The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Aarnes, Carol Rae
Carol Rae Aarnes - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2009 - Carol Rae Aarnes, 69, passed away Oct. 18, 2009. Survived by her husband, Donald Aarnes; son, Greg Guzman of Pueblo West and his father, Roger Guzman of Thornton; stepchildren, Lynne (David) Berwald of White Bear Lake, Minn., and Brett (Katie) Aarnes of Firestone, Colo.; sister, Jane Cox of Littleton, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Gladys Trosen of Tilamook, Ore., and Lois (Edward) Strand of Mitchell, S.D.; brother-in-law, Richard Aarnes of Minneapolis, Minn.; grandson, Austin Guzman; step-grandchildren, Jordyn, Kelsey and Blake Berwald, Gabe Aarnes and Lexi Aarnes; niece, Julie (Don) Karnes of Littleton; and numerous cousins. Preceded in death by her parents, Carroll and Erma French; and her second husband, Jack Hazelett. Carol was born Jan. 25, 1940, in Las Animas, Colo. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and Pueblo West Women's League. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Steve Longley officiating.

Abbate, Bonnie K.
Bonnie K. Abbate - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2010 - Bonnie K. Abbate, 58, a longtime Colorado Springs resident and formerly of Pueblo, passed away on Jan. 11, 2010, in Colorado Springs. Bonnie was born on Dec. 25, 1951, in Pueblo, Colo. Bonnie is survived by her mother, Lillian King; daughters, Jennifer Strehlow, Echo Abbate and Raeann Peifer, all of Colorado Springs; a son, Brian Poteet of Denver; former husband, Joe Abbate; brothers, Raymond King of Ordway and Robert King of Pueblo; a sister, Becky Alber of Pueblo; eight grandchildren, Aspen Peifer, Hunter Peifer, Amber Poteet, Cassidy Poteet, Ella Strehlow, Abby Strehlow, Trey Abbate and Lonie Abbate. Visitation, 3 to 4 p.m., with funeral service to follow at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, Evergreen Funeral Home Chapel, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colo.

Abbate, Santo
Santo Abbate - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2009 - Santo Abbate, 84, formerly of Pueblo. Husband of Betty. Father of Gary, Michael, James and Marilyn (Scott) Anderson. Also survived by seven grandchildren and three sisters. Rosary, 6 p.m. Monday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Holy Family Catholic Church, 4380 Utica St., Denver. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: American Heart Association of CO, 1280 S. Parker Road, Denver, CO 80231. (April 20, 2009)

Abbey, Martha Jewett
Martha Jewett Abbey - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2010 - Martha Jewett Abbey. Born Aug. 6, 1926. Died after a brief illness on Oct. 15, 2010, in Minnetonka, Minn. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Wallace W. Abbey; two daughters, Mary Margaret Abbey (Steven K. Brown) of Golden Valley, Minn., and Martha Abbey Miller (Donald D.) of Westlake Village, Calif.; three grandchildren, Adam Wallace Collins of Bellevue, Wash., Sarah Abbey Brown of Golden Valley, Minn., and Christopher Arthur Sims of Westlake Village; sister, Genevieve Jewett Carter (Jack E.) of Parkville, Mo.; other relatives and friends. A memorial service was held on Oct. 27 in Minnetonka, Minn. Private interment. Memorials are suggested to the genealogy department of the Robert H. Rawlings Public Library, the Arkansas Valley Chapter, DAR, Endowment Fund, or to the Continuing Education Fund of the P.E.O. Sisterhood in care of Chapter FW.

Abbey, Sam
Sam Abbey - Pueblo Indicator - October 31, 1914 - Colonel Sam Abbey Dead -S.A. Abbey, one of the best known citizens of Pueblo, died Thursday from a stroke of Paralysis. Colonel Abbey was a soldier, pioneer, contractor, politician, business man, a true friend and good citizen whose familiar military figure will be missed among the throngs that daily course through the city. He was a man of set ideas and not to be swerved by every passing breeze. He was 72 years old and as far as known had but one relative, an aunt who lives in Chicago.

Abbott, Geraldine Jaye
Geraldine Jaye "Gerri" Abbott - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2012 - Geraldine Jaye"Gerri" Abbott left this life on Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Pueblo. She was born June 30, 1925, in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of Frederick and Inez Jaye, and raised in San Antonio and De Leon, Texas. After graduating from high school, she served a tour as a civilian employee of the Department of the Army in post-war Japan and attended Trinity Lutheran College in San Antonio. In 1956, she married P.O. Abbott and started her family. In 1963, the family moved to Pueblo so that P.O. could work on the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project and Pueblo Reservoir. Gerri quickly made a home here, and was heavily invested in the future of Pueblo. She served in a number of civic capacities, including an honorary position on the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, as a director of the Pueblo Regional Planning Commission and as president of the Pueblo Chapter of the League of Women Voters. She was a candidate for Pueblo City Council. She earned her B.S. from the University of Southern Colorado in 1978. After graduation, she served as an inspector with the Pueblo City-County Health Department. After retirement, she and P.O. enjoyed many years of travel, visiting Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and the Americas. She is survived by her devoted husband of 56 years, Peyton O. 'P.O.' Abbott; son, James T. (Susan Mogck Abbott) Abbott of Austin, Texas; daughter, Laura Kathryn (Tim Wilson) Abbott of Panama City, Panama; brother, Frederick Jaye of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Samantha Abbott, Nicholas Abbott and Thomas Abbott, all of Austin, Texas, and Alan Wilson of Panama City, Panama; and a number of nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews in the Houston area. She was preceded in death by her father and mother; brother, Keith Jaye; aunt, Cornelia Chapman; and uncle, William Chapman. Thanks are given to the staff at Parkview Medical Center and University Park Care Center, her family, and her many friends. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be announced this summer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to PAWS For Life or First Presbyterian Church through the funeral home. Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2012 - Geraldine "Gerri" Abbott. Service, 10 a.m. Friday, at First Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to PAWS or First Presbyterian Church.

Abbott, Wilma
Wilma Abbott - Bakersfield Californian - March 18, 2007 - Wilma Abbott July 11, 1919 - Mar. 15, 2007 Wilma was a loyal and loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend who has gone to be with her Lord and Savior. She was born to Lucile Messinger Penn and William Penn, in Walsenburg, Colorado, where they lived on a farm homestead. When she was seven years old her father died and they moved into town. The family came to Bakersfield in 1928 where she attended local schools. Wilma married Byron Abbott in 1936. After living in Bakersfield for several years, they moved to Kings Beach, North Lake Tahoe in 1945, where Byron established a plumbing business and they raised their two daughters. Wilma returned to Bakersfield in 1968, and was one of the original employees in the accounting office at Cal State Bakersfield, retiring in 1984. Wilma was involved in several local organizations. She joined the Bakersfield Woman's Club in 1984, where she later served as president from 1993 to1994. She worked as a volunteer for the Cancer-Discovery Shop for 20 years, until her passing, and was a member of the Kern County Republican Women. Wilma was strong in her Christian faith, attending Daybreak Baptist Church, and enjoyed the ladies in her Sunday school class. She was preceded in death by her mother and father; her husband, Byron Abbott; her grandson, Scott Lemke; granddaughter, Joyce Boden; and her sister, Amy Engle. Wilma is survived by her daughter, Jacquie Sullivan, Bakersfield, and her children, Richard Boden, Julie Boden and Linda Ford; her daughter, Diana Paskett, Idaho Falls, and her children, Mark Hansen, Tracy Lemke, Michael Hansen and David Hansen; her 12 great-grandchildren; and her 3 great-great- grandchildren. She was lovingly referred to as "Grammy." She is also survived by her brother, Lynn Kemper; and sister, Sue Coats. Wilma was very interested in local politics, and she was Jacquie's strongest supporter during each of her city council campaigns, and she seldom missed a city council meeting. She also helped Jacquie by keeping her books for her rental business, up until a few days before she passed away. Her daughter, Diana, lived out of state, so the telephone lines were busy, and annual trips to Bakersfield by Diana, and to Idaho by Wilma were a must. She was a beautiful seamstress, and her family members took great pride in wearing the outfits Grammy loving crafted. A few of our many special family memories are celebrating Grammy's 75th birthday when she climbed to the falls along the Columbia River while camping, and Grammy's 80th birthday when she parasailed, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. She was considered a celebrity on the beach. Wilma was a champion for her family, always eager to encourage them in their many adventures in life. She will always be remembered for her lively personality, funny sense of humor, youthful spirit, and her loyalty and devotion to her family. Grammy was "generationless." She was always included as "one the girls". Visitation begins Monday, March 19th, from 4-8 p.m., with a chapel service to be held Tuesday, March 20th, 10:00 a.m., at Hillcrest Mortuary. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. She will forever be missed by her family and friends whose lives she deeply touched. We love you Grammy. Till we meet again. From Your Loving Family

Abell, Joseph L.
Joseph L. Abell - Pueblo Indicator - December 30, 1939 - Short Local Items - J. L. Abell, an engineer at Public Water Works, the South Side plant, died of injuries he received Wednesday from being struck by an automobile at Northern and Cleveland avenues. The accident occurred late in the night as Abell was going to work. Note: Joseph L. Abell was buried in Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado.

Abernathy, Paul Earl
Paul Earl Abernathy - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2012 - Paul Earl Abernathy parted this life after a lengthy battle with heart and lung complications to join his Lord, Jesus Christ, on Feb. 23, 2012. Paul was born April 11, 1941. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Alma Abernathy; infant sister, Mary Lois; numerous aunts and uncles. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; brother, James Jeffrey (Cheryl) Abernathy; sons, Michael (Lisa) Racine, Patrick (Susie) Abernathy, Rob (Rella) Abernathy and Kevin P. Abernathy; six grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Paul attended St. Francis grade school, and graduated from Pueblo Catholic High in 1959, where he excelled in football, baseball and track. He attended Western State at Gunnison for one year. Paul was an avid fisherman and had continued fishing with several of his longtime buddies from grade school. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, St. Joseph Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice House or St. Joseph Renovation fund. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Abeyta, Alex Jr.
Alex Abeyta, Jr. - Trinidad Times Independent - March 30, 2011 - Alex Abeyta, Jr., 74, left this world peacefully surrounded by his family March 26, 2011, at Park View Hospital due to complications from open heart surgery. He was preceded in death by parents Alex Abeyta, Sr., Dulcinea Gallegos, and brother Thomas J. Abeyta. Alex was born Oct. 21, 1936, in Trinidad. He attended local schools and graduated from Hoehne High School in 1955. He married his high school sweetheart, Julie, in October 1956. Together they had four beautiful children, Julie Ann (Spence) Cutting of Woodland Park, Bill A. Abeyta of Colorado Springs, Richard A. (Angie) Abeyta of Denver, and Amy Sue (Jason) Albert of Denver; five beautiful granddaughters, Alexis and Alyssa Cutting, Caitlyn, Maliah and Brooke Abeyta. He is also survived by sisters Tomasita Baca, Sally Trujillo, Linda Alizadeh and brother George Abeyta. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Alex was employed by the Burlington Northern, Santa Fe Railroad for 36 years. He earned his associates degree in Law Enforcement from TSJC in 1971, during which time he was employed by the city of Trinidad for nine years as a police officer with a rank of Sergeant. His greatest joy in life was spending holidays with his family and traveling with his wife Julie, and friends. He enjoyed golf and served on many boards including Trinidad Tourism Board, Trinidad Ambulance Board and was a volunteer at the Trinidad Welcome Center, member of Trinidad Catholic Parish and a devout Catholic. During his retirement, he loved meeting his ' coffee club'  friends at McDonald' s. When he walked in a room, he lit up it up. He will be so missed by all. Visitation was March 31. Rosary will be Friday, April 1, at noon, at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral will be Friday, April 1, at 1 p.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will be at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Abeyta, Amadeo Benjamin
Amadeo Benjamin "A.B." Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - July 5, 2009 - Amadeo Benjamin "A.B." Abeyta, 92, went to be with our Lord on June 29, 2009, following a brief illness. He was preceded in death by parents, Isidoro and Adela Abeyta; sister, Julia; brothers, Andrew, Emilo and Jess; wife, Sadie; son, Chuck; and daughter- in-law, Willie. He is survived by daughter, Betty (Robert) Gonzales; grandsons, Mark (Lynette) Gonzales and Michael Gonzales; and great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Gonzales; brothers, Dr. Lee M. (Josephine) Abeyta, Jack (Julia) Abeyta, Dave Abeyta and Joseph Abeyta; sisters, Elsie Trujillo and Mary Evelyn Fisher; sisters-in-law, Dolores Lucero and Grace Valdez; brother-in-law, John Lucero; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. He was a generous, friendly, kind, loving person who was loved by all who knew him. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, bowling, traveling and going to restaurants. He retired from CF&I on Jan. 1, 1980, as a table operator, 25-inch Rolling Mill Department, with 38 years of service. The family would like to give special thanks to the medical staff of St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, Minnequa Medicenter and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Viewing, noon to 4 p.m. today, July 5; funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, July 6, both at Imperial Funeral Home, with the Rev. Duane Arledge and Dr. Lee M. Abeyta officiating. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home. Reception to follow at 13 Ravel Court.

Abeyta, Anna Marie
Anna Marie Torres Abeyta - Trinidad-Times Independent - November 11, 2011 - Anna Marie Torres Abeyta - Teacher - Anna Marie Torres Abeyta, a longtime resident and revered educator of Trinidad, passed away on Oct. 31, 2011, in Littleton at the age of 95. She was born on Dec. 23, 1915, in Weston, the daughter of Carmelita (Cordova) and Jose Estanislous Torres. On Dec. 28, 1945, Anna united in marriage to Augustine A. Abeyta, in Trinidad. Anna graduated from Trinidad High School in 1935, Trinidad State Junior College in 1937, and Adams State College in 1963. She went on to become a successful elementary educator from 1939 to 1983. She started her career at Weston Elementary School and taught at Farisita, North Garcia, Holy Trinity Catholic, Columbian, Eckhart, and East Street elementary schools. She taught in the Student Teacher and the Federal Teacher Aide Programs. She retired from public education at the age of 68. She continued her public service by teaching the Adult Education Reading Program at Trinidad State Junior College. Anna had a love for children, learning, and a passion for teaching, sharing and giving. She possessed a particular sensitivity for the poor and those in need. Anna would provide food, clothing, haircuts and support to anyone she could help. She was a true humanitarian. Most importantly, Anna inspired and emphasized that every person with a good education could become self sufficient, independent and well respected. A good education could open up doors of opportunity. Throughout her entire life, even in her final days, she continued to touch people in extraordinary ways. Anna loved being busy. She liked to sew, cook, paint, and draw landscapes. She also liked chopping wood, gardening, and yard work. It was difficult keeping Anna indoors. She loved a challenge. The common thread throughout her life was her love for people, children, her Catholic faith, her creative ventures, the outdoors, her Spanish heritage, and most of all her family. She was made of pure love. Preceding her in death are parents Carmelita and Jose Estanislaus Torres, beloved husband Augustine A. Abeyta, sisters Anita Torres, Ida Gurule, Violita Torres; brothers Benn Torres, Frank Torres, Martin Torres and brothers-in-law Ray Torres and Abel Gurule. Survivors are daughter Johnye (Bob) Nielson, son Darryl (Cindy) Abeyta, grandchildren Aaryn, Tory, Krysti and Seth, sister Kate Torres, brothers Louise (Anna) Torres, Joe (Mary) Torres, sister-in-law, Rachel Torres, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation and Rosary were Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. Funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Internment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Darryl Abeyta, Bob Nielson, Seth Abeyta, John Torres, Ron Arant, and Valerie Borrego. Arrangements under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Abeyta, Brian E.
Brian E. Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2011 - Brian E. Abeyta, 36, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 22, 2011. Brian is survived by his mother, Carol Snarich; father, Edwin Abeyta; stepfather, Michael Lowe; siblings, Michelle (Dave) Cardella, John (Suzanne) Abeyta and Sara Abeyta; nine nieces and nephews; and numerous extended family and friends. Celebration of life, 2 p.m. Thursday, Romero Courtesy Hall.

Abeyta, Dolores A.
Dolores A. Abeyta - Trinidad Times Independent - October 1, 2008 - Dolores A. Abeyta, beloved wife and mother of three passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, September 15, 2008 after a fifteen month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her husband and children and loving grandchildren. Dolores graduated from Trinidad High School in 1974. Then Graduated from UCCS in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and was in the process of getting her masters degree in Education and Science from Colorado College. She served the Colorado Springs community as an Elementary teacher at Wilson Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, Giberson Elementary, Centennial Elementary and Oak Creek Elementary. Dolores, lovingly known as Dodie, had a passion for the outdoors specifically birds, art and children. She was also the co-owner of Sun Construction. Dolores is survived by her Night in Shining Armor Floyd Abeyta (husband), her three children Amber-joy Tacey, Brandi Abeyta and Daniel Abeyta, her six grandchildren Ella Anderson, Dehlia Abeyta, Mya Tacey, Rayden Abeyta, Drake Abeyta and Jolie Tacey. Also by her loving mother Mary Hurtado, her brothers Raymond and John Hurtado and her loving and dedicated sisters Gloria Hurtado and Elvera Martin and several adoring nieces and nephews. The Memorial Service took place at our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church on Thursday, September 15, 2008. A living memorial can be viewed at www.mem.com. The Abeyta family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support. Memorial contributions can be made to www.pancan.org a service for pancreatic cancer patients.

Abeyta, Elaine J.
Elaine J. Abeyta - Trinidad Times Independent - March 22, 2011 - Elaine J. Abeyta, 69, passed away peacefully at her home on March 16, 2011. Elaine was born May 17, 1941 in Trinidad to Pauline and Fred Banovich. She attended and graduated from Trinidad High School in 1959 with a scholarship to TSJC. Elaine was an avid bookkeeper and accountant, having worked at banks in the Trinidad and Alamosa area She was the office manager for High Plains Medical Center for several years during the center's existence in Trinidad. She also worked part-time as a child health screener at the local health department. On Feb. 13, 1960, Elaine married Anthony Abeyta at Mt. Carmel Church, in Trinidad, where they raised three sons. She chose not to work while her children were in school. She was devoted to them, their school work and activities. She missed very few, if any school functions, especially their sporting activities. Elaine loved traveling with her husband, especially their trips to Las Vegas and New Mexico casinos. Colorado casinos did not agree with her health. You could not find a more passionate person than Elaine. Her personality made it possible to love her immediately and the more you knew her, the more that love grew. Preceding her in death are parents, Pauline and Fred Banovich, sister Nadine Mondragon, two infant brothers Freddie and Rudy, stepfather Harold McMahan, stepbrother Gene McMahan. and maternal and paternal grandparents. Elaine is survived by her husband of 51 years Anthony Abeyta, her children, Anthony (Celeste) Abeyta Jr., Dr. Ronald "Budge" (Crystal) Abeyta, Fredrick "Fritz" (Corrine) Abeyta, sister Christine (Joe) Sepulveda, grandchildren, Jordan, Ashley, Danielle, Austin, Brittany, Kaylee, and Jayden (her 9/11 baby). She was also called Grandma by Chelsea, Bethany and Chanel Duran. Elaine loved all her grandchildren with a passion. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Perfecto Abeyta, Joe Padilla, Joe Sepulveda, Ray Mondragon. Active pallbearers are Carlos Abeyta, Herman Abeyta, Floyd Abeyta, Arthur Abeyta, Mike Ossola and Bob Lucero. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Abeyta, Eliseo
Eliseo Abeyta - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - December 28, 2005 - Eliseo Abeyta, age 90, died November 21, 2005 in Raton, NM. He was born September 6, 1915 in Colfax, NM to Benigno and Adelina (Gonzales) Abeyta. He was married to Marie Montoya on January 20, 1938 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad, CO. He was a lifetime resident of the Trinidad area and graduated from Primero High School. He was a coal miner for 23 years, worked in the Las Animas County Courthouse Assessors Office for 16 years and produced his own popular Spanish radio program on KCRT that was on Monday through Saturday. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 1072, U.M.W.A. Local 9856, Trinidad, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Marie. Sisters Jennie, Helen and Flora. He is survived by his sons Gary (Priscilla) Abeyta, Aurora, CO and Leslie (Karen) Abeyta, Broomfield, CO; daughter Dolores (Richard) Bronowski, Lakewood, CO; brother Ben Abeyta, Denver, CO. Seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, November 25, 2005, from 8 AM to Noon. Rosary will be Friday, November 25 at Noon at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral mass will follow at 1 PM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Hagan, S.J. officiating. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice or memorial masses. The family may be contacted at 2373 South Yarrow Way, Lakewoood, CO 80227. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Abeyta, Emiterio
Emiterio "Ted" Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - January 3, 2012 - Emiterio "Ted" Abeyta, 78, was called back to his heavenly home the evening of Dec. 30, 2011. His unexpected passing was sudden. Ted served in the USMC which he considered some of the best years of his life "Semper Fi." He retired from the CF&I Wire Mill department with 44 years of service. He was born Sept. 19, 1933, in Trinchera, Colo. He enjoyed family, laughter, smiles and a good conversation; watching his children and grandchildren use their God-given talents. Predeceased by his parents, Abundia Trujillo and Manuel Abeyta; twin sons, Frank and Theodore Abeyta; siblings, Cecilio Abeyta, Filomenia Escarcida, Ida Gonzales, Nora Abeyta, Dora Sintas and Julian Abeyta; in-laws, Juan Gonzales, Augustina Gonzales, Angelina Evins, Robert Gonzales and Mary Evans. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Epifania "Eppie" Abeyta; children, Daniel (Dano) Abeyta, Charles "Chuck" (Virginia) Abeyta, Patricia "Enedine" (Coke) Abeyta, Ralph (Lynda) Abeyta, Myra (Joe) Diaz and Steven (Anita) Abeyta; seven siblings, Manuel "Jimbo" (Alice) Abeyta, Gilbert (Doris) Abeyta, Vivano DeLaO, Ray (Nancy) DeLaO, Joseph (Trudy) DeLaO, Luz Rodrigues and Emiteria "Mitty" (Ron) Solano; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Andrew Sintas; numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation 4 p.m. Wednesday, followed by rosary vigil, 7 p.m.; both at Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Agape Fellowship Church. Interment with full military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Abeyta, Gary
Gary Abeyta - Trinidad Times Independent - August 20, 2008 - Gary Abeyta, 67, passed away Aug. 18. Preceded in death by grandson, Ronnie Joseph and parents, Marie and Eliseo Abeyta. Survived by his wife of 34 years, Priscilla; son, Gregg and grandson, Alanzo; sister, Dolores (Dick) Bronowski; brother, Leslie (Karen) Abeyta; sister-in-law, Dolores Leyba and brother-in-law, Leonard (Lana) Leyba; uncle, Ben Abeyta; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Gary graduated from Holy Trinity in Trinidad. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Visitation will be Thurs. from 5 to 7pm with a Rosary to follow at 7pm at Olinger Hampden Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held Fri. at 10am at Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Interment with honors to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Abeyta, George D.
George D. Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 2013 -George D. Abeyta, 74, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer Feb. 1, 2013. A retired steel worker, He was born Oct. 29, 1938, in Trinidad, Colo., to Alex and Daisy (Gallegos) Abeyta, both who preceded him in death; along with a daughter, Gayleen; a son, Victor; and brothers, Tom Abeyta and Alex Abeyta; and a sister, Tomacita Baca. He is survived by his children, George Abeyta, Michael LaCrue, Gary (Cori) LaCrue, Terry (Joey) Maestas, Joseph (Melanie) Abeyta and Brian (Krista) Abeyta; sisters, Sallie Trujillo and Linda (Mosen) Alizadeh; mother of his children, Frances Lopez; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Cremation has taken place in Angelus Crematorium. At George's request, no formal services.

Abeyta, Irene M.
Irene M. Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - October 5, 2009 - Irene M. Abeyta, 84, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 2, 2009. Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Abeyta Jr.; parents, Francisco and Rosa Carpio; brothers, Francis Eugene, Aaron Ruben and Charles Benjamin Carpio; and her dog, Dobie. Irene is survived by her children, Robert "Bob" (Tina) Carpio, Charles "Junie" (Neri) Albo and Serafina "Sara" (George) Garcia; grandchildren, Diana (Rob) King, George Garcia Jr., Ted (Simy) Garcia, Marc (Desiree) Albo, Desiree (Shelby) Honeywell, Joey Carpio Jr. and Amber Carpio; 16 great grandchildren; sisters, Mary Abeyta and Helen Huerta; and other extended family and friends. Irene was very talented when she would crochet. She enjoyed spending time working in her yard. Irene and her husband, Pete, were best friends, they loved traveling together. Irene and Pete will celebrate his birthday Oct. 6, in heaven this year together. She was proud of her grandchildren and loved to "baby" them all with her fabulous cooking. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Abeyta, Jack
Jack (Jacob) Abeyta - Trinidad Times Independent - April 1, 2012 - Jack (Jacob) Abeyta, 88, was born on April 10, 1923, and was called by the Lord on Thursday, March 29, 2012. He is survived by his wife Julia of 63 years; children, Edwin (Rose), Gloria (Jesus), Danny (Beverly), Jackie, Gail; siblings, Lee, Dave, Mary, Joe; eleven grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Jack is preceded in death by his parents, Isidoro and Adela Abeyta; siblings, Andrew, Emilio, Ben, Elsie, and Jess. The family would like to acknowledge the loving care provided by Sangre de Cristo Hospice caregivers. Visitation, 5-8 pm, Monday, April 2, 2012 at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Service, 10:30 am, Tuesday, April 3, Praise Assembly Church, 2000 Troy Ave, Pueblo, CO. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Online condolences, www.imperialfunerals.com. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Abeyta, Jack
Jack (Jacob) Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - April 1, 2012 - Jack (Jacob) Abeyta, 88, was born on April 10, 1923, and was called by the Lord on Thursday, March 29, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Julia; children, Edwin (Rose), Gloria (Jesus), Danny (Beverly), Jackie and Gail; siblings, Lee, Dave, Mary and Joe; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Isidoro and Adela Abeyta; siblings, Andrew, Emilio, Ben, Elsie and Jess. The family would like to acknowledge the loving care provided by Sangre de Cristo Hospice caregivers. Visitation, 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2012, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, Praise Assembly Church, 2000 Troy Ave., Pueblo. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Abeyta, Joe Alonzo
Joe Alonzo Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - August 2, 2009 - Joe Alonzo Abeyta, 70, born Dec. 4, 1938, in Trinidad, passed away July 30, 2009, in Pueblo. Mr. Abeyta was a farmer, he loved working with mother earth. He also loved fishing, and his grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Ruben and Pacomia Aragon Abeyta. Survived by children, Joe and Katherine Abeyta, Rose and Rudy Jaramillo, Thomas Abeyta, Gilbert Abeyta; a niece, Ida Trujillo; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. At his request, cremation. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

Abeyta, Jose Ernesto
Jose Ernesto Abeyta - Conner-Westbury Funeral Home - November 2010 - Mr. Jose Ernesto Abeyta, age 80, of Jackson, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at his residence. Mr. Abeyta, also known as ' Candy Man,'  was born on February 22, 1930 in Suffield, Colorado to the late Jose Lino Abeyta and the late Lupita Trujillo Abeyta. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Dustin Lamar Tolbert. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and the United States Navy, having served during the Korean War. Mr. Abeyta was a retired postal carrier with the United States Postal Service. Mr. Abeyta is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gloria Sibley Abeyta; children, Therese Blease, Trini Abeyta, Mackie Rhodes, Karen Barbour, Kathy Darden, Doreen Rowe, Michelle Abeyta, and Jimmy Sibley; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Jane Kirkland of Denver, Colorado; three nieces. Memorial services for Mr. Jose Ernesto Abeyta will be conducted on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Reverend Keith Rhodes will officiate. Friends may visit the family on Sunday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service. Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin, is in charge of the arrangements.

Abeyta, Jose Eusebio
Jose Eusebio Abeyta - La Revista De Taos Newspaper - Date Unknown - Jose Eusebio Abeyta age 45 years, 3 months and 22 day resident of Vigil, Colo. died in a Pueblo, Colo. hospital. Survived by his parents Agapito Abeyta and Maria Antonia Abeyta; Wife Manuelita de Abeyta and 2 sons, names not listed. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Abeyta, Joshua James
Joshua James Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2010 - Joshua James Abeyta, 18, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 8, 2010. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lillian Bengtson; and great-grandfather, Placido Blea. Joshua is survived by his mother, Michelle (Jake Martinez) Abeyta; father, Bill Bengtson; stepfather, James Abeyta; siblings, Chantelle, Michael and Rachelle Abeyta; grandparents, John and Estella DeLao, Vernon Bengtson and Elmo and Josie Abeyta; great- grandparents, Beatrice Blea and Josie Harris; special aunts and uncles, Andrea (James) Salazar, John DeLao, Daniel Abeyta, Deborah Abeyta, Ellie (Mike) Kulseth; and numerous cousins and friends. Viewing, prior to service. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy. Interment at Imperial Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Praise Assembly Hall following interment. Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2012 - Rivas convicted of murder - Puebloan faces 16-48 year prison sentence - After nearly 11 hours of deliberations, a Pueblo jury of four men and eight women found Arien Rivas guilty of second-degree murder. The conviction means Rivas, 21, faces between 16 and 48 years in prison for killing 18-year-old Joshua Abeyta two years ago during a fight with one of Rivas friends at a party. Rivas has been jailed since his arrest July 8, 2010. District Judge David Crockenberg revoked his bail bond following the conviction. Dressed in a gray suit, Rivas was handcuffed by Pueblo County sheriff's deputies immediately after the verdict was read and even before the jurors were sent away. Rivas showed little emotion at the decision while Abeyta's family and friends appeared overcome with it. Throughout the two-week trial, Rivas public defenders argued that their client was too intoxicated to have the intent necessary to commit premeditated first-degree murder - the charge Rivas faced. But during his closing remarks on Friday, Deputy District Attorney Bob Case reminded the jury that intoxication only could serve as a defense to first-degree murder and that, at the very least, Rivas committed second-degree murder. Second-degree murder and manslaughter are lesser included offenses to the first-degree murder charge. Rivas claimed he was trying to defend his friend from serious injury or death when he fired three shots at Abeyta, but in convicting Rivas of second-degree murder, the jury appeared to reject that argument. Rivas is scheduled for sentencing in September.Pueblo Chieftain - August 5, 2012 - Puebloan guilty of murder - A jury took nearly 11 hours to find Arien Rivas guilty of second-degree murder in the July 2010 shooting death of 18-year-old Joshua Abeyta. Rivas, 21, faces a prison sentence between 16 and 48 years. He is scheduled to be sentenced in September.

Abeyta, Juan Ernest
Juan Ernest Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2009 - Juan Ernest Abeyta, 87, of Pueblo, Colo., formerly of Trinidad, Colo., passed away Oct. 27, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Albinita Abeyta; sisters, Grace, Susie, Nora and Ida; brothers, Lloy and Robert. Survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Anna Marie (Shannon); son, Richard (Della) Abeyta; daughters, Lucille Abeyta (Gerold Gallegos), Diane (Ron) Shafer. Mr. Abeyta also is survived by seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Survived by one brother, Louie (Sadie) Abeyta; numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Patrick Santisteven, Amiee Abeyta, Lynn Prucha, Michael Abeyta, Shannon Shafer and Steve Shafer. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and Elks organization. Mr. Abeyta was born May 13, 1922, in Valdez, Colo. After graduating from Primero High School, he entered the U.S. Navy and served his country aboard the USS San Francisco during World War II. After receiving an honorable discharge, he returned home and began working as a clerk for the Colorado Supply in Weston, Colo. He married Anna Marie Shannon on Nov. 27, 1947, and together they raised three children. Mr. Abeyta attended Regis College in Denver, Colo., and received his degree from Trinidad State Junior College. He pursued a career in the insurance business for a short time after leaving the Colorado Supply, working for American National and later for Metropolitan Life Insurance. In 1967, he became director of the Neighborhood Youth Corp., where he helped young adults age 16 to 21 either to stay or return to school and also helped them with employment opportunities. It was during this time he was nicknamed 'Mr. A' by the teenagers. He also worked at the Black Lung Clinic at Mount San Rafael Hospital, where he reached out and helped retired miners to get treatments. Reaching out and helping his neighbors was what he did best. This is what prompted him to run and be elected Las Animas County Assessor. He lived his whole life in the Trinidad area and knew practically everyone. He loved meeting new people who came into the assessor' s office and they appreciated his knowledge of the Trinidad area. After leaving the assessor' s office, he enjoyed retirement and meeting his friends over coffee. Due to health issues, he and his wife moved to Pueblo, Colo. Mr. Abeyta was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and previously Mount Carmel Church in Trinidad, Colo. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Rosary, 10 a.m. Saturday, with funeral Mass to follow, Christ the King Church. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, whose support and kindness to the entire family is greatly appreciated.

Abeyta, Lucy
Lucy Abeyta - Denver Post - January 20, 2011 - Lucy Abeyta loved her ranch so much that when she finally had to leave it, "I thought we'd have to do physical harm to her to get her out," said granddaughter Carla Peters of Denver. Abeyta had lived on the place almost 60 years, and she "just liked nature and her animals," Peters said. Abeyta, who moved to a care facility in Littleton because of bad health, died Dec. 22. She was 92. Her service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Beth Eden Baptist Church, 2600 Wadsworth Blvd. Abeyta and her husband, the late Mike Abeyta, owned the ranch near Aguilar, but he had outside jobs as an airline mechanic, working in the coal mines near Trinidad and at the steel mills in Pueblo. He came home on weekends, "but she did most of the ranching," said her daughter, Cristie Clark. "She had the ability, and if she'd had the opportunity of women today, she'd have been running a major corporation," her daughter said. "She had a lot of spunk and spitfire in her," Peters said. Always carefully dressed in jeans, boots and one of her 25 cowboy hats, the 4-foot-10 Abeyta was often "shorter than the snow drifts," her daughter said. She'd walk on top of the drifts to get feed to cattle. She fixed fences, delivered calves, raised a garden and chickens and developed a herd of champion Charolais cattle, Clark said. "She was full of life and energy," said a neighbor, Emmie Kleinbach. "Whatever had to be done, she did it," said another neighbor, Bill Johnson of Aguilar. "She was a great woman." Abeyta didn't mind the isolation (the nearest neighbor was a mile away), but she slept with a handgun under her pillow and had a shotgun. One night, she heard some noise in the yard, opened the door and "shot into the night." The only fatality was the neighbor's dog. "She always had the attitude that you shoot first and ask questions later," Clark said. Lucinda DeLao was born in Salem, N.M., on April 13, 1918. She was 1 year old when her mother died, and after that she moved with her father and 11 siblings to Greeley. The whole family worked picking crops in the Greeley area, and at age 16, DeLao got a job assisting a nurse who helped new mothers in their homes. DeLao eloped with Mike Abeyta in 1936. They lived in Cheyenne and Trinidad before returning to the ranch his family owned in the Trujillo Creek area. They owned 180 acres and leased 400, Clark said. He died in 1993, and she stayed on the ranch until 2004. In addition to her daughter and granddaughter, Abeyta is survived by two sons: Mike Abeyta Jr. of Albuquerque and Robert Abeyta of Pinnacle, N.C., seven other grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Abeyta, Lydia Fern
Lydia Fern Abeyta - Trinidad Times Independent - March 3, 2011 - Surrounded by her family, Lydia Fern Abeyta, passed away peacefully at her home on March 1, 2011. Lydia was born on August 31, 1936 at her parent's home in San Juan, Colorado. After marrying Carlos Abeyta, the former Primero High School Home Coming Queen, raised her five children and pursued a career as a cosmetologist. Later, Lydia achieved her BA and MA in Elementary School Education and taught for 20 years. Lydia's accomplishments, her devotion to her family and her faith in God serve as an inspiration and role model to all. Lydia will forever be remembered for her home cooking, beautiful quilting, camping and fishing with family, trips to Cripple Creek and the many friends she opened her heart and home too. Lydia is survived by her husband of 57 years, Carlos Abeyta and her children: Alan (Kim) Abeyta, Sandra (Johnny) Ornelas, Denise (Henry) Perea, Marvin (Kathy) Abeyta, her Grand Children : Jasmine (Derrick), David (Terra), Lucas, Tasha (Chris), Jackie, Alex, Carlos, Jackson, Jonathon; her Great Grand Children: Davina, Alyssa, Isaiah, Amaya, Anessa, and her loving siblings: Lucille, Irma (Dave), Aleen (Leonard), Jimmy(Bea). Lydia was preceded in death by her eldest son, Norman. A memorial rosary will be held for Lydia at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2011 at the Shrine of Remembrance ' America the Beautiful'  Chapel. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 927 North Logan Avenue with a reception following services. Interment will occur at a later date at Mountain Memorial Cemetery in Divide, Colorado.

Abeyta, Mary
Mary Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - June 8, 2012 - Mary Abeyta, 93, passed away on June 6, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Francisco and Rosa Carpio; first husband, Raphael C. Iniguez Sr.; second husband, Joey Abeyta; daughter, Mary C. Iniguez Calahan; grandson, William A. Baros Sr.; three brothers and one sister. Mary is survived by her children, Raphael C. (Barbara) Iniguez Jr., Magdalena (Benjamin) Trujillo, Raymond S. (Brenda) Iniguez; grandchildren, Roberta (Richard) Robles, Doreen (John) Lopez, Ronald (Terrie) Iniguez, Christine (Johnny Powell) Speck, Edmond R. (Anni) Iniguez, Rachelle D. (James Furia) Iniguez, Raymond F. (Terrie) Martinez Jr., Glenn Martinez; siblings, Helen Huerta and Joseph Robert Carpio; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mary was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and will be missed by all. Rosary, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012, St. Pius X Church, with funeral Mass to follow at 10:30 am. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Abeyta, Mary Ida E.
Mary Ida E. Abeyta - Denver Post - November 4, 2004 - Mary Ida E. Abeyta, August 12, 1936 to October 30, 2004. Survived by 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Burial to take place in Gardner, CO, November 6, 2 p.m.

Abeyta, Mary R.
Mary R. Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - December 6, 2011 - Mary R. Abeyta, 93, of Pueblo, born April 9, 1918, went to be with the Lord Dec. 2, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emilio; and son, Deloy Abeyta; as well as brothers and sister. Survived by her children, Fermin (Louredes) Trujillo, Marie Gurule, Jose Trujillo, Gloria Vigil, Clovis (Dorothy) Trujillo, Richard (Liz) Abeyta and Elmo (Josie) Abeyta, Sharon Abeyta and Raymond Abeyta. Mary leaves to cherish her memory 16 grandchildren, 36 great- grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren (two more on the way!) as well as numerous nieces and nephews, cousins other relatives and friends. Mary was born in Walsenburg, Colo. to the union of Helario and Rose Cerda. Mary loved her family, especially cooking for them for gatherings that they had often. She had stacks of tortillas made every day and was always known for her peanut cake which was always a treat. Though Mom will be sadly missed, her memory will be left to treasure in the hearts of those who loved her and whom she loved. We celebrate the time we had with our Mom as we send her off to begin her new journey, to be reunited with her family in heaven as they welcome her home. Visitation, from noon until 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, both services at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Abeyta, Reina Estrella
Reina Estrella Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2009 - Reina Estrella Abeyta, 21, of Alamosa, formerly of Pueblo, passed away on Feb. 15, 2009. Reina is survived by her sons, Matthew Muniz and Anthony Andres Abeyta; parents, Rey and Liz Abeyta; brothers, Rey Jr., Joey, Emilio "Milo" and Casey; grandparents, Andres and Argelia Beascochea and Sharon Estrella Abeyta; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family and friends. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Abeyta, Robert Anthony
Robert Anthony 'Splash' Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2009 -Rober tAnthony Abeyta, 56, passed away Nov. 15, 2009. Survived by his loving children, Robert Jr., Marcos, Dominic, Sandy, Jennifer, Juanita, Christina and Kimberly. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 235 N. Convent, Trinidad.

Abeyta, Thomas Selzo II
Thomas Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2012 - Man shot dead in encounter - Suspect hospitalized after car crash while fleeing scene - A man was shot and killed early Saturday and a suspect was injured after being ejected in a car crash. The victim was identified as Thomas, or Tomas Abeyta, 39, the Pueblo County Coroner said. The suspect was identified as Matthew Zach Aldaz, 25, Pueblo police said. The incident happened at 1:54 a.m. near the 7-Eleven at 905 E. Northern Ave. Aldaz reportedly shot Abeyta multiple times and then fled in a car. Aldaz later wrecked in the 1100 block of Northern and was ejected from the car. Police said it was a single-car accident. Aldaz was being treated for injuries at a local hospital, the name of which wasn't disclosed by police. "His injuries are serious and he's not going to be getting out of the hospital any time soon, at least the next four or five days," Deputy Chief Andy McLachlan said. Aldaz was reportedly armed with a handgun when he confronted his unidentified ex-girlfriend and Abeyta, a press release said. The suspect reportedly opened fire on the victim, who died at the scene. McLachlan said bullets were lodged in the store and neighboring houses. "It was moving around from close (range) to a distance," McLachlan said, adding there was only one shooter. Abeyta was identified as the woman's "male companion," the release said. Because Aldaz is in the hospital, he has not been officially arrested. McLachlan said detectives were still deciding what charges to pursue against Aldaz because "we don't know what led up to this." Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2012 - Thomas Selzo Abeyta II, 38, of Pueblo, Sept. 22, 2012. Arrangements pending. Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2012 - Thomas 'Tomas' Selzo Abeyta II, 38, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 22, 2012. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Abeyta, Virgil
Virgil Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2013 - Virgil Abeyta, 72, of Denver, Colo., passed away May 26, 2013, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his brother, John Abeyta. Survived by his sister, Vicky (Albert) Albo; nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2013, at Angelus Chapel. Burial at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at 2530 Oakland Ave.

Abeyta, William Alexander
William 'Bill' Alexander Abeyta - Trinidad Times Independent - February 15, 2013 - William 'Bill' Alexander Abeyta, 52, died unexpectedly. He was born July 27, 1960, resided in Colorado Springs. He was born to the late Alex Abeyta Jr. He is survived by mother Julie Abeyta of Trinidad. He is also survived by sister Julie A. Cutting and brother-in-law Spence Cutting, brother Rick Abeyta and wife Angela and sister Amy Sue Albert. Five nieces, Alexis Adams and husband Derek Adams, Alyssa Cutting, Caitlyn, Maliah and Brooke Abeyta and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He graduated from Trinidad Catholic High School in 1978. Bill received his Bachelors of Science degree from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) in Business Administration in 2000 and a Masters degree in Business Administration from UCCS in 2004. Bill LOVED skiing and riding his mountain bike. We hope you are up there in heaven skiing some awesome powder and riding your mountain bike. He loved taking photographs of our beautiful Colorado scenery and wildlife and enjoyed sharing his pictures with family and friends. He loved his nieces with all his heart. A favorite quote of his was, ' The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.'  Dorothea Lange. He will be missed by many. Rosary will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel followed by a Scriptural service. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Abeyta-Baca, Delma
Delma Abeyta-Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - February 8, 2013 - Delma Abeyta-Baca, 42, of Pueblo, Jan. 30, 2013. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel.

Abeyta-Robertson, Robyn MaryLynn
Robyn MaryLynn Abeyta-Robertson - Trinidad Times Independent - July 13, 2012 - Robyn MaryLynn Abeyta-Robertson, Wife, mother, student, caregiver - Robyn MaryLynn Abeyta-Robertson, 44, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Robyn loved her Lord Jesus and knew by His mercy and grace that He carried her daily. She was at a place in her life where she knew who she was in Christ. She was devoted to the Lord in her daily prayers and daily Bible devotions. She was also active in her Rockford, Ill., church community where she sang in the Joy Belles choir. Robyn was born May 9, 1968. She attended Mt. Carmel Catholic Grade School and was a 1986 graduate of Trinidad Catholic High School where she excelled in running track and won 79 medals and numerous ribbons. She attended the University of North Dakota at Williston and earned an Associate of Arts degree in 1988. She completed a Bachelor of Social Work degree in 1991. At the time of her death, Robyn was a few months away from completing a master' s degree in social work and psychology. In October 2001, Robyn was united in marriage to William Robertson Jr. in Denver. To this union was born a son, Calvin James, who she adored and loved with all her heart. Robyn had a passion and love for special needs adults and children. She worked for Southern Colorado Developmental Disability Services and Las Animas County Rehabilitation Center under the direction of her dear friend and mentor, Duane Roy. She also worked for Denver Options and various agencies in the Denver metropolitan area. Robyn was a caregiver to her father-in-law, Mr. Bill. She was devoted to her Aunt Gladys and Aunt Sharlene, both of whom she held near and dear to her heart. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mary and Claude Lamorie; her aunt, Ethel Lamorie; her cousins, J.J. Vigil and Josh Vigil; and her Goddaughter, Alexis Lamorie. Robyn is survived by her husband, William Robertson Jr.; her stepdaughter, Kimberly; her mother-in-law, Pat; and her sister-in-law, Rita. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Calvin James Robertson; her parents, Velma and Leon Gutierrez, her brother, LeJon Gutierrez, her sister and brother-in-law, Gabrielle and Joaquin Gonzales; and her Godparents, Aunt Gladys and Uncle Earl Garcia. She is also survived by her aunts and uncles, Laura Lamorie, Sharlene Lamorie, Max (Cheryl) Lamorie, Claude (Carolyn) Lamorie Jr.; her nieces, Ashlee Gutierrez, Felicia Gonzales, Autumn Gutierrez and Ellegra Gutierrez; her special nephew, Isaiah Gutierrez; her Godson, Gabriel Moltrer, who she loved dearly; and three generations of cousins too numerous to mention. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by a 1 p.m. Friday, July 13, funeral service at First Christian Church officiated by pastor Cary Nelson. Interment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are her first cousins Earlene Corbishley, Regina Diaz, Derna Lee Garcia, Claudine Gonzales, Kevin Lamorie, Shane Lamorie, Craig Lovato and Elisha Vigil. Carrying Robyn to her final resting place will be her first cousins, Charles Garcia Jr., Jeremy Lamorie, Clint Lovato, Corey Lovato and Jason Vigil, and her only nephew, Isaiah Gutierrez. Arrangements have been made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Abeyta-Shaneff, Isabelle
Isabelle Abeyta-Shaneff - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2012 - Isabelle Abeyta-Shaneff, 87, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 14, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Karl P. Shaneff; parents, Ben Abeyta and Vera Lucero-Abeyta; and sister, Beatrice Abeyta. Isabelle is survived by her children, Vera 'Tootsie' Estrada, Larry (Lyn) Guerrero, Elizabeth Guerrero and Bill (Karla) Guerrero; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Benjamin (Bianca) Abeyta, Beatrice Herrera, John (Brenda) Abeyta and David Abeyta; adopted daughter, Amy Jimenez and children; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Ables, Perlena Lou
Perlena Lou "Dot" McKee Ables - Wilson County News - February 28, 2004 - Services for Perlena Lou "Dot" McKee Ables, 88, of Seminole will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at the South Seminole Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Dale officiating. Interment will follow in Gaines County Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home of Seminole. She died Feb. 26 at home. She was born Aug. 13, 1915, in Knox County, Texas, to Homer and Cora McKee. She was the tenth of 12 children - 10 boys and two girls. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Don and Lou Ables of Brownwood, Wanda Long of Seminole, Janice and Danny Rosson of Seagraves, and Mike and C.J. Ables of Trinidad, Colo.; a brother, Joe McKee of Seminole; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Ables, and a son, Jimmy Ables. Memorials may be made to Memorial Hospice, 209 NW 8th St., Seminole, TX 79360.

Abrams, Lois E.
Lois E. (nee Petrick) Abrams - Pueblo Chieftain - March 6, 2009 - Lois E. (nee Petrick) Abrams, 58, born Oct. 24, 1950, to Joseph J. and Hermina I. Petrick of Pueblo, Colo. Lois completed her secondary education at Seton High School in Pueblo, Colo., and attended Colorado State University. There she met and married Mike Z. Abrams, husband of 38 years. After relocating to Denver, Colo., and Casper, Wyo., Lois ultimately settled in Gillette, Wyo., where she raised her two children, Michael Z. Abrams II and Raymond J. Abrams. Lois worked for the law firm of Drew & Carlson and thereafter, for the City of Gillette Planning Department, eventually becoming an assistant planner for Campbell County. She was an active patron and member of the choir at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Her greatest joy, however, was attending her children's various sporting events and fostering their education. Lois survived eight years after receiving a terminal diagnosis for cancer and saw both her children get married and receive advanced degrees, only to succumb to the disease on March 4, 2009. A tireless and selfless nurturer and caregiver, the loss felt by her family and friends is beyond expression in words. Lois Abrams was preceded in death by baby sister, Louise; and father, Joseph. Survived by husband, Mike Z. Abrams; children, Michael Z. Abrams II (Sarah), Aurora, Colo., and Raymond J. Abrams (Eva), Omaha, Neb.; mother, Hermina Petrick, Pueblo, Colo.; and brother, Dr. Joseph A. Petrick (Kimberly), Cincinnati, Ohio. The family will receive family and friends at a visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. and a rosary to begin at 6 p.m. today, March 6, 2009, at Gillette Memorial Chapel. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2009, at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Interment and a graveside service, with Father Ben Bacino officiating, will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, March 9, 2009, at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Colo. A luncheon reception will follow at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Hospice of Campbell County Memorial Hospital. Condolences may be sent in Lois' name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716.

Absher, Mildred Agnes
Mildred Agnes Absher - Pueblo Chieftain - July 8, 2012 - Mildred Agnes Absher, wife of Dr. W. Kemp Absher, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 29, 2012. Mildred was born in Lander, Wyo., on Nov. 4, 1914, and was raised there. She is survived by her son in Alaska, Kip Absher, and wife, Jo Carole; her daughter in Aurora, Elsie Stone, and husband, Bill. Also her grandchildren, Kirsten, and husband, Carl; Damon; Loren and wife, Martha; Pam Turner, and husband, Grady; Tim, and wife, Alethea; and her new great grandchild, Eliza Clare; and her Siamese cat, Ming. Mildred loved Pueblo and was active in the community for almost 60 years. She will be missed by all of her friends and family.

Achauer, Lawrence Herman
Lawrence Herman Achauer - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 2009 - Lawrence Herman Achauer, 57, born Aug. 3, 1951, passed away March 22, 2009. Born in Zanesville, Ohio, to Herman Warren Achauer, who passed away Jan. 9, 2008, and to Patricia May Achauer, killed in an automobile collision on April 20, 1998. Larry was divorced and had no children. He learned his carpentry skills from his father. He is missed and survived by his sister, Mrs. Sandra Ritchie of Conroe, Texas. Larry had one nephew, Alexei Luc (Shelley) Carr; three great-nephews, Lance Andrew Schuetz (currently living in Iraq), Lucas Lee Carr, Logan Chandler Carr; and one great-niece, Elle Herrington Carr of Georgia. Larry also is survived by one aunt, cousins, extended family, and friends in New Concord, Norwich, Zanesville and Philo, Ohio; as well as his closest, most devoted friends, Jim Vigil and Kimberly Strait of Pueblo, Colo. He worked most of his life as a long distance trucker, ranching and home construction and remodeling. Larry was a carefree, sociable man who enjoyed good conversation and a cold beer. He suffered physical impairments the last years of his life but remained independent in his decisions and his care. A special thanks goes to the staff at Oakshire Gardens for the concern and kindness they gave Larry during his entire stay at their facility. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2009, Angelus Chapel, 1102 E. Evans, with a reception following the service at Bessemer Inn.

Acker, Charles B.
Charles B. Acker - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2011 - Charles B. Acker, 87, passed away June 17, 2011. Survived by his wife of 64 years, Patricia Lantz Acker; children, Cassandra (Larry) Strotheide of Aurora, Lance (Toni) Acker of Denver, Ellis (Debbie) Acker of Penrose and Emily (Marisol) Acker Quintana of Oakland, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Charles was born to Andrew Burton and Sarah Acker on Aug. 15, 1923, in Ossining, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. Charles and Patricia were married June 10, 1947, in Cheyenne, Wyo. He taught mathematics at Corwin and Pitts junior high schools, and Pueblo Community College. He also worked summers at the Colorado State Fair at various positions. Charles was an avid rock hound and was a member of Pueblo Rockhounds. He also enjoyed skiing and exploring old Union Avenue. He was a member of Ascension Episcopal Church. Charles was a devoted father and husband, having been the caregiver for his wife the last several years. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2011, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand Avenue, with the Rev. Andrew McMullen officiating. Concluding with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and inurnment in the church columbarium. Please omit flowers. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association in his wife's honor.

Acord, Marjorie Pauline
Marjorie Pauline Acord - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2010 - Marjorie Pauline Acord, born Nov. 3, 1931, deceased Aug. 23, 2010. Survived by Anne, Sam, Esther and Patty; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters; one brother; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Cremation has taken place. At her request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Acosta, Anthony
Anthony Acosta - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2009 - Anthony Acosta passed away on July 21, 2009, after a long illness. He was 87. Preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Survived by a son and daughter, one sister and numerous nieces and nephews. Weapons expert, manufacturer and inventor. U.S. Navy World War II veteran. Cremation, no service.

Acosta, Benjamin
Benjamin "New York" Acosta - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2008 - Benjamin "New York" Acosta, 42, of Paterson, N.J. Survived by his parents, Moises Acosta Sr. and Rosario; brother, Moises Acosta Jr.; and sisters, Ivette Acosta and Janet (Rene) Irizarry. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel.

Acosta, Dora R.
Dora R. Acosta - Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 2010 - Dora R. Acosta, born March 14, 1923, died Dec. 6, 2010. Private services.

Acosta, Louis
Louis Acosta - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2012 - Louis Acosta, 49. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Acrey, Sylvia Arlene
Sylvia Arlene Acrey - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2011 - Sylvia Arlene Acrey, 69, went to be with the Lord, March 9, 2011; born April 28, 1941, in Pueblo. Survived by her husband of 35 years, Robert Acrey; mother, Pearl Geanetta; children, Walter Clayton (Rose) Maddux and Ray (Loretta) Maddux; grandchildren, Douglas, James, Tyler, Devin and Ankica; great-granddaughter, Rose; sisters, Marietta (Harold) Reeves, Nancy Geanetta and Nadene (Jim) Like; also numerous other family members and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2011, Pueblo Christian Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Roselawn Cemetery.

Acuff, Lucille Anne
Lucille Anne Acuff - Mountain Home News - October 4, 2006 - Lucille Anne Acuff, 76, of Mountain Home, died at her home on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006. A viewing will be held from 4-7 p.m. for family and friends on Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. No funeral services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. Lucille was born Sept. 23, 1930, in Walsenburg, Colo. daughter of Joseph and Kate Fabiney. She was raised in Walsenburg and graduated from Walsenburg High School. In 1949, she married Vern R. Acuff in Colorado Springs, Colo. She followed Vern through his military career, working as a hair dresser at various military base beauty shops. Lucille and Vern moved to Mountain Home in the summer of 1969. Lucille enjoyed bingo, bowling, crocheting and watching all sports. She was an avid sports fan, her family noted. She was also a member of the Mountain Home Elkettes. "She loved her children, her grandchildren and her dog, Missy. Besides a mother, she was a best friend," her family said. Lucille is survived by: her mother, Kate Fabiney; her five sons, Jay and his wife, Alice Acuff, of Mountain Home, Gary Acuff of Mountain Home, Chris Acuff of Mountain Home, Donald and his wife, Joyce Acuff, of Marysville, Calif., Vern "Toot" Acuff and his friend, Karen, of Boise; a brother, Joe Fabiney of Minnesota; a sister, Judy Archuletta of Walsenburg, Colorado; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Vern, and her father, Joseph.

Adair, John S.
John S. Adair - Daily Rocky Mountain News - September 25, 1874 - Personal Points - John S. Adair, some years ago an auctioneer in this city, died at Pueblo last Sunday. He was a native of Madison County, Ohio, and about fifty-five years of age.

Adair, Raymond
Raymond Adair - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2012 - Raymond Adair, 90, San Diego, formerly of Rye, Nov. 24. Merkley Mitchell Mortuary, San Diego.

Adamczyk, Rita Jean
Rita Jean Adamczyk - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2011 - Rita Jean Adamczyk, 69, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 11, 2011. She was preceded in death by her father, Manuel T. Gomez Sr. Jean is survived by her loving husband, Robert Adamczyk; children, Troy Shepherd and Jason Adamczyk; grandchildren, Joshua Wikberg, Montana Roybal and Gabrielle Shepherd; great-grandchildren, Leaunna Roybal and Cienna Roybal; mother, Angelina Gomez; siblings, Manuel Gomez Jr., Roy Gomez, Kenneth Gomez, Kendall Gomez, Debbie Gomez and Yvette Gomez; and other relatives and friends. Viewing, 3 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, with rosary service to follow at Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Viewing prior to service. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Rye, Colo. Interment, Brookside Cemetery, Rye, Colo. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following interment.

Adame, Manuel F. Sr.
Manuel F. Adame Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 2010 - Manuel F. Adame Sr., 73, passed away on Sept. 29, 2010. Preceded in death by his parents, Vicente Adame and Antonia Fierro Adame; sister, Hope Watkins; and grandson, Christopher Michael Gomez. He is survived by his spouse, Sally C. Adame; children, Linda Marie Sanchez (Steve), Angela "Angie" Ann (Freddie) Torres, Manuel Anthony Adame Jr.; grandchildren, Gregory Aaron Gomez, Letisha Renee Adame, Brenda Victoria Adame and Summer Gomez; great-grandchildren, Autumn Marie Gomez, Adriana Jaylee Adame and Christopher Michael Gomez Jr.; brother, Paul; and sister, Pila Martinez. He also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Manuel was born Jan. 30, 1937, in Wiley, Colo. He was married to his wife, Sally, for 49 years. He was employed by School District 60 for 27 years. He enjoyed going for daily rides with his wife and spending time with his family. He took great pride working on his lawn. The family kindly requests omission of food and flowers. Per Manuel's request, there will be no viewing. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. today, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Adametz, Joe
Joe Adametz - Denver Evening Post - September 20, 1897 - Left Over - Saturday Night and Sunday Telegraphic Briefs - Pueblo, Colo. - While fishing in Lake Minnequa Joe Adametz fell out of his boat and was drowned.

Adams, Fred Lewis
Fred Lewis 'Freddie' Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2011 - Fred Lewis 'Freddie' Adams went to be with God on July 22, 2011. He was a beloved father to Valerie, Michael and Mark; and a proud grandfather to Jordan and Austin Clementi. He faithfully served his country in the U.S. Air Force as well as the citizens of Pueblo County as county surveyor. He taught his children the value of hard work and made their lives better than his. He loved his country, his children and Colorado. Special thanks to very dear friends, Norma and Dan. He will be missed by all who knew him. A private service will be held by his family.

Adams, Jack G. Sr.
Jack G. Adams Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2009 - Jack G. Adams Sr., 69, passed away Dec. 22, 2009. Survived by his wife, Shirley M. Adams; son, Jack G. (Janet Harmon) Adams Jr.; sisters, Josephine Davis of Pueblo and Loretta (Charlie) Rangitch of Laurel, Mont.; granddaughter, Crystal Wilbright; great-grandchildren, Chantell Dominguez and Michael Gilmore; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his sister, Sharon "Pinkie" Leistiko. Jack was born Sept. 1, 1940, in San Luis, Colo. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and worked as an auto mechanic for many years. He loved camping, hunting and fishing. To my father, I love you and miss you, we all do. You've taught me a lot over the years. The most important being, "Take care of family," words to live by. Thanks, Dad. I love you! At his request, there will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Adams, Jewell L.
Jewell L. Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2012 - Jewell L. Adams, 84, passed away May 17, 2012. Survived by her sons, John D. (Marsha) Adams and Joel D. Adams (Marc Fidalgo); daughter, Cheryl D. (Jimmy) Williams; grandchildren, Stacey L. (Philip) Hibbert, Nicole (Bryant) Wu, Jeremy Lee and John Adams; eight great-grandsons; brother, Charles R. (Maggie) Curtis; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, David L. Adams. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, May 21, 2012, at Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway, with Pastors John Adams and Jamey Ketchum officiating. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs.

Adams, Lois
Lois Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2012 - Lois Adams, 77, died in Pueblo. Service in Pratt, Kan.

Adams, Michael Andrew
Michael "Mike" Andrew Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 2010 - Michael "Mike" Andrew Adams, 61, of Pueblo, Colo., died Dec. 3, 2010, at his home after a valiant battle with cancer. Mike was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Flag Day, June 14, 1949, and lived most of his life in Kansas City, Mo., and Leavenworth, Kan. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Adams. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Laura Sandoval-Adams of the home; brothers, Richard Manes, North Las Vegas, Nev., G. Ronald Manes, Lee Summit, Mo., Marvin Chaney, Raytown, Mo.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mike enlisted in the United States Marine Corps following high school, serving in Vietnam in 1968-1969. Following his tour of duty, Mike attended Penn Valley Community College and the University of Kansas Medical Center. He served as a paramedic and physician's assistant at Munson Army Hospital, until his retirement in 1996. Mike was a lifelong member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. His loves included all sports, especially following the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs, playing his drums, live music, grilling and spending time with family, his many friends and his pets. Mike mentored many children in his life, including nieces, nephews, foster and godchildren, including his special one, Adam Jolie. Mike found friends easily, was known to give the shirt off his back to anyone in need, and loved to share stories and jokes. Mike wished to express his appreciation to Dr. Berens, Dr. Vahil and Dr. Archuleta for their care. A special thank you to Dr. Sloan, Melanie RN, Tammy RN, Heidi RN, Tracy MSW, and Chaplain Jake of Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their loving care during Mike' s final journey. A special thank you to mother-in-law, Toni, and sister-in-law, Rebecca, for their continued care during his illness. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel. Reception immediately following at Sandalwood Hall, 3913 Sandalwood Lane. In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Adams, Mrs.
Mrs. Adams - Rocky Mountain News - April 15, 1890 - Gossip at Work - El Moro, Colo., April 14 - Mrs. Adams, a miner' s wife, died very suddenly at the mines today. There was strong talk of foul play on the part of her husband, which was utterly unfounded, but investigation shows that the death was from natural causes.

