The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Rable, Martha L.
Martha L. Rable - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2005 - Martha "Marty" L. Rable, 51, passed away April 9, 2005. Born Aug. 22, 1953, in Pueblo. Martha was preceded in death by her parents, William D. Scharton Jr. and Beulah Scharton; and husband, Randy. She is survived by her brother, William D. Scharton III; and her loving companion, Gary Sanders; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Martha graduated from Pueblo East High School in 1971 and worked several jobs during her lifetime. She was a cat lover and a great wife, daughter, sister and friend. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Park Hill Christian Church, 1401 E. Seventh St., with the Rev. Dr. Charlene Nimmo officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to S-CAP or Parkhill Christian Church through the funeral home.

Radacy, George
George Radacy - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 2006 - George Radacy, 78, passed away May 3, 2006, after a short illness. Survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Marian; daughters, Susan Barnes and Sharon (Mark) Rodic; grandsons, Christopher and Jeffrey Barnes; sisters, Marie (Howard) Kratzer, Betty Spicola, Shirley Wilson and Irene Roark; and brother, Larry (Diane) Radacy; sister-in-law, Sharon Radacy; and stepmother, Ruth Radacy; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, George and Jennie Radacy; and brother, Jerry. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and Holy Name Society of St. Mary Parish. Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2006, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made in memory of George to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1716 N. Reading Ave., Pueblo, CO, 81001.

Radacy, Jerry A.
Jerry A. Radacy - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2004 - Jerry A. Radacy, 63, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 10, 2004, after a short illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Jennie Radacy. He is survived by his stepmother, Ruth Radacy; his loving wife of 42 years, Sharon; and son, Rick Radacy; brothers, George (Marian) Radacy and Larry (Diane) Radacy; sisters, Mary (Howard) Kratzer; Betty Spicola; Shirley Wilson and Irene (Eric) Hollowell; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at the Pueblo Union Depot. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Jerry's name. Cremation was chosen through Charles Anthony's Royal Gorge Crematory in Florence.

Radakovich, Daniel
Daniel "Dan" Radakovich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 1986 - Daniel "Dan" Radakovich, Sept. 13, l986. Husband of Jennie Radakovich, Pueblo. Father of Jeanette (Larry) Jaycox, Lakewood. Brother of Mary Radakovich, Sophie Penza, Mildred (Ernie) Casados, Helen (Sam) Catalano, Nick (Arloa) Radakovich, Vaso Radakovich, all of Pueblo; George (Florence) Radakovich, Owensboro, Ky.; and Mike Radakovich, Tacoma, Wash. Grandfather of Kimberly Jaycox. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Radakovich retired after 38 years with CF&I Steel Corp. as foreman blower, blast furnace. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army, and was a member of SERB National Federation Balkan Lodge No. 5 and St. Michael Eastern Orthodox Parish. Parastas, 7 p.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Historic Chapel following the Parastas.

Radakovich, Eli (Infant of)
Infant Son Radakovich - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 1920 - The funeral of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Radakovich will be held this morning at 10 o'clock at the McMinn chapel. The burial will be at Roselawn.

Radakovich, Lorene
Lorene Radakovich - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2003 - Lorene Radakovich, 87, passed away surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness on Jan. 20, 2003. Survived by her husband of 47 years, Robert N. Radakovich; daughters, Frieda Gail Spann of Phoenix, Ariz. and Jo Anne "Jody" (Art) Lane of Pueblo; brother, Alvin (Muriel) Myers of Grand Junction, Colo.; grandchildren, Michael (Nancy) Lane and Matthew (Geri) Lane, all of Pueblo, and Richard (Diane) Webb of California; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Arianne and Richard Lane, all of Pueblo, Matthew and Claire Marie Webb of California. Preceded in death by her mother, Beulah Myers; and brothers, Gail and James Myers and Loren Harris. Lorene was born Nov. 14, 1915, in Lamar, Colo., and retired from School District No. 60. She will be remembered as a loving wife and mother who was devoted to her family and took great joy in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner officiating. A luncheon will take place immediately following the service in the Montgomery & Steward Reception Hall. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Dream Weavers through the funeral home. Private family scattering will take place in the Mountain View Cemetery Scattering Garden.

Radakovich, Robert N.
Robert N. Radakovich - Pueblo Chieftain - April 05, 2005 - Robert N. Radakovich, 88, passed away April 3, 2005. Survived by his daughters, JoAnne "Jody" Lane of Pueblo and Frieda (Al Hensley) Spann of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren, Michael (Nancy) Lane of Pueblo, Matthew (Geri) Lane of Pueblo and Richard (Diane) Webb of Simi Valley, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Chris, Richard and Arianne Lane, all of Pueblo, Matthew and Claire Marie Webb, both of Simi Valley, Calif.; and cousin, Mary Carline of Reno, Nev. Preceded in death by his wife, Ollie Lorene Radakovich on Jan. 20, 2003; daughter, Darlene Radakovich; son, Mike Radakovich; parents, Nicholas and Sophie Radakovich; infant brother; and son-in-law, Art Lane. Robert was born Oct. 20, 1916, in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a custodian for School District No. 60, mainly working at Lincoln Elementary School. Member of the Greek Orthodox Church and Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 2005, at the Mountain View Cemetery Scattering Garden. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Please make memorials to a charity of donor's choice through the funeral home.

Radakovich, Vaso
Vaso Radakovich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2004 - Vaso Radakovich passed away May 30, 2004, in Pueblo. Vaso was born Sept. 18, 1922, in Pueblo. He was employed at Pueblo Diversified Industries during the 1980s. No viewing. Cremation in the Davis Crematory.

Radas, Edward
Edward Radas - Huerfano World - February 3, 1994 - Edward Radas, 78, of Walsenburg died Jan. 17, 1994 in the Colorado State Hospital in Pueblo where he had been a patient for a short time. Born Jan. 2, 1916 in Estonia, he came to the United States around the 1940s and stayed with his cousin Laine Arras in New York. Later, he moved to Denver where he worked in a factory and then came to Walsenburg in the 1970s. He worked for a local taxidermist shop for a short time. Survivors include a daughter, Alvi Lepik, Estonia and the cousin. Funeral was Monday from Boies Almont Memorial Chapel. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Radcliff, Glenn G.
Glenn G. Radcliff - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2004 - Glenn G. Radcliff, age 80, passed away July 15, 2004. Survived by a host of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews in Oregon, Washington state and Missouri, including George (Lee) Radcliff, Racine, Mo., Gloria (Billy) Tupper and Lynette (Mike) Mendenhall, all of Joplin, Mo., Patti Jeske, Pueblo, and John Radcliff, Colorado. Also survived by special great-nephew, Erich Jeske; and great-niece, Shanna Jeske. He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Letitia Radcliff; brother, George H. Radcliff; and sister-in-law, Joyce Radcliff; and brother, Raymond Radcliff; and sister-in-law, Roselle Radcliff. Glenn was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a well-known upholsterer in Pueblo for many years. He will be dearly missed by his family. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Cremation to follow at Almont Crematory. The family requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may assist with funeral arrangements and details. Mr. Radcliff will lie in state from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday.

Radcliff, L. Dewey
L. Dewey Radcliff - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2002 - Age 75, passed away April 7, 2002, in Pueblo. He was born in Winfield, Kan., on June 20, 1926. After high school graduation, Dewey served in the U.S. Army at the end of World War II, and then received a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1949, followed by graduate studies at Columbia University in New York and the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan. He was the budget officer at the Colorado State Hospital from 1962 to 1982. Dewey is survived by his wife, Jean of Pueblo ; daughter, Kathryn of Castle Rock; brother, John of Ponca City, Okla.; and stepfather, Gene Lichliter of Coffeyville, Kan. Dewey requested that there be no services, so the family is holding an open house at the Radcliff residence from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in celebration of Dewey's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Pueblo City-County Library District, c/o Charlene, 100 Abriendo, Pueblo, CO 81004. Please state that the gift is in memory of Dewey Radcliff.

Radevich, Lucy
Lucy Radevich - Huerfano World - June 21, 1990 - Former Walsenburg resident, Lucy Radevich, 95, of Denver, died June 4, 1990, in that city. Funeral service was held June 8 from The Church of the Good Shepherd in Denver. Born in Austria/Hungary, Mar. 10, 1895, she came to the United States in 1907, settling in Walsenburg where she lived until moving to Denver in 1950. She was married to Milio Radevich on Mar. 30, 1913. Survivors include a daughter, Olga Vaughn, Denver; a sister, Mary Drake, Milwaukee, WI; a brother, Anthony Flak, Antigo, WI; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Radfan, Ralph R.
Ralph R. Radfan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 05, 2005 - Ralph R. Radfan passed away April 1, 2005, in Pueblo. Ralph was born July 17, 1928, in Faribault, Minn., to Albert and Emma Radfan and had lived in Pueblo since 1951. Ralph was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Ona B. Radfan. His survivors include his daughters, Lois (Manuel) Leyva, Linda (Larry) Rodriguez and Lori (Jose) Martinez; brother, Rudy, of Minnesota; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. At his request, no viewing or service. Cremation in the Davis Crematory.

Radloff, Louis J.
Louis J. Radloff - Pueblo Chieftain - February 02, 2003 - Louis J. Radloff, 71, of Pueblo, went to be with his Lord on Jan. 31, 2003, after a long illness. He leaves to celebrate his life his loving family: his wife, Dee, of the family home; sons, Gary (Cathy) Radloff and Ted (Carla) Radloff, of Pueblo; daughter, Tammy (Dennis) Stueve of Canon City; stepchildren, Terri (Jeff) VanAuken and Marty McCabe, all of Pueblo, and Christy (Albert) Espinoza of Manhattan, Kan.; grandchildren, Amanda, Josh, Ryan, Haley, Shelly, Cindy, Leslie, Chad, Tony, Tamara, Amber and Brian; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters, Elsie and Esther; brothers, Elmer (Eve) and Lawrence; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Radloff and Dorothy Beach; brother-in-law, Paul; and numerous other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Amalia and William Radloff; brothers, Carl and Rudy; sisters, Alma, Olenda, Ethel, Nelda and Leona. Louie has been a resident of Pueblo since 1955 and was employed by DR & GW Railroad, retiring after 35 years. He loved making stained glass creations and blessed many recipients with his work, which he continued until shortly before his passing. His love of people was only surpassed by people's respect and love for him. At his request, cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at Trinity Life Center, 36 Merritt Court, with the Rev. Richard Conley officiating. A potluck reception for family and friends will be held in the Fellowship Hall following the service. Interment will be in Logan, Kan.

Radok, Devon Jace-Riley
Devon Jace-Riley Radok - Pueblo Chieftain - June 05, 2002 - In loving memory of Devon Jace-Riley Radok, born to Jennifer L. Radok, July 12, 2001. Passed away June 2, 2002. You were the most loved little boy. We will always remember your beautiful smile and those big blue eyes. You will always be in our hearts. We love you so much, love Mom, Russ, Auntie Shonna, Auntie Trisha, Uncles Corey and Dan, Nana, G-ma, Pop and many friends and family. Viewing at the funeral home Wednesday from noon until 6 p.m. Funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Radok, Frank
Frank Radok - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2000 - Frank Radok passed away April 5, 2000. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Rose Radok; and brother, Ed Radok. He is survived by his son, Jim Radok; stepson, Riley Brassfield; stepdaughter, Peggy Brassfield; sister, Rose Sardello; and brother, Robert (Agnes) Radok; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Frank was a graduate of Walsenburg High School. He served in the Army Air Force during WWII and was honorably discharged. Visitation, 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Rose Chapel, with interment to follow, Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Contributions may be made in memory of Frank Radok Jr. to the American Diabetes Association, 2480 West 26th Ave., Denver, Colo., 80211.

Radosevich, Estelle
Estelle Radosevich – Albuquerque Journal – January 30, 2003 - Estelle Radosevich, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, and native of New Mexico, went home to be with God, on Monday, January 27, 2003 after a long illness. She was born in Sugarite, New Mexico in 1918. Estelle started her long career at J.C. Penney's in Trinidad, Colorado and finished after 34 years as a display manager in Albuquerque. She is preceded in death by her husband, Anthony; and her grandson, Michael Aiken. She leaves behind a brother, Richard Woods and wife, Nancy of Oregon; daughters, Renee Ray and Donna Aiken Stabler of Albuquerque; seven, grandchildren, Chad Carpenter and wife, Lindsay, Tami Carpenter, Robyn Rachel and Laura Ray, Cheryl Aiken of Ruidoso and Richard Aiken of Oregon. She has one great-granddaughter, Amanda Carpenter. A private family viewing will be held. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 30, 2003 in Fern Chapel of Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m., Friday, January 31, 2003 at St. Charles Borromeo 1818 Coal Pl SE with Rev. Joseph Thai Tran S.S. S, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Strong-Thorne Mortuary is entrusted to the care of Estelle.

Radovich, Samuel Frank
Samuel Frank Radovich - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2005 - Samuel Frank Radovich, 94 died peacefully in his sleep Friday at Life Care Nursing Center where he'd been a resident for 2 years. With him at the time of his death were family and close friends. Mr. Radovich lived a long and very interesting life. In his late 30s he met and married a woman he had long known and admired, June Cecelia Prendergast, nee Abell, recently divorced with three young children. Mr. Radovich graduated from Central High School in 1929. He was employed by Lockheed Air Service and joined the Army Air Corps to help his country in the Second World War After the service, he joined the staff at Pueblo Junior College as an instructor in mechanics and became part owner in a scrap metal yard. In 1957, Sam and June left Pueblo to move to southern California where Sam returned to Lockheed Corp. In 1973, Sam and June retired to Truth or Consequences, N.M., where he resided until moving back to Pueblo in 1996. Sam was a third degree Mason, his home Lodge being Mount Baldy Lodge, No. 419, in Upland, Calif. He was also a 60-year member of the BPOE Pueblo. Sam was predeceased by his wife, June; his son, Bernie; his brother, Dan; and his granddaughter, Shelley. Sam will be missed by his daughters, Stephanie (Ted) Hall of Palm Harbor, Fla.; Terri (Richard) Abell-Walling of Pueblo West; four grandchildren, Tracey Williams and Chuck Costello of Pueblo; Christopher Farm of Portland, Ore., and Kevin Farm of Seattle, Wash; also two great-grandchildren, Nicholas Williams of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Tony Costello of Joshua Tree, Calif.; and two nephews, Ron and Greg Radovich of Pueblo. Sam will be fondly remembered by his friend, George Kirby; and all of his very special care-givers at Life Care, especially Esperanza who was a gift from God to Sam and his family. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Church of God, 528 W. Abriendo Ave. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials sent to the First Church of God, 528 W. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.

Radulovich, Sam
Sam Radulovich - Huerfano World - April 14, 1994 - Former Huerfano Sam Radulovich, 72, of Denver, died Apr. 5, 1994 in that city, following a long illness. Born Mar. 10, 1922, in Ideal, he graduated from Walsenburg High School and then served his country in World War II. After the war, he returned and was a contractor and raised Appaloosa horses in Denver for many years. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy and three children, Michael, Penny and Carol, all of Denver; two sisters, Helen Gonacha, Pueblo and Mary Lessar, Walsenburg. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.***** Sam Radulovich - Rocky Mountain News - May 01, 1994 - Sam Radulovich, 72, of Aurora died April 5. Graveside services were April 11 at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Radulovich was born March 10, 1922. He married Dorothy Obrey in January 1949 in Raton, N.M. He was a retired construction contractor and he raised and raced quarter horses. He served in the Army. He is survived by his wife; one son, Michael of Littleton; two daughters, Penny Eno of Littleton and Carol Radulovich of Aurora; and two sisters, Mary Lessar of Walsenburg and Helen Gonacha of Pueblo.

Raebel, Jean A.
Jean A. Raebel - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2004 - Jean A. Raebel passed away Dec. 25, 2004, in Pueblo. Jean was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on Sept. 26, 1925, and had lived in Pueblo since 1973. She was employed at the Colorado National Bank and retired as trust operations supervisor in 1990. Mrs. Raebel is survived by her husband, Aloysius of Pueblo; her children, William Raebel of Wisconsin, Robert (Beth) Raebel of Illinois, Donna (Michael) Carlson of Wisconsin, Richard (Sandra) Raebel of Pueblo, and Elizabeth (Robert) Fox of Illinois; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. There will be no public viewing or services. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Raeder, Frank N.
Frank N. Raeder - Walsenburg World-Independent - December 9, 1940 - Frank N. Raeder, who died Thursday at La Veta, will be sent to Niverville, N. Y., for burial, it was learned here today. Four surviving sisters are residents of that city. Raeder, past 80 years of age, had been a resident of La Veta for some 40 years, and was well known in mining circles in the county. At the time of his death, he was operating a coal mine on lease in the vicinity of Ojo. He is survived by Mrs. Frank E. Drum, Mrs. Carrie Vanallen, and Miss. Grace Raeder, all of Niverville, and by Mrs. Edgar Shinkle of Chatham, N. Y. All are sisters of the deceased. Arrangements are at present under the direction of the Unfug-Peet Mortuary. Frank N. "Bill" Raedner - Huerfano World - December 19, 1991 - This Week in La Veta History 1940: Frank N. "Bill" Raedner, about 80, died while developing some coal property at Ojo. He mined and prospected in this area for 40 years.

Rael, Adrianna Mariah
Adrianna Mariah Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2002 - Infant child, departed this life on Jan. 20, 2002, in Denver Children's Hospital. She was born Nov. 18, 2001, Pueblo, Colo. Daughter of Gary Rael and Colleen Pando. She also leaves to cherish in her memory her sister, BreAnna Pando; grandparents, Valerie Borrego (John Flores), Juanita and Fernando Morales, Henry Borrego, Robert and Debbie Lucero and Dennis (Anna) Arellano; great-grandparents, Viola Bachicha, Albert (Connie) Rael, Lorraine and Tony Trujillo, Geneva Lucero, Robert Lucero (Julie) Clara Nees and Roger and Margaret Roybal; godparents, Gerri Loya and Ted Lucero. Also survived by numerous, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today, also at Romero Chapel. Mass of the Angels, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Carmel Church, Rev. Bob Carden, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after the rosary and Mass.

Rael, Albert R.
Albert R. "Coyote" Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2009 - Albert R. "Coyote" Rael, 68, of Avondale, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 9, 2009 with his family surrounding his bedside. Preceded in death by his parents, Eulogio and Emelia Rael; brother, Orlando; sisters, Roseanna Maestas and Helen Rael; and great granddaughters, AdriAnna and Atiana Rael. Survived by his children, Raymond (Patti) Rael, Lorrie (James Lucero) Trujillo, Elouise (Robert) Eveatt and Juanita Rael; 15 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; siblings, Rachel (Valoy) Gallegos, Lucy Doose, Phyllis (Arnold) Gallegos and Abel (Virginia) Rael; and numerous nephews, nieces, godchildren, other relatives and friends. Albert was a very devoted father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. He enjoyed hunting, the outdoors as well as all sports but mostly the Broncos. He loved to make his menudo for all to enjoy. He was a descendant of the Pioneer Charles Autobee family and an active member of the Autobee club. Special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Viewing 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at the Romero Courtesy Hall following viewing. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Thursday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Avondale. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery.

Rael, Alice D.
Alice D. Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2006 - Alice D. Rael, 77, born Sept. 27, 1929, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 18, 2006. Preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Montoya; father, Juan Vallejos; mother, Catherine Vallejos; sister, Christine; brother, Pete; and great-granddaughter, Alexandria. Survived by her loving husband, Guillermo; children, Ed (Yvonne), Rosalie (Ken), Rick (Barb), Lillian, John (Claudine), James (Veronica), Bea, Richard (Donna), Al (Elisa), Sarah (Larry), Isabel and Joyce; brother, Levi (Eva); sister-in-law, Margie; sisters, Esther (Fil), Dolores, Virgie (Paul) and Bea (Dave); brother-in-law, Ted; 24 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Alice loved the Lord and accepted Him into her life at age 11. She was involved in numerous local ministries and missions in Mexico. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Prayer service, 7 p.m. today and funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both at Praise Assembly. Interment to follow at St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale. Relatives and friends will be received at Praise Assembly Hall immediately following interment. The family respectfully requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Alice's memory to Missions Department, Praise Assembly, 2000 Troy Ave. Pueblo, CO, 81001.

Rael, Angel Luciano
Angel Luciano Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - May 01, 2003 - Angel Luciano Rael, infant. Child of Albert Rael and Carmelita Carrero. Graveside service, 3 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2003, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Rael, Bart G.
Bart G. Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - June 04, 2005 - Bart G. Rael, 36, born Nov. 20, 1968, went home to be with his heavenly Father and beloved sister, Lucretia Lucero Rael, on May 31, 2005. Survived by his sons, Gabriel and Aron Rael; parents, Luis and Catherine Rael; wife, Tracy Rivas; step-children, Raven and Jered; sisters, Chantel and Julie; brother, Louis; and numerous other family members. At his request, cremation. Memorial service, 4 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Rael, Elena
Elena Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 1986 - Elena Rael, late of Las Vegas, N.M., formerly of Anton Chico, N.M., died Jan. 7, 1986. Wife of Seferino Rael and mother of Griselda "Grace" (Alfonso) Montano, Adina (Amos) Rivera, Seferino (Martha) Rael Jr., all of Pueblo; Marie Oralia (Joe) Fuchida of New Jersey and Eulalia (Orlando) Ortega of Longmont. Nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren also survive. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday, both services at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Las Vegas, N.M. Interment, Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Services under the direction of Rivera Funeral Home in Taos, N.M.

Rael, Emelia
Emelia (Autobee) Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2001 - Emelia Rael, 87, of Avondale, passed away July 7, 2001. Born Nov. 13, 1913, to Mariano and Francisca Armijo-Autobee in Avondale where she was raised and lived until her passing. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eulojio Rael; four infant children; son, Orlando; and daughters, Elena Rael and Roseanna Maestas; three brothers; two sisters; one grandson; and two great-granddaughters. Survived by her children, Rachel (Valoy) Gallegos, Abel (Virginia) Rael of Avondale, Albert (Corrine Bueno) Rael, Lucy (Jack) Doose, Phyllis (Arnold) Gallegos of Pueblo; son-in-law, Joe Maestas of Avondale; sisters, Stella Pando, Cora (Albert) Cassares, Vera (Don Crawford) Cruz; brothers, Milton (Shirley) Autobee, Ferris (Ruby Gallegos) Autobee; 21 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She is a direct descendant of pioneer Charles Autobees, member of Autobee Club and Sacred Heart Alter and Rosary Society, also a member of the San Isidro Society (the Patron Saint of Farmers). Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, at the T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Rosary will be 7 p.m. this evening. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2001, both services to be held at the Sacred Heart Church, in Avondale. Interment to follow at the family plot in St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale.

Rael, Frances Juanita
Frances Juanita Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2001 - Frances Juanita Rael, 72 of Pueblo, passed away May 20, 2001. Born Feb. 23, 1929 in Chama, Colo. Preceded in death by her spouse, Delfino Charles Rael; one son, Calvin Arnold Rael; also her parents Tobias and Rebecca Valdez. Survived by sons, Thomas G. (Brenda) Rael, Denver, and Calvin J. Rael, Pueblo; daughters, Vivian Rael, South Carolina, Mercy (Michael) Santistevan, Mary Ann Rael, Sally Vigil, Nancy (Sammy) Baca, Barbara Rael, Annette Rael, Yvonne Rael (Ricardo Reynoso), and Connie Rael (Arthur Moncivaiz), all of Pueblo; sisters, Rosenda Vialpando, Colorado Springs, and Lila Vigil, Pueblo; 27 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Frances enjoyed dancing, walking, traveling, crossword puzzles, camping and fishing and the time she spent with her family. Viewing today 1 p.m. to 5 and Tuesday 1 p.m. to 7. Vigil Rosary Tuesday 7 p.m. both at Romero Chapel. Also, Vigil Rosary Wednesday 7 p.m. at Romero Chapel in San Luis, Colo. Funeral Mass Thursday 11 a.m. at Sangre de Cristo Church in San Luis, Colo. Celebrant Rev. Pat Valdez of San Luis, Colo. Interment Chama Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Friendship Circle Hall in San Luis after Interment.

Rael, Juan
Juan Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 1986 - Juan Rael, 70, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 9, 1986. Mr. Rael is survived by his wife, Gomisinda Rael of Pueblo; their children, Rosalie (Santiago) Aragon of Pueblo; Leroy Valdez of Denver; Georgia Vialpando of Denver; Cora Villages of Pueblo; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Rael is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Madeline (Socorro) Suazo of Trinidad; Eloisa Abeyta of Trinidad; Lugarda Ortiz of Denver; Edward (Josie) Rael of Lake Tahoe, Nev.; and Victor (Lena) Rael of Denver. He is survived also by numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Rael was born March 15, 1916 in Abeyta, Colo., and moved to Pueblo from Trinidad 31 years ago. He served as a Private First Class in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945, and retired from the CF&I in 1979. Mr. Rael was a member of St. Francis Church in Pueblo and also the CF&I Credit Union. Visitation hours will be held noon to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Imperial Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Church and the rosary will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Imperial Chapel. The Rael family will greet friends following the interment service at Imperial Reception Hall. Interment, Garden of Pieta, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Burial rites will be performed by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Rael, Mary Ofelia
Mary Ofelia (Ulibarri) Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 2001 - Age 69, Aug. 16, 2001. Also survived by mother, Lucy Maria Ulibarri. Viewing, 4 p.m. Monday for family; 5 to 8 p.m. for all others. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at the home of her daughter, Sandy, at 2124 Hollywood Drive.

Rael, Mary S.
Mary S. Rael – Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2001 - Mary S. Rael, 70, of Alamosa, Colo. Funeral service, 10 a.m. today at the Sacred Heart Church in Alamosa.

Rael, Mary Vincentita
Mary Vicentita Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 1998 - Mary Vicentita Rael, 79, passed away on Jan. 28, 1998. She was born June 2, 1918, in Manassa, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Apolinar Rael- two sons, Toby Martinez and Eugene Martinez- two daughters, Ruth Martinez and Lucy Martinez- one brother, Benito Mestas- and her parents, Carpio and Vicentita Mestas. Survived by sons, Reginaldo (Dianna) Martinez, Denver, Benito (Irene) Martinez, Pueblo, Anthony (Betty) Martinez, Thermoplis, Wyo., Charles (Lola) Martinez, Littleton, and Isaac (Ninfa) Martinez, Albuquerque, N.M.- daughters, Connie (Ralph) Tabling, Alamosa, Marcella (David) Alires, Salt Lake City, Utah, Loretta Esquibel, Petaluma, Calif., Dora (Ellis) Braud, Thibidoux, La., Bernadette Dillard, Odessa, Texas, and Madelyn (George) Anderson, Aurora- sisters, Helen Davis, Phoenix, Ariz., and Aurora Espinoza, San Diego, Calif.- 29 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday at Romero Funeral Chapel in Pueblo. Vigil rosary 7 p.m. Monday and Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa, Colo., celebrant, Rev. Gary Kennedy. Interment, Alamosa Cemetery, Alamosa, Colo. Relatives and friends will be received at 312 E. River, Pueblo, Colo.

Rael, Orlando Nickanor
Orlando Nickanor Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 1987 - Orlando Nickanor Rael, 49, late of Avondale, passed away June 23, 1987, at University Medical Center. Survived by parents, Eulogio and Emelia Rael; grandfather, Mariano Autobee; and brothers and sisters, Roseanna (Joe) Maestas, Rachel (Valoy) Gallegos and Abel (Virginia) Gallegos, all of Avondale; Albert Rael. Lucy (Jack) Doose and Phyllis (Arnold) Gallegos, all of Pueblo. Preceded in death by sister, Elena Rael, in 1964; grandmother, Francisca Autobee, in 1970; nephew, Isaac Gallegos, in 1978; and grand-niece, Augustina Hernandez, in 1985. Twenty nephews and nieces; 32 great-nieces and great-nephews; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends also survive. A member of the Autobee Club. Evening Mass at 7 o'clock Friday, and rosary prayer service at 10 a.m. Saturday, both services at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery. Friends will be received at Forest Park Road in Avondale, home of parents.

Rael, Rita Lydia
Rita Lydia Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2003 - Rita Lydia Rael, 62, former Pueblo resident, born April 24, 1941, passed away July 21, 2003, in Hercules, Calif. She lived in Pueblo for over 52 years before moving to the Bay area. Even though she lived just down the street from the Oakland Raiders stadium, Rita was still a Denver Broncos fan and cheered them on when they came to play. She also loved the Colorado Rockies and going to bingo sessions. Preceded in death by her parents, Rudy and Julia Jimenez; and her grandparents who raised her, Joe and Rita Gonzales. She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Rudy (Esther) Baca, Pueblo West; a daughter, Christine Maes, Reno, Nev.; three sisters, Luz (Dan) Hermosillo, Pinole, Calif., Daisy Jimenez, Redwood City, Calif., and Lupe Goo, Daily City, Calif.; two brothers, Raymond (Natalie) Jimenez, Rudy Jimenez, both of San Francisco, Calif.; five grandchildren, Rita Molina, Tony Molina, Steven Rael, Amber and Nicole Tenorio; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel, with the Rev. Dan Hermosillo of Pinole, Calif., officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites.

Rael, Seferino Sr.
Seferino Rael Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2005 - Seferino Rael Sr., 95, of Las Vegas passed away on January 09, 2005. He is preceded in death by his wife, Elena Gallegos Rael, infant son, Anastacio, parents, Cleofes Rael & Bridgida Barros, brothers and sisters, Rosendo, Candelario, Cleofes, Gregorita and Romana and special nephew, Joe Gallegos. He is survived by his children, Griselda Montano (Alfonso) of Pueblo, CO, Adina Rivera (Amos) of Taos, NM, Seferino Rael Jr. (Martha) of Pueblo, CO, Oralia Fuchida (Joe) of New Jersey and Eulalia Ortega (Orlando) of Long Mont, CO, brother, Carlos Rael (Louise) of Arizona. He is also survived by sixteen grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren, eleven great-great-grandchildren and many other relatives. Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 6:30 PM at Mt. Carmel Church in Pueblo, CO. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 11 AM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Las Vegas, N.M. with interment to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Taos, N.M., 505-758-3841.

Rafferty, Daniel
Daniel Rafferty - Rocky Mountain News – February 12, 1911 - Daniel Rafferty at Pueblo, dies of pneumonia after nearly four days in a cellar where he had sought shelter, while seeking employment. Survived by two sons who have arrived to take his remains back to Omaha.

Ragan, Theresa
Theresa Ragan - Pueblo Chieftain - June 08, 1986 - Theresa Ragan, June 7, 1986. Wife of Ward Ragan, who passed away Sept. 3, 1956. Sister of Mary Fitzgerald, California; Anthony (Evelyn) Fear, Pueblo; and Bernice Fry, Denver. She was a lifetime Pueblo resident and a member of St. Patrick parish. Services, St. Patrick Church: rosary, 9:50 a.m. Tuesday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Roselawn. Please omit food gifts; memorial gifts may be made to St. Patrick Church.

Ragsdale, Frances
Frances Whitaker Ragsdale - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 2003 - Frances Whitaker Ragsdale, 87, of Pueblo, Colo., died at home on Feb. 5, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Ragsdale on March 17, 2000; her parents; one sister; and two brothers. She is survived by two nieces, Myrna Whitaker Manweiler and Mary Whitaker Stratton; a nephew, Dr. Howard Whitaker; seven grand nieces and nephews, and seven great-grand nieces and nephews. Born and reared in Oklahoma, Mrs. Ragsdale moved to Pueblo in 1946. She was a member of Central Christian Church where she was past Chairman of Deaconesses and past treasurer of Christian Women's Fellowship. She also served many years as treasurer of a number of individual CWF study groups. Mrs. Ragsdale was employed in the credit field for 42 years at Gulf Oil in Tulsa, Okla., and other companies in Pueblo. She was a member of the Symphony Guild and the Denver Performing Arts Guild, where she served as treasurer. She was a life member since 1955 and past president of Credit Women Professionals, a member of the Disabled American Veteran's Auxiliary and past memorial chairman of the Pueblo Heart Association. As per Mrs. Ragsdale's request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Graveside service will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at the columbarium in the Veterans (0) Court of Honor in Imperial Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ray Hawkins officiating. The family respectfully requests no food or flowers.

Ragsdale, George J.
George J. Ragsdale - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2000 - George J. Ragsdale, 85, passed away Friday, March 17, 2000. Predeceased by his parents, Jack and Bertha Ragsdale. Survived by his wife, Frances Ragsdale; brother, David (Margaret) Ragsdale of Olney Springs, Colo.; nephew, David A. (Sheryl) Ragsdale of Crowley, Colo.; and nieces, Carolyn and Marilyn Ragsdale of Pueblo. Born in Missouri and raised in Colorado on the Ragsdale ranch near Olney Springs until August 1942, when he entered the Army during World War II. He was wounded on Omaha Beach and received the Purple Heart. He was discharged in 1945 from the military police. He and his wife Frances were married in 1946 in Oklahoma. George was an overhead crane man for CF&I Steel Corp., retiring in 1978 after 28 years of service. A life member of the Disabled American Veterans. Member of Central Christian Church, where he had served as an elder. His greatest love was animals, especially his Pomeranians. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Graveside inurnment will be in the Veterans Court of Honor, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Ray Hawkins and Dr. David Chambers officiating. Service time and date to be announced. The family respectfully requests no food or flowers.

Ragsdale, James Edward
James Edward Ragsdale - Huerfano World - July 11, 1991 - James Edward Ragsdale, 58, of Walsenburg, died Tuesday, July 9, 1991, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo where he had been a patient for about a week. Born in Cherokee County, OK, Oct. 11, 1932, his early years were spent in Oklahoma and he worked for Pittsburg Plate Glass Company of Tulsa for 17 years. He moved to the San Francisco Bay area where he was employed by Smiser Freight Company of San Leandro, CA, until 1974 when he came to Huerfano County. In June, 1974, he married Bertha Martinez Cisneros and went to work for Lenzini Motor Company and Front Range Petroleum until 1984 when he retired due to poor health. Mr. Ragsdale was a member of St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Survivors include his wife, Bertha, Walsenburg; a son, James Ragsdale, Florence; two stepsons, three brothers, Warren, Tom and Paul Ragsdale and four sisters, Corene Hayhurts, Lorena Olsen, Alice Bluebird and Nellie Radcliff, all of Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m. Saturday, both from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Ragsdale, Julie Ann
Julie Ann Ragsdale - Huerfano World - August 1, 1991 - The Family of James E. Ragsdale Sr. would like to thank everyone for cards, flowers, masses, food, calls and gifts we received during our loss. There are no words to express our appreciation and love to relatives and friends for everything. We would also like to thank Boies Almont Staff and Father Passerelli for their kind services. Thank you and God bless you. Bertha Ragsdale and Family. Julie Ann Ragsdale - Huerfano World - August 1, 1991 - In Loving memory of Our Daughter and Sister Julie Ann Ragsdale who passed away three years ago, July 10, 1988 - Verse - Sadly missed by Mother Bertha and family. Julie Ann Ragsdale - Huerfano World - August 3, 2000 - Our darling Julie Ann would have been 25 years old on July 25, but she was called to join the angels on July 10, 1988. Mother Bertha, brothers Lawrence and Gerald Cisneros.

Ragsdale, Leslie A.
Leslie A. Ragsdale - Pueblo Daily Chieftain - August 5, 1873 - Fatal Accident - About ten o'clock last night two heavy wagons arrived in this city, by way of the main road up the valley, one of these containing the remains of a human being, an awkward and uncomfortable sort of freight. The body was that of a man apparently in the prime of life, until a few hours since, and in the full enjoyment of health and all its countless blessings, until the hour of death. The details of the fatal accident are as follows: About seven o'clock yesterday morning [evening], a two-mule team, driven by the victim of this accident, whose name has been ascertained to be Leslie A. Ragsdale, was overtaken by a team of like description, driven by Charles Boyd, aided by Edward Hart. The team driven by Ragsdale also conveyed the carcasses of two individuals whose names have not been discovered, or at least were not revealed to the public gaze at present writing. Under the genial influence of bad whisky, these fellow travelers agreed upon a race of teams with terms in every way satisfactorily, and the trial of speed began with Boyd's team in advance, on account of the superior qualities of the deceased's animals. The race was without mishap for a time, but owing to the interruption of a trifling obstruction in the road, and the fact that Boyd's team was gaining, and Ragsdale was standing up in his wagon to urge his mules to faster speed, plain sailing was at an end, and the deceased was pitched headlong in the road. He was raised from the ground and placed in his wagon and at his own request, a surgeon sent for, in the mean time declaring that he was a dead man. Boyd and Hart conveyed the remains to this city, where an inquest was commenced by Dr. Thombs, at once, and adjourned until today, at ten o'clock, on account of the absence of Ragsdale's companions in the wagon at the time of the accident. The lateness of the hour prevents further details at present. Pueblo Daily Chieftain – August 6, 1873 – The Inquest – The coroner's jury in the case of Ragsdale, who was thrown from his wagon and killed, about five miles above the city, on Monday evening (misprinted morning in our last issue), decided that the case of his health was accidental. The accident was unquestionably the injudicious use of bad whisky. Pueblo Daily Chieftain - August 6, 1873 - Callahan and Atwood, the two villainous fellows who were present at the death of Ragsdale day before yesterday, and who suddenly disappeared after the remains were conveyed to this city, were arrested the same night by deputy sheriff Redfield. It appears that after Ragsdale's demise these gentlemen constituted themselves his executors, and proceeded to take charge of the little loose change he had on his person. Unfortunately for them a portion of the money was in specie, and the officers had but little trouble in tracing the crime to their doors. At a preliminary examination held before Judge Bradford, each of them were bound over in the sum of five hundred dollars for their appearance at the next term of the district court, in default of which they at present languish in Jack Allen's wind cage. Daily Rocky Mountain News - August 7, 1873 - Accidentally Killed - Leslie A. Ragsdale, a native of Missouri, and who had been hauling ties down the Arkansas, near Pueblo, was killed on Tuesday, about eight miles from that place, by accidentally falling from his wagon. He had been to Pueblo for grain and provisions, and before starting from the city he procured a supply of whiskey. When about eight miles down the valley, he was overtaken by another team driven by two men, who at once bantered for a race. The challenge was accepted, and the race began, when Ragsdale, in endeavoring to urge his team to their utmost, was thrown from his wagon and injured so that he died in about half an hour. His body was taken to Pueblo, and an inquest held. It appears from the People (newspaper) that two men, named Callahan and Atwood, were in the wagon with Ragsdale. After his death they robbed the corpse of what money was on it, and were seen to do so by other parties near. They were found and arrested in South Pueblo, and the money, amounting to about $40, and the wallet with the deceased man's name upon it, was found in their possession. They were committed to jail by Justice Bradford, in default of $500, each, bail.

Ragsdale, Robert H.
Robert "Rags" H. Ragsdale - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1999 - Robert "Rags" H. Ragsdale, 68, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 19, 1999. Survived by his children, Debra (Bob) Miller, David H. (Valerie) Ragsdale, Barbara (Nick) Colarelli; grandchildren, Christy Grzybowski, Garrett Gryzbowski, Michael Ragsdale, Michele Ragsdale, Heather Ragsdale, Brian Brown, Ashton Brown, Deanna (Lance) Guarienti, Nicolas and Tony Colarelli; and great-granddaughter, Normandi Rose Guarienti. Preceded in death by his wife, Norma on March 26, 1990. Rags worked for the C&W Railway for 34 years as a switchman retiring in 1983. He loved to fish and camp in the outdoors with his family. He also served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1953. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Lung Association in his memory.

Ragulsky, Alex G. Sr.
Alex G. Ragulsky Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 2003 - Alex G. Ragulsky Sr., 77, went to meet Joyce, his beloved wife, in heaven on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003. He is survived by his sons, Alex (Nancy) Ragulsky Jr. and Gene (Erin) Ragulsky; five grandchildren, three sisters, two sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Al retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. as a guard. Per Alex's request, there will be no services. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in Alex's memory.

Ragulsky, Andrew
Andrew Ragulsky - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 1987 - Andrew Ragulsky, May 23, 1987. Husband of Olivia Ragulsky. Father of Sherry (John) Oldham, Jerri (Jerry) Schafer, Linda Ragulsky, Mike Ragulsky, Richard (Vicki) Ragulsky, Jim (Marian) McKeehan, Clifford (Valarie) Horn, April Passero and Rosemary (Carl) Marcil. Brother of Alex (Joyce) Ragulsky, Frank (Helen) Ragulsky, Ann (Pete) Kitterman, Margaret (Frank) S1ak, and Dorothy Cunningham. Also survived by eight grandchildren, numerous nieces, and nephews. Mr. Ragulsky served in the U.S. Marines during World War II, and retired from CF&I Steel Corp. in 1974. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial, 2 p.m. Monday, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Please omit flowers; contributions may be made to St. Jude's Hospital in his memory.

Ragulsky, Betty L.
Betty L. Ragulsky - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 1998 - Betty L. Ragulsky, 88, passed away Oct. 10, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Steve, in 1964- by two daughters, Jean Rachelle of South Pasadena, Calif., and Darla Peaslee of Pueblo- and by her brother, Rex Swinney. Survived by her children, Pat (Tom) Belcher of Port Isabel, Texas, Dave Ragulsky, Sandi (Jim) Clementi, Steve Ragulsky Jr., all of Pueblo- and by her brother, Rod Williams of Boone, Colo. Also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Ragulsky, Olivia Rosalinda
Olivia Rosalinda Ragulsky - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2005 - Olivia Rosalinda Ragulsky, 72, of Pueblo. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. today, Aug. 31, 2005, St. Joseph Catholic Parish with the Rev. Richard Becker as celebrant.

Ragulsky, Robert John
Robert John Ragulsky - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2003 - Robert John Ragulsky went to our Lord on Nov. 30, 2003, following a courageous battle with Grave's Disease. He is preceded in death by his father, Frank A. Ragulsky. Survived by his mother, Helen L. Ragulsky; Shelley Ragulsky; children, Michael A. and Gina M. Ragulsky; brothers, Dr. Frank A. (Jane) Ragulsky, Thomas A. (Shirley) Ragulsky, Dr. Ronald J. (Daryl) Ragulsky, and Joseph A. Ragulsky; sisters, Mary J. (Ret. Lt. Col. David) Keith, Jeannie S. (Ret. Lt. Col. Rodney) McNeill, and Phyllis A. (Dino) Gius. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and one great-niece. Robert was employed as construction superintendent for the Aberdeen Bluffs Development. He was the former director of the Pueblo Regional Building Department. He was second vice-chair for the Colorado Chapter International Code Council. He served six years as treasurer for the ICC and had a large impact in the reformation of the council. Robert was a member of the National Code Change Committee, a member of the Colorado Code Change Committee, and was very involved with the General Contractors Association. He served as the department representative for the general contractors. Robert devoted much time, energy and talent to various community activities, including the John Neumann School playground and the construction for the Girl Scout cabins in San Isabel. He was involved in various aspects for Ducks Unlimited and served in many capacities for wildlife preservation. Robert will always be remembered for his love, devotion, and generosity to all those who were in need of help. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, Our Lady of the Assumption Church. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or to the charity of your choice.

Ragulsky, Stephen A.
Stephen A. Ragulsky - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2002 - Stephen A. Ragulsky, 55, of Pueblo passed away May 8, 2002. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. today, St. Mary Catholic Church. Honoring his request, cremation will take place.

Rahal, Ann J.
Ann J. Rahal - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1997 - Ann J. Rahal, born April 22, 1907, passed away Oct. 9, 1997, in Midland, Texas. Preceded in death by her husband, George Rahal, in 1959- and her daughter, Peggi Saliba, in 1983. Survived by her sisters, Mary Hadad, Trinidad, Julia Brady of Pueblo- and daughter, Mrs. Georgann (James) Harben, Midland, Texas. Also survived by grandson, George N. (Sandra) Harben, Richmond, Va.-granddaughter, Dana Renee Harben, Troy, N.Y.-great-grandchildren, James Wesley Harben and Peggy Dawn Harben- and numerous other relatives. , Tuesday, 11 a.m., Ascension Episcopal Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice in her memory.

Rahlke, John A.
John A. Rahlke – Pueblo Chieftain – October 5, 1901 – Remains of John A. Rahlke of Monte Viste, who died in this city Wednesday, were taken to his former home yesterday. A large delegation of members of the I. O. O. F., of which the deceased was a member, escorted the remains from the undertaking rooms at the corner of D Street and Union Avenue to the depot.

Raich, Abraham
Rabbi Abraham Raich – Pueblo Chieftain – October 29, 2006 - Rabbi Abraham Raich, 84, passed away Oct. 27, 2006. Born in Pueblo in 1922, he attended Centennial High School. At the age of 56, he retired from the CF&I steel mill to pursue a career as a rabbi, serving in several pulpits around the country, most recently in Pueblo. He was rabbi emeritus of the Pueblo Jewish community and active in numerous Jewish, interfaith and community groups. Rabbi Raich was preceded in death by his wife, Adelyn Raich; and parents, Isaac and Anna Raich. He is survived by his sons, David (Sonia) Raich, Oakland, Calif., Kenneth (Pixie) Raich, Pueblo, Robert Raich, Oakland, Calif.; grandson, Michael Sean (Patricia) Raich, Fort Worth, Texas; and great-grandchildren, Arianna and Darren Raich. Funeral service, 12:15 p.m. Monday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment to follow at B'nai Jacob Cemetery.

Raich, Adelyn
Adelyn Strait Raich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2000 - Adelyn Strait Raich, 75, of Pueblo, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000. She was born Feb. 19, 1925, in Pueblo. Mrs. Raich graduated from Central High School and also the University of Colorado School of Journalism in 1946. She worked for the Greeley Tribune until 1947, when she married Abraham Raich. She continued to be active as a housewife, teacher and community activist. Mrs. Raich was active in many local, national and international associations. She served as president for the League of Women Voters of Pueblo as well as the Pueblo Chapter Hadassah Women's Organization. She was also a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, United Hebrew Center, Temple Emanuel, and supported many other causes, such as conservation, public broadcasting, charitable causes, human rights, music, political and regional organizations. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Rose Strait. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Rabbi Abe Raich; sons, David Raich of Oakland, Calif., Kenneth (Pixie) Raich of Pueblo, Robert Raich of Oakland, Calif.; grandson, Michael Sean (Patricia) Raich of Fort Worth, Texas; brother, Marvin (Shirley) Strait of Colorado Springs; and numerous friends and relatives. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. today at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will be at B'nai Jacob Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to the charity of your choice in Mrs. Raich's memory.

Raigoza, Altagracia
Altagracia Lozano Raigoza - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2002 - Altagracia Lozano Raigoza, sunrise Dec. 18, 1905, sunset, Aug. 12, 2002. She was born in Gomez-Palacio, Mexico, and is the sole survivor of her siblings. She married Vidal Raigoza June 26, 1926. Predeceased in 1966 by husband, Vidal Raigoza. She is survived by children, Aurora (Joseph) Autobee, Eva (Gilbert-deceased) Baca, Celia (Albert) Solano, Vidal (Stella) Raigoza and Alta (Henry) Apodaca; 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces. Alta was a lifetime member of St. Francis Xavier Church, having served as a member of the Altar Society and the Nocturnal Adoration Society. She will be greatly missed for her strength, love and courage. Rosary will be held at St. Francis Xavier Church at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends and relatives during the viewing from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Raigoza, Gordon Vidal
Gordon "Butch" Vidal Raigoza - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2000 - Gordon "Butch" Vidal Raigoza, 42, died unexpectedly on April 27, 2000. Survived by his parents, Vidal and Stella Raigoza; son, Severino Raigoza; sisters, Gloria (Alberto) Raigoza-Denegri and Lisa Raigoza; brother, Victor Raigoza; and longtime companion, Michael Flavin. Also survived by nephews, Steven (Mindy) Masias and Alejandro Masias; grandmothers, Altagracia Raigoza and Emma Sanchez; as well as numerous other relatives. Born Nov. 1, 1957, in Pueblo. He graduated from USC with an AA degree in mental health. He will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. today and from noon until 1 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th & Grand Ave., where a funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. today with the Rev. Father Anthony Wojcinski as celebrant. Cremation will follow at the Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The family will receive family and friends in the church hall immediately following the Mass. They respectfully request the omission of flowers. Those who desire may make memorials to the Cathedral Building Fund in memory of Gordon.

Raigoza, Lupe C.
Lupe C. Raigoza - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2000 - Lupe C. Raigoza, 77, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Oct. 19, 2000. Born Oct. 10, 1923, Ciudad Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico. Preceded in death by parents, Arnulfo and Cruz Cano; sons, Johnny Jesus "J. J." Raigoza and Bernardo Raigoza. Also four brothers and one sister. Survived by son, Rolando Raigoza of North Carolina; daughter, Linda Lupe (Thomas) Steele of Westminster; daughter-in-law, Arlene Raigoza of Pueblo; brother, Ramon Cano of Chihuahua, Mexico. Also survived by grandchildren, Bonita Lopez, J. J. Raigoza Jr., Gina Raigoza, David Raigoza, Jackie Goff, Alicia Duran, Kerri Miller, B. J. Raigoza; great-grandchildren, Raina Lopez, Daniel Lopez, A.J. Goff, Tyler Goff and Isabel Goff whom she loved dearly. Lupe was a Spanish teacher at Pueblo Catholic High and in later years was a tailor. She taught Mexican Folklorico dancing for many years, and was also a representative of the Mexican Consulate. Her family was her life. Lupe was a woman who had honor, pride, and dignity. She raised a family of four alone. All children she raised were successful in their life endeavors. In times her family was in need, she was always more than willing to give the shirt off her back. She will always be missed and remembered as a great woman, mother, and grandmother. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. tonight at Romero Chapel, 110 Cleveland. Rev. Jesse Perez, celebrant. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at Holy Family Church. Cremation to follow the Mass. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after the Mass.

Rail, Alfred Willie
Alfred Willie "Hollywood" Rail - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 2005 - Alfred Willie "Hollywood" Rail, 45, of Pueblo, passed away on Sept. 5, 2005. Hollywood was born on Nov. 14, 1959. His mother, Mary B. Rail, preceded him in death. Survived by his father, Alfred P. Rail; siblings, Gloria (David) Gallegos, Georgina (Bill) Miller, Julieann Rail; special nephew, Eric Rail; nephews, Craig, Tim and Julian; nieces, Tisha, Liza and Sheena; numerous family and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel.

Rail, Ed
Ed Rail - 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: Ed Rail is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 in the newspapers, but is not listed as a victim in the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities" where others were listed. For complete coverage of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html

Rail, Mary B.
Mary B. Rail - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2005 - Mary B. Rail, 65, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, born Feb. 12, 1939, departed this life Feb. 1, 2005, at her home with her family gathered around her to witness her transition. Survived by her husband, Alfred P. Rail; children, Gloria (David) Gallegos, Willie Rail, Georgina (Bill) Miller and Julieann Rail. Mrs. Rail also raised Craig, Eric and Julian Rail as her own children. Also survived by grandchildren, Tish, Liza, Sheena and Tim; great-grandchildren, Hayden Andres, and Acacla. A sister, (Pita) Richard Dominguez; brother-in-law, Eloy Rael; special nieces, Boby Rael, Mary Franklin. Our special thanks to niece, Barbara Pacheco for the loving care given to our family. At Mrs. Rail's request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 2 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel, with Deacon Steve Lumbert officiating.

Raimo, Giavanni
Giavanni Raimo – Durango Democrat – July 26, 1904 – Two Italians Killed in a Duel – Trinidad, Colo., July 25 – Giavanni Raimo and Gartno Falseto, Italian guards employed by the Victor Fuel company at Hastings, fought a desperate duel here last night and as a result both are dead. Falseto used a gun on his opponent and succeeded in inflicting fatal wounds. The shooting was done at short range and Raimos managed to reach Falseto with his knife, stabbing him three times about the heart. He then fell dead, with Falseto lying across his body. Falseto lived through the day and died at an early hour this evening.

Rainbow, Joseph
Joseph Rainbow - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - August 15, 1912 - The death sentence was passed upon Idellus M. Dye at Salt Lake, convicted of the murder of Joseph Rainbow last November in an attempted hold-up. Dye, who is the son of a prominent lawyer of Pueblo, Colo., is to be shot September 16.

Rainer, Fletcher Young Jr.
Fletcher Young Rainer Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 1986 - Fletcher Young Rainer Jr., 73, of Colorado Springs and formerly of Pueblo, died Feb. 15,1986, at a Colorado Springs hospital. Mr. Rainer was born in Denver on Aug. 5, 1912. Preceded in death by father, Fletcher Y. Rainer Sr.; mother, Mary Elizabeth Sirovec Rainer; and sister Lorraine Sutton. Mr. Rainer graduated from Central High School in Pueblo in 1931. He was employed in Pueblo by Hutchinson and Company Brokerage Firm. He retired from Continental Airlines. He was married on Oct. 29, 1936, in Pueblo to Mabel M. Titus who survives. He is survived by son, Fletcher Y. Rainer III, Fullerton, Calif.; daughters, Marinell Estep, Dos Palos, Calif., and Melanie Roberts, Colorado Springs; sister, Adeline Jeffers, Fresno, Calif.; mother-in-law, Mrs. W.C. Titus, Pueblo, two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the East United Methodist Church, 1505 E. Monument, Colorado Springs. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Colorado Springs.

Rains, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Rains - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 1999 - Elizabeth Rains, 93, passed away Feb. 20, 1999. She is survived by her sons, William A. (Frances) Rains of Pueblo, and Robert D. (Gail) Rains of Fort Collins- her sister, Ruth (Wesley) Chapman of Noel, Mo. - five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Agee F. Rains- her brothers, William E. Caddell and Joseph M. Caddell- and grandson, Richard L. Rains. Born to Janet Jean (nee Patterson) and William H. Caddell on Sept. 5, 1905, in Aguilar. Prior to moving to Pueblo in 1973, she and Agee lived in Rye for nearly 30 years. While living in Rye she was an active member of the Rye Home Church and the Rye Women's Club. After moving to Pueblo she became an active member of the Bethel Methodist Church. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home prior to service. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Richard Long officiating. Interment will follow at Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association through the funeral home.

Rains, Lloyd L.
Lloyd L. Rains - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 1998 - Lloyd L. Rains, 68, died Aug. 4, 1998, at his La Junta home. Services, 2 p.m. Friday at Peacock Memorial Chapel with Pastor Wallace Kurtz officiating. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arkansas Valley Hospice Association.

Rainwater, Dale U.
Dale U. Rainwater - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 1986 - Dale U. Rainwater, Granada, Colo., Dec. 13, 1986. Father of Dalene Webster and Nancy Kelley. Brother of Audrey Burnett, Granada. Also survived by several nieces and nephews, including Sharon Winters, Pueblo. A veteran with the U.S. Army during WWII, Mr. Rainwater was employed by the Union Carbide Co., Nucla, Colo., before; retiring in 1982 and moving to Granada. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar.

Rais, Noe
Noe Rais - Brandon Bell - January 2, 1914 - Found Guilty of Murder - Pueblo - John de Felico, an Austrian, was found guilty of murder in the first degree by a jury in the District Court. He killed Noe Rais, a countryman, September 18, with a knife.

Raley, John F. Jr.
John F. Raley - Pueblo Chieftain - August 3, 2006 - John F. Raley Jr., 90, born Jan. 3, 1916, passed away July 28, 2006. Predeceased by his wife, Esther; son, Lynn Raley; parents, John F. and Susie Raley; sisters, Belva Raley, Alma Whaley and Gertrude Robinson. Survived by daughter, Darlene (Edward) Anzlovar, Pueblo; and daughter-in-law, Bonnie Raley, Pueblo; brother, Raymond (Jean) Raley, Garden City, Kan.; grandchildren, Sherri (Gregg) Hofland, Parker, Colo., Melissa Anzlovar, Pueblo, Kim (Gary) Hecker, Pueblo, Dan (Deanne) Raley, Denver, and Nick Raley of Pueblo; great-grandchildren, Kristen Koski, Pueblo, and Benton Harrison, Penrose; and numerous nieces and nephews. John served in the U.S. Army from 1936 to 1939, and married his wife, Esther in 1939. They enjoyed 57 years together. He retired from the CF&I as a supervisor in the power department. He enjoyed many hobbies (rock hunting, woodworking, jewelry making), hunting, fishing and spending summers with Esther and their grandchildren in their trailer at Blue Mesa. Viewing, noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Please note change of service time: funeral service, 9:30 a.m. Friday, Wesley United Methodist Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice.

Ralph, Margaret Helene
Margaret Helene Ralph - Cincinnati Enquirer February 15, 2005 - Sr. Margaret H. Ralph taught for 52 years. Her first-graders learned reading, math - A Sister of Charity of Cincinnati for 73 years, Sister Margaret Helene Ralph died Thursday at Mother Margaret Hall nursing home. She was 91. Born in Memphis, Tenn., she served as a teacher and principal for 52 years. Her first teaching assignment was at St. William School in Price Hill from 1931-33. She was principal at Cure of Ars School, Cincinnati, from 1961-64. Sr. Margaret Helene also served schools in Lima, Chicago, Detroit and Texas. "Sister was a tremendous primary teacher and had great culinary ability," said Sister of Charity Francis Adelaide Zink. "Her most rewarding experiences came with the first grade," wrote Sister Donna Bryant in the June 1985 issue of Intercom, the Sisters of Charity magazine. "The children came in knowing little and closed the year being able to read, do math and cursive writing." After retiring from teaching 1983, Sr. Margaret Helene was coordinator of Holy Trinity Convent in Trinidad, Colo. "Sister was a very good provider - a wonderful housekeeper, cook and handyman," said Sister of Charity Isabella Glenn, who lived at the convent. She moved into St. Elizabeth Residence, Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1990, and returned to Cincinnati in 1994. Her brothers, Steve, Roy, Dewey, James and Hudson; and sisters, Arlena Ralph, Marie Brown and Selma Dolan, died earlier. Her survivors include nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 2-3 p.m. Tuesday at Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse in Delhi Township, followed by Mass of Christian burial at 3 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Chapel. She will be buried in the Sisters of Charity cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Retirement Fund, 5900 Delhi Road, Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051.

Ralya, Anna
Anna Ralya - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 1987 - Mrs. Anna Ralya, 91, died Feb. 12, 1987, in Pueblo after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Ralya was born April 16, 1895, in Trinidad to Antonio and Anna Zanetell. She married Harold Ralya in November 1917. The couple moved to Walsenburg in 1919, where they lived until 1940 when they moved to Blende. In 1977, they moved back to Walsenburg until recently. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and before that St. Joseph Catholic Church in Blende. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Ralya, on Jan. 29, 1979. Living relatives include her children, Caryl Bonicelli and Harold Ralya Jr., both of Pueblo, and Warren Ralya of Pensacola, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Recitation of the rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday; Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, both at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo.

Ralya, Harold E. Jr.
Harold E. Ralya Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 1998 - Harold E. Ralya Jr., 79, passed away Oct. 20, 1998, at home with family members and Hospice supporters. Survived by his children, Maxwell H. Ralya, Arvada, Sherry D. (Joe) Tenpenny, Avondale, Cynthia J. (Glenn) Pottenger, Canon City, Gary L. Ralya, Arvada, and Harold E. Ryala, III, Pueblo- nine grandchildren- five great-grandchildren- brother, Warren H. (Ruth) Ralya, Florida- sister, Caryl (Derito) Bonicelli, Pueblo- niece, Joy Ann Moesching- and special friend, Dorothy Tekavec. Preceded in death by his wife, Sarah R. Ralya- and parents, Anna and Harold E. Ralya Sr. Harold loved hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and working on others' vehicles. Harold and Sarah were married Dec. 19, 1947. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force (S.A.C.) for 22 years. Mr. Ralya retired in 1966 with the rank of major and served his last post in El Paso, Texas. After retiring, he worked at the PAD for 10 years. Harold was a member of the Retired Officers Association and D.A.V. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday.

Ramacciotti, Catherine
Catherine Ramacciotti - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 2004 - Catherine Ramacciotti, 88, of Las Vegas, Nev., passed away Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004. She was born on Dec. 21, 1915, in Pueblo, Colo., and resided in Las Vegas for 51 years. She was blessed with a beautiful voice, buoyant spirit and dazzling smile. Catherine was a devoted wife, stepmother and grandmother of two. She will be deeply missed by her family and a host of friends. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Harry Ramacciotti, a renowned Las Vegas chef; sister, Victoria Marion of Pueblo, Colo.; brothers, Frank Cristiano Jr. and Vincent Cristiano of Denver, Colo.; father, Francesco Cristiano; and mother, Catherine Zaccone Cristiano. Survived by her stepdaughter, Mary Carroll; grandchildren, Anna and Sam Carroll of Santa Barbara, Calif.; brother, Eugene E. Cristiano; sister-in-law, Anne Cristiano of Alabama, Calif.; her nephew, Gary Cristiano; and his son, Joseph of San Dimas, Calif.; Eugene F. Cristiano of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; her niece, Carole (Steve) Asher; and their children, Lauren and Matthew of Santa Fe, N.M.; her nephew, Francis Cristiano; and children, Kelsey and Brian of Castle Rock, Colo. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel.

Rames, Joe
Joe Rames – Rifle Telegram – March 3, 1909 – Two Miners Slain Near Walsenburg.  Walsenburg. – A. Estanizoa, 28, and Joe Rames, 30, Mexicans, were murdered while at work in the Jackson mine eight miles west of Walsenburg.  The bodies were found in the east entry of the mine.  A miner's pick had been driven into Rames' head and the head and neck were terribly mashed.  Estanizoa's head was crushed and his face was covered with bruises.  The bodies were found thirty-five feet apart with a loaded coal car between them.

Ramirez, Cornelia
Cornelia Ramirez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 1997 - Cornelia Ramirez, 71, of Rocky Ford, died Nov. 7, 1997, at La Junta. Survived by husband, Felix Ramirez- and four sons and three daughters. Visitation at the funeral home, 2-6 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until noon Monday. Private funeral service.

Ramirez, Emelia
Emelia (Emily) Ramirez – Albuquerque Journal – August 12, 1999 - Emelia (Emily) Ramirez, 75, a lifetime resident of the Albuquerque area, died Tuesday, August 10, 1999. Mrs. Ramirez was born in Irizarra, NM on June 22, 1924 to Maximinia and Higinio DeLuna. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Mercy Ramirez of the family home; son, Paul Ramirez and wife, Cecile of Albuquerque; daughter, Mary Ann Mafinas and husband, John of Perris, CA; grandchildren, Alicia and Benjamin Ramirez of Albuquerque, Eric Mafinas of San Diego, CA Sandra Eustice and husband, Doug of Redlands, CA; three great-granddaughters, Christina, Sharlaina and Vanessa Eustice of Redlands, CA; sisters-in-law, Celia Sanchez of Denver, CO and Lucy Goodrich of Trinidad, CO; many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, Godchildren and friends; and her loving dog, Maiyan. Mrs. Ramirez was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 12, 1999, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School NE, with Deacon Bob Martinez reciting. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m., Friday, August 13, 1999, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, with Father Domingo Gumpal, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Benjamin Ramirez, Eric Mafinas, Higinio DeLuna, Florenio DeLuna, Eddie DeLuna and Manuel Garcia. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Konitzer, John Gonzales, Mike Chavez, Robert Martinez and Barry Armstrong. Friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursday, August 12, 1999, at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.

Ramirez, Esther
Esther Ramirez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2006 - Esther Ramirez, 77, departed this life April 1, 2006, at her home in Colorado Springs, with family gathered around her bed to witness her earthly transition. Mrs. Ramirez was born July 29, 1928, in Pueblo. She was a homemaker who enjoyed doing for her grandchildren, and was an excellent cook who enjoyed baking and making her mouthwatering tortillas and Chile dishes. She also liked dances and family outings. Survived by children, Judy (Gregorio) Gallegos, Linda (Jose) Gutierrez, Susan (Augustin) Barela, Margarito (Yolanda) Salazar, Fred (Renee) Salazar, George (Kim) Salazar, Phil (Connie) Garcia and Ben (Tina) Salazar; 19 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren; siblings, Ruben (Angie) Alvarado, Florencio (Cuca) Alvarado, Jose (Violet) Alvarado, John (Lolita) Alvarado, Richard (Celia) Alvarado and Roberta (Martin) Medina; and other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Abram and Andrea (Vargas) Alvarado; granddaughter, Crystal Garcia; two husbands, Felix Ramirez and Margarito Salazar. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Anthony Wojcinski as celebrant; both services, St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at St. Leander Hall following burial rites.

Ramirez, Fabian
Fabian Ramirez - Huerfano World - June 22, 1989 - Fabian Ramirez, 55, of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died Saturday, June 16, 1989, in the VA Medical Center in Denver where he had recently undergone open heart surgery. Born in Turner, a mine camp near Walsenburg, Oct. 25, 1933, he attended St. Mary School until the tenth grade. He soon entered the Navy and served two enlistments during Vietnam. He was a ship's store keeper. After his discharge, he was employed as a cook and worked for the Pizza Hut before his health failed. Never married, Mr. Ramirez is survived by an aunt, Santana Vigil, Walsenburg; cousins, numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation. A memorial mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in the Pino Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Ramirez, Feliciano S.
Feliciano S. Ramirez – Pueblo Chieftain – February 21, 1963 - Feliciano S. Ramirez, 67, of 609 E. D, a Pueblo resident 42 years, died at his home Wednesday. He had been ill for three months. He was a retired employee of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Corp. Pueblo Plant, and a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at the church Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery. Survivors includes his widow, Mrs. Luisa G. Ramirez, of the family home; 14 children, Mrs. Ramona Ramirez, Ventura, Calif; Mrs. Faye Lena Valdez, Felix M. Ramirez, Mrs. Magdelena Gomez, Mrs. Tommy Ramirez, Mrs. Nellie Pagan, Mrs. Petra Chavez, Mrs. Maria Lucia Carrero, Mrs. May Louise Granillo, Antonito Gomez, Benito Gomez, Mrs. Mary Medina, Mrs. Augustina Ruiz and Guadalupe Gomez, all of Pueblo; three brothers, Paul Ramirez, Emmett Martinez, and George Martinez of Pueblo; 41 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Ramirez, Felipe de Jesus
Felipe de Jesus Ramirez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 1998 - Felipe de Jesus Ramirez, 75, departed this life on Feb. 10, 1998. Survived by his beloved wife, Lorraine Ramirez- sister, Angelica (Jess) Torrez- brother, Frank (Dinah) Ramirez- children, Samuel Ramirez, Margaret (Joe) Sais, Juanita (Mike) Crane, Eileen (Dan) Aranda, Carolyn (Jim) Torres and Isabel (Joseph) Pacheco- and the children's mother, Marsha Ramirez. Preceded in death by his parents, Francisco and Margarita Ramirez- son, Robert Raymond Ramirez- and sisters, Corrine Sanchez and Sotera Briggs. Felipe was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1946. He retired from the CF&I as a foreman of the Tube Mill after 33 years of service. He actively participated in AA for the last 35 years. He actively contributed to the community through SRDA. There will be no viewing. , 10 a.m. Saturday at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Jose Sais and Pastor Richardo Morfin officiating.

Ramirez, Felix M.
Felix M. Ramirez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1997 - Felix M. Ramirez, 76, former Pueblo resident, passed away in Colorado Springs, Dec. 10, 1997. He was born in Pueblo on May 18, 1921. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Retired from Pueblo Army Depot in 1969. Survived by his wife, Esther Alvarado Ramirez, Colorado Springs- children, Joseph (Angie) Ramirez, Pueblo, Phil Garcia, Crystal Garcia, both of Colorado Springs, Judy (Gred) Gallegos, Linda (Jose) Gutierrez, both of Fort Worth, Texas, Susan (Agustine) Barela, Pueblo, Margarito (Yolanda) Salazar, Fred (Norma) Salazar, George (Kim) Salazar, all of Colorado Springs- two brothers, Benito (Maggie) Guadalupe (Margaret) Gomez- six sisters, Mary Medina, Nellie (Frank) Lazardo, Lucille (Willie) Carrero, Mary (Gabby) Granillo, Petra Simental, all of Pueblo, Ramona Madrano, Ventura, Calif.- numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. To his friends and co-workers he was known as Kitty." He enjoyed fishing, cooking, going to Saturday night dances and partaking in his tonic" with family and friends. Visitation, today, Angelus Chapel, noon until 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Rev. John Waters, S.J., celebrant. Military honors at graveside, Roselawn Cemetery by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Ramirez, Frances
Frances Ramirez - The Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 1960 - Mrs. Frances Ramirez, 2133 E. Sixth. Oct. 21, local hospital. Survived by husband, Paul Ramirez, Children: Jennie, Paul Jr. and Carmen Ramirez. Mother Mrs. Helen Hernandez; Brothers; Felix, Seferino, Basilio and Ernest Hernandez, all Pueblo, Valention and Benjamin Hernandez, Roswell, N.M. Sisters: Mrs. Herminia Fuentes, Pueblo, Mrs. Petra Hernandez, Calif., and Misses Josie, Esther and Margaret Hernandez, Roswell N.M. Service announcements later.

Ramirez, Irene
Irene Ramirez - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 24, 1989 - Irene Ramirez, 57, of Colorado Springs died Friday at a local hospital. She was an assembler with Schlage Lock. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 2715 E. Pikes Peak Ave., with Deacon Emilio Reyes officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Evergreen Funeral Home, Fountain and Union boulevards, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Ramirez was born Sept. 12, 1932, in Trinidad, to Felix and Irene (Trujillo) Vigil. She had lived in Colorado Springs since 1959. Mrs. Ramirez was a member of the women's auxiliaries of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and VFW Post 4051 and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She was married Aug. 5, 1950, in Trinidad, to Raymond Ramirez, who died in 1969. Mrs. Ramirez is survived by two sons, Raymond Jr. and Thomas M., both of Colorado Springs; a daughter, Lucille of Colorado Springs; three brothers, Gabe Vigil of Colorado Springs, Tony Vigil of Pueblo and Sam Vigil of Trinidad; and three sisters, Charlotte Trusskey and Carmen and Massey Martinez, all of Colorado Springs. Mrs. Ramirez also was preceded in death by a brother, Pete Vigil. Memorial contributions, which will be used for funeral expenses, may be made to The Irene Ramirez Memorial Fund in care of Ent Federal Credit Union, account number 174282, P.O. Box 15819, Colorado Springs 80935-5819.

Ramirez, Irene C.
Mrs. Irene C. Ramirez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 1980 - Mrs. Irene C. Ramirez, former Pueblo resident, late of 7350 Princeton, Denver, passed away unexpectedly in Boulder, Jan. 15, 1980. Preceded in death by father, Florencio Aguirre, 1974. Survived by her husband, Louis P. Ramirez of the family home; two daughters, Miss Stephanie E. Ramirez and Mrs. Jennifer L. Garcia, both Boulder; mother, Mrs. Guadalupe Aguirre; brother, Francisco Aguirre; sister, Mrs. Josephine Romero, and Mrs. Ruth Gonzales, Pueblo, and two grandchildren. Silent prayer service 7 p.m. Friday, T.G. McCarthy Chapel. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, T.G. McCarthy Chapel. Interment, Roselawn, Family may be contacted at 516 W. Summit.

Ramirez, John B.
John B. Ramirez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2002 - John B. Ramirez, 83, of Walsenburg, passed away Sept. 11, 2002. Born Nov. 16, 1918, in Ranger, Texas. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Angelita Ramirez; one sister, Tomasita (Theodore) Duran; son, Jimmy Ramirez; son-in-law, Levi Santistevan. Survived by his spouse, Delores D. Ramirez; children, Ortemio (Mary) Ramirez, Denver, Robert (Adele) Ramirez, Pueblo, John (Vicki) Ramirez Jr., Pueblo, Daniel (Christy) Ramirez, Leadville, Colo., Manuel Ramirez, Pueblo, Herb Ramirez, Pueblo, Joseph (Wendy) Ramirez, Oceanside, Calif., Clara Santistevan, Costilla, N.M., Carol (Gary) Quintana, Pueblo, and Richard (Bliss) Srnka, Colorado Springs, and Ivan Srnka, Colorado Springs, and Lesley (Randy) Antes, New York, N.Y.; 26 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; special nephew, Pete (Viola) Duran. John retired from CF&I after 30 years of service. He owned Palo Alto Automotive in Salt Creek. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at Romero Chapel in Pueblo. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Monday, at Johnson-Romero Funeral Home, 525 Main St. Walsenburg, Colo. Relatives and friends will be received at Walsenburg Community Center.

Ramirez, Johnny Jr.
Johnny Manuel Ramirez Jr. - Huerfano World - February 5, 1998 - Johnny Manuel Ramirez Jr., 38, died Dec. 3, 1997 in Salt Lake City, UT, following a long illness. Born Apr. 24, 1959 in Torrance, CA, to John Manuel and Ruth Gallegos Ramirez Sr., he was married to Marla Gomez, formerly of Walsenburg, on July 11, 1982. Survivors include his wife, Marla, a daughter, Brandi, a son, Julian and his mother, Ruth Ramirez, all of Utah; his mother-in-law, Orvilla Garcia, Walsenburg; his grandmother, Francis Gallegos, Utah; a brother, Tony Ramirez, Utah; two sisters, Lillian Garcia and Teresa Baca, Utah; nieces and nephews. He was buried in West Jordan Cemetery in Salt Lake City.

Ramirez, Jose M.
Jose M. Ramirez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 1987 - Jose M. Ramirez, Los Angeles, Calif., formerly of Pueblo, died April 9, 1987. Preceded in death by his wife, Viola, in 1978. Survived by sons, Ronald C., Denver, and Jose D., Los Angeles; and daughter, Alicia M., Los Angeles. He is survived also by six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services previously were held in California. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Roselawn Cemetery.

Ramirez, Larry I.
Larry I. Ramirez – Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2004 - Larry I. Ramirez, 65, Fowler, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at his home following a long bout with diabetes. Survived by sons, John (Twyla) Ramirez, Sampson (Minette) Ramirez and Corinne (Ramirez), all of Fowler. Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Fowler with the Rev. Paul Montez officiating. Burial will be in Fowler Cemetery beside his wife, Lillian, who preceded him in death on Jan. 14, 1989.

Ramirez, Lupe A.
Lupe A. Ramirez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 2002 - Age 80, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord April 1, 2002. Preceded in death by her parents, Felipe and Eluteria Arellano; brothers, John (Patsy) Arellano and David (Mary) Arellano; sister, Margaret (Francisco) Aguirre; sisters-in-law, Tomasita (Theodore) Duran and Antonia Arellano; son-in-law, Levi Santistevan; children, Jimmy, Margie, Richard Lee and Louise Ramirez; and granddaughter, Yvette Ramirez. Survived by her sons, Ortemio (Mary) Ramirez, Robert (Adele) Ramirez, John (Vickie) Ramirez Jr., Daniel (Christy) Ramirez, Manuel (Shirley) Ramirez and Herb Ramirez; daughters, Clara (Erminio) Santistevan, Carol (Gary) Quintana and Justine (Robert) D'Italia; brothers, Charles (Beatrice) Arellano, Steve (Vicky) Arellano, Jose Arellano and Louis (MaryAnn) Arellano; sister, Mary Ramirez; 24 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; special nephew, Pete (Viola) Duran; and special niece, Bertha Aguirre. Lupe was very active in her church and the ladies group. She always sang in church with her group and solo for special occasions. Viewing will be today from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and prayer service tonight at 7 p.m., both at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday at La Hermosa Church with Pastor Mike Chavez to officiate. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Ramirez, Lydia
Lydia Ramirez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2001 - Age 93, of Alamosa. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Church in Alamosa.

Ramirez, Patsy A.
Patsy A. Ramirez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2000 - Patsy A. Ramirez, 91, of Denver, formerly of Las Vegas, Nev., and Pueblo, died Jan. 12, 2000. She was born March 17, 1908, in Mexico and was an owner of her own restaurant. Mother of Gloria R. Taylor of Las Vegas, Nev. Sister of Alicia Ramirez of Denver and C. Gregory Ramirez of Las Vegas, Nev. Grandmother of Gordon W. Jr., Paul S. and Major Anthony D. Taylor, Gregory B., Joy L. and Christopher C. Ramirez. Also survived by five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Paul G. Ramirez. Memorial services, 7 p.m. Saturday, Loretto Center, 4000 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Memorial remembrances suggested to Sisters of Loretto Retirement Fund, Littleton, Colo. 80123.

Ramirez, Paul
Paul Ramirez - The Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 1987 - Paul Ramirez, 82, late of 2133 E. Sixth, passed away Sept. 21, 1987. Retired from the CF&I Coke Plant in 1970, with 37 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Estella Ramirez; and children Christina Ramirez of the family home; James Ramirez of Colorado Springs; Carmen Ramirez of Denver; Jenny (John and Jean) Jolinski, Florida; Paul Ramirez, Jr. and Marcella Flores, California; Theresa (Hasan) Aleif, New Mexico; Louis Ramirez, Denver; and stepson, Richard (Sherry) Medina, Arizona. Survived also by 10 grandchildren, a brother, Emmett (Eva) Martinez, and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services at St. Leander Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends and relatives at 2133 E. Sixth Street.

Ramirez, Sally Mae
Sally Mae Ramirez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2001 - Age 66, passed away Aug. 24, 2001. Survived by brother, Joe Ramirez; cousin, Frances (Paul) Figueroa. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Roselawn Cemetery.

Ramirez, Stella
Stella Ramirez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2006 - Stella Ramirez, 78, born Jan. 15, 1928, passed away May 22, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Paul. Survived by her children, Richard (Sherry) Medina, James (Randi) Ramirez, Christina (James) Bryan; several grandchildren; sister, Viola Petaque; and many friends at the Vail Hotel. Stella was a loving mother and grandmother. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Leander Church. Private family inurnment.

Ramirez, Teofila O.
Teofila (Tillie) O. Ramirez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2003 - Teofila (Tillie) O. Ramirez, 54, died Nov. 13, 2003. Tillie moved to Colorado Springs, in December 1999. Tillie walked into a lot of people's lives and was known for her hospitality. Tillie was a volunteer at Penrose St. Francis Health Services and served on the Women Partnering Board of Directors in Colorado Springs. Tillie is survived by her four children, Pamela Hernandez, George Hernandez Jr., California, Victor Michaski, Arkansas, Heather Michaski, Carlsbad, N.M.; and one sister, Pricilla Dorado, Carlsbad, N.M.; nine grandchildren, and all her friends who loved her very much. Viewing, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and funeral service, 2 p.m.; both Tuesday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Ramoa, Jose
Jose Ramoa – Castle Rock Record Journal of Douglas County – March 24, 1916 – Held for Slaying Night Miners – Walsenburg – J. S. Curtiss and Frank Kroupa were bound over to the Huerfano County District Court by Magistrate Hunt to stand trial for the murder two weeks ago of Jose Ramoa and Abel Espinosa, night miners employed in the Jackson mine near here. The heads of both murdered miners were so shot to pieces that the coroner at first thought they were killed with a spade which was lying near the bodies. The autopsy brought forth a dozen .45-caliber bullets from the disfigured heads.

Ramonich, Selma
Selma Ramonich - Huerfano County News - April 11, 1933 - Former Pictou Woman Dies at Pueblo - Selma Ramonich, 37, a former resident of Pictou, died in a Pueblo hospital Friday after an illness of about a year. Services were held from St. Mary's Church yesterday afternoon and interment was in the Catholic cemetery by Furphy Bros. Her husband was former owner of the Central pool hall at Pictou. She leaves one daughter, Selma.

Ramos, Beatrice Hope
Beatrice Hope Ramos - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2001 - Beatrice Hope Ramos, 62, departed this life Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001. Born May 20, 1939, in Bear Creek, Huerfano County. She was a retired ward clerk from St. Mary-Corwin hospital with 22 years service. Preceded in death by her parents, Adonis "Doney" and Martha (Martinez) Pineda; stepfather, Ruben Ramirez; brother, Orlando "Sonny" Pineda; children, Chris Ramos and Bernadine Ramos; and father and mother-in-law, John Ramos Sr. and Helen Ramos. Survived by her beloved husband of 47 years, John Ramos Jr.; children, John Angel (Shirley) Ramos, Martha (Don) Razmiarek, Ben (Jill) Ramos and Manuel (Linda) Ramos; siblings, Roseann (Nash) Luna, Sally (Willie) Martinez, Elaine (Joe) Ortega and Jessie (Jim) Martinez; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and godchildren. Beatrice enjoyed playing darts, going to bingo sessions, Cripple Creek, watching the Broncos and devoting her time and love for her grandchildren's birthdays, holidays and special occasions. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C.M., celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home of Martha Razmiarek.

Ramos, Frederick
Frederick Ramos - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 2004 - Frederick Ramos, 71, passed away unexpectedly, Oct. 2, 2004, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. A lifetime Puebloan, Mr. Ramos was born July 16, 1933, graduated from Central High School, served in the U.S. Air Force with over 21 years of service. He also retired from the former Pueblo Army Depot. He was a member of St. Patrick church, Knights of Columbus, Retired Enlisted Men's Association (TREA), Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society, Nocturnal Adoration Society and was devoted to Jesus and the Blessed Mother. As a hobby, he made handmade rosaries to give to the sick and poor. He enjoyed going fishing and working out at the health club. Preceded in death by his parents, John R. and Helen G. (Garcia) Ramos Sr. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 50 years, Marcella Crespin Ramos; children, Roy (Joann) Ramos, Dr. Michael Ramos, Mark (Donna) Ramos, Debra (Raymond) Rico and Eva Ramos; siblings, John Ramos Jr., Richard (Connie) Ramos, Frank Ramos, Lawrence (Lorenza) Ramos, Maria (Richard Cordova) Ramos; 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, godchildren, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both services at St. Patrick Catholic Church. The Rev. John B. Farley will serve as celebrant. Full military honors by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard from Peterson Air Force Base at graveside, Roselawn Cemetery. The Ramos family will receive friends at St. Patrick Hall following the burial rites.

Ramos, Harley Angel
Harley Angel Ramos - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2006 - Harley Angel Ramos, infant, passed away Feb. 17, 2006, in Pueblo, Colo. Harley was born on Feb. 17, 2006, at Parkview Medical Center. He is survived by his parents, Angel and Rebecca Ramos; sister, Angela Ramos of Louisiana; grandparents, Steve and Judy Cullen of Pueblo, Marian D. Ramos, Lester and Patty Hipsher; uncles, Michael Ramos and Antonio (Jessica) Ramos, all of Florida; also his aunt, Jamie Cullen of Pueblo. Harley is also survived by numerous great-aunts and uncles, cousins and great-grandparents. "Harley, you were a true blessing that could only stay for a short time, yet, you made an unbelievable impact on our lives." Love Mommy & Daddy. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Friends and family will be received at 1 Wasatch Drive.

Ramos, Marcelina
Marcelina Ramos - Pueblo Chieftain - June 3, 1999 - Marcelina Ramos, 75, Walsenburg, June 1. Survived by husband, Jesus Ramos, and children, Barbara Ramos, Walsenburg, Juanita Lozada, Raymond Ramos, Colorado Springs, Paula Ramos, Texas, Anthony Ramos, California, and Mary Ann Serna, Germany. Service, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel. Boies-Ortega Funeral Home, Walsenburg.Huerfano World - January 10, 2002 - In Memory of Marcelina Ramos, 1924 - 1999. - Verse - Sadly missed by your Sons and Daughters Ramos and Grandchildren Viola Martinez and Jesus Ramos.

Ramos, Marcella Ernestine
Marcella Ernestine Ramos - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2005 - Marcella Ernestine Ramos, 71, departed this life June 20, 2005, at Penrose Main in Colorado Springs. She was born on Oct. 26, 1934, in Las Vegas, N.M., and was a homemaker. Preceded in death by her parents, Isedro and Massie (Medina) Crespin; sister, Pauline Valdez; father- and mother in-law, John and Helen (Garcia) Ramos; and her beloved husband of 50 years, Fredrick Ramos, Oct. 2, 2004. Marcie was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society and the Nocturnal Adoration Society. She prayed her rosary several times a day, always praying for the sick, shut-ins and disenfranchised. She leaves to cherish her memory her children; Roy (Joann) Ramos, Dr. Michael Ramos, Mark (Donna) Ramos, Debra (Raymond) Rico and Eva Ramos; two sisters, Nora Urioste, Caroline Vecho; a brother, Ben "Sonny" Crespin; 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, godchildren, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 4 to 8 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Patrick Catholic Church with the Rev. John B. Farley as celebrant. Interment Roselawn Cemetery. The Ramos family will receive friends at St. Patrick Hall following the burial rites.

Ramos, Marie V.
Marie V. Ramos - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1998 - Marie V. Ramos, 51, affectionately known as Virge, passed away Dec. 28, 1998, from a lengthy illness. Virge was born Dec. 24, 1947, in Crowley County. Preceded in death by her mother, Mary G. Ramos, 1983- father, Magdaleno L. Ramos, 1989- and son, Jose Colon-Lara, 1998. Virge leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Joseph Vigil- daughter, Rose Ramos (Eloy) Garcia- brothers, Art (Pat) Ramos, Frank (Marcella) Ramos, Manuel (Mary) Ramos, Dan Ramos, Ruben (Chonita) Ramos, all of Pueblo, George (Yvonne) Ramos of San Diego, Calif.- and sister, Vicky (Adin) Senquiz of Lorain, Ohio. Virge leaves six granddaughters, whom she loved very much- numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and special friends, Betty Rivera, Shirley Cruz-Lopez, Maria Santiago. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ramos Family, 2007 E. 10th, Pueblo, Colo. 81001. , 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at the Bethel Temple Church, 1605 W. 19th. Family will receive friends and relatives at 1808 E. 16th.

Ramos, Ryan Jacques
Ryan Jacques Ramos - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 2004 - Ryan Jacques Ramos, 19, passed away September 7, 2004. Survived by father and mother, Robin and Delores (Dee) Ramos of Aurora; brother, Jerome Ramos of Pueblo; grandparents, Asisclo Jaquez, Bertha Jaquez and Josephine Ramos; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Rosary at Horan & McConaty, 11150 E. Dartmouth, 7:00 p.m. Sept. 12, 2004. Funeral Mass Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Denver, Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, 10:00 a.m. Internment Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, following funeral mass, allowing for driving time.

Ramos, Trinidad M.
Trinidad M. Ramos - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2005 - Trinidad M. Ramos, 82, passed away Nov. 12, 2005. He was born Sept. 15, 1923 in Sedgwick, Colo. to Jose Olmos and Refrigio Munoz Ramos who preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife Ruth Ramos of 63 years and by daughter Rachel Villa of Denver, sons Woody Ramos (Barbara), Kenny Ramos of Pueblo and daughter Rosanna (Sam) Decher of Pueblo, 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Trinidad lived in Pueblo for 38 years and was retired from Civil Service, Pueblo Army Depot. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the Pacific Campaign while in the Army. Trinidad enjoyed working on automobiles, loved dancing and was a loving and kind person to all that knew him. Public viewing on Wed., Nov. 16th, 1pm- 4pm, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service Wed. evening at 7pm also at Imperial. Family is receiving friends at family home.

Rampa, Antonette Patricia
Antonette Patricia "Patsy" Rampa - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2005 - Antonette Patricia "Patsy" Rampa, 51, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 11, 2005. Survived by her husband, John M. Rampa; mother, Josephine Lopez; father, Alfonso (Carmen) Lopez; son, Miguel S. (Jennifer) Garza of Colorado Springs; daughters, Sandra Rampa of Pueblo, Desiree (James) Encinias of Pueblo, Crystal (Arthur) Ramos of Pueblo; brothers, Juan (Nina) Lopez of Englewood and Ricardo (Paula) Lopez; sister, Karla (Chuck) Ferra of Englewood; grandchildren, Devin, Gwendolyn, Sabrina, Celina, Joshua, Natalie, Nathaniel, Noah, Xeraiah, Emerald and Alexandrya; father and mother-in-law, Richard and Viola Rampa; numerous nieces and nephews. Patsy was born in Wheat Ridge, Colo., on Sept. 19, 1953, and was a member of Praise Assembly of God. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and will be missed by her husband, immediate family, church family, friends and co-workers at Convergys. Viewing at the funeral home, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave., with Pastor Bobby J. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rampa, Mary Juana Porfiria
Mary Juana Porfidia Rampa - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 1983 - Mary Juana Porfidia Rampa, Walsenburg, July 13. Survived by four daughters, two sisters, 22 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Boles Almont. Huerfano World - July 9, 1992 - In Loving Memory of Mary Porfiria Rampa who died July 13, 1983. - Verse - Sadly missed by Leila, Millie, Nancy, Jeanette, Frank and Lawrence and families.

Ramsay, Lois S.
Lois S. Ramsay - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 1986 - Lois S. Ramsay, of Littleton, formerly of Boone, died Aug. 1, 1986. Wife of the late Donald D. Ramsay. Mother of Robert S. Ramsay, Littleton, Mrs. Roslyn K. Goodrich, Denver. Sister of Mrs. Thelma M. Henderson, Long Beach, Calif.; Cecil Staver, Fort Collins; Harry Staver, Denver. Grandmother of Jason D. Goodrich. Service, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, First Presbyterian Church of Littleton. Burial, Fort Logan National Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the First Church Permanent Endowment Fund, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd., Littleton, Colo., 80120.

Ramsey, Jacky Lynn Sr.
Jacky Lynn Ramsey Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2000 - Jacky Lynn Ramsey Sr., born Oct. 24, 1942, passed away July 10, 2000. He went into the service in October of 1959 and served in Korea until October 1962. Jacky was a policeman in Truth or Consequences, N.M., for two years before moving to Hawthorn, Nev., where he served as a police sergeant for 14 years. He also worked for the Hawthorn Army Depot and the Pueblo Army Depot for a total of 30 years, retiring in February of 1993. He was currently employed by the Denver Post as the state circulation supervisor. His favorite hobby was motorcycles. He was a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Instructor and belonged to G.W.R.R.A. He loved to tour and go to rallies; he also loved his four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Celia Garms; his aunt, Margaret Lamb; and uncle, Doyle Pinson. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Jo, of 36 years; children, Jacky L. (Tara) Ramsey Jr. of Pueblo and Jacquita (Greg) Bravard of Pueblo West; grandchildren, Samantha and Carrie Brevard of Pueblo West, Allyson and Adam Ramsey of Pueblo; father and stepmother, Troy (Ravae) Ramsey of Las Vegas, Nev.; mother, Vina Mae Essick of Truth or Consequences, N.M.; brothers, Norman Lee (Bev) Ramsey of Deming, N.M., Curtis (Robin) Ramsey of Wichita Falls, Texas, Richard (Ronnie) Hobbs of Las Vegas, Nev.; sisters, Lafonda Ramsey of Las Vegas, Nev., and Sharyll Hobbs of Las Vegas, Nev. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with special services by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family will be receiving guests at 82 East Falcon Drive in Pueblo West. In lieu of flowers a special fund will be set up at NEPCO Credit Union for the grandchildrens' college fund.

Ramsey, Sharon Rae
Sharon Rae Ramsey - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 1999 - Sharon Rae Ramsey, 58, of Pueblo, passed away on Sunday, July 18, 1999, after a long battle with cancer. Sharon R. Ramsey was born to Ray and Geri Stern in Genoa, Neb., on June 26, 1941. She leaves behind her loving husband, Frank Ramsey- father, Raymond Stern- children, Tami (Byron) Cornelison, John (Dolores) Vergo, Steven (Kathie) Vergo, Crystal (Larry) Biby, Vanda (Chad) Jensen and Rhea (Walt) Taylor. Sharon had 14 grandchildren, Jason, Justin, John Ray, Tarah, Tanya, Kayleigh, Steven Ross, Jaycee, Kye, Ashley, Josh, Cody, Brandi and Zakary- as well as many relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Geri- brother, Ted- and infant son, Little Angel. Sharon was a caring person who touched so many lives in so many ways. Family and friends will miss her dearly. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, First United Methodist Church. Interment will be held Saturday, July 24, 1999 ,at Fullerton Cemetery, Fullerton, Neb. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Ramsey, Urilla D.
Urilla D. Ramsey - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 1999 - Urilla D. Ramsey, 92, a longtime Boone resident, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in Pueblo. She is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Fred. She is survived by her children, Fred (Velda) Ramsey and Jim (Jackie) Ramsey of Boone, Sam (Joan) Ramsey of Fowler, Virginia (Gus) Serracino of Pueblo West, Margaret (Bill) Meier, Frank (Sharon) Ramsey and Diana (Ted) Massey of Pueblo- 21 grandchildren- 44 great-grandchildren- and 22 great-great-grandchildren. Urilla was born Oct. 14, 1906, in Bowling Green, Mo. She and Fred were married May 23, 1923, in Missouri. In 1933 they moved to north Boone where they farmed and ranched until they retired to Boone in the late 60s. She was a member of the Pitkin Baptist Church in Fowler for many years. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 26, 1999, at the Pitkin Baptist Church in Fowler. Interment will be at the Fowler Cemetery.

Ramsey, Wesley James
Wesley James Ramsey - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 2002 - Wesley James Ramsey, 25, of La Junta, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 23, 2002, in La Junta. He was born Aug. 1, 1977, in Pueblo. He grew up in Avondale and Cheraw, and graduated with the Cheraw High class of 1995. Wes loved rodeo and in 1995, was honored by the Colorado Pro Rodeo Association as Rookie of the Year in bull riding. He was a member of the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association and a member of the Cheraw Baptist Chapel. He had worked full-time as a horseshoer since 1997. He will be remembered as a wonderful father, brother and son who loved his family very much. He is survived by his two children who were the light of his life, Tel and Blake Ramsey; brothers, Nick, Tuff and Robert; sisters, Carlie, Leah and Kate; parents, Tab and Lisa Ramsey of La Junta and Robbie Ramsey of Arvada; grandparents, Sam and Joan Ramsey of Fowler, Bob and Pat Williams of Avondale, Beverly Albo of Pueblo, Joe and Bonnie Milenski of Swink and Jane Milenski of Rocky Ford; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, at the Cheraw Baptist Chapel with Pastor Terry Schwartz officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in La Junta. Those desiring, may make memorials to the Cheraw Baptist Chapel, P.O. Box 154, Cheraw, CO 81030, direct or through Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home.

Ramus, Tony
Tony Ramus - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - December 19, 1878 - Death of Tony Ramus - The many friends and acquaintances of Tony Ramus will regret to learn that he died at Leadville, on Sunday morning at 4 o'clock, aged thirty-eight years. For some months Tony was a resident of this city, and stood in the front rank of our musicians. The sweet voice of his silver toned cornet is forever hushed and its owner laid beneath the clods of the valley. The Denver Times fives the following facts concerning him: Tony Ramus has been familiarly known in Colorado since the summer of 1859, when he first set foot upon its soil. From that time to this his profession has been music, and with but a few brief intervals he followed it unremittingly. Our first knowledge of him began in the earliest days at Languisher's theatre, in whose orchestra he always played the cornet. He was attached, at different times, to every band that has been organized in Denver, and was always known as a pleasant gentleman and an accomplished musician. Many years ago he married Miss Kate Hunter, one of the leading belles of Central City in the early times, but after five or six years of wedded harmony she died, leaving no children. From this time Tony was a changed man, quiet, and often possessed of deep melancholy. He has a large number of friends here and elsewhere who sincerely mourn his loss.

Randal, Zack
Zack Randal - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2006 - Zack Randal, 82, born March 6, 1924, in Titusville, Fla., answered the roll call July 19, 2006, at Belmont Lodge Nursing Home. He started his military career in the enlisted ranks and in 1951 he was commissioned a second lieutenant while serving in Korea. Other tours included Germany and Japan, along with his stateside assignments. During his 22-year career, he attained the rank of major and his decorations included the Korea Service Medal with five stars, United Nations Service Medal, Army of Occupation Medal - for both Germany and Japan - the National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. After the military, he worked briefly at the Pueblo Army Depot and retired again from the Santa Fe Railroad. Zack had a personal interest as a licensed real estate agent, which he pursued in Denver, Colo. He was a member of James McNeal American Legion Post 163, John Tishner VFW Post 8301; he was a master Mason, served as president of the Pueblo Chapter of NAACP, and also as the Past President of Colorado/Wyoming Chapter of NAACP. Zack has always been an advocate for community interests and he gladly volunteered his time to many local service groups. Zack is preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Mary (Straws) Randal; son, William A. Randal; wives, Marion (Brooks) Randal, Martha (Williams) Randal and Betty (Roll) Randal. He is survived by two sons, James Randal, Flint, Mich., and Larry (Robin) Randal, Dumfries, Va.; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Visitation noon to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service noon Monday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1044 Spruce St. Pastor Orval Miles, officiating. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday, Fort Logan National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society and the United Negro College Fund, or PAACO Scholarship fund through the funeral home office.

Randall, George M.
Right Reverend George M. Randall - Colorado Daily Chieftain - September 30, 1873 – One of Colorado's Best Men Gone - The saddest duty that the journalist of Colorado has ever had to perform, devolves upon him at the present time, and this is to announce the death of the Right Reverend George M. Randall, Episcopal Bishop of Colorado. This most excellent servant of the great Master - this good, useful, and noble man, bid farewell to all earthly scenes at one o'clock on Sunday the 27th inst., after enduring a somewhat protracted and painful illness. The genuine sorrow that will fill the hearts of all good men and women, who knew or knew of the deceased Bishop in Colorado, or far away in his boyhood's eastern home, cannot be calculated, and the grief that will be felt by all his friends who knew and loved him best, will be deep and sincere and lasting. One of the best, most useful and most noble men who has ever lived in Colorado, died last Sunday. The entire territory mourns his loss.

Randall, Raymond Burton Jr.
Raymond Burton Randall Jr. – Albuquerque Journal - March 09, 2000 - Raymond Burton Randall Jr., 76, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Mary Randall; son, Raymond B. Randall III and wife, Sherry, all of Albuquerque; daughter, Verlene Williams and husband, Raleigh of Amarillo, TX; grandchildren, Alan Randall of Aztec, Arlan Randall, Shelly Snyder, both of Albuquerque, Jimmy Sanders, Denise Rector, Cindy Cruz, all of Amarillo, and Laurie Stockard of Lubbock, TX; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Pauline Hughes of Albuquerque, Ida Ellen Northcutt of T or C, and Daisy Hay of Albuquerque; and brothers, Willard Randall and Perry Randall, both of Albuquerque. He was preceded in death by sisters, Marjorie Johnson and Eva Ray Moore; and brother, Charles Randall. Mr. Randall was born in Albuquerque. He married Mary Adeline Felici in Walsenburg, CO in 1942. Mr. Randall purchased Zenith Cleaners in 1946, then changed the name to University Cleaners. In 1969, he opened Delta Uniform & Linen, Inc. on Candelaria. He was a member of Mesa Masonic Lodge #68, A.F. & A.M., Santa Fe Scottish Rite Bodies, and Ballut Abyad Shrine Temple. Graveside services will be held Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, with Randy Randall officiating. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Lovelace Hospice Program, 5655 Jefferson St. NE 87109. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.

Randl, Frank Jr.
Frank Randl Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 1999 - Frank Randl Jr. was born Oct. 29, 1926, in Cimarron, Kan. Preceded in death by his parents, Frank Randl and Cecilia Regali Randl. He married Barbara Jean Zellers, Aug. 19, 1950, in La Junta, Colo. She survives him, as do his daughters, Barbara Nan Randl-James (David), Mary Sue Randl and Linda Kay(Andy) Bulloch, all of Pueblo- grandson, Erik Lee (Holly) James, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.- sisters, Dotty Horn, Hillsboro, Ore., Lotty Randl, Anchorage, Alaska, and Shirley (Raymond) Reeder, Amarillo, Texas. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Viewing hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesday. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Fairview Cemetery in La Junta. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, 81004

Randle, R. J.
R. J. "Bud" Randle - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2005 - R.J. "Bud" Randle, 79, born March 9, 1925, passed away Jan. 8, 2005. Predeceased by his wife, Betty; parents-in-law, John and Pearl Arthur. Survived by daughter, Sherry (Rod) Ellis; grandchildren, James Rodney Ellis and Randle Ray (Jinky) Ellis; great-granddaughter, Kaitlin "Cutie" Erinn Ellis; aunt, Margaret Nygen; and special friend, Opal Norman. He was a veteran of World War II in the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Idaho. He retired from ART Railroad. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers donations may be made to the Parkinson's Association through the funeral home office.

Randles, Robert W.
Robert W. Randles – Colorado Springs Free Press – October 22, 1969 – Police Hold Pueblo Man over Killing – Pueblo – Police were holding a 34-year old man for investigation of homicide Tuesday night in the shooting death of his father-in-law during what was termed a family argument. Police said that Edward Romines went to the trailer where his estranged wife, Nora, was living Monday night and an argument ensued. The woman's father, Robert W. Randles, 54, and a second man, Hank James, 23, both of Pueblo, entered the trailer just as Romines pulled a gun and pointed it at his wife, police said. Randles reportedly threw himself in front of his daughter just as Romines fired, and was fatally wounded. James also received a gunshot wound, but was reported in satisfactory condition Tuesday night. An all-state alert had been issued for Romines after police received a tip that the fugitive might be heading north. He was arrested Tuesday morning at his home here, however, and told police he had spend the night walking the plains outside the city after the shooting.

Randol, James B.
James B. Randol - Knoxville, Iowa - September 15, 1915 - James B. Randol, formerly a well-known Marion county citizen, father of our deputy sheriff, John M. Randol, died at hospital in Pueblo, Colo., Sunday, August 29, 1915, aged 58 years, 4 months, 7 days. Death resulted from a stricture of the bowels or closing of one of the lower bowels after a serious sickness of about three weeks. However, he had been in poor health on account of his affliction for more than a year. James B. Randol, son of James H. and Elizabeth Randol, was born in Story County, Iowa, April 22, 1857, and came here with his parents when a small boy. He grew up in the vicinity of Knoxville and at the age of 23 departed for the west. His home since that time has been mainly in Colorado; however, he had been in practically every state west of the Mississippi river. His home for several years past had been at Rye, Colo., about thirty-five miles southwest of Pueblo. In his death he leaves his widow at Rye; his son, John M. Randol, of Knoxville; two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Nichols and Miss Celesta Randol of Knoxville; two brothers, W. W. Randol of this city, and R. W. Randol, of Newton. The funeral services and burial took place at Rye, Colo., on the afternoon of Monday, August 30; interment in Brookside Cemetery at Rye.

Randolph, Bernice G.
Bernice G. Randolph - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2006 - Bernice G. Randolph passed away unexpectedly at a local hospital on Dec. 12, 2006. She lived in the Pueblo and Beulah areas all of her life. Bernice was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Floyd Babbitt; her husband, Jess L. Randolph; and her daughter, Linda Randolph Winterhawk. She is survived by her only son, Mark Randolph, Pueblo; grandsons, Myrtis Wilson (stationed in the military overseas), Justin Randolph, Tennessee, Jesse Turner, California; and five great-grandchildren. Bernice worked for many years at Minnequa Bank and Midland Federal Savings before her retirement in 1992. Cremation. At her request, no public service.

Randolph, C. G.
C. G. Randolph – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – December 12, 1872 – Mr. C. G. Randolph, an enterprising, and well known citizen of Blackhawk, died in that city on Wednesday last.

Randolph, Janet L.
Janet L. Randolph - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2003 - Janet L. Randolph, 61, passed away July 23, 2003. Survived by her husband, Gerald L. Randolph; mother-in-law, Patricia Randolph; children, Chris (Ken) Volk, Kerry (Dennis) Prater and Patricia (Leroy) Waterman; grandchildren, Holly and Sean Surniak, Westley and Randolph Wisdom, Michelle Prater, Elizabeth Randolph and Amanda, Cody and Samantha Waterman; brothers and sisters, Bill (Harriet) Gant, Jeannie (Clel) Keith of Colorado Springs, Beverly Albo, Lois (Larry) Humphrey of Martinsville, Mo., Albert Gant, Ken (Brenda) Gant of Arizona, Nancy (Jim) Hunt, Paul Gant of Arizona and Lois and Pam Heaton; sister-in-law, Charron (Paul) Shoenberger of Widefield, Colo.; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Lucille Gant; father-in-law, Roy W. Randolph; and sister, Judy Cochran. Born in Pueblo, Janet was a special education teacher for many years at Fountain Elementary School in District 60. She was an avid bowler and Denver Broncos fan. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2003, at Community of Acts Church, 84 S. Masters Drive, Pueblo West, Colo., with the Rev. Eric Goldy officiating. The family will receive friends and family after the service at 957 Woodleaf Drive, Pueblo West. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorials in Janet's name to the Special Olympics through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

Randolph, Julius
Julius Randolph - 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.

Randolph, Lee S.
Lee S. Randolph – Pueblo Star Journal – January 12, 1956 – Lee S. Randolph died at the family home, 1315 Prairie Ave., Wednesday. Husband of Mrs. Inez Randolph. Father of Mrs. Clara Boardman and Jess L. Randolph, Pueblo and grandfather of two. Brother of Mrs. Wayne Laird, Mrs. Clifford Laird, Mrs. Evelyn Arnold, and Arthur Davis Randolph, Pueblo and Mrs. Esther Francis, in California. Son of Mrs. Nellie Randolph. Member of the Bruner Park Evangelical Church. Arrangements later.

Randolph, Patricia
Patricia "Pat" Randolph – Pueblo Chieftain - July 7, 2009 - Patricia "Pat" Randolph, 91, born on July 9, 1918, in Pueblo, Colo., to the union of H.T. and Anna Sullivan, and went to be with the Lord on July 3, 2009. Preceded in death by her husband, Roy W. Randolph; and all her siblings. Survived by her children, Gerald Randolph and Charron (Paul) Schoenberger; grandchildren, Christianne (Ken) Volk, Kerry (Dennis) Prater, Patricia (Orza) Waterman, Kathy (Randy) Nickell, Jason (Michelle) Schoenberger and David (Sandy) Schoenberger; great-grandchildren, Holly (Chris) Martin, Sean Surniak, Westley Wisdom, Randolph Wisdom, Michelle (Andrew) Bischoff, Elizabeth Randolph, Amanda Waterman, Cody Waterman, Samantha Waterman, Lindsey Nickell, Marlo Nickell, Joseph Schoenberger, Joshua Schoenberger, Jacob Schoenberger, Cole Schoenberger and Macy Schoenberger. Also survived by nine great- great-grandchildren; special dog, Pico; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pat enjoyed golfing and bowling and will be sadly missed. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2009, followed by a rosary service at 7 p.m., both at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 9, 2009, St. Pius Xavier Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Reception to be held at 957 Woodleaf Drive, Pueblo West, following burial.

Randolph, Roy W.
Roy W. Randolph - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2001 - Roy W. Randolph, 85, passed away July 22, 2001. Roy was born Nov. 7, 1915, in Victoria, Texas, to Willis W. Randolph and May Harms. He married Patricia A. Sullivan of Pueblo on Nov. 10, 1937. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; son, Jerry Randolph of Pueblo; daughter, Charron Schoenberger of Colorado Springs; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Marlow Randolph of Washington. Roy worked at CF&I Steel Corp. from 1937 to 1971 and retired as divisional superintendent of rolling mills in charge of maintenance, electrical, mechanical and production. After retirement, he worked in drapery and stage installation and was a manager of circulation for the Gazette Telegraph. Roy was a member of the B.P.O. Elks and Eagles Clubs. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and attending his grandchildren's sporting events. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will meet friends and family at Imperial Reception Hall immediately following the interment.

Randolph, Thelma M.
Thelma M. Randolph - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 1998 - Thelma M. Randolph, 86, passed away Dec. 2, 1998. Survived by her sons, William D. (Linda) Randolph and Donald S. (Vada) Randolph, both of Colorado Springs- special daughter-in-law, Genny Randolph of Pueblo- niece, Georgia Dockendorf of Pueblo- seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, William Stanley Randolph on Feb. 4, 1984, and her daughter, Judith Ann Stueve, in 1982. Born on May 6, 1912, in Pueblo. Member of Faith United Methodist Church. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. today, and from noon until 6 p.m. Sunday. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, 1998, at Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Susan Plymell officiating. The family will receive friends at the family home following the service. Memorials may be made to the Pueblo Animal Shelter through the funeral home.

Rangel, Connie F.
Connie F. (Medina) Rangel - Pueblo Chieftain - March 06, 2001 - Age 36, of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly March 4, 2001. Born Aug. 17, 1964, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by brother, Roy Eric Medina; grandfather, Daniel Martinez; grandparents, Dominic, Dora Gryskiewicz. Survived by daughters, Diane and Tiffany Medina and Kimberly and Desiree Smith; mother, Alice (Fred) Rodriguez, Pueblo; father, Roy R. Medina, Pueblo; sisters, Betty (Ralph) Rodriguez, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Sandra (Guillermo) Alvarez, Pueblo; brother, Rick Medina, Pueblo; grandmother, Margie Martinez, Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; special friend, "Big Bird". Connie enjoyed dancing, cooking and the time she spent with her family, children and her loving grandmother Margie. Viewing Thursday and Friday, noon-5 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Memorial prayer service Friday, 7 p.m. Funeral service Saturday, 10 a.m., both at Romero Chapel. Officiant, Pastor Albert Struck. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Rangel, Ignacio
Ignacio Rangel - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 2001 Age 32. Arrangements pending. [No additional information posted]

Rank, Jack
Jack Rank - Pueblo Chieftain - April 9, 1987 - Jack Rank passed away April 7, 1987. Services and interment, Pierre, S.D.

Ranke, Jessie F.
Jessie F. Ranke - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 1986 - Jessie F. Ranke, late of 2709 Cedar, passed away Dec. 15, 1986. Mrs. Ranke is survived by one son, Lewis Ranke, and one daughter, Katherine Hamilton, both of Pueblo; one brother, Fred Isgar of Colorado Springs; two sisters, Annie Nott of Hawthorne, Calif.; and Florence Nicks of Simla; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ranke, in 1966. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Earl Hamilton officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 729 Henry.

Rankin, Charles W.
Charles W. Rankin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 02, 1999 - Charles W. Rankin, age 50, passed away Nov. 30, 1999. Survived by his sister, Peggy Rankin; aunt, Gayle Findley; and uncle, Robert Brubnjak, all of Pueblo; and very special family members, Deb and Linda Enman. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Marjorie Rankin. Cremation, Almont Crematory. At his request, no services will be scheduled. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rev. Claudia Wolf, P.O. Box 1918, Pueblo, Colo. 81002.

Rankin, Daniel D.
Daniel D. Rankin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2004 - Daniel D. Rankin, 38, passed away Dec. 8, 2004. He is preceded in death by his grandmothers, Helen Jones and Betty Shreve. Survived by his loving wife, Wendy Menor Rankin of Pueblo; son, Richard Blake Rankin of Glen Eagle, Colo.; parents, George and Dixie Chapo; parents-in-law, Michael and Paulette Menor; brother-in-law, Michael (Michelle) Kersten, all of Pueblo. Also survived by his niece, Morgan Kersten; grandmother, Elvera Menor, both of Pueblo; numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives survive, including his "Abuela" Eloisa "DeeDee" Sanchez of Las Vegas, N.M. Daniel was a registered nurse for Spanish Peaks Mental Health, and worked in their acute treatment and care center. He was very dedicated to his work. While a student at Pueblo Community College, he was Student Senate President and an ambassador. He played trombone for the Pride City Band and the Pueblo Youth Symphony, and loved animals and cooking. Visitation, 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may contribute to the Blake Rankin Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home.

Rankin, Dora J.
Dora J. Rankin - Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 1987 - Dora J. Rankin, 41, passed away April 3, 1987. Mrs. Rankin is survived by her children, Robert "Bo" Rankin and Carla Rankin, both of the Pueblo family home. She also is survived by sisters and brothers, Velma (Harold) Hall, Ellen (Robert) Marshall, Jean (Ray) Heap of Illinois, Irene Padilla of Pueblo, Robert (Mindy) Haggerty, Ivan Haggerty of Wyoming, Carl Yost of Kansas and James (Unalee) Burton of Delaware; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Rankin was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Rankin, in December of 1985. She was born in Goodland, Kan., on March 4, 1946, and moved to Pueblo in 1955. Mrs. Rankin was an employee of the Colorado State Hospital for eight years. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church of Pueblo. Visitation hours from noon until 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, 1987, at Imperial Chapel with Pastor William Wise officiating. Interment, Last Supper, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment. Family may be contacted at Ellen's, 564-5478, or Robert's, 564-3579.

