Gane; as well as 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Buck served in the Army as a sergeant during World War II. He enjoyed his profession as a master leather craftsman. Memorial service Wednesday, March 28, 2001, 3 p.m., T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Reception information will be announced concluding the service. In lieu of food and flowers donations can be made in his name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, CO 81004.
Vincent Ogaz - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 1986 - Vincent Ogaz of 2618 Pine, Feb. 24, 1986. Husband of Mrs. Rachel Ogaz. Father of Justine (Ramon) Romero, Ventura (Bill) Ogaz-Montoya, Cassandra (Raymond) Razo, Vincent (Christine) Ogaz Jr., all of Denver; Rowena Ogaz and Leticia (Mathew) Keith of Albuquerque, N.M.; Felipa (Geoff) Duncan, Scotland; Dario (Irene) Ogaz, Germany; Asteria (Robert) Lovato, Arizona; Dahlia (Morris) Medina, Porfirio (Diane) Ogaz, Saturnina Ogaz, Ismael Ogaz and RaVin Ogaz, all of Pueblo. Brother of Jacinta Cruz, Isabel Ogaz, Florentino Ogaz, Mary Casados; Roberta Van Dyke, Angela Sandoval, Ruben Ogaz, Anselmo Ogaz and Juvencio Ogaz. Also survived by 12 grandchildren. Mr. Ogaz was a retired employee of the Pueblo Army Depot and was a veteran of service with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, Imperial. Family will receive friends at 1638 Wabash.
Ogden, Edwin G.
Edwin G. Ogden - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 1999 - Edwin G. Ogden, 84, passed away Jan. 28, 1999. Preceded in death by his wife, Margie Ogden. Survived by his children, Dale Ogden, Wheatridge, Nancy (Brett) Rice, Springer, N.M., and Todd (Kathy) Ogden, Pueblo. Grandfather of Katie Ogden. Also survived by his brother, James Ogden, Black Canyon, Ariz. - niece, Jamie Johnson, Phoenix, Ariz. - and special friend, Helen Lutes, Pueblo. He was a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE), and Masonic Lodge No. 31 AF&AM. Funeral service, Monday, 1 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Ogden, Kenneth P. Jr.
Kenneth P. Ogden Jr. Times Record News - February 18, 2004 - Wichita Falls, TX - Kenneth P. Ogden Jr., 85, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, in Wichita Falls. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. John Swistovich officiating. Burial will be held in Rosemont Cemetery under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home. A Christian Wake service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at Lunn's Colonial Chapel. Kenneth was born June 6, 1918, in Walsenburg, Colo., the eldest son of Kathryn and Kenneth Ogden, in the railroad section-house where his grandfather was foreman on the C&S Railroad. He graduated from Trinidad High School, and worked several odd jobs including on the railroad. In 1941, he volunteered into the service, and was stationed at Fort Benning as a Tech. Sgt. He retired in 1945 as a Tech. Sgt Paratrooper. When he came home in December 1945, he met and married Georgia Rickman, now his wife of 58 years. The Ogden family all returned to work on the railroad from the C&S to FWD and BNF. Kenneth was employed for 33 1/2 years on the BN. Then he took a job as Railroad Inspector for the U.S. Government, which required traveling four states. He retired in 1983, returning to Wichita Falls to be with family. He is survived by his wife, Georgia; his son Michael Ogden; his sister Yvonne Rodgers; two grandchildren: Leslie Peterson and her husband Brandon, and James Ogden, all of Wichita Falls, and by various nieces and nephews. The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls.
Christina Ogle - Huerfano World - April 9, 1992 - Funeral service for Christina Faye Ogle, 100, who died in long term care of Huerfano County Medical Center Apr. 7, 1992, will be Friday at 10 a.m. from J.M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel. Born Apr. 27, 1892, in Castle Gate, UT, she attended Greeley Teachers College and married Roy W. Ogle July 4, 1911 in Cortez. Survivors include nieces and nephews and good friends, Nora Carlson, Floyd and Betty Jeter. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Pueblo.
Mr. William O'Grady - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 1957 - Mr. William O'Grady, 125 W. Grant, died Tuesday at a local hospital following an illness of one week. Former owner and operator of the LaSalle Hotel and resident of Pueblo for 57 years. Member of St. Patrick Church. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Bessie O'Grady; a son, John R. O'Grady of Los Angeles, Calif.; three grandsons, Robert J. O'Grady, U. S. Air Force in Newfoundland, John W. O'Grady of Upland, Calif., and Joseph F. O'Grady of Los Angeles, Calif.; one granddaughter, Mrs. Patricia Joanne Chandler of Pueblo; one great-granddaughter, Shelly Jo Chandler; and a nephew, William Ryan of Durango, Colo. Recitation of the rosary Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., St. Patrick Church. Funeral services 9 a.m. Thursday, St. Patrick Church. Interment Gate of Heaven section, Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1957 - Mr. William O'Grady. Requiem mass will be celebrated today at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick Church. Interment will follow in the Gate of Heaven Section of Roselawn Cemetery.
Mary Ogrodowski - Blue Valley Times - April 25, 1913 - Girl of Sixteen Shots out Brains - Trinidad - "Mother, you will never get another chance to scold me!" cried Mary Ogrodowski, sixteen, as she rushed into her room and blew out her brains with a revolver.
Ogulin, Mary Racheal
Mary Racheal Ogulin - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 1999 - Mary Racheal Ogulin, 93, passed away Jan. 27, 1999. Survived by her sister, Angela (Carl) Soldano, San Jose, Calif. - and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, one brother and one nephew. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.
Ohlrogge, Elizabeth C.
Elizabeth "Liz" C. Ohlrogge - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2003 - Elizabeth "Liz" C. Ohlrogge , age 51, fell asleep in Jesus on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003 at her home. She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Ken. A memorial service will be conducted at Bethany Lutheran Church, Pueblo, on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. Memorials may be given, in her name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice of Pueblo.
Ohlson, Bertha J.
Bertha J. Ohlson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2001 - Age 96, resident of the Prairie View Village, Las Animas, Colo., died March 21, 2001, at Ark-Valley Medical Center. Bertha is survived by two nephews, Richard (Connie) Harris, Las Animas, and James (Karen) Harris, Aurora; great-nieces and nephews, Shannon Jill, Emily, Adam and Amber Harris. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Las Animas, Colo. Interment will follow in Las Animas Cemetery. Family prefers memorials to Prairie View Village.
Ohlson, Edward A.
Edward A. Ohlson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2003 - Edward A. Ohlson of Arvada, formerly of Pueblo, died Jan. 26,2003. He is survived by his wife Jackie Taylor Ohlson, three daughters, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Service, Lakewood Christian Church, 2005 Kipling, Lakewood Colo., 2:00 p.m. Thursday.
Omer Ohrel - World Independent - January 5, 1934 - Funeral Services For Omer Ohrel To Be Monday Morning - Body of Former Resident Arrives in Walsenburg This Morning - Omer Ohrel, 27, who died last Tuesday evening in St. Louis, as the result of blood poisoning, will be buried Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the St. Mary's Church; Ohrel's body arrived in this city this morning. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ohrel, and his wife, Irene, accompanied the body from St. Louis. Ohrel was well known in this city. He attended St. Mary's school, Creighton University, and graduated with a medical degree from St. Louis University. He has been practicing medicine in St. Louis for the past three years. Interment will be in the Catholic cemetery under the direction of the Unfug Peet Mortuary. - The Daily Reminder - January 9, 1934 - Funeral Services Yesterday For Omer Ohrel - Funeral services were held Monday morning at high mass at the St. Mary's Church for Omer Ohrel, 27, son of Mr. And Mrs. Joe Ohrel. Burial was in the St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Unfug Peet Mortuary. [Dr. Omer Ohrel - 1907 - January 7, 1934 - Son, Age 27 From Obit - Omer J. died January 2, 1934; buried January 8, 1934, residence Walsenburg. Notes 27 years old, born in Walsenburg, infection, died in St. Louis, Missouri - St. Mary's Death Records]
Ohse, John W.
John W. Ohse - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2000 - John W. Ohse, 76, passed away Oct. 23, 2000. Survived by his wife of 53 years, Jean A. Ohse of the family home; sons, Larry Ohse and Mark Ohse, both of Denver; brother-in-law, James Pettus; sister-in-law, Donna (Ed) Carter, all of Flint, Mich.; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Bessie Ohse; sisters, Florence Pettus and an infant sister; and parents-in-law, Alberto and Helen Mansfield. John was born May 3, 1924, in Branch, Mich. He retired from General Motors Buick Division, in Flint, Mich., in 1980 and moved to Pueblo West in 1981. John was an avid outdoorsman and artist. He was an instructor and former member of Pueblo Art Guild. Member of UAW Local No. 599 Buick and Liberty Point Mobile Home Association. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to First Church of the Nazarene. Interment at a later date.
Ohse, Larry John
Larry John Ohse - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2004 - Larry John Ohse, 55, passed away June 8, 2004. Survived by his mother, Jean A. Ohse; brother, Mark Ohse, both of Pueblo West; aunt and uncles, Donna and Ed Carter and James Pettus, all of Flint, Mich.; and several cousins. He will be missed by many friends in Colorado and Michigan. Preceded in death by his father, John William Ohse on Oct. 23, 2000. Larry was born June 20, 1948, in Flint, Mich. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force and worked as an auto parts warehouseman for General Motors Parts Plant. He loved being outdoors, fishing, motorcycling and was an avid fan of the Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Graveside service, 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2004, at Imperial Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Conley Henderson officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association through the funeral home.
Okoren, Virginia M.
Virginia M. Okoren - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 1986 - Virginia M. Okoren of Pueblo West. Graveside service and burial, 10 a.m. Friday. Jane 13, at Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City, With the Rev. Fred Block officiating.
OKorn, Rudolph Sr.
Rudolph "Yogi" OKorn Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2006 - Rudolph "Yogi" OKorn Sr., 71, passed away April 25, 2006. Preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Margaret OKorn; sister, Betty Jean Byrnes; brother-in-law, Phillip Mitchell. Survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Mary; children, Karen (Robert) King and Rudolph A. OKorn Jr.; grandchildren, Rhonda, Karri, Alicia and Robert Kyle King; siblings, JoAnne Fidler, Pat (Bob) Beeman, Katherine Smith and Barbara Mitchell. Also survived by numerous other relatives and special friend, Joe Kennick. Rudolph graduated from Central High School in 1953 and served with the Marine Corp during the Korean War. Rudolph worked in the Rail Finishing Mill at CF&I Steel Mill for 39 years before retiring in 2000. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2006, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
Edward Olander Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph April 17, 1978 Edward Olander Services and burial for Edward Olander, of Canon City, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Price officiating. Mr. Olander died Friday following a lengthy illness in a Canon City Hospital. He was born Nov. 14, 1892, in Pueblo and had been a resident of Canon City for seven years. He was retired. He formerly lived in Colorado Springs and Ellicott. Mr. Olander was a Protestant and served in World War I. He is survived by two sisters, Anni Campbell of Colorado Springs and Selma Adams of Grandview, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.
Oldaker, Scott Holmes
Scott Holmes Oldaker - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2005 - Scott Holmes Oldaker, 78, died March 29, 2005. He was born Feb. 19, 1927, in Canon City to Frances Ellen Oldaker. Scott grew up in Canon City, and then lived in Pueblo for 58 years before moving back to Canon City 2 years ago. He was a newspaper carrier for The Pueblo Chieftain for more than 30 years. Scott also worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a mailman. He married Patricia Ewing in 1950; she preceded him in death on Nov. 20, 1980. Scott was a member of the Canon City Elks Lodge, Florence Eagles and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He was a judge at Beacon Hill Speedway for many years, and loved aircraft piloting/flying. Scott is survived by his sisters, Ruth (Walter) Rodie, Ardis (Chester) Tong; nephew, Bill Tong; nieces, Laurie Martin, Marie (Rick) Robart, Cindy (Bryan) Happ; step-nieces, Pam (Tom) Swisher and Patti (Mike) Ives. He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances; and step-nephew, Robert Singer. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Holt Chapel of the Garden in Canon City. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Pueblo. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Rita (Martinez) Oldenburg - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2004 - Rita (Martinez) Oldenburg, 29, Born July 6, 1974, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 31, 2003. Preceded in death by her parents Martin and Julia Martinez, Sister Lola Samora. She leaves to cherish her husband Andy, children Leslie, Zavier, and Elijah. Also survived by Marilyn (Kenny) Gonzales, Paul Martinez, Theresa (Rick) Bertholf, Kathy Martinez (Greg Madeo), Vicky (Dennis) Aguilar, Liz Martinez, Martin (Tina) Martinez Jr. In Laws Nadine, Gale (Pam) Oldenburg, Christina (Mark) Anderson, Jeff (Kelly), numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Rita was greatly loved and will be forever missed. Services at St. Leander's Church at 2:00pm, Monday, Jan. 5, 2004. Family and friends to meet in the Hall after services.
Oldfield, L. Geraldine
Geraldine "Gerry" Oldfield - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 1999 - L. Geraldine "Gerry" Oldfield, 76, of Pueblo passed away April 12, 1999. Survived by children, Brenda D. Gill, Aleta (Charlie Fetty) Oldfield, Susan Laporte, Diane (Ed) DeVor and Richard Oldfield Jr., 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous cousins and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Ollie and Delia Choate, and husband, Richard. Gerry was a member of the "Big Hiller's Pioneer Broadcasters Association," and was in broadcasting for 30 years at KOAA and KCSJ as Traffic Director, retiring in 1982. She lived her last years with and for her children and grandchildren. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Oldham, Donald H.
Donald H. Oldham - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 1987 - Donald H. Oldham, 77, passed away May 21, 1987, following a brief illness. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he had been employed by Southern Colorado Power Co. for many years, retiring in 1975. Husband of Wilma Oldham, of the family home. Father of Duane (Helen) Oldham, Robert Edward (Virginia) Oldham, David (Carol) Oldham, H. Gaylord (B. J.) Oldham, Raymond Oldham, Patsy (Dannie) Valencia, and Peggy Oldham. Brother of Charles (Lee) Oldham, Grace Houston, Kay (Vic) Vodopich, Estell Wells, and brother-in-law of Stella Oldham. Also survived by 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A son, D. H. Oldham Jr., preceded him in death in 1934. Services at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel, with Vaughn Graham officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family prefers contributions to the Heart Fund through the funeral home office.
Oldham, Howard Gaylord
Howard Gaylord Oldham - Colorado Springs Gazette - August 22, 1989 - Howard Gaylord Oldham, 49, of Colorado Springs died Saturday at a local hospital after a long illness. He was a truck driver with Southland Corp. and had been a manager for Zales Jewelers. Private services were conducted in Pueblo. Shrine of Rest Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Oldham was born Feb. 4, 1940, in Rye. He is survived by his mother, Wilma V. (King) Oldham of Pueblo. Mr. Oldham was preceded in death by his father, Donald H. Oldham. He had lived in Colorado Springs since 1972 and was a former resident of Pueblo. Mr. Oldham graduated from Central High School, Pueblo. He also is survived by his wife, B.J. (Gregory); a son, Gregory Donald of Colorado Springs; four brothers; and two sisters. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 555 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 105, Colorado Springs 80903.
Raymond Oldham - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 2003 - Raymond Oldham, was born Sept. 14, 1946, and passed away Feb. 5, 2003. He is preceded in death by his parents, Donald H. and Wilma Oldham; his brothers, Donald H. Oldham, Jr., Duane Oldham, Robert Edward Oldham and Howard Gaylord Oldham; his brother-in-law, Dannie Valencia; and sister-in-law, Betty Jean "B.J." Oldham. He is survived by his brother, David Oldham; sisters, Patsy Valencia and Peggy Oldham; and his sister-in-law, Helen Oldham. Raymond worked at CF&I Steel for 38 years and was an avid fisherman as well as an accomplished artist and craftsman. At his request, cremation with no viewing. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. For more information, please see Raymond's memorial at www.mem.com.
Oldham, William W.
William W. Oldham - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 2001 - William W. Oldham passed away Aug. 4, 2001, in Pueblo. Bill was born July 1, 1920, in Detroit, Mich., to William E. and Mary Sherwin Oldham and had lived in Pueblo West since 1997. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1944 to 1946, following which he was a civilian employee of the Air Force in McAllen, Texas, where he trained Army pilots. Bill later lived in Omaha, Neb., and was employed by the Peter Kewit & Sons Construction Company for 15 years as their corporate pilot. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 1 in Omaha, an avid golfer and enjoyed woodworking. Mr. Oldham is survived by his wife, Bess Oldham; his children, Sherwin "Mike" Oldham and Teresa Oldham; a sister, Mary Mahoney, all of Kansas; grandchildren, Mandy Montalvo, Cara and Philip Oldham; great-granddaughter, Ashley Montalvo; his stepchildren, Debbie Fogel of Pueblo, Rick Graen of Oklahoma, Duane Graen of Nebraska, and Doug Graen of Denver; stepgrandchildren, Megan Graen, David Boone, Trudy Jo Bowne; as well as several nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Friends will be received at an open house at 316 W. Burke in Pueblo West on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, from 1 until 4 p.m. Donations in memory of Mr. Oldham may be made to the American Cancer Society, either direct or through the mortuary.
Oldham, Wilma V.
Wilma V. Oldham - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2002 - Wilma V. Oldham, 90, passed away Dec. 15, 2002. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Oldham, May 21, 1987; four sons, Donald Herbert Oldham Jr., Duane Oldham, Robert Edward Oldham and Howard Gaylord Oldham; and by her son-in-law, Dannie Valencia. She is survived by her children, David Oldham, Yuma, Ariz., Raymond Oldham, Pueblo West, Colo., Patsy Valencia, Pueblo West and Peggy Oldham, Joplin, Mo.; sister-in-law Helen Oldham of Berryville, Ark.; and her sister, Olive Hillhouse of California. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members. She was a member of Northside Christian Church. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements under the direction of T.G. McCarthy Funeral Homes in Pueblo, Colorado, 719-543-5611.
Dennis O'Leary - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - May 16, 1878 - A day or two since we stated that a soldier had been killed at Fort Lyon. The Las Animas Leader gives the following particulars of the affair: The person killed proved to be Dennis O'Leary, private of Company E., 19th Infantry; the killer, Sergeant Henry Sweiss. The main facts appear to be that O'Leary - reputed to be ordinarily a good soldier - had become very much intoxicated and was behaving in a turbulent manner in a sutler's store. Capt. Hotsenpiller, the post commandant, being present, ordered him to his quarters. He refused to go, using defiant language and seizing hold of the officer. From him he turned upon Mr. Brown, the post trader, and they two clinched and had a violent scuffle. O'Leary was finally put out of the store, and started in the direction of Old Town. The sergeant of the guard, Henry Sweiss, with two soldiers was sent by the commanding officer with orders to arrest him. They approached him and the sergeant told him what his orders were, but the man, still wild with drink, defied the guard, saying he would not be taken, at the same time holding a brickbat in his hand. Sergeant Sweiss advanced within a few feet of him with his gun in the position of "ready." O'Leary still refused to be taken and raised the brickbat, as if to throw, when Sweiss fired, the ball striking the man in the upper lip and passing through his brain, causing death almost instantly. The jury, owing to a disagreement, failed to either criminate or exonerate the party doing the killing, so that the verdict was merely nominal. The coroner deemed it best, under the circumstances, to order the arrest of Sweiss, and a warrant for this purpose was accordingly issued and placed in the hands of Sheriff Hickman. Colorado Weekly Chieftain - May 8, 1879 - Sergeant Henry Sweiss, indicted for killing Private O'Leary at Fort Lyon, some time since, was yesterday acquitted in the district court in this city. The shooting was done by the sergeant in the discharge of his duty. Sergeant Sweiss was ably defended by Judge Decker. Sweiss is an old soldier, having served for thirteen years and leaves the court without a stain on his good character.
O'Leary, Phillip A.
Phillip A. (Gus) O'Leary - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 1953 - Phillip A. (Gus) O'Leary of 118 Cypress, Aug. 23. Son of Mrs. Julia O'Leary. Brother of Mrs. Clara Barnett, Mrs. Marguerite Sterner, Miss Corinne O'Leary and Clement O'Leary, all of Pueblo. Member of Our Lady of Assumption Parish and the WOW Temple Camp No. 131, Rosary recitation Monday, 7:30 p.m. at the home, 118 Cypress. Services Tuesday 8:30 a.m. from the home. Requiem High Mass 9 a.m., Our Lady of Assumption Church. To Mountain View.
Swanson Oleen - Brandon Bell - April 17, 1914 - Striking Miner Shot Down - La Veta - Swanson Oleen, a striking miner, was shot fatally by Everett Lively, a mine owner's detective, in Pete Lage's saloon here.
Olesen, Judith Ann
Judith Ann Baccarella Olesen - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2002 - Departed this life Jan. 31, 2002. She was born Aug. 9, 1955, to beloved parents Ben and Rose Baccarella, Pueblo, Colo. She is survived by her parents, loving husband, Craig, and three children, Nunzy, Renae and Nicholas. She is also survived by her in-laws, John and Jean Olesen; brothers-in-law, John (Debbie) and Randy; and also by her aunts, Dorothy Baccarella of Rockvale and Katherine (Millen) Lauriski and Rose Baccarella, both of Pueblo. She is also survived by her many good friends. Judy was preceded in death by brother, Michael, and uncles, Pete and Philip Baccarella. Judy graduated from East High School in 1973, then from Adams State College, with a master's degree in business administration, as well as with a teaching degree. She taught two years in Grand Junction, two years in Greeley and 10 years at Otero Junior College in La Junta. Judy loved her garden and flowers. She also loved her music and books. Her husband, Craig, was her best friend, and her dog, Jasper, was her constant companion. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Arkansas Valley Hospice, in care of Ustick Funeral Home. Rosary, 10:30 a.m. with Mass immediately following on Tuesday, Feb. 5, Saint Peter's Church, Rocky Ford, Colo.
Olesky, Walter J.
Walter J. Olesky - Rocky Mountain News - September 15, 1993 - Walter J. Olesky, 78, of Denver died Sept. 11 at home. Services will be 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 3990 Pierce St. in Wheat Ridge. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mr. Olesky was born June 1, 1915, in Oakview. He worked as an engineer with the Rio Grande Railroad and as a Postal Service labor relations executive prior to his retirement. Survivors include his wife, Esther; three sons, Charles, Marty and Tom; two daughters, Mary Pat Olesky and Judy Losasso; five brothers; one sister; and seven grandchildren.
Sven Oleson - Huerfano World - April 19, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1914: Sven Oleson was buried in the town cemetery after he was shot and killed in the Columbine Saloon.
Alex Olguin - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1986 - Alex Olguin, 78, passed away Nov. 28.1986, at Northern Colfax County Hospital in Raton N.M., after a short illness Born Jan. 29, 1 908, in El Paso Texas, to Pedro and Estanislada Olguin., Alex for many years farmed and raised turkeys in Model, Colo. He drove the school bus for the Model and Hoehne school systems. He served on the Model School Board and the County High School Board. In 1968, he moved to Trinidad. While living in Trinidad, he was active in various community projects, some of which include, Model Cities, urban renewal authority, Trinidad Dam Project, the Sopris R-22 project and Uplands. He was an active parishioner, Eucharistic minister and served on the parish council at St. Joseph Church. He was a third-degree member of Knights of Columbus Council, 1072, Trinidad; Sociedad Union Justicia y Caridad, the Confederation Mutualista Mexicana (La Confederacion Lodge) and the Sociedad de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, of which he became a member in 1968. Upon becoming a member, he was elected president, a position he held for 17 years. During his tenure as president, the organization grew from 8 to 225 members. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Annie, four sons, five daughters, and 26 grandchildren. Friends may call at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A special rosary service for the Society of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be held 3 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rosary for friends and relatives will be at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church. Mast of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Catholic Cemetery. Special graveside service will be conducted by the Guadalupe Lodge and the Confederacion Lodge.
Alfonso "Al" Olguin Albuquerque Journal February 12, 2004 - Alfonso "Al" Olguin, 82, a resident of Los Alamos and formerly of Rio Rancho, passed away on Monday, February 9, 2004. Al was born March 3, 1922 the son of Clemente and Dora Armijo Olguin in Pryor, Colorado. The Visitation will be held today, Thursday, February 12, 2004 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with the Service at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho with Deacon Frank Smith officiating. Interment will be in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe at 2:00 PM. Military Honors will be presented by the VFW post 2951. Arrangements by: Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920
Catherine Olguin - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 1998 - Catherine Olguin, 80, passed away Jan. 28, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Condello Olguin, in December of 1985- and two brothers. Survived by her children, Frances Vallejos, Walsenburg, Clem (Bernadette) Olguin, Lois Jeanette Escalante, both of Pueblo- nine grandchildren- 13 great-grandchildren- two great-great-grandchildren- sister, Jennie Leri, Pueblo. Also survived by brothers-in-law- sisters-in-law- as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 9:30 a.m., St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Olguin, Clem R.
Clem R. Olguin - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2004 - Clem R. Olguin, Sunrise 12-16-40, Sunset 3-09-04. Husband of Bernadette Olguin. Father of Candace Olguin, Tony (Cindy) Olguin, Paris (Tiffany) Olguin, Crystal (Al) Granados. Grandfather of Christopher, Catherine, Shayla, Antonio, Anthony, Makenzie, Kenneth, Cyerra and Belle. Brother of Frances Vallejos, Lois Jeanette Escalante, Charlie Cadena, Richard (Caroll) Cadena, Manuel (Stella) Cadena, Theresa Cadena, Elizabeth (Leroy) DeHerrera, Katie (Klaus) Priebe, Mike (Mary) Cadena and numerous family and friends. Preceded in death by parents Condello and Catherine Olguin, in-laws Albert and Mary Solis, brothers Raymond and Max. Rosary will be Thur. Mar. 11, 2004 at 7pm, St. Leander Parish. Funeral mass will be Sat., March 13, 2004 at St. Leander Parish. Family will receive friends at American Legion, 2420 Santa Fe Drive. He will be missed by all family and friends. His motto being "Life is simple- you make it complicated" and we'll always remember his philosophy "I Did It My Way."
Flora Olguin - Pueblo Chieftain - June 01, 1986 - Flora Olguin, 78, passed away Saturday, June 28, 1986, at Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs. She was born Feb. 29, 1908, in Huerfano County. Predeceased by husband, Jasper Olguin, August 1985; son, Jake Lee Pacheco in 1956; Terry Olguin in 1961; and first husband, Jake Pacheco in 1949. Survivors include children, Millie (Joe) Medina, Pueblo; Abe Delmer (Frances) Pacheco, Torrance, Calif.; Jane (Eladio) Gutierrez, Colorado Springs; stepchildren, Gilbert (Sarah) Olguin, Pueblo; Jose Jasper (Goldie) Olguin Jr., Midland, Texas; Dennis (JoAnn) Olguin, Pueblo; Shirley (Manuel) Serrato, Walsenburg; four sisters; two brothers; 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary service, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Mass of Christian Burial, 2 p.m. Wednesday; both at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. At her request there will be no viewing except by family.
Olguin, Louie A.
Louie A. Olguin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2003 - Louie A. Olguin, 84, born Aug. 7, 1919, passed away Dec. 25, 2003. Survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Alice Barrett Olguin; children, Anthony (Barbara) Olguin, Dave (Fannie Lira) Olguin, Emily (Arthur) Madril, and Elizabeth (Orlando) Pineda; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Helen (Lawrence) Maestas and Lupe Alguin. Predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Aurelia Olguin; brothers, Ben and Mervin Olguin; and grandson, Robert Pineda. At his request there will be no viewing. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Tuesday; both services at St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family may be contacted at 2730 Atlanta Ave.
Terence Olguin - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - May 12, 1961 - Three Pueblo Girls Killed in Soldier's Car Crash - Pueblo, Colo. - . A Broomfield motorcyclist and a Walsenburg teenager were killed early Thursday in traffic accidents. Terence Olguin, 17, of Walsenburg, was killed when he sped into an alley, apparently to escape pursuing police, and crashed into the side of a warehouse. Two passengers, Loyd Quintana and John Louis Vigil, escaped serious injury. Olguin was a senior at Walsenburg High School. His companions are in the junior class. Police Chief Mike Rampa said he and another officer spotted Olguin zig-zagging his car down Main Street shortly after midnight and gave chase. Rampa said Olguin whipped into an alley, hit a power pole guy wire, bounced over a railroad track and smashed into a warehouse. Olguin was killed outright. An electric circuit was broken when the power pole guy wire was snapped, and a section of Walsenburg was without power for three to four hours. Olguin's car made a hole, 10 feet square, in the side of the cinder block warehouse.
Tony Olguin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1999 - Tony Olguin, 85, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 11, 1999. Preceded in death by daughter, Roberta Mabel Olguin, 1985; stepson, Lawrence Thomas Jackson, 1983; and parents, Manuel and Elena Olguin. He is survived by loving wife, Cappie Olguin; children, Christina Olguin and Mary Olguin; sister, Frances (Willie) Naranjo; brother, Fred Olguin; stepchildren, Lawana Walker, David Gonzales and Veretta (Joe) Gallegos; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a lifetime member of Holy Family Catholic Church and a volunteer for senior citizens. Visitation 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Rosary, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at Holy Family Catholic Church.
Olin, Ceylon Howard
Ceylon Howard Olin - Pueblo Chieftain - February 9, 1957 - Howard Olin, a former Pueblo resident, died in Denver Thursday after an illness of three weeks. He was born here and was the son of the late Fred E. Olin. His sister, Mrs. Mable Olin Swain and a nephew, Frederick Swain, of Altadena, Calif., survive. T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home will announce services. Pueblo Chieftain - February 9, 1957 - Private services for C. Howard Olin. Requiem mass will be celebrated Saturday, 9 a.m. at Shrine of St. Therese Church. Interment Roselawn.
Olin, Ettie Emma Gates
Ettie Emma (Gates) Olin - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 1940 - Mrs. Fred Olin Taken By Death; Services Today - Funeral services for Mrs. Fred Olin, who died early Friday at her home, 1901 Lake avenue, following a long illness, will be held today at 3:30 p.m. in the Davies chapel. Mrs. Olin, a resident of Pueblo since March 1, 1884, had been practically an invalid for several years and had been bed-ridden eight weeks. Her husband died here Jan. 19, 1937. They were married March 30, 1882, in Lawrence county, New York. Mrs. Olin was the mother of Mrs. Mabel Swain, an employe of the city health department, and of Howard Olin, formerly of Pueblo, now of Oklahoma City, Okla. She is survived also by one grandson, Frederick Olin Swain, Pueblo, and a brother, A. F. Gates of Philadelphia, N. Y. She was a member of the First Congregational church; of Pythian Sisters, temple No. 52 and of Banner circle No. 4, Neighbors of Woodcraft.
Olin, Fred E.
Fred E. Olin - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 1937 - Fred E. Olin, Former City Commissioner, Dies. Former City Commissioner Fred E. Olin, who served three complete terms as a member of the city council, died suddenly at his home at 1901 Lake Avenue early Tuesday evening. He was 75 years old. In particularly good health in view of his advanced age, Mr. Olin was stricken suddenly about 5:30 p.m. in the kitchen of the family home, just as he was preparing to leave to attend a Knights of Pythias meeting. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Mr. Olin, who was 75 years old on Nov. 2, first was elected to the city council in the fall of 1915, defeating Thomas A. Duke, the incumbent, in one of the closest races ever produced by a Pueblo municipal election. The unofficial tabulation gave Mr. Olin a margin of 12 votes and this was reduced to a lead of six votes in the official count. Serving as city commissioner in 1916, 1917, 1918 and 1919, Mr. Olin retired from the council at the completion of his term, but was reelected for another four-year term in 1921, and for a third term in 1925. He completed his third term as a member of the city council Dec. 31, 1929. During his entire tenure of office, Mr. Olin served as commissioner of parks and highways. Mr. Olin came to Pueblo from the state of New York on March 1, 1884. He had resided here ever since. Engaging in various business, he finally established a grocery business in the Grove district then transferred it to a store on West Abriendo Avenue which he operated for many years. He was a member of the First Congregational church and for many years had served as a member of the board of trustees of the church. He was a life member of the Knights of Pythias, Lodge No. 52, and at the time of his death was keeper of records and seals for the order. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Ettie E. Olin; a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Olin Swain, both of the family home; a son, C. Howard Olin, 1126 East Fourth Street, and a grandson, Frederick O. Swain. Funeral arrangements, which are to be made by the Davis mortuary, had not been completed Tuesday night.
Olin, Fred E. G.
Fred E. G. Olin - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 1914 - Fred E. Olin is Suddenly Stricken After An Operation - Well Known and Popular Pueblo Boy Died Yesterday Afternoon - Had Just Returned from College to Spend His Vacation With His Parents - Fred E. G. Olin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Olin of 507 west Abriendo avenue died at a local hospital in the city yesterday afternoon June 21, 1914, following an operation for appendicitis. The young man was born April 17, 1895 in Pueblo where he has resided continuously and was one of the most popular young men of the city. He is survived by his father and mother and sister Mabel and brother Howard. He was a student of Carlile grade school and graduated from Central high school with honor in the class of 1913. He had just completed his first year at the University of Colorado at Boulder, having returned from that institution but a few days since expecting to spend his vacation period with his family and friends in Pueblo. He was a member of the First Congregational church of this city, and of Alpha-Tau-Omega fraternity at Boulder. While attending the university he was chosen assistant manager of the U. of C. foot ball team and was much interested in athletics and was exceedingly popular with his class-mates and acquaintances being a young man of high attainments and exemplary habits. He was taken ill at his home late Tuesday and was removed to the hospital and operated on Thursday, but failed to rally. Every means known to medical science was applied and everything possible done to aid his recovery, but the hand of death held in its grasp the young life of hope and promise and surrounded by his immediate family he quietly parted away. The funeral will be held from the family home, 507 West Abriendo Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock.
Olinger, J. W.
J. W. Olinger Aspen Tribune May 13, 1901 Olinger Undertaker Who Lost His Mind During Train Robbery, Dies in Pueblo Denver. May 13. - J. W. Olinger, of Denver, the undertaker who lost his mind after a train robbery and was sent to a sanitarium in Pueblo, is dead. The case has attracted considerable attention. Mr. Olinger was quite weak both physically and mentally and was being sent east for his health. The train on which he was traveling was held up by robbers and all the passengers were relieved of their valuables. One of the passengers resisted and Olinger witnessed the fight and the cold blooded murder of the man who did not wish to give up his money. He did not become insane at once but his mind gave way under the horror in a week.
Oliva, Jason Edward
Jason Edward Oliva - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 2002- Jason Edward Oliva, 28, departed this life Dec. 2, 2002. A lifetime Puebloan, Jason was born Aug. 8, 1974. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Macario and Susie R. Oliva. Survived by his son, Daylen King Oliva; siblings, Lucass Oliva, Angela (Brian) Banks, Holly Oliva, Kelly (Jim) Elson; his parents, Edward (Laura) Oliva and Laura Chario; five uncles, Paul (Cheryl) Chario, Cass (Rose Lee) Oliva, Jesse Oliva, David Oliva, Mark (Ruth) Oliva; three aunts, Karen (Doug) Conry, Debbie (Martin) Castillo, Sandra Oliva, several nephews, numerous cousins, other relatives and friends to include special friend, Nella; and special daughter, Niesha Pweitt. Jason enjoyed life and the music of the Beatles and cooking. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Jason Edward Oliva Memorial Fund at any branch of U.S. Bank.
Josephine Oliva - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2000 - Josephine Oliva, 91, passed away on Feb. 24, 2000. She was born Feb. 28, 1908, in San Francisco del Rincon, Gto. Mexico. She is survived by her children, Regina Stevens, Steve (Monique) Oliva, Raymond (Mary) Oliva, John Oliva, Angelo (Avelina) Oliva, Rita Fujiwara; sisters, Mary Mendoza, Dorothy (Wesley) Dall, Isabel (Isaac) Tienda and Margaret (Paul) Sandoval; brother, Emilio Camargo; and numerous grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ysa Oliva; sisters, Benita Bravo, Elveira Casares; daughter, Carmen Stevens; and brother, Chris Bravo. Rosary, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Our Lady of Assumption Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Viewing Sunday, noon until 5 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Macario Oliva - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1999 - Macario Oliva, affectionately known as Jack, 75, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 20, 1999. Survived by Mary, his beloved wife and best friend; children, Cass (Sandy) Oliva, Jess Oliva, David (Amy) Oliva, Karen (Doug) Conry, Butch Zaccardi, Ed (Laura) Oliva, Debbie (Martin) Castillo, Mark (Ruth) Oliva, Teri Ruybal, Ken (Ruby) Mata; sisters, Virginia (Henry) Goins, Juana "Jane" Guzman, Natividad "Teva" Martinez; special granddaughter, Mariah Rivas; 28 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren to include several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Jack worked at the Army Depot as an ammunition and surveillance inspector for 37 years, retiring in 1980. Mr. Oliva served in the U.S. Army during World War II receiving three bronze stars and a purple heart. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both services at St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive guests after the interment at 22 Posada Drive in El Camino. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.
Oliva, Michael J.
Michael J. Oliva - Greenhorn Valley News - February 9, 2001 - Michael J. "Mike" Oliva, 43, born Aug. 6, 1957, passed away Feb. 1, 2001. Survived by his wife, Jaymie Oliva, children, Audra Conner, Joshua Conner, Scott Orcutt; mother, Senida Oliva; brother and sisters, Leonard (Donna) Oliva, Robert (Rose) Oliva, Rita Oliva, Elizabeth Trujillo; father and mother-in-law, Jim and Joan Shields, aunt, Gloria Spinuzzi, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; close friends Tom and Kathy Kelley. Preceded in death by his father, Angel Oliva; niece Adrinna Trujillo; grandparents; and two uncles: Pete Spinuzzi and Macario Oliva. Mike was honorably discharged at the rank of Lance Corporal from the US Marine Corps and was a member of the DAV. He was the Assistant Manager at Kwal Howell Paint Store. Mike was also an avid Bronco fan. A viewing was held on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3 and Feb. 4. The memorial service was held Mon., Feb. 5 at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team, followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Denver Children's Hospital in his memory.
Oliva, Senida R.
Senida "Ida" R. Oliva - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2003 - Senida "Ida" R. Oliva, 71, of Pueblo, sunrise, Nov. 23, 1931, sunset, Dec. 31, 2002. Preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Anna Mendez; husband, Angel Oliva; son, Michael Oliva; granddaughter, Adrinna Shantel; and two brothers-in-law, Macario Oliva and Pete Spinuzzi. Survived by sons, Leonard (Donna) Oliva, Robert (Rose) Oliva; daughters, Rita Oliva, Elizabeth (Robert) Apodaca; daughter-in-law, Jaymie Oliva; very special sister, Gloria Spinuzzi; and aunt, Margaret Sandoval. Also survived by nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and her two special pets, Horsey and Kiki. Ida enjoyed her time going to Cripple Creek. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Olivas, Benedict B.
