The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Wachholtz, Gale G.
Gale G. Wachholtz - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2000 - Gale G. Wachholtz, 76, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 28, 2000, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Oct. 7, 1923, in Curtis, Neb., to George and Goldie Wachholtz who preceded him in death and also by his wife, Katherine Wachholtz; brother, Vernon; and sisters, Martha, Reba and Isalon. Survived by his loving companion, Helen Ware; son, Ed (Tammy) Petrick of Wagoner, Okla.; grandson, Kenneth Petrick; and his lifelong friends, Jim and Carolyn Richie of Pueblo; and nephew, Lester Wachholtz of Wetmore, Colo. Visitation, 3 to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Wachob, Frank Miller
Frank Miller Wachob - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2006 - Frank Miller Wachob, 77, of Pueblo, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006. Survived by his loving wife, Mickee Wachob; daughter, Toni (Kenneth) Whitt; grandsons, Alex and Andrew Whitt; mother-in-law, Martha Whitman; numerous nieces and nephews. Frank retired from Pueblo Community College after 20 years of service. He served as a U.S. Marine in the Korean War. He was an avid outdoorsman who was a great hunter and fisherman. Frank was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather, who especially cared for his grandsons. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at the Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team.

Wachob, Laverne D.
Laverne D. Wachob - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2004 - Laverne D. Wachob passed away May 16, 2004, in Pueblo. LaVerne was born in Dressey, Texas, on July 10, 1922, to William and Ada Duncan and had lived in the Greenhorn Valley since 1954. She was employed as a school secretary in Rye and Colorado City schools from 1954 until retiring in 1987. Mrs. Wachob was an active member of several civic organizations in the area and oversaw the operation of the Brookside Cemetery in Rye for the last 20 years. LaVerne enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and was a very special and dignified lady who will be extremely missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack. Mrs. Wachob is survived by her daughter, Jacque Wachob, and her husband, Tim Snell; sons, Bill and his wife, Renee, Dan and his wife, Lisa; grandsons, Robby Lindig, BJ and Kacy Wachob, Scott Wachob and Duane Snell; great-grandchildren, Aurora, Turtle, Nevada and Eddie as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Wachob will lie in state at the mortuary from 1 until 6 p.m. today. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2004, in the Rye Home Methodist Church. Cremation in the Davis Crematory and interment in the Brookside Cemetery will take place at a later date. La Verne Wachob - Greenhorn Valley view – May 20, 2004 - By Greg Hood, The Greenhorn Valley View - Two influential, long-time valley residents passed away last week. Helen Defoyd and LaVerne Wachob, both veterans of valley schools passed away within three days of each other. Defoyd on May 13 and Wachob on May 16. Defoyd, along with her husband Paul, began teaching in Rye in 1950. She retired in 1986. Wachob started as secretary at Rye in 1954. She retired in 1987. Both women taught at Rye when kindergarten through 12th grades were in one building. That building is now the Rye Carriage House Apartments and TR's Country Store. The two women both finished out their careers at Craver Middle School in Colorado City. Defoyd and Wachob influenced the lives of two generations of students during their tenures in Valley schools. Greenhorn Valley View general manager Virginia Hood remembers both ladies fondly. "Helen was teaching when I was in school and she taught both of my boys," she said. "LaVerne's daughter Jacque was a dear friend of mine in High School. I spent lots of time at their house, and Jacque spent lots of time at mine", Hood remembers. "LaVerne was like a second mother to me and several other friends felt the same way too." Hood also remembers when both the Defoyds and the Wachobs supported her through a tough time during her senior year at Rye. "LaVerne and (husband) Jack Wachob, Helen and Paul Defoyd and many of my friends and my family were there to get me through", Hood stated. "There were lots of small crises and decisions that they helped us all get through. They were always there. I hear stories from many former students who feel the same way I do." Both women are remembered for their winning personalities, loving ways and the countless ways they contributed to the schools and the communities. They are also remembered as encouragers who supported and mentored hundreds of students through the years. "These two ladies will always have a special place in all of our hearts," Hood said.

Wachsman-Hill, Maureen
Maureen (Reni) Wachsman-Hill - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 1999 - Maureen (Reni) Wachsman-Hill, 45, a 31/2 year resident of Pueblo from Wichita Falls, Texas, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999. She was an avid fisherman, in particular, she loved the beauty and color of Colorado. She tried to surround herself with animals, plants and flowers in an effort to be at peace with God. She will be missed by her loving husband, Don J. Hill- son, Marcus McKee of Wichita Falls, Texas- parents, Gerald and Tillie Wachsman- nine brothers and sisters- and numerous other relatives, all of Wichita, Falls, Texas. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, and the funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Waddell, Albert
Albert Waddell - Walsenburg World – August 25, 1910 - Died at Walsenburg, Colo., on Saturday August 20, 1910, Albert Waddell, age 31 years and 5 months.

Waddell, Ruth G.
Ruth G. Waddell - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 1987 - Ruth G. Waddell late of 1953 South Road, died Dec. 3, 1987, at a local nursing home. Survived by her sisters, Ethel Babcock, Honolulu, Clarissa (Perk) Bazemore, Napa, Calif., Frances Herron, Wheat Ridge, Esther (Martin) Goldsworth, Pueblo; nephew, David (Walterene) Swanston, Alexandria, Va.; nieces, Jean (Charles) Kruck, Oakland, Calif., Susan Ruth Brooks, Wheat Ridge, Beth (Shannon) Sherrow, Orlando, Fla., Ruth Ann (Art) Yokam, Goshen, Ky.; seven great-nephews, six great-nieces, five great-great-nieces and one great-great-nephew. Member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston and the local Pueblo County Home Christian Science Church, Demonstration Club, the Pueblo County Cowbelles, Pueblo Riding Club, Democratic Party and the Arkansas Valley Chapter D.A.R. Mrs. Waddell worked with the members of 4-H Clubs on demonstrations. Born July 2, 1892, in Oxbow, N.Y., to Charles W. Gleason and Nettie Gillette Gleason. Pueblo resident since 1901. Graduated from Central High School in 1911. Employed by the Pueblo County Farm as matron for 26 years. Preceded in death by her husband, Fred C. Waddell, May 3, 1967, and son, Freddie C. Waddell, Feb. 9, 1923. Mr. and Mrs. Waddell were married Oct. 29, 1912. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at Roselawn Cemetery with Anna Marie McQuarrie officiating. Please omit food and flowers. Memorials may be made to La Junta Boys Ranch or the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Pueblo, direct or through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 2106 Vine wood, Pueblo. Visitation, Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m., and Monday until 1:30 p.m.

Waddelow, H. Orville
H. Orville Waddelow - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1997 - H. Orville Waddelow, 86, passed away Dec. 11, 1997. Preceded in death by his daughter, Doris Ann Wills. Survived by his wife, Ruth Waddelow- children, Lois Jean (Tom) Mock, Mary Lee (Charles) Tucker, both of Pueblo, Priscilla Kay (Vernon) Sharp, Branson- son-in-law, Clifford Wills Sr., Pueblo- sisters, Fern Waddelow, La Junta, Ethel Mullennix, Canon City- brother, Vernon Waddelow, Denver- 23 grandchildren- 23 great-grandchildren and one niece. Mr. Waddelow was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church for 50 years, Silver State Lodge No. 95, Masonic Lodge Rose Croix, 32nd Degree Mason since the early 1950s of which he was a lifetime member. He was a member of Railroading Good Sam's, enjoyed fishing, traveling and sports, including track, basketball, football and wrestling, and a devoted grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, the family respectfully requests donations may be made to a memorial fund at Wesley Methodist Church in his memory. Viewing, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Waddington, Lewis Andrew
Lewis Andrew "Sando" Waddington - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2000 - Lewis Andrew "Sando" Waddington, 83, of Fowler, died Feb. 10, 2000, in Tucson, Ariz., where he has spent the winter for the past 20 years. Services, 11 a.m. Thursday, Fowler United Methodist Church. Memorials to Colorado Boys Ranch, Colorado Children's Home or Fowler United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

Waddles, Fred B.
Fred B. Waddles – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 31, 1877 – Died at the Sanderson House, Canon City, May 22, Fred B. Waddles, of Lapier, Michigan, aged 25 years.

Wade, David S.
David S. Wade - The Greenhorn Valley View - August 22, 2007 - David S. Wade, 84, long time resident of Colorado City, passed away Aug. 17, 2007. David grew up in Jackson Heights, NY. He served his country in World War II in Company A of the 109th Infantry. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1976. He loved duplicate bridge, poker and golf. He is survived by his wife, Helen L. Printz (Wade) of 64 years; sister, Janet Vanneri of San Diego; son, David L. (Helen) Wade; daughters, Jan (Hank) Wolfe and Kelly (Sergio) Wade; grandchildren, Tracey (Greg) Abel and great-grandson Brandon, Missy (Dustry) Lusk and great-grandchildren Quade, London, Seychelle and Quent; Summer (Rick) Frevert and great-grandson Maxwell; grandchildren, Karen (Allen) and great-grandson Aaren and great-great-granddaughter Aspen; David (Shelly), Kevin, Jerry and Dana and great-grandchildren, Megan, Amy, Ryan and Brandon; Dave (Shelly) and great-grandchildren, Ashley and Sarah; Kelly (Sergio) and grandchildren, Jaime, Van, Robin, Sydney and great-grandchildren, James, Asia, Sabian and Malaya; and numerous nieces and nephews. Per his request, no public services were held. He donated his body to science, with cremation to follow. The family had a private memorial Sunday and will receive family and friends on Wed. Aug. 22, 2 to 6 p.m., at Helen's new home.

Wade, Don L.
Don L. Wade - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2006 - Don L. Wade, 53, well known artist, passed away July 9, 2006. Survived by wife Judy, son Trenton, daughter Brina, mother Jean, in-laws Ruth and Urie Potter, sister-in-law Rona (Mike) Pinelle, numerous other relatives and friends. Cremation. No service.

Wade, Inez Dorothy
Inez Dorothy "Wadie" Wade - Pueblo Chieftain - February 03, 1999 - Inez Dorothy "Wadie" Wade, 93, of Pueblo, died Jan. 29, 1999. Retired in 1970 from Fox-Vliet Drug Co. Preceded in death by her husband, Welcome W. Wade on July 11, 1941. Survived by daughter, Dorothy (Dick) Kettering of Pueblo- three grandchildren, Rob Kettering of Pueblo, Shelley DeCesaro of Lamar, and Melinda (Ken Melton) Kettering of Colorado Springs- and two great-grandchildren, Jeremy and Justin DeCesaro of Lamar. Also surviving are nephews, Wayne (Jackie) Spilker of Merritt Island, Fla., and Don (Hazel) Dorre of Denver- great-nieces, Donna and Linda Dorre- and a great-nephew, Don Wade. Viewing, noon until 2 p.m. Friday at Roselawn Cemetery Chapel. Services will be at 2 p.m. in Roselawn Cemetery Chapel with Rev. Harold Tuttle officiating. Please make memorials to UNITY" in care of the funeral home.

Wade, Lucille Virgilmay
Lucille Virgilmay Wade - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 12, 1996 - Lucille Virgilmay Wade, 85, a homemaker, died Jan. 10, 1996, at a local care center. Visitation will be today in Greensburg, Kan. The funeral will be Saturday in Mullinville, Kan. Mrs. Wade was born Oct. 6, 1910, in Mullinville to William C. and Jennie Mae (Noland) Sager. She was married July 1, 1934, in Wichita to Merle O. Wade, who is deceased. Survivors include two sons, Virgil of Los Lunas, N.M., and Jack of Colorado Springs; two daughters, Marjorie Hawley of Trinidad and Arlene Bowen of Security; a sister, Waneta Sherer of Kismet, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Her brother, Jack Sager, and sister Ada Headrick are deceased. Mrs. Wade was a former resident of Mullinville, where she was a member of the United Methodist Church, Sans Souci Club, Busy Bee Sewing Club and was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years. She moved to Colorado Springs in 1983. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 789 Sherman St., Suite 500, Denver 80203.

Wade, Ruth A.
Ruth A. Wade - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 1999 - Ruth A. Wade, age 95, of Lamar, Colo., died May 30, 1999. Funeral services, 10a.m. Saturday, June 5, 1999, at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to service time Saturday. Memorial contributions to the Lamar Christian Church or charity of choice.

Wade, Violette Atencio
Violette Atencio Wade - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 1999 - Violette Atencio Wade, 76, departed this life on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 1999. A Pueblo resident since 1944, Mrs. Wade was born in Fort Garland, Dec. 3, 1922. She retired from the Colorado State Hospital. She was a certified licensed practical nurse, and licensed psych tech. She was an avid fisher lady who would bait her own hook, and clean her own fish. She was an excellent cook, she enjoyed playing competitive basketball, and bowling. She was an election judge in local Pueblo elections. She served on various campaign committees, and the foster grandparent program. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Genara (Espinoza) Atencio- husbands, Luis G. Espinoza, and Harper Wade- two sisters, Betty Laitinen, Mary Mae Hernandez- a brother, Charles Atencio Jr. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Willima (Gabe) Gonzales, Annie Patterson, Gayla R. (Stephenie) Garcia, Jural (Cordy) Atencio, Carmel (Carmen) Atencio- nine grandchildren- 12 great-grandchildren- other relatives and friends. At Mrs. Wade's request, cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Holy Family Catholic Church, Rev. Jesse L. Perez, celebrant. Inurnment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at the family home and the church hall following services.

Wadehul, Neil E.
Neil E. Wadehul - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 1999 - Neil E. Wadehul, age 85, passed away April 25, 1999. He was born in Burleigh County, N.D. Preceded in death by his parents, E.B. and Clara Wadehul- daughter, Joanne, who passed away April 7, 1994- two brothers, Earl and Vernon- and a sister, Ruth. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Irma L. Wadehul, whom he married in June of 1938, and his son, Eddie Jr. Neil was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the United States and overseas, being discharged with the rank of Captain. He was a member of the Pueblo Elks No. 90 and Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE). He was employed in the accounting department of the CF&I Steel Corporation as an accountant and supervisor, retiring in 1977. At his request, cremation, Almont Crematory, with no services to be held.

Wadhams, Victor F.
Victor F. Wadhams - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 2001 - Victor F. Wadhams, 90, of Las Animas, died in the Bent County Memorial Nursing Home, Nov. 22. Survived by wife, Anna Belle; daughters, Claire Bogner, Colorado Springs, Sue Mills, Brush, Martha Ward, Bonifay, Fla.; sons, John Wadhams of Pueblo, Richard Wadhams of Littleton, and Steve Wadhams of Mitchell, Neb. Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Kuhns Chapel. Interment, Las Animas Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Bent County Memorial Nursing Home.

Wadhington, C.A.
C.A. Wadhington - Independent - December 16, 1880 - Dr. C.A. Wadhington, who three or four years ago did business in La Veta, was lynched at Otero, N.M. two weeks ago today. He had cloroformed a sick girl, whom he was attending, and violated her person, which caused her death.

Wadsworth, Eugene W.
Eugene W. Wadsworth - Rocky Mountain News - August 4, 1911 - Eugene W. Wadsworth died at Pueblo, Colo. Services from Olinger's Mortuary today at 10 a. m. Interment Crown Hill.

Wadsworth, Willard Herbert
Willard Herbert Wadsworth – Pueblo Chieftain – October 8, 2006 - Willard Herbert Wadsworth, 92, was born June 13, 1914, in Pueblo, Colo. He was one of nine children born to the union of Warren Hillard and Julia Ware Wadsworth. He passed away Oct. 1, 2006, at Sangre de Cristo Hospice House. He graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1933. He also attended the former Pueblo Junior College. He also was a Boy Scout leader. After moving to Denver he worked for Gates Rubber Co. for several years. He eventually changed his field of interest and went to work for the U.S. Air Force finance center. He retired as a supervisor with more than 20 years of service. Willard enjoyed music; he was then a member of the former Bobby Bryant Band. He always looked forward to the Sunday Jam Sessions at the Mineral Palace Band Shell. He was very proud of his late brother, Robert "Big Bobby" Wadsworth who was a Tuskegee Airmen pilot in the 1940s. He is preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Julia Wadsworth; siblings, Marion, Myrtle, Edgar, William, Darwin and James. Willard is survived by a brother, Julius Scott Wadsworth; two sons, Willard H. Wadsworth Jr. and Dennis D. Wadsworth; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, Ascension Episcopal Church. The Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner, celebrant. Interment Mountain View Cemetery.

Wager, Arthur J.
Arthur J. Wager - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 1968 - Arthur J. Wager, April 20, 1968, at a local hospital after a long illness. Husband of Norma May Wager of the family apartment, 260 Lamar. Father of Fred Lee Wager, Pueblo, Mrs. Carolyn Pottorff, Temple, Tex., and Ray Dean Wage, Denver. Grandfather of 14. Brother of Mrs. Emily Nevin, Pueblo, Ray Wager, San Francisco, Calif., Jack Wager, Tacoma, Wash., P.F. and Herbert Wager, and Mrs. May Stone, all of Colorado Springs. Father-in-law of Mrs. Bessie Wager, Pueblo. Charter member of Golden Age Center in Canon City where he lived from 1958 until moving back to Pueblo this year. Pueblo Native. Born Nov. 12, 1895. Rye resident from 1952 to 1958. Herdsman at the Colorado State Hospital from 1937 to 1947. Mr. and Mrs. Wager were married April 17, 1924. His son, Arthur Donley Wager, died June 17, 1963. Arrangements later. The family may be contacted at the home of R. E. Seendermann, 227 Park Drive. Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 1968 - Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. James Barber, pastor of St. Paul Methodist Church, officiating. Graveside rites 11:30 a.m. at Beulah, Colo., Cemetery.

Wager, Arthur J. (Infant Son of)
Infant Wager - Pueblo Chieftain April 24, 1929 - Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Wager, passed away at a local hospital, Monday evening. April 22. He is survived by his parents and two brothers. Arrangements by the Davis Mortuary.

Wager, Charles Herbert
Charles Herbert Wager - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 1930 - Charles Herbert Wager, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Wager, 315 Newman Street, passed away at the residence Sunday evening. July 13. Besides the parents, one brother, Arthur D. Wager, survives. The time of the funeral will be announced later by the Davis Mortuary.

Wager, Fred
Fred Wager - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 1931 - Fred Wager, aged 65 years, passed away at Wigwam, Colo., Monday morning, Aug. 19. Mr. Wager was born in England and had lived in Pueblo County for the past 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Tacy C. Wager; eight sons, Jack, Ray, Herbert and Winston Wager, all of the family home; Fred Wager of Colorado Springs, Albert Wager of Soda Springs, Idaho; Vincent Wager of Reno, Nevada, and Arthur Wager of Pueblo; two daughters, Mrs. E. V. Stone, Colorado Springs, and Mrs. J. A. Nevin, of Pinon. Deceased was a member of the First Methodist church of Pueblo. The body is being cared for at the Davis Mortuary.

Wager, Norma M.
Norma M. Wager - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 1976 - Norma M. Wager, late of Mesa Towers, passed away Oct. 16, 1976. Mother of Mrs. Carolyn Pottorff, Topeka, Kan. Ray Dean Wager, Fort Collins, and Fred L. Wager of 1204 E. Sixth, where the family may be contacted. Grandmother of 14. Sister of Frank and Wilson Donley, Susie and Edna Seendermann, Ruth Wurster, Grace Davis and Jo Allee, all of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, Member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and the Beulah Historical Society. Born Sept. 13, 1901, in Beulah, and a Pueblo resident since 1968. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur J. Wager, April 20, 1968, and a son, Arthur Donley Wager, June 17, 1963. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Davis Mortuary Memorial Chapel with the Rev. William G. Cooper, pastor of St. Paul United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment in the Beulah Cemetery.

Wager, Tacy Carolyn
Tacy Carolyn Wager - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 1962 - Tacy Carolyn Wager, late of 605 ½ W. 12th, Jan. 19. Mother of Mrs. Emily Nevin and W. R. Wager, both of Pueblo; Arthur J. Wager, Canon City, Colo.; P. F. Wager and Mrs. May Stone, both of Colorado Springs; C. J. Wager, Renton, Wash.; Ray C. Wager, Caldwell, Ida.; and Bert Wager, Yoder, Colo. Grandmother of 17; Great-grandmother of 29. Member of the First Methodist Church since 1891. A resident of Pueblo and Beulah since 1889. Her husband, Fred Wager, died in 1931. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Thomas Kleen officiating. Interment, 11:30 a.m. Beulah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the memorial fund of the First Methodist church through the mortuary. The body will lie in state Sunday afternoon and evening.

Waggener, Karl John
Dr. Karl John Waggener - Pueblo Chieftain - June 07, 1986 - Dr. Karl John Waggener, Salida formerly of Pueblo, died June 3, 1986, following a lengthy illness. Survived by wife, Mary Ellen Waggener. Memorial service was held at the Church of the Ascension in Salida. Contributions may be made to the Church of the Ascension in Salida or the Salida Hospital.

Waggoner, Jed Lee
Jed Lee Waggoner - Denver Rocky Mountain News - February 13, 2000 - Jed Lee Waggoner, 34, of Carbondale died Feb. 6. Services were Feb. 12, with burial at the Gardner Masonic Cemetery. Mr. Waggoner was born in Englewood on July 12, 1965. He was a mechanic. He was a member of the Free Tomorrow Motorcycle Club. Survivors include life partner Geneo; sister Dana Klausmeyer of Fort Collins; grandmother Mary of Carbondale.

Waggoner, Joseph G.
Joseph (Joe) G. Waggoner - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 1998 - Joseph (Joe) G. Waggoner passed away Nov. 12, 1998. Mr. Waggoner was a member of the Elks, the Moose and the past president of the Transportation Club. Joe was always willing to lend a hand and loved people. He will be remembered as a caring, loving and providing father. He is survived by his children, Joseph G. Waggoner Jr., Leslie Willie (Reggina) Waggoner, Jay T. (Martha Taylor) Waggoner- brothers, Les and Karl Waggoner- stepbrother, Ernie Looker Jr.- grandchildren, Joey, Jay T. Jr., Chris, Savhanna and Megan Waggoner- great-grandchildren, Deion and Aaron Waggoner and Stacy Hoff. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews- best friends, Virginia Negrete, Charlie, Grace Herrera- and numerous beloved friends. Visitation, Sunday, Nov. 15, at the funeral home from noon to 7 p.m. Funeral service, Monday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m., Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions and donations may be made to the family, 3000 San Isabel, Pueblo, Colo., 81008. (This obit ran Nov. 14.) Joseph (Joe) G. Waggoner

Waggoner, Lucille
Lucille Waggoner - Huerfano World - December 31, 1992 - Lucille Waggoner, 84, of Gardner, died at the home of her daughter, Ruth Huff, in La Veta Saturday, Dec. 26, 1992. She had been a resident of Long Term Care in Huerfano County Medical Center. Mrs. Waggoner was born June 15, 1908 in Leeton, Mo. Her family moved from Missouri in 1913 after Mrs. Waggoner's father bought a ranch near Gardner. She was raised on this ranch until 1923 when it was sold to Nettie Waggoner. Mrs. Waggoner, upon graduation from high school, attended teacher's college in Greeley for two years until she married Fred G. Waggoner, one of the sons of Nettie Waggoner, Aug. 21, 1927, and she returned to the ranch of her childhood. After her husband's death in 1968 she continued to operate the ranch on her own. Mrs. Waggoner was a member of Gardner Methodist Church and the Gardner community and gave much of her time to both. She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Gilbert, Fort Collins and Ruth Huff, La Veta; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dr. Joe Edward Stacy, DVM, Sacramento, CA; nieces and nephews. Funeral service is today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. in Gardner Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Upper Huerfano-Gardner Cemetery.

Waggoner, Mabel
Mabel Waggoner - Pueblo Chieftain - November14, 1999 - Mabel Waggoner, 91, of Denver, passed away Nov. 12, 1999. Preceded in death by son, Richard Waggoner, Sept. 23, 1993. Survived by daughter-in-law, Wanda Waggoner; two grandchildren, Bob (Roxanna) Waggoner of Pueblo and Barbara (Oakley) Allen of Manhattan, Kan.; and four great-grandchildren. At her request, cremation and no services.

Waggoner, Mary E.
Mary E. Waggoner - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2005 - Mary E. Waggoner passed away Jan. 21, 2005, in Pueblo. "MaryAnn" was born in Palacios, Texas, on Aug. 23, 1928, to James and Laura Colvin. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, James Bateman; two brothers and a sister. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Boydston of Pueblo; a brother, James Colvin; two sisters, Elaine Nicola and Betty Neff; and four grandchildren. Graveside service, 2 p.m. today, in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Waggoner, Richard
Richard Waggoner - Huerfano World - October 7, 1993 - Richard J. (Dick) Waggoner, died September 23, 1993, in Pueblo. Born in Aguilar March 3, 1930, he was raised in Gardener and attended schools there, Walsenburg and Adams State College in Alamosa. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Wanda; a son, Robert, Pueblo; a daughter, Barbara Allen, Manhattan, Kansas; four grandchildren, his mother, Mabel Waggoner, Denver; his step-mother Eunice Waggoner, Englewood, nieces and nephews. Cremation. Private graveside service will be at a later date in the Upper Huerfano Cemetery.

Wagner, Alice
Alice Wagner - Pueblo Chieftain - April 09, 2004 - Alice Wagner, 72, passed away April 5, 2004, in Pueblo. Alice was born and raised in Pueblo. She was employed at the telephone company from the time she graduated high school until she retired many years later. She was a devoted Christian who loved the Lord, her family, friends and people. She supported and partnered with many ministries and spent her life in service, study, prayer and worship to the Lord. Alice was a caregiver who devoted hours of her time taking care of sick family members until their death. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles J. and Frances V. Wagner; sisters, Dolly and Rosemary; her brother, Anton; and her husband, Emanuel Diel. Her survivors include her sisters, Violet (Carl) Hardrick, Loma, Colo., Pearl Martin, Las Cruces, N.M., Frances McArthur, Rosebury, Ore.; brothers; Charles Wagner, Pueblo, John (Clara) Wagner, Artesia, N.M.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. In loving memory of her unselfish life, she will be missed, but her spirit will live inside each and every individual her life has touched, because she had such a positive influence for goodness and fairness to all who knew her. At her request, cremation in the Davis Crematory. A private memorial service is planned, followed by interment in the Imperial Cemetery.

Wagner, Allen
Allen Wagner - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1987 - Allen Wagner of Perryton, Texas, formerly of La Veta and Walsenburg, July 22, 1987. Visitation, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Boies Memorial Chapel. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Sunday, La Veta Cemetery, with the Rev. Gene Schulz officiating. Husband of Ella Mae Wagner, Perryton; father of Allene (Fritz) Kauffman, Perryton, John Andy (Earlene) Wagner, Lone Jack, Mo., and Carolyn (Ed) Angelovich, Rye; brother of, Mary Dixon, La Veta, Herman Wagner, Perryton, and Leata Edge, Hardesty, Okla. Also survived by 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son, Delbert, 1967. The family prefers contributions to the Ronald McDonald House, Amarillo, Texas, or the Walsenburg Mennonite Church.

Wagner, Anneliese M.
Anneliese M. Wagner - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 1999 - Anneliese M. Wagner, 73, passed away June 18, 1999 . Closed casket funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wiley Church of the Brethren, Wiley. Interment, Wiley Cemetery. Open casket visitation from 1-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Wagner, Charlene V.
Charlene V. Wagner - Rocky Mountain News - April 06, 2001 - Charlene V. Wagner, 82, of Lakewood died March 12. Services were March 19. Mrs. Wagner was born in Walsenburg on Nov. 12, 1918. She married John Wagner. She was a retired office assistant. She was a member of Suburbanites. Survivors include her husband; daughters Carol LaRocque and Jo Ann Butzen, both of Lakewood; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Wagner, Derrick J.
Derrick J. Wagner - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2003 - Derrick J. Wagner, 23, born Aug. 24, 1979, passed away March 11, 2003. Survived by his parents, Larry G. and Susie Wagner; brothers, Larry (Betsy) Wagner, Simi Valley, Calif., Aaron and Corey Wagner, both of Denver, Colo., his dog, Buddy; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and numerous friends. Derrick graduated from East High School in 1998. He grew up playing hockey and was MVP at the Colorado Senior All Star Game in 1998. He started his own painting and landscaping business called Wag's Painting and was a member of the Painters Contracting Association. Derrick was a loving and generous person who loved playing jokes and attracted friends wherever he went. He was a devoted son and brother and took care of his mother and family. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, both services at Christ the King Church followed by cremation, Almont Crematory. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Derrick Wagner Memorial Hockey Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home office.

Wagner, Don
Don Wagner - Huerfano World - January 7, 1999 - In Memory of Don Wagner, January 6, 1997. Our thoughts raise up to you on eagles wings. We love you, and miss you. Pat and family.

Wagner, Eva L.
Eva L. Wagner - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 2003 - Eva L. Wagner, 74, went to be with the Lord, Sept. 5, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. Born, March 14, 1929, in Manzanola, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Lucinda Bolin; and a brother, Earl Green. Survived by her daughters, Mary (Allen) Dean, Maxine (Ted) Hall, Cathy Merriam; grandchildren, Shannon, Melanie, Matthew, Kyle, Hallie, Teddy, Don, Chance, Marie; 10 great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Kenneth Green. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Monday, at Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family would like to give special thanks to Trinity Life Gardens.

Wagner, Frances
Frances Wagner - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 1987 - Frances Wagner, 88, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 4, 1987. Mrs. Wagner is survived by nine children, Dolly Barber of Oregon, Rosemary (Manny) Diel of Pueblo, Violet (Carl) Hardrick of Grand Junction, Pearl Martin of New Mexico, Frances (Robert) McArthur of Oregon, Charles Wagner, Anton (Jean) Wagner, Alice Wagner, all of Pueblo, John (Clara) Wagner of New Mexico; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren (48 total descendants). She also is survived by one sister, Marie Mueller of New Mexico. Mrs. Wagner was born July 18, 1898, in Germany. Graveside service was held Friday at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Interment was in Hillcrest, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Please omit flowers and food. Apologies are extended to anyone who would have attended the service if the notice had been published on Friday.

Wagner, Helena Barbara
Helena Barbara Wagner - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 1997 - Helena Barbara Wagner passed away Oct. 29, 1997. Born Sept. 25, 1917, in Pueblo, Colo., graduated from Central High School and attended Southern Colorado State College. Preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Wilhelmine (Trenkenschuh) Gerland, and her husband of 53 years, Dale R. Wagner. Survived by her daughter, Kathleen (Richard) Eriksen, grandchildren, Patrick (Barbara) McCarty II, Seana (Henery) Coen, Jennifer Eriksen and Dale Ericksen and several great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sister, Clara (Edward) Talburt- nephew, Charles (Kathy) Talburt- niece, Patricia (Martin) Shepperdson- and several grand nieces and nephews. Mrs. Wagner retired as a legal assistant and office manager for the State of Colorado and was also the first woman employee of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. She was a member of the YWCA, Denver and National Legal Secretaries Association, Newcomers Club, Capella Club and the Sangre de Cristo Arts Associate. Cremation, Almont Crematory. , Sunday, 3 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel.

Wagner, John V.
John V. Wagner - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 2000 - John V. Wagner died at home in Pueblo on Oct. 13, 2000. John was born June 29, 1911, in Grand Rapids, Mich. He attended school there and graduated from Grand Rapids Junior College in 1931. The economic depression interrupted his educational career and he worked at various office jobs, finally moving to Zuni, N.M., where relatives ran an Indian trading post. He enjoyed the Southwest environment, which influenced all the remainder of his life. In 1940, he left Zuni and returned to school. He attended Northern Illinois College of Optometry, graduating in 1944. He returned to the West and settled in Canon City, Colo., where he practiced optometry until retirement in 1976. John married Louise Nichols Ranson in 1968 and after his retirement they traveled extensively to many parts of the world. He was preceded in death by his wife Louise in 1996. In April of 1999, he married Eva Fowler. His survivors include his wife Eva; sister-in-law Juanita Flanigan; and many nieces, nephews and friends. No public viewing. Cremation has taken place in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Contributions in John's memory can be made to the Pueblo Public Library either direct or through the mortuary.

Wagner, LeRoy
LeRoy Wagner - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 1999 - LeRoy Wagner of Canon City. Service will be on Saturday, April 17, 1999, at 2 p.m., Holt Chapel of the Garden.

Wagner, Marie
Marie (Cameron) Wagner - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 2000 - Marie (Cameron) Wagner, born in New Munich, Minn., April 14, 1915, passed away July 5, 2000, in Lakewood, Colo. Formerly of Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her husbands, William "Scotty" Cameron in 1973 and Ray C. Wagner in 1994. Survived by daughter, Dorothy (Jim) DePaulo, Lakewood, Colo.; and son, Ralph (Sandy) Cameron of Denver, Colo. Grandmother of Gina (Greg) Heidenfelder, Lakewood, Lara (Jonathan) Sandberg, Denver, and Diana and Art Cameron of Denver. Great-grandmother of "Eli" and Emma Rose Heidenfelder, Lakewood, Colo., and Roma and Greta Sandberg, Denver, Colo. Also survived by brother, John Hoppe, Missoula, Mont.; stepson, Mike Wagner, Aurora, Colo.; brother-in-law, Lyle (Virginia) Wagner, Tacoma, Wash.; as well as numerous step-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She came to Pueblo in 1941 and was active in her church, the PTA, bowling, traveling and enjoyed gardening. She moved to Lakewood Estates Retirement Home in 1995 and was a member of Faith United Methodist Church for over 50 years. Funeral service, Tuesday, 10 a.m., Faith United Methodist Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith United Methodist Church.

Wagner, Melvin D.
Melvin D. Wagner - Pueblo Chieftain - December 02, 1998 - Melvin D. Wagner, age 66, formerly of Pueblo, currently of Las Vegas, Nev., passed away Nov. 28, 1998. Mr. Wagner is survived by a son, Michael Dean (Peggy) Martin- daughter, Mrs. Patricia Ann (Ted) Stiles of Parker, Colo.- one sister, Mrs. Carol (Dan) Maulin of Pueblo- brother, Larry (Brenda) Wagner, Amarillo, Texas- four grandchildren- one great-granddaughter- three nieces- two nephews- and six great-nieces and great-nephews. Mr. Wagner was preceded in death by his father, Reinhardt Wagner of Pueblo. Graveside services, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be reached at the home of Mrs. Carol Maulin.

Wagner, Pat L.
Pat L. Wagner - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1986 - Pat L. Wagner, 63, passed away Jan. 10, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Services pending.

Wagner, Relda M.
Relda M. Wagner - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2006 - Relda M. Wagner. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Davis Memorial Chapel. Her cremated remains will be interred in St. Mary Cemetery in Gilbertville, Iowa, next to her husband, Jerome Wagner, who preceded her in death in 1963.

Wagner, Rex M.
Rex M. Wagner - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 1986 - Rex M. Wagner passed away at a local hospital Thursday, July 10, 1986. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Sue Wagner, of the family home in Beulah; children, Mark Wagner, Denver, Tom Wagner and Jill Holmes, Beulah, John Wagner, Boulder. Also survived by four grandchildren, a sister and three brothers, and numerous other relatives and friends. Born July 4, 1922, in Las Animas and had been a longtime Pueblo area resident. Member of the Baptist Church. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Beulah Cemetery, with the Rev. George White officiating. Interment, Beulah Cemetery, Beulah, Colo.

Wagner, Robert G.
Robert G. Wagner - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 1998 - Robert G. Wagner, 82, passed away Dec. 15, 1998. Survived by his wife, Ruth Wagner of Pueblo- children, David (Erma) Wagner of Evergreen, Rick (Beverly) Wagner of Green River, Wyo., Bill Wagner of Cranford, N.J., and Linda Le Sauvage of Freeport Long Island, N.Y.- brother, Charles (Dorothy) Wagner of Cheyenne, Wyo.- brother-in-law, James L. Jim" Hall of Pueblo- 10 grandchildren- nine great-grandchildren- numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his son, James Wagner, in 1991. Born to Earl and Winifred Wagner on Jan. 7, 1916, in Boulder. Robert retired from the Union Pacific Railroad after 32 years of service. Member of St. Christopher Episcopal Church in Cheyenne, Wyo., St. Matthew Episcopal Church in Laramie, Wyo., Junior Old Timers and Brotherhood or Railroad Trainmen. He managed Little Leagues in Laramie for many years. At his request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Annette Brownlee officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or charity of choice, through the funeral home office.

Wagner, Ruth Elizabeth
Ruth Elizabeth Wagner - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 1997 - Ruth Elizabeth Wagner, 83, died Sept. 9, 1997, at Tulsa, Okla. She was born May 10, 1914, in Wichita, Kan., to Edwin Newell and Erma Marie Stough Owens. She graduated from Classen High School, Oklahoma City, in 1932. The family lived for many years in Wichita where Mr. Owens owned the Owens Paper Box Company. In 1933 she married Earle Mills Brown and moved to Holly, Colo., their first home, and later to Pueblo, where Mr. Brown was associated with Brown Lumber Company. Mr. Brown died Dec. 30, 1953. She was married for 21 years to Paul J. Wagner, U.S. Army, Ret., a native of Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Wagner died July 24, 1979. Mrs. Wagner lived in Pueblo for over 30 years. For the last year she had resided in Tulsa, Okla. In Pueblo, she was a member of the former Mesa Presbyterian Church, Lambda Alpha Lambda, Hearthside Study Club, was an active member of the PTA and a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. The Wagners lived for several years in Toledo where both worked at a customs house at Lake Erie Port. Their last home was in Oklahoma City. For the past several years, she had lived in a nursing home. Survivors include two sons, Thomas O. Brown and Lynn Brown- daughters-in-law, Jill Brown and Judi Brown, all of Pueblo- and one daughter, Nancy B. Kroenert, Okmulgee County, Okla. A son, Richard (Dick) E. Brown, Pueblo, died in 1972. She leaves eight grandchildren, George E. Kroenert, Brooklyn, N.Y., Ann K. Laley and Lindy G. Hodges, both of Tulsa, Okla., Marc S. Kroenert, Bixby, Okla., Rene Dallum, Loveland, Tom E. Brown and Gayle L. McMullen, both of Pueblo, and Robyn L. Goble, Golden- six great-grandchildren, Kenda, Mike and Chris Laley, Blake and Alison Hodges, all of Tulsa, Lindsi and Vincent Brown, Pueblo, Megann and Bethanie Kroenert, Bixby, and Tyler and Connor Dallum, Loveland. Also surviving is a sister, Geneva Tiernan, Oklahoma City, and several nephews and nieces. Her younger sister, Ermarie (Toots) Regan of Eugene, Ore., predeceased her. A will be held at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. Father Tom Adrians will perform the service. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make a gift to the Pueblo Alzheimer's Association in Mrs. Wagner's memory.

Wagner, Ruth V.
Ruth V. Hall Wagner - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2001 - Ruth V. Hall Wagner, 90, passed away April 26, 2001. Survived by her sons, David (Erma) Wagner of Evergreen Colo., William Wagner of Cranford, N.J., and Richard (Beverly) Wagner of Green River, Wyo.; brother, James L. "Jim" Hall of Pueblo; sister, Grace Prussing of Albuquerque, N.M.; brother-in-law, Charles (Dorothy) Wagner of Cheyenne, Wyo.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wagner in 1998; son, James "Jim" Wagner in 1991; and daughter, Linda Lasauvage in 2000. Born to James Lafayette and Mazie (nee Wood) Hall on April 28, 1911, in Pueblo, Colo. Ruth attended Pueblo Centennial High School. She was a waitress in Boulder, Denver and Laramie for more than 40 years. She lived in Laramie, Wyo. from 1942 to 1973, moved to Cheyenne 1973-1998 and then back to Pueblo in 1998, residing at Belmont Lodge. Ruth enjoyed needlework, cooking, canning and candy making. Member of the Episcopalian Church. She was actively involved in various school PTA's and was a Cub Scout leader when her children were growing up. Graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2001, at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of donor's choice through the funeral home.

Wagner, Teresa
Teresa Wagner - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 1987 - Teresa Wagner, beloved mother of Edward E. (Frankie) of Pueblo, Robert C. (Barbara) of Clinton, Md., and David A. (Paula) of Temple Hills, Md., passed away in Fredericksburg, Va. Also survived by seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services were held in Clinton, Md., with interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Wagoner, Edward Claude
Edward Claude Wagoner - The Daily Times - December 21, 2004 - Farmington, NM - Edward Claude Wagoner passed away on Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, at his home in Bloomfield, where he was surrounded by his family. He was born in Trinidad, Colo., on Nov. 13, 1925, to Claude E. (Jack) and Ruth Garrison Wagoner. He attended elementary school in Canones, N.M., and high school in Tierra Amarillo and Pueblo, Colo. In 1944, he enlisted as a cadet in the U.S. Army Air Force and was stationed at George Air Force Base in Victorville, Calif. After World War ended and the need for air crews decreased, he was honorably discharged and moved back to New Mexico. In 1952, Ed married Blanche Holmes of Farmington, and they moved to Bloomfield in 1954 where they have lived ever since. Ed worked for Bloomfield Welding, Gas Company of New Mexico and Giant Refinery where he retired in 1980. Ed was the first welding instructor for San Juan College. He served on the Bloomfield City Council from 1973 to 1976, and he served a term as Bloomfield City Mayor from 1976 to 1978. Ed's volunteerism to Bloomfield included four decades of service with the Bloomfield Fire Department, where he was a Life Member of both the BFD and the Tri-State Fireman's Association. He served as chief of the fire department in the early 1970's. In addition, he was a member of the Highway 64 Association, an assistant Boy Scout Leader of Bloomfield Troop 324 and a former Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce President. Ed became a founding member of the First United Methodist Church in Bloomfield and served for five years as chairman of the Administrative Council. During his retirement, Ed served as docent and site steward for Salmon Ruins. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, hunting and fishing. Ed is survived by Blanche, his wife of 52 years; his three children, Laura Howe and her husband Gary, David and his wife Cynthia, and Christina Lazenby and her husband Glen; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m., today, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at the First United Methodist Church, 1105 N. First Street in Bloomfield, with Pastor Kathleen Potter officiating. Burial will follow in Bloomfield Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry Baker, George Duncan, Kelly Erickson, Pat Lucero, Curtis Lynch, Jerry Potter, Claude Warren and Lee Wooderson. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Bloomfield, Northwest New Mexico Hospice or San Juan Medical Foundation. Ed is in the care of Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St., Farmington.

Wagoner, Zachary Luke
Zachary Luke Wagoner - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2000 - Zachary Luke Wagoner, 17, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Oct. 24, 2000. Born Jan. 5, 1983, in Colorado Springs. Preceded in death by his father, Mark Lewis Wagoner; grandparents, Felimon and Frances Casados; grandfather, James I. Wagoner. Survived by his mother, Mary Ann Saenz of Pueblo; sister, Kelly R. Sandoval of Pueblo; brothers, David Scott Sandoval of Pueblo, James Wagoner of Pueblo, Mark Adam Wagoner of Pueblo, Maxwell Saenz of Pueblo; grandmother, Teresa Wagoner of Wichita, Kan.; special nieces, Jessica and Gabriella Sandoval. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Zachary enjoyed football, track, working out, watching movies, sports, and music. Zachary was a senior at South High School. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. today and Friday. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday. Both at Romero Chapel. Rev. Thomas Hinni, celebrant. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after the interment. Donations may be made to the Zachary L. Wagoner Memorial Fund at Pueblo Bank and Trust.

Wahlmeier, Lois E.
Lois E. Wahlmeier - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 1999 - Lois E. Wahlmeier, 91, passed away Feb. 1, 1999. Survived by her children, Bob (Olene) Wahlmeier of Augusta, Ga., and Ron (Irene) Wahlemeier of Reno, Nev.- sister, Mary Yurko of Denver- seven grandchildren- 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, George Wahlmeier in 1960- sister, Gertrude McIntyre- and brother, Henderson McIntyre. Born on Jan. 22, 1908, in Denver. Lois retired as an administrative assistant at Fort Carson. Member of Divine Science Church of Pueblo and Order of Eastern Star. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Earleen Cornell officiating. Private interment at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home.

Wahrle, Anna
Anna Wahrle - Pueblo Chieftain - May 03, 2004 - Anna Wahrle, 92, was born Nov. 21, 1911, in Pueblo, Colo., and passed away May 1, 2004. Anna was a Pueblo native and farmed in the Vineland and Avondale areas. She was a homemaker and avid gardener; she loved jigsaw puzzles and was a collector of figurines. Anna is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Katherine Lundberg; husband, Robert Wahrle; son Robert Wahrle Jr.; twin brother, Clarence; and brother, Frank Lundberg Jr. Anna is survived by her daughter, Irene (William) Sheard; brother, Albert Lundberg, Pueblo; sister, Margaret (Al) Butkovich, Lakewood; grandchildren, Cynthia (Michael) Quilico, Blue Springs, Mo., J. Scott Sheard, Broomfield, Steven Wahrle, Denver, Suzanne Wahrle, Mississippi; great-grandchildren, Stephanie (Randy) Acers, Shane Dermody, Clifton Dermody and Jordan Sheard. In lieu of food, donations can be made to the Al Kaly Shriners general fund. Visitation, noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2004, with funeral service to follow; both at T.G. McCarthy Chapel. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Wahrle, Bonnie L.
Bonnie L. Wahrle - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2006 - Bonnie L. Wahrle passed away Feb. 24, 2006, in Pueblo. Bonnie was born on Feb. 2, 1932, in Cottonwood Falls, Kan., to Walter and Sofie Buffington. She was employed as a secretary for School District No. 70 for many years before her retirement in 1987. She was a member of Tabor Lutheran Church, the Pueblo Walkers Club and the Order of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Walter Jr.; as well as her sisters, Frances Martin and Marjorie Buffington. Her survivors include her husband of 56 years, Richard; sons, Dennis (Lois) Wahrle and Greg (Susan) Wahrle; grandchildren, Christopher (Celeste), Joel, Katharine, Jonathon and Benjamin; brothers, Robert and James Buffington; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Wahrle will lie in state from 2 to 6 p.m. today, at the Davis Mortuary. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2006, Tabor Lutheran Church, 102 E. Orman. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends in the church fellowship hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Bonnie may be made to Tabor Lutheran Church General Fund, or to Brain Tumor.org. Contributions may be made through the mortuary.

Wahrle, Ernest C.
Ernest C. "Ernie" Wahrle - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2001 - Ernest C. "Ernie" Wahrle passed away April 25, 2001, in Pueblo. Ernie was born April 6, 1922, in Avondale to Charles and Cora Nolty Wahrle. He was a 1941 graduate of Lakeside Vineland High School and farmed at Vineland until 1963. He was later employed by the Colorado National Bank and Wells Fargo Armored Car Company. Ernie was an accomplished saxophone player and performed in several area clubs, where he loved to sing and dance. His hobbies included hunting for arrowheads and collecting coins and antiques. He was a big fan of John Deere tractors and old cars. Mr. Wahrle was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Charles Lee Wahrle. He is survived by his daughter, Carolyn (Lynn) Dennison of Salida; his brother, Richard (Bonnie) Wahrle of Pueblo; grandchildren, Stephanie Wilcox, Justin (Tootie) Wilcox of Pueblo, Len (Ashley) Wilcox of Nevada; several great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, including Bernice Tedrow of Pueblo, and a good friend, John Koch. Mr. Wahrle will lie in state from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 30, 2001, at 10 a.m. in the Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway Ave., with Pastor Hal Hartman officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Ernie may be made to the Broadway Christian Church in Pueblo.

Wahrley, Clara P.
Clara P. Wahrley - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 1997 - Clara P. Wahrley passed away July 24, 1997, in Pueblo. She was born on Aug. 1, 1906, in Germany and came to Pueblo with her family in 1909. Clara was employed as a school teacher in School District No. 60 for many years before her retirement. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and the Retired Teachers Association. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Ms. Wahrley will lie in state from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Davis Mortuary. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 28, 1997, in the Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers the family respectfully requests that donations in memory of Clara be made to the charity of your choice.

Wainwright, Maxine
Maxine Delavan Wainwright - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 1998 - Maxine Delavan Wainwright, 87, passed away Sept. 17, 1998. Mrs. Wainwright, mother of three and grandmother of three, was born Dec. 13, 1910, in Tabor, Iowa. She was the daughter of Nelson and Maude Smith Delavan. She graduated from the University of Omaha in 1932 and married Dr. Max Wainwright that same year. Mrs. Wainwright was a school teacher in Irvington, Neb., for three years. Dr. and Mrs. Wainwright settled in Iowa, where Mrs. Wainwright devoted her time to raising her three children and to serving many charitable community organizations. She was a valued member of St. James Methodist Church in Sioux City, Iowa. In 1976, Mrs. Wainwright moved to Pueblo. She will be greatly missed by surviving family members: two sons, Dr. Neil (Lynne) Wainwright of Pueblo and Alan Wainwright of Colorado Springs- one daughter, Carol Grove of Pueblo- and three grandchildren, Nanine Wainwright of Long Island City, N.Y., Carolyn Grove of Pueblo and Marcy Wainwright of Houston, Texas. Services were held in Sioux City, Iowa. Those desiring may make memorials to Animal Welfare.

Wainwright, Nadine
Nadine "Singleton" Wainwright - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2000 - Nadine "Singleton" Wainwright, 70, of Pueblo, passed away April 13, 2000. Survived by her children, Anna (Rich) Concialdi, Michael (Paula) Singleton, Gregory (Cheryl) Singleton, Jeff (Rita) Singleton, Bridget Singleton (John Bibb) and William Wainwright. Also survived by her siblings, Louise Stalcup of Burkesville, Ky., Herman H. (Kay) Stone and Earl G. (Shirley) Stone, both of Pueblo. Also survived by a host of loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Annie and Tooch Stone of Celina, Tenn. Nadine was well known for her cooking in her younger years and in the later years of her life she enjoyed her daily phone visits and meals with her family, who will greatly miss her. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Wait, James T.
James T. Wait - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 1999 - James T. Wait, 46, of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 3, 1999. Survived by his wife, Patricia- three children, Brandon, Jared and Opal Wait- three stepchildren, Joe (Letty) Bergeon, Lisa (Dan) Knichel and Glenn Chavis Jr.- two sisters, Pam Woodstone, Wilma Jean (Pete) Vasquez- one brother, Bill Woodstone- five grandchildren. Family being received at 1631 E. 12th St. At his request, cremation, no services or viewing.

Wait, Thomas Willie Washington
Thomas Willie Washington "Bill" Wait - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 1997 - Thomas Willie Washington "Bill" Wait, born to the union of William S. Wait and Elizabeth L. Smith Wait, May 1, 1924, at Radley, Colo. Preceded in death by father and mother and two brothers. Survived by brother, Dewey D. (Louise) Wait, Campo, Colo.- sister, Ruby (Eddie) Wilden, Olivehurst, Calif.- children, Wilma Jean Stevens, Pine Harbor, Texas, and James T. (Pat) Wait, Pueblo- numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, friends and relatives. At his request no service. Cremation. Arrangements by Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Wakeham, Claudia
Claudia Blodwen (Bobbie) Wakeham - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2000 - Claudia Blodwen (Bobbie) Wakeham passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Weldon Wakeham; her mother and father, Blodwen and Claude Lauthern; and her brother, Bert Lauthern. She is survived by her sisters, Dolores K. Nelson and her twin sons, Richard and Randall Nelson, and their families, and her sister, Patricia J. Stuart and her two daughters, Karen J. Stevenson and Sharon J. Knifton, and their families, all of California. Claudia was employed at the CF&I in their offices as a key punch operator until her retirement. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in her memory. Claudia will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Saturday.

Wakely, Ellsworth
Judge Ellsworth Wakely - Trinidad Enterprise – February 11, 1880 – Silver Cliff, February 7. – Hon. Ellsworth Wakely, an old and eminent member of the Colorado bar, and an ex-Judge of Michigan, died here this morning of erysipelas.

Wakley, Betty J.
Betty J. Wakley - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2002 - Betty J. Wakley, 71, passed away May 29, 2002. Preceded in death by her infant children, Cheryl Lynn Wakley and Phillip Richard Wakley. Survived by her husband, William E. Wakley Sr.; children, William E. (Patricia) Wakley Jr., Michelle Ann Wakley, all of Pueblo, and Jonathan Andrew (Carrie) Wakley of Caρon City, Colo.; grandchildren, Christi, Deanna and William; and great-grandchildren, Kali and Logan; brothers, Theodore (Dawn) Hewlett, New York, N.Y., Richard (Jean) Hewlett, Ferguson, Mo., and James (Mary) Hewlett, Caρon City, Colo.; and sisters, Helen (Bob) Kessenick, Torrance, Calif., Geraldine (James) Amos, Sun City, Fla., and June (Ben) Ellis, Rapid City, S.D. Betty was born Feb. 25, 1931, in St. Louis, Mo., and was a longtime Leadville resident. As per her request, there will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Walby, Hugh
Hugh "Richard" Walby - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2005 - Hugh "Richard" Walby, 56, of Pueblo died Nov. 23, 2005. He was born Aug. 4, 1949, in Pueblo, to Hugh and Charlotte Walby. Richard was born and raised in Pueblo and graduated from Central High School. Richard served in the Army during the Vietnam War and worked as a "hod" carrier for 28 years. He loved to watch the sunset and NASCAR racing. He also loved to fish and listen to the "Blues." Richard is survived by his wife and best friend Pamela Walby, Pueblo; his mother, Charlotte, Pueblo; brother, Gerald (Cathy) Walby, Pueblo; his buddy (niece), Misty (Toby) Bethel, Florence; and numerous other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Hugh Raymond Walby in 1980. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, at The Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Walby, Hugh T.
Hugh T. Walby - Blue Valley Times - August 23, 1912 - Hugh T. Walby, aged fifty-six years, a resident of Pueblo County for thirty-five years, died at Pueblo. He crossed the plains with an ox team.

Walby, James W.
James W. Walby - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 2002 - James W. Walby, 62, passed away Oct. 2, 2002. Survived by his mother, Doris Mass, Pueblo; sisters, Linda (Kenny) Rider, Pueblo, and Deanna Brady, Golden, Colo.; brother, Frank Mass; aunts, Evelyn Mattarocci, Vivian Kennedy and Charlotte Walby, all of Pueblo; uncle, David Cox, Hobert, Ind.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Also survived by his special friend, Dani, and her son, who brought much joy into his life. Preceded in death by his father, Harlon W. Walby; sister, Harliene Coppola; and stepfather, Frank Mass Jr. Born Dec. 2, 1939, in Pueblo, James was a member of West Street Baptist Church and enjoyed reading his Bible, riding the bus and going to Wal-Mart to shop and visit with his friends. Special thanks to Dale, staff and friends at Eddie's House. He will lie in state at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Douglas E. Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorials to West Street Baptist Church through the funeral home.

Wald, Hannah
Hannah Wald - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 1987 - Hannah Wald achieved 101 when she passed away Jan. 12, 1987. She was the mother of Roberta Allman of Pueblo, Private services will be held later. At family request cremation. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Waldenmeyer, Edgar A.
Edgar A. Waldenmeyer - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 1987 - Edgar A. Waldenmeyer, 71, passed away at Parkview Episcopal Hospital on Oct. 24, 1987. Mr. Waldenmeyer is survived by his wife, Edith A. Waldenmeyer; two sons, James Robert (Sue) Waldenmeyer, Kenneth Waldenmeyer, both of Pueblo; and two daughters, Janice (Mike) Hildreth, of South Barrington, Ill., and Karen (John) Skoczen of Ordway. He also is survived by seven grandchildren. Mr. Waldenmeyer was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on May 13, 1916. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Waldenmeyer retired in 1983 from Industrial Gas Products. He was a member of Parkhill Baptist Church. Visitation, noon until 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1987, at Imperial Chapel with the Rev. Leaon Griswold officiating. Interment, Devotion, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to Christian Radio Station (KERP) through the funeral home office.

Waldorf, Rita Laraine
Rita Laraine Waldorf – The Daily Camera - October 24, 2004 - Boulder, CO - Rita Laraine Waldorf, Aug. 11, 1948 — Oct. 18, 2004. Rita Laraine Waldorf of Boulder, formerly of La Veta, died of complications of Parkinson's disease Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at Peaks Care Center, Longmont. She was 56. The daughter of Tito Sanchez and Elvira Torres Sanchez, she was born Aug. 11, 1948, in Frederick. She married David Ayon in 1966 in Denver. They divorced. She married Tim Waldorf in 1976 in Boulder. They divorced. She graduated from Arvada West High School. Mrs. Waldorf worked for the environmental services department at Rocky Flats and as a buyer for Ideal Market. Mrs. Waldorf traveled extensively, enjoying her trips to Europe and Southeast Asia, and living in the Middle East. "She enjoyed exhibiting genuine kindness to all whom she met," her family said. Survivors include a son, Shaun Ayon of Highlands Ranch; one daughter, Renae Arthur of Longmont; former husband, Tim Waldorf of La Veta; six brothers, Benny Sanchez, Michael Sanchez, Bobby Sanchez, Davey Sanchez, Joey Sanchez and Joseph Sanchez; and three sisters, Molly Longoria, Margie Dominguez and Linda Paiz; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Eddie Sanchez. Services were held. Howe Mortuary of Longmont was in charge of arrangements.

Waldrip, Betty K.
Betty K. Waldrip - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 1999 - Betty K. Waldrip passed away on Jan. 9, 1999, in Pueblo. She was born in Canton, Ohio, on March 17, 1910, and had lived in Pueblo since 1930. Mrs. Waldrip was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur, in 1978, and a son, Barry, in 1974. She is survived by her son, Ronald (Karen Ashcroft) Waldrip- a daughter, Susan (John) Metsker, both of Pueblo- daughter-in-law, Doris McCormick of Littleton- sisters, Jean Zellers and Mary Louise Gordon, both of California- grandchildren, Robin (Dave) Bratina, Chuck Waldrip, Darick Waldrip, Brad Waldrip, Jana (Jim) Duran and Tracy Metsker, Brittany and Blake McCormick- great-grandchildren, Noelle Waldrip and Jacob Duran- and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Waldrip will lie in state on Monday from 1 to 6 p.m. Services will be Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, at 2 p.m. in the Bethel United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Long officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Waldrip may be made to the YWCA in Pueblo, either directly or through the mortuary.

Waldschmidt, Loren Thomas
Loren Thomas Waldschmidt - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 2006 - Loren Thomas Waldschmidt, 60, of Hayesville, N.C., went to be with the Lord on March 6, 2006, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by Anne, his wife of 22 years; his son, Kyle Waldschmidt; and daughter, Laurel Shafer, both of New Port Richey, Fla. The rest of his immediate family lives here in Colorado. His parents are Walton and Dorothy Waldschmidt, longtime residents of Rye. Siblings are Rita Kurchinski of Pueblo, Paul (Pam) Waldschmidt of Colorado City, John (Tagna) Waldschmidt of Canon City, Loretta (Michael) Crino and Phyllis Regalmuto of Colorado Springs. He is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by all. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2006, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Rye, Colo., officiated by Fr. Marvin Kapushion for all who wish to attend.

Walin, Bertha P.
Bertha P. Walin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 1999 - Bertha P. Walin of Pueblo passed away Dec. 7, 1999. She is survived by her grandchildren, Dixie (Ron) Keck and Dennis Benson; great-grandchildren, Shannon (Kirk) Pike and Rocky (Karrie) Keck; and three great-great-grandchildren. Cremation with a memorial service, 10 a.m. on Friday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers.

Walk, James Edward
James Edward Walk - Huerfano World Journal - May 15, 2009 - James Edward Walk, age 59, 202 Indiana Avenue, Walsenburg, CO, passed on May 5, 2009. Cremation Pueblo West. Funeral service will be held in Phoenix, Arizona. Jim was born in Scott City, Kansas on 6/12/49, to Doris Elaine and Lloyd Irving Walk Jr. He was the middle of three brothers, Howard and Larry Walk. He graduated from East High in Phoenix, Arizona, and went on to serve in the U.S. Navy, aboard the USS Saratoga until 1972. Jim was the father of three children, Brandy M. Bond, Thomas C. Holmes, and Jeremy J. Walk. Jim is survived by his former wife of 14 years, Sally A. Simmons; his children; grandchildren, Audrianna M. Bond, America J. Walk, and Thomas C. Holmes, Jr.; and his mother, brothers, and countless cousins, aunts and uncles and in-laws. He was an avid fisherman, and loved to play his guitar, and had his own small business in Phoenix for 30 years. Near the end of his life he lived in Walsenburg, Colorado with his mother and eldest brother, until the end of his journey on Earth. He was a good and simple man, who will be sorely missed by many. We love you Caveman, until we meet again. Bon Voyage.

Walk, Phyllis B.
Phyllis B. Walk - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 1998 - Phyllis B. Walk of Colorado Springs passed away Aug. 8, 1998, at her home. Memorial Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1998, at Community Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee Ave., in Manitou Springs, Colo. Blunt Mortuary in Colorado Springs is handling arrangements. Blunt Mortuary, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80904

Walker, Christine R.
Christine R. Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 02, 2002 - Passed away Dec. 30, 2001, in Pueblo. Christine was born in Pueblo on May 4, 1919, to Floyd and Nell Ciruli. She was employed as a bartender in area restaurants for 50 years and received national recognition for her accomplishments as such. Christine loved to be around people and her pets and will be sadly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Robert Walker; two sisters, Dorothy Tuttoilmondo and Betty Deakins; and nephews Ricky Moreschini and Norman Zullo. She is survived by her siblings, Gene (Romona) Ciruli and Donna (Leo) Moreschini, both of Pueblo. and Floyd (K.K.) Ciruli of Denver; as well as her nieces and nephews, Pamela Ciruli, Daryl Ciruli, Renee Ciruli, Rob Pike, Raymond (Trish Gray) Moreschini, Rhonda (Bob) King and Rae Deane (Shane) Gebbink; numerous great-nieces and nephews and other relatives and many friends. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. There will be no public viewing. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Jan 4, 2002, at 7 p.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 Aspen Road. The family may be contacted at the home of Leo and Donna Moreschini.

Walker, Elden H.
Elden H. Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2004 - Elden H. Walker, 79, passed away Jan. 15, 2004. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth N. Walker; and his parents, Samuel A. and Elsie Walker. He is survived by his children, Richard W. Walker of Pueblo, Cheryl Rinkle, also of Pueblo, Gary L. Walker of Denver, Ronald A. Walker of Parker, Colo.; his grandchildren, Cindi, Sam (Tina), Scott, Deanna (Jed) and Susie (Clint); and his great-grandchildren, Ashley, Faith and Paige. Mr. Walker was a member of IBEW Local No. 12, and the owner of E&R Electric. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Elden's name to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the American Diabetes Foundation in care of the funeral home.

Walker, Elvin O.
Elvin O. Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 2000 - Elvin O. Walker of Fruita, Colo., and a longtime Denver resident, died on March 5, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. He was 73. A graveside service will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery on Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at 3:00 p.m. Mr. Walker was born March 20, 1926, in St. Francis, Kan. He spent most of his childhood in the Maywood, Neb., area. Elvin served in the U.S. Army from 1944-1946. On May 29, 1950, he married Marjorie F. Schwartzbeck. Elvin worked for the U.S. Mint in Denver for 25 years. He moved to the Grand Junction area in 1995. A son, Richard of Pueblo; daughter, Janet of Fruita; sister, Marjorie of California; and three grandchildren survive him.

Walker, Ernestine L.
Ernestine L. "Tina" Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 1999 - Ernestine L. "Tina" Walker, 73, departed this life April 30, 1999, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born Jan. 15, 1926, in Oklahoma City. She had been a Pueblo resident for the past 52 years. She married Brother Joseph P. Walker, July 6, 1945, in Vallejo, Calif. Together, they owned and operated "Bro Walkers Bar B Que Palace" on the Mesa for many years until their health caused retirement. Mrs. Walker is past Worthy Matron Order of Eastern Star, Star of Pueblo No. 5 (PHA), Lady Centurion of Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, outstanding member for Pueblo County Voter judge. She loved to walk, also make various handicrafts, reading and actively participating in church and community functions. She lobbied to get the senior citizen towers located in Bessemer Park. Preceded in death by her parents, Robert L. and Mozalla McQuriter Ross-sisters, Bobbie Jean Stanton, Christy Burton, Lillie Mae Cheatum. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband of 53 years, Joseph P. Walker Sr. of the family home- children, Joseph P. Walker Jr., Thornton, Colo., Brenda G. Camp, Charleston, W.Va., Debra V. (Van) Walker-Taylor, Pueblo, Wanda L. (Derwin) Robinson, Japan, Julie A. "Tillie" Walker, Pueblo- a sister, Charlene Thompson, Los Angeles, Calif.- 14 grandchildren, Michael P. (Joy) Walker, Brian K. Golden, Scott A. Walker, Shannon D. (Ray) Jackson, Denise L. Golden, Trevor J. Miles, Franklin J. Camp, Sonja D. (Otis) Davis, Tiffany D. Miles, William A. Camp, Christina M. Camp, Teron L. Johnson, Derwin Sheldon Robinson Jr., Julie A. Johnson- 10 great-grandchildren- other relatives and friends. Visitation, Wednesday, Angelus Chapel, noon until 7 p.m. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, First African Episcopal Methodist Church, Mesa and Pine Streets, Rev. A. Charles Langston officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tina L. Walker Foundation co Centennial Bank of Pueblo. Family will receive friends at 1410 Cedar St.

Walker, Ethel
Ethel Walker – Pueblo Indicator – January 8, 1916 – Deaths and Funerals –Mrs. Ethel Walker, wife of Bernard L. Walker, died at her home in Rye, Colo., after an illness of several weeks. Her remains were brought here and the funeral was Tuesday morning at 8:30 from the McCarthy funeral chapel and St. Patrick's church at 9 o'clock. Interment at Roselawn.

Walker, Eva M.
Eva M. Walker – Summit County Journal – September 30, 1899 – Children Were Crushed – Distressing Collision on the D. & R. G. Near Canon City – Denver, Sept. 25. – A special to the Republican says: Six lives were snuffed out in a twinkling by the collision of a Judson excursion train with a fast freight, at Reno, four miles out of Canon City, on the Denver & Rio Grande railroad, at 4:08 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Two are fatally and eight more or less seriously injured. A misinterpretation of orders, or a blunder, the blame for which has not been fixed, is responsible for the catastrophe. The Judson excurision train, bound from Chicago to San Francisco, left Pueblo at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. This train consisted of an empty passenger coach and two tourist sleeping cars, both of which were filled with passengers, most of them bound for their homes in the West. The excursion train was drawn by a monster Mogul engine. At Florence orders were received to meet a fast freight train at Reno, four miles west of that place. An east-bound narrow gauge freight train received orders at Canon City to meet the excursion train at Reno. The siding was reached and passed by the freight which was gliding along down grade at a high rate of speed. The road winds through the tortuous Arkansas valley with many curves and turns. The excursion train was speeding along toward the siding under full head of steam. The passengers on the excursion train were admiring the beautiful scenery. Upon the platform of the forward sleeping car stood a group of children under the care of their elders. Simultaneous shrieks from two locomotives, the reversal of levers, a leap for life by two engineers and two firemen and then a crash. The two monster iron horses solidly interlocked marked the center of a heap of debris. Those killed are: Eva M. Walker, aged 12, Westford, Massachusetts; Eugenie B. Judkins, aged 12, Spokane, Washington; Addie F. Judkins, aged 10, Spokane, Washington; George H. Judkins, aged 6, Spokane, Washington; Merville Wills, aged about 10, son of Mrs. Effie Wills, who was fatally injured, Los Angeles, California; F. Salter, manager of the excursion, Boston. The anguish of parents bereaved of their children was distressing to see. So great was the force of the collision that the boiler of the big passenger engine formed a coat for that of the smaller engine. The day coach was jammed back into the middle sleeper nearly half its length, and cars loaded with ore are piled up in a mass of ruins. The tender of 574, the freight engine, lies across the track with one end resting on a box car. The disaster occurred on the identical spot where a similar though less serious collision happened last winter. The track passed under a high bluff, which forms one bank of the river.

Walker, Evalyn
Evalyn Capps Walker - Huerfano World - February 13, 1992 - Huerfano author dies at 95 - Funeral service for Evalyn Capps Walker of La Veta was Wednesday from First Baptist Church in La Veta. Mrs. Walker, 95, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1992 in Happy Care Home in La Veta. A Huerfano native, she was named "Woman of the Century" by the Huerfano County Historical Society in 1986. Born Sept. 28, 1896 in Walsenburg at the home of her aunt, Leon Labrie, she was the last of eight children of Samuel John and Amelia Strange Capps, early pioneers of the county. Her early education was from a governess at the family ranch in the Santa Clara region. After the family moved to La Veta in 1906, Mrs. Walker attended school there until transferring to Huerfano County High School in Walsenburg where she graduated. She entered Colorado State Teachers College in Greeley and earned her life certificate for teaching in 1918. A year later she began her teaching career in a one-room frame school near Capps Junction. She taught in the Osgood School in Rouse for four years and was principal for two years. In 1924 she began a 10-year tenure as teacher and principal in the Walsen School District. She retired from teaching in 1934 when she married Bill L. Walker. Mrs. Walker was actively involved in many political, social and community activities. She was a member of the La Veta School Board for 27 years. She belonged to the Huerfano County Cowbelles, Spanish Peaks Garden Club, American Legion, Tuesday Night Study Club, First Baptist Church of La Veta, Southern Colorado Chapter of the Territorial Daughters, Colorado and Huerfano County Historical Societies and Mariposa Chapter No. 63, Order of Eastern Star, of which she was a 73-year member and past matron. Local history was one of Mrs. Walker's favorite topics. She was the historian of the La Veta Baptist Church and authored That Old Time Religion, a book chronicling the church's origin and early history. She was also the author of School Days in La Veta about the first 100 years of education in the town. She was the motivator and editor of the four-volume Pioneers of the Territory of Southern Colorado published by the Territorial Daughters. She is survived by her daughter, Billie Walker Spalding/Meisinger, Kenai, AK; four grandchildren, William "Chip" Spalding, J. Dale Spalding, Kimery K. Spalding and Audra Thompson; four great-grandchildren, Loyd Ray and Ashley Messer, James T. "Kelly" Spalding and Christina Winters; nieces and nephews, Claudia Capps, dear companion, Sam Capps, Gene Vories, Lula Benson, Gail Frick, Edith Lynch, Jasper Bruce, Louis Behrmann and Francis Bruce and many great nieces and nephews. Following the funeral service in La Veta, she was buried in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg. Boies Almont Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Walker, Harold Lee
Harold Lee Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 1999 - Harold Lee Walker, 68, passed away May 10, 1999, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Mr. Walker was born June 27, 1930, in La Junta. His parents, Ray L. and Esther Williams Walker preceded him in death. Harold was a resident of the Wayside Cross Gospel Rescue Mission at 728 W. Fourth Street, where he often led the chapel music, and was the unofficial greeter of each and every visiting minister at chapel services. Harold was also well-known to the various merchants of the Midtown Shopping Center where he would do little odd jobs., 2 p.m. Monday, May 17, 1999, in the Sanctuary of the First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford Ave., Rev. Thomas S. Bond, officiating. In your charity, donations to the Wayside Cross Gospel Rescue at P.O. Box 4039,Pueblo, Colo., 81003, in memory of Harold Lee Walker.

Walker, James B.
James B. Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2005 - James B. Walker, passed away at his home in Burlington WA. with wife Terry, son Jimmy (Carol), grandsons Ryan and Wyatt and brother Douglas Walker of Pueblo at his bedside. Survived also by sisters Carole McKenney, Pueblo and Donna Collins, Mt. Sterling, KY. Predeceased by parents, Clayton and Evelyn Walker.

Walker, James H.
James H. Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 7, 1958 - James H. Walker, passed away at home of his daughter, Mrs. Ernest Marrone, Lane 20, Box 34, Monday night. He was the husband of Mrs. Mattie A. Walker and father of Wallace Walker, Pueblo; Mrs. L. L. Day, California; Mrs. Ernest Marrone, Pueblo, and Charles Clark of Fayetteville, Ark. He was the brother of Joe Walker, Dahalonega, Ga., and Gorden Walker of Copper Hill, Tenn. He had nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Mr. Walker was a member of Mt. Carmel Church, United Spanish War Veterans, Camp Stewart No. 3. and had been a resident of Pueblo since 1910. Rosary services will be held Wednesday night at 7:30 in Mt. Carmel Church. Requiem high mass 9 a.m. Thursday. Interment will follow in Resurrection Addition to Valhalla Memorial Park.

Walker, Joseph John
Joseph John Walker - The Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1955 - Services and Interment, San Francisco, Calif.

Walker, Joseph P. Sr.
Joseph P. Walker Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 2001 - Our cherished father, friend, and beloved "Bro Walker" was called home to be with the Lord on July 2, 2001. Joseph P. Walker Sr., "King of Bar-B-Que," was born July 18, 1924, in Wheelock, Texas, to the union of Peter C. and Nancy Walker. A graduate of Kemp High in Bryan, Texas, Bro Walker earned his certificate of completion as an electrician at Mare Island. A Pueblo resident for the past 54 years, he is preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Ernestine L. "Tina" Walker. Together they owned and operated "Bro Walker's Bar-B-Que Palace" on the Mesa for more than 25 years, before ill health forced their retirement. Mr. Walker's dedication, time and patience to his bar-b-que business was an avenue for many Puebloans to receive their first job. Bro Walker was retired from CF&I, where he was employed for 33 years. In faithful membership to Bethlehem Baptist Church, Bro Joe served as Music Department Director, Sunday School teacher and deacon. Bro Walker's talent and love for vocal music inspired and blessed all who admired his rich bass voice. He formulated the group "Open Hearth Quartet" and they performed throughout the city. Bro Walker was a wonderful asset to the community. He served as a member of Eureka Lodge F&AM and was honored by PACCO for his business contributions. He leaves to celebrate his life his sister, Majorie Peterson, Bryan, Texas; children, Joseph P. Walker Jr., Thornton, Colo., Brenda G. Camp, Charleston, W.Va., Debra W. (Vannie) Taylor, Pueblo, Colo., Wanda L. (Derwin) Robinson, Waco, Texas, and Julie Walker (Richard) Johnson, Pueblo; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Romero Chapel. Funeral services, 11 a.m. Saturday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rev. F.L. Chandler officiating. At Bro Walker's request, cremation will follow service. Family will receive friends at Cole Fellowship Hall after the service.

Walker, Lulu Odessa
Lulu Odessa (Stella) Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 1963 - Lulu Odessa (Stella) Walker, Sept. 25. Late of local rest home. Sister of Arthur B. Walker, Pueblo, and Mrs. Lee E. Ellis, Orovada, Nev. A resident of Pueblo for the past 75 years. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. W.C. Lasater, pastor of Bruner Park Evangelical United Brethren Church, officiating. To Mountain View.

Walker, Mae Cecelia
Mae Cecelia O'Brien Walker – Orange County Register – November 28, 1990 – Mae C. Walker of Anaheim, a retired credit clerk, died Monday. Visitation from 4-8 p.m. today at Backs-Kaulbars, Baggott & Schact of Anaheim Mortuary. Vigil at 7:30 p.m. today at the mortuary chapel. Services 9 a.m., Thursday at St. Pius V Church, Buena Park. Burial at Calvary Cemetery, East Los Angeles. Survived by her sisters Ida Crier (sic - Krier) of Yorba Linda and Margaret McLaughlin of Montana.

Walker, Merle Edna
Merle Edna Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2000 - Merle Edna Walker, born May 31, 1921, in Clay Center, Kansas, went to be with the Lord Jan. 14, 2000. Merle enjoyed the out of doors, wildlife, ranch and dairy life. She was very well versed in the Bible and enjoyed the PVBC Joy fellowship monthly meetings. She had a green thumb and enjoyed her indoor plants, fish aquarium, raising pigeons, rabbits and chickens. She was always ready to help anyone in need. Merle worked at P.A.D. during the war packing orders for overseas, at Fox Vilet filling medical orders, also numerous other jobs during her lifetime. She was also very talented in art and embroidery and crocheting afghans. Preceded in death by her parents, Goldie Retta Walker and Earl Elmont Walker; twin brother Earl Edgar Walker and brother Kenneth Lee Walker. She is survived by her two sisters, Viola Darras and Dorothy (Marion) Burry; and brother, Stanley R. (Peggy) Walker. Also survived by her aunt, Dorothy Burgin, and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Walker, Mildred L.
Mildred L. Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 1999 - Mildred L. Walker, age 78, passed away May 20, 1999. Predeceased by her husband, Ray Walker- daughter, De Anna Breen- and two brothers. Survived by her daughter, Phyllis (Gerald) Cage- son, Rex (Sherri) Walker- sister, Dorothy Armstrong- and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Viewing, noon to 5p.m. Saturday. Visitation, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Graveside service, Monday, 10 a.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Walker, Nancy E.
Nancy E. Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2004 - Nancy E. Walker, 65, passed away June 23, 2004. Survived by her husband, William Allen Walker; daughter, Mary Beth (Gary) Walker-Messer of Riverton, Wyo.; siblings, William S. (Elza) Hieronymus Jr. of Sal Palo, Brazil, and Gardner D. (Rose) Hieronymus of Somerset, Ky.; grandchildren, Raymond Messer, Brad Messer, Josh (Kayla) Messer, Carol Walker and William Messer; great-grandson, Andrew James Messer; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her siblings, Thomas Rector Hieronymus and Mary Susan Seay. Nancy was born Sept. 5, 1938, in St. Helens, Ky. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Fidelity No. 144 OES and White Shrine. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at First Baptist Church, Ninth and Grand, with Pastor Wayne Dvirnak officiating. Eastern Star Service by Fidelity No. 144 OES. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a youth group of donor's choice in time or money or District 60 Music Program, through the funeral home.

Walker, Ned W.
Ned W. Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 2003 - Ned W. Walker passed away Oct. 6, 2003, in Pueblo. Ned was born April 11, 1915, in Central City, Neb., to Emmet and Effie Doan Walker and has lived in this area almost all his life. He was employed as a conductor for the A.T. & S. F. Railroad for many years before retiring in 1975. Ned was a member of the Central Christian Church, South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM, Al Kaly Shrine, BPO Elks No. 90, OES Adah Chapter No. 34, having served twice as Worthy Patron, Laurel Court No. 16 Order of Amaranth, serving as Past Grand Royal Patron and the United Transportation Union. Mr. Walker was preceded in death by brothers, Roy, Lee, Max, Rex and Ray Walker; and a sister, Lucile Henson. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marian Walker; a sister, Betty (Charles) Kissell of Washington; brother-in-law, Tom Walter; sister-in-law, Sarah Guthridge; and several nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, in the Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson Ave. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery with burial rites by South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM. Donations in memory of Mr. Walker may be made to the Al Kaly Shrine Transportation Fund directly or through the mortuary.

Walker, Percy
Percy Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 1998 - Percy Walker, 67, departed this life Jan. 11, 1998, at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. Born Dec. 9, 1930, in Belle Alliance, La. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Graduated from Southern University, Baton Rouge, La., and Colorado State University. Retired from teaching in School District 60. Member of Eighth Street Baptist Church where he served on the deacon board and taught Sunday school. Member of Pueblo branch MDBO MDNM of NAACP, both CSU Alumni and Southern University Alumni. Percy enjoyed fishing, traveling and reading. Preceded in death by parents, Louis Brent, Agnes Moore Walker- a brother, Walter Mack- grandmother, Opelia Moore- and wife, Angelis Walker. Percy leaves to cherish his memory son, Gregory (Daphine) Walker, Pueblo- daughter, Adrienne Walker, Colorado Springs- siblings, Ruth (William) Bones, Tacoma, Wash., Mary (Alfred) Terry, Napoleionville, La., Willa Horn, Maywood, Ill., Louis (Addie) Frent, Gautier, Miss.- numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Eighth Street Baptist Church, Rev. Joe L. Morrison, officiating. Interment, First Israel B.C. Cemetery, Belle Alliance, La.

Walker, Rex E.
Rex E. Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2002 - Age 81, born Feb. 11, 1921, passed away April 25, 2002. Survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Vivian Walker; daughter, Debora (Gabriel) Castro; brother, Ned (Marian) Walker; and sister, Betty (Charles) Kissell; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Effie Walker; brothers, Max, Lee, Ray and Roy Walker; and sister, Lucile Shannon. Rex was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force having served in India-Burma as a flight engineer. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He retired from Mountain Bell in 1981. Rex was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 31, BPOE No. 90, Telephone Pioneers of America, Bulldog Club of America and of Denver and Colorado Springs and the VFW No. 3641. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association in his memory.

Walker, Thurman
Thurman Walker - Wray Rattler - November 20, 1908 - A coroner's jury held an inquest Monday over the remains of Thurman Walker, murdered near Lepesta, Pueblo County, August 19th, and whose remains were recovered several weeks later. The jury held Cleveland Nunn responsible for the crime. He is in jail at Pueblo awaiting trial, having made a confession.

Walker, William
William Walker - Yampa Leader - November 7, 1903 - Denver, Nov. 3 - A news special from Trinidad last night says: While running at the rate of forty miles an hour, passenger train No. 6, on the Santa Fe, was wrecked on a curve this morning, four and one-half miles east of Thatcher, thirty-nine miles east of Trinidad. William Walker, the fireman, of La Junta, was killed, and Engineer J. Posz (Post?) was badly scalded. It is stated that the wreck was caused by the spreading of the rails. This was the regular Denver-Kansas express, which since Saturday's wreck at Fowler, has been coming from Pueblo to Trinidad over the Denver & Rio Grande and Colorado & Southern, going from this city over the main line to La Junta. The engine and four of the cars left the track. The engine turned over on it s left side just out of a cut. The engineer felt the engine going and applied the air, thus probably saving the balance of the train. The fireman was breaking coal in the front of the tender, and was mashed between the boiler head and the tender, the water and steam pouring out on him from the broken pipes, scalding the head from the body. He suffered terrible agony, but died in about ten minutes. The engineer was pitched over the top of the boiler, falling on the left side of the cab, and crawled out from there with his clothing saturated with boiling water. A Chicago dispatch says: A reward of $5,000 has been offered by the management of the Santa Fe Railroad for evidence sufficient to convict the persons guilty of wrecking train No. 6 on October 30th. This action is the beginning of a campaign by the company by which it is hoped to make train holdups a serious matter for those who attempt them.

Walker, William
William Walker - Brandon Bell - February 12, 1915 - Mine Cars Crush two Men - Walsenburg - Joseph Felthager, foreman at the Walsen mine, and William Walker, a negro [sic] digger, were struck by mine cars that broke loose from an empty trip entering the Walsen mine. Both men leave families. Felthager was in the employ of the company for fifteen years. William Riding, a miner, was seriously injured at the Walsen mine when a rock fall hit him on the head. George Nenos, a Greek miner, lost his hand when a rock fall caught his hand at the edge of a Walsen mine car that he was pushing onto the main slope track.

Walker, William
William "Billy" Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 2001 - William "Billy" Walker, originally of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 6, 2001, in Denver. Billy was preceded in death by brothers, Jason and Danny Walker; and grandfather, Mat Oreskovich. He is survived by his son, Britton Walker; mother and stepfather, Susan and Tom Milner; father, Carl Walker; sister, Kimberly (Terry) Ferguson; brother, David Walker; grandparents, Joy and Don Blair, Rita and Buster Fawkes and George and Alice Milner; as well as numerous other relatives and extended family. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001 at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Walker, William Allen
William Allen Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2004 - William Allen Walker, 68, passed away July 12, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by his daughter, Mary Beth (Gary) Walker-Messer of Riverton, Wyo.; grandchildren, Raymond Messer, Brad Messer, Josh (Kayla) Messer, Carol Walker and William Messer; great-grandson, Andrew James Messer; stepbrother, David (Maria) Stainbrook; and stepsister, Diane Moore, both of California. Also survived by very close cousins; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Nancy, on June 23, 2004. Allen was born May 7, 1936, in Hot Springs, N.M. and lived with his aunts and uncles from 2 until 12 years old. He proudly served as a U.S. Marine during the Korean Conflict and retired from CF&I Caster Mill after 35 years of service. There will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or charity of donor's choice, through the funeral home.

Wallace, Corey James
Corey James Wallace - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2001 - Corey James Wallace, 41, a former resident of Beulah, Colo., went peacefully to be with the Lord on June 20, 2001. He was born Dec. 12, 1959, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked in construction much of his life. He was also a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Mesa, Ariz. He is survived by his mother, Yvonne Trask of Mesa, Ariz.; brothers, Bob (Julie) of Mesa, and Terry (JoLynn) of Hemet, Calif.; grandmother, Aileen McCormick of Canada; longtime special friend, Sandy Noll of Colorado Springs; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at Imperial Memorial Gardens on Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Hospice of the Valley, 2222 Dobson Road, Mesa, AZ 85202 in his memory.

Wallace, Delbert L.
Delbert L. Wallace - Pueblo Chieftain - August 02, 2000 - Delbert L. Wallace, 77, of 29501 Road 5.5, Las Animas, Colo., died Monday, July 31, 2000, at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, Colo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at the United Methodist Church in Las Animas, Colo. Interment will follow in the Las Animas Cemetery.

Wallace, Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth Martha Wallace - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2003 - Elizabeth Martha Wallace died June 25, 2003, at the Country Care Nursing Home in Easton, Kan. She was 92. She was a lifelong resident of Pueblo, until moving to Leavenworth, Kan., in October, 1998, to live with her son. Mrs. Wallace was born March 20, 1911, in Pueblo to Lester and Ethel McClure. She is a graduate of Centennial High School, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was first married to John Alexander Barker who preceded her in death. She married Leo F. Wallace, who also preceded her in death. Elizabeth is survived by her son, James McClure Barker, Leavenworth, Kan.; two stepsons, Leo F. Wallace Jr., El Paso, Texas, and Patrick Wallace of Beaumont, Texas; a stepdaughter, Leone Johnston of Fort Collins; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her two brothers, Harold and William McClure. Viewing will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 30, 2003, at Imperial Memorial Gardens, in Pueblo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Edith Marie Barker Nursing Scholarship Fund at Cameron University, Lawton, Okla., or to the American Cancer Society.

Wallace, Paul E.
Paul E. Wallace - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 1987 - Paul E. Wallace, late of 710 Elmhurst, passed away Jan. 4, 1987. Survived by his sister, Mrs. Ruth Shoffner, Canon City, and many friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Wallace; a brother, Arthur Wallace; and a sister, Mrs. Ellison (Wallace) Montgomery. Born Feb. 3, 1908, in Kansas City, Mo., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Graduated from Vineland High School and attended Colorado A&M College, then worked for CF&I Steel Crop, for many years. A life member of BPO Elks Lodge 90; a senior master of the American Contract Bridge League; member of the Finn & Feather Club. Cremation. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bobby J. Wilson officiating, followed by the Elks service. Please omit flowers. Those who desire may contribute to Pueblo Lodge 90 Elks Endowment Fund, 426 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo 81003, direct or through the funeral home office. The family will receive friends at the Rouch Funeral Home reception room following the service.

Wallace, Preston James
Preston James Wallace - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2002 - Preston James Wallace, 83, born near Florence, Colo., in the Newlin Creek area Aug. 17, 1919, passed away Nov. 26, 2002. Preceded in death by his father, Eber Wallace in 1921; his mother, Ethel Wallace in 1966; and his brother, Thomas Wallace in 1977. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Helen Wallace; son, Preston James Wallace Jr.; nieces, Terry Westland, Jane Geiger and Lynn Nelson; and nephew, Mark Wallace. Preston was owner and manager of the Fountain Foundry Inc. from 1956 through 1993 along with his wife, Helen, where they worked together for 37 years. Preston spent 40 years as a Boy Scout leader, having served as Scout Master of Troop 2 at Bethel Methodist Church, where he was affectionately given the nickname of "Pif". He served as Cub Master, Scout Master, Explorer Post Leader and Advisor to the Order of the Arrow. He received the Silver Beaver award for distinguished service to youth. He helped to select the site of Southern Colorado's Boy Scout Camp. Preston was proud of his service in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He was a bombardier with a rank of First Lieutenant and then a Captain in the Air Force Reserve. For many years, Preston was an active member of Bethel United Methodist Church. While there, he helped organize the Fellowship Sunday School Class, served for several years as Sunday School Superintendent, was lay leader and did much to serve the youth of the church. In more recent years, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he served on the board of trustees and the committee on social services. He will lie in state at the funeral home Sunday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. until noon on Monday. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Entombment will follow in the Mountain View Chapel Mausoleum at Mountain View Cemetery.

Wallace, Robert J. Jr.
Robert J. Wallace Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 1999 - Robert J. Wallace Jr., 74, a lifetime resident of Pueblo and a rancher in the Swallows area for more than 44 years, passed away Feb. 14, 1999, at the family home. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert J. and Nellie Wallace Sr.- and daughter, Janet Kay Conover. Robert was born Dec. 5, 1924, in Pueblo and is survived by his loving wife, Mary Wallace- daughter, Robert J. Wallace- granddaughter, Marie (Tim) Steinbach- and two great-granddaughters. He is also survived by his sister, Ann Lorimor- niece, Cathy (David) Munoz and family- brother-in-law, Emil (Cecilia) Matic- and numerous cousins. He was a graduate of Central High School, Pueblo Junior College, Denver University and Adams State College, acquiring degrees in business administration and education. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in the U.S. Army Reserve during the Korean Conflict. Robert retired from the D&RGW Railroad in the late 50s and as an educator from School District 60 in 1984. He was president of the Turkey Creek Soil Conservation District, president of Pueblo County Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, secretary-treasurer of the Swallows Cemetery Association, member of the American Legion Ovie Vernon Post No. 2, La Societe des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux and charter member of the Southeastern Colorado Heritage Center. He was actively involved with the Pueblo Archaeology and Historical Society, the Pueblo County Historical Society, the Pueblo West Gunslingers and SRDA Meals on Wheels, delivering meals for the past 10 years. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The family will receive friends during visitation from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Recitation of the rosary to follow visitation at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, Friday, 10 a.m., Sacred Heart Cathedral, interment to follow, Swallows Cemetery. The family respectfully requests that donations in memory of Robert J. Wallace Jr. may be made to the Swallows Cemetery Association or to a charitable organization of your choice.

Wallace, Robert J. Sr.
Robert J. Wallace Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 1986 - Robert J. Wallace Sr., 84, Pueblo resident since 1919, passed away May 30, 1986, at a local hospital. Survived by daughter, Ann (Dick) Lorimor; son, Robert J. (Mary) Wallace Jr.; three granddaughters, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Also survived by one brother, L. F. (Elizabeth) Wallace, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Nellie Harney Wallace, in 1978. He was a telegrapher for D&RGW Railroad, retiring in 1968 after 49 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War I. He was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese, the Order of Railroad Telegraphers, a life member of Elks Lodge No. 611 of Florence, a life member of the National Rifle Association and a life member of the Pueblo Municipal Shooters. Also a member of American Legion Post No. 2, the Eagles Lodge of Leadville, and Sunshine Barracks. He was past president of the San Isabel Federal Credit Union and past president of the Municipal Shooters. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers, but memorials may be made to Swallows Cemetery Association through the funeral home office. Recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, in Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Shrine of St. Therese. Interment in Swallows Cemetery. Visitation until 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Wallace, Ruth M.
Ruth M. Hedges-Lyons-Wallace - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 1986 - Ruth M. Hedges-Lyons-Wallace, 85, passed away March 7, 1986, in Donna, Texas. Survived by her husband, Emery Wallace of Donna, Texas; daughters, Helen Cox, Pueblo, Myra Bryant, Alderson, W. V., Joanne Tucker, Glen Burnie, Maryland, and Shirley Seay, Fairbanks, Alaska; son, F. L "Ted" Hedges, Pueblo; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ruth's first two husbands preceded her in death. She was a retired employee of the Colorado State Hospital. Services were held in Donna, Texas, on March 9.

Wallace, Susan Elizabeth
Susan Elizabeth Wallace – Pueblo Chieftain – March 18, 1940 – Died, Wallace, Mrs. Susan Elizabeth, at Long Beach, Calif. Funeral from our chapel (T. G. McCarthy & Sons) Tuesday at 2 p.m. Services will be conducted at the grave only, by the Rev. Rowland Hill, pastor of Bethel Methodist church. Interment, family plot in Roselawn.

Wallace, Thomas B.
Thomas B. Wallace - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 1998 - Thomas B. Wallace, 62, died Dec. 1, 1998. Preceded in death by father, William Wallace- and stepfather, George Lehman. Survived by wife, Delores Wallace- mother, Savada Lehman, Pueblo- daughters, Rhonda (Mike) Pighetti, Pueblo, Vickie (Craig) Eaks, Pueblo, Jean (Steve) Burge, Rio Rancho, N.M., Kelly Tilley, Pueblo, and Nicholi Wallace, Castle Rock- seven grandsons- three granddaughters- a great-granddaughter- brothers, William (Verna) Wallace, Security, and George (Judy) Lehman, Pueblo- sisters, Sandra (Bud) Hoppee, Florida, and Pat (Kenneth Miller) Lehman- and friend, Kenneth Mercer, Pueblo.

Wallace, Tony J.
Tony J. Wallace - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2005 - Tony J. Wallace, 88, of Pueblo, was laid to rest on Aug. 7, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Della Wallace; first wife, Nora Wallace; brothers, Rudy and Frank Wallace; and sister, Vera Boog. Survived by his loving wife, Alice Wallace; daughter, Judy (Albert) Gallegos; sons, Isaac (Ann) Wallace, Luis Quintana and Richard (Lynn) Quintana; daughters, Beverly Fuentes, Erma (Richard) Vigil, Beverly (Dave) Montoya and Irene (Ray) Starchman; grandchildren, Andrea (Ryun) Mendoza, Kevin (Jennifer) Starchman, Denise (Eddie) Romero, Gabriel Wallace Gallegos, Isaac and Jonathan Wallace; 26 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. He loved his family, piano, dancing and big band music. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Thursday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following the service.

Wallenborn, Julian
Julian Wallenborn - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1999 - Julian Wallenborn, 31, of Gardner, passed away Dec. 26, 1999. Born on Nov. 4, 1968, in Munich, Germany. Survived by his mother, Sibylla Wallenborn, Gardner; father, Jan Kim Wallenborn, Denver; sister, Andrea (Steve) Bollman, Littleton; niece, Sibria Bollman, Littleton; special friend, Dean Fleming, Gardner. Also survived by his caregiver, Vera Espinosa and the entire Espinosa family of Walsenburg. Julian will truly be missed by his family and friends. Private service. No viewing. Cremation. Huerfano World - December 30, 1999 - Julian Wallenborn, 31, of Gardner, died Dec. 26, 1999. Born Nov. 4, 1968 in Munich, Germany, he is survived by his mother, Sibylla Wallenborn, Gardner; his father, Kim Wallenborn, Denver; a sister, Andrea Bollman, Littleton; his care giver, Vera Espinosa, Walsenburg; a niece and special friend, Dean Fleming, Gardner. Cremation. Private service.

Waller, Betty F.
Betty F. Waller - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 1986 - Betty F. Waller, Pueblo resident for the past 30 years, late of 2025 Lyn-wood, passed away July 11, 1986. Mrs. Waller was past president of Foster Parents Association of Pueblo. She and her husband were recipients of the first "People Who Care" award from St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, as well as the 1985 Sertoma "Service to Mankind" award. She and her husband cared for over 350 foster children during the past 28 years. Survivors include her husband, Robert C. Waller of the family home; daughters, Terry (Ron) Cash, and Paula Waller; sons, Darrel (Nancy) Waller, all of Pueblo; Rick Waller of Longmont; also daughters, Rachel (Harvey) Perricone, Becky Frost, of Pueblo; Marian (John) Hitchcock of Nebraska; sons, Tim (Renee) Boydstun of Oklahoma; and many other special children. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, one sister, Mary (H.D.) Davis of California; and two brothers, Bob Kolath of California; and Lloyd (Mary) Kolath of Missouri. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. George White of the Calvary Baptist Church and Father Joseph McGuiness of the Shrine of St. Therese officiating. The interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to Hospice through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 2025 Lynwood.

Waller, Charles
Charles "Charley" Waller - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2000 - Charles "Charley" Waller, 57, departed this life on Nov. 8, 2000. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Dorothy Waller, and brothers, Robert, Ronnie, and John Waller. Survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Betty Waller; children, Denise (Glen) Romero, Jenise (Gary) Heber, Chuck Waller, Becky (Gik) Singleton and Brett (Jeanette) Waller; 12 grandchildren; and sister, Rosalie (Jim) Sturgis. Charley retired from the Navy in 1983 after 20 years of service and also had early retirement from the Civil Service in 1998. Charley had recently worked part time for the SRDA. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Waller, Jerry Ray
Jerry Ray Waller - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2005 - Jerry Ray Waller, 64, went to be with the Lord on May 26, 2005. He was born Sept. 27, 1940. He is preceded in death by his parents, Oral and Nina Waller; brothers, Jack (Peggy) Waller, Butch and Ron Waller; and niece, Carol Waller. Survived by his children, Troy, Raylene, Shannon and Shawn; grandchildren, Taylor, Tanner and Trevor; siblings, Ruth (Joseph) Venezio, Bill (Patsy), Bob (Eve), Don Waller and Judy Lily. Jerry served in the U.S. Navy on the USS McCaffery. He worked at CF&I as a millwright and later mined gold in Chile. He loved the outdoors, fishing, panning for gold and reminiscing about his Navy years. Member of Tin Can Sailors and the VFW in Ca–on City. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Bob Waller officiating.

Waller, Ronald D.
Ronald D. Waller - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 2002 - Ronald D. Waller passed away Sept. 29, 2002, in Pueblo. He was born in Broadacre on March 14, 1943, and had lived in this area his entire life. Ron was currently a Florence resident where he had many very good friends in the apartment complex where he lived. He loved to fish and could be found doing such almost anytime. Ron is survived by his mother, Nina Behrendsen; children, Ronald Waller and Kelly Waller; siblings, Donald, Jerry, Bill, Bob Waller, Ruth Ann Venezio, and Judy Lilly; grandchildren, Garrett, Pamela, William, Kenneth, Jacquie and Nicholas Waller; and his special friend, Patricia Wear and her son, Kevin. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at 2 p.m., in the Davis Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at 1041 W. Bella Casa in Pueblo West.

Waller, Thomas Whit
Thomas Whit Waller - La Veta Signature - August 24, 1989 - Services Held In Arkansas For Tom Waller - Memorial Services were held in North Little Rock, Arkansas, August 17, for longtime Cuchara resident Thomas Whit Waller, 71, who died after suffering a heart attack in North Little Rock August 15, 1989. Mr. Waller, a retired self-employed businessman, had been coming to Cuchara all his life. He was born in Hooker, Oklahoma in 1918, and is fondly remembered by family, friends and neighbors. Mr. Waller is survived by his wife Lois of North Little Rock; sons Bruce, Whit, and Mark Waller; daughters Janet (Mike) Heine of Illinois and Jean (Curtis) Elwell of Cuchara and seven grandchildren. A memorial find has been established in Tom Waller's name - contributions may be sent to St. Luke's Episcopal, 4106 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock, Arkansas 72116.

Waller, William J.
William J. Waller - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2005 - William J. Waller, 71, born March 23, 1934, passed away Sept. 16, 2005. Beloved husband of Patsy. Survived by sons, William J. (Jennifer) Waller Jr., David A. (Darlene) Waller of Rawlins, Wyo.; grandchildren, Joseph W. Waller, Jessica Ingleby, David Waller Jr., all of Wyoming, James Waller of Arkansas, Jonathan and Carolynn Waller of Pueblo West; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Ann Venezio, Pueblo, Judy Lilly, North Carolina; brothers, Donald Waller, Pueblo, Robert Waller, Oklahoma; many nieces and nephews. Special appreciation to Jack Waller, Pam and Walter Stupnik, Nancy and Barry Braden. William served proudly in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He retired from AT&T as a communications tech. He loved to travel, hunt and fish. He also had many hobbies and loved to spend time with his family. He will be missed dearly and was loved by all who knew him. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor John Tanner officiating. Concluding with military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Wallin, Betty Louise
Betty Louise Wallin - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2006 - Betty Louise Wallin, born January 11, 1930 in Anoka, Minn., married October 20, 1951 to Darl, died unexpectedly March 11 in White Bear Lake, Minn. Pueblo residents for 24 years, owned Davis-Wallin Mortuary. Survived by husband, Darl; four children, Sheila, Keith, Kay and Bryce; six brothers and sisters; and 10 grandchildren. Service Thursday, March 16, in White Bear Lake, Minn. In lieu of flowers, donations to Struthers Parkinson's Center, 6701 Country Club Drive, Golden Valley, MN 55427. (Note donation for Betty Wallin).

Wallis, George F.
George F. Wallis - Pueblo Chieftain - June 04, 2001 - George F. Wallis, 95, passed away June 1, 2001. Survived by his wife, Evalyn Wallis, of the family apartment; son, Richard D. (Marion) Wallis, Burnsville, Minn.; son-in-law, Richard S. Brown, Bellevue, Neb.; sister-in-law, Doris Mullins; brothers-in-law, Elmer (Betty) Watters and Robert (Dee) Watters; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his daughter, Marilyn A. "Mitzi" Brown, on April 5, 1999; and his parents, Ambrose B. and Bertha B. (nee Knapp) Wallis; five brothers; and one sister. Born July 19, 1905, in La Junta. He graduated from the La Junta High School and graduated with an electrical engineering degree from CU Boulder. He married Evalyn Watters on June 22, 1936, in Rocky Ford. Member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for over 50 years, life member Pueblo Engineers Society and life member of Pueblo Charter Lions Club. He retired from CF&I Steel Corp. in 1970 as an electrical engineer, after 29 years of service. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2001, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 107 East Routt Ave., with the Rev. Timothy Goettel officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorials to the Colorado Boys Ranch in La Junta or charity of choice, through the funeral home.

Wallis, Isabel
Isabel (Canchola) Wallis - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 2001 - Isabel (Canchola) Wallis, 56, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 13, 2001, in Canon City. Born on March 14, 1945, in Penrose, to Juan and Mary Canchola who preceded her along with a son, Joey Auguano; brother, John Canchola; nieces, Christy Washington, Sherrie Hobbs; nephew, Gary Lee Gallegos; and great-nephew, Mikey Aragon. Survived by her second mother, Mary Canchola; children, Stephany Sandrk, Joetta (Cliff) Bender, Angel Arizmendi, Mario Auguano Jr., and Lisa Auguano; grandchildren, Louis, Julian, Annabella, Michael, Vincente, Sarah, Lauren, Christopher, Lilly, Cory, Jacob, Mary Francis, Joey; brothers and sisters, Ellie, Margie, Louie, Frank, Marion, Angie, George, Andy, Tony, Isabelle, Ruthy, Vicky, Virginia and Juanita; and godson, David Rael. Viewing, 1-8 p.m. Sunday at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, Evangelical Free Church in Canon City. Inurnment, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice West in her memory.

Walls, Greta
Greta Mae Walls - Huerfano World - October 8, 1992 - Greta Mae Walls, 76, of Colorado Springs, formerly of La Veta, died early Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1992 in Laurel Manor Care Center where she had been in residence for two months. Born at Solar Mine Camp Feb. 11, 1916, to Herbert and Lula Mae Akers Toogood, she was reared in the camp, later moving to Walsenburg. She married Glenn Walls who died in 1960. Mrs. Walls worked for Charlie's Cash and Carry for many years. Survivors include her daughter Glenna Rohr, Falcon, and Cayle (Boyd) Collins, Brighton; a brother, Justin Toogood, Pueblo; two sisters, Bea Meade and Kay Herbert, Denver; four grandchildren, a great-grandson, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Saturday from Mountain View Baptist Church in La Veta. OES Mariposa Chapter #63 service. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Walls, Robert W.
Robert W. Walls - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2006 - Robert W. Walls passed away April 19, 2006, in Pueblo. Bob was born here on Feb. 10, 1925, to Edward and Pearl Britten Walls. He was employed as an engineer for the State Highway Department for 38 years before retiring in 1985. Mr. Walls was a member of Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM, Southern Colorado Consistory, Al Kaly Shrine and BPO Elks Lodge No. 90 in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Bob is survived by h is wife of 57 years, Betty Walls; children, Dottie (Dennis) Feister of Aguilar and Virginia Ann (Pat) Kastl of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Robert Feister, Christopher Kastl and Shawn (Sommer) Kastl; sister-in-law, Willa Walls; as well as several nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2006, in the Davis Memorial Chapel, with Masonic memorial rites by Silver State Lodge No. 95. Donations in memory of Mr. Walls may be made to the Al Kaly Shrine Transportation Fund either directly or through the mortuary.

Walmsley, James H.
James H. Walmsley - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2006 - James H. Walmsley, 75, died March 31, 2006 in Denver. Survived by son David (Cheryl) Walmsley, daughters Linda (Gary) Barker and Carol (Scott) Glush. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and worked as a mechanical engineer at Coors Brewery. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities in the mountains of Colorado.

Walmsley, Marybell
Marybell Walmsley - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2004 - Marybell Walmsley passed away June 14, 2004, following a short illness. Marybell was born Nov. 7, 1922, in Sterling, Kan., to Charles and Nina Alber and came to Pueblo as a small child. She was a 1940 graduate of Pueblo Centennial High School and was very active in the retail clothing business for many years. Mrs. Walmsley was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H. Walmsley; and her brother, Charles Alber. Her survivors include her children, Judith K. (Gary) Rainey and James D. (Judy) Walmsley; nieces, Pam (Fred) Graddon, Charyl (Tim) Lynch, Donna (Joe) Christian and Mary (Ron) Sacco; as well as numerous other relatives and friends, including her special friend, Dawn Hunter; and her beloved dog, Spike. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. The family will greet friends immediately following the service in the reception room at the mortuary.

Walmsley, Thomas Hyde
Thomas Hyde Walmsley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 2002 T- homas Hyde Walmsley passed away unexpectedly Nov. 5, 2002, in Pueblo. Tom was born June 24, 1918, in Tuscumbia, Ala., to James and Mary Walmsley and had lived in Pueblo since 1923. He was a great-grandson of Gen. John Sevier, the first governor of the state of Tennessee. Tom was a 1935 graduate of Pueblo Centennial High School, attended Pueblo Junior College and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in WWII. He owned and operated a Tom Houston Candy Company franchise for 25 years and retired from the Colorado State Hospital in 1986. Tom was an avid sports fan and golfer; he enjoyed reading as he always had a book next to his chair. He remained active until his death with daily walks and enjoyed morning coffee with his friends at the South Side McDonald's. His survivors include his wife, Marybell; children, Judith K. (Gary) Rainey and James D. (Judy) Walmsley; his brother, William A. Walmsley; niece, Mary (Ron) Sacco; and numerous cousins. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Following the service, the family will greet friends in the fellowship hall at the mortuary.

Walmsley, William Aubrey
William Aubrey Walmsley - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2003 - William Aubrey Walmsley passed away in his Tallahassee, Fla., home on July 29, 2003. He was born Oct. 9, 1923. Bill graduated from Pueblo Centennial High School in 1941. He was professor emeritus in art from Florida State University. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; and brother, Thomas H. Walmsley of Pueblo. Bill is survived by his daughter, Mary (Ron) Sacco; and grandson, Ronnie Sacco of Warner Robbins, Ga.; sister-in-law, Marybell Walmsley; niece, Judy (Gary) Rainey; and nephew, James (Judy) Walmsley of Pueblo. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, in Tallahassee, Fla.

Walpole, T. J.
T. J. Walpole – Pueblo Chieftain – October 2, 1912 – The funeral of T. J. Walpole will be held at 8:30 o'clock this morning from the family residence, 30 Block U, and from St. Patrick's church at 9 o'clock. Services at the grave in Roselawn will be in charge of the Knights and Ladies of Security under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking company.

Walrod, Carolynn Myriam
Carolynn Myriam Walrod - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2006 - Carolynn Myriam Walrod. Born Oct. 18, 1943, passed away Jan. 24, 2006, in Pueblo West. Survived by sons Larry (Wanda) Walrod, Pueblo West; David (Kristi) Walrod, Los Angeles; daughter, Cindy (Jim) Martin, Littleton; brother Everett Aichele, Washington state; and six grandchildren. Memorial service 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006 at Mt. Shavano Manor, 525 W. 16th St., Salida, Colo. Reception to follow.

Walruff, Jim
Jim Walruff - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2003 - Jim Walruff, 66, of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, after a year long battle with lung cancer. His wife Judy was at his side. We knew Jim as a businessman, private pilot, skilled NLP counselor, inventor, and computer guru. His wit, intelligence, compassion, and all around good nature made time with him special for all who knew him. Jim was born in Pueblo, Colo., on June 12, 1937. As a youngster he lived with his family in Colorado and Arizona. He was a veteran of the military, serving in both the Air Force and Army over a span of 12 years. He held a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Jim married Judy Maltese in 1967. They moved to Tucson in 1980 and made their home in Phoenix in 1984. His interest in artificial intelligence and information technology led him to establish a business developing software applications for health and social service agencies. Jim's family includes daughters Christie Lynn Tibbs (Brad) and Darcy Beattie (Roger). Grandchildren are Brian and Jenny Tibbs; Katy Jo, Ashley Marie, and Mackenzie Beattie; and Brandy Beattie Marvin (Ryan), the new parents of great-grandbaby Joshua Alan. Family also includes aunt Norma Ketchum; cousins Mary Buchan Arnold (Mike), Dr. Roy Buchan, (Dr. Vickie), and Mike Ketchum (Janice); nieces Wendy Maltese and Susan Gohn; nephew John Maltese; brother- and sister-in-law John and Sandi Maltese; and aunt Frances and uncle Joe Carlino. Arrangements are entrusted to Science Care to help find cures for disease. A gathering of friends to remember Jim will be held Sept. 20. For those wishing to do so, a contribution in his memory may be made to the Children's Action Alliance, 4001 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85012 or the Adobe Mountain Wild Life Center, c/o Arizona Game & Fish, 2221 W. Greenway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85023.

Walsen, Augusta V.
Augusta V. Walsen - Huerfano World - September 27, 1990 - Augusta Virginia Walsen, the granddaughter of one of Colorado's leading pioneers, died Sept. 17 after a short illness. She was 83. Miss Walsen was the granddaughter of Gen. Fred Walsen, founder of Walsenburg. She spent her life attending to family affairs and preserving her family's rich history. Gen. Heinrich Anton Fiedrich Walsen was born 1841 in Petershagen, Westphalia, Prussia. He left his native country and arrived in America in 1859. Walsen first settled in St. Louis, where he worked as a cigar maker until the Civil War. He enlisted in the Union Army in 1861, then joined the Missouri National Guard, where he served under his cousin's command. After an honorable discharge in 1864, General Walsen headed west to Kansas, driving loose oxen and ox teams. In 1867, he returned to St. Louis. But by 1870, he found himself drawn back to the West. He and his wife, Emilia, headed back and settled in Colorado in a small settlement called La Plaza de los Leones, where he opened a small general store. The trading post soon became a popular stop for travelers and for the Arapahoe and Ute Indians. The Walsen family flourished as Gen. Walsen became one of the area's important pioneers. Walsen became the first mayor of the town named for him and helped develop coal mining and sheep ranching in the area. In 1879 he was commissioned brigadier general of the 2nd Division of the Colorado State Militia by Gov. F.W. Pitkin. In 1882, Gen. Walsen was elected state treasurer and moved to Denver with his wife and four children, including, Miss Walsen's father, Fredrick George Walsen. Fred G. Walsen married Bertha Johnson in 1906 and Miss Walsen was born a year later in Walsenburg. Miss Walsen attended Park Hill School, Gove Junior High School and Colorado Women's College. She finished her education at Mount Vernon Seminary in Washington, D.C.A talented artist, she spent much of her time creating exceptional Easter and Christmas ornaments. Miss Walsen is survived by her brother, Frederick John Walsen of Denver. Her sister, Frances W. Bierhaus of Chicago, died Sept. 10. Private services were held yesterday at the Walsen family mausoleum in Fairmount Cemetery.