Rankin, Marjorie F.
Marjorie F. Rankin - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 1999 - Marjorie F. Rankin, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 9, 1999. She was born on Nov.23, 1923. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Rankin. She is survived by a son, Charles Rankin and a daughter, Peggy Rankin, both of Pueblo- two sisters, Audrey (Robert) Brubnjak and Gayle Findley- several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. At Marjorie's request, cremation with no services. Memorial contributions may be made to Rev. Claudia Wolf, P.O. Box 1918, Pueblo, Colo., 81002.

Rankin, Mary I.
Mary I. Rankin - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2004 - Mary I. Rankin, 93, passed away Jan. 21, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Carl A. Rankin; daughter- and son-in-law, Leota Joyce (William Edward) Hinshaw; and stepson, Robert Carl Rankin. Survived by her sister, Myrtle Stewart of Dalhart, Texas; grandchildren, William Edward (Cathi) Hinshaw of Hudson, Fla., Carl Nathan (Christine) Hinshaw of Pueblo, Mary Jane (Neil) DeHaven of Grand Junction; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren. Mary was born Feb. 9, 1910, in Clayton, N.M., to William and Hattie Trimble. There will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Ransome, Mae
Mae Ransome - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2001 - Mae Ransome, 69, passed away May 20, 2001. Survived by her husband, Carl Ransome, of the family home; children, Dr. Ronald Dean (Monique) Ransome of Metuchen, N.J., and Patricia Ann Ransome of Lakewood, Colo.; sister, Fae (William) Sumpter of Pueblo; brothers, Rex (Gretelle) Campbell of Eugene, Ore., and Wayne (Edna) Campbell of La Junta, Colo.; and grandson, Vincent Ransome. Preceded in death by her parents, William and Dixie (nee McGuffin) Campbell; and her brother, Richard (Luba) Campbell. Born, July 1, 1931, in Pueblo and was a lifetime Pueblo resident. At her request, there will be no viewing. A private service will be held. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Pueblo Library through the funeral home office.

Ranson, Edna Mae
Edna Mae Nordyke Ranson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2005 - Edna Mae Nordyke Ranson left our world and went into the loving arms of her beloved husband, Robert, and her great grandson, J.J. Ranson on Nov. 23, 2003. She was born to the union of James and Etta Beck Nordyke on Oct. 28, 1918 in Trinchera, Colo. She is survived by her sons, Robert (Mary) Ranson and Ronald (Lynn) Ranson. Also survived by her brother Virgil (Virginia) Nordyke and two special nieces, Millie Ellis and Kathy Steers, who were like daughters to her. Also by many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Scott Ranson, Shandra Price, Ron Ranson Jr., Rhonda Ballou, David Ranson, Michael Ranson and Cassandra Ranson; and seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Edna was a devout Christian and will be missed by her church and family at Highland Park Baptist Church. She lived her entire life in Colorado except for four years that she and her family spent in California during WWII. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 at Imperial Funeral Home.

Ranus, David W.
David W. Ranus - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2002 - David W. Ranus, 57, passed away Nov. 6, 2002. Survived by his wife, Shirley Ranus of the family home; children, Debbie (Joe) Davis, Pueblo West, Paul Ranus, Pueblo, Andrew Ranus and Michael Ranus, of the family home; four stepchildren; sister, Susan (John) Hunter, Pueblo; grandchildren, Joshua, Holly and Jeremiah Davis and Ian Ranus; and three step-grandchildren. David was born May 30, 1945, in Denver. He loved animals and music and was active in the music ministry at Trinity Lutheran Church and Bethel Methodist Church. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 W. Evans, with Pastor Randy Bolt officiating.

Rao, Laxmi Narasimha
Laxmi Narasimha Rao - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 1987 - Dr. Laxmi Narasimha Rao, late of 4040 Hillside Drive, died May 27, 1987. Formerly of Hyderabad, India. A Pueblo resident since October 1966. He received his medical degree in 1950 from Osmania Medical College in India. He was the chief surgical resident for one year and worked at the Colorado State Hospital from 1966 to 1969. He was in private practice from 1975 to 1983 and became chief medical officer at Colorado Corrections in Canon City. He was a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Scotland, and a member of the American Medical Association. An avid tennis player he also enjoyed classical Indian music. Survivors include his wife, Devayani Rao; children, Ajit Rao, Geeta Rao, and Anil Rao of Denver and daughter-in-law, Dixie Lawrence. Brothers and sisters, Dr. Shanta Vemuganti, Gloversville, N.Y.; Shyam Mohan Rao, Ram Mohan Rao and Hemalatha, all of Hyderabad, India. Cremation. Memorial service at 2 p.m. Monday at Imperial Courtesy Reception Hall at Imperial Memorial Gardens, 5450 Highway 78 West. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Pueblo Tennis Club or the American Heart Foundation.

Rapaich, Eli
Eli Rapaich – Pueblo Chieftain – October 13, 2006 - Eli Rapaich, 80, departed this life on Oct. 7, 2006, in Lewiston, Idaho. Former resident of Pueblo. Eli is predeceased by his wife, Joan Rapaich and Aunt Mary Rusovick. Survived by his second wife, Elaine, and by his sister and brother-in-law, Stella and Dan Radakovich; nephew Danny J. (Lisa) Radakovich of Lewiston and their children Nick, Carolyn and Kathryn; niece Dorothy (Chuck) Valentish and their children Morgan and Rory; and many cousins. Services will be held on Oct. 14, 2006, in Lewiston, Idaho.

Rapier, Elsie Mae
Elsie Mae Rapier - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 1986 - Elsie Mae Rapier, longtime Pueblo resident, died June 12, 1986, at the age of 83. She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, and two sons, Gary and Argul. Mr. and Mrs. Rapier were married May 6, 1919. As pioneers in southeastern Colorado, their first home was a 10 by 12 dugout in Kim County. Many friends and relatives treasure her oil paintings, quilts, and handicrafts. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, First Ward Pueblo, Gold Star Mothers, and the Veterans of World War I Club. Survived by seven children, Josephine Delly, Elkland, Mo., T. M. (Gail) Moore, Jackson, Wyo., Clarence Eugene (Florence) Rapier, Golden, Carol (William) Jardon, Craig, Gay (Robert) Singleton, Pueblo, Alton (Laurel) Rapier, Pueblo, Elsie Arlene (Raymond) Janoski, Pueblo. Also survived by 23 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. Service in Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home on Monday, June 16, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. J. M. Phillips and elder Lonnie Warnica officiating. Interment in Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City. Family will greet friends at the home of Gaye Singleton, 6281 Highway 78 West in Pueblo (564-0887).

Rasco, Gladys M.
Gladys M. Rasco - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2003 - Gladys M. Rasco, 85, passed away Aug. 9, 2003. Survived by her brother, Howard (Helen) Smith of Rocky Ford; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rascone, Luis
Luis Rascone - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - January 30, 1879 - Yesterday the body of Luis Rascone, the victim of the murderer Nunez, now in jail under sentence of death, was brought into this city and will be buried this morning. The funeral services will take place at 9 o'clock at the Catholic Church. The friends of the murdered man and all others are invited to be present. Luis Rascone - Pueblo Colorado Chieftain - March 20, 1879 – Nunez – Hanged for the Murder of Luis Rascone – First Judicial Hanging in Pueblo County – Prisoner Refused to Confess His Crime – Some Account of One of the Most Brutal Murders in the History of Colorado – Large Gathering of Men, Women and Children – Everything Managed Decently and in Order – The first judicial execution which ever took place in Pueblo county occurred on Friday afternoon, the subject being Victor Nunez, a Mexican, who was tried at the December term of the district court for the murder of Luis Rascone, also a Mexican. Luis Rascone was a man of some property, and for whose wife Nunez entertained an unlawful passion. To obtain the woman and Rascone's property Nunez murdered Rascone, under circumstances brutal and revolting in the extreme. The Murder – The circumstances of the murder, as related by the wife of the murdered man, his aunt and a little Indian girl, who was in the house at the time, are of the most revolting character. In her testimony before the coroner's jury Rascone's wife made the following statement: "I was married fifteen years ago to Luis Rascone. That is his body and it has the same clothing on in which he was murdered. I and my husband were in Pueblo and Victor Nunez complained of being a little sick and asked my husband to let him have a horse to come out to our house. The next day when we came home my husband sent him a horse to come out with my son Francisco. Victor Nunez came to our house about supper time and told us that he had left my son at a ball in Pueblo. He brought a lot of whisky along and asked my husband to take some whisky, and my husband said – 'I would not drink whisky except with my friends.' Then Victor Nunez told my husband to come outside and I thought they were going to talk about the Bartels security. Going out Victor Nunez told the child and woman not to come out and shut the door. Leonora, the other woman present, asked me what was going on and ran out of doors and took the little girl along and I followed. When I got out where my old man was I saw him lying on the ground and Victor Nunez sitting on his breast cutting his throat with a knife with a black handle. I was scared to death, hardly knowing what I was doing, and pulled Victor away, and in so doing his hand was cut. I found out his hand was cut after going into the room. Victor Nunez came after a while and asked for a pick and shovel, and I was very much scared and then told him where they were. Victor Nunez slept in the house that night. He buried Luis Rascone that night in the corral." Finding the Corpse – The body was afterwards removed from the corral, the murderer fearing it might be discovered if left there, and buried in the earthen floor of the house. The building, which was a jacel with a mud roof, was then thrown down upon the grave and the wood hauled to town and sold for fuel. At the inquest the woman showed the coroner where to dig and the body of Rascone, dressed as he was when murdered was soon found. The head fell from the body when it was exhumed and the woolen shirt worn by the deceased was stiff with dried blood. Discovery and Flight – It was supposed that when Rascone disappeared, that he had left the country to avoid punishment upon a charge of cattle stealing, which had been made against him. Nunez took possession of the dead man's wife and property, brought them to Pueblo, remained her all winter, and in the spring departed for Georgetown. Nobody at that time seemed to have any suspicion that Rascone had been murdered, but somehow or other, "murder will out." The little Indian girl above mentioned was left at the residence of Mr. John Irvine, on the Fontaine, and when Nunez and the woman had departed, she told the story of the murder. Nunez was notified by a relative of his here that the authorities were after him, and he fled and was captured, only after a great deal of trouble. Rascone was one of the better class of Mexicans and was possessed of cattle, wagons, horses, etc. The Trial – On the trial of Nunez some rank perjury was indulged in by one of his Mexican friends, who swore that Nunez was sick in his house from the third to the sixteenth of the month, when the murder was committed, when it was distinctly proved by a reputable witness that Nunez was at work for the latter during several days of that time. After a patient hearing, during which the prisoner was defended by excellent counsel, he was found guilty of murder in the first degree. The Sentence – On Thursday afternoon, January 2d, Nunez was brought into court. The prisoner was escorted into court by Under Sheriff Smythe and Deputy Sheriffs Studzinski and Craig. Nunez did not appear to be at all concerned. Judge Henry directed Nunez to stand up. The Court – Do you understand English? Prisoner – I understand only a few words. C – Is Victor Nunez your correct name? P – It is. C – What is your age? P – Fifty-seven years. C – Where were you born? P – In Old Mexico. C – How long have you been in Colorado? P – Nine years. Deputy Sheriff Studzinski then interpreted. C – How long did you know Luis Rascone? P – I knew him six years by seeing him. C – You have been found guilty by the jury in your case of premeditated murder. If you have anything to say proceed. P – I have nothing to say. C – Do you understand the penalty attached to the crime of which you have been convicted? P – I do not know but will receive any sentence that you may impose upon me. C – The statute provides that you shall hang by your neck until you are dead. If you have anything to say you can speak. P – I would rather wait until the time comes and say it then. I know everybody has to die. Life is like a candle that is lighted, any one can blow it out. All that the witnesses swore to was false. All that hurt me is that I have no money and no influence. I will die like a man because I know that I die wrongfully. I know the witnesses swore falsely. I can swear before God in heaven that the witnesses swore falsely. I can't get out because I have no influence and no money. C – I cannot say whether the witnesses swore falsely or not. P – I have a man here who knows I am not a murderer. I am a working-man. C – You had a man here who swore that you were sick in his house from the third to the sixteenth of the month in which the murder was committed, and a short time afterwards, Mr. Thomas testified that you were at work for him a part of that time. P – When the man was on the stand he was frightened and made a mistake in the time. The indictment charges me with having committed this murder on the tenth of the month. I bring God to witness that I was sick in the house on that day. I will die with the hope that God will help the jury and the witnesses who swore against me. C – I hope you are not guilty of the crime charged. I am in hopes that you may not have to appear before your maker with this stain upon your hands. P – I am going to die clear and ask and want no pardon. I will come to the feet of God who knows all things. I have nothing more to say now, but would like time before my death to make some remarks in public. I would like to see my friends, children and other relatives to tell them something. C – The sheriff will allow your family to visit you. The judge then proceeded to pronounce the death sentence upon Nunez as follows: But one alternative is left for me. It is a hard matter for me to perform the duty which I am now obliged to do. It seems that I have been particularly unfortunate in my present position in having this duty to perform in so many cases. (P – I have no fault to find with you.) Since I have occupied the position of district judge I have been required to pronounce the death sentence five times. It is a trying duty but I must perform it. (P – I know well that men in your position must do their duty.) The sentence of the court is that you be taken from the bar of the court to the county jail from whence you came, by the sheriff of the county, there to remain in confinement until Friday, the 24th of January, and from thence be taken by the sheriff of the county between the hours of one o'clock in the afternoon and three o'clock of that day to some convenient place to be prepared by the sheriff, there to be hanged by the neck by the sheriff until you are dead, and may the Lord have mercy on your soul. During the whole of his conversation with the judge and even when the sentence of death was pronounced upon him Nunez showed no agitation whatever. His face retained its chronic frown and his voice never trembled. Judge Henry was visibly affected. Nunez has pure Spanish features, and seems to have more intelligence than the average Mexican. A Reprieve – Through the efforts of George Q. Richmond, Esq., the prisoner's attorney, Gov. Pitkin granted him a reprieve until March 14th, his attorney thinking that some additional evidence could be produced in the prisoner's favor. Mr. Richmond also made vigorous efforts to have the prisoner's sentence commuted to imprisonment for life, but the case was such an exceedingly rascally one that the governor refused to interfere further. The Gallows – The gallows was erected in a small basin in the hills and short distance north of the city, near the cemetery, and consisted of a platform about sixteen feet square, surrounded by a railing and two posts, with a cross-beam rising from the south end of the platform to a height of about twelve feet. Directly under the beam was the drop, about five feet square, so arranged that it could be made to fall by a gentle pull on a small rope at the rear of the platform. To prevent the swinging of the drop after falling, a weight was attached thereto by a rope. The gallows was constructed by Messrs. Winneka and Merrill, of this city, and worked in a manner highly satisfactory. Previous to its being used Sheriff Price carefully tested it with a weight far greater than that of the prisoner, and it was found to be in excellent working order. The rope used was manufactured of unbleached hemp, half an inch thick, and was made for the purpose in St. Louis. It did not yield in the slightest degree when the weight of the prisoner was placed upon it. The gallows was surrounded by a rope stretched at a distance of some sixty feet from the structure, inside of which the guards were stationed, armed with double barreled shot guns and revolvers. The Execution – During the entire morning people from all parts of the country flocked into the city, and by the time announced for the execution a crowd of some twelve or fifteen hundred people surrounded the gallows. Among them we were astonished and pained to see so many females and a horde of children, from five years old upward. The morbid curiosity that prompts such desires ought not to be gratified and we hope that the next execution that occurs in Pueblo will be a private one. At half past seven in the morning the deceased partook of the sacrament of the Lord's Supper, administered by Father Montanralli, in the presence of the prisoner's relatives and C. Q. Richmond, Esq., and lady. At 1:15 P.M. Nunez was brought from the jail and placed in an express wagon, and surrounded by armed guards was conveyed to the gallows. At 1:30 the party arrived on the ground, and Nunez ascended the gallows attended by Father Montanralli, Sheriff Price and Deputy Sheriffs Smythe and Craig. His legs were shackled and he was seated upon a box upon the trap while his legs and arms were being pinioned and the shackles removed. The death warrant and reprieve were then read to him by Sheriff Price and translated into Spanish by Mr. A. P. Berry. The prisoner was accompanied upon the platform by his brother Henry Nunez and his son-in-law Jose Sanchez. He trembled considerably at first but after a little while recovered his composure and the only appearance of agitation was a slight quiver in his voice while he was making a rambling statement in Spanish which was translated into English for the benefit of the crowd. The prisoner then knelt while a prayer was offered by his spiritual advisor. At 2:08 Sheriff Price placed the noose around the prisoner's neck and adjusted the black cap. Another prayer was offered and at 2:11 Sheriff Price sprung the trap and Victor Nunez was launched into eternity. The prisoner died without a struggle, his neck having apparently been broken at once in accordance with his frequently expressed desire. When the drop fell a number of Mexican women who were standing near the gallows gave a loud wail very much as the Indians mourn for their dead. Drs. Thombs, Ashcom and Craven were posted below the platform and gave the following report of the action of Nunez' pulse: First minute – 44, second – 78, third – 85, fourth – 70, fifth – 56, and then death. At 2:20 the corpse was cut down by Deputy Sheriff Smythe, the physicians having pronounced Nunez dead. The body was placed in a plain coffin and delivered to his relatives. The features of the deceased were not much distorted. Nunez's Statements – The deceased made several statements previous to his death all of which deny his guilt. The evidence adduced at the trial, however, is so conclusive that no possible doubt can exist as to his having murdered Rascone. The following statement was given to Sheriff Price: In the year 1877 I engaged to work for J. J. Thomas on his ranch. One day going down the Greenhorn river with Mr. Thomas' stock I went to Rascone's house. I remained there some time. When I started to go away, they asked me to come again and make them a long visit. One Sunday after this I called at the house and had a long conversation and after that Rascone's son came to me and asked me to loan them what money I could as they were in trouble and Rascone was indicted. I asked money of Mr. Thomas. He gave me an order for $15. I afterwards went to the house and asked if the $15 would be of any use to them. He answered yes, I am as grateful for that as I would be if it was $50. They then told me to bring my clothes and they would wash them. Finally Rascone's son came for the clothes and at this time remarked that his father needed me very much. I went to see what they wanted. He said he wanted to go to freighting and desired my son to work for him, saying he would take care of him as well as if he remained with me. I sent my son to him. Afterwards I went to the place where they were at work. Rascone then said to me I am going to the San Juan to get a man to assist me in my business. In the meantime I want you to come and look after the boys. He went and on his return said he had had bad luck. They had taken his horse from him. He told me all his adventures. I remained a good while with him on this occasion. I didn't see him again until I went to Pueblo to the election to work for Mr. Thomas who was running for sheriff. Then I went to him to get my son to go to Thomas' to take my place while I was at Pueblo. I came to Pueblo and worked zealously for Thomas, using strong arguments in his favor. My son remained with Thomas nineteen days at the round up while I was in Pueblo. Thomas, when he testified, could not tell how many days I was absent from his ranch. When in Pueblo, Rascone's son came to town to sell some cheese and at that time told me that his father had gone to Culebra and asked me when I was going to return to the Greenhorn. I replied as soon as I recovered from my sickness. Two days after this, the boy came to town again and we returned together to Louis Rascone's house. Rascone's wife then told me that her husband had gone to Culebra and that they wanted my son, as the stock was damaging the corn, and that I had better come and harvest the grain as the stock was damaging it, and that her husband would not be back and had been absent nearly a month then. By reason of this request from her I gave up my place at Thomas' and commenced to harvest the grain on Rascone's land. After the harvesting was over, in accordance with an understanding, we all came to Pueblo, she promising if I would live with her she would be as a wife to me, and said she had no hopes of her husband. She wrote to her brother to find out what detained her husband, and received an answer saying that her husband had not been seen. I had no reason to doubt her, and not doubting her, I had no hesitation in living with her. One day while in the hills cutting wood Rascone's son came and told me Bartels had attached the stock. I went to see Bartels and agreed with him to have the stock turned over to me and I would pay him forty-two dollars. He said he was not in a hurry for the money until the time came. A friend wished me to go to Fall River, saying it was a good place to work; the woman said she would go too. We went and I commenced to cut wood. One day I came to the house, found this woman in conversation with the man. His conversation did not appear good and I left, so that they might finish their contract. About this time Mr. Price came to claim $110. I did not have the money so I left the place to keep out of the calaboose. Had I taken a part in this murder I never would have been seen in this part of the country. I write this in the same spirit I would had I laid hands on this man. It does me the same good, for where I go all will have to go. – Victor Nunez. After all I feel a great satisfaction in being able to embrace the opportunity of reconciliating my soul, and that I have not been deprived of God's mercy. I hope by my sincere repentance that I will be pardoned. I ask of my God that all persons who have been in opposition to me may be pardoned, for by me they are pardoned. The following statement was made to his counsel: The first and last statement of Victor Nunez to his counsel, G. Q. Richmond, made March 10th, 1879, after being informed that he had nothing to hope from the executive of the state: Question – Did you kill Louis Rascone? Answer – I never put my hands on him. Q – Did you at any time use a knife on the throat of Louis Rascone? A – I never used a knife on him. Q – Did you ever use any instrument on Louis Rascone which caused his death? A – No sir; I never used anything on him. Q – Were you in any way directly or indirectly, connected with the death of Louis Rascone? A – No, sir. Q – Did you know of the death of Louis Rascone on the 4th day of October, 1877? A – No sir; I never knew it. Q – Are you innocent of this crime? A – I am, and this will be my statement on the last day, last hour and last moment of my life. Q – Do you know who killed Louis Rascone? A – No sir; I do not. Q – Have you anything further to state now? A – No; except I think you have done all you could do for me. My time has come to die, and I shall die like a man. My race will never have reason to blush for me, by reason of any act of cowardice on my part. Another Statement – Statement of Victor Nunez, to be made public by his request on the day of execution by his counsel: "In the name of God Almighty I confess publicly the truth, that I am entirely innocent of the crime with which I am charged. My only consolation at this moment is that as Jesus Christ, the son of God, being the innocence itself, was falsely accused, ignominiously betrayed, scourged and condemned before the tribunals of this world in quite a similar manner as I have been accused, confined to jail and finally condemned to death for a crime of which I am innocent. This very moment, I, Victor Nunez, before the presence of God Almighty, the first judge, I feel as a good Christian very thankful to Divine Providence for having permitted and granted to me such a punishment and a death to expiate in a solemn manner all the sins of my past life. Thank God that my spiritual father did all he could to save my soul, and my attorney did all he could to save my life. God will reward them and I hope they will pray for me after my death. I declare also that I give full pardon to all who did directly or indirectly contribute to my death. I pardon them, as I wish with all my heart Almighty God will give me full pardon for all my sins. I am in perfect conformity with the holy will of God and hope that my soul shall enjoy eternal peace after this moment of death, and I pray good and honest people will offer their prayers to Almighty God for the eternal welfare of my soul. And now finally good bye to all my friends and all my acquaintance until we shall meet all together to find the justice before the tribunal of Almighty God. – Victor Nunez. Rumors of Rescue – On Friday morning Sheriff Price received a telegram from Missouri, from Sheriff Starr, who took Boone, the horsethief, back to that state from Pueblo a few days since, stating that Boone had informed him that during his stay in the Pueblo county jail he had learned that a plot was organized among the Mexicans here to rescue the prisoner on the night before the day appointed for the execution. The sheriff also learned from other sources that something was going on among the Mexicans in their haunts on the outskirts of the city. A strong guard was accordingly organized and armed with double barreled shot guns. A number of the guards were stationed in the court house, while a few were placed inside the jail. Every arrangement was made to give the rescuing party a warm reception, but the long hours of the night passed away without anything occurring to alarm the vigilant guard. The plotters for some reason abandoned their scheme, having discovered possibly that shot guns are not healthy things to contend with. Remarks – Sheriff Price is worthy of all credit for the excellent manner in which every detail of the execution was carried out. His arrangements were all perfect, and with the aid of his deputies were carried out to the letter, so that not the least accident occurred. It seems to us that the reading of the death warrant to a prisoner after he has arrived on the scaffold is a relic of barbarism which ought to be dispensed with now-a-days. In this case the reading of the warrant and the reprieve consumed about twenty minutes, it being necessary to translate the documents into Spanish, and only prolonged the misery of the unhappy man for that length of time. The horrible details of Nunez's crime were well known to the public and hence but little sympathy was expressed for him at the execution except by his immediate relatives. The careless crowd pressed against the ropes and stood up in carriages and wagons as at a horse race and but few of those present seemed to feel the solemnity of the occasion. In accordance with the wish of the deceased Deputy Sheriff Studzinski was the last person with whom he conversed, that officer taking Nunez's pinioned hand just before the drop fell – and bidding him good-bye.

Rasdall, Daisy L.
Daisy L. Rasdall - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1972 - Mrs. Daisy L. Rasdall of 2513 Atlanta, (died) Dec. 27, 1972. Wife of Henry Rasdall Sr. Mother of Mrs. Ethel McAdams, Pueblo; Mrs. Letha Becker, Colorado Springs, and Henry Rasdall Jr., Kansas City, Kan. Daughter of Mrs. Delma Wolfley, Trinidad. Sister of LeRoy and Francis W. Warfield, Gulfport, Miss. Survived also by 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Member of St. Pius X Parish. Mr. and Mrs. Rasdall celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on Oct. 9. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Almont Drawing Room. Interment, Mt. View.

Rash, Arminta
Arminta Rash - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 1986 - Arminta Rash, late of Rye, passed away Sept. 14, 1986. Survived by her husband, Elbert, of the family home; two daughters, Carminta (Russell) Beal, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Jean (Don) Pyle of Denver; four grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Member of OES No. 7, Social Order of Beauceant, AARP, Rye Women's Club, and the Rye Home Methodist Church, where she was a past president of the Methodist Women. Past member of Rebekah Lodge. Cremation, no visitation. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, Rye Home Methodist Church. Service honours by OES No. 7.

Rasmussen, Darlene F.
Darlene F. Rasmussen - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2004 - Darlene F. Rasmussen, 72, passed away on Nov. 15, 2004. She was born in Grand Forks, N.D. on March 31, 1932. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Fred G. Rasmussen Sr.; sister, Dell Duberstein; children, June (Bill) Prince, Jay L. Rasmussen, Joni (Mike Wilson) Stinson, Fred G. (Diahn) Rasmussen Jr.; grandchildren, Adam, Tiffany, Emilee, Mitch, Nic, Abby and Danielle. She was a very special mother, grandmother, sister, friend and "calendar keeper." Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

Rasmussen, Darryn Hinano
Darryn Hinano Rasmussen - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2005 - Darryn Hinano Rasmussen, 40, of Pueblo, went home to be with the living God on April 25, 2005. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Henry Rasmussen, Alice Feliciano and Vicente (Donata) Tolentino. Survived by his parents, Douglas and Josephine Rasmussen; siblings, Delano Hanalei (Regine) Rasmussen, George "Bucky" Weaver, Douglas Kaleioaloha Rasmussen Jr., Darlene Haunani Hammond and Jarrett Rahe Keala (Dena) Rasmussen; several nieces, nephews and friends. Darryn was a Dallas Cowboys fan and loved fishing, karaoke and four-time NASCAR Champion, Jeff Gordon. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today, and funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday; both at Romero Chapel. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Rasmussen, Fred G. Sr.
Fred G. Rasmussen Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 2006 - Fred G. Rasmussen Sr., was born May 29, 1928, and passed away March 31, 2006. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Darlene F. Rasmussen. Survived by his brother Melvin (Janina) Rasmussen, Fargo, N.D.; children, June L. (Bill) Prince, Denver, Jay Rasmussen, Pueblo West, Joni (John Wilson) Stinson, Pueblo and Fred G. (Diahn) Rasmussen Jr., Pueblo West. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Adam S. Burnham, Tiffany L. Burnham, Emilee A. Jones, Mitchel (Kara) F. Rasmussen, Nicholas L. Rasmussen, Abby M. Wilson and Danielle M. Rasmussen and by his beloved sister-in-law, Dell Duberstein of Minneapolis, Minn. and numerous nieces and nephews. Fred was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a lifetime auto dealership owner. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations in Fred's memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

Rasmussen, Maryanne
Maryanne Rasmussen - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2002 - Maryanne Rasmussen, a.k.a. Cookie, Mom, Grammy, Aunt Cookie, Toots, La Americane and Damn Toopey, died November 17 in Pueblo. She was a native of New Jersey but lived her adult life in Colorado. She was a lifelong seeker of a good time and had a great sense of humor. In high school, she and a girl friend defied school rules and dressed up as a couple to go to the Sadie Hawkins dance. In the neighborhood she was known as a Halloween trickster, her most famous coupe tee-peeing Myron Thompson's pickup while her children stalled for treats at his door. She was a great charades player, her favorite game at family gatherings. And she loved the ocean where she swam, sailed, did her Esther Williams imitations, gathered shells and kissed the boys. Never one to hold back on her opinion, she naturally drew people to her, although some didn't quite know what to make of her. But she came to appreciate a friend's honesty long ago when he said, "You're different." She loved traveling, but always liked getting back home. Mexico was her favorite destination, having visited thirteen times, but also enjoyed road trips and hiking through the U.S. and Canada. In recent years her travels took her through Europe. She was a talented gardener, her roses being her favorite flower. This last year her normally four foot high tea roses grew to eight feet with blooms the size of a large salad plate. She said she only= y fertilized once, but in truth her garden was a virtual rain forest this pas= t dry summer. Her children suspected she may have been sneaking the plants a little extra now and then. She took up painting several years ago and won prizes at the art shows she participated in. She had done many oils but had recently been working in watercolors which she excelled at. She was an avid card player and was a member of several bridge clubs through the years and was a "Gold Pointer." She also taught her grandchildren variations of poker and strategies to "Shoot the Moon" in hearts, one of her favorite games. In her professional life she worked at the University of Colorado in the chemistry department as the graduate secretary. While adeptly fulfilling he= r responsibilities, she was also known as quite a matchmaker for people in the= e department. Never sedentary, (a neighbor recently lamented "She doesn't even leave enough time to get from one activity to the next!") she found dying "rather boring" but was grateful she was able to remain in her home, = a wonderfully warm, happy and inviting place for friends and family. She has donated her body to the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. According to her wishes, her ashes will be rested at the Jersey Shore. Of those she held closest to her heart were her children; Sam Rasmussen, Cindy (Tom) Dykes, Jill Rasmussen, Betsy (Matt) Goodwin and Carrie (Don) Seewald, eleven grandchildren, many loving nieces and nephews, Howard Rasmussen, and special friend, Michel Vallee. She was predeceased by her granddaughter Katie. The family wishes to thank all who made themselves available to her and her family in these past few months. Your kind and loving words and gifts were so supportive and appreciated. There will be a celebration of he= r life Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002 at 1:00 p.m., at her home in Pueblo. Please bring your favorite story to share with her family and friends. In lieu of contributions, please sing a song, plant a flower, take a dip in the ocean or play a game with a smile on your face as you remember your special friend.

Rasmussen, Wava Luella
Wava Luella (Hodges) Rasmussen - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 1998 - Wava Luella (Hodges) Rasmussen, 88, longtime Boone resident, died on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, at Life Care Center in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Allen Rasmussen, Jan. 6, 1986. Survived by one daughter, Helen (Thomas H.) McCorkle of Montrose- two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren- one sister, Jessie Parker- and two brothers, Roy Hodges and Earl (Charlene) Hodges, all of Pueblo. At her request there will be cremation and no funeral services. Memorials to Boone Fire Department.

Rasner, Elmer
Elmer Rasner - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 1998 - Elmer Rasner, 74, of Pueblo West, formerly of Yoder, Colo., died Nov. 8, 1998, at Parkview hospital. Survived by wife, Freda- daughter, Pamela Rasner, Colorado Springs- brother, Arthur (Juanita) Rasner, Yoder- sisters, Pearlie Mae (Harry) Geist, Yoder, and Shirley (Herb) Eichman, Rush, Colo. - and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Visitation, 9-7 p.m. Wednesday, Griffy Family Funeral Home, Fowler. Service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Fowler. Interment, Fowler Cemetery. Memorials to Edison Volunteer Fire Department, Yoder.

Rasor, Harley Jesse
Harley Jesse Rasor - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 1999 - Harley Jesse Rasor, a former resident of Pueblo, died on June 3 at the age of85 in Hot Springs, Ark. Mr. Rasor was a graduate of Centennial High School and Pueblo Community College. He was retired from the Linde Division of the Union Carbide Corporation. Survivors include his wife, Imogene Ely Rasor of Hot Springs- his brother, Dr. Robert W. Rasor of Colorado Springs- and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were by Gross Funeral Home. A memorial service was held on June 7, 1999 , in Hot Springs, Ark.

Rasor, John Bryson
John (Jack) Bryson Rasor - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 1998 - John (Jack) Bryson Rasor, a Pueblo resident from 1911-1930, passed away in Birmingham, Ala., on Aug. 28, 1998, at the age of 89 after a lengthy illness. Jack attended Centennial High School and served as a Major in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. Jack was employed by Union Carbide Corporation for 43 years in the United States and Mexico. A will be held in Birmingham on Sept. 30.

Raspet, Andrew Louis
Andrew Louis Raspet - Pueblo Chieftain - October 8, 1987 - Andrew Louis Raspet was born in Pueblo on July 13, 1951, and passed away at his home in Fairplay on Oct. 6, 1 987. He had resided in Fairplay for the past 10 years. Son of Betty J. Raspet. Brother of Patricia (James) Whittemore of Farmington, N.M., Debra (Michael) McClure and Kathleen Whittemore of Pueblo. Nephew of Harry Raspet, Frances Raspet, Heddie Prelesnik and Rose Russell of Pueblo and Catherine Richardson of Denver. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his father, Louis Raspet, Oct. 9, 1978. Service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, St. Anthony Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends at 1278 South Edwards Lane on Thursday and Friday.

Raspet, Harry F.
Harry F. Raspet - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 2001 - Harry F. Raspet, 81, passed away Sept. 30, 2001. Preceded in death by his sister, Frances Raspet; and his brother, Louis Raspet. Survived by his sister, Heddie Prelesnik; nieces, Sandy (Billy) Martin, Debbie McClure; and other relatives. Mr. Raspet was a graduate of Central High School and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in WWII, receiving the American Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, WWII Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, where the funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Viewing at the funeral home, 2 to 5 p.m. today. Those who wish may make contributions to the charity of their choice in memory of Mr. Raspet.

Rast, Robert David
Robert (Robby) David Rast - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2005 - Robert (Robby) David Rast, 30 passed away unexpectedly in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is now in the hands of our merciful Lord. He was born June 1, 1975 in Mishawaka, Ind. to Jodi Rae Rast and Robert David Rast Jr. He is survived by his maternal grandmother, Doris Miller of Pueblo West, Colo., and his father, Robert David Rast of Mishawaka, Ind. Also special uncle Paul whom he was raised with, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, and his close boyhood friend Aaron McDaniels. He is preceded in death by his mother Jodi, his grandparents Robert David Rast Sr., and June Rast, of Mishawaka, Ind. Robby was raised by his maternal grandmother in Pueblo West, and attended Pueblo West elementary school and Centennial High School. He was a boy scout in troop 24, Pueblo West, and attended Temple Baptist Church while living in Pueblo. He loved fishing, camping, and swimming in Lake Pueblo. Rob was a field surveyor for 13 years and loved his work. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services June 24, 7:30pm at 954 S. Sibley Dr., Pueblo West, Pastor Gary Mckinley.

Ratcliff, E. Ola
E. Ola Bigelow (Plymell) Ratcliff - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2006 - E. Ola Bigelow (Plymell) Ratcliff, 93, passed away Jan. 8, 2006. She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Laverne Plymell and Wilbur L. Ratcliff; her parents, Ray T. and Edith Sease Bigelow; her brother, Howard Milton Bigelow; her sister, Allie Rena Bigelow; and her stepdaughter, Dorothy Benton. Survived by her stepchildren, Ann (Wes) Harper and Helen (Bob) Boyce, both of College Station, Texas, James (Libby) Ratcliff of Prestonburg, Ky., Braxton Ratcliff and Betty (Leroy) Neal, both of Pueblo. She also is survived by her cousins, Leona Zimmerman and Bob Sease, both of Pueblo, and Richard Bigelow of Rye, Colo. Ola was a member of Redeemer Baptist Church of Avondale, Colo., Chapter 7 Order of the Eastern Star, Social Order of the Beauceant No. 11, Southeastern Colorado Genealogical Society, Pueblo County Historical Society and the Beulah Historical Society. She attended Colorado State Teachers College in Greeley and later taught school and worked for the Public Service Gas Co. Ola was very active in churches, teaching and playing the piano. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. Friday, at Beulah Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Redeemer Baptist Church of Avondale.

Ratcliff, Joyce
Joyce McGee Ratcliff - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2003 - Joyce McGee Ratcliff, 68, a resident of Pueblo since 1997, passed away at her home on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003. Joyce was born Reba Joyce McGee on May 11, 1934, in Wayne County, Tenn., attended Austin Peay State College in Clarksville, Tenn., taught in a one-room schoolhouse for one year and subsequently taught elementary school in Clarksville and in Aberdeen, Md. Married in 1956 to Leary Braxton Ratcliff, she is survived by her husband; three sons, Lyn (Betsy) of Morgantown, W.Va., Stephen (Sallie) of Waltham, Vt., and Alan (Christine) of Dayton, Ohio; a daughter, Tami (Alex) Covert of Clarksville, Tenn.; grandsons, John, Colin and Nathan Ratcliff of Janesville, Calif.; granddaughter, Randy Lee Ratcliff of Morgantown, W.Va.; a brother, Amos (Lavoyce) McGee of Tullahoma, Tenn.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Joyce and her husband moved to Pueblo from Ballston Lake in upstate New York, where they had lived for over 30 years. Joyce was a devoted wife and mother who encouraged her children to be industrious, and who set high standards in education, Christian morals and citizenship. She provided a warm, loving home environment for her children, nursed them in sickness, encouraged them in school and community activities, challenged them in educational pursuit, helped them over personal crises and provided moral support and taught them to respect others. Yet, when asked by a hospital counselor (following surgery) what she thought was the most important thing she did for her children, she said, "I loved them." She applied this quality to others as well. As an individual, she attended the needy with food, clothes, finances, travel assistance, chores, encouragement, cheer and love. She supported her church\'s programs contributing to spiritual and physical needs of others in the community. Joyce was a gifted musician and spent her free time in Bible study, quilting, baking, playing piano and hiking. Funeral arrangements are by Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Interment will be in the family plot in Ballston Spa, N.Y. The family respectfully requests no food or flowers, but donations in Joyce\'s name may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo.

Ratcliff, Wilbur Leary
Wilbur Leary Ratcliff – Pueblo Chieftain – June 1, 1991 - Wilbur Leary Ratcliff, 89, Pueblo resident, passed away May 31, 1991. Mr. Ratcliff was the owner/operator of the W. L. Ratcliff Electrical Contractors in Shreveport, LA. He was also an electrician at the Mercury Test Site in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is survived by his wife, Ola of the family home; his children, Sara Ann (Weston) Harper, Helen Ruth (Robert) Boyce, all of College Station, Texas, Leary Braxton (Joyce) Ratcliff, Ballston Lake, NY, James Wilbur (Libbie) Ratcliff, Prestonsburg, KY, Dorothy Beatrice (Robert) Benton, Baton Rouge, LA, and Mary Elizabeth (Leroy) Neal, Pueblo; one sister, Sara Wade Ratcliff, Stanton, CA; one brother, Albert Isiah Ratcliff, Lake Charles, LA; 16 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Eva Jackson Ratcliff; his second wife Thelma Jackson Ratcliff; one brother and one sister. His memberships include First Southern Baptist church, Institution of Electrical Engineers, International Brotherhood of Electrical Worker Union No. 357 of which he had been a member for 69 years, Southeastern Colorado Genealogical Society, Pueblo County Historical Society and the Beulah Historical Society. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Walter Partain officiating. Interment will be in Forest Park Cemetery, Shreveport, LA. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Ratcliffe, Janie
Janie Ratcliffe - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 1986 - Janie Ratcliffe of Pueblo passed away Oct. 27, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Mrs. Ratcliffe is survived by her husband, Mack C. Ratcliffe of Pueblo; their two children, Mack Ratcliffe of Golden and Wilma Jean Rudder of Pueblo. Mrs. Ratcliffe was born on July 3J, 1911, in Huntington, W.Va. Memorial service to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Imperial Chapel. Inurnment, Last Supper, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rathburn, Ralph Nelson
Ralph Nelson Rathburn - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 2001 - Ralph N. Rathburn, 89, of Pueblo, Colo., died following a stroke on Dec. 4, 2001, at Parkview hospital, Pueblo. Mr. Rathburn was born Jan. 1, 1912, in Barnardsville, N.C. He and his family moved to Aurora, Colo., when he was 7. He was a graduate of Aurora High School and was in the grocery business for several years before going to work at Lowry Air Force Base. He worked in maintenance and construction there for more than three decades, retiring in September 1974. After retiring, he moved to Pueblo with his wife, Ruth Snapp, who preceded him in death. Mr. Rathburn was a 32nd Degree Mason, serving as Master of Aurora Lodge No. 156 AF&AM in 1955. He was Worthy Patron of Dawn Chapter, OES No. 125 in Aurora and a member of Al Kaly Shrine. On March 14, 1997, he received a 50-year award from Aurora Lodge No. 156. When asked for the secret of a successful retirement, he said, "You should have at least four hobbies." In addition to his Masonic activities, he was an avid fisherman, a golfer, a bowler, a traveler and a gardener. Each year he bragged on the size and quantity of his tomatoes. He had a good sense of humor and enjoyed a good joke as well as he enjoyed telling one. He and Ruth traveled all over the world, usually on freighters. They visited most of the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and many European countries until poor health forced them to stay closer to home. For several years they vacationed in Nags Head, N. C., with his grandchildren. His family included three brothers, Joseph, Edward, and Kenneth, all of whom preceded him in death; as did his son, Donald Rathburn. His survivors include his sister, Ruth Smith and her husband Carl, of Denver; son, Ken Snapp and his wife Lois, of Canon City, Colo.; grandson, David Rathburn, his wife Jayne and their two sons, Mark and Tyler, of Kesswick, Va.; grandsons, Ralph Rathburn of Nagoya, Japan, and Charlie Watanabe of Nagoya, Japan; granddaughter, Karen Rathburn, her husband Peter Schepis and their daughters Jillian and Haley, of Upper St. Clair, Pa.; granddaughter, Sandra Snapp of Washington, D.C., and grandson, Ray Snapp and Michelle Viehweger of Rock Springs, Wyo., and his children, Sheri Raddatz, Jason Nordstorm, Kegan Viehweger and James Snapp. He also is survived by his sister-in-law, Doris Hilmes of Pueblo; and daughter-in-law, Flora Rathburn of Shaker Heights, Ohio; numerous nieces and nephews; and one great-great-grandson, Max Raddatz. Mr. Rathburn will lie in state at the funeral home Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at Montgomery and Steward Chapel, 1317 Main St., Pueblo, Colo. Masonic rites by Silver State Lodge No. 95 and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to National Parkinson Foundation, c/o the funeral home.

Rathburn, Ruth
Ruth Dalton Snapp Rathburn - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1999 - Ruth Dalton Snapp Rathburn went to be with her Lord on Nov. 11, 1999. She was born June 5, 1917, in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas and moved to Colorado with her family in 1930. Ruth was preceded in death by her first husband of 28 years, Melvin W. Snapp; her parents, Onie and Mattie Dalton; and six brothers. She is survived by her loving husband, Ralph N. Rathburn; devoted sister, Doris Hilmes; loving son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth M. and Lois Snapp of Canon City; five grandchildren, Raymond Snapp of Rock Springs, Wyo., Sandra Snapp of Washington D.C., David (Jayne) Rathburn of Charlottesville, Va., Ralph Rathburn of Nagoya, Japan, and Karen Rathburn (Pete Schepis) of Pittsburgh, Pa.; eight great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Flora Rathburn of Shaker Heights, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Betty Dalton of Pueblo, Ruth (Carl) Smith and Lorraine Rathburn of Denver, Mabel Rathburn of Aurora and Lorraine Snapp and brother-in-law, O.W. "Tink" Snapp of Pueblo; special friends, Mildred Zirkle, Topeka, Kan., and Dorcas Rhodes, Colorado Springs; special niece, Janice Kansorka, Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. She attended Keating Junior High and graduated from Central High School in 1934. After graduation she worked at many jobs, including the old Mountain Bell, the old Nuckolls Packing Co. and C.C. Anderson Retail Stores. During World War II she went to work for American Stores, resigning in 1954. She worked at CF&I until resigning to become Worthy Grand Matron, Grand Chapter of Colorado, O.E.S. Ruth was a member of Fidelity Chapter No. 144, O.E.S., Past Royal Matron of Amaranth, Daughters of the Nile, White Shrine, and Faith United Methodist Church. After the death of her first husband in 1967, she returned to the work force, choosing credit union work, attending credit union management school at UCLA, Los Angeles, for three summers. She was a manager of Educators Credit Union for District 70. She married Ralph Rathburn in September, 1970 and moved to Aurora where he was employed. Ruth worked for several credit unions in the Denver area, retiring from Butcher Workmen's Local 641 as manager in 1980. Ruth and Ralph were world travelers, going to Australia, Great Britain, Europe, South America, Morocco, Japan, all 50 states, Canada and Mexico. Ruth loved people and loved to work with them. Her dedicated work as a member of the Order of Eastern Star exemplified this. She will lie in state at the funeral home today from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, at Faith United Methodist Church, 121 W. Adams, with Rev. Susan Plymell officiating. Followed by Eastern Star service by Fidelity Chapter No. 144. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, the Diabetes Foundation, the Eastern Star Home Endowment Fund or Faith United Methodist Church through the funeral home.

Ratkovich, Berenice E.
Berenice E. Ratkovich - Denver Post - September 22, 1998 - Berenice E. Ratkovich of Arvada, a homemaker, died Sept. 8 in Wheat Ridge. She was 90. Services were Sept. 12 at Olinger Wadsworth Chapel. Interment was in Fairmount Cemetery. She was born June 2, 1908, in Atwood, Kan. She graduated from Steamboat Springs High School in 1926 and earned a teaching degree from the University of Northern Colorado. She taught for two years in Walsenburg. On June 24, 1931, she married Dan R. Ratkovich in Denver. He preceded her in death. She was a member of Berkeley Community United Church of Christ and the Hayden Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Her interests included traveling, baseball, football, sewing and reading. She is survived by two sons, Donald William, Parkersburg, W.Va., and D. Ronald, Arvada; and four grandsons. Contributions may be made to Berkeley Community Church, 3701 W. 50th Ave., Denver 80212; or Friends of Colorado Talking Books Library, 180 Sheridan Blvd., Lakewood 80226.

Ratkovich, Florence G.
Florence G. Ratkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 1986 - Florence G. Ratkovich, a Pueblo resident for 38 years, late of 1621 Wabash Ave., passed away Dec. 7, 1986. Mrs. Ratkovich was a member of the Pueblo Christian Center. She is survived by two daughters, Joy (Wayne) Wollins of Pueblo; and Betty (A. P.) Irwin of Bellvue; one brother, Carl (Ruth) West; nine grandchildren and seven; great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with Pastor James L. Maley of the Pueblo Christian Center officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs. The family may be contacted at 1621 Wabash Ave.

Rau, Linda B.
Linda B. Rau - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2005 - Linda B. Rau, 46, of Pueblo West, passed away Feb. 19, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. Born May 30, 1958, in Stuttgart, Germany, to David and Ruth Rau, who survive her; along with longtime companion and friend, James L. Mize; and brother, Michael Rau. Per her request, cremation has taken place with a memorial service pending.

Raue, Mary B.
Mary B. Raue – Pueblo Chieftain – September 15, 2006 - Mary B. Raue, passed away Saturday morning, Sept. 10, 2006. She was 93 years old. Mary Meglen was born in Pueblo, Colo., on April 22, 1913. She moved to Oceanside, Calif., in 1945 with her husband Jack Raue after he served in World War II. After her husband died, Mary moved to Bonita, Calif., in 1997 to be closer to family. She died peacefully in her residence in Bonita. Mary worked as a cafeteria cook and manager for the Oceanside Unified School District for more than twenty years. Mary is survived by her son John and his wife Roslyn; grandsons, Nick and Patrick. Graveside services will be held at Eternal Hills in Oceanside and are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006 at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, send donations in Mary's name to San Diego Hospice, 4311 Third Avenue, San Diego, Calif., 92103-1407.

Ravenscroft, Josephine
Josephine Ravenscroft - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2001 - Josephine Ravenscroft, 89, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 19, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. Born March 4, 1912, in Ellenwood, Kan., to Perry and Augusta McCullough, who preceded her along with 11 brothers and sisters and one grandchild, Kimberly. Survived by her children, Max L. Ravenscroft, Bruce (Frankie) Ravenscroft and Marian (Stephen) Guagliardo; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Surfwood. Burial will take place in Kingman, Kan. Memorial contributions to American Diabetes or the American Heart Association through the funeral home office in her memory.

Rawe, Frank W.
Frank W. Rawe - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 1987 - Frank W. Rawe, Aug. 18, 1987. Father of June Beldstein. Brother of Emma Moredock and Margarite Dodge, both of Colorado Springs. Uncle of Donald Moredock and nieces. Mr. Rawe was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral and was a veteran of World War II and the U.S. Army. Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial.

Rawlings, Anne B.
Anne B. Rawlings - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2003 - Mrs. Anne B. Rawlings, 81, of North Egremont, Mass. died Nov. 15, 2003. Born July 14, 1922, in Fort Dix, New Jersey. She was the daughter of Brig. General John C.P. Bartholf and Madeline Tomlinson Bartholf. The family traveled with the Army and Anne attended various schools, graduating from high school in New York and attending Beaver College and Drexel College. Anne entered the United States Army on Aug. 9, 1943, where she served with the Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASP). As a WASP, one of the planes Anne flew was a B-26 bomber, towing targets for aerial gunnery practice until being honorably discharged on Nov. 28, 1944. While in the service she met and married 2nd Lieutenant John W. Rawlings, Jr. at Kearney Army Air Field Base, Neb., on Oct. 19, 1944. After the war Lieutenant Rawlings continued his military career enabling Anne to stay at home and rear their two children along with various pets. After Col. Rawlings retirement in 1972, the family continued to live in New Mexico until 1985 when they moved to North Engremont. While the family was living in New Mexico, Anne and her daughter enjoyed showing Morgan Horses. Throughout her life Anne enjoyed embroidery, sewing; she was an avid reader. Recently she also took an interest in picture puzzles. Mrs. Rawlings was a member of the Daedalioans, an association for pilots, the WASP Organization. She also was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Great Barrington. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Col. (Ret.) John "Jack" W. Rawlings, Jr., who was reared in Las Animas, Colo., their two children Madeline "Lynne" A. Sjoquist and her husband Frederick, of Tucson, Ariz., and Lt. Col. (Ret.) Stephen H. Rawlings and his wife Beckie Gail of Cabot, Ark., along with five grandchildren Michael L. Adams, Joseph Matthew Adams, Stephanie A. Sjoquist, 2nd Lieutenant Lance W.H. Rawlings and Wesley H. Rawlings. She also leaves her sister Edith B. "Micky" Clark and husband Capt. (Ret.) R.C. Clark of North Edgremont and her brother Brig. General (Ret.) John C. Bartholf and wife Patricia of Lusby, Md. and brother-in-law Robert H. Rawlings, Pueblo, Colo. Funeral services Nov. 25, at The United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

Ray, Carol
Carol Ray - The Greenhorn Valley View - March 5, 2008 - Carol Ray passed away at her home near Rye on February 26, 2008. She was born Carol Gilbert on August 17, 1921 in Two Buttes, Colorado. Her family moved to the Rye area during the Great Depression. Carol and her husband Paul were married for 65 years. Carol is survived by Paul and two daughters, Toni (Larry) Brizendine and Karen Ray, two granddaughters, Lara (Kurt) Gilbert and Tonna (Keith) Reece, and six great- grandchildren.

Ray, Eleanor E.
Eleanor E. Ray - Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 2003 - Eleanor E. Ray, 94, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harvey, who passed away in November 1975; her sister, Thelma Childress; brothers, George and Alex Evans. Eleanor is survived by two children, Robert (Judi) Ray of Colorado Springs, and Carolyn (John) Long of Pueblo; grandchildren, Russell (Herminia) Long and David Long; great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Jacob Long; brother, Curtis (Enid) Evans; and numerous nieces and nephews. Eleanor loved going on trips to the mountains to see the fall leaves. Thank you to her nephew, Frank; and her friend, Jane, for their care and compassion during Eleanor's illness. A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 3, 2003, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Also, please visit Eleanor's memorial at www.mem.com

Ray, J. E.
J. E. Ray - Brandon Bell - November 21, 1913 - Dr. J. E. Ray of Sugar City, who had been practicing medicine in Southern Colorado for fifty years, died at a Pueblo hospital from heart disease.

Ray, Lyda
Lyda Wilkison Ray - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 1998 - Lyda Wilkison Ray, 88, of La Junta, died July 16, 1998, at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, July 20, 1998, at Ustick Donelson Funeral Home. Inurnment, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 1998, Hillcrest Cemetery, Rocky Ford.

Ray, Serma U.
Serma U. Deaton Ray - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2004 - Serma U. Deaton Ray, 87, passed away July 9, 2004. Predeceased by her husband, Charles Ray; two grandchildren; and father of her children, Neil H. Jones. Survived by her son, Professor Neil D. (Lene) Jones of Copenhagen, Denmark; daughter, Lynn (Louis) Moore of Pueblo; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Serma was born May 24, 1917, in Mills, N.M. She was a talented artist and taught classes in Denver at the Denver Recreation Center for 17 years. Upon moving to Pueblo, at the age of 80, she taught for two more years. Creating art was her passion and joy. There will be no viewing. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 15, 2004, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Don Worthington officiating. Private graveside service. Friends and family will be received at 848 Autumn St. The family thanks Pueblo Extended Care, Preferred Hospice, Dr. Barris and Becky Kueter for the exceptional care they gave Serma.

Ray, Sue
Sue Ray - Huerfano World - May 2, 1991 - In Loving Memory of Sue Ray, who died April 29, 1990 - Verse - Sadly missed by her daughter Sherry Pacheco, Bill and Grandchildren.

Ray, William R.
William R. Ray - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 1997 - William R. Ray, 77, passed away July 21, 1997, at St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City. Bill, as he was known to family and friends, was born Oct. 7, 1919, in Millington, Tenn., to the union of Sylvester and Jessie (Albright) Ray. His parents- brother, Cordie W. Ray- and a sister, Anniebelle Ray, precede him in death. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1975 with 29 years service. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, where he had served on the trustee board and sang in the church choir, American Legion Post 2 and Eureka Lodge No. 2 AF&AM (PHA). He enjoyed fishing and visiting the sick and shut-ins. He had a knack for getting along with everyone and would always say, ``I'm a people person." He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Ella M. Ray, Sacramento, Calif.- stepdaughter, Fredericka Johnson, Pueblo- adopted daughter, Karen Ray Smith, Los Angeles, Calif.- a brother, Vernon (Ann) Ray, Detroit, Mich.- two sisters, Margaret Fisher, Millington, Tenn., and Georgia Pickard, Detroit, Mich.- his church family and his lodge. Visitation, noon until 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rev. F.L. Chandler officiating. Full military honors to follow by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at the church. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Rayburn, Katherine L.
Katherine L. Rayburn - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 24, 1959 - Services and Interment for Mrs. Katherine L. Rayburn in Pueblo. (Law).

Raye, Arta B.
Arta B. Raye - Pueblo Chieftain - February 2, 1987 - Arta B. Raye was born in Bloomington, Ill., on Dec. 23, 1911, and died in Pueblo on Feb. 1, 1987. Wife of E. Wilson Raye and mother of Kay (Wesley) Smith and Terry (Charlie) Montera; mother-in-law of Sherry Raye; sister of Elma Keil, Jesse Truan, Laura Springfloat and Merle Lee. Also survived by eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. For many years Mr. and Mrs. Raye were partners in the restaurant business in Pueblo. They had been married for 55 years. Preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Raye, in 1978. Services, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The body will lie in state from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 a.m. until service time Wednesday.

Raye, Elizabeth J.
Elizabeth J. Raye - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 1998 - Elizabeth J. Raye, 82, passed away at home on Nov. 9, 1998. Survivors are children, Roberta (Bill) Cox, Trinidad, Judy (August) Gagliardi, Pueblo, Janet (Ronald "Snozz") Guarienti, Pueblo, Johnabelle (John) Micheliza, Trinidad, Elizabeth Stanley, Trinidad, John (Gina) Raye, Trinidad, Dagmar (Don) Simons, New York- sister, Angelina Galasso, California- sisters-in-law, Emma Mendine, Trinidad, Catherine Raye, Trinidad- grandchildren, Mike (Deliza) Klovas, Kelly (Terry) Sanchez, Jeff Cox, Walter Cox, John Michael (Pollyanna) Gagliardi, Joseph Gagliardi, Camea Gagliardi, Nicholas Gagliardi, Ron (Tammy) Guarienti, Cindy (Tony) Olguin, Lance (Dee) Guarienti, Darice (Ron) Arlint, Scott (Angie) Welch, Lisa Welch, Karen Welch, Ivory Jo Raye, Luke Raye, Cady Raye- 13 great-grandchildren- numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. Visitation will be Thursday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Vigil Rites will be Thursday, Nov. 12, 1998, at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, Nov. 13, 1998, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Rayl, Charlotte V.
Charlotte V. Rayl - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 1999 - Charlotte V. Rayl passed away May 29, 1999, in Colorado City. Among her survivors is her daughter, Shirley (Michael) Ettleman of Colorado City. Services and interment will be under the direction of the Colonial Funeral Chapel in Richland, Mo.

Raymond, Alphonse
Alphonse "Al" Raymond - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 2003 - Alphonse "Al" Raymond, 82, of Bellevue, Neb., formerly of Pueblo West, Colo., went to be with his Lord and Maker on March 4, 2003, in Papillion, Neb. Born Aug. 29, 1920, in Lawrence, Mass., to Emile Raymond and Emma Dube, who preceded him in death, along with his sister, Gertrude Cardone; and his loving wife, Elizabeth Stacey of 59 years. Survived by his children, Patricia (Ronald) Noftsier, Constance (Jerry) Collier, and William Raymond; grandchildren, Donald, Debbie, Rick, Billy, Kara, David, Lori, Kendra and Theresa; five great-grandchildren; brother and sisters, Robert (Jeannine) Raymond, Claudette (Tom) Hunt, Theresa (Jerry) Dini, Lorraine (Robert) Gambino and Dorothy Tacinelli. Al retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years in 1962, and then retired from the Civil Service in 1985 with a total of 45 years of federal service. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, through the funeral home office, in his memory.

Raymond, Elizabeth
Elizabeth "Betty" Raymond - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 2002- Elizabeth "Betty" Raymond, 81, of Pueblo West went to be with her Lord and Maker on Feb. 2, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. Born March 15, 1920, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to William and Elizabeth Stacy who preceded her along with sister, Eileen Murphy. Survived by loving husband of 59 years, Alphonse H. Raymond; children, Patricia (Ronald) Noftsier, Constance (Jerry) Collier and William Raymond; grandchildren, Donald, Debbie, Rick, Billy, Kara, David, Lori, Kendra and Theresa; great-grandchildren, Paul, Jordan and Cassidy; and sisters, Agnes (Frank) Kelly and Mary (Walter) Rubenbauer. Elizabeth retired from civil service in 1984 with 30 years of service. Visitation. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Imperial Funeral Home. Services, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel. Interment at Imperial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through Imperial Funeral Home office.

Raymond, Evelyn
Evelyn Smith Raymond - Pueblo Chieftain - December 3, 1987 - Evelyn Smith Raymond, Denver, and formerly of Pueblo, died Dec. 1, 1987. Wife of the late Howard E. Raymond; mother of Cathy Von Somoff, Chris E. Raymond, Kelly J. Castillo, and Kerry J. Kracht; daughter of Hattie M. Smith; also six grandchildren. Services 10:30 a.m. Thursday Bullock Mortuary Chapel. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Raymond, George A.
George A. Raymond - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 1999 - George A. Raymond passed away Nov. 16, 1999, in Pueblo. George was born in La Junta on Aug. 29, 1915, to George F. Raymond and Maybelle Eyer Raymond. He was employed by the Santa Fe Railroad in La Junta before retiring in 1975 and moving to Pueblo in 1979. Mr. Raymond was a member of Elks Lodge No. 90, IOOF in Pueblo, the Railroad Carmen, Railroading Sams and the Pleasant View Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Elmo Raymond of Pueblo; children, George G. (Gale) Raymond of La Junta, Robyn (Albert) Camhi of Texas and Linda (Robert) Atkinson of Pueblo; a sister, Helen Bickel of Arizona; ten grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at 10 a.m. in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Mr. Raymond's grandson, Randall Atkinson, officiating.

Raymond, Julia
Julia Slota Raymond - Denver Rocky Mountain News - April 09, 2000 - Julia Slota Raymond, 89, of Denver died March 28. Services were March 31, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Raymond was born in Walsenburg on Dec. 7, 1910. She married Roy O. Raymond. Survivors include daughters Shirley Anderson, Marilyn, Karen, all of Denver, Delores Anderson of Thornton, Judy DiCroce of Wheat Ridge; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren.

Rayner, Harold
Harold "Sam" Rayner - Pueblo Chieftain - December 02, 1986 - Harold "Sam" Rayner, 627 Jackson, Dec. 1, 1986. Husband of Frances Rayner and uncle of Robert Rayner Griffin, Seattle, Wash.; John Griffin, Las Cruces, N.M.; Judith McKee, Wichita, Kan., and Mary Ann Goodwin, Lompoc, Calif. Survived also by numerous grandnieces and grandnephews and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, including Florence and Paul Abel of Pueblo. Predeceased by a sister, Mary Griffin. Mr. Rayner was a veteran of service with the U.S. Navy during World War I; life member of the Al Kaly Shrine and member of Tejon Lodge No. 104, AF&AM (Colorado Springs) and the Colorado Consistory. He was the owner and manager of Pueblo Brake and Clutch for seven years, retiring in 1960. Prior to that, he was employed by the Alemite Corporation for 30 years. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel will be conducted by the Rev. Alex Howard, Chaplain, Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. Concluding rites courtesy of Pueblo Lodge No. 17 AF&AM. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Crippled Children Fund in care of the funeral home office. The family will greet friends at the chapel immediately following the service.

Raynor, Charles V.
Charles V. "Spider" Raynor - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1987 - Charles V. "Spider" Raynor, late of Pueblo, died June 16, 1987, at Fort Lyon VA Center. Survived by his wife, Betty Lou Raynor; daughters, Loretta (Henry) Taylor, Pueblo, Charlene Raynor, Wheat Ridge, Sharon (Alonzo) Marquez, Arvada; brothers, Coy (Alberta) Raynor and Billy (Wanda) Raynor, Colorado Springs, Ernie (Judy) Furgeson, Pueblo; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Member of Southern Baptist Church, DAV, VFW and Custer County Sheriff's Posse. Preceded in death by three sisters. Born April 19, 1925, in Shamrock, Texas. Veteran of WW II. Retired from CF&I after 27 years. Service, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 18, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel, the Rev. Harold Bostwick officiating. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery. No public viewing. Memorials may be made to the DAV. Family may be contacted locally at 549 Avocado or at 6796 Lee, Arvada, Colo. 80004, 431-5436.

Rayse, Gene W.
Gene W. Royse – Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 1997 - Gene W. Royse, 72, of Pueblo, died on Oct. 2, 1997. He was born on April 11, 1925, in Garden City, Kan., to Helen and John Woodford Royse. Gene was preceded in death by his father, John Woody" Royse- a sister, Mary Helen Royse- and a brother, John Royse. Gene is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Ruth Mary Royse- a son, Daryl Gene (Jean) Royse, Phoenix, Ariz.- daughters, Gail Helen Kingrey, Rye, Colo., Judy Ellen (John) Rector, Ignacio, Colo., and Terri Jean (Cliff) Barnes, Dallas, Texas- mother, Helen Royse, Dallas, Texas- and grandchildren, Jodi (Todd) Berisford, Pueblo, Shawn Kingrey, Fort Collins, and Kathryn Barnes, Dallas, Texas. Gene was the former owner of Royse Electric and was well known throughout Pueblo County. The will be held Monday, Oct. 6, at 4:30 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church in Pueblo. Terry Eyman, chaplain of Sangre de Cristo Hospice, will officiate. Interment will be in the Colorado City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Razo, Mary
Mary Razo - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 2003 - Mary Razo, 86, of Boone, Colo., was called to her rest on Sept. 30, 2003. Born Sept. 17, 1917, to Isidoro and Elvira Sanchez in Minatare, Neb. Survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Cirilo Razo Sr. Mary was the beloved mother of 13 children, Annie (Jesse) Reyes, Josie Razo, Fred (Kathy) Razo, Pete (Cathy) Razo, Francisco (Sylvia) Razo, Cirilo (Kim) Razo Jr., all of California, Vikki (Ben) Trevino, Mary Ann (Melvin) Shockley, Vera (Martin) Linz, Sally (Elzir) Linz, all of Nebraska, Frank (Vera) Razo, Art (Patsy) Razo, Abel Razo, all of Colorado; 30 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Charlotte Ysac, Francis Rodriguez, Angela Quijas, Josephine Leon; and brother, Angel Sanchez. This giving woman of faith was loved and will be missed by all. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday; both services at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rea, Charles Dale
Charles Dale Rea - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2001 - Age 87, of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Jan. 22, 2001. He was born Jan. 28, 1913, in Olathe, Kan., to Ira Clyde Rea and Blanche Curtis Rea, who preceded him in death. Also preceded by one brother, Col. Kenneth Rea. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Mildred Rea; children, Cleone (Lyle) Slade of Orem, Utah, and Charles Dale Junior (Juli) Rea of Canon City, Colo.; six grandchildren, Colleen (Bryan) Mangus of Vacaville, Calif., Ronald Rea of Canon City, Colo., Kevin (Abbe) Slade of Phoenix, Ariz., Lisa Rea of Missoula, Mont., Michelle (Alan) Bornholdt of Elkridge, Utah, Joseph Rea of Canon City, Colo.; thirteen great-grandchildren; brother, Ralph (Josephine) Rea of Clovis, Calif.; and sister-in-law, Betsy (Kenneth) Rea of Evanston, Ill. A longtime resident of Pueblo, Dale attended Thatcher Grade School and graduated from Centennial High School in 1932. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Colorado A&M, a Master's degree in Education from the University of California and a Doctor of Education degree from Colorado University. Dale was a member of the first faculty of Pueblo Junior College, Director of Athletics, football and basketball coach. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired as a Lt. Colonel. He was first president of Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. He was director of the Federal Aviation Administration Academy, Oklahoma City, Okla., and retired from FAA Western Regional Office. He was the fourth inductee of Centennial Hall of Fame and a member of The Greater Pueblo Sports Hall of Fame. He was awarded Fort Lewis College Distinguished Service Award, Fort Lewis College Athletic Hall of Fame and a member of the B-24 Historical Museum, as well as received the Award of Excellence by the University of Southern Colorado. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and member of BPOE. His accomplishments as a pilot included a rating of single and multiple engine land instrument and held a commercial rating. He will be honored with the dedication of the Charles Dale Rea Memorial Clock Tower on the Fort Lewis Campus in August of 2001. He loved his family, education, flying his airplanes and the outdoors; he embraced life and the satisfaction of accomplishment. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at the First United Methodist Church, located at 310 West 11th.

Read, Cora
Cora Read - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 1997 - Cora Read, 96, passed away Aug. 16, 1997. Survived by her sisters, Alma (Herman) Barlow and Mayme Hopkins- brother, Wayne Hayes, all of Oklahoma- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles T. Read, in 1955. Graveside service, 1 p.m. today at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Read, Felix
Felix Read - Huerfano World - August 13, 1992 - Felix Read, 84, of Whittier, died Aug. 9, 1992 at his home. Born Jan 19, 1908 he had lived in the Gardner, Walsenburg, and Pueblo areas. For the past year he had lived in California. Survivors include his children, John Read, Pueblo, Dora Vigil, Denver, Ben Read, California, and Judy Miller, Rapid City, SD; grandchildren, a half-sister, Cathy Payne, Fort Collins. Graveside service is set for 11 a.m. Thursday (today) in North Veta Cemetery. Boies Almont Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Read, Grace
Grace Read - Walsenburg World-Independent - July 21, 1944 - Grace Read, wife of Ralph Read, a rancher near the Spanish Peaks in Ideal Canon, died at Corwin hospital this morning following a brief illness. She was taken to Pueblo Wednesday and her condition became steadily worse. She had been a life-long resident of Huerfano County having been born at Black Diamond, near Walsenburg. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Emerson Rickstrew of this city and Rhoda Grace of the family home; two sons, Lou of the U.S. Army, serving in the South Pacific, and Carl of the T-O ranch, New Mexico; her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Patterson of Pueblo; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Read and Louis Miller of Saguache; and by two brothers, Bob Patterson of Walsenburg and Earl Patterson of Pueblo. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Unfug-Peet mortuary, pending arrival of relatives.

Read, Ralph
Ralph Read - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 1956 – Ralph Read, May 9. Husband of Beulah Read. To Walsenburg, Colo.

Read, Robert J.
Robert J. "Bob" Read - Huerfano World - November 7, 2008 - Robert J. "Bob" Read, 56, of Aztec, passed away Sunday Oct. 19. He was born to Beulah and Ralph Read on June 29, 1952, in Walsenburg. Bob graduated from Walsenburg High School in 1970. In July 1985, he moved from Denver to Farmington, which soon became his home. Bob was employed with M&R Trucking at the time of his passing. Bob loved riding his Harley and spending time with his friends. He was loved by many, touched everyone he met, and will truly be missed. Bob was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Read; grandparents Robert and Margaret Payne; and Fannie Read. He is survived by his mother, Beulah Read of Walsenburg; brothers Duane and Larry (Elena) Read of Walsenburg; and sisters Dorothy (O.J.) Serna of Colorado Springs and Mary Beth (Lonnie) Scott of Farmington. He also is survived by four nieces, one nephew, two great-nieces, two great-nephews and dear friends Robert "Mongo" Archuleta, Cathy Bardebben, Fancy Fenton, Lauretta Dostaler, Rita Stout and many more. A celebration of Bob's life was held Saturday, Nov. 1 at VFW Post No. 614,201 S. Park Ave., in Aztec.

Read, Willis W.
Willis W. Read - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 1987 - Willis W. Read passed away unexpectedly Thursday, March 26, 1987. Survived by his wife, Maxine, of the family home; sons, Richard (Kathy) Read, Colorado Springs, David (Judy) Read, Pueblo, and Gary Read, Los Alamos, N.M.; grandchildren, Scott, Shelley, Chris, Andy and Megan Read; one brother and sister in California and a sister in Texas; also numerous nieces and nephews. Born Nov. 1, 1916, in Clay Center, Kan., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring from the Internal Revenue Service. Veteran of the U .S. Navy during WWII and was active in Boy Scout work for 25 years. Member of First United Methodist Church. Cremation. There will be no viewing. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court Streets, with the Rev. Edward W. Paup officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who desire may contribute to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund direct or through the funeral home office.

Reading, Durlin
Durlin "Duke" Reading - Loveland Reporter Herald - August 22, 2002 - Durlin "Duke" Reading, 86, formerly of Loveland, died Aug. 20, 2002, in Pueblo. He was born Dec. 28, 1915, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to John and Elizabeth Hobbs Reading. He married Alvera Berg on April 8, 1936, in Idaho Falls. He served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years. He was awarded two Bronze Stars, a Victory Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Medal. Mr. Reading was a butcher for Albertson's in the Loveland area for more than 25 years. He moved to Pueblo from Loveland about a year ago. He is survived by a son, Charles D. Reading of Denver; a daughter, Barbara Manzanares of Pueblo; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death on April 6, 2002, by his wife of 64 years, Alvera Reading; a son, Robert Reading; two grandsons; a brother; and five sisters. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Loveland. Memorial contributions may be made to Larimer County Hospice, 7604 Colland Drive, Fort Collins, 80525, or to Trinity Lutheran Church, 3333 N. Duffield Ave., Loveland, 80538.

Reading, Mittie A.
Mittie A. Reading - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2001 - Mittie A. Reading, 90, was born March 16, 1910, in Sugar City, Colo., passed away on Feb. 15, 2001. Survived by her sister, Gladys (Earl) Naumann of Pueblo; brother, Hiram (Vicky) of Harrison, Ark.; and a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside service Wednesday, 1 p.m., Valley View Cemetery, Ordway, Colo.

Ready, Mildred M.
Mildred M. Ready - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 1998 - Mildred M. Ready, longtime Pueblo resident passed away June 30, 1998. Preceded in death by husbands, Ralph W. Ready, and John B. May. Member First Baptist Church, Pueblo Country Club and several bridge clubs, also served as Republican Precinct Chairman and member of National Federation of Republican Women. Survivors include son, Dr. Thomas Ready D.D.S., Pueblo- brother, Richard Kearney, Colorado Springs- grandson, Rex (Karen) Ready, Houston, Texas- nephew, Rick Kearney, Colorado Springs, niece, Sharon (Neil) Starkey- and grandnephew, Mitch Starkey- and grandniece, Tracey Starkey of Colorado Springs, Charles (Sherrie) Ready of Pueblo- former granddaughter-in-law, Ruth (Doug) Bonino, Denver- four great-grandchildren, special angel Becki Ready, Denver- twins, Rex and Ryan Ready, Denver, and Meagan Ready, Houston, Texas- and cousins, Margaret (Les) Reynolds, La Junta, Harold and Thelma Ready, Pueblo. Mrs. Ready will be remembered by her many friends and bridge partners as a Classy Lady" who loved her family and friends. , 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 1998, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, cremation. Family will receive friends at Dr. Ready's home immediately following the service.

Reagan, Wayne
Wayne Reagan - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1996 - Wayne Reagan passed away unexpectedly Feb. 21, 1996. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Private interment will follow.

Real, Cruz (Mrs.)
Mrs. Cruz Real - Akron Pioneer Press - September 28, 1917 - Pueblo Woman, 114, Dead Mrs. Cruz Real, who lived through four wars and a part of a fifth, died at the home of her son, Jose Real, at Avondale. The woman was 114 years old and for ninety-six years had been a resident of Pueblo county. She is survived by her four sons, Joe, John, Anton and Frank, sixteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all of whom are residents of Pueblo county in the Avondale district.

Real, Edward A.
Edward A. Real - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 1966 - Edward A. Real, April 11, 1966. Son of Mrs. Mollie Needham of the family home, 120 West Abriendo. Father of Mrs. Jack Ornsbee, Arroyo Hondo, N.M., and Edward A. Real Jr., Grand Junction, Colo. Grandfather of three. Brother of Mrs. Hubert Stock 2016 N. Main, where the family may be contacted. A step-brother and step-sister live in Indiana. Attended First Baptist Church. Pueblo resident for the past 12 years. A motion picture projectionist. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Raymond Taylor officiating. To Mountain View.

Reaves, Hazel L.
Hazel L. Reaves – Pueblo Chieftain – October 20, 2006 - Hazel L. Reaves passed away Oct. 18, 2006, at the age of 97. She was born in Oklahoma, on July 5, 1909, to Robert and Sallie Powers, who preceded her in death along with her son, Robert E. Culwell, sisters and brothers, Bob Powers, Edna Laughlin, Gene Powers, Sula Cozza and Viola Margurite. She is survived by her loving husband, William Reaves; daughter, Sally Donley; sisters, Ollie Quillen, Sylvia (Joe) Fraterelli; five grandchildren, including Jere Beth Donley (Aaron D'Mize) of Canon City, and her children, Alexandria and Samantha, and Vanessa (Jeff) Tranel of Pueblo, and sons, Jason and Jordan; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and -nephews. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Reavis, Wesley G.
Wesley G. "Wes" Reavis - Pueblo Chieftain - February 07, 1986 - Wesley G. "Wes" Reavis, 65, 1322 Harter Place, Loveland and formerly of Pueblo, died Feb. 5, 1986. Survived by wife Frances M. Reavis, daughters, Alice (Richard) Young, Evelyn Burns, Norma (Michael) Smith, Charlene (Jeffe) Roberts and Georgia Reavis Wyllie; sister, Mrs. R. G. "Dutch" Clark; and grandchildren. Service will at 2 p.m. Monday at Kibbey- Fishburn Funeral Home, with Pastor Ted Bartter officiating. Interment, Loveland Burial Park. Contributions to American Lung Association.

Rebar, Frank J.
Frank J. "Friggs" Rebar - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 1986 - Frank J. "Friggs" Rebar, 77, passed away June 13, 1986, after a lengthy illness. Born Jan. 23, 1909, and was a lifelong resident of Pueblo. Employed at Midwest Steel and Iron Works Co. in March 1929, as a rivet heater; promoted to plant foreman in 1941 and then to plant superintendent in 1965. After 48 years of service, he retired in March 1977. Member of St. Mary Church, SNPJ No. 21, the American Welding Society and chairman for the Southern Colorado Chapter, International Association of Bridge and Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers, and the National Foreman Institute Bureau of American Iron Workers, and the USC Welding Advisory Committee. Also a member of BPO Elks Lodge No. 90 for 30 years, during which time he served in the following positions: youth sports activities chairman, treasurer, new application committee, chairman of the Elks National Foundation, Memorial Day decorating committee. Also served as convention chairman for finance, Colorado Elks Association State Convention, 1974, and served many years on the sick and visiting committee. Elected to the board of trustees, where he served three five-year terms. Also member of Lions Club. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Paulina C. Rebar; daughter, Dorothy (Ray) Brunjak; grandson, Greg (Peggy), Jim (Rhonda) and Tom (Lynne) Brunjak. Also survived by a brother, Richard W. (Dorothy) Hribar, Newhall, Calif.; sister, Elsie (Mark) Radkovic, Northridge, Calif., and three great-granddaughters, Jessica Lee, Shelly Marie and Maggie Ann Brunjak; numerous nieces and nephews. Services at St. Mary Church: recitation of the rosary at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. Monday, Father Alan Schwab will officiate. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions are preferred to the BPOE No. 90 endowment fund.

Rebar, Pauline C.
Pauline C. Rebar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1987 - Pauline C. Rebar, a lifelong resident of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 27, 1987. Mrs. Rebar was a member of St. Mary Church and People's Eucharistic League. Predeceased by her husband, Frank J. Rebar, June 13, 1986. Mother of Dorothy (Ray) Brunjak. Grandmother of Greg (Peggy) Brunjak, James (Rhonda) Brunjak and Thomas (Lynne) Brunjak. Great-grandmother of Jacob Gregory Brunjak, Jessica Lee Brunjak, Maggie Ann Brunjak and Shelley Marie Brunjak. Sister of Albert (Gertie) Puntar. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., Monday, St. Mary Church with interment at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the St. Mary social hall following interment. Contributions are preferred to St. Mary Church to her memory.

Rebeterano, Ruben
Ruben Rebeterano - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 1999 - Ruben Rebeterano, 67, passed away Dec. 30, 1998, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Mr. Rebeterano was born Dec. 11, 1931, in Aguilar, Colo. He was a professional soldier, serving a total of 23 years in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. After retirement, he enjoyed fishing, sporting events and shopping. Preceded in death by his parents, Hilario and Jenny (Maes) Rebeterano- a sister, Nellie- and two brothers, Eloy and Johnny. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Alice Lucero Rebeterano, of the family home- children, Larry (Suzie) Rebeterano, Mary (Louie) Martinez, Pat (Ishmal) Fierro, Liz Bobian, Shirley (Albert) Ortiz-Rebeterano and Tina (Eddie) Fitzpatrick- four brothers- four sisters- mother-in-law, Julia Lucero- and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation, noon until 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Vigil services, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at St. Leander Catholic Church, Rev. Edward Nunez, celebrant. Full military honors by Fort Carson Honor Guard at graveside, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver. Family will receive friends at 1125 E. 12th.

Reble, Fannie Fairis
Fannie Fairis Reble - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 20, 2006 - Fannie Fairis Reble, 93, passed away October 6, 2006. She was born October 22, 1912 to Moses Monroe and Maude Lee (Bean) Porter in Conway, AR. Fannie was employed at the Hanover School System (Hanover, CO) as a custodian, cook and school bus driver. She also farmed; raising cattle and growing corn and beans. She married William Dave Reble on February 26, 1930 in Pueblo, CO. He died on February 19, 1987 in Colorado Springs, CO. Fannie came to Colorado from Kansas in a covered wagon. She lived in Colorado for over 80 years. for the past seven years she has lived in the Elkhart and Goshen areas. She was a member of the Home Demonstration Club, Extension Homemaker's Club and Literary Society of Squirrel Creek. She served as an election official for many years transporting ballot boxes to Colorado Springs. She was a 4-H Leader and a charter member of the Hanover Community Church where she served as Secretary/Treasurer for over 30 years and was a leader of the church youth group. She is survived by daughter, Virginia M. (Larry) McGuire of Elkhart, IN; three sons: William D. (Bonnie) Reble of Springfield, MO.; Lawrence L. (Frances) Reble of Hanover, CO.; Timothy J. (Tanzy) Reble of Shelbyville, IN; 18 grandchildren; four step grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; three step great grandchildren; one brother, Virgil (Betty) Porter of Hanover, CO; one sister, Azell chase of Grand Junction, CO. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Constance M. Wesselman; one sister, Aluine Whalley; and one brother, Floyd Porter. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday (October 21, 2006) at Hanover Community Church.

Rebol, Frank P.
Frank P. Rebol - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 1986 - Frank P. Rebol was born April 9, 1918, in Pueblo, and died Dec. 22, 1986, in Pueblo. Husband of Katherine E. Rebol of the family home. Father of David (Karen) Rebol and Felice Rebol. Grandfather of Amanda Rebol. Brother of Mary (Gene) Blazina, Velma Evans, Joe Rebol, Tony Rebol, Bill Rebol, and John Rebol. A lifelong Pueblo resident, he graduated from Pleasant View High School and operated Sunset Electric for many years. Member of Shrine of St. Therese, Knights of Columbus Council No. 557, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and active with Father Power's Basketball League for many years. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 26, at Shrine of St. Therese. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Rebol, John P.
John P. Rebol – Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 1998 - John P. Rebol passed away Feb. 27, 1998. Preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Anna Rebol- two sisters, Mary Blazina and Anne Rebol- and two brothers, Frank and Anton Rebol. He is survived by his brothers, William and Joe Rebol- and his sister, Velma Evans, all of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of St. Joseph Parish, St. Joseph Lodge No. 7, KSKJ, and served in the U.S. Army in WWII, including the Battle of the Bulge. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. At his request, the funeral will be private and there will be no viewing. Those who wish may sign the memorial book at the funeral home.

Rebol, Joseph S.
Joseph S. Rebol - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 2000 - Joseph S. Rebol, age 84, of Pueblo, died July 2, 2000, at the Peaks Care Center in Longmont, Colo. He was born in Blende, Colo. on Feb. 2, 1916. In 1938, he moved to Rock Springs, Wyo., where he worked in the mines. He moved back to Pueblo in 1942 and went to work at the Colorado Fuel and Iron Corporation. He was a supervisor in the rail mill for 16 years until his retirement in 1976. He married Emma Sanctuary of Rock Springs, Wyo., on April 23, 1941, who preceded him in death in 1968. Mr. Rebol is survived by three daughters, Yvonne Henderson, Longmont, Colo., Sandra (Mike) Downs and Ann (Ken) Algien of Pueblo; sister, Velma Evans, Pueblo; and five grandchildren, Michele (Matt) Collier, Carolyn (Doug) Pope, Douglas (Amy) Bennett, Dennis (Kelly) Downs, Ronald (Stephanie) Downs, Lee Algien and Ken Algien Jr. He is also survived by nine great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Also preceded in death by parents, Anton and Anna Rebol; two sisters, Anna Rebol and Mary Blazina; and four brothers, Frank, Anton, John, and William. During his retirement he enjoyed fishing, remodeling his house, restoring furniture and visiting with his family and friends. Mr. Rebol was a life member of BPOE No. 90, as well as a member of the SNPJ Lodge 577, and celebrated his 60th anniversary of Lodge membership in May, 1999. Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, 10 a.m., St. Joseph Church in Blende. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Boulder County in care of the funeral home office.

Rector, Dale
Dale Rector - Pueblo Chieftain - November 4, 2004 - Dale Rector Real Estate Industry Loses Innovative Champion R. Dale Rector, respected throughout the real estate industry for his courage and commitment to creating a better system for top producing professionals, has passed away at the age of 84. Founder of Realty Executives International, Rector's much-lauded real estate career spanned nearly half a century. In the mid 1960s, Rector recognized that the status quo was not working and he sought to change and improve the business of selling real estate. He succeeded in his quest. Although many of his peers did not initially accept his ideas for what was then a controversial "100 percent commission concept," the program not only succeeded, but went on to revolutionize the real estate industry. In 2003, Rector was recognized by Realtor Magazine as one of the industry's 25 most influential professionals. He routinely received standing ovations whenever he appeared at one of his company's events-first by the hundreds and, more recently, the more than ten thousand-executives whose professional lives he had benefited. Unfortunately, his last battle was against cancer. Today, the company, and the industry, mourns the loss of one of their most significant champions, a father of four and husband of June Rector for 54 years. Dale was born on May 21, 1920 in Pueblo, Colorado to Arlie and Pearl Rector. He played oboe in the Pueblo Symphony while in high school and later played saxophone and clarinet in a local band. Dale graduated in 1942 from the University of Colorado with a degree in chemistry. Dale worked as a chemist at ALCOA in Vancouver, Washington during World War II. He then joined his parents in their business, Rector Food Products, in Pueblo, Colorado. He served as President of the Scottsdale Rotary Club in 1976-1977 and was Rotary District Governor in 1979-1980. Rector, who began his real estate career in 1953 in his native Pueblo, Colorado, and founded Realty Executives in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1965, was known to be an innovator and a soft-spoken champion of real estate professionals industry-wide. Within 25 years, his 100 percent concept had emerged as an industry philosophy embraced by nearly one-quarter of all Realtors throughout the U.S. Further, Realty Executives has, for nearly 40 years, been recognized as metropolitan Phoenix's largest real estate company with a roster of some 1,500 executives. Realty Executives International has also received acclaim as one of the fastest growing franchise companies in the nation. Worldwide, 20 countries are associated with the Realty Executives system. Rector was never flashy, nor self-promoting; rather, his philosophy and his efforts were directed toward making his industry better for those who devoted their professions to it. His memory will no doubt be cherished by hundreds of thousands of Realtors across the globe whose lives are better today because of his vision and strength, and by the countless people who knew the sincerity and warmth of his friendship and respect. He continued to sell real estate in Arizona until he was 80 years old, when he turned his relentless energy to oil and watercolor painting and helping his company raise money to support the families assisted by Habitat for Humanity International. Rector not only leaves behind his wife, June, but also children Janie Riels, Gary Rector and Jacki Konetzni, Rich Rector and Robyn Lee Dependahl, Becky and Sean McDaniel, as well as his eight grandchildren, Lt. Gregory Riels, Jason Dale Riels, Aurelia Leroux, Elliott Rector, Katy Rector, and Connor, Paige and Ryan McDaniel. A celebration of Dale's life will be held on Saturday, November 13th at 3:30 p.m. at Valley Presbyterian Church located at 6947 E. MacDonald Drive in Paradise Valley. Please visit www.realtyexecutives.com for additional details. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made in his name to Habitat for Humanity International (c/o Homes from the Heart, 2398 E. Camelback Road, Suite 900, Phoenix, AZ 85016) and The Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation-Cancer Center Endowment.

Rector, Norma A.
Norma A. Rector – Pueblo Chieftain – October 10, 2006 - Norma A. Rector, 84, passed away Oct. 7, 2006. Survived by her husband, Pettis P. Rector; children, Linda (Spencer) Bell, Pueblo West, James C. (Lorraine) Rector and Donna (Daniel) Molello, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Richard (Kelli) Jensen, Timothy Divelbiss, Jeffrey (Andrea) Divelbiss, Brian Rector, Jamie (Torin) Martinez and Gena (Nick) Alfonso; great-grandchildren, Makenzie Jensen, Mason Jensen and Delayne Divelbiss. She also is survived by her sister-in-law, Ruth (Charles) Kitts; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Norma was a member of Lake Avenue Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star No. 7. Visitation 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations in Norma's memory may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. The family will receive friends at the Molello home.

Redd, Gus W.
Gus W. Redd - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 1986 - Gus W. Redd, July 11, 1986. Son of Valentine Redd, Pueblo, and brother of Marie (Arthur) Dalgarno, Denver, and Elaine (Frank) Cash, Pueblo. Uncle of Bill (Betsy) Ballas, Richmond, Va., Michael Cash, Houston, Texas, Shelley (Robert) Ragulsky, Pueblo, and Marina Cash, Pueblo. He was a 1948 Graduate of Central High School, attended Pueblo Junior College, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. A lifelong Pueblo resident, he retired from the Quality Control Office at the Pueblo Army Depot. He also was a member of Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Private family committal. Please omit gifts of food and flowers. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cash, 430 Scranton.

Redd, Julia
Julia Redd - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - March 29, 2005 - Julia Redd, 92, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2005 in Lake Havasu City, AZ. She was born on October 25, 1912 in Stanton, ILL. Julia moved to Lake Havasu City, AZ; 15 days ago from Riverside, CA. She worked as an Accounts Payable Clerk for Grayson Controls in Long Beach, CA; for 20 years. Julia was also a member of the St. Phillip Neri of Lynwood, CA. She is survived by her nephew, John Redd and wife Beatriz of Lake Havasu City, AZ and sister Anne H. Redd. Funeral mass will be Wednesday March 30, 2005 at 10 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery in Trinidad, Colorado. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Reddell, Jordon William DeWayne
Jordon William DeWayne Reddell – Pueblo Chieftain – September 17, 2004 - Pueblo West man killed in accident - Alcohol and excessive speed are suspected factors in a single-car crash in Pueblo West on Thursday that killed a 21-year-old Pueblo West man. Jordan Reddell, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, according to Ron Ivan of the Pueblo County coroner's office. An autopsy is scheduled today. Jordon William DeWayne Reddell - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2004 - Jordon William DeWayne Reddell, 21, of Pueblo. Services to be held in Mesita, N.M.

Redden, George (Mrs.)
Mrs. George Redden – Kiowa County Press – May 11, 1917 – Mrs. George Redden, who was accidentally shot with a revolver by her husband in their home in Trinidad, died at a hospital.

Redfield, Lily
Lily Redfield – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – September 4, 1874 – Died on the 3rd inst., Lily, infant daughter of Alex and Annie Redfield.  Funeral services from the residence, East Pueblo, at 10 this A. M.

Redman, Betty Ruth
Betty Ruth Hazzard Redman - Ruidoso News – April 29, 2006 – Ruidoso, NM - Betty Ruth Hazzard Redman was born on August 24, 1927 in Walsenburg, Colorado to Genevieve and Homer Hazzard. She married Charles Morris Redman on August 22, 1947 in the home of her grandparents in Denver, Colorado. She died on April 21 at Heritage Farm Assisted Living after many years of mental deterioration due to Alzheimer's Disease. Besides her husband of 58 years she is also survived by one son and two daughters: Earl Redman and wife Sharon of Ballinagh, Ireland, Nancy Redman Harvey and husband Wayne of Roanoke, Virginia, and Carol Redman and husband Tom of Santa Fe, New Mexico. She leaves three grandsons, Michael, Regan, and Alan, and two great-grandsons, Bobby and J.T. Betty, also leaves a sister, Margery Peck of Las Cruces, a brother Lloyd and wife Alice of Montrose, Colorado, and sister-in-law, Jerry Hazzard of Green River, Wyoming. She was preceded in death by her mother "Jenny" H. McCorkle, father Homer Hazzard, brother Robert, and stepsister Alice Gruver. Betty was an avid student, graduating at age 16 as valedictorian of her high school class, and was an honors student with a major in accounting at University of Denver. She did secretarial work to put herself through college. Betty was first a home maker but also held various other positions. The job that she enjoyed most was teaching at the Christian School on Ebeye Island while she and her family were living on Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands. There were few facilities for teaching on Ebeye, but friends at the University United Methodist Church in Las Cruces sent her books and supplies which greatly helped. After returning to Las Cruces she received many letters from the students whom she dearly loved. She also worked 11 years as administrative secretary at the University United Methodist Church, additional years as secretary for the Dean of the Graduate School at NMSU, and for H&R Block. Betty and Chuck enjoyed traveling to New Zealand, various islands in the western Pacific, England, and Chile. They also traveled and camped extensively in the western United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. Her wide range of interests included genealogy, music, reading, gardening, sewing, cats and gourmet cooking. Through her volunteer work and service to others, she illustrated that helping others was more important and spiritually fulfilling than much of what we do in this life. Betty supported and encouraged her children to develop their talents and wanted them to follow their hearts and enjoy life to its fullest. She also encouraged her grandsons, nieces, and nephews in their various interests and activities, frequently hosting them for summer vacations. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at University United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of New Mexico.

Redwine, Robert H.
Dr. Robert H. Redwine - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2000 - Dr. Robert H. Redwine, age 85, born Jan. 15, 1915, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away June 22, 2000. Survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Gwen Redwine; son, Robert (Jan) Redwine, Pueblo; and daughter, Liz Fisher, Seattle, Wash. Grandfather of Abby and Cameron Redwine and Geoff Fisher. Dr. Redwine was a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II in the Panama Canal Zone. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1932 and is a member of the Centennial High School Hall of Fame. He received his undergraduate and medical degree from C.U. in 1943, was in private practice in Pueblo from 1950 to 1982 and served as director of Pueblo County Health Department from 1983 to 1992. During his life, he enjoyed hiking, reading and classical music. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, Sunday, 2 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or YMCA Camp Jackson in care of the funeral home office.

Ree, Dorothy Anne Rose
Dorothy Ree - Huerfano World - October 19, 2006 - Dorothy Ree, Huerfano County historian, former teacher and writer for the Huerfano World, passed away on October 17 in Pueblo. Services will be on November 2, at the United Church in Walsenburg at 10 a.m. A full obituary will be in next week's newspaper. Huerfano World - October 26, 2006 - Dorothy Anne Rose Ree, born in Plainview, TX, 1930, loving wife of Ben Ree, ended her journey October 17, 2006. Preceded by her parents Loyd and Eva Rose, sisters Doris Elaine Rose and Martha Frances Rose Niles. Survived by sister-in-law Marti Carpenter, FL, nephews David (Skip) Daniels, Max, Tiago, Nathan, Tannin Niles and Linc Murphy, NC. Nieces Debbie, Britton, Kristine Niles, special friends Carolyn Newman, Jan Perkins, Dr. Edmund Vallejo, Charleen Shepherd and the Bull-Bert, Loftus, Bjorndal families in Norway. The family moved to Clayton, NM to begin her schooling. Education was important to the Roses. Later they moved to Melrose, NM where she entered Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM in 1948. She was active with Frances in the Silver pack Theatre; they acted together in several plays. She was a member of the Wesley Foundation on campus, Book and Pen Club, El Club Pasatiempo, and Alpha Psi Omega. An excellent soprano, she sang in the campus choirs, choruses, musical productions, and her Methodist Church Choir. She graduated in 1952 with a B.A. in English, Speech, Drama, and later an M.A. in English and History. In 1970 she graduated from the university of Denver with an M.A. in Librarianship. She and Ben Ree were married between semesters, January 1955. They were together 51 years, eight and a half months. they taught together in small rural schools in AZ, NV, NM and came to Walsenburg in 1972 as the high school librarian. She retired in 1990 and they moved to NM to look after her aged father who died in 1990. Returning to Walsenburg in 1994 they took an active part in the Friends of the Public Library. They moved to the Walsenburg Mining Museum as members and docents. As an author she wrote a small pamphlet in the history of the Public Library. In 2004 she and Carolyn Newman produced A Narrative History of the united Church of Walsenburg. She had already started research on a history of Walsenburg before she died. She had written twelve chapters and Newman will finish the book. Memorial Service will be at the United Church, 10 a.m., Thursday, November 2, 2006. In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005, or to the Walsenburg Mining Museum, or to the Good Neighbor Fund of the United Church of Walsenburg.

Reeb, Aloys A.
Aloys A. Reeb - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 1997 - Aloys A. Reeb, age 95, passed away Nov. 4, 1997. Survived by his wife, Bessie- children, Jane (Robert) Yoo, Centerville, Mass., and Annie (Jerald) Heidrich, Colorado City- sisters, Amanda Bossler of Bellville, Ill., and Marie Reeb of St. Louis, Mo.- as well as by six grandchildren. Mr. Reeb was a member of St. Aloysius Church in Rye where the funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday with interment to follow at the Brookside Cemetery in Rye. There will be no viewing at the funeral home. The family requests the omission of food and flowers. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

Reece, Jack E.
Dr. Jack E. Reece - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 7 , 2006 - Dr. Jack E. Reece, Ph.D. formerly of Colorado Springs passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 4, 2006 at his home in Pueblo West. He was a chemist and statistician in the semi-conductor industry. Jack Erwin Reece was born on January 1, 1939 in Stroud, OK., to the late Roy and Lorene (Palmer) Reece of Lawton, OK. He was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and received his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He married Janet L. Adams on September 4, 1959 in Marlow, OK. He was an avid outdoorsman who traveled extensively with his wife of 47 years, Janet. His loving wife survives and lives in Pueblo West. Dr. Reece is also survived by his two sons: David of Circle, MT., and Bob of Frazier Park, CA.; his daughter: Kathy (husband, Ruben) Ramirez of Fountain; seven grandchildren: Nicole, Tanya, Meghan, Brianna, Samantha, Isabella and Zachary and a great-grand child: DaVianna. He will be missed by all… including his faithful dog and steadfast companion: "Nigel." Also surviving are his sisters-in- law: Phyllis (husband, Lamar) Howell of Duncan, OK and Carolyn (husband, Paul) Emerson of Minneapolis, MN, his niece: Marci Howell and his dear friends: Todd and Laurie Osgood and their children. Memorial Services will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 9, 2006 at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful Chapel" of Roses. Inurnment will be at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Gate of Heaven.

Reece, Leonard F.
Leonard F. Reece - Pueblo Chieftain - December 02, 1998 - Leonard F. Reece, age 74, of Holly, Colo., departed this life Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Thursday at the Holly First Christian Church. Burial at the Holly Cemetery. Visitation from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the church. Memorial contributions to the Holly Cemetery Improvement Fund.

Reece, Maurine A.
Maurine A. Reece - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1998 - Maurine A. Reece, 71, passed away June 14, 1998. Survived by her husband, David Neil Reece- children, James Michael (Anna) Reece of Louisville, Ky., and Marion Candace Schoen of Waldorf, Md.- grandchild, Charlotte Anne (Shawn) Sewell of Greensboro, N.C.- brother, Richard Busha of Santa Maria, Calif.- brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lewis Reece, Roy Reece, Larry Reece, Edna Dehn, Betty Newton, Virginia Clark, Alice Orr, and Esther Baker- nieces, Cynthia Racca of Anchorage, Alaska, Cathy (Rick) Calzada of Hawaii, and Linda (Ross) Bond of Texas- nephews, Mark Busha of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Richard Busha Jr., of Wasilla, Alaska. Also survived by dear friend, Carol Y. (Jim) Merbs of Anchorage, Alaska. Preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Marion Agnes Busha. Maurine was born June 11, 1927, in Big Timber, Mont., and worked in the retail business as a stock clerk. She served as deaconess at Lake Avenue Baptist Church and held several offices as a member of Pueblo Chapter No. 7 OES. She will lie in state from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 18, 1998, at Lake Avenue Baptist Church, 1345 Lake Avenue, with the Rev. Harold Tuttle officiating, followed by Eastern Star Service by Chapter No. 7 OES. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral Home.

Reed, Alice M.
Mrs. Alice M. Murcary Reed - Rocky Mountain News – September 06, 1911 - Mrs. Alice M. Murcary Reed died September 2, age 32, late of 784 Broadway. Remains were sent Tuesday from B. R. Hall's Funeral Chapel to Pueblo for interment.

Reed, Allen W.
Allen W. Reed - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 1987 - Allen W. Reed, Pueblo native, died Oct. 19, 1987, at a local hospital. Retired CF&I Steel Corp. Life member of South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM, Southern Colorado Consistory - 32nd K C C H, Al Kaly Shrine, Royal Order of Jesters and Adah Chapter No. 34 Eastern Star. Past Master of Chapter of Rose Croix and Southern Colorado Consistory and director of the dining hall for 20 years, past president Shrine Patrol, past ceremonial director, past patron Eastern Star and chairman Rainbow board grand cross color, honorary member United Steel Workers of America, honorary and charter member County Sheriffs of Colorado, member American Association of Retired Persons, National Council of Senior Citizens. At his request, cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium. Memorial service 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at the Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel by South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 and the Scottish Rite Rose Croix.

Reed, Alva Floyd
Alva Floyd Reed - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 1997 - Alva Floyd Reed of Florence, died July 12, 1997, in a Pueblo hospital. Survived by wife, Violet Christine Reed, of the family home- sons, Edward A. (Marion) Reed of Colorado Springs, Jay R. Reed of Huntsville, Ala. - daughter, Judy Reed (Charles) Reynolds of Las Vegas, Nev.- two sisters, Mary Louise (Thomas) Denton, Lamar, Elaine (James) Bales of Westcliffe. Graveside services, 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Fowler Cemetery with Masonic and military rites.

Reed, Anna Lee
Anna Lee Reed - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 1986 - Anna Lee Reed, late of Pueblo, died Monday, June 23, 1986, in a local nursing home. Survived by her husband, Allen W. Reed of the family home; sisters, Nadine Hill, Encinitas, Calif.; Kay (Warren) Wilson, Republic, Mo.; Erma (Robert) Standifer, Stover, Mo.; half sister, Marguerite Rowe, Norwalk, Calif.; brother, Meridith (Maryann) Conway, Maple Lake, Minn.; half sister-in-law, Gertrude Williams, Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Born Sept. 24, 1922, in Plew, Mo. A Pueblo resident since 1946. She married Allen W. Reed, Aug. 30, 1952, in Raton, N.M. At her request, cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium. No services.

Reed, Carolyn
Carolyn Reed - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1998 - Carolyn Reed, 55, of Rocky Ford, died Nov. 24, 1998. Service, 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at the Church of Christ, La Junta, Tenth and Cimarron, with Jerry Kendell officiating. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery, Rocky Ford.

Reed, Charles
Charles Reed - Huerfano World - November 1, 1990 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1911: Charles Reed, 29, was hit by the cage in the shaft at McNally mine and killed on Oct. 26. [Editor's Note: Charles Reed died October 26, 1911. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, November 2, 1911.]

Reed, Dorothy
Dorothy "D. D." Reed - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2000 - Dorothy "D. D." Reed, 78, formerly of Crowley County, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, in Pueblo. Survived by children, James (Sandi) Reed, Bobby Reed, Dorothy (Rod) McDowell and Kathy (George) Hasenack; and grandchildren, Melissa Mino, Trent (Vickie) Reed, Jason Reed, Ross (Cindi) Reed, Brandie (John) Strah, Rodney (Heather) McDowell, Steve McDowell, Erika Hasenack and Ray Hasenack, all of Pueblo. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at Griffy Family Funeral Chapel in Fowler. Burial will be in Fort Lyon National Cemetery. The family wishes to thank Parkview Hospital staff and Drs. Drake, Balizet and Farrier for their special care. Memorials to Pueblo Animal League. Visitation, noon until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Griffy Chapel in Fowler. Family will receive friends at 3821 Carlile Ave. after the interment.

Reed, DuWayne
DuWayne "Jason" Reed - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 2003 - DuWayne "Jason" Reed. Passed away after a lifelong illness. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1995 and attended Pueblo Community College in the culinary arts program. Jason loved to laugh and was always a happy person to be around. He had a love of sports and was an avid fan of the Denver Broncos. Preceded in death by his grandmothers, Stella Montez and Sarah A. Romero; aunt, Rosina Sanchez; and uncle, Donald Romero. Survived by his parents, Ross and Stephanie Romero; brother, Ross (Cecilia) Romero; sisters, Nicole (Corbet Heyn), Jacqueline Romero; grandfather, Ben (Timme) Montez; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Now you will know the joy of being with God in heaven, Jason, you are free. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, Oct. 16, 2003. Memorial Mass, 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2003; both services at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

Reed, Edgar E.
Edgar E. "Jack" Reed - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2002 - Age 86, of Fort Collins passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2002. He was a resident of Pueblo from 1958 to 1997, and has resided in Fort Collins since September 1997. Jack was born in Plankinton, S.D., on Aug. 5, 1915. He arrived in Colorado in 1918 in a covered wagon. He claimed to be a "Jack of all trades, but a master of none." Mr. Reed worked as a forklift operator for Associated Grocers for 24 years, and served as Job Steward for the Teamsters Union during his tenure. He was also employed with Pueblo Ordnance Depot. Jack served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and he served as Cub Master of Pack 26 for four years. He loved to dance and play golf. Jack is preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Myrna. He is survived by his daughters, Patricia (Daniel) Sheldon of Fort Collins, Pam (Gary) Leach of Indiana, Pa., Paula Adamczewski of Fort Collins; his son, Terry Reed of Longmont, Colo.; sisters, Iva "Billie" Williams, Loretta "Babe" Swetnam, Antonetta "Maybelle" Jensen and Dolly Alice Mayree "Pearl" Dougherty; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Funeral services, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, both to be held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with inurnment at Fort Logan Cemetery, 2 p.m. Wednesday. The family requests Mylar balloons in lieu of flowers, or memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 720 N. Main No. 418; Pueblo, CO 81003, in Edgar Reed's honor.

Reed, Edwin Alexander V
Edwin Alexander "Eddie" Reed V - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2004 - Edwin Alexander "Eddie" Reed V, born Dec. 5, 2002, passed away Jan. 13, 2004. Survived by his parents, Lucia and Edwin D. Reed IV; half sister, Lluvia Rodriguez; grandparents, Josefina Ruiz, Linda Silva-Gonzales and Edwin Dean Reed III; great-grandparents, Don and Gwen Snyder, Edwin G. Reed II and Violet Reed; and numerous other family members. Service, 2:30 p.m. today, at Belmont Church of the Nazarene, 1702 Bonforte, with the Revs. Chuck Gibson and Ray Hawkins officiating.

Reed, Emma L.
Emma L. Reed - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1914 - Miss Emma L. Reed, age 31, daughter of Mrs. Harriet Reed, died yesterday at 522 West Second. The remains will be forwarded from McCarthy's to Rye tomorrow morning. Interment will be in Brookside cemetery, Rye. The Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 1914 - Funeral services over the remains of Miss Emma L. Reed were held yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the family residence, 522 west Second street. The Rev. Watson conducted the services which were attended by the many friends of the deceased. This morning the remains will be forwarded from McCarthy's to Rye for interment.

Reed, Floyd
Floyd Reed - Wray Rattler - February 05, 1914 - The sheriff and police at Pueblo are now working on the theory that Floyd Reed, Vineland ranchman killed from ambush on his way to Pueblo, was shot by mistake for Joseph F. Reilly, agent for a Denver brewery. Bayfield Blade - February 6, 1914 - Rancher Slain; Mob Tracks Men - Pueblo - Bent on lynching, an armed mob which has attached itself to the sheriff's posse is tracking two men down the St. Charles river as the result of the murder of Floyd Reed, 35, a Vineland ranchman. A steel-jacketed bullet from a high-power rifle fired from ambush, pierced Reed's heart. This is the second mysterious murder in the district in two weeks. Reed was driving to Pueblo from Vineland with a load of produce over the Santa Fe trail. Bayfield Blade - February 13, 1914 - Prominent farmers in the Vineland district, east of Pueblo, declaring that they were in fear of being assassinated, appealed to the county commissioners to increase the reward offered for the murderers of Floyd Reed, one of their neighbors, who was killed over a week ago.

Reed, Glenn M.
Glenn M. Reed - Pueblo Chieftain - May 01, 1986 - Glenn M. Reed passed away unexpectedly April 30, 1986. Husband of Mrs. Marjorie L. Reed, of the family home; father of Jackson M. Reed, Indianapolis, Ind., and Robert G. Reed, Pueblo; grandfather of Mark M. and Edward P. Reed Indianapolis, Michael J. Reed, Seattle, Wash., and Thomas J. Reed, El Paso, Texas. Also survived by one niece and one nephew. Veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War I and member of the Central Christian Church. He was born on Sept. 10, 1901, in Duncan, Okla., and was a Pueblo resident since 1929, retiring as a self-employed barber in 1962. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Roselawn Cemetery.

Reed, Hattie
Hattie Gallagher Reed – Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – June 19, 1911 – Around the City – From Wednesday's Daily – Remains Arrive In This City – The remains of the late Mrs. Reed, who died at her home in Pueblo Monday morning, arrived in the city yesterday and were taken to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. V. Gallagher, of 222 West Fourth street. Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – June 19, 1911 – Around the City – From Friday's Daily – Funeral of Mrs. Reed – Funeral services over the remains of the late Mrs. Hattie Reed were conducted at the Church of the Annunciation yesterday morning in the presence of a concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives of the deceased that filled the edifice to the doors. Rev. J. J. Gibbons sang a requiem high mass and preached a beautiful and touching funeral sermon in which he dwelt at length on the ideal life led by the young woman who lay dead before him. The floral offerings that were received as a mark of esteem in which the deceased was held by her friends in this city and in Pueblo completely covered the casket. The remains were laid in their final resting place in St. Joseph's cemetery by the following pallbearers: Frank Gordon, Edward Locker, W. W. Thompson, Hugh McLeon, John W. McMahon and Charles Slavin. Mrs. Reed's death occurred at her home in Pueblo Monday morning following an illness of about a month's duration. She was 25 (?) years of age at the time of her death and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. V. Gallagher, of 222 West Fourth Street. She was raised in Leadville, coming here with her parents when she was 10 years of age. She attended the local public schools and was graduated from the local High school. Five years ago she was married to D. A. Reed. The young couple remained in this city a short time after their marriage, leaving for Alma, where they lived for two years. About two years ago they went to Pueblo where they have since made their home. Mrs. Reed is survived by a husband and two small children, a mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. T. V. Gallagher; two brothers, Thomas and John, and two sisters, Ivy and Mary. The deceased was well-known and well-loved in Leadville and is survived by a host of friends, who extend their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family and relatives in their hour of sorrow.

Reed, Henry
Henry Reed – Pueblo Indicator – January 8, 1916 – Deaths and Funerals – Henry Reed died Monday morning at the family residence, 1426 E. Evans Ave. The funeral was held at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon from St. Paul A.M.E. church. Services conducted by Rev. John Adams.

Reed, Howard B.
Howard B. Reed - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 1996 - Howard B. "Bud" Reed, 87, Rocky Ford, died August 13, 1996, at La Junta Hospital. Survived by daughter, Ellen Reed, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Funeral services 2 p.m. today, August 16, 1996. Ustick Donaldson Funeral Home. Interment, Monday, August 19, 1996, at the Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Reed, Hugh K.
Hugh K. Reed - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 1999 - Hugh K. Reed, born Feb. 22, 1912, near Spivey, Kan., passed away Jan. 9, 1999, at the Arkansas Valley Nursing Home in La Junta. Preceded in death by his wife, Mildred, of 54 years- two brothers, George and Bill- one sister, Belle Shelly Colby. Survived by four sisters, Ola Hughes, La Junta, Edith Bridgewater, Grand Junction, Cleo Wadleigh, Swink, Bernadine Rice, Olathe- and numerous nieces and nephews. Hugh was a member of the Beulah Valley Methodist Church and Pueblo Lodge No. 17 AF&AM. The Reeds lived in the Beulah area for more than 40 years. will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at the Arkansas Valley Nursing Home, 514 West 10th Street, Second Floor East, La Junta, Colo., Pastor Jerry Wells, First Baptist Church, La Junta, Colo., officiating.

Reed, Irving
Irving Reed - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - February 16, 1917 - Former Puebloan on Housatonic - Pueblo - It is believed in this city that Irving Reed, for seven years a Pueblo fireman, was one of the victims of the Housatonic when she was wrecked off the coast of the Scilly Islands.