Benedict Benito Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - November 03, 2002 - Benedict Benito Olivas, 71, known to family and friends as "Lucky Olivas," departed this life Oct. 29, 2002. Lucky was a retired security guard from the former Pueblo Army Depot, also was a retired auto mechanic from the Pueblo County Board of Developmental Disabilities. He owned East Second Street Garage and worked at Roberts Front End and Alignment. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, National Defense Service Medal and Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars. Ben was a friend to all who would seek him out. He always took time to listen, lend a helping hand or fix their car without being paid. He prayed his rosary daily, worked his crossword puzzles and always had a good joke to tell. He was a lifetime member of DAV Chapter 39. Preceded in death by his parents Francisco and Melina (Armijo) Olivas; beloved wife, Patricia (Meehan) Olivas, Oct. 25, 1994; granddaughter, Jennifer Lynne Walker, 1986; brothers, Cornelio Joe Olivas, Gonefacio "Bonnie" Olivas, Paul J. Olivas, Cipriano Olivas and Steve Joe Olivas; sisters, Arsinia Gallegos, Maria Canchola, Inez Sanchez, Carmelita, Maria Anna and Arminda Olivas; mother-in-law, Mary Ann Marine; fathers-in-law, Phillip Meehan and Joe Marine; and aunt, Lora Armenta. Survived by his beloved children, Catherine (Matt) Walker, Cynthia (Ray) Aranda, Benedict A. (Charlene) Olivas, Franklin C. (Elizabeth) Olivas; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; siblings, Ralph (Rose) Olivas, Tony (Rose) Olivas, Myrtle (Joe) Montoya and Marie Mascarenas; and numerous godchildren, other relatives and friends. Ben was born March 22, 1931, in La Salle and had also lived in Kersey and Avondale, Colo. He and his late wife, Patricia, were married Nov. 12, 1955, at St. Therese Church in Vineland. Visitation, 4 to 6 p.m. before rosary. Both services at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 2400 W. 22nd St. Rosary vigil, 6 p. m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Msgr. Mark A. Plewka, celebrant. Full military honors at graveside, Imperial Memorial Gardens, by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The Olivas family will receive friends at Holy Rosary Hall following the burial rites.
Carolina Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2006 - Carolina Olivas, 72, passed away Jan. 13, 2006. Survived by her husband, Jess Olivas of the family home; children, Hilda Garcia and Roseann Olivas; son-in-law, David Anaya; brothers, Tom Jaquez, Edward James (Shirley) Jaquez and Anastacio (Carmen) Jaquez; special grandson, Joshua (Rachel) Anaya, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Sarah (Mike) Martinez, Nick Garcia, Diana Anaya, Melanie Garcia and Jay Garcia; five special great-grandchildren, including Isabel Renee Anaya. Preceded in death by her daughter, Jessica Diane Olivas; parents, Eduardo and Lucy Jaquez; and siblings, Frances Jaquez, Charles Jaquez and Stella Terrazas. Carolina was born July 24, 1933, in Pueblo. She was a nurse aide at Parkview Hospital and member of St. Leander Church. Viewing in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday. Rosary, 6 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Father Tony Wojcinski as celebrant. Both services at St. Leander Church, 6th and Monument. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to American Heart Association.
Celso Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2000 - Celso Olivas, 97, of Pueblo, formerly of San Luis, passed away Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000. Predeceased by his wife, Rose Olivas. Survived by his daughter, Angela Grissom of Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery.
Olivas, Clara A.
Clara A. Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2001 - Clara A. Olivas of Boone, Colo., passed away June 19, 2001. Graveside service, 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2001, at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
Felix Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 1986 - Felix Olivas, 81, late of 2534 Crawford, died March 25, 1986. Mr. Olivas lived in Pueblo the past 37 years and formerly of San Luis, Colo. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1962 with 15 years of service. Survived by his wife, Clara B. Olivas; three sisters, Susie La Cross of Denver; Pacificia La Combe of San Pedro; Alice Romero of Colorado Springs; two brothers, John Olivas of San Luis; and Margarito Lovato of Greeley. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rivera Chapel. Complete arrangements pending.
Olivas, Jessie M.
Jessie M. Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 2006 - Jessie M. Olivas, 78, born Oct. 16, 1927, passed away Feb. 3, 2006, into the loving arms of our Heavenly Father. Preceded in death by her parents, Rosa and Jose Garcia; and her brother, Ambrose. She will be sadly missed by her beloved husband, Sandy Olivas; her children, Sandra (Donald) Smith, Yvonne (Kevin) Peattie; and her adoring grandchildren, Dustin, Samantha, Sydnie, Timothy, Kelly and Tyler. She also leaves behind her dear sister, Josephine Garcia; and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. At her request, there will be no public viewing as cremation has taken place. A memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 900 E. Routt, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006.
Joe "Harry" Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 1987 - Joe "Harry" Olivas. 57, late of 1607 E. Fourth, passed away Aug. 27, 1987. Preceded in death by his wife, Lola V. Olivas in 1984, and his father, Joseph C. Olivas in 1978. Survived by his children, Richard (Kristi) Olivas, Nancy (Michael) Gallegos, Joseph Olivas and Anthony (Sue) Olivas, all of Pueblo; his mother, Margaret Olivas of Pueblo; sisters, Esther Barnes, Patsy (Ned) Barros, Florence (Saul) Trujillo and Dolores Olivas, all of Pueblo, Elsie (Ted) Doxtater and Gloria (Carl) Galpin, both of Penrose; brothers, Sandy (Jessie) Olivas, Jerry (Sylvia) Olivas and Felix Olivas, all of Pueblo; and six grandsons. Mr. Olivas was employed at Nobel Star as a hide tanner. Veteran of the U.S. Army, Korean Conflict; member of VFW Post 61 and American Legion Post 203. Rosary service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30; Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, both services at St. Leander Church. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens, with Pueblo Ritual Team. Family will receive friends and relatives at 41 Churchill Road.
Olivas, Richard E.
Richard E. Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 2005 - Richard E. Olivas, 48, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 16, 2005. Preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Lola Olivas. Survived by his sons, Kenneth Olivas (Marie Policiano) and Bruce Olivas; brothers, Joe C. Olivas and Anthony Olivas; sister, Nancy Gallegos; grandchildren, Mercedes and Moses; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. At his request, cremation has taken place.
Salvador Olivas Brandon News October 27, 1921 Salvador Olivas was killed and Jose Garcia critically injured when an automobile in which they were riding overturned between Walsenburg and La Veta. Two other occupants of the car were slightly injured. Passing motorists discovered all four men lying in the road beside the overturned machine.
Theresa Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2002 - Theresa Olivas, 71, of Pueblo, departed this world on Oct. 9 after a courageous battle with cancer. She is preceded in death by her former husbands, Sylvestre Arteaga and Fred Olivas; father, Modesto Garcia; mother, Lupe Garcia; and brother, Manuel Garcia. Survived by sons, David (Pat), Luis, Syl (Carmen), Frank (Maria) Arteaga, Fred Olivas and Robert (Lynn) Olivas; daughters, Gloria, Sue Arteaga and special member of her extended family, Mela Sanchez; grandsons, James (Michelle), Jerome (Leticia) and Francisco Arteaga; granddaughters; Andrea (Kenny), Tanya, Gloria (K.C.), Andriana, Daniela, Beatrice (Jeremy), Celestina, Nina (Jeremiah) and Candace (Mike); great-granddaughters, Alicia, Felicity, Daliceia, Destyni and Sophia; great-grandsons, Andres Calderon-Arteaga, Jordan Valdez and David Sisneros. Viewing will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, all at Romero Chapel. Interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 720 Marilyn Place and at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.
Oliver, Earnest W.
Earnest W. Oliver - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1997 - Earnest W. Oliver, 74, of Independence, Mo., died July 6, 1997. He was a minister for the Seventh-day Adventist Church and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Survived by wife, Dorothy J. Oliver of the family home- sons, Terry Lee Oliver, Rayville, Mo., and Kenneth W. Oliver, Lee's Summit, Mo.- brother, Marshall Ross Oliver, Pueblo- sisters, Frances Gertrude Castleberry, Pueblo, and Betty Marie McGraw, Loveland- aunt, Reba Grey, Pueblo- five granddaughters and one great-grandson. Visitation, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel, Kansas City, Mo. Service, 1 p.m. Thursday, D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel. Burial, Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Mo. Donations to Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, Earnest W. Oliver Memorial Fund.
Oliver, Elzie Elmer
Elzie Elmer Oliver - Pueblo Newspaper - November 9, 1956 - Date of death November, 8 1956 - Elzie Elmer Oliver, 2421 Adrian, died Thursday in a local hospital. Mr. Oliver was a lifetime resident of Pueblo County. He owned and operated the Wildwood Fuel Co. and was a member of Pueblo Moose Lodge. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Edith (Edna) N. Oliver; children, James W. Oliver, Lorin E. Oliver, Guy Stewart, all of Pueblo; Stanley Oliver, Long Beach, Calif.; Kenneth Vernon who preceded him in death in 1951; Mrs. O. S. Spyres, Pueblo; two sisters, Mrs. William Cawlfield, Avondale; Mrs. Daisy Kemp, Long Beach, Calif., a brother, James Portlock, Calif., and nine grandchildren. Services will be held in our CHAPEL OF MEMORY on Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. Rev. R. D. Emerson, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, will officiate. To Mountain View.
Florence Oliver Albuquerque Journal August 27, 2000 - Florence Oliver died peacefully at home in Rio Rancho, on August 20 following a brief illness. She was born as Florence Almira Damoth on September 14, 1907 in Reed City, Michigan. As a young adult, Florence lived most of her life in Denver, Colorado and then Santa Fe and even Espanola. She moved to Trail, Oregon in the early 1960s and stayed there until she returned to New Mexico with her daughter, Phyllis Brashar in 1994. While living in Trail, Oregon, Florence married her third husband and one true love, Ken Oliver in August of 1970. He died about a year later, but her time with Ken was said to have been the happiest of her long life. She was active in many local artist clubs and she became an accomplished painter. She loved to cook and for a few years in the late 1960s, she operated and ran a small cafe, "The Shack", near the Rogue River in Shady Cove, Oregon. Other than painting, her favorite hobby was fishing for salmon and trout in the coastal rivers of southern Oregon. Florence was preceded in death by her daughter, Phyllis Brashar; and her sister, Arlee Ragsdale. She is survived and will be greatly missed by her three grandchildren and their families, Cliff and Larrea Brashar of Albuquerque, Gary and Lynn Brashar of Trinidad, CO, and Lynda Brashar of San Juan Pueblo, NM. Florence had true class, she loved life, she lived a full life, and she made true friends out of those she met along the way. If you knew her, your life was richer for the experience. Many thanks to all who cared for her as her life came to an end. The family is particularly grateful to the caring staff and her friends at Acantilado Vista in Rio Rancho. In accordance with her wishes, there will be no service. Donations in her name may be made to Health Care for the Homeless, P.O. Box 25445, Albuquerque, NM 87125.
Oliver, John C.
John C. Oliver - Pueblo Chieftain - March 05, 2006 - John C. Oliver, passed away on February 28, 2006 at age 85. Preceded in death by parents John Clarence Oliver, Sr. and Alberta Oliver, and brother, Albert Oliver. Survived by wife of 55 years, Shirley Oliver, daughter Susan Yowell, daughter, Annie Santine and son-in-law Chris Santine, son, John Oliver and four grandchildren. John was a member of the Elks Lodge and Masonic Lodge, and was a board member of CF&I Credit Union. He was an avid fisherman but his first love was his family. Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, March 10, 2006 at the First Baptist Church, 9th and Grand Streets, Pueblo, Colo.
Oliver, Lorin E.
Lorin E. Oliver - Pueblo Chieftain - October 8, 1958 - Lorin E. Oliver, late of 2900 W. 29th, Oct 7. Husband of Bonnie Mae Oliver, father of seven, son of Mrs. Edna N. Oliver and brother of James W. Oliver, all of Pueblo. Member of the Baptist Church. A native of Pueblo. Veteran of World War II. Arrangements later. - LORIN OLIVER KILLS SELF - Believed despondent over marital troubles, Lorin E. Oliver, 39, of 2900 W. 29th, shot and killed himself with a rifle about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. He fired the fatal shot in into his forehead. His mother, Mrs. Edna Oliver, saw his cap fly in the air from the blast but did not see the actual shooting. They were visiting at the home of James Oliver, another son, on the LaSalle Rd., near the Bessemer Ditch. Lorin Oliver, according to Under Sheriff Harry Ciruli and Deputy Pete Buchi, was sitting in the cab of his pickup truck parked beside the house. The body tumbled from the truck, on top of the rifle. Mr. Oliver, a carpenter, was released to his attorney by District Judge S. Philip Cabibi Aug. 5, after his wife accused him of failing to support her and their seven children. He also was on $200 bond in connection with a drunken driving case filed Sept. 10 in justice court. He was a veteran of World War II and belonged to the Baptist Church. He was a special deputy sheriff.
Oliver, Mary E.
Mary E. Oliver - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 1988 - Mary E. Oliver. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Thursday July 14, Imperial Gardens. Respects may be paid at the funeral home from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. today.
Oliver, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Claflin Oliver - Pueblo Chieftain - November 7, 2006 - Mary Ellen Claflin-Oliver, 58, of Gresham, Ore., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and loved ones. She was born in Pueblo, Colo., on March 31, 1948 to Mary Jane and Edward Grutt (both deceased). Mary Ellen graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School in 1966. She married John Claflin in 1967 and relocated to Oregon to raise her two sons, Michael Claflin of Bend, Ore., and Jeremy Claflin of Logan, Utah. Mary Ellen was the oldest of six children and is survived by her sister, Peggy Auker and husband Dennis of Cheyenne, Wyo.; brother, John Grutt and wife Sheila; brother Tom Grutt and wife Liz, sister, Ann Niccoli and husband Troy; and sister, Jane Koen, all of Pueblo, Colo. She had six grandchildren, Hannah Claflin of Portland, Ore., Nate, Josh, and Danielle Oliver of Portland, Ore., and Katelyn and Emily Oliver of Troutdale, Ore. She had five nieces and six nephews, JaNae Meyers of Fort Collins, Colo., Nicole Grutt, Ryan Grutt, Carl Grutt, Nick Genova, Tim Genova, Edwina Koen, Rachel Koen, Kacy Niccoli and Brian Niccoli, all of Pueblo, Colo. She was preceded in death by one nephew, Christopher Grutt. In 1979, she met Frank Oliver and they became life partners. They were married in 2006. Stepsons, Brad Oliver and wife Mindy of Portland Ore., and Ryan Oliver and wife Sheila of Troutdale, Ore., survive her. Sister-in-law, Francie Kibby and husband Hal of Corvallis, Ore., and step nieces, Marja Pfeifer of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., and Karin Kibby of Italy also survive her. Mary Ellen and Frank spent many of their 27 years together raising two sons each and were actively involved with their football, baseball, BMX racing, Scouting and schooling endeavors. In 1993 Mary Ellen and Frank moved to Gresham, Ore., where they spent many enjoyable hours together working on their property, spending most of their time in Mary's favorite places, the yard and garden. She could make anything grow with the same love and care she actively practiced in every part of her life. Besides plants and flowers, crossword puzzles and any type of game that would challenge her analytical abilities were her favorite pastimes. She also enjoyed occasional trips to the Coast to take a break, walk on the beach or enjoy a cozy fire on a raining night. In recent years, Mary Ellen and Frank became involved in the pizza business, owning stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Mary Ellen worked for the Tri-Met public transportation system for both bus and rail for the last 30 years, recently retiring from the MAX light rail division as a System Analyst. She was a true friend to many people that had the opportunity to know her. She believed that helping people was the best way to live life and those she touched will remember the care in which she loved others and the great gift of life she has been for each of them. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held Friday, Nov. 10, 2006 at 2 p.m., at Lincoln Memorial Park & Funeral Home, 11801 SE Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Ore., 97266. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute to the American Cancer Society. A memorial service will be held in Pueblo at a later date.
Ozella Oliver - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1987 - Ozella Oliver, passed away at Alpine Manor in Thornton on Nov. 24, 1987. Mrs. Oliver is survived by one daughter, Leotis (Vernon) Willis; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Devotion, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Oliver, Robert R.
Robert R. Oliver - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1987 - Robert R. Oliver was born Nov. 12, 1907, and passed away at his family home Feb. 21, 1987. Husband of Helen B. Oliver. Stepfather of Barbara (John) Papalia of Denver and Dr. Max (Carolyn) Walter of Gillette, Wyo. Grandfather of Christie, Eric and Ben Walter and Marie (James) Gilmore. Great-grandfather of Joshua Gilmore. Brother of Georgie Dallimore of Pueblo and Helen (Horace) Woehler of Colorado Springs. Uncle of Nelcina (Edison) Baldwin and Virginia (Robert) Moore of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his mother, one sister and three brothers. An employee of Pueblo Gas and Fuel for 26 years, he retired in 1972. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the European Theater of Operations during World War II for 37 months. Member of Central Christian Church; past president of Aerie No. 145, Fraternal Order of Eagles; past state president of Colorado Eagles; member of Retired Eagles' Activities Club; member of B.P.O.E. No. 90, American Legion Post No. 2, Friends of the Library and American Association of Retired Persons. Services at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Services will conclude at the chapel. Private interment, Shrine of Rest, Colorado Springs. The family prefers contributions to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office. The body will lie in state from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and until service time Wednesday.
Oliver, Vernon K.
Vernon K. Oliver - Pueblo Newspaper - May 9, 1951 - Died May 8, 1951 Vernon K. Oliver, 211 W. 12th St., native of Pueblo. Mr. Oliver was a checker at the Safeway store, Northern and Lake Ave. Survived by parents, Elmer E. Oliver and Mrs. Joseph Wolfenborger; three brothers, John W.(should be James W.), Lorren D. Oliver (should be Lorin E.), of Pueblo, and Stanley L. Oliver of Korea. Funeral announcements later. This Crash Killed Two, Injured One Two persons are dead and a third is seriously injured as a result of a one-car accident on U. S. highway 85-87 south of the city early Tuesday morning. Miss Wanda Louise Harp, 18, of 1300 Damson was killed instantly, and Vernon Kenneth Oliver, 22, of 217 W. 12th, died about two hours after the accident. Both received skull fractures. Grady Hill Lewis Jr., 26, of 824 Glendale, driver of the car, is in serious condition at Corwin hospital. He was still unconscious last night as the result of a skull fracture. The accident occurred about 1 a.m. when the car apparently going north at a high rate of speed, went out of control on a curve near Minnequa club, swerved into a ditch, overturned and smashed down a power pole, the state highway patrol reported. Miss Harp, who was employed as a waitress at the Pueblo Golf and Country club is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Archie T. Harp, 1300 Damson; brothers, Troy, Gary, and LeRoy and sisters Donna and Shawna, all of the home, another brother, Eugene Harp, Los Angeles, Calif.; and a sister, Arlene White, 1730 E. 16th. Miss Harp moved to Pueblo with her family from Oklahoma 11 years ago. Mr. Oliver was born in Pueblo, attended Centennial high school before enlisting in the army, where he served three years, part of the time on Okinawa. Since his discharge he has been working as a checker at the Safeway store at Northern and Lake. He is survived by his father, Elmer E. Oliver, owner of the Wildwood Fuel Co., 110 S. Oneida, his mother, Mrs. Joseph Wolfenborger of Pueblo; three brothers, James W. and Loren E. Oliver of Pueblo; and Stanley L. Oliver, serving with the U. S. army in Korea. Lewis, who is employed at the Colorado Fuel & Iron Corp., moved to Pueblo a few months ago from Kannapolis, N.C. The automobile which he was driving had been rented at 6:50 p.m. Monday from the ABC Auto & Truck Rental Co., 212 N. Santa Fe. When he rented the car, however, he gave the name John Langley Hurst. Lewis had a driver's license and other identification papers made out to Hurst when he rented the car, according to R. C. Henning, rental company owner. At the time of the accident, Lewis was carrying a traffic ticket for driving without a Colorado driver's license made out at 9:45 p.m. Monday, according to Sheriff John Krutka. The only license he carried was one made out to the name John L. Hurst. Other investigating officers were Sgt. G. R. Lockett, Jesse H. Sawyer and Edward A. Ohlson of the state patrol, T. V. Keenan, of the district attorney's staff, and Raymond T. McCarthy, deputy coroner. Fire department first aid men also assisted.
Olivo, Carmelita B.
Carmelita B. Olivo - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 2001 - Carmelita B. Olivo, 69. Born March 28, 1932, in Starkville, Colo. Departed this life Dec. 1, 2001, at University Hospital, Denver, following a brief illness. Carmelita married Henry Olivo Sr. March 28, 1955, in Raton, N.M. He precedes her in death June 19, 1993, after 38 years of marriage, as do her parents, Bernardo and Porfidia (Madrid) Valdez; a son, James Olivo; two brothers, Raymond and Arthur Valdez; and two sisters, Alice Tafoya and Nora Belarde. Carmelita was the mother of Rachel (Gerald) Lovato, John Henry Olivo Jr. and Theresa (Moises Santos) OIivo. Survived by sister, Emily (Frank) Maldonado; nine grandchildren, Jason, Jennifer, Jeffery and James Lopez, Ciara Lovato, Jamie Olivo, Daylene Olivo Garcia, Moises Santos Jr. and Maya Santos; one great-grandchild, Epifano Montoya Jr.; in-laws, Steve Belarde, Fred (Mercedes) Olivo, Arthur (Mary) Olivo, Charles (Frances) Palamino, Margie and Tillie Valdez; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Carmelita was a member of Cathedral of The Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pueblo, and Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Trinidad. She was also a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Society. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 235 N. Convent St., Trinidad, Rev. Robert Hagan, S.J., celebrant. Interment, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.
Olmos, Jose Roldan
Jose Roldan Olmos Pueblo Chieftain September 26, 2006 - Jose Roldan Olmos, 70, of Pueblo, passed away on Sept. 25, 2006. He is survived by his loving wife, Maria Justina Blanco; children, Maria Lourdes, Jose Armando, Juana Angelica "Su Reyna", Miguel Alvaro, Gustavo (deceased), Susana, Luis Carlos, Rosa Maria, Carmen Olivia, Jose "Pepe," and their spouses; plus many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also, all of his Pueblo friends. Cremation. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Unit at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. A very special thank you to the Cancer Unit at St. Mary's and all of their staff.
Olmstead, Frank M.
Frank M. Olmstead - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2004 - Frank M. Olmstead was born to Eva and Francis Olmstead on March 3, 1923, in Cimarron, N.M., and passed away Jan. 28, 2004, in Walsenburg, Colo., at the Colorado State Veterans Retirement Home, after a long struggle with thyroid cancer. He graduated from Maxwell High School in Maxwell, N.M., in 1941. In 1942, Frank joined the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he served in England until 1944 when he was transferred to the infantry for the "Battle of the Bulge." He served in the occupation forces in Germany until his honorable discharge in 1946 from the U.S. Army. Frank attended Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M., and graduated in 1952. He received his CPA in 1953 and practiced in Las Vegas, N.M. He was elected mayor of Las Vegas in 1962 and served until 1966 when he moved to Albuquerque, N.M., with his family, where he continued his CPA practice. In 1970, Frank was elected New Mexico state auditor and served for four years. In 1974, he returned to his CPA practice and was an active public accountant until his retirement. Frank married Audrey Kern in 1950, they had four children. He is survived by his ex-wife, Audrey Kern; and children: Dr. Stephen F. Olmstead, Sandra K. Olmstead, Jennifer A. Olmstead, and Jacqueline L. Coombes; seven grandchildren and beloved sister, Eva DeLeon. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by brothers, Walter, William and Edwin Olmstead; sisters, Stella Adams, Helen Catallo and Edna Easter. At his request, cremation with a memorial Mass, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Holy Family Catholic Church. Inurnment, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, N.M.
Delphine "Dolly" Olschefski - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2000 - Delphine "Dolly" Olschefski, 70, born Sept. 24, 1929, passed away Aug. 28, 2000, after a lengthy illness. Survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Ronald Olschefski; sons, Curtis (Dottie) Olschefski, Gary Olschefski and Karl (Carla) Olschefski; daughters, Judy (Marc) Hibler, Dona Olschefski and Lynn Ware; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Frank and Wally; and loving sister, Theresa (Bob) Cherget. Preceded in death by son, Paul Olschefski. Delphine was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed gardening, cooking for her family and doing thoughtful things for others. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Christ the King Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Olschefski, Gary Michael
Gary Michael Olschefski - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 2003 - Gary Michael Olschefski, born Nov. 30, 1956, in Mount Clemens, Mich., passed away Sept. 3, 2003. Preceded in death by his mother, Delphine; and brother, Paul. Survived by his father, Ronald; brothers, Curt, Karl (Carla); sisters, Judy (Marc) Hibler, Dona Olschefski, Lynn Ware; nephew, Tommy Ware; and several other nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Christ the King Parish Hall.
Olsen, Blanche S.
Blanche S. Olsen - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 2001 - Age 105, died March 22, 2001, at Villa Pueblo Pavilion. Memorial service 10 a.m. Tuesday at Villa Pueblo Tower Penthouse. Inurnment of ashes at Silent Land Cemetery, Spearville, Kan. Survived by nephew and nieces, including Eleanor Fry of Pueblo.
Dorothy Olsen - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2005 - Dorothy Olsen, 82, of Rye, Colo., went to be with her Lord on the wings of eagles on May 24, 2005. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Donald; two daughters, Roxanne Toton of Denver, Terri Luellen of Colorado Springs; and her devoted son, Kip Olsen of Westcliffe. She also is survived by three wonderful grandchildren and their fathers: Tim Toton and his father, Pat, Garrett and Jenae Luellen and their father John. She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Jillayne. Dorothy lived in Rye for the past 13 years and was a loyal member of the Rye Home Methodist Church. She devoted her life to the care of her family, friends and God. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2005, Rye Home Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the Brookside Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to the Rye Home Methodist Church or to the charity of your choice.
Henry Olsen - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - June 19, 1879 - Nearly all of our people knew Henry Olsen, the mattress manufacturer. He died last Tuesday, after a short, but very severe attack of sickness. It was only Friday of last week that he succeeded in obtaining a divorce from his wife. He was buried Wednesday last. Two of his little girls, we are informed, were all that attended his funeral.
Mrs. Olsen - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - January 22, 1880 - Mrs. Olsen, who has been confined to her bed for many months with that hateful and lingering disease, consumption, died last night at half past ten o'clock. She was a true Christian woman and a good mother, and is no doubt infinitely better off in her new home, being relieved from the many painful vicissitudes and sorrows of this life. She leaves three children, two boys and a girl, all of them bright and interesting. Rest her ashes in peace.
William Olsen - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 1903 - Both Hands Are Crushed - Car wheels passed over both hands of William Olsen, a car repairer of the Denver & Rio Grande and crushed them flat. They have been amputated. The unfortunate man was at work under a car doing some repair work almost opposite the Union station when a switch engine bumped a string of cars into the one under which he was working and started it just enough to pass the wheels over his hands. The accident came so suddenly and without warning that he had lost his hands almost before he knew it. Yampa Leader - July 25, 1903 - William Olsen, a car repairer employed by the Denver and Rio Grande at Pueblo, lost both hands on the 13th inst. when they were run over by a freight car under which he was working. An engine accidentally struck the car and his hands were so badly crushed that amputation was necessary.
Olsen, William A.
William A. Olsen - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 1961 - William A. Olsen, Oct. 17. To Monte Vista, Colo.
Olson, Alice Rose
Alice Rose Ferwerda Olson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2005 - Alice Rose Ferwerda Olson, 77, born Aug. 12, 1927, in Bedford, Ohio, to Koop and Sophia Ferwerda, passed away March 2, 2005, in Pueblo. Wife of Oscar; mother of Cassandra and Raymond; grandmother of Peder, Anna and Erik Hansen, Lindsay and Nicholas Olson; sister of Ray and Fred Ferwerda; sister-in-law of Larry and Christine Lawrence of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her twin sister, Sophia Rebell. Alice graduated from Bainbridge High School, Bainbridge, Ohio, and Ohio State University in 1949 with a teaching degree in physical education. She taught physical education at Okeefe High School in Atlanta, Ga., for two years. Alice married Oscar E. Olson of Primero, Colo., Aug. 12, 1951. After receiving her Oscar and raising Sandy and Ray, she returned to the school system as a teacher's aide for 16 years in Pueblo School District 60. She has been active as a volunteer at Tabor Lutheran Church for 51 years and in Girl Scouts for 22 years, receiving the Thanks Badge. She enjoyed tennis, camping, skiing, swimming, cribbage and bridge. Alice considered the world her family. She lived every minute of her life to the fullest and will be remembered as a friend to all. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, at Tabor Lutheran Church, 102 E. Orman, with Pastors James Strader and Michael Mortvedt officiating.
August "Red" Olson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2003 - August "Red" Olson, 75, of Pueblo, passed away April 17, 2003, at Crowley County Nursing Center in Ordway, Colo. Survived by his former wife, Evelyn Armenta of Ordway; mother-in-law, Mary Armenta of Pueblo; in-laws, Fred and Faye Armenta of Pueblo, Andy and Mona Armenta of Reno, Nev.; step-children, Joe, Carol, Tom and Aaron all of Reno, Nev., Gabe and Cathy Martinez, Steve and Connie Baca, Ernie and Yvonne Ballejos, all of Pueblo; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral service 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Olson, Clarence Henry III
Clarence Henry Olson III - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1987 - Clarence Henry Olson III of Elm Mott, Texas, Dec. 7, 1987. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Wilkerson-Hatch Funeral Home, Waco, Texas.
Olson, Elizabeth Marie
Elizabeth Marie Olson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 1986 - Elizabeth Marie Olson, infant daughter of Ronald E. Jr. and Diana J. Olson, passed away May 16, 1986. Besides her parents, Elizabeth is survived by a brother, Brandon Shafer, of the family home; grandparents, Ron and Mary Olson and Bob and Ruth Meek; great-grandparents, James and Elizabeth Runco and Bob and Laura Meek, all of Pueblo; one great-great-aunt, Mary Johnson of Pueblo; her godparents, Cheryl and Chris Hernandez of Colorado Springs; and an uncle, Robert Meek of Denver. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Imperial Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Randall Mundt officiating. The family may be contacted at 640 Alma.
Olson, Hazel R.
Hazel R. Olson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 1998 - Hazel R. Olson, 66, born Sept. 11, 1931, in Backus, Minn., (formerly of Maplewood, Minn.) passed away Jan. 15, 1998, in Pueblo West. Survived by her husband, Robert L. Olson, Pueblo West- daughters, Kathy Rykiss and Barbara Jones-Yungers, both of Lake Elmo, Minn. - stepchildren, Dennis Olson, Tucson, Ariz., and Debbie Tofte of Wenatchee, Wash. Also survived by seven grandchildren, Tina, Jason and Matthew Rykiss, Alex Jones, Kate and Emily Olson and Aaron Tofte- brother, Roy Scofield, Winnebago, Minn.- sisters, Edna Schermerhorn and Millie Housman, both of Bloomington, Minn.- and many other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Lawrence and Ida Scofield- brothers, Edward and Harry Scofield- and sister, Florence Buttler. , 2 p.m. Sunday, Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West. The family asks that memorials be made to the Cancer Society or to the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West or charity of your choice.
Infant Olson Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain July 26, 1877 A Depraved Brute He Causes His Wife to Desert an Infant Three Months Old From some of the railroad men we learn the particulars of one of the most cruel and heartless cases of desertion it has been our lot to record for a long time. A Swede named Olson, living at Grenada, about seven weeks ago loaded his wife and two oldest children in to a wagon and started, ostensibly for Lake City. He compelled his wife, who is in constant fear of him, to leave an infant only three months old with his mother, a half crazed and feeble old woman in her dotage. He left her nothing but a bed and no provisions. She has since subsisted on the charity of her neighbors. The child, deprived of proper care and nourishment, pined away and died a few days ago. For some time prior to leaving he had been living with an old prostitute, having driven his wife away from home and taken her (the prostitute) into his house. She has died since he left. As nothing has been heard of the party since they left Granada, it is feared Mrs. Olson has been foully dealt with. The good people of the San Juan country would do well to look out for this fellow, who has the reputation of a bully and desperado where he is known. Pass him around.
Olson, Jimmie R.
Jimmie R. Olson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 2003 - Jimmie R. Olson, 72, passed into His Savior's arms on Aug. 16, 2003, in Pueblo. Born March 30, 1931, in Florence, to John and Pearl Olson, who preceded him, along with his sister, DarLynn Mauro; and brother, Bill Olson. Survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Phyllis Olson; son, Steve (Lorraine) Olson of Denver; grandchildren, Josh and Sarah Olson, mother-in-law, Penny Allenbach, brother-in-law, Roy "Bud" (Joann) Allenbach of California; sister-in-law, Chris Olson of Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews and special loved ones, Ray and Virginia Peoples. Jim retired in 1991 from Public Service of Colorado after 40 years of service. His greatest joys were camping, hunting, fishing, and riding motorcycles in the mountains with his family. He also spent many hours on the golf course with his friends and took great pride in his hobby of woodworking. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. His funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with honors presented by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
Olson, Mable L.
Mable L. Olson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 1986 - Mable L. Olson, 82, passed away Aug. 6, 1986, in Pueblo. Mrs. Olson is survived by her husband, Wilbert 0. Olson; four children, Patricia L. (Kenneth) Jordan of Pitkin, Colo., Joan (Barney) Rohrer of Pueblo, Jean (Leon) Witt of Bennett, Colo., Kay (Don) Ehrisman of Beemer, Neb., 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She is survived also by four sisters, Jessie Mizell, Ira Byrd Hoggatt, Winifred (Charlie) Case, all of Pueblo, Faye (Gene) Wright of Arizona; and numerous relatives and friends. Mrs. Olson was born on Oct. 23, 1903, in Iowa and had resided in Pueblo for the past 70 years. Mr. and Mrs. Olson would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 14. Visitation hours from 12 until 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 1986, at Imperial Funeral Home. Service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 1986, at Imperial Chapel, with Rev. Harold Tuttle officiating. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 4900 Red Creek Springs Road and 1006 Claremont following interment.
Olson, Mary C.
Mary C. (McManigill) Olson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 1999 - Mary C. (McManigill) Olson, passed away at Life Care Center in Pueblo, Colo., June 26, 1999 . Mary was born in Omaha, Neb., May 15, 1929. Preceded in death by son, Thomas Eric Olson. Survived by devoted husband, C. Thomas Olson, Pueblo- daughters, Debra Shafer, Canon City, and Natalie Olson, Omaha-grandchildren, Christopher Derozier and Nicole and Sean Shafer- sisters, Ruth (Harley) Kraft and Naomi McCord- and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary graduated from high school in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and worked at Fountain Sand & Gravel until retirement. She enjoyed camping with her family and Big Horn Camping Group No. 9 and was a member of the Pueblo Elkettes No. 90. Mary will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Cremation, Southern Colorado Cremation Society. , 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90, Elkettes No. 90 service. Interment, Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Family requests memorials be made to B.P.O.E. No. 90 Endowment Fund in lieu off lowers and or food.
Olson, Ruth E.
Ruth E. Olson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 1998 - Ruth E. Olson passed away Oct. 22, 1998, in Pueblo. She was born on Feb. 19, 1920, in Altonburg, Mo., to Robert Gerler and Lydia Brul Gerler. She had been a Pueblo resident since 1938. Ruth was employed as a bookkeeper at Patty's Restaurant for many years before her retirement. She was preceded in death by her husband, E.A. Art" Olson, in 1988- and brother, Edwin R. Gerler, in 1991. Her survivors include one brother, Robert H. (Betty) Gerler of Swink- and nieces and nephews including Sandra (Robert) Bemiss, Elaine and Erik Bemiss, all of Swink, Linda (Ralf) Malers and Jennifer Malers of Swink, Tim (Cara) Gerler and Jeffrey Gerler of Loveland, Ed (Muffin) Gerler and Jonathan Gerler of North Carolina, Margaret (Jim) Whitmire and Mary Ann and Lynn Whitmire, all of Pueblo, and Jim (Carol) Gerler and Bradley Gerler of Pueblo. No viewing. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998, in the Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 W. Evans. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests contributions in memory of Ruth be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund.
Olson, Thomas Eric
Thomas Eric Olson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 1999 - Thomas Eric Olson, 34, passed away March 26, 1999. Survived by parents, C. Thomas and Mary C. Olson, Pueblo- sisters, Debra Shafer, Canon City, and Natalie Olson, Omaha, Neb. - nephews, Christopher Derozier, Fort Lupton, and Sean Shafer, Canon City- niece, Nicole Shafer, Canon City. Tom was born in Omaha, Neb., and resided in Pueblo since 1969. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1982-1987 and was a graduate of the University of Southern Colorado. He was a member of Pueblo Elks No. 90. Cremation, Southern Colorado Cremation Society. , Monday, March 29, 1999, 10 a.m., Pueblo Elks Lodge. Interment, Fort Lyons National Cemetery. Family requests memorials be made to BPOE No. 90 Endowment Fund in lieu of flowers and/or food.
M. Omadono - Daily Nevada State Journal, Reno, NV - January 24, 1907 - Primero, Colorado - Colorado Fuel & Iron Co. Coal Mine Explosion, January 23, 1907 - Twenty lives go out in a mine explosion over in Colorado - Trinidad, Colo., Jan 23 - Twenty miners, according to the authentic information available his evening, lost their lives as a result of an explosion which occurred at three o'clock this morning in the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Coal mine near Primero, twenty miles west of this city. Twenty coffins have been ordered by the company from a local undertaking establishment. Two of the dead are Frank Hobat, miner, and R. J. Lumbey, fire boss. The names of the other men killed have not been learned, as the shift boss, who had charge of the men who went into the mine last night, is missing. All the men except Lumley were foreigners, most of them being Italians. The explosion stopped the air fan, which was not repaired until late today, and there is little chance that any of the men in the mine at the time of the explosion are still alive. District Superintendent Robert O'Neil is personally directing the work of rescue. Volunteers from adjacent mines are assisting. Rescuers have been divided into two hour shifts and work will be kept up continuously until the entire mine is explored. During the entire day excitement ran high and relatives of the entombed miners stood waiting at the entrance to the mine for a sight of any of the victims that might be brought to the surface. The damage to the mine cannot be learned tonight. An attempt is being made to force air into the mine in the hope that some of the entombed men may be alive, and thus prevent their suffocating. Late advices are that the mine is badly wrecked. The rescue party has penetrated three hundred feet and recovered four bodies, the names not being given. Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, NV- Jan 24, 1907 - Trinidad, Colo., January 24, 1907 - Heroically at work the rescuing party has so far succeeded in recovering but four bodies from the Primero Mine where the explosion occurred yesterday morning. Following is a list of dead whose bodies have been recovered: Angelo Pezitti, Fortunato Gracamato, Enrico Stiffli, C. Casagranada. The missing supposed to be dead in the mine are: J. Reece Lumley, mine boss; Madisto Formali, Louie and Joseph Sipas, John Tokar, John Toth, John Toth Jr., M. Omadono, Angelo Maddelena, Robert and John Fatur and Julius Randolph.
Galecchia Omosse Pueblo Star Journal March 5, 1899 Died Saturday, March 4, 1899, at the family home 122 South Santa Fe avenue, Galecchia, the infant daughter of Mr. S Mrs. Louis Omosse. Funeral from the house today at 2 P.M.
Ondovick, Dorothy M.
Dorothy M. Ondovick - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 2001 - Age 87, passed away Aug. 31, 2001. Survived by her nieces, Mary Anne (Ken) Hoover of Pueblo and Annette (Pat) DeMartine of Littleton, Colo.; nephew, Steve (Wanda) Bravdica of Littleton, Colo.; numerous grandnieces and grandnephews; sister-in-law, Frances Ondovchik of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Mike Ondovick Jr.; parents, Stefano and Maria Antonia Bravdica; first husband, Frank Mohorcich; brother, Pete Bravdica; and sister-in-law, Rose Bravdica. Born April 23, 1914, in Pueblo. She will lie in state from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001, at St. Mary Church, 217 E. Mesa. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
O'Neal, James E.