Walsen, Fred
Fred Walsen - Huerfano World - February 18, 1993 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1906: Died, at Denver, Thursday, Feb. 15, Fred Walsen, founder of this city. Basalt Journal - February 24, 1906 - The will of the late Gen. Fred Walsen leaves a number of vacant lots in Walsenburg to the city to be used for the site of a municipal waterworks plant. Basalt Journal - March 31, 1906 - The estate of the late General Fred Walsen is valued at $370,000. The will, which has been admitted in probate, was drawn on May 17th, 1899, and by his terms leaves all of the property to the widow and the children. Emma Walsen, the widow, is well provided for, all the stock owned by Mr. Walsen in the Rio Grande Southern railway being left to her. The children, Freida Marie Renshaw and Millie Chamberlain of Idaho Springs, Cora Sherman of Dallas, his daughters, and Fred George Walsen, his son, are made the beneficiaries under the will share and share alike. The son is named as the residuary legatee, The mother of the deceased, for whom he had provided well before his death, is left a $300 annuity.

Walsen, Frederick John
Frederick John "Fred" Walsen - Huerfano World - December 3, 1998 - Frederick John "Fred" Walsen, grandson of the pioneer for whom Walsenburg was named, died Tuesday, November 24 in Denver. He was 81. Born June 9, 1917 in Denver, he was the only son of Fred George and Bertha Walsen. His father was involved in banking, insurance, and real estate. His mother was the daughter of J.B. Johnson, Walsenburg jeweler and merchant from 1889 to 1917. Mr. Walsen's grandfather, Heinrich Anton Fredrich Walsen, known as General Fred Walsen, was born in Prussia in 1841and emigrated to America at age 18. He settled in St. Louis, MO and was employed by a cigar maker. In April 1861 he enlisted in the Union Army and also served with the Missouri National Guard before the end of the Civil War. In 1864 the young man accompanied an ox train of supplies to Fort Garland for Ferdinand Meyer and Company. Walsen received his citizenship in 1865 and in 1867 he returned to St. Louis where he married Emilie F. Sporleder, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Sporleder who were early pioneers of Huerfano County. Walsen moved to Badito on the Huerfano River in 1870 but soon relocated at the Plaza de los Leones on the Cucharas. Here he opened a store and became involved with local affairs. With several other pioneers such as Captain Cornelius Hendren, Evaristo Gonzales, John Albert, Joseph Bourcey, and August Sporleder, Walsen was responsible for platting and incorporating the Town of Walsenburg in 1873, and getting the county seat moved to the settlement. He was the first mayor and the town was named in his honor. Gen. Walsen branched out from his mercantile business and was soon involved with cattle and sheep raising, railroad and toll road construction, banking and land development. He purchased large tracts of land as well as water rights and leased out coal lands and ranches. Besides Walsenburg, he was instrumental in the development of Las Vegas, NM and Ridgeway. He also had mines at Idaho Springs and owned property in several other counties in Colorado. In 1879 Walsen was made Brigadier General of the Second Division of the Colorado State Militia by Gov. Frederick W. Pitkin so from then on was called General. Gen. Walsen was elected state treasurer in 1882 and moved his family to Denver. He and his wife had five children, Lilly Johanna who died in infancy, Frieda Marie Gertrude, Emelia Fredericka Dorothea, Cora Fanny Hermina and Frederick George, all born in Walsenburg. Fred George continued his father's business affairs in Walsenburg for many years before moving permanently to Denver. He and Bertha had two daughters, Augusta Virginia and Frances Emelia and the one son. Fred George died in 1956 and his wife in 1969. Their daughters died within a few months of one another in 1990. Fred John Walsen was educated in Denver and graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He was an accountant until his retirement some years ago. He was also an avid researcher of history and classical music and, perhaps as a legacy from his maternal grandfather, of gemology. He collected many objects of art and history and generously donated many of these to Huerfano County's libraries and Francisco Fort Museum. His visits to the area were few but the latest occurred in the summer of 1997 when he made his final donation to the museum, his grandfather's sword. Mr. Walsen never married but dedicated himself to attending to family business and preserving its heritage. As the only son of an only son, his death ends the Walsen direct legacy. He was buried Monday in Fairmount Cemetery in Denver.

Walsh, Helen
Helen Walsh – Pueblo Chieftain – October 26, 2006 - Helen Walsh, 81, born May 14,1925, passed away Oct. 24, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Edward Walsh in 1992. Survived by her sons, Ed (Judy) Walsh and David (Trish) Walsh; grandchildren, Heather (Terry) Bissell, Rachel Walsh and Colin Walsh; and great-granddaughter, Nevaeh. Also survived by her brother, Carl Pedersen; sister, Kirsten Pedersen; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Helen's memory.

Walsh, James A.
James A. Walsh – Pueblo Chieftain – October 5, 1926 – The body of James A. Walsh was forwarded to Colorado Springs, Monday, October 4. Note: He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Lot M, in Colorado Springs. Notes with the cemetery transcription state that he was 71 years old.

Walsh, Joe
Joe Walsh – Pueblo Chieftain – October 18, 2006 - Joe Walsh, 82, passed away Oct. 14, 2006. Private graveside service, Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Walsh, John
John Walsh - Trinidad Enterprise – May 17, 1879 – We are called upon to record the sudden death of John Walsh, the last of three brothers who, by strange coincidence or seeming fatality, have all met sudden death within a comparatively brief period. On Sunday last Mr. Wash walked from the coal mines of the D. & R. G. Coal Company to his ranch on the Apishipa, a distance of twenty-five miles, and was apparently well until Monday night, when he was taken sick, and died yesterday (Thursday) morning, at seven o'clock. On account of the distance it was impracticable to secure the services of a doctor, and therefore the cause of the sudden death is not definitely known. It seemed to be inflammation or congestion of the bowels. He leaves a wife and five children. Mr. C. R. Donaldson, a neighbor, came in yesterday to make the necessary arrangements for the funeral, which is expected to take place today. He will be buried in the cemetery east of town, where his brothers rest in the sleep that knows no waking. As before intimated, the fatality which has attended these brothers is somewhat remarkable. Hugh Walsh came in this county first, and settled upon a ranch on the Apishapa, about twelve miles below the railroad station, and twenty-five miles from town. A year ago last Christmas he was found frozen to death in the vicinity of the ranch. His brother John came out to this county after the death of Hugh, for the purpose of settling upon the ranch, which he did, and there died yesterday, as heretofore recounted. Meantime another brother, Michael Walsh, had become foreman of the D. & R. G. Company's coal mine, and in December last, nearly a year after the freezing to death of his brother Hugh, he also was ushered suddenly into the great unknown, being crushed to death by a fall of coal in the mine. And now comes the equally unexpected and almost as sudden death of John, the third and last brother, thus completing the fate of the Walshes. They were good men, respected and liked by their neighbors and companions, who much regret their loss, aside from the suddenness of their taking away.

Walsh, John Emmett
John Emmett Walsh - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 1998 - John Emmett Walsh died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998, after a valiant struggle against cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara- brother, Vincent (Marge) Walsh of Waupaca, Wis.- sister, Margaret Schneider of Tucson, Ariz.- and by nieces and nephews, Patricia (Fred) Walsh of Waupaca, Wis., Tom (Marian) Walsh, Milwaukee, Wis., John (Tony) Schneider, Tucson, Ariz., Jim (Cathy) Walsh and Chris (Mary) Walsh, all of Tucson, and Mary (Bill) Hatch, Ojai, Calif. He also leaves two stepsons, John Richardson of New York, N.Y., and Douglas Richardson of Walnut Creek, Calif. John was born July 4, 1923, in Jackson, Neb., and in early childhood moved to Milwaukee, Wis. He attended the University of Notre Dame and later returned there to serve in various capacities, before and after obtaining a doctorate in philosophy from Yale. In 1970 he accepted a position of Research Associate at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. There he met and married the former Barbara Richardson. They moved to Pueblo in 1982, and he served as vice president at the University of Southern Colorado for some five years. Later, he joined the faculty at Pueblo Community College, where he greatly enjoyed his association with the faculty and staff and with his students. He was a humble and loyal friend to many. At his request, immediate cremation with a service to be held Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, at 2 p.m. at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Gifts of remembrance may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo.

Walsh, John J.
John J. Walsh - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 1999 - John J. Walsh, 69, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away Thursday, April 22, 1999, at Baptist Nassau Medical Center. Mr. Walsh was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was raised in Pueblo. He attended the University of Colorado and the University of Maryland. He served during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Air Force. He retired after many years as sales representative for the American Uniform Company in Cleveland, Tenn. Mr. Walsh moved here in 1989 and was an active member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. He served as president of the St. Michael's Men's Club. Survivors include his wife, Alice Moore Walsh- sons, J. Stephen Walsh, Orange Park, Fla., Peter S. Walsh, Keller, Texas, and J. Christopher "Dallas" Walsh, Fernandina Beach, Fla.- daughters, Mary Ann Jendel, Hurst, Texas, and Linda E. Lawrence, Trophy Club, Texas- sisters, Patricia Dichard and Mary Gavato, both of Pueblo- and 11 grandchildren. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday from St. Michael's Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Mark Waters officiating. The family will receive friends following the vigil service from 4-6 p.m. at the Oxley-Heard Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the John Walsh Memorial Fund for St. Michael's Academy, 505 Broome St., Fernandina Beach, Fla., 32035.

Walsh, Lucille B.
Lucille B. Walsh – Pueblo Chieftain – January 14, 1990 – Lucille B. Walsh passed away Jan. 12, 1990. Survived by her husband F. Joseph Walsh of the family home; daughters, Caroline (Walter) Perry, Englewood, and Shirley Brown, Denver; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was born in Bartley, NE and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Member of the Catholic Church. Graveside service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday at Fort Lyon National Cemetery, Fort Lyon, CO.

Walsted, Doris Myrtle
Doris Myrtle (Grimes) Walsted - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2001 - Doris Myrtle (Grimes) Walsted, 74, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at home in Mesa, Ariz. She was born Nov. 27, 1924, in her grandparents' home in Danbury, Neb., to Elijah Jacob and Ida Mae (Pritchard) Grimes. She was a 1945 graduate of Central High School in Pueblo, Colo. Doris married Arthur C. Walsted Aug. 18, 1945, in Pueblo. Together they had five children, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Doris traveled the world with her husband and children, making a safe and warm home for them wherever the U.S. Air Force sent them. Doris excelled at any task undertaken. During her lifetime, she worked as a stenographer at the Pueblo Army Depot; secretary at the Non-Commissioned Officer's Club in Taipei, Taiwan; secretary to a General of the U.S. Army at the U.S. Embassy in Bonn, Germany; and as a successful real estate broker in Tucson, Ariz. Doris enjoyed physical activity and sports. She loved going on early morning walks and was an accomplished golfer and bowler. She bowled in both women's and mixed scratch and handicap leagues in California and Arizona for several years. She served as an officer of many of the leagues and as an official scorekeeper for some of the pro bowling tournaments held in Tucson. Doris and Art moved to Tucson in 1969 and finally settled down in Corona de Tucson in 1974. Doris was instrumental in the formation of the Corona de Tucson Fire District and served on the board of directors. She maintained a dedicated interest in the Fire Department even after moving from Corona in 2000. Doris was a devoted wife and mother, as well as a friend and mentor to almost everyone she met. Doris loved and was loved by many, and she will be sadly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, E.J. and Mae Grimes, and her sister, Lois Mae (Grimes) Wilker. She is survived by husband, Art Walsted; sister Lucille Jones of Florence, Ore.; children Sandra Day of Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii, Linda Van Deman Taylor of Mesa, Ariz., Barbara Bedard of Tucson, Ariz., Paul Walsted of Tucson, Ariz., and Master Sgt. Laura Fields of Aviano, Italy; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two nieces and three nephews; and many in-laws, out-laws, loved ones and friends. There will be a memorial gathering at the Corona de Tucson Fire House located at 99 Tallahassee in Corona de Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity. "Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember all of you."

Walter, David
David Walter - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1925 - Died - David Walter, age 73 years died at a local hospital July 23. He is survived by two sons, Gorman Walter of Erie, Colo., and Grover Walter, Boulder, Colo. The body is being cared for at the United Vories parlors.

Walter, Dorothea
Dorothea Click Walter - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 1987 - Dorothea Click Walter of Denver, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 14, 1987, after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her husband, : Craig Walter, Lake wood; parents, Robert and Joan Click Sr.; brother, Robert Glick Jr., Alaska; sister-in-law, Shelly Glick; nephew, Jonathon Glick; grandfather, Glen Gibbens; aunt, Genevieve (Robert) Sumey; uncles, Gene (Connie) Gibbens and Richard (Judi) Gibbens, Fountain; and numerous cousins. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, Ninth and Grand. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Hospice of St. John Inc., 1331 , Everett Gt., Lakewood, Colo., 80215. Family will receive Meads at the, home of Glen Gibbens, 2930 Third Ave., after memorial service.

Walter, Harold John
Harold John (Hal) Walter - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 5, 2008 - Harold John (Hal) Walter November 18, 1928 - February 2, 2008 Hal Walter left this earth to join his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ last Saturday in Memorial Hospital after a short illness, surrounded by family, friends and clergy. Hal was born of Harold Henry and Barbara (Zechmeister) Walter in Garfield, New Jersey. A scholar and athlete, he attended Springfield College, MA on a basketball scholarship. Upon graduation, he became an Air Force Officer at OCS, serving his country in assignments at Bolling in Washington, D.C., where he was an Air Force elite volleyball, basketball and racquetball player and OSI investigator, and Rhein Main in Germany; Bien Hoa and Tan Son Nhut in Vietnam; and Lowry in Denver as a Morale, Welfare and Recreation Officer. His true calling was as an assistant and freshman basketball coach and physical education instructor at the US Air Force Academy, where he was honored to recruit, instruct, mentor and help develop the nation's future Air Force leaders. Greg Popovich, now the coach and general manager of the world champion San Antonio Spurs, has called him "coach" ever since. AFA Head Coach Bob Spear was Hal's mentor and partner; Dean Smith was his compatriot. During his AFA years, Hal obtained his Masters and Doctorate degrees in physical education from Indiana University and helped Dr. Richard Cooper construct the Air Force aerobics program. Hal retired as a lieutenant colonel from ADC at Ent AFB where he was a leader in the Inspector General's office. In entering the real estate industry, Hal also was the director of the National College of Business in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. A managing broker and owner of Century 21 American Realty, his lasting impact on real estate was as a principal instructor at Jones Real Estate College, where he trained hundreds of agents, including many of today's leading realtors. Hal was the President of the Colorado Springs Board of Realtors in 1991 and their Realtor of the Year in 1993. The Colorado Association of Realtors bestowed him with its highest honor as state-wide Realtor of the Year in 2001. His community involvement included the Chamber of Commerce, Executive Club, Winter Night Club, World Affairs Council, Military Officers Association, and the AFA Blue and Silver and Quarterback Clubs. He was a founding member of Friends of Air Force Basketball. Hal is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Christel; sons Mark Walter, wife LuDel, granddaughter Erika of Colorado Springs; Scott Walter, wife Janine, grandson Cody of Franktown; and Mark Hartmann, wife Rebecca, grandson Philipp, granddaughters Allie and Stella of Denver; daughter Susie Jacobs, husband Kevin, granddaughters Sophie and Hannah of Broomfield; Christel's family in Colorado Springs and Germany; cousin Peggy Frederickson of New Jersey and numerous friends and golfing, fishing and traveling buddies. Services will be held at Ascension Lutheran Church, 2505 North Circle Drive, in Colorado Springs, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2008. In lieu of flowers, Christel asks that you kindly contribute to the Ascension Lutheran Church Endowment Fund that he helped establish. Please send contributions to Ascension Lutheran Church, 2505 North Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80909.

Walter, Heidi Rebecca
Heidi Rebecca Walters - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 2003 - Heidi Rebecca Walters. Heidi was born May 28, 1960, in Pueblo, Colo., and went home to be with the angels she loved so much on Oct. 9, 2003, suddenly, after a long battle with a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by her mother, Sara Elizabeth D. Walters; and sister, Elizabeth Walters. Survived by her husband, A.J. Barnstien, whom she met in May 1989 in Denver, Colo., and married on July 2, 1990; children, Rebecca Barnstien, Amanda Barnstien; father, Frank J.D. Walters; brother, Frank J.D. (Shirley) Walters Jr.; sister, Judy (Marty) Hill; twin brother, Ivan (Shirley) Walters; sisters, Sara Walters, Vicki Sears; special niece, Leslie (Paul) Rivera; special friend, Shelly Bruccoliere; and numerous aunts, uncles, friends and relatives. Heidi had a loving heart and was a free spirit who was very outspoken. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She received her associate of arts degree at the University of Southern Colorado, majoring in early childhood education in 1982, and her bachelor's degree in psychology in 1984. Heidi loved arts, crafts, music and especially her two girls. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, Roselawn Chapel. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Spanish Peaks Mental Health Center, in memory of Heidi. Friends may be received at the family home on Denver Boulevard or by telephone at 406-4798.

Walter, Margaret L. (Baby of)
Baby Walter - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - December 25, 1914 - Woman Who Killed Baby Insane - Pueblo - Mrs. Margaret L. Walter, who chloroformed her baby and then drank the rest of the poison in an attempt to commit suicide, was taken to the Woodcroft hospital for the insane.

Walter, Robert E.
Robert E. "Bob" Walter - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2000 - Robert E. "Bob" Walter, 72, native La Junta cattleman, died Feb. 11, 2000, in La Junta. Services, 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Southern Baptist Church with Pastor Wayne Cathey officiating. Interment to follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Walter, Samuel R.
Samuel R. Walter - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 31, 2009 - Samuel R. Walter passed away on Friday, May 29, 2009, after a short illness. He was born to Wayne and Angel Walter in Kearney, NE, on January 21, 1946 and spent most of his formative years in Pueblo, CO. He served 4½ years in the U.S. Air Force before starting his college career at the University of Northern Colorado where he earned a B.S. in mathematics. He then taught high school in Morenci, AZ, for 3 years before returning to Colorado to obtain an M.A. in mathematics from Colorado State University. He spent his professional career working for several companies and retired from Quantum Inc as a senior data base administrator in 2008. Sam is survived by his wife, Anita, his son, Christopher (Renae), his daughter, Lindsey (Shawn), and grandsons Joshua and Silas. Sam loved spending time at the cabin, riding dirt bikes and teaching others how to ride. At home, he could be found in his shop building everything from entertainment centers to cradles. Sam will be greatly missed by his brothers, Wayne David (Betty), Jim, Charles (Linda), and Anthony and his sisters (in-law) Elaine, Marilynn, and Lois, as well as a host of family and friends. A viewing will be held on Monday, June 1, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and the funeral will be conducted on Tuesday, June 2, at 10:00 a.m. Both services will take place at St. Patrick's Church, 6455 Brook Park Drive. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in Sam's name. Sam leaves a hole in the hearts of his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him.

Walter, William
William Walter – Pueblo Chieftain – May 29, 1916 – The funeral of the late William Walter will take place from the McCarthy funeral chapel Wednesday at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in Roselawn.

Walters, Charles F.
Charles F. Walters – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – May 18, 1876 – Charles F. Walters, an actor, who once figured on the boards of the Theatre Comique in this city as "middle man" in Spriggs' burnt cork opera troupe, died a few days since in Cheyenne of pneumonia. At one time he had some standing as an actor, but whisky became his master and his last occupation was posting bills.

Walters, Florence
Florence "Lucille" Walters - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2004 - Florence "Lucille" Walters, 84, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Oct. 5, 2004. She was born Dec. 28, 1919, in Goodrich, Colo., and married Audie Walters on Aug. 19, 1942. Florence attended Central High School in Pueblo and graduated in 1937. Florence worked 28 years for the Pueblo School District 60 and retired in 1987. She also worked at the Pueblo City Park swimming pool during the summer. Florence was a volunteer at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, and FOE No. 145 (Eagles). Survived by her two sons, Gerald (Judy) Walters of Aurora, Colo., and Timothy (Peggy) Walters of Alamosa; six grandchildren, Annette (John) Moore, Janette, Lee, Penny, Audrea, and Drew (Nicki) Walters; three great-grandchildren, Benjamin Moore, Nicholas Moore and Gracie Gordon Walters; sister-in-law, Blanche (John) Metz; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Audie Lee Walters; parents, Charles and Mary Metz; sisters, Lois (Howard) Ooley and Thelma (Larry) Maye; brothers, Richard (Thelma) Metz, Earl (Myrtle Mae) Metz and John W. Metz. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Ritual Ladies Auxiliary FOE No. 145. Contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford Ave., Pueblo, CO, 81005, in her memory.

Walters, Frank James D.
Frank James D. Walters - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2006 - Frank James D. Walters, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on June 27, 2006. He was born in Okmulgee, Okla., July 15, 1924. Preceded in death by wife, Sara Elizabeth DeLeon Walters; daughters, Jamie Kathleen Hill, Elizabeth Walters and Heidi Walters; grandson, Isaac Hill. Survived by sons, Frank Jr. (Shirley) Walters, Ivan (Shirley) Walters; daughters, Judy Hill and Sara Walters; special granddaughter, Leslie (Paul) Rivera; 14 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Frank graduated from Centennial High School. He was in the Merchant Marines and served in the Marine Corps on Guam during World War II. After the war he worked for the CF&I Steel Mill for 35 years as a brick layer. All who knew him will sadly miss him. He was a great Father and Grandfather. He always was willing to help. He was a very giving person. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Roselawn Funeral Home. Inurnment is to immediately follow. Friends and family may be received at family home.

Walters, Howard J.
Howard J. "Bucky" Walters - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 1999 - Howard J. "Bucky" Walters, 79, passed away March 26, 1999, after a short illness. Survived by Clara, his loving wife of 43 years- children, James L. Walters, Judy Radcliffe, Howard J. (Lidia) Walters III- brother, Stanley (Chlo) Grundy- seven grandchildren- 10 great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and sister. Born Oct. 10,1919, in Pueblo. Howard retired as an engineer from MOPACD&RGW Railroads in1979. He was a member of the Mormon Church and South Pueblo Lodge No. 31,AF&AM. At his request, cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 30, 1999, in the Montgomery& Steward Chapel, with Worshipful Brother Ray E. Robinson as moderator. Masonic service by South Pueblo Lodge No. 31, AF&AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association through the funeral home.

Walters, James
James "Jim" Walters - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2005 - James "Jim" Walters went to be with the Lord on Feb. 19, 2005. James was a wonderful husband, father and fantastic grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy; children, James (Tina) Walters, Cheryl Walters, Robert (Erin) Walters, Tammy Walters; grandchildren, Ashley, Brennan, Cheyenne, Cierra, James, Brandon, Cody, Dakota; mother, Alberta (John) Meyers; brother, Glenn (Becky) Walters; and sister, Sue (Jay) Freeman. Preceded in death by his father, Glenn C. Walters; mother- and father-in-law, Dan and Dolly Arrowood; and brother-in-law, Alvin Arrowood. James served in the Army for 20 years before retiring as sergeant. He then worked for Boeing for 16 years. James loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, who were the world to him. Viewing, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday; both at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Walters, Margaret Frances
Margaret Frances Walters - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 2000 - Margaret Frances Walters, 79, of Topeka, Kan., passed away, Sept. 3, 2000. Born July 20, 1921, in La Junta, to Bernard Francis and Faye Margaret Clarke Murphy. She moved to Pueblo in 1937, graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School in 1938, and lived in Topeka since 1960. She is preceded in death by grandson, Blane Roy Walters, May 20, 1996. Survived by husband, Wilbert E. Walters, whom she married on Aug. 31, 1941, in Clayton, N.M.; sons, Charles E. Walters, Durango; Gary W. Walters, Blandon, Pa.; daughter, Margaret K. Cooper, Topeka, Kan.; brother, James Clarke Murphy, Pueblo; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday. Graveside services, 11 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to any animal shelter in her memory.

Walters, Margaret W.
Margaret W. Walters - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 1999 - Margaret W. Walters, 100, passed away Jan. 5, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Marion R. Walters, in 1985. Survived by her son, Howard Walters, Greenville, S.C.- and her grandchildren, Sue (Dean) Snyder, Pueblo, Mark (Karen) Walters, Austin, Texas, and Margaret (John) Shepherd of Katy, Texas. Great-grandmother of Lori Snyder, Brandon Snyder, Wayne Thomas Walters and Justin Robert Walters. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Walters retired in 1969 from the Pueblo Army Depot with 27 years of service as personnel administrator. At her request, cremation, Almont Crematory with no services.

Walters, Patricia Georgia
Patricia Georgia Nicholson Walters - Daily Times-Call – July 30, 2004 - Longmont, CO - Patricia Georgia Nicholson Walters, April 14, 1946 — July 21, 2004. Patricia Georgia Nicholson Walters of La Veta, Colo., died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, of cancer. She was 58. She was born April 14, 1946, to John Will and Katherine Nicholson. Ms. Walters grew up in Kansas City, Kan. She graduated from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. in 1968 and moved to the Longmont area in 1975. She moved to La Veta in 1998. She was very active in the La Veta community. She founded Friends of the La Veta Library and later acted as Treasurer of the library board of trustees. She also worked on the Huerfano County Historical Society, the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts, the La Veta United Methodist Church and the La Veta School of the Arts. She also served on the Board at the Francisco Fort Museum. Ms. Walters is survived by her constant companions, Rugar, Sissy and Tigger; a sister, Linda Nicholson Brown and her husband Jay of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; a niece, Jessie K. Brown of Victoria; three nephews, Jason Brown of Victoria, Blake Nicholson and his wife Laura of Kansas City, and Aaron Walters and his wife Amanda of La Veta; a brother, John Arch Nicholson; and a cousin, Kit Modahl of Spanaway, Wash. A memorial service will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at the La Veta Town Park. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the La Veta Public Library, La Veta 81055.

Walters, Ruth M.
Ruth M. Walters - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 1998 - Ruth M. Walters, 84, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 14, 1998. Born May 19, 1913, in Fredonia, Kan., to Gus and Vera (Swain) Charlen. Survived by children, James L. Walters, Judith A. (Patrick) Radcliffe, and Howard J. (Lidia) Walters III. Also survived by a brother, Kenneth Reed of Kansas- and sister, Nadine Walker of Oklahoma- niece, Barbara (Ben Stutheit) Inman- seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren- as well as a host of loved ones, relatives and friends. She was retired from the Colorado State Hospital and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Walters, Sandra R.
Sandra R. Walters - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2003 - Sandra R. Walters , born April 18, 1949, passed away Oct. 27, 2003. Survived by sons, Robert and Michael Boydston, Pueblo; Sisters, Faye (Paul) Waldon, Canada, Sharon (Donald) Crabb, Janice Nicks, Dorothy (Stanley) Johnson; Brothers, Timothy (Renee') Boydston, John (Dee) Boydston and Mark Boydston; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. No services.

Walthall, Ernest F.
Ernest F. Walthall - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 1926 - The funeral of Ernest F. Walthall will be held from the Rouch Funeral home Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment will be made in Mountain View cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 1926 - The funeral of Ernest F. Walthall was held from the Rouch funeral home Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. Francis L. Geyer and Rev. Roy Zook of McClave, Colo., had charge of the service and Mrs. W. J. Kidd accompanied by Juanita Minnick sang "Sometime We'll Understand," "Yes, Jesus Cares" and "Face to Face." The pallbearers were: A. J. Johnston, O. M. Lukenbill, J. T. Woods, Edward Maory, Nate Crocomie and Frank Frazier. The flower bearers were: Mesdames Frank Frazier, C. L. Bartlett, T. H. Bruner and D. T. Roberts. Interment was made in Mt. View cemetery.

Walton, Eutimia G.
Eutimia G. Walton - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 1998 - Eutimia G. Walton, 83, of Pueblo passed away on Oct. 8, 1998. Born on Nov. 21, 1914, in Clayton, N.M. Preceded in death by her husband, Owen S. Walton- parents, Benjamin and Amalia Garcia- brother, Ben A. Garcia- infant brother, Gilbert Garcia- and sisters, Amelia Machado and Ida DeVore. She is survived by a brother, Carlos H. (Lupe) Garcia of Pueblo- sister-in-law, Maureen Garcia of Denver- and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, 1998. Both services to be held at Holy Family Church, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Holy Family Parish Hall after each service. Family may be contacted at 1719 Keeler.

Walton, George
George Walton - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2004 - George Walton, 64, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 29, 2004. Cremation has taken place.

Walton, James A.
James A. Walton - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 1916 - James A. Walton, aged 43 years, died at a local hospital yesterday afternoon. The body is at the Whiton mortuary parlors and the time of the funeral will be announced when relatives are heard from.

Walton, Mamie Olive
Mamie Olive Walton - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2004 - Mamie Olive Walton, 87, of Platteville, Colo., passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at Longmont United Hospital. "My Mother" Friends and memories come and go Upon life's restless sea But one I know Will changeless be My Mother - God's gift To me. Mamie was born Sept. 16, 1916, in Clayton, N.M., to Henry Clay and Lula (Spriggs) Donley. She married Delbert Walton on May 23, 1935, in Clayton, N.M. Mamie and Delbert lived in Pueblo for 40-some years prior to her relocation to Platteville in 1995. Mamie enjoyed gardening, fishing, crocheting and spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by her husband, Delbert; three brothers; and two sisters. She is survived by four children, Ollie Lee (Vernon) Agnes of Northglenn, Colo., Jane Silengo of Longmont, Colo., Jimmy D. (Kathy) Walton of Fairplay, Colo., and Leslie A. (Kathy) Walton of Silverthorne, Colo.; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Walton, Mary E.
Mary E. Walton - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 1908 - Mary E. Walton, 12 year-old daughter of Henry B. Walton, was held yesterday morning from the family residence, 124 Spring Street. Interment was in Roselawn.

Walton, Ray D.
Ray D. Walton - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1926 - Funeral services for Ray D. Walton late of 220 East Seventh Street will be held in the Sieg Mortuary chapel Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Pueblo Klan No. 5 Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, of which the deceased was a member, will have charge of the services in the chapel and at the grave. Interment in Mountain View cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1926 - Funeral services for Ray D. Walton, late of 330 East Seventh street were held in the Sieg Mortuary Tuesday afternoon at 3:30. Rev. George Lowe of the (?illegible) Baptist church officiated. Mesdames Owens and Albertson, accompanied by Mrs. A.G. Davis Jr. sang "Face to Face". Mrs. Ethel Yund sang "Whispering Hope." and the San Isabel quartet sang "Abide With Me".  The drill team of the Klanswomen acted as flower bearers and the pallbearers were members of the Klan drum corps. At the grave Pueblo Klan No. 3 Knights of the Ku Klux Klan exemplified their ritualistic services and the quartet sang "The Old Rugged Cross". Interment in Mountain View Cemetery.

Walulak, Rudolph S.
Rudolph S. "Rudy" Walulak - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 29, 2007 - Rudolph S. "Rudy" Walulak, 79, born March 05, 1928, in Palmer, MA., passed away June 25, 2007, in Colorado Springs. The youngest child of Michael and Barbara Walulak, who preceded him in death along with brothers, Louis (Jennie) Walulak, Anthony (Stella) Walulak, Stanley Walulak, and Matthew Walulak; sisters, Grace (Stanley) Stockowitz, Jennie (Joseph) LaGasse; and niece, Caroline Walulak. Survived by his loving wife, Anna Walulak; son, James A. Walulak; granddaughter, Katherine Blanche Walulak; and numerous nephews. Rudy was a veteran of the Korean War. He was employed at CF&I for 39 years and at Candy's as a mechanic. He worked for Ashcroft Homes Dynasty Homes in Colorado Springs. Rudy was a member of the Eagles Lodge. Rudy was also a master craftsman who enjoyed woodworking and gardening. Memorial service Saturday, 11:00 a.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with inurnment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team, at 5450 Hwy 78 West, Pueblo, CO 81005. (719) 564-0920.

Walz, Robert C. Sr.
Robert C. Walz Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2003 - Robert C. Walz Sr. passed away Oct. 17, 2003, in Pueblo. Services and interment will be held in San Antonio, Texas.

Wanamaker, Lawrence W.
Lawrence W. Wanamaker - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 2004 - Lawrence W. Wanamaker, 75, of Pueblo. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, at St. Leander Church.

Wands, Nellie J.
Nellie J. Wands - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 1999 - Nellie J. Wands passed away July 19, 1999 , in Pueblo. Nellie was born in Maysville, Mo., on Sept. 23, 1902, to Thomas Paige Williams and Maude Griffin Williams. Nellie had lived in Stone City since 1905. She married Arthur L. Wands on Aug. 21, 1924, and they operated the family ranch and the Colorado Fire Clay Company in Stone City. Mrs. Wands was preceded in death by her husband in 1982- four children, Mary Louise, Ronald, Robert, and Thomas- a brother, Van Williams- and a sister, Lavina Wallen. She is survived by her daughters, Lee Oldham of Pueblo, Norma (Glen) Fuller of Wyoming-grandchildren, Sherri (John) McFarland, Randal Oldham, Janet (Bob) Simons, Van(Jamie) Wands, Tina (Neal) Rhodes, Colleen (Dave) Barton, Arthur (Sherry)Wands, Debbie Gribben, Kevin (Julie) Wands, Diane (Kipp) Nye, Ronald (Kristy)Fuller, Bruce Fuller- as well as numerous great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Helen Wands of Canon City. Mrs. Wands will lie in state at the mortuary from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 23, 1999 , at 9:30 a.m. in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Glen Fuller officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Wands, Ronald Van
Ronald Van Wands - Pueblo Chieftain - December 1, 1947 - Ronald Van Wands, 10 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Wands, of Stone City. Local hospital Saturday night. Brother of Mrs. Nellie Lee Oldhan, Norma Jean Wands, Thomas Arthur Wands and Robert Francis Wands, grandson of Francis Mariot Wands, all of Stone City. Announcements later.

Wanger, Freda
Freda Wanger - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2001 - Graveside service, noon today, B'nai Jacob Cemetery. Procession from Adrian Comer Funeral Home to cemetery, 11:30 a.m.

Wangerin, Wilford Carl
Wilford Carl Wangerin - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 2001 - Of Tucson, Ariz., passed away, Aug. 19, 2001. Born July 10, 1929. Beloved husband to Rose. Father to children, Karen and Alex Herrera and Robert and Nancy Wangerin; grandchildren, Alli and Jamie Wangerin, Alexandria Herrera, Alex, Cary and Amy Broschat. Also survived by brother, Carl Wangerin, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was loved by all. Burial, Monday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m., Roselawn Cemetery.

Wank, Roy
Roy "Curly" Wank - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 1997 - Roy "Curly" Wank passed away Nov. 17, 1997, in Pueblo. Roy was born on March 17, 1924, in Dubois, Pa., and spent most of his adult life in Canon City. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and moved to Pueblo in 1969. Curly was employed as a truck driver for many years and was a member of the Ascension Episcopal Church in Pueblo, Mount Moriah Lodge No. 15 AF&AM in Canon City, Al Kaly Shrine, Southern Colorado Consistory, American Legion Post No. 13 in Canon City and the Moose Lodge in Lewistown, Mont. He is survived by his wife of nearly 47 years, Josephine- son, Joseph (Martha) Wank of Arkansas- daughter, Roylene McNeal of Boulder- his grandchildren, Eric Horne, Timothy Wank, Durinda Warden, Nicki Sparklin- great-grandchildren, Samantha Warden, Ashley and Kristin Sparklin as well as his favorite dog, Millie. Mr. Wank will lie in state at the mortuary from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 1997, in the Ascension Episcopal Church, 420 W. 18th St. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. in the La Veta Cemetery with Masonic burial rites by Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM. Donations in memory of Mr. Wank may be made to the Al Kaly Shrine Transportation Fund.

Wann, Ellen H.
Mrs. Ellen H. Wann - Rocky Mountain News – September 18, 1911, Page 10 - Mrs. Ellen H. Wann at Pueblo, "Dies Soon After Husband." – age 52 died at the family residence, 713 West Twelfth St., tonight after a few days' illness. Her husband Judson Wann, died in Chicago about a month ago. Mrs. Wann is survived by her son Ralph, reporter on an afternoon paper here, and Helen a student at the University of Colorado.

Wantland, Jess W.
Jess W. Wantland - Pueblo Chieftain - February 02, 2005 - Jess W. Wantland, 98, a long time resident of Pueblo, passed away on Feb. 1, 2005. Born Feb. 8, 1906 in Ransom, KS. He is preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn, one daughter, and two grandsons. He is survived by three children, Jess (Barbara) Wantland, Ronald (Debbie) Wantland and LaVera (Mike) Swope, thirteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Nazarene Church, 84 Stanford Ave. on Sat., Feb. 5, 2005 at 11am.

Waples, Dorothy Elizabeth
Dorothy Elizabeth Waples - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2003 - Dorothy Elizabeth Waples, 81, passed away Dec. 1, 2003. Born Sept. 22, 1922, in Wichita, Kan., to parents, Ralph and Katherine Cramer who preceded her, along with her daughter, Judith Richardson. Survived by loving husband of 65 years, Joe Waples, whom she married Nov. 3, 1939. Also survived by children, Joe Waples Jr., Penny (Bill) Yarberry, Becky (Jim) Bartmess; son-in-law, Albert Richardson; grandchildren, Dean Richardson, Ronald (Vickie) Richardson, Kim (Gary) Di Tomaso, Jason Waples, Katie (Todd) Moberly, Scott Yarberry, Danielle (Jerry) Wassell, Lachelle (Jeff) Sawvell; great-grandchildren, Andy Richardson, Ryan Richardson, Kayla Di Tomaso, Kasey Di Tomaso, Kristi Richardson, Matthew Wassell, Connor Moberly; sisters, Martha (Cecil) Ingold of Rose Hill, Kan., Pat Wilson of Perkins, Okla.; brother-in-law, Quentin (Naida) Waples; sister-in-law, Inez Detwiler; numerous nephews and nieces. She will be remembered as a dedicated and loving mother and grandmother. Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made in her memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Waples, Joseph Allen Jr.
Joseph Allen Waples, Jr. - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 16, 2007 - Joseph Allen Waples, Jr., 66, passed away March 14, 2007. Memorial services Monday, March 19, 2007 at 11:00 a.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel 5450 Highway 78 West, Pueblo Colorado. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Published in The Gazette on 3/16/2007.

Warbington, Carl H.
Carl H. Duke" Warbington - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 1998 - Carl H. Duke" Warbington, 75, went to be with our Lord, Oct. 25, 1998. Survived by his wife, Gladys Warbington- and children, Roy (Ann) Warbington, Fort Collins, Ross (Andrea) Warbington, Steamboat Springs, Rick (Mary) Warbington, and Connie Prijatel, all of Beulah. Grandfather of Adam, Bridgett, Ara, Shawna, Jessica, Katie, Leeann, and Maureen Warbington, and Tony and Jeremy Prijatel. Great-grandfather of Eric Prijatel and Brooke Warbington. Also survived by sister, Martha (Dick) Price, Canon City- and special friends, John and Irma Mara of Pueblo. Preceded in death by brother, Cecil Warbington. Mr. Warbington was a World War II United States Marine Corps veteran serving in the Saipan and Mariama Islands and was a longtime member of the Carpenters Union. At his request, cremation, Almont Crematory. , Wednesday, 10 a.m., Grandview Baptist Church, Beulah. Interment, Beulah Cemetery. Dinner will be served immediately following the interment at Beulah Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Beulah Volunteer Ambulance or Beulah Volunteer Fire Department in care of the funeral home office.

Warbington, Gladys Edna
Gladys Edna Warbington - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2004 - Gladys Edna Warbington, 80, born Dec. 17, 1923, has gone to her heavenly home to be with Jesus; her husband, Carl H. "Duke" Warbington; and mom and dad, Guy and Edna Norton, whom she loved so much. Survived by her children, Roy (Anne) Warbington, Ross (Andrea) Warbington, Rick (Mary) Warbington and Connie Sue Prijatel. She will be greatly missed by her nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, whom she loved and adored; her sister, Grace Tensley; brother, Clifford Norton; sisters-in-law, Martha Price and Alice Warbington; numerous nieces and nephews, and special friends, John and Erma Mara. Gladys was known as "Mom" to many others who loved her. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Beulah Community United Methodist Church in Beulah. Inurnment, Beulah Cemetery. The family will greet friends at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at 1185 S. Montclair Drive in Pueblo West. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Beulah Volunteer Emergency Medical Services in care of the funeral home office.

Ward, Aldine Elizabeth
Aldine Elizabeth Ward - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2006 - Aldine Elizabeth Ward, 94, passed away April 12, 2006, in Colorado Springs. Survived by her sons, William T. (Donna) Ward III, of Pueblo West, and Timothy T. (Nancy) Ward of Colorado Springs; sister-in-law, Marjorie Melton, Lubbock, Texas; grandchildren, William T. (Lisa) Ward IV, of Trinidad, Colo., Bonnie (Jeff) Benham of Fort Collins, Colo., Scott Ward of Englewood, Colo., Kevin Ward of Loveland, Colo., Kim (Wayne) Simshauser of Midway Ranch, Colo., Ty Ward of Midway Ranch and Jennifer (Loren Bersch) Ward of Carr, Colo.; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, William T. Ward, Nov. 17, 1996; parents, J.W. and Pearl Melton; two sisters; and three brothers. Aldine was born Nov. 8, 1911, in Goree, Texas, and attended Randolph College in Cisco, Texas. She and her husband owned, worked and lived at Midway Ranch for 61 years. Aldine was a devoted mother and wife. She loved to cook and garden but her family was her No. 1 priority. She was a member and served as president of Pikes Peak Cowbells. Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2006, at First United Methodist Church in Benjamin, Texas. Interment, Benjamin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Colorado Cattlemen's Trust Fund or Odyssey Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors. The memorial book will be available to sign at the funeral home through Wednesday.

Ward, Arline R.
Arline R. Ward - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2000 - Age 82, passed away Dec. 22, 2000, at a local care center in Colorado Springs. Born Sept. 12, 1918, in Brownell, Kan., to Clay and Hazel (Philpot) Coughenour who preceded her in death. Preceded in death also by her husband of 57 years, Lee Roy Ward. Survived by her son, Donald Lee Ward; daughter, Shirley Jean Welker; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; brothers, Warren Coughenour, Marvin Coughenour; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Arline was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 2930 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 in her memory.

Ward, Charles Denzil
Charles Denzil "Denny" Ward - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 1956 - Charles Denzil "Denny" Ward, April 28, Choteau, Mont. Husband of Mrs. Lorine Ward and son of Mrs. Eldora Ward of Beulah, Colo. A member of BPO Elks lodge No. 90 of Los Angeles, Calif. A resident of Pueblo County since 1911. Attended the Methodist Church of Beulah, He was employed as a salesman for the Thrifty Novelty Co. of Denver. Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain - May 3, 1956 - Charles Denzil Ward, Services 2 p.m. Monday, Davis Mortuary Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. W. C. Cornelison officiating. At Roselawn rites will be conferred by Pueblo Lodge 90, B.P.O.E.

Ward, D. Dorene
D. Dorene Ward - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 1998 - D. Dorene Ward passed away Sept. 29, 1998, in Pueblo. Dorene was born Oct. 14, 1931, in Pueblo to John A. and Leta May Dick. She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin A. Ward, in 1983. Her survivors include three children, Ronald Ward, Pam James and Clodell Morris- one brother, Eldon Dick and Aloris Dougherty- as well as her grandchildren, William, Patrice and James. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A will be held at 4 p.m. today, Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, in her daughter's home, 2018 Lynwood Lane.

Ward, Dennis Arthur
Dennis Arthur Ward – Pueblo Chieftain – October 6, 2006 - Dennis Arthur Ward, 52, of Canon City passed away Oct. 1, 2006. Dennis was born Jan. 2, 1954 to the late Herman and Wanda (Pryor) Ward. Dennis spent most of his working life in the coal mines where he made many good friends. Spending time hunting with his two boys and brother-in-law Don was the times he loved most. All who knew him for his special love, caring, and giving he shared will fondly miss him. Dennis is survived by his wonderful boys, Jason and Justin "Bubba" Ward of Canon City; their mother, Carolyn Crissinger of Ga.; brothers, Danny (Sue) Ward of Woodland Park, Richard Ward of Canon City, and David (Shalee) Ward of Pueblo; sisters, Donna (Jerry) Miner of Olney Springs, Laura (Don) Haberman of Penrose, Glenna (Bill) Donahue of Pueblo West, and Judy Ward of Canon City; long-time friend, Danny (Jeannie) Abbott of Salem, Wis.; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. At his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Free Church , 3000 E. Main in Canon City with the Reverend (Uncle) Roger Ferguson officiating.

Ward, Dorothy L.
Dorothy L. Ward - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1997 - Dorothy L. Ward, 78, 5292 Monte Vista Dr., Colorado City, Colo., went to be with the Lord on Nov. 25, 1997, at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. Born on Jan. 31, 1919, in Gary, Ind. She was the daughter of the late Stephen and Maria (nee Petrovich) Uzelac. She was preceded in death by her infant sister, Delsie- brother, Walter- and sister, Mildred. She is survived by her husband, Julius of Colorado City- daughter, Judy (Don) Morley- and son, Daryl Ward, both of Manitou Springs- grandson, Christopher Reth of Phoenix, Ariz.- granddaughter, Heidi Reth of Colorado Springs- sisters, Anne (Herman) Kekich of Johnstown, Pa., and Lillian (Charles) Tommelleo of Lutz, Fla.- and brother, Peter (Rosemary) Uzelac of Philadelphia, Pa. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was in the Civil Service in Roswell, N.M., and Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas. She lived in Johnstown, Pa., and in Tampa, Fla., where she was a homemaker and a Licensed Practical Nurse before moving to Colorado. She was loved greatly and will be missed, but we rejoice that she is absent from the body and face to face with the Lord" (II Cor. 5:8) and that for her there will no longer be any more death- there will no longer be any more mourning, or crying, or pain, for the old things have passed away" (Rev. 21:4). She will lie in state at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 1997, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Roy Gallagher officiating. Interment, Colorado City Cemetery.

Ward, Edward
Edward Ward - La Veta Colorado - December 30, 1971 - Mass of the Resurrection was offered yesterday (Wednesday) for Edward Ward in Christ the King Church in La Veta. The 59-year-old veteran of World War II, a native and resident of La Veta, died Dec. 25, 1971 at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital after an 18-day illness. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery. Graveside services were in charge of Post 2643 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Ward is survived by three brothers, Velini and Don Ward of La Veta and Tony Ward of Oakland, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Annie Vigil of Walsenburg, and by nieces and nephews. Born May 21, 1912 near La Veta, he was the son of the late Antonio Ward. He enlisted in the U.S. Army March 13, 1942, and was an airplane and engine mechanic. He served in the Rhineland, took part in the air offensive in England and served in Normandy in France. Ward received the European African Middle Eastern Service medal, the good conduct medal and distinguished unit medal with one oak-leaf cluster. Before entering the service he was active in the Huerfano County Association for National Defense. Furphy-Lawson Chapels are in charge of the arrangements.

Ward, Floyd A. (Mrs.)
Mrs. Floyd A. Ward - World Independent - January 9, 1931 - Body of Mother of Walsen Woman Brought Here For Funeral Monday - The body of Mrs. Floyd A. Ward, mother of Mrs. Marion Bainbridge, of Walsen will be brought to Walsenburg this evening in care of the Unfug-Peet Mortuary. Mrs. Ward had been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Earl McCurdy, at Denver since September, prior to that she had been with Mrs. Bainbridge at Walsen, and is well known by Walsen residents, among whom she made many friends. While at the home of her Denver daughter she was attacked by illness and went to the Physicians and Surgeons hospital in Denver for medical treatment, where she died on Thursday, January 8. She was 68 years of age at the time of her death, born June 16, 1862. Funeral services will be held Monday morning, January 12, from the Unfug-Peet mortuary, Rev. M.E. Burke of the Community conducting the service. Interment in the Masonic cemetery at Trinidad.

Ward, Gertrude
Gertrude "Gertie" Ward - Huerfano World - June 7, 2007 - Graveside funeral services for Holly, CO resident and former longtime Walsenburg, CO resident, Gertrude "Gertie" Ward, 91, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 7, 2007 at the Huerfano Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg, CO. Rev. Ralph Plummer will officiate the service. Gertie was born on September 9, 1915 in Victor, CO and died on Sunday June 3, 2007 at the Holly Nursing Care Center in Holly, CO. Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by her father and step-mother John P. Nallon and Josephine P. Nallon, both of Walsenburg, CO; by her mother, Nettie Miller-Nallon; by her husband John A. Ward of Walsenburg on January 9, 1967; by one daughter, Sharon Beaman of Towner, CO on January 1, 1999; and by one brother Pat Nallon. Gertie is survived by two grandchildren, John (Laura) Beaman of Holly, CO; and Laura (Jerod) Miller of Holly, CO; by one son-in-law, Delbert Beaman of St. David, AZ; and by five great-grandchildren, Rachael, Bryce, Leslie, Brandy, and Danielle all of Holly, CO. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Foundation of the Holly Nursing Care Center, either directly or through Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel. For further information, please visit our website at www.valleymemorialfc.com or contact the funeral home office toll free at 888-336-9011. Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel of Holly has charge of arrangements.

Ward, Harry H.
Harry H. Ward - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2002 - Harry H. Ward passed away May 29, 2002 in Pueblo. Harry was born Jan. 31, 1904, in Gainesville, Texas, to Ulysses and Sallie Ward. He was employed as a Psych Tech at the Colorado State Hospital for over 20 years before retiring in 1967. Mr. Ward was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother. His survivors include his wife Lucille, with whom he would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary later this year; sons, Harry Ward Jr. of Nevada and Norman (Carolind) Ward of Pueblo; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. No viewing, cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2002, in the New Heights Baptist Church, 3304 Baltimore Ave., with Pastor David Grossman officiating. Interment of the cremated remains will follow in the Imperial Cemetery.

Ward, James G.
James G. Ward - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2005 - James G. Ward, 75, passed away unexpectedly April 14, 2005. Survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Myrna, of the family home; mother, Dorothy Ward; children, Susan Ward, Stephen (Candace) Ward, William (Debbie) Ward, Mary (Raymond) Balchuck, Nicholas (Traci) Ward; grandchildren; Jennifer and Sean Ward, Ryan Balchuck and Aidan Ward; brother, Jerry (Dolly) Ward; sisters, Dorothy Joan Prescott and Jane Starritt; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his father, Ray Ward; brothers, Charles and John Ward; and son, Christopher. Jim was born April 11, 1930, to Ray and Dorothy Ward and married Myrna Harper on August 6, 1955. Jim worked for Pueblo Motive since 1952 and was owner/operator since 1981 where he touched many people throughout his years and through his involvement in the automotive industry. Jim was an active member of Shrine of St. Therese. He loved starting his day with the 6:40 a.m. daily Mass family. He enjoyed time with his family and friends and will be sorely missed. Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, at the funeral home. Recitation of the Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at the Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight, with the Reverend Father Liam Courtney as celebrant. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who desire may make memorials to the Shrine of St. Therese Memorial Fund or the Bonfils Blood Center Foundation, through the funeral home.

Ward, Jared A.
Jared A. Ward - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1986 - Jared A. Ward, late of 2216 Seventh Ave., died Aug. 11, 1986, at a local hospital. Survived by his wife, Bertha H. Ward, of the family home; sons, James (Susan) Ward, Sierra Vista, Ark., Lawrence (Mercedes) Ward, Riverside, Calif. Also survived by five grandchildren, two great-granddaughters, one sister, and brother, two nephews. Member of First Baptist Church; Pueblo Lodge 17, AF&AM; Southern Colorado Consistory; BPO Elks 90. Born Sept. 24, 1909, in Mulberry, Tenn. Pueblo resident since 1939. He was a retired superintendent of maintenance for Southern Colorado Power Co. Mr. and Mrs. Ward were married Feb. 14, 1931, in Colorado Springs. At his request, no services. Cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church.

Ward, Jim Henry
Jim Henry Ward - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 1997 - Jim Henry Ward, 84, Rocky Ford, died Dec. 5 at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. Funeral, 2 p.m. today, Dec. 9, Ustick-Donelson Funeral Home, Pastor Wallace Kurtz officiating. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery, Rocky Ford. At the request of the family, memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Ward, John
John Ward – Colorado Springs Gazette – October 23, 1875 – John Ward, a native of Malaga, Spain, aged about fifty years, died at Canon City recently, of pneumonia, after an illness of twenty-four hours.  Mr. Ward was the friend, and for several years the constant companion of Kit Carson, and for ten years preceding 1867, was agent of the Pueblo Indians, in New Mexico.  He was one of the few agents who left the service with a record that required no investigation.  For two years past he has occupied the position of interpreter between Agent J. B. Thomson and the Utes.  He conversed in the Ute tongue very fluently and correctly.  He had been down to Saguache to confer with Chief Ouray, and was returning to Pueblo when prostrated with fatal sickness.

Ward, John R.
John R. Ward - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 1987 - John R. Ward, passed away Nov. 15. 1987. Born at McKinney, Texas, in 1915 and had resided in Pueblo since 1937. Mr. Ward was preceded in death by his parents, Alex L. Ward and Rhoda L. Ward, and by brothers, Lewis P. Ward and Franklin A. Ward. Survived by brothers and sisters, Tipton R. (Vera) Ward of Pueblo, Judy Zaby of Dallas, Texas, Leroy (Arline) Ward of Pueblo, Mary Ashmead of Dallas, Kirby (Maxine) Ward of Monte Vista, Bessie Lou (John) Cash of Denver and Charles D. (Marybeth) Ward of Buena Vista. Survived also by several nieces and nephews. Mr. Ward was formerly employed at CF&I as a crane operator in the open hearth department, and was a long-time member of the Broadway Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Broadway Church of Christ, Broadway and Orman, with William Driver, minister of the Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will be held at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. The family may be contacted at 318 Tyler.

Ward, Julius
Julius "Jay" Ward - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 1998 - Julius "Jay" Ward, 83, 5292 Monte Vista Drive, Colorado City, Colo., went to be with the Lord on Dec. 19, 1998, at a Pueblo hospital. Born May 2, 1915, in Thacker, W.Va. He was the son of the late Thomas and Callie Reynolds (nee Street) Ward. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy- sisters, Jacqueline and Jeanette- and brother, Wesley. He is survived by his daughter, Judy Morley of Colorado Springs, Colo.- son, Daryl Ward of Green River, Wyo.- grandson, Christopher Reth of Phoenix, Ariz.- granddaughter, Heidi Reth of Colorado Springs, Colo.- brother, William R. Ward of Columbia, S.C.- and several nieces and nephews. Jay was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in World War II as a radio operator and mechanic. He lived in El Paso, Texas- Johnstown, Pa. and in Tampa, Fla., where he retired as a sheet metal worker and neon sign maker before moving to Colorado City, Colo. He was greatly loved and will be missed, but we rejoice that he is absent from the body and present with the Lord" (II Cor. 5:8) and that for him death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away." (Rev. 21:4) He will lie in state at the funeral home from noon until 6 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. George Pederson officiating. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment will follow at Colorado City Cemetery.

Ward, Kathy
Kathy Ward – Pueblo Chieftain – August 29, 2006 – Kathy Ward, 50, of Amarillo, died Friday, August 25, 2006. Services are scheduled for Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at 3:30 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be at a later date in Pueblo, Colo. Mrs. Ward was born December 21, 1955 to Dean and Peggy Armstrong in Pueblo, Colo. She married Duane Ward January 17, 1976 in Pueblo. She was an avid crafter. Her children and grandchildren meant the world to her. Mrs. Ward is survived by her husband, Duane Ward; two daughters, Michelle Lumpkins and husband Richard and Amanda Thompson and husband Jason, all of Amarillo; her mother, Peggy Armstrong of Pueblo; two brothers, Ray Armstrong and James Armstrong, both of Colorado; a sister, Carol Sue Ritchey of Pueblo; three grandchildren, Lori and Rick Lumpkins and Jet Thompson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by her father, Dean Armstrong. The family wishes that memorials be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 Third Ave; New York, NY 10017.

Ward, L. D. Jr.
L. D. (Pete) Ward, Jr. - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - March 15, 2004 - Lifetime Las Animas County resident, L.D. (Pete) Ward, Jr., 55, died March 14, 2004. Pete was born September 17, 1948 in Trinidad, Colo., to L.D. and Mary (Pritchard) Ward. He was the youngest of six children; Darlene, Elaine, Kathleen, Eleanor and Karen. He graduated from Branson High School with the Class of 1966. He went on to Lamar Junior College, and then transferred to Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Oklahoma, where he received a degree in Animal Nutrition. Pete married Mary Jane McMillan on December 28, 1970. They had two sons, Will Daniel and Walter Toy. During Pete's lifetime, he enjoyed working with cattle, horses and sheep. He worked on ranches in Colorado, Montana and New Mexico, before moving back to the family ranch northeast of Trinidad where he raised Black Angus cattle, and worked for the National Resource Conservation Service in Las Animas County. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Mary Jane of Trinidad, CO and sons, Will D. (Delrae) and Walter T.; sisters, Kathleen (Walter) Hesse, Amarillo, TX; Eleanor (Ellis) Weir, La Veta, CO and numerous other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, L.D. Sr. and Mary Ward and sisters, Darlene, Elaine and Karen. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 17 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial service is planned for Thursday, March 18 at 10:00 a.m. at Faith Christian Fellowship with Pastor Bill Frashuer. Inurnment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Branson, Colorado. Family may be contacted at 20330 County Road 40.5, Trinidad, CO 81082. The family of L.D. Ward has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Ward, Lorine
Lorine Ward - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 1962 - Lorine Ward, suddenly in Beulah, Colo., November 28. Sister of Mrs. Lee Thelma Waltermire, Denver, Colo., and Samuel Huggins, San Bernardino, Calif. Attended Beulah Methodist Church. A well-known Beulah resident, coming to Pueblo County in 1915. Her husband, Charles Denzil Ward, died April 28, 1956. Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1962 - Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Davis Memorial Chapel with the Rev. W.C. Cornelison, officiating. To Roselawn.

Ward, Lucille C.
Lucille C. Ward - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2003 - Lucille C. Ward passed away April 2, 2003, in Pueblo. Lucy was born Oct. 7, 1911, in Murray County, Okla., to George and Dora Chaffin and moved to Pueblo in 1947. She was employed as a psyche tech at the Colorado State Hospital for many years before her retirement. Lucy was a member of the New Heights Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry H. Ward in May of 2002, as well as her three brothers. Her survivors include sons, Harry Ward Jr., of Nevada and Norman (Carolind) Ward of Pueblo; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. No viewing; cremation at the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at the New Heights Baptist Church, 3304 Baltimore Ave., with Pastor David Grossman officiating. Interment of the cremated remains will follow at the Imperial Cemetery.

Ward, Lucy P.
Lucy P. Ward - The La Veta Signature - October 17, 1991 - Longtime La Veta resident Lucy Ward died at Huerfano County Medical Center October 13, after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Ward was born on June 15, 1909 in Rouse, the daughter of Manuel and Emelia Garcia. She attended school at the area mining camp schools. She married Velini Ward in 1925 in Walsenburg and the couple thereafter resided in La Veta where she spent her life making a comfortable and loving home for her family. She was preceded in death by her husband on June 2, 1980. She was a member of St. Mary church. Living relatives include her children, Alvie Ward, La Veta; Martha Valdez, La Verne, CA; Elsie Martinez, Milpitas, CA; Robert Ward, Montrose, CA; Georgia W. Hamel, Rockville, MD; and Ricky Ward, Lakin, KS; 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside Services were October 15 at the La Veta Cemetery. J. M. Antle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ward, Michael Jefferson
Michael Jefferson Ward - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2005 - Michael Jefferson Ward, 60, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Feb. 25, 2005. Preceded in death by his parents, Lois M. Neeper and E.J. Ward; and infant grandchildren, Tad and Sue Ward. Mike is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Dene Ward. Mike and Dene have seven children including, Vickie (Juan) Duran of Carlsbad, N.M., F. Craig (Kathy) Ward of Aurora, Colo., Robert Ward of Arlington, Texas, Jodene (Chris) Stokely of Pueblo, Steve (Billi) Warren of Ca–on City, Colo., Kim Warren (Gerald) of Pueblo and Mike (Heather) Warren of Pueblo; sisters, Dorothy Wydell of Arlington, Texas, Wilma Orchard of Tulsa, Okla., Dale (Joe) Hankins of Pueblo, Linda (Bobby) Jackson of Borger, Texas, Diane Self (Mike) of Pueblo; brothers, Jeff (Monty) Ward of Dallas, Texas; Gene (Doris) Ward of Kemp, Texas and E.J. (Eva) Ward of Palestine, Texas. Also survived by his mother-in-law, Lois Butler; brother-in-law, Chuck (Debbie) Babcock; and sister-in-law, Mart (Bill) Smith, all of Lamar, Colo. Mike will be greatly missed by his 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and friends to numerous to name. Special mention are longtime friends, Gary (Louise) Mitchell of Anderson, Mo., and Jim Campbell of Amarillo, Texas. Mike spent many years in the Kirby business and later as a truck driver. His talents were many, but nothing as prominent as his love for life and of his family and friends. Mike's winning smile and gentle spirit will be deeply missed by all who knew him. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at Southwest Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Blvd. In lieu of flowers, please make a charitable donation to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Ward, Oliver W.
Oliver W. Ward - Hutchinson News - June 30, 2006 - Hutchinson, KS - Oliver W. Ward, 82, died June 28, 2006, at Lane County Long Term Care Unit, Dighton. He was born Aug. 10, 1923, in Trinidad, Colo., the son of Edward and Ida Alice Henline Ward. He attended Trinchera, Colo., schools. A Dighton resident since 2003, he lived most of his life in Denver. He was a truck driver. He belonged to American Legion Post No. 190 and Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 6438, both of Dighton, and Elks Lodge, Lakewood, Colo. On March 20, 1954, he married Bera Lu Crosson in Lakewood, Colo. She survives. Other survivors include: a daughter, Ranee; a son, Dean, both of Dighton; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by two brothers; and a sister, Betty Tipsword. Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Dighton Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. David Randall presiding. Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 190 Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at Boomhower Funeral home, Dighton. Memorials may be sent to American Legion Post No. 190, in care of the funeral home, Dighton.

Ward, Randy Lee
Staff Sgt. Randy Lee Ward - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - November 11, 1991 - Staff Sgt. Randy Lee Ward, 24, died Nov. 6, 1991, near Walsenburg in a helicopter flight accident. He was an Army military helicopter aerial observer. The funeral will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Olinger Highland Mortuary, 300 E. 104th Ave., Northglenn. Burial will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 Sheridan Blvd., Denver. Evergreen Funeral Home, Fountain and Union boulevards, is handling arrangements. Mr. Ward was born Aug. 23, 1967, in Hawthorne, Calif., to Ed and Mavis J. (Freeman) Ward, who survive and reside in Thornton. He had served in the Army since 1986 and attained the rank of staff sergeant. Mr. Ward was married Dec.. 14, 1986, to Juliet Quidilla, who survives. He is also survived by a son, Randy Jr., of Colorado Springs; a brother, Steve of Westminster; and two sisters, Barb and Tamara of Los Angeles. Randy L. Ward - Huerfano World - November 14, 1991 - Crash - The pilot and an aerial observer on a routine night training mission were killed when their helicopter crashed sometime Wednesday evening, Nov. 6 just off Highway 10 approximately 14 miles east of Walsenburg. The wreckage was discovered Thursday morning. Cause of the crash is still under investigation, according to Fort Carson officials. The helicopter was flying at low altitude on a frequently used route between Fort Carson and Pinon Canon, outside Trinidad. A search was initiated when the OH-58 observation helicopter did not return as scheduled at 9 p.m. and could not be reached by radio. The downed aircraft was located around 10:15 a.m. Thursday. Search and rescue teams from Huerfano and Las Animas Counties, along with Air Force, Army and Civil Air Patrol personnel participated in the search for the downed helicopter. Killed were Chief Warrant Officer Raymond J. Bushey, 26, Gardner, MA, and Staff Sgt. Randy L. Ward, 24, Los Angeles.

Ward, Rema Virginia
Rema Virginia Ward - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2004 - Rema Virginia Ward, 89, of Rocky Ford, died Nov. 25, 2004. Survived by children, Shirley (Kenny) Grimes of Rocky Ford, Jimmy (Glenna) Ward of Stilwell, Kan., and Jack (Sue) Ward of Fountain, Colo. Services, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29, at Seventh-day Adventist Church in Swink. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, at Ustick Funeral Home.

Ward, Roland
Roland Ward - Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 2000 - Roland Ward, 60, a retired Colorado State Patrolman with 27 years service, departed this life unexpectedly Feb. 27, 2000, at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. Survived by his wife, Dorothy A. Ward; four children; seven grandchildren; and three siblings. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 633 E. Dale St. Interment with full military honors by Fort Carson Honor Guard at graveside, Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs.

Ward, Sandy
Sandy Ward - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - June 21, 1918 - Sandy Ward, negro, 27 years old, who enlisted in the 166th depot battalion in California and afterward deserted, only to be captured and returned to his company, committed suicide as he boarded a troop ship for France at an Atlantic port June 10. Information regarding Ward's death was received at Pueblo by his aunt and father.

Ward, Tilda
Tilda Ward - La Veta Colorado - June 15, 1948 - Mrs. Tilda Ward Of La Veta Dies - Mrs. Tilda Ward, 43, wife of Don Ward of La Veta, died in Walsenburg yesterday (June 14, 1948). She was born July 16, 1904 in Rouse, Co., spending her childhood in that region. Living in Colorado all of her life, she had spent the last 50 years in La Veta. Mrs. Ward is survived by her husband, seven sons; William, Joe, Charlie, David, Moses, Melvin, all of La Veta and Donald of the U.S. Navy; and three daughters, Ophelia, Edith, and Mildred, all of La Veta. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock from the Unfug- Peet chapel and at 10 o'clock from the Saint Mary church. Rosary services will take place tomorrow night at 8 o'clock at the family home in La Veta. Interment will be made in the La Veta cemetery Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock under the direction of the Unfug-Peet mortuary.

Ward, William
William Ward - Pueblo Chieftain - October 1982 - William "Bill" Ward, of 611 E. Francisco St., La Veta, departed this life Oct. 27, 1982, at his home. Born Oct. 14,1919, in La Veta. Member of Christ the King Catholic Church, and life member of Henry Bryner VFW Post No. 4992, Silverdale, Wash. Veteran of World War II, serving in Germany. Surviving are brothers and sisters, Donald Ward Jr. and David Ward, both of Washington, Mrs. Ofelia Wells, Walsenburg, Charles Ward, Oceanside, Calif., Joe Ward, New Mexico, Moses Ward, Melvin Ward, Mrs. Edith Carter and Mrs. Mildred Largent, all of Colorado Springs; many nieces and nephews. Both services, Christ the King Church, La Veta. Rosary recitation 7 p.m. Sunday and Mass of the Resurrection 10 a.m. Monday. Graveside service by Cucharas VFW Post No. 2643, Walsenburg. Burial, La Veta Cemetery.

Ward, William
William Ward - Huerfano World - March 26, 1992 -This Week in La Veta History - 1913: Died, William Ward, 78, a resident of the La Veta area since 1870.

Ward, William (Mrs.)
Mrs. William Ward - Huerfano World - December 30, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History - 1915: Died, the Lupton baby of pneumonia, and Mrs. William Ward, who was buried beside her husband in the town cemetery.

Warda, Weston
Weston Warda - Huerfano World - February 21, 2002 - Fatal Accident – A nine-year-old Aurora boy was killed in a one-vehicle accident Friday on Interstate 25, two miles north of Walsenburg. Weston Warda, who was not wearing a seatbelt, died at the scene of head and internal injuries. According to the State Patrol, the accident occurred at 10 a.m. on slushy roads. The boy's father, Thomas Warda, 43, of Centennial, was driving south at about 65 miles-per-hour when he attempted to slow down on the slushy road. He lost control of the vehicle, a Lincoln Navigator, which went off the road and rolled. Weston Warda was ejected from the vehicle. Thomas Warda and two other children, who were passengers in the vehicle, had minor injuries.

Ware, Gladys E.
Gladys E. Ware - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 1986 - Gladys E. Ware, Pueblo resident since 1941, late of 2131 E. Seventh St., passed away March 22,1986. Mrs. Ware was a member of West Park Wesleyan Church. Survivors include her husband, Earl Ware of the family home; three sons, Howard Dwane (Lois) Ware, Oshkosh, Neb., Edwin Glen (Sharon) Ware, Gunnison, Colo., Donald Ray (Arleen) Ware, Pueblo; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; six brothers, Stanley Berckefeldt, Colton, Calif., Raymond (Lavon) Berckefeldt, Security, Paul (Lillie Marie) Berckefeldt, William (Anna Mae) Berckefeldt, August (Vesta) Berckefeldt, all of Pueblo, Eugene Berckefeldt, Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Alma (Albert) Fortner, Fredonia, Kan.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Tom Rummel of the West Park Wesleyan Church officiating, assisted by the Rev. Ray Gilbert of Argonia, Kan. The interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the St. Mary-Corwin Renal Dialysis Unit in her name, direct or through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 2301 East Fourth Street.

Warfield, Aileen Janet
Aileen Janet (Oliver) Warfield - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2004 - Aileen Janet (Oliver) Warfield returned to her Heavenly Father June 8, 2004, to prepare the way for her family. Aileen was born April 22, 1926, to Thomas and Doris Oliver in Trenton, Neb. Aileen is preceded in death by her father, Thomas Oliver; and brother, Dale (Joan) Oliver. Survived by Ray A. Warfield, loving husband of 59 years; children, Ron (Michele) Warfield, Linda (Bill) DuVall, Steve (Annette) Warfield, Teresa Warfield, Barbara Warfield and Melissa Warfield; grandchildren, Rebekah and Damien Warfield, Eric and Beth DuVall, Jessica and Jason Mattie. Also survived by her mother, Doris Oliver; brother, James (Mary Lou) Oliver; and sister, Ruth Ann Gallegos. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Aileen and her husband owned and operated Nettie's Colorado Candies for 33 years. She was a member of Retail Confectioners International, Mesa Junction Association, Board member of the "Parade of Lights" committee, and a member of the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce. She was a founding member of St. Pius X community. In lieu of food, donations may be made to the St. Pius X renovation project, American Lung Association, or the charity of choice through the funeral home. Both the rosary and funeral Mass will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3130 Morris Ave. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 10, 2004, followed by a reception in the parish hall. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, June 11, 2004, with the Rev. Father William Huber as celebrant, followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Waring, Judson E.
Judson E. Waring - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 1987 - Judson E. Waring, late of 1809 E. 10th, passed away Oct. 20, 1987. Mr. Waring was a member of the First Friends Church. He is survived by his wife, Janice Waring of the family home; one daughter, Judith D. Osborn of San Pedro, Calif.; two sons, Kenneth C. (Barbara) Waring of Pueblo, and Richard M. (Oeson) Waring of Fort Carson; six grandchildren, Ryan, Raymond, and Audrey Waring, and Douglas E. Veronica, and Melanie Millsap; two brothers, Charles Waring of Torrance, Calif., and Frank Waring of Louisiana; one nephew and one niece, Carl C. Stewart and Adeline Cronbaugh, both of Pueblo; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Merle Clowe, of the First Friends Church officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. There will be no viewing. The family may be contacted at 1809 E. 10th.

Waring, Kenneth C.
Kenneth C. Waring - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 1999 - Kenneth C. Waring, 49, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 2, 1999. survived by children, Ryan (Tiana) Waring, Ray (Michele) Waring, Audrey Waring (Kevin Piowaty); former spouse, Barbara J. Ursick; grandchildren, Ivy, Mavrick, Michael, Dagan and Quintin; sister, Judy Wehenkel; and brother, Michael Waring. Preceded in death by his parents, Judson and Janice Waring; and cousin, Silva Brady. Ken worked for Alpha Beta as a meat cutter. He graduated from South High School in 1968. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Warmack, Richard James
Richard James "Jim" Warmack - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 2001 - Richard James "Jim" Warmack. Jim was born in Pueblo on Jan. 20, 1930. He died after a lengthy illness on June 27, 2001, in Alamosa, Colo. Jim retired from U S West in 1992 after 40 years of service. Preceded in death by parents, Russell Mathew and Josephine C. Warmack; wife of 28 years, Louise (Thompson) Warmack. Survived by wife of 20 years, Jeannie (McKibben) Warmack of the family home; children, Bob (Sue) Warmack of Idaho Springs, Colo., Dan (Trish) Warmack of Jerome, Idaho, Jolynn (Mike) Stewart of Monte Vista, Colo., Mike (Sue) McKibben of Lonetree, Colo., Bob (Leslie) McKibben of Fort Collins, Colo., Tim (Angela) Mc- Kibben of Leesburg, Va., and Tom (Lea) McKibben of Elizabeth, Colo.; grandchildren, Zackary and Rebecca Warmack, Taryn (Warmack) Foutz, Jarrett, Jason and Tammy Warmack, Trevor and Mikka Stewart, Shannon and Sean McKibben, Nikki, JoJo and Jordan McKibben, Alysha, Laura and Holly McKibben, Kaylie and Jack McKibben; great-grandchildren, Hayley Lauren and Marshall Foutz; brother, Russ Warmack of Broomfield, Colo.; sister, Dorothy (John) Venditti of Pueblo, Colo.; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2001, at Strohmayer Funeral Chapel in Monte Vista, Colo. Graveside service and inurnment, 4 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2001, Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colo. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that contributions be made to the Monte Vista Ambulance Service through Strohmayer Funeral Home.

Warne, Raymond Clarke Sr.
Raymond Clarke Warne Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 1999 - Raymond Clarke Warne Sr. lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 28, 1999. Graduate of Central High School, Class of 1955. Employed by Rio Grande Railroad as switchman-yardmaster for 36 years prior to his retirement in 1997. Served as a member of St. Joseph Parish, Blende, a trustee of the Knights of Columbus, Council No. 9456 with Fourth Degree Bishop Willging Assembly, Rio Grande Bowling Team member, Past President of Beulah Heights PTA, retired Rio Grande Veterans Club, Cubmaster of Pack No. 6, served in the National Guard and was an avid Broncos and Rockies fan. Preceded in death by his mother, Eva Otstott; father, Raymond Samuel Warne; son, Richard Valentine Warne; mother and father-in-law, Valentine and Rhoda Udovich; brothers, Robert and John L. Warne, and brother-in-law, Richard Marshall. Survived by wife of 39 years, Martha A. (Udovich) Warne; children, Robert (Yolanda) Udovich, Raymond Jr. (Janis) Warne, Helen and Tom Resendez, John (Kim) Warne, Mary (Sean) Ortiz and Myra (Nick) Consonero; 10 grandchildren, Ray, Kenny, Keith, Brian, Cody, Danniell, Sam, Kyle, Dalton, and Kitrick; brothers, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Maynard (Joyce) Warne, Mickey (Carolyn) Warne, Emma (Norb) Giltner, Josie (Willie) Kesner, Mitzi (Bob) Evans, Katie Marshall, Helen (Joe) Siegel and Val (Paula) Udovich; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Friday, and memorial Mass, 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Both services, St. Joseph Church in Blende.

Warner, Billie A.
Billie A. Warner - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 2004 - Billie A. Warner, 75, of Pueblo West, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 29, 2003, in Pueblo. Born Jan. 31, 1928, in Akron, Ohio, to Theodore and Mabel Warner, who preceded him in death. Survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Betty Warner; children, Betsy (David) Morgan, Billie M. Warner, and Beth (John) Voelkerding; grandchildren, Gregory, Jared, Jandra, Wendie, Kasie, Kellie; great-grandchildren, Noah, Christopher and Austin; brother, Richard (Barbara) Warner; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Evangelical Free Church in Pueblo West, with burial to follow at 1:30 p.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Warner, Carrie Lee
Mrs. Carrie Lee Warner - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 1919 - Mrs. Carrie Lee Warner, age 52 years died at 718 West Eleventh street, November 19. Body at Davis-Vories. Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1919 - The funeral of Mrs. Carrie Lee Warner will be held from the Davies-Vories chapel Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment will be made in Mountain View cemetery. Mother of W. L. Warner - Huerfano World - November 21, 2002 - This Week in La Veta History - 1919: W.L. Warner was called suddenly to Pueblo Wednesday by the death of his mother.

Warner, Irene
Irene Warner - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2000 - Irene Warner, 85, passed away Nov. 17, 2000. At her request, cremation, with inurnment in the Crown Hill Cemetery in Twinsburg, Ohio.

Warner, Jeff K.
Jeff K. Warner - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2003 - Jeff K. Warner, 41, passed away unexpectedly July 17, 2003. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Warner, Kathryn A.
Kathryn A. Warner - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2002 - Age 80, passed away March 11, 2002. Survived by her son, Jeffrey Warner of Denver. She will lie in state today at the funeral home from noon until 5 p.m. Private committal will be held in Albia, Iowa.

Warner, Patrick Vincent
Patrick Vincent Warner - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2000 - Patrick Vincent Warner, 61, of Anacortes, Wash., died Aug. 19, 2000, in Bellingham, Wash., following a lengthy illness. The son of Vincent F. and Olive (Garber) Warner, he was born on Aug. 14, 1939, in Long Beach, Calif., where he was raised and received his schooling. On July 30, 1982, he married Kathlyn Noll in Ouray, Colo. At his retirement he had worked 32 years for the U.S. Postal Service, having served as postmaster in Colorado Springs from 1981-87. Survivors include his wife, Kathlyn, of the family home; sons and daughters-in-law, David J. and Jennifer Warner of Vancouver, Wash., and Erik P. and Eileen Warner of Snohomish, Wash.; his mother, Olive L. Wonder of Cambria, Calif.; brothers, Dick Warner of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Bob Warner of Santa Barbara, Calif.; as well as five grandchildren. Private memorial services are being planned.

Warner, Wallace Ross
Wallace "Wally" Ross Warner - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2006 - Wallace "Wally" Ross Warner, 76, born March 19, 1929, left this earth Feb. 20, 2006, to join his wife, Barbara; his daughter, Nina; and his son, Mike. He leaves behind his children, Pamelia (James) Smith of Pueblo, Dan Warner of Pueblo, Kristy (Jim) Johnson of Steamboat Springs, and Rod (Teri) Warner of Seattle, Wash. He also leaves behind his beloved grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and two brothers. He will be greatly missed by his best friend, Beverly Hardee. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2006; both at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. After the interment, friends and family will be welcomed at 603 Pear.

Warrant, James H.
James H. Warrant – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 6, 1879 – James H. Warrant, an old and well known citizen of Pueblo, died at Cucharas on Sunday. He had many friends in this neighborhood who will deeply regret his death. He leaves a wife and several children. Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 6, 1879 – Death of Mr. James H. Warrant – Mr. E. M. Smith arrived in the city from Cucharas yesterday, bringing with him the remains of his son-in-law, Mr. James H. Warrant, an old and well-known former resident of this portion of Colorado. Mr. Warrant has been residing in New Mexico for several months past, and was on his way to Pueblo with his team when his fatal illness overtook him. On Saturday morning last at the crossing of the Santa Clara his team ran away from him and he started to run after it. He became very much overheated and failed to catch up with the runaway animals. He overtook a wagon on the road in which were some friends of his, and riding with them became chilled. He left the wagon at the Cucharas, the party going down the creek. Shortly after alighting Mr. Warrant was attacked with violent cramps. He managed to crawl to an uninhabited shanty where he lay from about eleven o'clock on Saturday morning until early Sunday morning. He tried to attract attention by firing his pistol and calling as loudly as he could but failed. On Sunday morning he managed to crawl on his hands and knees to Mr. Stevens' store, where he was kindly taken care of. Mr. Alex Levy, of Walsenburg, happened to come by, and he immediately telegraphed to Messrs. Canon and Walsen of that place, who came to Cucharas and did everything possible to alleviate the sick man's sufferings. Dr. McCaskill did all in his power, but medicines were of no avail and death ended Mr. Warrant's sufferings on Sunday night. He will be buried in this city this morning with Masonic ceremonies. He leaves a wife and several children.

Warrant, Robert T.
Robert T. Warrant - Colorado Daily Chieftain - October 8, 1876 - The funeral of the late Robert T. Warrant will take place from the Presbyterian church this afternoon at two o'clock. Colorado Daily Chieftain - October 8, 1876 - The members of  Pueblo Lodge, No. 17, A.F.& A.M. are requested to meet at the lodge this (Sunday) afternoon at 1:00 p.m. sharp to attend the funeral of our late brother Robert T. Warrant. All Master Masons in good standing are fraternally invited. By order of the W.M., O.H.P. Randall, Secretary Pro Tem. Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – October 12, 1876 – Mr. Robert T. Warrant, an old citizen of Pueblo County, died at his ranch on the Arkansas, six miles below this city, yesterday morning. The deceased was about forty years of age and a native of Canada. He had been sick for some time past, but was seriously ill only for a short time. The immediate cause of his death was bleeding at the lungs.

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

Warren, John Wayne
John Wayne Warren - Pueblo Chieftain - July 5, 1987 - John Wayne Warren, Pueblo resident for several years, passed away July 2, 1987. John had committed his life to Christ before he passed away. Survivors include his wife, Rae Ann Warren of the family home; three children, Jason, Andrea and April, also of the family home. Mr. Warren is survived also by his father, Reid Warren; mother, Joanne Bacon and one sister, Connie Colter. Cremation. No services. The Warren home will be open to those who wish to stop from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday. Their address is 30770 Hillside Road.

Warren, Judy
Judith "Judy" Warren - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 1997 - Judith "Judy" Warren, 58, of Fort Collins, formerly of Pueblo, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 1997, at a nursing home in Fort Collins. Judith was born in Belleville, Ill. The daughter of Robert Edward and Lola Wallace Warren, both deceased. Her family owned and operated Cedar Street Grocery Store in Pueblo from 1947 until 1976. She lived with her brother's family for the past 20 years. She was a longtime volunteer at Elderhaus Adult Care Center in Fort Collins. A will be held today at 3 p.m. at Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church in Fort Collins. Graveside services and interment will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo. Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Wally and Juanita Warren of Fort Collins- five nieces and nephews, Wendy Warren of Fort Collins, Kenneth Warren of Greeley, Colo., Jeni Lehman, Rob Warren and Jeffrey Warren all of Fort Collins.

Warren, Julie
Julie Warren - Sun Advocate – November 30, 2003 - Price, UT - Julia Sterlekar Warren, age 83, passed away Nov. 24, 2003 in Price. She was born Aug. 20, 1920 in Walsenburg, Colo., to Anton and Anna Gorsic Sterlekar. Married Gran W. Warren Nov. 27, 1936 in Helper. He died Sept. 21, 1991. She was honored as woman of the year by Good Shepherd Catholic Church for her years of dedicated service. She was also a choir member, member of the ladies auxiliary and accounts manager. Member of SNPJ Lodge 757, Slovenian Home of Spring Glen and Price Ladies of Elks. She enjoyed bowling for 30 years and received numerous awards and positions. She worked as a dietician for Kaiser Hospital. Survived by son, Robert Warren, East Carbon; daughter, Marilyn (Fred) Losee, West Valley City; grandsons, Robert Losee, Chubbuck, Idaho; Scot Losee and Karl Losee, Salt Lake City; great-grandchildren, Catherine Jennie Losee, Matthew Losee, Thomas Losee, Chub-buck, Idaho; Alisha Losee, Salt Lake City; sister, Sophie Sunter, East Carbon; nieces and nephews, Loretta Tucker, Boulder, Colo.; Barbara Hyatt, Reno, Nev.; Elsie Anderson, Mesquite, Nev.; Rudy Vuksinik, Orem; sister-in-law, Olga Stelekar, and niece, DeeAnn, California; and special friend, Sonny Fratto. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Annie; and brother, Albert. She will be dearly missed by family and friends. Funeral Mass Saturday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m., Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Vigil service Saturday, 9:30 a.m., at the church in East Carbon. Committal service, Price City Cemetery, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 103 N. 300 East, East Carbon, UT 84520.

Warren, Katherine B.
Katherine B. Warren - Lamar Daily News – September 1, 2004 - A graveside memorial service for Katherine B. Warren, 62, of Walsenburg will be held Saturday, Aug. 28, at 2 p.m., at La Veta Cemetery. Ms. Warren was born Oct. 7, 1941, in Las Animas. She died Aug. 26, 2004, at Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center in Walsenburg. Katherine was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Morgan; her brother, Clarence, and a sister, Frances Hockett. Ms. Warren is survived by her mother, Opal (Brown) Morgan; sons, Barr (Martha), Josh and Dwanyne Warren; daughters, Debbie Meketi and Kathey Warren; 12 grandchildren; five brothers and three sisters. Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home, Trinidad, is in charge of the arrangements.

Warren, Leonard G.
Leonard G. "Pop" Warren - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2002 - Leonard G. "Pop" Warren, 88, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 10, 2002. Born May 27, 1914, in Spaulding, Idaho. Preceded in death by his wife, Thelma S. Warren. Survived by children, Janice (John) Bustos of Pueblo, Dan (Carol) Warren of Bothell, Wash., Ted (Teri) Warren of Kenmore Wash., Jon (Theo) Warren of Woodinville, Wash., Sue Nelson, Bonners Ferry, Idaho; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and sister, Gwen (Danny) Takumitsu. Leonard served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during WWII in three Theaters of War, Italy, Africa and the Pacific. A long time resident of Juanita, Wash., he spent his retirement years in Lewiston, Idaho, moving to Pueblo seven years ago to be near his daughter and her family. He was a lifetime member of Golden Eagles FOE No. 145. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at IHS, Fifth Tower at Parkview and Belmont Senior Care for taking care of him. Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. on Thursday, Imperial Memorial Gardens Veterans Court of Honor with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Warren, Lydia Ann
Lydia Ann Warren - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - January 31, 1991 - Lydia Ann Warren, 95, of Calhan died Monday in Colorado Springs. She was proprietor of the R & L Antique store in Calhan until retiring in 1987. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today at the Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Calhan with the Rev. Jeff Belveal officiating. Burial will be at the Calhan Cemetery. Mrs. Warren was born Aug. 19, 1895, in Missouri to George and Mary (Huff) Eaves. In 1906, she traveled by covered wagon with her father and brothers to a homestead in Oklahoma. In 1931, she took up a second homestead near Gardner with her husband and children. She had lived in Calhan since 1950. Mrs. Warren was active in local politics while at Gardner and had served as Huerfano County Democratic chairwoman. She also worked as a manufacturing supervisor and was a homemaker. Her services as a midwife gave her the nickname "Doc" Warren. Mrs. Warren also was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Rebekah Lodge and the Home Extension Club. She was married in 1912 in Tijuana, Mexico, to Ralph W. Warren, who died in 1964. Mrs. Warren is survived by three daughters, Billie Tickle of Pueblo, June Alvis of Calhan and Dove Johnson of Green Mountain Falls; four sons, James of Colorado Springs and Michael, Hal and Ralph Jr., all of Calhan; 26 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and 42 great-great-grandchildren. She had two daughters, Barbra Ann Warren and Nellie Eakins, and three sons, Lyle Duane, Charles and Elwyn, who are deceased. Memorial contributions may be made to the Calhan Ambulance Fund in care of Town Hall, Calhan 80808.

Warren, Rebecca
Rebecca Warren - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28 2001 - Police Blotter - Fatal car crash victims identified. Compiled by Gayle Perez. The two Pueblo women killed in a head-on traffic accident Wednesday afternoon on Northern Avenue have been identified. Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer has identified the victims as Rebecca Warren, 54, and her mother, Anna Boitz, 90, both of Pueblo. Both women died of massive blunt trauma. Two other passengers in the Warren vehicle were injured. Warren's son, Kenneth Scott Warren, 14, of 1158 29th Lane was in good condition Thursday afternoon at Parkview hospital. A grandson, Coltan McClure, 1, of 3000 Azalea was treated and released from St. Mary-Corwin hospital Wednesday night. According to police, Warren was driving a 1991 Mercury Sable west up a hill in the 1000 block of Northern Avenue when an eastbound Ford Ranger truck went out of control and crossed into the westbound lanes hitting the Warren vehicle head-on. Police said the Ranger, driven by Yolanda Blea, 33, of Pueblo, was traveling approximately 66 mph in the 30 mph zone when the accident occurred. Police said it did not appear that alcohol or road conditions were a factor in the accident. A third vehicle, a 1988 Ford truck driven by Gilbert Aranda of 1431 E. Third, was unable to avoid the accident and struck the Warren vehicle from behind. Aranda, 65, was not injured. The accident is still under investigation. A report will be sent to the district attorney's office for the possible filing of charges.

Warren, Rodney Michael
Rodney Michael Warren – Pueblo Chieftain – September 14, 2006 - Rodney Michael Warren, 15, passed from this life on Sept. 8, 2006, at his father's home in Rocky Ford. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the First Church of the Nazarene in La Junta. Rodney was born Dec. 6, 1990, in Pueblo to DeLynn Lasater and Steve Warren. He is survived by his mother, DeLynn (Allan) Lasater of the La Junta home; father, Steve (Beth) Warren of Rocky Ford; grandparents, Keith (Rebecca) Goodwin of La Junta; Lyda (Jim) McClain of Lubbock, Texas; great-grandparents, Loyd (Loyce) Goodwin of La Junta; Uncle, Bryan Goodwin of Lubbock, Texas; aunts and uncles, Sonya (Bo) Ruby of La Junta; Chris (Paul) Gomez of Carlsbad, N.M.; uncle, Terry Corder of Colorado City; numerous family and step family and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Nola and Gerry Warren; and great-grandparents, John Brandfas; George and Sue Reed; Richard and Nora Davis.

Warren, Ruby
Ruby Warren - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 1987 - Ruby Warren, 91, died Nov. 21, 1987. Fowler resident since 1916. Survived by two sons, Johnny (Kay), Wichita, Kan., Vernon (Mary) Warren, Fort Edward, N.Y., three daughters, Rogene (J. R.) Smith, Fowler, Lorene Mutz and Vivian (Ray) Mutz, of Pueblo, one sister, 15 grandchildren and other relatives. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church. Burial Fowler Cemetery.

Warren, Susan Thomas
Mrs. Susan Thomas Warren - Walsenburg World – February 28, 1922 – Death of Mrs. Susan Thomas Warren – Mrs. Susan Thomas Warren, age 71, died at her home in Toltec, on Friday, February 24, 1922, and will be buried from Toltec today at 2:15 in the afternoon. Mrs. Warren was well known in this vicinity, having lived a useful and motherly life in it for some 20 years. One daughter from California and one from Rock Island, Illinois, are expected to arrive in time for the funeral. One daughter, living in Denver, arrived Saturday. One son and one daughter are living in Toltec. Funeral services will be conducted today by Rev. G. S. Darley.

Warren, Thomas
Thomas Warren – Steamboat Pilot – June 15, 1910 – Via Rough-On-Rats – Trinidad Engineer Out of Employment Seeks Death – Trinidad, June 15. – After having swallowed the contents of a small box of rough-on-rats in his room at the Trinidad hotel, Thomas Warren, former engineer of the Colorado & Southern, died in great agony at 2 o'clock this morning. It was a case of deliberate suicide, Warren having worried himself insane from the loss of his position.

Warton, Laura
Laura Warton - Moore County News-Press - June 22, 2005 - Dumas, TX - Funeral services for Laura Warton, 83, were held Saturday, June 18, 2005, in Morrison Memorial Chapel in Dumas. Officiating was the Rev. Brad Foster, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church of Dumas. Burial was in Dumas Cemetery. Mrs. Warton died June 13, 2005, in Fort Worth. Born July 12, 1921, in Trinidad, Colo., she was a homemaker. She was a Dumas resident for 55 years before moving to Fort Worth in 2000. She was a former long-time member of the Order of The Eastern Star Dumas Chapter No. 653. She married John Warton in 1937. He preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by two sons, Gary Warton and Don Warton. Survivors include a daughter, Darla D. and Cliff Grossman of Fort Worth; two sisters, Beatrice Dupler of Morton and Gertrude Stewart of Norco, Calif.; two brothers, Arlie Self of Hobbs, N. M., and Jimmy Self of Morton; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Morrison Funeral Directors of Dumas was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Washburn, David Camer
David Camer Washburn - The Forum - June 24, 2006 - Fargo, ND - David Camer Washburn, 62, West Fargo, ND and formerly Hope, ND, was born January 8, 1944 in Northwood, ND to Camer and Ann (Silseth) Washburn. He graduated from Hope High School in 1962 and then graduated from Trinidad Junior College, Trinidad, CO, learning the trade of gunsmithing. He also attended the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND and Moorhead State College, Moorhead, MN until entering the US Army. He served from November 30, 1967 to September 1970, and spent part of his service in Vietnam for 1 year and 6 months.

Washington, Andre Quintin
Andre Quintin Washington - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2001 - Andre Quintin Washington, 38, departed this life Oct. 27, 2001, at Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs. A lifetime Puebloan, Andre was born Jan. 22, 1963. He graduated from Central High School and from cooking school. Preceded in death by mother, Shirley Andrews Washington, and nephew, Brandon Washington. Survived by his father, Eddie Washington; children, Jared Edwin and DeAndra Mae; siblings, Preston Washington, Wayne Washington, Avis "Tootsie" (Keith) Wilhite, Olivia (Robert) Myers, Cathy (Rodney) McCree and Stephanie Washington; nieces and nephews, Audrea Washington, Shayla Myers, Shalita Washington, Amber McCree, Andre Washington, Daric Wilhite, Kameron Wilhite and Colton Myers; great-nieces, Nya and DeAjainea Washington; special friend, Geriann Ortiz; and numerous cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 4 to 8 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Angelus Chapel, Rev. Charlie Sankey officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1439 Cypress.

Washington, Angleus Donnella
Angleus Donnella Washington - Pueblo Chieftain - January 02, 2001 - Angleus Donnella Washington, 46, was born Aug. 5, 1954, in Waterloo, Iowa, to Doris Robinson and the late Richard Lavern Washington. She was employed by the Blackhawk County Social Services for 13 years. After moving to Pueblo, she was employed by the Pueblo City-County Health Department until her illness and passing. Donnella departed this life Dec. 29, 2000, at University Park Care Center. She was an active member of St. Mark's Baptist Church in Waterloo, where she served on the usher board. She was currently a devoted member of Evangelist Church of God in Christ, serving as assistant secretary and on the usher board. She enjoyed playing volleyball and reading. Donnella is survived by a son, Alexander C. Evans; mother and stepfather, Doris (Elder David) Robinson; a brother, Richard Dean Washington, all of Pueblo; sisters, Cynthia (Edmond) Hollis, Visalia, Calif., Gwen (Mickey) Johnson, Waterloo, Iowa, Debra Simpson, Grandview, Mo., Brenda Simpson, Omaha, Neb.; maternal grandmother, Elsie Wayland; paternal grandmother, Floride Rockett, both of Waterloo, Iowa; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews; and her church family. Donnella is preceded in death by her father. Visitation, noon until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Evangelist Church of God in Christ, Rev. Raymond Blackwell officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1606 Iroquois.

Washington, Branden Anthony
Branden Anthony Washington - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2001 - Branden Anthony Washington, 18, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord June 2, 2001. Born Oct. 8, 1982, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his grandmother, Shirley Washington. Survived by his parents, Rodney and Catherine McCree of Pueblo; brother, Andre Washington, Pueblo; sisters, Audrea Washington and Amber McCree, both of Pueblo; niece, DeAjainea Washington, Pueblo; grandfather, Eddie Washington, Pueblo; aunts, Avis (Keith) Wilhite, Olivia (Robert) Myers and Stephanie Washington, Atlanta, Ga.; uncles, Preston Washington, Andre Washington and Wayne Washington. Also survived by numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and a host of relatives. Branden was a senior at South High School; he enjoyed sports, fishing, weight lifting, working on his car, music and reading. He was always helpful to all who knew him. No viewing. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday at Romero Chapel. Interment Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Washington, Eddie
Eddie Washington - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2002 - Eddie Washington, 78, departed this life May 22, 2002, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Born Jan. 15, 1924, in Warrior, Ala. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps, retired chair car attendant from the Santa Fe Railroad passenger trains. He was an avid baseball player. He enjoyed watching all sporting events, playing dominos, attending the greyhound dog races and horse races. Preceded in death by his parents, D.W. and Gerturde Shine Washington; siblings Willie, Lee, Thomas and Ida Mae; wife, Shirley Washington; son, Andre Washington; grandson, Brandon Washington. Survived by his children, Avis "Tootsie" (Keith) Wilhite, Olivia (Robert) Myers, Catherine (Rodney) McCree, Stephanie Washington, Preston Washington, Wayne Washington; grandchildren, Shalita Lopez, Audrea and Andre Washington, Amber McCree, Sheyla and Colton Myers, Daric and Kameron Wilhite, Jared De Andera; great-grandchildren, Nia Washington, Branden Washington and De A Jainea Washington; three brothers, Cleo, Joel and Howard Washington; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. today and Monday. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Pastor Orval Miles officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 120 Montcalm Drive.

Washington, George W.
George W. Washington - Wray Rattler - May 22, 1903 - George W. Washington, a well-known colored man of Pueblo, president of the Standard Publishing Company, was found dead in the Bessemer ditch, near Carlile Park, on the 13th inst. He had been missing for two days.

Washington, Lud E.
Lud E. Washington - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2002 - Lud E. Washington of Pueblo was born Jan. 14, 1914, in Mansfield, La., and expired Jan. 7, 2002, at Parkview hospital. He was the first black foreman, Pueblo Army Depot, Amunition Department. He retired from the PAD with 30 years' service. Past Most Worshipful Master, Ashby Lodge No. 2 F&AM. Honored by Eureka Lodge No. 2 F&AM (PHA) 50-year membership. Mr. Washington assisted his wife as surrogate parent to many children at Lincoln Home Orphanage. Husband of Marguerite Washington, Pueblo; father of the Rev. Kenneth Washington, Pueblo; stepfather of Shirlea J. Neal, Denver, Prentis (Karen Henderson) Vanduvall, Denver, Patti Jo Hester, Las Vegas, Nev.; stepbrother of Frances (Samuel) Williams, San Jose, Calif., Patricia (Willie) Hill, Marian Wallace, all of Pueblo, Colo., Kenneth Twyman, Margaret "Pete" Albrow, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; surrogate parent to children of Lincoln Home Orphanage; and a host of other relatives and friends. Service, noon Thursday, First AME Church, 613 W. Mesa Ave., to Imperial Memorial Gardens. Visitation, 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel, 1102 E. Evans. Family at 118 Washington and 9 Palma Court. Please take note: Eureka Lodge No. 2 F&AM (PHA).

Washington, Walter L.
Walter L. Washington - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 2002 - Walter L. Washington, 52, went to be with the Lord on July 4, 2002. Survived by his mother, Beulah Tannahill; sisters, Marian Carter and JoAnn Phillips; brother, Michael (Alica) Tannahill; three aunts; one uncle; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends and relatives at 3412 Brookfield Lane after the interment.

Wasinger, George
George Wasinger - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - December 20, 1918 - Fourteen of the twenty-eight Colorado soldiers mention in the casualty lists made public by the War Department are among the dead. The killed in action are Herman W. Pippert, Fred A. Thompson and Corp. Bernard R. Schwarts, Denver, Peter F. Calligan, Aspen, Russell Steinbeck, Lake City; Corp. Christian H. Hasp, Pueblo; Leslie R. Pierce, Fort Collins, and Mike H. Dazebeck, La Veta. Two dead of wounds received in action are Samuel J. Cook, Loveland, and George Wasinger, Rye. Included in the dead of disease are James R. Robertson, Denver, Arthur J. Berger, Carter; Paul L. Rosco Smuggler, and Earl [might be Karl] W. Dennis, Loveland. Capt. Edmund C. Glenn, Jr., Denver, is among the missing action. Among the severely wounded in action are Ray L. Lindendoll and Jerry Tramulto, Denver; Frank F. Kruglet, Pueblo; Neale K. Parris, Green Knoll; Bartlett S. Bankston, Cedar; Gust R. Lager, Idaho Springs, William C. Lovall, Canon City, and Fred I. Peterson, Boulder. Elmer W. Harris, Denver is among the wounded, degree undetermined. The list of slightly wounded includes Phillip S. Morris, Denver; Otto Evans, Leadville; Max A. Brown, Colorado Springs, and Howard L. Stone, Cripple Creek.

Wassam, Kathleen Marie
Kathleen Marie (Golob) Wassam - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2000 - Kathleen Marie (Golob) Wassam went to be with her Lord Feb. 7, 2000, in Denver. Preceded in death by her parents, Al and Katy Golob. Survived by her husband, Jim Wassam; brothers, Al (Vivian), Gene (Pat) and Bob (Thelma) Golob. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Memorial Mass, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 at St. Mary's Church, 217 East Mesa Avenue. In lieu of flowers and food, contributions can be made in the name of Kathy Wassam to HMD Aurora Care Center (Hospice), 3399 S. Eagle St., Aurora, Colo., 80014-5003. Family will greet friends at the church hall after the Mass.

Wassell, Gerald Lee
Gerald Lee Wassell - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2000 - Gerald Lee Wassell, 53, passed away April 28, 2000. Survived by his wife, Kathryn Wassell; son, Gerald L. (Danielle Bartmess) Wassell of Pueblo West; brothers, Joseph (Nancy) Wassell, Collinsville, Ill., Lawrence Wassell and Gary (Deana) Wassell, both of Springfield, Ill.; and sister-in-law, Nancy Reynolds, Springfield, Ill. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Pauline. Mr. Wassell was employed at the State Hospital for 3 1/2 years, a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners Lodge in Springfield, Ill. Masonic service, Monday, 4:30 p.m., at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, East Lawn Cemetery in Marion, Ill. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Crippled Children's Hospice through the funeral home office.

Waterman, Dorcy
Dorcy Waterman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 1987 - Dorcy Waterman, 56, passed away in California on Feb. 6, 1987. Mr. Waterman is survived by three children, William Waterman of California, Alan Waterman of Kansas, and Kathryn Austin of Pueblo; two brothers, Willard (Rozetta) Waterman of Pueblo, and Cyrus (Willadean) of California; two sisters, Goldie (Bob) Bartek of Pueblo, and Myrtle (Bud) Crapser of Oregon; and two grandchildren, Shelby and Gus Austin. He also is survived by his ex-wife, Jackie, and numerous relatives and friends. Mr. Waterman was preceded in death by parents, seven brothers, one sister, and one son. Mr. Waterman was born on Sept. 16, 1930, in Pritchett, Colo., and was a self-employed truck driver. Visitation hours from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1987, at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Hillcrest, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Waterman, Pansy L.
Pansy L. Waterman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 2001 - Pansy L. Waterman, 72, went to be with the Lord July 3, 2001, at her home in Pueblo. Born Aug. 2, 1928, in Nowata, Okla., to John and Frances Patton who preceded her. She was also preceded by her husband of 31 years, Orza Waterman; three sisters; and four brothers. Survived by her daughters, Carol Cortner, Virginia Hill and Verna (Allen) Armstrong; grandchildren, Cindy (Bill), Orza "Leroy" (Patty), Autumn (Herb), Ira (Jill), Logan, Kathy, Daniel, Kimberly and Krista; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

Waters, Harry
Harry Waters – New Castle Nonpareil – November 19, 1904 – A sensational suicide occurred at Tercio on the morning of the 8th inst., when Harry Waters stood at the entrance of No. 3 mine and blew the top of his head off with a six-shooter. This is the mine in which nineteen people lost their lives in an explosion. Waters had been acting as a watchman about the mine since that time. It is supposed that he became temporarily insane from the gruesome sights when dead bodies were carried out of the mine. [Submitter's Note: The explosion referred to here occurred on October 28, 1904.]

Waters, Joe
Joe Walters - Akron Pioneer Press - June 3, 1921 - Henry Fowler of Branson, tried in the District Court at Trinidad for the murder of Joe Walters at the place Feb. 16. was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter by the jury, which reported Fowler shot and killed Walters, with whom he had quarreled in a pool hall at Branson. The men were former friends.

Waters, Virgil Gordon
Virgil Gordon Waters - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 1987 - Virgil Gordon Waters, 77, late of Truth or Consequences, N.M., and Canon City, died March 8, 1987, in Las Cruces, N.M. He was born July 31, 1909, in Kansas to Roy and Nellie Waters, who preceded him in death in 1958 and 1970. He married Mabel Pretty on Jan. 26, 1935, in Florence. She preceded him in death in 1968. He is survived by son, Bill Waters, Falls Church, Va.; daughter, Marnell Jurrens, New Richland, Minn.; five grandchildren, Cyndee, Sue, and Greg Waters, Tustin, Calif., Kendra and Jimmie Jurrens, New Richland; and sister, Margaret Hansen, Pueblo. Preceded in death by brothers, Zeke Waters in 1969 and Owen Waters in 1968. Funeral service, 2 p.m. today at Holt and Dixon Chapel of the Gardens. Interment at Union Highland Cemetery, Florence.

Watkins, Bill
Bill Watkins - Huerfano World - January 21, 1999 - Bill Watkins, developer of Navajo Western Land in Huerfano County, died December 10, 1998 in Lakeland, FL. He was 84. Founder and chief executive of Watkins Motor Lines, Inc., and other trucking companies, he started his trucking business with a $300 pickup after finishing high school in Georgia in 1932. Other Watkins businesses were real estate, bridge building, seafood, and food processing, citrus production, radio broadcasting, insurance, ready-mix concrete, and door and window manufacturing. In Colorado, Mr. Watkins also had real estate developments in Teller County.

Watkins, Brenda
Brenda "Kay" Watkins - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2001 - Age 56, a resident of Salida and Funny River, Alaska, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2001, at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was born Jan. 23, 1945, in Lubbock, Texas, to L.K. and Myrt Gregory. Tough-minded but tender hearted, Kay received her bachelor's degree from the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo and her master's degree in counseling psychology from Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, Alaska. Her teaching career included Pueblo Central High School and Buena Vista High School in Colorado and Yakutat High School in Alaska, during which time she touched many students' lives in a positive manner. She also served an internship at West Central Mental Health Clinic in Salida. She and her husband owned and operated Gwin's Lodge on the Kenai River in Cooper Landing, Alaska for seven years. She married Winston (Tony) Watkins in Clovis, N.M., in May 1961. They had two daughters, Kim and Michelle (deceased). A memorial service for Kay will be held at United Methodist Church in Salida on Friday, March 23 at 2 p.m., and at a later date in Funny River, Alaska. She was preceded in death by her parents, L.K. and Myrt Gregory; and daughter, Michelle. Survivors include husband Winston; daughter, Kim (Rick) Walker; grandchildren, Kyle and Danielle Walker; sister, Jerri (George) Willis; brother, Tony (Kathy) Gregory; aunt, Laverne Martin; and mother in-law, Marjorie Watkins. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any domestic violence shelter, homeless shelter, educational institution/project, the American Cancer Society or any other charity of the donor's choice. Donations may be made through Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 925, Salida, CO, 81201. She was loved by many and shall be missed by all.

Watkins, Bruce Ernest Jr.
Bruce Ernest - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 2001 - Bruce Ernest, 93, passed away Nov. 2, 2001. Survived by his children, Nancy Ann Foster of Pueblo and Carole L. (Tracy DeFusco) Horton of Pueblo; grandchildren, Marian (Alan) Alexander, Diane Poulos, Lori (Wayne) Canida, Jonna (Bob) Baker, Pete (Connie) Poulos, Tom (Bobbie) Poulos and Adrian Foster; and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Wilma J. Watkins in 1992; son and daughter-in-law, Warren L. and Trudy Duff; sister, Helen Campbell; and parents, Mary and Bruce E. Watkins Sr. Ernie was born April 21, 1908, in Pueblo, and recently resided at Alterra Wynwood of Pueblo. He was a real estate broker, past president of Pueblo Board of Realtors and Salvation Army Advisory Board. He was inducted into the Greater Pueblo Sports Association Hall of Fame and was also a life member of B.P.O. Elks No. 90. There will be no viewing. Graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at Mountain View Cemetery, with a representative from the Salvation Army officiating and Elks Rites by B.P.O. Elks No. 90. The family will greet friends and relatives at 1107 S. Papago in Pueblo West, following the service. Those who desire may make memorials to the Salvation Army, through the funeral home.

Watkins, Charles Jay
Charles Jay Watkins - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 1999 - Charles Jay Watkins, 44, died in Orange County, Calif., on Aug. 10, 1999. He was born Jan. 8, 1955, in Las Animas, the son of C.A. and Lela Rae (Foster) Watkins. Service will be held in the Presbyterian Church Monday, Aug.16, 1999, at 2 p.m. A private committal will be held Monday morning at the Watkins Ranch, south of Las Animas. Memorials may be made to the Jay Watkins Memorial at the Las Animas Library.

Watkins, Clara Mae
Clara Mae Watkins - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 2000 - Clara Mae Watkins, 68, Pueblo resident, departed this life Oct. 4, 2000. Born July 10, 1932, in Taylor, Texas. She is preceded in death by her father, Waldo Jackson in 1981; and husband, John Watkins Sr. in 1961. Clara Mae was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and raising her grandchildren, going to yard sales, doing yard work and working in her garden, playing cards and sitting on her porch visiting with the neighbors. Survived by her children, John Watkins Jr., Pueblo, Linda (Delano) Charles, Judy Watkins, Sandra (Michael) Jackson, all of Denver, Tim (Kim Hardy) Watkins, Pueblo; mother, Faustin Jackson, Pueblo; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rev. F.L. Chandler officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Watkins, Forrest L.
Forrest L. Watkins - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 2002 - Forrest L. Watkins, 79, of Pueblo, went into the presence of God on May 6, 2002. Husband of his wife of 56 years, Berniece; loving father of Patti (George) Medina and Forrest B. (Renee) Watkins; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren who held a special place in Popo's heart; brother, George Watkins of Pueblo; and sisters, Margaret Conley and June (Jack) Wiles of Farmington, Mo. Forrest was a veteran of World War II. He was also a lifetime member of Tabernacle Baptist Church of Pueblo and would be the first to tell you that the only way to heaven was by trusting in Jesus Christ. Forrest spent many hours in pursuit of his favorite game and fish. He always said a duck blind was the best place to talk to God. Forrest was a volunteer for Sangre de Cristo Hospice and would like any donations be sent there in his memory. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. today. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Watkins, George Dale
George Dale Watkins - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2003 - George Dale Watkins, 71, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 15, 2003, in Pueblo. Born Sept. 14, 1932, in Doe Run, Mo., to George and Mary Watkins, who preceded him along with his sister, Mary Elizabeth Whitener; brothers, Ralph McLeod and Forrest Leon Watkins. Survived by his children, Carlos (Kim) Sandoval, Mary Lou (Michael) Wilburn, Dianna (Kim) Phillips; grandchildren, Tara, Matthew, Megan, Karly, Kelsi; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jessica, Jacob; sisters, June (Jack) Wiles, Margaret Connely; former spouse, Emelia Sandoval; nieces, nephews and a host of friends who knew him as "Country George." Visitation, 2 to 8 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Chapel with interment to follow, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military honors by the Pueblo Ritual Team. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society in his memory through the funeral home office.

Watkins, Janice Louise
Janice Louise Tising Watkins - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2006 - Janice Louise Tising Watkins, passed peacefully from this life on June 14, 2006, with many of her family and friends at her bedside. She was 76 years of age. Janice, widely and affectionately known as "Jan," was the beloved wife of Robert F. "Bob" Watkins; mother of Jim Watkins of Pueblo, Jody (David) Dertina of Littleton, and Julie Wysocki of Littleton. She had nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Jan was preceded in death by her father, Jesse L. Tising; mother, Eunice Kinney Tising; and her grandson, Joshua Dale Alquist. Surviving family members are her brother, James R. Tising of Black Forest; and her sister, Myrna L. Garner of Pueblo West. Janice was born in Denver, Colo., on Nov. 16, 1929, and was a graduate of Central High School, class of 1948. During her high school years, she was active in the Clionians, Blue Masque and Gavel, Y-Teens, Glee Club, and the Christmas Pageant. During her adult years, Jan participated actively as a member and often as an officer of several U.S. Air Force Officers Wives' Clubs. She was a past president of the Conejo Valley Christian Women's Organization while living in Thousand Oaks, Calif., as well as an active participant in similar clubs in other states, including in Pueblo. Jan was a lifetime member of the Forest Home Women's Auxiliary, Forest Lake, Calif. Jan had a passion for the young women and served as a counselor while a member of the Calvary Community Church, Thousand Oaks, Calif., during the 1976 to 1989 time period. Janice loved to travel, and she and her husband traveled widely before they retired in 1989. Jan had an accomplished life; she lived well, served well and finished well. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Should anyone desire, they may make a donation in her name to the local Alzheimer's Association.