Reed, John W.
John (Red) W. Reed - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1997 - John (Red) W. Reed, 83, departed this life on Nov. 28, 1997, after a long bout with cancer. Survived by his children, Bonny (Dan) Edwards, Sharon Jobes, Barbara Reed, and Jack (Red) Reed- grandchildren, Brad Edwards, Jason, Candace, and Scott Tompkins. He was a mechanic for Carroll Trucking, Ted Gibbions and Abel Truck and Equipment- and later a member of Labor International Union of North America Local 578 until his retirement. Graveside services at Mountain View Cemetery, 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997. In lieu of flowers food, please send donations to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. No viewing will be held. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

Reed, Larry J.
Larry J. Reed - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2005 - Larry J. Reed, 64, of Pueblo, formerly of La Junta, Colo., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005. He is survived by his loving wife, Mae; daughters, Sandra Kay Keller of Bridgeport, Conn., Pat Reed of La Junta, Colo.; stepchildren, Vincent Moreno of Pueblo, Colo., Victoria Burris of Loveland, Colo.; grandchildren, Amanda and Nicholas Keller; sister, Linda (Danny) Morton, Roberta (Jimmy) McElyea; brother, Timothy Reed and numerous nieces and nephews. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Alpha Reed Thomas. At his request, cremation will take place. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Reed, Lornell
Lornell "Lee" Reed - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 1999 - Lornell "Lee" Reed, 89, formerly of Rocky Ford, died Jan. 12, 1999, at Life Care Center in Pueblo. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Kirk and Linda Reed of Pueblo- granddaughter, Lesia and Doug Smith of Pueblo- great-grandchildren, Victoria Christian Smith, Mikayla Taylor Smith, and Noah Wallace Smith, all of Pueblo. Graveside services, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at Hillcrest Cemetery, with Rev. Michael Marks officiating and Amy Konishi with the music. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery, Rocky Ford. Visitation from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Reed, Robert D. Sr.
Robert D. Reed Sr. -Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 1999 - Robert D. Reed Sr., 88, longtime Wiley-McClave area resident, passed away May19, 1999. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Peacock Funeral Home .Interment, Wiley Cemetery. Visitation, 1 until 7 p.m. today at the Peacock Funeral Home

Reed, Roland R.
Roland R. Reed - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - February 27, 2003 - Roland R. Reed, age 84, passed away on February 24, 2003 at the Colorado State Veteran's Nursing Home in Walsenburg. He was born on February 18, 1919 to Rufus R. and Eva Mae (Alexander) Reed of Sikeston, Missouri. After graduation from high school, Roland enlisted in the Army Air Corp. He taught the theory of radio transmission and aircraft maintenance, serving both in the states and the South Pacific. In 1943, he was united in marriage with Norma Mae Nance of Crawford, Nebraska. They lived there until moving to Colorado. Roland entered the field of broadcast radio where he was a Radio Engineer for KCOW of Alliance, Nebraska and at KYCU of Greeley, Colorado. After deciding to enter the educational field, he earned a B.A. from Colorado State University and a Masters from the University of Northern Colorado. In 1963, he joined the faculty of Trinidad State Junior College, from which he retired after 24 years. During his years there he was assigned as the head of a new department called Directive Studies which still exists on campus today, known as Student Support Services. Roland was an active member of the Methodist Church where he served in many capacities such as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, he volunteered 10 years at the Colorado Welcome Center and he was a member and past-president of the "Golden K". Roland loved to golf and travel with Norma and loved to go dancing on special occasions with good friends. Roland leaves to mourn his passing his wife Norma of 60 years, three children, Rhonie Reed, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Rodney Reed, Denver and Shelly (Rich) Reed of Sutton, Nebraska; four grandchildren, Jesse, Caitlin, Hannah and Amber; two brothers, Tommy Reed, California, William R. Reed of St. Louis, Missouri; three sisters, Margaret (Rodney) Sutterfield, San Antonio, Texas, Betty (Alfred) Davis, Rocky Mount, Missouri and Mary Jo (Tanil) Dakil, Altus, Oklahoma; one sister-in-law, Barbara (Robert) Ross, Chadron, Nebraska and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be celebrated on Friday, February 28, 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 216 Broom Street. Reverend Nancy Mead will officiate. Arrangements for Roland R. Reed are under the direction of the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Reed, Velma L.
Velma L. Reed - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 1999 - Velma L. Reed, 81, passed away Aug. 16, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, William A. Reed, March 8, 1968, and by five brothers and one sister. Survived by children, Jean Krueger, Pueblo, Bill Reed, Denver, and Linda (Sid) Anderson, Pueblo- grandson, Ron Krueger- five grandchildren- sisters, Lorene Carpenter and Bernice (Pat) Bergemann, both of Pueblo- brothers, James (Nancy) Boling, Modesto, Calif., and Merrill (Rose) Boling, Omaha, Neb.- and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Reed retired from Woolworth's, where she was a dietician and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with cremation to follow.

Reed-Francisco, Ann
Ann Reed-Francisco - Huerfano World - April 14, 1994 - 1928: Ann Reed-Francisco, who was born in Westport, MO in 1849, died. She had occupied the Plaza, which she inherited from her brother-in-law, Colonel Francisco in 1902, for many years.

Reese, Andrew L.
Andrew L. Reese - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2002 - Andrew L. Reese, passed away Aug. 7, 2002, in Beulah. He was born Dec. 5, 1958, in Hampton, Va., and had lived in Beulah for the last 2 years. Andy was a member of the Beulah Historical Society, the Beulah Arts Council and was an avid outdoorsman. He is survived by his mother, Frances Reese; brothers, Matt (Lynne) Reese, both of Tennessee, Dudley Reese of Aurora and Ryan (Lauri) Reese of Colorado Springs. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. An informal memorial gathering will take place 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, at the Gazebo at the Catholic Church in Beulah.

Reese, C. George
C. George Reese - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2006 - C. George Reese, 75, passed away May 18, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Survived by his children, Melodie (Lyle) Peck of Marion, Ind., Marcie (Cliff) Knowles of Lincoln City, Ore., Robin Moylett of Las Vegas, Nev., and Scott Stone of Tacoma, Wash.; brother, William J. Crossley of Fresno, Calif.; and sisters, Margaret Aigner of Renton, Wash., Winifred (Ed) Sleighter of Bonny Lake, Wash., and Ellen Watts of Pierce City, Mo. Also survived by five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; companion, Beverly McIver of Pueblo, Colo.; and many friends. Mr. Reese served in the U.S. Navy, was a member of the Eagles, Aerie No. 145 and the V.F.W. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, May 25, 2006, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Reese, Charles F.
Charles F. Reese - Brandon Bell - September 24, 1915 - Cattleman Ends Life With Poison - Pueblo - After writing a brief farewell not [sic], Charles F. Reese, 45, until two weeks ago foreman for the R. W. Rose cattle ranch, took his life in a rooming house here by swallowing poison.

Reese, David H.
David H. Reese – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: D. H. Reese is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. D. H. Reese: American, married with two surviving children. He was a mine inspector; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp.  Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." A newspaper article identifies this man as David H. Reese. http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Reese, Dwight Austin
Dwight Austin Reese - Yampa Leader - June 9, 1906 - George A Reese of Trinidad has received a telegram from the captain of the battleship Maine, stating that his son, Dwight Austin Reese, had fallen overboard and was drowned. The boy was born and raised in Trinidad and was seventeen years old. He was expected home this month for a vacation.

Reese, Mr.
Mr. Reese – Telluride Daily Journal – March 16, 1906 – Frightful Wreck – Fast Passenger Trains Meet in Head On Collision – Note: Mr. Reese is listed among the dead of the Adobe Train Disaster, March 16, 1906. Source: Colorado newspaper coverage. See Adobe Train Wreck, 1906 for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Reetz, Gayland G.
Gayland G. Reetz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 1999 - Gayland G. Reetz, 79, passed away April 25, 1999. Survived by his wife, Kathryn Reetz, of the family home- daughter, Diane (Larry) Radacy- son, Richard (Barbara) Reetz- sister, Mae Epperson of Loveland, Colo., and grandchildren, Darrel (Jami) Radacy, Romona (Anthony) Reetz, Gayland "Super" Reetz, Michelle (Jon) Kenline and Janelle (Brandon Briggs) Reetz. Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Alvin Reetz. Born to George and Lenora Reetz on March 8, 1920, in Potter, Neb. At his request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Those who desire may make memorials to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Reeve, Jim Allen
Jim Allen Reeve - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 1998 - Jim Allen Reeve. Funeral Mass for Jim Allen Reeve, 81, will be celebrated Thursday, June 18, 1998, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 7355 120th Ave., NE, Kirkland, Wash. It will be preceded by a vigil service, Wednesday evening, June 17, 1998, at 7 p.m. at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey Chapel, 508 N. 36th St., Seattle, Wash. Mr. Reeve died June 9, 1998, at his Kirkland home. Born Aug. 24, 1916, in Pueblo, Colo., to Otto Noble Reeve and Nelle Davis Reeve. He was a graduate of Centennial High School in Pueblo and the Capitol College of Pharmacy in Denver. He married Marjorie Everett of Pueblo in 1939. Prior to World War II, he worked as a registered pharmacist in Silver City, N.M. and as a sales representative for Sharp and Dohme in Denver. He served as a chief pharmacist mate in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945. In 1947, he moved to Seattle, Wash., and began his career with A.H. Robins Company. He retired as a sales manager of the Western Region in 1980 after 33 years with the company and returned to the Pacific Northwest in 1985. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Marjorie- daughter, Rita Swensson- sister, Virginia Pierce of Albuquerque, N.M.- grand- children, Marilee Swensson and Victor Ratia Leal and Shannon and Jeff Fawcett- and great-grandchildren, Victor Alan Ratia Swensson and Jim Sullivan Fawcett. Remembrances may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 4857 Delridge Way, SW, Seattle, Wash. 98106, or Evergreen Community Hospice, 12822 124th Lane, NE, Kirkland, Wash. 98134. Hoffner, Fisher & Harvey, Seattle, Wash.

Reeves, Anthony Scott
Anthony Scott Reeves - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2005 - Anthony Scott Reeves was taken by angels to be with the Lord on Dec. 12, 2005. Ants, as he was affectionately known, was born April 27, 1989, to Orval "Joe" Reeves and Leslie Reeves. He was an 11th grade student at Centennial High School, an honor student and a member of the wrestling team. He worked at Village Inn and most recently at La Roca. He loved wrestling, paintballing, video games, hanging out with his friends, eating and harassing his family and friends. Anthony was a happy person, was full of life with a heart of gold and a smile that could brighten anyone's day. He loved to make people laugh and will be missed beyond words by many. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James Colian; his great-grandmother, Hazel Stone; his paternal grandparents, Horace and Iva Reeves; uncles, David Scott Moore and Mark Alan Colian. Ants is survived by his parents; his grandmother, JoAnn Colian; sisters, Kristen and Stephanie Mulay; brothers, Kenneth (Michelle) Reeves, James (Stephanie) Reeves; and sister, Kathleen Reeves; nieces and nephews, Jessica, Dylan, Kyle, Brenden, Jillian Reeves and Mia Mulay, who is due in January 2006. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, including his closest friend since kindergarten, Liberty Turner. Anthony's organs have gone to seven different people to either save or improve their lives. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday; both services at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3130 Morris Ave. Cremation will follow the funeral Mass. The family will receive friends at the Landings at Eagleridge Clubhouse, 4749 Eagleridge Circle, through Thursday evening. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in memory of Anthony be made to the Centennial wrestling team through the mortuary.

Reeves, Arthur
Arthur Reeves - Mobridge Tribune - August 20, 2004 - Mobridge, SD - Throughout his long life Arthur Reeves was a horseman, especially quarter horses. He considered himself blessed to have owned some of the greatest horses known in this area, including Tom Baker, Bar Nothing Springer, Harmon King and Fer Tidy. Breeding horses with good heart, mind and ability was something he passed on to his children and grandchildren. A few years ago, Art (his wife Frankie always used his full name Arthur) was named SDQHA Breeder of the Year, and Art and Frankie were also awarded the coveted trophy as 50-Year AQHA Members and Breeders (actually more than 50). He was so proud of that statue that he wanted it placed on his headstone when he passed on. "We did everything together," Frankie recalls. "Horses were his first love - he had always been with horses. I never had to worry about losing him to another woman. I used to tell him I played second fiddle to horses." When asked, "What do you think makes a good horse?" Art quickly replied, "Thoroughbred type. They gotta do something. I showed halter in the morning and performance in the afternoon," showing the endurance of show horses a half century ago. "That's the kind of horse I started with." Today's Western pleasure horse earned no respect from him. "Most disgraceful looking thing I ever saw! It's not natural." Art and Frankie would have been married 69 years this August, but his health had begun to fail. His memory was razor sharp but he could no longer climb into his pickup to make regular checks on his beloved horses. He and Frankie both entered Beverly Healthcare Center in Mobridge where he died on Monday, July 19, 2004, at the age of 91. Art was born Dec. 13, 1912, in Lorraine, Texas, the youngest of Henry and Missouri Catherine (Allen) Reeves' 12 children. He grew up in Texas and at the age of 13 went to work for some big ranches in Texas working at the cow camps. When he was 17, he started riding the rough strings for these ranches. At the age of 18, he went to work for the Miller Ranches in Fluvanna and Gale, Texas. In the early 1930s, he started breaking horses for the Brownfield Ranch near Lubbock, Texas. Because it was the depression years, he also had a dance band to help make ends meet. He worked for Brownfield's for 10 years as a horse wrangler and during this time met Frankie, whose father was ranch foreman. Frankie recalls, "He was such a nice guy and with pretty blue eyes." They were married Aug. 3, 1935 in Lamesa, Texas. They lived on one of the divisions of the Brownfield ranch and he eventually took over his father-in-law's job as foreman. In 1943 they moved to Colorado where they ranched near Trinchera, later moving to Trinidad, Colo., where the early day South Dakota cattleman David MacKenzie had made his home. MacKenzie's son, Dode, who was killed in a LeBeau bar, is buried at Trinidad. Art came to South Dakota in 1948 in his search for better and cheaper grass. Returning to Frankie, he told her the Mobridge area had the best cow country he had ever seen. They came in 1949 to settle on a ranch they leased north of Dupree. They also ranched in the Eagle Butte and Faith area. In the late 1950s, they moved to a ranch southwest of Rawlins, Wyo., where he ran a ranch for his nephew. They moved to Rapid City in 1960 when Art worked as a brand inspector for the South Dakota Stockgrowers. In 1962 they moved to Sioux Falls where he was a brand inspector and in 1982 to Platte, then Corsica and Winner. They returned to ranching in 1987 at Bison, and then came to Mobridge in 1995. Art was also a walking history book when it came to quarter horse pedigrees. He loved to talk about bloodlines and what they could do and who raised them, and saved nearly every issue of the Quarter Horse Journal through the years. He received the Legacy ward AQHA in 1998, AQHA Horseman of the Year in 2001, and was a horse breeder for a total of 67 years. He was also a lifetime member of AQHA. Arthur owned the Grand Champ Stallions at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, in 1958, Post, Texas, in 1956, Hereford, Texas, in 1956, Lemmon, S.D., in 1959, and Sioux Falls in 1968. Survivors are his wife Frankie of Mobridge; two sons, Dean Reeves and wife Emma Lu and Gene "Buzz" Reeves and wife Faye, all of Armstrong County, S.D.; nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and four sisters. Funeral services for Arthur were held Thursday, July 22, at Kesling Funeral Home with the Rev. Edwin Coates officiating. Jim Hunt was eulogist. Special readings were by J'kye and Melaina Wientjes and Bill Omafray. Soloists were Samantha Reeves and Shirley Taton. Frankie Thompson provided background music. Casket bearers were Daun Reeves, Kevin Reeves, Jo Beth Swires, Kip Reeves, Melissa Wientjes, Jim Reeves, Bobbi Palczewski, Mary Reeves, Tom Reeves and Lyle Anderson. Burial was in the Timber Lake Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home. A prayer service was held the preceding evening at the funeral home.

Reeves, Evelyn Beatrice
Evelyn Beatrice Walker Reeves - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 2002 - Evelyn Beatrice Walker Reeves, 68, passed away Dec. 2, 2002. Services will be held in Bernice, La.

Reeves, Ira Cleveland
Ira Cleveland "Cleve" Reeves - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2005 - Ira Cleveland "Cleve" Reeves, 62, born in San Antonio, TX, Aug. 27, 1942, resident of Pueblo West, CO. since 1992. Cleve died Jan. 10, 2005 in an aircraft accident in Little Rock, AK. Survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 41 years, the other half of his heart, Karen Fourmigue Reeves. In addition, he is survived by his favorite daughter, Kammie (favorite son-in-law, Steve) Peterson of LaCoste, TX, and his most favorite grandson, Hunter Ray Peterson. Also survived by brother, Herb (Adell) Reeves; sisters, Alice (Jim) Blakey, and Lana (Martin) Cherry; sisters-in-law, Paula (John) Anthis, Jeanne (JB) Pantermuehl, Yvette (Bob) Menefee; nieces and nephews, Larry (Shelly) Anthis, Steve (Stacy) Reeves, Shirley (Tommy) Schenk, Rick (Neel) Anthis, Michael Reeves, Max (Wendy) Smith, Lisa (Allen) Massey, Scott (Heather) Reeves, Kelly (Jimmy) Arnold, Jennifer Cherry, Kristi (Michael) Pena, Kara Menefee, aunts, uncles, cousins, great nieces and nephews, friends, co-workers, and faithful canine companion and shadow, Buster Boy. Cleve graduated from John Marshall H.S. in San Antonio in 1961. He spent over 47 years in the roofing equipment manufacturing business beginning with Blackwell Burner Company and Reeves Roofing Equipment Company in San Antonio, and since 1992 with Kirby Fiberglass in Pueblo West. Cleve enjoyed life and was optimistic about each day. His kindness and generosity were evident to all who knew him. He was a dedicated member of the Desert Hawk Men's Club at the Desert Hawk Golf Course in Pueblo West. Never playing a round of golf that he didn't enjoy-win or lose-he had many, many unforgettable games with long-time golfing partners and family members. He enjoyed every hunting trip with rifle, bow, or camera. His last hunting trip was with his favorite son-in-law, Steve. Cleve left the golf course just long enough to take Karen camping in the Colorado mountains, where they had many great adventures and quiet times together. The family had an unforgettable trip in Dec. to the mountains for dog sledding, skiing, and snowmobiling, which would become their last Christmas celebration with Cleve. Our family extends sincere gratitude for the kindness, caring, prayers, and support while efforts continue for Cleve's recovery from the Arkansas River in Little Rock. Our hearts are full of sadness, but his wonderful sense of humor and the love and caring he brought to so many will be with us always. The family may be contacted at P.O. Box 538, LaCoste, TX, 78039, or email: reevesequipco@yahoo.com. Memorial contributions in Cleve's name may be made to: Chaplain In the Workplace Ministries, Inc., P.O. Box 6013 Katy, TX, 77491; Desert Hawk Men's Club, Women's Athletic Scholarship Fund, 251 S. McCulloch, Pueblo West, CO. 81007; or your favorite charity.

Reeves, Isabel Eleanor
Isabel Eleanor Reeves - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - August 30, 1990 - Isabel Eleanor Reeves, 55, of Colorado Springs died of cancer Tuesday at a local hospice. She had been a homemaker. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today at Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Vista Grande Baptist Church, 5075 Flintridge Drive, with the Rev. Gary L. Christopherson officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1001 S. Hancock Ave. Mrs. Reeves was born Oct. 21, 1934, in Walsenburg, to Jose H. and Lucy (Martinez) Manzanares. She lived in Colorado Springs for 53 years. Mrs. Reeves graduated from Palmer High School in 1953 and was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and Palmer Alumni. She was married Feb. 2, 1956, in Colorado Springs, to Ronnie G. Reeves, who died Aug. 9. Mrs. Reeves is survived by a daughter, Treva Ann Reeves of Colorado Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 622 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs 80903.

Reeves, Jack Lee
Jack Lee Reeves - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2000 - Jack Lee Reeves, 67, Highlands Ranch, formerly of Pueblo, died May 9, 2000. He was a Korean War veteran and a graduate of the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo. Survived by son, Duane Reeves, Highlands Ranch; and daughter, Lisa Harrison, Pueblo West. Cremation. Service, 11 a.m. Monday, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area "B," Denver.

Reeves, Kelly Raye
Kelly Raye Reeves - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 2005 - Kelly Raye Reeves, 35, departed this life unexpectedly on May 4, 2005. Survived by her husband, Doug "Ole" Olson; son, Kayne Olson; daughter, Misty (Nathan) Whittington; grandson, Carter Whittington; mother, Elizabeth Reeves; father, Herschel (Anne) Reeves; sisters, Becky (Brad) Ward, Seena (James) Phillips and Judy Reeves; brothers, Calvin (Becky) Reeves and Ray (Bridget) Reeves; mother-in-law, Becky Torrez; father-in-law, Oliver (Corinne) Olson; brothers-in-law, Gene (Melissa) Velasquez; Norman (Lisa) Olson and Keith (Michelle) Olson; aunts, Pat Olson, Marie Lewis, Rosa Lee (Don) Chumbley, Glenda Smith, Dean Clausen, Martha Mikita and Geri (Roy) Taylor; uncles, Gene (Irma) Reeves, Orville Joe (Leslie) Reeves, Ed (Dorothy) Hotchkiss, Bobby (Roydel) Hotchkiss, Jimmy Hotchkiss and Ronnie Hotchkiss; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Kelly was born Feb. 12, 1970, in Pueblo. She was employed as office manager for her dear friend, Dr. Eric Richardson. Kelly was a loving wife and devoted mother and grandmother. She will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew her. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2005, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food or flowers, memorials may be made to the college fund for Kelly's son, Douglas Kayne Olson at Pueblo Bank & Trust, either direct or through the funeral home.

Reeves, Luella
Luella Reeves - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 1987 - Luella Reeves passed away July 29, 1987, at St. Thomas More Progressive Care Center. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday, Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo.

Reeves, Robert Jefferson
Robert Jefferson Reeves - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 2001 - Robert Jefferson Reeves passed away Feb. 26, 2001, in Walsenburg. Robert was born March 26, 1919, in Bartlesville, Okla., and had lived in this area most of his life. He was a well driller and a rancher and served in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife, Wilda Reeves, of Delta; his children, Robert (Annabelle) Reeves Sr., Joanne (Ralph) Day, Don (Caroline) Reeves, Mark (Kathy) Reeves, Jeff (Kim) Reeves, Shelly (Vince) McDonald; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and a dear friend, Walter Pope of Wetmore. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Private services are planned for a later date. Contributions in memory of Mr. Reeves may be made to the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg or the Heart Fund.

Reffett, Leslie Allan
Leslie Allan Reffett – Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph – January 7, 1978 – Two Longmont Residents Killed in Car-Truck Crash – Two Longmont residents were killed Thursday night when the pickup truck they were riding in collided with a car parked on Interstate 25 about 14 miles north of Pueblo, the Colorado State Patrol reported Friday. Virginia D. Fishburn, 18, and Leslie Allan Reffett, 23, were killed. Four other persons in the truck were injured, the patrol said. The pickup was driven by Carlos Riboni, 24, of Albuquerque, N.M. It collided with a car belonging to Eulalio Lobato, 58, of 563 Potter Drive, Colorado Springs. The state patrol said Lobato had parked in an acceleration lane just north of a highway rest stop to let his dog out of the car. He had gotten out of the car and was not injured when the northbound pickup slammed into the rear of the car. Four people, including the two victims, were riding in the back of the pickup. They, the driver, and one of the passengers riding in the cab were thrown from the truck as it turned over once and landed upright on its wheels. The five persons not killed suffered injuries ranging from cuts and bruises to broken bones, the state patrol said.

Regalado, Augustine
Augustine Regalado - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 1987 - Augustine Regalado, 76, late of 1329 E. Fifth, pas-s e d aw ay Nov. 5, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital. Survived toy his wife, Antonia Regalado; children, Louise Regalado of Mexico, Richard (Josephine) Regalado, Josephine (Ruben) Baca, Ralph (Josephine) Regalado, Tom Regalado, Anthony (Virginia) Regalado and Ron (Maria) Regalado, all of Pueblo. Also survived by two brothers, six sisters, and 58 grandchildren. Retired from International Mail Service in 1969. Rosary recitation at 7 p.m. Sunday and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at St. Leander Church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Family at 26 Wasatch, home of Josephine Baca and 35 Churchill Rd., home of Anthony Regalado.

Regalado, Lupe
Lupe Acosta Regalado - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2000 - Lupe Acosta Regalado, 87, passed away July 19, 2000. Preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Regalado; sister, Lena Segura; brother, Joe Acosta; infant son; two granddaughters, Theresa Regalado and Sandra Regalado; and daughter-in-law, Marie Regalado. Survived by children, Manuel (Mary Lou) Regalado of Pueblo, Molly (Fred) Sandoval of Aurora, Richard Regalado of Golden, Colo., Jess (Rosemary) Regalado of Arizona, Mary Ellen (John) Sandoval of Nevada; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Alice (Steven) Melendez of Nevada; and brother, Anthony (Josephine) Valdez of California. Funeral service Friday, 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Palm Memorial Park, Henderson, Nev. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory. The family would like to thank the staff of Westwinds Special Care for their wonderful care of Lupe.

Regaldo, Joseph
Joseph Regaldo - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 1924 - Joseph Regaldo, age 28 days, died at the residence in Salt Creek May 12th. Body at the Geo. F. McCarthy Mortuary. Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 1924 - The funeral of Joseph Regaldo will take place Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence in Salt Creek. Interment Roselawn. Arrangements in charge of the Geo. F. McCarthy Mortuary.

Regan, E. E.
E. E. Regan - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 1987 - E. E. Regan, Feb. 16, 1987. Husband of Lena Rosanna Regan and father of Mary Ellen (C.N.) Caldwell Jr., Durango; John Thomas (Shirley) Regan of Beulah and Paul Eugene Regan of Rye; brother of Mary McCaffrey, Belmont, N.Y. Survived also by 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A Pueblo resident since 1944, Mr. Regan was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish and a veteran of service with the U.S. Army during World War II, having served in France and Germany with the Motor Transport Division. He was also a life member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 557 and was a past member of both the American Legion and the VFW. He retired in August 1961 as chief engineer for Colorado Interstate Gas after 25 years of service. Prior to that, he was employed by the Oklahoma Natural Gas Co. for 25 years. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment, Imperial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Regan, Lena R.
Lena R. Regan - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2001 - Lena R. Regan, age 95, passed away Sept. 10, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene E. Regan in 1987. Survived by her sons, Paul and John Regan; and daughter, Mary Caldwell. Also survived by eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Saturday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Regan, Mike
Mike Regan – Creede Candle – December 4, 1909 –This Week in Creede's Past – 1904 – Mike Regan died at the Pueblo asylum.

Regan, Rose Marie
Rose Marie Regan - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2001 - Rose Marie Regan, 66, was called to the Lord's service unexpectedly on Feb. 10, 2001. She was born Dec. 9, 1934, to Anton "Tack" and Mollie Clemens. She was a 1952 graduate of Central High School. On June l9, 1953, she married Michael J. Regan Jr. In 1954, she graduated from Southern Colorado State College with an Associate Degree in Psychology. Later she had two sons, Michael and Robert, and two daughters, Mary Beth and Susan. She was a member of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority, Alpha Omega Chapter and Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church. Preceded in death by her parents, Tack and Mollie Clemens; sister, Elizabeth; brother-in-law George; and grandson, James Albert. Survived by loving husband, Michael Regan; children, Michael (Karen Anderson) Regan III, Denver, Robert (Brenda) Regan, Mary Beth (Dan) Garrett and Susan J. (John) Falsetto, all of Pueblo. Her life was enriched by her grandchildren, Andrew, Sean, Christina, Edward, Stephen, Anna and Jason; and special friends, Sam and Eleanor Falsetto. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority, the Alpha Omega Chapter at 52 X Sovereign Drive, Pueblo, CO 81005 or at the Colorado Diabetes Association at 2480 West 26th Ave, Suite 120B, Denver, CO or the American Heart Association, 720 N. Main, Pueblo. Visitation, 9 to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. Both services at Our Lady of the Meadows. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Regordes, G.
G. Regordes - Brandon Bell - November 8, 1912 - Greed for beer caused the murder of G. Regordes at Pueblo, according to a confession made by Dolores Vera. The case mystified the police for several days.

Regusa, Rose E.
Rose E. Regusa - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - March 17, 2004 - Rose E. Regusa, 87, passed away March 17. She was born on November 13, 1916 in Primero, CO to Antonio and Rose Diele. Rose graduated from Trinidad High School. On July 3, 1937, she married Sam Regusa in Morley, CO. Rose worked as a dietician for Trinidad State Junior College and at the Ben Franklin luncheonette. She was an avid fan of the Denver Broncos, Rockies and Yankees. She enjoyed reading, watching TV, working on crossword puzzles and time with her loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Sam, Sr., sister, Mary Wilson and brother-in-law, Herman. She is survived by her son, Sam (Mae) Regusa of Raton, NM, daughter, Loretta (Tracy) Stuart of Raton, NM, brothers, Joe (Adeline) Diele of Tokyo, Japan, Sam (Lucille) Diele of Merced, CA, sisters, Helen Bisulco of Pueblo, Betty Diele of Trinidad, four grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and many friends. Visitation will take place Thursday, March 18 from 2 to 6 p.m. and Friday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A Funeral service is scheduled for Friday, March 19 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ann Klein and Rev. Peggy Griner of New Life Fellowship with entombment to follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Rick Regusa, Tracy Stuart, Scott Stuart, Frank Falsetto, Brian Falsetto and Kevin Feldman. The family requests memorials be made to TSJC Foundation for scholarships. The family may be reached at 814 Atchison, Trinidad, CO 81082. The family of Rose Regusa has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Rehm, Sam
Sam Rehm - Pueblo Chieftain - February 03, 1998 - Sam Rehm, 79, passed away Feb. 1, 1998. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church in Eads, Colo. Interment, Eads Cemetery.

Reichmuth-Lantz, Maxine A.
Maxine A. Reichmuth-Lantz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2005 - Maxine A. Reichmuth-Lantz, 85, born May 6, 1920, in Denver, passed away Oct. 6, 2005, in Kingman, Ariz. She was predeceased by husbands, Nate Crocombe, Joe Reichmuth and Harrison Lantz. Survived by son, Buzzy (Carol) Baker of the San Juan Islands, Wash., and Claude (Marlene) Carpenter of Fort Collins, Colo.; grandchildren, Suzie (Tom) Webb and Patty (Tommy) Clark, Claudette (Bruce) Thompson, Cindy (Brian) Coakley, Roger (Roxanne) Carpenter; great-grandchildren, Cerisa Stevenson, Katie Oschner, Heide Netter, Tom Reitz, Caitlyn Coakley, Rheo and Reiley Carpenter and Thomas, Trisen and Kirsten Webb, Casey and Whitney Clark. She also is survived by two great-great grandchildren; sisters, Caren Pease and Judy (John) Henson; and nieces, Debra Black, Kimberly Pease, Tammy Henson, Lisa Baker and Darla Henson. Maxine owned and operated the Reichmuth assisted living center for many years. She was a longtime resident of Pueblo and retired to Arizona. Viewing, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends at the Imperial reception hall after the interment.

Reid, Deborah Renee
Deborah Renee "Debbie" Aspedon Reid - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 1997 - Deborah Renee "Debbie" Aspedon Reid. Survived by her children, Cassandra and Valerie Reid- parents, Russell (Peggy) Aspedon- grandmother, Agnes Aspedon- sisters, Rebecca (Kelly) Crabb and Norma Aspedon- niece and nephew, Ashley and Kyle Crabb- close friend, Lori Kahrs- and aunts, uncles and other relatives. Preceded in death by grandparents, Benjamin Ellis Hendon and Pauline Olive Hendon, and grandfather, John W. Aspedon. Debbie was a loving mother who gave all for her children and was dedicated to her extended family. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Reid, Earl Stewart
Earl Stewart Reid - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2002 - Earl Stewart Reid 79, Ret. CMS, USAF, passed away Feb. 13, 2002, after a brief illness. He is preceded in death by brother, Fred Reid; and stepson, Joe Peritore. Earl is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Maria; stepchildren, Toni Peritore, Sal (Kay) Peritore and Elaine "Chili" Flores; grandchildren, Angelo (Rhonda) Peritore, Maria Boyce, Danelle (Mike) Wahl; and eight great-grandchildren, plus many close and dear friends. He pursued a lifelong hobby of making and repairing golf clubs after military retirement and in addition was a journeyman carpenter. His "hands of gold" not only created and repaired much of his own home, but also those of his children and friends and he unselfishly gave of himself to others. He and his "Doll," Maria, traveled throughout most of the U.S., enjoying all of God's natural creations. Earl was totally devoted to his Maria and took loving care of her following her debilitating stroke six years ago. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, noon Monday, Feb. 18, 2002. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Memorial Mass, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18, 2002, Holy Family Parish. Family and friends will be greeted in the church hall immediately following the service. Earl Stewart Reid - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2002 - Age 78, passed away Feb. 13, 2002. Also survived by sisters, Eva Cull and Lois Willmott. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, noon today. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Memorial Mass, 6:30 p.m. this evening, Holy Family Parish. Family and friends will be greeted in the church hall immediately following the service.

Reid, Edna Irene
Edna Irene Reid - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2003 - Edna Irene Reid passed away Dec. 26, 2003, in Pueblo. Edna was born Sept. 20, 1923, in Norman, Okla., and had lived in Pueblo since 1958. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melbra Reid in 1971; her parents and three brothers. Her survivors include her daughter, Deanna (Don) Studen; sons, Robert and Philip Reid, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Cassandra, Valerie, Karissa and Chad; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Shane; four sisters and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be from noon until 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, and 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday. Private interment will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Reid, Maria Serafina
Maria Serafina Reid - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 2003 - Maria Serafina Reid, 87, went into the Kingdom she was so deserving of on Oct. 30, 2003. Preceded by her husband, Earl, on Feb. 13, 2002; son, Joe; and one brother. Survived by her daughter, Toni Peritore; son, Sal (Kay) Peritore; her "chili" Elaine Flores; grandchildren, Angelo (Rhonda) Peritore, Maria Boyce, Danelle (Mike) Wahl; and eight great-grandchildren. Survived by her sisters, Josie D'Acquisto and Fannie Pandolfo, both of Tucson, Ariz.; in addition to nieces, nephews and cousins who adored her for her love, tenderness, generosity and kindness. Her family and friends always came before her. She was never too tired nor too sick to help someone, be it family or stranger. Her deepest devotion and love was to her Blessed Mother and Sacred Heart. The family wishes to thank Marlies Burkepile and the other ladies who helped care for our mother as though she was theirs. We will miss her love, wisdom and devotion. Inurnment, noon Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial Mass, 6 p.m. Tuesday evening at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard Becker officiating.

Reid, Myrtle
Myrtle Reid - Blue Valley Times - August 15, 1914 - Temporarily unbalanced, as the result of a nervous breakdown, Miss Myrtle Reid, a beautiful and accomplished young woman, former teacher in Los Angeles public schools, slashed her throat with a razor at the residence of Judge R. A. Crossman at Pueblo.

Reid, William L.
William L. Reid - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2006 - William L. Reid, 92, of Pueblo, passed away at home on Wednesday, April 19, 2006. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Virginia; sister, Julia B. Morgan; his four children, David L. Reid, William A. Reid, Marcia Reid Martin and Scott D. Reid; six grandchildren, Kelli, Chris, Terri, Lisa, Leslie and Alexandra; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter C. Reid and Julia Beatrice Reid Gieck; brother, Frederick Reid; and granddaughter, Rochelle. Bill's nearly 40-year career at CF&I Steel began in the steel mill in 1937. He retired as director of traffic in 1973, having held numerous positions of responsibility in Purchasing, representing CF&I in our nation's capital during the Korean War in aid of the defense effort. Despite many career accomplishments, Bill remained proud of his contributions to the CF&I Blast written in the 1930s and early 1940s while he still worked in the mill. Visitation, Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2006 -, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, 5450 Highway 78 West, Pueblo, with the Rev. Don G. Sperber of SonRise United Methodist Church officiating. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Bill's children wish to thank the Rev. Susan Plymell, Esther Layne, and the church family of SonRise UMC for their kind attentions to Bill and Virginia during Bill's last years. Memorial contributions may be made to SonRise United Methodist Church or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Reiff, Glenn Austin
Glenn Austin Reiff - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2005 - Glenn Austin Reiff, born on Nov. 18, 1923, died of natural causes in Pueblo, Jan. 18, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Amy; children, Glenn Austin II of Steamboat Springs, Martha Jann of Denver. Glenn was a wartime graduate of the United States Naval Academy and was in the Korean War as a Navy pilot. He proudly served his country in both war and peace until his military retirement in 1962. He then was a project manager with NASA for eight years in Washington, D.C., overseeing the Mariner and Pioneer probes to Venus and Mars. He was a native of Newton, Kan., and moved to Pueblo to start the Transportation Test Center northeast of Pueblo in 1970. Glenn is best remembered as the first director of the Transportation Technology Center, formerly known as the High Speed Ground Test Center. He was a Blue and Gold officer and advised many high school students in Southeastern Colorado who were interested in the Naval Academy. In 1978, after 38 years of federal service, he became a professor at the University of Southern Colorado, teaching electronics and computer classes, and serving on the Faculty Senate, curriculum and ad hoc committees. He was involved with many organizations such as the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Commission and the Boy Scouts. He was a registered professional engineer and a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He was a Mason, Rotarian and a member of the Pueblo Planning and Zoning Commission. A military memorial service will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, please make donations to the American Diabetes Association or to a charity of your choice through the funeral home.

Reigenborn, Joseph J.
Joseph J. Reigenborn -Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 2002 - Joseph J. Reigenborn, age 75, born Feb. 10, 1927, in Ovid, Colo., to Phillip and Elizabeth (Sibel) Reigenborn passed away March 24, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ellen Mae, and his children, Carol (Larry) Lauer, Iliff, Colo., Alan (Jean) Reigenborn, Kearney, Neb., Garry Reigenborn, New York City, N.Y., and Clark (Lori) Reigenborn of Pueblo. Grandfather of Lareen (George) Knezevich, Pueblo, Melani (Chris) Nava, Henderson, Tamara (Chris) Roth and Nathan Lauer, both of Iliff, Lyndee (Scott) Belina, Seattle, Wash., Daena Reigenborn, Iowa City, Iowa, Erin (and fiancιe Brad) Reigenborn, San Diego, Calif., and Jamie and J.C. Reigenborn of Pueblo. Great-grandfather of Katie, Aubrie and Jordan Knezevich, Molli and Maximus Nava, Caleb Roth and Bethany Belina. Also survived by siblings, Gottlieb Reigenborn, Sedgwick, Colo., Pete (Opal) Reigenborn, Ontario, Calif., and Phillip Reigenborn, Akron, Ohio. Preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Val, Jake, George, John and Annie Reigenborn, Mary Ruhl, and Katherine Gittlein, and granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Reigenborn. As a young man, Joseph worked on area farms. He graduated in 1945 from Sedgwick High School. After graduation, he worked for the Julesburg Irrigation District serving as superintendent until 1965. In 1966, he was assigned to the State Highway Department in Pueblo and worked in maintenance until his retirement in 1987. He married Ellen M. Dolan on Sept. 6, 1946, in Julesburg and they were married for 55 years. Joseph enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and golf, at which he achieved a hole-in-one. He was a 30-year member of Pueblo Elks No. 90, a member of Eagles Aerie No. 145, Knights of Columbus, bowled in the City Employee League for 30 years and was a member of Christ the King Church where services will be held. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 1 p.m., with Rev. Tom Adrians, celebrant. The family will receive friends after the Mass in the church hall. Services will conclude at the church. Interment, Thursday, at the Sedgwick Cemetery, Sedgwick, Colo., with Msgr. Michael Chamberlain, celebrant. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst. Masses or donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in his memory.

Reiger, Antone
Antone Reiger – Pueblo Chieftain – March 15, 1940 – Died, Antone Reiger, at local hospital. Brother of Charles Reiger, Los Angeles. Announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain – March 18, 1940 – Reiger, Anton, services Monday 2:30 o'clock, chapel Davis mortuary. Note: The records at Mountain View Cemetery in Pueblo read "Rieger".

Reigger, Joe
Joe Reigger - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - September 21, 1923 - Pueblo - Joe Reigger, 60 years old, of 401 South Main street, committed suicide a few days ago by hanging himself from the foot of his bed.

Reilly, Betty Jane
Betty Jane Reilly - Albuquerque Journal – June 22, 2005 - Betty Jane Reilly, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all, died on Sunday, June 19, 2005. She was born on Wednesday, December 25, 1918 in Pueblo, CO and was a resident of Albuquerque, NM since 1944. She is survived by her son, John T. Reilly, Jr. and wife, Dawn; daughters, Katie A. Thompson and Patricia J. Reilly; grandchildren, Sarai, Nissa, Meghan and Danielle; great-grandchildren, Laine and Kaden; her beloved dog, Sasha; and many, many friends. Betty volunteered her time at many organizations for years. Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, where she will be buried next to her mother - Jessie M. Clutter. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to "The Animal Humane Society", 615 Virginia SE, 87108 French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd NE 843-6333

Reilly, Gerald Dominic
Dr. Gerald Dominic Reilly - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2002 - Dr. Gerald Dominic Reilly, 66, of Pueblo, died April 2 in his home and surrounded by his family. He is celebrated as a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather, skilled neurosurgeon and compassionate physician who cared for his patients, their families and the medical staff with whom he worked. Dr. Reilly was born in Detroit, Mich., on Feb. 25, 1936. He earned a bachelor of science from the University of Detroit in 1958 and a Doctor of Medicine from Wayne State University in 1962. He served as a flight surgeon with the United States Navy in Southeast Asia from 1963–1966. He then completed a residency in neurosurgery at Henry Ford Hospital in 1972, including one year as senior neurosurgical registrar at the Royal Infirmary in Sheffield, England, before joining the medical staff at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in 1972. Enticed by the American dream of a better life for his family and by the spirit of the West, Dr. Reilly came to Pueblo from Michigan with his young family and made his life out of healing others. He was a revered mentor and role model through his role as father and husband, his medical practice, his spirituality and devout faith, and his community leadership. His support of civic projects includes the establishment of the Nancy Crafton Farm Worker/Migrant Worker Endowment Fund, donations to the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo and St. Pius X Parish, the Reilly Family Gallery at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center and Harp's gateway fountain. Dr. Reilly was a master of neurosurgery, a pioneer of new technique in patient care and neuroscience and a physician of international renown. Dr. Reilly's accomplishments span more than 30 years of service to Southern Colorado and the remaining USA. His legacy of care in the Pueblo community began with his leadership in opening the neurointensive care unit at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital and in bringing the first CT scanner to Pueblo — both were firsts in the state of Colorado. Dr. Reilly helped create a world-class level of care within the community. Dr. Reilly served as chief of surgery at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital from 1979-1981. He also served in the positions of president, treasurer and board member of the Pueblo County Medical Society and as a board member of the Colorado Medical Society and the Pueblo City-County Health Department. Additionally, Dr. Reilly served on staff at Parkview Episcopal Hospital and at the Colorado Institute of Mental Health. He was an assistant clinical professor at the University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver, and the University of New Mexico. Dr. Reilly was a member of nine medical associations, including the Neurosurgical Society of America's Senior Society. Above all, Dr. Reilly held the ethical treatment of the terminally ill in high regard. It was a personal mission to understand and teach others about pain management at the end of life, and fight against physician-assisted suicide. Dr. Reilly wrote and spoke extensively about the topic across the nation and was appointed to a state legislative focus group to identify and characterize pain as well as explore methods of pain treatment. Dr. Reilly will also be remembered for his selfless philanthropy and spiritual, scientific and world exploration. He was a man of wisdom maintaining humor, practicality and common sense at all times. Dr. Reilly was a bright light who lives on through his contributions to those with the good fortune to have known him. The doctors who cared for him dubbed him the "immortal man," in wonder at the vigor with which he lived during his battle for life. Indeed he is immortal. Dr. Reilly lives on through his family, his friends, his patients and his philanthropic beneficiaries in everything they do. Dr. Reilly is survived by his wife, Rosemary; five children, John (Stephanie), Michael, Kevin, Erin Gibbs (Gordon) and Colleen Perkins (Jack); and two grandchildren, Carlin and Jack. Dr. Reilly will lie in state at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3130 Morris Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 4. Vesper service at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, and Mass of Christian Burial, at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 5. All services will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Burial service will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens after the Mass and a reception in the Reilly Family Gallery at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center will follow. Please send donations to the Southern Colorado Community Foundation-Nancy Crafton Farm Worker/Migrant Worker Endowment Fund or to the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo Foundation-Gerald D. Reilly Memorial Fund. Nancy Crafton Farm Worker/Migrant Worker Endowment Fund, DD Marketing, 415 N. Grand, Pueblo, CO 81003; Catholic Diocese of Pueblo Foundation-Gerald D. Reilly Memorial Fund, 1001 N. Grand Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003.

Reilly, James M.
James M. Reilly - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 1987 - James M. Reilly, 9, of Colorado Springs, April 10, 1987. Son of Jim and Kindra Reilly. Brother of Patrick, Sharis, and Tiffany Reilly. Also survived by several relatives in Pueblo. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday, Holy Apostles Catholic Church, Colorado Springs. Rosary service, 2:30 p.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, Pueblo. Interment, Roselawn.

Reilly, James T.
James T. Reilly - Blue Valley Times - May 23, 1914 - Brakeman Fatally Hurt in Accident - Pueblo - James T. Reilly, a Santa Fe switchman, residing with his wife and two children at 801 West Twelfth Street, was injured, probably fatally, when a box car upon which he was setting the brakes was struck by a switch engine. Reilly was thrown to the ground, his left hip striking the rail. The bone was shattered and he sustained internal injuries, the shock of which he probably cannot survive.

Reinert, Andrew C.
Andrew C. "Andy" Reinert - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1986 - Andrew C. "Andy" Reinert, 85, of Eads and longtime Southeastern Colorado resident, passed away Nov. 20, 1986, at the La Junta Medical Center. Service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Eads United Methodist Church. Concluding service will be held 2 p.m. at Holly Cemetery. Visitation, 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to either Eads, Holly, or Towner Methodist Church.

Reinert, Fern M.
Fern M. Reinert - Pueblo Chieftain - April 02, 2000 - Fern M. Reinert. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, April 3, 2000, United Methodist Church, Eads. Burial, 2:30 p.m. Monday, Holly Cemetery, Holly, Colo. Memorial contributions may be made to Weisbrod Nursing Home Auxiliary.

Reinert, James A.
James A. Reinert - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2003 - James A. Reinert, 64, passed away Dec. 9, 2003. Born Oct. 14, 1939 in Longmont, Colo., to Robert and Clara Jane Reinert. Preceded in death by his parents; and two younger brothers, Charlie and Kenny Reinert. Survived by his children, Charles (Catherine), Garden City, Kan., Edwin (Janette), Pueblo, Cheryl (Dan) Nelson, Wichita, Kan., Lisa (Tom) Dace, Pueblo; grandchildren, Amanda, Evan and Jayne Reinert, Hunter Reinert, Kelsey and Courtney Nelson, Kirston and Daniel Dace; sisters, Katherine "Nan" (Ken) Tindall, Sara (Pete) Quinby; brother, John Reinert; former spouse and friend, Rietta Spinuzzi and her family; first spouse and mother of his children, Theresa Reinert-Zupancic; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. James loved nature and was an active participant in various outdoor activities. He was extremely intelligent with a passion for history and firearms. The family wishes to express a special thank you to everyone who helped enrich his life. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 22, 2003, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Cremation has taken place. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers.

Reinhardt, Audrey M.
Audrey M. Reinhardt - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 19, 1995 - Audrey M. Reinhardt, 86, a former Colorado Springs resident, died Sept. 17, 1995, in Pueblo. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pueblo, with the Rev. Wayne Klopp officiating. A graveside service will be Thursday in La Junta. Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home, 401 Raton Ave., La Junta, is handling arrangements. Mrs. Reinhardt was born Aug. 14, 1909, in Texhoma, Okla., to Francis and Clara (Norris) Armstrong. She was married Nov. 11, 1930, in Las Animas to Walter Reinhardt, who survives. She also is survived by a daughter, Katherine of San Diego; two sisters, Ila Johnson of Durango and Ivah Waggoner of Mancos; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Her brother, A. N. "Bud" Armstrong, is deceased.

Reinig, Lenore
Lenore Reinig – Pueblo Chieftain – July 14, 1907 – Funeral services over the body of Lenore Reinig will be held at 3 p.m. today from the family residence, 25 block K. Interment in Mountain View.

Reinig, W. F.
W. F. Reinig - Plateau Collbran Voice - January 25, 1924 - Pueblo – Believed to have been the victim of a heart attack, W. F. Reinig, city salesman and manager for the Pueblo Wholesale Drug Company, was found dead in his automobile about two blocks from his home.

Reininger, Lorraine A.
Lorraine A. Reininger - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 1986 - Lorraine A. Reininger, Aug. 22, 1986. Wife of William J. Reininger. Mother of Richard S. (Brenda) Reininger, Phoenix, Ariz. Daughter of Frank and Rose Pietramala Nigro, Pueblo. Sister of Mike O. (Jean) Nigro, Stella Allen, Virginia (Silverio) Colalancia, Eva (Leonard) Alfonso, and Joann (Albert) Collette, all of Pueblo. Daughter-in-law of Alma Martin, Wetmore. Sister-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bugg, Pueblo. Niece of Mary Colistro, Pueblo. Survived by 14 nieces, 10 nephews, 12 great-nieces, and three great-nephews. Also survived by many relatives in the United States, Canada, and Italy. Mrs. Reininger served as Pueblo County Treasurer from 1975 to 1985. She was active in Pueblo Democratic Executive Committee, Jane Jeffersons, QUOTA, Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, and Goodwill Board of Directors. International Foundations of Employee Benefits Plans, International Foundation of Public Employees, Pueblo County Retirement Board, State Treasurers Association, and was a member of the Holy Family Parish/Services, Holy Family Church: rosary recitation, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received immediately following services at the Imperial Reception Hall. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare and Protection Society, P.O. Box 11002, Pueblo, Colo. 81001.

Reininger, William R.
William R. Reininger - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2000 - William R. Reininger passed away March 17, 2000, in Pueblo. He was 54. Bill had lived in Pueblo since 1985 and was affectionately known as "Julio." He is survived by his father, Charles Reininger, of Pueblo; brother, Charles (Martha) Reininger III, of Pennsylvania; sister, Barbara Reininger, of Delaware; as well as several nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2000, in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Reinke, Gavin B.
Gavin B. Reinke - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2006 - Gavin B. Reinke, son of Scott and Karen Reinke, was born December 24, 1973 in Turnersville, N.J. As a young boy, Gavin and his family moved to Pueblo, Colo. where he grew up and graduated from Central High School in 1993. After graduation, Gavin attended Pueblo Community College. Gavin enlisted in the United States Army in February of 1996. He earned the rank of Staff Sergeant and was proud to be a soldier. His different tours of duty included 2 tours at Camp Howze in Korea, Fort Jackson, S.C., Fort Campbell, Ky., Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. and 2 tours in Iraq. For his faithful service to his country, Gavin earned several awards and commendations: 2 Bronze Star Medals, Purple Heart, 4 Army Commendation Medals, 6 Army Achievement Medals, 3 Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, 2 Iraq Campaign Medals, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, 3 Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon, 2 Overseas Service Ribbons, Air Assault Badge, and the Combat Action Badge. On July 8, 2000, Gavin was united in marriage to Carole in Nashville, Tenn. They shared over 5 years of marriage together and were blessed with a beautiful daughter, Kayleigh. In his spare time, Gavin liked being outdoors, whether it was hunting, fishing or camping. He enjoyed watching and attending football games, cheering on his favorite team, the Denver Broncos. Most importantly, he treasured the times that he spent with his family, especially his daughter Kayleigh. SSG Reinke passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2006 while serving his country in Baghdad, Iraq at the age of 32 years, 4 months and 10 days. SSG Reinke will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by his wife, Carole and their daughter, Kayleigh both of the home; his parents, Scott and Karen Reinke and one brother, Darin Reinke all of Pueblo, Colo.; maternal grandmother, Ruth Nelson of Washingtonville, N.Y.; paternal grandfather, Paul Reinke of Medford, N.J. along with several other relatives and friends. SSG Reinke was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Robert Nelson, paternal grandmother, Georgina Reinke and paternal uncle, Stephen Reinke. Funeral services with military honors were held Monday, May 15, 2006 in the Soldier Memorial Chapel of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. with Chaplain (MAJ) Nana Bassaw officiating. Organist Joung Ok Lee accompanied Soloist Merlina Price as she sang "On Eagle's Wings". The congregation was led in singing "Amazing Grace" and "My Country Tis of Thee". 1SG (Ret) Larry McGaughy recalled several wonderful memories of SSG Reinke and friend of the family Gretchen Barnes read a letter from her husband SSG Dan Barnes to the family in memory of SSG Reinke. BG Todd T. Semonite presented the family with four awards, including the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Serving as escorts were 1SG Brad Schneier, 1SG Darrell Dixon, SGT Kirk Roberts, SGT Kyle Matus, SGT Brian Saunders and SGT Toby Atkins. Serving as honorary escorts were SSG Dan Barnes, SSG Thomas Gatschet, 1SG (Ret) Larry McGaughy, Colin Stringer, Jason Todisco and Spencer Robb. Military honors were provided by the United States Army of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Burial with military honors was held in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Military honors were provided by the United States Army of Fort Myer, Va. Services were under the direction of Memorial Chapel of Waynesville/St. Robert, Waynesville, Mo. Memorial contributions may be made for Kayleigh Reinke to the Gavin B. Reinke Memorial Fund, c/o Security Bank, ATTN: Bob Hyatt, P.O. Box S, Waynesville, MO 65583 or the Regions Bank, ATTN: Dosewell Brown, 401 Union St., Nashville, TN 37219.

Reinsch, Ronald B.
Ronald B. Reinsch - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 2001 - Ronald B. Reinsch, age 62, born July 24, 1938, passed away March 6, 2001. He is survived by his daughter, Sandy Reinsch; son, Randall Reinsch; and partner in life, Mary Ann Thompson; as well as the mother of his children, Janice Reinsch; two brothers; two sisters; and other loving family members. Ron was an Allstate agent for over 30 years, a member of Life Underwriters, Toastmasters, the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce and Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE). He was a terrific neighbor, a caring landlord and a wonderful friend and father. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2001, George McCarthy Historic Chapel.

Reis, Leonard R.
Leonard R. Reis - Pueblo Chieftain - April 05, 2001 - Leonard R. Reis of Westcliffe, Colo., died in Pueblo, Colo., on March 31, 2001. He was born Dec. 15, 1921, in Rosita, Colo., to John Reis and Hattie (Abbott) Reis. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jean (McGinnis) Reis; children, Judi (Jerry) Shaw, John (Linda) Reis, Pat (Jim) Zachary, Marilyn Bouchard and Leona Sczenski; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Cremation, Wilson Crematory, with memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, Community United Methodist Church, Westcliffe. Contributions may be made to the WWII Memorial, P.O. Box 96766, Washington, D.C. 20098-6766.

Reish, John M.
John M. Reish - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2001 - John M. Reish, 82, of Granada. Passed away Sept. 12, 2001. Services, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Peacock Family Chapel. Interment, Granada Cemetery. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Peacock Funeral Home.

Reisle, William F.
William F. Reisle – Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – October 23, 1916 – Hunter's Companion Killed – Gun Accidentally Fired – Pueblo, Oct. 22. – William F. Reisle of this city is dead this morning because his companion, W. N. Shontz, also of Pueblo, tripped over a stone yesterday while they were on a hunting trip. The men were walking together when Shontz raised his gun to fire at some object on the road, he said. Shontz tripped and fell, discharging the gun. The charge struck Reisle in the temple and he died late yesterday without regaining consciousness.

Reiss, Reinhold
Reinhold "Reine" Reiss - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 13, 1997 - Reinhold "Reine" Reiss, 78, a retired farmer who had worked in civil service at the Air Force Academy for 29 years, died April 10, 1997, in Colorado Springs. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Swan-Law Cascade Chapel. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. Mr. Reiss was born Nov. 21, 1918, in Crete, Neb., to Edwin and Anna (Henning) Reiss, who are deceased. He was married Nov. 20, 1976, in Colorado Springs to Geraldine A. Potthoff, who lives in Colorado Springs. He also is survived by two sons, DelRoy E. and Wayne E., both of Colorado Springs; a stepson, Gary Valko of Parker; two stepdaughters, Beverly Dutcher of Scotia, Neb., and Doris Ortega of Pueblo; two brothers, Edwin of Crete and Ben of Albuquerque, N.M.; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Veryl Houdersheldt; his second wife, Evelyn (Smiley) Webb; two brothers, Louis and Henry; and a sister, Emma. Mr. Reiss was a life member of Elks Lodge 309. He had lived in Colorado Springs since 1958. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd., Suite B100, Colorado Springs 80909.

Reitemeier, Timothy George
Timothy George Reitemeier - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 1999 - Timothy George Reitemeier, passed away Sept. 20, 1999, in Spokane, Wash. Born in Pueblo, Mr. Reitemeier was a graduate of Centennial High School, class of 1948 and attended Pueblo Junior College. He held manager positions with Chambers of Commerce in Colorado, Wyoming, New York, and served as manager of the Spokane Chamber of Commerce for 23 years, retiring in 1993. Preceded in death by his first wife, JoAnn (Perkins) Reitemeier. Survived by his wife, Joy Reitemeier, of the family home; two children, Michael and Ann; two stepchildren, Annette and Steve; and six grandchildren, all of Spokane. Also survived by two sisters, Regina (Charles) Rush of Colorado Springs, and Marjorie (Robert) Chandler, Pueblo; brother, Richard (Patricia) Reitemeier, Rochester, Minn.; brothers-in-law, William (Kay) Perkins, and David (Eva) Perkins, all of Pueblo; and four grandchildren. Services, Spokane, Wash.

Reiter, Doris L.
Doris L. Reiter - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2005 - Doris L. Reiter, 82, passed away March 20, 2005. She is survived by her loving sons, Michael (MarDel) and Gary (Arlene) Reiter; sisters, Bette Sturdevant, Jean Leo and Jan (Tom) Alston; son-in-law, Alan James; brother-in-law, Charles Reiter; grandchildren, Jan Ringeisen, Shelly Theis, Beth Hedburg, Pam Hall, Shawn Reiter, and Andy James. She also leaves 15 great-grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces, including Cindy Prater, Sandra Lesher and Donna Burns. Doris was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Frank Reiter; daughter, Saralee James; and brothers, Sam and David Goins. Doris Reiter was born in Devine, Colo., and lived in Pueblo County all of her life. She graduated from Boone High School in 1941. Doris worked in the family business at Boone, at the Pueblo Army Ordnance Depot as a rural carrier for the post office, and retired from the Pueblo County Department of Social Services as business office manager. She was a member of Central Christian Church and the Eagles Aerie No. 145. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Christian Church, CWF-4 in her memory.

Reiter, Frances E.
Frances E. Reiter - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2001 - Frances E. Reiter, 76, passed away Dec. 10, 2001. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence Patti, and brother, Curley Kreider and his wife Ella Mae. She is survived by her husband, Charles W. Reiter, of more than nine years; son, Ray (Penny) Patti; daughter, Linda (Ronnie) Speedy; stepson, David (Carol) Reiter; stepdaughter, Charl Ann (Jesse) Lackey; sister, Ila (Hans) Jensen; brothers, Billy (Winnie) Kreider and Warren (Mary-Margaret) Kreider; sister, Della (Tom) Bell; and grandchildren, Andrea Speedy and Savannah Rae Patti. She was a loving mother and wife, dedicated to her family and church, Park Hill Baptist. She was also instrumental in raising funds for the building fund at Park Hill. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, with a church service to follow at Temple Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow at City Park Golf Course. In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made to Park Hill Baptist building fund in her memory through the funeral home office.

Reiter, Frank L.
Frank L. Reiter - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 2004 - Frank L. Reiter, 84, passed away Nov. 21, 2004. He is survived by his loving wife, Doris; his sons, Michael (Mardel) and Gary (Arlene); his brother, Charles; his son-in-law, Alan James; his grandchildren, Jan (James) Ringeisen, Shelley (Reiter) Theis, Beth (James) Hedberg, Pam (Reiter) Hall, Shawn Reiter and Andy James; and his best friend, John Matern. He also leaves 15 great-grandchildren and numerous other family members. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Saralee James. Frank Reiter was born in Clive, Alberta, Canada, but lived in Pueblo County for the past 80 years. He graduated from Boone High School in 1941. He was a mechanic and machinist by trade his entire life. He worked as a machinist at Motor Accessory, a flight line maintenance supervisor at the Pueblo Army Air Base during World War II, a machinist and mechanic at the Pueblo Army Ordinance Depot, a part owner of the Trail Garage, a family-owned business at Boone, Colo., mechanic at W.A. Wills and Wilcoxson Buick and Cadillac, and finally retired as assistant foreman from the Colorado State Highway Pueblo Division Maintenance Shop. He was a member of the Central Christian Church and Eagles Aerie No. 145. Viewing will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends are asked to make donations in his memory to Aid to the Blind in lieu of flowers.

Reitz, Alta H.
Alta H. Reitz - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2006 - Alta H. Reitz, 88, passed away Jan. 11, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar J. Reitz; parents, Alvin and Mabel Hammer; brothers, Wilbur and LaVerne Hammer; and sisters, Viola Schultz and Evelyn Schaber. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Reitz, Pueblo; and her brother, Loren Hammer of Cuba City, Wis.; as well as by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Alta was a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church, where she served on the church council and was the treasurer for 22 years. She also served on the supervisory committee of NEPCO Federal Credit Union for 12 years. Alta worked for 42 years as a personnel staffing specialist for the government civil service. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, both at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, King of Kings Lutheran Church. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alta's memory may be made to either the King of Kings Church Memorial Fund or the Pueblo Animal League in care of the funeral home office.

Relaford, Earl
Earl Relaford - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 1986 - Earl Relaford, 74, passed away on Aug. 23, 1986. Mr. Relaford is survived by his wife, Mary L. Relaford; Earl's children, John Earl of Canon City, Raymond Eugene of Ordway, Donald Dean, Carl Edward, both of Pueblo; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He also is survived by two brothers, Norman Relaford of Salem, Ore., Alan Relaford of Northglenn, Calif.; three sisters, Wilma Kennedy of Los Altos, Calif., Lillian Kridler of Union City, Calif., and Bernice Carter of Chipley, Fla. Mr. Relaford was born on Sept. 18, 1912, in Sedalia, Mo., and resided in Pueblo for the past 60 years. He worked at CF&I as a millwright until retirement in 1974. Service at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 1986, at Imperial Chapel. Cremation. Family will receive friends at 906 E. Seventh following service.

Relaford, Hilda I.
Hilda I. Relaford - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 3, 2007 - Hilda I. Relaford, age 87, a long time resident of Colorado Springs, passed away on May 31, 2007, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Hilda was born December 10, 1919 at Center, Colorado, a daughter of the late, David Ross and Lillie Josephine Anderson Martin. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. Hilda's favorite hobbies were sewing and beadwork. She also loved to travel. Hilda was also preceded in death by her husband, William Arley Relaford, two children, Richard Eugene and Lillie Belle, a brother, Harold and a sister, Mary. She is survived by twelve children, Donald Relaford of Fairfield Bay, Arkansas, Edna May (John) Skaggs of Floral City, Florida, Marion (Fred) Garner of Pueblo West, Colorado, Alice (Jim) LaBonte of Stockton, California, Norman L. Relaford of Colorado Springs, Arley Thomas Relaford of Livingston, Montana, Marvin (Barbara) Relaford, Stanley R. Relaford, William R. Relaford, Sharon (Michael) Sintas, Harold Karl (Jeanette) Relaford all of Colorado Springs, Hilda Carol Zoll of Brooksfield, Florida. Mrs. Relaford is also survived by a brother, Floyd Martin, four sisters, Gladys, Josephine, Leona, and Louise, thirty-one grand children, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at Blunt Mortuary 2229 West Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday June 6, 2007 at Blunt Mortuary Chapel. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Memorial donations may be made to the Community Outreach Program for the Deaf 268 W Adams St. Tucson, Arizona 85705 or to the American Cancer Society 1599 Clifton Road NE Atlanta, Georgia 30329.

Relaford, Raymond E.
Raymond E. "Ray" Relaford - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2006 - Raymond E. "Ray" Relaford, 90, passed away June 1, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mose and Minnie Relaford; his brother, Bill Relaford; and his sister, Dorothy Leffler. Ray is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jewell Relaford; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Ray retired from the CF&I in 1980. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He loved to help other people and his church, but above all his family. The casket will only be opened at the service. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2006, T. G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Relec, Nora Belle
Nora Belle Relec - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 1986 - Nora Belle Relec was born May 9, 1919, in Pueblo and died Dec. 21, 1986, in Pueblo. Wife of Charles A. Relec of the family home. Mother of Donna (Charles) Samson. Sister of David C. (Vickie) Jackson. Also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Predeceased by daughter, Carol Ann Russell, in 1984. Services at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Fineran officiating. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery. In her name, contributions may be made to Faith Methodist Church, 121 W. Adams Ave., Pueblo. The family will receive friends at 4047 Valley Dr. Respects may be paid at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and until services Tuesday.

Releford, Lucille Eileen
Lucille Eileen Bruner Releford - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2001 - Lucille Eileen Bruner Releford, 80, passed away May 24, 2001, in Pueblo. Born Jan. 24, 1921, in Pueblo, to Thomas Bruner and Evelyn Hickey Bruner. She graduated from Centennial High School in 1938. Lucille married Donald D. Releford of Pueblo in 1941. She developed a flourishing wholesale and retail floral enterprise working for over 40 years beside her husband. As manager and designer, she was the business and creative force behind Releford's Flowers. Lucille was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, Eastern Star and the Al-Kaly Shrine past-Potentates wives. Preceded in death by her mother; father; sister, Dorothy Bruner; husband; and son, Harry Thomas. Lucille leaves a legacy of four children and 11 grandchildren. She will always be remembered for her selfless and unending devotion to her family and friends. Survived by her children and families, Dr. Richard Releford (Elda Lee) of Snohomish, Wash., Tom Releford (Susan) of East Hanover, N.J., Kathy Pryor (Richard) of Aurora, and Donald L. Releford (Jackie) of Pueblo. Viewing, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, May 29, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court, Pueblo, with Pastor Jean Schwien and Pastor Mark Crates of King of Kings Lutheran Church officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends after the interment at the Reception Hall of the First United Methodist Church.

Relic, Alberta Noga
Alberta Noga Relic - Huerfano World - June 22, 2000 - Alberta Noga Relic, Austin, TX, formerly of Walsenburg and Lakewood, died Monday, June 12, 2000. Born to the late Albert and Antonette Noga, she is survived by her children, John P. Relic, Christine Wilson, Toni Relic, Nicki Erdle, Kathleen Newman and Mike Relic; 16 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, brothers and sisters, Donald Noga, Larry Noga, Frank Noga, all of Walsenburg, Geraldine Boyd, Amarillo, TX, Margaret Mowrer, Longmont, Beverly Baudino and Dianne Donna Noga, both of Aguilar arid Deborah Raymer, Goodland, KS. Mass of Christian Burial was from St. Michaels Catholic Church in Canon City. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City.

Relic, John Jr.
John Relic Jr. - Denver Post - August 13, 1992 - John Relic Jr., Retired executive, 68 - John Relic Jr. of Lakewood, a retired Ideal Cement Co. vice president, died July 20 at home. He was 68. Mass of Christian burial was July 23 at St. Michael Church in Canon City. Interment was in Lakeside Cemetery there. He was born Oct. 23, 1923, in Pueblo and graduated from Canon City High School in 1942. He served with the Navy during World War II, and then graduated from Colorado State University. On June 30, 1951, he married Alberta Noga in Walsenburg. Relic was a member of the Western Slavonic Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1771 and Lakewood Elks Lodge No. 1777. He is survived by his wife; two sons, John, Valencia, Calif., and Michael, Lakewood; four daughters, Christine Wilson, Omaha, Toni Relic and Kathleen Newman, both of Lakewood, and Nicki Erdle, Castle Rock; his mother, Mary Relic, Canon City; two sisters, Alice Jurjovec and Alma Mandarich; and 11 grandchildren. Contributions to benefit friends and family in Croatia may be made to the John Relic Memorial Fund, c/o First Bank of Lakewood, 1940 S. Kipling Parkway, Lakewood 80227.

Reliford, Eugene
Eugene Reliford - Pueblo Chieftain - October 08, 2003 - Eugene Reliford , born Feb. 11, 1929 in Bossier, La., passed away Oct. 1, 2003 in Pueblo, Colo. Eugene is survived by his brother Huey P. Reliford (Peggy), four children Prentice (Ghie), Mandell (Virginia), Elton (Grace), and Tammie (Steve); eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren among many other loved ones. He was preceded in death by his mother Willie Lee and father Mack Reliford. He worked as a laborer, hod carrier, and plasterer for several construction companies, his longest tenure being with McKee Construction. He was blown three (3) stories from a scaffold while working on the construction of St. Mary Corwin hospital in Pueblo in 1963, ending over two decades in construction. After the injury, he completed vocation rehabilitation as a transmission and automobile repair specialist, working for a few repair shops in the Pueblo area. In 1966, he opened Gene's Auto and Transmission Repair at 1027 Beech Street, where he worked until retirement in 2000. Hunting raccoon with his kennel of blue tick hounds was a great joy. His strong work ethic and straight forward communication remain treasured examples. Memorial Service to be held 10 a.m. Saturday Oct. 11, 2003 at Imperial Gardens. Eugene Reliford - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2003 - Eugene Reliford, born February 11, 1929. Is also survived by his Daughter Jeannie Reliford (Tino) and two Granddaughters Valshima and Vanika White.

Relph, Archie M.
Archie M. Relph - Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 2002 - Archie M. Relph, 79, passed away Aug. 4, 2002. Survived by his loving wife, Mona Relph; children, John and Lois Delihanty of Portland, Ore., Bill and Florence Relph of Pueblo; stepchildren, Carl and Virginia Johnson of Pueblo, Danny Hardrick of Las Vegas and Judy Hardrick of Pueblo; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Archie retired from the C&W with 40 years of service. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Imperial Funeral Home. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors at his request.

Relph, Shirley Mae
Shirley Mae Relph - Pueblo Newspaper - August 1965 - Shirley Mae Relph, Aug. 10 1965. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archie M. Relph and sister of Miss Lois N. and Bill J. Relph, all of the family home, 1419 Baxter. Granddaughter of Mrs. Helen Highland, Springfield, Ore. Pueblo native. Arrangements later.

Remling, Robert Lee
Robert Lee Remling - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2000 - Robert Lee Remling, 78, of Las Animas, died Feb. 18, 2000. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at the Horber Funeral Chapel, Las Animas. Burial with full military honors at the Veterans National Cemetery, Fort Lyon. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Remple, Martha Anne
Martha Anne Remple - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2000 - Martha Anne Remple, 50, of Colorado Springs, died on Oct. 23, 2000. She is survived by two brothers, Chris (Katy) and Nick (Vianney); three sisters, Joan (Jordan) Bishop, Suzy (Charles) Bradley and Meg Remple; nieces, Annie Bishop and Nicole Remple; nephews, Dan (Radhika) Bradley, Francis Bradley and John Edmund Bishop; and great-niece, Menaka Bradley. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sterner and Lois Remple. Martha was born on Sept. 21, 1950, in Pueblo. She graduated from Central High. She worked as a secretary and as a paralegal in Colorado Springs. Martha had a deep concern for human rights in Latin America and was active in El Frente Unido and Puebloans for Justice and Peace. She loved opera, gardening, her pets and reading. We will miss her warmth, generosity, and her wonderful sense of humor. A celebration of her life will be held at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 E. Broadway, Pueblo, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at 4 p.m. Donations in her name can be made to Pastors for Peace, 402 W. 145th Street, New York, NY 10031.

Remple, Sterner
Sterner Remple - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 1999 - Sterner Remple, native and lifelong resident of Pueblo. Born on Oct. 5, 1910, died April 16, 1999. Preceded in death by his wife, Lois Remple- and his brother, Thomas K. Remple. Survived by his sister, Mary Lou Carlson- and his brother, John Remple. Also survived by six children, Joan (Jordan) Bishop, Susanna (Charles) Bradley, Chris (Katy) Remple, Martha Remple, Nick (Vianney) Remple and Margaret Remple- grandchildren, John and Annie Bishop, Daniel and Francis (Cisco) Bradley, and Nicole and David Remple. Mr. Remple was retired from Santa Fe Railroad. His many interests include: producer, actor and director in the "Impossible Players," past president of the Arkansas Valley Audubon Society and local ACLU chapter, and founder of FACSAB. He was an artist, poet, author, puppeteer, gardener, cyclist, and wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. Memorials may be made in his name to, Arkansas Valley Audubon, P.O. Box 11187, Pueblo, Colo., 81001. A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 18, 1999, at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel.

Rendon, Charles D.
Charles D. "Chuck" Rendon - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2000 - Charles D. "Chuck" Rendon, 63, died April 24, 2000, in Colorado Springs. A local businessman and poet at heart, Chuck retired from teaching in 1992 after 30 years with Pueblo School District 60. He served in the U.S. Air Force and Marines and was honorably discharged in 1958. Chuck was born Nov. 11, 1936, in Pueblo to Maria Luisa and Alphonso "Albert" Rendon, both deceased. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Amanda C. Rendon; daughters, Jodene T. Rendon and Vicki M. Powers; son, Dr. Nicholas G. Rendon; grandchildren, Krystn and Evan Powers, and Rachel and Spencer Rendon; sister, Isabel "Maybell" Cansino; numerous brothers- and sisters-in-law; and many cherished nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brother, Flore Rendon. Rosary, 7 p.m. today and memorial service, 7 p.m. Thursday. Both at St. Joseph Catholic Church Southgate, 1830 S. Corona Ave., Colorado Springs. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charles D. Rendon Memorial Fund at Cheyenne Mountain Bank, 1580 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906, 719-579-9150.

Rendon, Larry John
Larry John Rendon - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2006 - Larry John Rendon, 84, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 22, 2006. Preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Sadie Rendon. Survived by his loving wife, Ruth Rendon; children, Mary Ellen (Emmett) Towner, Tomas (Lola) Ornelas, Tino (Joy) Ornelas, Juanita (Keith) Novak, Larry (Brenda) Rendon and David Rendon; sister, Ruby; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after service.

Rendon, Ricardo
Ricardo "Ricky" Rendon - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 1987 - Ricardo "Ricky" Rendon, 1924 Vinewood, departed this life Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1987. A lifetime Pueblo resident, he was born July 15, 1952. Survived by his wife, Angela Casarez-Rendon; children, Rachel Rendon, Ricardo "Rico" Rendon Jr., all of the family home; parents, Chuck (Josie) Rendon, Dee Herrera, all of Pueblo; three brothers, Joe (Anna) Rendon, Ginger (Antonette) Rendon, Anthony Rendon; one sister, Deana (Manuel) Lopez, all of Pueblo; father and mother-in-law, Ruben and Mary Inez Casarez; two sisters-in-law, Delia (Raymond) Duran, Rita (George) Rocha; one brother-in-law, Ruben Casarez Jr., all of Pueblo; grandparents, Ben and Casey Martinez and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday, both services St. Francis Xavier Church. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at 1414 Spruce and 2331 Poplar.

Reneau, Leonie Marie
Leonie Marie Reneau - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 2000 - Leonie Marie Reneau, 72, Pueblo resident for the last eight years, departed this life Aug. 25, 2000, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born Feb. 19, 1928, in the country of Belize. She was a homemaker who loved to care for children and attending to her garden. Survived by her siblings, Chester Reneau, Colon, Panama, Robert Reneau, Chicago, Ill., Donald Reneau, New York City, N.Y., Goerge Reneau, Los Angeles, Calif., Nona Brown and Gladys Reneau, both of Chicago, and Katherine Reneau, Miami, Fla. Survived also by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, noon until 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, Faith United Methodist Church, Chicago, Rev. Patrick Brown officiating. Interment, Burr Oakes Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.

Renforth, John Marshall
John Marshall Renforth - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 1999 - John Marshall Renforth, born Jan. 8, 1910, north of Fortville, Ind., to Ed and Susan V. Cook Renforth, died Jan. 4, 1998, Pueblo. Active many years in Fort Wayne civic and outdoor theaters, Old Adobe Theater in Albuquerque and Melodrama Theater at the Strater Hotel in Durango. He will be remembered as a good, honest, kind gentleman who loved music, theater, good books, gardening and his family. Survived by wife of 61 years, Margaret Renforth- children, Susan (Michael Flanigan) Ducat, Michael Renforth- and stepdaughter, Ellen (Peter) King- six grandchildren- and 11 great-grandchildren. Cremation, Imperial Gardens. No services. Family may be reached at 612 Cleveland, Pueblo, Colo., 81004. Donations in John's name may be made to the Pueblo Library District.

Renforth, Margaret
Margaret Renforth - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2004 - Margaret Renforth, 98, born Nov. 7, 1905 in Auburn, Ind., Predeceased by her husband John Renforth. Three children Ellen (Peter) King of Boston, Mass, Susan (Michael Flanigan) Ducat, Michael Renforth of Pueblo. Six grandchildren and eleven Great Grandchildren. Margaret loved her cooking, garden, and flowers. She and her husband had a gift shop in Durango, Colo. which they furnished with gifts from around the world. She was a member of The Christian Science Church. She died Sept. 22 at the Life Care Center to whom we are grateful for their loving care. No services at her request.

Renfrow, Bamos Jr.
Bamos "Bud" Renfrow, Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2005 - Bamos "Bud" Renfrow, Jr., 78, passed away Dec. 16, 2005, at home in Pueblo. Bud was born Sept. 10, 1927, in Canon City to Bamos and Ruby Taylor Renfrow, then came to Pueblo at the age of 5. He owned and operated Bud's Garage for most of his adult life, before retiring in 1989. Bud loved working on and talking about cars, boats and motorcycles, and enjoyed a motorcycle trip down to Baja, Calif., with two friends in 1972. He was a member of Railroading Sams, Good Sams R.V. Club and Wesley United Methodist Church. Bud was preceded in death by his son, David Blane Renfrow; his parents; sister, Waunetta Phillips; and brother, Kenneth Edward Renfrow. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ledema Renfrow; children, Teri Lyn (Ted) Hoyer, Debra Kay Cosby, and Steven Mark Renfrow; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Wanda (John) Potter; sister-in-law, Jean Renfrow; and many close friends. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford Ave. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Bud's family wishes to thank the staff at Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their care and support in the preceding months. Donations in memory of Bud may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Wesley United Methodist Church directly or through the funeral home.

Reniker, Marie E.
Marie E. Reniker - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1999 - Marie E. Reniker, age 88, born May 1, 1911, in Pueblo, passed away Nov. 12, 1999. Survived by her children, William (Sheila) Dale, Katherine (Gary) Buehler and Lorine (Gerald) Denton. Also survived by sisters, Alma Mulholland and Lorine Ballas, eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her husband, Everett H. Dale, two brothers and three sisters. Visitation, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside service, Monday, 10 a.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Renkel, David H.
David H. Renkel - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 1998 - David H. Renkel was claimed by illness in St. Paul, Minn., on Oct. 10, 1998. David was born April 27, 1943, in Parkview Hospital. David served in the U.S. Army's Lions of Cantigny division and was in the Honor Guard during President Kennedy's historic Berlin visit. Recently David worked as a journeyman bookbinder at Banta Publishing in St. Paul. David is survived by a daughter, Krista Renkel of St. Paul- brother, William P. Renkel of Denver- and Pueblo relatives, Eleanore, Marlene and Larry Young and Kay Rankin. Family will hold a private ceremony.

Renkemeyer, Robert
Robert Renkemeyer - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 9, 1989 - Pueblo Explosion Kills Man at Airport Industrial Park/ Pressure Kettle's Lid Blasts Through Roof - Pueblo - An equipment consultant was killed Wednesday evening when a "giant pressure cooker" being tested at a Kaiser plant exploded, projecting its lid through the roof, authorities said. Three other workers in the Kaiser Space Products building escaped unhurt, authorities said. The explosion occurred at 6:30 p.m. in the structure at the Airport Industrial Park. The victim was identified as Robert Renkemeyer, 66, of Pensacola, Fla., said Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer. Renkemeyer was standing near a hydroclave, which is a steam-driven pressure kettle used for curing aerospace parts, when it exploded and "the lid blew off," said Kaiser President Bill Sidney. Pueblo Fire Department spokesman Charlie Stimmel said the 14,000-pound lid blasted through the roof and landed in a parking lot 50 or 60 feet away. The west and south walls of the building also were blown out. "It's impossible to know how the pressure vessel blew up," Sidney told a group of Kaiser workers who swarmed around his car. Stimmel said, "The pressure vessel had 1,000 pounds per square inch of pressure and was being fed 310-degree steam when it blew. Right now we're thinking it was some type of pressure buildup." He emphasized that the accident was not caused by a natural gas explosion. Earlier, Pueblo police Sgt. Robert Williams had reported that the object launched through the roof was a rocket nose cone. Sidney said Renkemeyer was a representative of the company that built the hydroclave. "It was the first time we ran it (the hydroclave) at full pressure," he said. Pueblo County sheriff's deputy Richard Bregar, one of the first to arrive at the scene, said, "What an eerie feeling . . .it just shook your whole body. I heard the explosion and saw the south walls of the building fall down." The Kaiser plant was built at a cost of approximately $5 million. Investigators said about half the plant was damaged. In addition to the manufacturing area, some of the administrative offices were damaged. Colorado Springs Gazette - February 10, 1989 - Officials Search for Clues to Fatal Explosion in Pueblo - An investigator from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration joined Pueblo fire officials Thursday to search for clues in an explosion that killed a man at a Pueblo aerospace plant Wednesday. Robert Renkemeyer, 66, of Pensacola, Fla., died when a hydroclave - described as a huge pressure cooker - exploded while being tested at Kaiser Space Products. Pueblo Fire Department spokesman Charlie Stimmel said fire officials estimate the explosion caused $1.5 million worth of damage to the building and $500,000 in damage to its contents. The Kaiser plant, which opened last summer, was built at a cost of approximately $5 million. A company news release said the damage was "severe, but repairable." The hydroclave, which is approximately 9 feet in diameter and 8 feet long, is a steam-driven pressure kettle used for curing parts of rocket nozzles, said Kaiser President Bill Sidney. It was in the final stages of testing prior to its acceptance by the company when the explosion occurred. Renkemeyer, a consultant for Bondtech Corporation Corp. of St. Louis, the company marketing the hydroclave, was assisting in the test. "For reasons unknown at this time, the lid of the hydroclave separated from the main body, releasing the pressure into the plant area, forming a shock wave much like an explosion," said a Kaiser news release. Renkemeyer was standing near the hydroclave and was killed instantly by the shock wave, Sidney said. Five other workers and a security guard in the building were not injured. At the time of the explosion, the hydroclave was operating under pressure of 1,000 pounds per square inch and at a temperature of 300 degrees Fahrenheit. The news release said the conditions were "well within the design parameters of the hydroclave, which had been tested at substantially higher pressure during its manufacture." The release said the vessel had been operated at the same pressure and temperature levels several times during the past few days and had been operating at full pressure and temperature for more than 20 hours when the malfunction occurred. The release said Renkemeyer "was one of the world's leading technical experts in the installation and operation of pressure vessels" and had installed the same type of equipment many times. Eric Ramirez, a spokesman for OSHA in Denver, said the plant had no history of safety violations or accidents. "It was a fairly new plant," he said. The accident was the second at the Kaiser plant in the past week, according to Pueblo Fire Department records. On Feb. 2, an employee of T&T Electric in Pueblo was treated for carbon dioxide inhalation after a piece of equipment spewed gas through the plant. Natural gas is used in the plant's autoclaves to cure carbon wrappings on rocket nozzles. Sidney said the two incidents were not related and no gas was involved in Wednesday's explosion. The plant supplies rocket nozzles for two of the three primary launch vehicles used by NASA, the Air Force and private satellite operations. It originally was built to handle a growing demand for nozzles for the SRAM missile and the small solid boosters strapped onto McDonnell Douglas' Delta Rocket. Sidney was unable to say Thursday how much the damage would affect the plant's ability to fulfill its contracts. When plans for the plant were announced in late 1987, it was to be an extension of the Kaiser Aerotech plant in Oakland, Calif. Then the parent company, Kaiser Aerospace and Electronics, won a contract to supply the rocket nozzles for Martin Marietta's Titan rocket. The Pueblo plant was designed to be a separate division of the company called Kaiser Space Products.

Rennie, Marie M.
Marie M. Rennie - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 1999 - Marie M. Rennie, 82, of Edmonds, Wash., died on Nov. 11, 1999, in Lynnwood, Wash. She was born on March 21, 1917, in Pueblo, the daughter of Thomas F. and Amy Sayhouse and had lived in the Edmonds area since 1955. Marie worked at Colorado Fuel & Iron in Pueblo as a PBX operator and secretary for many years. She is survived by son, Wilbur Thompson of Syracuse, Kan., and two stepdaughters, Mrs. Myron Artsberger and Mrs. Marilyn Kunzie. No services at her request with arrangements by Beck's Funeral Home, Edmonds, Wash. (425) 771-1234.

Rennie, Ruth M.
Ruth M. Rennie - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2001 - Ruth M. Rennie passed away Jan. 3, 2001, just two days before her 90th birthday. Survived by her children, Elaine (Don) Newton of Pueblo and Marilyn (Ted) Kunzie of Loveland, Colo.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Born Jan. 5, 1911, in Pueblo and was a lifetime resident. She was a cashier for the Board of Water Works, retiring in 1976. Member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Private graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church through the funeral home office.

Rennison, Dorothy
Dorothy (Flanders) Renninson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 2003 - Dorothy (Flanders) Renninson , born March 28, 1918 in Norcatur, Ks, passed away Sept. 4, 2003 at her home in Pueblo, Colo. Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, John S. Renninson. She is survived by her daughter, Jackie (Costanza) Koroshetz; sister, Marian (Raymond) Heyl; grandsons, Mark (Sue) Koroshetz, Paul Koroshetz, Chris Koroshetz, & Ken Koroshetz; sisters-in-law, Ruth Hill and Jeanne Thomas; nieces, Joan Heyl Shell and Brenda (Sean) Logan; 4 great-granddaughters, and 2 great-nephews. A memorial service will be held Sunday, TODAY, at 2:00 p.m., at Park Hill Christian Church, Pueblo. Donations may be made to Park Hill Christian Church, 1401 E. 7th, Pueblo, CO 81001 or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Renteria, Jess T. Jr.
Jess T. Renteria Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 01, 2004 - Jess T. Renteria Jr, 53, passed away unexpectedly August 26, 2004 at San Joaquin County Hospital in Stockton, Calif. Jess was born July 9, 1951. He is preceded in death by son, James Renteria; wife, Susan Perez-Renteria; mother, Lydia Renteria-Marquez and father, Jess T. Renteria Sr. He is survived by daughters, Jaclyn and Jessica Renteria, Stockton, Calif., Carly (Harold) Green, San Diego, Calif.; granddaughter, Auseyanna Green; brothers, Robert A. Renteria, Denver, Richard M. Renteria, Seattle, Wash. and Gerald P. Renteria of Pueblo as well as numerous relatives and friends. He was a 1969 graduate of Roncalli Catholic High School, later attending the University of Colorado- Boulder and University of California- Sacramento. At his request cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be given at a later date.

Renteria, Mary Louise
Mary Louise Salas Renteria - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 1987 - Mary Louise Salas Renteria, 75, passed away March 27, 1987. Mrs. Renteria is survived by 11 children, George (Beatrice) Rivera of California, Patricia (Eugene) Herrera and Irene (John Sr.) Torres, both of Pueblo; Susie (Max) Gonzales of Utah, Mary Lou (George) Appia of Washington, Margie (Albert) Herrera of Wyoming, Salvador (Margarita) Renteria Jr. of Rocky Ford, Sil (Janet) Renteria of Pueblo, James Renteria of Rocky Ford, Tillie (Andres) DePineda and Melissa Renteria, both of Pueblo; her sister, Mercedes Vigil of Denver; and her brother, Julian Salas of La Junta. She also is survived by 45 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends. Mrs. Renteria was preceded in death by her husband, Salvador Renteria Sr.; her grandson, James Paul Renteria Jr., and her granddaughter, Renee Torres. She was born on Aug. 25, 1911, in Raton, N.M., and had lived in the Pueblo area most of her life. Mrs. Renteria was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Church of Pueblo. Visitation hours from noon until 8 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home, and from 6 p.m. until service time Sunday, March 29, 1987, at St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan Ave, Rosary recitation at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 1987, at St. Francis Xavier Church. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Monday, March 30, 1987, at St. Francis Church, with the Rev. Edward Pettit officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 2619 Himes. Donations may be made to Minnequa Medicenter Nursing Home.

Rentfrow, Mary G.
Mary G. Rentfrow - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2001 - Mary G. Rentfrow passed away Nov. 26, 2001, in Pueblo. Mary was born June 4, 1915, in Aurora, Mo., to William and Elizabeth Massey Call. Mrs. Rentfrow came to Pueblo as a child and then spent most of her adult life in the Durango area before returning to Pueblo in 1992. She was an accomplished organist, seamstress and cook. She was a member of La Plata Chapter, Order of Eastern Star in Durango where she served many years as the Chapter organist. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, in September of this year, her parents and a sister. She is survived by her children, David Rentfrow of Pueblo and Ruth Ann (John) Sterle of Fairfax, Va.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, William Call of California. Cremation, Davis Crematory. There will be no public viewing or services.

Renzelman, Conrad
Conrad Renzelman - Wray Rattler - November 09, 1922 - Conrad Renzelman at Rest. Conrad William Albrecht Renzelman, one of the pioneer residents of this community, died at his home in this city Thursday, Nov. 2, and was laid to rest Monday, Nov. 5. Funeral services at the family home and at the Presbyterian Church were under the direction of Rev. R. H. Hoehnken of Vernon, Mr. Renzelman having been a faithful member of the Lutheran church of Vernon for many years. He was 69 year, 10 months and 10 days old at the time of his death. He was ill only a short time. Death was the result of a paralytic stroke. Mr. Renzelman was born in Barrenbostol, Germany, and came to America at the age of 17. Three years later he was married to Miss Catharine Hoolscher, to which union were born three children, one of whom passed to the great beyond at the age of two years. His first wife departed this life in 1882. In 1885 Mr. Renzelman was united in marriage to Miss Louise Bergmann, to which union were born eight children. All of the children are still alive and were at the bedside of their father when he passed away. A host of relatives mourn his temporal loss, his beloved wife, his sons Gerharddt, William, Conrad, Jr., Edward, Fred and Otto, all of Wray; his daughter, Elizabeth Foltmer of Vernon, Dora Fix of Wray, Emma Downey of Pueblo, and Anna Sievers of Twin Falls, Idaho; and two brothers, William Renzelman, Sr., of Wray, and Henry Renzelman of Pueblo. Besides the immediate relatives there are many less near relatives and a host of friends who will mourn his departure. The deceased was an honest, upright citizen who enjoyed the good will and respect of all his fellowmen. The Rattler extends sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.

Renzelman, Roger
Roger Renzelman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2005 - Roger Renzelman, 56, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 5, 2005. Survived by his daughter, Tracie (Wes) McKnight; parents, Harley and Norma Renzelman; brother, Terry (Georgiann) Renzelman; and sister, Kay (Sam) Corsi. Also survived by nieces, nephews and other loving relatives. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at the Corsi home after the inurnment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of choice in his memory.

Repar, Frances
Frances Repar - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2004 - Frances Repar, 95, passed away Feb. 2, 2004, in Canon City, Colo. Frances was born on July 5, 1908, in Pueblo, Colo., to Anton and Mary Mocilinikar who preceded her in death along with her husband of 50 years, John Repar Sr.; and her two sisters, Marie Krall and Anna Samec. Survived by her son, John (Pat) Repar Jr.; and grandchildren, David Repar and Michele Repar. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Frances was a 60-year member of the Slovenian National Benefit Society No. 21 and a member of the Slovenians Women's Union No. 3. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Repasky, Pauline M.
Pauline M. Repasky - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1997 - Pauline M. Repasky passed away Nov. 12, 1997. Wife of Bob Repasky of the family home. Mother of Mark E. (Denny) Repasky of Jenks, Okla. Survived by brothers, Roy Kenny of California and Calvin Kenny of Tennessee- brother-in-law, Frank Thielbar- and several nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by sister, Olean Thielbar, Pueblo, and brother, Wilson Kenny of Indiana. Pauline, known by her friends as Polly, was actively involved in Temple Baptist Church. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Temple Baptist Church, with Pastor W.W. Maple officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 1 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Repasky, Robert E.
Robert E. "Bob" Repasky - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 2002 - Robert E. "Bob" Repasky, 75, went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 5, 2002. Born Jan. 13, 1927, in Byersville, Ohio. Preceded in death by his first wife, Pauline Repasky; and one sister. Survived by his wife, Margie Repasky; son, Mark E. (Denny) Repasky of Jenks, Okla.; brother, Jerry (Shirley) Repasky; and several nieces, all of Cochocton, Ohio. Bob was a member of Temple Baptist Church. He was also a lifetime member of VFW Post No. 3641. He retired from the Air Force after 23 years of service. Bob loved all outdoor sports. He was a great hunter and fisherman, and an ardent fan of the Denver Broncos. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens with Pastor Waudell Maple officiating. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Our heartfelt thanks to University Park Care Center for their great care. Memorial gifts in honor of Bob may be made to Temple Baptist Church Care Ministry. "I Fought the Good fight, I have finished the Race. I have kept the Faith." 2nd Timothy, 4:7. "The Best is Yet to Come."

Replogle, George
George, Replogle – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – March 24, 1870 – Died on the Little Fountaine, March 17th, Mr. Geo. Replogle.

Replogle, James
James Replogle - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 2002 - Age 77, passed away March 27, 2002. There will be no viewing. Private interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

Repola, Frank J.
Frank J. Repola - Huerfano World - August 1, 1991 - Memorial service for Frank J. Repola of Aurora, who died Saturday, July 29, 1991, was Thursday (today) from Queen of Peace Catholic Church in that city. Mr. Repola was a former resident of Walsenburg and a coach at St. Mary School. Survivors include his wife, Elivia Lucille, Aurora; three sons, Gary J. and Raymond G., Aurora and Eugene A, Tucson, AZ; two sisters, Philomena Spagnoli, Pueblo and Mary Tessitore, Walsenburg; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Repola, Frank V.
Frank V. "Chips" Repola - Huerfano World - January 21, 1993 - Frank V. "Chips" Repola, 76, died at his home in Walsenburg Sunday, Jan. 17, 1993. Born May 5, 1916, he was an electrician for Coors in Pueblo for many years until his retirement. Before that he was an electrician for several area coal mines. Mr. Repola was a member of the Board of Directors of San Isabel Electric Company, North St. Mary Cemetery Association, a past grand knight of the Knights of Columbus, a member of BPOE Lodge 1086 and St. Mary Church. His wife Genevieve died Feb. 14, 1991. Survivors include two sons, David, La Veta and Michael, Alaska; a sister, Josephine Marcon, Walsenburg; a brother, William, Salida; five grandsons, three great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Cremation. Graveside service will be at noon Saturday in North St. Mary Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Repola, Genevieve
Genevieve Repola - La Veta Signature - February 21, 1991 - Longtime La Veta and Walsenburg resident Genevieve Repola died in Pueblo on February 14, 1991 after a lengthy illness. She was 74. Mrs. Repola was preceded in death by two sons; Father Jerry Repola in 1971 and Arnold Repola in 1966. Living relatives include her husband Frank Repola of Walsenburg, two sons; David Repola, La Veta, Michael Repola, Colorado Springs, five grandsons, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Honoring Mrs. Repola's wishes, she was cremated with no services. Her ashes were interned in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Resendez, Frances
Frances Resendez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2000 - Frances Resendez, 76, departed this life March 13, 2000, at her home following a brief illness. A lifetime Puebloan, Mrs. Resendez was born Oct. 10, 1923. She married Louie Resendez Sr. on July 8, 1940 in Raton, N.M. He precedes her in death, as do her parents, Isaac and Nieves (Cortez) Rodriguez; and a son, Rudy P. Resendez. Mrs. Resendez was a member of the Salt Creek Mothers Club. She also enjoyed doing things and cooking for her grandchildren, going on camping trips with them and sitting around the campfire sharing her stories about life. She loved her dogs, cats and birds and watching the Denver Broncos. Survived by her children, Luis (Viola) Resendez, Richard Resendez, George (Marleen) Resendez, Victor Resendez, Rachel (Ronnie) Romo, Frances (Joe) Baca, Ruby Rodriguez and Irene Resendez, all of Pueblo; 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a brother, Pilar (Lorene) Rodriguez; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Rev. Edward G. Pettit, celebrant. Both services at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Interment beside her late husband at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1916 N. Santa Fe.

Resendez, Helen P.
Helen P. Resendez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 2005 - Helen P. Resendez, age 96, of Florence, Colo., passed away Dec. 10, 2005, in Florence. She was born March 1, 1909, in Wagon Mound, N.M., a daughter of the late David and Febronia (Medina) Pino. She married Augustine Resendez in 1927; he preceded her in death in 1973. Helen had lived in the Florence area since 1936. She was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church. She also was a member of the St. Benedict Altar Society, the Oblates of St. Benedict's and St. Jude's Prayer Group. Helen was a cook for many years for St. Joseph Hospital in Florence. She was very active as a room mother when her children were in school. Helen loved entertaining family and friends at her home. She was loved by many who knew her. Her faith and family were very important. Helen is survived by four children, David Resendez of Florence, Colo., Mary Esther Resendez of Las Vegas, Nev., Phillip (Linda) Resendez of Pueblo, Colo., and Kathryn (Bill) Lakner of Great Falls, Mont.; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sadie Clyne and Jennie Garcia, both of Pueblo, Colo.; one brother, Casey (Aurora) Pino of San Francisco, Calif., and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Bernice Maldonado and Catalina Roybal; three brothers, Verne (Berta) Pino, Ben Pino and William (Ruby) Pino; and four brothers-in-law, Steve Maldonado, Frank Roybal, Robert Clyne and Fred Garcia. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, Florence Mortuary. Recitation of the rosary will follow at 7 p.m., at St. Benedict Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at St. Benedict Catholic Church with the Rev. Vincente PazEnLaCasa as celebrant. Interment and graveside service will follow at 2 p.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Helen's name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice West, P.O. Box 1796, Canon City, CO, 81212.

Resendez, Pauline
Pauline Bobian Resendez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2006 - Pauline Bobian Resendez, 49, passed away unexpectedly. Sunrise July 25, 1956. Sunset Mar. 30, 2006. Survived by husband Mike Resendez, sons Joe Bobian and Anthony Sammon, grandson Donavyn Bobian. At peace now with her father, mother and brother. Memorial service Fri., April 7, 2006, 3pm, Central Baptist Church, 405 E. Grant. Family and friends will be received immediately following at 1237 Elm.

Retana, Candelario
Candelario Retana - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2003 - Candelario Retana, departed this life Sept. 20, 2003 in Stockton, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Theresa Retana, daughters, Ramona (Ben) Flores, Mary Lou Benitez, Arselia Retana; sons, Frank (Marcy) Retana, Val (JoAnn) Retana, Candelario (Rose) Retana, Albert Retana and Victor (Nina) Retana. He was preceded in death by son Lupe Retana. Memorial service Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis Church, 611 Logan. Family will receive friends in the Church Hall after the service.

Retana, Valentin
Valentin Retana - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2004 - Valentin Retana, passed away May 20, 2004. Memorial Service 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 28, 2004, Holy Family Church. Receiving family and friends at 829 E. 7th St.

Retchloff, Clarence M.
Clarence M. Retchloff - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 1987 - Clarence M. Retchloff, 76, Road 14, Las Animas, died Nov. 7, 1987. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, Las Animas. Interment, Las Animas Cemetery.

Retsias, Josephine
Josephine Retsias - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 1999 - Josephine Retsias, 92, of Trinidad, died July 28, 1999, in Trinidad. She was born March 28, 1907, in Berwind to Francesco and Antonia (Parinno) Tamburelli. She was a lifelong resident of Trinidad. She married Nicholas Retsias on July3, 1927, at Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Trinidad. She sold Avon cosmetics for 28 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters, and the L A Sociedad De Nuestre Senora De Guadalupe. She was preceded in death by her husband Nicholas, 1981- daughter, Gertrude Retsias, 1943- Parents- brothers, Carl, Tony, Joe, Jim, Sam, John, Henry and baby Charles Tamburelli- sisters, Grace Macaluso and Jennie Genova. Josephine is survived by her daughter, Annette (Henry) Moltrer, Trinidad- sister, Rosalie Ferris, Tustin, Calif. - grandchildren, Glenn Moltrer, Colleen (Tom) Schultz, Ernest (Lori) Moltrer, Dean (Shelly) Moltrer, Raymond (La Donna) Moltrer-great-grandchildren, Robert and Andrew Schultz, Henry, Tyler and Vincent Moltrer- sisters-in-law, Josephine Tamburelli, Trinidad, Louise Tamburelli, Bellflower, Calif.- special friends, Joe and Josephine Trujillo, Trinidad-numerous nieces, nephew, cousins and friends. Visitation, Monday, Aug. 2, 1999, noon to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Chapel. Rosary service, Monday, 7 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1999, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Mark McKenzie S.J. as Celebrant. Interment with Rite of Committal in the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. A reception after the service will be held at St. Joseph Hall. The family may be contacted at the Henry and Annette Moltrer residence9191 County Road 18.4, Valdez, Colo.

Rettberg, Julius
Julius Rettberg – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – December 22, 1872 – Died at Grayson, California, December 14th, 1872, Julius Rettberg, Esq., (father of Mr. H. O. Rettberg of Pueblo) aged 68 years.  Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – December 22, 1872 – Deceased. – The father of our well known merchant H. O. Rettberg, Esq., died at Grayson, California, on the 14th inst.  The sympathy of many warm friends will be extended to Mr. Rettberg in his loss.

Reutter, Juanita G.
Juanita G. Reutter - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 2003 - Juanita G. Reutter, 74, of Pueblo, passed away May 13, 2003. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Virgil E. Reutter, May 30, 2001; her son, Bobby Reutter, 1965; and great-grandson, Jacob Belport, 1996. She is survived by children, Duane (Patty) Reutter, Lucille (Bob) Ewing of Pueblo, and Gene Reutter of Woodland, Wash.; eight grandchildren, Bobbi Lynn, Jennifer, Niki, Patrick, Kelly, Cheryl, Cathy and Matthew; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Lura Revelle of Canon City; brothers, Ivan Brawley and Dorris Brawley of Winona, Mo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Juanita was a devoted wife, and loving mother and grandmother. Family will miss the crocheted gifts of love from "GG." Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2003, Temple Baptist Church with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends immediately following graveside service at the Parish Hall at Temple Baptist Church. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Juanita G. Reutter to St. Jude Children's Hospital Cancer Research, through the funeral home office.

Reutter, Virgil
Virgil Reutter - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2001 - Virgil Reutter, 78, passed away on May 30, 2001. He was a brick contractor for the past 40 years and the owner and operator of Reutter's Masonry, Inc. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. Mr. Reutter was the songwriter of "I Loved Her Too Much." He was an avid fisherman and loved spending time with his great-grandchildren. He enjoyed making things out of brick and was a member of the Brick Layers and Allied Craft Workers Association. He is preceded in death by son, Robert Reutter, in 1965; and great-grandson, Jacob Belport, in 1996. He is survived by his loving wife, Juanita, of 54 years; sons, Gene Reutter of Woodland, Wash., and Duane (Patty) Reutter, Pueblo; daughter, Lucille (Bob) Ewing, Pueblo West; eight grandchildren: Cheryl, Cathy, Matthew, Niki, Patrick, Kelly, Bobbi Lynn, Jennifer; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruby Pagel, Louise Pagel and twin, Vera Stennis, all of Minnesota. Visitation is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2001. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Graveside military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Reveles, Ralph Anthony
Ralph Anthony Reveles - Desert Dispatch - December 1, 2004 - Barstow, CA - Ralph Anthony Reveles, 76, died Nov. 23, 2004, at home in Hesperia. Born in Trinidad, Colo., he lived in Hesperia for 16 of his 54 years in California. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was a former governor of the Moose Lodge No. 2174 in Azusa and was a former mason. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Ralph L. and Kellie S. Reveles of Victorville; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Corey D. and Renee J. Reveles of Colton; daughter, Denise Reveles of Minnesota; granddaughter, Shannon Reveles of Arizona; brother and sister-in-law, Martin and Carol Tullio of Enumclaw, Wash.; sister, Louise Tweedy of Sylmar; partner in life, Jennette Perryman of Hesperia; stepchildren, Rhonda Crawford, Debbie Cancel, Leslie Molina, Terry Avilez, Larry Perryman, Mark Perryman and Hunter, his buddy. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Kern Memorial Chapel, 14444 Seventh St. in Victorville. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Riverside National Cemetery. Kern Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Reveteriano, Carol J.
Carol J. Reveteriano - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2004 - Carol J. Reveteriano of Pueblo, passed away, Wednesday, March 17, 2004, born March 14, 1947. Preceded in death by her father, Joseph Reveteriano; brother, Joseph Reveteriano; nephew, Charles Corbett; niece, Andrea Gurule; grandfather, Casimiro Gurule; and grandmother, Eulalia Gurule. Survived by her mother, Josephine Jaramillo; brothers, Kenneth (Hope) Reveteriano, Larry Reveteriano, Edward Reveteriano; sister, Darlene (Arthur) Reveteriano; children, Anthony Cannon, Eric (Penny) Cannon, Renee (Joe) Gurule, Carolyn (John) Santistevan, Bernadette (David) Gurule; grandchildren, Brett, Anthony, Sheila, Tonasha, Lindy and Ryan; and numerous nephews and nieces. Carol will be remembered for her thoughtfulness and love for her children, family and anyone who needed help. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, 2004, St. Leander Church, with the Rev. Ben Bacino officiating.

Revoc, Ignacio
Ignacio Revoc - Bayfield Blade - July 13, 1911 - Ignacio Revoc, a miner from Old Mexico, was killed by a fall of rock in the C. F. & I. mine at Berwind.

Rex, Alice Louise
Alice Louise Rex - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 17, 2007 - Alice Louise Rex, 92, passed away February 15, 2007 in Colorado Springs. She was born to Enos and Frances Vap on March 15, 1914 in Deweese, Nebraska. She completed high school in Deweese and moved to Pueblo in 1932 to take nurses training at the old St. Mary's hospital. In early 1935 she met Everett Rex. After a short courtship they were married on June 28, 1935. They lived on a dairy farm for 15 years in Rye, CO. They sold their farm and moved to Pueblo in 1951. Alice worked at Montgomery Wards and also Diana's Dress Shop and retired in 1974. Alice loved to fish and camp out with her husband in their motor home. After retirement in 1974 they spent several winters in Arizona. They also took many bus tours across the country. Alice was preceded in death by her husband Wayne Everett Rex and three sisters. She is survived by a brother David (Loretta) Vap and many nieces, nephews and friends. Viewing Monday 12 noon-5 pm at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at George McCarthy Historic Chapel on Tuesday, February 20th at 11:00 am, with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food and make contributions to your favorite charity.

Rex, Wayne Everett
Wayne Everett Rex - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 2004 - Wayne Everett Rex, 95, passed away March 5, 2004. He was born in Ames, Iowa, to Harry and Alma (McColly) Rex on Jan. 9, 1909. The family moved to Colorado in 1912 and settled in Calhan in eastern El Paso County. He graduated from high school in 1928 and moved to Colorado Springs in 1930. He moved to Pueblo in 1932, where in early 1935, he met Alice Vap of Deweese, Neb. She had come to Pueblo to attend nurse's training at the old St. Mary's hospital. They were married June 28, 1935. Everett had a service station for a while, and in 1938, went into the dairy business in Rye, Colo., until 1950 when they sold their herd and moved back to Pueblo. In 1951, he went to work for Pueblo Transit Company driving a bus. He retired in 1974 after 23 years. After their retirement, they traveled in their motor home and spent several winters in Arizona. They also enjoyed traveling throughout the country on many guided bus tours. They moved from the Oasis Mobile Home Park to the Pueblo Regent Retirement Home in 2000. Everett was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and a sister. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Alice; a brother-in-law, David Vap, and his wife, Loretta, of Colorado Springs; a sister-in-law, Mildred Rex of Colorado Springs; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel, with burial in Roselawn Cemetery. Make contributions to the charity of your choice.

Rey, Alex
Col. Alex Rey - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - July 16, 1868 - Col. Alex. Rey, formerly of Park County, died a short time ago in Paris, France, where he was temporarily engaged in the sale of Colorado mining property.  He was well known to many of our citizens.

Reyes, Estrada M.
Estrada M. Reyes – Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph – May 1, 1972 – Two Soldiers Die in Mishap near Pueblo – Two Ft. Carson soldiers died Saturday when their car went out of control four miles north of Pueblo on Interstate Highway 25 and rolled four times, according to a state Patrol report. Estrada M. Reyes 23, was pronounced dead at the scene and William L. Neiley, 22, driver of the vehicle, died late Saturday in a Pueblo Hospital.

Reyes, Euphelia
Euphelia "Felia" Reyes - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2003 - Euphelia "Felia" Reyes, 86, passed away Aug. 9, 2003. She is preceded in death by her husband, Faustino "Foster" Reyes in 1993; her brothers and sisters, Albert Garcia, Louie Garcia, Josie Martinez, Elizabeth Anaya, Louise Rendon, Esther Abeyta, Sarah Spoone, Antonia "Tootsie" Amella, sister-in-law Rosalie Valencia de Leon; and by her son-in-law, Robert Chavez. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Ida (Sergio) Estrada, Pueblo; and her brother-in-law, Manuel Valencia de Leon, Culver City, Calif.; children, Alberta (Frank) Cordova, Bernadine Chavez, Veronica Reyes, and Charles "Sonny" (Theresa) Reyes, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Robert (Sherrie) Chavez, Jolene (Adrian) Baca, Monique (Darryl) Herrera, Anamarie (Donald) Tienda, Matt (Gina) Cordova, Tracy Montoya, Anthony Reyes, Frankie Garcia, Monica Reyes, B.J. (Judy) Garcia, and Christina Reyes. She is also survived by a host of great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was a member of Mount Carmel Church where the services will be held. Viewing, 8 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, at the funeral home. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Please see her memorial at www.- mem.com

Reyes, Jerardo
Jerardo "Jerry" Reyes - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1986 - Jerardo "Jerry" Reyes, 60, late of 27729 Hillside Road, died June 15, 1986. Husband of Nellie Reyes and father of Linda (Dave) Walsh of Denver; Ricardo (Teresa) Reyes, Rueben (Kathy) Reyes of Pueblo; Ronnie (Lisa) Reyes of Colorado Springs; Chrystella Reyes of Pueblo; Loretta Reyes of Denver; Jerardo Reyes Jr. of Pueblo; Margaret (Sam) Gonzales of Pueblo; Paul Reyes of Pueblo. Son of Leslie and Winnefred Sandberg of Pueblo; and son-in-law of Frances Ayala of Pueblo. A brother of Manuela Sanchez, Enedina Castaneda, and Frank Soquie, all of Arizona. Nine grandchildren also survive. Mr. Reyes retired from CF&I Steel Corp. as an electronic technician with 36 years of service. He attended Salon Biblico Church and was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran. Evening service, 7 o'clock Tuesday, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, both services at Rivera Chapel with Leslie Sandberg officiating. Graveside military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 27729 Hillside Road.

Reyes, Jeremiah Jerry
Jeremiah Jerry Reyes, "Smiley" - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2000 - Jeremiah Jerry Reyes, "Smiley," passed away May 5, 2000, in Denver. His mother, Porfiria Reyes, in 1982; his father, Julian Reyes, in 1991; sister, Nancy Lucero, in 1992; and brother-in-law, Sequiel Lucero, in 2000, precede him in death. He leaves his memory to his two children, Gino Jerry Reyes Jr. and Gino Reyes, both of Pueblo; two grandchildren; wife, Monica Reyes; six brothers, Felipe (Liz) Reyes, Sam (Linda) Reyes, Moses Reyes, John Reyes, Julian (Kim) Reyes and Joe (Cindy) Reyes; sisters, Martha Reyes, Lorraine (Santos) and Maria (Marty) Jaramillo; and special aunt, Abigail Reyes. Memorial service, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 13 at the Pentecostal Church, 1127 E. Fourth and Kingston, pastor Acosta Guerrero officiating.

