The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Vaccaro, Josephine
Josephine Vaccaro - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 1997 - Josephine Vaccaro born May 16, 1908, in Napoleonville, La., went to be with the Lord on July 27, 1997. Preceded in death by her husband, Joe Vaccaro- mother and father, Lillian and Salvatore Sciortino- sister, Mary Amore- brothers, Sam and Charles Sciortino- and infant granddaughter, Annette Vaccaro. Survived by her sons, Sam (Dolores) Vaccaro, Joseph (JoAnn) Vaccaro- brother, Joe (Rosalie) Sciortino- sister, Lena Accamando, Houston, Texas- sisters-in-law, Rose Sciortino, Katie Sciortino, San Diego, Calif. - and brother-in-law, Russell Vaccaro, Italy. She is also survived by five grandchildren- six great-grandchildren- numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Vaccaro worked as a cook for 30 years before her retirement. Rosary, Wednesday, July 30, 1997, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Thurs day, July 31, 1997, 10 a.m., Our Lady of the Assumption Church with Rev. Ervin J. Schmitt, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends following the rosary. The family would also like to thank the caring staff at Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Life Care Center of Pueblo. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial do nations may be made in her name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, Colo., 81004, or in care of the funeral home office.

Vachon, A. W.
A. W. Vachon – Durango Democrat – October 15, 1904 – Former Durangoite Suicides – Trinidad, Colo., Oct. 14. – A. W. Vachon, special agent of the New York Life Insurance company, blew off the top of his head with a six-shooter in a local rooming house at 5 o'clock this evening.  Vachon had been here four months, coming from Durango.  No cause is given for the act.  Durango Democrat – November 19, 1904 – Story of What Happened to Barela – Pueblo, Nov. 18. – Coroner B. B. Sipe of Trinidad was in Pueblo today looking after some of the personal effects of A. W. Vachon, the New York Life insurance agent who committed suicide in the southern metropolis on October 14.  Mr. Sipe has been appointed administrator of the estate of the deceased, and having learned that the suicide had shipped some of his personal effects to Pueblo only a few days before he took his own life, he is here to secure the belongings of the dead man. Durango Democrat – January 31, 1905 – Report is current that a fortune of considerable amount was recently left by a relative in Canada to A. W. Vachon, who ran a tailoring establishment in the stand now occupied by Teiss Bros. The unfortunate young man went "daffy" over a woman and committed suicide in Trinidad a little over two months ago.

Vadnal, Albert M.
Albert M. "Zona" Vadnal - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 1986 - Albert M. "Zona" Vadnal of 431 Quincy, Oct. 3, 1986. Brother of Anna (Glen) Curtis, Pueblo West; Elsie (Bill) Brazier, Gladys Marino and Edward Vadnal, all of Pueblo. Survived also by numerous nieces and nephews. A lifelong Pueblo resident and member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Vadnal worked at the old Pueblo Air Base and then retired as a butcher from Alpha Beta Packing Co. He was a member of KSKJ, St. Joseph Lodge No. 7, and Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE). Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food.

Vadnal, Lucille Caroline
Lucille Caroline Vadnal - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2004 - Lucille Caroline Vadnal, of Youngtown Ariz., 93, passed away on April 5, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Joe Vadnal; mother, Louise Melito; sister, Kay Vandervalk; brothers, James Melito, Johnny, Adolph and Fred Fair. Survived by her children, Barbara Brandt and Kenneth Vadnal also of Youngtown Ariz.; brother Tony Melito of Pueblo, Liz Marcelja of Pueblo; grandchildren Calvin Brandt of Phoenix, Kevin (Stacey) Vadnal of Dallas, Kelly (Jon) Cline of Phoenix; great-grandchildren, KC, Kayla, Kolton and Kendra Vadnal of Dallas, Jordan, Jensen and Joshua Cline of Phoenix, also numerous nieces and nephews. Lucy was born and raised in Pueblo, but moved to Youngtown Ariz. in 1985. She worked as a cook at the Minnequa Club, Elks Club and The Pueblo Country Club. Lucy was loved by all and will be dearly missed. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Vail, Betty
Elizabeth Meredith Mason Vail - Huerfano World - September 25, 2003 - Elizabeth Meredith Mason Vail died Sept. 17, 2003 in Colorado Springs. Elizabeth (Betty) was born in 1922 to Dr. Verne R. Mason and Lucy Ginn Mason in Los Angeles, CA. As a student and member of the Delta Gamma Sorority at UCLA, Betty studied pre-medicine and met Thomas Vail, "the love of her life." They were married Feb. 21, 1942, just two and a half months after Pearl Harbor and the beginning of World War II. Betty and Tom raised five children in Altadena, CA, and in 1967 moved to the La Veta area and entered into the cattle business. Betty was active in La Veta Garden Club and the Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs. She was a devoted Christian and mother. Elizabeth Meredith Mason Vail is survived by her children, Lucy Murphy, Tom Vail, Jr. (Janice), Sadie Jacobs, Juanita Vail Bailey (Gary) and Mark Vail (Susie); 15 grandchildren, Meredith, Krista, Felicia, Thaddeus, Mark, Amber, Jena, Jennifer, Juanita, Rachael, Mary, Sarah, Kendra, John and Rose; 20 great-grandchildren; a brother, Verne R. Mason, Jr. (Patricia); and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; infant brother, John; and her husband, Thomas Edward Vail.

Vail, David William Sr.
David William "Bill" Vail Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2005 - David William "Bill" Vail Sr., 80, was born Feb. 6, 1925, in Pueblo, and died Dec. 21, 2005, in Pueblo. Survived by his wife, Virginia Daniels Vail; children, Bill (Kathy) Vail Jr., Pueblo, and Patricia Maltsberger, Gardner, Colo.; brothers, Ralph E. Vail and Charles Alden Vail, Pueblo; sister, Ruth (Kenneth) Myers, Midwest City, Okla.; grandchildren, Chanda and Rose Maltsberger, Pueblo, Jaya and Ginny Maltsberger, Gardner, Tyler D. Vail, Denver, and Tiffany Vail, Newport Beach, Calif.; also survived by former wife and mother of the children, Frances Vail; special friend, Chris Reid; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Flora Bell and Charles E. Vail; brothers, John and James Vail; sisters, Nell Hudson and Lois Hopper. Bill was an alumnus of Pueblo Central High School Class of 1943 and Pueblo Junior College. Bill served in the U.S. Navy Armed Guard Unit during WWII. He worked as a jobber and distributor for The Pueblo Star Journal and Chieftain for 43 years, 1948-1991. Bill was a member of Christ Congregational Church, Elks Lodge BPO Elks No. 90, and Eagles Lodge FOE 45. Bill loved family activities, traveling, golfing, skiing, camping, square and ballroom dancing and all music. Bill was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was blessed with the talent, wit, and energy to make all occasions fun and special for his family and friends. He had an unusually close rapport with his grandchildren and all young people because he was so young at heart himself. Many thanks for the wonderful care Bill received from the Sangre de Cristo Hospice staff, especially Charity and Debbie. Also, the special care provided by Heather Castro. Deepest appreciation to Bill's friend, Frank Davied, for his loving care and support. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, Christ Congregational Church, 1003 Liberty Lane, with Pastor Faye Gallegos officiating. Private inurnment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Bill to Christ Congregational Church or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Vail, Floreine P.
Floreine P. Vail - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2005 - Floreine P. Vail, 90, passed away Jan. 27, 2005. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Vail. Survived by son, William J. (Vi) Stoops; and daughter, Linda R. (Tom) Hart; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. At her request, cremation has taken place. A private graveside service for the family will be held at a later date.

Vail, John F.
John F. Vail – Pueblo Indicator – July 1, 1939 – Former Puebloan Died At Denver – John F. Vail, formerly of this city and who did a great deal in the promotion of important business enterprises, died at Denver, June 27, after an illness extending over a month. He led the campaign in the building of the Vail Hotel and was at the head of the traction company. He also was prominent in organizing the Pueblo Businessmen's association, and was regarded here as a real business leader.

Vail, Thomas E.
Thomas E. Vail - Huerfano World - December 9, 1993 - Thomas E. Vail died Thursday, Dec. 2,1 993 in his La Veta home. Born in the Tucson, AZ, area, he lived on the historic Empire Ranch. He was married to Betty Mason Feb. 21, 1942. He served in the US Navy during World War II. After the war, he graduated with a BS degree in electrical engineering from Cal Tech and worked in the newly emerging radar industry. He designed and built the Quad Radar, a homing system for landing aircraft. In 1967, Mr. Vail and his family moved to a ranch in the La Veta area and entered the cattle business. Survivors include by his wife, Betty, La Veta; his children, Lucy, Tom Jr., Sadie, Juanita and Mark and 15 grandchildren. Funeral service was Monday from First Baptist Church in La Veta. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Valadaz, Jose
Jose Valadaz – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Jose Valadaz is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Jose Valadaz: Mexican, age 25, married with one surviving child. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp.  Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Valadez, Pedro R.
Pedro "Pete" R. Valadez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 2006 - Pedro "Pete" R. Valadez, 74, of Pueblo, born July 8, 1931, in Juno, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 27, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents, Abundio and Concepcion Valadez; stepsons, Robert Servantez and Richard Suarez; and grandson, Ronald Hernandez. Survived by his loving wife, Molly Valadez; children, Eddie Valadez and Rhonda (Gerald) Padilla; stepchildren, Sally (John) Hernandez and Tom (Betty) Suarez; brother, Ray Valadez; sister, Tulis Valadez; grandchildren, Deann (Dennis), Latisha (Adrian), Delmarie, Jacob, Charlene (Mike), Marie and Frankie; great-grandchildren, Brian Jr., Jerry, Cavenaugh and Lynneah, Zachary and Jayde; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Viewing, noon to 7 p.m. today, with prayer service to follow at Romero Chapel. Funeral Service 10 a.m. Friday, West Street Baptist Church, 1001 West St. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Church Hall after burial. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Pete to the Rhonda Padilla account at Sun West Educational Credit Union, 4141 Sovereign Circle.

Valdes, Eladio Pedro
Eladio "Larry" Pedro Valdes - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 25, 2009 - Eladio "Larry" Pedro Valdes passed away on June 22, 2009, at the age of 88. He was born on May 8, 1921 in Chama, Colorado, to Juan and Pablita Valdes. Eladio was a farmer in Chama, CO and carpenter for many years with Carpenters Local Union 515 in Colorado Springs. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Lisaida Martinez Valdes, son Philip and daughter Percilla Adams. Eladio valued his family, friends and believed in living life to its fullest. He was a good husband, father, grandfather and brother. He is survived by his children Cecilia Maass, Lawrence Valdes, Carmella Vaglica, Bernadette Lease, Tomas Valdes and Sandra Sanders. Also survived by sisters Bella Southward, Mary Ann Rivera and Lillian Kulikauskas along with 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: Friday June 26, 2009 at Cappadona Funeral Home - 1020 E. Fillmore Street, Colorado Springs, CO. 80907 Viewing 5-7 p.m. and Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Saturday June 27, 2009 - Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Chama, CO 81040 at 12:00 p.m. followed by burial in Chama Cemetery.

Valdetero-Carty, Sharoyn Gwen
Sharoyn Gwen Valdetero-Carty - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 2003 - Sharoyn Gwen Valdetero-Carty, 49, of Parker, Colo., formerly of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 3, 2003 in Parker. Born Nov. 22, 1953 to Glenn and Alice Valdetero in Telluride, Colo. Graduated from East High School, 1971, in Pueblo. Was an Associate Partner with Accenture. Enjoyed traveling, cruises, bowling and was an avid reader. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and was a strong contributor to various charities and families in need. Sharoyn was the strength of our family. Survivors include daughter Marsha (Troy) McDermott, Parker, parents Glenn and Alice Valdetero, Florissant, sisters Donna Valdetero, Castle Rock, Janelle (Mike) Underriner, Littleton, brothers Jerry (Barbara Ann) Valdetero, Nampa, Idaho, Gary Valdetero, Parker, granddaughters Kayla, Shelby and Alexis of Parker. Memorial service Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, 4 p.m. at Parker Baptist Church, 4391 W. Parker Road, Parker, Colo.

Valdez, Abel Eugene
Abel Eugene Valdez – Caρon City Daily Record – September 1, 2005 - Abel Eugene Valdez of Longmont died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at Exempla Good Samaritan Hospital in Lafayette. He was 56. He was born in Walsenburg to Max and Juanita (Vasquez) Valdez on July 7, 1949. Mr. Valdez grew up in Walsenburg and graduated from Walsenburg High School. After having moved to Erie from California in 1975, Mr. Valdez married Janis Jaramillo on June 10, 1976. They moved from Lafayette to Longmont in 1988. Mr. Valdez previously worked at Ball Aerospace and was currently employed as custodian at the Boulder Mental Health Center. He was a member of the Longmont Seventh-day Adventist Church, serving as a deacon in the church. Mr. Valdez was devoted to his family and volunteered at the Applewood Living Center, reading and singing to the residents. He was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Valdez; and a sister, Maxine Valdez. Mr. Valdez is survived by his wife of Longmont; two sons, Eugene Valdez of Walsenburg and Jesus Martinez and his wife Randi of Longmont; three daughters, Jeanette Morales and her husband Ramon, Tasa Valdez and Petra Alarcon, all of Longmont; his father, Max Valdez of Longmont; a brother, William Valdez of Longmont; a sister, Alvina Valdez of Redwood City, Calif.; and seven grandchildren, Steven Morales, Dustin Martinez, Moriah Martinez, Rebecca Morales, Jesus Martinez Jr., Joshua Martinez and Jacob Martinez. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel with family present to greet friends. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Longmont Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1712 Mountain View Ave., with the Revs. Jerry Nowack and Ben Lieblt officiating. Cremation will take place at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory with inurnment at Foothills Gardens of Memory at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2. Memorial contributions may be made to the Abel Valdez Fund and sent in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry St., Longmont 80501. VALDEZ, Abel Eugene, 56, of Longmont passed away Aug. 29, at Exempla Good Samaritan Hospital in Lafayette. Visitation 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel with family present to greet friends. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Longmont Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1712 Mountain View Ave. Cremation will follow services at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Inurnment 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Foothills Gardens of Memory. Memorial contributions may be made to the Abel Valdez fund and sent in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel.

Valdez, Abel Oscar
Abel Oscar Valdez - Huerfano World - June 11, 1992 - Rosary for Abel Oscar Valdez, 77, of Walsenburg was at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Valdez died June 8, 1992, in Huerfano County Medical Center after a brief illness. Born Mar. 29, 1915, in Walsenburg, he attended school in Gardner where he was raised and worked on several area farms. He was a school bus driver during the 1940's and a self-employed auto mechanic for many years. Survivors include his wife, Lillian Aragon, Walsenburg; his children, Jay Valdez and Peggy Smith, both of Pueblo, Randy Valdez and David Aragon, both of Walsenburg and Val Quintana, Tucson, AZ; five brothers, Raymond Valdez, Pueblo, Tony Valdez and Joe Valdez, Colorado Springs, Ned Valdez and Willy Valdez, Walsenburg; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Cremation. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Valdez, Adelaide
Adelaide Valdez - Alamosa Independent Journal - August 20, 1903 - Juan Chavez, who had been in the county jail at Trinidad for several weeks charged with the murder of Adelaide Valdez, committed suicide by taking poison on the 16th instant.

Valdez, Adeline
Adeline Valdez - Rocky Mountain News - March 13, 2001 - Adeline Valdez, 72, of Las Animas died March 9. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Mrs. Valdez was born in Walsenburg on June 3, 1928. She married Fred Valdez, 1983. Survivors include her husband; sons Ernie Bobian of Denver, Joe Vialpando of Las Animas; daughters Evelyn Gallegos and Aleida Gomez, both of Las Animas, Virginia Salazar of Walsenburg; sister Nora Hurtado of Greeley; 11 grandchildren; many great- grandchildren.

Valdez, Adrianna Lucille
Adrianna Lucille Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2005 - Adrianna Lucille Valdez, 18, was called by God on Friday, Oct. 21, 2005. Adrianna was born Dec. 19, 1986, in Colorado Springs, Colo. She is survived by her loving parents, Roland Valdez, Pueblo, Colo., and Marie and Stuart Holm, Puyallup, Wash.; stepsister, Shannon Holm, Puyallup, Wash.; paternal grandfather, Evan A. Valdez, San Luis, Colo.; maternal grandmother, Dolores Bentley, Pueblo, Colo.; special aunt and godmother, Cathy (Richard) Wojcik, Pueblo, Colo. She also is survived by many other family members and friends who loved her dearly, especially her two cousins, Andrew and Kevin, Pueblo, Colo. Her maternal grandfather, Robert D. Bentley; paternal grandmother, Louisa Valdez; and Simon, her pet Sheltie, who preceded Adrianna in death. Adrianna graduated from Puyallup High School in June 2005. She was currently attending Pierce Community College in Puyallup, Wash. Adrianna enjoyed being with her family and friends, listening to music, watching movies, getting manicures/pedicures with her mom and loved working at Azteca Restaurant in Tacoma, Wash. She will be remembered and missed by all. Memorial service was held Tuesday, Oct. 25 in Puyallup, Wash. Rosary, 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Friday, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Burial to follow at Imperial Gardens Cemetery. A memorial fund has been set up in her name at CSCU, 3010 E. Willamette Place, Colorado Springs, CO, 80909.

Valdez, Anthony James
Anthony James Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 2002 - Anthony James Valdez, 36, departed this life Nov. 4, 2002, in Ogden, Utah. A lifetime Pueblo resident, he formerly worked for the Colorado Highway Department. Graduated from Pueblo County High School in 1984, he enjoyed the great outdoors and fishing. Survived by his parents, George and Toni (Vigil) Valdez of Boone; children, Julia Valdez Dominguez, Ogden, Utah, Daniel Domingez, Denver, Anthony Jr., and Vincent Valdez both of Boone; siblings, Vivian (Ted) Valdez-Hall, Vineland, Richard (Jarnee) Valdez, Temecula, Calif., George (Lori) Valdez, Broomfield, Colo., Frank (Michael Davis) Valdez, Denver, Colo. Preceded in death by his grandparents; also an infant child. Both services Sacred Heart Catholic Church Avondale. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday. Rev. Maurice O. Gallagher celebrant. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery Avondale. The Valdez family will receive friends in Sacred Heart community hall following the burial rites. In lieu of flowers, a fund has been set up at Pueblo Bank & Trust Co. for the Valdez children's education. - Anthony James Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 2002 - Anthony James Valdez. Anthony was very instrumental in surveying the property and engineered the construction of the foundation for the St. Francis of Assisi Family Chapel in Boone, which was dedicated by Bishop Tafoya, and retired Bishop Buswell in June 2000. Anthony was preceded in death by an infant brother. He is also survived by his godparents, Robert and Orlinda Vigil of Kerns, Utah, and John Ambri of Pueblo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale, Rev. Maurice O. Gallagher, celebrant. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery. The Valdez family will receive friends at Sacred Heart community hall following the burial rites.

Valdez, Arthur
Arthur Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2002 - Arthur Valdez, 62, passed away April 4, 2002. Preceded in death by his father, Ben Valdez; father-in-law, Joe Montoya; sons, Arthur R. Valdez and Larry Mondragon. Survived by his wife, Sylvia; mother, Rose Valdez; mother-in-law, Mary Montoya; son, Lloyd (MaryAnn Martinez) Mondragon; daughters, Cathy (James) Michopoulos and Jackie (Bob LaCrue) Vigil; numerous brothers and sisters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arthur enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren, as well as Punkin and Janessa. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday and funeral, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst, Pueblo, CO, in his memory.

Valdez, Arthur
Arthur Valdez - Walsenburg World – December 24, 1928 - Arthur Valdez, seven months and 22 day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Valdez, died December 22, and was buried December 23 at the Sandoval cemetery.

Valdez, Beatrice M.
Beatrice M. Valdez - Huerfano world - May 30, 1991 - Beatrice Maria Rita Valdez of Walsenburg, died May 25, 1991, in Huerfano County Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was 78. Born in Aguilar, May 13, 1913, she was a member of El Club Hispano Americano de Madras, La Sociedad de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe and La Confederacion Mutualista Mexicana EHA Americana. Survivors include her husband, Henry Valdez, Walsenburg; three daughters, Gloria Tennis, Walsenburg, Patricia Valdez, Lubbock, TX, and Henrietta Perkins, Belton, TX; three brothers, Henry Marquez, Joe E. Marquez and Ben E. Marquez, all of Aguilar; two sisters, Alice Mitchell, Sidney, NE, and Dora Lucern, Rocky Ford; three grandsons, numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary was Wednesday from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Funeral service will be Thursday (today) from St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Trinidad at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 322 Pennsylvania Avenue in Walsenburg. Comi Funeral Home in Trinidad is in charge of arrangements.

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

Valdez, Ben G.
Ben G. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 1999 - Ben G. Valdez, 82, passed away Dec. 22, 1999. Preceded in death by two daughters, one grandson, two sons-in-law, one brother, and his parents. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Rose Valdez; sons, Henry (Cecilia), Arthur (Sylvia), James (MaryAnn), John (RoseMary), Dave (Priscilla), Joseph (Isabelle), Daniel (Sharon); daughters, Erma (Allan) Phillips, Lucille (Fred) Martinez, Patricia (Joe Raymond) Ayala, Nancy (Ken) Mestas, JoAnna (Chris) Vigil; also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews; and three sisters, Mary Aragon, Dominga Avila and Rita Baca. Ben retired from CF&I in 1978 and was a member of Local 2102. Visitation Sunday, noon-5 p.m., and Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rosary Monday, 7 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass Tuesday, 10 a.m., Our Lady of Assumption Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at the home of Rose Valdez.

Valdez, Benerito
Benerito Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 1999 - Benerito Valdez, 56, passed away Nov. 2, 1999. Born on Oct. 6, 1943, in Walsenburg. Survived by his mother, Dolores Martinez; aunt, Stephanie Garcia; cousins, Stella Leyba, Tom (Jane) Garcia; other relatives and friends. At Ben's request, no services to cremation.

Valdez, Benjamin
Benjamin Valdez – Huerfano World – April 27, 2006 – Benjamin Valdez, 78, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 21, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Filomena Valdez; 3 brothers; and 2 sisters. Survived by his loving wife, Bernice Valdez; children, Sharon (Alberto Romero) Valdez, Joe (Terri) Valdez and Dean (Patricia) Valdez; brother, Joe Valdez; sisters, Ernestine DeHerrera, Frances (Ross) Cruz, Flora Montana, Liz Tenorio and Eleanor Vialpando; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Viewing Friday from 12-1 p.m. and Funeral Service to follow at 1 p.m., Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after service. Military Honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Valdez, Bernardo (Mrs.)
Mrs. Bernardo Valdez – Akron Weekly Pioneer Press – March 20, 1903 – On the 12th instant Bernardo Valdez, a miner near Hastings, Las Animas County, found his wife in a room with another man and killed her by cutting her throat with a razor.  Valdez was arrested.  He is about twenty-five years of age and his wife was twenty-two.  They had been married but five months.

Valdez, Bonifacio
Bonifacio Valdez - Huerfano World - September 10, 1992 - Bonifacio "Bonnie" D. Valdez, died Sunday, August 30, 1992 in Hayward, CA. He was 71. Born in Redwing in 1921 on the family ranch, he served in the military in Korea. He had lived in California for several years. Survivors include his wife, Anna Marie, Hayward; two daughters, Gail Bevilacqua, Dublin, CA; and Linda Sepulveda, Modesto, CA a sister, Dolores Manzanares, Walsenburg; a son, Daniel Valdez, Hayward; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Valdez, C.
C. Valdez - Brandon Bell - October 17, 1913 - Strikers Report Mine Guard Killed - Trinidad - According to Adolph Gerner, in charge of the United Mine Workers at Walsenburg, C. Valdez, a guard at the Cameron mine, was killed by a Hungarian strikebreaker.

Valdez, Charles B.
Charles B. Valdez - Huerfano World - April 16, 1998 - Charles B. Valdez, 78, of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died July 13, 1998 in Denver. Born Nov. 4, 1919 in Turkey Creek to Esmel and Madilene Vialpando Valdez, he was married to Estella Cortez Valdez who died in 1991. Mr. Valdez was a member of the VFW, having served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was proud to have met Gen. Patton. He was a member of the Catholic Church. Survivors include three children, Gene Valdez, Rudy Valdez and Grace Martinez, all of Denver; brothers and sisters, Emilo, Robert and Christelda; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service from Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Gardner at 1 p.m. Thursday (today). Graveside service by the Fort Carson Burial Team. Burial in Valdez Cemetery in Turkey Creek.

Valdez, Charles Eugene
Charles Eugene Valdez - Cadillac News - September 28, 2004 - Cadillac, MI - Charles Eugene Valdez of Copemish died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004 at Munson Hospice House. He was 74. He was born in Redwing, Colo. to Petrolino and Margaret (Garcia) Valdez on June 14, 1930. He married Shirley Berry on Oct. 25, 1952 in Detroit. She preceded him in death in May 1995. Mr. Valdez was very interested in pig roasts for special events and parties. He also enjoyed farming, taking care of his cows and pigs and general merriment. He was a hard worker and while in the Detroit area, he was employed by General Motors for 17 years. He also was a Korean War veteran and earned a purple heart. Survivors include daughters, Donna Valdez of Traverse City, Deborah (Ronald) O'Dette of Cadillac and Barbara Valdez of Wellston; eight grandchildren, Shane Gabier, Montel Gabier, Chelsea Gunnerson, Kevin Evens, Tigran Valdez, Jory Bailey, Jade Bolthouse and Olivia Bolthouse; and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Shirley, he was preceded in death by his parents, Petrolino and Margaret; and brother, Floyd Valdez. Services are 3 p.m. Wednesday at Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City with Floyd Valdez officiating. Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mesick-Sherman Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Munson Hospice House in Traverse City.

Valdez, Charlie R.
Charlie R. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 1986 - Charlie R. Valdez, late of Colorado Springs, died July 18, 1986. Husband of Nicki Valdez and father of Lori Ann Becerra. Grandfather of Mario Becerra and a brother of Maria Velasquez of Ogden, Utah. Also survived by nephew, Ben Castro, as well as other nephews and nieces. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Recitation of the rosary, 7 pm Sunday at Rivera Chapel. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at St. Joseph Church. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family at 1213 Bohmen.

Valdez, Chris A.
Chris A. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 1999 - Chris A. Valdez, longtime Pueblo resident, passed away on Dec. 14, 1999, in Oviedo, Fla. He was 86. Chris was born on July 30, 1913, in Metcalf, Ariz. He graduated from Central High School, Pueblo, in 1933. He married Stella Espinoza of Walsenburg in May 1941. Chris served in the U.S. Army during World War II, earning four Bronze Stars and the Arrowhead Bronze for battles and campaigns in northern and central Europe. Chris was employed by Colorado Fuel & Iron Corp. for many years. He was active in the United Steelworkers Union Local 2102 at CF&I and served as union president for nine years. Chris was active in St. Francis Xavier parish in Pueblo and in the Pueblo community. He retired in 1975 and lived in Long Beach, Calif., and St. Louis, Mo., before moving to Oviedo, Fla., 13 years ago. He is survived by his wife, Stella Valdez; his son, Richard Valdez of Longmont; and his daughter, Christine Nicola of Oviedo. He also had two grandchildren living in St. Louis, Marissa and Mark Valdez, and two living in Oviedo, Kelly and Kevin Nicola. A memorial Mass will be held on Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. at the St. Francis Xavier Church in Pueblo. His remains will be buried at Imperial Gardens Cemetery in Pueblo at a private service.

Valdez, Claudio
Claudio "Claude" Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 1999 - Claudio "Claude" Valdez, 79, resident of Security, passed away Aug. 19, 1999,at Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs. Born on Jan. 25, 1920, in El Rito, N.M., served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Member of VFW Post 61 in Pueblo, Holy Family Catholic Church, and Knights of Columbus, both in Security. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Josephine Archuleta Valdez-children, Anthony (Cindy) Valdez, Mary Jane (Charles) Newsome, Annette (James) Zell, all of Colorado Springs, Bernice (Andrew) Esquibel, Pueblo- two sisters-two brothers- 11 grandchildren- 13 great-grandchildren- other relatives and friends. Both services, Holy Family Catholic Church, Security. Rosary vigil, 7p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Rev. Dan Ayers, celebrant. Full military honors by Fort Carson Honor Guard at graveside Evergreen Cemetery.

Valdez, Daniel
Daniel Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2003 - Daniel Valdez, 52, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 26, 2003. Born on March 19, 1950, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his father, Anthony F. Valdez. Survived by his wife, Myrian Valdez; mother, Beatrice Valdez; children, Danell, James, Steve; stepsons, Endrik and Brian; brothers, Anthony (Loretta) Valdez, Richard (Jennie) Valdez, Rudy (Mary Ann) Valdez; sisters, Rosalie (Elmer) Patterson, Shirley (Ernie) Williams, Nadine (Gilbert) Chavez; godsons, Adrian Martinez and Jimmy Chavez Jr. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. Dan graduated from Centennial High School, after graduation he attended the University of Southern Colorado. In 1971, he joined the U.S. Navy. He resided in Denver, Colo., where he retired from Gates Rubber Co. after 26 loyal years. Enjoying his retirement as a broker/associate at Elite Real Estate Group. Dan was a loving son, brother, husband, father and friend who was always sharing his time. He will be sadly missed. Viewing, 1 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel. Prayer Service, 7 p.m. Thursday and funeral service 10 a.m. Friday, both at Good Shepherd Church. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Good Shepherd Church Hall after interment. Military honors by the Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team.

Valdez, Daniel J.
Daniel J. Valdez - Huerfano World - January 24, 1991 - Memorial service for Huerfano native, Daniel J. Valdez, who died Jan. 2, 1991, in Phoenix, AZ, will be Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Mr. Valdez was cremated and his ashes will be buried in Valdez Cemetery east of Walsenburg following the service. Born Sept. 8, 1909, in Walsenburg, he is survived by two sons, Arthur Valdez, Phoenix and Leroy Valdez, Pueblo, two daughters, Irene Valdez, Albuquerque, NM, and Rose Magana, Phoenix; three brothers, Jacob Valdez, Denver, Leo Valdez, Pueblo and Max Valdez, Walsenburg; one sister, Frances Martinez, Albuquerque; grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Valdez, Dustin Jade
Dustin Jade Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 2002 - Dustin Jade Valdez, 18, of Pueblo, Colo., died Aug. 3, 2002. He is survived by his parents, Jenifer Partin and Mike Partin; sister, Brandee Valdez; grandparents, Jerry and Betty Breshears; nephew, Shaddon Valdez; cousin, Jeremy Masters and wife Torre and son Matthew; and numerous friends and relatives. Dustin loved Choco Tacos and traveling on his motorcycle, especially to Sturgis. He loved life and women, and was a great son and wonderful brother, uncle and best friend. His family will miss him beyond words. Life without him will never be the same. Cremation by Roselawn Cemetery & Funeral Home. Outside memorial service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, Roselawn Cemetery.

Valdez, Eddie J.
Eddie J. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1999 - Eddie J. Valdez, 71, passed away Dec. 9, 1999, in Pueblo. Mr. Valdez was born in Center, Colo., on May 14, 1928, a son of the late Pete and Raynaldita Arellano Valdez. Eddie is survived by his wife, Tee Cisneros Valdez. They were married Feb. 22, 1942. Also survived by six children, Paul Martinez, St. George, Utah, Silvie Valdez, N. Salt Lake City, Utah, Rayna Espinoza, St. George, Utah, Amiel Valdez, San Diego, Duane Valdez, Salt Lake City and Davidanne Guiterrez, Pueblo West; three sisters, Annie Alire, Rose Lynn and Elouise Estes, all of Denver; one brother, Gil Valdez of Cerritos, Calif.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He raised granddaughters Annette Martinez, Gina Escobar and Melissa Martinez; great-grandchildren Ricky Martinez, Mike Mathews and Felecia Martinez. Preceded in death by sons Alex Cisneros and Eddie Valdez. Mr. Valdez was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired building manager/inspector at the federal buildings in Ogden and St. George, Utah, retiring after 34 years of service. He was also an evangelist. Visitation, 4-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, and funeral services, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, both at Roselawn Cemetery Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Valdez, Effie
Effie Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 2000 - Effie Valdez, 95, went to be with the Lord Jan. 1, 2000, in Pueblo. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, noon Wednesday, St. Francis Church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Valdez, Elidia Mae Aragon
Elidia "Lily" Mae Aragon Valdez - Huerfano World - January 11, 2001 - Elidia "Lily" Mae Aragon Valdez, 73, of Walsenburg, went to be with the Lord Jan. 5, 2001. She was born Dec. 14, 1927, in Walsenburg to the late Frederico and Margarita Martinez Aragon. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Abel Valdez; son, Henry Quintana; daughter, Marcia Louise Aragon; brothers, Jose Aaron Aragon, Frederico Aragon, Filadelfio Aragon I and Filadelfio Aragon II. She is survived by her sons, David (Sandy) Aragon, Randy Valdez and Jay Alan Valdez, all of Walsenburg, daughters, Peggy Sue (Jim) Valdez Smith, Pueblo and Valerina (Jim Malmgren) Quintana, Tucson, AZ; brother, Adoro Aragon; grandchildren, Owen Zacharia Malmgren, Marrissa Bernal, Henry Quintana II, Andrea Lucero, Tanner Valdez, Tyler Valdez and James Smith; nine great-grandchildren. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Her friends and family remember her as incredibly loving and accepting. Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 2001 - Elidia "Lily" Aragon Valdez, 73, of Walsenburg, went to be with the Lord Jan. 5, 2001. She was born Dec. 14, 1927, in Walsenburg, Colo., to Frederico and Margarita Martinez Aragon, who preceded her in death. Also preceded by her loving husband, Abel Valdez; son, Henry Quintana; daughter, Marcia Louise Aragon; and brothers, Jose Aaron Aragon, Frederico Aragon, Filadelfio Aragon I and Filadelfio Aragon II. She is survived by her sons, David (Sandy) Aragon, Randy Valdez and Jay Alan Valdez, all of Walsenburg, Colo.; daughters, Peggy Sue (Jim) Valdez Smith of Pueblo and Valerina Quintana of Tucson, Ariz.; brother, Adoro Aragon; grandchildren, Owen Zachariah Malmgren, Marissa Bernal, Henry Quintana III, Andrea Lucero, Tanner Valdez and Tyler Valdez; and nine great-grandchildren. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Her friends and family remember her as incredibly loving and accepting. There will be viewing Monday, Jan. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Memorial funeral service, Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 11:30 a.m., both at Romero Chapel, Walsenburg, Colo., with Yvonne Gallegos to officiate. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at the Eagles Hall, Walsenburg, Colo., following service.

Valdez, Elvira
Elvira Valdez - Delta County Independent - February 4, 2005 - Elvira Valdez of Delta died on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe. She was 96. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Delta. Mass of Resurrection will be held on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's. Father Mark Bettinger will preside. Burial will follow at Delta City Cemetery. Mrs. Valdez was born on Sept. 8, 1908, in Colfax County, N.M., to Frank and Remieja (Charrette) Flores. She spent her childhood and attended school in Taos, Cimarron and Dawson, N.M., and in Trinidad. She lived in San Fernando, Calif., before moving to Delta in 1962. She married Bennie Valdez on May 23, 1923, in Trinidad. He died in January 1986. Mrs. Valdez was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Delta, Our Lady of Guadalupe Society and Altar and Rosary Society. She sang in the Spanish choir. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and working in politics. She volunteered at Delta Middle School, helping teach English to Spanish-speaking children. Mrs. Valdez is survived by three sons and their wives, John and Tina Valdez of Delta, Roger and Lupe Valdez of Simi Valley, Calif., and Edward and Lisa Valdez of Acton, Calif.; three daughters, Flora Lewis, and Geraldine "Gerry" Duran and her husband Lawrence, all of Delta, and Delia Martinez and her husband Joe of Palmdale, Calif.; a brother and his wife, Joe and Eva Trujillo of Grand Junction; 23 grandchildren, Pat, Hank, Saul, Ruby, Benji, Bobby, Tommy, Gary, Sharon, Robbie, Rose, Terry, John Jr., Valerie, Lawrence Jr., Roger Jr., Renee, Eric, Sylvia, Eddie Jr., Matthew, Richard and Linda; many great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.

Valdez, Elvira
Elvira Valdez – Pueblo Indicator – April 25, 1914 – Thirty-Three Dead at Ludlow – Mothers and Babies Slain in Safety Pits – Note: Elvira Valdez is listed among the dead of the Ludlow Massacre, April 20, 1914. Elvira Valdez: age 3 months, daughter of miner on strike. Source: Ludlow Monument and newspaper articles. See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/ludlow.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Valdez, Enos (Infant Son of)
Infant Son Valdez - World Independent – March 1, 1946 – Infant Valdez, son of Mr. and Mrs. Enos Valdez of Toltec, died at the family home last evening. Besides his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. John Souzo of Toltec, and Abe Valdez of Gordon. Services will be held from the family home Saturday morning, and interment will be in the Red Wing cemetery, under the direction of the Unfug-Peet mortuary.

Valdez, Eristotle Zane
Eristotle Zane "Timothy" Valdez – Pueblo Chieftain – October 30, 2006 - Baby Eristotle Zane Valdez - Timothy, went to the Lord on Oct. 28, 2006. Survived by loving parents, James Timothy and Nikki Valdez. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. Private viewing. Cremation. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery.

Valdez, Ermelinda
Ermelinda "Millie" Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 2004 - Ermelinda "Millie" Valdez, 74, passed away Oct. 14, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Nasario Valdez, Dec. 22, 1995; son, Keith Lawrence Valdez, Dec. 2, 1994; brothers and sisters, Evan Pacheco, Oliva Aragon. Survived by her children, Joe Valdez, Floyd (Julie) Valdez, Laura (John)Velasquez, Joyce (Leroy), Michael (Linda), David (Carol), Terrance Valdez, Beverly (Mark) Cunningham, Molly (Rick) Sanders, Matthew (Cheryl), Melanie Valdez; 22 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Claude (Viola) Pacheco, Norbosita Vigil, Sally Valdez, Lucy Sanchez and Katie Sanchez, Sarah (Tom) Montoya, Oris (Alice) Pacheco, Nettie Quintana; and numerous nieces and nephews. Millie had a great love for her family. She was a member of Holy Rosary Altar Society. Millie loved to play bingo, do quilting, crocheting, and spending time with her family. Millie was a personal care provider for numerous Argus clients in Pueblo. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. today, and noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 6 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday; both services at Holy Rosary Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Valdez, Ernest
Ernest Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2000 - Ernest Valdez, 79, a retired steelworker, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 13, 2000. Born March 2, 1920, in Walsenburg. Served in the U.S. Army. Member of the Moose Lodge 19, Eagles Lodge 145, Latin American Club, DAV 39, worked in the coke plant for 35 years. Preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Candelaria (Aragon) Valdez; daughter Barbara Jean Valdez; sister, Emma Olivas; father and mother-in-law, Elias and Modesta Cruz. Survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Rose Cruz Valdez; children, Ernest Leroy (Dolores) Valdez, Marvin Valdez, Shirley (David) Homer, Barbara Romero; eight grandchildren, Will Valdez, Ernie (Sara) Valdez, Anita (Bill) Honenstien, Jess (Donna) Valdez, Jan (Kirby) Quint, Annete Valdez, Dierk Romero, Teri Romero; also four great-grandchildren; siblings, Alice Duran, Rose Pineda, Fred (Ophelia) Valdez, Ruppert Valdez, Theresa Apodaca; other relatives and friends, of whom Mr. Valdez along with his beloved wife Rose, led the "La Marcha Entrega" for many wedding couples. Visitation, today, Angelus Chapel, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Both services St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, Rev. Robert Carden celebrant. Full military honors at graveside Imperial Memorial Gardens by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at 1221 Valdez Drive and the DAV Hall at Prairie and O'Neal following the burial rites.

Valdez, Eulala
Eulala Valdez – Pueblo Indicator – April 25, 1914 – Thirty-Three Dead at Ludlow – Mothers and Babies Slain in Safety Pits – Note: Eulala Valdez is listed among the dead of the Ludlow Massacre, April 20, 1914. Eulala Valdez: age 8, daughter of miner on strike. Source: Ludlow Monument and newspaper articles. Note: The newspaper also lists this girl as Eulaila Valdez. See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/ludlow.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Valdez, Felix J.
Felix J. Valdez - Huerfano World - January 20, 1994 - Felix J. Valdez, 86, of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, died, Jan. 7, 1994. Mr. Valdez retired from Huerfano County High School after 19 years as custodian. Survivors include his wife, Demesia Valdez, Pueblo; three sons, Rudy Valdez, Seattle, WA, and Buddy Valdez and Phil Valdez, Pueblo; one daughter, Mary Lou Abila, Walsenburg; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral mass was from Holy Family Church in Pueblo. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery in Walsenburg.

Valdez, Fermin P.
Fermin P. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 2000 - Fermin P. Valdez, 81, went to be with the Lord on May 7, 2000, in Pueblo, Colo. Born June 6,1918, Costilla, N.M. Survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Fabiola Valdez, of the family home; children, John (Nancy) Valdez, LeRoy (Midge) Valdez, Virginia Valdez, Monica (Mike) Golden, Tony (Kathi) Valdez, Jim Valdez; grandchildren, Chris, Mike, Matt, Carissa, Aaron, Jolene Becky, Margaux, Brad, Jena, Tony, Sarah, Laura, Collene, Steve and Michelle; great-grandchildren, Nichole, Jessica and Zachary; brothers, Manuel and Frank Valdez; sisters, Rose Herrera, Viola (Eddie) Padilla and Theresa Ruiz. Preceded in death by his son, Richard Valdez and parents. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1976, as an Ammunition Specialist. He was a member of Avondale Sacred Heart Church. Veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. He was an avid fisherman who loved sports and life. Visitation, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday; rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday and Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Interment following funeral service at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church.

Valdez, Filbert Arthur
Filbert Arthur Valdez – The Gainesville Sun – August 4, 2004 - Gainesville, FL - Filbert Arthur Valdez of Gainesville died Wednesday. He was 70. Mr. Valdez was born in Walsenburg, Colo., and moved to this area from Denver in 1995. He was a retired sheriff. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He attended Holy Faith Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Angelina M. Valdez of Gainesville; and a daughter, Jacqueline Valdez of Gainesville. Arrangements by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

Valdez, Filomena
Mrs. Filomena Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 1979 - Mrs. Filomena Valdez, Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Mary Church. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. Huerfano World - March 11, 1982 - In loving memory of Filomena Valdez who died three years ago, March 13, 1979. (verse) Sadly missed by the Valdez family, daughter Eleanor and grandchildren Steve and Brenda Barela.

Valdez, Florence P.
Florence P. Valdez - Glenwood Post Independent - July 25, 2006 - Glenwood Springs, CO - Florence P. Valdez died Saturday at Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale. She was 87. Valdez was born on June 22, 1919, in Gardner, Colo. to Juan B. and Lucaria (Maes) Duran. She married Pete Valdez on Feb. 14, 1944, in Santa Maria, Calif. They had six children. Valdez was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Colorado Springs and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She was preceded in death by her husband and her daughters, Olivia Valdez and Vivian Bunk. She is survived by her son, Richard (Dallas) Valdez; daughters Trish (Larry) Uhrich, Cathi (Scott) Zunk, Gerrie (Randy) Peterson; brothers Tony Duran, Frank Duran and Jim Duran; sisters Rose Gutirrez and Bernice Trujillo; grandchildren Jason and Christian Uhrich, Brian and Brad Peterson, Amy and Lindsey Zunk and Jessica Valdez; and one great-grandchild, Alexander Uhrich. There will be a rosary at 7 p.m., today, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Eagle and a Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St Mary's Catholic Church of Eagle. Burial will take place in Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

Valdez, Floyd Gilbert
Floyd Gilbert Valdez - Huerfano World - March 1, 1990 - Floyd Gilbert Valdez, 58, of Denver, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 1990, of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on I-70 near Golden. He was taken to St. Anthony Central Hospital where he died. Born Jan. 16, 1932, in Gardner to Pete and Margaret Garcia Valdez, he was reared in the ranching and farming communities of Gardner and Redwing and attended Gardner and Walsenburg schools. He entered the Army in 1950 and served three years. He married the former Erlinda A. Cisneros June 27, 1951 in Sacred Heart Church in Gardner. Most of Mr. Valdez' life has been spent in the Denver area working for a water well drilling company. Recently he was employed by the Colorado Academy, a private school, doing electrical maintenance work. Mr. Valdez was an active member of St. Cajetan's Church in Denver. He belonged to a Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Club and enjoyed horseback riding and ranching in his spare time at his ranch near Larkspur. Survivors include his wife, Erlinda, Denver, three children, Floyd "Corky" Valdez and Maria Theresa Padilla, both of Denver and Juanita I. Mullin, Las Vegas, NV; two brothers, Charles Valdez, Copemish, MI and Louis Valdez, Pueblo; a sister, Suzanne O'Brien, Victorville, CA, his mother-in-law, Teresina Cisneros, Walsenburg; four grandchildren, uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday (today) Mar. 1 from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Burial will be in Gardner Catholic Cemetery.

Valdez, Frank Martinez
Frank Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2000 - Frank Martinez Valdez, 92, a retired carpenter from the Pueblo Army Depot, passed away March 17, 2000, at University Care Center. Born April 1, 1907, in Alamosa. He was a member of St. William Catholic Church of Boone. Predeceased by his parents, Demetrio and Raquel (Martinez) Valdez; wife, Maria Guadalupe (Aragon) Valdez, July 7, 1980; son, Rudy Jaramillo Sr.; siblings, Selsa Herrera, Josephine Martinez, Carolyn Lopez, Apolinar Valdez, Ralph Valdez and Tito Valdez; grandchildren, Tamie Jaramillo, James Jaramillo and infant boy Valdez. Survived by his children, George Richard (Toni) Valdez, Boone, and Amos Jaramillo, Seattle; siblings, Joe R. (Jennie) Valdez, Pueblo, Ruby Martinez, Santa Cruz, N.M., Cecelia (Paul) Romero, Velarde, N.M., and Aurora (Tony) Montoya, San Pedro, N.M.; sister-in-law, Simpdosea Valdez, Velarde, N.M.; brother-in-law, Johnny Lopez, Las Animas; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; special niece, Nea Lopez; several godchildren, to include James Romero, Julian Aragon and Frank Ocsner; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both services at Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, Rev. Maurice O. Gallagher, celebrant. Full military honors at graveside, Imperial Memorial Gardens, by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The Valdez family will receive friends at the community hall of Sacred Heart Church following the services.

Valdez, Frank Thomas
Frank Thomas Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 1999 - Frank Thomas Valdez, 33, passed away July 17, 1999. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Mary and Joseph Albert Valdez- and his grandfather, John Deltondo. Survived by his wife, Karen E. Valdez- children, Matthew and Megan Valdez- parents, Norma and Ron Corwin and Fred E. Valdez, all of Pueblo-grandmother, Mary Deltondo, Pueblo- brother, Fred Valdez, Pueblo- sister, Toni Marie Valdez, Colorado Springs- and stepbrother, Kevin (Joy) Corwin of Ottumwa, Iowa. Also survived by his in-laws, Don and Virginia Sanchez, Pueblo-brothers-in-law, Darren Sanchez and Dennis (Lorraine) Trujillo, all of Pueblo-and his nephews, Jason, Jarod, Jacob, Daniel, Jason, Nathaniel, Steven and Max- and by his special uncle and friend, John Deltondo Jr. of Pueblo- as well as numerous other friends and relatives. Mr. Valdez was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish and was employed by School District 60. He was a great father to his children. Viewing hours are 1-5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Interment Memorial Gardens.

Valdez, Fred
Fred Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1926 - The funeral of Fred Valdez took place Tuesday morning at 9:30 from the late residence 117 Blk. W. and from Mt. Carmel church at 10 o'clock. Rev. Fr. E.E. Bahfels conducted the services. Interment Roselawn. George F. McCarthy service.

Valdez, Fred Ernest Sr.
Fred Ernest Valdez Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2000 - Fred Ernest Valdez Sr., 63, passed away Sept. 14, 2000. Preceded in death by his son, Frank T. Valdez; parents, Joseph and Mary Valdez; and by his brother, Joseph Valdez. Survived by his special friend, Frances Espinoza, Pueblo; children, Fred E. Valdez and Toni M. (Tim DeLeon) Valdez, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Jason, Jared, Jacob, Matthew, and Megan. Also survived by his daughter-in-law, Karen E. Valdez of Pueblo; brothers and sisters, Samuel Valdez, Dorothy (Richard) Anaya, Ruben (Mildred) Valdez, Larry Valdez, Alberta (Jose) Vega and Charlotte (Jeff) Bailey, all of Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and other relatives. Cremation, with memorial service 7 p.m. Monday, Rose Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Valdez, Fred J.
Fred J. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2000 - Fred J. Valdez, 86, departed from this life July 25, 2000, at Parkview Hospital after a short illness. Preceded by his loving parents and two sons, Rueben and Danny Valdez. Survived by his wife of 26 years, Mary Gallegos; sons, Leroy Valdez, Alvin (Veronica) DeHerrera, Tom Valdez, Steve (Patricia) Valdez, Fred (Patricia Espinoza) Valdez, Louis Valdez, Joey Portillos, Anthony Portillos; daughters, Rosalie (Santiago) Aragon, Genevieve Sandoval, Gloria (Alonzo Valdez) Duarte, Joann Valdez, Lupe (Steve) Chavez, Sylvia (Pete) Vigil, Rebecca (Eliezer) Valdez-Ramos, Darlene (Chris) Hernandez, Patsy Portillos, Lorraine Portillos; and sister, Cleo Serna; daughter-in-law, Shirley Valdez; as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Fred retired from Parkview hospital after 20 years of employment. He is best remembered for his enduring love for his children. He was an avid fan of many outdoor sports including wrestling, fishing, hunting, and his favorite football team the Broncos. He enjoyed dancing, listening to music and his occasional trips to Cripple Creek. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched the most. Donations can be made in his name to T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, 329 Goodnight Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81004. Visitation today 1-5 p.m., T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Recitation of rosary Sunday, July 30, 7 p.m., St. Anne Catholic Church. Funeral service Monday, July 31, 10 a.m., St. Anne's, interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome at 2541 Begonia and 1728 E. Eighth following the interment.

Valdez, George Gregorio
George Gregorio Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 1998 - George Gregorio Valdez, 68, of Pueblo passed away Nov. 7, 1998. Born on May 28, 1930, in Delta, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Domitilia Valdez. Survived by sons, Larry Rodriquez, Pueblo, Jerry Valdez, Denver, Colo., and Tony Valdez, Pueblo- daughters, Shirley Griego, Connie Garcia and Frances (Gabriel) Lucero, all of Pueblo, Sue Valdez, Becky Valdez and Lucille Valdez, all of Denver- brother, Joe Valdez, California- sisters, Sally Segura-Hernandez, Pueblo, Margie Montoya, Colorado Springs, Colo., Flora Abeyta, Greeley, Grace Gonzales, California, Jean (Benjie) Esquibel, California, and Mary Montoya, Utah- 16 grandchildren- and eight great-grandchildren. No viewing. Memorial funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Cremation. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team after the service.

Valdez, Gilbert R.
Gilbert R. Valdez - Huerfano World - February 4, 1999 - Gilbert "Gil" Richard Valdez, 53, of South Jordan, Utah, was killed in a collision on January 19, 1999. He was traveling to work at Kennecott Copper, where he was employed as a mine operations supervisor. Born in Walsenburg, August 13, 1945, he was the third child of 10 born to Nick and Sally Valdez. Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Cheryl Lee Gordon Valdez, of the family home; one daughter, Bridgette Lee Shields, Meridian, UT; one son Scott Richard Valdez, South Jordan, UT; his mother Sally Valdez, Walsenburg; brothers and sisters, Ruth A. Valdez, Aurora, Hurby E. Valdez, Dumont, Dr. Norberto Valdez, Fort Collins, Jeanette Valdez-Bohon, Amissville, VA, Dennis L. Valdez, Walsenburg, Flo Valdez-Romero, Lakewood, Elaine Valdez-Prichard, Idaho Springs and Edith Valdez-Peters, Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Huerfano World - February 4, 1999 - Tribute - Gil Valdez survived the Viet-Nam War, but lost his life in an instant to a careless, inattentive driver. Before his tragic death, Gil was caring for his ailing wife and son. Scott, at the age of two, was overdosed by the hospital and has since been confined to a wheelchair. Cheryl, diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 10 years ago, is also in a wheelchair. Gil dedicated his life to helping others and even in death Gil continues to help others. Gil was an organ donor. A fund was established in his memory. Proceeds will be donated to Scotts care center. Please send contributions to: "The Gil Valdez Family Fund", First Security Bank, 9311 So. 20th East, Sandy, Utah 84093. "May your eyes see the beauty of life and the dedication even tragedy brings." E.M. Valdez

Valdez, Gilberta Grace
Gilberta Grace Pacheco Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2001 - Gilberta Grace Pacheco Valdez, 36, departed this life May 20, 2001, as the result of a motor vehicle accident. A lifetime Puebloan, she was born Dec. 15, 1964. Gilberta was a member of the Moose Lodge No. 19. She was a registered nurse for the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo Geriatrics Unit. She was known for her beautician skills, sharp wit and beautiful smile. Gilberta loved shopping, gardening, motorcycling, entertaining family and friends and her "babies" at her backyard barbecues. She married Vernon Valdez on Dec. 29, 1984, in Pueblo. He survives her; also her son, Gilbert Valdez, all of the family home; parents, Gilbert and Grace (Rael) Pacheco; siblings, Cheryl (Vic) Baca, Geri (Leon) Vargas, Carol Hollis, Sylvia (Dan) Espinoza, all of Pueblo; father- and mother-in-law, Leonard and Josephine Valdez, Pueblo; brother-in-law, Ron (Viv) Valdez, Denver; sister-in-law, Nancy (Gene) Sandoval, Pueblo; grandmother, Sabina McDonald, Pueblo; godparents, Amos and Isabel Rael, Pueblo; nieces and nephews, Jason, Tommy and Grace Hollis, Victor and Matthew Baca, Leron Vargas, Daniel and Candance Espinoza, Daniel, Marcos and Erica Valdez, Katie, Kevin and Krista Sandoval; special friends, Barbara (Paul) Robles, Sheralee (Casey) Brown, Mike Wasson, Levi and Lou Trujillo; and, of course, her "babies," Kira, Penny, Tiny and Poncha. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church, Rev. Roger P. Dorcy, V.F., celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the Church Hall of the Meadows and 172 Regency following the burial rites. A trust fund has been set up for her son, Gilbert Valdez, at Pueblo Horizons Federal Credit Union, 1825 Hood Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003.

Valdez, Inez G.
Inez G. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2002 - Age 60, a Pueblo resident for the past 42 years, departed this life peacefully with her family gathered around her bed on Jan. 10, 2002. Mrs. Valdez was born Jan. 3, 1942, in Fort Collins. A devout Catholic, she began each day of her life reciting her rosary. She enjoyed sewing, watching "her Denver Broncos" and doing various projects with her grandchildren. All of them were the apple of her eyes. Inez is predeceased by her parents, Felix and Josephine (Aragon) Arellano; brother, Robert Arellano; father-in-law, John E. Valdez. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband of 42 years, Andrew Valdez Sr.; children, Andrew (Sandy) Valdez Jr., Cheryl (Jack) Huggins, John E. (Shannon) Valdez, Desiree (Paul) Valdez, Tiffiny A. (Bubba) Valdez; siblings, Frances (Sepe) Tenorio, Viola (Eugene) Martinez, Charles Arellano; 15 grandchildren, Andrew III, Jeremy, Kadie, Brandon, LeShawn, Richard, Nicole, Jessica, John, David, Amber, Megan, Sammy, Malik, and Khalia; mother-in-law, Amelia Valdez; brothers-in-law, Eloy (Anita) Valdez, Ben (Kathy) Valdez, John (Eve) Valdez; sister-in-law, Linda (Del) Olivas; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends; and to include her faithful little dog, "Chacha." At Inez's request, cremation has taken place. Memorial rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services, Holy Family Catholic Church, Rev. Ron Roche, celebrant. Family will receive friends at the home and church hall following the Mass.

Valdez, J.B.N. (Son of)
[Trinidad] Son of J.B.N. Valdez - Huerfano World - May 13, 1993 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1908: Two children, a son of J.B.N. Valdez and a daughter of George Phipps, died this week of, pneumonia.

Valdez, Jacob
Jacob "Jake" Valdez - Huerfano World - August 31, 1989 - Jake Valdez, 70, died Aug. 23, 1989, in Walsenburg after a brief illness. Born Feb. 27, 1919, in Farr, the son of Meliton and Simonita Valdez, he attended school at Cucharas Camps. He joined the U.S. Army in January, 1941, and was a heavy machine gunner in Normandy, Northern France and central Europe during World War II. He was wounded in action and received the Purple Heart on Sept. 20, 1944. He was honorably discharged July 30, 1945. Mr. Valdez began work at CF&I Steel Mill in 1949 and continued there for 32 years, retiring in 1981. He married the former Natividad Medina July 2, 1956. Mr. Valdez was a past member of AFL-CIO Steel Worker's Union, VFW Post #2643 and St. Mary Church. Survivors include his wife, Natividad of the family home, seven children, Stephanie Valdez, Aurora, Barbara Herrera and Regina Valdez, both of Pueblo, Arthur Valdez, Paul Valdez, Ben Valdez and Patricia Valdez, all of Walsenburg; four sisters, three brothers, two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in Valdez Cemetery with full military honors. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Valdez, Jennie R.
Jennie R. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 2005 - Jennie R. Valdez, 93, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe R. Valdez; parents, Pablo and Sara Rodriguez; five brothers; three sisters; grandson, Jarrod Thomas Valdez; and granddaughter, Dana Cadena. Jennie is survived by her children, Sarah (Michael) Marino, Rosemary (Joe) Martinez, Alberta (Robert) Lucero, J.P. "Pat" (Vicky) Valdez; six granddaughters; three grandsons; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Della Rodriguez; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Jennie resided at Belmont Lodge for the last two years, participating in many of the events. A special thank you to the staff and all those who knew Jennie. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, both to be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Valdez, Joe
Joe Valdez – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Joe Valdez is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Joe Valdez: Mexican, age 34, married with two surviving children. He was a "driver" for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Valdez, Joe A.
Joe A. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 03, 2005 - Joe A. Valdez, 77, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 1, 2005. Survived by numerous family members. He will be missed by his friends and the staff at Johnson Assisted Living where he resided for 20 years. Joe was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Valdez, Joe Muscio
Joe Muscio Valdez - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - June 23, 1992 - Joe Muscio Valdez, 64, of Colorado Springs died June 20, 1992, at a local hospital. He was a construction foreman. Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Nolan Funeral Home Chapel, 225 N. Weber St. A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 2715 E. Pikes Peak Ave., with the Rev. Francis Colom officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1001 S. Hancock Ave. Nolan is handling arrangements. Mr. Valdez was born May 13, 1928, in Chama to Jose Ramon and Genoveva (Cardenas) Valdez. He had lived in Colorado Springs since 1967 and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and Laborers Union Local 578. He had been in the Army from 1947 to 1949. Mr. Valdez was married May 11, 1989, in Colorado Springs to Jennie A. (Archuletta) Valdez, who survives. He also is survived by a son, Joe M. Jr. of Colorado Springs; two daughters, Sophia West of Colorado Springs and Margaret Knutson of Minnesota; three stepsons, Robert Baca of Colorado Springs, Tony Baca of Petaluma, Calif., and Richard Baca of Reno, Nev.; three stepdaughters, Vicky Algiene of Aurora, Betty Castellanos of Reno and Theresa Baca of Colorado Springs; four brothers, Raymond of Pueblo, Tony of Colorado Springs, William and Nedio, both of Walsenburg; 26 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He had a daughter, Leah Bernadette; five brothers, Max, Louie, Abel, Miterio and Modesto; and two sisters, Dimas Tafoya and Casilda, who are deceased.

Valdez, Joe R.
Joe R. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2003 - Joe R. Valdez, 85, passed away Aug. 11, 2003. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Jennie; children, Sarah (Michael) Marino, Rosemary (Joe) Martinez, Alberta (Bob) Lucero, JP "Pat" (Vicky) Valdez; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruby Martinez and Aurora (Tony) Montoya. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Joe served in the U.S. Army during WWII, retiring from the PAD. He loved watching the Rockies play, and spending time with his family. Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Demetrio and Raquel Valdez; siblings, Cecelia Romero, Frank Valdez, Apolinar Valdez, Celsa V. Herrera, Carolina Lopez, Josephina Martinez, Demetrio Valdez Jr.; and two grandchildren. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Vigil service, 6 p.m. Thursday, at Holy Family Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Holy Family. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery. Also please visit Joe's memorial at www.mem.com

Valdez, Joe T.
Joe T. Valdez - Huerfano World - May 15, 1980 - Joe T. Valdez, 80, died at his Pueblo home May 10, 1980. Born Mar. 8, 1900, in Rockvale, the family soon moved to Walsenburg where he lived his life. On April 4, 1____ he married the former Filomena Gonzales. Mr. Valdez worked in the coal mines and retired ____. After his retirement he worked for Fred Menghini as a carpenter. He had been living in Pueblo for the past eight months. Survivors include his children; Mrs. Rose Gomez, Mrs. John (Ernistine) DeHerrera, Walsenburg; Ben Valdez, Pueblo; Mrs. Ross (Francis) Cruz, Walsenburg; Mrs. Millie DeHerrera, Pueblo; Ray Valdez, Pueblo; Joe Valdez, San Leandro, CA; Mrs. Ernie (Flora) Montana, Walsenburg; Mrs. Oris (Liz) Tenorio, Pueblo; and Eleanor Valdez, Walsenburg; a sister, Terecita Pena, Denver; 37 grandchildren and ___ great grandchildren. Wake service was Tuesday at St. Mary Church. Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday at the church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Valdez, John J.
John J. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 1999 - John J. Valdez, 70, of Pueblo passed away Jan. 22, 1999. Born on Jan. 23, 1928, in Toltec, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Leonte and Helen Valdez- two brothers, Joe and Dave Valdez- in-laws, Amarante and Fabiana Quintana- sons-in-law, Wyatt Fuqua and Larry Endress- and one grandson, Andres Apodaca. Survived by his beloved wife, Vera Valdez, of 50 1/2 years of the family home- children, Louisa Fuqua, Andrea (Bill) Martinez, Rita (Greg) Sanchez, John Jr. (Amy) Valdez, Julie Lopez, Diana Endress, Dora (Donald) Apodaca and Irene (Pete) Montoya- sister, Lilly Guerin- 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Retired October 1982 from CF&I after 37 years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Viewing from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday at Romero Chapel. Also, another vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Monday at St. Leander Church. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Leander Church, Rev. Michael DeSciose, celebrant. Relatives and friends will be received at 1101 E. Fifth and at St. Leander Church Hall after the interment. Graveside military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Valdez, John Jesus III
John Jesus (Buji) Valdez III – Albuquerque Journal - March 27, 1999 - John Jesus (Buji) Valdez III passed away unexpectedly in Albuquerque on March 20, 1999. John was born April 7, 1979 in Pueblo, CO. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John J. Valdez Sr. in January of 1999; his aunt, Debbie Anaya; and brother-in-law, Gene Rodriguez. He is survived by his mother, Jacqueline Anaya of Albuquerque; father, John J. Valdez Jr. of Pueblo, CO; daughter, Monique Chavez-Valdez of Albuquerque; sister, Doreen (Gilbert) Anaya of Albuquerque; brother, David Valdez of Albuquerque; grandfather, Rudy (Shirley) Anaya of Albuquerque; grandmother, Romie (Mike Salas) Trujillo of Pueblo, CO; grandmother, Vera Valdez of Pueblo, CO; special friend, Melissa Moya of Albuquerque; niece, Tanisha Valdez of Albuquerque; and numerous aunt, uncles, and cousins. John loved spending most of his time with his daughter and he loved his car and music. A memorial service for John will be held at the chapel of the Risen Savior on Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 10:30 a.m.

Valdez, Jose A.
Jose "Joe" A. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2004 - Jose "Joe" A. Valdez, 74, passed away in Pueblo on Jan. 8, 2004. He is preceded in death by his wife, Alice V. Valdez, Both parents Felipe and Patricia Valdez, granddaughter Olivia Valdez, great-granddaughter Angel Garcia, brother Steven Valdez, sister Viola Valdez. He is survived by his 8 children; Shirley Valdez; Joseph (Rita) Valdez; Sarah Valdez; Beverly Valdez; Karen (Rick) Spinuzzi; Nathan (Rose) Valdez; Phyllis Masoni; Stacy (Ben) Ponce. He is also survived by his 17 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers and 6 sisters. Jose was born Nov. 28, 1929 in Salida, Colo. Services will be held Monday Jan. 12, 2004 at First Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3910 O'Neal with Pastor Rade Milosavljevich officiating at 1:00 p.m. Intenmant Singing Tower Imperial Memorial Gardens. Following the Intenmant, family will receive friends back at the church.

Valdez, Jose de la Luz
Jose de la Luz Valdez - World Independent - February 13, 1946 - Jose De La Luz Valdez, a lifelong resident of Huerfano County, died at his home in Loma Park on Monday, following a lengthy illness. He was born July 10, 1916. Survivors include his widow, Jenny; one son, Leonard, one daughter, Marie; his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Ramon Valdez; six brothers. Alec, Ray, Willie, Mucio and Nevio of Walsenburg; and Tony of Colorado Springs; and one sister, Mrs. J.W. Tafoya of Colorado Springs. Rosary services will be held Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings at 7:30 each evening at the Furphy chapel. Funeral services will be from the Furphy chapel Saturday morning at 9:30 and at 10 o'clock from the St. Mary church. Interment will be in the St. Mary cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Furphy Brothers mortuary.

Valdez, Jose Felipe
Jose Felipe Valdez - Huerfano World - June 28, 2001 - Jose Felipe Valdez, 88, of Walsenburg, formerly of Alamosa and Antonito, died June 20, 2001. Survived by his children, Sadie (Ruben) Lorta, Betty (Dave) Refuerzo, Phillip John Valdez, Sacramento, CA; sister, Della Ida Pino, Walsenburg; six grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was 10 a.m. Monday, St. Mary Church with Fr. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, Pino Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Valdez, Jose Nicholas Sr.
Jose Nicholas Valdez (Sr.) - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 1987 - Jose Nicholas Valdez (Sr.), Walsenburg, March 9, 1987. Husband of Sally Valdez, Walsenburg; father of Mike A. Valdez, Colorado Springs, Hurb Valdez and Elaine Prichard, Dumont, Gilbert Valdez and Nick Valdez Jr., Salt Lake City, Utah, Norbert Valdez, Columbia, Md., Dennis Valdez and Edith Baysinger, Walsenburg, Ruth Guerrero, Denver, Jeannette Bohon, Midland, Va., and Florence Valdez, Lakewood; 28 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives. Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Boies Almont Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Mary Church. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.

Valdez, Jose Nicolas Jr.
Jose Nicolas Valdez Jr. - Huerfano World - November 8, 1990 - Jose Nicolas "Nick" Valdez Jr., 36, died Oct. 31, 1990, of injuries suffered in an auto accident in Boulder County. Born Oct. 25, 1954, in Walsenburg, the son of Jose Nicolas and Sally Valdez, he attended Walsenburg High School and shortly thereafter left to become a heavy equipment operator in the construction business. The job took him to various states including Michigan, Utah and Wyoming for 10 years and back to Colorado for the past three years. Survivors include his wife of five years, Debbie Valdez, Lafayette; his children, Jose Nicolas III and Dixie Lee Valdez, Fenton, MI, and Andrea Janell Valdez, Lafayette; his mother, Sally Valdez, Walsenburg; five brothers; Herb Valdez, Dumont, Gilbert Valdez, Sandy, UT, Norbert Valdez, Westminster, MD, Dennis Valdez, Walsenburg and Mike Valdez, Colorado Springs; five sisters; Ruth Guerrero, Aurora, Flo LaVern Romero, Lakewood, Elaine Prichard, Georgetown, Edi Baysinger, Pueblo and Jeanette Bohon, Midland, VA; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service was Saturday from J. M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Valdez, Joseph A.
Joseph A. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 1998 - Joseph A. Valdez, 87, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord Jan. 23, 1998. Mr. Valdez farmed and retired from the Hartman Brothers. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary L. Valdez, in 1992- son, Joseph B. Valdez- parents and daughter-in-law, Jean C. Valdez. He is survived by his children, Sam, Dorothy (Richard) Anaya, Alberta (Jose) Vega, Charlotte (Jeff) Bailey, Fred, Lawrence (Carol), and Ruben (Midge) Valdez- sister, Mary Algien. Also survived by 27 grandchildren- 35 great-grandchildren- two great-great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. Monday at the T.G. McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mass, 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Parish. Cremation to follow. Family may be contacted at 64 Portero Drive.

Valdez, Joseph Arthur
Joseph Arthur Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 04, 1986 - Joseph Arthur Valdez, 71, of 27 Chestnut Drive, passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Aug. 3, 1986. Mr. Valdez is survived by his wife, Delia E. Valdez of the family home; daughter, Nora Bachicha of Pueblo; son, Paul Valdez of California; daughter-in-law, Isabel Valdez and several grandchildren. He is survived also by stepchildren, Bea (Joe) Romero, Bob (Carmel) Mestes, Andrew (Barbara) Maestas, Leroy Mestas, all of Pueblo; Shirley (Rudy) Medina, Vivian (Bill) Wells of Arizona; Martha (Mac) Lopez, Steve Mestas of Denver; Ken Mestas of Pueblo; Wayne (Debra) Mestas, Sharon (John) Arguello, Kelly (Debra) Casias, all of Denver; Fred (Lupe) Casias of Boulder; Josephine Mestas of Pueblo; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Mr. Valdez is preceded in death by son, Sonny Valdez in 1976. Mr. Valdez was born April 12, 1915, in Florence, and moved to Pueblo in 1947. Visitation hours from noon to 5 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Mass of the Resurrection at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Our Lady of the Meadows. Rosary recitation at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Imperial Chapel with Father James Plough officiating. Interment, Pieta, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 27 Chestnut Drive immediately following interment,

Valdez, Joseph L.
Joseph L. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2001 - Of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 12, 2001. Born Aug. 30, 1941, in Las Vegas, N.M. Survived by mother, Leonor Garcia, Pueblo; stepfather, Robert Garcia, Pueblo; brothers, Robert L. Valdez, Las Vegas, N.M., and Tony (Linda) Garcia, Jacksonville, Fla.; sister, Brenilda (Jim) Maldonado, Pueblo; nephew, Steve Gallegos; and nieces, Roberta Valdez, Kathy Valdez, Lynn Karen Leyba, Danelle Valdez, Shannon Smith, Leonor Nichols, Teresa Maldonado and Kathy (William) Romero. Joseph enjoyed going to church, going on walks, music, Broncos games and working around the house. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Our Lady of the Assumption Church Hall after the interment.

Valdez, Josephine Mary
Josephine Mary Valdez – Pueblo Chieftain – October 16, 2006 - Josephine Mary Valdez, 79, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 13, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Valdez Sr.; brother, Ben Trujillo; sister-in-law, Maria Evila Trujillo; and brother-in-law, Fred Solano. She is survived by her children, Molly (Rosendo) Melendez, Rachel (Jesus) Perez, Roy E. Valdez Jr. and Tommy R. Valdez; brothers, Alfred (Dee) Trujillo, Maxi (Joann) Trujillo, Louis Trujillo and Jerry (Diane) Solano; sisters, Lilian Solano and Beatrice (Victor) Roybal; grandchildren, Verna, Tanya, Margarita, Natalie, Tasha, Mateo, Vanessa, Enrique and Melissa; great-grandchildren, Nolan, Julio Jesus "JJ", Raquel, David, Patricia and Jaylynn; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Josephine enjoyed spending time with her family, as well as music and dancing. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, and vigil service to follow at 6 p.m., at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Leander Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's hall after burial.

Valdez, Juan Leonardo
Juan Leonardo Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 1999 - Juan Leonardo Valdez, 79, passed away Aug. 20, 1999. Survived by his wife of55 years, Juanita Valdez- children, Dorothy Ann (James) O'Dowd of Denver, John L. Valdez of Denver, Elizabeth L. (Joe) Maestas of Irvine, Calif., Charles Ray (Patricia) Valdez of Pueblo, Samuel J. Valdez of Pueblo West, Elaine M. (Daniel) Cordova of Loveland, Tina L. (Sean) Dingle of Pueblo West- 18grandchildren- seven great-grandchildren- and nine brothers and sisters. Preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Frances Valdez- and granddaughter, Kristina L. Valdez. Mr. Valdez served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and began his employment with CF&I where he retired after 35years of service. Rosary, 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Funeral, 2 p.m. Monday. Both services at St. Joseph Church.

Valdez, Juan Pedro Teodoro
Juan Pedro Teodoro "Ted" Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2002 - Juan Pedro Teodoro "Ted" Valdez, entered eternal life on Oct. 10, 2002, at the family home, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Vadito, N.M., on July 2, 1925. Mr. Valdez was a federal worker and retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benito Valdez and Maria Sanchez Valdez; his wife, Mary Ofelia Valdez; his son, Benjamin; and six siblings, Cleofas, Carlotta, Teresa, Benito, Miguel and Ismael. He is survived by three daughters, Priscilla (Ignacio) Barron, Barbara (Jan) L'Hommedieu, and Carol Valdez; two sons, Ted (Loretta) and Lawrence (Yvonne). To cherish his memory he leaves his granddaughter, Carol Silva and his additional eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters, Corina Duran, Stella Barreras and his twin sister Minnie Valdez; and brothers, Gilbert, Valentin and Octaviano. He will be remembered for his outgoing personality, and love and devotion to his family. Throughout his lifetime, he helped countless people, friends and strangers alike, and his generosity will not be forgotten. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Rosary Recitation, 7 p.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Ted's memory.

Valdez, Juanita
Juanita Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2000 - Juanita Valdez, 75, passed away June 15, 2000. Born June 24, 1924, in Union County, N.M. Preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Juan Leonardo Valdez; parents, Felicita and Melquiades Gonzales; sisters, Frances Vigil and Elis Garcia; brother, Julian Gonzales; and granddaughter, Kristina Valdez. Survived by her children, Dorothy Ann (James J.) O'Dowd of Denver, John Leonard Valdez of Denver, Elizabeth Lucille (Joe A.) Maestas of Irvine, Calif., Charles Raymond (Patricia L.) Valdez of Pueblo, Samuel Joseph Valdez of Pueblo West, Elaine Marie (Daniel) Cordova of Loveland, Colo., Tina Lorraine (Sean) Dingle of Pueblo West; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother; and four sisters. Juanita was a devoted wife and mother. She was an active Democrat, a member of the PTA and the Navy Mother's Club. She was retired from School District 60. Juanita was loved by and loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening, crocheting and sewing. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Valdez, Juanita I.
Juanita I. "Jenny" Valdez – Caρon City Daily Record – June 3, 2005 - Juanita I. Jenny Valdez of Walsenburg died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at her son's home in Longmont. She was 79. She was born Oct. 25, 1925, in Walsenburg to Victor and Eduvigen (Gonzales) Vasquez. Ms. Vasquez attended Walsenburg High School and lived in Erie from 1972 to 1979. She returned to Walsenburg in 1979 and lived there until May 2005, when she moved to Longmont. Ms. Vasquez was a cook at Corrine's and for Head Start school, retiring in 1989. A member of the Catholic faith, she was a member of Plaza De Los Leones Latin Club and fraternal order of Eagles. She enjoyed sewing, doing things for others and playing pokeno. Ms. Vasquez was preceded in death by a daughter; Maxine Valdez; and 11 brothers and sisters. She is survived by two sons, Abel and William Valdez both of Longmont; a daughter, Alvina Valdez of Redwood City, Calif.; six grandchildren, Jeanette, Eugene, Eloy Rene, Petra, Tasa and Jesus; and nine great-grandchildren. Rosary prayers will be at 9:30 a.m. and Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 10 a.m. Friday, June 3, at St. Mary's Church in Walsenburg. Cremation will take place at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Valdez, Kristina Louise
Kristina Louise Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 1999 - Kristina Louise Valdez, 20, passed away April 22, 1999, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A lifetime Pueblo resident, Kristina was born Aug. 24, 1978. She was currently a student at Pueblo Community College. During her young but brief life, Kristina served as an Altar person for Father Ervin Schmitt, in celebrating the Mass. She also played the piano and did ballerina dancing. She received a green belt in Tae Kwon Do. She loved life, and always had a kind word to say along with her beautiful smile. She was very close with her sister, Evelyn, who said Kristina was not only her sister, but also her best friend. She is survived by her beloved daughter of four months, Isabella Louise- her parents, Charles "CR" and Patricia Valdez, all of the family home- siblings, Charles Raymond Valdez Jr., Evelyn (Seth) Clayton- grandparents, Juan and Juanita Valdez, Henry and Evelyn Martinez- numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and two nieces, Chelsea and Candace. Preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Frances Martinez, Gregorio Martinez and Ramon Lopez. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Monday, Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church, Rev. Roger P. Dorcy celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The Valdez family will receive friends at the family home.

Valdez, Lalo
Lalo Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 1975 - Lalo Valdez, Pueblo resident past 29 years, passed away unexpectedly at his residence, 916 E. Second, Feb. 5, 1975. Retired employe, Pueblo Army Depot. Member, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. Survivors include five children, Mrs. Sofia Martinez and Mike Valdez, Rupert, Idaho, and Mrs. Bessie Rodriguez, Robert Valdez and Mrs. Florence Sanchez, all of Denver. Mr. Valdez was the brother of Mrs. Virginia Gomez, Denver; Mrs. Evelyn Garcia and Mrs. Ruth Martinez, Conejos, Colo.; Mrs. Margaret Ortega, Center, Colo., and Miss Rose Valdez, California. Twenty-six grandchildren and 100 great-grandchildren also survive. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday, T. G. McCarthy Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection 9 a.m. Monday, Our Lady of Guadalupe Center. Interment Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 1975 - Lalo Valdez. Mass of the Resurrection 9 a.m. Monday, Our Lady of Guadalupe Center. Interment, Roselawn.

Valdez, Leonidas
Leonidas J. Valdez - Walsenburg World - July 07, 2008 - Leonidas J. Valdez, 85, of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, died July 5, 2008. Mr. Valdez worked as a heavy equipment operator for the Pueblo Army Depot, but was a cowboy at heart who loved hunting and fishing. He will be dearly loved and missed by his family: his loving wife of 67 years, Maria; two children, Rose (Robert) Segura, Richard (Ursinia) Valdez, Pueblo; four grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; a sister, Frances Martinez, N.M.; a brother, Max Valdez, Denver; numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2008, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2008, both at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Burial, Valdez Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Valdez, Leroy Arthur
Leroy Arthur Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2001 - Age 61, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 15, 2001. Born Jun e 25, 1939, in Madrid, Colo. Preceded in death by father, Fred J. Valdez Sr.; and stepfather, Manuel J. Rael. Also preceded in death by two brothers, Rueben and Danny Valdez. Survived by daughter, Victoria Valerie Valdez, Alamosa, Colo.; mother, Gomisinda Rael, Pueblo; brothers, Tom Valdez, Pueblo, Steve (Patricia) Valdez, Pueblo, Alvin (Veronica) DeHerrera, Denver, Fred (Patricia) Espinoza, Pueblo, and Louis Valdez, Pueblo; sisters, Rosalie (Santiago) Aragon, Pueblo, Georgia Vialpando, Henderson, Colo., Cora Villegas, Pueblo, Jenevieve Sandoval, Denver, Gloria Alonzo Valdez, Denver, Joanne Valdez, Pueblo, Lupe (Steve) Chavez, Pueblo, Sylvia (Pete) Vigil, Pueblo, and Rebecca (Eliezer) Hernandez, Pueblo; sister-in-law, Shirley Valdez, Pueblo; numerous nephews and nieces. Leroy's nickname, known by his friends, was Barney or Itybiti. He loved his nieces, nephews and family dearly. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Romero Chapel. Evening memorial service, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, both at Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Valdez, Lillian E. Madrid
Lillian E. (Madrid) Valdez - Colorado Springs Gazette - August 5, 2007 - Lillian E. Valdez Jan 16, 1938 - July 31, 2007. In loving memory of wife, mother, and grandmother Lillian "Lil" E. Valdez (Madrid). Lil fought and lost her short but courageous battle with cancer on July 31, 2007. She was surrounded by her loving husband and family as she passed quietly. Lillian was born January 16, 1938 in Trinchera, Colorado to Lee and Nora (Maldonado) Madrid. She married Virgil Valdez on March 15, 1957 in Pueblo, Colorado. Lil is survived by her husband, Virgil; son, Kevin (Laurie) Valdez; granddaughters, Miranda and Dakota; daughter, Cheryl Valdez (and life partner Peggy Hodges); and God Daughter, Nicole Perry. She is also survived by her brothers, Richard (Mary) Madrid, Julian (Caroline) Madrid, Oliver (Joanne) Madrid, Donald (Justine) Madrid, Harold Madrid, Anthony Madrid, and Dennis (Trish) Madrid, all of Pueblo except Harold who lives in Colorado Springs; and sisters, Jean Fearhielley, Elaine (Toby) Leyba, Harriett (James) Gomez, Barbara (Anthony) Olguin, Nora Lee (Joe) Cassares, and Melva (Gravial) Vialpando all of Pueblo except for Melva who lives in Colorado Springs. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family members. She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Lee and Nora Madrid of Pueblo. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 7th at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Valdez, Lily Aragon
Lily Aragon Valdez – Huerfano World – January 18, 2001 – Card of Thanks – There is no treasure finer than friends and family. Thank you Walsenburg friends and family; also those who traveled from Illinois, Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Las Vegas, NM. Your emotional and financial support means so much. Special appreciation to Eagles Hall, Huerfano Memorial Hospital Staff and Parkview Medical Center. Family of Lily Aragon Valdez.

Valdez, Luis Abel
Luis Abel Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2006 - Luis Abel Valdez, 73, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 10, 2006. Preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Emma Valdez; brother, Albert Valdez; sister, Mary Wilcox. Survived by his loving wife, Mary Valdez; daughter, Rachel Valdez (David Lara); grandchildren, Donavon and Dominque Lucero; sister, Helen (Ray) Avilar; and several nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. today with memorial service to follow, 7 p.m.; both at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Valdez, Lupe
Lupe Valdez - Huerfano World - November 14, 2002 - Lupe Valdez, Dec. 21, 1933 to Oct. 22, 2002, son of now deceased Millie and Manuel Valdez, brother of Manuel Valdez, Rudy Valdez, David Valdez and Connie Mattern. Lupe was born in Walsenburg and lived here from 1933 to 1952, when he moved to California. Lupe passed away peacefully from the loving hands of his wife and four daughters into the loving hands of the Lord. His wife, Linda Valdez, and daughters, Marilyn Dulich, Loretta Valdez, Brenda Chilvers and Barbara Brisbin were at his side. Inurnment services took place at Glenn Abbey Cemetery, Bonita, CA.

Valdez, Lydia
Lydia Valdez – Akron Weekly Pioneer Press – July 10, 1903 – Chavez and Ortiz, the two men who were arrested on the charge of murdering a Mexican woman, Lydia Valdez, have been bound over to the District Court at Trinidad without bail.  The evidence is considered conclusive that they are the guilty parties, Chavez as the principal and Ortiz as accessory.

Valdez, M. Salome
M. Salome "Sally" Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2006 - M. Salome "Sally" Valdez, 88, longtime resident of Walsenburg, died April 4, 2006, at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheatridge, Colo. Valdez was born Feb. 14, 1918, in North Veta, Colo., to the late Armenio Pacheco and Telesfora Cruz Pacheco. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Nicolas Valdez Sr., in 1987; and two sons, Nick Valdez Jr., in 1990, and Gilbert R. Valdez in 1999. Her surviving children include stepson, Mike (Frances) Valdez, Colorado Springs, Ruth (Jim) Boze, Aurora, Hurby (Julie) Valdez, Idaho Springs, Norberto (Janice) Valdez, Fort Collins, Jeanette Valdez Bohon, Amissville, Va., Dennis (Janet) Valdez, Walsenburg, Florence (Russell) Romero, Lakewood, Elaine Valdez Prichard, Idaho Springs, and Edith Valdez Peters, Pueblo. She has 24 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by siblings, Ernesto Pacheco, Jose Evan Pacheco, Olivia Aragon and Ermelinda Valdez. Survived by brothers and sisters, Naborsita Vigil, Claude (Viola) Pacheco and Nettie Quintana, all of Walsenburg, Lucy Sanchez, Sarah Montoya, Katie Sanchez and Oris (Alice) Pacheco, all of Pueblo. She had many nephews and nieces. Sally was a kind and loving mother who loved to crochet, quilt and embroider projects to share with her children and grandchildren. Viewing and memorial service, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2006, Emanual Apostolic Temple, Walsenburg, with the Rev. Bernie Vigil presiding. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2006, and interment, North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Valdez, Manuel D.
Manuel D. Valdez - World Independent – February 25, 1960 - Manuel D. Valdez Passes Away at 90 - Manuel D. (Chile) Valdez, passed away in Colorado Springs last Saturday at the home of a niece, Mrs. Della Farias. Formerly a Huerfano County resident, Mr. Valdez had been a watchman for the Colorado Fuel & Iron Corporation for a number of years. In addition to Mrs. Farias, his survivors include his mother-in-law and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Colorado Springs.

Valdez, Manuel Sevino
Manuel Sevino Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2000 - Manuel Sevino Valdez, 85, Avondale resident, passed away May 25, 2000, in Boone. Born Nov. 26, 1914, in Arroyo Hondo, N.M. Mr. Valdez served in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the East Indies, Southern Philippines, Luzon, Ryukyus. He received the following decorations: Expert Combat Infantryman Badge, Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the Purple Heart Medal for wounds received in combat. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. He was an usher for his church, member of American Legion Post 203, Disabled American Veterans lifetime member of Chapter 39. An avid fisherman, he also enjoyed playing the banjo and guitar. To his family "Gramps " was the official babysitter for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Jose T. and Beatrice (Arellano) Valdez; his beloved wife, Odelia Martinez Valdez, Jan. 7, 1998; four brothers, Flavio, Fermin, Bert and Eddie Valdez; a sister, Amanda Mowery. He is survived by his children, Mary Ann (Alfonso) Maes, Pueblo, and Manuel M. Valdez, Avondale; siblings, Rose Herrera, Viola (Joe) Padilla, Frank Valdez and Theresa Ruiz; three sisters-in-law, Lilly, Ursla Fabiola Valdez; seven grandchildren, Stephanie (Juan) Mendoza, Shirley (Ruben) Casarez, Lynette (Robert) Ortegon, Bridget (Juan) Ramirez, Rudy Gonzales, Annette Maes and Fonzie Maes; 11 great-grandchildren; special friends, Soccoro Abeyta and Manuel Duran; and other relatives and friends. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Rev. Robert Carden, celebrant. Both services, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Full military honors at graveside, St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale, by Fort Carson Honor Guard.

Valdez, Marcellina
Marcellina Romero Valdez - Huerfano World - December 18, 2003 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1928: Died, Marcellina Romero Valdez, 72, at Gordon. She came with her parents to North Veta in 1860 and were the first settlers there. [Editor's Note: Mrs. Marcelina Valdez died December 11, 1928. Obituary Listed World Independent, December 11, 1928, Page 1.]

Valdez, Margaret
Margaret Valdez - Huerfano World - September 7, 1989 - Margaret Valdez, 75, of Walsenburg, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 1989, in the Hospice of St. John Hospital in Lakewood. Born Sept. 6, 1913, in Walsenburg to Frank and Isabel Vallejos Garcia, on Feb. 11, 1929, she married Pete Valdez. They lived on the family farm and in 1961 they moved to Walsenburg. Mrs. Valdez was a member of the Coronado Club and the Latino Americano Club. Mrs. Valdez is survived by three sons, Floyd Valdez, Denver, Charles E. Valdez, Copemish, MI, and Louis Valdez, Pueblo, a daughter, Suzanne O'Brien, Victorville, CA; two brothers, Silvano Garcia, California and Ben Garcia, Trinidad; two sisters, Sally Trent, Texas and Julia Delkemper, Indiana, 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Mass of Christian Burial is at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Valdez, Margarita Telesfora
Margarita Telesfora Tillie Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 1997 - Margarita Telesfora "Tillie" Valdez, 76, of Pueblo, passed away on Aug. 29, 1997. Born on April 7, 1921, in Center. Preceded in death by parents, Reyes and Isabel Gonzales- and sister, Cecelia Irene Reyes. Survived by her former spouse, Robert Valdez Sr.- and their children, Robert (Sophie) Valdez Jr. of Pueblo, Procopio (Jean) Valdez of Colorado Springs, Jerry Valdez, Rogeruez of Alamosa and Esther Valdez of Pueblo- brothers, Adelmo (Mary) Gonzales of Fountain and Louie (Aurelia) Gonzales of Pueblo- sisters, Corelia Lucero of Hereford, Texas, and Virginia Lucero of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren- and special friend, Cindy Kovalcik. Telesfora was an avid Bible Scholar and her desire was that all of her family and friends would know Jesus as their personal Savior. Viewing from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Tuesday and funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at Romero Funeral Chapel. Officiant, Rev. David Campos. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 715 E. Seventh and 908 E. Second.

Valdez, Margie N.
Margie N. Fuentes Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2002 - Margie N. Fuentes Valdez went home to be with the Lord. Funeral service, 11 a.m. today at Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Cemetery.

Valdez, Martin Lawrence
Martin Lawrence Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2002 - Martin Lawrence Valdez passed away Dec. 27, 2002, in Pueblo. Martin was born in Pueblo on Sept. 5, 1956. He was a 1975 graduate of Central High School and was employed at Columbian Elementary School for 22 years. Martin was a member of St. Leander Catholic Church and collected angels of all types. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Valdez; and father-in-law, Fred Lucero; and an aunt, Rose Pineda. Martin is survived by his wife, Gloria; children, Gina Valdez, Christina Valdez, Misty Valdez, Martin Valdez; his father, Joe Valdez; his pride and joy, granddaughter, Alysa Valdez; siblings, Hubert (Phyllis) Diamond, Hubert (Elaine) Valdez, Ron (Jenni) Valdez, Cathy (Mike) Mondragon, Tony (Joyce) Valdez, Chris Valdez, Susie Mondragon, Debbie Valdez and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A Memorial Mass will be held 10 a.m. today, at St. Leander Catholic Church, 1402 E. 7th. The family is receiving friends at 2129 South Road or 1005 Cypress.