Adams, Shirley M.
Shirley M. Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2010 - Shirley M. Adams, 65, passed away April 6, 2010. Survived by her son, Jack G. (Janet Harmon) Adams, Jr.; granddaughter, Crystal Wibright; great-grandchildren, Chantell Dominguez and Michael Gilmore III; sisters, Joyce (Rick) Cline, Betty (Pete) Hald, JoAnn (Bob) Clouse; brother, Jerry (Mandy) Nelson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Jack Adams; mother, Lucille (Doug) Childs; father, Leon Nelson; and sisters, Glenda (Robert) Knight and Jean Bennett. At her request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. To the most loved and wonderful mother; your love, guidance and support will be missed by everyone, especially me. You will always live in my heart. I Love You, Mom!

Adams, Siddons Jr.
Siddons "Reggie" Adams Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 2010 - Siddons "Reggie" Adams Jr., passed away Sept. 3, 2010, in Pueblo. He was born Dec. 29, 1947, in Pueblo to Siddons and Josephine Adams. He attended East High School, served in the U.S. Marine Corps, owned and operated a cafe and was a sheet metal foreman for a shipbuilding company in California. He enjoyed fishing and the outdoors and was a expert marksman. Reggie was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ray; and his wife, Rosalie. His survivors include son, Sid; sisters, Sharon (Donald) Clark, Christine (Erik) Thompson; and brother, Carl (Bernadine) Adams; as well as several nephews, nieces and great-nephews and great-nieces. Cremation has taken place. Private service will be held.

Adams, Suzanne
Suzanne Adams - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 2012 - Suzanne Adams, 89, passed away June 20, 2012. Survived by her children, Kathy Meyer of Denver and Tom Little of Pueblo; sister, Cynthia Smith of Fort Atkinson, Wis.; grandchildren, Jonothan Meyer, Bobbie Walker, Samantha Little and Audra Little; great- grandchildren, Thomas Irvine and Adrian Little. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Adams. Sue was born Oct. 7, 1922, in Fort Atkinson, Wis., to Sydney and Florence Weidemann. Sue taught first grade at Spann Elementary School for 36 years. After retirement, she continued tutoring children until the age of 86. Her passion was to teach children to read. Sue was civic-minded and belonged to many organizations such as Assistance League Pueblo, Rosemount, Pueblo Charter Lions Club, PEO, Pueblo Retired Teachers' Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, AAUW Sorority and Friends of the Library. She also enjoyed her four bridge clubs and Greenbacks investment club. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2012, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to YMCA or PAWS through the funeral home.

Adamson, El Roy
El Roy Adamson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 9, 2009 - El Roy Adamson, 59, passed away June 30, 2009. Son of Nancy Daniels, brother of Sterling "Stu" Neloms, John, Steve, Bennie and Raymond. Cremation.

Adamson, Mildred L.
Mildred L. Adamson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 2011 - Mildred L. Adamson, 90 passed away March 5, 2011. She was born Jan. 17, 1921, in Creede, Colo. On July 13, 1938, she married Harry Adamson who preceded her in death in 1979. She is survived by children, Jim (Connie) of Florence, Judy (Ron) Schill of Pueblo West, Robert (Suzi) of Penrose, and Dan (Laurie) of Pueblo West; ten grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday March 9, 2011, the First Southern Baptist Church, 303 East 3rd St. Florence, CO. Interment will follow service at Union Highland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Florence First United Methodist Church in Mildred' s memory.

Addington, Elton J. Jr.
Elton J. Addington Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2012 - Elton J. Addington Jr., 72, of Pueblo, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Hospice House. Elton is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; daughters, Tammy, Peggy (Ken), Kathy and Sandra; grandchildren, Stephen, Misty (Neil), Bobby, Brandy, Rachel (Matt), Travis and Deidre; great-grandchildren, Devin, Shylo, Johnathan, Josiah, Uriah, Alyssa and Makayla; brothers, Frank (Viola), Perry (Sharon), Kenneth (Betty), Steven (Kathy); and sisters, Nora, Anna and Sue. Elton was preceded by his parents; brothers, Donald, Ben and Jerry; and sisters, Twila and Ethel. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the First Baptist Church, 303 E. 3rd St., Florence, Colo. Canon City Daily Record - November 14, 2012 - Elton J. Addington, Jr. 71, of Pueblo, died Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Hospice House. Elton was born May 4, 1940 at Elkhart, Kansas to Elton and Alma (Orman) Addington Sr. On October 16, 1964 he married Mary Jane Garner in Florence, Colorado and had just celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary. He worked in construction and owned his own landscaping company. His passion was gardening. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and lived for his grandchildren. Elton was very much loved on this earth and will truly be missed by family and friends. Elton is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; daughters, Tammy, Peggy(Ken), Kathy and Sandra; grandchildren Stephen, Misty(Neil), Bobby, Brandy, Rachel(Matt), Travis and Deidre; great- grandchildren Devin, Shylo, Johnathan, Josiah, Uriah, Alyssa and Makayla; brothers Frank( Viola), Perry(Sharon), Kenneth (Betty), Steve (Kathy) and sisters Nora, Anna and Sue. Elton was preceded by his parents, brothers Donald, Ben, Jerry and Levi; sisters Twila and Ethel. A memorial service will be held 11:00a.m., Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the First Baptist Church 303 E. 3rd Street, Florence, Colorado.

Addington, James Marsh
James Marsh Addington - Durango Herald - June 25, 2012 - Durango resident James March Addington died Friday, June 22, 2012, in Durango. He was 70. Known as Twisty-Jim, he was born to Burchard and Ruth Addington on March 30, 1942, in Gardner in south-central Colorado. As a youth, he lived in Durango, Pagosa Springs, La Veta, and Aspen, as well as California. He spent summers at his great-uncles cow-camp on Mount Sopris. Mr. Addington graduated from Poly-Tech High School in Burbank, Calif., where he was a member of the Townsmen Car Club. He served in the Marine Corps Reserves. Mr. Addington had many careers during his life. He drove heavy equipment for his fathers contracting company; was a craftsman, making and operating a leather-making company for many years; was a horseman, running Rocky Mountain Safaris; and sold Native American weavings and then automobiles. Mr. Addington hitchhiked across Europe and North Africa. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Twisty-Jim was the consummate individualistic, western maverick, living life on his own terms, his family said. He could spin a yarn, so tall and long, that his twisted tales are legendary to all who knew him. His infectious humor and laughter will live on in the hearts of all who knew him. Mr. Addington is survived by his daughter, Ashley Addington, of Durango; stepsons Vernon Ferrell, RJ Ferrell and Robert Lee Shalfant, all of Durango; former wives Dale Greenwood and Melodie Addington, both of Durango, Diane Gomez of Farmington and Norma Stuebinger of California; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Victorious Life Fellowship, 1 Junction Lane in Durango. The Rev. Stan Formby will officiate. A reception will take place afterward at his daughters home. Burial will take place Thursday, June 28, 2012, in Gardner Cemetery.

Addison, Robert Lee Sr.
Robert Lee Addison Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2011 - Robert Lee Addison, June 20, 1945 - September 22, 2011 - Mr. Robert Lee Addison, Sr. was born on June 20, 1945 in Magnolia, Mississippi to proud parents, Joe Luther Addison and Nora Lee Ard. Robert proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1966 to 1972, 2 years active and 4 years reserve. He was honored with the National Service Defense Medal. His final rank was E3. He completed his tour of duty with honor and distinction and was given an Honorable Discharge by the government and a grateful nation. Upon leaving active duty, Robert was united in marriage with Ernestine C. Wilson in Pueblo, Colorado. With this union, Robert became the loving stepfather to Ralph Jr., Eric and Adrianne. The marriage was blessed with the birth of two more children, Sharyl and Robert Jr. "It was a loving and close knit family. They always did a lot of things together." In later years, his grandchildren, LaShawnna and Allison and great grandchildren, Armon, Anthony, Avion, Jaden and Joaquin were an additional source of joy and pride in Robert's life. He loved them dearly and they always enjoyed being with him. By profession a heavy equipment Diesel Mechanic. Robert was employed for over 22 years with various U.S. Defense Department contractors. His work took him all over the United States and the world even as far as the Ukraine. He was known for hard work, dedication, dependability and excellence in his work. In his free time, Robert enjoyed time with family and friends. His closest friends were Linda Ransom, Chuck Howell and Jason Fierro. A people person who greeted everyone with whom he came into contact, Robert was loved for being "a kind man with a big heart". Robert had a special love for his mother-in-law, Ms. Madie O. Wilson." He would sit for hours on the porch enjoying her company.'  He was dearly loved and will be deeply missed. On September 21, 2011, Mr. Robert Lee Addison, Sr. passed from this life into eternal rest. He is preceded in death by his parents, sons, Robert Jr. and Eric Hudson. Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Ralph Hudson, Jr. of Pueblo, CO; daughters, Sharyl D. Addison of Aurora, CO and Adrianne Montgomery of Colorado Springs, CO; siblings, JoAnn Trotter, Cora Graham, Jerry Addison, Allen Addison, Gail (Ernest) Snowden, John Addison, Larry (Rosalyn) Addison and Kim Addison; two grandchildren; five great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Adkins, Bobbye
Bobbye Adkins - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2009 - Bobbye Adkins, 91, went home to be with the Lord June 21, 2009. Beloved mother of Nita G. Castillo and her husband, Tony; loving grandmother of Jessica and Ben Castillo and Alexandra and Victoria Ketell; dear sister of Helen Woods and her husband, Royal Woods III; and proud aunt of numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and one great-great-niece. Preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Ralph W. Adkins; and son, Ralph Jr. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday, June 26, Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley, Colo. A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 29, First Baptist Church, 405 W. Ninth, Pueblo, Colo., 81003. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist's Scholarship Fund.

Adkins, Darryl Eugene
Darryl Eugene Adkins - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2013 - Darryl Eugene Adkins, 74, born on April 21, 1939, and went home on May 19, 2013. Born in St. Joseph, Mo., to the late Howard and Ina Adkins. Preceded in death by his brothers, Curtis and Edwin Adkins; and sister, Beverly Grace. Survived by his wife, Janet Adkins; sister, Barbara Owens; sister-in-law, Marilyn Adkins; all of Janet' s family; mother of his children, Mary Adkins; children, Chuck (Donna), Jay (Torri), Debra (Patrick) Null and Rick (Judy); stepchildren, Kenny, Rick (Marilyn) Williams and LaFon ' Fudge'  (Chris) Gonzales; grandchildren, Derek (Jennifer), Aubrey, Chauncey, Schuyler Adkins, Connor and Weston Null, Jay (Sarah) Williams, Shelly (Jon) Voight and Shawn Gonzales; and one great-granddaughter, Frankie Voight. Darryl graduated from Lafayette High School in 1957 and moved to Pueblo in 1961. He was a retail meat cutter for 41 years and a business agent for the meat cutters union. He served in the Air National Guard for six years as a food service specialist. He loved traveling with his wife, Janet, playing golf, enjoyed having a cold beer and spending time with his family. Special neighbors, Roger and Jeannie Ellyas, John and Cindy Agnes and Eva and Thelma Valdez; and special lifelong friends, Roy and Carol Wood. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, Mesa Christian Fellowship, 28726 E. U.S. 50. Inurnment, Verde Valley Cemetery.

Adkins, Lucian B.
Lucian B. Adkins - Herald-Dispatch - February 15, 2008 - Lucian B. Adkins Jr., 83, of Milton, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2008, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Dr. Darrell Huffman. Burial will follow at Vaughan Cemetery, East Lynn, W.Va. He was born April 28, 1924, in Wayne County, West Virginia, a son of the late Lucian and Mary Ellen Vaughan Adkins. Lucian was a retired teacher. Three sisters, Haney Craigo, Ida Stevens and Letha Pyles, also preceded him in death, along with four brothers, Harold, Jennings, John and Harvey Adkins. Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Christine H. Hall Adkins; two daughters, Beverly Horton of Cincinnati, Ohio, Cathy Joan Carl and husband Davie of Winchester, Va.; two sons, Gregory Adkins and wife Penny of Walsenburg, Colo., Ronald B. Adkins of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and a host of friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne.

Adkisson, Lear K.
Lear K. Adkisson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 9, 2009 - Lear K. Adkisson, 67, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 2, 2009. She is survived by five children, 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also survived by one sister and numerous family and friends. Lear retired from the United States Postal Service after 31 years. Memorial Service 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11, at the First Church of God, 528 W. Abriendo.

Adkisson, Lonnie Murl
Lonnie Murl Adkisson - Trinidad Times Independent - August 2, 2011 - Lonnie Murl Adkisson, 66, was born Jan. 21, 1945, in East Prairie, Mo., and died Aug. 2, 2011, in Trinidad. His parents, Gilbert Joseph and Theola K. Adkisson and a brother, Raymond Emanuel Adkisson, preceded him in death. A graduate of Forest Park Community College, Lonnie also attended Southeast Missouri State University, and the University of Missouri. He was a licensed real estate broker in Missouri and was a salesman for the first handicapped van conversion company in the United States. After moving to Denver, he and Vibeke founded and operated AAA Medical Sales, Inc. In 2005, Lonnie and his wife, Vibeke, moved to Trinidad, purchased the historic McCormick Building, renovated it, and opened the Purgatoire River Trading Co. An avid collector of Southwest antiquities and fine art, Lonnie had a lifetime interest in the Native American culture of our country and the history of the Old West. He was just an old horse trader at heart. A professional appraiser in Navajo Indian art, textiles and turquoise jewelry, he loved the trading company he founded. Lonnie was a hard working businessman throughout his life. His reputation for honesty and integrity is well known throughout the Southwest. Vendors and customers became his friends. Everyone was welcome to pull up a chair and have a cup of coffee at ' The Post.'  If you came in the store a stranger, you didn't leave as one. Paralyzed as the result of a high diving accident at age 18, Lonnie learned to embrace life with courage and bravery. As a result of this accident, he quickly came to understand how precious life is and determined he would live everyday to the fullest. It was an ambition he fulfilled and marked the very nature of his character. The wheelchair that held his body for nearly 50 years could not hold his spirit or contain his passion for life. He never let that chair define him as a man. Not one to ever complain about his physical limitations, he was an inspiration to those around him. His dry wit and great sense of humor were contagious and he was the master of the practical joke. Generous with his time and resources, he made each person in his life feel special. He was a loving and compassionate husband, father, grandfather and a good friend to many. Lonnie served in the United States Naval Reserve in Willington, Tenn. He was a member of the Masons, the Scottish Rite and was a Shriner. He was a life member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America and served as its National Service Officer and Associate National Service Director in Washington, D.C. He was uniquely qualified to assist and encourage countless disabled people in their efforts to establish new lives and find the resources needed to live with respect and dignity. Until his death, Lonnie devoted his life in service to others in need and counted it a gift to be able to help anyone he could. Lonnie leaves behind his beloved wife, Vibeke, of their home, daughters JoEllen (Dan) Sciullo, Golden, Colo., Mette-Margarethe (Tim Acker) Adkisson, Las Vegas, Nev., a granddaughter, Lauren, and three grandsons, Zaven, Cameron and Jordan, a brother, C. Wayne (Doris) Adkisson, Lafayette, La., sisters, June Lamb, Lincoln, Calif., Margot (Junior) Crook and Judy Dundon, both of St. Louis, Mo., many wonderful nieces and nephews, and a multitude of loving friends. At his request, there will be no formal service, but a ' celebration of a life well lived'  will be held in the place he loved best, the Purgatoire River Trading Co., 113 E. Main St., in Trinidad. A Street party at the Main and Commercial Street intersection, on the E. Main Street side will be held Sunday, Aug. 7, from 5-8 p.m. At a later time, family and friends will also honor his final wish and scatter his ashes along the ground on the site of the original Santa Fe Trail, which runs straight through the heart of Trinidad, the home he deeply loved and cared for. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Lonnie's name to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Fla. 33607. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Agee, Frances J.
Frances J. Agee - Pueblo Chieftain - December 6, 2012 - Frances J. Agee, 82, passed away Dec. 5, 2012. Arrangements pending through Imperial Funeral Home. Imperial Funeral Home - December 6, 2012 - Frances J. Agee, 82, went to be with the Lord on December 5, 2012. Survived by her children, Deborah (Danny, deceased) Rochester, Dean Agee and Dianna (James) Even; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren; brother, Clifford Thompson; special dog, Murphy. Also numerous loving nieces, nephews, family members and friends survive her. Proceeded in death by her husband of 43 years, C. Dean Agee, Sr., and son Daniel. She loved her family, being involved with her church and going to lunch with her friends. Memorial Contributions may be made in her memory to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Memorial Service 3 p.m., Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Agnes, Charles H.
Charles H. Agnes - Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 2013 - Charles H. Agnes, 89, of Walsenburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. Rosary, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, followed by the Mass at 10:30 a.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, Walsenburg, Colo. Interment, South St. Mary Cemetery.

Agnes, Joseph D.
Joseph 'Joe' D. Agnes Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2013 - Joseph 'Joe' D. Agnes Sr., 81, passed away on June 24, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Viola Agnes; sisters, Rosemary, Regina and Jayne; and brothers, Bill and Richard. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Mary Lou; children, Jodi (Todd) Coxen, Joe Jr. and Julie (Mike) O'Rourke; grandchildren, Brittney Agnes, with whom grandpa loved to watch movies, especially "Heidi", Connor and Kiley 'Rourke, whose sporting events grandpa loved to attend, andLaikenO' Rourke, with whom grandpa loved to work on puzzles. Joe is also survived by his brother, Vernon (Ollie) Agnes; sister-in-law, Copey Agnes; nieces and nephews that were close to his heart; his close friend, George 'Buzz' Sharp, with whom Joe loved chatting on the phone; and his beloved companion and friend,'Willie'. Joe served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and served aboard LST 975. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 2. He loved to go to the Greenhorn Mountains, to tinker in his shed and to spend time with his grandchildren. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Holy Family Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or to St. Jude Children's Hospital, in memory of Joe, through the funeral home. Arrangements by Imperial.

Agnew, Richard B.
Richard B. Agnew - Denver Evening Post - October 26, 1899 - Richard Agnew Dead - Chief Dispatcher of the Rio Grande Succumbs to a Complication - Richard B. Agnew, chief dispatcher of the Rio Grande railroad at Pueblo, died last night of a complication of diseases at his home, 530 Nineteenth avenue. Over a year ago Mr. Agnew was taken down with Bright's disease, but recovered and enjoyed excellent health up to the close of the summer. Since then he has been steadily failing. He leaves a wife and one child, and was about 40 years of age. The remains will be taken to Chicago tonight for cremation.

Aguero, Simon
Simon Aguero - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2010 - Simon Aguero, 89, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 17, 2010. Simon is survived by his daughters, Dolores (Tom), Andrea and Rose (Lee); son, Arthur; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Albert, Tony (Maxine), Jody (Kay), Alfred (Lonnie) and Nickie; sisters, Espie Chavez, Marylouise (Jim); sisters-in-law, Lupe, Inez, and Ida (Sergio). He was preceded in death by his wife, Jennie Aguero; parents, Conception and Simon Aguero; brothers, Nash Aguero, Arthur Aguero; sisters, Delores Pena, Margaret Carbajal, Ventura Chavez and Vera Aguero; and grandson, William 'BJ' Devries. Simon was a veteran of World War II. He then went on to give 35 years of service to the CF&I Steel Mill. He loved Cripple Creek and spending time with family. Simon also was a great craftsman. Visitation, 1 to 7:30 p.m. today, Oct. 20, 2010, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, with funeral Mass immediately following at 10 a.m., both at Mount Carmel Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Aguilar, Angelina
Angelina Aguilar - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2012 - Angelina Aguilar, 100, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Jan. 20, 2012. Preceded in death by her husband, Joe; parents, Amy and Jerry Lopez; brothers, Nick and Don Lopez; and sister, Jennie Valdez. Survived by her daughter, Roberta (Ernie) Lucero; grandchildren, Ernest J. (Valerie Mondragon) Lucero, Angela (Ed) Ferris, and Leslie (Gary) Lucero-Pryor; great- grandchildren, Elena and Joey Ferris; nephew, Martin (Irene) Valdez; numerous other family members and friends. Angela was a pastry chef and also ran her own catering business, and was well loved by her clients. She also was a very devout Catholic. Private family service. In lieu of food and flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Aguilar, Antonia A.
Antonia A. Aguilar - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2009 - Antonia A. Aguilar was born Aug. 9, 1917, in Springer, N.M., and passed away Sept. 21, 2009. She loved family, friends, holidays and cooking. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jesus Aguilar; brothers, Louie and Gilbert Gutierrez; daughter, Gloria Lopez; sons, Paul and Richard Aguilar; grandson, Joseph Lopez; and great-grandson, Colbie Salcido. She is survived by her loving daughter, Cheri Aguilar; brothers, Carlos, Con and Arthur Gutierrez; sisters, Alice Romero, Lucy Trujillo and Josie Garza; daughter-in-law, Zella Aguilar, grandchildren, Margie Martinez, Rick, Tonio, Bobby and Paul and Brenda Aguilar, Brenda Meyer, Chris and Mindy Lopez, Cheri Beedy, Marquese, Edwina and Eddie White; three great-great-grandchildren; as well as her extended family at Life Care Center. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Service, 3 p.m. Saturday, St. Joseph in Springer, N.M. Arrangements under the direction of Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Aguilar, Clara L.
Clara L. Aguilar - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2013 - Clara L. Aguilar, 58, passed away on Feb. 7, 2013. She was born Aug. 13, 1954, in Fairview, N.M., to the union of Arthur and Elaiza (Roybal) Valdez. She was preceded in death by Arthur Valdez (father); Dolores Valdez (sister); Max and Demetria Roybal (grandparents); and Isaias and Dolores Valdez (grandparents). Clara was an accomplished licensed barber and instructor for 35 years. She was a successful businesswoman and a pillar in the Pueblo community for nearly four decades. A mother figure and matriarch to so many, clients, colleagues and family. She was a fiercely devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend. She loved spending time with her family, traveling and attending sports events. Clara is survived by her mother, Elaiza (Roybal) Valdez, husband, Tony Aguilar, children, Charles (Rolanda) Aguilar and Brian Aguilar of Pueblo; siblings, Ralph (Julie) Valdez and Albert Valdez of Pueblo; grandchildren Aiden and Tiana; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. At her request, cremation, Angelus Crematorium. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Blvd. Rev. Orlando Vigil officiating. The family will receive friends at the Pueblo Christian Activity Center, 2039 Alma, directly following the service.

Aguilar, Dennis C.
Dennis C. Aguilar - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 2010 - Dennis C. Aguilar, 52, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 7, 2010. He was born May 30, 1958, in Las Vegas, NM., to the union of Carlos and Mary Aguilar. He was preceded in death by Kate Lucero, Cipriano and Theresa Aguilar and Manuel Lucero. Dennis was an accomplished licensed barber and instructor for 33 years. He retired from Frontier Airlines and also was a motion picture actor. Dennis enjoyed riding his motorcycle. He was a social butterfly ' ” you were a stranger to him only once. His biggest joy was family life and spending quality time with his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. Dennis is survived by his parents, Carlos (Josie) Aguilar, Mary (Ralph) Sanchez; mother of his children, Francine Aguilar; his children, Alicia (Aaron) Evangelista and Erica Aguilar, all of Denver, Colo.; his siblings, Tony (Clara) Aguilar, Louis (Debbie) Aguilar, both of Pueblo, Kathie (David) Oganowski of Silver City, N.M.; five grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave. Memorial contributions in memory of Dennis to Aguilar's, P.O. Box 8391, Pueblo, CO 81008. Family will receive friends at Pueblo Christian Activity Center, 2039 Alma, following the funeral service.

Aguilar, Elsie M.
Elsie M. Aguilar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2012 - Elsie M. Aguilar, 81, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 9, 2012. She was preceded in death by her grandchildren, Joey Arellano and Jessica Raeann Vigil; and parents, Juan and Sara Trujillo. Elsie is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Manuel; children, Mary Ann, Robert (Dorothy), Gloria (Jimmie) and Jack (Diane); 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; siblings, Joe (Elma), John, Lena (Charles), Theresa (Gilbert) and Frances (Leonard); and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing prior to service. Rosary service, 6 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Aguilar, Florence
Florence Aguilar - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2013 - Florence Aguilar passed away Jan. 10, 2013. Viewing will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, with rosary at 11:30 a.m., and Mass to follow at noon, all at St. Francis Xavier Church. Arrangements, Imperial Funeral Home. Imperial Funeral Home - January 10, 2013 - Florence Aguilar, August 3, 1922 - January 10, 2013 - Florence Aguilar passed away January 10, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Shirley Aguilar and son George Aguilar, father of her children George Joe Aguilar and son-in-law Lawrence Ervin Austin. She is survived by her children Christina Austin, Mary Ann (Ralph) Trujillo, Tammy (Lou Goodman) Aguilar, Carla (Lemount King) Aguilar, Steven Aguilar, Lee (Shana) Aguilar; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; sister Mary (Frank) Portillo, cousin Theresa Maria Jiminez; special friend Joe Sanchez and numerous nieces, nephews other family and friends. Florence was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved puzzles, gardening, Mother Earth, picking pinon, children, church and animals. Viewing will be held Tuesday 10:30, rosary at 11:30 with mass to follow at 12:00 all at St. Francis Church

Aguilar, Frank
Frank Aguilar - Pueblo Indicator - July 16, 1938 - Arridy To Pay Supreme Penalty - On last Monday the State Supreme Court ruled that Joseph Arridy who took part with Frank Aguilar in the slaying of Dorothy Drain in August, 1936 must die in the lethal gas chamber in the state penitentiary next September 19. He had originally been condemned to die on October 10, 1937, but Governor Ammons granted him a reprieve to enable him to take an appeal to the State Supreme Court. Aguilar was put to death for his part in the crime in August, 1937.

Aguilar, Leroy
Leroy Aguilar - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2012 - Leroy Aguilar, 63, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 16, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nicasio and Louise Aguilar; and brother, Paul Aguilar. Leroy is survived by his loving wife of 12 years, Kathleen Clayton; children, Lisa (Rich Ohrt) Aguilar, Nancy (Anthony Bernal) Aguilar, Paul Aguilar and Sonya Aguilar; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday. Cremation to follow. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Friends and family will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Aguilar, Richard F.
Richard F. Aguilar - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2009 - Richard F. Aguilar, 74, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 14, 2009; born May 28, 1934, in Springer, N.M. Preceded in death by his father, Jesus Aguilar; brother, Paul Aguilar; and sister, Gloria Lopez. Survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Zella Aguilar; daughter, Margie Larry Martinez; sons, Rick Aguilar, Tony Aguilar and Bob Adele Aguilar; grandchildren, AJ, Alex, Aden, Ricky, Christy, Martin, Genna, Maci, Tara, Cassy, Alexa, Joe, Chianne, Monica and Myranda; great-grandchildren, Tomas, Isabella and Mateo; mother, Antonia Aguilar; and sister, Cheri Hancock. He retired from District 60, Centennial High School after 23 years. He proudly served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed the outdoors and fishing. Richard was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He never missed any of his children and grandchildren's sporting events. He also liked watching sports on television and going to Cripple Creek. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Service times to follow on Wednesday.

Aguilera, Cathy Anne
Cathy Anne Aguilera - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 1964 - Cathy Anne Aguilera, 805 E. River, June 24th as a result of an auto accident. 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Aguilera. Sister to Ray Jr. of the family home. Arrangements pending.

Aguirre, Edmund
Edmund ' Ace'  Aguirre - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 2011 - Edmund ' Ace'  Aguirre, 84, of Walsenburg died, surrounded by his family on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011. He was born April 22, 1927, in Tioga, Colo., to the late Candido and Dimas Victorino Aguirre. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during WWII and Korea. On June 26, 1965, he married his one and only, Dorothy Russ. Ace was a proud member of the IOUE No. 9 for over 50 years, and a member of the VFW, KC's, and the American Legion, and retired as a construction worker. His family was his life. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Dorothy; his brother, Ray (Donna) Aguirre, Arvada, Colo. He was a father to Joe (Jessie) Provenza, Pueblo West, Colo., Lillian Provenza, Gulnare, Colo.; grandchildren, Sam Provenza, Enfield, N.H., Josh (Mandy) Provenza, Pueblo, Colo., Joe (Sandy) Provenza, Rye, Colo., Lisa Provenza, Pueblo West, Colo., Robert (Kerry) Campbell, Aguilar; numerous great-grandchildren and other family members. Rosary, 10 a.m. followed by the funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2011, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial of cremains, North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg, Colo. Services by Boies-Ortega Funeral Home.

Aguirre, Helen R.
Helen R. Aguirre - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 2009 - Helen R. Aguirre, 79, beloved wife, mother, sister and grandmother, passed away Dec. 15, 2009. A lifetime Puebloan, born Jan. 10, 1930, to the union of Jose and Josefa Roldan, who both preceded her in death, along with her children, Yvonne Aguirre and Ray Aguirre; a grandson, Gerald Aguirre; a great-granddaughter, Atiana; sisters, Jenny Sanchez and Rose (Pasqual) Robles; a brother, Nick Roldan; and father-in-law, Ramon C. Aguirre. Helen and Ramon celebrated 60 years of marriage April 23, 2009. Helen enjoyed spending time with her family, especially the quality time she shared with her grandchildren, who were her true joy. She was a longtime member of St. Francis Xavier Parish. Helen is survived by her husband, Ramon; her son, Rick (Cecilia) Aguirre; sisters, Isabel (Pete) Ponce and Julia Leyba; a brother, Joe Roldan; brother-in-law, Froilan Sanchez; grandchildren, Adrianna Aguirre, Renee Aguirre, Jason Lucero, Miranda Aguirre, Neola Gallegos and Anthony Gallegos; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Aguirre, Isaac Gallegos, Selena Gallegos, Jason Lucero Jr., Javier Lucero, Natalie Lucero and Jose Lucero; former daughters-in-law, Helen Benavidez-Baca and Anne Golbe; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with Father Alphonsus Ittuoma as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Aguirre, Jerald
Jerald Aguirre - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2009 - Jerald Aguirre, 36, of Farmington, N.M., died Saturday, April 25, 2009, in Farmington. He was born April 11, 1973, in Pueblo, Colo., to the late Raymond J. Aguirre and Anna Golbe. He is survived by his mother; sisters, Renee Aguirre, Tami Lamone; grandparents, Helen and Ramon Aguirre; uncle and aunt, Rick and Cecilia Aguirre; and cousins, Adrianna Aguirre and Alyssa Aguirre. Jerald graduated from Kirtland High School and from San Juan College. Jerald had a great sense of humor and everybody loved him. He enjoyed fishing and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys. Interment was held at Kirtland/ Fruitland Cemetery.

Aguirre, John
John "Lam" Aguirre - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2011 - John "Lam" Aguirre, 72, formerly of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 6, 2011. Viewing from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 at Romero Funeral Home West Metro Chapel, 1805 S. Sheridan Blvd., Lakewood CO 80232. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 Templo Sion Cladic, 3600 W. Exposition Ave., Denver, CO 80219. Interment to follow at 12:15 p.m., Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Aguirre, Jonathan
Jonathan Aguirre - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2009 - Rollover crash kills Walsenburg man - Icy roads also factor into Kiowa County accident - Ice covered roads could be partly to blame for a rollover accident Saturday morning that killed a Walsenburg man on Interstate 25, the Colorado State Patrol reported. Jonathan Aguirre, 19, of Walsenburg, died in the single-car accident. The patrol reported that Aguirre was traveling northbound on Interstate 25 about 15 miles north of Trinidad when he lost control of his 2001 Ford Escort. The patrol said that after Aguirre lost control of the vehicle, the vehicle began to rotate clockwise and slid off the right side of the road. The Escort continued north off of the road and rolled one half time before crashing into a barbed-wire fence. The Escort came to rest in an open field on its roof. The patrol said Aguirre wore a seat belt and that exceeding a safe speed on an icy road contributed to the crash. Icy roads caused another serious accident on Colorado 287 between Wiley and Eads. Two tractor-trailers crashed head-on, shutting down the highway for about five hours Saturday. The accident happened about 10 a.m., 3 miles south of Eads. Louis Washington III, 63, of Charlotte, N.C. was traveling northbound on Colorado 287, and Raymond C. Lance, 31 of San Bernardino, Calif., both slid on the icy roadway and collided. A 2000 Toyota 4-Runner driven by Rex Weimer, 54, of Greenwood Village, attempted to avoid the collision, but Washington's trailer clipped the driver's side of the 4-Runner, causing minor damage. Both semis were engulfed in flames. However, both Lance and Washington were able to escape their vehicles on foot. Lance and Washington were transported to Weisbrod Memorial Hospital in Eads with minor injuries. Weimer was not injured. Highway 287 re-opened at approximately 3:15 p.m. Huerfano World Journal - October 22, 2009 - Walsenburg man killed on icy road Huerfano - Walsenburg resident and recent John Mall High School graduate Jonathan Aguirre was killed Saturday morning when his car slid out of control on icy roads on I-25 near Trinidad.

Aguirre, Phillip S.
Phillip S. Aguirre - Pueblo Chieftain - October 3, 2012 - Phillip S. Aguirre, 70, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 28, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francisco and Margaret Aguirre; siblings, Frank, John, Ralph, Helen, Julia and Esther; and father-in-law, John Herrera. Phillip is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Stella; children, Cindy (Nathan), Bonnie (Randal) and Lori; grandchildren, Zachary, Felicia, Tyler, Isabella and Seth; siblings, Steve, Bertha, Rosie (George), Senaida (Ralph), Socorro and Kathy; mother-in-law, Rose Herrera; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bessie, Dave (Sarah) and Dorothy (Johnnie); and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Praise Assembly of God. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following service.

Aguirre, Raymond A.
Raymond A. Aguirre - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2009 - Raymond A. Aguirre, 91, died March 25, 2009. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, March 30, 2009, at Living Faith Foursquare Church in Pueblo. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Aguirres, Mary M.
Mary M. Aguirres - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2010 - Mary M. Aguirres, 89, Walsenburg, Aug. 11. Boies-Ortega, Walsenburg.

Ahalt, Donna
Donna Ahalt - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2013 - Donna Ahalt, 45, of Salt Lake City, Utah, passed away April 7, 2013. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Ahkee, Daniel Jay Yellowhorse
Daniel Jay Yellowhorse Ahkee - Park Record - October 17, 2007 - Daniel Jay Yellowhorse Ahkee, Oct. 27, 2001 - Oct. 11, 2007 - Daniel Jay Yellowhorse Ahkee, 5, of Shiprock, left with our Heavenly Father on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007. Daniel was born to Lance Ahkee and Eudora Yellowhorse. Daniel is survived by her father, Lance Ahkee; sisters, Taylor K. Allen, Tiffany C. Allen, and Samantha Ahkee; brothers, Michael Ahkee, Skylar Ahkee, and Chandler R. Yellowhorse; paternal grandparents, Jasper and Lula Ahkee; maternal grandparents, Herbert and Edith Yellowhorse; aunts, Valcita Yellowhorse, Myra Yellowhorse (Marvin Reuben) of Shiprock, and Herberta Yellowhorse of Trinidad, Colo.; uncles, Herbert Yellowhorse Jr. of Trinidad, BM1 (SW) Bruce Willie and family of San Diego, Calif., and Maurice Franco of Los Angeles, Calif. Daniel was preceded in death by his cousins, Katherine Afraid of Bear Yellowhorse and Dominque Xavier Yellowhorse. Visitation for Daniel will be from 3 to 5 p.m., today, Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Desert View Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in Shiprock. Interment will follow at Shiprock Community Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jasper Ahkee, Valcita Yellowhorse, Alton S. Halwood and Chandler R. Yellowhorse. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dustin S. Reuben, Freeland K. Reuben, Trevor D. Reuben, Jacob D. Reuben, Raleigh O. Jackson, Ranaldi D. Jackson, Kaitlin Yellowhorse, and Raven Yellowhorse. Daniel is in the care of Desert View Funeral Home, North U.S. Highway 491 in Shiprock.

Ahlefeldt, Bruce E. von
Bruce E. von Ahlefeldt - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2010 - Bruce E. von Ahlefeldt, 62, passed away Nov. 8, 2010. Preceded in death by his father, Rolf S. von Ahlefeldt. Survived by his mother, Ruth S. von Ahlefeldt; brother, Alan R. von Ahlefeldt; and nephew, Grant A. von Ahlefeldt. Bruce was born on Jan. 13, 1948, in Flushing, N.Y. He worked at St. Mary- Corwin Medical Center as a chemical technologist. Bruce enjoyed golf, baseball, the Broncos, Colorado Rockies and being a Mason. He loved writing, arranging and playing music; he produced family musicals for 13 years. Bruce was a member of Silver State Lodge No. 95, the Shriners, Scottish Rite and First United Methodist Church. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service with Masonic Rites, 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St., with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Rainbow Assembly No. 7 through the funeral home.

Ahlschwede, La Juana
La Juana Ahlschwede - Trinidad Times Independent - February 28, 2012 - La Juana Ahlschwede, 88, died in her home Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. She was born in Childress, Texas, attended Texas Women's University and worked in social work and advertising. La Juana lived in Fort Worth, Texas, Amarillo, Texas, and Trinidad, where she was a business owner, a member of First Baptist Church and a member of the Republican Party of Colorado. She was a longtime PEO member both in Trinidad and Albuquerque. In 1991, La Juana moved to Albuquerque, where she was a member of Hoffmantown Church. She enjoyed travel, needlework and music. La Juana was a strong believer in the Lord, and her faith was a source of strength throughout her life. La Juana is survived by her daughter, Karen Patrick, and her husband' s children, Sharon Ahlschwede, John Ahlschwede, Barbara Gunther and Richard Ahlschwede. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Odell Hudson, and her husband, Philip Ahlschwede. Visitation was 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at French Mortuary's Wyoming Chapel in Albuquerque followed by a service there at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad. View and sign an online guestbook for La Juana at www.remembertheirstory.com

Aho, Gary Dennis
Gary Dennis Aho - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2008 - Gary Dennis Aho, 44, passed away on May 15, 2008. Survived by his wife, Kathy Aho; mother, Evelyn Aho of Pueblo; brothers, Dave (Susie) Meadows of Pueblo West and Jeff Aho of Pueblo; nieces, Kristen (Paul) Spicola and Julie Upton; nephews, Brett Bond and Max Upton, all of Pueblo; grandniece, Mckenzie Meadows; grandnephew, Chase Spicola; uncle, Wesley (Ann) Heikkila of Wright, Minn.; parents-in-law, Rich and Karen Mundell of Littleton; brother-in-law, Trey (Sheri) Mundell of Manzanola; sister-in-law, Mary (Gary) Townsend of Colorado City and their daughter, Abby; numerous friends and other relatives. Preceded in death by his father, Reino Aho; sister, Linda Bond; niece, Dacia Bond; and nephew, Damian Meadows. Gary was born on Dec. 24, 1963, in Cloquet, Minn. He owned and operated Gary Aho Trucking. He was also an avid hunter and motorcycle rider. Gary was very hard working and a perfectionist. He was very likable and made friends with everyone he met. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 19, 2008, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Pueblo Bikers United Toy Run or Our Lady of the Meadows, through the funeral home.

Ahre, Elmer
Elmer Ahre - Pueblo Indicator - April 18, 1936 - Pueblo Youth Drowned - Elmer Ahre of this city was drowned in an attempt to swim a river in Mexico the 15th inst. Two other boys, C.E. Williams and Richard McDaniel were with him. Elmer has been employed at the Pioneer Garage and was popular with his employers and patrons of the place for his politeness and faithful performance of his duties.

Airheart, Helen Lucille
Helen Lucille Airheart - Athens Daily Review - January 15, 2009 - Funeral services for Helen Lucille Airheart, 90, of Trinidad are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Trinidad. Burial will follow in the Trinidad Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Cooper Funeral Home of Athens. She passed away Tuesday evening in Malakoff. Mrs. Airheart was born Sept. 28, 1918 in Trinidad to her parents, Reynolds and Emily Brown Bradley. She was reared in Trinidad and graduated with the Trinidad Class of 1938. She married Buster Airheart on Feb. 8, 1941. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Trinidad where she taught vacation bible school and Sunday school for many years. She was a member of the Trinidad Parent Teacher's Association and was a former president of the association. Mrs. Airheart was employed for several years with Curtis Mathis of Athens and Regal in Corsicana and retired in 1983. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, playing '42, swimming and cooking. She dearly loved God and her family unconditionally. She was known as 'Honey' to her husband, children, grandchildren and her caregivers at the Cedar Lake Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Jim Bradley; sisters, Reba Bradley, Estelle Smith and a nephew, William Doubleday. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Sidney Airheart of Trinidad; daughters and sons-in-law, Laura and Joffery Smiley of Tyler, Vicki and Bennie Rolison of Trinidad; sister, Annie Laura Doubleday of Trinidad; grandchildren, Joffery Smiley II, Kevin Dale20Airheart, Brent Smiley, Shong Airheart, Mike Airheart, Jason Rolison, Eric Airheart, Benji Rolison, Larra Green and fourteen great-grandchildren. Mrs. Airheart's grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers include Charles Colman, Mike Colman, Danny Colman, Daniel Phillips, Joffery Smiley, Jarrod Smiley, Adam Smiley, Nicolas Smiley, Joseph Smiley, Garrett Airheart, Cooper Rolison and Bennie Rolison. The family will receive condolences at the Cooper Funeral Home on Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Akers, Theresa Frances
Theresa Frances (Rohar) Akers - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 2009 - Theresa Frances (Rohar) Akers, born Feb. 7, 1918, in Rouse, Colo., to Matthew and Pauline (Hrusovsky) Rohar; passed away on July 11, 2009. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 47 years, William H. Akers; brothers, Pete, Joseph, John, Steve and James; sisters, Mary and Helene; niece, Paulette; and nephew, Joseph. Survived by her daughter, Kathleen (David) Serena; son, John Akers; grandchildren, Paul, Anne and Rachel; and great-grandchildren, Miriam and Susan. Also survived by her sister, Anne (Sister Mary Gregory, O.S.B) and numerous loving nieces and nephews. Theresa was a loving, caring woman with family utmost in her life. Her spirit was best expressed in her caregiving over the years and how much she missed those she had cared for when they went before her. A devout Catholic, she was a longtime member of St. Francis Parish. In lieu of flowers, because of her special devotion to St. Jude, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 2030 E. 11th Ave., Denver, CO 80206 (donors@stjude.org). Rosary, 7 p.m. today, July 14, 2009; funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2009, both services held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Alarcon, Sarahfina
Sarahfina Alarcon - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 2013 - Sarahfina Alarcon, 63, passed away Feb. 5, 2013. No service will be held, upon her request. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at 1030 Berkley.

Alarid, Glenda
Glenda 'Tootie' Alarid - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2012 Glenda 'Tootie' Alari 74, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 15, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Alarid; brothers, Fern and Tom Velarde; sister, Cecilia; and parents, Thomas and Delfina Velarde. Glenda is survived by her children, Chuck (Debra), Larry (Diane), Ron (Angel), Bobby (Tress) and Carlos (Christina); numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren; brother, Leroy (Connie); close friend, Phyllis; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Rosary service, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Pueblo West Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall following service. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Glenda's name.

Alarid, Juanita
Juanita Alarid - Huerfano World Journal - October 25, 2012 - Juanita Alarid of Walsenburg, Colorado passed away on October 9, 2012. She was born December 8, 1916 to Victoriano and Juanita Sanchez-Alarid in Gill, Colorado. She was one of 16 children born to that union. Juanita spent her life in the Walsenburg area, raising her family here and working both inside and outside of the home in local businesses. She was well known for her bead work, especially on moccasins. Juanita was always a very active woman. Juanita is survived by her children; Virginia Lara-Vargas of Mercer Island, Washington; Evelyn Lara Martinez and Jerry Lara both of Denver, Armond Lara of Santa Fe, New Mexico; by her sister Bea Alarid-Wilkins of Denver as well as by 17 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and many of her siblings, including Edmund Anthony Duran of Walsenburg. Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 11 am at St. Mary' s Catholic Church in Walsenburg with burial following at the North Veta Cemetery.

Alarid, Maximino
Maximino Alarid - Pueblo Chieftain - May 8, 2012 - Maximino Alarid, 82, passed away May 4, 2012. Predeceased by his loving wife, Evelyn; son, Ron; grandson, Joey Vigil; and granddaughter, Leyla Ates. Survived by his daughters, Maxine (Baki) Ates and Debbie (Joe) Vigil; and son, Art (JoDee) Alarid; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Millie Noonan, Dolores Alarid, Mary Lou (Sam) Muniz and Juanita (Adam) Salas; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Max loved spending time with his family and watching the Rockies and Broncos. He enjoyed going to the American Legion and having a slopper at Coors Tavern. Max served in the U.S. Army as an Airborne Ranger. He was a corporal with the 4th Battalion Ranger Regiment during the Korean War and received four Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, and several other medals. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Imperial. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Alarid, Michael Sr. (Senator)
Senator Michael Alarid Sr. - Albuquerque Journal - August 6, 2007 - Senator Michael Alarid Sr., "Tata," age 88, passed from this world peacefully holding his family's hands, surrounded by people who adored him, Wednesday morning, August 1, 2007. He will be greeted in heaven by his beloved wife of 66 years, Stella, "Nana," who we lost this past January. He will also be greeted in heaven by his dear departed daughter, Renee; and grand daughter, Denise; mother Eutemia; and father, Victor. Tata is survived by his sister, Vangie, of Trinidad; children, Michael and wife, Barbara, Elizabeth and husband, Stephen, Estella, Luciana, and Celena; his grandchildren, Jason; his wife, Chevonne, Michelleir mother, Susan, Vanessa, Roberto, Renee, Tara, and Michael III; and great-grandchildren, Renee, Isaiah, Elizabeth, Gabriela, Angelica and Valdejan. Tata was born March 13, 1919 in Trinidad, Colorado. He grew to have an unequaled work ethic, surviving the great depression in the Colorado Rockies, working as a lumber jack and in the coal mines, amongst many other jobs, that ultimately shaped him into the giant spirit that sheltered and nurtured his entire family. Graduating high school at the top of his class, at nineteen, he set off to make his future, with only a duffel bag, stopping along the way to California, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Before Tata was able to get on his way, a young, beautiful Stella Salazar, "Nana," stopped him in his tracks, and the rest was history. They married just to be soon split apart. Tata enlisted and spent WWII in the United States Navy, in the Pacific, with Nana waiting in San Diego. After the wary returned to Albuquerque to raise a family. Ultimately, he opened an insurance agency and opened Mike's Food Store at 4th and Atlantic in the Barelas neighborhood, which survived from 1952 to 1985. Working seven day 100 hour, work weeks, he built "Mike's" into the number one independent grocery store west of the Mississippi river by the end of the 1950's. He was physically formidable and imposing. It was common to see him with an entire side of beef over one shoulder butchering it by hand. He was tough as nails, and more than a few would be shoplifters regretted seeing Mike charging down the isle from the back of the store. But just ask, and he would give you the shirt off his back. Every Christmas, he prepared food boxes for two to three hundred of Barelas, Martinez Town and San Jose families. Every "egg" box was filled, over flowing with food. Each had a frozen turkey and canned ham as well as assorted essentials like bread, pasta, eggs, potatoes, bacon and flour, and canned goods. He extended credit to hundreds of low income, local families. He established trusted relationships with those whom the establishment shunned, and boasted, after 39 years in business, only $430.00 in uncollected credit accounts receivables. But that was not enough. Tata had a resolute sense of ethics and civic responsibility that drove him into public service and politics. He served on numerous civic and professional boards, and with non-profit organizations. He was an American Legion Post 72 commander, and State Commander, and active in the VFW and Elks. He was a champion for education, worker and middle class rights, and a criminal justice system with a focus on vocational rehabilitation, and tax relief for the poor, and the environment. Politically, Tata hit the ground running and never looked back. He served in the New Mexico House of Representatives, District 25, from 1964 to 1966. In 1966, he took the Senate seat for District 34, where he served until 1972. In 1968, he ran for Lieutenant Governor on the ticket with Fabian Chavez, losing by 160,140 to 157,230 votes, state wide. In 1972, he then gave up his Senate seat to run for United States Congress unsuccessfully against incumbent, Manuel Lujan, Jr. In 1974 he ran for Mayor, endorsed by both the Albuquerque Journal and Tribune. He returned to the New Mexico State Senate for District 12, and served for an additional 22 years until 1992. During it all, he managed to get a bachelors degree from the University of New Mexico and attend two years of law school, leaving only when his son attended Creighton University, and, of course, to run for office again. During his tenure in the Senate, he championed the founding of TV-I UNM medical school Unfair Trade Practices Act Public schools Finance Act, and early retirement for police and fire at 20 years, considering these his greatest accomplishments. For eight years, he was Senate Democratic Leader/Majority Floor Leader from 1981-1988. He stayed up late at night and read every piece of legislation three times and re-wrote his speeches 10 times. His reputation for work ethic, knowledge, eloquence, and integrity was legendary at the round house. He was never unprepared, and his hand shake was as good as gold. He brokered ground breaking legislation, creating compromise, across party lines, from logic and intellect, instead of brute force. After closing Mike's Super Market, his retirement consisted of working full time for TV-I as Community Liaison, and then, Assistant to the Vice President of Administration, where he continued to champion education. Finally deciding to come home at 77, Tata became the consummate softie, relishing in his garden, eating Nana's famous red chili, and rejoicing over family and his children, grand children, and great-grand children, as the most important things in life. He continued to love to follow and gossip about politics, always with an astute opinion and solution. In the end, Nana's leaving broke his heart. Thank God he now has found peace. The shadow you leave is gigantic. You and Nana were so loved, and we will miss you. The family will receive friends and loved ones beginning at 7:00 P.M. Monday, August 6, 2007 at The Daniels Family Funeral Service (formerly Strong-Thorne Mortuary), 1100 Coal Ave. SE and will celebrate his life with a Rosary service beginning at 7:30 P.M. A Catholic mass will be held in his honor at Immaculate Conception Church in downtown Albuquerque at Sixth and Copper, Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. The public is welcome at both services. Daniels Family Funeral Service 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505-821-0010

Albanese, Elizabeth J.
Elizabeth J. Albanese - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1, 2012 - Elizabeth J. Albanese, 80, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 29, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Nancy Ricotta; sisters, Judith Willett and Lucille Moore and granddaughter, Ashley Albanese. Elizabeth is survived by her husband of 66 years, Pete Albanese Sr.; children, Pete Albanese Jr., Mary Grace Waldrip, Anna Marie Albanese and Geri Jo (Robert) Garrett; grandchildren, Pete Albanese III, Dustin Albanese, Nicole Nigro and Nichelle Nigro; great-granddaughter, Adalynn Elizabeth Albanese; siblings, Constance Pryor and Frank (Carole) Ricotta; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Stjernholm, the entire staff of Life Care Center and Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their wonderful care of Elizabeth. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, St. Mary Catholic Church, 217 E. Mesa Ave., Pueblo, Colo. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Albano, Joseph V.
Joseph V. Albano - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2009 - Joseph V. Albano, 43, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 22, 2009. Preceded in death by parents, Gloria Jean and Joe Albano. Survived by daughter, Desiree Albano; brother, John (Vickie); nephew, Max Albano and niece, Megan Albano; uncles, Rudy Lee (Connie) Mohorich, Steve Mohorich of New York and Phil Albano; also numerous cousins. Joey was a very good person always kind and considerate. He will be greatly missed by all. Joey will be most especially missed by his great-uncle, Frank Fatur, and great-aunt, Betty Rose Fatur. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, St. Mary Church. Arrangements made under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Alber, JoAnna J.
JoAnna J. (Balloga) Alber - Pueblo Chieftain - July 1, 2009 - JoAnna J. (Balloga) Alber passed away June 25, 2009, in Pueblo West, Colo. Born at home in Pueblo, Colo., on July 13, 1927, to Georgia (Salmon) and Eugene Anderson who predeceased her. Also predeceased by son, A. Eugene "Gino" Balloga; and husbands, Roy Balloga and Jack Alber. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Georgianna and Rich Lipich; grandchildren, Amanda Joanna and Tim Garrett, Pueblo West, Sheri Lipich, Pueblo West and Richard Lipich (U.S. Navy-Kuwait); great-grandchildren, Quincy and Trace Garrett, Andrew Lipich and Brenden Fouse, Ashley Lipich and Casey Thornton; special lifelong friend, Bob Jackson. Also survived by many "adopted children," close cousins, dear friends and her "furry children," Tigger and Wyckett. JoAnna touched many lives during her nursing career. She was passionate about all animals, especially horses; a loyal Bulldogs fan (Class of '45); loved Tai Chi (Thank you, Lil' Jo!), playing the piano, reading, lattes, watching sunsets, and her beloved Beulah Valley, which will be her final resting place. Her door and her heart were always open. Family may be contacted at 719-547-9728. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials may be made to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary or the Arthritis Foundation through the funeral home.

Alberici, Mario
Mario Alberici - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2011 - Mario Alberici, 97, passed away May 25, 2011. He was the son of Celestino and Victtoria Alberici, born July 9, 1913, in McCloud, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandson, John David Pritchard; great-grandson, Justin James Pritchard; one brother and three sisters. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 73 years, Helen of the family home; children, Veronica Pritchard, Eileen (Larry) Whittemore and Mario (Elizabeth Ann) Alberici; 12 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren, soon to be 10; sister, Olga Micheli; sisters-in-law, Christine Bailey and Katherine Bailey; also survived by numerous other relatives. Mario served in the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving the Bronze Star. He worked many years before the military and after in the coal mines throughout Colorado. He was a member of the VFW Minnequa Post No. 3641. He retired in 1975 from the CF&I Steel Mill from the 25-inch Department. A special thank you to Dr. Lawrence Jensen and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their loving care of our father. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Rosary followed by the Funeral Mass will be 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011, Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made in Mario' s memory to St. Jude Children' s Hospital or to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Alberico, Melba E.
Melba E. Alberico - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2009 - Melba E. Alberico, 87, born Oct. 2, 1921 in Quincy Ill., passed away on Feb. 22, 2009. Melba was a much loved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by many who will love and cherish their many memories of her, including daughters, Linda Mike Shroyer, Sue Alberico and Annette Alberico; grandchildren, Jennifer Jim Shroyer-Wolin, Andy Shroyer Caitlin Jenney and David Jenny Shroyer; great-grandchildren, Chloe and Ethan Wolin; sisters-in-law, Lena Pollard and Pauline Alberico; many nieces and nephews and family friends She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; and her parents, Edna Vaughn and Arthur Bronestine. Melba had an early career opening and managing Janetz Clothing Shops in various locations around the country. This brought her to Pueblo where she met her husband, Charles. After marrying, she spent her time taking care of her family. She enjoyed gardening, reading, cooking big family dinners, and spending time with her family. Memorial service, 11 a.m., Thursday, February 26, 2009, King of Kings Lutheran Church. A private family inurnment will take place at Roselawn Cemetery. Funeral arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Albert, Claude
Claude Albert - The Valley Courier - May 22, 2009 - Chama, Colo. resident Claude Albert, 101, passed away May 9, 2009 at Trinidad State Nursing Home. Claude was born July 3, 1907 in Chama the son of Antonio Albert and Catarina DeHerrera Albert. He was united in marriage to Bertha M. Rodriguez on Sept. 12, 1932. Claude enjoyed watching Price is Right, playing pokino, taking his dog for car rides and especially the time he spent with his loving family. Survivors include three daughters Selma (Joe) Martinez, Irene (Phil) Valdez and Louise Albert all of Trinidad; two sons Gilbert (Oclydes) Albert and Larry (Julie) Albert both of Denver, CO; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson, two step grandchildren and five step great-grandchildren; one sister Urcilita Rodriguez of San Pablo, CO; one brother Adelmo Albert of Brighton, Colo. as well as by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Claude was preceded in death by his parents, wife Bertha M. Albert, four infant children, three brothers Ruben, Frank, Alfred Albert, two sisters Julia Martinez, Bertha Trujillo, two half brothers Patricio Sanchez and Alfred Albert. A vigil service with Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Tue., May 12, 2009 at 7 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Chama. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Wed., May 13, 2009 at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow at Chama Cemetery. Viewing and visitation will be held on Tuesday from 1 until 5 p.m. at Romero Chapel in San Luis who is in care of the arrangements.

Albertson, Maxine
Maxine Albertson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 2008 - Maxine Albertson of Hoehne, Colo., and longtime educator, passed away on Aug. 15, 2008, at the age of 74. Survivors include husband, Bill of Hoehne; children, Donna Albertson, Hoehne, Sue (Blair) Roberts, Edmond, Okla., and Bruce Albertson, Plano, Texas; and granddaughter, Hillary Roberts. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, First Christian Church, Trinidad, Colo.

Albo, Frank L. Sr.
Frank L. Albo Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2012 - Frank L. Albo Sr., 83, passed away Dec. 22, 2012. He is survived by his children, Frank Albo Jr. and Sandra (Lorenzo) Granillo; grandchildren, Lea, Emilliana, Haleigh and Shawna; great-grandchildren, Jaydine, Monica and Nevaeh; and one great-great- child, Uriel. He also is survived by six brothers and three sisters; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Donicio Aguilar and Josie Garcia. Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Maria Albo; brother, Edward Albo; parents, Emanuel Albo and Delia Hernandez; and his stepfather, Jesus Hernandez. Frank served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as an artillery gunner during the Korean Conflict as a corporal and later worked in the rail and wire mills at CF&I for 35 years. Viewing, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, with rosary to follow at 4 p.m., both at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Mount Carmel Parish.

Albo, Louise
Louise Albo - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2010 - Louise Albo passed away May 26, 2010, at the age of 80. Preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Richard Albo. Left to cherish her memories are her children, Christine Gallegos, Stephanie Albo, Tony (Carol) Albo, Tom (Brenda) Albo and Dale Albo. A special place in her heart for Anthony Masiel and Rick Acosta; also survived by brothers and sisters, Mary Lucero, Hearldo Acosta, Esther Smith, Sam (Loretta) Acosta, Ray (Marge) Acosta, Manual (Hope) Acosta, Pete Jr. (Rose) Acosta; Carmen (Danny) Ortiz and Frances (Leslie) Acosta; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Louise was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral. She loved to read anything she could get her hands on, she also loved and sang to Spanish music. Louise left an impact on people with her sense of humor, feistiness and being blunt with words of telling you like it was. Family and friends will be received at 914 W. 14th St. through the weekend. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. A reception will be held at El Nopal restaurant following the interment. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Albo, Randolph James
Randolph James Albo - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2011 - Randolph James Albo, 61, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 5, 2011. Preceded in death by his parents, Bert Albo and Ruth Martinez. Survived by his wife, Theresa; his children, James (Esperanza) Albo and Miranda Albo; grandchildren, Abram, Kayla, Isaiah, Diego, Tyson and Janessa Albo; step-father, Ted Martinez; mother-in-law, Rose Matamoros; siblings; in-laws; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Memorial service 2:30 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Albo, Richard
Richard "Padre" Albo - Pueblo Chieftain - March 3, 2009 - Richard "Padre" Albo, 85, passed away Feb. 27, 2009. Survived by his wife of 50 years, Louise Albo; children, Roberta Gallegos, Stephanie Albo, Tony Caroline Albo, Tom Brenda Albo, Dale Albo; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; sister, Carmen Mestas; and special pet, Luigi. Preceded by his parents, Achille and Serafina Albo; brothers, Ernie, Joe, Frank and Tony Albo. Richard retired from Dana Corp. after 25 years of service. Donations may be made in his memory to Pueblo Animal Shelter. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Albrecht, Floyd
Floyd Albrecht - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2011 - Floyd Albrecht died Aug 5, 2011, in Pueblo. He was born in McCook, Neb., on June 19, 1916, to Joseph and Minnie Albrecht, and moved to Pueblo at age 19 looking for a job to care for his parents during the Depression. After finding work in the power plant at the CF&I Steel Mill, he moved his father, mother and youngest sister to Pueblo. He met the love of his life, Aalaine, and they married in 1938. After a couple of years, they bought lots and he and his father built their home using the soil from digging out the basement to make adobe blocks. Floyd and his wife enjoyed hunting and fishing and took many exciting and fun trips. They also were avid bowlers and bowled in many leagues. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, five sisters and several nieces and nephews. Floyd is survived by his wife of 73 years, Aalaine; daughter, Wanda (Jerry) Linville; grandson, Rod Linville; granddaughter, Christal (Douglas) Mueller; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Mueller; and several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place.