Reyes, Margaret Erlinda
Margaret Erlinda Reyes - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2006 - Margaret Erlinda Reyes, born Dec. 28, 1942, passed away in Modesto, Calif. on May 12, 2006. Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life, he that exercises faith in me, even though he dies will come to life." (John 11:25) Predeceased by father Albert Bueno; sister, Angie; daughter, Veronica and son John. Survived by husband Joe Reyes; children, Christine (Tom) Martinez, Donna (Gene) Maldonado, Rick and Steve Rodriguez; grandchildren, Jasmine, Israel, Thomas, James and Issac; great-grandchildren, Michelle and Alexandria; mother Eva Bueno; sisters, Martha (Arnold) Espinoza, Ramona (Bob) Patterson, Rae (Marion) Hernandez; brothers, Albert, Joseph, James, Rudy and Steve Bueno; special life-long friend and ex-husband Wilbert Rodriguez.

Reyes, Maria de la Luz
Maria de la Luz Reyes - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 2002 - Maria de la Luz Reyes, 76, of Blanca, Colo., went to be with the Lord Sept. 19, 2002. Vigil Rosary will be 7 p.m. Sunday and Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, both at Holy Family Church, Fort Garland, Colo. Interment to follow at Fort Garland Cemetery, Fort Garland, Colo.

Reyes, Mercedes
Mercedes Segura Reyes - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 1998 - Mercedes Segura Reyes. Mother of Deacon Emilo Reyes, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Colorado Springs, passed away Jan. 2, 1998. Vigil services, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Memorial Mass to follow at 7 p.m. Both services, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 2715 E. Pikes Peak Ave. at Circle Drive. Interment, Mount Calvary Cemetery, Topeka, Kan. Mrs. Reyes is also survived by a son, Edward Reyes, Colorado Springs- a sister, Maria Romero, Topeka, Kan.- six grandchildren- two great-grandchildren- other relatives and friends.

Reyes, Richard Alexander
Richard Alexander Reyes - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 2002 - Richard Alexander Reyes, age 51, died unexpectedly July 10, 2002. Survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth; sons, Richard R. (Torri Shafer), of Manitou Springs and Robert R. Reyes; and former wife, Sandy Reyes. Grandfather of Robbie and Aliya Reyes. Also survived by his parents, Florence and Henry Reyes; mother-in-law, Harriett Koller; brothers and sisters, Henry "Spook" (Jane) Reyes, Tom (Lynette) Reyes, Cathy (Ron Yoder) Reyes, Cindy Reyes, Robert (Andrea) Reyes, Los Angeles, Calif., Debby Reyes, Denver, Paul Reyes, Ivan (Melissa) Reyes, and Becky Reyes of Santa Fe, N.M.; sisters-in-law, Priscilla (Pat) Smith, Colorado Springs, Maryellen (Gary) Mencimer, Palm Springs, Calif., and Kathleen (Jim) Curtis of Denver; nieces and nephews, Melissa Reyes, Dana (Tony) and their daughter, Alyx Garrett, Raeann and Tate Reyes, Kali and Linda Reyes, Danielle, Max and Alex Reyes, Los Angeles, Calif., Marcus and Brandon Alfaro, Denver, Paul "Doodle" Reyes, Ivan and Gabby Reyes, Chelsea and Amanda Cordova, Racquel Gallant, Santa Fe, N.M., Wendy and David James, Kendra Smith, Chicago, Ill., and Julie and Jeff Curtis of Denver; godson, Craig James; aunt and uncle, Esper and Louie Pequete of Rocky Ford; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Richard graduated from Centennial High School in 1969. He was a longtime automobile sales consultant for over 30 years, 25 years with John Marzolf/Nissan Subaru, formerly Hedrick Landrum. He was the current chair of the Pueblo Latino Chamber of Commerce, current board member of the Pueblo County Planning and Zoning Commission, a member of the Beulah Valley Arts Council, Our Lady of Lourdes Church parish council and a member of the Beulah Community Center Board. Richard was a high school and college basketball official for 24 years. He was past president of the Pueblo Basketball Group Study Board No. 4, past member of Pueblo Kiwanis, Pueblo Symphony Board of Directors, and El Pueblo Boy's and Girl's Ranch Board of Directors, past president of El Pueblo Boy's and Girl's Ranch Foundation, and past member of the Boy's and Girl's Club of Pueblo Board of Directors. Richard was rated in the top ten for Nissan sales in a 14 state region and was featured in the Who's Who Nissan Sales Talk National magazine numerous times and was also salesman of the year multiple times. He was an avid golfer, he loved singing Mexican music, he enjoyed the "Y" guys at the YMCA, going to the movies, and most of all loved his family and the time he spent with his grandchildren. Richard had tremendous faith in God and loved people. He touched the lives of many with his humor, love and compassion and always put his heart into everything he did. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Special prayers and thanks to Ben Whitfield and Karen Kyte Romero. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2002, at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, July 15, 2002, 7 p.m., Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, celebrated by the Rev. Michael DeSciose and the Rev. Thomas Hinni. The family will receive friends after the Mass in the parish gymnasium adjacent to the church. Interment, Tuesday, July 16, 2002, Beulah, Colo. A luncheon will be served 1 p.m. Tuesday at Pueblo Community College Ballroom. The family kindly requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Richard Reyes Memorial Fund in care of Minnequa Works Credit Union, 1549 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.

Reyes, Rudolph
Rudolph Reyes (Barry Fuetsch). - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2003 - Rudolph Reyes (Barry Fuetsch). Passed away, Sunday, June 22, 2003. He was a Korean War veteran with the USAF. Born March 20, 1931. Preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Paula Reyes; brothers, Silvestre and Jose Reyes Jr. Survived by sisters, Amelia (Emily) Santistevan of Pueblo, Romelia Bustamante of Polvadera, N.M., Bertha Reyes of Las Cruces, N.M., Yolanda Mirabal of Las Cruces, N.M.; brothers, Raul Reyes of La Mesa, N.M., Hector Reyes of Las Cruces, N.M., Everardo Reyes of Pico Rivera, Calif. Inurnment, La Mesa, N.M.

Reyes, Sally
Sally Reyes - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2006 - Sally Reyes "Mustang Sally", 9/27/1950 to 1/23/2006. Preceded in death by Paul and Ruth Portillos of Pueblo. Survived by her son Jaime (Dennell) Madrid, her grandchildren- Veronica, Jaime, Roman, Vangie and Vanessa, her brothers and sisters- Joann (Joe) Cortez, Mary Maldonado, John Portillos, Dave (Maryann) Portillos, Sadie (Pat) Madril and numerous nieces and nephews. Sally is loved and will be missed. Services will be held at Angelus Chapel, 1102 E. Evans at 12:00pm. on Sat., Jan. 28, 2006.

Reyez, Jacob
Jacob Reyez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2006 - Jacob Reyez, Jr., 30, was called home to the Lord on March 19, 2006. He was born on Jan. 30, 1976 in Fresno, Calif. Preceded in death by his father, Jacob Reyez, Sr.; grandfather, Joe Baca; grandmother, Mary Baca. Jacob is survived by his common law wife, Shari Sisneros of Pueblo; his beloved mother, Lucinda Reyez; step-father, Luis Baca. He leaves behind his three daughters, Jamie Reyez, Charley Vigil, Dakota Reyez; and his only son, Jacob Reyez; step-daughter, Anastasia Sierra, all of Pueblo; sisters, Michelle (Chris)) Quintana and Isabel Baca; brother, Jose Baca; aunts, Dora (Rudy) Archuleta, Virginia (George) Lopez, Nancy (Frank) Cruz; uncles, Johnny Baca, Mike Baca, Jesse Baca; mother-in-law, Louella Velasquez; special cousin, Carlos Rodriguez numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Jacob was a graduate of Centennial High School and received degrees in Computer Information Science and Computer Graphics Design from Northeastern junior College. He enjoyed his work. He had a big heart for his family and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his baby boy. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The family requests that donations be made to Shari Sisneros in care of Pueblo Horizons Federal Credit Union. Visitation will be today from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., at Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10:00a.m., Friday, March 24, 2006 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Internment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Reyher, Katheryn
Katheryn Reyher - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2000 - Katheryn Reyher, 104, passed away Feb. 15, 2000. Services, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lamar Grace Lutheran Church. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Reyher, Norman E.
Norman E. Reyher - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 1999 - Norman E. Reyher, 70, passed away March 18, 1999. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, at the Lamar Grace Lutheran Church. Interment, Wiley Cemetery. Visitation, 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Reyhons, Dorothy
Dorothy "Doty" Reyhons - Pueblo Chieftain- January 15, 2001 - Mrs. Reyhons, 70, died Jan. 10, 2001, in Mesa, Ariz. She was a wife and mother. She was a longtime member of Assistance League. Mrs. Reyhons was born Oct. 10, 1930, in Victor, Iowa, to John E. and Helen J. Kelly. She was married Aug. 17, 1950, to Ken Reyhons. She is survived by her husband; two sons, John and David; a daughter, Mary K. Mazzolini; and two grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Southgate, 1830 S. Corona Ave. Inurnment will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3825 Airport Road. Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey In-Patient Unit, Attn. Terrie Smith, 6215 E. Arbor Ave., Mesa, AZ 85206. Please note "In Memory of Dorothy Reyhons" on all checks.

Reynolds, Billie E.
Billie E. Reynolds - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 2004 - Billie E. Reynolds passed away Feb. 7, 2004, from complications with Alzheimer's. Preceded in death by husband, William G. Reynolds; mother, Mae C. Patterson; brother, Paul Herron; and sister, Lois Pierce. Survived by daughter, Linda (Don) Long; sons, Gary (Marge), Colorado Springs and Jerry (Nancy) Sepulveda, Calif. Also survived by her grandchildren, Sheri Long, Katie and Melissa Reynolds, Jerry Lee Reynolds, Debbie (Marc) Simons and Dawn Stockton; great-grandchildren, Colt and Chase Trapp, Amanda Reynolds, Daeley Simons, Corey, Ryan and Zachary Stockton; sisters-in-law, Ruth Herron, Delores Reynolds; and brother-in-law, Ernest (Lee) Reynolds. She loved spending time with her great grandsons Colt and Chase and watching the Denver Broncos. Special thanks to her neighbor, Darlene Graham. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2004, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with internment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation.

Reynolds, Billy F.
Billy F. Reynolds - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2004 - Billy F. Reynolds, 69, of Laughlin, Nev., formerly of Pueblo, Colo., passed away, Sunday, April 11, 2004. Survived by his loving wife, Norma Jean (Kochevar); children, Billy F. (Kathy) Reynolds Jr. and Charissa (Kim) Poteet; sister, Betty Rhe (Jim) Gardner; one granddaughter and three grandsons. Billy served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1960. He was a graduate of Central High School, class of 1952. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 18, 2004, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, April 19, 2004, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Reynolds, Bobby Lee
Bobby Lee Reynolds - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 2003 - Bobby Lee Reynolds, 72, passed away Dec. 1, 2003. Born July 6, 1931, in Houston, Mo. Bob was a Korean veteran and a retired railroad engineer. Bob never married, but unselfishly devoted his life to lovingly caring for his parents. He and his father enjoyed sea fishing and "snagging" salmon at Green Mountain Reservoir together. After his father passed away, Bob retired from the C&W Railroad so that he could spend more time with his mother. He loved taking his mother on weekend drives and watching old movies together. Preceded in death by his father, Royal Reynolds. He will be greatly missed by his surviving family: mother, Myrtle Reynolds; brother, Bill (Theta) Reynolds; nieces, Connie (Jim) Morris, Billie (Ted) Isais, Tracie (Todd) Baker; great-nieces, Angela Morris, Carey Ann (Frank) Martellaro; great-nephews, Justin Pate, Seth (Summer) Pate, Jon-Todd Baker, Jay-Michael Baker; three great-great-nieces, and one great-great-nephew. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Reynolds, Coleen C.
Coleen C. Reynolds (Buterbaugh) - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 2003 - Coleen C. Reynolds (Buterbaugh), 80, born Jan. 13, 1923, passed away Aug. 31, 2003. Survived by children, Gary (Marsha) Buterbaugh, Roger (Peggy) Buterbaugh, Robert Buterbaugh, Jim Buterbaugh; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Betty (Dean) Murphy. Predeceased by husbands, Don Buterbaugh and Jim Reynolds; and grandsons, Mike Hanson and Steven Buterbaugh. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Reynolds, E. M.
E. M. Reynolds - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - October 5, 1916 - Chieftain is in receipt of a letter from Mrs. Wm. Wetenhall, who states that they are living in Pueblo and that Wetenhall is employed by the Missouri-Pacific railroad. E. M. Reynolds, their brother-in-law, died at Price, Utah, before they left there and was taken to Pueblo for burial. The Wetenhall family were for several years residents of this place.

Reynolds, Elaine
Elaine Reynolds - Pueblo Chieftain - March 03, 2002 - Age 53, of Peyton, passed away Feb. 27, 2002, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Born Feb. 16, 1949, in Pueblo, Colo., to LaVerne and Lucille Thacker who preceded her. Survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Art Reynolds; children, LaVell Adams, Billy Reynolds and Bunny Temple; four grandchildren; brothers, LaVerne (Carol) Thacker Jr., Michael (Barbara) Thacker; stepmother, Leona Thacker; father- and mother-in-law, Gerald and Audrey Minogue; sisters-in-law, Kathy (Frank) Trujillo, Cheryl (Jack) Teel, Debbie (Gene) Vaught, Rosie (Gary) Gilpin; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by brother-in-law, Jerry Minogue. Graveside inurnment, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 660, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 in her memory.

Reynolds, Eva J. Baulesh
Eva J. Baulesh Reynolds - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 1998 - Eva J. Baulesh Reynolds, 80, Pueblo, crossed over to be with her Lord July 30, 1998. Born Sept. 18, 1917, in Lamar. Spent life working as a bookkeeper and printer in Pueblo and was active in several business women's organizations and civic groups. Member of St. Paul the Apostle Episcopal Church. Preceded in death by husband, George W. Reynolds Jr., - and grandson, Michael Shaun Ehlis. Survived by daughter, Joan J. Ehlis, with whom she made her home. Private graveside services, 11 a.m. Monday. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with Rev. Annette Brownlee officiating. She desired to express much love and appreciation to Gerald E. Tucker Sr., and Ms. Sherry Daugherty for their many kindnesses in her hour of need. Please omit flowers and food.

Reynolds, Frances
Frances Reynolds - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 1999 - Frances Reynolds, passed away June 19, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Clifford, Dec. 17, 1994- by her parents, John and Barbara Rivera- and by her brother, Emit Rivera, in March 1999. Survived by her son, Dave Reynolds of Pueblo- stepsons, Art and Bill Reynolds of Pueblo- grandson, Reese Reynolds, Pueblo- brothers, Joe E. (Ersie) Rivera, and John (Angie) Rivera, both of Pueblo- sisters, Janice Mayer and Mary Helen (Dave) Trujillo, both of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church. Viewing hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Reynolds, George E.
George E. Reynolds - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - December 6, 1918 - George E. Reynolds, for many years a prominent contractor of Pueblo, was killed at a railroad crossing.

Reynolds, Grant III
Grant Reynolds III - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2004 - Grant Reynolds, III, passed away January 28, 2004. Husband of Tona E. Reynolds, father of Adonis Kristian-Clarence, Angelica Kristen, Aaliya Kirster Reynolds, all of Aurora, Colo., Desiree Danielle Rodriquez, Pueblo; brother of Barbara J. (Harold) Pope, Pueblo, Cheryl A. Ferrell, Karen M. (Michael) Smith, Pamela J. (Cleveland) Sanders, all of Denver; Sharon E. (Leon) Evans, Landover, Md., Cynthia A. (Kennedy) Decree, Sunnyside, Fla., Sherry L. (Angelo) Penny, Colorado Springs, Colo., Robert L. Mitchell, Austin, Texas; devoted friend, Willie Mae Dickerson, Pueblo; a host of other relatives and many friends. Service Thursday, 2 p.m., Pipkin Chapel of Peace, 2531 Ogden St., Denver, Colo. to conclude. Visitation Wednesday, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Pipkin Mortuary. Family at 5505 Chandler, Ct., Denver, CO, 80239.

Reynolds, Hazel Mae
Hazel Mae Wright Reynolds - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 1998 - Hazel Mae Wright Reynolds was born on Jan. 30, 1933, in Little Rock, Ark., to parents Henry and Lula Wright. She was preceded in death by her parents- two sisters- two brothers- and daughter, Alma (Cookie) Robinson. As a devoted wife and mother, she enjoyed life to the fullest by spending her time with her husband and soul mate and interacting with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Due to her sweet, compassionate spirit, she made friends very quickly. The Lord called her home on Thursday, June 25, 1998, in Aurora. Hazel, also known as Nana" to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, is survived by her husband, James E. Reynolds Jr.- two sons, Elliott (Brother) Wilkins, and Willie (Butch) Wilkins- three daughters, Lola McCowan, Vicki Wilkins and Hazel Wilkins Tucker- 16 grandchildren- 11 great-grandchildren- and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Reynolds, J. E.
J. E. Reynolds - Buena Vista Democrat - March 20, 1884 - On the 12th, J. E. Reynolds, formerly from Pueblo, died of heart disease while watching at the bedside of a sick man in Golden.

Reynolds, Jack R.
Jack R. Reynolds - Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 2005 - Jack R. Reynolds, 82, passed away Feb. 27, 2005. He was born Aug. 23, 1922, in Omaha, Neb., to Arthur and Vern Reynolds. Preceded in death by his brother, James Reynolds. Survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Norma; children, Mark (Dee) Reynolds, Jacqulyn (Manuel) Zuniga; grandchildren, Jeff, Matt, Jason, Gina and Francesca; five great-grandchildren; and many close friends. Jack served in WWII in the Army Air Corps. He was shot down over Germany and became a POW. Jack retired after 30 years working for KOAA-TV as a photographer. Jack loved his country. Memorial service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Avondale United Methodist Church, with a reception to follow at the church hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Avondale United Methodist Church or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory.

Reynolds, James Eugene Jr.
James Eugene Reynolds Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2002 - James Eugene Reynolds Jr. passed away on Jan. 16,2002, in Aurora, Colo. He was born on March 8, 1935 in Kansas City, Mo. to the parents of James E. Reynolds Sr. and Elinora Leanna Reynolds. James was the eldest son of 9 children, and he and his wife (Hazel Reynolds) lived in Pueblo, Colo. from 1975 to 1998. He lived in the Kansas City, Mo. area for 28 years prior to moving out-of-state. James worked for the Pueblo Public School District #12 as a certified mechanic and for DiSanti Farms. He leaves to mourn 3 daughters and 2 sons; 16 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; a mother, 4 sisters and 2 brothers, aunts, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Services will be held at Imperial Funeral Home, Jan. 22, 2002 at 2pm.

Reynolds, John W.
John W. Reynolds - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2000 - John W. Reynolds, 94, passed away Nov. 20, 2000. Preceded in death by wife, Dorothy F. Reynolds. Survived by children, Samuel J. (Barbara) Reynolds of Tega Cay, S.C., Fran (Bonifacio) Cosyleon of Pueblo; grandchildren, Michael Reynolds, Amy (David) Alexander, Anna (James Dorsch) Cosyleon, Gabriel Cosyleon, Eva Cosyleon; great-grandson, Spencer Dorsch; brother, James (Mary) Reynolds; sisters, Julia Verbick and Betty Davis. He served as a member of the Scottish Rite Free Masonry council as a 36nd degree affiliate. Funeral service Wednesday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m. at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment in Tucson, Ariz.

Reynolds, Juanita
Juanita Reynolds - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 1997- Juanita Reynolds, 64, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord on July 7, 1997, in Pueblo. Born on Aug. 22, 1932, in New York. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday at Romero Funeral Chapel in Pueblo. Cremation to follow.

Reynolds, Knox
Knox Reynolds - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 1987 - Knox Reynolds, 73, of Washington, Mo., formerly of Pueblo, May 22. Knox Reynolds, longtime Pueblo resident, passed away May 22, 1987, in Washington, Mo., at age 73. Survived by sister, Marjorie Perkins, Pueblo; his wife, three children, several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Service at 11 a.m. Monday in Stockton, Mo.

Reynolds, Lewis A.
Lewis A. Reynolds - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 1987 - Lewis A. Reynolds, 76, of Amarillo, Texas, formerly of Pueblo, died Feb. 14, 1987. He worked for the Civil Service. Survived by wife, Margaret; daughters, Suzanne Stahl, Amarillo, and Andria Riggs; son, John Reynolds, Albuquerque, N.M.; sister, Cora Mae Andrews, Missouri; brother, Roland Reynolds, Pueblo; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside service was Feb. 16 at Llano Cemetery in Amarillo.

Reynolds, Marcello O.
Marcello O. Reynolds - Pueblo Chieftain - June 05, 1986 - Marcello O. Reynolds, June 3, 1986. Father of Ellen Swatko, Loma Linda, Calif.; Eleen (Ralph) Cisneros, Denver; Diania (Adolph) Cordova, Marcello Reynolds Jr., both of Walsenburg, and Elizabeth (Bob) Welch, Cedaredge. Brother of Lahmer Reynolds, Walsenburg. Survived also by 19 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Services, 2 p.m. Friday, Boies Almont Chapel. Interment, Masonic Cemetery.

Reynolds, Martha
Martha Reynolds - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2000 - Martha Reynolds went to be with the Lord June 13, 2000, after a lengthy illness. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Reynolds; as well as her loving parents, brother and sister. Survived by her devoted sister, Edith Miller; and numerous loving nieces, nephews and loyal friend, Mary Louise Ellsworth. Martha spent many years as the chief of X-ray at Parkview Episcopal Hospital. She received her training from St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs. After approximately 21 honorable years at Parkview she retired. Special thanks to the staff at IHS and St. Mary-Corwin for the care and kindness that was shown to Martha during her illness. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Contributions can be made in her name to the Sacred Heart Cathedral, 414 W. 11th St., Pueblo, Colo., 81003. Viewing scheduled for Friday, June 16, from 1-5 p.m. Recitation of the Rosary Saturday, June 17, 2000, at 9:30 a.m., Sacred Heart Cathedral. Mass of Christian Burial will follow the Rosary at 10 a.m., interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Sacred Heart Cathedral reception hall following the interment.

Reynolds, Morris
Morris Reynolds - Pueblo Chieftain - December 1, 1947 - Sunday Traffic Toll Hits Three - Denver, Nov. 20 - The death of Bennie LaFevre, 38, of Denver, in Denver General Hospital Sunday night raised to three the number of persons killed in traffic accidents in the state during the day. Lafebvre died of a broken neck and fractured skull suffered in a two car collision in a Denver residential area, police reported. Albert B. Lawson of Denver, driver of the other car, was not injured. At Gypsum, the bodies of Morris Reynolds and Joe Eaton, both of Gypsum, were found earlier in the automobile which had overturned in Sweetwater Creek near Gypsum, the state highway patrol reported.

Reynolds, Norma Jean
Norma Jean Reynolds - Huerfano World - January 5, 2006 - Norma Jean Reynolds, 76, died January 1, 2006. She was predeceased by her husband Jack Reynolds. Surviving are daughter Jackie (Manuel) Reynolds Zuniga of Trinidad, and son Mark (Dee) Reynolds of Olathe, KS. Grandchildren are Gina (Jason) Garlutzo, Francesca Monarco, Jeffery (Karen) Reynolds, Matthew (Gwen) Reynolds, and Jason Reynolds. Five great-grandchildren survive. Worship celebrating the life of Mrs. Reynolds Saturday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m., United Methodist Church of Walsenburg, 108 Kansas. Two memorials will be held; one at the United Church in Walsenburg, and one at the Aguilar-Booster Club.

Reynolds, Roberta Ann
Roberta Ann "Bobbi" Reynolds - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2004 - Roberta Ann "Bobbi" Reynolds, 71, passed away April 13, 2004. Survived by her children, Kristi (Rob) Peckham, Huntington Beach, Calif., Kelli (Michael) Czarnowski, Garden Grove, Calif.; grandchildren, Brittani and Brandon Peckham, Ami and Sara Czarnowski; great-grandson, Jeremy Morgan; "sister niece," Sylvia (Steve) Stallings, Pueblo; nephew, Robert (Irene) Edmiston, Denver; great-nieces, Jennifer (Justin) Ratzlaff, Colorado Springs and Lynn Stallings, Pueblo; great-great-niece, Jamie Ratzlaff; and her special friend, Jerry Printz. Preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Sylvia Edmiston; brother, Eugene Edmiston; sister, Rowena Gallemore. Bobbi was born July 27, 1932, in Milner, Colo., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was active with the Bell Choir and the Joy Circle; and was a 50-year member of Pueblo Chapter No. 7, Order of Eastern Star. Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 16, 2004, at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court streets, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating; concluding with the Eastern Star service. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City. Those who desire may make memorials to First United Methodist Church Bell Choir, c/o the funeral home.

Reynolds, Veulah P.
Veulah P. Reynolds - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 1999 - Veulah P. Reynolds, age 92, of Rocky Ford died Feb. 24 at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta. Funeral services, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Ustick Donelson Johnson Funeral Home. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery.

Reynolds, Vista
Vista Reynolds - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1982 - Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Peacock Frye Almont Chapel. Interment, Rocky Ford Cemetery.

Reynolds, William (Mrs.)
Mrs. William Reynolds – Colorado Daily Chieftain – March 15, 1873 – Died. – We learned yesterday of the death of Mrs. William Reynolds, of Rocky Ford, an estimable lady, well known in Pueblo. Rev. Mr. McMains preaches her funeral sermon next Sunday, at Rocky Ford.

Reynolds, William Arthur Jr.
William Arthur Reynolds Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 1998 - William Arthur Reynolds Jr., age 76, expired Aug. 31, 1998, at his home. Survived by his beloved wife, Marjorie Lloyd-Reynolds- son, Ronald (Marlene) Reynolds, Yucca Valley, Calif.- daughters, Irene (Ron) Wahlmeier, Reno, Nev., Diana (Gary) Broyles, Palmer Lake, Linda (Jim) Peaslee, Pueblo, and Deborah Summers, Avondale- and stepson, Bob (Kathleen) Lloyd, Pueblo West. Also survived by 13 grandchildren- 10 great-grandchildren- brother, Leroy (Doris) Reynolds, Pueblo- sister, Verna Muck, Texas- and special family friend, Kathy Guardamondo, Pueblo. Preceded in death by his first wife, Pearl Leona Reynolds, parents, William and Agnes Reynolds- and sisters, Jessie Coe and Alice Rose. Bill served as an Air Force tail gunner in World War II, during which time he was held as a prisoner of war for 13 months. He received a lifetime membership in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America after serving 50 years. He was President of the Concord Condo Association. Viewing, Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon at the funeral home. Funeral service, Thursday, 2 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 2041 Ridgewood Lane.

Reynolds, William G.
William G. Reynolds - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 9, 1992 - William G. Reynolds, 70, of Pueblo died at home Feb. 7, 1992. He had worked for the C.F.I. Steel Mill in Pueblo before retiring. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, 329 Goodnight Ave., Pueblo. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Montview Cemetery in Pueblo. T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Mr. Reynolds was born Aug. 30, 1921, in Rocky Ford to Ernest G. and Mamie (Washum) Reynolds. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Reynolds was married Feb. 12, 1947, in Raton, N.M., to Billie E. Herron, who survives. He also is survived by a son, Gary W. of Colorado Springs; a daughter, Linda Long of Pueblo; two brothers, Ernest G. of Pueblo and Paul of California; and three grandchildren. Mr. Reynolds had a sister, Grace Star, who is deceased. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 544 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo 81004.

Rezak, George Lewis
George Lewis "Georgie" Rezak - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2004 - George Lewis "Georgie" Rezak, 55, passed away Dec. 25, 2004. Born April 5, 1949, to George and Grace Rezak, who preceded him in death; along with seven aunts and one uncle. George is survived by his guardian, Joseph A. DiPietro; and numerous cousins. George worked for Pueblo Diversified Industries (PDI) for many years. Viewing, 9 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Complete notice will run on Tuesday., 55, passed away Dec. 25, 2004. Born April 5, 1949, to George and Grace Rezak, who preceded him in death; along with seven aunts and one uncle. George is survived by his guardian, Joseph A. DiPietro; and numerous cousins. George worked for Pueblo Diversified Industries (PDI) for many years. Viewing, 9 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Complete notice will run on Tuesday.

Rhea, Luther
Luther Rhea – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 22, 1877 – Lake City, November 14, 1877 - … Wells, who killed Rhea, and against whom the grand jury of this county found a true bill for murder in the first degree, was guarded over to Saguache county last week to be tried. Fifty-two witnesses from this place have also gone over. It will be remembered that the killing was done here on the evening of the day of the last election. Such was the excitement produced that but for the vigilance of the officers and others Wells might have been lynched. Many of our best citizens partook of this excitement, and very naturally expressed the strongest indignation, but they discouraged all lawlessness. They strongly opposed mobocracy. They knew that the good name of their town and all they held most dear forbid that the will of an infuriated mob be substituted for the law – that security to all depended in upholding the majesty of the law. The affair was most unfortunate in many respects, and which according to the rigid rules of the law it may be as declared by the grand jury, yet the jury to try the case will hardly, under the circumstances, find him guilty of that offence for which the law would inflict upon him an ignominious death. However, nature is the same everywhere, and it will assert itself despite all prescribed rules, and when two men, both may be equally to blame, one a powerful man physically, knocks down his antagonist, much his inferior in strength, and who besides is a cripple, and pounces on him and beats him badly, maybe with the butt end of a pistol, and when separated the weak and crippled man rises and finds himself cruelly beaten and the blood flowing profusely from his wounds, it may not astonish some that he would afterwards follow and slay his antagonist. These are the facts, as I hear them, and of course they do not justify Wells, but at the same time, if by the rules of evidence they are all brought before the jury, he will not, I am persuaded, be convicted of murder… Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 22, 1877 – In the case of Jack Wells, now in custody charged with the murder of Luther Rhea at Lake City a short time since, a change of venue has been granted from Saguache to Rio Grande county. Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 29, 1877 – Lake City, November 18, 1877 – The numerous witnesses subpoenaed in the trial of Jack Wells for the killing of Luther Rhea, on the evening following the recent election of Hinsdale county, and in which case Judge Bowen granted Wells a change of venue from Hinsdale to Saguache county, have nearly all returned to their homes, on account of another change of venue having been allowed said Wells from Saguache to Rio Grande county. The trial no doubt will be heard at Del Norte, at the next term of the district court held there, and bids fair to prove one of more than usual interest.

Rhinehart, Catherine Margaret
Catherine Margaret Lowe Rhinehart - Fort Collins Coloradoan - February 7, 2004 - Catherine Margaret Lowe Rhinehart, 92, of Fort Collins died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at a local nursing home. Catherine was born April 4, 1911, in Trinidad to Alexander Mill Lowe and Willie Winona Ramey Lowe. She married Arvil Lee Rhinehart on Sept. 12, 1929, in Trinidad. Catherine was a homemaker and a member of the Naomi Chapter 13, Order of the Eastern Star in Price, Utah. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed collecting hummingbirds. Survivors include her daughter, Billie Jean Ackerman and son-in-law, Arnold John Ackerman of Fort Collins; a granddaughter, Brenda Rhodes of Fort Collins; a grandson, Paul Ackerman of Vista, Calif.; and a great-grandson, Kevin Rhodes of Fort Collins. Her husband, Arvil and brother, William Lowe preceded her in death. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Bohlender Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Price, Utah.

Rhinehart, Mildred
Mildred "Millie" Lucille Hodges Rhinehart - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2002 - Mildred "Millie" Lucille Hodges Rhinehart, 66, of Pueblo, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 27, 2002. Millie was born on Sept. 17, 1935, in Claremore, Okla., to Leyton Everett Yates and Lucille Frances Blakely Yates. She graduated from Claremore High School and the University of Arkansas. Millie was a retired music teacher and an accomplished pianist before being stricken by rheumatoid arthritis. She was an expert bridge player, and loved the competition. She enjoyed traveling, loved her church and everyone in it. She was a member of the Sweet Adelines, always helpful and willing to do for others. Millie is survived by her sister, Ruth Evelyn Lee Master Hasty; children, Michael John (Tracy) Hodges, Mary Lynn Imes and Leigh Ann Hodges; grandchildren, Amy Noel and Ashley Nicole Imes; Jesse Lee and Stephanie Nicole Hodges; niece, Marilyn Lee Master Stangl; nephew, Lester (Shirley) Hasty Jr.; six grandnieces and nephews. Viewing, noon to 7 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with cremation to follow. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Southern Baptist. In lieu of food and flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to First Southern Baptist Church, 301 Cleveland, Pueblo, Colo., 81004, or a charity of your choice.

Rhoades, Dorris
Dorris Rhoades - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 1997 - Dorris Rhoades, 69, passed away July 2, 1997. Services, 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Lamar Christian Church

Rhoades, Effie
Mrs. Effie Rhoades - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 1927 - Mrs. Effie Rhoades, 70, died at a local hospital Nov. 24. She was a long time resident of Canon City, Colo., where her husband and retired children reside. The body was sent to Canon City Thursday evening by the Rouch Funeral Home for services and interment.

Rhoades, Jack L.
Jack L. Rhoades - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2004 - Jack L. Rhoades, formerly of Pueblo, died May 23, 2004, in Denver. Survived by wife Gale, daughters, Lori and Cheryl and three grandchildren. Also survived by mother, Ev Rhoades, sister, Shirley Hiler of Pueblo, two brothers, Jim of Pueblo and Richard of Arizona. Services held in Denver.

Rhoades, Roy Edward
Roy Edward Rhoades - Pueblo Chieftain - November 03, 1998 - Roy Edward Rhoades, a retired Ford Motor Company executive died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, at the Life Care Center in St. Louis of complications from Alzheimer's Disease. He was 84 years old. Mr. Rhoades was born in Boonville, Mo. He went to work for the Ford Motor Company in the 1940s. He spent all of his career with Ford including many years as plant manager of the Hazelwood Assembly Plant in St. Louis. He finished his career in the plant manager role at the Wixom, Mich., Plant where he retired in 1975. His career spanned more than 35 years with Ford. Mr. Rhoades and his late wife, Lois Eklund Rhoades were longtime members of Mary Queen of Peace Parish and residents of Webster Groves, Mo. Mr. Rhoades was a member of Cherry Hills Country Club and the Missouri Athletic Club while living in St. Louis. Upon retiring from Ford in 1975, Mr. Rhoades and his wife moved to Port Charlotte, Fla. Both avid golfers, they were longtime members of both the Port Charlotte Country Club and the Kingsway Country Club in Port Charlotte. He is survived by four children, Roxanne E. Rhoades of Oklahoma City, Okla., Ronald E. Rhoades of Chesterfield, Mo., Karen R. Keefe of Kirkwood, Mo., and Kathleen M. Rhoades of Prairie Village, Kan., as well as 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998, at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Road, Kirkwood, Mo., 63122. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 243 W. Argonne, Kirkwood, Mo., 63122, at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution to the Alzheimer's Association of St. Louis, 9374 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, Mo., 63132, would be appreciated.

Rhodes, Bert Otto
Bert Otto Rhodes - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1987 - Bert Otto Rhodes, 74, of Aguilar died July 22, 1987. He was born July 16, 1913, in Leydon, Colo., to Otto and Eunice Rhodes. Visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home and one hour prior to Mass Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Aguilar. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Aguilar, with the Rev. Edward Andary as celebrant. Interment, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery, with graveside service by UMWA, 9856. Family may be contacted at 312 S. Romero in Aguilar.

Rhodes, Betty J.
Betty J. Rhodes - Pueblo Chieftain – October 4, 2006 – Betty J. Rhodes. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, Roselawn Cemetery.

Rhodes, Charles
Charles Rhodes - Wray Rattler - August 26, 1910 - Another Train Victim - Pueblo – Failing in an attempt to board a Rio Grande freight, seven miles west of here, Saturday afternoon, Charles Rhodes, aged 18, who came here a few days ago from Missouri, fell beneath the wheels and his life was crushed out while a friend stood by unable to render assistance.

Rhodes, Eugene
Eugene Rhodes - Rocky Mountain News - February 1, 1895 - Known in Pueblo - January 31, Mrs. Sophie Rhodes and her son, Eugene Rhodes, of Washington, D.C., who were lost on the Elbe, were on their way home to attend the funeral of Mrs. Rhodes' husband, Oliver Rhodes, brother of M. A. Rhodes and Mrs. M. A. Fitch, of this city.  The father, mother, and son constitute the entire family, to which death came in three days.  Young Rhodes was to have entered the office of a prominent Denver law firm next fall.  He graduated from the Washington, D. C., law school in 1893 and was in Colorado last summer.  He went abroad to take a post graduate law course at Heidelberg before commencing the practice of his profession.

Rhodes, Fred
Fred Rhodes - Rocky Mountain News – August 21, 1911, Page 10 - Fred Rhodes at Pueblo, Colo., Aug. 20, was denied the privilege of taking morphine and cocaine while serving out a thirty day sentence in the city jail, dies two hours after being released this afternoon, when he took an overdose of morphine. He was in jail for petty theft, claimed he would never survive without his morphine. City physician ordered he not be allowed to use drugs during his time in jail. Rhodes was arrest a month ago for stealing a garden hose. This he sold for 25 cents to buy drugs.

Rhodes, Jennie Layne
Jennie Layne Rhodes - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 1996 - Jennie Layne Rhodes passed away Feb. 25, 1996. Survived by her husband, Frank Rhodes, of the family home; sisters, Clara Jean Litton, Pueblo; brothers-in-laws, Richard R. (Marie) Rhodes, Pueblo; and Mac Doane, Pharr, Texas; sister-in-law, Glena Perkins, Denver; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her sister, Christine Doane of Pharr, Texas, passed away just one day after Jennie. Born Jan. 25, 1911, in Center, Mo., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Member of the Central Christian Church. There will be no viewing. Cremation at the Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food, those who desire may contribute to a charity of their choice in memory of Jennie.

Rhodes, Mabel M.
Mabel M. Rhodes - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 2002 - Mabel M. Rhodes, 93, passed away Aug. 4, 2002. She is survived by her children, Larry D. (Yvonne) Rhodes, Darlene A. (Glen) Morrison and Lowell E. Rhodes; sisters, Agnes (Bill) Garrison and Erma (Les) Simons. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews; Cremation to take place followed by memorial service in Lincoln, Neb., at a later date.

Rhodes, Mary
Mary Rhodes - Walsenburg World - April 1889 - Mrs. Mary Rhodes died at Rouse on Sunday, April 14, and was buried at the cemetery in Walsenburg on Monday, conducted by Rev. Squires of the M.E. Church. Leaves husband and five little children.

Rhodes, Mary Marie
Mary Marie Rhodes - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2004 - Mary Marie Rhodes, 86, passed away Oct. 28, 2004. Survived by her husband, Richard R. Rhodes of the family home; son, Butch Lloyd (Nancy) Kahus; sister, Betty Fraughton; brothers, Frank, Felix and Will Roitz, all of Fort Bridger, Wyo.; grandchildren, Melody Bond and Remy Kahus. Preceded in death by her brothers, John and Teddy Roitz. Mary was born June 8, 1918, to John and Mary Roitz in Frontier, Wyo. She was the owner-operator of a women's clothing and wig shop. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Services will be held at St. Helen Catholic Church in Fort Bridger, Wyo.

Rhodes, Melvin
Melvin Rhodes - Yampa Leader - April 30, 1909 - Melvin Rhodes, a prominent Pueblo banker, died at his home in Pueblo on the 17th inst. at the age of 55 years.

Rhodes, Nora
Nora Forehand Pruden Rhodes - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2006 - Nora Forehand Pruden Rhodes, 82, died March 4 in Pueblo West. Complete notice and online condolences, www.montgomery-steward.com.

Rhodes, Sophie
Sophie Rhodes - Rocky Mountain News - February 1, 1895 - Known in Pueblo - January 31, Mrs. Sophie Rhodes and her son, Eugene Rhodes, of Washington, D.C., who were lost on the Elbe, were on their way home to attend the funeral of Mrs. Rhodes' husband, Oliver Rhodes, brother of M. A. Rhodes and Mrs. M. A. Fitch, of this city.  The father, mother, and son constitute the entire family, to which death came in three days.  Young Rhodes was to have entered the office of a prominent Denver law firm next fall.  He graduated from the Washington, D. C., law school in 1893 and was in Colorado last summer.  He went abroad to take a post graduate law course at Heidelberg before commencing the practice of his profession.

Rhodes, Thomas A.
Thomas A. Rhodes - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 2003 - Thomas A. Rhodes, 82. The Lord called his name on Dec. 6, 2003. Thomas was born Aug. 29, 1921, in Kentucky. He is preceded in death by his wife, Madeline Rhodes. Survived by his children, John (Peggy) Rhodes, and Carolyn (Mark) Rhodes; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Thomas was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of St. Leander Church parish and BPOE No. 90. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Patrick Church, with a reception to follow in the parish hall. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home office.

Rhodes, Thomas Dean
Thomas Dean Rhodes - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2003 - Thomas Dean Rhodes, 78, passed away Jan. 14, 2003. Survived by his children, Dennis Rhodes of Littleton, Colo., Don (Pat) Rhodes of Azle, Texas, and Cheryl Appolloni of Orlando, Fla.; siblings, Katherine Lee and Allene Coleman, both of Pueblo, Joy (Charles) Ingram and Russell (Marilyn) Olson, all of Denver; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Thomas was born Jan. 18, 1924, in Rich Hill, Mo., and was a Teamster truck driver for Safeway. He will lie in state at the funeral home from 2 to 6 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Father Ronald Roche officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Rhodes, Wm. Frank
Wm. Frank Rhodes - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2004 - Wm. Frank Rhodes, 95, passed away Oct. 10, 2004. Born in Green Forest, Ark., June 1, 1909, to Wm. Ray Rhodes and Carrie Owens. Frank grew up on the family farm in Granada, Colo. He later moved to Pueblo and graduated from Central High School in 1926. During his working years, he built over 400 homes in the area. Frank was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II, where his specialty was the repair of Norden gun sites. He was an accomplished pianist, inventor, lifemaster bridge player and life member of Pueblo Lodge No. 90, BPOE. He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 60 years, Jennie Layne Rhodes, in 1996; and his sister, Glenna. He is survived by his brother, Dick (Marie) Rhodes of Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Rhudy, Hazel G.
Hazel G. Rhudy - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 1998 - Hazel G. Rhudy, 84, Wiley resident, passed away June 21, 1998. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wiley United Methodist Church. Interment, Wiley Cemetery. Visitation until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ribal, John C.
John C. Ribal - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 1997 - John C. Ribal traveled down the paths of life, he longed for the journey's end. For his destination is with our Savior, resting in the arms of his best friend. (Nov. 6, 1997) Born on June 20, 1926, in Pagosa Junction, Colo. Preceded in death by his son, Angelo Ribal and father, Cornelio Ribal. Survived by his loving wife, Estella Ribal, Salida, Colo.- mother, Adela Ribal, Ogden, Utah- son, John L. (Linda Sena) Ribal, Pueblo- daughters, Janet Ribal, Pueblo- and Jennifer Ribal, Lafayette, Colo.- brothers, Pete Ribal, Ogden, Utah, Gilbert Ribal, Monte Vista, Colo., and Chris Ribal, Ogden, Utah- sisters, Tila Treniso, Monte Vista, Colo., Berneda Sanchez, Minturn, Colo., Irene Medina, Ogden, Utah, and Bertha Ribal, Pueblo- grandchildren, Melissa Ribal, Denya Ribal, both of Pueblo, and Shaya Ribal, Boulder- great-grandchildren, Gabriela, Marisa, Raquel, Juanito. Viewing, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Saturday at Shrine of St. Therese Church. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at Church Mass. Interment, Del Norte Cemetery.

Ribali, Elvira
Elvira Ribali - Huerfano World - November 28, 1991 - Elvira Ribali, 88, died in Parkview Hospital in Pueblo Nov. 20, 1991. Born in Pryor Jan. 2, 1903, she attended school in Sunnyside Coal Camp. She married Eustagurio Ribali in Walsenburg Apr. 9, 1921 and the couple lived on a ranch east of the city for many years. They sold the ranch in 1953, moving to Walsenburg where she worked for the Little Pig Inn for 10 years and for the Marlboro Inn for a year before retiring in 1964. Mrs. Ribali was a member of St. Mary Church. Survivors include a son, Jess Ribali, Lakewood, CA; two daughters, Frances Garbiso, Walsenburg and Andrea Victoria Eppens, Lincoln, NE; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral mass was Saturday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in Valdez Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ribali, Leon
Leon Ribali - Huerfano World - March 20, 2003 - In Loving Memory of Leon Ribali who died April 3. Sadly missed by, Wife, Tony and Elaine and family.

Ribali, Pantoleon
Pantoleon Ribali - Huerfano World - April 11, 2002 - Pantoleon "Leon" Ribali, 77, of Aurora, formerly of Walsenburg and Cuchara, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002. Mr. Ribali was born on Sept. 18, 1924 in Cuchara to Jose and Ofelia Valdez Ribali. He married Lucy Garbiso on June 19, 1954, and moved to the Denver area in 1963. Mr. Ribali is survived by his wife, Lucy Ribali, Aurora; a son, Anthony (Elaine) Ribali, Lakewood; a sister, Isabel Gonzalez, Stockton, CA; granddaughters, Leticia, Camila, and Celestina; four great-grandchildren, Dominic, Adrian, Marisa and Isiah; numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Pete and Johnny Ribali. Services, St. Mary Church, Saturday, April 6, 2002. Rosary recited by Vera Espinoza. Funeral mass with Fr. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, Valdez Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Ribali, Simodosea
Simodosea Ribali - Pueblo Chieftain - September 7, 1987 - Simodosea Ribali, 73, died Sept. 5, 1987. Wake service, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at J. M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Valdez Cemetery.

Ribaudo, Sam
Sam Ribaudo - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 1987 - Sam Ribaudo, 90, of Trinidad passed away Feb. 27, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born in Palacio, Italy, to Giuseppe and Anna Ribaudo on April 25, 1896. Mr. Ribaudo farmed in the Trinidad area for many years until his retirement. Preceded in death by son, Pete, in 1931; wife, Lucy, in 1976; and daughter, Grace Ward, in 1983. Survivors include children, Ann (Sam) Young, Pueblo, Elizabeth (Charles) Fairchild, Fort Morgan, Joe (Agnes) Ribaudo, Bart (Mary Grace) Ribaudo, Bess (Bill) Jolly, all of Trinidad, and Melvin Ward, Pueblo; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tony (Fay) Antista, Colorado Springs, Margaret Antista and Frances Antista, Trinidad; and numerous other relatives. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Funeral service, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, from the Comi Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m., Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Father Joseph Fisher, celebrant. Interment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Family may be contacted at the Bart Ribaudo residence, Route 2, Box 237.

Riccatone, Sofia
Sofia Riccatone - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 1986 - Sofia Riccatone, 68, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1986, in Trinidad. She is survived by her husband, Paul of Aguilar; son, Robert Riccatone, Trinidad; daughter, Dorothy Morrisroe, New Mexico; five grandchildren; brother, Rudy Stefanec; four sisters, Mary Cozzie, Angela Guadagnoli, Rose Williams, Ida Bert; and numerous other relatives. Rosary recitation and Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 1986, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Aguilar, followed by interment at St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery in Aguilar. Friends may view anytime Friday afternoon and evening at Campbell-Lewis-Cotter & Sons Funeral Home and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Aguilar.

Riccillo, Pascal
Pacscal (Pat) Anthony Riccillo - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2002 - Pacscal (Pat) Anthony Riccillo, 89, born January 11, 1913, in Pueblo, Colorado to Gelsomina (Carleo) of Petina, Salerno, and husband Samuele Riccillo of Santa Elia a Pianisi, Campobasso, Italy, departed this life in peace and grace August 7, 2002, with wife Elizabeth (Bellitti) and family by his side, he joined his Lord in the light. His passage was preceded by his brothers, Joseph Anthony (Josephine Bellitti, also deceased) and Louis Leo Riccillo, who gave his life in service of the USA in World War II. Preceded by: brother and sister-in-law Joseph and Sarah (Bellitti) Massarro, Bessie C. Bellitti, and great-grandson Roman Louis Riccillo. His surviving children: Josephine Karen Martin of Chino, CA; Charles L. Riccillo, Richard A. (Marie) Riccillo, and Deacon Edward D. (Glenna) Riccillo, all of Pueblo. Grandchildren: Michael Scott, Tracy Lynn, and Patrick James Martin; Bradley and Larisa Jo and Rhiannon Riccillo. Pascal's greatest pride came with the births of his great-grandchildren Andrew Dorian Martin and Gianna Elizabeth Riccillo. Nephews and nieces: Samuel C. (Claudine) and Louis L. Riccillo: Joye (Homer) Strain and Joseph L. (Gail) Massaro; Mary (Jess) Sparks Jr., Tony (Yvonne) and James Panariso. Also, many of their offspring and children's children. Pascal graduated from Central High School , and after working upon local, landmark WPA projects at Pueblo City and Beulah Mountain Park, he began work as a railroad car man for the A.R.T. division of Missouri Pacific, retiring with arthritic disability at age 55. He and Elizabeth married 17 July 1944, and remained mutually faithful and devoted 59 years and three precious weeks until his death, as they had vowed. Their friends included many dear neighbors; brides and grooms whom they helped to unite in holy matrimony as witnesses; godchildren brought to Christ by them; lifelong friends from childhood; and fellow members of St. Leander Parish, as well as the Eagles, and St. Joseph's Lodge, being proud of his Italian heritage through fraternal organizations. Though ill health forced his retirement, Pascal remained as long as possible dedicated to his home, and a fine craftsman in fact and then ever at heart, with great talent and ability as carpenter, painter and tending to garden and yard. There he invested his love freely and well, in flowers, fruit-bearing trees and grapevines. He fought adversity bravely, and illness long and hard before death came as no victory at all. The family conveys its undying gratitude for the very kind care of Dr. Michael T. Rendler. Pat will be greatly missed, and will doubtlessly long survive in the memories of all those his life touched. He is to be returned briefly to his long-time spiritual home, St. Leander, where vigil rosary services shall be conducted by Deacon Steve Lumbert, Sunday at 7:00 PM. Funeral rites and a mass by Rev. Ben Bacino celebrating his life, Monday at 10:00AM. Pascal's body then will be laid to rest at Roselawn Cemetery.

Rice, Alan D.
Alan D. "Buck" Rice - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2005 - Alan D. "Buck" Rice, 43, passed away unexpectedly, July 24, 2005. Survived by his wife, Sandy Rice; parents, Bob and Shirley Rice; children, Chelsea and Hunter Rice, all of Pueblo West; sister, Dona (Bob) Parker of Robertsville, Missouri; grandmother, Minnie Kerksiek of Wiggins, Colo.; numerous nieces and nephews. Buck was born Jan. 25, 1962, in Denver. He was employed by Colorado Interstate Gas as a welder and enjoyed archery, golfing and hunting. He attended Pueblo Christian Center. Funeral service, 2 p.m. today, at Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Blvd., with Pastor Gregg Slaughter officiating. Interment, 11 a.m. Thursday, at Byers Cemetery in Byers, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Byers Rescue, Strasburg Rescue or Pueblo Christian Center, through the funeral home.

Rice, Charles W.
Charles W. Rice - Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 20, 1873 – Died in camp, at South Pueblo, Colorado, while en route to join his regiment, Private Charles W. Rice, 15th U. S. Infantry.

Rice, E. J.
Rev. E. J. Rice – Colorado Springs Out West – April 20, 1872 – Rev. E. J. Rice, Pastor of the Methodist Church at Trinidad, died at that place a few days since.  He had been for a long time in frail health, and his death was not unexpected to those who knew of his condition.  He was an active, energetic man, and will be greatly missed in that community.

Rice, Eugene Harvey
Eugene Harvey Rice - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1999 - Eugene Harvey Rice, 71, passed away Aug. 11, 1999. Survived by his wife, M. Maxine Price, of the family home- children, Sandy Poirier of Pueblo, Rodney (Sunny) rice of Pueblo, Janine (Youssef) Youssef of Wichita, Kansas and Laurel (Irek) Worozanski of Colorado Springs- sisters, Irene Friend, Virginia (Uncle Virgil) Nordyke, and Shirley rice, all of Pueblo- grandchildren, Arielle, Bobby, Robin, Darla, Ibrahim, Shadi and Zayna- aunts, Edna Ranson of Pueblo and Lorene Nordyke of Denver- and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Born to Harvey and Esther (nee Nordyke) rice on June 25, 1928, in Pueblo. Eugene served his country in the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict where he received the Purple Heart. He retired from CF&I in 1982 after 39 years of service. He was also an artist and craftsman. He was a charter member and on the original board of Gun Owners of Colorado - Pueblo Branch- formerly, Firearms Coalition of Colorado. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Crematorium. Service will be held10:30 a.m. today at Divine Science Church, 115 E. Routt, with Rev. Roger Hupp officiating and Masonic Rites by Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Gun Owners of Colorado-Pueblo Branch through the funeral home.

Rice, Jacob Seth
Jacob Seth Rice - Pueblo Chieftain - December 06, 1998 - Jacob Seth Rice, 26, of Manzanola died Dec. 4, 1998, in an accident in Crowley County. Services, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, Crowley Community Baptist Church followed by cremation. The casket will not be opened. Memorials for his children may be sent to the U S Bank in La Junta or through the funeral home.

Rice, James
James Rice - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - December 20, 1877 - Mr. James Rice, son of John Rice, Esq., died yesterday on the lower Huerfano, of small pox.

Rice, James K. B.
James K. B. Rice – Colorado Daily Chieftain – October 8, 1874 – Sudden Death – Mr. James K. B. Rice, late clerk at the National House in this city, died suddenly on Tuesday evening.  He had been feeling badly for several days, and was temporarily relieved from his work.  On Tuesday he ate his dinner as usual and in the evening did not go to supper, but remained in the office showing the young man who was occupying the desk how to post some accounts.  He said that he felt better than he had been for several days and went into a back room in the house and laid down.  Mr. Day, the proprietor of the National, was in the room, and noticing that Mr. Rice looked much worse, called some one to stay with him, and went to the telegraph office to communicate with his (Rice's) father.  In a few minutes Mr. Rice died.  He was the son of Rev. J. D. Rice, a Presbyterian minister well known in St. Louis and Chicago, and was a young man of fine education and natural ability.  The body of the deceased has been placed in a metallic casket and will be forwarded to his friends at Fulton, Calloway County, Missouri, this morning.

Rice, John B. (Infant of)
Infant Rice – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – March 15, 1874 – A child of John B. Rice, Esq., died on Friday night last.  It was buried on Saturday.

Rice, M. Marie
M. Marie Rice - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 1999 - M. Marie Rice, passed away Jan. 28, 1999. Born on July 5, 1923, to Delfield and Jeanette Plumlee in Fremont County. Survived by her husband of 57 years, Willard H. Rice of Fountain. Beloved mother of Billie Jo Rice of Colorado Springs, and Bud W. Rice (Brucine) of Pueblo. Sister of Elmer Plumlee of Colorado Springs. Beloved grandmother of Jandra (Jan) Cooley of Colorado Springs, Shanon Rice of Colorado Springs, Willard M. Rice (Tracy) of Fountain, Reith Anne (Kyle) of Satellite Beach, Fla., Tyrone Rice of Pueblo, and Troy (Regina) Trimble of Pueblo, Wayne Farris Jr., Monae (Monica) Farris, both of New York, N.Y., and Jaymie (Aundra) Cocas of Denver. She is also survived by 16 great-grandchildren- and numerous other family members. She also leaves behind two special people in her life, Theresa and Madge. Preceded in death by her great-granddaughter, Samantha Rice. Marie was a longtime resident of Colorado Springs and Fountain. She and her husband Willard founded Rice & Rice, Inc., a large earthmoving company in Colorado Springs. Marie and Willard were also known for their raising of fine horses on their small ranch in Fountain. Marie was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary No. 4051. She was an avid fan of the Broncos and loved betting on them. She also loved playing cards. She was the pillar of her family and was loved by everyone. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Visitation is scheduled from 1-6 p.m. today, and Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at Swan-Law Cascade Chapel. Private interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Fountain. A reception will be held following the funeral service at 12:30 p.m. at the VFW in Fountain. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in her memory to the Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation.

Rice, Michael J.
Michael J. Rice - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 2004 - Michael J. Rice, 25, passed away Feb. 28, 2004, in Pueblo West. Among his survivors, his father, Tom Rice of Pueblo West. Services in Indiana.

Rice, Mickey
Mickey Rice - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1998 - Mickey Rice, 70, departed this life to be with our Lord July 6, 1998. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Robert Bob" Rice. Preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Anna Sauers- sister, Betty Chase- and son, Bruce. Also survived by children, Brad (Pam) Rice, Kathy (Bob) Root, Karen (Rich) Bartels, Brian Rice- sisters, Doris (Jim) Brummett of Pueblo, and Janey (Chuck) O'Toole of Melbourne, Fla. - as well as eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A Pueblo native, Mickey attended Centennial High School but graduated from Central High School. She taught Sunday School for 20 years and was active in several organizations including Jayceettes and Assistance League, as well as other charitable organizations. Mickey was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to everyone she met. She lived life to the fullest, enjoying golf, bowling, dancing, music, holiday gatherings and travel with her beloved husband. She always made time to correspond with her family and friends and was always serving others. Her final gift of service was the donation of her physical body to the Anatomical Board of the State of Colorado. She will be sadly missed by all. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. , 7 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 1998, at First Baptist Church, Ninth and Grand. Reception to follow.

Rice, Ralph H.
Ralph H. Rice - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 1963 - Ralph H. Rice. To Grand Junction, Colo., for services and interment.

Rice, Robert D.
Robert "Bob" D. Rice - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 2004 - Robert "Bob" D. Rice, beloved by his family, passed away on Dec. 22, 2004. His family was at his bedside sharing their love and gratitude when he died. Bob was born in Pueblo, Colo., on April 11, 1933, to Wm. Dale and Pauline Rice. He graduated from Grand Junction High School where he was a state champion in tennis. On May 6, 1952, Bob married Helen Koonce and began Dale Rice & Son Lumber with his father. Shortly after opening the lumberyard, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean War. After the war, Bob attended the University of Denver. Following college, he returned to Pueblo, and rejoined his father in the lumber business. He loved his work and the people and employees who graced the lumberyard. Bob also enjoyed his former service as a member on the board of directors for Pueblo Bank & Trust. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Helen; children, Cindy Martinez, Robin Rice and Annette Rice; and granddaughter, Kim Walker. Also survived by his brothers-in-law, Howard Koonce and Joe Koonce; sister-in-law, Marlene Graham; and an aunt, Floreine Wickizer. His parents preceded him in death. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand. Private interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, in care of Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 777, Pueblo, CO, 81002.

Rice, Willard G.
Willard G. Rice - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2001 - Willard G. Rice passed away Oct. 7, 2001, in Pueblo. His survivors include his wife, Ruth Rice, and daughter, Jean Schottle, both of Walsenburg. Funeral services will be held later this week in Laurel, Mont.

Rice, Willard H.
Willard H. Rice - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2002 - Willard H. Rice of Fountain, Colo., passed away on March 12, 2002. Willard was born in Kendrick, Colo., on April 20, 1922. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Oma Rice; his wife of 57 years, Marie M. Rice; his sister, Hazel Johnson; and his great-granddaughter, Samantha Rice. Willard is survived by his daughter, Billie Jo Rice of Colorado Springs; son, Bud W. (Brucine) of Pueblo; sister, Connie (Larry) Bates of Michigan; brother, Douglas Rice of Colorado Springs; and niece, Beverly Auerbach of Grand Junction. He was grandfather to Willard M. (Tracy) Rice of Fountain, Shanon Rice of Colorado Springs, Jandra (Jan) Cooley of Colorado Springs, Reith (Kyle) Tucker of Satellite Beach, Fla., Troy (Regina) Trimble of Pueblo, Tyrone (Erin) Rice of Pueblo, Wayne Farris of Colorado Springs, Monae Farris of New York and Jaymie (Aundra) Cocas of Denver; 20 great-grandchildren; and a special caregiver and friend, Teresa Daily, also survive him. Willard grew up in, and attended Colorado Springs schools. During WWII, Willard was sent to help build the Al-Can Highway to Alaska. He returned to Colorado Springs and worked as a heavy equipment operator, and was a member of the Operating Engineers No. 9 for 62 years. With his wife, Marie, he started their excavation business in 1952, which continues today as Rice & Rice, Inc. Willard enjoyed his small ranch in Fountain, Colo., and loved raising fine horses along with his love of animals. Willard was a lifetime member of the Pikes Peak Range Riders. He was also a past member of the El Paso Club, the Soil Conservation Society, the Quarter Horse Association and the Elks Club of Colorado Springs. Visitation will be Saturday, March 16 from 1 to 6 p.m., and Sunday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Swan Law Funeral Directors. Funeral service will be Monday, March 18 at 11 a.m. at the Memorial Gardens Chapel, 3825 Airport Road, Colorado Springs. A reception will follow the funeral service at the American Legion Post No. 38, 6685 Southmoor Drive, Security, Colo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pikes Peak Range Riders Foundation, 4445 Monitor Rock Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80904.

Rice, Zedena Jane
Zedena Jane Rice - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 1986 - Zedena Jane Rice, late of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 15, 1986, in Montebello, Calif. Miss Rice is survived by a brother, Carl E. (Jennie) Holden of Commerce, Calif.; a niece, Jeannie Holden of Seattle, Wash.; and a nephew, Edmond Holden of Pueblo. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

Rich, Bertha
Bertha Rich - Yampa Leader - July 21, 1916 - Mrs. Emma Pomgardner was called to Pueblo Saturday by the death of her sister, Mrs. Bertha Rich, who died on the 15th. Deceased leaves three children, 2 girls and a boy. The funeral was held Tuesday in Pueblo.

Rich, Elwood E.
Elwood E. Rich - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 1997 - Elwood E. Rich, April 28, 1920-Nov. 20, 1997. Survived by daughter, Judy Sikes of Pueblo, Colo. - granddaughter, Angela (Guy) Brown- great-grandchildren, Ajna, Shea, Tanner and Kayla Brown of Hanford, Calif. - brother, Roy (Dot) Rich- sister, Warine (Kent) Chaplin- special niece, Shirley (Dick) Brewer of Florida- friend, Theresa Bongiovanni of Pueblo, Colo. - and many other relatives and friends. Not only a hero to his family, but a three-time Bronze Star-decorated veteran of World War II. He was wounded and captured in the Battle of the Bulge and later escaped from a Nazi POW camp. He was proud of his country, family and friends. Services, Nov. 24 in Florida.

Rich, Vivian Lester
Vivian Lester Rich - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 2001 - Vivian Lester Rich a longtime Pueblo resident, passed away June 28, 2001, in Pueblo. Vivian was born Sept. 10, 1918, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Harvey V. Lester and Madeline H. Schneider Lester. She owned and operated a beauty salon before her retirement, but she will be remembered most for her artwork. She was a member of the Pueblo Art Guild, the Associated Women Artists and participated in one-man art shows both locally and nationally. Vivian is survived by her brother, Jack Lester, two nephews, and many good friends. Cremation, Davis Crematory. Private interment will be in the family plot in the Crystal Valley Cemetery in Manitou Springs, Colo. A memorial gathering in Pueblo is being planned and will be announced later.

Richard, Matthew P.
Matthew P. Richard - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 1997 - Matthew P. Richard passed away Dec. 6, 1997, in Pueblo, Colo., and was born April 28, 1967, in Rayne, La., to Gwen (Richard) Jones of Fort Worth, Texas, and Ronald (Barbara) Richard of Rayne, La. Matt went to join his little brother, Phillip Guidry, and the Lord. He had many passions in life including his family, especially his darling daughter, Caity Bug- hunting with his father-in-law, Tony- and helping out friends whenever an extra hand was needed. Matthew was my hero, my knight in shining armor and most importantly, my best friend. I will miss him forever as will many of his friends and family. Matt is survived by his parents- his siblings, Scotty (Christine) Richard, Pueblo, Colo., Michelle Guidry, Fort Worth, Texas, and Ron Richard Jr., Rayne, La.- his wife, Andrea Richard- daughter, Caitlyn- in-laws, Tony and Vonnie Fesler, Chandra Skull and Danny Geanetta- and nieces, Kala, Kyra, Shelby and Taylor. You are always in our prayers and in our thoughts. Matthew will be taken back to Rayne, La., where services will be held on Wednesday. He will return to Pueblo and will lie in state at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel from 5 until 7 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 1997, at Christ the King Church, 1708 Horseshoe Drive, with the Rev. Father Tom Adrians as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Services will conclude at the graveside. A memorial fund in Matt's name has been set up at Pueblo Bank and Trust. Donations can be made at any branch office.

Richard, Melissa M.
Melissa M. Richard - Huerfano World - May 31, 1990 - Pre-Graduation Tragedy - Photo - This was all that remained of Walsenburg High School Senior Norward Wilson's 1978 Mercury Capri following a pre-graduation accident west of the city Friday night. A 22-year-old woman from La Veta, Melissa M. Richard a passenger in the second vehicle, was killed in the mishap which blocked holiday traffic along Highway 160 west for almost two hours. Senior youth charged in mishap that kills one, injures four - An 18-year-old senior at Walsenburg's John Mall High School, Norward G. Wilson, has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, four counts of vehicular assault, driving under the influence and reckless driving, as the result of a two-car accident Friday, May 25 in which 22-year-old Melissa M. Richard of La Veta was killed and four others injured, two seriously. The head-on collision occurred around 9 p.m. the night before Walsenburg's graduation on Colorado Highway 160, approximately four and half miles west of Walsenburg. Connie Montez, 18, and also a senior at the high school remains in serious condition in St. Mary Corwin Hospital with multiple abrasions and chest injuries. Tawa Ranes, 19, of La Veta, driver of the second vehicle in which Ms. Richard was a passenger, is in St. Mary Corwin suffering from a fractured right hip and will undergo surgery sometime this week. A third passenger in the Wilson vehicle, Marisa Hogan of Englewood, was treated for head injuries and lacerations, as was Wilson, at Huerfano County Medical Center and released the same night. According to Colorado State Patrolman Pat Garcia who investigated the accident, Wilson's car was eastbound when the vehicle veered into the westbound lane and went into a broadside skid. Ranes' car was westbound and she attempted to avoid Wilson's oncoming vehicle by veering left. Ranes' car was hit on the right side by the Wilson vehicle causing the latter car to go into a clockwise spin twice, coming to a halt on its wheels. According to the patrol report, the Wilson vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed. Ms. Richard was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Mike Antle. The other four were taken to Huerfano County Medical Center with Ms. Montez and Ms. Ranes later transferred to Pueblo. Both Wilson and Ms. Ranes submitted to alcohol breath tests at the hospital and Wilson was later advised of his rights and possible charges and taken to Huerfano County jail. Ms. Richard, originally from Chicago, had come to La Veta to work during the summer months with Ms. Ranes. A memorial service was held for her at the Bank Cafe in La Veta, where she was to be employed, on Sunday with her family and friends present. Wilson was arraigned before County Judge Robert Haeger on Tuesday and advised of the charges against him. Bond was set at $15,000 and he remains in Huerfano County jail. The youth was released long enough to attend graduation ceremonies in Walsenburg Saturday afternoon. Wilson will return to court on June 5 with counsel and is expected to be charged in district court. The arraignment Tuesday was held in county court because District Judge Claude Appel was out of the city.

Richard, Otto H.
Otto H. Richard - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1925 - Otto H. Richard, age 59, died at the family home, 2528 Pine St., Pueblo, Jan. 8. Body in care of United Davis-Vories.

Richards, Georgia Alneal
Georgia Alneal Richards – Pueblo Chieftain – March 15, 1940 – Richards, Georgia Alneal, funeral services from the Re-Organized Church of Jesus Christ, 1127 East Fourth street, Friday at 3 p.m. To Mountain View.

Richards, Janet K.
Janet K. Richards - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 1987 - Janet K. Richards, April 22, 1987. Wife of Melvin A. Richards. Mother of M. Daniel (Jacque) Richards, Wyoming; Melinda Kay (Kevin) Vice and Melissa Richards, both of Pueblo. Grandmother of Danny, Kelley and David Richards. Daughter of Mary Frances Cooper, Pueblo. Sister of Carol Cooper, New York, and Judy (Sam) Spoone, Pueblo. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceded to death by a sister, Loreen Gall, in 1955; her father, H. Wayne Cooper, in 1961; and a brother, Herman Wayne Cooper Jr., in 1987. She was a language arts teacher at East High School and was a member of the National Education Association, Colorado Education Association, Pueblo Education Association, and Delta Kappa Gamma Honorary Teachers Society. Service, 3 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn. Please omit food and flowers; contributions are encouraged to an East High School Scholarship Fund in her memory.

Richards, Norman P.
Judge Norman P. Richards - Rocky Mountain News - May 26, 1895 - Death of J. B. McCormick and Judge Norman P. Richards in Pueblo. Pueblo, Colorado - May 26, 1895 -Two of the old residents of Pueblo County died early this morning within three hours, John B. McCormick and Judge Norman P. Richards. Mr. McCormick was born in Baltimore in 1823, enlisted in the Seventh Iowa infantry in 1861, and was mustered out at the close of the war as a major. In 1867 he came to Pueblo County and had lived here ever since, occupying the same house in East Pueblo for twenty-two years. He served as alderman, and was at one time acting mayor. He became an Odd Fellow in 1844 and held the highest positions in the Colorado order. A year ago, the fiftieth anniversary of his initiation was celebrated at Denver. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon under the auspices of the Odd Fellows and the G. A. R. Stomach troubles and a combination of diseases caused his death after an illness of three months. He leaves a widow and seven children. Ex-Judge Norman P. Richards of the county court was born in Maine in 1820, and his boyhood was spent on the sea. He studied law and came to Colorado in 1860, locating at Denver, where he lived for ten years, engaging in the practice of his profession. He was county judge here from 1875-1879. Neuralgia of the stomach caused his death after a brief illness. He leaves a widow and one son, A. E. Richards. Judge Richards was a Knight Templar and a thirty-second degree Mason, and that order will take charge of his funeral tomorrow afternoon.

Richardson, Alex
Alex Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 09, 2002 - Alex Richardson passed away suddenly on Feb. 27, at his home. He was born March 19, 1912, and lived his whole life in Pueblo. He is survived by his son, Dan Richardson; and wife, Barbara of Oak View, Calif.; granddaughter, Valerie of San Mateo, Calif.; grandson, Kevin Richardson; and stepson, Gary (Meg) Miller, and their children, Holly and Gabe of Fairbanks, Ark. Alex was preceded in death by his first wife, Christine Richardson; and second wife, Mary Miller. Fishing was a lifelong passion. He was proud to be the oldest active member of the Pueblo YMCA, and most pleased to be a lifelong member of the Elks and Eagles. Alex worked at the CF&I for 38 years in the Power Department. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, March 11 at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pueblo YMCA building fund through the funeral home office in his memory.

Richardson, Amelia Dell
Amelia Dell Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2005 - Amelia Dell Richardson, 67, born Feb. 21, 1938, and passed away Aug. 13, 2005. Survived by her loving cousin, Patricia Beckman of Pueblo; aunt, Nettie Richardson of Pueblo; and numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by her parents, John Robert and May Dell Richardson. There will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The family may be contacted at the home of Pat Beckman, 54 Radcliff Lane.

Richardson, Ancil A.
Ancil A. Richardson - Denver Post - November 23, 1998 - Ancil A. Richardson of Denver, a retired baker, died Nov. 10 in Denver. He was 84. Services were Nov. 13 at Family Funeral Care. Interment was in Hampden Memorial Gardens. He was born July 21, 1914, in Williamsburg, Ky. On Dec. 24, 1933, he married Louise Pritchard in Walsenburg. She preceded him in death. He was a baker for Continental Baking Co. His interests included fishing, gardening and baseball. He is survived by two sons, Thomas, Denver, and Larry, Lakewood; two daughters, Patty Huftaker, Denver, and Wanda Rice, Lakewood; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Richardson, Bernita
Bernita Richardson - Akron Pioneer Press - July 13, 1923 - Bernita Richardson, 18 year-old daughter of William Richardson, living three miles north of West Cliffe, was drowned in Grape creek, a half mile below the Deweese dam and reservoir. The girl was wading and dropped into a deep pool. Men close by endeavored to rescue the child, but because of the depth of the pool and swiftness of the stream it was forty-five minutes before the body was recovered.

Richardson, Dennis J.
Dennis J. Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2005 - Dennis J. Richardson passed away Dec. 23, 2005. He is survived by brothers, Brian and Todd Richardson; half brother, Wayne Martin; sisters, Carolyn Reeves and Tara Davis. Dennis enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with friends and family. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Southwest Church of Christ.

Richardson, Dorothy M.
Dorothy M. Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2005 - Dorothy M. Richardson, 90, of Pueblo, passed away February 15, 2005. She was born April 6, 1914 in Lawton, Okla. Survived by brothers, Floyd Armstrong of Pueblo; Cecil (Katey) Armstrong of Olney Springs. Sisters, Faye Barber of Pueblo; Marge (Melvin) Heidt of Denver; Ethel (Roy) Stamps of Washington; Gladis Freeman of Idaho. Children, Peggy Drew, Dorisine (Owen), Russell, Vernia (Sue) Richardson, Kenny Ray Richardson, all of Pueblo. Nancy (Roger) Steinmetz of PA. Grandchildren, Kenneth, Douglas & Lorine Drew; Gary, Stacy & Donna Sue Richardson; Colleen Little, Thomas Russell & numerous great-grandchildren. Cremation at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Richardson, Frank
Frank Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1978 - Frank E. Richardson, passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 1978. He was residing at the Four Seasons Nursing Home. Complete announcement later. Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 1978 - Frank E. Richardson, Pueblo resident since 1936, late of 2515 Pitman, passed away at Parkview Episcopal Hospital Jan. 7, 1978. Mr. Richardson attended First Foursquare Gospel Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mabel Richardson, and three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Iona Evett, Scottsboro, Ala., Robert Richardson, Pueblo; Betty Field, Oklahoma City, Okla., Wallace Richardson, Pueblo, and Mrs. Iva Hise, Albuquerque, N.M. Twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive. Service, Valhalla-Comer Garden Chapel, 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Jim Hammond, pastor First Foursquare Gospel Church, officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The Family may be contacted at 1805 E. 12th.

Richardson, George T.
George T. Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 1998 - George T. Richardson, 79, of Fowler, died Dec. 16, 1998. Services, 2 p.m. today, Dec. 18, 1998, at First Baptist Church in Fowler. Burial with Masonic Honors at Fowler Cemetery. Family prefers memorials to Shriner's Hospital. He retired from PAD in April 1983 with 30 years of service in the printing department.

Richardson, J. D.
J. D. Richardson - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - June 9, 1963 - Puebloan Killed in Accident near Monument - A man died of a crushed chest and a possible broken neck when the tractor and trailer he was driving left U. S. Highway 83-87 and rolled over early Saturday morning, the State patrol reported. J. D. Richardson, 41, of Pueblo was traveling south a half mile south of Monument when he apparently fell asleep. His truck left the road, went 100 feet on the loose gravel ridge to the left of the highway, then 70 feet thru the median and 79 feet across the northbound lanes, finally rolling over and traveling 50 feet more on its top, the report said. State Patrolman G. W. Baumgardner investigated the accident.

Richardson, Jack Alfred
Jack Alfred Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2003 - Jack Alfred Richardson, 72, born Feb. 15, 1931, in Trinidad, Colo., to the union of Walter and Nettie Richardson. Passed away Thursday, May 1, 2003, at his home after a long illness. Preceded in death by his father, Walter G. Richardson. Survived by his wife, Norma Jeanne (Hockman) Richardson; sons, Dan (Alice), David, Dana (Paula), Jamie (Beth); by his daughter, Sharol (Jim) McVicars. Also survived by his mother, Nettie; and brother, James Richardson; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mr. Richardson retired from Westplains Electric in 1993 and was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses since his baptism in 1950. He enjoyed speaking of a time when God's promise of an earthly paradise would be fulfilled, a time when Satan's rule would end and a time when the true prince of peace would bless all of mankind, Rev. 21:3-5 and Isaiah 9:6-7. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 3, 2003, at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2203 E. 13th, Pueblo, Colo., at 2 p.m. A gathering for friends and family will be announced at the memorial. Cremation has taken place.

Richardson, James A.
James A. Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 1987 - James A. Richardson, 71, passed away on April 3, 1987. Mr. Richardson is survived by his wife, Betty Richardson; and his two children, Lee (Pat) Richardson of Pueblo and Raymond Richardson of Oregon. He also is survived by his two sisters, Willadean (Severin) Pfannenstiel of Pueblo and Pat (James) Law of Arizona; his brother, Harol (Sandy) Richardson of Penrose; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. Mr. Richardson was preceded in death by his sister, Ellanor Beeman, in 1985. He was born in Ethel, Mo., on Sept. 11, 1915. Mr. Richardson was a retired foreman general from Pueblo Depot Activity. Visitation hours from noon until 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 1987, at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Last Supper, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 45 Calhoun. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to Pueblo Heart Association, in care of Imperial Funeral Home.

Richardson, Judith Ann
Judith Ann Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2002 - Judith Ann Richardson, 62, of Pueblo, passed away July 13, 2002. Survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Albert Richardson; parents, Joe and Dorothy Waples; children, Dean Richardson, Ron (Vickie) Richardson, Kim (Gary) DiTomaso; brother, Joe Waples Jr.; sisters, Penny (Bill) Yarberry and Becky (Jim) Bartmess; grandchildren, Andy, Ryan, Kayla, Kasey and Kristi; and numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, family members and friends. Judith was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew her. Special thanks to Dr. Christian Stjernholm for all his compassion and care through her illness. At her request, no viewing. A memorial service is set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Family will receive friends at 2613 Eighth Ave. immediately following the service.

Richardson, Linda C.
Linda C. Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 1999 - Linda C. Richardson, 49, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 1, 1999, at home. She is remembered as a loving wife of David Richardson; daughter of George and Elizabeth White; mother of Franklin (Sheila) Wirch and Robert Wirch; grandmother of Emerauld, Francesca and Madeleine Wirch; stepmother of Justin, Paul and Aaron Richardson; sister of Susan (George) Kratzer, Donna (John) Galvagni and Dennis (DJ) White. Also survived by special nieces, Rebecca, Jenny-Rose and Bridget White. She loved working with co-workers and residents at University Park Care Center. She was a longtime member of Steel City Eagles. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at Broadway Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, Linda requested donations be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice at 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Richardson, Mabel J.
Mabel J. Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 1984 - Mabel J. Richardson, Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 1984, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, with Father Joseph McGinness officiating. Interment, Roselawn.

Richardson, Maxine E.
Maxine E. Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 1999 - Maxine E. Richardson, lovingly known as Granny," born Jan. 31, 1920, passed away Jan. 21, 1999. Survived by her children, Wanda Keith, Sierra Vista, Ariz., Glenda (Elliott) Milam, Janice (Lynn) Murray, Kathy (Rick) Pavol and Paula (Dan) Atchison, all of Pueblo, and Robert (Rhonda) Richardson, Sherman, Texas- 10 grandchildren- and 19 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Edward Ted" Richardson- son, John Richardson- son-in-law, Vernon Keith- and great-grandson, Keith Milam. She retired from the Dana Corp., having worked there from 1950 to 1972. Maxine was an avid golfer and a true Broncos fan. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. There will be no viewing. Family may be contacted at 1905 Lynwood.

Richardson, Myrtle D.
Myrtle D. Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 1986 - Myrtle D. Richardson, 72, Cleveland, Texas, passed away Feb. 1, 1986, in Houston, Texas. She was a native of Reading, Vt., and a former resident of Pueblo. Her occupation was nursing. Memorial services were held 7 p.m. Feb. 3, at Magnolia Baptist Church in the Magnolia community with the Rev. Joe Brady officiating. Surviving are sons, Wayne H. Richardson, Pequot Lakes, Minn.; Douglas I. Richardson, Altamonte Springs, Fla.; daughter, Helen Mizell, Cleveland, Texas; brother, Floyd Douglas, Adrian, Mich., and 14 grandchildren.

Richardson, Nanci Mae
Nanci Mae Richardson – Albuquerque Journal - February 05, 1999 - Nanci Mae Richardson, 55, a resident of Albuquerque, died Monday, February 1, 1999. She was born in Pueblo, CO on February 18, 1943. She is survived by her daughters, Kathy House and husband, Sean of Rio Rancho and Sherri Bingert and husband, John of Jemez Springs; son, Bill Richardson of Albuquerque; mother, Margaret Cable of Canon City, CO; sister, Mary Margaret Hewes and husband, George of Littlestown, PA; brother, David Pitcher and wife, Jan of Wichita, KS; four grandchildren, Andrew, Emily, Shelby and Cobi; and many close friends and extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Richardson; and her father, William Marion Pitcher. Services will be held Saturday, 4:00 p.m., at St. John's United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona NE, with Rev. Charles E. Price officiating. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Friday, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Association, 216 Truman NE 87108. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.

Richardson, Robert Ray
Robert Ray Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2006 - Robert Ray Richardson, born Nov. 23, 1955, passed away Feb. 16, 2006 in Sherman, Texas. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Maxine Richardson, and one brother Johnny. He is survived by his loving wife Rhonda Bell of Sherman, Texas, two daughters, Courtney (Bryan) Montoya of Pueblo, Colo., Trystan Bell of Sherman, and one Granddaughter, Teagan Montoya. He is also survived by his sisters, Wanda Keith of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Glenda (Elliott) Milan, of Pueblo, Janice (Lynn) Murray of Pueblo, Kathy (Rick) Pavol of Fort Mohave, Ariz. and Paula (Danny) Atchison of Pueblo. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Feb, 22, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. in the Mountain View Cemetery Chapel, 1315 Acero Ave. Memorial contributions may be made to Robert Richardson Memorial Fund, American Bank of Texas, PO Box 1234, Sherman, Texas, 75091

Richardson, Rosemary
Rosemary Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 2001 - Rosemary Richardson, 59, passed away on Sept. 18, 2001. She is predeceased by her mother, Fern Cox, in 2000; and father, Albert Cox, in 1990. She is survived by son, Kevin Richardson; grandchildren, Brandon (Rondi) Richardson, Crystal Harmon, Elisha Richardson and Trae Richardson; one great-grandchild, Uriah Richardson. Rosemary is also survived by her grandfather, Elmo Cranford; sisters, Pamala McConnel and Ilona Millison; brother, Alford Cox; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. With the exception of residing for three years in Laughlin, Nev., Rosemary lived her entire life in Pueblo, working as a medical records technician at the Colorado State Hospital and Department of Corrections. She was a devoted mother/grandmother and took great pride in her family. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Following graveside services, the family invites you to join them at the family home, 1727 Claremont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Richardson, Samuel
Samuel Richardson – Pueblo Chieftain – October 5, 1926 – The body of Samuel Richardson was forwarded to Denver, Monday, October 4, by The Davis Mortuary.

Richardson, Thomas M.
Thomas M. Richardson – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – August 15, 1872 – Died – At Canon City, Colorado on Sunday, the 11th inst., Mr. Thomas M. Richardson, aged about 45 years.

Richardson, Velma M.
Velma M. Beisel Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2001 - Of Pueblo passed away March 26, 2001. She was born Nov. 8, 1920, in Marion, Kan., to Gotfred and Juliann Beisel. She spent her lifetime doing, giving and caring for others, as this was her special gift. She and her husband, Red, owned a trucking business, where she was the bookkeeper and known as "Mom" to their employees. During her 60 years of marriage to L.L. "Red" Richardson, who survives her, they endured many challenges and happy times together, from the Depression to the pure joy of their children and grandchildren. She was a true homemaker. She is remembered for putting a wonderful meal on the table, being a companion and business partner to her husband, an attentive and giving mother, and graciously giving of her time and love to all who knew her. She always instilled how special family is to her daughters, Judy (Charles) Scott and Amy (John) Pilger. She dearly loved and cherished her grandchildren, Tyler J. Pilger, Todd J. (Jane Hamilton) Pilger; and Tim J. Pilger, who passed away January 2001. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with The Rev. Dr. David Chambers officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations are made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst, Pueblo, CO 81004.

Richardson, Zella M.
Zella M. Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 1950 - Zella M. Richardson, Rt. 54, Box 207, Eastwood, local hospital Friday. Wife of Frankie E. Richardson. Mother of Iona Mae, Robert, Jean, Betty Marie, Wallace Earl and Iva Earline. Sister and sister-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Donald and Ester Young, and Dan and Anna Young, Pueblo, Floyd and Elma Young. Guthrie, Okla., and sister of Fred Young, Calipatria, Calif. Daughter of Bert Young, Pueblo and niece of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Currah, Pueblo. Services Rouch chapel Monday 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. M. M. Mott, pastor of the Park Hill Christian church officiating. To Valhalla.

Richeson, Arlene
Arlene Webb Richeson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2006 - Arlene Webb Richeson, 94, went to be with the Lord July 20, 2006. Survived by her children, Dona (Paul) Cason, Pueblo, Ken (Pat) Richeson, Williamsburg, Va., Ray (Linda) Richeson, Centennial, Colo.; sister, Edna Rae Moody, Grand Junction, Colo.; brother, Kenneth (Margaret) Webb, Eckert, Colo.; grandchildren, Brad and Renee Cason, Robin Verschoor, Kent, Scott, Randy and John Richeson and Sara Snell. Also survived by 15 great-grandchildren. Arlene is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, A.K. Richeson; sisters, Velma and Anna; and brother, Bob. She was born in Ca–on City, Colo., Dec. 5, 1911, to Robert and Clara Webb. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Gideon's International and her Christian Challengers Sunday School Class. Special thanks to Dr. Stjernholm and the staff at Life Care Center for the wonderful care they gave Arlene. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at the First Baptist Church, 405 W. Ninth St., with the Rev. James Harley officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to the First Baptist Church direct, or through Montgomery & Steward.

Richey, Ethel N.
Ethel N. Richey - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2003 - Ethel N. Richey, 86, passed away March 17, 2003. Preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Clarkson Amidon. Survived by her children, Kenneth Richey, Robert (Sylvia) Richey and Charles (Anna Rose) Richey, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Nancy (Tom) Mallard, Karen (Mark) Garcia, Paula (Mark) Light, Tony (Donna) Richey, Annett Richey and Cindi (Ken) McCombs; and by eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Evelyn Amidon of St. Paul, Minn.; and by three nieces and nephews. She was a member of Eagles No. 145 for several years. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Joseph Church with interment at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 28900 County Farm Road. For further information, see www.mem.com.

Richey, Mabel O.
Mabel O. Richey - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2004 - Mabel O. Richey passed away May 18, 2004, in Pueblo. Mable was born March 31, 1911, in Braymer, Mo., to Charles and Hattie Kasper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Arlo Richey in 1992; her parents; two sisters and one brother. Mabel's survivors include her children, Pat Richey of Michigan, and C. Lowell (Susan) Richey of Iowa; grandchildren, Heather (Tadd) Gabrielson and Charles Martin Richey; and her great-granddaughter, Payton. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment of her cremated remains will be in the Braymer Cemetery in Braymer, Mo., at a later date.

Richie, Arthur B.
Arthur B. Richie - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2000 - Arthur B. Richie, the last of the WWII fighter pilots, passed away July 19, 2000. "You know how you can tell a cowboy, son?" "How, dad?" "He only talks about cows." In other words, a lifetime commitment. Be it cows, a job or, for Art and Terry, a love affair that lasted 57 years. Those who knew my dad and mom, or who had parents with golden anniversaries, understand. A short story about my mom and dad. Let's talk about Art, the stats. Art was born in Pueblo, Colo., on Sept. 28, 1921, to Arthur B. Richie I and Helen Divelbiss Richie, also born in the neighborhood, Swallows, up river and Boggs Flat on the St. Charles; enough family tree. Art had a childhood filled with changes. Art lost his father at age 6 to a railroad accident in the Gorge, worked for the D&RG and lived through the Great Depression, but Helen Richie raised a very handsome, strong, intelligent man. Art studied constantly and when the Americans joined WWII, Art took the entrance exam for Army Aircorp Officers School. He scored high and went off to the war and to find my mom, Bridget T. Kilcoyne born in Forforshire, Scotland, on March 29, 1925. She passed away June 26, 2000. From hoghead on the D&RG to P47 Thunderbolt pilot in the European Air Offensive, Art distinguished himself by winning the Air Medal and three Oak Leaf Clusters and the Flying Cross and one Oak Leaf Cluster. Meanwhile, stationed outside London, dad procures a motorcycle and heads off to London to the destiny that Bridget "Terry" Kilcoyne shared: B-17 escort, dogfighting and scraffing during the week and my mother and he on the weekends. Probably not so much matter of fact, I happened -- Arthur B. Richie Jr. Art also had a second tour to Korea as a wing intelligence officer. He served with distinction, receiving the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal. Art returned to Pueblo to work at the CF&I Steel Mill as a hoghead until he retired. Art had some regrets at the end. He felt with his battle with cancer, he was paying for the things he had done during WWII. I think now of those 57 years that Art and Terry clung to each other. They turned the bitter seed of their war generation into love and light, through thick and thin, sickness and in health. Art and Terry would like to thank posthumously the following: for Bridget T. Richie, all the staff at Life Care Center, South, the staff at St. Mary-Corwin. For Arthur B. Richie: Dr. Sloan and staff for helping him fight a long battle with cancer, Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their guidance and loving support, St. Mary-Corwin 5100 staff, the Huerfano Medical Center and the VA nursing facility. As for me, the son of a heroic, intelligent, tender and loving father and the son of a beautiful, vivacious, loving mother - I feel fortunate to have had such wonderful, loving parents. Neighbors, friends and family will miss my mom and dad's 57-year romance, until death do they part. Both Art and Terry have been cremated in the Davis Crematory.

Richie, Bridget T.
Bridget T. Richie - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 2000 - Bridget T. Richie passed away June 26, 2000, in Pueblo. Bridget was born March 29, 1925, in Forforshire, Scotland, to Patrick and Bridget O'Donnell Kilcoyne and had lived in Pueblo since 1945. Mrs. Richie was employed as a receptionist for Martin Music for many years. She is survived by her husband, Arthur B. Richie of Pueblo; a son, Arthur B. (Donna) Richie of La Veta; six sisters; and two grandchildren. There will be no public viewing or services. Cremation in the Davis Crematory.

Richie, Edith E.
Edith E. Richie - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 1998 - Edith E. Richie, 100, was born Feb. 13, 1898, in Blairsville, Ga. She passed away Sept. 17, 1998, in Pueblo at the Life Care Center. Preceded in death by her husband, Elmer T. Richie. She is survived by her granddaughter, Donna (Terry) Harris- her son, Craig- and numerous nieces and nephews. She attended Western State College in Gunnison, and was a teacher for 20 years. She taught in Delta and Reed, Colo. Member of the following Masonic organizations: Beauceant, Daughters of the Nile, Eastern Star and the White Shrine. She was quite active in her garden club and dearly loved to make flower arrangements. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church in Pueblo since 1914. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, at the First Baptist Church. Cremation, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may contribute to a charity of their choice.

Richie, Harriett E.
Harriett E. Richie - Pueblo Chieftain - October 9, 1914 - The funeral of Mrs. Harriett E. Richie one of the pioneer women of Pueblo county was held at her late home yesterday 2:30 p.m. from Swallows. The Rev. Conley conducted the service and spoke of the beautiful life of the deceased. The pallbearers were selected from the old timers, W. R. Hamlin, S. F. Woods, W. H. Harney, Hal Wells, Sam McBride, W. P. Conney. The flower bearers were Mrs. Nitelen and Mrs. McBride. The choir sang: "I Need Thee Every Hour" and "Calling Today," at the grave "Rock of Ages." The interment was in the Swallows cemetery in charge of Davis and Vories.

Richman, Carl Bryant
Carl Bryant Richman -Walsenburg World-Independent - January 5, 1944 - Carl Bryant Richman, for many years a resident of La Veta, died at a Pueblo hospital last night. He was born May 24, 1873, in Hancock, Mich., and died at the age of 70 years. He is survived by his wife; by four sons, Carlos, Louis and Chester, all members of the armed services; and John of Denver; and by one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Brewer of Alamosa. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Unfug-Peet mortuary. Carl Bryant Richman - Huerfano World - January 4, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1944: Died, Carl Bryant Richman, 71 leaving his wife, sons Carlos, John, Chester and John and daughter Dorothy Brewer.

Richmond, Ardath Fern
Ardath Fern (Orendorff) Richmond - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 26, 2006 - Ardath Fern (Orendorff) Richmond, 85, of Colorado Springs, CO passed away November 22, 2006, at Crystal Home Care in Manitou Springs, Colorado. She was born June 11, 1921, in Columbus, Nebraska to Mable and John Orendorff (who preceded her in death). Ardath married Russell Calvert, from this union they had four children: Robert, Loa, Russell and Ardath Susan. Her husband Russell passed away in 1964. Ardath married Ernest L. Richmond June 11, 1982, who from a previous marriage had three children: Phyllis, Carol and Gherald. Ardath worked at the US Forest Service for several years and the Pueblo Dept for thirteen years, and owned and operated a restaurant in Pueblo for several years. Ardath is survived by 11 Grandchildren and 17 Great-Grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephew and a lot of friends. Ardath enjoyed reading, music, a lot of hand crafts and photography. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 from 4-7 p.m. at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel, 3825 Airport Rd, 80910 with her burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crystal Home Care, 316 Clarksley Rd., Manitou Springs, CO 80829.

Richter, Catherine
Catherine Moore Richter - Huerfano World - February 8, 1990 - Catherine Moore Richter, 101, died recently in Long Beach, CA. Born in La Veta on May 15, 1888, she was the daughter of John and Irena Coffey Moore, who came to La Veta in 1876 to operate a general store. She was a former art teacher at Western State College of Colorado in Gunnison and won acclaim as a painter, sketch artist, lithographer, weaver, woodcarver and writer. She wrote her autobiography last year at the age of 100. She is survived by her daughter Elsa Hopkins, Carlsbad, CA and her son Dr. Henry L. Richter Jr., Arcadia, CA.

Richter, Doris
Doris Richter - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1998 - Doris Richter, 77, of Rocky Ford, died Oct. 4, 1998, at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 15, 1921, in Maryville, Mo., to Emery Johnson and Faye Agnes Dale. She was a homemaker. Preceded in death by parents and one brother. Survived by brothers, Harold Johnson, Rocky Ford, R.D. Johnson, Manzanola, and Jere Johnson, Houston, Texas. Funeral, 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, Crown Hill Chapel, Crown Hill Cemetery, Denver.

Richter, Nigel J.
Nigel J. Richter - Pueblo Chieftain - November 04, 2001 - Nigel J. Richter, 46, passed away Oct. 31, 2001. Services will be held in Rock County, Wis.

Rick, Dorothy M.
Dorothy M. Rick - Selma Enterprise - September 1, 2004 - Selma, CA - Hanford resident Dorothy M. Rick, 82, formerly of San Diego, died Aug. 24 in a Hanford hospital. Dorothy was a retired switchboard operator for J C Penney in San Diego. There will be no visitation. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Glad Tidings Church in Hanford, with burial in Trinidad Cemetery, Trinidad, Colo. Remembrances may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund of Hanford, 9241 13-1/2 Ave., Hanford, CA 93230. Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel.

Rick, Mary Georg'ia'
Mary Georg'ia' (McGovern) Rick - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2005 - Mary Georg'ia' (McGovern) Rick, 74. Born to William and Reha (Faricy) McGovern. Attended Pueblo Catholic Schools, graduating in 1948. Continued on to Pueblo Junior College and graduated in 1950 from the Psychiatric Aide class No. 1. Worked at Colorado State Hospital until 1959. She then traveled throughout the U.S. with her Marine husband and family. In 1977, she became a Realtor and worked at Fountain City Reality until 1984. After moving to California in 1984, she worked in retail sales until returning to Pueblo in 1990. Mary Georg is predeceased by parents; sister, Virginia Marie, first husband, Raymond P. Eklund; sons, Daniel John in 1965, and James A. in 1993. Survived by husband of 46 years, Robert E Rick; children, Paula R. Rick of California, Raymond E. (Susie) Rick of California, Mary V. Rick, Gus R. (Theresa) Rick and William R. (Sherrill) Rick all of Pueblo. Four grandchildren, Brandon S. Rick, Kayla M. Rick, Anthony J. Rick, and Dylan J. Rick, all of Pueblo; sister, Joan McCullah of Pueblo; and brother, John W. (Judy) McGovern of Colorado Springs; as well as several nieces and nephews. Charter member of Our Lady of the Meadows parish and ladies alter society. Recipient of the Golden Circle for 55 years membership of Beta Sigma Phi. Member of Eagles No. 145 ladies auxiliary. Reception of the Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, at the Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, Our Lady of the Meadows Parish, 23 Starling Drive, Pueblo. Contributions can be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Our Lady of the Meadows Parish.

Rickard, Jewell Bishop
Jewell "Judy" Bishop Rickard - Colorado Springs Gazette - August 22, 1995 - Jewell "Judy" Bishop Rickard, 69, a homemaker and avid genealogist, died Aug. 18, 1995, at her home in Pueblo. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2nd Ward, 4720 Surfwood, Pueblo, with Bishop Tim Heaton officiating. Burial will be at Elizabeth Cemetery in Elizabeth. Mrs. Rickard was born April 19, 1926, in Kiowa to W.H. Ernest and Jessie Pearl (Daniels) Bishop. She was married Oct. 1, 1943, in Pueblo to Harold A. Rickard, who is deceased. Mrs. Rickard had lived in Cobleskill, N.Y., from 1963 to 1977, and then moved to Colorado Springs, where she lived from 1977 to 1986. She moved to Pueblo in 1986. Mrs. Rickard had an associate's degree from Pikes Peak Community College and a bachelor's degree in behavioral science from the University of Southern Colorado, where she graduated phi theta kappa in 1984. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2nd Ward, in Pueblo. She was a librarian for the Family History Center in Pueblo. She is survived by three sons, Steven of Garland, Texas; H. Michael of Denver; and C. Daniel of Groton, Conn.; and four daughters, Henrietta Palmer of Colorado Springs; Judith Rickard of Vienna, Va., Rebecca Dolan of Fountain; and Suzanne Nope of Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. She is also survived by a brother, Clifford Brown of Pueblo, and by a sister, Pauline Wheeler of Colorado Springs. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 2910 Beacon St., Colorado Springs 80907.

Rickelman, Benson Francis
Benson Francis "Ben" Rickelman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2003 - Benson Francis "Ben" Rickelman, 83, retired attorney and judge, passed away on Oct. 28, 2003, in Pueblo West, Colo. He was born on Jan. 30, 1920, in Effingham, Ill., to Harry and Bertha Rickelman who preceded him in death, along with his brother, Maurice Rickelman of Effingham. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Jeannette; three children, Henry "Harry" J. Rickelman of Arvada, Colo., Mary Cay Spurlin of Commerce City, Colo., and Rosemarie Findlow of Holiday Shores, Ill.; sister, Anna Marie Wiedman of Pueblo West, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Joanna, Ben, Hannah, Jeffrey, Amber, Anthony and Kristina. Judge Rickelman was a devout Catholic, World War II veteran and a 4th Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus. Before his health failed, this devoted husband, father, grandfather and uncle was active in the church and community, and in his spare time, enjoyed golf, music, mystery novels and entertaining his grandchildren. A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Nov. 1, 2003, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Pueblo West, Colo.

Ricken, Bertha F.
Bertha F. (Davis) Ricken - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2001 - Age 83, of Pueblo and former La Junta resident, passed from this life at the Life Care Center of Pueblo, on Aug. 20, 2001. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Pueblo with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Recitation of the Rosary and Prayers of Commendation will be held in La Junta at Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick Parish at 2 p.m. Bishop David L. Ricken, Coadjutor Bishop of Cheyenne, will officiate. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery in La Junta. Bertha was born in Ingalls, Kan., to Herman Wesley and Lillie Mae (Schnieder) Davis on Oct. 4, 1917, and was married to G.W. "Bill" Ricken on April 19, 1949, in Dodge City, Kan. Bertha completed training as a registered nurse at St. Anthony Hospital in Dodge City, Kan., in 1941. She entered the Nurse Corps of the U.S. Navy in 1943, doing tours of duty in California, Idaho and Hawaii. She was honorably discharged a lieutenant in 1946. Following her military service, Bertha worked at St. Anthony and Trinity Hospitals, Kansas State Veterans Home in Fort Dodge, Kan., and La Junta Medical Center Nursing Home, retiring in 1978. Survived by sons, Mark A. (Linda) Ricken of Flagler, Colo., and Bishop David L. Ricken of Cheyenne, Wyo.; daughter, Carol A. Ricken of Pueblo; sister, Nellie Swanson of Galva, Ill.; grandson, Christian Alan Ricken, step granddaughters, Lori and Leslie; step-great-grandchildren, Brittany, Luke and Sydney; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bertha was preceded in death by her husband, G.W. "Bill" Ricken; parents; three brothers (Ira, Jim and Jack); and three sisters (Ruth, Vera and Mary Rosalia). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ricken Family Endowed Scholarship Fund of Newman University in Wichita, Kan., or the Ricken Family Seminary Burse of the Diocese of Pueblo or the Alzheimer's Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter. All donations care of the funeral home.

Ricken, Gregory L.
Gregory L. Ricken - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1997 - Gregory L. Ricken, 43, of 32900 County Road 11, Las Animas, died Aug. 26, 1997, at his home. Rosary service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday with Mass of commendation to follow at 10 a.m. Friday. Both services will be at St. Mary Catholic Church, Las Animas. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, La Junta. Horber Funeral Chapel, Las Animas, Colorado

Ricken, William
William Ricken - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 1987 - William Ricken, 93, died March 22, 1987, at La Junta where he had been a resident for the past 47 years. Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25. Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 26. Both services at La Junta Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Father David Ricken will be officiating. Mr. Ricken was born in Lorup, Germany, on March 24, 1893. The son of Gerhurd and Margaret Ricken. He came to the U.S. in 1911, settling at Covington, Ky. Mr. Ricken married Christina Hanekamp on July 27, 1916, in Covington and the couple moved to Dodge City, Kan. in 1920 where he went to work for the Santa Fe Railway. He transferred to La Junta in September 1940. Mr. Ricken retired in 1958. He was a member of Carmen of America. Survivors include eight children, seven daughters-in-law and one son-in-law: G.W. and Bertha Ricken, La Junta; Mary Margaret Watkins, Denver; Alvin and Tommy Lou Ricken, Pocatello, Idaho; Paul and Madonna Ricken, Pasadena, Calif.; Joe and Ruth Ricken, Fresno, Calif.; Doris and Harold Rizzuto, La Junta; Bob and Jerry Ricken, La Junta; Leroy and Kay Ricken, Las Animas; Vern Ricken, Elk Grove, Calif.; sister, Tekla Schmedthans, Lorup, Germany; 30 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews in Germany. Preceded in death by wife, Christina, in January 1979 and one son, John Ricken, in January 1982.

Rickert, Norma E.
Norma E. Rickert - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 2000 - Norma E. Rickert passed away at home Oct. 30, 2000, following a lengthy illness. Born March 31, 1921, in Clinton, Okla. She is preceded in death by her parents, Rita and Marvin Nimmo; brother, Bill Nimmo; nephew, Bill Nimmo Jr.; grandson, Kevin Ray Bleiker; former husband, George J. Rickert; and her precious poodle, Tiger. Norma is survived by two daughters, Julianne Hart-Bankier of Beulah, Colo., and Sandi Lynn Bruce of Pueblo; grandchildren, Kimre Coronado of San Antonio, Texas, Keri Bleiker of Beulah, Colo., Melanie Bruce of Pueblo; and one great-grandchild, Kris Coronado of San Antonio, Texas. Norma retired from Diodosio wholesale liquors. She devoted several years to the care of both parents in their home. Norma will be remembered mostly by her gift of laughter, kind heart, and incredible knowledge. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. At her request, graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food or flowers. Contributions can be made in her name to Vineland United Methodist Church, 1587 36th Lane, Vineland, CO 81006 or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, CO 81004.

Rickes, Yvonne
Yvonne Rickes - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 1999 - Yvonne Rickes, 82, passed away Dec. 24, 1999, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Denver.

Ricks, Edna F.
Edna F. Ricks - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 1986 - Edna F. Ricks, 92, a Pueblo resident for 30 years, late of 1104 W. 18th, passed away March 16, 1986, at the residence of her granddaughter, Sandy (Peter) Beizaee. Mrs. Ricks was preceded in death by her husband, Sam W. Ricks, and a son, Sam W. Ricks Jr. She is survived by 13 children, Blanche Iiams, Wyonna (Claude) McPhail, Beulah (Bill) Scharton, Jake (Lillian) Ricks, Lou (Carl) Ruzanski, and Mae (Leon) Miller, all of Pueblo; Paul (Violet) Ricks of Henderson, Ky., Glen (Bill) Ricks, and June (Caldwell) Beck, both of Chelsea, Okla., Oleta (Theodore) Quigley of Talihina, Okla., Jack (Helen) Ricks of Loveland, Billy (Mary Ann) Ricks of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Everett (Pat) Ricks of Canon City; 31 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; one sister, Etta Summers of Davenport, Okla.; and one brother, Earl Casper of Tyler, Texas. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Duke Brown of the Park Hill Christian Church officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 1104 W. 18th or 1320 Alexander Circle.

Rico, Raymundo
Raymundo Rico - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 1998 - Raymundo Rico, 97, of Weston, Colo., entered into eternal rest on Feb. 9, 1998, in Pueblo, where he had made his home for a short time. He was born in Torres, Colo., on Jan. 15, 1901, to the union of Felipe Rico and Teodorita Deaguerro, who both predecease him. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 69 years, Maria Soledad Rico- by first born son, Fred Rico- one sister- three brothers- two grandchildren- one great-grandchild- and son-in-law, Gilbert Bueno. Survivors are children, Elvera (John) Roberto, Jacksonville, Fla., William (Anita) Rico, Mesa, Ariz., Joseph Rico, Cecelia Bueno, Anna (Glenn) Johnson, all of Pueblo, Rose (Guillermo) Guerrero, Seattle, Wash., Frederick Rico, Colorado Springs, Maria (Isaac) Archuleta, Northglenn, Phillip (Beatrice) Rico, Trinidad- 36 grandchildren- 52 great-grandchildren- one great-great-grandchild- numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members including, Henry (Elsie) Tafoya, Segundo, Colo. Raymundo was a coal miner, having worked in area mines for more than 40 years until his retirement. He was a member of UMWA Local 9856. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, at Holy Trinity Church. Interment, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Family will greet friends at St. Joseph's Hall immediately following the funeral services. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce-Coal Miners Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 17, Trinidad, Colo. 81082.

Ricotta, Frank A.
Frank A. "Ray" Ricotta - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2003 - Frank A. "Ray" Ricotta, was born Nov. 14, 1923, and passed away June 13, 2003. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Mary Ricotta; his brother, Francesco; sisters, Judith Stepich, Josephine VanCino and Adelaide Dixon. Survived by his wife, Tina; sons, David (Roni) Ricotta, Pueblo; Steven R. (Lucinda) Ricotta, Florence, Colo.; daughters, Francene Geiger, Maize, Kan.; Janie Fitzpatrick of Pueblo; and Gerry (Sam) Faraj of Goddard, Kan.; grandchildren, Amy, Carrie and Matt Ricotta, Michael and Brandon Geiger, Steven and Jessica Ricotta, Donald Cerise, Darrin Faraj, Jerrianne Garcia, Leila Wilson and Saraj Faraj; ten great-grandchildren; his sister, Edith Smith; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Ray served for four years in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He retired from CF&I after 37 years. He loved golfing and bowled in several leagues over the years. He was a member of BPOE Elks No. 90 and Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 145. Visitation, from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Ricottone, Lena
Lena Ricottone - Huerfano World - January 30, 1992 - Lena Ricottone, 82, of Walsenburg, died Friday, Jan. 24, 1992, in Huerfano County Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Walsenburg, Sept. 20, 1909, to Mike and Nora Rey Ricottone, she was one of seven daughters. She was reared in Walsenburg and attended school through the eighth grade. For nearly 50 years she had worked for and then managed Walsenburg Feed Store since 1965. Miss Ricottone was a member of St. Mary Church, Catholic Daughters of America and Huerfano County Hospital Auxiliary. She is survived by a sister, Mickey Falsetto, Walsenburg and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was from St. Mary Church Monday. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Ricottone, Paul
Paul Ricottone - Huerfano World - February 18, 1993 - Paul Ricottone, 86, of Denver, formerly of Aguilar and Walsenburg, died Feb. 14, 1993 at his home. Born June 16, 1906 in Bethlehem, PA, as a young man he worked at CF&I Stores in Morley and Tioga and later was part time owner of Star Grocery in Walsenburg. He then moved to Denver and worked at the United Bank of Denver until his retirement in 1971. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and past president of Walsenburg Rotary Club. Survivors include his wife, Lida, Denver; a brother, William Ricottone, Pueblo; four sisters, Josephine Briggs, Colorado Springs, Jennie Thomas, Denver, Carolyn Malano and Wilma Ruiz, Trinidad; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral mass will be Thursday (today) at 10 a.m. from Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad. Burial will be in Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Rico-Vera, Tammy Jo
Tammy Jo Rico-Vera – Pueblo Chieftain – June 29, 2004 – Tammy Jo Rico-Vera, 41, went to be with the Lord in a peaceful place, June 27, 2004. She was full of life for everyone. Tammy was fun, kindhearted and continually giving. Survived by loving husband, Jose Luis Vera; son, Raymond Rico; parents, Joe Rico and Margaret Rico; siblings, LouAnn Infante, Delores Rico, Anita Clemens, Ray Rico; many nieces and nephews; as well as the children she cared for. Condolences are being accepted at 1218 Eilers, Pueblo, CO, 81006, and Angelus Chapel. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2004, Mount Carmel Catholic Church.

Riddell, Melanie
Melanie Riddell - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 22, 2006 - Melanie Riddell left this life at her home on Thursday, 16 November. She is survived by her mother Rose Trapp of Titusville, Florida; her daughter Krystle Marts (Riddell) of Colorado Springs; her grandchildren Aspyn and Dominic Marts; her brothers Kenneth R. Trapp of Castle Rock, and Darren Trapp of Pueblo. She was preceded in her journey by her father, Kenneth L. Trapp. Melanie was a "Springs" native; a 1977 graduate of Wasson High School; and worked for several Colorado Springs employers - including Riviera Cabinets, Western Forge, Marriott Hotels, Texaco and Current Inc. She will be fondly remembered for her smiling sense of humor, and her unwavering, never-missed-a-game support of the Denver Broncos. A Memorial Service will be held at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel, 3825 Airport Rd., 80910 at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 25. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Denver Broncos Charities 1701 Bryant St. Ste. 1400 Denver, CO 80204.

Riddle, Harold Luddwig
Harold Luddwig Riddle - Greenhorn Valley News - April 10, 1997 - Harold Luddwig Riddle, born July 2, 1899 in Greenbush – St. John's, Michigan, passed away March 30, 1997. Preceded in death by wife and mother of his children, Nellie Mae (Guest) Riddle and children, Robert Dale, Velma Anna (Riddle) Clennin and James Lee, and second wife, Cecil Sebree. Mr. Riddle is survived by grandchildren, Richard (Linda Lou) Clennin III, James (Nevada) Clennin, Linda Clennin Hadden, and Roy (Brenda) Clennin as well as eleven great grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild. Mr. Riddle traveled all over the southwest in a covered wagon and was the oldest living person in the Greenhorn Valley. He was a member of the Colorado Cattleman's Association, The American Hereford Association, Modern Woodsmen, was one of the founders of Rye Home Credit Union, now called Decibel Credit Union, and a member of Rye United Methodist Church. Mr. Riddle's funeral service was held April 3 at the Rye Home United Methodist Church with interment at Brookside Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the Rye Home United Methodist Church. Also ran in the Pueblo Chieftain, with added information: Following the interment a reception will be held at the Rye Home United Methodist Church. Viewing, 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Riddle, Mary R.
Mary R. Riddle - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2001 - Mary R. Riddle passed away May 30, 2001. Survived by her daughter, Bettye (Grant) Anderson, Pueblo; nephew, Rush (Sheri) Sorey; great-nieces, Suzanne, Melissa, Rebecca and Krystal Sorey, all of Lake, Miss.; and numerous cousins. Member of the Methodist Church, Pueblo Chapter No. 7, Order of Eastern Star, and was a founding member of the Over 40 Club. She was born to Agnes Ellen (nee Graham) and Henry Clay Rush in Lake, Miss., and was a Pueblo resident for 46 years. Mary taught in Mississippi, North Carolina, Las Animas and taught and retired from School District No. 70. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, June 2, 2001, from 3 to 5 p.m. Please omit flowers. Those who desire may make memorials to the Animal Welfare Society or to the Al Kaly Shrine Transportation Fund through the funeral home.