Valdez, Mary
Mary Valdez – Pueblo Indicator – April 25, 1914 – Thirty-Three Dead at Ludlow – Mothers and Babies Slain in Safety Pits – Note: Mary Valdez is listed among the dead of the Ludlow Massacre, April 20, 1914. Mary Valdez: age 7, daughter of miner on strike. Source: Ludlow Monument and newspaper articles. See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/ludlow.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Valdez, Mary
Mary Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 2004 - Mary Valdez, 97, received her wings Aug. 27, 2004. Born in Celaya, Gto, Mexico. Preceded in death by husband Joe and daughters Helen and Teri. Survived by Susie (Anselmo), Stephanie, Bonnie and Chachi Sanchez. Also survived by children Mary White, Pime (Sally) Valdez, Joe (Frances) Valdez, Esther Johnson, Anita Ryan, Mike Valdez, 54 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren and numerous nephews. Mary enjoyed knitting, gardening, making us laugh and going to the SRDA. Her stories and memories will be passed on and never forgotten. Public viewing Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, 1-5 p.m. Rosary following at 7 p.m. Funeral services, Friday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. Both at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Valdez, Mary Alice
Mary Alice Valdez (Chavez) - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2005 - Mary Alice Valdez (Chavez), 72, of Denver, formerly of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 17, 2005. Preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Viola Valdez Sr.; brother, Samuel Valdez Jr.; and sister, Annie Gallegos. She is survived by her children, Mary (Alejandro) Munoz, Judy Griego and Mark (Susan) Espinosa; son-in-law, Michael Griego; sister-in-law, Emily Valdez; brothers, John (Corrine) Valdez and Henry Maxwell; sisters, Dolores (Ned) Valdez, Dorothy (Juan) Lott, Agnes Lacrue (Jim Semizer) and Diane (Manuel) Valdez; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Mary loved her family far beyond anything else. She gave blessings to all she knew. You will forever be in our hearts. Viewing will be from noon to 5 p.m. today and funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, both at Romero Chapel. Cremation. Inurnment at 3 p.m. Saturday in Cimmaron, N.M. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Valdez, Mary Inez
Mary Inez Valdez - Huerfano World - June 21, 1979 - Former Huerfano resident, Mary Inez Valdez, died June 11, 1979 in Chula Vista, CA, where she had lived for the past 25 years. A native of Walsenburg, she was 60 at the time of her death. Survivors include her husband, Mike, Chula Vista; two daughters, Jane Cushman, Alpine, CA, and Susan Musselman, Minnesota; a son, James, Chula Vista; father Antonio Cordova, Walsenburg; five sisters, including Connie Gray, Walsenburg and four brothers including, Lou Cordova Walsenburg and Ted Cordova, Steamboat Springs. Funeral services were held in Chula Vista on June 14 with burial in California.

Valdez, Mary J.
Mary J. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 04, 2003 - Mary J. Valdez, 73, of Pueblo. Went home to be with the Lord Sept. 2, 2003. Born March 28, 1930, in Dawson, N.M., raised in Taos, N.M. Preceded in death by her parents, Epimenio and Amada Chacon; brothers, Jose and Amarante Chacon; and sister, Marcelina Martinez. Survived by her loving husband, Eduardo Valdez of the family home; sons, David (Sophie) Chacon, Taos, N.M., Phillip Valdez, of Pueblo; daughter, Barbara (Sonny) Pacheco, of Pueblo; brother, Manuel (Rafaelita) Chacon; and special nephews, Amarante Chacon Jr. and Roberto Chacon; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members and friends. She had a loving heart, a big smile and a genuine love for family and friends. She enjoyed her spa visits at Captain Sam's. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Thursday; funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Friday; both at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Celebrant Rev. Ron Roche. Family and friends will be received at Sacred Heart Cathedral after both services.

Valdez, Mary Lucy
Mary Lucy Valdez - Huerfano World - February 3, 1994 - Huerfano Mary Lucy Valdez, 74, of Red Wing died Jan. 27, 1994 in Life Care Center in Pueblo where she had been a patient the past two weeks. Born Dec. 10, 1919 in Pass Creek to Pionon and Emilia A. Martinez Archuleta, she lived all her life in Huerfano County attending school in Chama. She married Andrew Valdez Jan. 18, 1935. For a short time she worked for Shosky's Cafe in Walsenburg and at Gardner pre-school, but most of her life was dedicated to her family. Mrs. Valdez had been ill since 1991 and had been in Denver Medical Center before returning to the Pueblo Center. Survivors include four daughters, Irene Taylor, Rye, Elaine Perrino and Lorraine Vargas, both of Red Wing and Amy Hiles, Pueblo; two brothers, Fred Archuleta, Red Wing and Teofilo Archuleta, Pueblo; a sister, Mary Mueller, Wisconsin, 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Graveside service was Jan. 28 in Chama Cemetery.

Valdez, Mary N.
Mary N. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2005 - Mary N. Valdez, 73, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 9, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born Aug. 25, 1931, in Segundo, Colo., a daughter of the late Mike and Lucy Cordova Armijo. Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband Paul Valdez. Mary also was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kristie; and brother, Ernest. She is survived by six children, Tina and Alan Generally, Paul and Rhonda Valdez, Gil and Carol Valdez, Esteban Valdez, John Valdez and Pat Mariano; nephew, Marvin Valdez, who she helped raise; 16 grandchildren, Zac, Phil, Bree, Jamie, Dale, Bonnie, Paul, Ricardo, Nikki, Saraha, Lindsey, Dreena, Tina, Pattie, Gypsy and Jason; great-grandchildren, Aaden, Kayla, Alyssa, Darrian, Marcus, Emilio, Tony, Ray, Rickie, Jenna, Isaiha, Jeremiah, Joey, Kenney, Dylan, Raven, Amber, Gabe, Ricardo, Patrick and Trinity; five sisters, Benina, Stella, Frances, Martha and Lucille; two brothers, Filbert and Mike; special friend, Mildred; numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of other friends and relatives. Mary was a member of St. Leander Catholic Church. She loved playing bingo and going "junking" to yard sales and thrift stores with her friends. She had many special friends and care givers at Belmont Lodge, where she lived the last 12 years of her life. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2005, with funeral Mass at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2005; both services at St. Leander Catholic Church, with Rev. Ben Bacino officiating. The family may be contacted at 1215 E. 12th Street, Pueblo, Colo. Memorial donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Valdez, Maximo J.
Maximo J. "Max" Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2000 - Age71, passed away Jan. 26, 2001, at his home in Capulin, Colo. Max was born Nov. 17, 1929, in Capulin, the son of Antonio Valdez and Eliza Maestas Valdez. Max was united in marriage to Filomena Muniz on Jan. 5, 1948. He was a member of the St. Joseph Parish, a former Parish Council member. He worked for 26 years with the La Jara Trading Post and seven years with the Conejos Lumber Co. and was a self-employed rancher and farmer in the Capulin area. The hobbies Max enjoyed were growing a vegetable garden, going to the mountains, gathering wood, spoiling his grandchildren and especially spending time with his family. Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Filomena Valdez of the family home; five daughters, Lucy (Ben) Brown of Denver, Colo., Bernadette Valdez of Capulin, Barbara Chavez of Denver, Mary Gonzales of Alamosa, Colo., and Anna (Kenneth) Salazar of Los Sauses, Colo.; three sons, Father Patrick Valdez of San Luis, Colo., Lionel (Michelle) Valdez of Capulin,, and Andrew Valdez of the Sand Dunes National Monument, Colo.; nine grandchildren; five sisters, Louise (Isidore) Muniz of La Jara, Colo., Viola (Arthur) Sandoval of La Jara, Dolores Trujillo of La Jara, Lela (Phil) Archuleta of Capulin, and Helen (Henry) Pacheco of Oklahoma; four brothers, Rubel Valdez, Joe L. (Diane) Valdez, Frank Valdez and Pete Valdez, all of La Jara. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Max was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Rachel Gonzales; and one aunt, Margarita Maestas. A vigil service with recitation of the rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at the Romero Funeral Home in Alamosa. Another rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at the St. Joseph Church in Capulin. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at the St. Joseph Church in Capulin. Interment will follow at the Capulin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hospice del Valle at P.O. Box 1554, Al

Valdez, Maxine Fay
Maxine Fay Valdez - Denver Post - September 14, 1998 - Maxine Fay Valdez, Technician, 45 - Maxine Fay Valdez of Walsenburg, a technician, died Tuesday at Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center. She was 45. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Walsenburg. There was cremation. She was born Feb. 18, 1953, in Walsenburg. She was a technician for Walsenburg Social Services Department. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and La Plaza de Los Leones. She is survived by a son, Eloy Alarcon, Milliken; a daughter, Petra Alarcon, Walsenburg; her mother and father, Juanita and Malaguias, Walsenburg; a sister, Alvina, Redwood City, Calif.; and two brothers, Abel, Longmont, and William, Denver.

Valdez, Nick Jr.
Nick Valdez Jr. - Huerfano World - October 29, 1992 - In Memoriam - In Memory of Nick Valdez Jr. who died in a car accident Oct. 31, 1990. - Verse - Sadly missed by his Mother Sally Valdez.

Valdez, Nickie
Nickie Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 2000 - Nickie Valdez, 82, born Dec. 19, 1917, in Amalia, N.M., passed away Nov. 4, 2000, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Valdez; two sisters; and one brother. Survived by her daughter, Lori Martinez; son-in-law, Wayne Martinez; grandson, Mario Becerra; granddaughter, Marissa Martinez; brother, Ross Baca; sisters, Angelita Sanchez and Maria Padilla; and several nieces and nephews also survive. Visitation, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Valdez, Ninfa
Ninfa "Neva" Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 2005 - Ninfa "Neva" Valdez, 90, passed away July 2, 2005. She was born May 23, 1915, in Walsenburg. Preceded in death by parents, Theodore and Felomina (Alrid) Quintana; and her first grandson, Eugene Ortega. Survived by her children, Cecelia Ortega Lovato, Phyllis (George) Montoya, Patricia (Gene) Abeyta, Theresa (John) Vigil, Emma (Joe) Quintana and Joe (Marie) Valdez; one brother, Garfield (Vickie) Quintana; one sister, Flora (Steve) Varela; 24 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren, and 31 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, at Angelus funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel, with Deacon George Montoya officiating. Cremation to follow.

Valdez, Noel B.
Noel B. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2004 - Noel B. Valdez, 70, passed away Nov. 19, 2004. Preceded in death by his parents, Noel Valdez and Faye Ramirez; and his brother-in-law, Alfonso Sanchez. Survived by his wife, Barbara Valdez; children, Pete J. Trujillo of Tucson, Ariz., Stephanie Valdez, Noel Joseph Valdez, Patrick (Yvette) Valdez and Bernadette (Joe) Bonetta, all of Pueblo; stepchildren, Kathy (Stanley) Vigil, Don (Leslie) Sandoval, Sandra (Sam) Lucero, Lorraine Lopez, Carol (Lawrence) Finn, Donna (Henry) Sandoval, Kenneth Sandoval, Rose Ann Sandoval and Steven Sandoval, all of Pueblo. Also survived by his sister, Florence J. Sanchez, Pueblo; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews and other relatives. Noel served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and retired from Dana Corporation, where he was a machine maintenance mechanic. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Rosary recitation, 6 p.m. Monday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Graveside military honors by the Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Valdez, Octaviano A. Jr.
Octaviano A. Valdez Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2002 - Age 72, of Pueblo, passed away March 6, 2002. He is preceded in death by his parents, Octaviano J. and Duvie J. Valdez; wife, Emma E. (1970); and daughter, Linda Sue (1996). Survived by sons, Art, David and Ernie (Paula) Valdez; daughters, Loretta (Carlos) Negrete, Duvie (Gary) Martinez and Christina (Chuck) Pineda; grandchildren, Jason, Kelli and Matthew Valdez, Andy and Danielle Negrete, Joseph Martinez, Stephanie Valdez, J.C. and Alyssa Pineda; step-grandchildren, Judy Martinez, Susie (Tony) Gennuso and Cindy Watson; sisters, Cora Vialpando and Beatrice (Ernest) Arguello. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Octaviano loved all sports and had a special passion for baseball, fishing and especially his family. Served honorably and retired from the Air Force after 25 years of service. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 6 p.m. Monday and funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Romero Chapel. Interment to follow at Fort Lyon Cemetery, Las Animas, and Colo. Family may be contacted at the home of Gary and Duvie Martinez in Pueblo West and Romero Courtesy Hall.

Valdez, Odelia
Odelia Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 1998 - Odelia Valdez, 85, passed away Jan. 7, 1998, at her residence in Avondale. She was born on Sept. 18, 1912, in Arroyo Hondo, N.M. Odelia was totally family orientated- her children and grandchildren were taught how to cook, bake, quilting and respect for their elders. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, the Altar and Rosary Society, the Cursillo, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society. She loved to play bingo. Predeceased by parents, Joe D. and Nicolasa (DeLeon) Martinez- sister, Magdalena Roybal. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband of 54 years, Manuel S. Valdez Sr.- children, Manuel M. Valdez, Mary Ann (Alfonso) Maes- grandchildren, Stephanie (Juan) Mendoza, Shirley (Ruben) Casarez, Lynette (Robert) Ortegon, Bridget (Juan) Ramirez, Rudy (Desiree) Gonzales, Alfonso Maes Jr., and Annette Maes- 10 great-grandchildren- brother and sister-in-laws, Fermin (Fabiola) Valdez, Rose Herrera, Viola (Joe E.) Padilla, Frank Valdez, Theresa (Manuel) Ruiz, Lillie Valdez, Ursula Valdez- numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday. Both services, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale, Rev. Maurice O. Gallagher, celebrant. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1027 35th Lane.

Valdez, Olivia Lisa Marie
Olivia Lisa Marie Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2000 - Olivia Lisa Marie Valdez, age 9, arrived on Earth Aug. 15, 1990, and after blessing us with her angelic presence, she returned to our Father May 19, 2000. Survived by her loving parents, Nathan and Rose Valdez; loving and caring sister, Ondrea Lujan, and beloved baby brother, Joey Valdez; grandparents, Jose A. Valdez, Teresita Casias and Ross Atencio; aunts and uncles, Eusebio Martinez, Joseph Trujillo, Ron (Felicia) Trujillo, Linda Trujillo, Yvette (Derick) Durbin, Carlos (Vicki) Casias, Steve (Terry) Casias, Bobby (Abbey) Casias and Mr. and Mrs. David Casias, Doreen, Beverly and Shirley Valdez, Joseph (Rita) Valdez, Karen (Rick) Spinuzzi, Phyllis (Willie) Gallegos and Stacey (Ben) Ponce; and numerous special, beloved cousins that Olivia loved very much, including special cousin and friend, Joseph Trujillo; and numerous special friends and other relatives. She is predeceased by great-grandmother, Flora Abeyta; grandfather, Robert Casias; grandmother, Alice Valdez; and uncle, Mike Trujillo. Olivia was in Mrs. Rutherford's third grade class at Somerlid Elementary School. She loved school, had perfect attendance since kindergarten and was an honor student. Olivia loved Jesus and enjoyed attending First Foursquare Gospel Church. She was always happy and her smile and hugs brought joy to everyone. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Foursquare Gospel Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Valdez, Patria
Patria Valdez – Pueblo Indicator – April 25, 1914 – Thirty-Three Dead at Ludlow – Mothers and Babies Slain in Safety Pits – Note: Patria Valdez is listed among the dead of the Ludlow Massacre, April 20, 1914. Patria Valdez: age 37, wife of miner on strike. Source: Ludlow Monument and newspaper articles See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/ludlow.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Valdez, Patricia A.
Patricia A. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 03, 2002 - Age 59, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 28, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. Born April 6, 1942, in Cimarron, N.M., to Lee and Victoria Samora who survive her. Also survived by her daughters, Trisha (Rob) Mauro and Tana Cordova, both of Pueblo, Colo.; grandchildren, Ashley, Lindsey, Brittney Trujillo and Sophia Mauro; siblings, Dorothy (Sil) Peralta, Ben (Barbara) Samora, JoAnn (Hector) Hernandez, June (Tony) Munoz, Lee (Bea) Samora, Henry Samora, Charles (Ruth Ellen) Samora, Larry (Cheryl) Samora, Gary (Elsie) Samora, Patrick Samora, Kathy (Todd) Ogden. She also leaves to cherish her memory her godchildren, David, Toni Louise and Kathy; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by her brothers, Edward and Leonard Samora; and her nephew, Michael Peralta. Pat loved to cook for her family. She was famous for her "Flat Pie" that she always made for holidays and special occasions. Pat especially loved to go to Cripple Creek with her sister, June. Pat was a very loving and giving person. She cherished the time she spent with her granddaughters, they were her pride and joy. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Shrine of St. Therese. Inurnment, to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Valdez, Patrick James
Patrick James Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 1998 - Patrick James Valdez, 38, of Pueblo, passed away June 1998. Born on March 17, 1960, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his father, Bert J. Valdez. Survived by his mother, Lillie Valdez of Pueblo- brother, Art (Zenie) Valdez, Colorado Springs- sister, Alberta Rodriguez, Colorado Springs- nephew, Art (Edi) Valdez Jr., Maryland, Robert Matamoros, Pueblo, and Brian Valdez, Colorado Springs- nieces, Christine (Ian) Crowley, Pueblo, Jodi Duran- great-nephews, Dillon Crowley and Travis Valdez- great-niece, Kaitlin Crowley. Survived by numerous, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Enjoyed sports, fishing, playing pool and the time he spent with his family. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel and 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Carmel Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, at Mount Carmel Church, Rev. John Waters, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 3119 San Isabel.

Valdez, Rafelita
Rafelita Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2003 - Rafelita Valdez, 79. My loving wife was escorted by the angels to be in heaven with the Lord on Dec. 19, 2003. She resided in Pueblo, Colo., since 1949 and was a dedicated worker at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital and retired in 1987. Survived by her loving husband, Raymond D. Valdez; and her five children, son, Raymond Phillip Valdez; daughters, Sophie Marlene (Tony) Martinez, Elsie (Gary) Samora, Betty (Steve) Gonzales and Carol (Don) Cappello; 12 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren; brother, Garfield (Vickie) Quintana; sisters, Flora (Steve) Varela and Neva Valdez. Her kind soul will be greatly missed. She is and always will be in our prayers. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 6 p.m. Monday, and Mass 9 a.m. Tuesday; both services at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Valdez, Rafelita L.
Rafelita L. "Rae" Valdez - Colorado Springs Gazette - August 18, 1993 - Rafelita L. "Rae" Valdez, 80, of Colorado Springs died Aug. 14, 1993, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. A vigil service will follow at 7 p.m. at Shrine of Remembrance Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church-Southgate, 1830 S. Corona St., with the Rev. William Martinez officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Shrine of Remembrance is handling arrangements. Mrs. Valdez was born Nov. 16, 1912, in Los Pinos, N.M., to Benjamin and Virginia Duran Garcia. She had lived in Colorado Springs since 1963 and also had lived in Pueblo and Antonito. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mrs. Valdez was married Dec. 12, 1932, in Antonito to Carlos C. Valdez, who survives. She also is survived by a son, Troy H. of Colorado Springs; four daughters, Arlene L. Jimenez of Pueblo, Marty L. Murdock, Shirley A. Garduno, and Beth O' Neill, all of Colorado Springs; a sister, Ruth Martinez of Colorado Springs; a brother, Moses Garcia of Denver; 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Rebecca Lovato. Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Hospital Homecare, 1400 E. Boulder St., Colorado Springs 80901.

Valdez, Raymond R.
Raymond R. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 1986 - Raymond R. Valdez, 1426 Pine St., departed this life Saturday, Feb. 1, 1986, at his home. Born March 23, 1933, in Tioga, Colo. A U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Valdez was a Pueblo resident since 1951, coming from Walsenburg. He enjoyed fishing and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church. Survivors include six daughters, Carrie (Anthony) Trujillo, Phyllis (John) Sanchez, Pat Valdez, Angie (Albert) Lujan, Emmy Valdez, all of Pueblo; and Cindy Valdez, Lansing, Mich.; two brothers, Ben (Bernice) Valdez, Pueblo; and Joe T. Valdez, Walsenburg; seven sisters, Rose (Carl) Gomez, Millie (Max) DeHerrera, Elizabeth (Oris) Tenorio, all of Pueblo; Ernestine (John) DeHerrera, Frances (Ross) Cruz, Flora (Ernie) Montano, Eleanor Valdez, all of Walsenburg; beloved friend, Bernice Garbiso, Pueblo; five grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at 1108 Aqua Avenue, home of Rose Gomez.

Valdez, Richard Rick
Richard Rick Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 03, 1997 - Richard Rick Valdez, 42, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 1, 1997, as a result of an auto accident. Survived by his wife, Julie A. Valdez- children, Margaux Lynn Valdez, Brad William Valdez and Claire and Tarah O'Malley- parents, Fermin (Fabiola) Valdez- brothers and sisters, John (Nancy) Valdez, LeRoy (Midge) Valdez, Gina Valdez, Mona (Mike) Golden, Tony (Kathi) Valdez and Jim Valdez- special friends, Don Cover and Dan Centa- and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Rick's first love was his children, Margaux and Brad. He was an avid fisherman and was instrumental in the development of the Downtown Bus Transit Center. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial gifts may be made to Brad and Margaux College Fund in his memory.

Valdez, Rita D.
Rita D. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 1987 - Rita D. Valdez, 85, longtime resident of Pueblo, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 18, 1987 following an extended illness. Born in Las Vegas, N.M., on Feb. 28, 1902, the, daughter of the late Antonio Delgado and' Maria Montoya Delgado. She is survived by one sister, Toni Kutrulas, of Pueblo; one brother, Ismael Delgado, of Las Vegas, N.M.; a sister-in-law, Corina Delgado; niece, Mary Fulgenzi; two nephews; Joe L. Delgado and Ismael Delgado Jr., all of Las Vegas, N. M. She is also survived by other numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of Holy Family Church. There will be no visitation. Rosary recitation at 7 p.m. today at Holy Family Church. Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1987, at Holy Family Church with Father Tom Adrians officiating. Cremation will follow.

Valdez, Robert
Robert Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 1997 - Robert Valdez, 85, of Pueblo, formerly of San Luis, Colo., passed away Oct. 15, 1997. Born on Nov. 29, 1911, in San Luis, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, Procopio Valles and Manuelita Valdez-former spouse, Telesfora Tillie" Valdez- son, Adrian Valdez- daughter, Regina Valdez. Survived by sons, Robert (Sophie) Valdez, Jerry Valdez, Roger (JoAnn) Valdez, all of Pueblo, Procopio (Jean) Valdez of Colorado Springs and Ruben (Kelly) Valdez of Colorado City- daughters, Erma Medina of Colorado Springs, Esther Valdez of Pueblo and Lizzie Rodriguez of Alamosa- brothers, Clovis (Paz) Valdez of Fredrick, Colo., and Eluterio (Lila) Valdez of San Luis- sisters, Elvira Aragon of Pueblo and Frances (Delbert) Romero of Alamosa. Also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Viewing from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Memorial prayer service, 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 and funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20. Both at Romero Funeral Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Pastor Jim Velasquez to officiate. Graveside military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Relatives and friends will be received at 908 E. Second St.

Valdez, Robert E. Jr.
Robert E. Valdez Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2003 - Robert E. Valdez Jr., 61, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 20, 2003. Born April 23, 1942, in San Luis, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert Valdez Sr., Telesfora Valdez; grandparents, Ray (Isabelle) Gonzales. Survived by wife, Sophie Valdez; sons, Adam Valdez, Pete (Mabel) Valdez, Amos Valdez, Alfred (Alvina) Valdez; daughters, Roberta Valdez, Annie (Jim) Valdez, Isabelle (Larry) Pacheco, Sophie Valdez, Judy Valdez; brothers, Cooper (Jean) Valdez, Jerry Valdez, Ruben (Kelly) Valdez; sisters, Esther Valdez, Lizzie Rodriguez; granddaughters, Alexia, Candace; numerous grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives, friends and special friend, Valerie Sanchez. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday. All services at Romero Chapel.

Valdez, Rodolso
Rodolso Valdez – Pueblo Indicator – April 25, 1914 – Thirty-Three Dead at Ludlow – Mothers and Babies Slain in Safety Pits – Note: Rodolso Valdez is listed among the dead of the Ludlow Massacre, April 20, 1914. Source: Newspaper articles. Note: This person is not on the Ludlow Monument but is listed as a victim by the coroner's jury. See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/ludlow.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Valdez, Romanda Celia
Romanda Celia Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 1986 - Romanda Celia Valdez, 312 Jane St., Avondale, affectionately known as "Sally," departed this life Dec. 8, 1986, at her home. A Pueblo resident since 1952, she was born Jan. 8, 1929, in Redwing. Preceded in death by her husband, Armando Valdez, in 1985, and brother, Anselmo Rivera, in 1979. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Survived by her children, Ellas (Joan) Valdez, Gerald Valdez, both of Pueblo, Florence Valdez, Baldwin Park, Calif.; one sister, Agnes (Sam) Vasquez, Aguilar; one grandchild, Adam L. Lopez, Baldwin Park; and a host of other relatives and friends. Mass of the Resurrection, 7:30 p.m. Thursday; rosary recitation, 11 a.m. Friday, both services, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, the Rev. Maurice O. Gallagher, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at the home.

Valdez, Rose D.
Rose D. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 2003 - Rose D. Valdez passed away Dec. 17, 2003. She was born in San Pablo, Colo., on Feb. 6, 1918, and raised in Boone, Colo. Survived by her children, Connee and Frank Reed, Roberta Bratina, Jon Valdez; grandchildren, Scott and Angela Reed, Lori Horton, Tom Horton; great-grandchildren, Noelle and Ryan Reed, T.J. Horton, Teal and Ciara Carpenter; special niece, Maggie Becker; special nephews, Harold Bauch, Bob Valdez; brother-in-law, Leo Valdez; sisters-in-law, Mariea Vigil and Donna Vigil. Preceded in death by her husband, Anthony J. Valdez; parents, Eufelia and Adrian Vigil; sister, Martha Valdez; and brothers, Robert and David Vigil. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations in memory of Rose may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care through the funeral home office.

Valdez, Rose Elucinda
Rose Elucinda Valdez - Huerfano World - August 15, 1991 - Rose Elucinda Valdez, 70, of Walsenburg, died in her home, Monday, Aug. 12, 1991, after a lengthy illness. Born Oct. 15, 1920, in Walsenburg, she was raised here and attended local schools. On Dec. 23, 1938, she married Oscar Valdez in St. Mary church. Mrs. Valdez had been in ill health since October, 1988. Mrs. Valdez is survived by four daughters, Louise Steffani and Rosemary Bellah, Walsenburg, Orlena Montoya, Colorado Springs, and Nancy Barela, Augusta, GA; a son LeRoy Valdez, Cape Canaveral, FL; a sister Lorida Gillett, La Grande, OR; seven brothers, Max DeHerrera, Home Lake, Charles Vigil, Denver, John Vigil, Ben Vigil and Donnie Vigil, Pueblo, Louie Vigil and Solomon Vigil, Walsenburg; ten grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in South St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Valdez, Ruben Robert
Ruben Robert Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2003 - Ruben Robert Valdez, 65. Born Nov. 6, 1937, in Walsenburg, passed away May 15, 2003 at Parkview Medical Center. Affectionately known to his grandchildren as "Pa," he was an avid sports fan who enjoyed all sporting events, especially the New York Yankees and Colorado Rockies. Ruben was retired from the former Stein Food Company. He also lived in Avondale. Preceded in death by his parents, Juan Pedro and Maria Juanita (Martinez) Valdez; former wife Hilda C. Chavez; two brothers and two sisters; and granddaughter, Tisha Meadow Valdez. Survived by his children, Loretta (Ernie) Lucero, Jeannine (Robert) Keller, Lisa (Eugene Martinez) Valdez, Pete (Josephine) Valdez; five sisters, two brothers, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with the Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C.M. as celebrant. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at Zaragoza Hall following the service.

Valdez, Salome
Salome Valdez – Huerfano World – April 6, 2006 – M. Salome "Sally" Valdez, 88, long-time resident of Walsenburg, died April 4, 2006 at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge. Mrs. Valdez was born February 14, 1918 in North Veta, Colorado, to the late Armenio Pacheco and Telesfora Cruz Pacheco. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Nicolas Valdez, Sr. in 1987 and 2 sons, Nick Valdez, Jr. in 1990 and Gilbert R. Valdez in 1999. Her surviving children include stepson Mike (Frances) Valdez, Colorado Springs, Ruth (Jim) Boze, Aurora, Hurby (Julie) Valdez, Idaho Springs, Norberto (Janice) Valdez, Ft. Collins, Jeanette Valdez Bohon, Amissville, VA, Dennis (Janet) Valdez, Walsenburg, Florence (Russell) Romero, Lakewood, Elaine Valdez Prichard, Idaho Springs and Edith Valdez Peters, Pueblo. She has 24 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Valdez's siblings who preceded her in death include Ernesto Pacheco, Jose Evan Pacheco, Olivia Aragon and Ermelinda Valdez. Her surviving brothers and sisters are Naborsita Vigil, Claude Pacheco (Viola) and Nettie Quintana all of Walsenburg; Lucy Sanchez, Sarah Montoya, Katie Sanchez, and Oris Pacheco (Alice) all of Pueblo. She had many nephews and nieces. Mrs. Valdez was a kind and loving mother who loved to crochet, quilt and embroider projects to share with her children and grandchildren. A viewing and memorial service will be held April 6 at 7 p.m. at Emanuel Apostolic Temple, Walsenburg, Rev. Bernie Vigil presiding. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., April 7, and interment will be at North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg. Contact Romero Family Funeral Home for information, 719-738-2152

Valdez, Santos
Santos Valdez - Wray Rattler - December 14, 1916 - Santos Valdez, a section hand on the D. & R. G., was killed under the wheels of a train at Pueblo.

Valdez, Stella Marie
Stella Marie Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2000 - Stella Marie Valdez, 74, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, departed this life April 21, 2000. She was affectionately known to her family as the "Boss." She was born Sept. 25, 1925, in Barela, Colo. She was known and loved by her grandchildren. She always took time to listen to each one's request or problem. They each knew she had the right answer for them. The only time when "Grams" did not answer right away is when her Denver Broncos were playing. Everyone knew not to disturb her until after the game and depending who won. Preceded in death by her parents, Donaciano and Fidelia (Pacheco) Maldonado; son, Roger Valdez; grandsons, Robert and Roger Valdez; two brothers; and five sisters. Survived by her best friend and husband of 57 years, Emilio Pete Valdez; children, R.J. (Tillie) Valdez, Josie (Alejandro) Herrera, Tina (Marty) Santistevan, Lawrence (Grace) Valdez and Joyce (Steve) Moore; siblings, George (Carmen) Maldonado, Sam (Sadie) Maldonado, Logia (Ben) Arguello, Nora Madrid and Elizabeth Martinez; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; in-laws, Bernice Maldonado, Crisilda Martinez, Carrie Valdez, Robert Valdez and Alfred Ortiz; close friend, Kathy Powers; and other relatives and friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. today and Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Both services, Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. Mark A. Plewka, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 2202 Perry Ave.

Valdez, Teresa
Teresa Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2004 - Teresa Valdez, of Thornton, Colo., passed away on April 22, 2004, at her home. She was born on Feb. 7, 1940, in Las Vegas, N.M., to Federico and Ruby (Lujan) Gallegos. Grateful for having shared in her life are her children, Nikki Valdez, Alan Valdez, Dominic (Teresa) Valdes; grandchildren, Andrew and Nicholas Valdez; sisters, Rosalie Gallegos and Mary Lou (Albert) Gallegos; brothers, Dimas (Maxine) Gallegos, George (Anita) Gallegos, Pete Gallegos, Phillip (True) Gallegos and Benji (Elaine) Gallegos. Rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at Rundus Funeral Home, Broomfield, Colo. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver.

Valdez, Thomas E.
Thomas E. Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2000 - Thomas E. Valdez, 46, departed this world for a better place on June 19, 2000. Born April 3, 1954, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his father, Leo J. Valdez. He leaves to celebrate his life his beloved sons, Matthew Thomas and Jeremy Rudy. Survived by his mother, Adeline Valdez; and siblings, Lou Valdez, Mona Martinez, Patricia DeLaCruz, Rosalie (Victor) Farias, Elizabeth (Royce Brumfield) Valdez, Leo (Marisa) Valdez, Monica (David Bagdanov) Valdez and Paul Valdez; his Godson, David Farias; and his nieces and nephews. Thomas was a valuable employee of the Union Trading Company, where he freely shared his knowledge of Mexican art and handcrafts with his customers. He was a loving, caring, giving, and gentle man who will be remembered for his passion for music, art, and knowledge. Services will be held at St. Francis Xavier Church, Rosary, Thursday at 7 p.m., and Mass of the Resurrection, Friday at 10 a.m.

Valdez, Tim
Tim Valdez - Walsenburg World-Independent - February 7, 1945 - Tim Valdez Dies In Pacific Action - Pfc. Tim Valdez, stepson of Mrs. Clara Valdez of this city, was killed while on active duty in the South Pacific, according to word received here this week. Pfc. Valdez had been in service five and one-half years, and was 18 months overseas. He was killed on Dec. 19, according to the official word received here, and was serving with a cavalry unit. He is survived by his widow and by two children, now residents of Pueblo; and by a number of brothers and sisters. No further details concerning the circumstances of his death were received here. Huerfano World - February 12, 2004 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1945: Pfc. Tim Valdez of Walsenburg was killed on duty in the South Pacific in December.

Valdez, Tom
Tom Valdez – Pueblo Chieftain – October 15, 2006 - Tom Valdez, 77, former employee of St. Mary Corwin Hospital passed away Oct. 4, 2006 in California. Predeceased by brothers and sisters Joe, Alex, Lena, Ernestine, Susie and Marcy. Survived by numerous nephews and nieces in the Oliva, Quintana and Valdez Families and special friend Donald Queen. Memorial service 6 p.m., Tues., Oct. 18, 2006, The Lords Vineyard, 630 Broadway.

Valdez, Victor Milton
Victor Milton Valdez - Sacramento Bee – April 29, 2004 - Victor Milton Valdez, born in Walsenburg, CO August 25, 1933, passed away in Sacramento, CA April 27, 2004. Preceded in death by loving wife Mary Valdez, parents James and Norma Valdez, sister Effie Manriquez and daughter-in-law Shawn Valdez. Survived by his loving children Victor M. Valdez, Jr., Charlene Leventon and Diane Senna (husband Ronald). Brother of James, Harold and Gary Valdez, Nina Watson, and beloved sister-in-law Patricia Myers of MI. Grandfather of Zachary and Jarrett Valdez, Nicole Craig, Michael Leventon, Stephanie, James and Chris Senna, Riki Gonzalez, and great-grandfather of Amber and William Craig, Marcelles Sheffield and Vanessa Senna. He also leaves behind his beloved dog, Lucky. Retired from the City of Sacramento. He will be remembered for his love of children and family, sports, wonderful stories and great sense of humor. Special thanks to Jim and Greg for their loving care. Friends are welcome for visitation beginning at 2:00 PM Thursday, April 29, 2004 followed by the Rosary at 6:30 PM and also the Funeral Service, 10:00 AM Friday at the George L. Klumpp Chapel of Flowers, Riverside Boulevard and Second Avenue. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery.

Valdez, Viola
Viola Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 06, 1986 - Viola Valdez, 67, late of 2607 E. Sixth St., died June 4, 1986. Wife of Sam J. Valdez Sr. and mother of Alice Valdez, Denver, Dolores (Ned) Valdez of Pueblo, Dorothy (Bob) Lott of Denver, Anna (Joe) Gallegos of Cimarron, N.M., John (Corina) Valdez, Pueblo, Agnes (Leonard) LaCrue of Pueblo, Henry Maxwell of Utah and Diane Valdez of Pueblo. A sister to Roy Maestas, Sally Martinez and Flora Coca, all of Pueblo, Gilbert Valdez and Andres Valdez, both of Denver, and Onofre Aguilar of Cimarron. A daughter-in-law, Emily Valdez of Denver, as well as 28 grand-children and 37 great-grandchildren also survive. Preceded in death by son, Sam Valdez Jr., in 1981, and a brother, Pablo Valdez, in 1968. Recitation of rosary, 7 p.m. Saturday at Rivera Chapel. Mass and interment in Cimarron, N.M. Family will receive friends at 2607 E. Sixth and 2107 E. Ninth, home of son, John Valdez.

Valdez, Virginia Viola
Virginia Viola Valdez - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 2, 2008 - July 30, 1942 - February 27, 2008. 65, passed away at Pikes Peak Hospice from cancer. She was a homemaker. Ms. Valdez was born in Aguilar, CO to Julian and Sophie Valdez. She is survived by her brother John F. Valdez (Margaret), sisters; Marie Joyce and Mary Bramer (Donald) and predeceased by her following siblings; Beatrice Darnel, Pauline Joyce, Edward, Eloy, Jimmy Valdez and her loving companion, "Otis" her pet pug. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews with one very dear to her heart; Robert J. Valdez (Lisa) of North Pole, Alaska. A vigil will be from 5 - 7 p.m. with the rosary to follow at Cappadona Funeral Home, 1020 E. Fillmore St. on Monday, 3 March. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, 4 March at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 1520 E. Yampa St. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Divine Redeemer Food Pantry, 1520 E. Yampa St., Colorado Springs 80909.

Valdez, William
William (Billy) Valdez - Huerfano World - November 1, 2007 - William (Billy) Valdez entered into rest October 6, 2007. Survived by sisters, Dorothy Martinez, Viola Sanchez and Marty Chinn; brother, Albert Valdez Jr., niece Sharon Apodaca. Come celebrate his life on November 3, 2007. Mass, St. Mary Church at 11 a.m.

Valdez, William O.
William O. "Willie" Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 1997 - William O. "Willie" Valdez of Walsenburg. Cremation has taken place. No viewing or service.

Valdez-Cruz, Crystal Marie
Crystal Marie Valdez-Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - July 02, 2002 - Crystal Marie Valdez-Cruz, 13, went to be with the Lord, June 29, 2002. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Albert and Virginia Cruz. Crystal is survived by her loving parents, Joyce and Ruben Valdez; sister Miranda; brothers, Ruben Jr. and Jared; godparents, JoAnn and Art Gonzales; grandparents, Barbara and Joe Aragon; special aunts, uncles and cousins; best friend, Elizabeth Ashton; and special friend, Raquel Ramirez. Crystal completed her seventh-grade year at Corwin Middle School as a 4.0 student. She was active with the Flag and Rifle Team, Jump Rope, and After School Program. Crystal touched people with her beautiful smile and giving heart. She enjoyed time with her friends laughing, dancing and listening to their music. Crystal was a great big sister, always finding time for her brothers and sister. Crystal knew how to make people smile with her sense of humor and ability to laugh. Visitation, 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 3. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, July 5. Both services will be held at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment to follow, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Crystal to the Children's Hospital through the funeral home. Family will receive family and friends throughout the week at 1221 Berkley.

Valencia, RaeAnn
RaeAnn Valencia – Pueblo Chieftain – October 6, 2006 - RaeAnn Valencia, 67, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 3, 2006. She is survived by her daughters, Karen (Anthony) Aragon and Michelle (Eddie) Vigil; siblings, Gene (Sam) Valencia, Jane Howard, Corrine (Dick) Johnson, Carl Valencia and Christine (Andrew) Dominquez; grandchildren, Eddie (Desiree) Vigil, Connie Aragon, Eric Vigil and Andy Aragon; great-grandchildren, Angelo Ramirez, Alycia Vigil and John-John Trujillo; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Vigil Rosary, 6 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Leander Church. Reception at Romero's Hall following both services.

Valencia, Ramon C.
Ramon C. Valencia - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 1998 - Ramon C. Valencia, 78, a retired welder for the Santa Fe Railroad, passed away Sept. 24, 1998. Mr. Valencia was born March 20, 1920, in Palermo Sicily, Italy, to the union of Rafael and Concepcion Valencia. His parents precede him in death- as do 15 brothers and sisters- his beloved wife, Margarita Valencia, May 17, 1992- grandson, R.C. Valencia, July 8, 1997- and daughter, Christina Vigil, Aug. 14, 1997. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Robert (Gloria) Valencia, Pueblo, Teresa Jack, Colorado Springs, Vicki (John) Santos, Pueblo, Conni (Leroy) Velarde, Pueblo, Sarah (Edward) Muro, Pueblo, Art Valencia, Pueblo, Anthony Valencia, Colorado Springs, Veronica (Steve) Boulier, Aurora, Colo., and Rick (Judy) Valencia, Gilette, Wyo.- 13 grandchildren- four great-grandchildren- and other relatives and friends. Mr. Valencia enjoyed cooking and made a mean pot of "menudo" that was a favorite of family and friends alike. He also enjoyed going to Saturday morning flea markets throughout the city. Mr. Valencia was one of the organizers of the Fiesta Day Committee in 1967. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel, Rev. Jose Luis Cano officiating. Cremation to follow. Family will receive

Valencia, Ramon Charles Jr.
Ramon Charles Valencia Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 1997 - Ramon Charles Valencia Jr., 17, passed away July 8, 1997. A lifetime Puebloan, "R.C.," as he was known to family and friends, was born Nov. 10, 1979. He was a senior at East High School, where he lettered in track and field. He was also on the wrestling team. He was employed at Jeans West. His interests were drawing, writing poems and music and watching video games. Survived by his parents, Geraldine Martinez, Las Vegas, N.M., and Robert (Gloria) Valencia, Pueblo- sister, Nicole Martinez, Las Vegas, N.M.- brothers, James Lee, Boulder, Danny Lee, Great Falls, Mont., and Ronald Lee, Missoula, Mont.- grandparents, Ramon C. Valencia, Pueblo, Charles and Ida Martinez, Las Vegas, N.M., and Joyce Numan, Great Falls, Mont.- great-grandparents, Charles and Lucy Martinez, Walsenburg- and several aunts and uncles, Gerald (Joanne) Martinez, David Martinez, Las Vegas, N.M., Margaret (Victor) Lujan, Nambe, N.M., Teresa Jack, Colorado Springs, Vicki (John) Santos, Conni (John) Velarde, Pueblo, Sarah (Ed) Muro, Littleton, Christina (Jess) Vigil, Henderson, Nev., Art Valencia, Pueblo, Tony Valencia, Colorado Springs, Rick (Judy) Valencia, Gillette, Wyo., and Veronica (Steve) Boulier, Aurora, Colo. At his request, cremation. , 10 a.m. Friday, Praise Assembly of God Church, Pastor Mark Apodaca officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Suicide Prevention Center of Pueblo in R.C.'s memory. Family at 1117 Constitution St.

Valencia, Ray A.
Ray A. Valencia - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 1998 - Ray A. Valencia, 80, departed this life on Aug. 23, 1998, to join his beloved wife, Flora, of 55 years. Ray was born in Salina, Kan., on Sept. 24, 1917. He was a WWII veteran and retired from Pueblo Army Depot in 1979. He was a quiet and sincere gentleman who dearly loved his family. Survived by his children, Gene (Ruth) Valencia, Carl Valencia, RaeAnn Valencia, Jane Howard, Corinne (Dick) Johnson, and Christine Sandoval of the Pueblo area- 16 grandchildren- 18 great-grandchildren- brother, Raymond Valencia of Long Beach, Calif.- and special little buddy and pet, Lucky." Graveside service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Family will receive friends at 2010 Northmoor Terrace after the service.

Valencia, William Julian
William Julian "Bill" Valencia - Pueblo Chieftain - September 04, 2000 - William Julian "Bill" Valencia Sr., 90, passed away Sept. 1, 2000, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by his wife, Flossie Valencia of the family home; sons, Bill (Phyllis) Valencia Jr. and Dannie (Patsy) Valencia; daughters, Rosalie (Jim) Martin and Kathleen (Earnest) Conley, all of Pueblo. Also survived by his sister, Frances Blythe of Canon City, Colo., daughter-in-law, Mary Kay Valencia of Broomfield, Colo.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Procopio "Pete" and Rosa Valencia; daughter, Clarabel Patrick; son, Dale Valencia; and sister, Josephine Archuletta. Bill was born Aug. 28, 1910, in Salida, Colo. He was a retired member of Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 9. In addition to sheet metal work, Bill worked as a plasterer, baker and cook. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, in the Montgomery Steward Chapel. Interment will follow at the Pioneer Cemetery.

Valencich, Anthony W.
Anthony W. Valencich - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 1998 - Anthony W. Valencich, age 90, former resident of El Moro, passed away Oct. 30, 1998. Survived by wife, Frances, Pueblo- brothers and sisters, Lodi Valencich, Florida, Mary Fabec, El Moro, Charles (Ethel) Valencich, California, Fred (Lottie) Valencich, Pueblo, and Bertha (John) DiGarbo, Trinidad- and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Valerie Oden officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Valencich, Deanne Virginia
Deanne Virginia Valencich - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 2006 - Deanne Virginia Valencich, 66, went home to resume her place with the angels on Sunday, March 5, 2006, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, J.R. and Joyce Smith. Survived by her loving husband, David Valencich of the family home; children, Susan Marino, Renee (Joe) Prutch of Pueblo, Darek (Jennifer) Marino of Colorado Springs, and Brett Marino of Scottsdale, Ariz. She also is survived by her brother, Jack (Peggy) Smith of Pueblo; sister, Towanna (Ron) Johnson of Reno, Nev.; grandchildren, Austin and Tim Prutch, Kyle and Justin Marino and Krystal Marino. Deanne loved animals as well as people and enjoyed her miniature horses and other pets she had over the years. Deanne owned and operated Crafts & Things for nine years before joining the staff at Grand Banquet and Party Rental for 16 years as a floral designer. She considered the staff as her extended family and loved them all. She was well-respected and sought after to do weddings and other functions. She also did craft shows for many years and had built a large following of friends and customers. Her extended family of in-laws loved her dearly and felt truly blessed to have her in the family. She always was there to make people laugh even when laughing and smiling was difficult. She always will be cherished for the loving care she bestowed on her mother-in-law and father-in-law in their last years. Deanne loved camping, fishing and traveling. She always will be remembered as someone who loved life, people, and helping others as she always put others needs ahead of hers. Deanne will be missed by all who knew her and she would want everyone to remember the good times and also remember her with joy in their hearts. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Friday, Central Christian Church. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the University of Colorado Office of Development for Pancreatic Cancer, P.O. Box 6508, Mail Stop F 485, Aurora, CO, 80045, or through the funeral home office.

Valencich, Fred
Fred Valencich - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2006 - Fred Valencich of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 8, 2006. Fred was born in Delagua, Colo., to Anton and Frances Valencich. He graduated from Hoehne High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Upon his discharge, he worked at Trinidad Nash for several years then went to work for 35 years for Colorado Interstate Gas at locations in Model, Lamar, Aurora, and Pueblo. During his retirement, he spent his time with family, friends, golfing, traveling and attending Broncos games. Fred was preceded in death by his brothers, Tony and Frank (Clara) Valencich. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lottie; daughters, Marlene (Tom) Keithley, Debbie (Bill) Kotulock; grandchildren, Richard (Carol) Keithley, Ashley and Aubrey Kotulock; great-grandchildren, Tommy and Kaylin Keithley; and constant canine companion, Heidi. He also is survived by brothers, Lodi and Charles (Ethel) Valencich; sisters, Mary Fabec and Bertha (John) Di Garbo; sister-in-law, Francis Valencich; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, former co-workers and friends. Fred was a member of the Eagles, Elks, American Legion and SNPJ Lodge 66. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, Christ the King Catholic Church, 1708 Horseshoe Drive. Inurnment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Valencich, Matt
Matt Valencich – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Matt Valencich is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Matt Valencich: Austrian, age 21, married with one surviving child. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp.  Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Valent, Michael
Michael "Froggy" Valent - Huerfano World - March 13, 2003 – Michael "Froggy" Valent, late of Canon City, passed away March 3, 2003. Cremation was handled by Wilson Crematory.

Valenta, Leonard J.
Leonard J. Valenta - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 1986 - Leonard J. Valenta, a lifelong resident of Pueblo, passed away March 6, 1986. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was the husband of Inez E. Valenta, of the family home; father of Bernadine (Marvon) Green and grandfather of Chad and Robin Green, both of Pueblo; brother of Mary (Vern) Salzbrunn of Orange, Calif., John (Betty) Valenta of Northglenn, and Jim (Myrna) Valenta of Broomfield; son-in-law of Ethel Williams of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father, John Valenta, in 1965, and his mother, Mary Valenta, in 1984. At his request, cremation. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Monday at the Shrine of St. Therese, with Father Leo Bonfadini officiating.

Valente, John A.
John A. Valente - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2001 - John A. Valente, 61, prominent lifetime Pueblo resident and longtime business executive passed away April 15, 2001. Mr. Valente was well known for his musical talent, and he enjoyed sharing it with fellow Pueblo residents. Owner and president of Insurance and Financial Services; vice president of American Bankers Life Assurance Company, Miami, Fla. from 1971 to 1976. Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years, Rose Marie Valente, Pueblo; daughter, Donna (Michael) Ferguson; son, John M. (Debbie) Valente; two grandsons, Michael and David Ferguson, all of Vancouver, Wash.; mother, Rose Marie Valente; sister, Rose Marie (Thomas) Kaufman all of Fort Collins, Colo.; and father-in-law, Ralph Lauricella, Pueblo. Also survived by nephews, Greg (Gail), Matt (Teresa) and Scott Kaufman, Joseph (Nancy) and Michael Lauricella; and niece, Jo Marie (Brad) Kimball. At his request, cremation. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2001, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. A celebration of his life will follow for family and friends at the Emerald Room, First Street, across from the Marriott Hotel. Contributions may be made in his memory to the John A. Valente Music Scholarship Fund through the funeral home office.

Valenti, Leanordo
Leanordo Valenti – Pueblo Chieftain – July 14, 1907 – The funeral of Leanordo Valenti will be held from the parlors of West Brothers & Whiton at 2 o'clock this afternoon and from Mt. Carmel church at 2:30.

Valenti, Leonard
Leonard Valenti - Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 2005 - Leonard Valenti, 88, born Feb. 5, 1917 passed away Oct. 7, 2005. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Rosalie (Lillie). Survived by children, Tony (Sondra) of Golden, Colo., Carolyn (Mark) Lowrey and Natalie (Fog) Fognani, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Nino (Mary) Valenti of Golden, Colo., Chris Valenti of Centennial, Colo., Adam (Amy) Lowrey of Culver City, Calif., and Autumn Lowrey of Juneau, Alaska; great-grandchildren, Isabella and Sofia Valenti of Golden, Colo.; and brother, Joe Valenti. He was predeceased by his parents, Antonio and Maria Guiseppa Valenti; and sisters, Nancy Junta, Angelina Valenti and Rose Pullaro. Viewing, from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, noon Tuesday, Shrine of St. Therese. Entombment at Roselawn Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Valenti, Rosalie
Rosalie "Lillie" Valenti - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2001 - Rosalie "Lillie" Valenti, 85, born Sept. 12, 1915, passed away April 15, 2001. Survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Leonard Valenti; children, Tony (Sondra) Valenti, Golden, Carolyn (Mark) Lowrey and Natalie (Fog) Fognani, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Nino (Mary) Valenti, Chris Valenti, Adam Lowrey and Autumn Lowrey; and brother, Phil Albano. She is predeceased by her parents, Vito and Lizzie Albano; and brother, Joe Albano. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, both services at the Shrine of St. Therese. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Christo Hospice or the Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home office.

Valenti, Rose
Rose Valenti - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2000 - Rose Valenti, 91, passed away Feb. 10, 2000. Survived by her children, M. Maxine Price of Pueblo and John J. (LaDonna) Valenti of Pebble Beach, Calif.; siblings, John (Mary) Dasta of Verona, Penn., Mary Harkleroad, Marguerite (Charles) Luciana and Charles (Frances) Dasta, all of Oakmont, Penn.; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Valenti, in 1972; son-in-law, Gene Price, in 1999; two brothers; and one sister. Born to Joseph and Petrina (nee Coniglio) Dasta on Oct. 6, 1908, in the Pittsburgh area of Pennsylvania. Rose was a seamstress and tailor with many artistic talents. She also enjoyed bowling, bingo and bartering. Rose resided and received excellent care at the Sharmar Village Care Center since 1998. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at the Montgomery and Steward Chapel, with Rev. Roger Hupp officiating.

Valentich, Frank G.
Frank G. Valentich - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 2003 - Frank G. Valentich, 76, Pueblo, born Jan. 12, 1927, passed away March 4, 2003. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from the 14-inch mill at the CF&I after 38 years of service. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed fishing, camping and going to Cripple Creek. Preceded in death by parents, Anton and Rose Valentich; sister, Rose (Mike) Danna; brother, Carl Valentish; and infant sister and brother, Ann and Joe. Survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Glee Valentich; son, Edward (Glenda) Valentich, Arvada; daughter, Sheila (John) Grutt, Pueblo; grandchildren, JaNae Grutt, Loveland, Nicole and Ryan Grutt, both of Pueblo, and Anton and Jessica Valentich, Arvada; brother, Joe Valentich, Denver; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Valentish; niece, Karla (Larry) Crocombe; nephew, Chuck (Dorothy) Valentish, all of Pueblo; brother-in-law, Bill (Pat) O'Donnell; and sister-in-law, Vesta (John) Glessner, all of Iowa. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Holy Family Parish. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home. Family members would like to express their appreciation to the Hospice staff.

Valentich, Mary A.
Mary A. Valentich - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2000 - Mary A. Valentich passed away May 19, 2000. Born March 1, 1904, in Pueblo to Mark and Mildred Relich. Preceded by first husband, Joseph Butkovich, in 1936; and second husband, George Valentich, in 1971; daughter, Mildred James, in 1998; two infant daughters, Jeanne in 1921 and Rosemary in 1931; sister, Antonia Martich, in 1956; and brother, Mark Relich, in 1995. Survived by son, Joseph (Helen) Butkovich; daughter, Anne Butkovich (George) Hale; son-in-law, Raleigh James; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and also numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service, Tuesday, 11 a.m. at Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 32 Bramblewood, (719) 561-1194.

Valentine, August J.
August J. "Buddy" Valentine - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 1987 - August J. "Buddy" Valentine. Visitation, St. Anthony Church, Aguilar, Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Anthony Church. Private interment, Valentine Ranch, Friends and relatives will be received at St. Anthony Parish Hall at noon following the interment service. Donations may be made to Spanish Peaks Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 156, Aguilar, Colo., 81020.

Valentine, Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth M. Valentine - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2000 - Elizabeth M. Valentine, 79, August 26. Survived by children, Daniel Valentine, Pueblo; Judith Griego, Lakewood; Janet Molinaro, Pueblo, Mass 10 a.m., Thursday, Holy Trinity Church, Trinidad. Services by Comi Funeral Home, Trinidad.

Valentine, Velma Marie
Velma Marie Valentine - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2005 - Velma Marie Valentine, born Nov. 21, 1912, passed away March 9, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Warren J. Valentine; and her parents, Victor and Johanna Michalek. Survived by her son, Robert J. (Mary Ann) Valentine, Pueblo; and daughter, Patricia M. (Howard) Katz, Colorado Springs. Grandmother of Bobby Valentine and Jim (Jonna) Valentine, both of Pueblo, Ken Valentine and Greg Katz, both of Denver, and Marcy (Jan) Martin of Colorado Springs. Great-grandmother of Sophia P. and Nico J. Valentine of Pueblo. Also survived by her brother, Robert (Donna) Michalek; sister, Emilie Mihalek; brother-in-law, Ken (Marjorie) Baird; sister-in-law, Frances Gardner; and numerous nieces and nephews. Velma lived a long, full life surrounded by family and many friends. She especially enjoyed being with her family, travelling and playing bridge and pinochle with life-long friends. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received following the vigil service, at the chapel and at the church hall following the interment. Please omit gifts of food and flowers. If desired, donations may be made in Velma's honor to the St. Patrick Church Renovation Fund, in care of the funeral home office.

Valentinis, Franco
Franco Valentinis - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1999 - Franco Valentinis, 67, passed away Nov. 23, 1999, in Pueblo. Survived by his wife, Luciana Valentinis of Rome, Italy; daughters, Lucilla (Joseph) Valentinis-Gigliotti and Carola (Dennis) Bispo; grandchildren, Matteo Gigliotti, Rebecca Gigliotti and Laviania Bispo, all of Pueblo. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Church, 304 E. Routt, with Rev. Edward Pettit as celebrant.

Valenzuela, David
David Valenzuela - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2006 - David Valenzuela departed this life June 10, 2006. Born Nov. 3, 1959. He was preceded in death by his mother; and five brothers. Survived by father, three children, one sister, one brother, and six grandchildren.

Valenzuela, Dolores E.
Dolores E. Valenzuela - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2001 - Dolores E. Valenzuela died peacefully on Sept. 21, 2001, in a local hospital. Dolores was born Aug. 22, 1925, in Omaha, Neb., to Robert and Tillie Jackson. She escaped the corn rows as an early stewardess for TWA and traveled the world, even if in DC-3s. Following this, she settled in Los Angeles and married Ramon L. Valenzuela, a hardworking Mexican gentleman from Douglas, Ariz. Together they raised one adopted son, James, and Ramon's three natural children. Dolores was preceded in death by her husband Ramon in 1997; brothers, Robert and LeRoy Jackson; and sister, Emelia Jackson Anger. Her survivors include her son, James (Cathy) Valenzuela of Pueblo; stepchildren, Ray Valenzuela, Frank Valenzuela and Irene (John) Ramirez; her grandsons James Jr., John and Jackson; granddaughters, Jennifer, Amanda, Yvonne, Crystal, Elizabeth and April; as well as one great-grandchild. Mrs. Valenzuela will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary. Funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, in the Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church, 23 Starling Drive, with Rev. Roger Dorcy as celebrant. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Imperial Memorial Gardens, near where their grandsons play in the prairie and along the banks of the Arkansas.

Valenzuela, Francisco
Francisco "Pancho" Valenzuela - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2003 - Francisco "Pancho" Valenzuela, 53, of Peyton, formerly of Pueblo. Passed away Dec. 10, 2003. Born, April 18, 1950, in Cumpas, Sonora, Mexico. Survived by wife, Rita A. Valenzuela, Peyton; children, Leonardo (Felicia) Salas, Littleton, Theresa (John) Garcia, Colorado Springs, Andres Valenzuela, Colorado Springs, also survived by five grandchildren. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 1 to 7 p.m. Monday. Vigil service, 6 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Tuesday; all at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Valenzuela, Fredric J.
Fredric J. Valenzuela - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2004 - Fredric J. Valenzuela, has left us to be with our Lord, January 14, 2004. Born April 15, 1952. He will be cremated. Memorial service in Denver. Contact family at 994-2911.....

Valenzuela, Ramon L.
Ramon L. Valenzuela - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1997 - Ramon L. Valenzuela passed away in Oceanside, Calif., Nov. 4, 1997. Husband of Dolores E. Valenzuela of the family home. Father of Dr. James (Cathy) Valenzuela, Pueblo, Frank Valenzuela, Ray Valenzuela and Irene (John) Ramirez, all of Los Angeles, Calif. Graveside service, Saturday, 3 p.m. Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Valenzuela, Trinnie
Trinnie Valenzuela - Salt Lake Tribune - October 11, 2004 - Trinnie Valenzuela passed away October 7, 2004 at the age of 83. She was born November 16, 1920 in Trinidad, Colorado to Emilio and Elena Basquez. She married Leo Valenzuela, December 9, 1939 in Moab, Utah. She enjoyed fishing, playing the guitar and harmonica to her kids and grandkids. She liked yard sales and swap meets, cooking for her family and dancing. She is survived by her husband; children, Ramona (Wally) Mangus, Carma (Willie) Martinez, and Robert (Jennifer) Valenzuela; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and great great-granddaughter, Shelise Pearson. Preceded in death by her two sons, Danny and Ted Valenzuela. Our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother cared greatly for her family. Her smile and personality will be missed by everyone. She has walked through the valley of death to be with our Savior and he will welcome her with open arms. Her destiny has been reached through her great faith in her religion. She loved giving and going to her church. Mom, go in peace to meet your friends and family who have gone before you. You will prepare the way for us who are left behind. Like you always would say, "I love you." Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, October 12th, 10 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 7405 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan. A viewing will be held Monday evening from 6-7 p.m. followed by Rosary at 8 p.m. at Redwood Memorial Mortuary, 6500 S. Redwood Rd.

Valerio, John de Oliveira
John de Oliveira Valerio - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1998 - John de Oliveira Valerio, age 89, passed away Nov. 14, 1998. Survived by niece and godchild, Maria da Encanacao Goncalves of Portugal- as well as other nieces and nephews residing in Portugal. He is also survived by special friends, Joseph Henriques and Barbara Walsh of Pueblo. Cryptside service and entombment, Tuesday, 2 p.m. Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers. Contributions may be made to a charity of donor's choice. Cryptside service and entombment, Thursday, 2 p.m. Roselawn Cemetery. Please note a change of service date.

Valerio, S.
S. Valerio - Yampa Leader - August 29, 1913 - Referee of Duel Shoots Principals - Pueblo - A strange duel, terminated by the referee, who shot both principals, came to light while the police were investigating a Mexican brawl. S. Valerio died in a hospital. Esterrio Marino is shot through the side, while Frederick Baca is in jail charged with having done the shooting. The police have been told by an eye witness that Valerio and Marino were engaged in a knife duel with Baca as the referee. Baca lost his temper, the witness says and, producing a revolver, shot the principals and fled.

Valero, Adelina G.
Adelina G. Valero - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 2001 - Adelina G. Valero, 54, of Pueblo. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today and 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, both at Romero Chapel. Memorial prayer service, 7 p.m. Monday at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday at La Hermosa Church, 1516 Roselawn Road. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services. Before all services, family and friends will be received at 1707 Jones Ave., the home of Abel Valero.

Valint, Jim
Jim Valint - 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: Jim Valint 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 Jim Valint as a Hungarian, age 23, and single. He was working as a "timberman" 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

Valle, Georgia
Georgia Valle - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2005 - Georgia Valle, 79, passed away Dec. 21, 2005. Survived by her children, Thomas (Linda) Valle, Yvonne (Robert) DuVall, Patricia Valle, Edward Valle, Becky (Dan) Valle-Archie, Drs. Timothy (Jennifer) Valle; grandchildren, Thomas Valle Jr., Duane Maes, Chapin Maes-Miller, Sebastian Valle, Richard Valle, Kara Valle; ex-husband, Tom Valle; and numerous nieces, nephews, and relatives; special friends, Lori and Mitch Bewley. Preceded in death by her brother, George Kolesarek, and son, Gary Valle. Visitation, 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Vallejo, Frances
Frances Nelson Vallejo - Huerfano World - October 4, 1990 - Frances Nelson Vallejo dies - Mass of Christian Burial for Frances Nelson Vallejo, Huerfano County Superintendent of Schools for 25 years, will be Thursday (today) at 10 a.m. from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Burial will be in North St. Mary Cemetery. Mrs. Vallejo, an educator in Huerfano County for almost 50 years, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 1990, in Pueblo Regent Retirement Residence in Pueblo. She was 85. Born Oct. 4, 1904, daughter of Antonio and Elisa Atencio, family members of the original settlers of Plaza de los Leones, she was later adopted and raised by John and Maria Atencio Nelson. Mrs. Vallejo graduated from St. Mary School in 1922 and received a BA from Adams State College in 1954. She attended the University of Northern Colorado and Denver University. Mrs. Vallejo was a teacher at Fairview and North Veta Schools for 14 years, Gardner Elementary School for five years, Deputy County Superintendent of Schools for four ears, County Superintendent of Schools, 241/2 years and Huerfano School District Re-1 Supervisor of Federal programs. She was married to Mucio Vallejo, who died in 1969. Mrs. Vallejo was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg and Holy Family Catholic Church in Pueblo. On November 22, 1986, School District Re-1 renamed Washington School auditorium in her honor and it has since been known as Frances Nelson Vallejo auditorium. Her honors, awards and distinguished service included: Member of Denver Post Hall of Fame 1949, President, Colorado Federation of Latin American Groups 1958, President, Colorado County Superintendents' Association 1950, White House Conference on Children Colorado Delegate 1950, Member of Walsenburg District Four Board of Education four years, Member of Huerfano County High Board of Education 19 years. Community Service and Organizations: Member and Officer of Huerfano County Community Groups: Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Office of Price Administration WWII, Tuberculosis Association, March of Dimes, Christmas Seals, Heart Association, Las Animas-Huerfano County Health Department, Business and Professional Women of Walsenburg, Public Housing Board of Walsenburg, Member of National, Colorado, and Huerfano County Education Associations, member of Colorado Commission on the Aging four years, taught English and Citizenship Classes for Latin American Immigrants as a volunteer for many years, served as organist for St. Mary Catholic Church, Walsenburg, and El Cristo Rey Catholic Church, La Veta. Member of Catholic Daughters of America, St. Mary Chapter, and member of Territorial Daughters, Southern Colorado Chapter. Survivors include her son, Edmund Vallejo, Superintendent of School District 50, Pueblo; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Vallejo, Josephine G.
Josephine G. Vallejo - Huerfano World - May 16, 1991 - Josephine G. Vallejo [Josephina M. Gonzales] - Josephine G. Vallejo, 83, of Walsenburg, died Saturday, May 11, 1991, in Huerfano County Medical Center. Born Sept. 20, 1907, in Sopris, she lived most of her life in the Huerfano County area. She married Epifanio Vallejo who died Jan. 8, 1954. She was a member of St. Mary Church and the VFW Auxiliary. Survivors include a son, Epifanio Vallejo, Jefferson City, MO; a stepson, nine grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral mass is at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church. Burial is in South St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Vallejo, Phillip
Phillip Vallejo - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2005 - Phillip Vallejo, 89, Pueblo, Aug. 18, 2005. Survived by his brothers, Bert and Doffie of Pueblo, Hoover of Walsenburg. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation. There will be no service.

Vallejos, Abundo
Abundo "Abe" Vallejos - Huerfano World - November 5, 1992 - Abundo "Abe" Vallejos, 85, of Walsenburg, died Oct. 29, 1992, in Huerfano County Medical Center after a long illness. Born Dec. 8, 1906, in Torres, he came to Huerfano County at an early age. He worked in the coal mines from the age of 19 and retired in 1972 after 44 years. He was a member of UMWA and St. Mary Church. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Mary, Walsenburg; children, Viola Anderson and Virginia Everheart, both of Pueblo, Sylvia Valdez, Olympia, WA, Edward Vallejos, Arlington, TX, Michael Vallejos, Pueblo; three step children; four brothers, Mike, San Leandro, CA, Faris and Joe P., both of Pueblo and Larry, Walsenburg; a sister, Minnie Romero, Turlock, CA; 18 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services were from J.M. Antle Funeral Home. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Vallejos, Agnes
Agnes Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 2005 - Agnes Vallejos, 93, of Walsenburg, Colo., went home to be with the Lord on June 30, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Vallejos; parents, Filomeno and Victoria Ortiz; son, Ben Vallejos, Jr.; brothers, Albert, Eloy and Dick Ortiz; sisters, Lora (Gonzales), Mary (Gutierrez), Rose (Romero) and Louise (Alire). Survived by children, Helen (Jerry) Garcia, Beatrice (Wilfred) Vigil, Pueblo, Colo., Ruby (Art) Munguia, Donald (Vera) Vallejos, Priscilla (Willie, deceased) Wong, Edward (Lorraine) Vallejos, Sacramento, Calif., Rosann (Joe) Ortivez, Peyton, Colo. Larry (Dorothy) Vallejos, Walsenburg, Colo., Marlene (David) Spengler, Hanover, Colo.; and brother-in-law, Paul Alire of Pueblo. Agnes also has 43 grandchildren, 82 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren, along with numerous nephews, nieces and friends. Her loving smile, quick wit, and unfaltering faith will be cherished in our memories forever. Rosary will be held at 7:00pm, Friday July 8, 2005 and the funeral mass on Saturday, July 9, 2005, at 10:00am at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Family and friends will be received at the Walsenburg Community Center Hall immediately following the internment.

Vallejos, Al
Al Vallejos - Huerfano World - June 8, 2000 - Al Vallejos, 74, of Trinidad, died June 4, 2000. Born in Walsenburg Apr. 3, 1926, he was retired military of 36 year; retired from the City of Trini dad and was a bus driver with Headstart. He also drove a bus for the Primero School District for several years. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude of 53 years, Trinidad; his children, Jack, Sandra, Orace and Erika; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; his brothers .and sisters, Erlinda Tafoya, Esther Landin, Nick Oliva, Fred Oliva, Carl Vallejo-,, Maxine Rixman, Dan Vallejos, Margie Vallejos and Santos Vallejos. Funeral service is Monday, June 12 at 10 a.m. from the First Christian Church in Trinidad. Burial will follow in Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Eagles Hall in Trinidad, immediately following the services.

Vallejos, Alfredo G.
Alfredo G. (Hoover) Vallejos - Huerfano World - September 5, 2008 - Alfredo G. (Hoover) Vallejos, 79. Born Aug. 24, 1928; passed away Aug. 17, 2008. Preceded in death by parents Irene Aragon Vallejos and Mike Vallejos; brothers Phil, Doffie, Alvin, Mickey; three sisters; and one great- granddaughter, Nevaeh Cruz. Survived by brother, Bert Vallejos, Pueblo; former wife, Eleanor Vallejos; and eight children: Evelyn (Jim) Sudar, Louise (Ramon) Vasquez, Eleanor (Manuel) Martinez, Alvin (Barbara) Vallejos, Frieda, Ruth, Tony and Ed; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews, friends and a great close friend, Claude Valdez, and his dog Shorts. Cremation by request. A special thanks to the Sangre De-Cristo Hospice staff for their great care and help during our time of need.

Vallejos, Andrea Trujillo
Mrs. Andrea Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 1983 - Mrs. Andrea Vallejos, wife of Santos Vallejos, Walsenburg. Mother of Jerry (Camellia) Vallejos and Anthony Vallejos, Walsenburg, Mrs. Darlene (Eduardo) Quintana, Nick Vallejos, Mrs. Marie (Refugio) Rodriguez, all of Denver. Sister of Herman Trujillo, Margaret Baca, Romona Trujillo, Denver. Also survived by grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary recitation 7 p.m. Monday. Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. Huerfano World - February 21, 1991 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of our Mom, Andrea Trujillo Vallejos, who left us eight years ago, Feb. 19. - Verse - Sadly missed by her children and grandchildren, Jerry, Darlene, Nick, Anth

Vallejos, Audelia Marie
Audelia Marie "Pempe" Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2003 - Audelia Marie "Pempe" Vallejos, 68, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 30, 2003. Born Aug. 8, 1935, in Brush, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Beatrice Florez; brothers, Tony and Bobby; sister, Lupe Vigil. Survived by husband of 50 years, Joe E. Vallejos; children, Albert (Pat) Vallejos, Betty (Jim) Buckmaster, James (Angel) Vallejos, Doris (Stuart) Gulden, Phyllis (Jim) Slagowski, Terry (Lorrie) Vallejos, Sandy Stone (Patricia), Lola Aurand; brothers, Manuel (Roseann) Florez Jr., Bill (Virginia) Florez; sisters, Bonnie (Vince) Trujillo, Louise (John) Rodriguez, Rita (Fred) Granato; 14 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, and other many special friends. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, at St. Joseph Church. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Joseph Hall after Mass.

Vallejos, Della
Della Vallejos - Huerfano World - March 5, 1998 - Accident claims 3 (with pictures) Three Walsenburg residents were pronounced dead at the scene of a one vehicle accident on Highway 10, 30 miles east of the city in Pueblo County. They were going to a funeral in Crowley County. Identified at the scene were the driver, Ernest L. Castro, 43, his mother, Della Vallejos, 77 and Renee A. Ortibez, 33. According to the state patrol report by Sgt. Paul Matzke, it appears that Castro fell asleep and his 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe ran off the right side of the road. The vehicle traveled 282 feet before correcting back onto the highway and then ran across the roadway and off the left side. It rolled two and half times, coming to rest on its top. Mr. Castro and Ms. Ortibez were ejected while the vehicle was rolling. Obituaries on all three appear on Page 2. - Della Vallejos - Huerfano World - March 5, 1998 - Della Vallejos, longtime resident of Walsenburg, died in a one-vehicle accident with her son, Ernest L. Castro on Feb. 28, 1998. Born in Cucharas, she is survived by her husband, Larry, Walsenburg, a son, Gabriel Herman Castro, Englewood; a daughter, Roseann Castro Groves, Arvada; six sisters, Dora Romero, Fowler, Lupe Mestas, Ophelia Martinez and Emma Vigil, all of Walsenburg, Judy Vigil, San Francisco, CA, and Mary Mares, Pueblo; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Rosary was Tuesday and funeral mass Wednesday and were from St. Mary Church. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.

Vallejos, Dulcina
Dulcina "Dee" (Girardot) Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 1997 - Dulcina "Dee" (Girardot) Vallejos, 69, entered her new life with our Lord, free of pain and sickness after a long courageous fight with cancer, Dec. 22, 1997. Dee was born on Jan. 29, 1928, in Stonewall, Colo., to the union of her beloved parents, Alejandro and Eloisa Girardot. They preceded her in death, as did her son, Gerald- and brother, Anecandro. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Juan Vallejos, of the family home- children, John D. (Geraldine) Vallejos Jr., Madeline Shatford, Anna Vallejos, Connie (Richard) Owens, Edward Vallejos, Alejandro (Cathy) Vallejos- her beloved grandchildren, Wendy (Jim) Wolfe, Sandra (John) Maestas, Marc (Christina) Arguello, Robin (Stephanie) Arguello, Jackie Vallejos, Travis, Brad, Brian, Derek, Benjamin and Brady Owens, Blake Badovinich, Justina, Daniel and Alejandro Vallejos- great-grandchildren, Monica Wolfe, Roman Martinez and Jerrica Maestas. Also survived by brothers and sisters, Victoria (Luis) Bowman, Julia Burke, Virginia Lopez, Isabel Catlin, Alice (Bob) Smith, Anna (Cleo) Lucero, Marcella Haislip, Alexander, Phillip, Mike and Mary Ellen Gerardo- and numerous godchildren- nephews and nieces. The family would like to thank Drs. Frank Settapani, Roger Miller and Joel Ohlson and their staffs for their support and encouragement, and Christine Spinuzzi and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Dee was a member of St. Anne Parish, Pueblo. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Anne Catholic Church, Rev. James E. Friel, celebrant. Final resting place and committal service at Imperial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 2027 E. Seventh St., home of Anna G. Vallejos.

Vallejos, Emma Catherine
Emma Catherine Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 1986 - Emma Catherine Vallejos, 2131 Chautard departed this life Aug. 17, 1986. A Pueblo resident for over 50 years, she was born Oct. 27, 1911, in Walsenburg. She married Kelly Vallejos in July 1931. He preceded her in death Sept. 13, 1979. She was a member of VFW Auxiliary No. 61, Friendship Club, The Coronado Club of Walsenburg, Legion of Mary, SRDA, The Carmelita's and the satellite bowling team. Survived by two sons, Ricardo ("Becky") Vallejos, David (Isabel) Vallejos; three daughters, Delores (Richard) Urrutia, Pueblo; Patricia (Robert) Casados, Denver; Rosemary (Dan) Martinez, Colorado Springs; one brother, Jim (Carmen) Cisneros, Pueblo; two sisters, Vera (Paul) Lucero, Catherine (Bill) Manzanares, both of Pueblo; brother-in-law, Santos Vallejos, Walsenburg; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel, 7 p.m. Wednesday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Edward Pettit, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the home.

Vallejos, Frances C.
Frances C. "Kika" Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - May 03, 2005 - Frances C. "Kika" Vallejos, born May 2, 1937, and passed away May 2, 2005, on her 68th birthday. Preceded in death by her husband, Felix Vallejos; mother, Celina Lefebre; and father, Solomon Gallegos. Survived by daughters, Pauline (Dave) DeIsla and Tina (Pat) Torres; siblings, Tonia, Angie, Ernestine, Solomon, Jennie, Lillie, Freddy, Jimmy, Robert, Lucy, Irene and Phil; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and friends. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2005, St. Leander Church, Sixth and Monument, with the Rev. Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Vallejos, Jose Ben
Jose Ben Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 1978 - Walsenburg – Wake services for Jose Ben "Bennie" Vallejos, 71, will be held at 7:30 p.m. today in St. Mary Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in the church with interment in South St. Mary Cemetery. Vallejos died of cardiac arrest while being admitted to Huerfano Memorial Hospital on Oct. 23, 1978. He had been in ill health for many years and was being admitted because of respiratory problems. Vallejos was born at Main, a mining camp near Walsenburg, July 18, 1907. He was reared in Walsenburg and was married to Agnes Ortiz on Aug. 11, 1930. Surviving are his wife; 10 children; Mrs. Helen Garcia, Mrs. Beatrice Vigil and Donald Vallejos, Pueblo; Ben Vallejos Jr. and Mrs. Rose Ann Ortivez, Colorado Springs; Mrs. Ruby Mungia, Edward Vallejos and Priscilla Wong, Sacramento, Calif.; Mrs. Marlene Spengler, Fountain, and Larry Vallejos, Walsenburg; three brothers, Kelley Vallejos, Pueblo,Fred and Santos Vallejos, Walsenburg; 40 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Huerfano World - October 29, 1992 - In Memoriam - Photo - In Loving Memory of Ben Vallejos who died 14 years ago Oct. 23. - Verse - Sadly missed by wife, sons, daughters and grandchildren.

Vallejos, Joseph Abel
Joseph Abel Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2004 - Joseph Abel Vallejos, 69, of Pueblo, Colo. Born on Jan. 11, 1935, in Walsenburg, Colo., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004. Preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Eloisa Vallejos. Survived by his sister, Betty Maes; children, Juanita (Vernon) Maldonado, Rose (Basilio) Martinez, Michael Vallejos, Freda (Craig) Garcia; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel.

Vallejos, Larry
Larry Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2002 - Larry Vallejos, 80, formerly of Walsenburg, Colo., was currently residing in Turlock, Calif. Passed away on Dec. 20, 2002, following a brief illness at Emmanuel Hospital in Turlock, Calif. Born Lazaro de Jesus Vallejos, Sep. 17, 1922, at the family ranch in Huerfano County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Della; stepson, Ernie Castro II; parents, Antonio and Augustina Vallejos; brothers, Abe, Mike, Tony and Faris Vallejos; sister, Lucy Trujillo. He is survived by sister, Minnie Romero of Turlock, Calif., who lovingly cared for Larry; and brother, Joe Percy (Lucille) Vallejos; and loving niece, Tina Montour. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, stepchildren, step-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Larry was a true cowboy who loved his ranch and family. Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. Vigil Rosary, at Romero Funeral Home in Pueblo on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Pius X Church 3130 Morris, 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30 with Father William Huber. Interment, following Mass at Huerfano Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg, with Father Rich Wehrmeyer. Family and friends will be received at brother's home 405 West 27th, Pueblo. Services have been entrusted to the care of Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home 525 Main St. Walsenburg, Colo.

Vallejos, Lucia
Lucia "Lucy" Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - December 1, 1987 - Lucia "Lucy" Vallejos, Nov. 29 1987. Mother of Dorothy (Bill) Young, Drayton Plains, Mich. Evangeline (Bill) Owensby, Fayetteville, N.C.; Erma (Chuck) Farrell, Sacramento Calif.; Carl (Nadine) Vallejos Roseville, Calif.; Daniel Vallejos, Seattle, Wash. Margie (Robert Waring) Vallejos, Pueblo. Stepmother of Erlinda (Joe) Tafoya Walsenburg; Ester (Dave) Landin, Pueblo, and Anselmo (Gertrude) Vallejos, Trinidad. Sister-in-law of Agnes Vallejo and Santo Vallejos. Also survived by 23 grandchildren 23 great-grandchildren numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Spanish rosary, p.m. Tuesday, Boies Almont Memorial Chapel. Services, St. Mary Church: Rosary, 6:3 p.m. Wednesday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m., Thursday. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - December 3, 1987 - Lucia "Lucy" Vallejos. Also mother of Maxine (Robert) Rixman, New Albany, Ind. Services, St. Mary Church: Rosary, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.

Vallejos, Mary R.
Mary R. Vallejos - Huerfano World - October 23, 2003 - Mary R. Vallejos died of cancer Oct. 17, 2003 in Walsenburg. She was born Nov. 16, 1921 in Walsenburg. She was preceded in death by her sons, Floyd Martinez and Robert Martinez; husband, Abe Vallejos; and step-daughter, Virginia Everhart Holler. Survived by sons, Ruben "Boice" Martinez and wife Rita Martinez and Michael Vallejos and wife Rebecca Martinez; grandchildren, Mary Joy Martinez, Floyd Martinez, Ryan James Martinez, Alicia Vallejos and Tomas Vallejos; several great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Viola Anderson-Vallejos, Sylvia Valdez-Vallejos and Ed Vallejo; and special friends Joseph and Moses Chavez and France Garbiso.

Vallejos, Pedro Bernardo
Pedro Bernardo (Pete) Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2001 - Pedro Bernardo (Pete) Vallejos, 70, born Oct. 19, 1931, in Weston, Colo., passed away Oct. 28, 2001. Preceded in death by parents, John Felipe and Catarina Vallejos; son, Pedro Jr.; sister, Christine Cordova; brother-in-law, Albert Sanchez. Survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Margie Vallejos; children, Danny Vallejos of Greeley, Art (Christina) Vallejos of Broomfield, Diane (Nathan) Ruiz of Lakewood, Donald (Gloria) Vallejos of Pueblo, Darlene (Paul) Martinez of Pueblo, Anthony (Andrea) Vallejos of Northglenn, Roger (Cindy) Vallejos of Morrison and Alan Vallejos of the family home; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brother, Levi (Eva) Vallejos; sisters, Alice (Guillermo) Rael, Esther (Filbert) Romero, Dolores Sanchez, Virginia (Paul) Bueno, Beatrice (Dave) Escobedo, all of Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Pete retired from Pueblo CF&I after 42 years of service. His hobbies were fishing and hunting. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, both services at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Vallejos, Ricardo Donicio
Ricardo Donicio Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 1998 - Ricardo Donicio Vallejos, 59, passed away July 21, 1998. Born on Jan. 24, 1939, in Walsenburg, and served in the U.S. Air Force, was a crane operator for CF&I Steel Mill, member of Moose Lodge No. 19, and enjoyed his Cripple Creek outings. Preceded in death by parents, Kelly and Emma Vallejos. Survived by his wife, Mary R. Vallejos- children, Janet Vallejos, Richard (Bernadette) Vallejos- siblings, David (Isabel) Vallejos, Dolly (Richard) Urruita, Patricia (Robert) Casados, Rosemary (Dan) Martinez- seven grandchildren. Visitation, 1-5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Friday at the church, Rev. Ron Roche, celebrant. Graveside military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1607 Jackson.

Vallejos, Salomen Bennie Jr.
Salomon Ben Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 1985 - Salomon Ben Vallejos, Colorado Springs, formerly of Walsenburg, July 10. J, M. Antle, Walsenburg. Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 1985 - Salomon Ben Vallejos, formerly of Walsenburg, passed away July 10, 1985, in Colorado Springs. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday, and Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Monday, both services at St. Mary Church. Cremation to follow. Huerfano World - July 29, 1993 - In Loving Memory of Bennie Vallejos Jr. who died July 10, 1985. - Verse - Sadly missed by Mom, Brothers, Sisters and family.

Vallejos, Santos
Santos Vallejos - Huerfano World - September 20, 2001 - Santos Vallejos, 80, passed away Sept. 17, 2001. Survived by his wife, Lisa Vallejos of the family home in Pueblo; children, Jerry (Camellia) Vallejos, Anita (Israel) Vallejos, Nick Vallejos, Anthony (Penny) Vallejos and Angelina Marie Vallejo; step-children, Mike (Sharlene) Baca, Frank (Kathy) Baca, Lori (Marvin) Farris and Ruben Torrez; sisters-in-law, Ramona Trujillo and Agnes Vallejos. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his first wife, Andrea (nee Trujillo) Vallejos in 1983. Born Nov. 1, 1920 in Walsenburg and was a resident of Pueblo the past 10 years. Member of St. Mary Catholic, Church in Walsenburg F.O. Eagles Lodge No. 1187 in Walsenburg and was a WWII veteran. A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2001 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 11.5 E. Seventh St., in Walsenburg, with the Reverend Father Rich Wehrmeyer as celebrant. Military honors by Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team and interment will follow at South St. Mary Cemetery

Valles, Gabino S.
Gabino S. Valles -Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2004 -Gabino S. Valles, departed this life to be with our Lord in Heaven on July 24, 2004. Born in Ordway, Colo., May 5, 1926. Preceded in death by wife Lupie, May, 2003; parents Henry Valles, Simona and Savino Garcia; siblings Nick and Danny Valles, Vicky Apodaca. He leaves to cherish his memory, daughters Henrietta Diaz, Becky (Dan) Jacobs; sons Kenny and John Valles; a grandson he raised, Patrick (Carla) Gurule; 14 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, many more relatives and friends. He retired from Southern Colorado Power Company after 35 years of service. He enjoyed fishing and watching his Western "Cowboy" movies. Special thanks to the staff at Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Chris, Kaye, Cheryl, Fran and Dr. Nancy Chuch. Viewing Tues., 11am- 5pm at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary Tuesday, 7pm, Funeral mass, Wed., 9:30am. Both services at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Valles, Rose
Rose Valles - Rocky Mountain News - December 05, 1994 - Rose Valles, 90, of Denver died Nov. 5 at home. Services were Nov. 10 at Holy Family Catholic Church, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mrs. Valles was born April 19, 1904, in Walsenburg. She was a cafeteria employee. Survivors include a son, Julian; three daughters, Viola Zamora, Sally Silva and Betty Lopez; two sisters, Carrie Vigil and Helen LaGrandeur; six brothers, Tobin Vigil, Bill Vigil, Tom Vigil, Tony Vigil, Jack Vigil and Nolbert Jasso; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Vallez, Anna Maria
Anna Maria Vallez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2000 - Anna Maria Vallez Johnson Martinez. Funeral, 1 p.m. Monday, Valdez Cemetery, Farisita. Family will receive family and friends at 420 W. Tenth, 542-8952, 595-9645.

Vallez, Judith Mary
Judith Mary Vallez – Pueblo Chieftain – August 7, 2006 - Judith Mary Vallez, 43, of Pueblo. Now beholds the face of her Maker. She passed away peacefully on Aug. 3, 2006. Preceded in death by her grandfather, Joseph Garcia; aunts, Rose Garcia and Vera Rodriguez; uncles, Robert and Richard Garcia; cousins, Christopher Herrera and Ruben Maldonado. Survived by son, Ruben Garcia; grandson, Ruben Garcia Jr.; grandmother, Mary Garcia; aunt, Susan Garcia; mother, Mary Wendorf; sister, Lorraine Sanchez; dear friend, Lawrence Sanchez Sr.; brothers, Lawrence (Debbie) Sanchez Jr., Patrick (Dana) Sierra, Ryan Willetts, Mario Wendorf and Maurice Wendorf; best friend, Rochelle Sifuentes-Mercado; special nieces, Schanae and Scharie Dantzman; and many other nieces and nephews. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, all at Romero Chapel, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's hall after burial. In lieu of food and flowers donations can be made to Romero Funeral Home in Judith's memory.

Valliant, Hope C.
Hope C. Valliant - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2002 - Hope C. Valliant, 79, passed away Dec. 23, 2002. Survived by her husband of 60 years, Alfred F. Valliant Sr., of the family home; sons, Alfred F. Valliant Jr. and Alan Gene Valliant (special friend, Luann Walton), all of Pueblo; and sisters, Jessie Bennett, Joy Bennett, Mollie Bruner, all of Oklahoma, Eva Ruth Morris of San Antonio, Texas, and Patricia Richardson of Pampa, Texas. Hope was born Aug. 2, 1923, in Preston, Texas. She worked at Safeway for many years. At her 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.

Van, Richard
Richard "Dick" Van - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2003 - Richard "Dick" Van, passed away Oct. 27, 2003. He was born June 11, 1937, to George "Jud" and Margaret Van, who preceded him along with his brothers, Bill, David and Tom; and nephew, Jason Tanner. Dick leaves to cherish his memory "the love of his life and soulmate," Betty J. Van; three beautiful children and their soulmates, Penny (Lester) Lempke of Minnesota, Rick (Leslie) Van, Sam J. (Michelle) Van, both of California; his lovable baby sister, Mary Ann Tanner; nephews, Shane, Jadi and Shad Tanner of Washington; his first and No. 1 granddaughter, Cassie DeTomaso, who he referred to as Tootsie; grandchildren who adored "Poopa," C.J. and Jaelyn Lemke of Minnesota, Jud Van of California; great-grandson, Jake J. DeTomaso of Minnesota; special nephews, Mike Van, Steve Van, both of California, Greg Van of Colorado City; brother-in-law, Chuck (Cindy) Mattivi; sister-in-law/hairdresser, Judith Mattivi; father-in-law, Angeleo "Babe" Mattivi; uncle, Dario "Di" Mattivi; his "Doll Baby" cousin, Judy Wood-Zuber (Matt), and many more relatives and friends. Memorial graveside service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

VanAcker, Brian Douglas
Brian Douglas Van Acker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2000 - Brian Douglas Van Acker, 34, passed away, May 23, 2000. Preceded in death by brother, Christopher John. Survived by beloved daughters, Alexandera and Cassidy. Also survived by loving parents, Julie and Richard Van Acker; brothers, Alexander (Judy), Thomas, Gregory; and sister, Deborah; as well as nieces and nephews, Ryan, Joel, Marc, Kyle, Skye, Anya and Russell. He will be missed by his dear friends, June King, Dr. Jacob Chi, Dr. Michael Beck, Van Van Garrick, Dan Masterson, Bill Strozier, Andrea Grubbs and the University of Southern Colorado Family, as well as his dear friends at the Ecumenical Church in Pueblo West. Brian greatly enjoyed the study of classical guitar. His other talents were in the arts, where he excelled in drawing, acting and philosophy. Funeral services 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West, 434 S. Conquistador Ave., Pueblo West. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the church immediately following the internment. Those who wish may make contributions to the Brian Van Acker Memorial Fund, Wells Fargo (Norwest Bank), 3000 Hart Road, Pueblo, Colo., 81008, in memory of Brian.

VanAken, Esther
Esther Van Aken - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 1998 - Esther Van Aken, 103, Alhambra, Calif., died Sept. 13, 1998. Survived by daughter, Arlene Limbocker, Huntington Beach, Calif.- son, David Van Aken, Laguna Hills, Calif.- grandchildren, Dave Merrill, Sheryn Parker, Carol (Charles) Snyder, Lori Limbocker, Gwen Van Aken, Tyler Van Aken, Karen Van Aken and Scott Van Aken- and eight great-grandchildren.

VanAlstyne, Elizabeth Marion
Elizabeth Marion Van Alstyne - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2004 - Elizabeth Marion Van Alstyne, 87, passed away Nov. 26, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. Born March 18, 1917, in Salida, Colo., to John and Bertha O'Connell, who preceded her in death, along with her husband of 53 years, C. Ray Van Alstyne; and son, Bob Van Alstyne. Survived by her son, Mark Van Alstyne; daughter-in-law, Judy Van Alstyne; and grandchildren, Adam, Lucas and Megan. Cremation has taken place, per her request. A private service will be held. Marion was a devoted wife and a loving mother and grandmother. She worked for the Pueblo Star-Journal for many years and loved playing her piano.

VanAlstyne, Robert R.
Robert R. "Beatle" Van Alstyne - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2001 - Robert R. "Beatle" Van Alstyne, 51, of Pueblo, escaped his battle with cancer on Oct. 22, 2001. Born Sept. 25, 1950, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his father, Ray Van Alstyne; also his mother-in-law, Rose Carleo. Survived by his loving wife and best friend, Judy Van Alstyne of the family home; sons, Adam and Lucas Van Alstyne, both of Pueblo; mother, Marion Van Alstyne, Pueblo; brother, James Mark Van Alstyne, Pueblo; special aunt, Lily Santarelli; brothers-in-law, Joe (Sue) Carleo, Las Vegas, Nev., and Jimmie (Nancy) Carleo, Pueblo; nieces, Megan, Tess, Bristol, Hillary, Kristen and Melissa; special friends, Jess, Stan, Laura, Melissa and Matt. A loving, dedicated husband and father, Bob never knew a stranger. He was a car guy who loved camping, fishing and arrowhead hunting, but most of all spending time with his beloved family. No viewing. Memorial funeral Mass, 7 p.m. Friday at Holy Family Church. Celebrant, Rev. Maurice Gallagher. Relatives and friends will be received at Holy Family Church Hall after Mass. Cremation has taken place. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers and food. Contributions may be made toward the education of Bob's sons through the Romero Family Home. Please make checks payable to the Van Alstyne family.