Watkins, Lee Ann M.
Lee Ann M. Watkins - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2001 - Lee Ann M. Watkins, 62, passed away May 20, 2001. Survived by her husband, Robert Watkins, of the family home; children, Kathy (Tim) Rupert, Mark (Glory) Watkins, Tim (Tamara) Watkins, all of Pueblo, and Phillip (Deanna) Watkins of Sycamore, Ill.; brother, Wilbur (Judy) Lay of Pueblo; mother-in-law, Mary Buehler of Pueblo; sisters and brothers-in-law, Alma (Ted) Barker of Deora, Colo., Vernon (Lovina) Watkins of Canon City, Noretta Hicks of Alexandria, Ohio, Betty Gray of Gunnison, Colo., and William (Dorothy) Watkins of Canon City; grandchildren, Tiffeny Pontius, Jeremy Watkins, Jacob Watkins, June Jones, Kenneth Johnson, Sonya Yob, Taryn Watkins, Jayme Watkins and Darian Watkins; five great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members. Lee Ann was born July 11, 1938, to Irene M. (nee Papas) and Wilbur F. Lay Sr. in Pueblo. She was a bookkeeper for Pueblo Gas and Fuel and later for Herb's Sport Shop. She was an active member of Trinity Life Center, Women's Aglow and Thursday Morning Bible Study. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, May 24, 2001, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Rich Conley officiating. Following the service, the family will receive friends and relatives at Trinity Life Center, 36 Merritt Court. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Life Center, charity of donor's choice or the memorial fund in Lee Ann's name at Minnequa Bank.

Watkins, Lena Mae Ward
Lena Mae Ward Watkins - Colorado Springs Gazette - July 3, 2007 - Lena Mae Ward Watkins, 89, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 29, 2007. She was born in Berlin, Oklahoma, October 27, 1917 to Charley and Elizabeth Sandusky. In 1928 she moved to Southeastern Colorado where she was valedictorian of the class of 1935 from Thatcher High School in Las Animas School district. She received her RN degree in 1940 from the Minnequa School of Nursing at Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Her nursing career spanned almost 40 years, working at Corwin Hospital and later at Colorado State Hospital where she was a chief division nurse. After residing in Pueblo almost 50 years, she moved to Colorado Springs in 1989. She married Lewis P. Ward of Pueblo, Colorado in 1942, who preceded her in death July 3, 1973. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Edith and Mary, and her second husband Thomas Watkins of Lakin, Kansas. Lena Mae is survived by her children Lewis (Geri) Ward of Colorado Springs, Karen (Richard) Gorrell of Colorado Springs, and Linda (Chuck) McIntyre of Canon City; grandchildren John (Cheri) Ward, Richard (Erika) Ward, Kevin (Sierra) McIntyre, Shelley (Paul) Lugauer, Kimberly (Scott) Santa Cruz, Kerrie (Chris Hogg) Gorrell, Kelly (Brian) Giacomozzi; great grandchildren Evan, Holly and Heather Ward, Reese Ward, Shon, Carmelita and Stephen McIntyre, Bethany and Luke Lugauer, Ian and Sarah Gorrell, Austyn Giacomozzi and Alexa Santa Cruz. She is also survived by a sister Lorena Rose of Trinidad and brother Charles (Julia) Sandusky of Pueblo as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lena was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a member of Vista Grande Baptist Church. In addition to service at her church, she participated in mission trips to both China and Kenya. Besides her family and her church, her passions included playing the piano and singing, painting, gardening, reading, traveling, genealogy, and the Colorado Rockies. In 2003 she moved to The Bridge Assisted Living and enjoyed many friendships there with residents and staff. Services are scheduled for 10:30 AM Thursday July 5th at Vista Grande Baptist Church located at 5680 Stetson Hills Blvd. (corner of Stetson Hills & Powers) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The family will have internment services in Pueblo at Imperial Gardens at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vista Grande Baptist Church, or to a charity of your choice.

Watkins, Russell
Russell Watkins - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2000 - Russell Watkins, 80, passed away on Aug. 11, 2000. Preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Watkins; and parents, Orel and Sena Watkins. Russell lived and worked in California as a conductor for the railroad for 40 years and retired to Pueblo in 1990. Survived by sons, Barry and Bruce; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He will be remembered by his best friend, Ellen Roskoff. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Graveside service, Monday, 10 a.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Watkins, Tom
Tom Watkins - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 1987 - Tom Watkins, May 24, 1987. Husband of Audrey Watkins; preceded in death by wife, Mabel K. Watkins, in September 1971. Brother of Edward (Ilene) Watkins, Boulder. Uncle of Frances (Ernest) Socha, Pueblo, and Ruth Frances Smith, Nevada. Mr. Watkins worked many years as a coal miner and retired as a Pueblo Army Depot guard 20 years ago. He was a 50-year member of Eureka Lodge 66, AF&AM, and a member of Eastern Star Chapel 25, Florence. Masonic graveside service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Union Highland Cemetery, Florence, conducted by Eureka Lodge 66, AF&AM. He will lie in state Monday and Tuesday at George McCarthy Funeral Home, and the family will receive friends at the funeral home 2-4 p.m. Tuesday. Please omit food and flowers.

Watkins, Wilbur Virgil
Wilbur Virgil Watkins - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 1998 - Wilbur Virgil Watkins, 72, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 7, 1998. Survived by his wife of 51 years, Arla Jean- sons, Al Watkins, Mike (Frankie) Watkins- sisters, Lorraine (Tony) Prelesnik, Ardell (Jim) Ottino, Louise (Dan) Willyard- granddaughter, Michelle Watkins- several nieces and nephews also survive. Mr. Watkins was a foreman in the Ore Prep department at CF&I for 30 years retiring in 1982. During his retirement he enjoyed gardening, mechanics, fishing, boating, camping and working in his orchard. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, noon until 5 p.m. Sunday. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Watkins, William
William Watkins - Huerfano World - June 5, 2003 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1920: William Watkins, engineer, was killed when crushed by a trip of cars in the Sunnyside mine.

Watley, Dolores Maxine
Dolores Maxine Watley - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 2006 - Dolores Maxine Watley, 89, passed away April 3, 2006. Preceded by husband Thomas J. Jr., sons Paul Watley, Leo Hines, Don Watley, brother Roy J. Tillar Jr., and sister Virginia Tillar. Survived by daughter Rayjo T. (Rev. Charles H.) Farris; sons Louis J. (Vonnie) Johnson Jr., Raymond B. Hines, Kenneth D. (Jane) Hines, Thomas R. (Linda) Watley, Carl E. Watley; sister Dorothy M. Washington. Also survived by 22 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, and nephews. No services.

Watley, Thomas Jefferson Jr.
Thomas Jefferson Watley Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1986 - Thomas Jefferson Watley Jr., 3521 Wedgewood Lane, departed this life Oct. 4, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Retired from CF&I with 34 years of service. He was a member of Local 2101. Mr. and Mrs. Watley celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary, Sept. 26, 1986. Predeceased by father, Thomas J. Watley Sr.; sister, Ora Bell May; brother, Ruben Watley; and son, Paul Watley. Survived by wife, Delores Maxine Watley; children, Louis (Vonnie) Johnson, Leo J. (Phyllis) Hines, all of Pueblo; Raymond B. (Johnnye) Hines, Denver; Kenneth D. (Leigh) Hines, Florida; Thomas R. (Linda) Watley, Aurora; Donald L. (Donlyne) Watley, Denver; Carl E. Watley, Ontario, Calif.; Ray Jo (Rev. Charles) Farris, Los Angeles, Calif.; two brothers, Warren R. Watley, Seattle, Wash.; and Marvin Watley, Denver; sister, Dorothy O. Nevilles, Pueblo; mother, Elnora Willis; stepfather, Howard Willis, both of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Dorothy Washington, Compton, Calif.; 19 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. Cremation. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Kingdom Hall, 523 Pitkin, Elder Norman Wallauer officiating.

Watrus, James
James Watrus - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - November 18, 1869 - Died - On the 8th of November 1869, in Canon City, Colorado, Mr. James Watrus, formerly of Clinton County, Iowa, aged 21 years. Iowa papers please copy.

Watson, Adelyn J.
Adelyn J. Watson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1987 - Adelyn J. Watson, Dec. 4, 1987. Services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1987, at the Shrine of St. Therese. Survived by husband, Harold E. Watson; daughter, Karen (Samuel) Thompson, San Diego, Calif.; sons, Gregory (Jeanne) Watson, Castro Valley, Calif., and Kirk (Jackie) Watson, Denver, Colo.; two grandsons and one granddaughter. Interment Imperial.

Watson, Charles
Charles Watson - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - June 1, 1868 – Lynching of Horse Thieves - In another item we give an account of the stealing of four horses belonging to Mr. Lewis Conley, of this county, and the escape and pursuit of the thieves. Since writing the item alluded to, we have received further news of the affair. The pursuing party returned on Thursday morning, bringing in the horses. It seems the thieves were tracked as far as Chico creek, going down the Arkansas, and there the trail was lost sight of; but for good reasons it was thought they had gone down the river, Statesward; and so the pursuing party pushed on, traveling night and day. When they arrived at Fort Lyon, they learned that the thieves had passes there, from a description given of the men and horses. General Penrose, who is not at all partial to horse thieves, furnished fresh horses and a squad of soldiers to the pursuers, who thus reinforced pushed on and overtook the two men, about fifty miles below Fort Lyon. The fugitives were immediately taken into custody, without resistance which they saw would be useless. A "high court of impeachment" was summarily improvised, and the prisoners were called on to plead to the charges brought by the "managers." They made a full confession of the crime: gave their names as Charles Watson and Frank Hudson; that they had hired to Mr. Conley in Denver, about two months ago; that they were deserters from the army; that they now expected their fate, and seemed indifferent as to what might be. We might, by giving romantic details, make a sensational story for eastern papers, as to the fate of these two scalawags; but we choose simply to say that without loss of time, or expensive preparations, they were hanged to the limb of a "noble old cottonwood" until they were dead. Such is the retributive justice meted out to this class of border ruffians.

Watson, Cora Bell
Mrs. Cora Bell Watson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 5, 1911 - Mrs. Cora Bell Watson, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 1911, wife of Edward M. Watson, at the family residences, 1234 Cedar street, after an illness of a few weeks duration. She was a member of the Knights and Ladies of Security and of the Woman's Relief Corps and both lodges will attend the funeral services which will occur from the family residence this afternoon at 2:30. The Woman's Relief Corps will conduct their ritualistic services at the residence. Interment will be in the family lot in Roselawn cemetery.

Watson, David L.
David L. Watson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2003 - David L. Watson, 67, of Pueblo. Cremation has taken place.

Watson, Donna M.
Donna M. Watson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 2000 - Donna M. Watson, 42, passed away Aug. 16, 2000. Survived by husband, Eric Watson; son, Scott Watson; parents, Jacob and Donna Kochevar; sister, Pam (Sylvan) Hayoun; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews. Donna was born and raised in Pueblo. Graduated from South High School in 1977. Attended UNC in Greeley. She worked at Parkview Hospital in the Cardiology Department until she left to devote her time, love and attention to her treasured son, Scott. Donna was an active volunteer in various organizations and was active in the Channel 8 auction. She was a loving wife and mother and will be sadly missed. At her request, cremation. Memorial Mass Tuesday, 10 a.m., Holy Family. Memorial donations may be made to American Kidney Fund through the funeral home office.

Watson, Edna E.
Edna E. Watson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 1986 - Mrs. Edna E. Watson passed away at a local nursing home May 19, 1986. Stepmother of Mrs. W. E. Sandford, DesPlaines, Ill., Mrs. Virginia Rolfe, Gainesville, Fla., and Harold Watson Jr., Beulah; sister-in-law of Mrs. Vivienne M. Hanshaw, Ontario, Calif. Cremation. At her request, there will be no services.

Watson, Elaine
Elaine Watson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 01, 1999 - Elaine Watson, born Feb. 19, 1929, passed away Dec. 29, 1998. Predeceased by husband, William R. Watson, M.D., and parents, Andrew and Hazel Beagle. Survived by children, William R. Watson III of Pueblo, James M. Watson, Lakewood, Eric G. (Donna) Watson, Pueblo, Melanie D. (Douglas) Trondson, Colorado Springs, and Andrea (Dave) Warfield, Denver, Colo.- grandchildren, Ricky and William Watson, Roxanne Billings, Scott Watson, Adam and Lance Garcia and Kyle and Erica Warfield- sister, Ellen Tomoser of Pueblo- and brother Dennis Beagle of Williamsville, N.Y. Elaine graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and moved to Pueblo in 1966. She was employed as an adult protection caseworker in the Pueblo County Department of Social Services. After retirement in 1988, Elaine volunteered her assistance through Pueblo Area on Aging and the Senior Resource and Development Agency by assisting senior citizens in whatever needs they might have. She was also the recipient of the Sunshine Award." A will be held at the Joseph Hale Edwards Senior Center at 230 N. Union Blvd. at the Senior Resource and Development Agency on Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association in her memory. The family will receive friends at the Senior Center immediately following the service.

Watson, Eleanor
Eleanor Watson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 1999 - Eleanor Watson, 76, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 16, 1999. Born June 7, 1923,in Hoehne, Colo. She is preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Natividad Griego- husband, Glenn C. Watson- sister, Gertrude Sandoval- and brother, Nick Griego. Survived by her daughter, Linda Watson, Pueblo- sisters, Josephine Padilla, Pueblo, Lucy, Trinidad, Colo., and Della Trujillo, Belen, N.M.- nieces, Kathleen DeLeon and Lucy (Earl) Taylor- nephew, Lee (Mary) Padilla- great-nieces, Danielle DeLeon and Symone Roque, Pueblo- and numerous other nieces, nephews and friends. She was a member of St. Leander Parish and Minister of Praise program for the Diocese of Pueblo. She enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, making grape jelly and visiting with friends. Viewing, 1 to 7p.m. today at Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today at Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Leander Church, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Cemetery.

Watson, F. Betty
F. Betty Watson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2004 - F. Betty Watson went to rest March 23, 2004. Betty was born May 7, 1933, in Eden Valley, Wyo., to Carl F. and Ethel T. Meyer. She was the 1951 class valedictorian at Fremont County Vocational High School in Eden Valley, Wyo., and graduated as an R.N. from Bethel School of Nursing in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1954. Betty was awarded the Sunburst Award in 1994 for Outstanding Patient Care and Excellence in Nursing. She retired from Parkview Hospital O.B. Ward, where she proudly gave her heart and soul to all of her patients. After retirement, she poured her passions into her family, gardening and crafts. She was preceded in death by her parents. Her survivors include her children, Cheryl (Don) Viles, Carl Ward and Tanya Ward; her grandchildren, DeeAnna (Mike) Ostrander, Shawn (Misty) Viles, Lacey Viles; great-grandchildren, Dana, Hallee, Joey, Anali, Sara and special grandson Caleb Worley; her sisters, Sara Sunderland and Mary Manias; niece, Diane (John) Sullivan; nephew, Stuart (Lori) Sunderland; and special family friends, Cordia Worley and Shayne Brekke. Special thanks to Dr. Settapani, Dr. Puls, Dr. Roukema, Pat Quillen, Hospice and to Parkview Care units 3SW and NICU and all others who made her last days pleasant. She touched the lives of all she came in contact with and will be sadly missed. At her request, no public service. Cremation, Davis Crematory. The family may be contacted at 715 W. 15th St.

Watson, Gertrude W.
Gertrude W. Watson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 1997 - Gertrude W. Watson, 81, lifetime resident of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 4, 1997. She was a member of First A.M.E. Church. Survived by nieces, Judy Joann (Larry) Olivarez, Santa Ynez, Calif., Janice Mathews, Buellton, Calif., Willa (Ray) Fletcher, Newport News, Va.- and sister-in-law, Ruth Davis, Lompoc, Calif. , 10 a.m. Tuesday, McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

Watson, Jane
Mrs. Jane Watson - World Independent – May 16, 1957 - Funeral Rites For Mrs. Watson To Be Saturday - Funeral services for Mrs. Jane Watson, who died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. David L. Jones, in Pueblo, will be Saturday, at 2 p.m. in the Burress Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Henry Ballinger will officiate. Mark Anderson will sing "Abide With Me" "Whispering Hope" and "In The Garden". He will be accompanied by Mrs. G.A. Meyer at the organ. Pallbearers will be David Jones Jr. Edward Jones, Robert Watson, Joseph Watson, Thomas Watson, and John Watson. Interment will be in the Masonic cemetery.

Watson, Martha A.
Martha A. Watson – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – September 26, 1872 – Died in Pueblo, on the 18th inst., at the residence of H. H. Melrose, Martha A. Watson, aged 49 years and 9 months.

Watson, Stella
Stella Watson – Albuquerque Journal – February 3, 2002 - Stella Watson, our beloved mother, grandmother and aunt joined the Lord on January 30, 2002 at the age of 91 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Her husband, Sam Watson preceded her in death after 59 years of marriage. Her son, Ernie, his wife Sally, and her three grandchildren Rachelle, Alan and Sarah of Albuquerque survive her. Born on October 1, 1910, the oldest of nine children to Savas and Virginia Lujan in Hoehne, Colorado. She outlived her eight siblings Solomon Lujan, Manuel Lujan, Avade Lujan, Alex Lujan, Helen Mestas, Tony Lujan, Fred Lujan, and Edward Lujan. Her legacy will be the sprit of love and kindness she passed on to her family and those she met during her long life. Her love for her family and friends was only surpassed with the love she had for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She will deeply missed but her sprit will live on with those that will remember her as a loving, kind, and gentle person willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed it. Services will be at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary at 4th and Alameda NW. A Rosary will be recited on Monday, February 4, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. A Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at 12:00 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Phillip Lujan, Alex Lujan, Ray Gallegos, George Lujan, Martin Lujan and Joseph Lujan. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th NW Albuquerque 505 343-8008.

Watson, T. J. (Mrs.)
Mrs. T. J. Watson - Alamosa Independent Journal - June 9, 1905 - Dr. T. J. Watson, recently tried on a charge of having murdered his wife at New London, Missouri, being acquitted by the jury which tried him, has returned to Pueblo and probably will remain. Prior to one year ago Dr. Watson and his wife lived in Pueblo and were well known. From Pueblo they went to Denver and remained for several months. While on a visit east Mrs. Watson was killed in a runaway accident and the physician was charged with causing her death.

Watson, Thelma M.
Thelma M. Watson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 1999 - Thelma M. Watson, 84, passed away March 19, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Carl A. Watson, in 1985. Survived by her nephews, Dale Schwartz of Orange Park, Fla., Glenn Schwartz of Phoenix, Ariz., Timothy Jay and Mark Schwartz, both of Corpus Christi, Texas- niece, Donine Schwartz of Corpus Christi, Texas. Born to Mary Ella (nee LeGrande) and George William Hoss on Aug. 16, 1914, in Rodessa, La. Thelma retired from the Pueblo Army Depot as an Account Technician. Member of First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women's Club and Pueblo Chapter No. 34, Order of Eastern Star. She will lie instate at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Couth, with the Rev. Dr. Steve Burnett officiating. Eastern Star service by Pueblo Chapter No. 34 O.E.S. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church through the funeral home.

Watson, Tom L.
Tom L. Watson - Huerfano World - June 10, 1993 - Memorial service for former Cuchara resident Tom L. Watson, 60, who died in the VA Hospital in Phoenix, AZ, June 2,1993, was June 5 in Prescott, AZ. Born Nov. 17, 1932, in Pueblo, he was a salesman for Prescott Valley Mobile Homes at the time of his death. Mr. Watson graduated from Colorado State University in 1957 with a degree in soil and range management. In 1960, he began ranching in Huerfano County and raised quarter horses. Mr. Watson was one of the original owners of Panadero Ski Resort. Before that time he was a partner in Cuchara Country Store with Jack and Nancy Britton. He moved to Prescott Valley in 1987. Survivors include his wife, Lucille; two sons, Thomas and Randy, all of Prescott Valley; one brother Bill Watson, Trinidad; three sisters, Nancy Britton, Cuchara, Sarah Lowell, Pecos, NM, and Mary Percifull, Bronte, TX, and three grandchildren.

Watson-Sack, Ellen
Ellen Davidson Watson-Sack - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2003 - Ellen Davidson Watson-Sack, 56, passed away July 18, 2003. Ellen is survived by her children, Kristen (Phillip) Robbins of Santa Rosa, Calif., Jonathan (Beth) Lane of Littleton, Colo., Andre (Janelle) Lane of Canby, Ore., and Nicholas Lane of Watertown, Mass.; brother, Howard (Nancy) Watson and her mother, Marcelle Watson, both of Biddeford, Maine. Also survived by her grandchildren, Jackson and Benjamin Robbins, Carson, Livia and Andre Lane. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Sack; and her father, Howard Watson. At her request there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Watt, William
William Watt - Boulder Daily Camera - May 28, 1896 - Bill Watt Dead - The Slayer of John Kearney Dies in the Insane Asylum. William Watt, slayer of John Kearney in a card game in a Lyons saloon, and sentenced by Judge Downer to ten years at Canon City, died in the insane asylum at Pueblo last night, having been taken there some weeks ago by reason of apparent insanity due to softening of the brain. Notwithstanding his conviction for so terrible a crime as murder, there are men in Colorado who will sincerely regret Watt's death. He was defended by Hon. Lafe Pence, given a fair trial, and, probably, justly convicted. However, his crime was due to liquor and he was inoffensive and generous when at himself.

Watta, Ray J.
Ray J. Watta - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2004 - Ray J. Watta, 86, passed away Aug. 28, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Andrea Watta; step-son, William Martinez; daughter, Patricia (Mark) Geller; 3 grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph Watta and Sofia Sisneros Watta; brother, Lucas Watta, nephew, Ernie Watta. Survived by sisters, Mary (Miguel) Flores, Flora Rodrigues, Jenny (Richard) Lemos; sister-in-laws, Margaret Watta, Trinnie Garcia, Martha (John) Resendez, Lillian Abeyta; brother-in-laws, Telesfor (Frances) Segura, Leo (Sharon) Segura; numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives. Ray was a World War II Veteran. Viewing Tuesday, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Imperial Gardens. Rosary, Tuesday, August 31, 2004, 7:00 p.m at St. Francis. Memorial mass Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, 10:00 a.m. St. Francis.

Watters, Doris Venetta
Doris Venetta Watters - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2002 - Doris Venetta Watters, age 84, died Sept. 25, 2002, at Ark Valley Regional Medical Center. Doris was married to M.R. "Dutch" Watters July 1, 1939. He preceded her in death on April 27, 1996. The Watters lived in the Cheraw area for 27 years before moving to Rocky Ford in 1966. Doris recently moved to Casa Del Sol in La Junta, where she became an active member of the community. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends and was a member of the United Methodist Church and PEO Chapter E.U. in Rocky Ford. The love of her life was her eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Kaye Enns, Cheraw, Joyce (Merrill) Bond, Rocky Ford, Dave (Kris) Watters, Rocky Ford; sisters, Adele Frantz, Albuquerque, N.M., and Barbara Lance, La Junta. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Rocky Ford. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Casa Del Sol in La Junta or United Methodist Church in Rocky Ford.

Watterson, Elsie Mae
Elsie Mae Watterson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 1987 - Elsie Mae Watterson of Pueblo, died April 23, 1987, at her home. Born at Beatrice, Neb., and lived here since 1949. She was a bookkeeper for 19 years at CF&I, retiring in 1968. Survived by daughter, Ruth Ann (Phillip) Lyness, Lincoln, Neb.; five grandchildren; sister, Hazel Vogel, Silver Spring, Md.; brother, Harold Miller, Oakland, Calif. Her husband, Harry R., preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1971. Member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and Electa Chapter No. 8, Order of Eastern Star, Lincoln, Neb. Graveside service will be at Roselawn Cemetery, 10 a.m. Monday, April 27, 1987, with the Rev. James Keesey officiating. Adah Chapter No. 34 OES will have special rites. No public visitation. Family contact, 221 Taylor. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice unit through the office of Davis-Wallin Funeral Home, 128 Broadway, 81004.

Wattles, Edwina D.
Edwina D. Wattles - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2000 - Edwina D. Wattles, 85, passed away March 9, 2000. Survived by her daughter, Marjorie (Lester) Giltner of Pueblo; sister, Etta R. DeVore of Pueblo; brother, Robert W. (Neva) DeVore of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren, Steve (Debora) Giltner of Pueblo, Kenneth Giltner of Pueblo, Lynnette (Kelly) Maury of Denver, Cindy Lepik and Kenneth Lepik, both of Colorado Springs; great-grandchildren, Kaylinn, Steve, Ashley and Sheryl; numerous nieces and nephews and her special kitty, "Katie." Preceded in death by her husband, James C. Wattles in April 1987; daughter, Nancy Jo Lepik; parents, Albert P. and Mary Josephine (nee Pugh) DeVore; grandchildren, Shawna Lee Lepik and Robert Jon Lepik; and siblings, Dorothy, Emily, Albert and Gordon. Edwina was born Jan. 29, 1915, and was a lifetime resident of Pueblo. She was a member of Broadway Christian Church, Pueblo Chapter No. 7 O.E.S., Rainbow Girls Chapter No. 7, and she also worked with the Girl Scouts for many years. She will lie in state at the funeral home today from noon until 5 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Rev. Hal Hartman officiating, assisted by Rev. Wayne Ward. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome to gather at 2541 Hollywood Drive after the interment to fellowship and reminisce. Memorials may be made to Broadway Christian Church through the funeral home.

Wattles, James C.
James C. Wattles - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 1987 - James C. Wattles, born Sept. 11, 1908, passed away April 18, 1987. Husband of Edwina Wattles. Father of Marjorie (Lester) Giltner. Grandfather of Steven, Kenneth and Lynette Giltner; Cindy Lou and Kenneth Lepik. Brother-in-law of Etta DeVore, Dorothy Lewis, Cal Simmons, Robert and Winnie DeVore. Preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Jo Lepik, and two grandchildren, Shawna Lee and Robert Jon Lepik. Mr. Wattles graduated from Centennial High School, Pueblo, and Western State College, Gunnison. He retired from the CF&I Steel Power Department in 1974. He enjoyed music and played in the Municipal Band and the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra. He was affectionately known as the "King of the Main Street Front Porch," often featured in the Pueblo newspaper. He was a member of the Rainbow Dads; Order of Eastern Star, Pueblo Chapter 7; South Pueblo Lodge No. 31, AF&AM; U.S.W.A. Local 2102; and was Democrat Chairman of Precinct 15. Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, with graveside rites by South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM. The family may be contacted at 1315 N. Main. Memorial gifts may be made in his name to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 102 W. Orman Ave.

Watts, George J.
George J. Watts - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 1929 - The body of George J. Watts was forwarded to Ordway, Colo., Friday for services and interment. Geo. F. McCarthy service.

Watts, John David
John David Watts - Pueblo Chieftain - October 08, 2001 - John David Watts, 68, born Nov. 18, 1932, in Bunceton, Mo., to Burdette and Evelyn Watts, passed away Oct. 5, 2001. John had two brothers and a sister, William Watts, and Mary Fry, who preceded him in death. Survived by his loving wife, Josie Watts; children, Syliva, John, Denise and Gary; brother, Robert Watts of Oklahoma City, Okla.; grandchildren; and numerous friends. He served his country during the Korean War in the Air Force. John was a very intelligent and active man. He held many important jobs that he accomplished with much gusto. The one he liked best and was excellent at was as a recruiter for the Colorado Army National Guard. In 1984, he was awarded Top Recruiter for Colorado. He also received many other awards. He married Josie Prieto in 1971 and raised her son Gary as his own. John was a man's man and loved hunting and fishing, all outdoors and the beauty of God's creation. John loved life and people. He was charming and fun to be with. He was the best friend one could have and always looking for the good in everyone. Our lives will never be the same. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Watts, Kathleen L.
Kathleen L. Watts - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 1999 - Kathleen L. Watts, 92, passed away March 7, 1999. Survived by her daughter, Joan Neibaur of Denver- daughter-in-law, Sherry Watts of San Diego, Calif.-stepdaughter, Lynda Bing Powell of Rochester, N.Y., and Lynda's children, Eleanor and Spencer- nephews, Robert Harris of Melrose Park, Ill., and Lyle(Brenda) Harris of Bristol, Va.- niece, Geri (Bert) Pearson of Elk Grove Village, Ill.- great-nephews, Joseph Harris and Gregory (Tammi) Harris-great-nieces, Tammy Harris, Carol (Bob) Mondl, Michele (Richard) Rosado and Roberta (Tyler) McNeal- and dear friend, Maybell Burnett of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, R.M. "Max" Watts, a prominent Pueblo developer, on Oct. 29, 1993- stepson, Morris Watts, in 1987- sister, Madolyn Harris-brother, William Byrnes- niece, Lois Collins- and nephew, Michael Harris. Born Oct. 4, 1906, in Chicago, Ill. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass will be held at 10a.m. Friday, March 12, 1999, at St. Pius X Church, 3130 Morris, with the Rev. Father William Hurley officiating. Interment, Riverside Cemetery in Sterling, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the YWCA Shelter through the funeral home.

Watts, Lyle S.
Lyle S. Watts - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2006 - Lyle S. Watts, 51, passed away July 10, 2006. Survived by daughter Lauren, son Tyler, brothers Dave Watts (Renee & Ryan), Keith (Terry) Watts. Memorial gathering Mon., July 17, 2006, 2 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, 1315 Acero.

Watts, Marjorie R.
Marjorie R. Watts - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 1999 - Marjorie R. Watts, Pueblo resident since 1941, passed away April 19, 1999. Marjorie was born in Trinidad, Colo., in 1923. A graduate of the Minnequa School of Nursing in 1944 and later an employee of Parkview Hospital from 1952 until retirement in 1984. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pueblo for a number of years. Survived by her son, John Andrew (Geneal) Watts, Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Timothy Eugene (Kathy) Watts of Pueblo- grandchildren, April Louise Watts of Longmont, Colo., Thomas Charles Watts and Lois Caroline Watts, Jacksonville, Fla., and very special granddaughter and namesake, Rose Marjorie Watts- step-granddaughter, Sarah C. Taylor- great-granddaughter, Brooklynn DeLozier and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by daughter, Alice L. Watts- four brothers and two sisters. Viewing at the funeral home Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. , 2 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 1999, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. At her request, cremation will follow.

Watts, Travis William
Travis William Watts (Yarnell) - Pueblo Chieftain - July 02, 1999 - Travis William Watts (Yarnell), 18, of La Veta, died Thursday, July 1, 1999 .He was born Oct. 26, 1980, in Vail, Colo. Travis was a fun-loving, nature-loving young man. He loved his animals, friends and family. He was always willing to help family, friends and strangers alike. If they needed a friend, he was there for them as long as they needed him. In life, as in wrestling and football, there was a let down. Survivors are his parents, Richard and Barbara Watts and Dick and Sherrie Yarnell; a brother, Brandon Watts; a sister, Regina Griego and brother-in-law, Eric Griego; nephew, Eric Griego Jr.; niece, Payge Griego; grandmothers, Laura Watts and Velda Bowman; great-grandmother, Katie Miller; a loving, special fiancι, Lisa Ruiz; surrogate family, united by love, Joe and Antionette Ruiz, Jena Ruiz and Michael Ruiz; aunts and uncles, Richard and Connie Bowman, Cathy and Jim Proffit and Cynthia and Warren Goth; adopted family, Lonnie and Phylis Bolin, Vern and Deonne Dufer, Randy and Sundae Bolin and Curtis Lofton; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many, many friends. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Sunday, July 4, at the First Baptist Church in La Veta with Pastor Jack Brown officiating. Interment, La Veta Cemetery. Donations can be made in Travis' name at the First National Bank in La Veta. Huerfano World - July 8, 1999 - Rollover - An 18-year-old La Veta man, Travis Watts, was killed in a one-car rollover around 5:30 a.m. July 1 on southbound I-25. According to Colorado State Patrol reports, Mr. Watts was in a 1986 Isuzu Trooper traveling northbound at mile-post 66 in Huerfano County. The vehicle ran off the right side of the road and struck a delineator post. The vehicle then swerved back across the road, ran off the left side into the median and struck a guardrail. It rolled one quarter time onto its left side partially ejecting the driver. The vehicle then lid back across the road, ran off the right side and collided with a second guardrail. The driver suffered serious internal injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Huerfano County Coroner's office. Neither alcohol or drugs were suspected. Trooper Ron Quintana, the investigating officer, suspects the driver fell asleep. At the time of the crash, Mr. Watts was heading to work at Columbia House in Colorado City. There were no other passengers in the vehicle.

Watts, Wayte F.
Wayte F. Watts - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2005 - Wayte F. Watts, 81, passed away April 22, 2005. Survived by his children, Roseanna (Bob) Swope, of Pueblo, Evelyn (Danny) Robinson, of Wichita Kan., Warren (Lori) Watts, of Pueblo and Bill (Laura) Watts, of Colorado Springs; brother, Edsel (Ieleene) Watts, of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Minnie Koele of Grand Junction; grandchildren, Ryan Swope, Amanda (Rowdy) Lindt, Kaely Swope, Melissa Swope, Margaret Swope, Recil Robinson, Anita Robinson, Brittany Watts, Nicole Watts, Bryant Watts and Jaclyn Watts; and great-grandchildren, Remington Lindt and Mandalyn Lindt. Preceded in death by his wife, Elsie, on March 31, 1984; parents, David and Ira Watts; and brother, Weldon Watts. Wayte was born April 6, 1924, in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Wayte retired from CF&I Steel as a crane operator. He also owned and operated Watts Auto Sales for 40 years, retiring in 1995. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2005, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Ron Chadwick officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Watts, Wilma Belle
Wilma Belle Watts - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 1998 - Wilma Belle Watts, 73, died peacefully at the hands of God Monday, June 29, 1998. She will remain in our hearts forever. Beloved wife and mother of the late James Weldon Watts, Courtney Watts and Gary Watts. Devoted, loving mother of Keith (Terry) Watts, Lyle (Donna) Watts, and David (Renee) Watts- grandchildren she loved so dearly, Lauren, Tyler, Camden, Ryan, Deidra and Colby. Also survived by her sisters, Mair Vrendberg, Doris Nealley, Margaret Sisk, and Charlotte Colvin. Born on Jan. 2, 1925, in Hope, N.D. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 1998, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Leon Griswold officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of Kathy Reith, 3407 Azalea, 564-5120, following the interment.

Waugh, Priscella T.
Priscella T. Waugh - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 1999 - Priscella T. Waugh, 58, of Pueblo, passed away Thursday. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ramon and Andrea Ulibarri; brother, Ray Ulibarri; and brothers-in-law, Clarance Dittmar and Henry Lucero. She is survived by her daughters, Tricia (Bob) Vujcich, and Terri Waugh, both of Pueblo; granddaughters, Haley and Heather Vujcich of Pueblo; sisters, Virginia (Martinez) (Roy) Stringfellow of Pueblo, Rebecca Lucero of Apple Valley, Calif., and Carol Dittmar of Pueblo; brother, Alfred (Louise) Ulibarri of Thornton, Colo.; sister-in-law, Cleo Ulibarri of Las Vegas, Nev.; her loving dog, Peaches; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. At her request, cremation. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Wawrzyczny, Elizabeth A.
Elizabeth A. Wawrzyczny - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2002 - St. Charles Mesa resident past 52 years and late of Sharmar Village Care Center for 12 years, passed away Jan. 10, 2002. Elizabeth was born Dec. 13, 1903, in Austria and came to the United States as a baby with her adopted parents. She was preceded in death by her husband Conrad in 1978. She enjoyed gardening, wood carving, various hobby crafts, crocheting and was devoted to her loving family. She is survived by three children, Lucille F. (Kenneth) Renoux, Conrad S. (Sally) Wawrzyczny and Elizabeth "Beth May" (Orris) Collins, all of Pueblo. She has six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Elizabeth was a member of Grace Community Bible Church, 1405 25th Lane, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, with the Rev. Daniel C. Lyons officiating. Love offerings in her memory may be made to Grace Community Bible Church or Alzheimer's Association, c/o Sharmar Village Care Center Attn. Gina or Sarah. The family respectfully requests omission of food and flowers.

Waye, Barbara L.
Barbara Lee Waye - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2003 - Barbara Lee Waye passed away June 12, 2003, in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. She was born to Earle and Aline Fox on Sept. 1, 1927, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Howard Lee Waye; sister, Wilma Scholes; and two grandchildren. She is survived by her sons, Gary (Lillian) Waye and Randy (Sandy) Waye of Pueblo; two daughters, Sandra (Bob) Thiel of Las Vegas, Nev., and Linda (Kim) Wheeler of Lake Havasu; and nine grandchildren. Barbara and Howard worked side by side for many years at Fox's Garden Supply. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2003, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Private family inurnment. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to any Hospice or Gideon's International in her memory.

Waye, Edward Howard
Edward Howard Waye - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 1986 - Randall Arthur Waye and Edward Howard Waye passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on March 30, 1986. They are survived by parents, Randall E. and Sandra L. Waye; brothers, Keith R. and Christopher R. Waye; grandparents and numerous other relatives. Graveside service at 11 a.m. today. Interment, Singing Tower, Imperial Memorial Gardens

Waye, Randall Arthur
Randall Arthur Waye - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 1986 - Randall Arthur Waye and Edward Howard Waye passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on March 30, 1986. They are survived by parents, Randall E. and Sandra L. Waye; brothers, Keith R. and Christopher R. Waye; grandparents and numerous other relatives. Graveside service at 11 a.m. today. Interment, Singing Tower, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Waymire, Roy
Roy Waymire - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 1987 - Roy Waymire of 2233 E. Eighth, Nov. 19, 1987. Husband of Marjorie Waymire and father of Barbara Moulds, Monte Vista, Colo., and Beverly Lynn, Caney, Kan. Brother of Bernice Waymire, Wichita, Kan.; Myron Waymire, Eaton, Colo., Vern Waymire, El Cajon, Calif., and Hartzel Waymire, Jackson, Calif. Survived also by his stepchildren, John Jimerson and Judy Stauffer, Nathrop, Colo., as well as eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Waymire was a veteran of service with the U.S. Army and a member of South Pueblo Lodge 31, AF&AM. He was employed by the Colorado State Highway Department for 25 years and at the time of his retirement in 1962 was serving as superintendent. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, will be conducted by the Rev. Merle Clowe, pastor, First Friends Church.

Waymoth, Harry K.
Harry K. Waymoth - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 1987 - Harry K. Waymoth, 70, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Pueblo, died June 11, 1987, at Memorial Hospital. Born Dec. 3, 1916, in Collinsville, Ill. He moved to Pueblo in 1925 and resided there until moving to Colorado Springs in 1975. He attended schools in Pueblo and graduated from Centennial High School. Received a bachelor's degree from Colorado College. He retired from the U.S. military after 22 years of service. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association and was an amateur radio operator, Silver State Lodge No. 5, Al Kaly Shrine. He is survived by his wife, Annemarie Waymoth. Service, 11 a.m. Monday, Swan-Law Cascade Chapel, 501 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs. Burial, Fort Logan National Cemetery. Visitation, 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Wayt, Irene
Irene Wayt - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2000 - Irene Wayt, 84, longtime Pueblo resident, passed away April 21, 2000, at the family home. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles "Denny" Wayt, and daughter, Dolores Anderson. Survived by son, Charles (Donna) D. Wayt, of Pueblo; grandchildren, Rebecca Barnes of Kirkland, Wash., Lee Anderson and Edward Anderson, both of Seattle, Wash., Melissa Wayt and Kristina Wayt of Pueblo; nine great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by her special friends, the Potter Family. Irene was a member of the Jolly Jones Club of Boone. Public viewing will be held 8 a.m. to noon Monday, April 24, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2000, at Rose Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Weaber, Elizabeth W.
Elizabeth W. Weaber - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2004 - Elizabeth W. Weaber, 91, passed away Dec. 13, 2004. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold R. Weaber. She is survived by her daughter, Jeannine Claffey of Colorado Springs; her grandchildren, Vicki (Michael) Chase of Colorado Springs and Dianna Claffey of Liberty Hill, Texas. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Pueblo and was a Blue Lady at Parkview Hospital for many years. Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make donations through the funeral home office to the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida, Colo.

Wear, Eunice Emma
Eunice Emma Wear - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2002 - Eunice Emma Wear, born Nov. 25, 1911, in Winfield, Kan., passed away Dec. 20, 2002. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph W. and Nora B. Hoover; husband, Leonard L. Wear, 1957; also preceded in death by children, Dixie, Vesta, Mary and Betty. She is survived by children, Fae Metzger, Esther (Ivin) Emrick, Vera (John) Schermerhorn, Donald Wear, Lois Glover, Ovella (Ray) Booker, Earl (Patricia) Wear, Cecil (Gretchen) Wear, Larry Wear. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment to follow at 3:30 p.m. at Pritchett Cemetery, Pritchett, Colo.

Weatherred, Alice H.
Alice H. Weatherred - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 2002 - Age 91, passed away Jan. 6, 2002. Services, 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Peacock Family Chapel. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Weathers, Sylvia E.
Sylvia E. Weathers - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2000 - Sylvia E. Weathers, 71, passed away suddenly June 18, 2000. Born Feb. 28, 1929, in Mora, N.M. Survived by brother-in-law, Arturo Cordova of Pueblo; brother, Joseph (Delores) Weathers; and sisters, Jane (Bill) Portwood and Andrea Weathers, all of New Mexico. Services and interment, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel/Cemetery.

Weaver, Carol Sue
Carol Sue Weaver - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 1986 - Carol Sue Weaver, late of Pueblo, died Friday, March 21, 1986, at a local hospital. Survived by children, Tawnya Weaver, Donna Weaver, and Raymond Weaver, all of Pueblo. Also survived by one granddaughter, Heather Weaver, Pueblo; two brothers, Clyde E. (Gerry) Brooks, Donald C. (Vera) Brooks; one sister, Marjorie G. McGuire of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Born Aug. 24, 1940, in La Veta; Pueblo resident since 1942. Preceded in death by her parents, Clyde H. and Mildred C. Brooks. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Monday, Bible Missionary Church, 1722 W. 27th St. At her request, cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pueblo County Heart Unit, P.O. Box 1658, Pueblo, Colo. 81002. The family requests the omission of food.

Weaver, Christian Louis
Christian Louis "Chris" Weaver - Pueblo Chieftain - November 05, 1999 - Christian Louis "Chris" Weaver, affectionately known as Lumpy passed away at age 51, on Nov. 3, 1999. Husband of Mary Weaver of the family home and father of Donald (Elizabeth) Weaver, Andrew Weaver and Jennifer Weaver, all of Denver. Son of Frances Weaver, Pueblo; and brother of Allison (Roger) Swift, Humble, Texas, Ross (Judy) Weaver, Pueblo, and Matthew (Sherry) Weaver of Walsenburg. Son-in-law of James and Ethel Cook, Grants Pass, Ore. Also survived by numerous nieces; nephews; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; aunts and uncles. He was a friend of Bill W for 24 years. Chris was predeceased by his father, Dr. John Weaver. Member of Ascension Episcopal Church, the Pacaderym Club and the Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority. Upon graduation from USC in 1978 he went to work for the accounting firm of McDonald, Halbig. He and Mary opened their own accounting practice in 1985 and maintained the business for 10 years. He entered the stock brokerage business after his term on City Council, working first for Smith Barney, then Everen Securities and most recently, Centennial Bank in Blende. Cremation. Chris' life will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Ascension Episcopal Church. The service will be conducted by Pastor Ephraim Radner. The family will greet friends in the church hall following the service to commemorate the fact that he was happy, joyous and free. He was a miracle. Please omit flowers. Memorials may be made in his name in care of Centennial Bank of Blende.

Weaver, Donna Gale
Donna Gale Weaver - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2003 - Donna Gale Weaver passed away July 23, 2003, in Pueblo. Donna was born Oct. 2, 1965. She loved animals and worked with her sister, Tawnya at Doggie Do's and Kitty's Too for the past five years. She was preceded in death by her mother, Carol, in 1986. Her survivors include her father, Raymond C. Weaver Sr.; sister, Tawnya J. Weaver; brother, Raymond C. Weaver Jr.; nieces, Heather, Stacy and Jennifer Weaver; as well her nephew, Joshua Weaver, all of Pueblo; as well as other relatives. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. The family will receive friends at 2028 Cambria Drive in Pueblo from 2 until 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003. Donations in memory of Donna may be sent to The Weaver Family at 2028 Cambria Drive, Pueblo, CO 81001.

Weaver, Frances Jensen Allison
Frances Jensen Allison Weaver - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2004 - Frances Jensen Allison Weaver, born in McPherson, Kan., on Sept. 24, 1924, to John and Marn Allison, died on Jan. 25, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, John Louis Weaver, M.D.; her son, Christian Louis Weaver; and her sister, Mary Marn Allison. Survived by her children, Allison (Roger) Swift, Mary Weaver, Ross (Judy) Weaver and Matthew (Sherry) Weaver; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, Ascension Episcopal Church. Reception to follow at the Pueblo Country Club. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Frances Weaver Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home office.

Weaver, Freda E.
Freda E. Weaver - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2000 - Freda E. Weaver, 104, of Blanca. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21 at the United for Christ Church in Blanca. Interment, Blanca Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the United for Christ Building Fund, c/o Alice Smith, Smith Store in Blanca.

Weaver, Jackie
Jackie Weaver - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 2003 - Jackie Weaver, a long time resident of Pueblo, died and entered her Lord's glory on Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at her home. Jackie was born on May 28, 1923, as Eleanor Jackson Leatherman to Daniel and Ruth Leatherman in Frederick, Md. She grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., and Winchester, Va. She received her bachelor of science degree in chemistry and biology from James Madison College, now James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, Va., in 1944. After working as a chemist in the New York City perfume industry, she married D.A. Weaver on Sept. 8, 1946, at the First Presbyterian Church in Winchester, Va. D.A.'s career took them to Dallas, State College and Pittsburgh, Pa., West Lafayette, Ind., Chicago, Wausau, Wis., and Tucson. They settled in Pueblo in 1978. Jackie will be forever remembered as a devoted, loving and gentle wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was active in the Presbyterian churches of Wausau and Pueblo, faithfully singing in both church choirs as well as serving in youth ministry. She also was involved with the Christian Women's Club, the Reach-for-Recover program of the American Cancer Society and the Pueblo Kiwanis Club. She loved her many Bible study friends and supported countless friends and family members through prayer. Survivors include her loving husband of 57 years, D.A. Weaver of Pueblo; her two daughters, Tia (Lael) Nielsen of Indianapolis, and Dr. Jann Cather Weaver of St. Paul; her two sons, Jackson Dell (Susan) Weaver of Seattle and Gregory (Ann) Weaver of Eau Claire, Wis. Also surviving her are 12 grandchildren, three foster children and an adopted child through the World Vision Ministries. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sisters, Virginia and Sarah. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Pueblo or the American Cancer Society through the funeral home. A memorial service, to celebrate and give thanks for her life, will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2003, at the First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court, in Pueblo. Jackie touched many lives, more than she ever knew, and will be fondly remembered. Her warm smile, active faith in Jesus Christ, attentive service and genuine interest in others will be her legacy. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.

Weaver, Raymond C.
Raymond C. Weaver - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 2004 - Raymond C. Weaver, 61, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 20, 2004. He was born on Nov. 3, 1943, in Buffalo, Ohio. Raymond served in the U.S. Army and then he worked for the railroad for over 30 years. He is survived by his parents, Martin and Anita Glayda; sisters, Joyce Manks and Sharon Phillips. He is also survived by his wife, Sharon Weaver; his children, Tawyna Weaver and Raymond C. Weaver Jr.; his stepchildren, Sherry (Doug) DeNoyer, Jeannie Briquelet, Rick (Linda) Reynolds, Evely Keller, Karen Benevidas; and his grandchildren, Heather, Stacy, Jennifer and Josh Weaver, Daniel DeNoyer, Destiny Bowman, Justin McCluskey, Ashly and Andrew Madrid and Amara Briquelet. He is preceded in death by one daughter, Donna Weaver; and one grandson, Derek DeNoyer. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Weaver, Wayne Francis
Wayne Francis Weaver – Albuquerque Journal – January 5, 1999 - Wayne Francis Weaver, born December 13, 1927 in Larned, KS, died December 30, 1998 in Albuquerque of cancer. After growing up in Kansas, he served with the rank of Corporal in the United States Army, Quarter Master Corps from 1950 to 1953 and was posted in Goeppingen, Germany. He was a life member of VFW Post 6492 in Seibert, CO. He raised his family in the Trinidad, CO area and taught many years at Trinidad State Junior College. Most recently he managed a small business in Albuquerque and retired this October to Seibert, CO. He is survived by Mary Weaver; and their children, Sam and April Weaver, Jon Weaver, Laurie and Randy Hancock, Jason and Jeneane Weaver, Aron Weaver; and 11 grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers and sisters, Velma and Al Getty, Don and Verda Weaver, Tom Weaver, Margaret and Ken Potter, Dallas Weaver; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, William B. and Mathilda Weaver; his brother, LaVerne Weaver; his sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Larry Leoffler; an infant sister; and a son, Lucas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 2, 1999 at the Community Church in Seibert, CO. Contributions in Wayne's name to VFW Post 649 in Seibert, CO or the American Cancer Society are welcome.

Webb, A. E.
A. E. "Gus" Webb - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2002 - A. E. "Gus" Webb, 77, born Aug. 3, 1924, and passed away July 25, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. He is preceded by parents, Garland and Ruby Webb; and his wife of 48 years, A. Jean Webb. Survived by daughters, Mary Lou (Sam) George, Jackie (Jeff) Dorenkamp; grandchildren, Susan, Alexa, Jim, E.J.; great-grandchild, Kain; sister, Kathryn Gamble; four nephews and numerous special friends. Gus was born in Stratford, Texas, and at an early age moved with his family to the Avondale, Colo., area. A few months before graduating high school he left to serve his country during World War II. While in the army he served in the European Theatre of Operations and the Battle of the Bulge. After four faithful years of service he returned to Avondale. In 1947, he married A. Jean Walter. Over the next six years, two daughters, Mary Lou and Jackie were born. Gus was a cowboy in the true sense, ranching was his life, love and pastime. He is well-known for being an avid rodeo fan. For more than 30 years Gus supplied roping steers for various rodeo events. Gus was a man's man and he knew just about all there is to know about horses and cattle. As a true family man he spent quality time playing pranks and teaching life lessons like "it's not nice to run people over" to his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. today at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, July 29, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by Pueblo Veteran Ritual Team. Donations can be made in Gus's name to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund or Vineland United Methodist Church, 1587, 36 Lane, Vineland, CO 81006.

Webb, David Robert
David Robert Webb - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 2001 - David Robert Webb, 86, Cheyenne, Wyo., resident, passed away June 2, 2001 at a local hospital. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Webb, Frank
Frank Webb - Rocky Mountain News – May 30, 1911 – Frank Webb at Pueblo, May 29. Dairy employee who was gored by a bull Saturday, died today. The remains will be taken to Kansas for interment.

Webb, Haskell Raymond
Haskell Raymond "Hack" Webb - Greenhorn Valley News - February 23, 2001 - Haskell Raymond "Hack" Webb. Funeral services for Hack Webb were conducted at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, February 11, 2001, from the Strong City, OK Baptist Church with Andy Taylor, DeWayne Clap and Bobby Stewart officiating. Interment followed in the Strong City Cemetery under the direction of the Martin Funeral home of Elk City. Haskell Raymond "Hack" Webb was born June 30, 1918 at Booneville, Arkansas to Levi and Nell (Scherer) Webb and died Thursday, at the age 82. He arrived in Elk City with his parents when he was a boy. He attended several country schools while the family lived at Alleeville near the Kiowa Community. Hack worked on the Allee and the Herring Ranches before he moved to San Bernardino, CA in 1938 where he worked as a carpenter. He served his country in the US Army during WWII. He served overseas in North Africa and Italy. He was discharged in 1945 and on May 31, 1945 Hack was married to Dessie Mae Stuart at Hammon and they made their first home on the Herring Ranch. In 1960 they bought a place near Strong City and they have lived in that community since. Hack was a farmer and rancher and a well known rodeo announcer. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Newell and Jerry; and a half brother, Merle. Survivors include his wife, Dessie May Webb of the home; two children, Joe Raymond Webb and wife Patricia Nell of John Day, Oregon, Donna Marie Bozell and husband Kenneth of Rue, Colorado; one brother, Phill Webb of Elk City; four sisters, Ilatren Loyd of Elk City; LaRue Whisengunt of Hobbs, New Mexico, Phyllis Swing of Oklahoma City; one grandson, Dr. Eric Raymond Webb and wife Ryanne of Grants Pass, Oregon; and great grandson, Cormac Mitchell Webb of Grants Pass, Oregon.

Webb, Howard M.
Howard M. Webb - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 1987 - Howard M. Webb, a Pueblo resident from 1946 to 1985, late of Dumas, Texas, passed away Feb. 16. Mr. Webb was a member of St. Paul Methodist Church. He retired from CF&I in 1974. Mr. Webb was preceded in death by his first wife, Florence Webb, in 1983, after 55 years of marriage. Survivors include his wife, Bernice Webb, of the family home in Dumas, Texas; one daughter, Drucilla (Sparky) Lee of Pueblo; one son, John (Shirley) Webb of Oakdale, La.; two stepdaughters, Jimmie Ruth (Bob) Pruet of Dumas, Texas, and Debbie Jessen of Cheyenne, Wyo. Also survived by two brothers, Walter (Maxine) Webb of Pueblo and Warren (Ruth) Webb of Montesano, Wash. Also survived by four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. William Obaugh officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Webb, Isabelle Atkins
Isabelle "Belle" Atkins Webb – Telluride Daily Journal – March 16, 1906 – Frightful Wreck – Fast Passenger Trains Meet in Head On Collision – Note: Belle Webb is listed among the dead of the Adobe Train Disaster, March 16, 1906. Belle Webb: From Yampa, Colorado. Source: Colorado newspaper coverage. Wray Rattler - April 06, 1906 - Belle Webb, Keystone, Wyoming - Fearful Wreck and Loss of Life in D. & R. G. Railroad Collision - Pueblo – The Adobe wreck will rank as one of the great railroad disasters in the history of railroading. For complete coverage click the following link: Adobe Train Wreck, 1906

Webb, James
James Webb - Anchorage Daily News - June 8, 2005 - Anchorage, AK - James F. Webb, 54, of Nenana and Trinidad, Colo., died as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident April 3, 2005, near Nenana. A memorial service will be held later in Norwalk, Conn. Mr. Webb was born May 16, 1950, in Norwalk to Lillian Webb and the late H. Foster Webb. He graduated from Norwalk High School in 1968, from Trinidad State Junior College in Trinidad, Colo., and from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. He worked for 26 years as an engineer for Yutana Barge Lines in Nenana and owned and operated a machine shop in Trinidad during the winter months. He was a professional machinist and gunsmith. Mr. Webb is survived by his mother, Lilliam Webb of Norwalk; brother and sister-in-law, Jonathan and Anita Webb; a niece, Annemarie; and two nephews, Alexander and Matthew, all of Dover, Pa. Arrangements are with Witzleben Family Funeral Home.

Webb, John Dell
John Dell Webb - Riverside Press Enterprise - April 06, 1993 - John Dell Webb, 77, died Thursday of lung disease at Kaiser Hospital in Fontana. Burial was in San Jacinto Valley Cemetery in San Jacinto. Virgin Mortuary in Hemet handled arrangements. Mr. Webb, who was born in Walsenburg, Colo., lived in Hemet 20 years. He was an engineer for various aircraft companies for 30 years. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is survived by his brothers, Adam of Anaheim and Gerald of The Dalles, Ore. The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, CA.

Webb, Lena A.
Lena A. Webb - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1998 - Lena A. Webb, 90, passed away Nov. 22, 1998. Survived by her children, Henry T. Ballinger, Pueblo, William H. Ballinger and Mrs. Jean McClure- 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her son, Joseph Ballinger. Mrs. Webb worked for Western Union, Arrow Shirt Company and Fort McPherson, retiring after 27 years of service in communications, all in Atlanta, Ga. She earned her GED after retirement and was a member of Belmont Baptist Church. will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Villa Pueblo Towers Penthouse. Concluding services and interment will be in Atlanta.

Webb, Mae Louise
Mae Louise Sauer Webb - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2003 - Mae Louise Sauer Webb, died Sept. 13, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Oct. 7, 1906, at Murphysboro, Ill. Beloved wife of Thurlow D. Webb. Daughter of the late Albert N. Sauer and the late Mary R. Thorp Sauer. Widow of Livingston B. "Bud" Yourtee; mother of the late Livingston W. Yourtee and the late Ruth Yourtee Cole; sister of the late William J. Sauer. She is survived by her husband; nephew, Harold K. Webb of Security; son-in-law, William W. Cole of Yukon, Okla.; eight grandchildren, Jean Yourtee Clark, Rising Sun, Md., Nancy Yourtee Brewster, Baltimore, Patricia Yourtee Dyer, Taylor, Ark., Janet Cole Waggoner, Fort Collins, William D. Cole, Kapolei, Hawaii, Robert L. Cole, Manchester, Mich., John E. Cole, Glen Ellyn, Ill. and James A. Cole, Rogers, Ark.; 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Mae and Bud were married in June 1926 in Chester, Ill. As a young woman, Mae worked as the bookkeeper for the family business, the Yourtee-Roberts Sand Co. After Bud's death in 1948, Mae and her son ran the business until 1950. Mae married Thurlow Webb in August 1950. Mae and Thurlow were both politically active. Mae served the Republican Party in a variety of leadership positions at the state and county level. Her work in local politics fueled her interest in public education. In 1962, she graduated from McKendree College and began her career as an elementary school teacher. She taught school at Scott Air Force Base, and in the public schools of Okawville and Red Bud, Ill. Mae and Thurlow moved to Security in 1977, where they were members of the Mountain View Presbyterian Church. Mae was a life member of the Daughters of the Nile, Ruhamah Temple No. 71. Mae and Thurlow moved to Pueblo in 1991. As per her request, cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service is planned for Oct. 7, 2003, which is Mae's 97 birthday. Details to be announced later. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

Webb, Mary E.
Mary Elizabeth Webb - Huerfano World - March 21, 2002 - Mary Elizabeth (Jarrard) Webb went to be with the Lord on March 2, 2002, after a brief battle with pneumonia. She was born on July 9, 1910 in Oakwood, TX. Everyone who knew her called her "Mamaw." She had a tremendous impact on the lives of people she met as early as we can remember, beginning when she taught the three-year-olds at Riverside Baptist Church. For many years she helped Dr. Skripka care for the children on the south side of San Antonio. She spent most of the last 25 years in Cuchara, where she was a much cherished member of the community. Her mind was very keen and she never lost her sense of humor. She was an over comer all of her life and continually inspired those whom she knew. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Henry; her son, John "Buggs" Jr.; and an infant daughter, Mary Sue. She is survived by her daughters, Blye Hunt and Billicarole Simmons, and their husbands, Samar and A.L.; daughter-in-law, Sharon Webb; grandchildren, Paula Durrett, Laran Philpott, Genna Philpott, Barrett Evans, Sandy Burleson, Warren Evans, Wendy Webb Sachs and Shannon Webb Baker; and great-grandchildren, John David and Laura Evans, Scott Wenzel, Barrett Jr., Billicarol II and Selah Evans, Garrett and Evan Burleson, Lauren Horner and Teryl and Benjamin Sachs, Texas. Services and burial were on Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at Mission Park South in San Antonio. There will be a memorial service at Cuchara Chapel on July 6, 2002 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cuchara Chapel.

Webb, Mary M.
Mary M. Webb - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2002 - Age 81, born Feb. 29, 1920, passed away Jan. 2, 2002. Predeceased by her husband, Cecil Webb; grandson, Jesse Webb; brothers, Thomas, Joseph and James; and sister, Sister Maria Theresa. She is survived by her children, Richard (Sandra) Webb and Janet (Bud) Jensen; grandchildren, Cecilia Webb, Jim Freund, Edward Webb, James Webb, Erik Jensen, Will Jensen, Jennifer Horton; and 12 great-grandchildren. Mary was an active member of St. Pius X parish, where services will be held. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, and Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Pueblo Grande Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 999 Fortino Blvd., following the interment.

Webb, T. D.
T.D. Webb - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2005 - T.D. Webb, 90, passed away on Oct. 20, 2005. He is survived by his nephew, H. Keith (Shirley) Webb of Fountain, Colo.; and sister, Fern Trick of Phoenix, Ariz.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mae Louise Sauer Webb. T.D. was a master musician who taught in public schools in Illinois until he moved to Colorado in 1977. He was an active mason in Illinois and an active member and director of the local Shriners Band. At his request there will be no viewing or services. Cremation through Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Webb, Walter E.
Walter E. Webb - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2000 - Walter E. Webb, passed away Nov. 15, 2000, in Pueblo. Walter was born Match 5, 1919, in Heyborne, Idaho, and had been a Pueblo resident since 1940. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was employed at SoCo Lumber for many years before his retirement. Walter was preceded in death by his daughter, Sharron Johnson; grandson, Chris Gilmore; two brothers; and one sister. His survivors include his wife of 59 years, Maxine, of Pueblo; son, Chuck Webb, of Washington; daughters, Debbie (Wayne) Langston, of Pueblo, and Bev (George) Hurless, of Missouri; son-in-law, Gene (Flo) Johnson; grandchildren, Rod Johnson, David (Julia) Webb, Don Langston, Tonya (Tom Schell) Schaffer, Michelle Langston, and Kimi and Wes Hurless; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Devon Schaffer; as well as special friends, Tom Justice, Gordon Bothwell and John French; several nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Pastor Harold Tuttle officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, the family suggests donations to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice either direct or through the mortuary.

Webber, Joseph
Joseph Webber - Blue Valley Times - August 15, 1913 - John Somplaski, alias Joseph Stein, alias Joseph Webber, who was charged with swindling banks in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, hanged himself in the jail at Leadville.

Weber, Clayton C.
Clayton C. "Doc" Weber - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2002 - Clayton C. "Doc" Weber, 97, passed away May 29, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. Born June 5, 1904, in Benton Harbor, Mich. Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margene; sister, Gretchen Seaburg; and brother, Donald Weber. Survived by his stepdaughter, Darla Knuth; grandchildren, Diana, David and Donna Knuth; great-grandchildren, Dustin, Cody, Kyle, Ashley and Sara Knuth; niece, Phyllis (Bud) Shankland; nephew, Denny (Nancy) Weber; great-niece, Lyn Ann Ballard; and great-nephews, Neal (Monica) Weber, John (Karen) Weber and Mark Shankland. Clayton was a longtime resident of La Junta, Colo., where he was a physician/surgeon for over 60 years. He was a graduate of Benton Harbor High with a full football scholarship to Wabash College, attended Rush Medical College at the University of Chicago, and was a resident physician and surgeon at Denver General before going to La Junta. Taking time from his practice he served in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, the rank of Lt. Commander, he was Chief Medical Officer at the Port of San Francisco upon honorable discharge. He was on the Board of the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta, and served on the board and staff at the VA Centers in Las Animas and in La Junta. Clayton was a member of the Elks and was also a Mason. Doc was an avid football fan, often having two games on at the same time. He was the captain of the football team in college, and his favorite life experience was playing against the Four Horseman of Notre Dame Second Team All-American. Doc did not share this with his family until later in life being the private man that he was. In his spare time away from his busy schedule you would find him on his deck or in his yard catching a little sun. Clayton was a hardworking and giving man who will be sadly missed by his family, friends and past patients. His favorite phrase was, "Call me if you need anything." Doc retired at the age of 94, moving to Pueblo to be with his family. (Bye Doc our Rock). Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, June 10, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with inurnment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of choice in his memory.

Weber, Dale D.
Dale D. Weber - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2000 - Dale D. Weber, 77, of Eads, died March 22, 2000, in St. Mary-Corwin hospital, Pueblo. Born on April 3, 1922, in Eads, Colo. Survived by wife, Camilla Weber of Eads; children, Beverly (Elmer) Christiansan, Minturn, Norma Jean Ball, Long Beach, Calif., Linda (Harley) Voth, Eads, Richard Dale Weber, Eads, Janice M. Gerber, Red Cliff, Donna R. (Michael) Klose, Hillsboro, Kan.; sisters, Louise "Sis" (Charles) Howard, Seabrook, Texas, Dixie (Bud) Bennett, Edgewater, Sandra (Ray) Childs, Colorado Springs; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by father, one son, one grandson and one granddaughter. Service, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2000, at Brown Funeral Home with Rev. James Naumann officiating. Burial, Eads Cemetery. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Brown Funeral Home in Eads. Memorial contributions to Weisbrod Nursing Home Auxiliary.

Weber, Edna Mae
Edna Mae Weber - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 1999 - Edna Mae Weber passed away Nov. 24, 1999, in the loving embrace of her family at home in Pueblo. Edna was born on the family farm in Trego County, Kansas on Dec. 22, 1923, to Jacob and Katharina Kerth Armbruster. She attended school in Trego County and graduated from Trego Community High School in Wakeeney, Kan., in 1942. Edna was united in marriage to Alfred Weber on June 24, 1952. They lived in Kit Carson and Limon where she opened and operated several restaurants before moving to Pueblo in 1994, where they operated the Ramada Inn Restaurant. Edna enjoyed crocheting and cooking. She was a kind and loving friend, mother, grandmother and sister. Mrs. Weber is survived by her former husband and good friend, Alfred Weber; her children, Ron (Sandy) Weber of Arvada, Debra Williams of Pueblo; four grandchildren, Zoe and Yetta Weber of Arvada, Jennifer Lewis of Texas, John Williams of Pueblo; a brother, Fritz (Marie) Armbruster of Kansas; five sisters, Carrie Armbruster, Eva Williams, Martha (Ernie) Mai, Loretta (Jim) Wilson, all of Kansas, and Olee Moden of Idaho. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, in Wakeeney, Kan. Interment followed in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Ellis, Kan.

Weber, Jacob
Jacob "Jake" Weber – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 18, 1876 – The Shooting At Rosita – Particulars of the Killing of Jake Weber – On Tuesday morning a special telegram was published in the Chieftain stating that a man named Jake Weber had been shot in Rosita by O. P. Townsend the proprietor of a saloon in that place. A gentleman just arrived from the neighborhood of Rosita gives us the following particulars of the affair: It appears that on Saturday evening a ball was given by the Turnverein of Rosita, and among those who attended it were several men from the Wet Mountain valley. One of these parties left his overcoat and scarf at Townsend's saloon, previous to going to the ball, and just before daylight, when the owner of the coat was ready to start for home, he in company with Weber and others, went to the saloon to get his property. On the arrival of the party there the man who owned the coat knocked at the door. Townsend inquired what was wanted and on being told, without striking a light, opened the door and handed out the clothing. He then closed the door and locked it. No sooner had Townsend done this than some one in the crowd, Weber it is supposed, threw a beer glass through the window into the saloon. Townsend, who seems to have expected some difficulty, immediately fired through the window, the ball striking Jake Weber on the left hip a short distance below the joint. A short time previously Weber had had some difficulty with Townsend and it seems the latter expected an attack from him. Directly after the shooting the wounded man was carried to the office of Dr. Sperry, who probed the wound but failed to find the ball. At first Weber was supposed not to be seriously wounded, but all day on Sunday he continued to sink until night when he died. A post mortem examination demonstrated the fact that the ball had struck a bone and was turned from its course, passing up into the bowels and severing the intestines in three places. Weber was, as we learn, a man of exceedingly quarrelsome disposition, and his death occasions but little regret among the people where he resided. The following story with reference to his doings shows the manner of man he was: A short time since he took his watch to a watchmaker in Rosita to be repaired. He called for it soon after and the watchmaker told him he could not have it unless he paid for the repairs. Weber immediately drew a six shooter and compelled the watchmaker not only to hand over the watch but also five dollars. If this story is true, Mr. Weber's decease will not be a very serious blow to the community in which he lived. Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 18, 1876 – The Rosita Shooting – Statement of Mr. O. P. Townsend – On Monday our reporter interviewed Mr. O. P. Townsend, now under arrest in this city, charged with the murder of Jacob Weber, in Rosita, on the 6th inst. Mr. Townsend has the appearance of a man who would not hunt up a quarrel or create a disturbance, and bears, as we understand, the reputation of being a quiet, law abiding citizen. His statement of the unfortunate affair, is as follows: On Saturday the 6th of May, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, Conrad Snyder, Michael J. Snyder, John Schutlin and Jacob Weber came to Townsend's saloon and took a few drinks. All were sober and peaceable. One of the Snyders left his overcoat and scarf in the saloon, when he went away, saying that he would return and get it before he went home. The party then, with the exception of Weber, went to the German Turners' ball. Weber remained and played cards with some men who were in the saloon. Those who went to the ball came back about one o'clock. During the afternoon previous, Townsend had had some words with Schutlin's father, who is a bootmaker, with reference to the making of a pair of boots. On the return of the party the younger Schutlin called Townsend from behind the bar and accused him of insulting his (Schutlin's) father, and saying he could whip Townsend. Townsend said he wanted no disturbance and returned behind his bar. Schutlin kept on quarreling and daring Townsend out to fight. Townsend told him to be quiet or he would put him out, when one of the Snyders took up the quarrel and said that Townsend shouldn't do it. While this was going on, Weber and some of his friends had come up to the bar and called for beer, which Towsend, being engaged with the other parties, had failed to supply. Weber reached across the bar and struck Townsend on the nose, asked him if he was going to set up that beer, and at the same time drawing a revolver. The beer was forthcoming immediately. Weber then asked one of the Snyders to set up the beer, but he said he had no money and Townsend wouldn't trust. The other Snyder then said they would have all the beer they wanted and wouldn't pay a cent for it. Mr. Woodbury, the barkeeper, then went behind the bar and said they shouldn't have any row there. Weber called him to one side and said: "I have nothing against you but this d----d Townsend I'm going to clean out. This is stopped now but it ain't ended." The party then had some more beer and all of (them) left and Townsend closed the place and went to bed. About half past three they returned and woke Townsend up. He inquired what they wanted and was told the overcoat and scarf. Townsend opened the door a short distance and handed the articles out, immediately closing the door and bracing it with a board placed under the lock. He then started to walk back towards his bed. The men outside then began to kick against the door, demanding admission. Townsend turned down the light and took up his revolver. Weber called out: "Why don't you open the door, call the boys in and set 'em up, and have some style about you, like a white man?" One of the crowd then remarked, "Let's break the d----d thing in and put a head on him if he won't give us something to drink!" Townsend then stepped up on a chair to look out of the upper part of the window and see what they were doing, the lower part being painted, when a beer mug was thrown through the window smashing the glass in his face. He then fired into the crowd with the intention of frightening them and struck Weber as before stated. At the preliminary examination some very contradictory swearing was done, and it came out that Schutlin threw the beer glass through the window. Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – May 18, 1876 – Rosita – The Shooting of Jacob Weber – Editor Chieftain: - I notice an article in the Chieftain of the 11th, in regard to the shooting of Jacob Weber, which, for pure, unadulterated cussedness and falsehood, gets ahead of anything ever before brought to our notice. Weber, in said article, is represented as being a desperado. There never was a statement more utterly false, but on the contrary, Mr. Weber was a man of a very peaceful disposition, and was highly respected in this community, and his death is sincerely regretted by all, except a few particular (?) friends of his slayer. The statement that Weber had a difficulty with O. P. Townsend, is also untrue. It was two brothers by the name of Snyder and one John Chittlet who had the difficulty with Townsend, and Weber acted as peace-maker. I don't know who the gentleman from Rosita is, who furnished those statements for the Chieftain, but I do think that a person who could willfully and maliciously malign a man in his grave, unworthy to bear the appellation of gentleman. The facts that came out in evidence on the examination before Judge Brewster, were that Weber made no disturbance before Townsend's saloon, at the time of the shooting, but was going away, and had, in fact, reached the middle of the street when he was shot down. The statement that Weber demanded his watch, and five dollars, with a six shooter, has no foundation except in the brain of the creature who had the courage to attack a man after he was cold in his grave. I know the Chieftain has always championed the cause of right, and denounced wrong wherever it appeared, with fearlessness, and I ask that in justice and vindication of the deceased, Jacob Weber, you will give this space in your valuable paper. C., Rosita, May 12th, 1876.

Weber, Karen Wichelns
Karen Wichelns Weber - Albuquerque Journal – July 10, 2005 - Karen Wichelns Weber, 54, died of colon cancer July 2, 2005 in Pueblo, CO. She faced her illness the way she lived her life - with courage, lack of complaint, optimism, strength, and concern for others before herself. She will be missed by her 18-year old daughter, Megan; her ex-husband, Cayce Weber of Denver, CO; her brother, Ken Wichelns and family Carmen Gloria and Camila of Albuquerque; her sister, Jan Cross and husband Jai of Taos, NM; her sister, Jill Wichelns and family Rich, Laura, and Kathleen Gabriel of Denver, CO; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Maureen Wichelns of Albuquerque. Karen was born and raised in Albuquerque, attending Del Norte High School. She received bachelor's and master's degrees in Communication Disorders from ENMU and UNM. She had a passion for her work as a speech pathologist and dedicated herself to her clients in Albuquerque, Mora, Taos, and Pueblo. A people person, Karen was active in many community concerns, including Girl Scouts and the Broadway Theatre League. Always smiling and forever friendly, she relished traveling with her daughter Megan, enjoying a glass of wine with friends, camping, skiing, and gardening. Above all, Karen loved watching her daughter grow, enjoy life, and achieve numerous scholastic, musical, and athletic successes. A Memorial Service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2005 at the family home in Pueblo, CO. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Megan Weber Education Fund, U.S. Bank, 1018 Constitution Road, Pueblo, CO, 81001.

Weber, Kevin
Kevin Weber - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2001 - Age 20. Passed away Jan. 28, 2001. Services, 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Peacock Family Chapel. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery.

Weber, Larry Ray
Larry Ray Weber - Pueblo Chieftain - April 02, 2006 - Larry Ray Weber, 55, of Bartlesville, Okla., passed away Sunday, March 26, 2006. Born on Nov. 3, 1950, in Pueblo, Colo., to Lawrence R. and Madeline Ruth (Wilcox) Weber. Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Madeline Ruth Weber. He grew up in Pueblo and graduated from East High School class of 1969. He served in the U.S. Navy. He moved to Bartlesville in 1971, and attended Bartlesville Wesleyan College, (now Oklahoma Wesleyan University) for three years. Larry was a commercial painter; he was employed at the Bartlesville Community Center. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Lawrence R. and Orly Weber of Pueblo; five brothers, Eddie Stanley Weber of Bartlesville, Fred Weber, Bert Weber, Moe Weber and Rodney Weber all of Pueblo; sister, Mariana Hirsch of Bacliff, Texas. Funeral service was held Saturday in Bartlesville, under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home and Crematory.

Weber, Louise A.
Louise A. Weber - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 1997 - Louise A. Weber, 66, passed away Sept. 9, 1997, in Pueblo. Survived by her sister-in-law, Faliesha F. Ferrari of Pueblo West- and special friends, Lucille Royer, Jane Fox, Ruth and Dave Wilber. Born on March 15, 1931, in Denver. There will be no viewing. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery in Wheatridge.

Weber, Margene E.
Margene E. Weber - Pueblo Chieftain - November 04, 1997 - Margene E. Weber, Nov. 2, 1997. Wife of Clayton C. Weber and mother of Darla Knuth, Pueblo West. Grandmother of Diana Knuth, David (Lori) Knuth, all of Pueblo West and Donna Knuth, San Diego, Calif. Great-grandmother of Dustin, Kyle, Ashley, Sara and Cody. Also survived by cousin, Sam Snider, Alamosa, Colo.- as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Alamosa and Denver. Preceded in death by two sisters. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Graveside inurnment, Thursday, 2 p.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home office.

Weber, Michael A.
Michael A. Weber - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2001 - Homelake. Service, 10 a.m. today, at Homelake Chapel, Alamosa.

Weber, O. Floral
O. Floral Weber - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 1999 - O. Floral Weber, 91, passed away Feb. 19, 1999, in California. Survived by her son, Jesse E. (Helen) Weber of San Jacinto, Calif.- brother, Maurice (Willadean) Ivey Sr. of Pueblo- six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, James T. Weber on March 17, 1977- son, James O. Weber on Feb. 7, 1993- daughter, JoAnn Goolsby- and sister, Eunice E. Wilke. Born August 2, 1907, in Pueblo, Colo. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Rev. Jon Winans officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Congregational Church through the funeral home.

Weber, Olga
Olga Weber - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 1997 - Olga Weber, 83, Seward, Neb., formerly of Pueblo, died Sept. 2, 1997. Born in Seward. Graduate of Seward High School, 1935 graduate of Concordia College and St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing. Received her master's degree in psychiatric nursing from the University of Nebraska. Taught student nurses, was a forensic nurse and teacher of nursing for over 45 years. Employed at Colorado State Hospital in Pueblo for many years. Survived by son, Paul Weber, Orlando, Fla.- daughter, Jean (Arlynn) Eck, Seward- brother, Victor (Phyllis) Kroeger, Seward- seven grandchildren, Elizabeth Weber and Paul J. Weber, both of Morrison, Mike (Shannon) Hurley, Laurice (Frank) Lopez-Cepero and Tim Hurley, all of Pueblo, and Vicki Hurley and Karen Hurley, both of Helena, Mont.- a great-granddaughter, Taylor Hurley, Pueblo- and step granddaughter, Adriane Eck, Las Animas. Preceded in death by parents, Paul H. Kroeger and Wilhemina (Hillman) Kroeger- husband, Lawrence Weber- and brother, Herbert Kroeger. Visitation, one hour before services at the church. Service, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. John Lutheran Church in Seward with the Rev. Steve Hess officiating. Honorary pallbearers: Victor Kroeger, Victor Wasserman and Ted vonFange. Pallbearers: Paul Weber Sr., Michael Hurley, David Kroeger, Timothy Hurley, Paul Weber Jr. and Clifford Kubert. Two additional honorary pallbearers, Robert Herpolsheimer and Donald Miller. Wood Bros. Mortuary Seward, Neb.

Weber, Paul J.
Paul J. Weber - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 1998 - Paul J. Weber, 70, of rural Lamar, died Sunday, June 21, 1998. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at Mount Olive Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lamar. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, at Valley Memorial, Lamar, and at the church prior to the service. Memorial contributions to Lamar Area Hospice or to charity of choice.

Weber, Pauline
Pauline Weber - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 2005 - Pauline Weber, born in 1915, passed away Jan. 16, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, John Weber Jr.; parents, John and Johana Klun; sisters, Mary Klun and Jennie Condon; and brothers, Tony and Joe Klun. Survived by her sister, Helen D. Villers; special nephews, Norman (Beverly) Hayworth and family, and Dale (Peggy) Villers; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pauline retired after working many years for Safeway. She was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese where services will be held. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, with interment at Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in Pauline's memory. The family will greet friends at 9:30 a.m. in the back of the church before the Mass.

Weber, Teddy J.
Teddy J. Weber - Pueblo Chieftain - March 5, 1986 - Teddy J. Weber, March 2, 1986. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Wilson Almont Chapel. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Contributions may be made to the Ted J. Weber memorial fund for improvements to the softball field at Rouse Park.

Webster, Charles C.
Charles C. Webster - Huerfano World - September 12, 2002 - This Week in La Veta History - 1957: Died, C.C. Webster, 86, who bought La Veta Light, Heat and Power Company in 1911 and moved to California after selling the business in 1955. Pueblo Chieftain - September 7, 1957 - Charles C. Webster, died Friday morning in a Pueblo hospital. Funeral services Monday, 2 p.m. at La Veta Presbyterian Church, the Rev. C. H. Hatfield officiating. Interment in family plot, La Veta Cemetery. [Editor's Note: Charles C. Webster died on or about September 6, 1957. Obituary listed World Independent, September 6, 1957, Page 1.]

Webster, Elaine J.
Elaine J. Weissenfluh Webster - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 18, 2008 - Elaine J. Weissenfluh Webster, age 63, a resident of Yoder, Colorado, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2008 at her home surrounded by her family and is now in the loving care of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Elaine was born in Colorado Springs on October 21, 1944, a daughter of the late Clyde K. and Elma Kershner Weissenfluh. Elaine attended all 12 years of elementary and high school at Manitou Springs schools, graduating in 1962. Elaine and her husband, Dennis, raised their family on her grandparent's home place in Yoder, Colorado. She attended Antioch Community Church. She was a former volunteer for the Colorado Springs Police Department and the Miami - Yoder School. Elaine enjoyed crocheting, gardening and refinishing old furniture. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who loved spending time with her family. Elaine is survived by her husband, Dennis R. Webster; they were married on March 31, 1963 in Colorado Springs, to this loving union two children were born, a son, Derrick (Denita) Webster of Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter, Denise (Steve) Walsh of Yoder, Colorado; seven grandchildren, Blake (Tiffany) Webster, Brandi Webster, Krystal Webster, Kelsie Webster, Justin (Amanda) Walsh, Raeanna Walsh, Alisha Walsh and a great granddaughter, Grace Walsh. She is also survived by two brothers, Kenneth (Karen) Weissenfluh of Colorado City and Max (Jean) Weissenfluh of Chipita Park, and a host of other relatives and friends. At her request, cremation has taken place and private services are planned. The family requests that any memorial donations be made to the Antioch Community Church, 5855 Boone Road, Yoder, Colorado 80864.

Webster, Ethel M.
Ethel M. Webster - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2005 - Ethel M. Webster, 92 passed away Jan. 14, 2005, in Pueblo. Born Dec. 29, 1912, in Pueblo, to Michael and Elizabeth Jones, who precede her in death along with her loving husband, Donald Webster; and son Jim Webster. Survived by her children, Marsha (Neil) Latka, Diane (Dean) Allen, Don (Anne) Webster, Rick Webster; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; sister Evelyn Fear; numerous nieces and nephews. Per her request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with inurnment to follow.

Webster, George
George Webster – Castle Rock Journal – November 9, 1900 – George Webster, the young man who was injured by falling under a Santa Fe freight train at Holley, died at Pueblo on the 5th inst. as the result of his injuries. Aside from a severe cut in his head he was badly bruised and it is thought his death was due to internal injuries.

Webster, George Michael
George "Jim" Michael Webster - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2002 - George "Jim" Michael Webster, 60, passed away Nov. 13, 2002. A loving husband, father and grandfather. Jim is survived by his mother, Ethel Webster of Pueblo; wife, Connie Webster of Pueblo; daughter, Jamie (Rick) Scott of Colorado Springs; two grandsons of Colorado Springs; sisters, Marsha (Neil) Latka and Diane (Dean) Allen, both of Pueblo; brothers, Don (Anne) Webster of Durango and Rick Webster of Pueblo. Jim worked at Best Western Inn in Pueblo West for 10 years. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Private inurnment at a later date.

Webster, Lillie Mae
Mrs. Lillie Mae Morris Webster - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 2002 - Mrs. Lillie Mae Morris Webster was born April 25, 1916, to Mr. Enos John Morris and Mrs. Narcissus Darcy-Morris, passed away Nov. 27, 2002, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Mrs. Webster was reared in Las Vegas, N.M., Pocatello, Idaho, and El Paso, Texas. Approximately 67 years of her life were spent in Pueblo, Colo. Both parents; her sister, Lenora Morris; her brothers, Alonso Ford and Willie L. Morris, preceded her in death. She married Willie D. Webster and no children were born to the union. Mrs. Webster earned a bachelor of arts degree and was a licensed practical nurse for many years. She chose as her life's work the caring profession, nursing, and worked as a practical nurse for a major portion of her adult life. She held the distinction of serving as charge nurse at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. She was one of the first black nurses to hold this position. Lillie gave her life to Christ at an early age and was a longtime member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, where she served as Sunday school superintendent, teacher and member of the Deaconess Board. Mrs. Webster was chosen "Woman of the Year" by the Western States Baptist Convention in the year 2000. Mrs. Webster maintained membership as an Eastern Star Matron. She held membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Auxiliary, Church Women United, and she was a lifetime member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She leaves to cherish her memory three nieces, Lenora Givens, Cardette Carroll and Arlene Davis, all of Austin, Texas; two nephews, Leo W. Morris, who resides in Austin, and Louis D. Morris of Temple, Texas; and their respective wives, Shirley and Jamaima. A host of grandnieces and grandnephews, relatives and friends, her church family of Bethlehem Baptist Church are left to mourn her passing. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1044 Spruce St., Rev. F.L. Chandler officiating. Interment, Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Cole Fellowship Hall following the service.

Webster, Mary Frances
Mary Frances Webster - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2000 - Mary Frances Webster, 66, passed away July 22, 2000, after a short illness. Preceded in death by her husband, Merle E. Webster in 1993. Survived by sons, Dennis (Lyn) Webster, Pueblo, Bret K. Webster, Pueblo, and Mark E. (Loretta) Webster, Kokomo, Ind.; grandchildren, Shannon (Chad) Kinser, Heather (Danny) Sartor, Jacqueline Webster, Nicholas Webster; brother, E. L. Meek; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Webster was a former member of Pueblo Chapter 7 Order of Eastern Star and a member of First Baptist Church. She was a 1952 graduate of Centennial High School and also was active in numerous clubs and organizations throughout her life. Her role as a homemaker to her family and her friendships to many will be a priceless memory. She enjoyed swimming, camping and traveling in recent years. Her most recent traveling brought her to the fulfillment of her lifelong dream of seeing the countries of Turkey, Greece and Italy. She will be sadly missed by family and friends. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, July 26, 10 a.m. at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. There will be no viewing.

Webster, Merle Edward
Merle Edward Webster - Pueblo Chieftain - December 1993 - Merle Edward Webster passed away Dec. 16, 1993. Survived by his wife, Mary F. Webster of the family home; children, Dennis (Lyn) Webster, Pueblo, Bret K. Webster, Denver, and Mark E. (Loretta) Webster, Indiana; sister, Mora Simon, California; grandchildren, Shannon Bernard, Heather Bernard, Jacqueline Webster and Nicholas Webster; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Born June 15, 1931, in Wichita, Kan., and was a 1951 graduate of Centennial High School, where he played football. Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. Member of the Dodge City, Kan., First Baptist Church; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM; Pueblo York Rite Bodies; Al Kaly Shrine; Flivers Shrine Patrol and Pueblo Chapter No. 7, OES. Merle was an avid sportsman and enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Mark Tuttle officiating. Masonic Service and Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Following the service family will receive friends at the family home. Those who desire may contribute to the Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital in memory of Merle who will be greatly missed.

Wedemeyer, Ross Scott
Ross Scott Wedemeyer – Colorado Springs Free Press – May 7, 1966 – Colorado Traffic Claims Two Lives – By United Press International – Two names were added Friday to Colorado's growing traffic death toll to boost the number dead for the year to 184 – 62 ahead of the number on this date a year ago. The latest victims were Emerald Ann Hobeika, 59, of Walsenburg, and Ross Scott Wedemeyer, 23, of Pueblo. The Colorado State Patrol said Mrs. Hobeika was killed Friday when a car in which she was riding left the road south of Pueblo, went into a ditch and rolled. She was tossed out. Wedemeyer died at Swedish Hospital in Denver Friday of injuries he received in a one-car accident April 19 near Castle Rock, Colo. His car skidded 90 feet on icy U.S. 85-87, six miles south of Castle Rock, and then rolled.

Weed, Lillian Leone
Lillian Leone Weed - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2005 Lillian Leone Weed, 88, went home to be with the Lord on July 22, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, James O. Weed; three sons, Jimmy, David and Kenny Weed; grandsons, Jimmy Weed and Kevin Abram; son-in-law, Ronald Abram; sisters, Mabel Constable, Mary Dillon and Viola Blake; brothers, Bill, Perry, Miles, Vernon and Ival Cortner; and parents Alvin and Ida Mae Cortner. She is survived by children, Shirley Abram, Cloedean (Roy) Stringfellow and Ronda (Dan) Mackey; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren and sister, Delia Dudley. Among her special friends are Helen Libhart, Shelia Brown, Vera Christman, Bonnie Draper and daughter-in-law, Donna Fluke. She was a leader in Girl Scouts and active in PTA and in the Sunday school program for many years while a member of Lake Avenue Baptist Church and Prairie Avenue Baptist Church. Lillian was known to have an open home and heart, as her house was home to many relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with George White officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Weed, Raymond Luroy
Raymond Luroy Weed - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 2005 - Raymond Luroy Weed, 88, of St. Elizabeth, Mo., died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at the St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City, Mo. He was born on May 24, 1917, in Midwell, Okla., a son of William Lewis and Cloa Matilda (Dorris) Weed. He attended rural schools in Oklahoma and Kansas. He was married in Raton, N.M., to Ilene Dillon, who preceded him in death. Mr. Weed worked as a truck driver and mechanic, and retired from the CF&I Corp. as a millwright from the 40-inch. He was a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and was a member of the Steelworker's Union. He is survived by a son, Larry (Jean) Weed of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Beverly L. (Brice A.) Luetkemeyer of St. Elizabeth, Mo.; three granddaughters, Tricia (Greg) Wiley of Fort Knox, Ky., Marissa (Darren) Birch of Las Vegas, Nev., Callan Luetkemeyer of St. Elizabeth, Mo.; one grandson, C.J. Luetkemeyer of St. Elizabeth, Mo.; two great-granddaughters, Alexandria and Alyssa Wiley, both of Fort Knox, Ky.; two brothers, Howard (Zella) Weed of Borger, Texas, Norris Weed of Roswell, N.M.; one sister, Idabelle Everett of Pueblo, Colo. Visitation, 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Sunday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment at a later date at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Weeden, Jim, Jr.
Jim Weeden Jr. - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 20, 2007 - Jim Weeden Jr., 81, passed away on September 15, 2007 in Colorado Springs. Jim was born March 15, 1926 in Trinidad, Colorado, son of the late James Marshall and Ruth Thomas Weeden. He was a retired pressman and a former owner/operator of The Trophy Shop in Colorado Springs. Jim served in the Army Air Corp during World War II. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Regina Weeden, six children, Sharron Hahn, Sharlene Haveman, Gena Hange, Jim Weeden, Jon Weeden, and Donnie Weeden, sister, Pat Sanders, eleven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. Private services are planned. Published in The Gazette on 9/20/2007.

Weeden, Regina Ann
Regina Ann (Agnes) Weeden - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 15, 2009 - Regina Ann Weeden passed away on April 11, 2009 in a very loving and peaceful environment at her home in Colorado Springs surrounded by her family. She was born on January 21, 1927 in Walsenburg, Colorado, a daughter of the late, William and Viola O'Hagen Agnes. Regina is survived by 3 daughters, Sharron Hahn, Sharlene Haveman and husband Cyril , Gena Hange and husband Pete; 3 sons, Jim Weeden, Jon Weeden and wife Barbara and Donnie Weeden; two brothers, Joseph Agnes and wife Marie Lou and Vernon Agnes and wife Olie; a sister-in-law Copey Agnes; 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband Jim Weeden Sr., 2 sisters and 2 brothers. She loved and was loved by all. She will be cherished in the hearts of all that knew her. Her son, Donnie would like it to be known that he loves his mother who was his friend and pal. At her request cremation has taken place. Private family services are planned.

Weeks, Alfred L.
Alfred L. Weeks - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 1980 - Alfred L. Weeks, Pueblo resident for the past 10 years, late of 5343 W. Colorado, 78, passed away Aug. 30, 1980, in Walsenburg. Mr. Weeks attended the Pueblo Christian Center. He is survived by widow, Mrs. Erma Weeks of the family home; a daughter, a daughter and son-in-law, sons and daughters-in-law, one brother in law, twenty-seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Gardens.

Weeks, Frances Erma
Frances Erma Weeks - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 1998 - Frances Erma Weeks passed away Sept. 28, 1998. Born on Aug 26, 1908. Preceded in death by her husband, Bill, in 1980. Survived by children, Floyd (Frances) Weeks, Colorado Springs, Fay (JoAnn Weeks), Pueblo, Florence (Ray) Ryan, La Veta. Also survived by 23 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren- numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, and 8-5 p.m. Wednesday.

Weeks, Hallie B.
Hallie B. Weeks - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 1987 - Hallie B. Weeks, late of Pueblo, died suddenly Sept. 26, 1987. Survived by daughter, Betty J. Triantos of Lafayette; son, Edwin P. Weeks of Pine; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Member of the retired employees of Colorado State Hospital and active in Greenpeace. Born in Delta. A Pueblo resident since 1950. Retired from CSH in 1973 after 11 years. At her request, no service. Cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium. Please omit flowers, etc.

Wehling, Anton Bernard
Anton Bernard Wehling - Kiowa County Press – December 2, 2003 - Eads, CO - Anton Bernard Wehling was born May 5, 1920, at Hemmingford, Nebraska, the son of Henry and Anna Marie Steutor Wehling. Anton moved with the family to several locations in western Nebraska until he was ten years old. In 1930, the Wehling family moved to Iowa where they spent one year before the hot summer heat drove them to the eastern plains of Colorado, where they homesteaded in the Cheyenne Wells area in 1931. Tony and all of his siblings that were of school age attended the Catholic School in Cheyenne Wells and helped on the family arm. When Tony was in the seventh grade, he was stricken with a severe bone infection, affecting his right arm and leg. He spent 13 months in Colorado General Hospital in Denver fighting this terrible affliction. When he was finally released from the hospital, he returned home in a wheelchair. As time passed, he walked with the help of crutches and slowly became stronger. His leg was weak and always shorter than the other, and his left arm was scarred and weak, which left it in a position as if it were in a sling for the rest of his life. In spite of this difficulty, Tony recovered and lived a long life in farming and ranching in Montana, Nevada and the past nine years near Walsenburg. Tony enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding. Tony died at Parkview hospital in Pueblo January 10, 2000, at the age of 79. Tony never married, but he leaves to mourn his passing five sisters, Elizabeth Furr of Loveland, Justina (J.N.) Mousel of Cheyenne Wells, Rosa (Robert) Gilbert of South Dakota, Agnes Phillips of Portland, Oregon, and Julia (Vance) Steinert of Montana; and one brother, Frank (Annarose) Wehling of Wheatridge. Tony is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother, as well as his parents. A funeral mass was said Friday, January 14, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cheyenne Wells with Father Bill Rhinehart officiating. Julie Elliott served as organist and the Sacred Heart Choir provided the vocal selections for the mass. Serving as casket bearers were Darrell Harwig, Eric Tucker, Dean Harvie, Mike Wehling, Greg Mousel and Will Mousel. All of Tony's many friends and nephews were honorary casket bearers. Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery in Cheyenne Wells. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Brown Funeral Home.

Wehrle, Melvin Kenneth
Melvin "Mel" Kenneth Wehrle - The Greenhorn Valley View - December 5, 2007 - Melvin "Mel" Kenneth Wehrle died November 13, 2007, at age 64. He was born in Denver, Colorado, on March 18, 1943. His parents were Clarence and Ethel Wehrle. Mel graduated from North High School in June, 1962. He served two years (November, 1964-November, 1966) in the U. S. Army Military Police as a Personnel Specialist. He was employed by United Air Lines at the Flight Training Center in Denver from July, 1968 to November, 2001. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, adopted sister, Verna and brother, Walter. He is survived by two cousins, Merle E. Miller of Broomfield and Ronald A. Miller of Colorado Springs. Mel loved to travel, taking many trips to locations around the world. He also liked to go biking in the mountains. Memorial will be held at Valley Community Church in Colorado City, Colorado, on December 8, 2007, at 11 A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Valley Community Church in Colorado City.

Weidner, Marjorie R.
Marjorie R. Weidner - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 1998 - Marjorie R. Weidner, 98, passed away Dec. 12, 1998. Survived by her daughter, Lois (Guy) Stewart of Canon City- granddaughters, Derrelene (Roy) Metzger of Del Norte, Della (Roy) Raymer of Englewood and Donna Stewart of New Castle, Colo. - great-grandchildren, Kurt (Karen) Metzger and Brenda Metzger of Del Norte- and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Francis G. Weidner- daughter, Derrel Scott- and brothers, Volney Barton and Miles Jack" Barton. Born in Rocky Ford, Colo., on March 17, 1900, Marjorie lived in Fowler, Colo., during her early years and taught school in Phillips County, Colo., during World War I. She was a resident of Pueblo from 1926 to 1984 when she moved to the Oddfellow's Home in Canon City, Colo. She retired from her position as House Mother for the St. Mary-Corwin School of Nursing in 1965. She was a member of Broadway Christian Church in Pueblo for more than 50 years and during her residency in Canon City has been affiliated with the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of that community. She was a member of Cactus Rebekah Lodge No. 24, Pueblo Chapter No. 7, OES, Crystal Springs Camp No. 4601, RNA, Order of Amaranth Laural Court No. 17 and the AARP. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998, at Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. William Carson, Rev. Hal Hartman and Rev. Wayne Ward officiating. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Broadway Christian Church of Pueblo or First Christian Church of Canon City through the funeral home office.

Weigel, Alfred
Alfred "Pete" Weigel - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2003 - Alfred "Pete" Weigel, 91, passed away Nov. 26, 2003. Born May 30, 1912, to the union of George and Sophie Weigel. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 70 years, Kathryn; daughters, Gail (Buck) Barnhart, Alda (Chuck) Adcox; grandchildren, Michael (Susan) Decker, Carolyn Turner, Bryon Shipley, Lyn (Dusty) Shipley-Trumbull, Stephan (Lynne) Shipley; great-grandchildren, Daniel (Chris) Decker, Misty Woodcock, Sam Turner, Tessa Decker; three great-great-grandchildren, as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Pete owned and operated the 7-UP Bottling Co. in Pueblo in 1965. At his request, cremation has taken place. Friends and family may be contacted Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, from 2 to 4 p.m., at 40 Scotland Road. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made in Pete's name to the charity of your choice.

Weigel, Edwin
Edwin "Rusty" Weigel - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2005 - Edwin "Rusty" Weigel, 48, of Pueblo, took his last ride on Dec. 9, 2005. Preceded in death by father, Matthew Weigel Sr. Survived by Connie; stepdaughter, Ashlea; son, Jeffery Davis; mother, Ruth; brothers, Mick, Ben, Jeff; twin brother, Dusty, Craig and Wayne Weigel; and sister, Debra McCoy. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. In lieu of flowers donations will be accepted at reception.

Weigel, Kathryn
Kathryn "Louise" Weigel - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2005 - Kathryn "Louise" Weigel, 90, passed away June 29, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred "Pete" Weigel, in 2003. She was born Nov. 16, 1914, to the union of Albert E. and Josie Pierce Deardorff. Survived by her children, Gail (Buck) Barnhart and Alda (Chuck) Adcox; grandchildren, Michael (Susan) Decker, Carolyn (Kelly) Burgess, Bryon Shipley, Lyn (Dusty) Shipley-Trumbull, Stephan (Lynne) Shipley; great-grandchildren, Daniel (Chris) Decker, Misty (Dennis) Gechas, Sam Turner, Tessa Decker; three great-great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and friends. At her request, there will be cremation with no services. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers and wishes to thank University Park Care Center for the care she received.

Weihermiller, Dorene C.
Dorene C. Weihermiller - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 1997 - Dorene C. Weihermiller went to be with the Lord on Aug. 17, 1997, after a brief illness. Born Aug. 8, 1909, in Scammon, Kan. Survived by daughters, Sylvia (Mike) Ulibarri and Dorinda (William Porquis) Vaughn- sister, Roberta Young- four grandchildren- and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Kenneth G. Weihermiller. Dorene was a member of the Order of Eastern Star - Temple Chapter 96. Private family services.

Weiland, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Weiland - Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 2004 - Mary Ellen Weiland, 78, of Florence, Colo., passed away Oct. 5, 2004, in Canon City, Colo. Mary Ellen was born on Oct. 14, 1925, in Pine Bend, Minn., a daughter of the late Earl and Inez (Hathaway) Graus. She married Donald Weiland. He preceded her in death on Dec. 29, 2003. Mary Ellen is survived by two children, David Weiland of Florence, Colo., and Robert (Cindy) Weiland of Mazeppa, Minn.; two grandchildren, Brandi and Andrew; stepson, Thomas Martinez of Canon City, Colo., one sister, Lois Murtaugh of Hastings, Minn. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Inez Funk and Lucia Klein. Mary Ellen graduated from Hastings High School in 1945. She also lived in Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Pueblo West, Colo., and Florence, Colo. Mary Ellen was a homemaker most of her married life. She had interests in craft work, needlework and was a seamstress of great talent. Approximately, 70 foster children were placed in the Weiland home, some stayed only days, others for decades. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at Florence Mortuary. Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at the St. John Lutheran Church, 790 Greydene Ave., Canon City, Colo. Interment will follow at Mountain Vale Memorial Gardens, Canon City, Colo.

Weiler, Rusty D.
Rusty D. Weiler - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 2003Rusty D. Weiler, passed away on June 1, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Karen Weiler; daughter, Molly; son, Matt; father and mother, Russell and Pat Weiler; father- and mother-in-law, Matt and Joey Kikel; sisters, Peggy Mullin, Nancy (Jerry) Sutton; in-laws, Charlie and Sharon Schwartz, Kathy Valent and David Kikel; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rusty enjoyed fishing, hunting, sport shooting and playing pool. He loved being around a lot of people all the time. Rusty touched the lives of all his family, friends, co-workers and students. He was truly passionate about everything he did and he will be missed by all. Private services for family and close friends, Wednesday, June 4. Public memorial service at Pueblo County High School at 10 a.m. on June 5 in the school gym.

Weilert, Ida I.
Ida I. Weilert - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2000 - Ida I. Weilert, 81, passed away Oct. 7, 2000. At the family's request, burial has already taken place.

Weimer, George
George Weimer - Pueblo Chieftain - March 03, 2000 - George Weimer, 82, lifelong Prowers County resident, passed away Feb. 29, 2000. Services, 11 a.m. Saturday at the Peacock Family Chapel. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 2 until 7 p.m. today and until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Weimer, Lydia E.
Lydia E. Weimer - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2003 - Lydia E. Weimer, 81, lifelong Prowers County resident, passed away April 11, 2003. Survived by husband, Jake Weimer; and sister, Eva Schibbelhut, both of Lamar. Visitation, 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. today and funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2003, both at Peacock Funeral Home. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery.

Weinmann, Irmengard
Sister Irmengard Weinmann - Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan - March 30, 2005 - Sister Irmengard Weinmann, 96, died in Sacred Heart Monastery's St. Joseph Care Center, March 29, 2005, after a lengthy illness. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Wednesday, March 30, in the Bishop Marty Chapel, with burial following in the monastery cemetery. Wintz and Ray Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Vespers wake service was Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Sofie Weinmann was born September 21, 1908, to Jordan and Marie (Lutz) Weinmann, in Heiligkreuztal, Wurttemberg, Germany, the seventh of nine children. She attended country school in their home village, where religious instruction was given during school time by the parish priest and their teacher. She stayed home to help with work and to learn sewing. When she came in contact with sisters she felt drawn to religious life but World War I had just ended and she was needed to help support the family. "I was very impressed," she said, "with the sisters' way of life, their good example, and their prayer life." When she spent several years with a family in Switzerland, she heard about Maryhouse in Einsiedeln, where candidates were accepted for American missions. She contacted Sister Cecilia at Maryhouse and was accepted for admission to the candidacy. She set sail for New York in August 1934, and entered Sacred Heart Convent that September 10th. She made profession as Sister Irmengard June 24, 1936. "A new world opened up to me," she commented. Illness has been a part of Sister Irmengard's life from the first years in the community, as she spent some time in the hospital and infirmary. About this, she has written, "God designed these plans -- perhaps some day we will understand their true value." That "some day" has now arrived for her. Sister's ministry years include one year in Gardner, CO, in housekeeping. Since 1943, she has been at the motherhouse. She worked in the vestment department until 1976 when fewer vestments were needed, and then began doing regular sewing for the sisters, her ministry until she retired to the Care Center in 1996. Sister Irmengard is survived by her Benedictine community and several nieces and nephews in Germany.

Weir, Alfred C.
Alfred C. Weir - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 1999 - Alfred C. Weir, 81, passed away July 13, 1999 . Survived by his wife, Doris Weir of the family home- sons, Lloyd W. (E. Colleen) Weir and Charles H.(Cindy K.) Weir, all of Pueblo- sister, Ruth Stack of Aurora, Colo.-brother-in-law, Donald Nauerth of Pueblo West- sister-in-law, Mae Weir of La Veta, Colo.- three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren- numerous nieces and nephews. Born Dec. 21, 1917, in Aguilar, Colo. Member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Mesa Congregation. At his request, there will no viewing. Cremation Crematorium. will be held 2p.m. Friday, July 16, 1999 , at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2203 E.13th with Larry Sapp officiating.

Weir, Doris M.
Doris M. Weir - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 2000 - Doris M. Weir, 78, passed away Oct. 5, 2000. Survived by her sons, Lloyd W. (E. Colleen) Weir and Charles H. (Cindy K.) Weir, all of Pueblo; brother, Donald Nauerth of Pueblo West; sisters-in-law, Ruth Stack of Aurora, Colo., and Mae Weir of La Veta, Colo.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Alfred C. Weir, on July 13, 1999. Born Dec. 3, 1921, in Alamo, Colo. Member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Mesa Congregation. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2203 E. 13th, with Philip Burke officiating.

Weir, Floyd E.
Floyd E. Weir - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 1987 - Floyd E. Weir, 71, longtime Las Animas resident, died June 12, 1987, at Denver Veterans Hospital. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday at Friends Church in Las Animas. Interment, Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Family requests memorials to George Hanis, No. 6 DAV chapter.

Weir, George Edward
George Edward Weir - Walsenburg World - April 7, 1933 - George Weir Dies In La Veta Thurs – Funeral To Be Held From Aguilar Methodist Church Next Sunday Afternoon – George Edward Weir, age 21, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Weir, in La Veta Thursday after an attack of pneumonia. Besides his parents the young man is survived by one sister, Ruth, and three brothers, Robert, Ralph, and Alfred. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from the Methodist church in Aguilar. Interment will be in the K.of P. Cemetery under the direction of Unfug Peet Mortuary.

Weir, R. H.
R. H. Weir - Huerfano World - April 4, 2002 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1902: Pat Dellahanty and R.H. Weir were killed in the Pictou mine by a premature shot.

Weir, Ralph
Pvt. Ralph Weir - Huerfano World - October 19, 2000 - This Week in La Veta History - 1944: Pvt. Ralph Weir, 29, was killed in Holland. He is the son of Mrs. Helen Weir of La Veta and also leaves two brothers and a sister.

Weirich, Robert
Robert Weirich - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2000 - Robert Weirich, 63, passed away Feb. 18, 2000. Services, 2 p.m. today at the Peacock-Wood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Pioneer Cemetery, Eads, Colo.

Weis, Edward
Edward Weis - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 1998 - Edward Weis, 92, passed away Jan. 22, 1998, in Holly. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Francis de Sales-Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lamar. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar.

Weisbrod, Ann R.
Ann R. Weisbrod - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2003 - Ann R. Weisbrod, 76, born Jan. 25, 1927, passed away May 10, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband, Fred Weisbrod. Survived by her children, Rick (Ruriko) Weisbrod, Candy (Scott) Henderson, Mark Weisbrod, SuSu Evans, Gary (Dixie) Weisbrod, Patrick (Celma) Weisbrod; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Also survived by her sister, Laddie Rossiter. Ann was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and she loved her pets. She volunteered at the Humane Society, was a longtime 4-H leader and was on the Pueblo Animal Advisory Board. She was a Pony Club leader, a member of several saddle clubs, was a contributor to the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center and did volunteer work at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Ann found a home in Pueblo since 1967 after living in several states with her husband, Fred, who was the former Pueblo city manager. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum in her memory.

Weiss, Charles
Baby Charles Weiss - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2002 - Born Aug. 16, 2001, passed away Feb. 6, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by his parents, Cassandra Brown and Charles Weiss; sisters, Hunter, Morgan; brothers, Terrein and Tanor; grandfather, Charles Weiss; grandparents, Barbara and Wesley Sayre; as well as numerous extended family members and friends. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at Swan-Law Cascade Chapel, 501 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs, CO.

Weiss, Sylvester John
Sylvester John Weiss - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2000 - Sylvester John Weiss, 87, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 18, 2000. Born in Milwaukee, Wis., to Jacob and Nellie (Twohig) Weiss, whom precede him in death. Also preceded in death by his daughter, Ellen Elizabeth Weiss. He is survived by his fair lady, Alice Mary Weiss, of the family home; children, Susan (Ed) Brick, Butch (Dianne) Weiss, Corrine Redlin, John (Toni) Weiss, Kathleen (Ted Fulton) Weiss, Geri Ann (John) Koncilja, Mary (Brendon Pardue) Tedesko, Thomas (Judy) Weiss; grandchildren, Allyson, Amanda, Cori, Dannielle, Ellen, Erica, James, Jamie, Jeff, Jessica, John, Julie, Kate, Kelli, Lori, Matthew, Nichalis, Nicole, Sarah, Scott, Sylvie and Theresa; and eight great-grandchildren. Also survived by brother, Leonhard Weiss. Sylvester was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a retired self-employed farmer. He enjoyed the time he spent with his wife, children and grandchildren. There will be no viewing for Mr. Weiss, cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial funeral Mass on Tuesday, March 21, 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, with celebrant Rev. Ervin Schmitt. Friends and relatives will be received at church hall after the funeral Mass.

Weitershausen, Grace
Grace Weitershausen - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 1999 - Grace Weitershausen, 82, passed away Aug. 16, 1999, in Pueblo. Grace was born March 20, 1917, in Pueblo. Survived by her daughter, Eulah Mae (Jack) Steepleton of Grand Junction, Colo.- grandchildren, Bryan and Lucinda Steepleton of Alamosa, Colo., and Kim (Randy) McHodgkins of Grand Junction, Colo.- and great-grandsons, Jamie and Jeremy McHodgkins. Preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Earl Weitershausen. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1441 E. 12th.

Welch, Alfred
Alfred Welch - Pueblo Chieftain - November 4, 1987 - Alfred Welch, late of 999 Fortino Blvd., passed away Nov. 3, 1987. Mr. Welch was a member of the Heritage Baptist Church and was a lifetime member of BPOE 90. He retired from the Colorado State Hospital and served in the U.S. Army during WW II. Survivors include his wife, Della M. Welch, of the family home; a sister, Grace Keener, of Pueblo; a sister-in-law, Clara Welch, of Illinois; two nieces, Martha Lou Witt and Emma Lou Burkhardt, both of Illinois; a nephew, Raymond Welch, of Phoenix, Ariz., and several other nieces and nephews; and a stepdaughter, Elsie (Cliff) Hendrix of Pueblo. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Charles Bigler of the Heritage Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens, with graveside honors by BPOE 90. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the Heritage Baptist Church Building Fund through the funeral home office.

Welch, Anna Ruth
Anna Ruth Welch - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2005 - Anna Ruth Welch, 93, born May 2, 1912, passed away June 26, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Welch; two brothers; and three sisters. Survived by her son, William Cameron; grandchildren, Caro (David) Golden, Bill (Rachel) Cameron, Christine Zingelewicz, Chelsea (Christopher) Pioli, and Thor Cameron. Also survived by nine great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Anna Ruth was a long-time member of Holy Family Church parish, where services will be held. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, with interment at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in Anna Ruth's memory. The family will receive friends following the interment at the church hall.