James E. O'Neal Pueblo Chieftain May 29, 1916 The funeral of Mr. James E. O'Neal was held yesterday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. from the residence of his brother-in-law, E. S. Miller, 854 east Evans avenue, and at 2 p.m. from the Mesa Baptist church, Rev. F. Carl Truex assisted by Rev. H. A. Woods conducted the service. The church was filled to its capacity and a large number were forced to stand outside during the services which expressed the high esteem in which Mr. O'Neal was held. The services were very impressive and Rev. Mr. Truex delivered a fine eulogy of the life of the deceased. It was a very sad funeral as Mr. O'Neal had been sick but a few days, and the bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of his hundreds of friends. There were a number of people from the Vineland district, where Mr. O'Neal resided, who came in for the services. The floral offerings were beautiful completely covering the casket and were banked around the pulpit. Mrs. J. V. Adams, Mrs. Mahlon Saxton, Mrs. Henry Schmidt and Mrs. Henry Jones, accompanied by Miss Alma Jones, sang "Asleep in Jesus" and "Going Down the Valley," and Mrs. Schmidt sang a solo, "Face to Face." The flower bearers were Messrs. Thomas Thompson, W. A. Witt, W. A. Goodman, R. A. Blunt and Jack Fisher. The pallbearers were Messrs. Arthur Burton, B. Russ_er, Geo. Bishop, R. W. H____ M. and Chas. Wells. _____ of Knights of Ma____ _____ attended the services ____ ____ exemplied their ____ ____ the grave. Interment ____ ___ the family lot in Roselawn in charge of the United Undertaking Co. Note: The end of the obituary was partially unreadable.
O'Neal, James Edward
James Edward O'Neal - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2002 - James Edward O'Neal, 80, of Boulder, Colo., died April 3, 2002. He was born on April 16, 1921, in Pueblo, Colo. Predeceased by wife, Doris Rechlitz; and parents, Clyde C. O'Neal and Hazel Carr O'Neal. Survived by daughter, Susan C. O'Neal, Washington, D.C.; son, James E. O'Neal, Grand Junction, Colo.; sister, Peggy Waters, Jacksonville, Fla.; and three grandchildren. He graduated from Centennial High School in Pueblo, Colo., and from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N.M. He was employed by Ford-Mercury-Lincoln dealer in Nebraska for 20 years, and he was a land developer in Boulder for 10 years, responsible for the construction of Stratford Park and St. James Square. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, was a member of the Boulder Country Club, Rotary International and St. John's Episcopal Church. He was a small aircraft pilot and enjoyed big band music and golf. Memorial service, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine St., Boulder, Colo., with Father Rol Hoverstock officiating. Interment, Mountain View Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to the Rotary International Foundation c/o Susan O'Neal, 4600 Connecticut Ave. NW No. 332, Washington, D.C. 20008.
O'Neil, Hannah B.
Hannah B. O'Neil - Huerfano World - December 14, 1989 - Mrs. Hannah Blockter O'Neil, 92, of Walsenburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 1989, in the Walsenburg Care Center where she had been in residence since November, 1988. Born Sept. 23, 1898, at Rockvale, near Canon City, she moved with her parents to Walsenburg where she was educated through the ninth grade. Mrs. O'Neil began working for Paul Krier at the movie house, for a time for the Waite Lumber Company and later the Huerfano Trading Company. She then went to California where she was employed by Greyhound Bus Company. It was in California that she met and married Charles O'Neil in Los Angeles. Mr. O'Neil died two years after they married and she returned to Walsenburg where she worked for the Department of Social Services, later moving to Pueblo where she also worked for the bus line during the war years. She returned to Walsenburg and helped Vida Allison at the Trailways Bus Depot until she retired. Mrs. O'Neil lived most of her life with her sister, Mary Moss, Walsenburg, with the exception of the years in California and Pueblo. She survives Mrs. O'Neil as do three nieces and numerous great-nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Saturday from Boies Almont Memorial Chapel. Cremation followed.
O'Neill, Betty L.
Betty L. O'Neill - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 1987 - Betty L. O'Neill, 63, late of 1672 Cliffdale Lane, born Aug. 16, 1923, in Omaha, Neb., died April 12, 1987, in Pueblo. Survived by husband, Charles T. O'Neill; daughters, Sharon (Tom) Autobee of Pueblo and Shirley (Larry) King of Riverside, Iowa; four grandchildren, Michael, Andrea, Michelle, and Desiree Autobee; cousin, Peggy Thompson of Rapid City, S.D., as well as several nieces and nephews. Mrs. O'Neill was a Pueblo resident for the past five years and was formerly of Williamsburg, Iowa. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary in Williamsburg, Iowa, Book Worm's Club in Pueblo and National Order of Foresters. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Rivera Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
O'Neill, Charles T.
Charles T. O'Neill - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 1998 - Charles T. O'Neill, 82, of Pueblo, passed away on Aug. 18, 1998. Born on Oct. 22, 1915, in Marengo, Iowa. Preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou Lowell O'Neill- his parents, Thomas Francis and Kathryn O'Neill- and four brothers. Survived by two daughters, Sharon K. O'Neill, Colorado Springs, Shirley O'Neill- grandchildren, Michael T. Autobee, Boulder, Andrea K. Autobee, Michelle S. Autobee, and Desiree R. Autobee, all of Pueblo- special friends, Harry, Pete and Rose. Charles was a captain in the Air Force and received numerous medals including the D.F.C. and was a commander in the American Legion. Cremation, at his request. Memorial graveside funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday at Roselawn Cemetery. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
John O'Neill - Basalt Journal - May 13, 1905 - John O'Neill, pit boss, and Frank Carmeletto and James Roe, miners, were killed by the caving of a great mass of rock in the Starkville mine of the Colorado fuel & Iron company on the morning of May 5th.
John O'Neill - Yampa Leader - November 18, 1911 - John Neill, a boiler maker, is in a serious condition in a Trinidad hospital as a result of injuries received. He was attempting to throw a belt and became entangled in the machinery. His left thigh and right leg were broken. Yampa Leader - November 18, 1911 - John O'Neill, boiler maker at the Colorado Southern shops at Trinidad, was fatally mangled by being drawn into cog wheels and died later.
John O'Neill - Bayfield Blade - November 17, 1910 - John Neill, a boiler maker, is in a serious condition in a Trinidad hospital as a result of injuries received. He was attempting to throw a belt and became entangled in the machinery. His left thigh and right leg were broken. Bayfield Blade - November 17, 1910 - John O'Neill, boilermaker at the Colorado Southern shops at Trinidad, was fatally mangled by being drawn into cog wheels and died later.
O'Neill, Lois A.
Lois A. O'Neill - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2000 - Lois A. O'Neill, 80, longtime Pueblo resident, died May 17, 2000, at Parkview hospital in Pueblo. Mrs. O'Neill was born Sept. 19, 1919, in Dodge City, Kan., the daughter of James C. and Edna Belle (Clark) Hoffman. She was united in marriage to Dennis O'Neill, who preceded her in death. A member of Faith United Methodist Church, Mrs. O'Neill was an outstanding seamstress and devoted mother. Survivors include one son, Bill O'Neill of Fort Morgan; three daughters, Peggy Mutz of Monument, Denise Turner and Jamie Dolan, both of Pueblo; as well as six grandsons. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Monica Mutz; two sisters, Vesta Vinci and Esther Hoffman, and two brothers, Ronald and Curtis Hoffman. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 22, at Faith United Methodist Church with Rev. Susan Plymell officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests the omission of flowers and requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. The family may be contacted at 321 Henry St.
O'Neill, Martha G.
Martha G. O'Neill - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 1999 - Martha G. O'Neill, 82, of Pueblo went home to be with the Lord, May 17, 1999.Born Nov. 8, 1916 in Alamosa, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband Frank Joseph O'Neill. Survived by her friend and caretaker for 20 years Adeline Lopez and family of the family home in Pueblo. Viewing today 1-6 at Romero Chapel. Funeral Service Wednesday, 2 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow.
O'Neill, Pauline M.
Pauline M. O'Neill - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2003 - Pauline M. O'Neill, 100, passed away Feb. 11, 2003, in Pueblo. Interment will be in Seibert, Colo.
Susan O'Neill - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 1998 - Susan O'Neill, (born Susan Barnosky), age 88, passed away peacefully in Denver, Colo., on Wednesday, June 10, 1998. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Susan was raised in Huerfano County in Walsenburg. After high school and business college, she had a career in Denver as an accounting secretary for various national insurance companies. She enjoyed travel and extended visits with her sisters, as well as her daily walks in the Capitol Hill neighborhoods of Denver, where she lived for many years. Funeral service, Monday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, noon, St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the charity of the donor's choice.
Frank Oneris - 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: Frank Oneris 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 Frank Oneris as an Austrian, age 29, and single. He was working as a miner for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. The newspapers list him as F. Omers. For complete coverage of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html
Oneyear, Stella T.
Stella T. Oneyear - Colorado Springs Gazette August 24, 2006 - Stella T. Oneyear passed away August 22, 2006 surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 25, 1933 in Waipahu, HI. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother. Stella is survived by her husband, Billy D. Oneyear of Fountain, CO; brother, Shigeo Oshiro of Los Angeles, CA; Tsutomu Oshiro of Aiea, HI; Toby Oshiro of Pueblo, CO; sisters: Fumi Oshiro and Miyoko Matsukawa both of Pearl City, Hawaii. She is also survived by nine nephews and five nieces. Stella graduated from Waipahu Hawaii High School and Honolulu Business School. She was a professional secretary for the United States Government for 33 years until her retirement in 1994. She was a member of the Crystal Cathedral Church in Garden Grove, CA. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of The Retired Enlisted Association. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2006 at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. Inurnment will be at Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, HI. Stella will be missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Retired Enlisted Association Scholarship Fund, 834 Emory Circle, Colorado Springs, CO., 80915.
Ong, Harold Lee
Harold Lee Ong - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2006 - Harold Lee Ong, passed away May 26, 2006. Born June 16, 1916, in Ninaview, Colo., to Ruben and Dale Ong. Survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Nellie Bernice; daughter, Eileen (Bob) Dennis; granddaughter, Kathryn "Kay" Dennis; step-granddaughter, Tamara (Rob) Bullard; grandchildren, Zack, Zeph, Nathan, and Sasha. Harold retired after 41 years of service from the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. An avid ballroom dancer, ham operator, who also loved keeping busy building, fishing, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors with his family. A special thanks to Dr. Settipani and personnel at Sangre de Cristo Hospice. In lieu of food and flowers, donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Graveside inurnment service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
Ong, Lee F.
Lee F. Ong - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1987 - Lee F. Ong, born June 1, 1 922, in Las Animas, and moved to Pueblo in 1945, passed away Dec. 27, 1987, in Pueblo. Survived by his wife, Dorothy, of 41 years. Two daughters, Jennifer L. (Steve) Adachi of Moss Beach, Calif., and Lonnie Beth (Phillip) Sloan of Pueblo. Three grandchildren, Joshua and Christine Adachi, and Patricia Sloan. Two sisters, Georgia (Wayne) Christy, Margarit Potter, both of Oregon, two sisters-in-law, Rosanna Ong of La Junta, Maxine Ong of Rangley, Colo., several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, mother and two brothers. Lee Ong served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific .for 3 ½ years. He was a general foreman for Taylor Fence Co. for 22 years and an operating engineer for A & A Drilling Co. for five years, retiring in 1974. Also a member of the Operating Engineering Union and the L.D.S. Church. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with Bishop Richard King of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or L.D.S Church Budget. We love you Daddy!
Onstott, J. D.
J. D. Onstott - Pueblo Star Journal - October 15, 1949 - J. D. Onstott, roller in the 40 inch mill of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Corporation where he had been employed since 1907, passed away at a local hospital Friday. Father of F. D. Onstott and grandfather of E. D. Onstott Jr., Pueblo Brother of Mrs. Ida Bales, Fort Collins, Colo.; Mrs. Maude Smith, Glendale, Calif., E. W. Onstott, Casper, Wyo.; W. N. Onstott, Gering, Neb., and E.L. Onstott, Cheyenne, Wyo. Mr. Onstott was born in Polo, Mo., removing to Nebraska with parents in a covered wagon in 1885, then to Pueblo in 1906, where he had since resided. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of the Rouch Funeral home Monday at 2:30 p.m.
Onsurez, Celia Marie
Baby Girl Celia Marie Onsurez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 1997 - Baby Girl Celia Marie Onsurez, one month, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 21, 1997. Born Sept. 24, 1997, in Pueblo. Survived by parents, Richard Raymond Riley and Priscilla R. Onsurez of Pueblo- brother, Orlando Onsurez- sister, Bianca Onsurez, both of Pueblo- grandparents, Karla Riley and Isidro Juarez and Alonzo and Elva Onsurez, all of Pueblo- great-grandparents, Virginia and Conal Riley of Pueblo, Juanita Martinez of Greeley and Lucia Onsurez of Loving, N.M.- great-great-grandmother, Margaret Ybarra of Lamar. Viewing, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at Romero Funeral Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1997, at West Street Baptist Church. Officiant, Pastor Doug Morris. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Sara Ontiveros - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2003 - Sara Ontiveros, age 72 of Ft. Collins, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003 at her home. A wake will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 3 to 8 p.m. at 4713 Crest Road in Fort Collins. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11a.m. Friday Nov. 21, at John 23rd Catholic Church 1220 University Ave., Ft. Collins. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. Sara Ontiveros was born May 25, 1931 in Pueblo, Colorado, to Benito and Marciana (Hinojosa) Gonzales. She lived most of her life in Pueblo before settling in Ft. Collins 30 years ago. She married Joe Ontiveros, Jr. on Sept. 3, 1949 in Pueblo. She worked as a custodian at Colorado State University for 18 years prior to her retirement. Sara loved her family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them. She also enjoyed reading her bible, going to garage sales, and watching Court TV. She is survived by five daughters, Josie (Jim) Self, Mary Ontiveros (Bill Burt), all of Fort Collins, Rebecca Ontiveros, of Denver, Teresa (Don) Biehl of Plano, Texas, and Dolores (Augie) Guzman of Fort Collins; grandchildren, Bennett Self, Michael Biehl, Matthew Burt, Augustine Guzman, II, Jolene Ontiveros, Lyndsay Biehl, Sara Self, Joey Guzman, Joseph Ontiveros, Ricky Guzman and Hauna Ontiveros; three step grandchildren, Anthony Jacquez, Brian Jacquez and Austin Powers. She was preceded in death by her parents, her half-sister Mary Arellano, her brother Felix Gonzales, her husband Joe and her son Joe.
Ooley, Lois LaVon
Lois LaVon Ooley - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 1986 - Lois LaVon Ooley was born Feb. 24, 1904, in Pueblo, Colo., the daughter of Charles and Mary Metz. She passed away Jan. 31, 1986, in Pueblo. Her husband, Howard A. Ooley, preceded her in death on Sept. 4, 1985, as did a daughter, Betty Lois Bagdasarian. She was the sister of Thelma Maye of El Toro, Calif., Lucille Walters of Pueblo, Richard (Thelma) Metz, John (Blanche) Metz and Earl C. (Myrtle Mae) Metz, all of Pueblo. A son-in-law, Erwin Bagdasarian, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star No. 7 and the Methodist Church. She was a licensed practical nurse and was appointed by then-Gov. Steve McNichols to the LPN Board in 1962, serving until 1965. She was a floor supervisor at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital and practiced her profession for 35 years. She held office in the American Legion and was chairwoman of Colorado Columbine Girls' State in Denver for three years. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, with interment in Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family prefers memorials to be made to your favorite charity in lieu of flowers.
Vladimir Opanasenko - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1986 - Vladimir Opanasenko, a Pueblo resident for seven years, late of 2812 Second Ave., passed away June 16, 1986. Mr. Opanasenko was a member of St. Michael Eastern Orthodox Church. He is survived by an aunt, Angelina Kuimoff, a cousin, Rita (Victor) Moss, and their children, Paul and Kathy Moss, all of Pueblo. The Parastas will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, and the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Eastern Orthodox Church with Father Joseph Gillis officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to a wake following the interment at 2812 Second Ave. The family may be contacted at 2812 Second Ave. or 13 Silverweed Court.
Opferman, Margaret Mary
Margaret Mary Opferman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2000 - Margaret Mary Opferman passed away Feb. 9, 2000. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Opferman; brother, John Baker; and sister-in-law, Alice Baker. Survived by her sons, Dennis Opferman and Regis (Loretta) Opferman; and grandchildren, Nicole and Renee Opferman. Rosary, Friday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Saturday, 11 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to Holy Cross Abbey in care of the funeral home office.
Oppenlander, J. F.
J. F. Oppenlander - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1937 - J. F. Oppenlander, 71 years, Jan. 8, at local hospital. Husband of Anna Oppenlander; brother of George Oppenlander. Announcements later.
Marian Wood Oquist - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 1998 - Marian Wood Oquist, died Nov. 24, 1998, in Seattle, Wash. She was a 1947 graduate of Centennial High School. Survived by two sons and sisters, Winfred Gull, Montrose, and Judy Smith, Pueblo. Preceded in death by husband, Roy- son, Brian- parents, Bud and Dorothy Wood. Services will be held Thursday in Seattle.
Orazem, H. James
H. James "Jimmy O" Orazem - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1997 - H. James "Jimmy O" Orazem, Oct. 5, 1997. Father of Michael James Orazem, Pueblo. Brother of Elizabeth Cookie" Randall, Littleton, and Marilyn James (Jim Rhoades) Pueblo. Son of Harold E. and Florence A. Orazem. Also survived by special friend, Darlene Donohoe, Pueblo West, as well as nieces and nephews. Mr. Orazem was a member of Shrine of St. Therese parish and the manager of the Sausage Haus. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital or Shrine of St. Therese Building Fund through the funeral home office.
Orazem, Harold E.
Harold E. Orazem - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1998 - Harold E. Orazem, 83, passed away peacefully at home Nov. 11, 1998. Born Feb. 6, 1915, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Johanna Orazem- brothers, Henry Schmuck and Ed Orazem- sister, Edith Marsden- his parents-in-law, John and Elizabeth Terlep- sisters-in-law, Pauline Klintz and Vivian Terlep- and by his beloved son, Jimmy O" Orazem in October 1997. Survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Florence A. Orazem- daughters, Elizabeth Cookie" Randall, Denver, and Marilyn James (James Rhoades)- and grandchildren, Kim (Ken) Dushinski and Julie (Juan) Randall-Sequeira, both of Denver, Michael Orazem and Randy James. Also survived by great-grandchildren, Natalia and Frank Sequeira and Anya Dushinski- nephews, Donald (Margaret) Orazem, John (Beverly) Klintz, Jerry (Eliza) Klintz, Stanley and Rick Terlep- nieces, Ann Louise Schmuck, Dolores Baer and Renee Scott- and his brothers-in-law, who were as close as real brothers, Albert (Rose Marie) Terlep, Stanley (Elsie) Terlep, John (Anita) Terlep and Ed (Helen) Terlep. He was a loving husband and father who was devoted to his family from whom he derived his greatest pleasure. After graduation from Central High in 1933, he played baseball in the American Legion and Georgy McCarthy leagues. He was an avid sportsman and loved fly fishing and goose, deer, antelope and elk hunting throughout his life. He retired from CF&I after 38 years- also spent 17 years at the Pueblo Greyhound Park information window- was a charter member and secretary of the Colorado Wildlife Federation, Secretary/Treasurer of the CF&I Fin and Feather Club for 34 years, life member of BPOE No. 90 and numerous other sportsman's associations. He was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shrine of St. Therese memorial fund. Funeral Mass, Saturday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. at The Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Orazem, Louis V.
Louis V. Orazem - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1997 - George McCarthy Funeral Home Pueblo, Colorado - Louis V. Orazem, 79, passed away Aug. 25, 1997. Survived by his wife, Erma- and children, Anna Mae (Duane) Winter, Joe (Cheryl) Orazem, Mary Cae (Eddie) Weaver, Vincent (Elaine) Orazem, Ed (Vicki) Orazem, Guy (Wendy) Orazem, Victor Orazem and Janet (Mark) Chandler. Also survived by brothers, Ray (Margaret) Orazem and Ed Orazem- 20 loving grandchildren- eight great-grandchildren- four nephews and two nieces. Mr. Orazem was a disabled World War II veteran and retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1977. Memorial Mass, Saturday, Aug. 30, 1997, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Inurnment, Fort Lyon National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Disabled American Veterans in care of the funeral home office.
Margaret Orazem - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 2006 - Margaret Orazem, 85, born April 21, 1920, in Pueblo, passed away Feb. 26, 2006. Survived by her husband, Raymond J. Orazem; sons, Raymond J. (Dorothy) Orazem Jr., Fort Collins, Colo., and Larry W. (Patricia) Orazem, Duncan, Okla.; also survived by four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Rose Ann Cronin; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her parents, J.H. and Rose Thrilkill; sisters, Elizabeth Lee Tkachuk and Dorothy Jean Thrilkill. Margaret loved her church and people. Her many joys in life included driving and travel. She never met a stranger and was always concerned about helping others. Viewing, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 10 a.m. Thursday, followed by funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday; both services, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Margaret's memory.
Orazen, Frank Edward
Frank Edward Orazen - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 1998 - Frank Edward Orazen passed away Jan. 16, 1998, in Mesa, Ariz. Survived by his wife, Mary Alice. They had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 20, 1997. Survived by his daughters, Cynthia Jean (Gerry) Johnson, Cherry Lynn (Louis) Milusnic, Crystal June (Darrel) Vaughan. Also survived by a brother, Robert (Beverly) Orazen- and a sister, Frances Orazen, both of Denver- his grandchildren, Denise (Robert) Skinner, Florida, Robbie VanDyke, Kansas, Jennifer Johnson, Colorado Springs, Louann (Scott) Androes, Pueblo West, Brian (Carrie) Johnson, Colorado Springs, Joey (Molly) Milusnic, Pueblo West, Amy (Gregg) Calhoun, Kansas, Jeri Lynn (Andy) Bishop, Colorado Springs, and Steven Milusnic of Pueblo- great-grandchildren, Lauryn Johnson, Kelsea Lynne Androes, Kayla Calhoun, Nicholas Androes, Kylie Marie Milusnic, Dillon Calhoun, and Cylie VanDyke. Frank served with the U.S. Army during WWII and suffered wounds he carried through life without complaint. Life member of the Disabled Veterans No. 39 and BPOE Elks No. 367. Past Master of Masonic Lodge No. 99, Past Commander of American Legion Post No. 171, Past Worthy Patron O.E.S. No. 28, and member of the Shrine Al Kaly Temple of Pueblo. Frank was employed by Central Electric for 33 years. A candlelight will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at Faith United Methodist Church, corner of Quincy and W. Adams Ave.
Brenda Orchard - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 2002 - Age 47, of Pueblo, passed away March 24, 2002. Brenda will be remembered by her family as a most loving mother and caring person, one who was the happiest when she was able to help someone. She was a member of the Door Christian Fellowship. Brenda was preceded in death by her father, James R. Orchard, in November 2001. She is survived by her mother, Wilma Orchard; sons, James Brandon Goodrich and Matthew Ray Goodrich; fiancι, Joseph Rodriguez; sister, Rolanda Orchard; and brother, Don Gavin. No service.
Orcutt, Daniel R.
Daniel R. Orcutt - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 14, 2009 - Daniel, beloved husband of Leoma (Sears) passed away March 30th. He was a Colorado native born in Pueblo to Cubb and Ann (Jaklich) Orcutt. He graduated from Colorado Springs High School (Palmer) in 1951 and entered the U.S. Navy. He served in the Korean war and on submarines during the Cuban Missile Crisis. In 1968, Daniel was then commissioned to the Army as a warrant officer and served in Vietnam. He retired from Ft. Carson in 1971. Preceded in death by parents and brother, Jack. Survived by his wife, Lee; Children, Kevin, Steve, Pamela and Tim; 15 grand children; 7 great grandchildren and his sister, Agnes Wills. Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 3rd at Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Boulevard. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to National Jewish Health, Respiratory Unit, 1400 Jackson Street, Denver, CO 80206.
Orcutt, Teresa Kay
Teresa Kay Orcutt - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 1998 - Teresa Kay Orcutt, 38, of Manzanola, died Oct. 24, 1998. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday, at Griffy Family Funeral Home Chapel, Fowler. Services and interment will be in Houston, Texas. Survived by husband, Cub D. Orcutt of Manzanola- stepchildren, Jesse Orcutt of Greeley, Cub Jr. (Tina) Orcutt of Pueblo- and stepdaughter, Robin (Steve) Trujillo, Pueblo- father Jackie R. Moore of Amarillo, Texas- and sisters, Becky (Ronnie Mercer) Moore, and Deanna (Claude) Wooley of Houston, and Jacqueline (Robert) Mature of New Waverly, Texas.
Ore, Mildred B.
Mildred B. Ore - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 1999 - Mildred B. Ore, 91, passed away Oct. 21, 1999. Survived by son, Robert (Kay) Ore, Aurora; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ore was preceded in death by her husband, James Ore; and son, James C. Ore. She is the last of her family. Graveside service, Monday, 11 a.m., Mountain View Cemetery.
Natale Ore - Huerfano World - February 20, 2003- This Week in Walsenburg History - 1906: A disaster in the old Sunshine mine claimed the lives of William Moran, Archie Miller, Natale Nizzi, Natale Ore, James Teeters, Pete Divisio, S. Lobana and Dominic Lezeni.
Mary Orecchio Pueblo Chieftain March 18, 1940 Orecchio, Mrs. Mary, died, wife of Thomas Orecchio of 122 West Front street, Florence, Colo. Rosary at family home Monday, 7:30 p.m.; requiem mass St. Benedict's church, Florence, Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. To Union Highland.
Oreskey, Anna Olejar
Anna Olejar Oreskey - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 1987 - Anna Olejar Oreskey, born Feb. 1, 1894, in Plymouth, Pa., passed away July 23, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Pueblo. Wife of George Oreskey, who passed away in 1959. Mother of Anna (Bill) Bartlett, Rupert, Idaho, Margaret Lackner and George F. (Marie) Oreskey, Pueblo. Survived also by eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Oreskey moved with her parents to Pueblo in 1899, attended Pueblo public schools, and was later employed by the Rood Candy Co. She was the oldest member of St. Michael Eastern Orthodox Church and past member of St. Michael's Altar Society. She loved and grew beautiful flowers. Parastas, 7 p.m. Sunday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Michael Eastern Orthodox Church, will be conducted by Father Joseph Gillis. Interment, Roselawn. Friends who wish are asked to make memorial donations in her name to St. Michael Eastern Orthodox Church. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. & Mrs. George Oreskey, 1549 Stone.
George Oreskey - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2005 - George Oreskey, born March 27, 1923, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away Dec. 13, 2005. Preceded in death by his father, George Oreskey Sr.; mother, Anna Oreskey; and sister, Margaret Lackner. Survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Marie; sons, Richard (Mickie) and Michael (Sandy); and daughters, Susan (Pete) Juba and Janet (Carmen) Juliano. Grandfather of Melissa and Michelle Oreskey, Nichole, Felix and Marcus Juliano, and Matthew, Tyler and Jordan Oreskey. Great-grandfather of Bryan, Brett and B.J. Hund. Also survived by his sister, Anna (Bill) Bartlett, Rupert, Idaho. George was a United States Marine corporal serving in the South Central Pacific during WWII. Following his discharge, he was employed as a Pueblo Air Base aircraft mechanic, a D&RGW Railroad fireman, a watchmaker and jeweler. He retired as a Pueblo Army Depot production controller in 1972. George was a member of the Numismatic Association, Marine Corp League of Colorado Springs, a life-member of the DAV and the American Legion Post No. 2. He enjoyed fishing and traveling especially to Las Vegas and Cripple Creek. He was an avid history reader and a geology buff. George spent his early years in Leadville and Craig, Colo., and dearly loved the mountains. The family wishes to acknowledge special friend, Dan Radakovich, for the weekly visitations and discussions about the United States Marine Corps and World War II. George was a member of Our Lady of the Meadows Church parish where services will be held. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Vespers, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005; both services at Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blind Veterans Association, SRDA, Our Lady of the Meadows, or a charity of your choice.
Oreskovic, Ann Ore
Ann Ore Oreskovic - Pueblo Chieftain - February 4, 1987 - Ann Ore Oreskovic, Feb. 2, 1987. Daughter of Kate C. Oreskovic, of the family home. Sister of Mary Roller, Colorado Springs; Pete (Sally) Oreskovic, Pueblo; and Joseph Oreskovich, also of the family home. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father, Nick T. Oreskovic, Jan. 1, 1983. A member of St. Joseph Parish and CFU, St. Jacob Lodge 402, Miss Oreskovic was employed by the El Paso County Sheriff's Department. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph Church. Private family entombment. The family will greet friends from 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the church.
Anna Oreskovich - Pueblo Chieftain - August 8, 1943 - In memory of Anna Oreskovich who passed away one year ago today. Jack Oreskovich
Oreskovich, John M.
John M. "Jolly" Oreskovich - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 1997 - John M. "Jolly" Oreskovich, passed away Nov. 24, 1997, as the result of a lengthy illness. Mr. Oreskovich was a CF&I retiree with 45 years of service and a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America. Survived by his wife, Rachel- stepson, Jerry (Teresa) Cordova- and stepdaughter, Louise (Skip) Mellick. Also survived by grandchildren, Trisha (Rob) Mauro, Tana (Bill) Trujillo, Mike and Karen Mellick- great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews- sisters, Rose (Edward) Pozlep and Margaret (John) Volk. Preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Spoden and Katherine Borzilieri. Viewing, Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in John's name through the funeral home office.
Joseph "Cholo" Oreskovich - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 1998 - Joseph "Cholo" Oreskovich, age 87, passed away Aug. 24, 1998. Survived by his wife, Mary M. Oreskovich, of the family home- and children, Joseph A. Oreskovich Jr., Greeley, Colo., and Mary Kay Oreskovich, Pueblo, Colo. Grandfather of Nickolas J. Oreskovich and Natasha M. Oreskovich, both of Greeley, Colo. Also survived by his brother, Matt (Joy) Oreskovich- sister, Helen Oreskovich- sisters and brothers-in-law, Orma Oreskovich, Mildred Toth, Helen (Ralph) Prijatel Sr., Ann (Ray) Hegler and Kay Mraovich, all of Pueblo, Colo., and Ann Gregorich, Wheaton, Ill.- and lifetime friend, Mark J. Vivoda, Pueblo, Colo.- as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Ana Oreskovich- and numerous brothers and sisters. Mr. Oreskovich was a United States World War II Army veteran, a member of St. Jacob Lodge and St. Francis Xavier Church parish where services will be held. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 7 p.m. and Scripture Service, Friday, 10 a.m. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church hall after both services. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the St. Francis Xavier Church Memorial Fund.
Lorraine Oreskovich - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2001 - On Oct. 26, 2001, Lorraine Oreskovich went home to be with the Lord. Preceded by parents, Frank and Mary Tekavec; and husband, Peter J. Oreskovich. She is survived by her children, Judy (Gary) Reynolds and Ronald (Tiffiany) Oreskovich; grandchildren, Robin Reynolds, Nicole Oreskovich and Jacob Oreskovich. Also survived by sister, Mary (Victor) Moreschini; brothers, Frank (Dorothy) Tekavec, Fritz Tekavec, John (Nita) Tekavec and numerous nieces and nephews. Lorraine is remembered as a loving mother and grandmother as well as a loving sister and dear friend. Her family was the most important thing in her life and she will be sadly missed by all. She was a member of Holy Family Parish. In lieu of food and flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to the Heart Association or a charity of choice. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Church. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will greet friends at the church.
Oreskovich, Mary Mildred
Mary Mildred Oreskovich - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2005 - Mary Mildred Oreskovich, 92, born Oct. 26, 1912, passed away March 22, 2005. Survived by children, Joseph A. (Carol) Oreskovich, Mary Kay Oreskovich; grandchildren, Nickolas J. (Brandi) Oreskovich, Natasha Oreskovich; sisters, Mildred Toth and Helen (Ralph) Prijatel; sisters-in-law, Kay Mraovich, Ann Hegler, Orma Oreskovich; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Joseph Oreskovich; parents, George and Catherine Mraovich; brothers and sisters, Matthew Mraovich, Nick Mravich, John Mravich, Rose Krepenc and Ann Gregorich. Mary was a member of KSKJ Lodge and St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She enjoyed doing crafts and loved gardening especially her rose bushes. She won numerous ribbons for her flowers at the Colorado State Fair. Mary had been a resident of Minnequa Medicenter since July 2003. She was affectionately known as "Mary O" by the staff. The family would like to thank the staff of Minnequa Medicenter, especially F. Hall, for their wonderful care of and concern for Mary. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. The family will receive friends, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Monday, at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn. In lieu of food and flowers donations may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church or the Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home office.
Oreskovich, Matthew J.
Matthew J. Oreskovich - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 1999 - Matthew J. Oreskovich, 75, passed away Feb. 2, 1999. Survived by his wife, Joy L. Oreskovich- and children, Ann (Bill) Long, Jerry (Paula) Oreskovich, Susan (Tom) Milner, David Fawkes, Debbie (Jim) Emerson, Gary (Pearl) Fawkes, Mike (Tina) Fawkes, Matthew (Darla Sue) Oreskovich, Jack (Leslie) Oreskovich and Mary Beth (John) Anderson. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and sister, Helen Oreskovich. Funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum with full military honors by Fort Carson
Peter "Punk" Oreskovich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2004 - Peter "Punk" Oreskovich, 80, born Sept. 27, 1924, passed away Sept. 28, 2004. Preceded in death by his wife, Wilma "Sally" Oreskovich; one brother and one sister. Survived by his son, Ron (Judy) Oreskovich; grandson, Charles (Kelly) Oreskovich; great-granddaughter, Kenzie Rae Oreskovich, all of Denver; sisters-in-law, Amanda Bravo and Marie Thomas of Swink, Delores Thomas of Seattle, Wash., and B.J. Thomas of Rocky Ford; and brother-in-law, Dick (Eleanor) Thomas of Pueblo. At his request, cremation. Graveside inurnment, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel of Angels, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Peter's name.
Wilma "Sally" Oreskovich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 2002 - Wilma "Sally" Oreskovich, age 76, born April 1, 1926, passed away Sept. 2, 2002. Survived by her husband, Peter; sons, Ron (Judy) Oreskovich and Jim (Barbara) Williams; sister, Amanda Bravo of Swink, Colo.; and brother, Dick (Eleanor) Thomas of Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters. At her request, cremation, Almont Crematory, with graveside inurnment to be held at Imperial Memorial Gardens, 10 a.m. Friday. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Charles (Chuggy) Orestani - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2004 - Charles (Chuggy) Orestani, 76 of Pueblo passed away Mar. 20, 2004. Born On June 13, 1927 to Alfonso and Catarina (Paulino) Orestani. He was proceeded in death by his parents, his sister and brother-in-law; Caterina (Dolly and Tony) Marino. Charlie loved Chevrolets and could spend time talking about the years and makes of his favorite hobby. He was also a cat lover, pool player and he could have won a contest eating sweets of all kinds. Charles is survived by Nephews; Louis (Linda) Marino, Tony Marino, Charles Marino, Niece: RoseAnn (Marino) Ford, Great-niece; Cindy Mascarenas, Great-great niece and nephew Catarina and Anthony Mascarenas and numerous other relatives. Charlie will be dearly missed by beloved friends Herbie and Betty DeHerrera. "Evans", "Red", special "secretary" friends and many other employees of Pueblo Community Resources. Memorial service Fri., Mar. 26, 2004 at St. Josephs, 9:30a.m.
Orf, John F.
John F. Orf - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2003 - John F. Orf, 85, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord April 26, 2003. Born on Feb. 22, 1918, in Rock Island, Ill., to the union of Fred and Mary Orf who preceded him in death. Also preceded in death by loving wife, Amelia, in March of 1996, and brother, Glen William Orf. Survived by sisters-in-law, Lucy (Manuel) Esquibel, Florence, Colo., Annie Leyba, Pueblo, Colo., and Lupe Rodriquez, Florence, Colo.; nephews, Manuel (Beverly) Esquibel, Brighton, Colo., and Raymond Esquibel, Florence, Colo.; special friends, Tom and Bertha Cordova, Pueblo, Colo., and Joe and Mary Martinez and family, Pueblo, Colo.; numerous other nieces and nephews. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. tonight, at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. Leander Church, East Seventh and Monument, Pueblo, Colo. Celebrant, Rev. Ben Bacino. Interment, Union Highland Cemetery in Florence, Colo. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after Mass.
Edward Organ - Blue Valley Times - May 9, 1913 - Men Fall Seven Stories to Death - Pueblo - Falling seven stories to the cement floored basement of the new Thatcher bank building, now in course of construction, F. W. Leeds, thirty-five, of Denver, and Edward Organ, forty-two, were killed.
Origer, Lewis J.
Lewis J. Origer - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2000 - Lewis J. Origer, born Feb. 5, 1931, in Estherville, Iowa, returned to our Heavenly Father on Aug. 7, 2000. Lewis was married to Joann (Curran) and together they had four daughters, Theresa (Raymond) Chavez, Rose (Barclay) Clark, Linda (Stephen) Di Domenico and Paula (Kent) Kirchner. Lewis leaves six grandchildren, Angela and Jessica Chavez, Barclay and Cassidy Clark, and Alicia and Misty Kirchner. He also leaves his brothers, Merrill (Joann), William (Evelyn), John (Marian); and sisters, Imogene Dessel and Catherine (James) Kueny; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Lewis graduated from Gruver High School in 1948. He entered the U.S. Air Force in March of 1951 and was honorably discharged in October of 1952. After military service, he attended Creighton University and graduated in 1955. He also attended Kansas University School of Law. Lewis was a loving husband and father. He also loved gardening, cooking and fishing. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Our Lady of Assumption Church. Inurnment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens Veterans Court of Honor with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. There will be a reception immediately following the inurnment in the church hall. The family will receive visitors at 32 MacNaughton Road, Pueblo, Colo.
Bude Orlich Fort Collins Weekly Courier June 21, 1912 Thirteen Men Killed in Mine Explosion Today at Hastings, Colo. Note: Bude Orlich is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, June 18, 1912. Bude Orlich: Slav (citizenship), age 40, married with one surviving child. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion of gas due a defective lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.