VanAndert, William
William Van Andert - Pueblo Chieftain – October 16, 1874 - William Van Andert was shot and killed on the Little Fountain by Jeff Steele.

VanAuken, Irene M.
Irene M. VanAuken - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1986 - Irene M. VanAuken, July 23, 1986. Wife of Fern VanAuken, who passed away Aug. 25, 1975, Mother of Allen F. (Irene S.) VanAuken, Pueblo, and Joyce (Don) Bertholomey, Bosque Farms, N.M. Grandmother of six; great-grandmother of nine. Mrs. VanAuken retired in 1972 as a salad cook at Colorado State Hospital. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Friday, Roselawn Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Christine Monro, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Please omit food.

VanAuken, Irene S.
Irene S. Van Auken - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1999 - Irene S. Van Auken, born Aug. 21, 1925, passed away Dec. 24, 1999. Survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Allen Van Auken; daughters, Sondi Stankov, Sharon (Steven) McCollough and Rene (Adam) Giffen; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Ida Lundien and Mary Belle Hayes; sister-in-law, Joyce (Don) Bertholomey; and numerous nieces and nephews. Irene was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.

VanAuken, Richard J.
Richard J. Van Auken - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2000 - Richard J. Van Auken, 84, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Feb. 18, 2000. He was born on April 3, 1915, in La Porte, Ind., to John and Elizabeth (nee Shrader) Van Auken, who preceded him in death. He was married on Nov. 16, 1935, to Mildred Malott, who survives him. He is also survived by a son, John (Ruth) Van Auken of Pueblo West; grandsons, Jeffrey (Teresa) Van Auken of Pueblo and David (Judy) Van Auken of Evergreen, Colo.; five great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Willard. Mr. Van Auken was active for many years in church work and loved to share his love of the Lord with others. He retired in 1977 from Schroll Inc. in Michigan City, Ind. He lived in La Porte, Ind., all of his life until coming to Pueblo West in 1996 to live with his son and daughter-in-law. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Ecumenical Church, 434 S. Conquistador, Pueblo West, with the Rev. Ray Lincoln officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Springville Free Methodist Church, La Porte, Ind., in care of the funeral home.

VanBrakel, Ronald
Ronald VanBrakel - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 1999 - Ronald VanBrakel, 60, passed away Jan. 13, 1999. Survived by his wife, Yvonne VanBrakel- children, Sandra (Michael) Washburn- and their son, Bryan Washburn, Colorado Springs, Kelly (Stephanie) Johnson- and their daughter, Nicole Johnson, Colorado City- and special granddaughter, Tana Gallegos. Also survived by his parents, Russell and Helen VanBrakel- brother, Russell VanBrakel- and sister, Diana Behling, all of Harshaw, Wis. Mr. VanBrakel was a member of First Baptist Church. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Service will be held Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 405 W. Ninth, in Pueblo.

VanBuskirk, Beth Marie
Beth Marie Van Buskirk - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 1999 - Beth Marie Van Buskirk, 18, passed away May 30, 1999. Funeral service, 10 a.m. today, at the First Baptist Church, Lamar. Interment, 2:30 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery in La Junta.

VanBuskirk, Chester
Chester Van Buskirk - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 1999 - Chester Van Buskirk, 89, passed away Jan. 2, 1999. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Peacock-Wood Chapel. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, today from 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

VanBuskirk, Craig Stanley
Craig Stanley Van Buskirk - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 2005 - Craig Stanley Van Buskirk, 62, of Pueblo, passed away on July 4, 2005. Preceded in death by his former wife, Linda Van Buskirk; father, Marvin Van Buskirk; and grandson, Daniel Carter. He is survived by his wife, Viola Montoya-Van Buskirk; children, Leann (Bruce) Casey, Robbie Van Buskirk and Terri (Jeff) Sierra; mother, Helen Susel; stepfather, Edgar Susel; brothers, Mike (Vicki) and David (Lorraine); sisters, Barbara (Pat) and Diane (Don); grandchildren, Ryan, Sheridan, Kirsten, Craig, Steel and Austin; nieces, Renie, Cabreena and Krissy; nephew, Andy; stepchildren, Perry (Chris), James, Kelly (Betsy), Jason (Lynette), Chad (Mandy); stepgrandchildren, Jeremiah, "Mackie" and other numerous stepgrandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Cremation will take place. A gathering of family and friends will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, at Romero Courtesy Hall.

VanBuskirk, Jess C.
Jess C. VanBuskirk - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 1986 - Jess C. VanBuskirk passed away at a local hospital Oct. 4, 1986. Husband of Mrs. Shirley L. VanBuskirk; father of Mrs. Caroline (Gene) Vecchia, Montrose; Mrs. Mary (Nick) Pizzuti, Denver; and Raymond G. (Sherrell) VanBuskirk, Pueblo; grandfather of nine, great-grandfather of four, and brother of Mrs. Harriet (Clet) Davis, Phoenix, Ariz. He was born March 22, 1917, in Hebron, Colo., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring from CF&I Steel Corp. in 1979. The family requests that food and flowers be omitted and suggests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, Pueblo County Unit, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, 81004, direct or through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 544-6007. He will lie in state Monday from 8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Arrangements pending.

VanBuskirk, Stanley D. Jr.
Stanley D. Van Buskirk Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 04, 2004 - Stanley D. Van Buskirk Jr. 80, accepted the sacrifice and promise of Jesus Christ prior to entering his Lords presence August 2, 2004. Stanley was born in Fredonia, Kansas on August 3, 1923. Stanley "Jr." is survived by his children, Sue Waldenmeyer, Kelly (Becky) Van Buskirk, Terry (Lara) Van Buskirk; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Stanley was honorably discharged from the 17th Airborne Division in 1945 after receiving several meritorious awards for service to his country during World War II. Stanley loved singing with the Pueblo Sunsational Chorus and several Barber Shop Quartets. He was also an accomplished band musician and played the trombone. Stanley retired from the CF&I in 1982, as a foreman in the Wire Mill and since that time was known to be seen at golf courses throughout Colorado and Texas, plying his passion for the game. There are four little people that Stanley had a very special love for- Ethan, Luke, Sheridan and Kirsten. Stanley was a longtime active member of Park Hill Baptist Church. Celebration of his life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 6, 2004, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations in his name may be made to the Pueblo Sunsational Chorus.

VanCamp, Blanche L.
Blanche L. VanCamp - Pueblo Chieftain & Star Journal - April 8, 1981 - Blanche L. VanCamp, 73, of 1006 W. 16th, Pueblo, died April 6. Survivors include husband, Clarence, one son, two brothers, four sisters, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Crist.

VanCamp, Clarence Henry
Clarence Henry VanCamp - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 1987 - Clarence Henry VanCamp, longtime Boone and Pueblo resident, died June 25, 1987, at Southside Manor Nursing Home. Survived by one son, Thomas E. (Mary) of Pueblo; one brother, Earl of Amarillo, Texas; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Saturday at Fowler Cemetery, the Rev. James L. Beck of Gilead Baptist Church officiating. Friends may call from 8 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the family home.

VanCamp, Dorice O.
Dorice O. Van Camp, Ph.D - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2000 - Dorice O. Van Camp, Ph.D., a longtime resident of Pueblo, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Dorice was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Wesley Van Camp, M.D. She is survived by her three children, son and daughter-in-law, Harry and Ellen Van Camp of Madison, Wis., daughters and sons-in-law, Christina "Kitty" and Don Gale of Rainy River, Ontario, Canada, and Victoria and Roy Buchan of Fort Collins. Dorice is also survived by her sister, Mrs. Joey Adamson of Vero Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Dorice was born in Detroit, Mich. In 1939, she married Wesley Van Camp, M.D., and they lived in Detroit for a short time before moving to Kirkwood, Mo., and then to Pueblo in 1946. With her children all in school, Dorice resumed her post-secondary education. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in psychology from the Colorado College and later earned her M.A. in counseling psychology. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Denver in 1963 and later a master's in public health administration from the University of Colorado. Her professional practice included work with the Pueblo County Health Department, Colorado State Hospital and various private clinics. A memorial service will be held at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel at 3 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2000, with a private interment service to follow. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Pueblo City-County Library District, White Branch (Pueblo West Library), 298 S. Joe Martinez Blvd., Pueblo West, CO 81007.

VanCamp, Wesley
Dr. Wesley Van Camp - The Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2000 - Van Camp was dedicated to more than medicine by Mary Jean Porter - Dr. Wesley Van Camp worked tirelessly for causes in which he believed. He dedicated himself to the practice of medicine, he served Pueblo schools, he tried for a seat on the Pueblo West Metro District board of directors, he considered running for the University of Colorado Board of Regents, he protested the Army's acquisition of many thousands of acres of Southern Colorado land for training sites. Van Camp, a Pueblo resident since 1946, died Feb. 16 at the age of 90. A memorial service was held Saturday at Pueblo West Ecumenical Church. Van Camp practiced internal medicine and cardiology in Pueblo until he retired in 1983 following open heart surgery. "He was a good doctor and he was very community oriented," said Dr. Carl Bartecchi. "One of the things people brought out about him (in talking to Bartecchi) was that he was helpful during the polio epidemic in the early 1950s. He cared for a lot of people personally, even though that wasn't his specialty. "He was very big on exercise and diet, and he set a good example himself by always being lean and, of course, not smoking." Van Camp attended Harvard Medical School and served in the Public Health Services during World War II, stationed at Kirkwood, Mo. He and his wife, Dorice Orr Van Camp, moved to Pueblo in 1946, and he joined the Pueblo Clinic. He later established his own clinic in Belmont. Van Camp helped start a residency program in internal medicine in Pueblo, and was a supervisor for University of Colorado residents during the 1950s. He was president of the Colorado Society of Internal Medicine in 1962 and 1963, and also was president of the Colorado Heart Association. He received the Gold Heart Award from the Colorado Heart Association and, just this month, the Legacy of Life Award from the American Heart Association. While he was chief of staff at Parkview hospital, Van Camp provided a free heart clinic through the local health department. Van Camp served two six-year terms on the District 60 school board in the 1950s and 1960s, and was active in Pueblo Area Citizens for Education. Twenty years ago, he led that group's push for consolidation of Districts 60 and 70. He sought a seat on the Pueblo West Metro District board of directors in 1982, saying the community needed more businesses, more jobs and more trees. He and his wife had owned property in Pueblo West since 1969. Van Camp is survived by his wife of 60 years; by three children, Harry Van Camp of Madison, Wis., Christina Gale of Rainy River, Ontario, and Victoria Buchan of Fort Collins; and one sister, Mary Van Camp of Battle Creek, Mich. He had seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Vancas, Joan P.
Joan P. "Dolly" Vancas - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 1999 - Joan P. "Dolly" Vancas, age 81, passed away May 5, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Michael Vancas- sister, Mary Susel- and brothers, John F. Strauss and Rudolph Strauss. Survived by brother, Fred (Josephine) Strauss- sister, Anna Boitz- nieces and nephews, Betty A. (Richard) Lest, Marian Genova, Rudy(Donna) Boitz, Rebecca (Kenny) Warren, Connie (Bob) Burchik, Edgar (Helen)Susel- and special friends, Betty Smith, Geraldine Scrivner, Eleanor Hart and Bernadette Santistevan. Funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Vancil, Catherine Elizabeth
Catherine Elizabeth (Stephens) Vancil - Colorado Springs Gazette - December 7, 2006 - Catherine Elizabeth Vancil, age 54, died December 3, 2006 in Colorado Springs. Catherine was born September 13, 1952 in Shockapee, Minnesota the daughter of Wilbur Arthur and Lois (Knowlton) Stephens. She has been a resident of Colorado Springs most of her life. Catherine was a Jehovah Witness, she also loved gardening, fishing and collecting antiques; but most of all she was a loving mother, who had a good heart and made everyone laugh. Catherine is survived by her mother, Lois of Pueblo; children: John Deacon Prosen and wife Angie, Tobey Ann Daily, Jieils Lee Vancil and Stephanie Marie Louise Kainz all of Colorado Springs; sisters: Linda Simmons, Bonnie Stephens both of Colorado Springs; and two grandchildren: Deacon Peter Jerome Prosen and Christina Wood. Private family services will be held.

Vancil, Stanley R.
Stanley R. Vancil - Pueblo Chieftain - August 02, 1998 - Stanley R. Vancil, 80, passed away July 31, 1998. Survived by his wife of 54 years, Zanelle Vancil, of the family home- children, Carole Bieshaar of Lakewood, Colo., Alan (Kay) Vancil of Colorado Springs, Don (Ellen Stewart) Vancil of Aurora, Colo., and Brian (Pascale) Vancil of London, England- sisters, Alice Christensen of Brush, Colo., Dorothy Ward of Sun City, Ariz., Ruby Reichert of Pueblo, Merle Wilburn of Denver and Shirley Gilfrey of Carbondale, Colo.- brother, Gene Vancil of Brush- grandchildren, Joe Bieshaar, Nick Bieshaar and Heather Vancil- and numerous nieces and nephews. Born to Ethel Minnie (nee Weber) and Ephraim Mitchell Vancil on Feb. 7, 1918, in Snyder, Colo. Stanley was in SHAEF (Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces) and served as a liaison pilot for General Dwight D. Eisenhower during World War II. He retired in 1983 from CF&I Steel as an engineering/draftsman after 36 years of service. He was also an avid golfer. Member of First United Methodist Church. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998, at First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St., with the Rev. Steve Burnett officiating. The casket will remain closed. Interment will be held Wednesday at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church building fund.

VanDeGrift, Thomas M.
Thomas M. Van DeGrift - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 2003 - Thomas M. Van DeGrift, age 89, of Canon City, passed away on Feb. 3, 2003, in Canon City. He was born on Feb. 21, 1913, in Wray, Colo., a son of the late DeRoy and Twila Opal Stiverson Van DeGrift. He is survived by three children, Mary Ann Van DeGrift of Pueblo, Norman (Ann) Van DeGrift of Denver, Thomas (Debbie) Van DeGrift; two sisters, Bessie and Nora of California; two brothers, Deal of Washington and Melvin of Arizona; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Tom was also preceded in death by his wife, Lottie Williams Van DeGrift, two brothers and five sisters. He was a long time area resident. He was a member of the West Park Wesleyan Church in Pueblo. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at Holt Family Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at Holt Family Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mary Coolidge officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City.

Vandenburg, Rachel
Rachel Vandenburg - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 2005 - Rachel Vandenburg, 82, passed away April 5, 2005. Born Feb. 14, 1923, in Sherman, Texas, to Allen Evans and Hettie (Malone) Evans, who preceded her in death; along with her loving husband of over 50 years, Harold Vandenburg; two sisters, Hazel (Evans) Vandenburg and Eva (Evans) Campbell; grandsons, Kevin Poll and Christopher Williams; and great-grandson, Taylor Roberts. Survived by children, Carol (Wayne) Williams, Stella Vandenburg, Clayton (Kathy) Vandenburg, Katherine Wills; grandchildren, Denise (Mike) Roberts, Carol Rogers, Gary Huskins, Billy Poll, Patty Poll, David Poll, Doug Poll, Kelly Poll, Shane (Debbie) Williams, Dana (Aron) West, DeAdra (Travis) Williams, Allen (Stephanie) Vandenburg and Seth Vandenburg; also survived by sister, Violet (Don) Hollis; and numerous great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and cousins. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. A special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice staff and one special thanks to RN Jeannette as well as to Doug, Gloria, Lance, Angel, Violet, Eva, Georgia, Kathy, Katherine and her son, Clayton, for taking time out of their lives to take care of Rachel in the last days of her life.

Vander Valk, Harry
Harry Vander Valk - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 1987 - Harry Vander Valk, Pueblo resident for 46 years, passed away Nov. 14, 1987. Mr., Vander Valk was a member of Tabor Lutheran Church and a lifetime member of BPOE Elks Lodge, No. 90. He retired from CF&I in 1979 from the rail mill. He had moved to Colorado from Illinois in 1943 and had managed the Main Theatre. Mr. Vander Valk had made donations to charities world-wide. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Hubert Nicholas Vander Valk and Agnes Vander Valk, who had beet born in Holland. Also preceded in death by two brothers, Gerhart and John Vander Valk. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Vander Valk of the family home; one son Gordon (Jo Anne) Vander Valk of Pueblo; and one daughter Sheila Thomas, also of Pueblo; four grandchildren, Tracy (John) Plutt, Heather Corlett, Harric Vander Valk and Tyral Thomas, and one great-granddaughter Cassandra Anne Plutt, as well as four brothers, Hubert Vander Valk of Bishop, Calif., William Vander Valk of Cary, Ill., Carl Vander Valk of Marengo, Ill., and Renus Vander Valk, also of Marengo, Ill. Also survived by sister, Geraldine Neuberger of Chicago, Ill., and numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Randy Parshall of Tabor Lutheran Church officiating. Cremation will follow. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the Sangre de Cristo Hospital through the funeral home office. Viewing times will be from noon to 8 p.m. Monday. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service.

Vander Valk, Kathryn
Kathryn Vander Valk - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 1999 - Kathryn Vander Valk, 76, passed away June 10, 1999. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Harry Vander Valk of 47 years- mother, Louise Melito- and brothers, Fred, Adolph and John Fair and James Melito. Survived by son, Gordon Vander Valk- daughter, Sheilah (Mark) Whitlock- grandchildren, Tracy (Mike)Wilson, Heather (Butch) Godinez, Harric Vander Valk and Tyral Thomas-great-grandchildren, Cassandra Plutt, Tiffany Plutt and Jennifer Godinez-sisters, Lucy Vadnal and Elizabeth Marcelja- brother, Anthony Melito- and numerous nieces and nephews. Kathryn was a wonderful grandmother and great-grandmother as well as a great friend. She was also an avid bingo player. At her request, cremation with no services.

Vanderberg, Lydia M.
Lydia M. Vanderberg - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 1999 - Lydia M. Vanderberg, 72, passed away Nov. 16, 1999, at her home. Survived by her sisters, Tina Scharff, Elk City, Kan., Virginia (Robert) Bak, Colorado Springs, Angie (William) Golden, Walsenburg, and Rose Bassi, Loveland. Also survived by one niece and six nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Albert Vanderberg. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 11 a.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, Walsenburg. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery, Walsenburg. Huerfano World - November 25, 1999 - Lydia M. Vanderberg, 72, of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, died Nov. 16, 1999 at her home. Born to the late Giuseppe and Maria Andreatta, she married the late Albert Vanderberg. She is survived by her sisters, Celestina Scharff, Elk City, KS, Virginia Bak, Colorado Springs, Angie Golden, Walsenburg and Rose Bassi, Loveland; one niece and six nephews. Mass was Saturday from St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg.

Vanderford, Frederick
Frederick Vanderford – Yuma Pioneer – May 29, 1903 – Frederick Vanderford, formerly of Pueblo, where he belonged to the Plumbers' Union, committed suicide in the stockyards of the Union Pacific at Henderson, east of Denver, on May 19. He took morphine and died in convulsions.

Vanderlippe, S. Pauline
S. Pauline Vanderlippe - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2001 - S. Pauline Vanderlippe, 94, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord, on July 18, 2001. She was Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Fidelity Chapter; and a Past Worthy High Priestess of the White Shrine of Jerusalem. She also enjoyed her membership in PEO, Chapter DU. Pauline also participated in Laurel Court Order of the Amaranth and the Social Order of the Beauceant. She enjoyed playing the organ and the piano; she also loved needlework. Predeceased by her loving husband, H.D. Vanderlippe; sister, Mary (Ralph) Muir; and grandson, Mark Leon Sonksen. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly (Leon "Les") Sonksen of Pueblo; sons, Robert (Phyllis) Vanderlippe of Springfield, Mo., and Paul (Ann) Vanderlippe of Etters, Pa.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 1 until 5 p.m. today, at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2001, at the funeral home. Interment will be 2 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2001, at Fairmount Cemetery in Denver. In lieu of food or flowers the family respectfully requests donations be made to the Building Fund of the Son Rise Church through the funeral home.

Vanderpool, Jeanette A.
Jeanette A. Vanderpool - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2001 - Jeanette A. Vanderpool, wife of Wendal Vanderpool, who passed away Oct. 15, 1996, passed away Dec. 26, 2001. Mother of Carol (Michael) Johaneson, Castle Rock, and Gary Vanderpool of Pueblo. Grandmother of Tracy (Erik) Dickovich and Rhonda (Troy) Land; and great-grandmother of Nicholas and Thomas Dickovich, all of Minnesota. Preceded in death also by sister, Ellen Corsi. Also survived by brother, Charles (Violet) Dasenzo; brother-in-law, Fred Corsi, both of Pueblo; nieces, Debbie Krupka, Pueblo, and Sharon Chamberlain, Shawnee, Kan.; as well as several other brothers and sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews. Jeanette worked as a data review technician for Social Security for 23 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of Our Lady of the Meadows Church Parish where services will be held. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon Friday at the funeral home. The family will greet friends in the parish hall following the cemetery committal service. In lieu of food, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Meadows Church Fund in her memory.

Vanderpool, Katherine M.
Katherine M. Vanderpool - Pueblo Chieftain - February 07, 2001 - Age 85, of Bristol, Colo., died Feb. 5, 2001. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Lamar, Colo. Burial in Sunnyslope Cemetery, Bristol, Colo. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, and 8 a.m. to service time Friday. Memorial contributions to Bristol Fire Dept.

Vanderwalker, Dorothy Ellen
Dorothy Ellen "Mac" Vanderwalker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2000 - Dorothy Ellen "Mac" Vanderwalker, born May 28, 1912, Altman, Colo., passed away May 15, 2000, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, Colo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Vanderwalker, April 20, 1998. She is survived by her daughter, Leslie M. Neu of Pueblo; two grandchildren, Frances V.A. Koral, Cripple Creek, Colo., and Roene E.M. Finehout of Ohio; and a great-grandchild, Joseph E. Koral; and a grandson-in-law, LeRoy E. Koral. Mrs. Vanderwalker was a distinguished artist who was often honored for her art work, and was also a hair stylist. Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2000, at the family home in memory of both Dorothy and Joseph Vanderwalker followed by an inurnment at the family property of 801 S. Eighth St., Victor, Colo.

VanDevender, Donald Larry Sr.
Donald Larry VanDevender Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2003 - Donald Larry VanDevender Sr., 62, passed away Nov. 17, 2003, at a local hospital. Larry was born Dec. 18, 1940, to Clarence and Eileen VanDevender in Pueblo, Colo. He graduated from Steamboat Springs High in 1959. After moving to Colorado Springs in 1965, he operated his own electrical business for many years. Larry loved the outdoors where he hunted, fished, raced and rode motorcycles, skied and coached the Broadmoor Ski Racing Team for four years. He is survived by his three children, Donald Larry VanDevender Jr., Pamla Rae Haley, Steven Daniel VanDevender; sister, Sandee VanDevender; and four grandchildren, Jeremy and Jessica Haley, Kassidy and Nicole VanDevender. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

VanDevender, Ruey Emily
Ruey Emily Van Devender - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 1936 - Ruey Emily Van Devender, 15 years, of 2011 Court Street, Oct. 26, at local hospital. Daughter of George O. Van Devender; granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Duvall and niece of Bernadine Avery, Mrs. Louise Piserchio, Anthony, Joseph and Alex Prelesnik, all of Pueblo and Anna De Cinco of Los Angeles, Calif. Announcements later.

Vandever, Henry Edgar
Henry Edgar Vandever - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 1986 - Henry Edgar Vandever, late of 1704 Zuni Road, died at a local hospital, Aug. 25, 1986. Survived by his wife, Emma Vandever of the family home; son, Bill R. Vandever, Mountain View, Calif.; sister, Madeline Meeks, Yakima, Wash.; brother, Sam Vandever, Torrance, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Dorothy (Gilbert) Farabaugh, Denver; Ruth (Charles) Bell, Rye. Preceded in death by his first wife, Mable in 1965. Member of South Pueblo Lodge No. 31, AF&AM and Westminster Presbyterian Church. Born Aug. 3, 1905, in Forest City, Mo. Pueblo resident since 1938. Mr. Vandever was a welder for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad for 40 years, with his last 10 years as a foreman. Mr. and Mrs. Vandever were married Oct. 4, 1969, in Pueblo. Service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Robert E. Mace officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Graveside rites by South Pueblo Lodge No. 31. AF&AM. Visitation, 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today and until service time Thursday.

Vandiver, Donald Ray
Donald Ray Vandiver - Pueblo Star Journal - October 9, 1956 - Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Davis Mortuary Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. William Benham, pastor of the Rye Home Church, officiating. To Mountain View. The 1955-56 State Class C champion basketball team of the Rye High School, of which Don was a member will serve as active and honorary pallbearers.

Vandiver, Eleanor R.
Eleanor R. Hood Vandiver - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 1987 - Eleanor R. Hood Vandiver, late of Avondale, died Dec. 22, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by her daughter, Audra L. Grace, Manzanola; two granddaughters, Karen Fluke and Rebecca Sue Torri. Also survived by two great-grandchildren; three sisters, May L. Youngberg, Pueblo, Evelyn (Don) Head, Pueblo, and Florence (Rodney) Williams, Avondale; sister-in-law, Veta Hood, Pueblo; brother, Walter P. (Nadine) Hood, Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Born July 8, 1917, in Pueblo, and a lifetime resident. Preceded in death by her husband, Homer Vandiver, Nov. 21, 1983; son, Donald Ray Vandiver, 1956; and three brothers. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Donald Thurn officiating. Cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium. The family may be contacted at 2016 Lane 27.

Vandiver, Gordon
Gordon Vandiver - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2006 - Gordon Vandiver, 86, a retired physician, passed away Jan. 30, 2006, in La Junta, surrounded by his loving wife and children. Dr. Vandiver was born on Nov. 24, 1919, in Tuba City, Ariz., to Wesley and Lottie Vandiver. He started his education at the Old Columbian School in La Junta and completed high school in Long Beach, Calif. He attended UCLA and USC, where he graduated from medical school. He married Carolyn Coates on Feb. 3, 1943, in Los Angeles, Calif. He was a captain in the U.S. Army and upon discharge moved to La Junta in 1948, where he set up his medical practice. He was known as a compassionate physician and a devoted family man. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the Colorado Mountains. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Harry, Frank and Elmer Vandiver; and grandson, Jason Vandiver. Gordon is survived by his beloved wife, Carolyn; his brother, Paul Vandiver; two sons, Steven Vandiver and Jon (Nancy) Vandiver; three daughters, Donna (Don) Vandiver-Pack, Dianne Vandiver, and Sonya (Bob) Vandiver-Richardson; seven grandchildren, David Pack, Denise Stanley, Laurie Vanhook, Jennifer Norris, Joshua Vandiver, Kristie Vandiver and Matthew Vandiver; five great-grandchildren, William Stanley, Chase, Brooklyn and Jason Vanhook, and Ashley Pack. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, United Methodist Church, with Tom Dudley officiating. Visitation, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, Peacock Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Arkansas Valley Hospice or to the United Methodist Church of La Junta direct or through the funeral home.

Vandre, Mary M.
Mary M. Vandre - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2001 - Mary M. Vandre, 79, passed away June 27, 2001. Survived by her children, Sandra (David) Fenton, Jackie (Robert) Westlund, both of Denver, Michael (Mary) Vandre of Kremmling, Colo., and Pat Vandre of Denver; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Stanley "Stan" Vandre on April 2, 2001; sisters, Hazel Mae Harris and Fern Rheinscheld; and brother, Luther Francis Romine Jr. Born on Feb. 4, 1922, in Chauncey, Ohio. Member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Pueblo West. She will lie in state at the funeral home Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Continuing viewing and services will be held at Drinkwine Mortuary, 999 W. Littleton Blvd., in Littleton, Colo. Viewing from 3 until 8 p.m. Monday with a funeral service at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Vandre, Stanley
Stanley "Stan" Vandre - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2001 - Stanley "Stan" Vandre, 74, passed away April 2, 2001. Survived by his wife, Mary M. Vandre, of the family home in Pueblo West; children, Sandra (David) Fenton, Jackie (Robert) Westlund, both of Denver, Michael (Mary) Vandre of Kremmling, Colo., and Pat Vandre of Denver; siblings, Carl (Dorothy) Vandre of Denver, Bertha Lentz of Canada and Erhard (Caroline) Vandre of Wisconsin; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Born Dec. 11, 1926, in Merrill, Wis. Stan owned and operated Stan's Mechanical and Refrigeration Company in the Denver area until his retirement. Member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. He will lie in state at the funeral home today from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2001, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Chris Kellogg officiating. Continuing viewing and services will be held at Drinkwine Mortuary, 999 W. Littleton Blvd., in Littleton, Colo. Viewing from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday with a funeral service at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association through Montgomery & Steward, P.O. Box 777, Pueblo, CO 81002.

VanDresser, Jason Richard
Jason Richard VanDresser - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 1997 - Jason Richard VanDresser, 15, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 2, 1997, in Pueblo. He was born Oct. 15, 1981, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Donald and Thelma VanDresser. Survived by parents, Richard and Cathi VanDresser of Pueblo- brother, Justin VanDresser, Pueblo- grandparents, James and Virginia Topping, Pueblo- uncles, Curt (Tammy) Topping, Gary Topping, Paul VanDresser and Donald (Connie) VanDresser, all of Pueblo- aunt, Patricia (Tom) Gennetta, Pueblo- special cousins, Melissa Lopez and Tony Gennetta- and numerous cousins, great uncles, great aunts and good friends. Jason was an artist and student at South High and he enjoyed music and art. Jason had many close friends who will miss his wonderful personality and great sense of humor. He has touched many lives in his short stay on this Earth. Viewing, 1 to 8 p.m. today at Romero Funeral Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, also at Romero Funeral Chapel. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at 2810 Aster.

VanDuyn, Brooklyn
Brooklyn Van Duyn - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 2003 - Brooklyn Van Duyn, 76, was born Jan. 24, 1927, in Pueblo, and passed away Aug. 31, 2003. Survived by her children, Dorene (Roland) Crowe, Harry David (Paula) Van Duyn and Tom (Lisa) Van Duyn; mother, Sarah Fisher; sister, Burlyn Carter, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Shannon (Pat) Larson of Las Vegas, Nev., Jason Crowe of Pueblo, Joshua (Amy) Van Duyn of Beulah, Boz Van Duyn, Holly Van Duyn (Tommy Ware), and Tyler Van Duyn (Jessica Aragon), all of Pueblo; and great-grandchild, Rylee Van Duyn. Preceded in death by her husband, Richard T. Van Duyn; and father, Thomas Fisher. Per her request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Sally Foulks officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.

VanDyke, Alta B.
Alta B. VanDyke - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 23, 1997 - Alta B. VanDyke, 81, died June 21, 1997, at a local care center. She was a retired assembly-line computer employee. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Blunt Mortuary Chapel, 2229 W. Colorado Ave., with the Rev. Thomas K. Hobby officiating. Private burial will be at Fairview Cemetery. Mrs. VanDyke was born Jan. 2, 1916, in Pueblo to Albert and Lydia Williams. Her parents are deceased. She was married in 1934 in Lake George to Stephen VanDyke. He also is deceased. Mrs. VanDyke is survived by two sons, Jack of Colorado Springs and William of Falcon; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Bruce. She was a lifetime resident of Colorado.

VanDyke, H. Gene
H. Gene Van Dyke - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2005 - H. Gene Van Dyke, 60, born July 22, 1944, in Seattle, Wash., and passed away Dec. 30, 2004, in Denver, Colo. Preceded in death by mother, Neva Lee (Crawford) Van Dyke. Survived by son, Gregory Gene Van Dyke, Maple Valley, Wash.; father, Robert W. (Norma) Van Dyke; brothers, Robert S. (Susie) Van Dyke and Ronald W. Van Dyke, all of Wichita, Kan.; former wife, Sally A. Kennedy of Pueblo. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Gene was very proud of the track records he set in 1962 at Pueblo South. He was awarded a track scholarship from SCSC, now CSU-Pueblo, and graduated in 1968. Gene had a very successful career in the insurance industry while living in Denver, Honolulu, Seattle and most recently in Sun City, Ariz. His many special friends and family will remember Gene for his generosity and love of people. To him, there were no strangers in his life, only those he had not yet met. He will be missed. Cremation by Aspen Mortuaries in Denver.

VanDyke, Marcella
Marcella Louise Van Dyke - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2002 - Marcella Louise Van Dyke, 31, resident of Fort Collins formerly of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord, Nov. 9, 2002. Born March 27, 1971, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by grandparents, Emilio Quintana, Epifanio and Mary Archuleta. Survived by her husband, Michael Vernon Van Dyke, Fort Collins; parents, Jimmy and Dianna Archuleta, Pueblo; sisters, Stacie (Fred) Gonzales, Pueblo, and Jamie (Reynaldo) Torres, Pueblo; grandparents, Drucilla Quintana, Pueblo; parents-in-law, Mark and Sarah Van Dyke, Pueblo; brothers-in-law, Mark (Deana) Van Dyke, Pueblo, and Mario (Amanda) Van Dyke, Colorado Springs; grandmother-in-law, Ida Farbo, Pueblo; nephews, Austin Van Dyke, Brandon Vigil-Archuleta, Alec Gonzales, Gaige Gonzales; niece, Amanda Lynn Van Dyke. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Vigil Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Memorial funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, both at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Celebrant, the Rev. Darrell Schaffer. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received at Local Union Hall 2102 following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the USC Foundation for the Marcella Van Dyke nursing scholarship fund or may be dropped off at Romero Family Funeral Home.

VanEtton, W.O.
W.O. Van Etton - Huerfano World - February 25, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History - 1927: W.O. Van Etten, 77, committed suicide in Walsenburg. [Editor's Note: W. O. Van Etton died February 18, 1927. Obituary listed World Independent, February 22, 1927, Page 1.]

VanGarrick, Deborah Ann
Deborah Ann Van Garrick - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2003 - Deborah Ann Van Garrick, 42, departed this life unexpectedly after a lengthy illness on May 8, 2003. She was born Dec. 4, 1960. She is survived by her loving parents, Richard and Julie Van Acker. Also survived by her devoted husband, Phillip M. ("Van") Van Garrick; son, Marc Robinson; siblings, Alex (Judy), Thomas, Gregory; nephews, Kyle, Joel, Ryan, Russell; nieces, Alexandra, Cassidy, Anya, Skye; special friends, Alice, Joe and Alison Hart, Marc Robinson Sr., Bernice Parreira. Brothers, Christopher and Brian precede her in death. Debbie served the community as a respiratory therapist at St. Thomas Moore Hospital in Canon City. She was a talented guitarist/singer/songwriter who enjoyed sharing her gifts. Deb will best be remembered for her uninhibited sense of humor, vivacious personality, generosity of spirit and for her bravery and strength of character throughout her illness. Debbie had a strong appreciation for flowers, unique art, music and family. A small service for family and friends will be held at the Center for Inner Peace at 4 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2003, 740 W. 15th St., Pueblo, Colo. The family will receive friends at the Van Garrick home following the service. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Deborah Ann Van Garrick to the Lupus Foundation through the funeral home office.

VanGieson, Kenneth Wayne
Kenneth Wayne Van Gieson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 1986 - Kenneth Wayne Van Gieson, Blanca. Son of Kenneth and Willa June Van Gieson, Blanca; brother of June Araye (Earl) Kreutzer, Model; Jackie Lynn, Joyce Ann, and Kyle Kane Van Gieson, Blanca. Grandson of Elwood and Irene Van Gieson, Blanca. Uncle of Jennifer Kreutzer. Also survived by numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Service, 2 p.m. Monday, La Veta Baptist Church. Interment, La Veta Cemetery.

VanGorden, George Marshall
George Marshall VanGorden - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 2003 - George Marshall VanGorden , 82 passed away Aug. 28, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ruth; daughter Kristin Strachan (John); and granddaughter Arlie Ruth Casebeer, all of Pueblo. Memorial service, Sept. 20, 2003, 1p.m., Denver Archdiocese Mortuary, Wheatridge, Colo.

VanHam, Dorothy T.
Dorothy T. Van Ham - Pueblo Chieftain - March 05, 2001 - Dorothy T. Van Ham, 82, of Manzanola, Colo., passed away March 3, 2001. Survived by her children, Judith (Wayne) Lips, Manzanola, Elizabeth (Michael) Jones, Aurora, Ill., and Robert (Elaine) Van Ham of Thornton, Colo. Services will be held in Illinois.

VanHook, Barbara Ann
Barbara Ann VanHook - Pueblo Chieftain - May 01, 2000 - Barbara Ann VanHook, 63, passed away April 28, 2000. Survived by daughters, Helen (Thierry) Connault, Henderson, Nev., and Laura (Mark) Moss, Loveland, Colo. Also survived by five grandchildren. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, Wednesday, 11 a.m. at King of Kings Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

VanHook, Vevia L.
Vevia L. VanHook - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2005 - Vevia L. VanHook, 95, of La Junta, passed away Jan. 19, 2005, in Canon City. She was born Feb. 9, 1909, in Rocky Ford. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vern VanHook Sr.; sons, Paul and Jerry Eberhart; and daughter, Lois Rush. She is survived by a daughter, Donna (Jack) Duncan of Canon City; and son, Bob (Ellen) Eberhart of Pueblo; sisters, Ruth Garber of Wichita, Kan., and Mabel Wingo of Albuquerque, N.M.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at the Church of Christ in La Junta, with Evangelist Danny Aragon officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

VanHorn, D. W.
Major D. W. Van Horn – Pueblo Star Journal – March 3, 1899 – Major D. W. Van Horn – Colorado Pioneer Killed in Rock Island Railroad Accident. Wednesday Afternoon About 5:30 – John A. Thatcher received a telegram from the cashier of the bank of Clarendon, Texas, conveying intelligence of the death in a railroad accident on the Rock Island road, of Major D. W. Van Horn. A few hours later the sad news was corroborated in a telegram received by Mr. Thatcher from Mr. Van Horn's wife. No particulars of the accident were given in either message and there has been no news of a wreck on the Rock Island road received here. Major Van Horn was about 62 years old and came to Colorado from Lockport N. Y., in 1868, locating at Fort Lyons, which was then in Pueblo County. He was manager for A. E. Reynolds of a post traders' store at that place. From there he removed to the old town of Las Animas where he conducted a general store until 1874, when he went to the new town of Las Animas as manager of a general store, where he remained until 1880, when he removed to Fort Elliott, Texas, and established a bank, of which institution he was president at the time of his death. The deceased served as an officer in a New York volunteer regiment during the civil war. He was well known in Colorado and had many friends who will regret his sudden demise. The deceased leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss. They live at Wellington, Kansas.

VanLoon, Henry Paul
Henry Paul Van Loon - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2005 - Henry Paul Van Loon "Paul" went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 27, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Ruby Van Loon; and his brother, Timothy Van Loon. Survived by his wife of 53 years, Pamelia; son, Timothy (Suzie) Van Loon of Los Angeles, Calif.; daughters, Linda Van Loon, Pueblo, Sharon (Scot Anderson) Van Loon, Conifer, Colo., Carrie Van Loon, Austin, Texas, and Mollie (Errol Fernandes) Van Loon of Boalsburg, Pa. Also survived by his granddaughter, Kimberley Kilpatrick; great-granddaughter, Laurel Kilpatrick, both of Pueblo; and several cousins scattered across the U.S. Nicknamed "Peanuts," Paul ran a successful wholesale, vending, and amusement/games business in Pueblo for more than 47 years. Funeral service, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, Fairmount Cemetery in Denver. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Paul's honor to either the Humane Society or the charity of your choice. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

VanMatre, Barbara Lee
Barbara Lee Van Matre - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2004 - Barbara Lee Van Matre, of Rye, passed away Sept. 11, 2004, in Pueblo. Barbara was born Jan. 29, 1944, in Gary, Ind., the second daughter of Roy and Eleanor Downey. On Aug. 29, 1965, she married Richard "Rick" Van Matre in Greeley, Colo. They had two children, James M. Van Matre of Aurora, Colo., and Wendy L. Van Matre Bowles, married to Rodney Bowles; and two granddaughters, Lacey and Ashley Bowles. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and her sister. She is survived by her husband, her children and grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Barbara was talented and accomplished. She was an expert horsewoman, a licensed private pilot who flew her own plane all over the U.S. for pleasure, an accountant, an actress and an artist. Her proudest accomplishments were her children and grandchildren. Barbara was a sensitive, caring person who was very generous with her time and assets. She volunteered as a hospice worker and, on her own, established a free service to drive people from the valley to doctor's appointments, shopping and so forth. Barbara acted in and directed numerous plays at the Greenhorn Valley Theatre in Rye and wrote original scripts. Barbara was also an award-winning fiber artist. From 1981 to 1989, she was comptroller of Pan Canadian Petroleum Co., a nationwide oil and gas exploration and development company. There were a few things that Barbara couldn't do, nothing she wouldn't try and she would help anyone with anything. She will be missed by all who knew her; she has touched the lives of countless people in her life and her family will struggle with this loss. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, in the Rye Home United Methodist Church in Rye. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations in memory of Barbara be made to the Rye Home United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 70, Rye, CO, 81069.

VanMatre, Bruce Dale
Bruce Dale "Buddy" Van Matre - Huerfano World - September 7, 2000 - Bruce Dale "Buddy" Van Matre, 63, of Stephensville, TX, formerly of Rye, died after a brief illness Sept. 2, 2000. Born in Hoehne, Nov. 25, 1936 he was the fifth of seven children born to Elton O. "Chuck" and Edna Van Matre, who were ranchers in the southern Colorado area. In 1955, shortly after joining the Marines, he met and married Janet Workman of Trinidad. After military service, he joined the border patrol, then worked with the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Agency and then became an officer with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), where he was appointed Senior Agent in Charge (SAC) at several locations, including San Jose, CA, Costa Rica and Phoenix, AZ. After retirement from DEA in 1986, he and his wife moved to Rye, where he was justly famous for raising Arabian horses and for playing the guitar and singing. Mr. Van Matre is survived by his wife, Janet; their six children, Terry (Frank) Zorc, Rye, Vicki Harter, Stephensville, Debby (Brian) Lincoln, Oklahoma City, OK, Kelly (Robert) Jordan, Anaheim, CA, Nancy (Drew) Jones, Lake Forest, CA, and Bruce "Buddy" (Mary) Van Matre, Rye; four sisters, Clara, Mary, Dorothy and Joyce; two brothers, Ken and Rick; 12 grandchildren; mother-in-law, Julia Williams and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Van Matre came from a very large family which he loved very much and he will be greatly missed by all. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 11 from First Christian Church, Trinidad followed by burial in Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to the American Cancer Society in the name of Bruce Van Matre.

VanMeter, Darla Dee
Darla Dee "Our Sweetie" Van Meter Gruner - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 1999 - Darla Dee "Our Sweetie" Van Meter Gruner, 41, died May 19, 1999 , Sacramento, Calif., as a result of an automobile accident. Ms. Van Meter was born Feb. 8, 1958, in Redlands, Calif. Her family later moved to Pueblo where she attended school and graduated from Central High School in 1976. She later moved back to California. She was one of the fifth finalists in the Miss Colorado U.S.A. pageant after high school. She was an avid golfer, and loved boating, her family and her dog, Brittany. Survived by parents, Ray and Ruth Van Meter; sisters, Shelley Van Meter, Vickey Van Meter, all of California, Cheryl (Dave) Ellis, Pueblo; brother, Robbie (Nicole) Van Meter, California; aunts, Jean Hyndman, Pueblo West, Sarah DeSalvo, Pueblo, and Martha (Tex) Cokeley, California; nieces and nephews; and special cousins in Pueblo. Service was held on May 24 at Green Valley Mortuary Chapel, Cameron Park, Calif.

VanMeter, Johanna Angelina
Johanna Angelina Van Meter - Pueblo Chieftain - July 9, 1987 - Johanna Angelina Van Meter, late of Pueblo, died unexpectedly July 6, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by her children, Charles Rucker, Charlene Rucker (Harry Jordan), Richard Rucker, Roberta Van Meter and Bobby Jo Van Meter, all of Pueblo; mother, Carolina Gray, Kentucky; brothers, Paul Gray, Marietta, Ga.; Gregory and Rebel Gray, both of Denver; Robert Gray, Kentucky; sisters, Ruthy Thomason, Kentucky; and Velma Riley, Denver. Survived also by two grandchildren, Timothy Rucker and Michael Jordan. Pueblo. Born July 22, 1946, in Massachusetts, and was a Pueblo resident most of her life. Service, 10 a.m. Friday, July 10, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jim Reyna officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. today.

VanMeter, John Thomas
John Thomas Van Meter – Pueblo Indicator – February 20, 1932 – Well Known Cafι Man Dies – John Thomas Van Meter, 65, died at his home, 113 South Union Avenue, February 16th, after a short illness. He had conducted a cafι at the street number many years. One of the many victims of the big Pueblo flood of June 3, 1921, he went back into the business again.

VanMeter, LeRoy O.
LeRoy O. Van Meter - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 2006 - LeRoy O. Van Meter, 68, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 5, 2006. Preceded in death by his father; two sisters and other relatives. He is survived by his loving wife, Verna; children, Connie Shenefelt, Deanna (Michael) Marcen, Amanda Van Meter and Brandon Van Meter; mother, Thelma Rodgers; brothers, Dick (Betty) Van Meter, Dale (Donna) Van Meter, Robert (Norma) Van Meter, Bill (Pam) Van Meter, Kelly (Debbie) Van Meter, Jack Van Meter and Charlie (Sue) Van Meter; sisters, Bertha (Gerald) Bedwell, Dorothy Maerean and Linda (Terry) Ray; grandchildren, Justin Van Meter, Jeffrey Shenefelt, Michael Marcen Jr. and Matthew Marcen; great-grandchildren, Julian, Brianna and one on the way; father- and mother-in-law, George (Iverna) Morley; one uncle and aunt; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. today, and funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday; both at Romero Chapel. Interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after burial.

Vannest, Byron W. Sr.
Byron W. Vannest Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 1986 - Byron W. Vannest Sr. passed away Wednesday, Dec. 1 1986, at a local hospital. Survived by his children, Phyllis (Roy) Boughton, Robert (Jacque) Vannest, Byron (Roseann) Vannest Jr., all Pueblo, Melba (Roy) Farrar, Elk City, Okla., Pauline (Norville) Prosser, Spotsylvania, Va., and Ellis (Ethel) Vannest Farmington, N.M.; brother, Charles Vannest, Rocky Ford. Also survived by 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Born June 12 1904, in Burlington, Iowa, ant had been a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring several years ago as a mechanic for several Pueblo auto dealerships. Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev Harold Tuttle officiating. Interment will be in Mount Olive Cemetery, Buena Vista. Colo.

Vannest, Christopher
Christopher "Kris" Vannest - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 1998 - Christopher "Kris" Vannest, 27, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 26, 1998. Survived by parents, Roseann and Byron Vannest, of the family home- grandfather, Paul Vella- twin brother, Anthony- sister, Ronita Coen- loving godchild, Elizabeth Loveland- special friends, Connie and Brian Loveland, Katie Bahner and Brian Loveland Jr. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Public visitation from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. today, Christ the King Church followed by a reception in the church hall. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Christ the King Church. Interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to the YWCA Family Crisis Shelter, 801 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo, Colo. 81003.

Vanotti, Andrew B.
Andrew B. Vanotti - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 1999 - Andrew B. Vanotti, 85, passed away Aug. 16, 1999. Preceded in death by wife Helen Vanotti- parents, Steve and Josephine Vanotti- and brother, Frank Vanotti. Survived by daughters, Diane (Forrest) Clark and Louise (John) Welsby- grandchildren, Bill (Chris) Schwer, DeDri Kay Schwer, Jason Welsby and Stephanie (Brian) Morsch- great-grandchildren, Megan Lee Bigley, Brian Mark, Shelby Schwer and Justin Schwer- beloved sisters-in-law, Edith Vanotti and Olga Vaughn- and nieces, Elaine Cameron, Frances (Henry) Lupton and Tina Louise Armstrong and families. Mr. Vanotti (Andy) was known in the western states for the registered Hereford cattle raised and shown by the Vanotti Hereford Ranch (VHR). Andy was an avid leader in the cattleman's associations in the state of Colorado and was selected by the American Hereford Breeders Association to attend the International Convention for Hereford Cattle in Scotland. Andrew had a love for the land and cattle. He shared his wealth of knowledge with his children, nieces and youth in the state of Colorado through 4-H and Hereford Association. He served on the first board of the San Isabel Rural Electricity Association and was instrumental in bringing electricity to rural areas of Southern Colorado. He was joint owner of the VLB Lumber Company. He was manager and sawyer for the Lumber Co. He later become employed by construction companies and was sought after for his talent with explosives. His expertise is evident along I-70 and the Spinney Mt. Reservoir. Mr. Vanotti was a traveler and found great satisfaction in perusing his heritage. He was a proud man and a loyal father. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services at Sacred Heart Church of Avondale. Burial following the service at North St. Mary Cemetery in Walsenburg. Reception will follow at Mazzone Hall. Huerfano World - August 26, 1999 - Andrew B. Vanotti, 85, Avondale, died August 16, 1999. Survivors include his daughters, Diane Clark and Louise Welsby; four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, sisters-in-law and nieces. Mr. Vanotti was known in the western states for the registered Hereford cattle raise and shown by the Vanotti Hereford Ranch. He served on the first board of San Isabel Rural Electricity. He was the joint owner of VLB Lumber Company. He was employed by construction companies and was sought after for his talent with explosives. Funeral mass was August 20 at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Burial followed at North St. Mary Cemetery in Walsenburg.

Vanotti, Frank D.
Frank D. "Wop" Vanotti - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1997 - Frank D. "Wop" Vanotti, born Sept. 21, 1917, in Farr, Colo., and passed away Nov. 20, 1997, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents, Stefano and Josephine Vanotti. Survived by his wife, Edith, to whom he was married 53 years- his brother, Andrew- his daughters, Elaine (Glenn) Cameron, Frances (Henry) Lupton and Tina Armstrong- grandchildren, Charles Vanotti, Curtis and Nicole Lupton and John and Steven Armstrong- nieces, Diane (Forrest) Clark and Louise (John) Welsby- and great-nieces and nephews, Bill and De Dri Kay Schwer and Jason and Stephanie Welsby. Frank and his brother owned and operated Vanotti Hereford Ranch and VLB Lumber, both at the base of the East Spanish Peak, and in 1968 moved east of Walsenburg and in 1976 he moved to Avondale. He served in the 13th Armored Division in World War II and was wounded Dec. 2, 1942, in Africa, for which he received the Purple Heart. He also received the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and Ribbon with two bronze stars. He served on the Huerfano County School Board for 15 years and was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Avondale, the VFW in Pennsylvania and Operating Engineers, Local No. 9. Services, Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, with interment to follow at North St. Mary Cemetery in Walsenburg. Viewing hours are 1 to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Family to receive friends at Mazzone Hall in Walsenburg following the interment. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight. - Frank D. "Wop" Vanotti - Huerfano World - November 27, 1997 - Frank D. "Wop" Vanotti, 80, died November 20, 1997 in Pueblo. Born September 21, 1917, in Farr, he and his brother, Andrew, owned and operated Vanotti Hereford Ranch and VLB Lumber, both at the base of the east Spanish Peak. In 1969 he moved east of Walsenburg and in 1976 he moved to Avondale. He served in the 13th Armored Division in World War II and was wounded December 2, 1942 in Africa, for which he received the Purple Heart. He also received the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign medal and ribbon with two bronze stars. He served on the Huerfano County School Board for 15 years and was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Avondale, the VFW in Pennsylvania and Operating Engineers, Local #9. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Edith, of the home; his brother, Andrew Vanotti; three daughters, Elaine Cameron, Frances Lupton and Tina Armstrong; five grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was Monday from Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Burial was in North St. Mary's Cemetery.

VanPelt, Alice M.
Alice M. VanPelt - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2006 - Alice M. VanPelt passed away June 27, 2006, in Pueblo. Alice was born Sept. 10, 1924, in New Hampton, Iowa, one of eight children to Clayton and Minnie Werner. On Aug. 22, 1948, she married Kenneth F. Van Pelt and they moved to Pueblo nearly 45 years ago. Alice enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers. Her survivors include her husband, Kenneth VanPelt Sr.; two children, Ken (Jean) VanPelt and Dianna (Randy) Kelley; four grandchildren, Mallory, Lucas, Sheila and Tracey; three great-grandchildren, Danielle, Joshua and Jason; two brothers, two sisters and numerous nephews and nieces, including Mary Berry. She also leaves several other relatives and friends. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, June 30, 2006, in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

VanRemmen, Rita Louise
Rita Louise (Roque) VanRemmen - Pueblo Chieftain - May 03, 2006 - Rita Louise (Roque) VanRemmen, 45, went home to our Father on April 27, 2006, at her home in Castle Rock, Colo. Born in 1961, in the village of Puli, Taiwan, Republic of China; she joined the Roque family at the age of 2. She was a free spirit who loved life. She was a true "people-person" and loved to travel and explore. She is survived by her "Pops" Lou Roque, CPO, USN (Ret.); and her mom, Marty; her beloved children, Sabrina VanRemmen Davis, Samantha VanRemmen and Louis A. Roque Jr., SN, USN; and the twinkle in her eye, grandson, Kaden Davis. To celebrate her life she leaves behind her Padrinos, Rita and Sam Albert and Buzz and Rosie Siddell; her loving family in Pueblo and beyond; many friends and loved ones throughout the world. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, and memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2006; both services, St. Pius X Parish, 3130 Morris Ave. Private inurnment, Mountain View Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rita Roque VanRemmen Memorial fund through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors.

VanRiper, Ransom
Ransom VanRiper - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 1917 - Ransom VanRiper, age 10 years, died in this city yesterday forenoon. The body will be shipped to Denver, Colorado this morning by the Whiton Mortuary.

Vansandt, Kenneth L.
Kenneth L. Vansandt - Pueblo Chieftain - June 04, 2006 - Kenneth L. Vansandt, 59, passed away June 1, 2006. Survived by his brothers, Virgil and Jimmy; sisters, Frances, Jo, Vella, Betty, Marjorie and Brenda; several nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones. Preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Thelma Vansandt. Memorial service 11:30 a.m. today at the Salvation Army, 520 W. 13th St. Private interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to help with funeral expenses may be made in his name to Montgomery Steward Funeral Directors.

Vansandt, Velma
Velma Vansandt - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 2005 - Velma Vansandt, 91, passed away on March 6, 2005, in Castle Rock, Colo. Survived by her children, Jo Glenn, Vella Cannady, Virgil Vansandt, Frances Cernoia, Kenneth Vansandt, Betty McQuay, Marjorie Schooley, James Vansandt and Brenda Derr; one sister, five brothers, 24 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Leroy Vansandt in 1966. Velma was born to John and Mary Bohannon on Jan. 18, 1914, in Fayetteville, Ark. Graveside service will be held 3:30 p.m. today, at Mountain View Cemetery, (please enter through Beulah Avenue gate), with the Rev. Hal Hartman officiating.

VanSchoyck, Bailey
Bailey Van Schoyck - Huerfano World - March 25, 1993 - Bailey (Bert) Van Schoyck, 66, of Walsenburg died Mar. 23, 1993 in Walsenburg Care Center where he had been in residence for about five years. Graveside service was at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Masonic Cemetery. Born in White Oaks, NM, Mar. 22, 1927, he graduated from Walsenburg High School and served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. Survivors include his wife, June, New Cuyama, CA; three children, Albert, Santa Maria, CA, Christina Ventura, Nipomo, CA, and Stanley, San Luis Obispo, CA; a brother, Wayne, Walsenburg; eight grandchildren. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

VanSchoyck, George
George "Wayne" Van Schoyck - Pueblo Chieftain - June 01, 2002 - Huerfano World - June 6, 2002 - George "Wayne" Van Schoyck passed away after an extended illness on May 30, 2002, in Walsenburg, Colo. Wayne was born in White Oaks, Lincoln County, N.M., on June 22, 1916, to Wayne and Edith Van Schoyck. After graduating from high school at the age of 16, he worked in the coal and gold mines in White Oaks. He then moved to El Paso, Texas, where he began a long relationship with Western Auto in retail sales. He returned to Lincoln County to manage the Western Auto Store in Carrizozo and married Leslye E. Cooper, on Aug. 20, 1938, in Carrizozo, N.M. They moved to Tucumcari, N.M., and, in partnership with his lifetime friend, opened their own store, eventually expanding the business to five stores in New Mexico, Texas and Colorado. He was a member of the New Mexico State Guard and was a catcher in the semi-pro league. In 1943, Wayne and Leslye moved to Walsenburg where they owned/operated the Western Auto on Sixth Street and soon after moved the business to Main Street. They owned/operated the Gamble Store for 41 years. Wayne was a lifetime member of the Walsenburg Masonic Lodge and was Rainbow Dad for his daughters and several of their friends. He was also a lifetime member and Past Exalted Ruler of the BPOE. He was an avid supporter of Walsenburg and served as a City Councilman. Wayne and Leslye loved music and dancing. They learned to square dance and taught friends and their children to square dance at the Kirkpatrick Hotel, at the new tennis courts in Walsenburg, in the school buildings in La Veta and Rye, and in the basement family room at their home. They were avid bowlers, golfers and travelers. With all the demands on their time, they were very active in their children's lives and were always an inspiration and role model for their loving daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Edith; and brother, Bert; and by his beloved wife of 62 years, who was his soul mate and best friend, Leslye. Wayne's devotion to his family, community and friends were an inspiration to all who knew him. He will be sadly missed by his daughters, Margaret (Gene) Gleisberg, Walsenburg, Waynette (Frank) Warrick, Hemet, Calif., and Judith Van Schoyck, Hemet, Calif. Also survived by grandchildren, Bill Gleisberg, Jeannine Gard, Angela Belcastro, Waynette Gleisberg and Bianca Peterson, Jim Warrick and Darren Warrick and Todd Brewer, Jamie Brewer and Chad Brewer. And survived by 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one niece; and two nephews. Services will be held at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home on Monday, June 3, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Lee Kline officiating. Internment will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Senior Outreach Program or the Masonic Lodge Shriner's Children's Hospital in care of the funeral home. Friends and family will be received following the services at the family home at 320 W. Cedar St.

VanSchoyck, Leslye E.
Leslye E. Van Schoyck - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2000 - Leslye E. Van Schoyck, 82, Walsenburg, Oct. 27, 2000. Survived by her husband, G. Wayne Van Schoyck, and daughters, Margaret Gleisberg, Walsenburg, and Waynette Warrick and Judith Brewer, both of California. Funeral service, 10 am Monday, Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel. Boies-Ortega, Walsenburg. Leslye E. Van Schoyck - Huerfano World - November 2, 2000 - Leslye E. Van Schoyck, 82, of Walsenburg, died Friday, October 27, 2000. Mrs. Van Schoyck was born in Carrizozo, NM, on April 12, 1918 to the late James and Lucy Henley Cooper. She married G. Wayne Van Schoyck and together they owned and operated to Gamble Retail Store for 41 years. Mrs. Van Schoyck was a majority member of the Order of Rainbow for Girls and a past grand officer for the New Mexico Grand Assembly. Mrs. Van Schoyck is survived by her husband of 62 1/2 years, Wayne, Walsenburg; daughters Margaret (Gene) Gleisberg, Walsenburg, Waynette (Frank) Warrick and Judith Brewer, California; grandchildren, Bill Gleisberg, Jeannine Gard, Angela Belcastro, Waynette Gleisberg, Bianca Peterson, Jim Warrick, Darren Warrick, Todd, Jamie and Chad Brewer; 17 great-grandchildren and several nephews. Funeral service, 10 a.m., October 30, at Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel with Rev. Lee Kline officiating. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. Huerfano World - November 2, 2000 - Leslye E. Van Schoyck, 82, of Walsenburg, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000. Mrs. Van Schoyck was born in Carrizozo, NM, on Apr. 12, 1918 to the late James and Lucy Henley Cooper. She married G. Wayne Van Schoyck and together they owned and operated to Gamble Retail Store for 41 years. Mrs. Van Schoyck was a majority member of the Order of Rainbow for Girls and a past grand officer for the New Mexico Grand Assembly. Mrs. Van Schoyck is survived by her husband of 62 1/2 years, Wayne, Walsenburg; daughters, Margaret (Gene) Gleisberg, Walsenburg, Waynette (Frank) Warrick and Judith Brewer, California; grandchildren, Bill Gleisberg, Jeannine Card, Angela Belcastro, Waynette Gleisberg, Bianca Peterson, Jim Warrick, Darren Warrick, Todd, Jamie and Chad Brewer; 17 great-grandchildren and several nephews. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Oct. 30 at the Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel with Rev. Lee Kline officiating. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

VanTuyl, J. H.
J. H. Van Tuyl - Bayfield Blade - July 7, 1910 - J. H. Van Tuyl, a Western Union lineman of Trinidad, when shocked by a live wire, was thrown to the pavement, sustaining a fracture of the skull and a broken shoulder. He died Wednesday night.

VanVranken, Walter F.
Cmdr. Walter F. Van Vranken USNR - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2003 - Cmdr. Walter F. Van Vranken USNR, Ret., 81, passed away Jan. 17, 2003. Born in Farr, Colo., Dec. 28, 1921. He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl J. and Elizabeth Van Vranken; and his brother, Earl V. Van Vranken. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Madeline M. (Burke) Van Vranken; his children, John W. (Patricia Burke) Van Vranken of Chicago, Ill., Alice M. (William) Swenson of Juneau, Alaska, and Robert J. (Jolene) Van Vranken of Pueblo, Colo.; grandchildren, Bryan M. Johannsen of Price, Utah, and Grant A. Van Vranken of Great Falls, Mont.; and great-grandchildren, Elijah and Madeline Johannsen. Walter joined the U.S. Navy in 1942, and retired in 1969. He served actively in the Pacific Theater during World War II, and again in Korea during that conflict. He had been the commanding officer of the Naval Reserve Surface Division 9-238(L) in Pueblo, and had been the vice president of the Pueblo Chapter of the Retired Officers Association. Walter was also a past president of the Pueblo Master Plumbers Association, a former chairman of the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee of the Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Apprentices of the United States and Canada Local 20 of Pueblo, a past president of the Exchange Club of Pueblo, and a lector and Eucharistic minister at St. Pius X Parish. Viewing will be held 2-4 p.m. today at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Mass of Christian burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, both to be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Also, please visit Walter's memorial at www.mem.com.

VanWaggen, Mary
Mary Van Waggen – Pueblo Chieftain – January 20, 1937 – Van Waggen, Mary, 76, died Jan. 19 at local hospital. To Denver for interment.

VanWinkle, Beatrice
Beatrice Van Winkle - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1987 - Beatrice Van Winkle, Dec. 30, 1987. Service and interment, Macomb, Ill.

Varga, Andrea
Andrea Varga - Telluride Daily Journal - January 23, 1907 - Explosion in Trinidad Mine Today - Trinidad, Jan. 23 - An explosion in the main entry of the mouth of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company's coal mine at Primero occurred this morning. It is reported that twenty miners were killed and may be more. The explosion it is supposed was caused by a "windy shot." Note: Andrea Varga is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 23, 1907 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists Andrea Varga as a Hungarian, age 40, and married. He was working as a miner for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete details of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html

Vargas, Domitilla Hope E.
Domitilla "Tillie" Hope E. Vargas - Huerfano World - December 20, 2007 - Our "Tillie" - We wanted so much to keep you, we watched you day by day, until with breaking hearts we saw you slip away. God watched you as you suffered and knew you had your share. He gently closed your weary eyes and took you in his care. Your memory is our keepsake, with that we'll never part; God has you in his keeping, we have you in our hearts. Nothing could be more beautiful than the memories we have of you; to us you were something special, God must have thought so too. All our lives we shall miss you, as the years come and go, but in our hearts you'll live forever, because "We love you" so. Domitilla "Tillie" Hope E. Vargas passed away on Dec. 17, 2007. Tillie was born on Sept. 7, 1966 at her parent's home in Walsenburg and was delivered by her father, Pete. As a child Tillie was a crybaby and always clutched to our mother's skirts, but as a grown woman she was tough as nails. Tillie worked as a fiber optic supervisor, oil pipeline x-ray tech, welder assistant and also a mobile utility inspector for Gas/Oil Pipeline Companies for many years. Tillie loved to travel and her courage and independence took her to Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Wyoming, New .Mexico, Louisiana, and New York. She was a hard worker and her intelligence gave her ability to move up the ladder at her jobs, which made many of her male-counter workers crazy. My sister would help many homeless and strangers with food, money or a place to stay, people that most people turn their backs on. Tillie was united in marriage to Henry Vargas and to this union there are four children, Mikki, Erika; Felipe, and Lucas. She is survived by her husband, Henry; her daughters, Mikki and Ericka; sons, Felipe and Lucas; her mother, Virginia Rose; and father, Pete Felice Hernandez; brothers, Ben, Al, Mike and Marvin Trujillo and Phillip Hernandez; sisters, Sherri Trujillo and Dorothy Trujillo, Barbara Hernandez and Brandy Hocket; grandchildren, Patrick Trujillo and Evanne Montez. Also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Also special thanks to her best-friend, Roger Mestas. The visitation and viewing will be at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 20. Services will be at United Church of Walsenburg, 108 Kansas Avenue. The family will host a reception at the Walsenburg Community Center from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Dec. 21. Burial will be private in the Cucharas Cemetery.

Vargas, Lucille
Lucille Vargas - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 1987 - Lucille Vargas, 78, late of 426 Beech, died Feb. 13, 1987, following a lengthy illness. Member of Mount Carmel Church. Preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters, of which Mrs. Vargas was the youngest. Survivors include husband, Geronimo "Jerry" Vargas, and son, Leo Montez, Pueblo, and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary recitation, 5 p.m. Sunday at Rivera Chapel and 7 p.m. Monday at Mount Carmel Church. Mass of Christian Burial noon Tuesday, also at the church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 426 Beech.

Vargas, Ralph Jr.
Ralph Vargas Jr. - Huerfano World - January 9, 2003 - Ralph Vargas Jr., born Aug. 29, 1941 in Sheridan, WY, passed away December 28, 2002 in Brooklyn, NY. Preceded in death by his parents, Rafael and Adelina Vargas, and brother, Tony Vargas. Survived by his wife, Veeda Vargas; sisters, Marina (Stan) Dudley and Anita (Larry) White; brothers, Jerry (Charlotte) Vargues, Joe (Lorraine) Vargas, Larry (Karen) Vargas and Harold (Veronica) Vargas; and numerous nephews and nieces. Ralph was one of Jehovah's wit- nesses for the past 20 years. He dedicated his life in doing Jehovah's will and was at Bethel in Brooklyn, NY, where he worked the remainder of his life at the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society. Services were held in Brooklyn, N.Y. Ralph was a very loving man and will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Vargas, Ruth
Ruth Vargas - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2003 - Ruth Vargas, 84, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord July 11, 2003 - Born Nov. 24, 1918, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Leo Vargas. Survived by her son, Victor Vargas; daughter, Victoria Walton; grandchild, Cameron McKinley; also survived by three sisters. She worked at CF&I in the Open Hearth during World War II. Upon completion of college, she worked several years with the developmentally disabled. Se also did voluntary work and she was very involved with the Eagle Auxiliary. Viewing 3 to 6 p.m. today, at Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 6 p.m. Tuesday and memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both at Holy Family. Relatives and friends will be received after both services at Holy Family Hall. Procession to Roselawn from Holy Family will be at 12:30 p.m. with inurnment to follow at 1 p.m. at Roselawn.

Vargas, Sally M.
Sally M. Vargas - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 1999 - Sally M. Vargas, age 47, of Pueblo, Colo., (formerly of Lamar, Colo.) died Jan. 6, 1999. Rosary scripture service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday and funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday. Both services will be held at St. Francis de Sales Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Lamar, Colo. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Lamar. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation.

Vargas, Victor Leo
Victor Leo Vargas - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2006 - Victor Leo Vargas died Jan. 16, 2006, in Pueblo. He was 65. Memorial Mass, 6 p.m. Friday, Holy Family Catholic Church.

Varnell, Raymond Alford
Raymond Alford Varnell - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 30, 1993 - Raymond Alford Varnell, 72, of Colorado Springs died March 20, 1993, at his home. He was a construction worker before retiring. No services are scheduled. Cremation is planned. Mr. Varnell was born Oct. 30, 1920, in Pueblo to William E. and Lina M. (Cloud) Varnell. He had been in the Navy. Mr. Varnell is survived by two brothers, Rayford of Hawaii and Buck of Colorado Springs.

Varner, Carl Lester
Carl Lester Varner - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 1999 - Carl Lester Varner, 84, of Rocky Ford died May 17, 1999 at his home in Rocky Ford. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, May 20, Church of Christ, Albert Brown officiating. Interment, Fowler Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ, Rocky Ford or Ark Valley Hospice, 118 W. Fourth, La Junta.

Varner, Donald W.
Donald W. Varner - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2004 - Donald W. Varner, 43, passed away Nov. 7, 2004. Survived by his sister, Deborah Richey of Missouri; stepfather, Dwayne Mustard; stepbrother, Brian Mustard, both of Pueblo; and stepsister, Kimberley LaVina of South Carolina. Viewing at the funeral home from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, at Mountain View Cemetery, 1315 Acero, with Pastor Clay Austin officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Donald's name through the funeral home.

Varner, Jerry Glen
Jerry Glen Varner - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 2002 - Age 37, of Fowler, died March 20, 2002. Memorial services, 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2002, at the Fowler United Methodist Church. Survived by wife, Lynn Marie; stepdaughter, Melissa Williams-Frank of Fowler; daughters, Tiffany Marie Varner of Norfolk, Neb., and Erika Jeanne Varner of Broken Bow, Neb.; his mother, Phyllis Taylor of Walsenburg; father, Andrew (Dorothy) Varner of Stratford, Texas; and brothers, Keith (Susan) Varner of Walsenburg and Pueblo and Wayne Varner of Las Animas. He was employed at Magnum Electric in Pueblo.

Varner, Johnnie C.
Johnnie C. Varner - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 1998 - Johnnie C. Varner, 74, of Pueblo, passed away Monday. Visitation, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Friday at Mountain View Cemetery, with the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Please no flower gifts at the request of the family.

Varos, Mike
Mike Varos - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2006 - Mike Varos, 62, passed away Feb. 1, 2006, in Hammond, La. Survived by children, Michael and Suzanne Varos, Annette (Tom) Romero; grandsons, Thomas and Ryan; brother, Anthony (Pam) Varos; sisters, Ida (Bill) Harmes, Eva (Ron) Blanco, Alice Garcia, Barbara Varos, Norma (Larry) Trujillo; numerous nephews and nieces. Service, 11 a.m., Feb. 11, 2006, at Full Gospel Christian Assembly, 1101 E. 7th.

Vasile, Connie Marie
Mrs. Connie Marie Vasile - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 2000 - Mrs. Connie Marie Vasile, June 24, 2000. Devoted and loving wife of 51 years to Matt Vasile. Connie was a loving mother to Carolyne (Steve) Brotherton, Rose Marie (Steve) Skube and Matthew A. Vasile. A loving grandmother to Tony and Bob Brotherton, Jon and Mike Arbogash and very special niece Gracie Stewart; brother-in-law Joe Vasile, Charles (Shirley) Vasile, Sam (Pat) Vasile; sister-in-law, Josephine Vasile; and numerous nieces and nephews; also survived by her pets, Chelsea, Stormy and Tiger. Connie was born June 2, 1927. Throughout her lifetime, Connie had many years of enjoyment working with School District 70, Gus' Meat Market and Frank's Meat Market. Connie owned and operated the Horseshoe Cafe in Avondale. She was co-owner of Matt and Steve's Pizza. Mom's spirit will always be near the nickel slots in Las Vegas. At her request, there will be no service or viewing (cremation). Please join her family for a celebration of her life Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at 4 p.m. at her daughter's home (Carolyne Brotherton), 1344 Terry Circle, Pueblo, Colo., 81006. In lieu of flowers and food, the family requests you please make a donation to St. Jude's Hospital in her name.

Vasile, Matthew
Matthew Vasile - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2006 - Matthew Vasile, born April 25, 1926, in Walsenburg, Colo., entered into eternal life on May 9, 2006. Preceded in death by his wife, Connie Marie Vasile, June 24, 2000; his mother and father, Rose and Frank Vasile; and brother, Frank. Survived by his children, Matthew (Alice) Vasile, Rose Marie (Steve) Skube and Carolyne (Steve) Brotherton; and grandchildren, Jon Arbogash, Mike Arbogash, Bob (Lorie) Brotherton and Tony (Sarah) Brotherton. Also survived by his brothers, Joe Vasile, Charlie (Shirley) Vasile, Sam (Patty) Vasile and Robert (Norma) Kayes; sister, Josephine Vasile; aunt, Ernestine Robinson; his dog, Bobbi; and cat, Tiger; numerous nieces and nephews; and special cousin, Gene Potestio. Matt loved life and all things God created. At our dad's request, cremation with no service. There will be a celebration of dad's life, 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2006, at his home, 28148 Hilldare Road. In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Matt's memory, in care of the funeral home office. He was loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

Vasques, Eleanor V.
Eleanor V. Vasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 1998 - Eleanor V. Vasquez of Pueblo passed away Aug. 25, 1998. Survived by beloved husband of 54 years, Perfecto Vasquez- children, Leandro (Hope) Vasquez, Mollie Jimenez and Fedelina (Gene) Baca- grandchildren, Michael Adam Vasquez, Robert Jimenez Jr., Francisco Jimenez Sr. and Michael Paul Baca- seven great-grandchildren- and three brothers. Private family services.

Vasquez, Andrew Benjamin
Andrew Benjamin Vasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 3, 1987 - Andrew Benjamin Vasquez, 1102 Nielson, departed this life Jan. 28, 1987, in Pueblo. Born May 24, 1944, in Copperfield, Utah, he is survived by his wife, Maria Benavidez Vasquez; children, Andrew Benjamin Vasquez II, Pueblo; Phillip Vasquez, Salt Lake City, Utah; Nadine, Theresa and Rene Vasquez, all of Pueblo; Andrea and Delia Vasquez, both of Salt Lake City, Utah; Annette, Judy and Valrie Cardenas, all of Pueblo; three brothers, Aaron (Maggie) Vasquez, West Jordan, Utah; Herman (Dorothy) Vasquez and Stevie (Lou Ann) Vasquez, all of Midvale, Utah; two sisters, Priscilla (Arthur) Herrera, American Fork, Utah, and Rufina (Elmer) Martinez, Midvale, Utah; and a host of other relatives and friends. Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Anne Parish with the Rev. Mark A. Plewka, celebrant. Cremation. Family will receive friends at the home.

Vasquez, Antoine Pike
Antoine Pike Vasquez - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - February 4, 1869 - Died at Las Cucharas, on the 19th ult., A. P. Vasquez, aged 53 years. Mr. Vasquez was a native of St. Louis, where he has relatives still living. The Vasquez family from which he is descended were among the earliest settlers of that city. His life was almost from boyhood spent in the Indian country and few names are more familiar to the old trappers and travelers than that of Vasquez. The subject of this notice was in St. Louis when Sir Geo. Gore started on his famous expedition through the Rocky Mountains and joined his party. By Mr. Vasquez' assistance Sir George obtained horses from the Indians after he had lost his own. Mr. Vasquez was for many years in the employ of the American Fur Company and had a very extended knowledge of the Rocky Mountain country before its settlement began. Rocky Mountain Weekly News - February 10, 1869 - Died at Las Cucharas on the tenth ultimo, A. P. Vasquez, aged 53 years. "Pike" Vasquez, as the subject of the above notice was familiarly called, was a nephew of Louis Vasquez, to who he conceded the honor of the first exploration of the valley of the South Platte. He established the first trading post in it; about six miles down the river from this city. "Pike" Vasquez first came out to that post in 1836 and remained until 1840. At that time the plains, all the way up to the foot of the mountains, were frequently covered with vast herds of buffalo. As the buffalo fell back from the mountains the trading post was moved down the river. Pike afterward traversed various portions of the country in the service of the company in which his uncle was one of the master spirits. He also accompanied Sir George Gore in his first famous tour through this country. In the early years of Denver, "Pike" was here in mercantile business but for several years past has lived in the southern part of the Territory. Many of our present citizens knew him well.

Vasquez, Catherine E.
Catherine E. Vasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 06, 1999 - Catherine E. Vasquez, went to be with the Lord Dec. 3, 1999, at her home. Survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Miguel (Mike) Vasquez; sons, Rudy (Eleanor) Vasquez and Kenny Vasquez, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Miguel, James, Carol, Rudy Jr. and Kathleen. Also survived by sister, Angie (Jose) Vasquez; brother, Alfred (Victoria) Estrada of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Canuto and Consuelo Estrada; daughter, Delphine Vasquez; and sister, Josephine Rodriguz. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at St. Frances Church followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives through the funeral home office.

Vasquez, Daniel
Daniel Vasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2003 - Daniel Vasquez went home to be with the Lord Jan. 27, 2003, at age 93. Dan was born Feb. 5, 1909, in Pass Creek, Colo., and resided in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from the CF&I in 1970. He married Josephine Gurule on June 19, 1941, in Los Ranchitos de Taos, N.M. He was affectionately known as "Daddy" by his children, Dan (Julie) Vasquez, Pueblo, Sam (Jan) Vasquez, San Diego, Mary Martinez, Longmont, Becky Vasquez, Pueblo, Jake Vasquez, Pueblo, and Naomi Consuelo (John) Hedden, Pueblo. Dan is survived by his wife and loving companion, Josephine Vasquez, from Pueblo. Also survived by grandchildren, Geri (Pete), Kim (Charles), Rick, Samuel, Zaneta, Melody, Jonathan, Tiffani, Lezli, Victoria (Paul), Melody-Joy, Vince (Audra), Vivian, Vernon, Jacob, Abe, Josie, Joshua, Jason (Holly), Deneille and Raul III; as well as 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Also survived by one brother, Rueben Vasquez; and two sisters, Carolina Archuleta and Amalia Marquez, all of Colorado Springs. Preceded in death by brothers, Sam, Ismael and Castulo; sisters, Rafelita, Beatrice and Eulalia; as well as daughter, Jocelyn; and two great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Kirsten. Visitation, noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. A gathering of family and friends will immediately follow the service at Imperial Reception Hall. The family may be contacted at 30 Barclay Drive, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Vasquez, Esperanza M.
Esperanza M. Vasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 2004 - Esperanza M. Vasquez, 83, of La Junta, passed away on Nov. 22, 2004. She was born Jan. 13, 1921, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Ishmael and Felicitas Medina. Esperanza married Martin Vasquez on Nov. 24, 1938, in La Junta. He preceded her in death in 1995. She will be sadly missed by her children, Sister Andrea Vasquez of Pueblo, Martin (Rosalind) Vasquez Jr. of Pueblo, Arthur (Connie) Vasquez of Las Vegas, N.M., Richard (Janine) Vasquez of Rocky Ford; sister, Anita Rivera of Pueblo; brothers, Ishmael Medina of Pueblo, Tony Medina, Gilbert Medina and Abraham Medina, all of Denver; sister-in-law, Luz Vasquez of La Junta; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, and the Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, with the Most Rev. Arthur N. Tafoya officiating; both services at Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick Parish in La Junta.

Vasquez, Hiram Washington
Hiram Washington Vasquez – World Independent – June 8, 1939 – "Hi" Vasquez, Pioneer, Dies at age 94 – Was Founder of La Veta - Taken by Indians When Four Years of Age - Funeral services will be held Friday for Hiram Vasquez, 94. One of Huerfano County's oldest and most respected citizens who expired at his home in La Veta Wednesday evening, culminating a residence of 76 years in that community. Vasquez was one of the few rugged pioneers who had lived thus far in the 20th century. He was born in Independence, Mo. in 1844. At the age of four years he was captured by an Indian tribe and was given to an Indian chief, who kept him for five years. Vasquez ran away from the Indian tribe and went to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was recognized by soldiers and taken to his stepfather at Fort Bridger, Wyo. He traveled over the Rocky Mountain States with hunters and trappers and in 1863 settled in La Veta. He was one of the founders of the town of La Veta and was a partner with Col. Francisco and Henry Daigre in ranching activities. He was also associated with the late Alexander Levy in construction of the D. & R.G.W. railroad over La Veta pass. He also was affiliated with the late Fred Walsen, founder of the city of Walsenburg, in the sheep and cattle business. According to Judge Luz Gonzales, "Hi" Vasquez was the second oldest pioneer in Huerfano County at the beginning of 1939. Gonzales claims to be the third oldest pioneer and he knew Vasquez well. Vasquez was a charter member of the Walsenburg Masonic Lodge and later a charter member of the La Veta Lodge, which organization will be in charge of services at the grave. He is survived by his wife, Martha, two daughters, Mrs. Maude Coleman of La Veta and Mrs. Mary Rollins of Los Angeles; one son, Fred of La Veta. Funeral services will be held at the La Veta Methodist church Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the care of the Unfug-Peet Mortuary.

Vasquez, Jessica Marlene
Jessica Marlene Vasquez - Huerfano World - July 1, 1999 - Jessica Marlene Vasquez, 49, of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died June 24, 1999. Born January 12, 1950 in Walsenburg to Domingo and Cora Lucero Vasquez, she lived in Denver for about 18 years and had been ill since 1997. Mrs. Vasquez is survived by her daughter, Ina Espinosa, Colorado Springs; her mother, Marie Granados, Newark, CA; two sisters, Kathy Elizarrey and Paula Gomez; a brother, Anthony Sanchez, Hayward, CA; and two grandchildren. Funeral services was from Boies-Ortega Funeral Home Tuesday. Burial was in Cuchara Cemetery.

Vasquez, Joe R.
Joe R. Vasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 1997 - Joe R. Vasquez, 70, of Ordway, died June 25, 1997, at his home. Survived by wife, Loyola Lil of Ordway- sons, Joseph Vasquez of Portland, Ore., and Ron Vasquez of Pueblo- and one daughter, Lori Vasquez of Pueblo- one sister, Lucille (Arthur) Sandoval of Aurora- and several nieces and nephews. Rosary services, 8 p.m. Sunday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at St. Peter Catholic Church in Ordway. Visitation from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. today and Saturday and from 2 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Griffy Family Funeral Chapel in Ordway. The family will receive friends at St. Peter Hall after the services on Monday morning.

Vasquez, Josephine
Josephine Vasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2005 - Josephine Vasquez, 85, went home to be with her Savior on July 6, 2005. She was born July 13,1919, in Las Mesitas, Colo. and resided in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Vasquez; daughter, Jocelyn; grandchildren, Kristen and Kaleb; parents, Frank and MariEutimia Gurule; three brothers, Juan Gurule, Carlos Valdez, and Elipio Valdez; and two sisters, Eloyda Ruybal and Cora Gallegos. Josephine is survived by her children, Dan (Julie) Vasquez, Pueblo West; Sam (Jan) Vasquez, Jamul, Calif.; Mary Martinez, Longmont; Becky Vasquez, Jake Vasquez, and Naomi (John) Hedden all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Geri (Pete) Montoya, Kim (Charles) Garcia, and Rick Vasquez; Samuel, Zaneta, Melody, Jonathan, and Tiffani Vasquez, Lezli Martinez, Victoria (Paul) Vasquez, Melody-Joy Martinez, Vince (Audra), Vivian, Vernon Garcia, Jacob, Abe, Josie, Joshua Vasquez, Jason (Holly), Deneille and Raul Solis III; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great great-granddaughter. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Josephine loved life. She loved her Lord and her family very much. Her family adored her and she will be deeply missed. Josephine loved to read and write and enjoyed many other hobbies including sewing, quilting, gardening, painting and ceramics. More than anything, she loved spending time with her family. She was a wonderful mom, grandma, homemaker. Her home was always open to family and friends. Her abundant generosity, tenderness, and gentle wisdom will be missed. Viewing, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The family invites her extended family, friends and neighbors to help celebrate her life and passage into eternity by joining us as we lay her to rest at 11 a.m. Monday, July 11, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, 5450 Colorado 78 West, Pueblo, 564-0920. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 1069 Meadow Lane, Pueblo, 81006; 948-2787.

Vasquez, Justin Lee
Justin Lee Vasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2005 - Justin Lee Vasquez, 26, of Manzanola, Colo., died on June 5, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, while serving with the United States Army. He is survived by his wife, Tuley of Casper, Wyo.; and a four-year-old son, Justin David of Louisiana. He is the son of Tino J. Vasquez and Vicki (Kevin) Bosley; brother to Jennifer and Janneke Vasquez; and uncle to Kaine N. Jones, all of Manzanola; the son-in-law to Kit and Allison Morrison and brother-in-law to Whitney Morrison and Heather (Jess) Hershman and their three children, all of Casper, Wyo. He is also survived by his grandparents, Pete and Tula Vasquez of Manzanola, Virginia Entley-Moore of Tahleyvah, Okla., and Jack and Linda Todd of Canon City, Colo., along with several uncles, aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by his uncles, Isabel D. and Pete J. Vasquez. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at the Manzanola High School gymnasium. Burial with full military honors will follow the services at Manzanola's Mountain View Cemetery. Family requests contributions to a scholarship fund established at First National Bank of La Junta for valley high school students. A second scholarship fund is Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund at www.freedom-alliance.org or may sent in care of the Griffy Family Funeral Home P.O. BOX 323, Fowler, CO 81039.

Vasquez, Luciana
Luciana "Lucy" Vasquez - Greeley Tribune - April 29, 2006 - Luciana Vasquez, Nov. 19, 1931-April 25, 2006 - Luciana "Lucy" Vasquez was born in Avondale to Ben and Ida (Autobee) Martinez. In June 1949, she married Carlos Vasquez in Vineland. In 1950, they moved to Greeley, where Mrs. Vasquez was a homemaker and raised her five children. She later worked as a nurse's aide at a retirement home and then retired from North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley, as a certified nursing assistant in 1993 after 24 years of employment. Mrs. Vasquez was a loving and caring soul and a woman of strong spiritual faith who loved spending time with her family and having gatherings at her home. She loved the mountains along with camping and fishing. She enjoyed reading and listening to music. She also loved spending time with her mother and with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Vasquez died Tuesday at the Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado inpatient unit in Greeley. Survivors: Her husband, Carlos Vasquez, and her mother, Ida Martinez, both of Greeley; her mother-in-law, Mary Vasquez of Pueblo; two sons, Ernie Vasquez and wife Kim of Longmont and Louis Vasquez of Greeley; three daughters, Jean Echeverria and husband Manuel of Greeley, Frances Espinoza and husband Larry of Delta and Sara Vasquez-Walker of Evans; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are six sisters, Alice Baca of Colorado Springs, Irene Sierra and husband Carlos Dorrance of Denver; Maryann Roybal and husband Joe of Fort Collins, Ernestine Valencia and husband Rudy of Greeley, Vivian Chavez and husband Frutoso of Commerce City and Victoria Rodarte of Greeley; six brothers, Ben Martinez of Thornton, Roque Martinez and wife Phyllis of Medon, Tenn., Raymond Martinez of Denver, Henry Martinez and wife Connie of Powell, Wyo., Leo Martinez and George Martinez and wife Linda, all of Greeley; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members. Preceded in death by: Her father; a son Carlos Jr. Vasquez; and a sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Martinez. Services: Recitation of the rosary, 4 p.m. Sunday, and Mass at noon Monday, both at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 1311 3rd St., Greeley. Visitation: 1-4 p.m. at Stoddard Funeral Home. Notes: Contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado, in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 28th St., Greeley, CO 80634.

Vasquez, Martha M.
Mrs. Martha Vasquez - World Independent - March 11, 1940 - Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Vasquez, 80, of La Veta, whose death occurred Saturday evening, will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday from family home in La Veta. She was the widow of Hiram W. Vasquez, who died nine months ago. Mrs. Vasquez is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Maud Coleman of La Veta, formerly of Walsenburg, and Mrs. Lee Rollins of Los Angeles; and by one son, Fred. The Unfug-Peet mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Vasquez, Mattie Leola
Mattie Leola Vasquez – Huerfano World - August 10, 1989 - This Week in La Veta History - 1911: Leola Vasquez, 16, died of typhoid. [Editor's note: Excerpted from One Man's Family – Hiram Vasquez written by Zella Rae Albright. Page 223 "The first week in August 1895 another girl, Mattie Leola, joined the Vasquez family circle. As usual Martha had hoped for a boy, but Hiram cared not a whit. He thought all of his daughters were beautiful – as indeed they were – and this tot with curly fair hair and blue eyes like his own was a treasure." Page 263 "Early in June Leola became critically ill with typhoid fever. For three weeks her condition remained unchanged. Near the first of August the doctor believed she was about out of danger and held hope she would still rally. However, the debilitating disease was not to be denied and on the morning of Saturday, August 5, 1911, her sixteenth birthday, Mattie Leola Vasquez died. Funeral services, conducted by Reverend A. B. Pendleton, were held from the home at 3 P.M. on Sunday with interment in the La Veta Cemetery. Six of her closest girl friends at school acted as her pall bearers.] [Editor's Note: Leola Vasquez died August 5, 1911. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, August 10, 1911, Page 1, and Walsenburg World, August 17, 1911, Page 1.]

Vasquez, Max
Max Vasquez - Huerfano World - December 16, 1999 - Max Vasquez, 72, of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died Dec. 12, 1999 in Denver. Born Feb. 20, 1927 in Redwing to late Sam and Raquelda Barela Vasquez, he worked. as a house painter for many years. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He is survived by his wife Cora A. Vasquez, Denver; his children, Carmelita Vasquez, Alfred Vasquez, Kathy Hoffisinger, all of Denver; brothers and sisters, Donald Vasquez and Frieta Lopez, New Mexico, Evelyn Zamora, Denver, Joseph E. Vasquez, Craig and Anthony Vasquez, Denver; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17 from Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday from Sacred Heart Church in Gardner. Graveside service with the Fort Carson Burial Team in Gardner Catholic Cemetery.

Vasquez, Modesto Hipalito
Modesto Hipalito Vasquez - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 2, 2002 - Mr. Vasquez, 58, departed this life February 9th, 2002 at a local hospital in Colorado Springs. He was born on December 23rd, 1943. He was preceded in death by both mother and father, Castulo and Bernice Vasquez, as well as a sister Gloria Lucero. He was a cement finisher at a local concrete company in Colorado Springs, CO. In his free time he enjoyed spending time with his family. He was also an avid reader and a die-hard Denver Broncos fan. Modesto leaves to cherish his life his wife Sadie (Mortimore) Vasquez of Colorado Springs, CO.; two daughters; Angie M. Vasquez of Colorado Springs, CO and Teri L. Vasquez of Westminster, CO; two sisters; Viola Wright of McAlester, OK and Dorothy Irving of Wagoner, OK; three brothers; Tony Vasquez, Gregory Vasquez both of Colorado Springs, CO, and Fernando Vasquez of Pueblo, CO, as well as a host of other family and friends. Visitation will be held at 12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at Angelus Funeral Directors located at 2535 Airport Rd., Colorado Springs, CO. A rosary will be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, February 13th, 2002, at Angelus Funeral Directors, located at 2535 Airport Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910. A Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 14th, 2002 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church located at 2030 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80904. Interment after the funeral services at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock, Colorado Springs, CO 80907.

Vasquez, Mr.
Mr. Vasquez – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – March 24, 1875 – The bandit, Vasquez, was executed on the 19th at San Jose. No attempt was made at a rescue, though one was feared a day or two ago. Everything passed off quietly. Vasquez asserted to the last his innocence of the crime of murder at any time during his career, but acknowledged the justice of his fate, having been the leader of a murderous band. The coolness he displayed through his imprisonment, did not desert him, but he maintained his fortitude to the last. The execution took place at 1:20 P.M. He died without a struggle. The body was given to his friends for interment.