Welch, Ben S.
Ben S. Welch - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 1986 - Ben S. Welch departed this life on Feb. 16, 1986, at the Belmont Lodge. He retired from the CF&I Pipe Shop in 1972. Veteran of WW II. Funeral services at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Rose Chapel at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, conducted by Jehovah's Witnesses. Burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

Welch, Bridget Kate
Bridget Kate Welch - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 1926 - The funeral of Bridget Kate Welch took place Friday morning at 8:30 from the George F. McCarthy Funeral home and from Sacred Heart church at 9 o'clock. Rev. Father Thomas J. Wolohan celebrated requiem high mass. Pallbearers were Messers. Joe Curran, John Moylan, J. Davis, C. L. Ducy, Kevin Carroll and Archie McDonnell. Interment in the ___________. [Note: Last line in funeral notice could not be made out. However, Bridget Kate Welch, 61, is found at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, location 28 400 3, buried September 24, 1926.]

Welch, Bryan Dean
Bryan Dean Welch - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2003 - Bryan Dean Welch, left our world January 19, 2003, the result of an auto accident. Born May 25, 1972. He leaves behind his children who were the light of his life, Wife, Valerie, Mother, Brenda (Morris) Shepard, Father, Jarold (Terry) Welch Jr., Brother, Tim Welch, other relatives and special friend, Misty. Memorial Service to be held at First Presbyterian Church, 220 West 10th in Pueblo, 1:00 p.m. Thursday January 23.2003, Rev. Pat Hurley officiating.

Welch, Charles J.
Charles J. Welch - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 1999 - Charles J. Welch, 71, passed away after a lengthy illness on Sept. 28, 1999, at IHS Nursing Home. Survived by his mother, Lillian Esther (Schreiber) Welch; sister, Willa Dee (Bert) Van Zandt; aunts, Velma Chapman and Yvonne (Robert) Chapman; uncle, Orville Schreiber; niece, Vicki Lynn (Duncan) Rowley; nephews, Scott L. (Donna) Berry and W. Randy Berry; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his father, William Henry Welch. He was born July 2, 1928, in Pueblo. He graduated from Central High School and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He graduated from the Denver Airview School of Drafting and was employed at Pueblo Army Depot for 29 years retiring in 1988. His great passion was building hot rods. He was a longtime member of Pueblo Divine Science Church. Special thanks to the prayer group of Divine Science and for the prayers of friends and neighbors. A special thank you to longtime neighbors Mary Lou and Bill Coughlin for their support and compassion. Cremation and no services at his request. Private family memorial will be held at Imperial. In lieu of food and flowers, those who wish may contribute to Divine Science Church or Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Welch, Elsa Alyne
Elsa Alyne Welch - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 1987 - Elsa Alyne Welch, late of Pueblo, died July 27, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by her children, Emma Louise Burkhardt, Park Forest, Ill.; and Raymond H. Welch, Phoenix, Ariz. Survived also by five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, brother-in-law, J. Alfred Welch, and sister-in-law, Grace Keener, both of Pueblo. Member of OES and a past worthy matron, Rebeka Lodge No. 2, Business and Professional Women's Club and a past president, First Presbyterian Church, one of the first volunteers at Rosemount Museum and a volunteer at Parkview Episcopal Hospital. Born Feb. 12, 1907, in Omaha, Ill. Pueblo resident since 1947. Mrs. Welch retired as a stock supervisor from the PAD and also from Parkview Episcopal Hospital, where she was an LPN. Preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Eugene Welch, March 6, 1974, and a son, William H. Welch. Concluding services will be at Omaha, Ill. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, 81004. Visitation from 3:30 to 7 p.m. today.

Welch, Frances E. L.
Mrs. Frances E. L. Welch - Pueblo Chieftain - August 9, 1980 - Mrs. Frances Lukenbill Welch, late of 118 E. Orman, passed away Aug. 8, 1980. Survived by her step-children, Mrs. Bernice Fox. Carlsbad, N. M., and Vincent Welch, Champagne, Ill.; several grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Betty Nelson and Mrs. Irene J. Willour, both of Pueblo, and Mrs. Madeline Mobley of Oregon; sister-in-law, Mrs. Thelma Lukenbill, Pueblo, and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Oscar Leonard Welch in 1974. Born in Denver on March 11, 1900, and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Member of the Episcopal Church in Champagne, Ill. and Pueblo Chapter No 7, O.E.S. Eastern Star. Service 2:30 p.m. Monday, Rouch Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Welch, Frank A. Sr.
Frank A. Welch Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 1987 - Frank A. Welch Sr., 64, Starkville, died Dec. 22, 1987, in Colorado Springs. He was born Jan, 25, 1823, in Starkville, to Sam and Nellie Veltri Welch. He taught school and was Principal for School District No. 1 for many years. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec., 26, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Trinidad, with Father Tom Talentino as celebrant. Interment at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the family residence in Starkville.

Welch, Ila Mae
Ila Mae Welch - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2003 - Ila Mae Welch, 76, passed away July 17, 2003. Survived by her husband, Dale D. Welch; children, Larry, Bert and Melinda. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Welch, Lillian Esther
Lillian Esther Welch - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2004 - Lillian Esther Welch, 100, passed away peacefully at her home May 13, 2004. Born Sept. 11, 1903, in Ransom, Kan., to pioneer parents, Charles and Mary (Lynn) Schreiber. Preceded in death by parents; husband of 42 years, William Henry Welch; son, Charles Welch, 1999; siblings, Thelma Morgan, 1980, Orville Schreiber, 2002. Survived by daughter, Willa Dee Van Zandt; grandchildren, W. Randy Berry, Delta, Vicki L. (Duncan) Rowley, Grand Junction, Scott Berry, Pueblo; great-grandchildren, Ashley and David Rowley, Austin Greenwood of Pueblo. Also survived by sisters, Yvonne (Robert) Chapman and Velma Chapman, Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Her family treasured her bright mind, wisdom, generous nature, inner strength and faith. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and always enjoyed preparing family dinners. As a longtime member of Divine Science Church, she completed many classes incorporating the teachings as a basis for daily living. Past president of Fairview Elementary PTA, Queen of the Dames of Malta, member of Social Philanthropic, Rebeka Assembly of CO, VFW Auxiliary World War I, several bridge clubs, two home demonstration clubs, active in the Republican Party and served as an election precinct judge for many years. Her greatest blessing has been the opportunity to remain in her own home with dedicated and loving caregivers through the generosity of her deceased son and brother. The family would like to extend loving gratitude to Esther's caregiver Debora, who adopted Esther as her second mom and became like a second daughter to Esther; also to Jennie, Elizabeth, Ruby, Loural; as well as her former caregivers; and to her special loving friends, Peggy Russell, Chad Madrid, Joyce Raynor; and niece, Ruth Farris; also appreciation to Drs. T. Smith, T. Comstock, and staff and volunteers of Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 2004, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Earleen Cornell officiating. Interment following at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made in memory of Esther to the Divine Science Church or to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Welch, Margaret O'Toole
Margaret O'Toole Welch - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 16, 2009 - Margaret O'Toole Welch, 92, passed away June 12, 2009 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, John Welch; her parents, and her sister, Mildred Vidmar. She is survived by three daughters, Kathleen Welch, Jayne Busch and Connie Nelson; sister, Helen Chaffee; and other relatives. Margaret was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese, and a volunteer at St. Mary Corwin Hospital Cherry Blossom Gift Shop. She loved to play bridge. Memorial contributions to Pueblo Nature Center or the Shrine of St. Therese through the funeral home. Viewing will be Tuesday, June 16 from 4-6 with rosary reading at 5 p.m., then viewing will continue until 6 p.m. Funeral Mass Wednesday, June 17 at 11 a.m. at the Shrine of St. Therese. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Welch, Thomas A.
Thomas A. Welch - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 2001 - Thomas A. Welch, age 89, of Rocky Ford, died Dec. 22 at Ark Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta. Survived by his wife, Sarah, of the family home; daughter, Karen (Bill) Hancock of Rocky Ford; son, Randy (Debbie) Bitter of Fowler. Funeral services, Wednesday, Dec. 26 at the First Presbyterian Church, Rev. Frank Kaemingk officiating. Interment, Rocky Ford Cemetery. Visitation from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Weldon, Robert Arthur Sr.
Robert Arthur Weldon Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2003 - Robert Arthur Weldon Sr., loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, moved onto a more peaceful journey Feb. 9, 2003. He was born in Pueblo on April 18, 1936, to Roy and Wanda Weldon. After completing the eighth grade, he began working at the age of 13 at Pueblo Country Club. His love of golf evolved and lasted a lifetime. He honed his golfing skills --- unbeknownst to his friends and children, he possessed the talents to become a professional. Robert, though, was committed to providing for his family so he continued working at the country club for 18 years. Robert moved on to become one of the top sales representatives at Barteldes (L.L. Johnson Distributing Co). For over 20 years he traveled many miles through Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado representing Toro. He built his own business of golf course irrigation consulting with the help of his wife and sons. Robert was a lover of golf, cowboy polo, professional wrestling and all kinds of foods. As a ball cap collector he owns over 400 caps. He was known as "UB," "Cowboy Bob" and "Baldy" and had a knack for making people laugh and getting them to pay attention. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Carol; five children, Robin (Rocky) Palmer, Roz (Jeff) White, Robert (JoAnn) Weldon, Rodney (Dana) Cascio-Weldon, all of Pueblo, and Rhondelle (Mark) Blankenship, Reno, Nev. He will be missed by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, in-laws, nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In gratitude to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, please make donations in Robert's name. Please share your thoughts and condolences at www.waltonfuneralhome.com.

Weldon, Wanda Alberta
Wanda Alberta Weldon - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2000 - Wanda Alberta Weldon, 84, passed away at her home Feb. 20, due to heart complications. Wanda was born Feb. 12, 1916, in Pueblo, and lived here until 1987, she than moved to Las Vegas, Nev. She is survived by six children, Robert (Carol) Weldon, Audra Cervanyk, Jack (Sharon) Weldon, all of Pueblo, Jim (Janet) Weldon, Denver, Nancy (Allan) Tillery of Yeager, Okla., and Guy (Edith) Weldon, Las Vegas, Nev. Also survived by more than 100 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Throughout her life, Wanda supported and worked for many youth organizations and charity groups. She regularly volunteered for Easter Seals and St. Jude's Children charities to name a few. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, 3 p.m., Rose Chapel. The family will greet friends following the service in the chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 381038-1942.

Wellens, Grace N.
Grace N. Wellens - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 1987 - Grace N. Wellens of Colorado Springs, June 24, 1987. Born in Chicago, Ill., July 10, 1903. Wife of Dr. Melchior Wellens, who passed away in 1973. Mother of Bruce M. (Patty) Wellens, Colorado Springs, and Dr. Warren J. (Anne) Wellens, Spokane, Wash.; mother-in-law of Luke Egan, San Diego, Calif. Survived also by 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Predeceased by her daughter, Jeanine Egan, who passed away in 1975. Mrs. Wellens was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Colorado Springs. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday, Pauline Chapel, St. Paul Church. Interment, El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, Calif. Please omit donations of food and flowers. Friends who wish are requested to send memorials to the Cystic Fibrosis Association in care of George McCarthy Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Pueblo, Colo. 81004.

Wellesley, Bret Charles Clyde
Bret Charles Clyde Wellesley - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 1987 - Bret Charles Clyde Wellesley , 3 months, passed away unexpectedly on April 27, 1987, in Aurora, Colo. Bret is survived by his parents, Bret and Mary Ann Wellesley of Aurora; grandparents, Charles and Bette Mantelli of Pueblo; Patricia Wellesley of Pueblo; aunts and uncles, Dena Mantelli; Gary Mantelli; Devona Mantelli; John (Sharon) Mantelli; James (Denise) Mantelli, all of Pueblo; Roger Wellesley; Robert Wellesley; Dana (Sue) Wellesley; Bill (Mary) Wellesley; Pat (Rose) Wellesley; Karen Wellesley; Don (Kelly) Wellesley. He is also survived by numerous relatives of Denver, Pueblo and California and Trinidad. Bret was born on Jan. 23, 1987, in Denver. Visitation from noon until 8 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Memorial service at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, 1987, at Christ the King Church with the Father Nathaniel Foshage officiating. Entombment, Pieta Mausoleum, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Please omit flowers and food. Donations may be made to Bret and Mary at 1827 Yakima.

Wellington, Margaret
Margaret Wellington - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1925 - Margaret Wellington, age 29 years died at a local hospital July 22. Body at United Davis-Vories.

Wells, Charles
Charles Wells – Pueblo Chieftain – January 26, 1933 – In Memoriam – In memory of our dear father and husband, Charles Wells, who passed away one year ago today, Jan. 26 (1932). You're not forgotten father dear, Nor ever shall you be. As long as life and memory last, We shall remember thee. Mrs. Charles Wells and family.

Wells, Charles O.
Charles O. Wells - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2005 - Charles O. Wells, 78, passed away June 13, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents, Verner Osmond and Birthena Alice Wells. He is survived by his wife, Pat Wells; children, Charles Wells Jr., of Parker, Colo., David (Theresa) Wells, Loveland Colo., Sue (John) Ehlers, Tempe, Ariz.; grandchildren, Allie, Gabrielle, Joshua and Zachary; sister, Fern Hankla, Albuquerque, N.M.; brother, John (Dorothy) Wells, Alamo, Calif.; and sister, Ruth Waldrop, Knoxville, Tenn. He also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Charles was born in Campo, Colo., and graduated from high school in Springfield, Colo., in 1945, and attended Colorado State University for one year. He also served in the U.S. Army from 1946 until 1952, and worked in the oil fields in Texas, Wyoming, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Colorado. He and his wife, Pat, owned and operated the Park Lane Motel in Canon City, Colo., for 28 years, from 1965 to 1993. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Charles, through the funeral home.

Wells, Dora A.
Dora A. Wells - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 1987 - Dora A. Wells, born June 16, 1903, in Pueblo, passed away Dec. 16, 1987, in Pueblo. Mother of Betty Rhodes, Lester C. (Dorothy) Rhodes. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers.

Wells, Dorothy
Dorothy (Mayhugh) Wells - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2001 - Dorothy (Mayhugh) Wells passed away April 16, 2001, in Pueblo. Dorothy was born in Lake County, Colo. on April 8, 1914, to Charles and Theresa Mandl O'Brien and had lived in Pueblo since 1934. Dorothy retired from the U.S. Postal Service after many years as a rural mail carrier on the St. Charles Mesa. She was a member of the Vineland United Methodist Church where she was active in the Women's Club. Dorothy was a member of Pueblo Chapter No. 7, Order of Eastern Star and the Historical Society, she supported and enjoyed the Chorale Singers. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Alexander West Mayhugh and Dale W. Wells. Dorothy is survived by her children, Coralee (Hugh) Dunbar, Virginia (Gene) Rice, Maryleen (Steve) Golden, Shirley (Tom) Alvis, Dale Warner Wells; a sister, Mazie Gabarde; her grandchildren, Pam (Richard) Smart, Bryan Dunbar, Derek Dunbar, Gary (Paula) Rice, Julie Rice, Christopher Wells, Bryan Alvis, Derek Alvis, Gina Golden, Nickolas Golden and Alex Golden; and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2001, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Wells, Emma B.
Emma B. Wells – Pueblo Chieftain – December 22, 1907 – Died, Saturday, December 21, 1907, at the residence, 1336 Pine Street, Emma B. Wells, age 2 years. The funeral will be held from the United Brethren church, Pine Street and west Northern Avenue this afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Wells, Fern M.
Fern M. Wells - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2004 - Fern M. Wells, 91, passed away on Jan. 19, 2004. She is survived by her two sons, Ronald Balint of Cassel, Calif., and Jerry Balint of Jackson, Wyo.; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; and her two sisters, Leta Eiben and Gertrude Colvin, both of Pueblo. A memorial service will be held in her honor at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at Accolade Living Center, 2430 Oakshire Lane.

Wells, George M.
George M. Wells – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – April 11, 1874 – Mr. George W. Wells, late assistant cashier of the First National Bank of Denver, died suddenly on Thursday evening of Congestion of the lungs.

Wells, Helen Deloris
Helen Deloris Wells - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 1986 - Helen Deloris Wells, Pueblo resident since 1982, passed away unexpectedly May 26, 1986. Survivors include a daughter, Lenora (Marvin) Nezvensky, Pueblo; and a son, Eugenne (Peggy) Langmacher of Commerce City. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Assembly of God Church in Alliance, Neb. The interment will be in the Alliance Cemetery.

Wells, Lankford Sr.
Lankford Wells Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1986 - Elder Lankford Wells Sr. of Denver and formerly of Pueblo passed away Aug. 8, 1986, at the Hospice of St. John, Lakewood. He was born Oct. 1, 1905, in Webber Falls, Okla., to Dock and Aileen Wells and was the eldest of eight children. He married Lillie O. Mitchell on Aug. 15, 1940. Elder Wells served as the State Youth Hospitality President of the Churches of God in Christ. In 1967, he served as pastor of the Evangelist Church of God in Christ in Pueblo. He also was appointed state president of the Young People's Willing Workers. Survived by his wife; two sons, Lankford Jr. and Robert Harold Wells, both of Denver; two daughters, Marguerite London of Denver and Janice Edmonds, Detroit, Mich.; 11 grandchildren and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Service, 10 a.m. Saturday, All Nations Pentecostal Church of God in Christ, Jamaica, and Montview, Aurora. Interment, Hampden Memorial Gardens.

Wells, Leonard W.
Leonard W. Wells - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 2002 - Leonard W. Wells, 85, passed away Nov. 29, 2002. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mabel, June 21, 2002. He is survived by his son, Gary L. (Sue Anna) of Ruidoso, N.M.; and grandsons, Lance and Brett Wells, both of Denver. Mr. Wells retired as a Pueblo bus driver and later retired from the Wells Real Estate Agency in 1984. Mr. Wells was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served 31 months in the Pacific Theater. Visitation, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Central Christian Church. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Christian Church.

Wells, Lisa Renee
Lisa Renee Wells - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2002 - Age 27, departed this life Jan. 29, 2002. Born Jan. 25, 1975, in Upland, Calif., she moved to Pueblo eight years ago. Preceded in death by grandparents, John and Hope Reed. Survived by husband, Hugh S. Wells Jr.; three brothers, Steven Evans and Jeffery and Matthew Nechvil; parents, Harold and Cheryl (Reed) Evans, all of Phoenix, Ariz.; mother-in-law, Joyce Wells; father-in-law, Hugh S. (Sherry) Wells Sr.; sister-in-law, Adrienne Gerrald Mohammad; brother-in-law, Kevin Wells; stepson, Verlon Smith; and other relatives and friends, including Jeannie Patterson. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, the Rev. Kenneth Washington officiating. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at 1019 Elm St.

Wells, Mabel Marie
Mabel Marie Wells - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2002 - Mabel Marie Wells, 84, passed away June 21, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo., surrounded by family and loved ones. She is preceded by her parents, Charles and Hattie Larson, and brother, Fred. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Leonard W. Wells; and only son, Gary L. Wells; and his wife, Sue Anna, of Ruidoso, N.M.; as well as their two children, Lance of New York City, and Brett of Denver, Colo.; and sister, Ethel Browser of Pueblo. Mabel was born in Rye, Colo., on a small farm in the mountains. She spent her childhood chasing cattle and finding arrowheads. She started skiing before skiing was popular, and was known to herd the family's cattle while on skis. She moved to Pueblo in search of a better education, where she met her husband-to-be. They married in August, 1941, and settled into a life here in Pueblo. She began a career at the U.S. Post Office and later became a real estate broker, and worked until her retirement. She and Leonard enjoyed traveling. They visited their son at his home in Hawaii, took cruises to Alaska, Europe, and the Caribbean. Mabel kept busy at home by being active with the Columbine Club as the treasurer and attended many dinner dates with friends. She was a world-class grandma, and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She also loved to garden. She will be sadly missed by all of those who love her. Visitation will be held noon to 5 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2002, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, at the Central Christian Church, Pastor David Chambers officiating, with entombment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make any donation to Central Christian Church.

Wells, Mamie M.
Mrs. Mamie M. Wells – Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 1962 - Mrs. Mamie M. Wells, late of 605 Acero, and a Pueblo resident for 69 years, passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Sept. 16 following an illness of several months. Member of Temple Baptist Church. Mrs. Wells was preceded in death by her son, Robert W. Swartz, July 13, 1957. Survived by four children. Mrs. Gladys (Sammy) Bell and Harold Lane, both of Pueblo; Mrs. Ruth Dicino of the family residence, and Mrs. Thelma McBride, Pasadena, Tex. One sister, Mrs. W. H. Baker, Colorado Springs, 11 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren also survive. Announcements later. Family may be contacted at 605 Acero. Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 1962 -Services, Our Chapel, Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Claude Young, pastor, Temple Baptist Church, officiating. Interment Roselawn. The family may be contacted at 605 Acero.

Wells, Mark, Sr.
Mark Wells, Sr. - Huerfano Journal - October 02, 2008 - Mark V. Wells, Sr., 90 - Mark Wells of Walsenburg passed away in La Veta on Sept. 25, 2008. He was born on May 15, 1918. Mark was born in Rouse, Colorado to parents Mary Ellen Weston (Johnny Weston) and William Wells. He was raised east of Walsenburg on a ranch in Turkey Creek. He attended the Turkey Creek School until 8th grade and then went to work for Harry Capps. While working for Harry he lived in a cow camp south of Walsenburg breaking horses, working cattle drives and round ups with his dear friend Harry Willis. When he left there he worked for the Hatchett Cattle Company breaking horses and playing cowboy. Mark spent four years after that in the United States Army in Alaska and Germany serving in WWII. He married Ofelia Ward of La Veta and they made their home on the Wells Ranch east of Walsenburg. While raising cattle on the ranch he also drove school bus for 30 years for Huerfano Re-1 school district. He was an avid wood carver and started carving at the age of six or seven years old. He also loved to paint with his oil paints on canvas. He has won numerous awards and has been featured in many magazines for his wood carving accomplishments. Mark is preceded in death by his parents, brother Clifford and his loving wife Ofelia Wells. Mark is survived by his children Merle Wells and wife Tonya of La Veta, Mary Norby and husband Ken of Walsenburg, Toni Blomenkamp and her husband Mike of Broadwater, NE and Mark Hearten. He is also survived by his grandchildren Alex, Zachary, Allan, Dustin, Camlin, Calveigh, Steven, Garrett (G-Man), Stephanie, Tonya, Trey and Trevor. Mark is also survived by very special friends Nancy Garcia and Henry Estrada and Nancy's children Jesse and Joshua who were also grandchildren to him. A memorial service will be held at 10 am on Thurs. Oct. 2, 2008 at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home located at 115 E. 5th Street, Walsenburg with graveside services at the Wells ranch. A reception will follow at the Eagles Hall on Main Street, immediately following the graveside services. Viewing Wed. Oct. 1, 2008 from 5 pm to 8 pm at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home. Mark will be missed, dearly, by his friends and family.

Wells, Stephanie
Stephanie Wells - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2005 - Stephanie Wells, 84, born April 29, 1921, passed away Dec. 20, 2005. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Frank. Survived by her sister, Rose Volk; brother, William Zele, California; and numerous nieces and nephews. At her request, a graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Mountain View Cemetery.

Welsby, Erven O.
Erven O. Welsby - Rocky Mountain News - February 19, 1994 - Erven O. "Bud" Welsby, 68, of Arvada died Jan. 31 at home. Services were Feb. 3 at Arvada Elks. The body was cremated. Interment was in Crown Hill Cemetery. Mr. Welsby was born July 31, 1925, in Walsenburg. He married Helen Worley June 1, 1986, in Reno, Nev. He was a former owner and operator of a barbershop and a retired postal worker. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Albert, Mark and Chris, all of Arvada; one stepdaughter, Judy Barton of Boulder; one stepson, Steve Donegan of Fort Hood, Texas; one brother, William; one sister, Helen Yingling, both of Colorado Springs; and two grandchildren.

Welsby, George
George Welsby - Huerfano World - November 22, 1990 - George Welsby, 85, of La Veta, died Friday, Nov. 16, 1990, in Huerfano County Medical Center where he had been a patient. Born Oct. 13, 1905, in Aguilar to William and Annie Brown Welsby, he was raised in the Huerfano County area. Mr. Welsby married the former Lena Baione in June of 1930. They celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary in June. Mr. Welsby managed a cheese factory in La Veta, worked at the La Veta Sawmill and did various jobs with the Colorado State Highway Department. Survivors include his wife, Lena, of the family home; two sons, John E. Welsby, Pueblo and George R. Welsby, Boulder; a sister, Delia Rutherford Albuquerque, NM; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service was Monday in La Veta Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Welsby, Lena Katherine
Lena Katherine Baione Welsby - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 1998 - Lena Katherine Baione Welsby, 94, of La Veta, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998. Survived by two sons, John (Louise) Welsby, Pueblo, and George (Margaret) Welsby, Boulder- a brother, Kelly Baione, Arizona- grandchildren, Jason (Jennifer) Stephanie, Scott, Lisa and Steven Welsby- a great-granddaughter, Christina Welsby- and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at the La Veta Cemetery with Pastor Jack Brown officiating. Interment, La Veta Cemetery. Huerfano World - February 5, 1998 - Lena Katherine Baione Welsby, 94, of La Veta died Jan. 28, 1998 in the Life Care Center in Pueblo. Born Dec. 24, 1903 in Maitland to Ettore and Delfina Vercellino Baione, she married George Welsby in 1930 and was a member of First Baptist Church in La Veta. Survivors include two sons, John Welsby, Pueblo and George Welsby, Boulder; a brother, Kelly Baione, Arizona; five grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, nieces and nephews. Graveside service was in the La Veta Cemetery.

Welsby, Matthew
Matthew Welsby - Huerfano World - October 3, 1991 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1923: Matthew Welsby, 53, died of typhoid fever this morning.

Welsby, William
William Welsby - World Independent – May 15, 1938 - Funeral Tuesday For Wm. Welsby Who Died Sunday - Funeral services for William Welsby will be held Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. at the Unfug-Peet chapel. Mr. Welsby passed away Sunday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Miss Millie Welsby, 115 East 9th St., at the age of 73. He was born in Bethlehem, Penn., and came to Walsenburg at the age of 18. He had spent his life in Huerfano County, working in coal mines and later as a grocery clerk. Besides Miss Millie Welsby, he is survived by four other daughters: Mrs. Nick Melonas of La Veta, Mrs. S.A. Fitspatrick, Los Angeles, Mrs. Grace Potter, Denver, and Mrs. George Rutherford of Albuquerque. He is also survived by five sons: Albert, George and William of Walsenburg, Vincent of Albuquerque, and Milton of La Veta. One brother, John of Walsenburg and two sisters are left to mourn his death. The Rev. J.M. Perry will officiate at the funeral and burial will be in the Masonic cemetery.

Welsch, John J.
John J. Welsch - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2001 - John J. Welsch, age 103, passed away Oct. 9, 2001. Preceded in death by his first wife, Verda Wheeler Welsch in 1971; second wife, Harriett Douglass Welsch in 1980; three brothers and three sisters. He is survived by sister-in-law, Flossie Welsch; stepchildren, Raymond (Donna) Wheeler, Charlotte (Bill) Carara and Joe (Jeanie) Douglass, as well as several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. John lived in Pueblo until 1953 at which time he moved to Alamosa. He returned to Pueblo in 1972. John was well known in both communities as a roofing contractor. He served in the armed services for three years during World War II. Graveside inurnment, 2 p.m. Monday, Alamosa Municipal Cemetery.

Welsh, Marie A.
Marie A. Welsh - Pueblo Chieftain - December 3, 1987 - Marie A. Welsh, Denver, died Dec. 1, 1987. Mother of Ruth Van Horn, Denver, and Betty M. Gordon, Pueblo. Survived also by four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass, 10:30 a.m. Friday at Notre Dame Catholic Church, Denver. Family suggests contributions to the Wilderness on Wheels Foundation, 1136 S. Taos Way, Denver, Colo. 80223.

Welsh, Richard J.
Richard J. Welsh - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 1998 - Richard J. Welsh, 84, of Pueblo, died Oct. 23, 1998. Predeceased by his wife, Emma E., in 1969- and a son, William- and a brother, Bill. Survived by children, Charles (Sharon) Welsh of Seattle, Wash., Robert Welsh of Arvada, Ronald (Dianne) Welsh of Tulsa, Okla., Joyce Toohey and Bettye (Dusty) Boley, both of San Diego, Calif. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren- a sister, Pauline (Reed) Elarton of Canon City- and a brother, Frank (Wanda) Welsh of Houston, Texas. Lived in eastern Colorado, Westcliffe and moved to Pueblo in 1951, where he worked as a crane operator at CF&I, retiring in 1976. He was an avid fisherman. Viewing, 8-11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Wilson-Andrews Chapel. Funeral service, noon Tuesday, Oct. 27, Wilson-Andrews Chapel. Interment, Lakeside Cemetery. Those wishing may make contributions to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Pueblo.

Welte, Frances Ruth
Frances Ruth McKale Welte - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 2004 - Frances Ruth McKale Welte departed this life Feb. 2, 2004. Predeceased by her parents, Teresa and George McKale; husband, Ralph J. Welte; daughter, Theresa Ruth Welte; and brothers, Clyde and Robert McKale. Survived by her children, Joseph (Linda) Welte, Anne (Ed) Henne and Thomas (Nanci) Welte; grandchildren, Mark (Jennifer) Welte, Matt (Maggie) Welte, John (Emily) Welte, Paul (Jennifer Doran) Welte, Julie Welte, Jimmy Welte and Lauren (Tim) Davis Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Claire and Ella Davis. Also survived by her brothers, Thomas (Peggy) McKale and Vernon (Victoria) McKale; sisters-in-law, Jane McKale and Evelyn (John) Ranous; and numerous nieces and nephews. Frances was born in Morris, Okla., on Jan. 29, 1916, and grew up in Garnett, Kan. She graduated from Emporia State Teachers College and taught school for three years in Hayden, Colo. She moved to Denver, attending graduate school at CU and DU. Frances did social work and adoptions for the Catholic Social Services, (now Catholic Charities). She moved to Pueblo to become the director of Catholic Social Services. In 1948, she married Ralph J. Welte. She was active in Lambda Alpha Lambda, St. Anne's Circle, St. Pius X Altar Society, St. Pius X Home and School Society, Greenbacks, Kiwanis Bridge, and Roncalli/Seton Home and School and the Marianist Affiliates, Pueblo Historical Society, Pueblo Knife and Fork Club and the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary No. 557. Frances established a brick museum at Summit Brick and Tile Co. and was active in the International Brick Collector's Association. She was an accomplished bridge player and loved playing bridge with her many friends. Frances and her husband, Ralph, were active in supporting education through their involvement with Pueblo Community College, CSU-Pueblo, College of Santa Fe, University of Notre Dame, St. John Neumann Catholic School and the Marianist Affiliates. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, and Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Saturday; both services at St. Pius X Church. Family will greet friends at church after the rosary and immediately after the Mass. Interment, 2 p.m. Saturday, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may contribute to St. Pius X Renovation Fund, St. John Neumann Catholic School or to the charity of your choice in care of the funeral home office.

Welty, Stephen A.
Stephen A. Welty - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 26, 1930 - Stephen A. Welty Killed in Pueblo - Former Springs Electrician Whirled to Death in Crane at Plant - Stephen A. Welty, 42 of Pueblo, for 19 years a resident of Colorado Springs, died shortly before midnight Saturday night in a Pueblo hospital from injuries received Saturday afternoon while he was at work in the plant of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company. A safety belt which he was wearing when injured caught in the shaft of a moving crane, causing him to be violently whirled and crushed. Fellow workmen halted the crane as quickly as possible, but Welty was so greatly mangled that little hope was held out for his recovery. When residing in Colorado Springs he was employed for nine years by the city light department. He was an electrician. Surviving him are his wife and six children. Two sons, Miles and Roy Welty, live in Colorado Springs. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning in the Davis chapel, Pueblo, and burial will be in Evergreen cemetery here at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.

Wendland, Wilma Ruth
Wilma Ruth (Owens) Wendland – Pueblo Chieftain - July 7, 2009 – Wilma Ruth (Owens) Wendland , 77, of Pueblo Colo., died Saturday, July 4, 2009, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo. She was born on Feb. 8, 1932, in Ozark, Ark., to the late James and Mary Frances (O'Brien) Owens. She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Raymond, Thomas, and Herbert Owens. Survivors include her husband, Wilbur E. Wendland of the home; daughters, Rosemary (Richard) Biancardi of Calabash, N.C., Jennifer (Matthew) Foreman; and her beloved grandson, Lucas Foreman, who was "her boy," all of Pueblo West, Colo. Also survived by sisters, Rosemary (Norman) Chapman of Fort Smith, Ark., and Margaret Datesman of Rogers, Ark.; sisters-in-law, Pauline Owens of Ozark, Delores (Arlie) Archer of McDonald, Kan., and Phyllis Belau of Imperial, Neb.; numerous nieces and nephews. Wilma graduated from Ozark High School in 1950, and the College of the Ozarks in Clarksville. She taught school in Arkansas, Washington State, and Pueblo County, Colo. She also worked for Child Welfare, Department of Social Services in Pueblo, Colo. She enjoyed reading, going to the library, working puzzles, traveling and going to Cripple Creek. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center and the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center for their care and support. Cremation was under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Pueblo, CO 81004. There will be no services. Interment at Imperial Gardens, Pueblo, Colo.

Wenka, Joseph
Joseph Wenka - Brandon Bell - August 7, 1914 - Train Kills Roundhouse Helper - Pueblo - Joseph Wenka, 17, a helper employed at the Missouri Pacific roundhouse here, was killed while riding on a train in the yards. Wenka was clinging to the ladder on the side of a car when he either lost his hold or was knocked off by coming in contact with the scale house. He fell under the wheels.

Wennerberg, Billy A.
Billy A. Wennerberg - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2000 - Billy A. Wennerberg, 59, passed away June 13, 2000. Survived by his wife, Susan K. Wennerberg of the family home; children, Tammy Hall, Wade Wennerberg, both of Nevada, and Jenny Thomason of Pueblo; grandchildren, Timothy Hall, Brian Thomason and Jamie Thomason. Born Sept. 26,1940, to Arthur E. and Ruby M. (nee Bowman) Wennerberg in Oxnard, Calif. Billy was a painting contractor and a member of Painting and Decorating of America. At his request there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2000, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Father Ron Roche officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Wennerlund, Irving F.
Irving F. Wennerlund - Pueblo Chieftain - November 3, 1987 - Irving F. Wennerlund, passed away Oct. 31, 1987, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Denver. He was born Jan. 4, 1912, in Duluth, Minn., and is survived by his loving wife, Millie E. Wennerlund, and his loving dog, Rocky. Survivors are David (Linnie) Wennerlund, Judy (David) Williamson. Stepchildren James (Susan) Askey Jr., Kathy (Mel) Nix, Judy Struck, and several grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with Father Robert Schelling of the Ascension Episcopal Church officiating. The entombment will be in the Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the National Kidney Foundation, through the funeral home office. Reception will be held at Imperial's reception hall following the entombment.

Wentenhall, Gladys
Gladys Wentenhall - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - June 14, 1918 - Mrs. Hans Aspaas received word from Wm. Wentenhall, of Pueblo, that their daughter, Gladys, twelve years old, died June 5 of diphtheria. The Wentenhalls are former residents of Ignacio, and at one time conducted the Commercial Hotel. Mr. Wentenhall was also an employ at the Agency. Their many friends in Ignacio regret to learn of their bereavement and extend to them their heartfelt sympathy. (See also Wetenhall)

Wentworth, Harry L.
Harry L. Wentworth - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 1999 - Harry L. Wentworth, 86, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 21, 1999. He was born May 18, 1913, in Bentonville, Ark., to Harry and Lennie (Cox) Wentworth. He married Arloine Williams on July 25, 1938, in Alva, Okla. He is survived by his wife, of the Swink home; daughters, Carol (Jim) Harris of Swink, Charlene (Pat) Richardson and Janice Spain of Pueblo, Brenda (Randy) Igou of La Junta and JoAnn Blunkall of Paonia, Colo. He was preceded in death by a sister and two grandsons, Scott Igou and Ricky Spain. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at Peacock Memorial Chapel in La Junta with Pat Richardson of the Pueblo Church of Christ officiating. Interment at Fairview Cemetery in La Junta. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at the funeral home.

Wentworth, Jo Ann C.
Mrs. Jo Ann C. Mattarocci Wentworth - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 1976 - Mrs. Jo Ann C. Mattarocci Wentworth, Denver resident past 23 years, late of 180 Grant Way, Denver, passed away Colorado General Hospital June 11, 1976. Born and reared on St. Charles Mesa, Mrs. Wentworth graduated from Pleasant View High School. Preceded in death by her parents, Frank Mattarocci, February 1972, and Mrs. Hope Latronica Mattarocci, May 1975. Member, Holy Cross Parish. Survivors include her husband, Clarence W. Wentworth; three children, Mrs. Michelle J. Reser, Michael C. Wentworth and Greg F. Wentworth, all of the family home; three brothers, Gene M. Mattarocci, Pueblo, Frank M. Mattarocci Jr., San Diego, Calif., and Ray Mattarocci, Pueblo, and the following aunts and uncles: Miss Toni Latronica, Vito Latronica, Mrs. Julie Gochie, Rocky Latronica, Peter Latronica, and Mrs. Helen Piastro, all of Pueblo. Two grandchildren, Kristi Reser and Reno Reser, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, also survive. Rosary recitation 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Highland Memorial Gardens Chapel, 300 E. 104th, Northglenn, Colo. Mass of the Resurrection 10 a.m. Holy Cross Church, Thornton, Colo. Interment, Highland Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Wenzel, Harry L.
Harry L. Wenzel - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 1999 - Harry L. Wenzel passed away March 4, 1999, in Pueblo. Harry was born June 16, 1918, in Grady County, Okla., and had lived in Pueblo since 1976. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II and a lifetime member of Local 416, California's Structural Ironworkers Union. Harry's career was reinforcing rebar for California's infrastructure of highways, bridges, institutions and skyscrapers as a general superintendent at Soule Steel Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Amelia Wenzel- his loving wife, Mildred- son, H.D.- and two brothers. Among his survivors are his son, Harry (Terri) Wenzel of Pueblo- daughter, Beverly Groom White of California- grandchildren, Ashley Wenzel of Pueblo, Jeff (Sylvia) Groom of California, Michael Groom of California- great-grandson, Jared Groom of California- as well as many good friends including, Bob and Marie, Dave and Chrissy- his hobby pal, Rex- and fishing buddy, Del. There will be no viewing. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in Block 59 of the Roselawn Cemetery with Pastor Dan Lyons officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers and asks that donations in memory of Harry be made to ACOVA through the mortuary.

Wenzel, Mildred R.
Mildred R. Wenzel - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 1986 - Mildred R. Wenzel, late of 24936 E. Hanley Road, died Sept. 10, 1986. She is survived by her husband, Harry L Wenzel, and son, Harry A. (Terese E.) Wenzel of Pueblo. A granddaughter, Ashley Wenzel, and her mother, Olga Bradley of Pueblo, also survive. Private graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday at Roselawn Cemetery, with Pastor Daniel C. Lyons of Grace Community Bible Church officiating. Family will receive friends at 24936 E. Hanley Road.

Wenzl, Mary Helen
Mary Helen Wenzl - Arizona Republic - July 25, 2004 - Phoenix, AZ - Mary Helen Wenzl, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2004. She was born on December 27, 1912, in Trinidad, Colorado, and was preceded in death by her loving husband Philip, their son Gerald, brother Charles, and sister Geneva. She is survived by her son, Robert Wenzl and wife Sandra, daughters, Sheila Andrews, Phyllis McHatton and her husband John, Sister-in-Law Margaret Frakes, twelve grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and a host of extended family and wonderful friends. Mary Helen Fox married Philip Wenzl on August 7, 1931, in Valley Falls, Kansas. They raised their family in Clovis, New Mexico, Sweetwater, Texas, and Eugene, Oregon. She worked with Visiting Nurse Services until she retired. Mary Helen was a devout Catholic, actively involved in family, and community. She served as Vice President of the Resident Board of Directors of J. C. Lincoln Senior Apartments, where she resided the past four years. She will be missed and lovingly remembered by many. Rosary will be at 9:30 a.m. and Memorial Mass at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, July 28, at Joseph's Catholic Church, 11001 N. 40th Street.

Werbich, Catherine
Catherine Werbich - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 2004 - Catherine Werbich entered into rest on Dec. 6, 2004 at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Alphonse Werbich for 17 years; loving mother of Margaret (the late Chuck) Mueller and Mildred (Albert) Nogare; adored grandmother of Charles, Albert, John, Cathy, Leona, Robert & Tammy and the great grandmother of Brandon, Jessie, Rachel, Nickolas, Joey, Kenny, Steven, Alicia, Autumn, Alanna, Kyle and Tyler; sister of Michael (Josephine) Lisac. She leaves many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Active in anything she did, "petal to the metal grandma". The bingo and slot machine "Queen". Friends may visit after 10am, Fri., Dec. 10, Garden Chapel, 885 El Camino Real, So. San Francisco, where a Vigil Service will be offered at 11am. Committal private.

Werden, Clinton A.
Clinton A. Werden - Rocky Mountain News – June 11, 1911 - Clinton A. Werden died at Pueblo, Colo., June 10, notice later. Rocky Mountain News – June 12, 1911 – Funeral Notice - today at 2 p.m., from Martin's, services in charge of Denver Lodge of Elks, will meet at the lodge rooms, not later than 1:30 p.m. Rocky Mountain News – December 4, 1911, Page 2 - Elks Memorial News Article - is included along with 18 other members who died in 1911.

Werick, Santos B.
Santos B. Werick - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 1999 - Santos B. Werick, 72, died July 29, 1999, at his La Junta home. Vigil service,6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2. Both services at the La Junta Catholic Church. Those wishing to do so may make memorial donations to the La Junta Catholic Church, 202 Lincoln Ave., La Junta, Colo.,81050, direct or through the funeral home.

Werner, Dorothy L.
Dorothy L. Werner - La Veta Signature - May 30, 1991 - Mrs. Dorothy L. Werner, 90, of Colorado Springs, formerly of La Veta, died early Thursday morning, May 23, at Pikes Peak Manor Nursing Home where she had been in residence since March 1990. Mrs. Werner was born at Turbotville, PA on April 30, 1902 to Robert and Winifred Schooley Hamilton. The Hamilton family had lived in Nebraska, later coming to Hayden, CO and other communities in Routt County. Having married Adolph Werner, the couple lived in La Veta many years. Mrs. Werner went to Colorado Springs in 1989 to be near her son, Wendell Werner. Mrs. Werner had lived in Denver about nine years in the early 1950's and until 1963 when she returned to La Veta. She had been employed by Writer's Manor and other places during those nine years. Mrs. Werner is survived by two sons, Robert (Mabel) Werner, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and Wendell (Jerrilyn) Werner, Colorado Springs, 3 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Adolph; a daughter Josephine; a sister, Phyllis Moore; and two brothers, Owen and Carl Hamilton. Funeral services were held 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 28 at Boies Almont Memorial Chapel with Pastor Ralph Hollenbeck officiating. Interment Wednesday at the Hayden Cemetery at Hayden, CO. Boies Almont is in charge of the arrangements.

Werner, Regan V.
Regan V. Werner - Pueblo Chieftain - April 07, 2002 - Age 81, passed away April 4, 2002. He is preceded in death by his parents, Myrtle Jane and Clarence Alfred Werner. Survived by his brother, Dr. Ronald C. (Judy) Werner of Sandwich, Mass.; sister, Joy Tente of Colorado Springs; niece, Christa Salaz of Pueblo ; nephews, Samuel (Marilyn) Wilgus Jr. and Brian A. (Debbie) Wilgus, both of Colorado Springs; and Ronald C. Werner of Norton, Mass.; and his special cousin, Lucille DeVries of Pueblo. He is also survived by special friends, Marge Werner of Norton, Mass., and Elizabeth (Ted) Snyder of Pueblo. Mr. Werner was a past member of Mensa. He held a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of North Dakota, and a master of fine arts degree from the University of Colorado. Mr. Werner was a professor at Rosary Hill College in Buffalo, N.Y., and at North Texas State in Beaumont, Texas. At his request, cremation with a memorial service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Wernsman, Adam Robert
Adam Robert Wernsman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2005 - Adam Robert Wernsman born on Dec. 16, 1983 in Sterling, Colo. passed away Jan. 11, 2005 in Haxtun, Colo. Mass of the Christian Burial will be Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at the Haxtun High School Gymnasium with Father Dan Zimmerschied officiating. Adam graduated Haxtun high school and attended one year of school at the University of Wyoming. Adam is survived by his parents Paul and Kathryn Wernsman of Haxtun, sister Haley Edwards and brother Andrew of Haxtun. Grandparents Robert L. & Gertrude Freeman and Julius & Mildred Wernsman of Haxtun. Uncles & Aunts Eddie & Karen Carleo, Don & Theresa Freeman, Kris Taylor, Fred & Debbie Stricklin, Dave Wernsman, Charles & Gayle Wernsman, Steve Wernsman, Tom & Kay Wersman, Ben & Lisa Wernsman, Tony & Carol Wernsman, Ed & Bridgette Wernsman & Mark Wernsman. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Adam Wernsman Memorial Fund C/O Fleming Bank, P.O. Box 408, Fleming, CO 80728. Gerk Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wersich, Wilburn William
Wilburn William Wersich - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 1987 - Wilburn William Wersich, 66, of Monument, formerly of Pueblo, May 15. Swan-Law, Colorado Springs.

Wertheimer, Sigmond
Sigmond "Jacob" Wertheimer – Steamboat Pilot – February 10, 1915 – Died At Insane Asylum – Sigmond, always known in Steamboat as "Jacob," Wertheimer, sent to the asylum from this place about five years ago, died Monday at that institution. His wife lives in Washington state. As she was not able to come to Colorado at this time she wired her brother, Vint (?) Booco, who left this morning for Pueblo to superintend the burial. Mr. Wertheimer was a prospector and created considerable excitement here at one time by finding ore on the range east of town which ran into fabulous figures. He never was able to return to the place, although he and others searched for it diligently for months.

Wertin, Mary Beth
Mary Beth Wertin – The Lamar Daily News – June 30, 2004 - Services are pending for Mary Beth Wertin, 51, lifelong Lamar resident. Mrs. Wertin died June 27, 2004 near Walsenburg, Co. as the result of an automobile accident. She was born Nov. 1, 1952 in Lamar. Peacock Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Wertz, Aurelia Juanita
Aurelia Juanita Wertz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2001 - Aurelia Juanita Wertz, 92, longtime Hasty-McClave area resident, died April 4, 2001, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2001, at the Dunkard Brethren Church of McClave. Interment will follow in the McClave Cemetery. Family requests memorial to the Ark-Valley Hospice Organization.

Wertz, Richard J.
Richard J. Wertz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 1998 - Richard J. Wertz, 80, of McClave passed away Oct. 8, 1998. Graveside funeral services, 4 p.m. today at the McClave Cemetery. Visitation from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Peacock-Wood Chapel.

Wesin, Joseph L.A.
Joseph L.A. "Jack" Wesin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1987 - Joseph L.A. "Jack" Wesin, born Oct. 27, 1893, passed away Dec. 8, 1987. Mr. Wesin was the owner and manager of Star Grocery for 55 years. He was the last survivor of the founders of the Associated Grocers of Colorado (A.G. Stores), which was founded in 1936. He was a veteran of WW I, a member of American Legion for 53 years and Last Squad Club Post 2. Mr. Wesin was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Selma M. Wesin, in 1983. Survivors include a nephew, Norman Wesin, West Salem, Ill.; four nieces, Martha (Dr. Ruff) Jones, Cut Bank, Mont., Ernestine (Ralph) Evans, Encino, Calif., Ruth (Robert) Finch, Hemet, Calif., and Judy Spice, Gainesville, Mo.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mountain View Cemetery, with the Rev. Earleen Cornell of Divine Science Church of Pueblo officiating. The family may be contacted at the home of Lillian Klamm, 811 W. 17th, where the Wesins made their home until their deaths.

Wesler, Leslie L.
Leslie L. Wesler – Pueblo Chieftain – February 2, 1956 – Leslie L. Wesler of 2211 Spruce, died Jan. 31.  Husband of Mrs. Marjorie I. Wesler.  Father of Gordon and Gary Wesler, Pueblo.  Brother of Harold Wesler, Pueblo.  Survived also by two grandchildren.  Services Friday 2 p.m.  Funeral Home Chapel.  Valhalla.

West, Apolonio
Apolonio West - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 1987 - Apolonio West, May 31, 1987. Husband of Mrs. Lucy Frances West. Father of Tommy Lee (Theresa) West, Floyd (Elsie) West and Madeline Duran, all of Colorado Springs; Cordie (Frank) Hernandez, Pueblo; Lloyd (Brenda) West, Lily (Elfido) Trujillo and Ernestine (Ivan) Griego, all of Walsenburg. Survived also by 31 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Services, 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday, Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, will be conducted by Pastor Enoch Martinez. Interment, Masonic Cemetery.

West, Cheryl Lynn
Cheryl Lynn West - Caρon City Daily Record - June 14, 2006 - Cheryl Lynn West 49, died June 4, 2006, in Caρon City. She was born March 10, 1957, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Vance and Charlene Brazile. She married Whitman West on January 7, 1983, in Trinidad. She was a member of the Divine Science Church and the VFW Auxiliary. She is survived by husband Whitman West; children Kelly West and Kathy (Kevin) Mitchell; mother Charlene Brazile; granddaughters Sydney and Gwen Mitchell; brothers Mike Brazile, William Brazile and Robert Brazile; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by father Vance Brazile. Memorial service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 24, 2006, at Divine Science Church at 115 E. Routt Ave., Pueblo with the Rev. Earlene Cornell officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the American Pain Foundation through the funeral home office. Arrangements were handled through Holt Family Funeral Home.

West, Edward
Edward West - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - January 10, 1913 - The will of Edward West, who died suddenly in Trinidad, was filed in County Court and the value of the estate is placed at $2,00,000 [sic].

West, Everett F.
Everett F. West - Pueblo Chieftain - September 7, 1988 - Everett F. West passed away at a local hospital, Sept. 5, 1988. Survived by his wife, Genevieve West; son, Robert (Rhonde) West, both of Pueblo; brother, Steve West; and numerous grandchildren. Preceded in death by his first wife, Helen E. West on Feb. 20, 1975, and son, Ronald G. West, on Nov. 22, 1977. He was born May 29, 1907, in Silver Cliff, Colo., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring from the Pueblo Depot Activity. Member of the First United Methodist Church. He loved photography and fishing as his hobbies. Service, 10 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court, with the Rev. Edward W. Paup, officiating. Interment will follow at Monte Vista Cemetery in Monte Vista.

West, Frank
Frank West - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - March 15, 1918 - Posses are continuing the search of the country miles about Dihi in the hope of effecting the capture of Ricardo Lucero, the Mexican sheep herder, who stabbed to death Frank West, a prominent resident of Trinidad.

West, Frank P.
Frank P. West - Pueblo Chieftain - Nov. 16, 1959 - Frank P. West, late of 1325 Claremont, Nov. 15. Father of Everett F. West, Pueblo, and Stephen West, Burlington Wis. Grandfather of five; great-grandfather of one. Brother of the Misses Margaret and Harriet West, both of San Fernando, Calif., and George West, Guffey. An employe of the Southern Colorado Power Co. since coming to Pueblo 42 years ago until retiring in 1953. Member of the Northern Avenue Methodist church. His wife, Annetta West, died in 1958. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Davis Mortuary Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Robert Windsor officiating. To Roselawn. The body will lie in state Tuesday.

West, George F.
George West – Durango Democrat – December 31, 1901 – Mayor George West of Pueblo is Dead – Pueblo, Colo., Dec. 30 – Mayor George West died tonight, aged 48, after a long illness from a complication of diseases which brought on quick consumption. He leaves a family. He was serving his second term as mayor here, having been elected by the Democrats. Wray Rattler - January 04, 1902 - George F. West, mayor of Pueblo, died December 30th, after an illness of several weeks. Mayor West was born in Kentucky and came to Colorado in 1880, being forty-eight years of age at the time of his death.

West, Helen E.
Mrs. Helen E. West - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 1975 - Mrs. Helen E. West of 2524 Seventh Ave., passed away in a local hospital Sunday, Feb. 9. She was the wife of Everett F. West of the family home, and mother of Robert E. West, Pueblo, and Ronald G. West, West Chester, Pa. She was the sister of Miss Maryanne Eagle, Denver. She had three grandchildren. Mrs. West was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and was active with the United Methodist Women. She had taught in both Pueblo School Districts, 60 and 70, and had been a resident of Pueblo since 1942. Funeral services will be held from the First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court at 10 a.m. Wednesday. She will then be taken to Monte Vista, Colo., for interment. By the family's request, the casket will be closed.

West, Inez L.
Inez L. West - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 2001 - Inez L. West passed away May 4, 2001, in Pueblo. Inez was born Aug. 11, 1909, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Frank and Sibyl Keirsey and had been a Pueblo resident since 1990. She will be remembered for her sweet and gentle nature and her love for her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James M. West; her son, Mark West; and her sister, Janette Willet. Her survivors include her daughter, Sibyl (Mike) Guagliardo; sisters, Bess Sinio and Laura Lewis; her four grandchildren, Terrie (Wes Schoby) Alcon, Mike (Nicci) Guagliardo, Jason Guagliardo and Anna Guagliardo; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 7, 2001, in the Imperial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 731 W. Pitkin following the services. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Center of Inner Peace Building Fund through the mortuary. The family expresses special thanks to Edith, Lori, Debbie and all the staff at Station 3 at the Life Care Center, the employees at Southside King Soopers and to her friends at the Park Central Apartments.

West, James A.
James A. West - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 1997 - James A. West, 40, of 2203 E. Ninth, Pueblo, passed away Oct. 3, 1997. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1997, at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

West, John E.
John E. West – Pueblo Chieftain – September 06, 2006 - John E. West passed away Sept. 4, 2006, in Pueblo. He was born Aug. 27, 1914, in Columbus, Miss., to John E. and Ada Viola West, and had lived in Colorado since his childhood. John was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Pueblo and enjoyed studying God's word and serving Him. He enjoyed the whole Bible, primarily the New Testament, which he considered the Old Testament revealed. John was a 1933 graduate of Central High School and was employed at Rocky Mountain Bank Note for 43 years before retiring in 1979. He also operated West TV and Radio Repair in Pueblo for many years. John was a veteran having served two separate tours of duty in the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, James Louis West. Mr. West is survived by his wife of 66 years, Zelma of the family home; his children, John M. (Nancy) West of Arvada, Marilyn (Jim) Fuller of Arizona, Sharon (Gary) Spinuzzi of Pueblo; grandchildren, Melissa (Monty) Eich, John William (Leandra) West, Julia West, Erika (Josh) Belk, Josh (Sanae) Pearson, Brad Spinuzzi and Sarah Spinuzzi; great grandchildren, Charolette and Juliette Eich, John Abel, Aurora West and Jayden Belk. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, First Southern Baptist Church, 301 Cleveland Ave. Interment will follow at Imperial Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

West, Juanita C.
Juanita C. West - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 1998 - Juanita C. West, 85, passed away Sept. 25, 1998. Survived by her daughter, Jackie (Keith) McKissick- sisters, Betty Blagg, and Lilly (Clifford) Hibpshman- grandchildren, Troy McKissick, Don (Kimbra) McKissick and Bryan McKissick- great-grandson, Nate McKissick, all of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, James L. West, on Jan. 4, 1974. Born July 28, 1913, in Ottawa, Kan., and was a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring from Mountain Bell as a telephone operator. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and from 9 a.m. until noon Wednesday. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Bud Shockey officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of Keith and Jackie McKissick immediately following the interment.

West, K. E. (Mrs.)
Mrs. K. E. West - Basalt Journal - September 17, 1904 - Mrs. West, wife of K. E. West, organizer for the Modern Woodmen of America, was found dead in her room in the Commercial hotel at Trinidad on the 11th inst., having died of heart failure. She came to Trinidad from Oklahoma City.

West, Keith
Keith West - Pueblo Chieftain - April 07, 2005 - Keith West, 68, went to be with the Lord on April 5, 2005. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Margaret West; children, Rodney (Diane) West, Russell (Shelli) West; grandchildren, Stephanie, Katelyn, Clayborne, Garrett, and Mackenzi West; brothers and sisters, Eleanor Perry, Irene (Lawrence) Kunau, Delbert (Gay) West, Paul (Vanita) West, Naomi Eastman, Esther (Chuck) Pittock; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his brothers, Leland and Dale; and baby sister, Mary Jane. Keith was a loving husband, dad, and papa who enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He always was there whenever anyone needed anything. Viewing, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, at Pueblo Christian Center with cremation to follow.

West, Lillian T.
Lillian T. West - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 1965 - Lillian T. West, late of 1822 East 14th, Aug. 14, 1965. Mother of Everett F. West, 2524 Seventh Ave., where the family may be contacted, and Stephen P. West, Burlington, Wis. Grandmother of five; great-grandmother of four. Sister of Mrs. Grace Goetzcke, La Mesa, Calif. Born May 4, 1884, in Westcliffe, Colo. Pueblo resident since 1953. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Sidney Jones, pastor of King of Kings Lutheran Church, officiating. To Mountain View.

West, Lucy
Lucy West - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 1987 - Lucy West, Walsenburg, July 18, 1987. Mother of Tommy Lee (Theresa) West, Floyd (Elsie) West and Madeline Duran, Colorado Springs; Lloyd (Brenda) West, Lily (Elfido) Trujillo and Ernestine (Ivan) Griego, Walsenburg; and Cordie (Frank) Hernandez, Pueblo. Sister of Jake (Flora) Garcia and Manuel (Millie) Garcia, Walsenburg; and Joe Garcia, Pueblo; 32 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Services: Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday, Brother Joe Trujillo officiating. Interment, Masonic Cemetery.

West, Marcellus
Marcellus West – Durango Democrat – October 21, 1908 – Pueblo Citizen Suicides – Pueblo, Colo., Oct. 20 – Marcellus West, a wealthy citizen of this place, committed suicide today by hanging himself in his own barn. No reason is apparent for his deed. He was in excellent health, his affairs were in good shape, and he was apparently happy.

West, Margaret Ann
Margaret Ann (Heaston) West – Pueblo Chieftain – October 15, 2006 - Margaret Ann (Heaston) West, went home to be with her Lord Wednesday morning, Oct. 12, 2006. She is survived by her children, Rodney (Diane) West, Pueblo, and Russell (Shelli) West, Livermore, Calif.; grandchildren, Stephanie West, Katelyn West, Clayborne West, Garrett West and Mackenzi West; siblings, Everett (Betty Jo) Heaston, Harold (Beverly) Heaston, William "Bill" (Velda) Heaston and Juanita (Dean) Butler; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Keith West; and her parents, Truman and Irene (Tripp) Heaston. Margaret was born May 30, 1936, in Ramah, Colo. She and Keith ran a dairy in Olney Springs, Colo., for many years. Margaret and Keith moved to Pueblo in 1988 to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Margaret was a member of Pueblo Christian Center where she enjoyed all of her friends. Margaret enjoyed crocheting and making baby blankets for all her grandkids, nieces and nephews, and friends' children. She loved watching her grandkids play sports and other activities, and was their biggest cheerleader. Her bright smile will stay with all of us forever. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, at Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, CO.

West, Robert L.
Robert L. West - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2001 - Robert L. West, 75, went to be with the Lord Aug. 11, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo., after a lengthy illness. Born May 23, 1926, in Pueblo, Colo., to Merrill and Margaret West, who preceded him, along with a brother, William West; grandsons, Craig Hill and Taylor James West; and uncle, Joe Jahn. Survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Carol L. West; children, Steve (Kathy) West, Susan (Kent) Kochenberger, Bryan (Carmen) West, Pat (Vicki) West, Cheryl (Greg) Singleton and Mary West; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous friends and family members. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was an avid outdoorsman and involved in the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Turkey Foundation. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at Our Lady of the Meadows. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

West, Spencer
Spencer West - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 1973 - Spencer West, 1124 E. Eighth, passed away at a local hospital Wednesday, Oct. 31, 1973. Survived by his daughters, Mrs. Barbara Krasovec and Mrs. Joy L. Gildner, both of Pueblo; son, Earl G. West, Pueblo; grandson, Phillip G. West, Delta, Colo.; sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, Jonesville, Ky. And sister-in-law, Mrs. Mae Herndon, Charleston, S.C. He was born Nov. 11, 1890, in Jonesville, Va., and was foreman for Standard Fire Brick Co. until his retirement in 1963. Served in U.S. Navy during World War I, Forty five-year member of First Baptist Church; past noble grand and 60 year member of Pueblo Lodge 8, IOOF; past chief patriarch and member of Encampment 14; member of Social Star Rebekah 2, Eagles Lodge 145, FOE; Jake Rice Lodge 606, AF&AM, Blaine, Ky., and past commander of Sunshine Barracks 1759. He held various offices in the United Brick and Clay Workers of America, AFL-CIO Local 643, and was awarded life membership upon his retirement. Services will be held in the Rouch Chapel at 3:30 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Tom E. Arbogast officiating. Followed by Odd Fellows services at Roselawn Cemetery. Masonic Services will be held by South Pueblo Lodge 31, AF&AM in courtesy to his home lodge, followed by military honors.

West, Taylor James
Taylor James West - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 1997 - Taylor James West was born Sept. 21, 1997, in Pueblo and was called to become an angel on Sept. 24, 1997, in Colorado Springs. Taylor's very short life was made easier and more comfortable with the help of Dr. Berryman and Parkview Hospital as well as NICU at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. He is survived by his parents, Shawnette and Jarred West of Rye- grandparents, Jim and Kay McCarty of Rye, Steve and Kathy West of Pueblo-great-grandparents, Bettie and Keith Kirkland, Bob and Carol West, Art and Meda Antonioni, all of Pueblo- great-great-grandmothers, Josephine Marchiorr of Walsenburg, Willa Mae Clancy of Pueblo- aunts, Suzette (Brian) Boyer of Rye, Jeanette (Matt) Algien of Colorado City, Lynette (Shannon) Byerly of Washington- uncle, Brent West of Pueblo- and numerous cousins. His great-grandmother, Hazel McCarty, preceded him in death. A memorial Mass will be held today, Sept. 26, 1997, at 2 p.m. in Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church, 23 Starling. Contributions in memory of Taylor may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Foundation, either direct or through the mortuary. Elizabeth.

West, William N.
William N. West - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2000 - William N. West, 73, passed away May 12, 2000. He is preceded in death by his loving parents, Merrill and Margaret West. Survived by sons, William "Woody" West and Gary M. (Jamie Snook) West, both of Pueblo; daughter, Sheryl Roybal of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Shawn West of Pueblo, Joy (Sammy) Chifalo, Pueblo, Amanda West, Kayci West, Karsen West and Colin West, all of Pueblo; two great-grandchildren, Teylor and Cole West of Pueblo; brother, Robert L. (Carol) West of Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, friends and Eleanor West. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, at Our Lady of the Meadows Church.

Westbrook, J. W.
J. W. Westbrook - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 1987 - J. W. Westbrook, 62, Suisun City, Calif., formerly of Pueblo, died Sept. 18, 1987. Survived by wife, Ida Mae Westbrook; children, Jerry (Ellen) Westbrook, Aurora, Mildred (Laneir) Parker, California, Anida (William) Carpenter, Massachusetts; 10 grandchildren; brothers and sister, Roy A. (Leda) Westbrook, Glen A. Westbrook and Bonnie Ruth Green, all of Texas. Also survived by mother-in-law, Nancy Chimento, Pueblo; sister-in-law, Margaret (Ernie) McCarey, Sue (Mike) Giarratano, Rose (Dale) Thomas, Cajetan (Maryann) Chimento; numerous nieces and nephews. Service will be held Tuesday in Suisan City, Calif. Graveside service will be held Thursday at Fort Morgan National Cemetery, Denver.

Westbrook, Raymond L.
Raymond L. Westbrook - Walsenburg World – January 11, 1912 - Died at Pictou, Colo., December 17, 1911 Raymond L. Westbrook, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Westbrook, 1 year.

Westcott, K. Kenneth
K. Kenneth Westcott - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 10, 2007 - K. Kenneth Westcott, former resident of Colorado Springs, CO, passed away April 2, 2007, in Norristown, PA. He was born June 24, 1942, in Bridgeton, NJ, to Karl Kenneth and Marion (Custer) Westcott. His father, sister Barbara, and older son, Martin, preceded him in death. Mr. Westcott is survived by his former wife, Judy, of Colorado Springs, his son, Matthew, of Yellowstone National Park, his mother and brother, Robert Westcott, of Pleasantville, NJ. In 1964, Mr. Westcott received his Bachelor's Degree from Trenton State College and taught vocal music in the New Jersey public schools for eight years before coming to Colorado in 1972. In 1968, while doing graduate study at Temple University, he presented a Master's Recital at First Baptist church in Philadelphia, PA. He has given many organ recitals in Colorado Springs as well as Denver, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and at CSU in Pueblo, CO. His organ teachers included Albert Ludecke, Earl Ness, Marilyn Mason, and Joseph Galema. He also studied orchestral conducting in Colorado Springs with Charles Ansbacher, Charles Gilbert, and David Zuercher; and studied jazz improvisation with Steve Barta and Allen Joseph. In 1973, Mr. Westcott co-founded the Soli Deo Gloria choir of Colorado Springs and directed the non-profit community organization until 1985, establishing the choir's tradition of performing great sacred masterpieces with orchestra. In 1987, Mr. Westcott was invited to participate in the recital series at Trinity Episcopal cathedral in Trenton, NJ on the well known Petty-Madden organ. This recital series is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Performing Arts. Mr. Westcott served as Organist and Choir Director at First Christian Church, Colorado Springs, CO for 10 years. He then served at Calvary United Methodist Church, Bethany Lutheran Church, and St. Raphael Episcopal Church, all in the Colorado Springs area. He has served as full-time accompanist for choral music in both the Colorado Springs School District 11, and the Widefield, CO school district. This position included accompanying nationally-recognized choirs on tours to Washington D.C. and California. At home with many styles of music, Mr. Westcott was the pianist at the Air Force Academy Officers' Club Dining Hall for 11 years. In 2000, Mr. Westcott became Resident Organist at the Shrine of St. Therese in Pueblo, CO. In 2004, he moved to the Philadelphia area to serve as organist and Choir Director as SS. Cosmas and Damien Catholic Church, Conshohocken, PA, until his death. A Requiem Mass was sung on Monday, April 9, 2007, 11 a.m., at SS. Cosmas and Damien Catholic Church, Conshohocken, PA. Interment will be at St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the K. Kenneth Westcott Memorial Scholarship Fund, care of Wells Fargo Bank; Account Number 9218417575.

Westerman, Elbert N.
Elbert N. Westerman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 1998 - Elbert N. Westerman, 78, of Lamar. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Valley Memorial Chapel-Lamar. Burial, Springfield Cemetery with military honors. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. Memorial contributions to Lamar Christian Church or charity of choice.

Westerman, Phyllis Marie Jordan
Phyllis Marie Jordan Westerman - Colorado Springs Gazette - July 31, 2007 - Phyllis Marie Westerman, 64, went to be with the Lord on July 28, 2007 in Colorado Springs. Mrs. Westerman was born December 27, 1942 to parents Jessie and Nellie Jordan in Pueblo, Colo. She was married to Louis Westerman on August 15, 1981. She was a homemaker who adored roses and loved the ocean. Survivors include one sister, Donna Bramley of San Angelo, TX; two brothers, Marlan Jordan of San Angelo, TX and Arlan Jordan of Colorado Springs, CO; three children: two daughters, Lori Bagur of Colorado Springs, CO, Lisa Scrafield and husband Dan of Colorado Springs, CO, and a son, Robert Mason and wife Dawn of Altuna, Iowa; nine grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Her memorial service will be held on August 2, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 North Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs.

Westfall, Archie G.
Archie G. Westfall - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 2001 - Archie G. Westfall passed away July 4, 2001, in Pueblo. Archie was born Sept. 1, 1926, in Cardston, Alberta, Canada, to Harold and Bessie Hovey Westfall and had lived in Pueblo since 1949. He was employed in the CF&I Steel Mill for 34 years before retiring in 1983. Archie was a member of Eagles Aerie No. 145 in Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two wives, Virginia in 1976, and Katherine in 1994. Mr. Westfall is survived by his children, Sue (John) Gray, Marjorie Westfall, both of Pueblo, Harold (Gabriella) Westfall of Arizona, Lynn (John) Uphoff of Illinois, Patricia (William) Patlogar of California; a brother, Delmar Westfall of Canada; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Cremation, Davis Crematory. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2001, in the Mountain View Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mr. Westfall may be made to the Salvation Army, either direct or through the mortuary.

Westfall, Cecil Merle
Cecil Merle Westfall - Pueblo Chieftain - October 08, 1998 - Cecil Merle Westfall, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 6, 1998. He loved his Lord and his country. As a WWII veteran, he fought and came near death several times in the European Theater. His one great wish was that some other veteran would benefit from the trials he had getting the Veterans Administration to acknowledge the mustard gas testing that was done during WWII. He did this by getting the VA to acknowledge his claim. He helped by telling all veterans to contact the Pueblo County VA Service Officer, Richard Walker, who will help any vet file a claim. Cecil was a prominent businessman in Greeley, owner of Campus TV, Gold Point Restaurant and The Old Pro General Contracting. He retired so that he and his wife could do extensive traveling throughout the U.S. Survived by his wife, Lois (Tomme) Westfall, of the family home- son, David Westfall of Pueblo- daughter, Jackie (Harold) Brantley, Cocoa, Fla., and Sandy (Al) Toth, Pueblo- six grandsons- and 10 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Park Hill Christian Church, life member of VFW and DAV. He lived a full and happy life and now he is spreading joy in heaven. Visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 1-5 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Friday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with a reception to follow. Interment at 3 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Greeley, Colo. Please omit food and flowers, donations may be made to Park Hill Christian Church in his memory.

Westfall, William F.
William F. "Beanie" Westfall - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - March 4, 2006 - St. Louis, MO - William F. 'Beanie' Westfall: Assistant teacher; standout athlete 03/03/2006 - William F. "Beanie" Westfall, an assistant teacher and former standout basketball player, died Sunday (Feb. 26, 2005) at St. Mary's Health Center in Richmond Heights. Mr. Westfall was admitted to the hospital after being injured in a fall. He was 54 and a resident of St. Louis. Mr. Westfall was born in St. Louis and was a 1970 graduate of Sumner High School. In 1969, he played on the school's championship basketball team. He was a two-time All-American at Trinidad State Junior College in Trinidad, Colo. He became one of the leading rebounders for what is now the University of Memphis and was on the 1973 team that made it to the NCAA finals. Mr. Westfall graduated from Memphis with a bachelor's degree in education and played professional basketball overseas through the late 1970s. He returned to St. Louis to work as a truck router for Yellow Transit Freight Lines and later in administration in the clerical office at Mallinckrodt Chemical Co. He was a teacher's assistant from 2000-2002 at Vashon High School and from 2002-2004 at Northwest Middle School. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, with the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Washington Metropolitan AME Zion Church, 613 North Garrison Avenue, St. Louis. Burial will be at St. Peter's Cemetery. Among the survivors are his wife of eight years, Dornice A. Berryman; and two sisters, Joice Westfall-Hollingsworth of St. Louis County and Sara B. Kelly of St. Louis.

Westfield, Charles
Charles Westfield - Rocky Mountain News - January 4, 1895 - A Lost Child - Trinidad, Colo., Jan. 4. - Late tonight this city was thrown into a fever of excitement by the report that the 6-year-old son of Henry Westfield was lost.  The fire alarm was sounded continuously for several hours, which was the means of calling together a large number of citizens, who were organized into searching parties and started to look for the missing boy.  The boy is a remarkably bright child and had been visiting his grandmother on the South Side, and was last seen about 4 o'clock this afternoon near Wotton's Lake, which is now being dragged by one of the parties. At midnight not the slightest trace or clue of any kind had been discovered of his whereabouts. - 2:30 A. M.--the body of Charles Westfield, who was reported lost, was found at 1 o'clock this morning in Wotton Lake, where he evidently had been skating and broke thought the ice and drowned.  An inquest is now being held by Coroner Sipe over the remains. 

Weston, Bobbie Lea
Bobbie Lea Weston - Huerfano World - January 10, 2008 - Bobbie Lea Weston, born Sept. 15,1941, San Angelo, TX, passed to the Lord Jan. 04, 2008. Preceded in death by her parents, Robert (Bob) and Mildred Juanita Weston. Survived by son Ralph (Julie) Weston, sister Ann (John) Fitzgerald, brother Dano (Sandi) Weston, son Steve (Tina) Chavez; nieces Jolene Weston, Siobhan Downey; grandchildren Danny (Jacquelyn) Weston, Winona (Hansel) Bjork, Stephen (Loren) Chavez, Travis and Tori Chavez; great- grandchildren Waylon Weston, Bryson Bjork; numerous friends and colleagues, life long friends the Van Schoycks; special care giver Mary Ann Velasquez. Bobbie received her baccalaureate in education from Adams State College and her Masters in Special Education from the Univ. of Northern CO. She retired from School District 60 after 33 years. She was also an accomplished musician, playing both the piano and English Horn. She will be greatly missed. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday Jan. 11, 2008 at the Romero Funeral Home, 110 Cleveland in Pueblo.

Weston, Dolores
Dolores (Dolly) Weston - Pueblo Chieftain - April 05, 2002 - Dolores (Dolly) Weston, 65, passed away April 3, 2002, surrounded by her family, in Aurora, Colo. A native of Pueblo, Dolly's life is exemplified by her years of church and community service, by her constant love, generosity and kindness to family, friends as well as strangers, and as a loving wife and wonderful mother of five children. Dolly graduated from Central High in 1955 and was involved in Pueblo Symphony Guild, St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Auxiliary, and KTSC Public Education Television auctions. She was selected by the Craig Colorado Daily Press as the 1986 Woman of the Year; and in 1991 named the Salvation Army Volunteer of the Year in Susanville, Calif. Dolly loved to welcome people to her home and entertain. She was an avid Broncos and Avalanche fan. Dolly, her joyous spirit and grace, will be greatly missed. Dolly was preceded in death by her parents, Jess and Rose Arellano. She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Frank Weston; her sister, Theresa Carbajal; her children, Francine of Montreal, Kathleen of Highlands Ranch, Maureen of Malibu, Joseph of Craig, Christine of Seattle; and her grandchildren, Jesse, Jamie, Julia, Phillip and Cedric. Viewing, noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, and rosary and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Sunday, both at Horan & McConaty Mortuary, 3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, Colo. Burial, 11 a.m. Monday at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Dolly Weston Memorial Fund, Craig Hospital, Spinal Cord Patient Assistance Foundation, 3425 S. Clarkson, Englewood, CO 80110.

Weston, Herbert
Herbert "Jim" Weston - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2006 - Herbert "Jim" Weston, 72, passed away April 20, 2006. Survived by his wife, Shirley Anne Weston of the family home; children, Aletia (Daniel) Prevo of San Diego, Calif., Matthew Weston of San Diego, Calif., Mark Weston of Arcata, Calif., Megan Weston of New York City; stepchildren, John (Theresa) Craddock of Castle Rock, Colo., Mark (Geri) Craddock of Walsenburg, Colo., David (Sandra) Craddock of Pueblo West, Colo., Matthew (Stacie) Craddock of Brighton, Colo.; brother, Robert (Diane) Weston of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Sean, Kathrine, and Erin Prevo; step-grandchildren, Cassandra, James, Jacqueline, Kristin, Stephanie, Lindsay, Ashley, Troy, Anniston, Carlee and Alexis Craddock; and cousin, Carolyn (Mark) Valdez of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents and grandmother, Nellie Durkin. Jim was born July 13, 1933, to Herbert Weston and Mary Mantey-Weston in Pueblo, Colo. He joined the U.S. Army where he became a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. Jim was a member of the Pueblo County Historical Society, Pueblo Aircraft Museum and St. Patrick Catholic Church. At his request there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at St. Patrick Church, 226 Michigan St., with the Reverend Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, those who wish may make memorials to American Cancer Society through Montgomery & Steward.

Weston, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Weston - Huerfano World - July 2, 1998 - Mary Ellen Weston, 98, of Walsenburg, died June 24, 1998 at her home following a long illness. Born June 19, 1900 in Pryor to John and Cora Thorpe Story, she lived all of her life in the Huerfano County area, ranching in Turkey Ridge. She moved to town 27 years ago. Her first and second husbands, William Wells and John Weston, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Methodist Church, the Huerfano Cow-belles, Spanish Peaks Riding Club and the Cattlemen's Association. She was honored by the president of the Association recently for being the oldest living cowgirl and received a silver tray. Mrs. Weston is survived by two sons, Mark V. Wells Sr., Walsenburg and Clifford Wells, Brady, TX; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grand children, one great-great-grandchild, nieces and nephews. Graveside service in the Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Weston, Mildred Juanita
Mildred Juanita "Granny" Weston - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2000 - Mildred Juanita "Granny" Weston, born in McKinney, Texas, on July 29, 1916, passed away Feb. 19, 2000. Preceded in death by her father, Charles Womble; mother, Jesse Masters; and stepfather, M.L. Masters; parents-in-law, O.D. and Maude Weston; her husband of 55 years, Robert H. "Bob" Weston; brothers, John and Charles Womble; and sister, Jessie Lea Riley. Survived by sister, "Bibba" Walker, Texas; daughters, Bobbie Lea Weston, Pueblo, and Ann (John) Fitzgerald, Marfa, Texas; sons, Dan (Sandi) Weston, Pueblo, and Ralph Weston, Denver; grandchildren, Steve (Tina) Chavez, Pueblo, Scott (Becky) Fitzgerald, Texas, Jeffrey Fitzgerald, Texas, Waylon and Winona Weston, Denver, Jolene Weston and Siobhan Downey, Pueblo; great-grandchildren, Stephen, Travis and Tori Lea Chavez, Pueblo; Weston, Foster and Clark Fitzgerald; Ty and Jordan Fitzgerald and P.J. Fitzwater, Texas. She was a loving, gentle, caring woman who taught developmentally disabled children in Huerfano County for many years. She was a Past-Worthy Matron of Eastern Star and active in 4-H Youth Activities. Her greatest joys were telling stories, singing and dancing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mildred was a longtime Colorado resident, but her heart remained in Texas. She was truly our "Yellow Rose of Texas," and we will greatly miss her. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Valerie Oden officiating. Interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery, Trinidad, Colo. Arrangements made under the direction of the Funeral Home. Huerfano World - February 24, 2000 - Mildred Juanita "Granny" Weston died February 19, 2000 in Pueblo. Born in McKinney, TX to the late Charles Womble and Jesse Masters, July 29, 1916, she taught developmentally disabled children in Walsenburg for many years. She was a past worthy matron of Eastern Star and active in 4-H youth activities. She is survived by her children, Bobbie Lea Weston, Pueblo, Ann Fitzgerald, Marfa, TX, Dan Weston, Pueblo, and Ralph Weston, Denver; a sister "Bibba" Walker, Texas, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Robert H. "Bob" Weston. Funeral service was from Comi Funeral Home Chapel in Trinidad. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad.

Weston, Robert
Robert H. "Bob" Weston - Huerfano World - January 7, 1993 - Rancher Weston dies - Funeral service for Robert H. "Bob" Weston, 77, of Walsenburg, was Wednesday from Campbell-Lewis-Cotter & Son's Funeral Home in Trinidad. Mr. Weston died Jan. 4, 1993. Born in Tom Green County, TX, June 5, 1915, the son of O.D. and Maude Weston, he was a well known rancher and realtor in Texas and Colorado for 60 years. He ranched near San Angelo, TX, until moving to Huerfano County in 1945. His father also moved to Colorado ranching in Las Animas County and his brother, J.C. ranched in Weston. Mr. Weston was a member of the Walsenburg City Council from 1989-91, on the State FMHA board of directors, Walsenburg Utilities Commission, an inspector for Producer Livestock Credit Association and a member of the Colorado Wool Growers Association. He was also a member of the Colorado Cattleman's Association and was chairman of the Upland Economic Development Board to aid the Navajo Indian Nation with livestock marketing. Several years ago, he was honored as a Colorado State Fair Parade Marshal riding his white mule, Snowball. He was a charter member and past exalted ruler of the Walsenburg Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, served as president of Walsenburg Club in 1980 and was a member of the Spanish Peaks Fiesta Association. He was also active in 4-H activities and was an advocate for sports activities in the Walsenburg schools, especially football and wrestling. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mildred, Walsenburg; two daughters, Bobbie Lea Weston, Pueblo and Ann Fitzgerald, Marfa, TX; two sons, Dan Weston, Pueblo and Ralph Weston, Parker; 6 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad.

Weston, Stephen S.
Stephen S. Weston - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 1970 - Funeral services for Stephen S. Weston, who died March 24, 1970, at the Bent County Memorial Hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Wood Funeral Home in Lamar. Interment will be at Lamar. Weston became ill last September and had been in a Walsh and Pueblo hospital before coming to Las Animas. He was born Sept. 2, 1905, in Barry County, Mo. and had been a resident in the Bristol community of Prowers County for 43 years. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Beverly Myers, Las Animas, and three grandchildren.

Wetenhall, William
William Wetenhall - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - April 30, 1920 - Word has been received here that Wm. Wetenhall, formerly of this place, died at Kansas City on April 22 after a period of illness covering several weeks. The funeral took place there Saturday. Wetenhall was one time chief clerk at the agency office and later ran the Commercial hotel for a considerable time. He was a man of great ability at office work, and after leaving here was employed in the Santa Fe freight office at Pueblo. He leaves a wife and several children.

Wetherill, Hazel I.
Hazel I. Wetherill - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 2000 - Hazel I. Wetherill passed away Dec. 29, 2000, in Pueblo. Hazel was born Dec. 6, 1913, in Del Norte, Colo., to Daniel and Charlotte Hibler. Hazel, along with other members of her family, operated the Wetherill Guest Ranch above Creede for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert, in 1980; and her sister, Merle Logan. Her survivors include her son, Clayton (Cristina) Wetherill; daughter, Shirley Hendren; brothers, Bill and Leo Hibler; as well as 10 grandchildren, Terry (Samantha) Wetherill, Michelle (Raul) Medina, Lisa (Ernie) Gonzales, Robin Hilsabeck, Tina (Audie) Cox, Steven Degenhart, Stephanie Leon, Mark Wetherill, Cidney (Chris) Riggio and Cody (Tom) Daniels. Mrs. Wetherill will lie in state from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at the mortuary. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, in the Creede Cemetery in Creede, Colo.

Wethington, Jeannett
Jennet Wethington – Pueblo Chieftain – September 06, 2006 - Jeannett "Granny" Wethington, 88, passed away Sept. 3, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert C. "Buddy" Wethington. Survived by her loving daughters, Pat Mollock, Pueblo, M.C. (Vic) Reichman, Denver, Carrie Betz, Arvada, Colo., and Nancy (Don) Maldonado, Pueblo; grandchildren, Andy, Lisa, Cyndi, Jack, Jenni, Timmy, Pam, Emily, Scott, Kacey, Rick, Jonathan, Brooke, Adam, Ashleigh, Melissa, Dan, Aaron and Merlinda. Also survived by her great-grandchildren, Josh, Jason, Lindy, Jay, Kiley, Whitney, Zachary, Courtney, Mckenzie, Isabella, Justine, Scott, Layla and Logan. Jeannett enjoyed playing cards, working with puzzle books, watching the Broncos and Rockies and telling jokes. She also enjoyed the company of her furry friends "Little Joe" and "Snickers." She was the most loving wife, mom, granny, great-granny and friend anyone could wish for. She was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Cathedral. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, followed by the rosary recitation, 7 p.m. today; both at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sacred Heart Cathedral, followed by interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family extends special thanks to Tammy, "her" Carrie, Alison, Andrea, Priscilla, Heidi, Christine, Beth, FeAnn and Rollie. Donations may be made to Frontier Hospice through the funeral home office.

Wetsel, Larry Wayne
Larry Wayne Wetsel - Huerfano World - November 23, 1989 - Inmate Hangs Self - A 38-year-old Texas man, Larry Wayne Wetsel, hanged himself in his cell in the new Huerfano County Law Enforcement Center early Thursday, Nov. 16. Wetsel's body was found by a deputy around 8 a.m. According to law enforcement reports, Wetsel was arrested Wednesday night for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor and driving while his license was suspended on Highway 160 West between La Veta and Walsenburg. According to the reports, Wetsel was combative during his arrest and booking but calmed after sleeping during the night. He was last seen alive in his cell around 7 a.m. by a deputy completing a check on inmates. His body was discovered hanging from the end of a bed frame in the cell. Walsenburg Police Captain John Salazar, who investigated the incident, said Wetsel had used the leg of his jail issued uniform to hang himself. Huerfano Sheriff Harold Martinez said he was very dismayed by the incident and asked Captain Salazar to investigate as a member of an outside law enforcement agency.

Wetteland, Arvilla D.
Arvilla D. Wetteland - Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 2002 - Arvilla D. Wetteland passed away quietly in her sleep at home on Oct. 6, 2002, in Pueblo. She was born in Kimball, S.D., on May 14, 1918, to John and Harriet Krantz Doescher and had been a Pueblo resident since 1972. Arvilla received a B.A. as well as a master's degree from Augustana College and enjoyed her teaching career, much of which was spent at Freed Middle School. She was past president of the American Business Women's Association Chapter in Pueblo as well as an active member of King of Kings Lutheran Church. Mrs. Wetteland was preceded in death by two husbands, Bernard Wetteland in 1959, and Harland Flemmer; as well as three brothers, Orville, Wilmer and Lloyd Doescher. She is survived by her children, Beverly (Robert) Stewart of Greeley, Brian (Judy) Wetteland of Henderson, Nev., Roxanne Bader of Manitou Springs and Colleen Wetteland of Deadwood, S.D.; a sister, Orthula Doescher of Greeley; two grandchildren, Shawn Stewart and Hilary Bader; as well as several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, in the King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Lane. Interment will follow at a later date in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Wettstein, Henry
Henry Wettstein - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 1950 - Henry Wettstein, Monday March 20 at hospital, late of the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rose Vider, 317 E. Evans. Father of Henry and Richard Wettstein, Pittsburg, Kan., Lee Wettstein Odessa, Tex., and John Wettstein San Jose Calif., and Mrs. Vider. Grandfather of 18, three are Joseph and Frank Vider, Pueblo and Frank Vider, Pueblo and Henry Vider, Los Angeles, Calif. Member of the Baptist church. A resident of Pueblo five years, coming from Pittsburg, Kan. Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 1950 - Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 1950 - Henry Wettstein, services 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Davis Memorial chapel, with Rev. Floyd E. House, officiating. To Roselawn.

Wetzel, Charles R.
Charles R. Wetzel - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2004 - Charles R. Wetzel, age 70, went home to the Lord Jan. 30, 2004. He was born July 22, 1933 in Morrill, KS; he was a resident of Colorado since 1939. Charles married Marlene Price on Jan. 17, 1953. Charles was a carpenter who worked for many construction companies and had his own siding and trim business "C.R. Wetzel Construction". He retired in 1988 and made woodcrafts with his wife. He was preceded in death by his wife Marlene who passed away Oct. 25, 2003, and his parents Charles and Ruby Wetzel. He is survived by his brother Joe (Connie) Wetzel and sister Betty (Jack) Powell. Son Gary (Diane) grandchild Michael. Son Steve, grandchildren Sara, Josh, Dustin, great-grandchildren Sebastian, Victoria and Kris. Daughter Terri (Rich) Pellecchia, grandchildren Steve, Shawn (Autumn) Turano, great grandson Ashton Turano, grandchildren Ritchie (Patricia), Michele (Jason), Nate Pellecchia, great granddaughter Krystianna Pellecchia. Daughter Elizabeth (Al) Lewis, grandchildren, Curtis and Danielle. Daughter Jeanne Murphy, grandchildren Bill, John and Joel. The family would like to thank Odyssey Hospice for all the care he received. Services will be held at the Woodland Park Community Church, 800 Valley View Drive on Saturday, Feb. 7th at 1pm.

Wetzel, Cheryl Malone
Cheryl Malone Wetzel - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2005 - Cheryl Malone Wetzel, a mother who lived for her children, Jeff, Scott and his spouse Tina, and Shawn, who grew up far too fast. A grandmother who was very proud of her grandchildren, Shawnie, Cindy, Amy and Gracie. A stepmother who loved her children, Michelle, Chris and Geoffrey very much. A wife to her husband, George, who must have loved her to put up with so much over a long period of illness. She loved him very much through good times and hard times. A sister to Lori, whom she loved so much and brothers, Stevie (deceased) and Jeremy whom she loved dearly; a niece to aunt Leda and uncle Bob and their wonderful children, aunt Riva (deceased) and uncle Vernon (deceased); a loving daughter to her mother, Betty Lou (deceased) and father, Jack (deceased); and a fond remembrance to Stephen; a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews whom she cherished dearly. A lover of animals, especially "Chimaco,""Gretchen" and "Little Girl," her second family. A lover of wolves that made her heart sing. She dearly loved nature and mother earth and all her creatures, but was greatly troubled by a loss of respect for the universe by so many unthinking people. She struggled the last years with intense pain and insidious cancer. She wanted the special professionals who helped her to know how much she appreciated their friendship and dedication to relieving her pain Ρ especially a wonderful human being Ρ Dr. Jack Rook. Cheryl loved her career in the newspaper world working for the Sentinel Newspapers, the Denver Post and the Santa Fe New Mexican. She published her own newspaper Ρ the Wheat Ridge Advertiser in the 1970s. She loved to read and spent many of her last hours with Jean Auel and her heroine, "Ayla." Art and painting became a friend to her in her last years. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Wetzig, Paul C.
Paul C. Wetzig, M.D. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2006 - Paul C. Wetzig, M.D., born in Pueblo, Colo., March 29, 1922, departed this life on Jan. 9, 2006, at home in the company of his loving family. He was the son of Carl Kurt and Ruth (Sieber) Wetzig. Paul is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Doreen Brugger Wetzig; sons, Carl Kurt Wetzig (Carol), and Richard Paul Wetzig of Colorado Springs; daughters, Dorrie Wetzig Brand (Skip) of Elmira, N.Y., and Laura Wetzig Hitch (Michael) of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, John Hudson Brand, Laura Arnot Brand, Christopher Kurt Headley Wetzig, Catherine Ruth Wetzig, Casey Elizabeth Wetzig, Natalie Wetzig, Yvonne Wetzig, Daniel Paul Hitch, and Devin Michael Hitch; sister, Betty Stratford, M.D. of Seattle, Wash.; nephew, Jeff Stratford (Linda) of North Carolina; and niece, Robin Dalton of Washington. Paul graduated from Pueblo Central High School, The University of Denver and The University of Colorado Medical School. While in the Public Health Service, he interned at the Marine Hospital on Staten Island, N.Y., where he met his future wife, Doreen. Paul did his residency in ophthalmology under chairman John McLean, M.D., at Cornell University, New York Hospital, in New York City. Paul began his practice of ophthalmology in Colorado Springs in 1953. In 1958, he established The Colorado Springs Eye Clinic where he practiced until retiring in 2004. Paul was widely recognized for his pioneering work in ophthalmology. Chief among this was his work in photocoagulation for diabetic retinopathy. His lifelong passion for learning included his visit to Essen, Germany, in 1959, where he, along with several prominent international ophthalmologists, studied with Professor Gerd Meyer-Schwickerath. This was the beginning of a close, lifelong friendship with Meyer-Schwickerath. The professor had developed the Xenon Arc Photocoagulator. Paul envisioned and implemented the use of this device to treat a previously untreatable blinding eye condition associated with diabetes. Paul was fortunate enough to acquire one of these rare machines which he brought to his clinic. Over the years innumerable diabetics benefited from his innovative development of this form of treatment. Because of the positive outcomes of this procedure, Paul was invited to lecture around the world. Also, based on his achievements, he was elected to numerous prestigious societies in ophthalmology. These included The American Ophthalmological Society, The Retina Society, and The Jules Gonin Society. He was especially proud of being awarded the John McLean medal for his pioneering contributions to diseases of the retina, of being an honorable member of The Gonin Society, and having been an honored guest as an ophthalmologist in private practice, at The American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in Chicago, Illinois, in 1980. Paul lived life with a passion. Whether it was playing squash, tennis or golf, hiking and backpacking or traveling the world, his enthusiastic grin was ever present. These active pursuits were balanced by his love of reading, classical music and opera. His natural ability to capture the world he loved through the lens of a camera is well documented by his pictures of the outdoors he so loved, his travels, his friends, his family and his work. Paul's passion and support for his family was paramount in his life. A great legacy that Paul will leave behind is the easy and unassuming way he influenced people from all walks of life; his patients, colleagues, friends, and family. He will be sorely missed. What a fantastic journey! A memorial service will be held Jan. 21, 2006, at 2 p.m. at Gold Camp Elementary School, 1805 Preserve Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80906 (off of Cresta Road, just north of Cheyenne Mountain High School). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the: Central High School Foundation, Attention: Paul C. Wetzig, M.D. Scholarship Fund, 216 East Orman Avenue, Pueblo, CO, 81004, or to a charity of one's choice.

Wevar, Mabel C.
Mabel C. Wevar – Pueblo Indicator – September 13, 1913 – Miss Mabel C. Wevar of 2709 Spruce Street, passed away Tuesday after an illness of several months. Her remains were sent to Chicago for interment, accompanied by her father.

Wewerka, Norma Carmen
Norma Carmen Wewerka - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 1987 - Norma Carmen Wewerka, a longtime member of Broadway Christian Church, passed from this life on June 28, 1987. She is preceded in death by her sister, Lucretia Fisher, in 1982. Norma was a longtime friend of the Starginer family and at the passing of Frank J. Starginer Sr. in 1965, she became a part of Star Nursery as the office manager and bookkeeper. She was actively involved with the business and the public, and was a spirited, favorite lady until she was past 87 years old. Her absence will be felt by family, friends, employees, customers and neighbors. Norma was born in 1898 on the Cherokee Strip, Oklahoma Territory. She is survived by her stepson, Frank J. Starginer, Pueblo; daughter-in-law, Juanita Wewerka, Springfield, Mo.; and grandson, Ronald Wewerka, Washington, D.C. Private graveside service. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute to the Cancer Society through the funeral home office. Star Nursery will be closed Tuesday, June 30, for memorial service.

Weybright, Florence
Florence Weybright - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2006 - Florence Weybright, 83, passed away Jan. 9, 2006. Survived by sons, John (Bambi) Creek, Edmund (Jenny) Schultz; grandchildren, J.K., Caylyn, Shylo, Acasia, Yvette (Zach), Eddy (Jessica), Erica (Ben), Brandi, Stephanie and Mona Gallegos; and five great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank Life Care Center and Dr. Franklin Darrow and his staff for their special treatment of our mother. At her request, cremation with a private family inurnment.

Whalen, Sarah
Sarah Whalen [See Whelan] - Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 1936 - Sarah Whalen, 68, of 1131 Elm, Dec. 8, at local hospital. Mother of Mrs. Kathleen [Kathrine] Harris, Mrs. Mayme [Mamie] Slimmer, John Whalen, all of Pueblo; Mrs. Helen Burris, Gardena, Calif., and Thomas Whalen, Fort Logan. Announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 1936 - Sarah E. Whalen services Thursday, 8:30 a.m., our chapel [George F. McCarthy Funeral Home], 9 a.m. St. Patrick's church. To Roselawn.

Whaley, Alma
Alma Whaley - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2000 - Alma Whaley went to be with her Lord, and Personal Savior who she knew well, on Sept. 15, 2000. Alma was born on July 22,1913, in Pueblo to John F. and Susie Raley. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Boyd Whaley; son, Johnny Whaley; and sisters, Belva Raley and Gertrude Robinson. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Jim (Joan) Whaley, Pueblo; granddaughters, Debbie (Mike) Falco of Waterloo, Belgium, and Jerri (Dale) Tate of Pueblo West; four great-grandchildren, Michael and Ali Falco, Belgium, Eric and Chris Tate of Pueblo West. Also survived by brothers, Frank Raley, Pueblo, and Raymond (Jean) Raley of Garden City, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Whaley worked as a secretary for 57 years in the family business, Whaley & Son Motor Co. Her fondest memories were of the days she spent enjoying her granddaughters and their children. Alma was very talented with crafts and gardening and played the organ for her own enjoyment. She was also an accomplished cook. Funeral service, Tuesday, 2 p.m. at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the home of Jim and Joan Whaley, 2233 E. 8th St., No. 340.

Whaley, Dillard G.
Dillard G. Whaley - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 1997 - Dillard G. Whaley, 68, of Trinidad died Oct. 29, 1997, at his home in Trinidad. He married Jareldean (Jeri) Barnett on June 6, 1948, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Dillard was retired as a communications supervisor from the Colorado State Patrol. A will be held Nov. 1, 1997, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Mary Barbee officiating and assisted by Rev. Jon Brandt of La Junta. A reception will follow at the First United Methodist Church immediately after the service. The family may be contacted at 109 E. Godding Ave. in Trinidad. Arrangements are under the direction of Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Whaley, Dorothy L.
Dorothy L. Whaley - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 1999 - Dorothy L. Whaley passed away May 16, 1999 in Pueblo. Dorothy was born Feb.10, 1920 in Allentown, Pa. and spent most of her life in the Denver area before moving to Pueblo in 1994. She was a disabled veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. Dorothy was a very generous person with a wonderful sense of humor. She appreciated all of the little things in life as well as the beauty of nature. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Whaley and her brother, Walt West. Dorothy was the beloved wife of William Whaley, with whom she would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on May 24- beloved mother of Susan (David) Barber, and Rebeccah (Kent) Stringer-the beloved grandmother of Karri Allread, Aaron Stringer and Sarah (Robert)Blackwell- beloved great-grandmother of Ryley Stringer and Forrest Allread, Jr.- beloved sister of Carl West, Nora Shelley and Harry West- as well as numerous friends including her special friend Cat-Cat. No viewing, cremation in the Davis Crematory. A celebration of Dorothy's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, 1999 at the home of Kent and Rebeccah Stringer, 3849Carlile Ave. in Pueblo. A reception will follow the service.

Whaley, Mark
Mark Whaley - Wray Rattler - August 26, 1915 - Engine Hits Auto; Kills Child - An automobile full of Texas tourists was struck by Denver & Rio Grande train No. 1 from Pueblo to Denver, north of Fountain, resulting in the death of one child, serious injuries to the mother and another child, and lesser injuries to three other persons. Mark Whaley, 2 years old, son of Mr. L. E. Whaley of Bowie, Tex., was killed; Mrs. Whaley and another son, Elmo, 11 years old, were badly hurt. The others injured were Ruth Whaley, 14; May and Mark Anthony, sister and brother of Mrs. Whaley, whose home is in Memphis, Tex.

Whaley, Roy O.
Roy O. Whaley - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 1986 - Roy O. Whaley, 59, passed away in Walsenburg on April 20, 1986. Visitation hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Eads Cemetery.

Whaley, Seth Monroe
Seth Monroe Whaley - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2003 - Seth Monroe Whaley, 87, passed away July 7, 2003. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Lavina M. Whaley, of the family home; children, Thomas (Peggy) Whaley, Pueblo, Don (Kathy) Whaley, Colorado Springs, and Bob (Barbara) Whaley, Pueblo; sister, Lola Smid, Fort Collins; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a number of good friends from his church and lodge. Born March 19, 1916, in Webb City, Mo., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Seth retired from the Pueblo Army Depot as chief of quality assurance and was involved with the development of programs for the U.S. Army. He also was a Colorado real estate broker. Member of the Broadway Christian Church, Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM, Pueblo York Rite Bodies where he was past high priest and past deputy commander, Southern Colorado Consistory, Open Heart Association, St. Charles Mesa Sanitation District and St. Charles Mesa Fire District. He will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2003, at Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway, with the Revs. Wayne Ward and Hal Hartman officiating. Interment and Masonic rites will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

Whaley, William B.
William B. Whaley - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2002 - William B. Whaley departed his earthly dwelling on May 25, 2002, to join his beloved wife, Dorothy. Mr. Whaley was born Nov. 5, 1915, in Jonesboro, Ark., and spent most of his life in Denver working for Sturgen Electric before moving to Pueblo in 1994. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during WWII and the Korean War. William was a great father and provider for his family. He was a gentle man who was very giving, kind and fair. He was highly respected by all who encountered him. William was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; and son, Michael Whaley. His survivors include two daughters, Susan (David) Barber and Rebeccah (Kent) Stringer; grandchildren, Karri Allread, Aaron Stringer and Sarah (Robert) Blackwell; great-grandchildren, Ryley Stringer, Forrest Allread Jr. and Madison Blackwell. No viewing, cremation in the Davis Crematory. A celebration of William's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2002, at the home of Kent and Rebeccah Stringer, 3849 Carlile Ave. in Pueblo. A reception will follow the service. The family would like to thank the managers of the Pueblo Regent for their care and concern, as well as Connie Dodge, Rose Ramado and Nancy Wimber for their help, friendship and support.

Wharry, Beth E.
Beth E. Wharry - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2001 - Beth E. Wharry, age 61, of Rocky Ford, died Sept. 22. Survived by husband, Dell H. Wharry of Rocky Ford; children, Joanie (Robert) Barrett, Derwood, Md., Stan (Mindi) Wharry, Pueblo West; four grandchildren; and eight brothers and sisters. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the First Presbyterian Church. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery.

Whatley, Lawrence T.
Lawrence T. Whatley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1998 - Lawrence T. Whatley, 62, of Rocky Ford, died Nov. 24, 1998. Viewing, Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., Ustick Donelson Funeral Home. No viewing at the church services. Vigil 7 p.m. Friday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday. Both services at St. Peter Catholic Church. Interment, Valley View Cemetery, Rocky Ford.

Whatley, Sherren Kay
Sherren Kay Whatley - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 1987 - Sherren Kay Whatley, 41, passed away July 14, 1987. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Whatley, Pueblo; sons, Samuel Grant Portner and Stuart Ross Portner, both of Yuma; daughter, Kellie Portner, Pueblo; mother, Coral Woodworth, Longmont; and brothers, Charles Woodworth, Longmont, and Larry Hollowell, Wellington, Colo. Service, 11 a.m. Monday at the Howe Mortuary Chapel in Longmont, with burial at Mountain View Cemetery, Longmont. Contributions may be made to the Sherren Whatley Memorial Fund in care of Howe Mortuary, 439 Coffman St., Longmont, Colo. 80501.

Wheat, Eleanor
Eleanor Wheat - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - January 26, 2003 - Eleanor Wheat, age 84, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Trinidad, Colorado. Eleanor was born to John Roy and Bess Larkin Ellis on June 4, 1919 in the same home where she died on January 22, 2003. She was united in marriage on July 23, 1949 to Stanley Wheat, a union that lasted 27 years. Eleanor was a teacher in the Trinidad School District for many years. She served as librarian at Trinidad State Junior College until her retirement in 1984. She was a long-time member of Beta Sigma Phi and Delta Kappa Gamma sororities where she served at both the state and national levels. Following her retirement, Eleanor continued the international travels she had long enjoyed with her husband. She was a volunteer at the Mitchell Museum and enjoyed playing bridge with friends. Eleanor was active in the First United Methodist Church for 55 years. She served as chairperson of the board, librarian and liturgist and she was also a chauffeur for her many friends for various church activities. Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley, and her brother Donald Ellis. She is survived by son Dr. David Ogren and his life partner John McCluney of Houston, Texas, daughter Dr. Janelle Allen and her husband Mark Germain of Madison, Wisconsin. She is also survived by granddaughters Jamie (Alan) Schenkel and Beth Wineinger and great-grandsons Duncan and Kieran Schenkel. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 27, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Trinidad, Colorado, with Pastor Mary Barbee officiating. Interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers are Bill Meggison, Marc Germain, Alan Schenkel, Mike Bailey, Mark Bailey and Gary Monteleone. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the First United Methodist Church. Arrangements for Eleanor Wheat are under the direction of Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home

Wheat, Luella
Luella Wheat - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 1999 - Luella Wheat, age 91, passed away Oct. 20, 1999. Funeral service, Monday, 2 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. At her request, cremation, Almont Crematory.

Wheat, Maudene
Maudene Wheat - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 2002 - Age 82, longtime La Junta area resident, died Feb. 25, 2002, at her home. Services, 10 a.m. Saturday at Peacock Memorial Chapel with interment to follow in Fairview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Valley Hospice or AVRMC Home Health Care.

Wheatley, James Melvin
James "Jim" Melvin Wheatley - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 13, 2007 - James (Jim) Melvin Wheatley, age 70, passed away June 7,2007. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 2,1936 to Elmer and Eva Mae Wheatley. He retired after 23 years in the Air Force. He worked with the American Red Cross, in Pueblo, CO. He was an owner-operator of Team Colorado Television. Jim was a local media personality in Colorado Springs, CO. Mr. Wheatley was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Ada (Oliver), his parents Elmer, Eva Mae, great-grandson Angel Liston. He is survived by his wife of 9 years Lynetta (Lyn), children; James, Greg, Theresa, stepchildren Patti Mack, Kari Caw, grandchildren; Jake, Amber, Ryan, Kailey, Dillon, Amanda, Troy, Jennifer, David, Devon, and Tabitha, great grandchildren; Kayden and Douglas. Open Invitation Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. on June 18, 2007 at the D.A.V. 6880 Palmer Park Blvd. There will be a Potluck dinner following. Graveside service on June 19th at 10:00 a.m. with Military Honors at Fort Logan Cemetery.

Whedbee, Sarah Isabelle
Sarah Isabelle Whedbee - Fort Collins Weekly Courier - November 25, 1903 - Death of Mrs. Sarah I. Whedbee – Mrs. Sarah Isabelle Whedbee, widow of the late Calvin Whedbee and one of the pioneer women of this city, died on Saturday, November 21, at the state hospital for the insane at Pueblo. The body was brought here for burial, which took place on Monday, by her son, James C. Whedbee, former deputy water superintendent. Mrs. Whedbee was an estimable woman and had many friends in this community. A few years ago her mental faculties failed her and she was taken to the hospital at Pueblo for treatment, where she died. One son, James, alone of her immediate family, survives her.

Wheelan, Barbara Ann
Barbara Ann Wheelan - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2002 - Barbara Ann Wheelan, 70, of Pueblo, Colo., died July 21, 2002. She was born Sept. 14, 1931, in New Bedford, Mass. Preceded in death by her loving husband, George C. Wheelan Jr. Survived by her sons, George C. (DeeAnne) Wheelan III, Oklahoma, and John Wheelan, Pueblo; her daughters, Kathy (Carl) Barney, Pueblo, and Annette Wheelan, Pueblo; grandchildren, Sheyann (Shane) Sword, Washington, Adam Wheelan-Barney, Pueblo, Anthony Wheelan, Pueblo, Kim Barney, Michigan, and Nicole Barney, Michigan; great-grandchildren, Zacary Sword and Alex Sword, Washington, and Mariyah Barney and Xavion Barney, Michigan; her best friends, Madeline Terwilliger, Larry Green, Elaine Espinoza, Brenda Webb, Brittney Myers, James Avalos, and all her bingo buddies. Visitation, 2 until 7 p.m. today, July 23, 2002, Roselawn Chapel, Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2002, Roselawn Chapel, interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Wheelan, George C.
George C. Wheelan - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2000 - George C. Wheelan Jr., 73, born Nov. 9, 1926, in Pueblo, passed away July 7, 2000. Survived by loving wife, Barbara Ann Wheelan; sons, George C. (Deeanne) Wheelan III, Oklahoma, John David (Denise) Wheelan, Colorado Springs; daughters, Kathy Marie (Carl) Barney, Pueblo, and Annette Kay Wheelan, Pueblo; grandchildren, Sheyanne Marie (Shane) Sword, Washington, Adam Lawrence Wheelan Barney, Pueblo, Kim and Nicole Barney, Michigan, and Anthony Brandon Wheelan, Texas. Also survived by great-grandchildren, Zachary Taylor Sword, George Alexander Sword, Mariyah and Zavion Barney, and friends, Larry Green, Madelin Terwilliger, Peri Lou and Chuck, Brenda Webb and Shannon Marshall. Preceded in death by parents, George, Clara and Maude Wheelan; and grandson, Ron Raymond Wheelan. George was a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 FOE, VFW, DAV, Pueblo Elks No. 90, and past commander of American Legion Post No. 2. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1951 and retired from the U.S. Air Force Civil Service in 1980. Viewing, Monday, 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Wheeler , Jessica A.
Jessica Wheeler - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2002 - Age 21, born Dec. 25, 1980, departed this life on Jan. 13, 2002. Survived by her parents, Charlotte and Scott Wright; brothers, Greg, Ben and P.J.; grandmothers, Thelma Knezevich, Charlene Wright; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family and friends. Jessica worked at Rosario's. She enjoyed life and loved spending time with her family and friends. Service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Reception to follow at 400 Starlite Drive.

Wheeler, Adam
Adam Wheeler - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2004 - Adam Wheeler, 19, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord April 16, 2004. Born May 23, 1984, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by grandfather, Casey "Papo" Mihelich; and best friend, Conrad DelaTorres. Survived by fiancιe, Juanita Palomino; daughter, Jada Nicole Wheeler; father, Eddie (Leona) Wheeler; mother, Rebecca (Anthony) Trujillo; brothers, Anthony Jacob Trujillo, Jared Espinoza Wheeler; sisters, Chelsae Trujillo, Candace Wheeler; grandparents, Edward (Cecilia) Maestas, Mercy Mihelich, Mary Trujillo; special cousins, Chris and Patrick; and other aunts, uncles and cousins, all of Pueblo. Adam enjoyed living life to its fullest, socializing with his friends and spending time with family. Adam loved his special time with his Nana. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday at Romero Chapel. Officiants, Pastors Art and Lorrie Trujillo. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. Cremation has taken place.

Wheeler, Bruce D.
Bruce D. Wheeler - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 2007 - Bruce D. Wheeler, born Aug. 28, 1963, in Pueblo, passed away Dec. 31, 2006, in Pueblo. Lived most of his life in Pueblo. Preceded in death by father, Wilburn L. Wheeler; and brother, Bret A. Wheeler. Survived by mother, Anna Marie (Heddleston) Wheeler; brother Brian (Janet) Wheeler of Grand Junction; sister, Brenda (Ray) Hintz of Pueblo; numerous nieces and nephews; friends, Randy Jarrett, Rick Gillespie, Chuck and Mark Lawrence; and his cat, Baby. Bruce loved the outdoors and spent many hours in the mountains. He will be missed dearly. Donations in his name may be sent to "Dreams for Kids Network" in care of the funeral home. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, and service, 10 a.m. Thursday; both at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Terri Monroe-Wheeler and Micelle (Robert) Wheeler Dalrymple. Service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Wheeler, Emma Jean
Emma Jean Wheeler - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 1987 - Emma Jean Wheeler, late of Pueblo, died March 20, at a local hospital. Survived by husband, Lloyd H. Wheeler of the family home; daughter, Lorna Colleen (Sam) Yanchunis Fredonia, Arizona; son, Loren H. (Elaine) Wheeler, Pueblo; brother, Socorro (Madaline) Suazo, Trinidad; sister, Rachel (John) Oreskovich, Pueblo; one grandson, Jeffrey Loren Wheeler; and several nieces and nephews. Born in Trinidad on March 31, 1919, and married Aug, 12, 1951, in Raton, N.M. Resident of Pueblo for 55 years. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pueblo Stake Center Second Ward, 4720 Surfwood Lane, where the service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 23, with Ralph Tedrow giving the eulogy. Interment, Creede, Colo. Visitation, 2 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Davis-Wallin Funeral Home.