Albrecht, Joe A.
Joe A. Albrecht - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2012 - Joe A. Albrecht, 76, passed away Sept. 20, 2012. He went to Heaven to join his wife, Shirley Marie. He is survived by his loving children, Joe (Jan) Albrecht Jr. and Debbie (Keith) Richardson; grandchildren, John (Ashley) Albrecht, Christopher (Rebekah) Wright and Crystal Wright; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Gabrielle, Madison, Emilia, Olivia, Emma, Devin and the newest member to join our family in November 2012 is Logan. He is also survived by his sister Marylou (Ivan) Trapp; his brother, Leonard (Barbara) Albrecht; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Neal and Ella Pearl Albrecht. Joe was a loving, caring, compassionate husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather. He had a great sense of humor. His favorite thing was helping people and serving the Lord. He served and loved his country as well. He was in the U.S. Air Force and the Naval Reserves during the end of the Korean War and the beginning of Vietnam, receiving an honorable discharge. He loved taking care of people. He also worked as a city fireman for 26 years and retired as captain. Joe was a member of Southwest Church of Christ for over 30 years. He was an avid member and helped as a benevolent minister serving his community. Viewing, 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Southwest Church of Christ. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Online condolences, www.Imperialfunerals.com.

Albrecht, Shirley M.
Shirley M. Albrecht - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2011 - Shirley M. Albrecht, 72, passed away Jan. 20, 2011. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Joe Albrecht; children, Joe (Jan) Albrecht Jr. and Debbie (Keith) Richardson; grandchildren, John (Ashley) Albrecht, Christopher (Rebecca) Wright and Crystal Wright; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Gabby, Madison, Emilia, Emma, Olivia and Devin. She also is survived by her brothers, Arnold Finnigan and Carl (Carol) Finnigan; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Josephine Finnigan. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and she had a great sense of humor. Her favorite thing was being with her family and she loved children. Shirley worked as a nurse aide for more than 15 years. She truly loved and cared about all people. She was a member of Southwest Church of Christ for more than 30 years. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home, and funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Southwest Church of Christ. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. .

Albrow, Margaret L.
Margaret L. Albrow - Pueblo Chieftain - November 7, 2009 - Margaret L. Albrow passed away Nov. 3, 2009. She was born April 21, 1924, in Hoisington, Kan., to Lela Washington and Clinton Twyman Sr. Survived by sons, Michael Johns and Kenneth Johns; daughters, Charlotte Boykin, Margaret Hackett, Betty Renthrope and Jackie Albrow; sisters, Marion Wallace and Patricia Hill; brother, Kenneth Twyman Jr. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, and funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, both at Angelus Funeral Directors, 2535 Airport Road, Colorado Springs. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Margaret Albrow Memorial Fund Account No. 522781 at Ent Federal Credit Union.

Alcala, Clarence O.
Clarence "Al/Cumba" O. Alcala - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2010 - Clarence "Al/Cumba" O. Alcala, 71. Born Aug. 19, 1938, passed away May 21, 2010. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Raquel Alcala; parents, Oscar and Josie Alcala; and uncle, Sylvester Alcala. Survived by his loving wife, Florence Alcala; children, Shawn (Janette) Alcala and Kim (Walter) Guerrero; grandchildren, Nicholas Santos, Marissa and Karina Guerrero and Ian Alcala; sister, Mary (Frank) Aragon; brothers, Martin (Laura) Alcala and Steve (Anita) Alcala; in-laws, Lucy (Armen) Condo, Caroline (Richard) Trujillo, Tom (Teresa) Sisneros and Patsy (Robert) Chavez; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Public visitation, 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Shrine of St. Therese. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Shrine of St. Therese. Reception will follow. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home and Cemetery.

Alcala, Robert Henry
Robert Henry 'Bob' Alcala - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2011 - Robert Henry 'Bob' Alcala, 58, of Louisville, Colo., went to be with the Lord on Aug. 16, 2011. Preceded in death by his father, Sylvester Alcala; and niece, Dawn Martinez. Survived by his children, Garrett Alcala, Alicia (Bryce) Lee and Brandey (Carlon) Voran; mom, Julia Alcala; siblings, Pauline Montoya, Steve E. (Patty) Alcala, Gary Alcala, Ivan (Laurie) Alcala and Darlene (Tracy Swearingen) Alcala; and numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Stella Merciez and the entire Merciez family. Bob loved spending time with Garrett, he also loved his Broncos, Rockies, CU Buffs and friends at Henry' s. Bob had a warm heart, great smile and kind word to everyone. Bob always turned a stranger into a friend. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be in Bob's memory to his son, Garrett Alcala, at Credit Union of Colorado. Viewing, 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, with funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Alcock, Orlyn Faye
Orlyn Faye Alcock - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2010 - Orlyn Faye Alcock, 93, of Pueblo West, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. Memorials may be directed to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Alcon, Alfonso
Alfonso Alcon - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2010 - Alfonso Alcon, 73, of Denver, ended his battle with diabetes on March 25, 2010. Service, 3 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2010, at Fort Logan National Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Jenny; sons, Glen and Steve; grandchildren, Matthew, Michelle and Simone; sister, Angie (Art) Gurule; brother, Frank (Dorothy) Alcon; sister, Lillian Segura; and many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Alcon, Juan D.
Juan D. Alcon - Pueblo Chieftain - July 6, 1972 - Juan D. Alcon, USAF, Retired. Pueblo resident past 25 years, late of 2812 Lakeview, passed away unexpectedly at Halloman Air Force Base, Alamogordo, N.M., July 5, 1972. Member Holy Family Parish. Survived by 3 children; Michael David, Sandra and Johnny Ray Alcon, all of Alamogordo. His parents, Mr. And Mrs. Juan A. Alcon of the family home, and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Evangeline Gurule, Pat Alcon, Frank Alcon, Alfonso Alcon and Mrs. Lillian Segura, all of Pueblo, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Services Holy Family Church with Rosary recitation 8 p.m. Sunday and Mass of the Resurrection 9 a.m. Monday. Interment Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Alcon, Lloyd
Lloyd 'Jeff' Alcon - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2011 - Lloyd 'Jeff' Alcon, 56, passed away July 8, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Alcon; grandmother, Lucy Grant; stepfather, Antonio Herrera; and several uncles, nephews and nieces. Survived by his wife, Pat Alcon; mother, Delores Herrera; daughter, Nicole Alcon; granddaughter, Aeralyn Avalos; and other grandchildren; stepchildren, Talitha, Aaron and Kira; sisters, Sandy Hernandez, Liz Alcon, Kathy Alcon and Carol Alcon; brother, Carl Alcon; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Wild West Cowboy Church at Amherst and Prairie. Anyone may graciously contribute to the family. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Alcon, Lore S.
Lore S. Alcon - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 2012 - Lore S. Alcon, 77, passed away March 31, 2012. She was predeceased by her son, Max Alcon; sister, Selsa Martinez; and aunt, Kica Hurtado. Survived by her husband, Juan B. Alcon; children, John (Stella) Alcon, Lore (David) Trujillo, Doris Alcon, Linda Alcon, Elizabeth (Chris) Alcon, and her beloved Bebito Chez; special friends, Rita Villanueva and Debbie Duffy; nine grandchildren, Crystal, Desiree, Erica, Candace, Andrea, Daniella, Audrey, John and Isaac; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers, Johnny (Linda) Sanchez and Robert (Henrietta) Sanchez; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Lore loved Mi Ranchito Restaurant and going to Cripple Creek, but above all, she loved her family and spending time with and cooking for them. Service will be private. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Alcon, Lucy
Lucy 'MaBear' Alcon - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2013 - Lucy 'MaBear' Alcon, went to her glory on May 7, 2013. She was surrounded by her girls, Jessica, Rachel, Missy, Alycia, Vanessa, Amanda and Rose. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pat Sr.; children, Pat Jr., Tina, Rita and Anthony Alcon and Richard Martinez; grandchildren, Chrystal Sena and Danny Moe. She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter and son-in-law who were her care providers till her passing, Eaim and Rosemarie Gonzales, Rachel (Ramon) Alcon, Alycia (Chris) Borton, Missy (Lino) Bueno, Leroy (Mary) Alcon of Denver, Theresa Martinez (William), Arlene (Randy) Houle; special brother-in-law, Frank (Dorothy) Alcon; and her special friend and sister, Susan Martinez. Lucy also leaves behind four sisters; 31 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews; and her puppy, Jack. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2013, with a celebration of her life from 6 to 7 p.m. Rosary to follow at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Alcon, Max
Max Alcon - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2011 - Max Alcon, 56, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord after losing his battle with cancer on Aug. 26, 2011. He was preceded in death by his great aunt, Kica Hurtado; father-in-law, Mel Trujillo; and aunt, Selsa Martinez. Max is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Pauline Alcon; children, Isaac, Erica (Jason) Valdez and Andrea (Grant) Alcon; grandchildren, Jacine, Jaylene, Janine, Janese and Bella; parents, John and Lore Alcon; brother, John (Stella) Alcon Jr.; sisters, Lore (David) Trujillo, Doris, Linda and Elizabeth (Chris) Alcon; and numerous other relatives and friends. The Alcon family would like to thank Frontier Hospice and ABC Home Health Care. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Alcon-Aragon, Deanne
Deanne "Dee Dee" Alcon-Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2011 - Deanne "Dee Dee" Alcon-Aragon, Born July 15, 1983. The Lord called her home on Sunday morning, Dec. 4, 2011, at the young age of 28. Deanne was a loving and caring mother and wife who left behind three sons, Steven, 9, Isaiah, 6, and Jeremiah, 5. She was married to Solomon Aragon. She leaves to cherish her memories her parents, Yvonne and Joe Mestas; and her father, Mike DeHerrera; her sisters, Nicole (Jerome), Melissa (Dominic), April (Andrew), Danette (Alex), Jenna, Janae, Tony, Mondy and Brandi, Tiffany and Ben. She loved her grandma, Rosie; her special nephew, Dominic "Sugar" Zamora; her nieces, Arianna Suazo, Sophia Rincon and Jaci Belle; her uncle, Blue, who came to her rescue more than once. Special granddaughter, Mariah; stepdaughters, Tanya and Crystal Aragon; stepson, Solomon Aragon Jr. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Theodore Gilbert Alcon and Cecilia DeHerrera; a daughter, Deanna Patricia Rose. Deanne loved being around her family and friends. She was very kind, always helped anyone she could. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, noon Monday, Wild West Cowboy Church, Prairie and Amherst avenues. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Aldecocea, Ana Maria
Ana Maria Aldecocea - Pueblo Chieftain - March 4, 2012 - Ana Maria Aldecocea, 86, passed away March 1, 2012. Survived by her son, Gonzalo Aldecocea; and daughter, Mari Ahmadi; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Cremation, Montgomery and Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at St. Mary Church, 217 E. Mesa Ave., with the Rev. Fr. Ben Bacino as celebrant. Special thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. In lieu of flowers and food, memorials may be made to PAWS for Life through the funeral home.

Alderman, Robert
Robert Alderman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2009 - Robert Alderman, 77, passed away on Jan. 9, 2009. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Marian; daughters, Karen (Brian) Kern, Kathy (Mark) Sigler, Karol (Ron) Klass, Kay (Sam) Morgan and Kim (Monte) Sutton. He also is survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Parkhill Baptist property development. Arrangements under the direction of Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Alderton, Arlene Louise
Arlene Louise Alderton - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2013 - Arlene Louise Alderton, 82, passed away April 23, 2013. Survived by her husband of 62 years, James E. Alderton Sr.; children, Marjorie (Efrem) Carrasco of Littleton, Colo., Vicki (Jeff) Pelletier of Littleton, Colo., John (Danita) Alderton of Pueblo, James E. (Penny) Alderton Jr. of Amity, Pa., and Kurt (Melissa) Alderton of Barbourville, Ky.; half-brother, Alfred Roberts; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arlene was born Aug. 9, 1930, in Midland, Mich., to Lester and Dorothy Wendt. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Aldridge, Chuck
Chuck ' Charlie'  Aldridge - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2010 - Chuck ' Charlie'  Aldridge, 63, passed away Aug. 9, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Norma Davis; children, Jennifer Aldridge, Laurie (Aaron) Cypher, Sara Aldridge, Melinda Easton and Chuck Hancock; grandchildren, John Arellano, Joey Giordano, Aislin Cypher; mother, Ruth Aldridge; brothers, John (Lorraine) Aldridge and Jim Aldridge. He also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Chuck was preceded in death by his father, Walter F. Aldridge. There will be a gathering of family and friends from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday at 1872 Badito in Pueblo West. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Aldridge, Ruth I.
Ruth I. Aldridge - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 2011 - Ruth I. Aldridge, 87, was born Jan. 24, 1924 and passed away March 6, 2011. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Walter Aldridge, and by her son, Charlie Aldridge. Survived by son, John H. (Lorraine) Aldridge; sister, Virginia Cucharas; sister-in-law, Betty Olson; grandchildren, Jennifer Aldridge, Laurel (Aaron) Cypher, John (Lia) Aldridge, and Amanda Aldridge; Great-grandchildren, Joey, John, and Aislin; and numerous nieces and nephews. At her request, cremation with no services. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Alexander, David C.
David C. Alexander - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2009 - David C. Alexander, 87, died Thursday, March 19, 2009. He had been in the Joni Fair House, the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, after years of battling Parkinson's disease. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Broome Alexander of the family home in Pueblo West; his son, David K. (Karen) Alexander of Pueblo West; grandchildren, Matthew D. Alexander, Sarah E. (Johnny Reyes) Alexander and Seth R. Alexander of Pueblo West; his daughter, Diane L. Alexander of Beaufort, N.C.; grandson, Jonathan M. Gerler of Carrboro, N.C.; sisters, Jeanne Shanstrom of Pueblo and Alisa Brady of Colorado Springs. He was preceded in death by his brother, John T. Alexander. There will be a family graveside service at Roselawn Cemetery; the time has to be determined. The family asks that anyone who wishes to consider a donation to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or to the National Parkinson's Foundation, in lieu of flowers.

Alexander, Dorothy L.
Dorothy L. Alexander - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2011 - Dorothy L. Alexander, 88, passed away June 19, 2011. Survived by son, David K. (Karen) Alexander; daughter, Diane L. Alexander; grandchildren, Jonathan M. Gerler, Matthew D. Alexander, Seth R. Alexander and Sarah E. (Johnny Reyes) Alexander. Preceded in death by her loving husband, David C. Alexander; parents, George and Dorothy Broome; siblings, George Broome Jr. and Barbara Edmiston; and dearest friends, Alice May Lewis and Gladys Hunter. Dorothy was born on Jan. 25, 1923, in Pueblo, Colo., and was a full-time mother, homemaker and member of First Presbyterian Church. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2011, First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court streets, with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. Memorials may be made to University Park Care Center or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Alexander, Robert
Robert "Bob" Alexander - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2013 - Robert "Bob" Alexander, 70, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 10, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve Alexander; and parents, Chester and Mary Alexander. Bob is survived by his children, Rebecca (Mary Jane), Ronald, Robert (Rachel) and Eddie; granddaughter, Lydia, and numerous other grandchildren; brothers, Melvin and Bill; beloved dog, Bear; and numerous extended family and friends. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, both at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow.

Alexander, Vickie Jean
Vickie Jean Alexander - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2011 - Vickie Jean Alexander, 58, of Canon City, went to be with the Lord on April 15, 2011. Wife of Jimmy Alexander. Memorial service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Bridge to Life Church, 222 N. Orchard Ave. Canon City, CO.

Alfaro, Alicia Raelee
Alicia Raelee Alfaro - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2012 - Alicia Raelee Alfaro, 8, of Arvada, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 22, 2012. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel and viewing, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, with funeral service to follow at 1:30 p.m., Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Alfaro, Encarnacion
Encarnacion "John" Alfaro - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2011 - Encarnacion "John" Alfaro, 74, met his Heavenly Father on May 5, 2011. Born May 21, 1936, in Bluetown, Texas, to Antonio and Julia (Rodriguez) Alfaro. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joe Rodriguez and Pete Alfaro; sister, Maria Rodriguez. Encarnacion served in the Army during the Korean War. Encarnacion is survived by his daughters, Ana (Juan) Trevino, Monica Alfaro, Joanie Hysten; son, Terry Alfaro; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; brothers, Tony Alfaro, Albert Alfaro; sisters, Eufemia Diaz, Lydia (Manuel) Gallegos and Julie Alfaro. A rosary will be held at 9:30 a.m. today, May 12, 2011, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Pueblo, Colo., followed by a Mass at 10 a.m.

Alfaro, Jose
Jose Alfaro - Contra Costa Times - September 9, 2012 - Jose "Joe" Alfaro, Oct 13, 1925 - September 6, 2012 - Resident of Pittsburg, Joe Alfaro passed away peacefully at home Thursday morning. Joe was born in Trinidad, CO. He was preceded in death by his sons, George and Joey. Joe is survived by his loving wife, Carmen of 64 wonderful years of marriage, devoted children, Carlos (Cyndi), Anthony (Yvonne) and Rachel Alfaro. He has 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Joe retired after 39 years from the Pittsburg Steel Mill. He loved to fish and camp with his family and travel in his RV. He was an avid member and volunteer at the Pittsburg Senior Center. Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 4pm with a vigil at 7pm at the Pittsburg Funeral Chapel. Funeral liturgy Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 10am at St. Peter Martyr Church. Committal services following at Holy Cross Cemetery, Antioch.

Alfonso, Sam
Sam Alfonso - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 2008 - Sam Alfonso, 89, of Pueblo, born on Nov. 10, 1919, in Price, Utah, passed away on Nov. 22, 2008. Preceded in death by his parents, Vito and Anna Alfonso; brothers, Tony, Joe, Vito, George, Leonard, Louis and Henry; sisters, Mary Zappanti and Carmella Andreatta; mother- and father-in-law, Rose and Joseph Cannariato; and granddaughter, Karen Miller. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Anna; brother, Franklin (Marie); children, Carolyn (Bob) Miller, Patty (Jim) Ruzicka, David (Diane) Alfonso; grandchildren, Kristen (Ajay) Dhatt, Michael (Chrisy) Strubel, Amber (Manuel) Marez, Cheryl (Ricky) Gonzales, Mark, Vince and Devin Alfonso; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Lucy, Charlotte, and Lorraine Alfonso. Joan Pellegrino, George (Pat) Cannariato, Joe Cannariato, Dominic (Clara) Cannariato, Rosemary (Dutch) Williams. Sam grew up herding dairy goats in the hills of Delagua, Colo., where his family owned an extensive cheese-making business. They owned and operated a cattle ranch in Weston, Colo. He married Ann Cannariato in 1945, and moved to Pueblo to work for the CF&I Steel Mill in the wire division for 34 years, before retiring in 1982. Sam was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, where he and Ann enjoyed many years of dancing on Saturday nights. Fishing with his brothers and being with his family were his greatest enjoyments in life. Papa will be greatly missed. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday and Mass 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens to follow. Please visit his Web site at www.mem.com. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home.

Algee, Alvin
Alvin Algee - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2011 - Alvin Algee, 83 parted this life June 12, 2011. He was a lifetime Puebloan. Alvin was born Dec. 8, 1927, to the union of Odessa Banks and Alvin Algee, both preceded him in death; along with his son, Alvin Algee Jr. He graduated from Centennial High School after which he served in the United States Army. Alvin retired from the CF&I. He was quite a handicapper and enjoyed hanging out with his friends at the dog track and playing bingo. He also enjoyed reading his second newspaper, the Denver Post, Quarry and Mining. Alvin is survived by his companion, Agatha Jackson; daughter, Gail Pough; two granddaughters, Kristen Algee Pough and Alexandra Pough, all of Aurora, Colo.; a brother, Wade (Teresa) Algee of California; a host of other relatives and special friends. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, both at Angelus Chapel with Pastor Steve Mack officiating. Interment, Fort Lyons National Cemetery. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Algiene, Angela
Angela Algiene - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 2011 - Angela Algiene, 78, of Pueblo, ended her journey here on Earth on May 11, 2011. She was surrounded by loving family members who loved her and took incredible care of her. Angela is survived by her children, Lawrence (Rose) Algiene, Shirley (Larry Buzick) Montoya, Charlotte (Rory) Romero, and Yolanda (Eric) Dronkers; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Virginia (Al) Tanguma; and numerous extended family and friends. Memorial service 1 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. This is a celebration of life, so please wear colorful attire. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Alire, Dolores D.
Dolores D. Alire - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2009 - Dolores D. Alire, 79, of San Luis, passed away Nov. 8, 2009, at the University Park Care Center in Pueblo. Dolores was born Jan. 12, 1930, in San Luis, Colo., the daughter of Juan Benito Sandoval and Savina Olivas Sandoval. Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Billy Alire; one daughter, Georgiann Lee Martinez; two brothers, Jose Uverto, Juan A. Sandoval; and one sister, Tilla Sandoval. Survivors include two sisters, Maria Arabella (Mike) Manzanares of Las Cruces, N.M., Sostena Clevan of San Luis, Colo.; three brothers, Benito (Orlinda) Sandoval of Pueblo, Colo., Ralph (Diane) Sandoval of Trinidad, Colo., Guillermo (Loyda) Sandoval of Pueblo, Colo.; sister-in-law, Josie Sandoval of Greeley, Colo. She also is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Dolores was a member of Carmelitas and Sagrado Corazon. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, embroidering, making quilts, cooking, gardening and especially the time she spent with her loving family. Viewing and visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 and Sunday, Nov. 15, Romero Funeral Chapel in San Luis. Vigil service, with recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, and Mass of Resurrection, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, both at Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church in San Luis. Interment will follow at Sangre de Cristo Cemetery. Arrangements, Romero Valley Funeral Home, 1407 State Ave., Alamosa, CO 81101; 719-589-9200.

Alire, Kisha M.
Kisha M. Alire - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2012 - Kisha M. Alire, 29, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 6, 2012. Preceded in death by her mother, Christina Mae Alire; and grandparents, Joe (Alice) Alire and Sarah Ramirez. Kisha is survived by her sons, Marcus and Emilio; daughter, Estrella; godchildren, Dominic D. Alire and Christina Alire; father, Joe W. (Lupe) Alire; brothers, Joe (Antionette) Jr., Isaiah and Daniel Alire; sisters, Rosemary (David) Lobato, Sarah Alire and Emma (Manuel) Colon; 16 nieces and nephews; girlfriend, Shauna; and numerous extended family and friends. She enjoyed spending quality time with her family and friends. She loved wearing glitter, dancing and singing. She was everybody' s Princess. Viewing, 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Allee, Patricia
Patricia (Dionisio) Allee - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2010 - Patricia (Dionisio) Allee, 65, passed away from complications of scleroderma at St. Lucie (Florida) Medical Center on Oct. 20, 2010. Pat was born in Pueblo, Colo., and moved to Port St. Lucie from Washington Township, N.J., in 1999, where she lived for 25 years. She is survived by her husband, Gary Allee; sons, Doug (Lori) and Darren, of Port St. Lucie; and daughter, Deanna ' De De'  Gray of Branchburg, N.J. Pat had two lovely grandchildren, Cassidy Gray and Jake Allee, who were coincidently born on the same day and year. Pat also is survived by her brother, David (Jane) Dionisio of Montrose, Colo.; and numerous relatives and friends. Pat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, who placed family first and foremost before her own medical challenges. Pat also cared for her parents, Jack and Lucille Dionisio, who both just recently preceded her in death. Memorial contributions may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Oct. 27, 2010, at St. Lucie Catholic Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home Chapel in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Allegro, Annie
Annie Allegro - Daily Times - November 23, 2006 - Visitation for Annie Allegro, 90, of Bradley, will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, with a 6 p.m. Sons of Italy service, at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Maternity BVM Catholic Church, Bourbonnais. Father Richard Pighini will officiate. Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens. She died Monday (Nov. 20, 2006) at her home. She was born Jan. 6, 1916, in Jansen, Colo., the daughter of August and Carmella DiGiovanni Fragale. Her husband, Mario Allegro, whom she married Sept. 25, 1938, at St. Rocco Catholic Church, Chicago Heights, died Oct. 26, 2001. She was a member of the Catholic faith. She was an excellent cook. She enjoyed crocheting and her family. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Carlo and Clarice Allegro, Mike and Keli Allegro, all of Bourbonnais; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Betty Allegro of Bradley, Carmella and Gary Klepk of Virginia Beach, Va., Mary and James Dykes of Sterling, Va.; grandchildren, Lisa and Greg Foster of Bradley, Edward and Michelle Klepk, and Marcus Klepk, all of Virginia Beach, Va., Meredith and Mark Brodsky of Sterling, Va., Tony Allegro, Alexander and Joseph Allegro of Bourbonnais, Andrew Allegro of Virginia Beach, Va., Katie Allegro of Connecticut; Scott and Jenny Robinson of Bradley, Jana and Jim Stanfa of Bradley; great-grandchildren, Bennett, Christopher and Morgan Foster, Isabella Allegro, Dylan Klepk, Nicholas and Alec Robinson, Jonathon Karnes, Ashton Corbet and Stephanie Corbet; one sister, Mary Costello of Bourbonnais; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Deceased are her parents, one granddaughter, Amy Allegro; one sister, one brother, and four stepsisters.

Allen, Charles
Charles Allen - Rocky Mountain News - August 11, 1895 - From Man to Monster - Injustice and Brutality Alter a Mild Mannered Youth - Did Not Hesitate at Murder - Jean Valjean' s Career Repeated in the Life of an Unfortunate Confined in the State Reformatory - Goaded to Desperation by Continued Injustice, Pedro Leandro Martinez Becomes a Demon in Human Shape - Sequel to a Villainous Blackmailing Scheme - Pedro Leandro Martinez will be brought back to Las Animas county to answer a charge of murder in killing Charles Allen if a requisition issued yesterday is honored by the governor of New Mexico, where Martinez is under arrest as a fugitive. With him will come shackled Pedro Baca, wanted for the same murder, but it is in Martinez that most interest will center. That he has turned out a murderer, it is charged, is due largely, if not wholly, to a villainous blackmailing scheme against him and the mistaken methods in force at the Buena Vista reformatory which make it anything but the institution it was designed to be by law. The Martinez case will figure to considerable extent in the charges being prepared against the penitentiary commissioners. Martinez is a young man and when convicted of larceny in Las Animas county about three years ago was sentenced to the state reformatory. Prisoners sent there are under an indefinite sentence, to be released on parole as conduct justifies. Martinez proved a tractable convict. There were few if any marks against him, and at the end of a year and four months he was released on parole and returned to Las Animas County. Malice and Blackmail ' “ According to the story of Martinez, and his story is fully credited by those most familiar with the case, he was returned to the reformatory through malice and blackmail. There is a standing reward of $25 for the return to the reformatory of each released convict who violates his parole. This was too great a temptation for a petty constable or deputy sheriff and a charge of some small larceny was trumped up against Martinez. Then, according to his story the officer promised to release him if he would pay $25, the amount of the reward which he received from the reformatory for Martinez' return. He had not the money. His aged mother could not raise it. So Martinez was sent back to Buena Vista. The sense of injustice which the returned convict felt made a regular devil of him. During his previous incarceration he had obeyed all rules and conducted himself like a man. Now he violated all rules and sought all the trouble he could find. It was never explained to the convict that the judge had no right to impose a sentence of two years, and when he had served long enough to make his two periods of imprisonment reach two years and he failed to be released, he grew more incorrigible than ever. Repeatedly Strung Up ' “ The inhuman punishment of stringing up was resorted to repeatedly with Martinez until the charities board investigation last winter revealed the cruelties of the institution, and this punishment was stopped for a time. Martinez is supposed to be the man upon whom Deputy Warden Hoyt threw his whole weight while the convict was hung up by the wrists. Hoyt, for once, had met a man of whose revengeful spirit he was afraid. When the hangings-up were stopped he had built a sort of cage in a corner of one of the buildings, and here Martinez was closely confined. When Warden McDonald took charge of the reformatory he went to Martinez' s cage, talked to him like a man, told him what he could gain by behaving himself and released him from close confinement. He only behaved fairly well, but in June last, to everybody' s surprise, he was released a second time upon parole. He returned to Las Animas County again, but this time as an outlaw at heart. If he could be sent back to prison by blackmail once, he saw that he could be again, and he was reckless. One trouble followed another until it led to the killing of Charles Allen July 7, last. Martinez and Baca fled to Mexico. When his hiding place was discovered Martinez fought like a tiger and was badly riddled with bullets before he would surrender.

Allen, Edward V.
Edward V. "Ed" Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - February 1, 2009 - Edward V. "Ed" Allen, 88, passed away on Jan. 29, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cecelia, in 1993; one brother and two sisters. He is survived by his children, Sam E. (Janet) Allen of Logan, N.M., Linda Macdonald of Camp Verde, Ariz., Monie Stites of Fowler, Colo.; six grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and sister, Jeanne Duhon. He ranched in Pueblo, Huerfano and Custer counties all of his life. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fowler Health Care Center in memory of Ed through the funeral home office. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Allen, Elsie
Elsie Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 2011 - Elsie Allen, 87, passed away Sept. 27, 2011. Born in Stroud, Okla., on Dec. 15, 1923, to Truett and Alice Caudill. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Haden Henry Allen. Survived by her children, Edward Allen, Lola Strong, Barbara Ramos, Linda Allen, Hayden Allen; grandchildren, Brian, Paula, Lance, Jeff, Jimmy, WoodyJoe, Ryan, Haden Jr., Autumn and Nicholas; great-grandchildren, Shelbi, Brittany, Ashley, Tyler, Jordan, Taylor, Jazzy and Brooklyn; great-great-grandchild, Jacob; two special grandchildren, Pooh and Jesse; sisters, Georgia Rosenbaum of Eloy, Ariz., and Arlene McDowell of El Reno, Okla. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and staff. Love and appreciation to Connie, Maria and Angie. Viewing, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, Roselawn Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Allen, George H.
George H. Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - October 6, 2010 - George H. Allen, a 34-year resident of Carpenteria, Calif., died with his wife by his side on Sept. 18, 2010, at age 89 of complications from a fall. He was born on March 8, 1921, in Waukegan, Ill., was raised in Pueblo, Colo., and graduated from Central High School in 1938. He attended Yale University on a four-year regional scholarship, where he majored in government and graduated with Exceptional Distinction in 1942. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force. Upon his return to the U.S., he attended Harvard Law School. He graduated cum laude in 1949. In 1980, he founded the firm of Allen and Kimbell. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Suzanne; a sister, Peggy Allen Turman of Pueblo, Colo.; five children from a previous marriage; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Allen, Laurence E.
Laurence E. Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2009 - Laurence E. Allen of Avondale, passed away on Jan. 22, 2009. Laurence lived, farmed and ranched in Avondale and Southern Colorado for over 60 years. He was a kind, loving and devoted family man. He was preceded in death by his wife, "Shorty" Allen; parents, William and Minnie Allen; sisters, Margaret Bost and Eloise Sommerville; and Chuck Talley. Laurence is survived by his children, Bill and Dottie Allen and Betty Talley; granddaughter, Salina Barnes (Mike Rosen); great-granddaughter, Adrianna Barnes; brother, Ed Allen; sister, Jeanne Duhon; numerous nieces and nephews; special friend, Mary Tinkcom. Laurence served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the Eagles Aerie No. 145, a member of the Elks and the Cattlemen's Association. Visitation, 9 a.m. Tuesday, followed by the funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009; both at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with entombment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to St. Anthony Hospice through the funeral home. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Allen, Lillie Mae
Lillie Mae Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - January 6, 2009 - Lillie Mae Allen, 86, passed away Jan. 2, 2009. She was born in Texas, living in Midland until she moved to Pueblo in 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her parents; and siblings. She is survived by her sons, Robert Allen Jr. of Ashland, Ore., Roger (Joyce) Allen of Pueblo; grandchildren, Alisha Allen of Black Mountain, N.C., Melina Allen and Lynessa (Steve) O'Brien of Bend, Ore.; great-grandchildren, Eann and Maile O'Brien. Burial will be in Midland, Texas. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Allen, Lynn D. Jr.
Lynn D. Allen Jr. - Albuquerque Journal - May 16, 2006 - Lynn D. Allen Jr., 81, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday, May 10, 2006. Lynn will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 57 years, Betty; sons, Gary Allen and wife, Carlene, and David Allen and wife, Terry; daughters, Judy Ringquist and husband, Steve, and Vicki Allen; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren will also miss their 'Boompa.' He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Maxey. Lynn was born August 23, 1924 in Trinidad, CO. After high school, he started a career with Mountain Bell Telephone Co. in 1942. After several moves and promotions, he moved his family to Albuquerque in 1961. He retired from Mountain Bell in 1982 with 40 years of service. He also served with the Naval Air Corps in World War II from 1942-1946. Lynn loved all sports, especially golf, but most of all he loved his family. He was a wonderful husband, father, and friend to so many, and will be missed by all who knew him. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Monday, May 15, 2006, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Humane Assoc. of NM, Inc., 615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87108. "May his spirit be blessed." French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500

Allen, Marjorie M.
Marjorie M. Sorensen Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2013 - Marjorie M. Sorensen Allen, 78, born Oct. 5, 1934, passed away on March 18, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia; son, Rodney Dean; grandson, Mark Allen; and numerous brothers, sisters and other relatives. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Lindsay, Neb. Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Allen, Martin
Martin ' Marty'  Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2012 - Martin ' Marty'  Allen passed away Sept. 7, 2012. He was preceded in death by his ' Pops,'  ' Little Joe'  Garcia. Marty left Springdale, Ark., in 1993 for Pueblo, where he met his beloved wife, Susie Urban Arguello. Marty continued to grow his family to include daughter, Deidre; stepchildren, Felicia (Steve), David (Tinisha), Don (Jonie) Arguello; and nine grandchildren; including, one grandchild he helped raise as his second daughter, Kristyna Arguello. Survived by father, Wayne; mother, Nancy; brothers, Wayne R., Scott, Richard and Jason; sister, Lisa; and nine Garcia step-siblings. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Sacred Heart Church in Avondale.

Allen, Melvin C.
Melvin C. Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 2009 - Melvin C. Allen, born May 2, 1922; passed away Feb. 4, 2009, in Pueblo, Colo. Melvin was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 42 years, Mary Lou; his mother, Flora Rose Napier Allen; father, Harry D. Allen; brothers, Lindy Allen, Robert Hopkins; sisters, Mae Engle and Agnes Hopkins. Survived by three sons, Larry Kathy Allen, Lance Marilynn Allen and Mark Susan Allen; eight grandchildren, Marie Charles Schwager, Elizabeth David Laughlin, Jeff, Jamee, Christie, Lance, Kaylen and Kacie Allen; three great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Evelyn Brewster. Born and raised in Rapid City, S.D. Melvin served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during WWII. Melvin retired from Mountain Bell after 38 years of service throughout South Dakota and Colorado. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, traveling, golf and wood carving. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. Memorial reception service, 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment at a later date at Roselawn. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to CASA of Pueblo in Melvin's name.

Allen, Patricia Jo
Patricia Jo "Patty" Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2009 - Patricia Jo "Patty" Allen, 55, passed away Feb. 9, 2009. Preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Allen; father, Sam Prutch; and brother, Sam C. Prutch. Survived by children, Joy Jones, Pueblo, and Suzanne Neal Retzer; grandchildren, Taylor Allen, Mickayla Jones and Lucy Retzer; mother, Mary Jane Prutch; brothers, Jim Sally Prutch, Peter Prutch, Joe Renee Prutch, Fred Janice Prutch, Gerry VernaLisa Prutch; sister-in-law, Diane Prutch; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home. Patty loved spending time with her grandchildren, and was a member of Praise Assembly of God, where the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12. Those who wish, may make donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society through the funeral home. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Allen, Phoebe
Phoebe Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1918 - 1919 - Pueblo Goes to War and a Deadly Flu Strikes - As September passed, however, Pueblo's attention focused on a danger much closer to home: The Spanish flu epidemic, which was beginning to kill hundreds of people along the East Coast, had made it to Colorado. It came quickly, with sudden, soaring fevers and pneumonia-like symptoms. Pueblo lawyer Robert Gast was head of the local Red Cross and he helped the city prepare for what was coming. On Oct. 2, the newspapers reported that doctors had discovered six cases of the flu in a local family, which immediately was segregated for treatment. The city and Pueblo County officials reacted fast. Schools were ordered closed on Oct. 3 until further notice, public entertainment closed - and a strict "no spitting" law enforced. The city waited for the flu storm to strike, and it did. Reports on Oct. 15 said there were 90 cases around the city (6,000 deaths nationally). On Oct. 23, the papers reported that Pueblo nurse Phoebe Allen, 27, died of the flu while on her way to Europe.

Allen, Rheta Lee
Rheta Lee Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - May 2, 2013 - Rheta Lee Allen, 78, passed away April 30, 2013. Preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Pearl Finto; and brother, Don Finto. Survived by her husband, J.D. Allen; son, Dave; daughter, Danelda; grandchildren, Galadriel and Isaac Comito, Hannah, Sarah and Leah Allen; sister, Wanda (James) Cannon; brother, LeRoy (Joyce) Finto; caretaker and special friend, Dorothy Clason. Rheta had a special love for children, especially being a Story Time teacher at Southwest Church of Christ. She also was involved in many ministries with her church too numerous to mention. The family would like to thank Belmont Lodge, Sangre de Cristo Hospice and her spiritual family at Southwest Church of Christ for their kindness, love and support. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, at Southwest Church of Christ.

Allen, Robert
Robert Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 2011 - Robert Allen passed away Jan. 27, 2011. Service and dinner will be held 12 p.m. March 12, 2011. For information, call 719-994-6663

Allen, Rusana Lee
Rusana ' Rusty'  Lee Blackman Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2012 - Rusana ' Rusty'  Lee Blackman Allen was born April 27, 1937, in Pueblo, Colo., to Russell and Madge Blackman. Beloved and devoted Air Force wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, daughter and aunt, left this world on Friday, March 23, 2012, surrounded by her loving family to join those loved ones preceding her in death and to join our Lord in her well deserved place in heaven. Rusty is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 53 years, Lawrence ' Larry'  Allen; her oldest son, Scot (Sherry); her middle son, Blane (Kathy); daughter, Malissa (Bill); and twin brother, Russell Blackman; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Rusty loved people and was a friend to everyone. She was a very positive person who led by example, bringing out the best in each person whose life she touched. If asked, Rusty would tell you her greatest accomplishment in life was being best friends with her husband, kids, grandchildren and brother. Larry would tell you that Rusty was a devoted Air Force wife, the hardest job in the Air Force. She moved 24 times setting up a loving home for her family with each assignment, and establishing her final home in Canon City, Colo., in 1992. Rusty is a 1955 graduate of Centennial High School in Pueblo and a 1959 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. She was a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority. Her family is comforted in this time of loss by John 14:1-3 ' Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.'  Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2012, at the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2012, also at the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Canon City, Colo. A reception will follow at 3 p.m. at the Shadow Hills Golf Club at 1232 CR 143. Interment at Mountain Vale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Jewish Hospital, 1400 Jackson St., Denver, CO 80206. Arrangements handled through Holt Family Funeral Home.

Allen, Ruth
Ruth Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2010 - Ruth Allen, formerly of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 6, 2010, in Harlingen, Texas. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Elmer; son, Orville (Sonny); brother, Howard; and two great-grandsons. Cherishing her memory are her children, Debbie Allen, Sandra Betts and Rick Allen; grandchildren, Carrie (Eric) Cornwell, Kym (Shane) Van Leuven, Howard (Rita), Dietra (Chris) Cave, John (Viola), Rebecca (Josh) and David; great-grandchildren; and three siblings. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2010, Pueblo Christian Center, 1601 S. Pueblo Blvd. Reception to follow.

Allen, Sydna Alice
Sydna Alice Allen - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2012 - Sydna Alice Allen passed away on June 23, 2012. She had moved to Pueblo in 2008 to be near her son. A sincere thank you to Wynwood of Pueblo, Life Care Center of Pueblo, Frontier Hospice and Thomas Gaide, MD and the staff of Heritage Medical Center.

Allen, Tiffany Chelsea
Tiffany Chelsea Allen - Daily Times - December 28, 2007 - Tiffany Chelsea "Sissy" Allen, 15, of Shiprock, left with our heavenly father Monday, Dec. 24, 2007. Tiffany was born April 25, 1992, to Robert T. Allen and Eudora Yellowhorse. Tiffany is survived by her sister, Taylor K. Allen; brother, Chandler R. Yellowhorse; paternal great-grandparents, Annie Allen and Mary D. Tso; maternal grandparents, Herbert and Edith Yellowhorse; paternal grandparents, Robert and Bettie Allen; aunts, Myra Yellowhorse (Marvin Reuben), Valata Yellowhorse of Shiprock, Herberta Yellowhorse of Trinidad, Colo., Shawna and Burnis Barry, and Theresa and Bob Overson of Kirtland; uncles, Herbert Yellowhorse Jr. of Trinidad, and BM1 (SW) Bruce Willie and family of San Diego, Calif.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Tiffany was preceded in death by her father, Robert T. Allen; mother, Eudora Yellowhorse; brother, Daniel J. Ahkee; and sister, Shayla A. Hayes. Tiffany was full of life and we will miss her big smile and dimples. Sissy, we love you. Viewing will be from 9 to 10 a.m. today, Friday, Dec. 28, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Shiprock. Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. Interment will be at the Shiprock Community Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dustin S. Reuben, Freeland K. Reuben, Raleigh O. Jackson, Daniel Overson, Mitchell Slowman, and Bruce LeClaire. Honorary pallbearers will be Chandler R. Yellowhorse, Trevor D. Reuben, Randaldi D. Jackson, Jacob D. Reuben, Shelby Overson, Caitlyn Overson, Terrance Allen, Paulina Barry, Terilyn Barry, Kaitlin Yellowhorse , and Raven Yellowhorse. Tiffany is in the care of Desert View Funeral Home, Highway 491 North in Shiprock; (505 - 368-4607.

Allen, Victoria J.
Victoria J. Allen - Trinidad Times Independent - July 2, 2011 - Victoria J. Allen, 89, passed away unexpectedly at home June 26, 2011. She was born in Bear Canyon, Jan. 29, 1922, to Josephine (Nones) and Victor Bazanele. She attended school in Bear Canyon and then attended Trinidad High School graduating in 1941. Vicki was united in marriage to Aldo Oss in 1945 in Raton. She worked at Montgomery Ward for over 25 years until her retirement. Vicki enjoyed being with her friends and visiting over a cup of her favorite mocha coffee. She was a loving grandma and great-grandma. Preceding her in death are parents, Josephne and Victor Bazanele, sister Barbara Hildago, nephew Mark Bazanele and daughter-in-Karen Oss. Survivors are sons, Michael Oss, Stockton, Kan., David (Ernestine) Oss, Littleton, grandchildren, Jessica Oss, Ft. Lewis, Wash., Joshua (Elena) Oss, Lavere, Brandon (Heather) Oss, Kitridge, Brian (Michelle) Oss, Valerine (Oss), Eric (Rachel) Oss, all of Littleton, great grandchildren, Tori, Jacob, Brian, J.D, Randee, Lily, Avery, Kerrigan, Sutter, great-great-grandson, Ryland, brothers, Aldo (Rose) Bazanele, Trinidad, Charles (Kay) Bazanele, Trinidad, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral Mass was Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Holy Trinity Church. Interment followed at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Josh Oss, Brian Oss, Michael Oss, David Oss, Gary Bazanele, and Ron Wilson. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Allen, William
William Allen - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 14, 2012 - Coroner's office ID's 3 bodies discovered in recent weeks - The identifications of three people found dead in public places in recent weeks were released Thursday by the El Paso County Coroner' s Office. The body of William Allen, 54, was found July 10 in Red Rock Canyon about 8 to 10 feet off of a trail in a steep, rocky area. His death was ruled a suicide by hanging. According to the coroner' s report, Allen had been in an altercation five days before his body was found and had been asked to leave a home. The El Paso County Sheriff' s Office said the badly decomposed body appeared to have been in the canyon for some time. The body of Eric Elmquist, 58,was found floating face down in Fountain Creek on Aug. 1. He died from drowning, according to the autopsy report. Also, acute alcohol intoxication is believed to have contributed to his death. According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, Elmquist was found by a hiker walking the trail on the south side of the Fountain Creek RV Park at U.S. Highway 24 and 31st Street in Old Colorado City. Police said they believed him to be homeless - next to his body was a backpack stuffed with clothes. The body of Randall White, 50, was found naked in a city storm drain on Aug. 20. He died of natural causes, stemming from complications of chronic alcoholism, according to the autopsy report. White, who had no legs and used a wheelchair, was spotted by a woman who was walking down a sidewalk, south of the intersection of Pikes Peak Avenue and Academy Boulevard. Police say the woman looked down into the storm drain through a grate and spotted White. He was believed to be homeless. The coroner' s office attempted to find White' s family but was unable to locate any relatives. The coroner' s reports were released in response to a Colorado Open Records Act request.

Allenbach, George R. II
George R. Allenbach II - Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 2009 - George R. Allenbach II, of Boulder, Colo., passed away on Dec. 4, 2009. George was born on Feb. 5, 1936, to George R. Allenbach and Irene Richardson Allenbach in Pueblo, Colo. He served in the Navy from 1954-58. George married Marilyn O'Connor on Aug. 6, 1960, in Pueblo, Colo. He earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Colorado State University and worked at IBM as an electrical engineer for 27 years. He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge of South Pueblo for 50 years. George loved living in Colorado and was a Denver Broncos season ticket holder for 30 years. He loved being a grandpa and spending time with family and friends. He also enjoyed golf, jazz music and traveling to Germany. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; children, Erin Gill (Patrick), Morgen L'Heureux (Lon) and George Allenbach (Karla); brother, Greg Allenbach; sisters, Constance Duke, Kay Gillen and Linda Allenbach; grandchildren, Justine and Ashlynn Allenbach, and Brendon and Jacob L'Heureux. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. today, Dec. 9, 2009, Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Place, Boulder, CO 80301. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, Crist Mortuary. Interment, Green Mountain Cemetery. Donations in George's honor may be made to: The Children's Hospital Foundation, 13123 E. 16th Ave., Box 045, Aurora, CO 80045.

Allenbach, Gregory David
Gregory David Allenbach - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2013 - Gregory David Allenbach, a lifetime member of the Local IBEW, passed away on Jan. 20, 2013. Greg was the youngest son of George and Irene Allenbach of Pueblo. Greg was a longtime history and wildlife enthusiast. He is survived by daughters, Vanessa Warner of Aurora, Tamra Lowe Allenbach of Thornton; and sons, Gregory R. Allenbach and David C. Allenbach, both of Salt Lake City, Utah; sisters, Nona ' Kay'  Gillen of Shelton, Wash., Linda Allenbach of Amarillo, Texas; grandson, Trey Warner of Aurora; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway Ave. Reception following at the IBEW Hall, 2901 Farabaugh Lane. In lieu of flowers and food, the family requests that donations be made to the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo, PAWS For Life or El Pueblo History Museum in his honor. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Allenback, Gayle F.
Gayle F. Allenback - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2012 - Gayle F. Allenback, 61, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 29, 2012. She is survived by her son, Jeremy (Stacy); grandchildren, Kalie and Dylan; siblings, James (Shirley), William, Penny and Willy (Rhonda); and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Grace Christian Church, 630 Broadway.

Allen-Duhon, Jeanne
Jeanne ' Mimi'  Allen-Duhon - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2011 - Jeanne ' Mimi'  Allen-Duhon, 86, former resident of Avondale, Colo., passed away March 27, 2011, in Fort Worth, Texas, after a brief illness. Arrangements pending. Full notice to follow. Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2011 - Jeanne "Mimi" Allen-Duhon. Graveside service, 10:30 a.m. May 20, 2011, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Allison, Beverly Kay
Beverly K. (Atteberry) Allison - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 2009 - Beverly K. (Atteberry) Allison passed away unexpectedly Dec. 29, 2009, at her home in Fowler. She was born in Stone City, Colo., on April 28, 1946, to David William and Katherine Mae (Oldham) Atteberry. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Bill Atteberry and Ernie Atteberry; and husband, Bob Allison. She is survived by her son, Richard Spaccamonti; grandson, Marc (Rochelle) Spaccamonti; great- grandson, Colton Spaccamonti; daughter, Dorothy (Ryon) Sallee; grandchildren, Shiann, Cade, Jaclyn and Rylee Sallee; brother, Richard (Marge) Atteberry; sister, Sharon Taullie; sister-in-law, Shirly Atteberry; first husband, Joe Spaccamonti and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, Fowler Christian Church, 107 W. Florence Ave., Fowler, Colo., with Pastor Richard ' BJ'  Ballard officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made in her memory to Fowler Fire Department, Solid Rock Baptist Church or Fowler Christian Church.

Allison, Elsie
Elsie Allison - Pueblo Indicator - October 13, 1934 - The community extends to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Campbell their sympathy in the loss of Mrs. Campbell' s dear sister, Mrs. Allison. Pueblo Indicator - October 13, 1934 - County Correspondence - Crow - Friends of Mrs. Ruth Cambell were sorry to hear about the death of her sister, Mrs. Elsie Allison.

Allison-Angel-Leyba, Stella Marie
Stella Marie Angel-Leyba-Allison - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 2009 - Stella Marie Angel-Leyba-Allison, 64, Pueblo, July 21. Angelus.

Allphin, Linda Kay
Linda Kay Allphin - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 2011 - Linda Kay Allphin, 62, passed away Dec. 31, 2010. Preceded in death by her mother, Lois Stickler; and grandfather, Jess Kenner. Survived by her husband, Carl Allphin; children, Charles Trace (Sybelle) Herndon, Michael Trevor (Lisa) Herndon, James Howard (Kelly) Lundblade and Jeremy (Rita) Lundblade; stepchildren, Jennifer Allphin, Kara (Josh) Wiley, Matthew (Katie) Allphin and Brandon Allphin; grandchildren, Brian, Timothy, Colton, Logan, Alexandria, Breanna, Alexis, Brett, Katherine, Ian, Blayze, Talyn, Cody and Talon. Also survived by her brother, Wayne (Norma) Devendorf; sister-in-law, Peggy Greathouse; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends. Linda ran the Southern Colorado Chapter THYCA Cancer Organization, provided day care for many years for children, and owned her own business, Therapeutic Touch, where she was a massage therapist. Memorial service, 10 a.m. today, Chapel of Hope at Colorado Mental Health Institute. Donations in her memory may be made to the Thyroid Cancer Association through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.imperialfunerals.com Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Almaguer, Efren
Efren ' Moe'  Almaguer - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2012 - Efren ' Moe'  Almaguer, age 82, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on the morning of Sunday Jan. 8, 2012. Efren was born in Pueblo on Nov. 8, 1929. Pueblo is where ' Moe'  acquired many skills that would serve him well later in life. Selling newspapers at a young age is where he began to build a strong work ethic. He met the challenge when it was time to compete, having to fight another boy who wanted to take over his corner. Dressing sharp, looking good and his great dancing moves were all learned while he was growing up in the Bessemer area. ' Moe'  attended Central High School and a few weeks after turning 17, he enlisted in the Army. In basic training, he was picked on by a sergeant for admittedly slacking off. The message got through and Efren told him, ' Sgt. Garcia, today I' m going to start soldiering for you.'  And he did. He was handpicked to serve in a special police unit. Efren was assigned to ' D'  Troop, 22nd Constabulary Squadron at Bad Hersfeld, Germany. He loved that they wore a handsome uniform with a special helmet and a bright golden yellow scarf for high visibility and distinctiveness. Demobilization of the Army shortened Efren' s enlistment and he returned to Pueblo in 1948. He worked several jobs in the area before deciding to relocate to Los Angeles, where his father and younger brother were residing. In 1952, Efren began what would become a 38-year career in package delivery. He started as a bicycle messenger and worked his way up to supervisor with Red Arrow. Efren' s consistent results were recognized and in 1976 he was promoted to United Parcel Service as a customer service representative. He was quoted as saying, ' I love to sell and I love to beat the competition.'  He was described by a former co-worker as being tremendously hard-working and dedicated. ' Effie had a smooth and suave approach with his customers.'  When a customer was dissatisfied, UPS would send ' Effie'  to turn things around. One of the most difficult decisions of his life was made in 1990 when, as a district representative manager, he decided to retire. Shortly thereafter, Efren returned to his hometown of Pueblo, Colo. In retirement, Efren was an avid book reader, listening to jazz, member of Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie No. 145. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Laughing, telling stories and trading jabs with his friends was typical. He loved when his Raiders played the Broncos, despite being outnumbered by the opposing fans. Going out often and socializing was still his favorite pastime and he was always generous when the bill came. His joy of dancing remained well into his late 70s, but he was slowing down. During phone conversations, he would say, ' Mijo (son), old age is catching up with your daddy. I' m having to limit myself to going out to maybe only two or three times a week.'  In his own words, he lived a long and full life blessed with many children and great friends. He will be missed by his family, friends and former co-workers. Efren Almaguer, a proud son of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents: father, Miguel Almaguer in 1963, and mother, Frances Martinez in 1985; and brother, Fred Almaguer in 1988. Also, special friend and companion, Rita Constanza in 2010. He leaves to cherish his memory, children, Gloria (Ted) Espinoza, Manuel (Doris) Almagure, Arthur Almaguer, Audrey Almaguer, John (Martha) Almaguer, Valerie (Norman Lowrey) Almaguer, Linda (Andrew) Aguilar and Roger Almaguer; two sisters, Mary (Ray) Martinez, Ernestine (Paul) Muniz; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Angelus Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave., with the Rev. Benjamin Bacino as celebrant. Full military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at graveside, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Pueblo Sangre de Cristo Hospice or your local Salvation Army in memory of Efren.

Almanzar, Phyllis
Phyllis "Pita" Almanzar - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2009 - Phyllis "Pita" Almanzar, 80, entered into eternal rest with her heavenly Father on Jan. 26, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph D. Almanzar; parents; two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her children, David (Robbi) Almanzar, Danny (Judy) Almanzar, Carol (Larry) Stuart, Lori (Ken) Kania, Sandra Smith; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one brother; four sisters; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Phyllis attended Canon Community Baptist Church in Canon City, Colo., where a memorial service will take place at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, with her son, Pastor David Almanzar officiating. Donations may be made in Phyllis' memory to CrossRoads Youth Works, P.O. Box 371, Simla, CO 80835. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Alonzo, Benito Ayala
Benito ' Pappo'  Ayala Alonzo - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2012 - Benito ' Pappo'  Ayala Alonzo, 75, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 17, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Lucille Alonzo; and sisters, Sophie Ruybalid and Shirley Madrid. Benito is survived by his children, Dianne (Brad Gomez) Maes, Daniel (Yolanda) Alonzo and Debi (Gilbert) Jimenez; grandchildren, Moses and Anastasia Jimenez, Isaias, Ariana and Xavier Alonzo and Silvano and Justin Gomez; siblings, Elsie Espinoza and Alfonso Ayala; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Alonzo, Rosalie A.
Rosalie A. Alonzo - Pueblo Chieftain - July 8, 2011 - Rosalie A. Alonzo, born June 26, 1920, and went to be with the Lord July 4, 2011. Preceded in death by her husband, J. Manuel Alonzo; son, Edward Alonzo; brother, David J. Marquez. Survived by grandchildren, Dawn (Mike) Mitchell and Scott Alonzo; great-grandchildren, Connor, Samantha and Michaela; sister, Josephine Johnson; sister-in-law, Vera Marquez; also survived by loving nieces and caregivers, Joanne (Bill) Bolt, Carolyn (Scott) Schaefer, Becky Coffrin; loving great-nieces and caregivers, Lori (Jan) Davis and Andrea (Jason) Newton; numerous caring nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces, great-great-nephews and great-great-nieces; also survived by members of the Alonzo-Gutierrez family, and bowling buddy/friend, Corrine Arguello. Viewing, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, July 10, 2011, followed by the Rosary at 4 p.m., both to be held at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m., Monday, July 11, 2011, at St. Francis Xavier Parish. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Alred, Wayne Theron
Wayne Theron Aldred - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 2009 - Wayne Theron Aldred, 91, passed away March 23, 2009, in Canon City, Colo. Wayne was born on May 7, 1917, in Avondale, Colo., to Walter and Pearl (Petry) Aldred. He served three years in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After his discharge from the Navy, Wayne worked in the cattle business in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada, Kansas and Colorado. He was a top-notch cowboy and especially known for his beautiful leather braiding. Wayne loved dancing, playing cards, and socializing with his many friends and relatives. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, VFW, Eagles, AARP, and the Golden Age Center. Wayne is survived by his son, Walt (Stacy) Aldred of California; five grandchildren; and four sisters, Audrey Sterner and Marjorie Quinlan both of Canon City, Zella Olson of California and Verna McCallister of Penrose. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann; daughter, Labell; his parents; one sister, Margaret Crowley; and three brothers, Delbert, Russell and Buster (Walter). A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation handled through Wilson Funeral Home, Canon City, Colo.

Alsenz, Glenna
Glenna ' Windy' Alsenz - Trinidad Times Independent - August 17, 2012 - Glenna ' Windy' Alsenz, Family title, occupation - Glenna ' Windy'  Alsenz went to Heaven on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2012, at the age of 60. Windy grew up in Nevada but called Trinidad home for the last 15 years. Windy had a heart of gold and did anything that she could to put a smile on the faces of the people she knew and loved. She loved telling stories about her adventurous past. Her eyes would light up as she told stories about her wild biker days in Las Vegas and all of her friends there. Windy was also known for her love of animals. Her beloved dog Baby Bumpkin was the center of her life. Most days she and Baby Bumpkin could be seen feeding the squirrels outside of her home or relaxing at Kit Carson Park. Windy touched the hearts of all that knew her and she will be deeply missed. She is preceded in death by her beloved daughter Misty, her mother and siblings all of Nevada. Windy is survived by long-time caregivers Wallis and Anna Miles along with the rest of her family at Helping Hands Ministries, and special friends Melissa Costin, Larissa Apodaca, Meloree Apodaca and Ollie Madsen. Scriptural Services will be held Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will be at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Alt, Rose Ann
Rose Ann Alt - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2011 - Rose Ann Alt, 88, loving mother of Randall G. (Mari) Alt, born in Aguilar, Colo., passed away Sept. 19, 2011, surrounded by family and love. She obtained her bachelor' s degree in education from Adams State College and began her teaching career in Aguilar. She married Theodore Alt in 1946, and settled in Alamosa, where she taught seventh grade English. She retired and moved to Pueblo in 1981. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Theodore Alt; parents, Domenico and Catherine Nazarro; brothers, Joseph C. (Flora) Nazzaro and Lawrence M. Nazzaro. Survived by brother, Dominick S. (Jean) Nazzaro, Spring, Texas; sisters-in-law, Katherine Nazzaro of Arvada, Audrey Davis of Pueblo, and LaVerne (Frank) Gagliardi of Trinidad. She also is survived by many loving nieces, nephews; and special friends, Debi (Davis) Stephens and Mike Richardson of Pueblo. Rosary, 10:30 a.m. Friday, followed by funeral Mass at 11 a.m., both at Our Lady of the Meadows Parish, 23 Starling Drive, Pueblo, Colo.

Alt, Violet M.
Violet M. Alt - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2009 - Violet M. Alt, 80, born March 1, 1928; passed away Feb. 13, 2009. She was preceded in death by husband of 59 years, Paul L. Alt. Survived by her children, Paul A. Alt and Paula Joe Stepan; grandchildren, Joe Christie Stepan, Zachary Stepan and Maxwell Stepan. Also survived by brothers, Joe Fodor, Charles Margaret Fodor; and sister, Madelyn Salapich. Also survived by many other loving relatives. Violet was a loving, creative person who loved watching her grandsons grow. At Violet's request, she will be cremated and there will be no services. Violet's family would like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and prayers. In lieu of food and flowers, her family requests that you enjoy and cherish time with your own mother and family. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Altavilla, Uncha
Uncha A. Altavilla - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2009 - Uncha A. Altavilla, 85, Pueblo, June 19. Montgomery & Steward.

Altmann, Juergen Franz
Juergen Franz Altmann - Pueblo Chieftain - December 2, 2012 - Juergen Franz Altmann, born May 5, 1952, in Schwabach, Bayern, Germany, passed away Nov. 12, 2012 in Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo. ' The only important thing in life are the traces of love, we leave behind when we leave.'  We say goodbye to my dear husband, our father, grandpa and son. In love, wife, Janet; daughter, Andrea Edwards and grandson, Darnell Edwards; daughter, Jutta Altmann; parents, Franz and Anneliese Altmann; and family and friends. Cremation has taken place.