Vasquez, Pedro H.
Pedro H. Vasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2005 - Pedro H. Vasquez, affectionately known as Uncle Pete, 82, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 22, 2005. He is preceded in death by his wife, Josie Vasquez; brother, Seferino Vasquez; and sisters, Manuela Casarez and Damiana Ramirez. Survived by son, Frank Vasquez; daughters, Pat (Lee) Martinez, Kathy (Gayland) Higgins and Becky (Andy) Lovato; brother, David Vasquez; sister, Sarah Rodriguez; 14 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Pedro was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army with three Bronze Stars having served in World War II. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday and prayer service to follow at 7 p.m. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, all at Romero Chapel. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive condolences at 4033 West Drive, prior to services. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Vasquez, Perfecto
Perfecto Vasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2002 - Perfecto Vasquez of Boone passed away April 12, 2002. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Eleanor, on Aug. 25, 1998. He was born March 15, 1925, in Ojo Feliz, N.M. Survived by his children, Leandro (Hope) Vasquez, Mollie Jimenez and Fedelina (Gene) Baca; grandchildren, Michael Adam Vasquez, Robert Jimenez Jr., Francisco (Darlene) Jimenez Sr. and Michael Paul (Marcie) Baca; seven great- grandchildren; and two brothers, Claudio (Rogelia) Vasquez of Ojo Feliz, N.M., and Ismael (Mary) Vasquez of Colorado Springs. Private family services.

Vasquez, Philoman
Philoman Vasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 1999 - Philoman Vasquez, 75, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Passed away July 29, 1999, at Parkview Hospital. Born Oct. 10, 1923, in Walsenburg. Mr. Vasquez was a retired tool and die maker for Rockwell International. He enjoyed fishing, camping and going to Cripple Creek. receded in death by his parents, Victor and Eduvigen Alarid Vasquez- a brother, Marcelino Vasquez. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Tommie Sandoval Vasquez- children, Victor (Teresa) Vasquez, Betty (Ernie) Alvarado, Phyllis (Frank) Watson, Leroy(Frances) Martinez- siblings, Joe (Tina) Gonzales, Roy Gonzales, Albert(Caroline) Barela, Lola Lovato, Jenny Valdez, Margie (Harry) Duran, Benina (Don), Pauline Martin- 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren- other relatives and friends. At Mr. Vasquez's request, cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, today at Holy Family Catholic Church, Rev. Jesse L. Perez, celebrant. Family will receive friends at Holy Family Church Hall.

Vasquez, Sam
Sam Vasquez - Huerfano World - December 9, 1993 - Sam Vasquez, 87, of Denver, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1993 in Provenent Center where he had been a patient. Born Mar. 20, 1906 in Pass Creek he lived most of his life in the Huerfano County area where he worked in the coal mines. Survivors include his children, Max Vasquez, Madeline Cordova, Evelyn Samora and Anthony Vasquez, all of Denver, Edmond Vasquez, Craig, Donald Vasquez, Las Vegas, NM, and Frieda Lopez, Albuquerque, NM; three brothers, Dan Vasquez, Pueblo, and Castulo and Rubin Vasquez, Colorado Springs; two sisters, Carolina Archuleta and Amalia Marquez, Colorado Springs; 19 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. His wife, Agnes, died in 1988. Funeral mass will be Thursday (today) Dec. 9 from Sacred Heart Church in Gardner. Burial will be in Gardner Catholic Cemetery.

Vasquez, Sara Vigil
Sara Vigil Vasquez - Huerfano World - January 23, 2003 - Sara (Sarita) Vigil Vasquez passed away on Jan. 14, 2003 in the Walsenburg Care Center. She was born in Pryor, CO, on Jan. 8, 1909 to Juan de Dios and Alcarita Vigil and was raised in San Arroyo and the coal mines surrounding Walsenburg. She was married to Victor Vasquez, who preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by her daughter, Flora Vigil; and siblings Reymundo (Teresina) Vigil, Simodosea (Fred) Ribaldi, Reynaldo Vigil and Estella (Evan) Pacheco. Survived by sister-in-law, Naborsita Vigil; step-daughter Jenny Valdez; grandchildren, Elaine Burnett, Charles Vigil, Tony Torres, and Stephanie (Antonio) Muniz; great-grandchildren, Jacque (Pablo Perez) Burnett and Ariana and Elena Muniz; special nephew, Paul Ribaldi; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation with a memorial service was held on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 at Johnson-Romero Funeral Home.

Vasquez, Toni E.
Toni E. Vasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 2002 - Age 82, passed away Dec. 31, 2001, after a lengthy illness. Survived by her loving husband, Julian Vasquez; daughter, Ramona Gomez; grandchildren, Steve, Andrew and Ana Gomez; sister, Juanita Santistevan; and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Friday, both services at St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Vassar, Elsie
Elsie Vassar - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 1987 - Elsie Vassar, Pueblo resident from 1921 to 1977, late of Northridge, Calif., passed away April 17, 1987. Mrs. Vassar was a member of Temple Emanuel. She moved to Pueblo in 1921 from Poland. Mrs. Vassar was preceded in death by her husband, Max Vassar, in July 1973. Survivors include her two daughters, Shirley (Irving) Schwartz, Ontario, Calif., and Rena Vassar of Northridge. Also survived by one grandson, Steven (Cathy) Schwartz of Pueblo; two granddaughters, Lisa (Larry) Marquess and Lori Schwartz, both of Whittier, Calif.; and five great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with Rabbi David Kline officiating. Interment will be in B'Nai Jacob Cemetery. The family respectfully requests omission of food.

Vates, William V.
William V. Vates - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 1931 - Funeral services for William V. Vates were held in the chapel of the Rouch Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 2:30 with the Rev. W. S. Crosier officiating. The Rouch Male quartet accompanied by Mrs. C. E. Ramme sang "Come Home," "City Four Square," and "In the Garden." The honorary pallbearers were James Rood, E. C. Mattas, W. L. Hartman, W. O. Peterson, C. E. Saxton and George H. Marsh. The active pallbearers were B. F. Kaperilk, W. R. Stewart, H. E. Mitchell, Sparry Packard, Walter Mathis and J. T. McCoride. The flower bearers were W. F. Drake, R. J. Thomas, Todd Storer, Thomas Hoffmirs, Harry Peterson, Hubert Glover and J. Arthur Phelps. Interment was made on the family plot in Mountain View cemetery.

Vaughan, Anita
Anita Vaughan - Huerfano World - October 7, 1993 - Anita Walters Vaughan of Dallas, Texas, and Cuchara, died October 2, 1993, at her home in Cuchara. Born October 17, 1922, in Louisa, Kentucky, she moved with her family to San Antonio Texas, at the age of eight and was graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1940. She attended San Antonio Junior College and was graduated from US-Austin in 1943, marrying the same year. She had lived in Dallas 32 years and had been an active member of Walnut Hill United Methodist Church and involved in various community activities. She and her husband Sam Vaughan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past summer with friends in Dallas and Cuchara and were anxiously awaiting the birth of ther first grandchild. Survivors include her husband, Sam G. Vaughan, Dallas; her son, Doug Vaughan, Berkley, CA; a daughter Kay Moore, Carrollton, Texas; five grandchildren and a sister, Opal Walters, San Antonio. A memorial service will be held Thursday (today) at 10:30 a.m. from Walnut Hill United Methodist Church. Anita Vaughan - Huerfano World - October 7, 1993 - Friends in the Valley are mourning the sudden death of Anita Vaughan who died at home in Spanish Peaks Saturday evening as she was preparing dinner for guests. Son Doug Vaughan who flew from Berkley, CA, accompanied his father Sam home to Dallas on Monday morning where they made funeral arrangements. The service was held at 10 a.m. this morning (Thursday) at Walnut Hill Methodist Church where Sam and Anita had attended Sunday school and church for the last 30 years. Visitations on Wednesday preceded. Survivors are daughter Kay Moore and husband Marshall of Carrollton, TX, Doris Vaughan Wife of Doug, a sister, four grandchildren and others. Sympathy messages may be mailed to 3252 Norcross Lane, Callas, TX, 75229. Anita, along with Sam, were among the leaders in community affairs in the Cuchara area. She was active in Hermosa and was a member of Knit Wits where her quilting interests and talents were evident. Good with figures, she held a degree in accounting. They were late in arriving in Cuchara this summer because of the date of the celebration in Dallas of their 50th wedding anniversary, which they shared later with local friends. Loving to travel, she visited Spain last year. Huerfano World - October 7, 1993 - Knit Wits met at the home of Marjorie Magruder Friday. Others present were Maxine Farber, Lorraine Ellis, Lil Spangler, Wanda Davis and Anita Vaughan. At the meeting tomorrow at the home Of Lorraine Ellis, the Knit Wits will complete the guilt which was begun by Anita as a gift for her first great-grandchild expected in February.

Vaughan, Blanche Dietrick
Vaughan, Blanche Dietrick – Aspen Weekly Times – February 25, 1882 – Poor Blanche Dietrick.  Many of the people of this camp will remember Blanche Dietrick, who was here last summers with the Tudors.  The report of her death, a few weeks ago, was not believed by her acquaintances here, as some parties had heard from her a few days previous.  She was a fine musician, and by her talents and lady-like deportment won many friends here, and the news of her death will be learned with regret.  The following account is from the Kokomo Times and the Pueblo Vox Populi.  The latter paper says: Mrs. Blanche Vaughan died yesterday (Jan. 24) morning at the residence of W. J. Davis.  She was taken sick on last Thursday evening, and while the doctors were treating her for pleurisy, developed a case of pneumonia, and after lying thirty-six hours unconscious, quietly breathed her last.  She was a woman of 31 years of age, of much more than ordinary intelligence; a musician of rare ability, and possessed a voice seldom equaled; but, unfortunately, her lines were not drawn in very smooth places.  She was born in Massachusetts, and after receiving a splendid education, especially in music and French, followed the star of empire to San Francisco, to live with her grandmother, Madame Blanche Dietrick, on Howard street, a noted wax flower maker.  Blanche sang on the concert stage for years, then drifted down to sing in gambling halls, and whiled away the tedium of many a miner's life.  She was in Eureka, Nev., about four years ago, and came to Leadville in 1879, where she married a man named Dan Vaughan, who does not seem to have cared for her as he should.  She was singing in Kokomo last June, and left her husband to go to Aspen and join the Tudors.  She applied for a divorce through Colonel T. T. Singleton, of Aspen, and came to Pueblo last fall with the Tudor family.  She put in her time in Pueblo first in the Opera house, then in the Office club rooms, then played one week in the Lyceum in South Pueblo, and was engaged at the Turf exchange when she died.  Poor Blanche! Although her career was not what the religious world might commend, her friends all speak of her with great affection and say she always conducted herself as a lady, and rose above her surroundings.  Her talents should have made her life a pleasant one, and may present a moral."  The Kokomo Times says: "The above from the Vox Populi, will prove interesting to some of our Kokomo readers, who remember Mrs. Vaughan well.  While here she was engaged as balladist and pianist at Wilkin's.  In this connection we would say that her deportment was always lady-like, and she struggled hard to support herself and a worthless lazy fellow, who should have deemed it an honor to be called her husband.  So long as she would provide for him, he was too lazy to work, and, in fact, took what few hard earned dollars he could get from Blanche, and dropped them at the green table.  Poor Blanche was worthy of a better fate, and many a rugged miner in the Ten Mile who has spent a soothing hour listening to the ballads of home and sentiment will feel a choking sensation as he reads these lines.

Vaughan, Charles Welles
Charles "Chick" Welles Vaughan - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 1986 - Charles "Chick" Welles Vaughan, late of 10 Wallflower Court, passed away Sept. J, 1986, on the island of Maul, Hawaii. Mr. Vaughan was a member of BPOE 90 and worked for the Dixon Paper Co. for 15 years. Survivors include his wife, Bernadette Vaughan, the family home; son, Timothy Vaughan of Pueblo, Charlie Vaughan of Denver; stepdaughters, Michelle and Denise Knicklebine of Pueblo Vaughan; parents, Virgil and Sally Wilson Vaughan, a brother, Michael William (Deborah Denise) Vaughan, and an uncle, Harry Powell Wilson, all of Denver. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. O. T. Jackson officiating. Interment will be at the Brookside, Rye Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 10 Wallflower Court.

Vaughn, Amanda Ann
Amanda Ann Vaughn - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2000 - Amanda Ann Vaughn, 26, passed away July 21, 2000, after a battle with kidney disease and heart failure. Born Nov. 4, 1973, in Pueblo. She was a graduate of Central High School, class of 1992. Daughter of David Vaughn and the late Mary Ann Vaughn. Survived by her 3-year-old daughters, Haley Grace and Hannah Grace Vaughn; grandparents, Donald and Betty Vaughn, Elmer and Mary Lou Glitner; aunts and uncles, Duanne and Marie Vaughn, Dianne Boyce, Gary (Vickie) Spaccamonti, Bonnie Walters, Roberta Jones, Rebecca (Michael) Graham, Rob and Sheri Jones; stepmother, Linda Vaughn; brothers, David and Randy Vaughn; cousins, Eric, Curtis, and Taylor Vaughn, Garris Spaccamonti, Rue and Chase Graham, Bobby Jones, Shawn and Joy Jones, Michelle, Suzanne, Misty, and Jason Doty, Carly, Paul Boyce; numerous great- aunts, uncles and cousins; and very special friends in her life, Evelyn Keller and Edie Clason. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and family at 15 Altadena Drive after the services.

Vaughn, Barbara Jean
Barbara Jean Sisnroy Vaughn - Pueblo Chieftain - June 07, 2000 - Barbara Jean Sisnroy Vaughn, 55, was called by the Lord on June 4, 2000. Survived by her mother, Helen Lapp; sisters, Ellen Barela and Cathy Holtz; brother, Ron Lapp; special uncle, Clarence (Mary) Sisnroy, and many loving relatives and friends. At her request, cremation with private family services.

Vaughn, Darlene Joyce
Darlene Joyce Vaughan - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2004 - Darlene Joyce Vaughan, October 3, 1942 - April 25, 2004. Our sister passed away at home in Mesa, Ariz. She worked in Aerospace Corp; Rockwell, ESL, Lockheed, and retired from Ford Motor after 25 years. Starting her own business in Pueblo, Colo. she renovated the old Perch's Building in to the "Lamplight Coffee Co." successfully until becoming ill with cancer. She is part of the book "Magic Cancer Bullet" by Daniel Vasella, M.D. which is the story behind "Gleevec" and the new drugs "targeting" cancer cell in lieu of healthy cells, giving insight to patients facing a deadly disease. Our family is truly grateful to the Novartis Corporation, Gleevec, giving her more years of quality living, and are indebted to Dr. Lee Rosen UCLA Oncology, the Bowyer Clinic, Dr. Kato, Anne Murphy, Marilyn Mulay, many caring nurses & staff. Darlene loved time spent with friends and family, grand nephews and nieces. She was well respected in every aspect of her life. She will truly be missed, and always remembered by her sister Linda Vaughan; her brothers, Robert (Sandie) and Jerry (Kayleen) Vaughan; niece, Karen (Kerry) Hart, nephew Mark (Natalie) Vaughan; great nieces and nephews, Hannah, Sarah, Kurtis, Kody and Bradley; aunt, Olga; cousins and her compassionate close friends. Memorial services are being held May, 22, 2004 at 2:30 p.m. at Boettcher outdoor education center, Grand and Santa Fe, Pueblo, Colo.

Vaughn, Donald C.
Donald C. Vaughn - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 2002 - Donald C. Vaughn, 71, passed away Nov. 28, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Vaughn; his children, David (Linda) Vaughn, Duanne (Marie) Vaughn, Dianne Boyce, and Gary Spaccamonti, all of Pueblo; his sister, Marie James, Pueblo; 10 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews; and other family members. Mr. Vaughn retired from CF&I in 1986 where he was a boiler man in the power department. Visitation, 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. For more information, refer to www.mem.com.

Vaughn, Elizabeth C.
Elizabeth C. "Aunt Libby" Vaughn - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2000 - Elizabeth C. "Aunt Libby" Vaughn, 89, of Pueblo went to be with her husband and baby daughter on Monday, Nov. 27, 2000. She is predeceased by her husband, George Vaughn, and daughter, Barbara Vaughn. She is survived by her sister, Luella Roitz of Pueblo; niece, Sandy (Harvey) Hilvitz of Pueblo; great-nieces, Tammy (Andy) Brennan of Colorado Springs and Elizabeth C. Morrison of Pueblo; great-nephew, Earl (Janet) Stauffer; great-great-nieces, Jennifer and Ashley Brennan of Colorado Springs, Samantha Stauffer and Sarah McKey; great-great-nephews, Clayton Stauffer and Larry Dean Schrock; a very special friend, Ruby LaFebre; as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. At her request there will be no visitation. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with inurnment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to ACOVA, Pueblo Sheriff's Office, 909 Court St., Pueblo, CO 81003.

Vaughn, Herbert A
Herbert A. Vaughn - Pueblo Chieftain - August 8, 2006 - Herbert A. Vaughn, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 6, 2006. Born Sept. 13, 1915, in Commerce, Okla. He spent almost a year at the VA Nursing Home in Walsenburg, Colo. We wish to thank everyone there for their kind help with Herbert. He leaves a wife, Marjorie; two daughters, Sylvia (Mike) Ulibarri of Pueblo, Dorinda (Bill) Porquis of Denver; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Herbert served in World War II as a member of the 98th Bomb Group, 344th Squadron, 15th Air Force. He was a T-Sgt. in a B24 Aircraft as a gunner and mechanic from November 1942 to 1945. Herbert was awarded the Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Distinguished Unit Citation. He had over 50 combat missions. His air offensive was Europe, Rome-Arno Normandy Southern France. Herbert loved to hunt and fish all over Colorado. He retired from Boeing in Everett, Wash. Private family service at a later date.

Vaughn, Jerry Bane
Jerry Bane Vaughn - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2003 - Jerry Bane Vaughn, 57, passed away July 11, 2003, in Wheat Ridge, Colo. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Rachel Vaughn. He is the husband of Helen Vaughn of Arvada, Colo.; father of Robert Vaughn and Stephen (Robin) Vaughn, both of Pueblo; grandfather of Nicholas, Arial, Andrew and Madison; brother of Robert Vaughn and Beverly (Bob) Karr, both of Pueblo, Barbara Swope, Fowler, Colo., and Kenny (Carrolyn) Vaughn, Ordway, Colo.; son-in-law of Helen Huerta, Pueblo; brother-in-law of Inez (Joe) Gallagher, Felicitas (Lou) Lazo, Gregoria (Edmund) Vallejo, Edward (Marlene) Huerta, Rose Marie (Jim) Tafoya, Catherine Maloney, Patricia Tomko, Theresa (John) Martinez, Martha (Frank) Martinez and Joseph (Brenda) Huerta. He is also survived by his special aunt, Marie James of Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Mr. Vaughn served as a Navy corpsman during the Vietnam War and was a member of the headquarters American Legion Post of Denver. Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, with military rites by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Vaughn, Loretta J.
Loretta J. Vaughn - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2001 - Loretta J. Vaughn, 60, passed away Jan. 16, 2001. Survived by her husband, Arlan Vaughn; children, Michael (Beth) Vaughn of Lincoln, Neb., Douglas (Brenda) Vaughn of Pueblo, and Gayle (Mark) Cipriani of Aurora, Colo.; grandchildren, Jennifer (David) Johnson, Mitchell Vaughn, Jared Vaughn, Karlie Vaughn, Allison Cipriani and Ryan Cipriani; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Loretta was born July 6, 1940, in Rocky Ford, Colo. She was a member of Southern Colorado Model T Club and was active for many years with American Game Bird Breeders Association and other related local clubs. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner officiating.

Vaughn, Mary Anne
Mary Anne Vaughn - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 1987 - Mary Anne Vaughn, late of 1680 S. Siesta Drive, Pueblo West, passed away Oct. 12, 1987. Mrs. Vaughn was a member of the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West. She is survived by her husband, David C. Vaughn, and one daughter, Amanda Anne Vaughn, both of the family home; her mother, Mary Lou Giltner; three sisters, Bonnie Walters and Becky Jones of Denver, Roberta Jones of Pueblo; and one brother, Robin Jones of Henderson, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Jones, and a sister, Linda Doty. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Robert Langbauer of the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West officiating. Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery Canon City. The family may be contacted at 1680 S. Siesta Drive, Pueblo West.

Vaughn, Robert J.
Robert J. Vaughn - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 1999 - Robert J. Vaughn, 63, born April 23, 1936, passed away Sept. 9, 1999. Survived by his mother, Marjorie Vaughn; brothers, Frank (Joetta) Vaughn, Arlan (Loretta) Vaughn; sisters, Marlene (Charles) Miller, Janet (Richard) Stuhr; numerous nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces. Predeceased by his wife, Kiyoko Ono; and father, Jack A. Vaughn. Mr. Vaughn was a member of the VFW and the NRA. He enjoyed playing cards, engineering and building guns, cars and anything mechanical. He worked for Tidewater for many years after retiring from the Navy. Memorial service, Monday, 10 a.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood Lane, Pueblo. The family respectfully requests the omission of food.

Vaughn, Viola B.
Viola B. Vaughn - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 1986 - Mrs. Viola B. Vaughn passed away at a local nursing home May 17, 1986. Survived by her daughters, Mrs. Dorothy (Glen) Pool and Mrs. Lila (Ronald) Griffith; sister, Mrs. Margaret Kirgan; stepdaughters, Mrs. Rae (Lloyd) Sachse and Mrs. Helen Rogers; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, all of Pueblo. Predeceased by two husbands, Herman Beuhler in 1959 and Rolla Vaughn in 1977; two sons, Howard Beuhler and Henry Orville Hughes and two grandchildren. Member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Lifetime resident of the Pueblo area. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the Rouch Funeral Home with the Rev. Christine Monro officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Vaughn, William A.
William A. Vaughn - Huerfano World - June 17, 1993 - William (Billy) A. Vaughn, 82, of Denver, died May 25, 1993 in Denver Presbyterian Hospital. Born in Dow OK, June 20, 1910, he lived most of his life in Colorado and was the international representative for United Mine Workers of America from 1936 until 1972. He lived a portion of that time in Walsenburg. Survivors include his wife the former Olga Radevich, Denver, and one sister, Gay Riley, Malibu, CA. Funeral service was May 29 in Denver. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery.

Vaught, Charles H.
Charles H. Vaught - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 2002 - Age 86, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away Feb. 5, 2002. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Emma Vaught, Sept. 8, 2001. Also preceded in death by his parents, Simmie and Nettie Vaught. Charles is survived by children, Sandra (Putt) White, Penrose, Charlene Steffani, Pueblo; grandchildren, Robert Yellico, Jennifer (Richard) Mowers, John Diamond (Sherrie) Yellico Jr., Douglas (Diane) Fitzgerald, Lance Fitzgerald, Jolene Fitzgerald, A.J. (Shannon) Steffani and Lindsey Steffani. Also survived by numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Charles graduated from Central High School in 1936. Mr. Vaught served our country during WWII and received a Victory Medal. He retired from CF&I after 45 years of work. Charles dedicated his life to his family and providing for them. If he was not working at CF&I, he was helping his daughter, Sandra, on the ranch in Wetmore. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his kind, generous and loving heart. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Friday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel.

Vaught, David R.
David R. Vaught - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2001 - David R. Vaught, born June 17, 2001, passed away Sept.15, 2001. Survived by his parents, Alesha and Jason Vaught, of the family home in Colorado City; siblings, Sierra, Amory and Colton; grandparents, Gina and Mike Benjamin, Bishop, Calif., and Simmie and Linda Vaught, Pueblo; great-grandparents, Ann and Dan Wright, Wetmore, Hazel and Norman Jaycox, Pueblo, and Lavena Vaught, Pueblo; aunts and uncles, Daniel Sims, Steve Anderson, Keith and Terri Henderson, Brady Vaught, Judy and Ralph Stephano, Karen and David Wright, Bob and Elaine Wadlington and Frank and Diane Halbert; and numerous cousins, other relatives and a host of friends. Viewing from 1 to 5 p.m. today. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brookside Cemetery in Rye, with Minister Dan Wright officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to the David R. Vaught memorial fund through the funeral home.

Vaught, Fred A. Sr.
Fred A. Vaught Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2003 - Fred A. Vaught Sr., 90, passed away Aug. 21, 2003, after a short illness. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Lelah; daughter, Grace; parents, four brothers and two sisters. Survived by his sons, Fred Jr. (Joan), Gary (Lura); daughter, Lola Frazier; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; two sisters, and many friends and other relatives. Fred retired from the CF&I after many years of service. He especially enjoyed his trips to Cripple Creek, going fishing, and caring for his dogs. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made in his memory to the Pueblo Zoo or charity of your choice.

Vaught, Hedi Maree
Hedi Maree Vaught - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2004 - Hedi Maree Vaught, 17, of Pueblo, left this life unexpectedly on June 6, 2004. Born Nov. 27, 1986, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her grandparents, Merry and Gilbert Lucero, Doug Pederson; great-grandparents, Fred and Lelah Vaught Sr., Betty Bachmeier. Survived by parents, Maschelle (Joe) Jacquez, Ted Vaught; brothers, Teddy Vaught Jr., Donavan and Joey Jacquez; grandparents, Stan and Dorothy Swim, Gary and Lura Vaught; godparents, Javier and Geri Jacquez; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mustard. She was a very vibrant and beautiful person, and a joy to be with. She will be missed very much by those who knew her. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday at Romero Chapel. Cremation has taken place.

Vaught, James C.
James C. Vaught - Pueblo Chieftain - July 3, 1987 - James C. Vaught, 1106 Summit, July 1, 1987. Son of James P. Vaught of the family home. Brother of Viola (Loren) Postlewait, Alice (William) Messenger, Cheryl Fernau, Melvin (Betty) Vaught, Ronald Vaught, Edward (Renee) Vaught, all of Pueblo, Sharon (Vinton) Simpson, Clovis, N.M., and Gary (Marian) Vaught, Forsyth, Mo. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his mother, Alice Vaught, 1982. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Mr. Vaught was a retired auto mechanic. Service, 2 p.m. Monday, Fairmount Church of the Nazarene, will be conducted by the Rev. Paul Flores. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. The family respectfully requests memorials to the Fairmount Church of the Nazarene in lieu of flowers.

Vaught, James P.
James P. Vaught - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2001 - James P. Vaught, 99, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 13, 2001. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 49 years, Alice Vaught, July 15, 1982; children, James C. Vaught, July 1, 1987, and Viola Postlewait, Dec. 24, 1993. Also preceded in death by brothers, Simmie and Ed; and sisters, Minnie and Nellie. James is survived by his children to carry on his legacy, Melvin (Betty) Vaught, Ronald Vaught, Edward K. (Renee) Vaught, Alice (Bill) Messenger, Cheryl Fernau, all of Pueblo, Sharon (Vinton) Simpson, Abilene, Texas, and Gary (Marion) Vaught of Branson, Mo.; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Loren Postlewait; brothers, Fred Vaught Sr., and Charlie Vaught; sisters, Virginia Hyde and Capatola Conte. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. James retired from CF&I in 1967. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow, Mountain View Cemetery. Donations may be made in memory of James P. Vaught to a charity of your choice.

Vaught, Lavena
Lavena "Tiny" Vaught - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2001 - Lavena "Tiny" Vaught, 96, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 21, 2001. Preceded in death by her parents, Elsie and Edward Swartz; her loving husband, Simmie Coffee Vaught; great-grandson, David Ryan Vaught; five sisters and three brothers. Survived by her daughters, Judy (Ralph) Stefano and Mary Lou (Phillip) Bonata; son, Simmie (Linda) Vaught, all of Pueblo; and grandchildren, Rodney Stefano, Reneι (Sam) Simmons, Troy (Shelly) Bonata, Scott (Reneι) Bonata, Eric (April) Bonata, Jason (Alesha) Vaught and Brady Vaught; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elsie Howell and Catherine Gibson; and sisters-in-law, Lola and Eilene Swartz and Ruth Shanafelt. Tiny will lie in state at the funeral home Thursday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday. The casket will not be open at the service. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Vawter, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen (Hall) Vawter - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2004 - Mary Ellen (Hall) Vawter, 60, passed away Oct. 28, 2004. There will be no services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Friends and relatives may contact the family at 1919 Sherwood Lane.

Vawter, Richard Allen
Richard Allen Vawter - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2005 - Richard Allen Vawter, 65, passed away April 28, 2005. I pray that I may live to fish . . . Until my dying day. And when it comes to my last cast, I then most humbly pray: When in the Lord's great landing net And peacefully asleep That in His mercy I be judged Big enough to keep. He'll be greatly missed by his family. Memorial contributions to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through the funeral home. Please no food or flowers. As per his request, there will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Vayle, Lonny S.
Lonny S. Vayle - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 1998 - Lonny S. Vayle, 64, born Aug. 27, 1933, in Lincoln, N.M., passed away Jan. 9, 1998. Survived by his wife, Joann Vayle- stepchildren, Jim (Debra) Willey and Barbara Humphrey- four step-grandchildren, JW, Grant and Drew Willey and Jess Humphrey- four sisters, Freda Herrill, New Mexico, Olivia (Matt) Cook, Florida, Delia (Chuck) Mangus, Florida, and Ella Vigil, Georgia- and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Predeceased by his parents, Macario and Frances Vigil, and brothers, Leonel Vigil and Louis Vayle. Mr. Vayle was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked at the CF&I for many years. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in his memory. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

Vayle, Louis S.
Louis S. Vayle - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 1986 - Louis S. Vayle, 56, late of 25011 Camden Drive, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 5, 1986. Preceded in death by his father and one brother. Survived by wife, Kathy, son, Scott, daughter, Sharon, of the family home; son, Frank (Theresa) Vayle, Fallbrook, Calif.; daughter, Sally (Ken) Voorhis, Reno, Nev. Also survived by mother, Frances S. Vigil, Capitan, N.M.; brother, Lonny S. (Joann) Vayle, Pueblo; four sisters, Frieda (Ralph) Hirrill, Hobbs, N.M., Olivia (Matt) Cook, Winchester, Ky., Dee (Chuck) Mangus, St. Augustine, Fla., and Ella Vigil, Atlanta, Ga.; three grandchildren, Christopher, Katherine, and Amber; and numerous nieces and nephews. Born in Lincoln, N.M., on Dec. 14, 1929. Attended Pueblo Junior College; veteran of Korean Conflict; member of Moose Lodge 19; employed by Dana Corp. for 29 years. Service, 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 1986, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kathy Vayle through the funeral home office. Viewing, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday and until time of service Monday. Family may be contacted at 25011 Camden Drive.

Vecchio, Ben Jr.
Ben Vecchio Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 1987 - Ben Vecchio Jr. Born Nov. 7, 1950, passed away unexpectedly, in Bailey, Colo. Nov. 6, 1987. Survivors include wife Bonnie, father and stepmother, Ben and Carolyn Vecchio, Pueblo. Sisters, Rosemarie Riley, Denver, Rose Ann Sprague and brother Patrick Vecchio, Pueblo, grandmother Rose Vecchio, Pueblo. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Services to be held in Bailey at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Mortuary, Stevenson Chapel, 6425W. Alameda, Denver.

Vecchio, John
John Vecchio - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2000 - John Vecchio, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away July 20, 2000. Born and reared in Pueblo, and was a graduate of Central High School Class of 1945. He was an athlete of Central High School and was inducted into the Pueblo Greater Sports Hall of Fame. John was a member of Our Lady of the Meadows Parish, BPO Elks Lodge No. 90, Eagles Lodge Aerie No. 145, lifetime member of DAV, and member of several blind support groups. He was an avid sports fan of football and baseball. Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Rose Vecchio; and brothers, Frank (Josephine) Vecchio, Ben Vecchio, and mother- and father-in-law, Rose and Steve Martlaro. Survived by wife of 51 years, Margaret (Dolly); and children, Charles S. (Judy) Vecchio, Fort Collins, and Sandra Maybee, Pueblo; grandchildren, John (Annie) Vecchio, Abilene, Kan., Michael Vecchio and Steve Vecchio, both of Fort Collins, and Kassydi Rose Maybee, Pueblo. Also survived by brother-in-law, Sam (Patrica) Martlaro, Victorville, Calif.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation, 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2000, at the funeral home. Mass of Christian burial, 7 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2000. Recitation of the rosary, 10 a.m. Monday, July 24, 2000. Both services at Our Lady of the Meadows Church with interment at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Our Lady of the Meadows Reception Hall immediately following the Mass Sunday evening. Those who wish may make contributions in memory of John to Our Lady of the Meadows Building Fund, 23 Starling Drive, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Vecchio, Josephine
Josephine Vecchio - Pueblo Chieftain - August 04, 1997 - Josephine Vecchio passed away Aug. 2, 1997. Survived by daughters, Kathy Delliquadri, Reno, Nev., and Charleen (Joe) Cordo, La Junta. Also survived by six grandchildren, Troy (Shana) Delliquadri, Denise Kane and Lanelle Delliquadri of Reno, Nev., Toni Jo Cordo, Deanna Cordo of La Junta, and Joe Frank Cordo of New Orleans, La.- and great-grandson, Joey Delliquadri, Reno, Nev. Other survivors include brother-in-law, John (Margaret) Vecchio- and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by husband, Frank in June 1996- and parents, John and Anna Cernac- two sisters and one brother. Rosary, Monday, Aug. 4, 1997, at 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Assumption Church, and Mass, Tuesday morning at 10 a.m., Our Lady of Assumption Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum.

Vega, Andrea C.
Andrea C. Vega - Denver Post - March 26, 1997 - Andrea C. Vega of Lafayette, a homemaker, died Sunday in Louisville. She was 90. A mass will be said at 9:30 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Church, 110 W. Simpson St., Lafayette. There will be cremation. She was born Andrea CORDOVA on Nov. 14, 1906, in Walsenburg. On March 28, 1950, she married Eduardo Gabriel VEGA in Chihuahua, Mexico. VEGA was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. She worked in the Lafayette community as a translator. Her interests included reading and cooking. She is survived by a son, Edward, Lafayette; four grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren. Contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Church; or to Avista Hospice, 9769 W. 119th Dr., No. 8, Broomfield 80021.

Vega, Antonio B.
Antonio B. Vega - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2005 - Antonio B. Vega passed away Sept. 24, 2005 at the age of 56. He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Refugio Vega, daughter Nicole Vega and brother Pete Vegas. He is survived by his three children Renee (Caesar) Montoya, Antonio (Jeannie) Vega and Reina Vega, grandchildren Jaymie and Alexis Montoya, sisters and brother Toni Sandoval, Felice Vega, Francis Tracy, Rose James, Augustine Vega, Maria Clark and also numerous nieces, nephews and loved ones. He will be missed very much. There will be a memorial service on Sept. 30, 2005 at 6pm at the Good Shepherd Church, 1216 E. Beech Street.

Vega, Demetrio D.
Demetrio D. Vega - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2005 - Demetrio D. Vega, 94, passed away Oct. 29, 2005, in Pueblo. Burial in Culver City, Calif.

Vega, Ray M.
Ray M. Vega - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 1998 - Ray M. Vega, 64, a retired security guard, passed away July 4, 1998. A Pueblo resident for the past three years, Mr. Vega was born Nov. 6, 1933, in Tucson, Ariz. Survived by his special friend and caregiver, Esther Trujillo, Pueblo- siblings, Adolpho (Anna) Garcia, La Habra, Calif., Alice (Pete) Moreno, San Diego, Calif., Ernesto (Theresa) Vega, Tucson, Ariz., Freddie (Velia) Vega, Santa Anna, Calif., Carlos (Armedia) Vega, Tucson, Ariz., Macoliva (John) Martinez, Elsinore, Calif., Anthony (Frances) Vega, Santa Ana, Calif., Katie (Paul) Ramos, Santa Ana, Calif.- 21 grandchildren- three great-grandchildren- other relatives and friends. Mr. Vega is preceded in death by his parents, Ernesto and Anita Moreno Vega- a son, Raymond Vega. At his request, cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 1 p.m. Friday, Holy Family Catholic Church, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Family will receive friends at the Moose Lodge No. 19, following the Mass.

Vegas, Espirion B.
Espirion B. "Pete" Vegas - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 1999 - Espirion B. "Pete" Vegas, 61, went to be with the Lord May 22, 1999. Survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Mary Ann Cruz Vegas, of the family home- sons, Marco (Cassie) Vegas and Nicholas and Armando Vegas- daughter, Marcy Vegas-grandchildren, Sheila Duran and Paige Vegas- brothers, Antonio Vega and Augustine (Theresa) Vega- sisters, Toni Sandoval, Rose (Ron) James, Felice Vega, Frances (Ken) Tracey and Maria (Bill) Clarke- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Tomas and Refugio Vega, and brother, Augustine Vega. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Rosary, 7 p.m. today and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Veges, Alice Marie
Alice Marie Veges - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2000 - Alice Marie Veges, age 82, passed away April 29, 2000. Survived by her husband, John Veges; daughters, Marcia Ann Veges and Susan Veges Miller, both of Denver; and grandson, Jonathan Scott Miller, Chicago, Ill. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Culbertson of Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces and nephews; one brother-in-law; and several sisters-in-law. Five sisters and three brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Veges was former president of the P.T.A. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and was an accomplished cook of German and Austrian cuisine. She also enjoyed reading, was a lifelong learner and enjoyed the arts, including dance. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 1 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Veges, Elsie E.
Elsie E. Veges – Pueblo Chieftain – October 8, 2006 - Elsie E. Veges, 92, born on July 1, 1914, was called to Heaven with open arms by the Lord on Oct. 4, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Emma Hren; loving husband, Anton W. Veges; brothers, Albert, Frank (Kathryn) and Eddie (Christine) Hren; and sister-in-law, Rebecca Hren. She is survived by her children, Ronald J. Veges and Marlene Diane Anselmo; grandson, Steven Ray (Rhonda) Anselmo; great-grandchildren, Gianna, Rachel and Lyndsey Rae Anselmo; sister, Gladys (Gil) Camara; brother, Raymond Hren; and sister-in-law, Priscilla Hren. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Veges, John Ernest
John Ernest Veges - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 2003 - John Ernest Veges, 88, born Aug. 21, 1915, passed away Dec. 7, 2003. Preceded in death by his wife, Alice Marie Smerker Veges in 2000; parents, Gus and Margaret Veges; sister, Anna Smith; brothers, Anton and William Veges; and great uncle, Anton (Helen) Shaffer of California. Survived by his daughters, Marcia Ann Veges and Susan Miller; grandson, Jonathan Scott Miller; and numerous nieces and nephews. John was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church parish and the Nocturnal Adoration Society. He retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. Roll Mill. John was a Pueblo native and an avid hunter and fisherman. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Denver Teachers Club in care of the funeral home office.

Veges, William J. Sr.
William J. Veges Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2000 - William J. Veges Sr., age 76, passed away Sept. 13, 2000. Mr. Veges is survived by his wife, Natalie Veges; and children, Dennis (Alana) Veges, Whitewater, Kan., Robert G. (Cathy) Veges, Arvada, Colo., and William Veges Jr., of Pueblo. Grandfather of Billy, Sherrie and Deanna. He is also survived by his brother, John Veges, Denver, Colo.; and sister, Anna Smith of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his brother, Tony Veges. Mr. Veges, (Bill Sr.), owned and operated Veges Shoe Repair from 1937 to present. His youngest son, Bill Jr., continues to operate the family business, now in its third generation. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE) and the Knights of Columbus. At his request, cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass Saturday, 10 a.m., Our Lady of the Assumption Church. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home office.

Vegors, Paul E.
Paul E. Vegors - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2004 - Paul E. Vegors, 88, born April 5, 1916, passed away June 9, 2004. Survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Eunice Vegors; stepsons, Clarence (Barbara) McKinnon and Bernard McKinnon; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; sister, Charlotte Flood of California; brothers, Al Vegors of California, and the Rev. Ben Vegors of Washington. Paul was a retired salesman for American Schools and was a member of Silver State Masonic Lodge No. 95. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Monday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Vela, Aggie
Aggie Vela - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2000 - Aggie Vela, 84, who resided in Denver, passed away July 15, 2000, in Pueblo. She was born on June 14, 1916, in El Rito, N.M. Preceded in death by her father, Veterbo Alires; mother, Georgonia Alires; sons, Archie M. Garcia and Manuel Garcia; and grandson, Angelo M. Garcia. Survived by her daughter, Marvine; brother, Willie Alires; sisters, Celina Gallegos, Tefolia Martinez, Mary Kohl, Rose Chacon and Maria Alires; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Velanda, Perau
Perau Velanda – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Perau Velanda is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Perau Velanda: Mexican, age 45, married with no surviving children. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Velarde, Anna Garcia
Anna Garcia Velarde - Pueblo Chieftain - July 02, 1997 - Anna Garcia Velarde, born Aug. 5, 1895, at Talpa (Farisita), Colo., and died June 27, 1997, in Denver. Preceded in death by parents, Candido and Lucinda "Luce" Garcia. Married Guillermo Velarde, who was engaged in farming in the Gardner area where they reared eight children. Survived by half sisters, Scholastica Sandoval, Sister Jane Frances Garcia and Linda Galvez- and half brothers, Ralph Garcia and Frank Garcia. Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 1997 - Annie Velarde, 101, Denver, passed away June 27, 1997. She was born Aug. 5, 1895, in Farisita, Colo. Services were July 1, 1997, at Our Lady of Victory Chapel. Interment was in Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, Colo. She is survived by sons, William and Frank Velarde- daughters, Estelle Shannon, Lucille Brehm, Toni Velarde, Pearl Nardini and Margaret Velarde- her sister, Mary Gertrude Velarde- and 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Olinger's Magnolia Mortuary, Denver, CO.

Velarde, Daniel
Daniel "Menace" Velarde - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 2004 - Daniel "Menace" Velarde, 46, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 2, 2004. Born Aug. 22, 1958, in Riverside, Calif. Survived by daughters, Regina, Rebecca and Trina; parents, Tony and Pauline; brothers, Anthony (Beth), Ronnie (Linda), Michael, David (Louise), Jeff, Richard (Melanie); sisters, Sandra, Claudine (Teyo), Sarah (Fabrice); four grandchildren; special aunt, Barbie Mares; also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 6 p.m. Monday, both at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. Cremation to follow.

Velarde, Espiridion L.
Espiridion L. "Speedy" Velarde - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 2003 - Espiridion L. "Speedy" Velarde, 85, Steelworker and Carpenter was called by the Lord Jesus Christ, July 3, 2003. Speedy will be greatly missed by grandsons, Previn (Tami) Marquez and Van (Paula) Marquez; stepchildren, Eleanor Maldonado, Frank (Lydia) Vigil and Patricia Hernandez; sisters, Cora Westhoff, Mary Mancuso, Carmen Clark, Martha Pino, Vickie Allen, Mona Hunt, Terry Silvia; brother, Ben Velarde; and very special friend, Rose Martinez. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Speedy was predeceased by parents, Desiderio and Raquel Velarde; daughter, Dorothy Marquez; brother, Johnny Velarde; sister, Nora "Red Squirrel" Foutes; his loving wife, Lucille; and stepson, Mark Vigil. Speedy was a hard worker who loved his family and doing whatever he could to help them. He was a generous man and was always willing to pitch in and help his friends and neighbors. Speedy loved a good hot cup of coffee and eating pastries and cookies with his grandkids. He leaves behind a legacy of love for his family to cherish. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Velarde, Frank A.
Frank A. Velarde - Huerfano World - April 17, 2008 - Frank A. Velarde, a long time resident of Huerfano County, passed away April 9, 2008 in Pueblo, as a result of Alzheimer's disease. Frank was born in Gardner, Colorado in 1927 to Francisco Guillermo and Annie (Garcia) Velarde. He was one of nine children and was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Anthony and William and Sister Bernadine Bertolero. Five siblings survive him, Estelle Shannon of Pueblo, Lucille Brehm of Pennsylvania, Emma (Toni) Velarde, Pearl Nardini and Margaret Velarde of Denver. Frank was a WWII veteran, serving with his brothers in Europe. He was an ambulance driver. They served in Italy, Germany, North Africa, and Switzerland as part of the greatest generation. When he returned home, he went to work at the Colorado Fuel and Iron plant in Pueblo. He was introduced to Della Martinez on a blind date and they were married in 1953. Five children followed; Debra Velarde, Dana Agee-Velarde, F. William (Brenda), Jim (Lana), Gerald (Amy). At the time of his death, Frank was the proud grandfather of 11; Sherry, Mallory, William, Scott Agee, Geoffrey Dickson, Jason, Erica, Julia, Jack, Eric and David. Although Frank worked at and retired from the mill in 1984, he was a rancher born and bred. The Velarde family has owned ranch property in Southern Colorado since 1888. The great love of his life after his family was raising alfalfa and cattle on his property. His millwork was a means to achieve that and raise his young family, until they were on their own and he could retire and live as his family had for many generations. He was happiest when he was atop a horse, truck, or tractor overseeing the fruits of his labors or showing someone the beautiful land that he loved in its many aspects and seasons. We will never be able to hear a meadowlark or see a field full of bales of hay without thinking of him. Frank battled many things in life; drought, prostate cancer, cantankerous equipment, Alzheimer's, coyotes, stubborn horse, bigotry in others and strong willed children, with varying degrees of success. But his greatest legacy to his family is his unflinching work ethic that he demonstrated even in the deepest throes of his illness. He only stopped working when he stopped breathing. We love him, we will miss him, we will not forget him, and there will never be another like him. The family of Frank A. Velarde thanks all his many friends and family members who came from near and far to his rosary and services. A special thanks to Father Chris, everyone who helped at the reception, to Boise-Ortega for coordinating with Ft. Carson in providing the servicemen and local VFW who made his graveside service so memorable, and to the Division of Wildlife for providing escorts for the funeral procession. The family asks that you donate to the Alzheimer's Association to continue the fight against this dreadful disease.

Velarde, Joe W.
Joe W. Velarde - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1997 - Joe W. Velarde, Dec. 11, 1997. Survived by special friend and mother of his children, Stella Stackhouse-children, Terry, Betty Jo Lebsack, Michael, Gerald (Denise), Eloye, Susan (Bryan) Hynes, Rick (Janet), Orlando and Davey- grandson, Michael A. (fiance, Valerie Lira), whom he raised as his son- and grandchildren, Terry Jr., Andrea, Natalia, Jason, Joel, Danielle, Brandon, Zack, Alex, Chelsea, Rylee, Eli, Mariah, Jacqueline, Lindsey- and great-grandchild, Mazrel. Also survived by brothers and sisters, Reina (Al) Jaramillo, Maria (Joe) Chavez, Lucy Vickery, Gilbert Velarde and Dora (Louie)Roybal as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by infant son, Jerry- his parents, Jose and Carlota Velarde- four brothers and one sister. Mr. Velarde was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War, a member of St. Francis Xavier parish and DAV Chapter 39. He was a devoted and loving father and grandfather and a Samaritan to all. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church. Rosary, Sunday, 7 p.m. and Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at 1322 Beulah.

Velarde, Joseph Dennis
Joseph Dennis Velarde - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2000 - Joseph Dennis Velarde, 48, Pueblo, died Jan. 14, 2000. Survived by wife, Agnes Madrid; parents, Mary and Vance Casey; sons and daughters, David Velarde, Chad Martinez, Katrina Gonzales, Victor Gonzales and William Gonzales; brothers and sisters, Judy Kasper, Ben Velarde, Rhonda Martinez, Dan Romero and Pat Romero; and nine grandchildren. Viewing, 4-8 p.m. today, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at Angelus Chapel. Reception following at Zaragoza Hall.

Velarde, Josephine C.
Josephine "Jo" C. Velarde - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2002 - Josephine "Jo" C. Velarde, also known as Nannie, went home to the Lord on Nov. 26, 2002. Born in Walsenburg on Sep. 16, 1917, to Pietro and Neves Lopez, whom preceded her in death. Also preceded in death by three brothers, Pete, Bill and Herman; sister, Lucy Aguirre and daughter, Dorothy Velarde Marquez. She is survived by daughter, Eleanor Maldonado; grandsons, Van (Paula) and Previn (Tami) Marquez; great-grandchildren, Van Jr., Jamie, Previn Scott, Brytny and McKensie Marquez; great-great-grandchildren, James, Asia and Sabian. Josephine was a lifetime member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Will be missed by family and friends. Mom was a baby sitter for many years, other than the other jobs she held. She saw a lot of her baby-sitter kids grow up into adults and go to college. The neighborhood kids called her Nannie and loved her beans and tortillas. She enjoyed a good cold beer. The family would like to thank the Minnequa Medicenter for servicing her needs and Dr. Rendler for being there to tend to her health for many years. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, December 2, followed by funeral service 1 p.m., T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow, Imperial Memorial Gardens. For more information, please see www.mem.com.

Velarde, Julian F.
Julian F. Velarde - Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 1967 - Julian F. Velarde, Pueblo resident past 10 years, late of 225 E. Forth, passed away local hospital Feb. 4 following one month illness. Mr. Velarde was a retired barber. Veteran U.S. Army Air Corps, WWII. Member Holy Rosary Parish. Survived by children, David, Janette and Stanley Velarde, Cheyenne, Wyo., and two sisters, Mrs. Barbara Medina and Mrs. Anna Garcia, Pueblo. Service Holy Rosary Church, with Rosary recitation 7:30 p.m. Monday and Requiem Mass 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Interment Roselawn.

Velarde, Lucille
Lucille Velarde - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1996 - Lucille Velarde was taken to be in the hands of our Lord Jesus Christ Dec. 28, 1996. Born on April 25, 1937, in Walsenburg, Colo. Survived by husband, Espiridion (Speedy) Velarde; and children, sons

Velarde, Margaret G.
Margaret G. Velarde - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 2004 - Margaret G. Velarde, 89, departed this life peacefully Dec. 1, 2004, with her family gathered around her bed. Mrs. Velarde was born Jan. 24, 1915, in Farasita, Colo. Predeceased by her parents, Evaristo and Prudencia (Castillo) Aguirre; husband, Jesus Maria Velarde; a son, Robert Velarde; in-laws, Juan and Beatrice Velarde; brothers, Candido (Demas) Aguirre, Joe (Frances) Aguirre; brother-in-law, Joe Martinez. Survived by her loving and dedicated children who cared for their mother until God's calling, Kathy (Ben) Valdez, Anthony (Charlotte) Velarde, Bernadette (Henry) Garcia, a sister, Adeline Martinez, a brother, Simon (Bernice) Aguirre, grandchildren, John (Tori) Valdez, Benjie (Michelle) Valdez, Tanya (David) Zarate, Nichole (Josh) Fears, Paul (Beverly) Velarde, Christina Velarde, Antonette (Steven) Gonzales, Michael (Shannon) Garcia, great-grandchildren, Jacob, Peyton, and Raymond Valdez, Damon and Tatyana Zarate, Emilie Ann Fears, Ashleigh, Antoinette, Robert Paul, Destra, Adrian, Isaiha and Vannessa Velarde, Carlee, Jarrod and Arianna Garcia, Makayla Marie Gonzales, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial, 1 p.m. today, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C.M. as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Velarde, Ruperto
Ruperto Velarde - Huerfano World - February 23, 1989 - Ruperto Velarde, 87, of Walsenburg, died Monday, Feb. 20, 1989, in Parkview Hospital in Pueblo after a brief illness. Born in Clayton, NM, Dec. 12, 1901, at the age of 15 he came to Walsenburg. He began working for the railroad as a section track man for the C&S. He retired when he reached his 65th birthday. Mr. Velarde, who was widowed, is survived by a brother, Tom Velarde, Pueblo and a sister, Susie Montoya, Oakland, CA; two step-sons, a niece and close friends. Rosary was Tuesday at Boies Almont Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in the South St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Velarde, Thomas Jr.
Thomas "Pops" Velarde Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2003 - Thomas "Pops" Velarde Jr., 62, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 9, 2003. Born Oct. 16, 1941, in Walsenburg, Colo. Survived by children, Tammy Martin, Tale Montez, Minnesota, Natalie Velarde Byrd, Pueblo; brothers, Vern Velarde, Littleton, John Leroy Velarde, Pueblo; sister, Glenda Alarid, Pueblo. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren. Memorial funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after the service. Family, at 2901 Norwich.

Velarde, Tom
Tom Velarde - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1998 - Tom Velarde, 87, of Pueblo, passed away on Feb. 13, 1998. Born on Jan. 28, 1911, in Clayton, N.M. Preceded in death by his wife, Delfina Velarde- daughter, Cecelia Romero- parents, Gregorio and Juanita Velarde- and brother, Falo Velarde. Survived by sons, Vern (Ida) Velarde of Littleton, Colo., Thomas Velarde Jr. and Leroy (Conni) Velarde, both of Pueblo- daughters, Glenda (Leo) Alarid and Natalie Velarde, both of Pueblo. Also survived by 28 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Tom enjoyed sports and Western movies. Viewing, Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, 7 p.m. and funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 1998. Both services to be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Celebrant, Rev. Tony Wojcinski. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Glenda's, 2901 Norwich Ave. and at Thomas Jr.'s, 513 W. Seventh St.

Velarde, Victor Sr.
Victor Velarde Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1987 - Victor Velarde Sr., 80, late of 539 Bellevue Place died Nov. 11, 1987, following a brief illness. Husband of Natalie Velarde; father of Teresa Martinez and Loretta Robles, both of Gardena, Calif.; Victor (Marina) Velarde Jr., Mary Jane Nethercot and Anna (Jerry) Baca, all of Pueblo. Also survived by sister, Celia Martinez; grandchildren, Brenda, Darren and Rodney Velarde, Jerry, Kevin and Tessa Baca, Joe (Sandi) Robles and Rocky (Lydia) Robles; great-grandchildren, Heather, Joseph and Rockelle Robles; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sister, Gualipita Gallegos. Mr. Velarde owned and operated Vic's cafe for many years. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Friday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday, both services at St. Patrick Church. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 1987 - Victor Velarde Sr., late of 539 Bellevue Place. Also survived by grandson, Derek Nethercot. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. Patrick Church. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Family may be contacted at 17 Radcliff Lane, home of daughter, Anna (Jerry) Baca.

Velarde-Foutes, Mary Eleanora
Mary Eleanora Velarde-Foutes – Huerfano World – March 4, 2004 – In Loving Memory of Mary Eleanora Velarde-Foutes, born Nov. 8, 1936 changed worlds Feb. 21, 2002. – Verse – Grandmother Red Squirrel we thank and love you. Your loving daughter and grandchildren, Charlene, Keli, Ryan, and Caitlin McArthur.

Velardi, Adela
Adela Velardi - Independent – July 21, 1925 - Adela Velardi, 2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ramer Velardi of Strong, died Sunday at the family home in Strong. Funeral was held at Gardner yesterday afternoon under the direction of Furphy's.

Velasco, Betty Ann
Betty Ann Garcia Velasco - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1999 - Betty Ann Garcia Velasco, 44, a former Pueblo resident, passed away June 14,1999 , at Pikes Peak Hospice, Colorado Springs. She was a supply specialist supervisor at Fort Carson. She enjoyed bowling, bingo and watching all types of sporting events and going to Cripple Creek. Survived by her husband, Ramon Velasco- son, Ramon Jesus Velasco, both of Fountain- a brother, Benito "Ben" G. (Lorraine) Garcia, Pueblo- a sister, Virginia (Patrick) Medina, Fountain-her parents, Ben and Mary Garcia, Pueblo- mother and father-in-law, Jaquin and Natalia Velasco, Calexico, Calif.- two sisters-in-law, Juanita (Claudio) Alverez, Jandy (Israel) Cazares- a brother-in-law, Eddy (Laura) Velasco, all of California- a niece, JoDeen Garcia, Denver- two nephews, Ben Garcia, Denver, Gilbert Medina, Fountain. Preceded in death by a brother, Antonio "Tony" Garcia- niece, D'Ann Garcia- and brother-in-law, Juaquin Velasco. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Saturday, Rev. Ron Roche celebrant. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1727 Pine. Colorado Springs Gazette - June 17, 1999 - Betty Ann Garcia Velasco, 44, died June 14, 1999, at a local care center. She worked in civil service at Fort Carson. Mrs. Velasco was born March 9, 1955, in Pueblo. She was married in 1981 to Ramon Velasco. She is survived by her husband; a son, Ramon Jesus; her parents, Ben and Mary Garcia; a brother, Benito G. Garcia; and a sister, Virginia Medina. A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 611 Logan Ave., Pueblo. A funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery, 1301 Beulah Ave., Pueblo. Angelus Funeral Directors, 1102 E. Evans Ave., Pueblo, (719) 544-4368, is handling arrangements.

Velasco, Jose
Jose Velasco – Aspen Democrat – December 9, 1903 – Strikers Attack Strike-Breakers – Several Shots Fired and One is Wounded – Several Volleys Exchanged Between the Deputies and Strikers in Which the Coal Miners Get the Worst of it – A Probable Summer Story to Get the Troops to Trinidad – Trinidad, Colo., Dec. 8 – Four Italian strike-breakers being conducted in a wagon from Berwind to Primero in the Las Animas county field, by Tom Jennings, were fired on from ambush between 5 and 6 o'clock last evening one mile north of Primero. One of the strike-breakers, it is claimed, was hit in the foot and one of the mules attached to the wagon was killed. After the first volley Jennings and his companions jumped from the wagon and escaped to the hills. All are now in Primero. Jennings twisted his ankle in jumping from the wagon. The news of the alleged ambuscade was brought to Primero by one of the strike-breakers and orders were telephoned Segundo to have guards and deputies placed on all roads leading to and from that place. Segundo and Primero are located two miles apart. At 9 o'clock, a party of six deputies met eight foreigners marching to Segundo from the direction in which the ambuscade is said to have taken place – the deputies, it is alleged, ordered the marchers to halt and were answered by a volley of bullets from rifles and shotguns. The deputies then fired killing one man, fatally wounding two others, and seriously a fourth. The dead man in Luciano Desantis. The fatally wounded are J. Velano and B. Dandi. The third wounded man refuses to tell his name. Union officials in Trinidad have begun an independent investigation. They are inclined to believe the truth has not been wholly told regarding the ambuscade or the killing of the strikers by the deputies. They are inclined to think that extreme measures are being adopted by the coal companies to force Governor Peabody to fill the district with troops. Telluride Journal – December 10, 1903 – Rioting at Trinidad – Strikers Ambuscade a Body of Guards and One Man is Killed and Three Wounded – Trinidad, Dec. 8 – As a result of last night's battle at the coke ovens at Segundo between strikers and guards, one striker is dead and three injured, two fatally. The men are all Italians and Sicilians. The battle was the direct result of an attack on Jennings' party of non-union men, who were ambushed on their way to Primero. The party was being brought to Primero by Jennings, who is a brother of the Superintendent of the C. F. & I. mines at Berwind, to work in the Camp mines at Primero. They were being led across the country from Berwind when ambushed. The news of the ambuscade quickly spread and armed guards from Segundo and Primero hastened to cut off all trails and roads leading into the old town of Segundo, where the disorderly element of the strikers live. The guards noticed several men approaching from the hills in the direction of the ambuscade. On being ordered to halt the strikers opened fire. The guards returned the volley and several strikers were seen to fall. Three of the number escaped. None of the guards were wounded. The whole country has been aroused by the conflict of the opposing elements, and it is expected troops will be asked for. The dead man has been identified as Luana Desantias. The fatally injured are Jose Velano and Benedotti Bandi. The third man wounded refuses to give his name. Union officials here declare the ambuscade and subsequent killing of the strikers is a part of the extreme measures adopted by the coal companies to induce the Governor to send troops to the district. Durango Democrat – December 11, 1903 – Follow Comrads (sp) To Last Abode – Huge Outpouring of Miners at the Funeral of the Dead Strikers – All Peace and Quiet – Trinidad, Dec. 10 – Nearly 2,000 union miners participated in the double funeral of Velasco and Desantis, the miners who were killed at Segundo Monday night in a fight with guards which was held here this afternoon. No trouble of any kind occurred and soon after the funeral all the miners quietly dispersed and went to their homes. The funeral was the largest in point of attendance ever seen here. [Note: I was unable to verify the actual names, so I took my best guess, based on all of the articles. I searched online in vain for the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.]

Velasques, Gene Nester
Gene Nester Velasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 1998 - Gene Nester Velasquez, 58, Pueblo West, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 11, 1998, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Gene was born March 14, 1940, in Weston, Colo. He retired from CF&I as a boiler maker. Preceded in death by his parents, Ramon and Rose (Baca) Velasquez, and two sisters, Rose Madrid and Maryann Gutierrez. Survived by his beloved wife, Ella M. Velasquez, Pueblo West- children, Evelyn L. Velasquez-Gray, Allison E. Velasquez, Audra J. Velasquez, Krista J. Velasquez and Gene (Melissa) Velasquez, all of Pueblo- siblings, Jane Ann (Frank) Bueno, Colorado Springs, Margaret (Jess) Bueno, Denver, Ramon (Mary) Velasquez, Pueblo, Anthony (Jenny) Velasquez, Denver, Albert (Dee) Velasquez, Minnesota, Alfonso (Gail) Velasquez, Alamosa, Joseph (Cathy) Velasquez, Denver, Rebecca (Kermit) Woodall, Denver, Victor (Willabeth) Velasquez, Denver, and Shirley Woodall, Florida- brother-in-law, Freddie Gutierrez, Oklahoma- four grandchildren, Joshua, Tyler and Tara Gray and Jaykob Velasquez- and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 1 until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Cremation to follow. , 11 a.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel. Inurnment in Cottonwood, Colo. Family will receive friends at 213 E. Homer Drive, Pueblo West. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eagles Lodge No. 145. 1615 S. Prairie Ave., Pueblo, Colo. 81005, in memory of Mr. Velasquez. Thank you.

Velasquez, Albert
Albert Velasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 1986 - Albert Velasquez, 67, died Sept. 14, 1986, at La Junta Medical Center. Mr. Velasquez worked in food service at Fort Lyon Veterans Hospital, retiring in 1977. He was a member of St. Mary Church, Las Animas, and a veteran of WWII. He is survived by his wife, four daughters, one stepdaughter, three sons, 19 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, St. Mary Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Velasquez, Amelia
Amelia Velasquez - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - October 17, 1990 - Amelia Velasquez, 74, of Colorado Springs died Tuesday at a local hospital. She was a retired sales clerk at J.C. Penney Co. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today at Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St., with the Rev. Emilio Reyes officiating. Burial will be in Walsenburg. Mrs. Velasquez was born March 17, 1916, in San Pedro, to Virgil and Rebecca (Valdez) Pacheco. She lived in Colorado Springs for one year and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Mrs. Valasquez's husband, Joseph C. Velasquez, survives. She is survived by seven sons, Joseph and Patrick, both of Pasadena, Calif., David and Carlos, both of Carson City, Nev., John Raymond of Redding, Calif., Virgil of San Diego and Jerry of Houston four daughters, Georgina Miller of Benton Harbor, Mich., Loretta Smith and Renetta Landers of San Francisco, and Mary Michael Heath of Colorado Springs; two brothers, Rudolph and Ben; eight sisters, Betty, Rebecca, Bonnie, Elva, …incomplete

Velasquez, Candido Benito
Candido Benito Velasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 06, 2003 - Candido Benito Velasquez, 79, left for Heaven on Dec. 4, 2003, at 5:37 a.m. He was born July 30, 1924, in Maxwell N.M. Cherished husband of Anna, devoted Dad to Leo, Ben (Donna), Gloria (Sandy), Gilbert (Sue), Henry (Cheryl), Frances (Duane) and Joe (Stella). Proud Grandpo of Stacie, Dawn, Joshua, Elizabeth, Stephanie, Candida, Jeremiah, Josiah, Taelor, Raven, Sophia and Olivia; Great-Grandpo to Clayton. Candido served in World War II receiving the Bronze Star, the Germany Occupation Medal, American Theater Ribbon, European-African- Middle Eastern Ribbon and Asiatic Theater Ribbon. He retired as a Machinist from the CF&I after 38 years of service. Candido and Anna are members of Holy Family Church, where Candido was a member of the 3rd Order of St. Francis. Rosary Sunday, 7:00 p.m. and Funeral Mass Monday, 2:00 p.m. Both services at Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Anna and family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. J. Stjernholm, Dr. Haney, as well as the Nurses at St. Mary Corwin Hospital. Family can be greeted following the interment at Holy Family Parish Hall.

Velasquez, Eduvigen
Eduvigen "Duvie" Velasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 1997 - Eduvigen "Duvie" Velasquez, 73, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 28, 1997. Born on Feb. 3, 1924, in San Acacio, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Rafael and Sara Cordova- one brother, Emilio Cordova- and one sister, Estrella Bedan. Survived by her loving, devoted husband, Ruben J. Velasquez, of the family home- daughters, Priscilla (Ernie) Hernandez and Elaine (John) Madrid, both of Pueblo, and Marsha (Joe) Montoya, Colorado Springs, Colo.- sons, Victor (Antonia) Velasquez, Ruben (Terry) Velasquez Jr. and Steve (Mary Liz)Velasquez, all of Pueblo- brother, Clodoveo (Roselma) Cordova, San Acacio, Colo.- sisters, Celina Bedan and Trinidad (Adelmo) Gonzales, both of La Salle, Colo., and Annie (Fares) Cordova, Pueblo- 15 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of St. Anne's Altar and Rosary Society. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today and Tuesday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Anne Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anne Church, Rev. James Friel, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the family home.

Velasquez, Edward
Edward Velasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2001 - Edward Velasquez, 69, of Monte Vista, Colo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Conejos, Colo.

Velasquez, Edward J. Jr.
Edward J. Velasquez Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 1987 - Edward J. Velasquez Jr., 37, of Franktown, Colo., formerly of Aguilar, passed away Dec. 24, 1987, in Las Vegas, Nev. The family may be contacted at (303) 941-4464. Arrangements under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Velasquez, Ella Mae
Ella Mae Velasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2004 - Ella Mae Velasquez, 64, Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 27, 2004, at her home. Ella was born June 16, 1940, in St. Joseph, Mo. From 1958 to 1961, she served her country as a supply administrative clerk in the United States Marine Corps. She retired from the University of Southern Colorado as an administrative assistant. Preceded in death by her parents, William Frelan and Alberta May Walker; son, Elmer Wayne White; and beloved husband, Geneo Nester Velasquez. Survived by her children, Evelyn L. Gray (Duane Bunning) of Iowa, Allison E. Velasquez, Audra J. Velasquez and Krista J. Velasquez (Dayvid Schlegel), all of Pueblo; stepson, Gene (Melissa) Velasquez, also of Pueblo; siblings, Faye Marshall, Judy (Leo) Shirley and Theresa Walker, all of Missouri; five grandchildren, Joshua, Tara and Tyler Gray, Jaykob and Elissa Velasquez; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. today, and rosary, 7 p.m. today; both at Angelus Chapel. Cremation to follow. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel. Dinner, noon Wednesday, First Southern Baptist Church. Inurnment in Cottonwood, Colo. Family will receive friends at 1917 Wildfire Drive, Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eagles Lodge No. 145, 1615 S. Prairie Ave., Pueblo, CO, 81005, in memory of Mrs. Velasquez. Thank you.

Velasquez, Gabriel R.
Gabriel R. Velasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 01, 2000 - Gabriel R. Velasquez, 74, of Pueblo passed away Oct. 30. Born March 24, 1926, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by parents, Marcos and Felicitas (Roque) Velasquez; and sister, Esther Keglovitz. Survived by his wife, Frances, of the family home; son, Rich (Cyndy) Velasquez of New Hampshire; and daughters, Mary Lou Romero, Lorraine (Joe) Fitzgerald and Phyllis (Mark) Tafoya, all of Pueblo, and Marian (Darryl) Johnson of Arizona. Also survived by brothers, Mark (Lupe) Velasquez, Nick (Rosanne) Velasquez, Joe Velasquez and Pete Velasquez; sisters, Angie (Ruben) Alvarado, Delores Valdez, Isabel (Roger) Neveaux, Jennifer (Mac) Bearss and Inez (Robert) Flores; sisters-in-law, Angie (John) Dewar, Helen (Richard) Mora and Sadie Cortez; grandchildren, Lance, Jolene, Joseph James, Erin, Gabriel, Kevin, Marc, Tomas James, Rob, Eric and Katie; and two great-grandchildren. He is fondly remembered by all those who entered his house and were treated as a part of his own family. Gabe especially enjoyed attending family functions and grandchildren's activities. He liked making jewelry, gardening and traveling. He spent many hours lovingly working for Mount Carmel Church. He was a member of the American Legion Post 2, the Nocturnal Adoration Society, St. Charles Senior Citizens Club, and Rail Mill Breakfast Club. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. today at Romero Chapel, 110 Cleveland. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today at Mount Carmel Church, 421 Clark. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, Mount Carmel Church, Most Rev. Arthur N. Tafoya, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family and friends will be received at Mount Carmel Parish Hall after the interment. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mount Carmel 100th Anniversary Fund. Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 2000 - Gabriel R. Velasquez, 74, of Pueblo. In addition to other survivors, he is also survived by special friend and ex-daughter-in-law, Bobbie Velasquez. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. today, Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family and friends will be received at Mount Carmel Parish Hall after interment. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mount Carmel 100th Anniversary Fund.

Velasquez, Gene Nester
Gene Nester Velasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 1998 - Gene Nester Velasquez, 58, Pueblo West, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 11, 1998, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Gene was born March 14, 1940, in Weston, Colo. He retired from CF&I as a boiler maker. Preceded in death by his parents, Ramon and Rose (Baca) Velasquez, and two sisters, Rose Madrid and Maryann Gutierrez. Survived by his beloved wife, Ella M. Velasquez, Pueblo West- children, Evelyn L. Velasquez-Gray, Allison E. Velasquez, Audra J. Velasquez, Krista J. Velasquez and Gene (Melissa) Velasquez, all of Pueblo- siblings, JaneAnn (Frank) Bueno, Colorado Springs, Margaret (Jess) Bueno, Denver, Ramon (Mary) Velasquez, Pueblo, Anthony (Jenny) Velasquez, Denver, Albert (Dee) Velasquez, Minnesota, Alfonso (Gail) Velasquez, Alamosa, Joseph (Cathy) Velasquez, Denver, Rebecca (Kermit) Woodall, Denver, Victor (Willabeth) Velasquez, Denver, and Shirley Woodall, Florida- brother-in-law, Freddie Gutierrez, Oklahoma- four grandchildren, Joshua, Tyler and Tara Gray and Jaykob Velasquez- and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 1 until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Cremation to follow. , 11 a.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel. Inurnment in Cottonwood, Colo. Family will receive friends at 213 E. Homer Drive, Pueblo West. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eagles Lodge No. 145. 1615 S. Prairie Ave., Pueblo, Colo. 81005, in memory of Mr. Velasquez. Thank you.

Velasquez, Jose Clovis
Jose Clovis Velasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 1998 - Jose Clovis Velasquez, 71, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 17, 1998, in Pueblo. Born on May 7, 1926, in San Acacio, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Leonides and Sara Velasquez- and stepmother, Luz Velasquez- and sister, Candelaria Manzanares- one brother, Tom Velasquez. Survived by his loving wife, Lucy Velasquez, of the family home- sons, Richard (Loretta) Velasquez, Robert (Brenda) Velasquez, Paul (Glenda) Velasquez, and Fred (Angela) Velasquez, all of Pueblo- two daughters, Tina (Sal) Romero, and Frances (Ray) Ibarra, both of Pueblo. Also raised two grandsons as his own, Jason and Jerad Velasquez, Pueblo- brothers, Ruben Velasquez, Pueblo, John (Rose) Velasquez, Pueblo, Joe (Ruth) Velasquez, Colorado Springs, Archie (Annie) Velasquez, Pueblo, and Stanley (Dolores) Velasquez, Los Angeles, Calif.- sisters, Mira Sanchez, Colorado Springs, and Viola Lucero, Pueblo- 16 grandchildren and one great-grandson. Viewing from 1-6 Monday and Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday with Deacon Robert Myscofsk. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, both at St. Leander Church, Rev. Tom Noesson, celebrant. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at church hall after Mass. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers.

Velasquez, Kathleen Marie
Kathleen Marie Velasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 1999 - Kathleen Marie Velasquez, 34, born March 12, 1965, passed away June 25, 1999 ,after a lifelong illness. Survived by her parents, Atanacio B. Velasquez of Walsenburg and Anita Velasquez of Pueblo- daughter, Jennifer Velasquez of Pueblo- brothers, James Velasquez and Tom (Annette) Velasquez, both of Walsenburg, Samuel Velasquez of Montrose and David (Patricia) Velasquez of Pueblo- sisters, Valerie (Rennie) Vigil and Bernadette Hopkins, both of Pueblo- half-sisters, Patricia (John) Martinez and Josephine Rodriquez, both of Pueblo- grandmother, Monica Velasquez of Walsenburg- and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her brother, Benjamin Velasquez, and grandparents, Copio and Benita Pineda and Atanacio Velasquez Sr. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Memorial Gardens.

Velasquez, Lupita
Lupita Velasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 4, 1987 - Lupita Velasquez, 620 E. 10th, departed this life Monday, Aug. 3 , 1987. Born Dec. 18, 1898, in San Acasio. She lived in Pueblo the past three years. Survived by her children, Porfirio (Mary) Velasquez, Joe (Orlinda) Velasquez, all of Pueblo; Willie Velasquez, San Luis; Alfonso (Priscilla) Velasquez, Anaheim, Calif.; Fermin (Anna Marie) Velasquez, Colorado Springs; Dorothy Franco, Erie; Marie (Joe) Cornwall, Imperial Beach, Calif.; Annie Franco, San Francisco, Calif.; Martha Dario Gallegos, Colorado •Springs; a brother, Benjamin Martinez, Rocky Ford; a sister, Felomena Espinoza, Ontario, Calif.; 29 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, 36 great-great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday, both services Sangre de Cristo Roman Catholic Church, San Luis, the Rev. Patrick M. Valdez, C.R., celebrant. Interment, San Luis Cemetery.

Velasquez, Maria Esmeralda
Maria Esmeralda "Orlinda" Velasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 03, 1998 - Maria Esmeralda "Orlinda" Velasquez, 57, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 2, 1998. Born on March 29, 1941, in Amalia, N.M. Preceded in death by her parents, Juan Isidro and Viatris Gonzales Martinez. Survived by her loving husband, Joe M. Velasquez of the family home- sons, Mark (Patricia) Velasquez and Samson (Kathleen) Velasquez, both of Pueblo- daughters, Annette (Michael) Velasquez-Mitio, Jennie (Tom) Martinez and Elimae Velasquez, all of Pueblo- brothers, Johnny (Lupe) Martinez, Canon City- half-brother, Anthony Martinez, Rawlins, Wyo.- sisters, Susie Martinez and Edalia (Henry) Vialpando, both of Colorado Springs- grandchildren, Kendra and Adam Mitio, Fernando and Veronica Velasquez, and Angelica, Abril and Nathan Martinez. Viewing, today from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Special song service, 3:15 p.m. today, also at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Leander Church. Cremation to follow.

Velasquez, Mary C.
Mary C. Velasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2001 - Mary C. Velasquez, 85, passed away May 19, 2001. She was born May 8, 1916, in San Acacio, Colo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luis and Marina Romero; daughter, Lucy C. Jacquez; great-grandson, Michael Jacquez; and all her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children, Arnold (Virginia) Manzanares, Luis (Naomi) Manzanares, Marina (Jim) Hays, Mary Lou Velasquez, Tom (Ruth) Velasquez, Urcelia Velasquez and son-in-law, Andy Jacquez. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Viewing will be from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services will be at St. Leander's Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Velasquez, Monica
Monica Velasquez - Huerfano World – June 15, 2006 – Monica Velasquez, 95, Walsenburg, died June 7, 2006. Survived by children, Ben Velasquez, Pete Velasquez, Agnes Velasquez, Joe Velasquez, Sharon Vialpando, Richard Velasquez, Maria Wallace, Josephine Rodriguez and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, St. Mary Church, Walsenburg. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies-Ortega Funeral Home, Walsenburg, was in charge.

Velasquez, Petrita S.
Petrita S. Velasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 1986 - Petrita S. Velasquez, 86, passed away at Minnequa Medical Center on Aug. 14, 1986. Mrs. Velasquez is survived by five children, Tom (Marge) Velasquez, Rose (Ben) Torres, Frances Lira, all of Pueblo, Julia (Paul) Sandoval of Oakland, Calif., Michael Velasquez; 21 grandchildren, and granddaughter, Linda Velasquez; 30 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Elaine Velasquez, all of Pueblo. She is also survived by two sisters, Theresa (Tom) Chavez and Mela Madrid; and two brothers, John Sandoval and Latedio Sandoval, all of New Mexico. Mrs. Velasquez is preceded in death by her husband, Joe C. Velasquez, in 1975; her three sons, Arthur Velasquez in 1954, Armino Velasquez in 1965 and Joseph A. Velasquez in 1985. She was born on March 8, 1900, in Costilla, N.M., and lived in Pueblo for the past 30 years. Visitation hours from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 1986, at Imperial Funeral Home. Service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1986, at Imperial Chapel with John Justin officiating. Interment, Faith, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment.

Velasquez, Tom G.
Tom G. Velasquez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1997 - Tom G. Velasquez, 72, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 8, 1997. Survived by his wife of 45 years, Margaret Velasquez- children, Sandra Riggin, Tom J. (Amy) Velasquez Jr., Kenneth and Carolyn Velasquez- sisters, Rose (Ben) Torres, Frances Lira, Julia (Paul) Sandoval- nine grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. Preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister. Mr. Velasquez owned Tom's Trash Barrels Company for 35 years and also developed the Mobile Park and the Blende Industrial Park. He served in the Marines during World War II, was injured in Saipan and received the Purple Heart. Rosary, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Mount Carmel Church with private family interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Viewing, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Velez, Adam Christopher
Adam Christopher Velez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 1997 - Adam Christopher Velez, 25, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 22, 1997. Born on Feb. 17, 1972, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his grandmother, Rose Martinez Gonzales. Survived by his loving wife, Dana Saldana Velez of the family home- two daughters, Denyn Rae and Desirae Rose Velez of Pueblo- mother, Elizabeth (Jay) Velez-Jones, Pueblo- father, Pedro Davila Velez, Chicago, Ill.- brother, Peter Velez, Pueblo- sisters, Danielle Malouff, Boulder, Colo., Chanielle Jade Mostashiry-Jones, Pueblo- and stepsister, Jessica Jones, also of Pueblo- grandfather, John Gonzales, Pueblo- grandmother, Rafiela Velez, Chicago, Ill.- niece, Meranda Velez, Pueblo- parents-in-law, Valerie DeLeon (Jerry Jaquez), Pueblo, and Rocky (Pamela) Saldana, San Antonio, Texas- sister-in-law, Celeste Currington, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Adam was a talented bass player. He loved music, sports and weightlifting. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church. Internment, Roselawn. Celebrant, Rev. Bob Carden. Relatives and friends will be received at the family home, 4 Carlile Place.

Vella, Josephine
Josephine Vella - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2004 - Josephine Vella, 92, passed away March 2, 2004. She is preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Vella; parents, Jake and Josephine DeSalvo; brothers, Nick (Evelyn) Russ, Frank DeSalvo; in-laws, Leo (Rose) Vella; brothers in-law, Louie, Paul (Anna), Joe (Marge) Vella. Josephine is survived by her daughter, Rosemary (Carl) Marino; granddaughter, Christie (Kent) Novak; great-grandsons, Chad, Devyn Novak; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was a member of the Santa Teresa Lodge. At Josephine's request, there will be no public viewing. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, March 5, 2004, Mount Carmel Catholic Church with interment to follow Roselawn Cemetery.

Vella, Paul
Paul "Chase" Vella - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1999 - Paul "Chase" Vella, 82, passed away Feb. 10, 1999. Survived by his daughter, Roseann (Byron) Vannest- grandchildren, Paul (Zenda) Vella, Kent Vella, Michelle Vella, Ronita Vannest and Anthony (Mona) Vannest- three great-grandchildren- daughter-in-law, Judy Vella- sisters-in-law, Josephine Vella, Rose Casack, Lou (Herb) Beeman- brother-in-law, Larry (Carrie) Casack- numerous nieces and nephews- and longtime companion, Margaret Adams and family. Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Anna (Casack) Vella- son, Leo Anthony Vella- grandson, Chris Vannest- parents, Leo and Rose Vella- brothers, Vincent Vella, Louie Vella and Joe Vella. Retired after 40 years of service with CF&I. A member of the Elks Lodge and past president of The Columbus Lodge. Visitation from 1-3 p.m. today at the funeral home. Recitation of the rosary, 5 p.m. today, at Christ the King Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, Feb. 15, at Christ the King Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Vellar, Joseph C.
Joseph C. Vellar - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 2000 - Joseph C. Vellar, 75, went to be with the Lord Jan. 4, 2000, unexpectedly at his residence. He retired from Centel Power Co. after 37 years in 1987. He was the owner of Oxford Grill. He also served in the U.S. Navy in WWII and Korean Wars as a Machinist Mate 2nd Class and served on the U.S.S. Ballard Avd 10. He participated in air, land and sea battles in the South Pacific; in short, "he sailed with Halsey." He was honorably discharged in 1950. Joe was a lifetime member of the Elks Club and American Legion. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe (Mary) Vellar; and sister, Josephine. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Catalano Vellar; children, Jerry, John and Mary Beth Vellar of Pueblo and Charles Vellar of Kansas City, Mo. Also survived by numerous grandchildren and two sisters, Clara Kitchen of Pueblo and Esther McNeese of Palmer, Alaska. Funeral Mass, 2 pm. today, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors performed by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Vellar, Mildred
Mildred (Catalano) Vellar - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 2001 - Mildred (Catalano) Vellar, 75, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away Dec. 6, 2001. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, Joseph C. Vellar, Jan. 4, 2000. She is survived by her children, Jerry (Terry) Vellar, Chuck Vellar, John (Margaret) Vellar and Mary (Ed Kirby) Vellar. Also survived by several grandchildren; nieces, nephews; two sisters; and five brothers. Mildred was a lifetime member of St. Theresa's Lodge and Lady's Fidelity Lodge. Many people will remember her as the owner of the Oxford Grill for 20 years. Mildred will be remembered as a loving wife, dedicated mother, sister, grandmother, daughter and friend. Recitation of the rosary will be at 7 p.m. tonight at T.G. McCarthy Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at Shrine of St. Therese, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Velottie, Jim
Jim Velottie – Fort Collins Weekly Courier – June 21, 1912 – Thirteen Men Killed in Mine Explosion Today at Hastings, Colo. – Note: Jim Velottie is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, June 18, 1912. Jim Velottie: Austro-Tyrolian, age 36, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion of gas due a defective lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Veltman, Herman
Herman Veltman - Huerfano World - March 15, 2001- This Week in Walsenburg History - 1922: Eight people died of the flu this week, including David Ezekiel Farr, Herman Veltman and Mrs. Carolina Mazzone.

Veltman, Herman J.
Herman J. Veltman - Huerfano World - August 5, 1999 - Herman J. Veltman, 84, died July 30, 1999 in El Paso, TX. He had lived in El Paso for the past 29 years, working for the US Army and US Air Force Exchange Service for 33 years, retiring in 1970. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margie L. Veltman of El Paso. Also surviving is one sister, Martha Edmondson, Denver and several nieces and nephews, all of Colorado. Memorial service was held at Futrell Funeral Home Downtown Chapel with George Veltman officiating. Cremation.

Veltri, Angelina
Angelina (Ann) Veltri - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2004 - Angelina (Ann) Veltri was born in Crested Butte, Colo. Angelina is preceded in death by her husband, Gus in 1958; their firstborn, Fortes, in 1931; and her son, Fortes Eugene Veltri in 1990. Angelina moved to Pueblo in 1962. She was a member of Holy Family Church and for 25 years worked with shut-ins with the RSVP. She did volunteer work at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital and for the Red Cross. Angelina is survived by her son, Gus Jr. (Betty) Veltri; grandchildren, Doug (Ginger) Veltri, Pueblo, Carla Jean (Alex) Howard, Beulah, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Dell Scott, Virginia Mae Veltri, Francis Blackford, John Blackford and Cody Joe (Janelle Starcer) Jackson, all of Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins along with their families. Angelina was loved by all and will be greatly missed. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Peter the Apostle Episcopal Church with interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Veltri, Gabriel
Gabriel Veltri - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 1986 - Gabriel Veltri of Rockvale, Colo. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 17; Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, both at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Florence, with the Rev. Michael Murray officiating. Interment, Mountain Vale Memory Gardens.

Veltri, Maria Eleanora
Maria Eleanora (Eleanor) "Granny" Veltri - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2000 - Maria Eleanora (Eleanor) "Granny" Veltri, 80, died Sept. 17, in Canon City. She was born Feb. 9, 1920, in Jansen, Colo. She is survived by her children, Susan Thatcher of Florence, Colo., Lorraine Veltri of Rockvale, Colo., Mary (Dennis) Eaton of Florence, Domenic (Linda) Veltri of Pueblo and Theresa Veltri of Canon City; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jeff) Goode of Sterling, Colo., Gabriel and Maria Veltri of Pueblo; and one great-grandchild, Vanessa Goode of Sterling, Colo. Also survived by a sister, Nora Romero of Rowlett, Texas; and brother-in-law, Rev. Frank Mendez of Grand Junction, Colo. She was married to Gabriel Veltri who died in 1986. She was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church in Florence. She loved people and enjoyed visitors and was known as "Granny" or "Diya" by many of the younger people who considered her as their "second mom." She always tried to have a smile or a kind word and tried to overlook the faults of others and tried to find good in everyone. In her younger years, she baked delicious loaves of bread for her family and friends. She had a very strong faith in God and in her Catholic and Christian beliefs. Viewing will be Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Wilson-Andrews Chapel. Scriptural rosary, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. and Mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m. Both services at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Florence, Colo. Interment at Mountain Vale Memorial Park. Those wishing may make contributions to the American Diabetes Society of Colorado, 2450 S. Downing, Denver, Colo., 80210.

Veltz, Edward
Edward Veltz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 1931 - Edward Veltz, aged 81 years, died Monday afternoon at a local hospital after an illness of several weeks. He is survived by his niece, Miss Rose Young. Funeral announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 1931 - The funeral of Edward Veltz will be announced on the arrival of relatives.

Vendetti, Carol Jean
Carol Jean Vendetti - Pueblo Chieftain - June 09, 2002 - Carol Jean Vendetti, 68, of Pueblo, died Friday, June 7, 2002, following a lengthy illness. Her family was by her side. She is survived by her son, Rick Vendetti of Pueblo; daughters, Christine (Jim) Stutzman of Denver, and Valerie Vendetti of Pueblo; a brother, Anthony Scutti; and a sister, Rosemary, both of Williamsburg. Numerous other family members also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Pauline Scutti; and a sister, Dorothy Bardessona. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Charles Anthony Funeral Home in Florence. Scriptural rosary will be held on Monday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Pueblo. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 11, at 11 a.m. at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Florence with Father Michael Murray, O.S.B. as celebrant. Interment will follow at Union Highland Cemetery in Florence. In lieu of flowers and food, memorial donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice at 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Venditti, Elizabeth Anne
Elizabeth Anne Venditti - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 1986 - Elizabeth Anne Venditti of 705 Hunter Drive (Aztec Apartments), Apt. 701, Sept. 9, 1986. Wife of John Venditti, who passed away July 11, 1976, and mother of Mary (Leroy)r Hellwig and Betty Kitchen, both of Pueblo; William (Betty Lou) Venditti, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Paul (Ada) Venditti, Sacramento, Calif., and Donald (Donna) Venditti, Phoenix, Ariz. Preceded in death by her son, John Venditti Jr., who passed away April 1986. Sister of Jack Fryer and Kathleen Connell, both of whom reside in Mississippi. Survived also by 17 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Venditti was a member of Christ the King Parish. She also enjoyed her friends and the various activities in which she participated at the Aztec Apartments. Services, Christ the King Church. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Thursday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 9:30 a.m. Friday. Interment, Imperial Gardens. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Hellwig, 203 North Olive.

Venditti, Frederick Phillip
Frederick Phillip Venditti - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2004 - Frederick Phillip Venditti, age 77, of Knoxville, died at home Jan. 26, 2004. Dr. Venditti was a teacher for forty years. He served in the Army infantry during World War II. His memoir, An Unlikely Warrior, about this period of his life is currently being published. He taught and served as a teacher, counselor and administrator in public schools in Colorado and Kansas for 14 years. He joined the faculty of the College of Education, (Department of Educational Administration and Supervision), University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1963 and retired from U.T.K. in 1989. At various times while at U.T.K. he served as director of the University's School Desegregation Assistance Center, Faculty Senate President, department head, and University Ombudsman. He was a secular humanist, one of the founders of Rationalists of East Tennessee, a local group of free thinkers, and member of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Curtis, and parents Dom and Mayme Venditti; and is survived by his wife of 55 years, Anne; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Phillip Venditti and Yuna Min of Wenatchee, Wash.; daughter and son-in-law, Peghi and Robert Thacker of Hamilton Square, N.J.; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret Ann and Col. Daniel Gale of Pueblo, Colo.; grandchildren, Ryan and Samuel Thacker, Amelia and Claire Min-Venditti and Jessee Venditti; several nieces and nephews; and an abundance of friends and loved ones. At his wish there will be no memorial service at this time. At the family's request, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Rationalists of E. Tennessee, P.O. Box 51634, Knoxville, TN 37950. Please contact Dave Buck for questions regarding donations: 865-671-4222

Venditti, John Nicholas
John Nicholas Venditti - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 1986 - John Nicholas Venditti, Sacramento, Calif., and formerly of Pueblo, died March 24, 1986. Predeceased by father, John Venditti, 1976. Survived by two sons and daughter of Sacramento; mother, Elizabeth Venditti, Pueblo; sisters, Mary Hellwig, and Betty Kitchen, both of Pueblo; brothers, Paul, Sacramento, William, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Donald, Phoenix, Ariz. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Cremation, Sacramento. Mass of Intention, 9:30 a.m. Easter Sunday, Christ the King Church. Phone calls to Mary Hellwig 561-1864.

Venezio, Cheryl
Cheryl Venezio - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2004 - Cheryl Venezio, went to join her brother Brent, May 13, 2004. Born in Gunnison in 1958, Cheri spent most of her life in Pueblo. She is survived by parents, Edward and Sylvia Lane; brother, Brian (Jennifer) Lane; sisters, Brenda Lane, Lisa (Lloyd) Kittinger; niece, Angela Kittinger and numerous nieces and nephews. As an organ donor, Cheri will continue to help others. Grateful thanks to the doctors and staff at Parkview Hospital who gave her such great care. A family service has been held. Memorials can be made to a charity of choice.

Venezio, Evelyn L.
Evelyn L. Venezio - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2004 - Evelyn L. Venezio went to be with the Lord on Jan. 10, 2004. Preceded by her mother and father, Nick and Lena Venezio; and brother, Jack Venezio. Survived by children, Harvey (Kaye) Fisher, Jackie (Chuck) Fisher; grandchildren, Christopher and Jeramie Fisher, Mike (Dana), Scott, and Dean (Rachel) Van De Grift; 11 great-grandchildren; a devoted big brother, Joe (Ruth) Venezio; an adoring sister and best friend, Dorothy (Jim) Martin; numerous loving nieces and nephews. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday; both at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Venezio, Nicholas
Nicholas Venezio - Wray Rattler - February 22, 1917 - Three Women are Held In Venezio Taxicab Murder Case at Pueblo - Slain Driver Reported to Have Aroused Jealousy by Attention to One of the Suspects - Western Newspaper Union News Service - Six arrests were made by the police in the killing of Nicholas Venezio, a taxicab driver here. Venezio was shot to death, presumably by one of two passengers in his cab, just as he stopped the car near the entrance to the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Bessemer plant. Three of the suspects held are women. The prisoners gave their names as May Manning, Elnora Young, Sylvia Martin, George John, Carlo Albrica and M. A. Homes. The shooting, the police believe, grew out of a love affair between the taxi driver and one of the women arrested. It is said one of the men suspects was jealous of Venezio's attentions to the woman. A telephone message summoned Venezio to Northern avenue, where he picked up two fares. He presumably had driven the passengers to a spot near the steel works' fence, when the shooting occurred. The police found footprints leading away from the cab, and the driver dead in his death, when they arrived on the scene. Four bullets took effect in Venezio's body. Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - February 23, 1917 - Six Arrests in Taxi Killing - Pueblo - Six arrests were made by the police in the killing of Nicholas Venezio, a taxicab driver, here. Venezio was shot to death, presumably by one of two passengers in his cab, just as he stopped the care near the entrance the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company's Bessemer plant.