Orman, James Bradley
James Bradley Orman Pueblo Chieftain July 22, 1919 Former Governor J. B. Orman Passes Away Former Governor James Bradley Orman died at the family home, 1000 Carteret avenue this city at 4 o'clock yesterday morning. The end came following a second stroke of paralysis with which he was attacked during last Thursday night. Governor Orman's death casts a pall over the city, for no man was more popular with all who knew him. Always cheerful and optimistic, he was ever welcome with all with whom he came in contact. He leaves one son, Frederick Bradley Orman, a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren to mourn his loss. Governor Orman suffered a first stroke last winter, and for a time his life was despaired of, but he rallied, and resumed his duties as receiver of the Pueblo Land office, which position he held for the past four years. He seemed to have recovered and was cheerful and active until he retired to his bed where he was found unconscious by his son on Friday morning. The man who built more miles of railroad in the state of Colorado, is what is said of James Bradley Orman. His success as a railroad builder was not confined to Colorado alone, for many regions of the great West owe their present stage of development to the success of Mr. Orman and his workers in overcoming some of the difficulties of building railroads in the rugged Rocky Mountains. It was in such enterprises that he made his reputation and amassed considerable wealth. Mr. Orman was born in Muscatine, Iowa, November 4, 1849, was the son of John and Sarah Josephine (Bradley) Orman. He worked on his father's farm and attended the public schools during his youth, and when twenty years of age came to Denver, in 1869, depending upon his own energy and exertions to push his way up in the world. Denver was then the center of railway building and activities and with shrewd business foresight, he anticipated the need for horses and draft animals for the completion of the railway then in the course of construction toward the city. Together with his brother, Will A. Orman, he bought and sold horses and mules at a good profit. In the fall of 1869 the Orman brothers were awarded the contract for the construction of the old Kansas-Pacific (now part of the Union Pacific) from Sheridan, Kansas, to Denver. This work satisfactorily performed, was but the beginning of Mr. Orman's long and successful career as a railway contractor and builder in Colorado and the West. He was awarded and filled many contracts with the following roads: Kansas-Pacific, Denver and Rio Grande; Colorado Midland; Canadian Pacific, Oregon Pacific; Elk Mountain; Texas, Santa Fe and Northern; Crystal River; the Moffat road; the Denver, Laramie and Northwestern; the El Paso and Southwestern; one road in Old Mexico and another in Montana. In conjunction with others he instigated the Gunnison tunnel, and later Gov. Orman built many miles of canals in the Uncompagre Valley. He also built the Belle Fouche dam in South Dakota, and similar projects in Idaho and Wyoming. Also he constructed the Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek road and the Florence and Cripple Creek road, and other railroads. Mr. Orman also constructed some of the largest irrigation canals in the west. As he began to accumulate wealth, he made large investments in Pueblo, Denver, and Trinidad real estate, and had at one time large holdings in Huerfano county coal lands. The business houses and his palatial home, which he erected in Pueblo, identified him with that city as one of its most progressive citizens. He was interested in and for five years was the president of the Pueblo street railway, of which he was one of the organizers in 1879. He also became interested in the Bessemer Irrigating ditch and additional coal properties in Pitkin and Gunnison counties, and mines in Cripple Creek. The government canal near Montrose was built by him, and he became president of the Banker's Consolidated Mines, near Ouray, and the Oro Hondo mine in Lead City, South Dakota. In 1915, Governor Orman was appointed by President Wilson, receiver of public moneys at the Pueblo land office. He assumed office in April and was holding the position when he died. Mr. Orman, early in his career, became a dominant figure in Colorado politics, as one of the leaders of the democratic party. For several terms he was a member of the Pueblo city council and in 1880 was elected a member of the Colorado legislature, being re-elected in 1882. He was candidate in 1883, for the short term in the United States senate, to fill the unexpired term of Henry M. Teller, who had resigned and been appointed secretary of the interior, and received the unanimous vote of the democrats in the legislature. The democrats were in the minority but he received their solid vote, and from two to five republicans, receiving on one ballot 27 votes and came within three of being elected. He declined the democratic nomination for governor in 1888 and 1890 but in 1900 accepted, also being endorsed by the populists and silver republicans, and was elected. During his term of two years he gave the state an honest, conservative and business-like administration. In 1892, he was a delegate to the national democratic convention and in 1897 was elected mayor of Pueblo. When mayor of Pueblo and governor of Colorado he followed and carried out those principles that had made him a successful business man. Governor Orman was a thirty-second degree Mason and prominent in that order. He and his wife were members of the Episcopal church and were among the most prominent in social and church work in Pueblo. He married September 27, 1877, Miss Nellie, daughter of William F. Martin, of Pueblo. Two children were born to them: Frederick B., graduate of Princeton university and engaged in business in Pueblo, and Edna A., who died. His wife died about a year and a half ago. The funeral will take place from Holy Trinity church tomorrow, Wednesday, at 10 o'clock, the Rev. Mack officiating. The funeral will be in charge of Masonic lodge No. 31. Pueblo Chieftain July 23, 1919 The funeral cortege escorting the body of the late Gov. James Bradley Orman will leave the family home at 9:30 o'clock this morning and proceed to the Holy Trinity church, 115 east Routt avenue. At 10 o'clock funeral services will be conducted there by Rev. Albert P. Mack, pastor of the church. The body will then be taken in charge of Lodge No. 31 A. F. & A. M., under whose auspices the burial services will be conducted. Interment will be in the family lot in Roselawn cemetery. This beautiful tribute has been paid to the memory of this late Pueblo citizen by Governor Shoup. It was issued yesterday from the governor's mansion in Denver and reads: "To the People of Colorado The death of the Hon. James B. Orman, which occurred at Pueblo, is a distinct loss to the state. Governor Orman served the people of this state faithfully and conscientiously during the term from 1901 to 1903, and many of the people of the state with pleasure recall his fine personality, his keen sense of honor, his loyalty to the state and its interests, his splendid character and ability, and his unswerving Americanism. It is with great pleasure that I offer this tribute to his memory on the occasion of his death." (Signed) "Oliver H. Shoup, Governor." Pueblo Chieftain July 24, 1919 Governor Orman is Laid to Rest With Imposing Ceremony Holy Trinity Church was packed to capacity with friends yesterday morning who were there in attendance at the funeral services of the late Gov. James Bradley Orman. The body had been conveyed from the late home, 1000 Carteret avenue under an escort of Masons and placed at the altar of the church, where it was banked about with the greatest profusion of the most beautiful flowers. The beautiful and impressive funeral services of the Episcopal church were conducted by the Rev. Albert P. Mack, pastor. The choral choir sang several hymns, and Mrs. L. J. Allott sang a solo, "Lead Kindly, Light." After this service the body was taken in charge by Lodge No. 31, A. F. & A. M., and was also escorted by Knights of Templar from No. 53, to Roselawn cemetery, being followed by a long line of automobiles bearing friends, Masons and Knights Templar. At the grave the Masonic ritual was exemplified in laying the remains to rest. Many friends from other cities were present, among them: Former Governor Julius C. Gunter, and Ex-Mayor of South Pueblo P. B. Sharp. Exquisite floral offerings came as tributes from out-of-town friends who could not be present. The pallbearers were the following Masons: Alva Adams, Harvey Nuckolls, A. T. Stewart, S. D. Trimble, W. K. Dudley, George H. Marsh, W. H. Moore and Charles B. Carlile. Honorary pallbearers were the following Knights Templar: J. G. Morton, N. S. Walpole, F. G. Myrick, Geo. W. Rowe, Wm. Peach and Wm. Barber. The flower bearers and ushers were: Alva B. Adams, Wilbur Newton, Thos. A. Duke, Robert S. Gast, Harry A. Deuel, George H. Sweeney, and E. S. Ray. The funeral arrangements were conducted by the McCarthy's.
Orman, Leonard Milton
Col. Leonard Milton Orman - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 1998 - Col. Leonard Milton Orman departed this life to be with our Lord on Dec. 5, 1998. Beloved husband of Doris M. - father of beloved son, Jeffrey G. (Sharon)- brother, Melvin Leon (Mary) of Raymond, Miss.- and nieces, Brenda Nell (Ed) Massimo and Kay Lynn (George) Beemon. Born in Jackson, Miss., on May 31, 1917. Graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Attended Harvard and M.I.T. for radar school. Wrote two books and more than 75 scientific articles- installed the first radar on Diamond Head, Hawaii. During WWII he took an artillery battalion to Guam, returned to Research and Development at the Pentagon, then attended Columbia University, N.Y., in preparation for teaching at the U.S. Military Academy. Received a master's degree in electronics at the University of Pennsylvania, was Chief of Army office at Patrick AFB, Cape Canaveral, Fla., and worked with Wernher Von Braun on the launch of the first U.S. satellite, Explorer I. Attended Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., prior to his service in Korea. After working with the Under Secretary of the Army, he became the first Chief of the Research Office for the Armed Services for Latin America headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Completed a 36-year military career as Chief of U.S. Army Weapons Command, Rock Island, Ill. After retirement the family moved to Pueblo, where Colonel Orman taught mathematics at the University of Southern Colorado. He was a member of the American Math Association, Colorado Association of Teachers of Math, Colo-Wyo Academy of Science, Kappa Delta Pi. Was in the 1978-1979 Who's Who in the West, and retired as Professor Emeritus. One of a select group to have read all 100 of The Great Books. Was active as elder of the First Presbyterian Church, President of the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, Charter member of the Retired Officers Association in Pueblo, longtime member of the Pueblo Country Club. to be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th, Pueblo, Colo.
Ormonde, Corine A.
Corine A. Ormonde - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2002 - Passed away April 22, 2002. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Fox; daughter, VonCeil Beltz; and brother, Larry Fox. Corine is survived by her son, Rodney Beltz; and three granddaughters. Honoring her request, cremation will take place with graveside services, 1:30 p.m. at the Fowler Cemetery, Saturday, April 27, 2002.
Fred Ormsby - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 1966 - Fred Ormsby, local hospital Nov. 26. Father of Mrs. Patsy R. Pope, Phenix City, Ala., and Mrs. Joanne Stroud, Sikes, La. He was the brother of Clyde Ormsby, Colorado Springs. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Valhalla's Garden Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Warren Hile. Interment will follow in Pueblo Memorial Gardens.
Ormston, T. H. (Mrs.)
Mrs. T. H. Ormston - Brandon Bell - September 24, 1915 - Mrs. T. H. Ormston of Pueblo fell from an automobile on the Colorado Spring road and received injuries from which she died a few hours later.
Ornelas, Cathy Jo
Cathy Jo Sandoval Ornelas - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2001 - Cathy Jo Sandoval Ornelas, 31, departed this life Dec. 31, 2000, at her home following a lengthy illness with cancer. A lifetime Puebloan, Cathy was born March 4, 1969. She was employed at Pueblo Horizons Federal Credit Union and was a member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 61. She enjoyed outdoor activities, camping, fishing and spending time with her two sons. She also loved her Denver Broncos and would look forward to Sunday afternoon football after Mass. Predeceased by her grandparents, Cye and Della Romero and Mike Sandoval. She leaves to cherish her memory, devoted husband, Michael Anthony Ornelas; two sons, Michael Anthony Ornelas Jr. and Steven Dane Ornelas; sisters, Cindy (Douglas) Weatherfield, Gwen (Dan) DeHerrera and Kim (Robert) Ornelas, all of Pueblo West, and Sherry (Diego) Gonzales, Pueblo; devoted parents, Edward and Leona (Romero) Sandoval, Pueblo; grandmother, Flora Sandoval, Pueblo; five nephews; five nieces; one great-nephew; godson, Jacob Sandoval; and other relatives and friends. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Rev. J. William Huber, celebrant. Both services, St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Horizons Credit Union for her sons' education. Family will receive friends at St. Pius X Hall following the burial rites.
Ornelas, Irene Rose
Irene Rose Ornelas - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2005 - Irene Rose Ornelas, 68, went to be with the Lord March 11, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Joe Marez; mother, Mary Trujillo; and daughter-in-law, Berlinda Marez. Survived by her children, Linda (Sam Sr.) Reyes, Silfredo Marez, Ken (Michelle) Marez, David (Sally) Baker; stepchildren, Joanne (Ernie) Valdez, Jacqueline (Ray) Montoya, Joe (Dorothy) Marez, James Washington, Daniel (Vickie) Marez; 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; special friends, Holsie Lewis and Mary Valdez; and numerous friends and relatives. Viewing, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral service, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation to follow. Friends and family will be received after the service at Holy Family Parish. The family respectfully accepts food donations brought to Holy Family Parish.
Ornelas, James F.
James F. Ornelas - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2001 - James F. Ornelas, 86, of Pueblo West, went home to be with the Lord Oct. 23, 2001. Born July 25, 1915, in Taos, N.M. Preceded in death by his parents, Francisco and Theresa Ornelas; two brothers, Ernest and Frank Ornelas; three sisters, Irene Gonzales, Ruth Thompson and Annie Burns. Also preceded in death by step-grandson, Andrew Gallegos. Survived by his loving wife, Della Ornelas of the family home; stepchildren, Dan (Rosemary) Martinez, Pueblo West, and Shirley Gallegos, Belen, N.M.; sisters, Lucy Garza and Connie Romero; seven step-grandchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren; five step-great-great-grandchildren. James enjoyed reading, fishing and was a devoted and loving husband. He retired from the PAD with 30 years of service and was a U.S. Navy veteran. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Pueblo West. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Paul the Apostle Church Hall in Pueblo West. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
Ornelas, Jennie Katherine
Jennie Katherine Ornelas - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 1999 - Jennie Katherine Ornelas, 49, passed away Jan. 15, 1999, at University Hospital in Denver. A lifetime Puebloan, Mrs. Ornelas was born Feb. 10, 1949. She received her formal education in the Pueblo school system. She enjoyed gardening and canning and her family gatherings. As a hobby, she liked driving standard shift trucks. Preceded in death by her parents, John B. Atencio, Feb. 2, 1985, and Cecelia A. (Trujillo) Atencio, June 16, 1984- a brother, Billy Atencio, March 2, 1984- father-in-law, Gabriel Ornelas, May 31, 1995. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband, Johnny James Ornelas- two sons, Albert and Johnny James Ornelas Jr.- siblings, Dora (Don) Duran, Christine (Tom) Chavarria, Irene (Dan) Urbina, Geraldine (Tony) Alvarado, Leroy (Kathy) Atencio- one grandchild, Christopher Bowman- three sisters-in-law, Rachel Atencio, Eleanor Ornelas and Cecelia Ornelas- two brothers-in-law, Don (Carol) Ornelas, Lawrence (Cecelia) Ornelas- one godchild, Melissa Duran- many other relatives and friends to include her constant companion, her beloved little dog Gizmo." At Mrs. Ornelas' request there will be no formal viewing. A service beside the grave will be held today at noon, Rev. Edward G. Pettit officiating, Roselawn Cemetery, Block 51.
Lawrence "Larry" Ornelas - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2003 - Lawrence "Larry" Ornelas, 66, passed away March 2, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. Born June 3, 1936, in Roy, N.M., to Gabriel and Juanita Ornelas. Preceded in death by his father; daughter-in-law, Cathy Jo Ornelas; three brothers and one sister. Survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Cecilia Ornelas; sons, Fred (Mary Ann), Robert (Kim), Michael Ornelas; grandfather to Anita, Mario, Michael Jr., Sara, Steven, Melody; and great-grandson, Chase; two brothers; and two sisters. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, with rosary to follow at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel and Memorial service 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Lelia Ornelas - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2006 - Lelia Ornelas, 80, a homemaker, passed away Feb. 18, 2006. Mrs. Ornelas was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Jessica Rodriguez; husband, Joe Montoya; brother, Ernie Sisneros; and grandson, Ray "Razor" Montoya. Survived by her loving children, Ramon (Arlene) Montoya, Anthony (Sylvia) Montoya and Gerome (Patricia) Montoya; siblings, Fred (Carmen) Trujillo, Manuel Sisneros, Tony Sisneros, Joe Trujillo; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends from the Mineral Palace Towers. At Lelia's request cremation has taken place. No service.
Ornelas, Lucinda Dora
Lucinda Dora Ornelas - Caρon City Daily Record - May 24, 2006 - Lucinda Dora Ornelas, 70, of Loveland died May 17, 2006, at McKee Medical Center in Loveland. She was born May 23, 1935, in Trinidad to Isabel and Dolores (Renner) Griego. She married Joe N. Ornelas on June 1, 1952, in Loveland. He preceded her in death Oct. 25, 1998. Mrs. Ornelas moved to Loveland in 1987 from East Portal, Colo. She was a homemaker. She loved playing bingo and enjoyed cooking, cleaning and collecting dolls. She loved spending time with her family. She is survived by five sons, Martin Ornelas of Loveland, Jack Ornelas of Greeley, Tony Ornelas of Fort Collins, Robert Ornelas and wife Toni of Fort Collins and Michael Ornelas and wife Jerri of Greeley; five daughters, Beverly Gorman of Fort Collins, Suzi Perea and husband Beni of Denver, Debra VanCleave of Greeley, Norma Ornelas of Greeley and Laura Ornelas of Loveland; brothers Ben Griego of California, Gilbert Griego and wife Genevie of Evans, Ernest Griego and wife Mary Ann of Evans and Daniel Griego and wife Jalyn of Greeley; sisters Esther Gomez, Liva Martinez, Virginia Miller and husband George and Rosalie Pisano, all of Greeley; 31 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and a brother, Andrew Griego. Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. Monday at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joseph Hartmann of St. John's Catholic Church officiating. Interment will be at Loveland Burial Park. Memorial contributions can be made to the Dora Ornelas Memorial Fund in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537.
Ornelas, Robert Joe
Robert Joe Ornelas - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 1986 - Robert Joe Ornelas, affectionately known as Bobby Joe, 1412 32nd Lane, departed this life Aug. 8, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born March 16, 1930, in Johnstown. He was a carpenter by trade. Preceded in death by granddaughter, Joy Ornelas, in 1986. Survived by his parents, Gabriel and Juanita Ornelas; children, Evelyn, Scott, Robbie, and Jennifer Ornelas, all of Iowa, and Pearl Ornelas, Denver; five brothers, Gabriel (Annie), Lawrence (Cecelia), Orlando (Betty), Johnny (Jennie), all of Pueblo, Don (Carol) Ornelas, California; three sisters, Cecelia Almazan, Denver, Delia (Moses) Castilleja, Fredrick, Eleanor (Felix) Medina, Kansas; six grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Evening service, 7:30 o'clock Tuesday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at Angelus Chapel, with the Rev. Ted Cordova officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bobby Joe Ornelas memorial fund at Minnequa Bank. Family will receive friends at the home.
Ornelas, Tomas Santiago
Tomas Santiago Ornelas - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 2003 - Tomas Santiago Ornelas, 40, departed this life unexpectedly Feb. 2, 2003, at Parkview Medical Center. Born Oct. 19, 1962, in Canon City. He was a landscaper by trade. He also loved to watch and participate in Native American ceremonies, fishing and watching old movies. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Celestino and Lula (Solano) Ornelas. Survived by his wife, Sylvia Gonzales; children, Delena Cruz, Tomas Ornelas; stepchildren, Andrew Gonzales, Alicia (Anthony Guerra) Montour; three sisters, Cindy (Jim) Ornelas, Inez Ornelas, Carla Medina; father, Thomas (Lola) Ornelas; mother, Maria Adelina Solano; grandson, Anthony Guerra; godchildren, Zoe Rodrigues and Alyssa Salazar; grandparents, Larry and Ruth Rendon, Albert and Rose Medina; mother- and father-in-law, Rafael and Rita Gonzales; numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation, 1 until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Both services, St. Leander Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday. Father Ben Bacino celebrant. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the Mass.
Ciprian Orona - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 1925 - The funeral of Ciprian Orona will be held this morning at 10 o'clock in the chapel of T. G. McCarthy & Sons. Burial in Roselawn.
Agnes O'Rourke - Huerfano World - February 18, 1993 - Agnes Katherine O'Rourke, 86, of Walsenburg, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1993 after a lengthy illness. She suffered a stroke about six years ago. Born Dec. 29, 1906 in Osawatomie, KS, as an infant she lived in several places including Trinidad and Walsenburg, as her father worked for the railroad. She graduated from St. Mary High School and on Nov. 29, 1928, she married Francis J. O'Rourke. They made their home in Walsenburg where Mr. O'Rourke worked for Star Market and Safeway Store as a meat cutter. Mrs. O'Rourke worked as secretary for the Huerfano County Commissioners and in the county extension agent's office for 35 years. Mrs. O'Rourke was a member of St. Mary Church, the Tabernacle Society and St. Mary Credit Union in which she held a position on the advisory board. Survivors include her daughters, Agnes Bechaver, Walsenburg, Barbara Ritz, Littleton and Mary Helen O'Rourke, Colorado Springs; a sister. Mary Rasher. Colorado Springs; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.
O'Rourke, Coletta B.
Coletta B. O'Rourke - Huerfano World - September 7, 1989 - Coletta O'Rourke, 87, formerly of Walsenburg, died in Colorado Springs, Sept. 5, 1989. Born in Lonaconing, MD, Oct. 7, 1901, the daughter of Patrick and Mary O'Rourke, she came to Walsenburg as a small child. She graduated from St. Mary School and shortly thereafter went to work at Fawks Drug for many years as a pharmacist assistant. She had been living in Colorado Springs for the past three years. She was a member of St. Mary Church. Survivors include nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in South St. Mary Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Herman O'Rourke - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 1986 - Herman O'Rourke, 87, died at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, May 17, 1986. Mr. O'Rourke was born April 1, 1899, in Rouse, and was educated in a mining school at Walsen Camp. He started working as a butcher at an early age for several stores, including the Star Grocery and Schafer's Grocery. Retired from the latter in 1962. Member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Predeceased by four brothers and six sisters. He was never married. Survivors include two brothers, Thomas O'Rourke, Canon City, Bill (Marie) O'Rourke, Walsenburg; sister, Lillian O'Rourke, Walsenburg, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary recitation, 5:30 p.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at St. Mary Church Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.
O'Rourke, John A.
John A. O'Rourke - Huerfano World - October 15, 1998 - John A. O'Rourke, 74, died Sept. 8, 1998, in St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, NM, after a brief illness. Born Feb. 4, 1924 in Walsenburg, he graduated from St. Mary School and attended Regis University in Denver before joining the Army during World War II. He married Patricia R. Hamrick on Apr. 8, 1944 in Paris, TX, while stationed at Camp Maxey. After completing his military service, he earned an engineering degree and attended graduate school at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, where he earned a master's degree. He joined the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in 1952 as a technical staff member in Group CMR-13. He worked for the laboratory for 35 years as a metallurgical engineer specializing in structural determination of solids by powder diffraction. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, Santa Fe; his children, Peter O'Rourke, Los Alamos, NM, Cathleen McGarity, Austin, TX, Patricia Broxton, Los Alamos, Kenneth O'Rourke, Albuquerque, NM, Mary Beck, Austin and Carol Burns, Los Alamos; 12 grandchildren and a special aunt, Lillian O'Rourke, Walsenburg. A memorial service was held Sept. 11 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos. Burial was in Guaje Pines Cemetery.
O'Rourke, John Joseph
John "Irish" O'Rourke - Huerfano World - March 3, 1977 - Brother John J. "Irish" O'Rourke was born in Walsenburg, on November 8, 1917. He attended local schools and was graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1936. Following his graduation, he was employed by Santi Oil Co. for a short time. A Veteran of World War II, Brother "Irish" served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years. Upon being discharged, he began working for the Frontier Power Co., as a lineman. When the Frontier Power Co. sold to Walsenburg Utilities, Irish was promoted to Line Foreman, in 1955. He held this position until 1976, when serious illness forced him to retire. He joined our lodge on January 27, 1960, and although he did not attend lodge regularly, he participated in lodge activities, particularly our dances. Brother "Irish" passed away on February 24, 1977, after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church on March, 1, 1977, with burial in Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg. Members of our Lodge who conducted the Graveside Services were: Dave Higbee, Exalted Ruler; P. Fred Eccher, Trustee; Ben Marchiori, PER; Daryl Braden, PER, and A. R. Benine, PER. He is survived by his wife, Anna Catherine, Walsenburg, sons, Larry, Walsenburg, and Jim, Lamar; a sister, Coletta O'Rourke, Walsenburg, and numerous nieces and nephews.
O'Rourke, Maggie A.
Maggie A. O'Rourke Walsenburg World - October 24, 1901 - Died, on Friday October 18, 1901, at her home in Walsenburg, Mrs. Maggie A. O'Rourke, of heart trouble, aged 48 years, 9 months and 8 days. The remains were taken to Pueblo for burial. Mrs. O'Rourke was born in Wisconsin, but has lived for a number of years in Pueblo, and for the last few years in Walsenburg. She leaves a husband, Engineer O'Rourke of the D. & R. G. and a number of children.
O'Rourke, Marie Silvia
Marie Silvia O'Rourke - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 1987 - Marie Silvia O'Rourke, 61, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 1987, in Denver following a lengthy illness. Survivors include her children, Regina O'Rourke, Great Bend, Kan., William P. O'Rourke Jr., Kimberly (Randy) Lessar and Kathleen O'Rourke, all of Walsenburg; parents, Silve and Rose Fortarell, Walsenburg; a sister, Darlene (Al) Lucero, Burbank, Calif.; a brother, James Fortarell, Walsenburg; a grandson, Jerad Lessar; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Preceded in death by husband, Dill O'Rourke, July 24, 1987. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday, both at St. Mary Church. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary School.
O'Rourke, Mary E.
Mary E. O'Rourke - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2003 - Mary E. O'Rourke, 83, passed away April 8, 2003. She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. O'Rourke; her parents and seven brothers. She is survived by her children, Thomas (Amy Kay) O'Rourke, Canon City, Colo., Beverly J. DeGrado, Pueblo, James O'Rourke, Colorado Springs; six grandchildren, Thomas J. O'Rourke Jr., Michael S. O'Rourke, John D. O'Rourke, Jason D. DeGrado, Jennifer L. DeGrado and Jerry G. DeGrado; brother, Mario (Josephine) Bassi of Monte Vista, Colo.; sister-in-law, Rose Bassi of Loveland, Colo.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was a member of St. Pius X Church and loved dancing and gardening. 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. Note: Mrs. O'Rourke's and Mr. Bassi's funerals will be held at the same time and place. Mary E. O'Rourke - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2003 - Mary E. O'Rourke, 83, passed away April 8, 2003. She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. O'Rourke; her parents; seven brothers; son-in-law, Gene A. DeGrado. She is survived by her children, Thomas (Amy Kay) O'Rourke, Canon City, Colo., Beverly J. DeGrado, Pueblo, James O'Rourke, Colorado Springs; six grandchildren, Thomas J. O'Rourke Jr., Michael S. O'Rourke, John D. O'Rourke, Jason D. DeGrado, Jennifer L. DeGrado and Jerry G. DeGrado; brother, Mario (Josephine) Bassi of Monte Vista, Colo.; sister-in-law, Rose Bassi of Loveland, Colo.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She was a member of St. Pius X Church and loved dancing and gardening. She was owner of McGuire's Malt Shop in the mid-60s and worked in the deli at Safeway for several years. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, St. Pius X Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
Olive O'Rourke - Huerfano World - September 3, 1992 - Olive O'Rourke, 94, of Los Alamos, NM, died Aug. 26, 1992 in Sombrillo Nursing Facility in that community. Born in Aguilar, Sept. 16, 1897, she married Peter O'Rourke Jr., Feb. 10, 1920 and spent her married years in Walsenburg. While in Walsenburg she was a member of St. Mary Church and active in church and hospital auxiliary work. She was a charter member of both the Tabernacle Society and Catholic Daughters of American and held offices in both organizations. Survivors include a son, John A., Los Alamos; two sisters, Ellen Schlenter and Margaret Allen, formerly of Colorado Springs and Monte Vista, now residing in Los Alamos; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
O'Rourke, Patti F.
Judge Patti F. O'Rourke - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2003 - Judge Patti F. O'Rourke lost a long battle with leukemia on June 21, 2003, surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John P. O'Rourke; her second husband, Jack Lamberson; and daughter, Peggy O'Rourke. Judge O'Rourke was born Sept. 11, 1923, to Ella and William Hampel in Mount Vernon, N.Y. At age 15, she graduated valedictorian of her high school, and attended The College of New Rochelle. In 1941, as young men were leaving for war, Judge O'Rourke was admitted to Fordham University School of Law. She graduated in 1944 at the age of 20. She was admitted to the New York State Bar when she turned 21, and immediately began working for a large law firm on Wall Street. In 1948, she married John P. O'Rourke and moved out west to Montrose, Colo. Their collaborative efforts produced six children, as well as a busy two-person law practice. In 1961, the family moved to Pueblo, and Judge O'Rourke continued a legal career which spanned nearly 50 years. In 1981, she was appointed to the district court bench for the Tenth Judicial District and continued serving as a Senior Judge until the year 2000. Judge O'Rourke loved the legal profession because it allowed her to pursue her other passions, including health care for the indigent, meaningful services for the developmentally disabled, legal services for patients with mental illness, water quality and historical preservation. In this capacity, she served on dozens of boards and commissions, and usually took her turn as chairperson, because of her natural inclination to organize and utilize the talents and energy of individuals to achieve great things. She was especially proud of her participation on the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission (chairperson), Pueblo Diversified Industries (chairperson), Pueblo Association for Retarded Children (president), Pueblo Community Health Center (chairperson), Pueblo Community Soup Kitchen, Pueblo County Historical Society (chairperson), Boys and Girls Clubs of Pueblo (chairperson), president of the Pueblo Bar Association and chairmanship of several committees of both the local and state Bar Association. She received numerous awards and accolades for her efforts, but was profoundly proud of her Salt Creek Basketball Association "Coach of the Year" award. She was equally amused and horrified by the often-used phrase "first woman" when someone described her accomplishments. She fervently believed any organization or institution that excluded the creative energy of people -regardless of gender, ethnic heritage or economic status - was doomed to the plight of the dinosaurs. She often said the most challenging and best part of her life was the raising of her six children. She fostered their curious minds and taught them the importance of the lively discussion of ideas, especially opposing points of view. Her endless mantra was to "see life as it really is and never lie; especially to yourself." She mentored a lifestyle that revolved around community involvement as a means of expressing gratitude for all one's blessings. In spite of being athletically challenged, she tried diligently to stay involved in the various activities of her children, including horseback riding, swimming, league basketball and golf. She encouraged their musical and artistic interests. She was very proud when these efforts carried over to the family's active participation in the St. Patrick's and St. A's parish liturgy and youth groups. Sunday dinner was a family tradition, and rarely included fewer than a dozen people. In the last few years, the joy of her life has been the camaraderie of friends and the companionship of Stubbie, Rascal, Beau and the daily visits by Enrique and Juan Carlos. She is survived by adult children, John O'Rourke, Colorado Springs, Bill O'Rourke, Denver, Chris and Renee O'Rourke, Denver, Mary Jo O'Rourke and George Johnston, Dillion, Mont., Patti and Larry Perkovich, Denver, and Jackie and Chuck Carothers of Pueblo; grandchildren, Katherine O'Rourke, Colorado Springs, Sean O'Rourke, San Francisco, Calif., Erin and CJ O'Rourke, Denver. She is also survived by her sister, Josephine and Bob Joyce of Colorado Springs; sister in-law, Kit Hampel, Springfield, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, Judge O'Rourke would appreciate memorials be made to Pueblo Community Health Centers or to the Pueblo Community Soup Kitchen. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Services, Sacred Heart Cathedral: Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends at the Union Depot following the Mass.
O'Rourke, Regina Marie
Sister Regina Marie O'Rourke - Great Bend Tribune February 23, 2005 Great Bend, Kansas - Sister Regina Marie O'Rourke, OP, 55, died Feb. 18 in Louisville, Colo. She was born on Jan. 17, 1950, in Walsenburg, Colo., the daughter of William and Marie Fortarell O'Rourke. She attended schools in Walsenburg and graduated from St. Mary's School in 1968. She was employed for many years at Otero Savings and Loan in Walsenburg. She entered the Holy Order of Dominican Sisters of Great Bend, professing into religious life on March 19, 1988, and making her final vows to God on Aug. 4, 1995. Her past service included managing Cedar Park Place in Great Bend and housing ministry and pastoral work in the Denver Archdiocese. She spent most of her life volunteering and helping others. Sister Regina is survived by one brother, William P. O'Rourke of Pueblo, Colo.; two sisters, Kimberly Lessar and Kathleen Sierra of Walsenburg; and her nephews and nieces, Jerad and Shawn Lessar, Karina and Symone Sierra, all of Walsenburg, Patrick Salazar, Brandy Montoya and Christopher Martinez, all of Pueblo, Colo.; one great-niece, Shelby Lessar. A vigil service was held Sunday at St. Scholastica's Catholic Church in Erie, Colo. A funeral mass took place Monday at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Frederick, Colo. There will be a vigil service at 7 p.m. today and a funeral mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Dominican Chapel of the Plains in Great Bend, with the Rev. Robert Whipkey officiating. There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Walsenburg. Memorials are suggested to the Dominican Sisters' Mission and Ministry Fund, 3600 Broadway, Great Bend, KS 67530. Local funeral arrangements provided by Bryant Funeral Home 1425 Patton Rd. Great Bend, KS 67530 620-793-3525 Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune Feb. 22, 2005
Thomas O'Rourke - Huerfano World - June 25, 1992 - Former Huerfano Thomas E. O'Rourke, 78, of Canon City, died June 8, 1992, in that city. Born in Walsenburg April 10, 1914, he graduated from St. Mary School and was retired from the United States Army Reserve, having served in the Army in World War II. Mr. O'Rourke was employed as a machinist at Pueblo Army Depot, retiring in 1976. Mr. O'Rourke was a member of St. Michael's Parish in Canon City. Survivors include his former wife, Mary O'Rourke, Pueblo; two sons, Thomas J. O'Rourke, Canon City and James M. O'Rourke, Colorado Springs; a daughter, Beverly Jean DeGrado, Pueblo; a sister, Lillian O'Rourke, Walsenburg; six grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo.
O'Rourke, William and Marie
William and Marie O'Rourke - Huerfano World - July 27, 1989 - In Memoriam - Photo - In Memory of William O'Rourke who died July 24, 1987, and Marie O'Rourke, who died July 28, 1987. - Verse - Sadly missed by children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters.
O'Rourke, William Patrick Sr.
William "Bill" Patrick O'Rourke Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 1987 - William "Bill" Patrick O'Rourke Sr., 69, passed away July 24, 1987, in Aurora. Lifetime resident of Walsenburg and was a 26-year veteran of the Walsenburg Police Department, retiring as chief of police in 1973. Living relatives include his wife, Marie of Walsenburg; children, Regina O'Rourke, Great Bend, Kan.; William P. O'Rourke Jr., Kimberly (Randy) Lessar, Kathleen O'Rourke, all of Walsenburg; sister, Lillian O'Rourke, Walsenburg; brother, Thomas O'Rourke Sr., Canon City; grandson, Jerad Lessar, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Recitation of rosary, 7 p.m. Monday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both services, St. Mary Church. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.
Orozco, Jessie C.
Jessie C. Orozco - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2006 - Jessie C. Orozco, 84, born Oct. 20, 1922, in Orchard, Colo., passed away peacefully at University Park Care Center on Nov. 10, 2006. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from the former Pueblo Army Depot. Preceded in death by parents, Ignacio and Maria (Contreras) Orozco. Survived by beloved wife, Rosa Maria Orozco; children, James Orozco, Veronica Ann Orozco, Jesse (Veronica) Orozco, Victor (Debra) Orozco, Carol (Robert) Romero, Mark Orozco, Eugene Orozco, Jerald Orozco, Lisa (Jerry) Gardner; one sister, Ada (Marion) Knox; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Rev. Marco Antonio Salinas officiating. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Graveside, Mountain View Cemetery. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of University Park Care Center especially station No. 3.
Paul Orozco - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 2000 - Paul Orozco, 81, passed away April 6, 2000. Rosary/vigil service, 7 p.m. Sunday and the funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at the St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment, Riverside Cemetery. Visitation, Sunday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Ed Orpen Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain September 11, 1874 Ed. Orpen, a musician well known in Colorado, died at Santa Fe last week.
Lois Orphan Leadville Carbonate Chronicle August 13, 1917 Lois Orphan The remains of Lois Orphan, the young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Orphan of Pueblo, formerly pioneer residents here, were buried in the Leadville Masonic cemetery yesterday morning, soon after arriving from Pueblo. The child, who was 1 ½ years old, died Tuesday last of a hemorrhage of the lungs which followed an attack of diphtheria. Funeral services at Pueblo were private, owing to the nature of the disease, and only brief private ceremonies were observed here at the chapel of the Moynahan and O'Malia Undertaking company. The casket shipped in a sealed box, was not opened here. Mr. Orphan, the girl's father, and her brother, Max, who is about 16 years old, accompanied the body to Leadville.
Ann Orr - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 1998 - Ann Orr, 90, of Walsenburg, passed away Sunday, June 14, 1998, in Walsenburg. Survived by a sister, Vinzie Scarafiotti, and a brother, James Mosco, both of Walsenburg, and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 1998. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 1998. Both at St. Mary Church, Walsenburg, with Father Mark Bettinger officiating. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.
Orr, Harold Burchard
Harold Burchard Orr - Huerfano World - June 11, 1964 - Harold Burchard Orr of Denver, a former Walsenburg jeweler, died here Wednesday evening while visiting at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Vinzie Scarafiotti. He was 55. Mr. Orr and his wife had come to Walsenburg on business in connection with the remodeling of their building on Main Street for Modern Jewelers. A native of Erie County, Pa., Mr. Orr was born on October 8, 1908. He was reared in Erie County until he went into the Army. On September 16, 1952, he was married to the former Ann Mosco in Baltimore, Md. He retired from the Army in 1953 as a master sergeant. Shortly after his retirement from military service, Mr. Orr and his wife moved to Walsenburg. For three years they owned the Orr Jewelry here before moving in 1959 to Denver where Mr. Orr was employed by the Sel-lo discount stores as general manager. While living in Walsenburg, Mr. Orr had been a member of the Lions Club. In Denver, he was a member of Cathedral Parish. In addition to his wife, the deceased leaves two brothers, Merle D. Orr, Guy Mill, Pa., and James Orr, Cambridge, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Elmer Leary, Meadville, Pa.; and several nephews and nieces. Rosary will be recited on Sunday at 7 p.m. at St. Mary Church and at 7:30 p.m. at Boies Memorial Chapel. Requiem High Mass will be sung at the church at 9 a.m., Monday. Burial will be in the new St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Orr, Mark Alan
Mark Alan Orr - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2003 - Mark Alan Orr, 43, formerly of Lakewood, Colo., and more recently of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 12, 2003. Survived by his parents, Al and Phyllis Orr of Pueblo; Kristine Orr; children, Elizabeth Ann (Jeremy) Cochrane, Chelly Orr and Tyler Orr; granddaughter, Nitanni Cochrane, all of Lakewood; brother, David (Sharon) Orr of Colorado Springs; grandmother, Marguerite Orr of Greeley, Colo.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Mark was born Feb. 28, 1959, in Pueblo. He was a support services supervisor for the Colorado State Patrol and a member of United Church of Christ. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held, 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 228 W. Evans, with the Rev. Dr. Randy Wilcher officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Mark Orr Memorial Fund at First Congregational United Church of Christ.
Orr, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Hall Orr - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2006 - Mary Ellen Hall Orr, 85, born May 15, 1920, in Macon, Mo. She was called home Feb. 10, 2006. Survived by husband, Harold, of 66 years; children, Larry (Aggie) and Patricia of Pueblo, Ronald (Jodie) of Avondale; grandchildren, Keli and Eric of Avondale, Kendall of Pueblo and John of San Francisco, Calif.; sister, Maudie of Tenn.; brothers, Bill of South Carolina, Eugene of Macon, Mo.; niece, Betty (John) Blombery of Macon, Mo.; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel
Orr, Ord K.
Ord K. Orr - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 1957 - Ord K. Orr, husband of Althea Orr and father of Dean of the family home, 2900 Prairie; Mrs. Eugene Cater, Colorado Springs, and Mrs. G. A. Moser Jr., Chula Vista, Calif. Grandfather of one. Son of Mrs. Iva Orr and brother of Verd Orr, both of Pueblo; Yale Orr, Butler Ranch; and Mrs. LaMont Potter, Scottsdale, Ariz. Member of the Grace Community Church and the Colorado Cattlemen's Assn. Vice President of the Pueblo County Stockgrowers Assn. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday. Davis Mortuary Memorial Chapel with Rev. Claron Edwards officiating. To Roselawn.
Orr, Vicki Lynn
Vicki Lynn (Seal) Orr - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2006 - Vicki Lynn (Seal) Orr. Born June 22, 1954, at Fort Sill, Okla., passed away April 2, 2006. Survived by her sons, Jason and Christopher Orr of Tulsa, Okla.; her parents, Emmett and Marge Seal; her brother, Rodney (Betsy) Seal and their children, Beth, Wes and Jessica; all of Pueblo; also numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Vicki was a graduate of Centennial High School and the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy. Vicki made her home in Tulsa, Okla., returning to Pueblo due to illness. At her request, there will be no service. Cremation has taken place. Private family memorial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the charity of your choice or to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. A special thanks to Kathy, Elouise, Charity and Charlie.
Orr, William Thomas
William Thomas Orr - Denver Post - July 09, 1996 - William Thomas Orr, Retired oil-gas landman, 64 - William Thomas Orr of Denver, a retired landman in the oil and gas industry, died Wednesday in Denver. He was 64. Services will be at 12:30 p.m. today at Horan & McConaty Mortuary, 1091 S. Colorado Blvd. Interment will be in Fort Logan Cemetery. He was born Nov. 23, 1931, in Sedalia, Mo. He was raised and educated in Houston and studied at the University of Texas. In 1951 he joined the Navy and flew as a navigator aboard submarine hunters during the Korean War. In 1955, he returned to the University of Texas, where he was part of the first class of petroleum land managers. He worked in the oil industry until 1986. He then started his own business, Professional Cleaning Service, in Oregon until his retirement in 1989. He is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Orr Mast, Littleton, and Elizabeth, Denver; two sons, William Thomas Jr., Los Angeles, and Brian, Walsenburg; two brothers, John, Billings, Mont., and James, Austin, Texas; a sister Kathryn Lance, Monument; and five grandchildren.