Aluise, Josephine
Josephine Veltri Aluise - The Mountain Mail - June 20, 2012 - Josephine (Veltri) Aluise, 91, Salida, died June 17, 2012. She was born Oct. 24, 1920, in Hoehne to Guiseppi Joseph and Anna Marie (Guadagnoli) Veltri of Grimaldi, Italy, who immigrated to the Trinidad area, where they raised 10 children. She grew up on a ranch in Hoehne and had one half-brother, four brothers and four sisters. In 1951 she moved to Salida when she married Fred Aluise. Mrs. Aluise worked at Donahue' s Jewelry and Flory's Shoe Store, then attended beauty school in Denver. She worked at Helens Beauty Shop and later opened Jo's Beauty Shop, working for herself until age 85, when she retired due to failing eyesight. Mrs. Aluise was preceded in death by her husband; brothers Phillip, Flory (Alice), Tony (Annie) and Fred (Gloria); sisters, Sara (Mike Sacco), Emma Veltri, Mary Veltri and Eleanor (Ralph Oss). Survivors include her brother Dr. Victor Angelo (Mary Lou) Veltri and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Her memorial service will be at 2 p.m., June 22, 2012, at Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home in Salida. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Autism Speaks at www.autismspeaks.org or 888-288-4762, in the name of her great-great-nephew Dante Veltri, 9.

Alvarado, Jennie R.
Jennie R. Alvarado - Pueblo Chieftain - March 4, 2011 - Jennie R. Alvarado, 98, passed away March 1, 2011. Survived by her children, Lucia (Rudy) Hernandez of Pueblo, and Roberta (Martin) Medina of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Anita (Frank) Harlan, Dave (Nancy) Humphries, Andres (Deanna) Hernandez, Ines (Angelo) Perea and Christina Hernandez; eight great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her husband, Cirilo Alvarado; two sisters; and one brother. Jennie was born to Selso and Maria Roque on June 12, 1912, in Durango, Mexico. She was very spiritual; a member of Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and Virgen of Guadelupe at Mount Carmel. Jennie enjoyed crocheting, quilting, sewing, playing bingo and gardening, especially her roses. She also was a great cook. Friends and relatives may be received at the home of Lucia Hernandez. Rosary, 6 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Father Mario Murillo as celebrant. Both services at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand Avenue. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Alvarado, Kerry Lee
Kerry Lee Bigbee Alvarado - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2012 - Kerry Lee Bigbee Alvarado, 56, passed away peacefully at home on April 10, 2012. Memorial contributions may be made in Kerry' s memory to the ALS Foundation through the funeral home office. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Roselawn Funeral Home.

Alvarado, Ricardo
Ricardo ' Richard'  Alvarado - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2011 - Ricardo ' Richard'  Alvarado, 73, passed away Feb. 15, 2011, in San Julian, Jalisco Mexico. He was born April 11, 1937, in Pueblo, Colo., to the union of Abran and Andrea Alvarado, who both preceded him in death. He was the owner of the El Sombrero Cafe and bar and also the Guadalajara Bar, which later was the Bull Ring. Ricardo loved to cook. He enjoyed mariachi music and family gatherings. He is survived by his loving wife, Celia Alvarado De la Rosa; his children, Andrea Alvarado De la Rosa, Alfredo Santos (Graciela Alvarado Magana) of Lafayette, Colo., Miguel Martin (Juli Alvarado Wood) of Arvada, Colo., Ricardo Alvarado De la Rosa (Maria de Jesus Alvardo Magana) of Norwalk, Calif., Ismael Alvarado De la Rosa (Maribel Alvarado Munoz) of Pueblo, Colo.; siblings, Ruben (Angelina) Alvarado, Jose Trinidad (Violet) Alvarado, Florencio (Maria de Refugio) Alvarado, Juan (Lolita) Alvarado, all of Pueblo, and Roberta Medina Alvarado (Martin) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 15 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, with Father Joseph Vigil as celebrant. Arrangements, Angelus.

Alvarado, Ruben Sr.
Ruben Alvarado - Pueblo Chieftain - August 5, 2012 - Ruben Alvarado, 86, affectionately known as ' Chilly Willy,'  went to be with our Heavenly Father July 31, 2012. Survived by his wife of 67 years, Angelina; and children, Nellie Buchanan, Connie, Ruben Jr. (Kathy), Anthony (Gerri), Theresa (Rick) Jiminez, Pauline, Stephen and Christopher Chacon; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grand-children; and one great-great-granddaughter; and his little dog, Snowball, who was his constant companion. Born Aug. 26, 1925, in Pueblo. Alvarado siblings: Jose (Violet), John (Lolita), Florie (Maria), Roberta (Martin) Medina-Velasquez, Frances, Mark (Lupe), Nick (Roseanne), Jose, Peter, Jack Keglovitz, Isabel (Roger) Neveaux, Jennifer (Mac) Bearss, Inez (Robert) Flores, Delores Valdez and Celia Alvarado. Ruben was a WWII veteran and landed in the battle of Normandy. He received multiple Purple Hearts and Jubilee Medal of Honor. He retired in 1984 from CF&I, Local Union No. 2102. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 557 and 4th Degree Member of Bishop Willging Assembly No. 90. Ruben was a dedicated husband and loving father. He was a hard worker, a patient man, a teacher, and a great friend to all. Adios! ' I' ll see you in Sunday' s funnies.'  Visitation, 1- 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both services at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Rev. Uju Patrick Okeahialam, CSSp, officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, with full military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Alvarez, Kathleen R.
Kathleen R. Alvarez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2012 - Kathleen R. Alvarez, passed away Feb. 8, 2012, in Pueblo. Kathleen was born in Pueblo on Aug. 12, 1964, to James and Linda Bunn and had lived in this area most of her life. She had been employed as a nursing assistant in nursing homes and at Parkview Hospital. Kathy is survived by her husband, Dominick Alvarez; brothers, Jim and Martin (Carrie) Bunn; as well as several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Alvarez, Sofia
Sofia Alvarez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 2007 - Sofia Alvarez, 102, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 21, 2007. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Domingo Alvarez; daughter, Eufemia Autobee; son-in-law, Joseph Faris Autobee; daughter-in-law, Sara Alvarez; and sister, Susan Gomez. Survived by her children, Placido (Rose) Alvarez, Abraham Alvarez, Bernardino (Anna Marie) Alvarez and Mary Lou (Raymond) Llamas; six generations of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sacred Heart Church in Avondale, 204 E. Hwy 50. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sacred Heart in Avondale with the Rev. Carlos Alvarez and Deacon Paul Villegas as celebrant. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the Sacred Heart Church Hall in Avondale after both services.

Amador, Joe C.
Joe C. Amador - Trinidad Times Independent - December 25, 2010 - Joe C. Amador, 98, died Dec. 23, 2010, at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. He was born in Rosenberg, Texas, to Daria (Macias) and Estaneslado Amador. Survivors are Annie Montano, Patricia Mills, numerous nieces and nephews Frank Aguilar, Robert Aguilar, Ronald (Lori) Aguilar, Joseph Amador, Chad Mills, Charles (Lucille) Amador, Michelle (Troy) Buckholz, great nieces and nephews, Garrett and Briana Buckholz, Jessica and Joshua Aguilar, Bobbi Sue Aguilar, great-great niece, Destiny Aguilar, special friends and caregivers, Sara (Joe) Martinez and family, Bobby Cruz, other relatives and friends. Funeral Services were Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, with Rosary followed by Scriptural Services at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by Ft. Carson Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Amador, Steve
Steve Amador - Trinidad Times Independent - May 16, 2008 - Steve Amador, lifelong resident of Sopris and Trinidad, passed away May 14, 2008, in Denver at age 94. Steve was born Nov. 15, 1915, in Sopris. He was preceded in death by his parents Estanislado (Stanley) and Daria (Macias) Amador, brothers Jess and Victor, sisters Josephine, Sarah, Dolores Amador and Esther Aguilar. He is survived by his brother Joe Amador of Trinidad, his sisters Ann Montano and Patty Mills and nephew Chad Mills of Denver, niece Michelle (Troy) Buckholtz and nephews Frank, Bob, Ron (Lori) and Joseph Aguilar of Pueblo, nephew Charles (Lucille) Amador of Cedar City, Utah, sister-in-law Ruth Amador of Colorado Springs, great uncle to Garrett and Briana Buckholtz, Jessica and Josh Aguilar, and Bobbie Sue Aguilar, along with numerous other relatives. Steve served during World War II in the Army Air Corps with the rank of Sergeant and he traveled throughout Europe. After his discharge from the service, he worked for Jim and Marie Shew at the Southern Dairy. He also worked as a driver for the Home Laundry, at Brocato's Laundry and Dry Cleaning in Trinidad and Davenport Cleaners and Zeller's Cleaners in Raton. Steve retired from the Colorado State Nursing Home in Trinidad where he was a custodian for 10 years. Steve was a member of Holy Trinity Church and the Holy Name Society. He has been a member of the Knights of Columbus for more than 60 years. Steve was a devoted son, brother and uncle, a wonderful encourager who put his family's needs before his own. Steve has many friends who remember him as a friendly, cheerful, generous man. Visitation will be Monday, May 19, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary on Tuesday, May 20, at 9:15 a.m. at Comi Funeral Home Chapel, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by Fort Carson Honor Guard. Pallbearers are his nephews Chad Mills, Ron, Bob and Joseph Aguilar, godson Philip Camacho and cousin Duncan McArthur. Honorary pallbearers are Jack Sarria, Frank Aguilar, Tony Macias, David Gren, Lee Bonney and Richard Bonney. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Amari, Kathryn
Kathryn (Parker) Amari - The Chronicle-News - October 20, 2009 - Kathryn (Parker) Amari, age 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 13, at home after a lengthy illness. She was born in Sopris, Colorado on March 22, 1930 to Thomas and Catherine Parker. She attended Sopris (Lincoln) High School and graduated Valedictorian of her class. She attended and graduated from TSJC with an AA degree. Adams State with a BA and graduated from Western State College, Salutatorian with a Masters degree in Elementary Education. Kathryn' s first teaching job was at Valdez Grade School. She taught there from 1951 - 1954. She then went to School District #1 where she taught at Santa Fe School, East Street School and Park Street School from 1954 to 1995, when she retired and did substitute teaching through July 1999. She was still called on many times to substitute. Kathryn loved all of her students and greatly enjoyed teaching during her 48 years as an educator. On July 27, 1957 she was united in marriage to Carl Amari, Sr. at Mr. Carmel Catholic Church. Kathryn was a very spiritual woman and a devoted mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother. She loved to read and spend time with her family. Her greatest joy was her family and especially her grandsons. Preceding her in death are parents, Thomas and Catherine (Ossola) Parker and husband, Carl Amari, Sr.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Lillie Amari, and brother-in-law, Carl Connell. Survivors are son, Carl (Kaylee Barnes, girlfriend) Amari, Trinidad, Colo.; daughter Jayne Amari and grandsons, Jimmy and Josh, Trinidad, Colo.; sisters, Isobelle (Douglas) Barber, Wichita Falls, Texas; Clover (Dale) Pfau, Julesburg, Colorado; Karen (Hal) Robb, Thousand Oaks, California; Diana Connell, Trinidad; brothers Tome (Marge) Parker, Raton, New Mexico, and Bobby (Antoinette) Parker, Lamar, Colo., and uncle, Anthony Schroader, Pueblo, Colo. And numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at Faith Christian Fellowship with Pastor Bill Frashuer officiating. Arrangements are made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Amato, Carl Sr.
Carl Amato Sr. - Trinidad-Times Independent - November 8, 2011 - Carl Amato Sr. - World War II veteran - Carl Amato Sr. of Pueblo passed away Nov. 4, 2011. Carl was born on March 7, 1917, in Berwind to Joe and Mary Amato, the oldest of six children born to this union. As a boy, Carl was raised in the coal camps northwest of Trinidad, later moving to Trinidad when his parents founded Amato Lumber Company. Carl was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army Air Corps flying in B-17 aircraft as a gunner and bombardier out of Foggia, Italy with the 463rd bomber group. Carl returned to Trinidad following the war and began working for Domenic Leone Construction, then later with Colorado Fuel & Iron' s Allen Mine and finally the Colorado State Highway Department from which he retired in 1975. Then he joined the family business in 2006. Carl was preceded in death by his wife Louise (Ferri) Amato; parents Joe and Mary Amato; brother and sister-in-law Joe and Marie Amato; sister and brother-in-law Frances (Julius) DiGregrio; brothers-in law-Ed Castlenova, John B. (Putts), Pete (Nino) Ferri, Richard (Mun) Morgan Crist Cunico; and sisters-in-law Laura Amato, Dora Morgan, Mary Ell (Pena) Cunico and Lena Ferri. Surviving family members are son Carl (Rosalie) Amato Jr. of Pueblo; granddaughter Meri Dawn (Paul) Hyso of Albuquerque; great-granddaughters Carlee and Kadie Hyso also of Albuquerque; grandsons Gianni (Melissa) Amato of Trinidad; and Maria Amato of Longmont. Carl is also survived by sister Nadine Castlenova of Pueblo, brother Sam (Kathy) Amato of Cuchara; brother Lou (Georgina) Amato of Trinidad; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9. Family will receive guests during this time. The Holy Rosary will be recited at 9 a.m. Nov. 10 at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with 10 a.m. funeral Mass to follow at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Pallbearers are nephew Joey Amato, great nephews Carl Dioniso, Mark Schultz Jr., Sam Amato, William Amato, Steve Morgan, and Stanley Morgan. Honorary pallbearers are all of his nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Sangre De Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with arrangements.

Amato, Sam Anthony
Sam Anthony Amato - Trinidad Times Independent - December 21, 2012 - Sam A. Amato, Business owner, politician, U.S. Army veteran - Sam Anthony Amato, left this life on Dec. 17, 2012. He was born Oct. 19, 1923, in Berwind to Mary Solito and Joe Amato. He grew up in Trinidad, graduating from Trinidad High School in 1941. He attended Trinidad State Junior College as a student in electronics/radio operations. At 19, he worked in Nevada on various aircraft. He soon was referred for security work and criminal investigation in the making of the atomic bomb in Sandia, N.M. He then worked seven years with the Federal Government, Department of Commerce Civil Aeronautics, in Alaska. He returned to Georgia where he entered the military service on Jan. 4, 1949, and discharged Jan.3, 1950. He returned to Colorado and married Laura Bartlo June 24, 1950. He was a co-owner and operator of Amato Lumber until 2005. Sam enjoyed good conversation and chose to serve the public as an elected official the majority of his life. He spent 21 years in politics: holding elected positions in Trinidad and in Las Animas County. He served on the District No. 1 school board, Trinidad City Council and as Las Animas County Commissioner. He was well traveled and lived a very rewarding life. Preceding him in death are parents Mary and Joe Amato, wife Laura Amato, siblings, Carl (Louise) Amato, Frances (Julius) DiGregorio, Joe (Marie) Amato, and brothers-in-law, Ed Caselnova Orlando Bartlo. He is survived by one son, Ron (Ellen) Amato of Trinidad; three daughters, Carol and Doreen of Trinidad and Lisa Amato MacGrefor of Lakewood, sister Nadine Caselnova, brother Lou (Georgina) Amato, four grandchildren; Carl Dionisio, Sam (Vicky) Amato, Bill Amato, Charlotte (Chad) Gilpin; four great grandchildren; Candelora and Mark Dionisio; Trinity and Isaac Amato, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday from 11 a.m. ' “ 1 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, with Rosary at 1:15 p.m. at Comi Chapel. Eulogy will be at 1:45 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church followed by the Funeral Mass at 2 p.m. Entombment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by Ft. Carson Honor guard. Honorary pallbearers are: Carl Dionisio, Sam M. Amato, Bill Amato and Chad Gilpin. Active pallbearers are: Anthony Veltri, Sisto Mazza, Charles Glorioso, Joe Martinez, Glenn Moltrer and Gary Garlutzo. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Amedei, Lena E.
Lena E. Amedei - Tributes.com - June 2011 - Lena E. Amedei, 99, was born on December 26, 1911 and passed away on Monday, June 13, 2011. Lena was a resident of Walsenburg, Colorado.

Ames, Darrell Raymond
Darrell ' Dude'  Raymond Ames - Pueblo Chieftain - January 6, 2013 - Darrell ' Dude'  Raymond Ames, 77, of Pueblo West, went to be with his Higher Power on Dec. 31, 2012. Darrell is survived by his wife, Virginia; sons, Darrell ' Mike'  (Aubrey) Ames, of Winchester, Calif., and Peter (Robin) Morris of Paradise Valley, Ariz.; and grandchildren, Zachery, Serena, Jacob Ames, and Park and Reeve Morris. Darrell enjoyed 29 years of a sober life. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and sportsman in general. He also enjoyed his hot rod, a 1930 Model A Ford five-window coupe. At his request, cremation has taken place, and a private meeting will be held at a later date.

Ames, John
John Ames - Silver Creek Weekly Herald - March 22, 1882 - Probably Fatal Accident - Pueblo, March 18 - A man named John Ames was seriously injured this morning about 10 o'clock. A number of workmen were engaged at labor on one of the piers of the Santa Fe Avenue Bridge, and while in the act of raising a heavy foundation stone, one of the cables attached to the large derrick used to handle the immense stone broke, and the whole structure fell with a crash, carrying everything with it. A heavy beam in falling, struck Ames a powerful blow and the poor man was thrown headlong to the ground, his nose split open, his head mashed and his back badly injured. Medical aid was given him as soon as possible, but is doubtful if he recovers.

Ames, Robert L.
Robert ' Bob'  L. Ames - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2011 - Robert ' Bob'  L. Ames, 39, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 14, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry Robert Ames and Linda Lou Crawford. Bob is survived by his beloved wife, Nadine Ames; his loving Chihuahua, ' Cliffy' ; siblings, Shawn (Jen), Sherri (Peter) and Stacy (Carl); nieces, Ashley, Vanessa, Carla and Kelsie; nephews, Chance and Reese; two great-nieces; two great-nephews; mother-in-law, Irene DeHerrera; and numerous extended family and friends. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Friday; funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel, with cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Amey, Lindol
Lindol Amey - Imperial Funeral Home - June 2, 2013 - Lindol Amey, November 13, 1943 - June 1, 2013

Amick, Dorothy Ellen
Dorothy Ellen Amick - Trinidad Times Independent - July 11, 2011 - Dorothy E. Amick, 91, passed away July 9, 2011. She was born in Columbia, Mo., Feb., 29, 1920, to David and Lilla (Louise) Fox. She graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia and was married to Arthur B. Amick, Jr. Dorothy worked for S.H. Kress and Company for 42 years, 26 of those years were at the Colorado Springs store as an office manager and retired in 1977 from the Trinidad store. She was a member of the Eastern Star and held the Star Point of Ruth. She also was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church in Trinidad for many years. She enjoyed her crafts, sewing, quilting, embroidery and bowling. In her younger years, she also enjoyed roller-skating. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, her brothers and sisters, and her husband. She is survived by two sons, David (A. Dorothy) Amick of Longmont, Michael (Sandy) Amick of Citrus Heights, Calif., 3 granddaughters, one grandson and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at 1p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Amick, Harry J.
Harry J. Amick - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2012 - Harry J. Amick, 85, born May 7, 1927, in Pueblo, departed this life on Oct. 8, 2012. Preceded in death by his beautiful wife, Dawn, on July 27, 1990, whom he loved dearly; parents, Harry J. and Emma Amick; brother, Donald T. Amick; cousin, Margaret (Orville) Rouch. Survived by his stepchildren, Susan Chinn of Sarasota, Fla., Steve (Nathalia) Chinn of Avon, Colo., and Julie (Michael) Hannigan of Durango, Colo.; niece, Donna Mae Hill; second cousins, David Rouch, Roger Rouch, Doug Wicks and David Wicks. Harry served in the Philippines 1945/46 with the 61st SeeBees and was recalled in 1951 with the SeeBees during the atom bomb testing off of Kawajlien, Marshall Islands. Member of Local No. 12 IBEW, working as an electrician for 40 years in Pueblo and retired in 1988. Harry was a lifetime member of First Methodist Church, South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM, Scottish Rite Consistory, Al Kaly Temple Shrine and BPO Elks No. 90, past president of Metro Lions, president of Pueblo Humane Society for five years, and was one of the original organizers of Southern Colorado Spay & Neuter Clinic. Harry and his wife, Dawn, started Pueblo Collie/Sheltie Rescue in 1979. He liked working as a volunteer at the city/county animal shelter until it privatized. Harry was also a volunteer with Sangre de Cristo Hospice. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service, 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at First Methodist Church, 11th and Court, concluding with the Masonic Rites. Memorials may be made to an animal rescue of the donor' s choice. Special thank you to Harry' s long devoted friends and Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the exceptional care and support they gave him.

Amidon, Ellen Louise
Ellen Louise Amidon - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2010 - Ellen Louise Amidon passed away April 25, 2010 in Pueblo. She was born March 16, 1931 in Anthony, Kansas and had been a resident of Denver for 30 years before coming to Pueblo 15 years ago. Ellen and Al owned a family business which started in Pueblo and later moved to Commerce City. For many years, Ellen worked at SRDA where she loved her job and made many friends. She was a very loving, caring, and giving person. She enjoyed all of her family parties and loved going to Cripple Creek every chance she could with her good friend Maggie and family. She was preceded in death by her parents Glenn and Tula Biby, her husband Albert B. Amidon Jr. and seven brothers and sisters. Her survivors include her daughter Peggy Nuetzmann, grandsons, Jason Amidon, Michael Amidon, granddaughter Ellen Ashley Nuetzmann, stepdaughters Suzanne and Cindy, her sister, Susan (Paul) Urenda, brother Don Biby as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2010 in the Davis Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers and contributions in memory of Ellen may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Ammann, Mervin
Mervin Ammann - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2012 - Mervin Ammann joined Joe and Pearl on July 8, 1920, in a rock house with a sod roof and a dirt floor in Bent County, Colo., and died April 24, 2012, in Pueblo. He graduated from Centennial High School and was a loyal Bulldog. Merv was a hardworking man, who retired as general foreman from CF&I after almost 35 years. In his ' spare'  time, he remodeled five family homes. He was a wonderful husband to his wife, Betty, for 68 years and father to two daughters, Sharon (Mirabella) and Noralee (Hughes). They had four grandchildren and five great-granddaughters. Merv was a member of Central Christian Church. He was a World War II veteran and served in the 82nd Airborne. He enjoyed playing bridge, square dancing and trailering. Merv was always cheerful, willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it, and usually whistling. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Roselawn.

Ammon, Dale G.
Dale G. Ammon - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2010 - Dale G. Ammon, Sept. 29, 1919 - Feb. 28, 2010. The Rev. Dale G. Ammon passed away to be with his Lord on Feb. 28, 2010. Dale was born to Ben E. and Estella R. (Barker) Ammon on a ranch in Rock County, near Bassett, Neb., on Sept. 29, 1919. Dale was born premature, incubated in a shoebox on an oven door, and dedicated by his parents to the Lord' s ministry if he lived. He graduated from Rock County High School in 1938. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1942 from Westmar College in Le Mars, Iowa. In 1945, Dale received a Bachelor of Divinity degree from The Evangelical Theological Seminary in Naperville, Ill. That same year, he married his wife and Christian partner of 57 years, Eula Mae Schindler, who preceded him in death on Jan. 20, 2003. He also was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Frank R. Ammon; and a daughter, Kristie Lynn Ammon. Reverend Ammon served Evangelical United Brethren congregations in Rosedale, Holstein, Doniphan and Grand Island, Neb. In 1957, Reverend Ammon and family moved to Colorado, where he served the First United Presbyterian Church in Las Animas. In 1965, Reverend Ammon moved with his family to establish St. Andrew' s and Mountain View Presbyterian churches in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was instrumental in bringing the ' Stephen'  Ministry Program to the church. He retired in 1984. Dale enjoyed Sunday family meals, reunions, cabin vacations, horseback riding, and hunting and fishing with his family and good friends. He is survived by his three children, Dennis (Marie) Ammon of Pueblo West, Colo., Ronda (Gerald Travers) Ammon of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Kurt (Julie) Ammon of Arvada, Colo.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Dale also is survived by a brother, John E. Ammon of Bassett, Neb.; two sisters, Betty E. (Norman) Anderson of Concorde, Neb., Rosina E. (Dayton) Olsen of Estes Park, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family extends its sincere gratitude for exemplary care to Belmont Senior Care, Pueblo, Colo., where Dale lived for six years, and University Park Care Center, Pueblo, Colo., where Dale transitioned to his Heavenly Father. A memorial service will celebrate his life at 3 p.m. Monday, March 15 at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 2520 Arlington Drive at South Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80910. A private inurnment will be held. Memorials in Reverend Ammon' s honor may be mailed to Mountain View Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 16307, Colorado Springs, CO 80935.

Amos, George (Daughter of)
George Amos - Trinidad Chronicle News - October 30, 1899 - The remains of a six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Amos, living on Johnson Ave, were interred in Masonic Cemetery last evening. A short service was held at the house. The child died of membranous croup on Saturday.

Amparan, Judith A.
Judith A. Amparan - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2012 - Judith A. Amparan, 61, of Florence, formerly of Pueblo, passed away on Oct. 2, 2012. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Amazing Grace Fellowship, 142 S. Stardust Drive, Pueblo West, Colo. Reception to follow.

Anaya, Frankie
Frankie Anaya - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2012 - An early morning house fire has killed four people in Pueblo. KRDO Radio was told that the victims are a 2-year-old, a 3-month-old, and an adult man and woman. She believes the man and woman were the children's parents but can't get it confirmed. Pueblo police Sgt. Steve Etienne says the fire was reported about 2 a.m. Tuesday in a residential area in east Pueblo. He says flames and smoke were pouring from the home when firefighters arrived. Etienne says some details of the fire are not being released, including the ages and genders of the victims. He says no one escaped. Investigators say they don't know how the fire started and they're treating it as a criminal investigation. Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2012 - The Pueblo County Coroner has released the names of the victims in an early morning house fire on the East Side. According to County Coroner James Kramer, Harvey Montoya, 62, April Hon, 26, Frankie Anaya, 3 months, and Michael Hon-Montoya, 2, were killed in the fire at 1347 E. 2nd St. Kramer said the cause of their deaths remains under investigation. Pueblo Fire Chief Chris Riley said this morning that investigators have ruled out any kitchen or cooking related cause for the fire but everything else remains on the table. He said it could take days before an official cause is determined. "Speed is not the priority here, doing it the right way is the priority," he said. Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2012 - Four people, including a mother and her two young children, died early Tuesday in a fire that investigators say appears to be accidental, the result of medical oxygen and cigarette smoking. Pueblo fire Chief Chris Riley called the 2:09 a.m. fire at 1347 E. Second St. the most tragic fire fatality here in decades. "Right now the fire appears to be accidental in nature. It also appears to have started from smoking. It appears accidental smoking and the oxygen bottle possibly accelerated the fire," Riley said. The tragedy, Riley said, "Is the worst fire, in terms of fatalities, we've had in our department's modern history, in at least 25 to 30 years." Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 2012 - Harvey Montoya, April Hon, Michael Jaden Hon Montoya and Franki Anaya entered in to eternal life on Oct. 30, 2012. Harvey and Michael were preceded in death by son and brother, Jade Montoya; and parents and grandparents, Delfino and Mary Montoya. Harvey is survived by daughter, Tiffany Montoya; brothers, Henry (Shirley) Montoya and Don (Sherry) Montoya; nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. Harvey loved to do etching and was also an avid softball player. Michael loved to smile and enjoyed playing with his toys. April Hon was born Aug. 27, 1986, in Wichita, Kan. She is survived by her parents, Albert (Jennifer) Hon Sr. and Amy (Mike) Walts; two brothers, Albert Hon Jr. and Adam Relaford; stepbrother, Brandon and Angel Barrera; grandparents, Billy (Sandra) Hon and Bob (Charlotte) Ratzlaff; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. April was a former employee of Argus Home Care. April was a loving and caring mother; her children were her life. Franki Marie Anaya, infant, our precious angel with a great smile, is at peace with her mother, April, and brother, Michael. She will definitely be missed by her father, Frank Anaya; grandparents, Hon and Walts; aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends, whom she touched with her beautiful eyes and smile. Franki, you will be missed. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at St. Leander Catholic Church, with the Rev. Anthony A. Wojcinski as celebrant. The family will receive family and friends in the Holy Family reception hall, 2827 Lakeview Ave., following the service.

Anaya, Lynn Marie
Lynn Marie (McCulloch) Anaya - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2011 - Lynn Marie (McCulloch) Anaya. Sunrise, Oct. 2, 1959. Sunset, June 12, 2011. She was born in Pueblo, Colo. She made her home in Albuquerque, N.M. She is survived by her parents, Ronald and Kathleen McCulloch; grandmother, Margaret Kruglet of Pueblo, Colo.; children, Jesse Ryder, Francis Anaya, Alejandro Anaya, all of Albuquerque, N.M., Geoffrey (Sarah) Ryder of Pueblo, Colo.; siblings, Ronald (Misty) McCulloch, Christopher (Barbara) McCulloch, Kenneth (Sonja) McCulloch, Albuquerque, N.M., Donald (Arleen) McCulloch, Kathryn (Remi) Kristensen of Pueblo, Colo., Brian McCulloch (Jeremy Garcia) of Houston, Texas. She dearly loved her only grandchild, Elise Ryder. She left behind numerous nieces and nephews. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 2, 2011, at St. Paul the Apostle Church, Pueblo West, Colo., 1132 W. Oro Grande Drive. Rosary, 10:30 a.m.; Mass will follow at 11 a.m. Please make any donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in her name.

Anaya, Ruben J. Jr.
Ruben J. Anaya Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2012 - Ruben J. Anaya Jr. was called home by our Heavenly Father on Jan. 16, 2012. He is survived by his local family: his loving and dedicated wife of 43 years, Marie Antoinette Anaya; son, Joe (Cathy) Anaya; daughter, Leslie Bernadette (Uriel) Villalobos; grandchildren, Destyne and Uriel Villalobos Jr. Visitation, 2 to 9 p.m. today, and funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, both at Angelus Chapel. Interment, Rosario Cemetery, Santa Fe, N.M.

Andenucio, Anthony
Anthony ' Tony'  Andenucio - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 1977 - Anthony ' Tony'  Andenucio of 65 Amherst, March 12, 1977. Husband of Mrs. Carrie Amdenucio. Father of Mrs. Joanna Lee Andenucio Golembeski, Aurora, Joseph Samuel Andenucio, Pueblo, and Anthony Andenucio Jr. of the family home. Brother of Mrs. Pauline Galasso and Mike Andenucio, Pueblo, Mrs. Mary Cortese and Mrs. Connie Moschetti, South Gate, Calif., and Mrs. Jane Abrahamian, Englewood, Calif. Predeceased by a brother, Joseph Andenicio, and his parents, Sam and Mrs. Angelina Andenucio. Survived also by numerous nieces and nephews. Member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, Florence Elks Lodge 611, St. Joseph Lodge 236 of the Columbian Federation Disabled American Veterans, Steel City Chapter 39, American Legion Post 203, VFW Pueblo Post 61, FOE Pueblo Aerie 145. Veteran of service with the U.S. Army during WW II and charter member of the 65th Field Artillery Chapter, Pueblo. Mr. Andenucio was the owner of the Main Cigar Store for the past 17 years. Prior to that he owned Tony' s Cigar Store. Services, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Rosary recitation 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Mass of the Christian Burial 10 a.m. Wednesday. Military committal, Roselawn. Donations may be made to the Heart Fund through the funeral home office.

Andenucio, Edna Mae
Edna Mae Andenucio - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2011 - Edna Mae Andenucio, 91, passed away Oct. 8, 2011. Born July 26, 1920, to Lucias T. Plumlee and Flora Louise Dwyer Plumlee in Joplin, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Al Gollen; and siblings, Glen Plumlee, Irene Brady and Imogene Masquelier. As a young child, Edna moved with her family to Pittsburg, Kan., where she graduated from Pittsburg High School. She came to Pueblo to live with her mother during World War II and met Mike Andenucio. They were married nearly 62 years at the time of his death in 2007. Edna is survived by her loving children, daughter, Marilyn Antenucci and son, Mickey Andenucio; grandchildren, Joshua Ladd, Tiffany (Dan) Steiner; great-granddaughter, Skylar Steiner; and former son-in-law, Skip Ladd; nephew, John (Corkey) Plumlee, Pittsburg, Kan.; great-niece, Kelli (Brad) McPhail, Overbrook, Kan.; sister-in-law, Carrie Andenucio; niece and nephews, Joanna, Joseph, Anthony (Ginger) Andenucio of Pueblo; and extended family in California. Edna' s love of textiles and fashion, combined with a strong business sense, led to the successful establishment of the Marilyn Kay Style Shop in 1956. Her thriving business was featured in the New York City publication of Women' s Wear Daily. When Edna sold her shop in 1967, she continued her study with Jehovah' s Witnesses. She became baptized in 1968 and was a member of the Lakeview Congregation. This association fulfilled a deep spiritual longing because she appreciated the truth found in the Bible, that mankind will not be plagued forever by sickness and death, and that one day she will receive a resurrection to life on earth. Edna was proud of her Irish heritage and her pioneering people. Her grandfather, Edward Dwyer, immigrated with his parents from County Cork, Ireland in 1853. He homesteaded a section of land and ranched in Las Animas County where her mother was born. Edna' s paternal family helped establish Berryville, Ark. in 1832. A loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother with a keen sense of humor, Edna also believed in the ethical treatment of all people and always demonstrated a sense of fair play in dealing with her family, friends or customers. Special thanks to Dr. Phillip Woods, physician and friend and his staff. In lieu of food and flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Young officiating. Private family inurnment.

Andersen, Inge H.
Inge H. Andersen - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2010 - Inge H. Andersen, 84, passed away in her home in Rye, Colo., on Oct. 19, 2010, after a three-year struggle with colon cancer. She was born on May 11, 1926, in Odense, Denmark, where she spent her formative years. She was a manager at a textile company when she married Axel Andersen in 1952. The couple immigrated to the United States, and lived in Massachusetts, Indiana and Michigan before moving to Rye in 1970, and eventually settling permanently there in 1989. Mrs. Andersen enjoyed traveling, cooking, playing tennis and swimming. She is survived by a brother, Erik Rasmussen in Denmark; her husband, Axel; and two sons, John of Navajo Ranch and Peter of Alpharetta, Ga. She has three grandchildren, Christopher, Mariela and Sean. A private ceremony will be held following cremation. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Andersen, Shirley Elleen
Shirley Elleen "Cary" Andersen - The Coloradoan - March 30, 2005 - Shirley Elleen "Cary" Andersen was born in Trinidad, Colo., on Nov. 19, 1934. She passed away March 26, 2005, in her home surrounded by her loving family.

Anderson, Anna Ethel
Anna Ethel (Fortner) Anderson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2012 - Anna Ethel (Fortner) Anderson, 99. January 24, 2012, Heavens gates were opened wide and one of Gods special angels was welcomed home. Ethel was born December 19, 1912, to Benjamin and Nancy Jane (Smith) Bailey of Preston, Ky. Greeting her in Heaven is Andrew Fortner her husband of 57 years; John Anderson her husband of 12 years; sisters, Cootsie Jane Bridgeman (Toots), Della Christian; brothers, Delmer, Garmie, Henry, Sterling Bailey; stepbrothers, Beechie, Herndon, and Hershal Bailey. Leaving behind to carry on her example to love the Lord with all your heart and to live for him everyday is her daughter, Marcy (Ed) Chapman, Austin, Texas; son, Thomas (Kay) Fortner, Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Rick (Margie) Thompson, Dallas Texas, Sherry Ries, San Marcos, Texas; Cindy (Larry) Henderson, Pueblo, Nikki (Bret) Poole, Pueblo, John (Patti) Fortner, Pueblo, Beth (Gerald) Baesch, Traverse City, Mich.; 14 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great grandchildren. Other relatives include nephews, Berle Spracker, Kenneth Clagg, George Cline; niece, Betty Wells; sister-in-law, Elsie Perkey; stepbrother, Shelby Bailey; stepsister, Saddie Bomette. Ethel was born in Red House, W.Va. living in West Virginia and Ohio until moving to Colorado Springs in 1978 to live by her son Tom. Andrew and Ethel were married Sept. 8, 1927, and had 57 loving years before his death in 1984. Never going to get married again God sent a wonderful Christian man her way John Anderson and they were married in Las Vegas Nov. of 1987. John passed away in 1999. Church was a very important part of Ethel's life. She taught Sunday School and led the youth at Westmoreland Methodist Church in Huntington W. Va. for 20+ years. Currently Ethel is a member of Central United Methodist Church being very active until her eyesight kept her from driving. Growing up fast after losing her mother at the age of 10, Ethel learned to sew. She could sew anything, give her the measurements and a picture and she could make it. Thank you to Sherry and Ken Jackson and Debra Rowland her care givers for all of the love and attention you gave her. Ethel was truly a witness for God, if you talked to her one time you knew her love for the Lord and her strong faith. Bless Her Heart! Viewing 10 a.m. Sat. Jan 28, 2012, Central United Methodist Church on Galley Rd. in Colorado Springs, service to follow at 11 a.m. Burial, Memorial Gardens in Colorado Springs.

Anderson, Carl Richard
Carl Richard Anderson - Greeley Tribune - February 18, 2005 - Carl Richard Anderson, 74, of Sheldon, Ill., formerly of Greeley, died Friday, Feb. 11, in Sheldon. He was born Feb. 3, 1931, in Greeley to Carl John and Ruby Alice (Pick) Anderson. He married Marilyn Rae Fernald in Greeley. They divorced in 1972. On Feb. 12, 1995, he married Donna Jean Henderson in Las Vegas. She is deceased. Mr. Anderson graduated from Greeley High School, now Greeley Central, and Colorado State Teachers College, now the University of Northern Colorado. He belonged to the Moose Lodge. Survivors are two daughters, Judith Anderson of Abiquiu, N.M., and Susan White and husband Bill of Onarga, Ill.; two sisters, Leah Aldine Miller and husband Glenn of Ukiah, Calif., and Marilyn Carpenter and husband Merle of Colorado City; a brother, Bill Anderson and wife Sandra of La Salle; and five grandchildren, Jenna Anderson, Alexander White, Patrick White, Christopher White and Rachel White Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Evans Cemetery. Friends may visit from noon-7 p.m. today at Adamson Memorial Downtown Chapel. Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club in care of Adamson, 827 5th St., Greeley, CO 80631.

Anderson, Cynthia Lynn
Cynthia "Cindy" Lynn Anderson - Canon City Daily Record - September 12, 2012 - Cynthia "Cindy" Lynn Anderson, 58, surrounded by a loving family and with grace and courage, met her Lord and Savior on September 7, 2012. She was born in Pueblo, CO on June 13, 1954. Cindy married the love of her life, Paul "Bill" Anderson, Jr., in Florence, CO on March 15, 1975, and was most proud of her home and family. She enjoyed caring for others and visiting with family and friends. Cindy is survived by her devoted husband of 37 years, Bill; adoring daughters, Teresa (Gary) Hogue of Ada, OK and Jeri (Clint) Aultman of Florence, CO; cherished grandchildren, Kamron and Natalie; loving brother, Verl McGuire; and special friend, Betty Malipede; nieces and their families. She is also sadly missed by brothers-in-law, Wilmer (Diane) Siler, Walt Anderson, Terry (Rose) Anderson; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great aunts and uncles, and friends. She was preceded in death by adoring parents, George and Mary McGuire. Visitation will be from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., prior to Funeral Service at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at the Florence Historic Chapel at 120 N. Pikes Peak in Florence, CO. Interment will follow at Union Highland Cemetery in Florence, with a reception afterwards at the family home in Florence. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Caleb Medley fund at Canon National Bank or www.calebmedley.com. Arrangements are handled through Holt Family Florence Historic Funeral Home.

Anderson, Donald E.
Donald E. Anderson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 6, 2011 - Donald E. Anderson, 76, went home to the Lord on March 2, 2011; he was surrounded by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annette Anderson and his father, Paul Anderson. Survived by his mother, Helen Anderson; children, Joy (Tom) Shirley, Dennis (Jill) Anderson and Julie (Bob Muench) Murley; brother, Bill Anderson; sisters, Geraldine (John) Collins, Judy (Rich) Charles; sister-in-law, Nadine Styduhar-Wertz; brother-in-law, David Styduhar; grandchildren, Megan and Michael Shirley, Ryan (Susie) Anderson, Maggie (Chris) Alexander, Rene and Denise Anderson, Katelyn and Cori Murley; great-grandchildren, Jason, Logan, and soon to be, Kierstin. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. Donald retired from the CF&I after 36 years. He also was a member of Elks Lodge No. 90. Visitation, 6 to 8 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, March 7, 2011, Shrine of St. Therese Church. Cremation to follow, with a private family inurnment at a later date. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice House through the funeral home. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Anderson, Donald Jack
Donald Jack Anderson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 2012 - Donald Jack Anderson, 85, went home to be with his Lord Dec. 7, 2012. He was preceded in death by his mother, Myra Sieffert; step-father, Donald Sieffert; and father, Harry Anderson. Survived by children, Karen (David) Armstrong, Palmer, Alaska, Terry (Kim) Mackey, Pueblo and Jerry (Karen) Anderson, Loveland, Colo.; grandchildren, Joshua (Linda) Armstrong, Rebecca (Richard) Hawkins, Sarah (Scott) Porter, Kelly (Zachary) Stanifer and Weston Mackey; and 17 great-grandchildren. Donald served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War, and retired from Mountain Bell after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, the Communications Workers of America; BPOE No. 90; and American Legion Post No. 2. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Imperial Funeral Home, with private interment to follow. Donations in his memory may be made to Frontier Hospice through the funeral home. Special thanks to Sharmar Village Chateau and Nursing Home and Frontier Hospice for your care. Your kindness made our journey a blessing. Arrangements, Imperial.

Anderson, Donald Leroy
Donald Leroy Anderson - Daily Camera - November 15, 2011 - Donald Leroy Anderson, age 76 of Lafayette, died Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Exempla Good Samaritan Hospital. Born in Bear Creek, CO, he was a son of the late A.W. "Mike" Anderson and Gertrude Munson Anderson. Don was raised in Lafayette and graduated from Lafayette High School. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Lafayette VFW. He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing cards, hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death on November 2, 2011 by his wife, Mary Ann Anderson. Survivors include his daughters, Lauri Mastriona (Kevin), Leslie DiCarlo (Dino), and Leigh Salmons (David); grandchildren, Frank Mastriona, Breeann, Dino, Jr. and Derek DiCarlo, Levi and Sarah Salmans; two great grandchildren, Logan Salmans and Layla DiCarlo; sisters, Ramona Upp, Iva Aichinger, and Donna Chambers; and brother, Jim Anderson. The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 17, from 4:00 - 6:00pm at Darrell Howe Mortuary. A rosary will be said at 9:30am Friday, November 18, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow with Fr. Tom Lynch serving as the Celebrant. Interment will be in Lafayette Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Lafayette, CO 80026. Don and his family are in the care of Darrell Howe Mortuary, 1701 W. South Boulder, Lafayette, CO.

Anderson, Emil Fabian
Emil Fabian Anderson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 1953 - Emil Fabian Anderson, Monday at hospital. Husband of Nannie Anderson, 1418 Wabash. Father of Mrs. Anna Fitzgerald, Pueblo; Mrs. Floyd Deltonto, Blende, Colo.; John C. Anderson, Arvada, Colo.; and Emil F. Anderson Jr., Denver, Colo. Grandfather of ten. Son of Mrs. Emma Sterry, Pueblo. Brother of Mrs. Bert Briggs, Pueblo; Mrs. Geneva Whraske, Sarasota, Fla.; and Joseph D. Anderson, Tulsa, Okla. A life-long resident of Pueblo and a veteran of World War I, having served with the U. S. Navy. Services 3:30 p.m. Friday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Henry H. Baker, pastor of St. Paul Methodist church, officiating. To Mountain View.

Anderson, Helen A.
Helen A. Anderson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2012 - Helen A. Anderson, 97, passed away Aug. 23, 2012. She is predeceased by her husband, Paul L. Anderson; son, Donald E. Anderson; daughters-in-law, Sally Anderson and Annette Anderson; granddaughter, Cindy Anderson; and numerous brothers and sisters. Survived by children, Geraldine (John) Collins, Littleton, Colo., Bill Anderson, Penrose, Colo., and Judy (Richard) Charles, Columbia, Tenn.; grandchildren, Kevin (Dawn) Collins, Bonnie (Anthony) Vidick, Kathleen (Scott) Clementi; Dennis (Jill) Anderson, Julie (Bob) Muench, and Scott (Barbara) Charles; special granddaughter, Joy (Tom) Shirley; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grand children, nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Helen was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 7, the Eagles Auxiliary, and Lake Avenue Baptist Church. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Chapel, with interment in Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Arrangements, Imperial.

Anderson, Jeffrey
Jeffrey Anderson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1975 - Jeffrey Anderson. Services 10 a.m.. Tuesday, Colonial Room, T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Cremation.

Anderson, Joan
Joan Anderson - Imperial Funeral Home - December 11, 2012 - Joan Anderson, February 18, 1934 - December 10, 2012

Anderson, John Henry
John Henry Anderson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 2013 - John Henry Anderson, was born Aug. 19, 1926, and passed away April 4, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry Anderson and Cooper (Lipscomb) Anderson; and his aunt, Patti Lantz. He is survived by his wife, Viola; sons, John Jr. (Marybeth), Randy (Sherrie); seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; cousin Harry (Francine) Lantz; brothers-in-law, Ed (Marilee) Vallejo and Rudy (Sylvia) Valdez; and numerous extended family. John served in the U.S. Air Force, retired from the Naval Reserve and from the Santa Fe Railroad after 43 years of service as a conductor. He was a member of South Pueblo Lodge No.31, A.F. &A.M.; B.P.O.E No. 90; and American Legion, Post No. 2. John loved hunting, fishing, traveling and rodeos. He did volunteer work for ARC for 23 years and volunteered with the American Legion. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Anderson, Lela Gertrude
Lela Gertrude Anderson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 2013 - Lela Gertrude Anderson. Heaven took another angel home on April 27, 2013. Known by all as ' Grandma,'  Gertrude is survived by her son, Don (Karen) Anderson; and daughter, Lana (Lloyd) Smart; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, C.E. ' Andy'  Anderson; daughter, Shirley Kovacs; and companion, Gary Cunningham. Gertrude loved knitting and crafts, fishing and camping with the family. She was owner of Pueblo Knit and Yarn for 11 years, where she made many friends. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Romero Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. A reception will be held at Romero Courtesy Hall following the service.

Anderson, Leslie V.
Leslie V. Anderson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2011 - Leslie V. Anderson left this life on Feb. 20, 2011, to go safely home with the Lord. ' Les'  was born May 17, 1925, in Wichita, Kan., to Roy O. Anderson and Laura Hill Anderson. When WWII broke out, Les was drafted into the Army, and served in the European Theater, was captured by the German army and served eight months in Stalag 17A, the largest German POW camp located in Munich. Before leaving home to serve in the Army, Les married Frances Schuller on March 13, 1944. After discharge, Les went to telegrapher school in Kansas City, and after being qualified, became an apprentice on the Santa Fe Railroad, and was employed for 38 years at locations throughout the Lower Arkansas Valley. During this time, Les became an involved member of the La Junta Elks Lodge 701, and was Exalted Ruler both in 1981-82 and 1987-88, serving two terms. To avoid boredom after retiring from the Santa Fe Railroad, Les and his longtime partner and ' brother,'  Larry Tucker, purchased the Copper Kitchen cafe, turning it into local legend. It was a perfect mix for Les' love of people, and hobby of politics and was only happy when stirring up ' $@#%! Democrats!'  Even after selling his half of the partnership to Adam and Julie Thomson, you would find Les at the cash register six days a week until illness prevented. Les is survived by first wife, Frances; and children, Buster (Jackie) of Raton, N.M., David (Cheryl) of Swink, Carl of La Junta, Leroy (Cindy) of Clovis, N.M.; and daughter, Lynette Reeves (Terry) of La Junta. During their marriage, Les also had a few ' foster'  children he housed and loved like his own. He and second wife, Suzanne Inskeep, were married Oct. 16, 1982, and had made their home in La Junta for 28 years, raising stepdaughter, Xaimina, and making a home for niece, Kelly Clause, and Suzanne's grandmother, Margrete West, for a time. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Helen Barber (Lynne) and Mary King (Bud); two brothers, Lloyd Gail and Murlvin Eugene. He is survived by both Frances and Suzanne, and all of his children, 10 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at the First Church of the Nazarene with Wayne Cathey of the First Southern Baptist Church officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arkansas Valley Hospice Association, P.O. Box 408, La Junta, CO, 81050 direct or through the funeral home. Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Anderson, Lorraine F.
Lorraine F. Anderson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 2, 2010 - Lorraine Anderson, 84, passed away April 23, 2010. Born Aug. 6, 1925, in Fort Collins, Colo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Anderson; and her parents. She is survived by her grandson, Albert Santistevan (Albert R. Salazar Jr.); daughter-in-law, Norma Salazar; daughter, Glenna Mae Santistevan; and nieces, nephews, friends and other family. Lorraine was an active member of Daughters of the Nile, Al Kaly Shrine, Pueblo Lodge No. 17 for 47 years and the Jolly Sam' s Club. She retired from Parkview Hospital in 1984. Lorraine loved going out to the mall and having lunch at IHOP with Mary Alice Pool. Viewing, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, with funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, both at Imperial Funeral Home, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Anderson, Nellie T.
Nellie T. Anderson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2010 - Nellie T. Anderson, 92, passed away Oct. 22, 2010. Preceded in death by her husband, Leslie I. Anderson. Survived by her children, Les (Kay) Anderson, Kathy Anderson and Barbara (Hank) Cervantes; grandchildren, Gunnar (Lorri) Anderson, Brook (Kevin) Betts, Andrew Armstrong and Laura Armstrong; great-grandchildren, Kobi and Kayden Betts and Rylee Armstrong. Nellie was a retired District 60 school teacher. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2010, Shrine of St. Therese Chapel, 300 Goodnight Ave., with the Rev. Father Liam Courtney as celebrant.

Anderson, Rodney S.
Rodney S. "Andy" Anderson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2010 - Rodney S. "Andy" Anderson, 81, passed away June 11, 2010. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2010. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2010; both services, Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Full notice to follow. Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2010 - Rodney S. "Andy" Anderson. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2010. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2010; both services, Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Anderson, Shirley
Shirley Anderson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2013 - Shirley Anderson, 69, passed away Jan. 17, 2013. Cremation with no service. For full obituary and online condolences, www.imperialfunerals.com Arrangements by Imperial.

Anderson, Thomas R.
Thomas R. Anderson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 2010 - Thomas R. Anderson. Born March 9, 1938. Friend to all, owner of Anderson Automotive, philanthropist, mechanic, engineer, car builder extraordinaire, peacefully passed from this life on Dec. 27, 2010. At his request, no services.

Anderson, Vernal F.
Vernal F. Anderson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 3, 2010 - Vernal F. Anderson, 96, passed peacefully on Jan. 22, 2010. Born on May 10, 1913, in Fargo, N.D. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Ruth Kimbro Anderson; son, Richard Anderson; daughter, Peggy Tenbrook; and grandson, Mark Tenbrook. His daughters and husbands, Patty and Bruce Wellens, Susan Anderson and Greg Paul, Barbara and Kevin Cyr; son-in-law, Robert Tenbrook; and a sister, Maxine Fautz survive him. He had 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Vernal retired from General Electric and moved to Pueblo in 1983. They were members of St. Pius X Catholic Church and the Pueblo Country Club. They remained in Pueblo through Ruth's passing in 2003. He moved to Carbondale, Colo., in 2004. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Club and Knights of Columbus. Vernal was an amateur radio operator, ' HAM,'  for 77 years, and also an avid golfer. Dad was a loving father and husband. He was happiest spending time with his family and friends. His smile was kind, and his teasing gentle. A celebration of his life will be held in Carbondale on Feb. 5, and a funeral Mass and burial will be held in Colorado Springs on June 4, 2010. Donations to the Eisenhower Evans Golf Scholarship Fund are being accepted at the Funeral Home. Arrangements, George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Anderson, Walter
Walter Anderson - LaVeta Advertiser - February 27, 1914 - Walter Anderson, seventy-eight, a veteran of the Crimean War and for over thirty years janitor of the Broadway school, died at his late home in Denver.

Anderson, William
William "Ed" "Andy" Anderson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2009 - William "Ed" "Andy" Anderson, 79, born June 21, 1930, passed away July 22, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Betty. Survived by daughters, Jill (Gary) Soldano and Kim (Richard) Hill; grandchildren, Jordan Soldano, Adam and Amy Uhernik. Ed enjoyed many activities including golf and walking. He was a great sports fan and particularly loved the Broncos and Rockies. Ed enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He retired from the Centel Electric Co. in 1992. He will be greatly missed by all those who loved him. As per his request, cremation will take place, with no services. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Anderson, William D.
William D. ' Bill'  Anderson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2009 - William D. ' Bill'  Anderson, 49, of Broomfield, Colo., passed away Dec. 14, 2009. Survived by his mother, Catherine Anderson, Pueblo; father, Arlynn Anderson, Grand Junction, Colo.; and special family, his uncle and aunt, Bill and Judy Krause and cousins, David (Cathy) Krause, Carolyn (Tim) Cady, Kenneth (Abbie) Krause and Richard (Bridget) Krause. Also survived by his uncle, Arthur (Barbara) Krause, Pittsburg, Pa.; and numerous other cousins. Bill was born Aug. 31, 1960, in Pueblo. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1978 and the University of Southern Colorado with a degree in mass communications. Bill was a talented musician and artist, and was a guitarist and soloist in a country western band. He was a building construction subcontractor in Denver. He demonstrated his love for God and country by going on a mission trip to Alaska with the First Presbyterian Church Youth Group. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, 2009, Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church Youth Group.

Anderson, William E. (Dr.)
Dr. William E. "Bill" Anderson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2010 - Dr. William E. "Bill" Anderson, 77, Loveland, formerly of Pueblo, Jan. 26. Viegut Funeral Home, Loveland.

Andis, Lila Jean
Lila Jean Andis - Pueblo Indicator - March 16, 1935 - Rye - Rye friends extend sincere sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Rex Andis and other relatives who grieve over the passing of little Lila Jean Andis.

Andrada, Elaine Marie
Elaine Marie Rodriguez Andrada - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2010 - Elaine Marie Rodriguez Andrada passed away Nov. 11, 2010. Preceded in death by father, Paul Rodriguez. Survived by mother, Vera Rodriguez; siblings, David, Raymound, Rick, Rose and Kathy; son, Rick (Gina) Andrada, his children, Ricky, Mariah, Dante and Jurzy; son, Jesse (Desiree) Andrada, his children, Kayla and Alex; nieces, Angela and Paula, her children, David, Miranda and Marissa; nephew, Frank, daughter, Sophia. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, Chaffey Community Church, 5001 Umatilla St., Denver.

Andrade, Lee
Lee Andrade - Pueblo Chieftain - December 2, 2009 - Lee Andrade, 57, passed away Nov. 19, 2009, in Canoga Park, Calif. Survived by his children, Christopher and Jackie; parents, Phillip and Anne Andrade; brother, Ernie Andrade; sisters, Louise (Tony) Baca, Phyllis Guyette (Larry Rodriguez), Susan Andrade (Ruben Vigil) and Corrine (Derald) Aragon; numerous nieces and nephews. Lee graduated from Centennial in 1971. He retired from Universal Studios in Burbank, Calif., with 33 years of service. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand, Pueblo, Colo.

Andrade, Lucinda H.
Lucinda H. Andrade - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2010 - Lucinda H. Andrade was born April 24, 1925, in Maxwell, N.M., left us to be with the Lord Feb. 11, 2010. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Daniel J. Andrade. Survived by her brother and sisters, Miguel (Viola) Herrera, Anne (Phillip) Andrade, Helen Cardenas, Eloisa (Ben) Maes; and numerous nieces and nephews. Lucinda worked at Parkview Hospital. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Andreatta, Joseph Dale
Joseph Dale Andreatta - Trinidad Times Independent - May 6, 2011 - Joseph Dale Andreatta, 49, of Trujillo Creek, passed away May 4, 2011. Joe was born June, 22, 1961, to John and Dorothy (Cox) Andreatta. He lived his life in Trujillo Creek. Joe was preceded in death by his father John Andreatta, and Uncle Mario and Aunt Carmella Andreatta. He is survived by his wife Abbie Andreatta, son John Andreatta, daughter Amanda (Rocco) Madone of Canon City, mother Dorothy (Cox) Andreatta of Trujillo Creek, sisters Mary Ann (Mike) Roe of Falcon, Barbara (Gary) Goodale of Loveland, Carolyn Andreatta of Trujillo Creek, Grandson Mason Madone, cousins Paul (Pat) Andreatta, Trinidad, Mario (Evelyn) Andreatta of New Mexico, nephews Gerald and Brian Goodale and Joshua Roe. He is also survived by special Uncle and Aunt Fiore and Pearl Andreatta and special cousins Paul and Mario Andreatta. Joe graduated from Aguilar High School in 1979, Trinidad State Junior College in 1980, and Pueblo Community College in 1982. He was the vocational teacher for Aguilar High School, a position he held for the past 28 years. He enjoyed teaching his students to improvise, adapt, and overcome. Joe drove the school bus for 26 years and was an Aguilar School Board Member for six years. He served as Transportation Director for Aguilar. He enjoyed ranching and farming on the family ranch in Trujillo Creek. Joe started driving the tractor with his dad when he was four years old. Joe was a great problem solve, he would take a difficult issue and work it out until he had completely solved it. Joe always went out of his way to help anyone he could; if you had a problem Joe was who you would ask. Joe enjoyed hunting animals of any kind and treasured being able to go hunting with his son John. He loved spending a much time as he could with his family, especially his grandson Mason. Joe was well-respected in the community and was loved by all. His loss will be felt by many including his family, friends, and students. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, May 11, 2011 with recitation of the Most Holy Rosary a 9:30 a.m. at St. Anthony' s Catholic Church in Aguilar, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. with Fr. Martin Frias as celebrant. Private inurnment will follow at a later date. The escorts will be: Gerald Adams, Frank Coppa, Martin Dosen, Robbie Lucero, Joe Ribaudo, Brandon Salapich, Gary Salapich, and Jack Stanton. Immediately following services, friends are invited to gather with the family at Aguilar High School. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Andreatta, Theresa
Theresa Andreatta - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2007 - Theresa Andreatta, 88, beloved wife, sister, and mother died on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at her ranch home near La Veta after battling cancer and resulting complications. A life long resident of the area, her kindness and tolerance were hallmarks as she was never too busy to help one and all in any way possible. She enjoyed cooking and collecting recipes, a variety of crafts, gardening, reading and visiting with friends and family. Once active in horseback riding, ranch work and bookkeeping, she had focused on cooking and homemaking in her later years and had simply perfected her pecan pie! She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Gino Andreoli. She is survived by her husband, Erminio; son, David; daughter-in-law, Cynthia; sister, Jean Leri; and numerous loving friends and family. Rosary service, 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, both at Christ the King Catholic Church in La Veta, CO., with burial to follow at the La Veta Cemetery. Her family wishes to express their most sincere appreciation for all the prayers, visits, cards, and flowers from thoughtful family and friends during her struggle. She will be sorely missed.

Andrew, Frank O' Brien
Frank O' Brien Andrew - Yellow Springs News - December 26, 2005 - Frank O' Brien Andrew, aged 38, and his wife, Gretchen Life Andrew, aged 39, died on Saturday, Dec. 3, in a boating accident on Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans, La. Their love for each other was an inspiration to all who knew them. Frank grew up in Yellow Springs, graduating from Yellow Springs High School in 1985. He and Gretchen first met as students at Wright State University where Frank earned a degree in finance and Gretchen in psychology. Frank worked in financial systems technical support and had recently taken early retirement to pursue his love of writing full time. He was looking for a publisher for his second novel at the time of his death. A true ' Renaissance man,'  Frank believed in living life to the fullest. His many pursuits included scuba diving, painting, glass blowing, cooking, gardening, beer brewing and creative woodworking. He lovingly handcrafted the 16-foot boat they sailed that day, chronicling the process on his Web site, OneLuckyGuy.com. Frank is survived by his parents, Richard Andrew of Trinidad, Colo., and Lois Gladchild of Yellow Springs; and by his sister, Ebie (Elizabeth) Andrew, her partner, Leah Kyaio and their four children of Peebles, Ohio. Gretchen graduated from the University of Colorado Medical School in 2003 and was completing her pediatric residency at Louisiana State University Children' s Hospital in New Orleans. Energetic and always smiling, Gretchen was much loved by her patients, other medical residents, and the hospital and clinic staffs. She had accepted an offer to be the town pediatrician in Rifle, Colo. and the couple was looking forward to the move and to starting a family there. Gretchen is survived by her parents, Sandra and Richard Life, and two brothers and three sisters, all living in Colorado. A memorial service for Frank will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at 2 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship meetinghouse in Goes. In lieu of flowers, Frank asked that donations be made to The Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1606.