Venezio, Patricia R.
Patricia R. Venezio - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 2004 - Patricia R. Venezio. When tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart, for every time you think of me, I'm right here in your heart. Today, the Lord added a special angel into heaven. Patricia R. Venezio, 69, passed away Aug. 16, 2004, with her family at her side after a lengthy illness. Pat's greatest joys in life were being a wife, a mother and a friend. Pat was born on April 19, 1935, in Westport, Conn., and moved to Pueblo as a young girl. Here, she found and married the love of her life, Ciro F. Venezio. They spent 53 wonderful years together. Survived also by her son, Steven F. Venezio, who was her pride and joy. Pat is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Debbie; and many close friends. She is preceded in death by her mother, Lillian R. Burns. A devout Catholic, Pat had many charitable interests. She loved and supported her church, the Red Cloud Indian School, Sangre de Cristo Hospice and the United Way. The Venezio family would like to thank the American Medical Response Ambulance Team, both the ER and ICU staffs of Parkview Medical Center, Dr. Janice Kulik. Visitation, 7 to 8 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas R. Hinni C.M. as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites.

Venhaus, James
James Venhaus - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 1998 - James Venhaus, 67, Albuquerque, N.M., died Jan. 11, 1998. A retired U.S. Navy officer. Survived by sisters, Rita Kottenstette and Theresa Thompson, both of Pueblo. French Mortuary, Albuquerque.

Venn, Winnie
Winnie Venn - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2001 - Winnie Venn, 84, passed away April 13, 2001. Closed casket services, 2 p.m. Thursday at the Lamar United Methodist Church. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery, under the auspices of the Lamar Elks Lodge No. 1319. The casket will be opened for visitation from 1 to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Venovich, Sam
Sam Venovich - 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: Sam Venovich 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 Sam Venovich as a Croatian, age 28, and single. He was working as a driver 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

Vensor, Elmer William
Elmer William Vensor - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2004 - Elmer William Vensor, 57, born July 10, 1947, in Trinidad, Colo., passed away July 18, 2004. Elmer was a retired tailor and co-owner of Brothers Vensor Alterations and Tailoring. Elmer was an avid Broncos fan, active member of Holy Family Parish, a big fisherman and outdoorsman. He is preceded in death by his parents, Albino and Eva (Vigil) Vensor; sisters, Christella Lopez and Viola Lopez; brother, Ken Vensor. Survived by his loving wife, Maria Rosa Martinez Vensor; children, Monica Vensor, Christina Vensor and Samantha Vensor; grandchildren, Miranda Vensor and Madilynn Vensor; siblings, Frances Vensor, Betty Cloyd, Anita (Leroy) Rico, Juan Vensor, Patricia (Art) Duran and Theresa (Victor) Espinoza; sister-in-law, Virginia Vensor; other relatives and friends. Elmer enjoyed spending time with his family. His granddaughters were his shining stars. He was a very gracious man, always willing to lend a helping hand. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Rosary, 6 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday; both services at Holy Family Parish. Interment Roselawn Cemetery.

Vensor, Malcolm L.
CW3 Malcolm L. Vensor Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2003 - CW3 Malcolm L. Vensor Sr. (Ret.), passed away April 14, 2003. He retired from the Army after 23 years of service. Malcolm was a devout family man and very involved in the church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Steven and Adela; sister, Eva; brothers, Ruben, Albino and Ernest. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Sharon; sons, Malcolm Jr., Stephen (Angel) and Chris; daughter, Brandy; grandchildren, Mateo and Shianne; brothers, William (Toni), Walter and George (Carol); sisters, Carmen, Amy, Becky (Dean), Ginger and Margie (Leroy); numerous relatives and friends. The vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2003, St. Anne Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, April 21, 2003, with the Rev. James Friel, at the church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by the Fort Carson Ritual Team.

Venturi, Claudette
Claudette "Mo" Venturi - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 2003 - Claudette "Mo" Venturi, born in Albuquerque, N.M., on June 11, 1944, passed away Aug. 30, 2003, at the age of 59. Preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Inez Craft; stepfather, Jack Carter; and brother, Craig Carter. Survived by her husband, C.R. "Dick" Venturi; children, Kindra R. Venturi and Kimberly R. Venturi; sister, Clariece Brundy; grandchildren, Ashley Venturi, Parris Dove and Ty Dove; numerous nieces and nephews. Mo was a resident of Pueblo for 13 years and was employed by Dr. Michael Jarrett until the time of her illness. She was a dedicated and loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her. She was surrounded by her family and numerous friends in the recent months and passed away knowing there were no wheelchairs in heaven. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at the New Heights Baptist Church at 3304 Baltimore, Pueblo, with Pastor Walter Gragert officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to New Heights Baptist Church through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.

Vera, Dolores
Dolores Vera - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - August 31, 1917 - Policeman Kills Aged Man in Battle - Pueblo - Dolores Vera, 60 years old, was shot and killed in a battle with Patrolman Charles Wolther. Wolther had his right hand broken in two places. Vera seized the officers' club and attacked him. Wolther then shot Vera through the chest, killing him instantly.

VerBrugge, George Edial
George Edial VerBrugge - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2003 - George Edial VerBrugge, 95, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away July 21, 2003. He was born April 15, 1908, in Abilene, Kan., to William Herman and Ellen Augusta Munson VerBrugge, who preceded him along with his brothers, Carl August VerBrugge and William Herman VerBrugge II. He is survived by a nephew, William H. (Linda) VerBrugge III of Aurora, Colo.; four nieces, Linda M. (Garold) Smith, Dorothy J. (Jack) Frost, Arlene Leuszler of Topeka, Kan., and Carol A. (Ron) Swint of Emporia, Kan. He also is survived by six great-nephews, seven great-nieces and 14 great-great-nephews and -nieces. George served in WWII. He was employed by the Standard Fire Brick Co. in Pueblo from April 1947, until his retirement in 1973. Visitation, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at Imperial Funeral Home with the family present to greet friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service, noon Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Vercellino, Effico
Effico Vercellino - Yampa Leader - March 7, 1913 - With his two small children clinging to him crying for protection of their sick mother, Effico Vercellino, Italian miner at Trinidad and sufferer from tuberculosis, cut his wife's throat with a razor and then inflicted wounds upon himself from which he died two hours later.

Verderaime, Emily
Emily Verderaime - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 1999 - Emily Verderaime, 81, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 26, 1999. Preceded in death by husband, Frank, in 1993; brother, Benjamin Herald Pascoe Jr., in 1990. Survived by children, May Lee Bost, Anthony (Donna) Verderaime, both of Pueblo, Joseph James (Debbie) Verderaime of Monte Vista; sister, Gladys Mae Chutich, Marie Audrey (Ernest) Walters, both of Pueblo; brother, Joseph James (Aileen) Pascoe of Littleton; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Emily worked as a supervisor at St. Mary-Corwin Food Service for 31 years managing the coffee shop and the tray line, retiring in 1983. Her main emphasis in life was to take care of her children and they remember her zest for taking on challenges. She was a member of Our Lady of Assumption Church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Assumption Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Verdugo, Frank
Frank Verdugo - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 2005 - Frank Verdugo, 78, a U.S. Army veteran and retired steelworker, passed away Feb. 4, 2005, at Bruce McCandless CSVNH in Florence. Born Dec. 9, 1926, in Hackelberry, Ariz., he is preceded in death by his parents, Gregory and Assumption (Canada) Verdugo; wife, Josie (Aragon) Verdugo; sister, Isabel Verdugo; close friends, Debbie Romero and Eugene K. Stewart. Survived by his children, Gary (Annie) Aragon, Larry Aragon, Frances (Calvin Propst) Gardiner, Isabel "Izzy" Romero (Ken Tapia), Anita (Wayne) Padilla; three sisters, Rita Montez, Lucy Diaz, Amelia Camus; 13 grandchildren, Stefanie, Stephen and Breanna Aragon, Crystal, Christopher and Jessica Aragon, Nathan Gallegos, Calvin Jr., Eric, Leon Propst, Franchessa and Patrick Montoya, Dean Gardiner; one great-grandchild, Arianna Aragon; close friend Andrew Saldana; former daughter-in-law, April Romero; special friends, Angie (Manuel) Pacheco Romero, Connie (Angelo) Romero, Melissa Jaramillo, Angel Alcon, Tanya Quintana; other relatives and friends. Visitation 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at Angelus Chapel. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday at Southwest Church of Christ, with Pastor Gary Aragon officiating. Full military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at graveside, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Verdusco, Margaret
Margaret "Lala" (Leyba) Verdusco - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2005 - Margaret "Lala" (Leyba) Verdusco, 84, born Feb. 17, 1921, went home to be with the Lord peacefully on Feb. 24, 2005. Preceded in death by adoptive parents, Juanita and Justo Pacheco; natural parents, Adolfo and Lucia (Trujillo) Leyba; four sisters, Laura, Jennie, Cleo and Senaida. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Cecila Martinez, Frances Luz Martinez, Alfonso Martinez; brothers, Melesandro (Gena) Duran, Sergio (MariInes) Duran; grandchildren, Roy (Sophia) Martinez, Therese (Bill) Davis, Paul Dominquez, Raymond (Susie) Romero, Dennis (Joanie) Romero, Sandra (Crescencio) Espinoza, Robert Martinez, Frank Romero, Florence Martinez, Ernest (Karen) Romero, Margie Martinez, Samuel Romero, Annette Martinez, Angela Martinez; 32 great grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and friends. Margaret was affectionately known as "Lala", born in Cleveland, N.M. She lived in Guadalupita, N.M. During World War II she moved to Los Angeles, Calif. In her later years she returned to Mora, N.M. Her last years were spent in Pueblo, Colo. Her laughter, jokes, funny faces, hugs and kisses will be dearly missed by all. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Rogers Funeral Home, with inurnment in the Mora Cemetery following the service. Reception to follow in Mora, N.M. Memorial service also to be held in Las Vegas, N.M.

Verhamme, Joel W.
Joel W. Verhamme - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 2003 - Joel W. Verhamme, husband, grandpa, dad, brother and friend passed away at 49 years young on Nov. 18, 2003. Survived by his wife Kim; three sons; Jason, Joel and John; 3 daughters, Christal, Carolyn and Nicole; mother Jean; sisters, Vivian and Valerie; two brothers; James and Barry. Joel finally lost his fight after a long struggle with cancer. We Love You. 10-28-1954 to 11-18-2003

Verhoeff, William L.
William L. "Bill" Verhoeff - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2000 - William L. "Bill" Verhoeff, 73, passed away Aug. 23, 2000. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Billie Sue Verhoeff; son, Steve (Teresa) Verhoeff; granddaughters, Tammy (Lee) Carstensen and Holly Verhoeff; grandson, Steve "Thumper" Verhoeff; three great-grandchildren, James Lee, William Carstensen, and Richelle Dee Verhoeff; and brother, Justin (Joy) Verhoeff. Bill served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired in 1982 after 30 years in civil service, 15 years at the PAD, and 15 years as a U.S. Government Lumber Inspector in Arizona and Washington State. At his request, cremation with no services. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers and will receive friends at 756 S. Granito Vista Lane, Pueblo West, on Saturday, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. to share memories of Bill.

Verner, Billy D.
Billy D. Verner - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2000 - Billy D. Verner, 74, passed away Oct. 26, 2000, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Pritchett, Colo.

Verner, Jay Kevin
Jay Verner - Huerfano World - November 1, 2007 - Jay Verner, born April 10, 1975 in Pueblo, died October 30, 2007. Survived by parents, Priscilla and Jon Verner of Pueblo, grandparents, the late Marguerite and Joe Dratter and Gustan and Esther Verner. Mr. Verner graduated from the University of Southern Colorado in December, 1966, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Automotive parts and Service Management. After graduation he worked for GM in Lansing and Detroit, MI, as a quality assurance manager. Mr. Verner liked fishing, traveling and reading. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary Church at 9 a.m., Saturday, November 3, 2007, with the Rev. John O'Flynn and Father Chris Adinuba. Burial will be in South St. Mary Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 2007 - Jay Keven Verner entered into the Kingdom of the Lord on Monday, October 30, 2007, at St. Mary Corwin Medical Center. Jay was born on April 10, 1974, to Jon and Priscilla Verner of Pueblo. He was preceded in death by loving grandparents, Joe and Marguerite Dratter of Walsenburg, CO, and Gus and Ester Verner of Laramie, Wyoming. Jay attended Ben Franklin Elementary School, Heaton Middle School and East High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Automotive parts and Service Management in 1996 from the University of Southern Colorado. After graduation, he worked as a quality assurance and area service manager for General Motors at Lansing and Detroit, MI, and Dallas, TX. After moving back to Colorado, he worked for Express Scripts. Besides his love for the automotive industry, he liked reading, fishing, traveling and riding his mountain bike. He is survived by Joyce (Max) Fluckiger, Grand Junction, CO, Rosemary and Deborah Smith of Albuquerque, NM; James (Mary Ann) Ritz, Morrison, CO, Helen Delaney, Las Vegas, NV; William (Mary Ann) Coughlin, Pueblo; Tammy (Doug) Hammel, Ogden, UT; Wendy (Cal) Brown of San Diego, CA; and numerous cousins, aunts, and uncles. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m., Saturday, November 3, 2007, St. Mary's Church in Walsenburg. Graveside service will follow at South St. Mary's Cemetery.

Vernetti, Charles J.
Charles J. Vernetti - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1997 - Charles J. Vernetti, 80, died Nov. 27, 1997. Rosary service, 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 1997. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1997, both services at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Canon City. Interment at Lakeside Cemetery. Those wishing may make contributions to the St. Michael's Catholic Church Building Fund through the mortuary office.

Vernon, Corene L.
Corene L. Vernon - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 1997 - Corene L. Vernon, born on Oct. 9, 1924, passed away Oct. 18, 1997. Survived by her husband, Wayne L. Vernon- son, Jerry D. Vernon, Pueblo West- daughter, Marie A. (Robert) Dowding, Seattle, Wash.- grandchildren, Kent and Mandy Dowding, Seattle, Wash.- sisters, Darlene Fisher, Oberlin, Kan., Alene Bailey, Great Bend, Kan., Betty Rall, Colorado Springs, Delores Wheeler, Oberlin, Kan., Linda Bosler, Denver- and brother, Elwood Jording, McCook, Neb. , 10 a.m. Wednesday, Trinity Lutheran Church. Donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in her memory

Vernon, Leona M.
Leona M. Vernon – Pueblo Chieftain – September 15, 2006 - Leona M. Vernon, 81, born Aug. 27, 1925, on Goat Hill, passed away Sept. 13, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Ovie H. Vernon. Survived by her children, Michael (Lin) Vernon, Sandy Vernon; and husband, Michael Winey; grandchildren, Sadie Vernon and Johnna Vernon; sisters, Sadie Mae Tishma and Sylvia Greco; and brothers-in-law, Novie (Josephine) Vernon, Ervin (Vera) Vernon, Jim (Lucille) Wilson and Jack (Rose) Wilson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death also by her parents, Michael and Frances Marco; sisters, Jane Pullara, Mildred Potestio, Esther Sanders, Rose Pullaro and Nell Yeagley. Leona was a devout member of Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She worked at Southern Colorado Power Co. for 30 years. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Leona Vernon Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home office.

Vernon, Samuel M. Sr.
Samuel M. Vernon Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2001 - Age 57, Colorado Springs, formerly of Pueblo, passed away March 25, 2001. Born July 6, 1943, in Pueblo, to Novie and Josephine (Cozzolino) Vernon. He married Sharon (Showalter) Vernon on June 26, 1965. Survived by his parents; wife, Sharon, Colorado Springs; children, Samuel M. (Beth) Vernon Jr., Shawn (Lydia) Vernon, Steven Vernon (companion Jennifer Johanns); grandson, Charles Samuel Thomas; sister, Shirley (Sam) Sharp; sister-in-law, Barbara Shipler; niece and nephews, Kathy and Steve Eberling and John, Duane and Tom Sharp. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 501 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs. Rosary, 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2001, St. Mary Catholic Church, 22 W. Kiowa, Colorado Springs. Cremation following services. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 610 Abbot Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80905.

Verquer, Joseph Anthony Sr.
Joseph Anthony "Joe" Verquer Sr. - Greeley Tribune - January 20, 2005 - Joseph Anthony "Joe" Verquer Sr., 87, a Swink-area farmer for 50 years, died Saturday, Jan. 15, at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta. He was born May 26, 1917, in Trinchera to Emilio and Lena Dieghera Verquer and attended schools in Trinchera and Frisco Canyon. On Dec. 19, 1937, he married Jennie Petramala in Trinidad. Mr. Verquer worked for the Trinidad Creamery and became interested in farming while visiting and helping his brother-in-law, Mike Petramala, in the Walsenburg area. In 1942, the Petramalas and Verquers moved to farms south of Swink. In addition to farming, Mr. Verquer fed cattle and had a trucking company. The Verquers sold their land in 1992 and continued to live in their farm home until 2002, when they sold it and moved to Evergreen Gardens. Survivors are his wife, Jennie of Evergreen Gardens; two sons, John Verquer of Sterling and Michael Verquer and wife Cathy of Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Carylon Verquer of Greeley; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Verquer of Trinidad and Eva McKinnon of Denver; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, a great-great-granddaughter, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emillo and Lena Verquer; a son, Joe Verquer Jr.; two grandsons; three brothers, Tony, John and Dominic Verquer; a sister, Josephine Naccarato; a sister-in-law, Minnie Verquer; and a daughter-in law, Marlene Verquer. Mass will be 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick Catholic Church in La Junta. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, La Junta. Memorial gifts may be made to Arkansas Valley Hospice, P.O. Box 1067, La Junta, 81050, or through Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home and Crematorium in La Junta.

Verquer, Minnie C.
Minnie C. Verquer - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 1986 - Minnie C. Verquer, 64, died Sept. 16, 1986, in Trinidad. She is survived by her husband, Tony of El Moro, Colo.; two daughters, Lorrine Kyger and Darlene Smith; one son, Ton Verquer; six grandchildren; one brother, Domenic Pighetti; one sister, Elizabeth Feister. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Trinidad, followed by entombment in the Good Shepherd Mausoleum at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to Las Animas County 4-H Council in Trinidad.

Verquer, Tony
Tony Verquer - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 1987 - Tony Verquer, 69, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1087. He was united in marriage to Minnie Pigaditti in 1941 in Trinidad. Together they owned and operated a registered Hereford cattle ranch in El Moro for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie, on Sept. 16, 1986; and his brother, Dominic in 1985. Survived by son, Tom Verquer of La Veta; two daughters, Lorraine Kyger, Greeley; and Darlene Smith of Johnstown; six grandchildren; sister, Josephine Naccarato, Trinidad; two brothers, Joe Verquer, La Junta; and John Verquer, Trinidad; and numerous other relatives and friends. The rosary win be recited at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, immediately followed by Mass of Christian Burial, followed by entombment in Good Shepard Mausoleum, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Verschoor, Simon N.
Simon N. "Dutch" Verschoor - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2005 - Simon N. "Dutch" Verschoor, 85, went to be with the Lord, Jan. 3, 2005. He was born in Holland on Feb. 4, 1919, to Arie and Hilleghonda Verschoor. He was raised in Derby, Colo., and then moved to Alamosa, where he spent most of his early years. There, he met his wife of 63 years, Edith Sandefur of Penrose, whom he married on Nov. 1, 1941. He worked for the Colorado State Highway Department for 33 years and retired as foreman in 1984. He served as an active member of Calvary Baptist Church since 1966. Simon was an avid reader and enjoyed researching and studying in preparation for his Sunday school class he taught for many years. He is survived by his wife, Edith; children, JoAnn (Donald) Aughenbaugh, Hilda (Roger) Abbott and Lane (Robin) Verschoor; grandchildren, Denice Ulmer, Debra Aughenbaugh, DeAnna Schneider, Dennis Metcalf, Lynae Harrison, Broc and BreAnn Verschoor; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Ralph Verschoor; sister, Gladys Hazenberg; and numerous nieces and nephews. Simon was preceded by grandson, Dan Aughenbaugh; sisters, Suzanne Veldhuizen and Maggie Hof. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Calvary Baptist Church at 5 Tulane. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Vertovec, Raymond
Raymond "Mouse" Vertovec - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2004 - Raymond "Mouse" Vertovec, 70, passed away March 11, 2004. Preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Jennie Vertovec; and sister, Gladys Tice. Raymond is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Evelyn Mae "Maizie" Vertovec; children, Jean (David) Starcer, Raymond A. (Sherry Ethridge) Vertovec, Thomas (Kathy) Vertovec, Susan (Greg) Miketa, Daniel (Stacie Taravella) Vertovec, and Matthew (Alissa Marroney) Vertovec; grandchildren, David and Steven Starcer, Jessica, Tyler and Mikala Vertovec, Janna Rae and Joshua Miketa; sisters, Helen Sabo, Betty (Gene) Smelek; and brothers-in-law, Joe (Barbara) Mohorcich, and Jim Mohorcich. Raymond belonged to SNPJ and was a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Mary's Church. Family will greet friends in the parish hall following the service. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or St. Mary's Catholic Church in his memory.

Vertrees, Charles T.
Charles T. Vertrees - Yampa Leader - December 10, 1915 - Charles T. Vertrees Dies in Pueblo - Word was received Thursday evening of the death of Charles T. Vertrees at St. Mary's hospital in Pueblo. His son, Fred Vertrees, left for Pueblo in the morning but did not reach there until after the death of his father. Deceased had been in business at Yampa about a year and a half and during that time had won the respect of the entire community. Altho [sic] ill most of the time he never complained and always had a kind word for everyone. A daughter, Miss Rhea Vertrees, is attending the Greeley College and Fred had been at the Boulder College until called here a few days ago by his father's illness.

Vertrees, Clarence William
Clarence William Vertrees – Pueblo Chieftain – December 1978 – Clarence William Vertrees, late of Sugar City, passed away Dec. 18, 1978, in the Rocky Ford Hospital. Survived by his wife, Minnie Vertrees; one son, Mel G. Vertrees of Pueblo and two daughters, Lois Johnson of San Diego, Calif., and Janet Wisner of Sugar City. Grandfather of five: James A. Johnson, Bill L. Johnson, Gary L. Vertrees, Nancy Gray and Dennis Vertrees and one great-granddaughter, Leeann Johnson. Mr. Vertrees was a charter member of the Pueblo Rock Hounds and the Colorado Barb Wire Assn. He was born April 3, 1891, in Georgetown, Colo., spent 85 years as a rancher on Vertrees Ranch, 25 miles southeast of Pueblo, moving to Sugar City in 1976. He owned a construction company with his son for many years, building the Pueblo Public School Stadium. Mr. and Mrs. Vertrees were married Oct. 4, 1914, in Pueblo and homesteaded along the Huerfano River. He was active in the community and served in many capacities with the local Republican Party. Services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Roger L. Hupp, Divine Science Church, officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Mr. Vertrees will lie in state from 9 a.m. Thursday until time of service. The family may be contacted at the home of Mel Vertrees, 28922 Everett Road.

Vesselman, August
August Vesselman - Buena Vista Democrat - February 21, 1884 - The body of August Vesselman was found frozen on the prairie, south of Pueblo, on the 11th. He formerly lived in Denver.

Vest, Florence L.
Florence L. Vest - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1997 - Florence L. Vest, 91,passed away Aug. 11, 1997. Survived by her son, David (Nancy) Vest-Harmon of Pueblo- sisters, Bessie Olson of Sandy, Utah, Lucille (Ralph) Robertson of Denver, Mary (Wes) of Denver, Winafred Hill of Redwood City, Calif.- brother, Franklin Finch- brother-in-law, Buddy McCabe of Cortez- grandchildren, Donnie Stanley, David Harmon Jr., Susan McHugh, Theresa Harmon, Karen Gay- 15 great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Thomas W. Vest on Jan. 23, 1997- sisters, Mae Stone, Rethal Zimmerman, Laretta McCabe, Helen Briggs and Veda Shelton- brother, Woodrow Finch. Born on Sept. 29, 1905, in Meeker. Florence and Thomas were owners and operators of the East Side Cleaners until their retirement in 1975. Member of the Belmont Church of the Nazarene, SRDA and the Bicycle Club. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 1997, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Vest, Laurine Isabel
Laurine Isabel Vest - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2005 - Laurine Isabel Vest, 94, passed away Aug. 29, 2005. Survived by her children, Nyla Jean McElroy of Longmont, Colo., and Donald R. (Rose) Vest of Pueblo; grandchildren, Lisa Beth (Chris) Bertrand of Longmont, Colo., and David (Dayna) Lee of Hawaii; and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles T. Vest; and parents, Charles A. and Laura Ellen Stage. Laurine was born Dec. 20, 1910, in Anthony, Kan. Laurine was the founder and owner of Laurine's Flowers. She was a 50-year member of First Baptist Church, having been active as a deaconess in the music department and the Win-One-Sunday School Class. She was a participant in several music clubs and circles. Laurine enjoyed her membership in Pueblo Chapter No. 7 OES, PEO Chapter AU, Monday Music Club and her affiliation with Citrus Sisters music group. Her life was filled with music, art and laughter. She loved to give programs consisting of reading and music accompanied by her dear friend, Leona Zimmerman. In addition to music, she enjoyed painting and was a fine artist, having studied with several teachers including Kyle Bunch. At her request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. James Harley officiating, concluding with an Eastern Star service. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Vetere, Josephine
Mrs. Josephine Vetere - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 1931 - The body of Mrs. Josephine Vetere is being cared for at the Geo. F. McCarthy Funeral Home. Announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 1931 - The funeral of Mrs. Josephine Vetere will take place Monday at 9:30 from the chapel of the Geo. F. McCarthy Funeral home and from Mt. Carmel church at 10 a.m. Interment Roselawn. Recitation of the Rosary, Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the chapel. Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 1931 - The funeral of Mrs. Josephine Vetere took place Monday at 9:30 from the chapel of the Geo. F. McCarthy Funeral Home, and from Mt. Carmel church at 10 a.m. Rev. Fr. S. M. Giglio celebrated Requiem High mass. Mrs. Rose Alex sang the requiem. Frances Sammartino assisted at the organ. Members of the A. T. & B. of Pueblo attended in a body and conducted the service at the grave. Joseph Rose delivered a eulogy. The flower bearers were Mary Battagila, Maria Cocharo, Concetta Palermo, Anna Caponera, Carolina De Pima, Carmella Caricato, Nellie Russo. The pallbearers were Bernardina Battaglia, Domenica Rossorelli, Angelina Porfilio, Filipina Iacobone, Maria Liberato, Emillia Ditomaso. Interment Roselawn.

Vetoyanis, Gust C.
Gust C. Vetoyanis – Pueblo Chieftain – July 19, 1960 – Gust C. Vetoyanis (died) July 18.  Husband of Mrs. Dementri Vetoyanis of the family home, 1406 Carteret.  Father of Mrs. Joan Zavichas, Pueblo, George Zaharias and Mrs. Helen George, both of Los Angeles, Calif., Chris Zaharias, Tampa, Fla. and Tom Zaharias, Denver.  Grandfather of 15, great-grandfather of 16.  Brother of Steve Vetoyanis, Oklahoma City, Okla., and a sister in Greece.  Member of St. John Greek Orthodox Church and the Pueblo Chapter of Pan Arcadian Artemmision.  A resident of Pueblo County since 1907.  Farmed for many years on St. Charles Mesa.  His daughter-in-law, Mrs. Babe Didrikson Zaharias, world famous sportswoman, and his grandson, Chris "Babe" Zaharias, both died in 1957.  Arrangements later.

Vezlola, John
John Vezlola – New Castle Nonpareil – March 16, 1899 – Thursday morning at Prior, a coal camp nine miles southeast of Walsenburg, the little four-year-old son of a Slav coal miner, named John Vezlola, was burned to death. The mother left the children locked in the house, and in her absence they set the house of fire. Neighbors rescued the youngest of the children, but could not save the other on account of the smoke.

Vezzani, Jennie
Jennie Vezzani - Huerfano World - January 6, 1977 - Mrs. Jennie Vezzani, 67, of Pryor died Thursday December 30, 1976 at Huerfano Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Vezzani had been a patient at the hospital for two weeks and had been ill the past three years. Born on December 12, 1909 at Rouse, Mrs. Vezzani lived her entire life at Rouse or Pryor. She was married to Max Vezzani October 8, 1927. Mr. Vezzani, a miner, and proprietor of Max's Beer Tavern at Rouse, preceded his wife in death on October 6, 1959. Mrs. Vezzani was a member of St. Mary Church. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary Vigna and Mrs. Clara Quartiero, both of Pryor; four sons, Louis and Lindo Vezzano of Walsenburg, Lawrence Vezzani of Aguilar, and Max Vezzani Jr. of Castle Rock; two sisters, Mrs. Vera Scuzzaro and Mrs. Enis Baudino, Aguilar; two brothers, Angelo Pugnetti, Aguilar and Arthur Pugnetti of Gulnare; twenty three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Rosary recitation was held at 7 p.m., Sunday January 2 at St. Mary's Church. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Vezzani, Pauline
Pauline Vezzani - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 1986 - Pauline Vezzani, a Pueblo resident for 40 years, late of 22 Meadowbrook Lane, passed away Jan. 26, 1986. Mrs. Vezzani was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is survived by her husband, Louis Vezzani of the family home; one son, David Louis Vezzani of Merced, Calif.; one daughter, Donna Louise Maestas of Price, Utah; six grandchildren, David Curtis Vezzani, Kevin Louis Vezzani, Lisa Charline Vezzani, Michael Justin Vezzani, Jessica Louise Maestas and Sara Lynn Maestas; her mother, Grace Cathey of Pueblo; and a half-sister, Jean Brandon of Santa Monica, Calif. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1001 Constitution. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Those who wish may make donations to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 22 Meadowbrook Lane.

Via, Nellie
Nellie Via - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2000 - Nellie Via, age 77, of Lamar, died May 19, 2000. Rosary/scripture service, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2000. Both services at St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial at Fort Lyon Veterans National Cemetery. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Valley Memorial, Lamar. Memorial contributions to the church.

Vialpando, Adelmo
Adelmo "Elmer" Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2005 - Adelmo "Elmer" Vialpando, of Pueblo, passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005. He is survived by his sisters, Marcella Gomez, Priscilla (Bob) Medina, Annie (Raul) Sandoval, Barbara (Albert) Garcia, Martha Vialpando; brothers, Silvan (Viola) Vialpando, Donald Vialpando; brother-in-law, George Medina; and numerous nieces and nephews. "Elmer" loved his trips to Cripple Creek and playing bingo. Recitation of the Rosary, 7 p.m. today, Nov. 29, 2005, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment to take place at a later date in Chama, Colo.

Vialpando, Annie J.
Annie J. Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 1999 - Annie J. Vialpando, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 24, 1999 . She was married to Fred R. Vialpando, who survives her, as do her children, Fred., Diane, Irene, Earl, Renold and Eli- 10 grandchildren- and one great-grandchild. Visitation at the funeral home from 3 until 5 p.m. Sunday followed by a prayer service at 5 p.m. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday, June28, 1999 , at Garden Chapel. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery.

Vialpando, Ben
Ben Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 2003 - Ben Vialpando, 48, of Pueblo passed away Aug. 3, 2003. Born Jan. 22, 1955, in Merced, Calif. Preceded in death by father, Benino Vialpando. Survived by his loving wife, Becky; sons, Raymond and James; daughter, Mona Lisa (James); mother, Ernestine; brothers, Virgil (Joy) Dennis (Patsy) and Jose (Holly); sister, Gail (Scott); two grandchildren. Ben will also be missed by the Avalos family and many other family members and friends. He was involved with Pueblo Bikers United and loved what they stood for which was helping children. Ben died doing what he loved most, riding against the wind. We will ride one last time on earth, then you can ride safely with God forever. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday at Romero Chapel. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family. There also will be a graveside service, 10 a.m. Monday at Memorial Gardens, 3825 Airport Road, Colorado Springs CO. Military honors by Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pueblo Government Agency, 720 N. Greenwood. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services.

Vialpando, Betsy E.
Betsy E. Vialpando – Pueblo Chieftain – September 06, 2006 - Betsy E. "Pidy" Vialpando departed this life on Sept. 3, 2006, following a brief illness. A lifetime Avondale resident, Pidy was born Aug. 4, 1928. She was a homemaker and caregiver. She loved exercising, cooking, baking and shopping. She loved being with the "loves of her life," her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tobias "Toby" Vialpando; parents, Abundo and Roselia Sanchez; daughter-in-law, Pat Vialpando; and sisters, Olivia Jacquez and Stella Valdez. Pidy is survived by her children, Rita (Eli) Berumen, Antionette (Bernard) Padilla and Arthur Vialpando; grandchildren, Carmen (Garrett Ortiz) Romero, Elias (Kerri) Berumen, Carlos Berumen, Tim Romero, Tony (Tonya) Padilla, Randy (Lisa) Padilla, Reyland Padilla, Tiffany and Mario Vialpando; great-grandchildren, Elicia, Marissa, Devin, Kris, Daniel, Mercedes, Brady, Michael and Allie; also survived by her brothers, Albert (Ramona) Sanchez, Raymond Sanchez and Danny Jaquez; sisters, Mary (Terry) Sena, Angela (Lino) Ambriz and Sofie Schambach; sisters-in-law, Della Ornelas, Ruth Contreras and Frances Vialpando; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Mary Martinez, Sofia and Henry Bernal and Eppie and Liz Solano. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, with interment to follow at St. Vrain Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Sacred Heart Hall after burial.

Vialpando, Charles Joseph
Charles Joseph Vialpando - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 19, 2008 - Charles Joseph Vialpando, 75, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 15, 2008, after a brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon Vialpando; children, Deb (Dennis) Darrow, Lisa (Rick) Sexton and Tom (Marilyn) Vialpando; stepson, Tim (Sherri) Day; grandchildren, Leah Osbern, Carly and Ally Darrow, Elizabeth, Zachariah, and Hannah Vialpando, and Taylor and Cassie Day. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Shrine of St. Terese Catholic Church in Pueblo.

Vialpando, Charlotte
Charlotte Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 1998 - Charlotte Vialpando, 77, of Pueblo passed away Sept. 22, 1998. Survived by her husband of 40 years, Mike- children, Lynda L. Moinzad and Marla (Richard) Casias- stepchildren, Mike Vialpando, Connie Sanford and Joseph Vialpando- grandchildren, John P. Moinzad, Armon Moinzad, Sasha D. Moinzad, Natasha R. Casias, Joshua Casias and Mike M. (Bobbie Jo) Vialpando III- and nieces and nephews, Jennifer (Luis Ray) Romero, Debra J. (Victor) Orozco, David L. Taylor, Raymond (Mary) Pena, Ernest (Mary) Romero, Henrietta (George) Sandoval, Jerry Lee Romero, Frankie Romero and Rose Valdez. After living a good life she is now reunited with her parents, four sisters and three brothers who preceded her in death. Charlotte loved playing the game of Chance, traveling and being with her friends and family. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, noon Saturday. Both services at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. If friends wish, memorial contributions may be made to Franciscan Mission Associates, P.O. Box 598, Mt. Vernon N.Y. 10551-0598 in her memory.

Vialpando, Cornelio J.
Cornelio J. Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 2004 - Cornelio J. Vialpando, 85, of Pueblo. Went home to be with the Lord, Sept. 18, 2004. Born Oct. 28, 1918, in Chama, Colo., to the union of Eduvihen and Rafelita Vialpando. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Martha Vialpando; one brother, two sisters, and son-in-law, Joseph Trujillo. Survived by children, Flora (Billy) Gonzales, Cathy Trujillo, Louella (Pedro) Padilla, Anthony Cornelio Vialpando, Sylvia (James) Puga, Calvin (Charlene) Vialpando, Johnnie Vialpando, Jonel (Reuben) Casias; brother, Fred Vialpando; sister, Rose Rivera; 20 grandchildren, and 44 great-grandchildren. He retired from the Rainbow Bakery and was an inspirational Christian, he loved hunting, fishing and spending good times with all his family and friends. For years he and mom sold at the farmers market and enjoyed sharing his blessings with the poor and needy. His joy was to share Jesus with everyone he met. Viewing, 2 to 5:30 p.m., prayer service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, all at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services.

Vialpando, Dimas P.
Dimas P. Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2004 - Dimas P. Vialpando, age 61, a longtime Colorado Springs resident, died on July 25, 2004, at St. Francis - Pikes Peak Hospice in Colorado Springs. He was born on Oct. 5, 1942, at Maes Creek, Colo., a son of the late Gabriel and Eliasaida Maes Vialpando. Dimas was a retired journeyman molder, having retired from Svedala Industries in 1999 after 31 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during Vietnam. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church and he loved to play the guitar. Dimas is survived by his wife, Eleanor Vialpando; children, Emily, Victor and David Vialpando, all of Colorado Springs, Steve Barela of Pueblo, Brenda (Tim) Hurtado of Riverside, Calif.; sisters, Phyllis (Charlie) Burke and Juanita (Al) Martinez, both of Denver, Pete (Cordelia) Vialpando of Hayward, Calif.; grandchildren, Ashley and Kristina Martinez of Pueblo, Lucas Vialpando, Jasmine and Jerod Abeyta, Gabriela and Vincent Vialpando, David and Hannah Griego, all of Colorado Springs, Joe and Reuben Barela of Pueblo, Tim and Sara Hurtado and devoted granddaughter, Vanessa Hurtado, all of Riverside, Calif.; special friend, Gene Sanchez; devoted niece, Naomi Meehan; special (primo) Dwayne "Dude" Vialpando; and numerous other nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at Blunt Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 29, 2004, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2030 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, with the Rev. Neil Wack CSC officiating. Cremation will follow the service.

Vialpando, Elisaida M.
Elisaida M. Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 1999 - Elisaida M. Vialpando, 87, of Walsenburg. Survived by children, Dimas (Eleanor) Vialpando, Colorado Springs, Phyllis (Charley) Burke, Denver, Pedro "Pete" (Corky) Vialpando, Hayward, Calif., Juanita (Al) Martinez, Denver-sisters, Perfecta Maes, Pueblo, Clorinda Ortivez, Walsenburg- brother, Toby Maes, Pueblo- 19 grandchildren- 15 great-grandchildren- numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Jose Gabriel Vialpando in 1979. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday with Father George Uralkunnel officiating. Interment, Valdez Cemetery in Gardner. Huerfano World - May 20, 1999 - Elisaida M. Vialpando, 87, of Walsenburg, died April 27, 1999 at her home. Born November 2, 1911 in Maes Creek to Juan Pablo and Manuelita Rael Maes, she was a member of St. Mary Church and Coronado Club. Mrs. Vialpando is survived by her children, Dimas Vialpando, Colorado Springs, Phyllis Burke, Denver, Pedro Vialpando, Hayward, CA, Juanita Martinez, Denver; sisters, Perfecta Maes, Pueblo and Clorinda Ortivez, Walsenburg; a brother, Toby Maes, Pueblo; 19 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was May 1 at St. Mary Church. Burial was in Valdez Cemetery in Gardner.

Vialpando, Ernest Joseph
Ernest Joseph Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2000 - Ernest Joseph Vialpando, age 68, passed away Oct. 28, 2000. Mr. Vialpando is preceded in death by his parents, Macedonio and Amalia Vialpando; mother- and father-in-law, Paul and Feliz Martinez; and brothers, Dominico and Leo Ortega. He is survived by his loving wife, Fran Vialpando; and children, Phyllis (Rick) Vigil, Lottie (Ron) Serna and Sonya Vialpando. Grandfather of Daniela Trujillo and Jason Trujillo, Nicol Esquibel, Mario Serna and Carlos (Roseanna Vigil) Serna. Great-grandfather of his pride and joy, Monica Trujillo. Other great-grandchildren are Emelio and Antonio Trujillo. Ernest is also survived by his brothers, Aron (Bernice) Ortega and Leofonso (Genevieve) Ortega; sisters, Mary Griego and Billie (Amos) Garcia; numerous nieces and nephews; godchildren, David Romero, Lori Herrera, Ernie Joe Griego and Nicol Esquibel and confirmed Al Estrada Jr.; as well as extended family and friends. His greatest joy was his daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Vialpando retired from Rainbo Bakery after 39 years of service. He was a member of St. Anne Church parish. Rosary, Wednesday, 7 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 11 a.m., St. Anne Church. Cremation will follow.

Vialpando, Florentino
Florentino "Floyd" Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 1998 - Florentino "Floyd" Vialpando, 93, of Pueblo passed away Dec. 21, 1998. Born on March 11, 1905, in Costilla, N.M. Preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Josefita Vialpando- three brothers, Ruben, J.I. and Max Vialpando- and three sisters, Florencia DeHerrera, Eleanor Hurtado and Clorinda Chavez. Survived by his loving wife, Martha Vialpando, of the family home- sons, John (Adeline) Vialpando Sr. and Floyd (Mary Ellen) Vialpando Jr., both of Pueblo- daughters, Mary A. Martinez, Pueblo, and Tina (Arthur) Padilla, Chicago, Ill.- stepson, William (Flora) Salazar, Pueblo- stepdaughters, Ruth (Orlando) Bobian, Pueblo, Colo., Roberta Ortivez, Pueblo, and Mary Ellen Montano, Denver, Colo.- sister, Susanna Aragon, Pueblo- 15 grandchildren- and 27 great-grandchildren. Floyd enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors, singing and the time he spent with his family. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday at the Shrine of St. Therese Church, Rev. Vicente Paz en la Casa, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall after Mass.

Vialpando, Joe G.
Joe G. Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 1987 - Joe G. Vialpando, 89, late of 1516 E. Second, departed this life Oct. 16, 1987. Preceded in death by wife, Sinforosa Vialpando , in 1965; son, Frank Vialpando, in 1981; and daughter, Maria Vialpando, in 1986. Survived by children, Toby (Sadie) Vialpando of California, Rafilita (Joseph) Gomez of Denver, Mary (Gilbert) Baca and Eddie Vialpando, both of Pueblo; daughter-in-law, Lupe Vialpando of Denver; and sister, Esther Medina of Pueblo. Also survived by 37 grandchildren, 93 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Evening service, 7 p.m. Monday at Rivera Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery. Friends and relatives will be received at 1516 E. Second, home of Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Baca.

Vialpando, John Gilbert
John Gilbert Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2006 - John Gilbert Vialpando, 67. Born Sept. 28, 1938, in Avondale, passed away July 28, 2006, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was proprietor of Gil's Barber Shop since 1960 until his illness. He retired from Coors Ceramic Plant in 1993. Gil was a member of the Autobee Club, FOE Pueblo Aerie No. 145. He was a lifelong sports enthusiast. He also loved music and dancing. He graduated from Central High School, the class of 1957. Gil was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene "Gene" Pando and Delma Autobee Pando; and a sister, Evangeline Pando Berkenhoff. He leaves to cherish his memory beloved wife, Virginia Roldan Vialpando of the family home; children, Louis Vialpando, Los Angeles, Calif., Debbie (Raymond) Gone, Harlem, Mont., Jerry Vialpando, Aurora, Colo., Lisa (Michael) Lichtwardt, Havre de Grace, Md.; a sister, Marian Pando Amland, Fort Pierce, Fla.; four grandchildren, Justin and Elizabeth Vialpando, Brianne (Tristan) Harkins, Sarah Gone; one great-granddaughter, Cadence Harkins; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and extended family. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both services, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, with the Rev. Kevin Bachmann, OSB, as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites. In your charity, memorial donations may be made in memory of Gil Vialpando, to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Vialpando, Joseph
Joseph Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2000 - Joseph Vialpando, a restaurant cook, passed away Jan. 10, 2000. Born July 23, 1944, in Rawlins, Wyo. Preceded in death by son, Phillip Vialpando; father, Mike (Charlotte) Vialpando; and grandparents, Fermin (Benita) Vialpando, who raised Joseph. He graduated from Midwest College of Culinary Arts and worked in several Pueblo restaurants. Survived by his loving children, Mike (Bobbie Jo) Vialpando and Marla (Richard) Casias; mother, Vera Eisenberg; brother, Mike A. Vialpando; grandchildren, Natasha and Joshua Casias, Phillip J. Romero, Angel and Angelo Vialpando and numerous relatives and friends. He enjoyed watching wrestling matches and visiting with his neighbors. At Mr. Vialpando's request, cremation. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel. Inurnment at a later date in Rawlins, Wyo.

Vialpando, Joseph Eddie Sr.
Joseph Eddie Vialpando Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 1998 - Joseph Eddie Vialpando Sr., 59, affectionately known as Mr. V," passed away Jan. 25, 1998, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born March 19, 1938, in Walsenburg. He was a meat cutter by trade. Survived by his children, Joe Eddie Vialpando Jr., Chris Vialpando, Ted Vialpando, Vince Vialpando, Efren (Betty) Vialpando, Jose Elipio Vialpando and Liz (Joe Duran) Conner- siblings, Joe T. (Sadie) Vialpando, Rafelita (Joe) Gomez and Mary Baca- aunt, Esther Medina- niece, Barbara Baca- sister-in-law, Lupe Vialpando- 17 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Predeceased by parents, Jose and Sinforosa Vialpando- sister, Annie Montoya- and brother, Frank A. Vialpando. Evening service, 7 p.m. today. Funeral service, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at Angelus Funeral Chapel, Rev. Jerry Montoya officiating. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale. Family will receive friends at 1104 Palmer.

Vialpando, Joseph Jr.
Joseph Vialpando Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2000 - Joseph Vialpando Jr., 45, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 9, 2000. Born March 27, 1955, in Denver, Colo. Preceded in death by father, Joseph E. Vialpando Sr. Survived by sons, Joseph E. Vialpando III, James Vialpando, and Jerry Vialpando, all of Pueblo; daughter, Sherry Vialpando, Pueblo; mother, Bertha (Sonny) Trujillo, Pueblo; brothers, Jose Vialpando, Denver, Vince Vialpando, Ted Vialpando, Chris Vialpando and Efren (Betty) Vialpando, all of Pueblo; sister, Liz (Henry) Cruz, Pueblo; and grandchildren, Noah and Alexis Vialpando, both of Pueblo. Joseph loved spending time with children and grandchildren. He also loved fishing and animals. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Pastor Tony Garcia officiating. Both at Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after the interment.

Vialpando, Leo
Leo Vialpando - Huerfano World - July 22, 1993 - Leo Vialpando, 69, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Turkey Creek, died Wednesday, July 14, 1993. Born Oct. 20, 1923 in Gardner, he lived his earlier life in the area, joining the US Army in 1941. He married Scholastica "Lucky" Barela Aug. 12, 1946. They moved to Colorado Springs in 1960 where he worked as a mess attendant for the US Air Force Academy. Mr. Vialpando is survived by his wife, Scholastica, Colorado Springs; ten children, David Vialpando, Duane Vialpando, John Vialpando, Yvonne Vialpando, Dori Vialpando, Suzanne Hernandez, Marcella Vialpando, Dwight Vialpando, Robert Vialpando and William Vialpando; 18 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was Tuesday from Sacred Heart Church in Gardner. Burial was in Valdez Cemetery.

Vialpando, Margaret Maria
Margaret Maria Vialpando - Huerfano World - April 19, 2007 - Margaret Maria Vialpando passed away on April 11, 2007 at her home in Gardner. Born February 20, 1927. She is preceded in death by her husband primitive, sons Everette, Juno, and Roger Vialpando; her Parents Estanslado and Clarita Cortez, and three sisters, five brothers, and grandson Wayne Galvez. She is survived by nine children, Veronica (Harold) Vargas, Tim and Chuck Vialpando, Jess (Gina) Vialpando, Barbara Galvez, Esther (John) Vialpando, Stan (Evelyn) Vialpando, and Francis Castillo. Also survived by her sister-in-law, Nora Cortez; grandchildren Joaquin (Tess) Medina, Harold Vargas Jr., India, Tara, Tano, Ricco, Tasia Vialpando, Andrea and Tara Vialpando, Stewart Vialpando, Jason Cisneros, Myra (Juan) Trujillo, Barbara (Carlos) Santana, Melissa and Jess Jr. Vialpando, Marge (Shane) DeFreese, Lydia and Nick Vialpando, Stanley Vialpando Jr., Semi Gordon, Charlie and Nicolette Galvez, and David Montez, 26 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. Margaret also liked going to Bingo, loved supporting her church, loved cooking for her family and friends and sewing blanket for all of her family.

Vialpando, Mary
Mary Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 1999 - Mary Vialpando, 90, of Rocky Ford, died Sept. 2, 1999. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1999, St. Peter's Catholic Church. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation, 2-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Vialpando, Mike
Mike Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1999 - Mike Vialpando, 78, passed away Aug. 12, 1999. Preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Vialpando- parents, Fermin and Benita Vialpando- and grandson, Phillip Vialpando. Survived by his children, Mike A. (Linda) Vialpando, Joseph Vialpando, Connie (Roy) Summerford, Lynda Moinzad and Marla (Richard) Casias-grandchildren, Dion, Sandy, Pam, Victor, Sharon, Mike III, Sherry, James, Robert, Renee, John, Armon, Sasha, Natasha and Joshua- numerous great-grandchildren- brother, Jake (June) Vialpando of Wyoming- and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Vialpando was a U.S. Army veteran. He served his God, his country, his wife and family with a strong hand and a soft heart. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 9:30a.m. Monday. Both services at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Kidney Foundation through the funeral home office.

Vialpando, Patricia L.
Patricia L. Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2000 - Patricia L. Vialpando, 39, of Pueblo, passed away April 2, 2000. Born April 28, 1960, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by grandparents, Juan and Adelida Romero and Gilbert and Cordelia Dorrance. Also preceded in death by grandparents-in-law, Moses and Amalia Vialpando and Abundo and Roselia Sanchez; and god-child, Crystal Dorrance. Survived by her loving husband, Arthur Vialpando, of the family home; children, Tiffany and Mario Vialpando, of the family home; parents, Filemon-Phil and Mary Romero, Pueblo; sisters, Phyllis Laydon (Frank Milne), Arvada, Colo., and Yvonne (Gary) Roybal, Lakewood, Colo.; brothers, Terry (Geri) Romero, Windsor, CO., Frank (Linda) Romero, Lloyd (Angie) Romero , Phillip (Dorothy) Romero, Carl (DeAnn) Romero, all of Pueblo; parents-in-law, Tobias and Betsy Vialpando, Avondale, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Rita (Eli) Beruman, and Antionette (Bernard) Padilla, both of Pueblo; godchildren, Michael Laydon and Elicia Romero. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews on both sides. Patricia enjoyed baseball games, making crafts and cooking the best green chile. She loved the times she spent with her family. No viewing. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church, Rev. Bob Carden, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Joseph Hall after the interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pueblo Bank and Trust in remembrance of Patricia Vialpando.

Vialpando, Patrick
Patrick Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 2002 - Patrick Vialpando, 36, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 13, 2002, due to a motor vehicle accident. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Floyd and Carmen Vialpando; and nephew, Martin Ayala. Survived by his loving wife, Eleanor Vialpando; sons, Jeremy and Josh; daughters, Jill and Aliesha; parents, John and Adeline Vialpando; father- and mother-in-law, Robert and Mary Archuletta; grandparents, Raymond and Bea Lopez; brothers, John Jr., Ernest and Ryan; sisters, Cindy (Martin) Ayala, Loretta Aragon and Jeanette (Maurice) Vialpando-Johnson; brothers-in-law, Robert (Ebby) Archuletta, Chuck (Cindy) Archuletta and Anthony Archuletta; sisters-in-law, Dolores Montoya, Susan (Joe) Martinez and Cindy (Rocky) Amato; Godsons, Isaiah and Nicholas; good friend, Joe Trujillo; and numerous nieces and nephews. He loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He graduated from Central High School in 1984, won state champ in wrestling in 1983. He attended Western State College, then served his country in the U.S. Navy. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today, at Romero Chapel. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Joseph Church. Inurnment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Joseph Hall following Inurnment.

Vialpando, Philip
Philip Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 1986 - Philip Vialpando, 427 W. 12th St., departed this life March 21, 1986, at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. Born Dec. 20, 1964, in Wyoming. Survived by parents, Joseph Vialpando and Rose Valdez, both of Pueblo; one sister, Maria Vialpando, one brother, Mike Vialpando, both of Pueblo; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Vialpando, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Eisenberg, great-grandfather, Fermin Vialpando, all of Pueblo; and a host of other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel. To cremation.

Vialpando, Primitivo
Primitivo Ralph Vialpando - Huerfano World - January 7, 1993 - Primitivo (Juno) Ralph Vialpando, 37, died at his Home in Gardner Jan. 1, 1993. Born in Pueblo Dec. 15, 1955, the son of Primitivo and Margaret Cortez Vialpando, after graduating from high school he attended the University of Colorado at Boulder for one year. He was disabled from an accident suffered early in his life and never worked. He married the former Susan Montez, Aug. 8, 1988 in Turkey Creek. Survivors include his wife, Susan, Gardner; a stepson, David Montez, Gardner; his mother, Margaret Vialpando, Gardner; six brothers, Edward, Tim, Charles and Randy Vialpando, all of Gardner, Jess Vialpando, Maes Creek, and Stan Vialpando, Oxford, OH; five sisters, Veronica Vargas, Gardner, Francis Trujillo and Barbara Galvez, Pueblo, Esther Vialpando, Turkey Creek and Yvette Vialpando, Walsenburg; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Funeral mass was Wednesday from Sacred Heart Church in Gardner. Burial was in La Paloma Cemetery at Turkey Creek. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Vialpando, Robert Samuel
Robert Samuel Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2001 - Robert Samuel Vialpando, 48, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Feb. 20, 2001. Born Jan. 8, 1953, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his father, Margarito Vialpando; and sister, Fonsita Vialpando. Survived by his mother, Cora Vialpando; sister, Juanita Arguello; brothers, Louis (Roseann) Vialpando and Daniel Vialpando; niece, Melissa Vialpando; nephews, Danny Paul, Aaron Samuel and Isaiah Vialpando; uncle, Art Valdez; aunts, Beatrice (Ernest) Arguello, Tina Valdez; and sister-in-law, Betty Vialpando; numerous cousins. Bobby enjoyed the time that he spent with his friends at the Spectrum Community Day Program. He also enjoyed listening to music. Viewing today 1-7 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary Thursday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. Funeral service Friday, 11 a.m., both at Romero Funeral Chapel. Officiant, Chaplain James Slak. Cremation to follow service. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Vialpando, Tito J.
Tito J. Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 2005 - Tito J. Vialpando, 79. Born April 10, 1926, passed away Nov. 28, 2005. Preceded in death by parents, Jose and Fernanda Vialpando; two brothers and three sisters. Survived by his sister, Della Sais and numerous nieces and nephews. He served in the Army during World War II. At his request there will be no viewing or service. Interment at Fort Logan in Denver, Colo. Flowers or donations may be sent to Sangre De Cristo Hospice, 1716 Reading Ave., Pueblo, CO 81001, or through the funeral home.

Vialpando, Tobias
Tobias "Toby" Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2001 - Tobias "Toby" Vialpando, 72, departed this life at his home Oct. 23, 2001, following a brief illness. A lifetime Avondale resident, Toby was born Oct. 29, 1928. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1983 as an ammo specialist. In days gone by, Toby was quite a baseball player, having played for the Pueblo Indians and Walter's Brewery teams. He loved watching the Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos. To the community of Avondale he was known as "Cruiser," as he enjoyed taking people to the store or doctor's appointments. He truly cared about his fellow citizen. It was a known fact that daily between the hour of 9 to 9:30 a.m. Toby could be found at Sacred Heart Church praying the rosary. He never missed a day or Sunday Mass. Preceded in death by his parents, Moises and Amalia (Valdez) Vialpando; daughter-in-law, Patricia Vialpando; brothers, Aggie Pando, Tony (Espiridon) Vialpando; brother-in-law, Jim Ornelas; nephews, Joey Montez and Albert Sanchez Jr. Toby leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 53 years, Betsy Elizabeth (Sanchez) Vialpando; children, Arthur Vialpando, Rita (Eli) Berumen, Antionette (Bernard) Padilla; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, who all were the love of his life. He called them his monkeys. The grandchildren: Carmen (Tim) Romero, Elias (Kerri) Berumen, Carlos Berumen, Tony, Randy and Reyland Padilla, Mario, Tiffany Vialpando, Elicia, Marissa, Devin, Kris, Daniel and Mercedes. Survived also by sisters, Della Ornelas, Ruth Contreras, Annie Montez; sisters-in-law, Frances Vialpando, Amelia Pando, Mary (Terry) Sena, Angela (Lino) Ambriz; brothers-in-law, Albert (Ramona) Sanchez, Raymond Sanchez; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, to include special friends Marcello Soto, Lupe Marine, Adolph Torres, Eppie and Liz Solano. Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. today. Scripture rosary, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale. Rev. Paul Montez, O.S.B., celebrant. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery.

Vicenti, Joseph
Joseph Vicenti - Huerfano World - March 30, 1989 - This Week in La Veta History - 1918: Joseph Vicenti was killed in the Oakview mine.

Vicic, Jack
Jack Vicic - Huerfano World - March 20, 2003 - Jack Vicic, 90, of Walsenburg, walked into heaven on Friday, March 14, 2003. Born Nov. 9, 1912 in Ravenwood to Jacob Vicic and Ursula Preltz Vicic. Jack worked in the coal mines in the Walsenburg-Trinidad area for 50 years, then retired from the Allen Mine. He also was an avid hunter and fisherman. I Jack married Mary Milinazzo, his beloved wife of 63 years, March 25, 1940. He leaves to cherish his memory wife, Mary Vicic, Walsenburg; daughter, Patty Corsentino, Walsen- burg; a son, Jack J. (Elke) Vicic, Elizabeth; grandchildren, Jacque Corsentino, Walsenburg, J.J. (Nicole) Vicic, Sedalia, Brad (Jessica) Vicic, Highlands Ranch, Sherri Corsentino (Dana) Rasic, Falcon, Kena Vicic (Jeff) Blais, Centennial, and Barbie Corsentino, Colorado Springs; great grandchildren, Justin Noga, Walsenburg, Ty Noga, Walsenburg, and Bailey Rasic, Falcon. Also survived by brother, Rudy Castello, Pueblo; and sisters, Justine Hren, Leadville, and Frances Novak, Salida; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and friends. Preceded in death by his father, Jacob Vicic; mother, Ursula Vicic Castello; sisters, Matilda Vicic Mutz, Mary Castello Bubnich and Rose Castello Landis; brothers, John Vicic and Joe Vicic; and son-in-law, Johnny Joe Corsentino. Donations can be made to Sister Carol's Senior Outreach Center, Walsenburg. Funeral mass, Tuesday, March 18, 2003, 11 a.m., St. Mary Church, Walsenburg. Burial, North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg. Boies-Ortega Funeral Home, Walsenburg.

Vick, Alize J.
Alize J. Vick - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 16, 2007 - May 28, 2005 - October 10, 2007. God's Angel, Alize J. Vick age 2 1/2. Sister of Anthony. Beloved daughter of Ashley Lindenberger and Chris Vick, precious granddaughter of Tom and Kathleen Heil, Carlos Rodriguez, Arthur and Pam White, great granddaughter of Jan Lindenberger of Colorado Springs, Martha Johnson of Arkansas. Survived by Aunt Jolene Tallent, Amanda Vick and John, cousin Denali Vick, other family members. Donations to be made to Wells Fargo Bank c/o Alize Vick/Band of Brothers of Pueblo. Funeral 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 17th at Romero Funeral Home, 110 Cleveland St. Pueblo, CO.

Vick, Sophie
Sophie Vick - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2005 - Sophie Vick, passed away Feb. 18, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Erland Vick, in 1977; her parents, Anton and Mary Kochevar; sisters, Mary Vidmar, Rose Parr, Frances DeJoy, Jennie Shields, Catherine Kochevar and Ann Beditch; and brother, Anton Kochevar. She is survived by her son, Erland Vick; sister, Christine Ahlin; nephew, Bobby (Angie) Parr; and niece, Shirley Parr; as well as other numerous relatives. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Roselawn Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Shrine of St. Therese in Sophie's memory.

Vickerman, Harold G.
Harold G. Vickerman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 1985 - Harold G. Vickerman, 2027 County Road 115, Westcliffe. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hope Lutheran Church, Westcliffe. Interment, Rosita Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions to Hope Lutheran Church or National Jewish Hospital and Asthma Center through Holt-Dixon Mortuary.

Vickers, Frank E.
Frank E. Vickers - Huerfano World - September 15, 1994 - Frank E. Vickers, 95, of Topeka, KS, died September 8, 1994 in a retirement home in that city. Born Dec. 10, 1898, in Allen County, KS, he grew up there and graduated from LaHarpe High School. He started a teaching career in a one room rural school in Allen County. He served 34 years in the Topeka school system after several years in other districts. From 1957 to 1985, Mr. and Mrs. Vickers spent the summers in La Veta. He was married to the former Fern Proctor in Iola, KS. She died in 1989. Survivors include two sons, E. Newton Vickers, Topeka and Richard E. Vickers, Woodland Park; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Vickers, Phyllis Ann
Phyllis Ann Vickers - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 1998 - Phyllis Ann Vickers, 67, passed away Jan. 23, 1998. Survived by her husband, William H. Vickers, of the family home- children, Cheri (Jack) Walker of Chandler, Ariz., Teri (Steve) Borgstedt of Pueblo, William H. (Gelene) Vickers III of Pueblo- sisters, Bonnie (Vester) Orr and Sue (Alan) Campbell- grandchildren, Ann (Shane) Bennett, Jeff (Melanie) Walker, Chris Borgstedt, Chad Borgstedt, Stephanie, Joshua, Ashlee and Matthew Vickers- great-grandchildren, Austin Walker, Joseph, Katie, and Anna Bennett. Born to Pauline (nee Miller) and Garland Henson on Sept. 1, 1930, in Frankfort, Ind., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Phyllis was an accountant for the Pueblo Country Club. Member of the Fellowship of the Rockies, Pueblo Choral Society, McDowell Club, Club Accountants Association of Colorado, Awana Club Leader and past board member of the Caring Pregnancy Center. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The Fellowship of the Rockies will conduct a at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, at the First Southern Baptist Church, 301 Cleveland Ave., with the Rev. Dale Schmidt officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to the Fellowship of the Rockies, through the funeral home office.

Vickers, Sarah Elizabeth
Sarah Elizabeth Vickers - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2002 - Sarah Elizabeth Vickers, 91, of Moreland, died Thursday, June 20, 2002, at her home. She was born on Sept. 3, 1911, in Pueblo, Colo., to James Henry and Rebecca Jane Douglas Setters. She attended elementary school in North Avondale, Colo., and graduated from Central High School in Pueblo. In 1933, she married Paul E. Plank in Pueblo. He preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 1937. On Aug. 19, 1942, she married Edward C. Vickers in Raton, N.M., he preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1974. She was a member of the Methodist church. Sarah worked as an accountant in the administration department at the Pueblo Army Depot for 24 years. She enjoyed doing puzzles, crossword puzzles, crocheting and making calendars. She is survived by one son, Donald (Carolyn) Plank of Blackfoot, Idaho; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands; her parents; one son, James Howard Plank; three brothers, Cecil, Jacob, and Douglas Setters; one sister, LaMont Gerringer; and one grandson, Paul Douglas Plank. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel in Pueblo. Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery in Manzanola, Colo.

Vickery, Monte
Monte Vickery - Pueblo Chieftain - June 05, 1999 - Monte Vickery, 44 of Pueblo. Cremation has taken place. No viewing or service.

Vidal, Numa (Mrs.)
Mrs. Numa Vidal – Colorado Weekly Chieftain – September 12, 1878 – Died in this city, on Wednesday evening September 4th, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Vidal, wife of Numa Vidal.

Vidana, Frank
Frank Vidana - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 1987 - Frank Vidana, 59, late of 2021 E. Fifth Street, passed away Oct. 18, 1987, due to an auto accident. He was employed at Pueblo Depot Activity with 20 years of service. Preceded in death by his father, Jose Vidana in 1976. Survived by wife, Gloria Vidana; children, Frances (Alfred) Atencio of Colorado Springs; Peggy (Bob) Aranda of Denver, Frank (Vivian) Vidana Jr., Jackie (Andy) Chavez, David Vidana and Michelle Vidana, all of Pueblo. Brother of Joe Vidana of Pueblo and a sister, Vera Martinez, of California. Survived also by nine grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. He enjoyed playing pool, singing and playing the guitar and golfing. A member of the Pueblo West golf club. A veteran of the Korean Conflict. Rosary recitation at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rivera Chapel and 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery with the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends and relatives at 2021 E. Fifth Street.

Vidana, Gloria B.
Gloria B. Vidana - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 1999 - Gloria B. Vidana, 65, of Pueblo passed away Feb. 19, 1999. Born Dec. 10, 1933, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her spouse, Frank Vidana- her parents, Ben and Margaret Duvall- and two brothers, Art and Richard Duvall. Survived by sons, Frank (Vivian) Vidana and David (Sandy) Vidana, both of Pueblo- daughters, Frances Atencio, Pueblo West, Peggy (Bob) Aranda, Jackie (Dave) Mares and Michelle (Candy) Vidana, all of Pueblo- brother, Julio (Priscilla) Duvall, Pueblo- sister, Judy De la Cruz, Denver- and grandchildren, Chris, Tony, Frank (Valerie) III, Michael, Brian, Jeremy, David, Andrew, Daniel, Dustin, Darren, Derek, Kristen, Tiffany, Maggie, Celeste, Day-Day and Kathleen. Gloria enjoyed music, dancing, fishing, camping and working in her yard. She was a devoted mother and enjoyed the time she spent with her family. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. today and Monday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 8 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 p.m. Tuesday. Both services at St. Joseph Church, Rev. Bob Carden, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Joseph Church Hall after the interment.

Vider, Catherine F.
Catherine F. Lest Vider - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 2003 - Catherine F. Lest Vider, 86, born March 5, 1917, passed away peacefully May 6, 2003. Preceded in death by her first husband, Edward Snedec and second husband, Joseph Vider. Mrs. Vider was the 12th child of 15 children born to Frank and Johanna Lest. She is survived by her sisters, Freda Bruening, Wickliffe, Ohio, and Georgia Pannunzio of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Sophie Lest; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews, other relatives and friends. Catherine was very proud of her Lest heritage and being one of the largest families in the Grove at one time. She also took pride in her cooking and baking. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church where a funeral Mass will be held. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Friday, St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to St. Patrick Church in her memory.

Vider, Frank W.
Frank W. Vider - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 1997 - Frank W. Vider, 87, passed away Dec. 28, 1997. Survived by his wife, Doris Vider- children, Tim Hugh (Diana) Vider, Patrick William (Judi) Vider, Dennis Vider, Terry (Roberta) Vider, Jeff (Peggy) Vider, Thad (Denise) Vider, Larry Vider and Bill (Erna) Rowe- a daughter, Bette Brezindine- numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren- and brother, Henry (Lorna) Vider of California. Mr. Vider retired in 1974 from the Santa Fe Railroad and was a member of the Church of Latter-day Saints. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 8 to 5 p.m. today, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Vider, Rose
Rose Vider - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 1989 - Rose Vider, 99 years, 10 months, passed away Dec. 18, 1989. Born in Pittsburg, Kan., Feb. 20, 1890. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank Vider in 1926; three brothers and one sister. Mrs. Vider resided at 317 E. Evans where she made her home with her son, Joe Vider. Also survived by sons, Frank (Doris) Vider, Pueblo; and Henry (Lorna) Vider, Anaheim, Calif.; one brother, Lee (Minnie) Wettstein, Pittsburg, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Vider was a member of SNPJ Orel Lodge No. 21 for 72 years. Service, 2 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel with the Rev. W.L. Waye officiating. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Vidic, John J., Jr.
John J. Vidic Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 01, 2002 - Passed away Dec. 29, 2001. He is survived by his wife, June Vidic, of the family home; and his children, Patricia (Kevin), Wichita, Kan., Dale (Mangey), San Francisco, and Jim (Jennifer) of Anchorage, Alaska. Also survived by five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Abel and Eileen Sprecco; mother-in-law, Virginia Schweiger; sister-in-law, Janet (Ken) Kihn; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends whom he loved. Predeceased by his parents, John and Amelia Vidic; and father-in-law, Dale Schweiger. John graduated from Central High School in 1943. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in World War II, and worked at the CF&I Steel Corp., retiring in 1986 after 43 years of service. He served as president of the Old Timers Baseball Association, was an honorary member of the Colorado Football and Baseball Association, and a member of the Pueblo Study Group of Basketball and Football Officials. John was also a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE), a lifetime member of BPOE No. 90, Preseren and VFW No. 3641 and was on the Board of the Power Credit Union. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, St. Mary Church. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Vidlarria, Francisco
Francisco Vidlarria – Steamboat Pilot – September 27, 1911 – Francisco Vidlarria, a Mexican of Trinidad, was instantly killed by a fall of 30 feet down an unfinished well.

Vidman, Francisco (Mrs.)
Mrs. Francisco Vidman - Wray Rattler - July 20, 1901 - Two terrible accidents occurred on the same day at Pueblo on the 10th instant, from attempting to start fires with kerosene oil Mrs. Francisco Vidman died at the Sisters' hospital and Mrs. Savereo Deldondo was taken to the Pueblo hospital in apparently a dying condition.

Vidmar, Elsie C.
Elsie C. Vidmar - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 2004 - Elsie C. Vidmar, 86, born Feb. 22, 1917, passed away Feb. 5, 2004. Preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mary Vidmar; brothers, Frank and Raymond Vidmar; and sister, Eleanor Pucell. Survived by her sister, Agnes (Noble) Shaner; nephew, Jim Shaner; niece, Karen Stark; and brother-in-law, Richard Pucell. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Our Lady of the Assumption Church Hall following the interment. In lieu of food, donations may be made to St. Mary Church in her memory.

Vidmar, J. Ted
Dr. J. Ted Vidmar III - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 28, 1990 - Dr. J. Ted Vidmar III died Sunday in California. He had been in practice as a psychiatrist and on the faculty of the University of Southern California-Los Angeles County Medical Center for 20 years. He was also the former chairman of the psychiatry section of Huntington Memorial Hospital, where he established and directed the out-patient mental health training program for pediatric residents and served as a consultant to a number of Los Angeles area school districts. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Lourdes Church in Beulah. Dr. Vidmar is survived by his wife, Denise; a son, Ted; two daughters, Kristin and Laurel, all of South Pasadena, Calif.; his parents, Lolita and Jake Vidmar of Pueblo; and two brothers, Richard and William of Colorado. Memorial contributions may be made to the Colorado College scholarship fund in care of McCarthy Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Pueblo 81004.

Vidmar, John A.
John A. Vidmar - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2002 - Age 92, passed away Feb. 17, 2002. Mr. Vidmar is survived by his wife, Pauline, of the family home; and sisters, Mary Hargraves, Pueblo, Katherine Porter Talley, Sacramento, Calif., and Elsie Rebol of Pueblo; as well as several nieces and one nephew. Preceded in death by brothers, Anton and Joseph Vidmar. Mr. Vidmar was a lifelong Pueblo resident and worked for the CF&I 14-inch rolling mill for 37 years, retiring in 1973. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church parish, where services will be held. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Please omit food and flowers. The family will greet friends at the church hall following the cemetery committal.

Vidmar, Lolita S.
Lolita S. Vidmar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 03, 1997 - Lolita S. Vidmar, age 88, passed away Nov. 1, 1997. Devoted wife of Jake T. Vidmar who passed away Aug. 5, 1993. Also predeceased by her two sons, J. Ted Vidmar and Richard S. Vidmar. Survived by son, William I. (Barbara) Vidmar, Pueblo- daughter-in-law, Denise Vidmar, Carmel, Calif.- and a sister, LauraBelle S. (Rollin) Metzger, Colorado Springs, Colo. Also survived by grandchildren, Ted (Lisa) Vidmar, Palos Verdes, Calif., Kris (Scott) Stanec, Colorado Springs, Colo., Laurel (Brian) Buckner, Seattle, Wash., Shawn Vidmar, Moscow, Idaho, Molly Vidmar, Monterey, Calif., and Derek Vidmar, Denver- and great-grandchildren, Caroline Vidmar and D.J. Stanec, as well as three nephews. Member of First Baptist Church, Mrs. Vidmar graduated from Stephens College in 1932 and from the University of Denver in 1935. She taught school for several years before her marriage to Jake T. Vidmar in 1935. She was a past-president of Junior League and served on the St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Auxiliary and the State Hospital Auxiliary. Member of the Colonial Dames- Pueblo Country Club- Garden of the Gods Country Club- honorary chairman of the Rosemount Museum Centennial Celebration. She was also active in McClelland School and the Beulah Vacation Bible School for many years and served as treasurer of the Pinewood Water District in Beulah. Mrs. Vidmar will be fondly remembered for her contributions throughout the community, her unwavering support of her family's automobile dealerships and her warm and gracious personality. , 4 p.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church. The family will greet friends at the church following the service and they respectfully request the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made to either Rosemount Museum or First Baptist Church in care of the funeral home office. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Vidmar, Marie
Marie (Patti) Vidmar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 2003 - Marie (Patti) Vidmar, 85, born March 3, 1918, passed away Nov. 3, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband, Fred Vidmar; daughter, Paula Sue Vidmar; sisters, Jennie Spitz and Elizabeth Oakley; brothers, Lawrence Patti and Sam Patti II; and parents, Sam and Laura Patti. Survived by her daughter, Patti Marie (Alan) Vidick; grandchildren, Jessica (Jeremy) Baker, Stephanie Vidick, Ashley Vidick and Michael Vidick; and great-granddaughter, Alessa Marie Baker. Also survived by her sisters, Margaret Cardinaly and Matilda Nedelcheff; brothers, Joe (Virginia) Patti and John Patti; sister-in-law, Eula Vidmar; and numerous nieces and nephews and friends. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg for all of their special care. And, to thank the caregivers who allowed her to stay in her home for several years. Marie was proud to be a dental assistant for Dr. Bruno DeRose. Her passion in life was cooking and she shared this passion with her family and friends. Marie's joy was traveling to exotic locations with her husband and sister, and her sanctuary was a cabin in South Fork. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in care of the funeral home office.

Vidmar-Erjavec, Louise Ann
Louise Ann Vidmar-Erjavec - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2002 - Louise Ann Vidmar-Erjavec, passed away Jan. 23, 2002. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Louise Vidmar; husband, John C. Erjavec; brothers, Joe, Edward, Allen and Fred Vidmar; mother and father-in-law, John and Josephine Erjavec; brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward and Josephine Janoski, Pete and Veda Zunick, Rudy and Mary Karlinger, Capt. and Lt. Cmdr. Owen and Pauline Murphy. Survived by her sisters-in-law, Ann Erjavec, Leona Vidmar, Eula Vidmar and Marie Vidmar. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and one great-great-nephew. Louise was retired from St. Mary-Corwin hospital. Louise loved life and was always smiling, even during her illness. Her kind and caring ways were admired by all who knew her. She was active in her nursing home and was a State Fair Silver Queen candidate from Integrated Health Services in 1998. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, St. Mary Church, 207 E. Mesa Ave. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Vidnor, Nellie R.
Nellie R. Vidnor - Walsenburg Independent – July 26, 1913 - Died at Gordon July 17, 1913 age 3 months Nellie R. Vidnor. Interment at Catholic cemetery.

Vidolitch, Matteo
Matteo Vidolitch - Rocky Mountain News - February 2, 1895 - Trinidad, Colorado, February 1, 1895 - Killed by a Coal Fall - While at work in the mines at Sopris, a mining camp near here, Matteo Vidolitch was instantly killed this forenoon by the falling of a mass of coal. The miner had loosened a large block of coal by a blast the night previous, and on endeavoring to break it to pieces, was caught, with the above results. The unfortunate man was 45 years old and leaves a wife and two children. Coroner Sipe was at once called to the scene of the accident and held an inquest, the jury returning a verdict of accidental killing and no blame was attached to the coal company whatever.

Vidrich, Joseph
Joseph Vidrich - Rifle Reveille - April 26, 1901 - Joseph Virdich, who lived at 400 South Santa Fe avenue, Pueblo, was run over by a train and killed while working on a Union Pacific grade at Rock Creek, Wyoming, April 15th. He was knocked off a bridge and fell sixty feet.

Viergever, LaVeta
Mrs. LaVeta Viergever - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1968 - Mrs. LaVeta Viergever, of 717 E. Eighth St. passed away in a local hospital early Wednesday morning. She was the mother of Richard L. Viergever of Sunnyvale, Calif.; Carroll P. Viergever of Wichita, Kan., and Donald E. Viergever of Paris, Tex. She also had six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mrs. Viergever had been a resident of Pueblo for the past six years. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Valhalla's Garden Chapel. She will then be taken to Wichita for burial in the Wichita Park Cemetery Saturday afternoon.

Viergutz, Carl
Carl Viergutz - Rocky Mountain News - May 8, 1911 - Carl Viergutz at Pueblo, Colo. Family dispute with his mother, Mrs. Otto Viergutz, of 901 W. Thirteenth St., age 19. Demanded money from his mother, she refused after having given him twice earlier in the day, he grabs gun and wrestles with her. Mrs. Viergutz throws gun in the yard. Enraged, young Viergutz falls faint and dies. Police rule death from natural causes, release his companion Alfred Lovett.

Vietti, Betty J.
Betty J. Vietti - Huerfano World - May 3, 2001 - Betty J. Vietti, 74, of Cuchara, died Friday, April 27, 2001. Mrs. Vietti was born in Erie, KS, on Nov. 27, 1926 to the late Darwin T. and Della Mae Childers Frazee. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who is survived by her husband, Don of Cuchara; children, James D. (Karen), La Veta, Susan K. (John) Morley, Denver, Cathy A. (George) McVey, Lenexa, KS, and Don L. (Kaye Beth) Vietti, Fort Worth, TX; ten grandchildren, Tiffany, Don, Shanda, Trig, Lindsay, Cody, Beau, Santinia, Alex and Katelyn; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sister, Bob and Richard Frazee and Helen Rose and a granddaughter, Mindy Morley. Memorial service 2 p.m. May 1, at the Cuchara Chapel. Private family graveside service, La Veta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Spanish Peaks Regional Medical Center in her name.

Vietti, Eugene D.
Eugene D. Vietti - Morning Sun – January 20, 2005 – Pittsburg, KS – Eugene D. Vietti, 82, of Girard, died at 2:22 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg. He had been in ill health for six months and a patient in the hospital for four days. He was born July 11, 1922 in Pittsburg to Dominic and Santina (Castelanni) Vietti. He attended Lakeside School and was a graduate from Pittsburg High School in 1940. He had been a resident of Girard since 1946. He was a veteran of World War II, joining the U.S. Army in September of 1942 and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in August of 1943. After basic training he attended Officers Training School at Fort Belvoir, Va. Upon receiving his commission he was Officer in Charge of the Granite City Engineer Depot in Granite City, Ill., and then transferred to Columbus, Ohio, where he was commander of the Engineer Redistribution Center until September of 1945. He completed his service as Commanding Officer of Company B, 27th Engineer Battalion in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and training recruits. After discharge from active duty in March of 1946 he stayed in the Reserve Corp., and was Company Commander of the 326th Transportation Truck Co., Headquarter in Girard. He married Wylma Dean Morrison on Sept. 3, 1942. She preceded him in death on Nov. 20, 1986. He married Marilynn Lee Friggeri on Nov. 7, 1987. She survives at the home. Following military service, he went into business with his father and two brothers John and Don at Quality Milling Company in Girard in 1946. They eventually sold the business to International Multifoods of Minneapolis. He served as President of First National Bank of Girard from 1978 to 1992. He was Chairman of the Board of FNB in Girard from 1992 to 2005. He officially retired as chairman on Jan. 12, 2005. Additional survivors include his son, William D. "Bill" Vietti of Chanute; one daughter, Cynthia Jo "Cindy" Miner of Fort Scott; one brother, F. Donald Vietti of Cuchara, Colo.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and one step- great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Bob Vietti of Yates Center; two brothers, John D. Vietti of Pittsburg and James E. Vietti of Girard; and two grandchildren, Casey Robert Gross and Bret Robert Vietti. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Girard with Fr. Donald Thiessen as celebrant. Seating will be reserved for employers of First National Bank of Girard. Burial will be in the Girard Cemetery. Flag folding ceremonies will be conducted by the George Brown American Legion Post No. 26 of Girard. The parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at St. Michael's Catholic Church. The family will receive friends following the rosary at the church. Friends may call after 5:30 p.m. today at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg.

Vigen, Melford J.
Melford J. Vigen - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 1999 - Melford J. Vigen, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 5, 1999. Mr. Vigen served in the 164th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army during World War II, and was among those making the first landing on Guadalcanal. Preceded in death by three brothers and a sister. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Evelyn- son, Gary (Phyllis) Vigen- brother, Donald Vigen, Minneapolis, Minn.- sister, Ruth Curtiss of Cut Bank, Mont.- grandchildren, Holly (Kurt) Schlaudt and Chadwick Vigen- great-grandchildren, Korey and Kayla Schlaudt- as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation at the funeral home from noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Monday. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with interment at Mountain View Cemetery. Graveside honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Vigil, Aaron
Aaron Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 2006 - Aaron Vigil, passed away unexpectedly on March 1, 2006. Survived by his parents, John Vigil and Haley Salazar; sisters, Emalee and Aleena Salazar and Katrina Vigil; grandparents, Carol Sullivan, Tom Ashton; aunts, Nicole and Cara Jean Ashton. Aaron was a bright-eyed, loving child. He will be loved and missed very much by all his family. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. You were only here for a short time, but we will hold your memory forever. You touched so many with your smiles. You are now with your family whom you have never met. You will be missed very much from deep in mom and dad's heart. We knew we were blessed right from the start. We love you Aaron, our sweet boy forever.

Vigil, Adeline
Adeline "Lina" Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2005 - Adeline "Lina" Vigil, 91, formerly of Avondale, passed away on March 17, 2005, in Silver City, N.M., where she went to live with her "foster daughter" Sylvia (Sixto) Duran. Adeline was born July 23, 1913, in Arroyo Hondo, N.M., to Francisco Vigil and Sencionita Mondragon, who preceded her in death; also her brothers, Onesimo and wife, Timotea Vigil, Edward Vigil, who was like her son. She is survived by Sylvia (Sixto) Duran; nephew, Tony (Ruth) Vigil; several close cousins, several godchildren whom she was very proud of. Adeline was a member of the Sacred Heart League in Arroyo Hondo, N.M., the guard of honor in Pueblo and the Altar and Rosary Society of Avondale. She taught religious education for 16 years and was involved in several areas of her parish. Her hobbies included sewing, crafts and cooking. Her all-time favorite hobby was bingo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Interment St. Vrain Cemetery.

Vigil, Adelmo Aquin
Adelmo Aquin Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 1999 - Adelmo Aquin Vigil, 58, departed this life April 27, 1999. Born in the San Luis Valley, March 3, 1941. He was a construction worker by trade. Time permitting, he liked going to Cripple Creek, playing billiard pool, family fishing outings and teaching his grandchildren how to catch the ``big one." He married Maria Elena Duran in Pueblo on Sept. 24, 1960. She survives as do his children, Corrina (Mike Montez) Lopez, Marina (Phillip) Amaro, Florie (Ray) DeTello and Maria (Johnny Mondragon) Vigil, all of Pueblo- seven grandchildren, Antonio Lopez, Ronald Lopez, Phillip Amaro Jr., Eric Lopez, Raymond DeTello Jr., Joseph DeTello and Johnny Mondragon Jr.- siblings, Evarisito (Lila) Vigil, Dora (Leo) Gutierrez, Louise (Nick) Aguilar, Gus (Juanita) Vigil, Willene Quiroz, Bea (Wes Gallegos) Hurst, Rudy (Theresa) Vigil, Sammy Vigil and Linda (Benny) Kaber- and other relatives and friends. Adelmo is predeceased by his parents, Malaquias and Mary Flavia Vigil, and two brothers, Michael and Navor Vigil. He lived in Pueblo for the past 56 years. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services, Our Lady of The Assumption Catholic Church, Rev. Ervin J. Schmitt, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at 1133 Pine.

Vigil, Adonelia
Adonelia "Bonnie" Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - August 04, 1986 - Adonelia "Bonnie" Vigil, Aug. 3, 1986. Mother of Beatrice Duenas and Frances Archuleta, Colorado Springs. Sister of Virginia Rodriquez and Richard Sandoval, Gardner. Also other relatives. Services: Sacred Heart Church, Gardner, Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Gardner Catholic Cemetery.

Vigil, Albert P.
Albert (Alvaro) P. Vigil - Huerfano World - October 12, 2000 - Albert (Alvaro) P. Vigil, 74, of Walsenburg, went to be with the Lord Oct. 8, 2000. He was born Feb. 19, 1926 in Broadhead to the late Eva Quintana and Gilbert Vigil. Also preceded in death by his brother, Vince Vigil and sister, Viola Vigil. Mr. Vigil is survived by his loving wife, Margaret D. Vigil, Walsenburg; sons, Francis (Marguerite) Vigil, McGill, NV, and Jeffrey (Pamela) Vigil, Denver; three daughters, Brenda (Lawrence) Aguirre, Canon City, Regina (Steve) Bobian, Denver and Judith Vigil, Lake wood; brothers, Gilbert Vigil, Arthur Vigil and Bernard Vigil; sisters, Genevieve Atencio, Mercy Vigil, Gloria Martinez, Theresa Hargrove, Isabel Vigil and Bernice Espinoza. Also survived by his grandchildren, Angela Zamora, Jeffery Vigil, Adam Vigil, Stephen Bobian, Brandon Bobian, Matthew Aguirre, Jaime Aguirre and Lucas Aguirre. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and loved wood working and stamp collecting. He was also very active in St. Mary Church and sang in the choir. Vigil rosary, Wednesday at 7 p.m. and funeral mass Thursday (today) at 10 a.m., both from St. Mary Church with celebrant Rev. Ben Bacino. Interment to follow in North St. Mary Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Mazzone Hall following rosary and Eagles Hall following mass.

Vigil, Alejandro
Alejandro Vigil – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Alejandro Vigil is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Alejandro Vigil: Mexican, age 35, married with five surviving children. He was a driver for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp.  Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Vigil, Alfonso B.
Alfonso B. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2003 - Alfonso B. Vigil, 80, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 1, 2003. Survived by his sisters, Margaret (Chris) Cruz, Ida (Joe) Esquibel, Connie (Frank) Espinoza; and numerous other relatives and friends. Viewing will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel followed by graveside services at 2 p.m., Roselawn Cemetery.

Vigil, Alice Marie
Alice Marie Vigil - Huerfano World - October 22, 1970 - Mrs. Alice Marie Vigil, of Westminster, died at her home Wednesday evening, Oct. 14, 1970, after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Vigil was a former resident of Walsenburg. She was born in Walsenburg, was a graduate of St. Mary High School. She had attended the University of Denver and moved to Denver in 1946 where she was employed by the Lerners Stores and the Denver Dry Goods where she was assistant department manager and assistant buyer. Mrs. Vigil, a member of Holy Trinity Church in Westminster, was married to D.J. Vigil on April 16, 1940. Vigil is staff specialist with the Colorado Division of Employment. Mrs. Vigil was also a member of the Altar-Rosary Society and the Legion of Mary. Besides her husband, Mrs. Vigil is survived by a daughter, Miss Cheryl Joyce Vigil, of the family home; a brother, William G. Atencio Jr., of Pueblo; a sister, Miss Viola Atencio, Walsenburg; aunts, Miss Josephine Atencio and Mrs. Lahmer Reynolds, both of Walsenburg. She is the daughter-in-law of Mr. And Mrs. Damacio Vigil, Walsenburg. Earlier this year her father, William G. Atencio, died, as did two uncles. A concelebrated Mass of the Resurrection was offered, Monday at St. Mary Church. Interment was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Memorial Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Vigil, Allen J.
Allen J. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2004 - Allen J. Vigil, 41, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord, May 16, 2004. Born Sept. 17, 1962, in California. Survived by daughter, Andrea Vigil; parents, Dionicio and Marvine Vigil. Also survived by two sisters and six brothers and other relatives and friends. Vigil service, 5 p.m. Tuesday, at Romero Chapel. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Holy Family Church. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services.

Vigil, Alvin Gary
Alvin Gary Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2000 - Alvin Gary Vigil, 41, of Pueblo West, went home to be with the Lord July 13, 2000. Born June 28, 1959. Preceded in death by his father, Angelo Xavier Vigil. Survived by his wife, Annette L. Vigil of the family home; daughters, Ashley R. Vigil and Amber C. Vigil of Pueblo West; mother, Sally Vigil of Pueblo; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Louie and Nora Vigil, Pueblo; brothers, Melvin (MaryAnn) Vigil, Pueblo, and Floyd (Yvonne) Vigil, Pueblo; in-laws, Mike (Lynette) Vigil, Pueblo and Paul Vigil, West Covina, Calif.; sisters, Evelyn (Dave) Webb, Pueblo; in-laws, Pam (Jason) Garbiso, Pueblo West; grandparents, Louis (Annie) Vigil, Pueblo; Alvin's best friend, Ken Scott; a special uncle, Tony Trujillo, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Alvin enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at St. Joseph Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road. Celebrant, Rev. Bob Cardin. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Joseph Parish Hall after interment. Military honors by Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team.

Vigil, Amaranti
Amaranti Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 1982 - Amaranti Vigil, passed away at a local nursing home, Dec. 29, 1982. Survived by his sister, Mrs. Victoria Esparza, Freedom, Calif.; nieces and nephews, Mrs. Loretta Hernandez, Freedom, Calif.; Joe Vigil, Oregon; Mrs. Delia Lucero, Mrs. Elizabeth Olivas, Mrs. Rosie Rivers and Charlie Sisneros, all of the Salt Lake City, Utah; and brother-in-law, Stanley Cabell, Pueblo. He was born in San Luis, Colo., on April 12, 1911, and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Service will be held, 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Rouch Chapel, with the Rev. William V. Powers officiating, Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Vigil, Ana
Ana A. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 2002 - Ana A. Vigil, 101, passed away Sept. 25, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband, Felipe J. Vigil; sons, Theodore and Leadore Vigil; daughter-in-law, Angie Vigil; grandchildren, Ana and John Vigil.; and great-grandchild, Lea Gonzales. Survived by her sons, Ray (Francis) Vigil, Robert (Margie) Vigil, Wilfred (Betty) Vigil, Bernard (Esther) Vigil; daughter, Mary (Bill) Hambric; 26 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren. Viewing, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Rosary, Sunday, 6 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to St. Aloysius Church for the Religious Education Program in her memory. Family will greet friends and relatives at the church hall for lunch after the interment.