Orr, Yale Calder
Yale Calder Orr - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2002 - Age 84, of Vineland, a retired rancher, passed away Feb. 11, 2002, in Littleton, Colo. He was born Sept. 27, 1917, in Northboro, Iowa, and shortly after that he moved to Pueblo. He married Winifred Ruth Dall. He worked on the Butler Ranch, Bergin Rusler and School District 60. Yale was a lifelong member of Grace Community Bible Church. He was a true cowboy. Preceded in death by his wife, Winifred Ruth Orr, six years ago; two brothers, Ord Orr and Verd Orr; and sister, Ruth Orr Potter. Survived by his five children, Lorraine Malskeit of Littleton, Colo., Matthew Orr of La Mirada, Calif., David Orr of Rhonert Park, Calif., Jack Orr of Lakewood, Colo., and Stephen Orr of Lakewood, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation, 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, Grace Community Bible Church, 1405 Lane 25, Pueblo, Colo., 81006. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grace Community Bible Church in his memory.
Adeline Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 1996 - Adeline Ortega, 67, Denver, died Dec. 20, 1996. Survived by children, Pete (Delphine) Ortega, Walsenburg, Virginia (Jose) Enriquez, Arkansas, Alberta Ortega, Denver, Rose (John) Manning, Chicago, Carol (Pete) Trujillo, Elsie (Roy) Ortiz, Gloria, Jim Ortega, Cindy Cariaga, Paul (Sylvia) Ortega, Lawrence Ortega and Rita Ortega, Denver; niece, Virginia Nava, California; special friend, Lupe Vasquez; 26 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Ortega, on May 25, 1991, and her grandson, Dwayne Tafoya in February 1991. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 10 a.m. Monday. Funeral Mass immediately following rosary. Inurnment, North Veta Cemetery at a later date. Huerfano World - January 1, 2004 - In Loving Memory of Adeline Ortega, December 20, 1996. - Verse - Sadly missed by, Her children.
Ortega, Adrian B.
Adrian B. Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2005 - Adrian B. Ortega, 40, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 17, 2005. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, at San Francisco de Asis Church, Ranchos de Taos, N.M. Interment, El Pueblito Cemetery, Questa, N.M.
Alfredo Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - March 4, 1987 - Alfredo Ortega, 77, late of 121 W. 21st, died March 3, 1987. A Pueblo resident since 1949 and formerly of Trinidad. Survived by his wife, Esther Ortega; two children, Georgia (Conrad) Mascarenas of Denver and James Ortega of Pueblo; one brother, James Ortega of Pueblo; three grandchildren, Conrad Lee, Connie Marie and John Michael; brother-in-law of Eva (Can-dido) Aragon, Margaret (Jack) McNichols, Annie Torres and Dolores (Joe) Barela. Mr. Ortega retired from the PAD in 1973 with 20 years of service and was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the DAV Post 2. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Thursday at Rivera Chapel and 8 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Mass of Christian Burial, 1 p.m. Saturday at the cathedral. Graveside military honors by the Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family at 121 W. 21st St.
Angel "Lopez" Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 1987 - Angel "Lopez" Ortega, 95, late of 1712 Iroquois, passed away Oct. 28, 1987, at Southside Manor Nursing Home. Preceded in death by wife, Refugia Ortega, in 1984. Survived by children, Ignacia (Manuel) Perez and Joe (Jennie) Ortega, both of Pueblo, and Katherine Gallegos of Denver. Survived also by nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Retired from Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. Rosary recitation at 7 p.m. Friday and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday, both services at Mt. Carmel Church. Family will receive friends and relatives at the American GI Forum Hall, 125 E. River, after the funeral service. Family at 1712 Iroquois, home of Joe Ortega, and 2112 Driftwood, home of Ignacia Perez.
Ortega, Bernard Michael
Bernard Michael Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 2001 - Bernard Michael Ortega, 36, departed this life unexpectedly on Aug. 16, 2001. Born on Sept. 27, 1964, in Walsenburg. Survived by his parents, Joe and Doris Elaine (Pineda) Ortega; siblings, Kenneth (Cynthia) Ortega, Christine Tina (Chuck) Quintana and Paula Ortega; five nephews, four nieces; two godchildren, Dominic Quintana and Jesse Garcia; and special friend, Rita Carrillo; and other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by grandparents, Doney and Martha Pineda and Eligio and Grace Ortega; and brother, Joseph Ortega. He enjoyed playing darts and was a member of several dart teams in Pueblo. He also enjoyed traveling. Visitation, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas R. Hinni C.M. as celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Bertha Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2000 - Bertha Ortega, 74, passed away March 15, 2000. Survived by her husband of 54 years, Faustin Ortega; children, Juan (Susana) Ortega, Lydia (Frank) Martinez, Mary (Rodrigo) Morales, Phyllis (Chris) Valdez, Joseph Valdez; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Martin (Theresa) Salas, Fred (Nancy) Salas of Denver; sisters, Jenny (Joe) Trujillo, Pat (Anacleto) Rodriguez, Sophie (Ralph) Lopez and Julie (Tony) Gonzales; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her son, Lorenzo Salas, in 1991; grandson, Faustin "Tino" Ortega in 1993; stepson, Faustin "Frosty" Ortega in 1986. Bertha was a member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society and Holy Family Parish. She was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed cooking, embroidery and flowers. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Corrine Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 1999 - Corrine Ortega, 74, of Pueblo, passed away March 5, 1999, at home. A former Trinidad resident, Cora was born in Madrid, Colo., to Juan Benito and Placida Gonzales. Preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Max J. Ortega- and son, Joseph Max Ortega. Cora is survived by son, Tom- and daughter, Connie(Jim) Garcia- daughter-in-law, Linda Ortega- one sister, Francis (Don) Kidder-two brothers- five grandchildren- one great-grandchild- and numerous other relatives. Cora and Max raised many foster children. She was a beautician, cake decorator and cook. Viewing will be Tuesday, March 9, from 2 p.m. to 6p.m. at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel followed by a at 6 p.m. and refreshments at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad followed by interment at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.(Changes in the obituary on March 9, 1999: Viewing at the funeral home today from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., followed by a at 6 p.m. in the Garden Chapel. Refreshments following in the reception room. Funeral Mass, 1p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad, followed by interment at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Please note change of time for service in Trinidad
Daniel Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain & Star Journal - April 8, 1981 - Daniel Ortega, Denver, former Puebloan, died April 6. Survived by father, mother, two children, one grandson, two sisters and three brothers. Rivera.
Emilio Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2000 - Emilio Ortega, 87, passed away Nov. 25, 2000, in California. Born Aug. 10, 1913, in Roy, N.M. Survived by brothers, Faustin Ortega and Tobias (Juanita) Ortega; daughter, Luisa Samora; brother-in-law, Mel Garcia and sister-in-law, Angie Ortega, all of Pueblo. Memorial Mass Saturday, 10 a.m. at St Leander's Church, 1438 E. Seventh, Rev. Ben Bacino celebrant.
Ernest Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 1999 - Ernest Ortega, 69, of Pueblo passed away March 14, 1999. Born May 17, 1929, in Roy, N.M. Survived by wife of 48 years, Angelina- children, Ernest (Florence)Ortega of Washington, Shirley (Henry) Gonzales of Pueblo, Eugene (Anna) Ortega of Nevada, Gary (Valerie) Ortega of California and Rosanna (Wayne) Padilla of Colorado Springs- sister, Elvira (Mel) Garcia of Pueblo- brothers, Emilio Ortega of California, Faustin (Bertha) Ortega and Tobias (Juanita) Ortega, both of Pueblo- 15 grandchildren- three great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Juan and Marina Ortega- sisters, Manuelita Lovato, Pauline Martinez and Mary Ortega-and brothers, Domitilio and John Ortega. Mr. Ortega served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a crane man at the CF&I for 25 years, retiring in 1975. He was also a radio announcer for KAPI and KRMX bilingual radio stations. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Rosary, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Estefanita "Esther" Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2002 - Estefanita "Esther" Ortega, born Nov. 8, 1910, in Trinidad, Colo., passed away April 21, 2002. She is preceded by her husband Alfred Ortega, parents, Jose and Rita (Gurule) Lujan, 3 brothers and 4 sisters. She is survived by her daughter Georgia (Conrad) Mascarenas Denver and son James (Stella) Ortega of Pueblo; grandchildren Conrad Lee, Connie (Oscar) Fuentes, John (Lupe) Mascarenas, Tiaira, Marcus Ortega; numerous nieces and nephews; sisters: Margaret (Jack) McNichols of Pueblo, Eva Aragon of Rocky Ford, sister-in-law Sally Ortega of Pueblo. You will be missed by your 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Grandma, you will always be in our hearts Viewing Wednesday and Thursday, 8a.m.- 5p.m.. Service 10a.m. at Imperial Gardens.
Ortega, Eugene M.
Eugene M. Ortega - Huerfano World - May 30, 1991 - Eugene M. "Gene" Ortega, 65, of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died Saturday, May 25, 1991, of a massive heart attack in St. Anthony's Hospital in Denver. Born Sept. 6, 1925, in Ravenwood, he was raised in the Huerfano County area and attended local schools. In 1943, he married Adeline Martinez. The couple remained in Walsenburg until 1968 when they moved to Denver. Mr. Ortega worked for the C&S Railroad for a short time, the Pueblo Army Depot and in home construction. His usual occupation was house painting. He retired in 1987. Mr. Ortega is survived by his former wife, Adeline Ortega, Denver; 12 children, Pete Ortega,, Walsenburg, Virginia Enriquez, Liberal, KS, Alberta Ortega, Rose Ortega, Carol Montano, Elsie Quinonez, Gloria Ortega, Jimmy Ortega, Cindy Carraga, Paul Ortega, Lawrence Ortega and Rita Ortega, Denver; a special friend, Marie Romero, Denver; a sister, Mary Maldonado, Walsenburg; two brothers, Joe Ortega, Pueblo and Dimas Espinoza, Sacramento, CA; 26 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North Veta Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.
Ortega, Evangelina Tillie
Evangelina Tillie Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 1998 - Evangelina Tillie Ortega died in Boca Raton, Fla., at Hospice by the Sea" on Oct. 9, 1998. Tillie was born in Hoehne, Colo., but she lived and worked in Pueblo most of her life. In 1992 she moved to Florida to live and be with her only child, Pauline and son-in-law. She was an avid sports fan and the Broncos were her number one team. But she still followed baseball, hockey and the rest of sports faithfully. She enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy and didn't care to be bothered with anything during these programs. Tillie was a hardworking woman who had to be busy. She also was a very special and caring person who had a strong spirit who believed there was good in everyone. She had also intended to come back home to Colorado to live with her daughter. She missed her mountains. Beloved and devoted mother of Pauline (Russ) Rickert. Adored grandmother of grandsons, Chuck (Tina) Pinida, Richard (Dana) Rickert Jr., Ronald (Jenny) Rickert, Matt (Dawn) Rickert, one step-granddaughter, Jennifer Payne. Loving great-grandma to Jonathan Pinida Morgan and Hannah and Brenden Rickert, Kaylie Rickert and Brittany H. Payne. Survived also by brothers, Max (Flora) Trujillo and Dan (Josie) Trujillo- and sisters, Josie Cordova, Jennie (John) Chacon and Rose Barela. She had numerous devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She will be sadly missed by all. Mass and s will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Pueblo. Another Mass will be held at 3:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. She will be buried next to her brother, E.J. (Skip) Trujillo. Family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made in memory of Tillie Ortega to Hospice by the Sea, 1580 N.W. 2nd Ave., Suite 6, Boca Raton, Fla. 33432. Family and friends will be received following the s at St. Patrick Hall.
Faustin Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2002 - Age 83, went to be with the Lord and his loving wife of 54 years, on March 14, 2002. He is survived by his children, Juan (Susana) Ortega, Lydia (Frank) Martinez, Mary (Rodrigo) Morales, Phyllis Valdez and Joseph Valdez; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and brother, Tobias (Jenny) Ortega, all of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his sons, Faustin "Frosty" Ortega in 1986 and Lorenzo Salas in 1991, and grandson, Faustin "Tino" Ortega in 1993. Faustin was a member of Holy Family Parish and the Nocturnal Adoration Society. Faustin served in World War II and retired from the CF&I Blast Furnace after 32 years of service. Faustin loved his family and his early morning walks. He also loved working around the yard and gambling. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. today, and 2 to 5 p.m. Monday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
Florence Ortega - Rocky Mountain News - November 21, 2005 - Fueled by the dream of a refrigerator, Florence Ortega took to the streets in the late 1940s, collecting signatures and informing residents of her rural Amalia community about the notion of bringing electricity to the town. "There was no electricity in Amalia and all those nearby towns. A lot of people were used to using oil lamps," George Ortega, one of her sons, said. "They had to petition to set up co-ops that would bring electricity into the community." Florence Ortega, who died Nov. 12, will be remembered as a fighter, teacher and pioneer. She was 97. George Ortega said he remembers when his mother talked to people about the benefits of having electricity. "She'd tell them there was going to be a bill each month, but they were also going to get to use a refrigerator," he said, adding that when the Kit Carson Electrical co-op was created in Amalia, some of the electrical crews wiring the adobe homes used the Ortega's' home as headquarters. "They had to do a notch on walls made out of plaster to install the electrical plugs," George Ortega said. "My mother was a dynamic and very smart lady," George Ortega said. "She gave us the courage to be what we wanted to be." Born in 1907 in Las Animas, Florence Ortega was a year shy of receiving her high school diploma when she interrupted her education to help raise her four brothers and two sisters. Yet Florence Ortega never stopped learning or teaching others. "Her advantage was her good education. In those days, when people didn't finish grade school, she went past that. And she became very helpful to people because she knew how to help them," George Ortega said. Her work ethic and her desire to help people opened the door to many jobs. She became a clerk at a general merchandise store, registrar for the county and later helped organize the groups that helped bring electricity and telephone services to her town. "Her and Dad were always in the forefront. That's how rural electricity came about. They were instrumental in getting people to understand all of this," George Ortega said. "My mother wanted to see progress in the community." When the family moved to Garcia, George Ortega said, his mother and father established a water association that helped bring running water to the town where most of the families got their water from wells. By 1966, every house in Garcia had running water, he said. Even with her volunteerism to groups and organizations, Florence Ortega made time for her family. During the summer, she would prepare apples, pears, peas and corn "and put them in those amazing jars." "She would make all kinds of jellies," George Ortega said. "My sister still has a room full of jelly." When the green chiles were in season, she would roast and peel them. Or she would dry and grind them for red chili. "In those times, all she prepared was whole foods," George Ortega said. She would also teach her six children about good manners. "She'd tell us to be polite, be well groomed and work . . . because that was in her." The last trip she took was some two weeks ago when she took a bus from Garcia to Colorado Springs to visit one of her brothers, George Ortega said. "When she came back, she started experiencing internal bleeding. She became very weak, even after the doctor put a couple of pints of blood (in her). That's when we knew something wasn't right. She almost made it to 98 years old." Benita Salas, her niece, described Florence Ortega as "a hardworking woman" who wanted to be a teacher. "There is a deep sense of respect and gratitude for having her in our lives," Salas said. "She had a lot of spunk. She was a gifted pioneer for our people in Colorado."
Ortega, Francisco Jose
Francisco (Frank) Jose Ortega Albuquerque Journal March 7, 2006 - Francisco (Frank) Jose Ortega, 85, a resident of Albuquerque since 1947, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2006 peacefully at home in the arms of his loving family and is now in heaven with our Lord. He was born December 3, 1920 in Cokedale, Colorado to Jose and Ignacita (Olguin) Ortega. Frank is the beloved husband to Mrs. Rose Ortega, married for 54 years. He is also survived by his loving children, Alice Ortega, Marguerite Ortega and Frankie Ortega Jr.; a brother, Joe Ortega and wife, Lucy; and two sisters, Sally Martinez and Mary Helen Poptanich; six nephews, Leon, Kenny, Steve, Peter David, Robert and Jim; four nieces, Barbara, Phyllis, Patricia and Judy and many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Esther Ortega and Carmen Vigil and a brother, Manuel Ortega. Frank was a member of the Catholic Church and a Veteran of the United States Army, 454 first airborne serving in World War II. Frank was a loving husband and father, who made family and helping people the center of his life. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by Louisa Padilla. Final visitation will be Wednesday morning from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel with Mass of the Resurrection to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. at St. Edwin's Catholic Church, 2105 Barcelona Rd. SW, by Father Bill Sanchez. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. with full Military Honors by the United States Army and the Graveside Blessing officiated by Deacon J.O. Luna. Pallbearers will be Frankie Ortega Jr., Leon Ortega, Prentis Jones, Bill Piper, Michael Sanchez and Jack Malm. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
Ortega, Jesus S.
Jesus S. Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - August 04, 2004 - Jesus S. Ortega, 23, of Pueblo, Colo., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004. Preceded in death by his mother, Marina Ortega; grandparents, John and Beatrice Ortega; and uncle, John Ortega Jr. Survived by his two year old daughter, Atavia; girlfriend, Maddie; father, Andres Landeros; brothers, Gary (Crystal), Andres (Misty) Ortega, Samuel and Fernando Marin; aunts, Irene (Henry), Julie (Tony) Medina, and Sally (Eppie) Gallegos; one nephew, and five nieces. Also survived by his baby girl's grandparents, Janet and Thomas; uncles, Johnnie, Nick, Mario, Danny and Tommy; aunts, Crystal, Maria and Trina; special friend, Steven Carrillo, and Jesus Valdez; special cousins, Manuel, Toch, Doreen, Bea, Ida and Raeann. Jesus thought highly of his uncle Eppie because he motivated and inspired him. He loved the Broncos. He was a caring person who would do for anyone. Visitation, 1pm- 6pm, today, Wed., Aug 4, 2004, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary, 7pm, Thur., Aug. 5, 2004. Funeral Mass, 10am, Fri., Aug. 6, 2004, both services at Roselawn Funeral Home. The family may be contacted at 544-1395. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Ortega, Joan A.
Joan A. Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2003 - Joan A. Ortega, 60, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Nov. 17, 2003. Survived by her children, Lisa (Bob) Milstead, Lorelei (Robb) Ward and Linda Ortega, all of Pueblo; special daughter, Sandee Wertz, Colorado Springs; special friend, JoAnna Alber, Pueblo; ex-husband and friend, Robert Ortega, Pueblo; father-in-law, Glen Johnson, Los Angeles, Calif.; and grandchildren, Christopher, Jesse, Dakota, Zachary, Brittany, Marie, Kassie and Misty. Born to Edgar and Stella Knight, Nov. 17, 2003, in Los Angeles, Calif. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Father Ron Roche officiating. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.
Ortega, Joe Martin
Joe Martin Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 2002 - Joe Martin Ortega, 74, departed this life peacefully in his sleep Oct. 24, 2002. Born on Sept. 12, 1928, in the coal mining town of Ravenwood, Huerfano County, Colo. Joe worked in the coal mines. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, crafts, and spending time with his grandchildren. He always stressed the value of a college education to them to be successful in life. Predeceased by his parents, Eligo and Gregoria (Gonzales) Ortega; sons, Joseph A., Bernard M. Ortega. He leaves to cherish his memory beloved wife, Doris Elaine (Pineda) Ortega; children, Kenneth (Cindy) Ortega, Paula (Gerald) Ortega-Garbiso, Christine (Chuck) Quintana; siblings, Dimas Espinoza, Mary Maldonaldo; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C.M., celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1802 Comanche.
Ortega, John Jr.
John Ortega Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 1997 - John Ortega Jr., 41, passed away Oct. 22, 1997. Preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice Ortega, on Nov. 12, 1990- and his father, John Ortega Sr., on June 13, 1992. Survived by his sisters, Irene Sims Ortega, Marina Alvarado, Sally (Eppie) Gallegos, all of Pueblo, Julie Sisneros, Clovis, N.M.- numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Leander Church. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. The family will receive friends at 520 Beaumont Ave. after the services.
Jose "Martin" Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2001 - Jose "Martin" Ortega, 56, of Pueblo went home to be with the Lord Dec. 23, 2001, due to illness. Born March 17, 1945, in Roy, N.M. Preceded in death by nephew, Arturo (A.A) Ortega. Survived by his loving wife, Rita Chavez Ortega of the family home; children, Stephany Sandrk, Colorado Springs, Joetta (Cliff) Bender, Pueblo West, Martin Cano, Pueblo, Rena (Jason) Cano, Pueblo, Christopher Ortega, Pueblo, and Audry Gonzales, Pueblo, Andrew Maez, Pueblo, and Stevan (Sheri) Maez, Pueblo; parents, Tobias and Juanita Ortega, Pueblo; brothers, Jose Esteban Ortega, Pueblo, Antonio Tony (Louise) Ortega, Pueblo, and Jose A. Anselmo (Tanya) Ortega, Pueblo; sister, Rose (Odilon) Serrano, Broomfield; nine grandchildren. Survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and friends. Martin was well known for his music with Los Hermanos Ortega and was a member of Bands Burnt Mill Road and Kabuki. He will be missed by many, many people. No public viewing at Martin's request. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, both at St. Leander Church. Celebrants, Rev. Bob Cardin and Rev. Ben Bacino. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Friends and relatives will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
Ortega, Jose C.
Jose C. Ortega - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 16, 2007 - Jose C. Ortega of Colorado Springs passed away September 6, in Hospice care at St. Francis, where he was admitted after a fall at home. Born September 26, 1932, in Pueblo, Mr. Ortega had many friends. He was well known for his civil rights work and for his longtime prominence in the tennis community. Following early family hardships, he attended Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska, and later served with the U.S. Army in Korea. He worked interim stints as a bartender at Broadmoor Hotel and graduated from Colorado College with a degree in Sociology. He worked as a Psychiatric Technician and with troubled youth. In later years, as a State Parole Officer, Mr. Ortega said he measured his work "not by how many parolees I could send back, but by how many could be helped to have successful lives outside of prison." His wide range of interest included classical and jazz music, tennis, fine dining, government and politics at all levels, family members and friends. Survivors include: son David and daughter Denise, both of Colorado; a sister, Jennie Silva, of Pueblo; a brother, Max, in Indianapolis; and a niece, Susan (Mrs. Art) Turnbull of Colorado Springs. He was preceded in death by a sister, Thomasita. He chose cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice or Silver Key would be appreciated.
Ortega, Joseph A. Jr.
Joseph A. Ortega Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 1986 - Joseph A. Ortega Jr., 23, died unexpectedly on May 24, 1986. Survived by parents, Joseph and Doris Ortega Sr.; sisters, Elain Ruybuen of Washington, Paula Ortega and Christine Ortega, both of Pueblo; brothers, Bernie Ortega and Kenneth (Cindy) Ortega, also of Pueblo. Also survived by nephew, David Ortega of Pueblo, and numerous relatives and friends. Born on Dec. 6, 1962, in Walsenburg and lived there until moving to Pueblo in 1971. He was a 1982 graduate of Central High School and a member of St. Francis Church. Mass of the Resurrection at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, 1986, at St. Francis Church. Rosary recitation at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 1986, at Imperial Chapel. Father Edward G. Pettit will officiate at both services. Interment, Pieta, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Ortega, Joseph S. Sr.
Joseph S. Ortega Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 1999 - Joseph S. Ortega Sr., 49, of Pueblo, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on April 4, 1999, in Denver. Born April 27, 1949, in Leadville, Colo. Preceded in death by his grandmother, Emilia Sandoval- father, Delfinio Ortega- two sisters, Betty Vigil and Frances Muniz- one brother, Delfinio Ortega Jr.-father-in-law, Miguel Segura-mother-in-law, Eutimia Maes- and his brother-in-law, Rudy Romero. Survived by his loving and devoted wife, Marilyn Ortega, of the family home- children, Joseph S. Ortega Jr., Erica (Pedro)Cruz, Jim Fierro Jr., Theresa Romero and Jodie Vigil- grandchildren, Emilio Cruz (his hito), Juan, Mariah, Kayla and Melanie- and godchildren, Monique Maes, Monica Duffield, Nicky Ramirez, Eugene Trujillo and Dario Mendoza. Joe is also survived by his mother, Mary Ortega- brothers, David (Annie) Ortega, Leonard (Pollie) Ortega and Delbert (Patsy) Ortega, Leadville, Colo.- sisters, Delfinia (Paul) Maxwell, Rose (Rudy) Gonzales, Joyce (Carlos) Rivera, Geri Romero and Judy Ortega, all of Pueblo- special grandmother, Encarnacion Medina- father-in-law, Julian Maes- brother-in-law, Joey (Denise) Maes-sisters-in-law, Angie (Carl) Parlapiano, Lisa (John) Trujillo, Angie Vigil and Ruth Garcia- and numerous other relatives and friends. Joe had a generous heart and was very well loved by everyone who knew him, especially the numerous children who adopted him as their "Uncle Joe." He enjoyed spending his time fishing and hunting in the mountains, cracking jokes and cheering for the Kansas City Chiefs. Joe served 13 years in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at various posts overseas, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. The significant part of Joe's life was when he recently accepted Jesus Christ into his heart as his personal Lord and Savior. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. today and Wednesday at Romero Chapel. , 7 p.m. Wednesday at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday at Apostolic Church of Jesus on E.14th and Kingston, Rev. Paul Cordova officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received in the church hall after the interment and also at the family home, 2516 E. Evans. Graveside military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
Ortega, Juanita N.
Juanita N. Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 2003 - Juanita N. Ortega, 82, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Feb. 4, 2003. Born Feb. 6, 1920, in Abbott, N.M. Preceded in death by her son, Jose Martin Ortega; parents, Agapito and Lucia Vigil; brothers, John and Albert; sister, Stella; grandson, Arturo A. Ortega. Survived by her husband, Tobias Ortega; sons, Jose Esteban, Antonio "Tony" (Louise), Anselmo (Tonya), all of Pueblo; daughter, Rose (Odilon) Serrano, Broomfield, Colo.; brother, Margarito; sisters, Eugenia, Helen, Angie, Dolores. Also survived by numerous, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was formerly from Roy, N.M., and was raised by her grandparents, Louise "Modita" and Jose Esteban Aguilar. She was a member of the Legion of Mary, and Nocturnal Adoration Society, the Pleasure Sewing Circle, as well as the Club Latino Americano and the Eucharistic League. Juanita was appointed and served as religious instructor of St. Leander Parish. She taught many young children their first prayers in her home and instructed them in the preparation for their sacraments. She loved to cook and dance. At her request there will be no viewing. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, both at St. Leander Church. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Julian Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2002 - Julian Ortega, 51, departed this life July 5, 2002, in Denver. Lifetime Pueblo resident. He was born Oct. 13, 1950. Predeceased by father, Julian Ortega Sr.; grandmother, Emma Ortega; uncle, Clovis Ortega. Survived by children, Felix, Annette, Lori, Jay, Roxanna and Little Felix Ortega; mother, Margaret Chavez; siblings, SueAnn Rodriguez, John Morado, Patricia Chavez, Orlando Chavez; aunts and uncles, Josie (Ben) Guerin, Patricia (Ben) Valarde, Rosie (Flloyd) Trujillo, Richard Clovis Ortega, Orlando (Debbie) Ortega; niece, Paula Rodriguez; other relatives and friends. At his request, cremation has taken place. Memorial scripture service, 10 a.m. Monday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.
Leanord (Lep) Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 1986 - Leanord (Lep) Ortega of Grand Rapids, Mich., formerly of Pueblo, passed away March 25, 1986. Survived by his wile, Annie; six sons and six daughters; sister, Mary Rutherford; three brothers Tony, Ralph and Robert, mother-in-law, Damacia Lopez; brothers-in-law, Henry, Daniel, and Jesse Lopez; sister-in-law, Margie Martinez. Burial in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Lloyd Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2003 - Lloyd Ortega, 91, passed away Dec. 18, 2003. Preceded in death by his wife, Marie; parents, Faustino and Angelita Ortega; and children, Danny and Rick Ortega. Survived by his children, Clara (Robert) McPheron, Junction City, Kan., Manuel (Alice) Ortega, Stockton, Calif., Dolores (Tony) Herrera, Pueblo, and Mike (Pauline) Ortega, Stockton, Calif.; four brothers, three sisters, 19 grandchildren, numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren. Lloyd was born June 10, 1912, in Eden, Colo., and retired from CF&I after 32 years of service. Service, 1 p.m. Monday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Manuel Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 1999 - Manuel Ortega, 79, departed this life Oct. 20, 1999. Manuel was born April 13, 1920, in Trinidad, Colo., to the union of Patrick and Antonita Pacheco-Ortega. Preceded in death by his parents, and daughters, Georgia, Ernistine and Alice Trujillo. Survived by his wife, Margaret Ortega; children, Maryann (Domingo), Pauline (Herman), Irene Montour, Genevieve (Nicolas), Gloria (Martin), Terry (Andrea), Leonard Ortega, Diane (Francisco), Phillip Ortega and Ronald (Anita) Ortega; along with 76 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation, noon until 4 p.m. today. Rosary, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, Rev. Maurice O. Gallagher, celebrant. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1702 Zuni.
Ortega, Margaret E.
Margaret E. Medina Ortega - Huerfano World - June 28, 2007 - Margaret E. Medina Ortega, 85, of Pueblo, formerly of Gardner, passed away, June 25, 2007. She was born May 22, 1922 in Turkey Creek Gardner, CO. She is survived by her sisters, Maxine Pacheco, Pueblo, Guadalupe Tecla Gonzalez, Stockton, CA, Nora (Max) Cineros, Pueblo, Alice Cisneros, Denver, a stepson, Benito (Bobby) Ortega, Jr., Yucaipa, CA, granddaughter, Marcie Ortega, numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 29. Funeral Mass, 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 30, both at the Sacred Heart Church in Gardner. Burial, Valdez-Maes Creek Cemetery, Gardner, CO.
Ortega, Marina Marcelina
Marina Marcelina Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2000 - Marina Marcelina Ortega, 45, born Oct. 2, 1955, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 12, 2000. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Beatrice Ortega; brother, John Ortega; and nephew, Eppie Gallegos. Survived by her three sons, Gary (Crystal) Ortega, Andres and Jesus Ortega, all of Pueblo; three sisters, Irene (Henry) Bobian, Sally (Eppie) Gallegos, Julie (Tony) Medina; two grandchildren, Francisco and Bryanna; special niece, Ida Gallegos; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Leander Church. At her request, cremation to take place after the rosary.
Ortega, Mary Bernice
Mary Bernice Ortega The Monitor February 7, 2004 - McAllen, TX - Born in Walsenburg, Colorado, on Dec. 3, 1907, she moved to the Rio Grande Valley in 1967 and settled in McAllen. She made numerous friends here and was well loved by all she met. She will always be remembered as G.G. (Great Grandmother) by all her grand nieces and nephews and great-grand nieces and nephews. She was well loved by them and by all of us. Services held at Kreidler Funeral Home at 13:00 Hs. on Feb. 5, 2004, and she will be laid to rest at The Roselawn Cemetery in McAllen at 15:00 Hs.
Ortega, Mary G.
Mary G. Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2002 - Age 88, of Pueblo, was called home by her Lord and Savior on Jan. 8, 2002. Born Jan. 27, 1913, in Peρasco, N.M. Preceded in death by her parents, Lucas and Emilia Sandoval; brothers, Joe and Melecio Sandoval; sister, Edith Olguin. She married her loving husband, Delfinio Ortega, on Dec. 22, 1932, in Peρasco, N.M., and they enjoyed 49 years and 13 children together before he preceded her in death in 1982. Also preceded in death by her children, Frances Muniz, Betty Vigil, Delfinia Maxwell, Delfinio Ortega Jr. and Joseph S. Ortega; infant daughter, Edith; and sons-in-law, Carlos Rivera and Rudy Romero. Survived by her daughters, Rose (Rudy) Vigil-Gonzales, Joyce Rivera, Geri (Louis) Madrid and Judy Ortega, all of Pueblo; sons, David (Annie) Ortega, Leonard (Pollie) Ortega and Delbert (Patsy) Ortega, all of Leadville, Colo. Also survived by 26 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Mary has been a Pueblo resident since 1960. She also lived in Manassa, Colo., and Leadville, Colo. She was member of St. Frances Xavier Parish for over 30 years and was greatly loved by her family, especially her numerous grandchildren to whom she wasn't a "grandma," she was "Mom." Mary enjoyed cooking, gardening and caring for her family, especially her grandchildren, and she loved attending church. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Romero Chapel. Prayer service, 6 p.m. Friday at Romero Chapel. Officiant, Pastor Roger Lucero. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Celebrant, The Most Rev. Bishop Arthur Tafoya. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services.
Ortega, Mary Lee
Mary Lee Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2005 - Mary Lee Ortega, 57, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord April 24, 2005. Preceded in death by her father, Lee Ortega; son, Michael Anthony Ortega; and daughter, Elizabeth J. Romero. She is survived by her daughters, Felicia (John) Sanchez, Marina and Elisia; mother, Mary Ortega; three brothers; three sisters; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Vigil service, 6 p.m. today, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, both at Romero Chapel, with the Rev. Len Racki. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.
Ortega, Mildred M.
Mildred M. Ortega Las Vegas Review-Journal November 2003 - Mildred M. Ortega, 86, of Las Vegas, died Nov. 7, 2003. She was retired from retail sales. She is survived by her husband, Alonzo G.; sons, Ronald and Greg; and daughters, Patricia Palmer and Roxann. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 4490 Mountain Vista, Las Vegas Nevada. Donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association
Orlando Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2003 - Orlando Ortega, 40, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Oct. 8, 2003. Born Oct. 26, 1962, in Gilroy, Calif. Preceded in death by his brother, Richard Baralla; cousins, Lawrence and Barbara Villanueva, Christine and Leonard Sanchez. Survived by his wife, Shirlee L. Montez; father, Richard Baralla; stepfather, Francisco Ortega; mother, Frances Villanueva; brother, Frank (Soleda) Ortega; sister, Carla (George) Garcia; also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, and vigil service, 4 p.m. Sunday; both at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2:30 p.m. Monday, at St. Joseph Church. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after vigil service, and at St. Joseph Hall after interment. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Ortega, Pete Eugene
Pete Eugene Ortega - Huerfano World Journal - August 27, 2009 - Pete Eugene Ortega, 64, of Walsenburg, died August 16, 2009 in Pueblo at the Parkview Medical Center after battling heart and kidney failure. Pete is survived by his loving wife, Delphine; his children, Andrea (Luke) Trujillo, Christopher (Francisca Tafoya), Jessica Ortega and Jose (Regina) Baros; special sister and brother-in-law, Carol (Pete) Trujillo; grandchildren: Rick, Cheri (Darrel Lovato), Jaylee, Christopher Jr., Raina, Toni, Ramon, Quinisha; great-grandchildren: Anthony, Alexandra and Savannah; brothers and sisters: Virginia, Alberta, Rose, Elsie, Gloria, James, Paul, Cindy, Lawrence and Rita; two beautiful aunts: Mary Maldonado and Mary Summerville; an uncle, Demus Espinoza; special sisters-in-law: Barbara & Jennie Manzanares; special niece, Emily Gallegos; numerous loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Eugene and Adeline Ortega, and a great-granddaughter, Raeven Ortega. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the US Army. After his discharge from the service, he became a Radio Police Dispatcher, retiring after 37 years of service to the community. He also worked at several other jobs: driving ambulance for his friend, Gilbert Olguin, serving with the volunteer fire department and working part-time for the Boies-Ortega Funeral Home. Pete and Delphine were married for 41 years and were looking forward to their 50th wedding anniversary. He was a very loving family man who loved family outings, barbeques, fishing, hunting, and hanging out with his side-kick, Mia, his boxer. He enjoyed visiting and hanging out with his special buddies, whom I would like to thank for being there for him: Jim Chavez, George Trujillo, John Garcia, and his bro, Don Baros. Also, a special thanks to his niece, Emily, for taking care of him. Funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, August 22 at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg, with Deacon, John Luginbill officiating. Arrangements by Boise-Ortega Funeral Home of Walsenburg.
Ortega, Ralph H.
Ralph H. Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 1999 - Ralph H. Ortega, 76, died of cancer Dec. 16, 1998, at his residence in Meadville, Pa. He was a Pueblo native, U.S. Navy veteran, federal civil service retiree and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Predeceased by wife, Minnie Martinez Ortega- parents, Felix and Inez Ortega- four brothers and three sisters. Survived by brother, Robert Ortega- sons, Augustine and Frank Ortega- daughters, Becky Trujillo and Joan Beauchat- 11 grandchildren- four great-grandchildren and a large extended family. Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Mt. Carmel Church. Reception after disposition of cremains.
Rose Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 1987 - Rose Ortega, Canon City, passed away Nov. 6, 1987. Born Nov. 3, 1930 in Chandler, Colo. Married Jose Ferney Ortega, Sept. 18, 1948. He survives, as do one daughter, Cynthia (Wayne) Myers; son, Richard (Elizabeth) Ortega; five grandchildren, Nancy and Shauna Myers, Aaron, Tianni, and Shellie Ortega; five sisters, Carmen and Esther Garcia, Mary Lou and Nellie Baca, Henrietta Salazar; one brother, Amando Chavez. Rosary, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9. Both at St. Michael's Church, Canon City, with Benedictine fathers, O.S.B., officiating. Interment, Mountain Vale Memory Gardens, Canon City.
Ortega, Serina Lynn
Serina Lynn Ortega Huerfano World July 10, 2003 - Serina Lynn Ortega departed this life to go to rest with her father and her Heavenly Father on Sunday, July 6, 2003. Serina is survived by her mother, Sally Ortega; her son, David Allen Brasche Jr.; brother, Michael R. Ortega; sister, Sylvia Ortega; grandparents, Ted and Martha Romero and Ernesto Ortega; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father, Michael E. Ortega. Rosary, 10 a.m. Friday, July 11; Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. July 11, 2003 at Christ the King Church, La Veta, CO. Burial, La Veta Cemetery. Huerfano World - July 10, 2003 - Serina Ortega, an 18-year-old La Veta Woman was stabbed to death Sunday and her 24-year-old former boyfriend - and father of her 2-year-old child - is in Huerfano County jail on suspicion of her murder. Serina Ortega died instantly of a single stab wound to the head. She was found lying on the living room floor of her apartment at Pinkerton Apartments in La Veta at about noon. Her former boyfriend, David Brasche, of Walsenburg, was arrested later that afternoon at his parent's home in Walsenburg on suspicion of first-degree homicide/domestic violence, criminal attempt to commit first-degree homicide, first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and felony menacing. Another person in the apartment at the time of the incident, Fernando Vigil, 23, of Arvada, allegedly also was attacked by Brasche and had a three-inch laceration on his hand. He was treated at Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center, and released. According to Assistant District Attorney Cathy Mullens and an affidavit filled in Huerfano by the La Veta Marshal's Office, the alleged attack was very violent. Brasche allegedly arrived at Ortega's apartment about noon Sunday and kicked the front door in. He allegedly then attacked Vigil with a knife, telling him he was going to kill him. According to the affidavit, Vigil then grabbed the knife, taking it away from Brasche. Vigil then pushed out a screen and jumped out of the two-story apartment's window. According to the affidavit, Vigil then ran to another apartment seeking help. The apartment's occupant, Willy Sanchez, who saw Brasche leaving the apartment complex in his truck, ran up to Ortega's apartment and found her lying on the living room floor, the affidavit states. He ran to another apartment and had the occupant call 911. Others in the apartment complex heard arguing between Ortega and Brasche prior to seeing Brasche driving away, the affidavit states. Brasche was arrested without incident later that afternoon at his parents home. The couple's two-year-old child, David Jr., also was at the residence. The child since has been placed in the custody of Ortega's family. Assistant DA Mullens Monday said she expected to pursue first-degree murder charges against Brasche. She said the Couple, who had an on-again, off-again relationship, had previous domestic violence altercations and Brasche allegedly had previously threatened to kill her. As is common with many domestic violence cases, Ortega previously had sought restraining orders against Brasche, but then later would request the restraining orders be set aside, Mullens said. At the time of the stabbing, there was an active restraining order and warrant against Brasche. Mullens said the murder appears to have been premeditated. There were three knives found in Ortega's apartment, including one knife allegedly taken by Brasche from his parent's home in Walsenburg. Brasche made his first appearance in Huerfano District Court Monday afternoon, with Members of both the Ortega and Brasche families attending. At the appearance, Judge Claude Appel advised Brasche of possible charges. The judge gave the District Attorney's Office until July 22 to file formal charges. Setting of a date for further court proceedings will be made by the court July 24, Brasche is being held without the possibility of bail.