Riddle, Wilsie Arthur
Wilsie Arthur Riddle - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 1998 - Wilsie Arthur Riddle, 81, of Pueblo died July 14, 1998, in Pueblo. He was born June 9, 1917, in Springfield, Colo., to William A. Riddle and Elizabeth Crane. He was born in a sod house in Springfield, Colo. In 1925, he moved to Canon City where he attended school, farmed and raised cattle until 1950. He then moved to Westcliffe until 1962, before moving to Colorado Springs where he worked on the Banning and Lewis Ranch until 1982. He maintained Banning and Lewis property in Fowler until 1993, then moved to Pueblo. Preceded in death by wives, Anna Mae Priest, in 1985, Helen Murray, in 1958, and Ruth Young, in 1948, two sisters, Lola Foraker and Ethel Ellis- and one son, Walter Riddle, in 1942. Survived by children, Beverly O'Roake, Englewood, Colo., and Karen (Bill) Schafer, Pueblo, Colo. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, July 16, 1998, at Wilson-Andrews Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Jim Roberts officiating. Burial, Lakeside Cemetery.

Riddock, Virginia
Virginia Riddock - Pueblo Chieftain - December 06, 2003 - Virginia Riddock, 89, passed away Dec. 5, 2003. She is preceded in death by her husband, Mike "Minch" Riddock; her sister, Thelma Kochevar; and her parents, Rudolph and Mary Kochevar. She is survived by her children, Michael (Rosemary) Riddock, Portland, Ore.; Kirk (Florence) Riddock, Michelle Riddock and Kenny (Mary Jane) Riddock, all of Pueblo; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She worked in the food service industry for many years, including working for the Minnequa Club and for Tim McCarthy. At her request, there will be no services. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary Church.

Ridenour, George A.
George A. Ridenour - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 2003 - George A. Ridenour passed away Oct. 30, 2003, in Pueblo. George was born Jan. 22, 1941, in Pueblo, to David and Mable Ridenour. He was employed as a Water Commissioner for the State of Colorado for many years, before his retirement in 1998. George was preceded in death by his father in 1976. His survivors include his wife, MaryAnn, of the family home; children, Chawn (Steve) Spera, Dustin (Stacie) Ridenour; grandchildren, James, Dustin, Colton and Taylor; his mother, Mable Ridenour; sister, Patricia Spicola; and his special friends Terry Furney, Jack Sikes and Danny Marques, all of Pueblo. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Ridenour, Mable
Mable Ridenour - Pueblo Chieftain - March 03, 2004 -Mable Ridenour passed away March 1, 2004, in Pueblo. She was born June 3, 1919, in Pueblo, the youngest of six children to Frank Daman and Bertha Anderson Daman. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David S. Ridenour; her son, George; two brothers and one sister. Mable is survived by her daughter, Patricia Spicola; daughter-in-law, MaryAnn Ridenour; grandchildren, Chawn (Steve) Spera, Dustin (Stacie) Ridenour, Carol (Steve Tapia) Ridenour and David (Heidi) Ridenour; great-grandchildren, James, Brook, Russell, Dustin, Deena, Colton, Timmy, Steven and Taylor; her brother, Pete Daman; and many other nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation for Mrs. Ridenour will be held from noon until 6 p.m. on Thursday, at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 5, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Ridenour, MaryAnn
MaryAnn Ridenour - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 2004 - MaryAnn Ridenour passed away Oct. 29, 2004, in Colorado Springs. MaryAnn was born Oct. 15, 1944, in Pueblo, to Roscoe and Frances Price and was a lifelong Pueblo resident. She was preceded in death by her father; sister, Shirley Rae Price; mother-in-law, Mable Ridenour; and her husband, George A. Ridenour. Her survivors include her children, Chawn (Steve) Spera and Dustin (Stacie) Ridenour, both of Pueblo; her mother, Frances Price of Pueblo; brother, Charles (Dale) Price of Utah; sister-in-law, Patricia Spicola of Pueblo; four grandchildren, James, Dustin, Colton and Taylor; as well as several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation for Mrs. Ridenour will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today, at the mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rider, Viola
Viola Rider - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1997 - Viola Rider of La Junta died Dec. 25, 1997, in La Junta. Graveside services, 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fairview Cemetery.

Ridge, Newell
Newell Ridge - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 1996 - Newell Ridge, 80, Fowler, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1996, at his home. He was a Fowler resident since 1983 and retired in 1980 from Escondido Datsun Nissan dealership. Survived by his wife, Norma, of the family home; daughter, Bonnie (Mel) Spell, Escondido, Calif.; one granddaughter, Laura Lee (Eddie) Spell-Marquez, Temecula, Calif. Service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 1996, at the First Baptist Church in Campo, Colo., Rev. Leon Cummings officiating. Burial in the Campo Cemetery.

Ridge, Walt
Walt Ridge - Huerfano World – August 9, 2001 – In Remembrance - Tomorrow, 27th July 2001 will be the 60th anniversary of the death of two classmates of my Huerfano County High School Class of 1940: Walt Ridge and Bob Hendrix. Walt drowned in Andrews Lake east of Walsenburg, and at the same time Bob drowned in a lake in Canada. The identical Hendrix twins, Robert and Ralph, had enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and had just completed their initial period of training. Walt's funeral took place in the Methodist Church on Wednesday afternoon, July 30th, and Bob's in the Baptist Church on Saturday, August 2nd. Their graves are in the Masonic Cemetery. Ralph, the twinless twin, went on to enlist in the United States Naval Air Corps where he flew a plane based on an aircraft carrier in the pacific. Toward the end of World War II when the desperate Japanese resorted to the suicidal use of the 'Kamikazi," the day came when one struck the carrier Ralph was on, and he perished. His body was buried at sea. To you, Walt Ridge, and Robert and Ralph Hendrix, my perpetual thanksgiving for all your unforgettable gifts and spiritual treasures in my life. Crist Lovdjieff [This is a fragment of the large article submitted by Crist Lovdjieff.]

Ridolfi, Betty Lee
Betty Lee Ridolfi - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 2005 - Betty Lee Ridolfi lost her brief but courageous battle with cancer on July 3, 2005, at the Fluente De Vida Hospice in Pueblo. She was born in Roy, N.M. to Louis Allen and Ruby Olevia Schneider Smith on Oct. 13, 1940. Betty is survived by her beloved husband of 49 years, Louis; her daughters, Donna (Mike) McKenzie and Bernidine Censner of Woodland Park; her son, Michael of Trinidad; and her brother, Ken (Patsy) Smith of San Diego, Calif.; and was the proud and loving grandmother of nine grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Peggy Taylor. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2005, followed by a reception, King of Kings Lutheran Church, located at 2561 Vinewood Lane. A brief graveside service will held at 5 p.m. that same afternoon, at the Woodland Park Cemetery.

Ridolfi, Louis Fulvio
Louis Fulvio Ridolfi - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 27, 2007 - Louis was born on Oct. 22, 1933, in Raton, N.M., to Angelo and Maria Ridolfi. He passed away on Sept. 26, 2007, at Memorial Hospital after a long and courageous battle with lung disease. His loving family was at his bedside at the time of his passing. Louis grew up in Raton, N.M., graduating from Raton High School and attending New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M. He then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After returning from war, he met and married his wife of 49 years, Betty Lee Smith, in 1956. The couple moved to Colorado in 1957 where Louis worked in construction on major projects such as Eisenhower Tunnel, Dillon Reservoir and Cheyenne Mountain (NORAD). In 1966, he began working for Mountain Bell, now known as Qwest, and retired in 1993 after 27 years of service. After Betty passed away in 2005, Louis moved to The Pueblo Regent, an independent retirement community. He resided there until shortly before his death upon which he moved in with his daughter, Donna, and husband, Mike, in Colorado Springs. During his time at the Regent, Louis made many great new friends and continued to enjoy his hobbies - crossword puzzles, poker, watching sports of all types and spending time with friends and family. He also enjoyed watching the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. Also preceding Louis in death are his parents, his stepmother, Elvira Ridolfi, his brothers, Bernadino and Bruno, his sister, Liana, his brother-in-law, Don Cash and his niece, Barbara Ridolfi. Surviving are his three children - Donna McKenzie (Michael), Colorado Springs, Michael Ridolfi (Traci), Trinidad and Bernadine Vayle (Frank), Woodland Park. He was the very proud grandparent of ten grandchildren; Renee, Ryan and Reid Raleigh, Lisa and Derick Carraway, Jacob Censner, Anthony and Audra Ridolfi, and Kristen and Matthew McKenzie. He is also survived by his loving sisters, Lina Cash and Marie Simovich (Johnny), his sisters-in-law, Carolyn Ridolfi and Louise Ridolfi, one brother-in-law, Ken Smith (Patsy) and many wonderful nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Louis' name to The Springs Rescue Mission, 5 West Las Vegas, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 or The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 610 Abbott Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80905. A funeral will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 1:00 p.m. at the Woodland Park Christian Church, 1003 Tamarac Parkway in Woodland Park. The church is located off North Highway 67 east of Shining Mountain Golf Course.

Rieck, Esther Frances
Esther Frances "Fran" Rieck - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2004 - Esther Frances "Fran" Rieck, 98, passed away Feb. 19, 2004. Survived by her daughter, Nancy (Gordon) Bailey of Littleton, Colo.; sister, Roberta Campbell of La Junta; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; cousin, Adeline Macaulay; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd M. Rieck on July 20, 1977; daughter, Mary Frances, on Dec. 17, 1934; two brothers and two sisters. Born April 30, 1905, in Raton, N.M. Fran graduated from La Junta High School in 1923 and married Lloyd on Dec. 24, 1924. Member of the First Baptist Church in La Junta and Order of the Eastern Star, Chivington Chapter 32. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Ray Hawkins officiating. In lieu of food or flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of La Junta or the Colorado Boys Ranch through the funeral home.

Riegel, Glenn
Glenn Riegel - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 1987 - Glenn Riegel, late of 1327 E. 12th Street, passed away Oct. 16, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital after a short illness. Born in Stafford County, Kan., Oct. 31, 1900, longtime Colorado resident. Farmed in the Wilson, Undercliff and Orchard Park areas. Pueblo resident since 1975. Preceded in death by his wife, Marzella, May 1981; and five brothers. Survived by brothers, Guy L. Riegel, Lafayette, Colo.; Woodrow Q. (Eleanor) Riegel, Pueblo. Enjoyed all senior citizen activities, especially the Unique Antique Band. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 1987, at the Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel with Earleen Cornell officiating. Interment, Imperial. Please omit flowers.

Riegel, Woodrow Q.
Woodrow Q. Riegel - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2001 - Passed away Feb. 14, 2001, in Pueblo. Woodrow was born in Ford, Kan., on Nov. 12, 1912, and had lived in this area since 1937. He farmed in the Avondale area for many years before moving into Pueblo, where he was employed by the United Bank. Mr. Riegel was a member of the Avondale Lions Club, the Odd Fellows Lodge and the Cactus Rebekka Lodge, as well as the Divine Science Church in Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor, in 1989, and is survived by his close friends, Latrelle Stock, Nancy Goodenough and Giau Kim Tray. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at 4 p.m. in the Divine Science Church, 115 E. Routt Ave., with Rev. Earleen Cornell officiating.

Rieger, Dorothy
Dorothy Rieger - Huerfano World - February 2, 1995 - Dorothy Rieger, 75, of Colorado Springs, died Jan. 28, 1995 in that city. She was born Jan. 25, 1920 in Charlie, TX, and was a homemaker and a pioneer minister for 36 years with Jehovah's Witnesses. Memorial service was Monday from Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Walsenburg. Cremation. Survivors include three daughters, Janice A. Mahan, Grand Junction, Lillian E. Gile, Walsenburg and Lynette F. Phillips, Lamar; three sons, Walter Rieger, Fruita, Samuel Rieger, Clifton and Mark Rieger, Escondido, CA; six sisters, one brother, 23 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Riegler, William J.
William J. Riegler - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 2000 - William J. Riegler, age 70, passed away Dec. 30, 1999. Survived by his daughter, Rita (Ron) Palmer, Las Vegas, Nev.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild, all of Las Vegas. Also survived by his sisters, Marge Paseka and her family, Pueblo, and Annie Lee, Idaho; nephews, Wayne Lee, Oregon, Richard Lee, Nebraska, Charles Lee, Oregon; nieces, Sheryl Knight, Idaho, and Carol Roges, Oregon; and niece and nephew, Patricia and Robert, of Salida. Preceded in death by his parents, Frank Sr. and Anna Riegler; brothers, Frank, Joe and Charles; and sister, Helen. Mr. Riegler was a member of the SNPJ Lodge. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, Monday, 10 a.m., Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Private inurnment at a later date, Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City, Colo.

Riepenkroger, Winifred J.
Winifred J. Riepenkroger - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2002 - Winifred J. Riepenkroger went to be with the Lord on Oct. 11, 2002. Winifred was born on May 23, 1918, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Elmer and Bessie Rhoades. She is preceded in death by her husband, Herman S. Riepenkroger; son, Melvin Riepenkroger; brothers, Leo Rhoades, Archie Rhoades, Benjamin Rhoades and Harry Rhoades; and sisters, Lois Vela, Doris Kilgore and Maureen Parr. Winnie is survived by her children, Winifred (Jim) Johnson, Herman (Doris) Riepenkroger, Patricia Craig, Donald Riepenkroger, Jerry (Mary) Riepenkroger and Karen (Curtis) Hull. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was employed at the Pueblo Day Nursery for many years and enjoyed her time with the children. Winnie was very active and enjoyed keeping busy with many different interests, including embroidery, traveling to see the sights and visiting her children and grandchildren. She especially loved to take trips to see the aspens in the fall. She will be greatly missed by all, including the friends she made at University Park Care Center. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Central Christian Church. Private inurnment.

Riewoldt, Delia Ethel
Delia Ethel Riewoldt - Pueblo Chieftain - November 01, 1998 - Delia Ethel Riewoldt. Graveside services, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2, at Lakeside Cemetery with Terry Eyman, Chaplin for Sangre de Cristo Hospice-West, officiating.

Riffe, John Vernon
John Vernon Riffe - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 2002 - Age 50, of Billings, Mont., died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at his home. The son of Estes Vernon and Joan Riffe, John was born May 18, 1951, in Anderson, S.C. John received his master's degree from the School of Library Science at the University of South Florida. He had worked 15 years at the public library in Pueblo, Colo., before moving to Billings in 1994 to serve as head of the technical processing department for the Billings Parmly Library. John married Noreen Stringfellow in Pueblo, Colo., March 2, 1985. He was a member of the Teamsters Union, International Brotherhood of Magicians, Montana Library Association and the Arkansas Valley Audubon. John taught Internet classes for SRDA seniors and enjoyed acting and drama. He loved Jimmy Buffet, Mel Torme, movie trivia and was an avid University of Florida Gators fan. Survivors include his wife, Noreen of Pueblo; mother and stepfather, Joan and Curtis Culver of Tampa, Fla.; brother, George (Linda) Riffe of Salt Lake City, Utah; sister, Connie (Rich) Croasdaile of Moreland Hills, Ohio; two stepsisters, Susie (Rodger) Gerstung of Orlando, Fla., Rene (Larry) Lynch of Tallahassee, Fla.; a stepbrother, Chuck Culver of Johnson City, Tenn.; sister and brother-in-law, Merry (Rob) Martin; and mother-in-law, Wilma Stringfellow of Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his father, Estes Riffe; and brother, Mark Steven Riffe. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, Roselawn Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Valley Audubon.

Rigg, Elwyn J.
Elwyn J. Rigg – Pueblo Chieftain – June 29, 2004 – Elwyn J. Rigg, 97, passed away June 26, 2004. Survived by his wife, Ruth Elizabeth Rigg; son, Ronald (Michiko) Rigg of Arvada, Colo.; grandchildren, Kimberly (Jonathan) Kobayashi, Randy (Vicki) Rigg, Danelle (Arden) Hodgins, Kelly (Kari) Rigg, Richard Rigg, Kevin (Darla) Rigg and Terry Rigg; and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wives, Grace J. Rigg on Dec. 3, 1985, and Gladys J. Rigg; and son, Kenneth Rigg in 1996. Elwyn was born April 27, 1907, in Queen City, Mo. He retired from the Open Hearth Mill at CF&I and was a member of Park Hill Christian Church. Viewing at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, and 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday. Funeral service will be held 4 p.m. Friday, July 2, 2004, at Park Hill Christian Church, 1401 E. Seventh Street, with Pastor Charlene Nimmo officiating. Private family interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Riggan, Anna
Anna Riggan – Castle Rock Journal – July 31, 1903 – Mrs. Anna Riggan who was recently declared insane in the county court at this place died at Pueblo last Thursday.

Riggenbach, Minnie M.
Minnie M. Riggenbach - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2000 - Minnie M. Riggenbach, passed away March 11, 2000, in Del Norte, Colo. Minnie was born Aug. 30, 1907, in the Rock Creek area and was a lifetime Monte Vista area resident. Minnie was employed as a LPN for many years before her retirement. She was preceded in death by husbands, Bruce Bogart and W.R. Riggenbach and one son, Loren Bogart. Her survivors include her stepdaughter, Bettie (Bruce) Bond; her son, John (Nancy) Bogart; and sister, Helena Kelling; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2000, in the Monte Vista Cemetery.

Riggin, Parthena
Parthena (Pat) Coe Riggin - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 2003 - Parthena (Pat) Coe Riggin, born July 18, 1929, passed away June 28, 2003. Survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Robert "Bob" Riggin; daughter, Cathy (Rusty) Thimmes of Pueblo; sons, Jim (Pat) of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Richard of Lakewood, Colo., Ray (Julia) of Wheatridge, Colo.; sisters, Sue Ann (Herb) Carnesecca of Lees Summit, Mo., Betty Denno of Cassville, Mo.; grandchildren, Jesse (Shelly) Thimmes, Coleman (Toqua) Thimmes, Jaime, Vanessa, Erica, Nicole, Teague, Dylan and Rayce Riggin, and Ryan Wiley; great-granddaughter, Madison Thimmes; numerous nieces, nephews and great friends. Pat was a member of Central Christian Church for 40 years and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2003, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2003, both at Roselawn Funeral Home. Memorial Service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2003, Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson Ave.

Riggins, Janece
Janece Riggins - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 1998 - Janece Riggins, 74, former longtime Kiowa County resident and more recently of Lamar passed away Sept. 17, 1998. Services, 10 a.m. Monday at the Eads Assembly of God, Eads, Colo. Interment, Eads Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday from 1 until 4 p.m. at the Peacock-Wood Funeral Home.

Riggio, Cary Michael
Cary Michael Riggio - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 2000 - Cary Michael Riggio, age 29, passed away July 2, 2000. He is survived by his parents, Samuel and Judith Riggio; and brothers, Mark (Lynnette) Riggio, Plano, Texas, and Dean Riggio, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and nephew, Daniel Riggio, Plano, Texas. Also survived by his aunts and uncles, Dennis (Kathy) Rosolini, Pueblo, Susan Luttrell, Littleton, Colo., Lynette (Don) Musso, Pueblo; as well as numerous cousins. He is preceded in death by grandparents, Sam and Mary Riggio and Angelo and Ruth Rosolini. Cary was a graduate of Fairview High School in Boulder, Colo., where he was active in the marching band. He was an avid artist and an art student at Pueblo Community College. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 10 a.m., Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. Contributions may be made to the American Epilepsy Foundation in care of the funeral home office.

Riggio, Joe Tony
Joe Tony Riggio - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 1987 - Joe Tony Riggio, 77, passed away July 13, 1987, at Southside Manor. Survived by three sisters Rose Ybarra, Prescott, Ariz., Carmelita Cruz, Frances Morris, both of Aguilar; several nieces and nephews and friends. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Saturday, St. Anthony Church, Aguilar. Cremation.

Riggio, Mary
Mary "Cathy" Riggio - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2002 - Mary "Cathy" Riggio, 71, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 18, 2002. Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Anna Grahek; brother, Joseph Grahek; and mother- and father-in-law, Nick and Mary Riggio. Survived by her loving husband, Frank Riggio; children, Karen Shallbetter, John Demicell, Robert (Marcus) Demicell, Mary Ann (Mike) Vigil; stepchildren, Sandra (Mike) Spinks, Judy (Dale) Tweedy, Loretta (Brent) Mosbarger, Marilyn (Mike) Gogolowski, Frank Riggio; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Also survived by numerous family and friends. Viewing, Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 10 a.m., St. Patrick Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Riggio, Mike N.
Mike N. Riggio - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 2002 - Mike N. Riggio, area businessman of Aguilar, Colo., passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 2, 2002. He was 75. He was born in Aguilar, Colo., to Virginia (Riccatone) and Pasquale Riggio. He attended Aguilar Schools, graduating in 1945. He attended Trinidad State Junior College, receiving his degree in auto mechanics. Mike served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. On Aug. 29, 1948, he was united in marriage to Jean Delasanta at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Aguilar, Colo. Together with his wife they owned and operated the Riggio's Bar and Lounge in Aguilar. He was also employed as maintenance supervisor at the Trinidad State Nursing Home from 1956 until his retirement in 1989. Preceding him in death are his parents, Virginia and Pasquale Riggio; 6-month-old daughter, Sharon Kay Riggio; wife, Jean Riggio, who passed away one year and three months ago; and brother, Frank Riggio. Survivors are his children, Karen (Paul) Montera, Trinidad, Carol Riggio, Trinidad, Michael Riggio, Pueblo; grandchildren, Regina (Brian) Bonsignore, Parker, Colo., Kristina (Gary) Vezzani, Trinidad, Eric Riggio Guadagnoli, Trinidad, Roman Montera, Trinidad; great-grandchildren, Dominic Bonsignore, Parker, Colo., Lexy Riggio, Trinidad, Gianna Vezzani, Trinidad, Briana Bonsignore, Parker, Colo.; sister Josephine (Pips) Biundo, Raton, N.M.; great-aunt, Mickey Falsetto, Walsenburg; numerous nieces and nephews, including Bernie (Bob) George and family of Raton, N.M., Eva Chavez and sons, Raton, N.M.; and many dear friends, especially Max Gonzales, Yvonne Payne and Christina Zanolini. Visitation will be Thursday, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, with recitation of the rosary at 12:15 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by funeral Mass at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the U.S. Naval Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers are Pete Prato, Vito Alfonso, Bob Mantelli, Chris Paradisa, Jim DeGarbo, Joe Alvarez, Reuben Vigil, all the members of Aguilar Town Board who served with Mike during his term as mayor of Aguilar, San Isabel Electric Board Members and the Aguilar School Board Members. Active pallbearers are Ralph Fausone, Bill Wood, Joe Arnone, Sam Amato, Pete Quintero and K.J. Shaddy. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at Twin Pines Clubhouse (Trinidad Golf Course). Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the American Diabetes Association, Colorado Affiliate Inc., 2450 S. Downing St., Denver, CO 80210-5846 or the TSJC Educational Foundation Scholarship Fund. Family may be contacted at 818 W. Kansas. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Riggio, Nick
Nick Riggio - Greeley Tribune - November 17, 2005 - Nick Riggio, 90, of Greeley, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, at his home. He was born June 25, 1915, to Augustino and Josephine (Glaviano) Riggio in Trinidad. On Dec. 4, 1938, he married Ada Venturelli in Los Angeles. Mr. Riggio lived in Southern California from age 5 until moving to Greeley in 1993. He was a partner in a furniture-making company in Los Angeles. He enjoyed woodworking in his shop, and especially loved time with family. Survivors are his wife, Ada Riggio; a daughter and her husband, Jolene and Ken Fulton; and a granddaughter, Christina Fulton, all of Greeley. He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Congregational Church, 1525 43rd Ave., Greeley. Family graveside services will be Friday in Linn Grove Cemetery. No visitation is scheduled. Memorial gifts may be made to The Navigators in care of Moser Funeral Service, 3501 S. 11th Ave., Evans, CO 80620.

Riggio, Nick
Nick Riggio - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 1987 - Nick Riggio, May 10, 1987. Husband of Mary Riggio. Father of Josephine (Bart) Elich, Denver; Velma (Ralph) Winch, Pueblo; Sister Jacqueline Riggio, Sisters of Charity, Tennessee; Frank (Cathy) Riggio, Pueblo; Nina (Ted) Templeman, Limon; and Charles (Sandy) Riggio, Pueblo. Grandfather of 31. Great-grandfather of 28, Brother of Nancy Tarver, La Junta; Frank (Josephine) Riggio, Pueblo; and Sam Riggio, Pueblo. Survived also by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother, Charles Riggio, and sisters, Mary Canto and Minnie Dionisio. He retired from CF&I Steel in 1968 as a carpenter foreman. Member of St. Francis Xavier parish and CF&I Retired Men's Club. Lifetime member of Fin and Feather Club. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church: Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Tuesday; rosary, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Roselawn. The family will receive friends in the Mediterranean Room Tuesday evening following the Mass.

Riggio, Peter
Peter Riggio - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - June 2, 1916 - Man Shot Through Window - Pueblo - Peter Riggio, owner of a grocery store at Vineland, and John Solela, 16, one of his employes, were sitting in the living room of the store building when a charge of buckshot was fired through the window at the older man. Riggio is believed to be dying at the Minnequa Hospital here and Young Solela is in a dangerous condition. Members of the Riggio family say they have no idea who could have made the attack.

Riggs, Clarence L.
Clarence L. "Clancy" Riggs - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 1999 - Clarence L. "Clancy" Riggs, 68, of 547 Maple Ave., Las Animas, Colo., died a this home Aug. 12, 1999. Memorial funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999, at Funeral Chapel, Las Animas, Colo.

Riggs, Kathleen F.
Kathleen F. "Katie" Riggs - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2006 - Kathleen F. "Katie" Riggs, 86, of 435 Locust Ave., Las Animas, Colo., died Thursday, July 20, 2006, in Las Animas. Katie is survived by daughter, Roxanna (William) Deal of Las Animas; three grandchildren, Rhonda (Greg) Koenig of Beloit, Kan., Roger (RaeLynn) Deal of Thornton, Colo., and Rana (Chip) Brown of Las Animas, Colo.; also seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jean Morley of Pine, Ariz. Memorial funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 24, 2006, at the First Methodist Church in Las Animas, Colo.

Riggs, Mary J.
Mary J. Riggs - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1987 - Mrs. Mary J. Riggs passed away Dec. 23, 1987, in Denver. Survived by her husband, Gerald L. Riggs of the family home; sons, Leroy Riggs, Wayne Riggs, and Donald Riggs, all of Denver; two sisters and four brothers. Survived also by seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Born May 15, 1 924, in Eads, Colo., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident, having worked many years at Chefs Market. Member of Fairmount Church of the Nazarene. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Flores officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar.

Riggs, Nathan D.
Nathan D. "Dan" Riggs - Pueblo Chieftain - September 3, 1987 - Nathan D. "Dan" Riggs, late of County Road 150, Westcliffe, passed away Monday in a Colorado Springs Hospital at the age of 73. Born Jan. 21, 1914, in Majestic. Lived in Westcliffe for the past 38 years. Lifelong resident of Colorado. Worked for Wildlife Division of the State of Colorado for 34 years, retiring in 1983. Preferred protestant faith. Member of Masonic Lodge of Silver Cliff, NRA, Wet Mountain Valley Saddle Club, Custer County Sheriff's Posse. Deputy Sheriff of Custer County for several years. First married Katherine Griggs, who preceded him in death Oct. 25, 1950. Married on June 8, 1954, in Raton, N.M., to Arlie Crabb. She survives, as do three sons, Darald (Gayle) Riggs, Yukon, Okla., Dean (Rene) Riggs, Westcliffe, Frank (Karin) Riggs, Thornton; two grandchildren, Brian and Kathy Riggs, both of Thornton; three brothers and three sisters, W. A. (Clara) Riggs, Belen, N.M., Mary Elizabeth Riggs, Trinidad, Ethel (Pat) Dolan, Enid, Okla., John (Nancy) Riggs, Wichita, Kan., Rhoda Nicol, Long Beach, Calif., Robert (Marjorie) Riggs, Denver; sister-in-law, Polly Riggs, Newbury Park, Calif. Service, 10 a.m. Friday at Rainbow Lutheran Camp at Hillside with interment at Ula Cemetery, Westcliffe. Masonic service at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Don Simonton officiating. Mr. Riggs will lie in state at Community Methodist Church from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dan Riggs memorial fund in care of Custer County Bank, Westcliffe.

Riggs, Thorine H.
Thorine H. Riggs - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2001 - Thorine H. Riggs, 53, of Pueblo, formerly of Plainville, Conn., and Washington, Pa., passed away Sept. 17, 2001, in her home after a seven-month battle with cancer. She was born in Keene, N.H. on May 5, 1948. She graduated from Thayer High School in Winchester, N.H., in 1966. She moved to Northampton and graduated from Northampton Commercial College with her associate's degree in 1968. She then made her home in Connecticut before moving to Washington, Pa., in 1984, where she attended Robert Morris College and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Central Connecticut State University. After moving to Colorado in 1997, she was employed by Neighborhood Housing Services of Pueblo. She also ran her own business, T.H. Riggs and Associates, out of her home. She was preceded in death by a brother, Bruce R. Higley; father, Harold E. Higley; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Augustus R. Goodell, and Mr. and Mrs. George E. Higley. Her survivors include her daughter, Lorelei "Lori" E. Gerbasi of Pueblo West; her future son-in-law, George K. Orr of Trinidad; her mother, Elaine F. Higley of Pueblo West; nephew, Bruce R. Higley II of Texas; niece, Ronda J. Guymond of Virginia; second cousins, Ryan, Aaron, Amanda and Meghan; and her lifelong friend, Judith K. Llaser of Connecticut. She is also survived by her first husband, Jeff A. Gerbasi of Nevada, and second husband, Charles E. Riggs, of Pennsylvania. Thorine also leaves behind stepchildren Charles Bryan Riggs, James Robert Riggs and Candy Otte, as well as five step-grandchildren Jill, Jodie, Bryan, Charlie and Heather Riggs. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all whose lives she touched. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Brain Tumor Association through the mortuary office.

Riggs, William Joseph
William Joseph Riggs - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1997 - William Joseph Riggs passed away on Aug. 21, 1997. He is survived by his wife, Hazel- son, Jason- daughter, Jazelle- mother, Jackie- sister, Pamela Wymer several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Orville William Riggs. Bill was born in Arkansas, spent most of his life in New Mexico and died in Colorado. He was a humble, but passionate man who put his family's needs before his own. He worked hard his whole life to provide comfort and security for his loved ones. He was an intelligent, talented man who possessed a hearty laugh, an infectious sense of humor and energy to burn. He wore his heart on his sleeve and gave love and laughs to everyone around him. We will mourn his passing, but he, himself, would never question God's wisdom. He was so many things to so many people: student, soldier, hard worker, joker, preacher, artist, athlete, friend, caring brother, devoted son, loving husband and beloved father. Will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 1997, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Randy Bolt officiating. Interment took place at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, N.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the charity of your choice.

Riggsbee, Theophelus
Theophelus Riggsbee - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1940 - Theophelus Riggsbee, of 1022 East Seventh Street, local hospital Tuesday. Survived by his widow, Ella; two daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Arbaugh, Oakland, Calif.; and Mrs. C. G. Rhodes, Los Angeles, Calif.; sons, Louis of Oakland and Mack of Los Angeles. Member of the Park Hill Christian Church.

Rigirozzi, Mafalda
Mafalda (Tillie) Rigirozzi - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1998 - Florence Mortuary Florence, Colo. Mafalda (Tillie) Rigirozzi, 78, of Florence died Dec. 24, 1998. She was born March 10, 1920, in Rouse, Colo., to Antonia Dalla Vecchia and Clelia Dalla Vecchia. In June 1938 she married John Rigirozzi in Aguilar, Colo. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church and Eagles Auxiliary. Tillie was a wonderful wife who loved her home and her flowers. She lived in Florence for 60 years. She is survived by her husband, John Rigirozzi, to whom she was married for 60 years- sisters, Roma Febbraro, Trinidad, Colo., and Raymo Dalla Vecchia, St. Flares Shore, Mich.- and numerous nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by parents, and brother, Raymond Dalla Vecchia. Rosary, 7 p.m. today. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29. Both services at St. Benedict Catholic Church. Interment following services at Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City.

Rigirozzi, Mary Dazzio
Mary Dazzio Rigirozzi - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 1997 - Mary Dazzio Rigirozzi passed away Oct. 16, 1997. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank Rigirozzi in 1965. Survived by her children, Nick Rigirozzi, Apache Junction, Ariz., and Rose Marie (Gerald) Howell, Pueblo, Colo. Also survived by four grandchildren, Nick Rigirozzi Jr., Oregon, John (Kim) Howell, Denver, Colo., James (Lori) Howell, Canon City, Colo., and Marietta Teachout, Steamboat Springs, Colo., and seven great-grandchildren, Katie, Leeann and Maureen Warbington, Jennifer and Vanessa Howell and Diandra and Adam Howell. Also survived by sister-in-law, Rose Dazzio, Pueblo, Colo. Also preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Betty J. Rigirozzi, and nine brothers and sisters, including Sam (Margaret) Dazzio and John Dazzio. During Mrs. Rigirozzi's early marriage, the family lived in Coal Creek, Colo., then came to Pueblo in 1942, where she lived in the same home for 54 years. She cultivated beautiful roses, enjoyed traveling and took trips abroad as well as in the United States. After her husband's death, she devoted her life to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Rigirozzi was a member of St. Theresa's Society of Vineland and St. Leander parish where services will be held. Visitation, Sunday, 2-4 p.m., George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Rigler, Esther Ellen
Esther Ellen Rigler - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 1999 - Esther Ellen Rigler, 79, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 23, 1999. Preceded in death by loving husband, Ralph Rigler. Survived by daughter, Ann Romano, Vancoover, Wash.; and son, Kelly Boling, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made in memory of Esther to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Rike, Eugene
Eugene Rike - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2003 - Eugene Rike, a prominent member of the Pueblo business community for more than 45 years, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2003. He was born in Pueblo on June 28, 1925, to Tillie and Morris Rike. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dr. Bernard Rike and Melvin Rike; an infant sister; and his son-in-law, Byron LeBlanc. He is survived by Lucille Rike of Pueblo, his wife of 55 years; daughter, Nancy LeBlanc of Pueblo; granddaughter, Kristen LeBlanc of Boulder; grandson, Eric (Michelle) LeBlanc and great-grandchildren, Alex and Morgan LeBlanc of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Joan Rike of Los Angeles, Calif.; brother-in-law, Elden (Virginia) Kirch of Lewellan, Neb.; nephews, Randy Rike of Los Angeles, Duane (Rita) Kirch of Lewellan, Neb., Paul (Sarah) Kirch of Seattle, Wash; niece, Lannie (John) Legler of Los Angeles; grandnephews, Eric and Jeffrey Legler of Los Angeles, Calif., and Tristan Kirch of Lewellan, Neb. Gene graduated from Centennial High School in 1944, attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, and returned to Pueblo in 1946 to take over Rike's Jewelry Store, the family business that he owned and operated for 16 years. In 1972 he was employed by Bernstein Brothers Co., which he later purchased and renamed Stockman's National Supply. Gene was active in Pueblo business circles for over 45 years. In the past, he was a president of Pueblo Sertoma Club, a board member for the Easter Seal Committee, the Boy Scouts Executive Council, a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 95, Southern Colorado Consistory, a member of the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, organized the Shababs, President of B'nai Brith, Associate Guardian of the International Order of Job's Daughters Bethel No. 3, a member of the Al Kaly Shrine, and a board member of Pueblo Boulevard Bank. He was a current member of the Elks Lodge No. 90. Gene was a kind and generous man with a great sense of humor. He loved people, and had many friends in all walks of life. He never met a stranger. Gene had a wonderful group of friends, and will be missed greatly by them and by his family. A memorial service will be held in Gene's honor at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Blvd., with a reception following the service in the Fireside Room. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO, 81005, or to the Southern Colorado Spay and Neuter Clinic, 1700 S. Prairie Ave. Pueblo, CO, 81005.

Rikhoff, Edward G. Sr.
Edward G. "Bud" Rikhoff Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 2005 - Edward G. "Bud" Rikhoff Sr., sunrise, Aug. 24, 1917, sunset, May 10, 2005. Loved by all and leaving behind his loving wife of 57 years, Marcelle Rikhoff; son, Ed G. Rikhoff Jr.; daughter, Kathy (Peter) Plourde; grandchildren, Michelle McPowell, Tim McNerney, Jason (Teresa) Yaun, Laura Yaun, Spenser Rikhoff, Brandon and Cameron Plourde; great-grandchildren, Max and Sammy McPowell, Tyler McNerney, and Sara Yaun. Bud served in the U.S. Army from Aug. 1941 to 1946, stationed in Newfoundland as a mechanic. He worked at the P.A.D. from 1949 to 1976 where he developed a Jeep assembly. Bud loved working on cars, especially his antiques. He was president of the VMCCA for two terms, and was also the treasurer and president of the Model T Club. Bud toured the U.S. in his vintage cars with both clubs. He was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese since its establishment, and a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge No. 90. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team, accompanied by the Elks Lodge. Special thanks to all the wonderful people at Sharmar, where he received exceptional care. The family will welcome friends at the church hall after the interment. Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2005 - Edward G. "Bud" Rikhoff Sr. Also survived by his brother, Frank (Betty) Rikhoff; sister-in-law Mary; brother-in-law, Peter; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Theresa Rikhoff; brother, Jim Rikhoff; and sisters, Eileen Shenyer and Marcella Ross. Funeral service, 10 a.m. today, Shrine of St. Therese.

Rikhoff, Francis John
Francis "Frank" John Rikhoff - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2005 - Francis "Frank" John Rikhoff, 81, passed away Dec. 21, 2005. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Betty, whom he married on Nov. 16, 1946; son, Gerald (Denise); daughters, Theresa Rikhoff, Janet (Richard) Kramer and Franceen Rikhoff; grandchildren, Kandace Dearmont (Ben), Melisa Matthews (Craig), Richard Kramer (Valerie), Kristin Kramer, Francis Rikhoff, Tanya Grevelding (Scott); great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Jeremiah Dearmont, Cody and Brandon Kramer, Devryn, Andrew and Lexie Rikhoff, Tyler and Tabitha Grevelding, and Amanda Matthews; sisters-in-law, Sophie Lest, Dorothy Zinn, Lorraine (Del) Mair, Mary Rikhoff, Marcelle Rikhoff and Alice Perme; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Theresa and George; brothers and sisters, James, Edward, Marcella and Eilene. Frank served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and later in the Air Force during the Korean War. He worked at CF&I from Dec. 24, 1942, to June 30, 1986. A special thanks to Dr. Phillip Woods, the staff at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, especially ICU, 4100, ER, Emily Moore, Andrea and Mike Perkins. Visitation 2 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Tuesday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Rikhoff, Mary A.
Mary A. Rikhoff - Pueblo Chieftain – September 20, 2006 - Mary A. Rikhoff, 82, of Pueblo, went to be with her husband and family, on Monday, Sept. 18, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Rikhoff; parents, George and Loretta Soffa; brother, George Soffa Jr. Survived by her children, Judy (Jim) Reed, Jim (Linda) Rikhoff; brother, Lawrence (Sandy) Soffa; sisters-in-law, Beulah Soffa, Marcelle Rikhoff and Betty Rikhoff; brother-in-law, Pete Ross; grandchildren, David (Pat) Reed, Rick (Shannon) Reed, Jeff Reed, Charlie Reed, Brian (Tami) Rikhoff and Brent (April) Rikhoff; great-grandchildren, David Reed Jr., Kyle Reed, Megan Rikhoff, Morgan Rikhoff, Chelbie Reed, Shojn Reed, Rikkie Reed, Kamryn Reed and Darby Rikhoff; numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was a member of VMCCA and Model A&T Club, Canasta Club, VFW Ladies Auxiliary 3641, and Christ the King Parish. She enjoyed traveling and going to Cripple Creek. Mother was a very strong woman, the family nucleus. She took care of her mother and father, helped with her father-in-law and mother-in-law, and also her aunt. In the recent months, mom had great providers who took care of her in her time of need. The family would like to give special thanks to Andrea, Marie, Bea, Bonnie, Angie, Patty and Rochelle, and also Dr. Louise Schottstaedt. Visitation, 5 to 8 p.m. today, Roselawn Funeral Home. Service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, Christ the King Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Mary's name to the American Cancer Society or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Riley, A. E.
A. E. Riley - Pueblo Chieftain - July 7, 1987 -"Ed" A. E. Riley passed away July 7, 1987. Survived by his wife, Mary, of the family home; four children, Lavona (Donald II) Vunderlin, James (Paula) Krumanoker, Theresa (Jean) Dasher and Michele (Don) Lewis; six grandchildren, Donald III and Brian Wunderlin, Buffy and Tabitha Dasher and Shane and Nicholas Lewis; brothers and sisters, W. D. (Frances) Riley, Fannie (Melvin) Redd and Lillian (Norvel) Littlefield; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, W. E. and Ethel Riley; and brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Ruth Riley. Born May 28, 1926, in Brownwood, Texas. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with William Masimer of the Prairie Avenue Baptist Church officiating. Graveside service to follow at the Fowler Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Riley, Agnes C.
Agnes C. Riley - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2004 - Agnes C. Riley passed away July 23, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. Agnes was born Jan. 20, 1918, in Kalamazoo, Mich., one of eight children to the union of Philip and Clara Clauss. She married Ward Riley Sr. in Kalamazoo, and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 29, 1989. Agnes lived 76 years of her life in Kalamazoo, and this was, indeed, the city she loved. Everyone in Colorado never heard the last of all the wonderful aspects of Kalamazoo, Mich. She worked for over 40 years as a secretary, administrative assistant and retired from Mead Products in 1980 as personnel director. Her favorite hobby was knitting and she gave lots of sweaters, afghans and panda bears to family and friends throughout the years. During her 10 years in Colorado, she lived at the Pueblo Regent and really enjoyed the friends she made there. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ward; and three siblings. She is survived by three children, Sandy Savage of Pueblo, Dr. Ward (Susan) Riley Jr. of Winston-Salem, N.C., and John Riley of Alexandria, Va.; four grandchildren, Scott (Kelley) Savage of Fort Collins, Colo., Jeff (Melissa) Savage of Springfield, Ore., Nat (Nursel) Riley of Ankara, Turkey, and Sarah Riley of Chapel Hill, N.C.; one great-granddaughter, Eileen Riley. She is also survived by two brothers, Carl (Mary) Clauss of Sunland, Calif., and Lawrence Clauss of Valparaiso, Ind.; two sisters, Marilyn (David) Wall and Sister Sheila Clauss of Kalamazoo, Mich. Services will be held in Kalamazoo, Mich., on Thursday, July 29, 2004. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be sent in Agnes' name to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle, Pueblo, CO, 81005, or to Sisters of St. Joseph, PO Box 31, 3427 Gull Rd., Nazareth, MI, 49074.

Riley, Conal P.
Conal P. Riley - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 1999 - Conal P. Riley, 78, of Pueblo, departed this life on Feb. 10, 1999. Graveside funeral service and burial, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at the Veterans National Cemetery, Fort Lyon, Colo., with full military honors by Lamar V.F.W. Post No. 3621. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, and 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Lamar. Mr. Riley is survived by his wife, Virginia of Pueblo- by six children, Paul Riley of Wichita Falls, Texas, David (Katie) Riley of Colorado City, Christopher Riley of Pueblo, Kay (Jim) Teague of Little Rock, Ark., Karla Riley of Pueblo, and Sondra (Mike) Riley of Pueblo- by 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, James, Everett and Homer Riley, all of Texas- by his mother-in-law, Margaret Ybarra of Lamar- and many other relatives. Memorial contributions may be made to the Riley Memorial Fund through the funeral home.

Riley, Donald C.
Donald C. "Rip" Riley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2001 - Donald C. "Rip" Riley of Pueblo West, formerly of Denver, passed away Nov. 20, 2001. Cremation will take place. No services.

Riley, Emilia A.
Emilia A. Riley - Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 1951 - Emilia A. Riley. Funeral will be held in the chapel of T. G. McCarthy & Sons, today 9 a.m. Requiem mass will be celebrated in the Shrine of St. Therese at 9:30 a.m. Interment Roselawn cemetery.

Riley, Eugene
Eugene Riley - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1920 - Died - Eugene Riley, infant, died at local hospital July 21. Funeral this afternoon in charge of United.

Riley, James P.
James P. Riley - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 22, 2007 - James P. Riley, 61, passed away on March 7, 2007 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born May 14, 1945 to Philip A. and Virginia L. (Fitzgerald) Riley, Jr. in St. Louis, Missouri. James was a self-employed real-estate broker, US Army Veteran, former member of the Pueblo Country Club and an avid golfer and traveler. He was the beloved father and best friend of Kristin Rae Tucker (Noel); beloved brother of Barbara Riley; uncle to Jacqueline Davis (Larry), Michael Fallert (Leslie), Ron, Curtis, Ian, Erin and Meggan Riley; great uncle and good friend to many. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2007 at the Skybox Lounge, 2102 East Bijou Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or Odyssey Hospice, 4465 Northpark Dr # 400, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907.

Riley, John Patrick
John Patrick Riley – Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 1990 – John Patrick Riley, 14, passed away in Pueblo on Jan. 11, 1990. Survived by his parents, Donald R. Riley, Pueblo, and Edna F. Riley, Garland, TX. Also survived by his grandparents, Mrs. H. S. Riley, and Mr. S.E. Riley, Patoka, IL. John was born May 5, 1975 in Pueblo. He was a ninth-grade student at Central High School. Visitation hours noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, 1990 at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Service 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 1990 at Imperial Chapel. Private family interment.

Riley, Robert
Robert Clark Riley - Huerfano World - April 9, 1992 - Robert Clark Riley, 95, of Walsenburg, died at his home Tuesday morning, Apr. 7,1 992, of an apparent heart attack. Born Sept. 18, 1896, in Pictou, he was reared in Walsenburg and attended schools here, graduating from Huerfano County High School in 1916. He attended Dartmouth University for a time. Mr. Riley married Daisy Dean "Dot" Hunker, Apr. 14, 1923 in Walsenburg. He worked as an accountant for a coal mining company and had interests in real estate and a laundry in Durango for a time. He retired and he and his wife lived in Walsenburg. She died in 1982. A member of Huerfano Lodge No. 27, AF&AM and the Scottish Rite, he is survived by a niece. Funeral service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. from Boies Almont Chapel. Huerfano Lodge will conduct the graveside service in Masonic Cemetery.

Riley, Ruth E.
Ruth E. Riley - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2002 - Passed away Jan. 13, 2002, in Clayton, N.M. She was 83. Mrs. Riley is survived by her husband, George, of Grenville, N.M. At her request, no public viewing or services. Cremation in the Davis Crematory.

Riley, Virginia C.
Virginia C. "Ybarra" Riley - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2003 - Virginia C. "Ybarra" Riley, 65, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord April 29, 2003. Born Feb. 17, 1938, in Lamar, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Conal P. Riley; son, Joey Lee Riley; parents, Frank and Margaret Ybarra; great-granddaughter, Celia; and brother, Richard. Survived by her children, David Riley, Karla (Rogelio) Riley, Sondra (Michael) Stetler, Christopher Riley, all of Pueblo, Paul Riley, Wichita Falls, Texas, Kay (James) Teague, Little Rock, Ark.; brothers, Frank, Joe, Billy, Bobby, Freddie, Raymond, Anthony and Jimmy; sisters, Dolores, Rosie, Toni, Mercy and Margaret; also survived by 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. Cremation to follow.

Rilling, Claude
Claude Rilling - Huerfano World - August 22, 1991 - This Week in La Veta History - 1924: Claude Rilling was killed in an auto accident on Lougheed hill. [Editor's Note: Claude Rilling died August 20, 1924. Obituary listed World Independent, August 22, 1924, Page 1.]

Rincon, Manuel
Manuel Rincon - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 1997 - Manuel Rincon, 72, departed this life Dec. 3, 1997, at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. A lifetime Puebloan, Manny," as he was known to friends and co-workers, was born Feb. 27, 1925, in Smelter. He retired from the Pueblo Depot Activity. He was one of the organizers of the Pueblo Independent Softball League. He also organized the Assumption Church Festival Softball Tournament. He was very active in the community, working and playing sports with the young players who aspired to play baseball and softball. He also umpired, announced, kept scores and coached players at Stauter Field. He encouraged youngsters whether they were playing baseball, softball, football or boxing to be the best they could, always show good sportsmanship, win lose or draw. Manny" touched many lives. He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife, Mary DeNava Rincon, of the family home- three sons, Donald (Vicky) Rincon, Pueblo, David Rincon, Denver, Ricky (Diane) Rincon, Pueblo- daughter, Mercedes (Joseph) Johnson, Spangdahlem, Germany- two sisters, Ramona (Sabino) Martinez, Elsie (Frank) Fontanez, all of Pueblo- five grandchildren, Anne Rincon, Donald Rincon Jr., Dalton Rincon, all of Pueblo, Chris and Danny Johnson, both of Spangdahlem, Germany- in-laws, Joseph (Della) DeNava, Pueblo, Pauline DeNava, Denver, Ernie Martinez, Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents, Luis and Anita Lucero Rincon- brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Julia Rincon- sister, Gloria Martinez- mother-in-law, Mercedes DeNava- brother-in-law, Guadalupe DeNava. Visitation, today, Angelus Chapel, noon until 7 p.m. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. Rev. Ervin J. Schmitt celebrant. Military honors at graveside, Imperial Gardens, by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at the home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Red Cross, 3821 W. Pueblo Blvd., 81005.

Rines, William B.
William B. Rines – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 26, 1870 – Died in Pueblo, on the 25th inst., Wm. B. Rines, aged about twenty-three years, formerly of Washington City.

Riney, Ada Mozell
Ada Mozell Riney - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 3, 2006 - June 4, 1917 – September 1, 2006 - Ada Mozell Riney, age 89, beloved daughter, wife, mother and friend, died at Colonial Columns Care Center on Friday, September 1, 2006, following a courageous battle with Alzheimers. Mozell was born June 4, 1917, near the town of Temple, OK, to the late James Elexander Armstrong and Dottie Sanders Armstrong. She attended public schools in and around Hastings and Temple, Oklahoma. Mozell was married to Harold Leissler Riney in Temple, OK, on December 24, 1934. To this union were born three children, Jeretta Ann Hays, Gardner, KS, Harold L. (Hal) Riney, Jr., Hideaway, TX and James Edward (Jim) Riney, Colorado Springs, CO. During Mozell's married life, she and Harold lived and pastored various Southern Baptist churches throughout Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Colorado. Mozell was an accomplished seamstress and pastry cook. She was employed by Tyrone and Forgan, OK school districts as School Lunchroom Head Cook. She also worked for a Drapery Design company in Pueblo, CO, prior to their retirement in 1979. Mozell lived with her husband, Harold, in Edmond, OK , near their daughter, Jeretta Hays, during their retirement until 2002, at which time they moved to Omaha, NE with their youngest son, Jim Riney. Both families moved from Omaha to Colorado Springs in 2003, where Harold and Mozell lived at the Windsong Retirement Center. Mozell fought Alzheimers for approximately 8 years as Harold cared for her until 2005, when she entered a care facility. In addition to her husband of 71 years, Mozell is survived by two sons, Hal and Kay Riney, Jim and Diane Riney, one daughter, Jeretta and Kenneth Hays, a sister, Eva Lilley, and through either birth or marriage – 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren, as well as a host of family and friends. Mozell is preceded in death by her mother and father, 5 sisters and 2 brothers, and 2 grandsons. A private family viewing will be at Swan Law with a memorial service conducted at the Hastings Baptist Church, Hastings, OK on September 17, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to the following: Sunrise Methodist Church, 2655 Briargate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920; Lynn Gardens Baptist Church, 3804 Pueblo Blvd Pueblo, CO 81005; YoungLife, 420 N Cascade Ave COS, CO 80901; Alzheimer's Association of Colorado 455 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80203; Gazette, Colorado Springs; Southwest Daily Times, 16 S Kansas Liberal, KS 67901.

Ring, Eva Natalia
Eva Natalia Ring - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 1997 - Eva Natalia Ring passed away June 29, 1997, in Pueblo. She was born on Feb. 16, 1912, in Indiana and moved to Pueblo in 1953. Predeceased by her husband, Loren L. Ring on Oct. 12, 1985- her parents- two sisters- one brother and one great- grandson. Survived by two sons, Don (Jean) Ring and Douglas (Mary Nell) Ring- one daughter, Marlene (Russell) McNealy- one sister, Edna McGlone- four grandchildren- seven great- grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pueblo and had served as president and deaconess of her Win-One Sunday School Class. Services will be held at the Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 1997, with the Rev. Morris Anderson officiating. Interment will be in the garden of Last Supper at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in care of Imperial Funeral Home.

Ring, H. B.
H. B. Ring - Colorado Chieftain - May 21, 1874 - The body of H. B. Ring still lies unburied in the city vault in Denver.

Ring, Paul B.
Paul B. Ring – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – September 18, 1873 – We are pained to learn of the death of Paul B. Ring who died at Canon City, Wednesday the 10th inst., of paralysis, aged seventy. We remember Mr. Ring in connection with a colony scheme on the Fountain above here in the summer of '69. While residing at Fountain he was thrown from a carriage receiving injuries that nearly resulted in his death. His son, Harvy B. Ring, who resides in Denver has our deepest sympathy in this hour of his greatest affliction.

Ringer, Diona
Diona Ringer - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1986 - Mrs. Diona Ringer of 125 Bridle Trail, June 16, 1986. Wife of Robert J. Ringer. Mother of Lynette Elwell, Dallas, Texas; and Gary Chamberlain, Cameron, Texas. Sister of Velda Jansch, Houston, Texas. Niece of Leitha Yost, Greenwood, Ark.; Gladys Juvenal, Bison, Kan.; Mildred Hays, LaCrosse, Kan.; Agnes Offutt, Utica, Kan.; and Edna Lyda, Blue Springs, Mo. Mrs. Ringer was formerly employed at the Cotton, Jones, Watson Insurance Agency in Colorado Springs and was a member of the Pueblo Life Underwriter Association. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Memorials may be sent to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, 81004. Service announcements later.

Ringo, Nick J. Jr.
Nick J. Ringo Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 1999 - Nick J. Ringo Jr., 70, of Segundo, Colo., died Dec. 29, 1999, in Segundo. Visitation Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m., Jan. 3, 2000, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment in the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Patti of Segundo, Colo.; son, Garry (Clorinda), Aguilar, Colo.; daughters, Nicoleen (Kenneth) Maenpa, Silt, Colo., Joleen (Scott) Monarco, La Junta, Colo.; brothers, Sam P. (Sarah) Ringo, Trinidad, Pete (Alice) Ringo, Sunnyvale, Calif., Victor (Florence) Ringo, Trinidad; sisters, Frances Garbo, Trinidad, Clara Micheli, Greeley, Colo., Sandina Kerr, New York.

Ringo, Peter
Peter Ringo - Blue Valley Times - March 14, 1913 - Felix and Dominick Arena were placed on trial for the killing of Peter Ringo at Trinidad.

Ringo, Pietro
Pietro Ringo - Brandon Bell - October 18, 1912 - "Sicily King" Found Slain - Trinidad - Lying face downward in the road a mile west of Jansen, near Trinidad, the body of Pietro Ringo, a wealthy Sicilian merchant of Segundo, was found. Ringo had been shot four times by an assassin who evidently had lain in wait for him in a clump of trees by the roadside.

Rink, Gladys V.
Gladys V. Rink - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 1997 - Gladys V. Rink, 85, passed away Dec. 2, 1997. Services, 2 p.m. Saturday, Peacock-Wood Chapel. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar. Visitation until 8 p.m. Friday at Peacock-Wood Funeral Home.

Rinker, Walter
Walter Rinker - Memorial to Fallen Officers - The presence of the Memorial to Fallen Officers in the lobby of the Colorado Corrections Training Academy, Caρon City, stands as an everlasting symbol of honor to the fourteen men who have given their lives in the line of duty. The Colorado DOC recognizes the ultimate price paid, dedication and loyalty of the following men: Riot - 1929 - October 3, 1929 - The deadly riot of October 3, 1929, at the Colorado State Penitentiary was preceded earlier that summer by a series of riots in two New York prisons and the Federal Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. These riots prompted rumors that an organized effort to disrupt the nation's prison system was underway. The riots left 8 staff dead. Details of the tragedy indicated that it was the "bloodiest chapter in the history of the Colorado State Prison." Not only were lives lost, but also large sections of the prison were destroyed by fire. It is estimated that over 2,000 rounds of ammunition were fired during the melee. Perhaps these words written in the Warden's Report to the Colorado Board of Corrections in 1930 say it best: "I wish at this time to commend them for their bravery, loyalty and the supreme sacrifice they made. Their memories will always be held in the deepest reverence and respect by the officials and remaining co-workers." The following men lost their lives in the line of duty: Walter Rinker - Walter Rinker was born in Iowa and was 52 years of age when he died during the riot of '29. He was shot in the back; it is believed that death was instantaneous. Rinker was on guard duty on the roof to the administration building at the time he was killed. Officer Rinker lived in a boarding house on Greenwood Avenue and was said to be very popular with his friends. He was survived by brothers who lived at the time in Trinidad and Chandler.

Rinkle, Frank L.
Frank L. Rinkle - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 1987 - Frank L. Rinkle, late of 1314 Lane 32, passed away Oct. 11, 1987. Mr. Rinkle is survived by his wife, Cheryl K. Rinkle of the family home; five daughters, Deanna and Susan Rinkle of the family home and Gwenda Sue Rinkle, Gloria Rinkle and Glennia Pelizzaro, all of St. Louis, Mo.; his mother, Delia Florence Rinkle; a half brother, Henry Ray Parks; two grandsons and two granddaughters. Cremation. The family will receive friends at their home, 1314 Lane 32, all day Wednesday. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the Pueblo County Heart Unit through the funeral home office.

Rinn, Frieda Dora
Frieda Dora Rinn - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2004 - Frieda Dora Rinn, 92, of Huntsville, Alabama, died peacefully Wednesday after a short illness. Frieda was born in her family's farmhouse near Coon Valley, Wisconsin. Her parents, William Eggler and Martha Rouff, were Swiss, and Frieda took particular pride in her family of origin and was fluent in German. Her father, mother, two sisters and brother all lived well into their 90s. She attended a one room school and was a graduate of La Crosse High School. She was an active member of her congregation at the Bethel United Methodist Church of Pueblo, Colorado, until relocating to Huntsville this past summer. Frieda pursued life with a passion, engaging in numerous hobbies. Her knowledge and collection of antique dolls (her "babies") and glass were well known. She maintained a well- manicured yard, and she was an avid gardener. She had an infectious enthusiasm for learning (for example, she completed reading every book by Louis L'Amour). She and Al loved to explore the mountains of her beloved Colorado. Her greatest gift, however, was caring for her family and providing love to all. She and Al were a happy, loving couple for 72 years until her passing. Frieda is survived by her husband, Elphin G. ("Al") Rinn and two sons and their wives, Peter and Barbara of Placitas, New Mexico, and Roger and Judy of Huntsville. Also surviving are granddaughter, Rebecca Blair Rinn of Huntsville and granddaughter and husband, Drs. Andrea and Richard Rissmiller of Charlotte, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by a son, Elphin Andrew Rinn. Services will be at a later date in Wisconsin. Laughlin Service Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to The American Heart Association of your favorite charity.

Rino, Charles
Charles Rino - Huerfano World - May 2, 2002 - Charles Rino died peacefully in the presence of his family on Friday, April 5, 2002, in Watsonville, CA. He was 90. Born in Starkville, Mr. Rino spent his early years as a coal miner for the Taylor Coal Company. In 1948 he moved with his family to Watsonville, where he worked for Texaco Oil Co., Watsonville Meat Co., and Anheuser-Busch Distributing before retiring in 1977. Mr. Rino was a life member of the 3rd Knights of Columbus Council 958. He also was an honorary member of the 4th Degree, Padre Palou Knights of Columbus, and a member of the Italian Catholic Federation Branch 158. Mr. Rino is survived by his children, Charles Rino, of Menlo Park, CA, Marianne Poblenz, of Los Altos, CA, and Carol Malmlund, of Prunedale, CA; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Stringari Rino.

Rino, John Joe
John Joe Rino - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2002 - John Joe Rino, 67, of Pueblo, passed away April 30, 2002. Survived by his former wife, Fabiola Marquez; sisters, Rose (Carl) Amoto and Nettie Conners; sons, Ralph (Maria) Rino, John Rino and Gilbert (Tina) Rino; daughters, Nina (Mike) Rodriguez, Gloria Rino and Isabelle (Mike) Medina. Also survived by 21 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Delfina and Dave Rodriguez. He worked and retired from Dana Corp., after a 30 year career. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2002, Roselawn Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, Roselawn Chapel. Interment to follow. Military honors presented by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family at 906 Bragdon.

Rinterman, Lillian
Lillian Nelson Rinterman - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2005 - Lillian Nelson Rinterman, 94, formerly of San Francisco, Calif., passed away April 8, 2005. Born in Grey Creek, Colo., on April 20, 1910. Preceded in death by her first husband, Herbert Nelson; and second husband, Henry Rinterman; along with her parents, Charles and Lulu Gagliardi; brothers, Frank and William Gagliardi. Survived by sister, Marguerite Hutman of Pueblo and Lucille McCormick of Dunmore, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews. At her request, cremation. Memorial service at 3 p.m., April 19, at Altera, 4723 Surfwood Lane.

Rio, Charles
Charles Rio - Huerfano Herald – December 16, 1880 - Shocking Murder - A Bullet Hole And Crimson Stains - Tell the Story of a Frightful Crime - This community was shocked by the bringing of news to town last Wednesday evening of the finding of the dead body of another unknown man. The Coroner was notified and on Thursday morning, having summoned a jury, proceeded to the place, about a mile east of town, and held an inquest. The body lay in a bend of the creek, on F.L. Martin's place, about fifty yards from the railroad, and had evidently remained two or three months exposed to the elements, and at the mercy of wolves, coyotes and other preying animals. The head and arms were entirely gone and part of the backbone. A pair of dark colored pants and brown overalls was the only clothing upon his person. After chopping the remains loose from the frozen snow and ice in which they were imbeded a careful examination was had. Four inches below the left collar bone, in the flesh that remained, was found a bullet hole, evidently caused by about a No. 48 ball, with evidence of internal hemorage. In the pockets of the deceased were found a small wooden pipe, a single bladed white-handled knife and a few matches. Fifty feet north of the body was found the humorous bone of the left arm with part of the collar bone, picked entirely free of flesh by buzzards or coyotes. Fifty yards above the body... Of matches, chalk line, and a dark woolen vest. In the pockets of the overcoat was a small bar of soap, and a paper of crackers; and in the crackers a small leather purse, containing $20 in bills, 66 cents in change and a time check for $30 payable to Charles Rio, for labor on the Ft. Garland section, given at Baldy Station, Aug. 26th, 1880. The jury examined several witnesses in the hope of obtaining some clue to the murder, but without being able to substantiate evidence direct enough to lay at the door of any one. The generally accepted theory is that the man was murdered about the 1st of October, and that the ones who committed the crime overlooked the clothing and money hid in the bushes. The jury, after giving the matter a thorough and careful investigation, returned the following verdict: State Of Colorado, Huerfano County. An inquisition holden one mile east of La Veta, in Huerfano County, on the ninth day of Dec. 1880, before James H. Kincaid, coroner of said county, upon the dead body of a man whose name, in the opinion of the jury, is Charles Rio, lying there dead, by the jurors whose names are hereto subscribed, the said jurors, upon their candid opinion, the deceased came to his death feloniously, from a pistol or gun shot, fired by the hands of a person unknown to them. In testimony whereof: The said jurors have hereto set their hands, the day and year aforesaid. Signed Edward Berry, P. Gribble, J.W. Blundell, J.D. Colvin, J.M. Alexander, F.L. Martin, Foreman.

Ripke, William F.
William F. Ripke - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 1952 - William F. Ripke, of 2042 E. Evans Ave., October 14. Husband of Mrs. Ellen Ripke, father of William F. Ripke Jr., all of Pueblo. Brother of Mrs. Alma Smith, Mrs. Elsie Nightengale, Mrs. Anna Stewart and Mrs. Alice Wiseman, all of pueblo; and Mrs. Lillian Garey of Salinas, Calif. Veteran of World War I, he was employed at the rail mill at the C. F. & I. Rosary recitation Thursday 7:30 p.m. Broadway Chapel of the George F. Mc McCarthy Funeral Home. Services Friday 8:30a.m. chapel. Requiem high mass 9 a.m. St. Francis Xavier church. Interment Roselawn. The Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1955 – In Memoriam - In loving memory of William F. Ripke who passed away three years ago, Oct. 14, 1952. – Verse - Sadly missed by Wife and Son, Mrs. Ellen Ripke and Billy.

Risoli, James Howard
James Howard Risoli - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2003 - James Howard Risoli, 57, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2003. Jim was born April 7, 1946, in Blue Island, Ill. He is survived by children, James (Renee) Risoli, Dion (Rebecca) Risoli, Jayne (James Martinez) Risoli, Mario (Denise Kovach) Risoli; and stepson, Levi Armijo; dear friend, Ruby Montoya; brother, Marvin Risoli; sister, Patricia (Gary) Osborne; brother-in-law, Ken Sidenstick; grandchildren, Janae, Derek, Dylan, Jace Risoli, Jordan and Jaylyn Martinez; and numerous nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by parents, Patrick and Eileen Risoli; and sister, Virginia Sidenstick. Jim was a longtime business owner of J & R Autoworks. He loved riding his motorcycle and driving his hot rod. Jim was a loving father and grandfather and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel, 1706 Roselawn Road. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Ritchey, Enolia Clara
Enolia Clara Ritchey – Colorado Weekly Chieftain – April 18, 1878 – Died in Pueblo, on Wednesday, April 10th, Enolia Clara, only daughter of James W. and Virginia E. Ritchey, aged about ten years, after a lingering and painful sickness of over four months.

Ritchey, Robert R.
Robert R. "Bob" Ritchey - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 1997 - Robert R. "Bob" Ritchey, born Oct. 21, 1911, went to be with his maker on Oct. 29, 1997. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Dorothy, in 1988. Also preceding him in death were a grandson, John Allen Ritchey- brothers, James, Lawrence, Everett, Clarence, Harley and Tom- and sisters, Esther and Louise. He is survived by sisters, Hazel Turner, and Lucille (Cecil) Lake- sister- in-law, Bessie Ritchey- daughter, Sharon Ritchey and Roger Lowe- son, James (Carol) Ritchey- grandchildren, Diane Buie and Russell Urban, Paula Turner and Phil Alexander, Kenny and Missy Shulga, Rahel and Gary Ramsey, Sarah and Alan McDavid, Eddie and Melinda Shulga, Bobby and Melissa Ritchey, James Shulga and Brenda Pena, and Ruth Ritchey. Also survived by great- grandchildren, Paul Buie and Jessica Urban, Nicholas Ramsey and Andrea Ritchey. Bob was a cowboy turned auto body repairman. He lived in the Pueblo area since 1945. He owned and operated an auto re pair business from 1947 until 1977 when he retired. A 32nd degree Mason, he was active in York Rite, Royal Arch and Knights Templar for many years. He was a 49-year member of Silver State Lodge No. 95. He was also involved in numerous church and charitable activities. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Adrian Comer Gar den Chapel. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 906 W. 15th Street following the ceremony. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Ritchey, Virginia E.
Virginia E. Ritchey – Colorado Weekly Chieftain – October 2, 1879 – Died in this city, September 30th, 1879, Mrs. Virginia E. Ritchey.

Ritchie, C. T.
C. T. Ritchie - Akron Weekly Pioneer Press - May 16, 1913 - Engineer C. T. Ritchie, one of the oldest engineers in the service of the Rio Grande Railroad, died at his home in La Veta. His wife survives him.

Ritchie, Curtis P.
Curtis P. Ritchie - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 1951 - Senator Curtis P. Ritchie of 1101 E. Eighth, died April 4. Husband of Mrs. Elsie Ritchie. Brother of Frank Ritchie of Brush, Colo. And Raymond Ritchie of San Marino, Calif. Member of St. Leander's Parish. Body will lie in state Thursday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., George F. McCarthy Broadway Chapel. Requiem High Mass 10 a.m. St. Leander's church Friday. Interment Roselawn.

Ritchie, Frank H.
Frank H. Ritchie - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1987 - Frank H. Ritchie, of Canon City, Nov. 24, 1987. Husband of Mary Ritchie who passed away Aug. 5, 1981, and father of Gary (Mary Beth) Ritchie and Darvin (Diane) Ritchie, both of Canon City, and Jolene (Jim) Quigley, Boulder. Brother of J.C. Ritchie, Amarillo, Texas, and Lena Mauro, Pueblo. Survived also by 11 grandchildren. Predeceased by his sister, Josephine Burton. Mr. Ritchie was a member of St. Michael Catholic Parish, Canon City; American Association of Retired Persons; honorary member of USWA Local 2102 and the National Council of Senior Citizens. He was employed by the CF&I Steel Corp. from 1947 to 1976, retiring as a machinist. He was active for many years in Democratic Pueblo County politics, including serving as precinct chairman. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Friday, St. Michael Catholic Church, Canon City. Rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Saturday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, Pueblo. Interment, Imperial.

Rittenhouse, Sandra M.
Sandra M. Rittenhouse - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2003 - Sandra M. Rittenhouse, 56, formerly of Pueblo passed away in Manchester, Tennessee on January 8, 2003. She was born on December 21, 1946 to Tommy and Delores Johnson. She is survived by her husband Wes, daughters Scheryl Wilkens and Patricia (Joe) Haskett, grandchildren David, Ayla, Cortney, Breanna, and Joey, Mother, Delores Johnson (Colorado City), Brother, James (Nancy) Johnson, Sister, Beverly (Danny) Stithem and special nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by Father, Harley "Tommy" Johnson, her maternal and paternal grandparents and several aunts and uncles. Sandra graduated from South High School in 1965, attended college and worked for Qwest for 23 years before retiring and moving to Tennessee. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 11, 2003 at Rye Home United Methodist Church at 3:00 p.m.

Ritter, Emma
Emma Capps Ritter - Pueblo Chieftain - July 1977 - Mrs. Emma Capps Ritter. Services 11 a.m., Thursday, First Baptist Church of La Veta. Graveside Services will be conducted by Mariposa Chapter 63. OES, Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg. Those who wish may send memorials to La Veta First Baptist Church or Huerfano Memorial Hospital.

Ritter, John
John Ritter - Huerfano World - December 10, 1992 - This Week in La Veta History - 1925: John Ritter, 88, died. He had lived on his ranch for 36 years.

Ritter, Kemary
Kemary Ritter - Basalt Journal - September 29, 1906 - Kemary Ritter, a wealthy stockman, whose family lives at Walsenburg, Colorado, and who owned large interests at Naravista, Colorado, died at the territorial Insane Asylum here last night, says an East Las Vegas dispatch of September 23rd. He was admitted from Union county, this territory, where he had lived for a time. The body has been shipped to Walsenburg for burial. Ritter made his most successful financial deal after his mind was unhinged, just before he was brought to the asylum, eighteen months ago.

Ritter, Kimery E.
Kimery E. Ritter - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1975 - Kimery E. Ritter, pioneer La Veta cattleman and rancher, passed away in Walsenburg May 25, 1975. Husband of Mrs. Emma Ritter of the family home. Father of Mrs. Paul (Gail) Frick, Arizona City, Ariz. Grandfather of John C. and Lawrence E. Frick. Member of First Baptist Church in La Veta, member of La Veta Lodge 59, AF&AM; Southern Colorado Consistory 3, and Order of Eastern Star Mariposa Chapter 63. Mr. Ritter was a member of Southern Colorado Livestock Association and one of the oldest living members of the Colorado Cattlemen's Association; he served many years on the Ritter School Board and the Huerfano County High School Board. Service announcements later.

Ritter, Maxine
Maxine Ritter - Rocky Mountain News - October 03, 1998 - Maxine Ritter, 76, of Englewood died Sept. 28. Services were Oct. 2 at Bullock Mortuary. Mrs. Ritter was born in La Veta on Feb.22, 1922. She retired from Wilson Creech Insurance. Survivors include sons Terry Fisher of Littleton, Greg of Arizona, Rob of Aurora; brothers Charles Crawley of Alaska, Edward Crawley of New Mexico; sister Iris Furlong of Commerce City; seven grandchildren.

Ritter, Rose M.
Rose M. Ritter - Huerfano World - December 27, 2001 - This Week in La Veta History - 1951: Rose M. Ritter, sister of Kim Ritter and former resident of La Veta, died.

Ritz, Andrew Michael Sr.
Andrew "Andy" Michael Ritz Sr. - Huerfano World - March 23, 2000 - Andrew "Andy" Michael Ritz Sr., 71, life long resident of Walsenburg, died Saturday, Mar. 18, 2000 in Huerfano Medical Center. Born Mar. 12, 1929 in Walsenburg to the late Andrew and Helen Paulovsky Ritz, he worked as an electrician for J&L Electric for 40 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War, 24th Division; a retired fire chief of the Walsenburg Volunteer Fire Department, a former member of the Walsenburg Re-1 School Board, member of the Walsenburg Knights of Columbus, past president of Walsenburg Club, a member of the Walsenburg Golf Association and St. Mary Church. Survivors include his wife, Rosalie of the family home in Walsenburg; children, Andrew Ritz, Lisa Harpole and David Ritz; three grandchildren; a sister, Donna Mimovich; two brothers, John Day and Richard Day; numerous nephews and nieces. Rosary was at 7 p.m. Wednesday from St. Mary Church. Funeral mass was Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2000 - Andrew Michael Ritz Sr., 71, lifelong resident of Walsenburg, died Saturday, March 18, 2000, at the Huerfano Medical Center where he had been a patient. Mr. Ritz was born on March 12, 1929, in Walsenburg to Andrew and Helen Paulovsky Ritz. Mr. Ritz, a member of St. Mary Church, worked as an electrician for J&L Electric for 40 years and was a veteran of the Korean War, 24th Division, a retired fire chief of the Walsenburg Volunteer Fire Department, a former member of the Walsenburg School Board, member of the Knights of Columbus and the Walsenburg Golf Association, and past president of the Walsenburg Club. Mr. Ritz is survived by his wife, Rosalie, of the family home; children, Andrew (Karen) Ritz, Lisa (John) Harpole, David Ritz; grandchildren, Alexander Ritz, Emily Harpole, Mary Harpole; sister, Donna Mimovich; brothers, John (Carol) Day, Richard (Linda) Day; numerous nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Helen Ritz/Day. Service, St. Mary Church; funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, March 23, with Father Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Senior Outreach Program or St. Mary Church.

Ritz, Katheryn
Katheryn Ritz - Huerfano World - March 4, 2004 - Her crystal blue eyes and radiant smile were gifts from heaven. Feb. 28, 2004, God brought them and Katheryn Ritz home. Katheryn, 99, resident; of Albuquerque, N.M. the past 11 years, died at the home of her daughter, Rosemary Smith. Even in her final days, the long-time Walsenburg resident possessed strength, courage and humor. Born in a small coal-miner's camp in Pryor, on July 20, 1904, Katheryn was the seventh of 14 children - the last to be called to the Lord. She attended school through eighth grade, then worked on a Raton, N.M. farm. She returned home, marrying George Ritz, May 24, 1925. Living at Walsen Camp, they raised, and educated their three children, Rosemary, Richard and James. A fourth, George Jr., died 12 days after birth. George, a strong-willed coal miner, passed away in August, 1975, three months after their 50th wedding anniversary. Katheryn, active in the Tabernacle Society and the Catholic Daughters, was a sports enthusiast and card player. Her favorite baseball team was the Cardinals, one she traveled to St. Louis to see. But that thrill was nothing compared to watching her sons, Richard and Jimmy, lead St. Mary High in football and basketball. Rosemary, Richard and Jimmy all graduated from St. Mary -- and college. Katheryn and George instilled the value of education in their children, seeing to it they received their degrees -- a major feat, given a coal miner's minimal salary. Katheryn was an inspiration to many as she aged. Always the center of attention, she often asked strangers, "how old do you think I am?" Nobody ever guessed, typically missing by a decade-sometimes two. Katheryn is survived by children, Rosemary of Albuquerque; James and wife, Mary Ann, of Littleton; daughter-in-law, Barbara Ritz; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was also preceded in death by her son, Richard Ritz. Rosary will be recited Mar. 4, 2004 at 6 p.m. at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Funeral service will be held Friday, Mar. 5, 2004 at 11 a.m. from St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment will take place at St. Mary North Cemetery in Walsenburg. Friends may visit St. Mary Catholic Church, Thursday Mar. 4, 2004, 4 p.m. until time of the rosary. Overcoming numerous illnesses and surgeries in her 90s, Katheryn attributed her longevity to the love of life, family - chicken and coffee. Katheryn Ritz - mother, grandmother, friend. Your humor, smile and eyes, oh those blue eyes, will be sorely missed. It's now time for the Lord to enjoy your gifts.

Ritz, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Ritz - Huerfano World – November 14, 2002 - Mary Ann Ritz, 99, of Walsenburg, died peacefully in her sleep and rests in the hands of her Lord and Virgin Mary, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002. Mary Was born on Sept. 8, 1903 in Superior, CO to Anthony Koszis and Anna Norick, pioneers of Lithuanian immigrant families who immigrated to Lake City, CO in the 1890's. Mary attended school in Walsenburg and Arizona, later marrying a miner, Steve Ritz on Oct. 8, 1923 in St. Mary Church. They lived several years in Arizona, but Mary lived the last half century of her life in Walsenburg. She was a member of St. Mary Church and in her early years was chairman of the local Democratic Party and was involved with other civic associations including the UMWA with her husband. Mary is survived by a number of cousins other relatives and friends. Rosary, 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, 2002. Funeral mass, 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002 at St. Mary Church with Fr. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.

Ritz, Mary Kathryn
Mary Kathryn Ritz - Huerfano World – June 29, 2006 – Mary Kathryn Ritz (Kathy), born April 2, 1958, passed away June 16, 2006. Survived by her mother, Barbara (O'Rourke) Ritz; siblings: George, Dee and Sharon (Andrew) Bonner; nephews, David and Ian Bonner. Also survived by aunts and uncles: Mary O'Rourke, Agnes and John Bechaver, Rosemary Smith and Jim and Mary Ann Ritz and numerous cousins. Kathy was preceded in death by her father, Richard; grandparents, Francis and Agnes O'Rourke and George and Katheryn Ritz. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Littleton.

Ritz, Pete
Pete Ritz - Huerfano World - March 11, 1982 - In memory of our dearly loved brother, brother-in-law, and uncle, Pete Ritz who died five years ago, Mar. 15. (verse) Sadly missed by sisters, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, and great nieces.

Rivar, Paul
Paul Rivar - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - November 11, 1918 - Paul Rivar, 11 years old, was so injured when struck by an automobile at Pueblo that he died a few hours later. The car was driven by Mrs. E. E. Gray.

Rivas, Betty Marie
Betty Marie Rivas - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 1997 - Betty Marie Rivas, 65, died Tuesday, Aug. 19. Services, 10 a.m. Friday, Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial in the Fowler Cemetery. Griffy Funeral Homes, Manzanola Fowler and Ordway.

Rivas, Cecillia
Cecillia (Celia) Rivas - Trinidad Times Independent - June 22, 2008 - Cecillia (Celia) Rivas, 61, went home with our Lord on June 15, 2008. She was born July 3, 1946, in Trinidad. She was preceded in death by parents Felix and Clara Gonzales, brother Kelly Gonzales, widow of Joe Sanchez and Nat Rivas. Beloved mother of Lillian (Gilbert) Martinez, Robert (Annie) Barrera, Lola (Frank) Medina and Fred (Jamie) Barrera Sr.; special grandchildren Joseph (Gina) Gonzales, Fred Barrera Jr. and Shaylyn Choate. Twenty-one grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Brothers Felix (Diane) Gonzales and Roy Elliott Jr.; Sisters Lydia Soliz, Grace Sisneros, Frances Mejia, Margaret (Jose) Rodriguez-Guiterrez, Bernadette (Jack) Claflin, Trina Gonzales, Anna Camacho, Debbie Gonzales. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins. Celia was loved dearly and will always be our sarge. Memorial services will be on Saturday, June 21, 2008, at 11 a.m. officiated by Pastor Bill Frashuer at Faith Christian Fellowship Church on Sante Fe Trail Drive. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Rivas, Maria
Maria Rivas - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2004 - Maria Rivas, 81, born Sept. 17, 1923, and passed away Sept. 17, 2004. She is preceded in death by her husband, Manuel; her son, Ernie Rivas; her parents, Genaro and Margarita Sanchez and Juan Angel and Espisia Archuleta; and her brothers and sisters, Candido Archuleta, Ben Archuleta, Jose Archuleta, Ephigena Lemon, Delfina Aragon, Alonzo Archuleta, Placida Valdez, Andrieta Sanchez, Raymundo Archuleta and Margarita Cordova. Survived by children, Carol (Richard) Trujillo of Chino, Calif., and Lovelia Rivas of Pueblo; grandchildren, Carlos Quintana, Antoinette Quintana, Greg Bachicha, Desiree Bachicha, Lisa Bachicha, Richard Trujillo, Angel Trujillo, Erik Trujillo; great-grandchildren, Jason Quintana, Demi Garven, Mariah Freeman-Bachicha and Isaiah Bachicha, Crystal Trujillo, and Raeann Gallegos. Also survived by her brothers and sisters, Roberto Archuleta, Stella (Ben) Gonzales, Max (Cora) Archuleta, Manuel (Verma) Sanchez, Irene (Margarito) Medina, and Encarnacion (Fred) Sanchez; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. She was a member of St. Leander Church, where the services will be held. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Rivas, Octavio G.
Octavio G. Rivas - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2000 - Octavio G. Rivas, born March 22, 1929, passed away March 14, 2000. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Julia Rivas; children, Louise (Colin) Bottem, Margaret (Louis) Vigil, Gloria Sena (Jimmy), Octavio (Maryann) Rivas Jr., Arthur Rivas Sr., Carmela (John) Baca, Carlos Rivas; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; one brother, three sisters all of Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive. Preceded in death by daughter, Erlinda Rivas; parents, Jesus and Antonia Rivas; and parents-in-law, Francisco and Virginia Gallardo. Octavio was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired from CF&I after 34 years of service. He loved camping, fishing and working at home in his yard and spending time with his family. Viewing Thursday, noon until 5 p.m. Prayer service Thursday, 7 p.m., funeral service Friday, 10 a.m., both services at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

River, Thomas B.
Thomas B. River - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 1998 - Florence Mortuary Florence, Colo. Thomas B. River, 85, of Penrose, born on June 12, 1912, in Gypsum, Colo., died Jan. 14, 1998. He retired from the Portland Cement Co., served in the U.S. Army and was a member of BPOE No. 611 and was a Presbyterian. He lived in Fremont County most of his life and worked in mines as a young man in Cripple Creek and Victor. He drove a coal truck for Corley Mine and served his country in World War II in Korea. After his time in the service he went to work for Portland Cement and worked there until his retirement in the early 70's. He was an adopted father to many of his nieces and nephews and was an avid Broncos fan and loved baseball and rodeos. He married Bernice (Curtis) on July 4, 1936, in Denver. He is survived by daughter, Peggy (Joe) Jarrett of Pueblo- son, Thomas (Joyce) River of Shelton, Wash.- grandchildren, Rodney and Wesley Wilson of Pueblo, Scott (Cindy) River of Shelton, Wash., and Michelle River of Oregon- sister, Mary (Harry) Hildreth of Clearfield, Utah- sister-in-law, Ruth River of Texas and Thelma (Clif) Halbrook of Elizabeth, Colo.- many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife- parents- and grandson, Jeffery Wilson. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. today at Florence Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Dale Powell. Inurnment at Union Highland Cemetery at a later date. Memorials to the American Lung Association through the Florence Mortuary.

Rivera, Alfredo Lewis
Alfredo Lewis Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1987 - Alfredo Lewis Rivera, 1916 E. Abriendo, departed this life Feb. 21, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A Pueblo resident since 1952, Mr. Rivera was born April 23, 1917, in Guadalupita, N.M. He married the former Grace Mestas on Nov. 23, 1938, in Mora, N.M. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Rivera was a member of St. Francis Xavier parish. He retired from the CF&I coke plant in June of 1979 after 28 years of service. A member of Local No. 2102, he enjoyed fishing and watching softball and football games. Predeceased by father, Jose Dolores Rivera in April of 1966. Survivors include his wife, Grace M. Rivera of the family home; children, Jerry (Theresa) Rivera, Albuquerque, N.M., John (Frieda) Rivera, Pueblo, Tillie (Gilbert) Abeyta, Pueblo; stepmother, Sophia Rivera, Farmington, N.M.; brother, Elcio (Cordelia) Rivera, Pueblo; five sisters, Alice (Sam) Espinoza, Delphenia (George) Medina, Mabel (Ernie) Herrera, Dora (Tim) Duran, Janet (Eloy) Trujillo, all of New Mexico; 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday, and Mass of the Resurrection, noon Tuesday. Both services at St. Francis Xavier Church, with the Rev. Edward G. Pettit as celebrant. Interment and military honors, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home.

Rivera, Angela Muniz de
Angela Muniz de Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2006 - Angela Muniz de Rivera, May 30, 1928, July 13, 2006. Your life was full and your trials many. You inspired us with your courage, energy and poise. You were Angela, our angel, who blessed our lives. You will live forever in our memories. You were smart and beautiful and your heart was pure. Your were generous and happy and your smile was your gift to everyone. Your love was unconditional and sincere. Dad was the love of your life- your best friend. My three sons you would say-- with joy and pride. Your daughters by marriage added to your joy, and your granddaughters were your legacy and hope for the future. If we could define you in one word it would be joy. You brought joy into this world and that will be everlasting. Mom, a million kisses and a million hugs, just doesn't seem enough to let you know how much we loved you. You were the best friend we ever had. A Jewell on Earth, A Jewell in Heaven. Private services have taken place.

Rivera, Angela S.
Angela S. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2005 - Angela S. Rivera, 66, went to be with the Lord on June 6, 2005, due to illness. She was born on Aug. 22, 1938, in San Luis, Colo., to the union of Ambroseo and Salome Mondragon. Angela was preceded in death by her sister, Antonia "Tony" Callaghan. She is survived by her parents; her loving husband of 47 years, John; children, John Jr. (Brenda) Rivera, Casandra (Paul) Naranjo, Kenneth Rivera (Cindy Ellingson); grandchildren, Alicia and Paul Naranjo Jr., Xavier, Isabella and Luke Rivera; brothers, Jose (Jesusita) and Larry (Evelyn) Mondragon; sister, Jennie (Ben) Sandoval; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. A special thank you to the North Side Dialysis Center staff. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Holy Rosary Church in Angela's memory through the funeral home. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. today, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2005, with rosary to follow at 7 p.m., Holy Rosary Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2005, Holy Rosary Church with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Rivera, Barbara Ann
Barbara Ann (Tafoya) Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 1987 - Barbara Ann Tafoya-Rivera, 2112 Sherwood, departed this life Thursday, May 28 , 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A lifetime Pueblo resident, she was born Nov. 20, 1951. She was a cashier at Montgomery Ward and a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. She married Pedro Rivera, Aug. 23, 1975, in Pueblo. She is survived by her husband; children, Bernadette Marie Rivera and David Sais, all of the family home; parents, Lee and Lera Tafoya, Pueblo; brother, Tom Tafoya, Pueblo; four sisters, Helen M. (Morris) Garcia, Corpus Christi, Texas; Dorothy Sanchez, Phyllis M. (George) Garcia, Shirley K. (Ronald) Lopez, all of Pueblo. Survived also by in-laws, Agapito and Anita Rivera; three sisters-in-law, Julie Padilla, Hope (John) Espinoza, Felice Rivera, all of Pueblo, and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary service, 7 p.m. Sunday, Requiem Latin Mass, 1 p.m. Monday, both,, services Angelus Chapel with the Rev. Daniel Jones celebrant. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Rivera, Brenda Kay
Brenda Kay Rivera – Pueblo Chieftain – October 19, 2006 - Brenda Kay Rivera, 46, of Pueblo, joined God, her creator, on Oct. 16, 2006. Preceded in death by her beloved parents, Marvin C. Nezvensky Sr. and Mary Lou Muhic-Voytko; brother, Robert "Bob" Nezvensky. Survived by her devoted husband, George A. Rivera; daughter, Jennifer Allphin; son, Brandon Allphin; stepson, George D. Rivera; sister Becky (George) Burtnett, Humeston, Iowa; numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends. Brenda enjoyed her work as a registered nurse for many years, and later in life she attained a love for family photography. She enjoyed the company of all the families she met while traveling for Shugart's Photography. The combination of her passion of home life and photography inspired her to open Brenda Kay's Hometown Studio. She also enjoyed singing with her husband, George, in their band, "Straight Up" and watching his band, "Fat chance" perform at many functions. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. today, Oct. 19, 2006, Roselawn Funeral Home. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. today, Oct. 19, 2006, Holy Family Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Rivera, Carlos Danilo
Carlos Danilo Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2001 - Age 54, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord March 28, 2001. Born Feb. 17, 1947, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Preceded in death by his dad, Ramon Rivera; brother, Orlando Rivera; grandson, Zachary Ryan Colby; and paternal grandparents. Survived by his loving wife, Joyce Rivera of the family home; daughter, Brenda (Mike) Colby, Pueblo; granddaughter, Caitlyn Colby, Pueblo; mother, Iris Rodriguez, New York; uncle who raised him, Melquiades (Ada) Cortes, Puerto Rico; sisters, Anna (Joe) Negron, Puerto Rico, and Marisol (Raul) Cede–o, Florida; brother, Carlos (Elli) Cortes, Florida; mother-in-law, Mary Ortega, Pueblo. Carlos served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for the Rio Grande Railroad and several years for the Diocese of Pueblo before taking partial retirement. He enjoyed the time he spent with his family, especially his granddaughter Caitlyn, who was his pride and joy. He was an avid antique collector and loved cooking Puerto Rican meals. He liked to discuss the Bible with his wife and enjoyed having company. Carlos was a generous, kind, compassionate and loving person . He leaves to cherish his memory numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, aunts, cousins and other relatives, friends and neighbors. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday at the Sacred Heart Cathedral. Celebrant, Most Rev. Bishop Arthur Tafoya. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Rivera, Cordelia E.
Cordelia E. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - April 07, 2004 - Cordelia E. Rivera, 83, departed this life April 5, 2004, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Born Nov. 14, 1920, in Taos, N.M., she was a homemaker. Survived by her husband, whom she married 69 years ago, Elcio Rivera; one daughter, Jane (Archie) Alcon; grandchildren, Eddie (Michelle) Alcon; a brother, Demetrio (Ida) Espinoza; other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Furjencio and Lucila Espinoza; and several brothers. Mass of Christian Burial, 2 p.m. today, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Legion of Mary in her memory.

Rivera, Danny R.
Danny R. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2002 - Danny R. Rivera, 45, passed away Dec. 15, 2002, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Colorado Springs.

Rivera, David Phillip
David Phillip Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2005 - David Phillip Rivera, 11, born on March 10, 1993, and passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 23, 2005. David was a former student at Ben Franklin Elementary School and most recently attended Carlile Elementary School and was in the fifth grade. He loved to tell jokes and clown around. David and his brother, Beno, were always together. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Jane Garcia. David leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Robert Rivera and Dianne Garcia; siblings, Beno and Selena; grandfather, Tom Garcia; great-grandmother, Stephanie Garcia; paternal grandmother, Phyllis Rivera; godparents, Anthony and Davine Martinez; godsister, Reilly; godbrother, Max; aunts, Lupe (Steve) Brown, Stephanie (Isaac) Cisneros, Tammy Bravo, Dina (Joey) Saucedo-Bustos, Lisa Garcia; uncles, Tom Garcia, Jimmy (Danae) Garcia, David (Lynette) Garcia, Louis (Lisa) Saucedo, Pat Craig, Jason (Chandra) Rivera, David Rivera; and his numerous cousins, whom he loved giving every single one of them a hard time. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. today, Angelus Funeral Home, 1101 E. Evans Ave. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, at St. Leander Church, 1402 E. Seventh, with Father Jesse Perez, as celebrant. Cremation. Memorial Contributions may be made in David's name to Wells Fargo Bank, 3000 Hart Road.

Rivera, Denice T. DeHerrera
Denice T. DeHerrera Rivera - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 23, 2007 - Denice T. Rivera, age 37, a resident of Colorado Springs since 1973 passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood. She was a business office associate for Cedar Springs Hospital. Denice was born on February 9, 1970 in Pueblo, Colorado to Charles O. and Angelina (Lopez) DeHerrera. She was a 1988 graduate of Sierra High School and married Darin O. Rivera on May 18, 2001 in Pueblo. Denice was an expert pool player who loved being with her family. She was a devoted mother, wife, daughter, sister and aunt who will be dearly missed. She is survived by her loving husband: Darin of Colorado Springs; her father: Charles DeHerrera of Colorado Springs; her children: Roman Manzanares and Angelina T. Rivera. She is also survived by her sisters: Diane (David) Garcia of Espanola, New Mexico; Debra (Ivan) Aleman of Fountain; and Dawn (Essam) Cordova of San Angelo, Texas and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother: Angie DeHerrera and her brother: Charles DeHerrera, Jr. Visitation will be held from 6:00-7:00 pm on Monday, March 26th, 2007 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 2715 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs. A rosary will follow at 7:00 pm at the Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday at the Church with burial at Evergreen Cemetery.

Rivera, Dennis E.
Dennis E. Rivera - Huerfano World - February 7, 1991 - Dennis E. Rivera, 71, of St. Paul, MN, died Jan. 30, 1991, following a prolonged illness. Born Sept. 19, 1919, in Cameron, Mr. Rivera later left the community to serve in World War II. Later years found Mr. Rivera and his family settled in St. Paul where he resided until his death. Mr. Rivera is survived by his five children, Dennis Rivera Jr., St. Paul; Steve Rivera, St. Paul; John Rivera, Waterloo, IA; Reyna White, St. Paul and Susan Neskey of Pennsylvania; 14 grandchildren, an uncle, aunts and cousins.

Rivera, Dora
Dora Rivera - Albuquerque Journal – September 21, 2005 - Dora Rivera, age 82, passed away September 17, 2005 at her residence is Santa Rosa, NM following an illness. Dora was born November 13, 1922 in Walsenburg, CO to the home of Ignacio and Adelina Espinoza Moreno. She was raised in Pecos, NM. Dora married Max Rivera on September 2, 1937 in Santa Rosa. She enjoyed growing plants and taking care of her animals. Dora was a devoted member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church where she and Max devoted a lot of their time in decorating the altar and getting the Church ready for the different seasons and Holidays. She was a member of the Altar Society where she served as President for over 30 years, the Catholic Daughters, Cursillista's and served as Eucharistic Minister. Max and Dora were recently chosen by Archbishop Michael Sheehan to receive the St. Francis of Assisi award that would be presented to them in October at St Francis Basilica for all their hard work and dedication they have given to their Parish. Dora was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will truly be missed. She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Carolina Rivera; her son, Alfredo Rivera; brothers, Ignacio Moreno, Jr., Jesus Moreno and Nazario Sena. Survivors include her husband, Max Rivera of the family home in Santa Rosa; her children, Max Rivera, Jr. and wife, Patricia of Albuquerque, Robert Rivera and wife, Ida of Santa Rosa, Cathy Apodaca and husband, Anthony of Los Lunas; daughter in law, Yolanda Rivera of Santa Rosa. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters: Eloy Moreno, Frances Baca and husband, Frank, Alice Lopez and husband, Manuel, Beatrice Gonzalez and husband, Lawrence, Margaret Benavidez and husband, Gene; sister in law, Josefita Lopez Coronado; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends. Rosary Services will be held on Tuesday, September 20, at 7:00 p.m. from St. Rose Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. also from St. Rose Church with Father Nick Nichols officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot at St. Joseph Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Anthony Rivera, Eric Rivera, Joaquin Rivera, Vincent Rivera, Sam Rivera, Armando Apodaca, Gabriel Apodaca and Estevan Apodaca. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be the rest of her grandchildren. All Services are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 923 South 3rd St. Santa Rosa, NM (505)472-3369.

Rivera, Elcio
Elcio Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2004 - Elcio Rivera, 91, born June 12, 1913, in Guadalpita, N.M, passed away at his home, Nov. 16, 2004. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. Yard Department. Preceeded in death by parents, Jose D. and Josefita (Vigil) Rivera; wife, Cordelia (Espinoza) Rivera. Survived by daughter, Jane (Archie) Alcon; grandson whom he helped to raise, Eddie Alcon; granddaughter, Michele Alcon; sister, Alicia (Samuel) Espinoza; brother-in-law, Demetrio (Ida) Espinoza; numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Church. Military honors at graveside by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team, Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Legion of Mary through the church.

Rivera, Emiterio
Emiterio "Emit" "Mitz" Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 1999 - Emiterio "Emit" "Mitz" Rivera, 62, passed away after a brief illness. Preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Barbara Rivera. Beloved husband of Martina (Marty) Rivera- children, Darren (Paula) Rivera, Eric, Steve and Stacy Rivera- grandchildren, Jesse and Bryce Rivera, Sara Snyder, Danny Lamberson, Michael and Vanessa Wear- brothers and sisters, Frances Reynolds, Jenny Mayer, Joe (Ersie) Rivera, John (Angie) Rivera, Penny (Dave) Trujillo- brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnnie (Virginia) Gallegos, Art (Pat) Gallegos, Nick (Kim)Gallegos, Irene Ulibarri, Duke (Diane) Gallegos, Danny (Annabel) Gallegos-also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Emit was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be sadly missed by all he touched. Emit was born in Las Vegas, N.M. He was raised in Pueblo and graduated from Central High School in 1957. He retired from Colorado Mental Institute after 28 years of service and was also a member of Moose Lodge No.19. At his request, cremation with no viewing. Memorial Mass, Tuesday, 10a.m., Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory.

Rivera, Esequiel
Esequiel "Zeke" Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2003 - Esequiel "Zeke" Rivera Esequiel "Zeke" Rivera, 75, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord May 22, 2003. Born Aug. 22, 1927, in Taos, N.M. Preceded in death by his daughter, Baby Girl Rivera; parents, Pedro and Julia Rivera; brother, Felipe Rivera; sisters, Josephine Padilla and Mary Duran. Survived by his loving wife, Marcella Rivera; children, Anita B. Rivera, Lolita (Kelvin) Peterson, Inez Pacheco, Sam Rivera, all of Pueblo; also survived by 11 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, numerous nieces and nephews, and others who called him grampa and dad. Zeke enjoyed the time he spent with his family, fishing, but more important, the time he spent with the Lord. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Viewing from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday and memorial prayer service, 7 p.m. Monday; both at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Pueblo Christian Center. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Pueblo Christian Center, after interment.

Rivera, Florence O.
Florence O. Rivera - Lafayette Colorado - November 02, 2000 - Florence O. Rivera, a Lafayette resident, died Oct. 24 in Boulder. She was 81. Services were Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lafayette. Interment was in Louisville Cemetery. She was born Dec. 19, 1918, in Walsenburg. She was active with Immaculate Conception Church, the Altar & Rosary Society, the Martha's, and Lafayette Senior Citizens. She is survived by two brothers, John B., Corvallis, Mont., and Joseph G., Northglenn; and three sisters, Betty Montoya, Berkeley, Calif., Martha Leisek, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Beverly Donnemiller, Talmadge, Ohio.

Rivera, Francis A. Sr.
Francis A. Rivera Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 1997 - Francis A. Rivera Sr., 77, of Costilla, N.M., formerly of Pueblo, passed away on July 17, 1997. Mr. Rivera was an 18-year Army veteran and a veteran of World War II. He was a retired school teacher having taught Spanish and history and was a counselor for many years at the Excelsior and Pleasant View Schools in Pueblo County District 70. He is survived by his wife, Clorinda Rivera- son, Fritzy Rivera- brothers, Eloy, Jasper, Vernon, Emery, Manuel, Thomas and Amos- and four grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 21, 1997, at 1 p.m. at Rivera Chapel in Taos, N.M. Pallbearers will be his brothers. Military honors will be by VFW Post No. 3259. Interment will follow at the Garcia Presbyterian Cemetery in Garcia, Colo. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, 818 S. Santa Fe Road, Taos, N.M. (505) 758-3841.

Rivera, Francis Earl
Francis Earl "Fritz" Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 2002 - Francis Earl "Fritz" Rivera, 58, born Aug. 9, 1944, passed away Nov. 22, 2002. Preceded in death by his parents, Amado and Betty Rivera; and special aunt, Violet Wade. Survived by wife, Thomasina "Tomie;" children, Mako, Randy (Theresa), Rita (Phil), Rusty (JoAnn), Ruth (Tim), Santos, Cruz, Valentine and Jorge; eight grandchildren, one great grandchild and numerous other relatives and friends. "Fritz" will always be remembered by his family as a wonderful husband, loving father and friend and will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at the funeral home.

Rivera, Frank
Frank "Toby" Rivera - Huerfano World - February 10, 2000 - Frank "Toby" Rivera, 77, of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died at his home Jan. 31, 2000. Born in Walsenburg he graduated from Huerfano County High School in 1942. He was married to the late Rafelita Trujillo. He is survived by a sister, Flavia "Roman" Chavez of Denver, numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial mass will be Saturday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 2645 East Forty-eight Avenue, Denver. A reception will follow. Denver Rocky Mountain News - February 05, 2000 - Frank T. Rivera, 77, of Denver died Jan. 31. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Mr. Rivera was born in Walsenburg on July 2, 1922. He married Rafaelita Trujillo. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was a teacher. Survivors include sister Flavia Chavez of Denver.

Rivera, Frank R.
Frank R. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2004 - Frank R. Rivera, 83, passed away Oct. 26, 2004, in Pueblo. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Rivera, Frank S.
Frank S. Rivera - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 20, 2006 - Frank S. Rivera, 67, a longtime Colorado Springs resident, passed away September 14, 2006. He was born June 29, 1939 in Red Wing, Colorado to the late Felix and Josefita (Gallegos) Rivera. Frank was a veteran of the U.S. Army after serving two years and being honorably discharged during the Vietnam War. He then served 38 years civil service with the Air Force Academy. As a young man, Frank was a skilled mason and during his tenure with the Academy was a chief cook and ice sculpture artist for the Cadet dining hall. He retired from the Academy as a communications operator for the 911 emergency dispatch. He is survived by his wife, Julia B. Rivera; two daughters: Gail Rivera-DeHerrera of Pueblo West, CO., Jill Rivera-Valdez of Thornton, CO.; and four grandsons: Cristoval, Jacob, and Matthew DeHerrera, and Ethan Valdez; sisters: Cora Alvarado, Ophelia Kristianson and Mary Rivera of Colorado Springs, Florence Chambers of Hillsboro, MS., Vicki Carlucci of Mt. Prospect, IL.; brother: Felix Rivera of Colorado Springs; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Friday, September 22 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Swan-Law Funeral Home prior to the recitation of the rosary at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 23 at Pulpit Rock Church, 301 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO.

Rivera, Gloria Dolores
Gloria Dolores Rivera - Denver Post - October 25, 1994 - Gloria Dolores Rivera, Denver homemaker, 48 - Gloria Delores Rivera of Denver, a homemaker, died Oct. 5. She was 48. A memorial service was Oct. 15 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was born Nov. 22, 1945, in Walsenburg. She is survived by a son, John; three daughters, Tammy, Angel and Tara; her mother, Bernice Cortez; three sisters, Teresa, Linda and Rita; three brothers, Phil, Rich and James; and four grandchildren.

Rivera, Gregory N.
Gregory N. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2004 - Gregory N. Rivera, 82, of Pueblo. Passed away Oct. 15, 2004. Born Jan. 30, 1922, in Trinidad. Preceded in death by parents, Julian and Quirina Rivera; brothers, Toby Rivera, George Rivera. Survived by loving wife, Gloria Rivera; sons, Jerry Rivera, Leonard (Nancy) Rivera; grandchildren, Greg (Bev) Rivera, Gina Rivera, Anthony (Valerie) Rivera; great-grandchildren, Brianne, Lea, Dominick Rivera; brothers, Ralph (Renae) Rivera, Benny (Louise) Rivera, Ernie (Rose) Rivera; sisters, Jenny (Nebas) Ramirez, Helen Russ, Maggie (Luiz) Rodriguez, Mary Rivera. Gregory served in the army during the Battle of the Bulge. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Relatives and friends will be received at Sacred Heart Cathedral Hall after service. Military Honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2004 - Gregory N. Rivera, 82, of Pueblo. Gregory was an employee of CF&I Steel Mill for 39 years. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. today, at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Rivera, Henrietta
Henrietta Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 1986 - Henrietta Rivera, 84, late of Highland Park Nursing Home and formerly of Las Vegas, N.M., died May 27, 1986. Mass of Christian Burial, 1:30 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Rivera, Jana L.
Jana L. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2005 - Jana L. Rivera, 57, of Manitou Springs, Colo., formerly of Pueblo, passed away May 18, 2005. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2005, followed by the funeral service beginning at 1 p.m.; both services will be held at the Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Rivera, Joaquin Ayon
Joaquin Ayon Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 2004 - Joaquin Ayon Rivera, 23, of Rocky Ford, passed away Aug. 23, 2004. Preceded in death by son, Jesus Antonio Ayon. Survived by son, Joaquin Benancio Ayon; mother, Adela Rivera; sister, Claudia Ayon Rivera. Memorial service, 6 p.m. tonight, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Rivera, John A.
John A. Rivera – Albuquerque Journal – July 2, 2001 - Rosary services for John A. Rivera, 64, of Amarillo will be at 7:00 P.M., Monday, July 2, 2001 in Sanders Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 3, 2001 in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Officiating will be the Reverend David R. Cruz. Burial will be in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home. Mr. Rivera died on Saturday, June 30, 2001 at his residence in Amarillo. He was born on January 21, 1937 in Trinidad, Colorado and moved to Lubbock in 1938, he moved to Amarillo in 1997. He married Sarah J. Garcia on September 11, 1959 in Lubbock. He attended Lubbock High School, El Paso Community College, South Plains College, and Draughn's Business School. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and served as an Altar Boy there. He became a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, and served as parish counsel. He became a member of the Knight's of Columbus in Lubbock and Houston. He was also a member of the Holy Name Society. He Owned S & J catering where he sold Burritos, he was known as the "Burrito Man." Survivors include; his wife Sarah of Amarillo; three sons, Jerry Rivera of Hobbs, New Mexico, Richard Rivera of San Angelo, and Alex Rivera of Deer Park, Texas; two daughters. Annette Tah of Glendale, Arizona, and Felisha DeLaCruz of Albuquerque, New Mexico; a brother, Joe A. Rivera of Amarillo; two sisters, Felipa Cantu of Lubbock, and Mary Leos of Lubbock; eight grandsons and two granddaughters. Pallbearers will be Freddie Torres, Michael Rivera, Gabriel Rivera, Jody Leos, Tony Rivera, and Albert Hernandez. Honorary Pallbearers will be Manuel Davila, Marcos Hernandez, Bill Avilez, Jesus Valdez, Sonny Rivera, and Richard Lopez. The family suggests memorials be made to the Angels of Mercy.

Rivera, Juanita Adelaida
Juanita Adelaida Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 2000 - Juanita Adelaida Rivera late of Pueblo, formerly of Boone, passed away Nov. 24, 2000. Born Sept. 13, 1918, in Rainsville, N.M. Preceded in death by husband, Maximinio Rivera, July 3, 1994; son, Ramon Rivera, Feb. 10, 1985; and parents, Juan B. and Manuelita Lopez in 1962. Survived by children, Juan M. (Katie) Rivera, Denver, Mary P. Rivera, Lamar, Colo., Susanne (Manuel) Vega, Marianna T. Sandoval and Stephanie Williams, all of Pueblo; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Dominga Trujillo, Colorado Springs; sister-in-law, Elena Lozano, Pueblo West; and daughter-in-law, Mary Frances Rivera, Pueblo. Preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Rivera was a member of The Ministry of Praise for the Diocese of Pueblo, member of Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, and St. Anne's Church, Pueblo. She served as a lector and Eucharistic Minister and was a member of the prayer group at Sacred Heart Church before moving to Pueblo. She also served as a CCD (religious education) teacher for 16 years. Services will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. Monday. Scripture rosary, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Father Maurice Gallagher officiating. Interment at St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale. The Rivera family will receive friends at the church hall following the services.

Rivera, Laura Geneva
Laura Geneva Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2002 - Age 14, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 8, 2002. Born Jan. 21, 1987, in Pueblo. Survived by mother, Ilene E. Rivera (Thomas Sanchez), Pueblo; father, Michael Solorzano, Pueblo; sisters, Myra Sanchez and Savanah Sanchez, both of Denver; brother, Thomas Sanchez, Denver; half-brother, Mario Bonetta; grandparents, Lawrence Rivera Sr., Pueblo, Shirley Pena, Pueblo, and George and Loretta Solorzano, Pueblo; uncles, Lawrence Rivera Jr., Eric Rivera and Michael Rivera; aunt, Cheryl Rivera. Also survived by numerous cousins and friends. Laura was a freshman at Central High School. She enjoyed music, dancing and being with her friends shopping for clothing. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, both at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Celebrant, Rev. Ed Pettit. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Shirley Pena family will be received at Imperial Cemetery hall and Lawrence and Ilene Rivera family will be received at 1405 Bragdon.

Rivera, Leonard Arthur
Leonard Arthur Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2006 - Leonard Arthur Rivera, 57, passed away June 9, 2006, after a lengthy illness. Leonard was born Nov. 6, 1948, in Pueblo, Colo., to Gregory and Gloria Rivera. He was preceded in death by his father, Gregory N. Rivera; and father-in-law, Walter C. Olmstead. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Nancy; children, Gregg (Beverly), Regina and Anthony (Valerie); grandchildren, Brianne, Lea and Dominick; mother, Gloria; brother, Jerry; mother-in-law, Ramona Olmstead; brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and Selena Jaramillo, Ronnie and Kathy Garcia, Judy Olmstead, Gary and Brenda Olmstead and Alan and Jennifer Olmstead; special godsons, Alan Olmstead, Frank Jaramillo Jr. and Carl Cordova; and numerous nieces and nephews. Leonard graduated from Pueblo Centennial High School in 1966, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving a tour in Korea. Leonard was employed at the CF&I Steel Corporation for 15 years and retired from the State of Colorado in 1998. He loved his family and friends and adored his grandchildren. He enjoyed music, dancing, sporting events and the large family gatherings. Leonard was very proud of all his nieces and nephews and was supportive of them in all their endeavors. He had a cheerful and sweet personality and had many, many friends. Leonard's optimism and courage through all the surgeries, treatments, and experimental procedures is an inspiration to us all. His determination to get well never wavered. Recitation of the Rosary, 6 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2006, and memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2006; both services, St. Joseph Catholic Parish. Inurnment at Roselawn Cemetery. Special services by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Rivera, Levi W.
Levi W. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 2002 - Levi W. Rivera passed away unexpectedly Aug. 2, 2002. He was born Aug. 17, 1962. Levi was a hard worker at everything he did. He enjoyed fishing and camping with his loyal companion, Chuka. He was preceded in death by his father, Ruben Rivera. Levi leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Virginia Rivera Saiz; his goddaughter, Jessica Rivera; his siblings, Toni DeLao, Vivian (Sal) Martinez, Fred (Louise) DeLao, John (Stella) DeLao, Tito (Amy) Maes, Suzie DeLao, Michael DeLao, Eve and Georgia Rivera, all of Pueblo, and Debbie (Tony) Hawkins of California; aunt, Delphia (Pete) Montoya; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be held from noon until 7 p.m. today at the mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, in the Davis Memorial Chapel followed by cremation in the Davis Crematory. The family will receive friends at 1810 E. Abriendo following the services.