Vigil, Andrew Scott Ingle
Andrew Scott Ingle Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 2002 - Andrew Scott Ingle Vigil, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 26, 2002, in Austin, Texas. He was born on June 25, 1973, in Pueblo. He graduated from Pueblo South High School in 1991. He also graduated in 1996 with an electrical engineering degree from the University of Tulsa. Andrew is preceded in death by his grandparents, George Ingle Smith, Joseph and Josephine Vigil. He is survived by his parents, Bernard and Alison Vigil; grandmother, Virginia C. Smith; brother, Kenneth Vigil; sisters, Kimberly Vigil, and Valerie (Shane) Mullen; nephews, Brandt and Ethan Mullen; niece, Anessa Mullen; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Being the youngest advancing executive within Cisco Systems, Andrew received many prestigious awards and had recently received the distinguished executive of the year award. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Our Lady of the Meadows Church, the Rev. Roger Dorcy, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Family may be contacted at 8 Mendecino Drive, Pueblo, Colo.

Vigil, Angelina C.
Angelina C. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 1986 - Angelina C. Vigil, late of 1127 Cypress, Pueblo, passed away July 23, 1986. Mrs. Vigil was born in Springer, N.M., Nov. 27, 1929, and resided in Pueblo for the past 55 years. She is survived by her husband, Leadore C. Vigil; children, Mary Ellen (Sam) Santistevan, Mike (Loretta) Rosales, Elizabeth (Perry) Smith Jr.; five grandchildren, Sammy, Kristina, Antonio, Audrey, and Stephanie. She is also survived by her mother, Mary Solano; brothers and sisters, Inez (Ray) Duran, Joseph (Merline) Solano, Floyd (Sadie) Solano, Betty (Ray) Lara, all of Pueblo; Rosemary (Al) Lucero, Leroy (Dora) Solano, all of Denver; Martha (Leo) Santistevan of California; and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation at 7 p.m. today at St. Francis Church. Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, with Father John O'Flynn officiating. Services will conclude following Mass. Family will receive friends at Fulton Heights Recreation Center following Mass. Contributions may be made to the Angelina Vigil Memorial Fund through the funeral home office. Family receiving friends and relatives at the home of Mike Rosales, 8 Gradishar Place.

Vigil, Anna
Anna Vigil - Huerfano World - August 21, 1980 - Anna Vigil, matriarch of a five-generation family, died August 14, 1980, at Huerfano memorial Hospital. She was 91. Mrs. Vigil was a native of Walsenburg, born here on Oct. 9, 1888. As a young woman, she married Emitterio Herrera and they homesteaded in the Rattlesnake Buttes area east of Walsenburg. Widowed six years later with four young children to care for, she returned to the home of her foster parents, the late Placida and Cornelio Duran. She was married in 1957 to Abran Vigil who died in 1967. After living in Pueblo for a number of years, Mrs. Vigil returned to Huerfano County in 1976 to make her home with daughter, Molly Bailey, in La Veta. In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Vigil is survived by three sons: Jesus Duran of Kennewick, WA; Jose S. Duran and Eppy Duran of Pueblo; a sister, Anastacia Salazar, and a brother Tovias Pacheco, both of Pueblo; 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian burial was at Mount Carmel Church and burial at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo on Saturday.

Vigil, Annie Marie
Annie Marie Vigil - Huerfano World - May 28, 1998 - Annie Marie Vigil, 89, of Walsenburg, died May 23, 1998 at her home after a lengthy illness. Born Nov. 2, 1908 in La Veta to Antonio and Josefa Martinez Ward, she lived all of her life in Huerfano County. Mrs. Vigil was a member of St. Mary Church and the Altar Society. She was married to Amando Ben Vigil who died in 1977. She is survived by her children, Viola Miller, Walsenburg, Tommy Vigil, Sanford, Mary Ann Casias, Angela Montano and Nellie Montano, Denver; close friend, Manuel Griego, Walsenburg; 28 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Rosary for Mrs. Vigil will be at 6 p.m. Thursday (today) and funeral mass will be Friday at 10 a.m. Both from St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be in South St. Mary Cemetery.

Vigil, Anselmo B.
Anselmo B. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2001 - Anselmo B. Vigil, 84, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 31, 2000. Mr. Vigil was born March 23, 1916, in Springer, N.M. He is preceded in death by his wife, Julia L. Vigil, and numerous other relatives. Survived by children, Juan B. (Sonia) Vigil, Pampa, Texas, Nora (Nick) Sisneros, Chicago, Ill., Ramona Vigil, Denver, Teresa Moreno, Gilbert (Claudine) Vigil, Doris (Francisco) Arzate and Antoinette (Ginger) Rendon, all of Pueblo, and Alfonso (Nancy) Vigil, Pampa, Texas; sisters, Vangie (Vincent) Serna, and Eufemia Portillos, both of New Mexico, and Bertha Jaramillo of California; as well as numerous grand and great-grandchildren. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Leander's Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the family home.

Vigil, Antonio
Antonio Vigil - Walsenburg World-Independent - September 20, 1934 - Pioneer Resident Of County Passes Away at Ranch - Funeral for Antonio Vigil to be Saturday Morning At 10 O'clock - Antonio Vigil, 54 a resident of Huerfano county all his life, died at his ranch home near North Veta this morning at 4:30 o'clock after a lingering illness of nearly two years. Mr. Vigil and his family had lived on their ranch about 4 miles north of North Veta for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Fedelia; eight sons; Maclovio, of Del Carbon, Adonais, Jacob and Anastacio, all of Alamo Felipe, Elfrido and Presentasion of North Veta; three daughters; Mrs. Garbielita Martinez, Mrs. Rosa Castro, both of Walsenburg and Precedes Vigil of North Veta. The funeral will be held Saturday morning from the home at North Veta at 10 o'clock, and interment will be at the San Arroya cemetery under the direction of the Unfug-Peet Mortuary. World Independent – September 22, 1934 - Pioneer Funeral Held This Morning - Funeral services for Antonio Vigil, 54-year-old pioneer of the county, who died on his ranch near North Veta early Thursday morning, were held from the home at 10 o'clock this morning under the direction of the Unfug-Peet Mortuary. His survivors include his wife, Fedelia, eight sons, three daughters and fifteen grandchildren attended and many friends.

Vigil, Antonio
Antonio (Tony) Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 1987 - Antonio (Tony) Vigil, 62, passed away July 15, 1987, at Trujillo Creek. Born Dec. 26, 1924. He will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Valdez Mortuary and from 3 p.m. to rosary at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Aguilar. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Mass of Christian Burial, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Interment, Trujillo Creek Cemetery.

Vigil, Antonio Elias
Antonio Vigil - Huerfano World - January 14, 1993 - Huerfano Antonio Elias (Lee) Vigil, died in Poudre Valley Hospital January 10, 1993. Born Oct. 8, 1911, in Walsenburg, he married Marcelina Hernandez of Amarillo, TX, Feb. 18, 1945 in Walsenburg. They moved to Fort Collins in 1947 and to Bellvue in 1950. He enlisted in the Anti-Aircraft Battalion Division in Walsenburg in 1942 and was stationed at Camp Callan, near San Diego, CA. After the military he worked on the farms and on the water tunnels in Poudre Canyon and for the Ideal Basic Cement Company for 20 years. He was a member of the Catholic Brotherhood in Walsenburg, DAV Chapter #5 of Fort Collins, the Bellvue Grange and an active member of the Democratic Party. Survivors include his wife, Marcelina; his children, Ret. M/Sgt. Air Force Joseph Vigil, San Antonio, TX, Susie Ann Vigil, Bellvue, Frances Cheatam and Nancy DeHerrera, Fort Collins and Mike Vigil and four grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday from St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Fort Collins. Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens.

Vigil, Arthur
Arthur Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 1999 - Arthur Vigil, 80, of Pueblo West, formerly of Minturn, Colo., passed away Jan. 24, 1999, at his Pueblo West home after a brief illness. Born in Wagon Mound, N.M., on Dec. 24, 1918, to Thomas and Emiteria Vigil. Arthur married Mary Gonzales on Dec. 3, 1947, in Raton, N.M. Survived by his wife, Mary, of Pueblo West- seven children, Mary Ann (Ron) Garrimone, Denver, Gloria (John) Shore, Casper, Wyo., Nancy Thompson (Bill Martinez), Redcliff, Colo., Vivian Hermosillo (Armando Hernandez), Edwards, Colo., Arthur (Luann) Vigil Jr., Leadville, Colo., Patty Williams, Pueblo West, and Andy (Tina) Vigil, Minturn, Colo.- numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren- five sisters, Delores Medina, Aurora Duran, Ida Chavez, Juanita Salazar and Lucille Trujillo- and four brothers, John Vigil, Paul Salazar, Jesse Salazar and Jose Red" Vigil- and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents- three brothers, Andy, Marcello and Candido Vigil- and one sister, Viola Portillo. Arthur served in the U.S. Army and was a World War II veteran, receiving numerous medals. He lived in Utah for 17 years and then moved to Denver, Colo., in 1964. He then transferred to Vail, Colo., as a union carpenter where he lived from 1969 to 1998. He had a great love for the mountains where he loved to fish and hunt. Arthur will be remembered for the love and impact he had on his family and everyone he came in touch with. He will be sadly missed by everyone who loved and knew him. Rosary, 6 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment at Fort Logan Cemetery, Denver, Colo., at 2 p.m. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Vigil, Ben
Ben Vigil - Huerfano World – August 31, 2006 – Ben Vigil, 79, a former Walsenburg resident and retired businessman, passed away August 24 at his Pueblo home. Vigil was preceded in death by his wife, Cordelia. His survivors include his children, Gerald Vigil and Karen Vigil, both of Pueblo. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Romero Family Funeral Home, 110 Cleveland St. in Pueblo. Internment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, 5450 Colorado 78. Family will receive friends at Romero's reception hall following the burial rites. Family can be reached at 561-8267. Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2006 - Ben Vigil, 79, of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, died Aug. 24, 2006, at home. Ben served as an Army corporal in the Korean War. Early on, Ben was a construction worker. With his wife's help, he went on to work as a contractor, and trader of properties and small machinery. He owned small motels, a restaurant and a gift shop. His service to the Walsenburg area included stints on the school board, hospital board, city council and the Northland Improvement District. He greatly enjoyed his many friends and helping his children with their home and auto projects. He cherished both his human and canine families. He always was ready for a road trip. On a Colorado drive, he would point out the highways he helped build and recount the antics of his former co-workers. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cordelia; and his parents, Ben and Eva Vigil; and daughter, Katherine Vigil. He is survived by his son, Gerald G. Vigil; and daughter, Karen Vigil, both of Pueblo. Other survivors include brothers, Aaron Vigil and Efren Vigil, both of Denver; sisters, Juanita Maes of Red Wing, Eunice Romero of Pueblo, Priscilla McGee of Muskegon, Mich., Fran Gomez of Rochester, Minn., and Ellen Gomez of Longmont. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, Romero Family Funeral Home, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after burial. Donations may be made to the Pueblo Animal Shelter or charity of your choice. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Vigil, Bensencio
Bensencio Vigil – Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph – January 16, 1960 – Springs Man Dies in Accident West of Trinidad – Bensencio Vigil, 54, 2218 E. Dale St. and Cortez, Colo., died early this morning when his car slid out of control on a bridge and finally ended up in the Purgatorie River 10 miles west of Trinidad. The Colorado State Patrol said the accident occurred about 2 a.m. as Vigil's car, traveling south on a county road in Las Animas County, went out of control and skidded counter-clockwise on a bridge for 28 feet. The State patrol reported that the left front of the car went off the bridge and then the car skidded another 24 feet before the rear of the vehicle left the bridge. The car dropped 20 feet into the Purgatorie River, landing on its front end (and) went another 30 feet along the bottom of the river bed, winding up on its wheels, the Patrol reported. State Patrol Cpl. Ernest Rodosevich and Patrolman Raymond Smith, of the Pueblo Division said Vigil was impaled on a piece of steel railing on the bridge when the vehicle plunged into the river. The investigators said a piece of steel railing pierced the driver's neck, going thru the right side of his neck and down into his shoulder. Vigil was apparently killed instantly. Vigil was born April 28, 1905 in Tercio, Colo. He had worked in southern Colorado coal mines for the last 25 years and was employed by the Allen Mine near Weston at the time of his death. He was a member of United Mine Workers Local 5879. He is survived by his wife, Mary Vigil; two sons, Ben and Bob Vigil all of Colorado Springs; three daughters, Mrs. Julius Mentor, Rifle; Dolores and Jennie Vigil, both of Colorado Springs; two brothers, Esequiel and Floyd Vigil, both of California; three sisters, Rose Trujillo, Colorado Springs; Susie Williams, of California; and Mark Bokis, Colorado Springs; two sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law. Funeral services will be announced later by Mullare Funeral Home of Trinidad. Vigil's death was the 18th traffic fatality of the year, compared to nine at this time in 1959.

Vigil, Betty A.
Betty A. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 2004 - Betty A. Vigil, 51, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Aug. 31, 2004. Born Aug. 17, 1953, in Walsenburg, Colo. Preceded in death by father, Adolph Vigil Jr. Survived by son, Daniel Adolph Vigil; mother, Julia Vigil; brothers, James Vigil and Francis Vigil; nephew, John Vigil; sister, Mary Jane (Storm) Vigil-Porter; niece, Rosalie Pacheco-Baros; great-niece, Jasmine Baros; best friends, Debra (Michael) Martinez-Martinez and Natasha Martinez-Martinez. Funeral service, 2:30 p.m. Friday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Vigil, Caroline
Caroline "Carrie" Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2006 - Caroline "Carrie" Vigil, 84, a lifetime Puebloan, departed this life May 18, 2006, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. She was born Dec. 3, 1921, to Rosalio and Tomasa Marquez, who preceded her in death. Also preceded by brother, Joe Marquez. Carrie was a member of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary No. 145, Altar Society of Assumption Church, Ministry of Praise, and Eucharistic Minister. She enjoyed socializing with her friends, shopping and music. Carrie is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Pete A. Vigil; her sons, Eddie (Paula) Navarro, Robert (Darlene) Navarro, Daryl (Frances) Vigil; brothers, Leo Marquez and Ernie (Rita) Marquez; her special pet "Shoddy," numerous compadres, comadres, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both services at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church. Father Benjamin Bacino, Celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family receiving friends at 2 Trent Court.

Vigil, Cecelia J.
Cecelia J. Vigil - Huerfano World - February 8, 2001 - Cecelia J. Vigil, 68, formerly of Walsenburg, passed away Jan. 24, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. Preceded in death by husband Roger Vigil. Survived by sister, Sofie Montez, Paris, CA; children, Ronnie Vigil, Margaret Vigil, Betty (Tony) Ramirez, Los Angeles, Susie Lopez and Roger Vigil Jr., Walsenburg; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial service was held in Los Angeles.

Vigil, Charles Loyd Steve
Charles Loyd Steve Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2006 - Charles Loyd Steve Vigil, 48, a lifetime Pueblo resident, born Aug. 11, 1957, passed away unexpectedly July 21, 2006, at Parkview Medical Center. Charles was a drummer by profession, and played with various bands: Blackwater, Cheek to Cheek, Silver Eagle, Crossfire, Hot Iron, Harold Dean and the Lat Ride. Charles had a love for music from an early age while attending Minnequa Elementary and Corwin Middle School. He graduated from Central High School. He also lived in Lamar, Miami and New Mexico. In addition to his love of music, Charles enjoyed cooking, fishing, good times, flipping through magazines and watching classic cartoons and movies. In 1996, Charles married Sarah Darlene Thompson in La Veta, Colo. Survived by his wife, Darlene Vigil; parents, Eliseo and Lucy (Ortiz) Vigil; children, Jessica Taylor, Steven and Michael Given and Felicia Allen; siblings, Stanley Ortiz, Lillian (Vigil) Lewis, Gerald and Michael Vigil; numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Angelus Chapel. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at 1107 Crystal Place.

Vigil, Charley
Charley Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2005 - Charley Vigil, 76, of Rocky Ford, passed away May 25, 2005, born in San Luis, Colo., April 15, 1929. He is preceded in death by his parents, Noverto and Emilianita Vigil; siblings, Remejio, Orlanito, Adolph, Geraldine (John) Martinez, Francisco, Benenito and Jennie. Survived by sisters, Lovine (David) Martinez, Rocky Ford, JoAnn (Martin) Marrujo, Pueblo West, and Patsy Vigil, La Junta Charley enjoyed painting statues, building, sewing and was an excellent cook. He especially loved his little Chihuahua Gussie. Charley served his country in the U.S. Army. Visitation, 6 p.m. Monday at Johnson-Romero Funeral Home in La Junta. Rosary, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at St. Peters Catholic Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the loving care of Johnson-Romero Funeral Home and Grooms Crematory.

Vigil, Christie Rael
Christie Rael Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 1997 - Christie Rael Vigil, 71, died July 27, 1997. Preceded in death by her father, Albert J. Rael Jr., in 1985- mother, Sylviana, in 1954- and husband, Faustin Vigil, in 1983- and sons, Gilbert J. Rael, in 1984, James Sells, in 1994. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Anthony J. ``Tony" Rael, in 1988. Survived by daughter, Veronica Medina- and grandchildren, Yolanda, David, Raquel Medina, all of Colorado Springs. Also survived by a longtime true best friend, Eli Manzanares of 22 years- other grandchildren from Pueblo, Christine, Kathy, Shanna, Mary, Rose, Gilbert Rael and James Sells- four brothers, Edmund (Gloria) Rael, Gerald (Viola) Rael, Ernest (Mattie) Rael, Louis (Cathy) Rael- three sisters, Lucy (Wilfred) Madrid, Annie (John) Lafler and Angela Quintana- and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives. Mrs. Vigil retired from the Department of Social Services in Pueblo in 1981. She attended Praise Assembly of God Church and enjoyed bingo, crocheting and cooking. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 1997, at Praise Assembly of God Church with interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by McCarthy-Comer Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

Vigil, Clovis
Clovis E. Vigil - Huerfano World - November 30, 2000 - Clovis E. Vigil, 69, of Walsenburg, died Nov. 23, 2000. Born Oct. 26, 1931, in Butte Valley to the late Adonias and Rose Vigil, he was a rancher most of his life and a retired civil servant with the Pueblo Army Depot. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Vigil is survived by his wife, Diana Vigil of Walsenburg; Clovis (Elaine) Vigil Jr., Ruby (Tony) Vigil and Charles Lee (Dana) Vigil, all of Walsenburg, Anthony (Jamie) Gonzales, Randy (Sherry) Vigil and Anita (Greg) Zanon, Pueblo and Adam (Sue) Vigil, Colorado City; sixteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, four sisters, five brothers, numerous nieces and nephews. Service, 1 p.m. Monday from Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel. Military honors, Fort Carson Ritual Team. Cremation, Almont Crematory, Pueblo.

Vigil, Clovis Edalio
Clovis Edalio Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 2000 - Clovis Edalio Vigil, 69, of Walsenburg, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000. Survived by his wife, Diana Vigil; children, Clovis (Elaine) Vigil Jr., Ruby (Tony) Vigil, Charles Lee (Dana) Vigil, Walsenburg, Anthony (Jamie) Gonzales, Anita (Greg) Zanon, Pueblo, Adam (Sue) Vigil, Colorado City, and Randy (Sherry) Vigil, Pueblo; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters; five brothers; and numerous nieces and nephews. Service, 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at the Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel. Cremation to follow, Almont Crematory, Pueblo, Colo.

Vigil, Clyde Claude
Clyde Claude Vigil - Spokesman-Review - February 25, 2005 - Funeral for Clyde Vigil, 96, will be today at 1 p.m. at Lidgerwood Evangelical Church. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Vigil, who died last Friday, was born in Trinidad, Colo., and lived in Spokane for many years. He graduated from North Central High School in 1928 and worked in the lookouts for the Forest Service during the summers. Later, he worked as a furniture refinisher. He married Norma Munkwitz in 1932. After his retirement in 1973, he enjoyed working in the yard, fishing, square dancing and bowling, and singing with the Spokane Melody Singers. He had been a member of Lidgerwood Evangelical Church since 1939 and was a charter member if the Hi-Flyers Square Dance Club and a member of Hix-n-Chix and Diamond Squares. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Ronald Vigil of Seattle, Jerald Vigil of Spangle and Randy Vigil of Deer Park; a daughter, Claudia Amsbury of Spokane; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Vigil, Connie E.
Connie E. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2003 - Connie E. Vigil, 51, passed away Aug. 29, 2003. Survived by her husband, Michael R.; children, Michelle Vigil (Mike Ulibarri) and Brandon Vigil (Chanae Bobian); grandchildren, Brandon Jeremy Vigil-Archuleta, his mother, Jamie Archuleta-Torres and Brandis Jade Vigil; sister, Leona (Edward) Sandoval; brothers, Richard (Virginia) Romero, Cye Romero, and Ruben (Rita) Romero; mother-in-law, Marie Vigil, all of Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Cye and Della Romero; sister, Agnes "Dolly" Martinez; father-in-law, Jose Reuben Vigil; and special companion, "Rita Rae." Connie was born on June 11, 1952, in Pueblo. She enjoyed family functions, and making people laugh, but most of all spending time with her grandchildren. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, and the memorial Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, with the Rev. Fr. Ron Roche as celebrant. Both services will be held at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th Street and Grand Avenue. Those who desire may make memorials to the Kidney Foundation or Diabetes Association through the funeral home. Family and friends will be received at 2112 W. 13th St. Online condolences, www.- montgomerysteward.com.

Vigil, Cora
Cora Vigil - Denver Post - December 15, 1994 - Cora Vigil, Homemaker, 72 - Cora Vigil of Portland, Ore., a homemaker, died Dec. 4. She was 72. Services were Dec. 9 at Bear Valley Christian Church. Interment was in Fort Logan National Cemetery. She was born March 8, 1922, in Walsenburg. She is survived by a son, Alfonso Romero, Portland; two daughters, Emily Chavez, Wheat Ridge, and Julia Tafoya, Denver; two sisters, Nora Gomez, Pueblo, and Helen Vilapando, Denver; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Vigil, Cordelia Guadalupe
Cordelia Guadalupe Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 2001 - Cordelia Guadalupe Vigil died Sept. 20, 2001, in Pueblo. She was born Dec. 12, 1927, in Gardner, Colo., to the union of Juan Benito and Maria Elena (Salazar) Pacheco. Preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Katherine Vigil and several brothers and sisters. Cordelia was a gentle, caring person who fought a long, brave battle with heart disease. Cordelia spent most of her life in Walsenburg. She found great solace in nature, wished people everywhere would be kinder to each other and worried about man's treatment of the earth. Left to celebrate all the happiness and love she brought to their lives are Ben Vigil, her husband of 53 years, and children, Gerald and Karen Vigil, all of Pueblo. Also survived by her sisters, Irene Abe of Pueblo, Amada Gonzales of Walsenburg and Lyda Castro of Napa, Calif., along with numerous nieces and nephews. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association or your favorite charity. A brief recitation of the rosary will be followed by a prayer service at 2 p.m. Saturday at Imperial Funeral Home, 5450 Highway 78, followed by burial there. Family will greet relatives and friends at Imperial's reception hall following services.

Vigil, Damaso
Damaso "Damas" Vigil - Rocky Mountain News - July 26, 1989 - Damaso "Damas" Vigil late of Denver died July 23, 1989 in Denver. A Denver resident since 1954, where he served as a deputy sheriff for the City & County of Denver until his retirement. Formerly of Walsenburg, he served as County Clerk and Recorder for 10 Years for Huerfano County. He was the son of Damacio and Marguarita Vigil, Prominent Pioneer family of Huerfano County. He is survived by his wife Jean Vigil children, Geraldine (William) Simons, Crystal Lake, IL, Betty Rose Huff, Denver, son James (DeAnn) Vigil Lakewood; sisters, Rachael Swift, Denver, Sarah Swift, Chicago, IL and Millie Larribas, Albuquerque, NM; Preceded in death by former wife Dora Vigil in 1979; also survived by nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Rivera Chapel, with The Reverend Bob Clark officiating. Graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. at the Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg, CO.

Vigil, Dan
Dan "Ernie" Vigil - Huerfano World - September 16, 1993 - Dan "Ernie" Vigil, 71, of Walsenburg, died Sept. 10, 1993, following a lengthy illness. Born Nov. 21, 1921 in Sunnyside, he was a lifetime resident of Walsenburg and was a prominent businessman in the community for over 25 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and Elks Lodge. Survivors include a sister, Viola M. Montoya, Corrales, NM; aunts, nephews, nieces and special friends. Per his request, cremation.

Vigil, David
David Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2000 - David Vigil, 75, of Pueblo, born July 14, 1924, formerly of Boone, passed away Jan. 20, 2000. Preceded in death by daughter, Debbie Sanchez. Survived by his wife, Donna Vigil; stepson, Gary Mason; brother, Robert (Maria) Vigil; sisters, Rosie Valdez and Martha (Leo) Valdez; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mr. Vigil retired from the PAD in 1979. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory.

Vigil, Doctor
Doctor Vigil – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – May 24, 1874 – The body of Doctor Virgil, who died about one month since at the Schuyler House, in South Pueblo, was exhumed yesterday at the Masonic cemetery, and will be sent east this morning to Troy, New York, where his relatives reside. [Editor's Note: No other mention of Dr. Virgil was found in the previous month's newspapers, at least by searching on "Virgil" and on "Vigil," in case this article was a typo.  "Masonic" was searched as well.]

Vigil, Donald G.
Donald G. Vigil – Huerfano World – January 18, 2001 - Donald G. Vigil, 55, of Walsenburg, died Jan. 15, 2001. Born Nov. 12, 1945 in Walsenburg, he was a graduate of Walsenburg High School and served in the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He had lived in Pueblo for over 30 years where he worked in sales. He loved his family and his junk. He was preceded in death by his father, Reynaldo Vigil. Survivors include his children, Cynthia (Rodney) Pacheco, Dr. Tammy Vigil and Sra. David Vigil; grandchildren, Gabriel and Andrew Pacheco; his mother, Naborista Vigil; brother, Leroy Vigil; sisters, Eva Vigil, Elizabeth (Henry) Prien and Ernestine (Andy) Martinez; numerous nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be at Emanuel Apostolic Temple Friday at 7 p.m. and a 10 a.m. Saturday burial.

Vigil, Edmund
Edmund Vigil - Huerfano World - July 15, 1993 - Edmund "Mundo" Vigil, Denver died June 28, 1993, in a hospital in that city after a lengthy illness. He was graduated from Huerfano County High School and attended college in Alamosa. He later moved to Denver. He is survived by his wife, Nanette Wood Vigil, Denver; three sons, one daughter and two-step children; three brothers, Modesto Vigil and Fred Vigil, Pueblo and Frank Aranda, Trinidad; two sisters, Mary Baer, Springfield, OR, and Ginny Vigil, Walsenburg; several grandchildren numerous nieces and nephews and special nieces Rosie and Tuttie Thomas Duran. Cremation. A memorial mass was from All Saints Church in Denver July 2.

Vigil, Edwin
Edwin Vigil - Huerfano World - December 7, 1989 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of my husband, and father, Edwin Vigil who died Nov. 29, 1988. - Verse - Sadly missed by wife, Viola, sons, Nick, Jim, Mark, Eugene, Keith and grandchildren.

Vigil, Elaine
Elaine Vigil - Vail Daily News - April 25, 2004 - Elaine Vigil, a Dotsero resident since 1979, died Tuesday. She was 46. Vigil was born July 5, 1957 in Rocky Ford, Colo., and spent her childhood in Avondale, Colo. She attended high school in Pueblo. She married Henry Vigil in June, 1979, in Pueblo. Her hobbies included camping and spending time with loved ones, friends and family members said. She was preceded in death by brothers Gerald Garbiso and Dave Biggar and a sister, Barbara Cruz. Along with her husband, she is survived by her children, Henry, Sheila and Lisa, all of Dotsero; her parents, Louie and Rose Garbiso; brothers Lonnie Garbiso of Las Vegas, Nev., Randy Garbiso of Pueblo and Gene Biggar of Pueblo; sisters Janet Mata of La Junta, Colo., and Beverly Garbiso of Pueblo; uncle Lorenzo Cruz of Denver; and a grandchild, Adrien Barela of Dotsero. All services will take place Sunday and Monday at St. Mary's Church in Eagle. Visiting hours being at 6:30 p.m., Sunday followed by a rosary at 7:30 p.m. A mass will be held at 11 a.m., Monday.

Vigil, Elisa Danille
Elisa Danille Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 1986 - Elisa Danille Vigil, infant daughter of Dean and Debbie Trujillo-Vigil of 2001 E. 19th, passed away Oct. 20, 1986. Survived also by a brother, Justin Vigil; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Aragon, Mrs. Delia Hernandez, Don Vigil; great-grandfather, Daniel Medina. Mass of the Angels, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Leander Church. Interment. Roselawn.

Vigil, Elizabeth J.
Elizabeth "Liz" J. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2002 - Elizabeth "Liz" J. Vigil Passed away April 11, 2002, in Pueblo after a long illness with cancer. Liz was born on March 1, 1962, in Melrose, Mass. Liz is survived by her loving husband of 20 years, Lawrence Vigil; children, Dustin, Sheawna, and Janelle Vigil; parents, Arthur and Sarah Durning; parents-in-law, Ben and Juanita Vigil; special friends, Eleanor Valdez, and Judy Krasovec; brothers, Don (Christie) Durning, and Petty Officer 1st Class Arthur (Mary) Durning; sisters, Sherry Herrera, and Andrea (Vince) Bunker; and numerous relatives and other friends. Liz worked for School District 60 for 20 years. Liz loved spending time with her family, especially her children. She and Lawrence loved the mountains. Memorial Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Holy Family Church, 2825 Lakeview, Pueblo. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory through the funeral home office.

Vigil, Ellionore H.
Ellionore H. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 1986 - Ellionore H. Vigil, 53, of 33550 Highway 96, Space 130, Meadowbrook Trailer Park, died Jan. 18, 1986. Wife of Floyd E. Vigil; stepmother of Patty (Laurence) Padilla, Avondale, Alice (Arturo) Marrufo, Avondale, Mike Vigil, Avondale. She also is survived by one granddaughter, Lisa Marrufo. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery. Family will receive friends and relatives at 33550 Highway 96, Space 130.

Vigil, Eloisa
Eloisa Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 1986 - Eloisa Vigil, 62, late of 1602 E. Second Street, died June 11, 1986. Wife of Joe E. Vigil, and mother of Marcella (Martin) Flores, Joe D. (Patricia) Vigil, Carol (Florencio) Medina, Lillian (Mark) Sanchez, and Freida (Ernest) Padilla, all of Pueblo. A sister of Henry Lopez, Lydia Vigil, Emily Gonzales, and Shirley Gonzales, all of Rocky Ford; and Flora Gallegos and Benny Padilla, both of Manzanola. Nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, and nephews also survive. Recitation of rosary, 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Rivera Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn. Friends will be received at 1602 E. Second.

Vigil, Eloy
Eloy "Yogi" Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1993 - Eloy "Yogi" Vigil, 67, passed away at a local hospital on Feb. 13, 1993. He is preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Maria Vigil; and daughter, Andrea. Survived by his loving wife, Orlinda of the family home; three children, Erlinda (Rito) Rodriguez, Eloy (Fran), and Levi (Theresa) Vigil, all of Pueblo; brothers and sisters, Joe (Cora) Vigil, Pueblo, Ercilia (Bill) Frias, Denver, Zella Garbiso, Grace Montoya and Tino (Isabel) Vigil, all of Walsenburg. Also survived by nine loving grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of other great relatives and friends. Mr. Vigil was born July 30, 1925, in Rouse, Colo. He was retired from the CF&I after 32 years of service. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Monday and Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday. Both services will be held at St. Francis Church with Rev. Ron Roche, officiating. Interment, Last Supper, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Following the interment the family will receive friends at LaVista Hills Hall, 3330 Arena Road, Pueblo. Huerfano World - February 15, 2001 - In Loving memory of Uncle Eloy Vigil, who died February 13, 1993 and brother Fernando W. Vigil Sr., who died February 23, 1993 and mother Sadie Pacheco, on her birthday February 18, and friend Dora Medina, on her birthday February 21, and died February 25, 1997. Sadly missed by, Per, Esther, Tina, Arnold Vigil and families. Also the Vigil and Pacheco families

Vigil, Elvira
Elvira Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 1997 - Elvira Vigil, 91, of Walsenburg, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 1997. Survived by four children, Ersie Wilkins, Flora (Gilbert) Rice, Walsenburg, Frances (Ken) Wiscamb, Denver, and Mike (Maria) Vigil, Silver City, N.M.- a sister, Margaret Martinez, Pueblo- grandchildren, Gary (Monica) Wilkins, Elaine (Nick) Gannon, California, Joyce Wilkins, Rob Rice, Francine Winterboer, Denver, Tom (Jeri) Rice, Walsenburg, Glenn (Pauline) Espinoza, Jeff (Patty) Vigil, New Mexico, and Adeline (Vince) Haberkorn, Leadville- 15 great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Maclovio "Mike" Vigil on Oct. 10, 1987- and two grandsons, Michael Espinoza and Mark Vigil. Rosary, 4 p.m. today, Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel, recited by the Altar Society. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Church with Father Frank Davied, O.F.M., officiating. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.

Vigil, Elvira
Elvira Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - January 02, 2000 - Elvira Vigil, 94, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 30, 1999. Born April 23, 1905, in Farisita, Colo. Preceded in death by her spouse, Isaias A. Vigil; parents, Librado and Jacintita Sanchez; son, Jimmy Vigil; brothers, Juan Sanchez, Salvador Sanchez, David Sanchez and Moises Sanchez; and sisters, Mary Bustos and Polly Vigil. Survived by her children, Cassie (Nan) Vigil, Pueblo, Florence (Lee Roy) Lujan, Pueblo, Berman (Ann) Vigil, Glenburnie, Md., Mary Dorothy Trujillo, Pueblo, Mary Frances (Bob) Solano, Phoenix, Ariz., and Annabelle (Bob) Apodaca, Pueblo; sisters, Lilia Codding, Commerce City, and Melinda (Solomon) Quintana, Denver, Colo.; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Elvira enjoyed sewing, crocheting, making blankets and the time she spent with her family and also the time spent in her flower garden. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. today at Romero Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday at St. Leander Church, Msgr. Howard L. Delaney, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food. Relatives and friends will be received at G.I. Forum, 125 E. River, after the interment.

Vigil, Emilianita
Emilianita Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1986 - Emilianita Vigil, 81, late of 18433 Road EE, Rocky Ford, and formerly of San Luis, died Feb. 22, 1986. Wife of Norverto Vigil and mother of Charlie Vigil, Francisco (Stella) Vigil and Lovine (David) Martinez, all of Rocky Ford, Geraldine (John) Martinez of San Pablo, Calif., JoAnn (Martin) Marrujo of Fort Collins and Patsy (Ed) DeHerrera of Colorado Springs. A sister of Eulalia Sanchez of San Luis, 19 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren also survive. Evening Mass, 7 o'clock Sunday, and rosary prayer service, 1 p.m. Monday, both services at St. Peter Church in Rocky Ford. Interment, Valley View Cemetery.

Vigil, Emma M.
Emma M. Vigil - Huerfano World - February 1, 2007 - It was a sunny January 29 day when the Lord cradled our beautiful mother in His arms and took her home. Emma was born January 1 to Gertrude and Sabas Duran in East Cucharas. Emma has been reunited with her parents, four brothers, four sisters, one grandson and her husband, Jake who preceded her in death. She is survived by three sisters: Mary Mares, Pueblo; Ophelia Martinez, Walsenburg; and Judy Vigil, San Francisco, CA. She is also survived by her children: Tom (Geraldine) Martinez, Wilfred (Veronica) Martinez, Patricia (Audra) Martinez, Debra (Thomas) Aichlmayr, Cheryl (Robert) Valdes, Ronald Vigil, Jacqueline Aragon, Richard (Loretta) Vigil and her beloved grandson, Josh Valdes. Mrs. Vigil had 23 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, who were the apple of her eye and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Our mother was a most special lady who devoted her life and love to God and her family. Funeral mass at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 1, 2007, from St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg. Interment in Masonic Cemetery. a reception will follow at the Eagles, 612 Main Street.

Vigil, Ennie Maria
Ennie Maria Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - June 01, 2006 - Ennie Maria Vigil, 77, departed this life May 26, 2006, at her home with her family by her bedside. She was born March 15, 1929, in Costilla, N.M., to Alfredo and Faustina Quintana, who preceded her in death; along with daughter, Theresa Benavidez; brothers Tony, Praxedes and Clor Quintana; sister, Viola Trujillo; in-laws, Jose Elizando, Sinforosa C. Vigil, Felix and Paul Vigil. Ennie was a very faithful Catholic and attended church at Sacred Heart of Avondale. She was very devoted to her family and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Special thanks to Hospice, Dr. Bahugana, and Bobbie from Argus. She is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, Fares Vigil; her children, Andy Vigil, Fred (Alicia) Vigil, Arthur (Darlene) Vigil, Mary Ann (Praxie) Vigil, Bernadette (Mike) Rodriguez, Chris (Jacquelyn) Vigil; brother, Joe (Bernice) Quintana; sisters, Lorraine (Tony) Trujillo and Elsie (Bernardo) Moya; special grandson, Dave Vigil; 27 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday; both services, Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Avondale, with Father Kevin Bachmann, OSB. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery.

Vigil, Evaristo
Evaristo Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 2005 - Evaristo Vigil, 79, passed away May 31, 2005. Born May 6, 1926, in San Luis, Colo., to Malaquias and Mary Vigil, who preceded him in death; along with his son, three brothers, and one brother-in-law. Survived by his loving wife, Lila Vigil; daughters, Martha (Sal) Marquez, Betty (Gary) Hotzel, Priscilla (Randy) Padilla, Dorothy (Bob) De La Torre, Diane (Dave) Sandoval; grandson, Jerry (Renee) Prien, raised as his own son; also survived by five sisters; four brothers; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Evaristo retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. He was a former owner of the South Side Recreation Center. Evaristo also enjoyed playing cards and fishing. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. tonight, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday; both services, St. Leander Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. A special thank you to the staff at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory.

Vigil, Everett
Everett Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2005 - Everett Vigil, age 65, a lifelong resident of Colorado Springs, passed away in Pueblo, Colo., as a result of an accident. He was a retired civilian employee of the Air Force Academy. Everett was the master cake decorator at Mitchell Hall. He prepared all birthday cakes and special cakes for cadets and military personnel and most importantly all 4- to 6-foot cakes for cadet graduation. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed and loved forever. Mr. Vigil is survived by his wife of 45 years, Catherine Martinez Vigil; his children, Louella (Rob) Duran, David Vigil and Liane (Rich) Donohoe; grandchildren, Paul, Valerie, Jacob, Reuben, Sierra, Rebecca, Caitlin; stepgrandchildren, Storm Donohoe, Desirae Duran; and great-grandchildren, Max and Victor. Everett also is survived by his brothers and sisters, Louie, Katy, Bob, Louise, Charlotte, Alfred, Betty, Richard, Emily and Joyce. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lallo and Millie; and brothers, Frank and Ted. Visitation will be from 2 until 5 p.m. today, Aug. 23, 2005, at Evergreen Funeral Home. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today, Aug. 23, 2005, at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 927 N. Logan in Colorado Springs, Colo. A reception will follow the Mass. Inurnment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Divine Redeemer Church or to the Knights of Columbus, 3613 Jeanine Drive Colorado Springs, CO, 80917.

Vigil, F. M.
F. M. Vigil – Kiowa County Press – June 23, 1911 – F. M. Vigil, for six years justice of the peace at Aguilar, Colo., died of cancer of the stomach. He was a pioneer.

Vigil, Fernando Sr.
Fernando Wilfred Vigil Sr. - Huerfano World - February 25, 1993 - Fernando Wilfred Vigil Sr., 55, of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died Tuesday, February 23, 1993, in St. Anthony Central Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born Jan. 19, 1938 in Walsenburg to Clarence and Sadie Vigil, he was raised in Walsenburg and attended local schools. He joined the Navy and after completing a six-year tour lived in California for ten years. In 1973, he moved to Denver, was self employed in Ferns and Vigil Restoration as a brick layer. He married Gayle Young in 1977. He was a member of St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Survivors include his wife, Gayle, Denver; five sons, Clarence, Fernando Jr., Elmer, Christopher and Juan III, all of Lakewood; six daughters, Brenda Ibanez, Thornton, Stephanie Vigil, Sadie Vigil, Grace Vigil, Victoria Vigil and Coraena Vigil, all of Lakewood; a brother, Arnold, Walsenburg; three sisters, Priscilla Sanchez, Broomfield, Esther Vigil, Lakewood and Christina Gonzales, Walsenburg; seven grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Rosary will be from St. Mary Church at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday from St. Mary. Cremation to follow. The family will receive friends at 447 East Fifth Street after the rosary and at Eagles Hall following the mass.

Vigil, Flora
Flora Vigil - La Veta Signature - July 13, 1989 - Mrs. Flora Vigil, 51, of Walsenburg died Saturday, July 8 of a skull fracture of unknown origin. Mrs. Vigil was born at Sand Arroyo, West of Walsenburg, on August 28, 1937. She spent her early years in that area attending the country school there. She later attended school at West Seventh Street, Washington and St. Mary. She graduated from Walsenburg High School in 1956. Mrs. Vigil was active in the Plaza de Los Leones celebration, St. Mary PTA, Eagles, Auxiliary. She was a member of St. Mary Church and served as a Sacristan for the Sunday celebrations of worship. Mrs. Vigil is survived by her mother, Sarita Vasquez, Walsenburg, her former husband, Charles Bernard Vigil, Sr., Colorado Springs, two daughters, Elaine B. Barnett and Stephanie Lyn Vigil, a son, Charles B. Vigil, Jr., granddaughter Jacqueline Nicole Burnett, all of Walsenburg. Also brother and sisters: Ernest Vigil, El Paso TX, Erlinda Martin de Campos, Whittier, CA, Margaret Applehunt and Joe Ribali, Walsenburg, Chris and Tom Vigil, and Paul Victor Ribali, Pueblo, and Lucy Martinez, Denver, and aunt, Estella Pacheco, and an uncle Reynaldo Vigil, Walsenburg, and other relatives. Services, St. Mary Church; Interment, Sand Arroyo Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of the arrangements.

Vigil, Flora Clara
Flora Clara Cordova Vigil - Huerfano World - April 10, 2003 - Flora Clara Cordova Vigil went to be with the Lord, her sisters, brother, mother and father on April 4, 2003 in Amarillo, TX. Flora was born to Jose Manuel Cordova and Bernardita Espinoza on Sept. 21, 1929. She was married to Louie Vigil on Oct. 7, 1946. She leaves her daughters, one son and grandchildren to cherish her memories, Theresa (David) Bustillos, Melissa, TX; Laverne, Syracuse, KS; Betty (Albert) Medina, Anthony Louie (Phyllis Cordova), Walsenburg; Julia (Charles Mestas) Denver; Pauline (Manuel) Enriquez, Syracuse, KS; Jeanette (Paul Bell), Amarillo, TX; and Sandy Vigil, Denver. She also leaves 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and her ex-husband, Louie Vigil. Mom is with her sisters and brothers now, Celestina (Sally) Sanchez, Juanita Gabaldon Chavez, Mary Trujillo, Abel, Fred, Claude, Clovis and Ted, leaving one brother, Abe (Wedo) Cordova, sisters-in-law, Pauline Cordova and Benerita (Betty) Cordova, Pueblo. Mom grew up in Walsenburg, lived in the place called The Poso, attended St. Mary's School until the 10th grade. She was an at-home mom to her children. She was a member of the Work Basket Sewing Club for many years. She was very happy living with her daughter, Jeanette, and her children for the last one 1½ years. She was a resident of Walsenburg Care Center and Spanish Peaks Veterans Nursing Home. At her request, she was cremated at Blackburn Shaw Memorial Chapel in Amarillo, TX. There will be a special mass service at St. Mary Church at a later date.

Vigil, Florence Rose
Florence Rose Vigil - Colorado Newspaper - September 30, 2000 - Florence Rose Vigil of Boulder, a homemaker, died Aug. 25 at Life Care Center in Longmont. She was 66. Mass was said Aug. 29 at St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Erie. Interment was in Erie Cemetery. She was born Florence Rose Dominguez on June 15, 1934, in Walsenburg. She was a former employee of Coors Packaging and Barber's Poultry in Broomfield. She is survived by three sons, Tim and Randy, both of Longmont, and Ken, Boulder; a daughter, Laurie Herrera, Lafayette; a brother, Pete Dominguez, Denver; three sisters, Ersie Katach and Virginia Rodriquez, both of Erie, and Sophie Sandoval, Tucumcari, N.M.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society Boulder County Unit Office, 1250 S. Hover Road, Suite F-2, Longmont, CO 80501; or to Hospice of Boulder County, Longmont Branch, 1510 Ninth St., Longmont, CO 80501.

Vigil, Florindo
Florindo "Levi" Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 2002 - Florindo "Levi" Vigil, 67, passed away May 2, 2002. He is preceded in death by his father, Joseph and his daughter, Franny. Survived by his mother, Emma Stickling; daughter, Sandy Vigil; grandson, Jack (Shannon) Cruz, Also survived by three great-grandchildren, Lacey, Hannah and Dalton. Viewing, from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Vigil, Frances
Frances "Mickey" Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 2002 - Frances "Mickey" Vigil, 80, born in Walsenburg, Colo., departed this life on her birthday, Dec. 18, 2002, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her first husband, Sam Gallegos, WWII veteran; and Thomas S. Vigil, her husband of 48 years. She was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Survived by her children, Loretta (Phil) Vigil, Ron (Norma) Gallegos, Annabella (Val) Padilla, Thomas P. Vigil, Donald Vigil, Leonard Vigil and John Vigil. Also survived by her sister, Theresa Sandoval; grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. Mickey raised her children like she took care of her garden - with pride and love. She will be dearly missed by her seven children, their families, and life-long devoted friends. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, immediately followed by funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Vigil, Freda Eva
Freda Eva Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 1965 - Freda Eva Vigil, 1529 Cedar. Fifteen-year-old daughter of Mrs. Freda Vigil and sister of Fred Vincent, Robert, Anita and Mrs. Alice Montoya, all of Pueblo. A granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gil Vigil and Mr. and Mrs. Vicente Romero, both of Walsenburg. Recitation of Rosary 9 p.m. today and Requiem Mass 8 a.m. Saturday; both services from St. Francis Church. Interment Mt. View Cemetery. Huerfano World - May 24, 2001 - In Loving memory of My Dad, Joseph Vincent Vigil (1960), my sister, Freda Eva Vigil (1965), my brother, Robert Gilbert Vigil (2000). Treasured memories of the time we spent together are forever in my heart. Love Anita

Vigil, Freddy Elbert
Freddy Elbert Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 1999 - Freddy Elbert Vigil, 2, beloved son, brother and grandson, departed this life Dec. 4, 1999, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born on April 28, 1997, in Pueblo. It was noted that in spite of his illness, Little Freddy was a happy child with a beautiful smile that certainly captured your attention and heart. Whatever the treatment given him by his doctors and nurses, somehow he always managed to smile and say "Thank you." He also enjoyed throwing and catching a ball. He is survived by his loving parents, Freddie and Roseanne (Albo) Vigil; a sister, Ashley Vigil; grandparents, Fred and Sally Vigil, Albert and Victoria Albo; godparents, Albert and Carlene Acosta; many special friends to include Mel Gomez, and Barbara Ripperger; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Holy Family Catholic Church, Rev. Jesse L. Perez, celebrant. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home, and the church hall following the burial rites.

Vigil, Frederico
Frederico Vigil - Huerfano World - March 2, 2000 - Frederico Vigil, 76, died Feb. 28, 2000 in Walsenburg Care Center. Born Jan. 1, 1924 in Sand Arroyo (North Veta) to the late Telesfora and Anastacio Vigil, he was a taxi driver. Survivors include; Ersie Roybal, Walsenburg; his children, Marie Vasquez, Florence Gonzales, Linda Ortega Johnson; Sarah Herrera, Elias Griego, Nora Vigil and Freida Rincon; two sisters, Louisa Vigil, Walsenburg and Viola Vigil, Pueblo; 35 grandchildren and 64 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg on Friday, Mar. 3. Rosary will be at 10 a.m. and mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in South St. Mary Cemetery.

Vigil, Gasper
Gasper Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - April 07, 2005 - Gasper Vigil, 94, born May 9, l910, passed away April 3, 2005. Mr. Vigil served in the U.S. Army during World War II, retired from the former Pueblo Army Depot. He enjoyed visiting and reading to his great-grandchildren Mikey, Esteban and Nevaeh, who lived with him and were the source of his strength. Preceded in death by his parents, Donisio and Vicenta (Vallejos) Vigil; beloved wife, Delfina Sierra Vigil. Survived by his children, Diana (Steve) Garcia, Robert (Adeline) Shanklin, Lucy Grant, Dorothy (Joe) Bobian; 22 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, 40 great-great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-great-grandchildren; also, former daughter -in-law, Annie Lucero; and former son-in-law Jerry Maes; numerous nieces and nephews. At Mr. Vigil's request, cremation. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Leander Catholic Church with the Rev. Ben Bacino as celebrant. Inurnment, Fort Logan National Cemetery. The Vigil family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Sangre de Cristo Hospice and all the neighbors for their love and concern. Pueblo Chieftain - Friday, April 08, 2005 - Gaspar Vigil. Also preceded in death by a sister, Ernestine (Andy) Jacquez; and a brother, Joe (Josie) Vigil. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Leander Catholic Church. Inurnment, Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Vigil, Genara
Genara Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - August 9, 1987 - Genara Vigil, late of Quest a, N.M., died Aug. 6, 1987. Survived by a daughter, Mary Robinson of Pueblo, and other children. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Church in Quest a. Interment, Questa Cemetery.

Vigil, George Leroy
George Leroy Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 1997 - George Leroy Vigil, 51, of Pueblo. Survived by his mother, Margaret Vigil, of the family home. Viewing from 1-6 p.m. today. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, both at Romero Funeral Chapel. Cremation to follow.

Vigil, Gerald G.
Gerald G. Vigil - Huerfano World - September 19, 2008 - Gerald G. Vigil, 56, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 8, 2008. Preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Cordelia Vigil; and infant sister, Katherine Vigil. Survived by his sister, Karen Vigil; special friends Carmen Gamez, Rex (Mollye) Graber, Gerald (Erin) Jerant, Fred (Pat) Eccher and John (Claudette) Geiser; and numerous other family and friends. Gerald was both a free spirit and a devoted family member and friend. He loved a broad spectrum of music, the mountains and the oceans, driving and working on cars, and had a special passion for Ford Mustangs. In addition to holding a real estate license, he also was a skilled craftsman, working with his father to build his parents' last Walsenburg home. He and his father worked together on many business projects, and Gerald also helped his family run their motels and restaurant in Walsenburg in earlier years. He also eagerly helped his sister and numerous others when they needed help fixing something at their homes, or help repairing their vehicles. He was dependable and always enjoyed being able to help when he was needed. He worked for the Colorado Department of Corrections for 13 years. He considered his co-workers as family. The funeral service was held last week at Romero Chapel in Pueblo.

Vigil, Geraldine A.
Geraldine A. Vigil - Huerfano World - April 4, 2002 - Geraldine Ann Vigil, 47, lifelong resident of Walsenburg, died April 1, 2002 after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Vigil was born on Dec. 9, 1954 in Walsenburg to Amado and Maria Elidia Bolero Garcia. Mrs. Vigil, a member of St. Mary Church, is survived by her husband, Claude R. Vigil; mother, Maria Elidia Garcia; children, Melanie (Mike) Medina, Walsenburg, Claude (J.C.) Vigil, Richard (Christina) Vigil, La Veta, and Nicholas Vigil; brothers and sisters, Amadito (Alice) Garcia, Viola (Bernie) Atencio, Walsenburg, Ernest Garcia, Pueblo, Juanita (Wally) Jackson, Phyllis (Emilio) Quintana, Margaret (Filbert) De Herrera and Ernest, (Kelly) Garcia Jr., Walsenburg; five granddaughters, numerous nieces and nephews. Services, St. Mary Church; rosary, 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, recited by Vera Espinoza. Funeral mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 4, with Fr. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Vigil, Gilbert L.
Gilbert L. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 2004 - Gilbert L. Vigil, 67, of Pueblo. Went home to be with the Lord Jan. 7, 2004. Born Feb. 9, 1936. Preceded in death by his father, Max E. Vigil; mother, Beatrice Vigil; stepmother, Margaret "Maggie" Vigil; brother, Leo W. Vigil; brother-in-law, Joseph Cortinas; nephew, Eugene Vigil. Survived by his sister, Alice Vigil; brother, Joe M. Vigil; also survived by numerous cousins, aunt, and other relatives. Gilbert was in the U.S. Army Special Services in 1954, 1956, and received an honorable discharge. Cremation has taken place. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Friday, at Holy Family Church. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Church.

Vigil, Gregorita
Gregorita "Grace" Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2004 - Gregorita "Grace" Vigil, 90, of Maxwell, N.M. passed away at Belmont Lodge Nursing Home on Friday, Jan. 9. Grace was born in Ojo Feliz, N.M. on April 24, 1913. She was preceded in death by husband, Apolonio "Chubby" Vigil and daughters, infant Zita and Molly Dolly Arellano. She is survived by daughters, Stella Vigil, Pueblo; Mary Lou (Ray) Martinez, Pueblo; Gloria Nickerson, Cerritos, Calif.; Marcella Lunford (Cat), Clute, Texas; Jean Hernandez, Ark.; Jana Vigil, Albuquerque; sons, Larry Vigil, Paonia, Colo.; Arthur (Dora) Vigil, Raton, N.M.; 32 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren. Services under the direction of Yaksich-Long Funeral Home in Raton.

Vigil, Guadalupe Marcelina
Guadalupe Marcelina Kiefer Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2004 - Guadalupe Marcelina Kiefer Vigil, 80, a homemaker, born June 2, 1924, in La Junta, passed away Sept. 10, 2004, at Parkview Medical Center. Predeceased by her parents, Jose and Laura (Madrid) Lopez; husbands, Edward Kiefer, Melvin Autobee and Daniel Vigil; three daughters, Mary, Louise and Geneveive; one son, Henry; and brother, Frank. Survived by her children, Jeannie (Claude), Florence (Donald), Sophia (Roger), Sonny (Brenda), Shirley (Manuel), Johnny, Joe (Teresa), Rosemary, Jimmy (Eliza), Richard (Tammy), Diane (Marvin), Richard (Valerie); three sisters, Dora (Arthur), Ruth (Luis), Mary (Felix); 71 grandchildren, 107 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; special friends, John, Pauline, Nora, Mr. C; and her faithful dog, "Boots." Visitation, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Leander Catholic Church, with the Rev. Benjamin J. Bacino as celebrant. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at 1322 E. Ninth and 2207 E. 12th St., Apt. No. 120. and at St. Leander Hall following the Mass.

Vigil, Hope
Hope Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2004 - Hope Vigil, 78, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord, March 2, 2004. Born Nov. 4, 1925, in Ordway, Colo. Preceded in death by former spouse, William J. Roybal; daughter, Theresa Chacon; son-in-law, Arnold Chacon; father, Abel Vallejos; stepfather, J.F. Montez; mother, Donisia Montez; siblings, Grace, Annie, Manuel. Survived by loving husband, Waldo O. Vigil; son, Roger (Priscilla) Roybal; daughters, Carmel (J.R.) Green, Rose (Gary) Archibeque; stepchildren, Shirley Montez, Bob (Rose), Carl, Gilbert (Cindy), Rennie (Valerie) Vigil; brothers, Mack, Eloy, Steve, Ralph Montez; sisters, Viola Gallegos, Mary Granillo, Patsy Valdez. Survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many relatives and friends. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Thursday, at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Leander Church. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after vigil service and after interment. Interment, San Arroyo Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the home of Rose Archibeque prior to services.

Vigil, Ida A.
Ida A. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 2005 - Ida A. Vigil, 70, born Aug. 19, 1934, went to be with the Lord on April 6, 2005. Preceded in death by her infant son, Amos; and sister, Delores Olivia. Survived by her devoted husband of 55 years, Amos J. Vigil; mother, Maclovia Atz; brother, Ernest (JoAnn) Valdez; children, Patty (Gilbert) Archuleta, Amy (Peter) Romero; grandchildren, Jason (Angelia) Archuleta, Robert Archuleta, Amber Romero, Marcie Richardson; great-grandchildren, Ralph (Quinn) I Richardson, Benicio Archuleta, Maclovia (Chloe) Richardson; goddaughter, Marlene Cordova; nephews, Eric Valdez and Brent Valdez; niece and goddaughter, Nicole Valdez; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including very special friends, Alfred and Ellen Maldonado. Ida was an operating tech at Parkview Hospital for 23 years and also worked for CMHH from 1986 through 1993 until her retirement. She loved fishing, camping and reading. Ida was a hard worker, loyal, dependable and loved her job. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Holy Family Church. Family will receive friends at the church hall after the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory.

Vigil, Irene
Irene Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 2003 - Irene Vigil, 83 of Vineland, entered the gates of Heaven on Sept. 28, 2003. Born Oct. 26, 1919, in LeDoux, N.M. Preceded in death by parents, Praxedes and Estephanita Tafoya; her son, Bonefacio Vigil Jr.; her daughter, Theresa Leyba; daughter-in-law, Sylvia Vigil; three brothers, Sam, Nash and Praxedes Tafoya; two sisters, Estella and Agatha Aragon. Survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Bonefacio Vigil; sons, Benito (Virginia) Vigil, David (Judy) Vigil, Praxie (Mary Ann) Vigil, Tom (Denise) Vigil, Adolph (Diana) Vigil, Charlie Vigil, and Danny (PattyJo) Vigil; daughters, Trinnie (Albert) Cordova, Celia (Arthur) Vigil, Isabel (Don) Villegas, Katie (Darrell) Contreras, Juanita (Rick) Gonzales, Carmen (Rick) Avalos; brother, Ernest Tafoya; sisters, Marie Lovato, Delicia Trambley, Mercy Crollett and Katie Martinez; 61 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Service to be held on Tuesday. Location and time to be announced in Tuesday's obituary notices. Pastor Orlando Vigil, officiant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received prior to service at 27311 Bronco Dr., home of daughter, Carmen Avalos. In lieu of food, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Vigil, Irene A.
Irene A. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2001 - In Memory of Irene A. Vigil on her 68th Birthday, September 22, 1932. - Sentiment - Husband, Children, Grandchildren, Family and Friends

Vigil, Isabel
Isabel Vigil - Huerfano World - October 18, 2007 - Isabel Vigil, 72, died Friday, October 12, 2007, at her home in Walsenburg after a short illness. Mrs. Vigil was born in Walsenburg on June 5, 1935. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and a special friend to so many who knew her. Her first love was her family, especially the once-a-month Sunday dinners. She was also very athletic. She enjoyed playing volleyball, bowling and softball, In fact, just two years ago, Isabel and her daughter threw a double play in softball. She especially enjoyed watching her grand kids play sports. Mrs. Vigil was preceded in death by her son, Pete, just 19 months ago. Also her parents, Gil and Eva Vigil; brothers, Vince, Gil, and Albert; sisters, Mercy and Viola. She is survived by her loving husband, Tino; sons and daughter Gilbert (Chris) Pedraza, Anthony Vigil, Bernadette (David) Vigil, John Vigil, Ray (Rhonda) Vigil, Michael (Sandy) Vigil, Phillip (Amy) Vigil; daughter-in-law, Mary Ann, 24 grand kids, 14 great-grand kids; 4 sisters, Bernice, Theresa, Gloria and Jenny; two brother, Art and Bernard; special nephew, Anthony (Ginger) Martinez; a special part of the family, Nancy (Pete) Ross; numerous nieces and nephews. Services were Tuesday at St. Mary Church with burial at the South St. Mary Cemetery.

Vigil, Isidoro
Isidoro Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 1986 - Isidoro Vigil, 100, late of 120 Marian Drive, died May 25, 1986. Mr. Vigil lived in Pueblo and California and was formerly of Las Vegas, N.M. He is survived by 13 children, Juan (Delia) Vigil of 120 Marian Drive in Pueblo, Secundino (Margaret)Vigil of Las Vegas, Eusebio (Edith) Vigil of California, Isidoro (Martha) Vigil of Granada, Mercedes Roybal of Cheyenne, Wyo., Sarah (Lawrence) Dossett of Texas, Elenor (Alfonso) Allemand of Texas, Patsy Rodberg of California, Mary (Don) Strain of Seattle, Roberto Maestas of Seattle, Frank Vigil of Albuquerque, Mary Ann (John) Aragon and Daniel Vigil, both of California. Six generations of grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Service, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rivera Chapel, the Rev. Steve Gallaway, and Roger Trujillo officiating. Complete arrangements pending at Gonzales Funeral Home in Las Vegas, N.M.

Vigil, J. U.
J. U. Vigil – Bayfield Blade – June 18, 1915 – J. U. Vigil, for the past two years postmaster of Trinidad, and for more than twenty-five years a leader of the Democratic party in Las Animas county, died of pneumonia.

Vigil, Jake
Jake Vigil - Huerfano World - November 24, 1994 - Huerfano native, Jake Vigil, of Pueblo, died Nov. 20, 1994, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital. Born May 25, 1907 in North Veta, he is survived by his children, Jose "Bennie" Vigil, Pueblo, Robert Vigil, Vallejo, CA, Anthony Vigil, Stockton, CA and Sophia Franco, Nevada; brothers, Alfred Vigil, Denver and Bernie Vigil, Oakland, CA; sisters, Grace Jaramillo, Pueblo and Rose Castro, Callusa, CA; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Vigil was a member of St. Mary Church in Pueblo and the CIO at CF&I. Funeral mass was Tuesday and commendation service was Wednesday from St. Mary. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery.

Vigil, Jake
Jake Vigil - Huerfano World - May 25, 1989 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Jake Vigil, who died 35 years ago, May 31, 1954. Someone remembers, someone cares, his name is whispered in our prayers. A smile, a tear, a thought sincere, how often we wish that he were here.

Vigil, Jake
Jake Vigil - Huerfano World - April 6, 2000 - Jake Vigil, Jr., 71, of Tacoma/Puyallup, WA, died March 9, 2000.

Vigil, Jennie
Jennie Vigil - Greeley Tribune - June 14, 2006 - Jennie Vigil, 87, died June 11, 2006. Jennie Vigil was born in Aguilar to Felix and Maclovia (Martinez) Duran. She attended school in Pitkin and took continuing education classes at Aims Community College in Greeley. On July 15, 1934, she married Joe C. Vigil in Gunnison. They lived in various mountain communities and started an eastward trek. They lived on the Historic Lohr Farm in Longmont. Mrs. Vigil is featured in the history of the Boulder County Agriculture Museum, which is a tribute to her great interest in history and, in particular, her interest in genealogical history. She was a direct descendent of a Centennial settler of Colorado. Mrs. Vigil was an avid reader and instilled her love of reading in her children. She served as an election judge , was a member of RSVP and was a longtime resident of the Birchwood Apartments. She was a part of the regular routine of assembling puzzles and playing bingo. Mrs. Vigil especially enjoyed playing Scrabble with family members. She also enjoyed crocheting and knitting afghans, and was a devout member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She died Sunday at her home in Greeley. Survivors: Her daughters, Shirley Trevino of Greeley, Ramona Moreno and Leonora Bocock and husband Glenn, all of Greeley, Angela Apodaca and husband Manuel, Juanita Guy and husband Ed and Anita Casynn and husband John, all of Longmont, and Dolores Young and husband David of Parker; her sons, Henry Vigil and wife Lillian of Cohutta, Ga., Roger Vigil and wife Patricia and Antonio Vigil, all of Greeley; her sisters, Dolly Holland and Lucy Chaney, both of Pueblo; 42 grandchildren, 94 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by: Her parents; her husband, Joe; a son, Pete; two daughters, Roberta and June; one grandson, Christopher Vigil; three brothers, Gilbert, Serafine and Dennis; and two sisters, Mary and Felicita. Services: Recitation of the Rosary, 7 p.m. today and Mass of Christian Burial, noon Thursday, both at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 2222 23rd Ave., Greeley. Visitation: 1-6 p.m. today at Stoddard Funeral Home. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley.

Vigil, Jesse A.
Jesse A. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2001 - Jesse A. Vigil, 33, went to be with the Lord on April 10, 2001. Born March 7, 1968, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceeded in death by his sister, Ruby A. Medina; father, Jose R. Vigil. He is survived by loving wife of 14 years, Isabel Valle; mother, Mabel D. Vigil; siblings, Ralph Vigil, Roseann (Ralph) Mendoza, Bernadette Vigil, Roger (Irene) Vigil, Robert (Linda) Vigil, Mabel L. Vigil and Anthony (Irene) Medina, all of Pueblo. Also survived by Isabel's children, Maxine Duran, Sonya (Mike) Vigil, Nicole Valle, Ben Valle; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him, but will never be forgotten in our hearts. May he rest in peace. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 North Elizabeth. The family will receive friends and relatives at both 21 Caledonia and 2044 East Fourth, No. 3.

Vigil, Jessie M.
Jessie M. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 2003 - Jessie M. Vigil, 54, passed away May 2, 2003, in Pueblo. Services will be in Greeley.

Vigil, Joan Carol
Joan Carol (Quintana) Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2001 - Joan Carol (Quintana) Vigil, 61, lifetime Pueblo resident, departed this life July 10, 2001. Born on Feb. 1, 1940, she was a licensed beautician before her health failed. She graduated from Central High School in 1958. She attended PCC and was an avid sports fan. Preceded in death by her father, Tony Quintana; brother, Joseph Anthony; aunt, Tomasita Cordova. Survived by her mother, Caroline Sandoval Quintana; children, April (Todd Barlow) Vigil, Charles Vigil; grandchildren, Darian Garcia, Charley and Estevan Vigil, Steven (Bubba) Kimler; best friend, Pat Smith; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Cremation to follow.

Vigil, Joe D. G.
Joe D. G. Vigil - Huerfano World - January 29, 1998 - Joe D. G. Vigil, 91, of Walsenburg, died Jan. 21, 1998 in Huerfano Medical Center. Born Feb. 25, 1906 in Rouse to Felix D. J. and Eulalia Bustos Vigil, he worked for over 50 years with the DR&GW Railroad. He married Josephine Jacquez Jan. 6, 1934. Mr. Vigil is survived by his wife, Josephine, Walsenburg; a daughter, Odelia Pons, Walsenburg; a son Arthur Vigil, Denver; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters. Funeral mass was from St. Mary Church. Cremation.

Vigil, Joe Danny
Joe Danny Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2006 - Joe Danny Vigil, 54, of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly on May 15, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Eloisa Vigil. He is survived by the mother of his children, Carolyn Gonzales; children, Johnny (Diana) Vigil, Vicky Vigil, Georgia Vigil and Jauna Avitia; siblings, Marcella (Martin) Flores, Carol (Florenzio) Medina, Lillian (Phil) Trujillo and Frieda (Ernie) Padilla; grandchildren, Daniel, Amelio, Jonathon, Shardae and Raeann; and great-grandson, Xavier. No viewing. Funeral Service, 10 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's hall after burial. Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2006 - Joe Danny Vigil, 54, of Pueblo. Also survived by grandson, Emillio (Carolyn Crespin) Vigil. Funeral service, 10 a.m. today, Romero Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after burial. Special thanks to Ted and Marla Hernandez and family, and Patricia and girls.

Vigil, Joe S.
Joe S. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2001 - Joe S. Vigil, 83, passed away Nov. 15, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Sept. 7, 1918, in Laguna, Colo., to Antonio and Onofre Vigil, who preceded him, along with a daughter, Jenny; sister, Sadie Pacheco; brother, Eloy Vigil; and special nephew, Fernando Vigil Sr. Survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Cora Vigil; daughters, Gerry (Larry) Vigil, Sylvia (Tony) Montoya, Anita "Neeter" Mayoral, Rosie (Fred) Temeyosa, Pauline (Mark) Veniegas, Linda Temeyosa; and son, Joe J. Vigil; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; also survived by brother, Anthony (Isabel) Vigil; sisters, Ercie (Bill) Frias, Zella Garbiso, and Grace Montoya; brother-in-law, Louis DeHerrera; very special nephew, Arnold Vigil; and nieces, Priscilla Sanchez, Esther Vigil and Tina Gonzales; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and godchildren. Joe was a highly decorated WWII veteran who also was awarded the Purple Heart, amongst other medals of honor. Joe retired from the Pueblo Army Depot with 32 years of service. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. Sunday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, both services at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Vigil, Joe S.
Joe S. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 2000 - Joe S. Vigil passed away Sept. 17, 2000, in Pueblo. Joe was born Oct. 26, 1911, in Walsenburg and has lived in this area his entire life. Joe had a successful career spanning several decades as a professional boxer, and after his retirement from the ring used his knowledge and experience to train young boxers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Melinda, in 1993. His survivors include his daughter, Sadie (Charlie) Tresick; son, Dwayne Vigil; stepsons, Charlie and Joe Vigil; as well as six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today in the Davis Memorial Chapel, with cremation to follow in the Davis Crematory. Interment of the cremated remains will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday in St. Mary's Cemetery in Walsenburg.

Vigil, Joe Silvie
Joe Silvie Vigil "Buddy Silver", - Huerfano World - September 21, 2000 - Joe Silvie Vigil "Buddy Silver", 88, died Sept. 17, 2000. He was born in Walsenburg Oct. 28, 1911. Graveside service will be held at South St. Mary Cemetery on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. He is survived by three sons, two daughters and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Vigil, Joe V.
Joe V. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2010 - Joe V. Vigil, 65, passed away Feb. 8, 2010. Born in Trinidad, Colo. Preceded in death by brothers, Charles and Joe Dominguez; nephews, Jeff McCafferty, Tom Perri. He is survived by son, Ronald; daughter, Yvette; and two grandchildren; siblings, Nora Perri, Mary Watkins, Alice Waechter and Jim Herrera; numerous nieces and nephews; special great-nieces, Alissa and Linsey; loving cousin, Joe Spahr; and many loving friends. He was a member of Praise Assembly Church, was very generous, supported his church and many ministries. He served in the Marine Corps four years with an honorable discharge. Service, 1 p.m. Feb. 18, 2010, Praise Assembly, with military honors to follow indoors. At Joe's request, a private inurnment will be at his family's ranch in Trinchera Pass, where he learned the values of life, integrity and doing good to all mankind.

Vigil, John
John Vigil - Walsenburg World - April 18, 1922 - Military Funeral For Deceased Soldier - Military Funeral For John Vigil Next Sunday At 2 p.m. - The body of Private John Vigil will arrive in the city on Thursday evening at 6:20 and will be met by a military escort of the American Legion. The body will then be taken to the home of his parents in La Veta where it will remain until Sunday morning when it will be brought back to Walsenburg and will lie in state at the court house from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. Military services will be held at the court house and also at the grave by the local Post of the American Legion. Legion members in La Veta will meet the body there Thursday evening and escort it to the home, and will also act as escort back to Walsenburg on Sunday. Private John Vigil is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Damacio Vigil of La Veta. John was born in Huerfano county 23 years ago. He attended the public schools in Walsenburg and grew to manhood in the vicinity. He attended college for two years in Albuquerque, New Mexico. When his country called he responded willingly and enlisted in the United States Army in August 1917. After a very short stay in training camps in this country he sailed for France and saw quite a bit of action. It was during some of the thickest of the fighting that Private Vigil was killed in action. He was a brave soldier and willingly gave his life for his country. He was a fine Christian lad and was beloved by all who knew him. He is survived by two brothers, Alfredo and Damacio Jr., and four sisters, Mrs. Claude Swift, Mrs. Carl Swift, Mrs. Manuel Rivers and Miss Emile Vigil. Huerfano World - April 12, 1990 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1922: The bodies of three men killed in the World War, John Vigil, Anastacio Trujillo of Rouse, and Charles Elmire of Gardner, are being returned for burial. John Vigil - Huerfano World - April 22, 1993 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1922: The body of John Vigil, son of Damaso Vigil, has been returned from Europe for a proper soldier's burial.

Vigil, John Anthony
John Anthony Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2004 - John Anthony Vigil, born April 2, 1935 in Loveland Colo., passed away May 14, 2004. Survived by wife, Theresa, sons, Jim (Rita Lara) Vigil, Walsenburg, Colo.; John Vigil, Greeley Colo.; Joe Renner Kansas; daughter, Theresa (Dale) Quintana, Commerce City, Colo; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Rose (Greg) Jaurez, Fort Lupton. Special thanks to Hospice Services. Veteran U.S. Navy. Memorial Service Saturday, May 29, 2004, 10:00 a.m., St. Francis Church. Cremation has taken place. Military Honors by the Pueblo Ritual Team.

Vigil, John F.
John F. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2003 - John F. Vigil, 75, of Pueblo went home to be with the Lord on July 25, 2003. Born June 9, 1928, in La Garita, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Max and Grace Vigil; son, Bennie Vigil; grandson, Shawn Vigil. Survived by spouse, Virginia Vigil; sons, John (Jennifer) Vigil and Don (Sue) Vigil; daughter, Janie (Ken) Nuci; brother, Robert Vigil; sisters, Jennie Hood and Judy (Kevin) Johnson; grandchildren, Donnie (Elke), Wendy, Kristie (Aaron), Renee (Will), Stephanie, Jessica, Vanessa, Benny, Megan; great-grandchildren, Dominique, Vivianna, Mariah; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. John enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid Broncos and Rockies fan; but his true loves were his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Monday, at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services.

Vigil, John Patrick
John Patrick Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2001 - John Patrick Vigil, age 36, born March 24, 1964, passed away Feb. 2, 2001. He is survived by his sister, Jeannine (Jake) Arellano; brothers, Joe (Pat) Vigil and Jerry Vigil; special aunt and uncle who raised him, Betty and Larry Maes; seven nieces; four nephews; numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives; as well as a special friend, T. Rosie Flakes. John is preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Eloida Vigil; and grandmother, Faye Martinez. He graduated from South High School in 1982 and served in the U.S. Army. John was a little man with a big heart and touched many people. Viewing, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. and Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Rosary, Monday, 7 p.m. at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 2 p.m., Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at 1601 Kingsroyal.

Vigil, John T.
John T. Vigil - Huerfano World - June 15, 1995 - John T. Vigil of Pueblo died June 9, 1996. Mr. Vigil was a member of US Army during peacetime, a member of VFW Pueblo Post #61 and Pueblo Aerie no. 145 (FOE). Survivors include two children, Anthony Vigil and Therese Madrid, both of Pueblo; brother, Stefana M. Trujillo, Percilla Romero and Clara Espinoza, five grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be Wednesday from George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Burial will be in North St. Mary Cemetery in Walsenburg.

Vigil, Johnathan D. (Baby)
Baby Johnathan D. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 2001 - Baby Johnathan D. Vigil, born May 3, 2001, was quickly called to be an angel by entering heaven's gates on May 3, 2001. Survived by his parents, Andrea and Johnathan Vigil; brother, Anthony Vigil, all of Pueblo. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, at Praise Assembly of God Church, 2000 Troy Ave. Pastor Phil Lucero, officiating. Relatives and friends will be received at Praise Assembly after interment.

Vigil, Jose Fred
Jose Fred Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2003 - Jose Fred Vigil, 62, entered eternal life March 12, 2003, in Pueblo, following a lengthy illness. Fred was born May 13, 1940, in Antonito, Colo. He served in the U.S. Army, retired from CF&I Steel Corp. after 28 years of service, then retired from the State of Colorado Military Affairs in 2002. Preceded in death by his mother, Sophia Vigil; and fathers-in-law, Chris Trujillo and Emilio Abeyta. He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 35 years, Gloria Vigil; daughter, Lisa (Leonard Finn) Vigil; son, Jose Vigil; grandson, Mark Finn; father, Alcario Vigil; siblings, Carlos (Lupe) Vigil, Ida (Baldamar) Cordova, Eva (Bill) Cordova, Jasper (Ann) Vigil, Ruth (Fred Quintana) Salazar, Clara (Anthony) Nunez and Laura (Roddy) Palma; mother-in-law, Mary Abeyta; brothers-in-law, Fermin (Lulu) Trujillo, Joe Trujillo, Clovis (Dorothy) Trujillo and Richard (Liz) Abeyta; sister-in-law, Marie Gurule; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, who he loved very much and who loved him in return. Viewing from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends and family at the church hall following both services.

Vigil, Jose P.
Jose "Joe" P. Vigil - Huerfano World - May 20, 1999 - Jose "Joe" P. Vigil, 82, of Walsenburg, formerly of Canon City, died May 10, 1999 at his home. Born August 8, 1916 in Gardner to Victor and Florinda Barela Vigil, he was in World War II veteran and had lived in the Walsenburg area for the past three years. Survivors include his children Joe A. Vigil, Tucson, AZ, Rose Vigil Medina, Pueblo, Marti Young, Tucson, AZ; a sister, Laura Romero, Pueblo; seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorial service was held Friday from Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel. The Fort Carson burial team and Fr. Mark Bettinger officiated. Cremation.

Vigil, Jose Ramon
Jose Ramon Vigil - Huerfano World - January 4, 1990 - Jose Ramon (Ray) Vigil, 58, Walsenburg, died at his home Jan. 1, 1990. Born on the family ranch in Sand Arroyo Apr. 5, 1931, the son of Ramundo and Teresina Vigil, he attended school at Sand Arroyo County School and for several years after worked on the family ranch. During the early 1950's he went to Pueblo and Colorado Springs where he worked for Alpha Beta Meat Co. and at various other jobs. He returned to Walsenburg in 1964 where he had lived since. Survivors include his children, Ramon Vigil and Matthew Mejia, Pueblo; brothers and sisters, Caroline Martinez, Jerry Vigil, Bernice Garcia, Ida Mae Martin, Jim Vigil, Manuel Vigil and Dorothy Vallejos, all of Walsenburg; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Immediate burial was in Sand Arroyo Cemetery on Wednesday morning. Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday (tonight) at the Apostolic Assembly Church. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Vigil, Jose Reuben
Jose Reuben Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 1998 - Jose Reuben Vigil, 75, passed away Sept. 25, 1998. Survived by his wife, Marie Vigil- son, Michael (Connie) Vigil- grandchildren, Michelle and Brandon Vigil- great-grandson, Brandon Jeremy Vigil-Archuleta- three nieces- two nephews- half-brother, Larry Vigil- half-sister, Mercy Vigil- and special friend, Leo Sandoval. Preceded in death by his sister, Bertina Espinoza. Mr. Vigil was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in WWII. He retired from the PAD in 1972. He enjoyed sports, fishing, word search puzzles and was a volunteer for the SRDA for 17 years. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, both services at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Viewing, noon until 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

Vigil, Jose Vicente
Jose Vicente Vigil - Huerfano World - December 10, 1959 - Jose Vicente Vigil Funeral services for Vigil, which was arranged by the Furphy Mortuary, were held this morning (Thursday) at St. Mary Church. Burial was in the old St. Mary Cemetery. The accident victim was a native of Conejos where he was born on April 1, 1868. He came to Huerfano County in 1872 at the age of four when approximately 25 families made the move to take advantage of the relatively mild climate and the longer growing season. In 1890, he was married to the former Guadalupe Gonzales of Trinidad who died some years ago. However, he is survived by two sons, Gil Vigil, Walsenburg, and August Vigil, Denver; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph Valdez, San Lorenzo, Calif., and Mrs. Mary Gonzales and Mrs. Louis Ortega, both of Denver; a grandson, Julian Atencio, U.S. Air Force, Savannah, Ga.; a granddaughter, Mrs. Alex Yerda, Denver; and numerous grandchild and great-grandchildren. He was a member of St. Mary Church and the Sacred Heart Society. From 1904-1912, he was a county commissioner in Las Animas county but gave up the post because he was dissatisfied with the $5 a day pay. He then moved to Walsenburg to go into the sheep business.

Vigil, Joseph Raymond
Joseph Raymond Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 1986 - Joseph Raymond Vigil, 39, of 1739 E. Seventh, passed away March 11, 1986. Survived by wife, Martina Vigil; children, Francisco Vigil, Joseph Raymond Jr., and Ricardo Vigil, all of Pueblo. Brother of Ida Garduno. Survived also by niece, Judy Vigil, and numerous aunts and uncles. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rivera Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Anne Church, 2701 E. 12th. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home of Ida Garduno, 1610 W. 18th Street. Flowers and donations are welcome.

Vigil, Joseph S.
Joseph S. Vigil - Huerfano World - October 28, 1976 - Mr. Joseph S. Vigil, 84, of Walsenburg, died Monday morning, Oct. 25, 1976, at Huerfano Memorial Hospital. Born in Higby Sept. 5, 1892, Mr. Vigil spent most of his life in Huerfano County. He retired from the Denver Rio Grande Railroad and then was a janitor for the school district in Walsenburg for 15 years. Survivors include two sons, Louis Vigil and David Vigil, both of Walsenburg; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. His wife, Mrs. Reynalda Vigil, died Dec. 15, 1974. Services for Mr. Vigil were held at St. Mary's Church in Walsenburg. Wake service was conducted at 7p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, and Mass of Christian Burial was recited at 10 a.m., Wednesday. Burial followed at north St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Vigil, Joseph Vincent Jr.
Joseph Vincent Vigil Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 1960 - Joseph V. Vigil Jr., 1529 Cedar. Jan. 18, local hospital. Employe of the Pueblo Plant, Colorado Fuel & Iron Corp. Husband of Mrs. Eva Vigil. Announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 1960 - Joseph Vigil funeral is set for Walsenburg. Rosary recitation for Joseph Vincent Vigil, 37, of 1529 Cedar, Pueblo, who died in a Pueblo hospital Monday, will be at 7:15 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's church here and at 8 p.m. at the Furphy Mortuary. Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday at the church and interment will be in the South St. Mary Cemetery. Mr. Vigil was born March 22, 1922, in Aguilar. He was a member of a pioneer Huerfano County family. He served four years with the U.S. Army in the European theater. He was an employe of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Corp. Pueblo plant. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Freda Vigil; three daughters, Alice, Freda and Anita; three sons, Vincent, Robert and Fred, all of the family home, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gill Vigil, of Walsenburg. There also are four brothers, Albert and Arthur, of Walsenburg; Gilbert, of Denver, and Bernard, serving with the U.S. Air Force in Spain, who will fly home for the funeral; five sisters, Mrs. Albert Atencio and Miss Mercedes Vigil, both of Denver; Mrs. Robert Hargrove, Ogemah, Okla.; Mrs. Isabel Pedraza and Mrs. Manuel Espinosa, both of Walsenburg. Huerfano World - January 19, 1989 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Joseph Vincent Vigil, who passed away 29 years ago. Gone but not forgotten. Fondly remembered by his family. Anita.

Vigil, Josephine
Josephine Vigil - Huerfano World - November 19, 2001 - Josephine Vigil, 88, of Lakewood, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at a nursing home facility in Lakewood.   Mrs. Vigil was born on April 27, 1913 in Monticello, NM.  She was one of 10 children born to Anastacio and Silveria (Lucero) Jaquez.  The family moved to the Walsenburg area around 1925.  There, she lived until entering nursing care facilities in the Denver area in 1999.  She married Joe D. G. Vigil on Jan. 6, 1934 in Walsenburg.  The couple raised four sons and one daughter.  She was a homemaker who cared for her family in the family home.  She enjoyed crochet work, read a great deal, enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles.  She also loved to sing and she was always singing at the nursing home.  Mrs. Vigil is survived by a daughter, Odelia Pons of Denver, nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Memorial services were held at Darrell-Howe Mortuary in Lafayette on Nov. 21 at 1 p.m.   A reception was held at the Chapel following the services. Cremation took place in Lafayette.

Vigil, Josephine M.
Josephine M. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2003 - Josephine M. Vigil, 91, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 9, 2003. Born in Oak Creek, Colo., and was a life-long member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Preceded in death by parents, Onofre and Sophia Montoya; her beloved husband, Silvano Vigil; son, Frailan Vigil; and grandson, John (Jay) Quintana of Pueblo. Survived by and will be sadly missed by her daughter, Margaret (George) Zamarripa; and sons, Robert (Esther) Vigil, Pueblo, Tomas Vigil, St. Johns, Ariz., Onofre Vigil, Denver, Raymond (Elizabeth) Vigil, Colorado Springs; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m., Thursday. Funeral Mass, 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2003; all services to be held at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart with Father Roger Dorcy officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Also, please visit Josephine's memorial at www.mem.com.

Vigil, Josephine P.
Josephine P. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2004 - Josephine P. Vigil, 77, born March 18, 1927, passed away Aug. 17, 2004. Predeceased by son, Eugene Sisneros; fathers, Cheyenne Vargas and Ted Diaz; and brothers, William Vargas and James Diaz. Survived by children, Nick (Nora) Sisneros, Geri Gurule and Ernest Gurule; nine grandchildren and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; mother, Frances Diaz; brothers, Louis Diaz, John Diaz and Leon Vargas; and sisters, Virginia Archuleta, Barbara Brooks and Isabel Thorne. At her request, cremation. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Compassionate Friends in care of the funeral home.

Vigil, Juan Antonio
Juan Antonio "Tony" Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2006 - Juan Antonio "Tony" Vigil. Died on April 14, 2006. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 23, 2006, at the College of Santa Fe Chapel in Santa Fe, N.M.

Vigil, Juan D.
Juan D. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - February 02, 2001 - Juan D. Vigil, 73, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Jan. 31, 2001. Born June 28, 1927, in Las Vegas, N.M. to Isidoro and Emelia (Garcia) Vigil, both deceased. Survived by his loving spouse Adelaide "Dee" Vigil of the family home; daughters, Molly Quintana, Las Vegas, N.M., and Kathleen (Steve) Addington, Glendale, Ariz.; grandchildren, Travis (Lori) Addington, Nathaniel (Adrianna) Addington, Benny (Martha) Quintana, Bernadette (Andres) Martinez and Lucy Quintana. Also eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Secundino Vigil, Colorado Springs, Colo., Eusebio (Edith) Vigil, Pittsburg, Calif., and Isidoro (Martha) Vigil Jr., Lamar, Colo.; sisters, Mercedes Roybal, Cheyenne, Wyo., Sara Dossett, Spearman, Texas, Patsy Rodberg, Banning, Calif., and Eleanor Aleman, Dumas, Texas. He enjoyed his Bible study and going to church and Billie's doughnut shop. He loved walking his dog, Friscoe. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Romero Chapel. Memorial prayer service, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, both at Romero Home. Officiant Pastor David Kimsey. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Vigil, Juan D. D.
Juan D.D. Vigil - Huerfano World - March 14, 2002 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1935: Died, Juan D.D. Vigil, son of M.A. Vigil, of blood poisoning.  He leaves a wife, Marguerita, sons Max and John, a brother Cass and sister Mrs. Joe Sanchez. [Editor's Note: Juan D. D. Vigil died March 10, 1935. Obituary listed World Independent, March 11, 1935, Page 1.]

Vigil, Juan De Dios
Juan De Dios Vigil – Walsenburg World – April 18, 1912 - Died at Pryor Colo., April 9, 1912, Juan De Dios Vigil, age 71 years, 5 mos, 21 days.

Vigil, Julia
Julia Vigil - Huerfano World - July 22, 1993 - Funeral service for Julia Vigil of Pueblo who died July 13, 1993 following a lengthy illness was July 16 in that city. Born May 22, 1942 in Badito, she was employed at St. Mary Corwin Hospital for 27 years. Survivors include her husband, Leory Vigil, Pueblo; sons, Joseph Vigil, Albuquerque, NM, Kenneth Vigil and Bryan Vigil, both of Pueblo; her mother, Eusevia Pino, Walsenburg; her father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Reynaldo Vigil, Walsenburg; brothers, Victor Pino, Walsenburg and Billy Pino, Denver; sisters, Alice Pacheco and Marie Martinez, Pueblo, Audrie Pino, Walsenburg, Linda Herrera, Pueblo and Eve Mackiewiez, Colorado Springs; two grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Burial was in Singing Tower, Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo.

Vigil, Justo Antonio
Justo Antonio "Tony" Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 1998 - Justo Antonio "Tony" Vigil passed away Jan. 12, 1998. He is survived by his children, Ralph Anthony Vigil, Ruben Mark Vigil of Sacramento, Calif., Rita Kay (Terry) Bishop, Rachel Mae (Duane) Gonzales and Ruby June (Tom) Alfaro of Denver- seven grandchildren- brothers, Louis (Annie) Vigil, Arthur (Lucy) Vigil and Dimas (Mary) Vigil- sisters, Mary (Dave) Romero, Josephine (Eloy) Romero, Charlotte Vigil and Rose (Rick) Ard- sisters-in-law, Agnes Tafoya and Priscilla Vigil- very special friends, Petra (Pat) Simental, and daughter, Rachel. Mr. Vigil is preceded in death by his wife, Santy Vigil, in 1989- parents, Frank and Ramona Vigil- and brothers, John and Steve Vigil. Justo was born July 16, 1936, in Villa Nueva, N.M., and served in the Army from 1954 until 1957 as a cook. He returned to be a chef in several local restaurants. He was a member of St. Leander, Nocturnal Adoration Society, St. Leander Bingo, DAV and Knights of Columbus. Viewing, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. today. Rosary, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services at St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at 1607 E. Fifth St.

Vigil, Lallo E.
Lallo E. Vigil - Huerfano World - December 9, 1993 - Lallo E. Vigil, a former Walsenburg resident died November 30, 1993 in Pueblo where he had retired from the Pueblo Activity Depot as a track mechanic. Survivors include his children, Louis C. Vigil, Louise Martinez, Bob Vigil, Charlotte Madril, Richard Vigil, Ted Vigil, Emily Montez, all of Pueblo; Alfred Vigil and Everett Vigil, both of Colorado Springs; Cathy Espinosa, Denver; Betty Ruth Aragon, Commerce City; Joyce Apodaca, Alamosa and Frank Vigil, Jerome, ID; a sister, Laura Rael, two brothers, Raymond Vigil and Pamphilo Vigil; 35 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Moose Lodge #994. Funeral mass was from Mt. Carmel Church. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo.

Vigil, Larry Adolph
Larry Adolph Vigil - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 28, 2007 - Larry Adolph Vigil, 54, passed away October 24, 2007. Survived by mother, Mary Vigil, sister, Emily Vigil, brother Anthony Vigil, children, Lawrence, Mark, and Daniel Vigil, numerous grandchildren and other family members and friends. Memorial Service Saturday, 1:00 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with presentation by the Pueblo Ritual Team. Flower memorials may be delivered to Imperial Funeral Home, 5450 Hwy. 78 West, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Vigil, Leadore C.
Leadore C. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2001 - Leadore C. Vigil, 78, went peacefully home to the Lord on Dec. 27, 2001. Born in Gardner, Colo., on Sept. 16, 1923, and resided in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Angie; his father, Felipe Vigil; and brother, Theodore Vigil. Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Ana Vigil; children, Mary Ellen (Sam) Santistevan, Mike (Lori Flores) Rosales, Elizabeth (Perry) Smith Jr.; seven grandchildren, Sam, Kristina, Stephanie, Sasha, Antonio (Louise Tafoya), Audrey and Nicholas; great-grandchildren, Austin, Zoey, Taya, Adam and Sherise; brothers, Ray (Frances), Wilfred (Betty), Robert (Margaret), Bernard (Esther)and a sister, Mary (Bill) Hambric; numerous nephews, nieces and a host of friends. Lee was a Veteran of World War II and retired from the Army Depot. Viewing, Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Mass of Resurrection at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at St. Francis Xavier Church with Father Tom Hinni officiating. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team to follow after the Mass. At his request, cremation to follow. Family will greet guests at the church hall.

Vigil, Leandro
Leandro Vigil - Bayfield Blade - July 13, 1911 - Leandro Vigil, three-years-old, son of J. L. Vigil of Tercio, thirty miles west of Trinidad, is dead as a result of eating a box of strychnine pills.

Vigil, Leo Eugene
Leo Eugene Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 1986 - Leo Eugene Vigil, Feb. 11, 1986. Services, Sacred Heart Church, Gardner. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday, Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment, Gardner Catholic Cemetery.