Teresa "Terry" Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2003 - Teresa "Terry" Ortega, 58, unexpectedly passed away on March 11, 2003, in San Jose, Calif. Born on Sept. 24, 1944, in Eaton, Colo. Survived by her children, Donna Bumbaca, Lorri Casarez, Timothy Casarez and Michelle (Missy) Garcia; parents, Mary and George Clementi; brother, George Clementi Jr.; sisters, Josephine DeLorenzo and Rachel Strawn; grandchildren, Danielle, Christopher, Jasmine, Anthony, Timothy, A.J. and Matthew. Preceded in death by her grandmother, (Granny) Reynalda Morales; father, Alex Lopez; sisters, Mary Lou Martinez and Cecilia Sanchez. Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2003, St. Joseph Church. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Theodore Ortega - Huerfano Journal - June 26, 2008 - Theodore M. Ortega, age 73, passed away on June 21, 2008. He was born in Monte Vista, CO to Abe & Josephine Ortega. He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Louise Woods. Surviving family members include his children, son, Theodore and Barbara Carrera, son, John and Jodi Ortega, daughter Joetta and Eric Swartz, son, Joel and Ashley Ortega; daughter, Felicia and Santiago Bobian; grandchildren, Matthew, Lilia, Isabella, Jessica, Jacob, Abigail, Daniel, Tristin, Brittany, Lawrence, Shawn, Shanelle and Santiago; sisters and many nieces and nephews. Ted worked for many years as a Youth Counselor at Lathrop State Park Youth Camp in Walsenburg, CO. He was also an avid member of the Walsenburg Golf Club. He loved to paint landscapes of the Wahatoya, Greenhorn and surrounding mountains. He was a wonderful grandpa to all children. Services will be on Thursday, June 26th at 1:00 pm at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg, followed by a dinner at Eagles Hall.
Ortega, Theodore M.
Theodore M. Ortega - Huerfano World Journal - June 26, 2008 - Theodore M. Ortega, age 73, passed away on June 21, 2008. He was born in Monte Vista, CO to Abe & Josephine Ortega. He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Louise Woods. Surviving family members include his children, son, Theodore and Barbara Carrera, son, John and Jodi Ortega, daughter Joetta and Eric Swartz, son, Joel and Ashley Ortega; daughter, Felicia and Santiago Bobian; grandchildren, Matthew, Lilia, Isabella, Jessica, Jacob, Abigail, Daniel, Tristin, Brittany, Lawrence, Shawn, Shanelle and Santiago; sisters and many nieces and nephews. Ted worked for many years as a Youth Counselor at Lathrop State Park Youth Camp in Walsenburg, CO. He was also an avid member of the Walsenburg Golf Club. He loved to paint landscapes of the Wahatoya, Greenhorn, and surrounding mountains. He was a wonderful grandpa to all children. Services will be on Thursday, June 26th at 1:00 pm at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg, followed by a dinner at Eagles Hall.
Bertha Ortez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 1987 - Bertha Ortez, formerly of Florence, passed away Sept. l2, 1987, at Monte Vista Hospital. Survived by husband, Rueben, formerly of Canon City and now in Monte Vista; sons, Virgil Roy, Pueblo; and Gene Roy, Monte Vista. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Monte Vista. Funeral, 3 p.m. Wednesday from the church. Burial at San Luis Cemetery, Monte Vista.
Ortez, Rueben J.
Rueben J. Ortez - Caρon City Daily Record - July 4, 2006 - Rueben J. Ortez 88, died in Pueblo, June 27, 2006. He was born to Joseph and Maria (Romero) Ortez on March 2, 1918, in Chandler. He married Bertha Sanchez on Feb. 16, 1949, in Trinidad. He served with the Army Air Corps during WW II. Worked as an engineer for the U.S. Forest Service, which he retired from. He lived in Monte Vista before living in Pueblo. He is survived by children Bernadette Abeyta of Monte Vista, James T. Ortez of California, Gerandette Emke of California, Joseph G. Ortez of California, Christopher Ortez of Denver; sister Ralphie (Tom) Lutrey of Denver; brother Rudolph Ortez of California and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two sons, one grandson and three sisters. Cremation with a graveside service 10 a.m., Friday, July 7, 2006, in Lakeside Cemetery with Father James King officiating. Arrangements handled through Wilson Funeral Home.
Unknown Ortez - Akron Pioneer Press - September 26, 1919 - A long session of a coroner's jury failed utterly to reveal the least clue to the identity of the persons who lynched Gonzales and Ortez as the murderers of Police Officer Jeff Evans at Pueblo.
Ortibez, Beatrice M.
Beatrice M. Ortibez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 1999 - Beatrice M. Ortibez, 84, of Pueblo passed away Feb. 10, 1999. Born May 12, 1914, in Gardner, Colo. Survived by her children Elsie Argurrie, Raymond (Irene) Ortivez, Elmer (Alice) Ortivez, Levi (Rosemarie) Ortivez, Arthur Ortivez and Louise Medina- sisters, Teddy Ortivez, Mary (Lucas) Ortivez and Annie (Serafino) Martinez- brothers, Julian (Jenny) Trujillo and August Trujillo- 31 grandchildren- 48 great-grandchildren- 13 great-great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her husband, Eustacio Ortibez, and daughters, Mary Lou Martinez and Arlene Esquibel. She will be greatly missed by her family whom she greatly loved. Family rosary, 3 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Frank (Buzzard) Ortibez - Huerfano World - February 5, 2004 - Frank (Buzzard) Ortibez, born April 19, 1940, died Jan. 27, 2004. Preceded in death by mother, Josephine Ortibez; and daughters, Dianne and Renee Ortibez. Survived by Betty Ortibez; children, Debbie (Jim) Atencio, Anthony (Jennifer) Ortibez, Chris (Maria) Ortibez, and grandchildren, James and Michael Atencio, Nicole Lucero, Jamie Walecheck, Christopher Ortibez and Mark, Shawn, Kaylee and Emalee Ortibez. Cremation. Burial will follow at a later date at Laguna Cemetery.
Ortibez, Renee Antionette
Renee Antionette Ortibez - Huerfano World - March 5, 1998 - Renee Antionette Ortibez, 33, of Walsenburg, died in a one vehicle accident Feb. 28, 1998. Born Jan. 5, 1965 in Walsenburg to Frank and Betty Rampa Ortibez, she lived most of her life in the Huerfano County area. A lover of the outdoors and children, she had worked in Englewood as a Kinder Care teacher. She was employed as a dietician at Huerfano Medical Center. Ms. Ortibez was engaged to Ernest Castro who was killed in the same accident. Survivors include a daughter, Jamie Walecheck, Walsenburg; her parents, Frank and Betty Ortibez, Walsenburg; a sister, Debbie Atencio, Walsenburg; two brothers, Anthony and Chris Ortibez, Walsenburg; her grandparents, Phil and Pauline Garcia, Pueblo and Josie Ortibez, Colorado Springs; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by two children and her sister, Diane Ortibez. Funeral mass was from St. Mary Church. Burial was in Laguna Cemetery, outside of Walsenburg.***** Renee A. Ortibez - Huerfano World - March 5, 1998 - Accident Claims 3 (with pictures) Three Walsenburg residents were pronounced dead at the scene of a one vehicle accident on Highway 10, 30 miles east of the city in Pueblo County. They were going to a funeral in Crowley County. Identified at the scene were the driver, Ernest L. Castro, 43, his mother, Della Vallejos, 77 and Renee A. Ortibez, 33. According to the state patrol report by Sgt. Paul Matzke, it appears that Castro fell asleep and his 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe ran off the right side of the road. The vehicle traveled 282 feet before correcting back onto the highway and then ran across the roadway and off the left side. It rolled two and half times, coming to rest on its top. Mr. Castro and Ms. Ortibez were ejected while the vehicle was rolling. Obituaries on all three appear on Page 2.
Amalia Ortivez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 1987 - Amalia Ortivez, 67, Walsenburg, died Feb. 20, 1987. Survived by six children, 15 grandchildren and a great-grandson. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Mary Church, Walsenburg.
Clorinda Ortivez - Huerfano World - February 1, 2007 - Gone is the face we loved so dear, silent is the voice we loved to hear; too far away for sight or speech, but not too far away for thought to reach. Sweet to remember her, who once was here, and who, though absent is just as dear. Our lips cannot tell how we miss her, our hearts cannot tell what to say; God alone knows how we miss her, in a home that is lonesome today. Clorinda Ortivez born September 10, 1922 in Maes Creek. Entered into rest January 24, 2007, in Pueblo. She loved bingo and going to Cripple Creek.
Ortivez, Jose Daniel
Jose Daniel Ortivez - Huerfano World - January 21, 1999 - Jose Daniel Ortivez, 50, of Walsenburg died 17, 1999. He was born December 30, 1948 in Walsenburg. Survivors include his mother Esther Ortivez, Walsenburg; brother, Joe Ortivez, Peyton; sisters Betty Espinoza and Barbara DeHerrera, Walsenburg, Jean Vallejos, Colorado Springs, Marie Salazar, and Linda Salazar, Denver, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral mass from St Mary Church. Burial in North St. Mary Cemetery.
Roberta Ortivez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2006 - Roberta Ortivez, 51, passed away Jan. 23, 2006. She is survived by her mother, Martha Viapando; her children, Markus (Margarita) Ortivez, Amanda (Joe) Aragon & Isabelle Ortivez; two sisters, one brother, plus numerous family members. Receiving friends & family at the Zaragoza Hall, 1339 E. Routt, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, 5p.m. to 7p.m.
Ortiviz, Bernilia Vivian
Bernilia "Bernie" Vivian Ortiviz - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 1987 - Bernilia "Bernie" Vivian Ortiviz, 60, late of 2009 E. 12th St., passed away Dec. 19, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A Pueblo resident since 1956 and formerly of Gardner, Colo. Survived by husband, Lorenzo Ortiviz, children, Gerard (Rose) Martinez, Dominic (Gloria) Ortiviz and Elizabeth (George) Trujillo all of Pueblo. Survived also by four grandchildren. Sister of Alfred Medina of Florence and Millie Trujillo of Fountain. Arrangements pending. Family at 2009 E. 12th St.
Carmelita Ortiviz - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 1999 - Carmelita Ortiviz, 98, a Pueblo resident for many years, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 5, 1999. She is survived by her children, Elodia Medina, Walsenburg, Sylvia (Gilbert) Perrino, Badito, Colo., Erma (Enrique) Guzman, Fort Worth, Texas, Larry (Nancy) Ortiviz, Lucas (Mary) Ortiviz, and Rita (Santos) Ortiz, all of Pueblo. She is also survived by 44 grandchildren- 82 great-grandchildren- 31 great-great-grandchildren- brother and sister-in-law, Elias (Rose) Martinez- daughters-in-law, Teddy Ortiviz and Clorinda Ortiviz- numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Carmelita is preceded in death by her husband, Anastacio Ortiviz, in 1979- her daughter, Josie Alcala, 1997- sons, Manuel Ortiviz, 1995- Ray Ortiviz, 1985- and Angel Ortiviz, 1947. She was born to the union of Eliseo and Eulalia Martinez on Dec. 15, 1900, in San Luis. Her marriage to Anastacio Ortiviz on Feb. 12, 1917, in Badito, spanned a period of 62 years. They lived most of their life in Turkey Creek, until moving to Pueblo in 1970. She loved to garden and crochet, but more than that, she loved to play bingo and spend time with her family. Viewing, Tuesday, from 2-5 p.m., and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., George McCarthy Funeral Home. Services will be held at St. Francis Xavier Church where she was a member. Rosary, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Funeral service, Thursday, 10 a.m.
Albert Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 05, 1998 - Albert Ortiz, 87, of La Veta, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 1, 1998. Born Nov. 15, 1910, in El Moro, Colo. Survived by his wife of 64 years, Rosanna; children, Grace Roybal of La Puente, Calif., Barbara (Adam) Baca of Pueblo, Lorraine (Jacob) Cisneros of La Veta, David Ortiz of Pueblo; sisters, Agnes Vallejos of Walsenburg, Colo., Mary (Fidel) Gutierrez of Pueblo, Louise (Paul) Alire of Pueblo; brother, Dick Ortiz of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Theresa (Joe) Garcia of Pueblo; 18 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Filomeno and Victoriana Ortiz; daughter, Gloria Ortiz; sisters, Dora Gonzales and Rose Romero; brother, Eloy Ortiz; brothers-in-law, Antonio J. Romero, Leo Romero, Ciriaco Romero and Jose Gonzales. Mr. Ortiz worked as a crane operator at CF&I for 35 years, retiring in 1972. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed working in his garden. He will always be remembered for his great sense of humor. Prayer service, Thursday, 7 p.m. Funeral service, Friday, 10 a.m. Both services at Good Shepherd Church, 1216 Beech. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Ortiz family will greet friends and relatives at the homes of Debbie Arellano and Loretta Vigil.
Ortiz, Angel V.
Angel V. Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 2004 - Angel V. Ortiz, 66, passed away July 6, 2004, in Pueblo. Services in Albuquerque, N.M.
Armando Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - September 06, 2001 - Armando Ortiz, 37, departed this life Sept. 4, 2001, at Parkview Medical Center. Born July 19, 1964, in Deming, N.M. Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Elizabeth (Montoya) Ortiz; sister, Charlotte Ortiz; nephew, Anthony Ortiz. Survived by beloved wife, Shelley Mestas; stepdaughters, Hope and Margaret Gallegos; siblings, Leroy (Rita) Ortiz, Steve Montoya, Arthur Ortiz, Valerie Ortiz; two grandchildren; godchild, Juliet Elizabeth Puliatchk; other relatives and friends. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C.M., celebrant. Cremation to follow.
Barbara "Vita" Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 1998 - Barbara "Vita" Ortiz, 86, passed away on Nov. 4, 1998. She was born in Barlea, Colo., on Oct. 15, 1912, to Fedelia (Pacheco) and Donacioano Maldonado. Mrs. Ortiz was a dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Trinchera PTA, Branson Trinchera Extension Club, and a member of St. Joseph Parish. Barbara enjoyed embroidery, painting by number and making puzzles. She loved to cook for her family and friends. Preceding her in death are parents, Fedelia and Donaciano Maldonado- brothers, Epifanio Gallegos, Steve Maldonado- sisters, Rose Baca, Marian Finn, and Maria Adella Chavez. Survivors are husband of 59 years, Alfred B. Ortiz, Trinidad- sons, Tom (Judee) Ortiz, Trinidad, Felix (Karen) Ortiz, Trinidad, Alfred (Virginia) Ortiz, Trinidad- special nephew, Donald E. Ortiz, Woodland Park- brothers and sisters, George Maldonado, Penrose, Elizabeth Martinez, Arizona, Sam Maldonado, Stella Valdez, Logia Arguello and Nora Madrid, all of Pueblo- 10 grandchildren- 15 great-grandchildren- numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Vigil rites will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998, at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with rite of committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are: Dennis Blan, Dave Sanchez, Jeffery Buzzo, Rusty Guzzo, Jamie Terry, Blas Chacon, Gene Ortiz, Liz Ortega, Brenda Ortiz, Terry Hessler, Greg Ortiz and Gary Terry II. Active pallbearers are: Tammie Guzzo, Terrie Hessler, Eric Ortiz, Brett Ortiz, Chris Vigil, Linda Ortiz, and Donald E. Ortiz. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Joseph Parish Hall. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Trinidad State Nursing Home, 409 Benedicta, Trinidad, Colo. 81082, in memory of Barbara. The family may be contacted at 1616 E. Main.
Ortiz, Braulio P.
Braulio P. Ortiz - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - February 23, 2004 - Braulio P. Ortiz, 79, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, in Denver. He was born on March 30, 1924 to Telesforo and Panfilia (Padilla) Ortiz in Naranjtto, Puerto Rico. He married Theresa Cordova in November of 1954 in New York. He was a farmer in Puerto Rico and worked as a cook in New York before working as a handyman, painter, plumber and electrician. He was a jack-of-all trades. He was a wonderful son, brother, father and friend who loved life to the fullest. He was a great comedian and will never be forgotten. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Salvador, Juan, Eladio, and Piano Ortiz, and sister, Carmen Ortiz. He is survived by his wife Theresa, Denver; son Jesse (Miriam) Ortiz, Denver; daughters, Lilly (Felix) Ocasio, Aurora and Carmen (George) Tavares, Trinidad; brother Telesforo (Virginia) Ortiz, Puerto Rico; sister Alice Ortiz, New York; grandchildren Maria T. Ocasio, Daniel B. Ortiz, Sophia Tavares, Jesse C. Ortiz, Anna Ocasio and Alexandra Ortiz; great grand child Jayden Ortiz; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Pallbearers will be Felix Ocasio, Jesse Ortiz, Geroge Tavares, David Ortiz, Bobby Romero and Fernando Cordova. Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 23 from 2 - 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Rosary will be Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas Melancon, S.J., as the celebrant. Interment will be at the St. Anthony's Cemetery in Aguilar. The family of Braulio P. Ortiz has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.
Ortiz, Bryan Marcus Mendez
Bryan Marcus Mendez Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 8, 1987 - Bryan Marcus Mendez Ortiz, infant son of Karen Mendez and Steve Ortiz, passed away Oct. 6, 1987. Survived by stepbrother, Steven Jason Cordova; grandparents, Paul and Liz Mendez and Leroy and Nancy Ortiz, all of Pueblo. Also survived by great-grandparents and numerous aunts and uncles. Prayer service at 1 p.m. Friday at Rivera Chapel. Graveside service at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 9 Ramsgate Place.
Ortiz, Davis C.
Davis C. Ortiz Routt County Republican December 2, 1910 Davis C. Ortiz, a bartender of Pueblo, threw himself under the wheels of a freight engine and was instantly killed.
Ortiz, Desi Leigh
Desi Leigh Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2003 - Desi Leigh Ortiz, affectionately known as "Dio," age 25, born Oct. 4, 1977, passed away Aug. 21, 2003. Survived by wife, Erin Ortiz; mother, Sharon Tafoya; father, Desi (Robyn) Ortiz; brother, Dean L. Ortiz; nephew, Leigh Ortiz; grandmother, Lauretta Marino; mother-in-law, Kathy (Phil) Ruegg; father-in-law, Gail (Roseann) Johnson; and numerous other relatives and very special friends. He is predeceased by brother, Cory L. Ortiz; and special aunt, Ruby "Nanny" Avey. Desi was a talented and accomplished artist. He was fun-loving and had a big heart. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway.
Dick Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 2000 - Dick Ortiz, 77, of Pueblo. With permission from his family, a memorial Mass will be held at 7 p.m. today at St. Leander Church, 1438 E. Seventh St. - December 01, 2000 - Dick "Uncle Dick" Ortiz of Pueblo, a barber, died Nov. 17 in Littleton. He was 77. No services were held. There was cremation. He was born Feb. 19, 1923, in Walsenburg. He married Katie Dorrance. She preceded him in death. Ortiz served in the Navy. He was a barber for 50 years and was a member of the St. Leander Church and Catholic Choir Group. He is survived by a daughter, Lolly Valdez, Littleton; two sons, Dan and Tim, both of Pueblo; and two sisters, Agnes Vallegos and Mary Gutierrez; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Edward "Ed" Ortiz - Huerfano World - August 31, 1989 - Ed Ortiz, 68, of Walsenburg, died in Pueblo Aug. 22, 1989, after a lengthy illness. He had been a patient in St. Mary Corwin Hospital since June 20. Born in Walsenburg Sept. 4, 1920, to Benjamin and Dolores Ortiz, he attended school at Walsen Camp and Walsenburg High School. He later became custodian at Walsenburg High School, working there from 1958 to 1983. After retirement, he drove the Senior Citizen bus and Meals-on-Wheels for several years before ill health forced him to quit in 1987. His love for art led him to paint the background scenery for El Fandango for many years. He was also an avid camper and fisherman. On Dec. 21, 1944, he married the former Norena Sanchez in Denver. He was a member of St. Mary Church. Survivors include his wife, Norena of the family home, six children, Delores Lingo, La Veta, Barbara Wilson, Dorothy Ortivez, Arthur Ortiz, Richard Ortiz and Emily Ortiz, all of Walsenburg; a sister, Viola Gallegos, Pueblo; two brothers, Ben Ortiz, Colorado Springs and Virgil Ortiz, Garden City, KS; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was Friday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in north St. Mary Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
Edward Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 2004 - Edward Ortiz, 57, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 7, 2004. Born May 22, 1947, in Roy, N.M. Preceded in death by parents, Marcos and Eloisa Ortiz; two brothers, one sister. Survived by loving wife, Ramona Ortiz; children, Ed (Victoria) Ortiz, Laura (John) Gomez, Yvette (Neal) Robinson, Ernest (Chris) Ortiz and John (MiSuk) Padilla; one brother; two sisters; grandchildren, Alisha, Francene, Juanita, Diana, Heather, Clark, Marcus, Lanisha, Kristine, Stephanie, Tiffany, Angelica, Sarah, Desirae and Alexander; also three great-grandchildren. Also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 am. Friday, at St. Pius X Church. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Pius Hall after Mass.
Eliza Aragon Ortiz - Independent - February 21, 1930 - Mrs. Ortiz Dies Here on Monday. Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza Aragon Ortiz, 42, member of one of Huerfano county's oldest pioneer families, were held from the St. Mary's Catholic church at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial was in the St. Mary's cemetery in charge of the Furphy Undertaking Co. Mrs. Ortiz died at her home here Monday following a short illness.
Elvira Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2002 - "Little Grandma," passed away on Friday, May 10, 2002. Elvira was born in Encino, N.M., to Perfecto and Estefanita Jaramillo. She lived a long, full life of 96 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mercedes Ortiz; and granddaughter, Melissa Ann Gallegos. Elvira was survived by her four children, Mercy Moren; Herman (Connie) Ortiz; Gusty (Peggy) Salazar, Lilly Salazar (Bennie Garcia); grandchildren and spouses, Joseph Vigil, Dorothy Stanton, Gloria Vigil, Herman Vigil, Margaret Rodriguez, Marta Ortiz, Anna Marie Ortiz, Chris Salazar, Angel Salazar, Robert Gallegos, Andrew Gallegos; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Special thanks to her loving caregiver, Maude Tofoya, and physician, Dr. Fen Sartorius of 10 years. Elvira was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Conejos, Colo., and Saint Anne Catholic Church in Santa Fe, N.M. She was also a member of the Christian Mother Society and Sacred Heart Society. A vigil service with recitation of the rosary will be held 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2002, at Romero Funeral Chapel in Antonito. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2002, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Conejos. Interment will follow at the La Jara Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.
Endelecia Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2003 - Endelecia Ortiz, 74, was born Nov. 12, 1928, and was called to be with the Lord on Oct. 20, 2003, after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by her parents, Primitivo and Eva Mascarenas of Penasco, N.M. Survived by loving husband of 53 years, Richard Ortiz; sons, Martin (Patsy) Ortiz, Melvin Ortiz; daughters, Catherine Morgan, CJ Ortiz, Rita (Phil) Medina, Rose (Ed) Montanez; grandchildren, Scott Ortiz, Eric Ortiz, Candace Morgan, Laura Ortiz, Stacey Haptonstahl, Cyrene Ortiz; and seven great-grandchildren. Cremation in the Davis Crematory, private services.
Ortiz, Eric Anthony
Eric Anthony Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2002 - Eric Anthony Ortiz, passed away Sept. 19, 2002. Survived by his parents, Roberta Ortiz and George Reikens; brother, Michael; sister, Ashley Ortiz; grandparents, Mariana (Bobby) Montano; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by his grandmother, Ignacita Ortiz. Funeral service, Tuesday, 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the family home at 1702 West 30th Street after the service.
Eva Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2002 - Eva Ortiz, 93, of Pueblo. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. today at St. Patrick Church, Rev. Ed Pettit, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn.
Ortiz, Frank M.
Frank Mark Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 2002 - Frank Mark Ortiz, 31. The sun rose on Nov. 26, 1970, a beautiful baby boy was born, a gift to many people. This child was Frank Ortiz. His biological parents both deceased, Manuel and Ruth Ortiz Duran; and six biological siblings, Jane L. Ortiz, Charlene M. Trujillo, Connie Duran, Mitch J. Duran, Tom Duran and Larry Duran. Frankie's life changed when he became the loving child of John H. and Aurora Herrera. His extended family grew with additional siblings, Dolores L. (Clark) Romero, Maxine Cortez, Rose Angel Garcia, Janice Hernandez Perez. He had numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews, to include, but not limited to, Gary L. (Andria) Apodaca Jr., John Apodaca, John Cortez, Clark Romero Jr. and Derek Apodaca. In addition many special friends, Rose Valdez, Corrine Cordova, and Judy Baca, guardian. Other special people in Frankie's life included those involved in his day program, Colorado Bluesky, Pueblo Community Connections and other staff members. Frankie graduated in 1992 from Central High School and enjoyed working in the school and hospital cafeterias. People would say, "how lucky Frankie was to have such a loving family," however, it was his family and friends who were honored to have Frankie's presence. Frankie was a godsend, an angel, a special child, brother, relative and friend. Frankie had a sense of humor and made our lives complete. Frankie had a heart the size of the sun and had an effect on people like the stars in the sky. He was more precious than a treasure of gold. He was priceless like the largest diamond, because he gave us hope. Frankie was a special child who loved life and strived to be independent. He loved to ride his bike, play cards and dance. Frankie enjoyed looking his best. He was concerned about his grooming and always wanted to look nice. Those close to Frankie will never forget his focus on his hair and oftentimes reminding those around him of his need for a "hair cut," as well as reminding his mom that she needed one too. The sun set for Frankie on Sept. 7, 2002, and he will be sadly missed. He will be missed more than words can express. Someday we will be with Frankie and hold him in our arms again. It is said that we are here on borrowed time and our Father will come and take us home. We wish our Father would have given us more time with Frankie, but as children of God we don't ask why? It is our time to let go and return Frankie to his Father in heaven. We are thankful that God chose to have Frankie in our lives. Frankie will remain in the hearts and minds of those who knew and loved him with heavy hearts we send Frankie home. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice program staff, Dr. Siddiqui and staff, Angelus Chapel and all of Frankie's family and friends. God Bless you all. Rosary, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday both services at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Blend, the Father Richard Becker, Celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Ortiz, Frederico Sr.
Frederico Ortiz Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 1999 - Frederico Ortiz Sr., 76, Walsenburg, Nov. 11. Survived by wife, Florence, Walsenburg; children, Rita Vensor, Apache Junction, Ariz., Eleanor Costa, Denver, Fred Ortiz Jr., Walsenburg, Beverly Hayes, Weston, Sam Ortiz, Trinidad, Linda Cuccia, Mesa Ariz., Andy Ortiz, Blue Springs, Mo., Renee Martinez, Apache Junction, Ariz., Dion Ortiz, Walsenburg, Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Holy Trinity Church, Comi, Trinidad. Huerfano World - November 8, 2001 - In Loving memory of Husband, Father and Grandfather Fred Ortiz, who passed away two years ago November 11, 1999. Love and miss you, Wife Florence and kids and grandchildren
Henry Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 1986 - Henry Ortiz, also known as Manuel Carrillo Cruz, 1429 E. Evans, departed this life Sunday, April 13, 1986. Preceded in death by wife, Ruth Duran, Nov. 15, 1973. A Word War II, U.S. Army veteran. He retired from CF&I Steel Corp., 25-inch mill. Survivors include his children, Gabriel and Tom Cruz, both of San Gabriel, Calif.; Janie Ortiz, Frankie Ortiz, Larry (Bowina) Duran, Mitch Duran, Charlene Duran, and Connie Duran, all of Pueblo, Tom (Cheryl) Duran, Denver; sister, Eloisa Alvarez, Los Angeles, Calif.; brothers, Jesus Cruz, Mexico, and Frank Cruz, Sunnyville, Calif.; four grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 1:30 p.m. Friday, Angeles Chapel, the Rev. Eugene Harden officiating. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at 210 Spring.
Isabel Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 1921 Isabel Ortiz, infant, died April 1, east of the city. Body at McMinns.
Ortiz, Jackie E. Sr.
Jackie E. Ortiz Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 1978 - Jackie E. Ortiz Sr., Walsenburg, Oct. 14, 1978. Husband of Louise Ortiz; father of Miss Leanne Ortiz and Jackie Ortiz Jr., Walsenburg; brother of Mrs. Delores Lingo, Miss Barbara Ortiz, Mrs. Dorothy Ortivez, Richard Ortiz, Miss Emily Ortiz, all of Walsenburg, and Arthur A. Ortiz, Denver, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ortiz, Walsenburg. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Services, St. Mary Church. Recitation of rosary 7:30 p.m. Monday. Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.Huerfano World - October 10, 1991 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Jackie E. Ortiz who passed away October 14, 1978. - Verse - Sadly missed by Sisters and Brothers, Nieces and Nephews.
Ortiz, Jake E.
Jake E. Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2001 - Resthaven Funeral Home, Fort Collins, Colo. Jake E. Ortiz, 66, Fort Collins, June 6, 2001. Born in San Luis, Colo., to Benigna Medina and Carlos Ortiz on June 2, 1935. Preceded in death by his parents. Survived by his wife, Rosalia (Ontiveros) Ortiz, Fort Collins; son, Tim (Danna) Ortiz, Fort Collins; daughter, Terry (Dan) Coy, Pueblo; sisters, Mary Brown, Priscilla Allen and Dora Ortiz, all of Phoenix; brother, Joe Ortiz, Pueblo; and one grandson. Mr. Ortiz was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman. He dearly loved his family and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, June 14 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Avondale, Colo. Family will greet friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Larimer County.
Ortiz, James E.
James E. Ortiz - Trinidad Times Independent - March 11, 2005 - James E. Ortiz (CMSGT RET), 60, passed away March 9, 2005. He was born in Trinidad Aug. 4, 1944. He is survived by his wife Dolores "Dee" Mae Ortiz; four children, Nicole, Erika, Mandy, Dale and four grandchildren; five sisters and three brothers. He spent 34 years in the Colorado Air National Guard and retired as a Federal Civil Service Technician. He was a member of the National Western Stock Show, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Air National Guard Enlisted Association and the Air Force Chief's Association. A Rosary and visitation will be held Tuesday, March 15, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 11385 Grant Drive, Northglenn, Colo., beginning at 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 16, at 1 p.m., Bear Valley Christian Church, 6800 W. Hampton Ave., Lakewood, Colo., off the frontage road. Internment will follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area B at 2 p.m.
Joe Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 2000 - Joe Ortiz of Pueblo passed away Aug. 4, 2000. At his request, cremation. Private family committal service will be held at a later date.
Ortiz, Jose A.
Jose "Joe" A. Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2003 - Jose "Joe" A. Ortiz, 75, of Pueblo, born Aug. 20, 1927, died on May 26, 2003. Preceded in death by parents, Luis and Carlota Ortiz; son, Raymond Ortiz; sister, Viola Ortiz; in-laws, Tranquilino and Benita Candelario. He left to cherish his loving memory: beloved wife, Juliana Ortiz (Josie); and children, Mary Jiron (Leroy Atencio), John (Carol) Ortiz; daughter-in-law, Glena Ortiz; brothers, Tony and Ray Ortiz; sisters, Shon Valerio, Edna (Minnie) Hart and Beatrice Burg; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews; brother- and sister-in-law, John and Beatrice Casaus. He served in the Army in World War II. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot with 40 years of service. A member of the American Legion Post No. 203. He was a loving person who enjoyed his family. He loved to attend church, enjoyed family outings and taking photos. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and memorial prayer service, 7 p.m. Thursday; all at Romero Chapel. Funeral Service, 10 a.m. Friday at Praise Assembly of God. Relatives and friends will be received at American Legion Post No. 203, in Blende. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
Ortiz, Jose Melaquias
Jose Melaquias Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 1987 - Jose Melaquias Ortiz, 313 Katherine Street, Avondale, departed this life Sept. 8, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. Pueblo resident since 1950. He was born April 7, 1914, in Costilla, N.M. He was retired from Pueblo Depot Activity and a member of Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Survived by his wife, Josie Ortiz; children, Mel (Becky) Ortiz, Norbert (Fran) Ortiz, Edward (Barbara) Ortiz, Patricio (Judy) Ortiz, Robert (Pam) Ortiz, Susie (Frank) Sisneros, Elaine (Richard) Zamora, Florence (Richard) Armenta, Charlotte (Felix) Ortiz, Geri Ann Ortiz, Bertha Alvin; brothers, Rudolph Ortiz, Eloy Ortiz; sister, Reyes Cordova; 19 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends. Predeceased by brother, Petrolino Ortiz, and sister, Epifania DeHerrera. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Thursday; rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, with the Rev. Maurice O. Gallagher, celebrant. Interment, Imperial. Family will receive friends at the home.
Ortiz, Jose P.
Jose P. Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 1987 - Jose P. Ortiz, 86. Visitation from noon until 5 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, 1987, at St. Leander Church. Rosary recitation at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1987, at St. Leander Church, with Father Roger Dorsey officiating. Interment, Calvary, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at the family home, 2118 E. Seventh. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment.
Ortiz, Josie O.
Josie 0. Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2003 - Josie 0. Ortiz, 80, a homemaker, departed this life March 18, 2003, at Life Care Center of Pueblo. Born Oct. 27, 1922, in Cerro, N.M. Preceded in death by her parents, Jose Perfetto and Maclovia (Quintana) Garcia; husband, Jose Melaquias Ortiz Sr.; sons, Maximo Ocleadas Ortiz, Jose Melaquias Ortiz Jr.; brother, Herman Garcia; sister, Bernice Martinez. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving children, Susie (Frank) Sisneros, Edward (Barbara) Ortiz, Nobert (Fran) Ortiz, Pat (Judy) Ortiz, Elaine (Richard) Zamora, Florence (Alex) Ortiz-Nykoluk, Charlotte (Felix) Salas, Robert (Pam) Ortiz, Bertha (Alvin) Espinosa; siblings, Joe (Sharon) Garcia, Sam (Virginia) Garcia, Marcia Maes, Ruth (Frank) Perea, Evelyn (Nick) Aguilar; and Geri Ann Ortiz, a granddaughter, whom she raised as her own; 23 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Both services, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale; vigil service, 7 p.m. today and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Maurice 0. Gallager as celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites.
Marcelito "Lito" Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 1999 - Marcelito "Lito" Ortiz, 57, passed away Dec. 16, 1999. Born Aug. 18, 1942, in Tucumcari, N.M. Preceded in death by parents, Pablo Paz and Rufina Montoya Ortiz, and a sister, Erma Ortiz. Mr. Ortiz is survived by his children, Johnny Griego, David (Julie) Gonzales and Yvette (Harold) Horlacher; siblings, Nick (Connie) Ortiz, Eufrasio (Cookie) Ortiz, Pablo (Helen) Ortiz and Gilbert (Dianne) Ortiz; five grandchildren; 16 nieces and nephews; stepfather, Tony Gonzales; and other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel. Cremation to follow.
Ortiz, Maria Eleanor
Maria Eleanor Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 1999 - Maria Eleanor Ortiz, a 29-year resident of Pueblo, was born June 8, 1905, in Capulin, Colo., and passed away June 26, 1999 , in Veguita, N.M., where she was residing with her oldest son. She lived in Monte Vista, Colo., until 1970.Preceded in death by her husband, Augustine F. Ortiz (1898-1967)- and her oldest daughter, Dora L. Montano of Pueblo Rye. Survived by six children, Rudy Ortiz, Veguita, N.M., Katherine Mayo, Torrance, Calif., Veronica Way, La Mesa, Calif., Angie Bonnell, Huntington Beach, Calif., Phyllis Carter, San Diego, Calif., and Anthony Ortiz, Walnut, Calif.- 21 grandchildren, 31great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Services, Christ the King Church. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. Friday, followed by interment at 2 p.m. at the San Luis Valley Cemetery in Monte Vista, Colo.
Ortiz, Melaquias Jr.
Melaquias Ortiz Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2001 - Melaquias Ortiz Jr., went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 21, 2001. Born on Nov. 5, 1940, in Jaroso, Colo. Preceded in death by his father, Melaquias Ortiz Sr.; and baby brother, "Max." He has left to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 33 years, Rebecca "Becky"; his mother, Josie; children, Roman (Roseen), Joseph (Christina), Julie (Carlos), Jason (Jennifer), Cherie, Tanisha and Michael; nine grandchildren; and he also raised as his own Bev (Rudy) Hernandez and Brenda Castro. Siblings, Suzie (Frank) Sisneros, Norbert (Frances) Ortiz, Eddie (Barbara) Ortiz, Pat (Judy) Ortiz, Elaine (Richard) Zamora, Florence (Alex) Ortiz, Charolette (Felix) Salas, Bobby (Pam) Ortiz, Bertha (Alvin) Espinoza; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and the Ortega family, who loved him dearly and whom he loved. Mel served his country in the Marine Corps. He enjoyed singing, watching football, helping others, and had a great sense of humor. He was a wonderful and faithful husband, father and friend. Through it all, he learned to trust in Jesus, his Lord and Savior. Services to be held on Monday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m., both at the Good Shepherd Church, 1216 Beech St., Pueblo. Officiated by his son and pastor, Roman Ortiz. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
Ortiz, Michael F. Jr.
Michael F. Ortiz Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 1998 - Michael F. Ortiz Jr., Denver, formerly of Pueblo, died June 5, 1998. Husband of Gloria- son of the late Michael Ortiz and Carmen and Antonio Chavez- father of Michael F. (Cindy) Ortiz III, Rachel Ortiz, Brandon (Kimi) Ortiz, Leticia Ortiz, Georganne (DJ) Contreras and John Leyba- brother of Mercedes Granillo, Rebecca Ortiz, Timothy (Peggy) Ortiz, Lorraine Solis, Jeanette Galvan and Antoinette Chavez- numerous grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Service, 6 p.m. Friday, Funeraria Latina, 2406 Federal Blvd., Denver. Family will receive friends at 2319 E. Routt.
Ortiz, Norena V.
Norena V. Ortiz - Huerfano World - October 11, 1990 - Norena Ortiz, 62, died Oct. 4, 1990, in Denver after a long illness. Born Aug. 26, 1928, in Dixon, NM, the daughter of George and Endelicia Sanchez, she was married to Edward Ortiz in Denver, Dec. 21, 1944, who preceded her in death Aug. 22, 1989. She was a member of St. Mary Church. Dolores Lingo, La Veta, Barbara Wilson, Dorothy Ortivez, Arthur Ortiz, Richard Ortiz and Emily Ortiz, all of Walsenburg; three brothers, Frutoso and Albert Sanchez, both of Dixon, NM and Nelson Sanchez, Walsenburg; 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Quiteria "Katie" Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2000 - Quiteria "Katie" Ortiz, born Sept. 29, 1926, passed away Feb. 8, 2000. Survived by her children, Lolly (Jose) Valdez, Daniel (Nadine) Ortiz and Tim Ortiz; grandchildren, Daniel (Rebecca) Ortiz, Danielle (Joshua) Soto, Joe (Alex) Valdez, Victor Valdez and Timothy Ortiz Jr.; three great-grandchildren; the father of her children, Dick Ortiz; sister, Erminda Cordova; brother, Sam (Alice) Dorrance; numerous nieces and nephews; and her special partner, "Chico," her dog. She will also be sadly missed by friends, Rose Romo and Esther Pena, and loving neighbors, the Emersons and Rebecca, along with her Pueblo Christian Center family. At her request, cremation with no services.