Rivera, Lydia
Lydia Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2004 - Lydia Rivera, 64, of Trinidad, Colo., passed away Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, in Pueblo. Lydia is survived by her beloved mother, Maxine Trujillo; sisters, Rose Trujillo and Katie Hughes, whom she loved dearly, and held a special place for her in her heart; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Ernest Vigil. Lydia will be remembered as a very dedicated Broncos fan who enjoyed getting together with her friends on game days. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, Roselawn Funeral Home. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, Roselawn Cemetery.

Rivera, Manuel C.
Manuel C. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1986 - Manuel C. Rivera, born Feb. 4, 1890, in Costilla, N.M., died Aug. 8, 1986, in Walsenburg at the age of 96. Enlisted in the 1st New Mexico National Guard in 1916 and was a bugler in the headquarters of Gen. John "Black Jack" Pershing. He later served in World War I in Europe. He retired from Pueblo Depot Activity in 1956. He was preceded in death by wife, Estefanita "Fannie" Rivera on June 29, 1974. He is survived by eight sons, Eloy, Francis, Vernon, Manuel, and Amos, all of Pueblo, Jasper of Buffalo, N.Y., Emery of Colorado Springs, and Tom of Los Altos Hills, Calif. Also survived by 35 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday at Apostolic Church of Jesus, East 14th, and Kingston, with the Rev. Joe Trujillo officiating. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at graveside, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 3110 High St., home of son, Amos Rivera.

Rivera, Manuel Sr.
Manuel Rivera, Sr. - Albuquerque Journal – April 16, 2006 - Manuel Rivera, Sr., 87, a resident of Rio Rancho since 1985, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2006. Manuel was born November 9, 1918 the son of Jose and Maria Morena Rivera in Pueblo, Colorado. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during WW II; was a postman for 25 years; and after he retired from the postal service, he had his own business as a handyman and was kept very busy! Manuel was also a Deacon in the First Baptist of Alameda; drove the church bus, and also drove the school bus for the public schools. Manuel was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters, Antonio Rivera, Patricia Rivera, Frances Rivera, Cecilia Porras, and Sam Rivera. He is survived by his wife, Adela Crusita Rivera; two daughters, Sylvia Rivera of Albuquerque, and Marcella Justinich of California; one sister, Carmen Ortega of Grand Island, NE; three grandchildren, Stephanie Zamora and husband John of Albuquerque, Kimberly Justin of California, and Salina Hipkins of California; and four great grandchildren, Jacob, Juaquin, Sonya, and Sadie. A Memorial Service for Manuel will be held on Monday, April 17, 2006 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. Innichment will take place in the Floral Garden Mausoleum in Vista Verde Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Marcy Ramirez, John Zamora, Mata Herlindo, Sr., and Ben Thompson, Sr. Arrangements by: Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920

Rivera, Marcy L.
Marcy L. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 2004 - Marcy L. Rivera passed away Sept. 4, 2004, in Pueblo. Marcy was born May 21, 1976, in Pueblo. She was previously employed as a home health care nurse. Marcy was a member of the Broadway Christian Church and enjoyed sewing, knitting and porcelain doll collecting. She is survived by her husband, Antioco Rivera; sons, Timothy and Jacob, of the family home in Pueblo; her father, Mark Hays of Pueblo; mother, Nancy Havener of New Mexico; a sister, Marsha Gardia of California; and brother, Matthew Havener of Texas; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, in the Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway, Pueblo.

Rivera, Max
Max (Buddy) Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2004 - Max (Buddy) Rivera of Highlands Ranch, Colo. Born Oct. 24, 1943, died March 19, 2004. Survived by his wife, Katie Rivera; daughter, Carmella (Dave) Ybarra; sons, Timothy and Matthew (Denise); and granddaughter, Kayla Ybarra. Also survived by his sisters, Susie (Manuel) Vega, Marianna Sandoval, Mary Rivera, and Stephanie Williams. Visitation, Tuesday 3 p.m.-8 p.m. with Recitation of Rosary at 7 p.m., Drinkwine Family Mortuary. 999 W. Littleton Blvd., Littleton; Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., Presentation of Our Lady Catholic Church, 695 Julian St., Denver, to Ft. Logan National Cemetery. Contributions can be made to the American Heart Assoc., American Diabetes Assoc., or Regis Jesuit High School.

Rivera, Mercedes
Mercedes Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - June 7, 1987 - Mercedes Rivera, 76, late of 1516 E. Routt, died June 5, 1987. Retired from the C F & I Open Hearth. Member of the Mount Carmel Society. Preceded in death by her husband, Tony P. Rivera, Nov. 6, 1986; son-in-law, Arthur Soils, Sept. 13, 1986; brothers and sister, Tony Rivas, Bobby Hernandez and Angle Torrez. Survived by her daughter, Lorraine Soils, Pueblo; grandchildren, Bridget, Frank and Arthur Soils Jr.; brothers and sisters, Ruth Chavez, Pueblo, Joe Hernandez, Arizona, Paul Hernandez, Denver, Carmen Ortiz Chavez, Pueblo, and Helen Gallardo, Pueblo. Also survived by an aunt, Josie Gonzales, and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1226 Egan, home of Lorraine Soils.

Rivera, Mike
Mike Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2004 - Mike Rivera, 30, of Pueblo, passed away Saturday, March 6, 2004, doing what he loved most. Preceded in death by his father, Manuel Rivera. Survived by his mother, Kay Frances Howard of Lafayette, Colo.; brothers, Tyler (Barbara "B.J.") Dewey and Chuck (Kim) Rivera; fiancιe, Liz Boal; nieces and nephews, Nick Rivera, Krystin (Cory) Ream, Shawn Rivera, Anthony Rivera, Ashley Dewey, Kelcey Dewey, Hailey Dewey; great-niece, Shantell Rivera; stepdaughter, Desi Boal; and numerous other relatives. He was the life of the party, always active and never wanted to waste time sleeping. He always kept the family together. Mike was a talented artist, loved climbing, reading, restoring cars and was very active in sports. He was a loving uncle and had his mother's eyes. He overcame many obstacles and was at a great point in his life. He will be extremely missed by all who knew him. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2004, at the Roselawn Garden at Roselawn Cemetery.

Rivera, Mike Ruiz
Mike "Emeterio" Ruiz Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 1999 - Mike "Emeterio" Ruiz Rivera, 79, of Pueblo passed away Wednesday, March 10.Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time. Funeral service will be at 10a.m. today at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with Father John Waters of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery

Rivera, Piedad E.
Piedad E. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2001 - Piedad E. Rivera, 88, born June 4, 1913, passed away June 17, 2001. Preceded in death by her husband, Paulino Rivera; brother, Jesus DeLeon; son, Daniel J. Rivera; and grandson, Stone Rivera. She is survived by her children, Carmen Farias, Rose (Gilbert) Garcia, Lupe (James) Lucas, Manuel (Carol) Rivera, Isabel (Savino) Cancino, Della Martinez, Mary (Orville) Faley, Joe Rivera and Betty (Dave) Montoya; 42 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Piedad's family came from Spain and she took a lot of pride in her Spanish heritage. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2001, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2001, both services at St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. (Different picture ran 6/22/01) Piedad E. Rivera w/photo -- OBITUARY, Piedad E. Rivera. Preceded in death by grandson, Stony Joe Rivera. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, both services at St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Garcia, 308 E. Mesa, or Mr. and Mrs. Savino Cancino, 1400 Carteret.

Rivera, Rafaelita
Rafelita Rivera - Huerfano World - April 15, 1993 - In Loving Memory of my late and dear wife, Rafaelita (Rae) Rivera, who left me for a better life six years ago on April 20, 1987. - Verse - Lovingly missed by your husband "Frank."

Rivera, Rita Nava
Rita Nava Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2003 - Rita Nava Rivera, 91, was born on May 20, 1912, and passed away on Nov. 15, 2003. Rita was a Pueblo resident for 87 years and was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, to the union of Manuel and Aurelia Nava, and was raised by Soledad Reyes. Rita married Tomas Rivera on April 20, 1926. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; daughter, Angelina Villagrana; one grandson; and three great-granddaughters. Rita is survived by her children, Paul (Gloria) Rivera, Mondy Candelaria and Sarah Berger, all of Pueblo, Colo., Joe (Tina) Rivera of Denver, Colo., and Thomas (Maria) Rivera of Riverside, Calif.; siblings, Genovera Ortegon and George (Diana) Nava, all of Pueblo, Colo., Marcelino (Alice) Blackwood of Lakewood, Colo.; special granddaughter, Virginia (Mike) Williams, who cared for Rita; 39 grandchildren, 103 great-grandchildren, 52 great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Viewing, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, at Angelus Funeral Home, 1102 E. Evans Ave. Evening service, 7 p.m. today, and memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20; both services to be held at Full Gospel Christian Assembly, 1101 E. Seventh, with Pastor Roman Ortiz, Officiating. Burial services immediately following, Roselawn Cemetery. The Rivera family will receive family and friends at 1915 Sherwood Lane.

Rivera, Roberta
Roberta Sanchez Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2006 - Roberta Sanchez Rivera, 58, departed this life on the Feb. 18, 2006. She was born June 7, 1947, in Villa Francisco I. Madero Coahuila. She is survived by her loving mother, Maria Luisa Sanchez; children, Magdalena (Jose), Eliseo (Angela), Antonio, Norma (Efrain), Alfredo (Cathy) and Cruz (Alejandra); 19 grandchildren, three sisters and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Rosary, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, and funeral Mass to follow; both services at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, with Father Marco Salinas as celebrant. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church hall following interment.

Rivera, Sandra Marie
Sandra Marie Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 1986 - Sandra Marie Rivera, affectionately known as ''Sandra Dear,'' 1429 Cypress, departed this life Monday, March 3, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born Nov. 24, 1952, in Trinidad. She lived in Pueblo most of her life and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish. She married Juan Martin Rivera, April 21, 1972, in Pueblo. She enjoyed life and struggled 13 years battling cancer. She devoted herself to raising her son, "Little Johnny," who kept her going in the struggle of life. Her fight, strength and faith in God Almighty were an inspiration to many of her family and friends. She never complained about her illness or pain. She was always concerned about others, ignoring her own pain and condition. Survivors include her husband, Juan Martin Rivera, and son, Juan "Johnny" Rivera, both of the family home; parents, Ernest and Alice Duran, Pueblo; mother-in-law, Blasa Rivera, Pueblo; stepdaughter, Theresa (Mike) Martinez, Pueblo; brother, Ernest L. (Theresa) Duran Jr., Denver; sister, Debra Jean (Chuck) Maestas, Pueblo; brother-in-law, George (Margaret) Rivera, Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Lucia (Daniel) Martinez, Pueblo, and Seaman Martha Rivera, U.S. Navy, London, England; grandfather, Esteban Rodriguez, Monterrey, Mexico; grandmothers, Beatrice Duran, Wet Canyon, Colo., and Linda Rodriguez, Pueblo; one grandchild, Michael Martinez Jr., Pueblo; and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Church, with the Rev. Edward G. Pettit, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 627 Windy Way.

Rivera, Tony Ponce
Tony Ponce Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 1986 - Tony Ponce Rivera, late of 1516 E. Routt Ave., died Nov. 6, 1986, at the age of 78. A native of Mexico, he had resided in Pueblo for many years. He retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. in 1974 with 25 years of service to his credit. He is survived by his wife, Mercedes Rivera, and daughter, Lorraine (Chica) Solis, of Pueblo. Also survived by his grandchildren, Bridget Solis, Frank Solis, and Arthur Solis Jr., all of Pueblo; and a brother and sister in Mexico. A brother-in-law of Carmen 0. (Antonio) Chavez and Ruth Chavez, Helen (Frank) Gallardo, all of Pueblo; Joe Hernandez of Phoenix and Paul Hernandez of Denver. Preceded in death by brother-in-law, Antonio Rivas, and sister-in-law, Angle R. Torres. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Saturday, both services at Mt. Carmel Church with Father Robert Sullivan presiding. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 2319 E. Routt Ave.

Rivera, Vernon Rodric
Vernon Rodric Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2005 - Vernon Rodric Rivera, 82, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord on March 13, 2005. Born on June 2, 1922, in Costilla, N.M. Preceded in death by parents, Manuel and Estefanita Rivera; brother, Frances Rivera; and great-granddaughter, Sydney P. Boettcher. Survivors include his loving wife, Rocinda Rivera; children, Vernon (Betty) Rivera, Rose May Lathrop, Avery (Debbie) Rivera, Lora (Dave) Perea, Elaine (Leo) Gonzalez and Lenora Rivera; brothers, Jasper (Alice), Emery (Lois), Manuel (Angela), Tom (Angelou) and Amos (Adina); grandchildren, Ray, Henry, Mark, Aaron, James, Daniel, Jay L., Marie, Gail, Ben, Shay, Dawn, Andre, Claudia, Caleb; 15 great-grandchildren; also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Vernon loved to go hunting, fishing and the last thing he did was take his hat off before bed. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Visitation, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, prayer service, 6 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday; all at Romero Chapel. Officiant, Rev. Leo Gonzalez. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services.

Rizer, Sarah E.
Sarah E. Rizer - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1987 - Sarah E. Rizer, was born June 29, 1892, in Rockvale, late of 328 Dittmer, passed away Sunday, Jan. 11. Preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Rizer, in 1964. Survived by her sister, Martha Harvey, Parkdale; her daughter, Margaret R. Anderson, Pueblo; her son, E. Lloyd Rizer, Denver; four grandchildren, Janie Anderson and Bill Anderson, Pueblo, Suzanne Rizer, Midland, Texas, and Margaret Rizer, Denver; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Thomas J. Lloyd, William J. Lloyd and Phillip J. Lloyd and sisters, Mary Perkins, Jane Phillipsen, and Margaret Davies; and son-in-law, William H. Anderson. She was a graduate of Colorado State Teachers College of Greeley and taught in Pueblo schools. Member of AAUW, PTA, life member of Chapter 34, Order of Eastern Star, member, First United Methodist Church and Women's Christian Society of her church. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials to the First United Methodist Church, Pueblo.

Rizzi, Joseph Joshua
Joseph Joshua Rizzi – Huerfano World – January 31, 2002 - Joseph Joshua Rizzi, 93, of Walsenburg, died Saturday Jan. 26, 2002. Mr. Rizzi was born on March 29, 1908 in Suffield to Joseph and Anne Polianich Rizzi, Sr. He grew up in the area coal camps, attending school in Aguilar, and worked as an aircraft mechanic for Martin Marietta Space Division from which he retired. Mr. Rizzi is survived by two children, Sarah Ann (Kurk) Bowers, Woods Cross, UT; Joe Clyde Kellogg, Portland, OR, sister-in-law, Mary Rizzi; nephews, Ben (Evelyn) Rizzi, Eugene (Kathy) Rizzi; nieces, Charmain (Wayne) Bearup, Lynette (Doug) Miller; and numerous great nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Benjamin C. Rizzi. Funeral mass was 10 a.m., Tuesday at St. Mary Church with Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mary Church in Mr. Rizzi's name.

Rizzo, Jessie
Jessie Rizzo - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2002 - Age 83, passed away Feb. 13, 2002, in Whitestone, N.Y. Born Oct. 27, 1918, in Trinidad, Colo., to Daniel and Decederia Mestas, who preceded her; along with her sister, Isabell Sisneros; and brother, Daniel Mestas. Survived by her loving husband of 57 years, John Rizzo of Whitestone, N.Y., formerly of Pueblo; daughter, Leola (Dennis) Welsh; grandchildren, Keith and Renee; great-grandchildren, Lauren and Danielle. Jessie grew up in Maxwell, N.M., before moving to New York. Jessie moved to Pueblo, Colo., in 1987 and moved back to New York in 2001. Visitation, 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Roach, George F. Sr.
George F. Roach Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2002 - George F. Roach Sr. passed away peacefully at a local hospital on Nov. 15, 2002. George was born on Jan. 20, 1919, to Franklin and Beulah Roach in Battle Creek, Mich. He was awarded his Bachelor's and dual Master's Degrees in Music Education from the University of Michigan. Following service in the U.S. Army-Air Corps during WWII, he taught music at several schools including Eastern Michigan State University, the Hampton (VA) Institute, Indiana University and retired in 1990 as a Professor of Music at the University of Southern Colorado. George's love of music touched the lives of many students and audiences over the years having performed as principal and solo clarinetist with the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, the Pueblo Municipal Band and as conductor/arranger for the USC Symphonic Jazz Ensemble. He received national recognition in 1973 with the "Outstanding Educator in America" Award and held active or honorary memberships in Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Beta Mu, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Pi Kappa Lambda. George was married to Elizabeth "Betty" Raab on June 6, 1943, in Ann Arbor, Mich. He is survived by his wife, Betty; son, George Jr.; and his wife, Rose, of Colorado Springs. In accordance with George's wishes, the Rev. Mark J. Crates of King of Kings Lutheran Church conducted private services with the family, however public services will not be held. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the University of Southern Colorado Department of Music or to the charity of your choice.

Roach, J.
J. Roach - Wray Rattler - August 07, 1908 - Terrible Steel Works Accident - Pueblo – A terrible accident occurred at the steel works Tuesday night, when engine No. 1006 plunged off the high line trestle, dropping sixty feet and drawing with it the tender can a car loaded with cinders, burying beneath the mass of debris Engineer W. T. Thomas and Fireman J. Roach, whose bodies were crushed beyond recognition. The accident was one of the most peculiar in the history of the works. After the engine and car had dropped from the tracks the six remaining cars of the train, heavily loaded with cinders, passed safely by the scene of the accident. Three switchmen, Hutchison, Fitzpatrick and Moore, who were on the rear end of the train, jumped and landed safely. It was an hour and a half before the bodies of the luckless enginemen were recovered. To add to the horror of the scene the boiler of the engine burst when it struck, flooding the debris with steam and boiling water.

Roark, Boyd E.
Boyd E. "Emmy" Roark - Pueblo Chieftain - November 04, 1999 - Boyd E. "Emmy" Roark, 92, lifetime resident of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 2, 1999. He retired from the Denver, Rio Grande and Western Railroad in 1972 after 40 years of service. His passion was baseball and he played for many years in Pueblo. He was also a longtime member of the Elks and Eagles lodges. He was remembered as a walking encyclopedia when it pertained to Pueblo history. Emmy is preceded in death by his parents, Boyd E. and Alice M. (Kimball) Roark; an infant son, Sonny; his wife, Margaret; brothers, Chuck and Loren; and sister, Dorothy Hawver. He is survived by sons, Bill (LouAnn) and Jim (Mary Kay) Roark; brother, John (Peggy) Roark; sisters, Alice Gabbert and Edna Smith; grandchildren, Kevin (Julie), Brian, Jeff, Keith, Kelley, Barry and Mike; great-grandchild, Maggie; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Roark, James Ronald
James Ronald Roark - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2006 - James Ronald Roark, 68, known by his family and friends as "Ron," was born Sept. 20, 1937, in Corbin, Ky. He passed away Sept. 22, 2005 in Glendale, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his parents, James W. Roark and Mary (Lee) Roark; and a grandson. Ron Lived in Temple City, Calif., for many years before moving to Glendale, Ariz. Ron was a loving brother, father and grandfather. He leaves behind his daughters, Jodene Roark, Woodbridge, Va., Carrie Roark, Pueblo, Colo., Kristene (Torren) Colcord, Salida, Calif.; and son, Thomas (Elizabeth) Roark, Daurte, Calif. He also leaves behind his eight grandchildren, Andrea Williams, Rihana Williams, Amanda Roark, Aidan Roark, Linzia Colcord, Bailie Colcord, Ashlyn Colcord and Emerson Colcord; and his loving sisters, Melodean Hessel, Glendale, Ariz., and Aderine Osgood, Denver, Colo. Ron was married to Irene (Radacy) Roark of Pueblo, Colo., for 32 years. Graveside memorial service, 11 a.m. today. Inurnment will be held at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colo.

Roark, LouAnn
LouAnn Roark - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2002 - LouAnn Roark, passed away May 24, 2002, at her residence. Survived by her husband, William E. Roark of the family home; her mother, Viola Ellsworth of Pueblo; and children, Kevin (Julie) Roark, Pueblo, and Brian Roark, Las Vegas, Nev. Survived also by her granddaughter, Maggie Roark and LouAnn's close family friend, Eric Bonnici. Brothers and sisters, Warren Ellsworth, Billy Ellsworth and Joyce Dunsworth. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her father, Lloyd A. Ellsworth. A member of St. Patrick Church, Mrs. Roark was an avid bowler and league secretary for many years. She was always active in PTA and other volunteer work. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. Patrick Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may contribute to the hospice program in care of the funeral home office or the charity of your choice. Mrs. Roark will lie in state Sunday and Monday at the funeral home.

Roark, Nellie M.
Nellie M. Roark - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 2006 - Nellie M. Roark, 77, died July 27, 2006, in Canon City. She is survived by her husband, Orvie of Canon City; children, Lonnie (Edie) Wilson of Las Animas, Ruby (Delmer) Pratt-McFarlin of Canon City, Essie Dabney of Canon City, Susan (Lonnie) McCulloch of Washington, Ind., Taylor (Rosanna) Wilson of Payson, Ariz., and Gloria (Tom) Roark-Greenwood of Pueblo West. Also survived by 15 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. A very special friend also survives, Latrell Getz of Alamosa. Also survived by a sister, Grace Sellers of Crestview, Fla.; and brothers, Willie "Bill" Garvin of Colorado Springs, and John Garvin of Jacksonville, Fla. She was predeceased by her parents; sisters, Elise Wallace and Sillistine Clark; and brothers, Leroy Eugene Garvin and Ralph Joyner. As a young woman, she moved from Florida to South Eastern Colorado where she lived for 15 years before moving to the San Luis Valley where she lived until moving to Canon City in 1988. While in the San Luis Valley, she was active as an Elkette. She loved working in her yard, fishing, traveling, her children and grandchildren. Cremation, Wilson Crematory with private family inurnment at a later date. Contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice West, 1439 Main St., Canon City, CO 81212.

Roark, William E.
William E. Roark - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2002 - William E. Roark passed into the Lord's hands on Nov. 26, 2002, at his residence following a long battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emory and Margaret Roark. Bill is now reunited with his wife LouAnn Roark, who passed away this year. He is survived by his two sons, Kevin (Julie) and Brian; granddaughter, Maggie; special friend, Eric Bonici; brother, Jim (Mary Kay) and their children Jeff, Keith (Debbie), Kelli, Barry and Mike; mother-in-law, Viola Ellsworth; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members. Bill was born and raised in Pueblo and graduated from Central High School before serving in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1954 during the Korean War. After serving his country, he finished college, graduating from Western State College. Employed by the Motor Vehicle Division of the Colorado Department of Revenue, Bill retired in 1986. He was a lifelong member of St. Patrick Church and enjoyed sports, especially baseball. Bill was a very quiet and private person who accomplished many things by remaining in the background and just getting things done. He never sought to be in the forefront preferring that others take that role. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick Church on Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice, St. Patrick Church or to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Roback, Susie
Susie Roback - Walsenburg Independent – July 26, 1913 - Died at Walsenburg, July 19, 1913 age 3 years Susie Roback. Interment at Catholic Cemetery.

Robart, H. E.
H. E. Robart - Colorado Springs Gazette – January 16, 1924 – Walsenburg Chief and Dry Agent are Killed – Policeman Finds Bodies in Home of Alleged Maker of Illegal Liquor – Walsenburg, Jan. 15 – When Patrolman Albert Zink kicked in the door of the home of Louis Donati, a shoemaker, early tonight he found the bodies of Jack Rose, Walsenburg chief of police, and H. E. Robart, state prohibition officer. Both had been shot thru the head. From the position of the bodies, it is believed they had been ambushed as they entered the house. Their pistols were in their holsters. Donati has not been found. A 100-gallon still was found in the Donati house with a quantity of mash and finished moonshine, officers said later. Chief Rose is survived by a widow and three daughters. Robart leaves a widow and three children.

Robb, Alex W.
Capt. Alex W. Robb – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – September 18, 1873 – Capt. Alex. W. Robb, whom many of our citizens will remember as a resident of Pueblo, and owner of some of the most valuable property here in the early days, died at Fort Sill, Indian Territory, recently. During the days of the rebellion Capt. Robb was much of the time in Colorado, and wielded some influence in the military affairs of this remote and unsettled region.

Robb, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Hutchinson Robb - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 1986 - Mary Ann Hutchinson Robb, widow of William A. Robb, died peacefully at the age of 86 in Pueblo on Dec. 3, 1986. She was the friend of young and old alike. One of her greatest joys was the establishment of the first Girl Scout troops in Colorado and her longtime association with both the Girl and Boy scouts. She is survived by her daughter, Jacquelyne; her son, James; two grandsons, four granddaughters and one great-grandson. She will be buried beside her husband in a private family funeral, which will be held in Denver at the Hutchinson family plot. Those wishing to make a remembrance can send a contribution in Mary Ann's name to the Girl Scouts of Pueblo.

Robb, William B.
William B. Robb – Newspaper Unknown – March 1999 - Services will be 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Fort Collins for William B. Robb, who died Monday, March 22, 1999, in Indio, Calif. He was 76. Mr. Robb was born Aug. 9, 1922, in Pueblo. He grew up in Durango, was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church and graduated from Durango High School in 1940. He married Eleanor Hogan in 1946 at St. Columba Catholic Church in Durango. Mr. Robb served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II and received architectural degrees from M.I.T. in Cambridge, Mass., and the University of Colorado in Boulder. He started an architectural practice in Fort Collins in 1953. During his 34-year career there, his firm won awards for designing numerous churches, schools and municipal buildings in Fort Collins. In 1987, the Colorado North Chapter of the American Institute of Architects presented Mr. Robb with its Distinguished Professional Service Award and recognized him as a "living treasure" for his successful architectural practice and community service in Fort Collins, particularly in the education and health care sectors. In 1987, Mr. Robb also received a special award of appreciation by the Poudre School District Board of Education for his professional and private contributions to education in Fort Collins. As an architect, Mr. Robb also designed and supervised the addition to St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Durango, completed in 1957. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Hogan Robb of Fort Collins; five daughters, Susan Dobkins and Chris Goold, both of Durango, Cindi Monroe and Pam Downing, both of Fort Collins, and Joanne Staats of Brookline, Vt.; one son, Bruce Robb of Houston, Texas; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund for St. Joseph's Catholic Church and School, P.O. Box 502, Fort Collins, CO 80522 or to the Hospice of Larimer County, 7604 Colland Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525.

Robbe, Callie A.
Callie A. Robbe - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 2002 - Born July 2, 1907, passed away Jan. 6, 2002. Survived by her sons, Dwight (Joan) Robbe of Pueblo, Warren (Astrida) Robbe of Hendersonville, Texas, and daughter, Ruth, who resides in Denver. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews; grandchildren; sister, Birdie Duran; and close friend, Doris Blanchfield. Funeral service, Wednesday 2 p.m., Ascension Episcopal Church, with Pastor Annette Brownlee officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cooperative Care Center in care of the funeral home office. The family will greet friends at the home of Dwight and Joan Robbe, 8 Brooks Place, following the interment service.

Robbe, Mary Frances
Mary Frances Robbe - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 1986 - Mary Frances Robbe, 81, passed away at a local hospital on March 11, 1986. Survived by son, David H. (Dorothy) Robbe of Pueblo; daughters, Iva Jean Robbe (Bill) Bentz of Cheyenne, Wyo., Jesse Mae Shaw of Huntington Beach, Calif.; brother, Rex (Mabel) Harris of California; and sisters, Faye Little, Edna Donley of Pueblo. Also survived by nine grandchildren, including Rodger and Don Park whom she raised, and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Harry D. Robbe, in 1980; and son, Ronnie L. Robbe, in 1962. Mrs. Robbe was born on Jan. 6, 1905, in Ludlow, Colo., and lived in Pueblo for the past 64 years. Visitation hours from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Service at 10 1m. Friday, March 14 1986 at Imperial Chapel, with the Rev. Allen of Grace Baptist Church officiating. Interment, Sunrise Slope Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at 2133 Pine. Family will receive friends at Grace Baptist Church following interment.

Robbe, Opal Carroll
Opal Carroll Robbe - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 1986 - Opal Carroll Robbe, late of Pueblo, died July 11, 1986, at a local nursing home. Survived by two nephews, Tom Malone, Canon City, and Bob McNeil, Dillon, Mont.; one niece, Bev Gale, Phoenix, Ariz., and her sister, Winnie Oolven, Pueblo. Born Feb. 20, 1896, in Marcelline, Mo. Preceded in death by her husbands, Amos A. Carroll and Wilkes B. Robbe. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, Roselawn Cemetery, with the Rev. Christine R. Monro officiating. Visitation, today from 2 to 5 p.m.

Robbe, Ruby
Ruby Elspass Robbe - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2001 - Ruby Elspass Robbe, age 90, born Dec. 27, 1910, passed away Dec. 12, 2001. Mrs. Robbe is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Augusta Elspass; and husband, Clarence A. Robbe. She is survived by her son, Jerry (Charlene) Robbe; granddaughters, Debbie Robbe and Jane (Matt) Robbe-Rhodes and great-grandchildren, James and Sarah Rhodes. She is also survived by her sister, Ruth Williams; and nephew, Richard Williams. Preceded in death also by her brother, Harold Elspass; and brother-in-law, William S. Williams. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Ascension Episcopal Church. A reception will follow at the church after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary-Corwin Foundation in her memory.

Robbins, David D.
David D. Robbins - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 1987 - David D. Robbins was born July 21, 1912, and passed away unexpectedly Aug. 26, 1987, in Pueblo. After 23 years of service at CF&I Steel Corp., he had retired in 1975. He was a member of USWA No. 2102 and the Family Athletic Club. Husband of Mary A. Robbins. Father of David Robbins, Ray Robbins and Kay Donna Fleming; stepfather of Edward Scherbak. Brother of Norville Robbins and Hazel Love. Grandfather of nine and step-grandfather of Becky Scherbak. Service at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clint Perry officiating. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery. At the family's request, the casket will remain closed. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers, and that contributions be made to the charity of donor's choice. The body will lie in state from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and after 8 a.m. Monday.

Robbins, Mary Agnes
Mary Agnes (Vidmar) (Scherbak) Robbins - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 1999 - Mary Agnes (Vidmar) (Scherbak) Robbins, 85, Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 6, 1999, at Life Care Center. Survived by son, Edward Scherbak; granddaughter, Becky Scherbak; sister, Frances (William) Kelley; niece, Betty Antle; and close family friends, Karen (Jeff) Anderson and Tracy (Ronald) Jordan. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, Church of Christ. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive guests at a luncheon at the church following the interment. In lieu of flowers and food, contributions accepted at the Church of Christ in care of Mary Robbins, 1635 S. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, Colo., 81005.

Robbins, True E. Jr.
True E. Robbins Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 1986 - True E. Robbins Jr. of 7 Dover Lane, May 19, 1986. Husband of Marcella K. Robbins and father of Gregory Paul Robbins, Kansas City, Mo. Brother of Shirley Crozat, Gretna, La.; and half-brother of Paul Robbins and Dixie Schoanhal, Salt Lake City, Utah. Survived also by his aunt, Lucille Murray, Albuquerque, N.M.; as well as four nephews. Predeceased by his mother, Anais Robbins. Mr. Robbins was a member of Christ the King Parish, Pueblo Kiwanis Club and American Legion Post No. 2. He was a veteran of service with the United States Marine Corps during WWII and was a member of several scouting associations including the Tribe of Mic-o-say and the Order of the Arrow and Wood Badge Association. Mr. Robbins was an Eagle Scout as a youth and remained active in scouting the past 32 years. He was executive director of the Pueblo Branch of the Boy Scouts of America for nine years. Prior to that, he served in Hutchinson, Kan.; Kansas City, Mo.; the Trans-Atlantic Council in London, England; the Chicago Area Council; Quincy, Ill.; Saukee Area Council; Kalamazoo, Mich.; and then Butte, Mont., as a professional scouter. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Christ the King Church. Concluding services and entombment, Kansas City, Mo. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made to the Rocky Mountain Boy Scout Council in care of the funeral home office.

Robeda, Jack P.
Jack P. Robeda - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 1987 - Jack P. Robeda, late of Pueblo, died March 12, 1987, at home. Survived by children, Robert (Olivia) Robeda of Pueblo, Jack (Leslie) Robeda Jr. of Penrose, George (Diana) Robeda of Pueblo, Melanie Robeda of Lisban, Conn., Margaret (Dave) Johnson, Santa Fe, N.M.; five grandchildren; mother, Annie Robeda, brother, Frank (Kay) Robeda, sister, Elsie (Boyd) Damkoehler, all of Pueblo; numerous nephews and nieces; including George Patrick Byers. A member of Shrine of St. Therese, St. Joseph's Lodge 7 and Fraternal Order of Eagles. Preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Jean Byers; Robeda, March 9, 1985, and father, Jake Robeda, April 1967. Mr. Robeda was born Nov. 10, 1923, in Pueblo. Served in the U.S. Navy during World, War II. Retired from the Pueblo Depot Activity as gunnery shot foreman in 1976 after 34 years. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, and Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Monday, both at Shrine of St. Therese, the Rev. Joseph McGuinness, celebrant. Graveside service by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Public visitation 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday only at the Davis-Wallin Funeral Home. Please omit food and flowers. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Family may be contacted at 756 W. Corona.

Roberds, Emmet Lacy
Emmet Lacy Roberds - Durango Herald - August 8, 2004 - A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Vista Memory Gardens Cemetery in Truth or Consequences, N.M., for Emmet Lacy Roberds, who died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, in Durango. He was 93. The cause of death was not available. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Hood Mortuary. Mr. Roberds was born April 30, 1906, in Trinidad, Colo. He married Ernestine Davenport Sept. 15, 1927. They were married for 66 years. Mr. Roberds spent most of his life in Colorado and New Mexico where he raised and trained quarter horses. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ernestine. Survivors include his son, Thomas Roberds of Aztec, N.M.; his daughter, Roxie Comyford of Bayfield; four grandchildren, Larry Roberds and Terry Roberds, both of Aztec, N.M., Carl W. Comyford of Springtown, Texas, and June Ashment of Las Vegas, Nev.; six great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; some nephews and a niece.

Roberds, Thomas Hardy
Thomas Hardy Roberds - Ruidoso News - January 5, 2005 - Ruidoso, NM - Thomas Hardy Roberds, Sept. 25, 1928 - Jan. 2, 2005 - Thomas Hardy Roberds, 76, passed away Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at the Aztec Four Corners Good Samaritan's health care facilities, after a long and difficult illness. Tom was born Sept. 25, 1928, to Emmet and Ernestine Roberds at Trinidad, Colo. He married Barbara J. Newton of Springer on Feb. 16, 1951, and they had two sons. He served his country in the Air Force's 101st Special Weapons Squadron while stationed near the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., returning to New Mexico afterwards to settle in the Four Corners area. He was employed with El Paso Natural Gas Company for 20 years and farmed and ranched at Cedar Hill and Tiffany, Colo. Tom and Barbara eventually settled down at Aztec, where they owned and operated the Aztec Ruins Trading Post for several years until his illness forced them into retirement. Tom will always be remembered for his love of friends, family and family events. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren. He loved the outdoors, camping, hunting and fishing with family. The friends and neighbors at Cedar Hill were always in his heart and memories for all the good times and life events. He always told us he wanted to be laid to rest overlooking the land and the valley he loved and that he considered his home at Cedar Hill. Besides his wife, Barbara, and sister, Roxie Comyford of Springstown, Texas, he is survived by his sons, Terry Roberds, Larry Roberds and wife, Jo Ann, of Aztec; grandson, Eric Roberds and wife, Lily, and great-granddaughter, Lillian, of Taylor, Texas; granddaughter, Mindy Geier and husband, William, their children Tanya, Destiny, Justin, and great-granddaughter Tianna Roberds, of Aztec; grandson, Bryan Roberds and wife Natalie and great-granddaughters, Mariah and Paige, of Farmington. Services will be held at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at Cope Memorial Chapel in Aztec. Interment will follow at the Cedar Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to The Good Samaritan Nursing facilities at Aztec, in Tom's name. Tom is in the care of Cope Memorial Chapel of Aztec, 405 S. Main St., (505) 334-9332.

Roberson, Estelle J.
Estelle J. Roberson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 2006 - Estelle J. Roberson passed away April 5, 2006, in Pueblo. Estelle was born April 14, 1925, in DeQueen, Ark., to Clifton and Allie Mae Norwood. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Les Roberson; son, Wayne Roberson; and brothers, James and C.W. Norwood. Her survivors include her daughter, Cheryl (George Lingo) Fleck; grandchildren, Sean (Cherryl) Pruitt, Amanda (Chris) Marshall, Denyse Breeden, Stacy Campbell, Pamela Phillips and Laura Fortune; great-grandchildren, Zakkary, Randy, Megan, Danielle, Alesha, Sierra, Cameron, Matthew, Katelynn, Logan, Dylan, Joshua and Hunter; great-great-granddaughter, Aryanna; siblings, Geraldine (Ronald) Atkinson, Margaret Morrell, Archie (Peggie) Norwood, Donald Norwood and William Norwood; and numerous nieces and nephews. At her request no viewing. Cremation, Davis Crematory. Memorial service, 10 a.m. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2006 -, Temple Baptist Church, with the Rev. Waudell Maple, officiating.

Roberts, Alethea L.
Alethea L. Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2000 - Alethea L. Roberts was born Aug. 4, 1911, in Clay, KY., to George W. and Lillian E. Nall. She passed away from this Earth on April 10, 2000,in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by parents; her beloved husband, Perry E. Roberts; brother, Leamon S. Nall; and sister, Lillian D. Campbell. Survived by her daughter, Doris J. Goldschmidt of Pueblo; brother, George W. (Rozelle) Nall Jr. of Boise City, Okla.; grandsons, Perry (Hazel) Goldschmidt of Port St. Lucia, Fla., Mark (Amy) Goldschmidt and John (Janet) Godschmidt, both of San Diego, Calif.; and three great-grandchildren. Alethea had been an active member of several duplicate bridge clubs of Pueblo for many years. The last five years she had been a resident of Pueblo Villa. Memorial services, 2 p.m. today at Penthouse Villa Towers. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the charity of choice in her memory.

Roberts, Arlepha G.
Arlepha G. Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1998 - Arlepha G. Roberts, 96,passed away Nov. 11, 1998. Survived by her children, Dorotha (Ed) Berry of Pueblo and Stan (Dorothy) Roberts of Grand Junction- sister, Edna M. Carlile of Robert Lee, Texas- four grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Victor H. Roberts, in 1970- one sister and one brother. Born April 14, 1902, in Tonganoxie, Kan. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A will be held at a later date in California.

Roberts, Brenda L.
Brenda L. Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2004 - Brenda L. Roberts, 60, Pueblo West, passed away Jan. 21, 2004. Among her survivors, husband, Ken. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Roberts, Carol
Carol Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 1999 - Carol Roberts passed away Aug. 5, 1999. Preceded in death by mother, Beulah Harmon- sister, June Belport- and son, Johnny Roberts Jr. Survived by children, Becky Hayes and family of Denver, and Debi Shumake and family of California- sister, Linda Luchetta, Pueblo- brothers, LeRoy (Elaine) Doudy, Grand Junction, and Max (Donna) Harmon, Pueblo. Also survived by her special friend, at Friend- her niece, Susan Williams- as well as numerous other nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Cremation with a service 2 p.m. Monday, Rose Chapel.

Roberts, Charles Albert
Charles Albert Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - December 02, 2004 - Charles Albert Roberts, 77, went to be with the Lord Dec. 1, 2004. Survived by his wife, Wilma of Pueblo West; sister, Charlotte (James) Payne of Denver; two daughters, Linda (Ronnie) of Pismo Beach, Calif., and Barbara (Gerald) of Pueblo; one son, Verlin (Barbie) of Hutchinson, Kan.; three granddaughters, Kendra (Scott) and Charlene (Phillip), both of Pueblo and Terra (Chris) of Kansas. Also survived by one grandson, Allan John of Sterling, Colo.; five great-grandchildren, Brianna, Anjelika, Nicole, Alicia and Austin, all of Pueblo. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, Our Savior Lutheran Church in Pueblo West. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory.

Roberts, Donald Gilbert
Donald Gilbert Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 1986 - Donald Gilbert Roberts, 71, passed away Nov. 16, 1986, Pueblo. He was born Nov. 15, 1915, in Barnes, Kan. He is survived by his wife, June; children, Donna (Pat) Bottini and Charles (Susan) Roberts; grandchildren, Paul Bottini, Joe Bottini, Scott Roberts and Christina Roberts, all of Pueblo. Also survived by sisters, Mateel Borel and Barbara Elliott, both of Wichita, Kan., and brother, Warren Roberts of Corpus Christi, Texas. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 1986, at the First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs. Family requests the omission of flowers. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, Colo. 81004.

Roberts, Evelyn B.
Evelyn B. Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 1986 - Mrs. Evelyn B. Roberts, longtime Pueblo resident, passed away at a local nursing home June 12, 1986. Survived by her niece, Mrs. Barbara Prosser, Yorba Linda, Calif.; nephew, Warren Casteel, Colorado Springs, and two stepdaughters, now residing in New Jersey. Predeceased by her husband, Joseph D. Roberts. Born March 1, 1887, in Ohio and employed as a milliner at Crews-Beggs Dry Goods Co. until her retirement. Cremation.

Roberts, Faris
Faris Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - February 02, 1999 - Faris Roberts, 94, passed away Jan. 30, 1999. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Thursday, at the Lamar First Baptist Church. Interment, 3 p.m. Thursday at the Clayton Memorial Cemetery, Clayton, N.M. Visitation, 1-7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Roberts, Fred
Fred Roberts – Durango Democrat – November 2, 1902 – Relations Were Entirely Proper – Pueblo, Colo., Nov. 1 – Mrs. Minnie Cooper, who, two days ago, was shot in the face by Fred Roberts, of Salt Lake, who then killed himself, is slightly better and seems to have a chance for recovery. She remains rational, and talks of the tragedy, saying that her relations with Roberts have never been anything but proper, and that the money for which she asked him by letter was money due her for salary as bookkeeper in the foundry. She says he was a good friend to her and she was aware of his infatuation, but could not marry him.

Roberts, Geraldine
Geraldine Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 1999 - Geraldine Roberts, 92, went to be with her Lord Jesus on July 2, 1999 , at Life Care Center. Preceded in death by her husband, Arvene- parents, Horace and Mabel Divelbiss- sisters, Gertie Schnell and Helen Richie- brothers, Horace, George and Herb Divelbiss. She is survived by her special niece, Phyllis Lister of Pueblo- sister-in-law, Irene Garrett of Longmont- Dick Divelbiss of Colorado Springs, Arthur B. Richie of Pueblo- and her very loving family at First Nazarene Church. Numerous nieces, nephews and loving friends from across the country also survive Geraldine. She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. She was very involved in SRDA, SAMS Ministries at the First Nazarene Church, Pueblo Christian Women's group and Retired Telephone Operators and other wonderful ministries. Geraldine was a great Bible teacher, prayer partner and loving and caring lady. Viewing hours are 8 a.m.-noon today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. today, First Nazarene Church, corner of Lehigh and Stanford. Pastor Conley Henderson will officiate. In lieu of food and flowers, those who wish may contribute to the First Nazarene Church or the Gideon Memorial Fund in memory of our precious Geraldine through the funeral home office.

Roberts, Grace J.
Grace Jane Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2002 - Grace Jane Roberts, 95, of Canon City, passed away May 24, 2002. She is preceded in death by her husband, William H. Roberts, August 1979; and daughter, Jewel Roberts, 1953. Also preceded in death by seven brothers and two sisters. She is survived by son, Dale (Martha) Roberts; grandchildren, Carolyn (Ron) Edwards, Marilyn (Fred) Arnold and Stanley (Mary) Roberts; 11 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Opal Ridgeway, Margie Kimbrough and Velda Betzler. Longtime member of Family Christian Center and attended Evangelical Free Church in Canon City for seven years. Her family and friends will deeply miss her loving, devoted heart and her faithfulness to God and her family. Visitation from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Grace J. Roberts to the Evangelical Free Church Library through the funeral home office.

Roberts, John E.
John E. Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2005 - John E. Roberts, 88, passed away March 9, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Nov. 7, 1916, in Amarillo, Texas, to John W. and Theresa Roberts, who preceded him. Survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Eleanor A. Roberts; daughters, Debra (Greg) Clem, Karen (Wayne) Boroughs and Susan McTavish; grandchildren, Heather (Nate) Oswalt, Jason Clem and Travis and Kayla McTavish; great-grandchild, Hunter Oswalt; and numerous family members and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Inurnment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family would like to give a special thank you to Westwind Horizon Heights for the special care of their loved one. Memorial contributions may be made to the activities department at Westwind Campus of Care in care of the funeral home office.

Roberts, Lee Norman
Lee Norman Roberts - Huerfano World - May 20, 2000 - Lee Norman Roberts, 90, of Aurora died May 16. Mr. Roberts was born in La Veta on Dec. 4, 1909. He married Helen Rose Jarrett, 1939. He was a refrigeration supervisor for Denver and Rio Grande Railroad for 47 years. He was a member of St. Steven's Episcopal Church and was a 32nd Degree Mason. Survivors include his wife; sons Duane of California and Barry of Aurora; stepbrothers Jerry of Aurora, John of Denver, Robert of New Mexico and Don of Del Norte; stepsister Marjorie Swift of Poncha Springs.

Roberts, Lloyd Taylor
Lloyd Taylor Reynolds - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 1999 - Lloyd Taylor Reynolds, 75, Pueblo, died Feb. 18, 1999, following a short illness. Born on March 18, 1923, in Rock Springs, Wyo. He was a World War II veteran. Reynolds received a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern Colorado and master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado. He was a former superintendent of Granby schools and worked as a psychotherapist for Creative Life Counseling Center. He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for more than 40 years- served on Friendly Harbor board of directors and facilitated a Recovery Inc. support group. His life was one of Christian service to the community. Sadly missed by friends and family. Survived by sons, Lloyd (Ellen) Hering and Gregory Hering, three grandchildren and numerous friends. Wake celebrating his life, 2 p.m. Saturday, Friendly Harbor,732 W. Sixth.

Roberts, Louise Ann
Louise Ann Roberts - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - April 23, 1963 - Murder Charge Filed Against Carson Soldier. A charge of murder was filed Monday in Pueblo against a 21-year old Ft. Carson soldier who admitted strangling a 16-year old girl in his apartment. John Adolf Conti, whose home is San Leandro, Calif., is charged with the death of Louise Ann Roberts on April 16. A charge of being an accessory after the fact was placed against 16-year old Thomas G. Stickney of Kansas City, Mo. Conti, who claimed he killed the girl when she lunged at him with a paring knife, was ordered held without bail. Stickney, a runaway, is accused of helping hide the girl's body in a basement of a nearby apartment house. His bond was set at $2,000. Conti told police that he strangled the girl last Tuesday in his apartment. The soldier, who has been AWOL from Ft. Carson, and Stickney then carried the body to the basement, wrapped it in a blanket and left it there. It was discovered Friday by Moses Hopper who investigated a "strange odor" in his basement.

Roberts, Marge
Marge Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 1986 - Marge Roberts, 57, died Tuesday, March 25, 1986, at University Hospital in Denver. She was born Aug. 3, 1928, to George and Elva Else in Pueblo, and graduated from Pueblo Central High School. In 1962, Mrs. Roberts and her family moved to Fort Morgan, where she lived until locating in Arvada in 1966. She was named Arvada's Woman of the Year in 1976, due to her involvement as a peace marcher, amnesty worker, prime organizer of the Arvada Blood Bank, board member for the Arvada Group Home for Girls, and her work with the inter-church Arvada Resources of the Mind and Spirit (ARMS). She was also concerned with civil rights and worked with the Christian Rural Overseas Program (CROP). She studied and worked for three months of 1984 in Nicaragua and in 1985 in Guatemala. She is a former member of St. Paul Methodist Church of Pueblo, First Methodist Church of Fort Morgan, and Arvada Mennonite Church. She is preceded in death by a brother, Leslie Else and a daughter, Christy Roberts. Survived by a sister, Berna Rizer, Pueblo; a brother, James Else, Richmond, Calif.; two sons, John Roberts, Boulder; and Michael Roberts, Arvada; daughter, Mrs. Don (Leslie) Norsworthy, Greeley; and a granddaughter, Amy Norsworthy, Greeley. Service, 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Arvada. Contributions may be made to the Catholic Worker Denver Soup Kitchen, 2412 Welton, Denver, Colo., 80205, or the Refugee Fund, Marion House, 14 W. Bijou, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80903.

Roberts, Margie B.
Margie B. Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2000 - Margie B. Roberts, 80. Family and friends of Margie would like to share the news of her entrance into the kingdom of Heaven to be with her family. Departed this earth on Aug. 29, 2000. Resident of Pueblo since 1946, she was born in Richland, Ore., 1920. It was in Portland, Ore., that she met and married Charles W. "Bill" Roberts, her husband of 56 years, who survives her; as does her daughter, Rini Rae (Tom) Beeman; grandchildren, Sean and David Beeman, all of Pueblo; and brother, Dale (Marjorie) Buxton of Baker, Ore.; as well as a host of friends and extended family. She is predeceased by her parents, Hazel and Sam Buxton; and niece, Judy. Margie graduated from St. Mary's School of Nursing at Walla Walla, Wash., in 1942 and for 37 years served on general duty staffs in local hospitals in Pueblo. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Eagles Auxiliary No. 145 and was an associate member of Minnequa Nurses Alumni, as well as nursing alumni in Walla Walla, Wash. She was an avid fan of ballroom dancing and enjoyed traveling. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at Imperial Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Deborah K. Como officiating. Family will be received at 2713 Baltimore after the service. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, contributions may be made in her memory to the Shriners Children's Hospital, or the Alzheimer's Association Rocky Mountain Chapter, 1157 W. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004. Visitation today at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Roberts, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2004 - Mary Ellen Roberts , our dear mother, born June 5, 1925, passed away on November 18, 2004 in Tucson, Arizona. Cherished wife of Richard P. Roberts for 39 years. Mom leaves her loving legacy in her seven children, Cheryl Rusk (Lynda Heinig), Aric Rusk (Maureen), Barbara Rusk-Worden (David), Roxane Jones (Danny T.) and Robert Rusk, Lori Chapman (Roy), Michelle Oropeza (Manuel). Also survived by twelve grandchildren, Jody (Aimy), Collin, Leigh, Elliott, Timothy, Trisha (Aaron), Benjamin, Barry (Amy) and Ashley (Eric), Megan, Maria, Melini, Eleven great-grandchildren Hope, Devon, Natasha, Austin, Joshua, Trey, Naomi, Hannah, Clayton, Nathan, and R.J. Memorial celebration was held in Sierra Vista, AZ. In lieu of flowers please send donations to American Diabetes Association 30300 Telegraph Road, Suite 117, Bingham Farms, Michigan 48025. or the American Kidney Fund 6110 Executive Blvd. Suite 1010, Rockville, MD. 20852. Mom, your smiling face shines on us always. We will miss you.

Roberts, Mary Rose
Mary Rose Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 1998 - Mary Rose Roberts, 79, of Canon City died July 8, 1998. Born on Jan. 8, 1919, in Crested Butte to Anton and Mary Kuretich. Mary was a loving mother, a devout Catholic and a very hard-working lady. She worked for over 25 years at the New Method Laundry and more recently for 34 years at Hilltop Market. She enjoyed crocheting, having made many beautiful afghans. Mary will be sadly missed by family and friends. Predeceased by parents- husband, Charles M. Roberts- and brothers, Andrew, Anton and John. Survived by sister, Josephine Pohl- and son, Charles A. Roberts, both of Canon City- daughter, Mary Jo Gregg, Pueblo- grandson, Sheldon A. Roberts, Canon City- great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Tinase and Alyjus- and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation at her request. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Michael's Church, Canon City. Interment, Lakeside Cemetery. Friends may be greeted at the home of Josephine Pohl, 1418 S. Ninth St., Canon City, following the interment. Donations may be made to your favorite charity.

Roberts, Melanie
Melanie Roberts - Huerfano World - February 7, 1991 - Huerfano County Coroner Mike Antle is awaiting lab tests and investigating two deaths in Walsenburg on Sunday and Monday, one probable suicide. Melanie Roberts, 32, of Walsenburg, was found dead in her apartment on Stacy Drive, Monday, Feb. 4, 1991. Antle said preliminary tests were inconclusive but he thought perhaps her death was accidental. Tentative graveside funeral arrangement for Ms. Roberts is Thursday (today) at a site east of Walsenburg. Ms. Roberts was from Arkansas.

Roberts, Myron Charles
Myron Charles Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 1999 - Myron Charles Roberts, 75, went to be with our Lord on Feb. 7, 1999. Born in Salida, Colo., in 1923. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and the Korean War, as a pharmacist's mate, on the U.S.S. Natrona, and the U.S.S. Vestal. He continued to serve others throughout his life. Mr. Roberts was an elementary school teacher for 33 years, as well as a principal for School District 60. He served on the vestry at St. Peter Episcopal Church, and also was a lay reader. He was an active member of Lions Club, and Knife & Fork Club. He spent many countless hours volunteering to bring food, clothing, and support to the needy. Loved and well respected by the community, a very gregarious and positive person, throughout his entire life. Myron loved to fish, read, bird watch, loved the mountains, people and, in general, just enjoyed life! Mourning his passing are his loving wife of 52 years, Sue Ann Roberts- children, Susan (Steve) Broughton, Mary Kay (Gordon) Kinley- grandchildren, Lance (Sandy) Harvey, Stephanie Broughton, Joshua Broughton, and Danny Broughton. Also mourning his passing are his sister, Kaye Harford, the entire Harford family, and his dear friends. Funeral service to be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at St. Peter the Apostle Episcopal Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Peter Episcopal Church, 3939 W. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, Colo., 81005, or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Roberts, Norman G.
Norman G. Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 1999 - Norman G. Roberts, 72, of 235 Carson Ave., Las Animas, died Monday, May 31,1999, at the Fort Lyon VA Nursing Home Hospice. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 3, 1999, at the United Methodist Church in Las Animas. Interment will be in the Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Family prefers memorials to either the Fort Lyon Hospice Unit, or the American Cancer Society through the funeral home office.

Roberts, Richard
Richard Roberts - Walsenburg World – August 18, 1910 - Fire Boss Killed By Fall Of Rock - Trinidad, Aug. 12, Richard Roberts, one of the last known residents of Hastings and who was fire boss in the mine of the Victor American Fuel company at that place was killed by a rock fall this morning. Roberts was walking through a narrow passage when he stumbled and fell knocking out a prop supporting some timbers dislocating a heavy boulder. He leaves a widow and four children. The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock Monday morning.

Roberts, Robert M.
Robert M. Roberts - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 9, 2007 - Robert M. Roberts was born in Trinidad, Colorado on August 23, 1921, the son of the late Owen Joseph and Ellen Margaret Roberts. The Roberts settled in Trinidad, Colorado in the late 1890s. Bob graduated from Holly Trinity High School in 1939. He graduated from St. Mary's College in San Francisco in 1947. He served in World War II in the Army Air Corp as a radar technician and waste gunner flying bombing runs from the Aleutian Islands over Japan. After the war and college, Bob served as an FBI agent working for J. Edger Hoover for 5 years. Bob returned to Colorado in 1954 working as a private investigator and as well as serving as house detective for the Brown Palace for several years. Mr. Roberts was elected as Sheriff of Adams County in 1958. He worked for Western Paving and retired as a Teamster. As a loving husband and father he leaves behind, his wife, Margaret, his seven children, Mori, Bob, Joe, Owen, Maggie, Bridget and Eileen, seventeen grand children, seven great grandchildren and a sister. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM with a Rosary at 6:30 PM on Friday, February 9, 2007 at Blunt Mortuary Chapel 2229 W. Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904. Mass will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at Scared Heart Catholic Church 2030 W. Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs, Colorado. Interment will be at Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.

Roberts, Taylor Michael
Taylor Michael Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 1998 - Taylor Michael Roberts, 14 months of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Feb. 25, 1998. Taylor was born on Dec. 18, 1996. In his very short time of life, he taught us all how life is supposed to be with his loving heart, wonderful hugs and smiles and his very special kisses that will be missed greatly by his parents, Denise and Michael Roberts of Pueblo, and sister, Shelby Roberts. Also survived by grandparents, D.G. Huskin, Pueblo, Stella Vandenburg, Pueblo, Eileen Roberts, Chicago, and Raymond Roberts Jr., Chicago- great-grandparents, Rachel Vandenburg, Pueblo, Betty Huskin, Pueblo, Irma and Raymond Roberts, Chicago- and numerous aunts, uncles, many cousins and loving friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Roberts, Willard L.
Willard L. Roberts - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2001 - Age 76, of Pueblo, passed away March 26, 2001. Born July 16, 1924, in California. Cremation has taken place.

Roberts, William
William Roberts – Pueblo Chieftain – September 12, 2006 - William "Bill" Roberts passed away Sept. 9, 2006, in Pueblo. Bill was born Feb. 12, 1939, in Iowa Falls, Iowa, and had lived in this area several years. He was an auto mechanic and enjoyed being a football and Nascar fan. Bill is survived by his children, John (Michelle) Roberts of New Mexico, Louise (Daniel) Archuleta of Colorado Springs, Jamie, Ricky, Billy Roberts and Michelle Plank; a brother, Frank (Melody) Roberts of New Mexico; two sisters, Leora (Hartsel) Ferguson of New Mexico, and Edith (Earl) Woodcock of Missouri; as well as eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006, Davis Memorial Chapel.

Robertson, Beverly
Beverly "Bev" Robertson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1999 - Beverly "Bev" Robertson, 92, longtime Kiowa County resident died Oct. 5, 1999, in Aurora. Survived by wife, Ula, of the home in Bennett, Colo.; two sons, Kenneth (Katherine) Robertson of Sierra Vista, Ariz., D. Douglas (Alberta) Robertson, Thermopolis, Wyo.; two daughters, Carol (Darrell) Wilson, Salina, Kan., and Janice (Marvin) Burroughs of Strasburg, Colo.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Graveside services, 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at the Sugar City Cemetery. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, and 9 a.m. until noon Friday at the Griffy Family Funeral Chapel, Ordway.

Robertson, Dennis Wayne
Dennis Wayne Robertson - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - December 29, 1978 - Forklift Accident Kills Resident of Pueblo West - A forklift accident at 8:10 a.m. Thursday claimed the life of Dennis Wayne Robertson, 20, of Pueblo West, according to Colorado Springs police. The vehicle was westbound on Vickers Drive when it went out of control and jumped the north curb, severing a 25-foot-high light post and throwing Robertson on the sidewalk, according to police reports. The forklift continued driver less, striking a fence at 5702 Red Onion Way, then rolled back onto Vickers Drive, continued about two blocks, hit a stop sign at the cul de sac at Vickers Drive and stopped. Robertson was rushed to Penrose Community Hospital where he died at 9:30 a.m. of massive internal injuries, police said.

Robertson, James
Mr. James Robertson - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 21, 1941, Page 6 - Mr. James Robertson passed away at Pueblo, Colo., Wednesday evening. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. (Decker).

Robertson, John Jr.
John Robertson Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 05, 2002 - John Robertson Jr. former Pueblo resident and longtime Denver resident, passed away May 30, 2002. Mr. Robertson was a member of a pioneer Pueblo family and was a mining engineer for the CF&I Steel Corp. He was a graduate of Centennial High School, class of 1942. He went on to graduate from Colorado School of Mines, class of 1949, as an Engineer of Mines. Member Pueblo Masonic Lodge 17, Society of Mining Engineers, instrumental in establishing Colorado Mining Association Education Foundation; past President of Colorado Mining Association. Life member of Saint Andrew Society, member of Centennial High School Class of 1942 Reunion Board, 1257 Engineers Combat Battalion, U.S. Army in WWII and later served in the U.S. Army Reserves. Preceded in death by parents, Florence Haines Robertson and John Robertson Sr.; wife, Mary Eileen Robertson; daughter, Carlotta Robertson Rasmussen; brother, Charles Haines Robertson. Survived by son, John (Cynthia) Robertson of Pleasanton, Calif.; four grandchildren, Brian Rasmussen, Marissa Rasmussen, Murphy Robertson and Ariane Robertson; and stepmother, Dorothy Robertson; and sister, Dianne Templeton of Buford, Ga. Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Robertson, Joseph H.
Joseph H. Robertson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 1998 - Joseph H. Robertson died Feb. 15, 1998. Services, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler. Burial in the Fowler Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Dona Fillmore of Boone- four grandchildren, Lynn (Tom) Rusler of Avondale, Ron (Brenda) Fillmore of Fayetteville, Ark., Pat (Jerry) Summers, Fort Collins, Colo., and Don (Sue) Fillmore of Avondale- seven great-grandchildren- and one sister, Claire Beu of Beloit, Kan. Family prefers memorials to Fowler EMT Fund.

Robertson, Louis A.
Louis A. Robertson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 1998 - Louis A. Robertson, 83, passed away Sept. 14, 1998. Survived by his wife, Myrle McGill Robertson, of the family home- daughter, Virginia (William) Clegg, of Holton Beach, N.C.- stepdaughter and caregiver, Shirley Jeanne McGill of Pueblo- grandchildren, Stephen (Kim) Clegg and Shana Clegg- sister-in-law, Aileen Robertson-McPherson- and faithful friends including, Mel and Mary Spence, Dr. Stephen and Debby Vialpando and Dr. Ed Mastro. Preceded in death by his brother, James Robertson. Born on May 12, 1915, in Galva, Kan. Louis was the valedictorian of Galva High School class of 1933, and graduated with a B.S. degree from Kansas State University. He was a professional licensed mechanical engineer. Much of his career was with the national defense, assisting in designing equipment for atomic submarines. From 1955 through 1966, he designed missiles for Beach Aircraft and worked with FFA approval and certification of aircraft power plants. In 1966, until his retirement, Louis worked at the Pueblo Army Depot Production Engineering Office. He was a kind man and a true gentleman. Louis loved animals, especially dogs and cats, and will be sadly missed by his beloved dog, Buffy. He was also an accomplished violinist, made his own violin and received the second-place violinist award from the state of Kansas. Member of Albert Pike Lodge No. 303 AF&AM and National Rifle Association. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Ross Kershaw officiating and Masonic rites by South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM in courtesy to his home lodge. Memorials may be made to Animal Welfare or Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital through the funeral home.

Robertson, Myrle
Myrle McGill Robertson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2004 - Myrle McGill Robertson, 88, passed away Oct. 7, 2004. Survived by her daughter, Shirley Jeanne McGill of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, Louis A. Robertson, in 1998. Viewing at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday. Graveside service, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at Roselawn Cemetery.

Robertson, Viva M.
Viva M. Robertson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 02, 1986 - Viva M. Robertson, 91, formerly of Manzanola, died Aug. 1, 1986, at Sharmar Nursing Home in Pueblo. Survived by three sons, Floyd (Nadine) Betterton of Westminster, Raymond Betterton of Akron, Ohio, Cecil (Zora) Betterton of Englewood; two daughters, Joan (Ray) Crone of Pueblo, Opal (Orville) Freestone of Grand Junction; one daughter-in-law, Clara Betterton of Ulysses, Kan.; 19 grandchildren and other relatives. Service, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, Griffy Funeral Home Chapel in Fowler. Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery, Manzanola.

Robida, Joseph Michael
Joseph Michael Robida - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 1999 - Joseph Michael Robida, 39, Loveland, formerly of Pueblo, died March 11, 1999, in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born May 18, 1959, in Pueblo. He married Patricia Jean Lovins on May 12, 1984, in Camp St. Malo, Colo. Joe graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1985 with a bachelor of science degree in geophysics. He was employed as an engineer at Celestica Inc. (electronics) in Fort Collins. He moved to Loveland in 1997 from Drake, Colo. He loved music, the outdoors, Colorado mountains, mountain driving and spending time with his family. Preceded in death by grandparents. Survived by wife, Patti J. Robida, Loveland- sons, Jacob John-Michael Robida and John Joseph Robida, both of Loveland- daughters, Sarah Jo Robida, Magdalene Mae Robida and Rebekah Rose Robida, all of Loveland- parents, John F. and Mickey Robida, Beulah- sisters, Linda Robida, Las Vegas, Nev., Annie Robida, Colorado Springs, and Mary (Paul)Canales, Oakland, Calif. - parents-in-law, Bill and Barbara Lovins, Estes Park, and John and Shirley McQuaid, Hamilton, Mont.- and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends. Funeral service, 10 a.m. today, Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Chapel. Cremation, following the service. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Francis Xavier Church, Pueblo, with Father Ron Roche officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Joseph Robida children's memorial fund in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO, 80537

Robinette, Jim
Jim Robinette - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2002 - Age 56, passed away March 15, 2002. Memorial services, 11 a.m. Friday at the Wiley High School Gym.

Robino, Joseph J.
Joseph J. Robino - Huerfano World - April 21, 1994 - Joseph J. Robino, 87, of La Veta, died at the home of his son, Albert in Colorado Springs, where he had been living the past three weeks. Mr. Robino had been in failing health the past year with congestive heart failure. Born in Las Animas County in Engleville June 11, 1906 to Joseph and Mary Furno Robino, he was reared and educated in the Trinidad area and in 1928 on July 22, married Ruth Carney. In 1935, they moved to La Veta and for several years he was a partner with Charles Masinton in the grocery business. He then began his own meat processing and locker plant business, which he and his wife operated for 28 years. He later was a rural mail carrier, covering La Veta Pass and other areas. Mr. Robino was a member of Christ the King Church and had served on the Parish Council. Inactive for many years, he had belonged to La Veta Rotary Club. He spent many hours with his family and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife Ruth, La Veta; three sons, Al, Colorado Springs, Paul, St. Paul, MN, and Floyd "Skip", Pueblo West, 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was Tuesday from Christ the King Church in La Veta. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery.

Robino, Salvadore
Salvadore Robino - Huerfano World - June 14, 2001 - This Week in La Veta History - 1946: Joe Robino was notified of the death of his brother Salvadore in Albuquerque.

Robinson, Alfred Lloyd
Alfred "Al" Lloyd Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 1999 - Alfred "Al" Lloyd Robinson, 75, lost his battle with cancer on July 2, 1999 .He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Preceded in death by his father, Alfred Robinson- mother, Mabel Gross Robinson- wife, Irene Mary Thomas Robinson, of 41 years. Survived by his daughter, Mariellin Albo (Frank Eberwein)- son, Les (Claudia) Robinson- five grandchildren, Cassie (Larry) May, Tammy (Cliff) Gonzales, Todd (Shana) Albo, Tami Albo (Steve Wilson) and Shawna (Tom) Rice. Also survived by seven great-grandchildren, Joshua Anthony and Mitchell Tanner May, Regan Alexandra Pena, Arrianna Gabriell and Kateline Matese Gonzales, Natasha Rena Albo and Keeley Layne Albo- cousins, Guy and Barbara Robinson, Stella, Shannon and Alica Robinson, Alve Gene and Ernestine Robinson, Richard and Sharon, Bobby and Kim Robinson, Renee and Matt Curan, Doug and Melinda and Ed and Renee Keeney, LouAnn and Roy Hockaday, Jim and Doris Robinson, Harold and Carol Robinson and numerous other cousins- special friends, Fritz and Mary Kramer. Alfred was born and raised on the old Robinson Dairy Farm, learning early the chores of a dairy including milking and herding cattle. He attended Centennial High School, leaving to join the Army in the Transportation Corps, USAR, leaving with an honorable discharge in 1953. He was a first lieutenant. He decided to try the car business, working for different dealerships, including Fortino and Jackson Chevrolet. He sold insurance and worked for Arrow Realty. He then decided he would try his own business, Colorado Motors. Owned and operated by Al, later joined in partnership with his son, Les, who eventually ran the business -- two locations, 18 years. Al belonged to the Eagles. He loved cars, especially old cars and car racing, Big Band music and country music. He especially loved his cat Curley. Visitation today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., T.G. McCarthy. Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Funeral Home. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Reception will be after the services at the home of son Les Robinson, 310 La Vista Road. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Diabetes Foundation or Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Al's name.

Robinson, Alton
Alton Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 2004 - Alton Robinson, 58. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Robinson, Anna A.
Anna A. Robinson - Huerfano World - November 1, 1990 - Former Huerfano Anna A. Robinson, Tampa, FL, died in that city Oct. 27, 1990, following a year-long illness. Born in Toltec, she attended Walsenburg schools. She had lived in Sarasota, FL, for over 20 years and for the past two and one half years she resided in Tampa. Mrs. Robinson was retired from Ringling Bros. Circus. Survivors include two daughters, Champagne Norma Jean Green and Margaret Ann Robinson, Tampa, FL; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Margaret Ellen Styduhar, Walsenburg, Katherine Nigro, Englewood and Susie Spock, Los Angeles, CA; and three brothers, Thomas Spock, Denver, Andrew Spock and George Spock, Walsenburg. Funeral service is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Burial will follow in the International Showman's Sunset Memorial Gardens in Tampa.

Robinson, Cecil C.
Cecil C. "Rob" Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 1998 - Cecil C. "Rob" Robinson, 99, of Colorado City took his last trip to be with the Lord on July 11, 1998. Rob was an avid fisherman, golfer and hunter. His greatest enjoyment was to travel through the mountains. Through his many travels he was particularly fond of the casinos. Rob was married to his beloved wife, Margaret Robinson, for the past 69 years. Also survived by a daughter, Judith Ann (James) Ramsey- son, Floyd Dwight Robinson- sister, Thelma (James) Lowery- six grandchildren- three great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. Contributions may be made to St. Alyosius Church, Box 186, Rye, Colo. 81069 in Rob's memory. There will be visitation from 3 to 7 p.m. today with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, July 16, 1998, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Robinson, Charles
Charles Robinson – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – February 5, 1880 – A telegram to his mother in this city announces that Mr. Chas. Robinson, aged seventeen, son of J. M. Robinson, Esq., of the engineering department of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, died on Thursday last at Secorro, New Mexico, of pneumonia.

Robinson, Christine
Christine Dexter Robinson - Huerfano World - September 15, 1994 - Christine Dexter Robinson, 96, died at her daughter's home in Alamosa Sept. 6, 1994. Funeral service was Saturday from the United Church for Christ in Blanca with The Rev. Jack Brown of La Veta officiating. Survivors include six daughters, Velma Hasenack, Walsenburg, Elaine Hall, Alamosa, Mary Louise "Jo" Nason, Evanston, WY, Glenda Lay, Kent, WA, Barbara Erwin, Springfield, OR, and Marlene Moore, La Veta; one son, Frank "John" Robinson, Driggs, ID; 24 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, four sons and three daughters preceded her in death. Burial was in Hoagland Cemetery in Fort Garland.

Robinson, Elizabeth J.
Elizabeth J. "Betty" Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 1986 - Mrs. Elizabeth J. "Betty" Robinson passed away at a local hospital March 1,1986. Survived by her son, Robert W. Robinson, Pueblo, and was predeceased by her husband, William H. Robinson, Dec. 24, 1959. Born May 10, 1906, in Elma, Iowa, and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Member of the Ascension Episcopal Church and was a graduate of the Kholor School of Nursing in Rochester, Minn., in 1929. She had been a nurse at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction and also at Parkview Episcopal Hospital, Pueblo. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Schelling officiating. Concluding service and interment will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the graveside in Orchard Mesa Cemetery, Grand Junction, under the direction of the Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Robinson, Floyd D.
Floyd D. Robinson - Las Cruces Sun-News - March 4, 2004 - Las Cruces, NM - Floyd D. Robinson, 72, of Las Cruces, passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2004 at his home. He was born on November 9, 1931 in Santa Rita, New Mexico to Cecil and Margaret Robinson. Floyd graduated from Holy Trinity High School and Trinidad Junior College in Trinidad, Colorado. He spent 4 years in the United States Air Force as an Aircraft Mechanic and later attended UCLA where he studied Aeronautical Engineering. In 1994 he retired and moved to Las Cruces. Floyd is survived by 2 adult children, Michael Robinson of Los Angeles, California and Wendy Robinson of Virginia; his mother, Margaret Robinson of Colorado City, Colorado; his sister, Judith Ann Ramsey of Denver, Colorado; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. There will be a visitation at Graham's Mortuary, 555 W. Amador on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the casket will be closed. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2004 at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery, Ft. Bliss, Texas. Arrangements are with Graham's Mortuary.

Robinson, Harold E.
Harold E. Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 1986 - Harold E. Robinson, 206 W. Abriendo, Feb. 28, 1986. Husband of Mrs. Ruth M. Robinson. Survived also by daughter, a stepson, William (Kay) Roberts of Pueblo; and four grandchildren. Mr. Robinson was a member of Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90. He was a farmer and rancher in Kansas for many years and served as county treasurer in Osborne County, Kan., before entering the real estate business. He moved to Pueblo in January 1955 and together with his wife, Ruth, owned, and operated Mesa Realty for many years. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel will be conducted by the Rev. Harold Tuttle, pastor of the Lake Avenue Baptist Church. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Robinson, Howard S.
Howard S. Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1987 - Howard S. Robinson, 76, late of 3108 Cheyenne, died Sunday, January 11, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by two daughters, Sally Meadows, Kathy Robertson, both of Colorado Springs; brother, Donald B. (Lois) Robertson; of Denver, grandson, Mark Meadows, of Colorado Springs; and good friend, Patsye de Morgan, of Pueblo. Member of Pueblo Lodge No. 17 AF&AM and the Episcopal Church. Born August 2, 1910, in Denver. Private services.

Robinson, Irene C.
Irene C. Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2004 - Irene C. Robinson, 94, passed away Feb. 2, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, C.W. Robinson on Sept. 22, 1964. Survived by her children, Bill (Jo) Robinson of San Ramon, Calif., Ed Robinson of Pueblo and Earl (Mary) Robinson of Cape Cod, Mass.; brother, Fletcher Chaffee of Oklahoma City, Okla.; grandchildren, John Robinson, Kathryn White, Carolyn, Sarah, Christopher and Michael Robinson; and great-grandchildren, Drew Robinson, Aiden and Emma White. Irene was born July 19, 1909, in Snyder, Texas. Member of Central Christian Church and Fidelity Chapter No. 144, O.E.S. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson, with the Rev. Dr. David Chambers officiating.

Robinson, Irvin T.
Irvin T. "Robbie" Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 1986 - Irvin T. "Robbie" Robinson, a Pueblo resident for 47 years, passed away Sept 25, 1986. Mr. Robinson was a member of Park Hill Baptist Church He retired from CF&I in 1974 after 40 years of service. He was preceded in death by a son Myron Aldwine Huscher, in 1961. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Robinson, of the family home; three sons, Bernard Robinson of Denver, Arnold (Charlotte) Robinson of Cotopaxi and Dwaine (Adele) Huscher of Hartford, Conn.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leonard and Kenneth Robinson of Colorado Springs; one sister, Stella Metcalf of Fort Scott, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Leaon Griswold of Park Hill Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be at the Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at the family home.

Robinson, James H.
James H. Robinson – Pueblo Indicator – December 19, 1914 – Insurance Money – Among the long list of death payments made by the western fraternity of Woodmen of the World by its November assessments were the following in Pueblo: Carrie Covars, widow of John F. Covars, $3,000; Clara Hitchins Collins, widow of John A. Collins, $2,000; Minnie Bergt, widow of William C. Bergt, $1,000; Katherine Evans, widow of David H. Evans, $2,000; Mary J. Robinson, widow of James H. Robinson, $2,000; Frances M. Warren, widow of John A. Warren, $2,000; Ada C. Townsend, sister of Albert D. Chapman, $2,000. In none of these cases had total payments to their camps amounted to one-fourth of the sums received by the heirs. Indeed, Mr. Bergt had paid in only $54, while Covars, who had been a member since 1890, had paid a total of $602.80. The previous month there were four beneficiaries in Pueblo in similar amounts.

Robinson, Janet
Janet Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 6, 1987 - Janet Robinson, 71, of 346 St. Vrain Ave., Las Animas, died Nov. 4, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffy and Horber Funeral Chapel, Las Animas. Interment, Las Animas Cemetery.

Robinson, John
Rev. John Robinson, OSB - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 1999 - Rev. John Robinson, OSB, of Canon City. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, May 7, 1999, at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Abbey. Principal celebrant, Rt. Rev. Kenneth C. Hein, OSB, Abbot of the Holy Cross Abbey. Rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 1999, and recitation of the body and evening prayer at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 1999, at the Holy Cross Abbey Chapel.

Robinson, John W. (Child of)
Little Boy Robinson – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 23, 1878 – A little son of Mr. John W. Robinson, who resides on the Upper Greenhorn was bitten by a large rattlesnake on Thursday about twelve o'clock. Notwithstanding the efforts of a physician aided by the family, the little sufferer died early Friday morning.

Robinson, Lillian E.
Lillian E. (Bunnie) Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 1997 - Lillian E. (Bunnie) Robinson, 93, of Las Animas died in Pueblo on July 27, 1997. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kuhns Chapel, 529 Carson, Las Animas. Interment will follow in Las Animas Cemetery. Memorials may be made to charity of your choice.

Robinson, Lillie Kate
Lillie Kate Robinson - Huerfano World - January 19, 1989 - Gene Morrow was called out of town suddenly. Her mother, Lillie Kate Robinson, died last Saturday, Jan. 7, in Palestine, TX, where she had lived all of her life. Gene was gone for more than a week, visiting with her mother in her last days and taking care of all those sad things afterwards.

Robinson, M. M.
M. M. Robinson – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – May 21, 1874 – We learn that M. M. Robinson who was sent out by the commissioner of the General Land Office at Washington, D. C., to investigate and report the Las Animas Land Grab, died last week at his home in Washington.

Robinson, Maria F.
Maria F. "Mary" Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2005 - Maria F. "Mary" Robinson, of Pueblo. Passed away Feb. 14, 2005. Born Nov. 26, 1919, in Questa, N.M. Preceded in death by husband, Ray Robinson; daughter, Mary Garcia; parents, Miguel and Genara Vigil; special friend, Lucio Flores. Survived by daughters, Edith (Vic) Martinez, Georgia (Ray Valdez) Orcutt; nephew, Raymond Bane; brothers, Nerio (Edith) Vigil, Reginaldo (Tila) Vigil; and also 17 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday; both at Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Robinson, Mary A.
Mary A. Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 2004 - Mary A. Robinson, 86, passed away Nov. 23, 2004. Born April 26, 1918, to Edger and Maude Harding, who preceded her in death; along with her infant son, William Leslie Robinson; husband, Earl L. Robinson on Sept. 7, 1992; sisters, Lillian Applegate, Helen Harding; and brother, Lindsey Harding. Mary and Earl were married March 27, 1943. Survived by her son, Charles (Carrie) Robinson; grandchildren, Neal (Yvette) Robinson, David (Amanda) Robinson; great-grandchildren, Angelica, Alex, Skylar, Davian, Sariah; and niece, Rachel Mitten; and special long-time friend and bridge player, Dorothy Carver. Mary was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Mary was a volunteer at the Blind Club. She also loved to play bridge, gardening, and beating her grandchildren at croquet. At her request, a private family service has been held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National Federation for the Blind, 1225 N. Main, Suite 205, Pueblo, CO, 81003, in her memory.

Robinson, Michael Dale
Michael Dale Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2004 - Michael Dale Robinson, 39, passed away Nov. 11, 2004 in Woodbridge, VA. Preceded in death by his father Curtis Robinson II. Survived by his mother Verna Robinson of Pueblo, CO, children Derrale Robinson, Tamika Robinson and Amber Robinson all of Phoenix, AZ. Brothers: Andre Q. Robinson, Pueblo, Derwin S. Robinson, Waco, TX, Mark D. Robinson, Renton, WA, Curtis W. Robinson III, Denver, CO. Michael was born Feb. 4, 1965 in Rockford, IL. He resided in Pueblo 1971- 1983 when he moved on to explore his life. Michael worked for the Federal Government in Alexander, VA. He enjoyed sports, jazz, family functions and being around friends. He also was a member of First A.M.E. Church. Viewing of the body will be Wed., 11/17/04, 7pm- 8pm at Angelus Chapel, 1102 E. Evans. Funeral service will be held Nov. 18, 2004 at 11am, First A.M.E. Church, 613 W. Mesa. Interment will follow at Imperial Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at 1815 Jerry Murphy.

Robinson, Phyllis Ann
Phyllis Ann Robinson - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 6, 2003 - Phyllis Ann Robinson, 61, died June 3, 2003 in Colorado Springs after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was a Native of Colorado, born April 5, 1942 in Trinidad to Fermin & Sadie (Cordova) Garcia. She moved to Colorado Springs in 1948 and graduated from Harrison High School. She married Bernard Zadrowski in 1963. Phyllis was an avid reader, loved dancing and even more so, loved being with her family and friends. She is survived by her father, her long-lasting friend, Zack, a daughter, Marie Angela "Angie" Zadrowski and husband, Maurice Campbell; a son, Bernard B. "Bernie" Zadrowski and his wife, Shannan; daughter, Maria Christina "Christy" Robinson; five grandchildren, Brian Martinez, Michelle Martinez, Steven Yeager, Lillie Madison Zadrowski and Dillon Michael Tuminelli; a brother, James I. Garcia and wife, Carla, and a sister, Frances A. Busemeyer and husband, Jerry, and numerous Nieces and Nephews. A Rosary will be held on Friday, June 6, at 10:30 a.m., with the Mass following at 11:00 a.m., at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2030 W. Colorado Ave. Memorial contributions may be made to the Odyssey Health Care, 4465 Northpark, #400, Colorado Springs, CO 80907.

Robinson, Ralph R.
Ralph R. Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 1987 - Ralph R. Robinson, 56, of 29923 County Farm Road, passed away Feb. 27, 1987. Survivors include his wife, Ella Mae Robinson, of the family home; sisters, Gertrude (Elden) Gibaroff, Seattle, Wash., Phyllis (Norman) Dean, North Stonington, Conn.; Jean (Norman) Knisle, Whitehouse, Texas; LaVonne (Henry) Harmen, Pueblo; brother, Richard (Verna) Robinson, Pueblo; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents, Ray and Beulah Robinson; a sister, Louise, and brothers, Robert and Roland. He owned and operated Sunset Exxon Servicenter, 1961 to 1976; served in Colorado National Guard and the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict; was an avid Amateur Radio operator, active 4-H leader, and member of Pueblo Open Heart Club. Graveside services 2 p.m. Monday, Roselawn Cemetery, conducted by Dr. Phillip Greene of Bethel Methodist Church. Family respectfully requests omission of food and flowers; those who wish may make memorials to Rocky Mountain Heart Research Institute, 1955 Pennsylvania, Suite 205, Denver, Colo., 80203-1331. At his request, no viewing or visitation. Friends are welcome at the family home.

Robinson, Richard R.
Richard R. "Bus" Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2000 - Richard R. "Bus" Robinson, departed this life May 20, 2000. He was born Nov. 9, 1922, and was a lifetime Pueblo resident. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Beulah Robinson; his brothers, Robert, Ralph and Roland; and a sister, Ruth. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Verna; and his stepchildren, Garrick (Olma) Booth, Wenatchee, Wash., Brian Booth, Pueblo, and Beverly (Tim) Spears, Albuquerque, N.M.; grandchildren, Stephanie (Danny) Smith, Pueblo, Emily Booth, San Francisco, Calif., Marissa and Collin Spears, Albuquerque, Leanne (Merle) Bowen, Byers, Colo., Heidi (Dale) Robertson, Oshkosh, Wis.; and five great-grandchildren; sisters, LaVonne Harmen, Pueblo, Gertrude Gebaroff, Seattle, Wash., Phyllis Dean, Stonington, Conn., Jean Ann Krisle, Tyler, Texas; brothers and sisters-in-law, Virginia Brase, Paul and Ileta Pierson, Mike and Marilyn Pierson, Lamar, Colo., John and Phyllis Pierson, Canon City, Colo., Earl and Ella Mae Mead, Pueblo, and Donna Robinson, Colorado Springs; also nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Bus was employed at CF&I until the onset of World War II. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-45 as an Engineman operating an LCM landing craft in the South Pacific. After being discharged, he returned to Pueblo and began his career as a skilled automotive mechanic. He worked for a number of Pueblo auto agencies, operating an auto repair shop for a short time, then opened one of the first service stations in Belmont. He was owner of Belmont Exxon from 1958-1967. He was employed by the University of Southern Colorado as head of the Transportation Department from 1970 until his retirement in 1984. His retirement years were richly rewarding. He enjoyed the time spent with his lunch and coffee buddies, his large and loving family, and many days spent at the mountain home he built in Howard. Bus had a special zest for living which was expressed through his love for family, friends, food and fun. He was a "good guy." Services will be held Wednesday, May 24, 11 a.m., at George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 401 Broadway, with military honors by the Pueblo Ritual Team. Visitation, 10-11 a.m. before service. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home office.

Robinson, Stella
Stella "Granny" Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2003 - Stella "Granny" Robinson, 87, joined her husband, and daughter, in their heavenly home on Dec. 21, 2003. She was born Dec. 6, 1916, in Fox, Okla., to Thomas and Bessie Pruitt, who preceded her; along with her loving husband of 58 years, Alfred Robinson; and daughter, Dorothy Robinson. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Barbara (Wayne) Keeney and Richard Guy (Barbara) Robinson of Pueblo; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Frances Cross of Ft. Lupton, Colo.; sister-in-law, Earnestine Robinson of Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Stella was co-owner of Robinson's Grocery and Robinson's Master Steam of Pueblo. In the 1950s, she was also a dispatcher with the volunteer fire department, and all fire department calls were directed to her at her grocery store. After retirement, she enjoyed WWF Wrestling, western movies and being with her family. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Park Volunteer Fire Department.

Robinson, Virginia Mae
Virginia Mae Gomez Robinson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2002 - Virginia Mae Gomez Robinson, 73, passed away Oct. 13, 2002, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Born March 31, 1929, in Pueblo, Colo., to the union of Clara Mae Haywood and Nathaniel Whitney. Both parents preceded her in death. Survived by her children, Skyler Gomez and David Leroy Gomez, both of Colorado Springs, and Adrienne Goetz, San Diego, Calif.; brother, Joseph Smith, Pueblo, Colo.; nine grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at Angelus Funeral Home, 2535 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Robinson, William H.
William H. Robinson - Garden City Telegram – August 20, 2005 – Garden City, KS - William H. Robinson, 87, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at Webco Manor Nursing Home in Marshfield, Mo. He was born Dec. 8, 1917, in Mondamin, Iowa, to William Earl and Ruby Erma Cooper Robinson. A Marshfield resident since 2002, moving from Garden City, Mr. Robinson had been a pump operator for Northern Natural Gas Co. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, American Legion and Elks Lodge, all at Garden City, and was a B-26 bomber pilot during World War II, serving with the U.S. Army Air Corps. In October 1946, he married Evelyn "Lynn" Brannon. She died in January 1974. On Sept. 20, 1975, he married Sally Spencer in Walsenburg, Colo. She died Aug. 3, 1995, in Wichita. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale K. and George L. Robinson; and a sister, Bonnie L. Winter. Survivors include three sons, Wm. Gary Robinson of Marshfield, Douglas A. Robinson of Denver, and Mark W. Robinson of Walsenburg; two stepdaughters, Joy Farr of Denver, and Leslie Hodson of Liberal; a brother, Mervin Robinson, and a sister, Virginia Patterson, both of Garden City; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at Price & Sons Funeral Home, Garden City, with the Rev. Robert Cousins officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Garden City. Visitation hours are 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to service time Monday at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be sent in care of priceandsons.com. Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home, 620 N. Main St., Garden City, KS 67846.

Robison, Charlie M.
Charlie M. Robison - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 1986 - Charlie M. Robison, 80, of Route 2, Las Animas, died June 11, 1986, at La Junta Medical Center Nursing Home. Former longtime Crowley, Colo., resident. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Griffy and Horber Funeral Chapel, Las Animas. Interment, Hasty Cemetery.

Robison, Flossie
Flossie Robison - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1999 - Flossie Robison passed away June 13, 1999 in Whittier, Calif., where she had lived since 1984. A longtime Pueblo resident, she was the wife of the late Kenneth Robison. Survived by her daughter Lavelle L. Basham of Prescott, Ariz., and son Dr. Klane E. Robison of La Verne, Calif., four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Graveside service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 21, 1999 at Roselawn Cemetery.

Robison, Ruth Pearl
Ruth Pearl Robison - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 1986 - Ruth Pearl Robison, Aug. 24, 1986. Born Feb. 25, 1906, in Lindsey, Okla., to Richard Pinn Cotten and Amanda Cotten. Predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Elbert L. Snow; a son, George R. Snow; three grandchildren, one step-grandchild, three brothers and two stepbrothers. She leaves to mourn her husband, James Guy Robison of the family home, 2804 E. 13th Street, Pueblo; six daughters, Franseene (Thomas) Frazier, Martha (John) Shopshire, Connie Mae (Donald) Espinosa, Betty (Lee) Bryant, Francis Joann (Lonny) Vayle, and Donna (John) Cox, all of Pueblo. Survived also by stepdaughter, Betty (Truel) Harris, St. Louis, Mo.; a brother, Ewin (Doris) Cotten, Red Bluff, Calif.; 26 grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. In addition, she is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a special friend and neighbor, Rosa Baker. She and Mr. Robison were members of Central Christian Church where the service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday by Dr. Charles Whitmer and Dr. Robert W. Daniel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 9 MacAlester Road, Pueblo.

Roblek, A. Juanita
A. Juanita Roblek - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1986 - A. Juanita Roblek was born Jan. 5, 1922, and died Oct. 12, 1986. She was a former gray lady at St Mary-Corwin Hospital and had been married to Robert F. Roblek for 42 years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, R. Douglas (Linda) Roblek, J. Rick (Beth Anne) Roblek, Judy (Bob) Vickers, Larry (Christine) Roblek, C. Greg Roblek and six grandchildren. She was the sister of June Bruce, Joseph Cissell, and Leon Cissell. Daughter-in-law of Mary Roblek and sister-in-law of Rudell Marshall. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. Recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Shrine of St. Therese with Father Joseph McGuin-ness as the celebrant. Entombment in Roselawn Cemetery. The family will greet Mends at 103 Argyle. Contributions may be made to the Juanita Roblek Memorial Fund through the funeral home, visitation from noon until service time Tuesday and at the church prior to the Mass. Wednesday.

Roblek, Mary A.
Mary A. Lest Roblek - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2002 - Mary A. Lest Roblek, lifetime Pueblo resident until moving to Colorado Springs in 1982 with her late husband, Robert I. Roblek. In September 1984 Mrs. Roblek began residence with her daughter, Rudell R. Marshall, where she resided in Colorado Springs until her death, July 20, 2002. Born and reared in Pueblo, Mrs. Roblek was the third born child of 15 children, born to Frank and Johanna Lest. Mrs. Roblek was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Colorado Springs. Preceded in death by her husband in March 1984. Mrs. Roblek enjoyed bowling leagues. Survivors include her daughter, Rudell R. Marshall, Colorado Springs; a son, Robert F. Roblek, Pueblo; three sisters, Freda Bruening, Ohio, Georgia Pannunzio, Florida, and Catherine Vider, Pueblo; and following grandchildren, Doug Roblek, Rick Roblek, Judy Vickers, Larry Roblek, Greg Roblek, Rob Marshall, Colette Rowland and Lynn (Rick) Meyers; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, Shrine of St. Therese. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Robles, Anthony Paul
Anthony Paul Robles - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 1999 - Anthony Paul Robles, 43, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 5, 1999. Born Jan. 25, 1956, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents, Pasqual and Rose Robles- and one sister, Rosemarie Robles. Survived by his loving wife, Barbara Robles of the family home in Colorado Springs- children, Dolores (Charlie) Hurtado, Yuma, Ariz., Timothy J. Mendez, Yuma, Ariz., Christina Mendez, Phoenix, Ariz., Tony (Rachel) Mendez Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., Paulina Mendez, Phoenix, Ariz., and Christopher (Michelle) Mendez, Yuma, Ariz.- brothers, Ron (Theresa) Robles, Pueblo, and Mike (Ruby) Robles, Colorado Springs- sisters, Laura Robles, Pueblo, and Liz Robles, Dallas, Texas- 18 grandchildren- also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Anthony enjoyed motorcycle riding, sports and the outdoors, and was an avid Bronco fan. Viewing, Monday, 1-7 p.m. and Tuesday, 1-5 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, Tuesday, 7 p.m. and funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., both at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Celebrant, Rev. Ervin Schmitt. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 2104 Hollywood.

Robles, Aurelia
Aurelia Robles - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 1987 - Aurelia Robles, 86, passed at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on Oct. 30, 1987. Mrs. Robles is survived by three children, William (Frances) Robles, Lupe (David) Roybal and Lydia (Leo) Marquez, all of Pueblo; daughter-in-law, Loretta Robles of Gardena, Calif.; 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Robles also is survived by two sisters, Mary (Jose Maria) Robles of Pueblo, Asencion (Baudelio) Avila of Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico; and three brothers, Francisco (Nefi) Rivas of San Jose, Calif., Juan (Raquel) Rivas and Angel (Josefina) Rivas of Zacatecas, Zac., Mexico. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Pablo Robles in 1970, and one son, Joe "Joeba" Robles in 1981. Mrs. Robles was born on Aug. 24, 1901, in Zacatecas, Zac., Mexico, and was a Pueblo resident since 1922. She was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m. today at Our Lady of the Assumption. Rosary recitation at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2, 1987, at Our Lady of the Assumption with Father Raymond Grimes officiating. Interment, Via Crucis, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Lupe Roybal, 129 Penn Ave., Pueblo.

Robles, Jose M.
Jose M. "Chema" Robles - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 1987 - Jose M. "Chema" Robles, 1545 Pine, departed this life Nov. 10, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Pueblo resident since 1919, he was born Sept. 22, 1900, in Mezquitc Jalisco, Mexico. He retired from CF&I and was a member of Logia 16 de Septembre No. 80, St. Francis Xavier Church. Predeceased by his first wife, Soledad Aguilera. Survivors include his second wife, Maria Rivas-Robles; children, Roberto (Betty) Robles, Westminster, (Terry) Robles, Guam, Sabina (Ernesto) Barrios, Brownsville, Texas, Maria I. Melendez, Rosemead, Calif. Survived also by 14 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, including Lupe (David) Roybal, Lydia (Leo) Marquez, Guillermo (Frances) Robles, all of Pueblo, and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Thursday, Mass of the Resurrection 10 a.m. Friday, both services, St. Francis Xavier Church with the Rev. Paul Mendrick celebrant. Family will receive friends at the home.

Robles, Kristan Melanie
Kristan Melanie Robles - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 1986 - Kristan Melanie Robles departed this life June 29, 1986, at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital, Denver. A lifetime Pueblo resident, she was born Jan. 28, 1982, in Pueblo and was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Survivors include her parents, Christopher and Diana Robles of Denver; a sister, Alisha Robles, Denver; grandparents, Manuel "Chuck" (Mary) Robles, Pueblo, Mary Martinez, Pueblo, Joe Martinez, Denver; great-grandmothers, Mary Luna and Gregoria Robles, both of Pueblo; several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Mass of the Angels, 10 a.m. Thursday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, the Rev. Victor Robles S. J., celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at 1812 Brimmer and 3919 Sheffield Lane.

Robles, Maria Luisa
Maria Luisa Robles - Pueblo Chieftain - November 9, 2004 - Maria Luisa Robles, 62, of Pueblo. Visitation, 3 to 5 p.m. today, and 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, noon Wednesday, at Mount Carmel Church.

Robles, Robert
Robert Robles - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2006 - Robert Robles, 63, Englewood, formerly of Pueblo, died on April 7, 2006, at Swedish Medical Center in Denver. Born in Pueblo, he was the son of Patricia and the late Arthur Robles. He received his B.A. degree from Metro State College in 1974. He worked as a claims processor for the Social Security Administration. He was predeceased by his infant son, Gerard; and father, Arthur. Robert is survived by his loving wife, Mary Robles; children, Adrian, Nicolette, Gemma and Nona. He also is survived by his mother, Patricia; brothers and sisters, Patricia (Phil) Gallegos, Felix, Tim (Nancy), Richard (Roberta), Jessica (David) Avila, Victor, Charles (Lisa), Joseph (Denise), Rudy (Joann), Daniel (Cheryl), Anna Marie (Greg) Chavez and Kathleen (Greg) Lopez; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Advantage Runyan Stevenson Mortuary, 6425 W. Alameda, Lakewood. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Mount Carmel Church, 5612 S. Hickory, Littleton.

Robles, Ruben Manquera
Ruben Manquera Robles - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 1999 - Ruben Manquera Robles, 25, departed this life Feb. 6, 1999, as a result of an automobile accident. Mr. Robles was born June 5, 1973, in El Valle Chihuahua, Mexico, to the union of Raymundo Manquera and Maria Luisa Robles. He is preceded in death by his stepfather, Manuel Meza, in January 1998. Ruben worked for AAA Roofing Co. of Pueblo. He was a very hard worker and was his mother's right hand. Ruben was the first to graduate of his family with the Central class of 1992. Ruben loved to dance and was always willing to give a helping hand. Survived by his mother, Maria Robles-Meza, Pueblo- father, Raymundo Manquera, Chihuahua, Mexico- son, Ty- siblings, Raymundo (Gloria) Robles, Victor (Beatrice) Robles, Fermin Robles, Jaime, David and Ana Luisa Meza, Dora Morales, Luis Carlos Morales and Ortencia Morales- special friends, Tamisha McCulley and Carl and Angie Parlapiano- and numerous relatives and friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday. Both services at St. Joseph Church, Blende, Father Roberto Carden officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. A memorial fund has been setup at Minnequa Bank of Pueblo.

Robson, Matthew E.
Matthew E. Robson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 1987 - Matthew E. Robson, 77, passed away June 22, 1987, at Penrose Hospital. Mr. Robson is survived by his wife, Mildred Robson of Pueblo; three children, Myrna (Elmer) Schmitt, Roderick (Charlotte) Robson, all of Colorado Springs; Michael (Carol) Robson of Wisconsin; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is survived also by one sister, Edna (Darrel) Foster of Missouri. Mr. Robson was born June 17, 1910, in Illinois, and was a Pueblo resident for the past 36 years. He was employed at the Colorado State Hospital until retirement. Visitation from 10 a.m. to service time today at Imperial Funeral Home. Private service for family only, 2 p.m. today at Imperial Chapel with Randy Wheeler of Sunnyside Christian Church officiating. Interment, Hillcrest, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to your favorite charity.

Robson, Mildred
Mildred Robson - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 9, 2001 - Mrs. Mildred Robson, 88, died March 6, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was a psychiatric technician. Mrs. Robson was born Oct. 20, 1912, in Bloomfield, Neb., to William and Sophia Johnson, who are deceased. She was married to Matthew Robson, who is deceased. She is survived by two sons, Roderick and Michael; a daughter, Myrna Schmitt; two daughters-in-law, Charlotte and Carol; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel, 5459 Highway 78 West, Pueblo, (719) 564-0920. Inurnment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Robson, Roberta Jean
Roberta Jean Robson – Albuquerque journal – October 1, 2000 - Roberta Jean Robson, a resident of Albuquerque for the past 20 years, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2000. She was born January 19, 1910 at Trinidad, Colorado. Mrs. Robson is survived by her son, Dr. Pennington Wimbush and his wife, Linda of Dillon, CO; her grandchildren, Robina Griggs of Jasper, MO and Emily Vezina of Metairie, LA; and by two great-grandchildren. There will be no services held locally. Sunrise Society of New Mexico is serving the family of Mrs. Robson, 891-8200.

Robtoy, Winston
Winston Robtoy - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 1998 - Winston Robtoy, 74, of Kersey, Colo., died Aug. 27, 1998. Service, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, at the home of his daughter, Penny Pazier, in Longmont. Howe Mortuary, Longmont, Colo.

Robush, D. Virginia
D. Virginia Robush - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2002 - Passed away March 14, 2002, in Pueblo. Virginia was born Sept. 26, 1927, in Ada, Okla., and had lived in Pueblo since 1960. She was a caring and nurturing person who always pulled for the underdog. She served people in life and as a waitress. Her survivors include her husband, Robert; her children, Ginnie L. Reed, Donald (Vanessa) Reed, Cynthia J. (Fred) Robush-Knighton; sister, Geneva Butts; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mrs. Robush will lie in state at the mortuary from noon until 5 p.m. today and Sunday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 18, 2002, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood Lane. Interment will follow in the Lakeside Cemetery in Caρon City.

Rocco, Joseph T. Sr.
Joseph T. Rocco Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 04, 1998 - Joseph T. Rocco Sr., age 87, passed away Nov. 3, 1998. Preceded in death by his wife, Blanche (McCoy) Rocco, in 1974. Survived by his son, Joseph T. (Tana) Rocco Jr. of Pueblo West. Grandfather of Debbie, Cindy and Marcia. Date: Wed 04-Nov-1998 John David Rocco

Rocco, Ralph
Ralph "Puff" Rocco - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 1999 - Ralph "Puff" Rocco, age 82, passed away May 16, 1999. Survived by his wife, Inez Rocco- daughter, Rosalie (Larry) Enos, Denver, Colo., and stepchildren, Donald (Dixie) Cunico, Crescent City, Calif., Jerry (Jerrianne) Cunico, Pueblo, Colo., Larry (Jean) Cunico, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Dennis(Linda) Cunico, Pueblo, Colo. Also survived by numerous step grandchildren, step great-grandchildren- sister, Val Datz, Pueblo, Colo.- and sister-in-law ,Olga Rocco, Santa Maria, Calif. Preceded in death by his first wife, Yolanda and daughter, Mary Louise Nichols- brothers, Joe Rocco and Rocky Rocco and sisters, Mur DeJoy and Virginia Rapue. Mr. Rocco was a member of the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE), a former member of BPOE No. 611 in Florence, Colo., and also a member of the United Steel Workers of America Retired Men's Club No.2102. He was an avid golfer with several holes-in-one to his credit. Rosary, Tuesday, 7 p.m. and Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 1 p.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Rocco, Yolanda
Yolanda Rocco – Pueblo Chieftain – May 26, 1984 – Mrs. Yolanda Rocco. Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Saturday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn. Please omit foot and flowers. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Research through the funeral home office.

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

Rocha, Connie
Connie Rocha - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 1999 - Connie Rocha went home to our heavenly Father on Oct. 30, 1999. Survived by daughters, Flora (Al) Roman, Dorothy (Mel) Ward and Mary (Terry) Cass; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Family will greet relatives and friends at 2 p.m. Wednesday for a memorial service at Roselawn Cemetery Chapel. Reception to follow in Roselawn reception room. The family requests that food and flowers be omitted. Memorial contributions may be made directly to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, Colo., 81004. Services under the direction of Charles Anthony Funeral Home, Florence.

Rocha, John H.
John H. Rocha - Yakima Herald-Republic - February 22, 2004 - John H. Rocha, 77, of Wapato died Thursday. Mr. Rocha was born in Trinidad, Colo. He served in the Army from 1944 to 1947, and later moved to Wapato. Survivors include his wife, Ida Rocha of Wapato; three sons, David Rocha and John Rocha Jr., both of Wapato, and Matthew Rocha of Yakima; two daughters, Dorothy Rocha of Wapato and Monica Solis of Toppenish; two brothers, Joe Rocha and Pasqual Rocha, both of Wapato; two sisters, Mary Hernandez of Toppenish and Nellie Flores of Seattle; and seven grandchildren. Vigil service will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Merritt Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Wapato. Burial will be at the Reservation Community Memorial Park in Wapato. Merritt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rocha, Steven Fortune
Stevan Fortune Rocha - Pueblo Chieftain - August 02, 1997 - Steven Fortune Rocha, 51, passed away July 31, 1997. A Pueblo resident for over 40 years, Stevan graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1964 and USC. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and was a member of the Special Forces, earning several awards and citations. Employed as a mechanical engineer for Centura Health (St. Mary-Corwin Hospital). He was born June 23, 1946, in Greeley. Preceded in death by his father, Fortune Ornales Rocha, and stepfather, Richard Morales. Survived by wife, Connie Rocha- son, Michael Stevan Rocha- mother, Virginia Morales- sister, Lupe (Joel) Rocha-Gillespie- brother, David Andrew (Veronica) Rocha- grandson, Sean Michael Rocha- and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Monday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rev. Anthony A. Wojcinski, celebrant. Full military honors at graveside, Roselawn Cemetery, by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at 604 W. 15th and 1407 Jackson.

Roche, Jesse A.
Jesse A. Roche - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 1959 - Jesse A. Roche died Canon City hospital Saturday. Husband of Mrs. Emma Roche of the family home; father of Walter, Freddie and Edward Roche, all of Canon City; brother of Fred C. Roche, Trinidad; Allen B. Roche, Pueblo; Mrs. Frances Allen, Southgate, Calif., and Mrs. Ruth Tombling, Lomita, Calif. Grandfather of one. Funeral service our chapel at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. William S. Neely, officiating. Elk's graveside services at Fremont Memory Gardens.

Roche, Jesse Calvert
Jesse Calvert Roche - Huerfano World - December 28, 2000 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1917: Died, Jesse Calvert Roche, an old pioneer of this vicinity. He was born in 1854. [Editor's Note: Jesse Calvert Roche died December 1917. Obituary listed World Independent, December 21, 1917, Page 4.]

Rochester, Dennis L.
Dennis L. Rochester - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 2003 - Dennis L. Rochester, 53, a lifelong resident of Pueblo, Colo., left this life to be with his maker on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003, at his home. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 22 years, Judy D. (Manning) Rochester of Pueblo; his son, Braun J. (Ramona) Rochester of Pueblo; stepson, Troy McCoy of Pueblo; two grandsons, Cayman Rochester and Jesse McCoy; his mother, Jean Rochester of Rye, Colo., and a brother, Rick (Sharon) Rochester of Florida. Dennis was preceded in death by his father, James Donald Jr. of Rye, Colo.; and two brothers, James D. Rochester III, of Pueblo and Danny J. Rochester of Rye, Colo. Dennis will be deeply missed. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rochester, James D. Jr.
James D. Rochester, Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 1987 - James D. Rochester, Jr., 61, passed away at St. Luke's Hospital in Denver on Dec. 21, 1987. Mr. Rochester is survived by his wife, Mary Jean Rochester; four sons, Danny, James Rochester of Escondido, Calif., Dennis L. Rochester of Pueblo; Richard L. Rochester of Aurora, James D. Rochester III of Rye; six grandchildren; step-mother, Allene Rochester of Anderson, S.C.; three brothers, Rev. Harold Rochester of Anderson, S.C., Milton Rochester of Ninety Six, S.C., Darrel Rochester of Jacksonville, Fla.; and three sisters, Dorothy Sisson of Norfolk, Va., Joan Sizemore of Wareshouls; S.C., and Joyce Beard of Akens, S.C. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mr. Rochester was born on June 3, 1926, in Greenwood, S.C., and was a Pueblo resident for the past 39 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked at P.A.D. for 13 years, was owner and operator of Bonny Hy-land Liquors, and was the previous owner of the Alibi Lounge. Along with other family members, he was one of the owners of the Burltree Restaurant and the Bluefish Cove Restaurant. He was a member of the Church of God ; in Greenwood, S.C., a member of the American Legion, former national director for the License Beverage Association, and former; president of the Centennial High School Bulldads. Visitation hours from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today, at Imperial Funeral Home. Service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23 at Imperial Chapel. Graveside service at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, at Liberal Cemetery in Liberal, Kan. Family will receive friends at the Burltree Restaurant following the service. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to St. Luke's Patient Heart Transplant Fund through the funeral home office.

Rochon, Margaret Ann
Margaret Ann Rochon - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2001 - Margaret Ann Rochon of Denver, formerly of Pueblo, died Nov. 18, 2001. She was born Oct. 19, 1920, in Princeton, Ind., to Maggie and Walter Arburn, who are deceased. Margaret retired from Mountain Bell in Pueblo and Denver after 30 years as a switchboard operator and customer service representative. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the First Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed bingo, ceramics, gardening and needle craft. Survived by daughter and best friend, Sherrie Ann Burdette, Denver; and other family members, including Dorothy (Sam) Prough, Pueblo, Jean and Charles Weir, Newburgh, Ind., Mary Jo Brewster, Whitefield, Ind., Freddie Davidson, Potann, Md., Darlene Graham, Pueblo, Marge Mastrini, Pueblo, Bob Arburn and family, San Antonio, Texas, and Dottie and Dan Arburn, Belleville, Ill. Cremation. A private bedside memorial with her daughter has taken place. Contributions may be made to the Rocky Mountain Stroke Association, 5666 S. Bannock St., Littleton, CO 80120. The phone number is 1 (877) 630-7444.

Rocke, Alice Ann
Alice Ann Rocke - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2006 - Alice Ann Rocke passed away on July 4, 2006 wrapped in the love of family and friends. She was born on Jan. 11, 1954 to James Robert and Mary Lockard, the youngest of three children. She grew up in Pueblo, Colo., migrating to Alaska in 1998. Alice graduated from University of Southern Colorado and recently earned her Masters Degree from the University of Arkansas. She worked a variety of jobs from pressman to professional chef to vocational rehabilitation counselor, marking life-long friends along the way. She met Dave Rocke while working at Waterfall Resort in 1985 and they were later married on Oct. 10, 1998. Together they started Family Air. Always surrounded by people, she treasured time spent with her husband, family and friends. Her cats also held a special place in her heart. Alice enjoyed travel, gardening, reading, scrapbooking, art and music. She was passionate about her work, her beliefs and was always an enthusiastic supporter of her husband and his diverse talents. Her sense of humor, loyalty, and encouragement made her a valued friend and associate. She is survived by her husband Dave, brother Ken (Diane) and Jim Lockard, mother and father-in-law Ken and Peg Rocke, nephews Richard and Seth Lockard, niece Erin Johnson and a multitude of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. Her spirit, her courage, and her love of life are an inspiration. She was well loved and will be missed.

Rockett, Ollie Lorene
Ollie Lorene Rockett - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2001 - Ollie Lorene Rockett, 82, born in Lakeside, Texas, on March 17, 1919, passed away Nov. 17, 2001. Preceded in death by her parents, Emmett and Fannie Jane Yeary, and loving husband of 59 years, Tommie E. Rockett. Survived by children, Jerry (Evelyn) Rockett of Lone Tree, Colo., Linda Kay Rockett of Amarillo, Texas; grandchildren, Daren P. Rockett, Edward M. Rockett, Jay A. Rockett, Russell T. (Julie) Winters, Shanna L. Winters; great-grandchildren, D.J. Rockett, Dustin D. Rockett, Devyn S. Rockett, Cameron R. Rockett, Wyatt T. Rockett, Riley C. Anderson; as well as sister, Alene Shaw, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Contributions can be made her in name to the Meals on Wheels organization and the BSA Hospice Care of Amarillo, Texas, in care of T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Rockne, Knute
Knute Rockne - Huerfano World - March 31, 1994 - This Week in La Veta History - 1931: The sporting world took a fearful setback this morning, when Knute Rockne, football mentor of Notre Dame, was killed in an airplane crash near Newton, Kans.

Rockwell, George Daniel
George Daniel Rockwell - Pueblo Chieftain - March 5, 1987 - George Daniel Rockwell, late of Pueblo, died Tuesday, March 3, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by wife, Mabel, of the family home; children, Rodney (Joyce) Rockwell, Dan (Lana) Rockwell, both of Colorado Springs, Jack (Judy) Rockwell, Mary Lou (Del) Copeland, both of Pueblo; and three sisters, Charlotte Carlson, Florence (Harry) Markus, both of Pueblo, Mildred (Glenn) Vinyard, Rocky Ford. Also survived by 13 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. Born April 16, 1911, in Douglas, Wyo. Mr. Rockwell served in the U.S. Navy. He was a deputy tax appraiser for 11 years, retiring in 1975 and previously had worked at Holmes Hardware for 25 years. In 1933, he moved from the Ordway area to Pueblo. Mr. and Mrs. Rockwell were married Oct. 15, 1933, in Ordway. Memorial service, 7:30 p.m. today, Grace Community Bible Church, with the Rev. Dan Lyons officiating. There will be a time of sharing after the church service. Interment with a graveside service, 11 a.m. Friday, March 6, Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the 4-H Foundation or to Grace Community Bible Church. Visitation, noon until 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Rodacy, Philip P.
Philip P. Rodacy - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2006 - Philip P. Rodacy, 81, departed this life and entered into eternal rest on Nov. 8, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Anna Rodacy; and his sister, Eleanor Dorr. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 55 years, Martha; his children, Phil (Ilene) Rodacy of Albuquerque, N.M., Patty (Tom) Firestone, Lorrie (Wayne) DeHerrera and Cathy (Ken) Danylchuk, all of Pueblo; brothers, Frank, Robert and Jim (Janet) Rodacy; and grandchildren, Melissa (Tim) Reynolds, Kelly, Heather and Beth Firestone, Amber DeHerrera, Katie (John) Velarde, Amy (Ryan) Torres, Laura, Emily, Mark and Michael DeHerrera, and Erin, Tyler, Haley and Sarah Danylchuk. He also is survived by sister-in-law, Helen McKee; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Philip was a lifelong resident of Pueblo, where he was born on March 17, 1925. He retired from Mountain Bell Telephone Co. after 38 years of service. A masterful hobbyist, Philip spent much of his time working on various projects that he enjoyed sharing with his children and grandchildren. He loved spending time in Rye, getting together with his family, and "bumming" around town. He will be deeply missed by his family, who will remember his wonderful stories, his unique sense of humor, and most of all, his love and dedication to those he loved most. The family will receive friends, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Therese School.