Vigil, Leon Abel
Leon Abel Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2001 - Leon Abel Vigil, 18, of Pueblo, passed away July 22, 2001. Born March 1, 1983, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by mother, Robin L. Leland, Pueblo; father, Rico L. Vigil, Pueblo; sisters, Nichole Vigil and Danni Smith; brother, James Vigil; grandparents, Mary O. Reynolds, Arthur A. Reynolds, Martha Vigil, and Robert Leon Vigil, all of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Leon enjoyed fishing, basketball and music. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at West Street Baptist Church, Pastor Doug Morris, officiant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at West Street Baptist Church Hall after Interment.

Vigil, Lew Eutemio
Lew Eutemio Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2006 - Lew Eutemio Vigil, 72, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 10, 2006. Preceded in death by his mother and father; three brothers; and three sisters. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Vigil; stepson, Albert P. Martinez; adopted daughter, Mary Louise Vigil; brother, Eliseo (Lucy) Vigil; sisters, Melior Vigil, Prudence Medina, Amy (Manuel) Lucero and Betty Ann Montoya; grandchildren, Bridget (Eddie) Darnell, Albert A. Martinez, James Welsh, Jolyne Welsh and Tony Lee A. Vigil; great-grandchildren, Eddie Jr. and Lexi Darnell; and several nieces and nephews. His pastime hobby was playing the saxophone in a band. Viewing from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Vigil service to follow at 7:30 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after both services. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2006 - Lew Eutemio Vigil, 72, of Pueblo. Also survived by daughter-in-law, Pat Martinez. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. today, vigil service to follow at 7:30 p.m.; both at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Shrine of St. Therese. Please note change of place. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after both services.

Vigil, Loren R.
Loren R. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2002 - Age 46, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 2, 2002. Born March 24, 1955, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his father, Ruben J. Vigil. Survived by mother, Delma J. Vigil, Pueblo; son, Loren R. Casados, Pueblo; brothers, Tom and Joe Vigil, Pueblo; sisters, Pat Vigil, Colorado Springs, Janet Vigil, Pueblo, and Darlene Martinez, Pueblo; grandmother, Beatrice Vigil, San Luis; special uncle, Gilbert Fufu Medina. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Loren enjoyed working on cars and playing the drums. Memorial service to be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place.

Vigil, Louis
Louis Vigil - Huerfano World - February 28, 2008 - Louis C. Vigil, 85, of Walsenburg, passed away on February 23, 2008. Preceded in death by his loving spouse, Sadie Vigil. Survived by his children, John (Ales) Vigil, Frank (Yolanda) Vigil, Dean (Gloria) Vigil, Donna Vigil, Doug (Sabra) Vigil and Brian (Kelli) Vigil; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and brother Dave (Rose Ann) Vigil. Cremation has taken place. At his request there will be no services.

Vigil, Lucinda
Lucinda Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 1999 - Lucinda Vigil, 90, of Pueblo, passed away July 4, 1999 . Survived by her grandchildren, Cynthia Moon, Thomas (Nancy) Vigil, Donna Gaffney, David Vigil-three great grandchildren- one great-great-grandchild- daughter-in-law, Barbara Vigil- and numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by her husband, Toby Vigil, in 1979- and son, Thomas Vigil, in 1976. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Our Lady of Assumption Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Vigil, Lucy
Lucy Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 1986 - Lucy Vigil, 65, passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Oct. 22, 1986. Mrs. Vigil is survived by five children, Alice (Charles) Herrera of Denver; Julia Lopez of Boone; Anthony F. Vigil of O'Fallon, Ill. Katherine Jordan and James Vigil, both of Pueblo; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is survived also by four brothers, Lee (Virginia) Huerta, and John Huerta, both of Oakland, Calif.; Edward (Cora) Huerta and Percy (Caroline) Huerta, all of Vacaville, Calif.; Mrs. Vigil was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel S. Vigil, in 1982. She was born April 11, 1921, in Walsenburg. Mrs. Vigil moved to Pueblo 50 years ago. She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Pueblo. Visitation hours from noon until 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary recitation will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Holy Family Church. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at Holy Family Church with Father Jose Montoya officiating. Interment, Calvary, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1612 Brown, Pueblo, immediately following interment.

Vigil, Lupe
Lupe Florez Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2002 - Lupe Florez Vigil, 72, of Pueblo, passed away June 12, 2002. Preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Beatrice Florez; daughter, Louise Padilla; and brothers, Tony and Bobby Florez. Survived by, husband, Paul Vigil; son, Jim Abeyta; daughter, Dolores Mejia; brothers, Manuel (Roseanne) Florez Jr. and William (Virginia) Florez; sisters, Marie (Joe) Vallejos, Louise (John) Rodriguez, Rita (Fred) Granato and Bonnie Trujillo; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday at Praise Assembly of God, with Pastor Bobby Wilson to officiate.

Vigil, Maclovio
Maclovio "Mike" Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 1987 - Maclovio "Mike" Vigil, Walsenburg. Husband of Elvira Vigil. Father of Ersie (Pino) Wilkins and Flora (Gilbert) Rice, Walsenburg, Frances (Ken) Wiscamb, Denver, and Mike (Maria) Vigil Jr., Fullerton, Calif. Brother of Jake Vigil and Grace (Demetrio) Jaramillo, Pueblo, Rose Castro, Marysville, Calif., Bernobe (Delia) Vigil, Oakland, Calif., Elfido Vigil, Denver, and Mary P. Martinez, Rocky Ford; brother-in-law of Frank (Dolores) Pacheco, Clifton, Nick (Delia) Pacheco Sr., Gilbert (Ersi) Pacheco and Margaret (Toby) Martinez, Pueblo. Survived also by 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Service announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 1987 - Maclovio "Mike" Vigil. Services, St. Mary Church: Coronado Club Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, and Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m., Tuesday. Graveside service by Coronado Club and United Mine Workers of America, North St. Mary Cemetery.

Vigil, Madeline D.
Madeline D. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 2004 - Madeline D. Vigil, 60, went to be with our Lord on Aug. 3, 2004. She will be sadly missed and remembered. She was preceded in death by her father, Felipe Sena. Survived by her mother, Leonarda Sena; boyfriend, Ken Wadley; daughter, Denise (Terence Bobian) Vigil, Anthony, Stacy and Angelique Maldonado; son, Ronnie (Genesee Cordova) Vigil, Adam, Vanessa and Christine (Paul Thompson) Vigil; great-grandson, Sebastion Thompson; siblings, Carmel (Dusty) Duran, Ersie Herndon, Virginia (Louis) Martinez, Phillip (Vivian) Sena; numerous nieces and nephews. A rosary and memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 7, 2004, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Walsenburg. Family and friends will be received at the Mazone Hall immediately after the services. Donations accepted in lieu of flowers.

Vigil, Malaquias
Malaquias Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - May 03, 1986 - Malaquias Vigil, 81, of 809 E. Second, died May 2, 1986. Preceded in death by son, Navor Vigil (1980). Mr. and Mrs. Vigil would have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary June 22, 1986. Retired from A. P. Green Industries in 1960 after 13 years of service. Member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Husband of Mary Vigil, father of Evaristo (Lila) Vigil, Dora (Lee) Gutierrez, Louise (Nick) Aguilar, Gus (Juanita) Vigil, all of Pueblo; Willene (Roberto) Quiroz of California; Adelmo (Helen) Vigil of Pueblo; Bea (Dimas) Gallegos of Aurora; Rudy (Theresa) Vigil, Ray (Sally) Vigil, Sam Vigil, Mike Vigil, and Linda (Ben) Kaber, all of Pueblo. Also brother of Clara Quintana of Colorado Springs; and Fermin Vigil of San Luis; grandfather of 64, great-grandfather of 44 and great-great-grandfather of three. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at St. Leander Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Friends and relatives will be received at 809 E. Second.

Vigil, Manuel
Manuel Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 1999 - Manuel Vigil, of Henderson, Nev., died Aug. 2, 1999, as a result of an accident. Survived by children, Christina and Manuel Vigil III, of Henderson, Nev.- parents, Manuel and Lucille Vigil of Pueblo- sisters, Cheryl (Bill) Martinez, Arlene Vigil- niece, Sarah- nephew, Gabriel- granddaughter, Desirae, all of Henderson, Nev.- numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Funeral services were held Aug. 12 at Palm Mortuary, Las Vegas, Nev. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, St. Leander Church, with Father Ben Bacino officiating.

Vigil, Manuelita
Manuelita (Mabel) Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 1998 - Manuelita (Mabel) Vigil, formerly from Boone, Colo., went to be with the Lord on March 3, 1998. Preceded in death by parents, Clarita Martinez and Cruz Martinez- infant daughter, Ruby Vigil and grandson, James Parra. Survived by her beloved husband, Jose Vigil- eight children, Rudy (Lisa) Vigil, Dan (JoAnn) Vigil, Joseph Vigil, Bernie (Dave) Gronbach, Evelyn (Daniel) Otero, Henry (Linda) Vigil, all of Pueblo, Davy (Tammy) Vigil, Denver, Marie (Ray) Ramirez, Ariz.- 11 grandchildren- seven great-grandchildren- three sisters- five brothers- special uncle and aunt, Jose and Martha Martinez, Las Vegas, N.M.- special granddaughter, Ashley Vigil. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Friday. Both services at Sacred Heart Cathedral Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday.

Vigil, Margaret
Margaret Vigil - Denver Post - August 20, 1994 - Margaret Vigil, Denver homemaker, 88 - Margaret Vigil of Denver, a homemaker, died Aug. 11. She was 88. Mass of Christian burial was said Monday at St. Anthony of Padua Church. Interment was in Mount Olivet Cemetery. She was born May 29, 1906, in Walsenburg. She is survived by three sons, Sam, Denver, Bob, Estes Park, and Victor, Denver; two daughters, Estella Hernandez and Cookie Abeyta, both of Denver; 16 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Metro Denver, 3955 E. Exposition Ave., Denver 80209; or Harvest House for Women, 5532 Highway 36, Estes Park, 80517.

Vigil, Margaret
Margaret Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 1997 - Margaret Vigil, 82, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 26, 1997, in Denver, Colo. Born on July 10, 1915, in Alamosa, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank Vigil- her parents, Tranquelino and Lucia Suazo. Also preceded in death by two sons, Charlie Vigil and George Vigil. Survived by four sons, Richard (Gina) Vigil, Denver, Roger (Tillie) Vigil, Alamosa, Gilbert (Mary) Vigil, Denver, and Robert Vigil, Pueblo- sisters, Odelia Silva, Sedro Wooley, Washington, Stella DeLeon, Olympia, Wash. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday, Holy Family Church. Celebrant, Rev. Ben Bacino. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Vigil, Margaret
Margaret Tamburelli Sample Vigil - Huerfano World - October 20, 1994 - Margaret Vigil Dies - Margaret Tamburelli Sample Vigil, 84, of Walsenburg, died Monday, October 17,1994. Born Apr. 20, 1910, in Trinidad to Juan and Lucindia Roybal, she lived most of her life on a ranch in Trinidad. She married Robert Sample in 1959 and moved to Walsenburg to ranch. In 1982, she married Louie Vigil. During her life she worked for various restaurants, Little Pig Inn, The Busy Bee, and Mondo's Poor Boy, all in Walsenburg. Survivors include her husband, Louie, Walsenburg; a daughter, Elsie Sandoval, Pueblo; two sisters, Rose Crispin, Trinidad and Virginia Bowman, Walsenburg; one brother, Joe B. Roybal, Trinidad; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday from St. Mary Church. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday from St. Mary. Burial will be in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Vigil, Margaret
Margaret Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 2004 - Margaret Vigil, 78, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 2, 2004. Born Jan. 10, 1926, in Sugar City, Colo. Preceded in death by daughter, Flora LaPrairie; parents, Fred and Bernadette Armendariz; sisters, Louise Hijar, Jennie Whatley. Survived by daughter, Barbara (John) Aragon; former spouse, Chris Vigil; sister, Lucy Flores; brothers-in-law, Rudy (Edna) Vigil, Perfecto Hijar; sister-in-laws, Viola (Chris) Valdez, Margie Zamora; grandsons, John (Michelle) Aragon Jr., Mike (Desiree) Aragon; also survived by eight great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Vigil service, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at Romero Chapel. Visitation at vigil service. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services.

Vigil, Maria Elena
Maria Elena Vigil - Huerfano World - June 18, 1992 - Maria Elena Vigil, 80, of Pueblo, died June 15, 1992. Survivors include her children, Ida Serna, Gilbert Vigil and Dora Lopez, Albuquerque, NM, Bernie Vigil, Walsenburg, Fernando Vigil, Colorado Springs and Bernadette Pieczynski, Chicago, IL, and two granddaughters, raised as daughters, Virginia Imprescia and Dorothy Guzman, Phoenix, AZ; three brothers, Conrad Martinez, Tommy Martinez and Tony Martinez; two sisters, Oralia Vigil and Casandra Cortez; 39 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday from Rivera Funeral Home in Pueblo. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

Vigil, Maria Epimenia
Maria Epimenia Vigil - Huerfano World - November 19, 1992 - Maria Epimenia Vigil, 86, of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died in St. Anthony Central Hospital Tuesday evening, Nov. 17, 1992. Funeral announcements later.

Vigil, Maria Flora
Maria Flora Vigil - Huerfano World - July 13, 1989 - Flora Vigil, 51, of Walsenburg died early Saturday, July 8, 1989 as the result of a fall down a flight of stairs. Born at Sand Arroyo, West of Walsenburg, Aug. 28, 1937, she spent her early years in that area attending country school. She later attended schools at West Seventh Street, Washington and St. Mary. She graduated from Huerfano County High School in 1956. Mrs. Vigil was active in the Plaza de Los Leones celebration, St. Mary PTA and Eagles Auxiliary, was a member of St. Mary Church and served as a sacristan for the Sunday, celebrations of worship. Mrs. Vigil is survived by her mother, Sarita Vasquez, Walsenburg; her former husband, Charles Bernard Vigil Sr., Colorado Springs; two daughters, Elaine B. Burnett and Stephanie Lyn Vigil, a son, Charles B. Vigil Jr. and a granddaughter, all of Walsenburg; brothers and sisters, Ernest Vigil, El Paso, TX; Erlinda Martin de Campos, Whittier, CA, Margaret Applehunt and Joe Ribali, Walsenburg, Chris and Tom Vigil and Paul Victor Ribali, Pueblo and Lucy Martinez, Denver. Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in Sand Arroyo Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Vigil, Maria Floripa
Maria Floripa (Duran) Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 1986 - Maria Floripa (Duran) Vigil of Walsenburg died Sept. 9, 1986, at the age of 104. Mother of Charles (Delia) Duran, Alyce Rodman, Walsenburg, and Ned (Emma) Duran, Richmond, Calif. Survived also by 15 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, 31 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her daughter, Evangeline Hurtado, 10 days ago. Services, 7 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Boies Almont Memorial Chapel. Interment, Masonic Cemetery.

Vigil, Maria Linda
Maria Linda Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2004 - Maria Linda Vigil, 59, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord March 10, 2004, after a long battle with cancer. Born July 13, 1944, in Ray, Ariz. Preceded in death by her parents, Marcelino and Amelia Gallegos. Survived by loving husband of 43 years, Eddie Floyd Vigil; sons, Edward (Michelle) Vigil, Mike (Sonya) Vigil, Robert (Dawn) Vigil, Joey Vigil; daughters, Annette Sisneros (Mike), Angela (Mike) Bookout, Tracy (Tony) Espinoza, Crystal Vigil (Joe); beloved sister, Mary Gallegos; and brother, Alfred (Kathy) Gallegos; also survived by 18 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Linda will be greatly missed by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Rose (Eppie) Gallegos, Flo (Manuel) Aguilar, Larry (Kathy) Vigil, Ruby (Jim) Forbes; and very special friends, Manuel and Darlene Duran. Mom touched everyone's heart who she came in contact with. She loved to travel to Villanueva, N.M., to visit friends and relatives. She especially loved spending time with her family and listening to Daniel Cordova and Esperanza music. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Sunday and memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday; both at St. Leander Church. Cremation has taken place.

Vigil, Maria Onofre
Maria Onofre Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 1979 - Maria Onofre Vigil, Service, St. Mary Church. Wake service and Spanish rosary 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, South St. Mary Cemetery. Huerfano World - March 30, 1989 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of our Grandmother, Onofre Vigil, who died Mar. 21, 1979. - Verse - Sadly missed by Fernando, Per, Esther, Tina, Arnold and families.

Vigil, Marie
Marie "Pablita" Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 1987 - Marie "Pablita" Vigil, late of 1215 E. 14th St., died May 12, 1987. Mrs. Vigil had lived in Pueblo since 1945 and was formerly of Walsenburg. Survived by her husband, Raymond P. Vigil, and nine children, Obed (Susan) Vigil of Pueblo, Aaron Vigil of Denver, Betty (John) Campbell of North Carolina, Rachel (Walter) Reints of Texas, Becky (Alex) Tribelhorn of Denver, Jesse (Millie) Vigil and Joe (Alba) Vigil, both of Pueblo, Lola Brooklyn of Switzerland and Solomon Vigil of Pueblo. She was preceded in death by a son, Danny Vigil, in 1972 and a brother, Moses Sanchez, in 1986. Also survived by 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was a sister of Elvira Vigil of Pueblo, Melinda Quintana, Lilia Codding, and John Sanchez, all of Denver. Funeral services at the Apostolic Church of Jesus, 14th and Kingston, with the Rev. Joe E. Trujillo officiating. Evening service, 7 o'clock Thursday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday. Interment, Imperial. Family will receive friends at 1215 E. 14th St.

Vigil, Marie Aragon
Marie Aragon Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - September 01, 2004 - Marie Aragon Vigil, 57, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord, Aug. 29, 2004. Born Nov. 3, 1946, in Rocky Ford, Colo. Preceded in death by husband, Danny O. Vigil; and grandparents; nephew, Dion Gonzales; best friend, Carole Copeland. Survived by sons, Kevin Vigil, Danny (Bogie) (Sarah) Vigil; daughter, Laura (Sissy) (Jake) Peralta; parents, Eloy Aragon and Laura Aragon; brothers, Anthony Aragon, Michael (Arlene) Aragon; sisters, Betty Gonzales, Arlene (Lawrence) Vega; grandchildren, Dion, Dusty, Savannah Vigil, Daniel, Trisha Gallegos, Shae, Kayla Vigil; great-grandson, Jaden Riggs; also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives, friends, and the entire Vigil family. Marie loved fishing, camping, hiking, playing softball with her family and watching her granddaughters play softball. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, at Romero Chapel. Vigil Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday; both at St. Leander Church. Relatives and friends will be received at 1325 E. 19 St. Donations may be made to NEPCO Federal Credit Union, 1010 Bonforte Blvd. Acct. No. 23356.

Vigil, Mark Russell
Mark Russell Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2002 - Age 38, formerly of Pueblo, passed away April 2, 2002. Born Nov. 20, 1963, in Boulder, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Frank S. Vigil and Lucille Velarde. Survived by his wife, Shannon Renee Vigil, Colorado Springs; children, Kaelee Vigil, Mark Vigil Jr. and Mary Vigil, all of Colorado Springs.; stepfather, Espirdion Velarde, Pueblo ; brother, Frank (Lydia) Vigil, Pueblo ; sister, Patricia Hernandez, Dodge City, Kan. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Mark was a barber and enjoyed the time he spent with his family and friends. 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 Mount Carmel Church. Celebrant, Rev. Richard Becker. Interment, Roselawn. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Vigil, Marrio Angelo
Marrio Angelo Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 1986 - Marrio Angelo Vigil, born May 27, 1986, and died June 1, 1986. Infant son of Jess and Rosalie Vigil of 911 E. Ash. Grandson of Fred and Hazel Espinoza and Juan and Annie Vigil of Pueblo. Godson of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Espinoza. Survived also by great-grandmothers, Matilda Valdez and Claudina Sanchez. Also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Wednesday at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 911 E. Ash and home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Espinoza and 1652 E. Delphi, home of grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Juan Vigil.

Vigil, Mary
Mary Lupe Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 2002 - Mary Lupe Vigil, 54, of Pueblo, departed this life on May 2, 2002. Beloved wife of Orlando Vigil of Pueblo. Loving mother to Elizabeth (Roberto) Gomez, Lorraine (Alonso) Castillo, Brenda Vigil, Orlando (Kristi) Vigil, Valarie Ames, all of Pueblo and Sandra Zuniga, Central Falls, R.I. Devoted grandmother of Eric Vigil, Denise Ames, Yolanda, Matthew, Sylvia, Agustine and Lucas Zuniga, Letisha and Brenda Adame and Damon Vigil; great-grandchildren, Lael Vigil and Monique Zuniga. Caring sister to Inez (Frank) Vigil, Lillian (Gordon) McGowan, Sophie (Antonio) Cedillo, Loyda (William) Sandoval; also survived by many nieces, nephews and special friends from the CDU Daycare. Preceded in death by parents, Diego and Juanita Martinez; and brother, Delphino Martinez. Mary was born Sept. 10, 1947, in San Luis, Colo. Mary touched the hearts of many family and friends and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Her memory will live forever in our hearts. Viewing Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Chapel of the Valley, San Luis, Colo., with Bro. Rubio to officiate. Interment to follow at Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Jesus Christ Cemetery, San Luis, Colo. Relatives and friends will be received at the Friendship Hall, San Luis, Colo., after interment.

Vigil, Mary Delce
Mary Delce Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2000 - Mary Delce Vigil, 92, passed away Aug. 9, 2000. Mrs. Vigil was born July 17, 1908, in Bon Carbo, Colo. She is preceded in death by her father, Jose I. Chavez; mother, Reyes Chavez; husband, Sam Vigil; infant daughter, Helen Vigil; brothers, Claude Chavez, Alex Chavez, Alfred Chavez, Frank Chavez; and sisters-in-law, Tina Chavez and Isabel Chavez. She is survived by her sons, Gasper Vigil of the family home, Juan (Barbara) Vigil and Edward (Beatrice) Vigil, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Helen (Mario) Cabrera of Grand Junction, Eva Pacheco, Juan Vigil, Richard (Beth) Vigil, Tony (Mary) Vigil, Connie Vigil and Ava Vigil, all of Pueblo, and Delce (Ernest) Archuleta of Alamosa; 16 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; brother, Willie Chavez;, sisters-in-law, Navorsita Chavez and Irene Chavez; and close cousins, Eva Martinez and Beatrice Palacios. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Vigil was an active member of the Mt. Carmel Society. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting and going to church. Recitation of the rosary and Mass of Christian burial will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery. Family will be received at the family home.

Vigil, Mary F.
Mary F. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 1998 - Mary F. Vigil, 87, of Pueblo, passed away June 20, 1998, in Pueblo. Born on April 28, 1911, in San Luis, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Malaquias Vigil- two sons, Mike Vigil and Navor Vigil. Also preceded in death by her parents, Evarsito and Gregorita Aragon. Survived by sons, Evaristo (Lila) Vigil, Gus (Juanita) Vigil, Adelmo (Helen) Vigil, Rudy (Theresa) Vigil, Ray (Celina) Vigil, and Sam Vigil, all of Pueblo- daughters, Dora (Lee) Gutierrez, Pueblo, Louise (Nick) Aguilar, Pueblo, Willene Quiroz, Denver, Bea (Wes) Hurst, Broomfield, Linda (Ben) Kaber, Pueblo- brother, Steve (Marie) Montez, Pueblo- sister, Cordy Trujillo, Pueblo- 58 grandchildren- numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren- caretakers, Mary Ortivez and Sally Torrez, both of Pueblo. Viewing, 1-6 p.m. today and Tuesday, at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at Holy Family Church, Rev. Jesse Perez, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Holy Family Hall after rosary and interment.

Vigil, Mary Lupe
Mary Lupe Vigil - Huerfano World - November 7, 2008 - Mary Lupe Vigil, 90 - Mary Lupe Vigil was born on Dec. 12, 1917, in Redwing, to Victor and Aurelia Salazar. Also to her family were born two brothers, Leadore Salazar and Joe R. Salazar. She lived on the farm as a young girl, helping her parents along with her brothers. One day she was walking along the road to her grandmother's place, when a car pulled up. It was Raymond Vigil. He spoke to her and a romance began. They were married in 1939, and three sons were born to this marriage: Gilbert, Raymond Jr. and Robert Leroy. They lived in Pueblo, where Raymond worked as a timekeeper for the W.P.A. then also worked at the P.O.D. Later they moved back to Gardner, where they opened the San Isabel Conoco Service Station. Raymond also drove a school bus, so Lupe with the help of the boys, ran the service station. Lupe was never afraid of running the service station because at the end of the counter, lying down was Rex, a big St. Bernard who took care of her. Lupe was a kind and gentle woman who never complained. She took life as it came, especially in the later years when she got old and tired. Lupe and Raymond moved to Walsenburg along with their son, Raymond Jr., where they spent the rest of their years. Lupe is survived by sons Raymond (Pamela Duran) Vigil Jr. of Walsenburg and Robert L. Vigil of Denver; brother, Joe R. Salazar; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Aurelia Salazar; husband, Raymond; son, Gilbert; daughter-in-law, Lenore; and brother, Leadore Salazar. Services were held Monday, Nov. 3 at St. Mary's Church in Walsenburg with burial at the Gardner Catholic Cemetery.

Vigil, Mary Matiana
Mary Matiana Vigil - Huerfano World - May 22, 2008 - Mary Matiana Vigil, 91, of Walsenburg died Monday, May 19, 2008. Survived by her children Elizabeth (Floyd) Boston, Denver; John (Helen) Vigil, California; Roberta (Edward) Medina, Pueblo; Nicholas (Esta) Vigil, South Carolina; Claude (Madonna) Vigil, Walsenburg; Lawrence (Judy) Vigil, Northglenn; Gerald (Laverne) Vigil, Walsenburg; Barbara (Robert) Renner Vigil, Pueblo; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Silas Vigil and a son, Robert Vigil. Rosary was at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, funeral mass 10 a.m. Thursday, May 22, both from St. Mary Church, Walsenburg. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Vigil, Maryalice
Maryalice Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2005 - Maryalice Vigil 74, Born Sept. 1, 1931, in Las Vegas, N.M., passed away Feb. 9, 2005, in Denver. Maryalice was a proud, dedicated member and worker for the American G.I. Forum. She held all of the offices of the ladies auxiliary and helping in the forum's bingo sessions. She also had worked in the Heritage Elementary School cafeteria where children would call her "mom" or "grandma." Predeceased by her parents, Neville and Mary Loveless; two brothers, Oscar and Dewey Loveless; son-in-law, Leroy Roybal; and her beloved husband, Frank Vigil, in 1998. Survived by her children, Kathy Roybal, Steven (Donna) Esquibel, Debbie (Charlie) Romero, Frank (Angela) Vigil; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild, Desmond; sisters, Linda (Jim) Gonzales, Betty (Cruz) Quintana, Thelma (Ben) Sanchez, Jackie Malone, Hattie Cain and Helen Holstrom; a sister-in-law, Erminda Loveless; and her American G.I. Forum Family. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Monday, both services, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Rev. Marco Salinas celebrant. Interment Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friend at the Pueblo Chapter of American G.I. Forum Home, 125 E. River St.

Vigil, Matthew
Matthew Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2004 - Matthew Vigil, 17, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 9, 2004. Preceded in death by his great-grandmothers, Jennie Perez and Sophie Vigil; and grandparents, Pete and Viola Soto; and numerous uncles, aunts. Survived by his girlfriend, whom he loved very much, Simone Ibarra; son, Emiliano Vigil; parents, Cindy Vigil and Ross Soto; sister, Roseanna Vigil,; grandparents, Carlos and Lupe Vigil; great-grandfather, Alcario Vigil; nephew, Jeremiah; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Rosary, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 11, 2004, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Service, 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 12, 2004, St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Vigil, Mela M.
Mela M. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2003 - Mela M. Vigil, 68, of Pueblo, sunrise, Dec. 17, 1934, sunset, April 17, 2003. Preceded in death by her parents, Victoria and Elias Mondragon; husband, Ruben; sons, Cruz, Steve, Ruben Vigil. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today and 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Memorial prayer service, 7 p.m. Sunday, all at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, at Full Gospel Christian Assembly. Officiant Pastor Anthony Garcia. Relatives and friends will be received at Full Gospel Christian Assembly Fellowship Hall after internment.

Vigil, Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas "Riley" Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 1999 - Michael Thomas 'Riley' Vigil, 44, Arvada, formerly of Pueblo, died Dec. 13, 1999. Preceded in death by father, Thomas Q. Survived by mother, Barbara J. Vigil, Pueblo; sisters, Cynthia Moon and Dona Gassney, Houston; brother, David J.; niece, Nicole Moon; and nephews, Shawn Moon and Dylan Vigil. Funeral service, 10 a.m. today, Olinger Wadsworth Chapel and entombment, Crown Hill Cemetery, Denver.

Vigil, Modesto
Modesto Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2004 - Modesto Vigil, 78. Passed away peacefully on May 6, 2004. Born Sept. 21, 1926. Preceded in death by his son Robert. Survived by children Coeta L. Vigil, Shelley Green, John Vigil, Phyllis (Zach) Ortiz. Terry Vigil, Susan (Joe) Cooley, Francine (Albert) Valdez. 14 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and close family friend Jill McComas. Graveside service Tue. 2pm at Imperial Funeral Home with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual team. Receiving guest at the Valdez home.

Vigil, Moses Esteban
Moses Esteban Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 2001 - Age 67, of San Francisco, Colo. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday at San Francisco Church in San Francisco, Colo. Interment, San Francisco Cemetery, San Francisco, Colo.

Vigil, Naborsita
Naborsita Vigil - Huerfano World - September 6, 2007 - Naborsita Vigil, 93, of Walsenburg entered into rest August 31, 2007, at the Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center. She was born July 14, 1914, in North La Veta, Colorado. She is survived by her children: Leroy Vigil, Pueblo; Eva Vigil, Walsenburg; Liz Prien, Pueblo West; Ernestine Martinez, Monte Vista. One brother, four sisters, eleven grandchildren, and sixteen great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband Reynaldo Vigil, son Donald Vigil, three brothers, three sisters, daughter-in-law, Julia Vigil. Naborsita was a member of the Apostolic Assembly Church since 1956. She enjoyed needlework, gardening and cooking for her family. She retired as a cook from the Walsenburg Care Center. A beautiful funeral service was held on Wednesday at the Apostolic Assembly Church. Arrangements by Johnson-Romero funeral home of Walsenburg.

Vigil, Nellie Marian
Nellie Marian Arellano Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 1999 - Nellie Marian Arellano Vigil, 70, passed away Sept. 7, 1999, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A lifetime Puebloan, Mrs. Vigil was born March 19, 1929. She retired from St. Mary-Corwin Hospital housekeeping with 30 years' service. Preceded in death by her parents, Pasqual and Jovita Gonzales Arellano; a son, Joseph Patrick Vigil, in 1985; brothers, Danny Arellano in 1991 and J.P. Arellano in 1978. Survived by her children, Ralph Henry Vigil, Rudy David Vigil and Jesse Charles Vigil; three sisters, Tillie Vigil, Marie Lujan and Josie Cordova; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Visitation, 8 a.m. to noon today at Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. today, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Rev. Ervin J. Schmitt, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the family home.

Vigil, Neva M.
Neva M. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - August 03, 2000 - Neva M. Vigil, a former Pueblo resident, departed this life July 31, 2000, in Arvada. Born Sept. 10, 1912, in Bear Creek, Huerfano County, Colo. She loved the Lord Jesus Christ and stressed to her many grandchildren to always acknowledge God in their daily lives. Preceded in death by her parents, Doniecio "JD" Ortega and Sinforosa Archuleta Ortega; husband, Fredrico Vigil Sr.; daughter, Dolores Marie; son, Fredrico Jr.; brother, Samuel Ortega; two sisters, Donaciana "Donnie" Ortega and Paulita Trujillo. Survived by her children, Sarah Herrera, Pueblo, Elias "Lee" (Mary) Griego, California, Leonore (Gilbert) Vigil, Arvada, Freida Rincon, Pueblo, Marie Vasquez, Denver, Florence (Frank) Gonzales, Pueblo, and Linda Ortega, Denver; sister, Rose Ortega, Walsenburg; 31 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Friday, Angelus Chapel. Both services at Agape Fellowship Church, 630 Broadway. Evening service, 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Pastor Larry Ruiz officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the interment rites and at 815 San Diego St., home of Frank and Florence Gonzales.

Vigil, Nicanor
Nicanor "Nick" Vigil– The Record – June 12, 2004 - Stockton, CA - Nicanor "Nick" Vigil passed away peacefully at the age of 82 on June 8, 2004, in a Stockton hospital. He was born in Walsenburg, Colorado and spent the majority of his life in Stockton. He attended Fair Oaks Elementary and Stockton High School. He proudly served his country during World War II as a U.S. Army Corporal in the Philippines. Nick was a loyal 49ers and Giants fan. He especially enjoyed watching the games at his home with his three sons. He also enjoyed cooking for his family, reading, taking walks along the Miracle Mile and gambling. During his years in Stockton, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service, as a mechanic with Hansel and Ortman, a foreman with Otis Elevator Company and retired from American Forest Products Lumber Company. After retirement, he worked as a custodian for St. Gertrude's Catholic Church and School. During his earlier years, he was involved in playing and coaching softball teams and was a member of the Latin American Club. He also was a member of the American Legion Baccera-Quinones Post No. 42. He is preceded in death by his parents, Rose and Joe Vigil. He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Sally Ann Vigil; his children Tom (Sharon) Vigil, Ronald (Dianne) Vigil, Susan (Larry) Lackey and Nick Jr. (Diane); grandchildren, Nicolle Lackey, Tracci (Jeff) Dare, Neely Vigil, Nicanor Vigil III, Shahanee Vigil and step-grandson Ryan Tompkins and great-grand-daughter Marissa Vigil. He is also survived by his loving siblings, Porfi (Josie) Vigil of Lathrop and Stella (Tom) Gutierrez of French Camp, Ida Bustos of Pueblo Colorado and an aunt, Faye (Claude) Garcia of Dacona, Colorado. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law, John A. (Eppie) Cardona, Bruno A. Cardona; sisters-in-law, Annie Forsythe, Lucile Maes, Mary Dutra and Francis (Ray) Constancio and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all, but will be in our hearts forever. Viewing will be held at Frisbie-Warren and Carroll Mortuary, 809 N. California St., Stockton on Saturday, June 12, 2004 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and a Rosary Service on Sunday, June 13, at 4:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held on Monday, June 14, 10:00 a.m. at the San Joaquin Catholic Cemetery, Harding Way.

Vigil, Nicholas J.
Nicholas J. Vigil - Denver Rocky Mountain News - June 20, 1999 - Nicholas J. Vigil, 65, of Thornton died June 9. Services were June 14, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Vigil was born in Walsenburg on Nov. 9, 1933. He married Virginia Ochoa,1955. He was a chemical plant engineer and was retired from Rocky Mountain Arsenal after 33 years. He was a foreman in the chemical industry. He served in the Army National Guard and the Corps of Engineers. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7945, American Legion and the Commerce City Eagles. Survivors include his wife; son Ricardo; daughters Cynthia and Janine; two brothers; three sisters; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Vigil, Ophelia M.
Ophelia M. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 1998 - Ophelia M. Vigil, 83, passed away Feb. 24, 1998. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Vigil, Orlando R.
Orlando R. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 1999 - Orlando R. Vigil, 84, of Pueblo, passed away May 27, 1999. Born June 27, 1914,in Walsenburg, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Alfredo and Rufinita Rivera Vigil. Also preceded in death by his daughter, Ruthie Vigil. Survived by his loving and devoted wife, Percy Vigil of the family home- sons, Fred(Rita) Vigil, Arnold (Valerie) Vigil, both of Sonora, Calif., and Bobby (Lucy)Vigil and Richard (Phyllis) Vigil, both of Pueblo- daughters, Kathy (Eddie)Sanchez of Pueblo and Eleanor Silva of Denver- sister, Orvilla (Rick) Watson, Sun City, Calif. Survived by 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Orlando enjoyed working on his yard and the time he spent with his family, and was a devoted husband and father. Orlando also helped with Meals on Wheels. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Memorial Prayer Service, Monday, 7 p.m. Funeral service, Tuesday, 11 a.m., both services at Praise Assembly of God Church, officiant, Pastor Bobby Wilson. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Praise Assembly of God Church Hall after interment. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Vigil, Pamphilo
Pamphilo "Pancho" Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 1998 - Pamphilo "Pancho" Vigil, 73, of Pueblo passed away Nov. 10, 1998. Born Aug. 10, 1925, in Hillside, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Maggie Medina Vigil- father and mother-in-law, Jose and Regina Chavez Barela- and by brothers and sisters, Inez Barela and Lallo, Leo and Dominga Pacheco. He was married to Victoria Barela on Sept. 21, 1947, who survives him. Survived by children, Marion Sagaser (John), Seattle, Wash., Dennis (Joyce), Colorado Springs, Colo., Matthew (Teresa), Pueblo, Kevin (Wivina), El Paso, Texas, and Anthony (Ramona), Aurora- grandchildren, Jason, Denise, Elizabeth, Adam, Jan, Lukas, Hannah, Seth and Rhiannon Vigil- great-granddaughter, Kayla- brother, Raymond (Lupe)- sister, Laura Rael- and numerous nieces and nephews. Pancho retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1980 where he was a missile inspections analyst after 35 years of service. He was an active member of St. Leander Parish, the Holy Name Society and the Nocturnal Adoration Society. He was currently employed by the Enterprise Car Rental Company. Pancho was an avid Bronco fan, loved the outdoors, fishing, camping and had many other hobbies including beadwork, whittling and working on his computer. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. today and Friday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday and Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Saturday, both at St. Leander Church. Burial will be at Gardner Cemetery in Gardner, Colo., immediately following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the name of Mr. Vigil to The Father Tom Father Louis Scholarship Fund in care of St. Leander Parish. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall of St. Leander after the interment, approximately 5 p.m.

Vigil, Pauline
Pauline Vigil - Las Vegas Review-Journal - May 27, 2005 - Pauline Vigil, 80, of Las Vegas, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2005. She was born Sept. 14, 1924, in Trinidad, Colo., and resided in Las Vegas for 15 years. Pauline was a loving wife, mother, and sister. Her family and friends will be forever grateful to have known such a wonderful and strong willed woman. She was a strong believer in family and in God. She will forever be remembered. Pauline was preceded in death by her mother, Eloisa Pacheco; and son, Lawrence Vigil. Pauline is survived by her husband of 60 years, Eddie Vigil; sisters, Frances and Juanita; brother, Oliver Lovato; sons, Leonard and Wayne; daughter, Linda; grandchildren, Eddie, Tommy, Wayne, Roxanne, Joey, Rebecca, Kimberly, Justin and Shauna; and great-grandchildren, Sherrie, Sahara and Rebekah. Services will be at 8:40 a.m. Friday, May 27, at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City.

Vigil, Percy Celena
Percy Celena Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2002 - Percy Celena Vigil, 75 of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Aug. 8, 2002. Born Jan. 27, 1927, in Fort Garland, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Orlando Vigil; mother, Urbana Medina; and one brother, Lee Roybal. Survived by sons, Bobby (Lucy) Vigil and Richard (Rhonda) Vigil; daughters, Kathy (Edward) Sanchez and Eleanor Silva; grandchildren, Kevin, Craig, Reggie, Dackery, Anthony, Jessica, Selena, Valerie, Anna Marie; eight great-grandchildren; close friends, Ruby Medina and Sandra York. Percy's first love is God. She worked with Meals On Wheels, and spent time visiting the sick. She also enjoyed watching the Broncos. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, both at Romero Chapel. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Praise Assembly Church. Officiant, Pastor Bobby Wilson. Interment, Roselawn. Relatives and friends will be received at Praise Assembly following both services.

Vigil, Philip
Philip Vigil - World Independent - May 9, 1935 - Youth Commits Suicide After Family Argument - Mother Rebukes Philip Vigil of North Veta, for Arguing With Younger Brother About Caring for Horse, and He Shoots Himself. Apparently an argument with his brother and later reproof by his mother led Philip Vigil, 19 year old North Veta youth to shoot himself in the temple yesterday afternoon about 1 o'clock. Young Vigil died about 3, according to Dr. W.S. Chapman, who was called to the Vigil home to administer medical aid to the youth. Deputy Coroner C.A. Tallman, who was called to the Vigil ranch following the shooting to investigate, said that Mrs. Fidelia Vigil, mother of the young man, told him that she had rebuked Philip for arguing with his younger brother, Joseph, about who should put up the horse after they had finished with him in the field. She said Philip walked into another room by himself and they heard a shot. Running into his room they found Philip lying on the floor with a bullet wound in his right temple. Tallman and Dr. Chapman said the pistol, a 38 caliber gun, had been found under the edge of the bed. He was dead when Dr. Chapman arrived at the ranch. Young Vigil is survived, besides his mother and brother Joseph, by six other brothers, Mike, Adonnis, John, Anactacio, Elfredo, Joe and Bernie. Interment will be at the Sand Arroyo cemetery tomorrow following funeral services at 10 o'clock. Furphy Brothers Mortuary is in charge.

Vigil, Phyllis Minnie
Phyllis Minnie Martinez Vigil – Denver Rocky Mountain News – April 9, 2004 - Phyllis Minnie Martinez Vigil was born on December 17, 1914 in Tercio, CO. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph C. Vigil; her father & mother, Jose Martinez & Bersabe (Vallejo) Martinez; & five brothers & two sisters. She graduated from St. Mary's H.S. in Walsenburg, CO, & earned her degree & teaching certificate from Colorado State Teacher's College, Greeley, CO, in 1935. She taught secondary school students in Tercio, CO., & worked at various jobs in Denver until she was 88 -- with her last job being as a Senior's Assistant with the Denver Inner City Parish Seniors, Inc. Program. She is survived by her sons, Patrick; Leonard; Derril; & Joseph (J.C.); & daughter, Rita Martinez; 16 grand-children; 19 great grand-children & numerous relatives & friends. Memorial Church Services & Reception will be held on Saturday, April 17, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Denver Inner City Parish, 910 Galapago, Denver, CO 80204. In lieu of flowers, please designate any contributions to the Denver Inner City Parish.

Vigil, Rachel
Rachel "Rae" Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2005 Rachel "Rae" Vigil, 81, passed away July 20, 2005. Survived by her sons, William (Ann) Vigil, Sam (Mary) Vigil, John (Delores) Vigil; grandchildren, Sandra, Russell, Roy, Randy, Tammy, Valerie, Ruben, Cindy, Tony, Eddie, Michael; 30 great-grandchildren, 5 great great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Lucy Battles, Barbara Goodyear, John Byrd; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, WilliamVigil. Rachel was an avid bowler. Visitation noon to 4 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the donor's favorite charity in her memory.

Vigil, Rafaelita
Rafaelita Vigil - Huerfano World - January 15, 2004 - Rafaelita Vigil, a lifelong resident of Walsenburg, passed away in her home on Jan. 10, 2004. She was born Aug. 26, 1910 in Walsenburg. She was 93 years of age. She is survived by her daughters, Viola R. Vigil, of Walsenburg, and Delores E. (Abel Martinez) Vigil, of Fountain; sister, Leonarda Sena, of Walsenburg; seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and I'll great-great-grandchildren; ex-son-in-law, Telesforo Rodriguez, of Walsenburg; numerous nieces and nephews her very special caregiver, Inez Chavez, of Walsenburg; and her little dog, Bootsey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Jacob Vigil, and daughter, Angie Sandoval. Rafaelita enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cooking and she especially enjoyed making fresh bread for her family. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Jan. 15, at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home.

Vigil, Ralph Anthony
Ralph Anthony Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2006 - Ralph Anthony Vigil, 42, joined his parents in heaven on April 4, 2006. A former National Guardsman, Ralph enjoyed his friends, family and fun. Survived by brother, Ruben; sisters, Rita (Terry) Bishop, Rachel (Duane) Gonzales, Ruby (Tom) Alfaro; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and very special friends, Vince Romero and the entire Geonetta family. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Praise Assembly of God. Friends and family will be welcomed at 152 Schirra Place. Call Rachel, 778-7314, or Rita, 778-9878.

Vigil, Ramona Z.
Ramona Z. Vigil – Pueblo Chieftain – October 16, 2006 - Ramona Z. Vigil, 86, of Pueblo, Colo. passed on Oct. 10, 2006 at Life Care Center of Pueblo, Colo. Mrs. Vigil was born Aug. 9, 1920 in La Junta, Colo. to the union of Conrad Zavala and Marcelina Hernandez who preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Abdon Vigil who also preceded her in death. She was a long time devoted member of the Landmark Apostolic Church. She was previously a foster grandparent through the SRDA program. She is survived by her sister Natividad (Tivi) Rosales of La Junta, Colo. and Cecil Zavala of Rocky Ford, Colo. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Tues., Oct. 17, 2006 at Landmark Apostolic Church, 1801 E. 8th Street, Pueblo, interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at 3 Churchill Road, Pueblo, Colo. 81001.

Vigil, Raymond Alonzo
Raymond Alonzo Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1985 - Raymond Alonzo Vigil, 29, late of 2208 Otis, died Dec. 8, 1985. A 1974 graduate of Centennial High School, a U.S. Army veteran and formerly employed at Fort Carson. Preceded in death by grandparents, Clarita Vigil (1981) and Solema Cisneros (1983). Son of Leon Bobby and Martha Vigil; brother of Rocky Vigil of Pueblo, Roberta Vigil and Rico Vigil, both of Denver, and Renee Vigil of Pueblo. Also survived by nephews, Rocky Joshua Vigil, Gabriel Vigil and Leon Vigil, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Service, 7 p.m. Tuesday and funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at Full Gospel Assembly of God, 701 Corona. Officiant Rev. Manuel Gonzales. Interment, Roselawn. Friends and relatives will be received at the family home, 2208 Otis.

Vigil, Raymond O.
Raymond O. Vigil - Huerfano World - March 21, 2002 - Raymond 0. Vigil, 92, of Walsenburg, formerly of Gardner, died Wednesday, March 13, at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Mr. Vigil was born on Nov. 25, 1909 in Pueblo to Frank and Ines Lopez Vigil. He married Guadalupe Salazar on Jan. 1, 1939 and also owned and operated the San Isabel Conoco Station in Gardner for 35 years. Mr. Vigil is survived by his wife, Lupe, of 63 years; sons, Gilbert (Leonore) Vigil, Denver, Raymond (Jane Reynolds) Vigil, Walsenburg and Robert L. Vigil, Denver; niece, Emma Molina; sister-in-law, Vicky Vigil, Pueblo; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers Lallo, Leo and Pampilo; and sisters, Inez and Laura. Rosary, 6 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg, recited by Vera Espinoza. Funeral mass, 10 a.m. Monday at the Sacred Heart Church in Gardner with Fr. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, Gardner Catholic Cemetery.

Vigil, Raymond S. Vigil Sr.
Raymond S. Vigil Sr. - Huerfano World - November 29, 2007 - Raymond S. Vigil Sr. affectionately known as Jim was born to Raymundo and Teresina Cruz Vigil on July 25, 1940 in Sand Arroyo, Colorado. He departed this life on November 20, 2007. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Raymond Vigil, Roger Vigil, and sisters Ninfa Ortega, and Caroline V. Martinez. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, his children Denise Vigil, Jim Vigil Jr., Ron (Michelle) Vigil, Chuck Vigil, and Cheryl Vigil. Surviving siblings include, Jerry (Mary Ann) Vigil, Bernice (Donald) Garcia, Ida Mae Martin, Manuel (Wanda) Vigil, Dorothy (Larry) Vallejos, and Raymond "Mon" Vigil. He is also survived by his grandchildren Christopher, Mark, Nathan, Tim, Janelle, Tiffany, Monica, Joey, Angela, Shantel, Desirea, and Randy along with six great-grandchildren Rikaya, Nevaeh, Alexi, Amaya, Jojo, and Caitlan. Jim also leaves two very good friends Loretta Jackson and Aaron Tate, to cherish his memory.

Vigil, Robert
Robert Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2002 - Age 58, departed this life Jan. 15, 2002, at Minnequa Medical Center. Born March 25, 1943, in Alamosa. He was a cement finisher. Predeceased by parents, Frank and Margaret Vigil; brothers, Bernie and George Vigil; a son, Bernie Vigil. Survived by his children, Don (Amber) Vigil, Steve (Adrien) Vigil, Veronica (Lee) Herdia, Charlene Vigil, April Vigil; siblings, Richard (Regina) Vigil, Roger (Tillie) Vigil, Gilbert (Mary) Vigil; grandchildren, Mathew, Joshua, Lee, Robert, Britney, Brandon, Crystal and Richard; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel. Cremation to follow.

Vigil, Robert G.
Robert G. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2000 - Robert G. Vigil, affectionately known as "Bobby," age 52, of Haiku, Maui, Hawaii, formerly of Pueblo, departed life at his home on Oct. 20, 2000. Born June 22, 1948, in Walsenburg to Joseph V. and Freda Vigil (Algien). He was preceded in death by his father and younger sister, Freda Eva. He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Freda; and siblings, Alice (Nick) Montoya, Vince (Joyce) Vigil and Fred (Sandy) Vigil, all of Pueblo, and Anita (Jake) Trujillo of Walsenburg. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins. He will also be sadly missed by his partner and business associate, Glen Belkola of Haiku. Bobby was a Vietnam veteran, having served two tours of duty, receiving several military medals. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed his own culture as well as that of the Native Americans. He loved his family and friends, all of whom shared his cooking talents and creativeness. At his request, cremation has taken place in Maui and a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Roselawn Chapel with military honors at graveside, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Roselawn Hall after the interment. The omission of food is respectfully requested.

Vigil, Robert Gilbert
Robert G. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2000 - Robert G. Vigil, affectionately known as "Bobby," age 52, of Haiku, Maui, Hawaii, formerly of Pueblo, departed life at his home on Oct. 20, 2000. Born June 22, 1948, in Walsenburg to Joseph V. and Freda Vigil (Algien). He was preceded in death by his father and younger sister, Freda Eva. He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Freda; and siblings, Alice (Nick) Montoya, Vince (Joyce) Vigil and Fred (Sandy) Vigil, all of Pueblo, and Anita (Jake) Trujillo of Walsenburg. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins. He will also be sadly missed by his partner and business associate, Glen Belkola of Haiku. Bobby was a Vietnam veteran, having served two tours of duty, receiving several military medals. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed his own culture as well as that of the Native Americans. He loved his family and friends, all of whom shared his cooking talents and creativeness. At his request, cremation has taken place in Maui and a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Roselawn Chapel with military honors at graveside, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Roselawn Hall after the interment. The omission of food is respectfully requested. Huerfano World - May 24, 2001 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Our Brothers, Uncles, and Godfathers. Larry A. Trujillo, June 2, 1998, Robert G. Vigil, October 20, 2000 - Verse - With Love, Jake, Anita, Claudia, Jackie and Jose. Robert Gilbert Vigil - Huerfano World - May 24, 2001 - In Loving memory of My Dad, Joseph Vincent Vigil (1960), my sister, Freda Eva Vigil (1965), my brother, Robert Gilbert Vigil (2000). Treasured memories of the time we spent together are forever in my heart. Love Anita

Vigil, Roger
Roger Vigil - Huerfano World - May 3, 1990 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Roger Vigil who died May 4, 1976. - Verse - Sadly missed by wife, sons, daughters and grandchildren.

Vigil, Rose M.
Rose M. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 1999 - Rose M. Vigil, 57, Passed away July 28, 1999. Survived by husband, Antonio Vigil- children, Gilbert Vigil, Tucson, Ariz., Michael (Lisa) Vigil, Pueblo, Jacquilin (Robert) Stadler, Springfield, Mo., Christopher (Vicky) Vigil, Pueblo, Luke Vigil, Matt (Tiffany) Vigil, Lita Vigil, Sam (Lisa) Vigil and Mark Vigil, all of Pueblo- 21 grandchildren- brothers and sisters, Maxine (Laycher) Gonzales, Boone, Florine Kato, Joann Okamura, Theresa Arguello, Tom (Lucille) Arguello, Mike (Susie) Arguello, Madeline Sertucci, Delores Villa Senor and Linda (Steve) Kraft- and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will have a graveside service at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale. Immediately following the service the family will receive relatives and friends at 1221 Damson St., home of Michael and Lisa Vigil.

Vigil, Rose Marie
Rose Marie Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 2002 - Rose Marie Vigil, 73, passed away June 25, 2002. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 45 years, Frank Vigil; daughters, Mechle Alarid (Mike Trujillo), Regina MacFarlane, Francine Vigil (Tom McDonald) and Tracy (Anthony) Romero; grandchildren, Stephan, Shane, Russell, Dustin, Michael, Frankee Rose and Brooklynn; siblings, Tom (Nita) Martinez, Helen Manzanares, Liz Brehm and Loretta (Jim) Manzanares; and numerous relatives and friends who loved her. Rose enjoyed fishing, writing and traveling. This was her final booking! Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2002, and funeral Mass at 10 a.m., June 28, 2002, both services to be held at Holy Family Church with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who desire may make contributions to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office in her memory.

Vigil, Ross
Ross Vigil - Rocky Mountain News - April 26, 1993 - Ross Vigil, 53, of Denver died April 13 in Glen Ayr Health Center of Lakewood. Services were April 16. The body was cremated. Mr. Vigil was born in Walsenburg. He was a utility worker for the city and county of Denver. Survivors include two daughters, Rosenda of Lakewood and Cindi Grein of Denver; five sisters, Tillie Archuleta, Margie Lujan, Martha Montoya, Dora Vargas and Josie Munoz; three brothers, Frank, Jack and Rubin; and two grandchildren.

Vigil, Sadie
Sadie Vigil - Huerfano World - May 14, 1998 - Sadie Vigil, 72, of Walsenburg, died Wednesday, May 6, 1998 in Huerfano Medical Center. Born Dec. 27, 1925 to Juan and Placida Armijo Bobian in Walsenburg, she lived all of her life in Walsenburg and was retired from Huerfano Medical Center where she was a housekeeper. Mrs. Vigil had been ill since November. Preceded in death by her parents, two children, Anthony Wayne and Brian Lee Vigil, three brothers, Celestino Bobian, Tony Bobian, and Ernie Bobian. Survived by her husband, Louis C. Vigil of the family home; six children, John (Ales) Vigil, Pueblo, Frank (Yolanda) Vigil, Walsenburg, Dean (Gloria) Vigil, Walsenburg, Donna Vigil, Walsenburg, Doug Vigil, Pueblo, Brian Vigil, Walsenburg; one brother, Ray Bobian, Walsenburg; one sister, Alice Mestas, Denver. Cremation. No service at Mrs. Vigil's request.

Vigil, Salamone J.
Salamone J. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2001 - Salamone J. Vigil, 86, of Pueblo. Cremation has taken place, no viewing or services.

Vigil, Samuel M.
Samuel M. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - May 2, 1987 - Samuel M. Vigil, 95, died May 1, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Pueblo, after a brief illness. Born April 22, 1892, in Rouse, Colo. A lifetime resident of Huerfano County, he farmed west of Walsenburg for many years while also serving as water commissioner. Veteran of World War I. Member and past host Commander of American Legion Post 16. Predeceased by wife, Ruby, March 10, 1970. Survived by daughter, Monica (Ray) Bustos, Walsenburg; step-daughter, Nancy Vinson, San Diego, Calif.; seven grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Walsenburg Mennonite Church. Interment, Masonic Cemetery.

Vigil, Shennell Tiffany
Shennell Tiffany Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1986 - Shennell Tiffany Vigil, infant daughter of Carlos and Monica Sanchez Vigil Jr., departed this life at Colorado University Hospital, Oct. 10, 1986. Survived also by sister, Raylene Vigil; grandparents, Carlos and Lupe Vigil Sr., Jennie Sanchez, several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. Mass of the Angeles, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph Church, Blende. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at 1914 Liberty Drive.

Vigil, Silas
Silas Vigil - Huerfano World - February 18, 1993 - Silas Vigil of Toltec suffered an apparent heart attack at his home Feb. 17, 1993 and died in the emergency room of Huerfano County Medical Center. Born in Pueblo June 20, 1911, he came to Walsenburg as a young man and attended school until he began working in the coal mines at age 15. His whole life was spent working in area coal mines, retiring from Allen Mine in 1973. He was a member of St. Mary Church and United Mine Workers of America. Survivors include his wife, Mary Gonzales Vigil, whom he married Nov. 15, 1935, of the family home; eight children, Elizabeth Boston and Lawrence Vigil, Denver, John Lee Vigil, Lakewood, Nicholas Vigil, Nuremburg, Germany, Robert Medina and Barbara Vigil, Pueblo, Claude Vigil and Gerald Vigil, Walsenburg; a sister, Emma Montana, Walsenburg; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday and funeral mass at 10 a.m. Friday, both from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery.

Vigil, Stella
Stella Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 2006 - Stella Vigil, loving wife, mother and grandmother, departed this life Feb. 4, 2006, into the loving arms of her Lord. Preceded in death by her father, Avenicio Trujillo; mother, Elvira Muniz; brother, Edward Trujillo; infant daughter; and husband, Tony S. Vigil. Survived by her beloved son, Anthony S. Vigil, Alvera (Isaac) Ortega, Dorothy Martinez and Katherine (Tony Bernal) Huth; also survived by siblings, Ben (Joyce) Trujillo, Lucy (Joe) Rodriquez, Richard (Mollie) Trujillo, Grace (Charles) Herrera and Frank Trujillo; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and beloved dog, Tiny. Her feisty attitude and home cooking will be dearly missed by all who loved her. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday; both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Vigil, Steven Q.
Steven Q. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1993 - Steven Q. Vigil, born Nov. 15, 1948, left this world to be in a better place with God free of pain on March 11, 1993. A veteran with the U. S. Army, he served in Vietnam. Employed by the U. S. Government for 15 years and was currently working at the PDA. He loved the mountains, camping and fishing. He always put everybody else's needs ahead of his. He will always be loved and remembered by his friends and family. Husband of Margaret A. Vigil. Father of Carla (John) Bockla, Anita Vigil and Stephanie Vigil, all of Pueblo. Grandfather of Zachary Bockla and Russel Vigil. Survived also by parents, Zacarias Vigil and Marie Barela; sisters, Patricia (Jerry) Chacon, Becky (Ed) Fox; brother, Martin (Michelle) Vigil; grandmother, Mollie Barela; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn. The family may be contacted at 542-1021. Viewing by immediate family only.

Vigil, Theodore Leonard
Theodore Leonard "Ted" Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 1998 - Theodore Leonard "Ted" Vigil, 42, of Pueblo, passed away June 20, 1998, in Pueblo. Born on Aug. 4, 1955, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents, Lallo E. and Emiliana Vigil- and one brother, Frank Vigil. Survived by son, Daniel Vigil- stepchildren, Christina Frazier, Woody Frazier, David Frazier- brothers, Louis Vigil, Pueblo, Everett (Cathy) Vigil, Colorado Springs, Bob (Beatrice) Vigil, Pueblo, Alfred (Lucy) Vigil, Colorado Springs, and Richard (Esther) Vigil, Pueblo- sisters, Cathy (Pete) Espinoza, Denver, Louise Martinez, Pueblo, Charlotte (Rick) Madril, Pueblo, Ruth Betty Aragon, Commerce City, Emily (Marty) Montez, Pueblo, and Joyce (Randy) Apodaca, Alamosa- numerous nephews, nieces and friends. Viewing, 1-5 p.m. today and Tuesday, at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both at Mount Carmel Church, Rev. John Waters, celebrant. Cremation to follow Mass. Relatives and friends will be received at Moose Lodge Hall, 2801 U.S. 50 West, after Mass.

Vigil, Theresa M.
Theresa M. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2005 - Theresa M. Vigil, 77, passed away Nov. 20, 2005. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alberto and Delfina Martinez; brother, Bennie Padilla; grandson, Tommy Wilson; great-grandson, Jeromy Martinez. Theresa is survived by her husband of 60 years, Felipe; children, Amelia Wilson, Viola Barker, Willie (Alice), Ted (Barbara), Felipe (Virginia) Jr. and Pete (Sylvia) Vigil; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Also survived by numerous other relatives; and special caregiver, Carmen Trujillo. Viewing, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at the funeral home. Rosary with Mass to follow, 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Vigil, Thomas
Thomas Vigil - Huerfano World - July 1, 1999 - Thomas Vigil of Taos, NM, was found dead at his sheep herder camp. Born June 30, 1934 in Ravenwood to Ben and Annie Vigil, he never married. Mr. Vigil was a sheepherder and lived for 30 years in Sanford. He was 12 years old when he began sheep herding. Survivors include four sisters, Viola Miller, Walsenburg and Angela Montano, Mary Ann Casias and Nellie Montano, all of Denver; nieces, nephews, and cousins and by the Crawther family for 30 years. Rosary will be July 2 at 6 p.m. from St. Mary Church. The family will greet friends afterward at Mazzone Hall. A cremation memorial service will be July 3, at 10 a.m. in South St. Mary Cemetery.

Vigil, Tobias
Tobias Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2000 - Tobias Vigil, 64, affectionately known to family and friends as "Toby Pete," departed this life Oct. 11, 2000, at his home in Thornton. Born Jan. 25, 1936, in Walsenburg. He was a warehouseman by trade for over 30 years. He enjoyed bowling and baseball, being with family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Tobias and Dolores (Pacheco) Vigil; sister, Rachel Vigil; and beloved wife, Bertha (Schaidt) Vigil. Toby leaves to cherish his memory his children, Anna Baca and family, Denver, Eva (Sam) Maldonado, Pueblo, Dolores Vigil and family, Pueblo, Toby (Susan) Vigil, Denver, Jerry Vigil and family, Pueblo, Phillip (Sara) Vigil, Pueblo, Richard Vigil and family, Pueblo, Joseph Vigil and family, Pueblo, Bill (Barbie) Schaidt, California, Larry Schaidt and family, California, Danny (Mabel) Schaidt, South Dakota, Marlene Love and family, California; siblings, Juanita "Caldonia" Perez and family, Pueblo, Theresa (Nobert) Perez, California, Mary Ann (Joe) Lewis, Sacramento, Calif., Betty (Edward "Uncle Buddy") Duran, Las Vegas, Nev., Phillip Vigil and family, San Jose, Costa Rica, and Lee Vigil and family, Pueblo; 25 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Rev. John R. Waters, S.J., celebrant. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at Mount Carmel Hall following the Mass.

Vigil, Tony S.
Tony S. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2000 - Tony S. Vigil, 79, passed away April 12, 2000. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Stella Vigil; children, Vera (Isaac) Ortega, Anthony Vigil, Dorothy Gurule, Katherine Huth; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Sam (Ersil) Vigil, Gabe (Jo Ann) Vigil; sisters, Carmen Martinez and Charlotte Truskey; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Irene Vigil; brother, Pete Vigil; and sisters, Irene Ramirez and Massey Martinez. Tony was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from the CF&I. Viewing Thursday, noon until 5 p.m. Rosary Thursday, 7 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Vigil, Vicenta
Mrs. Vicenta Vigil - Huerfano World – June 27, 1963 - Mrs. Vicenta Vigil Funeral Conducted - Funeral services were conducted in Pueblo on Monday for Mrs. Vicenta Vigil, a former Walsenburg resident. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery in Pueblo. Mrs. Vigil died last Friday in a Pueblo hospital at the age of 85 following an illness that had lasted for several months. Although a native of Walsenburg, she had lived in Pueblo for the past 16 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Pueblo. The deceased is survived by two sons, Gasper Vigil, Pueblo, and Joe D.G. Vigil, Walsenburg; a daughter, Mrs. Andy Jaquez, Pueblo; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Vigil, Victor E.
Victor E. Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2005 - Victor E. Vigil, 84, passed away unexpectedly on May 25, 2005. Victor was born Oct. 17, 1920, in Sandy Arroyo near Walsenburg, Colo., moved to Pueblo, as a child and was a lifetime Pueblo resident. Victor was honorably discharged from the Army in 1946 and worked at the Pueblo Army Depot from 1948 until his retirement in 1975. Victor was very proud of his service to his country in Vietnam during the TET Offensive in 1967, as a weapons expert from the Pueblo Army Depot. Preceded in death by his daughter, Olivia Martinsen; brothers, Mike and Tom; sisters, Isabelle, Theresa and Lucy. Victor is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Sarah Vigil; children, Sylvia (Lou) Grande, Victor (Bernadette) Vigil, Tobin (Deborah) Vigil, Claudine (Sam) Riccillo, Michael (Kyong Ae) Vigil, Judy Widup and Isabelle (Joe) Valdez; brother, Joe Vigil; sister, Sue Young and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday, at St. Leander Church. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Vigil, Victoria
Victoria "Vickie" Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2005 - Victoria "Vickie" Vigil, 81, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 19, 2005, in Pueblo. Born in Gardner, Colo., on Jan. 4, 1924, to the union of Mariano Barela and Maria Regina (Chavez) Barela, who preceded her in death. Vickie was married to Pamphilo "Pancho" Vigil on Sept. 21, 1947, and they lived together for 51 years until Pancho passed away in 1998. Vickie also was preceded in death by her brothers, Frank and David; sister, Dominga Aguirre; and her in-laws, Maggie and Frank Vigil. Surviving Vickie are her children and their spouses, Marion (John) Sagaser of Seattle, Wash., Dennis (Joyce) of Colorado Springs, Matthew (Teresa) of Pueblo, Kevin (Wivina) of El Paso, Texas, and Anthony (Ramona) of Pueblo. She also is survived by her grandchildren, Jason, Denise, Elizabeth, Adam, Jan, Lukas, Hannah, Emma, Seth and Rhiannon Vigil; and by her great-grandchildren, Kayla and Ayanna Vigil; sisters, Maria Clofes Montez of El Paso and Scholastica "Lucky" Vialpando of Colorado Springs; sisters-in law, Lupe Vigil and Laura Rael; and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many friends from St. Leander Parish. Vickie was a homemaker and also worked for a time in District 60 food services at Risley Middle School. She was a devout Catholic and a firm believer in the power of prayer. Vickie also was a catechist for many years, teaching religious education at St. Leander and was a faithful member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society. Her hobbies included being up in the hills around Gardner, picking pinon nuts or just enjoying the fresh air. She also loved to read, play bingo and just be with her family. Viewing, 1 to 5:30 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday; both at St. Leander Parish. Interment to follow at Gardner Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall after both the vigil service and burial.

Vigil, Viola Marck
Viola Marck Vigil - Huerfano World - February 20, 2003 - Viola Marck Vigil, 72 (homemaker), born March 9, 1930 in Walsenburg, passed away Feb. 24, 2003 in Denver. Preceded in death by husband, Edwin Vigil, in 1998; parents, Pio and Rose Marck; brothers, Adolph, Pete and Albert Marck. Mother of Ruthann (James) Suazo and Nick (Vi) Vigil, Walsenburg, James (Sandy) Vigil, Mark (Cecily) Vigil, Eugene Vigil and Keith (Gloria) Vigil, all of the Denver area; grandchildren, Felicia, Misty, Raquel, Vanessa, Krista, Delilah, Kenneth, James and Michael; great-grandchildren, Martika, Rebecca, Alyssa, Alec and Eric. Also survived by sisters, Ruth (Richard) Garza, Denver, and Dorothy (Julian) O'Cana, Walsenburg; brothers, Ernest Marck, Walsenburg, Louis (Helen) Marck and Arthur (Rose) Marck, Denver. Memorial service, 1 p.m., Sunday, March 1, at the United Church of Walsenburg. Huerfano World - March 6, 2003 – Correction – Memorial service for Viola M. Vigil was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the United Church of Walsenburg. The day was listed incorrectly in last week's paper. The Huerfano World regrets the error.

Vigil, Viola R.
Viola R. Vigil – Huerfano World – April 22, 2004 - Viola R. Vigil went to be with the Lord on April 13, 2004 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jacobo and Rafaelita Vigil, two sisters and her brother. She is survived by her sisters, Dolores (Abel Martinez) Vigil, of Fountain, and Adeline (Ray) Roybal, of Thornton; her aunt, Leonarda Sena, of Walsenburg; numerous nephews, nieces and great-nephews and nieces. Also, many cousins; her friend and co-worker, Mike Abeyta; former brother-in-law, Telos Rodriguez; and her pooch, Bootie. Viola was a 1968 graduate of Walsenburg High School and a 1971 graduate of Trinidad State junior College. She was a cosmetologist all her life. Services were held April 17 at St. Mary Catholic Church. Committal at St. Mary's South Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the loving care of Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home of Walsenburg.

Vigil, Virginia
Virginia Vigil - Huerfano World - June 29, 2000 - Virginia Vigil dies - Virginia Vigil, 73, of Walsenburg, died June 28, 2000 in Thorton at the Castle Garden Care Center where she was a resident. Mrs. Vigil was one of five sisters and five brothers raised in Corrales, NM. She married Ernest I. Vigil on Jan. 1, 1948. Survivors include her children, Ernest Vigil Jr. and Christine Vigil, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two sisters. Bertha Griego and Eris Fleck and a son-in-law, Charles Arellano Sr. Arrangements by Boies-Ortega Funeral Home.

Vigil-Montano, Alice
Alice (Escolastica) Vigil-Montano - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2002 - Alice (Escolastica) Vigil Montano, born on April 24, 1923, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 28, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank Montano; and her parents, George and Gregorita Vigil. Survived by her children, Vivian (Richard) Armijo, Anita (Clark) Nielsen, Frank (Roberta) Montano, Manuel (Denise) Montano and Ernie (Paula) Montano; grandchildren, Ricky Armijo, Nicole, Angela, Andrew, Christopher, Catherine Nielsen, Melissa, Victoria, Frank, Lee Montano, Roberta (Robert) Russell, Emily (David) Dagenais, Sherrise, Jordan Montano, Adrienne and Jaimi Montano; ten great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred (Bernardino) Sanchez; brother-in-law, Ruben Montano; and numerous nieces and nephews. Alice devoted her life to caring for her family and to the children entrusted to her in day care. She was a faithful servant to God and to the Claremont S.D.A. Church, which she loved dearly. Alice joyfully served as a deaconess. She loved to learn and attended several church seminars and participated in many Ingathering Services to help her church. She especially enjoyed singing in church and reading and studying her scriptures. She was kind and generous to everyone. Her door was always open and her table was always set. She loved feeding anyone who visited. She also enjoyed drawing and writing poetry. Special thanks to Pastor B.W. Mann, her beloved spiritual leader, Anita Nielsen, who lovingly cared for her at home, Dr. Rendler, Victoria Acosta and the nurses who cared for her in the hospital. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home. Worship and celebration, 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Claremont S.D.A. Church, 1503 Arroyo Ave. Family will receive friends and family following celebration service in the church fellowship hall. Interment, 10 a.m. Thursday at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends for dinner and fellowship following the service at S.D.A. Church, 1503 Arroyo Ave.

Vigil-Steckline, Emma
Emma Vigil-Steckline - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2005 - Emma Vigil-Steckline, 91, of Pueblo, passed away May 22, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Steckline; and son, Levi Vigil. Survived by her sister, Fidela Vigil; granddaughter, Sandra Pineda; special niece, Margaret Vigil; and numerous other relatives and friends. Special thanks to Belmont Lodge. Viewing, 11 a.m. to noon today, with memorial service to follow at noon, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for Emma to Romero Funeral Home.

Vigil-Wilson, Angelique
Angelique Mercedes Vigil-Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2006 - Angelique Mercedes Vigil-Wilson, 22, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 22, 2006. Preceded in death by grandpa, Magdaleno Vigil; cousin, Steven Worrell; in-laws, Charlie and Guadalupe Wilson. Survived by spouse, Danny Wilson; children, Danny Lee (Rosemary), Ashley, David, Damien, Devon, Azyette and Daniel Wilson; parents, Johnny Vigil Romaine Delgado, Sara Ortega and John McGraw; grandparents, Lucinda Vigil, Rudy Ortega Sr. and Eulalia Ortega; siblings, Cherisse (Uriel Pacheco) Vigil, Johnny D. (Kadee Cheesman) Vigil, Jacqueline (Joseph Alvarez) Vigil, Enrique Vigil, Jolene Martinez and Alex Soto. Angelique loved to sing and enjoyed spending time with family. She loved the Lord, her children and gave her all to everyone. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday with prayer service to follow, 7 p.m.; both at Romero Chapel, Denver. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Life Bridge Christian Church, Longmont. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Longmont.

Vigna, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Vigna - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2006 - Mary Ann Vigna passed away on Feb. 16, 2006, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Mary was born in Lester, Colo., on Sept. 24, 1928, to Max and Jennie Vezzani. In her youth, she lived in Rouse and graduated from St. Mary's High School in Walsenburg with the class of 1947. In 1948, she married Matt Vigna Jr., and they raised their family in Pryor, Colo. Mary was the postmaster in Pryor and ran the general store. She completed her service in the post office in Aguilar, Colo. She spent the last phase of her life living in Pueblo, Colo. Mary is survived by her daughters, Kathy Ferraro, Rosalie Vigna (Warren Nolan), and Natalie (Rick) Goffredi; her son, Ken Vigna; and grandsons, Brandon Ferraro, Matt Ferraro, Doug Ferraro and Jake Nedelia. Also survived by her sister, Clara Quartiero; brothers, Louie (Evelyn) Vezzani, Lindo (Sharron) Vezzani, Larry (June) Vezzani, and Max (Sharon) Vezzani; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Matt. Mary's family would like to thank Dr. Stephen Vialpando, her caregivers at the Life Care Center, and St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center for the outstanding care they provided. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, at 10 a.m. in the George McCarthy Historic Chapel. A private burial will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery in Walsenburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Mary's memory.

Vigna, Matthew Sr.
Mathew Vigna Sr. - Huerfano World - October 22, 1970 - Mathew Vigna Sr., 74, Walsenburg, died Sunday night October 18, 1970, at the Trinidad Home for the Aged after an illness of several months. Vigna was born in Walsenburg March 7, 1896. He was reared in area coal camps and went to work in the mines at age of 14, retiring from Del Carbon in 1956. Vigna was a member of St. Mary Church and the United Mine workers of America. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mary Vigna, Walsenburg; two sons, Matt Vigna Jr., Pryor and Louis Vigna, Pueblo; two daughters, Mrs. Rose Marie Mandarich, Pueblo and Mrs. Margaret Prosser, Great Bend, Kans.; one sister, Mrs. Lena Nava, Walsenburg, and 14 grandchildren. Mass of the Resurrection was Wednesday, yesterday, at St. Mary Church. United Mine Workers of America conducted graveside services at north St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Vihos, Theros
Theros Vihos – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Theros Vihos is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Theros Vihos: Greek, age 31, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp.  Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Vik, Dorothy E.
Dorothy E. Vik - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2001 - Dorothy Vik, age 77, of Pueblo, died at home of heart failure and old age on Dec. 12, 2001, after a brief and painless illness. She was born on Feb. 28, 1924, in Elgin, Neb., the youngest of two daughters of Minda G. Thompson McIntyre, whose parents were immigrants in 1868 from Valdres, Norway, and Raymond G. McIntyre, whose family has been in America since 1620 when the Pilgrims William Brewster and Stephen Hopkins and their families arrived on the Mayflower at Plymouth Colony, Mass. Dorothy was raised in a loving home in the small farming communities of Cedar Bluffs and Wahoo, Neb., surrounded by music, laughter and large extended families. Her family was among the first pioneers busting sod on the Great Plains of eastern Nebraska, the Western frontier. Upon graduation from high school, she went to Van Sant School of Business in Omaha, where she met her future husband, Gregor M. Vik of Scribner, Neb., at First Lutheran Church. Dorothy and Greg were married on June 18, 1944, in Omaha. To them were born four children: Donald of Hollister, Calif.; Judith from Westminster, Colo.; Lawrence, deceased, of Pueblo; and David from Pueblo West. Dorothy is survived by her husband, Gregor of Pueblo; three of her children; 12-and-a-half grandchildren; and four-and-a-half great-grandchildren. Viewing will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens Funeral Home at 5450 Highway 78 West on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Public viewing Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The funeral will be at Tabor Lutheran Church on Monday at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Tabor Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 102 East Orman Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.

Viland, Carrie
Carrie Viland - Blue Valley Times - October 3, 1913 - Mrs. Carrie Viland of Denver died at the age of ninety-two years. Mrs. Viland was born in Norway in 1820 and emigrated to America when very young.

Viles, Jess L.
Jess L. Viles – Pueblo Chieftain – November 1, 2006 - Jess L. Viles, 90, passed away Oct. 30, 2006. Survived by his loving wife, Helen O. (Stroh) Viles of the family home; children, Marilyn (Cecil) Barrett and Roamey (Colleen) Viles, both of Pueblo; daughter-in-law, Rita Viles, Denver; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Billie (Bennie) Denton, Georgia, and Mary E. Williams, Colorado Springs; good friend, Jim Oliver, Florida; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his son, Lawrence (Butch) Viles; grandson, Lonny Barrett; brothers, Lloyd and Alfred; and sisters, Georgia Darcy and Mamie Wilcutt. Jess was born April 1, 1916, in Manzanola, Colo. He retired in 1978 from the CF&I as a general foreman of the Coke Plant after 42 years of service. He also was a life member of the Florence Elks Lodge. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. George White officiating. Jess' family would like to extend a special thanks to Tammy and the staff at Frontier Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Frontier Hospice, through the funeral home.

Viles, Patricia Ann Welty
Patricia Ann Welty Viles - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 23, 2007 - Patricia Ann Welty Viles passed away March 16, 2007. She was born Jan 11, 1950 in Pueblo to Buell and Virginia Welty who preceded her in death. A lifelong Pueblo resident, Patricia worked for the Pueblo Police Department for 16 years before her illness forced her to retire. She enjoyed spending time with her pride and joy, her granddaughters, cross-stitching and watching the Broncos. Her survivors include her daughter DeeAnna (Mike) Ostrander, granddaughters Dana and Halee Spurlock, sisters Charleen (Jerry) Murphy and Marlene Santilli, nephews and nieces, Dan and Don Miller, Shawna (Erik) Poczatek, Debra (Mike) Frazier and Tom Santilli as well as several great nieces, nephews and other relatives. No viewing, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, March 24, 2007 in the Davis Memorial Chapel, 128 Broadway Ave in Pueblo. Private interment will be held in the Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs at a later date.

Villa, Henry
Henry Villa – Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1947 - Technician Fifth Grade Henry Villa, memorial services will be held in the Rouch Chapel Friday at 9 a.m. and Requiem Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart cathedral at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be made in Roselawn cemetery where V.F.W. Post No. 61 will conduct military services including artillery salute, flag folding and sounding of taps. Recitation of the rosary at the Chapel Thursday 7:30 p.m.

Villa, Marie Frances
Marie Frances Villa - Pueblo Chieftain - August 8, 2006 - Marie Frances Villa, 74, formerly of Pueblo, passed away July 30, 3006, in Daytona Beach, Fla. She is survived by her husband, Frank; daughter, Darlene, both of Daytona Beach; brothers, Donald Venturino of Long Island, N.Y. and John Venturino, Naples, Fla.; sister, Angela Anelli, Long Island, N.Y.; and two grandchildren. She was a resident of Kona Kai in Pueblo for over 30 years. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn, N.Y. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Volusia Memorial Funeral Home Ormond Beach, Fla., 386-673-5373.

Villa, Peter Allan
Peter Allan Villa - Colorado Springs Gazette - August 17, 1988 - Peter Allan Villa, 47, 501 Catalina Drive, died Monday night in La Junta. He was owner of Colorado Construction Service in Colorado Springs. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, the Moose Lodge, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Mr. Villa was born July 1, 1941, in Las Animas to Zek and Clara Gutierrez Villa, who survive. Mr. Villa was married to Veronica Lorraine Eurioste, who survives. Mr. Villa is also survived by two sons, Peter Villa and Roger Harris; a daughter Teresa; two brothers, Albert and Zek Jr., all of Pueblo. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Church in Las Animas. Internment is planned in Fort Lyon Cemetery in Fort Lyon.

Villa, Tony C.
Tony C. Villa - Huerfano World - December 27, 1990 - Tony C. Villa, 100, of Walsenburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 1990, in Huerfano County Medical Center. Born Nov. 25, 1890, in San Georgio, Italy, at age 18 his family moved to Michigan. Later, he moved to Colorado where he met and married the late Theresa M. Bianco, on Dec. 22, 1923. They moved to Forbes Coal Camp and later to Starkville where their children were born. In 1935, they moved to Tioga where they lived until his retirement in 1953, when they moved to Walsenburg. Mr. Villa was a member of St. Mary Church and the United Mine Workers of America. Mr. Villa is survived by a son, James Villa, Walsenburg; two daughters, Marie Pavlick, Walsenburg and Charlotte Angelo, Denver; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was Dec. 22 from St. Mary Church. Burial was in Trinidad Catholic Cemetery Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Villa, Victor
Victor Villa - Huerfano World - September 28, 2000 - Fatal - Four people; including a local woman, were killed in a two-vehicle accident Saturday evening on Highway 160. Mary Krueger, 44, of Walsenburg, who was driving west died after being hit head-on by an eastbound vehicle driven by Victor Villa, 22, of Farmington, N.M. The accident occurred at 7:05 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 12 Mrs. Krueger was driving to La Veta at the time of the accident. Villa and his passengers Francisca Torres, 41, and Jose Sarinana-Amaya, 29, all died in the accident. Torres was Villa's mother. Sarinana-Amaya was her nephew. They were traveling to Denver. All four people died at the scene of massive injuries. According to the Colorado State Patrol, weather conditions at the time, which included rain-slicked roads and fog contributed to the accident. The patrol also is investigating the possibility of alcohol as a contributing factor. Beer cans and bottles were found in the Villa vehicle and were scattered around the accident scene. Huerfano County Coroner Della Duran said an autopsy is being conducted to deter mine if Villa had been drinking. Mrs. Krueger was the secretary at Washington School in Walsenburg. Superintendent of Schools Glenn Davis said teachers of the school met Sunday to attempt to deal with their grief. Counselor Pete Pedraza also was available throughout the week to assist students having a difficult time dealing with Mrs. Krueger's death. A sign was placed on the playground fence saying "We Miss You Miss Mary" and students and parents were writing notes on the sign, Davis said.

Villalon, Edilia Suazo
Edilia Suazo Villalon - Huerfano World - November 13, 1980 - Mrs. Edilia Suazo Villalon, 65, of Walsenburg, died at her home Friday morning. November 7, 1980 of cardiac arrest. Born at Toltec June 25, 1915, she was reared there and attended Pictou school. She married Solomon Villalon, Sr. October 28, 1935 at St. Mary's Church. For about four years they lived, on a farm along the Huerfano River, later moving back to Toltec. In November 1961 she and her husband and family moved to Walsenburg. Mrs. Villalon was a member of St. Mary Church and has been a member of Catholic Daughters of America. Besides her husband, Mrs. Villalon is survived by five sons, Dr. Joseph Villalon, Julio Villalon, all of Walsenburg, Dr. Solomon Villalon, Jr., Elmer and Robert Villalon, all of Walsenburg; two daughters Mrs. Julia Martinez, Walsenburg and Mrs. Marcella Boyd, Pueblo; two sisters, Mrs. Leonarda Sena, Toltec and Mrs. Rafaelita Vigil, Walsenburg; six grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Wake service was held Sunday. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday at St. Mary Church. Burial was in South St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Villalon, Josefine
Josefine Villalon - Huerfano World - December 14, 1989 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Josefine Villalon who died Dec. 16, 1969. - Verse - Sadly missed by daughters, Mary Quintana and Esabel Cisneros.

Villalon, Julio Michael
Julio M. Villalon - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 1999 - Julio M. Villalon journeyed from this world on Aug. 26, 1999, to be with the Lord. He was joyfully greeted by his parents, Solomon Sr. and Edilia Villalon, who preceded him in death. Julio was born June 17, 1939, and lived his entire life in Walsenburg. As a boy and young man, he explored God's creation in the surrounding foothills. He delighted in nature and loved to roam freely. Julio remained spirited, unique and gentle throughout his life's trials. Simple pleasures such as fishing, singing, playing the guitar, storytelling and talking to strangers were his pastimes. Julio will be missed and fondly remembered by his brothers and sisters, Dr. Joseph (Esther) Villalon, his very special friend and ``Sis," Julia (Pete) Martinez, Dr. Solomon (Nancy) Villalon, all of Walsenburg, Marcella Villalon, Dr. Elmer (Sharon) Villalon and Bob (Bernadette) Villalon of Pueblo- his nephews and nieces, Mark (Laura) Martinez, Rick Alvarez, Joseph David Villalon, Craig Martinez, Karen Villalon, Rebecca Villalon, Melissa Villalon, James Villalon, Robby Villalon, Ian Villalon, Jason Villalon, Elizabeth Villalon and Misha Martinez- and other family members including aunts, an uncle and numerous cousins. Visitation, 2to 4 p.m. today at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home. Rosary, 6 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations can be made to the St. Mary Catholic Church window renovation fund. Huerfano World - September 2, 1999 - Julio Michael Villalon, 60, died August 26, 1999. Born June 17, 1939 in Walsenburg, he lived his entire life here. Simple pleasures such as fishing, singing, playing the guitar, storytelling and talking to strangers were his pasttimes. Survivors include his brothers and sisters; Dr. Joseph Villalon, Julia Martinez, Dr. Solomon Villalon, all of Walsenburg; Marcella Villalon, Dr. Elmer Villalon and Bob Villalon, all of Pueblo; nephews, nieces, uncles and aunts and numerous cousins. Rosary was from St. Mary Church on Sunday. Funeral mass was Monday from St. Mary. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Villalon, Solomon Sr.
Solomon Villalon Sr. - Huerfano World - October 23, 1986 - Lifetime Huerfano County resident, Solomon Villalon, Sr. died October 19, 1986 at the age of 73 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. He had been seriously ill for the past six weeks. The son of Juan B. and Josephine (Sandoval) Villalon, Mr. Villalon was born June 15, 1913 in Huerfano County. In the early thirties he worked as a miner in several area coal mines while also ranching. In 1950 he started working at the Pueblo Depot Activity, retiring back to ranching in 1972. He married Edilia Suazo October 28, 1935 at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. She died November 7, 1980. Mr. Villalon was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. He is survived by seven children, Dr. Joseph Villalon, Julio Villalon, Julia Martinez, and Dr. Solomon Villalon, Jr. all of Walsenburg; Dr. Elmer Villalon, Kearny, NJ; Robert Villalon and Marcella Villalon, both of Pueblo; ten grandchildren, two sisters, Mary Quintana, Walsenburg and Isabel Cisneros, Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was yesterday morning and burial was at North St. Mary Cemetery. J. M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Villalovos, Cecilia M.
Cecilia M. Villalovos - Walsenburg World – December 24, 1928 - Cecilia M. Villalovos, wife of ____ Villalovos, of Del Carbon, died here December 22, at the age of 37 years, and will be buried today at the Masonic cemetery. She is survived by her husband, four children, Eleanor, Arthur, David, and Vernon, and to sisters, Mrs. Vivian Billingsby of Walsenburg, and Rosalia Martinez of Fort Lupton, Colorado.

Villalovos, David
David Villalovos - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2006 - David Villalovos, 83, passed away Jan. 30, 2006. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Cordova; and special cousin, Mary Ellen Crump. Survived by his brothers, Gilbert (Norma) Villalovos of Walsenburg, Lazaro of Rocky Ford; sisters, Mollie Griego, Mary (James) Baker, both of Pueblo, Alberta Klement of Northglenn, Angie Bachicha and Frances (Jack) Games, both of Security; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. A special thanks to Frank and Yolanda Vigil and family and Abel Manzanares.

Villalovos, Lazaro
Lazaro Villalovos - Huerfano Journal - January 30, 2009 - Mr. Lazaro Villalovos, 70, of La Junta died Wednesday, January 21, 2009 peacefully at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center-Nursing Center East in La Junta. Lazaro was born in Walsenburg, CO on December 17, 1938, the son of the late Pedro and Laura (Archuletta) Villalovos. He was a farm laborer, and served in the U.S. Army during Non-War Time. He is survived by: sister Mollie Griego of Pueblo, CO; sister Mary Baker wife of James of Pueblo, CO; sister Alberta Klement of Northglen, CO; sister Angelina Bachicha of Security, CO; sister Frances Games wife of John of Security, CO; brother Gilbert Villalovas husband of Norma of Walsenburg, CO. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by four brothers: Jesus, David, Ernest & Gilbert. Services are private at the convenience of family. There will be no viewing as cremation has been effected. Inurnment will be private at a later date in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Rocky Ford, CO. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ford-Ustick Funeral Home.

Villaneuva, Bennie Orona
Bennie Orona Villaneuva - Pueblo Chieftain - July 8, 1987 - Bennie Orona Villaneuva, 1825 Pine, departed this life July 5, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital. A lifetime Pueblo resident, he was born May 18, 1922. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was the recipient of the Bronze Star and other military awards. Retired from CF&I Steel Corp. as a crane operator on Jan. 31, 1983. A member of El Club Recreativo Proteccion Mutua, and St. Joseph Church, Blende. His hobby was working on older model cars. Preceded in death by father, Nazario Villanueva, in 1978; brothers, Nata Villanueva in 1950, Toby Villanueva in 1972, Johnny Villanueva in 1980. Survived by wife, Mary A. Villanueva, of the family home; mother, Hope Orona Villanueva, Pueblo; children, Arthur (Delia) Aguero, Alfred (Lei Lani) Aguero, Elizabeth (Russell) Villanueva-Sandoval, all of Pueblo, Bennie (Theresa) Villanueva, Kingsville, Texas; stepchildren, Margie (Tom) Montoya, Maxine (Ben) Maes, Anthony (Leona) Coca, Floyd (Sharon) Coca, all of Pueblo, Paul (Roberta) Coca, Albuquerque, N.M., Nancy (Ali) Aldmi, Priscilla Coca, Lucille (Larry) Palma, all of Denver, Joseph (Linda) Chavez, Colorado Springs, Irene (Mike) Herrera, Denver; brothers and sisters, Rose (Lewis) Hernandez, Joe (Carmen) Villanueva, Maryann (Alfonso) Sanchez, Angie Lovato, Edward Villanueva, Julian Villanueva, Theresa (Jack) Manty, all of Pueblo, James (Leda) Villanueva, Morgan Hills, Calif., Frances (Richard) Barella, Baldwin Hills, Calif. Mary Jo (Bill) Shiver, Omaha, Neb., Daria (Aldolph) Segura, Colorado Springs; 32 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Consuello Villado, El Paso, Texas, and a host of other relatives and friends. Both services at St. Joseph Church, Blende. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment and military honors by Fort Carson Honor Guard at graveside, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1634 El Paso and 1000 E. Abriendo.

Villanueva, Bennie
Bennie Villanueva - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 1997 - Bennie Villanueva, 69, resident of Fort Lyon Nursing Home, died in Denver on Aug. 21, 1997. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Mary Church, Las Animas. Interment, Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Villanueva, Celestine
Celestine (Sally) Villanueva - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2003 - Celestine (Sally) Villanueva, 82, of Westwind Nursing Care died June 28. She lived at 6 Carmen Road for many years. Sally was a life member of Sacred Heart Cathedral, and belonged to the Third Order of St. Francis and was active in the Altar and Rosary Society at the Cathedral. In her lifetime, Sally cared for many people including her parents. Sally was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, on March 16, 1921, to Emilio and Henrietta Villanueva. She lived all her life in Pueblo. She is survived by four sisters and two brothers, Emelia Mahoney of Charlestown, W.V., Dorothy Ketchem of Sacramento, Calif., Theresa Moody of Martinez, Calif., Rita Villanueva of Pueblo, Colo., Louis Villanueva of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Ray Newton of Sacramento, Calif. She is preceded in death by one brother and two sisters, George S. Villanueva, Caroline Villanueva and Sister Amelia Villanueva. Visitation, 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Roselawn. Those who wish may make contributions in her name to the charity of choice.