Raquel Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2004 - Raquel Ortiz, 95, affectionately known as "Grandma Quelita," passed away on March 9, 2004. She was born Oct. 5, 1908, in El Rito, N.M., to Serafino and Adelaida Gallegos, who preceded her in death; along with Dora Montoya, whom she raised; her husband, Jose Ortiz; and daughter, Angelina Lucero. Survived by her daughter, Margaret (Richard) Aragon; nephew, Joe Gallegos, whom she raised as a son; son-in-law, Dorotheo (Ruby) Lucero; grandchildren, Louise (Fred) DeLao, Richard (Dorothy) Aragon, Betty Vazquez, Lorraine (Joaquin) Venzor, Elaine Gurule, Merlinda Lucero; 10 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Thanks to the entire staff at University Park Care Center and a special thank you to Section 1 staff. Viewing, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, and Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday; both services at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.
Rena Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2002 - (Photo) Rena Ortiz, 52, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter-in-law, departed this life Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002. A lifetime Puebloan, Rena was born Jan. 6, 1950, to the union of Mariano and Guadalupe Rodriguez. They precede her in death as do a son, Anthony Scott Ortiz; niece, Suzanne Felipe; brother-in-law, John Romero; and nephews, Genaro Casados and Eric Jason Autobee, Oct. 18, 2002. Rena was a registered nurse with a bachelor of science degree in nursing and a master's degree in nursing administration. She was employed at the Colorado Department of Corrections San Carlos Division. She had a passion for reading and continuing education of the nursing field. She enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable garden and baking cookies and candy. Her greatest joy was spending time with her beloved grandson, Jacob. She leaves to cherish her memory beloved husband, Jose Ortiz; daughter, Valerie Ortiz; son, Joe Ortiz; grandson, Jacob Harmon; siblings, Russell Rodriguez, Gloria (Curtis) Medalen, Angie Rachel Lovato, Frances (Edward) Mares and Josie (Carlos) Aguilar; special daughter, Lucille Dick; special grandson, Preston Dick; father and mother-in-law, Ben and Grace Ortiz; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill (Faustina) Ortiz, Lola (Robert) Autobee, Cathy Lucero, Margie Romero, Ben Ortiz, Rick (Nancy) Ortiz and Jeff Ortiz; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, including her DOC family. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Wednesday. Both services, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Cremation to follow the Mass. The Ortiz family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the Mass.
Ortiz, Rosanna M.
Rosanna M. Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2001 - Rosanna M. Ortiz, 86, passed on to a better life on Nov. 13, 2001. Predeceased by her parents, Ciriaco Romero and Rasario Gonzales Romero; her loving husband, Albert Ortiz in 1998; daughter, Gloria Ortiz; brothers, Pete Romero, Antonio Romero, Leo Romero; and sister, Theresa Garcia. Survived by her children, Grace Roybal of La Veta, Colo., Barbara (Adam) Baca of Pueblo, Lorraine (Jake) Cisneros of La Veta and David Ortiz of Pueblo; nephews, Anthony Romero and John Droghio, whom she raised as her own; brothers, Joe Romero, Ben (Betty) Romero, Robert (Rosalie) Romero; sisters, Sofie (Fred) Patterson, Connie (Charles) Hernandez, Patsy (Ted) Baca, Mary (Jim) Birmingham, Sharon (Jack) Fairfield, Dorothy (Tim) Chimento, Christine (Art) Vallejos, Florence Duran, Shirley (James) Jaquez and Paula (Ike) Faulkner; sister-in-law, Agnes Vallejos; brothers-in-law, Joe Garcia and Paul Alire; 18 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Good Shepherd Church, 1216 E. Beech, Pueblo, Rev. Roman Ortiz officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Ortiz, Rosario P.
Rosario P. Oritz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2000 - Rosario P. Ortiz, age 79, of Holly, Colo., died April 25, 2000. Rosary/scripture service, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2000. Both services at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Holly. Visitation from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Valley Memorial-Holly Chapel. Memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Foundation or to the church.
Rose Jimenez Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2003 - Rose Jimenez Ortiz, 83, Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Pueblo, departed this life at home on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, with her family and friends at her bedside. Rose was born in Pueblo, Colo., one of nine children, to the union of Felix and Desideria Jimenez. She is preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Fermin Ortiz (March 2003) and grandson Justin. She leaves to cherish her memory a brother Joe Jimenez, Albuquerque, Carl Jimenez, and special niece Carlotta Munoz, Pueblo, her children, Irene (Bill) Hovey, Margaret (David) Gabaldon, and Nancy Gandara, grandchildren, Debbie, Ronnie, Valerie, Mark, Denise, Celina, Janeen, Gabriel and Deanne, as well as 27 great-great-grandchildren, all of Albuquerque, N.M., and countless other family members and friends. She will be sadly missed by all. The family would like to thank her caregivers including family friend Lou Wessel. Services will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1860 Griegos, N.W., Albuquerque, N.M. Rosary on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003 at 3:00 p.m., burial on Monday, Nov. 24, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements are being handled through Strongthorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal, S.E., Albuquerque, N.M.
Roseanna Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2006 - Roseanna Ortiz, 83, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 29, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Ortiz. Survived by her children, Frances (Ralph) Chavez, Eddie (Gayle) Ortiz, LeeRoy (Sherri) Ortiz, Richard (Donna) Ortiz, Larry (Anita) Ortiz, Manuel (Licha) Ortiz Jr. and Deanna Ortiz; brothers, Paul (Josie) Romero and Andrew Romero; 28 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. today, with vigil service to follow, 7 p.m.; both at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Saturday, Our Lady of the Meadows. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after burial.
Ruby Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2003 - Ruby Ortiz, 77, of Pueblo, formerly of Capulin, went home to be with the Lord April 2, 2003. Born Jan. 4, 1926. Survived by her son, Fred (Nellie) Arellano; daughter, Becki (Pat) Phelan; two sisters; and five grandchildren. Vigil Rosary, 7 p.m. tonight, at Romero Chapel, Alamosa, Colo. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Parish, Capulin.
Sadie Ortiz - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - September 11, 2003 - Sadie Ortiz, a former Trinidad resident, passed away September 3, 2003 in Denver. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, Nash Ortiz and two infant sons, Junior and Donald. Sadie was born in Trinidad, Colorado, December 23, 1910. Her parents, Lucas and Martina Duran, brother Nash Duran and sisters Rose Gomez and Rafelita Montez preceded her in death. She is survived by 5 daughters and 4 sons; George M. Ortiz, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Flora M. Trujillo, Chicago, Illinois, Martha B. Duran, Lakewood, Colorado, Linda A. Konecko, Thornton, Colorado, Josie S. Romero, Phoenix, Arizona, Leroy Z. Ortiz, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Samuel R. Ortiz, Colorado Springs, Colorado, James E. Ortiz, Brighton, Colorado and Kay L. Fiser, Wheatridge, Colorado. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation took place on Sunday, September 7 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Celebration of Life Service (Rosary) followed visitation at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place on Monday, September 8, 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers are Timothy Ortiz, Mark Ortiz, Matthew Ortiz, Ricky Romero, Ronnie Romero and Ryan Fiser. Honorary pallbearers are Christopher Ortiz and all her grandchildren. The family of Sadie Ortiz has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.
Ortiz, Stefanie M.
Stefanie M. Ortiz - Huerfano World - October 26, 2006 - Stefanie M. Ortiz, born February 10, 1968 in Colorado Springs, passed away October 20, 2006 in Gardner. Beloved mother of daughters, Torrie, Angelica, and Dezire. Also survived by parents, Ed and Bea Duenas and Vernon and Beverly Diaz; brothers, Anthony Diaz and Eddie Duenas; sister, Jennifer Diaz. Survivors also include several nieces, a nephew and dear friends. "Be strong and let your heart take courage all you hope in the Lord". Viewing 2 to 6 p.m., Friday, October 27, 2006 at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home. Funeral service 10 a.m., Saturday, October 28 at Sacred heart Catholic Church in Gardner. Burial in Gardner Catholic Cemetery.
Susano Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 1998 - Susano Ortiz passed away Jan. 4, 1997, after a brief illness. He was retired from the Santa Fe Railroad. He was born Jan. 2, 1916, in Las Vegas, N.M., to the union of Fructuoso Ortiz and Cresencia Montano who precede him in death. He is also preceded in death by his twin brother, Manuel Ortiz Sr. He is survived by a special sister-in-law, Rosanna Ortiz- nieces, Frances (Ralph) Chavez, Phoenix, Ariz., and Deanna (Dwight Porter) Ortiz, Pueblo- nephews, Eddie (Gayle) Ortiz, Pueblo, Leroy (Sherri) Ortiz, Arvada, Colo., Richard (Susan), Larry (Anita) and Manuel Jr. (Kim) Ortiz, all of Pueblo. He is also survived by numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and rosary at 7 p.m. at the Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Meadows, 23 Starling Drive. Family will receive friends and relatives at 39 Barclay Drive and 48 Solar Drive.
Ortiz, Victor Sr.
Victor Ortiz Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 1999 - Victor Ortiz Sr., of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 9, 1999. Preceded in death by loving wife of 58 years, Marjorie Ortiz. Survived by children, Bernice Zamora, Victor (Freya) Ortiz Jr., Christina Ortiz, all of Pueblo, and Phyliss Ortiz of Denver- grandchildren, Rhonda (Pilar) Segovia, Katarina Zamora, Susan Phillips, Amy (Mark) Martinez, Sean (Mary) Ortiz, Kirsten Ortiz, Keri (Tim) Joly, Teri (Steve) Blanco, and Kris Ann Gomez- 15 great-grandchildren- brother, Toribio Ortiz- sister, Connie Abeyta- special nephew and companion, Albert Ortiz. Also survived by numerous special nieces and nephews. A considerably different Earth as we enter heaven teaches us to be modest, patient, and constructive in all actions. At the door of the family house, before entering, we go into a forest, into a house of dust. We sit down and weep together in love." Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, Our Lady of the Assumption. Interment to follow, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
August Ortlon Yuma Pioneer July 24, 1903 Judge August Ortlon, a pioneer resident of Las Animas county, died at his home in Sopris July 19th. For the last eight years he had been justice of the peace at Sopris. He was a native of Germany, sixty-eight years of age, and leaves a widow and several married children.
Myrtle Osban - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 1999 - Myrtle Osban, 86, lifetime Lamar resident, passed away May 14, 1999. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Peacock Funeral Home. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Osborn, Marilyn Ann
Marilyn Ann McAfee Osborn - Pueblo Chieftain - May 01, 2003 - Marilyn Ann McAfee Osborn passed away April 28, 2003. She was born Aug. 28, 1933, in Chickasha, Okla., to Clyde F. and Mary Virginia McAfee who preceded her in death. Survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Jimmie R. Osborn; children, Robert Gene Osborn, New Ulm, Minn., and Susan Virginia Osborn, Denver; brother, Robert M. (Marilyn) McAfee, Melbourne, Fla.; sister-in-law, Reta (Lee) Bailey; brother-in-law, Gene (Rose) Osborn, Denver; mother-in-law, Anna Sue Osborn, Pueblo; numerous nieces and nephews; and close friends, Pat Mulay, Rebecca and Jana Pontaski. Marilyn was a member of National Honor Society in high school. She was employed by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Agriculture, co-owner of Treasure Island Liquors from 1969 until 1983, owner/manager of Osborn's Tot To Teen in Sunset Plaza from 1974 until 1978, co-owner of Osborn's Village Liquor, Inc. from 1990 until 1994. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 4 until 6 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2003, at Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. George White officiating. Private committal, Mountain View Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.
Osborn, Milo Allee
Milo Allee Osborn - Caρon City Daily Record - August 10, 2005 - Milo Allee Osborn, 88, a gentleman and a gentle man, died at his Loveland home, Osborn Farm, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005. Milo was born in Fort Collins on April 3, 1917, the only child of Clarence Frazer and Myrtle (Allee) Osborn. He lived in Wellington through elementary school years, Fort Collins during junior high and graduated from Windsor High School in 1935. He studied forestry at Colorado A & M (now Colorado State University) where he met Madalyn Bacus. They were married May 22, 1944, in Trinidad. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1946 as a tail gunner on B29s. They lived in Monte Vista for two years prior to 1948-1958 when he worked for the City of Fort Collins Light & Power and taught at F.E. Warren Air Force Base. The balance of his career was with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation at Brush 1958-1967 and in Loveland from 1967 until his retirement in 1977. Milo and Madalyn built a home in 1967 on the Osborn family farm settled by his great grandparents, W.B. and Margaret Osborn in 1861. He was very proud of his deep Colorado roots and family heritage and spent almost every Fourth of July at the Osborn family cabin in the Big Thompson Canyon built by his grandfather Milo Y. Osborn and his uncle Kenneth in 1916. He was a strong family man to whom his children and grandsons meant a lot. He kept up on their interests and activities and encouraging their independence and sense of responsibility. Milo was well read, had a keen memory for details and facts and was very knowledgeable of world geography and United States and world history as well as local, state, national and world current events. He was a 50-year member of Fort Collins Masonic Lodge No. 19, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason of the Rocky Mountain Consistory, member of the Loveland Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow, member of First Christian Church, and former president of the Loveland Museum Board. Madalyn and he enjoyed traveling to various parts of the world and visited all 50 states. Milo was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Madalyn and a son, Don. He is survived by a son, Dale and wife Pam of Loveland; a daughter, Sue of Loveland; and grandsons, Wallis of Chicago, Ill., Yates and wife Allison of Portland, Ore., and Conor of Loveland. He is also survived by seven cousins. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005, at First Christian Church, 2000 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland. Family will greet friends, 6-8 p.m., today, Tuesday, at Allnutt-Hunter Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Larimer County, First Christian Church or the Loveland Historical Society in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 2100 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80538.
Osborn, Veree H.
Veree H. Osborn - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 1987 - Veree H. Osborn, 80, of 2601 Bird Creek Dr., Temple, Texas, died Sept. 14, 1 987, at Scott and White Hospital, Temple. Survived by nephew, William L. Roberts, Pueblo; brother-in-law, Ralph Osborn, Tucson, Ariz.; and sister-in-law, Mrs. Edwin Webber, Chanute, Kan. She was preceded in death by her husband, O.H. Osborn, who was retired as vice president of personnel for the Santa Fe Railroad. O.H. and Veree resided in Austin, Texas, for a number of years before moving to Temple. Prior to her marriage she was secretary and bookkeeper for the county commissioners in Pueblo and a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church, Temple. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday at St. Luke's Catholic Church with the Rev. Walter Matus officiating. Entombment at Bellwood Memorial Mausoleum. Friends are invited and will be welcomed after the services at the Osborn home.
Osborn, William T.
William T. "Bill" Osborn - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 1999 - William T. "Bill" Osborn, 82, former longtime Kiowa County Resident, passed away May 5, 1999. Graveside services, 2 p.m. Monday at the Towner Cemetery in Towner, Colo. Visitation from 2-4 p.m. today at the Peacock Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday at the Towner Methodist Church.
Osborne, Glenn A.
Glenn A. Osborne - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 2001 - Glenn A. Osborne passed away May 5, 2001, in Pueblo. Glenn was born Sept. 22, 1924 in Two Buttes, Colo., to Amie and Pearl Osborne. Glenn was employed as an accountant at the CF&I Steel Mill for 32 years before retiring in 1980. He is survived by his wife, Betty Lee Osborne; his children, Allen Osborne, Donna (Robert) Welborn, Arthur (Cindy) Osborne, Robert Osborne and Ronald Osborne; seven grandchildren, Dawn (Rich) Martinez, Tonia (Robert) Hendrich, Tiffany, Anthony and Susie Welborn, Nicole and Jessica Osborne; two great-grandchildren, Tyler Martinez and Bobbi Jean Hendrich; three sisters, Ruth (Stanley) Wills, Ruby (Jr.) Cole and Jeanne Pittullo; two brothers, Wayne Osborne and Roy (Betty Lou) Osborne; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation for Mr. Osborne will be held from 1 p.m. until 6 on Wednesday at Davis Mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2001 in the Lake Avenue Baptist Church, 1345 Lake Avenue. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in memory of Mr. Osborne be made to the Lake Avenue Baptist Church Scholarship Fund or to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.
Osborne, Grace E. Bergman
Grace E. (Bergman) Osborne - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 9, 2007 - Grace E. (Bergman) Osborne of Pueblo, Colo., passed from this life peacefully on Feb. 1, 2007, in Pueblo, Colorado. Grace was born on Sept. 26, 1924, to Fred and Edith Kirchmar. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth C. Osborne; bothers, Ray, Alfred, Carl, Billy Jake and Freddie; and sister, Agnes Hotaling. She is survived by her daughter, Carlene "Ginger" (Robert) Woods; stepdaughters, Julie (Randy) Sabados, Gail (Bill) Baer, Jamie (Steve) Rollert and Tina (Rich) Pearson; grandchildren, Devan (Lanaci) Woods, Jonathon Sabados, Anna (Kyle) Mueller, David Rollert and Elizabeth and Katie Baer; great-grandchildren, Danielle, Zachary and Hannah Woods; sister-in-law, Vera Kirchmar; numerous nieces and nephews, other family members, and dear friends. Grace spent the younger years tending bar in the Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver areas until 1977 when she met and married Kenneth C. Osborne. Ken was her best friend and loving companion. They loved to travel, and did so for many years before they settled in California and remained there until Ken's death in 2005. She then returned to Pueblo to be close to her daughter and family. Grace was a liberated woman before it became fashionable, she had a joy for life and people and a resilience that was amazing. Music was her passion and she had a beautiful singing voice. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. Our sincere thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Sharmar Care Center for the loving attention they provided at all times. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Charity on behalf of Sharmar Village and their Memory Walk. A celebration of Grace's life will be planned at a later date.
Osborne, Ida Mae
Ida Mae Osborne - Huerfano World - May 19, 1994 - Ida Mae Osborne, 74, of Walsenburg, died Monday, May 16, 1994, in Huerfano Medical Center where she had been a patient for three weeks. She had been in ill health for several years. Born in Rouse Apr. 8, 1920, to Luigi and Ancilia Bellina Sarti, her parents moved to a ranch when she was nine years old. She attended school in Rouse through the eighth grade. She married J.K. Osborne Oct. 17, 1942 and while he worked on the Capps ranch they lived in Pryor. In 1950, they purchased a candy store from Harry Haines across the street north from what is now Middle School. She had lived in their home behind the candy store since purchase. She was a member of St. Mary Church and the VFW Auxiliary. Survivors include two sons, James Osborne and Jack Osborn, Golden; four brothers, Mario Farenzena, Denver, Geno and Frank Sarti, Walsenburg and Pete Sarti, Golden; two sisters, Vera Forbidussi, Walsenburg and Dina Farmer, Wheatridge; five grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Rosary was Wednesday and Funeral mass was Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.
Osborne, J. Harold
J. Harold Osborne - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 1986 - J. Harold Osborne, a Pueblo resident since 1922, late of 1020 E. Ninth, passed away June 26, 1986. Mr. Osborne was a member of the First Baptist Church; Past master of the Silver State Lodge 95, AF&AM; Past Grand Tiler of the Grand Lodge of Colorado; member of Southern Colorado Consistory, BPOE 90, and the Retired Supervisors of the Post Office. He is survived by his wife, Vivian L. Osborne, of the family home; a nephew, Floyd Osborne of Cypress, Calif.; and many other nephews and nieces. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with Dr. David E. Horton of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery. Those who wish may make donations to the First Baptist Church Library through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 1020 E. Ninth.
Norman Osborne - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2000 - Norman Osborne, 81, passed away June 18, 2000. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.
Pearl Osborne - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 1987 - Pearl Osborne, late of Pueblo, died Feb. 22, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by children, Glen (Betty Lee) Osborne, Beulah; Ruth (Stan) Wills, Victoria, Texas; Ruby (Junior) Cole, Gunnison; Roy (Betty Lou) Osborne, Pueblo; Jeanne (Scott) Pittullo, Dolores, Colo.; and Wayne Osborne, Pueblo. Also survived by sister, Mrs. Ada Walker, Lewis, Kan.; 25 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Member of Lake Avenue Baptist Church. Born Jan. 21, 1899, in Pittsburg, Kan. Pueblo resident since 1952. Mrs. Osborne worked as a dietitian at the Colorado State Hospital for five years, retiring in 1957. Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, Lake Avenue Baptist Church, with the Revs. Mark Tuttle and Harold R. Tuttle officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation, noon until 8:30 p.m. today.
Osborne, William C.
William C. Osborne - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2001 - William C. Osborne, 103, passed away Jan. 15, 2001, in Florence. Services will be held in Burlington, Colo.
Osbourn, Pearl N.
Pearl N. Osbourn - Colorado Springs Gazette August 11, 2006 - Pearl N. Osbourn, 90, passed away at the family home on June 15, 2006, with her family and friends at her side. She was born September 2, 1915 in Ott, AR to Nellie and Fred Spencer. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Swinney, son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Linda Swinney of Littleton; son and daughter-in-law, George and Gail Osbourn, Jr. of Kansas City; granddaughters: Marla Neal of Cedaredge; Stacy Swinney of Seattle; and a great-grandson, Tyler Neal. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Wilma and Leon Maesh of Pueblo; and nephews: Ken, Pat and Jon. She was preceded in death by her husband, George and brother, Eugene Spencer. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Pikes Peak Hospice for their assistance at a very difficult time. She was a talented, grand lady, who will be terribly missed by all who knew her.
Osckel, John S.
John S. Osckel - Denver Rocky Mountain News - October 01, 1999 - John S. Osckel, 59, of Lakewood died Sept. 28. Services will be Saturday, Oct. 2, at the American Legion Post No. 17, in Edgewater. Mr. Osckel was born in Walsenburg on March 9, 1940. He married Roberta Coleman, 1976. He was a longtime employee of the Denver Rocky Mountain News' classified advertising department and an officer of the Sons of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife; daughters Kenita Hoff of Idaho, Peggy Perez, Emma, both of Johnstown, Karen Aldrich of England, Jamie Goodwin of Washington, Phyllis Garcia of California, Rose Anderson of Texas; sons Alan Coleman of Washington, John of Arizona; brothers Garfield of Nevada, Joseph of Cripple Creek; sisters Anna Marie Packer and Louvella Atencio, both of Denver; 20 grandchildren.
Theodore Osckle - Huerfano World - April 11, 1991 - Former Huerfano Theodore Osckle, 72, of Denver, died Apr. 3, 1991, in that city. Born Oct. 2, 1919, in Walsenburg, he moved to Denver in 1942. Survivors include four brothers, Dave Vigil and Louis Vigil, Walsenburg, Alex Osckle, Reno, NV, and Pete Vigil, Denver.
Osgood, Ernest H.
Ernest H. Osgood Bayfield Blade July 9, 1915 Ernest H. Osgood, 57, for fifteen years assistant postmaster at Pueblo died of pneumonia.
Oshanek, S. Clifford
S. Clifford Oshanek - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 1998 - S. Clifford Oshanek, 88, passed away Jan. 17, 1998, in Alva, Okla. Survived by his daughter, Geraldine (Bob) Cason of Alva, Okla.- grandsons, Craig Cason of Pueblo and Todd Cason of Dallas, Texas. Preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Oksana Oshanek- his twin daughter, Jacqueline- brothers, William, John and Nick Oshanek- and sisters, Annie Koznuk and Mary Oshanek. Born May 10, 1909, in Sheho, Saskatchewan, Canada. In 1958 he became a citizen of the United States. Clifford was a linotype operator for the Pueblo Star Journal and Chieftain until his retirement in 1974. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, a member of Pathfinder Lodge No. 42 and a member of Communication Workers of America International Typographical Union. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. George White officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home office.
O'Shea, Sophie Hemmerle
Sophie Hemmerle O'Shea Pueblo Star Journal August 27, 1959 Pioneer Canon City Woman Dies In Texas Canon City Mrs. Sophie O'Shea, 87, of El Paso, Texas, aunt of Mrs. Eric McKellar and Mrs. Frances Thomas of Canon City, succumbed Aug. 16 after suffering a heart attack. She, the former Sophie Hemmerle, was the last member of the Hemmerle family, her two sisters preceding her in death within the past six weeks. A daughter of the Francis Paul Hemmerles, who were pioneer residents of Fremont County, she grew up and received her schooling here and was a member of one of the earliest high school graduating classes in Canon City. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Ed Keicher of El Paso, Tex., her two nieces, and a nephew, Willard Felton of Pueblo. The Eric McKellars of Canon City and the Willard Feltons of Pueblo attended the funeral services held at El Paso, Aug. 17.
Oshel, Beverly J.
Beverly J. Oshel - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 2000 - Beverly J. Oshel, 62, passed away Sept. 29, 2000. Survived by her husband, James Oshel; parents, Lawrence and Vivian Lewis; and brother, Larry (Pam) Lewis, all of Pueblo. At her request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.
Maximiliano Oskle - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 1986 - Maximiliano Oskle, affectionately known as "Max," died Jan. 7, 1986. Evening Mass, 7 o'clock Friday, and rosary recitation, 9 a.m. Saturday, both services at Our Lady of Assumption Church. Graveside military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family at 2118 Hollywood Drive.
Osleson, Esther Kuchler
Esther Kuchler Osleson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 1986 - Esther Kuchler Osleson, late of 1636 Gaylord Ave., died unexpectedly July 30, 1986, at a local hospital after a brief illness. Survived by her husband, Clarence "Slim" Osleson, of the family home; stepson, Curtis (Leilani) Osleson, Pueblo; stepdaughter, Lisa (Jerry) Knafelc, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; three grandchildren. Also survived by a niece, Dolores (Kenneth) Kochis, Pueblo; four great-nephews, four great-great-nephews and five great-great-nieces. Member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Pueblo West; and Sons of Norway, Fjellheim Lodge, Colorado Springs. Born Dec. 2, 1915, in Pueblo. Lifetime Pueblo resident, farming in the Baxter area until 1968, when they moved to Pueblo. Mrs. Osleson was known for the flowers she grew. Preceded in death by her parents and sister, Edna Mullennix, in 1971. Clarence "Slim" and Esther Osleson were married Nov. 12, 1977. Services, 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Ray Holzhaur officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation from 2 to 8:30 p.m. today.
Osmanski, Alan D.
Alan D. Osmanski - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1996 - Alan D. Osmanski passed away Dec. 28, 1996. Preceded in death by father, Alphonse Osmanski in 1972. Survived by wife, Elizabeth; mother, Mae (Harold) Miller; children, Colleen (Gerald) Goff, Doreen
Osnowitz, Avis A.
Avis A. Osnowitz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 07, 2001 - Avis A. Osnowitz, age 82, born July 11, 1918, passed away April 5, 2001. Mrs. Osnowitz was preceded in death by her husband, David Osnowitz in 1977; son, James E. Osnowitz, 1965; grandson, Steven Osnowitz, 1976; and parents, Roy E. and Della Mae Nichols. She is survived by her sons, Derald Osnowitz of Texas and Bill (Carolyn) Osnowitz, Pueblo; grandson, Michael Osnowitz; and step-grandchildren, Carrie (Ron) Lind, Tina (Ken) Landers, Brad (Roberta) Coxen and Todd Coxen (Chris Smith); as well as six step-great-grandchildren. Viewing, 2 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to the J.E. Osnowitz Scholarship Fund at USC or to Pueblo Towers Fund in care of the funeral home office in her memory.
Osnowitz, James Edward
James Edward Osnowitz - Colorado Springs Free Press - June 18, 1965 - Pueblo Newsman Drowns in Flood Near Larkspur - The body of a 22-year-old Pueblo newsman was pulled from his submerged car near Larkspur, Douglas County, Thursday. James Edward Osnowitz, a summer employe of the Pueblo Chieftain and Star-Journal, was found by skin divers. Because officials of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office could not reach the area, Sheriff Earl L. Sullivan of El Paso County ordered the body brought out. The body was taken to St. Francis Hopsital and then to the Law Mortuary pending transfer to Pueblo. Osnowitz was born on Jan. 9, 1943, at Sioux City, Iowa. He was a recent graduate of Southern Colorado State College at Pueblo and held a scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania School of Journalism. The Osnowitz car apparently crashed through a barricade and he was trapped inside by flooding waters Wednesday, according to the report.
Ostendorf, Doris Elaine
Doris Elaine Ostendorf - Kearney Hub - June 3, 2005 - Kearney, NE - Doris Elaine Ostendorf, 84, of Gothenburg died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg with the Rev. Wendy Ruetten officiating. Burial will be at Gothenburg Cemetery. Visitation will be until 5 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Blase Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg. She was born May 9, 1921, in Trinidad, Colo., to John and Mary Anna (Fredling) Miller. On Oct. 4, 1940, she married Marcus Ostendorf in Norton, Kan. He died Sept. 4, 1998. Survivors include son, Richard of Gothenburg; daughter, Jonette Jensen of Holdrege; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Oster, Albert E.
Albert E. Oster - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 1999 - Albert E. Oster, passed away Feb. 23, 1999, at his home in Pueblo. Albert was born April 17, 1914, in Eureka, S.D. He moved with his family as a young man to the Denver area and then to the Beulah area in 1949 where he and his wife farmed and ranched for nearly 50 years. Albert was a great outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. Mr. Oster is survived by his wife of 63 years, Elsie Oster- his children, Dale (Donna) Oster, Wayne Oster and Lauri Jones-Shallbetter, all of Pueblo- as well as five grandchildren. He was liked by all who knew him. At his request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation in the Davis Crematory.
Deborah Oster - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2002 - Passed away Feb. 19, 2002. Deborah was born March 16, 1966, in Pueblo and was a graduate of County High School Class of 1984. She was the general manager of the Ranchman Restaurant and also managed the Loaf 'N Jug Store in Vineland. She is survived by her parents, Wayne Oster and Donna (John) Riebschlager; her grandmother, Irene Jamnik, all of Pueblo; her best friend and companion, Leroy Sykes of Colorado Springs; uncles, Albert (Nancy) Jamnik of Avondale, William (Becky) Jamnik of Las Animas, Warner Jamnik of Loveland; aunts, Sharon (Robert) Ellingboe of New Mexico, Sue (Frank) Latka of Pueblo, Shirley (Bradley) Steward of Pueblo, Betty Aldrich of Pueblo and several cousins. Deborah will lie in state at the mortuary from 2 until 8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery.
Oster, Donna Lee
Donna Lee Oster - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2006 - Donna Lee Oster, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend was released from her suffering and passed away on June 18, 2006, after a lengthy illness. Donna was born on March 4, 1943, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, to Archibald and Verna Spell Carter, who are both deceased. She attended South High School and lived in Pueblo all of her life. Donna was a great cook and homemaker. She was an excellent seamstress and also knitted and crocheted. She loved going to garage sales, using e-mail on her computer and was an ardent cat lover. Donna had a quick wit and could always make people laugh. She loved life and will be sorely missed. Donna is survived by her husband, Dale, to whom she was married for over 40 years. She also is survived by her daughter, Sheila; son, David; brothers, Art and Vernon; sister, Joyce; as well as many other family members and friends who loved her dearly. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2006, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 3910 O'Neal.
Osterhout, Jon S. Sr.
Jon S. Osterhout Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2006 - Jon S. Osterhout Sr., 46, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 17, 2006. He is survived by his loving wife, Bobie Joy Osterhout; children, Lance Cpl. Jon S. Osterhout Jr., USMC, and Joshua I. Osterhout; siblings, Dana Osterhout, Paul I. Osterhout and Eileen Caya Osterhout. Prayer service, 7:30 p.m. today, with viewing prior to service at the church. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday; all at Christian Growth Center. Interment to follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall following the interment at 6 p.m.
Jay Ostrander - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - February 13, 1920 - Jay Ostrander Reported Dead - Yesterday's Democrat stated that Jay Ostrander, son of U. D. Ostrander of the Spring Creek section, had died at Pueblo. This is the second death in that family within a week. Jay was a brother of Edith Nebeker whose death occurred last Wednesday a week ago. Jay Ostrander farmed in the Tiffany section until last fall. He was about 33 years of age and was married and had three children. The near relatives are U. D. Ostrander, father, Will Ostrander, brother living in Nevada, H. H. Ostrander, brother, of Muskogee, Okla. and Nelson Ostrander a brother living in Pueblo. The cause of his death has not been made known here.
Oswald, Warren R.
Warren R. Oswald - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 1997 - Warren R. Oswald passed away July 9, 1997, in Pueblo. He was born on July 8, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio, and had lived in Pueblo for many years. His survivors include his friends, Bud and Ruby Lee, Alan Rest, Fred and Judy Molitor- as well as a host of other friends. A will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, July 18, 1997, in the Davis Memorial Chapel.
Osweiler, John Frank
John Frank "Jack" Osweiler - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 1998 - Baldwin-Hughey Funeral Home, New Smyrna Beach, Fla. 32168 - John Frank "Jack" Osweiler, 79, of Edgewater, Fla., died Sunday, May 30, 1998, at Oceanview Nursing Home. He was born in LaCrosse, Wis., on May 30, 1919. Mr. Osweiler worked for the Pueblo Star Journal for more than 45 years. Mr. Osweiler was a former WWII U.S Army veteran serving in the South Pacific. He was awarded the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Battle Star, American Defense Service Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon, three Battle Stars and six Overseas Service Bars. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marie Osweiler, of the family home- daughter, Jacklyn Connelly, Boulder City, Nev.- son, John Frank Osweiler Jr., Edgewater, Fla.- sister, Alice Haas, LaCrosse, Wis.- brother, Frank Osweiler, Potter, Neb.- and also by two grandchildren.
Ota, Lena E.
Lena E. "Lee" Ota - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2001 - Lena E. "Lee" Ota of Pueblo, Colo., went to be with her Lord on April 11, 2001. Preceded in death by her husband, Isami "Sam" Ota; and daughter, Julie Ann Ota. Survived by her children, Vernon (Evelyn) Ota, Carol (Randy) Oles, Sharon (Bob) Kochis, Larry Ota (Amy Kelly), and Nancy Ota (Greg Asseff). Grandmother of Mikaela, Daniel, Lance, Andrea, Kristin, Larry (Shannon) and Lavon. Sister of Ruby Eguchi, Rose Shibao, Mae (Ken) Imamura, Setts Eguchi, Ben Moribe; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also survived by many special friends and neighbors. Born March 6, 1927, in Fort Lupton, Colo. Graduated from Barnes Business School and was employed as a legal secretary prior to raising her six children. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and Pueblo Chapter No. 7, OES. In lieu of flowers and food, please make donations to the Pueblo Chapter No. 7, OES, Wesley United Methodist Church or charity of donor's choice in honor of Lee. She will lie in state at the funeral home Friday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. Eastern Star service and interment at Mountain View Cemetery prior to service. Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford, with Rev. Kim James officiating. Reception will follow.
Joseph Otego - Basalt Journal - September 1, 1906 - Joseph Otego, aged fourteen, son of Frank Otego, the wealthiest sheep owner living on the Apishapa river in Las Animas county, was killed by lightening while herding sheep on the afternoon of August 21st. He shepherd dog went to the house, a considerable distance, and alarmed the family, who went out next morning and found the boy dead, with his clothing burned to a crisp.
Ben Otero - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 2001 - Ben Otero, 60, passed away June 30, 2001. Survived by his loving wife, Dora; mother, Elena Otero; children, Ben (Claire) Grieve, Corey Grieve, Tim Grieve, Tammy (Dana) Cortez, Pam Bandini; stepchildren, Linda (Ted) Sandoval, Debra Brown, Joe (Carol) Casados, Daniel (Michelle) Casados; six sisters; grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Eduardo Otero; and brother, Mel Otero. Ben was a member of F.O.E. No. 145 and Holy Family Parish. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, July 2, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, both at Holy Family Parish.
Eduardo Otero - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 1999 - Eduardo Otero, 83, of Pueblo, passed away July 15, 1999 . Survived by his wife of 64 years, Elena- children, Adelena (John) Medina, Benjerman (Dora) Otero, Rose M. (James) Jewell, Lydia (Fred) Zamarripa, Mary Ellen (Ron) Carreon, MaryAnn (Anastacio) Jaquez, Marina E. (Ted) Drummond- numerous grandchildren-great-grandchildren- and other relatives. Preceded in death by his son, Melisendro Otero in 1990- and grandson, Mele Otero in 1994. Eduardo worked at CF&I in the wire mill for 34 years. He was a member of Holy Family Church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, both services at Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Jennie Otero - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2000 - Jennie Otero, age 78, born to Simplicia and Jesus Medina on June 15, 1922, in Wagon Mound, N.M., passed away Aug. 22, 2000. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Orlando A. Otero; and her brother, Anthony Medina. Survived by her daughters, Claudia (Les) Robinson and Shiela Otero (Bob Gonzales); sons, Orlando A. (Donna) Otero Jr. and Ronald L. (Robin) Otero; grandchildren, Cassandra (Larry) May, Tammy (Cliff) Gonzales, Shawna (Tom) Rice, Sean and Jeffrey Otero, Colin Otero, Amanda and Devon Gonzales; great-grandchildren, Joshua and Mitchell May, Regan Pena, Ariana, Kaitlin and David Gonzales. Also survived by her brother, Pete (Isabel) Medina, John Gomez; sister, Stella Espinosa; and sister-in-law, Sue Medina; along with numerous nieces; nephews; cousins; and special friends, Tillie and Bob Navarro. Jennie loved to sew, cook and teach Sunday School and primary, which she did for 40 years. Her greatest enjoyment was having her grandchildren and great-grandchildren around her. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday at the LDS (Mormon) church at 4720 Surfwood Lane. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Visitation, 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends at 4720 Surfwood Lane following services. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made in her memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.
Juanita Otero - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 1999 - Juanita Otero, 85, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 20, 1999. Born May 11, 1914, Sofia, N.M. Preceded in death by her husband, Seferino Otero; father, Federico Salazar; and children, Filbert, Gilbert and Cecil Otero. Survived by her children, Robert Martinez, Joe Martinez, Apolonio (Martha) Otero, Betty Robinson, Mary Valdez, Theresa Hernandez, Anthony Otero, Claudine Cordova (Gil Vigil), and Irene Martinez, all of Pueblo; 23 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Juanita enjoyed watching the Broncos, playing bingo, embroidering and Cripple Creek. Juanita also walked three miles a day and enjoyed the time she spent with her family. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass pending. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 2606 E. Orman.
Otero, Lewis N.
Lewis N. "Lou" Otero - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2005 - Lewis N. "Lou" Otero, 54, went to be with the Lord on April 8, 2005, in Pueblo. Born May 10, 1950, in Las Animas, to Arthur and Cora Otero. Preceded in death by his mother, Cora Otero; daughter, Cynthia, brothers, Johnny and Pete Otero. Survived by his father, Arthur Otero; his loving wife of 34 years, Barbara Otero; children, Anthony, Jolene, and Mark Otero; nine grandchildren; siblings, Helen Medina, Linda (Charlie) Guerrero, Raymond, and Robert Otero; mother-in-law, Beatrice Baca; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Lou was a loving son, husband, father and papo who will be missed by all. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Joseph Otmar - Pueblo Chieftain, June 26, 1977 - Joseph Otmar. Graveside services 11 a.m. Monday, Lakeside Cemetery.