Andrew, Gretchen
Gretchen Life Andrew - Yellow Springs News - December 26, 2005 - Frank O' Brien Andrew, aged 38, and his wife, Gretchen Life Andrew, aged 39, died on Saturday, Dec. 3, in a boating accident on Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans, La. Their love for each other was an inspiration to all who knew them. Frank grew up in Yellow Springs, graduating from Yellow Springs High School in 1985. He and Gretchen first met as students at Wright State University where Frank earned a degree in finance and Gretchen in psychology. Frank worked in financial systems technical support and had recently taken early retirement to pursue his love of writing full time. He was looking for a publisher for his second novel at the time of his death. A true ' Renaissance man,'  Frank believed in living life to the fullest. His many pursuits included scuba diving, painting, glass blowing, cooking, gardening, beer brewing and creative woodworking. He lovingly handcrafted the 16-foot boat they sailed that day, chronicling the process on his Web site, OneLuckyGuy.com. Frank is survived by his parents, Richard Andrew of Trinidad, Colo., and Lois Gladchild of Yellow Springs; and by his sister, Ebie (Elizabeth) Andrew, her partner, Leah Kyaio and their four children of Peebles, Ohio. Gretchen graduated from the University of Colorado Medical School in 2003 and was completing her pediatric residency at Louisiana State University Children' s Hospital in New Orleans. Energetic and always smiling, Gretchen was much loved by her patients, other medical residents, and the hospital and clinic staffs. She had accepted an offer to be the town pediatrician in Rifle, Colo. and the couple was looking forward to the move and to starting a family there. Gretchen is survived by her parents, Sandra and Richard Life, and two brothers and three sisters, all living in Colorado. A memorial service for Frank will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at 2 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship meetinghouse in Goes. In lieu of flowers, Frank asked that donations be made to The Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1606.

Andrew, Willis Duane
Willis Duane Andrew - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2011 - Willis Duane Andrew passed away unexpectedly June 17, 2011. Survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Evelyn. Willis was born April 9, 1942, to Herbert Milton Andrew and Dorothy (Cook) Andrew. Willis graduated from Canon City High School. He retired from Pueblo School District 60 in 1998. In addition to his cherished wife, he leaves three sons, Jason (Anne), Shannon and Brandon (Jennifer). Willis was a loving and supportive grandpa ' Poppa'  to Kyle, Carolyn and Amber. Willis had a keen sense of humor and a strong faith in God. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Mountain View Cemetery.

Andrews, Arnold Lee
Arnold L. Andrews - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2010 - Arnold L. Andrews passed away July 2, 2010, in Pueblo, Colo. He was born Sept. 18, 1949, in Gunnison, Colo., to Frank and Dorothy Andrews. Arnold served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam following which his career in Aircraft Refurbishing took him to Florida and Arizona before moving to Colorado City, Colo., in 2008. He is survived by his son, Robert Andrews of Colorado City; stepchildren, Jason and Joseph Barker and Monica Flores; a brother, Steve Andrews; and several grandchildren. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Inurnment will take place at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado in Grand Junction.

Andrews, Evangeline
Evangeline ' Evan'  Andrews - Pueblo Chieftain - January 3, 2013 - Evangeline ' Evan'  Andrews, 63, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away on Dec. 30, 2012, after a well-fought battle with ovarian cancer. Two funeral services will be held to celebrate her life. The first at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Cristo Rey Parish in Santa Fe, N.M. The second will be 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Christ the King Church, 1708 Horseshoe Drive, in Pueblo, Colo., with Monsignor Tom Adrians as celebrant. Evan was born in Santa Fe on Sept. 5, 1949. She graduated from Loretto High School in Santa Fe and continued on to receive her bachelor' s degree in elementary education from New Mexico State, where her love for education began. She went on to obtain a master' s degree in elementary education from East Central University in Ada, Okla., and ultimately earned her administrative certification from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo. After meeting at New Mexico State and dating for five years, Evan married Raymond Forrest Andrews on Jan. 2, 1971. Their romance continued for 43 years. Evan' s passion for education flourished through the years, as she taught elementary students in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado. As the principal at Eva Baca Elementary School and Fountain International Magnet School in Pueblo for nearly 15 years, Evan found her true calling amongst her wonderful staff and students. Evan is survived by her husband, Ray; mother, Amelia Catanach; daughters, Renee Robinson and Stacey Sepp; sister, Stephanie McDonald and brother-in-law, Louis McDonald; sons-in-law, Tim Robinson and Tim Sepp; grandchildren, Kai Sepp and Sloane Robinson; nephew, Ian McDonald; niece, Kimberly McDonald; and other family and friends. Evan was preceded in death by her father, Alfredo Catanach. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the HERA Women' s Cancer Foundation for ovarian cancer research at P.O. Box 6147, Denver, CO 80206. The family also is working to establish an educational foundation in Evan' s name for which details will be announced later.

Andrews, F. J. (Mother of)
Mrs. Andrews - Rocky Mountain News - July 9, 1885 - Points From Pueblo - Pueblo, July 8 - Mrs. Andrews, the mother of F. J. Andrews, the baker at the Bessemer steel works, died this morning as the result of a runaway accident which occurred near the viaduct about ten days ago. The remains will be shipped to-night to Ottawa, Canada.

Andrews, Joseph N.
Joseph N. Andrews - Pueblo Indicator - November 15, 1930 - Joseph N. Andrews, a Puebloan, was killed when he fell from a building in Cincinnati the 6th inst. He was a structural iron worker.

Andrews, William Dean
William Dean ' Mac'  Andrews - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2012 - William Dean ' Mac'  Andrews was born on June 4, 1944, to William and Rose (Lehnerz) Andrews in Great Falls, Mont. He passed away on Oct. 19, 2012, at the age of 68 in his home. He graduated from Power High School and worked as a diesel mechanic. He is survived by his daughters, Kimi Jo Andrews of Grand Junction, Colo., Heidi Rae Andrews, Kristi Dee (Joseph) Gibson and Shawna Denise (John) Pinckard, all of Pueblo, Colo.; his mother, Rose Dirkes of Great Falls, Mont.; brother, Dan Andrews of Power, Mont.; and sisters, Judy Radovich of Great Falls, Mont., Diane Poor in Vaughn, Mont., and Jan Thomas of Phoenix, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren. No services will be held. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Callahan-Edfast Mortuary in Grand Junction, Colo.

Angel, David P.
David P. Angel - Pueblo Chieftain - March 5, 2012 - David P. Angel, 46. Memorial service, 2 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Angel, Eleanor E.
Eleanor E. Angel - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 2009 - Eleanor E. Angel, 87, of Florence, Colo., passed away Dec. 17, 2009, in Canon City, Colo. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, First United Methodist Church in Florence, with Pastor Lora Payne officiating. Interment will follow at Union Highland Cemetery in Florence.

Angel, George Joseph Sr.
George Joseph Angel Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 2010 - George Joseph Angel Sr., born April 2, 1927, was called to heaven on April 3, 2010, to be with his wife, Viola; father, John; mother, Isidora; sons, Jack and Gerald; daughter, Rose; grandson, William; and brother, Julian Angel. He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter, Sandy (Lawrence) Duran; sons, David and George Angel; 11 grandchildren; and sister, Mary Collier. George served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Dad, you can go fishing now. Viewing, 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, with funeral service to follow at 11 a.m., Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Angeli, Joseph Stephen
Joseph Stephen Angeli - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2012 - Joseph Stephen Angeli passed away unexpectedly Feb. 17, 2012. Joey was born March 4, 1990. He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Marie Angeli, Donna Whatley, and Mary Davis. Survived by his children, Cooper and Harper; parents, Rusty (Corinne) Davis, Joe Angeli, Rebecca Whatley; brothers, Keith Davis, Antonio Angeli; sister, Rachel Angeli; stepsister, Della Esparza; sister-in-law, Sierra Anselmo; grandparents, Kenneth Whatley, Duane Good, Larry (Liz) Davis; aunts and uncles, Nancy (Curtis) Harpel, Don (Michelle) Whatley, Bonde (Annette) Davis, Ruth McDonald; niece and nephew, Adam and Jesty Davis; numerous other relatives and friends, including his best friend and cousin, Robby Harpel. Special thanks expressed to the Bethel Family for being a huge part of Joey's life. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Joey may be made to a scholarship fund for his children, Cooper and Harper, through the mortuary.

Angelico, Joe Sr.
Joe Angelico, Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1975 - Joe Angelico, Sr. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Tuesday, St. Leander church. Interment, Roselawn (McCarthy-Almont)

Angelo, Eveleen M.
Eveleen M. Angelo - Trinidad Times Independent - January 23, 2013 - Eveleen M. Angelo, Former First National Bank bookkeeper - Eveleen M. Angelo, 82, passed away at the Life Care Center in Pueblo, Jan. 16, 2013, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Trinidad June 29, 1930, to Theresa (Bianco) and James Menardi. She was a 1948 graduate of Holy Trinity School. Eveleen worked at the First National Bank in Trinidad as a bookkeeper for several years. On June 16, 1953, she was united in marriage to Tim Angelo at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. A devoted wife and mother, Eveleen' s family was her first priority. She was an avid reader. She was a member of Nocturnal Society, and member of St. Joseph' s Catholic Parish, Knights of Columbus Auxiliary #9456, CCW, and FOE Auxiliary #3145. Preceding her in death are parents, Theresa and James Menardi, son David Angelo and sister Elizabeth Wojtylka. Survivors include husband Tim Angelo, Pueblo, daughter Elizabeth M. Angelo, Denver, numerous nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary' s Catholic Church, Pueblo, with Fr. Ben Bacino as celebrate. Inurnment will be held at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Angely, Jerry Lee
Jerry L. Angely - Huerfano Journal - April 23, 2010 - Jerry L. Angely, October 25, 1957 - April 10, 2010 - Jerry L. Angely, was born 10-25-1957 in Ohio, and lived in Walsenburg for four years. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Bernice Angely; children, Jerry, David and Alicia; brothers, Charles, Terry, Raymond, Eddie, Darrell, Carl and Dean; sisters, Louise, Carol and Donna. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law, sisters-in law, mother-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and great friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Stan and Lorraine Angely. He served in the U.S. Army and worked locally at Charlie' s Market as a meat cutter. He supported the American Cancer Society and many local charities and community activities. Memorial Service will be at 10 am, Friday, April 16, 2010 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Walsenburg, Colorado. Memorial donations can be made, in Jerry' s name to relayforlife.org for the Huerfano County Relay for Life or the American Cancer Walk.

Angster, Raquel Marie
Raquel Marie Angster - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2009 - Raquel Marie Angster, 29, affectionately known as ' Rocky Rosci,'  of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 7, 2009. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Darrell Nance; and cousin, Andy Garcia. Raquel is survived by her son, Christian J. Leon; her husband, Juan Leon; mother, Rhonda Garcia; siblings, Ace Jr., Dmitri, Alexia, Keyila, Demi, Troy, Casey and Marrissa; and other relatives and friends. Raquel was a devoted mother and daughter. Her son meant the world to her. She loved him more than life itself. Raquel enjoyed music, drawing and being a big sister. Anyone who was fortunate enough to have known her, knew how loving she was and enjoyed her sense of humor. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Anistista, Bartolo
Bartolo Anistista - Wray Rattler - March 22, 1917 - Grief Crazed Man Kills Brother - Trinidad - Crazed by grief at the death of his wife and the subsequent suicide of his daughter, Elizabeth, Vince Anistista, a resident of St. Thomas, five miles from here, shot and killed his brother, Bartolo Anistista, and fled to the mountains, where searching parties expect to find him in an insane condition or killed by his own hand.

Annaya, Thomas
Thomas Annaya - Weekly Rocky Mountain News - December 29, 1898 - Brief Telegraphic News - Monday - Constable Arguello of Starkville, Colo., while attempting to arrest Thomas Annaya, shot and killed him. Annaya drew a revolver, but it snapped, and Arguello then shot him. In the fight two other men were wounded.

Annett, Christy Lynn
Christy Lynn Annett - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2009 - Christy Lynn Annett, 30, passed away on Jan. 13, 2009, in Las Vegas, N.V., after a long battle with leukemia. She is survived by her parents, Diane and Mark Annett; sister and brother-in-law, Kelly and Paul Kosters, all of Las Vegas, N.V. Also survived by her grandmother, Esther Annett of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her grandfather, Bill Annett. There will be a celebration of her life on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, in Las Vegas.

Anselmo, Connie M.
Connie M. Anselmo - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 2009 - Connie M. Anselmo, 92, Lakewood, formerly of Pueblo, Sept. 8. T.G. McCarthy.

Anselmo, Frank Anthony
Frank Anthony Anselmo - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2010 - Frank Anthony Anselmo, born Oct. 21, 1921, died April 16, 2010, at the age of 88. He is survived by a daughter, Teresa Greco Stewart; and two grandchildren, Gary Hren and Frank Hren and their spouses. He has two great-grandchildren. Siblings, Nettie Losey, Josephine Bucciarelli, Antonette Cholewinski and Ralph Anselmo. He was predeceased by his son, William F. Anselmo; and brothers, Joseph and Henry Anselmo. He served in World War II, and he retired from Jefferson County Schools in Denver, Colo. Services will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, in Albuquerque, N.M., where he resided for the past five years.

Anselmo, James August
James August "Augie" Anselmo - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2009 - James August "Augie" Anselmo burst into our lives on Feb. 11, 1986, and abruptly departed on Nov. 14, 2009. Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Paula and Frank Anselmo; beloved sister, Giana; grandparents, Richard and Barbara Booth and Tony and Joy May Anselmo; secondary parents, Teri Lynn and Bill Sabo; his babies, Moosie and Pete; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and a wonderful group of loving friends. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Peggy Haase. Augie had a powerful life light and will be forever remembered with a smile. He loved camping and fishing, television, his wiener dogs, Guitar Hero, Texas-hold-em and any other form of gambling, HALO, ice cream, Las Vegas, computers, Mexico, his friends, and beer. Despite his aversion to school and work, his amazing brain kept him a ' Jeopardy'  champ among his friends and family. Augie had a heart of gold, and made friends wherever he went. Everyone he knew has at least one ' Augie-story.'  He loved freely and forever. His sense of humor was contagious, and he shared many secret, insider jokes. He had strong entrepreneurial ideas, and could always con his mom into start-up cash. He was a 49ers fan for life. His absence will leave a gaping hole, and we will miss and remember him forever. Viewing, noon to 6 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at Pueblo Christian Center, 1905 S. Pueblo Blvd. Family and friends will be received in the church hall following the service. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Pueblo Animal Welfare through the funeral home.

Anselmo, Josephine S.
Mrs. Josephine S. Anselmo - Pueblo Star Journal & Chieftain - March 9, 1980 - Mrs. Josephine S. Anselmo, 1041 Elm, March 8, 1980. Wife of Frank Anslemo who preceded her in death Aug. 20, 1968. Mother of Mrs. Vera M. Pisciotta, Sam Anselmo, Mrs. Mary Ann Van Zandt and Michael A. Anselmo, all of Pueblo. Preceded in death by one son, Frank Anselmo, Jr., June 24, 1969. Sister of Mrs. Mary Pray, Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Connie Sichile and Joseph Polito, of Pueblo. Also survived by 11 grandchildren three great grand-children, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Anselmo was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish and Mother Cabrini Lodge. Services, Shrine of St. Therese Church. Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. Wednesday. Recitation of the rosary 7 p.m. Tuesday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends following mass at the Shrine of St. Therese. Please omit donations of food.

Anselmo, Mary Grace
Mary Grace (Alessi) Anselmo - Trinidad Times Independent - December 31, 2008 - The Lord called Mary Grace (Alessi) Anselmo to His Home on December 30, 2008. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado, on July 16, 1919 to Joe Marianna Alessi. She was preceded in death by her parents Joe and Marianna Alessi, brother Joseph Alessi and husband Frank Anselmo. Grace will be remembered as a very gentle, kind, loving lady all her life with a caring, compassion for others. She was a hard working person and spent much of her youth growing up and doing chores on a dairy owned by her parents. She married Frank S. Anselmo after World War II on June 27, 1949. They raised two children, Mary Jo and John Ralph. Grace lovingly and willingly participated and assisted in all school projects and benefits as school Mom. For approximately 10 years, Grace was employed by Marriott Food Service on the Trinidad State Junior College campus which she thoroughly enjoyed. She tended the snack bar and loved the youth and students as her own. Grace became to many the ' Mom away from home'  and was highly respected and loved in return. Grace was a member of New Life Fellowship and has been a born again Christian for the past 32 years. She loved and worshipped Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior with all her heart, soul and spirit. She enjoyed volunteering at the Trinidad Colorado Welcome Center having spent approximately 18 years as a Colorado Ambassador and earning well over 5,000 volunteer hours for her awards and length of service years. She was also a member of the Trinidad Senior Citizen Center and the Pierian Club. She is survived by daughter, Mary Jo Schwebach and son John Ralph Anselmo, grandchildren Adrina Marie Schwebach and John Wesley Anselmo. Sisters Frances Tomazin and Nelle Alessi. Sisters-in-law Phyllis Mariano and Anna Anselmo. Nephews and nieces Tom (Diana) Tomazin, Joseph (Patty) Alessi, Maryann (Harold) Richards, Marla Ann Tomazin, Kathyrn (Nick) Tessitore, John (Lynn) Alessi, Patricia (Richard) Kotwica, Victor Jr. (Julie) Mariano, Theresa(Alex) Gonzalez, Tamzi (Joe) Bramante. Also George, Joel and numerous grandnephews and grandnieces. Pallbearers will be Jeff Mangino, Jerry Begley, Charles Griego, Felix Lopez, Lawrence Munoz, Harold Bowman, Alex Sanchez, Alan Velasquez, Dan Dominquez, and Terry Walsh. Honorary pallbearers will be grandnephews and grandniece Craig Tomazin, Joseph James Alessi, Elizabeth Richards, Nicholas Tessitore, Jonathan Alessi and Richard Kotwica. Visitation will be Sunday, January 4, 2009 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Monday, January 5, 2009 at 10 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with Peggy Griner and Ann Klein, pastors of New Life Fellowship of Trinidad officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd Way, Pueblo, Co., 81005 or to the TSJC Educational Foundation in memory of Grace Anselmo. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Anselmo, Rose Marie
Rose Marie Anselmo - Huerfano World Journal - November 29, 2012 - Rose Marie Anselmo, 86, of Walsenburg died Monday, November 19, 2012 in Pueblo, Colorado. She was born November 20, 1925 in Walsenburg, Colorado. She is preceded in death by her husband, Amadeo ' Tex' Anselmo, her parents, a sister, and brother-in-law. She is survived by her three children; Barbara (Gary) Agnes, James (Pat) Anselmo, and Albert (Charlene) Anselmo; grandchildren; Shan (Christy) Siegle Jr. (Laurie) Siegle, Sherri Anselmo (Joe Faris), Kimberly Anselmo (Robert Medina), Kevin Anselmo and Jason Anselmo (Golden). She is also survived by numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. Rose Marie was a life long resident of Walsenburg and spent her life ranching. There will be a viewing at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home until 5 pm, before the Rosary which will be Friday, November 23, 2012 at 7 pm at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will be Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 10 am at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be at the South St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice House in Pueblo, Colorado.

Ansnick, Helen
Helen Ansnick - Pueblo Chieftain - February 1, 2009 - Helen Ansnick, 89, passed away on Jan. 31, 2009. She is survived by her children, Joe (Sarah) Ansnick; grandchildren, Lydia and Andrew Ansnick, Gail Even, Renee Even; great-granddaughter, Cassie Dillon; and brothers, Joe and Steve Zavilla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Ansnick; sisters, Rose Pelc, Rachel Carestia; daughter, Jolene Even; and granddaughter, Colette Dillon. There will be a memorial open house, Saturday afternoon, March 7, 2009, at Helen's home. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Ansnick, Josephine J.
Josephine J. Ansnick - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1975 - Josephine J. Ansnick of 2517 E. Evans, Dec. 29, 1975. Service announcements later.

Anthony, Sarah Mae
Sarah Mae Anthony - Pueblo Chieftain - September 4, 2011 - Sarah Mae Anthony, 80, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 27, 2011. At Sarah' s request, no service; cremation has taken place. Inurnment, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Antista, Julia M.
Julia M. Antista - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2012 - Julia M. Antista, 77, born to Mike and Maria DeLuca on May 15, 1935, in Pueblo, passed away June 20, 2012. Survived by her children, Robert A. Antista of Denver, Jim Antista of Franklin, Tenn., and Juliana Antista of Waterford, Mich.; brothers, Anthony ' A.J.'  De Luca of Pueblo and Phil Deluca of Buena Vista, Colo.; granddaughter, Natalie Antista; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Bartolo Joseph Antista on Aug. 2, 1991; and sisters, Liz Clementi and Edith Catalano. Per her request, there will be no viewing. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2012, at St. Joseph Church, 1145 S. Aspen Rd., with the Rev. Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Antonelli, Pearl T.
Pearl T. Antonelli - Glenwood Post Independent - May 30, 2010 - Pearl T. Antonelli, 94, of Silt, passed away peacefully May 26, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. Pearl was born Aug. 7, 1915 in Walsenburg to Camillo and Maria (Nardin) Bendetti. She married Harvey Antonelli on Dec. 18, 1937 in Glenwood Springs. Her favorite pastimes were Bingo, watching and cheering on her Rockies, Broncos and Nuggets. Pearl was a long time member of the Catholic Church in Silt, and of the VFW Auxiliary. She spent many good times with her friend Jean (Gay) Pristas and Emily Hiles, her great-niece. She leaves behind many good friends at Crossroads Assisted Living including Sharon and Sandy. Pearl was preceded in death by her husband; and brother John Bendetti. She is survived by her son Edward (Sally) of Silt; daughter Norma (Robert) Rice of CA; grandchildren Michelle (John) Parsons of NH, Tricia Rice of Boston, Eddy Lee Antonelli of Phoenix, and Melanie Antonelli of NV; and her great-granddaughter Olivia Parsons. A viewing is scheduled for Thursday, June 3 from 6-8 p.m. at Rifle Funeral Home. Mass is planned for Friday, June 4 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with interment following immediately at Rose Bud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs.

Antonioni, Meda Mae
Meda Mae Antonioni - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 2010 - Meda Mae Antonioni, 81, passed away Jan. 16, 2010. Survived by her husband of 63-1⁄2 years, Arthur "Art" Antonioni; mother, Josephine Bergamo Marchiori of Walsenburg; children, Vernon (Judy) Antonioni of Muskogee, Okla., Kathy West, Byron (Judy) Antonioni and Stan "Snook" (Lynette Zinno) Antonioni, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Gina (Danny) Hall of Muskogee, Brad (Brooke) Antonioni of Bakersfield, Calif., Jarred (Becky Hanratty) West, Brent West, Karla (Matt) Thielbar, Ryan (Melissa) Antonioni and Lexy Antonioni, all of Pueblo, Cali (Daniel) Milks and Jennifer Seabolt, both of Muskogee; and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her father, Ben Marchiori; sister, Rosalie O' Donoghue; and son-in-law, Steve West. Meda was born April 2, 1928, in Walsenburg, Colo. Her pride and joy were her husband, family and her dog, Vedo. She enjoyed cooking great meals, gardening, playing bridge, bowling, and cheering for the Rockies and the Broncos. She spent many years as a volunteer in the schools for her children and 26 years at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. From her volunteering experiences, she had many friendships that spanned over 50 years. Recitation of the Rosary and eulogy followed by the funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, Jan. 19, 2010, Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave., with Msgr. Leonard Racki as celebrant. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Pueblo City Schools Education Foundation or Shrine of St. Therese through the funeral home.

Anzelini, Martin Thomas
Martin "Marty" Thomas Anzelini - Columbia Basin Herald - March 9, 2010 - Martin ' Marty'  Thomas Anzelini, 55, died Feb. 23, 2010, in Anchorage after a brief, courageous struggle with cancer. A vigil and time of sharing were held Sunday at St. Patrick' s Parish. A funeral Mass was held Monday at the church. Marty was born April 6, 1954, in Trinidad, Colo., to Martin and Shirley Anzelini. The family moved to Tonasket, Wash., where Marty began his love of the outdoors. He played basketball, coached by his father, at Moses Lake High School, where he graduated in 1972. He also played basketball at Wenatchee Valley and Big Bend community colleges. He attended Washington State University, where he met Annette on a blind date. They married in 1979 and lived in Kahlotus, Wash., where Marty worked as a ranch hand and cowboy. In 1981, Marty graduated from BBCC as an A&P mechanic. Their beloved daughter, Teresa, arrived in 1986. The family moved to Anchorage in 1991. Marty worked various jobs, eventually as an independent aircraft mechanic. Marty loved refurbishing small aircraft and was a master craftsman, taking pride in excellence. His completed projects were works of art. Marty had an adventurous spirit and was an avid hunter, fisherman and pilot. He was living his dream, guiding many hunters on their hunts of a lifetime. Most trips, he spent more time helping others than hunting or fishing himself. For him, it was about the experience: time spent with family and friends, sharing his enthusiasm for the outdoors. Marty was patient and generous with his time and knowledge. He was pleased to share and teach about the wilderness and aviation, instilling in those whom he touched the same joy and love he had for his passions. Marty was a devoted father to Teresa, grandfather to Haylie and husband to Annette. Survivors also include his mother, Shirley Anzelini of Moses Lake; sister, Debbie (John) Mitz of Eltopia, Wash.; brothers, John (Sonja) Anzelini of Moses Lake and Michael (Dianne) Anzelini of Chehalis, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Martin Thomas Anzelini.

Anzick, Fern Hazel
Fern Hazel Anzick - Pueblo Chieftain - November 4, 2012 - Fern Hazel Anzick, 84, of Denver. Born on April 22, 1928, passed away on Oct. 27, 2012. Born in Pueblo, Colo., to James Elix and Ethel Lee. Co-owner of Anzick Restaurant in Pueblo for many years. Preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, John M. Anzick; and her grandchildren, Salyme and Johnathon. Survived by her son, Joe; and her daughter, Patricia (Fred) Molaskey and their children, Crystal (Michael Ring) and Freddy Jr. and grandchild, Cayden Lee Ring.

Apodaca, Albert Manuel
Albert Manuel Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 2012 - Albert Manuel Apodaca, 84, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather. Albert passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at 4:55 p.m. of cancer. Born in Pueblo, Colo., on Feb. 15, 1928, he lived in Southern California since 1951. Albert was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Mary; and is survived by his six daughters, six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren; along with three sisters and one brother. Services will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah' s Witnesses, La Mirada, CA 90638. Albert's cremated ashes will be interred at Forest Lawn, Cypress, Calif.

Apodaca, Danny
Danny Apodaca - Coloradoan - June 1, 2006 - Danny "DanDan" Apodaca, 42, of Fort Collins, passed away May 27, 2006. Danny was born in Martinez, Calif., to Henry and Audery (DeHerrera) Apodaca on March 18, 1959. He moved to Fort Collins as a child and graduated from Fort Collins High School. He was a loving person. He loved to fish. Danny is survived by one son, Daniel and his wife, Tina Apodaca, and their children, Mark, Stephanie, Tannia and Brianna, all of Fort Collins; two brothers, Henry L. Apodaca, of Walsenburg, and Frankie (Gloria) Apodaca, of Denver; four sisters, Romana Apodaca, of Fort Collins, Lucille (Rocky) Roybal, of Limon, Neb., Bernice Grimes, of Denver, and Cecelia (Rob) Bowie, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and his ex-wife, Becky. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. today at Allnutt Drake Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, also at Allnutt Drake Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Danny Apodaca Memorial Fund in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526.

Apodaca, Edward A.
Edward A. Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - July 1, 2010 - Edward A. Apodaca, 75, Aurora, formerly of Pueblo, June 28. Olinger, Denver.

Apodaca, George Sr.
George "Apple" Apodaca Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2009 - George "Apple" Apodaca Sr., 70, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 20, 2009. Preceded in death by his son, George Jr.; and brother, Joe. He is survived by his wife, Stella; three children; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers; and three sisters. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Apodaca, Henry P.
Henry "Hank" Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2011 - Henry "Hank" Apodaca, 71, passed from this life to be with our Lord on July 13, 2011. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Annie and Ermelindo Apodaca; brother, Max; sisters, Genevieve Martinez Lupita Nunez and Jennie Martinez. He is survived by his loving wife, Alta (Raigoza); daughter, Debbie (Downey); son-in-law, Kurt; son, Phillip, daughter-in-law, Vanessa (Gonzalez); grandchildren, Nick, Mitch, Matt, Hannah and Hallie; brothers, Ben, Nestor, Mike (Sally) and Delfino (Mary Lou); sister, Rita Martinez; and numerous extended family members. Hank worked at Bessemer Auto Parts for 31 years. His greatest joys were his wife and family, watching the Broncos and cooking for others. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday and funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Monday; both services to be held at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave. Family and friends will be received at the Zaragoza Hall following the funeral Mass. The family respectfully asks that donations in honor of Hank be sent to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice House.

Apodaca, Joseph
Joseph Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - February 3, 2009 - Joseph Apodaca, 67, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 27, 2009. Survived by his three children, four brothers and three sisters. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Apodaca, Lucille
Lucille Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2010 - Lucille Apodaca, 85, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 14, 2010. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles; children, Daniel and Sandra Apodaca; granddaughter, Nicole Solano; brothers, Eddie and Barney; and sisters, Bertha, Jennie and Freda. Survived by her children, Patricia Estrada and Bernadette (Valentin) Martinez; grandchildren, Tom (Shanna), Shana (Gary), Sandy (Sergio), Paul (Renee), Tanya (Matt) and Andrea (Johnny); great-grandchildren, Michael, Christopher, Kianna, Justin, Kaeleen, Matthew Jr., Selena, Elijah, Josiah, Jordan, Isaiah, Pablo, Nathan and Maya; special companion, Joe Gutierrez; sisters, Adeline, Dorothy and Louise; and numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Lucille was very strong in her faith and family. She loved bingo, crafts and going to Cripple Creek. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, with Rosary to follow at 6 p.m., Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Apodaca, Luke Matthew Jr.
Luke Matthew Apodaca Jr. - Trinidad Times Independent - October 19, 2010 - Luke Matthew Apodaca, Jr. went to be with Jesus Oct. 17, 2010, at the age of 2 months. He was born in Colorado Springs Aug. 16, 2010, to Amber R. Drake and Luke M. Apodaca Sr. He was preceded in death by great-grandparents Ercie and Ernest Apodaca and June Fockler. Survivors are parents Amber and Luke Apodaca Sr., Trinidad; grandparents Virginia and Lee Apodaca, Trinidad, Tamara and Wilbur Drake, Colorado Springs; great-grandparents Bernice and Eloy Sandoval, Valdez, Sue and George Carnaham, Utah; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at 1 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Harry Gonzales officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Apodaca, Martha Mary
Martha Mary Apodaca - Huerfano World Journal - October 25, 2012 - Martha Mary Apodaca, May 13, 1920 - October 10, 2012 - Martha went to be with our Lord on October 10, 2012. She was born and raised in Walsenburg. She was a mother to Lee Choury, Manuel Apodaca, Janice Pablo and Norma Garrido. She had three sisters; Margret Quintana, Flora Beal and Velma Tylock and one brother. She had many grandkids, great-grandkids and one fifth generation grandchild. She will be missed by all. She is in God' s Holy Hands. Rest in peace. Services are pending.

Apodaca, Mary
Mary Apodaca - Trinidad Times Independent - June 11, 2008 - Mary Apodaca, 84, died June 10, 2008. She was born April 29, 1924 in Vigil, CO. Visitation will be Sunday, June 15, 2008, from 3 P.M. to 7 P.M. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Rosary will follow the visitation Sunday at 7 P.M. at the funeral home. Funeral mass will be Monday, June 16, 2008 at 10 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Complete obituary to follow. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Apodaca, Michael F.
Michael ' Mike'  F. Apodaca - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2011 - Michael ' Mike'  F. Apodaca, 75, went to be with our Lord on July 19, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anna and Ermelindo Apodaca; brothers, Max and Henry; sisters, Genevieve Martinez, Lupita Nunines and Jennie Martinez. He is survived by his loving wife, Sally (Munoz); brothers, Ben, Nestor and Delfino (Mary Lou); and sister, Rita Martinez. He also is survived by Sally' s brothers and sisters, Alfred, Frank (Chris), Raymond (Annie), Tony (June) Munoz, Pauline (Richard) Juarez, Gloria Munoz, Angelina (Frank) Verna; sisters-in-law, Lucy, Dora and Nancy Munoz; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mike served in the military for two years. He worked at the Alpha Beta Packing House for 25 years and retired from Pueblo Bank & Trust in 1997. He enjoyed watching various sporting events, gardening, cooking, canning and caring for his extended family members. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, both services will be held at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave., with burial to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following the interment. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church.

Apodaca-Vigil, Mary E.
Mary E. Apodaca-Vigil - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2012 - Mary E. Apodaca-Vigil, 90, passed away Dec. 16, 2012, at Porter Hospice in Centennial, Colo., after an extended illness. She is survived by her children, Ross P. (MaryAnn) Vigil, Raymond L. (Cathy) Vigil, Elaine (Thomas) Pease, Jeri (Robert) Leaverton and Jerry (Judi) Vigil. Her grandchildren include Anthony E. (Margaret) Vigil, Valerie (Brian) Sword, Bryan Vigil, Greg (Julie) Vigil, Melissa R. Leaverton, Michael J. (Tiffany) Leaverton, Lisa (Brad) Mauvais, Jeff Martinez, Christian (Brad) Martinez, Aaron (Kelly) Martinez, Adrienne Martinez and Russell Espinoza. Mary is great-grandmother to Kristopher Watkins and Avery Ruth Vigil. Mary was born on June 29, 1922, in Aguilar, Colo., and was the last surviving member of a large family of 18 children. She was a bright and independent woman who worked hard for her family. She pursued a high school diploma at the age of 49, despite already possessing a GED. She went on to receive an associate degree and took various classes of interest throughout her life. After her retirement from The Pueblo Chieftain, she started a label-making business from the ground up. Mary' s favorite pastime was reading and being with her family. She was a strong, faithful Christian woman with a love for the Lord. She was a role model to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Appelhans, Norma Jean
Norma Jean Appelhans - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2012 - Norma Jean Appelhans, 81, Henderson, Nev., formerly of Pueblo, June 30. Sunrise Cremation Society, Henderson. Las Vegas Review-Journal - July 10, 2012 - Norma Jean Appelhans passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012, in Henderson. She was born 81 years ago to Marvin Kenneth (M.K.) and Vera Shelman Jan. 30, 1931 in Plains, Kan. Norma lived throughout Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming before settling in Las Vegas in 1982. She worked as a telephone switchboard operator, an interior designer and a sales consultant. Norma had a gift for conversation and a style all her own. She loved the color red and was never caught without her turquoise rings adorning each and every finger. She was preceded in death by her husband, of 51 years, Gerald Appelhans; her parents; and her sister, Gloria. She is survived by her daughter, Debra (William); her son, Steven; two granddaughters, Brandy (Douglas) and Jennifer; one great-granddaughter, Olivia; and her brother, Marvin (Darla). Memorial services will be private.

Apple, Alvera
Alvera Apple - Trinidad Times Independent - September 9, 2011 - Alvera Apple, 87, passed away at the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home on Aug.29, 2011. She was born in Ojito, to Trinidad (Gallegos) and Pete A. Garcia. In 1952, Alvera was united in marriage to Earl J. Apple. Preceding her in death are parents, Trinidad and Pete Garcia, husband Earl J. Apple, sisters, Tillie Armijo and Addie Gonzales, brothers, Alex Garcia, Jim Garcia, Pete Garcia and Lawrence Garcia. Survivors include sister Trinie Rubidoux, Trinidad, numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. Memorial services will be Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home

Apple, Erma Jean
Erma Jean "Jeanne" Apple - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2009 - Erma Jean "Jeanne" Apple, 83, went to her heavenly home on Nov. 6, 2009. Survived by sister, Shirley R. (Dr. C. Joe) Carter; nieces, Margaret Carol (Jim) Harmon and Norma Katherine Carter; nephew, Michael Clay (Diane) Carter; numerous great-nieces and -nephews; special friends, Walter and Alda West, Tina Hooker, Sue Tatom; and a multitude of friends and acquaintances in Pueblo. In lieu of flowers and food, memorials may be made to Pueblo Community Animal Welfare or Pueblo Municipal Band in her name through the funeral home. Celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov.13, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Private interment at a later date. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Appley, Annetta Doreign
Annetta Doreign (Olsen) Appley - Tahoe Daily Tribune - June 18, 2010 - Annetta Doreign (Olsen) Appley, 92, died March 20, 2010, following a long battle with cancer. Appley was born on Feb. 18, 1918, in Trinidad, Colo. Appley has been a South Lake Tahoe, Calif., resident since 1964. She lived at the old Kent Motel and Bavarian Village before buying her mobile home in 1973, where she lived for the last 37 years. Annetta has worked at Harvey's, Harrah' s, Horizon, Caesars, Paul Kennedy's Steak House, and Nevada Trust and Deed. A memorial will be held at 1 p.m. June 19, 2010, at Sierra Community Church, 1165 Sierra Blvd., South Lake Tahoe. All are welcome.

Aragon, Amada
Amada Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 2007 - Amada Aragon, 83, of Colorado Springs, died Feb. 4, 2007. Born April 3, 1923, in Walsenburg, Colo. Survived by son, Tom (Kathy) Aragon; grandson, Xenos (Eva) Aragon; granddaughter, Nicole Aragon; great-granddaughters, Breanna and Kiley; brothers, Julian and Frank Martinez and Rudy (Mary) Cruz; sisters, Della Martinez and Cora Sisneros. Preceded in death by husband, Adoro "Pee Wee" Aragon. Amada was a great cook and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, St. Mary Catholic Church, Walsenburg.

Aragon, Amande
Amande "Mandy" Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - September 4, 2011 - Amande "Mandy" Aragon. Our beloved daddy, lovable grandpa and precious great-grandpa left this world Sept. 1, 2011, to re-unite in the kingdom of heaven with his loving wife, Matilda; his son, Mark Anthony; and his granddaughter, Melissa Noel. Also to greet him with open arms are his parents and siblings. He was the youngest son born to Abel and Francisca Aragon on Sept. 16, 1922, in Dispensas, N.M. He will be deeply missed by his daughters, Theresa (Max) Apodaca Jr., Wilma (Richard) Marez, Elizabeth Westmoreland and Mary Aragon. He leaves many precious memories with his grandchildren, Brian, Michelle, Mandy, Richie, and Justin; and great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Cole and Chase. Daddy also is survived by his sister, Lila Varela; sisters-in-law, Elenore Aragon and Elvita Aragon; brother-in-law, Richard Macias; numerous nieces, nephews, godchildren and friends. He proudly served in the U.S. Army where he was awarded three bronze stars for his military service during World War II and D-Day. He was employed by the CF&I Corp. in the Rail Mill Department for 33 years. His family would like to thank the staff of Bruce McCandless State Veterans Home for the excellent care provided; a care provided with the utmost respect and dignity. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, followed by rosary recitation, 7 p.m., both at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Imperial. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Aragon, Annie
Annie Vallejos Aragon - Trinidad Times Independent - January 17, 2011 - Annie Aragon, age 93, passed away on February 12, 1995 at the Trinidad State Nursing Home. She was born in Torres, Colorado on November 4, 1901 to Salome (Romero) and Zacarias Vallejos. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Annie was preceded in death by parents, Salome and Zacarias Vallejos, husband Ed Aragon: children, Fares Aragon, Joe Celedonio Aragon, Odelia Erminda (Erma) Aragon; brothers, Amadeo Teodoro (Ted) Vallejos, Mauro Napoleon Vallejos, Lazaro (Larry) Vallejos, and Abundo (Abe) Vallejos: sisters, Leonarda (Vallejos) Abeyta, Aurora (Vallejos) Medina. Survivors are children, Conrad (Theresa) Aragon, Denver; Robert (Carrie) Aragon, Pueblo; Jim (Noreen) Aragon, Mojave Valley, AZ; sisters Carmen (Candido) Vigil, Vina (Joe) Gutierrez, Denver: Gertrude (Bill) Torres, Denver; sister in law Julia (Doll) Aragon, Colo. Spgs.; 19 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. Funeral will be Friday, February 17, 1995 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements under Comi Funeral Home.

Aragon, Antonio Margos
Antonio Margos "Tony" Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1, 2011 - Mr. Antonio Margos "Tony" Aragon, 63, of Rocky Ford, Colo., died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, while in the company of family members at Pueblo, Colo. Tony was born in Pueblo, on Oct. 24, 1947, the son of the Elisa (Vigil) and Fernando Aragon Sr. He graduated from Centennial High School in Pueblo, where he was a state cross country champ and was inducted to the high school Hall of Fame. He was the husband of Dolores Aragon. They were married on Sept. 3, 1994, in Crowley, Colo. She survives. He retired from the Shipping Department at Caterpillar in Denver, Colo. He was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church in Rocky Ford. He was a Past Exalted Ruler of the Rocky Ford ELKS Lodge No. 1147 and was currently the treasurer. He also was a member of the United Auto Workers union. He is survived by his father, Fernando Aragon Sr. of Pueblo; wife, Dolores Aragon of Rocky Ford; sons, Antonio Aragon Jr. and wife, Maribel of Fort Worth, Texas; Karl, husband of Charlotte Martinez and Kenny Martinez, both of Rocky Ford; daughter, Athena LaPera, wife of Jimmy Shealy of Thornton, Colo.; sisters, Rebecca Aragon, Gloria Chavez, Carolina Aragon and Joann, wife of Phillip Maldonado, all of Pueblo, Victoria, wife of Michael Seamon of Windsor, Colo.; brothers, Fernando Aragon Jr. and wife, Becky of Colorado Springs, Colo., Orlando, husband of Bonnie Aragon of Pueblo and Leandro Aragon of Denver; granddaughters, Victoria LaPera of Thornton, Colo. and Malerie Jackson of Fort Worth, Texas; grandsons Eddie LaPera of Thornton, Colo., and Gabriel Aragon of Fort Worth, Texas; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins & friends. He was preceded in death by his mother. Mass of Christian Burial, 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, St. Peters Catholic Church, Rocky Ford. Visitation, 11 a.m. until service time. Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Rocky Ford. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ford-Ustick Funeral Home.

Aragon, Benny A.
Benny A. Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2012 - Benny A. Aragon, born Feb. 11, 1936, passed away quietly at home surrounded by his loving family on Feb. 15, 2012. Preceded in death by his parents, Vincent and Helen Aragon; sisters, Rita Diaz and Diana Aragon; and in-laws, Benito and Christina Martinez, Maria and Leo Trujillo, Andy Sandoval and Pete Nava; Benny leaves to cherish his loving memory, his beloved wife, Maxine; three children; several grandchildren; siblings, Juan (Rose) Aragon, Betty Nava and Marce Sandoval; in-laws, Susan (Carlos) Hernandez, Dorothy Garbiso, Esther Montoya, Floyd (Debbie) Trujillo Sr. and Joe Diaz; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Vince Perez, Kathy Salazar, and Shawna Genova. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, with rosary service to follow, 6 p.m., Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Aragon, Conrad
Conrad Aragon - Denver Post - September 6, 2012 - Conrad Aragon born May 9, 1925; passed away September 3, 2012, Denver. Preceded in death by wife Theresa Lopez Aragon. Father of Barbara (Stacy Guillaume), Norma Macias (Robert) and Connie Aragon, 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Survived by 2 brothers and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, 6 p.m., Thursday, September 6, 2012, Rosary at 7 p.m., both at Moore Howard Chapel, 46th & Tennyson St., Denver. Mass, Friday, September 7, 2012 1 p.m., Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 2645 E. 48th Ave., Denver.

Aragon, Dolores R.
Dolores R. Aragon - Trinidad Times Independent - July 29, 2012 - Dolores R. Aragon 75, passed away unexpectedly in November 1992. Dolores was born March 27, 1917, in Trinchera, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Jose Aragon; parents, Baltazar and Cecilia Romero (* shows Vergilia on sisters obit); and sister, Toni Montoya. Survived by one sister, Soledad (Reymundo) Rico, Weston, Colo.; and one brother Frank Romero of Pueblo; brother-in-law, Nick Montoya, California; sister-in-law Theresa Duran, Weston, Colo.; nephew, William (Anita) Rico; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Interment at Via Crucis, Imperial Memorial Gardens

Aragon, Domitilia Mary
Mrs. Domitilia Mary "Domie" Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2011 - Mrs. Domitilia Mary "Domie" Aragon, 89, of Rocky Ford, died on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, while in the company of family members at her residence. She is survived by her husband, Frank of the home; daughters, Rose Perez, Gloria (Larry Ornelas) Perez, Evelyn (Antonio) Garcia, all of Colorado Springs, Kathy (Henry) Montoya of Rocky Ford and Diana (Telesforo) Hinojosa of Sealy, Texas; sons, Frank (Gloria) Aragon Jr. and Steve (Anita) Aragon, both of Colorado Springs; sister, Beatrice Gallegos of Rocky Ford. She also is survived by 18 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Ford-Ustick Funeral Home. Rosary service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, by Vita Ornelas. Mass of Christian Burial to follow, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, St. Peters Catholic Church, Rocky Ford, Colo., with Father Paul Ekeh officiating. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery, Rocky Ford, Colo.

Aragon, Elick
Elick "Al" Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2010 - Elick "Al" Aragon, 67, born May 6, 1943, went to be with the Lord June 11, 2010. He is survived by a wonderful family and many friends. Watch over us as you seek your new adventure. At Al' s request there will be no service.

Aragon, Eloy E.
Eloy E. "Woody" Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - August 9, 2010 - Eloy E. "Woody" Aragon, 85, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 6, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Adelina Aragon; mother of his children, Laura Aragon; daughter, Marie Vigil; and grandson, Dion Gonzales. Eloy is survived by his children, Betty Gonzales, Anthony Aragon, Michael (Arlene) Aragon and Arlene (Lawrence) Vega; 12 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; two great-great-grandsons; siblings, Harold (Lori) Aragon and Helen Gallegos; and numerous nephews and nieces. At Eloy' s request cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel.

Aragon, Ernest L
Ernest L. Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - February 8, 2009 - Ernest L. Aragon, 73, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away on Feb. 5, 2009. Survived by wife, Mary; children, Kathy John Norsworthy, Marty Pixie Aragon, Mike Kellie Aragon, Claudine Harold Herrera and Lee Kathy Fonseca; 16 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; siblings, Carmen Andres Mondragon, Claudio Loyola Aragon Jr.; numerous nieces, nephews and close friends. Preceded in death by his first wife, Helen B. Aragon; sister, Alice Vigil; brother, Lazaro Aragon; nephew, Kenneth Vigil; and his parents. Ernie will be greatly missed by family, friends, horses, dogs, i.e., "Chewie." He served in the Air Force and retired as a psychologist after 30 years of service from the state hospital. He was a dedicated volunteer for the community in which he lived. Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, Roselawn Funeral Home. Recitation of the Rosary, 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009; both at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery, with special service by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ernest's name to St. Vincent DePaul Society. The family sends special thanks to the physicians, nurses and staff at Parkview, St. Mary-Corwin and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Aragon, Ernest L.
Ernest L. "Ernie" "Pops" Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1, 2012 - Ernest L. "Ernie" "Pops" Aragon, 59, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 27, 2011. Preceded in death by his children, Veronica and Matthew; mother, Sally; grandparents; and uncle, Tony. Ernest is survived by his sons, Angelo and Artie (Maedrian); eight grandchildren; seven siblings; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Aragon, Eveline (Rev.)
Rev. Eveline Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2013 - Rev. Eveline Aragon, 80, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 20, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Gilbert Aragon; parents, Cecil and Alice Stewart; sister, Rev. Barbee Smith; brother, Clifford Stewart; son-in-law, Robert Jutilla; sister-in-law, Sally; and numerous other extended family. Eveline is survived by her children, Lenda, James, Pastor Timothy (Kelly), Alice (Elder Roy) and Lorraine (Robert); 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sister, Debbie (Robert); sister-in-law, Janet; brothers-in-law, Rev. Wayne and Benjamin (Virginia); best friend, Fairlyn; and numerous nieces, nephews, godchildren and many adopted children in Christ. Viewing prior to services. Homegoing celebration, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Homegoing service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, both at Good Shepherd Church, 1216 Beech St. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Aragon, Faustin Jr.
Faustin "Frosty" Aragon Jr. - Trinidad Times Independent - April 8, 2012 - Faustin "Frosty" Aragon, Jr. passed away April 3, 2012. Born in Trinidad, Colorado on May 28, 1931 and resided in Denver, CO Survived by his wife of 50 years, Frances; siblings, Lillian Medina, Esther Rodriguez, Rudy Aragon, Evelyn Cortez; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Faustin and Irene V. Aragon; brothers, Alden, Eugene and Leo Aragon; and sister, Julia Lucero. Rosary, Wednesday, April 11, 7 PM, Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 3020 Federal Blvd. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 12:30 PM, Presentation of Our Lady Catholic Church, 695 Julian St. Burial to follow at 2:30 PM, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area "B". In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Aid & Research c/o Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary #2797.

Aragon, Fernando
Fernando "Andy" Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2011 - Fernando "Andy" Aragon, born Jan. 1, 1914, in Roy, N.M., passed on Jan. 27, 2011, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by sons, Fernando (Becky) Aragon Jr., Orlando (Bonnie) Aragon and Leandro Aragon; daughters, Rebecca Aragon, Carolina Aragon and Victoria (Michael) Seamon. Fernando was an Army World War II veteran. Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate his life, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, St. Pius X Church, 3130 Morris Ave., Pueblo, Colo. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery with full military honors. Special thanks to all the staff at University Care Center.

Aragon, Floyd
Floyd Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - December 2, 2012 - A Fowler man died this afternoon in a one-vehicle crash approximately a mile south of Fowler. Floyd Aragon, 52, was driving westbound on Otero County Road KK.75 in a 1990 Acura Legacy when he drove it off the side of the road, rolled it on its top and crashed into a power pole. Aragon was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck. There were no other occupants in the vehicle. Aragon was wearing a seat belt but was wearing it improperly, according to a press release from the Colorado State Patrol. Alcohol or drugs are not believed to be a factor in the crash. The wreck remains under investigation by the CSP.

Aragon, Frank Leonard
Frank Leonard Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2009 - Frank Leonard Aragon, 34, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord May 5, 2009. Preceded in death by his parents, Carlos and Hope Aragon; uncles, Frank Aragon and Frank Medina; and aunts, Dolores Garcia and Lily Lopez. Survived by his children, Leonard and Lucia Aragon; grandson, Arturo; goddaughters, Kaylee and Raeann Sapeda; former wives, Matrina and Stephanie; brothers, Julian (Lorraine) Aragon, Xavier (Kathy) Sapeda, Ray (Joette) Sapeda, Eloy Aragon, Robert (Brenda) Aragon and Charlie Aragon; sisters, Hopie Aragon, Bridget McCoustin, Irene Aragon, Josie Aragon and Jenny (Ron) Valdez; uncles, Mike and Lawrence Medina; aunt, Rafelita Casaus; special nephews, Adam and O.V.; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins other relatives and friends. Frank also was a state wrestling champion for Central. He loved fishing, camping, cholo music and his family. He will be greatly missed. Special thanks to PSC, Industrial Services Division, for their generosity in contribution to the funeral cost. Viewing prior to services at the church. Rosary service, 7 p.m. Monday, Holy Family. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Holy Family. Cremation to follow. Family and friends will be received at Holy Family Hall following both services.

Aragon, Fred T. Sr.
Fred T. Aragon Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2011 - Fred T. Aragon Sr., 83, slipped away on May 16, 2011, after a lengthy illness, to join his beloved wife of 50 years, Henrietta (Lopez) Aragon; and his parents, Julian and Rose Aragon; and his brothers, Rudy Salazar, Frank Aragon and Ruben Lee Mondragon. Fred was born March 7, 1928, in Alamosa, Colo. He served in the United States Army in France. He was proud to be a WWII veteran. He was a member of the American Legion Post 163, and a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Fred retired from the CF&I with 38 years of service in the brick layer department. He leaves to cherish his memories, his children, Fred Jr., Jan (Ann Miller) Aragon, Rose (Richard) Gram, Veronica (Wayne) Gallegos, Betty Jo (Robert Freeman) Aragon, Cassandra Aragon, all of Pueblo, Deborah (Mark) Richards of Hudson, Colo., Rebecca Aragon of St. Petersburg, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Vicki Aragon; siblings, Julia Garcia, Christopher ' Wimpy'  Mondragon, both of Antonito, Colo., Helen Bohr and Louisa Rose, both of California; 19 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday, both services at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family is receiving friends at 90 Stanford and at the Zaragoza Hall following the burial.

Aragon, Gloria Agnes
Gloria Agnes Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - January 2, 2007 - Gloria Agnes Aragon, 74, departed this life on Dec. 27, 2006, at Minnequa Medicenter. She was born Jan. 20, 1932, in Chandler, Colo., to Nester and Margaret (Carrillo) Lopez, who preceded her in death; also a daughter, Connie Elizabeth Aragon; and sister, Mary Neil. Gloria enjoyed singing, writing poems and spending time with her family. She leaves to cherish her memories her children, Richard (Connie) Aragon, Margaret Montoya, Angelina Aragon, Lawrence (Susan) Vallejos and Cynthia (Holvin) Cardoza Hernandez; siblings; Alice Sandoval of Walsenburg, Barbara, Christina, Margie, Betty and Sonny; 36 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; to include special granddaughter, Elizabeth Aragon; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Special thank you to Minnequa Medicenter for the love and care you gave to our Mother. Funeral service, 3 .m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, Angelus Chapel, with Father Marco Antonio Salinas as celebrant. Cremation to follow.

Aragon, Joe B.
Joe B. ' Sonny" Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - January 3, 2013 - Joe B. ' Sonny" Aragon, 62, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 28, 2012. He was preceded in death by his stepson, Frank J. Carver III; and grandmother, Adelina Valdez. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Inez Aragon; daughters, Michele, Renee and Vickie (Jason); eight grandchildren; parents, Joe E. and Viola Aragon; brother, Jim (Candace); uncles, Minder Valdez and Ernest Aragon; aunt, Nancy Tafoya; his cat, Gizmo; and extended family and friends. Funeral service, 1:30 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Aragon, Jose Modesto Jr.
Jose Modesto Aragon Jr. - Trinidad Times Independent - July 2, 2012 - Jose Modesto Aragon Jr., 54, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 26, 2012, in Abilene, Texas. He was born Sept. 29, 1957, in Pueblo to Marie Elena (Gonzales) and Jose Modesto Aragon Sr. He attended Trinidad schools until moving to Louisiana where he graduated from LaFourche High School in 1975. He served 16 years in the United States Army until his retirement. He later worked as a cardiovascular technician at Abilene Regional Medical Center. Jose loved hunting, fishing, bowling, throwing darts, shooting billiards and gambling. He was an avid sports enthusiast. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Max Aragon; and his brother-in-law, Rudy Velasquez. Jose is survived by his son, Andrew (Christen) Aragon, of Greeley; his sister, Carol (Barry) Robertson, of Commerce City; his sister, Debbie Velasquez, of Weston; his brother, John (Angela) Aragon, of Trinidad; his sister, Yvette Aragon, of Thornton; his granddaughter, Morgan; his grandson, Blake; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. Visitation was 4-6 p.m. Monday at Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by a 7 p.m. rosary recitation at Holy Trinity Church. A 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, funeral Mass at Holy Trinity will be followed by interment at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Branson, Justin Martinez, Michael Martinez and Gary Sanchez. Jose' s pallbearers are Max Aragon, John Garcia Sr., Butch Martinez, Kevin Martinez, Emilio Salinas and Jussiah Sanchez. Arrangements have been made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Aragon, Juanita E.
Juanita E. Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - March 6, 2012 - Juanita E. Aragon, 82, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on March 3, 2012. She was born Nov. 15, 1929, in Loveland, Colo. She was preceded in death by her mother, Fidencia Gallegos; stepfather, Sam Gallegos; her husband, Arsenio Aragon on Sept. 8, 1986; siblings, Gilbert Gallgos and Frances Ballou (Earl); sister-in-law, Dorothy Aguilar; and nephew, Phillip Aguilar. Juanita was a volunteer at Los Pobres and worked at Avondale Elementary School cafeteria. She also was a member of the Ladies Altar and Rosary Society. Juanita loved quilting, crocheting, embroidery, but most of all, being with her family. She was everybody' s grandma. Juanita is survived by her children, John ' Dan'  (Barbara Dianna) Aragon and Irene Aragon; grandchildren, Daniel Arsenio (Shanna) Aragon, Darryl Victor (Melissa Conley) Aragon; special family, Blake Jr., Blake III, Brittany, Destin, Linda, Mario, Briana, Dominique and Alexis; great-grandchildren, Savannah, Gabrielle, Daniel, Tasha, Cruzito and Adriana; great-great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Kiana, Shayna and Andrew. Special thanks to home-care provider, Melissa Arreola, and hospice. Grandma was a very loving, giving and kind lady. She will be missed by all. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel, with rosary to follow at 7 p.m., Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sacred Heart Church. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery.

Aragon, Kenneth Charles
Kenneth Charles Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2009 - Kenneth Charles Aragon, 47, of Anaheim, Calif., passed away from a motorcycle accident on Dec. 3, 2009. He was born Nov. 5, 1962, in Pueblo, Colo. Ken was preceded in death by his grandparents, Antonia and Santiago Aragon and Marie Berumen. He is survived by his wife, Renee; children, Jessica, Gabrielle, Alyssa, Adam and Nathan; parents, Clem and Anita Aragon; siblings, Dee (Kevin) Weber and Kris Aragon; nephews and niece, Reid (Jen), Aaralyn and Tre, Chad, Nick and Ty Weber; and many other family members. Ken served in the Marine Corps from 1986 to 1989. He was a 20-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, where he recently worked as a community relations officer. He also was a 15-year member of the CRASH unit in South Central L.A. He enjoyed working for PALS, which is an activity-based program for at-risk youths. He enjoyed fishing, jet skiing, camping and especially softball, whether coaching his daughters' softball teams or playing the game himself with a fierce competitiveness. Ken was a loving father, husband, son and brother, and he lived life to the fullest. He will be greatly missed by family and friends who knew him as ' Ace.'  Funeral services will take place in California and a memorial service in Pueblo will be announced at a later date. Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2009 - Kenneth Charles Aragon, 47, Anaheim, Calif., formerly of Pueblo, Dec. 3. Fairhaven Memorial Cemetery, Santa Anna, Calif. December 15, 2009 - Kenneth Charles Aragon, 47, Anaheim, Calif., passed away, Dec. 3, 2009. Celebration of Life service, 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 18, 2009, Pueblo Christian Center. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations for his family may be made to Vectra Bank in Kenneth' s name.

Aragon, Laura
Laura Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - August 3, 2010 - Laura Aragon, 81, born in Maes, N.M., passed away on July 31, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Mary Alcon; siblings, David, Alice and Eliseo; daughter, Marie Vigil; and grandson, Dion Gonzales. She is survived by her children, Betty Gonzales, Anthony Aragon, Michael (Arlene) Aragon and Arlene (Lawrence) Vega; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; two great-great-grandsons; father of her children, Eloy Aragon; siblings, Emma Ulibarri, George (Wanda) Alcon, Ernie Alcon, Fernando Alcon, Richard (Flora) Alcon, Mary Alcon-Young, Pita (Gilbert) Carrillo and Marcello (Jenny) Alcon; and numerous nieces and nephews. At Laura' s request, there will be no viewing. Rosary, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, with funeral Mass to follow at 11 a.m., St. Leander Catholic Church. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following service.

Aragon, Lorenzo J.
Lorenzo J. Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2009 - Annual memorial to honor Pueblo's homeless who died - Fifteen people, aged 37 to 86, will be remembered at observance - Most of them lived an isolated, lonely life. Some were addicted to drugs or alcohol, others had mental or other health issues. All of them had at one time experienced homelessness and for some, that lifestyle may have contributed to their cause of death. Regardless of how they lived their lives, those who interacted with the 15 homeless men and women who died in Pueblo during the past 12 months want to ensure that they are remembered in death. On Tuesday, friends and family of the 15 individuals are invited to remember their loved ones at the sixth annual Pueblo Homeless Memorial service. The annual service is set to begin at noon near the St. Francis of Assisi statue, located on the far northwestern edge of the riverwalk. "We want to make sure that all these people are remembered and recognized for who they were," said LaTanya Yarbrough, a case manager at Posada agency for the homeless and organizer of the memorial event. "Everybody deserves to be remembered and for some, this is the only way that family and friends can gain closure is by holding a service like this." As part of the event, Yarbrough said family and friends are invited to share their memories about those who have died this year. The Pueblo Veterans Ritual team also will offer a 21-gun salute in honor of the two homeless veterans - Daryl Holt and Thomas Reynolds - who died this year. There also will be music provided by the Wild West Cowboy Church band. A luncheon will follow the memorial service. Those who will be remembered at this year's service and their dates of deaths follows: Linda Henson, 59, May 21, 2007; Daryl Holt, 48, June 22, 2007; Thomas Reynolds, 40, July 25, 2007; Frances Marie Jagger, 67, Aug. 13, 2007; Nettie Solano, 63, Aug. 30, 2007; April Passero, 54, Sept. 18, 2007; Joseph Vigil, 48, Sept. 28, 2007; Joseph Ponce, 53, Oct. 6, 2007; Curtis Chavez, 37, Oct. 8, 2007; Jean Yarbrough, 86, Nov. 7, 2007; Robin Sanchez, 43, Nov. 21, 2007; Jeffrey Trujillo, 42, Dec. 5, 2007; Randy Riggs, 42, Dec. 25, 2007; Linda Knoll, 47, Feb. 9, 2008; Ted Garcia, 61, April 9, 2008; Kelly Ann Tilley, 45, Aug. 12, 2008; Benjamin Acosta, 42, Oct. 26, 2008; Jesse David Archuleta, 53, Oct. 29, 2008; Joe Patrick Pacheco, 38, Nov. 2, 2008; Jerry Cortez, 26, Nov. 10, 2008; Steven Crispin, 46, Nov. 13, 2008; Christine (Tina) Barela 41, Nov. 17, 2008; Eugene (Gino) Roney, 74, Dec. 28, 2008; Lorenzo J. Aragon, 45, Jan. 16, 2009; Cheryl Lynn Finn, 38, Jan. 29, 2009; Herman J. Gonzales, 62, March 7, 2009; Mary L. Wellington, 53, March 10, 2009; Norman Ray Nading, 49, March 17, 2009; Robert Alan Williams, 49, March 26, 2009; Jeffery Ralph Figueroa, 47, April 14, 2009; John Michael Bussey, 45, April 19, 2009; Herman J. Bach, 61, May 6, 2009.