Villanueva, George S.
George S. Villanueva - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 1999 - George S. Villanueva, 62, of Pueblo, passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999. He was a resident of West Wind Campus, formerly of 6 Carmen Road, Pueblo. George was a longtime member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Preceded in death by his parents, Emilio and Henrietta Villanueva. He is survived by sisters, Sally Villanueva and Rita Villanueva, both of Pueblo, Sister Amelia, Indiana, Dorothy Ketchum and Theresa Moody, both of California; brothers, Ray Newton and Louis Villanueva of California. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. today at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Villanueva, Ramos M.
Ramos M. "Chihuahua" Villanueva - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2000 - Ramos M. "Chihuahua" Villanueva, 75, of Pueblo, passed away May 29, 2000. Born on April 1, 1925, in Villanueva, N.M. Preceded in death by his parents, Angel and Demetria Villanueva. Survived by his wife, Ermie Villanueva; children, Judy (Rudy) Martinez, Roy Villanueva, Connie Villanueva, Anna Casaus, Betty Villanueva and Sonny Villanueva; brothers, Seledon and Leo Villanueva; sisters, Matilda Davis, Eppie Padilla and Alice Corbett; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He retired from the CF&I after 35 years of service. Ramos enjoyed planting his home grown vegetables while maintaining his flower garden and neatly trimmed yard. He also enjoyed woodworking. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Thursday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Holy Family Church. Cremation, Imperial Crematory.

Villanueva, Seledon Sr.
Seledon Villanueva Sr. - Albuquerque Journal – August 29, 2003 - Seledon Villanueva Sr., age 80, has ended his journey on earth and has returned home to be with the Lord on August 23, 2003, in Pueblo, CO. Mass of the Resurrection will be today, August 29, 2003, at 9:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Villanueva, NM, with burial following at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. McGee Memorial Chapel 1320 Luisa Street 983-9151.

Villareal, Ferman
Ferman Villareal - 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: Ferman Villareal 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 Ferman Villareal as a Mexican, age 32, and married with four surviving children. He was working as a miner 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

Villegas, Cruz
Cruz Villegas - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 1999 - Cruz Villegas, 63, departed this life April 21, 1999, at Parkview Hospital following a brief illness. A lifetime Pueblo resident, Mr. Villegas was born May 3, 1935. He retired from AP Green Refractories and enjoyed traveling, playing cards, billiard pool and working on automobile engines. He also enjoyed being the center of attention at family gatherings. Preceded in death by his parents, Pablo and Josephine Hernandez Villegas, and siblings, Trini Rodriguez and Poncho and Carmen Joe Villegas. Survived by his children, Ralph (Denise) Villegas, Jessica (Emiliano) Aguilar and Henry (Alexandria) Villegas, all of Galt, Calif., Tom (Barbara) Garcia, Pueblo, Diane (Jamie) Montoya, Colorado Springs, James Villegas, Pueblo, and Ramona "Tinker" Reyes, Stockton, Calif.- siblings, Lucy (Graziano) Medina, Ignacio (Maria) Villegas, Dolores "Lola" (Tomas) Valdivez and Juanita (Roman) Valdilles- 12 grandchildren- two great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Rev. John Waters, S.J., celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 3123 Morris Ave.

Villegas, Domingo Jr.
Domingo Villegas Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 1999 - Domingo Villegas Jr., 70, a retired missile technician from the Pueblo Army Depot, departed this life July 11, 1999 , at his home in Avondale. While at the depot he received Partner of the Month in 1970. He retired in 1973. A devout Catholic, "Mingo" served in several religious organizations, also the Avondale Citizens Committee and Neighborhood Youth Committee. Mingo's favorite saying to his own children and children of the community was, "Don't use anything as a crutch, rise above the situation and strive to make yourself better. Education is the key to a successful and productive life." Before his health began to fail, Mingo enjoyed fishing, hunting, dancing and all sports events. Preceded in death by his parents, Domingo and Natividad Alarcon Villegas Sr.- sisters, Mary Ruiz and Refugia "Cuca" Castro- a brother, Manuel Villegas- and daughter, Elizabeth "Liz" Coach Villegas in 1998 . Survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Josephine Martinez Villegas- children, Don(Isabel) Villegas, Lorraine (Joe) Marquez and Rita (Leonard) Samora, all of Pueblo, Geneva Villegas, Trinidad, Lois Soto (Ray Marquez), Avondale, and Martha Sanchez, California- sisters, Catalina "Cata" Armijo, Avondale, and Carrie (Richard) Apodaca, Sacramento, Calif.- sister-in-law, Victoria Villegas, Avondale- grandchildren, Donnie, Melody, Joey, Jeromie and Naomi Villegas, Paul and Seth Marquez, Justin, Megan, Soto and Brianna Marquez-great-grandchildren, Austin and Haley Villegas- and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. today Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, Rev. Maurice O. Gallagher and Rev. Paul Montez, concelebrants. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Elizabeth "Liz" Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of father and daughter at the Educators Credit Union, 1083 25thLane, Pueblo, Colo. 81006.

Villegas, Elizabeth J.
Elizabeth J. Villegas - Pueblo Chieftain - February 02, 1998 - Elizabeth J. Villegas. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. The casket will not be opened at the church. Funeral Mass, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, Rev. Maurice O. Gallagher and Rev. Paul Montez, co-celebrants. Please Note: The Villegas Family, in response to many requests, invites all who desire to attend the Mass. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday at the school gymnasium of Pueblo County High School. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Elizabeth Villegas Scholarship Fund co Pueblo Teachers Credit Union, 4141 Sovereign Circle, 81005. Family will receive friends at 116 Valentine St., Avondale.

Villegas, Ernest
Ernest Villegas - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2004 - Ernest Villegas, "Uncle", went to be with the Lord March 10, 2004. Ernie was born January 26, 1931 to Pedro and Anita Villegas, in Greeley, Colo. He was a resident of Avondale until moving to Colorado Springs, where he was employed by the U.S. Air Force Academy Dining hall until his retirement on Sept. 30, 1985. He was also a Veteran of the Korean War. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 30 years, Jacqueline Villegas; sister, Helen Soto; step-father, Melvin Autobee; niece, Sonja Soto. Ernie is survived by son, James Villegas; grandchildren, Donica and Domineque; special niece and caregivers, Marlene and Don Atencio and children; brother-in-law Marcello (Sadie) Soto. Uncle/ Dad spent many summers watching fast pitch softball at Memorial Park. He pitched baseball for teams in Avondale. He loved reminiscing with family and friends. He started the day off with a cup of coffee, a "morning smoke" and sitting on his swing. Viewing, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2004. Services 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 13, 2004, Military Honors. Both at Memorial Gardens, Academy and Airport, Colorado Springs. "We already miss you Uncle/ Dad!".....

Villegas, Margaret
Margaret "Margarita" Villegas - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 1997 - Margaret "Margarita" Villegas, 48, a homemaker, passed away Sept. 17, 1997. A lifetime Puebloan, she was born Sept. 10, 1949. She had worked as a hostess at the Eagle Bar for many years. She enjoyed cooking, listening to Mexican music and caring for her grandchildren. Preceded in death by her father, Alfonso Villegas- grandparents, Rosenda and Juan Ponce, Pablo and Josephine Villegas- sisters, Rose Villegas Madrid, Georgia Villegas Bonilla, Carmelita Villegas and Virginia Villegas- and aunts, Angelica Ponce and Trini Rodriguez- uncles, Mercedes Ponce and Carmen Villegas. Survived by her mother, Esperanza Hope" Villegas- her children, Joe Perez, Lilth Perez, Teveya Perez, Louie Perez, Nadia Lopez and Efrin Villegas- nine brothers, Frank (Isabel) Villegas, Pete (Marty) Villegas, Paul (Terrie) Villegas, Steve (Tammy) Villegas, Phillip (Diane) Villegas, James (Audrey) Villegas, Jess Villegas, Benjamin Villegas and Anthony Villegas- two sisters, Susan (Agustin) Mendoza and Phyllis Villegas- seven grandchildren, including her two favorites, Martika and Isaac- several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and special friend, James Silva. The Villegas family would like to publicly thank Jess and Eleanor Flores and Lisa Ray, physician attendant. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Rev. Mark Plewka, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted by the Villegas family, 913 W. 15th.

Villegas, Pat M.
Pat M. Villegas – Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2004 - Pat M. Villegas, age 73, passed away Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006. Surviving family members include son Mark (Elise), grandchildren Danielle and Brittany of Pueblo, Colo. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Fri., Aug. 25 at the St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Burlington, Colo. at 11 a.m. A rosary will be held at 10:30 a.m. prior to funeral service. Visitation for Pat Villegas will be Thurs., Aug., 24, from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the Love Funeral Home in Burlington, Colo.

Villers, Clarence Thornton
Clarence Thornton Villers - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 1999 - Clarence Thornton Villers, 85, of Pueblo and Quartzsite, Ariz., passed away Aug. 14, 1999. Mr. Villers was an avid jeweler, loved to create stained glass and owned his own airplane, with a real passion to fly. Preceded in death by his wife, Anna Margaret, in 1994 and brothers, Lawrence and Lloyd. He is remembered as a loving dad and Pop-Pop to his children, Doug (Norma) Villers of Pueblo and Roy Villers of Georgia- grandchildren: Dixon (Jackie) Villers, Kim (Steve) Schneider, Kelly (Greg) Hernandez, and Kyle (Sandy) Villers-great-grandchildren: Brianne Hoak, Sean Schneider, Jordan and Tia Hernandez. Also survived by his brother, Earl Villers. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service 1 p.m. Wednesday. Both will be held at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests in lieu of flowers, gifts and food, donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 720 N. Main, Pueblo, Colo. 81003, in memory of Clarence T. Villers.

Villers, Earl
Earl Villers - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2001 - Earl Villers, 81, passed away Jan. 27, 2001. Survived by wife, Mattie Villers of the family home; daughter, Obereta McCollum; grandchildren, Gary Bishop, Sharon Keahey, Carrie Carter, Terry Hernandez, Douglas Lambeth; 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. He was a member of Park Hill Baptist Church. Viewing Monday, 1-5 p.m. Funeral service Tuesday, 11 a.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment following at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Villers, Lloyd W. Sr.
Lloyd W. Villers Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 1999 - Lloyd W. Villers Sr., born Aug. 24, 1916, passed away May 15, 1999. Survived by his wife, Helen, and son, Dale E. (Peggy) Villers. Preceded in death by his son, Lloyd W. Villers Jr., and one brother. Mr. Villers served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired in 1985 after being employed as a partsman for many years. He is also survived by daughter, Patricia, two brothers and several grand and great-grandchildren. Graveside service will beheld Monday, 10 a.m. at Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Vincent, Charles Arthur
Charles Arthur Vincent - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2001 - Charles Arthur Vincent, born Aug. 21, 1929, in Elkhart, Ind., passed away June 8, 2001. Charles is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Madelyn Vincent. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, G. Bernice Vincent of the family home; children, Brian Arthur (Dianne) Vincent, Aurora, Bruce Charles (Sue) Vincent, Penrose, Brenda Lee Vincent of Pueblo; grandchildren, Travis Joseph Vincent, Alamosa, Tyler Steven Vincent, Penrose, Haley Marie Vincent, Penrose, and Amanda Breanne Vincent, Aurora. Also survived by brother, Lewis (Betty) Vincent, Pueblo, Alice (Paul) Saunders, Indiana, Edith (Joe) Hubbard, Florida, and Gladys (Ward) Correll, Indiana. Charles was a member of the First Baptist Church and served in the Army during WWII in the Army of Occupation and received the WWII Victory Medal. He was employed at CF&I for 42 years and retired in 1990. During his retirement, he enjoyed traveling, camping and visiting family and friends. Family wishes to express their thanks and appreciation to Dr. Harry Keefe and the compassionate and caring nursing staff of the cardiac ICU unit at Parkview hospital. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Johns Hopkins, payable to "ARDS Research (Roy Brower, MD)" and mail to Michele Merhling, Administrator, Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, JHAAC, Room 4682, 5502 Hopkins Bayview Circle, Baltimore, MD 21224. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church, interment to follow, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Vincent, Lewis Joseph
Lewis Joseph Vincent - Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 2004 - Lewis Joseph Vincent, 80, sunrise, July 12, 1924; sunset, Aug. 6, 2004, due to complications from Alzheimers. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jodson and Madeline Vincent; brother, Charles A. Vincent; in-laws, Ralph and Gladys Whitney. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 and a 1Ϊ2 years, Betty Vincent; children, Wayne (Kathy) Vincent, Elaine (Gary) Golder; grandchildren, Shanda (John) Sandoval of Pueblo, Sherry Manley of Jacksonville, Fla.; great-granddaughter, Summer Sandoval, the apple of his eye; three sisters, Alice (Paul) Saunders and Gladys (Ward) Cornell of Elkhart, Ind., and Edith (Joe) Hubbard of Bradenton, Fla.; sister-in-law, Bernice Vincent of Pueblo; special cousins, Jim and Lenora Coyle and Dwight and Lois Miller of Elkhart, Ind.; special friends, Don and Pearl Wooters, Felectia Johnson and Don Lee; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Lewis served in the South Pacific during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He was a life member of NRA and the Whittington Center Gun Club. Lewis was a member of the American Legion and the VFW Post No. 3641 and an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Lewis loved to travel. He was a "mister fix it." Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, Wesley United Methodist Church with inurnment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Sharmar Nursing Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice or the Wesley United Methodist Church through the funeral home office.

Vincente, Jose
Jose Vincente - Blue Valley Times - August 15, 1913 - Mexicans Fight Duel for Woman - Pueblo - So that one might be eliminated, leaving only the other to pay court to a woman, Jose Vincente and Valentine Guerta, two Mexicans, resorted to the "code duello" on a lonely stretch of road near Salt creek, five miles from Pueblo. As a result, Vincente was shot and Guerta, his slayer, is a fugitive.

Vincenti, Martha
Martha Vincenti - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 1987 - Martha Vincenti, 75, passed away at a local hospital on Jan. 23, 1987. Survived by daughters, Barbara (Charles) Woodman of Syosset, N.Y., June (Nick) Papadakis, Linda (Greg) Dorsey, Georgette (John) Beggs, all of Pueblo. Also survived by grandchildren, Jeffery (Judy) Wood-man, David Woodman, Michele Papadakis, Melissa (Peter) Stusvick, Alison Papadakis, Michael Beggs, Tara Dorsey, Brittney Beggs, Brian Dorsey; great-grandchildren, Peter, Pamela and Cynthia Stusvick. Also survived by three sisters and one brother, Mary (Andrew) Patrick, Ann Naranjo, Rose (Will) Shafer, Pauline Yacconi and George (Grace) Visich. Mrs. Vincenti also is survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Michael (Mike) Vincenti, in 1986. Born on Oct. 23, 1911, in Colorado. Moved to Pueblo 15 years ago. Mrs. Vincenti had been employed by The Deli for several years. Visitation hours from noon until time of rosary recitation on Monday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. at Imperial Chapel. Service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1987, at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Pieta, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at ! 2005 Ridgewood following interment.

Vincenti, Michael
Michael (Mike) Vincenti - Pueblo Chieftain - March 05, 1986 - Michael (Mike) Vincenti, 76, passed away at a local hospital, March 4, 1986. Survived by wife, Martha Vincenti; daughters, Barbara (Charles) Woodman of Syosset, N.Y.; June (Nick) Papadakis, Linda (Greg) Dorsey, and Georgette (John) Beggs, all of Pueblo. Also survived by grandchildren, Jeffrey (Judy) Wood-man, David Woodman, Michele Papadakis, Melissa (Peter) Stusvick, Alison Papadakis, Michael Beggs, Tara Dorsey, Brittney Beggs, Brian Dorsey, and great-grandchildren, Peter, Pamela, and Cynthia Stusvick. Preceded in death by parents, Michael and Maria Vincenti; sister, Theresa Mondini. Born April 12,1909, in Walsenburg. Moved to Pueblo 14 years ago. Mr. Vincenti had been self-employed as an automobile mechanic. His greatest interest was automobiles and he loved fishing. Visitation hours from 2 p.m. until the time of the rosary. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. today at Imperial Chapel. Service, 1 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at Imperial Chapel with Father Tony Wojinski officiating. Interment, Pieta, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 3912 Fairfield Lane following interment.

Vincenzi, Paul
Paul Vincenzi – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Paul Vincenzi is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Paul Vincenzi: Mexican, age 20, single. He was a "trackman" for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp.  Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Vinci, Anna R.
Anna R. Vinci - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 2005 - Anna R. Vinci, 88, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 3, 2005. Anna was born on June 3, 1917, in Berwind Canyon near Trinidad. She lived with her beloved husband, Sam Vinci Jr., for 67 years. Most of their married life was spent in Vineland on the family farm. She is survived by her husband; three children, Sam (Sarah) Vinci, Robert (Mary) Vinci and Joyce Clark; a sister, Mary Jane (Charles) Cortese; and two brothers, Jack (Lucille) Dionisio and Joe (Evelyn) Dionisio. She is also survived by six grandchildren, three great-grandsons, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends too numerous to mention. Anna is preceded in death by her parents, R.V. and Minnie Dionisio; her grandson, Robert Vinci; and her brother, Victor R. Dionisio. Family will greet friends at a visitation 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the George McCarthy Funeral Home, 401 Broadway. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at St. Joseph's Church.

Vinci, Eva B.
Eva B. Vinci - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2001 - Eva B. Vinci, 90, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 12, 2001. She is preceded in death by her husband, John W. Vinci in 1997. Survived by daughter, Betty Hatton; son, Richard J. (Mae) Vinci, all of Pueblo; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Also survived by brother, Keith (Violet) Fleener of Colorado Springs, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Episcopal Church and the Alter Guild. Eva gave 20 dedicated years of volunteering service to St. Mary-Corwin hospital as a Gray Lady. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at St. Peter the Apostle Episcopal Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Donations may be made in Eva's memory to a church or charity of your choice.

Vinci, Joe G.
Joe G. Vinci - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 1998 - Joe G. Vinci, 86, formerly of Rocky Ford, died Feb. 15, 1998, in Wichita, Kan. Vigil, 7 p.m. today, Ustick Donelson Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, La Junta Catholic Parish. Interment, Calvary Cemetery, La Junta.

Vinci, Mary J.
Mary J. Vinci - Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 2000 - Mary J. Vinci, age 91, passed away February 29, 2000. Survived by her son, Sam M. Vinci of the family home; and daughters, Josephine (Lew) Short, Lakewood, Colo. and Phyllis (Ed) Writz, Littleton, Colo. Also survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was the last survivor of a family of eight brothers and sisters. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Vinci, in 1951. He was the builder and owner of the DeLuxe Tavern. His son, Sam Vinci, succeeded his father in business from 1951 until 1992. After the death of her husband, Mary was employed at Corwin Junior High School Cafeteria for 15 years. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, many crafts and spending time with her family. Visitation, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass is on Saturday, March 4, 2000, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

Vinci, Phillip J.
Phillip J. Vinci - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 1999 - Philip J. Vinci, died March 21, 1999, in Denver, Colo. He is survived by sisters, Edna (John) Smith of Yuma, Ariz., and Mary Deone Harrison of Pueblo, Colo. He is also survived by nieces, Lori Studer and Nicki Smith- nephews, Robert (Chris) Blackburn, Barry Ward (Denise) Blackburn, Victor (Karen) Smith, John (Carolyn) Smith, Gene (Patrice) Harrison- and many close friends. Philip was born Nov. 11, 1929, in Pueblo, Colo., and graduated from Central High School and The University of Colorado. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a teacher and counselor for the U.S. Department of Defense in Turkey and Japan until his retirement in 1989. A will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 1999, 1 p.m. at George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway, Pueblo, Colo. Family and friends will meet at 104 San Carlos, #N, immediately following the service. Family respectfully requests the omission of food wandflowers. Donations may be made to the Hospice of Metro Denver co George McCarthy Funeral Home

Vinci, Sam Jr.
Sam Vinci Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2006 - Sam Vinci Jr., 91, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 25, 2006. Sam was born in Trinidad on May 3, 1914. His pioneering family established a farm in Vineland when Sam was 9 months old. He farmed with his dad and brother, Ben, until his dad died in 1951. Sam took over and lived there with his beloved wife, Anna, for 63 years. They then moved to Pueblo, where they lived the remaining years of their lives. Sam is survived by three children, Sam (Sarah) Vinci, Robert (Mary) Vinci and Joyce Clark. He also is survived by six grandchildren, three great-grandsons, and many nieces and nephews. Sam was preceded in death by his loving wife, Anna, who passed away in November 2005; his grandson, Robert Vinci; parents, Sam and Josephine Vinci; his brothers, Joe, Mike, Jim and Ben; and sisters, Nancy and Virginia. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2006, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Joseph Church with viewing at the church at 9 a.m. before the service. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Vincuto, Armyra
Armyra Vincuto – Pueblo Star Journal – January 3, 1910 – Armyra Vincuto, aged three years, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Vincuto, died at the family home, 790 Curry avenue, early this morning. The body is at West Bros. & Whitons.

Vines, Gladys
Gladys Vines - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2005 - Gladys Vines, 82, passed away Jan. 23, 2005, in Pueblo. Among her survivors, her daughter, Joyce Fisler of Pueblo West. Services in Amarillo, Texas.

Vines, Ray Darrell
Ray Darrell Vines - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1997 - Ray Darrell Vines, died Nov. 13, 1997. Mr. Vines was the beloved husband of Connie Vines- father of sons, Ray (Willa) and Damon (Ryna)- and grandfather to Shantel, Colton, Bridgette and Jaden. Born and raised in Oklahoma, he lived in Pueblo for 38 years. Former teacher at Central Grade School and Corwin Middle School in Pueblo. Many will remember him as a dedicated member of Jehovah's Witnesses and as such, he touched many lives. A will be held at the Romero Funeral Home. Time and date are pending.

Vining, Lucille M.
Lucille M. (Quirico) Vining - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2004 - Lucille M. (Quirico) Vining, 92, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 1, 2004, in Aurora, Colo. She was born in Walsen Camp, Colo., on May 16, 1912. She was raised and educated in the San Luis Valley. Lucille was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and Navy Mothers. A very proud charter member of the Eagles Auxiliary No. 145. She loved to play skip-bo, bingo and scratch tickets now and then. Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Richard B. Vining in 1976; parents, Edward and Estellina Quirico; one sister and one brother. Lucille is survived by her daughters, Shirley Kirkendall, Colleen Rogers, both of Denver; sons, Walter (Peggy Yarberry) Vining of Pueblo, Robert (Barbara) Vining of Cheyenne, Wyo., Edward (Irene) Vining of Temple, Texas; 16 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Steve Vining, Charles McDaniel, Jack Kirkendall, Ed Vining, Robert Vining, Greg Vining. Honorary Pallbearers will be remaining grandchildren, Bryan Vining, Tim Kirkendall, Chris McDaniel, R.J. Vining, Glenda Hodkins, Tammy Ruddy, Cheryl Hammer, Janet Jarrett, Lori Vining, and Shanda Houghten. Visitation, 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by funeral Mass at 10 a.m.; both services at Holy Family Church. The family will greet friends and relatives at Imperial Reception Hall after the interment. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in her memory through the funeral home office.

Vinson, Nancy E.
Nancy E. Vinson - Huerfano World - September 14, 2000 - Nancy Eralis (Martinez) Vinson, 79, of San Diego, CA, died September 6, 2000. Born in Walsenburg, Sept. 10, 1920, she attended school here and graduated from Huerfano County High School in 1937. Mrs. Vinson was retired after working as a translator for the San Diego County Clerk's Office. Survivors include her daughter, Marcette (Mike) Trimbell, Danville, CA; two sons, Ben J. (Marie) Martinez, San Diego and Chris (Carol) Martinez, Santee, CA; a sister Monica (Ray) Bustos, Walsenburg; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, Roberta Bustos, Debbie Bustos and Ray (Nancy) Bustos, Walsenburg and Sam Bustos, Colorado Springs. Mass, 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 11, from Sacred Heart Catholic Church in San Diego.

Viola, Joe E.
Joe E. Viola - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2004 - Joe E. Viola, 70, of Pueblo West, passed away Jan. 3, 2004, after battling a lengthy illness for many years. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Kim Zamora; parents, Joe and Lucille Viola; parents-in-law, Bill and Maggie Coccimiglio; and sister-in-law, Ellen Tice. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Betty; and will be sadly missed by his children, Bill (Patty) Viola, Gina (Everett) Wormington and Nancy Lauricella, all of Pueblo; brother, John (Melanie) Viola of Pensacola, Fla.; sister, Margaret (George) Welsby of Boulder, Colo.; numerous nieces and nephews. Joe loved his grandkids, Crystal and Jamie Viola, Ryan and Celeste Wormington, Bridgette and C.J. Lauricella. Joe was born July 5, 1933, in Huerfano County. He served in the U.S. Army for four years. He retired from CF&I after 29 years of service. Joe and Betty owned and operated Granny's Attic for nine years. He loved to make and fix jewelry which made him famous. People would come from all over to buy his jewelry or to have him fix a broken piece. He could make and fix anything. Joe also loved to dance and listen to country music. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at Park Hill Christian Church, 1401 E. Seventh, with Pastor Charlene Nimmo officiating.

Viola, Lucille
Lucille Viola - Huerfano World - November 30, 1989 - Mrs. Lucille Viola, 81, died in Boulder Nov. 26, 1989. Born in Gardner Aug. 5, 1908, she attended school in Gardner and was a longtime resident. She married Joe G. Viola in Gardner Sept. 3, 1932. The couple owned and operated ranches north of Walsenburg and in La Veta. After his retirement the couple lived in La Veta. After his death in 1984, Mrs. Viola moved to Boulder to live with her daughter. She was best known for her abundant gardens and needlework. Mrs. Viola was a member of St. Mary Church. Survivors include her children, Margaret J. Welsby, Boulder; Joe E. Viola and John B. Viola, both of Pueblo; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in South St. Mary Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Viola, Pete
Pete Viola – Colorado Springs Gazette – May 16, 1926 – Death Tally Five Each - Pueblo, May 15 - With the killing of the two Danna brothers Friday Pueblo's black-hand war has accounted for 10 men in a short span of years, and the count is even, both sides having killed five. Such is the statement today, by one of the recognized leaders of the Sicilians of this city, who characterized the Bacino murder in Denver as a move in Pueblo's war, which originated over liquor troubles shortly after Colorado went dry. The Sicilian told an Associated Press representative today that up until the time of the killing of John Danna in the summer of 1925, that faction had lost but one man, Joe Piscopo, husband of the woman now held for the murder of Frank Bacino. Bacino's murder followed and then the killing yesterday, which brought the total to five. The first killing in the war was that of one Pete Viola, who was shot in Bessemer while riding on his delivery wagon. This man belonged to the faction blamed for yesterday's killing. A Carlino and a Mulay, relatives of those named in dying statements of the Dannas as their slayers, were killed and then this faction imported two gunmen. Both of these were killed. Two men, Pete Walker and Pete LaRocco, were added to the deathbed list as occupants of the cars. These men are both strangers in this city. Inquest has been set for Monday afternoon.

Virden, Ruth L.
Ruth L. Virden - Huerfano World - December 5, 1991 - Funeral service for Ruth L. Virden, 92, was in Crown Hill Cemetery in Denver Nov. 27. Mrs. Virden died Nov. 23, 1991. The body was cremated. Mrs. Virden, a native of Nebraska, taught elementary school in Wiley, Seibert, Julesburg and Sterling for 37 years. Survivors include a sister, Clara Groff, Colorado Springs; three daughters, Jacque Goemmer, La Veta, Cathy Virden and Marty Absher, Aurora; a son, William Virden, Fort Collins, five grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

Virdich, Joseph
Joseph Virdich - Rifle Reveille - April 26, 1901 - Joseph Virdich, who lived at 400 South Santa Fe avenue, Pueblo, was run over by a train and killed while working on a Union Pacific grade at Rock Creek, Wyoming, April 15th. He was knocked off a bridge and fell sixty feet.

Virgil, Doctor
Doctor Virgil – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – May 24, 1874 – The body of Doctor Virgil, who died about one month since at the Schuyler House, in South Pueblo, was exhumed yesterday at the Masonic cemetery, and will be sent east this morning to Troy, New York, where his relatives reside.

Visloski, Margaret
Margaret Visloski - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 1987 - Margaret Visloski, 80 of Trinidad, died Sunday, July 19, at Mount San Rafael Hospital. Born Dec. 5, 1906, in Perth Amboy, N.J., to Steve and Esther Halad. Mrs. Visloski was preceded in death by husband, John; daughter, Ethel Hargis; parents, brothers and sisters. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 22, at 1 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the Rev. James W. Richie officiating. Interment m Masonic Cemetery.

Vislosky, Helen
Helen Vislosky (Mrs. John B.) - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2003 - Helen Vislosky (Mrs. John B.), 80, passed away Nov. 13, 2003. Born May 23, 1923, to Dan and Mabell David in Boonville, Mo. Resident of Pueblo since 1943. She was a 1947 graduate at the Minnequa School of Nursing, Corwin Hospital. Married John B. Vislosky, June 25, 1947, who preceded her in death Aug. 11, 1998, and grandson, Justin Anderson Oct. 2, 1973. Survived by brothers, Dan (June) Davis, Whittier, Calif., and Jeff (Phyllis) Davis, Tacoma, Wash. Surviving children, John Michael (Arlene) Vislosky, Donna James, Robert (Debbie) Vislosky, Carol (Greg) Greiner, Mary (John M.) Gomez of Pueblo; grandchildren, Keith (Missy) James, Steven (Karri) James, Brooke (Jay) Yalotz, Amy Vislosky, Amber (Jack) Dionisio, Katie Vislosky, Chris Greiner, Amanda, Audra and Amaya Gomes. Also survived by great-grandchildren, Aubree and Macenzee Yalotz, Cody James, all of Pueblo. Mrs. Vislosky worked as an R.N. at the old Corwin Hospital and St. Mary Corwin, District No. 60 School Nurse program and Colorado State Hospital, retiring in 1986. She was a member of Minnequa Nurses Alumni, Daughters of the American Colonists, Daughters of American Revolution, Colonial Dames 17th Century, Dante Alighieri Society and the Pueblo County Historical Society. A special thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. At her request there will be no services. Cremation will be at a later date. Donations may be made to Hospice.

Vislosky, John B.
John B. Vislosky - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 1998 - John B. Vislosky, Pueblo resident since 1945, passed away Aug. 11, 1998, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born Feb. 28, 1921, to Mike and Rose (Kralik) Vislosky in Walsenburg, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents- sister, Rose, in 1990- brother, Frank, in 1985- and infant grandson, Justin Anderson, in 1973. Survived by wife, Helen, of the family home- sons, John Michael (Arlene) Vislosky and Robert Daniel (Debbie) Vislosky, both of Pueblo- daughters, Donna (Henry) James-Sullivan and Mary L. (John) Gomez, both of Pueblo, and Carol (Gregory) Greiner of Brighton, Colo.- and grandchildren, Keith and Steven James, Brooke, Amy, Amber and Katie Vislosky and Amanda and Audra Gomez, all of Pueblo, and Chris Greiner of Brighton, Colo. Also survived by his sister, Julia Fitzwater of Las Vegas, Nev.- aunt, Mary (Kralik) Smith of Bellevue, Wash.- and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. He graduated from Huerfano High School in Walsenburg in 1940 and served in the U.S. Army from Aug. 25, 1942, to Nov. 25, 1945, serving in the South Pacific Signal Corps as a teletype operator and mechanic. He married Helen Davis on June 25, 1947, in Pueblo. Member of BPOE No. 90 for many years, where he was a tiler for eight years- member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 145 and retired from the C&W Railroad after 32 years of service. He also worked for School District No. 60 for 15 years. Viewing hours, noon to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Services, Holy Family Church. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Visscher, Robert Chapman
Robert "Bob" Chapman Visscher - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 13, 2006 - Robert "Bob" Chapman Visscher passed away peacefully at Pikes Peak Hospice on Sunday, September 10, 2006. Robert was born in Plainwell, MI., on April 20, 1922. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Arlene; daughter, Rebecca of Berthoud, CO; son, Thomas of Colorado Springs; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Betty, of Michigan and a brother, Jim, of Denver. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Joan; and a son, Michael. Robert served his country during WWII as a radio operator/side gunner on a B-26 bomber in the U.S. Army Air Corps. His plane was shot down over north Africa on January 10, 1943 and he was captured by the enemy five days later. He spent two and a half years as a P.O.W. in Germany before his liberation on May 3, 1945. After his service, Robert returned to Michigan to enter the family business as a celery farmer in Portage, MI. Robert moved his family to Colorado in 1962 to pursue a career in the transportation industry. He worked for Ringsby Trucklines in Denver and ultimately became Terminal Manager for Graves Trucklines in Colorado Springs in 1973. He received a degree in Traffic Management from Southern Colorado State College in Pueblo and was former President of the Traffic Club of Colorado Springs. He was Past Master of the Masonic Lodge of Portage, MI., and a 32nd degree Mason. He was a life member of the VFW, the Purple Heart Association and the ex-P.O.W. Association. Robert loved singing in the church choir, playing his clarinet, and listening to classical music. His passions were gardening and sharing his tomato plants with his many friends. He also delighted in teasing his grandchildren. Robert's family is especially grateful to the loving care provided him by the Pikes Peak Care Center, Memorial Hospital, and the exceptional staff of Pikes Peak Hospice. Memorial contributions can be made to any of the above or to the East United Methodist Church of Colorado Springs. Viewing will be Wednesday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Shrine of Remembrance at 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Funeral service will be held Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the East United Methodist Church at 1505 E. Monument St. Entombment will be at the Shrine of Remembrance, Garden of Angels Mausoleum.

Vitale, Angelo
Angelo Vitale - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2005 - Angelo Vitale, 84, a lifelong resident of Pueblo, born Nov. 4, 1920, passed away March 27, 2005. Preceded in death by his grandson, Ken Schutz; brother, Joe Vitale; and sister, Mamie Pagano. Survived by his daughter, Linda (Marvin) Schutz; Angelo (Judy) Vitale Jr.; Ken (Tawney) Wilson; six grandchildren, Michael Schutz, Jason (Danielle) Schutz, Brenda Vitale and Brandy (Scot) Burbridge, Elizabeth and Lisa Marie Wilson; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Brother of Paskie C. Vitale. Angelo was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in World War II and was a retiree from the CF&I. A graveside service will be held, 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made through the funeral home in Angelo's memory to Operation School Bell, or The Greenway Nature Center.

Vitale, Lena
Lena "Mickey" Vitale - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 1987 - Lena "Mickey" Vitale, Feb. 15, 1987. Wife of Tony A. Vitale who passed away July 4, 1974, and sister of Rose Deltondo, Montrose. Aunt of Marie (Ed) Caselnova, Pueblo; Georgia (Bob) Ray, Montrose; Emily (Mike) Chrisco, Grand Junction, and Ronald Deltondo, Montrose. Survived also by a grand-niece, Holly Ray, Montrose, and a grand-nephew, John Ray, Montrose, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by brothers, Frank Fazio, Feb. 26, 1985, Tony Fazio, March 1, 1984, and her parents, Gaetano and Carmella Lanza. Mrs. Vitale was a lifelong Pueblo resident and a member of the Shrine of St. Therese Parish and the Shrine of St. Therese Altar and Rosary Society, the Mother Cabrini Lodge, St. Therese of Vineland Society, Daughter of Isabella Circle No. 673, Dante Alighier Society, the Blue Spruce, Pueblo Aerie No. 145 Ladies Auxiliary (FOE), the Dream Weavers, and the Family Club. She was employed as a bookkeeper by Hughes Brothers Texaco for many years. Prior to that she was employed by Pittsburg Paint and Glass and the Colorado Supply Co. Services, Shrine of St. Therese. Mass of Christian Burial, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. They may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Caselnova, 134 Montcalm Drive, and they will greet friends at the church following the mass Wednesday night.

Vitatoe, Adda Loris
Adda Loris (Jaco) Vitatoe - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2002 - Adda Loris (Jaco) Vitatoe, 80, passed away April 29, 2002. She was born in Mendon, Ill., on Dec. 20, 1921. Adda Loris is preceded in death by her loving husband, Ralph Vitatoe, Jan. 2, 2001. She is survived by her sons, Clifford (Ann) Jaco and Burt (Sharon) Jaco; granddaughters, Kindra Sutton, Mindy (Brad) Johnson; grandsons, Kendall and Kevin Jaco. Also survived by stepdaughter, Barbara; and step-granddaughter, Stephanie; and special niece, Cindy Cheetam. Honoring her request, cremation will take place and a private memorial service at a later date.

Vitullo, Albert T.
Albert T. (Terry) Vitullo - Pueblo Chieftain - May 7, 1987 - Albert T. (Terry) Vitullo, late of 2020 Jerry Murphy, passed away May 5, 1987. He was a lifelong resident of Pueblo and is survived by his father, Albert C. Vitullo of Pueblo; his sister, JoDean Novak; two nephews, one niece and numerous relatives in Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his mother, Josephine Vitullo, and was born in Pueblo on Jan. 23, 1940. Private First Class U.S. Marines for 19 months and was honorably discharged May 16, 1960. After returning from the U.S. Marines he worked at the Colorado State Fair for two years. Private cremation.

Vitullo, Alice M.
Alice M. Vitullo - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2003 - Alice M. Vitullo, 99, born Nov. 6, 1903, passed away Oct. 21, 2003. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Friday, Roselawn Cemetery.

Vitullo, Gladys May
Gladys May (Sparks) Vitullo - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2005 - Gladys May (Sparks) Vitullo was born on Dec. 31, 1915, in Westboro, Mo., and went to be with her longtime friend and Saviour Jesus on March 29, 2005. Gladys was predeceased by her loving husband, James "Jimmer" Vitullo; her daughter, Leala Mae Thornton; her parents; two brothers; and two sisters. She is survived by her daughters, Esther Jean Williams, Judith Rae (Robert) Mauro and Peggy Sue (Paul) Panariso; 12 grandchildren, James Frank Williams, Michael Destry Williams, LeRae Ann McBroom, Steven Charles (Brandy) Mauro, Nicholas Dean (Andrea) Thornton, Kari Lea (Pat) Rodrigues, Carla Jean (Brandon) Houghton, Marci Sue (Jerome) Howes, Tara Jean (Darrell) Ross, Zachary Paul (Natacha) Panariso, Francine Marie (Ernie) Garcia and Maegin Lynn (Shane) Panariso-Ray; 23 great-grandchildren; which include the three oldest who helped take care of her, Crystal Nicole, Joshua Frank and Courtney Janelle Williams; many nieces, nephews and friends; and special caregiver, Jean DelMonico. Gladys moved to Pueblo in February 1928. She became a licensed beautician in 1934. She married Jimmer on Sept. 12, 1928. She retired in July 1982 from the Colorado State Hospital after 30 years of service as charge psychiatric technician. Her children and grandchildren were the loves of her life. She enjoyed gardening, bird-watching and trips to the mountains. Family and friends will sadly miss her. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Praise Assembly of God Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. Donations may be made to the Rocky Mountain Chapter Alzheimer's Association or to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home office.

Vitullo, Jennie G.
Jennie G. Vitullo - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2004 - Jennie G. Vitullo, 84, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 7, 2004, with her three children by her side. Born on Jan. 16, 1920, in Allison, N.M. Wife of Ernest F. Vitullo Sr., who passed away Oct. 4, 1984. Preceded in death by parents Anton and Johanna Grenko of Gallup, N.M.; brothers, John, Joe and Philip; sisters, Diana and Antonia; and great-grandson, Devon Sherwood. Survived by daughter Erna (Allan) Sherwood, Pueblo; son, Ernest F. Vitullo, Jr., Westminster; daughter, Melody Vitullo, Denver; grandson, Eric (Krysta) Sherwood, Pueblo; granddaughter, Andrea (Manuel) Cornejo, Golden; grandson, Brett (Kristen) Sherwood, Pueblo; and great-granddaughter, Avery Sherwood, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Jennie was a teletype and teleprinter operator for the engineers at Fort Wingate Ordnance Depot in Gallup, N.M., and transferred to the Pueblo Ordnance Depot and Pueblo Army Airbase in 1940. She married Ernie on April 12, 1947, in Pueblo at Sacred Heart Cathedral. She was employed as a cook by Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90 from 1976-1978, and employed by Pueblo Bank & Trust as a cook for the bank employees until her retirement in 1985. Jennie was a member of St. Leander's Parish, Trinity Mission, Mother Cabrini League, St. Jude Shrine, Third Order of St. Francis, Lady of Snows Shrine, Sacred Heart Mission, Our Lady of Charity, Little Flower Society, the Marianist Mission, St. John's Children's Home, Association Miraculous Medal and Sacred Heart Monastery. Cremation at her request. Rosary service, 7 p.m. Monday at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Leander's Church. Family will receive relatives and friends following the service. Private family inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association in Jennie's name.

Vivoda, Stana Stella
Stana Stella Vivoda - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 1986 - Stana Stella Vivoda was born in Pueblo, Aug. 19, 1913, and passed away at St. Luke's Hospital in Denver, Aug. 12, 1986. This is in memory of a generous and courageous lady. She had celebrated 50 years of marriage to Mark Vivoda Jr. last May. She was member of St. Michael's Orthodox Church. In addition to her husband, Mark, she is survived by her children, Mark (Ethel) Vivoda III and Richard (Alice) Vivoda; her grandchildren, Mark, Maria, Stana, Vicky, and Valerie Vivoda; her sisters, Amelia Chanak, Sophie Knezevich, Bessie Mihelich, Ann (Nick) Chorak and Violet (John) Skul. Another sister, Mary Mihalso, preceded her in death. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Parastas will be held in Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Final services at St. Michael's Orthodox Church, 801 W. Summit at 2 p.m. Thursday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made in her name to St. Michael's Orthodox Church, 801 W. Summit, Pueblo, Colo. 81004.

Vlahos, Tom
Tom Vlahos – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Tom Vlahos is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Tom Vlahos: Greek, age 37, married with two surviving children. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp.  Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Vlanca, Louis
Louis Vlanca - Yuma Pioneer - July 27, 1906 - Deputy Sheriff James D. Romero was held at Trinidad by the coroner's jury for the murder of Louis Vlanca early Sunday morning at Starkville. The jury returned a verdict that the killing was without provocation or cause. The shooting affray took place in a dance hall and was between Mexicans and Italians. The deputy sided with the Mexicans in the fight. Romero received a severe knife wound in the hand. Two others were held in connection with the shooting.

Vocke, Willard Eugene
Willard Eugene Vocke - Pueblo Chieftain - November 04, 1999 - Willard Eugene Vocke died unexpectedly Nov. 1, 1999. Born on Oct. 7, 1934, in Holly, Colo., to Carl and Marie Vocke. He married Mary Lois Anderson March 14, 1958, in Raton, N.M. Fowler residents past 22 years when they moved from Pueblo. A veteran of the U.S. Army where he served with the 82nd Airborne Division. Retired from CF&I in 1978. He enjoyed going to auctions, farming, camping, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Mary, of the family home; one son, Randy Vocke of Canon City; two daughters, Katherine (Joe) Hale of Fowler and Ronda (Mark) Woodward of Pueblo; two brothers, Robert (Wilma) Vocke of Pine, Colo., and Dale Vocke of California; two sisters, Verla (Ray) Lirley and Anna Bernice (Robert) Damm, both of Colorado Springs; and five grandchildren, Crystal, Rochelle and Rachel Infante, Shawna Potter and Kathryn Vocke. At his request, cremation. Memorial services will be Saturday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler. The family will receive friends following the services at 2733 Road L .5 in Fowler. Memorials to Fowler Volunteer Fire Department may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Vodian, Evelyn
Evelyn Vodian - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2005 - Evelyn Vodian, 86, passed away Feb. 24, 2005, in Pueblo. Burial will take place at Mount Nebo Memorial Park in Aurora.

Vodian, George
George Vodian - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 1986 - Dr. George Vodian, died Feb. 13, 1986, in Pueblo. Husband of Evelyn Vodian; father of Ronald Vodian, Albuquerque, N.M., and the late Lynn Vodian; brother of Celia Wanger, Pueblo; brother-in-law of Drs. Jeff and Arnold Gorshow, Denver; grandfather of Nicole Lynn Vodian, Albuquerque. Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feldman Chapel of Denver to Mount Nebo Cemetery. Contributions to the Colorado Heart Association, 4521 E. Virginia, Denver, 80222.

Vodopich, Mildred Fay
Mildred Fay Vodopich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 1987 - Mildred Fay Vodopich, Sept. 25, 1987. Wife of John M. Vodopich and mother of Catherine Sue (William) Hartley, Las Vegas, Nev. Sister of Donald J. Young Sr., and Betty M. Nightingale, both of Pueblo. Also survived by grandchildren, David, Judy, Dan, Linda and Jim, as well as nine stepchildren, several great-grandchildren, a niece and four nephews. Mrs. Vodopich was employed for many years as a cook. Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, will be conducted by Rev. Tom Steranka, pastor, Wesley United Methodist Church. Interment, Mountain View. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation in care of the funeral home office.

Vodopich, Victor J.
Victor J. Vodopich - Pueblo Chieftain - July 6, 1987 - Victor J. Vodopich, 1523 Wabash, July 4, 1987. Husband of Katherine M. Vodopich. Father of David (Sarah) Atteberry, Richard (Marjorie) Atteberry, Ernie (Shirley) Atteberry and Sharon Adams, all of Pueblo; and Beverly Allison of Fowler. Grandfather of 14; great-grandfather of seven. Brother of John (Mildred) Vodopich of Pueblo. Survived also by numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Vodopich retired from CF&I Steel Corp. in 1975 as a pipefitter. He was a member of St. Mary parish, CF&I Retired Club of Local No. 2102 and Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90. Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn with Elks graveside rites. The family suggests gifts to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory.

Voduski, Frank
Frank Voduski - Yampa Leader - April 12, 1912 - Frank Voduski, aged fifty-two, and married, was instantly killed by a fall of rock in the Primero mine, near Trinidad.

Vogel, Alyce Lorraine
Alyce Lorraine Vogel (McKim) Kirchmeier - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2004 - Alyce Lorraine Vogel (McKim) Kirchmeier, born Feb. 19, 1917, died Feb. 8, 2004 - in Carmichael, Sacramento County, Calif. Alyce is preceded in death by husbands Cyril McKim 1938-1959, Everett Kirchmeier 1972-2001, father Otto Vogel, mother Louisa, brother Otto Vogel, daughter Patricia McKim, granddaughter Kathleen McKim and many friends. She is survived by her son, John McKim and wife Carol of Roseville Calif., three grandchildren, Michael McKim and wife Kathy of Spring Branch Texas, Debra Mulligan and husband Tim of Roseville, Calif., Kenneth McKim and wife Michelle of Davis, Calif. and eight great-grandchildren, Jackie, Kathleen, Timothy, Michael, Johnny, Daisy, Grayson and Madison. She is also survived by her brother Harry Vogel and wife Violet of Bristol and their children, Ron Vogel and family, Shirley Beck and her family and Sheri Vogel. Alyce grew up in Chicago Heights, Illinois and moved to Arkansas with her family during the depression. There she met and married Cyril McKim. They moved to Bristol, Colo. in 1939 where she lived until her husband's death in 1959. She moved to Pueblo, Colo. where she worked for the Pueblo Day Nursery as a teacher and later as Kitchen Manager from 1960 until she retired in 1983. She married Everett Kirchmeier in 1972 and they resided in Pueblo until his death in 2001. She then moved to Roseville, Calif. to be near her son and family. She knew a lot of pain, poverty and struggles in her life but maintained a good sense of humor, a happy demeanor and great attitude her entire life. Her happiest moments were among her many flowers, cooking and spending time with her family. She was a good woman and will be missed by all that knew her.

Voiles, Terryl Fletcher
Terryl (Ted) Fletcher Voiles - Huerfano World - November 16, 2000 - Terryl (Ted) Fletcher Voiles, 81, of Perryton, TX, and Cuchara, died Nov. 11, 2000 in Amarillo, TX. Funeral service was Tuesday from the First United Methodist Church in Perryton, with burial in the Hooker, Oklahoma Cemetery. Mr. Voiles was an avid golfer who made five holes-in-one during his six decades of golfing. For 70 years, he spent his summers in Cuchara, where he was also known as a superb fly fisherman, a skilled marksman and an enthusiastic bridge player who loved his Irish terrier dogs. Born in Hooker on Feb. 15, 1919 to the late Clifford and Bess Fletcher Voiles, he graduated from the University of Oklahoma with degrees in biology and geology. He served in World War II in the US Navy. Mr. Voiles was co-owner of Voiles Motor Company with his brother, DeVon from 1947 to 1961. He then moved to Perryton, where they continued their partnership through Voiles Ford, Inc. In 1972, he married Johnye Meador Allen in Perryton. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Anita Brawner Voiles and a son, Timothy F. Voiles. Survivors include his wife, Johnye; his daughters, Carol Olson, Stillwater, OK; April Simpson, San Antonio, TX; his sons, Jeff Voiles, Amarillo; Greg Allen and Mark Allen, both of Houston, TX; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a brother, DeVon Voiles of Hooker. Memorials may be made to the La Veta QRT, Box 735, La Veta, 81055 or Cuchara Chapel, 650 Brock Drive, Cuchara, 81055.

Volk, John Joseph
John Joseph "Partner" Volk Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2000 - John Joseph "Partner" Volk Sr., born Feb. 22, 1918, passed away Feb. 12, 2000. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Margaret M. Oreskovich; children, John J. (Donna) Volk Jr. of Pueblo and Margie (Tom) O'Neill of Wheat Ridge, Colo.; grandchildren, Frank (Felecia) Fabjancic, John J. (Ashley) Volk III and Andrea Volk, all of Pueblo; two great-grandsons, Dalton Volk and Dylan Ranney; sister, Mary Ann (George) Romontio of Canon City; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Volk is preceded in death by parents, Frank and Francis Volk; sister, Francis Slager; and brothers, Frank and Joe Volk. Mr. Volk worked at CF&I for 42 years, retiring in 1980 from the Seamless Tube Mill. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 145, Pueblo Trap and Skeet Club and the United Steelworkers Local 2102. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, trap and skeet, reloading shells and going to auctions and flea markets. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Volore, Gladys L.
Gladys L. Volore - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2002 - Gladys L. Volore, 95, born March 18, 1907, passed away July 29, 2002. Mrs. Volore is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Volore; and grandson, Steven Volore. She is survived by her sons, J. Richard Volore and Fred S. Volore; and grandson, Doug Volore; and other grandchildren living out of state, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of St. Theresa Society and Mount Carmel Church parish. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Volore, Wilma N.
Wilma N. Volore - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2002 - Wilma N. Volore passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center on April 12, 2002, after a lengthy battle with leukemia. Wilma was born in Boone, Colo., to the union of Dorine Henry and John Whitney on Sept. 5, 1934. She will be remembered by many as the friendly and helpful individual at the insurance office of Don (Jeri) Minerich. Wilma was preceded in death by her eldest son, Steven W. Volore on April 14, 2001. She is survived by her son, Doug (Linda) Volore; her longtime companion, Augie Santana; her former husband, Fred S. Volore, all of Pueblo ; and daughter-in-law, Pauline Volore of Westminster, Colo. She is also survived by her sister, JoAnn (Ralph) Day, Canon City, Colo.; brothers, Don (Carolyn) Reeves, Florence, Colo., and Robert (Annabelle) Reeves, Fountain, Colo.; as well as four Whitney siblings, Sharon, Johnie Marie, Dennis and Jack; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. At her request cremation has occurred. In lieu of food and flowers donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society 720 N. Main, Pueblo, CO 81003.

Volpato, Mary B.
Mary B. Volpato - Carlsbad Current-Argus – October 18, 2004 – Carlsbad, NM - Mary B. Volpato, beloved by husband, family, friends and many Bartlett Mesa animals, quietly passed to her Lord on Sunday evening Oct. 3, 2004, as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident in Albuquerque. Mary B. Volpato was born on Aug. 16, 1932, in Cairo, Ill., the daughter of Charles and Flora Chappell. She later moved to Albuquerque in 1959, and to Las Vegas, N.M., in 1964. She and her family moved to Raton in 1973. Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 26 years, Dick Bird. She had been married to Johnny Volpato for almost 18 years. She was a member of the Christ in the Canyons Fellowship Church of Cokedale, Colo., and had been an active participant in the Walk of Emmaus program. Mary practiced her strong, Christian faith. Together with her husband, Johnny, their mountain home has been a constant refuge for those hurt, ill or sick in spirit. No wounded, lost or hungry person or creature was ever turned away. Mary had a special talent in making everyone feel at home and taken care of, and great masses of family and friends have enjoyed staying with the Volpatos. Beyond her faith, family and friends, Mary loved her mountain home. She knew the names of birds, flowers and the trees that surrounded her. She had a special place in her heart for the bears and she knew their comings and goings, and she gave them individual names. The yard around her house was filled with flowers and working with them was her special joy. Mary will be deeply missed, but she will always be there, whenever the wind blows through the pines on Bartlett Mesa; or a bear wanders through the yard; or when someone remembers her many kindnesses. Survivors are her husband, Johnny Volpato; her children, Tim and Chrisy Bird of Raton, Jim and Tina Bird of Raton, Lorna Bird of Colorado Springs Colo., Robin Bird of Phoenix, and Jack and Julie Volpato and Sherry Neatherlin of Carlsbad. Her grandchildren are Kelsey Bird, Kris Bird, Shannon Bird, Brandon and Bonnie Segotta, Jeremy Neatherlin, Darion and Alee Bird and Gemma Volpato. Her great-grandchildren are Chandler and David Segotta. Contributions in her name may be made to Christ in the Canyons Fellowship Youth Group, Box 24, Bon Carbo, Colo., 81024, (719) 846-9594.

von Ahlefeldt, Rolf S.
Rolf S. von Ahlefeldt - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 1986 - Rolf S. von Ahlefeldt, 1325 Greenwood, June 29, 1986. Husband of Ruth von Ahlefeldt. Father of Alan (Marilyn) von Ahlefeldt, Black Forest, Colo., and Bruce von Ahlefeldt, Pueblo. Grandfather of Grant Alan von Ahlefeldt. Brother of Mrs. Renee (David) Mattson, Santa Cruz, Calif. Mr. von Ahlefeldt was a retired industrial engineer at the Pueblo Army Depot and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of A.I.I.E., D.A.V., National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and the First United Methodist Church. Memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Ed Paup, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 1986. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Please omit donations of food and flowers. Friends who wish may contribute to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in care of the church, 310 W. 11th, Pueblo, Colo.

Von Hemel, Olga A.
Olga A. Von Hemel - Pueblo Chieftain - June 08, 1986 - Olga A. Von Hemel, late of 2233 E. Eighth, passed away June 6, 1986. Mrs. Von Hemel was a member of the Cactus Rebekah Lodge No. 24. She had retired from St. Mary-Corwin Hospital as an LPN. She is survived by one son, Bruce Fowler, and a grandson, Jonathan Fowler, both of Commerce City; one sister, Ethel Folman of Boise, Idaho; six sisters-in-law; seven brothers-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Van Hemel in 1982. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. William L. Waye of the Liberty Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the SRDA through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 3920 Sheffield, home of Danny and Judy Von Hemel.

Von Mosch, Donald Glenn
Donald Glenn Von Mosch - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2003 - Donald Glenn Von Mosch was born on July 9, 1933, at home in Redwood Falls, Minn. He crossed over into the "Land of the Best is Yet to Come" on April 18, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. He was a loving and caring person. His family of "the wife", eight children and seven grandchildren was the focus of his life. He was an avid reader, enjoyed making wooden toys and loved to travel whenever the opportunity came. He gave back to his community through being a driver for both social services and Meals on Wheels. He served on both the council and the property committees at King of Kings Lutheran Church. He will be remembered as the "Giant of a Man" with a paperback book in his hip pocket. He also had a passion for cooking and baking. He loved to surprise his family with something "new" for supper. In the 1960's while doing his job as a mechanic in the Air Force, he sustained a life-altering accident, which resulted in his military career ending. However, his passion for the military remained an integral part of his life even to the end. Mr. Von Mosch will lie in state at the mortuary from 2 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at the King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Lane. Interment will follow in Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver at 2:30 p.m. Donations in memory of Mr. Von Mosch may be made to the King of Kings Lutheran Church either directly or through the mortuary.

VonBank, Vivian M.
Vivian M. VonBank - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2004 - Vivian M. VonBank, 93, passed away Dec. 25, 2004. Survived by her children, Judith Ann Peretsky of Pueblo and H. Alan (Judith) Nuetzmann of Crest Hill, Ill.; grandchildren, Jessica Peretsky, Mark (Amy) Nuetzmann, Michael (Karen) Nuetzmann, Aaron (Barbara) Nuetzmann and Chad (Clover) Nuetzmann; and 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas VonBank; and sister, Darlene Shenk. Vivian was born Sept. 27, 1911, in Wilmington, Ill. At her request, there will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The family gives their thanks to Belmont Senior Care for their kindness and loving care shown to Vivian over the last three years. Also, thanks to University Park Care Center for their excellent care during her final days.

Vonfeldt, Mark Lee
Mark Lee Vonfeldt - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2004 - Mark Lee Vonfeldt, 40, loving husband, father, son, brother, son-in-law and friend, passed away March 1, 2004, in Cheyenne, Wyo. He was a construction foreman in the building trades. He was born July 23, 1963, in Brighton. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, water skiing, family camping and cookouts. Survived by his wife, Sylvia Vonfeldt; his children, Jennie "JenJen" Vonfeldt, Anna "Boo" Vonfeldt, Marcus "Marcus Welby" Vonfeldt; his mother, Joan Vonfeldt; his sister, Sharon Young; father- and mother-in-law, Jose and Lola DeLeon; grandmother-in-law, Victoria Villegas, other relatives and friends, and his faithful dog, "Rox." Preceded in death by his father, William Vonfeldt; and grandfather-in-law, Manuel Villegas. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Paul Montez OSB, celebrant; both services, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale. Cremation to follow.

VonSeggern, Arnold
Arnold "Von" VonSeggern - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 2000 - Arnold "Von" VonSeggern, 85, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 6, 2000. Predeceased by his wife, Patricia. Survived by son, Richard (Sandy) VonSeggern of Aurora; daughter, Beverly (Lee) Brewer of Texas; grandchildren, Dana, Norman, Terry, Jody, Eric and Krista; brothers and sisters, Bertha Kidder, Ann Lashley, Grace Weeder, Richard B. VonSeggern, Mae Reed, Ed VonSeggern and Les VonSeggern. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, March 9, Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel. Private family inurnment to follow.

VonSeggern, Patricia
Patricia VonSeggern - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 2000 - Patricia VonSeggern, 84, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord Jan. 30, 2000. Survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Arnold "Von" VonSeggern; daughters, Stevan (Jim) Gerber of Florida, Susan Anderson of Washington; grandchildren, Peter, Sienna, Derek, Doug, Deirdre; and twin great-grandchildren, Josiah and Joel. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel. Private family inurnment to follow.

Voorhees, Florence L.
Florence L. Voorhees – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – January 29, 1874 – Died in Pueblo, January 28th, 1874, Florence L., only child of James L. and Flora Voorhees, aged one year and five months.  Funeral at M. E. Church, at 2 P. M., today.  Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – January 29, 1874 – A little child of Mr. James Voorhees died yesterday morning from inflammation of the stomach.

Vories, Emma
Emma Vories - Pueblo Chieftain - June 1974 - Emma Vories dies in Arkansas - La Veta residents were grieved to learn of the death of Miss Emma Vories in Booneville, Ark., last week. Miss Emma, as she was called, was born in Rockville, Bates County, Mo., February 14, 1884. Her parents brought her to La Veta in 1885 where she lived for many years. In 1886 the Rev. J. H. Vories was engaged as pastor of the First Baptist Church and in a few years Emma and her brothers, Benton and Eugene, became members. Probably as early as 1904 she began teaching in the primary department of the La Veta School. She taught there until about 1922 and then was engaged to teach in the Cameron School under Superintendent A. S. Neeley. After a number of years there she again taught in the La Veta Schools, retiring in 1951 having taught a total of 47 years. She is still remembered by many of her pupils. She took an active part in school and church affairs and was a loyal member of the Spanish Peaks Garden Club. Miss Emma moved to Booneville in 1965 to be near her nephew, John Vories, and his family. She celebrated her 90th birthday February 14, 1974 and answered all of her gifts and cards with letters telling of her many interests.

Vories, George W.
George W. Vories – Akron Weekly Pioneer Press – December 25, 1903 – The body of a man that was found at the foot of the Greenhorn range last month, and which was supposed to be that of E. Johnson, has been positively identified by Mrs. Adelaide Vories of La Veta as that of her husband, George W. Vories. Vories escaped from Dr. Work's sanitarium in Pueblo, where he was being treated for a mental disorder, about May 22nd, and nothing had been heard of him.

Vories, Lula Benton
Lula Benton Vories - World Independent - February 24, 1941 - Mrs. Lula Vories, Mother of former postmaster here lived in County since 1887. Lula Benton Vories, 80, passed away at her home in La Veta Saturday February 22, 1941 after a brief illness. She was the mother of Eugene Vories, former postmaster here, but now of Grand Junction. Mrs. Vories was born at Springfield, Tennessee, March 29, 1860. Before marrying the late John H. Vories in 1879, she was a teacher in the Springfield schools. After her marriage she with her husband moved to Missouri where they lived for two years, and then coming to Aguilar. In 1887, she moved to La Veta, where she had resided since. During the presidency of Cleveland, Roosevelt and McKinley she was assistant postmistress at La Veta. She is survived by two sons, Eugene, and Benton of La Veta; by one daughter, Miss Emma, with whom she made her home; and by seven grandchildren. Funeral announcements will be made later by the Unfug-Peet Mortuary, but the services will probably be held on Tuesday at La Veta. Huajatolla Chapter D.A.R.

Vories, Rebecca Ann
Rebecca An Vories - Denver Post - June 30, 1997 - Rebecca Ann Vories of Grand Junction, a business owner and manager, died June 18 in Grand Junction. She was 52. Memorial services were June 22 at the Callahan-Edfast Mortuary Chapel in Grand Junction. There was cremation. She was born May 1, 1945, in Farmington, N.M. She attended Mesa College, the University of Colorado in Boulder and the Thunderbird Institute at Phoenix where she received a bachelor's degree in political science and languages. She owned Infinite Energy and had worked as an alternative energy consultant. She was a member of the American Solar Energy Society, Territorial Daughters of Colorado and Phi Theta Kappa sorority. Her interests included traveling, hiking, skiing, solar energy and the Hunger Project. She is survived by her father, Eugene C., La Veta; two brothers, Kimery C., Edwardsville, Ill., and Dan E., Carbondale; and two sisters, Nancy L. UHL, Grand Junction, and Carol L. Ferguson, Edgewood, N.M. Contributions may be made to Caring Unlimited, 622 S. Albert St., Walsenburg 81089; or Hospice of the Grand Valley, P.O. Box 60307, Grand Junction 81506.

Vories, Ruby Leon
Ruby Leon Vories - Pueblo Chieftain - February 9, 1978 - Mrs. Ruby Leon Vories of Canon City, Feb. 4, 1978. Wife of Eugene Vories; mother of Eugene C. Vories, Grand Junction, and Mrs. Lula Benson, Canon City; sister of Mrs. Evalyn Walker, La Veta. Survived also by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Member First Baptist Church. Mrs. Vories was a member of the La Veta Eastern Star for over 60 years and a member of the San Luis Valley Auxiliary of Territorial Daughters of Colorado. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church. Interment, 3:45 p.m. Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg, with Eastern Star committal service.

Voris, A. Eileen
A. Eileen Voris - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2005 - A. Eileen Voris, 79, passed away April 8, 2005. Survived by her husband, Joe Max Voris; daughter, Carol (Robert) Aflec of Littleton; sister, Elelina Catron of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Eileen (Harvey) Hinther of Buffalo, Okla.; grandchildren, Jennifer Aflec and Richard (Lisa) Aflec; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her brothers, Herman, Edward and Bob Heckel. Eileen was born to Lewis and Beda Heckel on Nov. 11, 1925, in Westron, Mo., and married Joe on March 12, 1961, in Clayton, N.M. She was a clerk typist for El Paso County Social Services. Eileen loved animals and enjoyed camping, traveling, doll collecting and antiques. Viewing at the funeral home from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. Graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at Mountain View Cemetery. (Please enter the east Acero gate.) Pastor Shannon Eaton will officiate. Those who desire may make memorials to Diabetes Foundation through the funeral home.

Voris, Frank G.
Frank G. Voris - Huerfano World - June 16, 1994 - This Week in La Veta History - 1950: Word was received of the death of Frank G. Voris, 68, in California. He was the brother of Myrtle Kitchen and Pearl Bruce.

Voris, Jonathan Ray
Jonathan Ray Voris - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1987 - Jonathan Ray Voris of 1910 W. 12th, Apt. 144, Dec. 26, 1 987. Son of Winifred L. "Wendy" Voris, late of the family home, and brother of David Wayne Sullivan also of the family home. Survived also by his grandparents, Raymond and Reta Sullivan of Pueblo, and aunts and uncles, Raymond (Bev) Sullivan, Colorado Springs; Carol (Richard) Kolosso, Pueblo; Andy (Angela) Sullivan, Nashua, N.J.; Debby (Larry) Logsdon, Pueblo; Mark J. (Jeanie) Sullivan, Penrose; Gina Stratton, Pueblo; Brenda (Ken) Maytum, Pueblo; and special friend, Heather Roybal of Pueblo. Survived also by numerous cousins. Jonathan was a pupil at Morton Elementary School and was an avid Denver Bronco fan. Cremation, Almont Crematory. His Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with his mother's at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Holy Family Church. Memorials are also suggested to the Cerebral Palsy Association.

Voris, Winifred L.
Winifred L. "Wendy" Voris - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1987 - Winifred L. "Wendy" Voris of 1910 W. 12th, Apt. 144, Dec. 24, 1987. Mother of David Wayne Sullivan of the family home and Jonathan Ray Voris, also of the family home, who passed away Dec. 26, 1987. Daughter of Raymond and Beta Sullivan Pueblo and sister of Raymond (Bev) Sullivan, Colorado Springs; Carol (Richard) Kolosso, Pueblo; Andy (Angela) Sullivan, Nashua, N.H.; Debby (Larry) Logsdon, Pueblo; Mark J. (Jeanie) Sullivan, Penrose; Gina Stratton, Pueblo; Brenda (Ken) Maytum, Pueblo; and special friend, Heather Roybal of Pueblo. Survived also by 17 nieces and nephews. Member of Holy Family Parish and an active participant in Hope Alive and Ladies of Mary. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Holy Family Church. The family will greet friends in the Parish Hall following the service and they suggest memorials be made to the United Cerebral Palsy Association in care of the funeral home office.

Vorotovich, Nick
Nick Vorotovich – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Nick Vorotovich is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Nick Vorotovich: Montenegrin, age 29, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Voruz, Sibyl
Sibyl Voruz – Pueblo Chieftain – July 22, 1920 – Speeding D. & R. G. Train Kills Two Women – Nurse Strives to Save Patient From Death on Rails Near Woodcroft – Mrs. Millie McKenzie, Inmate at Sanitarium, and Mrs. Sibyl Voruz Meet Horrible Death – Mrs. Sibyl Voruz, a special nurse at Woodcroft Sanitarium and Mrs. Millie McKenzie, a patient at the institution, were instantly killed at 7:50 o'clock last night by a Denver and Rio Grande south-bound passenger train. Mrs. Voruz lost her life in attempting to save that of her patient. From reports obtained last night, Mrs. Voruz took Mrs. McKenzie, who is from Bingham Canon, Utah, out for a walk near the sanitarium. Either they were walking along the tracks, which is against the orders of the institution, or the patient insisted upon getting onto the rails, when Denver and Rio Grande passenger train No. 3, coming from Denver came in sight. Fireman J. E. Conoway of the locomotive, states that Mrs. McKenzie ran at top speed toward the engine while Mrs. Voruz followed apparently in an effort to catch the patient and get her out of harm's way. The pair were completely hidden from view of the trainmen by the high board fence surrounding the Stearns-Roger plant, and when seen, it was too late to stop. Engineer E. A. Slerth put on his brakes, stopped the train and those in charge of the train hastened back to render aid if aid was possible. Trainmaster R. L. Brown happened to be on the train and summoned Dr. Work from the sanitarium nearby. Work identified the bodies as those of the nurse and her patient. The form of Mrs. McKenzie was badly mangled, while the effect of the impact was less apparent in the case of Mrs. Voruz. Officials at the sanitarium state that it is against the rules for attendants to take patients for a walk along the railroad tracks. In this case, however, there is wide margin for doubt, since the only person who witnessed the accident was the fireman, whose first glimpse of the victims showed the patient in flight from the nurse. It is entirely possible that the patient might have bolted and fled from the grounds with the attendant in pursuit. Authorities at the sanitarium state that Mrs. McKenzie's mind was only mildly affected. Mrs. Voruz came here about three months ago, in charge of her patient, whose home was in Bingham Canon, Utah. Neither have relatives in this city. Mrs. McKenzie is survived by a son, L. R. Gibbs, in Bingham Canon. She is 51 years old, according to records at Woodcroft, which give the year of her birth as 1869. The nurse was about the same age. Coroner Luke McLean, summoned soon after the accident, stated last night that an inquest will be held, the time of which is as yet indefinite. The bodies are at McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain – July 23, 1920 – Orders Inquest Over Bodies of Women Killed by Train – Coroner L. MacLean has ordered an inquest held this afternoon at 4 o'clock over the bodies of Mrs. Sybil Vorus and Mrs. Millie McKenzie who were killed by a Rio Grande passenger train near Woodcroft sanitarium at 7:50 o'clock Wednesday evening. The head of Mrs. Vorus, the nurse of Mrs. McKenzie was crushed, and the body of Mrs. McKenzie was horribly mutilated. Persons who rushed to the scene state that the train left the place carrying its passengers, many of whom had alighted and witnessed the gruesome results, fully ten minutes before the Coroner or other officials could reach the scene. A number of witnesses have been subpoenaed by deputy sheriff Delliquadri among them some eye witnesses of the actual tragedy. The hearing will be held at the McCarthy Undertaking parlors. Pueblo Chieftain – July 24, 1920 – Coroner's Jury Probes the Death of Hospital Nurse – Mrs. Sybil Voruz came to her death on July 21, 1920, by being struck by Rio Grande passenger train No. 3, at a point near the Woodcroft sanitarium in the city of Pueblo, in an effort to save the life of Mrs. Millie McKenzie. The nurse disobeyed the rules of more than a score of years standing, in taking her patient to the locality, where the fatality occurred. This in substance, is the verdict of the coroner's jury which yesterday afternoon held an inquest over the body of Mrs. Voruz, who while engaged in frantic efforts to keep her patient from leaping in front of the train, lost her own life at the same instant her charge was killed. The wheels passed over Mrs. Voruz' head completely severing the upper portion of the head and face. Among the interesting facts brought out by the testimony were the following: Recently the head nurse had called Mrs. Voruz and another nurse who it was said had disobeyed the rules in taking their patients to the front gates and near the railway tracks, into a room and told them that if they had not understood this rule they must be made to understand it then. The gongs which are located at the sanitarium crossing and at the Stearns Roger works crossing had been out of order and had not performed their functions for a week prior to the fatality. The train crew pulled out with the train at least ten minutes before the arrival of the coroner or the deputy coroner, leaving the mangled fragments of Mrs. McKenzie's body lying along the tracks; the body of Mrs. Voruz had been picked up and carried into the hospital by attendants of the institution. The two women had been outside the hospital gates and at the Woodcroft station, and walking along between the hospital hedge and the north-bound track of the railroad for from twenty minutes to half an hour before the train arrived. Mrs. McKenzie was seen to rush toward the track in front of the train, and Mrs. Voruz was doing all in her power to hold her back. Fireman Conaway, Maynard Clauson and Mrs. Mary Halcob all testified to having seen Mrs. McKenzie rushing toward the track in front of the train, and they all told of the heroic efforts of the nurse to save her charge. Fireman Conaway being on the same side of the engine as the two women were of the tracks had a clear view of the actions above noted, but the train was running at 25 miles an hour and the women could not be seen by him until within 200 feet of them on account of the curve. He shouted to Engineer E. A. Scholer, who knew something awful had been seen by the fireman, and he at once set his brakes and as quickly as they were in position applied the emergency; just at that instant he saw the body of a woman thrown from the track by the pilot. The train was composed of eleven cars, some 70 and some 80 feet in length; the train was stopped in little more than its length. Both the fireman and the engineer stated that the whistle was sounded for the hospital crossing and also for the curve; other witnesses verified these statements. Other witnesses who were on the spot quickly after the accident, and who were positive that the train pulled out before the arrival of the coroner were Mrs. Agnes Sanders of twenty fourth and Main, and Mrs. Beulah Hall of 117 West twenty fourth. These women also spoke of the body of Mrs. Voruz being taken by hospital attendants into the institution. Mrs. Halcob, whose home is in the 2800 block on Grand avenue, stated that she was watching the train from her rear porch and saw two women, one in black, the other in nurse's garb, sitting at the station; when the second whistle of the locomotive sounded, the woman in black seemed to become frightened and ran toward the track in front of the train; the woman in light attire grabbed her and tried awfully hard to keep the other off the track but the woman in black seemed much the stronger and dragged the other who was holding on all the time to the track. Dr. Hubert Work, founder of the sanitarium, was asked by Coroner MacLean if he cared to make a statement. The doctor told the jury that Mrs. McKenzie, who was brought to the institution last March from Utah, came with a melancholy history, but neither by her actions or words had she shown such signs since being at the local institution; she had always been quiet and made little or no trouble since being here. Dr. Work believed from requests she had made not to be taken near the region of the railway tracks, that she was afraid of herself; that is, she feared she would be impelled to do the very thing she did do. Following his analysis of the case, Dr. Work said informally, "People do not commit suicide because they want to but because they can not help it." Coroner MacLean stated that a son of Mrs. McKenzie is shortly expected from Utah, and he will not decide until after a consultation with him, whether there will be held an inquest over the body of Mrs. McKenzie. Pueblo Chieftain – July 26, 1920 – The remains of Mrs. Sybil Voruz are at the McCarthy Undertaking Parlors. The funeral announcements will be made later.

Voruz, Sibyl
Sibyl Voruz - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1920 - Died - Sibyl Voruz, died July 21. Body at McCarthy's.

Vosbaugh, Catherine
Catherine Vosbaugh – Yuma Pioneer – November 15, 1907 – Woman Who Posed as a Man – Remarkable French Woman Dies in Trinidad Hospital – Trinidad – After masquerading for more than sixty years as a man, Catherine Vosbaugh, a peculiar French woman, died Monday morning at the San Raphael hospital of old age. She had dressed and worked as a man since leaving her native country sixty-three years ago, and her life secret was not discovered until some two years ago, when she was brought to the hospital from a ranch where she was employed as a cook, suffering from pneumonia. This remarkable woman adopted her disguise simply to better enable her to secure employment. Perhaps the strangest act of her life, which reads like a romance, was her "marriage" to a woman at Joplin, Missouri, over forty years ago. The motive for this act seems to have been to save the woman's good name. Miss Vosbaugh was a daughter of a well educated Frenchman, who gave her a good business education and taught her several modern languages. At his death she came to America alone. She worked in several cities as a bookkeeper and finally went to Joplin, where she was a trusted bank clerk for fifteen years. During all this time it was never suspected that she was not a man. Shortly after her "marriage" a child was born to the wife, which died a few weeks later. The two women then came to Trinidad, when this place was nothing but a hamlet and a gateway to the unexplored Southwest. Here she was known by the name of "Frenchie" and the establishment soon became a famous eating house. For some unknown reason the couple separated, but what became of the "wife" was never known. After her life's secret was learned, the woman refused to divulge the name of her companion. Leaving the restaurant business she found employment on the Brown sheep ranch near Trinchera, where she was employed as a cook and a sheepherder for some years. Although she associated only with men, cooking for them, working on the range and sleeping in the same room, her sex was not discovered. In July, 1905, she had an attack of pneumonia and was brought to the hospital here, where T. J. Forhan discovered her sex. Even after it was known that she was a woman, she refused to wear women's clothes and for the last two years had worked about the hospital in men's clothing. She was known in the city as "grandpa." Funds for her burial were raised by popular subscription.

Voss, Bryan M.
Bryan M. Voss - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2003 - Bryan M. Voss, 38, passed away May 8, 2003. Born April 14, 1965, in Pueblo, Colo., to William and Donna Voss. Preceded in death by his father, William Voss. Survived by his mother, Donna Voss; siblings, Tammie (Rob) Setser, Harold Voss, Frances "Sassy" Voss; niece, Donna Setser; nephew, Ryan Setser; numerous family and friends. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to his mother, Donna Voss through the funeral home office.

Voss, Caroline Cramer
Caroline Cramer Voss - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 2000 - Caroline Cramer Voss passed away Feb. 4, 2000. Mrs. Voss was a lifetime resident of Pueblo, wife of Fred H. Voss, former owner of the Phillips Music Company and President of the Pueblo City Council in 1955, who preceded her in death, Jan. 20, 1973. Daughter of the late Theodore and Caroline R. Cramer, early residents of the area. During her husband's term as President of the City Council, Mrs. Voss suggested the name "Happy Time Ranch" for the newly opened little animal exhibit at the local zoo in Pueblo City Park. Because she said, "We want the children and adults to have a happy time when they come to see the baby animals." Survived by numerous cousins and many friends. Graduated from Centennial High School and attended the Palette Studio of Fashion Design in Denver. Member of First Presbyterian Church and active in the Women's Association of the church. Member of Friends of the Library, Pueblo Metropolitan Museum, Board Member of Friends of the Parks, Parkview Auxiliary and Personnel Chairman of Parkview Gift Shop for many years. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Dr. John Ross officiating. Private interment, Roselawn. Memorials may be made to the Parkview Hospital Memorial Fund in Mrs. Voss' name through the funeral home.

Voss, Charles Edward
Charles Edward Voss - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 1957 - Charles Edward Voss, July 17. Father of Harold C. Voss, with whom he made his home at 1314 E. First; Lester C. Voss, Woodrow W. Voss, Mrs. Avis Moroney, Mrs. Nina Mathews and Mrs. Irene Reininger, all of Pueblo, and Mrs. Bertha Brooks, Denver. Grandfather of nine; great-grandfather of eight. Attended the Lutheran Church. A resident of Pueblo since 1942. A retired farmer. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Davis Mortuary Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. J.W. Stenholm, pastor of Tabor Lutheran Church, officiating. To Roselawn.

Voss, Donald A.
Donald A. Voss - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 1998 - Donald A. Voss, 78, of 708 Brown Ave., Pueblo, died Sept. 11, 1998, at the Fort Lyon VA Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at Fort Lyon National Cemetery. He is survived by brother, August Voss, Pueblo- sister, Janette Newman, Denver- sister-in-law, Carmen Voss, Pueblo- and friends, Bill and Mary Murray, Becky, Raymond and Pricilla Esquibel and Felicia Murray, all of Pueblo.

Voss, Harold C.
Harold C. Voss - Pueblo Star-Journal - March 22, 1978 - Harold C. Voss, 1312 E. First, passed away in a local hospital March 21, 1978. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucille I. Voss of the family home; daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Esther L. and Leo J. Kirscht, Amarillo, Texas; eight grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Mrs. Irene Reininger, Pueblo, Lester C. Voss, Prescott, Ariz., Mrs. Bertha Brooks, Boise, Idaho, and Woodrow Voss, Colorado; sister-in-law, Mrs. Edith E. Kirby, Pueblo; brother-in-law, John Reininger, Pueblo, and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Donna Voss, Poway, Calif. Predeceased by a son, William Carl Voss, in 1977 and granddaughter, Kathryn K. Kirscht, in 1967. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was born March 11, 1903 in Pueblo, and was a former employee at CF&I Steel Corp. from 1936 until his retirement in 1976; he was owner-manager of Southern Cisplay Service. Arrangements later. Pueblo Star-Journal -March 23, 1978 - Harold C. Voss. Services will be held in the Rouch Chapel at 2 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Fred Johnson, chaplain of Parkview Episcopal, Roselawn Cemetery.

Voss, James D. Jr.
James D. Voss Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 2001 - James D. Voss Jr., 21, passed away unexpectedly May 5, 2001. Survived by parents, Jim (Shirley) Voss, two sisters, nieces, nephews and grandparents. Preceded in death by his older brother and his paternal grandfather. Dean enjoyed playing hockey, snowboarding, mountain biking and outdoor activities. Memorial service, Wednesday, 2 p.m. at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. He will be sadly missed by all that knew and loved him.

Voss, Lucile I.
Lucile I. Voss - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 1987 - Lucile I. Voss passed away 1, 1987, in Phoenix, Ariz. by her daughter, Mrs. Esther L. (Leo J.) Kirscht of Phoenix; daughter-in-law, Donna Voss, Poway, Calif.; sister-in-law, Irene Reininger, brother-in-law, John Reininger, both of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Lorene Rice, Crittenden, Ky. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Harold C. Voss, in 1978, and her granddaughter, Katheryn Kirscht, in 1967. Born June 15, 1911, in Missouri and had been a Pueblo resident for 55 years before moving to Phoenix. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Philip L. Green, pastor of Bethel United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may contribute to the Arthritis Foundation direct or through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 842 Scranton.

Voss, Walter E.
Walter E. Voss - Pueblo Chieftain - July 2, 1978 - Walter E. Voss of 1317 E. Fifth, July 1, 1978. Husband of Mrs. Laura Voss, Father of Ferdinand W. Voss, Preston, Idaho, Mrs. Jeanette M.D. Newman, Commerce City, and Donald A. Voss and August F. Voss, Pueblo. Survived also by a sister, Mrs. Elma Eikelman, Westcliffe; brother, Emil Voss, William, Ore.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his son, Charles W. Voss, who passed away April 28, 1978. A member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mr. Voss was a retired stock clerk at the old Pueblo Airbase. He also spent many years in the construction trade. Graveside service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Lutheran Cemetery Westcliffe, will be conducted by the Rev. Roland J. Rauber, pastor, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Vowles, Betty Jane
Betty Jane Vowles - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2004 - Betty Jane Vowles, 53, went to be with the Lord Oct. 9, 2004. Born July 20, 1951, in La Junta, she was a CNA and a small business owner. She also had lived in Manzanola and Rocky Ford. Betty enjoyed traveling, gardening and the love of her family. Preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Gertrude (Kinney) Berry; and a brother, Ivan Berry. She leaves to cherish her memory, two sons, Harry R. (Leslie) Vowles, Ruston, La., and Brian W. (Krystal) Vowles, Dubach, La.; a brother, Ivan Berry, Boone; special friend and companion, Ronald Masterson; also three grandchildren. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. John Wayne Richardson officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Vucetich, Frances Janet
Frances Janet Vucetich - Huerfano World - December 27, 2001 - Frances Janet Vucetich, 77, of Walsenburg, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2001. Mrs. Vucetich was born on Feb. 6, 1924 in Pueblo to Andrew and Eva Terry Dick. She is survived by her husband, John Vucetich, of the family home; children, John Andrew, Michigan, and James Joseph, Walsenburg; and grandchildren Mike, David, John and Jennifer. Funeral service was Monday, Dec. 24, 2001 at the Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of food or flowers, donations can be made, in her memory, to your favorite charity.

Vujcich, Robert L.
Robert L. Vujcich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2002 - Robert L. Vujcich, 67, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2002, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 21, 1934, in Pueblo. He is preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Helen Vujcich. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Roxana; sons, Robert D. (Tricia), Christopher (Marilyn), Troy (Tracy), Gary (Chanda) Vujcich, all of Pueblo; daughter, Kimberly (Geoff) Hensen of Pueblo; grandchildren, Haley, Heather, Tyler, Tory, Jayde, Aspen and Trent Vujcich of Pueblo; sister, Marie Vujcich of Pueblo; brother, Daniel (Roberta) Vujcich of California; sister-in-law, Donna Frazzini of Pueblo; numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins. He retired from the CF&I Steel Mill in 1996. He enjoyed family get-togethers, playing with grandchildren, playing pool and boating. He was a member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 90 and the Eagles. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. Friday. Rosary, 7 p.m., both at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Shrine of St. Therese with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Vujcich, Roxana K.
Roxana K. Vujcich - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 2002 - Roxana K. Vujcich, 57, of Pueblo, passed away peacefully at her home on Oct. 3, 2002. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert L. Vujcich, June 19, 2002; and parents, Omar Traylor and Grace Ecock. She is survived by sons, Robert D. (Tricia), Christopher (Marilyn), Troy (Tracy) and Gary (Chanda) Vujcich, all of Pueblo; daughter, Kimberly (Geoff) Henson of Pueblo; grandchildren, Haley, Heather, Jayde, Aspen, Tyler, Tory and Trent Vujcich and unborn grandchild Henson, all of Pueblo; sisters, Donna Frazzini and Adena (Peter) Subocz; sister-in-law, Marie Vujcich; and brother-in-law, Daniel (Roberta) Vujcich. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Roxana dedicated her life to her husband and children. Her love for children spilled over to the many children she cared for over the years through her day care. Roxana was a lifetime member of the Shrine of St. Therese and enjoyed family gatherings, trips to Cripple Creek for a day of gambling, but most of all her spark for life was sharing in the joy of her children and grandchildren. Like an angel sent from Heaven, the family will deeply miss her generous heart, love of life, words of wisdom and her awesome strength to always carry on. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at the funeral home followed by the recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m., T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Roxana K. Vujcich to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Vukelich, Connie M.
Connie M. Vukelich - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1997 - Our queen Connie M. Vukelich, 86, passed away July 22, 1997, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A Pueblo resident for over 80 years, she was born Dec. 31, 1910, in El Paso, Texas. She loved her family and the various gatherings they provided for her in her honor. She was a member of The Legion of Mary and El Club Social Y Benefico Latino Americano. Connie's hobby was to love and care for her dogs "Baby" and "Yorkie," also her pet bird "Pepito." She married Steve Vukelich in 1938. He precedes her in death, as do her parents, Narcisco and Modesta Martinez, and a son, Stephen Vukelich. She is survived by her children, Connie Sanchez, Rachel Montes, Joan K. Vukelich, Margie (Nicholas P.) Rodriguez and Robert ``Boots" Vukelich, all of Pueblo, and Ron (Terri) Vukelich, Pueblo West- grandchildren, Cheri (Sev) Wallace, Cathy (Gary) Massaro, Loretta (Rodney) Montoya, Steve (Gloria) Sanchez, Sharleen (Roger) Lamaak, Karen (Tony) Duncan, Rodney Duncan, Melissa (Joe) Cruz, Jeanette Rodriguez, Lawrence (Traci) Rodriguez Jr., Michelle (Mark) Rodriguez and Paulette (Rudy) Martinez- 18 great-grandchildren- six great-great-grandchildren- and numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Vigil service, 7:30 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Rev. Edward G. Pettit, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at the Mediterranean Room of St. Francis and at the home of daughter, Margie Rodriguez, 1725 Wabash, following the services.

Vukelich, Robert Anthony
Robert Anthony "Boots" Vukelich - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2004 - Robert Anthony "Boots" Vukelich, 54, born Nov. 16, 1949, passed away at home on Oct. 13, 2004. Preceded in death by parents, Steve "Chops" and Connie Vukelich; a brother, Steve Vukelich. Beloved brother and friend "Boots" is survived by his sisters, Joan Vukelich, Consuelo "Aunt Terri" Sanchez, Margie Vukelich and Rachel Montes; a brother, Ron Vukelich. Also survived by goddaughter and special niece, Michelle Rodriguez; his three special great-nieces, Diamond "Bunners," Destinee and Desire Rowe, who brought laughter and joy into his life; numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, to include Vig, Steve, Chris and Gerald Vigil; also, his pets, "Rommel" and "Lieto." "Boots" was a lifetime Pueblo resident and a carpenter by trade. He was a 1967 graduate of Central High School, where he excelled in football. He was captain of the team and was selected to all-state. He also excelled in wrestling. Throughout his life, he continued to be an avid football fan. He had a love for the great outdoors and enjoyed taking drives to the mountains and Beulah. "Boots" was a kind and compassionate man who was always there to do what he could for others. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. At his request, cremation has taken place. Rosary 9:30 a.m. Monday, followed by funeral Mass, at 10 a.m.; both at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with the Rev. Thomas R. Hinni C.M. as celebrant. The Vukelich family will receive friends at 1310 Lakeview, No. 102, and the Mediterranean room of the St. Francis following the Mass.

Vukich, Douglas A.
Douglas A. Vukich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 1997 - Douglas A. Vukich, 39, passed away June 28, 1997. Survived by his parents, Albert and Lucille Vukich- son, Christopher Michael Vukich- daughter, Ashley Nicole Vukich- brother, Kurt Vukich- three nephews- and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Mr. Vukich was a member of St. Patrick Church. He was also an avid outdoorsman. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m., St. Patrick Church. Cremation, Imperial Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to St. Patrick Church or Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory. Family will receive friends at St. Patrick's Church Hall after the service.

Vukich, John
John Vukich - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 1999 - John Vukich, 73, of Pueblo passed away Jan. 7, 1999. Born on Sept. 17, 1925, in Ojo, Colo. Survived by his loving wife, Betty R. Vukich, of the family home- sons, Dr. David (Clare) Vukich, Jacksonville, Fla., and John Charles Vukich, Pueblo West- daughters, Deborah Jane Vukich, Colorado Springs, and Kathy Sue (Jeff) Wilson, Pueblo- brothers, Albert Vukich, Pueblo, and Emil Vukich, Trinidad, Colo.- and grandchildren, Kelsey Rae Wilson, Jake Samuel Wilson and Nicola Ann Vukich. No viewing. Funeral Mass, 1 a.m. Saturday, St. Patrick Church, Rev. Edward Pettit, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo. Graveside military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Patrick church hall after the interment.

Vukich, Lucille
Lucille (Benesch) Vukich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2001 - Lucille (Benesch) Vukich, 70, passed away Sept. 16, 2001. Preceded in death by son, Doug; brothers, Lloyd, Bill; and parents, Joseph and Gladys. Survived by her husband, Albert; son, Kurt (Grace); sisters, Pauline (Jim) Buffington, Leila (Darrell) Clarke, Alice (Jim) Shaffer, Norma (Ron) Glach; brother, Robert (Esther) Benesch; brother-in-law, Emil (Mary) Vukich; sister-in-law, Betty Vukich; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Patrick Church. Private inurnment.

Vunovich, Mark S.
Mark S. Vunovich - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 1998 - Mark S. Vunovich, age 41, born Feb. 8, 1957, passed away Oct. 20, 1998. Survived by his wife, Lesa (Kidd) Vunovich, Knoxville, Tenn.- parents, George Chub" and Ida Vunovich- and father and mother-in-law, Bob and Billie Kidd, all of Pueblo, Colo. Also survived by his brothers, Nick (Karen) Vunovich, Pueblo, Colo., and John (Norine) Vunovich, Littleton, Colo.- brother-in-law, Keith (Linda) Kidd, Pueblo, Colo.- nieces and nephews, Michael, Kristin and Aimee Vunovich and Mariah Kidd, all of Pueblo, Colo.- as well as many extended family members. Mark was a 1975 South High School Graduate and was employed at Pay & Pac and Target Distribution Center. He and his wife moved to Knoxville, Tenn., in March where he was employed at Lowes Home Improvement Center as a salesperson. Mark and Lesa were members of Sacred Heart Cathedral parish in Knoxville, Tenn. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 10 a.m., St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Church Upkeep" in Mark's memory.

Vurnick, Frank
Frank Vurnick – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Frank Vurnick is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Frank Vurnick: Austrian, age 48, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp.  Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.




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