Oto, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Oto - Pueblo Chieftain - August 02, 2003 - Mary Elizabeth Oto, our beloved daughter, sister, mother, auntie and friend, has left our world to join the Lord in His. She fought courageously, and now she takes eternal rest. Mary Elizabeth was born in Sidney, Neb., on Dec. 19, 1964. She is survived by her parents, Santiago Sr., and Erlinda Rosales. From above, she will be keeping a loving, watchful eye on her only daughter, Alyssa Mary Oto, and step son, Brandon Fletcher. Survived by her former spouses, Michael W. Oto and Gregory Scott Fletcher. She leaves many loved ones in this world. From Sacramento, she leaves her brother, Santiago Rosales Jr.; his wife, Emma; and their children, Emmahylnda, Caralyn and Marcia; her sister, Patricia; and her husband, Randy Hutchins; and their children, Kerrie, Amy and Matthew; her brother, Michael Rosales; his wife, Leticia; and their children, Jodi, Gabriella, Isabel, Julia, Payton and Benjamin; and her very special friend, Joni; and her children, Lyndsey and Lisa. From Chico, she leaves her brother, Steven Rosales; his wife, Debbie; and their children, Jeremy, Christopher, Tiffany and Jacob. From Yuba City, she leaves her brother, Patrick Rosales; his wife, Wendy; and their son, Martin. From Pueblo, Colo., she leaves her sister, Diana, and Daniel Sanchez; and their children, Jason and Jessica; her sister, Rosemary, and her husband, James Hayes; her brother, Paul Rosales Sr.; his wife, Anja; and their children, Alexis, Samantha and Paul Jr.; and from her already departed sister, Mary Ann Wuertele, she leaves her nephew, James Wuertele. She also has numerous relatives and loved ones from California, Colorado, Texas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Arizona, Virginia, Utah and Oklahoma. Mary was a graduate of Cordova High School, class of 1983 in Rancho Cordova, Calif. She was a licensed cosmetologist and practiced her trade, very well, for 20 years. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at St. Leander's Catholic Church, 1402 E. Eighth St., Pueblo, Colo. Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at St. Rose's Catholic Church, 5961 Franklin Blvd., in Sacramento, Calif. Mary's inurnment will be at the Imperial Gardens in Pueblo, Colo.
Catherine O'Toole - Pueblo Chieftain - April 09, 2001 - Catherine O'Toole fortified with the Holy rites of the Catholic church, was called to her eternal reward on April 7, 2001, with last rites administered by Father O'Flynn. Survived by her beloved brothers, Robert and Thomas O'Toole. Thanking almighty God in deep gratitude for Fr. Walters S.J., Sr. Mary Conter, Carol and Kenneth Yarberry, Marti Flower, Mary Vail, Albert and Lonnie Montez, Evelyn Carmichael, Troy Perry, Doug Dailey, Iris Chick, Jo Ann and Jerry Gross. Thanks to Dr. J. Kevin Johnson, Stella Radzymski, Michelle Finch and all the staff from Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Thanks and blessings to our many friends who have brought food and good will. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Private inurnment will be held.
O'Toole, Eileen Claire
Eileen Claire O'Toole - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2004 - Eileen Claire O'Toole, age 74, of Pueblo, formerly of Boulder, passed away July 15, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born Aug. 31, 1929, in Newark, N.J., a daughter of the late Raymond James and Helen O'Toole. Eileen moved to Pueblo in 1990. She was Catholic by faith. She loved playing cards and bridge and was an avid reader. Eileen is survived by her children, Clare Small, Sharon Emery, Mary Bogetveit, Jerry Small and Juliette Gardner; and 16 grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Humphrey. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 17, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Pueblo West, with the Rev. Leonard Racki as celebrant. Interment will follow at Mountain Vale Memorial Gardens in Canon City, Colo.
O'Toole, Thomas J.
Thomas J. O'Toole - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2005 - Thomas J. O'Toole, 84, fortified with the holy rites of the Catholic Church, was called to his eternal reward on Oct. 20, 2005, with last rites administered by Father John M. O'Flynn. Thomas was born to Mary (nee Gannon) and Benedict Benjamin O'Toole on March 5, 1921, in Harrisonville, Ill. Preceded in death by his brother, the Rev. Father Richard O'Toole; and sister, Catherine O'Toole. Survived by his beloved brother, Robert E. O'Toole of Pueblo. Thanking almighty God in deep gratitude for Marti Flower, Doug Dailey, Troy Perry, Mike Denzler and good family friend, Evelyn Hall, who brought a meal every Monday. There will be no viewing. Cremation by Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 421 Clark St., with the Rev. Father John O'Flynn as celebrant. Inurnment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery Gazebo Columbarium. Thank you to all the special friends and family that touched the life of Thomas. God bless you all.
Otoupalik, Dorothy Mae
Dorothy Mae Otoupalik - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2006 - Dorothy Mae Otoupalik, 66, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, of Colorado Springs, died - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2006 -. She was born in West Plains, Mo., on Nov. 28, 1939 to Mary Lane Phillips and Obert Phillips. She moved to Colo., as a toddler. She graduated from Centennial High School in Pueblo in 1957. She married Frank A. Otoupalik on May 8, 1959 in Pueblo, Colo. They moved to Colorado Springs in 1967. Survivors include daughters, Vicki (Bill) Huffor of Woodland Park and Lisa Warren of Colorado Springs; her brother, Jerry (Linda) Phillips of Muskogee, Okla.; grandchildren, Ian Mankowski, Billy (Janet) Huffor, Kevin Huffor, Jacob Warren and Eli Warren; and numerous extended family members who all loved her deeply. Dorothy worked for many years for School District 11 as a secretary. She was a member of Gateway Presbyterian Church. She was active in the Elite Canasta Group, PEO, and the Red Hat Society. Dorothy loved life, God, her family, their cabin, traveling, music, reading, taking long walks. Every room she entered became brighter with her presence. Above all she loved her husband; they did everything together, and she will forever be Frank's sweetheart. Viewing is at Swan Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave., on Wednesday, May 24, 2006, from 4p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral service will be at Swan Law on Thursday, May 25, 2006, at 2p.m.
Ott, Joseph H.
Joseph H. Ott - Pueblo Chieftain - June 08, 2005 - Joseph H. Ott, 95, born Jan. 15, 1910, in Dawson, N.M., passed away June 3, 2005, in Pueblo. Survived by his caregiver and best "Bud," his son, Joseph (Charlene) Ott, Pueblo; and son, John L. (Connie) Ott, Ogden, Utah; grandchildren, Joseph M. (Carole) Ott, Hillsboro, Ore., Tara L. (Casey) Talbert, Grand Junction, Larisa J. Ott, Pueblo, and Bob and Sherry, Utah; great-grandchildren, Amanda and Elaina Ott, Oregon, and Miranda Talbert, Grand Junction; also survived by sisters-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews and extended families. Preceded in death by parents, John and Foni Ott; wife, Rose M. Ott; and sisters, Mary Zygarlenski and Annie Arnold. Joseph retired from the CF&I Steel Mill in 1972, where he was employed as a wireman electrician. He was a true gentleman and will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know and love him. At his request, cremation with a graveside inurnment, 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2005, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Joseph's memory.
Rose Ott - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 1999 - Rose Ott, 80, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 12, 1999. Survived by her husband, Joseph H. Ott- sons, Joseph (Charlene) Ott, and John L. (Connie) Ott- grandchildren, Michael (Carole) Ott, Tara (Casey) Talbert, Larisa Ott- great-grandchildren, Amanda and Elaina Ott, Miranda Rose Talbert- sisters, Irene Garcia and Dora Trujillo- special niece, Loretta Gama- sisters-in-law, Tomasita Garcia, Beatrice Sandoval- and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, Tom, Robert, and Phillip Sandoval- and sister, Faye Aberasturi. Rose was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Viewing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, Friday, 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Imperial Reception Hall immediately following the interment. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Dreamweavers through the funeral home office.
Ottersberg, Robert Joseph
Robert "Bob" Joseph Ottersberg - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2004 - Robert "Bob" Joseph Ottersberg, a resident of La Grande, Ore. died Friday, March 5, 2004 at his home in La Grande of natural Causes. He was 54 years old. Memorial services were held March 9, 2004 in La Grande, Ore. Memorials may be sent to the Native Plant Society, C/O Dick Kenton, 1805 U. Avenue, La Grande, OR. 97850 Mr. Ottersberg was born May 5, 1949 in Columbus, Neb. He was the son of William and Margaret Ottersberg. The family moved to Pueblo, Colo. in 1954. He attended Pueblo Schools and graduated from Central High School. He attended Southern Colorado State College and Colorado State University where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Forestry and Land Managements. He received his Masters Degree in Soil Sciences from Montana State University in Bozeman. He ran his business, Cordilleran Services out of La Grande, Oregon. He was very involved with and was current Treasurer of the Native Plant Society, very integral in the care of Gangloff Park, and past president of and member of the Oregon Society of Soil Scientists. He enjoyed native plants, fly-fishing, gardening, backpacking with Llamas, Irish and contra dancing, and Tai Chi. All these reflect his gentle spirit with people, nature and animals. He is survived by his wife, Dorene of La Grande, his parents, Bill & Margaret Ottersberg of Pueblo, Colo., Three sons, Brock, Landon, and Mac, living with their mother, Mary Jane of Bozeman, Mont., Brothers Dan and Bill Jr, both of Colorado Springs, Colo., Martin & Jeff both of Pueblo, Colo., John of San Francisco, Calif. and Steve of Durango, Colo. Sisters Sue Haslinger of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mary Vermersch of Paris, France, and Janet Smith of Pueblo, Colo.
Eva "Polly" Otto - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 2006 - Eva "Polly" Otto, passed away Jan. 10, 2006. She was born in Polo, Mo., and grew up in Otis, Colo. Polly taught school and even coached basketball in Lonestar, Colo. This was in her early years before she became a teacher in Pueblo, Colo. She taught at Irving Grade School, Morton Grade School, Keating Junior High school and Pitts Middle School. Polly was a social studies teacher at Central High School before she became a Media Center Specialist at Central. Polly had a BA from the University of Northern Colorado, MA from Western State College and further studies from Adams State College. She also taught extension courses for Adams State. Polly received many honors during her teaching career; one of the most notable was being named to "Who's Who of American Women." Not only was Polly an outstanding teacher, but a wonderful mother and wife. While at Sun Lakes, Ariz., she was President of the Women's Golf Club and played and taught bridge in the community. She will be missed by her friends and family. Polly is survived by her husband, Gerald Otto; daughter, Judy Patt Show; step-daughter, Jerrelynn Fussell; and step-son, John Otto. No funeral services or memorial services are planned at this time per her written wishes. In lieu of flowers, please send your memorials in her name to the Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, Ariz.
Otto, George W.
George W. Otto - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1998 - George W. Otto, 81, passed away Dec. 9, 1998, in Denver. Mr. Otto was a native of Colorado, father of Judith Gerace, Georgiann Crickett, Louann Gaines- uncle of Norma Gwartney and Linda Graham- and five grandnieces and nephews. Also survived by three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Services, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 1998, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Peter Otto Collbran Oracle March 30, 1901 The funeral of Peter Otto, for fifteen years superintendent of the Eilers' smelter at Pueblo, was attended by fully 600 employes on the 17th inst.
Mrs. Martha Ottosen Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 1913 The funeral of Mrs. Martha Ottosen will be held this morning at the Davis & Vories chapel, the Rev. Mendenhall officiating. Interment in Mountain View.
Teru Ouye Pueblo Chieftain January 30, 1956 Mrs. Teru Ouye, 1400 W. 10th, died Jan. 29. Widow of the late Kuma Ouye. Mother of Hershey and Noble Ouye, Pueblo, Miss Mayme Ouye, student at the University of Colorado, and Yutaka Ouye, with the U.S. Army in Guam. Survived also by three great-grandchildren. Member of Northern Avenue Methodist Church. Service announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain February 2, 1956 Mrs. Teru Ouye. Services Thursday 2 p.m. Funeral Home Chapel. Mountain View.
Ovechka, Edith M.
Edith M. Ovechka - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 2006 - Edith M. Ovechka, 85, passed away May 4, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Chip" Ovechka; her parents, John and Rose Levstik; sisters, Rose Ballas, Anne Garnhart and Virginia Perryman; brothers, John Levstik and Henry Levstik. Survived by her daughter, Carol A. (Paul A.) Cochran; grandchildren, Kimberly (Abel) Santistevan and Roxanne (Chris) McCarthy; great-grandson, Nathan McCarthy; sister, Evelyn (Thayne) Mitchell; sister-in-law, Marguerite Levstik, all of Pueblo; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Edith was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church. Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2006, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2006, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
Ovechka, Mary J.
Mary J. Ovechka - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2002 - Mary J. Ovechka, 89, died May 10, 2002. She was born in Pueblo on March 27, 1913. Preceded in death by her husband, Pete; and her brother, Frank Perko. Survived by daughters, Patricia (Chuck) Norick of Lakewood, Colo.; and Charlotte Ovechka of Forest Lake, Minn.; sisters, Alice Skube, Rose Cesar, Helen (Anthony) Chorak, Frances (Stanley) Babnik; brother, Ray (Audrey) Perko, all of Pueblo; 10 grandchildren, Mary Pat Norick, the Rev. Dan Norick, Robert (Anita) Norick, Teresa Norick, Tim Norick, Suzanne (Pete) Gallus, Ivan Schleder, Senta Schleder, Rebecca Schleder, Nickolas Schleder; one great-granddaughter, Madeleine Gallus; nephews, Don (Ann) Perko, Dick (Bernadine) Perko, Dennis (Linda) Cesar, Stanley (Linda) Babnik, Gary Perko; nieces, Carol (Hank) Hund, Alice (Vic) Mishmash and Sandra (Jim) Pruce. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Pete Ovechka - Pueblo Chieftain - May 4, 1987 - Pete Ovechka of 2000 Wyoming, May 2, 1987. Husband of Mary Ovechka and father of Patricia (Charles) Norich, Lakewood, and Charlotte (Dr. Gordon) Schleder, Minneapolis, Minn. Survived also by his brother, Charles (Edith) Ovechka, Pueblo, as well as 10 grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, including Helen (Anthony) Chorak; Frances (Stanley) Babnik; Rose Cesar; Raymond (Audrey) Perko; Alice (Jack) Skube; and Mary Perko, all of Pueblo. Predeceased by his parents, Pete and Elizabeth Ovechka; brothers, Steve Lamb, Joe Ovechka and Albert Lamb; and sisters, Mary O'Nell and Teresa Perko. A lifelong Pueblo resident, Mr. Ovechka was a member of St. Francis Xavier parish and retired from the position of foreman in the Wire Mill Galvanizing Department at the CF&I Steel Corp. in 1965 after 45 years of service. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made in Mr. Ovechka's name to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, Colo., 81004.
Overbey, Lera Delsey
Lera Delsey Overbey - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 1987 - Lera Delsey Overbey passed away Jan. 10, 1987, in Pueblo. Services in charge of Pitcher-McClure Funeral Home in Carnegie, Okla.
Overeem, Elva M.
Elva M. Overeem - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2003 - Elva M. Overeem, 85, passed away on Monday, Oct. 20, 2003. Born March 13, 1918, to the union of Oliver and Lennie Curtis. Preceded in death by her husband, Carl "Woody" Overeem. Elva leaves to cherish her memory her children, Robert (Marilyn) Overeem, Robin (Leonard) Miklich, Ron (Laura) Overeem; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; special niece, Marcia; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Elva was an avid Broncos fan, joke teller and dedicated mother who loved, and lived life to its fullest. At her request, no services. Cremation has taken place.
Overstreet, E. M.
E. M. Overstreet Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain December 20, 1877 The Arizona Miner contains the following with reference to William Caveness, well known in Southern Colorado: "Governor Hoyt, last evening received a telegram from C. E. Cooley, deputy United States marshal at Camp Apache, informing him of the hanging of two desperados on the Little Colorado. Cooley went with a detachment of soldiers to Springerville, and arrested William Snider, alias Bill Caveness, and E. M. Overstreet, and as their offence was a territorial one, he turned them over to William Milligan, deputy sheriff, to bring them to Prescott to jail. After Cooley had left Springerville with the soldiers, a mob arose and took the prisoners from Milligan, and, in the language of the telegram, disposed of them according to frontier law, which we presume means that they hung them. District Attorney Paul Webber received a similar telegram.
Overton, Elizabeth F.
Elizabeth F. Overton - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 1998 - Elizabeth F. Overton, 83, Pueblo, born Aug. 24, 1915, North Attleboro, Mass., died Aug. 27, 1998, after a brief illness. Widow of Star-Journal columnist and conservationist Robert Overton. Predeceased by parents, Carlton Hall Parker and Charlotte Newcomb Parker. Survived by brother, Richard S. Parker, Narragansett, R.I. She worked as a Girl Scout Professional in Allentown, Pa., and Michigan City, Ind., before joining the Red Cross to work in military hospitals in Hawaii with recently wounded servicemen in World War II. After the war, became head of Girl Scouts in Pueblo. Was first director of Girl Scout Camp Lazy Acres. After marriage to Bob Overton, became a fifth grade teacher at Central Grade School. There she received the Arkansas Valley Audubon Society Environmental Education Award, was runner-up in the state conservation NACO-Allis Chalmer contest and received a certificate of merit from the Silver Star Lodge for service rendered to the youth of the community. After Betty and Bob retired, they spent summers sailing on Lake Pueblo and winters sailing on the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. She was in charge of information on the endangered whooping cranes for the Whooping Cranes Conservation Association, an international group. In 1996, she was awarded a certification of appreciation for her work. She will be missed by all of her friends who shared her love of learning and nature. , 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Chapel. Donations in her name may be made to the Whooping Crane Conservation Association, 3800 Meadowlark Drive, Sierra Vista, Ariz., or the Arkansas Valley.
Owen, Bruce W.
Bruce W. Owen - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 2000 - Bruce W. Owen, 51, passed away Jan. 6, 2000. Graveside services, 11 a.m. Monday, at the Eads Cemetery, Eads. Visitation from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Owen, Helen Juanita
Helen Juanita Owen - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2004 - Helen Juanita Owen, 75, longtime La Junta resident, passed away Dec. 1, in La Junta. She will be sadly missed by her son, Dan (Betty) Owen of Napa, Calif.; her grandson, Kevin; and her granddaughter, Danielle; brothers, Otho, Cal and Ray Fenter; sister, Nina Trowman; niece, Jeanne Fenter; and many other relatives and friends. She was born Aug. 7, 1929, in La Junta, to Cavy and Georgia (Woodall) Fenter. Helen married Max Owen on July 3, 1946, in Illinois. She retired as an operator from AT&T in 1984. She was preceded in death by her husband; and son, Roger Owen. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arkansas Valley Hospice, P.O. Box 1067, La Junta, CO, 81050.
Owen, Mary Margaret
Mary Margaret (Simons) Owen - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home October 16, 2003 - Mary Margaret (Simons) Owen, age 71, passed away on October 14, 2003 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born in Valdez, Colorado on July 26, 1932 to William L. Simons and Edith F. ( Harvey ) Simons. Mary graduated from Primero High School. Her first marriage was to Paul Butero Jr. Her children from that marriage are Bill ( Pat ) Butero and Virginia ( Fred ) Manzanares. She then married Tom E. Owen from Raton, New Mexico. Her third child is Timothy C. ( Diane ) Owen. Mary lived in the Trinidad area for many years and worked for several businesses. She moved to Raton, NM and operated the Mesa Feed and Supply for 30 years with her husband. In 1994 she moved to South Fork Colorado and operated the Malt Shop. She was an avid Colorado Rockies fan and enjoyed watching her grandchildren participate in sports and school activities. She was preceded in death by her father and her sister and brother-in-law Katherine and Doyle Johnson and granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Coen. She is survived by her mother Edith Simons, Trinidad; her sons Bill ( Pat ) Butero, South Fork , CO and Tim C.( Diane ) Owen, Raton, New Mexico; daughter Virginia ( Fred ) Manzanares, Pagosa Springs, CO; brother Bill ( Marge ) Simons, Trinidad; uncles Cecil ( Rose ) Harvey, Gardner, CO and Joe Simons, Raton, NM; Ten grandchildren numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be Sunday October 19, 2003 from 2 pm to 6 pm at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Monday October 20, 2003 at 10 pm the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 306 West Baca, 1012 East Eighth, both in Trinidad and 472 Hwy 72, Raton, NM. The family of Mary Margaret (Simons) Owen has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.
Owen, Max W.
Max W. Owen - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 1998 - Max W. Owen passed away Jan. 22, 1998, at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 7, 1928, in Wewoka, Okla. Survived by his wife of 51 years, Helen of La Junta- son, Dan (Betty) Owen, and grandchildren, Kevin and Danielle Owen of Warwick, R.I.- daughter-in-law, Debbie Owen, and granddaughter, Ashley Jo Owen of La Junta- four brothers-in-law, six sisters-in-law and several cousins. Preceded in death by his son, Roger A. Owen- and two brothers-in-law. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home. Graveside services, 2 p.m. Monday at Fairview Cemetery, Pastor Robert Swift of the First Southern Baptist Church officiating. Those wishing to do so may make memorial donations to the American Heart Association direct or through the funeral home.
Ralph (Tom) Owen - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 1986 - Ralph (Tom) Owen, 37, passed away unexpectedly March 24, 1986, in Denver. Tom Owen was born, June 18, 1948, in Colorado Springs. He attended Pueblo Schools until 1966. He served in the U.S. Army and in Vietnam. He resided in Colorado Springs the last four years. Preceded in death by father, Glenn E. Owen. Survived by wife, Areta, and daughters, Lora and Jennifer. Other surviving relatives include his mother, Alice M. Owen; brother, Jack (Regina) Owen; sister, Jodi (Bob) Denny, and numerous other family members. The family may be contacted at 3355 Lone Feather Drive, Colorado Springs, 80909. Service, 9 a.m. Thursday at Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs, with W. Duke, pastor, officiating. Viewing will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Owens, Agnes Lily
Agnes Lily Owens - Huerfano World - December 26, 1991 - This Week in La Veta History - 1928: Agnes Lily Owens, 72, died. She came to La Veta 40 years ago with her husband William to ranch. She leaves a daughter Mrs. Roy Evans and sons John R., William and Benjamin L. [Editor's Note: Agnes Lily Owens died December 24, 1928. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, December 27, 1928, Page 1, and World independent, December 28, 1928, Page 1.]
Owens, Alfred Lee
Alfred Lee Owens - Huerfano World - May 15, 1980 - Alfred Lee Owens, 86, of 817 West Seventh Street died May 7, 1980 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital. Born Nov. 20, 1893, in Franklin, WA, he came to Walsenburg as a young man of 20 to work in the coal mines. He ____ in the early 60's and subsequently worked for the RE-1 school system and St. Mary's school. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and the Church of God in Christ. Mr. Owens is survived by a son Alfred Owens Jr. and a daughter, Mrs. Vera Lee Coleman, both of Denver; two brothers, Frank Owens of California and Raymond Owens of Wichita, KS; three sisters, Mrs., Eva Council, Mrs. Nola Owens and Mrs. Gladys Parker Owens, Fort Smith, AR; ___grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral service was held at 2pm Monday May 12 at Furphy Lawson Chapel. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery with graveside services by United Mine Workers. Furphy Lawson Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Owens, Betty Jean
Betty Jean Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2003 - Betty Jean Owens was born on Oct. 31, 1954, in Pueblo, Colo., to Sylvester and Janie Owens. As a youth, Betty completed her high school education at Central in Pueblo, Colo. She went on to attend college at the University of Southern Colorado, where she received a B.A. degree in Respiratory Therapy. In 1977, Betty moved to Denver, Colo. She was an energetic and very active person. She attended court reporting school, and received a certification. Some of her hobbies included photography and desktop publishing. In 1980, Betty took on a mother-role responsibility for her niece, Rochelle Owens-Cook. Even though Betty was a young lady at the time, she was able to instill good, sound morals that are still affecting her niece's life. Betty accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at a young age at New Bethany Baptist Church in Pueblo, Colo. The churches she attended always seemed to direct her in the area of ministry she enjoyed most, and that was working with the audio-visual department. Her faithfulness in serving exposed the love in her heart for doing the work of ministry. In 1990, Betty moved to Atlanta, Ga., where she worked as a paralegal at the law firm of McLain and Merritt. She joined Covenant Christian Ministries Church, then moved her membership to Messiah's House, where she continued to grow in the things of God. On June 1, 2002, Betty married Jonathan Oden, attorney at law. Together, they enjoyed racing, going to the movies, watching videos and just spending quality time together. At the age of 47, Betty was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and being a fighter, she endured many hardships. On Thursday, April 3, 2003, Betty was relieved of her pain and suffering to go home to be with the Lord. Betty leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Jonathan Oden; her mother, Janie Owens; her father, Sylvester Owens; mother-in-law, Marjorie Oden; three sisters, Lottie (Cecil) Hollier of Pueblo, Colo., Doris Rorex of Austell, Ga., and Annie Owens of Denver, Colo.; one brother, Ansley (Trish) Owens of Pueblo, Colo.; one sister-in-law, Billie (Sylvester Jr.) Owens; two step-sons, Joseph and Samuel Oden; one step-daughter, Jessica Oden; and a host of relatives and friends. Betty Jean is preceded in death by brother, Syl Owens; grandmother, Bessie Huguley; and uncle, Robert Lee Hawkins. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1229 W. 18th St., Rev. Charlie Sankey Sr. officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 2631 Sherwood Lane.
Charles Owens - Huerfano World - February 9, 1989 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1907: Charles Owens was murdered during a quarrel at the mule barn at Pictou. [Editor's Note: Charley Owens obituary listed in Walsenburg World, June 21, 1907, Page 1.]
Owens, Charles Elton
Charles Elton "Mickey" Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 1999 - Charles Elton "Mickey" Owens passed away Jan. 3, 1999, in Pueblo. He was born Nov. 26, 1919, in Pueblo to Joseph and Susie Belle Owens and had been a lifetime Pueblo resident. Elton was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was employed at the CF&I Steel Mill for 41 years before his retirement. His survivors include his wife, Erma of the family home- sons, Larry (Wilma) Owens of Colorado Springs, Colo., and James (Lidia) Owens of Philadelphia, Pa.- five grandchildren- five great-grandchildren- one brother-in-law, Marty Henderson of Pueblo- as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mr. Owens will lie in state from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, in the Davis Memorial Chapel, 128 Broadway, with Father Robert Carden officiating. Interment will follow in Block 5 of the Mountain View Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
Owens, Dorothy Ann
Dorothy Ann Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2004 - Dorothy Ann Owens, 57, passed away May 20, 2004, in Denver, Colo. Born Jan. 31, 1947, in Colorado Springs to George A. and Esther Matt who preceded her along with her husband, John Richard Owens; and brother, Gregory C. Matt. Survived by her sons, Bernard Hopkins, John Richard Owens Jr.; grandchildren, Christian, Chase and Alexis; siblings, Darlene Kemp, Mike Matt, Mary Nickerson, Diane Oatman, Richard J. Matt, Katherine Saunders and Deborah K. Kemp; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Per her request, cremation has taken place. A memorial graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2004, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society through the funeral home office.
Owens, Elizabeth C.
Elizabeth C. Owens - World Independent - July 30, 1940 - Long Resident of County Dies Here This Morning. Mrs. Elizabeth C. Owens, a resident if Huerfano county for the past 40 years, died this morning at her home in Walsenburg. Mrs. Owens was born in Haverstock, Devonshire, England and lived in Pennsylvania for a short time upon coming to this country. She moved to Pictou, and in 1909 came to Walsenburg where she has lived since. She is survived by a daughter, Minnie Grace Owens, and a son Frank M. Owens. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Unfug-Peet Mortuary.
Owens, Erma R.
Erma R. Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 1999 - Erma R. Owens passed away March 9, 1999, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Erma was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Joplin, Mo., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Owens in January of 1999. Among her survivors are sons, Larry (Wilma) Owens of Colorado Springs, and James (Lidia) Owens of Philadelphia, Pa.- five grandchildren- five great-grandchildren- brothers, Gerald Henderson, and Marty (Sammy) Henderson, both of Pueblo- sister, Shirley Griffin of North Carolina- as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. today at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 1999, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with interment to follow in Block 5 of the Mountain View Cemetery.
Owens, Fern E.
Fern E. Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2003 - Fern E. Owens, 88, passed away May 24, 2003. Survived by her siblings, Lavina T. Ritchey of Santa Clarita, Calif., Dorothy Higgins of Prineville, Ore., and Russel T. (Patricia) Gollen; sister-in-law, Lillian Gollen; and special friends, Burl and Irene Stearns and Jack and Judy Rockwell. Preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Derel Owens; and siblings, Archie Gollen, Opal M. Almanze, Donald A. Gollen and Verna Hutsell. Fern was born Jan. 26, 1915, in Sagle, Idaho. She and her husband were directors of Child Evangelism Fellowship, Spanish Peaks Chapter for many years. She will lie in state at the funeral home Monday from 2:30 until 5 p.m. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2003, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor William Gordon officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Wetmore. Those who desire may make memorials to Child Evangelism Fellowship, through the funeral home.
Fred Owens - Walsenburg World February 12, 1904 - Fatal Accident at Maitland - On last Wednesday morning, Fred Owens who works in the Maitland mine, three miles north of this place, while in the boarding house there, met with an accident that resulted in his death. It seems that Owens had a box of one hundred giant caps in his pocket which were in some way exploded almost tearing the unfortunate man to pieces, mutilating him in a manner beyond description. The company surgeon, Dr. C.M. McGuire, was at once called and did everything that could be done, though he saw the case was hopeless. In spite of his fearful injuries, Mr. Owens was conscious to the end which came several hours later. Mr. Owens had a wife living in Denver who came to Walsenburg on the evening train Wednesday. His brother, a druggist at Montrose, Colorado arrived yesterday. The body was taken to Denver for interment.
Owens, John R. Jr.
John R. Owens Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 03, 1997 - John R. Owens Jr., 49, passed away Nov. 1, 1997. Survived by his wife, Dianna Owens- and daughter, Shelley Owens of Pueblo- stepson, Travis Conradt of Grand Prairie, Texas- mother-in-law, Laverna Schmidt- parents, John and Thelma Owens- brothers, Walter Owens of Mounds, Okla., and Glen Owens- sisters, Shirley Bright, Nola (Jim) Fognani and Norma Owens, all of Pueblo- and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Owens served his country in the U.S. Air Force. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to VA Medical Center in Denver in his memory. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday at Imperial Chapel. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Owens, John Richard
John Richard Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 2004 - John Richard Owens, 87, of Pueblo, passed away, Thursday, May 6, 2004. Preceded in death by his sons, John "Dickie" Owens and James Owens; parents, John and Emily Owens; sister, Florence; and brother, Howard. Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Thelma; children, Walter Owens, Shirley Bright, Glen Owens, Nola (Jim) Fognani, Norma (Johnny) Aragon; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 9, 2004, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service, 10 a.m. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2004, Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the family home following the service.
Lewis Owens - Walsenburg World April 29, 1930 - Lewis Owens Dies Today, Was Sick Only Two Weeks - Lewis Owens, 72, died at his home, 508 Oak street at 2:30 p.m. today. He had lived in Walsenburg for 33 years. Owens was one of the pioneer miners of the county, having been identified with coal mines of Huerfano county ever since he came here. He had been ill only two weeks. Funeral arrangements will be in charge of the Unfug-Peet Mortuary.
Owens, Loretta May
Loretta May Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 1997 - Loretta May Owens, 73, passed away Aug. 14, 1997. Services, 10 a.m. Monday at the Lamar First Baptist Church. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Quienell Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2004 - Quienell Owens. A tall, handsome and gentle man of quiet confidence, Quienell Owens, a born-again Christian, slipped away peacefully June 19, 2004, surrounded by his beloved family. Relocating just three years ago, Quienell really enjoyed Colorado and the many friends he gained. He loved to fish, hunt and work on cars. Always willing to help others, he tirelessly sacrificed his own comfort, opening his heart and his home to so many over his brief 52 years of life. Quienell last worked as a counselor at Crossroads, a drug rehabilitation facility, encouraging others through his own triumphs and failures and more than 15 years experience in counseling and education. Preceded in his home-going by both parents, Odessa Hendricks and O.C. Owens. Quienell was born April 19, 1952, in Bakersfield, Calif. He is survived by his adoring wife and best friend of 22 years, Chevonne Owens; his only sibling, Cynthia Tell of Las Vegas, Nev. He was a doting father and grandfather. His children are Leka McCan, Quienell Owens Jr., Cassandra Smith, Nicole Lewis, Candice and Shannon Owens. Along with 14 grandchildren, he also touched the lives of countless cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He will be fondly remembered, loved and missed by all. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 2004, at the T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel.
Owens, RanDee P.
RanDee P. Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2000 - RanDee P. Owens, 10, passed away June 22, 2000. Services, 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Lamar Community Building. Interment, Riverside Cemetery. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Owens, Stephen Lester Jr.
Stephen Lester Owens Jr. - Standard-Examiner December 19, 2003 - Ogden, UT - On December 17, 2003 Stephen Lester Owens, Jr. passed peacefully from this life into the next after a long illness. He was born January 7, 1924 to Stephen Lester and Isadore Shumway Owens in Walsenburg, Colorado. His family moved to Safford, Arizona where Les enjoyed high school serving as student body president and playing football.
Owens, Sylvester Sr.
Sylvester Owens Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2003 - Sylvester Owens Sr. was born on Jan. 14, 1919, in Hope Hull, Ala., to Bill Owens and Bessie Williams Huguley. As a youth, Sylvester was educated in Hope Hull and accepted Christ at an early age at Beulah Baptist Church. In 1940, he met Janie Lee Moncrief and fell in love. They were married on July 23, 1941. To this union, seven children were born. In 1948, Sylvester moved his family to Pueblo, Colo., to accept a position at the CF&I Steel Mill. Sylvester worked there for 35 years, retiring in 1983 as a foreman. Sylvester was a member of New Bethany Baptist Church, where he was ordained as a deacon under the guidance of the Rev. O.B. McClendon. He later moved his membership to New Hope Baptist Church, where his family attended and continued his work as a deacon. Sylvester loved his family and enjoyed fishing, shooting pool, playing dominoes, watching baseball on TV and spending time with his wife and family. Sylvester was preceded in death by his parents, Bill Owens and Bessie Huguley; two sons, Sylvester Jr. and Darryl Owens; daughter, Betty Owens-Oden; and brother, Robert L. Hawkins. He leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife of 61 years, Janie Moncrief-Owens, of the family home; three daughters, Lottie (Cecil) Hollier, Pueblo, Colo., Doris Rorex, Austell, Ga., and Annie Owens, Aurora, Colo.; one son, Ansley (Trish) Owens, Pueblo, Colo.; an adopted daughter, Chaunte Owens, Austell, Ga.; daughter-in-law, Billie (Sylvester Jr.) Owens, Denver, Colo.; and sister-in-law, Sharon (Robert L.) Hawkins, Pueblo, Colo. Sylvester passed away Sunday, June 22, 2003, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charlie Sankey, officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Eva Maes Oxandaburu - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1998 - Eva Maes Oxandaburu, recently of La Junta, passed away Nov. 14, 1998. She was born on April 9, 1924, at Kim (Dalerose), Colo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose Ramon and Natividad (Martinez) Maes- brothers, Antonio Domingo and Joe R. Maes- and sisters, Barbara Salas and Rose Sandoval. Eva graduated from Kim High School in 1942 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. She and ex-husband, James Cadet, ranched in the Kim area from 1947 until 1962 when they moved to Huron, S.D., and continued in cattle and horse ranching. In 1988, she moved to Santa Fe, N.M., and was employed by the Santa Fe School system until retiring in 1997. She is survived by brother-in-law, Ruben Salas, La Junta- nephews, Alfred Salas, Hoehne, Albert Salas, La Junta, Carlos Sandoval, Trinchera, Colo.- and nieces, Cecelia (Dennis) Moody, Kim, Viola (Ed) Navrot, Santa Fe, N.M., and Anita Jo (Dale) Hyatt, Las Animas. Also surviving are Rudy, Diana, Becky, Stacy Salas, Renea, Erik, Kimberly, Kourtney Keahey, and Michelle and Jim Garner, all of La Junta. Cremation was done and s in La Junta and Santa Fe will be announced. Memorial can be made to La Junta Catholic Parish or Arkansas Valley Hospice.
Oxley, Mabel E.
Mabel E. Oxley - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 1986 - Mabel E. Oxley, 96, longtime Wiley resident, passed away March 14, 1986, at the Sandhaven Nursing Home. Service will be held, 2 p.m. Monday at the Wiley Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Ann Richards officiating. Interment, Wiley Cemetery. Please make memorial contributions to Wiley Church of the Brethren or Sandhaven Nursing Home. For those who wish, visitation will be held noon to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel.
Oyler, Alice Kathrine
Alice Kathrine Oyler - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 2006 - Alice Kathrine Oyler, 103, passed away Nov. 2. 2006. She is survived by son, Dee (Ruth) Oyler; and daughter, Phyllis Hambelton; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral, 10 a.m. Friday, Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 4720 Surfwood Lane. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Oyler, Denver E.
Denver E. Oyler - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 2001 - Denver E. Oyler, 97, passed away Sept. 30, 2001. He was preceded in death by two sons in infancy, and a daughter, Ann Oyler Johnson. He leaves his wife of 65 years, Alice Clark Oyler; daughter, Phyllis Hambelton of Pueblo; and a son, Dee (Ruth) Oyler of Bountiful, Utah; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Friday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood, Pueblo. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Oyster, George Russell
George Russell Oyster - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 1998 - George Russell Oyster, 78, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 21, 1998. Survived by his wife of 37 years, Iola- children, Russell Peterson, and Georgina Shelton, both of Enid, Okla.- sisters, Clara McMillen of Augusta, Kan., Zella Mae Needham, Laswood, Mo., Myrtle Skaggs, Lamar, Mo.- brother, Charlie Oyster, El Dorado Springs, Mo. Mr. Oyster was a crane operator. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Oyster, Iola F.
Lola F. Oyster - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 1999 - Iola F. Oyster, age 78, passed away on Nov. 14, 1999. She was the daughter of Albert and Florence Browser. Mrs. Oyster is survived by children, Frank (Cheryl) Spinuzzi, Shirley Bryson, Joe (Roxie) Spinuzzi, of Pueblo, Colo., Sam (Cathryn) Spinuzzi, Williamsburg, Colo., and Robert (Pam) Spinuzzi, Lake Placid, Fla.; a sister, Winona Jaber, Pueblo, Colo. Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by daughter, Donna Spinuzzi, and her husband, George Oyster. Graveside services, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Imperial Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers.
Ozzello, Mary Louise
Mary Louise Ozzello - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 1998 - Mary Louise Ozzello, 86, of Pueblo, formerly of Trinidad, died Oct. 13, 1998. She was born Jan. 24, 1912, in Starkville, Colo., to Rocco and Margaret (Ferdinand) Sola. She married Angelo Ozzello on Aug. 18, 1938, in Trinidad. She was a resident of Trinidad most of her life but lived the last 15 years in Pueblo. She graduated from Trinidad High School, Trinidad State Junior College, and Colorado State Teachers College in Greeley. She taught grade school in the Kim Tobe area and in Starkville until her marriage to Angelo. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Ozzello Construction. She was a wonderful mother of two adopted daughters and she was a very active volunteer in Mount Carmel Catholic Church and school. She was preceded in death by her parents- her husband, and her brother, Pete. She is survived by daughters, Mary Margaret (Mike) Blasi, Pueblo, Patricia M. (Richard) Baca, Grand Junction- brother, Fred Sola, Trinidad- brother-in-law, Bob (Lucille) Ozzello, Trinidad- sister-in-law, Jewel Haswell, Denver- grandchildren, Michele R. (Matt) Mraovich III, Paul A. (Linda) Blasi, both of Pueblo, Ryan C. Baca, Bret S. Baca, both of Denver, John M. Blasi, Pueblo- great-grandchild, Matt Mraovich IV, Pueblo- numerous nieces and nephews and special friends, Floyd and Doris Park, Pueblo. Pallbearers were Paul A. Blasi, Ryan C. Baca, John M. Blasi, Bret S. Baca, Matt M. Mraovich and Robert Ozzello. Services were held Thursday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Parish Knights of Columbus, Pueblo.
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