Rodarmel, Edna E.
Edna E. Rodarmel - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2005 - Edna E. Rodarmel passed away Jan. 24, 2005. She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Allen Rodarmel. Survived by her children, Connie (Mike) Loizakes of Guyton, Ga.; Donna Kay Bitner, Las Animas, Curtis Rodarmel, Bullhead City, Ariz., Kathy Cape, Hisperia, Calif., Angie McCormick of Pueblo and Jack Rodarmel of La Junta; by her brothers and sisters, Nina Burkhart, Rocky Ford, Carl (Irene) Wilcox of Kansas, Glen (Shirley) Wilcox, Shawnee, Kan., Maritta Stacy, Laughlin, Ariz.; James Wilcox, El Paso, Texas, Bill (Helen) Wilcox, Mission, Kan., Veta Cass, Kansas City, Mo., and Bonnie (Rufus) Shroeder of Rocky Ford. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Edna E. Rodarmel – Pueblo Chieftain - February 02, 2005 - Edna E. Rodarmel passed away Jan. 24, 2005. Please note correction: She is preceded in death by her husband, Harry Allen Rodarmel.

Rodasta, Shirley Ann
Shirley Ann Neighbours Rodasta - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2002 - Passed away Jan. 31, 2002, in Pueblo. Shirley was born Nov. 4, 1931, in Buda, Ill., to Roy and Viola Lay and had been a Pueblo resident since 1946. She was a member of the Lakeview Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. In October 1948 Shirley married Marvin Neighbours and in November of 1972 she married Joe Rodasta. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Rodasta in 1978; sons, Millard Earl Neighbours in 1972 and David Neighbours in 2000; and daughter, Susan Neighbours in 1995. Her survivors include her daughter, Laura (Luiz) Linhares of Pueblo West; sons Marvin Neighbours Jr. and Thomas (Nancy) Neighbours, both of Pueblo; her grandchildren, Josh, to whom she was a mother figure, Joe (Liz), Marvin III (Jennifer), Tammy, Amber, Rose, Crystal and Laura; four great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; brother, Charles Lay of Denver; sisters, Ruth Weed and Lillian (Eugene) Graff, both of Pueblo, and Katie (Ed) Zoleman of New Mexico; an "adopted daughter," Linda Lubanowski; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. At her request, no viewing, cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Lakeview Congregation, 523 E. Pitkin, with Nathan Bornschein officiating.

Roden, August H.
August H. Roden – Pueblo Indicator – October 24, 1914 – August H. Roden, of 1220 Abriendo avenue, died of heart failure at his home on Wednesday. He was 78 years of age and was a step-brother of G.A. W. Boedeker, a well known business man of Bessimer.

Roderique, Aletha Marie
Aletha Marie Roderique - Pueblo Chieftain - September 04, 2000 - Aletha Marie Roderique, 76, of Pueblo. Born Aug. 11, 1924, Washington County, Mo. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Marie Rulo; and son, David. Survived by her husband, Ben; daughter, Gail Ann of Beaufort, S.C.; sons, Gary of Pueblo and Rodger of Littleton; grandson, Dave of Tallahassee, Fla.; and great-granddaughter, Airel of Nevada. Mrs. Roderique was retired from American Optical Co., a loving wife, devoted mother and member of the Altar Society. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Richwoods, Mo., at a later date.

Roderique, Benjamin H.
Benjamin H. Roderique - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2006 - Benjamin H. Roderique, passed away June 23, 2006, in Pueblo. Ben was born Oct. 27, 1922, in Richwoods, Mo., to Ben and Elizabeth Roderique and had lived in Pueblo since 1955. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served as a tail gunner on a B-24 Liberator during World War II. His plane was shot down and he was held as a Swiss Internee. Ben worked as a truck driver for Yellow Freight before retiring in 1987. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Aletha; and son David. His survivors include daughter, Gail Ann, of South Carolina; sons, Gary, of Pueblo, and Rodger, of Littleton; grandson, Dave; great-granddaughter, Airel; sister, Rose Marie Bondurik; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Services and interment will be held in Richwoods, Mo., at a later date.

Rodgers, Allan
Allan Rodgers - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2002 - Allan Rodgers, 88, passed away Dec. 9, 2002, at the Veterans facility in Florence, Colo. Allan was born in Longmont, Colo. on Feb. 9, 1914. He was one of six boys and one girl born to William B. and Mary M. Rodgers. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Betty Rodgers, of the family home in Pueblo West; stepdaughter, Kathy (Jim) Gaines of Pueblo West; brother, Jim Rodgers of Troutsdale, Ore.; four grandsons and their families, Danny Moore, Arlington, Ill., David Moore, Bridger, Mont., Dennis Moore, Huntington Beach, Calif., and Joshua Moore, Bridger, Mont.; and son-in-law, Chuck (Iva) Moore, Pueblo West. Allan enlisted in the U.S. Army on Aug. 2, 1932, at Fort McDowell, Calif. He served in the Philippines during WWII under the leadership of General MacArthur as a personnel/administrative officer and retired at the rank of major on Nov. 30, 1959. Allan and Betty together enjoyed bowling, dancing, bingo, traveling all over the United States and attending church at Belmont Church of the Nazarene. The funeral service and military honors will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at the Belmont Church of the Nazarene, 1702 Bonforte Blvd., with Pastor Chuck Gibson officiating. A private family interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, through the funeral home.

Rodgers, Gerard F.
Gerard F. Rodgers - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2003 - Gerard F. Rodgers, 76, passed away March 24, 2003. Survived by his wife, Mary L. Rodgers of the family home in Pueblo West; children, Patricia Rodgers of Holly, Mich., Sharon Rodgers of New Delhi, India, Susan Lazanas of East Tawas, Mich., and Joyce Rosenthal of Englewood, Colo.; siblings, Robert (Dori) Rodgers of Highland, Mich., William (Diane) Rodgers of Chula Vista, Calif., Shirley Michelin of Troy, Mich., Elizabeth (Siegfried) Gohrmann of White Lake, Mich., and Lawrence (Mary) Rodgers of Johannesburg, Mich.; sister-in-law, Bernice Ewing of East Tawas, Mich.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Gerard was born April 18, 1926, in Detroit, Mich., and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a building contractor who enjoyed his work and working with his customers. He was also a private pilot and flying was his passion. Being multi-talented, he also sang with the Pueblo Sunsational Barbershop Chorus. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2003, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Ray and Priscilla Hawkins officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to Pueblo Sunsational Barbershop Chorus through the funeral home.

Rodgers, Lena K.
Lena K. Rodgers - Albuquerque Journal – March 16, 2005 - Lena K. Rodgers, a resident of Del Rio, TX, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 12, 2005. Lena was born February 21, 1912 in Pueblo, CO to William and Carolyn Kindel. She married William Rodgers and had one son, also named William Rodgers. Lena was preceded in death by her husband and her son. The family moved to Albuquerque in the late 1930s until 1965 when they returned to Colorado. She was an active member of First Baptist Church and a founding member of Hoffmantown Baptist Church. Lena taught preschool and Sunday School for many years, attended WMU and taught Internationals English as a second language. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Rita Stone; grandchildren, Richard and wife, Teri Rodgers, Laura and husband, Michael Freeman, and Raymond Rodgers; and great-grandchildren, Heather Freeman, Elizabeth Rodgers, and Nicholas Rodgers. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Friends may visit French Mortuary from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on they day of services. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400

Rodgers, Viola M.
Viola M. Rodgers - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2004 - Viola M. Rodgers, 80, of Pueblo, was born March 12, 1924, and went to be with the Lord on Nov. 24, 2004. Preceded in death by her parents and husband, Henry. Survived by two sisters; children, Frances (Lee) Baca, George Rodgers, Jim (Rita) Rodgers, Rick Rodgers, Peggy (Bob) Trujillo, Sally (Gene) Parker; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. She was an avid Broncos fan, loved to cook and have family gatherings. Her hobbies were embroidering and fishing. She will be sadly missed by friends and family. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Service, 10 a.m. Monday at Abundant Life Christian Church, 1001 Constitution, with Pastor Roger and Grace Lucero officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rodibaugh, Larry Ray
Larry Ray Rodibaugh - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2004 - Larry Ray Rodibaugh, Sept. 6, 1935 to May 17, 2004. Beloved husband of fifty years, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Pop you will be missed loved and always thought of. Your presence is ever near us, your love remains with us. You were the kind of Pop your loved ones will never forget. We miss you. Your loving family.

Rodighiero, John Anthony
John Anthony Rodighiero - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2006 - John Anthony Rodighiero, 75, passed away July 23, 2006. Survived by his wife, Doris Rodighiero; children, John Rodighiero, June (Mike) Rodighiero-Johnson and Mark (Madelyn Padula) Rodighiero; grandchildren, John (Amae) Rodighiero, Angela (Rick) Calapini, Nicole (Brian) Copelli, Zachary Johnson, Brandon Rodighiero, Ryan Rodighiero, Noah Rodighiero, Mike (Emily) Johnson; and great-grandchildren, Cole Coleman, John Copelli and Alyson Johnson. Also survived by his sister, Gen Henderson; nieces, Diane (Dave) Zimmerman, Charlene Weakley and Anna (Dave) Trabold; several cousins and numerous friends. Preceded in death by his parents, John "Bocho" and Dina Rodighiero; and his brother, Petey Rodighiero. John was born Aug. 3, 1930, in Raton, N.M. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 145 and recently became a member of the Sons of Italy. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Deacon John Wertz from the Sangre de Cristo Hospice officiating. Following the service, family and friends will be received at the home of June Rodighiero-Johnson.

Rodin, Rose
Rose Rodin - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 1986 - Rose Rodin died Friday, Nov. 28, 1986, at a Florence nursing home. Survived by son, Norman Rodin; daughter, Rita (Harvey) Scott; sisters, Mrs. Irene Ciruli, Mrs. Elizabeth Moore; and brother, John Falkenstein Jr., all of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Member of Southside Senior Citizens Center and St. Mary's Church. Born Oct. 21, 1906, in Pfeifer, Kan. Pueblo resident for 50 years. Preceded in death by her husband, Sam Rodin, Sept. 29, 1 973. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, and service, 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1, both at St. Mary's Church, with the Rev. Alan Schwab, OSB, officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and food, memorials may be made directly to St. Joseph Manor, 600 W. Third St., Florence, Colo. 81226, or through the funeral home office. Visitation, 2 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, Davis-Wallin Funeral Home.

Rodman, Clifford Harvey
Clifford Harvey Rodman - Huerfano World - November 30, 1989 - Clifford Harvey Rodman, 80, died at Parkview Hospital Nov. 22, 1989 after a lengthy illness. Mr. Rodman was born Mar. 11, 1909 in Pierre, SD. The family came to Colorado when he was four years of age, settling in the Arkansas Valley. After attending school in Bayfield, he went to work on his family's ranch. He married the former Inez Kirkland in Alamosa on July 19, 1941. In 1951 he moved to La Junta where he worked for the City Electric Department Power Plant and in the water department. He retired from the city in 1972 and moved to Walsenburg, where he worked for several years on the Busch ranch and also operated the Wonder Bar for a year. Survivors include his wife Inez, Walsenburg, two sisters, Blanche Noble, Spring Valley, CA and Katie Chance, El Cajon, CA, a brother, Harold Rodman, Walsenburg and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Monday at J.M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel, Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in La Junta. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rodman, Helen Said
Helen Said Rodman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 01, 1997 - Helen Said Rodman, 92, born May 22, 1905, passed away Aug. 30, 1997. She will be greatly missed by her children and grandchildren. Survived by her sons, Boyd (Donna) Rodman, Pueblo, and Ray (Cindi) Rodman, Albuquerque, N.M. grandchildren, Christa (Tom) Maybee, Mesa, Ariz., Stephen Rodman, Pueblo, Nicole Rodman, Albuquerque, N.M., Charles Rodman, Boulder, Colo., and Jennifer Podman, California- one great-grandchild, Challys Maybee, Mesa, Ariz.-special nephew, Dorman (LaVerne) Thomason, Pueblo- and numerous other nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and special neighbors. She was predeceased by her husband, Ermil Rodman, in 1980- brother, William Said, formerly of Wilmington, Del. and sister, Mary Boetz, formerly of Denver. Mrs. Rodman was a dedicated teacher who taught grade school for 30 years, mostly in District 60 and the old District 20. Upon her retirement, she assisted in the education of her grandchildren and enjoyed gardening and reading. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Friends of the Pueblo Public Library.

Rodman, Jack
Jack Rodman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2004 - Jack Rodman, 58, passed away Nov. 23, 2004. At his request, there will be no services. Cremation has taken place.

Rodosevich, Bernarda
Bernarda Rodosevich - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 1986 - Bernarda Rodosevich, 93, Denver, died May 8, 1986, at Colorado Medical Center after a long illness. She is preceded in death by husband, Frank, 1943, and her daughter, Katherine Rodosevich, 1978. She is survived by daughter, Mary (Frank) Petrucci, Denver; sons, John (Clara) Rodosevich, San Diego, Calif., Joe (Ann) Rodosevich, Colorado Springs, Jack (Mona) Rodosevich and Frank (Helen) Rodosevich, both of Pueblo, and Anthony Rodosevich and Albert (Dorothy) Rodosevich, both of Denver; 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Services are pending at McConaty Mortuary in Denver with interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Denver.

Rodosevich, Berniece Fay
Berniece Fay Rodosevich - Pueblo Chieftain - October 04, 2005 - Berniece Fay Rodosevich passed away on Sept. 29, 2005 in Pueblo, Colo. She is survived by sisters, Dawn (Roland) Crowder, Waverly Colo., Yvonne Payne, Aguilar; sons, Chuck (Gail) Rodosevich and Steve (Dixie Koncillja) Rodosevich, Pueblo; six grandchildren, Dan (Stacy) Rodosevich, Pueblo West, Shawn (Michelle) Morrison, Crested Butte, Brandon (Jen) Hern, Denver, Charlie and Jessica Rodosevich, Pueblo, Sondi Hern, Eagle and Stacy Dove, Alamosa; 11 great grandchildren, along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Nona Brunelli; daughter, Debra Rodosevich (2004); granddaughter, Renee Rodosevich (1986) and grandson Jody Hern (2005). Berniece was born in Bear Creek, Colo. on June 27, 1931. She was married to Ernie (Netto Canavera) Rodosevich in 1948. Berniece was a nurse and worked for many years in Fort Collins, Trinidad and Walsenburg. She lived on the family ranch in Trujillo Creek until she relocated to Pueblo in 1999. Berniece was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She dearly loved her home in Trujillo Creek next to the beautiful Spanish Peaks. Services will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005 at the Boise-Ortega Funeral Home, 115 E. Fifth St., Walsenburg, Colo. with burial at the Trujillo Creek Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Aguilar Community Center. Visitation Oct. 4th and 5th, 8:00am to 5:00pm, Boise-Ortega Funeral Home.

Rodosevich, Debra Ann
Debra Ann Rodosevich - Montrose Daily Press - August 28, 2004 - Debra Ann Rodosevich, age 53, of Montrose, entered into rest on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, in Grand Junction due to an aneurysm. Debra was born on April 13, 1951, in Trinidad, Colo. She enjoyed making stained glass, puzzles, flower arranging, photography, producing and editing videos. Debra also loved talking to her mother on the phone every day. Survivors include Debra's loving soul mate, Robert H. "Bob" Smith, of Montrose, Colo.; her mother, Berniece Rodosevich, of Pueblo, Colo.; four sons: Dan (Stacy) Rodosevich, of Pueblo, Colo.; Shawn (Michelle) Morrison, of Westminster, Colo.; Jody (Sondi) Hern, of Eagle Colo.; and Brandon Her, of Golden, Colo. Debra was the proud grandmother of Tyler and Hailee Rodosevich; Jacob, Justin and Jason Morrison; Boe, Hudson and Kaylie Hern; Savannah Carlson; Angela Smith and Brent Smith. She is also survived by two brothers: Chuck (Gail) Rodosevich; Steve (Dixie Koncillja) Rodosevich, all of Pueblo, Colo.; a niece and nephew: Jessica and Charlie Rodosevich; a good friend, Jean Smith; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A funeral service in celebration of Debra's life was officiated on Friday, Aug. 27, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Walsenburg, Colo. Arrangements were entrusted to the loving care of Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home of Walsenburg, Colo., (719) 738-2121.

Rodosevich, Jack
Jack Rodosevich - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2000 - Jack Rodosevich, age 78, passed away April 18, 2000. Survived by his wife, Mona M. Rodosevich; and his daughters, Nancy Rodosevich, Pueblo, Theresa (Michael) Hawker and Judy (Dennis) Edmundson, both of Colorado Springs. Grandfather of Nathan Edmundson and Christina and Jake Hawker. Mr. Rodosevich is survived by brothers, Anthony and Albert Rodosevich; and sister, Mary (Frank) Petrucci, all of Denver. He was preceded in death by brothers, John, Joe and Frank Rodosevich, and sister, Katherine Rodosevich. Mr. Rodosevich served with the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war, he was employed with the CF&I Steel Corporation, retiring after 36 years of service. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m., Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Inurnment at a later date at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family requests the omission of food.

Rodosevich, Renee Nicole
Renee Nicole Rodosevich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 1986 - Renee Nicole Rodosevich, June 26, 1986. Survived by parents, Chuck and Gail Rodosevich, Beulah; grandparents, Clifford I. and Ruth Smith, Aguilar, Bernice Rodosevich, Trujillo Creek, and Ernie Rodosevich, Colorado Springs; great-grandmother, Nona Brunelli, Aguilar; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Service, 3 p.m. Sunday, Boies Almont Memorial Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Arthur Miller, King of Kings Lutheran Church. Interment, Trujillo Creek Cemetery.

Rodosta, Dominic
Dominic (Menge) Rodosta - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2001 - Dominic (Menge) Rodosta, 72, of Colorado Springs, passed away Oct. 26, 2001. Born Jan. 1, 1929, Sicily, Italy. Preceded in death by his wife, Antoinette Mary (Langoni) Rodosta, and parents, Girlamo and Mary (Malay) Rodosta. Survived by four sons, Jimmy (Tara Montoya) Rodosta, Allen , Texas, Johnny and Michael Rodosta, Fountain, Colo., and Sammy Rodosta, Idaho; grandchildren, Tori Rae and Kyler James, Allen, Texas; and three great-uncles, John, Sam and Joe Rodosta, New Orleans, La. Dominic worked at the Comanche Plant, District 70 and as a farm laborer. He was an avid softball player in his younger years. The family will greet friends at Dave and Eva Montoya's home (Tara's parents) at 1901 E. 14th St. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Vigil Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, both at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, Rev. Bob Carden, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Rodrigues, Henry
Henry Rodrigues - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2005 - Henry Rodrigues, 71, on April 5, 2005, left this world to be with his beloved wife, Mary Ellen, who passed away Feb. 3, 2005. Survived by siblings, Dolores Pimento of Kaneohe, Hawaii, Joseph Rodrigues of Tacoma, Wash., Jerome Rodrigues of Tulare, Calif., James Rodrigues of Waianae, Hawaii, Juliet Rodriguez of Elk Grove, Calif., and Melvin Rodrigues of Roseburg, Ore.; numerous nieces and nephews including Brenda Thayer and Roberta Luke, both of Dillsboro, Ind.; and several close friends. Henry was born to Henry and Evelyn Rodrigues on June 5, 1933, in Hamakuapoko, Maui, Hawaii. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict earning United Nations, Korean, three Bronze and National Defense medals. During his diverse career he worked as a bookkeeper for Johnson Electric and Abba Eye Center. Viewing at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until service time on Tuesday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2005, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Richard Conley officiating. Private interment at Mountain View Cemetery. Deepest thank you to Fuente de Vida at Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their loving care of Henry and Mary Ellen.

Rodrigues, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Rodrigues - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 2005 - Mary Ellen Rodrigues, 82, passed away Feb. 3, 2005. Survived by her husband, Henry; sister, Grace M. Wickizer of Dillsboro, Ind.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dolores Pimento of Kaneohe, Hawaii, Joseph Rodrigues of Tacoma, Wash., Juliet Rodriguez of Elk Grove, Calif.; Jerome Rodrigues of Tulare, Calif.; James Rodrigues of Waianae, Hawaii; and Melvin Rodrigues of Roseburg, Ore.; nieces; nephews; and special friends, Kathleen Gordon, Rita Baca, Florence Andrews and Nelia Bradley. Born June 25, 1922, in Delaware, Ind., Mary was a professional landscape artist and art teacher and a member of the Pueblo Art Guild. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Richard Conley officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Rodriguez , Esteban Diaz
Esteban Diaz Rodriquez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2000 - Esteban Diaz Rodriguez , 104, passed away May 28, 2000, at his family home. Born Nov. 28, 1895, in Zacatecas, Mexico. Retired from CF&I Steel Mill. Preceded in death by sister, Margarita Rodriguez; wife, Lina Carrizales Rodriguez; granddaughter, Debbie Rodriguez; and granddaughter, Tara Garcia. Survived by sons, Jesus (Annie), William (Frances) and Esteban (Juanita) Rodriguez; daughters, Blasa Rivera, Hortencia Saldana, Evelyn Alderson and Elvira Rodriguez; stepdaughter, Racio and Rosario Ramirez; 37 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; 28 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including his favorite niece, Severa (Gonsalo) Roldan. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, Shrine of St. Therese, Rev. Vicente Paz en la Casa, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home.

Rodriguez, A.
A. Roriguez – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: A. Roriguez is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. A. Roriguez: Mexican, age 27, married. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Rodriguez, Alysa Raelynn
Alysa Raelynn Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1998 - Alysa Raelynn Rodriguez, 5, of Pueblo, passed away on July 4, 1998. Born on June 8, 1993, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her grandmother, Lorraine Barela, and her aunt, Jamie Bobian, who passed away with Alysa. Also preceded in death by her grandfather, Rick Ortega. Survived by her father, Charles Rodriguez of Pueblo; mother, Lynette Ortega of Pueblo; sister, Emily Sandoval of Pueblo; grandparents, Mary (Larry) Lara, Joe Rodriguez, and Bernard Bobian, all of Pueblo; and great-grandmother, Lucy Grant of Pueblo; aunts and uncles, Jason Ortega, Marie (Shannon Frazier) Rodriguez, Manuel (Roberta) Hernandez, Chuck (Josie) Hernandez, Sam (TJ) Hernandez, Shirley (Dwight) Dion, all of Pueblo, Steve (Marlene) Hernandez of Perryton, Texas, and Liz (Paul) Archuleta of Denver; and numerous great-aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. She also leaves the family pet, "Taj," whom she loved dearly. Viewing, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Both at Holy Family Church, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall after each service. Donations to the family can be made at First National Bank of Walsenburg. Huerfano World - July 9, 1998 - Alysa Raelynn Rodriguez, 5, of Pueblo, died July 4, 1998. Born June 3, 1993 in Pueblo, she was preceded in death by her grandmother, Lorraine Barela and her aunt, Jamie Bobian, who died with Alysa. Survivors include her mother, Lynette Ortega, Pueblo; her father, Charles Rodriguez, Pueblo; a sister, Emily Sandoval, Pueblo, grandparents, Mary Lara, Joe Rodriguez and Bernard Bobian, all of Pueblo; great-grandmother, Lucy Grant, Pueblo; aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Vigil rosary Thursday (today) at 7 p.m., funeral mass Friday at 10 a.m. both from Holy Family Church in Pueblo. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery in Pueblo. Huerfano World - Tragedy - July 9, 1998 - A Pueblo family's camping trip near Gardner turned to tragedy early Sunday morning when former Huerfano Lorraine Barela, 45, her daughter, Jamie Bobian, 10 and a granddaughter, Alysa Rodriguez, 5 were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the coroner's office. Jamie's father, Bernard Bobian, 36, was found alive at the same site and flown by Flight for Life from Huerfano Medical Center to Colorado Springs. He is also a former Huerfano and is reported in good condition. Sheriff John Salazar said Deputies Paul Zudar, Dave McCain and Robert Pacheco answered a call to the scene about 7 a.m. Sunday. The three bodies were discovered by Helen Montez, a sister of Bobian. He was rushed to Huerfano Medical Center.

Rodriguez, Anselmo F.
Anselmo Feliverto "Bert" Rodriguez - Huerfano World - December 2, 1993 - Anselmo Feliverto (Bert) Rodriguez, 97, of Olathe, formerly of Walsenburg, died Monday, Nov. 22, 1993 in the Colorow [sic] Care Center where he was a patient. Born in Redwing July 12, 1896, he lived most of his life in Huerfano County, working in the coal mines. Survivors include a son, Fermin, Denver; a daughter, Patricia Finn, Montrose; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. His wife, Clara died in January, 1988. Funeral mass was Saturday from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge arrangements.

Rodriguez, Antonio Gaspar
Antonio Gaspar Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 1998 - Antonio Gaspar Rodriguez, 52, of Mount Vernon, Wash., formerly of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998, unexpectedly, due to sudden illness. Born on Dec. 17, 1945, in Pueblo, he recently retired from the federal government, Seattle, Wash. He graduated from East High School and University of Washington. A member of the Mount Vernon School Board, American GI Forum and supporter of United Farm Workers, he was also a talented musician who performed with partner, Dundas Winn as Los Trovadores for charitable and private functions. Preceded in death by father, Jasper Rodriguez- brother, Joseph F. Rodriguez- nephew, Ross Patrick- and brother-in-law, Gordon Sund. Beloved husband and father, he is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen- son, Eric- and daughter, Sara- mother, Matilda Rodriguez- sisters, Mary Wosnig, Isabel (Willie) Duran of Pueblo and Martha Rodriguez of St. Louis, Mo.- sister-in-law, Esther Rodriguez of Pueblo, Judy Sund of Yacolt, Wash., and Jackie Kircus of Pasadena, Texas. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. No viewing, cremation has taken place. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, officiant, Deacon Robert Mycofski. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 1998, celebrant, Rev. Bill Powers. Both services to be held at Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall after the funeral Mass.

Rodriguez, Antonio M.
Antonio M. Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 2002 - Antonio M. Rodriguez, 76, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord Feb. 3, 2002. Preceded in death by his parents, Eisidro and Luz M. Rodriguez and brothers, Ezekiel O'Campo and Genaro Rodriguez. Survived by his wife, Oralia "Lala" Rodriguez; sons, Antonio Rodriguez, Roberto Rodriguez and Mario (Elena) Rodriguez; daughter, Alicia Rodriguez; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Tony, as many who knew him called him, will be very sadly missed by friends and family. He will always be remembered for his kind and happy-going ways. God has him now. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Rosary, 6 p.m. Wednesday. Both at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow.

Rodriguez, Ben
Ben Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2004 - Ben Rodriguez, 68, born Feb. 5, 1937, passed away July 12, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nev. He is preceded in death by parents Lugardo and Candeleria Rodriguez, son Frank Dean Rodriguez and Teresa, Alex Rodriguez. Survivors include children, Mona (Robert) Casias, Ben, Barbara, Natalie, Darla (Frank) Atencio, Teresa (Rick) Martinez, Marsha, Mike, Rick Rodriguez. Also 45 Grandchildren and 19 Great Grandchildren. Brothers, Sisters Lugar (Lucille) Rodriguez, Jenny (Ernest) Quintana, John (Susie) Rodriguez, Lawrence (Delores) Rodriguez, Priscilla (Vernon) Heald, Linda Rodriguez, Dora (Otero). Cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service for Ben on July 26, 2004 at 10 a.m. at First Church of Nazarene, 84 Stanford. Family may be contacted at 712 San Diego, Pueblo.

Rodriguez, Braulio (Infant of)
Infant Daughter Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1925 - The funeral of the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Braulio Rodriguez took place at 10 o'clock Thursday morning form the home, 1411 East Abriendo avenue. Interment, Roselawn, direction, T.G. McCarthy & Sons.

Rodriguez, Callatana
Callatana Rodriquez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 2002 - Age 82, formerly of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 30, 2002, after an illness. Preceded by daughter, Emma Marie Salas. Survived by children, Betty Torres, Frank K. Lucero, Ruby Lucero, Virginia Pacheco, Juanita Vargas, Louise Alvarez, Frances (Robert) Brandenburger; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, numerous other relatives and friends. Callatana enjoyed embroidery, cooking, planting flowers and spending time with her grandchildren. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at St. Francis Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rodriguez, Clara
Clara Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1988 - Clara Rodriguez of Pueblo, Jan. 7, 1988. Wife of Anselmo "Bert" Rodriguez, Pueblo; father of Gilbert (Mary) Lucero, Olivia (Manuel) Cordova, Bernice (Del) Padilla, all of Pueblo, Rubye (Dan) Pacheco, Walsenburg, Anita (Ben) Ocampo, Oakland, Calif., Ferne (Earl) Wilson, Hayward, Calif.; father-in-law of Theresa Lucero of San Leandro, Calif., wife of George Lucero, who passed away Jan. 3, 1988; stepfather of Ida (Gilbert) Knabe, Pueblo, Juanita Stockton, Alamosa, Patsy (Joe) Finn, Montrose, Fermin (Virginia) Rodriguez, Denver. Also survived by his sister, Veronica (Tony) Chavez, San Jose, Calif.; 32 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Services, St. Mary Church; Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday; Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. Huerfano World - January 11, 2001 - In Loving memory of Clara Rodriguez, born January 17, 1897, died January 12, 1988 - Verse - Sadly missed by, The Pacheco family

Rodriguez, Delfina
Delfina Rodriguez - Walsenburg Independent – July 26, 1913 - Died at North Veta July 11, 1913 age 32 years Delfina Rodriguez. Interment Sand Arroyo Cemetery.

Rodriguez, Dennis
Dennis Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2000 - Dennis Rodriguez, 43, passed away March 25, 2000. A lifetime resident, he was born April 15, 1956, in Walsenburg. He served in the U.S. Navy for over 18 years and was a gunner's mate on board the USS New Jersey and USS Missouri, serving in the Gulf War. Among his decorations were Battle "E" Ribbon, Combat Action Ribbon, Sea Service Deployment, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Expert Pistol/Rifle Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with Bronze Star, Kuwait Liberation Medal and others. Preceded in death by his mother, Caroline Rodriguez in 1977. Survived by his beloved wife, Gloria Rodriguez; children, Rudy (Aleyna) Garcia, Sandra and Ryan Rodriguez; brothers, Louie (Vickie) Rodriguez, Tom (Rebecca) Rodriguez, Larry Rodriguez and George Rodriguez; two sisters, Patsy Rodriguez and Kathy Rodriguez; a granddaughter, Marissa Garcia of Lakewood, Calif.; and dog, Pepita. Dennis was always there to help anyone he could. To his family, he was known as the family handyman who cooked a "mean pot of chili beans," and he liked dancing and listening to Spanish music. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services, St. Leander Catholic Church, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Full military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at graveside, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1108 Mass St. and 1914 E. 16th St.

Rodriguez, F.
F. Roriguez – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: F. Roriguez is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. F. Roriguez: Mexican, age 32, married. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Rodriguez, Fermin
Fermin Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 05, 1998 - Fermin Rodriguez, 67, passed away June 4, 1998. A Pueblo resident for the past 46 years, Mr. Rodriguez was born on July 7, 1931, in Santa Paula, Calif. He retired from International Mill Service (IMS) with 45 years of service. He received a special plaque from the steel production department of CF&I for his service as a truck driver with an excellent driving safety record. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Victoria Aguilera Rodriguez- sister, Angelina Alarcon- parents, Rita Florez and Onesimo Gurrola. Mr. Rodriguez is survived by special companion, Ruth Stewart, Pueblo- children, Phillip Rodriguez, Pueblo, Antonia Rodriguez, Dallas, Texas, Ernest (Antonette) Rodriguez, Memphis, Tenn., Fermin Jerry (Roxann) Rodriguez, Pueblo, Rita (Geovanny) Flores, Houston, Texas- brother, Francisco Gurrola, Juarez, Mexico- sister-in-law, Jesse (Robert) Quintana, Pueblo- grandchildren, Julie, Joy, Jennifer, Juan, Chris, Michael, Francisco, and Sarah- a great-grandson, David- special niece and nephew, Christine and Bobby- and other relatives and friends. Mr. Rodriguez was a proud member of United Steelworkers of America Local 2102. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching the Broncos, coin collecting, and telling stories to his grandchildren. Visitation today, Angelus Chapel, noon until 5 p.m. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today. Funeral mass, 10 a.m. Saturday. Both services at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Rev. Ron Roche, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the home.

Rodriguez, Fidela Elena
Fidela Elena Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 1999 - Fidela Elena Rodriguez, 92, of Pueblo passed away Aug. 14, 1999. Born April24, 1907, in Chama, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband Roberto Rodriguez, in 1998- parents, Tomas and Elena Vialpando- three brothers, six sisters, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Survived by daughters, Dorothy (Bill) Foster, Barbara (Albert Garcia) Nieves, Mary (George) Medina and Marcy (Dave) Gomez, all of Pueblo- special nephew, Elmer Vialpando, Pueblo- 20 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, 20 great-great-grandchildren, one honorary grandchild, two honorary great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a resident of Boone, Colo., for more than 40 years and a member of St. William Church. Special thanks to all the caregivers of the past three years. Viewing 1 to 5 p.m. today and Tuesday at Chapel in Pueblo. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, Colo. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale, Rev. Maurice Gallagher, celebrant. Relatives and friends will be received at the family home.

Rodriguez, Flora Watta
Flora Watta Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2005 - Flora Watta Rodriguez, 75, passed away Oct. 16, 2005. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Paul R. Rodriguez; her parents, Joe and Sofia Watta; sister, Maria L. Flores; brothers, Ray and Lucas Watta; nephew, Ernie Watta; in-laws, Isidro and Francisca Rodriguez, Manuel, Pete (Lupe), Lawrence Rodriguez, Pauline (Jess) Almeda, Maria (Jess) Cornejo, Estanislada and Isabel Rodriguez and Richard Lemos. Survived by children, JoAnn (Ron Duran), Shirley, Paul A. Jr., Frances, John (Brenda), Ronald and Tom (Cheryl) Rodriguez; grandchildren, Trevor, Alysia, Briana, Jacob and Isabella Rodriguez; sister, Jeannie Lemos; in-laws, Maria and Andrea Watta, Miguel Flores, Josephine and Virginia Rodriguez; godchildren, Carolyn Richter, Joseph Cassares, Angie Sigala and Shirley Gonzales; numerous nieces and nephews. Also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. She was born March 4, 1930, in Ordway, Colo. She married her husband, Paul "Handsome" on Jan. 7, 1956, and together they had seven wonderful children. Flora instilled in her children to serve God and the talents he has given them. Before her illness and caring for her husband, Flora was a very active member of Mount Carmel Catholic Church where she served as a liturgist, eucharistic minister, parish council member, was in the choir and many of the parish societies. She also was the cook in many of the parish youth retreats. Flora was a member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society and Cursillo, Legion of Mary, Search and District Council of Catholic Women, where she was past treasurer for the organization. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday; both services at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rodriguez, Frank
Frank Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 1925 - The funeral of Frank Rodriguez will be held this afternoon at 2:30 in the chapel of T. G. McCarthy & Sons. Burial in Roselawn.

Rodriguez, Frank G.
Frank G. "Poncho" "Chinch" Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2001 - Frank G. "Poncho" "Chinch" Rodriguez died unexpectedly Oct. 26, 2001. Frank was born in Calbert, Texas, and lived there for many years before moving to Pueblo. Frank was preceded in death by his father, Pedro Rodriguez; son, Frank Albert Rodriguez; and brother, Jim Rodriguez. Survived by his mother, Nora Rodriguez; daughter, Susan (Vince) Diaz; grandchildren, Paulette, Alicia, Amber, Vincent Jr. and Naomi; son, Andy (Shentel) Rodriguez; grandson, Aaron Andrew; brothers and sisters, Angela (John) Garza, Quinita (Joe) Garza, Pete (Bonnie) Rodriguez, Joe Rodriguez, Margret (Marion) Farmer, Fred (Brenda) Rodriguez, Mike (Bernadette) Rodriguez, Mary (Marvin) Chrisman and Shirley (Chris) Borton. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. We will always love you and you will always be in our hearts. Memorial service performed by Rev. Vince Diaz, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel.

Rodriguez, Frankie Dean
Frankie Dean Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 1998 - Frankie Dean Rodriguez, 34, of Pueblo, affectionately known as The Bonehead," passed away on July 14, 1998. Born on July 8, 1964, in Delta. Preceded in death by daughter, Christy Rodriguez- granddaughter, Mariah Bachicha- and grandmothers, Isabel Cruz and Candalaria Rodriguez. Survived by wife, Debra (Bachicha) Rodriguez- sons, James Bachicha and Frankie Rodriguez Jr.- and daughter, Erica Rodriguez, all of Pueblo- father, Benito Rodriguez, Atlanta- mother, Janet (Rodriguez) Bono, Pueblo- brothers, Ben, Richard and Michael Rodriguez, all of Pueblo- sisters, Mona (Robert) Casias, Las Vegas, N.M., Barbara Matthews, Natalie (Bart) DiMarco, Darla (Frank) Atencio, Teresa (Rick) Martinez and Marsha (Leandro) Martinez- and numerous nieces and nephews, all of Pueblo. Viewing, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Bobby Aragon officiating. Both at Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 735 Santa Clara.

Rodriguez, Gabriel
Gabriel "Wayne" Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 02, 2001 - Gabriel "Wayne" Rodriguez, 50, passed away Nov. 27, 2001. Born May 12, 1951, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by sister, Debbie; niece, Tara; and grandparents, Esteban and Lina Rodriguez, Sam and Elis Baca. Survived by parents, Steve and Jennie Rodriguez; children, Marsha (Salas), Regina (Shea), T.J., A.J. and Juanita Rodriguez; grandchildren, Christopher, Jonathon, Eric, David, Ernesto, Hannah and Gabriel. Also survived by siblings, Tim, Becky, Veronica, Val, Toby, Celestia, Carolyn, Ted, Tyrone, Darryl, Gilbert and Mara. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Wayne attended St. Joseph Catholic School and Roncalli High School. He graduated from Pueblo County in 1970. He served in the U.S. Navy for 12 years before returning to Pueblo, where he earned his bachelor's degree from USC in 1984. Due to his illness, he retired from the Department of Corrections after serving 17 years in Canon City and Pueblo. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, both at St. Patrick's Church. Cremation to follow services. Donations may be made to the family through the funeral home. Military honors provided by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Rodriguez, Gilberto Lenaro
Gilberto Lenaro Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 2006 - Gilberto Lenaro Rodriguez, 71, a retired construction worker, born Aug. 25, 1934, in Walsenburg, passed away Feb. 27, 2006, at his home. Preceded in death by his parents, Alejandro and Dioncia Rodriguez; two brothers, Gene and Joe Rodriguez; sister, Margarita Sena. Affectionately known to his family as "Popo." He is survived by his children, James D. (Sharon) Rodriguez, Shay (Carlos) Atilano and Vicki Ortiz. Survived also by six grandchildren, Cliff, Derek, Jessica, Mariah, Stephanie and Desirae; two brothers, Louie Rodriguez and Alex (Maria) Rodriguez; two sisters, Jenny Munoz and Lupe Vigil; affectionate mother-in-law, Sinforosa Solano; and a special friend, Laura Aragon. Mr. Rodriguez is also survived by the mother of his children, Annabelle Bustamante; numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, and Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Friday; both services St. Leander's Catholic Church. Interment Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rodriguez, Guadalupe
Guadalupe Rodriquez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2000 - Guadalupe Rodriguez, 88, departed life Jan. 16, unexpectedly. Mrs. Rodriguez is preceded in death by her husband, Mariano Rodriguez; brother, Tocho Guerrero; grandson, Scott Ortiz; granddaughter, Suzanne Medalen; and grandson, Genero Casados. Mrs. Rodriguez is survived by her loving daughters, Gloria (Curtis) Medalen, Frances (Edward) Mares, Josie (Carlos) Aguilar, Rachel Lovato and Rena (Jose) Ortiz; son, Russell Rodriguez; several nieces and nephews; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Rosary services, 7 p.m. today. Services to be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. today at Rose Chapel.

Rodriguez, Guadalupe
Guadalupe Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2003 - Guadalupe Rodriguez , 42, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 18, 2003. Lupe was born Aug. 8, 1961 in Durango, Mexico. Survived by his wife Ruby; daughters Diane (Levi), Maria (Adam), Cecilia, Gabriella; son Jose; grandson Lil' Levi; his sisters, Irma and Juana; in-laws, Mary (Sonny), Rose Rupert (Jessica, numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Services will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale at 10:00 a.m., Oct. 23, 2003. Interment following at St. Vrains.

Rodriguez, H. E.
H. E. Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2006 - H. E."Rod" Rodriguez, 78, of Rocky Ford, died Jan. 20, 2006, at his home. Born May 8, 1927, La Veta, Colo. Veteran of both Army and U.S. Navy. Retired from P A D after 35 years. Survived by sons, Michael (Lisa) Rodriguez, Oceanside, Calif.; James Rodriguez, Rocky Ford; daughters, Beverly Rodriguez, Rocky Ford and Susan (Keith) Varner of Walsenburg, Colo.; brothers, Ruben (Delores) of Pueblo and Joe LeRoy (Margaret) of Walsenburg and sisters, Dora Quintana, LaVeta, Erma (Al) Barison, Klamath Falls, Ore., and Elsie (Gordon) Rudell of Lincoln Park, Mich.; special friend, Josie Lovato of La Junta; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. and Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, St. Peter's Catholic Church in Rocky Ford. Burial in Fowler Cemetery. Memorials to American Diabetes Association or Arkansas Valley Hospice may be sent in care of the funeral Home.

Rodriguez, Jared Josiah Jr.
Jared Josiah Rodriguez Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2005 - Jared Josiah Rodriguez Jr., born Oct. 16, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. The Lord sent angels for Jared on April 22, 2005. He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Rafelita Valdez; great-great-grandmother, Tillie Pando Trujillo; very special aunt, Vicki Lopez. Survived by parents, Kimberly (Broomhead) and Jared Rodriguez Sr.; sister, Emma Vasquez; very special gammy, Veronica Lopez (Leo Archuleta); grandparents, Kenny Broomhead, Carol (Don) Capello and Mike Rodriguez; great-grandparents, Connie (David) Medina of Loveland, Colo., Ray Valdez, Robert Lopez, Sam (Anita) Rodriguez, Elaine Tronsgaard of California; godparents, Natalie and Paul Trujillo; godbrothers, Antonio and Jace Trujillo; special aunts and uncles, Melanie Broomhead, Greg (Mina) Sanchez of Reno, Nev., Chanda Rodriguez, Jason (Diane) Rodriguez, Mike Candelarea, Dreana (Pat) Gonzales; numerous great-aunts, -uncles and cousins survive along with many others, who cared so deeply for our special angel. Jared passed away due to medical complications he fought for the six months of his life. The Lord didn't want our baby to suffer any longer. We know our baby Jared is in heaven watching over us, playing with his favorite ball with the angels. Vigil service, 6 p.m. today, at Romero Chapel. Mass of the Angels, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Holy Rosary Church. Interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Rodriguez, Jess L.
Jess L. Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 1999 - Jess L. Rodriguez, 84, passed away Aug. 17, 1999. Survived by his wife of 56years, Rose C. Rodriguez- son, Leroy (Mary) Rodriguez- daughter, Rosie (Jay) Sierra- grandchildren, Rhonda (Don) Jiron, Nick (Susie) Garcia, Leon Garcia, Tom (Pat) Garcia, Javier (Julie) Perez, Roman Sierra, Jose (Sandy) Giner, Gabe, Mario and Adrian Rodriguez- 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren- sister, Pauline Gutierrez- brother, Phillip (Annie) Rodriguez. Mr. Rodriguez loved fishing and working in his yard and garden. Viewing, Thursday, noon-8 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Funeral service, Friday, 2 p.m., Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at 99 Baylor following the interment.

Rodriguez, Joe C.
Joe C. Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2000 - Joe C. Rodriguez, 84, passed away Jan. 24, 2000. Survived by his wife of 62 years, Ramona Rodriguez; daughter, Mary Ann (Ben) Fernandez; granddaughter, Judy (Nathaniel) Hernandez; three great-grandchildren, Anthony Fernandez, Nathaniel Hernandez II and Alyxandria Hernandez; sister, Juanita Gallegos; and numerous other relatives and friends. Predeceased by son, Anthony Rodriguez, and parents, Juan and Della Rodriguez. Joe was a member of St. Joseph Parish where he served as an usher for many years. He was an excellent horseman and was a member of the Charro Club, which celebrated his love of horses and animals. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday.

Rodriguez, Joe I.
Joe I. Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2005 - Joe I. Rodriguez, 82, passed away March 9, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. Born June 18, 1922, in Walsenburg, Colo., to Alejandro and Donisia Rodriguez, who preceded him. Survived by his children, Orlando (Viola) Rodriguez, Joann (Daniel) Perea, Josie (Tom) Reid and Delores (Eric) Martinez; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; siblings, Jennie Munoz, Louie Rodriguez, Alex (Maria) Rodriguez, Gilbert Rodriguez, Lupe Vigil; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a very special friend, Mary Santiago. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Monday, St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rodriguez, John E.
John E. "Zeke" Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 6, 1995 - John E. "Zeke" Rodriguez, 68, of Walsenburg, died Thursday, May 4. Survived by his wife, Virginia Rodriguez, Walsenburg; children, Gloria (Mario) Gonzales, Carrizo Springs, Texas, John (Donna) Rodriguez, Fred (Geri) Rodriguez, Frank (Joyce) Rodriguez, Max (Lecita) Rodriguez, Walsenburg, James "Hortie" Kent (Jodie) Campbell, Gardner, and John "Louie" Alan (Diana Romero) Campbell, Denver; brothers, Joe B. (Della) Rodriguez, Gardner, William Rodriguez, Pueblo, and Tom (Mary) Rodriguez, Littleton; sister, Sylvia (Tiofilo) Archuleta, Pueblo; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Wake service, 7 p.m. Sunday, St. Mary Church, Walsenburg. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Sacred Heart Church, Gardner, Father Ben Bacino officiating. Interment, Chama Cemetery, Chama. Huerfano World - May 7, 1998 - In Memoriam - In Memory of my husband John "Zeke" Rodriguez, who passed away 3 years ago today. - Verse - Sadly missed by, Virginia, children and grandchildren.

Rodriguez, Joseph G.
Joseph G. Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 02, 2004 - Joseph G. Rodriguez, 88, passed away Jan. 30, 2004. Preceded in death by his wife, Della Rodriguez on April 23, 1994; daughter, Mary Theresa Brelsford-Valdez on Nov. 18, 2002; and parents, Simon and Pascualita Rodriguez. Survived by his children, Richard (Carol) Rodriguez and Manuel (Sharon) Rodriguez, both of Pueblo; siblings, Jess Rodriguez of Pueblo and Mary Sainz of Denver; grandchildren, Ronnie (Debbie) Rodriguez, Buddy (Lena) Rodriguez, Simon (Crystal) Gonzales and Desiree (Eddie) Vigil; and seven great-grandchildren. Joseph was born March 19, 1915, in Leon Guanajato, Mexico. He serviced in the U.S. Army during WWII and retired from CF&I. Member of St. Leander Church, Sixth and Monument, where the services will be held. Vigil, 7 p.m. Wednesday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Fr. Ben Bacino as celebrant. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rodriguez, Joseph Ortega
Joseph Ortega Rodriguez – Pueblo Chieftain – August 11, 2006 - Joseph Ortega Rodriguez, 30, departed this life unexpectedly on Aug. 9, 2006. A lifetime Puebloan, he was born June 29, 1976, to Sue Anne Ortega Rodriguez and Paul Rodriguez. "JoJo," as he was known to family and friends, was always full of happiness and being with his family on outdoor events and functions. He also enjoyed wrestling matches on television. Survived by his eight-month-old son, Joseph Rodriguez Jr.; his mother, Sue Anne Rodriguez; his father, Paul (Dorothy) Rodriguez; his siblings, Paula (Albert) Martinez, Carlos Ortega, Paul "Pol Pol" (Nancy) Rodriguez; grandmother, Margaret Chavez; grandfather, Joe Rodriguez; aunts and uncles, John Rodriguez, Jose "Chato" Rodriguez, Arthur (Jenny) Rodriguez, Patricia Rodriguez, Ray Rodriguez, Fred (Sandy) Rodriguez, Pat (Ben) Velarde, Richard Clovis Ortega, Orlando (Debbie) Ortega, Josie (Ben) Guerin, Rosie (Floyd) Trujillo, Patricia Chavez; stepbrother, Chris Sanchez; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. JoJo was preceded in death by grandmother, Trinidad "Trini: Rodriguez; uncles, Mike Rodriguez, Sammy and Felix Ortega. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, with Monsignor Marvin J. Kapushion as celebrant. Cremation to follow the Mass. Family will receive friends in the Mount Carmel Hall.

Rodriguez, Juan M.
Juan M. Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 9, 1987 - Juan M. Rodriguez, 77, late of 1907 E. Evans, died unexpectedly Aug. 7, 1987. Mr. Rodriguez retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. rail mill department in _ 1971 with 21 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Dionicia Rodriguez, and daughters, Mary Jane Aaron of Salt Lake City and Inez Rodriguez of Pueblo. His grandson, Bryan Aaron, and several nieces and nephews also survive. Mr. Rodriguez had been a Pueblo resident since 1951 and was formerly a coal miner in Dawson, N.M. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the family home, 1907 E. Evans.

Rodriguez, Leticia
Leticia Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 1999 - Laticia Rodriguez, 14, of Walsenburg, formerly of La Veta, died Thursday, May20, 1999. Survived by her parents, Felipe and Soledad Rodriguez, Walsenburg-brothers and sisters, Adan (Debbie) Rodriguez, Pueblo, Eva Rodriguez, Walsenburg, Gabe Rodriguez, La Junta, Martha (Barr) Warren, La Veta, and Felipe Rodriguez Jr., Walsenburg- and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Christ the King Church, La Veta., 10 a.m. Wednesday, La Veta High School. Interment, La Veta Cemetery. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Donations for the Rodriguez family can be made at the First National Bank in Walsenburg and La Veta. Huerfano World - May 27, 1999 - Girl Dies - A 14 year old Walsenburg girl, Leticia Rodriguez, died May 20, 1999 of injuries received in La Veta after falling from the back of a pickup truck. Born June 30, 1984, in Walsenburg to Felipe and Soledad Yanez Rodriguez, she was a student in La Veta, active in volleyball and cheerleading. She recently graduated from the eight grade. The accident occurred at 5:10 p.m. La Veta schools had let out for the day and many of the students became involved in throwing water balloons at each other. According to a report, many of the students were riding in vehicles while others were on the sidewalk throwing balloons at the students in the vehicles. Paul Zudar, Huerfano County Sheriff's sergeant, said Ms. Rodriguez was riding alone in the back of a pickup. The mishap occurred on Main Street in La Veta. The report says, according to witnesses, "the driver swerved and caused the girl to lose her balance." According to the autopsy, Ms. Rodriquez died of a fractured skull and broken neck. The sheriff's report is still ongoing but will be turned to the district attorney's office who will discuss possible charges against the driver. Ms. Rodriquez, a member of Christ the King Church, is survived by her parents, Felipe and Soledad, Walsenburg; brother and sisters, Adan Rodriguez and Manuel Rodriguez, Pueblo, Eva Rodriguez and Felipe Rodriguez, Jr., Walsenburg, Gabe Rodriguez, La Juanta; grandparents, Arcadia "Calla" Yanez and Simon Rodriquez, Chihuahua, Mexico; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, some from Mexico. Memorial service was at 10 a.m. Wednesday from La Veta High School. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery.

Rodriguez, M. E.
M. E. "Rod" Rodriguez – Huerfano World – February 2, 2006 – M. E. "Rod" Rodriguez, 78, died at his home in Rocky Ford Friday, Jan. 20. Mr. Rodriguez was born May 8, 1927 in La Veta and had lived in Rocky Ford for many years. He married Hope Berumen on August 23, 1958 and she died Dec. 31, 1998. He worked at Pueblo Army Depot over 35 years and had been a councilor at Colorado Boys Ranch. He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. He is survived by sons, Michael (Lisa) Rodriguez of Oceanside, CA, and James Rodriguez of Rocky Ford; daughters, Beverly Rodriguez of Rocky Ford and Susan (Keith) Varner of Walsenburg; eight grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Brothers Ruben (Delores) Rodriguez of Pueblo and Joe Leroy (Margaret) Rodriguez of Walsenburg; and sisters Dora Quintana of La Veta; Erma (Al) Barison of Klamath Falls, OR; and Elsie (Gordon) Rudell of Lincoln Park, MI. Funeral services were held at Rocky Ford with burial in Fowler Cemetery beside his wife. Memorials to American Diabetes Association or the Arkansas Valley Hospice may be sent in care of the Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler who is in charge of arrangements.

Rodriguez, Mary
Mary Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 2003 - Mary Rodriguez, 68, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord May 3, 2003. Born May 24, 1934 in Wiley, Colo. Preceded in death by her spouse, Raymond Rodriguez Sr.; two sons, Lawrence and Raymond Jr.; her parents, Pablo and Maximiana Solis; and her biological parents, Samuel Magana and Dora Martinez. Survived by sons, Jacob (Brenda) Rodriguez, Pueblo, and George Rodriguez, Pueblo; she also raised her grandchildren, Paula DeHerrera, Andrea (Oscar) Alcala, Jake Rodriguez Jr. and Raymond Rodriguez III; granddaughters, Natasha (Pablo) Villanueva and Denise Duran; five great-grandchildren, Monique, Valerie, Jose, Paul and Sierra; brothers, Jose (Joan) Solis and Frank (Dorothy) Solis; sister, Lucy (Fidel) Serna, Pueblo. Also survived by 14 half-brothers and sisters. Mary loved the Lord and her family with all her heart. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday at Romero Chapel, Pastor Vince Diaz, officiant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Rodriguez, Matilda
Matilda "Tillie" Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 2005 - Matilda "Tillie" Rodriguez, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, born Oct. 11, 1912, departed this life peacefully on Feb. 4, 2005, at home surrounded by her family. Survived by daughters, Martha C. Rodriguez, St. Louis, Mo., and Isabel (Willie) Duran, Pueblo, Colo.; daughters-in-law, Esther Rodriguez, Pueblo, Colo., and Mary Ellen Rodriguez, Mount Vernon, Wash.; grandchildren, Leslie and Kenneth (Wendy) Wosnig, Donna (Richard) Rael, Dean and Darryl Rodriguez, Joy (Andrew) Kahlmeyer, Deana Patrick, Christopher and Alan Duran, Eric and Sara Rodriguez. Great-grandchildren, Taylor Wosnig, Kyra West, Katerina Schiffhauer, Alexis, Ashley, and Andrew R. Kahlmeyer, Justin Rael; great-great granddaughter, Brooklyn Rael. Also survived by numerous other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by husband, Jasper; daughter, Mary Wosnig; sons, Joseph F. and Anthony G. Rodriguez; grandson, Ross E. Patrick. Tillie was a member of St. Leander Church. Active for many years in the Legion of Mary, Oblates of St. Benedict and Nocturnal Adoration Society. Her loving kindness and generosity will remain with us forever. Rosary recitation, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, with funeral Mass to follow at St. Leander Church. Burial, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow, St. Leander Hall.

Rodriguez, Mike C.
Mike C. Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2004 - Mike C. Rodriguez, 88, passed away on Nov. 13, 2004. He is preceded in death by his wife Mary T. Rodriguez, parents Cruz and Mike Rodriguez and brothers and sisters. Survived by sister Hope Natividad, son Michael E. Rodriguez, daughters Mary Lou (Joe) Martinez, Pam (Richard) Natividad, Mary Jane (Frank) Ochoa, Suzanne (John) Igliou, Louise Hill. Also survived by 16 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. Mike was born on June 29, 1916 in El Paso, TX and was a long time resident of Pueblo. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1981. Mike served as secretary on the Board for SER from1972- 1976. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Mike was an avid historian and a wonderful cook. He will be sadly missed by friends and family. Rosary 7pm, Wed., 11/17/04. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Thur., 11/18/04. St. Anne's Church.

Rodriguez, Pasculita
Pasculita Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 07, 1999 - Pasculita Rodriguez, 84, of Avondale, passed away June 5, 1999, at IHS of Pueblo. Mrs. Rodriguez was born March 31, 1915, in Gardner, Colo. She was a homemaker. Preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Maria Pierdad Gallegos Valdez- husband, John Rodriguez Sr., in 1982- and great-granddaughter, Danielle- one brother- three sisters. Survived by her children, Jerry (Vera) Rodriguez, Kenneth (Cecelia) Rodriguez, Fred (Arlene) Rodriguez, all of Pueblo, Chris (Karen) Rodriguez, Colorado Springs- two sisters, Della Torres, Pueblo, Rose Smith, California- 19 grandchildren- 28 great-grandchildren-step-daughter, Trinnie Torrez- numerous other relatives. She was a member of the Senior Citizens Club, the Altar Rosary Society of Sacred Heart Church. Visitation today, Angelus Chapel, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Both services, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Scripture rosary, 10a.m. Wednesday at the church, Rev. John Powers officiating. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale. Family will receive friends at Sacred Heart Church following the services and the home of son, Jerry Rodrigues, 1182 Supple Circle.

Rodriguez, Paul Ramirez
Paul "Pablo" Ramirez Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 1999 - Paul "Pablo" Ramirez Rodriguez, 76, passed away Dec. 8, 1999. Survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Flora Watta Rodriguez; children, JoAnn Rodriguez (Ron Duran), Shirley Rodriguez, Paul A. Rodriguez Jr., Frances C. Rodriguez, John (Brenda) Rodriguez, Ronald (Jami) Rodriguez and Thomas Ray (Cheryl) Rodriguez; grandchildren, Trevor, Alysia and Briana Rodriguez; numerous nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Jennie (Richard) Lemos, Mary (Miguel) Florez, Margaret Watta, Josephine Rodriguez and Virginia Rodriguez; and brother-in-law, Ray (Andrea) Watta. Predeceased by parents, Isidro and Francisca Rodriguez; brothers, Pete (Lupe) Rodriguez, Manuel and Lawrence Rodriguez; sisters, Estanislada Rodriguez, Mary (Jesus) Cornejo, Pauline (Jess) Almeda and Isabel Rodriguez; seven other brothers and sisters; and brother-in-law, Lucas Watta. He was a loving husband and father and was affectionately known as "Handsome" by his children. Mr. Rodriguez was a member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society, Holy Name Society and the Cursillo Movement. He was also a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and served as an usher for many years at both Mount Carmel and Our Lady of Assumption Church. He retired from the PAD and later worked for District 60. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today. Rosary, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday. Both services at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rodriguez, Pedro
Pedro Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 1987 - Pedro Rodriguez, 81, late of 631 E. Northern, formerly of Kaufman, Texas, passed away Oct. 14, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. He was a retired farmer. Survived by wife, Nora Rodriguez; children, Angela (John) Garza, Juanita (Joe) Garza, Pete Rodriguez, and Frank (Norma) Rodriguez, all from Texas; Margaret (Eloy) Arellano of Florence; Mary (Marvin) Chisman, Shirley (William Herrera) Rodriguez, Jose (Anne) Rodriguez, Fred (Geraldine) Rodriguez and Mike (Bernadette) Rodriguez, all from Pueblo; Jim (Jenny) Rodriguez and Sam (Caroline) Rodriguez, both from Mississippi; and Thomas (Lynn) Rodriguez from Arizona. Survived also by 48 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation at 7 p.m. Friday and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday, both services at St. Mary Church. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends and relatives at 631 E. Northern.

Rodriguez, Petronila
Petronila "Pat" Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2005 - Petronila "Pat" Rodriguez, 77, departed this life May 28, 2005. Born Aug. 29, 1927, in Holly, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Soledad Salas; son, Philip Lee Rodriguez; and sister, Bertha Ortega. Survived by her husband, Anacleto "PeeWee" Rodriguez; children, David (Alberta) Rodriguez and Mark (Elisa) Rodriguez; daughter-in-law, Kathy Rodriguez; six grandchildren, Philip, Jacklyn, Anthony, Marcus, Melissa and Caira Rodriguez; brothers and sisters, Fred (Nancy) Salas, Denver, Colo., Jennie (Joe) Trujillo, Julie (Tony) Gonzales, Sophia (Raul) Lopez and Martin (Theresa) Salas, of Pueblo; numerous other friends and relatives. She retired from school District 60 in 1987. Pat enjoyed working in her gardens, cooking, baking, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. today, followed by Rosary, 7 p.m., Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, at Southwest Church of Christ, with Minister Gary Aragon officiating. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after Rosary, and at church hall after interment.

Rodriguez, Phillip
Phillip Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2000 - Phillip Rodriguez of Pueblo passed away Jan. 23, 2000. He was born May 26, 1916. He is preceded in death by parents, Luis and Marta Rodriguez, and sister, Mary Gonzalez. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Theresa Rodriguez; children, Charles (Judith) Rodriguez of Pueblo and Fred (Esther) Rodriguez of Pueblo; five grandchildren, Russell (Laurine) Rodriguez of Denver, Mark (Jennifer) Rodriguez of Gilbert, Ariz., Shelly (Dennis) Arnott of Pueblo West, Stephanie Rodriguez of Pueblo and Andrea Rodriguez of Pueblo; three great-grandchildren Ryan Rodriguez and Marlee Rodriguez of Gilbert, Ariz., and Taylor Rodriguez of Denver and the fourth is to arrive in May; sisters, Anna (Jess) Avila of Colorado Springs and Lucille (Isabel) Belez of Denver; sisters-in-law, Mary C. Gonzalez, Lou Hernandez and Elva Carrillo, all of Pueblo; as well as several nieces and nephews. Mr. Rodriguez graduated from Fountain High School, worked for the D&RG Railroad for six years and proudly worked 38 years in the Coke Plant of the CF&I. Rosary services are scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Church service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Rodriguez, Robert
Robert "Bobby" Rodriquez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 1999 - Robert "Bobby" Rodriguez, 44, of Pueblo, passed away May 23, 1999. Born June6, 1954, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his wife, Vera Rodriguez in May of1998, and one stepson, Christopher John Herrera. Survived by daughter, Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez, Pueblo- parents, John and Fannie Rodriguez, Pueblo-brother, Jimmy (Tina) Rodriguez, Pueblo- niece, Nichol Marie Rodriguez, Pueblo- and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. today and Wednesday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services at St. Leander Church, Rev. Ed Nunez, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Leander Church Hall after each service.

Rodriguez, Rose Rosana
Rose Rosana Rodriguez – Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2003 - Rose Rosana Rodriguez, 76, went to be with the Lord on June 10, 2003. She is preceded in death by her parents, Cleofas and Jenny Solano; son, Daniel Rodriguez; brothers, Lolo and Bob Solano; and sister, Viola Galvan. Survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Cipriano "Cippie"Rodriguez; children, Eva Trini (Ray) Garcia, Thomas Rodriguez, Charles Rodriguez and Corinne (Eddie) Lopez; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Manuel, Roy (Pat), John (Rae) and Tony (Toni) Solano; sisters, Helen Maestas, Rae (Juan) Sandoval and Dee Hernandez; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Viewing will be 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2003, followed by a vigil service, 7 p.m., both to be held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2003, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 414 W. 11th. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Rodriguez, Thomas Enos
Thomas Enos Rodriguez - Denver Rocky Mountain News - August 16, 1999 - Thomas Enos Rodriguez, 86, of Littleton died Aug. 8. Services were Aug. 12, with burial at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Mr. Rodriguez was born in Red Wing on May 20, 1913. He married Mary F. Meder, 1943. He was a ranch foreman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and horseback riding. Survivors include his wife; son Thomas E. of Aurora; daughter Margaret Delores of Indiana; four grandchildren.

Rodriguez, Tomas A.
Tomas A. Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 1997 - Tomas A. Rodriguez, 54, born Feb. 3, 1943, in Alamosa, Colo., passed away July 3, 1997, in Sarasota, Fla., Survived by his wife, Jennie L. Rodriguez, of the family home- daughters, Taunia L. Howell and Lindsay R. Rodriguez, both of Sarasota, Fla., and Kimberly A. Hall of Brandon, Fla.- son, Randy A. Rodriguez- stepson, David Cutlip, both of Sarasota, Fla.- and three grandchildren. Also survived by his mother, Belinda Rodriguez, Sarasota, Fla., and sister, Marbella Wright, St. Joseph, Mo. Mr. Rodriguez retired in 1993 as a sales representative for Patterson Dental Supply. Rosary, Friday, July 11, 1997, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Saturday, July 12, 1997, 10 a.m., Sacred Heart Cathedral. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum.

Rodriguez, Tony
Tony "Rod" Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2000 - Tony "Rod" Rodriguez of Pueblo passed away Saturday, March 11, 2000. He retired from CF&I after 32 years of working in the 14 inch wire mill. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Maria Quadalupe "Lupe" Rodriguez, who departed this life on April 23, 1990. He is survived by his devoted children, Delores (Jerry) McCarthy of Colorado Springs, Irene (Casey) Montoya, Elizabeth Koshar of Houston, Texas, Esther Milla of Colorado Springs, Frank (Kathy Alcon) Rodriguez of Pueblo and Kathy Bustamanta of Denver. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous relatives and friends. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at St. Pius X Catholic Church. The family will receive friends at the parish hall following the service.

Rodriguez, Trinidad V.
Trinidad "Trine'' V. Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 1987 - Trinidad "Trine'' V. Rodriguez, 65, passed away Sept. 6, 1987. Mrs. Rodriguez is survived by her husband, Joe Rodriguez, of the family home; 12 children, Joe (Pauline) Martinez of Washington, Mary "Socorro" (Richard) Berger of Minnesota, Judy (George) Pettit of Michigan, Arthur (Jenny) Rodriguez, Mike (Priscilla) Rodriguez, Joe "Chato" Rodriguez, Paul Rodriguez, John Rodriguez, Charlie Rodriguez, Emily Rodriguez, Raymond Rodriguez, Fred Rodriguez, all of Pueblo; 34 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She also is survived by three sisters, Delores (Thomas) Valdvieza, Juanita (Roman) Baldilles, Lucy (Graziano) Medina; two brothers, Cruz Villegas, Nash (Mary) Villegas, all of Pueblo; and numerous relatives and friends. Mrs. Rodriguez was preceded in death by her parents, Pablo and Josephine Villegas; and two brothers, Alfonso and Carmen Villegas. She was born on May 31, 1922, in Avondale, Colo., and was a lifelong resident of Pueblo. Mrs. Rodriguez was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Visitation hours from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary recitation at 7 p.m. today at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 1987, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, with Father Robert L. Sullivan officiating. Interment, Faith, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment.

Rodriguez, Willie
Willie Rodriguez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2000 - Willie Rodriguez, 87, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 28, 2000. Born Nov. 22, 1912. Preceded in death by wife, Josephine Rodriguez. Also preceded in death by parents, Adolfo and Ignacita Rodriguez; sons, Adolfo Rodriguez (infant) and Anthony Willie Rodriguez; three brothers, Delfino Rodriguez, Roberto Rodriguez and Felipe Rodriguez; and one sister, Bertha Madrid. Survived by his children, Wilbert Adolfo Rodriguez of Pueblo and Jo Ann Rodriguez of Pueblo; grandchildren, Christine (Tom) Martinez, Donna (Israel) Iniguez, Denise (Armando) Narcisio, David Anthony Rodriguez, Ricky Rodriguez, Steve Rodriguez and Jackie (Tim) Trujillo; 11 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Ernest Sandoval, Frank Sandoval and Cornelio Madrid; and his very dear, special friend Walter Trujillo. Willie enjoyed the Rockies and Broncos games, word-search puzzles, fishing and the outdoors. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Prayer service, 2 p.m. Thursday at Christ The King, 1708 Horseshoe, Rev. Tom Adrians, celebrant. Interment at Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Highest Praise Fellowship Hall, Pine and Aqua, after the interment.

Rodriguez-Baeza, Javier
Javier Rodriguez-Baeza - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 1999 - Javier Rodriguez-Baeza, 41, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 6, 1999, a result of an automobile accident. Mr. Rodriguez was born Nov. 14, 1957, in St. Barbara Chihuahua, Mexico, to the union of Jose and Maria Baeza-Rodriguez. His father precedes him in death- also, stepson, Robert Arellano, April 11, 1998. Javier worked for AAA Roofing Co. of Pueblo. To his co-workers, he was well respected as one who understood and worked side by side with his crew. His hobbies were listening to his tapes and taking his wife dancing. Survived by his beloved wife, Juanita Manzanares-Rodriguez, Pueblo- his mother, Maria Baeza de Rodriguez, Mexico- two sons, Jeremy and Gerald Rodriguez- five stepchildren, Angie Arellano, Marlyn Martinez, Crystal, Carlos and Eric Ponce, all of Pueblo- siblings, Juan Rodriguez-Baeza, Fort Worth, Texas, Reyes Rodriguez-Contreras, Natividad Rodriguez-Baeza, Manuel Rodriguez-Baeza, Jose Rodriguez-Baeza, Eustorgio Rodriguez-Baeza, all of Chihuahua, Mexico- Ventura Rodriguez-Baeza, Fort Worth, Texas. Also survived by father and mother-in-law, Juan and Angie Manzanares of Pueblo- numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation, today, Angelus Chapel, noon until 5 p.m. Funeral services and interment under the direction of Funeraria Cruz, Chihuahua, Mexico. Family will receive friends at 1730 Spruce. Memorials may be made to a fund setup at Security Service Credit Union, account No. 448794070.

Rodriquez, Cruz Costillo
Cruz Costillo Rodriquez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 1986 - Cruz Costillo Rodriquez, 87, of Manzanola, died March 22, 1986, at Pioneers Nursing Home in Rocky Ford. Survived by one son, Mike of Pueblo; four daughters, Catherine Gutierrez of Los Angeles, Nellie Reyes and Connie Bland, both of Manzanola, and Hope Natividad of Rocky Ford. Arrangements later.

Rodriquez, Frederick
Frederick Rodriquez - Huerfano Cactus - June 22 1926 - 10 Year Old Boy Crushed to Death Here Last Night - As a result of injuries he received when a freight train struck him at 7:15 last night near the local C & S water tank, Frederick Rodriquez, 10 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lucas Rodriquez of West Eighth street, died last night at 11 o'clock at the Lamme Hospital. The boy was running along the top of the moving freight train when his foot slipped and he fell between the cars and was run over. He was immediately rushed to the hospital, but physicians were unable to do much to relieve his suffering as his body and legs were badly crushed. The father of the boy is employee at the Cameron mine. The date for the funeral has not yet been set. Huerfano Cactus Vol. XVII NO 57.

Rodriquez, Joe B.
Joe B. Rodriquez - Huerfano World - July 27, 2000 - Former Commissioner dies - Joe B. Rodriquez, 84, of Gardner, went to be with his heavenly Father on Monday, July 24, 2000. Mr. Rodriquez was born, raised and passed away on the family ranch near Gardner. He was a County Commissioner for 20 years in Huerfano County and a fulltime rancher. Mr. Rodriquez is survived by his wife, Arabella Rodriquez, Gardner; children, Larry (Joan) Rodriquez, Colorado Springs, Maria Rodriquez, Santa Fe, NM, and Salome (Randy) Thorson, Livermore, CA, grandchildren, Melissa Meyer, Andrea Rodriquez, Jessica Rodriquez, Michael Krell, Chris and Trevor Thorson; great-grandchildren, Chris and Alexia Meyer; brother, William Rodriquez, Pueblo, sister, Sylvia (Teofilo) Archuleta, Pueblo; brother-in-law, William Maes, La Veta; sisters-in-law, Viola (Tony) Miera, Brighton, Flora (Sonny) Madrid, Leadville, Virginia Trujillo, Walsenburg, Mary Rodriguez, Littleton, Matilde Rodriguez, Pueblo, Phyllis Maes, Leadville; numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Services, Sacred Heart Church in Gardner: Rosary, 7 p.m., Thursday (tonight), recited by Oress DeHerrera. Funeral mass, 10 a.m. Friday with Fr. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, Chama Cemetery, Chama, CO. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Senior Outreach Program through St. Mary Church.

Rodriquez, Juan
Juan Rodriquez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1986 - Juan Rodriquez, 83, of 327 Vine Ave., Las Animas, died July 20, 1986, at the La Junta Medical Center Nursing Home. Rosary service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services at St. Mary Catholic Church, Las Animas. Interment, Las Animas Cemetery.

Rodriquez, Pilar
Pilar Cortez Rodriquez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2000 - Pilar Cortez Rodriguez (Joe Friday), born Oct. 12, 1916, died July 6, 2000. Preceded in death by father, Jose Isaac Rodriguez; mother, Nieves Cortez Rodriguez; and sisters, Rufina Carrillo and Frances Resendez. Leaving behind his wife of 58 years, Lorene; son, John Rodriguez; daughters, Viola Knauss and Dolores (Sonny) Hernandez, all of Pueblo, and Rosie (Elias) Mendez of Federal Heights, Colo.; grandchildren, Shanda White, Jessica (Gregory) Dierksen, Jonathan Knauss, Jose and Samantha Hernandez of Pueblo, Brandon and Kimberly Gonzales of Federal Heights, Colo., and Carlos (Jennifer) Gonzales of Lakewood, Colo.; and great-grandchildren, Ryan and Tristian J. Dierksen, Lorina, Jordan and Elisa White, all of Pueblo, and Celena, Tiffany and Nikki Gonzales of Lakewood, Colo. Retired from the CF&I after 39 years in 1978. Served in the U.S. Army in World War II from 1942-1945. Was aboard the USS West Point and was overseas 35 months. Mr. Rodriguez loved to take care of his lawn and yard and playing with his grandchildren. He will be remembered for his stories about growing up and his jokes and especially his kind heart and generosity. He also leaves behind other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, noon Monday, Rev. Robert Carden, celebrant. Both services, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Full military honors at graveside, Imperial Memorial Gardens by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at 1439 Roselawn Road.

Rodusky, Ed
Ed Rodusky - Huerfano World - July 22, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History - 1899: Miss Lawrence will teach a three-month term at the Sager district school since the school was closed due to the death of Teacher Ed Rodusky from smallpox. [Editor's Note: Ed Rodusky died May 19, 1899. Obituary listed La Veta Advertiser, May 20, 1899, and Walsenburg World, May 25, 1899, Page 1.] 

Roe, Atta
Atta Roe - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1998 - Atta Roe, 89, passed away Oct. 5, 1998. Funeral services, 11 a.m. Thursday at the Lamar United Methodist Church. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, today until 8 p.m. at the Peacock-Wood Funeral Home.

Roe, Dudley J.
Dudley J. Roe - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 1986 - Dudley J. Roe, 83, husband of Eva M. Roe, 2216 Seventh Ave., Pueblo, passed away May 18, 1986. Born Jan. 31, 1903, he lived most of his life in Kansas City, Mo. He was a retired grocer. He had been a resident of Pueblo for the last five years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Joan (Dorsey) Johnston; two grandchildren, Pamela (Gary) Eckhardt of Georgetown, Texas; and Daniel W. Johnston, Pueblo; two great-grandchildren, Allyson and Andrew Eckhardt of Georgetown, Texas; and one sister, Marie Gerkin of Lincoln, Mo. The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Cremation. The family may be contacted at the home of his daughter, 1316 W. 31st Street.

Roe, George Washington
George Washington Roe - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 1925 - The funeral of the late George Washington Roe will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the United Davis-Vories chapel. Rev. T.C. Collister, assisted by the Masonic quartet from Silver State lodge No. 95, will have charge of the service at the chapel. At Roselawn cemetery where interment will be made, the Colorado state grand lodge officers, Hon. Frank G. Mirick as grand master, will conduct the Masonic burial service for Silver State lodge No. 95, A. F. & A. M. The Colorado state grand commandery under escort of Commandry No. 3. Knights Templar, will act as an escort to the blue lodges. Pueblo Chieftain – January 10, 1925 – Masonic Services for George W. Roe - Services over the remains of the late George W. Roe were in the United Davis-Vories chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Thomas C. Collister conducted the services. The Masonic quartette consisting of Thomas A. Christian, David J. Jones, Jenkin W. Bowen and A. G. Briggs, rendered the following selections: "Lead, Kindly Light" and "Abide With Me." Following the chapel services, the Grand Lodge of Masons, Hon. Frank G. Mirick as Grand Master, assumed charge of the services and escorted by the Colorado Grand Commandery, Knights Templar and members of Pueblo Lodge No. 17, South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 and Silver State Lodge No. 95, who were under escort of Pueblo Commandery No. 3, Knights Templar, marched as an escort to C Street in honor of their departed past grand master and past commander. At Roselawn cemetery, where the interment was made, the Masonic burial service was exemplified. The following acted as honorary pallbearers and active pallbearers; William T. Birdwell, Marshall B. Van Fleet, Joseph Davis, L. Wirt Markham, John S. Windsor, Dr. Robert B. Wolf, Edward T. Hufferd, Dr. Wm. A. Campbell, J. M. Meals, Robert H. Wartenbee, M. Studinkski, W. L. Rees, Anthony Riesenecker, Thos C. Davis, L. J. Dutton and Harry P. Vories. The flower bearers were; Robert A. Steen, John Davies, George Willock, S. F. Reno, Chas. O. Peterson, Gust Anderson, Earl W. Spencer, Chas. B. Crawford, John H. Billings, Edward Redmond and Wm. Peach. The following grand lodge officers participated: Frank G. Mirick, grand master; John D. Long, deputy grand master; George W. Clark, Sr. grand warden; Homer Richardson Jr., grand warden; James Hopkins, grand treasurer; William W. Cooper, grand secretary; Raymond D. Lowden, grand chaplain; Charles L. Young Jr., grand lecturer; Horace H. Mitchell, grand marshall; Obert W. Fell Sr., grand deacon; Hugh S. Walby Jr., grand deacon; Wm. W. Codding Sr., grand stewart; Nels Nelson Jr., grand stewart; and John A. Eklund, grand tyler. The marshall in charge of the blue lodges was Charles A. Pannebaker, and in charge of the Knights Templar being Will D. Grisard. The funeral was one of the largest attended, especially noticeable being the number of blue lodge Masons and Knights Templar who were present.

Roe, James
James Roe - 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.

Roe, Jenny C.
Jenny C. Roe - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 1999 - Jenny C. Roe, 92 of Rocky Ford, died May 25 at Rocky Ford. Funeral services, 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 28, at First United Methodist Church, Rev. Rusty Butler officiating. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery, Rocky Ford. Visitation, Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Roebuck, Elva M.
Elva M. Roebuck - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 1987 - Elva M. Roebuck passed away Sept. 7, 1987, at a local hospital. Services under the direction of Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoski, N.C.

Roebuck, Naomi Marie
Naomi Marie Roebuck - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1999 - Naomi Marie Roebuck, 78, passed away Feb. 19, 1999. Survived by her children, Ollie Jean (William York) Thompson, Melissa Rene Roebuck of Pueblo, Connie Jane (William Kinnan) Roebuck and Dwight David Roebuck of Ohio- 10 grandchildren- three great-grandchildren- sisters, Betty Hankins and Ruth Gilbert- brother, Charles Owens- and sister-in-law, L.V. Owens. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

Roehl, Clayton A.
Clayton A. Roehl - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 13, 2006 - Clayton A. Roehl, age 76, a Colorado Springs resident since 1991, passed away on October 8, 2006 at his home. Clay was born January 22, 1930 in Romulus, Michigan, a son of the late Fred and Elsie Roehl. Mr. Roehl was a producer-director in commercial television prior to working in public television at Central Michigan University, Florida State University, and Roanoke, Virginia. He received his Master of Arts degree in Communications from Central Michigan University. He moved to Pueblo, Colorado in 1970 and worked at Colorado State University-Pueblo in public television and as an educator until he retired in 1995. He moved to Colorado Springs in 1991 where he directed theatre and hosted a morning jazz show on KCME called Coffee with Roehl. He was a big man with a big heart who enjoyed World War II history and puns. He raised his two sons and daughter with his wit and wisdom. He is survived by his former wife, Lois Champion of Denver, Colorado; his sons, Jeffrey (Samantha) Roehl of Pueblo, Colorado; Erik (Angela) Roehl of Batavia, Illinois; and his daughter, Rebecca (John) Faulkner of Arvada, Colorado, seven grandchildren, Jennifer Roehl, Michael Dean, Amber Roehl, Ian Faulkner, Ariel Faulkner, Emily Roehl, Olivia Roehl, and a great-granddaughter, Adrianna Maes. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2006 at Blunt Mortuary, 2229 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2006 at Blunt Mortuary Chapel. Cremation will follow at Blunt Mortuary Crematory. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to UNICEF, 333 East 38th St. New York, NY 10016.

Rogers, Bobby
Bobby "Bob" Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2001 - Age 71, passed away March 14, 2001. He is preceded by his father, Ferd Rogers. He is survived by his mother, Rosalean Rogers; companion and soul mate, Jeanine Eadie; stepchildren, George (Tracy) Eadie, Sharon (Rich) Robinson; grandchildren, Krysta, Casey and Dylan Robinson; brother, Ivan (Jeanette) Rogers; nieces, Dawn (Forrie) Smith, and children, Dillon and Jerrod, Lisa Renee (Gary) Adamson and children, Nicholas and Garrett. Bob was an avid sportsman. He owned Triangle Electric and Bob Rogers Auto Electric and was known as the best auto electric repairman in Pueblo. Graveside service Monday, 2 p.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home office.

Rogers, C. Rosalean
C. Rosalean Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2003 - C. Rosalean Rogers, 94, passed away Nov. 28, 2003. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, Ferd; parents, James and Rosanna Sweet, and son, Bobby; brothers, Samuel Oscar Sweet and Charles Arthur Sweet. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Ivan (Jeanette) Rogers; granddaughters, Dawn Lea (Forest) Smith and Lisa (Gary) Adamson; great-grandsons, Nicholas and Garret Adamson and Dillon and Jerrod Smith. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rogers, Charles Ernest
Charles Ernest Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2000 - Age 84, passed away Jan. 25, 2001. Survived by his wife, Edeltraud Rogers. Charles worked at the Pueblo Star-Journal and Chieftain for many years. Memorial scattering, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. There will be a memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

Rogers, Clara Lee
Clara Lee Middelkamp Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - June 06, 2001 - Clara Lee Middelkamp Rogers was born Jan. 13, 1932, and passed away May 24, 2001, from complications after surgery. She was 69 years old. She was preceded in death by her father Robert L. Middelkamp. Clara Lee was born in Pueblo, Colo., where she lived the majority of her life. She loved music of all kinds, especially classical and was an accomplished pianist. Throughout her life, Clara Lee earned a living through a variety of skills, but was most well known for her expertise as a title closer and received countrywide recognition for that talent. She retired from her profession in 2000. Clara Lee will be missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her mother, Clara Lee Middelkamp of Pueblo; a sister, Eleanor Gale of Georgia; four children, Carol (Mario Gernazio) Tekavec of Pueblo, Robin Cope of Oregon, Bob (Joyce) Cope of Colorado Springs, Lee Cox of Colorado Springs; and three grandchildren, Ty Tekavec, Andy Cope and Kyle Cope. A memorial service will be held at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Saturday, June 9 at 10 a.m., with a reception to follow at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Al Kaly Shrine Children's Transportation Fund.

Rogers, Eleanor J.
Eleanor J. Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 2004 - Eleanor J. Rogers, 81, passed away Dec. 20, 2004. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Bill Rogers. Survived by her son, Larry Rogers; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; one brother and one sister. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rogers, Florence D.
Florence D. Rogers - Huerfano World - November 19, 1998 - Florence D. Rogers, 70, of Walsenburg, died November 14, 1998 in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Born May 2, 1928 in Walsenburg to David and Theresa Mary Fitzsgerald Wittmer, she lived most of her life in the Huerfano County area. She retired from the Huerfano County Department of Social Services. Mrs. Rogers married Milo Rogers September 28, 1947. She worked as a volunteer curator for the Huerfano Mining Museum, was a member of Eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary, Past Matrons Club, a Rainbow and DeMolay Mother, Rebekahs (International Order of Odd Fellows), 4H leader and the Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Milo Rogers, Walsenburg and David Rogers, Walsenburg. Funeral service was from United Methodist Church Thursday (today) at 1 p.m. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.

Rogers, Garland D.
Garland D. Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2002 - Age 83, formerly of Des Moines, Iowa, passed away Jan. 10, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. He was born Sept. 8, 1918 in Moberly, Mo. Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by his spouse, Lula Mae Rogers; and brothers, Lyle and Marvin Rogers. He is survived by sons, David Rogers of Des Moines, Iowa, Stephen Rogers of Pueblo West and Larry Kempter of Evans, Ga.; daughters, Vikki Ponx and Patricia Rickabaugh both of Des Moines, Iowa, and Barbara Rogers of Lakewood, Calif.; sister- and brother-in-law, Berdine and Jimmy McKenzie of Des Moines, Iowa. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a contract painter by trade. Upon his wishes, private family services will be held. Interment will be at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa.

Rogers, George B. Sr.
George B. Rogers Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 1985 - George B. Rogers Sr., 64, passed away in Pueblo on June 25, 1985. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, J. M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Masonic Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 220 W. Third.

Rogers, Gladys
Gladys Davidson Rodgers - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2000 - Gladys Davidson Rodgers passed away July 28, 2000, in Pueblo. Gladys was born on June 12, 1902, and was raised on a ranch in Phantom Canyon near Hartsel, Colo. She later moved to Colorado Springs to complete her high school education. Her working career was spent with the Pueblo Army Depot where she was an inspector and librarian for many years. Mrs. Rodgers was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Pueblo. She was dedicated to her family and enjoyed reading, music, gardening and traveling. She particularly loved Hawaii and enjoyed many trips to these islands. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Rodgers; her two sons; one daughter, Charlotte Buchanan, who died on May 7, 2000; as well as many of her close friends. She is survived by her remaining daughter, Judge Orrelle Weeks of Denver, two granddaughters, several great-grandchildren and other relatives. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Rodgers may be made to the Nature Center in Pueblo either direct or through the mortuary.

Rogers, Harry Paul
Harry Paul Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2006 - Harry Paul Rogers, 82, passed away July 24, 2006. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Beverly; his second wife, Elizabeth; his son, Dennis Rogers; grandson, David Rogers; son-in-law, Robert "Tunney" Harsch; brother, Al Rogers; and sister, Jerry Stroud. Survived by his children, Terry (Laurel) Rogers and Cathy Harsch, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Dennis Rogers, Frank Rogers, Duane "Rog" Rogers, Keli (Mark O'Halloran) Rae and Bo (Elva) Harsch. Also survived by four great-grandchildren; five sisters, Vera Kay, Nita Asbury, Iva Geick, Velda (Fred) Ramsey and Jackie (Val) Easton; longtime friend, Margaret Cole; special friend, Mearell Henson; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Harry retired from the CF&I Welding Shop in 1982. He graduated from Boone High School in 1941, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 145. He loved to dance. Visitation noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, all at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, July 31, T. G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Rogers, Henry B. Jr.
Henry B. Rogers Jr. – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – October 24, 1872 – Deceased.  Henry B. Rogers, Jr., a young man who came to this country about a year ago to seek relief from that dread disease, consumption, and who has been stopping the greater portion of the time at Dotson's ranch, died on Tuesday morning last.  The parents of the deceased reside in Boston, and the body will be embalmed and sent there for interment.  Mr. Rogers was a very exemplary young man, and his death will be mourned by a very large circle of friends.

Rogers, Jefferson
Lt. Col. Jefferson Rogers - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - May 14, 1994 - Lt. Col. Jefferson Rogers, 69, who served in the Army for 29 years, died May 12, 1994, at his home in Florissant. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Friends may call from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver. Lt. Col. Jefferson was born Oct. 27, 1924, in Walsenburg to Jefferson Thomas and Marie (Bressan) Rogers. His mother lives in Walsenburg. He was married Nov. 26, 1947, in Boulder to Norma J. Armstrong, who survives. He also is survived by a son, Jeffrey of Denver; two daughters, Pamela Anderson of Herndon, Va., and Charmaine Moore of Westminster; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a stepfather, Carl John Schwelka. Lt. Col. Jefferson had lived in Florissant since 1978 and previously lived in Aurora and Illinois. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1950. He served in the Army from 1943 to 1972 and was awarded many honors, including three Bronze Stars, six Air Medals, a Purple Heart and four Army Commendation Medals. During World War II, his 45th Division liberated the Dachau concentration camp in Germany in 1945. He also completed two tours in Vietnam. Lt. Col. Jefferson was a member of Florissant Grange 420 and the Retired Officers Association. Memorial contributions may be made to Prospect Home Hospice Care, P.O. Box 6278, Woodland Park 80806; Florissant Grange, Florissant 80816; or to the charity of the giver's choice.

Rogers, Jefferson Thomas
Jefferson Thomas Rogers - Walsenburg World - April 4, 1924 - Killed by rock in Turner mine - Jefferson Thomas Rogers, aged 22 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Rogers of Rouse, was killed by a fall of rock in the Turner mine Thursday afternoon. Mr. Rogers was running a machine and while working near it a rock fell from the roof striking him on the head. Rogers was married about three months ago. His wife was visiting at La Veta at the time of the accident. Funeral services for the deceased will be held Saturday morning and the body will be interred in the Rogers cemetery at Santa Clara. Huerfano World - April 19, 2001 - This Week in La Veta History - 1924: Sadie Kreutzer is filling in as teacher at the Wahatoya School for Mrs. Jeff Rogers whose husband was killed last week in a fall of rock in the Turner mine.

Rogers, John
John Rogers – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – December 28, 1876 – La Veta – December 21 – A man named John Rogers, a Scotchman by birth, committed suicide here today, by poison, and died at 12:30 A.M. He being a stranger I an unable to give full particulars of the event, but the coroner's inquest will no doubt elicit some information as to the causes which led the unfortunate man to destroy himself. As far as known, the facts are as follows: He arrived yesterday from the San Juan country, in company with a friend, and went to Bowman's saloon, where he drank considerable, but appeared to be jovial and pleasant to everybody. At about ten o'clock P.M. he went to Dr. Washington's drug store, and procured a vial of laudanum, after which he returned to the saloon and sat down, placing his head on a table, and was apparently in a drunken sleep. When the time came to close up, his friend and the bar-keeper tried to rouse him from his stupor, but their efforts were ineffectual, and they made him a bed on the floor, where his friend also laid down beside him. Early this morning Night Watchman Disney, going into the saloon, noticed his condition, and not being able to rouse him, proclaimed him dead. Medical aid being called restoratives were applied which revived him, but all efforts to resuscitate him and save his life were in vain. He never regained his consciousness and died a stranger in a strange land, shortly after noon. His friend says he attempted to take his life in the same manner last summer at Dodge City. The supposition is that financial embarrassment was the cause of the rash act.

Rogers, Mary
Mary Rogers - World Independent – April 21, 1947 – Mary Rogers, 64, died at her home, 720 Colorado avenue, last Friday. She was born March 26, 1883 in the Santa Clara district (cut off)

Rogers, Mary M.
Mary M. Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 1999 - Mary M. Rogers, 95, passed away July 25, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Daniel W. Rogers, in 1982. Survived by her children, Beverly (Fred) Wager and Rosella Haynes, both of Pueblo- grandchildren, Roger Lee (Sandra) Wager of Roseville, Calif., and Janet (Dean) Rowsam, Lafayette, Colo.- great-grandchildren, Brian, David, Kevin, Robert and William- and her sister, Olga Allen of Washington state. She was a member of Park Hill Baptist Church for many years. Graveside service, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Roselawn Cemetery.

Rogers, Mary Mae
Mary Mae Masciantonio Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2002 - Age 85, born April 8, 1916, passed away April 4, 2002. Preceded in death by her first husband, Tony R. Masciantonio; and second husband, Vernon J. Rogers; daughter, Marie A. Masciantonio Gatlin; grandson, Tony J. Masciantonio; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Mae Masciantonio; brothers, Carl Prutch, Joe Prutch; sister, Rose Newland; sister-in-law, Mary M. Battaglia; and brother-in-law, Frank "Sharky" Masciantonio. She is survived by her children, Frank A. (Etta) Masciantonio, Celesta Jane (Edsel) Rhodes; son-in-law, Jerry Gatlin of Wyoming; grandchildren, Neal (Tyna) Rhodes, Elizabeth, Colo.; A.J. Rhodes of California, Eddie (Vicky Carlton) Rhodes, Pueblo ; Robyn L. (Joe Tatinski, Pueblo ) Masciantonio of Washington, Wade Gatlin of Arizona, Joie Gatlin of California; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Jake Rhodes, Emily J. Tatinski; brother, Tony (Modena) Prutch of Arvada; sisters-in-law, Jennie Prutch, Arizona; Doris Mass, Anne Williams, Rose Catulli, all of Pueblo, and Jeanette Coors of Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mary lived, farmed and ranched the Quarter Circle V Ranch at Pinon for 68 years. She was a member of the Pinon Arts and Crafts Club, the Turkey Creek Soil Conservation, the Fountain Creek Watershed Project, and also was a member of St. Pius X Parish. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, St. Pius X Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Mary's caregivers, Alice Baros and Anita Quintana. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the charity of choice in her memory through the funeral home office.

Rogers, Merlyn L.
Merlyn L. Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 1999 - Merlyn L. Rogers, 71, passed away March 14, 1999. Survived by his loving wife, Joyce Rogers, of the family home- children, Merlyn (Alice) Rogers, Rodney (Aquina) Rogers, Darlene (Bill) Marchetti, Donna (Butch) Yarbrough-grandchildren, Denny, Nathan and Mandy Rogers, Mitch and Mikki Yarbrough, Carl Marchetti, Raymond Sharian, Nikki Rogers and J.A. Reynolds- mother-in-law, Lillian Smith, all of Pueblo- and three sisters-in-law. Preceded in death by his parents, Merlyn and Jane Belle Rogers- brother, Bill Rogers- son-in-law, Clint Sparks. Born on April 5, 1927, to the union of Merlyn and Jane Belle Rogers in the Township of Berlin, Mich. Merlyn served two terms in the U.S. Army. He retired in 1986 from CF&I after 32 years of service as an Overhead Crane Operator. Merlyn loved his family dearly. He enjoyed his grandchildren, gardening, fishing, rides in the mountains and hunting when he was younger. The family of Merlyn would like to thank Dr. McClung, Dr. Shapiro, Dr. Eifert, Dr. Clark, and especially the nursing staff at 3 southwest floor at Parkview Hospital, 4th floor ICU and Merlyn's home nurse, Kathy Fletchall. He will lie in state from noon until 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Dennis Dillavou officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Montgomery & Steward in memory of Merlyn.(This addition ran 3/16/99: Also survived by four sisters, one brother and numerous nieces and nephews

Rogers, Merlyn W.
Merlyn W. "Sonnie" Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 2004 - Merlyn W. "Sonnie" Rogers passed away on Jan. 3, 2004, in Pueblo. Sonnie was born Jan. 1, 1957, to Merlyn L. and Joyce Rogers in Pueblo and had been a lifelong resident. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and will be remembered as a versatile man who could fix anything. Sonnie was preceded in death by his father, Merlyn L. Rogers; and grandmother, Lillian Smith. His survivors include his wife, Alice; children, Denny and Nathaniel Rogers and Mandy (Jason) Stanbro; granddaughter, Dakota; his mother, Joyce Rogers; sisters, Darlene (Bill) Marchetti, Donna (Butch) Yarbrough; and brother, Rodney (Aquina) Rogers; nieces and nephews, Carl, J.A., Mitch, Mikki, Raymond, Sharian, Nicole and Anna; as well as numerous other relatives. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Pastor Dennis Dillavou officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Alice Rogers through the mortuary.

Rogers, Myrtie S.
Myrtie S. Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 1998 - Myrtie S. Rogers, 103, longtime Las Animas resident, died July 7, 1998, at Bent County Memorial Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 1998, at the United Methodist Church, Las Animas. Interment will be in the Las Animas Cemetery.

Rogers, Myrtle A.
Myrtle A. Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 1987 - Myrtle A. Rogers passed away June 9, 1987. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. William Leroy of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City, following the chapel services. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made to the Meals on Wheels or to the First Baptist Church through the funeral home office. Complete notice later.

Rogers, Norma
Norma Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1998 - Norma Rogers, 71, passed away Oct. 4, 1998. Funeral services, 2 p.m. today at the Lamar United Methodist Church. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery.

Rogers, Paul
Paul Rogers - Huerfano World - October 11, 2001- This Week in Walsenburg History - 1919: Paul Rogers, 11 years old, was killed when his horse fell on him after school on the Santa Clara. [Editor's Note: Paul Rogers died October 3, 1919. Obituary listed World Independent, October 10, 1919, Page 1.]

Rogers, Robert L.
Robert L. Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 1952 - Robert L. Rogers, Sunday at hospital. Husband of Mrs. Carol J. Rogers, and father of Kathy Gail and Gary Rogers of the family home, 1475 Cody. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse L. Rogers, Pueblo. Brother of John L. Rogers, Deer Lodge, Mont. Grandson of Mrs. Florence Rikard, Pueblo. Member of South Pueblo lodge No. 31, AF&AM, and Southern Colorado Consistory No. 3. A veteran of World war No. 2, having served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Rogers was born in Pueblo and was a graduated from Centennial high school in 1942. Employe of the Colorado Motor Car Co. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Davis Memorial chapel, with the Rev. Max H. Ballard, pastor of the Pueblo Divine Science church, officiating, Graveside services under the auspices of his Masonic lodge.

Rogers, Robin Marie
Robin Marie Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2000 - Robin Marie Rogers passed away unexpectedly May 31, 2000. Survived by her brother, Larry (Kathleen) Rogers; nieces and nephew, Vincent Lepik, Andrea Lepik and Christa Rogers; and several cousins, uncle, aunts and special friends. Preceded in death by parents, Carl and Violet Rogers. Special thanks to Robin's co-workers at SRDA, her special neighbors, and her best friends, Pat Gash and Jennie Hall, for their undying support and friendship. Robin worked at the SRDA and served as a volunteer for the Red Cross and Wake Up Pueblo. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Private family inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to SRDA Meals on Wheels in her memory.

Rogers, Rodney G.
Rodney G. Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2004 - Rodney G. Rogers passed away Feb. 19, 2004, in Pueblo. Rodney was born Dec 21, 1961, in Pueblo to Merlyn L. and Joyce Rogers, and had been a lifelong resident with the exception of his service in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially while hunting, fishing or camping. Rodney was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lillian Smith; father, Merlyn L. Rogers; and brother, Merlyn "Sonnie" Rogers. His survivors include his wife, Aquina; children, Raymond, Sharian and Nicole; sisters, Darlene (Bill) Marchetti and Donna (Butch) Yarbrough; sister-in-law, Alice Rogers; mother-in-law, Sharry Reynolds; nephews, Denny, Nathan, Carl (Jennifer), Mitchell and J.A.; nieces, Mandy (Jason) and Mikki; great-nieces, Dakota and Anna; three aunts and numerous other relatives. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Dillavou officiating.

Rogers, Samuel
Samuel Rogers - Wray Rattler - October 05, 1916 - Samuel Rogers, 21, a steel worker, was shot three times and probably fatally injured at Pueblo.

Rogers, Valerie
Valerie Rogers - Huerfano World - September 12, 2002 - In Loving Memory of Valerie Rogers, born Oct. 12, 1988, died Sept. 13, 1999 (Cancer). - Verse - Sadly missed by, All your family.

Rogers, Violet Estelle
Violet Estelle Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 1999 - Violet Estelle Rogers, 70, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 29, 1999. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Elva Carl Rogers in 1988. Survived by children, Robin M. Rogers, Larry C. (Kathleen) Rogers; grandchildren, Christa Rogers, Vincent and Andrea Lepik; sister, Bonnie (Archie) Scott; brother, Wallace Medina; and sister-in-law, Opal Rogers; and numerous relatives and friends also survive. Mrs. Rogers was a member of St. Joseph Church in Blende. She will always be remembered as a bright spot in her children's eyes and anyone who knew her. Viewing, Wednesday, noon until 5 p.m. Rosary, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 2 p.m. Both services at St. Joseph Church in Blende. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the S.R.D.A. in her memory.

Rogers, Willetta E.
Willetta E. Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 1997 - Willetta E. Rogers, 73, of Walsenburg, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 1997. Beloved mother of Jeanie (Leonard J.) Corsentino, Fowler, Alden (Jane) Rogers, Dalhart, Texas, Joyce (Lee) Kimzey, North Platte, Neb., Bernice (Jim) Pagel, Yuma- a sister, Bernice Meredith, Reno, Nev.- seven grandchildren- six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Rogers on April 3, 1995. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel with Gordon Kelley officiating. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Association through the Walsenburg Care Center.

Rogers, Wm. DeVerne
Wm. DeVerne Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 1998 - Wm. DeVerne Rogers, 77, of 3015 Stratmoor Drive, Canon City, died Jan. 3, 1998, at Parkview Hospital, Pueblo. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Las Animas. Interment will be in the Las Animas Cemetery.

Rogge, Albert J.
Albert J. Rogge - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2001 - Albert J. Rogge left this world on Sept. 24, 2001, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital. He was born in Decatur, Neb., on Sept. 20, 1921, to Dorothy and Charles Brown and adopted by Emma and Otto Rogge, all of whom preceded him in death. He married Marjorie Sutton, who is also deceased. He married his present wife, Vivian Hatwan, who he leaves to mourn along with his brother, Clarence and Bernice Lowrey, Malcolm, Neb.; and children, Michael and Pamela Rogge, Yantis, Texas, Vicki and Darrell Strong, Estes Park, Colo., and Clifford and Debbie Rogge, St. Cloud, Fla. Also leaves nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Albert was retired from the federal government after serving in several successful capacities in the Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Indian Affairs. He retired to Colorado City in 1981. He loved to hunt and fish. He will be missed. Memorial service and Masonic Rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association through the funeral home.

Rogne, Margaret L.
Margaret L. Rogne - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2003 - Margaret L. Rogne, 82, passed away June 8, 2003. Among her survivors is her husband, Levi. At her request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Interment at a later date in Wisconsin. The family may be contacted at the family home.

Rohr, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Rohr - Huerfano World - October 3, 2002 - Elizabeth Rohr, 85, of La Veta, went to be with her Lord, Saturday, September 28, 2002. Mrs. Rohr was born on July 17, 1917 in Ravenwood, CO to Archie and Elizabeth Drysdale Topping. She married Ferdinand B. Rohr on May 8, 1943, and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and the Prairie Ranger Home Demonstration. Mrs. Rohr enjoyed fishing, traveling and many other interests, but her sweet spirit shined brightest whenever she was cooking and visiting with family and friends. There was never a stranger in her home. Mrs. Rohr is survived by her children; Fred (Glenna) Rohr, Falcon, CO, Willie (Alice) Rohr, Wiley, CO, Henry (Vicki) Rohr, Aurora, CO, and Sue (Richard) Pezze, La Veta, CO. Grandchildren include: Andy (Danielle) Rohr, Karen (Chad) Smith, Curtis (Toni) Rohr, Kevin (Lynn) Rohr, Dawn (Jim) Dunker, Henry (Darlene) Rohr, Crystal (Robert) Hutchison, Josh Rohr, Jeff Haubert and thirteen great-grandchildren, sister, Helen Hardee, Fowler, CO, brothers, Joe Topping, Santa Ana, CA, Archie Topping, Albuquerque, NM, sisters-in-law, Louise Topping, Anna Topping, Hannah Rohr, Lois Rohr, Florence Rohr, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her husband, Ferdinand on February 10, 1997. Funeral Service was 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2002 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Walsenburg with Pastor Alan Tinsley and Pastor Bill Irwin officiating. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Roitz, Bridget Ann
Bridget Ann Roitz - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 1976 - Miss Bridget Ann Roitz of 904 E. Mesa, died June 11, 1976. Sister of Frelix F., Alex A., John L., and Lawrence H. Roitz, all of Pueblo. Member of St. Mary Parish. Miss Roitz was a supervisor at Pueblo Tent and Awning. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary recitation 7 p.m. Monday and Mass of Christian Burial 9 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Roselawn. Please omit donations of food.

Roitz, Lawrence H.
Lawrence H. Roitz - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 1997 - Lawrence H. Roitz, born Oct. 10, 1924, to Joseph and Josephine (Pecek) Roitz, passed away July 11, 1997. Survived by his brother, Alex A. (Josephine) Roitz Sr., Pueblo, Colo.- nephews, Nicholas Roitz, Dana Pointe, Calif., and Alex A. Roitz Jr., Pueblo, Colo.- great-nephews, Alex A. Roitz III and Andrew A. Roitz- nieces- and sister-in-law, Louella Roitz of Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents- brothers, Joe, Felix and John- and sister, Bridget. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m., St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Rokich, Steve
Steve Rokich – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Steve Rokich is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Steve Rokich: Austrian, age 27, 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." http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Roldan, Antonio S.
Antonio S. Roldan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 09, 2005 - Antonio S. Roldan, 82, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord April 6, 2005. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mariano and Juana Roldan; siblings, Petra (Eutimeo) Santos, Mary (Phillip) Garcia and Frank Roldan; and nieces, Betty and Anita Santos. Survived by his loving wife, Lucy Roldan; sons, Roger and Richard (Marilee) Roldan; sister, Carmen (Alex) Ledesma; grandchildren, Kyle Jaber, Kari Roldan-Ramirez; adopted grandson, Michael Arellano (Gina); two great-grandchildren, Gabriella and Alec; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends. Antonio loved hunting and fishing. Viewing will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, at Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 6 p.m. Sunday and funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Monday; both at Our Lady of Assumption Church, with the Rev. John Farley as celebrant. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Our Lady of Assumption Hall after both services. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2005 - Antonio S. Roldan, 82, of Pueblo. Also survived by his adopted granddaughter, Megan. Antonio served with the 77th Division in the South Pacific in World War II and was employed at CF&I for 41 years. Viewing will be today from 2 to 5 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 6 p.m. today and funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Monday, both at Our Lady of Assumption Church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Our Lady of Assumption Hall after both services. Military Honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Roldan, Frank
Frank Roldan - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 2006 - Frank Roldan, 67, of Pueblo, passed away on Jan. 4, 2006. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Roldan; children, Roberta (Stephen) Gonzales, Cathy (Dave) Martinez, Frank (Jean) Roldan Jr., Felix (Sandy) Roldan, Charles (Yvonne) Roldan, Ron Roldan (Mike Hoffman) and Mark (Cathy) Roldan; siblings, Linda DelaRosa, Tim Roldan, Richard Roldan, Danny Roldan, Terry Bobian; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. At Frank's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no services.

Roldan, Gonzalo Sr.
Gonzalo Roldan Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 2003 - Gonzalo Roldan Sr., 95, passed away April 30, 2003. Gonzalo was born on Jan. 10, 1908, in La Hacienda de San Jose de Sauceda in Zacatecas, Mexico. He is preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Severa; his parents, grandparents; and daughter, Josephine Roldan Fisher; brother, Jose Roldan; sister, Jesusita Fernandez; and other relatives. He is survived by his children, Margaret (Nick) Hernandez, Pueblo, Gonzalo (Janet) Roldan Jr., Fort Collins, Gregorio (Lana) Roldan, Lakewood and Vicente (Margaret) Roldan, Denver. He is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Gonzalo was a lifelong member of St. Francis Xavier Church. He was raised by his grandparents, Fermin and Bonafacia Roldan. He instilled integrity and devotion to his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren through his work ethics. He had a firm belief in God, and the raising of his family was founded on that faith. Viewing will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2003, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. The vigil service will be 7 p.m. Friday, and the Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2003, both to be held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Francis or the American Diabetes Association will be appreciated.

Roldan, John C.
John C. "Bucky" Roldan - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2003 - John C. "Bucky" Roldan, 88, departed this life on Nov. 15, 2003, with his family at his bedside. John was born on July 12, 1915, in Zacatecas, Mexico, to the union of Manuel and Margaret C. Roldan, both of whom preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Felix Roldan; sister, Josifina Roldan de Palma; nephews, David Roldan and Leonard Martinez Jr.; brothers-in-law, Phillip S. Perez and Leonard Martinez Sr. Mr. Roldan served in the U.S. Army during WWII. When his company landed on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944, they were under heavy enemy fire and he was wounded in battle. His decorations include the Purple Heart, American Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star Arrowhead and WWII Victory Medal. John retired from CF&I Steel Mill Corp. open hearth department. He enjoyed his garden each year and also taking care of his lawn. He loved his family dearly and was always there for them. He leaves to cherish his memory, daughter, Victoria (Jason) Gallegos; sisters, Antonia and Delfina Roldan, Grabel (Phillip) Perez, Alice (Marcelino) Mercado, Marge (Tony) Tafoya and Rosa Barela; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 1 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel, with the Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C.M., officiating. Military Honors at graveside, by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall, 1012 E. Orman Ave., following the burial rites .

Roldan, Manuela
Manuela Reyes Roldan - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2002 - Manuela Reyes Roldan, 97, a lifetime resident of Pueblo, born Oct. 4, 1905, in Peralta, Mexico, passed away Oct. 18, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband, Jesus Roldan in 1967; infant son, Joseph; and son, Raul Roldan. She is survived by children, Alfred (Ann) Roldan, Denver, Colo., Esther (Doug) Parks, Thomas (Vickie) Roldan, Ramon (Mary Ann) Roldan and Dolores (Desiderio) Gonzales Jr., all of Pueblo; daughter-in-law, Mary Roldan, Pueblo; 18 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren spanning four generations. Rosary, Monday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m., both services at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Roldan, Severa
Severa "Vera" Roldan - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2003 - Severa "Vera" Roldan, 91, passed away Feb. 9, 2003. She is preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; her daughter, Josephine Roldan Fisher; her uncle, Esteban Rodriguez, and other relatives. She is survived by her husband, Gonzalo Roldan Sr.; children, Margaret (Nick) Hernandez, Pueblo, Gonzalo (Janet) Roldan Jr., Fort Collins, Colo., Gregorio (Lana) Roldan, Lakewood, Colo., and Vicente (Margaret) Roldan, Denver. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and other relatives. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church, the former Altar and Rosary Society of St. Francis Xavier Church and the Society of Our Lady of Guadalupe. She was raised by her grandparents, Simona and Gregorio Rodriguez. She was a very simple person and loved all of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She had a firm belief in God and the raising of her family was founded on that faith. Viewing will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the funeral home. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church: Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 3 p.m. on Friday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either St. Francis Xavier Church or to the American Diabetes Association. Also, please see Vera's memorial at www.mem.com.

Roles, Richard M.
Richard M. "Dick" Roles - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 2003 - Richard M. "Dick" Roles, 85, passed away Jan. 6, 2003. Preceded in death by his parents and one sister. Father of Susan (Ron) Adamich, Pueblo, Terry Skinner, Tampa, Fla., and Gary Roles, Pueblo; grandfather of Kyle Billings, Gemma Mastromarino, Shannon Roles, Ryann Roles and Devon Roles. Also survived by his former wife, Colleen Spencer, Pueblo; and his sister, Helen Brown of Tyler, Texas. Mr. Roles served in the U.S. Navy for 12 years, including WWII, and retired from the Pueblo Army Depot, where he was a supervisor in their phone company. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, the DAV and the VFW. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans through the funeral home office.

Rolle-Jackson, Donita
Donita Rolle-Jackson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2003 - Donita Rolle-Jackson, 52, an attorney, of Colorado Springs. Funeral service, noon today, Peoples United Methodist Church, 828 E. Boulder St., Colorado Springs. Burial in Nassau, Bahamas.