Aragon, Lorraine Catherine
Lorraine Catherine Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - August 5, 2012 - Lorraine Catherine Aragon, 52, born July 26, 1960, was called home to be an angel in heaven on July 31, 2012. She is survived by her sons, Rio Ramon (Mandy) and Dylan Patricio Aragon; granddaughter, Aspen Lily Raine Aragon; best friend and sister, Debra Rosales; loving brothers, Gabriel (Joann) Padilla, Ronnie Trujillo and Daniel Urioste; adored stepsiblings; stepfather, Daniel Urioste Sr.; numerous beloved nieces, nephews, grandchildren and friends. Also survived by the Trujillo and Aragon families. Preceded in death by her parents, Clemente "Lee" Trujillo and Connie Trujillo; sister-in-law Barbara Aragon and the love of her life, Lee Sanchez. Lorraine enjoyed cooking, music, concerts and most of all devoting time to family and friends. Lorraine had a beautiful spirit. She was caring, generous and full of love. She was a proud mother and grandma. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Viewing, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, followed by a rosary/funeral service, noon; all services held at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation to follow. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Aragon, Louis John
Louis John Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2009 - Louis John Aragon, 38, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 9, 2009. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. today, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 2400 W. 22nd St.

Aragon, Merlinda A.
Merlinda A. Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2010 - Merlinda A. Aragon, 29, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 6, 2010. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marie Aragon; and grandparents. She is survived by her loving husband of 13 years, Oscar Molina-Navarez; children, Arturo, Deanna, Oscar Jr. and Breanna; father, George Padilla; siblings, Brenda Angel, Steve (Trudy) Aragon and Johnny (Norma) Aragon; stepbrothers, George and Andrew Padilla; godchildren, Cecilia and Adolfo; godparents, Mary (Bob) Marshall-Ortiz and Daryl Marshall and Esther Vigil; in-laws, Prudencio and Virginia Molina; nephews, Jonathan, Austin, Steven and Matthew; nieces, Nicole, Kendra, Corey, Marlena and Alicia; best friend, Cynthia (Saul) Mendoza; close friends, Melissa Sena, Monique Mendoza, Tiffany Whitney and Capt. Harold and Maggie Laubach; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Romero Chapel. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. and Liturgy of the Word, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Anne' s. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Aragon, Nora B.
Nora B. Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2011 - Nora B. Aragon, 84, of Avondale, formerly of Fowler, went to be with the Lord on June 22, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Adolph and Delfina Aragon; baby sister, Delfinita; and great-niece, Caitlyn True. Nora is survived by her siblings, Connie (Ernie) Rael, Adolph (Lillian) Aragon, Secora (Delfie) Aragon, Bonnie (Agneda) Aragon, Yolanda (Alvin) True and Edward (Stacy) Aragon; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Romero Chapel. Rosary, 10 a.m. Monday, with funeral Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Avondale, Colo. Interment, Fowler Cemetery, Fowler, Colo. Family and friends will be received at the church hall in Avondale following interment. Special thank you to Westwind Nursing Home and Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Aragon, Paula J.
Paula J. Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2010 - Paula J. Aragon, 64, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 9, 2010. She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Gilbert ' Pops'  Herrera. Paula is survived by her loving husband; mother, Rose; sister, Carla; son, Isaac Price; stepdaughter, Sara Davis; mother-in-law, Mary Ann Herrera; sister-in-law, Belinda (Richie); brothers-in-law, Tim (Cora), Ben and Gilbert; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Aragon, Raymond
Raymond "Ray J" Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - March 6, 2009 - Raymond "Ray J" Aragon, 56, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 1, 2009. Preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Alice Aragon; and sister, Liz Aragon-Montez. Survived by his children, Ray (Kim Terrones) Aragon, Henry Aragon, Mark (Vicky Solano) Aragon, Aaron (Melissa) Aragon and Alisha Aragon; 13 grandchildren; brothers, Pete Aragon, Henry Aragon and John Aragon; special aunts, Lala Casados and Eleanor (Louie) Padilla; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. The family will have a gathering for Raymond "under the bridge" in Salt Creek starting at 2 p.m.

Aragon, Robert A.
Robert ' Bob' A. Aragon - Trinidad Times Independent - August 12, 2010 - Robert ' Bob'  A. Aragon, 71, was born Aug. 1, 1939, in Trinidad. He passed away Aug. 10, 2010, at his home. Bob was a military retiree, having served 20 years in the United States Marine Corps. He is credited with serving two tours of duty in Vietnam. Bob was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to fish and hunt. Preceding him in death are parents, Adeline (Gonzales) Aragon and Claude Aragon; sister, Margie Shipley; sister-in-law, Marian Aragon, and nephew, Mark Shipley. Survivors are sons, Robert Aragon, Colorado Springs; Keith (Tiffany) Aragon, Aurora; Robert and Keith' s mother, Jeri Aragon James; brothers, Pete, Denver; Claude (Liz) Trinidad; Jim, Los Angeles; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Bob will be missed by family, friends and neighbors. Visitation was Thursday, Aug. 12, at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the U.S. Marine Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers are Jerome Higgins, William Mason, Joe Aragon, Andy Ward, Chris Vahrenhorst, and William Horton. Active pallbearers are Jeff Aragon, Pete Aragon, John Aragon, Brian Horton, Don Huckaby, and Jose Esquibel. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the V.F.W., 1018 Alabama, Trinidad, CO 81082. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Aragon, Rudolph G.
Rudolph G. "Rudy" Aragon - Trinidad Times Independent - June 16, 2012 - Rudolph G. "Rudy" Aragon, 73, passed away June 4, 2012. He was born in Torres, Colo., to the union of Faustin and Irene (Vigil) Aragon. He resided at the Vail Hotel for many years. He is survived by his sisters, Lillian Medina, Esther Rodriguez and Evelyn Cortez; a sister-in-law, Frances Aragon; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Alden Aragon, Eugene Aragon, Leo Aragon, Julia Romero-Lucero and Faustin Aragon. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. Friday; Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 11 a.m. Saturday, with funeral Mass to follow. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the Mediterranean Room following the burial rites.

Aragon, Santiago Jr.
Santiago ' Sandy'  E. Aragon Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2012 - Santiago ' Sandy'  E. Aragon Jr., 78, departed this life on March 25, 2012, after a brief illness. He was born on July 20, 1933, to parents, Antonia and Santiago C. Aragon. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Rosalie; children, Sharon (Gerard) Martinez, Marilyn (Drake) Castro, Vincent and Anthony Aragon; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sisters, Juanita (Max) Baros, Sue McCormick, Carol Arellano; and brothers, Clem (Anita) Aragon and Frank (Mary) Aragon; sisters-in-law, Rhoda Aragon, Cora Villegas, Georgia Villapando; and numerous nieces and nephews. Sandy was preceded in death by his parents, Antonia and Santiago C. Aragon; mother-in-law, Sally Rael; brother, Leon ' Chico' ; brothers-in-law, Leroy Valdez, Reuben Arellano, Pat McCormick; nephew, Ken Aragon; and special loving daughter-in-law, Ruby Aragon. Sandy served in the U.S. Army and earned several medals. He worked for 32 years at CF&I and Titan Security for 26 years. He was a member of the VFW and served as president of the Zaragoza Mutalistica Society for five years. He enjoyed taking long walks, spending time with his wife, children and other family members and watching Westerns. He shall be greatly missed by family and friends. Family may be contacted at their family home. Viewing, 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2012, Imperial Funeral Home.

Aragon, Sergio
Sergio Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - July 3, 2009 - Sergio Aragon, 34, went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on June 29, 2009. He was born Nov. 6, 1974, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by grandparents who loved him dearly. Survived by parents, Joel and Maria (Susie) Aragon; beloved sister and brother- in-law, Elva and Bo Harsch; precious aunts and uncles; many cousins and dear friends that he loved so much. Sadly missed by godparents, Phil and Freda Bustos and family. Our strong Sergio had a heart of gold; he touched many lives. He loved his goddaughter, Jazzelle "Jazzy" Bustos with all his heart. He loved being in the mountains, watching the sunrise, going to church and barbecuing with family and friends. We'll never forget you, hito. At his request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service, 2 p.m. today, July 3, 2009, Fellowship of the Rockies. Burial, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Remembrance reception at Fulton Heights preceding the burial. Arrangements through Imperial Funeral Home.

Aragon, Shirley Ann
Shirley Ann Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 2013 - Shirley Ann Aragon, 48, a lifetime Puebloan, stepped into eternity April 1, 2013. She was born Oct. 6, 1964. A homemaker who loved and lived for her grandchildren, she was a hands-on grandmother. She graduated from Central High School, class of 1983. She leaves to cherish her memory four sons, Ray J. (Rae Ann) Aragon, Robert (Margarita) Aragon, Matthew Aragon, Charles (Andrea) Aragon; six grandchildren, Ray J. Aragon Jr., Jayvion Aragon, Amaya Lee Aragon, Dario Aragon, Amarie Aragon and Quiana Gonzales. Also survived by her father, Jose Aragon; mother Theresa Aragon (George Salazar); 10 siblings, Arthur (Pat) Aragon, Gloria (Robert) Blea, Angie (Donald) Baros, Susan (Donald) Romero, Joe (Rosalie) Aragon, Betty (Manuel Tafoya) Aragon, Diana (Joe) Casados, Billy (Senada) Aragon, Lillian Vega and Ruben (Joyce) Valdez; other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her stepmother, Barbara Aragon. Rosary service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, both services at Angelus Chapel. Interment, Mountain View cemetery. Repast at the Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites.

Aragon, Teresa Ann
Teresa Ann Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 2013 - Teresa Ann Aragon, 56, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2013. She was born Feb. 26, 1957, to the union of Adella and Albert Chavez, who both preceded her in death; along with brother and sister-in-law, Phillip (Linda) Chavez. She is survived by her loving husband, Francisco Joe Aragon, for whom she was the caregiver since he became disabled. Also, by her beautiful daughters, Brittany (Jeremy) Alvarez and Holly Aragon; her grandchildren, Neveah and Avery Alvarez; her siblings, Ralph (Lydia) Chavez, Louis (Isabel) Chavez, Jenny (Ray) Torres, Charles (Rosemary) Chavez, Richard (Barbara) Chavez and Ernest (Susan) Chavez; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Teresa loved to spend time with her family and most of all, her grandchildren, Neveah and Avery. Rosary, 6 p.m. today, and memorial Mass, 11 am. Saturday, both services at Holy Family Catholic Church. Special thanks to St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center and Hospice House for their hospitality and care. Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 2013 - Teresa Ann Aragon. Also preceded in death by her sister, Laura Gomez. Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2013 - Shirley Ann Aragon. Also survived by special friend, Charles Williams.

Aragon, Thomas M.
Thomas M. Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - May 3, 2010 - Thomas M. Aragon, 92, passed away May 1, 2010. Preceded in death by his parents, Juan Aragon and Pauline Dolce; and son, Lee Aragon. Father of Isabel Andrews, Richard (Lupe) Aragon, Tony (Louise) Aragon, Ginger (Joe) Wilson, and Don Aragon. Also survived by his former wife, Molly Webb; special friend, Teresa Apodaca; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, three sisters, two brothers, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Thomas retired from the Santa Fe Railroad. He loved to dance, fish, walk, and watch Western movies. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Chapel, with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Aragon, Virginio
Virginio Aragon - Pueblo Chieftain - August 9, 2011 - Virginio Aragon, 84, passed away Aug. 7, 2011. Survived by his wife, Guadalupe Aragon; children, Ben (Tina) Salazar, Alvin (Veronica) DeHerrera, Darlene (Rudy) Chavez, Sandra (Clarence) Archuleta, William Santistevan, Juan Aragon and Virg (Chuck) Abeyta; step-children, Virginia (Mike) Aguilar, Mike Sanchez, Pete (Gloria) Sanchez and Jerry (Sarah) Sanchez; brother, Alex (Cora) Aragon; brother-in-law, Jim (Bertha) DeHerrera; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Jennie Aragon on Dec. 28, 2005. Virginio was born to Justo and Dolores Aragon on Oct. 30, 1926, in Serafina, N.M. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and retired after 34 years of service from the PAD as an ammunition clerk. After retirement, he drove a bus for the SRDA and Colorado Blue Sky. Virginio was an active member of St. Anne Catholic Church for over 50 years. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, with Msgr. Mark Plewka as celebrant. Both services at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2701 E. 12th St. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team and interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Aranda, Anthony
Anthony "Tony" Aranda - Pueblo Chieftain - May 3, 2009 - Anthony "Tony" Aranda, 61, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2009. Born Sept. 27, 1947. Tony served in the U.S. Army and was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a steelworker at the CF&I. Preceded in death by his daughter, Mona; and parents, Lee and Della Aranda. Survived by his son, Tony Aranda Jr.; sister, Ginger Gallegos; brother, Lee (Rose) Aranda; fiancΓ©e, Roseann, and her three kids. Tony loved tennis, always giving back. He coached the Lynn Middle School Cougars tennis team of Las Cruces, N.M. He loved his trusted friend, "Diego" the therapy dog. Tony was buried in a beautiful blue coffin at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with full military honors on April 10, 2009. He will be sadly missed by his family, tennis friends, veterans and fiancΓ©e. Arrangements by Getz Funeral Home, Las Cruces, N.M.

Aranda, Anthony Lee
Anthony "Tony" Lee Aranda - Pueblo Chieftain - May 8, 2009 - Anthony "Tony" Lee Aranda, 74, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 6, 2009. Preceded in death by his parents and brother. Survived by many family members and friends. The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Nikki and Jessica at Walgreen's and Deanne and Dr. Howe. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Friday, Apostolic Assembly, Eighth and Queens.

Aranda, Daniel Dwain Sr.
Daniel Dwain ' Danny'  Aranda Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2013 - Daniel Dwain ' Danny'  Aranda Sr., June 21, 1954-April 13, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony Lee and Elvera O. Aranda. He is survived by his wife, Eileen Aranda; son, Daniel D. (Sandy) Aranda Jr.; grandchildren, Alexander and Abigail Blom; brothers, Anthony Lee (Theresa) Aranda and Dennis Guy (Jody) Aranda; good friend, Harold Archuletta (Val) (Karen); as well as numerous aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, all of whom loved him. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Aranda, Elvera Ophelia
Elvera Ophelia Aranda - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2012 - Elvera Ophelia Aranda, 75, born March 16, 1936, passed away on Jan. 22, 2012. Survived by her husband, Cy Cook; loving sons, Anthony (Theresa), Daniel (Eileen) and Dennis (Jodi); grandchildren, Antoinette (Lee), Maggie, Daniel (Sandy), Casey (Angie) and Maria (Paul); 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Pacifica; brother, Roy A. (Juanita); and numerous other family members who are too numerous to mention. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Aranda, Stephanie
Stephanie Aranda - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2012 - Stephanie Aranda, 36, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 2, 2012. She was preceded in death by her father, Steven Q. Vigil; grandparents, Marie Barela, Gilbert Quintana and Barbara Otero; great- grandparents, Molly and John Barela; and numerous other extended family. Stephanie is survived by her children, Samantha, Andrew and Donivan; husband, Anthony Aranda; mother, Margaret Vigil; sisters, Carla (John) Bockla and Anita (Frank) Coca; grandfather, Zacarias Vigil; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Aranda-Cox, Alicia
Alicia Chavela Aranda-Cox - Pueblo Chieftain - August 5, 2012 - Alicia Chavela Aranda-Cox, 32, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 28, 2012. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ernest and Phyllis Aranda and Ben and Pat Olivas; and brother, Gabriel ' Dre'  Hernandez. Alicia is survived by her loving husband of 14 years, Harold Cox; children, Josiah and Demetri Aranda; parents, Ray (Toni) Aranda and Cynthia Aranda; siblings, Charles (April), ' Kiki'  (Cassie), Andrea (Tony), Alex and Anna (Adam); mother-in-law, Lola; godparents, Bob and Peggy Aranda; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. At Alicia' s request, private family service, with cremation to follow.

Arceneaux, Margaret
Margaret Arceneaux - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2009 - Margaret Arceneaux passed away Sept. 16, 2009. Survived by her children, Rose Rice, Edward (Jorene) Arceneaux, Paul (Cathy) Arceneaux and Anthony A. (Alice) Arceneaux; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Maria Romero, Justa Mendoza; and brother, Julian Mendoza. Margaret worked for the Lincoln Home Orphanage and later as a dietary technician at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital for 25 years. She enjoyed quilting and gardening. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Archibequ, Robert
Robert Archibeque - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2010 - Robert Archibeque, 69, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April, 24, 2010. Preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Albenita Archibeque; brother, Gabriel; sisters, Dorothy, Mary Alice and Delia (Joe) Trujillo; sister-in-law, Patsy. Survived by his children, Debra, Dan, Gary (Rose) and Andy; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Toni (Dee) Aragon and Patsy (David) Garcia; brothers, Richard and Ray; several nieces, nephews and god-children. Memorial service 6 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Archibeque, Albenita
Albenita Archibeque - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2009 - Albenita Archibeque, born Dec. 26, 1919, in San Miguel, N.M., passed away Dec. 2, 2009. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Antonio Archibeque; and her children, Gabriel, Mary Alice, Dorothy and Delia. Albenita is survived by her children, Robert Archibeque, Tonie (Dee) Aragon, Richard Archibeque, Raymond Archibeque and Patsy (David) Garcia; 18 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great grandchildren. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, with a rosary at 6 p.m., Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements through Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Archibeque, Dee Lillian
Dee Lillian Archibeque - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2011 - Dee Lillian Archibeque, 74, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 22, 2011. At her request no services, cremation has taken place.

Archibeque, Eleanor M.
Eleanor M. Talmadge Archibeque - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2009 - Eleanor M. Talmadge Archibeque, 89, of Walsenburg, died on Friday, March 13, 2009. Survived by her children, Isaac Brown, Los Angeles, Calif., Dorothy (John) Zamora, Riverside, Calif., Linda (Leroy) Matlock, Grand Junction, Colo., and David Brown, Walsenburg. Rosary, 6 p.m. Tuesday and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday; both at St. Mary Church. Interment, South St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Archuleta, Alfred B.
Alfred B. Archuleta - Pueblo Chieftain - March 3, 2009 - Alfred B. Archuleta, 73, born on May 15, 1935, died March 1, 2009. Preceded in death by his parents, Steve and Ruby Archuleta. He leaves to cherish his children, JoAnn (Philip) Maldonado, Stevie Archuleta, Richard (Linda) Archuleta, Mary Liz Velasquez, Steve Velasquez and Diane Barela; mother of his children, Mary Lopez; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; brothers, Ernest, Steve and Robert; sisters, Esther and Margaret; close friends, Gary and Bobbie; and numerous family and friends. He touched the lives of many people and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The family may be contacted at 369-5884 or 252-9794. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Archuleta, Charles
Charles Archuleta - Greeley Tribune - March 7, 2008 - Charles Archuleta, April 26, 1930-March 2, 2008 Age: 77 Residence: Walsenburg Tribute: The son of Cirillo and Ofelia (Cordova) Archuleta, Charles Archuleta was born and raised in Walsenburg. In 1950, he joined the Army and served for three years. In 1953, he married Janet Garbiso of Walsenburg. They moved to Greeley that year and farmed. He later divorced. In 1978, Mr. Archuleta briefly owned the Sombrero Bar in Ault, and then went back to farming. In 1980, he married Pat Gonzales of Greeley. After a farming accident, Mr. Archuleta retired in 1992 and moved to Walsenburg in 1994. He was a hard worker and knew many people during his farming years. He made homemade wine, listened to Joe Ruibal on the radio and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Mr. Archuleta died Sunday at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs. Survivors: His wife, Pat of Walsenburg; four daughters, Sharon Baca and husband Walt and Theresa Euresti and husband JR, all of Greeley, and Janet Salazar and Kathi Renaud, both of Walsenburg; a son, Charles Archuleta Jr. of San Diego, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are five stepchildren and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by: His parents and a sister, Evelyn Roybal. Services: 10:30 a.m. today at St. Mary's Church in Walsenburg. Interment: St. Mary's Cemetery, Walsenburg. Notes: Johnson-Romero Funeral Home in Walsenburg is in charge of arrangements.

Archuleta, Edna
Edna Archuleta - Pueblo Chieftain - November 3, 2009 - Edna Archuleta, 78, passed away Nov. 1, 2009. Preceded in death by her husband, Jose ' Archie'  Archuleta; and parents, Alex and Dora Rodriguez. Survived by children, Adam (Jessica Baysinger) Archuleta and Linda Reyes; grandchildren, Shyenne and Hailie Archuleta, Verna (Arturo) Prieto, Alicia and Rene Moreno and Brenda Hernandez; sisters, Phyllis (Bernie) Bernardo and Rosalee (Manuel) Cordova; and brother, Richard (Audrey) Palomino. Also survived by numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Mary Church, with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Archuleta, Eleanor
Eleanor Archuleta - Trinidad Times Independent - April 14, 2009 - Eleanor Archuleta, passed away at home with her family on April 12, 2009. She was 57. She was born in La Junta May 20, 1953, to Mary Dora (Florez) and Felix Jaure. She loved to be with her grandkids and loved making everyone laugh. She will truly be missed by everyone who knew and loved her. Preceding her in death are husband, Rafael Archuleta; parents, Felix and Dora Jaure; granddaughter, Porsha Borrego and brother-in-law, Tony Casias. Survivors are children, Donald (Nancy) Miera, James (Paula) Miera, Monica (Genaro) Trevino, Renee Romero (Anthony), Melissa (Jonathan) Alanis, Christie Sanchez, Tammie Borrego, Lori (Camilo) Tarango; sisters, Inez Casias, Angie (Glen) Maddaleni, Lucille (Jerry) Zimmer, Bernice (Leonard) Blackston, Debbie Jaure, June Jaure, Jeanette (Robert) Santistevan; brother, Demertio Jaure; 23 grandkids and one great-granddaughter, and numerous other relatives. Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Louise Nelson officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Archuleta, Eleanor Brito
Eleanor Brito Archuleta - Trinidad Times Independent - April 14, 2010 - Eleanor Brito Archuleta, former Trinidad resident, passed away in Sioux Falls, S.D., on April 12, 2010. She was 90. She was born in Trinchera April 19, 1919, to Silveria (Martinez) and Felix Sanchez. Eleanor was a member of Jehovah' s Witnesses. Preceding her in death are parents; husband, Chris Brito; second husband, Dan Archuleta; sons, Chris Brito, Jr. and Robert Brito. Survivors are grandchildren, Chris Brito, III, Ellie Brito-Larsen, Amy Brito-Renz, Bobby Brito, Jr. Brian Brito, eight great grandchildren and special caregiver, Patty Brito. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 19 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 20 at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Archuleta, Elivinio
Elivinio "Levi" Archuleta - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2009 - Elivinio "Levi" Archuleta, formerly of Pueblo, passed away in Chicago, Ill., on Jan. 11, 2009. Preceded in death by beloved daughter, Sandra Tellez; parents, Epifanio and Maria Martinez Archuleta; brothers, Jerry and Cruz Archuleta. Levi leaves his loving memories to be cherished by his beloved children, Bernadette Garibay, Steven Archuleta, Gail (Daniel) Balick and their mother, Nora; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Felix, Epifanio (Lydia) George, Jimmy (Dianna) and Rudy Archuleta, Lucille (Gilbert) Guerra, Mildred (Angelio) DeHerrera, Stella (Ben) Martinez and Lillian Archuleta (Larry); in-laws, Henry (Francis) Aranda, Gilbert (Ersie) Manzanares and Donna Williams. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, at Holy Rosary Church, 2400 W. 22nd St.

Archuleta, Eloisa
Eloisa Archuleta - Pueblo Chieftain - April 3, 2007 - Eloisa Archuleta, 90, of Redwing, died Sunday, April 1, 2007. Rosary, 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, and funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Chama. Burial, Gardner Catholic Cemetery, Gardner.

Archuleta, Eufracia Mary
Eufracia Mary (Abeyta) Archuleta - Salt Lake Tribune - September 12, 2008 - On September 10, 2008 our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandma and great-great-grandma Eufracia M. Archuleta at 100 years of age, passed away at home in Salt Lake City of natural causes. She was born in Trujillo Creek, Colorado on March 15, 1908 to Francisco Abeyta and Feliciana Muniz Abeyta. She was married three times to Guillermo Martinez, Eugene Duran and Dave Archuleta. She lived most of her life in Colorado Springs, Colorado where she raised five children and worked for the State of Colorado as a "Homemaker". She moved to Utah in 1987 to live with her daughter Frances, who lovingly took care of her for the last 21 years. Survived by daughters Frances Casias, Agnes Vigil, son Andrew Martinez, 35 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 37 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, siblings, husbands and daughters Delores Martinez, Isabel Zavella Schnebelen and son Joe Martinez. Special thanks to Legacy Health Care who helped care for Eufracia. Viewing will be held Fri. at Neil O'Donnell & Sons Mortuary 372 E. 100 S. at 6 to 7 p.m. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. by Rev. Eugenio Yarce of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She will be buried in Trujillo Creek. Colorado. No flowers Please.

Archuleta, Gilbert
Gilbert Archuleta - Pueblo Chieftain - June 7, 2009 - Gilbert Archuleta went to be with the Lord on June 4, 2009. He is survived by two sons, Gilbert Jr. and David; son-in-law, Frank Caputo; two daughters, Laura Caputo and Amanda. Gil retired from the Denver Rocky Mountain News in 1996. He volunteered at the Pueblo City-County Library and participated as a mentor for youth tutoring programs. He lived every day to the fullest and will be forever remembered for his beautiful smile and positive outlook on life. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph Church. Arrangements through Imperial Funeral Home.

Archuleta, Helen
Helen Archuleta - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2010 - Helen Archuleta, 68, departed this life on Jan. 22, 2010. She was born and raised in La Jara, Colo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Onesimo and Silvianita Duran; brothers, Gilbert, Joe ' Poldo'  and Leo Duran. She is survived by her husband, Joe ' Eddie'  Archuleta; children, Wanda (Donald) Trujillo, Michael (Kathy) Archuleta, Trina (Richard) Trujillo, Bernadette (Lawrence) Mendoza; grandchildren, Brandy, Heather, Anastacia, Brandon, Christopher, Michael, Alyssa, Jayson, Angelo, Bryan, Cisco; four step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister, Viola Law; sister-in- law, Lorraine (Chuck) Iness, Erma (Grant) Nichols, Cora Duran; and many godchildren, family and friends. Helen retired from School District No. 60 in 2006, where she worked as a teacher' s aide for 30 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was very proud of how close her family is. She loved watching and cheering on the Broncos, Nuggets and Rockies teams as well as fishing, reading and making crocheted and embroidered blankets for her family and friends. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, with interment at Imperial Cemetery.

Archuleta, Jesse David
Jesse David Archuleta - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2009 - Annual memorial to honor Pueblo's homeless who died - Fifteen people, aged 37 to 86, will be remembered at observance - Most of them lived an isolated, lonely life. Some were addicted to drugs or alcohol, others had mental or other health issues. All of them had at one time experienced homelessness and for some, that lifestyle may have contributed to their cause of death. Regardless of how they lived their lives, those who interacted with the 15 homeless men and women who died in Pueblo during the past 12 months want to ensure that they are remembered in death. On Tuesday, friends and family of the 15 individuals are invited to remember their loved ones at the sixth annual Pueblo Homeless Memorial service. The annual service is set to begin at noon near the St. Francis of Assisi statue, located on the far northwestern edge of the riverwalk. "We want to make sure that all these people are remembered and recognized for who they were," said LaTanya Yarbrough, a case manager at Posada agency for the homeless and organizer of the memorial event. "Everybody deserves to be remembered and for some, this is the only way that family and friends can gain closure is by holding a service like this." As part of the event, Yarbrough said family and friends are invited to share their memories about those who have died this year. The Pueblo Veterans Ritual team also will offer a 21-gun salute in honor of the two homeless veterans - Daryl Holt and Thomas Reynolds - who died this year. There also will be music provided by the Wild West Cowboy Church band. A luncheon will follow the memorial service. Those who will be remembered at this year's service and their dates of deaths follows: Linda Henson, 59, May 21, 2007; Daryl Holt, 48, June 22, 2007; Thomas Reynolds, 40, July 25, 2007; Frances Marie Jagger, 67, Aug. 13, 2007; Nettie Solano, 63, Aug. 30, 2007; April Passero, 54, Sept. 18, 2007; Joseph Vigil, 48, Sept. 28, 2007; Joseph Ponce, 53, Oct. 6, 2007; Curtis Chavez, 37, Oct. 8, 2007; Jean Yarbrough, 86, Nov. 7, 2007; Robin Sanchez, 43, Nov. 21, 2007; Jeffrey Trujillo, 42, Dec. 5, 2007; Randy Riggs, 42, Dec. 25, 2007; Linda Knoll, 47, Feb. 9, 2008; Ted Garcia, 61, April 9, 2008; Kelly Ann Tilley, 45, Aug. 12, 2008; Benjamin Acosta, 42, Oct. 26, 2008; Jesse David Archuleta, 53, Oct. 29, 2008; Joe Patrick Pacheco, 38, Nov. 2, 2008; Jerry Cortez, 26, Nov. 10, 2008; Steven Crispin, 46, Nov. 13, 2008; Christine (Tina) Barela 41, Nov. 17, 2008; Eugene (Gino) Roney, 74, Dec. 28, 2008; Lorenzo J. Aragon, 45, Jan. 16, 2009; Cheryl Lynn Finn, 38, Jan. 29, 2009; Herman J. Gonzales, 62, March 7, 2009; Mary L. Wellington, 53, March 10, 2009; Norman Ray Nading, 49, March 17, 2009; Robert Alan Williams, 49, March 26, 2009; Jeffery Ralph Figueroa, 47, April 14, 2009; John Michael Bussey, 45, April 19, 2009; Herman J. Bach, 61, May 6, 2009.

Archuleta, Joe Eddie
Joe Eddie Archuleta - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2013 - Joe Eddie Archuleta, 74, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 15, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; sister, Josie; and parents, Frank and Cleofes Archuleta. Joe is survived by his children, Wanda (Donald), Michael (Kathy), Trina (Richard) and Bernadette (Gabe); 11 grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; siblings, Lorraine (Chuck) and Erma (Grant); and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing prior to services. Rosary service, 6 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Archuleta, Joe Leo
Joe Leo Archuleta - Pueblo Chieftain - June 9, 2011 - Joe Leo Archuleta, 79, passed away June 5, 2011. He was born Nov. 4, 1931, in Walsenburg, Colo., to the union of Cirilo and Ofelia Archuleta; they preceded him in death; along with his wife, Ramona Archuleta; and siblings, Charles Archuleta and Evelyn Roybal. Leo retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. He enjoyed being with family and visiting with friends. Leo is survived by his sons, Gilbert (Cheryl) Archuleta and James Archuleta; siblings, Ollie (Annie), Porfie, Andy (Maggie), Leroy (Judy) Archuleta and Lorraine Archuleta; five grandchildren, Gilbert (Beto) Archuleta Jr., Ashley Archuleta, Melissa Romero, Jeremy Romero and James Archuleta II; five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. Friday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Angelus Chapel, with the Rev. Frank Davied officiating. Interment, Fairview Cemetery, Salida, Colo.

Archuleta, Jose Reginaldo
Jose Reginaldo Archuleta - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 2009 - Jose Reginaldo Archuleta, 81, of Pueblo, Dec. 12, 2009. Inurnment, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Archuleta, Joseph D.
Joseph D. Archuleta - Pueblo Chieftain - June 9, 2011 - Joseph D. Archuleta, 86, Walsenburg, June 7. Boies-Ortega, Walsenburg.

Archuleta, Josephine
Josephine Archuleta - Pueblo Chieftain - February 3, 2012 - Josephine Archuleta. Memorial service, 2 p.m. today, Romero Chapel.

Archuleta, Josephine
Josephine "Rose" Archuleta - Trinidad Times - July 24, 2006 - Josephine Rose Archuleta was born January 29, 1915, first child of Pete and Emma Archuleta. She was raised in Sopris, Colorado, graduating from Sopris High School, then attending nursing school in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She returned and worked as a registered nurse at the Trinidad hospital and later moved to California, where she spent the remainder of her career in nursing: first as surgical nurse at Memorial and St. Mary's Hospitals in Long Beach and then as Director of Nursing at a private facility. An accomplished bowler, she added trophies to her collection in her spare time. After retiring, Rose returned to Trinidad, fulfilling her wish to rejoin her brothers and sisters in the mountain region she loved. She was happy to hike and fish, visit friends and family, read and crochet, attend services at Holy Trinity, and enjoy an occasional Chicken Fried Steak at Bob & Earl's. As her physical challenges increased, Rose was especially pleased by frequent visits from her devoted nephew John Medina and her close and loving friendship with Gloria Armijo. She leaves behind a host of friends as well as loving family members: sister Irene McAllister, son James Anthony, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Rose will be missed and remembered by all. Services for Rose will be held on Friday, July 28th, 2006 at 10 a.m. at Comi Funeral Home.

Archuleta, Linda
Linda Archuleta - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2013 - Linda Archuleta, 49, of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly April 19, 2013. She was preceded in death by her son, Matt ' Fresh'  Archuleta; and sister, Marie Hope Galvan. Linda is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Mark Dean Archuleta; children, Mark (Vanessa) and Stephanie; six grandchildren; parents, Fernando and Martha Galvan; siblings, Tina (Rudy) and Fernando (Mary Lou); and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Linda is going to be greatly missed by all of her family. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Archuleta, Linda Marie
Linda Marie Archuleta - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 2011 - Linda Marie Archuleta, 62, a native Puebloan, made her transition after a long illness to be with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ April 1, 2011. Born Oct. 31, 1948, to the union of Ernest and Virginia May Hernandez Sr., both preceded her in death; along with her sons, Norman Vincent and Jeremy Jason; and parents-in-law, Jerry and Nora Archuleta. Left to cherish Linda' s memory is her beloved husband of 37 years, Joseph G. Archuleta; and brother, Ernest (Priscilla) Hernandez Jr.; sister, Suzette Butler, Texas; brothers-in-law, Ricardo (Frances), Gerald (Betsy), Mike (Carolina), Eddie (Diane), Robert (Edith) and Charles (Bernadette) Archuleta; sister-in-law, Mary (Timo) Padilla; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Linda leaves behind friends and family who will always remember her as a warmhearted Christian person, a sister who will be deeply missed. Her cute dog, Hershey, will miss her, too. She is our champion, so very special, who touched the lives of all who met her. She was a longtime member of the Bethel Temple Pentecostal Church. Linda' s strong faith, hope and love kept the family together and sustained her through years of ill health; she was on dialysis for over 10 years. Linda had a wonderful passion for kids, liked to travel, spend time with family and friends, enjoyed music, crocheting, cross-stitching, crafts, reading books and loved baking when she was able. Linda' s family expresses its love and sincere thanks to her home care providers, doctors, nurses, the Fresenius Medical Care Pueblo North, Argus Homecare Inc., SRDA Inc. and Sangre de Cristo Hospice Care for their wonderful care and support and special thanks to ' Angie Romo,'  close friend and caregiver. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel, with Pastor Abel Fuentes officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment. Contributions may be made to the Linda M. Archuleta Memorial Fund at Pueblo Bank & Trust.

Archuleta, Lydia
Lydia Archuleta - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 11, 2012 - Lydia Archuleta, 73 passed away April 6, 2012 at her home in Colorado Springs, surrounded by family. Lydia was born in Walsenburg, CO March 24, 1939 to Abe & Della Herrera. She was a former resident of Pueblo, CO then settled in Colorado Springs, CO. Lydia is survived by her husband of 55 years Epifanio Archuleta and children; Barbara (Hank) Krause, Betty (Danny) DeLaTorre, and Diane (Richard) Rael along with seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Francis (Leo) Montano, Erlinda (Steve) Tafoya and Louise (Martin); Four brothers- in-law, four sisters-in-law, several nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Abe & Delia Herrera, sister, Betty and brother, Richard Herrera. In-laws; Epifanio and Mary Archuleta and three brothers-in-law. Lydia retired from AMI and will be known for her pork green chili and her style. She will be missed greatly. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00AM Friday, April 13, 2012 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2318 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO.

Archuleta, Margaret J.
Margaret J. Archuleta - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2010 - Margaret J. Archuleta, 88, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 23, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eulogia and Alfredo Montoya; son, Rudy Archuleta; and siblings, Joe B. Montoya, Mary Barela and Louie Montoya. Margaret is survived by her children, Jerry (Claudia) Archuleta, Lydia (Alan) Archuleta-Jones and Lora Bailey; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson, Armando, who was the light of her life; siblings, Lucille Cordova, Manuel Montoya, Steve (Celia) Montoya and Gloria (Bob) Cruz; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family; and numerous friends who she made on her life' s journey. Special thank you to Becky, Calvin, Gene, Dolores, Ernie, Georgia; her grandchildren, Sara and Chuck; and the staff of Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Archuleta, Maria
Maria "Bell" Archuleta - Pueblo Chieftain - May 2, 2009 - Maria "Bell" Archuleta, 65, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 29, 2009. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Sanchez. Maria is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Ralph L. Archuleta; children, Ralph G. Archuleta, Carlos (Marie) Archuleta, Andrew (Lela) Archuleta and Annette Archuleta; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; mother, Evangeline Sanchez; siblings, Marlene (Ken) Hawkenson, Yvonne (George) Castro, Manuel (Rose) Sanchez and Gene (Debbie) Sanchez; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Maria was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her family dearly. Maria was a born-again Christian who loved the Lord. She enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and sewing. She also was very talented with crochet. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 9 a.m. Monday, Praise Assembly of God. Interment, Chama Cemetery, Red Wing, Colo.

Archuleta, Mary
Mary Archuleta - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 2012 - Mary Archuleta, 79, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 23, 2012. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, with rosary service to follow at 5 p.m. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Archuleta, Matthew Fernando
Matthew Fernando Archuleta - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 16, 2006 - Pueblo Man Dies in Crash on I-25 - Authorities Say Vehicle May Have Been Speeding - A 21-year-old Pueblo man was killed Saturday morning after his sport utility vehicle crashed on Interstate 25 about five miles north of Pueblo, the Colorado State Patrol reported. Matthew Fernando Archuleta was pronounced dead at Parkview Medical Center from injuries suffered in the crash. A passenger in the vehicle, Chanielle Jade Mostashiry, also 21, was listed in fair condition at Parkview on Saturday evening, said David Caughman, administrative supervisor at Parkview. Archuleta was driving south on I-25 about 7 a.m. when the 1998 GMC Jimmy ran off the road and into the center median, according to the state patrol. The vehicle hit a post, veered back onto the road, spun around, ran off the right side of the road and rolled twice. Archuleta was thrown from the vehicle. The vehicle appeared to have been speeding, the state patrol reported. Neither victim was wearing a seat belt.

Archuleta, Miguel
Miguel Archuleta - La Revista De Taos Newspaper - February 1909 - Miguel Archuleta age 60. Killed 11 Feb 1909 by a Santa Fe Railroad Train in La Junta Colo. Miguel Archuleta had problems with his hearing and did not hear the train approaching as he walked on the rail road tracks. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Archuleta, Milisandra
Milisandra ' Millie' Archuleta - Trinidad Times Independent - June 25, 2011 - Milisandra "Millie" Archuleta, passed away June 23, 2011, at home at the age of 94. Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by the Comi Funeral Home.

Archuleta, Nora
Nora Archuleta - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2009 - Nora Archuleta, 80, Chicago, formerly of Pueblo and Boone, Nov. 19. Rivera, Chicago.

Archuleta, Rita
Rita Quintana Archuleta - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2012 - Rita Quintana Archuleta, 103, died April 5, 2012. She was born in El Cerrito, N.M. Preceded in death by husband, Ambrosio Archuleta; daughter, Mary Archuleta; and baby, Joseph Archuleta. Survived by her children, Nate (Rosalie) Archuleta, Irene (Carlos) Godinez, Crisela (Merlin) Vice and Maurice (Shelly) Archuleta; sister-in-law, Jesucita Quintana; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Rita was a member of the Legion of Mary and Altar Society. She loved to cook and bake for all of her family, friends and neighbors. She will be remembered for her generosity, kind spirit and strong faith and missed by many. Viewing, 10 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2012, followed by rosary service at 10:30 a.m.; funeral Mass immediately following, all held at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Joseph Building Fund at 1145 S. Aspen Road, Pueblo, CO 81006.

Archuleta, Shaune Edward
Shaune Edward Archuleta - Trinidad Times Independent - June 2, 2012 - Shaune Edward Archuleta, husband, father - Shaune Edward Archuleta, 42, died Saturday, May 26, 2012, at home surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born Dec. 5, 1969, in Colorado Springs to Marcelina Donna (Gonzales) and Joseph Edward Archuleta. He attended school at Fountain-Fort Carson High School. Shaune, affectionately known as Elvis, was a jokester who always had a smile and loved to make others happy. He was a kind, generous man who always put others before himself and helped anyone in need. He liked to draw, loved music and was a skilled basketball player. He was united in marriage Oct. 5, 2007, to Linda Neirenger. He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents, Bonafacio and Stella Gonzales; his uncles, Manuel Gonzales and Darrel Gonzales; his cousin, Johnathan Ramos; and many other family members. He is survived by his wife, Linda; his daughters, Shantel Gerrado and Katlyn Hatch; his son, Lance Hatch; his sister, Bonnie Morrison; his brothers, Lenny Ledford, Lawrence Padilla and Joseph Jaquez; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 4, at Comi Funeral Home followed by private inurnment. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Archuleta, Shirley Anne
Shirley Anne Archuleta - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2010 - Shirley Anne Archuleta went to be with the Lord on July 19, 2010. Preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Magdelena Archuleta. She is survived by three children, six grandchildren, five brothers and two sisters. She will be missed and very loved. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, July 23, 2010, at 1517 Roselawn.

Archuleta, Sotero Jose
Sotero Jose Archuleta - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2009 - Sotero Jose Archuleta, 81, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 18, 2009. Preceded in death by his parents and five siblings. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Josephine Archuleta; children, Raymond, Patricia, Ralph (Chris), Joe (Shari); grandchildren, Michelle, Jeff, Nicole and Erica; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Juan; sisters, Odelia and Bennie; and numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment.

Archuleta, Viola
Viola Archuleta - Pueblo Chieftain - July 5, 2009 - Viola Archuleta. On June 1, 2009, Viola Archuleta passed away in Pueblo, Colo. She had been a resident of University Park Care Center in Pueblo. No services were held and this is the notice to the public of her passing. I am her foster/adopted son, Steve Hanna. I am responsible for this letter. A private service will be held later at the gravesite. Viola Martha Cerda was born in Walsenburg, Colo., to Filomena and Faustine Cerda on May 4, 1928. She had two brothers, John and Bill. She spent her time in the Gardner and Red Wing areas, where her parents worked and farmed for many people including the Schulers. She married Celistino "Archie" Archuleta in 1945. When Archie came back from Korea, they resumed their lives in Southern Colorado, farming and ranching on the Hanna Ranch. Never having their own children, they met Mary and Clark Hanna and their six children. Viola and Archie filled the role as second parents for these children. After Clark Hanna and his daughter Randy were killed, and Mary married Jon Frost and had her son, Jay, Viola took in Jay as her own along with Mary's other kids. Viola loved these children as if they were her own and they loved her in the same way. She and Archie spent 40 years with the family. They lived on the Frost Ranch and became cornerstones of the ranch. There was no other family closer to the Hannas and the Frosts than Archie and Viola. Viola is survived by her brother, Bill; and her niece, Billie Jo; Bill's wife, Vickie, and her daughters, Rayetta and Georgiann. She will have a nice reunion with her parents and Mary. She will be missed dearly by the children and grandchildren she raised: Terry, Karen, Harah, Ginger, Wallis, Ferris, Steve and Anna, Kirk and Jay, and by her many friends and extended family members. God be with you until we meet again.

Archuletta, Larry
Larry ' Motorscooter'  Archuletta - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2012 - Larry ' Motorscooter'  Archuletta, 70, passed away Oct. 13, 2012, with his family at his side. A lifetime Puebloan, he was born Nov. 23, 1941, to Elias Archuletta and Eufemia Cordova; they both preceded him in death; along with in-laws, Jim and Teresina Martinez; sons, Sammy, Robert and John; brothers, Teto and George; sisters, Margaret, Dora and Angie. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Beatrice Archuletta; children, Ray (Joel), Larry (Berta), Gilroy (Christina), Lorie (Clarence); brother, Tim and Dee Cordova; grandchildren, Josh, Aaron, Gilly, Markie, Sherie, Sierra, Eliscia, Sunnierae, Jordan, Aleiya, Elias and Bella; six great-granddaughters; also two daughters from previous marriage, Donna and Loretta; two godchildren, Sharon and Theresa; brothers-in-law, Alphonso (Linda), George (Tana), Jimmy (Jessie), Dean (Maria), Rueben (Donna) and Albert (Gina); sisters-in-law, Bertha, Judy (Mike), Linda, Maryann (Lloyd) and Lorriane (Kenny); several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Larry was known for building fast cars. He was an avid race car driver at Beacon Hill Speedway until 1976. Larry was the first Chicano to win the main event on Cinco de Mayo in 1972. He had a great passion for his 1955 Ford and his 1954 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 (Christine). Visitation, 4 to 8 p.m. today, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, both at Angelus Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Archuletta, Robert
Robert Archuletta - Pueblo Chieftain - August 9, 2010 - Robert Archuletta, 54, passed away Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, in Odessa, Texas. He was born July 23, 1956, in Pueblo Colo., to parents, Robert J. Archuletta and Mary Gallegos. He married Ebby Stolz on June 1, 1987, in Odessa. He started Jancus Pro Services in 2000 and he was a successful, honest business man. He deeply loved his grandchildren and was a wonderful dedicated son, husband, brother, father and grandfather. He enjoyed trips to the lake, driving fast cars and visiting with friends and neighbors. He was an extremely selfless person and always put others before himself. He was preceded in death by mother Mary Archuletta. He is survived by his loving wife, Ebby Archuletta of Odessa; father, Robert J. Archuletta and wife, Mary, of Pueblo, Colo.; sons, Nicholas Archuletta and wife, Marissa of Odessa, Matthew Archuletta of Odessa; brothers, Chuck Archuletta and wife, Cynthia of Denver, Colo., Anthony Archuletta and wife, Marlene of Visalia, Calif.; sisters, Eleanor Trujillo of Pueblo, Susan Martinez and husband, Joe of Charlotte, N.C., Dolores Montoya of Pueblo, and Cindy Amato and husband, Rocky of Denver; grandchildren, Kaden Archuletta and Breanna Archuletta; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made in his memory to the Children' s Cancer Society. Service, 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, St. Joseph, Church, Pueblo.

Arciniega, Jason Joey
Jason Joey Arciniega - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2010 - Jason Joey Arciniega, 26, Las Animas, Jan. 8. Horber, Las Animas.

Arduini, Jane M.
Jane M. Arduini - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2010 - Jane M. Arduini, 93, passed away in Pueblo on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, after a brief illness. Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Merlin A. Arduini; parents, Dominick and Martha Giadone; sisters and brothers-in-law, Salena and Tom Giodone, Carmela and Pete Scalese, Eva and Sam Musso, Nettie Masciotra, Annie and Jim Masciotra, Phil and Jane Giadone and Gus Giadone; mother and father-in-law, Jennie and Victor DeLuca. She is survived by her son, Merlin V. (Virginia) Arduini; daughter, Martha (Leonard) Vigil; grandsons, Paul Hatfield, Merlin Sam Arduini and David Arduini; granddaughters, Marla Jones and Paula (Juan) Herraez; and great-grandson, Nicholas Jones; brother-in-law, Pat Masciotra; sister-in-law, Chris Giadone; numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday; both services, Cathedral of The Sacred Heart, with Monsignor Leonard Rack as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Jane loved her family and friends very dearly. She touched all who knew and loved her, and will be deeply missed. The family thanks Betty Ulibarri and Ramie Garcia for providing compassionate care to Jane during her illness.

Arduini, Merlin V.
Merlin V. Arduini - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 2012 - Merlin V. Arduini, 67, passed away April 2, 2012. He was the ultimate family man, survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Virginia Arduini; children, Merlin Sam Arduini of Longmont, Marla Jones, Paula (Juan) Herraez and David Arduini; grandson, Nicholas Jones; sister, Martha (Leonard) Vigil; nephew, John Paul Hatfield (Liz Garrett), all of Pueblo. Merlin was born May 5, 1944, in Salida, Colo., to Merlin A. and Jane M. Arduini. He retired from the Pueblo Depot Activity as an electronics technician. His greatest attributes were his sharp wit, dry sense of humor and creative spirit. His hobbies included astronomy, music, gardening and wood carving. In 1998, Merlin had a heart transplant and was blessed to live 14 more years. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 7, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, April 9, at Our Lady of the Meadows, 23 Starling Drive, with concelebrants, the Rev. Father James King and the Rev. Father Ben Bacino. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Arellano, Amalia Lucy
Amalia ' Molly'  Lucy Arellano - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2010 - Amalia ' Molly'  Lucy Arellano, 87, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 28, 2010. She is survived by her five children and two stepsons, Annette Gaddis (Mike) of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Anthony ' Tony'  (JoAnn) Arellano of Manchester, N.J., Eugene (Julie) Arellano of Pueblo, Colo., Andy (Jessica) Arellano of Denver, Colo., Lorraine Palumbo of Pueblo, Colo., Narciso (Ella Mae) Arellano of Pueblo, Colo., and Ricardo ' Rick'  (Ida) Arellano of Pueblo, Colo.; her 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She also is survived by her sister, Mary Espinoza; and her brothers, Julian Romero, Philip Romero, Max Romero, Ray Romero, Sam Romero, Roman Romero and Mike Romero. Molly was preceded in death by her loving husband, Valdemar Arellano, who passed away on March 17, 2006; also by her sister, Josie Gomez; her brothers, Eloy Romero and John Romero; and her son-in-law, John ' The Mailman'  Palumbo. She will be remembered as a lover of games that she played with all her children and grandchildren, and will be missed by all of us including her cousins, many nieces and nephews, her hairdresser, Micky, and her kitty, Stormy. Viewing for friends and family, 3 to 7 p.m. today, March 31, 2010, Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 1, 2010, Agape Fellowship, with burial to follow.

Arellano, Andrew Thomas
Andrew Thomas Arellano - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2011 - Andrew Thomas Arellano. Our beloved Andrew ' Andy'  Thomas Arellano, born Aug. 13, 1949, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 21, 2011. Andy was preceded in death by his parents, Valdemar and Amalia Arellano; Gloria Arellano; brothers, Antonio and Rueben Arellano; godmother, Tive Sanchez; and in-laws, John Palumbo and Ida Arellano. Andy is survived by his wife, Jessica; children, LaLena, Andrea, Sara (Joseph), Thaddeus, Salina and Natalie; grandchildren, Celeste, Monique, Lawrence, Jasmine, Ciera, Rhiannon, Adriana, Gianna, Angelo, Lexi, Preciosa, Serenity and Constance; great-grandchildren, Jaydah, Amiyah and Zephaniah; brothers and sisters, Annette (Mike), Gene (Julie), Lori, Narciso (Ella), Rick, Dickie (Joann); godfather, Ted; mother-in-law, Mossie; father-in-law, Ron; sister-in-law, Charmaigne (Corey); brother-in-law, Bob (Rick); and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Service, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, Romero Family Funeral Home, 1805 S. Sheridan, Lakewood, Colo. Interment to follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Arellano, Antonio V.
Antonio V. Arellano - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 2011 - Antonio V. Arellano, 64, of Manchester, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at home. He worked as an iron worker for 20 years for Union Local #373 in Perth Amboy before retiring in 2009. Born in Walsenburg, Colo., he resided in Pueblo, Colo., before moving to Manchester 14 years ago. He was a Vietnam veteran serving in the Air Force from 1966-1970. Surviving are his wife of 20 years, JoAnn Mitchell Arellano; five children, Amalia Anzelone (Salvatore), Antonio II (Alison), Kristina, Cherrie and Tara; three grandchildren, Thomas, Dominiq and Cassandra; five brothers and two sisters, Annette (Mike), Gene (Julie), Andy (Jessica), Lori, Narciso (Ella Mae), Rick, Dickie (Joann).

Arellano, Arlene
Arlene Arellano - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2011 - Arlene Arellano, 58, passed away Dec. 11, 2011. She was preceded in death by her father, Ernesto Arellano; brother, Duane Arellano; sister, Jenny Arellano-Trujillo; nephew, Joe Flores; and nieces, Leticia Flores and Erica Arellano. She is survived by her mother, Clorinda Arellano; sisters, Margie (Dave) Pierce, Patsy (Marcus) Padilla, Josie (Robert) Alire, Virginia (Danny) Medina, Duane (Crystal) Nunez; goddaughters, Donisia Trujillo and Larissa Apodaca; ' Babies,'  Cameron and Christopher Nunez; special friends, Mirenda ' Peaches'  Hall and Charles Jones; and numerous other relatives and friends. Arlene graduated from East High School in 1971. She retired from Verizon Communication Services in Washington, D.C., in 2004. Homegoing Celebration, 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, Praise Assembly of God. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Reception to follow at Praise Assembly.

Arellano, Dave Orlando
Dave Orlando Arellano - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 2009 - Dave Orlando Arellano, 82, Pueblo resident for the past 57 years, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 5, 2009, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. He was born June 22, 1927, in Los Mogotes. Mr. Arellano served in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy. Member of Moose Lodge Chapter No. 19. He was a retired heavy equipment operator, he loved spending good times with his family and grandchildren, taking them fishing and telling them about life in general. He spent many happy hours in his garage tinkering and always fixing items for his family and the neighborhood. Mr. Arellano was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Presiliana (Espinoza) Arellano; also brothers, Buddy Arellano, Fred and sister-in-law, Barbara Arellano; father-in-law, Filiberto Archuleta, mother-in-law, Eloisa Archuleta; brothers-in-law, Paul Archuleta, Clovis Archuleta and Leroy Archuleta. He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 58 years, Elsie M. Archuleta Arellano; whom he married Oct. 8, 1951, in Taos, N.M.; his children, Deacon Jake (Jeannine) Arellano, Dave (Mary) Arellano Jr., Joyce (Andrew) Lobato, Grace (Greg) Martinez; his siblings, Josephine (Leonard) Valdez, Alice (Herman) Gallegos, Walter (Bridget) Arellano, Virginia (Robert) Quintana, Annie (Alex) Valdez, Roberta (Wilfred) Espinoza and Anthony (Rose) Arellano; sisters-in-law, Fidella Arellano and Della Manchego; 17 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with Bishop Arthur N. Tafoya as celebrant. Full military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at graveside, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Arellano, David Chavez
David Chavez "DJ" Arellano - Pueblo Chieftain - June 5, 2011 - David Chavez "DJ" Arellano, 63, passed away June 3, 2011. He was born April 18, 1948, in Silver City, N.M, to the union Arthur and Consuelo (Chavez) Arellano; they precede him in death; along with a brother, Rueben Arellano; and several in-laws. David is survived by his loving wife, Jennie Montelongo Arellano; children, Melissa (Steve) Ayala, Richard Montelongo and Diane Sanchez; a sister, Gloria (Ray) Montes; in-laws, Pete Montelongo, Pauline DeNava, Mary Jasper, Marge Cedillo, Mona Rivera, Mary Anschutz, Luz Montelongo, Julie Quintana, Hank(Liz) Montelongo, Toni Burmann, Joe (Joyce) Montelongo, Frank (Arlene) Montelongo and Helen Montelongo; five grandchildren, Gabe and Dominique Ayala, Breanna Michelich and Daniella and Mathew Sanchez; several nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends. David was a maintenance technician for Holiday Inn. He was very loyal to his home teams, Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies, and most loyal to the New York Yankees. David was the best "Papa" to Gabe and Dominique. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Mount Carmel Catholic Church, with Father Joseph Vigil as celebrant.

Arellano, Delia
Delia Arellano - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2010 - Delia Arellano, 77, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 14, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alex M. Arellano; son, Jim Arellano; parents, Steve Urban, Agapita Urban and Ramona Urban; and sisters, Belia Montoya and Virginia Urban. Delia is survived by her daughters, MaryAnn (Alan) Combs and Alison (Vince) Rosenberg; grandchildren, J.W. (Sharette), Jesse, Brandon, Greg (Kelli), Jeff (Billi) and Jared; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Zack, Mia, Rex, Mason and Hannah; four brothers; four sisters; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Delia was a devoted wife to Alex for 55 years before his passing. She was a fantastic fisherwoman ' ” she could ' out-fish'  all of her family. She was known for her awesome red chili and macaroni salad. She loved her children but spoiled all of her grandchildren. Her family would like to express a sincere appreciation to the staff of Life Care Center; Parkview Medical Center, especially her compassionate nurses, Suzanne, Deborah, Margaret, Alicia; her neighbor, Roberta Coxen; and her best friend, Veronica Wolf. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. At her request, cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Arellano, Edward J.
Edward J. ' Eddie'  Arellano - Trinidad Times Independent - December 31, 2012 - Edward J. ' Eddie'  Arellano, 62, passed away at home Dec. 23, 2012. Funeral Mass will be Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 1 p.m. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Arellano, Erminio A.
Erminio A. Arellano - Huerfano World Journal - April 21, 2011 - Erminio Arsenio Arellano affectionately known as ' Ernie'  was born January 11, 1933 in Agua De Ramon. He was the first of fourteen children of Benjamin Arellano and Guerilamina ' Wilma'  Medina de Arellano. Ernie entered into rest on Thursday, April 7, 2011 after a short illness. He was raised on the family homestead during the depression years and as a young man of 13 years of age he found himself leaving home to go work on farms and doing some logging to help support his growing family. At 20 years of age he enlisted in the Army and did a three year stint in Germany, earning the Occupational Medal for his service. Ernie loved to spend time with his family. He loved to watch Oprah and his soap operas as well. After Dad retired he got pretty set in his routine, which included George' s Drive-In from Tuesday to Saturday. I think that it wasn' t so much the wonderful food but the atmosphere of the great staff that he enjoyed. On Sunday and Monday he had lunch at the Huerfano. He also enjoyed his dinners at Corine' s. Dad was the oldest of 14 children. He is preceded in death by his parents Benjamin and Wilma Arellano; brothers Able, Alex, Manuel, Agapito and Amitos Arellano; sisters Lilian and Augustina Arellano; nephews Alex Jr. (his godson) and Jeffrey Arellano; parents-in-law Celestino and Neopomosena Aragon; brothers-in-law Albert Velasquez, Alfonso and Billy Aragon, Wilfred Flores; and sisters-in-law Mary Flores and Gloria Aragon; goddaughter Martha Tarin; and his very special grand daughter Angel Ann Bast. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 44 years Annie Arellano; sons Adam Arellano, Roland (Amelia) Arellano, Arsensio ' Archie'  Arellano; daughters Yvonne (Michael) Griego, Sheri (James) Swope, Teri (Christopher) Neil; grandsons Rolando and Julio Arellano, Arsensio Arellano, Anthony Griego, Robbie Sims, Michael Ryan Griego, Jason Sims Jr., Malachi Neil, Erminio Neil, Aelwyn Arellano, and Adam Arellano Jr.; granddaughters Aeriel Arellano and Balize Sims; one great-granddaughter Nevah Arellano; sisters Ruth Romero, Angie Velasquez, Helen (Dan) Kraus, Joyce (Dave) Peverly; brother Lawrence (Linda) Arellano; sisters-in-law Francis Aragon, Pauline Tarin, Adabella Manzanares, Lillian Arellano, Cora Aragon and Emma Aragon; god-daughter Juanita Martinez; and many nephews, nieces, friends and family. Ernie was a remarkably thoughtful, hardworking and fun-loving person. Above all Ernie believed in family, faith and hard work, independence. He was laid to rest at the North La Veta Cemetery on Monday, April 11, 2011.