Wheeler, Henry S.
Henry S. Wheeler - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 1986 - Henry S. Wheeler, 84, of Las Animas died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1986, at Bent County Nursing Home. Survived by wife, Ruth, of the home; two sons, Ray Wheeler of Salida and Max Wheeler of Colorado Springs; one daughter, Juanita Burrows of Sheridan, Wyo.; one stepson, Robert Graham of Banning, Calif.; three sisters, Eary Lea Davis, Ozella Thomas, both of La Junta, and Lois Zeida of Wendon, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Las Animas, with Dan Flournoy of the Church of Christ in La Junta officiating. Burial will be at the Las Animas Cemetery.

Wheeler, Lloyd H.
Lloyd H. Wheeler - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 1998 - Lloyd H. Wheeler passed away Aug. 29, 1998, in Pueblo. He was born Nov. 16, 1922, in Manassa, Colo., to Horace Wheeler and Verda Smith Wheeler and had been a Pueblo resident for nearly 45 years. He was employed as a lineman for the power company. Lloyd was preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Jean Wheeler, in 1987. His survivors include his wife, Antonia of Pueblo- his children, Lorna (Sam) Yanchunis of Nevada and Loren (Diedre Mihelich) Wheeler of Pueblo- stepchildren, Norbert Perez Jr., Deborah Perez, Jeanette (Dave) Martinez and Anthony Perez- his grandchildren, Rusaty Emma Jean Wheeler, Jeff Wheeler, Scottea Mihelich, Charlotte Perez, Michael Perez, Mark Montoya, Sauana Martinez and Angelo Perez- his brother, Raymond (Donna) Wheeler- as well as numerous other relatives. Mr. Wheeler will lie in state on Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, in the Creede Cemetery in Creede, Colo. The family requests no food or flowers and asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Foundation in memory of Lloyd. The family may be contacted at 305 Lake Ave.

Wheeler, Martin W.
Martin W. Wheeler - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 1986 - Martin W. Wheeler, 79, of Route 1, Las Animas, died Sept. 27, 1986, at his home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Church of the Nazarene, Las Animas. Interment, Las Animas Cemetery. Family respectfully requests memorials to the American Cancer Society of First Church of the Nazarene through the Las Animas National Bank.

Wheeler, Quintillie J.
Quintillie J. Wheeler - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 1987 - Quintillie J. Wheeler, 76, passed away June 14, 1987. Mrs. Wheeler is survived by two children, Loretta (Charles) McCune of Pueblo, Dorothy (Clayton) Ages of Minnesota; four grandchildren, Janet Bowman, Montey Ages, Bonnie Kerns, Debra Ages; four great-grandchildren, Charles Atkins, Janelle Bowman, Andy Bowman and Manyon Ages. She also is survived by one brother, James (Lucille) Randall of Oklahoma; three sisters, Thelma Cockrell of Oklahoma, Darlene (James) McQuay of Texas, Arlene Randall; and numerous other relatives. Mrs. Wheeler was born on Feb. 1, 1911, in Okarcha, Okla., and was a Pueblo resident for the past 32 years. Visitation hours from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home. Graveside service at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 18, 1987, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Entombment, Last Supper Mausoleum, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to American Cancer Society through the funeral home office.

Wheeler, Roy B.
Roy B. Wheeler - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2004 - Roy B. Wheeler, 89, passed away May 22, 2004. Survived by his wife, Thelma of the family home; daughters, Carol Ann Wheeler of Pueblo and Janet (Don) Honey of La Junta; grandchildren, Jace (Lesli) Honey, Keo (Jennifer) Honey, Cassie (Brian) Elder and Rory Wheeler; and 10 grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, stepmother; and two sisters, Ruth Bode and Ethel Fishback. Born to Oscar and Mary Wheeler, Aug. 24, 1914, in Pueblo. Roy and Thelma were married on July 4, 1941, and celebrated 63 years of marriage. They were former residents of La Junta, where Roy was a member of the Euclid Lodge No. 64, AF&AM. He worked for the Keebler Co. as a cookie salesman until his retirement, was an avid Broncos fan, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 27, 2004, at the First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th, with the Rev. Suzanne L. D'Spain officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or Arkansas Valley Hospice through the funeral home. The family would like to thank the staff at University Park Care Center for their care, love and support for Roy and his family.

Wheeler, Ruth
Ruth Wheeler - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 1998 - Ruth Wheeler, 91, of Las Animas passed away at her home, Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998, at the Church of Christ in Las Animas. Interment will be in the Las Animas Cemetery.

Wheeler, Wilburn L.
Wilburn L. Wheeler - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 2003 - Wilburn L. Wheeler, 68, passed away unexpectedly on May 6, 2003. He was born Feb. 15, 1935, in Post, Texas. He moved to Colorado after his graduation from Post High School in 1953. Wilburn first worked for the state of Colorado for the State Highway Department. In 1960, he joined the Colorado State Patrol. In 1978, he was one of four officers selected to start a new section within the patrol as a technician with the Auto Theft and Drug Interdiction Unit. He retired in 1994 with Badge No. 1. His wife, Anna Marie survives him. They were married Friday, July 13, 1956, and would have celebrated their 47th anniversary this year. Also survived by children, Brian (Janet) of Grand Junction, Brenda (Raymond) Hintz and Bruce of Pueblo; grandchildren, Brandy (Eric) Hanna of Pueblo, Brian Kenneth Wheeler of Avondale, Laurice, Daniel and David Hintz of Pueblo, and Keith (Nicole) Leech of Grand Junction; great-grandchildren, Jaycee, Kacee, Lacee, Austin and Brenden; extended family, Terri Monroe-Wheeler of Avondale, Michelle (Robert) Dalrymple of Pueblo; two brothers, three sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. A son, Bret preceded him in death in 1995. He will be missed. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made through the funeral home office to Dreams For Kids in his memory.

Wheelock, Anna S.
Anna Susan Wheelock - Huerfano World - July 7, 1994 - Anna Susan Wheelock, 88, of Walsenburg, died Tuesday, June 29, 1994 in Huerfano Medical Center where she had been a patient. Born Sept. 4, 1905 in Trinidad, she was the daughter of Michael J. and Caroline Graf Kane. Survivors include her husband, Walter, Walsenburg; three sisters, Blanche McKeown, California, Carrie Oberosler, Trinidad and Gertrude McDonald, Raton, NM. Funeral service was from Boies Almont Tuesday. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Wheelock, George W. Jr.
George W. Wheelock Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 2002 - George W. Wheelock Jr. passed away Feb. 1, 2002, in Pueblo. George was born June 14, 1944, in Washington, Kan., to George and Audrey Wheelock. He attended schools in Cheyenne, Wyo., before moving to Sidney, Neb., where he graduated in 1962. In 1963 he married Marie Valdez and was a cook at the Sidney East Side Cafe until they moved to Pueblo in 1965. In Pueblo, George was employed as a security guard at the Colorado State Hospital for 35 years before retiring in 2001. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and off-road racing with his friends Kenny Gomez, Fernando and Elfido Salazar, Henry Evans, Edolph Borrego and Andy Phillips. He served as a volunteer at Pueblo Horizons Federal Credit Union for 20 years. George served on the credit committee from 1982 to 1993 and was elected to the board of directors in 1994. At the time of his death, George was chairman of the board of directors, having served in that position since 1997. He also served as chairman of the asset liability management (ALM) committee. He was a very dedicated and active volunteer who was committed to serving the credit union and their membership. His fellow board and committee members, the management and staff of the credit union and members of Pueblo Horizons Federal Credit Union will sadly miss his leadership, his dedication and his friendship. George was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Marie Teresa Valdez Wheelock; and brothers-in-law, Dennis Gasseling and Orland "Tiny" Prentice. He is survived by his daughters, Teresa Marie Carillo Wheelock, of Kansas, and Denise (Roque) Estrada, of Texas, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also survived by his siblings, Sheila (Roger) Conley, of Nebraska, Kathy Prentice, of Kansas, Cindy Golden, of Nebraska, Sandra Wheelock, of Nebraska, Jim (Sue) Wheelock, of Sterling, Colo., Beth (Duane) Kind, of Nebraska, Mary (John) Weber, of Georgia, John (Lisa) Wheelock, of Nebraska, Robert Wheelock, of Oklahoma, and Tim (Lisa) Wheelock, of Nebraska; 27 nieces and nephews; 29 great-nieces and nephews; and one great-great niece. No viewing, cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment of the cremated remains will be in Potter Cemetery, Potter, Neb.

Whelan, Anna Barbara
Anna Barbara Whelan - Pueblo Chieftain - June 6, 1939 - Anna Barbara Whelan, at 1530 Claremont Monday evening. Mother of Dey F. Whelan and Mrs. George Stevenson of Pueblo; Arthur of California and Jack of Nevada. Grandmother of Arleen, Robert, Marjorie Ann and Charleen, Cousin of Tena Mongerson of Paxico, Kan. Member of St. Frances Xavier church and the War Mothers. Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain - June 7, 1939 - Mrs. Anna B. Whelan time of services to be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain - June 8, 1939, Mrs. Anna B. Whelan, services Rouch chapel Thursday at 2:30 p.m. The War Mothers will give their service at the grave in Roselawn cemetery.

Whelan, Jack H.
Jack H. Whelan - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 1950 - Jack H. Whelan, resident of Pueblo until his removal to California about twenty-five years ago, passed away in Los Angeles Sunday. Brother of Arthur Whelan of Los Angeles, Mrs. George S. Stevenson and Dey F. Whelan, Pueblo. Member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks. The remains of Mr. Whelan will arrive in Pueblo Wednesday and the time of service and interment will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1950 - H. Jack Whelan. Private graveside services Roselawn cemetery Thursday at 2 p.m. Friends are requested to kindly omit flowers.

Whelan, John
John Whelan - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 1955 - John Whelan, Sept. 22. Brother of Mrs. Kathleen Harris, Mrs. Mamie Slimmer, Mrs. Helen Mark Burris and T. H. Whelan. Announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 1955. Requiem Mass Monday St. Patrick Church 9 a.m. To Roselawn.

Whelan, Richard Francis
Richard Francis Whelan - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1925 - Richard Francis Whelan, age 19, died Thursday at the family home, 1528 Routt Ave. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen No. 7111 and an active member of St. Francis Xavier church. He is survived by his mother. The body is being cared for at the Geo. F. McCarthy Funeral home and the funeral announcements will be made later.

Whelan, Sarah E.
Sarah E. Whelan - Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 1936 - Sarah Whalen, 68, of 1131 Elm, Dec. 8, at local hospital. Mother of Mrs. Kathleen [Kathrine] Harris, Mrs. Mayme [Mamie] Slimmer, John Whalen, all of Pueblo; Mrs. Helen Burris, Gardena, Calif., and Thomas Whalen, Fort Logan. Announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 1936 - Sarah E. Whalen services Thursday, 8:30 a.m., our chapel [George F. McCarthy Funeral Home], 9 a.m. St. Patrick's church. To Roselawn.

Whelan, Thomas
Thomas Whelan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 1931 - Thomas Whelan, 65, of 1131 Elm street, died Tuesday morning at a local hospital. Mr. Whelan was a resident of Pueblo for the past 60 years and a member of St. Patrick's church. He was an employee of the southside water works and is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah Whelan; two sons, Thomas and John; three daughters, Mrs. R. B. Burris, Mrs. George Simmer [Slimmer], and Catherine Whelan, all of Pueblo. Funeral announcements will be made alter by the Geo. F. McCarthy Funeral home. Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 1931 - The funeral of Thomas Whelan will take place Saturday at 7:30 a.m. from the Geo. F. McCarthy chapel and at 8 o'clock from St. Patrick's church. Recitation of the Holy Rosary Friday at 7 p.m. in the Geo. F. McCarthy chapel. Interment in Roselawn.

Whetstone, Florence E.
Florence E. Whetstone - Pueblo Chieftain - December 1, 1947 - Funeral - Miss Florence E. Whetstone, Saturday Nov. 29 at Denver. Daughter of Mrs. Delia E. Whetstone, Pueblo, Elbert D. Whetstone, Denver. Sister of Mrs. Ray McIntyre, Mrs. Stanley Ryan Jr., and Loren Whetstone, Pueblo, Mrs. Steve Kanos, Forrest and Elbert Whetstone of Denver, Mrs. Blaine Sickels, Boulder, Colo. Attended the First Methodist church in Pueblo. Member of Adah chapter No. 34, O.E.S. Service Tuesday 3 p.m. Howard mortuary, East Denver. Chapter No. 123 O.E.S. will conduct services. To Crown Hill Memorial Park. Davis Mortuary.

Whetstone, Mary
Mary Whetstone - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2003 - Mary Whetstone, 81, born Sept. 11, 1921, passed away June 12, 2003. Preceded in death by her son, Gerald Allen Turner; husband, Loren Whetstone; first husband, George Robert Turner; and grandson, Ricky James Turner. She is survived by her children, Robert (Sandy) Turner, Judy (Ed) Ruehlen, Rebecca Sue Conine, Charles Leonard Turner and Loren Whetstone Jr. Grandmother of K. Andrew (Shani) Turner, Allan A. (Patty) Turner, Rachelle B. (Tony) Rodman-Huckabey, Ronald L. (Lisa) Ruehlen, Debra Kay (Mike) Simmers, Leslie Sue (Jack) Oreskovich, Breeann Jones, Zachary Johnson, Tawny Turner and C.J. Turner. Also survived by 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Leona Mann and Lequita Hull; and brother, Allen Feaster. Mary enjoyed doing arts and crafts and was very creative, especially the handmade quilts she made for her children. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and was a loving person. At her request, cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. The family would like to thank University Park Care Center and Life Care Center of Pueblo for their wonderful care of Mary.

Whiles, William
William Whiles - Huerfano World - July 18, 1991 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1905: William Whiles, father of Superintendent Ernest H. Whiles, was killed in a mining accident in the Rocky Mountain mine. [Editor's Note: William Whiles died July 17, 1905. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, July 18, 1905, Page 1.]

Whipple, Cephas
Dr. Cephas Whipple – Colorado Weekly Chieftain – February 7, 1878 – Dr. Cephas Whipple died at Chico yesterday morning at the residence of his son, C. S. Whipple, formerly of this city. Dr. Whipple was an asthmatic, and came to Pueblo four years ago for the benefit of this health, which greatly improved during his residence here, and his death is more attributable to the natural affirmities of age than to any particular form of disease. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity for over thirty years, and leaves a son and three daughters - the latter residing in Wisconsin.

Whisel, Darcy E.
Darcy E. Whisel - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2000 - Darcy E. Whisel, 48, passed away March 17, 2000. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Whitaker, Carolyn Rachel
Carolyn Rachel Chavez Whitaker - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 1987 - Carolyn Rachel Chavez Whitaker, 212 E. 52nd Ave., Denver, departed this life June 6, 1987, at Denver General Hospital. Born Feb. 20, 1940, in Pueblo she was employed by the Cherry Creek Inn. Survived by her children, Michael Robert Dunn, Denver, Dolores (Frank) Medina, Pueblo, Diane Oliver (Michael) Carson, Janet Steele, both of Denver; stepchildren, Bobby, Jackie, Vida Whitaker, all of Denver; two sisters, Becky (Richard) DeHerrera, Delphine (Donald) Medina, both of Pueblo; brother, Frank (Ruth) Chavez, Englewood; two stepsisters, Pauline Sisneros, Denver, Frances Gerone, and brother, Gilbert Montoya, both of Pueblo; 15 grandchildren; devoted friends, David and Emma "Squeaky" Moore, Grand Junction; and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Thursday, both services, St. Francis Xavier Church, the Rev. Edward G. Pettit, celebrant. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 2119 E. Fifth, home of Elizabeth Gurule.

Whitaker, L. D.
L. D. Whitaker - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1925 - Died - L. D. Whitaker, age 57 years, died at a local hospital July 23. He is survived by his brother, A.W. Whitaker of Memphis, Tenn. The body is being cared for at the United Vories parlors. Funeral announcement later.

Whitcomb, Nona Hazel
Nona Hazel Camp Provost Whitcomb - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2007 - Nona Hazel Camp Provost Whitcomb passed away Oct. 15, 2007, and is survived by two children, Calvin (Tommie) Provost of Charleston, S.C. and Darlene (Howard) Ealey of Rye, Colo. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, Stephanie (Steven) Weatherspoon, Jeffrey (Felicia) Provost, Ronnie (Jill) Provost, David (April) Provost, Robert Provost, Shauna (Chauncy) Bjork, Melissa (Eric) Bringhurst, Melanie (Ryan) Smith, Stacy (Kurt) Oaks, and Amanda (Anthony) Vermillion; twelve great-grandchildren, Hannah, Lizzie, Gordon, Ben, and Claire Weatherspoon, Jeffrey Provost, Preston and Parker Smith, Chloe and Emily Bjork, Olivia and Carley Bringhurst; two sisters, Audrey Neill and Elaine (Leroy) Doudy; and brother, Eldon "Bud" (Eleanor) Camp; special uncles and aunt, Horace Rumsey, Leonard and Mildred Rumsey; and many nephews and nieces. Nona was born March 2, 1929, in Romeo, Colo., to Clarence and Zettie Rumsey Camp who preceded her in death. She married Moine L. Provost in 1946 and they resided with their children in the San Luis Valley until moving to Pueblo in 1958. Moine preceded her in death in 1973. She married second husband, Wayne E. Whitcomb in 1979 who also preceded her in death in 2002. Nona worked at the Valley Courier newspaper while living in the San Luis Valley. She proudly received two consecutive college degrees from SCSC in 1970: an RN degree as well as a Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science. She worked at the Colorado State Hospital, Children's Center, first as a psychiatric technician and later as head RN, retiring in 1979, and had many special friends with whom she still kept in touch. She also had many special friends in her Penguin Club with whom she swam and shared many fun-filled luncheons. A lifetime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a member of the Pueblo Ward for 50 years, she served the church in many different capacities and loved giving of herself. Her family would like to thank Dr. Stephen Vialpando and wife Debbie who cared so well for her for over 25 years, Dr. Lane, all the many caring staff at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on 4700, the Wound Care Center staff who went above and beyond for her, the respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, and transport staff, the wonderful home health nurses of Centura Health at Home for making her as comfortable as possible through the last four months. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pueblo Stake Center, 4720 Surfwood, conducted by Bishop Tony Roberts. A short viewing will be held at the church 9 to 10 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Whitcomb, Wayne E.
Wayne E. Whitcomb - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2002 - Age 76, passed away Jan. 14, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Nov. 11, 1925, in Lincoln, Neb., to Frank and Elva Whitcomb, who preceded him along with brothers, William and Robert, and a sister, Lorrie Rhodes. Survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Nona Whitcomb; children, Ron (Chrissy) Olson of Wisconsin, Calvin (Tommie) Provost of South Carolina, Darlene (Howard) Ealey of Rye, Colo.; grandchildren, Aaron, Stephanie (Steven), Jeffrey (Felicia), Robert, Ronnie (Amanda), David, Shauna (Chauncy), Melissa, Melanie (Ryan), Amanda; and four great-grandchildren; aunt, Mable Meeske of Nebraska; and brother, Jack (Audrey) Shinn of Idaho. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood Lane. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society in his name through the funeral home office. A special thanks to Dr. Vialpando and the staff at Life Care Center.

White, Amelia Elizabeth
Amelia Elizabeth White - Pueblo Chieftain - September 01, 1997 - Amelia Elizabeth White, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away in her Pueblo home on Sunday, Aug. 31, 1997, following a short illness. She was 88. She was born in Burlingame, Kan., on Oct. 16, 1908, to Q.V. and Theodore Henry Bierman, and had three brothers, Jake, Theodore and Carl, all of whom have preceded her in death. At age 10 she moved to Wichita and lived there until 1925, when she moved to Pueblo. She graduated from Central High School and at age 17 she applied to become a nurse at Parkview Episcopal Hospital, working there as a private and general duty nurse. After graduating from nurse's training and passing the state board exam, she traveled to Chicago for additional training. She also participated in the Work Progress Administration (WPA) project in 1932, working as a nurse in Monte Vista, Colo. She served as a nurse through the 1930s. She married Johnny Ryan, a switch tender and switchman on the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, on Dec. 17, 1932. He died in a railroad accident on March 24, 1948. She married Glenn Robert White, a CF&I employee for 30 years, on April 11, 1949, in Colorado Springs. He preceded her in death in 1977. Since 1937, she had lived in her home on Harvard Avenue. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She is survived by four daughters, Beth (Robert) Cochran, Joyce (Merlin) Daberkow, Sharon (Chuck) Ferguson and Sidnee (Greg) Brummett, all of Pueblo, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family requests that donations be sent to Trinity Lutheran School in memory of Amelia White. The family may be contacted at 196 Harvard Ave. in Pueblo. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

White, Andrillita M.
Andrillita M. White - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - March 20, 1997 - Andrillita M. White, 90, a retired performer and homemaker, died Dec. 14, 1996, in Mesa, Ariz. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Inurnment will be at Shrine of Remembrance Chapel Mausoleum. Mrs. White was born April 11, 1906, in Walsenburg to Emilio and Rosenda (Hurtado) Chavez, who are deceased. She is survived by a brother, Sammy Bara of Monte Vista. Mrs. White lived in Colorado Springs from 1958 to 1961.

White, Archie A.
Archie A. White - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 1986 - Archie A. White, 76, longtime Las Animas resident, died Aug. 9, 1986, in Fort Collins. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Griffy-Horber Funeral Chapel, Las Animas. Interment, Las Animas Cemetery.

White, Clarice Marie Lee
Clarice Marie Lee White - Pueblo Chieftain - June 05, 2002 - Clarice Marie Lee White, 64, departed this life May 31, 2002, in an Aurora Nursing Center. Born March 16, 1938, in Waco, Texas, she was retired from Pueblo School District 60. She also was a CNA. Preceded in death by parents, William and Clara Belle Hackworth Lee. Survived by her children, Jacquline White, Bruce (Annette) White, Lori White Johnson, Bertram (Eva) White, Veronica White Brooks, Shelia (Michael Thomas) White; siblings, Evelyn (Horace) Vonner, Ruby McClyde, Elno (Judge) McDonald, Rosia Pratt, Patricia Mance, Annie Harris, Bobby Lee, Shelly Lee; an uncle, Haywood Alton; grandchildren, LaKisha Gresham, Maurice White, Tia White, Danielle White, Tiphanie Thomas, Alisha Johnson, Natosha Thomas, Janette Stanley, Wesely White, Reniece Johnson and Kassaundra Brooks; former husband, Willie White; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Eighth Street Baptist Church. Rev. Stev Mack officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

White, Cole
Cole Cassian White - Pueblo Chieftain - November 9, 2006 - Cole Cassian White, Our Little Angel, passed away Nov. 6, 2006. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul and Mary Garcia, Mildred V. Baker, James L. (Irene) White, Paul (Agapita) Garcia, Felipe (Ausencia) Godinez. Survived by his parents, Victor Damien and Paulette Marie White; brother, Zachary Paul Baker; sisters, Micaela Marie Baker and Carly Ryan Baker; grandparents, James L. (Beverly) White; aunts and uncles, Ranald (Linda), James W. (Noel) White, Paul, Rick (Kathy), Pat (Melissa), Chris (Theresa) Garcia, Cecily (Bob) Donovan; and many uncles, aunts and cousins. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at 5131 Sonoma Drive after the service.

White, Crum
Crum White - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 1932 - Crum White, of 1740 East Fourth street, brother of L. J. White, uncle of Mrs. Thomas Mohole of Oakland, Calif., Mrs. Minnie Morrow and Valentine Morrow of Denver, Mrs. Edna Soloman of Wenatchee, Wash. Services Friday, 2 p.m. chapel.

White, Daniel
Daniel White - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - July 11, 1919 - Daniel White, age 64, a farmer residing near Pueblo, in the Vineland district, was instantly killed when he was struck by a Missouri Pacific passenger train near his home.

White, Daniel L.
S-Sgt. Daniel L. White - Huerfano World - June 7, 1990 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1945: Reported killed in action are Pfc. Bernard Duran of Butte Valley and S-Sgt. Daniel L. White, Walsenburg.

White, Donald E.
Donald E. White - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2000 - Donald E. White of Pueblo, passed away May 21, 2000. Mr. White was a carpenter by trade and spent his entire lifetime working at his chosen profession. His hobbies included fishing, hunting and camping. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, the American Legion and VFW No. 61. Preceded in death by his parents, a brother and one sister. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Pauline; children, Donna Furrer, Nancy (Butch) LaDuke, Mary Ann (Elmer) Towner, Rocky L. (Robin L.) White, Carey (Norman) Labbe and Terry (Benny) Hill; 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four brothers; one sister; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation at the funeral home from 2 until 7 p.m. today. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow interment at Park Hill Christian Church, 1401 E. Seventh.

White, Edwin T.
Edwin T. White - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2006 - Edwin T. White, born June 19, 1939. passed away May 15, 2006, following a brief illness with cancer. Predeceased by parents, Katherine, Russell (Helen) White; son, Mikie Shiplet; in-laws, Fred, Dorothy and Freddie Lee Haling. Survived by wife, Shirley J. White; children, Kim Pike, Tracy (Jim) Sullivan; grandchildren, Kris (Ryan), Keli (Sean), B.J. (Raquel) and Cory; great-granddaughter, Tegan; brother, Steve (Terry) White; brother-in-law, Bill Haling. Ed worked in Purchasing for Parkview Hospital. He enjoyed fishing, his canine companion, Toby, and took great pride in keeping his home and yard in tiptop shape. Ed will be deeply missed by many friends, family and co-workers. In lieu of flowers and food, please make donations to Frontier Hospice, with a special thank you to all at Frontier Hospice and Pueblo Extended Care. Per Ed's request, no services; cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at the Family Home.

White, Elmo W.
Elmo W. White - Huerfano World - August 13, 1987 - This Week in La Veta History - 1957: Elmo W. White, 68, died at his La Chacra Lodge in Cuchara Camps. [Editor's Note: Elmo W. White died August 10, 1957. Obituary listed World Independent, August 12, 1957, Page 1.]

White, Frank
Frank White - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2001 - Age 93, of Del Norte, Colo. Funeral service, 10 a.m. today at the Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Del Norte.

White, Frank E.
Frank E. White - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1998 - Frank E. White, 84, passed away July 6, 1998. Survived by his wife, Rose White, of the family home- and children, Patricia J. White, Denver, Mary (Dennis) Cornell, Pueblo- and their children, Dane and Drew, Norma (Mel) Hale, and Charles (Leslie) Chigro. Also survived by brothers, Bernard O. (Margaret) White, and George J. (Stella) White- numerous grandchildren- nieces- nephews- and other relatives and friends. Mr. White was a World War II U.S. Air Corp Veteran, who worked as a fireman for the city of Pueblo retiring in 1964, and was also retired from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. He was Past President of the Senior Coalition Action Network and American Association for Retired Persons, and was a member of the Civil Service Commission, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, National Council for Senior Citizens and the Disabled American Veterans. Visitation, Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m. and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Friday, 2 p.m., St. Patrick Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Pueblo YMCA or the American Heart Association.

White, Frederick W. Jr.
Fred W. White Jr. – Durango Democrat – May 16, 1903 – Fred W. White, Jr., Passes Away – Well Known Newspaper Man of Pueblo a Victim of Kidney Trouble – Pueblo, May 15 – Fred W. White, Jr., manager of the Star-Journal, and a former well known newspaper man of Denver, Colorado Springs and Leadville, died at the St. Mary sanitarium, aged 33 (38?) years, at 5.15 o'clock this morning. Mr. White was stricken with typhoid fever about ten weeks ago and up to two weeks ago was said to be recovering. Kidney trouble developed at that time, and his decline was slow and gradual. Mr. White was the son of Frederick W. White, the well known dramatic critic and newspaper writer of the Denver Post. He is survived by a wife and two small children, also a mother, father, three brothers and two sisters, residing in Denver. The remains will be sent to Denver tomorrow morning and the burial will take place there on Saturday afternoon. Wray Rattler - May 22, 1903 - Frederick W. White, Jr., manager of the Pueblo Star-Journal, died at St. Mary's hospital in Pueblo, May 4th, after a ten-weeks' illness of typhoid fever.

White, Helen
Helen (Lavon) White - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2001 - Helen Lavon White, from Wrangell, Alaska, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 18, 2001, from an extended illness with cancer. She was at their second home in Seattle, Wash., being attended by family. Lavon was born in Garden City, Kan. on Feb. 15, 1931, raised and married in Pueblo, Colo., and moved to Wrangell, Alaska, in 1968 with her husband, Clifford White. They were married 52 years, with a son, Mark White, residing in Pueblo, and a daughter, Diane Lightner, in Wrangell. Lavon is also survived by grandchildren, Amanda, James and Jillian White; brother, Kenneth Hopper; sister, MaryEllen Hopper; and stepmother, Alma Hopper, all in Colorado. In Colorado, Lavon was active as a swimming instructor and swim team coach at the YWCA Pueblo. She was awarded a trophy in 1968 for highest performance per swimmer for her team at the citywide competitions in Pueblo. Her teams were noted for having high achievers as individual performers, even though the team size was small. Lavon was typical of the type of woman that you would expect to meet in Alaska. She loved the outdoors, was self-motivated, fun to be with and turned work into pleasure. She was an accomplished artist, having won several awards for her paintings, and known for her work as an Alaskan artist and teacher. Memorial services will be held in Wrangell, with arrangements pending.

White, Howard
Howard White - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 1986 - Howard White, 67, of Punta Gorda, Fla., formerly of 1916 Driftwood, Pueblo, entered into eternal life, June 23, 1986. Survived by wife, Mary; two sons, Bill White, Dayton, Ohio; and Howard Jr., Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters, Kathryn Michael, Wixom, Mich.; and Opal (Ralph) Mitchell, Pueblo; brother-in-law, James Steinle, Ohio; several nieces and nephews, including Frank Ben Mitchell of 14 Purdue, Pueblo; and many close friends and neighbors. Howard served overseas during World War II. He was employed as a crane man at CF&I for 28 years, retiring in 1980. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church for many years. Predeceased by parents, Frank and Ruby White; sister, Dorothy Steinle, 66, passed away May 20, 1986. Services pending in Greenville, Ohio. Contributions may be made in Howard's name to the American Cancer Society, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo.

White, Irene
Irene White - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 1986 - Irene White, a Pueblo resident since 1932, late of 1029 W. 14th, passed away June 29, 1986. Mrs. White attended the First Baptist Church, and was a member of the P.E.R.A. and the A.A.R.P. She is survived by her husband, James L. White, to whom she would have been married for 54 years, June 30, 1986; one son, James L. (Beverly) White of Pueblo; three grandson, Victor, Ranald, and Warren White; two sisters, Alice Stallons and Commie West, both of Kentucky; and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with Dr. David E. Horton of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make donations to the American Lung Association, through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 301 Dupps Ave.

White, Irene J.
Irene J. White - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2000 - Irene J. White, 89, passed away Nov. 9, 2000, in Pueblo. Among her survivors is her daughter, Theona (William) Keller of Pueblo. Services will be held in Augusta, Kan.

White, James C.
James C. White - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 1987 - James C. White, 71, Bellvue, Colo., and formerly of Pueblo, died April 11, 1987. He was a trucker and foreman for Weicker Transportation and Storage in Denver. Prior to that he worked in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, California and other states as a miner. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Bellvue. He is survived by wife, Edith White, Bellvue; daughter, Gloria Jean Sawin, Vanita, Okla.; stepdaughters, Polly Anne Bergtold, Gaithersburg, Md., and Evelyn R. Harris, Cheyenne, Wyo.; brother, Fishburn White, Odessa, Texas; sisters, Norm a Grace Paden, and Cathleen Wylie, both of Denver; a grandchild, and three step-grandchildren. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, Goodrich Chapel, with John Horton officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Friday, at Imperial Cemetery, Pueblo.

White, Janelle L.
Janelle L. White - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 1998 - Janelle L. White, 39, born April 6, 1959, passed away Sept. 29, 1998. Survived by her husband, Robert White- sons, Brodie and Cody White- daughter, Jodi White- parents, Dean and Norma Parkhurst- father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Frances White- brother, Marty (Nanci) Parkhurst, all of Pueblo- and sister, Donna (Martin) Gray of Murray, Utah. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood Lane. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Janelle White Cancer Research Fund at US Bank. Visitation, Thursday, noon to 8 p.m.

White, Jefferson D.
Jefferson D. (Buck) White - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 1999 - Jefferson D. (Buck) White, 91, of Pueblo, born June 11, 1907, passed away Jan. 6, 1999. Predeceased by wives, Margaret Morgan White, in 1948, and Joann Nelson White in 1988- and by nine sisters and three brothers. Survived by daughter, Patricia (Russell) Weiler- and grandchildren, Russell (Karen) Weiler, Peggy (Ron) Mullin and Nancy (Jerry) Sutton. Also survived by brothers, Lonny White, Pearcy, Ark., and Clyde White of Squaw Valley, Calif.- great-grandchildren, Jamie and Robby Mullin, Molly and Matt Weiler, and Christopher and Amanda Sutton. He came to Colorado in 1925 and worked for 42 years to retire from CF&I, open hearth. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Meals on Wheels. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 1-5 p.m. Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

White, John B.
John B. White - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 1991 - John B. White passed away Nov. 18, 1991, at his home in Gulnare, Colo. Arrangements are pending. Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1991 - John B. White passed away Nov. 18, 1991, at his home in Gulnare. He was born March 3, 1924, in Meeker, Colo.; John has resided in Gulnare for the past three years. He is survived by his wife, Anita, of Gulnare; one son, Jack McKinnley of New Mexico; four daughters, Anita and Laheeta White, both of Gulnare, and Cindy and Penny McKinnley; two brothers, Charles (Jenalee) White of California, Joe (Margie) White of Canon City; four sisters, Annie (Stanley) Moore of Pueblo, Georgie (Richard) Meadows of Springfield, Colo., Marie Terpning, and Barbara (Willis) Cole, both of Oregon, as well as his brother-in-law, Don Horn of Pueblo. At his request, no viewing. Cremation in the Davies Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, 1991, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Harold Tuttle of the Lake Avenue Baptist Church officiating.

White, John B. Jr.
John B. White Jr. - Huerfano World - December 21, 2000 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1943: Mrs. John B. White Jr. of Walsenburg was given a Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster for her husband who is missing in action in Europe.

White, John Mason
John Mason White – Knoxville News Sentinel – July 3, 2004 - John Mason White, age 65 passed away suddenly on Wednesday June 30, 2004 at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee. He was retired and enjoyed being Santa's helper, genealogy research and was an avid woodworker. He was preceded in death by his parents Donald W. and Lillian B. White of Pueblo; Brother Charles D.; Daughter Kesia Marie and grand daughter Shelli C. Sears. His is survived by his wife of 27 1/2 years, Colleen C.; Daughter Vikki Lynn Green of Knoxville; Daughter RaeDeene Taylor of California; Son John M. II of Oregon; son Kevin P. of Washington; son Shawn D. of Washington; son William M. of Washington and son Aaron C. of Oregon; 2 Brothers, 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and many dear friends and relatives. The family will hold a private memorial service in Corryton, TN on Sunday July 4, 2004. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association in Memory of Mr. White. Arrangements made by Cremation Options, Inc., Knoxville, 865-693-2273.

White, Katheryn L.
Katheryn L. White - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 1987 - Katheryn L. White of Pueblo, Colo., went to be with her Lord unexpectedly Dec. 21, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital. She was born June 24, 1929, in Brighton, Mo., and settled in Pueblo with her parents in 1934. She was the eldest surviving charter member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Pueblo. She retired with 35 years of career employment from Mountain Bell Telephone Company in 1982. Since that time, she had served as a volunteer Blue Lady in the Parkview Episcopal Hospital Auxiliary. She was a past president of the telephone employees' Pioneers organization and served on the board of directors for the Decibel Credit Union. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby C. White, in 1963. She is survived by her daughter, Renee M (Bruce) Watkins, and her two grandchildren, Catheryn and Bobby Watkins, who currently are residing in Germany. She also was preceded in death by her father, Archie T. Hamm, in 1970. She is survived by her mother, Hazel L. Hamm; her brothers and sisters, Bobbi L. (Otto) Laursen, George T. Hamm, Rex L. (Donna) Hamm, Aline I. Degolier, Elmer L. Hamm of Greeley, Colo., Patricia D. (Carl) Home, James A. Hamm; and numerous aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. In honor of Katheryn's request, there will be no ceremony or services. The family may be contacted at 1612 E. 15th St., home of her mother, Hazel L. Hamm.

White, Larry A.
Larry A. White - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2006 - Larry A. White, 66, passed away on July 22, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents and survived by his wife of 17 years, Anita; stepchildren, Tom Kalesti and Chris (Dave) Martinez; sister, Shirley Bacon; brother, Jim (Linda) White; several nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2006, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

White, Lourinda
Mrs. Lourinda White - Pueblo Chieftain - March 7, 1914 - Dies at age of 94 - Mrs. Lourinda White Passes Away as Result of Inhaling Smoke from Fire - Mrs. Lourinda White, probably the oldest woman in Pueblo County, died last night at the home of her son east of Pueblo at the age of 94 years. Not only was she of extreme age, but she was also one of the oldest settlers of this county and city coming here in 1868. She resided in Pueblo for a period of six years, afterwards moving to the large cattle ranch, where she has since resided. The death of Mrs. White was largely due to exposure during a fire of several weeks ago which destroyed the ranch house of her son, Crum White. She inhaled some of the smoke before being removed from the building and never recovered from its effects. The deceased was a member of the Baptist church for a number of years. She is survived by four sons and one daughter, T. T. White, R. C. White, L. C. White, L. J. White and Mrs. Maude Looney, all of whom reside in Pueblo County on ranches. The remains were removed from the ranch to McCarthy's Undertaking parlors. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 1914 - Mrs. Lourinda White - The funeral will take place Monday at 2 p.m. from the McCarthy funeral chapel. Rev. W. T. Hilton will conduct the service. Interment will be in the family lot at the North Side cemetery.

White, Mary Alicia
Mary Alicia White - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2005 - Mary Alicia White received by the Lord on May 26, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. Born June 15, 1935, in Pueblo, to Joseph and Maria Valdez, who preceded her along with her loving husband, Dick White; son, Herbert Joseph White; sisters, Theresa Cheshire, Helen King; and stepbrother, Fidel Valdez. Survived by her children, Cindi (Rex) Childers, Dick (Loretta) White Jr., Rodney White, Tracy (Duane) Ammeter Sr., Bob White; grandchildren, Clint, Marene, Amanda, Natalie, Duane Jr., Shelby; siblings, Joe (Frances) Valdez, Pime (Sally) Valdez, Mike Valdez, Ann Ryan, Esther Johnson; and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Mary will be missed greatly by her family after her courageous battle against cancer. Per her request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory through the funeral home office.

White, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth White - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 2000 - Mary Elizabeth White, 70, passed away Oct. 4, 2000, in Canon City. Survived by loving husband of 55 years, George White. Also survived by children, Susan (George) Kratzer, Dennis (DJ) White and Donna (John) Galvagni; grandchildren, Frank (Sheila) Wirch, Robert Wirch, Rebecca White, Jenny-Rose and Bridget White; great-grandchildren, Emerauld, Fransesca and Madeleine Wirch. Preceded in death by parents, H.F. "Pete" and Bertie Hale; brother, Clifford Moore; daughter, Linda C. Richardson; father and mother-in-law, Ted and Omega White. Elizabeth was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother whose love and caring will be sadly missed by all whom she touched. Viewing Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Graveside service Monday, 3 p.m. at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the Imperial Reception Hall immediately following the service. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice West through the funeral home office.

White, Millye C.
Millye C. White - Dominion Post - November 1, 2003 - Morgantown, WV - Millye C. White, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., and came here in 1952, from Trinidad, Colo. She was co-owner and operator of the Star Motel on Fourth Street in St. Petersburg. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Millard C. White of St. Petersburg, formerly of Kingwood; one son James R. Coyle, of Atlanta, Ga., daughter-in-law, Donna O. Coyle, and two granddaughters, Hannah L. Coyle and Elizabeth A. Coyle, of Gilbert, S.C. She is also survived by a stepdaughter and husband, Carole and Clem White, of St. Petersburg, step-granddaughter and husband, Donna and Robert Story, and step-great grandson, Matthew Story, of Oviedo, Fla. and nieces and nephews. Mrs. White was preceded in death by Rembert Coyle, her first husband of 40 years. Visitation is Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9:30-11 a.m., at First Baptist Church, 1900 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg, followed by the service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church for the Millye C. White Memorial Fund.

White, Perry Michael
Perry Michael White – Pueblo Chieftain – September 29, 2006 - Perry Michael White went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 27, 2006. Mike was born May 18, 1955, in Pueblo, one of five children to Columbus J. and Josephine V. White. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during Vietnam. Mike was preceded in death by his father and sisters, Sharon and Sheila. His survivors include his children, Christopher and Columbus; daughter, Angela Michelle; mother, Josephine; sister, Tammy; and brother, Geron; as well as grandchildren, Kylie, Alison and Sydni; and several nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. An informal gathering will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Truly a symbol, there is no limit to what you can do. Mike survived an injury that should have taken his life 15 years ago, yet he rose above his affliction and paralysis to live his life with his children and leave behind a legacy. We love you Dad.

White, Richard Robert
Richard Robert White - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 1987 - Richard Robert White, 54, passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on April 26, 1987. Mr. White is survived by his wife, Mary Alice White; five children, Cynthia Lee (Warner) Jamnik of Pueblo, Richard Robert (Loretta) White Jr. of Montrose, Rodney Curtis White, Tracy Ann (Duane) Ammeter, all of Pueblo, Robert James White, originally of Pueblo, stationed in Japan at USAF; and four grandchildren. He also is survived by sisters, Martha Auge of Pittsburg, Pa., Jane Gray of Pueblo; brothers, Arthur White, Albert White, both of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. White was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert White and Margaret Dinger. He was born on Nov. 21, 1932, in Pittsburg, Pa. He served in the U.S. Army and was employed at CF&I as an electrician for the past 30 years. Mr. White was a member of the Church of Christ and of the Moose Lodge No. 19 in Pueblo. Visitation hours from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home. Service at 11 a.m. Friday, May 1, 1987, at Imperial Chapel with Evangelist John Justin officiating. Interment, Devotion, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment.

White, Robert Frank
Robert Frank White - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1998 - Robert Frank White. Robert left this life on Jan. 10, 1998, at 10:30 a.m. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Margorie M. (Conger) White, in 1984- his grandson, Robert L. Hudson, 1970- his sister, Rae Sacshe- and brother, Harvey White. Robert was born in Nyburg, Colo., on Aug. 3, 1918, to Leslie Frank and Jessie Elizabeth (Burns) White. He was a carpenter most of his life. He worked for Highland Park Homes and Colorado City Development for many years. During World War II, he was in the Merchant Marines. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Reva and David Hudson- his brothers, Robert (Mary Anne) White, Colorado Springs, Colo., Donald (Pauline) White, Pueblo, Colo., Jerry (Arlene) White, Pueblo, and Jay D. (Joan) Vaughn, Las Vegas, Nev.- sisters, Helen Rodgers, Pueblo, Evelyn, Vicki and Gertrude White- grandchildren, David D. Hudson, Pueblo, Annette E. (Mike) Lentell, Akron, Ohio, and Sheena L. (Bruce) Taylor, Fort Lupton, Colo.- seven grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no services. The family can be contacted at (719) 542-2012.

White, Rose Dorothy
Rose Dorothy (Senatore) White - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2002 - Rose Dorothy (Senatore) White, 87, born Oct. 10, 1914. Lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away Sept. 24, 2002. She is preceded in death by first husband, Charles Chigro Jr., 1960; second husband, Frank E. White, 1998; parents, Charles and Jennie Senatore; brothers, Ernest and Mike; sisters, Mary and Mayme. Rose is survived by children, Norma Jean (Mel) Chigro Pomeleo Hale, Charles Chigro III, Mary White-Cornell, Patricia White; daughter-in-law, Leslie Chigro; grandchildren, Leslie (Doug) Smith, Peter C. (Dianne) Pomeleo III, Paula J. (Randy) Cody, Charles (Hillary) Chigro IV, Heather Chigro, Jeremiah Hale, Elizabeth Ann Chigro, Khela Cornell, Dane Cornell, Drew Cornell, Loretta Vasile; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Jordan, Joel, Elliott, Grace, Isabella, Micah, Austin, McKenzie, Collette and Chloe; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends. Also survived by close friends, Glenore White, Ann DePinto; and special caregiver, Michelle Ybarra. Rose was a lifetime member of St. Patrick Church. She dedicated her life to her family and enjoyed cooking for the holidays for the family gatherings. Rose was a woman of style and grace. She touched many lives with her compliments, giving heart and her special way of making everything okay... Although she enjoyed cooking, her favorite dessert was a trip to Dairy Queen for a junior vanilla cone with her son-in-law, Mel. The family she leaves behind will embrace the values, integrity and character she has instilled within them. Public viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Patrick Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family respectfully requests those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Rose D. White to the Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home office.

White, Unice Mae
Unice Mae "Spoon" White - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2004 - Unice Mae "Spoon" White, age 82 years, passed away Feb. 23, 2004, in Covina, Calif. Born in Beaver County, Okla., May 19, 1921. Preceded in death by her father, Tom White, mother, Myrtle Davidson and sisters, Mable Hilderbrendt of Pueblo, Colo. and Cleo Hunt of Liberal, Kan. Survived by nephew, Wilmot Gentzler of Covina, Calif. and niece, Clorinda Quick of Mesa, Ariz. and their families. A resident of Pueblo for 40 years, she was an avid bowler and a resident of California since 2001. Burial Imperial Gardens, Pueblo, Colo.

White, Virginia
Virginia White – Pueblo Chieftain – September 10, 2006 - Virginia "Pat" White passed away Sept. 7, 2006, in Pueblo. Pat was born Oct. 12, 1928, in Los Angeles, Calif., and had lived in Pueblo since 1944. Mrs. White was employed as a senior psych tech in the Children's Center of the Colorado State Hospital for 20 years. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Pueblo and belonged to the VFW Auxiliary No. 3641 as well. Pat served in several organizations including Fidelity Chapter No. 144 Order of the Eastern Star, Daughter of the Nile Rumaha Temple No. 71, past president of the Supreme Order of Beauceants and Past Royal Matron of the Royal Court of Amaranth. She is survived by her husband, Jerry White of the family home; children Rodney (Pilar) White of Nevada, Dianna White of Pueblo, Sally (Ben Weigel) Rae; a brother, Alfred (Rita) Fawkes of Pueblo; sisters, Agnes Fawkes, Victoria Fawkes and Winifred Hoellig, all of California; as well as six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. White will lie in state at the mortuary on from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006, in the First Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Heifer Funds at First Presbyterian Church.

White, W.
W. White – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – November 2, 1872 – Retribution.  An Armed Mob Enter the County Jail and Capture the Burglar White and Stretch Him Up to a Telegraph Pole.  At an early hour on Tuesday morning last, a noted burglar and hotel thief who gave his name as W. White, and who, from all accounts, has plied his nefarious occupation in different parts of the country, broke into several rooms in this city and robbed the inmates of watches and money to the extent of several hundred dollars.  After perpetuating the robbery the thief struck out for Denver, where he was arrested at a late hour Tuesday evening, in a Holladay street groggery, by Sheriff Cook, who had been telegraphed as to the particulars of the robbery, and instructed to keep a sharp lookout for the suspected party.  On Wednesday White was brought back to this city and thrust into the county jail, nearly all of the missing property having been found upon his person.  Thursday the preliminary examination of the prisoner took place before Justice Hart, and resulted in his being bound over, on seven separate indictments for burglary, larceny, etc., in the sum of $8,500 to appear for trial.  He was remanded back to jail, and now, as a final addenda, or finish to the career of White, who has furnished us with so many good items, we have to report that he was taken from his cell at an early hour on Friday last, the 1st inst., by an organized vigilance committee, or mob, call it what you please, and stretched by the neck to a telegraph pole standing by the side of the public road near the court house and depot.  This, at last, is the stern fate that has overtaken White, and it only remains for us to narrate the particulars, as far as they are, and probably ever will, be known.  The affair was conducted very quietly and none of our citizens were aware of the ghastly tragedy, for some hours after it had happened.  Sheriff Allen and Cook were down town keeping a sharp lookout for another thief who was reported in this vicinity, and knew nothing of the affair until it was all over.  The jailor, Mr. Redfield, an officer of much experience and sagacity, testifies that he was sleeping in the jail, having retired about ten o'clock, a.m., he was awoke by the assistant jailor, A. W. Briggs, who told him there was a mob outside, Redfield went to the door and asked "who's there," when a voice replied, "Zack Allen, the sheriff, let us in."  Not doubting but that the voice he had heard, was Mr. Allen's and supposing that he had a prisoner, Mr. Redfield turned the key of the door and opened it, when a number of men rushed in dressed in calico and masked, and in a moment the jail was in possession of the mob.  Their first act was to bind Redfield and his assistant, hand and foot; leaving them gagged and helpless on the floor.  One of the men stooped over and hissed in the ear of Briggs: "lie still and you shant be hurt, but give the alarm and I'll blow your brains out!"  After leaving Redfield and Briggs, the mob started for White's cell, the key of which they seemed to find without any trouble.  They walked White out with his shackles on.  When the miserable man reached the front entrance, and fully comprehended the terrible fate soon to be visited upon him, he turned around and desired time to pray, but this request was sternly denied.  He was taken out in the darkness, the stern avengers of the law closed around him, in a solid mass, the word "forward" was given, and that was the last ever seen of White alive.  Soon after the party left Redfield freed himself, and gave the alarm.  Search was made at once, and the body of White was found, suspended by a stout cord to a telegraph pole, but none of the vigilantes were to be seen.  Dead men tell no tales, and the ghastly corpse swaying in the chill morning air was a mute witness against the executioners.  The most deplorable feature connected with the affair, is the sudden death of the assistant jailor, A. W. Briggs.  He was predisposed to heart disease and had been warned by his attending physician, Dr. Catterson, against all alcoholic stimulants or sudden excitement.  After the mob had rescued the prisoner, Mr. Briggs became greatly excited and drank heavily.  He returned to the jail about daylight and laid down, and shortly after he was discovered to be dead.  The deceased was a native of Vermont, and has a wife and three children we understand, residing in Texas.  He was a man of good education, aged about forty-five years and had read with a view of being admitted to the bar.  The excitement produced by the capture of White, coupled with the binding &c., doubtless brought on an attack of his old complaint, and he passed away without a struggle.  The deceased had many friends, and the body will be interred with befitting solemnity, while his few effects will be forwarded to his sorrowing relatives.  Whether White ever made a confession will never be known, but the inference is, that he did not.  Had he done so, his life might have been spared.  Every indication points to the fact that the deed was committed silently and without ceremony.  A rope was fastened within about three feet of the top of the telegraph pole.  Through the loop of this another cord was passed, and the end attached to White's neck.  The hands of the doomed man were tied behind him, while iron shackles remained upon his feet, from which the stockings and shoes had been removed.  He was hauled up and literally strangled to death, and left suspended with his feet about eighteen inches from the ground.  The face, which was uncovered, wore an expression of the most intense terror and agony, and was white as marble.  The body was permitted to hang until about noon, and was viewed by hundreds of citizens.  The hands, small and delicate as a woman's were tightly clinched, while the head, intellectually formed and covered with a profusion of light brown hair, was bowed forward upon the breast.  The body was arrayed in a dark woolen overshirt, red flannel undershirt and drawers, and a pair of common check pants.  Finally the corpse was cut down under the direction of the coroner, Dr. Thombs, and an inquest held, resulting in the following verdict: Territory of Colorado, County of Pueblo.  We, the undersigned, jurors, having inspected the body, heard the testimony, and made all needful enquiries in respect and upon the dead body of W. White, hanging dead to a telegraph pole, in the town of Pueblo, county of Pueblo, and Territory of Colorado.  We, the said jurors upon our oaths do say, that the said W. White, came to his death by being hanged to a telegraph pole, by some person or persons, to us unknown.  P. K. Dotson, John Peabody, Joseph Abrahams, J. R. Lamkin, G. H. Hobson, C. P. Peabody.  Pueblo, Nov. 1st, 1872.  An inquest was also held upon the body of A. W. Briggs, and the cause of his death returned as follows: Territory of Colorado, County of Pueblo.  We, the undersigned jurors, having inspected the body, heard the testimony, and made all needful inquiries in respect and upon the dead body of A. W. Briggs, lying in the county jail of Pueblo county, said jail being situated in the town of Pueblo, county of Pueblo, and territory of Colorado; we, the said jurors, upon our oaths do say, that the said A. W. Briggs came to his death by disease of the heart, said death being prematurely hastened by excessive excitement and drink.  P. K. Dotson, Joseph Abrahams, J. R. Lamkin, C. P. Peabody, G. H. Hobson, John Peabody, Pueblo, Nov. 1st, 1872.  While all of our citizens regret the occurrence, yet the popular impression seems to be that White has only received his just deserts.  Of late many outrages have been committed with impunity in this section of country, and it was necessary that a terrible example be made.  However much we may regret that such a proceeding has occurred in a civilized community, yet we realize that the effect cannot be otherwise than satisfactory.  White was a curse, not only to himself, but to the community in general, and the record of his past career will atone in a great measure for the sudden and deep damnation of his taking off.  We only hope that such a tragedy will never again occur in the history of Pueblo, and that the evil doers will be warned by his sad fate to forsake the paths of sin, and lead honest lives.

White, William
William White - Wray Rattler - December 21, 1901 - Lawrence Hex, a negro, on trial at Pueblo for the murder of Lizzie Alley and William White, both colored, was found guilty by the jury, who also agreed upon the death penalty. His was the first murder trial in the Pueblo courts since the enactment of the capital punishment law.

Whited, Charles Jr.
Charles "Vern" Whited Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 07, 2005 - Charles "Vern" Whited Jr., 70, passed away June 6, 2005. Survived by his wife, Geraldine Whited; children, Marie Alana (Michael) Hall of Grandview, Wash., Stephanie "Stevy" Whited of Pueblo and Linda Kathleen (fiancι, Chris Kuhrt) Whited of Aurora; sister, Betty Nelle Flanders of Burlington, Wisc.; and grandchildren, Noelle, Vicki and Steven Hall. Preceded in death by his parents, Nellie Viola and Charles Vern Whited Sr.; and sister, Eleanor Louise Jantzen. Vern was born Jan. 1, 1935, in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He retired as parts manager for Diodosio Pontiac after many years of service. Vern enjoyed watching the Silver Mountain Bluegrass Fiddlers perform. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2005, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and relatives at the family home after the interment. Those who desire may make memorials to a charity of choice through the funeral home.

Whited, Geraldine Marie
Geraldine Marie Whited - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2000 - Geraldine Marie Whited, age 83, passed away April 19, 2000. Survived by her husband, H. Vern Whited; and children, Michael (Elaine) Whited, Thomas Whited and Patricia (Billy) Robinson; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by three sons, Vern, Joseph and Timothy Whited; and sister, Una Edwards. Also survived by sister, Joanne Carey; and brother, Wilbur (Betty) Hardin. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, Monday, 2 p.m., Grace Community Church, 1405 Lane 25. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital in care of the funeral home office.

Whited, Timothy J.
Timothy J. Whited - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 1994 - Timothy J. Whited, Oct. 29, 1994. Son of Vern and Geraldine Whited, Pueblo. Brother of Patricia (Billy Glen) Robinson, New Mexico. Michael (Elaine) Whited, Florence, Colo., and Thomas Whited, Pueblo. Survived also by sister-in-law, Charlotte Whited, New Mexico; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews, as well as friends, Carol Sheeley and Claudia Corkish. Predeceased by brother, Joseph Whited. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel with Pastor William Gordon officiating.

Whited, Willard
Willard Whited - The Pueblo Chieftain – May 3, 1944 - Willard Whited Called by Death - Willard H. Whited, a resident of Pueblo since 1923, died Tuesday at a local hospital. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Mary K. Whited, of the family home, 1831 W. 18th; a son, Robert, Hawaii; a brother Lyman, New Mexico; five nephews and two nieces. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Fitzroy funeral home. Interment will be made in Mountain View cemetery.

Whitehead, Beulah M.
Beulah M. Whitehead - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2002 - Age 87, beloved mother and grandmother, better known as "Meme," passed away March 17, 2002. Preceded in death by her parents, Dave and Annie Potter; and her husband, Chet Whitehead on March 11,1967. Survived by her daughters, Sharron Ozbun and Patsy Whitehead; sister, Vonnie Perkins; brother, Verlin Potter; grandchildren, Shan Ozbun (Frank Riggio), Amber (Walt) Simpson and Billea (Eugene) Ames; great-grandchildren, Jeremy Simpson, Chesley Ames and Alyssa Ames, all of Pueblo; and beloved aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. Beulah was born Jan. 16, 1915, in Forgan County, Okla., and is from a pioneer family which came through Oklahoma and into eastern Colorado in a covered wagon when she was four. They homesteaded in Pritchett and eventually moved to Pueblo in the 1930s. She was a beautician for many years. Beulah was an avid youth hockey fan and especially enjoyed watching her great-grandsons play hockey. She was also a Denver Broncos and Avalanche fan. She was a life member of O.E.S., Fidelity No. 144. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Wednesday and 9 a.m. until noon on Thursday. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2002, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Mr. Richard Hijar officiating, concluded with an Eastern Star Service by Fidelity No. 144. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Roselawn Hall after the interment. Special thank you from Meme's family to both the staff at Parkview Rehab Floor and the staff at Life Care Center for the tender loving care given her.

Whitehead, Robert J. Sr.
Robert J. Whitehead Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 2005 - Robert J. Whitehead Sr., 76, passed away Aug. 3, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Iris E. Whitehead, Pueblo; children, Robert J. (Carol) Whitehead, Craig, Colo., Christine Whitehead, Pueblo, Christopher C. (Susie) Whitehead, Columbus, Ga., Donald E. (Cheryl) Whitehead, Williamsburg, Colo., Jeanetta (Bert) Woods and Teresa McMurrey, both of Pueblo. Also survived by 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Mr. Whitehead retired from the U.S. Army in 1968 and from the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department in 1986. He was a member of the United States Constabulary Association and the Berlin Veteran's Association. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in his memory to the Retired Enlisted Association through the funeral home office.

Whitehouse, Linda
Linda Whitehouse - Huerfano World - August 4, 1994 - Funeral service was held in Central Village, CT, for Linda Joy Whitehouse, an employee of Wolf Springs Ranch in Westcliffe. Mrs. Whitehouse was the wife of Ranch Manager Daniel Whitehouse, who with his late wife trained and managed the horse operation for the ranch. Born Dec. 6, 1947, in Central Village, she died at her home in Westcliffe Friday, July 29, 1994. Survivors include her husband, Daniel, Westcliffe; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Jenstrom, Connecticut; two sons, Neil, Upper Marlboro, MD, and Dean, Honolulu, HI; and one granddaughter. Colorado, memorial service arrangements are pending.

Whitelaw, W. P.
W. P. Whitelaw - Brandon Bell - July 16, 1915 - This community was startled Monday noon by the message from Pueblo that W. P. Whitelaw died that forenoon in the hospital where he had been taken Friday morning. Eads and Kiowa county will miss this prominent businessman who had been materially helpful in the building up this community. The funeral was held Wednesday, conducted by Rev. W. M. Johnson. Burial was in the Eads cemetery. A suitable obituary notice is in preparation and will be published next week.

Whitelock, Charles
Charles Whitelock – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – April 22, 1873 – W. H. H. Whitelock, Esq., brother of Charles Whitelock, who died at the Drover's Hotel, a few days ago, arrived yesterday from California.

Whiteman, Jetta C.
Jetta C. Whiteman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 1997 - Jetta C. Whiteman, born on June 21, 1935, passed away Aug. 9, 1997, after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by husband, Edward Whiteman- sisters, Delores Wood, Betty Johnson and Rita LaDuke. Survived by daughter, Peggy Maestas- and son-in-law, John Neloms- grandchildren, Karen and Ben Muniz, Deanna Maestas and Adrienne Maestas- brother, Lloyd Saxton of Grand Junction- numerous nieces and nephews. She enjoyed embroidery and taking walks around the neighborhood. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Chapel. Interment following at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Whiteman, Mable P.
Mable P. Whiteman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2001 - Mable P. Whiteman passed away Oct. 19, 2001, in Pueblo. Mable was born March 5, 1915, in Olney, Ill., and had lived in Pueblo since her childhood. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Whiteman in 1970; and her daughter, Pauline Bridgewater in 1974. Her survivors include her daughter, Wynona Thomason of Pueblo; son, Harold E. Gallemore of Texas; six grandchildren, Deb, Chris, Vince, Ted, Doug and Judy; four great-grandchildren, Darren, Sebastian, Sean and Ted Jr.; as well as several nieces and nephews including Don (Linda) Long of Pueblo and other relatives. Mrs. Whiteman will lie in state from noon until 6 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Pastor Lonnie James officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery.

Whiteman, Mark
Mark Whiteman - Yampa Leader - June 9, 1906 - Mark Whiteman, a prominent Jewish merchant at Roswell, New Mexico, who committed suicide at Alamogordo a few days since, formerly resided in Denver and Pueblo. He was the original of "Whiteman, the Jew Merchant," in Emerson Hough's novel, "Heart's Desire."

Whiteside, Carrie Belle
Carrie Belle (Burgess) Whiteside - Portland Press Herald - March 5, 2004 - Portland, ME - Carrie Belle (Burgess) Whiteside, a resident of Cumberland Center, died on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004 in Yarmouth. Mrs. Whiteside was born on June 20, 1912 in Berlin, Germany, the first child of Dora and Paul Burgess and baptized in the presence of President Theodore Roosevelt. Her first few years she was raised in the Wilson Creek area near Royal Gorge, Colo. She lived her childhood years as the daughter of Protestant missionaries in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, where she attended La Patria Mission School. After moving to Canon City, Colo., where she graduated from High School, she attended Park College in Parkville, Mo., where she graduated in the Spring of 1934. She returned to work as a private tutor and as a secretary with her father in his publishing shop in Guatemala. She returned to Chicago, Ill., where she became a nurse and married Paul Whiteside on Sept. 15, 1939. The new couple moved to Ketchikan, Alaska, where she did mission and nursing work. In 1942, she moved to Trinidad, Colo., where she worked as a homemaker, choir director and organist. Church work took her to Pueblo, Colo. (1947), Vernon (1950) and Falfurrias (1952), Texas, Mitchell, S.D. (1953), St. Paul, MN (1958), Camden, (1967) and Cleveland (1969), N.Y. In 1969, she returned to nursing at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y. and subsequently at Rome Hospital, Rome, N.Y. She retired in 1977, and took a tour of the United States. After her husband died on Sept. 13, 1989, she moved to Cumberland, where she spent her last years. Mrs. Whiteside was an accomplished organist, pianist and choir director and enjoyed classical and religious music. She has been an active member of the Cumberland Congregational Church as well as being involved in many groups and clubs and was loved by all who knew her. She loved board games and crossword puzzles and was an avid stamp collector. Reading and writing were passions throughout her life. She will be remembered for her generous spirit, humor and loving attitude. She is survived by four sons, Everett of Seattle, Wash., Stewart of Switzerland, Norman of North Yarmouth, and Lowell of Cumberland; a daughter, Lois of La Bruyere Dorsa, France; as well as by seven grandsons; and eight granddaughters. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Cumberland Congregational Church, Cumberland Center on Tuesday, March 2. Those desiring, may make a donation to: Cumberland Congregational Church, c/o Guatemalan Mission, P.O. Box 247, Cumberland Center, Maine 04021, Carrie B. Whiteside, Lindquist Funeral Home, 846-4011.

Whitley, Marvin L.
Marvin L. Whitley - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 1986 - Marvin L. Whitley, 62, 2087 Lane 27, Born Dec. 9, 1923, in Chillicothe, Mo. He departed this life on Feb. 2, 1986. Survivors include his wife, Rose, of the family home; one son, Lonnie Whitley, two daughters, Myda (Gordon) Drewes and Tomella (Edwin) Curran, and four grandsons all of Pueblo, Also survived by two brothers, Charles (Dolly) Whitley of Pueblo; and Clinton (Ruth) Whitley of Jamesport, Mo.; three nephews and one niece. Preceded in death by his mother, Goldie Lela, in 1939; sister, Myda Lee, in 1920; brother, Kenneth, in 1961; and father, Augustus, in 1978. Mr. Whitley was retired from the C&W RR in 1980, having made his home in Pueblo for 39 years. He was a member of the Lake Avenue Baptist Church, a WW II veteran, and a 4-H Leader for 15 years. Visitation hours from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Imperial Funeral Home. Service at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, Imperial Chapel with the Rev. Tuttle officiating. Interment, Last Supper, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Whitley requested that donations be given to the Pueblo Salvation Army in his name.

Whitlock, Brother
Brother Whitlock - Colorado Daily Chieftain – April 16, 1873 - At two o'clock yesterday afternoon the officers and members of Pueblo Lodge No. 9, I.O.O.F., and a number of visiting Odd Fellows, properly "clothed", formed in procession at the hall of this lodge and proceeded to the Drover's hotel, where they took charge of the remains of Bro. Whitlock, recently deceased, conveyed them to their cemetery, and buried them with all the peculiarly impressive and beautiful burial ceremonies of the order. There was about one hundred Odd Fellows in the funeral procession, also a number of friends in carriages, and altogether the ceremonies evinced the utmost regard and respect for the deceased.

Whitlock, Elizabeth Adele
Elizabeth Adele (Sollee) Whitlock - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 1999 - Elizabeth Adele (Sollee) Whitlock, 80, of Littleton, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 3, 1999, in Littleton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence W. Whitlock; her son, Lawrence A. Whitlock; her parents, Audie and Margaret Sollee; and her sister, Lorraine Holden. She is survived by her children, Phil (Michele) Whitlock, of Los Gatos, Calif., Pat (Leslie) Armstrong, of Tomball, Texas, Jane (Ray) Hendren, of Littleton, Joe (Joyce) Whitlock, Lake Oswego, Ore., Mary Yost, of Littleton, Therese (Lee) Grater, of Solomon, Kan., Rita (Don) Kindell, of Pueblo, John (Jill) Whitlock, of Littleton, Mark (Sheilah) Whitlock, of Pueblo, Jim (Karen) Whitlock, of Littleton, Regina (Bill) Freeman, of Omaha, Neb.; daughter-in-law, Lynda Avon, of Lewisville, Texas; and 28 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters, Alice Brown and Rose Marie (Bob) Holden; and one brother, Frank Sollee, all of Pueblo. She retired from Mountain Bell in 1983 after 25 years of service. She was also a member of TOPS Club No. CO 7. Public visitation will be Sunday Dec. 5, 1999, noon-5 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, 9 a.m.-noon at the funeral home. Recitation of the rosary will he held Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, at 6 p.m. at Rose Chapel. A funeral Mass will be held Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Whitlock, Thomas J.
Thomas J. Whitlock - Montezuma Millrun - December 11, 1886 – Whitlock, the insane crank who killed a Chinaman, in Denver, in November, 1885, died in the insane asylum at Pueblo last week. About forty days ago he refused to eat anything, and finally died of starvation.

Whitlow, Iona Marie
Iona Marie Whitlow - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 1999 - Iona Marie Whitlow, 82, passed away Jan. 18, 1999, in Arizona. Born on May 10, 1916, in Friona, Texas, where she grew up. She attended Kansas State University and taught school in Southern California. Marie was a member of the P.E.O. Chapter E-J in California. Preceded in death by her brother, R.G. "Dick" Clennin, Jr. She is survived by her husband, James Wade Whitlow of Goodyear, Ariz.- daughter, Karen Gallegher of Ontario, Calif.- son, Michael Whitlow of Goodyear- sister, Lucille McNitt of Monte Vista- five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel from noon until 5 p.m. Friday with funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Rye Home United Methodist Church with interment at Brookside Cemetery, Rye.

Whitman, Jane Elizabeth
Jane Elizabeth Whitman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 02, 2003 - Jane Elizabeth Whitman, 87, born in Pueblo, Colo., on Feb. 9, 1916, died Sept. 30, 2003. Predeceased by her husband, Ernest Neil Whitman, in 1982; and her parents, Ivan and Leith Watkins. She is survived by her children, Ernest Neil (Nancy) Whitman and Judith (Robert) Alsever, both of Pueblo West. Grandmother of Greg (Leanne) Whitman, Pueblo, Mark Whitman, Beulah, Beth Whitman, Flagstaff, Ariz., Kristin (Brian) Lubich, Colorado Springs, and Jennifer Beauprez of Denver; also survived by five great-grandchildren; several nieces and a nephew; three step-grandchildren, Sherri (Jim) Richardson, Mike Robins and Joey Robins; and four step-great-grandchildren. Jane belonged to numerous service and community organizations during her lifetime, and was the bookkeeper/treasurer of Whitman Drug Store for over 40 years. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 2003, First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Brad Munroe officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in her memory.

Whitmire, Georgia W.
Georgia W. (nee Reynolds) Whitmire - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2004 - Georgia W. (nee Reynolds) Whitmire, 91, passed away March 26, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Milas W. Whitmire Jr. on Jan. 18, 2000. Survived by her son, Jim (Margaret) Whitmire of Pueblo; grandchildren, Mary Ann Whitmire of Albuquerque, N.M., and Lynn Whitmire of Pueblo; and cousins, Billineil Neely of Texas, Wanda Hefley of Texas and Melvin Stanley of California. Georgia was born June 13, 1912, in Throckmorton, Texas, to George and Beryl Reynolds. She was an elementary school teacher and most importantly, a devoted wife and mother. There will be no viewing and a private interment will be held at Foothills Gardens of Memory in Longmont, Colo. The family extends a special thanks to University Park Care Center staff for the care they gave Georgia. Those who desire may make a memorial to a charity of choice through the funeral home.

Whitmire, Milas Witzel Jr.
Milas Witzel "Whit" Whitmire Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2000 - Milas Witzel "Whit" Whitmire Jr., 90, passed away Jan. 18, 2000. He was born on Dec. 27, 1909, in Midland, Texas, to Milas Witzel Whitmire and Mattie Mae Whitmire. Whit graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in Animal Husbandry. He farmed in Midland until 1948, except for serving as a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1948, he moved near Ada, Okla., where he owned and operated a cattle ranch until his retirement in 1967. He moved to Longmont, Colo., where he lived until 1996 and then moved to Pueblo, where he lived until his death. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Lenora Blackburn and Myrtle Golladay; niece, Helen Spinks; and nephew, John Whitmire. His survivors include his wife of 57 years, Georgia R. Whitmire; son, James S. (Margaret) Whitmire of Pueblo; twin brother, Harwell (Avalyn) Whitmire of Odessa, Texas; grandchildren, Mary Ann Whitmire of Denver and Lynn Whitmire of Pueblo; nieces and nephews, Jack (Nelda) Whitmire of Victoria, Texas, Betty (Bill) Sumner of Midland, Texas, Mary (Steve) Fish of Tempe, Ariz., and Susie Ann (Bill) Boyce of Warren, N.J. A private service will follow the interment in Foothills Garden of Memory in Longmont, Colo. The family respectfully requests that memorials be made to the National Kidney Foundation or Parkinson's Disease Association through the funeral home.

Whitmore, Beverly C.
Beverly C. Whitmore - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2005 - Beverly C. Whitmore, 70, entered eternal life on Sunday, March 27, 2005. She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Gladys Eagon; in-laws, Chester and Catharine Whitmore; special son in-law, Bill Springer. Beverly is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Dick; children, Pamela Sue (Ronald) Tucker, Kara Lynette Springer, Judith Kathleen (Paul) Cullison, Richard Michael (Tracy Jacoby) Whitmore; grandchildren, Toby (Kelly) Springer, Paul (Dez) Cullison Jr., Ashley (Kurtis Bachman) Cullison, Brad Cullison; one great-granddaughter, Abbie Cullison; sister, Norma (Bob) Ferguson; also survived by numerous other relatives; special family friends, Gwen Gahn, Tel and Tyrel Fehlhafer. Beverly graduated from Centennial High School in 1952, where she was a member of the National Honor Society and a member of the JR ROTC Sponsors. Her first love was taking care of her family. One of her favorite hobbies was to raise money for youth baseball and girls softball by putting on special cookouts and assisting her husband in coaching girl's softball. She held various offices in the VFW Post No. 3641 Ladies Auxiliary. She started the annual chili dinner for the auxiliary with the proceeds going toward the veterans. Beverly also took care of her veterans at the VA nursing home. She loved working with ceramics and entered numerous contests, placing first in several categories. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2005, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Beverly's memory to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice through the funeral home.

Whitmore, Kenneth J.
Kenneth J. Whitmore - Colorado Springs Gazette – February 26, 1991 - Kenneth J. Whitmore, 41, of Colorado Springs died Saturday at a local hospice. He was an engineering supervisor in the Army's mechanical and electrical division at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora. Visitation will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today at Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ed Beck officiating. Burial will be at Peyton. Mr. Whitmore was born Dec. 9, 1949, in Lansing, Mich. His father, Grant G. Whitmore, died in July 1973. Mr. Whitmore's mother, Eleanor (McGee) Whitmore, lives in Phoenix. He had lived in Colorado Springs for 13 years. Mr. Whitmore lived in Phoenix from 1964 to 1978. He was chairman of the apprenticeship program at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. Mr. Whitmore was married Nov. 3, 1973, in Phoenix to Stephanie Regan, who survives. He also is survived by three brothers, Phillip and John, both of Colorado Springs, and Keith of Phoenix; and five sisters, Janet King of Lansing, Mich., Annette Howie of Colorado Springs, Phyllis Hervey of Pueblo, Patricia Whitmore of Phoenix and Nancy France of Tucson, Ariz. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pikes Peak Hospice, 622 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs 80903, or to Care and Share, 4945 Northpark, Colorado Springs 80949.

Whitney, Amelia
Amelia "Millie" Whitney - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 1999 - Amelia "Millie" Whitney, 84, of Pueblo passed away March 12, 1999. Born Nov.24, 1914, in Malachite, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Earl T. Whitney- one daughter, Carolyn Joyce Crespin- and her parents, Filiberto and Josefita Espinoza. Survived by her sons, Charles Pineda, Westminster, and Gerald (Donna) Whitney, Pueblo- daughters, JoAnne Pineda, Westminster, MarieLynn (Clarence), Avondale, Betty Estrada, Pueblo, Janet (Jan) Smith, Pueblo, and Jean Whitney, Pueblo- 38 grandchildren- 50 great-grandchildren- and seven great-great-grandchildren. Millie was very active at St. Anne Church and was always helping with the church festivals. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and Mariachi del Pueblo. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. today and Sunday at Romero Chapel, Pueblo. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, St. Anne Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anne Church, Rev. James Friel, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Donations may be made to St. Anne Church. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Anne Church Hall after the interment.

Whitney, Archibald
Archibald Whitney – Telluride Daily Journal – March 16, 1906 – Frightful Wreck – Fast Passenger Trains Meet in Head On Collision – Note: Archibald Whitney is listed among the dead of the Adobe Train Disaster, March 16, 1906. Archibald Whitney: From Denver, Colorado, prisoner on his way to the penitentiary at Canon City, Colorado. Source: Colorado newspaper coverage. Wray Rattler - April 06, 1906 - Archibald Whitney, Convict, Denver - Fearful Wreck and Loss of Life in D. & R. G. Railroad Collision - Pueblo – The Adobe wreck will rank as one of the great railroad disasters in the history of railroading. For complete coverage click the following link: Adobe Train Wreck, 1906

Whitney, Cecil
Cecil Whitney – Pueblo Indicator – November 3, 1928 – Cecil Whitney, in charge of the internal affairs for this district for a number of years past, died Oct. 18, following a protracted illness. He was a very hard worker and a trusted government employee.

Whitney, H. Dean
H. Dean Whitney - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 1999 - H. Dean Whitney, 89, of Lamar. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, June 14, 1999 ,at the Lamar First Baptist Church. Burial with Masonic graveside ritual by Lamar Lodge No. 90 AF&AM at Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday and from 8 a.m. to noon Monday at, Lamar. Memorial contributions to the Lamar First Baptist Church.

Whitney, John Borrell
John Borrell Whitney - Pueblo Chieftain - June 6, 1987 - John Borrell Whitney, 73, of Pueblo, died June 5, 1978. Survived by two sons, Jack, Colorado Springs, Dennis, Sacramento, Calif.; four daughters, Sharon Fillmore, Pueblo, Jhonnie Hemme, St. James, Mo., Jean Willaford, Jacksonville, N.C., Wilma Volare, Pueblo; five brothers and four sisters, including Claudine Fillmore of Boone; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, Griffy Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Gideon Dexter officiating. Burial, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Caney Cemetery, Tahlequah, Okla.

Whitney, Juanita N.
Juanita N. Whitney - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1997 - Juanita N. Whitney, 83, of Lamar, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 1997. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Thursday, Lamar First Baptist Church. Burial, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, Valley Memorial-Lamar. Memorial contributions to First Baptist Church.

Whitney, Thomas
Thomas Whitney - Golden Colorado Transcript - October 30, 1913 - Battle Lasts Twelve Hours - Trinidad, Colo., Oct. 27 - One mine guard is dead, eight others are reported to have perished, an unidentified miner is missing, his fate unknown, as the result of the worst outbreaks in the present strike. Last night the important mines of the Victor-American Fuel Company at Hastings and Delagua were reduced to a state of siege, cut off from all except telephone communication with the outside, while at the mouth of Berwind canon, adjoining, other strikers, armed, are stationed, ready to prevent either entrance or exit. Firing, which commenced at 3 o'clock Sunday morning and continued for twelve hours, has temporarily ceased. The guards known to be dead, Thomas Whitney, 35, until ten days ago stationed in Trinidad, was slain near the tipple of the Tabasco mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company, the second from the mouth of Berwind canon, when a party of strikers at daybreak invaded the opening in the hills and carried the war into the enemy's country. The other eight guards reported killed also are said to have died in opposing the miners' advance.

Whitsitt, Richard E.
Richard E. Whitsitt – Rocky Mountain News – March 18, 1881 – The Sudden Death of This Pioneer Citizen – A Brief Historical Sketch of His Frontier Life - The Hon. Richard E. Whitsitt was discovered dead in his room at the Grand Central Hotel at a quarter to eight o'clock last evening. He had been indisposed for some days past, complaining of neuralgia and loss of appetite and the direct cause of his death was cerebral exhaustion. The intelligence of Mr. Whitsitt's demise spread like wild fire and it was apparently not more than an hour until the entire city was discussing the sad event. As early as a quarter past eight o'clock, friends who had received intelligence of the matter, came to the hotel only to find the rumor verified. The death chamber, No. 28 on the second floor, was densely crowded with friends who had known and loved the dead man in life and scores of persons thronged the corridors and lobbies of the house, with no other words upon their lips than those of Richard E. Whitsitt. They were made of reverence, too, for the dead, and all seemed to vie in pronouncing them. Mr. Whitsitt had not been strong from the first chill blasts of last November. He seemed to suffer from exhaustion of the inner organs, and when he sent his wife away thought Southern California traveling for her health and to avoid the climatic changes and rigor of a Denver winter, many of his warm, personal friends advised that he should accompany Mrs. Whitsitt. While apparently realizing that such a trip would prove of great benefit to his health, he urged that he could not spare the time from his business operations, and so remained at home to die in the city which he aided in founding and always fostered. Of late weeks he had been annoyed from a smothering sensation in his chest, which physicians attributed to the derangement of his internal organs, and labored under the mistaken idea that a slight cessation from the harassing cares of business would alleviate the ailment. Wednesday evening Mr. Whitsitt accompanied by Judge Steck, his staunch bosom friend of long standing, went out for a walk. The exercise seemed to revive the man whose sands of life were fast ebbing, and passing in the direction of the Sixteenth Street theatre, he urged that they go in and witness the drama in course of presentation. Judge Steck was nothing loth and so readily acceded to the wishes of his friend. They entered the theatre and sat the play through, no quitting the house until the curtain had been rung down on the last act. From that point the two friends visited a restaurant and after partaking of some light refreshments, returned to the Grand Central Hotel direct. Some minutes were wiled away in pleasant conversation and then Mr. Whitsitt sought out his room and retired. Shortly after 2 o'clock on yesterday morning he awoke in intense pain and fancied that he was suffering from an attack of the pleurisy. Summoning a waiter, he dispatched him in search of Dr. Steele, and awaited the arrival of that gentlemen with considerable anxiety and impatience. Upon Dr. Steele's arrival he prescribed remedies which restored the patient in a great measure. Louis N. Ford, the waiter most in most favor with Mr. Whitsitt was called and he remained by the bedside throughout the night, administering medicine and keeping the suffering man company. From that time until morning Mr. Whitsitt appeared to rest easier and he gained a couple of hour's sleep, commencing about daybreak. Between seven and eight o'clock he arose and walked about the hotel, visiting the barber shop before retiring to his room. About half past one o'clock he called Mr. E. E. Marden, one of the clerks of the hotel, and requested him to deliver a note to one of his patrons, a lady concerning the sale of some property. The clerk took the letter and delivered it and never again saw Mr. Whitsitt alive. The note runs as follows, and was in all probability the last line penned by the author: Denver, Colorado, March 17, 1881- Dear Miss Mauller:--I have been very sick and am unable to attend to any business or to see you today about your property. Tell your father not to sell the property. Very truly R. E. Whitsitt - About four thirty o'clock a waiter answered Mr. Whitsitt's bell for some slight requests, and then he was left alone. Shortly before eight o'clock, Louis N. Ford, the waiter, again visited the room. Receiving no response or invitation to enter from his rap without, he opened the door and entered. Mr. Whitsitt was in bed and at first the waiter thought that his charge was sleeping quietly. He turned to leave the room as gently as possible under the circumstances, but there was something so peculiar and unnatural in the stiffened position as to cause the water's return. At first inspection, Ford labored under the opinion that the case was one of suspended animation, and that the man had only fallen into a swoon, probably super induced by apoplexy. He rapidly descended the stairs and communicated his fears to Mr. Marden the clerk. The latter immediately sought out room No. 28. The body was yet warm, and the clerk sent out for a physician. The first doctor found either in office or at liberty upon the streets was Dr. Allen, and he went at once to the hotel. He saw that dissolution had come and that the patient was beyond assistance from mortal hands. The features were calm and in repose, and death must have come to him so very softly as not to cause the slightest consternation or alarm. Other medical men called and defined the fatal indisposition, and then Mr. Ray, the proprietor of the hotel, locked the door of the death chamber and summoned Undertaker Brown, and notified Coroner Linton of what had transpired. Among the first of the intimate friends of the deceased man to arrived was Alfred H. Miles, his father-in-law. The old gentleman was strongly affected and it was with difficulty that he could give his orders as to what disposition should be made of the remains. Owing to the absence of Mrs. Whitsitt in California, this responsibility was shifted to the old man's shoulders. At the suggestion of Major Smith, and others, he concluded to have the body embalmed and placed in a vault until Mrs. Whitsitt could return. She was telegraphed of her husband's death and if her health will permit will start for home immediately. She is at Los Angeles with her mother and two sisters, all invalids. At 9 o'clock the undertaker's assistants carried out the body and took it away, and within two hours from the time of the demise it rested in the dead house. No man was so thoroughly associated and connected with the city of Denver from its earliest inception and so familiar with its history as was Richard E. Whitsitt. His early years in the Queen City of the Plains are replete with romance and dramatic situations, and as one of the founder of the city much of its present prosperity is due to his persevering energy. The deceased man was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, near Cincinnati, March 30, 1830, and was consequently in his fifty first year. He was reared in mercantile pursuits, and for several years was engaged with dry goods houses in Cincinnati. In the spring of 1853 he became tired of Ohio and concluded to visit the west. He located in Jackson County, Missouri, for a brief period of time, thence removed to Platte County, in that state and when Kansas was opened for settlement he moved to Leavenworth. The field for operations in real estate was especially favorable at this time, and Mr. Whitsitt entered into the spirit of speculation which marked that day. October, 3, 1858, together with a party of friends, he left Leavenworth for Pike's Peak. This party, apart from Mr. Whitsitt, comprised George William Larimer, William Larimer, Jr., Charles A. Lawrence, Folsom Dorsett and M. M. Jewett, the majority of whom have since played conspicuous parts in the development of Colorado. Colorado at that time belonged to the territory of Kansas, and when the party reached the point now known as Pueblo, by traveling over the Santa Fe trail in the main, they fell in with E. W. Wynkoop, Hickory Rogers and Judge H. P. A. Smith, who had been commissioned by General Denver, the governor of Kansas, as commissioners to lay out and locate the county of Arapahoe. From that point the party journeyed together until reaching Auraria, what is now known as West Denver. This event occurred on the sixteenth day of November, 1858, Mr. Whitsitt foresaw that the little cluster of shanties and tents would one day grow into a flourishing city and he cast about picking up real estate. In Indian Row, at what is now known as Eleventh Street, lived on Jack Jones, alias Jack McGau, and in Jack's cabin-wigwam-on the day, Whitsitt and some of his party concocted a plan and presented it to Jack for his inspection, and which was of no less importance than the birth of Denver. East Denver, now the main city, was then a wilderness of cactus, sage brush and sand. The scheme of the chief of the new comers was to take up a town site of 640 acres, christen it Denver, in honor of the governor of the territory, and induce the settlers of Auraria to remove to the more eligible and promising site for a city. Forty-one men were to comprise the stockholders and to have and hold 146 lots each, and the number of directors was placed at eight chief among them being Whitsitt. On the seventeenth of November they crossed the river and staked out the town under the name of Denver, by the Denver Town company. Mr. Whitsitt was secretary, treasurer and donating agent of the new company, and all the business connected with the enterprise passed through his hands for something over two years. About this time occurred an incident worthy of note in this brief sketch. Mr. Whitsitt made an enemy out of Park McClure, one of the half desperadoes of that day, and afterwards postmaster. The upshot of the matter was that Mr. McClure challenged Mr. Whitsitt to fight him a duel. The challenge was accepted, and October 19, 1859, named as the day for the mortal combat to take place. The sight chosen was in the prairie where the Broadway school house now stands, and both men were on the ground prompt to the second. About 200 spectators were present, the occasion being made a gala day by the inhabitants. At the first shot McClure fell, shot through one of his legs and the second announced that with the flow of blood all animosity was washed away and smirched pride and heron restored to its former prestige. McClure and the dashing young Ohioan, later on, became the most sincere friends. During Governor Gilpin's administration, on the breaking out of the rebellion, Mr. Whitsitt was appointed the first adjutant general of Colorado, and in such capacity organized the first regiment sent from the territory to the field of battle. He was a member of the territorial council in 1863 and 1864, and of the city council of his young city in 1866 and 1867. He also served two terms as auditor of the territory, with honor. Since the day of his arrival in the territory, Mr. Whitsitt had been engaged in the real estate business, and made and lost several fortunes. His estate now comprises a country residence, valuable property in Blake Street, and lots in various quarters of the city, which when all the settlements are effected will net between $150,000 and $200,000 in value. He was united in marriage to Miss Miles about seventeen years ago, and no children were born of the union. [Transcriber note: ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS 3/18/1881 Pg 4 a real estate transfer note appears: Emma C. Whitsitt to E. N. Nickerson, lots 4 and 5, block 26 Arlington Heights $400.]

Whittaker, Ruth
Ruth Whittaker - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 1986 - Ruth Whittaker, 81, late of 2216 Seventh Ave., passed away May 31, 1986. Mrs. Whittaker is survived by her son, Richard L. Whittaker of Pueblo; grandchildren, Shari (Dwane). Drury, Mary Whittaker, RuLinda Whittaker, Richard Allen Whittaker, and Shawn Whittaker, all of Pueblo. Also survived by two sisters, Libby (Roger) Williams of Russell, Kan.; Jean (Gerald) Becker of Fresno, Calif.; numerous aunts, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends and former students. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, Allen Whittaker; her parents, Dr. Henry and Corlie Lancaster; and two brothers, Donald and Charles Lancaster. She was born Aug. 26, 1904, in Strong City, Kan. Mrs. Whittaker was a retired educator having spent most of her life as a teacher and friend of youth. She was recognized on numerous occasions by her students and peers for her dedication and excellence in service to her profession and for the lives she permanently touched in a profound way. After her retirement as a teacher, she was co-manager, along with her husband, of the Colonial Motel in Estes Park for 10 years. She was a member of Eastern Star, SRDA, Church of Christ-Christian, American Association of Retired Persons, and several literary organizations. Although her career was distinguished, her greatest contributions and accomplishments were as a wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved her. Visitation hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Service, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Last Supper, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at 22 Bonnymede, Apt. 317. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment. Donations may be made to Gideon Society in her name through the funeral home office.

Whittemore, Charles Wendell
Charles Wendell Whittemore - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 1999 - Charles Wendell Whittemore, born July 30, 1938, of Calgary, Alberta, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 4, 1999. Preceded in death by father, Charles Wesley Whittemore- and stepfather, William J. Lessar. Survived by wife, Betty and family- mother, Vivian Lessar- siblings, Carol DiCino, Debra Smithour and Judy Austin- special friend, Richard Vigil. Also numerous nieces and nephews. By request no services.

Whittemore, Donald R.
Donald R. Whittemore - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2003 - Donald R. Whittemore, 71, born Dec. 27, 1931, passed away March 15, 2003. Survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Nancy Whittemore; daughter, Patty (Jack) Blanc; granddaughters, Sarah, Kerri and Ashly; and step-grandson, Jack. Also survived by his sister, Colleen (Harry) Gavin, brother, Jimmy Whittemore; brother-in-law, Angelo (Maggie) Rotondo; sister-in-law, DeeDee (Sam) Vaccaro and; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Lucille Whittemore; brother, Melvin Whittemore; and father and mother-in-law, Angelo and Teresa Rotondo. Don loved woodworking and made very special wooden reindeer for many people. He loved to fish. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and especially enjoyed spending time with and telling stories to his grandchildren. Don was a special and sincere person that you could always count on and will be deeply missed by those that knew and loved him. He retired from PDI in 1991. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Francis Xavier Church, followed by cremation, Almont Crematory. The family will receive friends in the Mediterranean Room following the service. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the American Cancer Society in his memory in care of the funeral home office.

Whittemore, Jean
Jean Whittemore - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2004 - Jean Whittemore, 87, longtime resident of Manzanola, Colo., died April 28, 2004, at Fowler Health Care Center. She was born on Feb. 15, 1917, in Hampshire, England. Preceded in death by her husband, George G. Whittemore, in 1978. Survived by brother, Group Captain Denis Lyster of Sidbury, Devon, England; nephews, William James Richardson of Raleigh, N.C., Charles Richardson, South Hampton, England, and Dan G.T. Tanner of Ringwood, Hunts, England; other relatives; and dear friends, Kenny and Pat Mills of Manzanola, Colo. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Fowler Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, May 3, 2004, at the Griffy Family Funeral Home Chapel in Fowler. Cremation will follow.

Whittemore, Jennings B.
Jennings B. "Dutch" Whittemore - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 1999 - Jennings B. "Dutch" Whittemore, 84, Pueblo carousel operator, went to be with the Lord on June 18, 1999 . Survived by daughters, Joyce (Harold) Trujillo, Janet (Al) Fetty- and son, Gary Whittemore, all of Pueblo- grandchildren, Michael Vigil, Lori Davis, Gary Whittemore Jr., Brad Fetty, Debbie Conley-five great-grandchildren- sister, Ruby (Joe) Kerrigan- brother, Robert Warren Whittemore, both of Pueblo- Betty Whittemore, mother of his children- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by grandson, Mark Vigil. He retired from the City Parks Department after 33 years of service and was in charge of the Pueblo Carousel for 52 years. Funeral service, Tuesday, 10 a.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Memorial Gardens. Visitation Monday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to the Pueblo Carousel Committee in care of Funeral Home, 5450Highway 78 West, Pueblo, Colo., 81005, in his memory.

Whittemore, Katherine Ella
Katherine Ella "Kaky" Whittemore - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 1999 - Katherine Ella "Kaky" Whittemore passed away peacefully Sept. 22, 1999, after an extended illness. Born Nov. 10, 1919, in Hot Springs, Ark., to William J. and Dora A. (Metzer) Richardson. Preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Charles and James; niece, MaryBeth Wilson; and nephew, Ron Novak. Survived by children, Robert W. Jr. and Beverly Whittemore, Greeley, and Larry C. Sr. and Eileen Whittemore, Virginia D. Whittemore and Claudia M. Sniff, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Todd and Susan, Larry Jr. and Tamera, Michael and Michelle, Thad and Berta Whittemore, Mary Kay Whittemore and Tony Micciche, Tamera Chirila, Reggie Sniff, Gina Whittemore, Yvette and Shane Pope, Troy Sniff and Tracey Frye; 26 beloved great-grandchildren; sisters, Hermena F. McKittrick, Edna M. Novak and Patricia A. (Frank) Pershin; brother, Robert C. (Betty) Richardson; special cousin, Katherine E. Raper; former husband, Robert W. Sr.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Katherine was employed for 34 years at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, working most of that time on the maternity floor. She retired in 1984. She enjoyed cooking for her family, working in her yard and garden, being with her grandchildren and the constant companionship of her little dog, Maggie. At her request, there will be no viewing. For those who prefer, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or St. Jude Children's Hospital through the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. A reception will be held at 2700 Azalea following the interment.

Whittemore, Kathy Joyce
Kathy Joyce Roland Whittemore - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 1997 - Kathy Joyce Roland Whittemore, 41, passed away Sept. 28, 1997. Born July 31, 1956, in Lincoln, Neb. Preceded in death by her father, Marvin Eugene Roland. Survived by her loving husband, Gary Whittemore- daughter, Amber Schunk- and sons, Michael and Jeremy Schunk- mother, Nancy Joyce Knittle- sister, Sharon (Roger) Smith- brothers, Johnny Roland and Marvin Eugene (Vesta) Roland- and numerous nieces and nephews and stepchildren, Gary (Barbara) Whittemore and Debbie (Scott Conley) Whittemore- and also four step-grandchildren. Kathy was a member of the Latter-day Saints church and was a musician, artist and homemaker. She loved the outdoors and spending time with her family and friends. The will be held Thursday, 2 p.m. at Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood Lane. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Whittemore, Robert W. Sr.
Robert W. "Bob" Whittemore Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2003 - Robert W. "Bob" Whittemore Sr., 84, passed away Oct. 21, 2003. Preceded in death by his parents, William and Dora Whittemore; his stepmother, Florence Whittemore; numerous brothers; and his sister, Enid. He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Whittemore, Abilene, Texas; children, Robert W. (Beverly) Whittemore Jr., Greeley, Colo., Larry Craig (Eileen) Whittemore, Virginia D. Whittemore and Claudia M. Sniff, all of Pueblo; stepchildren, Linda (David) Stravia, Pueblo, Kathy (Dan) Phillips, Abilene, Texas, and Bernadette (Jeff) McCoy, Palm Bay, Fla. He is also survived by his sister, Ruby (Joe) Kerrigan, Denver; one half brother, two half sisters, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Whittemore was a retired Sinton milk distributor and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. to noon Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with graveside military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Those who wish may make donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory. The family will receive friends at the Imperial Memorial Gardens Reception Hall following the interment.

Whittemore, William D.
William D. Whittemore - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 1987 - William D. Whittemore of 24 Carlile Place, June 1, 1987. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Whittemore. Brother of Kathy Parrish and uncle of Tammy Allenbach, all of Pueblo. Retired due to disability from the Pueblo City Police Department. Veteran of service with the U.S. Marine Corps having served three tours of duty with the Marine Third Force Recon Unit in Vietnam, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. Private services. Cremation, Almont Crematory with inurnment in the VA Columbarium, Arlington National Cemetery.

Whitten, W. H.
W. H. Whitten - Huerfano World - October 31, 2002 – 1913 La Veta Massacre - Excerpted from article published October 31, 2002. Four men met sudden death on Nov. 8, 1913 outside of La Veta. The incident occurred near the beginning of the 1913-1914 coal strike which lasted over one year. One day a scab in Oakview named William Gamblin needed to see a dentist. The nearest one being in La Veta, Gamblin walked into town and received care. He then phoned to the mine and requested a ride back. Capt. H.F. Bryan, Driver Luke Ferry, W.H. Whitten and R.G. Adams, drove into town and picked up Gamblin. As they began their trip back to the mine, just as they began to drive up the incline just west of town, a fusillade of gunfire rained down upon them. An unknown number of men were secreted behind Lougheed dam on the top of the hill, and they continued firing until the four mine guards were still. All four guards were killed, but Gamblin somehow survived the attack without injury. Yuma Pioneer – November 21, 1913 – Chas. Richards, Chas. Shepard, Edward Krupa, Peter Rich, Daniel and Edward Richards all reported to have confessed to shooting from ambush R. G. Adams, Harry Bryan, Walter Whitten, Luke Terry and William Gamblin, at La Veta, on the 8th.

Whitten, Walter
Walter Whitten - Akron Pioneer Press - November 14, 1913 - Four Men Shot Dead - Three Killed From Ambush In Strike Riots - Mine Guards Slain As They Flee In Auto With Miner From La Veta - Aguilar Miner Shot - La Veta, Colo., Nov 9 - The most tragic battle in the history of the strike struggle in the southern fields took place Saturday afternoon at the Gene Loughhead ranch, three miles west of the mountain town of La Veta, when an automobile containing four guards, the driver and one miner, was ambushed by a gang of men and three of them killed and two wounded. The dead - Harry Bryan, 1832 Ogden street, Denver, captain of guards; Walter Whitten, Carlton hotel, Denver, guard; Luke Terry, Colorado Springs, chauffer. The Wounded - R. G. Adams, Arriba, Colo., shot through left arm and right foot; William Gamblin, miner, shot through right lung. The place where the shooting took place is ideal for an ambush. The road winds out of La Veta and runs along and up a hill. At the right of the hill, where the road starts up, is the Loughhead reservoir held in by a dirt embankment. It was from this embankment that the strikers did their firing. The riddled automobile stood Saturday night in the same spot where the stiffening hands of the chauffeur had stopped it. Terry slipped down in his seat still holding the wheel. Fifty yards back Captain Bryan lay face downward with his gun under him. Whitten, twenty yards back of the machine lay on his back. The machine was riddled with bullets. Gamblin is at the Owen ranch. He is not in a dangerous condition. R. G. Adams was taken to the office of Dr. Lamme. General Chase Says Situation Critical - Trinidad - Adjutant General John Chase regards the situation in the strike zones of southern Colorado as most serious following a day of bloodshed and violence. The streets of Trinidad and every section of the strike district are being guarded by militiamen to prevent further outbreaks. One non-union miner shot and killed and one striker wounded at Aguilar; a mine clerk, assaulted, beaten and left for dead by strikers at the McLaughlin mine three miles south of Trinidad; two miners beaten by strikers at Starkville; a camp marshal captured by strikers, disarmed and driven from Segundo; and a skirmish between strikers and military guards at Forbes, is the record of twenty-four hours in the Las Animas county district since General Chase left Denver for his military headquarters here. Five bridges of the Denver & Rio Grande main line between Cucharas and Rouse Junction have been burned. Strikebreaker Is Slain Near Aguilar - Pedro Armijo, 52, a non-union miner from the Ravenwood mine in Huerfano county, was shot and killed on the outskirts of Aguilar by one of a group of six strikers from the Aguilar tent colony who, it is reported, had followed and surrounded him on his way to Lynn station to take a train for Walsenburg. Terror Rules Coal District - With R. G. Adams, the fourth of the men shot in the ambuscade near La Veta Saturday afternoon, dead in the hospital at Pueblo, the feeling of horror in this district over the killing has intensified. That the reign of terror is on again is freely expressed by citizens. The strained feeling that pervaded both La Veta and Aguilar during Saturday and ended in killings was felt at Walsenburg up until a late hour Sunday night. It broke once when strikers caught Neal McDermott, fire-boss from the Maitland mine, before the Star theatre and beat him.

Whittier, Amelia
Amelia Whittier – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – March 26, 1874 – Died on the Upper Greenhorn, of old age, March 12, 1874, Mrs. Amelia Whittier, aged 93 years.  She was a daughter of General Winters of the revolutionary war.

Whittier, Clyde Joe
Clyde Joe Whittier - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 7, 1994 - Clyde Joe Whittier, 89, a prominent rancher, died March 31, 1994, in Colorado Springs. No services are scheduled; cremation is planned. The family asks that no food or flowers be sent. Mr. Whittier was born July 7, 1904, in Des Moines, Iowa. He is survived by two daughters, Vivian Ellen Manley of Colorado Springs and Gladys Marie Wood of Pueblo; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Mr. Whittier had lived in Monte Vista for most of his life before moving to Fountain seven years ago. Mr. Whittier was well-known for raising sheep and Black Angus cattle and for growing potatoes. He also was an inventor of various types of motors and levels.

Whittier, John P.
John (Jack) P. Whittier - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1987 - John (Jack) P. Whittier, resident of Colorado City since 1971, passed away unexpectedly at Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Feb. 17, 1987. Born in Wakefield, R.I., on Jan. 5, 1908, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1928 and served 24 years. He then served 16 years in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, retiring Jan. 9, 1970. Member of V.F.W. Post No. 7305, American Legion Post No. 2, D.A.V., Fleet Reserve and Retired Officers' Association. Husband of Mary Anne, of the family home, and also survived by several nieces and nephews. Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bob Daniels of Colorado City Community Church officiating. The family prefers contributions to charity of donor's choice. The body will lie in state from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and until service time Tuesday. Interment, Fort National Cemetery, Denver.

Whittington, Thomas B.
Thomas B. Whittington - Blue Valley Times - August 16, 1912 - Thomas B. Whittington, for thirty eight years an employ of the C.F. and I Company, most of that time superintendent of the pipe foundry at the Pueblo plant, is dead.

Whitton, Helen
Helen Dolsen (Bobo) Whitton - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2006 - Helen Dolsen (Bobo) Whitton, 83, of Miami joined Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Monday, May 15, 2005. She was born in Roswell NM and raised on a farm outside Pueblo Colo. After graduating from high school she was employed as a telephone operator, met and married B-25 pilot Paul H. Whitton, March 31, 1945. They lived in Wichita Kan. for 17 years and Miami for 42 years. She was preceded by Paul who she was married to for 61 years. She is survived by son Randolph P Whitton of Marco Island Fla., daughter Lynn C Evans, (Chet) of Miami, five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Helen is the younger sister of Bernice Harvey (Lewis) Pueblo Colo., brothers Horton Dolsen (deceased) and Don Dolsen (deceased). She was an unselfish giving wife, mother and grandmother, loved by her friends and will be missed greatly by all who knew her. Services Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment to follow at the Lower Beaver Creek Cemetery, on the Hobson Ranch, Pueblo, Colo. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Helen's name to the Miami Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 420620, Miami Fla. 33242-0620.

Whitworth, James A.
James A. Whitworth - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2000 - James A. Whitworth, 70, passed away Oct. 27, 2000. Survived by his wife, Barbara Whitworth of the family home; daughters, Donna Molzon of Martinsville, Ind., and Karen Kelly of Bountiful, Utah; and five grandchildren. Born May 11, 1930, in Paterson, N.J. James retired from the U.S. Army and was a manager at Industrial Gas Products. At his request, there will be no viewing. Private interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

Whorton, Minnie
Minnie "Lenne" Whorton - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 1986 - Minnie "Lenne" Whorton, 67, died Friday, Oct. 10, 1986, in Trinidad. Minnie was born April 23, 1919, in Trinidad to John Lenhart and Gertrude Potter Lenhart. She graduated from Clayton, N.M., High School and later attended Commercial College in Denver. Lenne was united in marriage to Edgar Whorton on April 23, 1938, in Bryan, Texas. Over the years they lived in numerous places in Texas, returning to Trinidad about four months ago. She was an active member and past president of the Tejas Garden Club, active member in women's Methodist activities, served as a volunteer of the Red Cross during World War II, was a Gray Lady with the Auxiliary working with the handicapped and a member of the United Methodist Church in Trinidad. She is survived by her husband, Ed of Trinidad; son. Ed (Danna) Whorton, Houston, Texas; daughter, Lenne Whorton Bennett, Santa Cruz, Calif.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brother, John (Doris) Lenhart, Pueblo; sister-in-law, Margaret Rowe, Beaumont, Texas; nieces and nephews, John, Mike and Keith Lenhart, Linda and Lou Schierling, and other relatives and friends. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Campbell-Lewis-Cotter and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. David Neil officiating, followed by interment in the Masonic Cemetery.

Whybrew, Edward E.
Edward E. Whybrew - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 2006 - Edward E. Whybrew, passed away Feb. 4, 2006, in Pueblo. Edward was born on April 1, 1937, in North Judson, Ind., to Elmer and Edna Whybrew and was a resident of Pueblo for 40 years. He enjoyed fishing, reading and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ernest and son, Joseph. His survivors include his wife of 44 years, Cecilia; children, David (Eric Austin) Whybrew, Anne (Kirk) McAlister, Adam (Carla) Whybrew and his "adopted" children, Larry Biby and Evelyn "Penny" Boyd; his grandchildren, Jeana, Erica, Kirkie and Nikolos; brothers Eugene and Danny; sister, Doris as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. At his request, no viewing. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Patrick Catholic Church, 225 Michigan St., with Father Ben Bacino officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Edward may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Whybrew, Joseph J.
Joseph J. Whybrew - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2003 - Joseph J. Whybrew passed away on Dec. 9, 2003, in Pueblo. Joe was born in Denver on June 9, 1965, and had lived in Pueblo most of his life. He was a 1984 graduate of Central High School, held an associates degree in accounting and was employed at Convergys for the last seven years. Joe was considered God's gift to his family, which includes his parents, Edward and Cecilia Whybrew; siblings, David (Eric Austin) Whybrew, Anne (Kirk) McAlister, Adam (Carla) Whybrew and special brother, Larry Biby; nieces and nephews, Jeana, Erica, Kirkie and Nikolos, all of Pueblo. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Donations in memory of Joe may be made to Children's Hospital in Denver, direct or through the mortuary.

Wiant, Delbert
Delbert "Del" Wiant - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2006 - Delbert "Del" Wiant, the heart of a cowboy, went to heaven with his boots and saddle, leaving behind a legacy, a million friends. Born, Feb. 12, 1919, died July 11, 2006. Preceded in death by his parents, George and Irene Wiant. Delbert "Del" Wiant is survived by wife of 69 years, Geneva; four children, Gene (Mary), Joan (Duane) Shelinbarger, Dutch (Nina), Dixie (Gil) Maes; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. Memorial service, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2006, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Wiberg, Helen C.
Helen C. Wiberg - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 1999 - Helen C. Wiberg, 90, a longtime resident of San Diego and recently of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 21, 1999. Her curiosity for learning, love of music, appreciation of wit and humor and many acts of kindness, will be remembered by those who knew and loved her. Survived by daughter, Jane (Delmar) Milne, Pueblo- son, Dan (Norma) Wiberg, Escondido, Calif.- and grandsons, Scott (Dayna) Milne, Kurt Milne and Matthew (Patti) Wiberg. , 3 p.m. Sunday, at the home of Jane Milne, 1809 MacKenzie Road. Family requests no food or flowers. A memorial fund is being established.

Wickersham, John E.
John E. Wickersham – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – January 22, 1880 – Mr. John E. Wickersham, an invalid who has been boarding at the residence of Mr. Van Fossen for some time past, died of consumption last Sunday; aged 22 years.  His remains were interred in the city cemetery the following Monday.  Possessed of a kind and generous disposition, he was beloved by all who knew him, and his sudden demise is sincerely regretted by relatives and hundreds of friends.

Wickes, Ames
Ames Wickes - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - December 1, 1922 - Pueblo - Ames Wickes, a miner in the Red Canon coal mine, near Delta, Colo., was instantly killed when a portion of a 1,600 pound slab fell from the roof and crushed him. Other miners nearby escaped without injuries.

Wickham, Nicholas
Nicholas Wickham – Pueblo Indicator – July 14, 1928 – Still Another Old-Timer Dies – Nicholas Wickham, 81, died July 9, after a brief illness. He had lived here 57 years, and for about 40 years of that time had resided at 1217 Box Elder street, Bessemer. He was one of the first men to take a job with the Colorado Coal and Iron Company and helped build up that enterprise. He was a native of Ireland. Deceased is survived by his wife and one son, Peter. He was retired from the employ of the C.F. & I. Company about 11 years ago, and was a member of the Retired Steelworkers Club.

Wickiser, William B.
William B. "Wick" Wickiser - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2001 - William B. "Wick" Wickiser, age 74, passed away June 12, 2001. Mr. Wickiser is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Ruby; his children, Kristi (Rick) Kyle and Lesley (Rick) Loffredo; grandson, Ryan Loffredo; and sister-in-law, Charlotte C. deBaca. William was a World War II U.S. Marine Corps veteran, having served three years in the South Pacific. He was a respected sales representative of Industrial Tools for 51 years. He held several prominent positions and retired as division manager. Wick was a devoted, loving husband and father. He had a great love of life and a great sense of humor. He always had a laugh and smile for everyone he met and his token saying of "Wickiser's my name, selling is my game." At his request, cremation with no services.

Wickman, Joseph L
Joseph L. Wickman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 1987 - Joseph L. Wickman of 201 Harrison, Jan. 14, 1987. Husband of Wilma Wickman, of the family home. Preceded in death by his first wife, Lydia R. Wickman, in 1966. Father of Robert Karl Wickman, Pueblo; Paulette Lee Nelson, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Joseph P. Wickman, Minot, N.D., and David P. Wickman, Phoenix, Ariz. Survived also by his stepdaughters, Karla Coulson, Leah Ahlin and Terri Beeman, all of Pueblo. In addition, he is survived by 10 grandchildren, five brothers, three sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. A Pueblo resident since 1955, Mr. Wickman was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 21 and was a veteran of service "with the U.S. Army during WW II. He managed several Singer sewing machine offices throughout Colorado and was employed by Singer for 17 years. He then represented Prudential Life Insurance Company for five years and retired as a manager for Kwik Way Stores in 1978. Service, 2 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, will be conducted by Kenneth Klopp, pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment, Roselawn. Memorials may be made in Mr. Wickman's name to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Wicks, Margaret B.
Mrs. Margaret B. Wicks - Rocky Mountain News – May 22, 1911 - Mrs. Margaret B. Wicks at Pueblo, May 21, age 72, pioneer of Pueblo, widow of the late Platt Wicks, last night at family residence. She apparently was in good health until about 8 o'clock last night when she was attacked by acute indigestion. She died one hour later. Mrs. Wicks came to Colorado in 1890 from Iowa.

Wicks, Platt
Platt Wicks - Bayfield Blade - November 18, 1909 - Former State Senator Platt Wicks died at his home in Pueblo on the 11th inst., after a long illness, having suffered for the past ten years from paralysis.

Wicks, Platt
Platt Wicks - Pueblo Chieftain - November 05, 1986 - Platt Wicks, formerly bf Pueblo and late of Boulder, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 2, 1986. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Louise Kiblosky Wicks, Boulder; sons, Douglas P. (Karen) Wicks, Great Falls, Mont., and David A. (Leah) Wicks, Denver; grandson, Orin P. Wicks, Denver; sister, Mrs. Margaret E. (Orville) Rouch, Pueblo; aunt and uncle, Emma (Harry J.) Amick Sr., Pueblo. He was born in Pueblo on March 7, 1915, and graduated from Centennial High School in the Class of 1933 and from the University of Colorado in 1940. He was a professor of electrical engineering at the time of his retirement in 1977 after. 34 years of teaching at the university. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Institute of Radio Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, American Society for Engineering and the honorary engineering societies of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Tau. In 1968, the Tau Beta Pi honored him as the Outstanding Professor of the College of Engineering, and in 1971 he was selected an Outstanding Educator of America. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1986, at First Presbyterian Church, Boulder, with the Rev. John Hess, officiating. His family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Those who wish to make a memorial may submit it to the Rouch Funeral Home office.