Roller, Kent Gordon
Kent Gordon Roller - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2005 - Kent Gordon Roller, of Boulder, died of natural causes Sunday, July 10, 2005, at the Hospice Care Center in Louisville. He was 73. He was born March 20, 1932, in Pueblo to Ira L. Roller and Geneva M. Smith Roller. He married Jean E. Cason on Aug. 18, 1957, in Pueblo. Mr. Roller was an engineer and physicist at Ball Aerospace and Technologies for 38 years. His expertise was lubrication engineering, and he built and lubricated motors to run in the vacuum of space. His work has flown on missions ranging from the Orlando Solar Observatory to the Space Shuttle and the Hubble Space Telescope. He received a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Colorado in 1959. He served in the Navy for four years during the Korean War as a sonar man on the destroyers USS Buck and USS Floyd B. Parks. In retirement he volunteered for Boulder Reads and Meals on Wheels. He was an avid amateur astronomer and chess player. He moved to Boulder in 1955. Survivors include his wife, of Boulder; two daughters, Elinor Roller, of Littleton, and Emily Roller, of Fairfax, Va.; a son, Matthew Roller, of Baltimore, Md.; five sisters, Dolores Wilson, of Pueblo, Doris Woodward, of Pueblo, Jane Zinno, of Colorado Springs, Irene Hiestand, of Colorado Springs, and Linda Torgerson, of Somers, Mont.; a brother; Karol Roller, Of Colorado Springs; and a granddaughter. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Fred Roller, Lawrence Roller and Alan Roller. A memorial open house will be from 2pm to 4pm, Aug. 21 at the Louisville Recreation Center, 900 Via Appia. M.P. Murphy & Associates Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

Rollins, Lorean
Lorean Rollins - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2001 - Age 88, passed away March 22, 2001. Survived by her children, Geneva Choin, Hermestron, Ore., Marlin (Betty) Rollins, Olney Springs, Colo., Marvin (Barbara) Rollins, Colorado Springs, Joyce (Jim) Cress, Denver, Bernice Veltri, Hermestron, Doyle E. (Sybil) Rollins, Denver, Clinton Rollins, Olney Springs, Eileen (Tom) Robinson, Colorado Springs, and Loretta (Jim) Vickers, Pueblo; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband on April 27, 1967. Born Oct. 16, 1912, in Mena, Ark. Viewing at the funeral home today from 2-5 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at Antioch Baptist Church, 3220 W. Pueblo Blvd., with Rev. Bud Shockey officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Romaldo, Domingo
Domingo Romaldo - Rocky Mountain News – April 23, 1911, Page 1 - Domingo Romaldo dies after altercation with nurse, A. J. Featherstone, at the State Insane Asylum, at Pueblo, Colo. Featherstone states he was attacked by Romaldo, Coroner is investigating. (Further articles appear in following days.)

Roman, Andrew A.
Andrew A. Roman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2004 - Andrew A. Roman, 86, born Oct. 11, 1917, in Browerville, Minn., passed away Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004. Preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Mary (Savoren) Roman, in September of 1999; and his son, Dennis Roman in December of 1943; parents, George and Mary Roman; brothers, George, Joe, Sam, Al, Mike and Victor; sisters, Judy, Florence and Marie. Survived by his daughters, Antonette (Keith) Lane and Carol Albo; grandchildren, Dean (Mary Ann) Lane, Kimberly (Jason) Saphara, Cassie (Brian) Stephens and Elizabeth Albo; great-grandchildren, Drew Lane, Tyler Stephens, Lexie Stephens and Parker Stephens; sister, Helen Borgert of Long Prairie, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews. Andrew served in the U.S. Army and was a jump school instructor during World War II. After moving to Pueblo, he worked for the Pueblo City-County Health Department for 19 years as a meat inspector. He also worked as a butcher for Frank's Meat Market in Blende, until his retirement in 1989. He was a devoted husband and loving father who enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His family came first in his life and he always supported his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in all their endeavors. After his retirement, he enjoyed the 42 Club and playing dominos with his friends. He also enjoyed fishing and particularly enjoyed spending time at his cabin in San Isabel. He was an avid word puzzle fanatic and he loved watching the Broncos in the fall and the Rockies in the spring. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. At his request, cremation, Roselawn Crematory. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at Our Lady of the Meadows Church. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Contributions may be made to the Sangre De Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care Center.

Roman, Erick
Erick Roman - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 1929 - Erick Roman, age 66 years, passed away at the home of his daughter Mrs. W. G. Bagley, 1325 Cedar street, Tuesday morning, April 23, 1929. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Selma Roman; one son, Walter Roman, of Pittsburg, Pa., and three daughters, Mrs. E. R. Caddell, of Walsenburg, Colo.; Miss Ogia Roman, of Aspen, Colo.; and Mrs. W. G. Bagley, of Pueblo. Mr. Roman attended the Methodist church and was a member of the K. of P. lodge of Aspen, Colo.; having been a member of this organization for the past 35 years. He was also a member of the grand lodge of the state of the Knights of Pythias. Funeral services will take place at 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the chapel of the Davis Mortuary. Pueblo lodge No. 52 K. of P. will conduct the service at Roselawn cemetery where interment will be made.

Roman, Erlinda
Erlinda Roman - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2001 - Erlinda Roman went to be with the Lord on June 25, 2001. Mrs. Roman is survived by her husband of 49 years, Hermilo Roman; and her children, Richard Roman, Yolanda (James) Salas and Rosemary Roman. Grandmother of Renae, Richard Gabriel, Hermilo, Raquel, Carmela, Gabriella, Analicia and Jennifer. Great-grandmother of Alyssa and Ryan, Payton and Benjamin and Micaela. She is also survived by special nephew, Tony (Eleanor) Castro. Preceded in death by her parents, Alberto and Juana "Jennie" Solis; her son, David; grandsons, Roman and Ted; and her mother and father-in-law. Her many loves were crocheting, the Broncos, fishing and baking. She was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church parish where both services will be held. Rosary, Friday, 7 p.m. and funeral Mass, Saturday, 10 a.m. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children in her memory.

Roman, John Borjon
John Borjon Roman - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2006 - John Borjon Roman, age 87, passed away March 21, 2006. Preceded in death by parents, Francisco and Maria Domitilla Roman; daughter, RoseLinda; and granddaughter Amie. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Maria Belen Roman; children, Al (Flora), John James, Louis (Mary Helen), Mike (Doris), Daniel, Anna (Frank) Genta, Gloria (Ernest) Martinez, Ruben (Connie), Robert, Mary (Mark) Mayo and Virginia (Rudy) Otero. Also survived by 24 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Recitation of the Rosary, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday; both services at Our Lady of Assumption Parish, 900 E. Routt Ave. Entombment of the ashes, Roselawn. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Please respect the family's request for a private gathering of the immediate family after the funeral.

Roman, Mary A.
Mary A. Roman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 1999 - Mary A. Roman, 77, born Nov. 18, 1921, passed away Sept. 12, 1999. Survived by her husband of 56 years, Andrew A. Roman and daughters, Antonette (Keith) Lane and Carol Albo. Grandmother of Dean (Mary Ann) Lane, Kim (Jason) Saphara, Cassie (Brian) Stephens and Elizabeth Albo. Great-grandmother of Drew Lane, Tyler Stephens, Lexie Stephens and Parker Stephens. Preceded in death by her parents, Matthew and Antonia Savoren, sister, Evelyn Savoren, and brothers, Joseph Savoren and William Savoren. Mrs. Roman was born and raised in Crested Butte, Colo. She was active in the Democratic Party, a member of the original Victim's Crime Board with the District Attorney's office, also a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 Ladies Auxiliary (FOE) and the S.N.P.J. Organization. Mrs. Roman enjoyed playing bingo, was an avid Broncos fan and enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At her request, cremation, Almont Crematory. Funeral arrangements pending. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Roman, Victor H.
Victor H. Roman - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 1999 - Victor H. Roman, 54, formerly of Pueblo, passed away May 19, 1999. Born Dec.11, 1944, in Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico. Survived by his loving wife, Sharon K. Roman, of the family home in Thornton, Colo.- son, Roderick A. "Rory" Roman, Lafeyette, Colo.- daughters, Rochelle A. Roman, Denver, Rhonda A. Roman, Boulder, and Reina A. Roman, Thornton- parents, Henry B. and Mary A .Roman, Pueblo- brothers, Dr. Henry (Anna) Roman and George (Frances) Roman, both of Pueblo- and sisters, Lilia (Bob) Sprouse and Suzanne Roman, both of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, Reynalda and Dalton Sprouse, Vanessa and JR. Roman, Antoinette and George Roman, Jessica and Simone and Michael Roman. Victor enjoyed reading, weightlifting, computers, cigars and all sports, especially high school wrestling. He was a teacher and school administrator for the last 30 years in Pueblo, Denver, Colorado Springs, Greeley and Commerce City. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday. Both services at Holy Family Church, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Holy Family Church Hall after the interment. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a scholarship fund through Adams County School District 14 and or Commercial Federal Bank at 104th and Huron, Northglenn.

Rome, Barbara M.
Barbara M. Rome - Denver Rocky Mountain News - February 9, 2004 - Barbara M. Rome of Trinidad, CO, formerly of Denver. Beloved mother of Dorothy Trommeter, Betty Grafel, Gene, Donald, Gerald, Bill, Greg, and Leo Rome. Also survived by 34 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren, one brother, four sisters, one aunt, and numerous other relatives and friends. Rosary 7 p.m., Monday at Olinger-Runyan-Stevenson Mortuary, 6425 W. Alameda Ave. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 3801 W. Ohio Ave. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.

Romero, Abranita
Abranita "Annie" Romero – Rocky Mountain News – September 8, 2005 – February 7, 1916 to September 3, 2005 - Beloved mother of Abel, Pete, Robert, Augie (deceased), Joyce Trujillo, Isabel Montano, Caroline Patterson (deceased), Virginia Garcia, Geraldine Ruybal (deceased), Murial Martinez, and Darlene Romero. Survived also by Freda Galvez (sister), 136 grand and great-grandchildren. Memorial service at Praise Center Church, 3105 W. Florida Ave., 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 9. Burial to follow in Walsenburg, CO Saturday September 10, St. Mary's Church, 10:00 a.m.

Romero, Adolph
Adolph Romero - Wray Rattler - January 10, 1918 - Pueblo Brakeman Dies - Adolph Romero, a Mexican employed by the Denver & Rio Grande railroad, died from injuries received when he was struck by a string of cars.

Romero, Andrea
Andrea Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 2002 - Age 93, formerly of Pueblo, died Jan. 7, 2002. She was preceded in death by her husband, Octaviano Romero, in 1977. She will be remembered by her 13 children; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives. Funeral service, 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, to be held at Martin Mortuary in Grand Junction, Colo. Interment, Olathe Cemetery, Olathe, Colo.

Romero, Andrea M.
Andrea M. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2001 - Andrea M. Romero, 93, of Walsenburg, CO., went home to be with the Lord on May 20, 2001. Born August 20, 1907 in Lester, CO. to Manuel Naranjo and Maria Luz Martinez. She was presently residing with her daughter Ellen and son-in-law Al in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Jerry; her son, Gerald; her grandson, David; and brother Albert Naranjo. She will be missed by daughter Ellen (Alfred) Maldonado; grandchildren Debbie (Dennis) Johnson, Marlene (Don) Cordova, Becky (Rick) Montanari, and Daniel (Loretta) Maldonado; great-grandchildren Pam, Beth, Donovan, Marcos, Rocky, Angelo, Michelle, Carlos and Jessica; and great-great-grandchild Taylor Dee. She was an LPN for 27 years and enjoyed playing bingo in Cripple Creek, Las Vegas and Walsenburg. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 10:00a.m. in Walsenburg, CO. at St. Mary's Church. Interment will follow at St. Mary's North Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the Eagles Hall in Walsenburg after interment. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Church in Walsenburg in her memory.

Romero, Aniceto Joe
Aniceto Joe Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1985 - Aniceto Joe Romero, 34, late of 645 Acero, died Dec. 8, 1985. Husband of Loretta Romero; father of Jeff, Joe, Christina, and Vicente Romero; son of Mr. and Mrs. Aniceto Romero of Pueblo; son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Eloy Martinez of Pueblo; brother of Josie Arguello, Dorothy Trujillo, Benjie Romero, Vickie Romero, Loretta (Leroy) Padilla and Corrie (Darrell) Gonzales, all of Pueblo. Service, 7 p.m. Tuesday and funeral service, 1 p.m. Wednesday. Both services at Apostolic Church of Jesus, 14th and Kingston. Officiant Rev. Joe Trujillo. Interment, Roselawn. Friends and relatives will be received at 2112 W. 17th, home of wife, and 1602 E. Eighth, home of parents.

Romero, Annie T.
Annie T. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 2005 - Annie T. Romero, 89. Annie left a long and blessed life to be with the Lord on September, 3, 2005. She was preceded in death by Lefty Trujillo and Milton C. Romero and special friend, Del Duran; daughters, Dolly Patterson, Geraldine Ruybal; son Augie Trujillo and grandson, Kevin Garcia. Survived by Enos (Gloria) Trujillo, Isabel Montano, Pete Trujillo, Robert (Carmen) Trujillo, Virginia (Clarence) Garcia, Joyce Trujillo, Murial Ann Martinez, and Darlene Romero. God blessed her with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She was a 5th generation Grandma 13 times for a total of 136 grandchildren. She was also a loving aunt, sister and friend to many throughout the years. Funeral Mass is to be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Walsenburg, Colo. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005 at 10 a.m.

Romero, Antonio
Antonio Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 1997 - Antonio Romero passed away July 21, 1997. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Gomez Romero- and parents, Ciriaco Romero and Rosario Gonzales Romero. Also preceded in death by his son, James A. Romero- stepmother, Rose Romero- and brothers, Pete and Gilbert Leo Romero, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Survived by sons, Anthony L. (Sandra) Romero, Pueblo, John P. (Dolores) Drogheo, Denver- and daughter, Rita L. (Fred) Martinez, Flagstaff, Ariz. Grandfather of Anthony Romero Jr., Jon Kevin (Marcia) Drogheo, Monette Martinez, Nativity Nicole Drogheo, Regena L. (John) Maez and Ramon Martinez. Great-grandfather of Taylor Ashley Maez. Also survived by brothers and sisters, Rose Ann (Albert) Ortiz, Theresa (Joe) Garcia, Sophia (Fred) Patterson, Consuelo (Charles) Hernandez, Patricia (Ted) Baca, Joseph C. Romero, Ben (Betty) Romero, Shirely (Jim) Jacquez, Mary (Jim) Birmingham, Sharon (Jack) Fairfield, Robert (Rosalie) Romero, David Ortiz, Paula Wyer, Florence Duran, Dorothy (Tim) Siemento and Christina (Arthur) Vallejos- sister-in-law, Consuelo Romero- stepchildren, Susan Gomez, Dan (Pauline) Gomez, Frances (Leonard) Brown and Mary Dennis Smith. Mr. Romero was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II and the Civilian Conservation Corp. He was also a member of St. Joseph parish where services will be held. Rosary, Wednesday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Thursday, 10 a.m. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Romero, Apifinio
Apifinio Romero - 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: Apifinio Romero 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 Apifinio Romero as a Mexican, age 16, and single. He was working as a "trapper" for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete coverage of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html

Romero, Arthur
Arthur Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2002 - Arthur (Art) Romero, 72, affectionately know as "Turtle" by family and friends passed away on Dec. 6, 2002, in El Paso, Texas. Preceded in death by mother, Frances; father, Alfred; wife, Deliah; brother, James; and sister-in-law, Louise Romero. Survived by brother, Ernest, Kansas City, Mo. and Hank (Sue); nieces, Gay Lynn (Steve) McIntyre, Lakewood, and Patti Jo (Mark) Klobi, Littleton. Art was a 1948 graduate from Central High School, where he wrestled and played football. He was a boxer and fought in the Golden Gloves boxing tournament in Denver. He enjoyed weight lifting and "working out" at the gym, which he pursued until his illness. Art enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1948 and served aboard aircraft carriers Yorktown, Roosevelt, Hornet and Forrestal retiring after 20 years as aviation Boatswain's Mate Chief Petty Officer. His tours of duty included Italy, Germany and Viet Nam. Some awards and decorations he received were National Defense Service Medal, Viet Nam Service Medal with five stars, Viet Nam Cross of Gallantry, Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Viet Nam, Navy Occupational Medal, Europe, and several letters of commendation. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Dec., 21 at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway.

Romero, Arthur Jose Jr.
Arthur Jose Romero Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 2006 - Arthur Jose Romero Jr., 53, passed away May 3, 2006. Preceded in death by his older brother, Harold Gene Mestas. He leaves behind his parents, Arthur Jose Romero and Cordy Romero; his only sister, Beverly J. Romero; also his beloved children, Arthur J. Romero II, Justine Marie (Carlos) Montoya; and six grandchildren. At his request there will be no public viewing. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, followed by funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both services, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Romero, Arthur Joseph
Arthur Joseph Romero - San Marcos Daily Record - November 8, 2004 - San Marcos, TX - Surrounded by his family; our beloved father, grandfather, uncle and friend to many, Arthur Joseph Romero, age 75, "Sarge" as he was known, was called by our Lord, Jesus Christ on the 5th day of November, 2004. Arthur proudly served his country with 27 years of military service in the United States Air Force, prior to his retirement in June, 1972. He was born on April, 9, 1929 to Juan and Isabel Romero of Trinidad, Colorado. He is preceded in death by his parents; one sister; five brothers; two sons, Arthur Joseph Romero Jr., and Dennis Romero; and his loving wife of 54 years, Janie Romero. Arthur is survived by his sons, Manuel and daughter-in-law, Virginia, Robert 'Bobby' and daughter-in-law, Janie; Michael Romero; daughters, Mary Jayne and son-in-law, Rolando Jimenez, and Debbie and son-in-law, Marko Lopez. Arthur Romero is also survived by daughter-in-law, Dora Romero; one adopted daughter, Mary Lou Gonzales; thirteen grandchildren, Anthony, Roxanna, Nicole, Melissa, Che', Becky, Jackie, Ryan, Jonathan, Joshua, Lori Beth, Lindsey and Noreal; seventeen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; numerous family members and friends. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today at the Thomason Funeral Home in San Marcos. A Rosary recital will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at St. John's Catholic Church in San Marcos. The funeral procession will depart at 9:30 a.m., on Monday, Nov. 8 from Thomason Funeral Home for a 10 a.m. Holy Mass of Resurrection at St. John's Catholic Church. Final rites will follow at the San Marcos Cemetery. Arthur Joseph Romero is to be buried with full military honors. Pallbearers will be by military guard. Honorary pallbearers will be Anthony Romero, Che' Romero, Jonathan Romero, Joshua Romero, Ryan Cerda and Eric Cuevas. The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the staff of CTMC Hospice of San Marcos for their kindness and support during this difficult time. A special thank you to Ann, his nurse, and Frances, his home health provider, for the genuine love and care they offered to Arthur. Our family could not have endured the loss of our father without your constant love and kindness. May God bless you all. Arrangements entrusted to Thomason Funeral Home, 2001 Ranch Rd 12, San Marcos, Texas (512) 396-2300.

Romero, Barbara J.
Barbara J. Romero (Adame) - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 2005 - Barbara J. Romero (Adame), 49, departed this life on May 5, 2005, after a lengthy illness. She is preceded in death by her father, Joe A. Romero; mother, Katie Romero; and brother, Joe A. Romero Jr. Survived by her husband, Paul Adame; siblings, Louis G. (Barbara) Romero, Hope Rodriguez (Glenn), William (Lisa) Romero, Richard "Termite" Romero, also Brian Romero and Sarah Lucero, whom she loved as a son and daughter, and numerous other nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces and friends. Barbara worked for 23 years at Pueblo Community Connections. She cared for Steve Puchner for 17 years in her home. Barbara will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Viewing from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday and prayer service to follow at 7 p.m. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, all at Romero Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy after Prayer service and at Praise Assembly after interment.

Romero, Beatrice L.
Beatrice L. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2003 - Beatrice L. Romero, 73, passed away July 23, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. Born June 9, 1930, in Longmont, Colo. Survived by her children, Virginia Sosa, Alice Serna, Ruben Romero, Rudy (Kathy) Romero; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; siblings, Andy Maestas, Shirley (Rudy) Medina, Vivian (Bill) Wells, Martha Lopez, Steve (Ilene) Mestas, Josie Mestas, Ken (Nancy) Mestas, Wayne (Debbie) Mestas, Sharon (John) Arguello, Kelly (Karen) Casias, Fred (Lupe) Casias; sister-in-law, Nancy Massaro; brother-in-law, Tony Romero; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Jose T. Romero; daughter, Jacqueline Romero; mother, Della Valdez; brothers, Robert Mestes and LeRoy Mestas. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, and Mass, 11 a.m. Monday; both services at Shrine of St. Therese. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at 2605 Atlanta Ave.

Romero, Benjamin J.
Benjamin J. Romero - Huerfano World - June 18, 1992 - Funeral mass for Benjamin J. Romero, 79, Walsenburg who died June 15, 1992, will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from St. Mary Church. Vigil will be at 7:45 p.m. Friday, also from St. Mary. Born Mar. 4, 1913, in Sweetwater, near Trinidad, in the 1920s he came to Rouse where he began working on a ranch. He married Irene Cordova on Apr. 24, 1937. He worked with the CC Camp for six months and then worked as a miner in the Ravenwood, Pryor, Gordon, and Morning Glory mines, retiring in 1951. He then worked as an ammunition handler at the Pueblo Depot Activity until 1954. Mr. Romero suffered a stroke about two years ago and another on June 15 when he died. Survivors include his wife, Irene, Walsenburg; two children, Priscilla Pino, California and James B. Romero, Las Cruces, NM; brothers and sisters, Jerry Romero, Walsenburg, Andy Romero, Gregory Romero, Sally Thornton, Solomon Romero and Fred Gutierrez, all of Denver; seven grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Burial will be in South St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Romero, Bennie Joseph
Bennie Joseph Romero - Huerfano World - August 10, 1989 - Bennie Joseph Romero, 64, of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 1989, at his home in Denver. Born July 16, 1925, in Maitland to Vicente and Victoria Romero, he grew up and attended country school in Maitland. For many years he lived in Albuquerque, NM, where he was married and worked as a cook. Mr. Romero had been disabled with a back problem. He had surgery for a blood clot in his right leg, but returned to the hospital twice. He developed another blood clot at his home Sunday when he was found by his brother, Raymond. Surviving are two children, Joseph Romero and Bonnie Romero, Albuquerque, NM; a brother, Raymond Romero, Denver; three sisters, Freda Algien, Pueblo, Lena Rivera, Denver and Rose Miranda, Pueblo West; a half brother, two grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary is at 7 p.m. Thursday and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday, both from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in South St. Mary Cemetery.

Romero, Bernard E.
Bernard E. Romero - Huerfano World - January 14, 1993 - Bernard E. Romero, 75, Of Westminster, formerly of Walsenburg, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1993 in Lutheran Medical Center where he had been a patient with pneumonia for a few days. Born in Walsenburg Dec. 10, 1917, when he was two, his mother, Maclovia Quintana Romero, died. Grandparents, uncles and aunts, helped Mr. Romero's father, Louis with the raising of his son. He was educated in Walsenburg schools until his mid-teens when he began work on farms and ranches and later in the coal mines until they stopped producing. He then worked on highway construction as a form setter retiring from heavy construction in 1985. He worked at several service stations after that time. For the past year and a half he had been living with his daughter, Bernadette Cowan in Westminster. Mr. Romero was a member of St. Mary Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie #1187. Survivors include his daughter, Bernadette, Westminster; a son Bernard L. Romero, Denver; two step-children, a brother, Charles Romero, Walsenburg; his former wife, Esperanza Martinez, Walsenburg; 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was Wednesday from St. Mary Church. Eagle's service followed mass. Burial was in North Veta Cemetery.

Romero, Carmen
Carmen Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 2000 - Carmen Romero, age 84, passed away Sept. 13, 2000. Mr. Romero is survived by his wife, Mary Jane (Buchi) Romero; and daughter, Carmen (Gomez) and her husband, Thomas Gillingham. Grandfather of Angela, Mark, Anita, Matthew, Regina, Alisa and Chantal Gomez. He is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren; one brother; and two sisters; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members. Mr. Romero was a World War II and Korean Conflict veteran, and retired with over 30 years of service from the Pueblo Army Depot. He was a member of the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE). Rosary, Friday, 7 p.m., and funeral service, Saturday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home office. The family will greet friends in the church annex following the rosary.

Romero, Caroline
Caroline Romero - Denver Rocky Mountain News - December 06, 2000 - Caroline Romero, 88, of Denver died Nov. 18. Services were Nov. 22. Mrs. Romero was born in Walsenburg on July 10, 1912. She married Felix Romero, 1928. She retired from Presbyterian / St. Luke's Medical Center. Survivors, all of Denver, include son Gene; daughter Caroline; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; eight great- great-grandchildren.

Romero, Christopher John
Christopher John Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 1998 - Christopher John Romero, 27, a lifetime Puebloan, passed away unexpectantly Thanksgiving Day. Born Dec. 28, 1970. "Chris" as he was affectionately known to family and friends, graduated from Central High School, and was working as a cook for a local steak house. Preceded in death by his mother, Esemeria "Smitty" Romero- grandparents, Valerio and Dora Martinez, Santiago and Julia Romero. Survived by his father, Felix Pops" Romero- daughter, Alenia Ann Romero- siblings, Matthew Romero, Mike Bobian, Lucille (Gilbert) Montoya, Pauline (Mike) Resendez, all of Pueblo, Sandra Bobian, Connie Bobian, both of Colorado Springs, Robert (Connie) Romero, Charlene Garcia, both of Denver, U.S. Army Sargent Joseph (Betty Jo) Martinez, Germany- numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and godparents, John and Cleo Faslsetta, Pueblo. Visitation, today, Angelus Chapel, noon until 7 p.m. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Rev. Ron Roche celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1237 Elm St.

Romero, Cleofas
Cleofas Romero – World Independent – May 19, 1939 - Stove Explosion Burns are Fatal to Rouse Girl - Burns received several days ago when a mixture of kerosene and gasoline being used in kindling a kitchen fire exploded, proved fatal here to Cleofas Romero, 21, of Rouse, Colo. The girl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Romero of Rouse, suffered second and third degree burns when the liquid exploded and converted her into a human torch. A sister snuffed out the flames with a blanket. The girl was badly burned on the body and her condition had been critical since she was brought to a Trinidad hospital several hours after the accident occurred.

Romero, Cliotilde Montoya
Cliotilde Montoya Romero – World Independent – December 31, 1952 - Pioneer Woman Dies at Home This Morning - A long time Walsenburg resident died this morning. She was Cliotilde Montoya Romero who was born April 6, 1878 in Aguilar. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Petrolina Romero and Mrs. Leonardo Atencio, Pueblo, seven grandchildren, two nieces and a nephew. Mrs. Romero was a member of St. Mary Church. Funeral announcements will be made later by Furphy mortuary.

Romero, Cora Marie
Cora Marie Romero - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 16, 1991 - State Hospital Escapee Arrested - Man Found Driving Car of Pueblo Homicide Victim - A Colorado State Hospital escapee was arrested Friday in Los Angeles County while driving the car of a Pueblo homicide victim. Woody Ashfield, 24, a robbery and assault suspect who overpowered a guard at the state hospital in Pueblo on Feb. 8 and escaped, was driving the 1990 Chevrolet Lumina belonging to Cora M. Romero of Pueblo. Romero was found dead in her home Monday afternoon with a stab wound to her neck. A cord also was wrapped around her neck. Pueblo Police Sgt. James Barnes said Ashfield would be charged in the Romero killing along with other charges, including escaping and motor vehicle theft. He was being held in a Los Angeles County jail pending extradition back to Colorado. "It's the DA's decision whether to bring him back here," Barnes said. "But I'm sure he will." When Ashfield escaped from the hospital he had been left unattended in a police car as Chaffee County Sheriff's Deputy Chester Price went to get a second inmate. Ashfield, who was handcuffed, was somehow able to free a secured gun left in the patrol car and confronted Price when he returned. He forced the deputy to give him keys to a marked, four-wheel drive sheriff's vehicle, and then fled. He abandoned the sheriff's vehicle after it crashed into a fence. Ashfield was admitted to the state mental institution after he cut his arm in a suicide attempt at the Chaffee County Jail. He was arrested Jan. 7 on suspicion of robbing and beating a clerk with a fireplace poker at a Salida motel. Darryl Sanders, 25, of Los Angeles, was in Romero's car when Ashfield was arrested. Barnes said Sanders also was arrested but was unable to say if charges were going to be filed against him. Colorado Springs Gazette - February 20, 1991 - Suspect in Pueblo Slaying Linked to Robbery, Assault at Motel - A suspect in the slaying of a Pueblo woman also is accused of robbing a Salida motel and beating up the manager just 2 ½ hours after being released from prison in January, authorities said Tuesday. Woody Ashfield, 24, is in custody in Los Angeles, and police suspect him of strangling Cora Marie Romero, 61, with a telephone cord and stabbing her in the throat on Feb. 11. Ashfield escaped from a sheriff's deputy on Feb. 8 in Pueblo while in custody for the Salida robbery. He was arrested Friday in Los Angeles while driving Romero's car. Before the escape and the Romero slaying, Ashfield was paroled Jan. 7 after serving six months at Buena Vista Correctional Facility for robbery. Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph – March 24, 1993 – Suspect in Pueblo Slaying to be Tried in Salida Beating – Man Bound Over After Hearing – A man accused of a killing in Pueblo has been ordered to stand trial in Salida on eight felony charges connected with the beating of a motel clerk. Woodie Ashfield, 26, will be tried Aug. 9 on two counts each of first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and theft; and one count each of second-degree kidnapping and aggravated robbery. Judge Kenneth Plotz bound Ashfield over for trial after a preliminary hearing Friday. Ashfield was paroled from Buena Vista Correctional Facility on Jan. 7, 1991, after serving a six-month sentence for criminal impersonation and robbery. That day, he reportedly traveled by bus to Salida, where he allegedly assaulted and tied up a 22-year-old woman at Red Wood Lodge and stole more than $500. After the incident, Ashfield was taken to the Colorado Mental Health Institute for evaluation. He reportedly escaped from a Chaffee County Sheriff's officer Feb. 8, 1991. A few days later, Ashfield allegedly entered the Pueblo home of Cora Romero and stabbed and strangled the woman while she was baby-sitting her 3-year-old grandson. Ashfield was arrested Feb. 19, 1991, in Los Angeles, where he was seen driving Romero's car, police said.

Romero, Cruzita C.
Cruzita C. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - December 8, 1987 - Cruzita C. Romero, 86, late of 2716 E. 16th, passed away Dec. 5, 1987, at Belmont Lodge Nursing Home. She was a lifetime resident of Trinidad, Colo. Preceded in death by son, William Romero, in 1958. Survived by children, Felix (Ida) Romero of Trinidad, Lucille (Tony) Cordova and Richard (Cecilia) Romero, both of Pueblo, Jake (Corrine) Romero arid Joan Arguello, both of Denver; sister-in-law, Rosa Chavez, and brother-in-law, Miguel Martinez, both of Trinidad. Survived also by 29 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and Mass of Christian burial 11 a.m., Thursday, both services at St. Ann's Church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Romero, Daniel
Daniel Romero – Walsenburg World – March 5, 1903 - Word reached Walsenburg Tuesday morning that a man had been killed in the mine at Midway. Deputy District Attorney Charles Hayden, Under Sheriff John MacQuarrie, and Acting Coroner (unreadable) viewed the scene of the accident (unreadable) paneled a jury and investigated the matter. The jury brought in a verdict "that deceased came to his death by fall of rock" and further stated that it was an unavoidable accident. The deceased was a Mexican by the name of Daniel Romero. He had been told to put up a prop and was clearing up the coal preparatory to doing so when the rock fell on him. He had fired a shot first, after the pit boss visited him, before he started to put up the prop. The rock was wedge-shaped, smooth on the bottom and running up to a point in the roof. This became loosened by the action of water. This kind of rock, the miners say, is difficult to prop because of the irregular shape hidden beneath the surface, making it impossible to determine the center of gravity of the mass. Undertaker Cox went after the body yesterday and funeral services were conducted at the Catholic Church here. Romero was 22 years old and his only relative is brother in Toltec, Colo.

Romero, Debbie Lee
Debbie Lee Miller Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2003 - Debbie Lee Miller Romero, 37, departed this life March 18, 2003. A lifetime resident, Debbie was born July 15, 1965. Graduated from Central High School in 1983. Preceded in death by her father, David Miller Sr.; grandparents, Abel and Adelaida Guerin; uncle, Tom Silva; cousin, Billy Trujillo; sister-in-law, Brenda Romero; and special friends, Raquel Maes and Sherri Bothwell. Survived by husband, Ricky Romero; sons, Ricky Jr. and Randy Romero; mother, Venita Miller; siblings, Jess (Sue) Miller, David and Robert Miller, Isabel (Gary) Reed, Anna (Jan) Miller, Theresa (Levi) Vigil; special children who called her "Mom," Edwina White, Angel Alcon, Angelo Hurtado; special friends, Izzy Romero, Melissa Jaramillo, Chantel Rael Trujillo, Gidget Saiz, Frank "Poppy" Verdugo; father- and mother-in-law, Richard and Cecilia Silva Romero; brother-in-law, Kenny Romero; sister-in-law, Nan Alba; several aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral service, noon Friday, West Street Baptist Church, Pastor Douglas E. Morris, officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites.

Romero, Delbert A. Sr.
Delbert A. "Sonny" Romero Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2005 - Delbert A. "Sonny" Romero Sr., 74, passed away Jan. 24, 2005, at his home in Alamosa, Colo. Born June 13, 1930, in Ortiz, Colo., the son of Felipe Romero and Sofia Duran Romero. He was united in marriage to Frances M. Valdez on Jan. 21, 1951, in Pueblo, Colo. Delbert was self-employed and owned Romero Monuments, and was instrumental in helping his sons establish Romero Funeral Homes in Southern Colorado. A member of the Assembly of God Church. His hobbies included playing his saxophone in church, church activities, fishing, family gatherings, especially his time spent with family and friends. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Frances Romero of the family home; three sons, Larry (Debbie) Romero of Pueblo; Leonard (Kathy) Romero; Delbert Alex (Benita) Romero Jr.; daughters, Veronica Nola Romero Sergi, Karen Shae Martinez, all of Alamosa; grandchildren, Bob (Maria), Alan (Mariquita), Angelo (Verna), Daniel (Andrea), Andres (Johnette) Romero, DeeAnn (Louis) Gomez, Kristie Chavez (George Miller), Trishia Romero (Isaiah Lucero), Nathan (Jill) Romero, Kamie (John) Romero, William (Beth) Stone, Michelle (Dave) Herrera, Alex Romero Jr., Richelle, Stephanie Sergi, Vanessa Chavez, Prezli and Marie Martinez; and 25 great-grandchildren; sisters, Flora Lipa (Paul) Hernandez of Los Lunas, N.M., Sophie (Tony) Martinez of Alamosa; one brother, Obed (Helen) Romero of Seal Beach, Calif. He also is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Delbert was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Cecilio, Alfonso Romero; sisters, Annie Vigil, Cordelia Espinoza, Trinnie Espinoza and Helen and Dr. J.A. Martinez. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at the River of Life Assembly of God Church in Alamosa. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at the River of Life Assembly of God Church. Interment will follow at Alamosa Cemetery. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. today and Thursday, at Romero Funeral Home, Alamosa.

Romero, Delphine Virginia
Delphine Virginia Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2003 - Delphine Virginia Romero, 72, born Nov. 15, 1930, in Fowler, Colo., died Sept. 25, 2003. She now sleeps and awaits the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Preceded in death by her father, Fidel; and mother, Marie Amada (Medina) Martinez; brothers, Robert, Onesimo (Nepo), Ernest (Moddy), Jose Leo Martinez; and beloved grandson, Shaun James Gutierrez. Survived by her beloved husband, Santiago (Art) Romero of 49 years and nine months; daughters, Diana (Rudy) Gurule, Alvira Paula Romero, Patricia (Bernard) Gutierrez; sons, Dennis (Crista), Gerald (Barbara), Robert (Cynthia), and Thomas (TJ) Romero; grandchildren, Genevieve Gurule, Victoria (Sam) Tucker, Tony and Brian Gutierrez, James and Jackie Romero, Brandy, Jamie, Andrea, Rosalie Romero, Lucas and Santana Lopez; great-grandchildren, Abyana, Harley and Dasia; sisters, Della, Berla, Viola and Ester Martinez; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Also survived by special friend, Linda Archuleta. Delphine was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was loved by everyone. A Tribute to my wife, Delphine "I have witnessed how diabetes has slowly robbed you of your health, and how difficult it has been for you to endure 78 months of dialysis treatments. I have done all I could to alleviate your discomfort. You have shown patience and courage during your illness. I realize that we are up in age and our options were few. With your faith and belief in our Lord Jesus Christ, you made this decision. I will always cherish the memories of our early years, when we were younger, healthier and happy most of the time. These were years when we didn't worry or care very much. I remember when you were young, beautiful and you never seemed to tire. You were always on the run, having fun raising our children. You were a perfect loving mother and wife. You dedicated your life to this end. All of our children have great respect for the way you conducted your life and the high moral and ethical standards you have lived by. It is a very special and unique trait that is found in a few special people. Our marriage was not perfect, but because of you it lasted 49 years and 9 months. You taught me so much about life, love and respect that I became a better person because of you. Love, your husband, Art." Vigil service, 7 p.m. today, Sept. 28, and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, both services to be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Romero, Deonicio
Deonicio Romero – Colorado Public Defender – June 26, 1896 – William Holt, Albert Noble, and Deonicio Romero, Trinidad (Las Animas County). WW. Hanging/Broken necks. These three codefendants were convicted of the felony murder of a Trinidad police officer, John Solomon. In July 1895, Romero, age twenty-one, and Noble, age thirty-four, became acquainted with Leonardo Martinez and Pedro Baca, who were being held in the Las Animas County Jail pending trial for murder. Romero was serving a jail sentence for assault, having served several previous sentences for petty offenses. Noble had been arrested for a robbery in New Mexico, having previously served a seven-year sentence for robbing a post office. Upon release from jail, Romero, Noble, and a third man, William Holt, age twenty-one, conspired to rob the Horse Shoe Gambling Club in Trinidad to secure funds for Martinez and Baca's defense. Several others, including Martinez's mother, also assisted with the scheme. Officer John Solomon discovered and foiled the robbery. Solomon first struggled with Holt before Noble shot him in the back. Holt was the first person arrested; a gun left at the scene, which he purchased from a local pawnbroker a few days previously, tied him to the crime. Upon interrogation by the authorities, Holt confessed, and Romero quickly confirmed his story. Noble was tried first, followed by a joint trial for Holt and Romero. The convictions were affirmed on appeal. The three were executed in the first triple execution in Colorado's history. The men were executed in alphabetical order, in private, with all details prior to the executions kept secret. Originally the men were supposed to be hanged in the order of their culpability—Noble, Romero, and then Holt—but Holt was distressed that he "was called first." Notably, Holt had to be carried to the death chamber.

Romero, Dolores Eileen
Dolores Eileen "Dee Dee" Romero - Huerfano World - August 12, 1999 - Dolores Eileen "Dee Dee" Romero, 47, of Walsenburg, died August 4, 1999 at St. Luke's Presbyterian Medical Center in Denver. Born June 17, 1952 in Pueblo to Onesimo and Priscilla Vigil Romero, she was raised in Huerfano County and attended local schools. Miss Romero was employed as secretary for the Walsenburg Middle School for 27 years. She was active in softball, bowling, and bingo. Survivors include her parents, Onesimo and Priscilla Romero, Walsenburg; two sons, John Romero and Derek Alan Romero, Walsenburg; a brother, Butch Romero, Walsenburg; six sisters, Theresa Bates, Ponca City, OK, Maryann Chavez and Gloria Archuleta, Colorado Springs, Geraldine Montoya, Denver, Patricia Mastes, Pueblo and Rose Grandbush, Walsenburg; a grandson, numerous nephews and nieces. Funeral mass was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Romero, Donald
Donald "The Duck" Lee Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 1999 - Donald "The Duck" Lee Romero, 55, passed away Nov. 20, 1999. Survived by wife, Cass; children, Pete Trujillo, Stephanie Valdez, Noel J. Valdez, Patrick (Yvette) Valdez, Bernadette (Joe) Bonetta; father, Frank (Mary) Romero Sr.; brothers, Frank S. Jr. (Stella), Ross (Stephanie) Romero; special aunt, Frances Romero; grandchildren, Joshua, Edward, Isaiah, Joseph, Jordan, Monique and Felisha; nieces and nephews, Joe (Lisa) Romero, Christopher, Raymond (Marlene), T.J. (Carrie), Karla, Valerie (goddaughter), Kathleen (Neal) Newton, Lisa Romero, Ross (Cecilia) Romero, Nicole, Jason, Jaqueline Romero; great-nieces, Janelle, Nicole, Brittnie, Mariah and Alexis. Also survived by several aunts and uncles and numerous special friends. Preceded in death by mother, Sarah A. Romero; grandparents, Leon and Guadelupe Aguilar, Jacinto and Cruz Romero. Donald worked at CF&I for more than 30 years until October 1997, as a member of Local Union No. 2102. Member Mount Carmel Church. He graduated in 1962 from Central High School and loved the Blue and White. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1962 until 1964. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Mount Carmel Church. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. Family will receive friends at the family home or the home of his brother, Frank S. Romero Jr.

Romero, Donald F.
Donald F. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 2004 - Donald F. Romero was born in 1930 and passed away in July, 2004. He is preceded in death by his wife, Josephine; and his parents, Manuel and Dorothy Romero. Survived by children, Stephaine Gonzales, Richard Romero, Catherine Archuleta, Bernice Chavez, Donna Vanpelt, Donald Romero Jr., Michael Romero, Thomas Romero, Delores Baca, Stella Arvelo, Susie Correnrique and Patrick Romero; 29 Grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three brothers and five sisters also survive. Mr. Romero retired from Fort Carson, where he was in the civil service. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Rosary Recitation, 6 p.m. Tuesday and funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday. The place of service is yet to be determined. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery with graveside military rites by the Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team.

Romero, Dora M.
Dora M. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 1999 - Dora M. Romero, 68, beloved mother, grandmother and sister, departed this life Dec. 16, 1999, at Parkview Hospital following a brief illness. A Pueblo resident for the past 50 years, Mrs. Romero was born March 11, 1931, in Heck Canyon, N.M. She married Secundino "Al" Romero on Jan. 7, 1950, in Raton, N.M. He precedes her in death; as do her parents, Carmel and Sophia Chavez Bernal; and a son, Rudy Romero. Survived by her children, Jeanette Montoya, Anita Ortiz, Charlene (Dave) Brozina, Terry (Jay) Mascarenas and Rita (Joe) Alarid; siblings, Maggie (Molly) Bernal, Alfonso (Stella) Bernal, Manuel Bernal, Ernie (Darlene) Bernal, Albert Bernal, Jennie Aragon, Pauline (Lee) Stockman and Carol (Ned) Shanley; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Dora was a faithful member of the Abundant Life Church. She enjoyed attending church and reading her bible daily. Visitation, 3 to 6 p.m. today and noon until 6 p.m. Sunday at Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Abundant Life Christian Church, 1001 Constitution Road, Pastor Roger Lucero officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Romero, Eloy T.
Eloy T. Romero – Huerfano World – April 22, 1965 - Funeral services were held Tuesday at St. Mary Church for Eloy T. Romero, 43 of Klamath Falls, Ore., who died April 14 at Yreka, Calif., hospital after having been ill since January. Burial was in the old St. Mary Cemetery in Walsenburg. Arrangements were han (rest of paragraph unreadable) A native of Aguilar, Mr. Romero was born on May 30, 1921. He had lived in Walsenburg until 1945. Mr. Romero, who attended St. Mary School and was a member of St. Mary Church, was a veteran of World War 2, having enlisted in 1944 at Camp Hood, Texas. He was discharged in 1945 and moved to Klamath Falls. Survivors include four sons, Irving J., Leonard R., and Theodore E. Romero, all of Klamath Falls; and Carlos E. Romero, Minturn, Colo.; a daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Coronado, Monterey, Calif.; seven brothers, Phillip A. and Max A. Romero, both of Walsenburg; Roman A. and E(unreadable) R. Romero, (unreadable), who is with the Army in Germany; Samuel J. Romero, who is in the Army at Fort Hood, Tex., and Miguel A. Romero, who is stationed with the Air Force at Minot, N. D.; three sisters, Mrs. Valdemar Arellano and Mrs. Patrick A. Gomez, both of Pueblo; and Mrs. Joseph Andrew Espinoza, Denver; and a granddaughter, Gigi Marie Coronado, Monterey, Calif.

Romero, Elsie Marie
Elsie Marie Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2005 - Elsie Marie Romero, 53. Born, March 20, 1952, in Las Vegas, N.M., and passed away March 21, 2005, at her home, after a long battle with cancer. Predeceased by her parents, Manuel and Raquel Romero Sr.; two brothers, Manuel Romero Jr. and Larry Romero; and a son, Arthur James Romero. She leaves to cherish her memory, husband, Albert Jaquez; two sons, Albert (Tammy) Romero and Michael Romero; siblings, Vikki (Manuel) Torres, Ernest Romero, Orlando (Carol) Romero, Stella (Kirk) Gruenenfelder, Delphie (Francisco) Jaramillo, Ralph (Loretta) Romero, Mary (Dan) Amaro, Leroy (Angel) Romero and Linda (Ron U.) Romero Sanchez; three grandchildren, Alicia Romero, Alexis Romero and Ruben Romero; godson, Emiliano Romero; sister-in-law, Joan Romero; numerous nieces, nephews and "Loomis." Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall, 1339 E. Routt, following the service.

Romero, Ernestine Lopez
Ernestine Lopez Romero – World Independent – April 22, 1941 - Romero Services to be Held Tomorrow at 2 - Funeral services for Ernestine Lopez Romero, 23, who died at Colorado General hospital April 29, will be held tomorrow at 2 o'clock at the St. Mary church. Interment will be in the St. Mary cemetery. Rosary services will be held this evening at 7:30 at the family residence, 318 West Second street. She is survived by her husband, Raymond; one daughter, Frances; by five sisters, Mrs. Elvira Hurtado, La Veta; Mrs. Jacobo Gallegos, Fowler; Mrs. Fred Espinosa, Denver, and Misses Casilda, Margaret, and Rose Marie Lopez, all of Walsenburg; and by one brother, Anastacio, also a local resident. Arrangements are under the direction of Furphy Brothers mortuary.

Romero, Esipio
Esipio Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 1987 - Esipio Romero, 75, passed away at the South Side Manor on Oct. 31, 1987. He is preceded in death by his parents, Epemenio Romero, 1974, and Felamena Martinez, 1983, and two brothers, Samuel Romero, 1944, and Pascual Romero, 1979. Mr. Romero is survived by two sons, Richard L. Romero and Harry Romero; four sisters, Amadea R. Gurule, Eufemia Visaraga, Caroalina Vigil, Bernice Nivison, and one brother, Modesto Romero. He also is survived by six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Romero was born in Vadito, N.M., on June 8, 1912. Visitation hours from noon until 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, 1987, at St. Anne Church with Father Marcus officiating. Rosary recitation at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1987, at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Last Supper, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Following interment, family will be receiving friends at 1312 Constitution.

Romero, Estella
Estella Romero – Huerfano World – April 5, 1960 – Estella Romero Succumbs at 40 – Miss Estella Theodora Romero, 40, daughter of Mrs. Consuelo Romero of Baldwin Park, Calif. and the late Sotelo Romero died last Saturday in Baldwin Park. Miss Romero who was born in Walsenburg on February 7, 1920, left the city in 1940, when the family moved to California in the hope that the climate there would be beneficial to her health. In addition to her mother, the deceased is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Madelina Duran and Mrs. Ida (unreadable) of Denver, Mrs. Bernie Tallman, Dallas, Texas, and Miss Ruth Eltha Romero, Baldwin Park. Rosary will be recited for Miss Romero in St. Mary Church in Walsenburg at 7:15 p.m. Sunday. The funeral procession will leave the Furphy Mortuary at 8:30 a.m. Monday, with Requiem High Mass to follow at St. Mary Church at 9 a.m. Burial will be in the family plot in the old St. Mary Cemetery.

Romero, Felix
Felix "Pops" Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2004 - Felix "Pops" Romero, 79, born Sept. 17, 1924, in Sopris, Colo., passed away July 17, 2004. A Pueblo resident since the 1960s, Pops served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was former groundskeeper of the ball fields at El Rey and Bessemer parks. While living in La Junta in the 60s, he would bring softball teams up to play against the Pueblo teams. Many was the time he would use his own money to purchase team jerseys and equipment. He would always buy trophies for the tournaments. He managed many softball teams over the years - the Pops, the Smittys, the A's, the Pueblo Suns and El Sombreros. He also helped to organize 8-ball pool teams. Pops was a member of Post 2 American Legion, VFW Post No. 3641 and a lifetime member of the DAV. Pops is preceded in death by his parents, Santiago and Julia Fernandez Romero; wife, Esmeria "Smitty" Martinez Romero; and son, Chris Romero. Survived by his children, Matthew Romero, Jim (Connie) Romero, Connie Bobian, Lucille (Gilbert) Montoya, Pauline (Mike) Resendez, Sandra Bobian, Charlene Garcia, Michael (Lorie) Bobian; a brother, Alfred Romero; 25 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends to include the Klamm Shell group which he met with daily to discuss sports and world events. Pops was inducted into the Colorado Softball Hall of Fame. Visitation 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Military honors at graveside, Roselawn Cemetery by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at 1237 Elm St. and the Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites.

Romero, Fidel
Fidel Romero – World Independent – February 4, 1941 – Man is Instantly Killed by Train – Fidel Romero Falls Beneath Passenger Train Near Cameron – Fidel Romero, about 30, a resident of Rouse and Ravenwood for a number of years, was instantly killed shortly after 1 o'clock this morning when he jumped or fell under the wheels of the southbound C. and S. passenger train about one-half mile south of Cameron. His body was badly mangled by the train. It was the regular No. 7 passenger. Romero was accompanied by his brother, William, who said this morning they had caught the train in the Walsenburg yards with the intention of riding to Cameron and then walking to Ravenwood, a short distance south of that camp. When they approached the spot where they were to jump off, William negotiated the leap and managed to fall clear of the train. Fidel, on the other hand, was caught in some manner and his body was thrown under the wheels. According to County Coroner Dan Unfug, who conducted an investigation after the accident occurred, and Sheriff Claud Swift and Undersheriff Carl Swift, the body was badly crushed and cut. It was dragged some 65 miles under the train before it was thrown clear. The train crew was not aware that the accident had happened and proceeded on to Mayne where the train was halted to repair a broken steam-line. It is thought that the force of the body's impact uncoupled the hose, according to Fred Pfalmer, special C. & S. agent, who was in Walsenburg this morning, the engine was inspected in Trinidad early this morning, and blood was found on the tender. Later, at Texline, the baggage car was examined, and it was reported a piece of flesh was found on the front end of the car, near the coupling. An inquest has been called to examine the death at 7 o'clock Tuesday evening, according to Coroner Unfug. John Shepeard of Walsenburg, who was returning from Rugby, came upon the scene shortly after the tragedy happened. William Romero and he then went to the home of Henry Clark at Cameron and notified the coroner and sheriff. Members of the train and inspection crew of the C. & S. will arrive tomorrow from Trinidad to testify at the inquest. Romero is survived by his wife, Ramona, and by two small children; two brothers, William and Fred, and by his mother, a resident of Walsenburg. Funeral arrangements are pending the outcome of the inquiry. Romero Inquest Set for Tonight – An inquest into the death of Fidel Romero, who was killed shortly after 1 o'clock Monday morning by the southbound C. & S. passenger train, No. 7, will be held at 7 o'clock tonight, according to announcement made by County Coroner Dan Unfug. Subpoenas have been issued to a number of persons, including William Romero, brother of the dead man, who was present at the time of the accident, and to members of the train crew. Special officers of the railroad will also be present at the inquest.

Romero, Frances
Frances Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2005 - Frances Romero, 89, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Jan. 20, 2005. Born Nov. 15, 1915, in Questa, N.M. Preceded in death by husband, Henry Romero; daughter, Virginia Gierbolini; parents; sister, Dorothy (Rev. Manuel) Romero; grandchild, David "Day-Day" Santos. Survived by children, Levi (Pauline) Romero, Leo Romero, Sally (Donald) Cordova, Lucy (Dave) Santos, Nick "Jess" (Gloria) Romero; daughter-in-law, Lucy Romero; and very special niece, Carol Vasquez, "Thank you Carol"; also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Special thanks to Life Care Center, Station 1. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Monday, both at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 1:30 pm. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Cathedral Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services.

Romero, Frank E.
Frank E. Romero – Albuquerque Journal – September 25, 1999 - Frank E. Romero, 77, a resident of Los Chavez, peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday, September 23, 1999. He was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, the ROTC Reserves, and the Knights of Columbus for many years. He was one of the first Ham radio operators in the Valley. Frank began his business career by helping his father, N.C. Romero, establish Romero Funeral Home in 1936. He worked for the A.T.&S.F. as a machinist in Belen, Albuquerque, and Barstow, CA, then again in Albuquerque, where he retired after 23 years of outstanding service. During his railroad career, Frank moonlighted in the septic pumping business, which grew so rapidly that he gave up his career with the railroad and Frank's Septic Pumping business was born. Frank's was the first full fledged pumping business in Valencia County, and held that position for many years in those days, his septic pumping business took him all over the state of New Mexico. He sold his business to his nephew, Lorenzo C. Romero, in 1984, and he took great pride in watching Lorenzo make the business thrive and grow. After his retirement from Frank's Septic Pumping, Frank continued to stay busy by hauling anything people needed hauled. He was preceded in death by his father, N.C. Romero, in 1963; his mother, Alfides Romero, in 1988; one brother, N. Arno Romero, in 1983; and one sister, Annie Garcia, in 1992. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Mary of the family home in Los Chavez; two children, Mary Elizabeth Fagan of Lemitar, NM and Sonny Nunn of Tucson, AZ; five grandchildren, Alicia Fagan Padilla, Petra Fagan, Will, Brandon and Katie Nunn; two great-grandchildren, Bryan Fagan and Lucas Padilla; three brothers, Daniel and his wife, Cinda, Ray and his wife, Pele, both of Belen, and Joe Leo and his wife, Maria of Albuquerque; his aunt, Pearl and uncle, Phill Trujillo, who he visited every day for many years until his short illness and death; sister-in-law, Alice Gurule formerly of Barstow, CA, and now of Belen; and one brother-in-law, Ben Gurule of Trinidad, CO; a very special niece, Anita Garcia Baca; and two very special nephews, Lorenzo C. and Nick A. Romero. He is also survived by many other loving nieces and nephews. There will be a visitation on Friday, September 24, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Romero Funeral Home Chapel, followed by a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Parish Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wayne and Paul Gallegos, Nick A. and Lorezno C. Romero, Leroy Baca, Doug Warwick, Lupe Silva, and Nicholas Aragon. Honorary pallbearers will be his niece, Anita Garcia Baca and his brothers, Daniel, Ray and Joe Leo Romero. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main, Belen.

Romero, Frank S. Sr.
Frank S. Romero Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2006 - Frank S. Romero Sr., 87, of Pueblo passed away on Friday, April, 21, 2006, surrounded by his family. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Mary; his two sons, Frank S. Jr. (Stella) and Ross (Stephanie) Romero; his three stepsons, Robert (Velma), Richard (Elizabeth) and Dan (Delores) Mestas; daughter-in-law, Cass Romero; his 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Connie Trujillo and Lupe (George) Pacheco; brothers, Kelly (Josephine), Tony (Fabby) and Nash (Linda) Romero and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacinto and Cruz Romero; his first wife, Sarah A. Romero; sister, Soccoro Marmolejo; brother, Johnny Romero; sons, Johnny and Donald Romero; brothers-in-law, Paul Marmolejo and Ted Trujillo Sr.; and grandson, Jason Reed. He was born in Pecos, Texas, on June 4, 1918. Among his many accomplishments, Frank was most proud of his service in the U.S. Army. Frank served in the 94th Infantry in Italy during World War II, where he received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. His infantry landed on Utah Beach. He was an active member in the Pueblo Eagles 145, the senior walkers, birthday club and AARP. He was fluent in English, Spanish and Italian languages. He enjoyed literature and the arts. He was a voracious reader, an enthusiastic painter and a great communicator. He also loved sports, particularly football and boxing, which he participated in. Frank was loved by everyone he came in contact with and will be greatly missed. He was a devoted husband and a loving father, brother and uncle. He loved his grandchildren and followed their accomplishments with great enthusiasm. He marveled at nature and loved to take a good walk around the block with his "big stick." He had a remarkable zest for living and would light up any room he walked into. His great-grandchildren gave him a little extra special joy that would bring a great big smile to his face. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2006, Saint Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan Ave. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2006, Saint Francis Xavier Church. Internment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Romero, Genevieve
Mrs. Genevieve Romero – World Independent – May 17, 1953 - Mrs. Romero, Pioneer Woman, Dies in Pueblo - Mrs. Genevieve Romero, daughter of a pioneer Huerfano county family, died Sunday at the home of her daughters, Mrs. Ben Ortega, in Pueblo. Mrs. Romero was born August 27, 1875 in Huerfano County, the daughter of the pioneer Pacheco family. She lived here all her life with the exception of the final years when she made her home with her daughter. She was a member of St. Mary church. Her husband died in November 1946. Mrs. Romero is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ortega and Mrs. Felipe Cruz, La Veta; five sons, Louis Romero, Walsenburg, and Onofre, Delfino, Raymond, Saylo Romero all of Pueblo; two brothers, Abram and Onesimo Pacheco, both of Walsenburg; three sisters, Mrs. Felimina Vigil, Walsenburg, and Mrs. Sinaforso Maldonado, both of North Veta; 29 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. The funeral announcement will be made later by Furphy mortuary.

Romero, George G.
George G. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2001 - George G. Romero, San Luis, Colo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today at Sangre de Cristo Church, San Luis.

Romero, Gerald
Gerald Romero - Huerfano World - May 17, 1990 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of our son, Gerald W. Romero, who died May 15, 1973. - Verse - Sadly missed by father and mother, sister and family.

Romero, Geronimo
Geronimo Romero - Walsenburg Independent – August 18, 1925 - 2 Early Pioneers Of County Die – Two pioneers answered the call of the great beyond yesterday. Geronimo Romero, 80 years old, of North Veta, passed away following an extended illness. He had lived in Huerfano county for many years. The body is in care of Furphy's. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Carpio Archuleta, 85, of Badito, died last night after an illness that extended over months. Mr. Archuleta had lived in Huerfano county all of his lifetime. He is survived by many relatives here. The funeral is set for tomorrow at Badito.

Romero, Gilbert G.
Gilbert G. Romero – Pueblo Chieftain – August 13, 1006 - Gilbert G. Romero, 43, of Pueblo. Went to be with the Lord on Aug. 8, 2006. Preceded in death by his spouse, Ingeborg Romero; father, Robert Romero; grandmother, Beroniz Herring. Survived by mother, Armida (Robert) Vallejo; siblings, Rory (Charlotte) Romero, Roberta Romero and Bernice Romero; stepson, Karry Fitzgerald; numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, many relatives and friends. He was a graduate of South High School. Gilbert was a past employee of J.M. Manufacturing, Hewlett-Packard and Davis Wire. Gilbert could always be seen by the river walking his dogs. He was an avid Broncos fan and enjoyed cooking. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Reception to follow at Holy Family Hall.

Romero, Gloria J.
Gloria J. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 2005 - Gloria J. Romero, 57, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 27, 2005, and is now with the Lord. She is survived by her loving husband, Sam; children, Marlene Romero (Ron Palumbo), Sam Jr. (Christina) Romero, Melissa (Cliff) Torres; father, Jose S. Tafoya (Sally Gomez); also survived by many special friends and family. Gloria will be sadly missed by four very special friends, Stella Herrera, Phyllis Montoya, Duve Leal and LeAnn Hernandez. Preceded in death by her mother, Bernice Tafoya. Gloria enjoyed bingo and going to Cripple Creek with her dad and Sally. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her loving family. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both services at St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with a reception to follow the interment at Imperial Reception Hall.

Romero, Gwendolyn
Gwendolyn Dodd Romero - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - December 16, 2003 - Gwendolyn Dodd Romero, age 85, passed away on December 12, 2003. She was born on December 11, 1918 to Joseph W. and Meta Ethel Dodd in Trinidad, CO. She was educated in the Trinidad school system and earned her teaching certificate. Gwendolyn taught elementary school in Kim, CO. She was married to Everett A. Wood in 1940 in Trinidad. She had a son by this marriage, Wayne Wood, who passed away 6 month before her. She was married in 1998 to Max Romero at the Trinidad State Nursing Home. She was a member of the Trinidad Christian Church, enjoyed playing games and was a huge Denver Bronco fan. Gwendolyn kept busy with her newspaper routes at the nursing home for the Chronicle and Pueblo Chieftain. She will be missed by all her family and friends at the nursing home. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Wayne. She is survived by her brother, J. Graham (Lorie) Dodd, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Kathy Wood, Okla.; grandchildren, Billy Wayne Wood, John Wood, Rebecca (Brad) Dubbe; great grandchild, Joseff Dubbe; niece, Jan (Howard) Uyeno and nephew J. G. (Tillie) Dodd, Jr. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 17 at the Trinidad State Nursing Home Chapel with Mr. Dennis Martin officiating. Inurnment will take place at Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. The family of Gwendolyn Dodd Romero has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Romero, Henry
Henry Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 1987 - Henry Romero, a Pueblo resident since 1946, late of 1414 N. Santa Fe, passed away March 10, 1987. Mr. Romero was a member of the Sacred Heart Cathedral. He retired from CF&I Steel in 1962, after 15 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Frances S. Romero of the family home; four daughters, Sally (Donald) Cordova of Pueblo, Virginia (John) Gierbolini of Florida; Lucy (David) Santos of Denver and Roni Lee of Westminster; three sons, Levi (Pauline) Romero of Long Beach, Calif., Leo Romero of Pueblo and Jesse (Gloria) Romero of Littleton; one daughter-in-law, Lucy Romero of Denver; three brothers, Margarito Romero and Manuel (Dorothy) Romero Jr. of Pueblo and Fidel (Betty) Romero of Denver; 25 grand-children; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A service will be held in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Sunday with Manuel Romero Jr. officiating. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Sacred Heart Cathedral with Father Eugene Hardin officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 3021 Norwich.

Romero, Ingeborg
Ingeborg "Inge" Romero – Pueblo Chieftain – August 11, 2006 - Ingeborg "Inge" Romero, 55, passed away Aug. 9, 2006. Survived by her son, Karry Fitzgerald; parents, Carl and Marlene Kuhl; sister, Silvia (Bill) Book; nieces, Stacy (Jason) Martinez and Kimberly (Grant) Simpson; great-niece, Ryen Martinez; great-nephew, Jason Martinez Jr., all of Pueblo; and aunt, Ingeborg Eller of Germany. Preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Gene Romero; and great-grandmother, Magdelena Schoninger. Inge was born May 22, 1951, in Worms, Germany. She had a special place in her heart for pets. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 2006, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to Animal Welfare through the funeral home.

Romero, Isabel
Isabel Romero - Walsenburg World - April 18, 1912 - Died at Ravenwood, Colo., April 9, 1912, Isabel Romero, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Romero, age 1 mo. 1 day.

Romero, Jacqueline
Jacqueline Romero – Colorado Springs Gazette – October 14, 2009 – Two Dead in Pueblo of Swine Flu – Pueblo's second death from the H1N1 virus has prompted Pueblo County's coroner and its chief medical officer to urge high-risk individuals to seek medical care immediately if they begin feeling flu symptoms. Two Puebloans have died from the swine flu, aggravated by chronic conditions. Dr. Christine Nevin-Woods, executive director of the Pueblo City-County Health Department, said Tuesday she fears more deaths will come. She said four more people are in intensive care units at local hospitals. Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer said that the two victims were Ron Berumen, 37, who died in the emergency room of St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center last week, and Jacqueline Romero, 21, who died this week at her home. Berumen had suffered from seizures and Romero had diabetes, he said. Nevin-Woods publicly thanked both victims' families for allowing the information to be released in order to show others the threat of the new flu strain.

Romero, James Louis
James Louis Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 2003 - James Louis Romero, 16, of Pueblo. Born Feb. 13, 1987, in Pueblo, Colo., and died Dec. 7, 2003. He now sleeps and awaits the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Preceded in death by his grandfather, James Brady; grandmother, Delphine Romero; cousin, Shaun James Gutierrez. Survived by his mother, Athena (Charles) Santistevan; father, Gerald (Barbara) Romero; sisters, Jacquline Romero and Destiny Santistevan; grandmother, Peggy Brady; grandfather, Santiago Romero. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. James was a wonderful young man who had a heart filled with love. He loved Saturday morning fishing trips with his dad. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. James will live in our hearts forever. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. today and noon to 6 p.m. Thursday. Vigil Rosary, 6 p.m. Thursday; all at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Celebrant, the Rev. Ron Roche. Interment Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Romero, Jerry
Jerry Romero - Huerfano World - August 4, 1994 - Jerry Romero, 89, of Walsenburg, died Monday, Aug. 1, 1994, in Huerfano Medical Center where he was a patient. Born in Sweetwater, near Trinidad, he was raised in the Huerfano County area. He worked the Pryor, Lester, Rouse and Gordon coal mines. Later, he owned and operated the Russell Street Grocery Store. He worked for Bonicelli's Tires until his retirement. Mr. Romero was married to Andrea M. Romero for 67 years. He was a member of St. Mary Church and United Mine Workers of America. His hobbies included fishing, treasure hunting and bingo. Survivors include his wife, Andrea, of the family home; a daughter, Ellen Maldonado, Pueblo; a sister, Sally Thorton, Kansas; two brothers, Fred Romero and Gregory Romero, Denver; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in North St. Mary Cemetery with UMWA graveside service.

Romero, Jess
Jess Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1999 - Jess Romero passed away Jan. 10, 1999. Jess was a veteran of WWII and was employed at CF&I for 41 years before his retirement in 1982. Husband of Rose P. Romero- father of Edmund J., Rebecca E. (Gerald) Hoffmann, Robert J. (Theresa), Dave M. (Carmen)- grandfather of nine and great-grandfather of three. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, in Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 900 E. Routt. Inurnment will be in the Imperial Cemetery. Military honors provided by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Assumption Catholic Church either direct or through the mortuary.

Romero, Jesus Jose Marie
Jesus Jose Marie Romero – World Independent – January 9, 1939 - Baby Dies - Jesus Jose Marie Romero, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Romero of Walsenburg died this morning at the family home at 10 o'clock. Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. with Furphy Brothers mortuary in charge. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery.

Romero, Joe
Joe Romero – World Independent – December 11, 1933 – Joe Romero Dies at Ranch Home in Cucharas Sunday – Typhoid Fever is Thought to Have Caused Death of 19-Year-Old Boy – Joe Romero, 19, died at his home in Cucharas yesterday afternoon after suffering for some time from what was thought to be Typhoid Fever. Romero was occupied in farming in the Cucharas district, and lived there with his two sisters Raynando and Della Romero. Besides these two sisters, he also has another sister, Mrs. Espirancia Sena, who lives at Costilla. Funeral services will be tomorrow from the ranch home in Cucharas.

Romero, Joe A. Jr.
Joe A. Romero Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 1999 - Joe A. Romero Jr., 76, of La Junta, died July 13, 1999 . Vigil service, 6 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at the La Junta Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Those desiring may make memorials to the Heart Association. Peacock's Funeral Home.

Romero, Joe Moises
Joe Moises Romero - Torrington Telegram - July 21, 2005 - Torrington, WY - Funeral Mass of Christian burial was celebrated for Joe Moises Romero, 79, Friday, July 15, 2005, at the St. Rose Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Kevin Koch officiating. Burial followed in the Valley View Cemetery. Mr. Romero died on July 13, 2005, at the Goshen Care Center in Torrington. Arrangements were under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home. Joe was born on Dec. 14, 1925, in Tinaja, N.M. the son of Blaz and Bersale (Lopez)Romero. The family moved to Maxwell, N.M. for a time then to Trinidad, Colo. for several years. Joe then went to live with his brother in Riverton, until 1976 when he became a resident of D.S.I. in Torrington where he was a wood worker in a sheltered workshop. He entered Goshen Care Center a few years ago. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and his guardian, Pauline Medina. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, JoeEve, Al, Roy, Bill, Leo and Lawrence and one sister, Clovia Sisceneros.

Romero, John
John Romero – World Independent – December 19, 1950 – John Romero, Two Year Old Child, Dies Today – Funeral arrangements are being completed for John B. Romero, 2 ½ year old son of Mrs. And Mrs. John Romero of 1019 Penn. Ave. The child died this morning. He was born May 14, 1948, in Walsenburg and in addition to his parents is survived by one sister Angie and two brothers, Joe and Louis of the Family home. His grandparents are Mrs. Serafino Romero and Mr. and Mrs. Rosalio Martinez, all of Walsenburg. Announcement of services will be made by the Furphy Mortuary when they are completed.

Romero, John B.
John B. Romero – World Independent – September 9, 1957 – Walsenburg Man Drowns Here By Fall Into Ditch – A Walsenburg man who has been ill for some time and who, apparently, was injured in a fall on Saturday night, died early this morning when he fell into the irrigation ditch bordering Colorado Avenue. The body of John B. Romero, 53, a railroad laborer, of 1019 Pennsylvania Avenue, was found by police at 2:35 a.m. after a two hour search. It was lying face down in the ditch into which he had apparently fallen, again striking his hear. Coroner Herbert Furphy said death was due to drowning. Police were called shortly after midnight last night by Mrs. Romero who said her husband had wandered away from home after having hallucinations there. Assistant Chief William O'Rourke, Frasie Martinez and Ray Castro searched the entire area time and time again, both in the police car and afoot without finding a trace of Mr. Romero. Then, after locating his tie in one spot and his belt in another, Castro saw the body lying in the ditch. Police learned and reported to Furphy that Mr. Romero had fallen and struck his head Saturday night. Furphy said there was, too, a fresh cut on the man's head, obviously incurred when he fell into the ditch. Mr. Romero is survived by his wife, Frances; by three sons, Joseph, Lewis and John Jr., and by one daughter, Angelina, all of Walsenburg; by his mother, Mrs. Sefarina Romero, of Walsenburg; by two brothers, Fred, of Denver, and William, of Rocky Ford; by two sisters, Mrs. Vicente Romero, of Walsenburg and Mrs. Moises Garcia of Florence. Funeral announcement will be made later by Furphy Mortuary.

Romero, John Leroy
John Leroy Romero – World Independent – January 2, 1957 - New Year Ends in Tragedy - Youth Prone on Highway Killed by Passing Car - A coroner's inquest into the New Year's traffic death of John Leroy Romero, 17-year old Walsenburg youth, has been scheduled for 7 o'clock tonight in the district courtroom here. Young Romero, listed as Colorado's second traffic fatality of 1957, died at 7:30 last night of injuries suffered when he was struck by a car at 1:10 New Years' morning. The accident happened near the crest of the hill two-tenths of a mile south of Walsenburg, on Highway 85-87. Driver of the car which struck the youth was identified by investigating officers as David Otha Bounds, 35, of Roswell, N. Mex. A witness' account and other information gathered by officers, including testimony of the victim himself, added much to the details concerning the accident. The witness, Virgil Pineda, of this city , told officers of seeing young Romero crawling on the road before he was hit, he said he had to swerve his car around Romero to avoid hitting him as he was traveling south on the highway. After passing Romero, Pineda turned around at the cemetery access road, came back and parked on the shoulder of the road to investigate. He said Romero was lying on his back in the south lane of traffic when he returned. He said he saw a car approaching from this city and tried to give a warning of the man in the road by blinking his headlights, but apparently it was not noticed until too late. Bounds, in the approaching car, said he was unaware of anyone in the road until too late. He said he only had a sensation of something dragging under the car and of seeing something rolling off onto the south shoulder. He turned around at the access road and returned to the city. From a filling station, he called city police and told them he had seen a man lying on the road, apparently dead. Meanwhile Pineda who had seen Bounds' car go by came into the city to secure an ambulance and to report the accident. He gave a description of the Bounds car and officers arranged road blocks on each road leading to the city. It was from this description, that the car was noticed in the city, and Bounds was picked up for questioning. A detailed examination of the underside of the car turned up a scrap of cloth matching that of the victim's pants. Highway patrol, sheriff office, and city police cooperated in the investigation. Patrolman Harold Popish said Romero was dragged 93 feet from the point of impact. The victim incurred compound fractures of both legs, fractured pelvis, fractured back, fractured wrist, internal injuries and severe lacerations of the head and body. Earlier in the evening, city police received a complaint from a woman at the pavilion dance that someone was sitting in her car and would not get out. On investigating, police found Romero in the (unreadable) he appeared to be intoxicated and asked that he be allowed to sit in the open for some fresh air. That was the last seen of him until the accident. Romero regained consciousness while in Lamme Hospital yesterday and talked with officers. He told them he had been to the dance in the company of two other youths. They apparently became separated when Romero went outside. Romero, one of a family of 13, was born in Walsenburg in 1939. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Rosita Romero, who resides in a house just south of Cucharas River; eight brothers, Eloy of Oregon, Ramon of Pueblo, Julian of the U.S. Navy, Phillip, Max, Ray, Sam and Mike, all of the family home just south of the Cucharas River here; three sisters, Mrs. Amalia Arrellano and Mrs. Josephine Gomez of Pueblo, and Miss Mary Romero of the family home; and his maternal grandmother Mrs. Manuelita Gonzales of Pueblo, He was a member of St. Mary Church. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Furphy Mortuary.

Romero, Jose Concepcion
Jose Concepcion Romero – World Independent – April 14, 1938 - Pioneer Farmer of County Dies at Son's Home - Jose Concepcion Romero, 87, Came to Cucharas 63 Years Ago - Jose Concepcion Romero, 87, a resident of Cucharas for 63 years, died this morning at 3 o'clock at the home of his son, Mose Romero, five miles east of Walsenburg. Born May 19, 1850, Mr. Romero came to Cucharas from Arroyo Seco, N.M., when a young man and settled on a farm. He had been engaged in farming since that time. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home of his son and at 2:30 o'clock at St. Mary's church. Interment will be in St. Mary's cemetery under the direction of the Furphy Brothers Mortuary. Survivors include the son, Mose and a grandson, Mose Romero, Jr. His wife died several years ago. Rosary services will be held at the Furphy Brothers chapel tonight at 7:30 o'clock.

Romero, Jose R.
Jose R. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 1998 - Jose R. Romero, 81, passed away Dec. 17, 1998. Preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Marcella M. Romero. Survived by children, Daniel (Sue) Romero, Casa Grande, Ariz., Michael (Ruth) Romero, Albuquerque, N.M., Patricia (Arthur) Rampa, Pueblo, Louise Romero, Boulder, and Angelita Wollnick, Las Vegas, Nev.- 12 grandchildren- six great-grandchildren- brothers, Am (Margaret) Romero, Denver, and Adolph (Bertha) Romero, Phoenix, Ariz.- sisters, Mary (Dan) Chubirka, Chicago, Ill., and Benita Pacheco, Alamosa- preceded in death by one brother. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Jose worked at CF&I Steel for more than 30 years. He enjoyed bowling, gardening, golf and traveling. Rosary and funeral Mass, Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, Holy Family Church, at 11 a.m. In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests donations to the American Diabetes Association through the funeral home.

Romero, Jose R.
Jose Ramon Romero – World Independent – June 27, 1935 - Jose R. Romero Passes Away at Home Yesterday - Jose Ramon Romero, 73 for many years a sheep _____ in Huerfano County, passed away at his home here on West Fourth Street at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, following a long illness. Mr. Romero, who was born in Rinconnes, New Mexico, had lived in this county since 1827. He was always actively engaged in the sheep business until his illness. Survivors are two sons, Albert and Phillip; of Walsenburg; an adopted daughter, Mrs. Rafael Gonzales, of Walsenburg, and a sister, Rafaelita Romero, of Wagon Mound of New Mexico. Funeral services will be announced from the Furphy Brothers Mortuary later.

Romero, Jose Rafael
Jose Rafael Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2001 - Age 87, of Antonito. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Conejos.

Romero, Jose T.
Jose T. Romero – Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 1990 – Jose T. Romero, 63, passed away in Pueblo on Jan. 9, 1990. Survived by his wife, Beatrice of the family home; mother, Josephine Maez, Pueblo; four children, Virginia Sosa, Pueblo; Alice (Robert) Serna, Pueblo; Ruben (Mitzi) Romero, Colorado Springs; Rudy (Kathy) Romero, Pueblo; brother, Tony Romero; sisters, Rose Baca, Nancy (Larry) Massaro, all of Pueblo; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Jose was born April 2, 1926, in Dexter, NM. He retired from the CF&I Wire Mill Department and worked part time at Water Hole No. 1. Member of Pueblo Charro Association and Shrine of St. Therese Church. Preceded in death by his father, Encarnacion Romero in 1984; and daughter, Jackie Romero in 1983. Visitation, noon to 8 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m., Friday at Shrine of St. Therese Church. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday at Shrine of St. Therese with the Rev. Joseph McGuinness officiating. Entombment, Last Supper Mausoleum, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at the family home, 526 Goodnight.

Romero, Joseph Anthony Jr.
Joseph Anthony Romero Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2000 - Joseph Anthony Romero Jr., 51, known to family and friends as Joe, departed this life July 21, 2000. Born Dec. 5, 1948, in Crowley. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. Member of DAV Chapter 39. He was a dedicated Denver Bronco fan win, lose or draw. Joe worked many years as a security guard. He currently was a custodian for Wells Fargo Bank. Survived by his wife, Dolores "Dee" Moreno Romero; children, Bobbie (Ray) Cortez, Loveland, Colo., Brian (Deanna) Romero, San Diego, Calif., Paul Romero, Darby, Mont., Darla (Anthony Martinez) Rico, Ruben (Erika Martinez) Moreno, Deann (Andre) Carriere, all of Pueblo; three grandsons and three granddaughters; siblings, Louie (Barbara) Romero, Hope Rodriguez, Billy (Lisa) Romero, Barbara (Paul Adame) Romero, Richard "Termite" Romero. Survived also by his mother-in-law, Bernice Madril; three brothers-in-law; four sisters-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Katie (Ortega) Romero. Visitation Wednesday, Angelus Chapel, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Both services St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C. M., celebrant. Full military honors at graveside, Roselawn Cemetery, by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at 3808 Farabaugh Lane.

Romero, Joseph F.
Joseph F. Romeo - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2003 - Joseph F. Romeo, 49, passed away Dec. 19, 2003, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his wife, Lisa Ann Newhouse-Romeo on Oct. 21, 2001. Survived by his sister, Rosemary (Joseph) Sleevi of Lakewood, Colo.; brother, Steven (Lynn) Romeo of Wheat Ridge, Colo.; aunt, Rose Dalla of Lakewood; numerous nieces, nephews and close friends. Joseph was born to Frank and Angelina Romeo on Aug. 10, 1954, in Denver. He and his wife owned and operated Pet City. Member of Sunset Park Christian Church. There will be no viewing. The service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at Sunset Park Christian Church, Prairie and Amherst, with Pastor Dan Juba officiating. Interment, Saturday at Mount Olivet in Wheat Ridge. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, through the funeral home.

Romero, Josie
Miss Josie Romero – World Independent – June 6, 1914 - Died at Norte Veta the 29th of May, Miss Josie Romero, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Romero. This is the third child they have lost since last December. Josie has been sick for some time. The loss of her two brothers, just a few hours apart, helped to hasten the end of her young life. She was loved by all who knew her. Through all her sickness she never complained and had a smile for everyone, yet those who knew her best, felt that she was too brave and patient to cause any uneasiness to her loved ones. Her many friends regret her untimely death.

Romero, Juan
Juan Romero – Walsenburg World – December 28, 1923 - Juan Romero, aged 6 years, died at Pryor, Wednesday, December 26, 1923. Funeral will be held this afternoon by Unfug-Peet.

Romero, Juan E.
Juan E. Romero – Huerfano World – February 24, 1977 – Juan E. Romero, 23 of 128 East Sixth Street Walsenburg, died Monday, Feb. 21, 1977, at Aguilar of injuries sustained in a construction mishap. Born Apr. 6, 1953, in Walsenburg, he was reared in Walsenburg and attended local schools. He was married to Maria Elena Chacon on Sept. 6, 1974. He had been employed by L and M Construction Company for the past year and a half. Besides his wife, Elena, of Walsenburg, he is survived by two step-sons, Joe and Jim Boyer, his mother Mrs. Frances Romero, Walsenburg; three bother, Joe Romero, Garner, Louie Romero, Walsenburg and Gilbert Camel, Walsenburg; two sisters, Mrs. Irene Sandoval and Mrs. Angie Gonzales and his grandfather, Rosalio Martinez, all of Walsenburg, and numerous nieces and nephews. Wake services were held at 8 p.m., Wednesday at St. Mary Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at (unreadable) a.m. Thursday (today) at St. Mary Church. Interment will be in South St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Romero, Juanita
Mrs. Juanita Romero – World Independent – July 6, 1948 - Mrs. Juanita Romero Succumbs at Rouse - Mrs. Juanita Romero, about 72 years of age, died at her home in Rouse, Colo., today. Born in Pueblo, Mrs. Romero spent most of her life in Huerfano County. She is survived by one son, Jose V. Romero of Rouse; four brothers, Miguel Talmich of Greeley, Frank and Sam Talmich of Walsenburg, and Manuel Talmich of Rocky Ford; one sister, Mrs. Santiago Martinez of Pueblo and by 10 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Furphy mortuary.

Romero, Julia
Julia Romero – Huerfano World – January 6, 1994 – Julia Romero, 81, of Walsenburg, died Jan. 3, 1994 after a brief illness. Born May 4, 1912 in Rouse, she attended school at St. Mary. She married Martin Romero Aug. 4, 1930, in Walsenburg and they owned and operated Martin's Grocery for over three decades and Martin's Golden Nugget for another 10 years. Mrs. Romero was a member of Sociedad Feminil and St. Mary Church. In recent years she was active in Senior Citizens and enjoyed her daily visits to the Center. Her husband Martin died in 1989. Survivors include her children, Gloria Delores Charlifue, Pueblo, Margaret Maldonado, Walsenburg, and Lucille Vigil, Arvada; a brother, Lee Medina, Pueblo; three sisters, Ida Cruz, Pueblo, Daisy Chavez, Albuquerque, NM, and Mercy Cascarenas, Easy Ely, NV; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Vigil service will be a 7 p.m. Thursday from St. Mary Church. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday from St. Mary. Burial will be in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Romero, Julia Fernandez
Julia Fernandez Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 1986 - Julia Fernandez Romero, 1329 E. Routt, departed this life May 22, 1986, at her home. A Pueblo resident for many years, she was born April 19, 1897, in Sopris. Preceded in death by her husband, Santiago Romero, Feb. 22, 1943. Survivors include two sons, Alfred (Dorothy) Romero, Commerce City, Felix "Pops" (Esmeria) Romero, Pueblo; eight grand-children, 15 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew. A member of St. Francis Xavier Church, where both services will be held. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday; Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at the home.

Romero, Julia Mae
Julia Mae Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2005 - Julia Mae Romero, 71, of Walsenburg, died Aug. 8, 2005. Survived by her sons, Russell (Florence) and Eric (Renee) Romero; daughters, Beverly (Jeff) Germain, Lena Ellen (William) Aguirre; brother, Manuel Vigil; sister, Wanda Vigil; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg.

Romero, Julian
Julian Romero – World Independent – April 3, 1940 - Romero Rites Wednesday - Julian Romero, 45 years old, died in Pueblo, Saturday. He came to this county 30 years ago from Las Animas County. Surviving are a brother, Joe, of Grand Junction, a sister, Mrs. Amarante Torres of Walsenburg and two half brothers, Mike of Walsenburg and George of Nebraska. Rosary services will be held at the home at 7 p.m. this evening. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the home, and at 2:30 from St. Mary's church. Interment will be in St. Mary's cemetery under the direction of Furphy Brothers mortuary.

Romero, Julianita
Julianita Romero – World Independent – September 17, 1946 - Julianita Romero, a resident of years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Tom Martinez, 310 Grand Avenue, this morning. She was born April 7, 1864, at Taos, N. Mex., and died at the age of 82 years. She came to Huerfano County with her parents at the age of 7 years. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Martinez, and Joe Borringo of this city; three sons, Ben and Manuel Cordova of Walsenburg, and Louis of San Francisco, Calif. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Unfug-Peet mortuary. World Independent – September 20, 1946 - Julianita Romero died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Tom Martinez, 310 Grand Avenue, Wednesday. Survivors include her daughter, three sons, Ben and Manuel Cordova of Walsenburg, and Louis Cordova of San Francisco, Calif.; by two brothers, Antonio Martinez of Erie, Colo., and Eustacio Romero, Walsenburg; and by a sister, Mrs. Francisca Sales Maes, San Francisco. Also by 27 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Rosary services will be held this evening at 7:30 at the Unfug-Peet mortuary, and Saturday evening at the same time at the mortuary. Another rosary will be held at the home of her daughter, 310 Grand Avenue, Sunday evening. Funeral services will take place from the home Monday morning at 9:30, and 10 o'clock at the St. Mary church, with interment in the St. Mary cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Unfug-Peet mortuary.

Romero, Louise
Louise Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 2005 - Louise Romero, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 5, 2005, at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care of Pueblo. Louise was born on Dec. 31, 1946, and was preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Marcella (Muniz) Romero. Louise lived in Boulder, Colo., for 27 years. Louise was employed by the University of Colorado in the law department as the managing senior associate university counsel. Louise was a graduate of the University of Colorado, School of Law, earned an M.A. in Education from Ohio State University and a B.A. from the University of Southern Colorado. After graduating from law school, Louise was a legal intern at the Denver Office of the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, and then a judicial clerk at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Colorado. Prior to assuming her position with the University of Colorado, Louise was a shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber and Strickland, P.C., where she had a general commercial practice with emphasis on bankruptcy and civil litigation. Before becoming a shareholder, Louise was an associate attorney with Brooks and Kreiger, P.C., where she had a similar litigation practice. In 1993, Louise was one of five people, the only woman, honored by the University of Colorado, School of Law, for contributions to the legal profession and the community, in commemoration of the School of Law's 100th anniversary and 25th anniversary of the School of Law's Minority Program. In 1992, Louise was on the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association's Board of Directors and served as the secretary in 1994. Louise was an avid world traveler, traveling the world whenever she had the opportunity. She enjoyed riding her bike on the mountain passes of Colorado. She participated in many charity bike rides, and just recently rode several legs of the Tour de France. Louise was involved in many charitable organizations and civic groups. Louise will be missed by her three dogs and her family. She was the sister of Dan (Sue) Romero of Eloy, Ariz., Mike (Ruth) Romero of Albuquerque, N.M., Patricia (Arthur) Rampa of Pueblo, and Angie Wollnick of Las Vegas, Nev. She also is survived by many nieces and nephews. She is survived in Pueblo by nieces, Donna (Frank) Musso, Gail (Kevin) Hager and Jennifer Romero of Castle Rock, Colo. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers and food. Donations may be made in the name of Louise to the Boulder Humane Society, Children's Hospital of Denver, the Heifer Foundation, or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice of Pueblo through the funeral home office. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, Old Main Chapel of the University of Colorado, Boulder Campus.

Romero, Luis Antonio
Louis Antonio Romero – Huerfano World – September 12, 1963 - Louis Antonio Romero, 69, a Huerfano County native, died enroute to St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo Saturday evening from a heart attack. He had been an employee of the City of Walsenburg for 12 years. Born on May 3, 1894, at North Veta. Mr. Romero was a member of St. Mary Church, the SPMDTU Lodge of Antonito and the Sacred Heart Society. In addition to his wife, Emiliana, the deceased leaves two sons, Bernard and Charles Romero, both of Walsenburg; four brothers, Delfino, Onofre, Raymond, and Soylo Romero, all of Pueblo; two sisters, Mrs. Philip Cruz, Walsenburg, and Mrs. Ben Ortega, Pueblo; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held this morning (Thursday) at St. Mary Church. Burial was in the new St. Mary Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Furphy Mortuary.

Romero, Lupe
Lupe Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2005 - Lupe Romero, 80, departed this life March 16, 2005, at Parkview Medical Center. She was born Dec. 20, 1924, in La Junta, Colo., to Mariano and Petra DeLeon-Raso, whom preceded her in death. Survived by her husband, Andrew Romero; her children, Andrew (Amy) Romero Jr., Josie (Sam) Casarez, Johnny (Flora) Romero, Rose (Mike) Hernandez, Nace (Debbie) Romero, Annie Quintana, Lucy (Steve) Medina, Charlie (Dibbie) Romero, and Joe Romero. Siblings, Manuel and Chio Raso; 26 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass 9 a.m. today; at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. The Monsignor Mark A. Plewka JCL, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Romero, Mack Jr.
Mack Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2005 - Mack Romero, 77, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 28, 2005. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mack Sr. and Martha Romero; and sister, Elizabeth Hall. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Virginia Romero; children, Viviane Romero, Vicente (Anna) Romero, Robert (Carol) Romero, Linda (Paul) Lyon and Michael (Jessica) Romero; brothers, Lou (Meg) Romero, Larry Romero and Haney Romero; sisters, Angie Czoske, Bertha Barton, Sarah (Dave) Herrera, Marilyn (Dick) Jaeger, Veronica Romero and C.J. Hathaway Ryan; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Gaide and Rachel. Viewing 2 to 6 p.m. today and prayer service to follow at 6 p.m. Funeral Service 11 a.m. Monday. All services are at Romero Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Romero, Mack Sr.
Mack Romero Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1999 - Mack Romero Sr., 94, went to be with the Lord Nov. 19, 1999. Born on Jan. 23, 1905, in Las Vegas, N.M. Son of Patricio and Stephanie Romero. Survived by his loving wife, Martha of 72 years; sons, Mack Jr. (Virginia), Haney (Mary-Jo) of Pueblo, Lou (Meg) of Nevada, Larry of Alaska; daughters, Angie Czoske, Sarah Garcia-Herrera (Dave), Marilyn Romero, Veronica Romero, C.J. Hathaway-Ryan (Charles), all of Pueblo, and Bertha Borton of Florida; son-in-law, Dale Hall of Alaska; and daughter-in-law, Judie Romero of Alaska; 25 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents; son, Patrick; and daughter, Elizabeth Hall. He was a self-employed general building contractor. He enjoyed his family, fishing in Alaska, and playing his harmonica. Friends will be received at the family home. Services will be held at Full Gospel Christian Assembly, 1101 E. Seventh Street, Tuesday, 2 p.m. Reception at Full Gospel Christian Assembly immediately following interment. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Romero, Manuel
Manuel Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 1999 - Manuel Romero, 78, passed away Nov. 12, 1999. Survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Josephine Romero; children, Jose (Teddi) Romero, Richard (Carol) Romero, Susie (Jose) Mondragon, Dianne (Bob) DeHerrera, Pete (Amy) Romero, Rosemary (Bill) Quintana, Frances (Stan) Robles, Betty Jo (Joe) Martinez and Roseann (Ken) Jordan; 26 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Bernie (Anna) Romero; sisters, Cecilia Cassidy and Rosa Garcia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son, Danny Romero; his parents, Pedro and Josefita Romero; and sister, Angie Roper. Manuel retired from CF&I as a crane man after 35 years of service. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at Holy Rosary Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Romero, Manuel A. Sr.
Rev. Manuel A. Romero Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1999 - Rev. Manuel A. Romero Sr., 88, of Pueblo, was called home to be with the Lord on Feb. 13, 1999. Survived by his children, Donald Romero, Armand (Beatrice) Romero, Marie Lucero, Manuel Romero Jr., Pete (Joan) Romero, Linda (Eloy) Roybal, Patsy (Tom) Segura, Martha LeFebre, Ida Archuleta, Donald (Susie) Romero, Delores (Jerry) Baca, Carol (Rudy) Vasquez, Samuel J. Sanchez, Jerry (Bobby Jo) Archuleta- special friends, Colleen Houseman, and Kathy Sanchez- 38 grandchildren- 98 great-grandchildren- numerous great-great-grandchildren and other relatives also survive. Preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Romero in 1993- brothers, Fidel, Henry and Margarito Romero. Manuel worked for 37 years at CF&I in the store house and retired in 1973. He also worked for the State Fair for 19 years. He was an active foster grandparent with the SRDA, and worked at Bessemer Elementary School. For 54 years, he served as a minister of the Apostolic Assembly in the Faith of Christ Jesus. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at Praise Assembly of God on Troy Ave. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, noon until 8 p.m. Monday. Family may be contacted at 2820 Royal Ave., or 2309 Alma, Apt. 207.

Romero, Marcella M.
Marcella M. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 1987 - Marcella M. Romero, 1405 Bragdon, Nov. 12, 1987. Wife of Jose R. Romero. Mother of Daniel (Sue) Romero, Arizona; Michael (Martha) Romero, Virginia; Patricia (Art) Rampa, Pueblo; Louise (Jim) Atwood, Boulder; and Angelita (Steve) Wollnick, Las Vegas, Nev. Sister of Sophia (Raymond) Martinez; Genieove (Adrian) Maestas; Filomena (Max) Valdez, Ben (Alice) Muniz, Isidore (Louise) Muniz and Arthur Muniz, all of Colorado. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, including Father Patrick Valdez of Sangre de Cristo Church in San Luis, who will celebrate the Mass for Mrs. Romero. She was a member of St. Francis parish for more than 30 years and liked to bowl and golf. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Inurnment, 10 a.m. Monday, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials are suggested to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the American Cancer Society, both at 102 W. Orman, Pueblo 81004

Romero, Margaret
Mrs. Margaret Romero – World Independent – September 30, 1935 - Mrs. Margaret Romero Expires - Mrs. Margaret Romero, 23, wife of Alex Romero, of Walsenburg, died at their home Saturday evening at 7:10 o'clock, and was buried in St. Mary's cemetery this afternoon at 3 p.m. Funeral services were held at the Catholic Church, under the direction of Father J. H. Liciotii.

Romero, Margaret
Margaret Romero – World Independent – May 11, 1953 - Margaret Romero Dies Here Saturday - Margaret Romero, wife of Leo Romero of Walsenburg died Saturday in Walsenburg. Mrs. Romero, who was born October 3, 1921 was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sierra of Walsenburg. She has always lived here. Besides her husband she is survived by four daughters, Rose Marie, Nellie Nancy, Frances Marlene and Theresa Yhona; one brother, Roger Sierra, Pueblo; four sisters, Mrs. Noverto Armijo, Walsenburg and Mrs. Ben Maes, Mrs. Della Shankin and Miss Victoria Sierra, all of Pueblo; and an aunt, Mrs. Charles Trujillo of Avondale, Colo. The funeral announcements will be made later by Furphy Mortuary.

Romero, Margarita
Margarita Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1987 - Margarita Romero, 79, passed away Jan. 10, 1987, at Minnequa Medi-center. Mrs. Romero is survived by her daughter, Helen (Julio) Nunez of Pueblo; seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Romero is also survived by her devoted friend, Susano Ortiz, of Pueblo. She was born on April 15, 1907, in Walsen-burg and resided in Pueblo for the past 44 years. Mrs. Romero was a member of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Visitation hours from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday at Imperial Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Pieta, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 1127 Palo Alto in Pueblo.

Romero, Margarito
Margarito "Mike" Romero - Huerfano World - March 6, 2003 - Margarito "Mike" Romero, age 92, longtime Ogallala, NE, resident and formerly of Walsenburg, died March 2, 2003 at Indian Hills Manor. Survivors include a sister, Pauline Cordova, of Walsenburg. Memorial services will be on Saturday, March 8, at 10 a.m. at Draucker Funeral Home. A memorial has been established to the Ogallala Public Library. Inurnment will be in the Ogallala Cemetery. Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala, NE, is in charge of arrangements.

Romero, Maria
Mrs. Maria Romero – Huerfano World – December 5, 1963 – Mrs. Maria Romero Succumbs in Denver. Mrs. Maria Romero, 75, of Denver, a former Walsenburg resident, died in Denver on Wednesday following an accident last Friday. Born in Pueblo on July 13, 1888, Mrs. Romero had lived in Walsenburg for many years prior to 1942 when she moved to California. She had been making her home in Denver for the past four months. Her husband, Sotelo Romero, died in 1954. The deceased is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Augustine Duran and Mrs. Louis Duran, both of Denver, Mrs. Richard P. Tallman, Dallas Texas, and Ruthelma Romero, Baldwin Park, Calif.; three sons, Joseph and Sotelo Romero, both of Baldwin Park, Calif., a brother, Saul Sanchez, Pueblo; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Requiem High Mass will be sung at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg at 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the old St. Mary Cemetery. Local arrangements are in charge of Boies Memorial Chapel.

Romero, Maria Cisneros
Maria Cisneros Romero - Brandon Bell - May 2, 1913 - Woman Killed, Three Arrested - Trinidad - Doratio Gonzales, Jose Clay and Rony Rico are under arrest at Weston charged with complicity in the murder of Mrs. Maria Cisneros Romero, twenty-two, who was shot through a widow of her home and killed at Tercio, thirty miles west of here.

Romero, Maria de la Cruz
Maria de la Cruz Romero - World Independent – May 10, 1949 - Mrs. T. Romero Dies in Pueblo - Maria de la Cruz Romero, 57, wife of Thomas Romero of Walsenburg, died in a Pueblo hospital Monday. She was born Dec. 5, 1891 in this county. She is survived by her husband, one son, Jose C. Talmich of Pueblo; two step-sons, Macario and Lawrence Romero of this city; one daughter, Mrs. Martinez, and one step-daughter, Mrs. Clorindo R. Garcia, both of Walsenburg; one brother Tebo Pineda of San Jose, Calif., and two sisters, Mrs. Ida Peralta of Crested Butte and Mrs. Modesto Cruz of Walsenburg. Funeral arrangements are to be announced by Furphy mortuary.

Romero, Maria E.
Maria E. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2006 - Maria E. Romero, born Jan. 6, 1915, went to be the Lord on Feb. 22, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, John P. Romero; and daughter, Corrine Medina. She leaves to cherish her loving memory her children, Filbert (Esther) Romero, Ruth (Ben) Maestas and Elva (Frank) Gonzales. Maria has 12 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren, as well as numerous other relatives and loving friends. Maria was a member of Grace Tabernacle Church. We all love and will miss our special little "Granny." Visitation, 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Romero, Maria Trinidad
Maria Trinidad Romero – Walsenburg World – June 5, 1929 - Mrs. Maria Romero Was Interred Today - Funeral services were held this morning at St. Mary's Catholic Church for the remains of Mrs. Maria Trinidad Romero who died at her home in this city last Wednesday evening. She is survived by her husband and a son, Mose Romero. Her son was employed by the county for several years as an assistant in the Assessor's office. Funeral arrangements were in the hands of Furphy Brothers. Mrs. Romero was 76 years old at the time of her death.

Romero, Martha M.
Martha M. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2005 - Martha M. Romero, 94, went to be with the Lord Aug. 9, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. Born July 29, 1911, in Mora, N.M., to Brigido and Rebecca Andrade, who preceded her; along with her loving husband of 72 years, Mack Romero Sr.; daughter, Elizabeth Hall; and son, Patrick Romero. Survived by her children, Mack (Virginia) Romero Jr., Angie Czoske, Bertha Borton, Lou (Meg) Romero, Larry Romero, Haney Romero (Mary-Jo), Sarah Garcia-Herrera (Dave), Marilyn (Richard) Jaeger, Veronica Romero, C.J. Hathaway-Ryan (Charles); special son-in-law, Dale Hall; daughter-in-law, Judie Romero "My Flower Girl"; 22 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; special granddaughter, Raquel Chavez who helped care for her grandma; special friends, Benita Garcia and Tanya Phillips. Martha cherished her family and loved sharing the Gospel with them. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Full Gospel Christian Assembly Church, 1101 E. Seventh St., with Pastor Tony Garcia officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Martha M. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2005 - Martha M. Romero. Also survived by brothers, Phillip (Anne), and Bernie (Cora) Andrade; sister, Tillie Holcomb; and special caregiver and friend, Teresa Chavez. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, and 8 to 11 a.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Full Gospel Christian Assembly Church, 1101 E. Seventh St. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Romero, Martin
Martin Romero – Huerfano World – November 11, 1989 – Martin Romero, 81, died in Walsenburg Nov. 4, 1989, after a brief illness. Born in Las Animas County Apr. 9, 1908, he attended school in the Trinidad area. At an early age, he began working in the coalmines, first in Las Animas County then in Huerfano. He worked for 25 years as a miner then came to Walsenburg in 1946 and started Martin's Grocery Store on West Eighth Street. In 1963, he opened Golden Nugget Bar. He operated both until his retirement for health reasons in 1975. He married the former Julia Medina in Walsenburg Aug. 4, 1930. The couple enjoyed many trips touring almost all of North America. He was a member of St. Mary Church. Survivors include his wife, Julia, Walsenburg; three daughters, G. Delores Charlifue, Pueblo; Margaret Maldonado, Walsenburg; and Lucille Vigil, Arvada; six brothers, Jerry Romero and Ben Romero, Walsenburg; Andy Romero, Solomon Romero, Gregory Romero and Fred Gutierrez, Denver; a sister, Sally Thornton, Denver; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church. Burial will follow in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. J. M. Antle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Romero, Mary C.
Mary C. Romero - Colorado Springs Gazette - December 7, 2006 - Mary C. Romero, 79, dedicated her life to her husband and children. She joined her husband, Max Romero Sr., on Dec. 4, 2006. Visitation will be held at the Divine Redeemer, 1520 E. Yampa on December 12, at 8:00 a.m., Rosary and Mass to follow. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, 1105 S. Hancock Ave. Mary was born February 8, 1927 in Trinidad, CO. Married November 25, 1946 to Max Romero. She is survived by her children Patricia, Max, Richard, and Vicki; two grandchildren, Janelle and Shawna; and two great grandchildren, Carter Cole and Noah Tyler. She is preceded in death, by two brothers, Toby and Ruben and a sister, Ester. Surviving sisters are Mary, Lillian and Lucille. Special thanks to Pikes Peak Care Center of COS. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Odyssey Hospice. Mary was a Daughter, Step Daughter, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grand Mother, Friend (Mom) to all.

Romero, Mary D.
Mary D. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - May 3, 1987 - Mary D. Romero, 79, passed away May 1, 1987, in Pueblo, Colo. Mother of Rose (Vern) Martinez, Eva (Phil) Ruybalid, Minnie (Sandy) Sandoval, all of Pueblo, and Ernest (Marie) Romero of Malaga, Spain. Sister of Lola Wuertenburg of San Angelo, Texas. Also survived by 22 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Fermin Romero, in 1970. Member of St. Francis Xavier Parish and Sociadad Femenil de Proteccion, Consilio 2. Services at Holy Family Church: Recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 3, and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 2570 Begonia. The body will lie in state from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 3, and prior to the Mass Monday.

Romero, Mary E.
Mary E. Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2001 - Age 79, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 8, 2001. Mrs. Romero was a lifetime member of the St. Leander Catholic Church and is remembered for having a true love for God. She enjoyed cooking and many types of handwork, to include, crafts, sewing, quilts and decorative pillows. Preceded in death by her father, Luis Romero and granddaughter, Mandy Gettler. She will always be remembered and loved by her husband of 55 years, Salvador J. Romero; children, Salvador T. (Tina) Romero, Eleanor (Fernando) Trujillo, Mona Martin, Mike (Geraldine) Romero, JoAnn (Ernest) Erskine, Jeannette Romero, Mary Ann (Melvin) Vigil; brothers, Joe (Julia) Romero, Ervin (Lucy) Romero; sister, Delores (Oscar) Orosco; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Also remembered by the granddaughters that she raised as her own, Josette (Dave) Trujillo and Misty. She will also be missed by her beloved dog, "Baby." Viewing to be held 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Monday; celebration of Mass, 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2001. Both services to be held at St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends and relatives at 923 E. Third Street.

Romero, Mauricio Ermey
Mauricio Ermey Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2006 - Mauricio Ermey Romero. Passed away unexpectedly at home Jan. 13, 2006. He was born in Walsenburg in 1923. Preceded in death by his father, Jose Mauricio Romero; mother, Dora D. Romero; one brother; and two sisters. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Dora Romero; his son, Emil (Nancy) Romero; and daughter, Carla Romero; grandchildren, Edward (Diana) Romero, Felicia (Paul) Bueno, Anna (Dennis) Rivera; great-grandchildren, Brandon, his Buckaroo Mark, Sareena, Breeanna, Giovanni, Derik, Dante, Faith and Reese; sisters, Rosella Ybarra and Evelyn (Tom Rodriguez); numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends very dear to him. He served his country proudly as a sergeant in World War II. He retired after 30 years of service as a foreman with the Santa Fe Railroad. He was loved by many and will be sadly missed. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday at Imperial Memorial Chapel, interment following at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Romero, Max
Max Romero – Yuma Pioneer – February 5, 1909 – Deputy Sheriff Carlos Sandoval, who has been on trial at Trinidad charged with the murder of Max Romero, November 8th, while a celebration incident to a wedding at San Miguel, in the eastern part of this county, was acquitted in District Court, the jury being out only fifteen minutes. Sandoval's defense was that the shooting was an accident and occurred while he was trying to quell a disturbance at the dance.

Romero, Max (Mrs.)
Mrs. Max Romero – World Independent – September 17, 1929 - Mrs. Max Romero, 84, died at the family home in North Veta Monday and was buried in the North Veta cemetery yesterday with the Furphy Brothers Undertaking Company in charge.

Romero, Miguel
Miguel "Mike" Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2000 - Miguel "Mike" Romero, age 67, passed away Aug. 28, 2000. Survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Theresa Romero; and his children, Christine Lopez, Pueblo, Michael (Karole) Romero, Aurora, June (Thomas) Lipitz and Vincent (Bertha) Romero, Pueblo, and Caroline (Mona Twocats) Romero of California. Grandpa of Robert (Liz) Lopez, Rebecca (Shawn Sawyer) Lopez, Stephanie, Danielle, Malissa and Vincent Jr. Romero, Christopher Rivera, T.J. Lipitz, Nicole Cerrone, David, Elizabeth O'Dell and Katheryn Poore. Great-grandpa of Clinton and Nathan Lopez. He is also survived by his brother, Louie "Jun" (Elizabeth) Romero, Lakewood; and dear friend, Chris "Sis" Reichert; as well as many other relatives and friends. Mr. Romero is preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Annie Romero; and infant daughter, Ruthie. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Korean Conflict. Mike was retired from the PAD after 30 years of service and had recently retired after 21 years of service from Bluesky Enterprises in transportation. He very much enjoyed transporting his clients, who he thought of often and greatly missed after retirement. He was a member of St. Leander Parish and was a Minister of Christian Service, commissioned in 1978. He loved his many years of parish work and all the people he worked with. He was a member of St. Charles Mesa Senior Citizen Group, the Cursillo in Christianity and Nocturnal Adoration Society, and served as Scout Master for the Boy Scout Troop No. 18 for nine years. In 1995, he and his wife were honored by the American Diabetes Association in Denver for their volunteer work and was a member of the Pueblo Network for Education and Awareness of Diabetes (NEAD). Mike had a great love of life, a wonderful sense of humor, and always had a hug for everyone he met. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. Mike enjoyed his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly and enjoyed spending time with. At his request, cremation, Almont Crematory. Rosary, Thursday, 7 p.m., and memorial Mass, Friday, 10 a.m., St. Leander Church. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery, with full military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Romero, Mike
Mike Romero – World Independent – February 26, 1935 – Career of Indian Taken from Camp at Age of 1 Ends – Mike Romero Taken from Navajo Camp and Later Ran Away – Death last night ended the eventful career of Mike Romero, 79-year-old full-blooded Navajo Indian taken from a Navajo camp at the age of one year, by Juan de Jesus Romero, late Huerfano county resident, from whose home here Mike ran away at the age of twelve to return to his own people. Romero, whose real name was never known, was taken from a Navajo camp in the days when the Indians still fought for their lands west of the Mississippi river. He rejoined them in New Mexico 1868, and helped them in the losing battle to retain their claim to their land. While with his own people, Romero married and later lost his wife. With his last tie gone among the Indians, he returned to Walsenburg twelve years ago, at the age of 67, to take care of his foster sister, Mrs. Dorothy Quintana, daughter of Juan de Jesus Romero. Besides Mrs. Quintana, Romero is survived by a nephew, Joe Quintana, and a niece, Mrs. Dan Maes, both children of Mrs. Quintana. The family resides on west Fourth St. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Furphy Brothers.

Romero, Mileton
Mileton Romero – Walsenburg World – June 3, 1921 – Found Dead in the Walsen Mine Tuesday. Mileton Romero, a one-legged man who was employed as a pumper at the Walsen Mine, was found dead at the (unreadable) in the mine on Tuesday. A post mortem examination was held at the (unreadable) undertaking parlors by Dr. Durnell, the county coroner, and it was decided that his death was from (unreadable) causes and that no coroner's inquest would be necessary.

Romero, Mira Sisneros
Mira Sisneros Romero – Pueblo Indicator – May 3, 1913 – Dorato Gonzales, Jose Clay, and Tomi Rico have been arrested charged with complicity in the murder of Mrs. Mira Sisneros Romero, shot in her home in Tercio.

Romero, Moises
Moises Romero - Pueblo Chieftain & Star Journal - April 8, 1981 - Moises Romero, late of Littleton, formerly of Pueblo, died April 3. Survived by 4 daughters, 3 sons, 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. CF&I retiree. Rivera.

Romero, Moises Miguel
Moises Miguel Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 1999 - Moises Miguel Romero, 70, passed away Feb. 9, 1999, at Parkview Hospital following a lengthy illness. A Pueblo resident for the past 50 years, Mr. Romero was born in Las Vegas, N.M., on Sept. 4, 1928. He was a retired master plumber for School District 60 and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II where he received the World War II Victory Medal. He graduated from Highlands University of New Mexico with a degree in auto mechanics. Served as Executive Board Member of Labors International Union of North America Local 578. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and playing billiard pool and fishing. Preceded in death by his parents, Pablo and Celestina (Padilla) Romero- brothers, Margarito Garcia, Thomas Romero and Juan Garcia- sisters, Agnes Aragon and Deluvina Roybal- sons-in-law, James E. Ortiviz and Robert G. Martinez- and grandson, Gary Moises Romero II. Mr. Romero leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Cindy Crespin Romero- children, Betty (Steve Carvzo) Romero, Sally (Phil Lopez) Romero, Moises (Robin) Romero, Gary (Audrey) Romero Sr. and Judy (Robert) Saldana- siblings, James (Florence) Garcia and Clorinda (Louie) Ortega- grandchildren, Annette (Andrew) Saldana, Steven Cortez, Gary Romero Jr., Anthony Martinez, Jamy Romero, Ashley Romero and Jazmin Romero- and great-grandchildren, Andrew Saldana and Angelique Saldana- and numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and many friends. At Mr. Romero's request, cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. today, St. Leander Catholic Church, Rev. Edward Nunez, celebrant. Full military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Diabetes Foundation. Family will receive friends at 1629 E. River St.

Romero, Mona M.
Mona M. Romero - Huerfano World - June 8, 2000 - Mona M. Romero, 51, of Walsenburg, died May 31, 2000 at her home following a lengthy illness. Born Aug. 11, 1948 in Walsenburg to Julian and Anita Neerman Cerda, she was a member of St. Mary Church. She married Joe Romero Dec. 10, 1966. Survivors include her husband, Joe, Walsenburg; daughters, Susan Velasquez, Walsenburg and Sharon Romero, Pueblo; a son, Joe Romero II, Walsenburg; two brothers, Bob Cerda, Walsenburg and Alex Cerda, Rawlings, WY. Funeral mass was from St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial was in Upper Huerfano-Gardner Cemetery.

Romero, Mrs.
Mrs. ??? Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 1929 - The remains of Mrs. ???? Romero will be forwarded tonight by T. G. McCarthy and Sons to Montrose, Colorado for interment. Her two sons, Henry and Rudolph Romero will accompany the body. (Mrs. Max Romero?)

Romero, Odelia
Odelia Romero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2002 - Odelia Romero, 82, of Mansfield, Texas, originally of Walsenburg, went home to be with the Lord March 22, 2002. Born Aug. 24, 1919, in Cucharas, Colo. She was preceded in death by her spouse, Albert "Butter" Romero; one son, Robert Romero; parents, Juan Isidro and Ascencion Maria Romero; one brother, Joe Romero; and one sister, Reynalda Bustos. Survived by her sons, Don "Butter" (Viola) Romero, Pueblo West, Albert (Elizabeth) Romero, Las Cruces, N.M., and Michael (Judy) Romero, Santee, Calif.; daughter, Kathleen (John) Williams, Mansfield, Texas; sister, Ho