Arellano, Ernesto M.
Ernesto M. Arellano - Pueblo Chieftain - September 3, 2010 - Ernesto M. Arellano, 85, slipped away peacefully Aug. 31, 2010, with his family at his bedside. Affectionately known as ' Top Cat'  to his family and friends. He was born Feb. 20, 1925, in Capulin, Colo., to the union of Jesus and Cedelia Arellano, who both preceded him in death; along with his daughter, Jenny Arellano-Trujillo; son, Duane (Mosco) Arellano; grandchildren, Erica, Letitia and Joe; four brothers, two sisters, and several in-laws. Ernesto retired in 1986 from Pueblo Army Depot. He enjoyed watching Novellas, fishing, hunting, camping, tending to his flower garden, enjoying his life to the fullest. His biggest joy was spending quality time with family, whom he loved dearly. Memories will be cherished by his wife of 58 years, Clorinda Candelaria Arellano; his children, Arlene Arellano, Margie (Dave) Pierce, Pat (Marcus) Padilla, Josie (Robert) Alire, Virginia (Danny) Medina and Duane (Crystal) Nunez; 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Dora Montez and Stella (Bonne) Velarde and Fares (Lillian) Arellano; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Visitation, 3 to 6 p.m. today, with evening service to follow at 6:30 p.m. at Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave., with Pastor Darron Wilson officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Arellano, Fares Elue
Fares Elue Arellano - Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 2013 - Fares Elue Arellano, 81, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 3, 2013. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Arellano, Frank F.
Frank F. Arellano - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2013 - Frank F. Arellano, 66, passed away peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 14, 2013. Survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Laura J. Montoya-Arellano; children, Frank F. Arellano Jr., Barbara (Chief) Reno, Laurie (Doug) Pfeifer and John P. Arellano; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; mother, Maria; brothers, Joe and Eugene; and sister, Rose Marie (Andy) Sandoval. Preceded in death by his father, Salomon; and two brothers, Albert and Salomon Jr. Frank was born in Taos, N.M., and lived in Chamisal until the age of 6, when his dad started working at the New Jersey Zinc Co. in Gilman, Colo. They moved to Minturn in 1952, where Frank started school and continued his school years there until graduating in 1965. He was always proud of being a Battle Mountain Husky. Frank started working at the Climax Molybdenum Mine in 1965; he was there for 20 years until the mine closed. He then moved to Lakewood, Colo., and worked at Rocky Flats until he retired in 2003. He moved to Pueblo West, where he resided until his death. Frank was a member of the Pueblo West Baptist Church, where he was honored to have served as an outreach director and deacon. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Pueblo West Baptist Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Arellano, Ida Mae
Ida Mae Arellano - Pueblo Chieftain - May 3, 2011 - Ida Mae Arellano, 95, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 30, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Flora French; daughter, Shirley Jean Huntington; three brothers; one sister; and brother-in-law, Reuben Arellano. Ida is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Rick A. Arellano; daughter, Barbara (Pedro) Iriarte; nine grandchildren; 30 great- grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Lillian Heck; special nieces and nephews, Claudette (David) Retana, Lisa Arellano, Cecilia, Julian Quintana, Geri, Danny, Cisco, Richard, Raymond, Gloria and Donna Lee Gilman; special friend, Jenny Trujillo; godchildren, Rachelle Retana and Heather Arellano; and in-laws, Narciso (Ella Mae) Arellano, Carol Arellano, Jose (JoAnn) Arellano, Annette (Mike) Gaddis, Tony Arellano, Gene (Julie) Arellano, Andy (Jessica) Arellano and Lori Palumbo. Ida enjoyed spending time tending to her flowers and feeding her hummingbirds. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her family with her whole heart. She loved her poodles, KoKo and Beau Jangles. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, in care of the funeral home. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday with rosary to follow at 6 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, St. Mary Catholic Church. Cremation to follow. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Arellano, James
James "Chief" Arellano - Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 2009 - James "Chief" Arellano, 54, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 28, 2009. Preceded in death by his father, Alejandro Arellano. Survived by his sons, J.W. Arellano and Jesse Arellano; grandchildren, Brooklyn and Braden; mother, Delia Arellano; sisters, Mary Ann (Alan) Combs, Alison (Vince) Rosenberg; nephews, Brandon Combs, Jeff (Billi) Combs and Greg (Kelli) Combs; and close friends, Jimmy Bueno and the gang from T's. Chief was a fantastic jewelry maker, an awesome country western dancer and a great pool player. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church, with Father Mario Murillo as celebrant. Family and friends will be received at the church hall.

Arellano, Jose Eloy
Jose Eloy Arellano - News-Bulletin - May 24, 2007 - Jose Eloy Arellano, 71, of Los Lunas and formerly of Costilla, passed away on May 18. He was the owner and operator of Joe's Conoco in Costilla for many years. He was a member of La Cofradia de Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose I. & Tonita Arellano, and sister, Celia Santistevan. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lillian M. Arellano; children, ToniAnn Martinez (Ernesto) of Los Lunas, Nora Gonzales, (Dr. Rudy) of Colorado Springs, Colo., Alma Duran (Demecio) of Costilla, Luciano Arellano (Paula) of Pueblo, Colo., Mary Arellano-Atkins (Larry) of Chama, Colo. and Andrea Arellano of Los Lunas; sister, Casilda Lovato (Dee) of Costilla; seven grandchildren and many other relatives. Rosaries were recited on May 20, at Rivera Chapel and on May 21 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Costilla. Funeral mass was held on May 22 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment was held at Costilla Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Arellano, Julia
Julia Arellano - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 16, 2005 - Girl, 9, Shot in Struggle with Brother, 6 - Who Pulled Trigger in Pueblo Tragedy Not Known - Pueblo - A 9-year-old girl was fatally shot Monday as her younger brother struggled to get their father' s handgun away from her, authorities said Tuesday. Julia Arellano died from a single gunshot wound to the chest about 5:50 p.m. at her home on Kirk Avenue in eastern Pueblo. Investigators with the Pueblo County Sheriff' s Office hadn' t determined whether the girl or the 6-year-old boy pulled the trigger. ' Both of them had ahold of the gun,'  sheriff' s spokesman Steve Bryant said. At least two adults - the children' s grandmother and father, Ruben Arellano ' ” were home during the shooting. The grandmother comforted the boy, who was being cared for Tuesday by relatives. The father fell ill after the shooting and was hospitalized. He was in good condition Tuesday afternoon in the intensive care unit at St. Mary Corwin Medical Center. Julia found the .22-caliber gun on the floor underneath a dresser in a bedroom shared by her father and brother, investigators said. Julia' s brother told her to put down the gun and leave it alone, but she continued to play with it and loaded a magazine, Sheriff Dan Corsentino said. The boy grabbed the gun to try and take it away, and it fired during the struggle. ' The tragedy of this, we can' t even explain the magnitude of it just from the perspective you have a 9-year-old little girl who had her whole life ahead of her, and the impact it' s going to have on the 6-year-old little boy is significant, as well as the rest of the family members,'  Corsentino said. It hasn' t been determined whether any adults in the home will face charges such as child neglect or providing a gun to a juvenile, Corsentino said. Investigators found three other guns in the home, shared by several family members; the children' s mother doesn' t live there, investigators said. The other guns were in the uncle' s room. None of them had gun locks and were not secured in locked boxes or cabinets, investigators said. Corsentino encouraged people to secure guns out of reach of children. And if the guns are locked up, hide the key where children can' t find it. Parents should also talk to their children, ' because guns are a natural curiosity to children,'  Corsentino said. Tell them if they find one, he said, not to pick it up. ' Too few children can reliably distinguish between a real gun and a toy gun,'  Corsentino said.

Arellano, Mary C.
Mary C. Arellano - Trinidad Times Independent - October 4, 2011 - Mary C. Arellano, age 92, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on September 22, 2011. Visitation will be Thursday, from 4 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be Friday, September 20, 2-11 with Rosary at 9:a.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 1523 Arizona Ave. Honorary pallbearers are Lee Torres, Edward Arguello, Dennis Ezpinoza, Fred Martinez, Sam Tapia, Dekota Torres, Wyatt Torres, Matthew Vigil, Shauniely Torres, Hailee Vigil, and Ashton Torres. Active pallbearers are Richard Wojcik, Dennis Geck, Marc Vigil, Arnulfo Saucedo Jr. III, Ramon Martinez and Alex Olguin. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Sociedad de Nuestra de Guadalupe. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Arena, Frances Rose
Frances Rose Arena - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 2012 - Frances Rose Arena, 78, passed away April 28, 2012, in Pueblo West, Colo. Frances is survived by her husband, children and grandchildren. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3, with memorial service to follow, Funeral & Cremation Care of Colorado, 44 E. Spaulding, Pueblo West, Colo.

Argo, Charles K.
Charles K. Argo - Anchorage Daily News - December 8, 2006 - Former Alaska resident Charles K. Argo, 70, died Dec. 15, 2005, in Centralia, Wash., after a long illness. A service with military honors was held Dec. 22 at the American Legion Post 17 in Centralia. Burial was at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Wash. Mr. Argo was born May 30, 1935, in Trinidad, Colo., to Lionel and Mimi Argo. He joined the Marine Corps at the age of 17 and served in the Korean War. He worked as a Teamster, long-haul driving in Washington State. He moved to Alaska in 1975 and worked hauling pipe for the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. He worked as a truck driver until 1984. He then worked as a corrections officer at Cook Inlet Pre-trail until this retirement in 1995. He and his wife Patty spent 10 years traveling most of the Lower 48 states. His family wrote: "He will be missed by his family and friends. He could always make you smile even when you didn't want to." He is survived by his wife, Patty Argo of Napa Vine, Wash.; daughter, Melissa Argo of Wasilla; sons, Chuck and Brian Argo of Washington state; and brother, Donald Argo of Albuquerque, N.M. He was preceded in death by his son, Joey Walker. Arrangements were with McVicker's Fir Lawn Funeral Home in Toledo, Wash.

Argo, William J.
William J. ' Bill'  Argo - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2010 - William J. ' Bill'  Argo, 80, of Fowler, died May 11, 2010, at St. Mary- Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo. He was born on Sept. 22, 1929, in Manzanola, Colo., the son of Robert J. and Mildred Earl Argo. He attended Manzanola schools and graduated from Manzanola High School in 1948. He was married to Martha Helen Bitter on July 1, 1950, in Raton, N.M. Mr. Argo farmed in the local area for many years. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Helen; and son, Don, of the family home; daughters, Christine Argo of Fowler and Shelly (James) Sigler of Boone; son-in-law, Stuart D. Hemphill of Pueblo, five grandchildren; and a sister, Helen (Ed) Brandfus of La Junta. A daughter, Debra Kay Hemphill died June 7, 2008. Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Friday, May 14, 2010, at Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler, with the Rev. B.J. Ballard officiating. Jonathan Fox will be the soloist for ' The Old Rugged Cross'  and ' In The Garden.'  Casket bearers are John Arnold, Steven Arnold, Douglas Arnold, Robert Valdez, Jimmy Dangaard and Randy Corsentino. Burial will be in the Fowler Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler.

Arguello, Arthur Steven
Arthur Steven Arguello - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 2012 - Arthur Steven Arguello, 61, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 10, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur. Arthur is survived by his daughter, Shelly; son, Jeremy (Nicole); grandchildren, Destiny, Jeremy Jr., Hannah, Emily, Xavier, Mercedes and Quintan; mother, Margaret; and extended family. He will be sadly missed. No services will be held, per his request.

Arguello, Bette H.
Bette H. Arguello - Trinidad Times Independent - January 13, 2011 - Bette H. Arguello went with the Lord Jan. 11, 2011, at Trinidad State Nursing Home. Bette (Elizabeth Helen Martin), was born in Segundo June 14, 1923, to Teresa Koch and Eugene Martin. Bette retired from Trinidad State Nursing Home after 21 years as an LPN. She also worked at the CF&I Company Store in Valdez for 13 years. She was a member of Holy Trinity Parish all her life. Being baptized into the Catholic faith at age 32, was a very important moment in Bette' s life. She was preceded in death by her parents Eugene and Teresa Martin, sisters, Natalie (Dolly) Trujillo and Marie Selvey, nephew, Robert (Bob) Palmero, grandsons, Bobby Palmero Jr., Justin Zavala and very dear and special friend Carl M. Johnson. Survivors are son, Deacon Phil (Elvira) Martin Sr., daughter, Glenda (Michael) McMaster, Nathalie (Larry) Duran, special nephew Joseph (Sandy) Trujillo. Grandson Phil Jr. (Samantha) Martin, granddaughter Rebecca (Kevin) Morales, Desiree (Ryan) Sheldon, grandson Christopher Lawless, granddaughters Larice (Jack) Wojewski, Jessica (Eric) Haigh, great grandsons Luke and Manuel Pedraza, Kelvin Morales, great granddaughter Samantha Cruz, great grandsons Roan Sheldon, Benjamin, Jacob and Oliver Wojewsk, Andrew and Tristan Haigh, Lynelle (Brady) Legerski, Audra and Clint Palmero. Visitation will be Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Mullare Murphy Funeral Home. Vigil service will be Sunday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Funeral will be Monday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers: Luke Pedraza, Manuel Pedraza, Christopher Lawless, Kelvin Morales, Joe Trujillo, Clint Palmero. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Cokedale volunteer Fire Department, Kathy Kumm, P.O. Box 3323, Cokedale, CO 81082 The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Arguello, Dolores
Dolores Arguello - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2009 - Dolores Arguello, 60, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 15, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Arguello; and father, Elias A. Martinez. Dolores is survived by her daughters, Kimberly Arguello- Reyes and Vanessa Renee Robles; mother, Agapita Martinez; sister, Catherine Martinez; brother, Lee (Esther) Martinez; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Dolores was a very devoted mother. She was a lifelong caregiver for her handicapped daughter. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Saturday, Agape Fellowship, 611 Broadway Ave. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Arguello, FermΓ­n
FermΓ­n Arguello - Rivera Funeral Home - December 27, 2010 - Fermin Arguello age 95 passed to heaven peacefully at home on Dec. 25, 2010 surrounded by family. He is preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Sabinita Arguello, father, Albino Rosendo Arguello, mother, Sylviana Arguello and step mother, Candelaria Arguello, daughter, Cornelia Garcia, infant daughter, Marcia Arguello, grandson, Michael Medina, great grandson, Marcus Brengman and sister-in-law, Eloisa Anderson. He is survived by his children, Beatriz Gonzales, Lucia Medina (Teodoro), Maria Natividad Romo (Felipe), David Arguello (Trinidad), Carlos Arguello (Elena), son in law, Rey Garcia, 23 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great-grandchildren. He was a lifelong member of the Holy Name Society, Taos County Farm Bureau, Arroyo Hondo Arriba Community Land Grant, and lifelong supporter of the Taos County Fair and the Taos County 4-H. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Arroyo Hondo Arriba Community Land Grant 575-741-1444. Rosary was recited on December 29, 2010. Funeral mass was held on December 30, 2010. Both services were held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment was held at the Valdez Cemetery. BIOGRAPHY Lifelong Valdez farmer and land grant activist FermΓ­n Arguello told most everyone who came through his house the one about the sheep in the storm. As a young boy herding sheep from his native Arroyo Seco to Wyoming with his great grandfather, Arguello awoke in his tent the morning after a storm to find the sheep had died frozen where they stood. Arguello' s granddaughter MarcΓ­a Gonzales-Kimbrough said this was one of many stories that shaped her grandfather' s character. Arguello died just after having partial hip replacement surgery on Christmas Day (Dec. 25). He was 95 years old. ' It was the hardships that made him such a hardy person,'  Gonzales-Kimbrough said from her home in Los Angeles, Tuesday (Dec. 28). ' He had such a respect for what the earth has to give us.'  After losing his parents at a young age, Arguello was raised by his great grandparents, where he learned how to tend the land to accommodate modern agriculture without sacrificing New Mexican tradition. It was a balance Arguello kept and defended his entire life. Like many TaoseΓ±os, Arguello was a proverbial Jack of all trades, working jobs from Taos Ski Valley lift operator to Pot Creek sawmill worker to a craftsman who built bomb test structures to be used by Los Alamos National Laboratory. ' I was often the only Latina on the slopes amid lots of Texans and Oklahomans and I' d get special greetings and special help boarding the ski lift from all the operators who were Latino locals and knew I was my Grandpa' s granddaughter,'  Gonzales-Kimbrough said. But for the term of his life, Arguello' s first love was always the land, something that bled over into his family. ' In the spring I remember helping to feed the baby lambs their milk from a Coca- Cola bottle with a special feeding nipple,'  Gonzales- Kimbrough recalled. ' It was a special treat for us youngsters to be allowed to nurse the baby lambs.'  A fierce defender of local land grant rights, Argüello also came to understand later in life that he was part of a dying breed of local farmers. ' He knew people just aren' t making a living at it anymore,'  Gonzales-Kimbrough said. But until the end, Arguello continued to talk about the glories of the hardships that made him who he was. ' He talked about what a rural agricultural life really means. He said that people who talk about an agricultural lifestyle should know that it' s not just coming to Taos to enjoy the scenery and have a nice house, it' s about it being 20 below out in Valdez and the cow decides to have its calf at 2 a.m.,'  Gonzales-Kimbrough said.

Arguello, Florinda Josephine
Florinda Josephine Arguello - Pueblo Chieftain - August 2, 2011 - Florinda Josephine Arguello, 67, went to be with the Lord on July 29, 2011. She was born Jan. 27, 1944, in Canon City, Colo., to the union of Aniceto Jose and Amada (Vigil) Romero; they both preceded her in death; along with her husband, a sister and a brother. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Lori (Lou), Lorenzo (Rebecca) and Jesse (Grace); her companion, Ismel Jaramillo; three sisters, one brother, three grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at El Aposento Alto Church, 2845 E. 11th St., with Pastor Nestor Vallejos officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Arguello, Logia Rafalita
Logia Rafalita Arguello - Pueblo Chieftain - October 6, 2010 - Logia R. Arguello, 86, passed away peacefully Oct. 4, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Oct. 25, 1923, in Barela, Colo., to the union of Donaciano and Fedelia Pacheco Maldonado, who both preceded her in death; along with her loving husband, Benjamin M. Arguello, who passed July 4, 2004; a daughter, Patsy; two sons, Ben Jr. and Carl; three brothers and seven sisters; in-laws, Demetrio and Aurora (Martinez) Arguello. Logia was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. She truly spoke her mind and gave advice, but with much love and wisdom. She enjoyed playing bingo, watching softball games and traveling to Las Vegas to spend time with her daughter, Peggy, but the biggest joys of her life were the family gatherings and spending quality time with each of her grandchildren. Logia leaves behind her loving children, Dolores C. Montiel, Anthony ' Boyson'  (Kathy) Arguello, Peggy (Everett) Sanchez-Bartz, Alex ' Butch'  (Viola) Arguello and David (Judi) Arguello; siblings, Sam (Sadie) Maldonado and Liz Martinez; 44 grandchildren, 91 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, other relatives and friends. Rosary, 7 p.m. today; funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, both services at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Arguello, Lorenzo
Lorenzo Arguello - Pueblo Chieftain - September 5, 2012 - Lorenzo Arguello, 48, affectionately known as ' Bozo,'  went to be with the Lord on Sept. 1, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel; and mother, Josie; and stepson, Kenny. Survived by wife, Rebecca Russell; children, Seth Arguello, Sam Arguello, Joann Russell; stepfather, Ysmael Jaramillo; sister, Lori Arguello (Lou Salinas); brother, Jesse Arguello (Grace Arguello); brother in-law, Brand Russell; three grandchildren, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. There will be no viewing. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, Aposento Alto Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Arguello, Rose
Rose Arguello - Howe Mortuary - November 6, 2009 - Rose Arguello, 90, passed away Nov. 2, 2009, at Applewood Living Center in Longmont. Rose was born in New Mexico and lived most of her life in Trinidad. Rose was a homemaker, devoted mother and grandmother and loved her family. She was preceded in death by her husband Joe I. Arguello and is survived by her one son, Joe Arguello and his wife Verna, and daughter Betty J. Arguello, all of Longmont; three grandchildren, Brian, Jeremy and Leon and one great-grandson, Pache. Graveside services will be Friday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery, 2366 E. Main St., in Trinidad. Howe Mortuary of Longmont is in charge of arrangements.

Arguello, Thomas E. Sr.
Thomas E. Arguello Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2009 - Thomas E. Arguello Sr. born March 5, 1945, passed away Nov. 18, 2009. Preceded in death by parents, Joe A. and Adaline Arguello; mother-in-law Margie Martinez; brother, Joe A. Arguello Jr.; sisters, Maxine Gonzales, Rosie Vigil, Joann Okamura; half-brother, Mario Gallegos; grandson, Logan Joseph Arguello. Survived by wife, Lucille Arguello; sons, Tom (Joan) Arguello, Daniel (Angelica) Arguello, Joseph (Courtney) Arguello; brother, Michael (Susan) Arguello; sisters, Flo Kato, Theresa Arguello, Linda (Steve) Kroft, Madline Sartorese; foster brother, Jessie Maes; five grandsons and three granddaughters; four sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews. Thomas was a jokester with a great sense of humor, always cheerful with a positive attitude. He loved everyone and instantly made friends with anyone he ever talked to. He was a very giving person and was always willing to help anyone at anytime. Thomas was the perfect family man and loved his family dearly, always putting family first. He was the person that everyone looked to for advice and comfort. We love you and will miss you terribly. You are our hero. Memorial Dinner, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009 at 12 noon, 999 Fortino Blvd. Clubhouse.

Argyr, Nicholas
Nicholas Argyr - Pueblo Indicator - October 10, 1936 - Dr. Argyr Is Dead - Dr. Nicholas Argyr, 33, died from an attack of double pneumonia at Monte Vista October 3. He was the son of the well known Dr. Christopher Argyr of 1225 Taylor street, who died several years ago. The son was born in Pueblo and had ended a college course before leaving the city.

Ariano, Gerald
Gerald "Lolly" Ariano - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2008 - Gerald "Lolly" Ariano passed away on June 13, 2008, in a nursing home in Fountain Hills, Ariz. Born in Trinidad, Colo., Dec. 25, 1917. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Rosine; his son, Bob (Nancy) Ariano; daughter, Vicki Ariano; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Sara Ariano; brothers, Martin and Leighton Ariano; sisters, Nadine Tressell and Elizabeth Ariano. He graduated from St. Mary High School in Walsenburg, attended the Abbey School in Canon City and Adams State College in Alamosa. He served in World War II as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, where he was a B-29 pilot. He was a beer distributor for over 50 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Elks, Walsenburg club and Walsenburg golf course. He was one of the founders of the golf course, and spent many hours there playing golf and cards with his friends. At his request, cremation has taken place and a family memorial service was held. A special thank you to Dr. Solomon Villalon and hospice for taking care of Gerald during his illness. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saint Mary Senior Outreach in Walsenburg or hospice. Cards may be mailed to the Ariano family at 16455 E. Avenue of the Fountains C221, Fountain Hills, AZ, 85268.

Aring, Gina Marie
Gina Marie Whittemore Aring - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2012 - Gina Marie Whittemore Aring, 45, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Dec. 7, 2012. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Mario Alberici; and her grandparents, Katherine and Robert Whittemore. She is survived by her husband, Kristjan; her parents, Larry and Eileen Whittemore; grandmother, Helen Alberici; children, Nichole, Brett (Erica), Preston and Lewis; grandchildren, Kaylynn, Cameron, Ally, Madison and Mackenzie; sister, Mary Katherine (Chris); brothers, Larry (T.J.), Michael (Michelle); numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Gina was the happiest person we knew in spite of what life threw at her. She took care of many people and always brightened their day with her smile and laughter. We will miss her every day of our lives. Gina lived each day for her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister and grandmother. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children' s Hospital, her favorite charity, in memory of Gina through the funeral home office. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. today, followed by a rosary service at 6 p.m., both at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Arko, Johnnie Sr.
Johnnie Arko Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2012 - Johnnie Arko Sr., 65, entered heaven with Jesus on Oct. 23, 2012. He was predeceased by parents, Frank and Evelyn Arko; siblings, Frank and Mary Lou. He is survived by sons, Johnnie Jr. (Kristen) Arko and Kyle Arko; sisters, Darlene (Chuck) Norton, Debra (Kevin) Novotny; grandchildren, Johnnie III and Sophia; special friend, Nancy Mitchell; numerous relatives and friends. Johnnie was a proud U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, and a retired police officer with the Aurora Police Department. Memorial contributions may be made in his name through the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Imperial Chapel, 5450 U.S. Highway 78 West, Pueblo. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Armendariz, Clemencia
Clemencia Armendariz - Pueblo Chieftain - August 7, 2011 - Clemencia Armendariz passed away on Aug. 4, 2011. She was 89. She was born in Guadalupe y Calvo, Chihuahua, Mexico, on May 29, 1922. After managing a major retail store in Chihuahua City, she married in 1958 and moved to Pueblo, Colo., to raise a family, retiring in 1988 in El Paso, Texas. She was preceded in death by siblings, Maria Luisa Torres, Jesus de la Vega and Josefina Barrios; and her loving and devoted husband, Jesus Jose Armendariz. She reluctantly leaves her sons, Dwight, Norman, Abraham and LeRoy; and grandchildren, Abraham II, Andrea, Emerson, Erica, Aaron, Nicholas, Joshua and Emily. Public visitation, 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, rosary, 7 p.m.; and service, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011; all at Funeraria Del Angel Martin East, 1460 George Dieter, El Paso, Texas. Interment, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

Armendariz, Robert
Robert Armendariz - Pueblo Chieftain - May 4, 2012 - Journalist Robert Armendariz dies at 69 - Founder of Hispania News also an advocate for veterans - Robert L. Armendariz, founder and editor of the weekly Hispania News and a vocal advocate for veterans, died Thursday. Armendariz, 69, died in his Colorado Springs home. In a written statement Thursday, Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach saluted Armendariz. ' He was an outstanding citizen. Not only a strong advocate for our Hispanic community, Bob was a good friend to the city,'  Bach said. ' He will be sorely missed.'  Armendariz was born Sept. 8, 1942, in Sugar City, said his daughter, Roberta M. Madrid of Mesa City, Ariz. ' He graduated from Crowley County High School in 1960 and enlisted in the Army right after graduation,'  Madrid said. Armendariz served in Vietnam and was a communications specialist. He was a noncommissioned officer in charge of the Fort Carson Army Post public affairs office in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He was in the military for 20 years and left the service in 1981, Madrid said. He founded Hispania Newspaper on May 5, 1987, she said. Besides his daughter, Armendariz is survived by a son, James, of Oxnard, Calif., and two grandsons. Arrangements are pending.

Armenta, Lucille
Lucille Bernice Armenta - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2013 - Lucille Bernice Armenta was born April 17, 1934, and went to be with the Lord March 18, 2013. Preceded in death by her mother, Rose Autobee Gallegos; father, Lee P. Gallegos; and brother, Walter Ted Gallegos. Survived by her husband, Gilbert Ben Armenta; son, Gary Douglas (Brenda) Armenta; daughters, Debbie (Luiz) Armenta and Kay Aragon; grandchildren, Josh Aragon, Adam Aragon, Adrian (Brittany) Armenta, Devin Armenta, Quincy Jones and Billie Simpson; great-grandsons, Donovan DeGrado and Henry Everett; five brothers, two sisters, numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and several additions from 20 special years of child care. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, all at Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Armijo, Delfina B.
Delfina B. Armijo - Pueblo Chieftain - February 2, 2012 - Delfina B. Armijo. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. today, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, Colo. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery.

Armijo, Eliza
Eliza "Elsie" Armijo - Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 2010 - Eliza "Elsie" Armijo, of Avondale, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 6, 2010. She was preceded in death by her son, David G; parents, David and Celestina Autobee; brothers, Paul, Joe, Charlie and David; and a sister, Viola. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Ceprian; children, Gloria Salinas, Tim (Diana) and Quentin (Roberta) Armijo; grandchildren, Vanessa, Maria and David; great-grandchildren, Sherelle, Shawntelle, Shaniah and Dominic; great-great- grandchildren, Emiliano and Aubreana; sisters, Faye (Floyd) Sandoval and Alice Chavez; as well as numerous relatives and friends. Elsie was a devoted member of Sacred Heart Parish and Altar and Rosary Society. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday; funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, both at Sacred Heart in Avondale. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Armijo, Emrick James
Emrick James Armijo - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2012 - Emrick James Armijo, infant son of Megan Pearson and Joshua Armijo, went to be with the angels on March 11, 2012. Also survived by his grandparents, Susan Pearson, James Pearson, Julie and Erasmo Chaidez; numerous aunts, uncles and extended family. Service, 2 p.m. Friday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to help with medical costs through the funeral home.

Armijo, Erselia
Erselia "Ersie" Bobian Armijo - Pueblo Chieftain - September 3, 2009 - Erselia "Ersie" Bobian Armijo, Walsenburg, Colo., went to be with the Lord, Aug. 31, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Simodosia Bobian and Jacob Bobian; brothers, Jake, Nash and Henry Bobian; sisters, Viola, Lucy and Gloria; a son, David N. Armijo; granddaughter, Davita Armijo; and her late husband, Lazaro Armijo. She is survived by her children, Loretta Jackson, Ray (Irene) Armijo, Sandy (Leroy) Romero, Ed (Michelle) Armijo, Barb Armijo, Frank (Debbie) Armijo, Bill (Tonnie) Armijo, Angela (Rick) Jennings; very special friend, Julian Martinez; Robert (Geri) Trujillo, whom she thought of as a son. She also is survived by 26 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Eusebio Bobian; sister, Elaine Trujillo; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; caregiver, Renee Holly; Louverna Murillo and Susan Vallejos, whom she loved as daughters. Ersie was loved by many. She volunteered in many organizations along with several years of service to the Catholic Church. She loved to paint and sew. She was known for her green thumb and delicious food. She loved spending time with her family, who will always cherish her memory. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, St. Mary Catholic Church, Walsenburg, Colo. Interment, immediately following at South St. Mary Cemetery.

Armijo, Harold M.
Harold M. Armijo - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2013 - Harold M. Armijo, 66, of Pueblo, passed away March 13, 2013. Preceded in death by his father, Luis J. Armijo; brothers, Louie and David; grandsons, Joel and Henry. Harold is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Carmen; son, Harold (Molly) Armijo; daughters, Pamela (Ray) Bier, Julia Dunham and Jacqueline (Gary) Gabriele; grandchildren, James, Isaac and Andrew; mother, Anita Armijo; siblings, Agnes, Bob, Terry, Florence, Pauline and Paul. Harold retired from the CF&I Steel Mill after 39 years of service. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandpa, son and brother who put his family above all else. He was a man to be admired for his intelligence, wisdom, strength and passion. Harold will be remembered as an athlete, artist, guitar player, singer, and storyteller. At Harold's request, there will be no service or viewing.

Armijo, Jennie
Jennie Armijo - The Chronicle-News - February 12, 2010 - Jennie Armijo, 92, passed away at the Life Care Center in Colorado Springs, on Feb. 10, 2010. Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, Feb.15, 2010 at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal followed at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Armijo, Mary
Mary Armijo - Rocky Mountain News - January 22, 2008 - Mary Armijo, a longtime Denver resident, passed away on January 17, 2008 in the company of her family. Eralia Maria Torres born November 19, 1915; Vermejo, New Mexico. When she was young Torres moved to Sopris, a mining town near Trinidad, where she went to high school. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 51 years, Art Armijo Sr., beloved parents, departed brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children, Art, Jr., Louis, Joyce Laffea, Gilbert (Lynda), Eugene, Lorraine Allison (Steve); grandchildren, Erick Maes (Tracy), Lorrie Duran (Lucio), Greggory and Zachary Armijo; great-grandchildren, Ciera Maes, Jadon Maes, and Jordan Pacheco; sisters, Eileen Chavez, Mary Ann Craig, Francis Roque; brother, Richard Torres; godsons, Pierre Chavez, John Leal, Patrick Blanton, and Maurice Gonzales. Mary, a dedicated and loving wife and mother also unselfishly donated much of her life to many charities and organizations. She was a member of The Denver Jane Jefferson Democratic Club, a District Executive and precinct person for the Colorado Democratic Committee district 2B for over 45 years and a Precinct Captain for the Denver Election Commission. In 1985, she helped co-found the Southwest Improvement Council while on St. Anthony Social Concerns Committee. She was a member since it was chartered, a board member from 1990 to 2002, when due to health, she was given honorary Board Member Emeritus status. Mary also strove to help pioneer the active participation of women and minorities in Denver and Colorado politics. A devoted Catholic, she was an officer and member of the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, her parish since 1955. She was a loving and friendly person with a smile for all. Mary knew no animosity, with a prayer and blessing for everyone, friend or stranger. Pallbearers: Erick Maes, Greggory Armijo, Zachary Armijo, Lucio Duran, Steve Allison, and Johnny Armijo. Honorary pallbearers: Pierre Chavez, John Leal, Patrick Blanton, Maurice Gonzales, and dear friend, Larry Ball. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memoriam for her to the Altar and Rosary Society or St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church c/o St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 3801 W. Ohio Ave., Denver, CO 80219. Visitation Thursday, one hour prior to Rosary. Recitation of the Rosary, Thursday, 7:00PM at the Newcomer Family Funeral Home-West Metro Chapel. Funeral Mass, Friday 10:00 A.M. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Armijo, Paul Ike
Paul Ike Armijo - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 2011 - Paul Ike Armijo, 56, went to be with the Lord on June 23, 2011. Preceded in death by both parents, Cristobal and Adela Armijo; son, Jeremiah; brothers, Leo and Leopoleo; sister, Rainie; sisters-in-law, Mary and Isabel ' Chavela'  Armijo; brother-in-law, Joe Gonzales; niece, Lori; and nephew, Dennis. Survived by wife, Pam; sons, Chad and Jason Armijo; daughter, Audrey; grandson, Alex Gonzales; brothers, Ben (Julia), Cristobal II (Geri), Leo (Phyllis) and Leroy (Connie); sisters, Delores (John) Wyatt, Della (Sam) Mondragon, Mary Gonzales, Connie and Virg Armijo; many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Rosary vigil, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, memorial Mass to follow at 10 a.m., both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Family is receiving friends at 1702 Claremont.

Armijo, Rose Lee
Rose Lee "Maga" Armijo - Pueblo Chieftain - January 5, 2010 - Rose Lee "Maga" Armijo, 59, born Dec. 16, 1950, passed away Dec. 31, 2009. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at New Beginnings Church, 631 W. Corona Ave.

Armijo, Stella M.
Stella M. Armijo - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2004 - Stella M. Armijo, 82, went to be with the Lord on July 27, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Oct. 6, 1921, in Walsenburg, Colo., to Evaristo and Navora Martinez, who preceded her along, with her sister, Lucy Pacheco. Survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Antonio Armijo; children, Edward (Kathy) Sanchez, Richard (Jackie) Sanchez, Michael (Kim) Sanchez, Kathy (Danny) Suarez and Richard Armijo; six grandsons; four granddaughters; 13 great-grandchildren; siblings, Ida (Luis) Aragon, Ernie (Barbara) Martinez, Hope Arrey, Paul (Ann) Martinez, Virginia Garcia, Mary Ann Garcia, Sandra Soto, Frank (Catherine) Martinez, Mary Estrada; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday; both services at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Arms, John
John Arms - Rocky Mountain News - November 22, 1885 - Died at the Asylum - Pueblo, Nov. 21 - Today occurred the death of John Arms at the state insane asylum, where he has been about two years, having been a confirmed invalid, caused by intemperance. John Arms was one of the old-time and best-known residents of Peublo and originally a very smart man. He was a noted speculator in cotton in the South during the war. His daughter, Mrs. Coughling, of New York, is the only heir, the estate being valued at over $50,000, a large amount of which is clear cash.

Armstrong, Betty Jane
Betty Jane Armstrong - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - May 1, 2009 - Betty Jane Armstrong, 91, a resident of Albuquerque since 1951, died April 13, 2009. She was born March 13, 1918, in Trinidad to Fred Armstrong and Vesta Coffelt Armstrong. Betty was a graduate of Trinidad High School in 1936 and the University of Colorado in 1941 with further study at University of Wyoming and University of New Mexico. Betty was an elementary teacher for 29 years in Albuquerque. She is a member of St. John's United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women, including Naomi Circle. Betty was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an educational honorary society, the Albuquerque Association of Educational Retirees, and San Marcial Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother and sister-in-law, Merle and Dorothy Armstrong of Trinidad. She is survived by a niece, Gail Mays (Jim) of Omaha, Neb., a nephew Donald Armstrong (Dawn) of Sioux Falls, S.D., along with several great nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad at 11 a.m. Monday, May 4. Family may be contacted in c/o Donald Armstrong, 1635 S. Cleveland Ave. #306, Sioux Falls, SD 57103. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the local arrangements.

Armstrong, Christopher Justin
Christopher Justin Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2010 - Christopher Justin Armstrong, 26, of Parker, Colo., died accidentally on Jan. 6, 2010, at his home. Survived by his parents, Ronald and Teri (LaSalle) Armstrong of Parker, Colo.; brothers, Patrick and Andrew Armstrong; and sister, Michelle Armstrong; grandmothers, Janice LaSalle of Las Animas, Colo., and Louise Armstrong of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; uncles, David LaSalle, John (Denise) LaSalle, Kerry (Sandy) Armstrong; and aunt, Sylvia (Don) Clark; cousins, Ryan and Sarah. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, Horber Funeral Chapel, Las Animas, Colo.

Armstrong, Darryl Wayne
Darryl Wayne Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - July 8, 2012 - Darryl Wayne Armstrong, Oklahoma City, Okla., 50, formerly of Lamar, June 29. Peacock, Lamar.

Armstrong, Elizabeth Mae
Elizabeth ' Bessie'  Mae Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2013 - Elizabeth ' Bessie'  Mae Armstrong, born Nov. 16, 1926, in Las Vegas, N.M., to Con W. Jackson and Elizabeth ' Bessie'  Jackson. She married James ' Jim'  G. Armstrong on Nov. 25, 1953. Growing up, Bessie enjoyed being active in her high school, where she loved being a majorette and a cheerleader. She sang in a trio that performed for injured veterans returning from WWII. She was voted the most popular girl in high school. After her marriage to Jim, she enjoyed life on the ranch with her husband and children. She loved Republican politics and playing bridge. She lived a full life. Bessie was an avid reader and a generous mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. She loved her family dearly. Preceded in death by her son, Tom Armstrong. Survived by her loving husband, Jim Armstrong; children, Jack (Sue) Armstrong and Stephen Lee Armstrong; daughter-in-law, Mary Yergert; grandchildren, Malinda (Chris) Matthew, J.W. Armstrong, Cambria Armstrong, Jackson Ryan Armstrong and Travis Armstrong; great-grandchildren, Luke Armstrong and Jentry Matthew. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Celebration of her life will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Armstrong, Harold Dean
Harold Dean Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2003 - Harold Dean Armstrong, 79, passed away Aug. 19, 2003. Survived by his wife, Margaret M. "Peggy" Armstrong; children, Carol (Jim) Ritchey, Pueblo, Kathy (Duane) Ward, Amarillo, Texas, Ray Armstrong, Woodland Park, Colo., James (Beth Geske) Armstrong, Security, Colo.; brother, Adelbert Armstrong; sisters, Mareta (Don) Smith, Barbara Cullins, Geneva Hendrixon and Peggy Ann Parker; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Clarence Armstrong; and mother, Etta Armstrong. Harold was born Nov. 12, 1923, in Emporia, Kan., and was a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring from the CF&I Steel Corp. Member of the VFW, BPO Elks Lodge No. 90 and Eagles Aerie No. 145. Harold was an avid hunter, master fisherman, and loved playing pool. At his request, there will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, through the funeral home.

Armstrong, Harold H.
Harold H. Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2010 - Harold H. Armstrong died Thursday, March 11, 2010, in Mancos, Colo. He was 78. Mr. Armstrong was born Nov. 23, 1931, in House, N.M., the son of J.B. and Tessie Armstrong. He left New Mexico as a young boy, moving to Chehalis, Wash., where he completed high school. Hal married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Ann Freeman, before graduating from the University of Oregon with degrees in mathematics and engineering. Mr. Armstrong moved his wife and daughter overseas to the Marshall Islands, where he worked in civil defense and the space program on Kwajalein Island. His career continued in the space program taking his family to Texas and Hawaii and back to Kwajalein. Mr. Armstrong was the Kauai, Hawaii, site manager at the Kokee Tracking Station and was an integral part of the Apollo missions, including Apollo XI, which was the first manned lunar landing. After the Apollo missions, Mr. Armstrong was able to meet and become friends with the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong. Although not related, they joked and told everyone they were. In 1971, Mr. Armstrong moved his family to Pueblo, Colo., where he ran the Transportation Test Track designed to test high speed rail transportation. After that, he would move to Dallas then back to Colorado writing civil defense contracts. Mr. Armstrong lost his wife in 1989 to cancer. Hal would later move to Albuquerque and met his companion and best friend, Neda Powell. They were together for 20 years. In addition to his world travels, he was a genius who devoured books and enjoyed playing poker, ocean fishing and spending time with his grandkids and daughter. He was proud to be a great-grandfather. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Although Mr. Armstrong was an important part of history, he never bragged and preferred to live a simple life. Mr. Armstrong is survived by his daughter, Deb (Hal) Koenig; grandson, Brent (Kami) Koenig; and granddaughter, Mikey Koenig; and great-grandson, Kayden Koenig, all of Bayfield, Colo.; and significant other, Neda Powell of Albuquerque, N.M. Cremation will occur at Hood Mortuary in Durango. Private family service at a later date.

Armstrong, Helen M.
Helen M. Armstrong - Trinidad Times Independent - August 21, 2012 - Helen M. Armstrong, 74, passed away at her home in Weston Aug. 21, 2012. She was born in Mansfield, Texas, Sept. 1, 1937, the daughter of Grace (McTier) and Jack Gallaway. Helen enjoyed watching TV, especially old Westerns that starred the ' old cowboys'  that included Matt Dillon and John Wayne. Helen was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and her family was the greatest joy in her life. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Preceding her in death are her parents, Grace and Jack H. Galloway, first husband Monroe M. Armstrong, brothers Gilbert and Tom Galloway and sister Joy Poe. Survivors are her husband, Merl D. Grubbs of home address, sons Allen (Luz) Armstrong, Weston, Alex (Joyce) Armstrong, Weston, grandchildren, Coyt Allen (Kory) Armstrong, Cody (Kiley) Armstrong, Marti (Justin) Molina, Amber (Clay) Glass, Felicia Helen Armstrong, Andrea (David) Valero, Shane (Ronda) Watson, 12 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at 10 a.m. at San Isidro Church. Private inurnment will be held at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Armstrong, Levi
Levi Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - August 8, 2012 -Levi Armstrong, 73, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at the VA Hospital in Denver, after a long illness. Memorial service 11 a.m. Thursday Aug. 9, 2012 at True Spirit Baptist Church, 5120 Astrozon Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colo. Pastor Orion Flournoy, officiating. Military service and burial Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington Va., will be held at a later date.

Armstrong, Neoma
Neoma "Joyce" Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2009 - Neoma "Joyce" Armstrong went to live with her Lord and Savior on March 12, 2009, with her burdens laid down. She was born on Sept. 20, 1924, in Raton, N.M., to David and Mary Elizabeth (Taylor) Owen. She married Albert Armstrong on March 26, 1944; all preceded her in death. Left to cherish her memory and embrace her legacy of faith and love are her sons and their families, David (Teri) of Denver, Ron (Chris) of Pueblo, Allen "Gene" (Verna) of Pueblo and Carl "Wayne" (Toni) of Vaughn, N.M. She was the glue that held the family together for her grandchildren, Ashley (Allen) Kitchens, Jonathan Meinert, Laura (Brandon) Holguin, Jennifer (Kent) Wolbert, Brian (Kimalee) Armstrong, Richard (Emelie) Armstrong, Katie Armstrong, Susanna Armstrong, Ira (Jill) Armstrong, Daniel (Cheri) Armstrong, Kim Armstrong, Krista (Michael) Armstrong, Eric (April) Armstrong, Shanda (Chris) Perkins, Shawnda Armstrong, Albert (Michelle) Armstrong. She also is survived by 38 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; one brother, Horace "Doc" Owen of Heber, Ariz.; and sister, Barbara (Gene) Robertson; brother-in-law, Roy Burns; sister-in-law, Betty Owen. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends mourn the loss of "Joy." She was preceded in death by her sister, Lois Burns; and brother, Ray "Bud" Owen. Neoma's first loves were her family and her faith. She was a charter member of Adriance United Methodist Church. She held several jobs throughout her lifetime, most recently at the government printing office. Celebration of her life, 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2009, graveside inurnment service, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family requests donations be made in Neoma's name to your favorite charity. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Armstrong, Ruth Elaine
Ruth Elaine Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2010 - Ruth Elaine Armstrong passed away on Sept. 14, 2010. Ruth is survived by her children, Elaine Gray of Craig, Colo., Judy Peck of Pueblo, Colo., Curtis Armstrong of Rye, Colo., and David Armstrong of Pueblo, Colo. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Max Armstrong; son, James Carl Armstrong; and her parents, Ray and Mabel Fair of Fowler, Colo. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, Roselawn Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the Pueblo library as Ruth was an avid patron.

Armstrong, Yvonne J.
Yvonne J. Armstrong - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2011 - Yvonne J. Armstrong, 59, slipped away Nov. 12, 2011, with her family surrounding her. She was born on Sept. 9, 1952, in Wichita, Kan., to George and Dorothy (Whatley) Smith, who both preceded her in death. She attended South High School. She retired from the health field as a primary care provider. Yvonne is survived by her loving children, Vincent (Julia) Smith and Yvette (Marx) Vinson; siblings, Bruce (Regina) Smith and Doric (Donna) Smith; stepmother, Mary Smith; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends including Chris Gorshe, Riley Nagel and Francine. Yvonne enjoyed reading and writing poetry, and spending time with her family and friends. A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Angelus Chapel.

Arnold, Carroll
Carroll Arnold - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2010 - Carroll Arnold was born Jan. 20, 1939 in Norfork, Ark., the youngest child of Orby and Gladys (Brown) Arnold. He peacefully left this world on April 26, 2010. He will be missed by his wife, Glenann (Rogers) Arnold of Greeley, Colo.; three children, Sheila Laird (Thomas), Magnolia, Texas, Rhonda Morehead, Greeley and Gretchen Chadwick, Asheville, N.C.; grandson, Joshua Morehead, Greeley; brother, Don Arnold, Pacific Palisades, Calif. His son, Kevin Haythe preceded him in death. Carroll was a lifelong journalist who wrote for newspapers in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois and Colorado. His career also included being communication manager for General Electric Company and director of information for Farm Credit System. For nine years, he and his wife owned and operated Pikes Peak Pen & Paper Company, a retail office supply business in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was community relations director for West Plains Energy in Pueblo, Colo. and an adjunct professor at Pueblo Community College. Carroll was an active member of Sertoma Club in Colorado and participated in several political campaigns as a media advisor, writing campaign literature and television commercials. He also volunteered for Pikes Peak Harvest, a program to feed the hungry and homeless in Colorado Springs. He graduated from Parkview High School in Springfield, Mo. in 1957 and was active in class reunions and the class website. He earned a bachelors degree in history from Southwest Missouri State, where he belonged to Kappa Alpha Order, and a master' s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Mr. Arnold served in the U.S. Army as an officer in the 7th Infantry Division in Korea and 6th Army Headquarters in San Francisco, Calif. He enjoyed many hobbies, including photography, skiing and fishing. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 29, Campbell United Methodist Church, 1747 East Republic Road, Springfield, MO. Reception will follow, University Plaza Hotel, 333 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Northern Colorado in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631.

Arnold, Colette
Colette Arnold - Pueblo Chieftain - April 4, 2013 - Colette Arnold, 44, passed away April 2, 2013. Survived by her mother, Josephine; children, Cassandra (Vince Perez) Arnold, Laurali Arnold and Lucas Arnold; grandchildren, Izzy Marceleno and Zaylah Perez; siblings, Leslie (Stan) Rivera, Lincoln Arnold and Craig Arnold; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father, Robert W. Arnold; and brother, Patton R. Arnold. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Gathering, 7 p.m., Saturday, April 6, 2013, Lakeview Bar, 2330 Lake Ave. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Joni Fair Hospice House, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

Arnold, Evelyn LaVone
Evelyn LaVone Arnold - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2012 - Evelyn LaVone Arnold. In loving memory of Evelyn L. (Moss) Arnold, who went peacefully to meet the Lord on Sept. 26, 2012, in Houston, Texas. Born Dec. 5, 1945, in Fort Collins, Colo. She was preceded in death by her mother, Wanda Moss; her in-laws, Ron and Betty Arnold; nephew, David Moss; and grandparents. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, William L. Arnold; two sons, Steven and Jonathan (Audra) Arnold; her brother, Jay (Dottie) Moss and family; her sister, Carolyn (David) Reiter and family; her brothers-in-law, Ron (Karen) Arnold and family, Rick (Donna) Arnold and family; her sister-in-law, Barbara (Glenn) Prickett and family; numerous nephews and nieces and special friends.

Arnold, Jeter
Jeter Arnold - Pueblo Indicator - August 1, 1934 - Well Known Stockman Dead - Jeter Arnold, 60, one of the largest sheep owners in the Arkansas valley, died in a La Junta hospital July 27. He lived at Manzanola and had big ranches in that vicinity. Pueblo Indicator - August 4, 1934 - Mr. Truman Robinson and Mr. W. S. Carroll attended Mr. Jeter Arnold' s funeral in Rocky Ford Sunday afternoon.

Arnold, Lloyd Jr.
Lloyd Arnold Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 2010 - Lloyd Arnold Jr., 73, of Pueblo, passed away on Feb. 3, 2010. At his request, cremation has taken place. Inurnment, Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Arnold, Mary
Mary Arnold - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2010 - Mary Arnold passed away on Oct. 4, 2010. She was born in Erie, Colo., on Nov. 2, 1933, to Jacob and Elizabeth Arnold. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Peter and Donald Arnold. She is survived by her brothers, Robert (Delores) Arnold of Aurora, Marcus (Wynona) Arnold of Sun City West, Ariz., and William (Darlene) Arnold of Las Vegas, Nev. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mary will be sadly missed by her caregivers at Premium Direct Care who provided excellent care for her over the years. She enjoyed working at PDI, where she had many friends and caring staff. Mary also enjoyed watching a good movie and visiting with her family. Special thanks also goes to her case management team at Colorado Bluesky Enterprises, her guardians, The Arc of Pueblo and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Funeral service was held in Denver, Colo. There will be a memorial service for Mary at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth, Pueblo, Colo. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Arnold, Robert W.
Robert W. Arnold - Pueblo Chieftain - November 3, 2009 - Robert W. Arnold, 73, passed away Nov. 1, 2009. Survived by his wife of 47 years, Josephine; children, Leslie Ann (Stan) Rivera, Lincoln, Craig and Colette, all of Pueblo; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his son, Patton ' Bubba'  Arnold on June 2, 2004; and his parents, Frederick and Evelyn Arnold. Robert was born Feb. 11, 1936, in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from the rail mill at the CF&I. He was a handyman who could fix anything. His favorite hobbies were hunting, fishing, drinking his beer and an occasional bet or two. Robert enjoyed entertaining friends and was known to be quite the comedian. He also was an avid Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies fan. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Following the service, the family will receive friends at 2 p.m. at the Cosmopolitan Club, 311 Baystate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America, through the funeral home.

Arnold, Ward S.
Ward S. Arnold - Pueblo Indicator - November 23, 1935 - Stone City - Ward S. Arnold, receiver of the Stone Co. and Colo. Kan. R.R. passed away at his home in California, recently. R.W. Arnold has been Superintendent of both companies here, several years. He is well liked, and we would regret to lose him in case there are changes, due to the death of W.S. Arnold. R.W. Arnold attended the funeral which was held in Chicago.

Arnone, Alice J.
Alice J. ' Dolly' Arnone - Trinidad Times Independent - April 6, 2012 - Alice J. ' Dolly'  Arnone, 81, died Monday, April 2, 2012, at Parkview Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Dolly was born Dec. 28, 1930, in Aguilar to Angelina (Javernik) and Oreste Cattani. She graduated from Aguilar High School in 1949 and was united in marriage Sept. 2, 1951, to Joe Arnone at St. Anthony' s Catholic Church in Aguilar. Together the couple had seven children. Alice was preceded in death by her beloved son Dino; her parents; her stepfather, Frank Guadagnoli; her mother- and father-in-law, Aguilina and Gaetano Arnone; her sisters Helen Johnson and Mary Ann Sterk; her brothers, Oreste Cattani and Frank Guadagnoli Jr.; her brothers-in-law, Larry Johnson, Paul Sterk, Jersey Arnone and Armando Arnone. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Joe Arnone of Aguilar; her daughters, Bina (Jim) Lee of Raton, N.M., Judee (Steve) Mattivi of Pueblo, and Chrissy (John) Grider of Albuquerque, N.M.; her sons, Gaetano Arnone of White Rock, N.M., Mario (Barbie) Arnone of Westcliff, and Joe Joe Arnone of Las Cruces, N.M. Dolly is also survived by her brother Danny (Marty) Guadagnoli of Pueblo; her brothers- and sisters-in-law, Mitzi Arnone of Aguilar, Edie (Lennie) Fullwood of Southport, N.C., Helen Guadagnoli of Walsenburg, Linda Arnone of Houston, Texas, and Ollie (Betty) Arnone of Lakewood. Alice' s grandchildren are Mya, Linnea (Bryce), Annika, Kayla, Mario, (Stacie), Vinnie (Gina), Joey, Jason, Joel (Charlie), Jocelyn. Her great-grandchildren are D' Angelo, Cade, Justus, Tray, Malena, Aja, Jade, Eva, Jay and Macabee. She is also survived by numerous close friends, cousins, nieces and nephews, including Paula (Frank) Conder. Alice was a loving wife and dedicated mother who will be missed and remembered always. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Monday, April 9, at Comi Chapel and 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony' s Catholic Church. A rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at St. Anthony' s followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass and interment with rite of committal at St. Anthony' s Catholic Cemetery. Alice' s children will be her pallbearers. Friends are invited to gather with the family immediately following the service at St. Anthony' s Parish Hall. Arrangements under direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Arnott, William Eugene
William Eugene Arnott - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2008 - William Eugene Arnott peacefully passed from this world on July 20, 2008, in the loving company of family and friends. He was born Aug. 28, 1937, at Mount San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad, Colo., and was baptized in his grandmother's hospital room. His early years were in the farming community of Hoehne, Colo., where his Murphy grandparents had homesteaded. The family moved to Pueblo when he was 6. He graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School in 1955, attended Pueblo Junior College, and graduated from Western State College in December 1959. He married Elaine Imblum that same month. He later earned a M.A. in education from Western State College at a time when he had six children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Benedicta (Murphy) and William Alexander Arnott; and sons, George Eugene in 1982 and Joseph Paul in 2007. He and Elaine helped start the Pueblo Chapter of the Compassionate Friends in 1982, and have since tried to provide comfort and information to families whose children have passed away. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Elaine; children, Patrick (Guadalupe), Dennis (Shelly), Brian (Amy) Arnott and Laurie (Ed Krall); grandchildren Leanna, Christopher, Bridget, Jonathan, Bryson Arnott and Elaina Krall; daughter-in-law, Tonya Shelton; sisters, Mary Pat (Allan) Kaletsky and Lynne Richardson; brother- in-law, Norman (Lila) Imblum; sister in-law, La Quita Imblum. He also is survived by his "second mother" aunt Charlotte Murphy, age 101; his "second" brother, Bud Murphy; and sisters, Marion Dalvit, Marge Butler and Skip Simons; and many nieces, nephews, beloved cousins and college buddies. His professional career as an educator was devoted to the families of District 70 in Pueblo County, both as a biology teacher and counselor at Vineland Middle School and County High School. He also coached football and basketball at Vineland. He loved being around the young students and influenced many of them to further their education. He was proud of his former students who sold their produce at the Farmer's Market. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, teacher, counselor and friend and we especially will miss his favorite hobby, talking with family and friends. His grandchildren brought great joy to his life. He was a man who was at times slow to speak, but was full of wisdom when he did. He was active in Christ the King Parish community as a lector and helped train lectors for many years. Visitation with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m. today, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass,10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2008. Both services will be held at Christ the King Church, 1708 Horseshoe with Monsignor Thomas Adrians, VG, as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors. Online condolences may be made at www.montgomerysteward.com. In lieu of food or flowers, please send donations to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Christ the King Church, or the Pueblo Chapter of the Compassionate Friends through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors.

Aronofsky, Patricia Ann
Patricia Ann Aronofsky - Pueblo Chieftain - December 3, 2009 - Patricia Ann Aronofsky, born March 4, 1948, passed away Nov. 30, 2009. Preceded in death by her grandparents, Bessie and Harry Aronofsky and John and Ivanka Snidarsich; parents, Jack and Eleanor J. Aronofsky. Survived by her sister, Suzanne Aronofsky of Pueblo. Patty was one of those individuals whom everyone loved to spend time with. She was a lover of life, laughter, family and friends. She was a beloved teacher of 33 years in Pueblo School District No. 60. During her tenure, Patty was the music specialist at Bessemer, Minnequa, Lakeview and Highland Park. Patty then started to teach fourth grade at Highland Park and was so beloved that the parents and students nominated her for the Colorado Teacher Award, which she won. She then was named honorable mention as Colorado Teacher of the Year. Patty and her sister created the Bio-Buddy Program, which melded fourth-grade students with high school students. Patty' s students were No. 1 in the district in science, as well as writing and reading. Many of her students have chosen the teaching profession, nursing, business, engineering and more, as they, too, wish to give back as she had taught them. Patty also did the "summer children' s musical" along with Lynda Vigil and Gary Holder for many years. These musicals brought out the best of the children of Pueblo and each child was made to feel special in every way. The musicals were a work of art, talent, dance and song. Pueblo City Schools brought Patty back to be the administrator of the Gifted and Talented program, which she did for two years. During that time, the GT program never stopped and reached out to thousands of kids in our school system. During her time in office, more kids were identified as GT than ever before. Her main goal in life was to be a blessing, which she was to all who encountered her. Patty loved to give of herself to help others and those around her. A true friend to those who loved her. Patty had a very strong faith and a wonderful relationship with the Lord. He filled her heart and soul daily with joy and glory. The joy she felt in attending Cathedral of the Sacred Heart made her face shine as she listened to scripture and lesson at hand, truly full in the spirit of the Lord. As Patty would say, she is gone from the Earth, but present with the Lord. She will be deeply missed by all who loved and knew her. As per her request, there will be no viewing. Funeral Mass, 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand Ave., with Msgr. Leonard Racki as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Patty Aronofsky Scholarship Fund through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors.

Arriaga, Fidel Jr.
Fidel ' Bugs'  Arriaga Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2012 - Fidel ' Bugs'  Arriaga Jr. Funeral Mass, 3 p.m. today, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Arriaga, Kelly Joe
Kelly Joe Arriaga - Pueblo Chieftain - November 5, 2009 - Kelly Joe Arriaga, born Dec. 31, 1945, went to be with the Lord Nov. 2, 2009. Kelly was a graduate of South High School Class of 1963 and was a lifelong resident of Pueblo, where he served his community in many capacities throughout his lifetime. Preceded in death by his parents, Kelly and Esther Arriaga; and brother, Edward Arriaga. Kelly will be sadly missed by his surviving family: daughters, Kari (Dan) Wunderlich, Dee Dee (James) Larimore; and son, Kelly Arriaga (Jolene Gallegos); nine grandsons; one granddaughter; five step-grandchildren; one step-great-granddaughter; as well as lifelong friends, Richard Holtz and Gary Cozzolino. Kelly' s sense of humor and infectious laugh will be sadly missed but always remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, St. Francis Xavier Parish, 611 Logan St., Pueblo. Family will receive friends and family following the service at 2516 Spruce St. Kari, 821-3861.

Arriaga, Paul
Paul "Rouga" Arriaga - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2009 - Paul "Rouga" Arriaga, 82, departed this life peacefully on March 29, 2009. A lifetime Puebloan, Paul was born Dec. 2, 1926. He retired from CF&I as a lead operator of the Continuous Caster after 43 years of service. He was innovative, creative and resourceful; enjoyed cooking, fishing, the outdoors and his Mexican music; and was a proud provider for his family, often boasting of their accomplishments and his Bessemer heritage. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Rosemarie "Dimples"; and granddaughter, Paula. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Chris "Tina" Chapman, Paul (Shirley), Corrine "Dede" (Tino Herrera), Rick (Kathy); 10 grandchildren, Michelle, Renee, Carlos, Ramon, Marco, Courtney, Mario, Doug, Eric, Alex; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Fidel and Robert; and sisters, Esther Herrera and Helen (Eddy) Montoya. Special thanks to Dr. Rendeler and Minnequa Medicenter staff, especially Terry Vigil and Diana Mondragon. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Francis Xavier Church. The family will receive friends at 1232 Spruce. The Arriaga family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be given to the Paula Arriaga Scholarship Fund.