Wickwar, Marsha K.
Marsha K. Hansen Wickwar - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2006 - Marsha K. Hansen Wickwar, 53, passed away Feb. 17, 2006. Survived by her husband, Robert Wickwar; children, Valerie Wickwar and Michael Wickwar, all of Centennial, Colo.; father, Don Hansen of Pueblo; mother-in-law, Ramona Smith of Denver; uncle, Gail (Beverly) Coats; aunt, Jean (Alvin) Rose, both of Miami, Okla. Preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Garner; brother, Richard Hansen; grandmother, Rose Hafer; father-in-law, Howard Smith; stepmother, Kathleen Hansen; and uncle, Henry Hansen. Marsha was born April 11, 1952, in Pueblo. She graduated from South High School and was a retail baker for Alfalfa's Market. Viewing, 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Olinger Hampden Mortuary, 8600 E. Hampden Ave., Denver. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, Mountain View Cemetery, Pueblo.

Widdifield, Floyd R.
Floyd R. Widdifield - Huerfano World - July 14, 1994 - Floyd R. Widdifield of Littleton, formerly manager of JC Penney in Walsenburg, died June 30, 1994 in the hospital in that city. Born Mar. 14, 1909 in Wakeeney, KS, he married Vera A. Schlageck Jan. 31, 1937 in Denver. Survivors include his Wife, Vera, Littleton; two daughters, Karen Hoffman, Owings, MD, and Sharon Baldwin, Littleton. Funeral service was last week from Chapel Hill Mortuary burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

Widener, Gene
Rev. Gene Widener - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2003 - Rev. Gene Widener, 73, passed away June 8, 2003. Survived by his wife, Wyvonna Widener, of the family home in Pueblo West; children, Dennis (Rose) Widener of Deadwood, S.D., David Widener of Wichita, Kan., John (Margo) Mylott of Muscatine, Iowa, and Jean (Ken) Hill of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; siblings, Ethel White of Amity, Mo., Verlea Kretzer and Rev. Bill Widener, both of St. Joseph, Mo.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. Gene was born Oct. 1, 1929, in St. Joseph, Mo., and served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He earned two PhDs, was a TWA pilot for seven years, a minister for more than 50 years, owned a computer business and a Christian Book Store in Cameron, Mo. Gene also founded Majestic Baptist Church in Pueblo West and Pastored there for 5 1/2 years. His hobbies included model railroading, gardening, reading, computers, photography, and prior to his heart attack, one of his passions in life was flying. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2003, at Belmont Baptist Church, 1401 Jerry Murphy, with Rev. Bill Irwin, Pastor Jim Wessels and Rev. Bill Widener officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to Belmont Baptist Church through the funeral home. Gene is greatly loved and will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Widick, Sibdie V.
Sibdie V. Widick - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 1985 - Sibdie V. Widick, late of Penrose, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 1985, at a Colorado Springs hospital. Born March 3, 1907, in Chester, Okla., she moved to Cortez as a child in a covered wagon. A resident of Penrose the past 45 years, moving from Leadville and the Western Slope. A member of the Baptist faith. She was married Dec. 24, 1927, at Rico to Irvin W. Widick. He preceded her in death in 1978, as did two sons. Survived by three daughters and one son, Viola Martin and Wanda States, both of Penrose, Wesley Widick, Pueblo, and Jedymak, Spokane, Wash. Also survived by two sisters and brother, Margaret Wertz, Florence, Edith Miller, Pueblo, and Pat Vinson, El Paso, Texas. Service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Florence Mortuary Chapel, with the Rev. Harold Bostwick officiating. Interment, Penrose Cemetery.

Widmar, Charles
Charles Widmar - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 1986 - Charles Widmar, Jan. 26, 1986. Husband of Mrs. Mary Widmar and Father of Iris Widmar of the family home. Survived also by two brothers, Julian and Felix Vidmar and several nieces in Yugoslavia. Uncle of Frances (Bill) Kelley and Mary Robbins, Pueblo. A member of St. Mary Parish and WSA, Western Star Lodge No. 16. Mr. Widmar retired in 1962 after 42 years employment at the CF&I Steel Corp. At the time of his retirement, he was a roll finisher in the 14-inch Mill. Services, St. Mary Church: Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. They will greet friends at the church following the Mass.

Widmar, Mary
Mary Widmar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 1998 - Mary Widmar, 95, passed away Nov. 12, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles Widmar. Survived by her daughter, Iris Jean Widmar- and sisters, Rose Parr, Sophie Vick, Frances DeJoy and Christina Ahlin, all of Pueblo, Colo., and Angela Purin of Rupert, Idaho. Also preceded in death by sisters, Catherine Kochevar, Anna Vedetich and Jennie Shields- and brother, Tony Kochevar. Mrs. Widmar was a member of St. Mary Church parish. Funeral Mass, Monday, 2 p.m., St. Mary Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Church.

Wieman, Donald Ralph
Donald Ralph Wieman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 2003 - Donald Ralph Wieman, passed away on Oct. 28, 2003 at the age of 61. He was preceded in death by his parents Simon W. Wieman and Martha Elizabeth Bell and his brother Daryl. His is survived by his children Trevor and wife Karen, Travis and wife Veronica, and Tabatha Fotenos and husband Alex; seven grandchildren who loved and treasured their Big Grandpa: Theresa, Maisy, Alysa, Tyler, Marcus, Drew and Melina; his brother Larry and wife Leslie; his sister Jeanne Walkinshaw and husband Tom; his brother Terry; his sister-in-law Leanna Roskey; his brother-in-law Joe Venturi, his niece Heather; nephews Michael, Mitchell, Mark, Jeff and Justin; and great-nephew Alexander. Don graduated from Granada H.S. where he played basketball and loved to rodeo. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1964, stationed in Germany. He married Cindy Venturi on July 31, 1965 and shortly thereafter started a career with the Colorado Department of Highways in Pueblo. Don was a devout Christian and he most valued spending time with and giving gifts to his family and countless friends. He will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched. Memorial services will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 801 Main in Canon City, at 11a.m. on Monday, Nov. 3. Burial services at Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo will follow. In lieu of food or flowers, donations may be made in memory of Don Wieman to the Brain Injury Association of Colorado/ Pikes Peak Challenge, P.O. Box 75987 Colorado Springs, CO 80970.

Wieman, R. Ralph
R. Ralph Wieman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 1986 - R. Ralph Wieman, a Pueblo resident since 1951, late of 1407 Constitution, passed away July 30, 1986. Mr. Wieman served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and retired from the PDA in 1973. He was a member of the First Church of God, B.P.O.E. No. 90, Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM, OES No. 7, and the Southern Colorado Consistory. Survivors include his wife, Lois I. Wieman of the family home; one daughter, Kathy (Mike) Vagher of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; one son, Kelly Wieman of Denver; two grandsons; one sister, Minnie VanWey; two brothers, Sy and Virgil Wieman, all of Canon City; and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Danny Bryant of the First Church of God officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery.

Wieman, Simon William
Simon "Sy" William Wieman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 1987 - Simon "Sy" William Wieman, Canon City, passed away at his home Nov. 6, 1987. Born Aug. 10, 1913, in Belprie, Kan. Married Elizabeth Bell, July 16, 1936. She survives, as do her children, Donald (Leslie) Wieman, Jeannie (Tom) Walkinshaw, Larry, and Terry Wieman. One son preceded him in death in 1939. Also survived by nine grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; one sister, Minnie VanWey; one brother, Virgil Wieman, sister-in-law, Lois; and a host of friends. Sy lived most of his life near Granada where he ranched and farmed, retiring in July 1977. In his earlier years he worked, in gold mines in California and uranium mines in western Colorado and Utah. In June 1983, he joined the First United Methodist Church in Canon City, where his funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, with the ,Rev. Dennis Sillaman officiating. Burial in Beaver Park Cemetery, Penrose.

Wiening, Rebecca
Rebecca Wiening - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 2000 - Rebecca Carmelita Wiening, 59, Trinidad, November 1. Survived by husband, William Wiening, and children, Stanley Wiening, Clifford Wiening, Tracey Campbell, and Billie Jo Chavez. Funeral service 2 p.m., Friday, November 3, 2000, Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home, Trinidad.

Wieser, Antoinette Jeanette
Antoinette Jeanette "Toni" Wieser - Vallejo Times-Herald - December 26, 2004 - Antoinette Jeanette "Toni" Wieser, April 21, 1917 - Dec. 22, 2004 - Antoinette "Toni" Jeanette Wieser, 87, died Wednesday after a brief illness. Born in Trinidad, Colo., Mrs. Wieser was a resident of Vallejo. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Sylvester Henry Wieser; her parents, Frank Corollo and Santa Magarro; her sisters, Anna Colombo, Marie Frabizio and Margaret Atchison; and her brothers, Mario Corollo and Joseph Corollo. Survivors include her daughters, Gloria Wieser-Lewis and Joan Marie Wieser; sons, Gerald F. (Leanna) and Walter B. (Shanna); sister, JoAnn Brown; and grandchildren, Juliene Wieser (Leonard) Alexandre, Scott (Felisa) Wieser, Brock Wieser, Chad Wieser, Trevor Lewis, Jamie Lewis and Jodie Lewis. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. vigil Monday at Colonial Chapels, Vallejo. Mass will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Basil's Catholic Church, Vallejo. Entombment will be at All Souls Catholic Cemetery, Vallejo. Flowers may be sent to Colonial Chapels, Vallejo. Donations may be made to St. Anthony's dining room, 121 Golden Gate Ave., P.O. Box 39000, San Francisco, CA 94139-5719.

Wiggins, Alvin Eugene
Alvin Eugene Wiggins - Huerfano World - August 20, 1998 - Alvin Eugene Wiggins, 73, of Walsenburg, died Aug. 15, 1998 in the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home where he was a resident. Born Mar. 29, 1925 in Beaumont, TX, to Archie and Lydia Barrow Wiggins, he entered the US Navy in 1943. Mr. Wiggins, a member of the Texas Bar Association, was an attorney by trade and had a private practice in Beaumont. After retiring about six years ago, he came to live in Walsenburg, purchasing a ranch in Ideal Canyon. He is survived by two sons, Steven, Beaumont and John, Walsenburg; two brothers, Daylee and Tommy, both of Texas; five grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian in 1995. A memorial service was held from Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel on Tuesday. Cremation.

Wiggins, Robert A.
Robert A. Wiggins - Memorial to Fallen Officers - The presence of the Memorial to Fallen Officers in the lobby of the Colorado Corrections Training Academy, Caρon City, stands as an everlasting symbol of honor to the fourteen men who have given their lives in the line of duty. The Colorado DOC recognizes the ultimate price paid, dedication and loyalty of the following men: Riot - 1929 - October 3, 1929 - The deadly riot of October 3, 1929, at the Colorado State Penitentiary was preceded earlier that summer by a series of riots in two New York prisons and the Federal Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. These riots prompted rumors that an organized effort to disrupt the nation's prison system was underway. The riots left 8 staff dead. Details of the tragedy indicated that it was the "bloodiest chapter in the history of the Colorado State Prison." Not only were lives lost, but also large sections of the prison were destroyed by fire. It is estimated that over 2,000 rounds of ammunition were fired during the melee. Perhaps these words written in the Warden's Report to the Colorado Board of Corrections in 1930 say it best: "I wish at this time to commend them for their bravery, loyalty and the supreme sacrifice they made. Their memories will always be held in the deepest reverence and respect by the officials and remaining co-workers." The following men lost their lives in the line of duty: Robert Wiggins - Robert A. Wiggins was about 65 years of age when he was killed during the riot. Wiggins was the prison's blacksmith and had been held hostage since noon on October 2. He was shot by inmates on the evening of October 3rd and was dragged outside the prison gates. Later he was taken to the Holmes hospital, where he died on the operating table a few minutes later. Mr. Wiggins was survived by a wife and one son. Dying as he had lived, it was written that Wiggins was a man of his convictions and staunch heart, his courage in the last may well be looked upon and recorded as one of the most splendid acts of heroism in the history of the State. Knowing that he would be killed, Wiggins, it was reported, did not ask for mercy.

Wightman, Jeffrey S.
Jeffrey S. Wightman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2005 - Jeffrey S. Wightman passed away Feb. 16, 2005. Services will be held in Mechanicsville, Va., later this week.

Wightman, Kenneth
Kenneth "Shadow" Wightman - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 1999 - Kenneth "Shadow" Wightman made his transition on June 13, 1999 , after a long illness. He was born on Aug. 2, 1925, to H.J. and Minnie Wightman in Trinidad, Colo. Kenny served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He came to Pueblo in 1951 to work at the Pueblo Ordnance Depot and retired from CF&I Rail Mill after 33 years. He was a devout member of the Pueblo Divine Science Church and an active member of the Alcoholics Anonymous for the past 37 years. Kenny was preceded in death by his parents- son, Jon- and his brother, Edward. His survivors include his wife, Marnette- and her mother, Elsie Kautzky, of the family home- daughters, Emily and Lois- and their sons, Jeffrey, Christopher and James- and special friends, Ed and Donna Courter and Dave and Pat Millon. There will be no viewing. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, 1999 ,in the Pueblo Divine Science Church, 115 E. Routt. Family and friends will gather in the Fellowship hall immediately following the service. Memorial gifts may be sent to the Divine Science Church.

Wigner, Joe J. Sr.
Joe J. Wigner Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2000 - Joe J. Wigner Sr., 79, passed away Oct. 18, 2000. Preceded in death by his wife, Marie M. Wigner; daughter, Margaret Ann Wigner; son-in-law, Roger Files; brothers, Albert Wigner, Frank Wigner Jr. and Vern Wigner; and sister, Kay Stanko. Survived by children, Don Wigner, Beulah, Colo., Kathy Goss, Colorado Springs, Linda (Hal) Durfree, Delta, Colo., JoAnn (Leonard Paul) Wigner, Montrose, Colo., Eileen Manzanares, Pueblo, Joe (Diane) Wigner Jr., Pueblo, Mary Jane (Ron) Smallfoot, Lafayette, Colo., Brenda Files, Pueblo, Ronald (Nancy) Wigner, Whittier, Calif., and Cheryl (Mark) Popp, Pueblo. Also survived by 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ann Mader and Mickie (Elwayne) Brady, both of Garden City, Kan.; brother, George (Esther) Wigner Jr., Garden City, Kan.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Mr. Wigner retired as an electrical contractor and was a member of IBEW No. 12 for 45 years and was an avid fisherman. Visitation at the funeral home noon-5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m.-noon Friday. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Friday at Roselawn Cemetery. The family especially wishes to thank Dr. Christopher Wilson and staff, Roth Medical and staff, and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Friends will be received at the home of Cheryl and Mark Popp.

Wigner, Marie M.
Marie M. Wigner - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 1997 - Marie M. Wigner, age 77, passed away Dec. 7, 1997. Preceded in death by her daughter, Margaret Ann Wigner- brother, John, Andrew and Ed Schmaltz- and her sister, Marge Barnes. Survived by her husband, Joseph J. Wigner- children, Don (Jaton) Wigner, Beulah, Colo., Kathy Goss, Colorado Springs, Linda (Hal) Durfee, Delta, Colo., Jo Ann (Leonard Paul) Wigner, Montrose, Colo., Eileen (Bill) Manzanares, Pueblo, Joe (Diane) Wigner Jr., Pueblo, Mary Jane (Ron) Smallfoot, Lafayette, Colo., Brenda (Roger) Files, Pueblo, Ronald (Nancy) Wigner, Whittier, Calif., and Cheryl (Mark) Popp, Pueblo- 16 grandchildren- eight great-grandchildren- two great-great-grandchildren- and brothers and sisters, Betty Downing, Ann McElroy, Barbara Underhill, Adam Schmaltz Jr., Eleanore Timbrook, Bertha Thompson, Bea Anders, Kay Durbin, Patty Ann Chick and Richard Schmaltz. Funeral service, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday. The family will receive friends at the home of Joe and Diane Wigner. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

Wigton, John R.
Dr. John R. Wigton - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2002 - Passed away Jan. 24, 2002. Dr. Wigton was a Pueblo Centennial High School graduate and served his country in the U.S. Army as a doctor during WWII. He spent over 40 years in medical practice, in the late 1940s in Crested Butte, Colo., and later in the Santa Monica, Calif., area. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy and Kitty Lee. Dear father of Cindy (Bobby) Wright and Kim (Stephanie) Wigton. Cherished grandfather of Cammie (Wesley) LePlatt and Dena (Patrick) Morrisey. Also survived by four great-grandchildren, Dane, Randy, Lauran and Mara; two brothers, Dr. Chester Wigton and Dr. Henry Wigton; sister, B. Rebecca (Charles) Housman of Pueblo and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, W.I. and Bessie Ramsey Wigton; brother, W.I. Wigton Jr. A celebration of life will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Deborah Kehle Como officiating. Family will receive friends and relatives following the service. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Wikberg, Raymond J.
Raymond J. Wikberg - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 1999 - Raymond J. Wikberg, passed away at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, June 21, 1999 , at Parkview Hospital. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jeanne and sons, Ron and Mike. He is survived by children, Dinah, Rick, Greg (Dagmar),Cliff and Jay- and sister, Evelyn (Sonnie)- 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren- as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was loved by his grandchildren's mothers, Lovenda (Greg), Troy (John). Bubba will be missed and is loved by all. , 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 1999 , Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Wiklund, Barbara F.
Barbara F. Wiklund - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 1999 - Barbara F. Wiklund, 96, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 18, 1999. Preceded in death by husband, William S. Wiklund, 1964- by brother, Joe Baker- and sisters, Mary Guadagno and Ann Filler. Survived by sisters, Rose Manguso and Sophie Lawson, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family extends a special thank you to Belmont Lodge. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, Roselawn Cemetery.

Wiklund, George C.
George C. Wiklund - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2006 - George C. Wiklund passed away June 14, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents, William M. and Anna Wiklund; brothers, William, Hedwig and Jack "Swede"; sisters, Elvira, Ellen and Elma. George is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Josephine; son, George (Wendy) Wiklund Jr.; grandchildren, JoAnna (John) Crowley, Scott (Rachel) Wiklund and Gail (Robert) Ujkaj; great-grandchildren, Robert, Anthony and Sasha Ujkaj, Paige Crowley and Avery Wiklund; sisters-in-law, Grace Martellaro and Jennie (Bill) Griggs; brothers-in-law, Jack Chiaramonte and Tony (Brenda) Chiaramonte; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. George served in the U.S. Army in the 62nd AFA BN ASSN during WWII. He served in Tunisia, Sicily, Normandy, Ardennes-Alsace, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. George worked as a mechanic for the city of Pueblo, and retired in 1987. He was a member of the Eagle's Lodge No. 145, and enjoyed golfing, fishing and dancing. At George's request there will be a private graveside service.

Wilbourn, Kenneth W.
Kenneth W. Wilbourn - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 1987 - Kenneth W. Wilbourn, 55, passed away June 27, 1987. Mr. Wilbourn is survived by his wife, Imogene Wilbourn; three children, Arlie Wilbourn of Pueblo, Theresa (Gerald) Hesseltine of Alaska and Rita (Rodney) Pike of Pueblo. He also is survived by two brothers, Verlon (Nadine) of Oklahoma and Chester (Betty) Wilbourn of Michigan; one sister, Norma (Edward) Greenmeyer of Oklahoma; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. Wilbourn was born March 23, 1932. He resided in Pueblo since March 19, 1956. Mr. Wilbourn was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 17, AF&AM, and belonged to the Al Kaly Shrine. Visitation hours from noon until 8 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Service at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Church of Christ with the Rev. Bill Driver officiating. Interment, Devotion, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials to Shriner Crippled Children's Hospital in care of Imperial Funeral Home.

Wilbur, Raymond F.
Raymond F. Wilbur - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 1999 - Raymond F. Wilbur, born Jan. 15, 1921, in Berkley, Mass., passed away July 24,1999 , in Pueblo. Survived by children, Cathie (Steve) Palmer, Paradise, Calif., and Lynn Wilbur, California- five grandchildren- sister, Alice Borden-and his loving companion, Esther Carducci. Ray was a member of the Paradise Elks Lodge No. 2026 and the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 FOE. At his request, cremation, Almont Crematory, with no service.

Wilburn, E. Louise
E. Louise Wilburn - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2000 - E. Louise Wilburn, age 70, of Limon, Colo., (formerly of Hartman) died June 10, 2000. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Valley Memorial-Holly Chapel. Burial in the Hartman Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and until service time Tuesday. Memorial contributions to the Hartman Gym Restoration Fund.

Wilburn, Stephanie Rae
Stephanie Rae Wilburn - Pueblo Chieftain - August 04, 1999 - Stephanie Rae Wilburn. Daughter of the late John Wilburn- daughter and stepdaughter of Jacob and Priscilla- sister of Leslie (Joe) Lovato and John Jr. (Davine) Wilburn- and granddaughter of Sophie Bobian, John Montez and Tony and Lala Rodriguez. Services, noon today, Trevino Mortuary. Interment at Mount Olivet following the services.

Wilce, Evelyn
Evelyn Wilce - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 1999 - Evelyn Wilce, 76, passed away Aug. 12, 1999. Visitation until 7 p.m. today at the Peacock Funeral Home. Funeral services 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Peacock Funeral Home. Interment, Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Wilcox, Asa
Asa Wilcox - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 1981 - Asa Wilcox, father of Mrs. Elizabeth Willis, La Veta, and grandfather of Mrs. Betty Kreutzer and Mrs. Barbara Andreatta, La Veta. Also survived by six great-grandchildren. Graveside service 2 p.m. Thursday, Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers. Friends who wish may make contributions to the American Cancer Society. Asa Wilcox - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1981 - Graveside services for Asa Wilcox, 86, of La Veta will be held at Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Wilcox died January 12, 1981, at Walsenburg Care Center. He was born May 8, 1894, at Starkville and grew up in Lester. His wife, the former Elizabeth Rickard, died in 1954. He was a custodian for Walsenburg High School during the 1930s, and then operated a ranch until retiring. Surviving are his daughter, Elizabeth Willis of La Veta and two granddaughters.

Wilcox, Dolores Ann
Dolores Ann Wilcox – Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 1990 – Dolores Ann Wilcox, 52, died Monday, Jan. 8, 1990, in Las Vegas, NV. Formerly of Fowler and Fort Collins, she was born May 26, 1937 in Fowler. Survived by her mother, Lillie Dell Christensen, Fowler; one son Steven Wilcox, Reno, NV; one brother, Bob (Judy) Christensen, Fort Collins; one sister, Mickey (Tim) Wilson, Sierra Vista, AZ; a special friend, Don Barrett, Las Vegas; three nieces and two nephews. Services, 2 p.m., Friday, First Methodist Church in fowler, Memorials to the Methodist Church. Burial 10 a.m. Tuesday, Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins.

Wilcox, Helen Lucy Mae
Helen Lucy Mae Thompson Wilcox - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2005 - Helen Lucy Mae Thompson Wilcox departed this life Aug. 17, 2005, in Ordway, Colo. Helen was born Aug. 28, 1915, in Miami, Okla., to Grover S. Trask and Nannie Ashford Trask. She was preceded in death by parents; husband, George Thompson; and siblings, Harold Trask, Andrew Trask, Frances Pitman, Dorothy Fairbairn and Peggy Siefford Cidio. Helen graduated from Pueblo Centennial High School in 1934. She married the love of her life George Thompson on Feb. 28, 1941. Helen retired from US West Communications in 1977 after 38 years of service. She had the distinction of being the first woman office manager for US West. She managed offices in Dillon and Salida, Colo., prior to retirement. After her retirement, she made her home in Pueblo West. She served on the board for the Pueblo West Mobile Home Association for a number of years. She was a life-time member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. In 1996, she moved to Olney Springs, Colo., with her niece, Sandy (Bill) Gray. Helen always had a beautiful yard and loved gardening. She enjoyed spending time with all her many nieces and nephews and always had dogs and cats to share her life with. Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Harold (Linda) Stringer, Diane (Darvin) Ritchie, Gary Stringer, Wayne (Christine) Trask, JoAnn (Reaford) Garrison, Howard (Cindy) Trask, Ed (Nancy) Trask, John Siefford, Rick Siefford, Karen Nan (Tom) Ziegler, Kay McDowell, Tom (Katy) Fairbairn, Linda Fairbairn, Sandy (Bill) Gray, and Helen (Don) Pierson. Also surviving are many great and great-great-nieces and -nephews. Helen will lie in-state from 1 until 8 p.m. today at the Davis Mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, in the Roselawn Cemetery Chapel. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. A very special thank you to the Crowley County Nursing Center for the wonderful care and friendship they provided for the last four years of her life. Those who desire may make contributions to the Crowley County Nursing Center, Ordway, Colo. Aunt Helen will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Wilcox, Lovinia
Lovinia Wilcox – Pueblo Indicator – October 24, 1914 – Mrs. Lovinia Wilcox, mother of Mrs. R.A. Morrison of Denver, died at her home after an illness of a few days. Mrs. Wilcox was born in New York eighty-six years ago and had been a resident of Denver for ten years.

Wilcox, Mary O.
Mary O. Wilcox - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2002- Mary O. Wilcox, 73, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 27, 2002. Born Feb. 15, 1929, in San Luis, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Clyde D. Wilcox. Survived by her sons, Dave, Larry and Clay Wilcox; brother, Louie Valdez; sister, Helen Avalar; grandchildren, Shelby, Lori, Terri, Stephanie, Justin, Len, Heather, Dustin, Tanya, Brandy, Shane, Clayton and Weston. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Wilcox, Michael Edward
Michael Edward Wilcox - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 1998 - Michael Edward Wilcox, 52, Temecula, Calif., passed away June 19, 1998. He is survived by mother, Sallie (Bob) Nelson, Pueblo- daughter, Erica Rhea Wilcox, Madeline, Calif.- grandmother, Ella Hardecopf, Dolliver, Iowa- uncles, Richard Harness, Dolliver, and Forrest Wilcox, Tucson, Ariz.- aunts, Betty Clayton, Estherville, Iowa, Berdene (Paul) Spencer, Newton, Iowa, and Judy (Marlow) Good, Newton- and many cousins and friends including special friends, Darrell and Judy Munn and their children, Connie and Jacob, all of Temecula. Predeceased by father, Marine Sgt. Philip Wilcox, Norwalk, Calif. - grandparents, Myrtle and Fred Wilcox, Newton- step-grandfather, Albert Hardecopf, Dolliver- and grandfather, Leonard Harness, Woonsocket, S.D. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, Dolliver Cemetery.

Wilcox, Ruth E.
Ruth E. Wilcox - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2002 - Ruth E. Wilcox, born Sept. 8, 1917, in Pueblo to the union of George and Ada Wilcox, passed away May 20, 2002. Ruth is survived by her sisters, Alice Morgan and Christine Cool. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service, 3 p.m. Thursday, Mountain View Cemetery.

Wilcoxson, Gene
Gene Wilcoxson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2009 - Wilcoxson Remembered by Family Members - Funeral Services for the Well-Known Pueblo Businessman Will Be Tuesday - Funeral services for car dealer and Pueblo business leader Gene Wilcoxson are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th Street and Grand Avenue. Wilcoxson's family spoke Friday about growing up and working with the late president and owner of Wilcoxson Buick-Cadillac-GMC-Truck, a man who also helped found the Pueblo Economic Development Corp. "What they did for the community, they did unselfishly," Gene Wilcoxson Jr., one of Wilcoxson's two sons, said of his father and mother, the late Jane "Peachy" Wilcoxson. "They did not want anything in return," he said. Wilcoxson, 85, died Wednesday. His second son, Bill, said his father had health problems since the death a year ago of his wife, whom he had cared for since she had a stroke. Wilcoxson moved to Pueblo when he was 4 and grew up here, attending Somerlid Elementary School and Centennial High School. He then went to Pueblo Junior College for a time and then into the U.S. Amy in 1943 for World War II, where he served as a combat platoon leader and company commander in the Pacific Theater. When he returned from the war, Wilcoxson went to college again, graduating from the University of Colorado. It was after that he got into the car business, said Bill Wilcoxson. A friend asked him to work at what was then called Vidmar-Mathis Motor Company and he started selling cars and trucks. He was recalled by the Army for the Korean War and returned to Pueblo in 1953, working for W.A. Willis Ford. Wilcoxson later partnered with the company in dealerships in Iowa and Colorado Springs before getting the chance to buy into the W.A. Willis Buick-Cadillac dealership, located at what now is Wilcoxson Buick- Cadillac- GMC-Truck. Bill said Wilcoxson was told when he bought the rest of the dealership that he'd never be able to pay it off. But he did in just four or five years, Bill said, and was at last working only for himself. Even after he left day-to-day operations of the dealership to Bill, who is general manager, and daughter Karen Wilcoxson, who takes care of administration there, Wilcoxson stayed involved, his son and daughter said. "He let us do our own thing as long as we took care of customers," Bill said. "He also would want to put his stamp of approval on things. He would take us outside once in a while and say, 'Who put that sign up there?' " Bill said his father supported his three children no matter what they did, never pressuring them to work at the dealership. Two of them did, but older son Gene Jr. now is the risk manager at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo. Gene said he remembered how hard Wilcoxson worked, leaving the house before 7 a.m. and returning home at 6:30 p.m. six days a week. "He just fell asleep on the couch, exhausted," he said. Wilcoxson's hard work enabled him later to leave the dealership to others and be active in civic and community projects. He served at various times as the chairman of PEDCo and the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce. He also served on the boards of Minnequa Bank, Vectra Bank, the Pueblo Country Club and other groups. Among the honors bestowed on Wilcoxson were the 2005 Citizen of the Year Award by the chamber and the Centennial Hall of Fame. His family said Wilcoxson was most proud of one honor in particular: The Good Neighbor Award, presented by Fort Carson in Colorado Springs. He worked for years to create business and social relationships between Fort Carson staff and area business leaders, and his children said he was devoted to working with the post's personnel. "He loved doing things for other people," Bill said. "And he never asked for reward or recognition. It came, but that's not why he did it."

Wilder, Nafie Bobbie
Nafie Bobbie Wilder - Huerfano World - August 13, 1998 - Nafie Bobbie Wilder, 86, of Glendale, CA, formerly of Walsenburg, died Aug. 3, 1998 in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Born Feb. 20, 1912 in Walsenburg to Kalil "K" and Effie Paris George, she met and married Ken Paul Wilder in California. She made annual trips to Walsenburg to visit her 105 year old mother, Effie and the rest of the family. Survivors include, her mother, Effie George, Walsenburg; three sons, Hollis Wilder, Paul Wilder and Daniel Wilder, Carson, CA; five sisters, Sherma Jerant, Walsenburg, Edna Ferrendelli, Farmington, NM, Dorothy Tomsic, Huntington Beach, CA, Betty Baker, Hollywood, CA, and June Van Schoyck, New Cuyama, CA; two brothers, Sam George, Supher, LA, and Iube George, Antonito; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Saturday from the Old North Church, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, Glendale, CA.

Wilder, W. H.
W. H. Wilder - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - July 19, 1918 - W. H. Wilder, former resident of Trinidad, a veteran of the Civil war, was killed in an automobile accident near Grand Junction.

Wildt, Marjorie R.
Marjorie Ruth Hutcheson Wildt - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2002 - Marjorie Ruth Hutcheson Wildt, 91, of Maryland, passed away Nov. 10, 2002. Born Jan. 1, 1911, in Colorado Springs. Beloved wife of the late Frederick August Wildt; mother of Fredrick E. Wildt of Virginia, Khris E. Wildt of Denton, Md., and L. Susanne Cusimano of Queenstown, Md.; grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of one. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Mountain View Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Queenstown Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 118, Queenstown, MD 21658 or Hospice of Queen Anne's Inc., 300 Del Rhodes Ave., Queenstown, MD 21658.

Wiley, Kenneth B.
Kenneth B. Wiley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2006 - Kenneth B. Wiley passed away Nov. 18, 2006, in Pueblo, Colo. Ken was born Jan. 9, 1912, in Pueblo to Winifred and Minnie Wiley. He was employed as a city bus driver for many years before his retirement. Kenneth was a 61-year member of Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM and most recently had been attending St. Peter Episcopal Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes; brother Cecil; sisters, Mabel and Betty; and one granddaughter. His survivors include his daughters, Betty Jean (Sonny) Cape, Diana (Carson) Herrin and Kathleen (Gerald) Robinette; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren; and his niece, Bobbi Coburn. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, Davis Memorial Chapel, with Masonic Rites provided by Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM. Mr. Wiley will be laid to rest with his wife, Agnes, in the Mountain View Cemetery at a later date.

Wiley, Charles Edward
Charles Edward Wiley - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 2005 - Charles Edward Wiley, 69, went to be with Jesus June 25, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Irene, and children; Russell (Tammy) Wiley and Charlene (Vincent) Abbas. He has three grandchildren; Luke Wiley of Ft. Collins, Colo., Amy Wiley of Boone, Colo. and Robert Abbas of Laramie, Wyo. One brother, Stanley (Lillian) Wiley of Bayfield, Colo.; also survived by many nieces and nephews. No viewing nor service at his request.

Wiley, H. Valetta
H. Valetta Wiley - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 1962 - H. Valetta Wiley, August 25. Mother of Miss Carrie E. Wiley of the family home, 811 Euclid Ave.; Robert B. Wiley, Boone, Colo.; William B. Wiley, Riverside, Calif.; Mrs. Ruth V. Meredith, Pahokee, Fla.; Mrs. Evelyn Wiley Smith; Mrs. Anna L. Clawson and James B. Wiley, all of Lake Worth, Fla.; Mrs. Florence F. Hamilton, Edinburg, Ind. and Mrs. Mabel R. Lutz, Belle Glade, Fla. Grandmother of 17, great-grandmother of 42; great-great-grandmother of 5. Member of the St. Paul Methodist Church. A resident of Boone from 1907 until moving to Pueblo in 1919. Her husband, Douglas B. Wiley, died Jan. 14, 1923. Services, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Davis Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Barber, officiating. To Mountain View. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pueblo Therapy Center through the mortuary office. Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1962 - H. Valetta Wiley. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. James Barber, pastor of St. Paul Methodist Church, officiating. To Mountain View. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pueblo Therapy Center through the mortuary office.

Wiley, Kenneth Bert
Kenneth Bert Wiley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2006 - Leap kills man, 94; woman who drank gasoline, 55, dies - The county coroner lists both deaths as suicides - A 94-year-old man fell to his death Saturday from a third-story window of his assisted-living center, and a 55-year-old woman in a separate case died after publicly drinking gasoline last week, according to officials. The Pueblo County Coroner's office reported both deaths as suicides. At 6:35 a.m. Kenneth Bert Wiley was pronounced dead at the scene of Alterra Wynwood, 4723 Surfwood Ave., according to Coroner James Kramer. Wiley had been living there since April. According to police, Wiley had told his family, "no one should live this long." Wiley fell after he used a pocket knife to cut and remove the screen from a hall window on the third floor, according to a report by Cpl. Gilbert Ladrini of the Pueblo Police Department. A Community Organization for Victims Assistance was called to help those who witnessed the scene. Claudine Bieser died at 12:55 p.m. at Parkview Medical Center. Kramer said she died of a "combination of gas ingestion and respiratory and renal failure." On Wednesday Bieser bought almost a gallon of gas from Loaf 'N Jug on Fourth Street and Abriendo Avenue, and then walked to the intersection of Carlile Place and Wilson Avenue, where residents watched in disbelief as she began drinking the gas. She had been a resident of the adult assisted-living center Golden Gate Manor, 606 W. Abriendo Ave.

Wiley, Richard
Richard Wiley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 2002 - Richard Wiley, 46, passed away Nov. 8, 2002. Services will be held in Walsh, Colo.

Wilger, Arline M.
Arline M. Wilger - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2001 - Age 77, Bristol. Passed away March 28, 2001. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at the St. Francis De Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment, Veterans section, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Wilgus, Blanche A.
Blanche A. Wilgus - Pueblo Chieftain - June 08, 1986 - Blanche A. Wilgus, 88, passed away at her home in Pueblo, June 7, 1986. Born in La Plata, Mo., to Daniel R. and Nancy (Curtis) Miller, she had been educated at State Teachers College in Kirksville, Mo., had moved to Colorado in 1920 and lived in Pueblo since 1936. She is preceded in death by a son, Samuel Wilgus, on March 9, 1985, and her husband, Elmer Lee Wilgus, on Oct. 25, 1985. She is survived by a son, Jack (Neva) Wilgus, a daughter-in-law, Joy Wilgus, both of Pueblo; a niece, June Biondini of Colorado Springs; four grandchildren, Linda Runyan and Christa Salaz of Pueblo, Samuel R. Wilgus of Thornton and Brian Wilgus of Colorado Springs. Service at Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade in Colorado Springs, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, with the Rev. Willard O. Peterson officiating. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday.

Wilgus, Elmer Lee
Elmer Lee Wilgus - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 1985 - Elmer Lee Wilgus of Pueblo passed away Oct. 25, 1985, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born May 21, 1897, in Brashear, Mo. Funeral service at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Swan-Law Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn O. McPherson officiating. Burial, Evergreen Cemetery. Lived and farmed east of Colorado Springs before moving to Pueblo in 1936. He and wife, Blanche Wilgus, celebrated 65 years of marriage this year. Veteran of U.S. Army, WW I. Retired grocer. Preceded in death by one son, Samuel Ray Wilgus, March 1985. Survived by wife, Blanche, of Pueblo; one son, Jack Wilgus, Pueblo; two daughters-in-law, Neva Wilgus and Joy Wilgus, both of Pueblo; four grandchildren, Linda Wilgus, Pueblo, Chris Salaz, Pueblo, Sam Wilgus Jr., Thornton, and Brian Wilgus, Eagle; and five great-grandchildren.

Wilhelm, Margaret L.
Margaret L. Wilhelm - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2002 - Margaret L. Wilhelm, 90, passed away July 16, 2002, in Pueblo. Survived by her daughters, Ardell (Warren) Curtis and JoAnn (Richard) Radley, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Kendall (Lori) Curtis of Pueblo, Kristen (Scott) Zink of Broomfield, Colo., Stephen (Jacqueline) Radley of Parker, Colo., and Lisa (Chris) Kassel of Broomfield, Colo.; and six great-grandchildren. Margaret was born May 29, 1912, in Tecumseh, Neb. A funeral service and interment were held in Nebraska City, Neb. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court Streets, in Pueblo. Memorials may be made to Maple Grove Church or Bethel United Church of Christ through the funeral home.

Wilhite, Betty Lou
Betty Lou Wilhite – Pueblo Chieftain – September 14, 2006 - Betty Lou Wilhite was born June 23, 1925, in Pueblo, Colo. She was the second of seven children to bless the marriage of Ben Andrews and Lena Bell-Andrews. Betty was a graduate of Pueblo Central High School in 1943 and attended trade school to learn Pharmaceutical Technology. She retired from St. Mary-Corwin Hospital after 25 years of service. Betty married Clyde Andrew Wilhite on Jan. 6 1949, whose bond would last the rest of her life. Their love gave birth to Kenneth, Adrienne, Phyllis and Barry. Betty was devoted to her family. She was an avid knitter, crotchetier, and excellent baker and cook. She passed away Sept. 6, 2006 after a lengthy illness. Betty was proud of her husband, Clyde; her children, Adrienne, Barry and Sheri Hightower; and six grandchildren, Jainea Wilhite- Hightower, Shane Wilhite-Valdez, Danielle Wilhite-Lapreste, Grant Franco, Taria Wilhite, Tanaia Wilhite; great-grandson Damori Lapreste; a brother, Alvin Andrews; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives who all survive her. Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Lena Andrews; her two children, Phyllis and Kenneth; a sister, Mary Ellen Saulters; brothers, Walter, David, Wilbur and Thomas Andrews. Funeral service at 2 p.m. today at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1044 Spruce St. Pastor Orval Miles, officiating cremation to follow.

Wilhite, Kenneth Errol
Kenneth Errol Wilhite - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2005 - Kenneth Errol Wilhite, 52, a lifetime Puebloan, born June 10, 1952, departed this life on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2005. He was a 1970 graduate of South High School, and had a degree in mass communications from what was USC. Kenny was a long haul truck driver, and traveled to all the states in this great nation. Survived by his parents, Clyde and Betty (Andrews) Wilhite; siblings, Adrienne Wilhite, Barry Wilhite; two children, Grant Franco and Danielle Lopresti; a granddaughter, Demari Lopresti; a nephew, Shane Valdez; three nieces, JaNae Wilhite, Taria and Tanaia Valdez; and his favorite uncle, Alvin Andrews; also, William Wilhite, numerous cousins other relatives and friends. Kenny is preceded in death by his grandparents, Ben "Big Daddy" and Lena 'Momma Lena" Andrews; a sister, Phyllis Wilhite; aunt, Mary Saulters; uncles, Thomas Andrews, Wilbur Dean-Andrews, David D. Andrews; grandaunts and granduncles ,Harriet and Erskine Hobbs, Ulmon "Big Boy" and Gladys Stephens Andrews, Hulmon "Little Boy" and Myrtle Andrews, and Amanda Sproul. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Bethelhem Baptist Church. The Rev. Oral Miles officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Wilhite, William Franklin
William Franklin Wilhite - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2000 - William Franklin Wilhite IV, 21, of Pueblo went home to be with the Lord July 16, 2000. Born March 30, 1979. Survived by his mother, Carmela G. Cabello of Pueblo and father, William Franklin Wilhite III of Pueblo. Also survived by sisters, Stacy Wilhite of Pueblo, Stazha Wilhite of Pueblo; grandparents, Carmen Cabello of Pueblo and William Wilhite of Denver; nieces, Danielle DeGrande, Devon Scott, Iyanna Scott; nephews, Danny DeGrande, DeVante Scott, Maynard Scott; and special friend, Brent Overton. Memorial funeral service today, 2 p.m. at Romero Family Funeral Chapel, 110 Cleveland. Relatives and friends will be received at 2039 E. Sixth after the memorial service.

Wilhite, William III
William "Blue" Wilhite III - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2005 - William "Blue" Wilhite III, 49, passed away Aug. 9, 2005. Survived by daughters, Stacy Wilhite, Stazha Wilhite; six grandchildren; sister, Shirley Cooper; and father, William F. Wilhite II. Preceded in death by his mother, Idella Wilhite; sister, Sandra York; and son, William Wilhite IV. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with a reception to follow at New Hope Baptist Church, 1229 W. 18th St., Pueblo.

Wilken, Arlene B.
Arlene B. Wilken - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2002 - Age 79, of Colorado Springs, Colo., passed away Feb. 13, 2002, at a local hospital after a short illness. She was born Feb. 23, 1922, in Sugar City, Colo., to William and Marie Wilken. Arlene has been employed as an executive secretary by Frederick M. Farrar since 1954 and was an honorary life trustee of the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. She was preceded in death by her brother, George Wilken; and sisters, Esther Andrew and Ruth Brunton. She is survived by many nieces and nephews and their extended families. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at Memorial Gardens Chapel in Colorado Springs. There will be a private burial. Memorials may be made in Arlene's name to the Humane Society or the American Diabetes Association.

Wilken, Beatrice
Beatrice "Bee" Wilken - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 1997 - Beatrice "Bee" Wilken, 80, died June 14, 1997, in Antioch, Calif. She was a native of Kankakee, Ill., and had lived in Pueblo from 1949 to 1963. She moved to Clayton, Calif., in 1977 and then moved to Antioch in 1987. She enjoyed flowers, sewing, crossword puzzles and trips to Tahoe and Reno with her husband. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, S.O. "Skip" Wilken of Antioch- daughters, Shirlene Faye Funsch of Eagle Rock and Sandra Kaye White, Denver- brother, Orville Schiller- three grandsons and one great-grand son. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 6181, Concord, Calif., 94524-1181.

Wilkerson, Betty
Betty Wilkerson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 2005 - Betty Wilkerson passed away Sept. 4, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Wilkerson, on Oct. 4, 2004; and her sister, Atha Grant. Betty was involved in several businesses in her life. She owned a pet store and was involved in breeding and showing dogs for around 35 years. She is survived by her daughter, Glenna Duncan of Pueblo West; son, Wayne Wilkerson of Broomfield, Colo.; four grandsons, two granddaughters, five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral service, 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City. Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Ca–on City in Betty's memory through the funeral home office.

Wilkerson, Geraldine L.
Geraldine L. "Gerry" Wilkerson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2005 - Geraldine L. "Gerry" Wilkerson, 83, passed away Jan. 3, 2005. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Wilkerson; brother, Donald Strauss. She is survived by her children, Linda Wilkerson (special friend, Emmett O'Leary), Jerry (Raynae) Wilkerson, Bill Wilkerson, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Leah (Troy) Perry, Shalan (Greg) Diaz; great-grandchildren, Brayden and Kylana Perry, and Dexton and Jillian Diaz; stepmother, Christina Strauss of Ca–on City; sisters-in-law, Betty Wilkerson of Pueblo, Wilma Penny of California; also survived by numerous other relatives. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday and funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2005; both to be held at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Ca–on City. In lieu of food and flowers donations may be made in Geraldine's memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. A special thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and All Care for their special care.

Wilkerson, Glenn William
Glenn William Wilkerson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 2004 - Glenn William Wilkerson, 85, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 4, 2004. He is preceded in death by his brother, Ray Wilkerson; sisters, Gertrude McDaniel and Mildred Ruffini; daughter-in-law, Kim Wilkerson; sister-in-law, Atha Grant. Glenn is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Betty J. Wilkerson; children, Glenna Duncan of Pueblo West, Colo.; Wayne Wilkerson of Broomfield, Colo.; four grandsons; two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; sister, Wilma Penny of California; sister-in-law, Geraldine Wilkerson of Pueblo, Colo.; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Glenn served during World War II in the U.S. Army. He was a sergeant in the Battery B 61st Field Artillery Battalion. He received the Purple Heart, Victory Medal, American Theater Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He retired from the Dana Corp. after 30-plus years of service. Funeral service will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Ca–on City, Colo. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family will receive friends at 1111 Candlewood Court, Pueblo West, following the interment.

Wilkerson, Virginia M.
Virginia M. Wilkerson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 1987 - Virginia M. Wilkerson, 71, MacNaughton, June 24, 1987. Mother of Joseph G. (Camille) Mosco, Pueblo. Sister of Mike Arrigo, Carmen Arrigo, Katherine Pecoraro, Carolyn Johnson and Frances Swanson, all of Pueblo; Vincent Arrigo, Westcliffe; Joseph Arrigo, San Francisco; and Josephine Brown, Colorado Springs. Grandmother of Eileen Mosco, Pueblo; Ellen Headley, Swink; Ben Mosco, Canyon Country, Calif.; and Andy Mosco, Fort Worth, Texas. Also survived by six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her son, Christy Mosco. Mrs. Wilkerson came to America from Sicily in 1913 and had been a Pueblo resident for the past two years. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday, Christ the King Church. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. They will greet friends at the church following the cemetery committal.

Wilkes, Dennis
Dennis Wilkes - Colorado Public Defender – December 20, 1884 - Miguel Garcia - Pueblo. H-W. Hanging/Broken neck. A native of Mexico, Garcia, age fifty-four, did not speak English. He was employed gathering old rags, bones, iron, etc. After a change of venue to Pueblo, Garcia was convicted of killing his employer, Dennis Wilkes, near Las Animas, in Bent County. Garcia crushed Wilkes' head while he lay in bed sleeping; the alleged motive was robbery. The murder occurred after Wilkes had employed Garcia for two weeks. Garcia abruptly left town before the body was discovered and pawned the victim's watch. Garcia was actually tried and convicted three times; the first conviction was set aside by the trial court because of errors in the trial transcript, and the second was set aside by the trial court because of insufficiency of the evidence. A crowd of approximately four thousand attended the execution, which, like the trial, was held in Pueblo.

Wilkes, Thomas
Thomas Wilkes - Huerfano World - July 10, 2003 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1906: Thomas Wilkes was shot and killed by John Shanks near the Foley saloon at Pictou. [Editor's Note: Thomas G. Wikes died July 5, 1906. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, July 6, 1906, Page 1.]

Wilkes, Wayne Wesley
Wayne Wesley Wilkes - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph – August 10, 1967 – Auto Accident Kills Puebloan Near Fountain – A Pueblo man was killed about 12:30 a.m. today when his car veered out of control about 5.1 miles south of Fountain on Interstate 25, the State Patrol reported. The man, identified as Wayne Wesley Wilkes, 38, was traveling south when his car skidded 18 feet off the left edge of the highway and struck a guard post with the right front. The vehicle then continued south for 99 feet, rolled once and landed on its wheels in the median strip. No seat belts were used but the driver remained in the vehicle. Damage to the 1963 model car was estimated at $800. Wilkes' body was taken to Chapel of Memorial Mortuary in Colorado Springs.

Wilkins, Charles L. Jr.
Charles L. Wilkins Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 1998 - Charles L. Wilkins Jr., 74, passed away Jan. 16, 1998. Beloved husband for 52 years of Christine Wilkins. Father of Charles T. (Debbie) Wilkins, and Cheri (Ken) Wertz, both of Pueblo, James (Porn) Wilkins of Saudi Arabia, Elizabeth Shaw of Colorado Springs, Tina (Russ) Glover of Sweet Home, Ore., and Crissa (Mike Singer) Wilkins of Colorado Springs. Also survived by eight grandchildren- four great-grandchildren- his sister, Frances (Earl) Bratcher, Amarillo, Texas- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his son, Lester Owen Wilkins, in 1990. Mr. Wilkins served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in W.W. II and retired from the Pueblo Depot Activity in 1990. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society and will receive friends at 1157 Lane 27.

Wilkins, John N.
John N. Wilkins - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2003 - John N. Wilkins, 86, of Walsenburg, passed away Jan. 23, 2003. Survived by his children, Rudy (Carol) Lopez, New Mexico, David Lopez, Ronald (Jeanne) Wilkins, Walsenburg, Rita (Dave) Dennis, Linda (Ron) Bybee, New Mexico, Elaine (Clovis) Vigil, Walsenburg; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Darce and Frank Wilkins; a sister, Fanny Valdez; many other family members and friends. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Rose Lucero Wilkins; parents, Joe and Rita; brothers, Pino, Mala and Sardo. Services, St. Mary Church; rosary, 7 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Cremation, Almont/Imperial Crematory. Following her service, a gathering of family and friends will be held at the Eagles Hall. Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2003 - John M. Wilkins passed away after a short illness. John graduated from high school then served in the U.S. Army for four years during World War II. In the years following, he married Rose Lucero. While raising his family he worked at the Pueblo Army Depot. He retired in 1974 after 30 years of employment. Following his retirement he worked for the school district as a "Jack of all Trades." John also worked as a grounds-keeper at the local golf course. John was an avid golfer and he loved sports, especially the Broncos. He was affectionately known as Grandpa John to many. John was a devout Catholic and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he volunteered many hours calling bingo, helping with summer picnics, and most notably umpiring softball and baseball games for many years. He also was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, and also served as a Walsenburg City Councilman for four terms. He is preceded in death by his wife, Rose Lucero; his parents, Joe and Rita; and brothers, Pino, Mala, and Sardo. Survived by children, Rudy (Carol) Lopez, Los Lunes, N.M., David Lopez, Ronald (Jeanne) Wilkins, Walsenburg, Rita (Dave) Dennis, Linda (Ron) Bybee, both of Albuquerque, N.M., and Elaine (Clovis) Vigil, Walsenburg; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers, Darce and Frank; and sister, Fanny Valdez; as well as many other family members and friends. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. A gathering of family and friends will immediately follow the funeral Mass at the Eagles Hall in Walsenburg. Visitation will be during business hours Monday at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home, 115 E. Fifth, Walsenburg. Cremation.

Wilkins, Juanita Maxine
Juanita Maxine Wilkins - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 2006 - Juanita Maxine Wilkins, 77, passed away June 28, 2006. Survived by the love of her life, her husband of 57 years, Charles Wilkins; children, Debra (Norman) Everhart of Pueblo West, Daryl Wilkins and Dean Wilkins, both of Pueblo; special aunt, Mary (Loren) Enyeart of Caρon City; numerous cousins and other relatives. Preceded in death by her children, Charles Don Wilkins in 1993 and Michael David Wilkins in 2004. Juanita was born April 30, 1929, in Walsenburg, Colo. She worked as a merchandise representative for the Hershey Co. Member of Christ the King Church. She was a traditional mother who enjoyed cooking and cleaning and was devoted 100 percent to her husband. Juanita also enjoyed going to Cripple Creek. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2006, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Father Ben Bacino officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to the Kidney Foundation through the funeral home.

Wilkins, Michael
Michael "David" Wilkins - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2004 - Michael "David" Wilkins, 48, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 10, 2004. Survived by his parents, Charles and Juanita Wilkins; siblings, Debra (Norm) Everhart, Daryl Wilkins and Dean Wilkins, all of Pueblo; nieces, Carrie Chute and Deanna Wilkins; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his brother, Chuck Wilkins in March 1993. David was born June 5, 1956, in Pueblo and was a U.S. Army veteran. He loved music and poetry. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Father Tom Adrians officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives at the family home immediately following the service.

Wilkins, Rose
Rose Wilkins - Huerfano World - August 23, 1990 - Funeral service is pending for Rose Wilkins, 71, of Walsenburg, who died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 1990, in Huerfano County Medical Center. J. M. Antle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wilkinson, Fred L.
Fred L. Wilkinson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 1931 - Fred L. Wilkinson, 49, died at local hospital Saturday morning after an illness of 10 days duration. Mr. Wilkinson had spent his entire lifetime in Pueblo, and for the past 15 years had been connected with the Blayney-Murphy Packing company and at the time of his death was district manager of the company here. Surviving him are his widow; son, Richard; and daughters, Mrs. Madelin Hawkins and Elinor; also sister, Bassie Wilkinson, and three grandchildren. He was a member of B. P. O. E. no. 90, and Neighbors of Woodcraft. The body is being cared for at the Rouch Funeral Home. Pueblo Chieftain April 7, 1931. Funeral services for Fred L. Wilkinson will be held in the chapel of the Rouch Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 1:30. Interment will be made in Mountain View Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 1931 - Funeral services for F. L. Wilkinson, district manager for Braney-Murphy will be held at 2:30 p.m. today from the chapel of Rouch Funeral home, with Rev. R. D. Lowden, pastor of the Broadway Christian church, assisted by the Rev. George F. Lowe of the Mesa Baptist church, officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be W. D. Young, Ira K. Young, Lee Dutcher, Jim Muldoon, O. O. Stanchfield, T.G. Gleason, A. H. Hayden, and C. R. Le Cain. Pallbearers will be Tom McCready, Joe Hilvitz, Sam Hilvitz, Frank Dunda, Bob Craddock, and George Byers. Flower bearers will be John Adams, J. J. Shea, Dave Scneder, S. G. McPherson and Earl Clendenning. Mr. Wilkinson held his position with the local company for the last 16 years and was resident of Pueblo for the past 22 years.

Wilkinson, Jane Roberts
Jane Roberts Wilkinson - Huerfano World - November 23, 1989 - This Week in La Veta History - 1918: Died, Mike Pene, Jane Roberts Wilkinson, Anna Lane and Andrew Dusnak.

Wilkinson, Mildred Helen
Mildred Helen Wilkinson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2003 - Mildred Helen Wilkinson, 82, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, passed away Nov. 18, 2003, after a brief illness. The oldest of 13 children, Mrs. Wilkinson was born Aug. 5, 1921, in Cripple Creek, Colo., to Richard and Lillian (Hall) Pixler. She married her beloved husband of nearly 60 years, Herschel Leonard Wilkinson, on May 13, 1939. He and her parents predeceased her, as do two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by daughters, Patricia (Ted) Westby, Keller, Texas, and Linda (Scott) Taylor, Grapevine, Texas; granddaughters, Robin Westby and Ronni Westby (Scott) Hillard, Keller, Texas; great-grandsons, Logan Hillard and Brandon Westby; five sisters and two brothers; numerous nieces and nephews; and many cherished friends in Pueblo and in Apache Junction, Ariz., where she spent her winters. A longtime Pueblo resident, Mildred was very involved in her children's activities, serving as Girl Scout leader for both, and supporting their interests. An avid gardener, she and Herschel enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. They were members of several bowling leagues, lifetime members of the VFW and Eagles 145, and a part of Central Christian Church's family for over 50 years. Favorite recent activities were visiting Cripple Creek with friends and family; and while in Apache Junction, she enjoyed participating in all community activities and trips. She especially loved and was loved by her family and friends, and will be greatly missed. Donations may be made in her name to Dream Weavers, P. O. Box 212, Pueblo, CO 81002. Closed casket visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2003, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, and graveside services at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Wilkinson, Mr.
Mr. Wilkinson – Alamosa Journal – May 1, 1884 – On the 27th, a man named Wilkinson, while drunk, fell over the dashboard of his wagon as he was going from Pueblo to his ranch on the St. Charles and was kicked to death by his horses.

William, Alice
Alice Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - April 02, 2006 - Alice Williams, prominent lifetime St. Charles Mesa resident, passed away at her home on Friday, March 31, 2006. Alice is a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Blende. She is preceded in death by her husband Ralph Williams; parents, Frank and Lena Granato; sister, Betty Piastro; brothers, Jim and Bill Granato. Alice is survived by her son, Bill Williams of St. Charles Mesa; nephew, Rick (Lisa) Piastro of Las Vegas, Nev.; nieces, Paula Zieg of Mission, Kan., Danielle Zieg and Susan (Jeff Bishop) Rambo both of Denver, Colo.; numerous cousins, great nieces and great nephews. A funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Blende. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Alice's name.

Williams, Alberta Norine
Alberta Norine Suedekum Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 2005 - Alberta Norine Suedekum Williams, 97, of Rye, Colo. Born April 22, 1908, in Olds, Alberta, Canada, passed away Aug. 4, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by husband, Billy D. Williams; survived by children, Neppie Williams and Billy D. "Buzz" (Paula) Williams Jr. of Rye; grandchildren, Dallas (Kim) Adair of Colorado City, Robin Adair of Pueblo West, Billy and Sunny Williams of Kaui, Hawaii, Landon and Tate Williams of Rye; great-grandchildren, Chance and Kacie Adair of Colorado City; as well as many other nephews and nieces. Mrs. Williams was a member of the Colorado Poetry Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, National Association of American Pen Women, Huerfano County Cowbells, Rye Women's Club, and Territorial Daughters as well as having numerous awards and honorable mentions for her writings. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005, Rye Home United Methodist Church with interment to follow at Brookside Cemetery.

Williams, Ann M.
Ann M. Williams – Pueblo Chieftain – August 27, 2006 – Ann M. Williams, long time Pueblo resident, passed away August 11, 2006 in Denver. Preceded in death by her husband Joseph G. Williams; parents, Karl & Mary Mesnar; and sisters, Mary Zigich, Josephine Weiler, Gail Knafelc, and Frances Adamich. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Kirby; grandchildren, Joey Williams and Laura A. Kirby; sister Carol Sabo of Cheyenne, WY and numerous nieces and nephews. Ann and her husband owned and operated an imported fancy foods store for over 20 years, in downtown Pueblo. She was also very active in the community volunteering many hours of her time to the Catholic Church and charitable causes, such as the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority, the American Red Cross, and the Girl Scouts of America. She enjoyed gardening, music, and bridge and was a fabulous cook. But, the thing that brought her the most joy was her family. Mother was a beautiful person inside and out who touched the lives of everyone around her. Rosary, Wednesday, August 30, 7:00 p.m.; Funeral Mass, Thursday, August 31, 1:00 p.m., both at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Vigil services were held in Denver also. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 455 Sherman St., Suite 500, Denver, Colo. 80203.

Williams, Annabelle G.
Annabelle G. "Anne" Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 1987 - Annabelle G. "Anne" Williams, late of 3408 Miramar Drive, passed away Dec. 19, 1987. Mrs. Williams was retired from King Soopers. She is survived by two sons, Bruce (Sandra) Williams of Littleton, and Dennis (Susan) Williams, of Sacramento, Calif.; one, daughter, Nancy Ann Williams of Pueblo; three grandchildren; three brothers, Earl, Howard, and Paul Gerard; and one sister, Beatrice Gable. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. James Maley, Pueblo Christian Center officiating. Entombment will be in the Roselawn Mausoleum. There will be no viewing. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Those who wish may make donations to, the Asthma Foundation, through the funeral home office. The family will receive friends at 1912 Elm wood Lane after the service.

Williams, Benjamin J.
Benjamin J. "Ben" Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2005 - Benjamin J. "Ben" Williams, 77. Sunrise, Aug. 28, 1927. Sunset, March 20, 2005. Tall. Handsome. A good, old-fashioned, honest cop. Ben was born in the original Corwin Hospital in Pueblo to the union of Ben D. Williams and Mabel May (Cox) Williams, who predeceased him. He was the eldest of four children, Hiram D. (Donna) Williams, Mabel M. (John) Bassett and John E. (Brigette) Williams. He attended school in Rye and received his diploma from Central High School, class of 1945. Ben enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served aboard a transport ship during World War II. In 1950, he began his career with the Pueblo Police Department and spent over 34 years there, retiring in 1984 with the rank of captain. During his career, he held many positions including motorcycle patrolman, watch commander, detective and narcotics officer. Many also will remember him from the years he spent as a security officer at the Sangre de Cristo Housing Project. It was at the police department that he met and married his sweetheart, Carrie. Although Ben loved hunting and fishing, he was happiest when he and Carrie were raising cattle on their acreage on Cortner Road. He especially loved the calving season. After retirement from the police department, he continued to serve the public as a driver for the Citi Lift for seven years. Ben leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Carrie; her children and grandchildren who shared Ben's life for 23 years, George, Kavon, Nick and Scott Rueter, and Tom, Lynn, Kindra, Joni and Ali Porcell; son, Robert A. Williams; stepson, Juan Ulibarri; his siblings as mentioned above; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a multitude of friends. For those who wish to pay their respects to Ben's memory, there will be viewing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, and Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2005, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle. Military honors by the Pueblo Police Department Honor Guard and interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the American Legion Hall, Ninth and West, immediately following interment. In lieu of food or flowers, contributions may be made to either the Police Benevolent Fund or Post 2 American Legion through the funeral home.

Williams, Burrill L.
Master Sgt. Burrill L. Williams - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 21, 2007 - Master Sgt. Burrill L. Williams (U. S. Air Force Retired) age 78, passed peacefully at the Loyalton of Broadmoor Assisted Living with his wife and two children by his side. Burrill was born on September 23, 1928 in Canon City and later moved to Pueblo. Upon High School graduation, he joined the Air Force, where he served for twenty-one years, in Europe, Korea and Vietnam in the field of Communications. He belonged to the Pueblo Motorcycle Club and served as Past President. Burrill also raced motorcycles and helped to win many trophies. He was also a lifetime member of the Air Force Sergeants Association, the Air Force Association, and contributed to many organizations throughout the years including the USOC. Burrill also worked for the paint department at the Broadmoor Hotel for fifteen years and never missed a stroke. In the hallway of the World Arena hangs a plaque with his name on it. A real donor he was! Burrill was an avid football fan, throughout his life. Burrill is preceded in death by his parents Tom and Fern Williams and grandparents and son-in-law Dennis Stockert; and his beloved poodles Fifi and Gigi. Burrill is survived by his beloved wife Dolores of 28 years, his beloved children, son Scott Williams and daughter Sherry Stockert, two beloved grand children, Danny and Laci and Anna Marie the mother of his children. All of Colorado Springs; a brother, Richard (Betty) a sister Beverly Dwight (Frank); many nieces and nephews and cousins, Burrill was loved by all who knew him. Visitation will be on Thursday, March 22, 2007 from 10:00-11:00 am with services following at 11:00 am at Evergreen Funeral Home Chapel, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd. with Military Honors Interment will be on Friday March 23, 2007 at 10:00 am at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3898 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver, CO In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Alzheimer's Association 2315 Bott Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80904 or Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, 825 E. Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Reception will be held from 2:30 PM till 4:30 PM on Thursday March 22, 2007 in the Main Ballroom of the Broadmoor Hotel. Valet Parking.

Williams, Charles (Infant of)
Infant Daughter Williams - Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – April 20, 1871 – Died at Pueblo, April 18th, 1871, the infant daughter of Charles and Rachel Williams, aged three months.

Williams, Charles L.
Charles L. Williams – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – August 16, 1873 – The News of yesterday gave the result of the coroner's inquest on the body of Charles L. Williams, late of Pueblo, and full particulars of his sudden death. It seems that Williams died of heart disease, hastened perhaps by the use of drugs, and not by his own hand as was supposed when the body was first discovered. He had been a severe sufferer from illness for years, and no doubt the life forces were so broken down by this, that he yielded easily to the grim monster. We clip the following notice from the News, which shows Mr. Williams, standing in this noble order: All members of Colorado Commandery No. 1, Knights Templar, are hereby summoned to meet at our asylum this evening, August 15, 1873, at eight o'clock sharp, for purpose of drill and to make preparation for attending the funeral of late Sir Knight Charles L. Williams. Visiting Sir Knights are courteously invited. Wm. N. Byers, E. C., Geo. M. Howe, Recorder.

Williams, Clarence Lewis
Clarence Lewis Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 2004 - Clarence Lewis Williams, 69, lifetime Southern Colorado resident, died in Pueblo on Friday, Feb. 6, 2004. Born Dec. 24, 1934, in Edler, (Baca County) Colo. He Graduated from Pritchett High School in 1953. Clarence served in the U.S. Navy. Married Gale L. Caple in Rye, Colo., on Aug. 18, 1969. He lived in Rye, farmed near Rocky Ford and moved to Manzanola in 1983. Survived by wife, Gale of the home; children, Russell (Capulet) Williams of Canon City, Jim (Becky) Williams of Houston, Texas, Susan (Eldon) Fry of Keyes, Okla., Molly (Doug) Miles of Manitou Springs; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Also, brothers and sisters, Clyde (Kathy) Williams and Donald (Judy) Williams and Nona Black of Pueblo and Mona (Bill) Love of Bullhead City, Ariz. Preceded in death by a brother, Ronald. He was the past president of the Otero County Soil Conservation District, board member of AGUA, Otero County Farm Bureau Board, board of directors of the Rye Fire Department and former advisor, Rocky Ford FFA. He was a lifetime farmer and rancher. Celebration of Life Services, 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at the Manzanola Christian Church. Memorials to Manzanola EMT's may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Williams, Cora B.
Cora B. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 1982 - Cora B. Williams. Graveside service 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, La Veta Cemetery, La Veta. Mrs. Williams will lie in state at the funeral home until noon Tuesday.

Williams, Cora Mulay
Cora Mulay Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 1997 - Cora Mulay Williams, beloved mother and wife, departed this life on Oct. 23, 1997. She had been a Pueblo resident since 1949. Born Feb. 10, 1933, in Los Cerritos, Colo., in the beautiful mountains of the San Luis Valley. Cora loved being a wife and mother and truly was a nature lover and true animal activist who could not turn away stray animals. Survived by her beloved husband, Arthur L. Williams, Pueblo, Colo.; daughters, Deborah Jean (David) Masias, Lena Marie Mulay (Bobby Lee Martinez), all of Pueblo, Colo., and Toni Mulay, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Colo. Grandmother of David Anthony and Cory Jacob Masias and great-grandmother of Jedediah Masias. Also survived by sisters, Faye (Joe) Marquez, Sarah (Joe) Maestas and brother, Saul Cantu all of Pueblo, Colo.; three step-children, Alan (Sandy) Williams of Hampton, Va., D. Ann Byrd of Canton, Kan., and John Williams of Salina, Kan.; as well as four step-grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and a half-sister, Gertrude Salazar of Romeo, Colo., and half-brother, Woody Mang of Albuquerque, N.M. Preceded in death by husbands, Gene R. Scherer and Tony Mulay. Mrs. Williams truly loved people. She came to Pueblo at age 16 and worked as a waitress at Patti's Drive Inn and Don's Cafe retiring in 1979. Mrs. Williams eventually lost her sight as a result of diabetes but bravely continued her lifestyle of being a wonderful homemaker with her husband Arthur's strength and encouragement. At her request, cremation, Almont Crematory. , Monday, 2 p.m., Holy Family Church. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Williams, D. J.
D. J. Williams - 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: D. J. Williams 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 D. J. Williams as Welsh, age 38, and married. He was working as the "mine boss" for Colorado Fuel & Iron at Primero, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. The newspapers list him as Dave Williams. For complete coverage of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html

Williams, Daniel (Mrs.)
Mrs. Daniel Williams - Huerfano World - December 17, 1992 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1918: Mrs. Daniel Williams died at Big Four of the Spanish Influenza, leaving a husband and eight children, five of whom are down with the "flu."

Williams, Dave
Dave Williams – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Dave Williams is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Dave Williams: Welsh, age 34, married with four surviving children. He was a "pit boss" 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.

Williams, David
David "Sonny" Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1998 - David "Sonny" Williams, former Pueblo resident, passed away in Denver. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Pipkin Mortuary, 2531 Ogden St. Sonny is survived by wife, Evelyn Williams, Denver, and cousins, Robert Jr., Barbara Jean Bryant and Mrs. Frances Johnson, all of Pueblo. Cremation to follow.

Williams, De Long
De Long Williams - Brandon Bell - December 12, 1913 - Two hours after shoveling snow in the front of his home in Pueblo, De Long Williams, sixty-eight, died of heart disease.

Williams, Delores
Delores Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - November 5, 1987 - Delores Williams, 55, of 2601 Sitter, passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on Oct. 29, 1987. Mrs. Williams leaves to celebrate her life her husband, Eugene Williams; children, Deborah (Bernard) Johnson; Georgette Johnson; George Fields Jr.; five grandchildren; mother, Lillian Dallas; sisters, Joyce Tasby and Elene Horton; and brother, Milton Dallas. She is survived also by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Mrs. Williams was born Aug. 17, 1932, in Austin, Texas. She attended and acquired her education in public schools. Preceded in death by her father, Jackson Dallas, on March 12, 1967. Graveside Memorial service at 2 p.m. today at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Interment, Veterans Court of Honor, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A special thanks and appreciation to Imperial Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home for their outstanding services to the family.

Williams, Donald E.
Donald E. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - July 03, 2004 - Donald E. Williams passed away July 1, 2004, with his wife, Joy; and son, Brian, at his side. Don was born Feb. 7, 1936, in Emporia, Kan., and had been a Pueblo resident for the last seven years. Don was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers. His survivors also include his son, Randy Bradeen of Denver; one sister, one brother, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. At his request, cremation and no public service.

Williams, Donald L.
Donald L. Williams - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 31, 2007 - Donald L. Williams, 74, passed away on January 29, 2007. He was born on June 14, 1932 in Trinidad, Colorado to Michael John and Margaret Williams. Don married his high school sweetheart, Shirley. The two celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 9, 2006 with family and friends. Don was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He had a great sense of humor and was a caring man who loved his family. Don served in the Korean War, and then worked as the Commissary Officer at Ft. Carson for over 30 years. He was a man of great faith; a charter member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and a long time Extraordinary Minister. Surviving Don is his wife Shirley; sons Mike Williams and wife Jane of Colorado Springs; Tom Williams and wife Chris of Colorado Springs, CO; daughter Gail Knott and husband Mike of Ogallala, Nebraska, seven grandchildren, Nicolle, Matt, Tom, Shane, Joe, Josie, Pat, and one great-grandchild, Everett. His parents and brother preceded him in death. A Rosary will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. also at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1830 S. Corona Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Don's name to the St. Joseph's Catholic Church Building Fund.

Williams, Donald LaVoe
Donald LaVoe Williams –Pueblo Chieftain – September 13, 2006 -Donald LaVoe Williams, age 66, of Pierce, Colo., died Sept. 10, 2006 at his home in Pierce. He was born March 23, 1940 in Pritchett, Colo., to Roy and Stella Williams. He married Judy Purcell in Pueblo on July 10, 1976. Mr. Williams was born and raised on a farm in Southeastern Colo., graduating high school and moving to Pueblo. After spending his time in the Army, he got a job with the State of Colo., at the State Hospital in the mailroom. Through 34 years of dedicated service and self-teachings, he became the Computer Operations Manager. In his retirement, Don and his loving wife of 30 years, Judy, completed their home projects at their place in Pueblo, sold it, and moved to Northern Colo. After traveling to Australia, Hawaii and Texas, they found some property to put a house on and lived their remaining years, raising pheasants and having a therapeutic horse riding center. Don could never stop fixing things or building houses, barns, and sheds. He loved to stay busy and get things done. He also took time to enjoy his loved ones and he perfected the art of porch sitting with them. He dearly loved his grandchildren and playing with them, Don, Dad, Uncle Bo, Grandpa, Djede, Poppa, Bo will be missed dearly by all who knew him, we love you very much. Survivors include his wife, Judy Williams of Pierce; sons, Brian (Debbey) Williams, Winnemucca, Nev., and Brett Williams of Pueblo, Colo.; daughter, Sherri (Scott) Jenkins of Pierce; sister, Mona (Bill) Love of Wolfpoint, Mont.; brother, Clyde Williams of Pueblo; grandchildren, Lilly Kochevar, Kelsey Jenkins, and Kyron Williams; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by brother, Clarence Williams and an identical twin brother, Ronald Williams; a sister, Nona Black. Memorial services will be held at Imperial Gardens in Pueblo, Colo., on Friday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m.

Williams, Dorothy Mae
Dorothy Mae Meier Williams - Rocky Mountain News - May 14, 1994 - Dorothy Mae Meier Williams, 71, of Wheat Ridge died April 29 at Cedars Health Care Center. Services were May 3 at Highland Chapel. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Mrs. Williams was born Jan. 15, 1923, in Denver. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Luther Williams; one daughter, Bobbie Wilcox of La Veta; one son, Donald of Conifer; one sister, Gladys Virant of Denver; and five grandchildren.

Williams, E. W.
Rev. E. W. Williams - Huerfano World - January 17, 1991 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1901: Rev. E.W. Williams, a colored preacher of local renown, dropped dead from heart failure while at work in the Pryor mine. [Editor's Note: Rev. E. W. Williams died January 10, 1901. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, January 17, 1901, Page 1.]

Williams, Earnest Edward
Earnest Edward Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2004 - Earnest Edward Williams, 71, joined his beloved Rose on March 7, 2004. Born Aug. 28, 1932, in Union County, S.C., to J.D. and Rhoda Williams, who preceded him along with beloved wife of 18 years, Rose Marie Williams. He is survived by his children, Kenny Williams, Rickey (Marilyn) Williams, LaFon "Fudge" (Chris) Gonzales; stepchildren, Frank Morrow, Jim Morrow, Kathy Gadlin, RoseAnn (Clifford) Pettit, Maureen Morrow and Janine (Charles) Wodiuk. Grandfather of Richelle, Jay, Shawn, Brynae, Nate, Natalie, Alexis, Shaleena, Tashia, Sheay, Chris, Matt, Kim, Adrianna, Alicia, Robyn, C.J. and Kaylena. Great-grandfather of Pyreese Miller. Also survived by his brother, Bud (Kie) Williams; sisters, Doris (R.S.) Adams and Mary Lou Cooner; brother-in-law and lifetime friend, Hoppy; and first wife and friends, Jan (Darryl) Adkins; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He always will be remembered for his passion for gardening, his love of the outdoors, and treasured time with his children and grandchildren. Earnest retired from the Pueblo City Park Golf Course after 22 years of service. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2004, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Williams, Ernestine Kathryn
Ernestine Kathryn Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2001 - Ernestine Kathryn Williams, 81, Pueblo resident for the past 56 years, departed this life Feb. 13, 2001. Mrs. Williams was born Jan. 6, 1920, in Concordia, Kan. She married James "Big Head" Williams Oct. 18, 1944, in Kansas. He precedes her in death; also her parents, George and Fredia (Smith) Moman; a son, Dudley Boyd Williams; siblings, Hubertine Pyer and Olivebelle Cooksey. Mrs. Williams leaves to cherish her memory her children, Geraldine Williams, Kathryn Williams and James E. Williams, all of Pueblo; brother, George Moman, Denver; grandchildren, Zenia and Nashiva Mitchell, Darius Williams; great-grandchildren, Emonie Williams, Donovan Chavez; other relatives and a host of friends, to include her beloved dogs Butch, Sona, Indo and Toto, who were her constant companions. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, First AME Church, Rev. A. Charles Langston officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Williams, Evelyn Marie
Evelyn Marie Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2001 - Evelyn Marie Williams passed away at home on Nov. 25, 2001, with her husband and family by her side, after a long bout with cancer. Survived by her loving husband and a best friend of 42 years, Jimmy Williams, of the family home; daughters, Christine Elaine (Joe) Cordova, Jo Arlene Black, Virginia Ruth (Bob) Hardy, Carol Lynn (Wendell) Elliott; son, James David (Tracy) Williams, all of Pueblo; sisters, Billie Bounds, Philadelphia, Miss., Doris Atterberry, Vineland, Mimi L. (Dean) Dolce, Pueblo, and Edna Scarlet of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and so many friends. Preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Ann Maestas; father, William D. McCann; mother, Jewell McCann Campbell; brother, William Virgil McCann; sisters, Helen Oletz McCann, Virginia Ruth Phillips, Stella May Schindler and Mary Ellen Factor. Born March 24, 1935, in Henryetta, Okla., and has been a resident of Pueblo since 1949. Evelyn and Jimmy owned and operated Custom Carpet and Linoleum, retiring in 1997. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Bobby J. Wilson officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to the Pueblo County Unit of the American Cancer Society or to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, c/o the funeral home.

Williams, Fern B.
Fern B. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 2003 - Fern B. Williams, 98, passed away Feb. 4, 2003. She is preceded in death by her parents, John R. Burrill and Beulah A. (Walker) Burrill; and her husband, Ralph T. "Tom" Williams. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly (Frank) Dwight of Pueblo; sons, Burrill L. Williams of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Richard (Betty) Williams of Pueblo; grandchildren, Diana (Gordon) Miles of Cardiff by the Sea, Calif., Kay DiOrio and David (Dee Dee) Dwight of Pueblo, Sherry (Dennis) Stockert of Arnold, Md., Scott Williams of Colorado Springs, Colo., Lonna Williams of LaJolla, Calif., and Ricky (Susan) Williams of Beulah, Colo. She is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Fern was born on Sept. 17, 1904, in Spencer, Neb., the only child of John R. Burrill and Beulah A. (Walker) Burrill. When Fern was 1 year old, the family moved to Gregory, S.D. They lived there until 1920 and because of her father's health, they moved to Canon City, Colo. Fern graduated from Canon City High School in 1923. She attended Barnes Business College in Denver, Colo.; she was an Avon representative and a past member and officer of the American Business Women's Association. After moving to Pueblo she married Ralph "Tom" Williams. Fern was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Viewing will be held, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, both to be held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Also, please visit Fern's memorial at www.mem.com.

Williams, Frances Elizabeth
Frances Elizabeth Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 2005 - Frances Elizabeth Williams, born Nov. 8, 1920, entered into rest on Nov. 25, 2005, in San Jose, Calif. She leaves behind a loving husband of 62 years, Samuel; daughter, Sharon; son, Sam Jr.; granddaughter, Olivia; grandson, Damon; and a host of family and friends. Viewing, 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, followed by graveside service at Mountain View Cemetery.

Williams, Frederick Lyle
Frederick Lyle Williams - Huerfano World - March 18, 1999 - Frederick Lyle Williams, 82, of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, died March 15, 1999 in Valley Lutheran Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. Born July 16, 1916 in Thomas, OK to Fred D. and Anneda M. Crowder Williams, he was a retired rancher. Mr. Williams was a member of the Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge in Castle Rock. Survivors include his wife, June, Pueblo; a daughter, Lila Diane Perkins, Westpoint, CN; two brothers, Jack Williams, La Junta and Jim Williams, Pueblo; two grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Funeral service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. from Boies-Ortega Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Williams, Fredericka Jean
Fredericka June Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2002 - Fredericka June Williams (affectionately known as Freddie), 64, departed this life on Dec. 8, 2002. She was born on June 25, 1938, and was a lifetime Puebloan. She took ballet as a young girl and later enjoyed teaching ethnic choreography to young people. She graduated from Central High School in 1956. Freddie was employed for more than 30 years in the nursing field and as a physical therapist at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. One of the certifications she received was in sign language. As a member of First A.M.E. Church, she held several offices. She served as the head of the Southern Colorado district for the young people's department, the Women's Missionary Society and was also the choir director. During the last several years, Freddie had been a member of New Day church. She had continued to get her formal education in theological studies and music. Her musical talents included voice, saxophone, piano and guitar. Freddie played her saxophone with her band at numerous engagements. She enjoyed writing poetry of which she co-wrote the published poetry book called "Maverick." More than anything she enjoyed her time with God and being able to serve in whatever capacity she had the opportunity. Freddie believed through her giving people would know she loved them. Preceded in death by grandparents, John Henry and Izean (Curry) Jones; uncles (David Matthew Jones and Charles Calvin Jones; former spouse, Cedric Williams; father, Fredrick Tannahill; uncle, Marvin Smith; mother, Elizabeth Helen (Jones) Smith; son, Rev. Richard Bill Johnson; stepfather, Clifford Smith. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Tanya (Isaac) Johnson, Kimberly (Robert) Seaborn; sons, Roger Johnson, Louis Johnson, Fredrick Johnson, Clifford "LaRue" Johnson; nine grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren; aunt, Sally Smith; sister, Karen Smith; cousins, Marvin (Darla) Smith Jr., Charmaine (Garland) Lewis, Martin (Louise) Tannahill; the families of Jones, Johnson and Tannahill; Pastor Chuck (Rae Joe) Farris; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends. Thank you First A.M.E. Church, New Day Church and Angelus Chapel. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, First African Methodist Episcopal Church, 613 W. Mesa Ave. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Williams, Fredrick Lyle
Fredrick Lyle Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 1999 - Fredrick Lyle Williams, 82, of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, died Monday, March 15, 1999. Mr. Williams, a retired rancher and member of the Masonic Lodge in Castle Rock, is survived by his wife, June Williams, Pueblo- a daughter, Lila Diane Perkins, Westpoint, Conn.- two brothers, Jack Williams, La Junta, Jim Williams, Pueblo- two grandchildren- numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 20, 1999, Boies-Ortega Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Williams, George Perry
George Perry Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2005 - George Perry Williams, passed away July 18, 2005, in Pueblo. Perry was born Sept. 3, 1913, in Mead, Okla., to Joseph and Hattie May Williams. He married Virginia M. Cary on Feb. 15, 1936, in Trinidad, Colo., and moved to Pueblo in 1940. He was employed as a sales rep for a pharmaceutical company for 28 years, before his retirement in 1978. He was a member of Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM and the Southern Colorado Consistory. Perry loved music and enjoyed playing the organ. He was an avid reader who appreciated the value of education. Perry was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia in 2004. His survivors include his son, Robert (Cheryl) Williams; grandchildren, Kimberley A. Schultz and Rob S. (Tracy) Williams; four great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. At his request, no viewing. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Williams, Gerald
Trooper Gerald Williams - Colorado State Patrol, District 2 - Date Unknown - Trooper Gerald Williams: Struck by a vehicle and killed as he was assisting a motorist near Rocky Ford on Dec. 16, 1967. Patrolman Williams was killed while assisting two motorists near Rocky Ford on Colorado 50. One motorist was out of gas, and the other was stuck in the median. While Williams was walking on the roadway, he was hit by a vehicle driven by a La Junta man. Williams was transported to a hospital in La Junta and was pronounced dead on arrival. Williams entered the Patrol November 6, 1961.

Williams, Gertrude Helene
Gertrude Helene (Hammer) Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2004 - Gertrude Helene (Hammer) Williams, 89, died March 8, 2004, at the Fowler Health Care Center. She was born on June 28, 1914, in Colorado Springs, Colo., the daughter of Ludwig and Margarthe Hammer. She married John Harold Williams, in 1935, and he died in 1975. Her teaching career started in a one-room school in Park County, where she taught all 10 grades. She later taught at Squirrel Creek, Hanover and finally as an instructor in adult education at Colorado State University. She and her late husband also ranched near Glenlevie, Colo., near the Wyoming state line. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and nine brothers. She is survived by one sister, Elizabeth Benatti of Alamosa, Colo.; and dear friends, Curtis and Doris Ball of Fowler; and many nieces and nephews. Service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Griffy Family Funeral Home, Fowler. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday, at the cemetery on the Old Mosier Ranch near Glenlevie. Family prefers memorials for a teaching scholarship to be established in her name, in care of the funeral home.

Williams, Harper
Harper Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 1986 - Harper Williams was born April 1, 1922, in Malta Bend, Mo., and died Dec. 13, 1986, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents, Hattie (Giles) Williams and Frank Williams, and wife, Elisabeth Williams. Survived by beloved friend and companion, Louise Bennett of Pueblo; brothers, Gilbert (Ophelia) Williams of Pueblo, Arthur (Mattie) Williams of Rockford, Ill.; sisters, Minnie (Homer) Johnson of Denver and Jessie and Mae Oddis of Denver; stepdaughter, Ann O. Taylor of Colorado Springs, and brother-in-law, Bert (Viola) Marshal of Little Rock, Calif.; and sisters-in-law, Olamae (Cecil) Hollier and Alice (Bob) Williams of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A resident of Milwaukee, he had returned to Colorado in 1978. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion. Service at 1 p.m. Tuesday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Friends will be received at 28210 Highway 50 East and 1501 Cedar St. He will lie in state from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, and from 8 a.m. to service time Tuesday. Contributions are preferred to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Williams, Hazel B.
Hazel B. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 1986 - Hazel B. Williams, 94, a Pueblo resident for 22 years, passed away May 13, 1986. Survivors include two sons, Charles H. (Orvillene) Williams, Garden City, Kan., and Joe D. (Anita) Williams, Port Lavaca, Texas; a daughter, Mary (David) Tin-el all. Pueblo; daughter-in-law, Leah Mae Williams, Denver; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband, Ivor Williams, and a son, Dr. David I. Williams. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, in Lakin, Kan., with the Right Rev. Robert H. Mize officiating. The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorials may be made to St. Francis Boys' Home, P.O. Box 1340, Salina, Kan. 67402.

Williams, Hazel Belle
Hazel Belle Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 1999 - Hazel Belle Williams, 83, of Rye, Colo., and formerly of Lubbock, Texas, passed away peacefully in her home on Aug. 17, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Williams- parents, Lottie B. and Roy C. Kinsey- brothers, Chester, Ralph, Gilbert, Otto and Elvin- sisters, Beulah, Grace and Elenora. She is survived by children, Clifton (Anita) Williams, Mari (Gary) Menor and Frann Perry- sisters, Florence Conner and Irma Sleboda- 12 grandchildren-several great-grandchildren- and numerous loving nieces and nephews and their families. Also dearly loved by friends and neighbors. She will always be remembered as a loving mother. She had a wonderful sense of humor, loved the mountains, ``Her Little Cabin" and all of nature. Funeral, 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at 8125 Birch Drive, Rye, Colo.

Williams, Helen E.
Helen E. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 2001 - Helen E. Williams, 79, passed away March 29, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born March 31, 1921, in Pueblo, Colo., to Anton and Anna Perme who preceded her in death. Also preceded in death by her loving husband of 30 years, Orval H. Williams; daughter, Nancie Williams; brothers, Edward Perme, Frank and George Jamnik; and sister, Gladys Thurston. Survived by her sons, Edward and Kent Williams, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Jesse Williams, Trena Holloway, Giancarlo Pongilone; and numerous great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Peterson, Sophie Lest, Betty (Frank) Rikhoff, all of Pueblo, Dorothy (Eddie) Zinn of Rifle, Colo., and Lorraine (Del) Mair of Robstown, Texas; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Per Helen's request, there will be no services held. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Williams, Henry
Henry Williams – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 9, 1872 – Fatal Result of a Quarrel. – About four weeks ago two gentlemen of color, named Henry Williams and Willis Wilson fell into a dispute about some matter, and finally came to blows.  Willis rather got the worst of the tussle, when he stooped down and picking up a large stone struck his antagonist with it on the head, inflicting a severe gash from which the blood flowed freely and knocking Williams senseless.  The latter lingered for a few days and then rallied and was not considered by his friends to be in a dangerous condition.  Last Monday, Williams complained of severe pains in his head and continuing to grow worse, died at an early hour on Thursday morning last.  Notice of the affair being brought to the attention of Dr. Thombs, a post mortem examination was made, when it was found that Williams had sustained an injury sufficient to cause instant death, a fracture an inch in length appearing through the frontal bone, while several pieces of the latter were actually imbedded in the brain.  The only wonder is, how a man could live for an instant after such an injury.  Willis has been arrested on the charge of murder and will have his preliminary examination before Judge Hart, as soon as two important witnesses, now out of town can be procured.  The prisoner is now safely lodged in jail.

Williams, Hope T.
Hope T. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2005 - Hope T. Williams, 87, lifetime Pueblo resident, departed this life to be with our Lord Jan. 20, 2005. She passed away with her family by her side. She is preceded in death by her husband, George F. Williams; parents, Joseph and Mae (Kirch) Manuel; and grandparents, Joseph and Dorothy Kirch, who raised her and her brother, Adolph Manuel. She leaves to cherish her memory her sons, George F. (Mary) and Robert M. Williams; grandson, George J. Williams; granddaughter, Barbara Williams (Robert Brower); and brother in-law, Delbert Linn. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Hope retired from the Colorado Mental Health Institute, dietary department. Her family was her number one priority. She was a very caring and loving person and will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. Memorial for Masses may be made through the funeral home. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005. Both services to be held at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment Roselawn.

Williams, Horace E.
Horace E. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2001 - Williams, Horace E., 91, of Pueblo, born 12/20/1909, died in Plano, TX, 11/21/2001. Preceded in death by beloved wife of 60 years, Louise, & a granddaughter. Survived by sons Warren (Marie) Williams, Hillsboro, Wis., & David (Carmie) Williams, Plano, Texas, & daughter Jean (John) Alexander of Pueblo, 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. At his request: cremation, no service.

Williams, Jack Allen
Jack Allen Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2002 - Age 64, departed this life March 15, 2002, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital following a brief illness. Born Sept. 23, 1937, in Columbus, Ohio, he served in the U.S. Air Force; he held a commercial airplane license, also multi- and single-engine pilot's licenses. He was retired from the Trane Co. He enjoyed flying airplanes, hunting and fishing. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Dorothy Jean Williams. Jack is survived by his beloved wife, Judy J. Williams, Pueblo; children, Darla (Richard) Baca, Dana (Joe) Koch, Deneen Farley, all of Columbus, Ohio, Robin (Craig) Heflen, Bill Henley, Charles Gilbert, all of Denver, Dirk Williams, Colby Williams, both of Pueblo; nine grandchildren, Janet, Michael, Williams, Brei, Feleicia, Zackery, Tyler, Bryden and Kolan; three great-grandchildren, Keirstin, Nathan and Mcala; numerous other relatives and friends. At Jack's request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Friday, Trinity Life Center Church, 36 Merritt Court with Pastor Richard Conley officiating. Full military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team to follow.

Williams, James
James Williams - Akron Pioneer Press - December 2, 1921 - A charred body, identified by the authorities as that of James Williams, 77 years old, negro, veteran of the Civil War, and a member of the G.A.R., was found by firemen who responded to an alarm at the aged man's home at Pueblo. The cause of the fire, which did $500 damage, is unknown.

Williams, James
James Williams - Rifle Reveille - November 14, 1902 - James Williams, a former sporting man of Pueblo, strayed from his party while hunting near El Paso, Texas, and died from exposure.

Williams, James G.
James G. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2006 - James G. Williams passed away July 27, 2006, in Pueblo. Jim was born in Martinez, Calif., on July 4, 1942, and had lived in Pueblo since his childhood. He retired from the Colorado State Hospital after many years of service. Jim was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and had spent many years in the quarter horse business. He is survived by his wife, Barbara of the family home; parents, Glenn and June Williams of Canon City; daughters, Tammie (Brad) Hunter of Pueblo, Cindy Jo (Peter) Grimes of Oklahoma; a brother, Bill (Shirley) Smith of Canon City; as well as six grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. The family will greet friends at a casual gathering in the family home from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006.

Williams, James T.
James T. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 1998 - James T. Williams, age 56, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 1998. Beloved husband of Shay Williams, of the family home. Beloved parents, W. Earl and Dorothy E. Williams, Fergus Falls, Minn. Beloved father of Chad Bryant Williams, Denver, Cindy (Kevin) Cook, Queensland, Australia, and Debbie Walker (Richard Howard), Pueblo. Beloved grandfather to Mikayla and Melissa Boerner (Dremel), Amy and Ashley Cook, Queensland and Sydney, Australia, Michaelene (Mikkie) Walker, Krista Walker and Mitchel Duran, Pueblo. Also survived by brothers and sisters, Kirk Williams, Fergus Falls, Minn., W. Earl (Joan) Williams Jr., Riverton, Wyo., and Elizabeth (Scott) Murray, Fort Collins, Colo.- numerous nieces and nephews, Erin and Thomas Williams of Riverton, Wyo., Gina Schoon, Fergus Falls, Minn., Todd Williams, Minneapolis, Minn., and Stephanie Williams, Fergus Falls, Minn.- and beloved grandniece, Skyley of Fergus Falls, Minn. In addition he is survived by his mother-in-law, Ellen (Dr. William) Shellhart, Colorado Springs- brothers and sisters-in-law, Chris (Willie) Delaney-Haynes, Placerville, Colo., Victoria (David) Erskine, Pueblo, Ruth (Gene) Schneider, Colorado Springs, and Terri (Don) Tack, Pueblo, and many beloved friends. With special thoughts to Rick and Sharon Abercrombe and daughter, Misty. Jim was born on July 5, 1941, in Fergus Falls, Minn. He attended Pacific Lutheran University in Fergus Falls, Minn., later to finish with a degree in Mass Communications at Moorehead State University. He would go on to win a national award for his production and direction of the television program, Christmas Is at Channel 13 in Fargo, N.D. Later he relocated to Roanoke, Va., with public TV for the children's educational program, Romper Room. He moved to Pueblo, Colo., in the early 70s. He started out with KTSC television studio as a production manager and would later become an instructor at the Southern Colorado State College (now U.S.C.) in Mass Communications. He would take his passion of graphy excellence to Broomes graphy in downtown Pueblo, winning an award from Eastman Kodak. Jim always loving a challenge, moved on to become a technical writer for the Department of Transportation (Test Track). Once his project was completed, he joined the team of Carl Wills Beverage Company and it was there he enjoyed many years of dedicated service as the Sales Marketing Manager. He truly loved his job, the memories and the laughter. Jim's final journey would be as the Director of Development and Marketing for Crossroads Managed Care Systems. To his credit he would write one of the largest grants given to the State of Colorado. Jim was a veteran of service with the U.S. Army, an avid sailor of the Misty Gale I and II and enjoyed building remote control boats and trains. Jim will always be remembered for his giving of time, talents, help, advice and most of all, his Abbott and Costello sense of humor. He was a member of First Free Methodist Church. Cremation, Almont Crematory. , 2 p.m. Thursday, First Free Methodist Church, 717 W. 26th Street. The service will be conducted by Rev. Mark Hecht. The family will receive friends after the service at First Free Methodist Church for refreshments and fellowship.

Williams, Jasper L.
Jasper L. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 1931 - Jasper Williams aged 16 years passed away late Saturday at a local hospital. He is survived by his father, Earl Williams, of Horace, Kan. Body at the Geo. F. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Williams, Jay Theodore
Jay Theodore Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 1986 - Jay Theodore Williams, 81, passed away Oct. 9, 1986, at Pueblo Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Williams is survived by one brother, Donald E. (Elizabeth) Williams of Pueblo, and one sister, Otie M. Towles of Wichita, Kan. He is also survived by nieces, Elizabeth J. (James) Pickering of Pueblo and Shirley (J.R.) Hollowell of Carlisle, Pa., Cheryl (Joe) Orazem of Parker, Colo., Pamela (David) Duran of Pueblo; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine M. Williams, in 1981. He was born on April 1, 1905, in Hutchinson, Kan., and lived in Pueblo for the past 70 years. Mr. Williams was employed as an industrial guard for CF&I for 40 years until his retirement in 1970. He was a member of each of the following: Wesley United Methodist Church; past master of Lodge 31, AF&AM; past worthy patron Eastern Star, Pueblo Chapter 7; Royal Arch Mason 12; member Shrine Al Kaly Temple. Visitation hours from 1 until 5 p.m. today; noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12; and 8:30 a.m. until service time Monday, Oct. 13, at Imperial Funeral Home. Service at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, 1986, at Imperial Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Bill LeRoy of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment, Vesperland, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Masonic rites will be performed at the graveside. Family may be contacted at 607 Prairie. Family will be receiving friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment. Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church through the funeral home office.

Williams, Jean B. R.
Dr. Jean B. R. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 2004 - Dr. Jean B. R. Williams. A memorial reception for Dr. Jean Williams will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 9, 2004, in a meeting room in the SRDA office, 230 North Union Avenue, Pueblo. She died June 20, 2004, of natural causes at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo. Jean was born Sept. 7, 1929, to Byram and Virginia Ratliff of Sharpsburg, Ky. She attended Vanderbilt University and graduated from the University of Louisville, Ky., Medical School. She received many awards for academic achievement in both undergraduate and graduate studies. As a longtime Pueblo resident, Jean was employed by the Pueblo Army Depot and the Colorado State Hospital and served as the county doctor for Huerfano County. She was very active in the YWCA, League of Women Voters, SRDA, AAUW, Altrusa and many other civic and community organizations. Survivors include her brother, Dr. Rolland Ratliff of Mount Sterling, Ky.; two sons, Robert Williams of Gillette, Wyo., and Dr. Russell Williams of Columbia, S.C.; her daughter, Susan Schiff of Pueblo; and six grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to SRDA, 230 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, CO, 81003, the YWCA, 801 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, CO, 81003, or AAUW, c/o Mary Ann Roldan, 201 Fordam Circle, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Williams, Joe (Mrs.)
Mrs. Joe Williams - Walsenburg World – December 24, 1928 - Mrs. Joe Williams Dies Last Night – Wife of Well Known Grocer Passes Away After Short Illness; Funeral Arrangements Not Made - Mrs. Joe Williams, wife of Jose Williams, proprietor of Joe's Market & Grocery, died at her home here last night following a short illness. Mrs. Williams was prominent in club circles here, and a host of friends mourn her passing. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

Williams, Joel
Joel Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2005 - Joel Williams, 69 of Pueblo passed away July 9, 2005 in Denver. He retired from the Transportation Technology Center. Survived by daughter, Dawn Dressel, grandchildren Sharae, Sean and Brenna all of Denver; sister Dejah, brother David, both of Ohio; Millicent of Virginia and brother Bradley of Florida. Per his request no services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Hospice of Metro Denver, 2021 High St., Denver, CO 80218. Condolences can be sent to Dawn Dressel, 1550 Lafayette St., #4, Denver, CO 80218. 720-276-0173.

Williams, John
John Williams - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - April 4, 1878 - John Williams, a colored man, who has been industriously surrounding all the bad whisky he could come up to for some time, went out to the Doyle ranch the fore part of last week to assist Mr. Day in his preparations for the ball on Friday night. Whether it was a change from one kind of tarantula juice to another or the natural result of a long continued drunk is not known, but he went into fits on Wednesday. He recovered from the first attack but was soon taken again and died. He was buried at the graveyard at the Doyle ranch.

Williams, John Franklin
John Franklin Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2002 - Age 85, of Canon City, formerly of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 16, 2002, at his home in Canon City. John was born on Aug. 28, 1916, at Twin Falls, Idaho, a son of the late Charles E. and Frances Edith Sammons Williams. On May 24, 1939, in Penrose, Colo., John married Ethel Viola Cooley. John and Ethel had been married 62 years. Ethel resides in Canon City. He is also survived by a son, John F. (Patricia) Williams Jr. of Broomfield, Colo.; brother, Roger (Bonnie) Williams of Shelton, Wash.; sisters, Edith (Woody) Burgner of Salida, Colo., Alice (Sam) Martino of Denver, Colo., Sarah (Robert) Busetti of Coal Creek, Colo., and Peggy (Bill) Shaw of Waterford, Mich.; special nieces, Nell (Robert) Mitchell of Pueblo and Nancy Reeves of Florence and numerous other nieces and nephews. John was a retired ammunitions supervisor of the Pueblo Army Depot having retired after 30 years of service and he worked for the Moose Lodge as a traveling auditor. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Florence and later of Grandview Christian Church of Canon City. John came to Florence with his parents in 1918 and lived or had ties to the Fremont County area most of his life, having completed his schooling in the Florence schools. He was member of CCC in Manitou Springs and Woodland Park from 1934 to 1938. He was a member of the Golden Age Center in Canon City, AARP, NARFE, life member of the Moose Lodge No. 19 in Pueblo, and a member of all Degrees of the Loyal Order of the Moose and was especially proud of being awarded the highest degree of Pilgrim, he was a past president of the Colorado Moose Association. Funeral services have taken place. Inurnment will be at Mountain Vale Memorial Park in Canon City. The family requests no food or flowers; memorial donations may be made to Moose Lodge No. 19, 41 N. Precision Drive, Pueblo West, CO 81007 or Sangre de Cristo Hospice West, 1439 Main St., Canon City, CO 81212.

Williams, John H.
John H. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1937 - John H. Williams, 80, father of M. H. McWilliams, Crook, Colo. To Sterling, Colo. for services and interment.

Williams, John L.
John L. Williams - Bayfield Blade - August 26, 1909 - Pittsburg, Aug. 23. - With demoniacal fury ten thousand men and women last night attacked the plant of the Pressed Steel Car company, and in the battle which followed eight men were instantly killed, ten perhaps fatally wounded and more than a score seriously hurt. The battle between the strikers, the car builders, is led by their wives and daughters, and the state troopers and deputy sheriffs is raging. At 10 o'clock this morning the following incomplete list of dead and injured was compiled from reports at the morgues, hospitals and physicians' offices. The dead: John L. Williams, state trooper; Harry Exler, deputy sheriff; three foreigners. The dying: John C. Smith, state trooper; Lucelian Jones, state trooper; seven foreigners. George Kitch and John O'Donnell, state troopers, were seriously injured and one woman was shot in the neck. Deputy Sheriff Exler was killed first and the state troopers lost their lives in trying to arrest his slayers. Volley after volley was fired into the mob by the deputy sheriffs and troopers. The strikers armed themselves with rifles, stones and clubs and refused to retreat. Dynamite is now in the possession of the strikers and it is expected that it will be used today in an effort to massacre the officers guarding the plant. Pittsburg, Aug. 24. - The second day of the reign of martial law in McKees Rocks, the scene of Sunday night's turbulent disorders in and about the plant of the Pressed Steel Car company, augured well for more than a temporary truce of hostilities. The arrival of additional state police under the command of Captain Robertson of Wilkesbarre barracks, evidently had a quieting effect upon the foreign strikers and their sympathizers. Even at the early hour at dawn the few persons who were going about their business on the streets of McKees Rocks carried about them an air of peace, in sharp contrast to their agitated appearance of the past forty-eight hours. From now on mounted troopers and deputy sheriffs will patrol Schoenville and the car plant day and night rendering well nigh impossible a re-occurrence of Sunday night's unrestrained violence. The arrest of suspicious persons continues today. An additional boxcar as a jail, was prepared before dawn as now the two in use were overcrowded with sixty-two prisoners. This morning's hours were marked by the funerals of rioters who were killed at the Greek Catholic church at McKees Rocks. The strikers attended in a body and accompanied the bodies to the cemetery for interment. To offset any demonstrations at the funeral of the strikers deputy sheriffs were present at the church and grave yard. The bodies of troopers John Smith and John Williams were shipped to their homes early today, the former to Centralia, Pa., and the latter to Pueblo, Colo. The caskets were heaped with wreaths and floral tributes, remembrances from the state and county authorities as well as from the comrades of the dead troopers. The burial of Deputy Sheriff Harry Exler was also held today. Sheriff Gilbert for the county of Allegheny remembered his brave deputy with a wreath.

Williams, John W.
John W. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 2006 - John W. Williams, 81, retired Army, passed away Feb. 27, 2006. Born March 30, 1924, to Richard and Beulah Williams, who preceded him in death; along with his brother, James; sister, Ruth; and longtime companion, Lois Humble. Survived by his son, Mark (Julie); and daughter, Deborah Williams of Tacoma, Wash.; mother of his children, Alice Phanco; brothers, Bobby (Eva Mae) of West Virginia, Thomas (Sharon) of Pueblo; sisters, Donna Sprouse (George), Barbara Farley of Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. John served during WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Williams, John Willie
John Willie Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 1999 - John Willie Williams, 91, departed this life on Oct. 22, 1999. Mr. Williams was born in Austin, Texas, on March 9, 1908, to the union of William and Guenetta Story-Williams. Mr. Williams was a Pueblo resident for 47 years until he moved to Denver in 1997, and resided there until his passing. He was a retired carpet layer and also served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945 during which he received several decorations and awards including Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, (two) Bronze Stars, (one) Bronze Arrowhead, Good Conduct Medal, (four) Overseas Service Bars, Victory Ribbon, and Philippine Liberation Medal. He was a member of Eighth Street Baptist Church. Mr. Williams was married in Stanford, Texas, in January 1935, to Jessie Mae (Cook) Williams. He is preceded in death by his wife, his parents and a host of brothers and sisters. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted daughter, LaVerne Williams and lifetime companion, Debra Coklin; a loving daughter, Marilyn B. Williams; son, John Willie Williams Jr.; also survived by four sisters; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a special thanks to Mrs. Patsy Ewing for everything she did for dad. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, at the Angelus Funeral Home. Funeral service, noon Saturday, at the Angelus Chapel, Rev. Bernard Browder, officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with full military honors, Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Williams, Karen C. Deltonto
Karen C. (Deltonto) Williams - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 17, 2009 - Karen C. (Deltonto) Williams, 58, born December 15, 1950 in Pueblo, CO, passed away March 15, 2009. She is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, Joseph Donald; children, Billy (Sharion) Williams, Keith D. Williams and Faye (Mike) Martnick; mother, Emma Marie; sister, Rose Deltonto; sister and brother-in-law, Laurie (John) Linn as well as 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd Deltonto. There will be a visitation on Wednesday, March 18th from 6 - 8 p.m. at Dove-Witt Fountain Valley Chapel. Graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 19th, 11 a.m. at Antioch Cemetery in Yoder, CO.

Williams, L. Mae
L. Mae Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2004 - L. Mae Williams went to join her heavenly Father on Feb. 23, 2004. She was born March 15, 1912. Mae was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert C. Williams; and brothers, Jim, Fred and Albert Howlett. She is survived by her children, Robert L. Williams, Ella Mae (Bill) Johnson and Nora Jean (Frank) Bridges; grandchildren, Karen (Bob) Yusko, Rodney (Gina) Johnson, Dian (Andrew) Fisher and Gaylon Bridges; great-grandchildren, Deidra (Rob) Yusko, Donna (Kevin) McKinney, Brian Fair and Shana and Brianna Johnson; great-great-grandchildren, R.J. and Zach Yusko, Taylor and Jessica McKinney. Mae also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. Mae was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Autumn Park (UPPC) for their gentle and loving care. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Park Hill Baptist Church Building Fund or School Fund. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. today, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, both to be held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Williams, Lamond D.
Lamond D. Williams - Akron Pioneer Press - March 22, 1918 - The mother of Mrs. Lamond D. Williams and her 12 year old daughter were brought to Trinidad for interrogation. They are suspected of having knowledge as to who killed Williams at his ranch near Delarosa.

Williams, Lawrence
Lawrence Williams - World Independent – April 5, 1940 - Toltec Resident Taken By Death – Lawrence Williams, 79, expired at his home in Toltec this morning, culminating 50 years of residence in that community. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Anna; a daughter, Mrs. John Thompson of San Diego and two sons, Lawrence and Joe of Denver. Funeral services will be in the care of Furphy Brothers mortuary and arrangements are to be announced later.

Williams, Lee Jr.
Lee Williams Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 2005 - Lee Williams Jr., 78, affectionately known to friends as "Cousin Lee," departed this life Sept. 16, 2005, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. He was born June 18, 1927, in Wynne, Ark. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from the former CF&I Wire Mill. He enjoyed crappie fishing, playing dominos and visiting with friends and family. Lee was a member of Local 2102 and James H. McNeal American Legion Post No. 163. Preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Shirley Dossie (Webb) Williams Sr.; siblings, Flossie Yarbrough, Odessa and Roscoe Williams, Albert Gray, Mary McCray, Annie Mae and Beatrice Williams, Velma Cribbs; brothers-in-law, Rosevelt Cribbs and Albert Lawson. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Beleta Ann Williams, Lee Williams III, Lonnell (Bobbette) Williams; three sisters, Lizzie Perry, Margaret Lawson and Offie Gray; one brother, Ollie (Hattie) Williams; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Angelus Chapel, with Elder Arthur Yarbrough, the Rev. O.T. Jackson and Pastor Orval Miles co-officiating. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Interment, Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Williams, Leonard B.
Leonard B. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2000 - Leonard B. Williams passed away Nov. 17, 2000, in Pueblo. Funeral services and interment will be held on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, in Dallas, Texas.

Williams, Leslie W.
Leslie W. Williams - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 30, 1989 - Survivors Reach Out to the Wall/Vietnam Memorial Replica Visits Pueblo - Pueblo - He was a Vietnam vet and proud of it - his black ball cap said as much; his wife wore an orange and blue sweat shirt, pledging her allegiance to the Denver Broncos. The only sign of mourning was a bouquet of flowers, which he held as he stood before an information table inside the cavernous Palace of Agriculture at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. "Leslie Williams," he said to a woman seated behind the table. She leafed through a large notebook. "Leslie?" she asked. "Leslie," he said, quietly. "Marines." Moments later the woman handed him a slip of paper; written in pencil were numbers for a panel, 17-W, and a line, 6. Rex Walker then turned to face The Wall. Later, he would use the word "intimidating" to describe it: 250 feet long, almost 7 feet tall, 74 interlocking panels set side by side. Most of all, there were the names of the people: 58,022 in all - 620 from Colorado, 58 from Pueblo, 47 from Colorado Springs; all of them now dead, missing in action or prisoners of war - a war named Vietnam. "Everything about this is intimidating," Walker would say. But now Walker was looking for a single name; a volunteer, Vietnam veteran Jerald Valdez from the Springs, led him to panel 17-W, traced his hand down to line six, then stopped. Walker drew closer, reached up and touched the name: Leslie W. Williams. Like so many others, he ran his fingers over the surface; it was only Plexiglas - smoked black to replicate the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. - but that didn't seem to matter. Walker was reaching for a memory. When he found it, his eyes welled; he set the flowers at the base of The Wall, and then he and his wife fell into an embrace. "I was dating his sister when he died in Vietnam," Walker said, after he and his wife had stepped back to the far end of the huge room. "I didn't know him real well, but I knew his sister and family real well. I tried comforting them, but they weren't ready for comforting right then. A few months later, I quit school and joined the Army." Joining the Army, he explained, "was still a pretty popular thing for kids. I was raised to believe it was a thing of glory. I didn't have any other information to base it on. My opinion hasn't changed on that." Walker entered the Army on Jan. 12, 1968; little less than a year later, on Dec. 13, 1968, he was in Vietnam. "Thirteen days after my 18th birthday," he said. "I did two tours and my father died. They pulled the sole surviving son rule and wouldn't let me go back." Walker came home May 1, 1970. He still lives in Pueblo - the home town of the late Leslie Williams. Walker now has three sons and two daughters. His eldest son registered for the draft last week; he maintained that his other two sons will register when their times come. "They've never been told war is glorious," Walker said. "They know it's not a thing of beauty. But they also know if you don't support your country, you don't belong here." Walker said he's worked "about 150 different jobs" since coming home from Vietnam. He finally learned he wasn't cut out to punch a time clock; now he drives a rig. It was while driving the road that he heard about the Vietnam Memorial Replica, which began touring the country two years ago. On three occasions, Walker drove his truck into some town only to find out the memorial had just been there. "You missed it," he would be told. "It was here two days ago." On Wednesday, when Walker returned from another trip, his wife greeted him with the news. The Pueblo Chapter of the American GI Forum had arranged for the memorial to come to the state fairgrounds, where it will remain through Sunday. The memorial had finally come to him. On Friday, Walker paid his last respects to a fellow soldier, a boy from the past. "It's just a last way to say goodbye." And, finally, there was time for comforting. As his wife stood in the back of the room, looking at the thousands and thousands of names set in black, she broke into tears. "This should never happen again," she said. Walker held her in his arms. "It won't," he said.

Williams, Lizzie
Lizzie Williams – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – September 23, 1874 – Lizzie Williams, a well known soiled dove, who died recently in Denver, left an estate worth $3,000.

Williams, Lorene Anita
Lorene Anita Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2004 - Lorene Anita Williams, age 88. Passed away October 16, 2004 in Birmingham Alabama. She was born June 7, 1916 in Grover Colo. She was the daughter of Clarence Abner Williams and Lena Ivera McKay Williams, both preceded her in death. Lorene was schooled in Cheyenne WY. and was a graduate of Barnes School of Business in Denver Colo. She was a federal employee at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington D.C. from 1941 to 1969. Upon her retirement she moved back to Pueblo and was a member of the Church of Christ. In 1989 she moved to Birmingham AL. She is survived by two sisters: Dorothy Temple of Indianapolis In. and Lois Davis of Omaha Neb. One brother of Birmingham AL. Burial will be in Pueblo at a date yet to be determined. At Memorial Gardens.

Williams, Louis J.
Louis J. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 1970 - Louis J. Williams, of 1130 Lane 21, April 28, 1970. Husband of Mrs. Helen Williams. Father of Miss Agnes Williams, Ralph L., Charles R. and Louis Michael Williams, of Pueblo. Brother of John A. and Curly Williams, Pueblo. Also survived by 4 grandchildren. Predeceased by a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy M. Millis, April 24, 1952, and a brother Henry Williams, in 1969. Member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish. Mr. Williams was a lifetime resident of Pueblo and was a retired farmer and businessman. Services announcements later. The family may be contacted at the Charles Williams residence, 108 Sharon Place. Interment Roselawn Cemetery.

Williams, Louis Michael
Louis Michael Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 2002 - Louis Michael Williams went to be with the Lord, May 4, 2002, after a lengthy illness. Born in Pueblo on Dec. 7, 1943. Preceded in death by parents, Louis J. and Helen (Antonik) Williams; two sisters, Dorothy M. (Millis), Agnes B. Chambers; and one brother, Ralph L. Williams. Survived by one brother, Charles R. Williams; and several nieces and nephews. Louis was employed for 20 years by Zoelmann's Bakery. He was a member of the POE Elks Lodge No. 90, Eagles Aerie No. 145 and Travelers Protective Association of America. At his request, cremation with no viewing or services to follow.

Williams, Marian D.
Marian D. Williams (Gorshe), - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 2003 - Marian D. Williams (Gorshe), 73, entered into the Garden of Paradise with the Lord on July 2, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Ralph L. Williams; and her parents, Joseph Gorshe Sr. and Helen Krutka. She is survived by her children, Charlene (Bill) Wisthoff, Gary Williams and Kenneth Williams. Grandmother of Mark Wisthoff, Nick Wisthoff, Scott Williams and Kayla Williams. She also leaves behind her sister, Helen Ragulsky; half-brother, Joe Gorshe Jr.; half-sister, Sharon (Gorshe) Johnson; and several nieces and nephews. Marian was an outgoing person who enjoyed meeting people. She loved to socialize and play cards with her girlfriends at the Eagles Club. She also enjoyed her trips to Cripple Creek and loved the scenic drive through the mountains and small mountain towns. At her request, there will be no viewing and a private family interment at a later date. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Our Lady of the Assumption Church.

Williams, Marsha
Marsha Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - September 04, 1998 - Marsha Williams, late of Penrose, Colo. Graveside services, Saturday, Sept. 5, at Hillside Cemetery, Hillside Colo.

Williams, Morris
Morris Williams - Record Journal of Douglas County - March 6, 1914 - Rancher Slain By Ax - Body Then Hurled Over Cliff and Burned - Charred Bones Found in Cave in Canon and Two Mexicans Arrested, Charged with Crime - Trinidad - A bunch of keys and one tiny shread of underwear were the only clews officers had to go on when the charred bones of Morris Williams, a ranchman near Watervale, were found in a canon two miles from his home by a searching party. Following the finding of the remains Miguel Martinez and Don, his son, were brought to the county jail here, where they are held on a murder charge. Williams and the Martinez family are said to have had trouble over the sale of some hay. Williams had been missing several days. It is the theory of Sheriff Sipe that Williams was murdered in his home with an ax and that his body was then taken to Pinon canon, where the remains were found, and burned. Officers were mystified as to the method by which the body was burned so completely. Watervale is a snall town sixty miles southeast of Trinidad, in Las Animas county, and the point where the remains were found is almost on the Colorado-New Mexico line. In 1896 a double murder, similar to the Williams killing, occurred at almost identically the same point. Deputy Sheriffs Green and Kelly were slain and their bodies burned. Only a few buttons were found. Bayfield Blade - March 13, 1914 - That Morris Williams, a well-to-do ranchman of Watervale, was murdered on his ranch, sixty miles east of Trinidad, on or about Feb. 18 and his body was dragged on a sled over the snowdrifts to a canon three miles east of there, where it was thrown over a cliff, and then taken to a cave and burned, are the developments of the investigation made by Coroner B. B. Sipe.

Williams, Newell L.
Newell L. Williams - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 9, 1991 - Newell L. Williams, 73, of Colorado Springs died Oct. 6, 1991, in Pueblo. He was a trainman. No services are planned. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., is handling arrangements. Mr. Williams was born Feb. 8, 1918, in Jefferson County, Ill., to Lester and Maude (Goosetree) Williams. He was married to Opal Collier, who is deceased. Mr. Williams is survived by a son, Larry of Elkhart, Ind.; a daughter, Judy Yeager of Edwardsburg, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Williams, Opal
Opal Lena Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2001 - Opal Lena Williams, 101, Born April 16, 1900, in Tyson Hill County, Texas, to Henry and Elizabeth (Clayton) Saunders. She was educated in Waco, Texas, and married Alfred Dickson in 1917. To this union one daughter was born and the family moved to Pueblo in 1927. Mother Williams departed this life peacefully in Albuquerque, N.M., Care Center, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001. Preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Alfred Dickson, Benjamin Long and James Williams; two sisters, Nora White and Betty Moore; six brothers Arthur, Charles "Chick, " James "Jack," Grayton, Bill and L.B. Sanders; a grandchild, Lois Kay Tompson. She leaves to cherish her memory, devoted daughter, Neddie Bennett; three brothers, Henry Sanders, Calvin Sanders, Marvin Sanders; two sisters, Helen Thomas, Zenobia Hooper; three sisters-in-law, Alma Sanders, Debra Sanders, Odessa Blair; two grandsons, Kent (Margaret) Bennett, Charles Tompson; great-grandchildren, Lisa (Hank) Houston, Kelly Ann Bennett, Tracey L. Tompson, Kristy (Adam) Trahan, Craig (Theresa) Penson, Paula (Christopher) Miller, Brian Thompson; great-grandchildren, Paige Houston, Ashley Houston, Adam Trahan, Bennett Trahan, Kandyce Miller, Christopher Miller, Taylor Thompson, Trista Thompson, Grayling Penson, Payton Penson. Mother also helped to raise Fredrick, Sinclair, Myles, Diane and Jeff Mangram, also many friends other relatives and her church family where she loved and served the Lord until she took her last breath. Visitation, noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1044 Spruce. Pastor James Saunders and Pastor Curlie Mangram co-officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Williams, Ophelia
Ophelia Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1998 - Ophelia Williams was called from her labors on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998. She was born June 13, 1916, in Waco, Texas, to the union of Mamie and Albert Marshall. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a longtime member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Her dear husband, Gilbert Williams, preceded her in death. She leaves to celebrate her life a daughter, Delois M. (James) Justice- grandchildren, Sandra (Tony) Smith, Betty L. Thomas, Fred Lee Franklin Jr., and Charles E. (Charlene) Franklin- sister, Ola Mae Hollier of Pueblo- brother, Bert C. Marshall of Little Rock, Calif. - eight great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren- as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends- and dear friends, Robert and June Howlett of Pueblo. Viewing will be 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. today at TG McCarthy Rose Chapel conducted by the Rev. Fortson L. Chandler. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Williams, Orval H.
Orval H. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 1987 - Orval H. Williams was born Feb. 28, 1903, in Mt. Vernon, Ill., and passed away July 8, 1987, in Pueblo, Colo. Husband of Helen E. Williams, of the family home; father of Edward G. Williams and Kent O. Williams, both of Pueblo, and Nancie L. Williams of San Francisco, Calif.; brother of Bernadine Peno of Quincy, Mass. Also survived by grandchildren, Gian Williams, Jesse Williams and Trena Williams, and great-grandson, Harley Williams. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City, with BPOE 90 in charge. Visitation from noon until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers.

Williams, Owen
Owen Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1931 - Owen Williams, age 74 years, passed away early Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Catherine Fitzgerald, 1595 East Ash street. He had resided in Pueblo for the past 49 years and was a member of Holy Trinity church. Surviving him are three sons and three daughters. Mrs. Catherine Fitzgerald, Mrs. Ora L. Lynch, Mrs. Nancy Gallagher, and Edward O. Williams of Pueblo; Samuel C, of Salt Lake City, Joseph N. Williams of Pocatello, Idaho; also 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral will take place this afternoon (Wednesday) from the residence at 2 p.m. and from Holy Trinity church at 2:30. Rev. Gustay Lehman of Denver will officiate. Interment Roselawn. George F. McCarthy service.

Williams, Ralph L.
Ralph L. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1997 - Ralph L. Williams, age 72, passed away Oct. 4, 1997. Survived by his wife, Marian (Gorshe) Williams- children, Charlene M. Wisthoff, Gary L. Williams and Kenneth A. Williams- and son-in-law, Bill M. Wisthoff. Also survived by grandchildren, Mark and Nick Wisthoff and Scott and Kayla Williams, and brothers, Charles and Mike Williams. Preceded in death by sisters, Agnes (Williams) Chambers and Dorothy Williams. Mr. Williams worked as a firefighter for the city of Pueblo and was a longstanding member of the Pueblo Elks No. 90 and the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE). Cremation, Almont Crematory. , Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1997, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Williams, Reginald D.
Reginald D. "Reggie" Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 1998 - Reginald D. "Reggie" Williams, 45, departed this life Feb. 17, 1998, in Denver. Reggie was born Nov. 3, 1952, in Pueblo. He was an accomplished beautician, winning many hairstyling shows with his own creations. He graduated from Central High School. Preceded in death by his mother, Martha Williams, in 1986. She, too, was an accomplished beautician. Survived by three sisters, Brenda William McGregor, Joanne (Dean) Conner, both of Denver, and Carol Williams, New Orleans, La., and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service, 2 p.m. today, Pipkin Mortuary Chapel of Peace, 2531 Ogden St., Denver, Rev. Hayward Butch" Hobbs officiating. Cremation to follow.

Williams, Reuben R.
Reuben R. "Shorty" Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 1984 - Reuben R. "Shorty" Williams. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 2615 Gore Road, 544-3235 or 948-3928.

Williams, Richard C.
Richard C. (Dick) Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2000 - Richard C. (Dick) Williams, 77, of Rocky Ford died March 16, 2000, in Colorado Springs. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 21 at the First Presbyterian Church, Rocky Ford. Inurnment to follow at Valley View Cemetery.

Williams, Robert Dale
Robert Dale Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 1986 - Robert Dale Williams, 71, departed this life on Jan. 23, 1986. Survived by wife, Irene M. Williams of Pueblo; sons, Robert W. (Judy) Williams of Spencer, Iowa, Danny Williams of Tucson, Ariz.; daughters, Sandy (Gary) Morrow of Rolla, Mo., Jane (Amos) Frasier of Nevada, Mo., Judy (Rodney) Robertson of Gulfport, Miss. Also survived by sisters, Edna Irwin of Iberia, Mo., Ethel Muirhead of Austin, Texas, Emma Gardner of Kansas City, Mo., Edith Meyer of Moses Lake, Wash., Evelyn (Raymond) Johnston of Iberia; and 12 grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Benjamin and Cynthia Williams. Born on July 2, 1914, in Iberia, Mo., and moved to Pueblo in 1948. Mr. Williams was employed at Colorado State Hospital as a psychiatric technician. He was a member of the Eagles and was interested in coin collecting. Memorial service at 11 a.m. today at Ascension Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Robert Schelling officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Colorado Heart Association through the funeral home office.

Williams, Rodney A.
Rodney A. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 1999 - Rodney A. Williams, 73, of Avondale, passed away Dec. 29, 1998. Survived by sister-in-law, Mae L. Youngbird- brother-in-law, Donald Head- and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Rodney was employed at Pueblo Army Depot. He was a member of Masonic Lodge AF&AM No. 95 and the Ham Club. Funeral service, Monday, 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, Sunday, noon until 5 p.m. and Monday, 8 a.m. until noon. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory.

Williams, Rose Marie
Rose Marie Morrow Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2002 - Rose Marie Morrow Williams, born Nov. 4, 1934, passed away June 20, 2002. Survived by her husband, Earnest Williams; children, Frank Morrow, Jim Morrow, Kathy Gadlin, Rose Ann (Clifford) Pettit, Maureen Morrow and Janine (Charles) Wodiuk; and stepchildren, Ken Williams, Fudge (Chris) Gonzales, and Rick (Marilyn) Williams. Grandmother of Brynae, Nate, Natalie, Alexis, Shaleena, Tashia, Sheay, Chris, Matt, Kim, Chanda, Alicia, Robyn, Chuckie Jr., Kaylena, Jay, Richelle and Shawn. Also survived by her brothers, Joseph (Peggy) Savoy, Marion (Jackie) Savoy and Fred Savoy; sister, Alice Lesser and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Morrow; and parents, Joseph and Mary Savoy. Rose was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was employed at the Colorado Mental Health Institute for 26 years as an administrative assistant. She was a member of St. Patrick Church parish where services will be held. Rosary, Monday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Williams, Rose S.
Rose S. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 2003 - Rose S. Williams, at the wonderful age of 93, was called home to be with her God and the Blessed Virgin Mary on Dec. 6, 2003. She was born on Nov. 13, 1910, and was raised in Salida, Colo. Her parents were Anthony and Emilia Alloy. At the age of 16, she met Henry A. Williams, married on Feb. 26, 1927, and moved to Pueblo. She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry A. Williams; sons, Henry and Raymond; granddaughter, Leanne Williams; and son-in-law, Bud Comfort. Rose was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her children, Ruth Williams, Betty Comfort, Robert (Joanne) Williams, Norman (special friend, Jan Keller) and Sandi (Jim) Cardinal, all of Pueblo. She is survived by her grandchildren, Buddy, Jeff and Matt Comfort, Lorrie Norbury, Chris and Henry Williams, Simy Garcia, Michele Hubbard, Jayme Stangier, Jimmy Cardinal and spouses. She is also survived by 15 great-grandchildren, two sisters, a brother, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Rose was a prominent farmer, rancher and owner of the Williams Seed Store and Case Tractor Dealership since 1936 on the St. Charles Mesa. She was the source of vegetable and flower seeds for many farmers and gardeners throughout Southern Colorado for over six decades. She was active in farming and business. She could always be seen working in the fields and yard with her favorite straw hat and her hoe directing the day-to-day farming and seed store operations. She did this until her health began to fail. She was a member of St. Joseph Church. She was a charter member of the St. Joseph Council of Christian Women and the St. Theresa Society. She loved the holidays, especially Christmas Eve when all of her family would be together and enjoyed her Italian cooking. She cooked many dinners for family and friends over the years. She enjoyed all her grandchildren around her. There was always someone coming by to see her to enjoy her company. Rose leaves behind a legacy. A legacy for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends, who learned many wonderful things from her. The family may be contacted at the family home. There will be a viewing from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. A Mass of her Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at St. Joseph's Parish. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Williams, Ruby Maude
Ruby Maude Williams – Albuquerque Journal – November 6, 2003 - Ruby Maude Williams (February 9, 1904 - November 3, 2003) Ruby "Maude" McFarland Williams age 99 a homemaker of Clovis. Died November 3, 2003 at Laurel Plains Nursing Home in Clovis. She was born February 9, 1904 at the home of her Grandmother, Julia McFarland Ritter, at the Ritter Ranch in La Veta, Colorado to James Fred and Nora King McEvoy McFarland. Her father and his brother, Sim McFarland owned a mercantile store in Nara Visa, New Mexico which they sold to John Burns in September of 1904. They moved with the family to Logan, New Mexico in December and established a new store and home. The store later became McFarland Brothers Bank the following summer. Maude grew up and attended school in Logan and graduated in the first class in 1922. She attended the Baptist College at Montezuma, New Mexico just north of Las Vegas, New Mexico, where she received her teaching certificate. She then taught school at the Logan school. She married her classmate and only other graduate of the first graduating class, E.F. "Bud" Williams on September 16, 1925 in Logan. Bud and Maude were involved in the livestock and ranching business all of their married lives owning B-W (Bookey Williams) Cattle Company for many years. She has been a Christian and supporter of the Logan Baptist Church since childhood where she was baptized in a large tank. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Clovis for many years. She was a life member of the Order of Eastern Star of Deming, New Mexico and the International order of Odd Fellows-Rebekah. She enjoyed playing the piano and was an avid reader. Maude is affectionately known as "Muggins" by her daughters-in-law and grandchildren, the name was given to her by her father Fred when she was a little girl. She is survived by her two sons, Stanley and his wife, Bettye Williams of Clovis, New Mexico, Sherman and his wife, Jayne Williams of Clovis, New Mexico. Four grandchildren, Jamie, Michelle, Michael, and Patrick and one great-grandson, Tanner; five nieces and four nephews. Graveside Services are scheduled for Saturday November 8, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the Logan Cemetery in Logan, New Mexico with Rev. Steve Kulback officiating. The family will be at the First Baptist Church of Logan from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. before services. Family request no food be sent please. Memorials in lieu of flowers maybe made to the First Baptist Church of Logan in her memory at 601 Armijo, Box 382, Logan, New Mexico 88426 or to a charity of your choice. Honorary Pallbearers are her Grandchildren, Great-Grandson and Friends.

Williams, Rutherford L.
Rutherford L. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - March 3, 1930 - The funeral of the late Rutherford L. Williams will be held this (Monday) afternoon at 2 p.m., from St. John A.M.E. church, Rev. S.W. Henderson officiating. Interment will be made in Mountain View cemetery.

Williams, Sidney N.
Sidney N. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 2004 - Sidney N. Williams , "Sid Dead" was all he wanted to say. Born 8/6/15, died 9/6/04. Survived by wife of 62 years, Evelyn (maiden Burgess) and son Douglas (Laurel) Williams, brother W.C. Williams (Helen), sister-in-law Genevieve Setters, three grandchildren and special daughter Patty Williams. Predeceased by five brothers, one sister, and three sons, James, Robert and John. War veteran and survivor of Omaha Beach. Special thanks to his wonderful caregivers at Sangre de Cristo Hospice who made his last days so much better. Cremation with Memorial Service at Roselawn Chapel, Fri., Sept. 10th at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers or food, please send remembrances to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or charity of your choice.

Williams, Stella M.
Stella M. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 1999 - Stella M. Williams, born Dec. 26, 1910, passed away April 22, 1999. Preceded in death by husband, Roy- son, Laverne- her parents- two sisters- three brothers- one granddaughter- and one grandson. Survived by children, Clyde (Kathy) Williams, Clarence (Gail) Williams, Mona (Bill) Love, Nona Black and Don (Judy) Williams. Also survived by 27 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and brothers, Elmo (Delora) Hiner and Lester Hiner. At Stella's request, cremation with no service.

Williams, Tereh Estelle
Tereh Estelle (Burkhalter) Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - June 01, 2001 - Terah Estelle (Burkhalter) Williams, 89, died at Life Care Center, Pueblo, Colo., May 31, 2001. She was born Oct. 29, 1911, in Tulsa, Okla., to Ada (Hyder) Burkhalter and Avery A. Burkhalter. Preceded in death by her father May 30, 1952, in La Junta, Colo.; her mother Nov. 24, 1959, in Pueblo; her husband, Leon S. Williams of 59 1/2 years on April 6, 1989; brother, James A. Burkhalter on Oct. 16, 1999, in Cupertino, Calif. She is survived by one brother, Lawrence (Maxine) Burkhalter, Pueblo; sister-in-law, Maralee Burkhalter of Cupertino, Calif.; several nieces and nephews. Estelle was an accomplished pianist and was faithful for many years in playing for church services in Pueblo at Assembly of God Churches. At her request, cremation with no service.

Williams, Thomas
Thomas Williams - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - April 3, 1879 - Tuesday evening Thomas Williams, one of the boys from the John Bull camp, was accidentally shot by a friend and at first thought to be fatally wounded, but his morning his physician says he will probably recover. Another chance to moralize on the danger of playing with firearms. (Later) The man Thomas Williams, spoken of in my last as the victim of an accidental shooting, died on Thursday night and was buried on Friday. The funeral exercises were conducted by Rev. Amsbury, under the direction of the members of the Masonic fraternity, the deceased being a member of the fraternity, and he was followed to the grave by a procession of footmen numbering several hundred.

Williams, Thomas
Thomas Williams – Pueblo Indicator – February 21, 1914 – Another Steel Worker Gone – Thomas Williams, age 61, and who had put in 29 years of his life at the steel works here, died of pneumonia on the 17th inst. He was in point of time the oldest steel worker at the plant. He had been sick only three days but was large and fleshy and the pneumonia soon got beyond the control of the doctors. Brandon Bell - February 27, 1914 - Three Pioneers Die Same Day - Pueblo - Three Pueblo pioneers died here in one day. They were Thomas Williams, who helped found the steel mills here; Lewis E. Ross, a saloon man, and George Jackson, one of the city's builders.

Williams, Thomas C.
Thomas Clifford Williams - Huerfano World - September 1, 1994 - Thomas Clifford Williams died Aug. 24, 1994 in Pueblo. He is survived by his wife, Verna, Pueblo; a daughter Becky Wilkin, Pueblo West; two grandchildren; two sisters, Benna Fulfs, Pueblo and Yvette Hershberger, Greensboro, NC; nieces and nephews. A veteran of service with the US Army during World War II, Mr. Williams was a member of the Alamosa Elks #1297 and American Legion Post #113. Graveside service was in Veta Cemetery Monday.

Williams, Todd
Todd Williams – Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – January 17, 1910 – Colorado State News – Trinidad, Jan. 12. – Jealous because of the alleged attentions of other men to his wife, Todd Williams, a barber, aged 26 years, this morning shot the woman twice in the cheek and then shot himself, dying an hour later. Mrs. Williams will recover.

Williams, Verna
Verna Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2003 - Verna Williams passed away July 6, 2003, at age 77, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by daughter, Becky (Ted) Wilkin; grandchildren, Patricia Russell and Erika (Alan) Ronska; and great-grandchildren, Gwendolyn Anaya and Erik Ronska; brother, Milton (Irene) Bailey; and sisters-in-law, Benna Fulfs and Yvette Hershberger; several nieces and nephews. Cremation at her request. Memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2003, at La Veta Cemetery.

Williams, Virginia M.
Virginia M. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2004 - Virginia M. Williams passed away Nov. 11, 2004, in Pueblo. Virginia was born June 13, 1915, in Denver, to Cassius and Anna Cary. Virginia married George Perry Williams on Feb. 15, 1936, in Trinidad, Colo., and moved to Pueblo in 1940. She was employed and later served as manager for Mor-Valu Stamp Co. before retiring in 1983. She volunteered in the Occupational Therapy Department at the Colorado State Hospital for many years, was an avid sports fan and particularly enjoyed baseball. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Dorothy Ravanelli. Her survivors include her husband, Perry; son, Robert (Cheryl) Williams; grandchildren, Kimberley A. Schultz and Rob S. (Tracy) Williams; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces, including Nancy Ravanelli Oliver, nephews and other relatives. At her request, no viewing, cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Williams, Walter C.
Walter C. "Cowboy" Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2003 - Walter C. "Cowboy" Williams, 84, passed away July 22, 2003, at a local hospital. Preceded in death by his wife, Lois Williams. Survived by his daughter, Kathryn Williams; son, Harry Williams; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law; and grandson-in-law; sister, Mary Kindle; brother, Frank Williams; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Walter was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pueblo. The memorial service will be held 2:30 p.m. today at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle, with the Revs. Pat Hurley and Bob Mace officiating.

Williams, Weston Oliver
Weston Oliver Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2005 - Weston Oliver Williams, born Oct. 3, 1982, and died June 5, 2005. Beloved son of Cheryl Stevens and James Williams (deceased); stepfather, Brad Stevens. Preceded in death by grandfathers, Scott J. Graham and Sid Williams. Survived by sisters, Siobahn Katie Elizabeth Graham, Kathleen Adell Williams; brother, Torain Scott Graham; maternal grandparents, Avis Graham and Miguel Solano; paternal grandmother, Evelyn Williams; aunts and uncles, Cynthia and Dave Lewis, Scott and Jerrie Graham, Doug and Laurel Williams, Ronnie, Roger and Sandra Kay Graham; cousins, Shawna, Kevin, Dustin, Victoria, Cathy, Theresa, Billy and Sharon Cooley; great-uncles and -aunts, Bill and Betty Cooley and Genevieve Setters; and other numerous relatives. Wes attended South High School. He was an avid bowler and received many honors in this sport. He worked at Sunset Bowl and The Pueblo Chieftain. Wes was a very unselfish person and when he was out of money, he would give cans to the bums, even though he needed the money. He was a hard worker, and gave strength to his mother, Cheryl, for 22 years. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him, especially his grieved friends, Ivan Saiz, Ceriesa, Shay, Ed Rhodes, Cameron Hathaway, Jason and many more who mourn him. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2005, at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford, Pastor Tom Steranka officiating.

Williams, William S.
William S. "Bill" Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 2000 - Survived by son, Richard A (Sally) Williams, formerly of Pueblo; brother, Horace Williams; nephew, Jerry (Punky) Robbe; niece, Charlotte (Don) Garnet, great-niece Jane (Matt) Rhodes all of Pueblo; great-niece, Debi Robbe, Atlanta. Memorial Service Saturday, September 9, 2000, 1:00 p.m., Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand, with inurnment at church columbarium. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to St. Mary-Corwin Foundation, 1008 Minnequa Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81004 or to Alzheimer's Research.

Williams, Yvette Fay
Yvette Fay Williams - La Veta Signature - January 7, 1988 - Services Held for Long-time La Vetan - Funeral services were held Monday in La Veta for long-time resident Yvette Fay Williams, 91, who died in her home December 30, of an apparent heart attack. Miss Williams was known as an active and determined citizen, whose tireless energy was dedicated to the betterment of this community. She was born in Iowa in 1896, and spent 40 years teaching in the Omaha, Nebraska area. Miss Williams earned a BA from Columbia University in New York, and later a Masters in Education at Greely. After her retirement in 1958, she came to La Veta to live with her widowed mother, Luella Williams, who preceded her in death in 1963. A long-time member of the Spanish Peaks Garden Club, Miss Williams served on La Veta's first zoning committee and was instrumental in the establishment of the Park and Tree Board. At the Arbor Day celebration in La Veta last spring Miss Williams received a plaque honoring her for her years of effort spent working toward the beautification of the community. Remembered by friends as a determined lady who "got things done", Miss Williams was known for her generous, non-judgmental nature. She was also the first to receive the La Veta Chamber of Commerce "Woman of the Year" award. Miss Williams was a faithful practitioner of Christian Science. Surviving Miss Williams are her nephew, Clifford Williams of Pueblo, two nieces, Venna Fulfs, Pueblo, and Yvette Herschberger, Greensborough, N.C. , other relatives and many, many friends. Rev. Mark Anderson officiated during Monday's services and cremation followed.

Williams-Basgal, Geraldine Evelyn
Geraldine Evelyn Williams-Basgal - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 1999 - Charles Anthony Geraldine Evelyn Williams-Basgal, 66, beloved wife, mother and grandmother departed this life at her home in Pueblo on July 17, 1999. Gerry was born in Pueblo on March 30, 1933, and enjoyed much of her life here. She was preceded in death by her mother, Rita Marie Barr- father, Cecil McGee- sister, Irma Agee- brothers, Ed and Philip Martin- and faithful husband, Joseph "Cleve" Williams. The life she lived was one of hard work and service to her family and friends. Her memory is cherished by her surviving family, husband, Ray Basgal, Pueblo- daughters, Marie Harris, Denver, Paula (Don) McLimore, Kremmling, Anna (Jim) Olsen, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Lucille (Gary) Vaughan, Parshall, Colo.- sons, Michael (Melanie) Pannunzio-Williams and John (Dotti) Pannunzio, both of Pueblo- 19 grandchildren- five great-grandchildren- and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Her service will be held at her church of membership, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood, 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Williamson, C. Sam
C. Sam Williamson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2000 - C. Sam Williamson, 85, passed away Oct. 21, 2000. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Naomi; parents, Charles and Callie; brother, Paul; and sisters, Edith and Pauline. Survived by children, Elaine (Robert) Gosnell, Jack (Sue) Allen; and cousin, Melvin Roper. After 35 years as a dedicated mental health counselor, Sam retired from the Colorado State Hospital. Donations can be made on his behalf to The Dream Weavers Foundation, P.O. Box 212, Pueblo CO 81002. At his request, services will not be held.

Williamson, Helen Julia
Helen Julia Williamson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2006 - Helen Julia Williamson. Funeral services for long-time Cortez resident, Helen Julia Williamson, were held March 31, 2006 at the Ertel Memorial Chapel. Interment followed at Cortez Cemetery. She was the daughter of Stephen and Julia (Blezs) Beres, born August 23, 1926 in Lorain, Ohio and passed away March 28, 2006 at her home at age 79. First and foremost in Helen's life was her family. Whether it was special family fishing trips or homemade Christmas stockings, her family always knew just how special they were to her. Helen was very proud of the fact that she worked for the Montezuma County Assessors office for 27 years. She was also a longtime member of the Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her children, Kay (Robert) Parker, Coaldale, Colo., Ken (Bev) Williamson, Cortez; grandchildren Julie (Todd) Gavin, Matthew (Chrystal) Hammond, Heath (Charish) Hammond, Charles Williamson and Nick Williamson; five great-grandchildren, Kenzie and Trevis Gavin, Anajia and Portia Hammond and Owen Hammond; sisters, Vera Mae Brackin and Lillian Peitz, both of Pueblo, Colo. and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Joan (Mack) Larson of Denver, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, husband, Paul LaMont Williamson, and brother William Beres. Memorial contributions may be made in Helen's memory to Hospice of Montezuma. Services were under direction of Ertel Funeral Home.

Williamson, Nelle
Nelle Williamson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 1973 - Nelle Williamson, March 6, 1973, in a local nursing home after a long illness. Mother of Mrs. Arlen Luffy and Mrs. Betty Jane Smith, both deceased. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of several. Sister of John Bass, Sacramento, Calif.; Mrs. Elsie Endsley, Sunnyvale, Calif.; Mrs. Dora Luke, Rialto, Calif., and Mrs. Elizabeth Lacy, Lakeside, Calif. Aunt of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Luke, 1924 Arrowhead Lane, Topeka, Kan. Member of Calvary Baptist Church and Philathea Class. Born July 18, 1891, in Ulman, Mo. Pueblo resident since 1903. Retired practical nurse. Her husband, Fred Williamson, died in 1936. Services 3:30 p.m. Friday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Bernard Tuttle, officiating. To Mountain View.

Williamson, Roy
Roy Williamson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2005 - Roy Williamson, 89, went "home to be with the Lord," on Jan. 22, 2005, just hours shy of the birthday of his only child, "the light of my life," daughter, Elke. He is now reunited with the entire Williamson clan who preceded him in death; his dad, William; and mother, Alice May; brothers and sisters, Auto, Arlie, Elsie, Edith, Alfred and Kenneth Williamson. Roy passed on after a brief illness, just a few days short of his 90th birthday. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Hazel Koger Williamson; and his beloved daughter, E. Elke (Professor Robert J.) Pugel, of Pueblo. Roy was a World War II veteran, who proudly and courageously served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Campaign. Roy and Hazel met and married in Kansas before moving to Pueblo, where Roy worked for 30 years at the CF&I as a millwright in the Wire Mill. Roy was a vibrant, robust, active outdoorsman, who was extremely caring and helpful. He served as a trustee for the Fin and Feather Club for many years, and developed "Roy's Hidaway," a section of land near the lake which he created and cared for. Roy also was a trustee for the Steel City Eagles No. 3367 helping with his sidekick, Bob Gavin, to make the lodge a vibrant organization. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, the Moose Lodge and the NRA. He loved to work on his daughter's Pugel Ranch because it reminded him of his youth on the farm in Kansas. Roy will miss his hunting dogs, Red and Mike; and his good friends, Bob and Doris Gavin, Cathy and Ed Coe, Kevin, Jason, and Ryan, Carol and Dan Murphy, John and Dema Lipitz, Bob and Carol Hayes, Gene and Pat Golob, Bill Brockelman, Dave Martin, Theresa Akers, Yvonne Egley, Robin and Gary Scammon, Florence Chambers; and all his millwright friends from the wire mill, whom he got together with at least once a month for years. He will be missed by all of us who appreciated, admired, respected and loved him. Visitation, 4 to 6 p.m. today, funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Participating in the service will be the Steel City Eagles and the State Fraternal Order of Eagles Ritual Team for their long time member. Military honors will be provided by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team with the interment to take place at Imperial Memorial Gardens. There will be an Irish Wake for Roy at Bongirno's restaurant at 304 S. Victoria Ave., immediately following the graveside service. Please come and join us.

Williamson, Ruth
Ruth Williamson - Trinidad Times Independent - January 9, 2005 - Ruth Williamson called into her Lord and Master's presence on Jan. 6, 2006. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Mel L. Williamson, who owned Mel's Refrigeration Service, founded in 1936 and has served the community for 70 years. Ruth was a wonderful mother, grandmother, aunt, and resident mom and hostess to many friends from around the world over the 92 years of her life. She married Mel in Raton and lived in Trinidad for the past 62 years where the Church of God was her life and interest of service. She is survived by her daughter Helen Eppinger and husband Dave from Colorado Springs, sons; Mel T. Williamson and wife Dawn from Trinidad, Donald Williamson and wife Rachel from Littleton. Grandchildren include Felicia, Mel Brian, Jeff, Sharon and great grandchild Treton. We wish to express appreciation to Dr. McFarland and staff for their care and kindness over several years. Funeral service will be Friday, Jan. 13, 1 p.m., Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, Ruth would appreciate donations supporting Christian youth work and made to Camp Baldy, 607 E. 2nd St. Trinidad, Colo. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Willingham, Robert L.
Robert L. Willingham - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2000 - Robert L. Willingham, 78, formerly a resident of Pueblo, born Sept. 19, 1922, in Virginia to John and Bessie Willingham, passed away Sept. 25, 2000, in Colorado Springs. Survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Eva Willingham of Colorado Springs; daughter, Barbara (Daniel) Walker of Colorado Springs; grandsons, Matthew and Zachary Walker; brother, John (Marie) Willingham of Virginia; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was also Service Officer and Past Commander of the DAV, and lifetime member of Chapter 39. Robert was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be sadly missed. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following the services.

Willis, C. B. (Infant of)
Infant Willis - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1902 - Monday, July 21, 1902, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Willis. Funeral today at 10 a.m. from 1404 Routt Avenue.

Willis, Charles
Charles Willis – Dillon Blue Valley Times – August 9, 1912 – Trinidad, Colo. – Charles Willis, a ranchman, died suddenly. He was found dead in bed by his wife, and the coroner was notified.

Willis, Charles W.
Charles W. Willis - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 1998 - Charles W. Willis, age 63, of Holly, Colo., died Dec. 19, 1998. Funeral services, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at the Holly First Baptist Church. Burial in the Holly Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Tuesday. Memorial contributions to the Paralyzed Veterans Spinal Cord Research Foundation.

Willis, Eliza Cameron
Eliza Cameron Willis - Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – April 20, 1871 – Died on the Cucharas, Huerfano county, April 7th, 1871, after an illness of twenty-five days, Eliza Cameron, infant daughter of Robert B. and Mary M. Willis, aged five months and twenty days.  Kansas City papers please copy.

Willis, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Willis - Huerfano World - May 21, 1981 - Mrs. Elizabeth Willis, of La Veta, died shortly after midnight, Saturday, May 16, 1981, at Huerfano Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Willis had been ill for the past two years. A native of Huerfano County, she was born at Rouse August 17, 1914. She was reared in Huerfano County and graduated from Walsenburg High School. After graduation, she went to Adams State College at Alamosa and earned a teaching certificate. She later taught at Rouse and the Ritter School on Valley road. She married Harry Willis on August 24, 1938. She was a member of the La Veta chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, and for several years had been active in the Cowbelles and a Home Demonstration unit as well as other organizations. Besides her husband, Harry, she is survived by two daughters, Betty Kreutzer and Barbara Andreatta, La Veta and six grandchildren. Her father Asa Wilcox, preceded her in death in January. Graveside service was conducted by the Rev. Vic Johnson at 2 p.m., Monday at La Veta Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Willis, Eric
Eric Willis - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2005 - Eric Willis, 35, was born in Ogden, Utah He passed away August 11 in Pueblo where he was currently attending Pueblo Community College. Eric loved to spend time in the mountains. Eric is survived by his parents, Fred Leon Willis and Donna Ann Gordon, son Eric Michael Willis, brothers Scott Willis and Daniel Willis, aunts Janis Johnson and Michele Johnson, uncle Donald Gordon, and long-time companion, Leann Dixon. Gravesite services will be under the direction of Leavitt's Mortuary, Ogden, Utah. Final arrangements to be determined.

Willis, Harry
Harry Willis - Huerfano World - December 17, 1998 - Harry Dies - Prominent Huerfano Harry Willis, cattleman, realtor and former County Commissioner, died Dec. 13, 1998 in Walsenburg at the Care Center. Born July 6, 1914 in Aguilar, son of the late Fred and Mary Willis, he attended school at Aguilar and Hoehne until the ninth grade. Mr. Willis then held numerous jobs until purchasing a ranch on Highway 10, east of Walsenburg. He married Elizabeth Wilcox Aug. 21, 1938. She died in 1981. The couple purchased the Kincaid Ranch outside of La Veta and moved in 1951 where he remained a rancher. Mr. Willis was very active as a cattle-order buyer, County Commissioner and realtor. He and his wife owned and operated Harry's Steak House in La Veta for several years. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge, the Shriners', Colorado Cattlemen's Association, Huerfano Stockgrowers' Association, Agricultural Stabilization-Conservation Service and was a member of the Re-2 School Board. He was active in supporting the 4-H in the county and donated his arena and barns for the Fair for several years. Survivors include two daughters, Betty Kreutzer and Bobby Andreatta, both of La Veta; six grandchildren and eight great-grandsons. No viewing at his request. Cremation. Memorial funeral service Sunday, Dec. 20 at noon at the 4-H Barn in La Veta. Service by Christian Cowboys Fellowship. Luncheon following. Romero Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Page 2: Harry Willis died this week~ He could be kind and gentle and tell jokes a mile a minute. He could be mean and rough and tell you off in a second. Harry served his county well - or as well as he believed. After being a Commissioner he thought he could tell those in power what to do. He was of the old school and didn't give a damn what anyone thought of him or his holdings. He made the best margaritas in the world while running Harry's Steak House in La Veta with Elizabeth, but would never tell anyone his recipe. His spacious home in La Veta was always open to friends and strangers. He made many friends with locals and out-of-towners. He was never too timid to ask questions and often gave answers to those questions. La Veta honored him a few years back during their annual Spirit of the West Fest. Harry will be remembered as a man of "spirit" and he would pooh-pooh it.

Willis, John D.
John D. Willis - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 1986 - John D. Willis, 1408 Van Buren. Husband of Mrs. Mary A. Willis. Father of Harlan R. Willis and Karen L. (Danny) Billings of Pueblo. Also survived by two grandchildren, Amanda and Brandon Billings. Mr. Willis passed away unexpectedly Aug. 23, 1986. He was born in Canon City on July 31, 1921, and was preceded in death by his parents, "Harlan" Dick Willis in 1961 and Effie E. Willis in 1970. Mr. Willis was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. After his honorable discharge, he joined the family business, the Will Black Smith Shop in Canon City and then was employed by CF&I Steel Corp. as a welder until his retirement in 1979. Services will be at George McCarthy Historic Chapel Tuesday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Paul P. Mendrick will be officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 1615 Cypress.

Willis, Luther P. (Mrs.)
Mrs. Luther P. Willis - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 1902 - Friday, April 25, 1902, at her home, 1021 Eaton Avenue. Mrs. Luther P. Willis aged 23 years. Funeral announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 1902 - The funeral of Mrs. Luther Willis took place from the late home, 1021 Eaton Avenue. Rev. D. D. Forward conducted the service. The funeral of Mrs. Luther P. Willis who died on Friday last, occurred yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock from 1021 Eaton Avenue, and was very largely attended by friends of the deceased and the bereaved family, notwithstanding the fact that an error was made Sunday morning stating that the funeral of Mrs. Willis had occurred on Saturday. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. D. D. Forward, who paid a beautiful tribute to the Christian character and lovely womanhood of the deceased. The floral offerings were beautiful and numerous especially from the McCord-Bragdon Grocer company, the Pueblo fire department, Mr. and Mrs. George Jackson and other neighbors and friends, and the bereaved husband, father, and mother and brother, feel very grateful for the many kindnesses and courtesies shown them and their beloved one during her sickness and death. The pall-bearers were Sam McPherson, Walter Wiggins, Ford Mahar, H. W. Altman, H. W. Roberts and Theodore Nason. The interment was at Riverview. Transcribers note: Mrs. Luther P. Willis is the late Leah C. Willis.

Willis, Luther Peabody
Luther Peabody Willis - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 1942 - Luther Peabody Willis, at the home, 1126 East 7th, Saturday, May 30. Husband of Mrs. Mary I. Willis. Father of Mrs. Edith Baldwin and Clifford Willis of Denver; Havart Whiteman, Long Beach Calif.; Wesley R. Whiteman, U. S. Army, Tacoma, Wash. Member of Central Christian Church, Pueblo Lodge No. 17 A. F. & A. M. Southern Colorado Consistory No. 3, Al Kaly Temple and Nalt. Fire Chiefs Association.

Willis, Mary Ann
Mary Ann (Simonich) Willis - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2005 - Mary Ann (Simonich) Willis, 77, born Dec. 30, 1927, passed away April 12, 2005. She is survived by her loving family; son, Harlan (Judy) Willis; daughter, Karen Willis; sisters, Helen (Paul) Prijatel and Elsie (Fred) Griffith; and brother, Ed Simonich. Also survived by grandchildren, Amanda (Stan) Krol, Brandon and Ariann Billings, Twyla Shipler, Baylee and Caitlinn Willis; and several great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Katie Simonich; husband, John D. Willis; and sister, Matilda Hostetter. Mary's working life included the CF&I and School District 60. She also was a stay-at-home mom surrounded amid her loving children and grandchildren. She enjoyed passing on the family traditions to her family. Mary was a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 Ladies Auxiliary (FOE), the Bishop's Guild, and the Croatian Fraternal Lodge. She enjoyed swimming at the YMCA every Friday night. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Willis, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Willis - World Independent - February 5, 1946 - Mary Elizabeth Willis, a resident of the Rattlesnake Buttes community for the past several months, died in a Pueblo hospital this morning. She was a former resident of La Junta. She was born in Aguilar April 7, 1889, and died at the age of 56 years. She made her home with a son, Harry R. Willis, of Rattlesnake Buttes. Survivors include her husband Fred Guy Willis; three sons, Harry, Fred T. and John L. of La Veta. Funeral services will be Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the La Veta Baptist church with the Rev. J.H. Gerault officiating. Interment will be in the La Veta cemetery under the direction of the Unfug Peet mortuary.

Willis, R. B. (Mrs.)
Mrs. R. B. Willis - Huerfano World - January 9, 1992 - This Week in La Veta History -1893: Mrs. R.B. Willis, nee Mary Murray Francisco, a resident here, since 1864, died of pneumonia.

Willocks, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Willocks - Colorado Springs Gazette - July 4, 1989 - Mary Elizabeth Willocks, 6, died Thursday in Pueblo. Memorial services will be at noon Wednesday at the New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 5485 Alegre Drive, with the Rev. James McMearn and Dr. Al Green officiating. Mary was born Oct. 26, 1982, at Clark Air Force Base, Philippines. She was going into the second grade at Vine Street School in Bangor, Maine, and also attended the YMCA day-care center there. She is survived by her mother, Claudia J. Willocks of Bangor; her aunts, Lucinda Laliberte of Beal Air Force Base, California and Judith Knight of Widefield; her uncle, Lucien Willocks of Bangor; her grandparents, Judith and Lucien Willocks of Bangor; her great-grandparents, Mary Stanley of Brewer, Maine, and Ebenezer and Claudia Willocks of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department Diving Team, 909 Court St., Pueblo 81003. Colorado Springs Gazette - July 6, 1989 - Body of Drowning Victim, 6, Pulled From Pueblo Reservoir - A week-long search ended Wednesday when the body of a 6-year-old girl was pulled from Pueblo Reservoir. The body of Mary Elizabeth Willocks of Bangor, Maine, was found about 3:40 p.m. in 22 feet of water near the sailboard area on the north shore of the reservoir. Divers from the Westminster Fire Department found the girl after four passes with a dragnet, said Westminster Battalion Chief Bob Hamon. Mary had been presumed drowned since last Thursday, when the raft she was on capsized 50 feet from shore during a sudden storm. Her uncle, Gene Knight of Widefield, also drowned. Mary's aunt, Judy Knight, also was on the raft. She swam to shore in the choppy waters, but her 24-year-old husband, with Mary in his arms, disappeared no more than 25 feet from shore. Gene Knight's body was found last Friday. Memorial services for both were held Wednesday. Mary had been swimming for two years and had swam in the Caribbean in past summers, said her mother, Claudia Willocks. She was not wearing a life vest when she went out on the raft last Thursday.

Wills, Effie
Effie Wills – Summit County Journal – September 30, 1899 – Children Were Crushed – Distressing Collision on the D. & R. G. Near Canon City – Denver, Sept. 25. – A special to the Republican says: Six lives were snuffed out in a twinkling by the collision of a Judson excursion train with a fast freight, at Reno, four miles out of Canon City, on the Denver & Rio Grande railroad, at 4:08 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Two are fatally and eight more or less seriously injured. A misinterpretation of orders, or a blunder, the blame for which has not been fixed, is responsible for the catastrophe. The Judson excurision train, bound from Chicago to San Francisco, left Pueblo at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. This train consisted of an empty passenger coach and two tourist sleeping cars, both of which were filled with passengers, most of them bound for their homes in the West. The excursion train was drawn by a monster Mogul engine. At Florence orders were received to meet a fast freight train at Reno, four miles west of that place. An east-bound narrow gauge freight train received orders at Canon City to meet the excursion train at Reno. The siding was reached and passed by the freight which was gliding along down grade at a high rate of speed. The road winds through the tortuous Arkansas valley with many curves and turns. The excursion train was speeding along toward the siding under full head of steam. The passengers on the excursion train were admiring the beautiful scenery. Upon the platform of the forward sleeping car stood a group of children under the care of their elders. Simultaneous shrieks from two locomotives, the reversal of levers, a leap for life by two engineers and two firemen and then a crash. The two monster iron horses solidly interlocked marked the center of a heap of debris. Those killed are: Eva M. Walker, aged 12, Westford, Massachusetts; Eugenie B. Judkins, aged 12, Spokane, Washington; Addie F. Judkins, aged 10, Spokane, Washington; George H. Judkins, aged 6, Spokane, Washington; Merville Wills, aged about 10, son of Mrs. Effie Wills, who was fatally injured, Los Angeles, California; F. Salter, manager of the excursion, Boston. The anguish of parents bereaved of their children was distressing to see. So great was the force of the collision that the boiler of the big passenger engine formed a coat for that of the smaller engine. The day coach was jammed back into the middle sleeper nearly half its length, and cars loaded with ore are piled up in a mass of ruins. The tender of 574, the freight engine, lies across the track with one end resting on a box car. The disaster occurred on the identical spot where a similar though less serious collision happened last winter. The track passed under a high bluff, which forms one bank of the river.

Wills, Elsie M.
Elsie M. Wills - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 2005 - Elsie M. Wills, 69, of Pueblo passed away Aug. 2, 2005. At her request, no services will be held.

Wills, Lee R.
Lee R. Wills - Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 2004 - Lee R. Wills passed away on May 2, 2004, after a lengthy battle with diabetes. He was born in Oklahoma City Okla. on Oct. 13, 1930 to W. A. and Jennette Robinson Wills. The Wills family moved to Pueblo, Colo. in 1939. Lee attended Centennial High School in Pueblo and graduated from Staunton Military Academy in Staunton, VA. In 1948, he entered the University of Colorado. His education was put on hold for service in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Lee graduated from the University of Colorado Law School in 1956, and returned to Pueblo to begin his legal career with classmate and partner Jerry Smith. In 1959, he joined the firm of Phelps, Fonda and Hayes where he began a specialization in the area of insurance defense. In 1968, Lee moved his law practice to Colorado Springs as a partner in the firm of Rector, Kane, Donley and Wills. Lee opened The Wills Law Firm in 1983 where he was later joined in the practice by his son, Drew, until his retirement in 2000. Lee Wills fashioned himself a "country trial lawyer" but was well known for his dry wit, professionalism, high ethical standards, decorum and ability in the courtroom. He was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1977, and served several years on the state committee and as state chairman. Lee was a lifetime fellow of the American College. He was an active member of the U. S. District Court for the 10th Circuit Bar Association and served 5 years as a member of the U.S. District Court Committee on Conduct. Lee was a loyal friend of University of Colorado School of Law where he served 6 years as a member and chair of the Alumni Board. He was awarded the Outstanding Practitioner Medal by the University of Colorado School of Law in 1990. Lee provided service to his community in many ways but was most dedicated to Grace Episcopal Church where he served on the vestry for many years and was Chancellor at the time of his death. He was a member of the Cheyenne Mountain Country Club and the Kissing Camels Golf Club. Lee was devoted to his family and is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Lawson Wills and four sons, John G. and his wife Patti of Naperville, Ill., H. Lawson, his wife Sheila, of Aspen Colo., Wm. Andrew ("Drew"), his wife Jeannie, of Colorado Springs and C. Price, his wife Diane, of Bozeman, Mont.; as well as 11 grandchildren. Lee is also survived by his brother, W.A. Wills, Jr. of Colorado Springs. He was preceded in death by a brother Charles R. Wills. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2004 at Grace Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs, CO. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, Pikes Peak Hospice, or The El Paso County Bar Foundation.

Wills, Merville
Merville Wills – Summit County Journal – September 30, 1899 – Children Were Crushed – Distressing Collision on the D. & R. G. Near Canon City – Denver, Sept. 25. – A special to the Republican says: Six lives were snuffed out in a twinkling by the collision of a Judson excursion train with a fast freight, at Reno, four miles out of Canon City, on the Denver & Rio Grande railroad, at 4:08 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Two are fatally and eight more or less seriously injured. A misinterpretation of orders, or a blunder, the blame for which has not been fixed, is responsible for the catastrophe. The Judson excurision train, bound from Chicago to San Francisco, left Pueblo at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. This train consisted of an empty passenger coach and two tourist sleeping cars, both of which were filled with passengers, most of them bound for their homes in the West. The excursion train was drawn by a monster Mogul engine. At Florence orders were received to meet a fast freight train at Reno, four miles west of that place. An east-bound narrow gauge freight train received orders at Canon City to meet the excursion train at Reno. The siding was reached and passed by the freight which was gliding along down grade at a high rate of speed. The road winds through the tortuous Arkansas valley with many curves and turns. The excursion train was speeding along toward the siding under full head of steam. The passengers on the excursion train were admiring the beautiful scenery. Upon the platform of the forward sleeping car stood a group of children under the care of their elders. Simultaneous shrieks from two locomotives, the reversal of levers, a leap for life by two engineers and two firemen and then a crash. The two monster iron horses solidly interlocked marked the center of a heap of debris. Those killed are: Eva M. Walker, aged 12, Westford, Massachusetts; Eugenie B. Judkins, aged 12, Spokane, Washington; Addie F. Judkins, aged 10, Spokane, Washington; George H. Judkins, aged 6, Spokane, Washington; Merville Wills, aged about 10, son of Mrs. Effie Wills, who was fatally injured, Los Angeles, California; F. Salter, manager of the excursion, Boston. The anguish of parents bereaved of their children was distressing to see. So great was the force of the collision that the boiler of the big passenger engine formed a coat for that of the smaller engine. The day coach was jammed back into the middle sleeper nearly half its length, and cars loaded with ore are piled up in a mass of ruins. The tender of 574, the freight engine, lies across the track with one end resting on a box car. The disaster occurred on the identical spot where a similar though less serious collision happened last winter. The track passed under a high bluff, which forms one bank of the river.

Wills, Valerie Jo
Valerie Jo (Kraus) Wills - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2003 - Valerie Jo (Kraus) Wills, 41, affectionately known as "Jo" passed away Oct. 10, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born on April 1, 1962, in Rocky Ford, Colo., the daughter of J.A. (Jake) and Wyoma Selby Kraus. She was united in marriage to Clifford F. Wills Jr. on Dec. 4, 1981. Preceded in death by her grandparents; and mother-in-law, Doris Ann Wills. She is survived by her loving husband of 21 years, Clifford F. Wills Jr. of Pueblo West, Colo.; her parents, Jake and Wyoma Kraus; sisters, Donna J. Zieger and Peggy S. (Perry) Powell; brothers, George W. Kraus and Kenneth W. (Gayle) Kraus; father-in-law, Clifford F. (Jeannie) Wills Sr.; brothers-in-law, Jim (Brenda) Wills and Michael (Carrie) Wills; and sister-in-law, Michelle Heaton. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was a member of Pueblo Christian Center. She was currently employed as a mobile notary/signing agent and had previously been employed at G&H Glass and Walden Books. She loved the color purple and enjoyed Betty Boop and Garfield collectables, scrapbooking, reading and watching the Packers and the Broncos. She had a passion for life and had a generous heart. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at the Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Blvd. in Pueblo, Colo. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Fowler Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Pueblo Christian Center, Alzheimer's Association or the Cancer Society.

Willson, Della Louise
Della Louise Willson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1999 - Della Louise Willson, 70, of Pueblo passed away Feb. 21, 1999. Survived by husband of 48 years, Howard- children, Steve Willson and Pete (Karen) Willson- granddaughters, Samantha and Sarah Willson- brother, Pete (Bernice) DelDuco- and several other relatives. Della worked as a meat wrapper at Safeway for over 16 years and was an avid bowler. She also loved to play the lottery and her trips to Cripple Creek. , 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Willson, M. Jo Ann
M. Jo Ann Willson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 1999 - M. Jo Ann Willson passed away March 20, 1999. She was born April 22, 1937, in Hennessey, Okla., on the Dover Route. She came to Pueblo in the 1950s. While raising six children, Jo Ann earned a degree in mental health at U.S.C. in Pueblo, going on to work at Spanish Peaks Mental Health Center and later at the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her children, George and Sherry Hawley of Kansas, Andy (Jami) Hawley of Denver, Jeff (Trudy)and Kevin Pacheco and Jes, Peggy, Rena Willson of Pueblo- 10 grandchildren-one great-granddaughter- a brother- two sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no viewing or services. In lieu of gifts or flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice either directly or through the mortuary.

Willyard, Carol Sue
Carol Sue Willyard - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 2002 - Carol Sue Willyard, 48, passed away Sept. 19, 2002, after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. Carol Sue was a devoted wife for 22 years, and a loving mother for 18 years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Alice E. and William G. Strong. Carol Sue is survived by her husband, Allen E. Willyard; sons, Clayton A. and Jay V. Willyard; brother, William P. (Cindy) Strong; mother- and father-in-law, Daniel A. and Louise K. Willyard; brother-in law, Daniel A. (Cindy) Willyard; nephew, Daniel S. Willyard; and nieces, Cassandra J. Willyard, Heather (Dan) Winter and Christine Strong. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made in Carol Sue's name to the Susan Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer through the funeral home.

Wilmore, Betty Jean
Betty Jean Wilmore - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - July 16, 1987 - Betty Jean Wilmore, 61, of Colorado Springs died at home Saturday. She was a homemaker. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mountain View Cemetery, Acero and Northern Avenues, Pueblo. Davis Wallin Funeral Home, 128 Broadway, Pueblo, is handling arrangements. Mrs. Wilmore was born Oct. 1, 1925, in Woodward, Okla., to Joyce and Mae L. (Maxwell) Blackwell. She lived in Colorado Springs many years. Mrs. Wilmore is survived by two sons, Leonard Gardner of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Guy of Colorado Springs.

Wilshire, Edith May
Edith May Wilshire - Pueblo Chieftain - April 3, 1987 - Edith May Wilshire, late of Pueblo, died Tuesday, March 31, 1987, at a local nursing home. Survived by foster daughter, Pearl Shanks, Modesto, Calif.; niece, Alice Wyrick, and nephew, Gerald Deitz, both of Waukegan, Ill. Born Dec. 11, 1893, in Minnesota. Preceded in death by husband, Jess, June 9, 1973. At her request, no services. Cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium.

Wilson, Adele D.
Adele D. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2002 - Age 96, passed away Jan. 12, 2002. Mrs. Wilson is preceded in death by her husband, Jo G. Wilson. She is survived by her son, James C. (Phyllis) Wilson; grandchildren, Charles of Portland, Ore.; Matthew (Jennifer), Aurora; Andrew, Boise, Idaho; Jennifer, Aurora; Meredith (Capt. Scott) Lanis, Columbus AFB, Mississippi; and Alexander (Keri) of Pueblo West. Also survived by seven great-grandchildren; niece, Carol Van Hook, Belleville, Ill.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with rosary, 7 p.m., George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Burial will take place in Belleville, Ill.

Wilson, Alice Dolores
Alice Dolores Wilson "Aunt Dee" and "Me-Me" - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2000 - Alice Dolores Wilson "Aunt Dee" and "Me-Me" July 12, 1929---Feb. 13, 2000. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 28 years, Daniel Wilson; by parents, John William and Alice Garrard, by sisters, Violet, Rose, Jewel and Dovey. Devoted mother to son, Danny Eugene (Brenda) Wilson; daughter, Carolyn Joyce (Bert) Kittle, Pueblo. Loving grandmother "Me-Me" to Diana (Greg) Quintana, Deliteful (Ray) Quintana, Dusty Kittle, David Kittle, April Wilson, Mary Wilson, Robin (James) Owens, John Paige, Joslyn Paige, Pueblo. Also survived by 12 great-grandchildren, Cassandra, Royce, Tyler, Wayne, Dakota, Montana, Augustas Quintana, Chris McLellan, Raven, Dakota, Savanna Kittle, Dana Huff, Pueblo. Dolores "Dee" was the beloved and treasured sister of John Kennedy (Rosemary) Garrard of Linconville, Kan., and Lillian (Horner) Cothern of Las Cruces, N.M.; sister-in-law to Louise (Wilson) West of Bellevue, Wash.; and brother-in-law, Edward Williams of Marion, Kan. Aunt "Dee" was also loved by numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation. Memorial service, 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, Leo Derrera of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, officiating, 2203 E. 13th., Pueblo.

Wilson, Alice M.
Alice M. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 1986 - Alice M. Wilson, July 3, 1986. Wife of Edwin E. Wilson, who passed away in December 1966. Mother of Maxine (Ray) Jones, Lima, Peru; Florence (Richard) Trevithick, Penrose; Enid (Charles) Thomas, Pueblo; and Lois (Dan) Monett, Pueblo. Grandmother of eight; great-grandmother of 13. Sister of Frances Kelly, Ashville, N.C., and Ethel Lowell, Denver. Predeceased by sister, Gladys Perry. Member of Park Hill Baptist Church. Service, 2 p.m. Monday, Park Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Rick Monett and Rev. Douglas Trevithick. Interment, Imperial.

Wilson, Annie
Annie Wilson - World Independent – February 5, 1940 - Pioneer Woman Dies at Age 102 - A resident of Huerfano County for the past 65 years, Annie Wilson, who expired Saturday at the age of 102, was buried today near her home at Malachite, where she had spent the greater portion of her life. Mrs. Wilson was one of the early settlers of Southern Colorado, coming here in the days of Indian warfare. Prior to her death she often related tales of how Indians attempted to ride horses into her home, and told about the warriors attempt to kidnap her and her sister. She was born March 15, 1838 in Missouri, moving to Malachite above Gardner, in 1875. She is survived by two sons, Ed and Robert of Red Wing, and two daughters, Mrs. A. A. Campbell of La Veta and Mrs. Bruce Tirey of Malachite. Funeral services were held at the Gardner Methodist Church and were in care of the Unfug-Peet mortuary. Shelby County Herald - February 1940 - Shelby County, Missouri - Former Resident Dies At The Age of 102 - Funeral services were held in Gardner, Colorado two weeks ago for Mrs. Anna Wilson, 102 year old former resident of this county. She died February 03, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bruce Tirey. Born in Kentucky she was married when she was 22 years old to John A. Wilson in this state. Shortly after their marriage Mr. Wilson was called to serve in the Civil War, during which time she endured many hardships. In 1871 Mr. and Mrs. Wilson and their four children left their home north of Burksville to go to Colorado. They traveled by wagon from Pueblo to Huerfano County and settled on a ranch and lived there. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson had many encounters with the Indians and on several occasions the Indians attempted to kidnap their children. Mrs. Wilson learned the art of spinning and weaving in her early days and her children treasure blankets and spreads made by their mother. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson were noted for their hospitality and many early-day travelers found their ranch a haven of rest. A daughter Julia W., died in Shelby County in 1871 and was buried at the Looney Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery; Mr. Wilson died April 12, 1910 and a son died in Colorado also.

Wilson, Babe
Babe Wilson - Huerfano World - January 17, 2008 - Babe Wilson, age 89, passed away Sunday morning 13 January with his wife and family by his side. Born Feb. 21, 1918 in Oak Valley, KS to (parents). He leaves behind to cherish his memories and tell his stories, his beloved wife, Mary C. Wilson whom he married on Jan. 21, 1972; along with his children, Tim (Mickey) Wilson, AZ; Ron (Polly) Newman, VA; Peggy Tabor, Denver; Cindy (Marvin) Simoneau., TX; and his step-children, Cathy Wells, Boone; Kaye (Dennis) McKenna, Pueblo; Nancy (Nick) Brown, NE; Bair (Terry) Wells, Boone. Babe enjoyed sharing his life with his grandchildren, Chris Wilson, Luke and Jake Newman, Billy Tabor, Kurt and Leanna Brown, Hank, Clint and Chopper Brown, Andy, Amy and Adam McKenna, Blair Jr., Jarred, Kallie, Eric, Jamie and Michele Wells. He also had numerous great-grandchildren. Babe's sister, Ethel Henrie of Rocky Ford, also remains to cherish his memories. Babe's interests include music, bowling, music, rodeo, music, ranching and music. He worshiped the Lord at the Country Bible Church at White Rock where his music still echoes in the hearts of those who attend. Babe loved horses. Among his favorites were Moon, Shorty, Snake and Banjo, He has had numerous jobs, where he always enjoyed his work; and everything he did, he did well. He loved everyone he met and was loved by all who had the pleasure to know him. He loved his wife, family and the Lord. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Fowler, CO. Johnson-Romero Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Country Bible Church at White Rock or Fowler Health Care Center Alzheimer's unit.

Wilson, Bette L.
Bette L. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 1987 - Bette L. Wilson passed away in Denver on Monday, Aug. 10, 1987. Survived by her husband, Bob Wilson of the family home; mother, Mrs. Lurlene Todd, La Junta; children, Steve (Paula) Wilson and Sherry (Gary) Gaede, both of Denver; brother, Gordon (Maxine) Todd, Denver; grandchildren, Jennelle Wilson, Jeffrey and Jason Gaede. Born June 3, 1925, in Casper, Wyo., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident, having taught second grade at Beulah Heights Elementary School for 21 years. Member of First Presbyterian Church; Chapter DU, PEG; Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority; life member of the National, Colorado and Pueblo Education Associations. Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court Streets, with the Rev. Chris Keating officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may contribute to Beulah Heights School Education Fund in memory of Bette Wilson through the funeral home office.

Wilson, Betty J.
Betty J. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2000 - Betty J. Wilson passed away Jan. 22, 2000, at her residence. She retired as a cook from Patty's Restaurant in 1992. Preceded in death by her husband, Don. She is survived by her children, William Don Wilson, Gerald (Renatta) Wilson, Tamar (Ed) Lathrop, Terry Wilson, Jack (Jeanine) Wilson, Theron Wilson, Bryon (Kathy) Wilson and Steven (Tammy) Wilson. Also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. For service information, contact Bryon Wilson at (719) 543-1713. Contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81003, or the American Cancer Society, 720 N. Main, #418, Pueblo, Colo., 81003.

Wilson, C. E.
C. E. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1981 - C. E. "Gene" Wilson, Walsenburg, and formerly of La Veta, passed away August 2, 1981, at the Huerfano Hospital. Husband of Mrs. Helen C. Wilson and father of Harold E. Wilson, Pueblo, Lloyd E. Wilson, Deming, NM, Mrs. George (Mildred) McLachlan, Alamosa, and Mrs. Thomas (Gladys) Kmeta, La Veta. Survived also by four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Private graveside service, La Veta Cemetery.

Wilson, Charlie
Charlie Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2006 - Charlie Wilson, 69, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord on May 29, 2006. Born Dec. 12, 1936, in Rocky Ford. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Lupe Wilson; daughters, May and Diane Wilson; brother, Thomas Jr.; and parents, Thomas Sr. and Barbara Wilson. He is survived by his loving sons, Charlie (Shannon) Wilson Jr., Leonard (Monica) Wilson, Danny (Annie) Wilson, David (Angie) Wilson, Danny Lee (Rosemary) Wilson and Thomas (Janelle) Wilson; his loving daughter, Julie (Leon Griego) Wilson; brothers, John (Sue) Wilson, Joe (Diane) Wilson Sr., Frank Wilson and Octavio (Toni) Wilson Sr.; sisters, Beatrice (Raymond) Ornales, Sadie Wilson, Sara (Lee) Herrera, O'Delia (Abraham) Re‹l, Mary (Joe) Gallegos; 31 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend, Anne Wilson-Cabello. Charlie loved being a family man, playing his guitar and we can't forget his love for the Denver Broncos. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. today with vigil service to follow at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Saturday; all at Romero Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after burial. Donations and flowers may be received at 1213 E. Third.

Wilson, Clyde Jetty
Clyde Jetty Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 1999 - Clyde Jetty Wilson, 84, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away Sept. 3, 1999, following a lengthy illness. A Pueblo resident since 1925, Mr. Wilson was born Oct. 11, 1914, in Morley, Colo. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Retired from U.S. Postal Service and was a trustee at First AME Church. Mr. Wilson was a good friend to many in the community. He was always willing to help in plumbing, repairing, painting or whatever he could to help his fellow being. He also enjoyed all types of sporting events, and watching his grandchildren compete. Preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Delia "Grandma D" Wilson- brothers, Clarence, James, Earl, Eugene "Petty," Samuel, David "Alex" and Soney Wilson- a sister, Minnie Crimes. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Clara Mae Wilson- children, Clyde C. (Gayle) Wilson, Henrietta L. (Grover) Betts, George E. Wilson, Donald S. Wilson, Charles E. Wilson, Sidney O. (Nancy) Wilson, Clarice E. Anderson, Sandra K. Wilson- siblings, Leonard (Vivian) Wilson, Gladys Bond, Thelma Gammage, Earlene (Fred) Chenault, Emma Smith- 31 grandchildren- 26 great-grandchildren- numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, First AME Church, Rev. A. Charles Langston officiating. Full military honors at graveside at Imperial Memorial Gardens by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at the home.

Wilson, Code E.
Code E. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 06, 1998 - Code E. Wilson, 57, passed away Dec. 5, 1998. Survived by his wife of 30 years, Peggy Wilson, of the family home- children, Chanda (Brian) Chatham and Jason Wilson- and grandson, Alexander Chatham, all of Pueblo- aunts, Deanie Hall of Kansas and Marie- and cousin, Janet (Delbert) Bowen of Grand Junction, Colo. Also survived by his parents-in-law, Soon and Sui Fong of Pueblo- brothers-in-law, Arthur (Christine) Fong of Vancouver, Wash., Dean Fong of Denver and Luke Fong of Pueblo- niece, Heather Fong of Vancouver, Wash.- the Chatham and Harper families- and his favorite dog, Banjo." Born March 10, 1941, in Lamar, Colo. Code retired in 1996 as a psychiatric technician at the Colorado State Hospital after 33 years of service. He enjoyed sports. He was a former member of the La Junta Jaycees and was involved in state youth wrestling tournaments. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. John Ross officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Mountain View Garden Columbarium. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society through the funeral home office.

Wilson, Corinne Spath
Corinne Spath Wilson - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 2, 2003 - Mrs. Corinne (Spath) Wilson, 70, of Battle Creek, MI., died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at her daughter's home in Battle Creek. She was born September 19, 1932 in Pueblo, CO., the daughter of Harold and Mildred Spath. She was the head of the physical therapy department at the Beth Israel Hospital in Denver for many years, and participated on Governor Lam's Health Council. She is survived by daughter, Tracy Lee of Battle Creek; son Cristopher Dean Wilson of Silverthorne, CO.; three grandchildren; and brother, Nick Spath of Colorado Springs. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Charles Spath. She loved the mountains of Colorado. Cremation has taken place, and her ashes will be returned to Colorado. Memorial contributions may be made to Lifespan - Good Samaritan Hospice Care. Arrangements by Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, (269) 965-5145. Bachman Hebble Funeral Service 223 North Bedford Road Battle Creek, MI.

Wilson, Dale
Dale "Bud" Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2006 - Dale "Bud" Wilson. Memorial service, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Caring Plus Home Health, 4602 N. Elizabeth St., Suite 140.

Wilson, David F.
David F. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2002 - Age 82, passed away Jan. 31, 2002. Born July 30, 1919, in Oklahoma. Preceded in death by his wife, Willa Dean Wilson; daughter, Brenda Joy Tilley; and brothers and sisters. Survived by his children, Garret Wilson of Denver, Beverly (Ralph) Trani of Pueblo and Deborah (Tom) Barr of Fowler; grandchildren, Lisa, Shane, Cody, Travis, Brett and Jeff; and great-grandchildren, Brandi, Trevor, Tucker, Molly and Amelia. David served in the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving several commendations, including two Purple Hearts. David retired from the CF&I, Wire Mill Shipping. He was a member of the DAV, American Legion and Eagles. At his request there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery and Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at Mesa Christian Fellowship Church, 28726 Highway 50 East, with Pastor Rick Maestas officiating. Family will receive friends after the service in the church hall, followed by military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment at 1 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery.

Wilson, Delia Etta
Delia Etta Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 1987 - Delia Etta Wilson, 2610 Prairie Ave., departed this life Dec. 15, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. "Grandma D" as she was affectionally known, was born Feb. 9, 1894, in Denver. Preceded in death by husband Samuel Wilson, and five children, Clarence, James, Earl, Eugene "Petie" Wilson, and Minnie Crimes. Survived by her children, David (Jane) Wilson, Clyde (Clara Mae) Wilson, Emma (Willie) Smith, Leonard (Vivian) Wilson, all of Pueblo; Samuel (Fleta) Wilson, Richmond, Calif., Gladys Bond, New Jersey, Soney (Barbara) Wilson, Los Angeles, Calif., Earlenea (Fred) Chenault, Lawton, Okla., Joe (Ada) Harris, Roy (Dorothy) Davis, all of Pueblo; 53 grandchildren; 108 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Funeral service, noon Friday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Pastor Ruben Roundtree and Rev. F. L. Chandler officiating. Interment, Union Highland Cemetery, Florence. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arthritis Foundation. Family will receive friends at 2620 Prairie.

Wilson, Don
Don Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 1999 - Don Wilson passed away Dec. 2, 1999, at his residence. He served in the 82nd Airborne in World War II and was a founder of the Great Dane Club of Denver. He is survived by his wife, Betty Wilson; children, William Don Wilson, Gerald Wilson, Terry Wilson, Tamar Lathrop, Jack Wilson, Theron Wilson, Bryon Wilson and Steven Wilson; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At his request there will be no services. Contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81003, or the American Cancer Society, 720 N. Main No. 418, Pueblo, Colo., 81003.

Wilson, Donald E.
Donald E. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2006 - Donald E. Wilson, 77, of Pueblo, passed away on Jan. 21, 2006. He was born in Atwood, Kan. on Feb. 12, 1928. He is survived by his son, Eugene (Kay) Wilson of Northglenn, Colo., 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Don is also survived by his former wife, Helen Wilson, of Pueblo, and special friends Doug and Marybeth Ward of Buena Vista, Colo. Don served in the Navy, both WW II and Korean War. Retired from the Colorado and Wyoming Railway at C.F.& I. Steel in Pueblo, as a Railroad Engineer. His cremains will be spread on the bank of the Arkansas River, near Buena Vista, on the Ward property sometime this summer. Services by American Legion Post 55 of which he was a member. A notice will be posted in the Pueblo newspaper. A sincere "thanks" should go to the staff at Extended Health Care for taking good care of him. Oakcrest Funeral Services, Corwith, Iowa in charge of arrangements. www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com

Wilson, Dorothy E.
Dorothy E. Wilson – Albuquerque Journal – August 3, 1999 - Dorothy E. Wilson, 68, a resident of Albuquerque since 1947, died Sunday, August 1, 1999. She is survived by her brothers, Donald E. Wilson of Albuquerque and James L. Wilson of Tyrone, GA; cousins, Edith Carrol of Cokedale, CO, Ernest Malovich and Elsie Beasley, both of Littleton, CO; sister-in-law, Carrie Malovich of Green Valley, AZ; nephew, Michael Wilson of Albuquerque; and niece, Catherine Bynon of Rio Rancho. Miss Wilson was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church. Rosary will be recited Monday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 4020 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Father Francis X. Eggert, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Donald E. Wilson, James L. Wilson, Michael L. Wilson and Thomas A. Bynon. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.

Wilson, Earl G.
Earl G. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 2004 - Earl G. Wilson passed away May 1, 2004, in Pueblo. Earl was born March 29, 1928, in Pueblo, to Emery A. Wilson and Lida E. Coleman Wilson, and was a lifelong resident. Earl worked at the CF&I Steel Mill in the 14-inch mill and then in the Bar Mill for many years before retiring in 1982. He loved the great outdoors. He loved fishing and camping. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army in the 2nd Armored Division. Earl loved his family and was a friend to all. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Clarence and John, and twin baby brothers; his brother-in-law, Andrew Jamieson; as well as a son-in-law, Brian Dowdy. His survivors include his wife, Corinne M. Wilson; children, Glenda (Wayne) Lewis of Pueblo, Gail (Pavel) Kozhevnikov of Colorado Springs, Carol Dowdy of Cheyenne, Wyo., Joyce (Steve) Bigner of Pueblo, and David Wilson of Pueblo; his grandchildren, Kimberly and Eric Lewis, Brandon Wilson, Bonnie Wilson, Yelena (David) Olacsi and Roman Kozhevnikov; his brother, Fred L. (Elsie) Wilson and Myra; sister- and brother-in-law, Walt and Ellen Bassett; sister-in-law, Joyce Jamieson; as well as several nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2004, in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery with military honors provided by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Wilson, Edythe L.
Edythe L. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 03, 1998 - Edythe L. Wilson, 92, passed away on Feb. 1, 1998. She is survived by her daughter, Frances M. (William) Rains- her sister, Evelyn L. (Melvin) Dykes of Rye- granddaughter, Barbara A. (Steve) Farmer of Midlothian, Va. - grandson, David W. (Bonnie) Rains of Medina, Ohio- five great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Alfred L. Wilson- her sister, Pauline L. (Whitney) Warden- and her grandson, Richard L. Rains. Born to Nellie C. (nee Rusk) and Hamilton T. Ashley on Aug. 31, 1905, in Rye, Colo. Edythe and her husband, Alfred (Willie) built the Wilson Hotel in Rye in the early 1930s and operated it as a hotel and restaurant for more than 30 years until they retired and moved to Pueblo. While living in Rye, Edythe was an active member of the Rye Home Church and Rye Women's Club. After moving to Pueblo, she became a member of the First Methodist Church. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Public visitation at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the services. In lieu of food or flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

Wilson, Ellene Elizabeth
Ellene Elizabeth Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 1986 - Ellene Elizabeth Wilson, 20 Scotland Rd, Aug. 6, 1986. Wife of Daniel H. Wilson, Pueblo. Mother of Rosemary (Leon) Paine, Paola, Kan; Alice Bollinger, Pueblo; Danny Wilson, Paola, Kan.; sister of Evalina Hammond, Kansas; grandmother of seven, great-grandmother of two. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 26, 1986. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, Saturday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Wilson, Elwood A.
Elwood A. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1987 - Elwood A. Wilson, 83, passed away Feb. 13, 1987. Mr. is survived by his wife, Belvie Wilson; five children, Beulah (Bill) Markus of Pueblo, John (Patricia) Wilson of Salida, Betty (Garth) Runnells, David (Veleta) Wilson, Claudia Lewis, all of Pueblo; 24 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He is survived also by two sisters, Ethel DeMarcus, Doris Hipp; numerous nieces and nephews, and numerous friends. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters; great-grandson, Timothy; Markus in 1981; granddaughter, Cindy Lewis in 1980, and son-in-law, Carl Lewis in 1986. He was born on Feb. 1, 1904, in Canon City, was a farmer in Olney Springs until his retirement in 1976, and resided in Pueblo for the past 10 years. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 17, 1987. Visitation hours from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, 1987, and from 9 a.m. until noon Monday, Feb. 16, 1987 at Imperial Funeral Home. Service at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1987 at Park Hill Baptist Church. Interment, Mt. Olivet, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment. Contributions may be made to Parkhill Christian Academy through the funeral home office.

Wilson, Eugene
Eugene Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1987 - Eugene Wilson, 2548 S. Ouray Way, Aurora, departed this life Jan. 9, 1987, in Denver. A former Pueblo resident, "Pedie," as he was known to his family and friends, was born June 17, 1933, in Hardscrabble. He graduated from Central High School in 1951, served in the U.S. Air Force, and was a retired civil service employee in Nashville, Tenn., before returning to Pueblo in 1977. He married the former Johnnie Heard, March 4, 1976, in Nashville. "Pedie" was an avid sportsman who loved his Denver Broncos. He also enjoyed fishing, bowling, and shooting billiard pool. Preceded in death by his father, Sam Wilson, January 1955, a sister Minnie Crimes, March 1945, and a brother, Earl Wilson, September 1976. He leaves to celebrate his life his wife, Johnnie M. Wilson, Denver; five sons, Royce W. Carter, Keenan L. Wilson, Keith E. Wilson, Korey M. Wilson, all of Denver, Eugene L. Wilson, Nashville, Tenn.; his mother, Delia Wilson, Pueblo; brothers and sisters, David (Jane) Wilson, Clyde (Clara Mae) Wilson, Leonard (Vivian) Wilson, Emma (Willie) Smith, all of Pueblo, Sammy (Fleta) Wilson, Richmond, Calif., Soney (Barbara) Wilson, Los Angeles, Calif., Gladys Bond, Atlantic City, N.J., Thelma Gammage, Pacoima, Calif., Earlene (Fred) Chenalt, Lawton, Okla.; mother-in-law, Alma Heard, Brownville, Tenn.; brother and sister-in-laws, Rosetta (Cornell) Lambert, Minnie Lassai, Willie (Doris) Reed, all of Chicago, Ill., Beulah (Cecil) Currie, Virgie Hood, both of Decatur, Ill., Euvie Heard, Leroy (Eskimo) Heard, both of Nashville, Tenn.; three grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rev. F.L. Chandler, officiating. Interment and military honors at graveside. Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 2610 S. Prairie.

Wilson, Evahnell
Evahnell Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2005 - Evahnell Wilson passed away April 26, 2005, in Pueblo. She was born June 19, 1925, in Pueblo, to Roy and Lena Bloomer, and has been a lifelong resident. Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert W. Wilson; son, Robert; brother, James Bloomer; and sisters, Lucille "Dee Dee" and Leona. Her survivors include her sister, Iona (Rich) Toland of Littleton; sister-in-law, Ruth Bloomer of Pueblo; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2005, in the Imperial Cemetery, with Pastor Donald Toland as officiant.

Wilson, Fleta
Fleta Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2004 - Fleta Wilson , 78, passed away Sept. 14, 2004 after a lengthy illness. She is preceded in death by her husband Samual J. Wilson and her mother Johnnie Austin. She is survived by 8 children: Clyde (Shirley) Wilson, Shirley Wilson, Fleta (Charles) York, Joseph (Tayna) Wilson, Wayne (Denise) Wilson, John Wilson, Katherine (Ron) Coleman and Lyn (Gloria) Wilson. She is also survived by brothers and sisters: Patricia Ballard, Yvonne Broadus, Juanita Conley and Bernard, James and Dwayne Peterson. Fleta will be sadly missed by a great host of family and friends. Services will be Sat., Sept. 18 at 2pm at Imperial Memorial. Viewing Fri., Sept. 17, 10am- 5pm. For more information: 564-3268 or 406-3922.

Wilson, Gabriel Allen
Gabriel Allen Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2002 - Gabriel Allen Wilson, 16, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 18, 2002. Born on Dec. 4, 1985, in Kirksville, Mo. Survived by parents, Dr. Christopher and Dianna Wilson, Pueblo; sister, Luvisa Lorraine Julyan; brother-in-law, Ernest Julyan, Colorado Springs, Colo.; brothers, Matthew Rhamon Wilson, Pueblo, and Jason Mayo, Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandparents, Mary Jeanette Wilson and G. Allen Wilson, Jean and Joe Pashia; uncles, Don Wilson, Pat Clifton, Dave Buyers and Jim Vaughan; aunts, Andrea Wilson, April Buyers, Wendy Ost, Vickie Showers, Debbie Vaughan, Stephanie and Elizabeth Pashia. Gabe was in 11th grade at South High and enjoyed doing art, as well as being a musician. He was an advocate for civil rights and attended the Synagogue. Funeral service, 10 a.m. today at Shammash Ariel Synagogue, 2612 S. Prairie, Officiant, Rabbi Michael Marks. Burial at Granby Cemetery, Granby, Colo. For information on sitting, Sheva please call Rabbi Michael Marks at 248-6324.

Wilson, George
George Wilson – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 15, 1877 – George Wilson, the desperado who broke jail in this city some time since, is certainly dead. He died of wounds inflicted by a sheriff while trying to arrest him in Arizona. Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 22, 1877 – Sheriff Cook, of Denver, has received official notification of the death of George Wilson, the desperado who broke jail here some time since. Wilson lived four days with a bullet in his brain, but finally cheated the gallows by dying. Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 29, 1877 – George Wilson – The Circumstances of His Death – The Enterprise, published at Prescott, Arizona, gives the following particulars of the shooting of George Wilson, the desperado who broke jail here some time since: Yesterday afternoon quite a ripple of excitement was created in our usually quiet town by the appearance of two genuine border ruffians on our streets. They first made themselves troublesome at Jackson & Thompson's saloon, where they drew their revolvers, and flourished them in a threatening manner. Col. McCall, who happened to be there, was covered with the pistols several times, and told that if he opened his mouth they would let daylight through him, and he very wisely kept still. They then began firing at a dog, and afterwards mounting their horses, rode down Montezuma street at a full gallop, yelling like demons and firing right and left at everything that showed itself, the bullets whistling in unpleasant proximity to several persons who were on the street. John Raible's dog was the only thing hit by them. Proceeding on down the street they stopped on the outskirts of the town and reloaded their weapons. Marshal Standefer and Col. McCall armed themselves and got into Duprez's barouche and started in pursuit. Sheriff Bowers and Frank Murry, city marshal, also armed themselves, and mounting their horses started after them. Standefer and McCall passed the ruffians on the other side and headed them off. Sheriff Bowers and Murry came up on this side, and the sheriff ordered them to throw up their hands and surrender, instead of which they opened fire on him. Tullos, one of the desperados, slid off his horse and fired three shots at Bowers, all of them coming pretty close, when a charge of buckshot from the sheriff's gun brought him down. Marshal Standefer also emptied a load into him. Running across the road Tullos got under the bushes and commenced to reload his revolver, still refusing to surrender, when a shot from the sheriff's revolver stretched him lifeless. Vaughn (Wilson), his companion, kept firing away, but was soon brought down by a shot in the head, but was not killed. There was so much shooting going on that it was almost impossible to tell who fired the fatal shots. The horse Sheriff Bowers rode was shot in the hind quarters. This was the only harm that befell the pursuing party. The dead and wounded were brought to the sheriff's office and from thence Vaughn (Wilson), the wounded man, was taken to the hospital, where he now lies, still conscious, but Dr. Day says he cannot live more than two or three days.

Wilson, George A.
George A. Wilson - Elbert Banner – March 10, 1899 – Geo. A. Wilson, who, it will be remembered, was taken to the insane asylum at Pueblo about January 1, died one day last week.  The remains were brought here last Saturday and buried in the Elbert cemetery Sunday.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Geo. E. Tuttle.  The wife has the sympathy of the whole community in her sad hour of bereavement.

Wilson, George A. Jr.
George A. Wilson Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2005 - George A. Wilson Jr. George was first and foremost a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was born in Walsenburg, Colo., to George A. Wilson Sr. and Nancy Marie Robertson. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Christopher P. Noll. He grew up in Pueblo and attended Central High School where he graduated with the Class of 1941. He then attended Pueblo Junior College. George served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945. He was assigned to the USS Brown as part of the Pacific Fleet's Navy Task Force. After his service in the Navy, he returned to employment with the CF&I Corp. until he retired in 1981 as manager of corporate accounting. After retiring, he especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as golf, dancing and working with wood. George will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Dolores Roller Wilson; daughter, Sharon L. Noll (Jonathon), Spring Hill, Fla.; daughter, Terry J. Jernigan (Roy), Pueblo, Colo.; son, David W. Wilson, (Cathy) Fort Collins, Colo.; brother, Clifford Wilson (Mary), Pueblo, Colo.; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous extended family members and friends. A celebration of life for family and friends will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, at the Historic Arkansas River Walk of Pueblo (HARP). A family interment service will be held at a later date. The family requests in lieu of flowers and food, memorial contributions can be made on behalf of George to the Alzheimer's Association or a charity of choice.

Wilson, George K.
George K. Wilson - Westland News - February 12, 1920 - The funeral of Capt. George K. Wilson, a Pueblo man who died at Leavenworth, Kan., was held with full military honors at Pueblo within a few hours after the body arrived from Fort Leavenworth. Captain Wilson was a colonel on the staff of Major General Bullard of the First division in France, but was demoted along with hundreds of other regular army officers when he was returned to the United States after the war. He obtained the highest rank of any Pueblo man in the war.

Wilson, George P.
George P. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 1986 - George P. Wilson, Pueblo resident for 46 years, formerly of 2626 West Street, passed away May 27, 1986. He was a lifetime member of B.P.O.E. No. 90, Pueblo. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Wilson in 1961. Survivors include two sisters, Lillie Rice, Dearborn, Mich.; and Mary Eidson, Fontana, Calif.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Earl Hamilton officiating. The interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. Mr. Wilson will lie in state from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday in the Garden Chapel.

Wilson, Helen C.
Helen C. Wilson - Huerfano World - February 15, 1990 - Helen C. Wilson, 96, of La Veta, died Monday, Feb. 12, 1990, in Citadel Health Care in Pueblo where she had been a resident since last August. Born in Northeastern Kansas in Jewel County, Sept. 5, 1893, about the age 12, the family moved to Tribune, KS, where she later met and married her late husband, G.E. "Gene" Wilson, Dec. 4, 1912. Mr. Wilson was an engineer and due to his occupation the Wilsons moved frequently and spent some years in the western states, later returning to Tribune. They came to La Veta in 1934 where they had made their home since. Mrs. Wilson is survived by four children, Gladys Kmetz, La Veta, Mildred McLachan, Alamosa, Harold, E. Wilson, Pueblo and Lloyd E. Wilson, Deming, NM; two brothers, John Morgan, Tribune and Clifford Morgan, Pueblo; a sister, Fern Strebridge, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be in La Veta Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Friday. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Wilson, Iva A.
Iva A. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 1987 - Iva A. Wilson, late of 945 Desert Flower Blvd., passed away Oct. 19, 1987. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Belmont Baptist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Virginia F. (James) Askey, of Colorado City; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold D. Wilson, 1966: one son, Wyman D. Wilson, 1978; two brothers and sisters. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Les Dobbins of the Belmont Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make donations to the Belmont Baptist Church, direct or through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 1614 Kickapoo.

Wilson, J. A. (Daughter of)
Daughter Wilson - Colorado Daily Chieftain - August 16, 1874 - The little daughter of J. A. Wilson died last evening after a short but severe illness. The funeral services will be conducted from his residence at 3 o'clock P.M. today, Rev. W. E. Hamilton, officiating.

Wilson, J. K.
J. K. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1876 - J. K. Wilson, Esq., if Denver, a member of the firm of Wilson Bros. & Shephard, of that city, died suddenly at his residence on Friday.

Wilson, Jacqueline Elizabeth
Jacqueline Elizabeth (Elbeck) Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 1999 - Jacqueline Elizabeth (Elbeck) Wilson 49, former Puebloan, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 2, 1999. Wife of George Wilson- mother of Renee Wilson and Brandon Wilson- grandmother of Courtney, Mone and Imani- daughter-in-law of Clara Mae Wilson and the late Clyde Jetty Wilson. Cremation has taken place. , 1 p.m. Friday, Shorter AME Church, Denver.

Wilson, James W.
James W. Wilson – Yuma Pioneer – January 16, 1903 – Walter H. Bailey, tried at Pueblo on the charge of murdering James W. Wilson at Minnequa last October, was acquitted by the jury.

Wilson, James W.
James W. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2006 - James W. Wilson, 78, of Pueblo. Cremation has taken place. No service.

Wilson, Jane Scott
Jane Scott Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2002 - Jane Scott Wilson of Walnut Creek, Calif., passed away, July 19, 2002, at Kaiser Hospital, Roseville, Calif. Preceded in death by her husband Hugh C. Wilson. Survived by daughter Nancy Wilson (Pete) Moscatelli, son Hugh Scott (Cathy) Wilson; granddaughters Tessa Jane Moscatelli and Erin and Lauren Wilson; sister Petie (Frank) Pryor, numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service in Pueblo pending.

Wilson, Jerome Lane
Jerome "Jerry" Lane Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 1999 - Jerome "Jerry" Lane Wilson, 69, died unexpectedly May 5, 1999, at his home in Pueblo. Born on Jan. 18, 1930, in Tulsa, Okla., to Dr. Wilburn H. and Sue Walker Wilson, he came to Pueblo in 1966 where he worked at the Colorado State Hospital as Director of Program Evaluation until his retirement in 1991. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Breckon Wilson in Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Wilson received a BA from the University of Tulsa in 1952, graduated from the Episcopal Theological School at Cambridge, Mass., in 1955 with a Master of Divinity, and in 1966 from the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work in Pennsylvania with a MSS Degree, ACSW. He is survived by daughter, Jane Elizabeth Wilson, Washington, D.C. - son, Chad Breckon Wilson, Pueblo- friend and mother of his children, Betty Wilson, Pueblo- and an aunt, Nola Anderson, Long Beach, Calif. An educated man, Jerry was an avid reader who enjoyed the mountains near Westcliffe and had a deep appreciation for a variety of music. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions to Jazz in the Sangres can be made through George McCarthy Funeral Home. Cremation, Almont Crematory., Tuesday, 11 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel.

Wilson, Jerrold F.
Jerrold F. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 1999 - Jerrold F. Wilson, 62, lifelong resident of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly March 20, 1999. Preceded in death by eldest son, Gregory Lee- brother, Norval-sister, Zelma- brother-in-law, Virgil Ready- and sister-in-law, Jean Moore. Survived by his loving wife, Lorraine, of 42 years- one daughter, Cindy(Bart)- two sons, Jeffrey (Georgia) and Jake (Brandi)- sisters, Clara Ready, Leona Robinson and Bessie Wager- sisters-in-law, Chris Parks, Dorothy Wilson and Rose (Dennis) Shirley- brother-in-law, Bill (Lou) DeWeese- nine grandchildren, Katy, Jean Marie, Angel, April, Chassidee, Jerry, J'Mikel, Jimmy and Dylan- and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, including two special nephews, Gary Robinson and Billy Carpenter. "Jerry" retired after 44years of service as a roll turner for CF&I Steel Corp. Member, B.P.O. Elks No.90 and Eagles FOE No. 145. , 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 1999, Elks Lodge No. 90.

Wilson, John
John Wilson - Denver Post - June 21, 1994 - John Wilson, Construction worker, 73 - John Wilson of Westminster, a construction worker, died June 1 in Westminster. He was 73. Services were June 4 at Highland Chapel. Entombment was in Highland Mausoleum. He was born Dec. 12, 1920, in Walsenburg. On Aug. 31, 1941, he married Alice Heller in Junction City, Kan. Wilson a member of Eagles IOEU Local No. 9. He is survived by his wife; a son, John, Sparks, Nev.; three daughters, Patricia Rogacki, Arvada, Sharon Wilson, Denver, and Teresa Giammanco, Lakewood; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Peace, 1620 Meade St., Denver 80215.

Wilson, John H.
John H. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2001 - John H. Wilson passed away April 28, 2001, in Colorado Springs. John was born Nov. 12, 1929, in Canon City to Elwood and Belvie Hawk Wilson and has resided in Salida for the last 18 years. He was employed as a millwright in the CF&I Steel Mill for 28 years before retiring in 1978. Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Patricia, of Salida; children, William Joseph (Ginger) Wilson, Dixie (Dave) Evel, Sheila (Robert) Trujillo, all of Pueblo, Michael (Somwang) Wilson, Tamatha (Scott Wontorski) Swanson, both of Kansas, Tanya (Stephen) Sloane of Kentucky; a brother, David (Veleta) Wilson of Pueblo; sisters, Beulah (Bill) Markus, Betty (Garth) Runnells, Claudia Lewis, all of Pueblo; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Wilson, John L.
John L. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2003 - John L. Wilson passed away peacefully at his home on June 7, 2003. John was born Nov. 5, 1943, in Atlanta, Ga., and had lived in Pueblo for the past 20 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Vietnam and was employed as a driver for Greyhound Bus Lines. He is survived by his daughter, Carmen Wilson-Moseley; grandchildren, Ashley and Christopher Moseley; brothers, Olin Wilson III and Ralph Wilson; as well as many friends. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service and interment will be held in Atlanta, Ga.

Wilson, Kathryn Anne
Kathryn Anne Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 7, 2004 - Kathryn Anne Wilson, 52, of Greeley, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Friday, Nov. 5, 2004. Preceded in death by father, Steve E. Dunda. Survived by husband, Dr. D. Craig Wilson of Greeley; sons, Matthew Wilson and Nicholas Wilson, both of Greeley; mother, Beth A. Meyer of Pueblo; and brother, David (Anne) Dunda of Lakewood; also survived by her faithful yellow Labs, Mel and Millie. Mrs. Wilson was born in Pueblo, where she went through elementary school. Her family later moved to Fort Collins and she graduated from Fort Collins High School in 1970. She went on to get an X-ray technician's certification through Weld County General Hospital and then moved to Portland, Ore., where she worked as an X-ray technician. She moved back to Colorado and worked at St. Anthony's Hospital in Denver for a short time before moving back to Greeley, where she ran the X-ray department of the emergency department. She married Dr. D. Craig Wilson on April 20, 1979, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greeley. They moved to Kansas City, Mo., and Fort Wayne, Ind., before moving back to Colorado, living in Greeley since 1982. She worked for a short while before staying at home to raise their two sons. Mrs. Wilson was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She volunteered at North Colorado Medical Center and Scott Elementary School. She enjoyed the outdoors, including hiking and camping until her health prevented it. She also enjoyed reading and shopping and is remembered as the ultimate soccer mom. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, at Allnutt-Macy Chapel, 702 13th St., Greeley, Colo. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greeley. Cremation to follow. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association in care of Allnutt-Macy Chapel.

Wilson, Lincoln L.
Lincoln L. Wilson Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 5, 1987 - Lincoln L. Wilson Sr., 67, passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on Jan. 3, 1987. Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Madie O. Wilson; five children, Erma Lankster, Ernestine C. (Robert) Addison, Linda F. Gardner, all of Pueblo; Lincoln L. (Janice) Wilson Jr., of Aurora; and Lurette (James) Johnson of Flint, Miss. Mr. Wilson also is survived by one brother, Louis C. Wilson; one uncle, Booker T. Wilson; one aunt, Alberta Brown, all of Waco, Texas; niece, Beverly A. Parks; nephews, Charles Parks, Lewis C. Wilson Jr. and Steven W. Wilson, all of Dallas, Texas; niece, Agertha (W.C.) Scroggins of Beaumont, Texas; 15 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Clarence King of Dallas, Texas, Ernest King of Lexington, Ky., and Willie Allen of Waco, Texas. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by mother, Willie Wilson; father, Lester Wilson; brother, R. L. Wilson; sisters, Catherine Wilson and Velma Parks; and uncle, Otis Wilson. Mr. Wilson was born Feb. 8, 1919, in Waco, Texas. He was a Pueblo resident for 40 years. Mr. Wilson was a 32nd degree Mason; a member of Eighth Street Baptist Church and held several offices, retiring as chairman of Deacon Board; past Worshipful Master of Eureka Lodge No. 2; Prince Hall AF&AM; Pikes Peak Consistory No. 81; American Legion No. 163; Kadesia Temple No. 135; and served four years in the Coast Guard in World War II; and a past patron, Star of Pueblo No. 5 OES, and retired from CF&I Steel Corp. in 1978 after 32 years. Rose Croix services will be conducted Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Imperial Funeral Home, the Pueblo Scottish Rite Bodies officiating. Funeral service Wednesday, 11 a.m., Eighth Street Baptist Church, with the Rev. Joe Morrison officiating. Interment, Singing Tower, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Graveside memorial rites by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at 1611 Brown.

Wilson, Lloyd E.
Lloyd E. "Toby" Wilson - Huerfano World - March 22, 1990 - Lloyd E. "Toby" Wilson, formerly of La Veta, died March 8, 1990, in Mimbres Memorial Hospital in Deming, NM. Born in Custer, MT, he spent his childhood in Tribune, KS. In 1935 he moved with his family to La Veta where he lived many years. Because of ill health he moved to the warmer dry climate of Deming where he has lived the past 12 years. He is survived by one brother, Harold Wilson, Pueblo, and two sisters, Mildred McLaughlin, Alamosa, and Gladys Kmetz, La Veta. Also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. At his request cremation. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery.

Wilson, Lupe P.
Lupe P. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2002 - Lupe P. Wilson, 55, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord July 14, 2002. Born Jan. 31, 1946, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by two daughters, May and Diane Wilson; one brother, Eddie Montez; and her parents, John and Frances Montez. Survived by her loving spouse, Charlie Wilson, of the family home; sons, Charlie (Shannon) Wilson, Leonard (Monica) Wilson, Danny (Annie) Wilson and David (Angie) Wilson; daughter, Julie (Leon) Griego; brothers, Felix (Patricia) Montez, Albert (Loretta) Montez, Bonefacio Trujillo, Julian (Kelly) Montez, Junior (Caroline) Montez, Robert (Liz) Montez and Chris (Adella) Montez; sisters, Mary (Phil) Velasquez, Frances Montez and Juanita (Phil) Arellano; 27 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; special friend, Anne (Bennie) Cabello. Lupe loved bingo and cooking for family gatherings. She was always there for her family. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday at St. Leander Church. Interment, Roselawn. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Wilson, Madie
Madie O'Dell Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 04, 2005 - Madie O'Dell Wilson went home to be with the Lord on May 28, 2005. Madie was born on July 4, 1918, in Waco, Texas. She was the youngest of seven children. She is predeceased by her parents; three brothers and sisters; her husband of 41 years, Lincoln Wilson Sr.; daughter, Ernestine; and grandsons, Eric and Robert Jr. Madie leaves to cherish her life, a sister, Willie Ruth Allen; children, Erma (Bob) Cannon, Lincoln (Jan) Wilson Jr., Willie Luretta Johnson and Linda Wilson; niece, Algertha Scroggins; numerous grandchildren, and several second generation grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Eight Street Baptist Church, where she served as Deaconess and church clerk. One of her passions was singing in the choir. Madie loved life. She was always available to talk with or listen to anyone. She demonstrated this by obtaining the honorable roles of Past Grand Worthy Matron-Order of the Eastern Star-Columbine Grand Chapter, Past Grand State Loyal Lady Ruler of the Golden Circle, membership in the Daughters of Isis, member Star of Pueblo No. 5, and several other organizations. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Rose Croix to be held 6 p.m. Sunday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2005, Bethlehem Baptist Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Wilson, Malcolm E.
Malcolm E. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1998 - Malcolm E. Wilson, 80, passed away Dec. 26, 1998. Survived by his wife, Margaret Wilson- children, Pat Robertson, Salt Lake City, Utah, Marion Wilson, Morrison- grandchildren, Colette, David, Jared, Adam, and Nathan- brother, Thomas Lamont Wilson, Kentucky. Preceded in death by his parents- and brother, William R. Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he was a High Priest, and also a stake financial clerk until his illness. He was also a former member of the Stake High Council and a former church organist. He was a member of the Theta Tau, A.I.M.E.-A.S.M., Kiwanis, Pachyderms, Colorado Sr. Golf Association, Battle of Normandy Foundation and the past president of Vista Villa Condominiums. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1411 Fortino Blvd. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Association or Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Wilson, Margaret
Margaret (Elkington) Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2003 - Margaret (Elkington) Wilson, widow of Malcolm Wilson, passed away July 28, 2003. Born in Salt Lake City to Elmer and Florence Elkington, Margaret is survived by her daughters, Patricia Robertson and Marion Norman; grandchildren, Colette, David and wife Jill, Jared, Adam, Nathan; and sister, Dorothy Taylor. Margaret and Malcolm lived in Denver for 25 years and in Pueblo since 1971. Margaret was involved in the Denver Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae and Panhellenic Groups, Pueblo PEO and Assistance League. Viewing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 31. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens, followed by memorial service, 1 p.m. at Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, 1411 Fortino Blvd.

Wilson, Margaret R.
Margaret R. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 1986 - Mrs. Margaret R. Wilson, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 29, 1986, in Zanesville, Ohio, Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Phillip Green officiating.

Wilson, Marguerite A.
Marguerite A. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1985 - Marguerite A. Wilson, late of Pueblo, died Monday, Dec. 9, 1985, in a local nursing home. Survived by husband, Woodrow J. Wilson, of the family home; two brothers, Roy J. Kitchell, Centralia, Ill Floyd W. Kitchell, Bartlesville, Okla., and numerous nieces and nephews. Member of Calvary Baptist Church, Adah Chapter No. 34 OES. Born Aug. 17, 1914, in Chelsea, Okla.; Pueblo resident since July 10, 1944. Married July 1, 1939, in Boulder. Service, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. George White officiating. Chapel rites by Adah Chapter No. 34 OES. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation from noon to 8:30 o'clock tonight. In lieu of flowers and food, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Colorado Division, Pueblo County Unit, 635 W. Corona, No. 216, Pueblo, Colo., direct or through the funeral home office.

Wilson, Michael James
Michael James Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 2001 - Michael James Wilson, 31, of Florence, passed away May 8, 2001. Born Sept. 9, 1969, in Denver, Colo. Preceded in death by his grandmother, Carol Zacharias. Survived by his wife, Gina Wilson; and son, Jett James Wilson, Florence; parents, Patrick James Wilson, Colorado Springs, Colo., Dr. Sharel Zacharias, Corpus Christi, Texas; grandparents, Jacob (Thelma) Zacharias, Florence. Michael was a bible student and enjoyed football. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday at 1st Seventh Day Adventist Church, Officiant, Pastor Wayne Nazarenus. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received 1st Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3901 O'Neal.

Wilson, Minnie
Minnie Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 1998 - Minnie Wilson, 84, passed away Feb. 11, 1998. will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Peacock-Wood Chapel.

Wilson, Raymond W.
Raymond W. Wilson - Huerfano World - February 14, 1991 - Raymond "Ray" Wilson, 46, died in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo Feb. 6, 1991. Born June 16, 1944, in Pittsburg, PA, he graduated from high school in California and worked in construction for several years in Longmont before coming to Walsenburg for the past nine years, first as a police dispatcher and for the past several years with the water department. Survivors include his children, Norward Wilson and Samuel Wilson and the mother of his children, Barbara Ortiz, all of Walsenburg; his mother, Helen Wilson and a sister Myrtle Armstrong, both of Albuquerque, NM, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mass of Christian Burial was Feb. 2 from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. J. M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Wilson, Rebecca
Rebecca Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2005 - Rebecca Wilson departed this life on Jan. 20, 2005, and was born to Sammy and Laura Wilson on Sept. 24, 1924, in Autaugaville County, Ala. Five boys and two girls also were born to this union. Rebecca moved to Pueblo, Colo., in 1951, where she joined her husband, Hewitt Wilkerson. One daughter, Loretta Wilkerson, was born to this union. Rebecca became a member of Eighth Street Baptist Church under the leadership of W.H. Mitchell. As a member of Eighth Street Baptist Church, Rebecca was a member of the choir and worked on the mission board. Anytime she was asked to perform a task for the church, she did it with a smile. Rebecca also worked for the county of Pueblo for 37 years and enjoyed each year. Everyone Rebecca worked around knew that she was a woman of God. Rebecca leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughter, Loretta Parks; two grandchildren, William-Cory Jeroma Parks and Iletta-Fran Jacklyn Parks, both of Bakersfield, Calif.; sister, Madeline McCutchear of New Orleans; Chester and Francine Hurd of Denver, Colo., and Vernon Hurd and Debbie William of Pueblo, Colo.; her church friends, Marsha Hughes, Virginia Woodfork, Angie Hull and Emogene Hall; and a host of other friends to include special friend, Keith Hart. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, at Eighth Street Baptist Church, 600 West St., with the Rev. Steve Mack, officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Wilson, Richard Lee
Richard Lee "Stud" Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2005 - Richard Lee "Stud" Wilson, 69, fell asleep in death on March 23, 2005. He was born on June 6, 1935. Preceded in death by his father, David A. Wilson; brother, Raymond W. Wilson; and father- and mother-in-law, Mel and Vera Garcia. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved mother, Jane Wilson; his loving wife of 48 years, Ida C. Wilson; sister, Nona (Tony) Trujillo; children, David Ray Wilson, Laura Ann (Anthony) Romero, Paula Jo (Ed) Lewis and Ricky Lee Wilson; grandchildren, Raeanna, David, Erica (Andrew) Jared, Elijah (Melanie) Amaris, Richard and Kayla; one great-grandchild, Entania; brother-in-law, George (Penny) Garcia; and sisters-in-law, Dora (Jake) Miera, Alice (Bernal) Aranda and Fabby (Tony) Romero. Also will be sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Retired from the city of Pueblo. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, listening to jazz, all sports (especially watching the Broncos) and also loved animals. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. His "onry" sense of humor will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Cremation has taken place. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Wilson, Robert
Robert Wilson – Eagle County Blade – September 20, 1906 – While walking on the tracks of the Colorado & Southern at Trinidad on the 13th inst., Robert Wilson, aged fifty-two years, was run over and killed. He leaves a widow.

Wilson, Roy S.
Roy S. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 4, 1987 - Roy S. Wilson, 54, of Golden, formerly of Pueblo, died April 3, 1987. Survived by Marjorie M. Talley, Golden; children, Tracy Elliott, Littleton, Christopher (Gina) Wilson, Silverthorne; brothers, Pat Martin, Arvada, Gordon Wilson, Virginia; grandchildren, Jason Glascock, Littleton, Samantha Pauline Wilson, Silverthorne. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Sunday, Berkley Park Chapel, W. 46th Ave. at Tennyson, Denver. Services will conclude at the chapel. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Roy Wilson Memorial Trust Fund 2092 Beech Court, Golden, Colo. 80401.

Wilson, Samuel J.
Samuel J. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 1997 - Samuel J. Wilson is survived by his wife of 55 years, Fleta H. Wilson- brothers, Clyde Jetty (Clara Mae) Wilson, Leonard JuJu (Vivian) Wilson, both of Pueblo- sisters, Gladys Bond, Atlantic City, N.J., Emma Smith, Erlene (Fred) Chenault, both of Lawton, Okla., Thelma Wilson, Los Angeles, Calif.- sisters-in-law, Jane Wilson, Pueblo, Barbra Wilson, Los Angeles, Calif., Johnnie Chisom, Aurora- children, Clyde (Shirley) Wilson, Edinburg, Pa., Shirley Wilson, San Pablo, Calif., Fleta (Charles) York, Denver, Joseph (Tanya) Wilson, Colorado City, John Wilson, Wayne (Denise) Wilson, Pueblo, Katherine (Ron) Hildreth, Colorado Springs, Lyn (Gloria) Wilson, San Pablo, Calif.- 18 grandchildren- 24 great-grandchildren- numerous nieces, nephews and relatives. Samuel Joseph Wilson was born on June 29, 1922, and went to be with the Lord on Sept. 9, 1997. Preceded in death by his father, Samuel Wilson- his mother, Cordelia Wilson- brothers, Earl and Clarence Wilson, Eugene (Petey) Wilson, David (Alex) Wilson, Soney Wilson- sister, Minnie Grimes. Mr. Wilson was born and raised in Wetmore, moved to Pueblo in 1937 at age 15, and attended Central High School. Samuel enjoyed model railroading, fishing, bowling, and golfing. He was a good athlete, a baseball pitcher, and a Golden Glove boxer. He was joined in marriage on Sept. 12, 1941, to Fleta H. Peterson until his death, and was a very wonderful and beloved father to his eight children and showed genuine care and love for all people. He worked at the Union Depot and railroad company, city cab, and the University of California, San Francisco. Viewing, Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Cremation to follow, Imperial Crematory.

Wilson, Sarah Cornelia
Sarah Cornelia Wilson - Huerfano World - April 14, 1994 - 1913: Sarah Cornelia Wilson died and was buried on the family ranch.

Wilson, Uriah B.
Uriah B. Wilson – Durango Democrat – November 18, 1905 – Pueblo Chieftain of yesterday: - Uriah B. Wilson, a well known fire insurance agent, died at his home in this city today of hemmorrhage of the brain, aged 77 years. He was the oldest living member of the Old Timers' Association of Telegraphers, and in company with his father-in-law, the late William S. Maynard, founded the city of Ann Arbor, Mich. Mr. Wilson was well known in Durango insurance circles. He was the father of Charles Wilson of Denver fire and police board.

Wilson, Violet O.
Violet O. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 1986 - Violet O. Wilson, of 419 Carson, Las Animas, died Saturday in La Junta Medical Center. Born May 8, 1910, in Smith County, Kan. Married Edgar Ardona "Don" Wilson in Syracuse, Kan. Survived by husband; three daughters, Mrs. Betty (Emmett) Bates, Hutchinson, Kan., Mrs. Dora (Clyde) Patton, Scott City, Kan., and Mary Clara Trout, Glenwood Springs; two sons, Dean (Daisy) Wilson, Douglas, Wyo., and Galen (Rusty) Wilson, Craig; brother, Martin "Peck" Smeller, Las Animas; sister, Katherine Hansmine, Blackforest, Idaho; 23 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Friends Church. Interment, Las Animas Cemetery.

Wilson, William
William "Bill" Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2002 - Age 72, born Feb. 26, 1930, passed away April 18, 2002. Preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Dellancy Wilson; and sister, Marie (Ray) Horvat. He is survived by his sisters, pansy (Claude) Mayber and Betty (Bob) Smith; brother, Jimmy (Loretta) Wilson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill served in the Korean War and was an avid outdoorsman. He retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. He enjoyed spending time with his family and visiting friends at local diners. Bill will be deeply missed by his family and friends. At his request, no viewing with cremation, Almont Crematory. The family will receive friends at 32 Bramblewood, from 1 to 3 p.m. Private family inurnment to be held at a later date.