Arriaga, Robert V.
Robert V. Arriaga - Pueblo Chieftain - August 3, 2010 - Robert V. Arriaga, 73, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 30, 2010. He was preceded in death by his father, Fidel Arriaga; mother, Valerie Arriaga; siblings, Frances Urrutia, Angie DeLeon, Paul Arriaga, Juvie Munoz and Lala Sena; and parents-in-law, Max S. and Madeline Blea. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Angie Arriaga; children, Bobbi (Russell) Martinez, Valerie (Larry) Tripod and Michael (Diane) Arriaga; grandchildren, Christopher (Laura) Lopez, Nico Lopez, Dyna Arriaga, Diego Arriaga, Jayson Martinez and Kevin Martinez; great-grandchildren, Jayden ' Shyne,'  Anahi and Angelo Lopez; siblings, Fidel Arriaga Jr., Esther Herrera and Helen Montoya; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. Robert was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force. He was president of the National Purchasing Association and a Fourth Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus. He was a great father and grandfather. His wife was his best friend and the love of his life; he loved taking care of her. He was very proud of his marriage. Robert enjoyed his garden, cooking and fishing. At Bob' s request, there will be no viewing. Rosary, 6 p.m. Wednesday, St. Francis Xavier. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Francis Xavier. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Artzberger, Glory M.
Glory M. Artzberger - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 2013 - Glory M. Artzberger, 86, passed away Feb. 4, 2013. She was born on Feb. 3, 1927, to the union of David P. Owens and Mary Irene Johnson-Owens, who preceded her in death. She also was preceded by her loving husband, Ralph Artzberger. Glory is survived by her cherished friends, Patti and Dale Rupp, Audrey Hargrove-Wink, Yvonne (Melvin) Carstens and family; also survived by many members of the Ralph Artzberger family. Glory' s father raised her from birth, and what a wonderful man he was. She was a member of Mountain Bell Pioneers of America. She retired from US West Telephone Co. after 25 years of service. Glory enjoyed traveling with Ralph, her years spent with him, and many trips to Mazatlan. Special thank you to Primrose Senior Retirement Center and staff, Evercare Hospice, Dr. Janice Kulik and Lois Allison. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Glory' s memory to Evercare Hospice, Lung Cancer Association or the Boys and Girls Club of Pueblo through the funeral home office. Viewing will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m., both at First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Arwood, Kathie
Kathie Arwood - Pueblo Chieftain - June 6, 2011 - Kathie Arwood. Jan. 9, 1943 ' ” May 31, 2011. Survived by her children, Randall (BreAnne) Fortner, Rick (Lynn) Fortner, Robin Arwood; and eight beloved grandchildren. Service, 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2011, Heritage Center, 201 West B St. Family will welcome guests from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to PAWS would be appreciated. Rockies attire is welcome.

Arwood, Roberta
Roberta Fletcher Arwood - Pueblo Chieftain - April 1, 2010 - Roberta Fletcher Arwood, of Pueblo, died on March 29, 2010. She was born June 14, 1920, in Wichita Falls, Texas, and raised her family there. She retired as manager of the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra and moved to Pueblo in 1962, as music director of St. Paul Methodist Church. From 1967, she devoted full time to voice teaching. She taught private students, conducted master classes at several universities as well as in Austria and was a key soloist on stage in both the United States and Europe. She was a frequent soloist with the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, and was identified with the role of the mother in Menotti's opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors." She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Pueblo, National Association of Teachers of Singing and MacDowell Music Club. She was predeceased by her son, Charles Fletcher Arwood. Survived by daughters, Rev. Mona A. (Mike) Bailey, Fort Worth, Texas, and Linda A. Young of Pueblo; brother, Robert Grady (Nona) Fletcher; grandchildren, Dr. Ken Bailey, Linda Beth McGeehon, Robin Wilcox and Dr. Myra Young; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 3, 2010, at First United Methodist Church. Those who wish to honor her memory are invited to make donations to the charity of their choice.

Arzate, Doris
Doris Arzate - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 2010 - Doris Arzate, 53, went to be with the Lord June 20, 2010. She was preceded in death by parents, Anselmo and Julia Vigil. She is survived by husband, Francisco J. Arzate Sr.; daughter, Eugenia J. Arzate; sons, Francisco J. Arzate Jr. and Arturo J. Arzate; grandsons, Luis Angel and Juan Carlos Arzate; brothers, Juan (Sonia) Vigil, Gilbert (Claudine) Vigil, Alfonso (Nancy) Vigil; sisters, Teresa Moreno, Nora Vigil, Ramona Vigil and Antoinette (Ginger) Rendon. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both services, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Asbridge, Robert W.
Robert W. Asbridge - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2011 - Robert W. Asbridge, 83, passed away April 17, 2011. Survived by his daughters, Peggy (Andy) and Judy (Rick); grandchildren, Alivia, Angela, Brant, Niomi and Isaiah; seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Lola (Dilts) Asbridge; and parents, Young and Mabel Asbridge. Robert was born May 4, 1927, in Boone, Colo. He was a farmer and rancher and a member of VFW Post 8898. Viewing from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Service, 2 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Emilie Forward officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Asbury, Juanita
Juanita Asbury - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2010 - Juanita Asbury, 90, passed away on Feb. 14, 2010. Born April 11, 1919, in Olney Springs, Colo., to Oren D. and Fannie (Gosage) Rogers. Juanita was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Asbury; infant daughter, Coleen; infant twin sons, Linn and Lyle. Survived by her children, Henry (Becky) Asbury, Connie (Richard) Barrington, Sandra (Bill) Cody, Jeannette (James) Storm, Patty (Leland) Whitaker. She also is survived by numerous grandchildren, relatives and friends. Juanita was a lifetime member of the Avondale Methodist Church. She also worked 25 years for the child nutrition lunch program, School District No. 70. The family would like to thank Sharmar Nursing Home and Sangre de Cristo Hospice Care for their love and kindness. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. today, Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, the family respectfully requests a donation in Juanita' s name to either Avondale Methodist Church, 227 Highway 50 East, 81022, or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care, 1207 S. Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, 81005. Reception to follow at Knights of Columbus.

Aschermann, Robert R.
Robert R. Aschermann - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2010 - Robert R. Aschermann passed away June 27, 2010. Viewing, 9 to 10:30 a.m. followed by the service, 11 a.m. Thursday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team, with interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials to BPO Elks Memorial Fund, Pueblo County Historical Society or Pueblo Humane Society, c/o Montgomery & Steward.

Asdel, Carolyn
Carolyn Cesario Maio Asdel - Trinidad Times Independent - December 2, 2011 - Carolyn Cesario Maio Asdel, formerly Carolyn Josephine Cesario, 91, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. She was born Dec. 14, 1919, in Trinidad to John and Anna Cesario. Carolyn was one of six children. On July 1, 1939, Carolyn married Mario Maio. They became proud parents to five children: Daniel, Carol, Robert, Richard and Ronald. Each of Carolyn' s five children was raised with a strong understanding of self and each had their own interests which they were encouraged to freely explore. The couple went into business in 1957 as owner-operators of Service Typographers, a graphic arts business in Colorado Springs. Carolyn and Mario were married for 35 years before he died in 1973. Carolyn was later married to Wallace Asdel on Feb. 15, 1979. Carolyn, known by her family as Coco, was beloved by all who were blessed in knowing her. Her passion for life was apparent in any conversation she had. She enjoyed spending her time golfing, cooking and attending family gatherings. Although small in stature, Carolyn was full of life and enthusiasm. She was a strong woman who always showed great style, grace and class. A great storyteller, Carolyn could captivate any audience. She was always thoughtful to her family and friends and her bright blue eyes could light up any room. She was a great and loving person to all she met and especially so to all her grandchildren. She often boasted of their triumphs and strengths. She made everyone she talked about feel good about themselves and was always complimentary. She was constantly smiling. She is survived by two sons, Robert Maio and Ronald Maio; two daughters-in-law, Janis Maio and Valerie Maio; six grandchildren, Heather Olson, Marissa Rauchelau, Tyler Maio, Kristen Maio, Logan Maio, Mackenzie Maio and Connor Maio; and two great-grandchildren, Gabriella and Genevieve. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Mario Maio; sons Richard and Daniel Maio; daughter, Carol Knutson; and second husband, Wallace Asdel. Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service at noon Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs. A reception will follow at a location announced at the service. The family requests donations be sent to the American Heart Association in lieu of flowers.

Ashcraft, E. A.
E. A. Ashcraft - Pueblo Indicator - October 24, 1936 - Deer Hunter Killed - E. A. Ashcraft of Monte Vista, was shot and killed while on a deer hunting trip. His body was found lying against a tree by searchers and a bullet hole was in his head. It is likely his death was caused by a random shot fired by another hunter, but it is being looked into by peace officers.

Ashen, Dolores Consuelo
Dolores Consuelo Ashen - Denver Post - February 23, 2011 - Dolores Consuelo Ashen was born Maria Dolores Consuelo Ortiz y Pino in Trinidad, Colorado on June 21, 1928 to Jose Rosendo Ortiz y Pino and Maria Delphina Valdes. She received her nursing degree at the Seaton School of Nursing, worked as a nurse at Glockner Penrose, Children's and St. Joseph's hospitals and taught nursing at St. Joseph's School of Nursing. She received an undergraduate degree in Education at St. Mary's College and a Master's degree in Spanish Language and Literature at the University of Colorado. She was fluent in several languages. She was actively involved in the religious community and enjoyed her studies in the Community Bible Study. Her greatest love and pride was her family: her husband of 54 years, George, her lovely and successful daughters, Paula, Gabrielle, Dominique, Cecile and Michelle and her sons-in-law Jerry Cardwell, Douglas Loup and Thomas Young. The joys of her life were here beloved grandchildren Katie Ashen Elmer, Jordan and Tessa Cardwell, Anna and Julia Loup and Rijan and Zachary Young. Not to be forgotten are her loved and loving Gold Retrievers. Rosary and Funeral Mass, Friday, February 25th, 9:40 AM at Church of the Risen Christ, 3060 S. Monaco Parkway. Private Committal at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Golden Retriever Rescue Center of the Rockies, 601 16th St., Golden, CO 80401 or to the Denver Dumb Friends League, 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO 80231.

Ashley, Anna Marie
Anna-Marie Ashley - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2009 - Anna-Marie Ashley, 39, born Feb. 25, 1970; departed Sept. 13, 2009, after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by mother-in-law, Carol Ashley; grandparents, Stella Valdez, Ben and Mary Santistevan, Manuel and Anjelica Leyva, Ted Lang and Tom Ashley. Survived by her husband, Thomas Ashley; daughter, Sarah Ashley; parents, Modesto and Christina Santistevan; sisters, Jennifer Leyva, Kathaleen Blake; father and mother-in-law, Richard and Roberta Ashley; grandfather, Emilio Valdez; grandmothers, Betty Ashley and Peggy Lang; brother and sisters-in-law, Shane, Chad, Brant, Kayla Ashley; godchildren, Jared Gonzales, Owen Blake II, Jenay Leyva; very special friend, Veronika Marmolejo; numerous family members and friends. Anna-Marie loved taking photos, watching her daughter play volleyball, family gatherings and spending time with her husband and daughter. Watching Sarah, Jenay and Owen grow up was one of her greatest joys. A memorial fund has been set up at Security Service Bank in Anna-Marie' s name. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Ashley, Carmen Laura
Carmen Laura Hinkel Ashley - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - May 1, 2009 - Carmen Laura Hinkel Ashley, longtime resident of Trinidad, passed away Monday, April 27, 2009, at St Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. She was born Jan. 23, 1927, in Pueblo to Hervey and Laura Hinkel. She was the oldest of two children. Carmen attended area schools and graduated from Trinidad High School in 1946. On Jan. 14, 1951, she was united in marriage to Hugh W. "Bud" Ashley and enjoyed 36 years of marriage prior to his death. Carmen worked in the family business Hinkel Electric and Music Company as a secretary until her retirement in 1974. Carmen busied herself with her memberships in various clubs and organizations. She was a member of Eastern Star for many years and was active in various Masonic events through the years. Carmen enjoyed Pieran Club and held several offices in this club. Carmen 's hobbies included playing bridge and games, doing puzzles, eating out, and watching TV. Preceding her in death was her husband Hugh W. "Bud" Ashley, her parents Hervey and Laura Hinkel, her brother and sister-in-law Henry W. "Buzz" and Geraldine Hinkel and other relatives. Surviving Carmen Ashley are her nieces Laura (James) Ringo and Linda (Robert) Fiorenzi of Trinidad, as well as nephews Steven Hinkel and Michael Hinkel of Pueblo. Mrs. Ashley is survived by great nephews Steven Fiorenzi, John Fiorenzi, Ian Hinkel and great nieces Megan Ringo, Chelsea Ringo, and Lindsey Fiorenzi. Mrs. Ashley is survived by other relatives in Pueblo, Kansas, and Missouri. As per Carmen's wishes, she will be cremated. A memorial service will be held Friday, May 1, at 2 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with Reverend Gary Gardner officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, for those who so wish, donations can be made to the Laycee DeLeon Fund at First National Bank or the Harry Sayre Seniors Citizen's Center in honor of Carmen Ashley. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Ashley, Cynthia Ann
Cynthia Ann Ashley - Pueblo Indicator - February 26, 1938 - The entire Rye community was saddened by the sudden death of little Cynthia Ann Ashley, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan M. Ashley. Cynthia Ann passed away in Pueblo Thursday and was laid to rest in Brookside, Saturday. Many relatives and friends were present to show their sympathy for Mr. and Mrs. Ashley and family.

Ashley, Wilbur L.
Wilbur L. Ashley - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2012 - Wilbur L. Ashley, 79, went to meet with the Lord on Oct. 6, 2012. He was born in Pueblo on Oct. 28, 1932. He was the beloved husband of his loving wife, Daisy (Mayber) Ashley of 60 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Loy and Mattie Ashley; brother, Dwayne Parker; and granddaughter, Ashley Johnson. Wil is survived by his sister, Betty Hogan, Loveland, Colo.; his cherished daughters, Janet Ashley-Seymore and Nancy Johnson; and sons-in-law, Gary Seymore and Gary Johnson. He also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and many wonderful friends. He will be deeply missed by his very special and only grandchild, Jett Johnson. Wil served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956 and during that time was stationed in Japan. He was a graduate of Central High School, Pueblo College and Denver University. Wil was an insurance adjuster for, and later owned McMillan Claims Service for many years. Later, he became owner/operator of his own trucking company transporting mobile homes. He loved traveling with his family especially to warm places and baseball spring training. He had a passion for classic cars and for his 1950 Mercury coupe he bought after retirement. He enjoyed all types of outdoor activities with his daughters from barrel racing to car racing. Wil treasured his time with his grandson, riding bikes, learning sports, long walks and talks, pheasant hunting and exploring in the great outdoors. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Grace Christian Church, 630 Broadway. Reception at the church following the service. In lieu of food or flowers, the family requests donations be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Ashley, William Henry
William ' Bill'  Henry Ashley - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 2013 - William ' Bill'  Henry Ashley, 65, of Pueblo. Cremation has taken place. Services at a later date. Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2013 - William Henry Ashley, 65, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 30, 2013. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Holy Family Catholic Church.

Ashton, Frank (Mrs.)
Mrs. Frank Ashton - Pueblo Indicator - February 22, 1913 - Word has been received in town that Mrs. Frank Ashton, formerly of Bessemer, died at Los Angeles last week.

Ashworth, Bonnie Orpha
Bonnie Orpha (Buxton) Ashworth - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2011 - Bonnie Orpha (Buxton) Ashworth, age 92, passed away Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. Born in Wichita, Kan., Aug. 23, 1918. Moved to Pueblo in 1960. Predeceased by son, Lowell Thomas Ashworth and seven siblings. Survived by husband of 74 years, Thomas C. Ashworth of Pueblo Villa; son, Tony (Beverly) Ashworth of Englewood, Colo.; daughter, Peggy (Robert) McCown of Pueblo West; and daughter- in-law, Joanne Ashworth of Riverside, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at First United Methodist Church, where Bonnie was a longtime member. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bonnie' s honor to First United Methodist Church, Frontier Hospice or Pueblo Cooperative Care Center.

Askew, Audrey Mae
Audrey Mae Askew - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2012 - Audrey Mae Askew, 81, passed away on June 11, 2012. Precede d in death by her husband of 33 years, George Askew; and daughter, Diana Montgomery. Survived by children, Jamie Morgan and George (Shelley) Askew Jr.; grandchildren, Wendy (Karl) Kolbe, Amanda (Stewart) Mapes, Todd, Sean and Kaci Askew; six great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and special niece, Wilma (Jim) Collins. Special thanks to Dr. Keefe, Life Care Center and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their great care. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012, Community of Christ Church, 66 Blackburn Lane.

Askwig, June D.
June D. Askwig - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2011 - June D. Askwig, 78, passed away suddenly on Dec. 23, 2011, in Pueblo, Colo. Born June 16, 1933, in Wilder, Idaho, she was the last of nine children. She is survived by William James Askwig (divorced); her children, Jeffrey (Verna) Askwig and Scott Askwig; two grandchildren, Jeffrey Askwig Jr. and Ashley Paige Irvin. June was talented in many ways and enjoyed working with her hands. Hobbies included quilting, gardening, fine art collection, and carpentry work. She enjoyed the outdoors and loved mountain climbing, hiking, biking, cross country skiing and golfing. Her career was in the service industry, hair stylist, esthetician, and massage therapist. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Family will greet at an informal gathering at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo.

Atchison, L. E.
L. E. Atchison - Pueblo Indicator - February 14, 1914 - L. E. Atchison, one of the oldest pioneers of Colorado, died at Steamboat Springs. He had suffered for years from locomotor ataxia.

Atchison, Lee Roy
Lee Roy Atchison - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2012 - Lee Roy Atchison, Oct. 13, 1923 - Jan. 23, 2012. What matters most of all was the dash between the years. Lee' s dash was a fantastic journey spanning almost nine decades. He lived those years embracing all life had to offer with love, passion, compassion and humor. He was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-great-grandfather and friend. He will be missed beyond belief by his daughters, Rosella Atchison, Sharon Atchison and Norine McCullough; grandchildren to great-great-grandchildren, family and friends. The way he lived his life was an inspiration and lesson to all of his family and friends. Loved much. At his request, there will be no service.

Atchley, Norma Jeane
Norma Jeane Atchley - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 2009 - Norma Jeane Atchley, 70, died Jan. 5, 2009. Preceded in death by son, Donny. Survived by children, Carol Daugherty, Roy Dunfee, LeaAnna (Terry) Schritter, Sandra (Paul) Herron, Teresa Atchley; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, Crown of Life Church, 145 S. Abarr Drive, Pueblo West, Colo.

Atencio, Abelino
Abelino Atencio - Fort Morgan Times - July 23, 1886 - Abelino Atencio, a brother of the sheriff of Huerfano County was murdered a few days ago by a cowboy named Booker. Fort Morgan Times - July 23, 1886 - Huerfano County has offered a reward of $500 for the arrest of Booker. (Later) Booker, the Walsenburg murderer has been captured near La Junta.

Atencio, Adolph A.
Adolph A. Atencio - Denver Post - November 24, 2004 - Adolph A. Atencio, 91, of Denver, was born on August 30, 1913 in Johnstown, CO and lived in Walsenburg before coming to Denver. Loving husband and partner of 66 years to Genevieve M. Atencio. Father of Connie Strohm, Adolph Atencio (Susan), George Atencio (Dianne), Barbara Mandonado (Don), Viola Garcia (Jose), John Atencio (Lourdes); 17 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Brother of Rachel Donaghe. He was employed with Gates Rubber Company, retiring in 1975 at the age of 62. He loved almost all outside sports, including fishing, hunting, rock-hunting, archery, and golfing. He also enjoyed bowling. Mr. Atencio was a boxing coach for several years at St. Anthony's Church where he was a member of the parish since 1948. He was also a member of the Colorado Conservation Corps (CC's) as a young adult. Recitation of the Rosary, Friday 7 p.m. and Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday 9 a.m., both services at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 3801 W. Ohio Ave., Denver. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Atencio, David Allen
David Allen Atencio - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2012 - David Allen Atencio, 43, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 18, 2012. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Max Atencio; and numerous other family members. David is survived by his parents, Jural and Cordelia Atencio; siblings, Mary (John) Lopez, Dan (Kathy) Atencio and Karen (Joe) Bernal; seven nieces and nephews; seven great-nieces and great-nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles, extended family, friends; and his dog, Halo. Rosary service, 9:30 a.m. Friday, with memorial Mass to follow at 10 a.m., St. Mary Catholic Church. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Atencio, Donald J.
Donald J. Atencio - Pueblo Chieftain - August 7, 2009 - Donald J. Atencio, 77, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord Aug. 4, 2009. He was born Feb. 2, 1932, to Titus and Lena Atencio in Walsenburg, Colo. He was preceded in death by his father, Teddy; grandson, Samuel Mosqueda; stepson, Scott; uncles, Rudy, Willie, Pete; aunt, Becky; and many other beloved relatives. Don leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved and devoted wife, Betty; mother, Lena; children, Philip, Dawn "Cristie"; great-granddaughter, Alyna Mosqueda; beloved stepchildren, Tim, Kim, Tracy, Becky; brother, Michael (Pam) Atencio Kerman; aunt, Adeline (John) Hart; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four nephews; and many other relatives and friends. Don was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he received a Purple Heart. He was a quality control supervisor for Ford Motor Co. before his retirement after 30 years of service. Don was a great bowler, had a wonderful sense of humor, and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, Funeral & Cremation Care of Colorado Gathering Room, 44 E. Spaulding Ave., Pueblo West.

Atencio, Eliza G.
Eliza G. Atencio - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2012 - Eliza G. Atencio, 82, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 18, 2012. She is survived by her loving children, Mike (Barbara) Atencio, Lorraine (Fred) Atencio, Betty (Joe) Castro and Brenda (John) Lewis; grandchildren, Shelley (Vincent), Orlando, Fredrick, Mike, Catrina and Duane; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Avaristo (Christina) Gurule; sister, Elsie (Richard) Trujillo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and relatives. Preceded in death by her husband, Phillip; son, Phillip Jr.; parents, Adelaido and Amalia Gurule; and brothers, Robert and Alizardo Gurule. A loving, kind, generous mother and grandmother. A great witness of the Lord and a blessing to all of her children, family and her special cat, ' Kita.'  Funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Adrian Comer Funeral Home Chapel.

Atencio, Filbert
Filbert Atencio - The Walsenburg World - April 18, 1912 - Died at Walsenburg, Colo., April 14th, 1912, Filbert Atencio, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Atencio- age 1 year, 3 mo., 24 days.

Atencio, Leonardo
Leonardo Atencio - The Walsenburg World - April 18, 1912 - Died at Walsenburg Colo., April 13th, 1912, Leonardo Atencio, infant son of S. Atencio, age 1 day.

Atencio, Linda
Linda (Grine) Atencio - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 2009 - Linda (Grine) Atencio, 56, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 5, 2009. Linda was preceded in death by her mother, Margie Grine. She is survived by her father, Manuel (Juanita) Grine; sisters, Dorothy (Ray) Torrez, Rebecca DeHerrera, Ramona (Tony) Chavez and Suzanna (Jim) Calderon; and numerous nephews, nieces and extended family. Linda loved life. She will be remembered as a caring daughter, feisty sister, loving aunt and friend. Everyone who knew Linda was amazed by her Betty Boop and Piggy figurine collections that decorated her home. Her hobby was making decorative refrigerator magnets, which she often gave as gifts. A celebration of her life will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, at Romero Chapel. Friends and family will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following the service.

Atencio, Luis M.
Luis M. Atencio - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2013 - Luis M. Atencio, 87, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 10, 2013. Viewing, prior to service. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Atencio, Richard Dean
Richard Dean Atencio - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 2011 - Richard Dean Atencio, 64, of Pueblo West, went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 26, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe D. and Dorah Atencio; sister, Magdeline Juvera; and in-laws, Samuel E. and Emma Medina. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Maxine Atencio; children, Leroy (Renee) Atencio, Patty (Anthony) Guerrero and Michelle (Chris Cordova) Atencio; grandchildren, Marc, Sonny, Brittany and Ashley; siblings, Denny (Cris) Atencio, Edward (Josephina) Atencio and Jake (Bernice) Atencio; brothers-in-law, Sam (Julie) Medina and Donald (Rella) Medina; aunt, Frances Bellah; and numerous extended family and friends. Rosary vigil service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel, with viewing prior to service. Funeral Mass, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Holy Family Catholic Church in Fort Garland, Colo., with interment to follow at Fort Garland Cemetery.

Atencio, Rosine
Rosine Atencio - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2011 - Rosine Atencio, 80, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 25, 2011. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She took great pride in her family and home and will be forever in our hearts. Her ornery sense of humor and gestures will be fondly remembered. Survived by her husband, Toby; son, John; daughters, Nathalie (Jerry) Cox, Claudia (Roger) Stubenrouch, Vernal (Richard) Sanchez, Rubina (Richard) Tanner and Betty Jean (Brian) Abbott; daughter-in-law, Susie Atencio; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; granddogs; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, brothers and two sons, Michael and Toby Jr. The family would like to extend its deepest gratitude to Dr. Laurence Jensen and staff and Pastor Mark Crates. At her request, direct cremation has taken place with a private family gathering at a later date. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Ater, James
James Ater - Pueblo Chieftain - May 6, 2012 - James Ater, 56. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Atkinson, Ronald
Ronald ' Bud'  Atkinson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2012 - Ronald ' Bud'  Atkinson, 91, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jan. 25, 2012. Bud was a longtime Pueblo resident and though he only achieved an eighth grade education in school, he excelled as a general contractor for over 35 years, building many of the homes in Pueblo and the surrounding area. He also helped build homes in Aspen and on the Western Slope. He served in the Army during World War II in the Aleutian Islands. Bud was a 50-year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 145 in Pueblo, where he volunteered much of his time after he retired. One of his greatest joys was raising miniature horses with his wife on the Mesa. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldean; former wife, Kathryn Fearn; and daughter, Audrey. He is survived by daughters, Linda (Ken) Ready, Marsha (Bob) Hill; sons, Ronald Atkinson, Gary (Beverly) Fearn; as well as a large loving family of brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Mr. Atkinson will lie in state at the mortuary from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at Temple Baptist Church, 3030 Thatcher Ave., with interment following at Roselawn. Following the service and interment, Bud' s family invites all who knew him to a reception at Temple Baptist Church. Donations in memory of Bud may be made to the Scholarship Fund at the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 145, 1615 S. Prairie Ave., Pueblo, CO., 81005, to help children get an advanced education or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO., 81005, where he spent his final days.

Atterberry, Doris Ann
Doris Ann Atterberry - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2012 - Doris Ann Atterberry left us to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 15, 2012. She was born March 18, 1933, to Jule Hadelay and Willie McCann in Oklahoma, where she spent the first years of her life. She met and married Lloyd Atterberry, who preceded her in death, in Pueblo, and she lived out the rest of her life here. She leaves nieces, nephews and their families and friends. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Grace Christian Church, 630 Broadway Ave., with Pastor Don Jones and Lou Blagg officiating.

Atterberry, Hazel Leone
Hazel Leone Mead Atterberry - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2009 - Hazel Leone Mead Atterberry, 96, of Pueblo, passed away on Friday, May 15, 2009, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Glen Hepworth. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, 329 Goodnight Ave. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at the Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood Lane. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Atwater, Walter W.
Walter W. Atwater - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2009 - Walter W. Atwater, 83, passed away May 29, 2009. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Wanda of the family home; children, Larry (Rhonda) Atwater and Robin (Karl) Birch; grandchildren, Amanda (Jesse) Jacobs, Terrence Birch (Abby Janos), Heather Birch, Curtis Whitney and Eric (Rochelle) Whitney. Walter served in the Air Force during World War II and the Korean War. He was a pharmacist for 58 years here in Pueblo, and a longtime member of Central Christian Church. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. Arrangements under the direction of Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Atwood, Omer H.
Omer H. Atwood - Pueblo Chieftain - July 7, 2010 - Omer H. Atwood, 92, passed away July 2, 2010. He was born in a wagon on an Indian reservation in Rabbit, Okla. He did many things in his life, from working in shipyards in California during the war, truck maintenance at Fountain Sand and Gravel, maintenance and then as a psych tech at Colorado State Hospital, where he retired in 1980. He raised his family in Pueblo and then moved to Fowler, where he lived on a small ranch with his daughter and son-in-law for the last 12 years. He is survived by his daughter, Toni (John) Schwartz, Fowler; son, Emol (Cecelia) Atwood, Eagle Point, Ore., and stepdaughter, Kim (Alex) Bechthold Jr., Pueblo West. Also survived by one brother, six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents, three brothers, seven sisters, an infant son and his grandson, John W. Schwartz, a firefighter. Cremation with no service planned. Arrangements by Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler.

Augustine, Paul
Paul Augustine - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - December 20, 2006 - Paul Augustine Prominent Belleville restaurateur - Paul Augustine, who owned several restaurants around St. Clair County and St. Louis, died Sunday (Dec. 17, 2006) of heart complications at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville. He was 68 and a longtime resident of Belleville. Mr. Augustine was born in Walsenburg, Colo., and raised in Belleville. He graduated from Cathedral High School in Belleville and attended Belleville's junior college, now known as Southwestern Illinois College. In 1958, Mr. Augustine married his high school sweetheart, Suzanne Meyer of Belleville. Around the age of 19, Mr. Augustine began working at and became co-owner of Augustine's Restaurant in Belleville, which was started by his three brothers. In the early 1970s, he became sole owner of the restaurant, which was known for its banquet center and fine dining and has seen its share of prominent political figures including John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. He also built a disco adjacent to the restaurant named Mr. A's. Mr. Augustine retired in the late 1980s after the restaurant was sold. Mr. Augustine also owned other restaurants, including Rose's Cantina in west St. Louis County and First Street Alley on Laclede's Landing in St. Louis. "Paul loved the restaurant business. I've always looked up to him because he had a restaurant background and he grew up in the business," said son-in-law Charlie Gitto Jr., who owns Charlie Gitto's on the Hill and at Harrah's. "He had a big sense of humor and a good heart. Paul will be missed." Mr. Augustine was a member of the Rotary Club of Belleville and the Cathedral of St. Peter in Belleville. Among the survivors are three daughters, Lisa Barrow of Belleville, Julie Musa of Highland Beach, Fla., and Paula Gitto of Chesterfield; a brother, Ralph Augustine of Collinsville; three sisters, Geraldine Waldrop and Carmelia Thomas, both of Belleville, and Mary Hudson of O'Fallon, Ill.; and eight grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Liver Foundation or to the American Diabetes Association, c, o Kurrus Funeral Home, 1773 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville, Ill., 62223.

Ausbun, Alice J.
Alice J. Ausbun - Daily News-Sun - May 31, 2012 - Alice J. Ausbun, 92, of Peoria, AZ made her journey to Heaven in the early morning hours on May 28, 2012. She was born in Walsenburg, CO on April 8, 1920 to Carl and Katherine Martin. Alice married Paul W. Ausbun and spent close to sixty-three dedicated years together. Alice was preceded in death by her loving husband Paul, in 1999, son Lonnie, grandson Paul III, and brother, Marvin Martin. Alice leaves behind her loving children: Pauline Jeanjaquet, Larry Ausbun, Karen Emig, Paul W. Ausbun Jr., Judy Sharp, Kathy (Michael) Rush, Virginia (Ken) Schwitzer; and sister, Joanna (Charles) Jay. Her legacy will continue through her fifteen grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Please join Alice's family at the Lakeside Chapel at Sunland Mortuary for a visitation on Thursday, May 31, 2012 from 4:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. A Memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. at Grace Bible Church, 19280 N. 99th Ave., Sun City, AZ. Prior to the service there will be a viewing from 9:00 A.M.- 10:00 A.M. In lieu of floral memorials, please remember Alice by making a thoughtful donation to Gene and Jennifer Arnold of Mission Aviation Fellowship, P.O. Box 47, Nampa, ID 83653. Sunland Memorial Park and Mortuary was entrusted with Alice's care.

Ausbun, Eleanor Louise
Eleanor Louise Ausbun - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2012 -Eleanor Louise Ausbun went to be with the Lord on March 24, 2012. She was born on Oct. 21, 1933, to Fount and Gladys Bollinger. Eleanor was a devoted member of Broadway Christian Church. She was the beloved wife of 62 years of Thomas E. Ausbun; beloved mother of Linda (Rick) Daughtry, Gary Ausbun, Bill Alexander and Patricia Ausbun. She also leaves behind her sister, Betty Smith; sister-in-law, Sally (Conrad) Wawrzyczny; and brother, Victor (Pearl) Ausbun; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2012, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Broadway Christian Church.

Ausmus, Ethel Fern
Ethel Fern "Fernie" Ausmus - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2009 - Ethel Fern "Fernie" Ausmus, 83, departed this life on April 20, 2009, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 9, 1925, to the union of Frank W. Karr and Mary Ethel Thomas in Pierceville, Kan. Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Virgil K.; in-laws, J.K. and Madge Ausmus; five brothers, Ronald and Bobby Karr, Jesse "Bud," Wayne and Maynard Allen; and three sisters, Barbara Buhr, Wanda Goodwin and Karen Davis. Ethel is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jim Natterstad, with whom she had made her home for the last four years; grandchildren, Robert Murphy (Jennifer Phillips), James Murphy (Melissa Fetty) and Melinda (Justin) Russell; two great-grandsons, Brock Murphy and Mikey Russell; and two great-step-grandkids, Raymond and Stephanie Booker. She also is survived by her brother, Frank G. Karr; brother-in-law, George (Jo) Ausmus; and special brother-in-law, Jay Goodwin; extra special nieces and nephews, Melodie (Bill) Beamon, Tammy (Orin) Diedrich, Brenda (Eric) Schutt, Tom (Bev) Goodwin and Rick (Kelli) Goodwin; along with several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, extended family and a host of friends. Ethel loved her family, flowers, traveling and her yard work. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of UTU for 40 plus years. As per Ethel' s wishes, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, April 24, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor John Richardson and Don Toland officiating. The family wishes to thank Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the tremendous loving, superb care and support. The family may be contacted at 32009 Daniel Road, Pueblo, 719-948-2613

Austen, Charles W.
Charles W. Austen - Rocky Mountain News - August 13, 1880 - Dead - Pueblo, August 12 - Charles W. Austen, who shot himself while laboring under a fit of temporary insanity, on the 4th inst., in this city, died from the effects today. He was thirty-four years of age and unmarried. He came from Texas last spring.

Austin, Bernard S.
Bernard S. "Barney" Austin - Pueblo Chieftain - August 7, 2011 - Bernard S. "Barney" Austin, 87, passed away Aug. 1, 2011. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Marjorie M. Austin. He also was preceded in death by parents, C.O. and Cora E. Austin; sisters, Ruby E. Brooks and Clarice M. Hoover. Survived by sons, Glenn Austin of Milton, Fla., and Roy Austin of Pueblo, Colo. Also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Barney was a member of the American Legion Post 2, the Elks Lodge No. 90 and the Eagles Aerie No. 145. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. At his request, cremation with no viewing or service. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Austin, J. C.
J. C. Austin - Rocky Mountain News - January 8, 1885 - State at Large - Nick Hugh, who killed J. C. Austin a few days ago in Pueblo, and then escaped, has been captured and jailed.

Austin, Kenneth G.
Kenneth G. Austin - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 1964 - Kenneth G. Austin. Services today, 10:30 a.m. At the Funeral Home chapel (George F. McCarthy) will be conducted by the Rev. William Mosher, Associate pastor of First Baptist Church. Elks Services. Committal and interment Mountain View.

Austin, Lawrence Edwin Sr. (Dr.)
Dr. Lawrence Edwin Austin Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 9, 2012 - Dr. Lawrence Edwin Austin Sr., April 30, 1934 to Feb. 4, 2012. Viewing, from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Horan & McConaty, 5303 E. County Line Road, Centennial, Colo. 80122. Funeral, 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, with viewing

Austin, Ola Louise
Ola Louise Whitney Austin - Pueblo Chieftain - January 3, 2013 - Ola Louise Whitney Austin, 62. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Coldwell-Kirk Mortuary, 2101 Marion St., Denver, CO 80205.

Austin, Ola Redfern
Ola Redfern Austin - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2012 - Ola Redfern Austin, 96, passed May 28, 2012. Ola is survived by sons, Jim (Mary Lou) Redfern, Dick (Joyce) Redfern; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and two on the way. Ola was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Redfern; and second husband, Harvey Austin. At Ola's request, cremation will take place with a graveside service, 11 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Central Christian Church or Mountain Park Environmental Center. Arrangements made by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Autobee, Cathy L.
Cathy L. "Cat" Autobee - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2009 - Cathy L. "Cat" Autobee, 45, of Denver, formerly of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 16, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Eufemia Autobee; and grandparents, Mariano and Francisca Autobee and Domingo and Sophia Alvarez. She is survived by her siblings, Tacha (Silverio) Salazar, Mike Autobee, Gloria (Mike) Vialpando, Ruben (Pat) Autobee and Angie (Lloyd) Romero; friend, Jackie and children; her self-proclaimed granddaughter, Heaven; nephews, Randy and Jason; nieces, Stephanie, Crystal, Sophia, Deanna and Jessica; and numerous cousins, extended family and friends from Pueblo and Denver. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at St. Pius Parish (3130 Morris Ave.). Officiating, Father Carlos Alvarez. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at St. Pius Parish hall following both services.

Autobee, Eric Aaron
Eric Aaron Autobee - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2002 - 'Short, Meaningful Life' - Two families united by history joined on Wednesday to say their last good-byes to fallen prison guard Eric Autobee. The Autobee family and the brotherhood of law enforcement that adopted Autobee on Feb. 1, 2001, when he went to work for the Colorado Department of Corrections, gathered at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Blende for his funeral. The Autobees' roots in the community reach back to the early 1800s when pioneer Charles Autobee settled in Avondale. Autobee's name also will go down in the annals of Colorado prison history as the first correctional officer to die at the hands of an inmate since 1929, when eight guards were slain during a Canon City prison riot. Autobee, 23, died a week ago at the Limon Correctional Facility, where he was employed as a kitchen supervisor. Inmate Edward Montour, 35, allegedly beat him to death with a 4 1/2-foot, metal ladle. Montour was seeking to avoid being regarded as a snitch by other inmates, according to an arrest affidavit. A makeshift knife he forged was found on another prisoner. Fearful that he would be blamed for ratting on the man caught with the knife, Montour sought to find his way out of the Limon prison and randomly selected Autobee as his target, according to the affidavit. Montour was serving a sentence of life in prison at Limon for the 1997 murder of his infant daughter in Colorado Springs. He was transferred to a maximum-security prison in Canon City after the attack on Autobee. "Every now and then, the mind of man goes berserk, and we have tragedy," said the Rev. Maurice Gallagher, trying to help a crowd of more than 1,000 mourners make some sense of the tragedy. "God does not intend to micromanage his creation." Autobee was remembered Wednesday as an avid sportsman who was quick to smile and always made time for family and friends, even as he toiled to achieve his lifetime aim of working in law enforcement. Recordings of elk calls were played at the beginning and the end of the service to mark Autobee's love for big-game hunting and the outdoors in general. A large photograph of the smiling young man was positioned at the front of the church, along with a large family picture and a heart-shaped photo-montage tribute to Autobee's memory. He graduated from Pueblo County High School in 1998, and Pueblo Community College in 2000. "(Autobee's) life was short, but his life was meaningful. It was not empty," Gallagher said. "All of us can learn from him to be available, to be ready to serve." Law enforcement agencies from Wyoming to New Mexico were represented. Gov. Bill Owens choked back tears as Autobee's parents, Bob and Lola Autobee, released doves at the conclusion of the service. Other high-ranking political figures from Colorado, including the executive director of the DOC, Joe Ortiz, also attended. From the Limon prison where Autobee worked, 225 employees were in attendance, according to DOC spokesman Alison Morgan. She said staff from other prisons volunteered to fill in for them so they could be at Autobee's funeral. Autobee's 20-year-old brother, Scott, said he looked up to his brother, and called the DOC sergeant his "guardian angel." "If I had a chance to live my life over again, I'd choose the path my brother chose," he said, announcing that he plans to pursue a career in law enforcement, too. Michelle Mojica, Autobee's longtime girlfriend, called him an affectionate man who was never shy about demonstrating his love for her or his family. She said she lost more than a boyfriend. "He was not only my boyfriend, he was my best friend, my family, my love," she said. Autobee was constantly looking to help others, Mojica said. She recalled the day that her mother died in February at age 40, and how Autobee rushed to her aid and tried to revive her. Prisoners were treated with respect by Autobee, Mojica said. "He said they were human beings, and that's how he treated them," she said. "He was very proud of his job at DOC, and he knew it was a risk." Debra Snyder first met Autobee in the academy where they learned their profession. They became friends and worked together at Limon. She recalled eating breakfast with him on the morning that he died. Snyder said Autobee was his cheerful self that day. "His smile was as big as Texas, and so was his heart," she said. Devotion to his profession was a common thread in the eulogies honoring Autobee. Snyder said guards disheartened by his death should draw inspiration from his commitment. "The best way I can honor Eric's memory is to keep on working," she said.

Autobee, Eufemia Emma
Eufemia ' Emma'  Autobee - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2002 - Eufemia "Emma" Autobee, 74, of Pueblo passed away Jan. 20, 2002. Born Sept. 16, 1927 in Colorado City, Texas. Preceded in death by her father Domingo Alvarez, aunt Susanna Gomez, and sister-in-law Sara Alvarez. Survived by her mother Sofia Alvarez, husband Joseph Faris Autobee, brothers; Placido (Rose) Alvarez, of Avondale, Abraham Alvarez, El Paso Texas, Bernadino (Anna) Alvarez, of Pueblo, and sister Mary Lou (Ray) Llamas, of Milpitas, Calif. Children; Mary (Silverio) Salazar, Michael Autobee, Gloria (Mike) Vialpando, Ruben (Gina) Autobee, Cathy (Linda) Autobee, of Denver, Angela (Lloyd) Romero, and Leonard Gutierrez. Grandchildren; Stephanie, Randy, Crystal, Sophia, Deanna, Jason, Jessica, numerous great-grandchildren, nephews, and nieces. In-laws; (the late Emilea and Lofio Rael), (the late Melesio and Annie) Autobee, Stella (the late Tony) Pando, Milton (Shirley) Autobee, (the late Delma and Gene Pando), Cora and Albert Casares, and Vera (the late Joe) Cruz. Emma was an active, long time member of the Autobee Club, as well as the Altar and Rosary Society. She also enjoyed volunteering for many church activities and functions. The family would also like to thank Dr. Stephen Nafziger and his staff for the many years of care they provided for Emma. Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. today at St. Leander Catholic Church with her nephew Father Carlos Alvarez. Interment; Roselawn Cemetery.

Autobee, John Charles Sr.
John Charles Autobee Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 6, 2009 - John Charles Autobee Sr., 67, Pueblo, June 5. Roselawn.

Autobee, Joseph Farris
Joseph Farris Autobee - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 2006 - Joseph (Farris) Autobee, 77, born Feb. 8, 1929 in Turkey Creek, Colo., passed away peacefully on Aug. 15, 2006. Preceded in death by his parents Mariano and Francisca Autobee, wife Eufemia Autobee, sisters Emelia Rael and Delma Pando, brother Melesio Autobee. Survived by children Mary (Silver) Salazar, Mike Autobee, Gloria (Mike) Vialpando, Ruben (Pat) Autobee, Cathy Autobee, Angie (Lloyd) Romero; siblings, Milton (Shirley Autobee), Cora (Albert) Casares, Stella Pando and Vera Cruz. 7 Grandchildren; Stephanie, Randy, Crystal, Sophia, Deanna, Jason, Jessica and 9 Great Grandchildren; James, Jennifer, Brianna, Chaelynn, R.J., Riley, Julianne, Lane and Sonny Daze. Also survived by special friend Ruby Gallegos and her family. Farris was a U.S. Army Veteran, served in Korea, Full Military Honors, and was a long time member of the Autobee Club. Funeral Mass today, 10 a.m. at St Joseph Church in Blende with Father Carlos Alvarez officiating, 1145 S. Aspen, Pueblo. Interment; Roselawn Cemetery following Mass.

Autobee, Mrs.
Mrs. Autobee - Pueblo Indicator - December 26, 1925 - Avondale - Mrs. Autobee, one of the old time settlers of this region, passed away Sunday, aged 78. Burial was in Huerfano Cemetery Monday morning. She was respected by all. Her son David from the northern part of the state was in attendance at the funeral.

Autobee, Steve
Steve Autobee - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2009 - Steve Autobee, born Dec. 7, 1964, passed away March 25. 2009. Survived by daughters, Tara Marie and Amanda Nicole Autobee; brothers, Bob (Lola) Autobee, Frank (Sherri) Autobee and Dave Autobee. Preceded by father and mother, Charlie and Frances Autobee; sister, Adeline; brother, Charles; and nephew, Eric Jason Autobee; numerous relatives and friends. Steve loved to play basketball and volleyball. Memorial Mass, 6 p.m. Sunday, March, 29, 2009, Avondale Sacred Heart Church.

Autobee-Martinez, Senida Maria
Senida Maria Autobee-Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 2011 - Senida Maria Autobee-Martinez, 97, of Greeley, formerly of Pueblo, died on Sept. 7, 2011, at Centennial Health Care Center. She was born on June 20, 1914, to Charles Autobee and Gregoria Archuleta. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, followed by rosary at the Allnut Macy Chapel. Service to be held at 10 a.m. Monday, at Our Lady of Peace Church, Greeley. Interment, Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Ida Autobee-Martinez Memorial Fund in care of Allnutt, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631.

Autobees, Charles
Charles Autobees - Silver Creek Weekly Herald - June 22, 1882 - Pueblo, June 20 - News reached here yesterday of the death of Charles Autobees, one of the oldest and best known frontiersmen in Colorado, who died at his home on the Huerfano, near Fort Reynolds, twenty miles east of Pueblo, on Saturday last, at the advanced age of 80 years. Autobees is a man with a remarkable history: He was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, which at that time, however, was a small village or trading post. He was of French extraction and was a man of commanding presence and fine physique. He came to Colorado in 1842 with a company of trappers under the command of Kit Carson, since which time this State has been his home. He stood over six feet high in his stocking feet, and for years, he was associated with Kit Carson, William Bent, Jim Baker, and other noted frontiersmen in Colorado's early history. He took an active part in all Indian wars after his arrival in the new west, and his strong arms and undaunted bravery helped to put down many an outbreak of hostile outrages, and all learned to fear his prowess. He took an active part in the Taos rebellion in 1845, and it was owing in a great measure to his skill and bravery that the insurrection was put down. He was for many years in the service of the government as Chief of Scouts during the Indian troubles on the plains, and was at one time quite well off. When the Indian outbreak occurred in 1868, he raised a company of one hundred volunteers, marched to headquarters and offered the services of himself and company, which were eagerly accepted, and he was placed in command, and his son, Mariano, was installed as first lieutenant. He performed noble and dangerous work on that campaign and was many times wounded. He was intimately acquainted with Colonel William Bent, and assisted in building Bent's old fort near where Fort Lyon now stands. His life's history would form an interesting chapter in Colorado recollections, and it is to be regretted they have not been preserved. Rocky Mountain News - June 21, 1882 - A Living Landmark Gone - Pueblo, June 20 - The old scout and pioneer, Charley Autobees, died at his ranch on the Huerfano late last evening. In his demise one of the oldest landmarks in the state has been removed. It will be remembered that he bore a conspicuous part in the famous Taos rebellion and was also time and again associated with Colonel William Bent, Kit Carson, Fremont and others.

Avalos, Dolores
Dolores ' Cha-Cha'  Avalos - Pueblo Chieftain - August 7, 2012 - Dolores ' Cha-Cha'  Avalos, 84, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 5, 2012. She was preceded in death by husband, Jesus; special grandson, James Lee; great-grandson, Jace Anthony Martinez; and siblings, Leo Chavez and Rose Ruiz. Dolores is survived by her children, Ramona (John) Trujillo, John (Geri) Gonzales, Becky Vialpando and Jesse Avalos; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great- grandchildren; close grandson, Marty Trujillo; siblings, Vivian (Paul) Hernandez and Ted Chavez; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday with Rosary to follow at 6 p.m. Funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday, both at Romero Chapel. Interment, Gardner Cemetery. The family requests that pink attire be worn.

Avalos, Josephine
Josephine Avalos - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2013 - Josephine Avalos. Born Aug. 5, 1926, was received into heaven Feb. 16, 2013. She was a faithful wife, loving mother and nurturing grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Romolo and Neva Armendarez; two brothers and one sister. Josephine' s passion in life was her family. Her love was shared with her husband of 62 years, Jacinto; and her children, Larry, Jackie (Fred) Gribble, Veronica (Fred) Trujillo, Sandy (Ron) Wilkins, Rick (Carmen) Avalos, John, Liz, Patrick and Christine (Bill) Kimel. Josephine was a kind and nurturing grandmother to Freddy, Angela, Richelle, Chris, Tony, Sonia, Laura, Eric, Felicia, Zeke, Athena, Billy and Cassandra. Josephine enjoyed watching the Broncos, excursions to Cripple Creek and baking for her family. Her memory will forever live in the hearts of those she loved and touched in a special way. Rosary recitation, 6 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Friday. both at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The Avalos family wishes to extend its most sincere gratitude and appreciation to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Dr. Ortegon and his compassionate staff. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Avalos, Michael
Michael Buddie Avalos - Trinidad Times Independent - January 29, 2011 - Michael Buddie Avalos, a former Trinidad resident, passed away Jan. 27, 2011, at the University Hospital in Aurora. He was 45. Michael was preceded in death by his mother, Pauline (Paiz) Avalos. He is survived by his father, Joe Buddy Avalos, Lakewood; his sisters, Cindy (Ambrose) Sanchez, Lakewood: Debbie (Mark Haynes) Avalos, Sacramento Calif.; Mary (Aaron) Mauro, Denver; Elaine (Tomas Campos) Avalos, Denver; Valerie Avalos, Lakewood; also by his brothers, Joseph D. (Betty) Avalos, Trinidad; Ernest (Terry) Avalos, Thornton; Phillip Avalos, Denver; Paul Avalos, Wheatridge; and numerous nephews & nieces, numerous great nephews & nieces also numerous uncles, aunts & cousins. Pallbearers will be his nephews: Aaron Michael Mauro, Joaquin Hurtado, Joseph A. Avalos, Benjamin Avalos, Randy Avalos, & Zachary Mauro. Funeral Mass will be Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Avery, Julia May
Julia May Avery - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2010 - Julia May Avery, 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010. The daughter of Willard Smith Avery, D.D.S., and Bertha Knuckey Avery, she was born May 2, 1917, in Holly, Colo. She is survived by her brother, James K. Avery, D.D.S., Ph.D. (Dorothy) of Ann Arbor, Mich.; niece, Nancy Jane Avery of San Angelo, Texas; and nephews, David Lloyd Avery (Susan) of Beaver Island, Mich., and Robert Hugh Avery (Carol) of Ann Arbor. Julia May attended Colorado Women' s College, graduated from the University of Colorado, and took her first teaching position at a school in Mount Harris. She then moved to Pueblo and taught grades one through eight for nearly 40 years. Julia May was dedicated to her students and to her community. She was an amateur archaeologist and avid historian who traveled extensively, visiting Europe, Egypt and almost every U.S. state. After retirement, Julia May continued to volunteer with numerous organizations, including the Pueblo County Historical Society, Historic Pueblo, Keep Pueblo Beautiful, Pioneer Cemetery Association, Women in Community Service, YWCA and Steel City Republican Women' s Club. Cremation has taken place, and no public memorial service will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Julia May' s favorite organizations, or to the donor' s favorite, will help to ensure her work continues. She lived a full life and will be missed. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Avery, Lenus Dean
Lenus Dean Avery - Pueblo Chieftain - July 4, 2012 - Lenus Dean Avery was born Oct. 15, 1927, in Pueblo, Colo. He died June 16, 2012, from complications of COPD in Pueblo, Colo. He was a resident of Colorado City, Colo. He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Avery; his sons, Michael Dean Avery of Pueblo, and Gerald Lee Avery of Pueblo; and daughter, Cheryl Ann Farrell of Koloa, Hawaii. He also is survived by one sister, Helen Sterling of Boulder City, Nev.; a brother, Raymond Avery of Pueblo; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. He also is survived by his five stepchildren and step-grandchildren. Lenus was preceded in death by his brother, Orville Avery; and sister, Alice Combellick. Lenus was an electrician by trade and later owned his own small engine repair business until he was reunited with his first love 54 years later, Norma. Lenus was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 95, the Eagles Lodge, the Elks Lodge and the local Electrical Union No. 12. He was a former member of Lake Avenue Baptist Church. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Avila, Baltazar
Baltazar Avila - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2012 - Baltazar Avila. Born Feb. 20, 1920, died Jan. 28, 2012. Baltazar went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Jan. 28, 2012, leaving behind his loving wife of 66 years, Jennie. He was born on Feb. 20, 1920, in Capulin, N.M. He served in U.S. Army, fighting in the Pacific Theater during World War II. On Dec. 22, 1945, he married Jennie Martinez. Baltazar retired at the age of 58 after 30 years at CF&I Steel. He enjoyed 34 years of retirement going hunting, fishing, dancing with his wife, playing poker and raising sheep for the 4-Hers. He loved pulling practical jokes on all. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Charlie; daughter, Doris Jean (infant); granddaughter, Brittany Ann; parents, Sofia L. Avila and Jose Roman Avila; and sisters, Tina and Jennie. He is survived by his children, Yolanda, Baltazar Jr. (Edna), Evangiline (Roberto), Donny (Dolores), James (Lois), Esther, Tim, Greg (Karen), Louisa (Spencer), Hope (Mike), Vivian (Juanita) and Mark. He also is survived by his brothers, Jose R. Avila Jr., Jerry Avila, Carmen Avila, Orlando Avila and Abel Trujillo; sisters, Virginia Mondragon and Alicia Avila; 32 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. A special thank you to all the staff at Forget Me Not Assisted Living for the loving care for him and his family in his final days. Arrangements are pending with Alderette-Pomeroy of Raton, N.M.

Avila, Patricia M.
Patricia M. Avila - Trinidad Times Independent - March 6, 2011 - Patricia M. Avila, of Aguilar, passed away March 4, 2011, at Triumph Hospital in Aurora after a brief illness. She was 54. She was born in Trinidad April 7, 1956 to Mary (Teran) and Pete Quintero Sr. Patricia attended Aguilar schools. On April 3, 1971, she was united in marriage to Leo A. Avila at the K.P. Hall in Aguilar. She was a beautician and barber and previously owned her own business, the Mane Attraction in Walsenburg. She then was employed as Patient Advocate and Med Sur Technician at Mt. San Rafael Hospital until her retirement. She enjoyed going to Cripple Creek and having coffee with her friends. Her greatest joy was being Grandma Patty to her grandchildren. Preceding her in death is son Joseph Avila, mother Mary Quintero and grandparents Trino and Cora Quintero. Survivors are husband Leo Avila of home address, Aguilar, son Leo David (Shannon) Avila, Thornton, daughter Roberta Lee (Ben) McGee, Parker, grandchildren, Katelyn and Justin Avila, Hallie, Maggie and Caleb McGee, father Pete Quintero Sr. Aguilar, siblings Pete Quintero, Aguilar, Monty Quintero, Aguilar, Christine (Ernie) Castillo, Raton, brothers- and sisters-in-law, Manuel Avila, Pueblo, Alice (Manuel) Montoya, Denver, Rose Avila, Aguilar numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Memorial Services will be held Friday, March 11, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Comi Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Nelson officiating. Private inurnment at a later date. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at Aguilar Community Center. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Avila, Raylissa Jasmine
Raylissa Jasmine Avila - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2012 - Raylissa Jasmine Avila, 23 months. Funeral service, 2 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Avila, Samuel Joseph
Sam Avila - Trinidad Times Independent - January 22, 2010 - Samuel Joseph Avila, 82, of Aguilar, entered eternal life Jan. 14, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents Alfonso Avila and Mary Valdez Avila, Madelyn and Madeline Avila, brothers, Fred and William Avila, and two infant children, James and Sharon Avila. Survivors are wife of 59 years, Rose Avila, children, Leeanna Avila, Margaret, (Juan) Martinez, Irma (Jesse) Radspinner, Sam (Rhonda) Avila, Lorraine (Leon) Simmons, 19 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. At Sam's request, cremation and services will be held privately at a later date. Arrangements made under the Comi Funeral Home.

Avila, Tom Luis
Tom Luis Avila - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2012 -Tom Luis Avila, 85 of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his father, Enrique Avila; and sister, Annabell. Survived by his loving wife, Mae Avila; seven sons; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Tom loved going to Cripple Creek. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m., with rosary to follow at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, all at Roselawn Funeral Home. Interment, Roselawn. Donations can be made to the Funeral Home in Tom' s name.

Avila-Ortiz, Jose Manuel
Jose Manuel Avila-Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - June 6, 2012 - Jose Manuel Avila-Ortiz, 58, of Pueblo, June 3, 2012. Rosary service, 6 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, Holy Family. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Avis, Willa
Willa Avis - Denver Post - January 22, 2007 - Willa Avis, 86, of Golden died June 12, 2006. Born December 9, 1919 in Trinidad, CO. Wife of the late Martin E. Avis; Mother of Ellen Thexton, Edward (Ellie); beloved Grandma, Great-Grandma and Great- Great-Grandma. Visitation, Wednesday 5-7pm; Funeral service, Thursday 3pm; both at Olinger Crown Hill, 29th & Wadsworth. Interment, Crown Hill Cemetery. Contributions to EMS for House of Hope, PO Box 377, Wheat Ridge, CO 80034-0377.

Ayala, Angela M.
Angela M. Ayala - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2012 - Angela M. Ayala, 85, passed away Jan. 23, 2012. She is survived by her children, George A. Ayala, Anthony R. (Mago), Frank (Sylvia), Susan (Steve) Wright, Pamela C. Ayala, Bobbie (Ken) Sisneros; 33 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and her beloved brothers and sisters. Angela was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, George H. Ayala. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Francis Xavier Church.

Ayala, Santana Ray
Santana Ray Ayala - Pueblo Chieftain - August 2, 2007 - Santana Ray Ayala, newborn, went to be with the Lord on July 25, 2007. He is survived by his parents, Benito Ayala and Jessica Reyes; grandparents, Benito Ayala, Rose Marie Chavez, Nicolas Reyes and Emma Gonzales; aunts and uncles, Leticia Reyes, Sarida Ayala, Juan Reyes and Frankie Reyes. Officiat Deacon, Steve Lumbert. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel.

Ayala, Thelma J.
Thelma J. (Quintana) Ayala - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2009 - Thelma J. (Quintana) Ayala, 72, of Pueblo, passed away on March 13, 2009. Preceded in death by her husband, Ted; and son, Lawrence. Survived by son, Michael (Julie) Forte; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and five siblings. Rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Wednesday, followed by funeral Mass, all at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Ayers, Charles W.
Charles W. Ayers - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2010 - Charles W. Ayers, 80, of Fowler, died Oct. 15, 2010. Veteran of the Korean Conflict; received two Purple Hearts and "V" device award. Member of Fowler United Methodist Church, VFW, Danish Brotherhood. He served three terms as Fowler mayor; deputy sheriff in Otero County 1959 to 1992; retired from Southeast Colorado Power Co. as a lineman from 1955 to 1992. Survived by daughter, Myrna (Clifford) Wilson; two stepsons, James Kirgin and Kenneth (Barbara) Kirgin; seven grandchildren and one great- grandson. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Griffy Family Funeral Chapel in Fowler. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, Fowler Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Fowler Fire Department in care of the funeral home.

Ayers, Mr.
Mr. Ayers - Rocky Mountain News - October 21, 1890 - Badly Demented - Pueblo, Colo., Oct. 20 - Last night a crazy boy, 16 or 18 years of age, died in the county jail. He was arrested Saturday evening by Sheriff McCarthy while undressing in an exposed part of Franklin' s brick yard. All that was obtained from him was that his name was Ayers; that he was the only one left of the church. He was badly demented. Sunday he was apparently well in body. This morning the jailer found him dead in his bed. Coroner Black was summoned but did not deem an inquest necessary. He lies at McMason & Collier' s undertaking rooms, and if nothing further is found concerning him he will be buried in the potter' s field. He has small features, a large forehead, and heavy head of ragged brown hair.

Ayres, Donald Eugene
Donald Eugene Ayres - Pueblo Chieftain - October 9, 2012 - Donald Eugene Ayres, 63, passed away at his home in Boise, Idaho, on Oct. 1, 2012. He was born Jan. 18, 1949, in San Antonio, Texas, to James and Myrtle Ayres. He served our country honorably in Vietnam from 1968-1970, receiving the Bronze Star. He then moved to Pueblo and graduated from USC with a degree in business. He worked most of his life as a stone mason. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hiking, biking, diving and fishing, and he traveled to many parts of the world. He leaves behind his loving wife, Peggy; daughters, Andrea Ayres and Melissa (Conrad) Ball, their mother, Diane and grandson, Jameson Ball; stepchildren, Bill and Heather Veges, Sheri (Ben) Budhu, Deanna Veges and five step-grandchildren; mother, Myrtle; siblings, Vickie Ayres-Mayorga and nephew, Aaron; Glen (Gayle) Ayres and niece, Lindsay; in-laws, Margaret Moorcroft, John Moorcroft, Linda (Don) Thurston, Sheila (Curt) Hermes, Michelle (Bob) Hurley, Ed (TC) Boedecker; numerous cousins, extended family and friends. Preceded in death by his father, James. A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at the Do Drop Inn on Santa Fe Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Donald E. Ayres Memorial Fund through any US Bank.




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