Wilson, William
William Wilson - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - October 26, 1876 - The Pistol - A Man Shot Dead on the Chico - Yesterday Emery Smith of the Chico shot and killed William Frank of the same place. For some time past a feud existed between the parties, arising out of the fact that some cattle in the care of Frank trespassed upon the farm of Smith. This quarrel and ill feeling was shared in by many of the settlers in that vicinity who generally took the part of Frank. A month or six weeks ago this quarrel resulted in a charge of assault made by the Smith family against Frank. The case was tried before Mark G. Bradford, who, upon consideration of the evidence discharged Frank. Some slight difficulties have since happened between the Smiths and some of their neighbors about cattle but there has been no trouble with Frank until yesterday. Emery Smith has come in and delivered himself up to the authorities and this is the story that he tells: Smith and his son were out hunting in El Paso County somewhere near the line of Pueblo County. The son was watching by the lake, and the father lying down in some place ready to shoot, when Frank came along, and seeing Emery Smith, he said that he had got him now and he would kill him. Smith ran away from Frank some distance and made for a log cabin, went into it and shut the door. Frank came to the door and tried to get in at the door, talking to Smith all the time telling him that he had him now, he had him corralled and he would not get out alive. Smith then, with the view of preserving his own life, fired off his gun through the door. He heard nothing from Frank and after waiting a long time he cut an opening in the door and peeped out, but could see nothing of Frank. He then opened the door, and on stepping out, found Frank lying near the door, apparently dead. He was so frightened that he ran to his horse and got on and came and delivered himself up to the Sheriff of Pueblo County. He is now in jail. Deputy Sheriff Bob Griffin started for the scene of the shooting last evening, first telegraphing to the Sheriff of El Paso County to meet him there as the scene of the shooting was in that county. Colorado Daily Chieftain - October 26, 1876 - The Chico Murder - Deputy Sheriff C. B. Griffin and Officer P. B. Desmond returned last evening from the scene of Tuesday's tragedy on the Chico. On their arrival at the house of Mr. Tucker where the murder was committed, they found the dead body of a young man apparently about the age of eighteen years lying on his back in front of the door of Tucker's house. The murdered man was a stranger no person in the settlement ever having seen him before. Mr. Tucker's house is the one that Emery Smith claims that he took refuge in from William Frank and the murdered man is the person that he says was Mr. Frank. The stranger, according to Smith's statement was killed by mistake. How this could occur is not apparent as there is not the slightest resemblance between the parties. Smith, from evidence clearly discernable on the door, fired on his victim through the key hole. The murdered man must have been in the act of opening the door when he was shot, as his right hand was powder burnt. The ball struck him on the right side of the head passing completely through killing him instantly. The lock is unusually high on the door and there is a high step from the ground up to the floor of the house which would bring a man's head on a line with the key hole of the door through which the shot was fired. There were no arms of any kind found on or near the murdered man's body. An inquest was held on the dead man's body and a verdict was rendered that the unknown dead man was shot and killed by Emery Smith. The body was being buried when the officers left. The scene of the murder is in El Paso County about three hundred yards from the Pueblo county line. The case is a very mysterious one, and ought to have a rigid investigation. Smith is at present in the Pueblo County jail but we are informed that the sheriff of El Paso County is expected down today to take him to Colorado Springs. The Colorado Springs Gazette - October 28, 1876 - A Mysterious Murder - We give below the verdict rendered by the Coroner's Jury in regard to the death of the young stranger at Chico Basin in this county, and we also publish the article copied from the Pueblo Chieftain giving all the information of the occurrence that we have been able to ascertain. Peter Becker, Sheriff of El Paso County, arrived with the prisoner last Thursday night from Pueblo, and he is now in the county jail in this city, awaiting the action of the Grand Jury to be in session next week. State of Colorado County of El Paso: An Inquest holden at the residence of W. H. Tucker in Chico Basin in the county of El Paso and State of Colorado on the 25th day of October 1876, before Eliphalet Price, a Justice of the Peace of said county of El Paso - upon the body of an unknown male person lying there dead, by the jurors upon their oath do say that said person came to his death by being shot through the brain by a ball fired from a Spencer rifle in the hands of Emery Smith, and said dead person appearing to be a laboring person and between the age of 17 and 18 years. Signed P. J. Desmond, W. Holmes, W. T. Hurd, Peter Becker, W. H. Tucker, C. B. Griffin. The following communications appeared in the Chieftain of this morning: Fountain, October 27th, On the 24th Inst, one Mr. Smith of Warren Basin Pueblo County, as we understand, appeard in Pueblo before the authorities and confessed to having killed William Frank, better known as Bill Darr, formerly in the employ of Mr. Darr a cattle dealer whose stock ranch is located in Warren Basin. But according to the statement of William Holmes a very reliable gentleman residing in Chico Basin about three quarters of a mile from Mr. Tucker's house where the frightful tragedy was enacted, it was not the man whom Smith said he killed but a small boy without any deadly weapons whatever. Further evidence gathered here today proves the unfortuneate victim to be William Wilson, whose father resides at Cheyenne Mountain, where he is engaged in mining for silver, and who had sent his son down to the basin to get a pony that had been left in the care of either Mr. Smith or Mr. Tucker, we did not learn which, and thus his fate. Mr. Imes a well known citzen residing here and who is personally acquainted with Mr. Wilson and his son says that the boy is very civil, unassuming rather delicate and small and about 14 years of age. The excuse for the committal of the murder is self defense but this statement shows a shade of doubt as to the credibility of Mr. Smith's story. Signed H. Murray. Mr. R. C. Payne handed us the following note written by the father of the boy yesterday for publication in the Chieftain. The father fully identified the dead body as that of his son and intends taking his remains home today: October 27, 1876. The boys name is William Wilson aged 17 years. I am his father. We had just come from the mountains where we had been all summer and intended to stay on Cheyenne Mountain this winter. I sent the boy to Mr. Tucker's to get a horse that I had left with him. I also gave the boy a ten dollar bill to give to Mr. Tucker. Mr. Smith and us had been on good terms so far as I knew. The boy had no weapons at all not even a pocket knife. I fully identify the dead body as that of my son. signed Richard Wilson. Colorado Miner - October 28, 1876 - Tuesday, Emery Smith shot and killed Wm Frank on the Chico in Pueblo County. Both were cattlemen and an old difficulty in regard to trespassing of stock had existed between them. Frank chased Smith into a deserted cabin and tried to force the door open when Smith fired through the door and killed him. Smith went to Pueblo and gave himself up to the Sheriff. Rocky Mountain News Weekly - November 1, 1876 - Fatal Mistake. A Stranger Murdered For William Frank. A special in Wednesdays issue of The News narrated the shooting of William Frank by Emery Smith at a place called Chico. Yesterday's Chieftain however puts another version upon the affair, which goes to show that the murdered man is not William Frank but a stranger whom nobody appears to recognize, and whom the now astonished murderer can neither name nor locate." Rocky Mountain News Weekly - November 1, 1876 - The Mysterious Murder. That murder committed on the Chico this week has been investigated by Justice Price of Colorado Springs in the absence of the Coroner and the evidence brought out shows a rather unique state of affairs. Upt to the present hour it is not known who the person killed is. It is clearly proven that he is not Franks the person at first reported. From the testimony of a son of the man Smith who did the shooting it appears that the young man who was killed, who is about 17 years old, hailed Smith when at some distance from the house. Although Smith had a gun and the boy was armed with nothing but a club, Smith started to run toward the house and the boy after him. After they arrived at the house the proceedings were about as already reported. The Justice says that everything goes to show that Smith is a fearful coward being in the habit of going well armed at all times, and drawing his revolver and making threats upon the most trivial matters. The Justice is also of the opinion the boy acted in the way he did because he saw that Smith was scared and was doing more for amusement than for any other purpose. The authorities think they are in a fair way to ascertaining who the boy is, as a boy answering his description was seen by parties the day before the shooting, inquiring the way to the home of W. H. Tucker, where the shooting took place, stating that Mr. Tucker had borrowed a horse of their folks and he was going after it. Mr. Tucker was one of the jury at the inquest and knew nothing of the boy, but if he borrowed a horse as stated he will be able to tell from whom he borrowed it and thus there will be no trouble in ascertaining who the boy was. Sheriff Becker goes to Pueblo today after Smith. More definite information may be expected after his arrival here and a fuller investigation into the causes of the killing. Colorado Weekly Chieftain - November 9, 1876 - Colorado Springs Nov 2nd, Our Court is now in session Judge Henry presiding...Waldron our new District Attorney is at his post and has already made a good impression. He is looking after the future of several of our jailbirds and is endeavoring to cheapen their railroad fare to Canon City and save county expenses. He also has two murder cases on hand, Emery Smith of Pueblo County having been indicted for the murder of William Wilson at Chico Basin El Paso County, Davidson for the killing of Brown is now being considered by the Grand Jury. Its not certain that these two last cases will be tried at this term of court. Gerry of Pueblo is here as counsel for Smith, and as I hear, ready for the trial.

Wilson, William Robert
William Robert "Bob" Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 01, 2006 - William Robert "Bob" Wilson, 80, passed away May 30, 2006. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Bette Wilson, on Aug. 10, 1987. He is survived by his children, Sharon (Gary) Gaede and Steve (Paula) Wilson; and grandchildren, Jeff and Jason Gaede and Jennelle and Greg Wilson. Bob was born to Bert and Minnie Wilson on Oct. 19, 1925, in La Junta, Colo. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and retired as an assistant manager at Alpha Beta Packing Plant. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2006, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who desire may make memorials to the Kidney Foundation through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors.

Wilson, William W.
William W. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 1, 1987 - William W. Wilson, 208 W. Circle Dr., Aug. 28, 1987. Cremation. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Wilson Almont Chapel. Contributions may be made to St. Thomas More Hospice through Wilson Almont office.

Wilson, Woodrow J.
Woodrow J. "Woody" Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2005 - Woodrow J. "Woody" Wilson passed away Feb. 18, 2005, in Pueblo. Woody was born Jan. 11, 1913, in Chelsea, Okla., one of six children to Jasper and Minnie Wilson. He was a member of the Local No. 9 Union of Operating Engineers and the Calvary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite; his parents; and four brothers. His survivors include one brother, Roy of Washington; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation for Mr. Wilson will be from noon until 6 p.m. Wednesday, at the mortuary. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in the Mountain View Cemetery. Those wishing to attend should use the West Acero Street entrance.

Wilton, Gertrude C.
Gertrude C. Wilton - Pueblo Chieftain - June 3, 1927 - Gertrude C. Wilton, age 9 years, died at the family home, 908 East River Street. June 1. Body in care of T.G. McCarthy & Sons. Pueblo Chieftain - June 3, 1927 – Gertrude C. Wilton, age 9 years, little daughter of Mrs. Gertrude Wilton, passed away June 1 at the family home, 908 East River street. Gertrude attended the Fountain school and was beloved by all. The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock Saturday from the chapel of T. G. McCarthy & Sons and at 9:30 from St. Leandera church. Burial will be in Roseland cemetery.

Wilton, Henry J.
Henry J. Wilton - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 1944 - Henry J. Wilton, at Denver, May 11. Service Roselawn cemetery graveside Saturday following the arrival of the 11:40 train. Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 1944, graveside services Roselawn cemetery upon the arrival from Denver at noon Saturday.

Wilton, Jeffrey David Sr.
Jeffrey David Wilton Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 1993 - Jeffrey David Wilton Sr., Sept. 30, 1993. Husband of Joni Wilton. Father of Jeffrey David Jr., and Regina Marie Wilton. Son of William D. and Leona Wilton, Tucson, Ariz. Brother of John (Patti) Wilton, Colorado Springs, Lynn (Peter) Sutton, Pueblo, Raymond Wilton, Pueblo, Rose Ann (Chris) Mitchell, Colorado Springs, Patrick Wilton, Tucson, Ariz., William A. Wilton and James Wilton. Son-in-law of Josephine Bieker and Robert (Judy) Bieker. Grandson of Charles and Sarah DeMarco. Brother-in-law of Philip Bieker and Susan Bieker. Survived also by numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Frank Cedrone, Doris Gerry, and Marty Bechina, Pueblo. Mr. Wilton was a lifetime Pueblo resident, a member of Christ the king Parish and President of A.C.M.E. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Christ the king Church. Inurnment, Imperial. The family will receive family and friends at 105 LaRochelle, the home of Lynn Sutton, immediately following the Inurnment. Donations may be made to the children's educational trust fund through the funeral home office.

Wilton, William D.
William D. Wilton - Pueblo Chieftain - September 6, 2003 - William D. Wilton, 77, Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Pueblo, Sept. 2. Survived by wife, Leona Wilton, Tucson; children, William, John, James, Lynn, Raymond, Rose Ann and Patrick. Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Liberty Point, Pueblo West. Bring Funeral Home, Tucson.

Wilz, William P.
William P. Wilz, M.D. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 1999 - William P. Wilz, M.D., born Feb. 25, 1956, in Philadelphia, Pa., died Aug. 18,1999, in Pueblo. Loving husband, father, son, brother, dedicated physician. William was a graduate of St. Joseph's Preparatory High School in Philadelphia1973- honor graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, June 1, 1977.Married Lynette Fox of Fowler on June 4, 1977. Graduated as an Alpha Omega Alpha honor graduate from Georgetown University Medical School in 1981. To the union of Bill and Lynette were born two sons, Andrew and Christopher, who also survive him. (William) Bill was honorably discharged from the Air Force in1992 and came to private practice in Pueblo in August 1989, joining Drs. Edward Mastro and Clifford Hoyle. William was a very popular surgeon. William was very active in his church as well as with several medical and civic groups. He was also very proud to have been a Cub Scout leader. Predeceased by father, Philip Wilz and grandparents, Al and Helen Wilz and Frank and Anna White. Survivors include wife, Lynette, of the family home- mother, Nancy Wilz, Cape May, N.J.- sisters, Kathy McGuire and her children, Christie (Brian) Mullins and Michael McGuire, Newton Square, Pa.- Nancy (Tom) Wargo, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.- Mary (John) Rosa and sons, Daniel and Matthew, Huntington Valley, Pa.- Peggy (Walt) Rex and children, Katie and Walt Jr. of Philadelphia. Other survivors include mother-in-law, Maxine Fox of Fowler- and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jonathan and Shari Fox and children, Sean, Ashleigh and Emilie, also of Fowler- uncle, Rev. John Wilz of Horsham, Pa.-aunts, Bee Wilz of Pine Hill, N.J., and Peggy Flynn of Laurel, Md., and Aunt Lolly Kutchner of Philadelphia, Pa., and many friends. Sung Vesper service, 7p.m. Sunday at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart with Father Anthony Wojcinski. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Most Rev. Arthur N. Tafoya, Bishop of Pueblo, officiating. Private inurnment in Fowler Cemetery.

Will, Nona Rae
Nona Rae McTavish Will - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 2004 - Nona Rae McTavish Will passed away May 2, 2004, in Pueblo. Nona was born Dec. 4, 1939, in Pueblo to Orville and Helen McTavish. She was an active member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, enjoyed genealogy, fishing and bowling. Nona was preceded in death by her parents; and son, Scott E. Will. Her survivors include her daughters, Raeanne (Sam Collins) Will of Pueblo, and Beth (Reggie) Will of Glenwood, Colo.; grandchildren, Samuel and Caitlyn Collins; her brothers, Jerry McTavish of Pueblo, and Alvin (Delores) Dale of Arizona; aunt, Ruth Reid of Pueblo; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation for Mrs. Will will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. today, at the mortuary. Graveside funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2004, in the Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Willard, Faye R.
Faye R. Willard- Colorado Springs Gazette - July 7, 1989 - Faye R. Willard, 86, of Florence died Wednesday in a Canon City nursing home. He had been employed at the Portland Ideal Cement Company until retiring. The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church of Florence, with the Rev. Claude H. Sullivan officiating. Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City. Mr. Willard was born May 21, 1903, in Coldwater, Kan., to Ed and Willa Ann (Williams) Willard. He had been a resident of the area since 1944. Mr. Willard was married May 5, 1925, in Oklahoma, to Capitola Bond, who preceded him in death. He remarried in 1984 in Florence to Kathryn Huddleston, who survives. Mr. Willard also is survived by four daughters, Wanda Bononcini of Florence, Waunita Baccarella of Pueblo, Lila Moore of Colorado Springs, and Carol Smith of Penrose; two brothers, Ed of Gillette, Wyo., and Hugh of Worland, Wyo.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Mr. Willard was preceded in death by a grandson and a great-grandson.

Willard, Helen Colleen
Helen Colleen Willard - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2000 - Helen Colleen Willard, born Feb. 17, 1926 in Fort Smith, Ark., passed away April 11, 2000, in Pueblo, Colo. Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Willard; and brothers, Bill, Clifford, Clarence and Thomas Sterling. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie (Bob) Zinanti; and son, Bob (Trudi) Willard, both of Pueblo. Mrs. Willard is also survived by her grandchildren, Nicholas and Christie Zinanti and Kimberly, Michael and Alec Willard. Helen was currently an officer of the Eagles Auxiliary No. 145, past president of REAC and a member of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church, and volunteered at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Meals on Wheels, SRDA and Care and Share. Helen knitted beautiful afghans as a hobby and loved going on bus trips with her friends to Cripple Creek and Denver. At her request cremation will take place. There will be a graveside inurnment, Friday, 10 a.m., at Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made in Helen's memory to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Willard, Richard N.
Richard N. Willard - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 1991- Richard N. Willard passed away unexpectedly Nov. 24, 1991. Survived by his wife, Connie J. Willard, of the family home; and his daughter, Rachel Willard, of Boulder, Born Nov. 15, 1939, in Huron, S.D., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring this year from US West Communications after 30 years of service. He was a private pilot and an avid ham operator and enjoyed working with computers. At his request, there will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Way through the funeral home office. The family will receive friends this week at the family home.

Willard, Robert
Robert Willard - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 1986 - Robert Willard passed away at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Florence Jan. 22, 1986. Father of Mrs. Katherine Crutchfield and Mrs. Evelyn (Willis) Andrew, Pueblo, Mrs. Wanda (Leon) Kiner, Wetmore, and Robert (Darlene) Willard, Colorado Springs; grandfather of Jason, Shannon, and Brandon Andrew, and Rick Campbell, all of Pueblo; Keven Crutchfield and Kim Bowshat, Long Beach, Calif.; Rob and Darla Willard, Colorado Springs; David Willard, U.S. Air Force; Rebecca Parnell, Los Angeles; Douglas Kiner, Wetmore, and Debbie McKown, Canon City. Predeceased by his wife, Mrs. Claudia L. Willard, Feb. 22, 1979, and stepson, Gene Campbell, April 8,1978. He was born on Dec. 4, 1910, in El Reno, Okla., and was a longtime Pueblo resident, having retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Rouch Chapel, with the Rev. Duane Shipman officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Willard, Rudolph
Rudolph Willard - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 1987 - Rudolph Willard, 75, passed away April 15, 1987. Mr. Willard is survived by his wife, Emma Willard of Pueblo; two nieces, Louise King and Elizabeth Connor, both of Pueblo; and sister-in-law Annie Boone. He is survived also by numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Willard was born July 8, 1910, in Pinehurst, N.C. Visitation hours from noon until 8 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home, and from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home. Service at 2 p.m. Monday, April 20, 1987, at Imperial Chapel, with Merle Clowe officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1225 Eastern following interment.

Willard, Stuart H.
Stuart H. Willard - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2000 - Stuart H. Willard, 27, passed away March 8, 2000, as a result of an automobile accident. Services will be held in Oklahoma.

Willbanks, Mary M.
Mary M. Willbanks - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1997 - Mary M. Willbanks passed away Dec. 28, 1997, at her home in Pueblo West. She was born on Jan. 17, 1926, to William A. Daniels and Madeleene L. Deniston Daniels in Concrete, Colo., and had lived in Pueblo since 1992. Her survivors include her husband, Frank, of the family home- children, Bob (Darla) Willbanks of Blende, Jerry Lee Willbanks of La Junta and Sherry Dee (Danny) Kaufman of La Junta- six grandchildren, Kacee, Whitney, Tad and Nick Willbanks, Mandy (Ross Allsworth) Kaufman and Lonnie Kaufman- three brothers, Arthur (Anna) Daniels of Penrose, William (Gwen) Daniels of Penrose and Richard (Pam) Daniels of Westcliffe, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. At her request, no viewing or services. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Those wishing to do so may make contributions in memory of Mary to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, Colo. 81004.

Willburn, Alice
Mrs. Alice Willburn - World Independent – March 21, 1947 - Pioneer Gardner Resident Dies In Mancos - Mrs. Alice Willburn, widow of the late A.O. Willburn, and a pioneer resident of the Gardner community, died at the home of her son in Mancos, Colo., late yesterday at the age of 87. Mrs. Willburn was born in 1860 in Banks county, Georgia and came to Colorado in 1868 by ox caravan with the thirteenth Green Russell party out of Georgia. She was the oldest daughter of Ashbery Quillain, a Methodist Minister here in the early days. She is survived by eight children, including three daughters, Ovie LeMay and Agnes Campbell of Olds, Alberta, Canada, and Nancy Wright of Mancos; and five sons, Ned and Sid Willburn of Walsenburg, Jim Willburn of Gardner, Dr. Charles Willburn of Alamosa; and Bob Willburn of Mancos. Also by three sisters, Fannie, Hattie, and Emma Quillian, all of Fort Worth, Tex., by 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in Gardner, under the direction of the Furphy mortuary of Walsenburg, who will announce the services later.

Willburn, Frances
Frances Genevieve Wells Willburn – Huerfano World – December 29, 2005 – Frances Genevieve Wells Willburn departed this life Dec. 8. She was born on the Thomas Ranch near Egbert, WY on Dec. 23, 1907 to Clement "Clem" Oscar Wells and Margaret "Maggie" Rogers Wells. She was the granddaughter of Colorado pioneers Thomas Rogers and Frances Davis Rogers. Mrs. Willburn grew up at the foot of the East Spanish Peak. She attended Walsenburg School and graduated from Aguilar High School. She also attended Western State College in Gunnison and Trinidad State Junior College. Mrs. Willburn taught at a number of country schools and met Robert F. Willburn while teaching the Maes Creek School in Huerfano County. They were married June 12, 1927 in Ojo, CO. They ranched in Custer, Huerfano, and Montezuma Counties. Bob died Jan. 24, 1956 in Cortez, CO. After Bob's Death, Mrs. Willburn did home nursing for the elderly in Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado for 23 years. In 1979, upon retirement, she moved to Longmont, CO, where she lived until her death. Mrs. Willburn was a member of the Mancos United Methodist Church. She is survived by her son, Frank Willburn of Mancos, CO; daughter Genevieve Gablehouse of Boulder, CO. Nine grandchildren, Time Gablehouse, Arvada, CO; Dan Gablehouse, Longmont; Nancy Fossum, Plymouth, MN; Bob Willburn, Mancos; John Willburn, Salem, OR; Scott Willburn, Delores, CO Kelly Calkins, Wellington, CO; Joe Willburn, Mancos; Janet Schebesta, Page, AZ; seventeen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son-in-law Reuben H. "Gabe" Gablehouse and brothers Timothy O. Wells and Lester T. Wells. Services were held at the Community Church of Gardner in Gardner on Dec. 12. She was buried next to Bob in the Upper Huerfano Valley Cemetery, where five generations of the family are buried.

Willburn, Marguerite F.
Marguerite F. Willburn - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 1986 - Marguerite F. Willburn of Crestone passed away June 29 1986. She was born Dec. 8, 1915 in Walsenburg. Survivors include her husband, John A. Willburn of Crestone; four children, Peggy Morehead, Blytheville, Ark., Pete Willburn, Thorne Bay, Alaska, Bill Willburn, Sidney, Neb., Janet Kent, Victoria, Texas; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Maynard Owens, Trinidad; several nieces and nephews A private service will be held Thursday, July 3, at Crestone Cemetery.

Willcox, Randy
Randy Willcox - Huerfano world - January 17, 1991 - Funeral service for Randy Willcox 25, of Englewood, were held Wednesday from Bulloch Mortuary in that city. Mr. Willcox died of double pneumonia on Sunday, Jan. 13, 1991. Survivors include his wife, Rhonda and daughter, Audra, Englewood; his parents, Dick and Georgia Willcox, Englewood; two brothers Rodney and Christopher; his grandparents, Ewell and Lucille Woodring La Veta and Bena Huffman, Durango. Following cremation his ashes will be scattered in a pasture of the Woodring Ranch east of La Veta.

Willcutt, Mamie E.
Mamie E. Willcutt - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2003 - Mamie E. Willcutt passed away May 8, 2003, in Pueblo. She was born Dec. 12, 1905, in Springfield, Mo., the oldest of six children to Myrtle and Charles Viles. Mamie loved being a beautician and had several different beauty shops in Pueblo. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she was baptized at the age of 77. With her husband, Albert, she enjoyed camping and fishing and appreciated their many blessings. Mamie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Albert W. Willcutt; and four brothers and sisters. Her survivors include her children, Charles Harpel and Barbara J. (Ernie) Welch; her brother Jess Viles, five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mamie is also survived by the many caretakers who loved and cared for her and Albert over the years, especially Betty Gallegos who was with Mamie for 11 years. Visitation for Mrs. Willcutt will be held from 9 a.m. until service time on Tuesday, May 13. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Davis Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Dvirnak officiating. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery.

Willett, Judith
Judith "Jean" Willett - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2004 - Judith "Jean" Willett, 82, passed away on Feb. 8, 2004. Jean was born on June 21, 1921, in Alia Sicily, Italy, to the union of Frank and Nancy Ricotta, who preceded her in death. She is also preceded by her uncle, Vincent Marion. Jean was the proud owner of "Jean's Beauty Shop," where she and her sisters worked as beauticians. She loved bowling and her Bible class. She was the beloved wife of Thomas Willett for the past 61 years. She is also survived by her son, Thomas Vincent Willett of Boulder, Colo.; her daughter, Linda Diane French of Orlando, Fla.; two granddaughters, Tamara and Michelle French; her sisters, Constance (Edward) Pryor, Elizabeth (Pete) Albanese, Lucille (Robert) Moore; her brother, Frank (Carole) Ricotta; and many nieces and nephews. Viewing will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, and a vigil service will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday evening; both to be held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral Mass will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at Holy Family Church. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean's memory to Holy Family Church.

Willetts, Bailey Ryan
Bailey Ryan Willetts - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2000 - Bailey Ryan Willetts, beloved infant daughter of Lisa Buccambuso and Ryan Willetts went to be with the Lord on May 21, 2000. Also survived by grandmother, Anne Buccambuso; and aunt, Emma Buccambuso. Private family service.

Willey, Hope A.
Hope A. Willey - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 2002 - Hope A. Willey, 82, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 2, 2002. Survived by husband, Albert Neil Willey; son, Don Willey; sister, Mildred Beurman; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; nephew, Albert Beurman; nieces, Marie Peter and Elizabeth Burgett; and several other nieces and nephews. Mass services to be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, at St. Paul's Church, 142 S. Stardust Drive, Pueblo West. Graveside services, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 at Imperial.

Willging, Rosemary
Rosemary Willging - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2000 - Rosemary Willging, 72, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 4, 2000. Rosemary retired after 16 years of dedication to the students of Pueblo School District No. 60. She was a member of the Pueblo Irish Club and the Business of Arts in Colorado Springs. Rosemary was an avid student of art history and languages. She will be remembered for her visual arts. She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Bill Willging; son, Dan (Julie) Willging; daughter, Ellen Moira Willging; granddaughter, Kelli; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services at Christ the King Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Willhite, Louise M.
Louise M. Willhite - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 1998 - Louise M. Willhite, 86, of Holly, died Nov. 6, 1998. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998, at the Holly United Methodist Church. Burial in the Holly Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, 1998, at the Holly United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions to United Methodist Church or the Holly Cemetery Improvement Fund.

Willhoit, Marie A.
Marie A. Willhoit - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 6, 1990 - Marie A. Willhoit, 59, of Colorado Springs died Saturday at a local hospital. She had been an inspector for Hewlett Packard for 20 years. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. today at Swan-Law Eastside Sunset Chapel Mortuary, 3825 Airport Road. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary with the Rev. Glenn O. McPherson officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mrs. Willhoit was born Oct. 27, 1930, in Georgetown, N.Y., to Cleon and Marian (Crockford) Humphrey. She had lived in Colorado Springs since 1961. She was married May 6, 1972, in Colorado Springs, to Charles Willhoit, who survives. Mrs. Willhoit also is survived by two sons, Michael Simpson of Attica, N.Y., and Jim Simpson of Fletcher, N.C.; two daughters, Linda Hall of Denver and Jean of Colorado Springs; two brothers, Gerald Reynolds of California and Cleon Humphrey Jr. of Simla; a sister, Juanita Reynolds of Pueblo; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Willhoite, Jeff W.
Jeff W. Willhoite - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 1998 - Jeff W. Willhoite of La Junta, died Jan. 8, 1998, in La Junta. Services, 2 p.m. Monday, at the Jubilee Fellowship Church in Swink with Pastor Paul Owens officiating. Interment, Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice direct or through the funeral home.

Wimsatt, Joseph
Joseph "Danny" Wimsatt - The Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1955 - Services 10:30 a.m. Friday, Davis Mortuary Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Lloyd Sparks, pastor of Broadway Christian Church, officiating. At Mountain View, military honors will be conferred by an Air Force detachment from Colorado Springs.

Winchester, Augustine
Augustine Winchester - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2005 - Augustine Winchester, 49, passed away Aug. 9, 2005, in Pueblo. Service in Louisiana.

Wind, Franz P. Jr.
Franz P. Wind Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 1985 - Franz P. Wind Jr., late of Phoenix, Ariz., died Sunday, Oct. 27, 1985, in a Phoenix nursing home. Survived by daughter, Betty (Art) McFarlane of 149 C Douglas Lane, where the family may be contacted. Also survived by seven grandchildren, Cathy (Bill) Clymer, Richard (Dianne) Bennett, Michael Bennett, Jason Bennett, Brian Bennett, Betsy Bennett, and Franz Peter (Dona) Wind IV; one great-grandson, Timmy Van Pelt; two sisters, Louise Kotter and Irene VanLiew, both of Denver; numerous nieces and nephews. Born April 27, 1900, in Akron, Colo. Pueblo resident for 32 years prior to moving to Arizona in 1975. Employed as a life insurance salesman for Prudential Insurance Company for 42 years, retiring in 1965. Preceded in death by wife, Dorothy; one son, Franz P. Wind III; and one brother. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Roselawn Cemetery, with the Rev. James Maley officiating. Visitation from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today.

Winden, George LaVern
George LaVern Winden - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2004 - George LaVern Winden, 74, passed away May 23, 2004. He was born Nov. 14, 1928, in Wray, Colo. His wife, Dixie Lee Moore; and his children, Katherine (Larry) Wales, Vickie Winden, David Winden, Penny (Corey) Hepworth, Julane (Jim) Kurtz and Duane (Maria) Winden survive George Winden. His sons, Ted and James Winden also precede George in death. Twenty-five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive their grandfather. George is preceded in death by his parents, William and Winefred (Ray) Winden; six brothers, Leverett, Alfred, William Henry, Edward and Franklin; and three sisters, Lizzie, Thelma and Violet. His youngest brother, Gilbert Winden, Roseburg, Ore., survives him. George was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a steelworker and a farmer. Public viewing will be from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the service. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 28, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel at 4720 Surfwood. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Wine, Floyd O.
Floyd O. Wine - Durango Herald - November 15, 2004 - Floyd O. Wine, a longtime Durango gunsmith, died on Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at his home in Rocheport, Mo. Mr. Wine was born Feb. 16, 1948, in Stow, Ohio, to Ottmer Floyd and Margerette Zacharuski. He graduated from Stow High School and attended Ohio Northern University. He graduated from gunsmithing school in Trinidad. On July 5, 1986, Mr. Wine married Carol Dale at the Fort Lewis College Chapel. They competed in shooting competitions and raised wirehair pointers. He owned and operated the Gunsmith Shoppe in Durango for 25 years, and he had recently moved to Columbia, Mo., where he was the gunsmithing/riflesmithing product line manager for Midway USA. Mr. Wine was an avid hunter and sportsman. He was considered one of the top all-around shooters in the country. He taught hunter education in the Durango area for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Carol, of Rocheport, Mo.; his mother, Marge; and sister, Debbie, of Stow, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his son Brian O. Wine. Memorial contributions can be sent to the Durango Gun Club, P.O. Box 75, Durango, CO 81302. A celebration of Mr. Floyd's life will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4031.

Winfield, Tilden
Tilden Winfield – Telluride Daily Journal – August 8, 1902 – Horrible Coal Mine Explosion – Gas and Powder Explode in Mine Number Three at Town of Bowen, Near Trinidad – Thirteen Bodies Recovered – Note: Tilden Winfield is listed among the dead of the Bowen Mine disaster, August 7, 1902. Tilden Winfield: American, single. He was a "machine helper" for the Union Coal Company; cause of death was an explosion. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." Note: Newspaper articles also list this man as J. Winfield. See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/bowen.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Winfrey, Dorothy M.
Dorothy M. Winfrey - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2000 - Dorothy M. Winfrey, 62, of Pueblo, passed away Monday, July 17, 2000. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Ray C. Winfrey. She is survived by her children, Mark Brickman, Michael (Lori) Clark of Apache Junction, Ariz., Terry Bacca of Pueblo; grandchildren, Mark (Danielle) Brickman, Linda (Cosme) Brickman, Eunice Brickman, Jamie (Will) Armenta, Jeramie Bacca, Kevin Clark, Kristina Clark; as well as numerous great-grandchildren and beloved friends. Graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Roselawn Cemetery, with Frank Davied, minister. A reception to follow at Roselawn Reception Hall. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations be made to the Pueblo Animal League.

Wing, Ralph O.
Ralph O. Wing - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2001 - Ralph O. Wing, 83, of Canon City passed away July 22, 2001, in Pueblo. Among his survivors are his wife, Mary C. Wing of Canon City; sons, Ralph (Brenda) Wing of Pueblo, Tom (Lynn) Wing and Marvin (Jacque) Wing, both of Longmont, Colo. Services will be held in Boulder. Full notice on Web Site www.montgomerysteward.com.

Wingert, Yolanda
Yolanda Wingert - Pueblo Chieftain - November 01, 2001 - Yolanda Wingert, 64. Memorial Mass, 1 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Church in Alamosa.

Winget, Norma J.
Norma J. "Jeanie" Winget - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2005 - Norma J. "Jeanie" Winget, 64, passed away Nov. 13, 2005. Survived by her husband of 46 years, Gordon L. Winget; children, Patricia Ann (Carl) Mead of Kaysville, Utah, Frances Marie (Jerry) Abbott of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Gordon R. (Kristie) Winget of Orem, Utah; sisters, Anna Lou Kelsey of Farmington, Utah, Wilma Bodle of Pueblo, Bonnie (Don) Brantley and Connie (Bob) Gibbons, both of Price, Utah; brother, Bob (Ginny) Trower of Alamosa, Colo.; and 14 grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, Garlin and Lorna Trower. Norma was born Feb. 9, 1941, in Alamosa, Colo. She was a medical transcriptionist. Her first love was her family. She also loved to cook and was a great friend to everyone with whom she came in contact. She was an active member of Church of Jesus Christ of LDS. The family will receive friends and relatives from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, 4720 Surfwood, with Bishop H. Ted Hawken officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Winget, Weldon
Weldon "Dale" Winget - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2002 - Weldon "Dale" Winget, 75, passed away May 15, 2002. Survived by his children, Kimie (Paul) Barger of Branson, Mo., Danny (Susan) Winget of Houston, Texas, and Steven Winget of Texas; grandchildren, Danny and Scott Winget, Kari and Kelley Barger; siblings, Neoma Parks and Wayne Winget, both of Pueblo, Nadine Tobin of Missouri, J.C. Winget of Indiana and Gordon "Red" (Jeanie) Winget of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his son, Cecil Ray Winget. Dale was born Aug. 1, 1926, in Knox County, Mo., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Johnny's Boiler Shop after many years of service. Dale was a talented welder who enjoyed fabricating many welded creations. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2002, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. George White officiating. A reception will follow at noon at Neoma Park's home, 2608 Thatcher.

Wingo, Hazel S.
Hazel S. Wingo - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 1999 - Hazel S. Wingo, 88, passed away April 27, 1999. Survived by her daughter, Sherry Wingo, Pueblo- son, Marvin (Mary Lou) Packard, Rio Rancho, N.M.-sister, Virginia Drennen, Denver- grandchildren, Marsha (Lee) Hamner, Ross Packard, Marla (William) Smith, and Marcie (Kim) Holland- and great-grandchildren, Dawn Hamner, Jay Hamner, Avery Hamner and David Tollerud. Preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe Wingo on May 23, 1989. Born to Oliver Jackson and Sudie Belle (nee Nabors) Laney on Feb. 6, 1911, in Grenada, Miss. Hazel graduated from Grenada Hospital School of Nursing. She was an operating room supervisor at Parkview Hospital for 13 years and retired from Parkview after 30 years of service. She was a member of American Business Women's Association. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 6p.m. Friday. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 1999, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Robert Enck officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food.

Wingo, Willard J.
Willard J. Wingo - Modesto Bee - August 22, 2005 - Modesto, CA - Willard J. Wingo, 83, of Waterford died Friday at Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. Mr. Wingo was a native of Stonewall, Colo., and lived in Waterford 57 years. He was a milker for Foster Farms for 35 years. He was a member of the Foursquare Gospel Church. He enjoyed traveling and the Bible. He is survived by his children, Larry Wingo, Sheila Williams and Susan Luper, all of Modesto, Bobby McLelland of Bennett, Colo., and Pat Bates of Hickman; brothers, Alvin Wingo of Lodi and Jr. Keeney of Montana; sisters, Vivian Hedden of Waterford and Carol Linan of Turlock; and 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Wingo; son, Richard McLelland; and three siblings. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson. Lakewood Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Wininger, Lenore
Lenore (McDaniel) Wininger - Woodburn Independent - July 27, 2006 - Lenore Wininger (McDaniel), 88, of Reedsport, formerly of Woodburn, died July 19, 2006. Born Nov. 2, 1917 in Rye, Colo., she worked as a homemaker, had worked as a lathe operator and as a nurse's aide from 1935 to 1940. She married Clyde Wininger in 1939 in Vancouver, Wash., and they made their home in Portland before moving to Woodburn in 1949, to Silverton in 1956 and to Reedsport in 1964. He preceded her in death in 1981. She is survived by daughter, Juanita Woodard of Vancouver, Wash.; sisters, Lynn Barlow, Joan Haugan, Connie Boyd; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. July 31 at Hauser Community Church in Bend. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 2 at Belcrest Memorial Gardens in Salem. Arrangements are by Cornwell Colonial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of choice or to the Hauser Community Church, 69411 Wildwood Rd., North Bend, OR 97459.

Winkler, Johnnie Mae
Johnnie Mae Winkler - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2001 - Johnnie Mae Winkler, 74, of Pueblo, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2001. She will always be remembered as a wonderful mother, an avid bingo player, a gardener. She also enjoyed fishing and music. She is predeceased by her husband, Richard Winkler. Johnnie Mae is survived by her son, James St. Clair; and other family members. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Winkler, Winorr Catherine
Winorr Catherine "Winnie" Winkler - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 13, 2009 - Winorr Catherine "Winnie" Winkler, age 76, a resident of the Pikes Peak region since 1971 and formerly of Woodland Park, Colorado and Mentor, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs. She was a retired banker. Winnie was born on August 14, 1932 in Akron, Ohio to the late William and Nioma Marie (Messer) Winkler. She was a 1950 graduate of Clearfield High School. Her professional life included serving as Vice President of Park State Bank and Executive Loan Officer at Vector Bank in Woodland Park. She also volunteered as an Income Tax Preparer for many years for families in the Fountain Valley. She was a devoted advocate for her severely disabled daughter, overseeing her lifelong care and well being. Her greatest joy was found in family She is survived by her son: David (wife, Carolee) Notor of Carbondale, Colorado; her daughters: Karen Notor of Security, Colorado and Linda (husband, Mike) Eslinger of Widefield, Colorado. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Steven (wife, Chassie) Eslinger of Pueblo and Sarah Eslinger of Widefield; and her great -grandson: Noah James Eslinger. Also surviving her is her brother: Rev. William Winkler of Israel and a host of relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother: James Winkler and her former husband, Robert Retzler. Visitation will be held from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home. A Service of Remembrance will take place at 2:00 pm on Monday, March 16, 2009 at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel. Private entombment will follow at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Gate of Heaven. Memorials may be made in her name to the ARC of the Pikes Peak Region, 12 N. Meade Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909. Blessed be her memory.

Winn, Larry R.
Larry R. Winn - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2005 - Larry R. Winn passed away Feb. 9, 2005, in Pueblo. Larry was born Feb. 24, 1949, in Trenton, N. J., and had lived in Pueblo since 1973. He was a member of the Lake Avenue Baptist Church. His survivors include his children, Noelle Winn of Craig, and Bradley Winn of Colorado Springs; sister, Joy (Bill) Dillmeier of New Jersey; and two nieces. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at 749 Ardath Lane.

Winn, Verda L.
Verda L. Wynn - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 1987 - Verda L. Wynn, 72, passed away at her home, 813 Belmont, on Jan. 28, 1987. Mrs. Wynn is survived by her husband, Victor M. Wynn. She is also survived by one sister, Glodine Kirkland, Colorado Springs; two brothers, Roy W. (Donna R.) Smith of Pueblo; Clifford M. (Rozie) Smith Jr. of Denver; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Wynn resided in Pueblo for the past 63 years. Mr. and Mrs. Wynn were married in Sun City, Ariz., on April 8, 1961, and she was employed as a clothing saleslady at various clothing stores for the past 30 years. She was active in Painters Auxiliary No. 79 in Denver, and in various bowling leagues in Pueblo. Her avocation was reading cards for friends and was a home counselor. Visitation hours from noon until 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, and 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, Jan. 31. Service at 1 p.m., Jan. 31, at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Singing Tower, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment. The family may be contacted at 813 Belmont.

Winneka, Otto
Otto Winneka - Pueblo Chieftain - November 7, 1894 - Otto Winneka, one of the oldest residents of Pueblo, died yesterday afternoon at the Woman's hospital, aged 69 years. Mr. Winneka came to Colorado in 1858, crossing the plains with an immigrant train. Since coming here he has been continuously engaged at his trade, that of a carpenter, until within the past two or three years, when he became too feeble to work. At one time, he was a very heavy holder of real estate in Pueblo, being one of the owners of the property upon which the Grant hotel stands. In the early days, he was one of the hearty supporters of any public enterprise, but he never held any office in the gift of the people. He knew his own history better than any one else, having lived a very secluded life. He was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa, and after coming west his first business was that of carrying the mail between Pueblo and Fort Garland, Colo. His remains are at Sweeney & McCarthy's undertaking rooms. The time of the funeral has not yet been settled.

Winslow, Michael Ray
Michael Ray Winslow - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 1998 - Michael Ray Winslow passed away Feb. 21, 1998. Survived by his parents, Daniel and Mary Jo Winslow- brothers, Craig Winslow, Rye, Colo., and Joe (Leslie) Winslow, Greeley, Colo., and their children, Kayla and Kelsie, and sister, Melissa (Larry) Medill, and their children, Cody and Larissa. Also survived by his grandmother, Agnes Kirscht, Rye, Colo. Preceded in death by his grandfather, Joe Kirscht, Nov. 24, 1997. Cremation, Almont Crematory. , Wednesday, 11 a.m., Home United Methodist Church, Rye, Colo. Memorial contributions may be made in Michael's name to El Pueblo Boys and Girls Ranch in care of the funeral home office.

Winston, Tacoma Banks
Tacoma Banks Winston - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 1987 - Tacoma Banks Winston departed this life March 25, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. A lifetime Pueblo resident, she was born Sept. 9, 1915. Member of First AME Church, past choir president, steward emeritus, member of Dorcas-Walls Missionary Society of the church, and at the time of her death was member of the stewardess board and class leaders' council. Past president of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 163 and a lifetime member of NAACP. She married Romeo Winston on March 9, 1939, in Pueblo. He preceded her in death March 29, 1983, as did a brother, Charles "Chilly" Banks on March 17, 1986. Survivors include her daughter, Lynn Winston King-Masterson Pueblo; one sister, Capitola Revoal, Colorado Springs; grandson, Geodice King, Pueblo; cousins, James (Ernestine) Williams, Pueblo; 14 nieces and nephews; 38 grandnieces and grandnephews; 10 great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service. 1 p.m. Saturday, First AME Church, the Rev. E. D. Farris officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home.

Winter, Danny Martin
Danny Martin Winter - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1999 - Danny Martin Winter, 50, passed away Nov. 24, 1999, in Denver. Preceded in death by parents, Doreta and Virgil Winter; and grandparents, Delsie and Dick Overby. Danny was a graduate of East High School and Southern Colorado State College. He spent most of his adult life in the automobile business in Pueblo and Denver. Cremation. Service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Memorial Center, 1701 Wadsworth, Lakewood.

Winterhawk, Linda Kay
Linda Kay (Randolph) Winterhawk - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 2003 - Linda Kay (Randolph) Winterhawk, 48, passed away at the home of her mother in Pueblo on Nov. 4, 2003, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Linda was born and raised in Pueblo and Beulah, and attended Pueblo schools. After graduating from Wharton County Junior College in Texas, she worked as a medical records coder, traveling all over the United States working at different hospitals coding medical records. She was preceded in death by her father, Jess L. Randolph, in 1978. She is survived by her husband, Robert Blackwolf, El Paso, Texas; her mother, Bernice Randolph; and her only brother, Mark Randolph, both of Pueblo. Also survived by a son, Myrtis (Maya) Wilson, who is stationed in the U.S. Navy in Italy; grandchildren, Cole and Jake Wilson, Virginia, and Mira Wilson, Italy; nephews, Justin Randolph, Tennessee, and Jesse Winch, Pueblo; her aunt, Clara (Bill) Boardman, Pueblo; cousins, Debbie (Russ) Reid and Carri Reid, all of Denver. Linda loved animals, especially her horses, exotic birds and kitties. At her request, cremation has taken place. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in memory of Linda. She will be sadly missed and always so dearly loved.

Winters, Audrey M.
Audrey M. Winters - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2001 - Audrey M. Winters (nee McCray), age 90, of Sheldon, Ill., formerly of Pueblo, Colo., and West Bend, Wis., died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at Sheldon Meadows Nursing Home in Sheldon, Ill. She was born on May 1, 1911, in Beloit, Wis., to the late William and Mabel (nee Spencer) McCray. After graduating from college she spent over 30 years teaching in Wisconsin. She was a member and past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star, West Bend, Wis., Chapter No. 73. She is also survived by a son, Jerry (Barbara) Winters of Watseka, Ill.; a sister, Ilo Grisham of Pueblo, Colo.; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a sister, Floy McCray; a grandson, Jerry "Smokey" Winters; and a dear friend, Olga "Pete" Hatzung. An Eastern Star service will be held at Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service, West Bend, Wis., on Friday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m. with the funeral service to follow. Rev. William Dushek of Fifth Ave. United Methodist Church will officiate and burial will follow in Dartford Cemetery, Green Lake, Wis. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of services.

Winters, Barbara L.
Barbara L. Winters - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2006 - Barbara L. Winters passed away July 22, 2006. Survived by her husband, Gary L. Winters; children, Lori McClure, Pueblo West, Connie Farrell, Nashville, Tenn., Tracy Jordan Bond (Ken Vigil), Pueblo, James A. (Aimee) Bond, Pueblo, Annette (Steven) Thomas, Parker, Colo., Sheri L. (Kyle) Yates, Fort Collins, Colo.; sister, Kathryn (Ken) Hicks, Pueblo West; sisters-in-law, Janice (Don) Zgaynor, Scottsbluff, Neb. and Susan (Lou) Dario, Pueblo; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her first husband, James N. Bond; parents, Anthony and Nina Schmidt; son, Larry J. Bond; and brother, Gary Schmidt. Barbara was a lifetime Pueblo resident. She retired from the Colorado State Hospital as a data processing supervisor and later worked as the office coordinator for the Rosemount Museum. She was a member of St. Pius X Parish. At her request there will be no viewing. Rosary, 6 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2006, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2006; both services will be held at St. Pius X Parish, 3130 Morris Ave., with the Rev. Father William Huber and the Rev. Father Michael DeSciose as concelebrants. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rosemount Museum, through Montgomery & Steward.

Winters, Charles R.
Charles R. Winters – Yuma Pioneer – April 1, 1910 – Charles R. Winters, aged 62, was killed by a train at Pueblo Monday night.

Winters, Clara T. French
Clara T. French Winters - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 1998 - Clara T. French Winters, born Oct. 7, 1914, in Teutopolis, Ill., passed away Feb. 26, 1998. She was the daughter of Tony and Margaret Bergfeld. Mrs. Winters was raised on a farm and educated in the local grade and high school. She married Holbert M. French in May 1936. She worked in various offices of real estate, insurance and accounting until 1947 when she and her husband moved to La Junta and opened French Realty and Insurance Agency. In 1951 they moved their business to Pueblo and continued it until Holbert's death in 1967. After her husband's death, she continued her business until 1985, closing the business and selling her property at 113 W. Routt and going to work as a sales associate for Holloran Realty, retiring in October 1992. She was married to Vernon B. Winters in 1973 and he passed away in 1979. Survived by her two sons, Sherman H. (Marilyn) French, Pueblo, and Thomas D. (Nancy) French, Denver- grandchildren, Michael and Kristen French, Pueblo, Lance (Zuki) French, Denver, and Michele (Dennis) Bauer, Denver. Also survived by stepson, Vernon (Esther) Winters Jr., Denver- stepdaughters, Betty Munn, Denver, and Joan Wyer, Fullerton, Calif.- sister, Mary McClain, Sigel, Ill.- as well as 10 step-grandchildren- brother-in-law, Robert Ellis, Vandalia, Ill.- and sisters-in-law, Esther Williams and Eileen Winters, both of Pueblo. Predeceased by her parents- her two husbands- two infant children- brother, John Bergfeld- and sister, Agnes Ellis. She was a member of Christ the King Parish and the Council of Catholic Women in which she was very active. She is also a former member of the Pueblo Board of Realtors and the State and National Realtor Boards. Visitation, Sunday, 3-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Services, Christ the King Church. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Council of Catholic Women in care of the funeral home office or the church.

Winters, Donald E. II
Donald E. Winters II - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2000 - Donald E. Winters II, 36, passed away April 20, 2000. Survived by parents, Donald E. and Dorothy R. Winters; sisters, Cheryl (Jack) Makovsky, Brenda (Joseph) Zeman and Aimee (Michael) Tihonovich; three nephews; three nieces; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Don worked as a radiological technician and loved the outdoors. He graduated from Central High School in 1982 and attended USC and PCC, where he received an associate's degree in applied science in 1989. Graveside services, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Winters, Frank
Frank Winters - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - May 12, 1916 - Frank Winters, 22, a machinist's helper at Pueblo, was thrown from a plunging motorcycle with such force that his skull was fractured and he died at St. Mary's hospital.

Winters, Geraldine
Geraldine "Geri" Winters - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 1999 - Geraldine "Geri" Winters, 83, went home to be with her Lord on Dec. 14, 1999. Geri was an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church for over 50 years and was a member of Pueblo Chapter No. 7 Order of Eastern Star. Her family, friends and traveling with Vern were the center of her life. She was a loving and caring mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. "Mombo" and her joyful laughter will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vern, and her parents, Geneva and Fred Norvell. Geri is survived by her sons, Lanny (Helen) Winters, Rio Rancho, N.M., and Ronald Winters, Pueblo West; five grandchildren, Karen (Rob) McQuaid, Duncanville, Texas, Michael (Meredith) Winters, Albuquerque, N.M., Russell (Julie) Winters, Amarillo, Texas, Shanna (Stuart) Anderson, Albuquerque, and Ryan Winters, Boulder; six great-grandchildren, Mike, Andrea and Matthew McQuaid, Mark and Ashley Winters and Riley Anderson. Also surviving are her sisters-in-law, Irene Winters, Pueblo, and Norene Anderson, Turlock, Calif.; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Winters will lie in state from noon until 7 p.m. today at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, in the Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford, with Rev. Kim James and Rev. Robert Windsor officiating. Entombment will follow in Imperial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be given in memory of Geri to the Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford, Pueblo, Colo., 81005.

Winters, Glen H.
Glen H. Winters - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 1999 - Glen H. Winters, 76, currently a resident of Canadian, Texas, formerly a longtime Las Animas-La Junta area resident, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, in Amarillo, Texas. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at the United Methodist Church in Las Animas, Colo. Interment will be in the Las Animas Cemetery.

Winters, Harold L.
Harold L. Winters - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 1986 - Harold L. Winters of 2805 Eighth Ave., June 28, 1986. Husband of Eileen Winters and father of Shirley (Gary) Shiflett; Cheryl Winters; Tammy (Brian) Snyder and Sherry (Charlie) Garrett, all of Pueblo, and Debbie (Harold) Rudolph, Colorado City. Brother of Norman (Esther) Winters; Hazel (Ray) Onstott and Naomi Highline, Pueblo, and Vesta King, Santa Ana, Calif. Survived also by six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother, Vernon Winters, and a sister, Veva Sluder. A lifelong Pueblo resident and a 34-year member of Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90, Mr. Winters was a partner in Winters Lathing and Construction for the past 40 years, retiring in 1976. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, will be conducted by the Rev. George White. Concluding rites, Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90. The family will greet friends at the chapel following the service.

Winters, Irene
Irene Winters - Pueblo Chieftain - June 06, 2001 - Irene Winters, 84, passed on June 6, 2001. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Lee Winters Jr. Survived by son, Donald Winters; nieces, Susan Daurio and Janice Zgaynor; nephews, Gary Winters, Larry Winters and Ronald Winters. Irene was a longtime resident of Pueblo, and retired from American Federal Savings and Loan. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m., June 8, 2001, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Winters, J. R.
J. R. Winters – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – June 27, 1873 – We learn with regret, that Mr. J. R. Winters, editor of the Trinidad Enterprise, died at his home in Trinidad, on Saturday last, after a brief illness. Mr. Winters came to the territory about six months ago, from Hannibal, Missouri, where he edited the Courier, and where he has many friends who will be saddened by the intelligence of his unexpected demise. The many friends he has made in Colorado, will also mourn his loss.

Winters, Lee Jr.
Lee Winters Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 1999 - Lee Winters Jr., "Mooner," passed away April 20, 1999. He was born Aug. 24, 1917, in McCune, Kan., to Lovah Mae and Lee Winters. The family moved to Canon City in 1921 and to Pueblo in 1929, where he resided the rest of his life. He was loved and admired by all who knew him, especially his family, and will be sadly missed. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Irene Winters- son, Donald E. Winters of Loveland, Colo. - sister, Norene Anderson of Turlock, Calif. - sister-in-law, Geraldine Winters of Pueblo- nieces and nephews, Lanny (Helen) Winters of Albuquerque, N.M., Ronald Winters of Pueblo West, Janice (Don) Zgaynor of Scottsbluff, Neb., Gary (Barbara) Winters of Pueblo West and Susan (Lou) Daurio of Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Lovah Mae- infant sister who died at birth- brothers, Vernon and Virgil- sister-in-law, Ethel (Martin) Winters- brother-in-law, Paul Foreman- and niece, Patricia Pope. Lee was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, the Old Timers, Elks BPOE No. 90 and the International Typographical Union CWA for many years. He was employed at the Star-Journal and Chieftain for 47 years. He also served in the Army Infantry in the South Pacific during World War II for four years. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Lee's memory to Wesley United Methodist Church or the BPOE No. 90 Endowment.

Winters, Norman Raymond
Norman Raymond Winters - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 1986 - Norman Raymond Winters, late of 3003 Bay State Ave., died July 30, 1986, at a local hospital. Survived by his wife, Esther Winters of the family home; son, Ronald (Shelby) Winters, Orlando, Fla.; daughter, Cynthia Renee Harrison, Pueblo; stepsons, Francis (Loretta) Gersic, Oak Creek, Colo.; and Joseph Gersic, Littleton. Also survived by five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, sisters, Hazel (Ray) Onstott, Pueblo; Naomi Highline, Pueblo; Vesta King, Santa Ana, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews. Life member of BPOE No. 90. Pueblo resident since 1938. Born Aug. 15, 1921, in Attica, Kan. Preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Vernon Winters and a sister, Veva Sluder. Mr. and Mrs. Winters were married Feb. 21, 1963, in Pueblo. At his request no services, cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium.

Winters, Raymond
Raymond "Ray" Winters - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2003 - Raymond "Ray" Winters, 44, passed away July 11, 2003. He is preceded in death by his mother, Eleanor Mason. Survived by his children, Bryan Barnes, Denver; Rhiannon Winters, Los Angeles, Calif., Amber Mitchell and Sarah Mitchell, both of Pueblo; and by his father, Ronald L. Winters, Pueblo. Ray was the owner of "As You Like It Catering" in Pueblo. Cremation, with memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2003, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. The family respectfully requests condolences and flowers be made through the funeral home, and the omission of food.

Winters, Ronald Lee
Ronald Lee Winters - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2006 - Ronald Lee Winters died at home following a sudden illness on Jan. 16, 2006. He was born June 22, 1936 in Romeo, Colo. as the third child of Walter W. and Alma Nolty Winters. His parents, sister Bernice (Tedrow) and brother Stanley all preceded him in death. Ron worked either in the military or support companies for 36 years. He joined the US Marine Corps in 1952 serving in Korea. Following his Honorable discharge from the Marines, he worked a short time with the railroad and CF&I. In 1958 he enlisted in the US Air Force. His specialty and training was in electronics. With the USAF he served in Tex., Okinawa, Japan and Fla. He then worked with several companies that supported the US military in Colo., Calif., Tex., Korea, Wash. and Germany. He retired in 1990 spending winters in Yuma, Ariz. and at his home in Pueblo during the summer. He enjoyed his membership and fellowship with the Elks club (BPOE), the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Ron had one son, Raymond Lee, who preceded him in death. He is survived by a granddaughter, Rhiannon Winters and three step children; Valdean (Petri), Laura (Schalk) and Patrick Sawyer. Also surviving are nephews and nieces Gerald Tedrow, David Tedrow, Carol Tedrow Davis, Bruce Tedrow, Sharon Winters Williams and Barry Winters. There will be grave side services at 11am on Tues., Jan. 24, 2006 at Imperial Memorial Gardens, 5450 Highway 78 West, Pueblo, Colo. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Services are under the direction of Charles Anthony Fumeral Home, Florence, Colo.

Wintersteen, George P.
George P. Wintersteen - Steamboat Pilot - April 26, 1905 – Former U. S. Commissioner Geo. P. Wintersteen died April 7th at the insane asylum at Pueblo.

Wirpsza, Elizabeth
Elizabeth "Betty" Wirpsza - Denver Rocky Mountain News - May 12, 1999 - Elizabeth "Betty" Wirpsza, of La Veta died May 4. Services were private. Mrs. Wirpsza was born in Ogema, Wis., on Feb. 16, 1919. She married Edmund R. Wirpsza, 1970. Survivors include her husband; sons David Monarchi of Boulder, Edward Monarchi of La Veta; daughters Teresa "Terri" Perkins of Breckenridge, Laura Peeke of Greeley, Anita Clark of Denver; brother John Mueller of Florida; sisters Alvina Dupofsky of Illinois, Frieda Salak of California; five grandchildren.

Wirth, Rose Ann
Rose Ann Wirth - Ashland Daily Tidings - March 26, 2006 - Ashland, OR - Rose Ann Wirth, June 19, 1913 - March 18, 2006 - Rose Wirth, 92, of Sweet Home, died Saturday at her home. Rose was born in Trinidad, CO to John and Agnes (Nemecek) Kufner. She grew up there on her family's dairy farm. She rode a horse to attend a one room school house until she went to Trinidad High School, where she graduated in 1929. Rose married Joseph A. Wirth on September 16, 1931. They moved to Modoc Point, OR in 1935 where her husband got his start in the lumber industry. Their oldest son, Joseph was born there at home, in 1937. Their son Vernon was born in Klamath Falls in 1939. Rose took a business course at the start of WWII and worked as Mr. Lamm's secretary at Lamm's Lumber Co. until the mill closed after the war ended. They moved to Ashland in 1947 and spent many happy years there. Rose became active in the First Methodist Church and the PTA. She and her husband were Cub Scout leaders in their sons' troop and for several years after. Their daughter Wilma was born there in 1952. Rose's father and uncle both lived on the Ashland property and raised large vegetable and flower gardens, berries and fruit and nut trees. Rose did a lot of canning and cooking. She and her husband loved to host gatherings for their extended family and friends at their home, cooking for the "clan" and spending hours playing pinochle or scrabble and enjoying each others' company. Rose was an accomplished seamstress and used her treadle sewing machine to make clothes for her immediate family and many nieces and nephews. She even took a tailoring class to learn to make coats, and ladies suits. She also crocheted and embroidered beautifully. Rose loved to read and became interested and informed in many areas. She also had regular correspondence with many relatives and friends. She worked as a part time bookkeeper at Siskiyou Lumber Co. then in a bookkeeping office in Ashland after her daughter started school. They had to leave Ashland in 1965 to follow the lumber job market into Northern California. They lived in Truckee, Grass Valley, and Susanville and settled in Truckee. While living there, Rose was a bookkeeper for the Public Utility Co. and an office manager for the Sierra Sun Newspaper. After Joe retired in 1976, they moved to Sweet Home to be near their son Vernon and his family. She enjoyed many hours of cooking for a hungry crowd while they were remodeling and adding on to their home; and of course, during the holidays. Rose and Joe traveled across the country and back, visiting relatives and friends and enjoying their retirement. Their niece and her husband Doris and Wayne Wiley planned a 50th wedding anniversary party for them in Ashland in 1981 and that was always a highlight for Rose. Rose's husband passed away November 10, 1985 and she then devoted herself to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. After breaking her hip in 2001, she spent many hours crocheting afghans and donated them to the military organizations at the Veterans Club; and to children through SHEM. Rose was truly loyal to her family always putting them first. Her faith always sustained her and she said not to grieve when she was gone because when Joe came to get her, she was going. She is survived by her daughter, Wilma (Roger) McElhiney; daughter-in-law, Marlene Wirth; 16 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her husband, both sons: Joseph A. Wirth Jr. and Vernon E Wirth, one daughter: Wanda Arlene, two sisters and two brothers. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Workman & Steckly Funeral Chapel with Pastor Larry James officiating. Burial will follow at Gilliland Cemetery with a gathering afterwards at the Veteran's Club. Workman & Steckly Funeral Chapel at 1443 Long Street Sweet Home, Oregon 97386.

Wirth, Russell T.
Russell T. Wirth - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 1998 - Russell T. Wirth, 88, of Pueblo passed away on Jan. 13, 1998, after a long illness. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Myrtle Wirth- children, Ronald (Margaret) Wirth, Judy (Wilbur) Lay, Rodney (Patricia) Wirth of Saginaw, Texas- five grandchildren and four great-granddaughters. Mr. Wirth worked for the Dana Corporation as a supervisor for 23 years, retiring in 1972. He was a lifetime member of Masonic Lodge AF&AM No. 222 in Kingsbury, Ind. At his request, cremation with no services.

Wirtz, Johnny
Johnny Wirtz - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - November 29, 1877 - Little Johnny Wirtz died of dropsy of the brain on yesterday morning. The father of the child took the remains to Kansas for interment

Wise, Agnes Mary
Agnes Mary Wise - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2003- Agnes Mary Wise, 87, born Dec. 7, 1915, in Grove City, Penn., departed this life Oct. 20, 2003. Survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Herbert C. Wise; daughters, Mary Colletti, Sue (Milton) VanDerwalker; grandchildren, Tracy Colletti, Chip (Mel) Colletti, Michael (Nichole) VanDerwalker, Darin VanDerwalker; and great-granddaughter, Morgan Colletti. Agnes was employed by J.C. Penney's until 1968. She was actively involved in the First United Methodist Church for 55 years. She also was a member of ABWA, Pueblo Duplicate Bridge Club, UMW, and a volunteer at the Cooperative Care Center for the past 22 years. Her family and friends meant everything to her as well as helping people less fortunate than herself. She had a very caring and compassionate spirit and will be deeply missed by all those who knew her and were touched by her. The family thanks the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their caring support in our hour of need and all those who supported Agnes and her family. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at First United Methodist Church, 10th and Grand, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Cooperative Care Center or Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Wise, Allen A.
Allen A. Wise - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1999 - Allen A. Wise, 80, of Pueblo, died Oct. 4, 1999, at his home. Survived by one son, Robert "Bobby" Wise of Canon City, Colo.; two brothers, Donald of Summerfield, Fla., and Glenn of Fort Lyon. Services, 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at Griffy Family Funeral Chapel in Fowler. Following cremation, burial of ashes will be in Griffy Family Funeral Home, Fowler.

Wise, Andrew J.
Andrew J. Wise - Rocky Mountain News –June 12, 1911 - Andrew J. Wise at Pueblo, Colo., June 11, section foreman of the Denver Rio Grande at Swallows, drowned near here in the Arkansas River. He was attempting to un-jam a log jam, the log he was standing on threw him in the water. Wise was age 55, and leaves a widow and seven children.

Wise, Doris B.
Doris B. Wise - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1987 - Doris B. Wise of Rye died Thursday, July 23, 1987. Survived by husband, Glenn of Rye; one son, Leo (Judy) Carroll of Swink; one daughter, Jane (David) Knapp, Colorado Springs; two stepsons, Michael (Louise) Wise of Pensacola, Fla., Greg Wise of Pueblo; one niece, Myrna (Jim) Meyers of St. Simeons Island, Ga.; two sisters, Rita Pearson, Pueblo, Ruby Teague of Kansas; six grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. Service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Griffy Funeral Home Chapel in Fowler, followed by burial with graveside service, 2 p.m. at Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Memorials to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, 81004.

Wise, Emilie M.
Emilie M. Wise - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 1986 - Emilie M. Wise, a longtime Pueblo resident, passed away May 21, 1986. She was a charter member of the American Business Women's Association, Charter Chapter, and had retired from White and Davis after long service there. She is survived by her sisters, Erna Towery of Woodburn, Ore., Wilhelmenia Price of Mesa, Ariz., and brother, Eugene (Judy) Fischbach of Omaha, Neb. A sister-in-law, Louise (Dean) Johnson of Greeley, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, with Dr. John M. Ross officiating. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery. Contributions may be made in her name to First Presbyterian Church. Visitation from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Wise, Glenn Harvey
Glenn Harvey Wise - La Junta Tribune-Democrat - November 1, 2003 - Memorial services for Glenn Harvey Wise, 81 of Ordway, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 27 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Ordway, with burial in the Fowler Cemetery. Mr. Wise died Oct. 23, 2003. He was born May 16, 1922 to Harvey and Maude (Wright) Wise in Boone, where he grew up and attended school, graduating from Boone High School in 1940. After graduation he joined the U.S. Army and spent much of this military time stationed in New Guinea, the Philippines and Australia. He was discharged from the Army in 1946. He returned to Colorado, moved to Fowler and went into business with his older brother Allen. In 1947 he married Lorene Riley of Fowler. The couple had three children. He then worked for the Southern Colorado Power Company in Rocky Ford as a lineman. In 1954 he moved to Ordway and worked as a trouble shooter lineman, a position he held until his retirement in 1984. He married Doris Carroll in December 1970. They lived in Ordway until he retired and moved to Rye. She preceded him in death in July 1987. Wise then moved back to Ordway. His health began to fail and he moved to Fort Lyon January 1988. When that facility closed, he moved to the Crowley County Nursing Home, where he lived since November 2000. Mr. Wise is survived by sons Michael (Diana) Wise and Gregory (Kelly) Wise, all of Ordway, grandchildren Kevin (Kari) Wise of New York, Teresa (Walter) Allman of Hawaii, Matthew Wise of California, Nicole Wise of Florida, Jordan and Mason Wise of Ordway, great-grandchildren Abigail Theresa Wise of New York, Sean Michael Wise of Florida, brother Donald Wise of Summerfield, Fla. and former wife, Lorene Broadbent of Ordway. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Adelle, brother Allen, daughter Theresa and wife Doris. Memorial contributions may be made to the Crowley County Nursing Center Hospice Room, c/o Lorene Broadbent, 801 Sherman, Ordway, CO 81063. Grooms Crematory and Mortuary of Rocky Ford are in charge of arrangements.

Wise, John W.
Ret. Col. John W. Wise - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2001 - Ret. Col. John W. Wise, 82, went to be with the Lord on April 28, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Jan. 19, 1919, in Muskogee, Okla., to Roger and Sally Wise, who preceded him in death. Also preceded in death by his first wife of 53 years, Marcia Helen Wise. Survived by his loving wife of two years, Madonna Wise; children, Marcia Ann Moore of Old Saybrook, Conn., Sally Mae (Don) Berreth of Selah, Wash., Claudia (Evan) Cooper of Closter, N.J., and Randall (Lana) Larsen of Alexandria, Va.; grandchildren, Nicholas and Brandon Berreth, Dana and Jo Lana Larsen, Racquel and Trevor Cooper; and one great-grandchild, Marianna Davila. Before retiring in 1968, Col. John Wise spent 28 years as a pilot in the Air Force, having served in WWII and the Korean Conflict, where he received numerous awards and decorations. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West, with Air Force honors to follow. Memorial donations may be made to the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West, 434 Conquistador Ave., Pueblo West, CO 81007, or the American Cancer Society, 720 N. Main, No. 418, Pueblo, CO 81003, in his memory.

Wise, Marcia Helen
Marcia Helen Wise (Nichols) - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 1998 - Marcia Helen Wise (Nichols) was called home to her Lord on Jan. 23, 1998. Preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Bertha Nichols of Claremore, Okla. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Colonel John W. Wise, USAF Ret. of Pueblo West- two daughters, Marcia Ann Moore of Old Saybrook, Conn., and Sally Mae Berreth, her husband, Donald- and two grandsons, Nicholas and Brandon Berreth of Selah, Wash. She also has two sisters in Norman, Okla., Patricia Privett and Rebecca Richardson- her favorite aunt, Ruth Briscoe in Claremore, Okla. - as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Oklahoma. Marcia was born July 24, 1920, in Claremore, Okla., where she was raised and went to Oklahoma State University from 1938 to 1940. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. She worked as the Deputy Court Clerk in Claremore from 1940 to 1941. Marcia married John Wise on May 29, 1941, in San Antonio, Texas, at Trinity Methodist Church. From there John and Marcia were stationed in Salt Lake City, where they began their military life together in 1941. While her husband was in the southwest Pacific from 1941 to 1943, Marcia was a secretary at the Dupont Powder Plant in Pryor, Okla. While living in Storrs, Conn., from 1962 to 1964, Marcia worked for the University of Connecticut as a secretary to the Dean of Medicine. After John retired from the Air Force in 1968, they moved to Davenport, Iowa, where she worked for the American Heart Association from 1977 to 1985. In March of 1985, John and Marcia made their final move to retire together in Pueblo West, Colo. Marcia loved to golf and bowl and was an active member of the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West. She also was a member of Pi Beta Phi Alumni. Marcia was a volunteer for the Red Cross at all the stations throughout their military career. Marcia enjoyed life to the fullest. She had a green thumb, taking pride in her flowers. She loved to dance with her husband where they could really tear up the dance floor. She was a proud grandmother, although separated by many miles, she saw them as often as possible. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society of Pueblo, Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West. , 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West. With tearful eyes we watched you suffer, and saw you fade away. Although we could not bear to lose you, we could not ask you to stay. God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you and whispered, Come with me." A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands laid to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best."

Wise, Millie Maxine
Millie Maxine Wise - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2003 - Millie Maxine Wise, 70, former Pueblo resident, passed away Jan. 1, 2003, in Colorado Springs. Born Sept. 21, 1932, in Bishop, Va., she had been living in Yoder, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Allene Coates Baynes; son, the Rev. Jesse Wise; husband, Russell Wise Sr. Survived by children, Rev. Russell (Sandra) Wise Jr., Marion (Randy) Levene; brothers, Clifford Baynes, Rev. Harvey (Alma) Baynes; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. At her request, cremation has taken place. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver.

Wise, Russell W. Sr.
Russell W. Wise Sr. - Colorado Springs Gazette - December 14, 1995 - Russell W. Wise Sr., 72, who retired as a staff sergeant from the Army, died Dec. 11, 1995, at a local care center. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. Angelus Funeral Home, 2535 Airport Road, is handling arrangements. Mr. Wise was born Aug. 18, 1923, in Sheridan, Pa., to Henry and Irene (Block) Wise. He was married Dec. 28, 1954, in Paris, Ark., to Millie M. (Baynes) Wise, who lives in Colorado Springs. Other survivors include a son, Russell Jr. of Colorado Springs, a daughter, Marion I. Sanders of Pueblo, and 11 grandchildren. His son, Jesse A., is deceased. Mr. Wise served in the Army for 23 years and received a Letter of Commendation, Sharpshooter Award, Certificate of Appreciation, National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He had been an area resident for 10 years and previously lived in Fort Lyons.

Wiseman, Agatha I.
Agatha I. Wiseman - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2003 - Agatha I. Wiseman, 94, born Jan. 1, 1909, passed away April 6, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband, Scott S. Wiseman. Survived by her children, Lois (Pete) Paripovich, Pueblo, and Lorraine (William) Scott, Los Gatos, Calif.; grandchildren, Cheryl (Dave) Perry, Vancouver, Wash., and Wayne Scott, Los Gatos, Calif.; great-granddaughters, Heather and Alyse Perry, Vancouver, Wash. Also survived by special nephew and caregivers, Ellis (Louise) Wiseman; grand nephew, Robert (Loydene) Wiseman; and numerous other loving nephews, nieces, grand nephews and nieces and a host of great-grand nephews and nieces; sister-in-law, Anna Eberwein and caregivers, Mary Garles and Betty Jo Hobson. Agatha enjoyed playing bridge. She was a member of Buttons and Bows Square Dance Club and the Shrine of St. Therese Parish. Viewing, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Alzheimer's Association in Agatha's memory or to the charity of your choice.

Wiseman, Katelyn Marie
Katelyn Marie Wiseman - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2004 - Katelyn Marie Wiseman, 10, born Sept. 27, 1993, in Denver, Colo., left this earth for Angel Flight School, June 20, 2004. Survived by her parents, Joseph and Judith Wiseman; brother, Lane Joseph Wiseman, all of Pueblo West; grandparents, Ellis and Louise Wiseman and Mary Grace Barela; aunts and uncles, Madeline and Jim Santos, Lucille and Jim Garbiso, Cindy and Richard Annett, Andy and Tracey Barela, Diana Barnes, Pat Wiseman, Mike Wiseman, Chris and Lisa Wiseman, Lori and Ken Brumbaugh and Anthony Wiseman; and all of her many loving cousins. Also survived by her loving nurses, Silena Foley, Annabell Flores and Melissa Kochen; and her special teacher, Shea Atilano. Preceded in death by her grandfather, "Poppie" Rudy Barela and special uncles, Tony Barela and Greg Bono. Private viewing only. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at Fellowship of the Rockies, 3892 W. Northern, with the Revs. Dale Schmidt, George White, Keith Colvin and the Rev. Fr. John Farley, officiating.

Wiseman, Virginia Elizabeth
Virginia Elizabeth Wiseman - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 1998 - Virginia Elizabeth Wiseman, 86, passed away May 31, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Wiseman, May 1, 1982. Survived by her children, Ed Roy (Judy) Wiseman, Moffat, Colo., Sherman W. (Jean) Wiseman, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Edna Maury, Denver. Also survived by 12 grandchildren- and 20 great-grandchildren. Also preceded in death by one son, Robert Scott- and one grandson, one sister and one brother. Mrs. Wiseman was a member of Broadway Christian Church, Order of the Eastern Star No. 34, Ada and the White Shrine. Funeral service, Thursday, 2 p.m., Broadway Christian Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Broadway Christian Church, the Colorado Christian Home or the Alzheimer's Association.

Wishart, Gordon
Rev. Gordon Wishart - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 1997 - Rev. Gordon Wishart, 93, passed away Oct. 13, 1997, in Pueblo. Private graveside service will be held at Glen Orchard Cemetery in Ontario, Canada.

Wisthoff, Alma
Alma "Faye" Wisthoff - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2004 - Alma "Faye" Wisthoff passed away July 7, 2004. She is preceded in death by her sister, Althea Wisthoff; daughter, Geraldine Wisthoff; and grandson, Alec Jaco. Survived by her husband of 58 years Elmer Wisthoff; children, Carrolyn (Larry) Hunt, Marvin (Connie) Wisthoff, Bobby (Deann) Wisthoff, Sharon (Burt) Jaco, and David "Leroy" Wisthoff; brothers and sisters, Lynn (Kathy) Johnson, Ernest (Phyllis) Johnson, Leah Bell (Melvin) Ormiston, Zelema (Keith) Williams, Rose Burger, Ena Rae Johnson; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Faye worked at Woolworth's for 31 years until they closed. She was an avid gardener and loved crafts. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2004, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in Faye's memory to the Alzheimer Association.

Wisthoff, Althea Roberta
Althea Roberta Wisthoff - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2004 - Althea Roberta Wisthoff, 79, passed away April 10, 2004. She is preceded in death by her husband, George F. Wisthoff, whom she married on Dec. 21, 1940, in Boise City, Okla. Survived by her children, Pearl (Leroy) Myers, Fred (Nancy) Wisthoff, Leona (Ken) Myers, Bill (Charlene) Wisthoff and Tom (Nina) Wisthoff; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Faye (Elmer) Wisthoff, Belle (Mel) Orminston, Rosie Berger, Zelma (Keith) Williams, Ena Rae Johnson, Lynn (Kathy) Johnson and Earnest (Phyllis) Johnson; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Althea retired from F.W. Woolworth's as lunch counter manager in 1987. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Mesa Christian Fellowship, 28726 E. Hwy. 50. Those who wish may contribute to Mesa Christian Fellowship in memory of Althea.

Wisthoff, Walter G.
Walter G. Wisthoff - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2003 - Walter G. Wisthoff, born March 3, 1927, passed away July 19, 2003. Survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Elaine; children, Walter Dale Wisthoff, Deborah Wisthoff, Pete (Placede) Blue, Monty (Janie) Bradberry and Kenny Bradberry. Grandfather of Josh and Chelcie Wisthoff and Leanna Blue. Also survived by step-grandchildren, Nathan and Sasha Bullard and Dustin Ortiz; mother-in-law, Marguerite Ciavaglia; brother, Elmer (Faye) Wisthoff; sisters-in-law, Althea Wisthoff and Loretta Reynolds; special nephew, Ray (Joan) Crone; numerous nieces and nephews and other special friends and family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Maggie Wisthoff; sister, Eva Crone; and brothers, George and Roy Wisthoff. Walter was the leader of the country western band Walt Wisthoff and the Country Gentlemen. At his request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Witcher, Marvin V.
Marvin V. Witcher - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 1988 - Marvin V. Witcher, 75, formerly of Holly, died July 11 in Halsted, Kan. Graveside services and burial, 2 p.m. today at the Holly Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. today at Valley Memorial Holly Chapel.

Witcowich, Louise A.
Louise A. Witcowich - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 2002 - Age 81, passed away Jan. 5, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Feb. 4, 1920, in Pueblo, Colo., to Mike and Clara Massaro who preceded her along with her husband of 51 years, John Witcowich, and her son, Rick. Survived by her daughter, Gloria (Mike) Slayton; sister, Adelyn (Joe) Aquila; and nephews. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Monday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel of the Angels. Contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club in her memory.

Witcowich, Richard A.
Richard A. "Rick" Witcowich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2001 - Richard A. "Rick" Witcowich, 54, a local musician for 38 years in the Pueblo area, passed away Sept. 15, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Sept. 15, 1947, in Pueblo, Colo., to John and Louise Witcowich. He is preceded in death by his father, John Witcowich. Survived by his mother, Louise Witcowich; sister, Gloria (Mike) Slayton of Colorado Springs; best friend, Betty Carrington; and numerous other friends and family. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday with service to follow at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation to follow, per his request, with inurnment Thursday at 3 p.m., Chapel of the Angels at Memorial Gardens Chapel.

Witherbee, Benjamin H.
Benjamin H. Witherbee - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 1997 - Benjamin H. Witherbee, 102, passed away Aug. 2, 1997. Viewing, today, noon-5 p.m. at the Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth. Graveside service, Thursday, 11 a.m., Roselawn Cemetery with Pastor Lloyd Hallock from the First Seventh-day Adventist Church officiating. Arrangements by Comer Funeral Home, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Withers, Allan Hart
Allan Hart "Red" Withers - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 2005 - Allan Hart "Red" Withers, 87, passed away Dec. 3, 2005. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Withers; his parents, two brothers and one sister. Survived by his sons, George G. (Linda) Withers, Wetmore, Colo.; Henry Withers, Castle Rock, Colo.; and John Withers, Pueblo; grandchildren, Hannah, Amanda and Kelley Withers. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Red was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II and was president of the National Association of Contrary Cowboy People. When he left school he fulfilled his lifelong dream of being a cowboy. At his request, cremation with no services. Donations in his memory may be made to the Pueblo Historical Society.

Withers, Ernest E.
Ernest E. Withers - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - June 17, 1921 - Rich Pueblo Man Killed - Ernest E. Withers, one of the most prominent men of Pueblo, was killed by an unidentified guard at Grand avenue and Eighth Street. Capt. Arthur Talbott in charge of that district, has American Legion men, National Guardsmen and others searching for the slayer. Mr. Withers and his son, Granville, were in an automobile driving out Grand avenue, according to Granville. At Eighth Avenue a man on guard called "Halt" and, said Granville, he shot immediately, although Mr. Withers was obeying the order. Mr. Withers was shot through the head and crumpled dead at the wheel. Aspen Democrat-Times - June 7, 1921 - 47 Known Dead! - The "Pittsburg of the West" is Rapidly Resuming Normal Conditions - Pueblo, June 7 - The list of known dead in the flood here was brought to 47 this afternoon when 7 more bodies were recovered in the ruins of the city on the south side of the river. Reports reached here this afternoon that several bodies had been found at Avondale, Vinelands and Boone, Colorado. The situation here is improving rapidly. E. E. Withers, one of the most prominent citizens in Pueblo and owner of the Iron & Fuel plant here which was wiped out by the flood, was killed at midnight while in an automobile with his son. The shot came from a high powered rifle fired presumably by a sentry. Withers was instantly killed. An investigation was held today and at the coroner's inquest newspaper men were barred for fear of trouble between friends of Withers and the troops should the identity of the slayer become known. Officers of the ranger force declare that none of their men were near the scene of the accident when the shooting occurred. Colonel Hamrock of the military declared that all of his men had returned the same number of rounds of ammunition that had been issued them and that none of the rifles showed any signs of having been discharged. Withers was listed in the death list of 47 as a relief worker and a flood victim who died in the line of duty. Fort Collins Courier - June 7, 1921 - Business Man Killed in Pueblo by Guard - Pueblo, June 7 - One of distressing results of the Pueblo floods was the shooting to death last night of E. E. Withers, president of the Iron City Fuel company, aged 38. Mr. Withers, with his little son, was driving an automobile in the streets of Pueblo when a guard ordered him to stop. He brought his machine to a stop as soon as possible but before he could do so, the guard blew the top of his head off, causing instant death. Mr. Withers leaves a wife and family. He is one of the prominent business men of Pueblo and the eldest son of G. G. Withers, business manager of the Pueblo Chieftain. Pueblo, June 7 (11:00 a.m.) - Aside from the relief work and cleaning up of the city interest centered in the mysterious fatal shooting of E. E. Withers, prominent business man as he was riding home from the gas plant in his auto at night with his son Vollie. Withers was shot thru the head, the top of his head being blown off. An inquest was to be held some time today. Withers had been commanded to halt, when the fatal shooting occurred, and was bringing his car to a stop when he was killed, according to his son. Capt. Dennis was inclined to believe the shooting was the result of accidental discharge of a weapon in whose hands no one could say today.

Withers, Henry Clay
Henry Clay Withers - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1904 - Venerable Pioneer Follows The Trail To The Great Beyond - Henry Clay Withers, Like a Tired Child, Goes to His Rest - Falling asleep as quietly as does the baby at its mother's breast, Henry Clay Withers, one of the best beloved of the pioneers of the great West, last night passed "over the range" to the great beyond, death coming at 7:30 o'clock, after a lingering illness which had gradually sapped the strength of the venerable man. At the bedside at the moment of dissolution were two of his sons, and so quietly was the hold on life relinquished that neither of the watchers could realize that the end had come. Up to almost the last, aged Mr. Withers had been hale and hearty beyond what could have been expected of one of his years. At that time was he felled with a severe attack of grippe and from this he seemed to have never fully recovered. About five months ago he fell victim to dropsy and gradually declined in strength until the end came. At the time of death he was aged 73 years, 3 months, and 14 days. Arrangements for the funeral have not as yet been completed but it is probable that the venerable pioneer will be carried to his last resting place some time tomorrow; services being held at the late residence, 1025 West Fifteenth Street. Henry Clay Withers was born in Garrett County, Kentucky, Aug. 29, 1831. He was of sturdy pioneer stock, and when he was but 8 years of age he was taken by his father to western Missouri, then the border land of civilization. The father was one of the pioneers of that region and was one of the men who made western Missouri a garden spot. In 1852 Withers joined Colonel Aubrey, well known to the history of the early west, in a trip across the Great Plains, going with the "pathfinders" as far as Sonora, Mexico. In the fall of the same year he returned to Missouri and on December 21, 1852, at Harrisonville, Missouri, he was united by marriage to Mary Ellen Sharp, who now bowed by years and the weight of her widowhood is left to mourn for her life partner. From 1852 to 1860 Mr. Withers lived with his family upon his farm in Cass County, but he had tasted of the charm of the great west and in 1860 he re-crossed the plain, going to Albuquerque, N.M., where he remained but a short time, then going to a station on the overland trail known as Iron Springs, located about a hundred miles east of Pueblo. This is now a station of the Santa Fe railroad and is known as Thatcher. He was station agent at Iron Springs when his wife and two sons, G. G. and Francis, joined him. The family lived at the stage station until 1863 when a raid by hostile Indians caused the speedy evacuation of the station and the Withers family went to Trinidad where Mr. Withers engaged in the hotel business. This business was followed after removal was made to Fort Union, N.M. In 1868 Mr. Withers returned to Missouri, locating at Pleasant Hill where he engaged in mercantile pursuits. In the spring of 1870 he came to Pueblo where he has since resided and has reared his children to manhood and womanhood. First coming to Pueblo, Mr. Withers engaged in the hotel business on Santa Fe Avenue at the site of what is now the Elks' club. Later he conducted a livery stable on the site of the present White & Davis store at the corner of Third and Main streets. In late years, he, retiring from active life, has lived quietly at his comfortable home in North Pueblo. He was a devoted member of the Methodist church south and was active in church work as well as in social life and in business circles. Never having a taste for politics he never accepted public office from his fellow citizens. There is left to mourn the aged wife, three sons and three daughters, G. G. Withers, Francis A. Withers, Mrs. W. T. Booth of Boise, Idaho, Mrs. Albert I. Goodell of Northport, Wash., Mrs. Eva W. Lowe of Pueblo and Luther Clay Withers of Boise, Idaho. With the exception of Luther C. Withers and Mrs. Goodell, who could not get here in time, all of the children were with the mother when the blow fell. Of the family of Mr. Withers, none survive except a sister, Mrs. Cynthia A. Berard, of Beatrice, Neb. Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 1904 - Henry C. Withers Laid To Rest - Touching in the extreme were the services which marked the last of earth for Henry Clay Withers, one of the pioneers of the great west, who in his long residence of thirty-four years in Pueblo had so made himself a portion of the life of the city that when his summons came a sense of loss was felt by all. The services were held at the late residence, 1025 west Fifteenth Street, yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, and the major portion of the older residents, besides many of the later friends made by the venerable man, were present. Among those from other cities who attended the funeral were Mrs. T. P. Aairheart of Cripple Creek and Mrs. Frank E. Boynton of Colorado Springs. The services were conducted by Rev. J. C. Jones of the First Methodist Episcopal church, south, who spoke touchingly of the life of the man whose going out and coming in among the people had been so long noted, and whose life had been a sweet sermon in well doing and an inspiration to his fellows. Music was furnished by a choir consisting of Miss Groff, Mrs. Kellogg, Will Greer, and J. H. Loor, singing two of the favorites of Mr. Withers, "Rock of Ages" and "Abide with Me." Upon the conclusion of the services, the casket, borne by Captain J. J. Lambert, H. M. Morse, M. Studkinski, Charles Otero, Theodore M. Strong, and L. H. Davison, was taken to the hearse and, followed by a long line of carriages, conveyed to Riverview cemetery. The floral tributes were of unusual beauty, American beauty roses predominating, although a ripened sheaf of wheat combined with a wreath of roses was a striking feature. The flower bearers were John B. Veith and Theodore Cramer. Tributes were there from M. D. and Mrs. Thatcher and Mahlon Thatcher, Mrs. T. P. Aairheart, Mrs. Frank Boynton, and two from employees of The Chieftain.

Withers, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Withers - Pueblo Star-Journal - July 14, 1915 - Mrs. H. C. Withers Dies; Funeral Will Be Friday - Surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Mrs. Mary Ellen Withers was summoned by death this morning at 2:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Harries, 1107 Lake Avenue. The news of Mrs. Withers' death, although expected, will be received with deep sorrow by her many personal friends. Mrs. Withers was born September 2, 1832, in Richmond, Va., and came to Colorado in 1862. For the past 45 years she has resided in Pueblo. She was the widow of the late Henry Clay Withers, who died in this city several years ago. Surviving her are one sister, Mrs. Sarah F. Moffatt, 428 West Pitkin Street; two sons, G. G. Withers, of Pueblo, and L. Clay Withers, of Butte, Mont.; three daughters, Mrs. W. T. Booth, of Boise, Idaho, Mrs. Albert Goodell of Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. Robert Harries of Pueblo; also 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral will take place Friday morning at 9:30 o'clock from the Harries' residence. Interment will be in Roselawn in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking company. Pueblo Star-Journal - July 16, 1915 - The funeral of Mrs. Mary Ellen Withers, wife of H. C. Withers, was held this morning at 9:30 o'clock from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Harries, 1107 Lake Avenue. The Rev. S. L. Chambers conducted the services which were attended by a large number of sorrowing friends. The floral tributes were profuse and beautiful. Miss Rilla Rourke, Miss Florence West, Charles Greene and William Young, accompanied by Mrs. H. S. Branscomb, sang "Abide with Me" and "Lead, Kindly Light." Pallbearers: G. G. Withers, Jr., E. E. Withers, Walter Lowe, James A. Magill, J. Knox Burton and Robert Harries. Flower bearers: Edward Harries, Theodore Cramer, Arnold Young and Otto Rettberg. Interment in Roselawn in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.

Withers, Mat. Henry
Mat. Henry Withers – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – July 6, 1871 – Died in Pueblo, Colorado, July 2d, 1871, of inflammation of the bowels, Mat. Henry, infant son of Henry C. and Mary E. Withers, aged 5 months and 27 days.  We are glad it is written: "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of heaven;" for by it we are assured that this little bud of promise was plucked thus early to bloom in the Paradise of God.  The casket is indeed with us, but the jewel has been taken to deck a Saviour's crown.  May the providence of God lead the parents and brothers and sisters to look upward, in their sorrow – For an angel came from glory, And severed the silver cord, And bore the infant sleeper To the bosom of his Lord.  – J. H. Merritt.

Withnell, Charles
Charles Withnell - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2002 - Age 81, went to the great woodcarver's convention in the sky on April 17, 2002, at his residence. Preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Withnell; parents and one brother. Survived by his wife, Betty; children, Eilene (Cliff) Pridemore, Skip (Joan) Nix of Springfield, Ore.; grandchildren, Bret, Amber, Kim, Melanie and Jim; 15 great-grandchildren. Also survived by one aunt, Olive Cunningham. Charles served in the U.S. Army and retired from the CF&I tube mill in 1983. Founder and former president of Southern Colorado Wood Artist, member of Pikes Peak Whittlers of Colorado Springs and Colorado Carvers Club of Denver. His hobbies were reading, carving and spending time with his family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Withrow, Loyd Thomas
Loyd Thomas "Tom" Withrow - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2001 - Loyd Thomas "Tom" Withrow, born Nov. 8, 1920, in Miller, Mo., passed away Oct. 9, 2001. Loyd was the son of John Thomas "Tom" Withrow and Martha Matilda (McVey) Withrow. He was a communications specialist for three years during WWII where he proudly served his country in the Philippines with honors. Tom worked as a telephone lineman upon his discharge from the service. He later became an electrician and worked in this occupation for 45 years at the time of his retirement. He was a member of Local Union No. 12 of the IBEW and would have had 60 years of membership in January. He was very proud to have worked in his chosen profession. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Lucille B.; son, Loyd T. (Susan) Withrow of Westminster, Colo.; and their daughter, Shirley A. (George) Sparks of Colorado Springs; sister, Pauline Snodgrass of Joplin, Mo.; granddaughters, Jennifer Hoyt of Westminster and Michelle Redinger of Colorado Springs; grandsons, John T. and James A. Withrow, both of Westminster, Colo., Terry Davis of Denver; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Withrow, Lucille B.
Lucille B. Withrow - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2004 - Lucille B. Withrow, 80, went to be with the Lord April 25, 2004. Born May 26, 1923, in Webb City, Mo., to Claude and Bertha (Lynch) Burke. She married Loyd T. Withrow on May 17, 1941, who preceded her in death on Oct. 9, 2001, after 60 years of marriage. Her sisters, Pauline Burke, Betty Gillaspy and Ella Deckers, also preceded her. She is survived by her loving family: son, Loyd T. (Susan) Withrow Jr., of Westminster, Colo.; daughter, Shirley A. (George) Sparks of Colorado Springs; brothers, Jesse R. (Maxine) Burke of Norwalk, Calif., Claude E. Burke of Carl Junction, Mo., Donald E. Burke of Prairie Home, Mo.; sisters, Lottie P. Watson of Torrance, Calif., Ethel N. (Don) Tappana of Sedalia, Mo., Florence E. Carskaddon of Prairie Home, Mo.; sister-in-law, Pauline Snodgrass of Joplin, Mo.; grandchildren, Michelle E. Redinger of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jennifer (Dan) Hoyt of Denver, Colo., John T. (Michelle) Withrow and James A. Withrow of Kimball, Neb., Terry Davis of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; 10 great-grandchildren, numerous family members and friends who mourn her loss. Funeral service, 4 p.m. Wednesday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care at 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO, 81005.

Witt, G. D. (Infant of)
Infant Daughter Witt - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1944 - Card of Thanks - We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our friends, relatives, neighbors, Pastor Anderson, doctors, nurses and nurses aides of Corwin hospital and Doctor Nelson, for their kind and unending assistance, for flowers, funeral sprays, cards, gifts and many deeds of kindness extended us during the illness of Mrs. Mathilda Nelson, Gerson and Emma Witt, and the loss of our baby girl. May God Bless you all. - Mrs. Mathilda Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Witt and Sandra Elaine.

Witt, Henry Jesse
Henry Jesse "Hank" Witt - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 2005 - Henry Jesse "Hank" Witt, 74, passed away July 6, 2005. Survived by his children, Rebecca (Brant) Dunn, Henry Jay (Lisa) Witt, Deborah (Rod) Clark, all of Pueblo West, Daniel (Karen) Witt of Peyton, Colo., and Stacye (Ty) Bradley of Clayton, N.M; sisters, Anna (Lewis) Mayer of Guymon, Okla., and LaVon Weber of Wichita, Kan.; brothers, Walt (Arthena) Witt and Jim (Nelda) Witt of Flagler, Colo.; brother-in-law, Clyde (Elise) Adams of Guymon, Okla.; sister-in-law, Earlene Witt of Hooker, Okla.; grandchildren, Kaleb (Amy), Hilary, Nathan and Bethany Dunn, Ben, Josh, Zack, Luke, Henry Jesse and Leah R. Witt, Katie and Levi Clark, Anna (John) O'Brien, Taylor and Paige Wallace, and Aaron, Karlee and Abbey Bradley; great-grandchildren, Maggie and Hattie Dunn. Preceded in death by his wife, Myrna Jean; parents, Henry A. and Anna F. Witt; sister, Clara Adams; and brother, Bill Witt. Born Jan. 23, 1931, in Hooker, Okla., Hank served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict, receiving the Silver Star of Valor. He was a farmer in Southeastern Colorado in the Granada area. Member of the Southwest Church of Christ. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2005, at the Southwest Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Boulevard, with Minister Gary Aragon officiating. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Brookside Cemetery in Rye, Colo., with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Those who desire may make memorials to Southwest Church of Christ's Casa de la Esperanza or Adventure in Missions Fund, through the funeral home.

Wittig, Mark John
Mark John Wittig - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 1998 - Mark John Wittig, 49, passed away June 15, 1998. Survived by his wife, Linda Wittig- and sons, Mike and Jake Wittig, of the family home- mother and father-in-law, Joseph and Frances Colletti- brothers-in-law, Louis Colletti, Northglenn, and Brent (Christine) Colletti, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends and special friends, Joe and Anna Abbate. Preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Agnes Wittig. Mr. Wittig was a Deputy Sheriff for the last 10 years. Viewing, Thursday, June 25, 1998, at the funeral home from noon to 8 p.m. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, Friday, June 26, 1998, 2 p.m., Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Jake Wittig Education Fund in care of the funeral home office.

Wodiuk, Betty J.
Betty Jean Wodiuk - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2001 - Betty Jean Wodiuk, 81 years young, passed away Saturday, April 21 at her home after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph, of 57 years; her parents, Ralph and Ruth Jeffers, brothers, Bob and Paul Jeffers; son-in-law, Antone Tafoya. Survived by brother, Bill (Adeline) Jeffers; sisters; Nadine Anderson, Natalie (Eddie) Denning; sisters-in-law, Mary and Marie Jeffers, Pauline Novak, Olga Rocco, brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Mary Wilimzik; 10 children: Ruth Wodiuk-Tafoya, Dorothy (Jerry) Novak, Betty Jo (John) Swope, Patrick Wodiuk, Mary Kay (Mark) Pumphrey, Michael (Donna) Wodiuk, Joe (Jill) Wodiuk, Dave (Cindy) Wodiuk, Dan (Barbara) Wodiuk and Chuck (Janine) Wodiuk; 34 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and countless friends. Betty focused her life, love and energies on her family, faith and friends. She was spiritual mother and mentor to others besides her own children: Gilbert Maestas, Davette Shea, Carole J. Herman and many too numerous to mention. Betty retired from USC after years of dedicated service, leaving many friends and fond memories. Betty and Joe owned Aztec Manufacturing since 1947. Active member of St. Patrick Church, Oblates, Eucharistic minister, Nocturnal Adoration Society, Abba House, volunteer for cancer society and hospice. She enjoyed reading, playing cards and travel. She was an inspiration to her grandchildren and all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Patrick Church or the American Cancer Society. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at St. Patrick Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Reception following interment at St. Patrick Hall.

Wodiuk, Ella F.
Ella F. Wodiuk - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2005 - Ella F. Wodiuk, 85, born Sept. 17, 1919, in Victor, Colo., passed away Aug. 20, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, William H. Wodiuk; and son, William J. Wodiuk. Survived by her sons, Frank (Gwen) and Jim (Ellen); and grandchildren, Frank, Travis, Alexis, Emily, Jackson and Jett Wodiuk. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Father Ron Roche officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Wodiuk, Joseph J.
Joseph J. Wodiuk - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 1998 - Joseph J. Wodiuk, 81 years young, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 25, 1998, as the result of a car accident. Predeceased by his parents, John and Lena- and brother, Bill. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Jean- sisters, Mary Wilimzik of Hammond, Ind., Pauline Novak of Pueblo, and Olga Rocco of Santa Maria, Calif.- children, Ruth (Antone) Tafoya of Rainsville, N.M., Dorothy (Jerry) Novak of Colorado Springs, Betty Jo (John) Swope, Patrick Wodiuk of Pueblo, Mary Kay (Mark) Pumphrey, Denver, Michael (Donna) of Denver, Joe (Jill) Wodiuk, David (Cindy) Wodiuk, Dan (Barbara) Wodiuk, Chuck (Janine) Wodiuk- 33 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren- many nieces and nephews and countless friends. Joe had owned Aztec Manufacturing since 1947. He served during World War II in New Guinea and the Philippines, was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Elks Club No. 90, Ministry of Christian Service, Nocturnal, Adoration Society, and served as a lay minister for the Catholic Church for years. He was also an active member of the Sensational Chapter of the Pueblo Barbershoppers Group and a member of St. Therese's choir. He loved golfing, hunting, outdoor activities, his children and especially his grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Patrick's Improvement Fund. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at St. Patrick's Church. Reception immediately following service at St. Patrick's Hall. Viewing, noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, Imperial Funeral Home. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Wodiuk, Lena
Lena Wodiuk - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 1986 - Mrs. Lena Wodiuk, Feb. 16, 1986. Wife of John Wodiuk, who passed away May 25, 1970. Mother of Mrs. Mary (Paul) Wilimzik, Hammond, Ind., Joseph (Betty) Wodiuk and Mrs. Pauline Novak, Pueblo, and Mrs. Olga Rocco, Santa Maria, Calif., and mother-in-law of Ella Wodiuk. Predeceased by son, William H. Wodiuk, and sons-in-law, Joseph Novak and Rocky Rocco. Mrs. Wodiuk was born in Austria on July 15, 1887, and has 22 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren. She also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Services, St. Patrick Church: Mass of Christian Burial, 8 p.m. Monday, and rosary service, 9 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at the Parish Hall following the Mass on Monday evening. Those wishing to donate to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice may do so through the funeral home.

Woelk, Clarence D.
Clarence D. Woelk - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2001 - Clarence D. Woelk, 85, of Sheridan Lake, Colo., died Jan. 20, 2001, at Weisbrod Memorial Hospital in Eads. Born on Feb. 12, 1915, in Pawnee Rock, Kan. Survived by wife of 64 years, Hazel, of the family home in Sheridan Lake; children, Zelpha Woelk and Gloria (Doug) Curtis; six grandchildren; one brother, Bill Woelk of Eads; sisters, Ruth Daughenbaugh, Lena Shuck and Leona Smith; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Ed and Mary Woelk; and five brothers, Henry, Fred, Jack, Arthur and Lewis. Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, Plainview High School Auditorium. Burial in the Sheridan Lake Cemetery. Memorial contributions to The Gideons or Sheridan Lake Bible Church Building Fund.

Wofford, Robert F.
Robert F. Wofford - Pueblo Chieftain - May, 1986 - Robert F. Wofford, 85, passed away at University Park Care Center May 22, 1986, after a long illness. Mr. Wofford is survived by one son, Harold Wofford of Topeka, Kan.; three sisters, Ethel (Tom) Stilwell of Pueblo; Mabel Killion of Fort Bragg, Calif.; Lena (Woody) Stilwell, also of Pueblo. He is survived also by numerous nieces and nephews. He was born on May 15, 1901, in Texas and moved to Pueblo five years ago. Member of the Rocky Point Baptist Church at Lula, Okla. Visitation hours from noon until 7 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home, and 9 a.m. until time of service on Saturday, May 24. Graveside service at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at Imperial Memorial Gardens with Mel Coy officiating. Interment, devotion, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Wojdyla, Wanda
Wanda Wojdyla - Huerfano World - October 21, 1993 - Woman Killed - Funeral service was Wednesday in Trinidad for 36-year-old Wanda Wojdyla, former owner of Days Inn, west of Walsenburg. Mrs. Wojdyla, who had closed on the sale of the Days Inn complex on Wednesday, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1993 in a multi-vehicle accident 18 miles south of Pueblo on 1-25. Also killed in the mishap was Daniel Gutierrez, 56, of Pueblo. Two passengers in Mrs. Wojdyla's car, her son, John Elkain, 17 and 15-year-old Margaret Violas were taken to St. Mary Corwin Hospital for examination and released. According to the highway patrol investigation, the accident occurred about 4:30 p.m. after a county-owned truck driven by Gutierrez passed a semi-tractor being driven by Joseph Zubal of Walsenburg. Both were southbound. After passing, Gutierrez's vehicle slowed and attempted to make a left turn to cross the median and was struck from behind by Zubal's semi. The impact sent the Gutierrez truck sideways into the median where it rolled into the northbound lanes and smashed into the oncoming vehicle driven by Mrs. Wojdyla. Mrs. Wojdyla's car continued northbound and side-swiped another car before careening another 100 yards. Both Mrs. Wojdyla and Gutierrez remained in their vehicles and were pronounced dead at the scene.

Wojnar, Viola
Viola Wojnar - Lodi News-Sentinel - November 7, 2003 - Lodi, CA - Viola Wojnar, 81, of Lodi, died Oct. 31. She was born March 28, 1922 in Gardner, Colo. She married Thadeusz Wojnar on Oct. 16, 1943, in Colorado Springs, Colo. They lived in Lowell, Mass., before settling in Lodi in 1953. She enjoyed being with her family and playing Bingo. She is survived by her husband, Thadeusz Wojnar, of Lodi; son, Ted K. Wojnar, of Lodi; daughter, Cynthia Sutherland, of Sutter; brothers, Robert Allison, of Vernon, Conn., and James Allison, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Bernice Hendrix, Faustina Bartholomew and Margret Burch. A private family service was held. A virtual register book may be signed at www.lodifunerlhome.com. Lodi Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Wojtyla, Leopold Joseph
"Paul" Wojtyla - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 2005 - Leopold Joseph "Paul" Wojtyla, 80, passed away Sept. 29, 2005. Survived by his children, Donna (Dave) McKenzie and Debra Benfatti, both of Pueblo; brother, Henry Wojtyla of Chicago; grandchildren, Jennifer (Solomon) Santisteven, Brittany, Amanda and Kylee McKenzie, Jimmy and Michael Benfatti; and great-grandchild, Hunter Santisteven. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Nancy Wojtyla, in 1988; 14 brothers and sisters. Paul was born on Nov. 11, 1924, to Michael and Agnes Wojtyla in Chicago, Ill. He served in the U. S. Army during WWII and retired from the Dana Corp. as a supervisor, after 35 years of service. He loved his family, fishing and trips to Gunnison. Member of BPO Elks Lodge No. 90 and Eagles Lodge No. 145. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at Our Lady of the Meadows, 23 Starling Dr., with Msgr. Ervin J. Schmitt as celebrant. and Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through the funeral home.

Wojtylka, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Wojtylka - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 2000 - Mary Ann Wojtylka, 95, formerly of Cokedale, Colo., passed away in Pueblo, Colo., on Dec. 22, 2000, at Minnequa Medicenter. Funeral Mass will be at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at 1 p.m. Rosary will precede the Mass at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home, Trinidad.

Wolak, Aron S.
Aron S. Wolak - Huerfano World - October 19, 2006 - On October 14, 2006 my husband, our dad, papa, son, brother Aron Wolak was greeted at the gates of Heaven, by his brother, grandparents and father-in-law, who welcomed him home. Aron is survived by his wife of 29 years, Susan, his daughters who were his world, Jessica (Jeremy) Vandeburgh, Elizabeth (Clayton) Kline, Kourtny (Matt) Quillen and Michelle (Jayson Santistevan) Wolak. Aron is also survived by his little princesses, Lilly and Autumn , and two unborn grandchildren, soon to be born; Aron's parents, Norman and Millie Wolak, also with his sister, Daina. Also surviving him, long-time family friend, Bea, the Garcia and Macname families. Aron is also survived by his mother-in-law, Barbara Colistro, in-laws, Mickey (Sal) D'Ambrosia, Mary Joe (Haney) Colistro, Tony (Peggy) Colistro, Joe (Liz) Colistro, John (Tresa) Colistro, Cathy (Gibby) Harmes, Gina (Jess) Vialpando, Bobbie Joe (Ben) Trujillo, and Chuck Vialpando and grandfather, Dale Bennett. Uncle Aron is survived by many nieces and nephews and aunts and uncles who loved him very much. Aron was a man who shared his heart with all he knew and those who were in need in any way. He loved the mountains, the Chicago Bears, and his beloved life-long friends, who deeply mourn the loss of their caring buddy. Aron was a gifted chef who loved to prepare wonderful cuisine. He was a man who loved all genres of music. He was an avid fan of all Panther and Thunderbolt sporting events. He supported the communities of Colorado City and Walsenburg in many positive ways. Aron was a giver who received joy when others were happy. He will be deeply missed by all who were blessed enough to be a part of his life. A memorial mass will be held Saturday, October 21, 2006 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg at 1 p.m. Johnson-Romero Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wold, Cynthia Dyan
Cynthia Dyan Wold - Huerfano World - January 28, 1993 - Cynthia Dyan Ferrin Wold, 15, a freshman in La Veta High School, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1993, apparently of pneumonia. Her mother, Roberta Wold, math teacher at the high school, found her dead in their Cuchara home at approximately, 4:50 p.m. Suffering for several days from flu-like symptoms, she had stayed home from school that day and had a doctor's appointment scheduled for the following day. Huerfano County Coroner Mike Antle said preliminary autopsy reports indicated pneumonia, but final tests may not be available for a month. He named the time of death about 3-4 p.m. Known as Cindy, she was born in Pueblo Sept. 27, 1977. She and her mother moved to Cuchara from California before the current school year. In La Veta, she was active with forensics, basketball, volleyball and the youth group of Mountain View Baptist Church. The school's three-year old crisis team, never before in action, spent all day Tuesday with students. The team is made up of six faculty members and six peer counselors, aided by ministers in the community. According to Counselor Lottie Hastings, the students responded well to the tragedy. Besides her mother, she is survived by her father, Ferrin Wold and a sister, Lydia Wold, both of Canon City. Services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, in Andrews Funeral Chapel, 422 Macon Avenue in Canon City.

Wolf, Charlotte Ann
Charlotte Ann Wolf - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2005 - Charlotte Ann Wolf, 72, born June 13, 1932, in Greeley, passed away Feb. 15, 2005, in Pueblo. Survived by her husband of nearly 15 years, Dawrence Wolf of the family home in Rye; mother, Emma Jacobs; children, Lora Davidson, Lynn (Jonathon) Middelstadt and Harlan Davidson; stepchildren, Charles (Christine) Wolf, Kathleen (Randy) Lane, Patricia (Michael) Pettigrew, Steven Wolf and Elizabeth (Ron) Walker; siblings, Linda (Roy) Martinez, Sally (Roland) Watkins and Gene (Kathy) Yale; 27 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her son, Barry Davidson on Jan. 1, 2005; father, Miles Yale; and sister, Shirley A. Lynch. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Rye. Interment the following day at Crown Hill Cemetery in Denver. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Wolf, Elena Lorenza
Elena Lorenza (Basquez) Wolf - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2005 - Elena Lorenza (Basquez) Wolf, 57. She was born on Nov. 22, 1947, and went to be with God on March 21, 2005. She was preceded in death by her father, Manuel Basquez; and her brother, Modesto Basquez. Survived by her mother, Mary Basquez; husband, O'Neill Wesley Wolf Jr.; sister, Patricia (Angel) Del Real; brother, Robert (Bertha) Basquez; her three sons, Brian (Michele) Flood, Raymond (Connie) Flood Sr. and Kelly Sais; her grandchildren, Jessica Lopez, Christopher Flood, Raymond Flood Jr., Wolfgang Flood, Bianca Flood; and lifelong friend, Virginia "Ginger" Hill. Special niece, Roberta Basquez; various aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Elena was a loving, caring and unselfish soul who gave of herself to everyone she knew. She truly was a great and loving mother as well as a great friend. She will rightfully be missed by all who knew her. Visitation will be held, 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2005, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Memorial Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at the Roselawn Chapel. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Wolf, Iven P.
Iven P. Wolf - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 1998 - ven P. Wolf, 77, of 620 Sixth Street, Las Animas, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at the United Methodist Church in Las Animas. Interment